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Breaking Night

Breaking Night ebook ISBN: 1446440567
Publisher: Random House
Author: Liz Murray
Number of Pages: 432 
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Liz Murray never really had a chance in life. Born to a drug-addicted father who was in and out of prison, and an equally dependent mother who was in and out of mental institutions, she seemed destined to become just another tragic statistic. Another life wasted on the brutal streets of New York. By the age of 15, Liz found herself homeless with nowhere to turn but the tough streets, riding subways all night for a warm place to sleep and foraging through dumpsters for food. But when her mother died of AIDS a year later, Liz's life changed for ever. With no education, with no chance at a job or a home, she realised that only the most astonishing of turnarounds could stop her heading all the way down the same path her parents took. And so she set her mind to overcoming what seemed like impossible odds - and in the process, achieved something extraordinary. Told with astounding sincerity, Breaking Night is the breathtaking and inspirational story of how a young women, born into a world without hope, used every ounce of strength and determination to steer herself towards a brighter future. Beautifully written, it is a poignant, evocative and stirring portrait of struggle, desperation, forgiveness and survival.

Breaking Strongholds thro' Mid-Night Prayer

Breaking Strongholds thro' Mid-Night Prayer ebook ISBN: 1482899582
Publisher: Partridge Singapore
Author: B. Mathew
Number of Pages: 84 
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Are you struggling in your prayer life without breakthroughs & results? Learn what is a Mid-Night -Experience & why it brings about spectacular results & breakthroughs. Many sincere born again Christians pray & pray, but answers & breakthroughs do not come. Prayers which do not bring answers are NOT effective prayers. And that's why many Christians have fallen into discouragement and have become lukewarm. Christians who cannot experience prayer victories normally run around to preachers, prophets and to gifted men of God for help, in a desperate hope that other people's prayers might help them. And if answers still do not come, they sink further into despair, unbelief and spiritual darkness. All these are about to change for you as you read this message and begin your MID-NIGHT EXPERIENCE: * Instead, others will now come running to you for prayer & deliverance * Your disappointments will now turn to appointments * You will now live & walk in the supernatural & experience prayer victories like never before.

Monstre

Monstre ebook ISBN: 2749157528
Publisher: Cherche Midi
Author: Gérard DEPARDIEU
Number of Pages: 124 
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"Il faut laisser sortir ses monstres, si on ne veut pas que ce soient eux qui nous bouffent." J'ai connu un potier dans le Berry : quand ça le faisait chier de faire des assiettes, toujours les mêmes, il prenait sa terre et il faisait un monstre. Un énorme monstre. En terre cuite. Et il disait : "Je fais ça parce qu'il faut que ça sorte ! J'en ai plein comme ça à l'intérieur de moi !" Il avait raison. Il faut laisser sortir ses monstres, si on ne veut pas que ce soient eux qui nous bouffent.

Et que le vaste monde poursuive sa course folle

Et que le vaste monde poursuive sa course folle ebook ISBN: 2714457088
Publisher: Belfond
Author: Colum MCCANN
Number of Pages: 332 
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7 août 1974. Sur une corde tendue entre les Twin Towers s'élance un funambule. Un événement extraordinaire dans la vie de personnes ordinaires. Corrigan, un prêtre irlandais, cherche Dieu au milieu des prostituées, des vieux, des miséreux du Bronx ; dans un luxueux appartement de Park Avenue, des mères de soldats disparus au Vietnam se réunissent pour partager leur douleur et découvrent qu'il y a entre elles des barrières que la mort même ne peut surmonter ; dans une prison new-yorkaise, Tillie, une prostituée épuisée, crie son désespoir de n'avoir su protéger sa fille et ses petits-enfants... Une ronde de personnages dont les voix s'entremêlent pour restituer toute l'effervescence d'une époque. Porté par la grâce de l'écriture de Colum McCann, un roman vibrant, poignant, l'histoire d'un monde qui n'en finit pas de se relever.

Bonded to the Abuser

Bonded to the Abuser ebook ISBN: 1442236884
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Author: Amy J. L. Baker,Mel Schneiderman
Number of Pages: 204 
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Tens of thousands of children are removed from home each year due to some form of child maltreatment, usually physical neglect, physical abuse, or sexual abuse, although sometimes for emotional abuse as well. An additional significant number of children are victims of child maltreatment but remain in their home. Extensive research reveals the far reaching and long lasting negative impact of maltreatment on child victims, including on their physical, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning. One particularly troubling and complicated aspect is how the child victim forms (and maintains) a “traumatic bond” with his abuser, even becoming protective and defensive of that person despite the pain and suffering they have caused. This book will provide the reader with the essential experience of understanding how children make meaning of being maltreated by a parent, and how these traumatic bonds form and last. Through an examination of published memoirs of abuse, the authors analyze and reveal the commonalities in the stories to uncover the ways in which adult victims of childhood abuse understand and digest the traumatic experiences of their childhoods. This understanding can inform interventions and treatments designed for this vulnerable population and can help family and friends of victims understand more fully the maltreatment experience “from the inside out.”

