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Cruel World

Author : Lynn H. Nicholas
language : en
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date : 2011-05-25

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To be a child in mid-twentieth-century Europe was to be not a person but an object, available for use in the service of the totalitarian state. Very soon after Adolf Hitler came to power, policies of eugenic selection and euthanasia began to weed ill or disabled children out of the New Order by poison, gas, and starvation. Defect-free “good blood” children were subjected to an “education” based on racism, propaganda, and the glorification of the Führer, and were deliberately deprived of free time that would allow independent thought or action. Once the war began, “Nordic”-looking children were kidnapped from families in the conquered lands and subjected to “Germanization.” Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of “bad blood” children—Jews, Gypsies, Poles, Ukrainians, Russians(were separated from their families and condemned to forced migration, slave labor, sadistic experiments, starvation, and mass execution. At the end of the war, uprooted children of every origin wandered the bombed-out cities and countryside, some having been taken from home at such a young age that they did not know where they had come from or even their own names. Millions surged into and out of DP camps, exploited by political and religious groups, while the Allies and the fledgling United Nations tried mightily to put families back together and to find new homes for the orphans. All the riveting narrative skill and impeccable scholarship that distinguished Lynn Nicholas’s first book, The Rape of Europa (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction), are present in her study of these terrible crimes against humanity. To research this story she has delved into the governmental and military archives of many nations, and has interviewed countless individuals. She shows the relationship of the deadly Nazi policies to the brutal tactics used in the USSR in the 1930s and to their rehearsal in the Spanish Civil War, and vividly describes the abject failure of Hitler’s campaign to plant Germanizing colonies in the conquered nations. She gives us the stories of survivors of ghastly war-spawned famines(in Greece and Russia in the 1940s, Holland in the “Hunger Winter” of 1945, and Berlin in the Airlift year of 1949(and of British, French, and Dutch children who were evacuated to the countryside; boys and girls sent alone from Europe to England on the Kindertransports; the teenaged soldiers of the Reich; the small veterans of the quarries, the factories, and the camps as well as those who survived in lonely hiding. In Cruel World Lynn Nicholas shows us clearly, and with passionate empathy for the innocent victims, the crimes against children that inevitably result when ideology overwhelms humanity. This powerful book, as it recounts the waking nightmare that enmeshed the lives of Europe’s boys and girls, bears witness to our own responsibility to the children of the twenty-first century. From the Hardcover edition.

Hello Cruel World

Author : Kate Bornstein
language : en
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Release Date : 2011-01-04

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Celebrated transsexual trailblazer Kate Bornstein has, with more humor and spunk than any other, ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it. Here, Bornstein bravely and wittily shares personal and unorthodox methods of survival in an often cruel world. A one-of-a-kind guide to staying alive outside the box, Hello, Cruel World is a much-needed unconventional approach to life for those who want to stay on the edge, but alive. Hello, Cruel World features a catalog of 101 alternatives to suicide that range from the playful (moisturize!), to the irreverent (shatter some family values), to the highly controversial. Designed to encourage readers to give themselves permission to unleash their hearts' harmless desires, the book has only one directive: "Don't be mean." It is this guiding principle that brings its reader on a self-validating journey, which forges wholly new paths toward a resounding decision to choose life. Tenderly intimate and unapologetically edgy, Kate Bornstein is the radical role model, the affectionate best friend, and the guiding mentor all in one.

Kindness In A Cruel World

Author : Nigel Barber
language : en
Publisher: Pyr Books
Release Date : 2004

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Full of stimulating ideas expressed in lucid prose, Kindness in a Cruel World presents a compelling case that the desire to help others and the spirit of cooperation are fundamental to our evolutionary inheritance.

Goodbye Cruel World

Author : Book Blocks
language : en
Publisher: Book Blocks
Release Date : 2004-01

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Here lie I, Martin Elginbrodde/Have mercy on my soul, Lord God, As I would do/ If I were God/ And ye were Martin Elginbroddeis is one of the most famous of all epitaphs and comes from Edinburgh. This book contains many others, some pompous, some sad, some downright funny and some ambiguous such as this gravestone in Liverpool which declares Here lyeth Sarah Young who went to sleep with Christ 6th January 1741 or that of her namesake the Mormon leader and polygamist, Brigham Young, whose gravestone reads Brigham Young. Born on this spot 1801. A man of much courage and equipment.

Cruel World

Author : Albert Ball
language : en
Release Date : 2017-09-13

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What kind of world have we humans created? Increasing numbers of us live in fearof losing our homes and jobs, many forced to rely on the charity of food banks to feedourselves and our children. Many of us live on the streets in utter destitution, often withmental health problems, and no-one seems to care. Many more of us live in poorcountries where for want of clean water and basic sanitation we must watch helplessly asour children and infants die in their millions every year. At the other end of the scalesome of us have wealth that can't be consumed in a thousand lifetimes. Then there arethe environmental dangers that we all face - scarcity of fresh water, widespread pollutionof the air, sea and rivers, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, and above all climate change -and our governments, severely handicapped by those of us with vested interests, unableto take the decisive action that is necessary to combat them. Why is it that the world'sabundant wealth is spread so lavishly for the very few and so thinly for the very many?Why is it that we understand so well the dire consequences awaiting us fromenvironmental catastrophe yet seem unable to do more than a fraction of what isrequired?This book presents the results of an exploration into these concerns by someone whofeels deeply disturbed by them; who feels that people in great numbers are beingsqueezed beyond breaking point; who feels that we are racing headlong towards a cliffedge with people who claim to be in control but whose hands are tied.

In This Cruel World

Author : Jaden Lane
language : en
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date : 2010-04-15

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Born months apart to lifelong friends, growing up Benji Hartkainen and Duncan McKerracher developed an inseparable bond as strong as any brotherhood from spending so much life together. Understanding and accepting that he was different early in his teens, Duncan has a clear picture of what he wants and needs from life; Benji. For Benji however it is a world of confusion, using a one foot in, one foot out approach to matters of the heart. Through the mixed signals Duncan’s greatest hope in landing the guy of his dreams lies in that he knows his friends heart and mind better than anyone, or so he hopes. Navigating the push and pull of peer pressure and social acceptance in everyday teenage suburban life while testing the limits of their friendship, each must find the inner strength to reconcile their own desires and fight for their dreams as they grow into themselves and discover who they really are, in order to become who they want to be In This Cruel World .

Hello Cruel World

Author : Mekons
language : en
Release Date : 2002-08-01

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Collecting over 100 lyrics from the Mekons' 18 albums, many of them distinctively illustrated by band members in a style that pays tribute to the illuminated printing of William Blake, this comprehensive look at the multifaceted artistic collective that has been going since 1977 also features reproductions of hand-written lyric drafts and additional artwork, plus 16 pages of intimate, evocative photos of the Mekons on the road by noted photographer Anne Lehmen.