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Channel Of Peace

Author : Kevin Tuerff
ISBN : 9781487005146
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A fully revised and updated paperback edition featuring over twenty colour photographs. When Kevin Tuerff and his partner boarded their flight from France to New York City on September 11, 2001, they had no idea that a few hours later the world — and their lives — would change forever. After U.S. airspace closed following the terrorist attacks, Kevin, who had been experiencing doubts about organized religion, found himself in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, with thousands of other refugees or “come from aways.” Channel of Peace is a beautiful account of how the people of Gander rallied with boundless acts of generosity and compassion for the “plane people,” renewing Kevin’s spirituality and inspiring him to organize an annual and growing “giving back” day. His story, along with others, has reached thousands of people when it was incorporated into the Broadway musical Come From Away. In Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11, you will find an unforgettable, uplifting tale of goodwill, the strength of the human spirit, and hope.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Channel Of Peace

Author : Kevin Tuerff
ISBN : 9781632991218
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Kevin Tuerff’s firsthand account takes us inside a 9/11 story that is largely unknown and helps to restore our faith that human beings need not always be divided by our differences.” —Wade Goodwyn, NPR “Kevin Tuerff tells a delightful and heartwarming story that takes us from one of the darkest days seen by America and the world, to a bright, safe, love-filled place that truly exists right here on earth. It is a story filled with hope for a better tomorrow.” —Jeanette Gutierrez, 9/11 Survivor When Kevin Tuerff and his partner flew from France to New York City on September 11th in 2001, they had no idea that the world—and their lives—would change forever. When US airspace closed after the terrorist attacks, Kevin, who was experiencing doubts about organized religion, found himself in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland in Canada with thousands of other refugees or “come from aways.” Yet, when all seemed dark, the people of Gander rallied and the “plane people” experienced boundless acts of generosity. Channel of Peace tells the story of how Gander’s compassion, then and now, has ignited a spirit of kindness that renewed Kevin’s spirituality and has inspired an annual and growing “giving back” day. His story, along with others, has reached thousands of people when it was incorporated into the Broadway musical Come From Away. In Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11 you will find an unforgettable, inspiring tale of hospitality, the strength of the human spirit, and hope.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Channel Of Peace

Author : Kevin Tuerff
ISBN : 1632991209
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Kevin Tuerff's firsthand account takes us inside a 9/11 story that is largely unknown and helps to restore our faith that human beings need not always be divided by our differences." --Wade Goodwyn, NPR "Kevin Tuerff tells a delightful and heartwarming story that takes us from one of the darkest days seen by America and the world, to a bright, safe, love-filled place that truly exists right here on earth. It is a story filled with hope for a better tomorrow." --Jeanette Gutierrez, 9/11 Survivor When Kevin Tuerff and his partner flew from France to New York City on September 11th in 2001, they had no idea that the world--and their lives--would change forever. When US airspace closed after the terrorist attacks, Kevin, who was experiencing doubts about organized religion, found himself in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland in Canada with thousands of other refugees or "come from aways." Yet, when all seemed dark, the people of Gander rallied and the "plane people" experienced boundless acts of generosity. Channel of Peace tells the story of how Gander's compassion, then and now, has ignited a spirit of kindness that renewed Kevin's spirituality and has inspired an annual and growing "giving back" day. His story, along with others, has reached thousands of people when it was incorporated into the Broadway musical Come From Away. In Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11 you will find an unforgettable, inspiring tale of hospitality, the strength of the human spirit, and hope.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Day The World Came To Town

Author : Jim DeFede
ISBN : 9780062103284
Genre : History
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"For the better part of a week, nearly every man, woman, and child in Gander and the surrounding smaller towns stopped what they were doing so they could help. They placed their lives on hold for a group of strangers and asked for nothing in return. They affirmed the basic goodness of man at a time when it was easy to doubt such humanity still existed." When thirty-eight jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, due to the closing of United States airspace, the citizens of this small community were called upon to come to the aid of more than six thousand displaced travelers. Roxanne and Clarke Loper were excited to be on their way home from a lengthy and exhausting trip to Kazakhstan, where they had adopted a daughter, when their plane suddenly changed course and they found themselves in Newfoundland. Hannah and Dennis O'Rourke, who had been on vacation in Ireland, were forced to receive updates by telephone on the search for their son Kevin, who was among the firefighters missing at the World Trade Center. George Vitale, a New York state trooper and head of the governor's security detail in New York City who was returning from a trip to Dublin, struggled to locate his sister Patty, who worked in the Twin Towers. A family of Russian immigrants, on their way to the Seattle area to begin a new life, dealt with the uncertainty of conditions in their future home. The people of Gander were asked to aid and care for these distraught travelers, as well as for thousands more, and their response was truly extraordinary. Oz Fudge, the town constable, searched all over Gander for a flight-crew member so that he could give her a hug as a favor to her sister, a fellow law enforcement officer who managed to reach him by phone. Eithne Smith, an elementary-school teacher, helped the passengers staying at her school put together letters to family members all over the world, which she then faxed. Bonnie Harris, Vi Tucker, and Linda Humby, members of a local animal protection agency, crawled into the jets' cargo holds to feed and care for all of the animals on the flights. Hundreds of people put their names on a list to take passengers into their homes and give them a chance to get cleaned up and relax. The Day the World Came to Town is a positively heartwarming account of the citizens of Gander and its surrounding communities and the unexpected guests who were welcomed with exemplary kindness.
Category: History

