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Book The Lost Boys of Sudan

Download or read book The Lost Boys of Sudan written by Mark Bixler and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2000 the United States began accepting 3,800 refugees from one of Africa's longest civil wars. They were just some of the thousands of young men, known as "Lost Boys," who had been orphaned or otherwise separated from their families in the chaos of a brutal conflict that has ravaged their home country of Sudan since 1983. [This book] focuses on four of these refugees. Theirs, however, is a typical story, one that repeated itself wherever the Lost Boys were found across America. It is a story of the countless challenges of "making it" in a strange new place after years on the run in Sudan or in refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia.... As we immerse ourselves in the Lost Boys' daily lives, we also get to know the social services professionals and volunteers, celebrities, community leaders, and others who guided them - with occasional detours - toward self-sufficiency. Along the way, [the author] looks closely at the ins and outs of U.S. refugee policy, the politics of international aid, the history of Sudan, and the radical Islamist underpinnings of its government. -Dust jacket.

Book Lost Boys of Anzac

    Book Details:
  • Author : Peter Stanley
  • Publisher : NewSouth
  • Release : 2014-04-01
  • ISBN : 1742241697
  • Pages : 416 pages

Download or read book Lost Boys of Anzac written by Peter Stanley and published by NewSouth. This book was released on 2014-04-01 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Australians remember the dead of 25 April 1915 on Anzac Day every year. But do we know the name of a single soldier who died that day? What do we really know about the men supposedly most cherished in the national memory of war? Peter Stanley goes looking for the Lost Boys of Anzac: the men of the very first wave to land at dawn on 25 April 1915 and who died on that day. There were exactly 101 of them. They were the first to volunteer, the first to go into action, and the first of the 60,000 Australians killed in that conflict. Lost Boys of Anzac traces who these men were, where they came from and why they came to volunteer for the AIF in 1914. It follows what happened to them in uniform and, using sources overlooked for nearly a century, uncovers where and how they died, on the ridges and gullies of Gallipoli – where most of them remain to this day. And we see how the Lost Boys were remembered by those who knew and loved them, and how they have since faded from memory.

Book Lost Boys

    Book Details:
  • Author : Orson Scott Card
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-12-20
  • ISBN : 1405524111
  • Pages : 544 pages

Download or read book Lost Boys written by Orson Scott Card and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-12-20 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Card has exceeded his own high standards ... The man's versatility makes him unique.' - Anne McCaffrey For Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children, the move to tiny Steuben, North Carolina, offers new hope and a new beginning. But from the first, eight-year-old Stevie's life there is an unending parade of misery and disaster. Cruelly ostracized at his school, Stevie retreats further and further into himself - and into a strange computer game and a group of imaginary friends. But there is something eerie about his loyal, invisible new playmates: each shares the name of a child who has recently vanished from the sleepy Southern town. And terror grows for Step and DeAnne as the truth slowly unfolds. For their son has found something savagely evil . . and it's coming for Stevie next. A chilling suspense thriller from the bestselling Orson Scott Card, author of ENDER'S GAME Books by Orson Scott Card: Alvin Maker novels Seventh Son Red Prophet Prentice Alvin Alvin Journeyman Heartfire The Crystal City Ender Wiggin Saga Ender's Game Speaker for the Dead Xenocide Children of the Mind Ender in Exile Homecoming The Memory of the Earth The Call of the Earth The Ships of the Earth Earthfall Earthborn First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware Earth Afire Earth Awakens

Book The Lost Boys of Happy Valley College

Download or read book The Lost Boys of Happy Valley College written by Dick Carlsen and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2021-04-14 with total page 293 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a Peter Pan fan, imagine yourself flying in your dreams, without Tink’s fairy dust. While flying, you “see” other kids your age also flying. The story employs that fantasy. Eight young boys meet in their Peter Pan-induced flying dreams in the 1950’s. Destiny brings them all together in 1964 at Happy Valley College, a Disneyesque Fantasyland and Adventureland campus in northern California, where they form a bond, a tight brotherhood through athletics and their share of mischief-making, so much like Peter’s “Lost Boys” on Neverland. After one such incident they are brought before the Dean of Men, also a Peter Pan fan, who judges them of 19th century English public school “good character”, and symbolically labels the group his “Lost Boys”. The Lost Boys graduate, deal with the ever-present military draft and Vietnam War, and go their eight separate ways to pursue careers and live their lives. Their remarkable careers would make the dean proud. One quasi-Lost Boy, Tim, suffers demonstrably from Peter Pan Syndrome. In 2016, almost fifty years since the Lost Boys were all together at a San Francisco Forty Niners football game in 1969, they have a “seventy-year-olds” reunion at their campus, filled with adventures, mishaps, and renewed camaraderie. The week-long reunion concludes, and heartfelt farewells dominate. Does Tim beat the Syndrome? Will there be another reunion with all eight of the Lost Boys?

