The Human Shape of the
Golda Sandman is a survivor of the Jewish holocaust. At the beginning of World War II she was a girl age eighteen. After the occupation by the Germans she was sent from the ghetto to a work camp in the city. Later she was sent to Auschwitz Birkenau and from there to Bergen-Belzen. She spent totally six years in concentration camps. Golda's Stories has a plot that sounds unbelievable. She decided not to surrender to evil and survived under the harshest terms. She dealt with illegal commerce and smuggling, endangered her life many times to save people, and acted intuitively opposite death many times. Her physical and mental sufferings were unprecedented, yet she survived the death camps healthy.
The book defines new borders of humanity, femininity and heroism, which reach in it heights that were considered inconceivable up to here.
Among her desperate surviving acts were: Escaping an execution, escaping from a deadly surgery by the notorious Mengele and escaping from the door of a gas chamber.
son of Golda and the creator of 'The Human Shape of the
H.G. Wells was one of the 20th Century's most visionary personalities. As a writer he had no equal. Known today mostly for his "scientific romances" like The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and The First Men in the Moon, during his own time he was recognized as one of the world's most distinguished men of letters and devoted advocate for social reform
Gaston Bachelard was born 1884 at Bar-sur-Aube, Champaigne, where his parents owned a small paper and tobacconist shop. He received his secondary education in Bar-sur-Aube, and served in the First World War (including 38 months in the trenches and the award of Le Croix de Guerre). Essentially he was an outsider to the academy, for he had taught himself chemistry whilst working as a postman, before teaching in secondary colleges at Bar-sur-Aube. Studying slowly he was awarded his doctorate from the Sorbonne in 1927. It is clear that the achievements in particle physics had both excited and influenced him. He was to say: ‘one decade in our epoch is equal to centuries in earlier epochs’ (quoted in Lecourt, 1975, p.33). Having turned to philosophy of science, he was to teach for 10 years in the Faculté des Lettres de Dijon before becoming a Professor at the Sorbonne in 1940. In May 1960 he was made an Officier de la Legion d’Honneur and, dying on 1962, he was to be interred at his Bar-sur-Aube on 19 October
John Lock greatest philosophical contribution is his Essay, and
we have his own account of the origin of that work. In the winter of 1670, five
or six friends were conversing in his room, probably in
Mark Twain (1835-1910), pseudonym for Samuel Langhorne Clemens,
is considered one of the greatest American writers. He's famous for "The
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1885), "The Adventures of Tom
Sawyer" (1876), and "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's
Court" (1889), along with stories, essays, articles, and more. Of
particular interst for this library is his book "The
Innocents Abroad", which describes a journey of Americans to the
Wallace D. Wattles His book -THE SCIENCE OF GETTING RICH, 1910, is considered the pattern of all modern motivation books. It is for the men and women whose most pressing need is for money and wish to get rich by creating and not by competing. The website contains a full audio recording.