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Lost Boys

Lost Boys
  • Author : Darcey Rosenblatt
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-08-22
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781627797597
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Summary : Based on historical events, this unforgettable and inspiring tale for middle-grade readers is about a young boy torn from the only life he’s ever known and held captive as a prisoner of war. In 1982, twelve-year-old Reza has no interest in joining Iran’s war effort against Iraq. But in the wake of a tragedy and at his mother’s urging, he decides to enlist, assured by the authorities that he will achieve paradise should he die in service to his country. War does not bring the glory the boys of Iran have been promised, and Reza soon finds himself held in a prisoner-of-war camp in Iraq, where the guards not only threaten violence—they act upon it. Will Reza make it out alive? And if he does, will he even have a home to return to? Friendship, heartbreak, and Reza’s very survival are at stake as he finds solace through music and forges his own path—wherever that might take him.

Lost Boys

Lost Boys
  • Author : Orson Scott Card
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-04-02
  • Total pages :544
  • ISBN : 9780062284488
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Summary : For Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children, the move to tiny Steuben, North Carolina, offers new hope and a new beginning. But from the first, eight-year-old Stevie's life there is an unending parade of misery and disaster. Cruelly ostracized at his school, Stevie retreats further and further into himself -- and into a strange computer game and a group of imaginary friends. But there is something eerie about his loyal, invisible new playmates: each shares the name of a child who has recently vanished from the sleepy Southern town. And terror grows for Step and DeAnne as the truth slowly unfolds. For their son has found something savagely evil ... and it's coming for Stevie next.

Lost Boys

Lost Boys
  • Author : Faye Kellerman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-01-12
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9780062910479
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Summary : Faye Kellerman returns with an atmospheric, fast-paced mystery set in bucolic upstate New York, full of unexpected twists and turns that build to a shocking and surprising end—the latest thrilling entry in her New York Times bestseller Decker/Lazarus series. When Bertram Telemann, a developmentally disabled man, goes missing from a local diner near Greenbury, the entire community of the small upstate New York town volunteers to search the surrounding woods in hopes of finding him. High functioning and independent, Bertram had been on a field trip with the staff and fellow residents of the Loving Care Home when he vanished. When no trace of the man is found, the disappearance quickly becomes an official missing persons case and is assigned to detectives Peter Decker and his partner Tyler McAdams. As their investigation deepens, the seasoned Decker becomes convinced that Bertram hadn’t lost his way, but had left with someone he knew. Soon Decker discovers that Elsie Schulung, a recently fired nurse who had worked at the home, seemed to be especially interested in Bertram. But answers proves elusive when Elsie disappears and human blood is found in her kitchen. But the complications are only beginning. While combing the woods, searchers discover the remains of one of three young men who had vanished during a camping trip. And for Decker, personal problems are adding pressure as well. After a ten-year absence, the biological mother of Decker’s and Rina’s foster son, Gabriel, has suddenly appeared in New York, children in tow, wreaking emotional havoc on the young man. Juggling the personal and professional, a hot case and a cold case, Decker and McAdams race to find answers, sifting through cabinets of old files, a plethora of clues and evidence, and discouraging dead ends. As on-going searches for Bertram and the campers’ missing remains continue, the frustrated detectives begin to wonder if the woods will ever give up its dark secrets . . . and if these intertwining cases will be solved.

Lost Boys

Lost Boys
  • Author : James Garbarino
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :274
  • ISBN : 9780385499323
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Summary : The psychologist examines trends in violence by young boys, analyzing his twenty-five years of work with violent adolescents to develop recommendations for preventive measures

Lost Boys of the River Camp

Lost Boys of the River Camp
  • Author : Jeff Turner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-11-06
  • Total pages :328
  • ISBN : 9781635685374
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Summary : Freckle-faced fifteen and sixteen year-old uniformed sentries no longer stand guard at the summer camp's main entrance, .30 caliber rifles slung over their shoulders. The roar of artillery drills, once rattling the window panes of nearby cottages and the frayed nerves of summer vationers, is silent. The bugle calls piercing the stillness of dawn and dusk on the river are no more. Over a century ago, the civilian-backed Junior Naval Reserve established its first summer statio

