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1. Worth Fighting For (16pt Large Print Edition) - Dana Vulin

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In the early hours of a February morning in 2012, Dana Vulin was the victim of a hideous, unprovoked attack. A woman who'd been stalking and harassing her for weeks - incorrectly and baselessly thinking Dana was having an affair with her estranged husband - burst into her apartment, doused her with methylated spirits and set her alight. Dana's fight began that day. She had to fight for survival, to battle against the third-degree burns that had consumed her body. She had to fight to regain her identity, being the faceless 'girl behind the mask' for years and with her scars rendering her almost unrecognisable. And she had to fight for justice, to see her attacker convicted and sentenced for this gruesome crime. Despite the damage that the fire caused, Dana's spirit and sheer determination were not and cannot be destroyed. Showing that she is stronger than hate, stronger than fear, she has fought blood, tears and unimaginable pain to be where she is today. And now she wants to pass on to others the thing that sustained her through her darkest hours: hope. Worth Fighting For is a powerful and moving story of this amazing woman's battle for survival against unbelievable evil and pain.

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2. The Children's House of Belsen (16pt Large Print Edition) - Hetty Verolme

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Hetty Werkendam was 13 years old in 1943 when she was transported to the repatriation camp at Westerbork. From there she was sent to Belsen to live in the ''Children's House,'' where she witnessed firsthand the horrors of the Holocaust. Her account of life in the Children's House-where the awfulness of Belsen was countered by the inspirational figure of the children's mentor Sister Luba-provides a painful but unusually uplifting Holocaust memoir.

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3. Autobiography of an Elderly Woman In large print for easy reading - Mary Heaton Vorse

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This is a large print edition This includes a larger point size for characters plus the use of non-serif fonts, increased spacing and improved contrast. Large Print can be appreciated by all audiences because it reduces eye strain. Mary Heaton Vorse or Mary Heaton Vorse O'Brien (October 11, 1874 - 1966) was a U.S. suffragette, journalist, labor activist, theatre patron, and feminist. She became one of the most popular writers of women's fiction in the U.S. As a labor journalist and war correspondent, she traveled to Lenin's Moscow and Hitler's Germany. She was outspokenly active in peace and social justice causes, such as women's suffrage, civil rights, pacifism (specifically including opposition to World War I), socialism, child labor, infant mortality, labor disputes, and affordable housing. She was instrumental in forming the Women's Peace Party in January 1915 in Washington, D.C. Newspapers and journals she wrote for included the New York Post, New York World, McCall's, Harper's Weekly, Atlantic Monthly, The Masses, New Masses, New Republic, and McClure's Magazine, as well as various news services. She participated in and reported on the Lawrence textile strike, the steel strike of 1919, the textile workers strike of 1934, and coal strikes in Harlan County, Kentucky. She was also a popular novelist for several decades and published poetry as well. Her writing helped her raise three children without a husband. "I love my golden wings and I want to fly right into the sun until they are all draggled and battered,' wrote Vorse in 1896. A rebel at a young age, she fled her wealthy New England family and settled in Greenwich Village in the early 1900s. Vorse was intimately involved with the political, cultural, and feminist leaders of the Left. Her commitment to feminism led to her presence at women's rallies in Europe and America; her unique contribution to the journalism of her time was to give consistent attention to the special concerns of women and their role in the labor movement.

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4. Don't Give Up-Give Back: Remembering Pat Heenan - Russ Vahlbusch

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