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The Resisters by Gish Jen

Title The Resisters
Author Gish Jen
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2021-01-12
Category
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780525657224
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The author brings an amazing story of a world that looks only too possible, and a family struggling to maintain its humanity in circumstances that daily threaten their every value and their very existence.

The Resisters by Gish Jen

Title The Resisters
Author Gish Jen
Publisher Knopf
Release Date 2020
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780525657217
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An audacious wonder of a novel about baseball and a future America, from the always inventive and exciting author of The Love Wife and Who's Irish. The time: Some thirty-five years hence. The place: AutoAmerica--governed by "Aunt Nettie," an iBurrito of AI algorithms and the internet, in a land half under water. The people: Divided into the angelfair "Netted," whose fate it is to have jobs and live on high ground, and the mostly coppertoned "Surplus," whose jobs have been stripped and whose sole duty now is to consume, living in plastic houses that talk and multi-colored houseboats at the water's edge. Neither group is happy. The story: A Surplus family--he was once a professor, she is still a lawyer--has a girl child, Gwen, who's born with a golden arm. By two she can throw her toy animals straight to the same spot every time. When AutoAmerica and ChinRussia decide to revive the Olympics, suddenly Gwen, who's been playing in the Resisters League her parents have organized, is in great demand. Soon she's at angelfair university, Net U, falling in love with her baseball coach and facing questions of "crossing over," while her mother and her "group" are bringing charges before the botjudge about Surplus rights. An amazing story of a world that looks only too possible, and a family struggling to maintain its humanity in circumstances that daily threaten their every value as well as their very existence.

The Resisters by Gish Jen

Title The Resisters
Author Gish Jen
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2020-02-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781984898227
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The time: not so long from now. The place: AutoAmerica, a country surveilled by one “Aunt Nettie,” a Big Brother that is part artificial intelligence, part internet, and oddly human—even funny. The people: divided. The “angelfair” Netted have jobs and, what with the country half under water, literally occupy the high ground. The Surplus live on swampland if they’re lucky, on water if they’re not. The story: To a Surplus couple—he once a professor, she still a lawyer—is born a girl, Gwen, with a golden arm. Her teens find her happily playing in an underground baseball league, but when AutoAmerica faces ChinRussia in the Olympics, Gwen finds herself in dangerous territory, playing ball with the Netted even as her mother battles this apartheid-like society in court. Provocative, moving, and yet paradoxically buoyant, The Resisters is the story of one family struggling to maintain their humanity in circumstances that threaten their every value.

The Resisters by Eric Nylund

Title The Resisters
Author Eric Nylund
Publisher Yearling Books
Release Date 2012-04
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 210
ISBN 9780375872242
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When twelve-year-olds Madison and Felix kidnap him, Ethan learns that the Earth has been taken over by aliens and that all the adults in the world are under mind control.

Titan Base by Eric Nylund

Title Titan Base
Author Eric Nylund
Publisher Yearling Books
Release Date 2013
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 277
ISBN 9780307978547
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Twelve-year-old Ethan must take command of a fractious flying squadron charged with finding a new Resister base, while being pursued by alien invaders.

Operation Inferno by Eric Nylund

Title Operation Inferno
Author Eric Nylund
Publisher Yearling
Release Date 2013
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 270
ISBN 9780307978554
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the fourth book of the Resisters series, Ethan and his team must infiltrate a heavily guarded Ch'zar industrial complex to stop the aliens from attacking the Resisters' new base. Original.

Building Sanctuary by Jessica Squires

Title Building Sanctuary
Author Jessica Squires
Publisher UBC Press
Release Date 2013-09-20
Category History
Total Pages 376
ISBN 9780774825276
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Canada enjoys a reputation as a peaceable kingdom. Yet during the Vietnam War era, Canadians met American war resisters not with open arms but with political obstacles and public resistance, and the border remained closed to what were then called "draft dodgers" and "deserters." Between 1965 and 1973, a small but active cadre of Canadian antiwar groups and peace activists launched campaigns to open the border. Jessica Squires tells their story, often in their own words, bringing to light how these men and women shaped Canadian immigration policy, Canadian identity, and the course of Canadian-American relations in their quest to transform Canada into a refuge from militarism.

