Against All Odds

Readers Theatre for Grades 3-8

Author: Suzanne I. Barchers,Michael Ruscoe

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591586771

Category: Drama

Page: 251

View: 3890

Presents readers theatre scripts for middle grade students to build reading fluency and is meant to inspire because of the thematic concentration on perseverance and the ability to overcome adversity.
Posted in Drama

Against All Odds

A Chronicle of the Eritrean Revolution : with a New Foreword on the Postwar Transition

Author: Dan Connell

Publisher: The Red Sea Press

ISBN: 9781569020463

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

View: 9518

A firsthand account of Eritrea's epic 30-year struggle for independence and social justice. 'An inspiring story of courage, dedication, achievement and hope with important lessons to teach' - Noam Chomsky 'Connell writes in the engaged tradition of John Reed and Edgar Snow' - Basil Davidson
Posted in Political Science

Against All Odds

Author: Paul Kropp

Publisher: High Interest Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781897039069

Category: Brothers

Page: 87

View: 5545

When they both get caught in a storm sewer, Jeff risks his life to gain the respect of his older brother. Three teenagers are trapped in an Edmonton storm sewer when a thunderstorm hits. The heroism of one boy - a special ed student - saves them all from drowning. Reading level: grade 3.4; Lexile 610 HL; Interest level: Grades 6-10. HIP Senior novels have been created for teenagers (grade 7 to senior high school) who read at a grade-3 to grade-4 level. Characters are adolescents; plots involve high action and teenage problems; many books have a real-life base.
Posted in Brothers

Against All Odds

Models of Subversive Spaces in National Socialist Germany

Author: Corina L. Petrescu

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039118458

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 8401

This study comprises an analysis of public spheres in National Socialist Germany. It investigates where and under what circumstances resistance to Hitler's regime was possible. The author focuses on the space of the crypto-public - defined as a politicized private sphere - as a potential realm for anti-state activism. Based on the activities of four organizations operating in Germany between 1933 and 1944 - the "Jewish Cultural Association Berlin," the "Kreisau Circle," the "White Rose," and the "Schulze-Boysen/Harnack Organization" - she analyzes how this social locus functioned to foster resistance to National Socialism. She examines the artifacts of these groups - leaflets, pamphlets, politico-economic treatises, and theater performances - in order to establish models of crypto-public spaces and evaluate their possibilities and limitations as sites of resistance.
Posted in History

Against all odds

the strange destiny of a Balinese prince

Author: Idanna Pucci,A. A. M. Djelantik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789799697547

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

View: 2218

Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Against All Odds

A Life from Hardship to Hope

Author: Senator Scott Brown

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062049372

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 4748

Against All Odds is the extraordinary personal story of the man who rose up to meet the challenge of terrific opposition and become one of America's most promising new political figures—Senator Scott Brown. Brown is famous for succeeding popular Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy after Kennedy’s death in 2010—but, as he reveals in a compelling memoir reminiscent of Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue and Clarence Thomas’s My Grandfather’s Son, his experiences with struggle and achievement go back a lifetime.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Against All Odds

Author: Patricia Vanasse

Publisher: Pants On Fire Press

ISBN: 1625179421

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 330

View: 536

Sometimes boy meets girl, and the stars align, and their future is laid out neatly before them. Together forever. Meant to be. But Max and Loren are not one of those couples. Seventeen-year-old Max DuPont is on the verge of becoming a ward of the state and foster kid. Contrary to expectations, Max is not from the "wrong" side of town. He's from a good home in a nice neighborhood, but his mother left after his father lost his job and turned to drinking. Max has been struggling to keep his head above water ever since. All he wants is to survive his senior year, play hockey, and move on to college. When his dad lands himself in jail, Max has no choice but to accept an offer to live with his father's do-gooder attorney, Mr. Larssi. The only contingency is that Max must stay far away from Larssi's beautiful teenage daughter Loren. Loren is aware that she's had every opportunity in her young adult life—at least, that is, every opportunity her parents designed for her. She excels in academics at a competitive prep school, she never parties, she never dates, and she's a budding ballerina and major hopeful for a Juilliard scholarship. But since her best friend Lily died tragically three months ago, Loren is lost. She knows just how precious life is. But she has no idea how to make the best of it. How can she live—really live—with obsessive parents breathing down her neck…and inviting the only guy who never noticed her to live right under their roof? Loren's first step in living her own life might be to get Max to notice her. Max's only chance at a solid future without foster care is to keep his distance from Loren. But their chemistry is undeniable. And they can't fight the odds forever…
Posted in Young Adult Fiction

