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Defiance

Defiance
Author: Nechama Tec
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199744022
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The prevailing image of European Jews during the Holocaust is one of helpless victims, but in fact many Jews struggled against the terrors of the Third Reich. In Defiance, Nechama Tec offers a riveting history of one such group, a forest community in western Belorussia that would number more than 1,200 Jews by 1944--the largest armed rescue operation of Jews by Jews in World War II. Tec reveals that this extraordinary community included both men and women, some with weapons, but mostly unarmed, ranging from infants to the elderly. She reconstructs for the first time the amazing details of how these partisans and their families--hungry, exposed to the harsh winter weather--managed not only to survive, but to offer protection to all Jewish fugitives who could find their way to them. Arguing that this success would have been unthinkable without the vision of one man, Tec offers penetrating insight into the group's commander, Tuvia Bielski. Tec brings to light the untold story of Bielski's struggle as a partisan who lost his parents, wife, and two brothers to the Nazis, yet never wavered in his conviction that it was more important to save one Jew than to kill twenty Germans. She shows how, under Bielski's guidance, the partisans smuggled Jews out of heavily guarded ghettos, scouted the roads for fugitives, and led retaliatory raids against Belorussian peasants who collaborated with the Nazis. Herself a Holocaust survivor, Nechama Tec here draws on wide-ranging research and never before published interviews with surviving partisans--including Tuvia Bielski himself--to reconstruct here the poignant and unforgettable story of those who chose to fight.
Defiance
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Nechama Tec
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-26 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
The prevailing image of European Jews during the Holocaust is one of helpless victims, but in fact many Jews struggled against the terrors of the Third Reich. In Defiance, Nechama Tec offers a riveting history of one such group, a forest community in western Belorussia that would number more than 1,200 Jews by 1944--the largest armed rescue operation of Jews by Jews in World War II. Tec reveals that this extraordinary community included both men and women, some with weapons, but mostly unarmed, ranging from infants to the elderly. She reconstructs for the first time the amazing details of how these partisans and their families--hungry, exposed to the harsh winter weather--managed not only to survive, but to offer protection to all Jewish fugitives who could find their way to them. Arguing that this success would have been unthinkable without the vision of one man, Tec offers penetrating insight into the group's commander, Tuvia Bielski. Tec brings to light the untold story of Bielski's struggle as a partisan who lost his parents, wife, and two brothers to the Nazis, yet never wavered in his conviction that it was more important to save one Jew than to kill twenty Germans. She shows
Aliens: Defiance
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Brian Wood
Categories: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Volume 2: "Private Zula Hendricks, on a rogue mission to destroy xenomorphs, has escaped a marine raid on a fuel depot in deep space with her crew. In the quiet of space, the team fixes their injuries and damaged ship. But perhaps the crew's biggest obstacle is that one of their own has brought their worst nightmare aboard--inside of them!"--
Defiance
Language: en
Pages: 346
Authors: Shelly Crane
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Kiss Me Publications, LLC
In the third installment of the Significance series, we begin with Maggie and Caleb in the clutches of a new enemy; the Virtuoso council. Not only do they have to deal with the consequences of taking the lives of the Watsons and the council attempting to take Maggie away to keep their precious Visionary safe, but they must deal with Marla as well. All are determined to undermine, control and use Caleb and Maggie's rare gifts for their own uses, some wish to destroy them entirely. Then Maggie's father and Bish are threatened but the council forbids the presense of humans. Peter and the family fight and stand beside them every step of the way to save Maggie's father, to keep Caleb and Maggie together when the corrupted council is so set on keeping them apart and to stop Marla and whatever she has up her sleeve. Then Maggie has the shock of her life when she discovers something about her real father. It may change everything for everyone. Stay tuned as the story continues.
