A Time to Risk All

Author: Clodagh Finn

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 071717560X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7895

Clodagh Finn has travelled throughout Europe to piece together the story of this remarkable, unknown Irish woman, meeting many of those children Mary Elmes saved. Here, in a book packed with courage, heroism, adventure and tragedy, her story is finally remembered. The children called her ‘Miss Mary’, and they remember her kindness still. She gave them food and shelter and later risked her life to help them escape the convoys bound for Auschwitz. Turning her back on a brilliant academic career, Mary Elmes ventured into a war zone to help children in the Spanish Civil War. In 1939, she fled Franco’s forces but continued to work with refugees in France when the Second World War broke out. In 1942, when it became evident that Jews were being deported to their deaths, she smuggled children to safety in the boot of her car. She was arrested and imprisoned by the Gestapo, but went straight back to work after her release. When the war was over, Mary married and settled down, never speaking about what she had done. Her story was forgotten. In A Time to Risk All her remarkable story is finally remembered as it should be. 'A compelling portrait of an unsung Irish heroine of two wars' Madeleine Keane, Literary Editor, Sunday Independent ‘Brings to light the life of Mary Elmes, showing a remarkable, independent and courageous woman whose compassion knew no borders.’ Yvonne Altman O’Connor, Culture and Education Director, Irish Jewish Museum


Author: Dr. Albert Joseph Jefferson III

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479787477

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 8066

Prudence, a young French woman, lives in a city named St. Luciano, a province of France. Her saga unravels during the mid-1800s. under the guidance of her mentor, Melca. Melca is a hierophant in good standing with the kings court. Melca has been searching for a prodigy that she might pass her vast storehouse of knowledge onward to the following generation. She finds such a student in Prudence. Under the guidance of Melca, Prudence learns wisdom that leads to her own awakening. However, no one is quite ready for the impact that Prudence is to have on those who come under her influence. No one can deny the blessings that follow in her wake, or her ability to heal bodies, or change lives. The reader who follows Prudence, and is able to decipher her nature, understand her principles, cannot helped but be blessed because that is what Prudence does to all who come to really know her. I invite you to meet her, and find out for yourself. Dr. Albert Joseph Jefferson III

Christmas Peril and Yuletide Abduction

Author: Margaret Daley,Debby Giusti,Virginia Vaughan

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0369717147

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4205

Christmas bells ring with danger Christmas Peril by Margaret Daley and Debby Giusti In “Merry Mayhem” by Margaret Daley, danger follows Annie Coleman and her daughter home to Christmas, Oklahoma, where she falls under the watchful protection of police chief Caleb Jackson. In “Yule Die” by Debby Giusti, medical researcher Callie Evans discovers her ailing patient is her long-lost brother. And he's being watched by undercover police officer Joe Petrecelli. Yuletide Abduction by Virginia Vaughan Former army ranger Josh Adams lost his brother when he died saving Elise Richardson. She's now an FBI agent and his missing niece's only hope. As Elise closes in on a human trafficking ring, she has only days to rescue Josh's niece for a holiday homecoming—and to prove herself worthy of his love. USA TODAY bestselling authors Margaret Daley and Debby Giusti


Author: Ten Speed Press Staff

Publisher: Russ Reeder

ISBN: 0000002445


Page: N.A

View: 7935

Polish and Irish Struggles for Self-Determination

Author: Galia Chimiak,Bożena Cierlik

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527547647

Category: History

Page: 162

View: 9505

This book discusses little-known linkages between two seemingly distant peoples, the Polish and the Irish, whose historical experiences share important similarities. Both Ireland and Poland have been subject to foreign rule, which they overturned in 1916 and 1918 respectively. Their predominantly Catholic societies were among the first to grant voting rights to women a century ago. This volume uses the centenary of both Ireland and Poland (re)gaining national independence and the political empowerment of women in these countries as a point of departure to analyse selected aspects of Polish and Irish people’s struggle for autonomy. Cases of mutual assistance, including the awareness-raising campaigns organized by Western women in support of the independence and suffragist movements in Poland, are presented along with examples of grassroots self-organization, foreign press coverage, and military and diplomatic efforts to empower the Poles and the Irish.

Through Her Eyes

Author: Clodagh Finn

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717183211

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 8270

Told through the prism of the lives of 21 extraordinary women, this remarkable book offers an alternative vision of Irish history – one that puts the spotlight on women whose contributions have been forgotten or overlooked. Author Clodagh Finn travels through the ages to ‘meet’, among others, Macha, the Celtic horse goddess of Ulster; St Dahalin, an early Irish saint and miracle worker; Jo Hiffernan, painter and muse to the artists Whistler and Courbet; Jennie Hodgers, a woman who fought as a male soldier in the American Civil War; Sr Concepta Lynch, businesswoman, Dominican sister and painter of a unique Celtic shrine; the Overend sisters, farmers, charity workers and motoring enthusiasts; and Rosemary Gibb, athlete, social worker, clown and accomplished magician. From a Stone Age farmer who lived in Co. Clare more than 5,000 years ago to the modern-day founder of a 3D printing company, this book opens a fascinating window onto the life and times of some amazing women whose stories were shaped by the centuries in which they lived.

Regency Gamble: A Lady Risks All / A Lady Dares

Author: Bronwyn Scott

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1474056105

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 1021

A Lady Risks All It would be unwise to mistake me for an innocent debutante – for years I have graced the smoky gloom of many a billiards club and honed my skills at my father’s side.

A Time to Build

Author: Atsen Jonathan Ahua

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490735402

Category: Reference

Page: 134

View: 6818

In a world characterized by violence and conflict in many regions, there is brokenness that occurs at the personal, family, community, and societal levels in virtually all countries of the world as we push into the second decade of the twenty-first century. Everywhere there is the need for the reconstruction of lives, families, communities, and whole countries and regions. This need manifests most strongly in Africa, which has had more than its fair share of disruption and brokenness. ""A Time to Build"" models the reconstruction strategy of Nehemiah, a Jewish exile and cup-bearer to the Persian Emperor Artaxerxes who was appointed Governor of Judea by the emperor in the 5th century BC to reconstruct the broken walls of Jerusalem. His strategy is fresh and relevant to individuals, families, communities and nations needing reconstruction today.

Applied Software Risk Management

Author: C. Ravindranath Pandian

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0849305314

Category: Computers

Page: 264

View: 4760

Few software projects are completed on time, on budget, and to their original specifications. Focusing on what practitioners need to know about risk in the pursuit of delivering software projects, Applied Software Risk Management: A Guide for Software Project Managers covers key components of the risk management process and the software development process, as well as best practices for software risk identification, risk planning, and risk analysis. Written in a clear and concise manner, this resource presents concepts and practical insight into managing risk. It first covers risk-driven project management, risk management processes, risk attributes, risk identification, and risk analysis. The book continues by examining responses to risk, the tracking and modeling of risks, intelligence gathering, and integrated risk management. It concludes with details on drafting and implementing procedures. A diary of a risk manager provides insight in implementing risk management processes. Bringing together concepts across software engineering with a project management perspective, Applied Software Risk Management: A Guide for Software Project Managers presents a rigorous, scientific method for identifying, analyzing, and resolving risk.