Author : Louise Fein
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN 13 : 178954534X
Total Pages : 461 pages
Book Rating : 4.8/5 (954 download)
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Download or read book People Like Us written by Louise Fein and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-05-07 with total page 461 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shortlisted for the RSL Christopher Bland Prize and the RNA Historical Romantic Novel Award 2021 'A compelling tale of forbidden love set in 1930's Leipzig' Independent 'Terrifying, yet tender. I loved it' Irish Examiner 'Heart-breaking, thought-provoking story' Adele Parks 'I nearly drowned and Walter rescued me. That changes everything.' Leipzig, 1930s Germany Hetty Heinrich is a perfect German child. Her father is an SS officer, her brother in the Luftwaffe, herself a member of the BDM. She believes resolutely in her country, and the man who runs it. Until Walter changes everything. Blond-haired, blue-eyed, perfect in every way Walter. The boy who saved her life. A Jew. Anti-semitism is growing by the day, and neighbours, friends and family members are turning on one another. As Hetty falls deeper in love with a man who is against all she has been taught, she begins to fight against her country, her family and herself. Hetty will have to risk everything to save Walter, even if it means sacrificing herself... Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Book Thief. Why people love People Like Us: 'People Like Us is also a reminder that – even in the darkest times – the extraordinary power of love can light the way' Fiona Valpy 'A powerful, unforgettable love story' Gill Paul 'A heartbreaking, beautiful story' Jenny Ashcroft 'This is historical fiction at its absolute best' Liz Trenow 'An outstanding and heart-breaking story of Nazism seen from the 'other side': blind indoctrination is transformed into true heroism by the power of love' Sharon Maas, author of The Violin Maker's Daughter 'People Like Us is part romance, part character study, part call to arms' Lizzie Page 'People Like Us is an incredibly moving, utterly captivating, beautiful story of love, courage, and the strength of the human spirit. It was both heartbreaking and hopeful at once. The ending had me in tears' Rhiannon Navin 'A heartbreaking and thought-provoking story about forbidden love during Nazi Germany. Had me gripped to the very end' Luke Allnutt, author of We Own the Sky 'Beautiful and absorbing – a vital story of kindness, and a reminder that humanity can flourish in the darkest of times' Caroline Hulse, author of The Adults
Download or read book People Like Us written by Sayu Bhojwani and published by The New Press. This book was released on 2018-10-16 with total page 161 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The inspiring story of political newcomers (sometimes also newcomers to America) who are knocking down built-in barriers to creating better government The system is rigged: America's political leadership remains overwhelmingly white, male, moneyed, and Christian. Even at the local and state levels, elected office is inaccessible to the people it aims to represent. But in People Like Us, political scientist Sayu Bhojwani shares the stories of a diverse and persevering range of local and state politicians from across the country who are challenging the status quo, winning against all odds, and leaving a path for others to follow in their wake. In Anaheim, California, a previously undocumented Mexican American challenges the high-powered interests of the Disney Corporation to win a city council seat. In the Midwest, a thirty-something Muslim Somali American unseats a forty-four-year incumbent in the Minnesota house of representatives. These are some of the foreign-born, lower-income, and of-color Americans who have successfully taken on leadership roles in elected office despite xenophobia, political gatekeeping, and personal financial concerns. In accessible prose, Bhojwani shines a light on the political, systemic, and cultural roadblocks that prevent government from effectively representing a rapidly changing America, and offers forward-thinking solutions on how to get rid of them. People Like Us serves as a road map for the burgeoning democracy that has been a long time in the making: inclusive, multiracial, and unstoppable.
Download or read book People Like Us written by Sandra Harnisch-Lacey and published by Zondervan. This book was released on 2011-01-04 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “I want to die fully alive so my soul’s got extended capacity for heaven.”—Rob LaceyPeople Like Us is the story of Rob Lacey, poet, actor, and award-winning author of The Street Bible. It is so much more than Rob Lacey’s biography.A Long Way Home is the passionate and poetic account of an artistic soul enamored with God, and of the woman who loved him. It is a love story of two people, a writer and a dancer, born to be together for all eternity.A Long Way Home is the memoir Rob Lacey would have written himself.He never got the chance. In May 2006, Rob went to be with the God he adored. Foregoing medical treatment for cancer, he squeezed every last drop out of life that he possibly could, right up to the end. That’s just how Rob Lacey was.Now his wife and best friend, Sandra Harnisch-Lacey, shares Rob’s story, her story, their story. Vibrant with laughter and moistened with tears, A Long Way Home is a memoir of faith, hope, and love that endures forever.