Lost Boy

Lost Boy
  • Author : Christina Henry
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-07-04
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780399584039
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Summary : From the national bestselling author of Alice comes a familiar story with a dark hook—a tale about Peter Pan and the friend who became his nemesis, a nemesis who may not be the blackhearted villain Peter says he is… There is one version of my story that everyone knows. And then there is the truth. This is how it happened. How I went from being Peter Pan’s first—and favorite—lost boy to his greatest enemy. Peter brought me to his island because there were no rules and no grownups to make us mind. He brought boys from the Other Place to join in the fun, but Peter's idea of fun is sharper than a pirate’s sword. Because it’s never been all fun and games on the island. Our neighbors are pirates and monsters. Our toys are knife and stick and rock—the kinds of playthings that bite. Peter promised we would all be young and happy forever. Peter lies. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Lost Boys of Zeta Psi

The Lost Boys of Zeta Psi
  • Author : Laurie A. Wilkie
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :343
  • ISBN : 9780520260597
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Summary : "Laurie Wilkie is making an important statement about the culture of fraternities, saving them from uncritical celebration on the one hand and the '"Animal House"' image on the other. She has given us a fascinating case study in the value and importance of the archaeology of the recent past."--Matthew Johnson, author of "Ideas of Landscape" "A fresh look at fraternity life, offering a nuanced view of its social benefits and shortcomings. This is an insightful and innovative interdisciplinary contribution to the emergent field of contemporary archaeology as well as to masculinity studies."--Mary Beaudry, author of "Findings: The Material Culture of Needlework and Sewing"

Lost Boys

Lost Boys
  • Author : Riley Quinn
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-01-19
  • Total pages :422
  • ISBN : 1775373010
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Summary : Deep in a mystical wood, four clans of boys live in treehouses, their story lost in time and their pasts buried with it. Leonardo is a member of Raven Clan, the boldest and fiercest of the four clans. When clan hostilities erupt into a fully-fledged war, Leonardo is forced to make a choice that will determine the fate of everyone he cares about.

Lost Boy

Lost Boy
  • Author : Brent W. Jeffs,Maia Szalavitz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-05-19
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780767932271
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Summary : In the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS), girls can become valuable property as plural wives, but boys are expendable, even a liability. In this powerful and heartbreaking account, former FLDS member Brent Jeffs reveals both the terror and the love he experienced growing up on his prophet’s compound—and the harsh exile existence that so many boys face once they have been expelled by the sect. Brent Jeffs is the nephew of Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned leader of the FLDS. The son of a prominent family in the church, Brent could have grown up to have multiple wives of his own and significant power in the 10,000-strong community. But he knew that behind the group’s pious public image—women in chaste dresses carrying babies on their hips—lay a much darker reality. So he walked away, and was the first to file a sexual-abuse lawsuit against his uncle. Now Brent shares his courageous story and that of many other young men who have become “lost boys” when they leave the FLDS, either by choice or by expulsion. Brent experienced firsthand the absolute power that church leaders wield—the kind of power that corrupts and perverts those who will do anything to maintain it. Once young men no longer belong to the church, they are cast out into a world for which they are utterly unprepared. More often than not, they succumb to the temptations of alcohol and other drugs. Tragically, Brent lost two of his brothers in this struggle, one to suicide, the other to overdose. In this book he shows that lost boys can triumph and that abuse and trauma can be overcome, and he hopes that readers will be inspired to help former FLDS members find their way in the world.

The Lost Boys of Sudan

The Lost Boys of Sudan
  • Author : Mark Bixler
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-05-01
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9780820346205
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Summary : In 2000 the United States began accepting 3,800 refugees from one of Africa’s longest civil wars. They were just some of the thousands of young men, known as “Lost Boys,” who had been orphaned or otherwise separated from their families in the chaos of a brutal conflict that has ravaged Sudan since 1983. The Lost Boys of Sudan focuses on four of these refugees. Theirs, however, is a typical story, one that repeated itself wherever the Lost Boys could be found across America. Jacob Magot, Peter Anyang, Daniel Khoch, and Marko Ayii were among 150 or so Lost Boys who were resettled in Atlanta. Like most of their fellow refugees, they had never before turned on a light switch, used a kitchen appliance, or ridden in a car or subway train—much less held a job or balanced a checkbook. We relive their early excitement and disorientation, their growing despondency over fruitless job searches, adjustments they faced upon finally entering the workforce, their experiences of post-9/11 xenophobia, and their undying dreams of acquiring an education. As we immerse ourselves in the Lost Boys’ daily lives, we also get to know the social services professionals and volunteers, celebrities, community leaders, and others who guided them—with occasional detours—toward self-sufficiency. Along the way author Mark Bixler looks closely at the ins and outs of U.S. refugee policy, the politics of international aid, the history of Sudan, and the radical Islamist underpinnings of its government. America is home to more foreign-born residents than ever before; the Lost Boys have repaid that gift in full through their example of unflagging resolve, hope, and faith.

