The Best We Could Do

Author: Thi Bui

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613129300

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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National bestseller 2017 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Finalist ABA Indies Introduce Winter / Spring 2017 Selection Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2017 Selection ALA 2018 Notable Books Selection An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui. This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves. At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home. In what Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls “a book to break your heart and heal it,” The Best We Could Do brings to life Thi Bui’s journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.

Ethics 101: Why Not Be the Best We Could Be?

Author: John H. Zaugg

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1612048846

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

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The most important subject you should study isn't found in school but inside this book. There is a growing percentage of Americans who think the country is on the wrong path. This raises two questions. Firstly, what path are we taking that is leading us to social and financial disasters? And even more importantly, what path should we be taking? Our history shows that occasionally we will face emergencies like the recent financial crisis. Our response is to spend money to bail out the sinking ship. But shouldn't we also fix the hole in the bottom of the ship once and for all? Politicians on either side are out of touch and leading us down a dead end path. Are oppressive taxes, deficit spending and massive bureaucracy the legacy we want to leave our children and grand children? The nation whose respect for freedom was the ideal of the modern world is now seeing that freedom eroded day by day. But this tragedy does not have to be. We can change course and reclaim what our founding fathers left us. History will indeed record the choice we make. Why not be the best we could be? Author John H.Zaugg is a lifelong student of the true American ideals and values and a supporter of personal liberty for all. He lives in Denver, Colorado. http: //SBPRA.com/JohnHZaug

Batman: Sword of Azrael (1992-) #1

Author: Dennis O'Neil

Publisher: DC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 25

View: 8397


It will prove to be one of Batman's most challenging adventures as a new hero joins the Dark Knight's continuing cast of characters in BATMAN: SWORD OF AZRAEL. Azrael is the enforcer for the secret Order of Saint Dumas, a society whose existence dates back to the time of the Crusades. When this bullet-riddled angel of death crashes into the midst of a Gotham City parade, Batman is drawn into the mystery of Azrael, launching them on a quest that leads both Batman and the young Azrael to Europe where they separately investigate the systematic slaying of the members of the Order of Saint Dumas.

The Home Missionary

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Home missions

Page: N.A

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No. 3 of each volume contains the annual report and minutes of the annual meeting.

New Scientist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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SEALs, UDT, Frogmen

Author: Darryl Young

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 334

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Sixty-one true stories from men who have served in the U.S. Navy's toughest combat and reconnaissance units.

Bugle

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Elk

Page: N.A

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