One of the Survivors

One of the Survivors

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Author: Susan Shaw

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416996569

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Fourteen-year-old Joey Campbell knows that he is lucky to be one of the survivors of the school fire. But really, how much luck is involved when he is the lone student to stand up during a fire drill? The only one who insists on getting out of the classroom? Joey’s best friend, Maureen, thankfully decides to follow, but the remaining twenty-four people in Room E201 are swallowed in the mysterious blaze that engulfs their school. Other than Joey's classroom, the rest of the students heed the fire alarm and survive, but grief-stricken parents and classmates have no one to lash out against except Joey and Maureen. Behind a fence that his dad builds for their own safety, Joey deals with rage, sorrow, and helplessness in equal measure. Some solace can be found within the pages of his journal, but ultimately he must face the living in order to accept everyone and everything that is dead and gone.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction



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Author: Z.A. Recht

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451628838

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The long-awaited finale of Z.A. Recht’s “action-packed zombie extravaganza” (Ryan C. Thomas) that began with the acclaimed novels Plague of the Dead and Thunder and Ashes. . . . THE MORNINGSTAR STRAIN WAS THE END OF THE WORLD. In the wake of the zombie apocalypse, two separate bands of survivors journey across a decimated America, each with the desperate goal of finding the cure for the virulent plague that threatens the existence of humankind—or what’s left of it. Now it’s up to these inheritors of the future to outlive their waking nightmare, any way they can. BUT FOR THESE SURVIVORS, IT IS JUST THE BEGINNING. One group includes a brilliant virologist; for the other, an immune soldier proves invaluable. Battling infected and marauding raiders at every turn, the teams soon uncover the devious plans of Sawyer, an agent of the Chairman of the Reunited States of America, who believes that Dr. Anna Demilio already has the cure, and he will stop at nothing to find her. Now, with the salvation of the world and their own souls on the line, how far will the survivors go to emerge victorious?
Categories: Fiction



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Author: James Wesley Rawles

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439172810

Category: Fiction

Page: 478

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Follows a group of people struggling in the face of a full-scale socioeconomic collapse in America that has caused the breakdown of all technology and supply chains while unleashing riots and predatory gangs throughout the country.
Categories: Fiction

Survivors What We Can Learn from How They Cope with Horrific Tragedy

Survivors  What We Can Learn from How They Cope with Horrific Tragedy

He was mentally ill and, looking retrospectively, one of the most vicious stalkers I've ever worked with in my career. ... Yet that event caused me to pursue a publisher for what became my first book. I hadn't even written it yet, ...

Author: Gregory K. Moffatt

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: 9780313376658

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 236

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Case studies show how various personal, social, and protective factors can override seemingly unbearable trauma. • Includes a chronology of the events pitting Tutsis and Hutus in Rwanda, as well as a chronology of the 1994 Rwanda genocide • Presents photographs of subjects in each case study • Provides an extensive bibliography, including research on the Holocaust, genocide in Rwanda, trauma, post-traumatic growth, and trauma treatment
Categories: Family & Relationships

Ultimate Lost and Philosophy

Ultimate Lost and Philosophy

Second, there should be some unity to the action, which is to say that merely accidental or unrelated events should ... Thus, the Odyssey effectively begins, in Book One, not by focusing on its hero, Odysseus, who has not yet returned ...

Author: Sharon Kaye

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470632291

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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Health Economics and Financing What are the metaphysics of time travel? How can Hurley exist in two places at the same time? What does it mean for something to be possibly true in the flash-sideways universe? Does Jack have a moral obligation to his father? What is the Tao of John Locke? Dude. So there’s, like, this island? And a bunch of us were on Oceanic flight 815 and we crashed on it. I kinda thought it was my fault, because of those numbers. I thought they were bad luck. We’ve seen the craziest things here, like a polar bear and a Smoke Monster, and we traveled through time back to the 1970s. And we met the Dharma dudes. Arzt even blew himself up. For a long time, I thought I was crazy. But now, I think it might have been destiny. The island’s made me question a lot of things. Like, why is it that Locke and Desmond have the same names as real philosophers? Why do so many of us have trouble with our dads? Did Jack have a choice in becoming our leader? And what’s up with Vincent? I mean, he’s gotta be more than just a dog, right? I dunno. We’ve all felt pretty lost. I just hope we can trust Jacob, otherwise … whoa. With its sixth-season series finale, Lost did more than end its run as one of the most talked-about TV programs of all time; it left in its wake a complex labyrinth of philosophical questions and issues to be explored. Revenge, redemption, love, loss, identity, morality—all of Lost’s key themes are examined in this fully updated guide, which reveals the deeper meaning behind every twist and turn in this historic, one-of-a-kind show.
Categories: Philosophy

Fantasies of Witnessing

Fantasies of Witnessing

Scholars repeatedly refer to how , when faced with the Holocaust , an event which threatens to discredit all that we ... in the form of survivors one can listen to , books one can read , films and videos and television programs one can ...

