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Kingston – Books 15 – IMG_6940
Limited Black and White illustrations in each chapter.
Tom Rose – Freeing the Whales
With the arctic winter closing in fast, a lone Eskimo hunter finds 3 California gray whales trapped by the encroaching ice off Barrow Alaska. When he tells some local biologists, the story is out. NBC News shows the first pictures of the magnificent, battered creatures gasping for air, and America fell in love. This is the remarkable account single-handedly turned an everyday occurrence into the most spectacular animal rescue in history
Joseph Salerno and Stephen J. Rivele – The Plumber – The True Story of How One Good Man Helped Destroy the Entire Philadelphia Mafia.
Joe Salerno, was an ordinary man, an honest, hardworking plumber from Philadelphia. Then one-day he witnessed a murder. It was a cold-blooded gangland slaying ordered by a crime lord NNicodermo “Little Nicky” Scarfo. Willing to testify against the mob, Joe, with his family, entered into the shaky care of the Federal Witness Protection Program – and so became destined to spend the rest of his life on the run.. But even from that precarious position, Joe Salerno continued his fight against evil. A riveting account of one man’s heroic battle with the Mafia.
Peter Z. Malkin and Harry Stein – Eichmann In My Hands
For 15 years after the end of World War II the whereabouts of Adolf Eichmann remained a mystery. Once the most hunted of all Nazi war criminals, the notorious architect of Hitler’s “Final Solution” had vanished without a trace. But in May 1960, a team of Israeli agents left for Buenos Aires on a mission: to bring Adolf Eichmann to Jerusalem to stand trial. The author, for many years, under a government order to keep silent for security reasons, is only now free to speak. This gripping tale of crime and punishment illuminates one of the darkest moments in the history of civilization.
Samuel G. Friedman – Small Victories
Seward Park High School is an overcrowded, underfunded, dilapidated public school on the slum’s of New York’s Lower East Side. Yet despite the specters of ghetto life – poverty, violence and drugs – more than 90 percent of its graduates go on to college, trade school, or the military. One reason is Jessica Siegel’s English classes, where students discover that reading and writing are a way out. Jessica savors each small victory, but teacher burnout is never far away. A searing portrait of a teacher on the front lines of American education.
Hardcover with jacket 573 pages ISSN: 0893-9373