David Warburg, the new director of the U.S. War Refugee Board, arrives in Rome at war's end and is determined to bring aid to the destitute European Jews. However, he becomes disillusioned when he discovers the Vatican ratline, an escape route maintained by church offices for Nazi war criminals.
Brought into being by the lamentations of three Caribbean slave women, a powerful deity begins a desperate search to discover herself and inhabits the minds of such women as a the seductive mistress of nineteenth-century poet Charles Baudelaire and a Nubian prostitute on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 300 A.D.
When Chu-mong, an ancient archer, lands in his bedroom due to a time-traveling debacle, Kevin is in shock at his arrival and grand tales, yet after looking into his incredible story regarding a fight to win a throne and save his people in ancient Korea, Kevin realizes he is telling the truth and so must find a way to return him to his land so he can complete his important tasks. Reprint.
A Japanese-American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries. A Caldecott Medal Winner. Reprint.
Preparing to fight China's nineteenth-century Opium Wars, a motley assortment of sailors and passengers, including a bankrupt rajah, a widowed tribeswoman, and a free-spirited French orphan, comes to experience family-like ties that eventually span continents, races, and generations.
A tale spanning 150 years and two continents re-imagines the peace efforts of democracy champion Frederick Douglass, Sen. George Mitchell and World War I airmen John Alcock and Teddy Brown through the experiences of four generations of women.
"On a train to Berlin in late 1930, William Bradshaw locks eyes with Arthur Norris, an irresistibly comical fellow Englishman wearing a rather obvious wig and nervous about producing his passport at the frontier. So begins a friendship conducted in the seedier quarters of the city, where Norris runs a dubious import-export business and lives in excited fear of his bullying secretary, his creditors, and his dominatrix girlfriend, Anni. As the worldwide economic Depression strangles the masses and the Communists make a desperate stand against Fascism and war, Norris sells himself as political orator, spy, and double agent. He also sells his friends"—Page 4 of cover.
Frustrated by his research efforts and depressed over the death of his brothers, Andrew Bankson begins a tumultuous relationship with two fellow anthropologists, a married couple, in 1930s New Guinea.