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Violette Szabo

Author : Susan Ottaway
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025968707
Genre : Special forces (Military science)
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The story of Violette Szabo is one of the most extraordinary in the annals of World War II espionage and covert operations, but her story is little known in the United States. Violette Szabo was by all accounts extraordinarily beautiful, but also totally fearless and a dead shot. She became a member of the Special Operations Executive, Britain's premier sabotage and subversion organization of the time. On June 7, 1944 Violette Szabo left behind a two-year-old daughter to parachute into France on a special mission for SOE. Szabo and other British agents were assigned to organize French resistance fighters to hinder the advance of the SS Das Reich Division to the Normandy beaches. Unfortunately, Szabo's party was soon ambushed by the SS. Unable to walk due to a twisted ankle, Szabo covered the retreat of her comrades with machine-gun fire. Captured, she went through a series of interrogations and changes of confinement before ending up at Ravensbrück, the German all-women's concentration camp. She was finally executed on January 26, 1945. She was 23 years old. This exceptional work has been written with the assistance of Violette Szabo's daughter Tanya, and unravels fact and fiction about one of the most fascinating characters of World War II.
Category: Special forces (Military science)

The Life That I Have

Author : Leo Marks
ISBN : 0285635328
Genre : Death
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This poignant, haunting poem, originally written for the author's fiancée Ruth who died in a plane crash in 1943, was given to the SOE agent Violette Szabo as her code poem, before she was dropped into occupied France in 1944. It afterwards became famous through the film of her life, Carve Her Name With Pride, starring Virginia McKenna, and has been a source of inspiration ever since to those who have lost a loved one or are themselves facing death.Only in 1998, with the publication of Leo Marks' remarkable book about his works with SOE, Between Silk and Cyanide, did it become known that he was the author of this and many other poems used by SOE agents during World War II.Now one of the best loved poems in the English language, The Life That I Have is presented as a special illustrated gift book, with pencil drawings by the artist Elena Gaussen Marks, the author's wife. Her pencil sketch of Violette Szabo, based on a photograph, is also included.
Category: Death

The Life That Wins

Author : Watchman Nee
ISBN : 9780935008661
Genre : Religion
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These messages from the great Chinese pastor and teacher, Watchman Nee, on the subject of the overcoming Christian life were delivered at a conference in Shanghai, China in 1935.
Category: Religion

The Life That Matters

Author : Rick McManus
ISBN : 9781450227162
Genre : Fiction
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Ray McKenzie, who lives in a world of his own, is not successful in business, and he is a failure as a husband and father. One day he takes a journey across the Southern California desert to El Centro, the city of his birth, on a quest for answers he desperately needs to the questions burning inside him about the choices he made in his life and the choices he might have made. During his trip, Ray is suddenly joined by two passengers who appear to be a devil and an angel. Soon he is unexpectedly thrust forward into a life he has always dreamed about, that of a ballroom dancer, with an enticing companion, Gina. Then he is thrust back in time to experience again pivotal scenes with his wife, Jane, and his three children. Finally -- with his life hanging in the balance -- Ray has to choose between the lure of a glamorous new world and the redemption now made possible for him with his family
Category: Fiction

The Life That Ruth Built

Author : Marshall Smelser
ISBN : 080329218X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"One of the best sports biographies ever; Smelser beautifully evokes the life of baseball's most wondrous player and the times he lived in."-Donald Honig
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Life That I Have Led

Author : Serge Liberman
ISBN : IND:30000065095972
Genre : Australian fiction
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Category: Australian fiction

