A Time to Risk All

Author: Clodagh Finn

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 071717560X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 3133


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

Prudence

Author: Dr. Albert Joseph Jefferson III

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479787477

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 3427


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: 6904


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

Regency Gamble: A Lady Risks All / A Lady Dares

Author: Bronwyn Scott

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1474056105

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 3221


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: 2176


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.

The Dynamics of Risk

Author: Louise K. Comfort

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691186022

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 5217


Earthquakes are a huge global threat. In thirty-six countries, severe seismic risks threaten populations and their increasingly interdependent systems of transportation, communication, energy, and finance. In this important book, Louise Comfort provides an unprecedented examination of how twelve communities in nine countries responded to destructive earthquakes between 1999 and 2015. And many of the book’s lessons can also be applied to other large-scale risks. The Dynamics of Risk sets the global problem of seismic risk in the framework of complex adaptive systems to explore how the consequences of such events ripple across jurisdictions, communities, and organizations in complex societies, triggering unexpected alliances but also exposing social, economic, and legal gaps. The book assesses how the networks of organizations involved in response and recovery adapted and acted collectively after the twelve earthquakes it examines. It describes how advances in information technology enabled some communities to anticipate seismic risk better and to manage response and recovery operations more effectively, decreasing losses. Finally, the book shows why investing substantively in global information infrastructure would create shared awareness of seismic risk and make postdisaster relief more effective and less expensive. The result is a landmark study of how to improve the way we prepare for and respond to earthquakes and other disasters in our ever-more-complex world.

The Early History of the Post in Grant and Farm

Author: James Wilson Hyde

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 119

View: 6917


DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Early History of the Post in Grant and Farm" by James Wilson Hyde. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

The Sociology of Risk and Gambling Reader

Author: James F. Cosgrave

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415952220

Category: Social Science

Page: 435

View: 3276


This reader contributes to the sociology of gambling, and offers a variety of sociological approaches, ranging from classical sociological analyses of gambling to contemporary sociological approaches to risk.

Everyone's Choices

Author: Ralph E. Robinson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595355196

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

View: 2442


Choices contains three themes; The first: Earth can be a Paradise if we sculpt it to be; it can be Perdition if we allow it to be. The second is that we are our own self-authors and we can author a world Paradise. The third statement: Of course we are at peace, do you think we are stupid? Choices ably connects the three dots! Enjoy discovering a path to world peace, easing bigotry and fixing education. "Choices is sound, easy to follow, inventive, exciting and well reasoned." -Marylou Hughes, L.C.S.W., D.P.A., counselor, author "Robinson has used his practical experience and a lifetime of research to present and deliver a comprehensive series of logical conclusions. In Choices, he looks at the human condition not [only] from a new point of view, but from the mind of a man who has lived it." -Jim Ernst, author, player of bridge and deliverer of judgment