Download or read book People Like Us written by Hashi Mohamed and published by Profile Books. This book was released on 2020-01-16 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New Statesman Book of the Year AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4'S BOOK OF THE WEEK 'Hashi Mohamed powerfully exposes the alienating and segregating effect of social immobility in this country.' David Lammy 'A moving, shocking and clear-eyed account of the increasingly rare phenomenon of social mobility. Using his own extraordinary story as a spine [Hashi Mohamed] has written an analysis, how-to-guide and polemic on getting on and up in Britain today.' - Grayson Perry 'Beautifully written and powerfully argued, People Like Us is essential reading' The Secret Barrister What does it take to make it in modern Britain? Ask a politician, and they'll tell you it's hard work. Ask a millionaire, and they'll tell you it's talent. Ask a CEO and they'll tell you it's dedication. But what if none of those things is enough? Raised on benefits and having attended some of the lowest-performing schools in the country, barrister Hashi Mohamed knows something about social mobility. In People Like Us, he shares what he has learned: from the stark statistics that reveal the depth of the problem to the failures of imagination, education and confidence that compound it. We live in a society where the single greatest indicator of what your job will be is the job of your parents. Where power and privilege are concentrated among the 7 per cent of the population who were privately educated. Where, if your name sounds black or Asian, you'll need to send out twice as many job applications as your white neighbour. Wherever you are on the social spectrum, this is an essential investigation into our society's most intractable problem. We have more power than we realise to change things for the better.
Download or read book People Like Us written by Ben Raiche and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2018-08-23 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is filled with many of my innermost thoughts. It is nothing more than a document in which I have said my piece. Although some persons might not agree with my philosophies, I offer them admitting and knowing they are mine alone. Hopefully, I will generate a mutual acceptance. This book includes only truths and devoted offeringsagree or disagree. My genuine hope, however, is that you will have a nice day.
Download or read book People Like Us written by Caroline Slocock and published by Biteback Publishing. This book was released on 2018-04-19 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first ever female private secretary to any British Prime Minister, Caroline Slocock had a front-row seat for the final eighteen months of Margaret Thatcher's premiership. A left-wing feminist, Slocock was no natural ally and yet she became fascinated by the woman behind the Iron Lady façade and by how she dealt with a world dominated by men. As events led inexorably to Thatcher's downfall, Slocock observed the vulnerabilities and contradictions of the woman considered by many to be the ultimate anti-feminist, and witnessed the astonishing way in which she was brought down by her closest political allies. In this vivid first-hand account, Slocock reflects on the challenges women still face in public life and concludes that it's time to rewrite how we portray female leaders. A remarkable political and personal memoir, People Like Us charts the dying days of Thatcher's No. 10 and reflects on women and power, then and now.
Download or read book People Like Us written by Dominick Dunne and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2012-04-11 with total page 531 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Before they had Too Much Money, the inhabitants of Dominick Dunne’s glitzy, gossipy New York Times bestselling novels were People Like Us. The way journalist Gus Bailey tells it, old money is always preferred, but occasionally new money sneaks in–even where it is most unwelcome. After moving from Cincinnati, Elias and Ruby Renthal strike it even richer in New York, turning their millions into billions. It would be impolite for high society to refuse them now. Not to mention disadvantageous. As long as the market is strong, there’s absolutely nothing to worry about–except for those nasty secrets from the past. Scandal, anyone?
Download or read book People Like Us written by Joris Luyendijk and published by Catapult. This book was released on 2009-09-09 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A war correspondent’s bestselling, “commanding . . . eye-opening account” of five years on the Middle East frontlines (Publishers Weekly, starred review). In 1998, Joris Luyendijk was stationed just outside of Cairo. It wasn’t for his journalism skills. It was because he was fluent in Arabic. What followed—from the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through the post 9/11 war in Iraq—would be literal trial-by-fire for the young untested reporter. What he had going for him was his ability to communicate. Determined to cover the conflicts from the inside, Luyendijk spoke with stone throwers and staunch terrorists, taxi drivers, civil servants and professors, victims and aggressors, and all of their families. He chronicled first-hand experiences of dictatorship, occupation, fear, resilience, jubilation, and community. But the more Luyendijk witnessed, the less he understood. He became increasingly aware of the yawning gap between what he witnessed on the ground and what was being reported by the media. As a correspondent, he was privy to a multitude of narratives with conflicting implications, and he saw over and over again that the favored stories were those that would be sure to confirm the popularly held, oversimplified beliefs of the outside world. “Disturbing, thought-provoking, and ultimately profound,” People Like Us shatters our perceptions of what we’re led to believe—a filtered, altered, and manipulated image of reality in the Middle East that has become a wholly designed theater of war for the western audience (Norman Solomon, author of War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death).
Download or read book For People Like Us written by Luuk van de Weghe and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2023-02-16 with total page 97 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Is God really for us? It has been said that no person ever rises above their view of God. Whom we worship, what we worship, is irrevocably tied to who we become. Worship predicts identity. Without a new vision of God there can be no new vision of hope. In the middle of Luke’s Gospel, in chapter 15, are three of Jesus’s most treasured parables. They are the “holy, holy, holy” of Luke’s Gospel. The parable of the lost sheep, the parable of the lost coin, and the parable of the lost son(s)" are more than earthly stories with heavenly meanings. They are images of theological revolution. For People Like Us is not merely a commentary on these parables; it is a study that captures a fresh vision of what God is like. This vision not only influences our reading of Luke 15, but our reading of this text, in turn, influences our theology. Once we appreciate this, we find that God, the creator of innumerable stars, is not merely for us. It is his honor to be so.