Against All Odds

Counterterrorist Hostage Rescues

Author: Samuel M. Katz

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780822515678

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 3871

Looks at ten high-profile hostage rescues, explaining the history and politics behind such cases as the hijacking of a school bus carrying thirty students in East Africa and the seige of a Moscow theater in 2002.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Against All Odds

Author: Herbert Fowle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595387519

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 508

View: 8428

Upon completion of basic training at Camp Wolters Texas Infantry Replacement Training Center, the author shipped overseas to the European Theater of Operations.After a rough crossing of the English Channel and passing through several replacement depots, he was assigned to an infantry line company. The unit, severely decimated by casualties, was currently engaged in the bloody battle of Hurtgen Forrest. Though trained as a rifleman, he volunteered to be a light machine gunner, though he knew that the automatic weapons of the company were a prime target for enemy gunners. He was also aware that the life expectancy of a machine gunner was considerably shorter than that of a rifleman. However, when the company commander made it clear that someone had to be a machine gunner and, since no one else volunteered, the author reluctantly laid down his trusty M-1 rifle and filled the vacancy. During the balance of the conflict, the author raised the average life of a light machine gunner considerably. Though he was a late combat arrival, he earned three campaign stars and beat all the odds when, by the end of the war, they had not yet fired the bullet with his name on it.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Against All Odds

The Struggle for Racial Integration in Religious Organizations

Author: Brad Christerson,Korie L. Edwards,Michael O. O. Emerson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814722245

Category: Religion

Page: 197

View: 1797

Religious institutions continue to be among the most segregated organizations in modern America. This book looks at the problems faced by integrated churches & examines the development of integrated religious organizations.
Posted in Religion

A Child Against All Odds

Author: Lord Robert Winston

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446437566

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 2835

Compared to the famously fecund rabbit, for whom a single act of coitus has a 90% chance of creating a litter of up to 12 rabbits, humans are very infertile animals. Here in the UK, the average chance of conception is about 18% per month. And in 98% of cases, successful conception leads only to the birth of a single infant. It is unsurprising then that huge efforts have been made to increase our fertility. In vitro fertilisation, first attempted one hundred years ago, has now become big business. Market forces, combined with the desperation of many couples to fulfil their biological imperative, have pushed doctors and scientists closer to the boundaries of what is desirable or ethical. And as we are increasingly able to access and control the embryo, the opportunities of altering human genetics to eradicate disease, but also to change human characteristics, becomes a real, and to some, frightening possibility. A Child Against All Odds is a ground-breaking book for Robert Winston as it falls squarely in his area of expertise. It combines his work at Hammersmith Hospital as one of the country's leading fertility specialists, with a hard-hitting, sometimes humorous, often controversial look at the scientific, social and ethical background of man's struggle to discover and control the secrets of reproduction. Drawing on personal and professional experience, it is the definitive account of modern reproductive technology from a practitioner who has spent his professional life at the forefront of this most fascinating and emotive area of science.
Posted in Science

Against All Odds

Author: Paul Porwoll

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490818162

Category: History

Page: 472

View: 4758

"This history of the oldest surviving church south of Virginia and the only remaining colonial cruciform church in South Carolina is one of wealth and poverty, acclaim and anonymity, slavery and freedom, war and peace, quarreling and cooperation, failure and achievement"--Dust jacket.
Posted in History

