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“How can you do this work if you have a child?” asked her mother. “It is because I have a child that I do it,” replied Cecile. “This is not a world I wish her to grow up in.” On January 24, 1943, 230 women were placed in four cattle trucks on a train in Compiegne, in northeastern France, and the doors bolted shut for the journey to Auschwitz. They were members of the French Resistance, ranging in age from teenagers to the elderly, women who before the war had been doctors, farmers’ wives, secretaries, biochemists, schoolgirls. With immense courage they had taken up arms against a brutal occupying force; now their friendship would give them strength as they experienced unimaginable horrors. Only forty-nine of the Convoi des 31000 would return from the camps in the east; within ten years, a third of these survivors would be dead too, broken by what they had lived through. In this vitally important book, Caroline Moorehead tells the whole story of the 230 women on the train, for the first time. Based on interviews with the few remaining survivors, together with extensive research in French and Polish archives, A Train in Winter is an essential historical document told with the clarity and impact of a great novel. Caroline Moorehead follows the women from the beginning, starting with the disorganized, youthful and high-spirited activists who came together with the Occupation, and chronicling their links with the underground intellectual newspapers and Communist cells that formed soon afterwards. Postering and graffiti grew into sabotage and armed attacks, and the Nazis responded with vicious acts of mass reprisal – which in turn led to the Resistance coalescing and developing. Moorehead chronicles the women’s roles in victories and defeats, their narrow escapes and their capture at the hands of French police eager to assist their Nazi overseers to deport Jews, resisters, Communists and others. Their story moves inevitably through to its horrifying last chapters in Auschwitz: murder, starvation, disease and the desperate struggle to survive. But, as Moorehead notes, even in the most inhuman of places, the women of the Convoi could find moments of human grace in their companionship: “So close did each of the women feel to the others, that to die oneself would be no worse than to see one of the others die.” Uncovering a story that has hitherto never been told, Caroline Moorehead exhibits the skills that have made her an acclaimed biographer and historian. In this book she places the reader utterly in the world of wartime France, casting light on what it was like to experience horrific terrors and face impossible moral dilemmas. Through the sensitive interviews on which the book is based, she tells personal and individual stories of courage, solace and companionship. In this way, A Train in Winter ultimately becomes a valuable memorial to a unique group of heroines, and a testimony to the particular power of women’s friendship even in the worst places on earth. From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre: History
Author: Caroline Moorehead
Publisher: Random House Canada
Release: 2011-11-01
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307366672

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On an icy dawn morning in Paris in January 1943, a group of 230 French women resisters were rounded up from the Gestapo detention camps and sent on a train to Auschwitz - the only train, in the four years of German occupation, to take women of the resistance to a death camp. Of the group, 49 survivors would return to France. Here is the story of these women - told for the first time. A Train in Winter is a portrait of ordinary people, of their bravery and endurance, and of the friendships that kept so many of them alive. Longlisted for the 2012 Orwell Prize.

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Genre: History
Author: Caroline Moorehead
Publisher: Random House
Release: 2012-09-06
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781448156788

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A beautiful story about friendship, solidarity and loyalty as shown by the animals in a northern forest. Guided Reading Level: L, Lexile Level: 620L

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Susanna Isern
Publisher: Cuento de Luz
Release: 2014-10-20
File: 24 Pages
ISBN-13: 9788415784852

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Winter is coming and Thomas, being a small engine, needs to put on his snowplow. Thomas hates his snowplow; he thinks it makes him look funny, and when he has it on, the other, bigger engines tease him. But Thomas saves the day when a big storm comes up and Toby is stuck on his branch line. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Rev. W. Awdry
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release: 2010-12-22
File: 312 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780375984136