Book The Lost Boys

    Book Details:
  • Author : Paul Byrnes
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2019-10-29
  • ISBN : 1925972550
  • Pages : 464 pages

Download or read book The Lost Boys written by Paul Byrnes and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2019-10-29 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the First World War of 1914-1918, thousands of boys across Australia and New Zealand lied about their age, forged a parent's signature and left to fight on the other side of the world. Though some were as young as thirteen, they soon found they could die as well as any man. Like Peter Pan's lost boys, they have remained forever young. These are their stories. This extraordinary book captures the incredible and previously untold stories of forty Anzac boys who fought in the First World War, from Gallipoli to the Armistice. Featuring haunting images of the boys taken at training camps and behind the lines, these tales are both heartbreaking and rousing, full of daring, ingenuity, recklessness, random horror and capricious luck. A unique perspective on the First World War, The Lost Boys is military history made deeply personal, a powerful homage to youthful bravery and a poignant reminder of the sacrifice of war.

Book The Lost Boys of Montauk

Download or read book The Lost Boys of Montauk written by Amanda M. Fairbanks and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2022-05-17 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "[A] riveting account of a fishing boat and its four young crewman lost at sea in 1984 off the coast of Montauk in eastern Long Island--a "fishing town with a drinking problem," as the locals have it--and the stunning repercussions of that loss for the families and friends of the four missing men and, indeed, the entire storied summer community of the Hamptons"--

Book Lost Boys of the Bronx

Download or read book Lost Boys of the Bronx written by James Hannon and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2010-08-10 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Richard Price, Academy Award nominated screenwriter and mainstream author of The Wanderers says, "I read through [Lost Boys of the Bronx] in one sitting - It was GREAT!" Straight from the streets of the mid-1960s Bronx comes a book about one of the borough's most feared gangs - The Ducky Boys. While their unusual name alone might contradict their reputation, in the Norwood/Bainbridge section of the Bronx their appearances provoked an ominous dread. So much so, that when Richard Price needed inspiration for a terrifying gang in his novel (and later movie) The Wanderers, he knew exactly which gang to choose. Lost Boys of the Bronx tells the story of the Ducky Boys in their own words. It is a story of how a few pre-teen kids in the Botanical Gardens turned into a gang of hundreds - and a gang so alarming that rumors of their arrival would shut down local schools. This is also a study of the mostly Irish Bronx neighborhood in which the Ducky Boys were born, and where so many of the Ducky kids got caught up in the tumultuous times of the '60s where their fierce loyalty was the only thing that got them through. This is not your typical gang book. It neither praises nor demonizes the gang for the things they did, but rather simply reports what happened - warts and all. You'll see the truth behind the Ducky Boys' gang - their lives, their loves, their pranks and crimes, and so much more. To borrow from a particular product's slogan - with a name like the Ducky Boys, you knew they HAD to be tough.

Book J M Barrie and the Lost Boys

Download or read book J M Barrie and the Lost Boys written by Andrew Birkin and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2003-07-11 with total page 787 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This literary biography is “a story of obsession and the search for pure childhood . . . Moving, charming, a revelation” (Los Angeles Times). J. M. Barrie, Victorian novelist, playwright, and author of Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, led a life almost as interesting as his famous creation. Childless in his marriage, Barrie grew close to the five young boys of the Davies family, ultimately becoming their guardian and surrogate father when they were orphaned. Andrew Birkin draws extensively on a vast range of material by and about Barrie, including notebooks, memoirs, and hours of recorded interviews with the family and their circle, to describe Barrie’s life, the tragedies that shaped him, and the wonderful world of imagination he created for the boys. Updated with a new preface and including photos and illustrations, this “absolutely gripping” read reveals the dramatic story behind one of the classics of children’s literature (Evening Standard). “A psychological thriller . . . One of the year’s most complex and absorbing biographies.” —Time “[A] fascinating story.” —The Washington Post