Against All Odds

Author: Larry Black

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452086699

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 4074

Against All Odds is fictional novel with a heartwarming story about Little Pete, the youngest of five children in the Scroggins family. The setting is rural northeast Texas during the late 1950's. Little Pete found a passion for basketball and was anxious to play for the new high school coach of the Little Hope Eagles, but the odds started to build against him as he lost the use of his right hand in an accident. However, with the Scroggins a strong-willed determination and drive, Little Pete developed left-handed skills to overcome the odds. As he neared the end of high school career, Little Pete was heavily recruited by a host of colleges to come and be a part of their basketball program. While the future looked bright for Little Pete with a newly defined goal of playing college and later professional basketball, life continued to deal him a heavy blow as he became paralyzed with polio. Little Pete was forced to decide between quitting and giving up on his dream and persevering and overcoming the odds. This story is full of emotions as you fall in love with Little Pete. You will laugh and cry as the events in his life unfolds. After reading this book, it is hoped that you will view your struggles in life from a better perspective.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Against all odds

Author: Tarachun Bissoonauth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 345

View: 2624

Posted in History

Against All Odds

The Ruby Princess

Author: Danielle Bienvenu

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595313604

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 5884

"They want you to be their ruler." "What?!" That's when I fell out of my chair. Danielle Fairbanks is a normal teenager. That is, until she discovers a secret in France. Suddenly, Danielle's entire life is changing before her eyes. Thanks to an ancient prophecy, she now has to worry about being killed by extremists and falling for Prince Riley. Nicole Pearson also embarks on a secretive adventure while volunteering at Cummings Castle in England. She manages to turn heads and not just Prince James'! However, Nicole soon realizes she is not welcome there. With God working in their lives and through each other, Prince James, Nicole, Prince Riley and Danielle overcome the greatest obstacle of all their selves.
Posted in Fiction

Against All Odds

Holocaust Survivors and the Successful Lives They Made in America

Author: William B. Helmreich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351533436

Category: History

Page: 355

View: 7977

Against All Odds is the first comprehensive look at the 140,000 Jewish Holocaust survivors who came to America and the lives they have made here. William Helmreich writes of their experiences beginning with their first arrival in the United States: the mixed reactions they encountered from American Jews who were not always eager to receive them; their choices about where to live in America; and their efforts in finding marriage partners with whom they felt most comfortable?most often other survivors.In preparation, Helmreich spent more than six years traveling the United States, listening to the personal stories of hundreds of survivors, and examining more than 15,000 pages of data as well as new material from archives that have never before been available to create this remarkable, groundbreaking work. What emerges is a picture that is sharply different from the stereotypical image of survivors as people who are chronically depressed, anxious, and fearful.This intimate, enlightening work explores questions about prevailing over hardship and adversity: how people who have gone through such experiences pick up the threads of their lives; where they obtain the strength and spirit to go on; and, finally, what lessdns the rest of us can learn about overcoming tragedy.
Posted in History

Against All Odds

Never Give up

Author: Glenn Stout

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054798538X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 7470

Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos, Roy Reigels in the 1929 Rose Bowl, Frank Reich and the Buffalo Bills during the 1993 NFL playoffs, Tracy McGrady and the Houston Rockets in 2004, the entire St. Louis Cardinals team in the 2011 World Series . . . What do these players have in common? Every one of them was on the brink of a humiliating defeat. But at the moment when they could have called it quits, they didn’t. These five real-life stories, illustrated with black-and-white photographs, will inspire readers young and old.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Against All Odds

Author: Linda Paton

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468916912

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 1621

I went through cancer twice whilst coping with a difficult relationship. I'm hoping my book may help anyone that is going through cancer. Against all the odds I survived and so did the relationship.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Against All Odds

Essays on Women, Religion, and Development from India and Pakistan

Author: Kamla Bhasin,Ritu Menon,Nighat Said Khan

Publisher: Women Ink

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

View: 3733

Posted in Social Science