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Title:
Evader
Author:
Teare, T. D. G.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Short Hills, NJ : Burford Books, [2003]

©1996
Physical Description:
250 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 23 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Wilmslow, Cheshire : Air Data Publications, 1996.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9781580801157
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library D811.T365 A3 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

"Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself." - Eleanor Roosevelt. As you read this, take a moment to pontificate about your life, what are some of the lessons you wish the generation that preceded you had left behind in a diary that you could access anytime you needed advice in a non-judgmental way? As you think about that, also think about the lessons you hope to pass on to the generation succeeding you Lessons from Generation X to Generation Next is a compilation of over 3,000 anecdotes that describe some of the lessons the author has learned throughout her life. The book is divided into 10 categories: family, parents, education, career, health, finances, relationships, pop culture, life, and spirituality. The book offers real-life guidance to people of all ages that will greatly improve the quality of life for anyone who reads it and perhaps generations to come. It is not only wise to learn from our mistakes but generationally advantageous to share what we have learned with those who might be heading down the path we are all too familiar with. Eleanor Roosevelt suggested that we won't live long enough to make them all ourselves and realistically why would we want to? There are few guarantees in life, but one of the most sobering is that one day we will die, and even though death might capture our bodies, our spirits will forever be liberated in the lessons we pass on from one generation to the next.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

This welcome reprint of a classic WWII memoir originally published in England vividly narrates the author?s harrowing experiences on the run in German-occupied France. Shot down in the fall of 1943, Teare spent a year evading the Germans and finally ended up as part of an active Resistance cell (one that included escaped Russian POWs and refugees from German work camps) before his liberation in August, 1944. In plain but effective prose, Teare pays tribute to his French helpers, all of whom risked their lives simply by being in contact with him and some of whom lost their lives for their Resistance activity. Some were genuine heroes, like the Chenu brothers. Others, like Madame Barbieri, whose quarrels with her husband nearly drove the author into flight (fake ID, accented French, hunger and all) or M. Colombo, a wheeler-dealer who faithfully supported the Resistance in every way that allowed him a generous profit, may make readers wryly smile. The threat and frequently the reality of the Germans? ruthless brutality hung over everyone every moment, and darkens the tone of this well-deserved tribute to a cross-section of French society. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.


Library Journal Review

This crisp memoir by a bombadier of the Royal Air Force was first published in England in 1954 but never before in the United States. During the first years of the war, it was the RAF Bomber Command that shouldered the responsibility of carrying England's war to its enemy's heartland. The author's RAF Lancaster Bomber was shot down over France on the night of September 5, 1943, and he spent the next year of his life as an "evader," determined to return to England to carry on the fight. He was able to avoid capture owing to the courage and generosity of countless French men and women who harbored him. The author relates chilling stories of German atrocities against both French civilians and Allied airmen, including watching the crew of five Americans from a shot-down American Flying Fortress bomber machine-gunned as they parachuted helplessly down. This taut and readable firsthand account of a life on the run in occupied France will appeal to any reader with an interest in World War II's European theater. Recommended for larger public and academic libraries.-Robert Andrews, Duluth P.L. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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