Book The Lost Boys of Mr Dickens

Download or read book The Lost Boys of Mr Dickens written by Steve Harris and published by Melbourne Books. This book was released on 2019-08-01 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As engrossing as a novel, this story of the death of childhood in the cradle of the world's mightiest empire, and the atmospheric tale of crime and punishment leading to a sensational murder trial is from another time but implicitly raises questions which remain with us today.Steve Harris' book humanises a most bizarre social experiment and brings out its grotesqueness in dramatic form. The tale is so comprehensively and authentically written that it is a service to Australian and British readers.- Tom Keneally, winner of the Booker Prize and Miles Franklin Award

Book Mr  Undeniable  Lost Boys  4

Download or read book Mr Undeniable Lost Boys 4 written by Karina Bliss and published by Karina Bliss. This book was released on 2017 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A businessman inherits custody of three children with his ex wife, the woman he walked away from after a personal tragedy in this poignant story of second chances by award-winning author Karina Bliss. Just when he has accepted that he'll never be a father, Jack Galloway inherits not one, but three kids. He's supposed to raise this family with his ex? And his ex-wife, Roz, has her own ideas about parenting. She's already doling out domestic duties, as if he had all the time in the world away from his business. She's also got some crazy notion, that, thanks to their unexpected “family,” the two of them have been handed a second chance. As if he'll let either of them get their hearts broken again. If he could just crush the hope that hearts can be mended, and love will always find a way. * Previously titled SECOND-CHANCE FAMILY. A Romantic Times Top Pick. Finalist in Australia's Romantic Book of the Year (2009). “…a touching story about grief and forgiveness...The trials and tribulations of family life are equally sprinkled with heart-warming and even humorous events; all vividly described. Readers are drawn in and encouraged to care deeply for this family by Ms. Bliss’s creative talent. Karina Bliss will definitely be added to my favourite author list” Donna Zaph, CataRomance The Lost Boy series Mr. Imperfect Mr. Irresistible Mr. Unforgettable Mr. Undeniable

Book The Lost Boys  A Complete Romance Series   4 Book Box Set

Download or read book The Lost Boys A Complete Romance Series 4 Book Box Set written by Karina Bliss and published by Karina Bliss. This book was released on 2019-08-02 with total page 632 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Four contemporary love stories that will give you all the feels… “Bliss’s writing style is complex and enjoyable, thought-provoking and captivating.” Mr. Imperfect A second chance for love...or the last word? It's a tough choice when your sexy childhood sweetheart shows up in this award-winning rural romance. It takes a funeral to drag bad-boy millionaire Christian Kelly back to his rural New Zealand hometown. Now thanks to an ancient IOU, he's stuck there trying to save the inheritance of the only woman who ever dumped him. Can a loner find the courage to be vulnerable? Should a nurturer settle for a man who refuses to need her? Romantic Book of the Year (RuBY) winner Australia Mr. Irresistible A crusading journalist discovers appearances are deceptive when she's maneuvered into a river journey by a sexy millionaire playboy in this modern spin on Pride & Prejudice. To everybody else, millionaire Jordan King is a selfless philanthropist and most-eligible bachelor, but newspaper columnist Kate Brogan has inside information that he is a home wrecker—handsome and full of false promises. Just like her philandering father. Oh, how Jordan loves a good challenge… Mr. Unforgettable The widowed mayor of a small town struggles professionally and personally when her affair with an unsuitable man becomes so much more for both of them in this sexy romance. Reclusive millionaire Luke Carter can never forget that he’d been abandoned as a child. And that’s why he's driven to build his camp for underprivileged kids in small-town Beacon Bay. If only the coastal New Zealand community trusted his motives. His only ally is widowed mayor Elizabeth Light, a woman he wants to know better… Mr. Undeniable A businessman inherits custody of three children with his ex-wife, the woman he walked away from after a personal tragedy in this poignant story of second chances. Just when he has accepted that he’ll never be a father, Jack Galloway inherits not one, but three kids. He’s supposed to raise this family with his ex-wife, but Roz has her own ideas about parenting. She’s also got some crazy notion, that, thanks to their unexpected “family,” the two of them have been handed a second chance… Romantic Book of the Year (RuBY) finalist Australia

Book Lost Boys of the River Camp

Download or read book Lost Boys of the River Camp written by Jeff Turner and published by Page Publishing Inc. This book was released on 2020-11-06 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Freckle-faced fifteen and sixteen year-old uniformed sentries no longer stand guard at the summer camp's main entrance, .30 caliber rifles slung over their shoulders. The roar of artillery drills, once rattling the window panes of nearby cottages and the frayed nerves of summer vationers, is silent. The bugle calls piercing the stillness of dawn and dusk on the river are no more. Over a century ago, the civilian-backed Junior Naval Reserve established its first summer statio