Life As Sport

Author : Jonathan Fader
ISBN : 9780738218960
Genre : Self-Help
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Why do sports captivate people? They allow us to watch human beings achieve peak performance, but, beyond physical strength and skill, what's really impressive is an athlete's mental prowess—their will to succeed, engagement with their environment, and self-confidence. In Life as Sport, sport psychologist Dr. Jonathan Fader shares the skills that he teaches professional athletes—to enhance motivation, set productive goals, sharpen routines, manage stress, and clarify thought processes—and applies them to real-world situations. Dr. Fader's book is the product of thousands of hours of conversations with athletes from various teams and sports: power forwards, tennis phenoms, power-hitting outfielders, and battle-scarred linebackers, as well as hedge-fund managers, entrepreneurs, A-list actors, and dozens of other elite achievers in sports, business, and performing arts. It offers a compendium of stories, theories, and techniques that have been helpful to players, coaches, and executives in professional sports. What emerges is more than just a set of techniques, but a life philosophy that anyone can live by: an internal code to help translate our talent and drive toward the highest plateaus of performance. Dr. Fader designs his strategies to be studied, learned, practiced, and improved. He offers his readers the same exercises that he uses in every session with a professional athlete. These exercises help you to get truly engaged, whether you are designing a new business plan, working to inspire a team or individual, or even falling in love. This is what it means to truly live life as sport—to approach it with the same immediacy, wonder, and engagement that athletes feel at their peak during a game. Life as Sport helps you to pursue your own goals with an enriched intensity—not only because it creates new potential, but also because it helps you unlock what was always there to begin with.
Category: Self-Help

The Impossible Way The Way The Truth The Life The Complete Trilogy

Author : Marcus A. Allen
ISBN : 9781726810388
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The words of this book are based upon Christ’s declaration: “I am the way, the truth, and the life . . .” St. John 14:6. This Holy Ghost inspired book will have every reader reexamining their faith in Christ, their walk in God, and even the way they currently display God’s Agape love in this world.I am come unto you as a friend, and truly I write unto you in much fear and trembling in the Holy Ghost. I come not in mine own name, but in the name of him who has sent me to testify unto the truth; and in him is no lie, even he which is Jesus Christ, our Lord. Now there is utterly a fault in the church from the least to the greatest: those who preach haven’t been sent to preach, and those who teach have not the anointing; and those who prophesy unto you have prophesied a lie because they have altogether deceived the people; and because of your carrying away you shall be one with their damnation.While reading this book, you shall learn the truth of your God and Creator, and of his Son, Jesus Christ. You shall learn how to identify the voice of God in your hearing, and how he speaks to you. You will learn how and why the Lord, God is so attached to man, and why he loves man so much. You will learn why you must be born again; moreover, you will discover what it is you need to do (what's your part in the kingdom of God) to truly be a light to others in this world.You will discover the reason why both faith and love are the keys to life in the kingdom of God, and the role they play in salvation. You will learn how to properly utilize and deploy your faith in a powerful new way. And even though you might know the basics of faith, today you will learn why its works have been a great mystery to the church. Today we will unlock this mystery together, and you will find that you now, not only can please God, but that you will also learn how easy it is for you to do his will and overcome all things by faith. You will also learn who your heavenly Father really is, as you come to realize that he has been waiting a long to meet you.Above all else, you will learn the reasons why the miracles, spoken of in St. Mark 16:16-18., are not occurring in the church today, and why the ministers and preachers of our day have not been bringing forth the word with signs following as had the apostles. You will be taught many things that you may have never been taught in the church, or have been taught improperly; such as the Constancy, the Fidelity, and the Faithfulness of God in the reality of himself. You will learn not only what these words mean, but you will learn how to apply them to your life as you grow in Christ. Little children, I am only asking of you is to listen to his voice today. This book is a book of instructions given in hopes of making "YOU ALL" true Disciples of Christ. My one and only prayer for you all is that you don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn the truth about your heavenly Father, so that you do not go, The Impossible Way.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Wake Up Live The Life You Love

Author : Steven E.
ISBN : 0964470624
Genre : Business & Economics
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Teachers, entrepreneurs, successes and stars come together in this volume to reveal their keys to personal success in relationships, in business and in life. From self-realization guru Dr. Wayne Dyer to basketball superstar Jerry "Dr. Memory" Lucas, each one of these contributors speaks to a slightly different perspective. Overcoming obstacles, perceiving your truest purpose, finding the courage to be passionate about what you do best: everyone can learn from these leaders in business, training, teaching and industry. Success isn't a gift; you have to seize it. This is the manual.
Category: Business & Economics