The Danger Tree

Author : David Macfarlane
ISBN : 9780802776167
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Based on the stories of his mother's relatives, the Goodyears of Newfoundland, the author weaves the major events of the island throughout the 20th century into his own tale of the ill-starred fortunes of his family. Photos. Map.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Once Upon A Town

Author : Bob Greene
ISBN : 0061751278
Genre : History
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In search of "the best America there ever was," bestselling author and award-winning journalist Bob Greene finds it in a small Nebraska town few people pass through today—a town where Greene discovers the echoes of the most touching love story imaginable: a love story between a country and its sons. During World War II, American soldiers from every city and walk of life rolled through North Platte, Nebraska, on troop trains en route to their ultimate destinations in Europe and the Pacific. The tiny town, wanting to offer the servicemen warmth and support, transformed its modest railroad depot into the North Platte Canteen. Every day of the year, every day of the war, the Canteen—staffed and funded entirely by local volunteers—was open from five a.m. until the last troop train of the day pulled away after midnight. Astonishingly, this remote plains community of only 12,000 people provided welcoming words, friendship, and baskets of food and treats to more than six million GIs by the time the war ended. In this poignant and heartwarming eyewitness history, based on interviews with North Platte residents and the soldiers who once passed through, Bob Greene tells a classic, lost-in-the-mists-of-time American story of a grateful country honoring its brave and dedicated sons.
Category: History

Touching History

Author : Lynn Spencer
ISBN : 9781416579465
Genre : History
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On the azure blue morning of 9/11 the skies were pronounced "severe clear," in the parlance of airline pilots; a gorgeous day for flying. Nearly 5,000 flights were cruising the skies over America when FAA Operations Manager Ben Sliney arrived at the Command Center for his first day on that job. He could never have anticipated the historic drama that was about to unfold as Americans who found themselves on the front lines of a totally unprecedented attack on our homeland sprang into action to defend our country and save lives. In this gripping moment-to-moment narrative, based on groundbreaking reporting, Lynn Spencer brings the inspiring true drama of their unflinching and heroic response vividly to life for the first time, taking us right inside the airliner cockpits and control towers, the fighter jets and the military battle cabs. She makes vital corrections to the findings of the 9/11 Commission Report, and reveals many startling, utterly unknown elements of the story. As a commercial pilot herself, for whom the attacks hit terribly close to home, she knew that the true scope and nature of the response so brilliantly improvised that morning by those in the thick of the action -- with so little guidance from those at the highest levels -- had not at all been captured by the news coverage or the 9/11 Commission. To get to the truth, she went on a three-year quest, interviewing hundreds of key players, listening to untold hours of tapes and pouring through voluminous transcripts to re-create each heart-stopping moment as it happened through their eyes and in their words as the drama unfolded. From the shocking moment at 7:59 a.m. that American 11 fails to respond to a controller's call, until the last commercial flight has safely landed and military jets rule the skies, all Americans will find themselves deeply moved and amazed by the grace and fierce determination of these steely men and women as they draw on all of their exquisite training to grasp, through the fog of war, what is happening, put their lives on the line, and mount an astonishing response. This beautifully crafted and deeply affecting account of the full story of their courageous actions is a vital addition to the country's understanding of a day that has forever changed our nation.
Category: History

Come From Away

Author : Genevieve Graham
ISBN : 9781501142925
Genre : Fiction
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From the bestselling author of Tides of Honour and Promises to Keep comes a poignant novel about a young couple caught on opposite sides of the Second World War. In the fall of 1939, Grace Baker’s three brothers, sharp and proud in their uniforms, board Canadian ships headed for a faraway war. Grace stays behind, tending to the homefront and the general store that helps keep her small Nova Scotian community running. The war, everyone says, will be over before it starts. But three years later, the fighting rages on and rumours swirl about “wolf packs” of German U-Boats lurking in the deep waters along the shores of East Jeddore, a stone’s throw from Grace’s window. As the harsh realities of war come closer to home, Grace buries herself in her work at the store. Then, one day, a handsome stranger ventures into the store. He claims to be a trapper come from away, and as Grace gets to know him, she becomes enamoured by his gentle smile and thoughtful ways. But after several weeks, she discovers that Rudi, her mysterious visitor, is not the lonely outsider he appears to be. He is someone else entirely—someone not to be trusted. When a shocking truth about her family forces Grace to question everything she has so strongly believed, she realizes that she and Rudi have more in common than she had thought. And if Grace is to have a chance at love, she must not only choose a side, but take a stand. Come from Away is a mesmerizing story of love, shifting allegiances, and second chances, set against the tumultuous years of the Second World War.
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Where I Belong

Author : Alan Doyle
ISBN : 9780385680387
Genre : Musicians
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Singer-songwriter and front man of the great Canadian band Great Big Sea, Alan Doyle is also a lyrical storyteller and a creative force. In Where I Belong, Alan paints a vivid, raucous and heartwarming portrait of a curious young lad born into the small coastal fishing community of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, and destined to become a renowned musician who carried the musical tradition of generations before him and brought his signature sound to the world.
Category: Musicians

Jane Eyre

Author : Charlotte Bronte
ISBN : 9781462127740
Genre : Fiction
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Between living with her cruel aunt and going to an austere school, Jane’s enthusiasm for life wilted early on. But after accepting a position as a governess in an affluent house, she has hope for a better future. Soon Jane starts noticing mysterious occurrences in the house, though, and everything becomes more complicated when she starts to have feelings for the haunted Mr. Rochester. Enter the throes of this classic Charlotte Brontë tale to find out if Jane can put an end to the cycle of disappointment and discouragement in her life.
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