Download or read book Not To People Like Us written by Susan Weitzman and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2008-08-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This important book brings the ignored population of abused upper-income women to light, revealing for the first time the depth and severity of "upscale abuse" How is it possible for a highly educated woman with a career and resources of her own to stay in a marriage with an abusive husband? How can a man be considered a pillar of his community, run a successful business and regularly give his wife a black eye? That we can even ask these startling questions proves how convinced we are that domestic abuse is restricted to the lower classes. In "Not to People Like Us" psychotherapist Susan Weitzman dramatically challenges this assumption. It is the first book to explore a previously overlooked population of emotionally and physically battered wives-the upper-educated and upper-income women, who rarely report abuse and remain trapped by their own silence. Weitzman draws on an in-depth study to document the shocking nature and incidence of abuse among the wives of professors, physicians and CEOs-many of them professionals and executives themselves. With keen insight and profound sensitivity, she reveals the unique path taken by the upscale wife-the early warning signs, the dilemmas and decisions, the dangerous desire to cover up and maintain appearances. The first book to condemn the legal and social service system for failing to recognize domestic violence among upper-income families, "Not to People Like Us" offers crucial information to help women find their way out of abusive relationships and toward safety and independence.
Download or read book For People Just Like Us written by Robert Mueller and published by CSS Publishing. This book was released on 1986-06 with total page 28 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book People Like Us written by Doug Cooper-Spencer and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2008-09-01 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A marriage ends after the husband comes out the closet. Now the 'ex-couple' must struggle with the love and respect they once had for each other as well as with their new identities: she, as a single woman scorned by her gay husband and he, as a man who has come to identify himself as gay... And what about their children? 'People Like Us' is for anyone who has ever been married or in a relationship where one partner comes out of the closet.
Download or read book People Like Us written by Dana Mele and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2018-02-27 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Mean Girls meets Donna Tartt's The Secret History with a little bit of Riverdale mixed in. So yeah, it's epic."--HelloGiggles "In People Like Us, Dana Mele delivers the Gossip Girl meets Pretty Little Liars young adult novel you've been waiting for."--Bustle Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she's reinvented herself entirely. Now she's a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl's body is found in the lake, Kay's carefully constructed life begins to topple. The dead girl has left Kay a computer-coded scavenger hunt, which, as it unravels, begins to implicate suspect after suspect, until Kay herself is in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. But if Kay's finally backed into a corner, she'll do what it takes to survive. Because at Bates Academy, the truth is something you make...not something that happened. Debut author Dana Mele has written a taut, sophisticated suspense novel that will keep readers guessing until the very end.
Download or read book EVELINA written by David Gomadza and published by David Gomadza. This book was released on with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A suspenseful romantic action-packed thriller. A gorgeous young lady turned Most Wanted. A romantic trip and a love to die for. A hidden secret. An evil brutal regime practicing a cult they believe existed even before God created the world. Until the regime is stopped life is on the line. A must read. ABOUT THE SERIES EVELINA A secret cult that existed even before this world was created is still at the center of murder a thousand years later.
Download or read book Homo Imitans written by Leandro Herrero and published by Meetingminds Publishing. This book was released on 2011-04 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Understanding how social, behavioural infection works is the basis for the orchestration of any social 'epidemic of success'. This book will appeal to anybody interested in social change, with particular emphasis on how viral change works inside and organisation.
Download or read book Children's Social Consciousness and the Development of Social Responsibility written by Sheldon Berman and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1997-01-01 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book breaks new ground in our understanding of the development of social consciousness and social responsibility in young people and the educational practices that promote this development. Berman shows that children's awareness of the social and political world emerges far earlier and their social and moral abilities are more advanced than we thought. Drawing on the research literature in such fields as moral development, citizenship education, political socialization, prosocial development, and psychosocial development, Berman provides educators and researchers with the developmental understandings and instructional strategies necessary to enable students to become active, caring, and responsible members of our social and political community. "I believe this book pushes the field of educational and developmental psychology to a new level. It addresses some of the most pressing issues of our time..". -- Mary Field Belenky, University of Vermont, author of Women's Ways of Knowing "Berman pushes us to consider how more than service opportunities or isolated courses in contemporary issues will be needed if students are to become engaged citizens. In doing so, he lays the groundwork for a movement to reclaim the civic purposes that once undergirded American education. Achieving this end will require a transformation of curriculum, instruction, and school structures aimed at incorporating multiple perspectives, providing more room for student voices, and supporting the formation of interactive school communities in which students feel cared for and influential". -- Gregory Smith, Lewis and Clark College, author of Education and the Environment: Learning to Live with Limits
Download or read book Risky Business written by Anna Withers and published by Libri Publishing Limited. This book was released on 2016-09-01 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Making decisions can be tough, but how do you know it's the right one and how can you be sure that unconscious biases aren't distorting your thinking? In Risky Business, Anna Withers and Mark Withers draw on decades of research in the fields of psychology, behavioral economics and neuroscience to explain why are so-called rational brains are frequently fooled by over 100 powerful unconscious biases. At the same time they provide a straightforward framework everyone can use, where these biases are embodied into eight memorable characters that help us to avoid these pitfalls and make better decisions.