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1. Torn Apart The Nigerian Civil War and Its Impact - Françoise UGOCHUKWU

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The Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970 (also known as the Biafran War) has been described as a 'forgotten war'. Yet it led to the birth of the NGO Doctors without Borders / Médecins sans frontières and equipped journalists with the intercultural skills they later used in their coverage of other African conflicts. The Biafran conflict equally ended up strengthening the special relationship between France and Nigeria. From 1970 in particular, the Nigerian education sector was taken up with a wave of francophilia, which boosted the teaching of French in Language programmes at the secondary school level. The Civil War, which ravaged the South-Eastern part of the federation, was, above all, a collective experience which inspired poets, novelists and playwrights - Achebe, Soyinka, Okigbo, Saro-Wiwa, Okpewho, Adichie and others, while bringing about a massive religious revival which affected the whole region. The war mobilised politicians and NGOs, it changed the country and brought it into the limelight. This book reveals, through the study of oral genres, radio bulletins and the impact of the conflict on literature and the Web, the human history of the war, the role played by the media and the deep scar the conflict left on the bodies and minds of survivors. _____________________ Françoise UGOCHUKWU was born in Valence (France) in 1949. She moved to Britain in 1995 after twenty-four years of lecturing at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and currently holds a post at the Open University. She is an Africanist with active links to the CNRS. Her research field is in Comparative Literature, with a focus on Nigeria and Orature. Her pioneering work in the field and longstanding contribution to the strengthening of cultural and educational ties between France and Nigeria awarded her the national distinction of Chevalier des Palmes Académiques in 1994.

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2. The American Dream Gift Edition - Dick Urban

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Over the past four millenniums there has been a steady stream of men and women who have given up all hope of happiness in their land of birth.

With hope in their hearts and trust in their hope they have left their homes in various lands and continents and sailed to America to seek out their dreams.

This is a story about two of those people. The names are fictitious, of course, but the story itself would portray real people and their struggles. Try to put yourself in their place as each generation strives for success. Could you have done better?

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3. The Leadership Capital Index Realizing the Market Value of Leadership (16pt Large Print Edition) - Dave Ulrich

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In this book leading scholar, author, and consultant Dave Ulrich provides a leadership capital index a thorough way of assessing how the quality of a company's leadership impacts its value (e.g like a Moody's index for leadership). Drawing on ten years of work Ulrich finally offers an alternative to the instinctive and subjective approaches people have been forced to take in the past. In successive chapters, Ulrich develops multiple dimensions of this leadership capital index, including leaders' personal abilities (their personal proficiency, strategic proficiency, execution proficiency, people proficiency, and leadership brand proficiency) and organizational leadership capabilities (cultural capability, talent management, performance accountability, information management systems, and work process). The result is a ground breaking book that opens up a major new area of understanding and analysis of business and leadership. Everyone agrees that much of the success of any company depends on the quality of its leadership. Yet there is has been no rigorous, comprehensive way of rating leadership quality as it relates to company market value until now.

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4. Passionate God (Large Print 16pt) - Kenneth C. Ulmer

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Many people envision God as a strict father figure - stern, detached, exacting and vengeful - lacking feelings and emotions. Yet, once we come to understand that God actually expresses a wide range of passion, we will relate to Him on a much more chuman level and start seeing Him for who He really is. In Passionate God, Kenneth Ulmer helps us understand and appreciate the chumanity of God as expressed through His emotions: joy, sympathy, grief, care, laughter, jealousy, humor, anger and, of course, love. This book will change the way people view and relate to God because it reveals a Creator intimately involved with His beloved creation and is more like us than we ever imagined.

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5. Sabres on the Steppes Danger, Diplomacy and Adventure in the Great Game (Large Print 16pt) - John Ure

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Back in the day when men were men and Britain ruled the world, the two great world powers went head to head over control of central Asia - from the Caucasus to Kabul. This was the stage of open warfare but also espionage, subterfuge and reckless adventure. Following on from the derring do of ''''Shooting Leave'''', John Ure tells the story of British soldiers, missionaries and mercenaries, horse traders and opportunists who travelled to make their name in the Great Game. 