Author: Gary Weissman

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801442532

Category: History

Page: 290

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Fantasies of Witnessing explores how and why those deeply interested in the Holocaust, yet with no direct, familial connection to it, endeavor to experience it vicariously through sites or texts designed to make it "real" for nonwitnesses. Gary Weissman argues that far from overwhelming nonwitnesses with its magnitude of horror, the Holocaust threatens to feel distant and unreal. A prevailing rhetoric of "secondary" memory and trauma, he contends, and efforts to portray the Holocaust as an immediate and personal experience, are responses to an encroaching sense of unreality: "In America, we are haunted not by the traumatic impact of the Holocaust, but by its absence. When we take an interest in the Holocaust, we are not overcoming a fearful aversion to its horror, but endeavoring to actually feel the horror of what otherwise eludes us."Weissman focuses on specific attempts to locate the Holocaust: in the person of Elie Wiesel, the most renowned survivor, and his classic memoir Night; in videotaped survivor stories and Lawrence L. Langer's celebrated book Holocaust Testimonies; and in the films Shoah and Schindler's List. These representations, he explains, constitute a movement away from the view popularized by Wiesel, that those who did not live through the Holocaust will never be able to grasp its horror, and toward re-creating the Holocaust as an "experience" nonwitnesses may put themselves through. "It is only by acknowledging the desire that gives shape to such representations, and by exploring their place in the ongoing contest over who really 'knows' the Holocaust and feels its horror, that we can arrive at a more candid assessment of our current and future relationships to the Holocaust," he says.
Categories: History

Atlantis A Karmic Memory of the Rise Fall Book 1 Paradise

Atlantis  A Karmic Memory of the Rise   Fall  Book 1  Paradise

Over the many centuries, several shipwrecks had occurred; but always with no survivors. ... An event occurred that changed the history of Atlantis forever. It would initiate the first significant change in the evolution of its culture.


Publisher: MetaMystic Publishing



Page: 104

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Exiles Outcasts Strangers

Exiles  Outcasts  Strangers

get closer to my father, I would see his invisible universe, I would live his anguish of death, I would live his death. ... not succeed in filling more than one page. And the Book has six million pages. p. as the survivors. I suffer ...

Author: Mary Jo Muratore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441120328

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Exiles, Outcasts, Strangers explores how nine different "outsider" authors treat the theme of alienation in one of their major works. All the novels under review were written in a limited time span (1942 to 1987, approximately 50 years), and all are structured around a hero or heroine who remains culturally, ethically or aesthetically distant from his/her narrative counterparts. Works discussed: Albert Camus' L'Etranger; Richard Wright's The Outsider; André Langevin's Poussière sur la ville; Ernesto Sábato's El túnel; V.S. Naipaul's Guerrillas; Elie Wiesel's Le Cinquième fils; Norbert Zongo's Le Parachutage; Gisèle Pineau's L'Exil selon Julia, and Jean Genet's Querelle de Brest.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Stories Without Borders

Stories Without Borders

destabilize the meaning of an event, helping and complicating its condensation into a simple narrative. ... Journalists constructed iconic personalities of this event: the martyrs, the mourning families, the few survivors, ...

Author: Julia Sonnevend

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190604325

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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How do stories of particular events turn into global myths, while others fade away? What becomes known and seen as a global iconic event? In Stories without Borders, Julia Sonnevend considers the ways in which we recount and remember news stories of historic significance. Focusing on journalists covering the fall of the Berlin Wall and on subsequent retellings of the event in a variety of ways - from Legoland reenactments to slabs of the Berlin Wall installed in global cities - Sonnevend discusses how certain events become built up so that people in many parts of the world remember them for long periods of time. She argues that five dimensions determine the viability and longevity of international news events. First, a foundational narrative must be established with certain preconditions. Next, the established narrative becomes universalized and a mythical message developed. This message is then condensed and encapsulated in a simple phrase, a short narrative, and a recognizable visual scene. Counter-narratives emerge that reinterpret events and in turn facilitate their diffusion across multiple media platforms and changing social and political contexts. Sonnevend examines these five elements through the developments of November 9, 1989 - what came to be known as the fall of the Berlin Wall. Stories Without Borders concludes with a discussion of how global iconic events have an enduring effect on individuals and societies, pointing out that after common currencies, military alliances, and international courts have failed, stories may be all that we have to bring hope and unity.
Categories: Social Science