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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (Random House Large Print)
Random House Large Print
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, ...
A Higher Calling: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II ...
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
[Library Edition Audiobook CD in Vinyl case.] [Read by Robertson Dean] The story of two enemy fighter pilots who met in the skies in the midst of a bloody war. Four days before Christmas in 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a twenty-one-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. It was their first mission. Suddenly a sleek, dark shape pulled up on the bomber's tail - a ...
Best-selling author Francine Rivers skillfully retells the biblical love story of Gomer and Hosea as a tale set against the romantic historical background of the California Gold Rush. The main character, Angel, is a young woman who was sold into prostitution as a child. Michael Hosea, the hero, is a godly man who is sent into Angel's life to bring her God's love and truth, and to draw her into the Savior's redeeming love.
A Dog's Purpose
W. Bruce Cameron
This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dog’s Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here? Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey’s search for his new life’s meaning leads him into ...
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Daniel James Brown
This is an epic true-life journey to the heart of Hitler's Berlin. Cast aside by his family at an early age, abandoned and left to fend for himself in the woods of Washington State, young Joe Rantz turns to rowing as a way of escaping his past. What follows is an extraordinary journey, as Joe and eight other working-class boys exchange the sweat and dust of life in 1930s America for the promise of glory at the heart of Hitler's Berlin. Stroke by ...
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon's house, which he thinks is normal for someone like him who's parents have been killed in a 'car crash'. He is bullied by them and his fat, spoilt cousin Dudley, and lives a very unremarkable life with only the odd hiccup (like his hair growing back overnight!) to cause him much to think about. That is until an owl turns up with a letter ...
The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus)
The Mark of Athena is the explosive third part in Rick Riordan's number one series - Heroes of Olympus. One fatal prophecy seven brave demigods a quest to find - and close - the doors of death. Annabeth felt as if someone had draped a cold washcloth across her neck. She heard that whispering laughter again, as if the presence had followed her from the ship. She looked up at the Argo II. Its massive bronze hull glittered in the sunlight. Part of ...
by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) [UNABRIDGED] Unabridged edition
Listening Library (Audio); Unabridged edition, 2000
R. J. Palacio
Knopf Books for Young Readers
The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that has captivated over 1 million readers now also includes the bestselling short story The Julian Chapter . I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated ...
Jesus Calling (Library Edition): Enjoying Peace in His Presence
Jesus is calling. Do you hear him? After many years of writing her own words in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to be more attentive to the Savior’s voice and begin “listening” for what He was saying. So with pen in hand, she embarked on a journey that forever changed her—and many others around the world. In this powerful audiobook are the words and scriptures Jesus lovingly laid on her heart. Words of reassurance, ...
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
E. B. Sledge
Eugene B. Sledge
US Naval Institute Press
This powerful memoir of an enlisted Marine involved in some of the bloodiest fighting in the Pacific in World War II has been called "the best combat memoir of any war."
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson & Olympians, #4) (Audio CD/Audiobook)
Rick (Author); Riordan
Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse. In this latest installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos's army prepares to ...
The Last Olympian " Signed "
Hyperion Books for Children
The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, Book 2)
Listening Library (Audio)
Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn’t know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth. Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn’t do a very good job of it. Sure, she was an ...
Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices)
Danger, betrayal, and enchantment abound in the riveting conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy. THE INFERNAL DEVICES WILL NEVER STOP COMING A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray. ...
Gifted Hands - The Ben Carson Story
Benjamin S., Sr. (Author) on Dec-01-1996 Hardcover Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (School & Library) GIFTED HANDS: THE BEN CARSON STORY (SCHOOL & LIBRARY) by Carson
With Cecil Murphey
Oh, the Places You'll Go! (Classic Seuss)
Random House Books for Young Readers
A perennial favorite, Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise graduation speech is the perfect send-off for children starting out in the world, be they nursery school, high school, or college grads! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life’s ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and illustrations, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies ...
Out Of My Mind (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Sharon M. Draper
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Possessing a photographic memory in spite of an inability to walk or speak, Melody is mistaken as mentally challenged by those who cannot see beyond her cerebral palsy.
I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life
Broken into thirty-one parts, this book will help readers reach the truth of God's word, and how speaking God's promises can bring about His blessings. Each part will open with a faith-building declaration, followed by a story to demonstrate the power of God, and Scripture references to give testimony to His ability. May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you His ...
Kisses from Katie (Library Edition): A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
Katie J Davis
My life in the red dirt of Uganda... "Sometimes I want to spend hours talking with my best friends about boys and fashion and school and life. I want to go to the gym; I want my hair to look nice; I want to be allowed to wear jeans. I want to be a normal young woman living in America, sometimes. But I want other things more. All the time. I want to be spiritually and emotionally filled every day. I want to be loved and cuddled by a hundred ...
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