The Shadow of Death: The Holocaust in Lithuania
Holocaust survivor Harry Gordon recalls in brutal detail the anguished years of his youth, a youth spent struggling to survive in a Lithuanian concentration camp. A memoir about hope and resilience, The Shadow of Death describes the invasion of Kovno by the Red Army and the impact of Soviet occupation from the perspective of the ghetto's weakest and poorest class. It also serves as a reminder that the Germans were not alone responsible for the persecution and extermination of Jews. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51YXxtzD2ML._AC_SX60_CR,0,0,60,60_.jpg;https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31NLs12-laL._AC_SX60_CR,0,0,60,60_.jpg 264 University Press of Kentucky 2000-12-14 English 0813190088 9780813190082 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches 10.6 ounces Books>History>World>Jewish>Holocaust
081319024X Creeker: A Woman's Journey (Women in Southern Culture) Linda Scott DeRosier Paperback 5.93 Used Linda Sue Preston was born on a feather bed in the upper room of her Grandma Emmy's log house in the hills of eastern Kentucky. More than fifty years later, Linda Scott DeRosier has come to believe that you can take a woman out of Appalachia but you can't take Appalachia out of the woman. DeRosier's humorous and poignant memoir is the story of an educated and cultured woman who came of age in Appalachia. She remains unabashedly honest about and proud of her mountain heritage. Now a college professor, decades and notions removed from the creeks and hollows, DeRosier knows that her roots run deep in her memory and language and in her approach to the world. DeRosier describes an Appalachia of complexity and beauty rarely seen by outsiders. Hers was a close-knit world; she says she was probably eleven or twelve years old before she ever spoke to a stranger. She lovingly remembers the unscheduled, day-long visits to friends and family, when visitors cheerfully joined in the day's chores of stringing beans or bedding out sweet potatoes. No advance planning was needed for such trips. Residents of Two-Mile Creek were like family, and everyone was "delighted to see each other wherever, whenever, and for however long." Creeker is a story of relationships, the challenges and consequences of choice, and the impact of the past on the present. It also recalls one woman's struggle to make and keep a sense of self while remaining loyal to the people and traditions that sustained her along life's way. Told with wit, candor, and zest, this is Linda Scott DeRosier's answer to the question familiar in Appalachiaâ"Who are your people?" https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41T-dlRNrQL._AC_SX60_CR,0,0,60,60_.jpg 272 University Press of Kentucky 2002-06-21 English 081319024X 9780813190242 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches 15.2 ounces Reprint edition Books>Politics & Social Sciences>Sociology>Rural
0813190266 Wingless Flight: The Lifting Body Story Darlene Lister Paperback 44.56 Used Most lifting bodies, or flying bathtubs" as they were called, were so ugly only an engineer could love them, and yet, what an elegant way to keep wings from burning off in supersonic flight between Earth and orbit. Working in their spare time (because they couldn't initially get offical permission), Dale Reed and his team of engineers demonstrated the potential of the design that led to the space shuttle. This volume takes the reader behind the scenes with a blend of technical information and detail. The flying bathtub, itself, is finding new life as the proposed escape-pod for the Space Station.