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Title: LIFE WITH BILLY
by MAURICE ROWLANDSON

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Examines the life of Theodore Roosevelt from age ten to twenty-seven, focusing on the influence of his family relationships and experiences on his growth to manhood
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First trade edition. A biographical sketch of Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives complete with thirty-two full-page illustrations of their work. Introduction by Harry T. Peters from whose collection they came. Excellent insight into life in America in the 19th century. Dust jacket worn, torn. xiii , 138 pages. decorated cloth, dust jacket.. 4to..
The Boy from Baby House 10: From the Nightmare of a Russian Orpha...
by , John Lahutsky

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September 29, 2009

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<DIV><DIV>In 1990, a young boy afflicted with cerebral palsy was born, prematurely, in Russia. His name was Vanya. His mother abandoned him to the state childcare system and he was sent to a bleak orphanage called Baby House 10. Once there, he entered a nightmare world he was not to leave for more than eight years. Housed in a ward with a group of other children, he was clothed in rags, ignored by most of the staff and given little, if any, medical treatment. He was finally, and cruelly, confined for a time to a mental asylum where he lived, almost caged, lying in a pool of his own waste on a locked ward surrounded by psychotic adults. But, that didn’t stop Vanya. <P></P>Even in these harsh conditions, he grew into a smart and persistent young boy who reached out to everyone around him. Two of those he reached out to—Sarah Philps, the wife of a British journalist, and Vika, a young Russian woman—realized that Vanya was no ordinary child and they began a campaign to find him a home. After many twists and turns, Vanya came to the attention of a single woman living in the United States named Paula Lahutsky. After a lot of red tape and more than one miracle, Paula adopted Vanya and brought him to the U.S. where he is now known as John Lahutsky, an honors student at Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and a member of the Boy Scouts of America Order of the Arrow. <DIV> </DIV><DIV>In <I>The Boy From Baby House 10</I>, Sarah’s hus band, Alan Philps, helps John Lahutsky bring this inspiring true-life story of a small boy with a big heart and an unquenchable will to readers everywhere. <P></P></DIV></DIV></DIV>
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<P style="BORDER-TOP-COLOR: ; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: ; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: ; BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: ">The shocking story of the abused girl who would grow up to lead the fight for justice for Magdalen girls in Ireland</B></I></P><P style="BORDER-TOP-COLOR: ; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: ; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: ; BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: "><I>I feel my story had to be told. So much evil was done there was a voice inside me shouting, "Justice."</I></I></P><P style="BORDER-TOP-COLOR: ; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: ; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: ; BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: ">With no one to confide in, Kathy suffered in silence as she was battered by her father and molested by local boys. At the age of eight, she was torn from her family and incarcerated in a series of Catholic homes. When she was sent to a psychiatric unit, she suffered terrifying electric-shock therapy and further cruelty at the hands of her supposed carers. After ending up in a Magdalen laundry, she fell victim to sexual abuse and gave birth to baby Annie just weeks before her 14th birthday. This is Kathy's harrowing account of her ruined childhood and of her subsequent fight for justice.