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Have you ever walked along the river and seen a lovely Dutch Barge and have been curious about what it is like to live on water or perhaps you have even considered buying one yourself but have had lots of questions? We had an ordinary life. Bret ran his own business and I worked as an administrator. We lived in a small cottage on the edge of the Cotswolds with our daughter and cat. This book follows our tales from buying our first boat, an inflatable dinghy with outboard engine (this was the seed from which grew a great passion for the waterways), through our adventures on our second boat, a thirty foot Seamaster cruiser. After spending every spare minute on the cruiser our home fell into disrepair and the garden became overgrown, something had to change. In 2009 we made the brave decision to leave our life on land and the hunt was on for a suitable boat to live on. We finally found 'Edith', a fifty-seven foot Dutch Barge made by the British company Sagar in Yorkshire, then moved on lock, stock and cat. We are continuous cruisers, which means that we do not have a permanent mooring and we travel almost every day. We have travelled along the Gloucester and Sharpness canal, down the mighty Severn Estuary, along the daunting Kennet & Avon Canal to the wide and magnificent River Thames. The book describes the characters we have come across, the magical and special places we have visited and the stunningly beautiful English countryside and wildlife we see along the way. Sometimes life is hard, especially in the winter, but I always remind myself of the sheer joy of sitting in the sunshine watching the sun glint on the water or the flash of turquoise and orange as a Kingfisher flies by, the changing seasons and good friends we meet. Our book tells the story of the pros and cons of buying a live-aboard barge, what it is actually like to live on-board as continuous cruisers in the UK, warts and all.

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Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release: 2016-08-16
File: 216 Pages
ISBN-13: 1534867244

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From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey into the mind of this legendary artist, told through the prism of cafés and haunts she has visited and worked in around the world. M Train is a journey through seventeen "stations." It begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. We then travel, through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations: from Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico, to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; from the ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York's Far Rockaway that Smith buys just before Hurricane Sandy hits, to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation, alongside signature memories, including of her life in Michigan with her husband, guitarist Fred Sonic Smith, whose untimely death was an irremediable loss. For it is loss, as well as the consolation we might salvage from it, that lies at the heart of this exquisitely told memoir, one augmented by stunning black-and-white Polaroids taken by Smith herself. M Train is a meditation on endings and on beginnings: a poetic tour de force by one of the most brilliant, multi-platform artists at work today.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Patti Smith
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Release: 2015-10-06
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780345815477

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Find the difference is an exciting edutainment activity that comes with many benefits. For instance, spending at least an hour solving find the difference puzzles will help boost your child's memory and visual discrimination skills. Other benefits include the essential life skills of patience, relaxation and determination. Secure a copy now!

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Jupiter Kids
Publisher: Jupiter Kids (Childrens & Kids Fiction)
Release: 2017-09-15
File: 44 Pages
ISBN-13: 1541933435

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A whirlwind twenty-four-hour romance about two teens who meet—and perhaps change their minds about love—on a train ride in the middle of a snowstorm. Leah Konen’s Love and Other Train Wrecks is perfect for fans of Emery Lord and Jennifer E. Smith. Noah is a hopeless romantic. He’s traveling home for one last chance with his first love, and he needs a miracle to win her back. Ammy doesn’t believe in true love—just look at her parents. If there’s one thing she’s learned about love in the last year, it’s that it ends. That is, until one winter night when Noah and Ammy find themselves in the same Amtrak car heading to Upstate New York. After a train-wreck first impression between the two of them, the Amtrak train suddenly breaks down—in the middle of a snowstorm. Desperate to make it to their destinations, Noah and Ammy have no other option but to travel together. What starts off as a minor detour turns into the journey of a lifetime, but come morning their adventure takes an unexpected turn for the worst. Can one night can really change how they feel about love...and the course of their lives forever?

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Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Author: Leah Konen
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2018-01-02
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062402523

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Alexi Bulgarov is an international criminal, occasional terrorist. With a body count of 25,000+ on his head and many other accusations of war crimes, he gets himself intentionally captured by the CIA. Seeming like a trick, he leads the CIA on a wild goose chase across his command structure, lead by his old friend (now enemy) Joshua "Dusty" McCallen. In a frantic effort to expose Alexi's newest threat to national security, the Blacklist. A list with 17 different events planned out at a specific time, meant to cause global panic in mere seconds. Join McCallen as he exposes the trail of command that Bulgarov oversees, and old secrets that were meant for specific eyes.

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Author: Tony Nicholas Kecman
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release: 2016-07-07
File: 470 Pages
ISBN-13: 1523735740

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Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This is his account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith. Describing in simple terms the tragic murder of a people from a survivor's perspective, Night is among the most personal, intimate and poignant of all accounts of the Holocaust. A compelling consideration of the darkest side of human nature and the enduring power of hope, it remains one of the most important works of the twentieth century. New translation by Marion Wiesel, with a new introduction by Elie Wiesel.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Elie Wiesel
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release: 2012-05-03
File: 144 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780718197810

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