Category: Geography Cultures

Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers

By Walter Dean Myers

Operation Iraqi Freedom, that is the code identify. however the younger women and men within the military's Civil Affairs Battalion have a less complicated identify for it: struggle. during this new novel, Walter Dean Myers appears at a latest conflict with an identical strength and searing perception he dropped at the Vietnam battle of his vintage, FALLEN ANGELS. He creates memorable characters just like the book's narrator, Birdy, a tender recruit from Harlem who is wondering why he even enlisted; Marla, a blond, tough-talking, wisecracking gunner; Jonesy, a guitar-playing bluesman who simply desires to make it again to Georgia and open a membership; and an entire unit of different younger women and men and drops them incountry in Iraq, the place they're alleged to aid safe and stabilize Iraq and effectively engage with the Iraqi humans. The younger civil affairs infantrymen quickly locate their definition of "winning" ever extra elusive and their solid intentions being changed through phrases like "survival" and "despair." stuck within the crossfire, Myers' richly rendered characters are only commencing to comprehend the which means of battle during this strong, real looking novel of our instances.

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Oglala Lakota Chief Red Cloud by William R. Sanford

By William R. Sanford

Red Cloud was once the good leader of the Oglala Sioux. He was once the one local American leader to ever win a struggle opposed to the U.S. executive. starting in 1863, white settlers and gold miners swarmed over the Bozeman path which reduce during the looking grounds of the Sioux in Wyoming and Montana. crimson Cloud discovered his humans have been at risk. while the U.S. military started to construct forts alongside the path, difficulty begun.

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Encyclopedia of World Cultures, south_asia by Paul Hockings

By Paul Hockings

In the same vein to instructions for an Open physique, Kenneth J. Harvey's first ebook of brief tales, this new assortment explores an exciting variety of sincere and excessive human longings. Eloquent, heartbreaking and annoying, this assortment brings wounded attractiveness, bittersweet humour and average tragedy to gentle. those twenty tales delve into the unusual intimacies that signify love, hate, and desperation, attentively, hungrily, and with eyes open extensive.

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Barack Obama (DK Biography) by Stephen Krensky

By Stephen Krensky

Loaded with archival photos and remarkable evidence, the DK Biography sequence introduces younger readers to a couple of history's best and influential characters. From his formative years in Hawaii and Indonesia, to his paintings as a neighborhood organizer in Chicago, to his first months within the Oval workplace, DK Biography: Barack Obama tells the tale of the forty fourth president of the U.S..

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