She He They Me by Robyn Ryle

Title She He They Me
Author Robyn Ryle
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date 2019-03-05
Category Social Science
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781492666950
Language English, Spanish, and French
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If you've ever questioned the logic of basing an entire identity around what you have between your legs, it's time to embark on a daring escape outside of the binary box... Open your eyes to what it means to be a boy or a girl — and above and beyond! Within these pages, you get to choose which path to forge. Explore over one hundred different scenarios that embrace nearly every definition across the world, over history, and in the ever-widening realms of our imagination! What if your journey leads you into a world with several genders, or simply one? Do you live in a matriarchal society, or as a sworn virgin in the Balkans? How does gender (or the lack thereof) change the way we approach sex and love, life or death? Jump headfirst into this refreshingly creative exploration of the ways gender colors every shade and shape of our world. Above all, it's more important than ever for us to celebrate the fact that there are infinite gender paths — and each of them is beautiful.

Resisters by Lauren Sharkey

Title Resisters
Author Lauren Sharkey
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2019-02-21
Category Young Adult Nonfiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781526361851
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'An inspiring gift for teenagers with a conscience' - Independent 'We're not the future. We're doing it right now.' Young people are uniting across the world to create change, have their voices heard and stand up for what they believe in. In this bold and brilliantly inspiring book, Lauren Sharkey profiles the powerful stories and achievements of 52 young women who are working to improve the lives of people across the globe. Some are active in feminist issues like period poverty or political problems such as police brutality and LGBTQ+ rights; while others are working in science, conservation and diversity. Yet whether it be Twitter campaigns or life-saving apps, their great ideas are all changing the world as we know it. Illustrated by Manjit Thapp, this is a must-have for young women who would like to dare to make a difference and become empowered to be the change.

Resister by Bruce Dancis

Title Resister
Author Bruce Dancis
Publisher Cornell University Press
Release Date 2014-02-25
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780801470417
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bruce Dancis arrived at Cornell University in 1965 as a youth who was no stranger to political action. He grew up in a radical household and took part in the 1963 March on Washington as a fifteen-year-old. He became the first student at Cornell to defy the draft by tearing up his draft card and soon became a leader of the draft resistance movement. He also turned down a student deferment and refused induction into the armed services. He was the principal organizer of the first mass draft card burning during the Vietnam War, an activist in the Resistance (a nationwide organization against the draft), and a cofounder and president of the Cornell chapter of Students for a Democratic Society. Dancis spent nineteen months in federal prison in Ashland, Kentucky, for his actions against the draft. In Resister, Dancis not only gives readers an insider's account of the antiwar and student protest movements of the sixties but also provides a rare look at the prison experiences of Vietnam-era draft resisters. Intertwining memory, reflection, and history, Dancis offers an engaging firsthand account of some of the era’s most iconic events, including the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the Abbie Hoffman-led "hippie invasion" of the New York Stock Exchange, the antiwar confrontation at the Pentagon in 1967, and the dangerous controversy that erupted at Cornell in 1969 involving African American students, their SDS allies, and the administration and faculty. Along the way, Dancis also explores the relationship between the topical folk and rock music of the era and the political and cultural rebels who sought to change American society.

Sterling Squadron by Eric S. Nylund

Title Sterling Squadron
Author Eric S. Nylund
Publisher Yearling Books
Release Date 2012
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 309
ISBN 9780375872259
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When 12-year-old Ethan, still a trainee, learns that the alien Ch'zar invaders are rapidly growing in number, he initiates a radical plan to increase the ranks of Resistor pilots and soon finds himself leading battle forces. Simultaneous.