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6. Swimming Against the Tide / Strong Recovery from Stroke - Nan Unklesbay

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This inspiring story of determination and triumph details the author's strong recovery from a devastating stroke. Injected with sensitivity and humor, this book stresses the important roles that family and steady persistence play in restoring quality of life after stroke, as well as personal commitment to your own recovery. The important roles of Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapists are highlighted as vital treatment components, along with Nurses and Physicians. Written for caregivers, stroke victims, and educators, the author's message is clear and invaluable. Large Print Edition for easy reading.

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7. The Kingdom and the Quarry China, Australia, Fear and Greed (Large Print 16pt) - David Uren

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China has rapidly become Australia's most important trading partner. It is also the rising power in our region. In The Kingdom and the Quarry David Uren takes us inside the high - stakes world of the two countries' relationship. From resource grabs to cyber - surveillance, this is an authoritative and news - breaking book that takes us inside key political and business events of recent times and tells us what really happened. Uren paints vivid portraits of new billionaires like Twiggy Forrest and Clive Palmer seizing their chance, of BHP and Rio Tinto playing off Chinese interests and the Australian government, of Kevin Rudd feuding with China's leaders, and of a new world of spies, security, investment and opportunity. Above all he gives an unparalleled sense of fear and greed in the corridors of power.

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8. The Line A Story of a Hunter, a Breed and Their Bond (Large Print 16pt) - William A. Urseth

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William Urseth loves dogs, and even more, he loves what these dogs can do. Striking a perfect point, flushing grouse for hours, retrieving perfectly to hand; moments can steal your breath away. William Urseth loves bird hunting, and spending days in the field with a great dog can warm your heart. William Urseth loves business, and the chance to develop a perfect line of German Shorthair Pointers could not be missed.
William Urseth is known for his hunting around the world on his TV show, Quest for the One, on the Outdoor Life Network, and on his Menz radio show in eastern Canada, but his stories center on his Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club, his kennel and dogs there, and their hunts in the northern midwest of the U.S.
His decision to breed German Shorthairs brought him to J ger and Cent, who he bought after hiring an expert to find the best of this breed in the world. From these two, he would create The Line, generations of dogs that would not only win countless tournaments, but also create countless highs and heartbreaks as they spend their lives in the homes and hunts of William, his wife, and his friends.
These stories are like the dogs they recount; they will steal your breath away, warm your heart, and should not be missed.

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9. The Memory of Salt (Large Print 16pt) - Alice Melike Ulgezer

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Ali's father is a Turkish circus musician performing in Kabul when Ali's mother, a young pediatrician from Melbourne, meets him in a bar. He plays the trumpet, the saz, the flute, hears voices that urge him to violence, sees angels in the skies and djinns in the street, inscribes prayers and invocations on the walls of his room, and across the suburb. Ulgezer offers a remarkable portrait of this crazed visionary, a madman and a mystic, intoxicated with hashish and Sufism, who wrecks the family, but is also an enchanted being. Ali's mother has grown up on Australia's outback frontiers - their courtship takes them from Afghanistan across Iran to Turkey and then to London where Ali is born. The novel is Ali's coming to terms with this meeting of two cultures that are at once so similar and so separate.

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10. Don't Kill the Bosses! Escaping the Hierarchy Trap (Large Print 16pt) - John Ullmen, Samuel Culbert

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Despite the incendiary title, this is a cool - headed blueprint for changing companies by challenging the idea of boss - dominated relationships. The author shows how to establish candid, equal - footing relationships that work effectively and productively.

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11. The Gulf Stream: Tiny Plankton, Giant Bluefin, and the Amazing S - Stan Ulanski

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12. Bittersweet (16pt Large Print Edition) - Jacquie Underdown

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A vineyard, a family in pain, and the healing magic of cupcakes... Amy Jenkins, a talented and ambitious chef, is left humiliated and debt-ridden, after her city restaurant fails. When her best friend calls asking for help in her small town cupcake shop, Amy jumps at the chance to hide out in the small town of Alpine Ridge while her shattered ego mends. The youngest Mathews brother, Tom feels over-looked and under-appreciated. His brothers remember every mistake, but never give him the responsibility or opportunity to take his place in the family business. So, he spends three weeks out of every month working at a mine in the back-end of nowhere. But then Amy moves to town to help run his pregnant sister-in-law's bakery, and suddenly home seems to be where his heart is. Amy's move was only ever meant to be temporary, but when tragedy strikes the Mathews family, Amy finds herself unable to move on. As she and Tom get closer, Amy finds every excuse to stay: first, she claims it's for the family, then she claims it's for the shop. But maybe, it's for her own heart...