Book The Lost Boys of Barlowe Theater

Download or read book The Lost Boys of Barlowe Theater written by Jaime Jo Wright and published by Baker Books. This book was released on 2023-10-10 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It promises beauty but steals life instead. Will the ghosts of Barlowe Theater entomb them all? Barlowe Theater stole the life of Greta Mercy's eldest brother during its construction. Now in 1915, the completed theater appears every bit as deadly. When Greta's younger brother goes missing after breaking into the building, Greta engages the assistance of a local police officer to help her unveil the already ghostly secrets of the theater. But when help comes from an unlikely source, Greta decides that to save her family she must uncover the evil that haunts the theater and put its threat to rest. Decades later, Kit Boyd's best friend vanishes during a ghost walk at the Barlowe Theater, and old stories of mysterious disappearances and ghoulish happenings are revived. Then television ghost-hunting host and skeptic Evan Fisher joins Kit in the quest to identify the truth behind the theater's history. Kit reluctantly agrees to work with him in hopes of finding her missing friend. As the theater's curse unravels Kit's life, she is determined to put an end to the evil that has marked the theater and their hometown for the last century. Jaime Jo Wright's Books Will Mesmerize You With . . . "Intoxicating menace, eerie elegance, and satisfying suspense."--Booklist starred review "A twisting, fast-moving plot loaded with secrets."--Publishers Weekly "A delightfully creepy tale where nothing is quite as it seems."--Library Journal

Book The Lost Boys

    Book Details:
  • Author : Tim Potter
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2008-01-15
  • ISBN : 1465318984
  • Pages : 398 pages

Download or read book The Lost Boys written by Tim Potter and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2008-01-15 with total page 398 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Lost Boys: A Parochial Novel of the Vietnam Generation deals with a group of Vietnam Veterans who enter / return to college after leaving the service and the problems they encounter in attempting to readjust to civilian life. Set, primarily, in Southern California from the late 1960s to mid-70s, the novel follows the path of the traditional (mythological) heros journey as seen from the viewpoints of ten Lost Boys. Exhaustively researched, Lost Boys is an emotional odyssey through one of the most dramatic and painful periods in Americas recent past.

Book Celluloid Vampires

    Book Details:
  • Author : Stacey Abbott
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 2009-03-06
  • ISBN : 9780292784499
  • Pages : 278 pages

Download or read book Celluloid Vampires written by Stacey Abbott and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2009-03-06 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1896, French magician and filmmaker George Méliès brought forth the first celluloid vampire in his film Le manoir du diable. The vampire continues to be one of film's most popular gothic monsters and in fact, today more people become acquainted with the vampire through film than through literature, such as Bram Stoker's classic Dracula. How has this long legacy of celluloid vampires affected our understanding of vampire mythology? And how has the vampire morphed from its folkloric and literary origins? In this entertaining and absorbing work, Stacey Abbott challenges the conventional interpretation of vampire mythology and argues that the medium of film has completely reinvented the vampire archetype. Rather than representing the primitive and folkloric, the vampire has come to embody the very experience of modernity. No longer in a cape and coffin, today's vampire resides in major cities, listens to punk music, embraces technology, and adapts to any situation. Sometimes she's even female. With case studies of vampire classics such as Nosferatu, Martin, Blade, and Habit, the author traces the evolution of the American vampire film, arguing that vampires are more than just blood-drinking monsters; they reflect the cultural and social climate of the societies that produce them, especially during times of intense change and modernization. Abbott also explores how independent filmmaking techniques, special effects makeup, and the stunning and ultramodern computer-generated effects of recent films have affected the representation of the vampire in film.

Book Supporting Refugee Children

Download or read book Supporting Refugee Children written by Jan Stewart and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2011-01-01 with total page 373 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The psychosocial needs of war-affected children who migrate to other countries are difficult to identify, complicated to understand, and even more troubling to address. Supporting Refugee Children provides a holistic exploration of these challenges and offers practical advice for teachers, social workers, and counsellors, as well as suggestions for policy makers.

Book An Everyday Life of the English Working Class

Download or read book An Everyday Life of the English Working Class written by Carolyn Steedman and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2013-12-05 with total page 311 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unique and fascinating account of English working-class life at the turn of the nineteenth century by celebrated historian Carolyn Steedman.