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Fight for the Forgotten

Fight for the Forgotten

How a Mixed Martial Artist Stopped Fighting for Himself and Started Fighting for Others

  • Author: Justin Wren,Loretta Hunt
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476791759
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 296
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"From notable mixed martial artist and UFC fighter, Justin Wren, comes a personal account of faith, redemption, empowerment, and overwhelming love as one man sets out on an international mission to fight for those who can't fight for themselves. Justin Wren knows what it's like to feel like the world is against you. Like many kids, Justin was bullied as a child, but had a dream that kept him going. Fueled by the anger he felt toward his tormenters, Justin trained hard and propelled his dream of becoming a UFC fighter into reality. But the pain from his childhood didn't dissipate and Justin fell into a spiral of depression and addiction, leading him on a path toward destruction. After getting kicked out of his training community, his career was in shambles and he had nowhere else to go, so Justin attended a men's retreat, and it was there he found God. As Justin began piecing his life back together, he joined several international mission trips that opened his eyes and his heart to a world filled with suffering deep in the jungle of the Democratic Republic of Congo. There he came across the Mbuti Pygmy tribe, a group of people persecuted by neighboring tribes and forced into slavery. His encounter with the Pygmy tribe left him wondering who was there to help them and in that moment Justin stepped out of the ring and into a fight for the forgotten. From cage fighter to freedom fighter, Justin's story is a deeply personal memoir with a bigger message about a quest, justice, and the amazing things that can happen when we relinquish our lives to God"--

War at the End of the World

War at the End of the World

Douglas MacArthur and the Forgotten Fight For New Guinea, 1942-1945

  • Author: James P. Duffy
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 110161109X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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A harrowing account of an epic, yet nearly forgotten, battle of World War II—General Douglas MacArthur's four-year assault on the Pacific War's most hostile battleground: the mountainous, jungle-cloaked island of New Guinea. One American soldier called it “a green hell on earth.” Monsoon-soaked wilderness, debilitating heat, impassable mountains, torrential rivers, and disease-infested swamps—New Guinea was a battleground far more deadly than the most fanatical of enemy troops. Japanese forces numbering some 600,000 men began landing in January 1942, determined to seize the island as a cornerstone of the Empire’s strategy to knock Australia out of the war. Allied Commander-in-Chief General Douglas MacArthur committed 340,000 Americans, as well as tens of thousands of Australian, Dutch, and New Guinea troops, to retake New Guinea at all costs. What followed was a four-year campaign that involved some of the most horrific warfare in history. At first emboldened by easy victories throughout the Pacific, the Japanese soon encountered in New Guinea a roadblock akin to the Germans’ disastrous attempt to take Moscow, a catastrophic setback to their war machine. For the Americans, victory in New Guinea was the first essential step in the long march towards the Japanese home islands and the ultimate destruction of Hirohito’s empire. Winning the war in New Guinea was of critical importance to MacArthur. His avowed “I shall return” to the Philippines could only be accomplished after taking the island. In this gripping narrative, historian James P. Duffy chronicles the most ruthless combat of the Pacific War, a fight complicated by rampant tropical disease, violent rainstorms, and unforgiving terrain that punished both Axis and Allied forces alike. Drawing on primary sources, War at the End of the World fills in a crucial gap in the history of World War II while offering readers a narrative of the first rank. From the Hardcover edition.

The Forgotten Child

The Forgotten Child

A Little Boy Abandoned at Birth. His Fight for Survival. a Powerful True Story

  • Author: Richard Gallear
  • Publisher: HarperElement
  • ISBN: 9780008320768
  • Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Page: 320
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Based on a true story, The Forgotten Child is a heart-breaking memoir of an abandoned newborn baby left to die, his tempestuous upbringing, and how he came through the other side. It's a freezing winter's night in 1954. A baby boy, a few hours old, is left by his mother, wrapped in nothing but two sheets of newspaper and hidden amongst the undergrowth by a canal bank. An hour later, a late-shift postman is walking wearily home when he hears a faint cry. He finds the newspaper parcel and discovers the newborn, white-cold and whimpering, inside. After being rushed to hospital and against all odds, the baby survives. He's baptised by the hospital chaplain as Richard.Everything feels as though it's looking up; Richard is put into local authority care and regains his health. However, after nearly five blissful years in a rural care home filled with loving friends, it soon unfolds that his turbulent start in life is only the beginning... Based on a devastating true story, this inspirational memoir follows Richard's traumatic birth, abusive childhood, and search for the truth.