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13. The Sweetest Secret (16pt Large Print Edition) - Jacquie Underdown

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Two broken hearts, one small town, and the secret language of flowers... Ellie always falls for the wrong man. After her latest disastrous relationship, she needs a new start, a clean slate, and some time to figure out who she is and what she actually wants. So the opportunity to open her own florist shop in the small town of Alpine Ridge couldn't be more timely - or more perfect. Sam Mathews understands bad relationships - he's only ever had one, and that was enough. Now he keeps to himself, throwing his efforts into the family vineyard and his greenhouse hobby, where it's quiet and calm and he can nurture beauty with his own two hands. When Ellie arrives in town and discovers Sam's backyard nursery, a shared professional interest soon blossoms into something that feels very personal. But Ellie needs time to rediscover herself, and Sam has never regained his confidence. When they are both tied so strongly to the past, could there be a chance for a future?

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14. Torn Apart The Nigerian Civil War and Its Impact (HB) - Françoise UGOCHUKWU

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The Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970 (also known as the Biafran War) has been described as a 'forgotten war'. Yet it led to the birth of the NGO Doctors without Borders / Médecins sans frontières and equipped journalists with the intercultural skills they later used in their coverage of other African conflicts. The Biafran conflict equally ended up strengthening the special relationship between France and Nigeria. From 1970 in particular, the Nigerian education sector was taken up with a wave of francophilia, which boosted the teaching of French in Language programmes at the secondary school level. The Civil War, which ravaged the South-Eastern part of the federation, was, above all, a collective experience which inspired poets, novelists and playwrights - Achebe, Soyinka, Okigbo, Saro-Wiwa, Okpewho, Adichie and others, while bringing about a massive religious revival which affected the whole region. The war mobilised politicians and NGOs, it changed the country and brought it into the limelight. This book reveals, through the study of oral genres, radio bulletins and the impact of the conflict on literature and the Web, the human history of the war, the role played by the media and the deep scar the conflict left on the bodies and minds of survivors. _____________________ Françoise UGOCHUKWU was born in Valence (France) in 1949. She moved to Britain in 1995 after twenty-four years of lecturing at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and currently holds a post at the Open University. She is an Africanist with active links to the CNRS. Her research field is in Comparative Literature, with a focus on Nigeria and Orature. Her pioneering work in the field and longstanding contribution to the strengthening of cultural and educational ties between France and Nigeria awarded her the national distinction of Chevalier des Palmes Académiques in 1994.

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15. Unlocking Britain's Potential: Making Europe Work for Us - Libe - Liberal Democrat Policy Unit

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16. The American Dream - Dick Urban

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Over the past four millenniums there has been a steady stream of men and women who have given up all hope of happiness in their land of birth.

With hope in their hearts and trust in their hope they have left their homes in various lands and continents and sailed to America to seek out their dreams.

This is a story about two of those people. The names are fictitious, of course, but the story itself would portray real people and their struggles. Try to put yourself in their place as each generation strives for success. Could you have done better?

 

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17. The Stones of Home What Cost FreedomE - Rowan Oliver Ward Utting

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The Stones of Home is a bardic tale of magic and dragons, of love and pain, of epic battles and loss; and touches the very heart of what it is to be human. After a century and a half of isolation, the surviving Mages of Haven reunite to combat a rising power. Their journey and fight for freedom lead them through many skirmishes and adventures, to confront an old rivalry between their allies, whom they must unite to defeat their common enemy. Rowan Utting's work is poetic, narrative, mythic, reflective and musical. Along with the language, 'Alamard', The Stones of Home contains the author's graphic working notes, embedded songs, music, lexicon and grammar. This stunning advanced literary work was completed when Rowan Utting had just turned sixteen. More books are under way. Not a novel about youth: it explores the lives and emotions of people with magical powers, their place in different societies and the constant war waged by other creatures. The Stones of Home is epic in scope and set in contemporary Scotland and Ireland. It is literary, humorous, poignant, violent, philosophical and memorable. 255pp. A library "must have." Suitability 12+ (contains some violence).

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