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In her signature self-deprecating and hilarious style, humor essayist Rose Madeline Mula gripes about growing old. Her inability to stick with New Year’s resolutions, the mystery of her clothes shrinking to a smaller size with each passing season, and her susceptibility to infomercials are just a few of the problems pestering Mula. In this collection of comical compositions, readers can skip around from one laugh-out-loud essay to the next while enjoying the author’s endless wit and charm.
When he was living in a humble home in the village of Um-Jang Ni in North Korea, Woo Jun Hong had no idea what sweet and bitter roads lay ahead. He would experience imprisonment and persecution at the hands of the North Korean Communists; a daring escape to freedom in South Korea; trials and successes in starting a new life; the desire to help all the hungry, war-orphaned children; and the need to share his belief in Christ with all who would listen.
Bar Mitzvah (son of the commandment) and Bat Mitzvah (daughter of the commandment) mark the age when adult reason and responsibility begin. In this third book about her, Toby Belfer, a Jewish girl growing up in rural Louisiana, learns about the Bar Mitzvah ceremony through her older cousin Paul. Beginning with Toby’s invitation to Paul’s Bar Mitzvah and ending with the cutting of the challah and the traditional dance called the horah, the reader is led through the experience of this ancient ceremony.
With an unparalleled attention to detail, Jon Sutherland and Diane Canwell, relay the intricacies and maneuverings of the Berlin airlift. This amazing true story is set against the backdrop of 1948 Germany, the post-World War II world, and the beginning of the Cold War.
For the past decade—ten eventful, epochal years—the Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year series has become the definitive compendium of leading cartoonists’ views of major national and international issues. Started in 1972, the series has been widely acclaimed as a concise yet far-ranging pictorial history of each year’s events. As Publisher's Weekly said, “it’s a great way to get the gut feeling of a year’s history.”
The third volume of this acclaimed series offers a sobering look back at the history-making events of 1974. Often humorous, sometimes poignant, and always interesting, these cartoons are guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and tug at your heartstrings as you turn the pages.
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