Island of Vice

Island of Vice ebook ISBN: 0385534027
Publisher: Anchor
Author: Richard Zacks
Number of Pages: 368 
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A ROLLICKING NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S EMBATTLED TENURE AS POLICE COMMISSIONER OF CORRUPT, PLEASURE-LOVING NEW YORK CITY IN THE 1880s, AND HIS DOOMED MISSION TO WIPE OUT VICE In the 1890s, New York City was America’s financial, manufacturing, and entertainment capital, and also its preferred destination for sin, teeming with 40,000 prostitutes, glittering casinos, and all-night dives packed onto the island’s two dozen square miles. Police captains took hefty bribes to see nothing while reformers writhed in frustration. In Island of Vice, bestselling author Richard Zacks paints a vivid picture of the lewd underbelly of 1890s New York, and of Theodore Roosevelt, the cocksure crusading police commissioner who resolved to clean up the bustling metropolis, where the silk top hats of Wall Street bobbed past teenage prostitutes trawling Broadway. Writing with great wit and zest, Zacks explores how Roosevelt went head-to-head with corrupt Tammany Hall, took midnight rambles with muckraker Jacob Riis, banned barroom drinking on Sundays, and tried to convince 2 million New Yorkers to enjoy wholesome family fun. In doing so, Teddy made a ruthless enemy of police captain “Big Bill” Devery, who grew up in the Irish slums and never tired of fighting “tin soldier” reformers. Roosevelt saw his mission as a battle of good versus evil; Devery saw prudery standing in the way of fun and profit. When righteous Roosevelt’s vice crackdown started to succeed all too well, many of his own supporters began to turn on him. Cynical newspapermen mocked his quixotic quest, his own political party abandoned him, and Roosevelt discovered that New York loves its sin more than its salvation. Zacks’s meticulous research and wonderful sense of narrative verve bring this disparate cast of both pious and bawdy New Yorkers to life. With cameos by Stephen Crane, J. P. Morgan, and Joseph Pulitzer, plus a horde of very angry cops, Island of Vice is an unforgettable portrait of turn-of-the-century New York in all its seedy glory, and a brilliant portrayal of the energetic, confident, and zealous Roosevelt, one of America’s most colorful public figures.

The Berlin Raids

The Berlin Raids ebook ISBN: 1473819059
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Author: Martin Middlebrook
Number of Pages: 256 
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A “meticulously documented” account that covers the RAF’s controversial attempt to end World War II by the aerial bombing of Berlin (Kirkus Reviews). The Battle of Berlin was the longest and most sustained bombing offensive against one target in the Second World War. Bomber Command Commander-in-Chief, Sir Arthur Harris, hoped to wreak Berlin from end to end and produce a state of devastation in which German surrender was inevitable. He dispatched nineteen major raids between August 1943 and March 1944—more than ten thousand aircraft sorties dropped over thirty thousand tons of bombs on Berlin. It was the RAF’s supreme effort to end the war by aerial bombing. But Berlin was not destroyed and the RAF lost more than six hundred aircraft and their crews. The controversy over whether the Battle of Berlin was a success or failure has continued ever since. Martin Middlebrook brings to this subject considerable experience as a military historian. In preparing his material he collected documents from both sides (many of the German ones never before used); he has also interviewed and corresponded with over four hundred of the people involved in the battle and has made trips to Germany to interview the people of Berlin and Luftwaffe aircrews. He has achieved the difficult task of bringing together both sides of the Battle of Berlin—the bombing force and the people on the ground—to tell a coherent, single story. “His straightforward narrative covers the 19 major raids, with a detailed description of three in particular, and includes recollections by British and German airmen as well as German civilians who weathered the storm.” —Publishers Weekly

Smooth Moves

Smooth Moves ebook ISBN: 1460371208
Publisher: Harlequin
Author: Carrie Alexander
Number of Pages: 224 
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Legendary bad-boy Zack Brody comes home and the women of Quimby are on the warpath. The charming rogue has broken every heart in town…except one. Newcomer Cathy Timmerman is just the bait they need to get even—they'll give her a sexy makeover, help her seduce Zack and then, according to plan, she'll dump him in the most embarrassing way possible. But Cathy has a secret—she's no stranger to Zack Brody. In fact, she probably knows him better than any other woman in Quimby. And so the seduction goes very wrong… or possibly very, very right.

Purple Petals, Bruised Flowers: a Mentor's Journey

Purple Petals, Bruised Flowers: a Mentor's Journey ebook ISBN: 1477163476
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Wanda J. Evans
Number of Pages: 62 
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Purple Petals Bruised Flowers “A Mentors Journey”—a blend of poetry and prose that chronicles lessons learned the first year of establishing a support group for teen girls experiencing or exposed to intimate partner abuse inside a public high school in Chicago. Wanda Evans writes a compelling memoir, which takes a direct look at the growth, and healing that can occur when everyday people step forward and share their own insecurities, frailties, and pain. It explores the indescribable successes and the unpredictable letdowns of a teacher that saw a problem and said no to overtime and yes to mentoring, only to discover that just because one decides to do outreach does not mean that youth will automatically reach back. What started as an uphill struggle evolved into something to fight for, and ultimately lead to greater wisdom and understanding of the complexities of mentoring and the human heart.