The Mercantile navy list. 1848 [4 issues], 49 [2 issues], 50-53,57-61,64-71,80,81,92-1939
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Trade Board of
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1869 - Publisher:
Books about The Mercantile navy list. 1848 [4 issues], 49 [2 issues], 50-53,57-61,64-71,80,81,92-1939
IN DEFIANCE OF DUTY
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Caitlin Crews, Kaoru Oginome
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-27 - Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
Kiara thought she had the perfect life with her husband, Azrin, the crown prince of a small Middle Eastern island. For five years, the couple lived life moving from one place to another, enjoying all the freedom that they had. However, the time for Azrin to become the king has arrived and the carefree life that the couple once enjoyed is now over. Kiara is faced with reality of becoming queen and she is now plagued with the fear of not being the ideal woman for the job. Now, Kira must decide if she should leave Azrin to save him from embarrassment or stay and become someone she knows deep down that she could never be. And, will Azrin be willing to let his beloved wife go and live a normal life or will he find a way to bind her to him forever?
Defiance
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: C. J. Redwine
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-28 - Publisher: Harper Collins
Defiance by C. J. Redwine is rich postapocalyptic YA fantasy perfect for fans of Graceling and Tamora Pierce. While the other girls in the walled city-state of Baalboden learn to sew and dance, Rachel Adams learns to track and hunt. While they bend like reeds to the will of their male Protectors, she uses hers for sparring practice. When Rachel's father fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the city's brutal Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector: her father's apprentice, Logan—the boy she declared her love to and who turned her down two years before. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father's survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can't be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.
Aliens: Defiance 2
Language: de
Pages: 152
Authors: Brian Wood
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-14 - Publisher:
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Defiance!
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: G.H.F. Nichols
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-31 - Publisher: Pen and Sword
George Nichols was an artillery officer serving with the 82nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He was wounded in 1917, and returned to the guns in March 1918, just in time to experience the fury of the Kaiserschlacht, the great German offensive designed to knock the British army out of the war.Nichols wrote a powerful account of the Kaiser's last great offensive battle from inside the eye of the storm, and it is one of the few primary source accounts which are told from the often overlooked perspective of the British artillerymen. Nichols, with wonderful British reserve, records how the men of the Royal Field Artillery steadfastly manned their guns. Nichols survived the onslaught and in 1919, was able to produce a full account of both the retreat and the British counter-attack which won back the lost ground.First published in 1919, while censorship was still in force, this wonderful primary source has long been out of print and it's welcome return makes for essential reading for anyone with an interest in the Great War.
Devotion and Defiance: My Journey in Love, Faith and Politics
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Humaira Awais Shahid, Kelly Horan
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-03 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
A Pakistani journalist discusses her advocacy of women's rights in and a fight for a seat in Parliament in a country where acid attacks, trading of girls as currency and other abuses in the name of social justice are commonplace.
Voyage of the Defiance
Language: en
Pages: 307
Authors: S.E. Smith
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-06 - Publisher: S. E. Smith LLC
New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author returns with an emotionally charged coming of age story filled with action, adventure, and suspense for readers of all ages. An act of defiance that will either kill her or change her life forever… Sixteen year old Makayla Summerlin enjoyed one thing in her crazy, messed-up existence: hanging with her friends at school. Her life is uprooted when she suddenly finds herself forced to live with the grandfather she barely remembers. One act of defiance will change her life forever when she sets sail in her grandfather’s old sailboat after she has trouble adjusting to her new home. On a journey that will challenge everything she has ever believed about herself, Makayla must overcome her fears if she, and a surprising stowaway, are to survive. Breaking Free Series More books in the Breaking Free series: Voyage of the Defiance: Breaking Free Book 1 Capture of the Defiance: Breaking Free Book 2 Additional series: Cosmos’ Gateway Lords of Kassis Magic, New Mexico Dragon Lords of Valdier Dragonlings of Valdier Sarafin Warriors Curizan Warrior Marastin Dow Warriors Zion Warriors Project Gliese 581g More than Human Dust Second Chance Spirit Pass Contemporary; suspense; action; adventure;