A Time to Risk All

Author: Clodagh Finn

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 071717560X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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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: 5103

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

A Time to Risk All

Author: Clodagh Finn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780717175611

Category: Jewish children in the Holocaust

Page: 288

View: 7638

'I am truly grateful to Mary Elmes for the life I might not have had, had it not been for her brave actions to save us and many others. She was truly a heroine.' Michael Freund Mary Elmes was an extraordinary woman. Sometimes known as the 'Irish Schindler', she was born in Cork in 1908 and educated at Trinity College Dublin. She won a scholarship to study at the London School of Economics and travelled to Europe in the 1930s. There, she volunteered to help refugees during the Spanish Civil War. Nothing could have prepared her for the horrific suffering she would witness, but she was determined to aid as many people as she could. When Barcelona fell to Franco's forces, she followed the Spanish refugees to southern France and continued to help them in the camps where they were interned. Soon, she found herself in the middle of another conflict, the Second World War, and was helping refugees of all nationalities. By 1942, it became evident that Jews, who were also held in the camps by the collaborationist Vichy authorities, were in danger of being deported to their death. Mary Elmes risked her life to help children and adults escape. She smuggled children out in the boot of her car and succeeded in getting a number of adults off the convoys going to the Nazi death camps. She was arrested and imprisoned by the Gestapo on suspicion of espionage and carrying out a series of hostile acts against Germany. When the war was over, she married a Frenchman and settled down in Perpignan, never speaking about what she had done in either conflict. When the French government offered her its highest honour, the Legion d'Honneur, she turned it down, preferring instead to try put the war behind her. In 2013, she became the first Irish person to be named 'Righteous Among the Nations' at Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial to Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Now, finally, her story has come to light and a forgotten heroine will be remembered as she deserves. 'A compelling biography of an unsung hero' The Irish Independent 'A truly amazing and uplifting story, I'd recommend it to anybody.' Marian Finucane 'This is the Irish Schindler story - remarkable' Ivan Yates

Christmas Peril and Yuletide Abduction

Author: Margaret Daley,Debby Giusti,Virginia Vaughan

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0369717147

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7879

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

The Early History of the Post in Grant and Farm

Author: James Wilson Hyde

Publisher: Good Press


Category: History

Page: 243

View: 2210

"The Early History of the Post in Grant and Farm" by James Wilson Hyde. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Polish and Irish Struggles for Self-Determination

Author: Galia Chimiak,Bożena Cierlik

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527547647

Category: History

Page: 162

View: 2484

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.


Author: Ten Speed Press Staff

Publisher: Russ Reeder

ISBN: 0000002445


Page: N.A

View: 1454

Through Her Eyes

Author: Clodagh Finn

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717183211

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 1038

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: 3532

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: 1490735410

Category: Self-Help

Page: 134

View: 8983

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.