Annual Report - Iowa State Commerce Commission

Annual Report - Iowa State Commerce Commission ebook ISBN:
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Author: Iowa State Commerce Commission
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Fourth report is accompanied by "Map and profiles of Iowa railroads, 1881".

Breaking Point

Breaking Point ebook ISBN: 1460331206
Publisher: Harlequin
Author: Lindsay McKenna
Number of Pages: 384 
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In the line of fire… OPERATION SHADOW WARRIORS An ongoing U.S. military experiment to test the integration of trained female military operatives in live combat scenarios… The Alpha Platoon. A unit of Navy SEALs stationed in the unforgiving dryness of Afghanistan…who just learned that their newest team member is a woman. But Bay Thorn has a spine of steel—and the chops to prove it. Without a team to back her up, however, she's dead in the water. And her only ally is Gabe Griffin, a lone SEAL who is lethal, dangerous and unbearably attractive…. Between the open hostility from her team and the harsh al Qaeda territory, Gabe is a lifeline for Bay. But mutual respect quickly grows into mutual attraction. And with each day and every assignment, the longing only deepens. They mustn't speak of it. Mustn't act on it. Because in this line of work, falling in love can get you killed….

The Horror Film

The Horror Film ebook ISBN: 1317874102
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Peter Hutchings
Number of Pages: 256 
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The Horror Film is an in-depth exploration of one of the most consistently popular, but also most disreputable, of all the mainstream film genres. Since the early 1930s there has never been a time when horror films were not being produced in substantial numbers somewhere in the world and never a time when they were not being criticised, censored or banned. The Horror Film engages with the key issues raised by this most contentious of genres. It considers the reasons for horror's disreputability and seeks to explain why despite this horror has been so successful. Where precisely does the appeal of horror lie? An extended introductory chapter identifies what it is about horror that makes the genre so difficult to define. The chapter then maps out the historical development of the horror genre, paying particular attention to the international breadth and variety of horror production, with reference to films made in the United States, Britain, Italy, Spain and elsewhere. Subsequent chapters explore: The role of monsters, focusing on the vampire and the serial killer. The usefulness (and limitations) of psychological approaches to horror. The horror audience: what kind of people like horror (and what do other people think of them)? Gender, race and class in horror: how do horror films such as Bride of Frankenstein, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Blade relate to the social and political realities within which they are produced? Sound and horror: in what ways has sound contributed to the development of horror? Performance in horror: how have performers conveyed fear and terror throughout horror's history? 1970s horror: was this the golden age of horror production? Slashers and post-slashers: from Halloween to Scream and beyond. The Horror Film throws new light on some well-known horror films but also introduces the reader to examples of noteworthy but more obscure horror work. A final section provides a guide to further reading and an extensive bibliography. Accessibly written, The Horror Film is a lively and informative account of the genre that will appeal to students of cinema, film teachers and researchers, and horror lovers everywhere.

Alex

Alex ebook ISBN: 9789652291608
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd
Author: Alex Singer
Number of Pages: 273 
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Not only was Alex Singer a great human being -- and though young, he was great -- he was also a gifted writer and artist. These letters, diary entries and drawings are quite simply riveting. Whether your interest is Israel, the development of a sensitive young mind, Judaism or God, you will never forget Alex: Building A Life. Read it and laugh and cry. In other words, read it and live a remarkable life that was cut short.

Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace ebook ISBN: 1466802251
Publisher: Macmillan
Author: Peter Rader
Number of Pages: 336 
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The untold story of how the world's most feared TV reporter transformed his inner darkness into a journalistic juggernaut that riveted millions and redefined the landscape of television news In his four decades as the front man for 60 Minutes, the most successful show in television history, Mike Wallace earned the distinction of being hyperaggressive, self-assured, and unflinching in his riveting exposés of injustice and corruption. His unrivaled career includes interviews with every major newsmaker of the late twentieth century, from Martin Luther King to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Behind this intimidating facade, however, Wallace was profoundly depressed and haunted by demons that nearly drove him to suicide. Despite reaching the pinnacle of his profession, Wallace harbored deep insecurities about his credentials as a journalist. For half his life, he was more "TV Personality" than reporter, dabbling as a quiz show emcee, commercial pitchman, and actor. But in the wake of a life-changing personal tragedy, Wallace transformed himself, against all odds, into the most talked-about newsman in America. Peter Rader's Mike Wallace: A Life tells the story of a courageous man who triumphed over personal adversity and redefined the landscape of television news.

Love You to Death

Love You to Death ebook ISBN: 1554695015
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Author: Gail Bowen
Number of Pages: 128 
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Charlie D is the host of a successful late-night radio call-in show. His listeners have a particularly intimate relationship with him and often reveal much about themselves, confident that he will honor their trust and that he can save them. In their minds, he is perfect: one of life's winners. But Charlie feels he's something of a fake. His easy confidence on-air belies the reality for a man born with a wine-colored birthmark that covers half his face. Love You to Death covers two hours on "The World According to Charlie D" during which he must both discover the long-time listener who is killing the people who trust him and attempt to come to terms with the man behind the birthmark.