A Lucky Child

Author: Thomas Buergenthal

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847651844

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

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Thomas Buergenthal is unique. Liberated from the death camps of Auschwitz at the age of eleven, in adulthood he became a judge at the International Court in The Hague. In his honest and heartfelt memoirs, he tells the story of his extraordinary journey - from the horrors of Nazism to an investigation of modern day genocide. Aged ten Thomas Buergenthal arrived at Auschwitz after surviving the Ghetto of Kielce and two labour camps, and was soon separated from his parents. Using his wits and some remarkable strokes of luck, he managed to survive until he was liberated from Sachsenhausen in 1945. After experiencing the turmoil of Europe's post-war years - from the Battle of Berlin, to a Jewish orphanage in Poland - Buergenthal went to America in the 1950s at the age of seventeen. He eventually became one of the world's leading experts on international law and human rights. His story of survival and his determination to use law and justice to prevent further genocide is an epic and inspirational journey through twentieth century history. His book is both a special historical document and a great literary achievement, comparable only to Primo Levi's masterpieces.



Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0244872740


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Luck Child

Author: Heather Lee Schroeder

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Page: 368

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Children of the Holocaust

Author: Stephanie Fitzgerald

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756543908

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Presents the accounts of Jewish children living in Europe during the Holocaust and describes the methods by which some of them survived, including the Kindertransport and remaining in hiding.

Make This Your Lucky Day

Author: Ellen Whitehurst

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307487903

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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SOME PEOPLE HAVE ALL THE LUCK. THE REST OF US MAKE IT. Let’s face it: Most of us think Feng Shui is synonymous with moving furniture. But Feng Shui specialist Ellen Whitehurst has updated this ancient art form and given it her own unique spin. The result is “Lucky Day Shui,” which is based on her more than twenty years of training and expertise in Feng Shui, aromatherapy, and other modes of holistic healing. What’s more, this approach is a breeze to incorporate into your life, and there’s no heavy lifting required! Make This Your Lucky Day covers all nine Feng Shui energies–including career, wealth, marriage and partnership, children, and creativity–and is broken down into specific days, events, and life situations for which you could use a little extra luck. Do you wish to • Ace that job interview? Wear deep, dark blue to enhance self-esteem. • Increase your bank account? Place eight coins under the welcome mat at your front door. • Seal a great business deal? Start the day by lighting nine red candles. • Finally get pregnant? Sleep on green bedsheets. • Chase away a cold? Diffuse lavender essential oil for a holistic antibiotic. Harness the energy of the universe, stack the deck in your favor, and open the door to greater opportunities. Today can be your lucky day! “[Ellen Whitehurst] is a magical person with strange and mysterious ways. She found my power centers, and they even work during a blackout. Now, that’s talent!” –Joy Behar, co-host, The View “Ellen is irresistible–both her personality and her advice. And fortunately one never comes without the other.” –Stacy Morrison, editor-in-chief, Redbook

A Natural History of Human Morality

Author: Michael Tomasello

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674915879

Category: Psychology

Page: 206

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Michael Tomasello offers the most detailed account to date of the evolution of human moral psychology. Based on experimental data comparing great apes and human children, he reconstructs two key evolutionary steps whereby early humans gradually became an ultra-cooperative and, eventually, a moral species capable of acting as a plural agent “we”.


Author: Brian Klaas

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529338115

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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'Illuminating . . . reveals why some people and systems are more likely to be corrupted by power than others' - Adam Grant 'Passionate, insightful, and occasionally jaw-dropping . . . Corruptible sets out the story of the intoxicating lure of power-and how it has shaped the modern world' - Peter Frankopan 'A brilliant exploration' - Dan Snow 'Klaas is the rarest of finds: a political scientist who can also tell great stories. He mixes memorable anecdotes with stern analysis to tackle one of the biggest questions of all: do we have to be ruled by bad people?' - Peter Pomerantsev Does power corrupt, or are corrupt people drawn to power? Are entrepreneurs who embezzle and cops who kill the outgrowths of bad systems or are they just bad people? Are tyrants made or born? If you were thrust into a position of power, would new temptations to line your pockets or torture your enemies gnaw away at you until you gave in? To answer these questions, Corruptible draws on over 500 interviews with some of the world's noblest and dirtiest leaders, from presidents and philanthropists to rebels, cultists, and dictators. It also makes use of a wealth of counter-intuitive examples from history and social science: You'll meet the worst bioterrorist in American history, hit the slopes with a ski instructor who once ruled Iraq, have breakfast with the yogurt kingpin of Madagascar, learn what bees and wasps can teach us about corruption, find out why our Stone Age brains cause us to choose bad leaders, and learn why the inability of chimpanzees to play baseball is central to the development of human hierarchies. Corruptible will make you challenge basic assumptions about how you can rise to become a leader and what might happen to your head when you get there. It also provides a roadmap to avoiding classic temptations, suggesting a series of reforms that would ensure that better people get into power, while ensuring that power purifies rather than corrupts.

Child Development in Evolutionary Perspective

Author: David F. Bjorklund

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108853862

Category: Psychology

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Natural selection has operated as strongly or more so on the early stages of the lifespan as on adulthood. One evolved feature of human childhood is high levels of behavioral, cognitive, and neural plasticity, permitting children to adapt to a wide range of physical and social environments. Taking an evolutionary perspective on infancy and childhood provides a better understanding of contemporary human development, predicting and understanding adult behavior, and explaining how changes in the early development of our ancestors produced contemporary Homo sapiens.

Transnationalism and the Asian American Heroine

Author: Lan Dong

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786462086

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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This collection examines transnational Asian American women characters in various fictional narratives. It analyzes how certain heroines who are culturally rooted in Asian regions have been transformed and re-imagined in America, playing significant roles in Asian American literary studies as well as community life. The interdisciplinary essays display refreshing perspectives in Asian American literary studies and transnational feminism from four continents.

The Possibilities of Charting Modern Life

Author: Sigurd Erixon

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483148084

Category: Science

Page: 184

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Wenner–Gren Center International Symposium Series, Volume 13: The Possibilities of Charting Modern Life presents the proceedings of the symposium on Anthropological Research on the Present, held in Stockholm, Sweden, on March 7–11, 1967. This book discusses the greater dependence of culture on central control and influences from outside. Organized into 13 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the possibilities of applying the same methods for the study of the present as have been applied in the ethnology concentrated upon history. This text then clarifies the value of certain functional concepts in the light of the field material from the Tuareg culture. Other chapters consider the concept of applied ethnology, which is not historically oriented. This book discusses as well the gradual shifting of the concept of sex-role from its proper import of expression for the individual's biological statuses. This book is a valuable resource for social anthropologists.