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by Joseph and Roxana Hartmann
by Joesph and Roxana Hartmann In A Live Controversy, Roxana and Joseph Hartmann tell the inspiring true story of their five year legal battle against the public school system over whether their autistic son Mark would be better educated in a regular-education classroom or in a special education program. The Hartmann's belief that the school system was not educating their son in full compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) led to their landmark case against the Loudoun Country school board. Not solely the story of a court case, A Live Controversy is also a moving, deeply personal tale of a child growing up with autism and his parents attempts to support him in spite of the hardships they face. To order this book at the sale price, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Wade H. Foy
by Wade H. Foy “Here, then, I offer the account of a pair of life streams that merged: my own and that of Miss Raymonde van Laar, the beautiful and courageous lady I married, and who is my great true love.” So begins A Rose for Raymonde, the true story of a young Swiss nurse who immigrated to the United States and found love with a U.S. Navy Reserve officer in 1950s New York. Complete with photographs and personal letters, this book chronicles their lives before their paths crossed and after. When they met, Wade was an Annapolis and North Carolina State College graduate preparing for active duty in the Navy Reserve; Raymonde had grown up in Switzerland and France and endured the fear and privations of German occupation during World War II. The two fell in love, married and built a life together, riding out the 20th century in pursuit of their own version of the American dream. Written by Raymonde’s husband of fifty-five years, A Rose for Raymonde is a tribute, a history and a love story of the sweetest, simplest kind. It’s a heartening reminder that true love is out there and that, once found, it can last a lifetime and longer. To order this book at the sale price, please contact us at email@example.com.
by Terri Sebastian
written by Terri Sebastian illustrated by Button Boggs Do Spiders Need Leggins When it’s Cold Outside? is a bedtime story book full of animals and pirates. Along with the spider that needs leggins, author Terri Sebastian introduces readers to a silly old polka dot cat, a lady moose all dressed in red, and the pirate that lives in a closet inside a shoe with his crewmate, a little brown mouse. Terri wrote each story in this book in response to her son, Ryan’s childhood questions. “Mom, what do spiders do when it’s cold outside?” was the one that started it all. After Ryan died just before his sixteenth birthday, Terri decided to collect these stories as a way to honor him. Ryan’s memory is carried on not only by this book and these stories, but also by the five people whose lives he saved by being an organ donor. Reading these stories not only explains how spiders keep warm or how the pirate who lives in your shoe stays busy at night, but how a legacy of giving can keep the world safe. To order this book at the sale price, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Jack and Judy Witt
by Jack and Judy Witt In this second book on Goshen Pass, Jack and Judy Witt combine forces again to revel in their love of each other and this land along Virginia’s Maury River. They capture and share some part of their joy and inspiration while climbing and exploring the Pass through personal essays and poetry. Full-color images of Judy’s watercolor paintings and Jack’s bronze sculpture transport the reader to their favorite haunts by the waterside, playing on light and fantasy, color and texture. Goshen comes alive in these pages, eager to speak to the reader through these two artists. To order this book at the sale price, please contact us at email@example.com.
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by Jack and Judy Witt The first in a series of works by Jack and Judy Witt, Goshen: Lessons from the River celebrates the natural beauty of Goshen Pass, along Virginia’s Maury River, and the powerful spiritual influence which this place has had upon their art and their lives. Through spectacular, full-color images of sculptures, drawings, and watercolor paintings, accompanied by passionate prose and poetry, the Witts share the enormous inspiration they find in Goshen Pass. In the process, they reveal the story of their personal growth, as well as the inner struggles, losses, joys and transcendent discoveries they have experienced through the benevolent guidance of this region's exquisite beauty. To order this book at the sale price, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Gordon Swanson
by Gordon Swanson During the 1950s, one special army quartermaster group was assigned the difficult but essential task of testing potential army materials—tests that often required putting soldiers at risk, challenging them at the top of their physical endurance, under the worst possible conditions. Like guinea pigs, these randomly chosen soldiers were forced to participate in dangerous testing programs, so that others could benefit. This is the true but untold story of one of those soldiers, author Gordon Swanson. Soldier Pigs describes many of Swanson’s tasks—from equipment and machinery tests in the extreme heat of Death Valley, to the frigid cold near the Arctic Circle, and his many other experiences as part of this unique military unit. The author was subjected to surprising ordeals as a guinea pig, and almost killed several times; still, he believes that the work of these men may have saved the lives of many others in the military. His graphic descriptions give the reader the utmost respect for the valuable work of these soldiers. To order this book at the sale price, please contact us at email@example.com.
by Ginny U. Banister
written by Ginny U. Banister illustrated by Carla Anne Schaaf The Story of a Star is a simple tale of how a lonely, misfit star finds his true and divine calling. This beautiful story also teaches an important lesson to both the young and old. Although we may feel different and apart from others, we are never alone, and we all have a special purpose in life. Like the star, one of our greatest challenges is to discover that purpose so we can bless others and ourselves. To order this book at the sale price, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
by David Shea
by David Shea By the summer of 1967, the nation’s Selective Service System was fueling the largest military build-up since World War II. Hundreds of thousands of young men, many too young to legally drink and vote, were inducted to wage an ill-fated war in Vietnam. Written as a narrative history, this story is a lasting tribute to those who answered the call and paid the ultimate sacrifice [in the face of improbable odds.] Based on actual events, this book provides a unique, behind-the-scenes account of [the draft and how the Vietnam War was actually conducted and fought. Although many of the scenes are shockingly vivid and the language is often raw, they have been included to describe] the real conditions the young draftees had to endure. Woven throughout the pages of this book are the tragedies of loss and the instinctive drive to survive and rebuild. Sadly, many of the men depicted in this book are among the over fifty-eight thousand fallen soldiers whose names are engraved on the hallowed, granite panels of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. Countless more were wounded or suffered from [haunting,] psychological problems, withdrawal, depression and suicide. In many ways, the sacrifices paid by their families were even greater. To respect the privacy of the surviving families, many of the names in this book have been changed in order to protect their true identities. To order this book at the sale price, please contact us at email@example.com.
by Ken Conger
by Ken Conger Throughout his life, award-winning wildlife photographer Ken Conger has visited dozens of national parks and wildlife refuges, documenting the candid behaviors of wildlife in their natural habitats. Over the course of his long career in wildlife protection and conservation, he's witnessed thousands of interactions between animals of all species—but no type of interaction has been as memorable as that which occurs between mothers and their offspring. Now, he invites you to share in the experience of these fascinating moments from behind his camera lens. Using photographic techniques perfected over his forty years in the field, Conger has brought together a compilation of stunning images celebrating the diversity of the special bond that forms between mothers and their young across the animal kingdom. This collection, which features more than 100 high-quality, full-color photos, will take you from the jungles of Indonesia to the coasts of Patagonia, from the plains of the Maasai Mara to Conger's own 'backyard' of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. To order this book at the sale price, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.