The Forgotten Beasts of Eld

The Forgotten Beasts of Eld

  • Author: Patricia A. McKillip
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1473205735
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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Sybel, the beautiful great-granddaughter of the wizard Heald, has grown up on Eld Mountain with only the fantastic beasts summoned there by wizardry as companions. She cares nothing for humans until, when she is 16, a baby is brought for her to raise, a baby who awakens emotions that she has never known before. But the baby is Tamlorn, the only son of King Drede, and, inevitably, Sybel becomes entangled in the human world of love, war and revenge - and only her beasts can save her from the ultimate destruction...

The Forgotten Tribes

The Forgotten Tribes

Oral Tales of the Teninos and Adjacent Mid-Columbia River Indian Nations

  • Author: Donald M. Hines
  • Publisher: VNR AG
  • ISBN: 9780962953903
  • Category: Indian mythology
  • Page: 143
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Collection of annotated legends from the Tenino, Umatilla, and Watlala or Cascades Indians.

Searching for the Forgotten War - 1812 Canada

Searching for the Forgotten War - 1812 Canada

  • Author: Timothy L. Sanford,Patrick Richard Carstens
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1453588922
  • Category: History
  • Page: 616
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The quest to write a geographical book leading up to the two-hundredth anniversary of this conflict, known as the War of 1812, that created two North American countries we enjoy today, began in 2006, with the goal to visit as many historical sites as possible. We started searching for roadside markers, plaques, monuments, cemeteries, the tombstones to the fallen, fortifications, battlefields and those who fought in this war, and to tell the readers the stories behind them. Searching for the Forgotten War 1812, was an experience that was more than we expected in terms of the wonderful people we met along the way.

The Forgotten Axis

The Forgotten Axis

Germany's Partners and Foreign Volunteers in World War II

  • Author: J. Lee Ready
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 565
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The Forgotten Depression

The Forgotten Depression

1921: The Crash That Cured Itself

  • Author: James Grant
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 145168648X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 272
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James Grant’s story of America’s last governmentally untreated depression: A bible for conservative economists, this “carefully researched history…makes difficult economic concepts easy to understand, and it deftly mixes major events with interesting vignettes” (The Wall Street Journal). In 1920-1921, Woodrow Wilson and Warren G. Harding met a deep economic slump by seeming to ignore it, implementing policies that most twenty-first century economists would call backward. Confronted with plunging prices, wages, and employment, the government balanced the budget and, through the Federal Reserve, raised interest rates. No “stimulus” was administered, and a powerful, job-filled recovery was under way by late 1921. Yet by 1929, the economy spiraled downward as the Hoover administration adopted the policies that Wilson and Harding had declined to put in place. In The Forgotten Depression, James Grant “makes a strong case against federal intervention during economic downturns” (Pittsburgh Tribune Review), arguing that the well-intended White House-led campaign to prop up industrial wages helped turn a bad recession into America’s worst depression. He offers examples like this, and many others, as important strategies we can learn from the earlier depression and apply today and to the future. This is a powerful response to the prevailing notion of how to fight recession, and “Mr. Grant’s history lesson is one that all lawmakers could take to heart” (Washington Times).

Rediscovering the Forgotten Vienna Circle

Rediscovering the Forgotten Vienna Circle

Austrian Studies on Otto Neurath and the Vienna Circle

  • Author: Th.E Uebel
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401131821
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 331
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The Secret of the Forgotten Cave

The Secret of the Forgotten Cave

  • Author: Carolyn Keene
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439114471
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 160
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Nancy goes to Connecticut to visit George’s Aunt Elizabeth—and lands right in the middle of a controversy. George’s aunt, among others, proposes a bicycle path instead of widening a dangerously winding country road, in order to save a rare species of bat. But a threatening phone call, a sinister warning hanging in the doorway, and a sabotaged car convince Nancy that much more than the bats are at stake.