J M Barrie and the Lost Boys

J M Barrie and the Lost Boys
  • Author : Andrew Birkin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-07-11
  • Total pages :344
  • ISBN : 9780300211320
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Summary : This literary biography is “a story of obsession and the search for pure childhood . . . Moving, charming, a revelation” (Los Angeles Times). J. M. Barrie, Victorian novelist, playwright, and author of Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, led a life almost as interesting as his famous creation. Childless in his marriage, Barrie grew close to the five young boys of the Davies family, ultimately becoming their guardian and surrogate father when they were orphaned. Andrew Birkin draws extensively on a vast range of material by and about Barrie, including notebooks, memoirs, and hours of recorded interviews with the family and their circle, to describe Barrie’s life, the tragedies that shaped him, and the wonderful world of imagination he created for the boys. Updated with a new preface and including photos and illustrations, this “absolutely gripping” read reveals the dramatic story behind one of the classics of children’s literature (Evening Standard). “A psychological thriller . . . One of the year’s most complex and absorbing biographies.” —Time “[A] fascinating story.” —The Washington Post

Father of the Lost Boys

Father of the Lost Boys
  • Author : Yuot A. Alaak
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-06-01
  • Total pages :232
  • ISBN : 9781925815658
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Summary : During the Second Sudanese Civil war, thousands of South Sudanese boys were displaced from their villages or orphaned in attacks from northern government troops. Many became refugees in Ethiopia. There, in 1989, teacher and community leader Mecak Ajang Alaak assumed care of the Lost Boys in a bid to protect them from becoming child soldiers. So began a four year journey from Ethiopia to Sudan and on to the safety of a Kenyan refugee camp. Together they endured starvation, animal attacks, and the horrors of land mines and aerial bombardments. This eyewitness account by Mecak Ajang Alaak's son, Yuot, is the extraordinary true story of a man who never ceased to believe that the pen is mightier than the gun.

The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys
  • Author : Paul Byrnes
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-10-29
  • Total pages :464
  • ISBN : 9781925972559
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Summary : In the First World War of 1914?1918, thousands of boys across Australia and New Zealand lied about their age, forged a parent?s signature and left to fight on the other side of the world. Though some were as young as thirteen, they soon found they could die as well as any man. Like Peter Pan?s lost boys, they have remained forever young. These are their stories. This extraordinary book captures the incredible and previously untold stories of forty Anzac boys who fought in the First World War, from Gallipoli to the Armistice. Featuring haunting images of the boys taken at training camps and behind the lines, these tales are both heartbreaking and rousing, full of daring, ingenuity, recklessness, random horror and capricious luck. A unique perspective on the First World War, The Lost Boys is military history made deeply personal, a powerful homage to youthful bravery and a poignant reminder of the sacrifice of war.

Lost Boys of the Bronx

Lost Boys of the Bronx
  • Author : James Hannon
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :220
  • ISBN : 9781452020556
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Summary : Interviews with ex-members of the New York street gang made famous in the 1960s film "The Wanderers."

Marginalisation of Older Men

Marginalisation of Older Men
  • Author : Deborah L. Mulligan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9789811580710
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The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys
  • Author : Ed Hawkins
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-11-19
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781472914958
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Summary : From South America and Africa, kids as young as 13 are leaving poverty-stricken families for a new life in Europe, having been sold the vision of untold riches and the trappings of professional football. This is football's slave trade – the beautiful game turned ugly. Talent-spotted by scouts, these kids are told they could be 'the next big thing'. But the reality is very different. Having spent their family's life savings to join a much-hyped academy, they soon discover the academies barely exist and that they have been exploited. Only a tiny percentage of the hopefuls are chosen just to be coached for the slim chance of a professional contract; the rest are abandoned. With no money to go home – let alone the confidence to face their heartbroken families – the Lost Boys find themselves stuck in the country they have been trafficked to, with crime often their only means of survival. From the author of Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy (shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award and Wisden Cricketer's Almanack 2013's book of the year), The Lost Boys exposes for the first time the anatomy of football's human-trafficking scandal, the extent of the abuse, and how it ruins lives and threatens the credibility of the sport. With unique access to a charity trying to rescue and repatriate the children and a special investigative unit set up to stem the problem, Ed Hawkins gets under the fingernails of one of the most serious and heart-rending issues in sport today. Lost Boys is investigative journalism at its best: shocking, moving, and hoping to make a real difference.