Who S Irish by Gish Jen

Title Who s Irish
Author Gish Jen
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2012-08-29
Category Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780307826541
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The stories in Who's Irish? show us the children of immigrants looking wonderingly at their parents' efforts to assimilate, while the older generation asks how so much selfless hard work on their part can have yielded them offspring who'd sooner drop out of life than succeed at it. With dazzling wit and compassion, Gish Jen—author of the acclaimed novels Typical American and Mona in the Promised Land—looks at ambition and compromise at century's end and finds that much of the action is as familiar—and as strange—as the things we know to be most deeply true about ourselves.

The Love Wife by Gish Jen

Title The Love Wife
Author Gish Jen
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2005
Category Fiction
Total Pages 379
ISBN 9781400076512
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The arrival of a "cousin" from mainland China, arranged by Mama Wong to serve ostensibly as a nanny, throws the household of Carnegie Wong, a second-generation Chinese American, his WASP wife Blondie, and their three children into turmoil. By the author of Mona in the Promised Land. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

The Children Of Men by P. D. James

Title The Children of Men
Author P. D. James
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2010-10-20
Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780307773449
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Told with P. D. James's trademark suspense, insightful characterization, and riveting storytelling, The Children of Men is a story of a world with no children and no future. The human race has become infertile, and the last generation to be born is now adult. Civilization itself is crumbling as suicide and despair become commonplace. Oxford historian Theodore Faron, apathetic toward a future without a future, spends most of his time reminiscing. Then he is approached by Julian, a bright, attractive woman who wants him to help get her an audience with his cousin, the powerful Warden of England. She and her band of unlikely revolutionaries may just awaken his desire to live . . . and they may also hold the key to survival for the human race.

The Resistors by Dwight L Wilson

Title The Resistors
Author Dwight L Wilson
Publisher Running Wild, LLC
Release Date 2019-04-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 234
ISBN 9781947041370
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Resistors is a parallel sequel to 2018's The Kidnapped. It focuses on blacks, whites, and Native Americans resisting pre-Civil War oppression while attempting to establish dignified identities. It is also in the voice of Sarah, one of the author's direct ancestors. She was the daughter of Esi and Kofi two fictionalized Fante kidnapped from West Africa in 1795. With the help of Quakers, together with two brothers, Robin and Dan, Sarah escaped from being enslaved in Culpeper, Virginia and settled in Warren County, Ohio where she met and married the Scots-Irish Quaker, Charles Ferguson. It is imagined that Sarah was primarily educated by her father who himself was taught reading and writing by Nathan Prescott, his slave master, and secondarily through two years of education at Goose Creek Friends School, a Quaker school in Northern Virginia, renown for being integrated prior to Nat Turner's revolt which led to state laws forbidding the education of people of color.

Title The Resisters 3 Titan Base
Author Eric Nylund
Publisher Yearling
Release Date 2013-01-08
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780375981203
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Million-copy bestselling Halo author and game developer Eric Nylund brings action-packed science fiction to a young audience with the third book in the Resisters series. Despite their recent victory over the alien Ch'zar, Ethan Blackwood and his squadron have no time to rest. The Ch'zar are still relentlessly searching for the Seed Bank, the Resisters' secret base—and they're getting dangerously close. If they find it, all the adults in the Seed Bank will be absorbed into the the aliens' collective mind. Now Ethan and his friends must evade all Ch'zar scouts and find a new home for the Resistance. Once again, it's all up to the kids.

Title Free to Die for Their Country
Author Eric L. Muller
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2003-05
Category History
Total Pages 257
ISBN 0226548236
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of the Washington Post's Top Nonfiction Titles of 2001 In the spring of 1942, the federal government forced West Coast Japanese Americans into detainment camps on suspicion of disloyalty. Two years later, the government demanded even more, drafting them into the same military that had been guarding them as subversives. Most of these Americans complied, but Free to Die for Their Country is the first book to tell the powerful story of those who refused. Based on years of research and personal interviews, Eric L. Muller re-creates the emotions and events that followed the arrival of those draft notices, revealing a dark and complex chapter of America's history.