Lost Boys of Anzac

Lost Boys of Anzac
  • Author : Peter Stanley
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-04-01
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 9781742241692
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Summary : Australians remember the dead of 25 April 1915 on Anzac Day every year. But do we know the name of a single soldier who died that day? What do we really know about the men supposedly most cherished in the national memory of war? Peter Stanley goes looking for the Lost Boys of Anzac: the men of the very first wave to land at dawn on 25 April 1915 and who died on that day. There were exactly 101 of them. They were the first to volunteer, the first to go into action, and the first of the 60,000 Australians killed in that conflict. Lost Boys of Anzac traces who these men were, where they came from and why they came to volunteer for the AIF in 1914. It follows what happened to them in uniform and, using sources overlooked for nearly a century, uncovers where and how they died, on the ridges and gullies of Gallipoli – where most of them remain to this day. And we see how the Lost Boys were remembered by those who knew and loved them, and how they have since faded from memory.

Wendy and the Lost Boys

Wendy and the Lost Boys
  • Author : Julie Salamon
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-08-18
  • Total pages :480
  • ISBN : 9781101517765
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Summary : The authorized biography of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein. In Wendy and the Lost Boys bestselling author Julie Salamon explores the life of playwright Wendy Wasserstein's most expertly crafted character: herself. The first woman playwright to win a Tony Award, Wendy Wasserstein was a Broadway titan. But with her high- pitched giggle and unkempt curls, she projected an image of warmth and familiarity. Everyone knew Wendy Wasserstein. Or thought they did. Born on October 18, 1950, in Brooklyn, New York, to Polish Jewish immigrant parents, Wendy was the youngest of Lola and Morris Wasserstein's five children. Lola had big dreams for her children. They didn't disappoint: Sandra, Wendy's glamorous sister, became a high- ranking corporate executive at a time when Fortune 500 companies were an impenetrable boys club. Their brother Bruce became a billionaire superstar of the investment banking world. Yet behind the family's remarkable success was a fiercely guarded world of private tragedies. Wendy perfected the family art of secrecy while cultivating a densely populated inner circle. Her friends included theater elite such as playwright Christopher Durang, Lincoln Center Artistic Director André Bishop, former New York Times theater critic Frank Rich, and countless others. And still almost no one knew that Wendy was pregnant when, at age forty-eight, she was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital to deliver Lucy Jane three months premature. The paternity of her daughter remains a mystery. At the time of Wendy's tragically early death less than six years later, very few were aware that she was gravely ill. The cherished confidante to so many, Wendy privately endured her greatest heartbreaks alone. In Wendy and the Lost Boys, Salamon assembles the fractured pieces, revealing Wendy in full. Though she lived an uncommon life, she spoke to a generation of women during an era of vast change. Revisiting Wendy's works-The Heidi Chronicles and others-we see Wendy in the free space of the theater, where her many selves all found voice. Here Wendy spoke in the most intimate of terms about everything that matters most: family and love, dreams and devastation. And that is the Wendy of Neverland, the Wendy who will never grow old.

Lost Boy, Lost Girl

Lost Boy, Lost Girl
  • Author : John Bul Dau,Martha Arual Akech
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :159
  • ISBN : 142630708X
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Summary : Chronicles the experiences of a husband and wife who as children fled the poverty and violence of southern Sudan, describing the devastating impact of famine and war on the region while sharing lighthearted memories of their efforts to adapt to American life.

Lost Boys

Lost Boys
  • Author : James Garbarino
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :274
  • ISBN : 9780385499323
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Summary : The psychologist examines trends in violence by young boys, analyzing his twenty-five years of work with violent adolescents to develop recommendations for preventive measures

Lost Boys

Lost Boys
  • Author : Luke Barnes
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-11-22
  • Total pages :96
  • ISBN : 9781786828088
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Summary : A humorous and heartfelt look into the lives of the youth of one northern new town, where the weight of identity, place, and masculinity threaten everything they’ve ever known. Written by award-winning Formby playwright Luke Barnes, whose recent plays include The Jumper Factory (Young Vic) and All We Ever Wanted Was Everything (Bush Theatre and various venues) and acting credits include HBO’s Game of Thrones. ★★★★ “It is youth theatre at its most mature, and most dazzling.” ---The Guardian on NYT’s The Fall at Southwark Playhouse in 2018