The Cactus League by Emily Nemens

Title The Cactus League
Author Emily Nemens
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date 2020-02-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780374720490
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR and Lit Hub. A Los Angeles Times Bestseller. A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice "In The Cactus League [Emily Nemens] provides her readers with what amounts to a miniature, self-enclosed world that is funny and poignant and lovingly observed." --Charles McGrath, The New York Times Book Review An explosive, character-driven odyssey through the world of baseball from Emily Nemens, the editor of The Paris Review Jason Goodyear is the star outfielder for the Los Angeles Lions, stationed with the rest of his team in the punishingly hot Arizona desert for their annual spring training. Handsome, famous, and talented, Goodyear is nonetheless coming apart at the seams. And the coaches, writers, wives, girlfriends, petty criminals, and diehard fans following his every move are eager to find out why—as they hide secrets of their own. Humming with the energy of a ballpark before the first pitch, Emily Nemens's The Cactus League unravels the tightly connected web of people behind a seemingly linear game. Narrated by a sportscaster, Goodyear’s story is interspersed with tales of Michael Taylor, a batting coach trying to stay relevant; Tamara Rowland, a resourceful spring-training paramour, looking for one last catch; Herb Allison, a legendary sports agent grappling with his decline; and a plethora of other richly drawn characters, all striving to be seen as the season approaches. It’s a journey that, like the Arizona desert, brims with both possibility and destruction. Anchored by an expert knowledge of baseball’s inner workings, Emily Nemens's The Cactus League is a propulsive and deeply human debut that captures a strange desert world that is both exciting and unforgiving, where the most crucial games are the ones played off the field.

Northern Passage by John Hagan

Title Northern Passage
Author John Hagan
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2001
Category History
Total Pages 269
ISBN 067400471X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Offers a sociological perspective of the tens of thousands of draft-age men who fled the U.S. for Canada to avoid serving in the Vietnam War, looking at their effects on Canada, and their decision to return or not return to the U.S. after amnesty was offered.

No Ordinary Men by Fritz Stern

Title No Ordinary Men
Author Fritz Stern
Publisher New York Review of Books
Release Date 2013-09-17
Category History
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781590177020
Language English, Spanish, and French
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During the twelve years of Hitler’s Third Reich, very few Germans took the risk of actively opposing his tyranny and terror, and fewer still did so to protect the sanctity of law and faith. In No Ordinary Men, Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern focus on two remarkable, courageous men who did—the pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his close friend and brother-in-law Hans von Dohnanyi—and offer new insights into the fearsome difficulties that resistance entailed. (Not forgotten is Christine Bonhoeffer Dohnanyi, Hans’s wife and Dietrich’s sister, who was indispensable to them both.) From the start Bonhoeffer opposed the Nazi efforts to bend Germany’s Protestant churches to Hitler’s will, while Dohnanyi, a lawyer in the Justice Ministry and then in the Wehrmacht’s counterintelligence section, helped victims, kept records of Nazi crimes to be used as evidence once the regime fell, and was an important figure in the various conspiracies to assassinate Hitler. The strength of their shared commitment to these undertakings—and to the people they were helping—endured even after their arrest in April 1943 and until, after great suffering, they were executed on Hitler’s express orders in April 1945, just weeks before the Third Reich collapsed. Bonhoeffer’s posthumously published Letters and Papers from Prison and other writings found a wide international audience, but Dohnanyi’s work is scarcely known, though it was crucial to the resistance and he was the one who drew Bonhoeffer into the anti-Hitler plots. Sifton and Stern offer dramatic new details and interpretations in their account of the extraordinary efforts in which the two jointly engaged. No Ordinary Men honors both Bonhoeffer’s human decency and his theological legacy, as well as Dohnanyi’s preservation of the highest standard of civic virtue in an utterly corrupted state.