Deliver Us

Deliver Us
Author: Kathryn Casey
Publsiher: Harper
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN: 9780062300492
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deliver Us Book Excerpt:

Critically acclaimed author Kathryn Casey delivers a riveting account of the brutal murders of young women in the I-45/Texas Killing Fields Over a three-decade span, more than twenty women—many teenagers—died mysteriously in the small towns bordering Interstate 45, a fifty-mile stretch of highway running from Houston to Galveston. The victims were strangled, shot, or savagely beaten. Six met their demise in pairs. They had one thing in common: being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The day she vanished, Colette Wilson waited for her mother after band practice. Best friends Debbie Ackerman and Maria Johnson loved to surf and were last seen hitchhiking. Laura Kate Smither dreamed of becoming a ballerina and disappeared just weeks before her thirteenth birthday. In this harrowing true crime exposition, award-winning journalist Kathryn Casey tracks these tragic cases, investigates the evidence, interviews the suspects, and pulls back the cloak of secrecy in search of elusive answers.

We Were Eight Years in Power

We Were Eight Years in Power
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publsiher: One World
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN: 0399590587
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Were Eight Years in Power Book Excerpt:

In this “urgently relevant”* collection featuring the landmark essay “The Case for Reparations,” the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me “reflects on race, Barack Obama’s presidency and its jarring aftermath”*—including the election of Donald Trump. New York Times Bestseller • Finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times • USA Today • Time • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Essence • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Week • Kirkus Reviews *Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “We were eight years in power” was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America’s “first white president.” But the story of these present-day eight years is not just about presidential politics. This book also examines the new voices, ideas, and movements for justice that emerged over this period—and the effects of the persistent, haunting shadow of our nation’s old and unreconciled history. Coates powerfully examines the events of the Obama era from his intimate and revealing perspective—the point of view of a young writer who begins the journey in an unemployment office in Harlem and ends it in the Oval Office, interviewing a president. We Were Eight Years in Power features Coates’s iconic essays first published in The Atlantic, including “Fear of a Black President,” “The Case for Reparations,” and “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” along with eight fresh essays that revisit each year of the Obama administration through Coates’s own experiences, observations, and intellectual development, capped by a bracingly original assessment of the election that fully illuminated the tragedy of the Obama era. We Were Eight Years in Power is a vital account of modern America, from one of the definitive voices of this historic moment.

Deliver Us From Evil

Deliver Us From Evil
Author: Ron Corcoran
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2016-07-28
ISBN: 1460289919
Category: Adult child sexual abuse victims
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deliver Us From Evil Book Excerpt:

Safety, Acceptance, Belonging. These words come to mind when we hear about families. Having a mother, father, and twelve siblings living in a strong Christian faith should mean plenty of love, laughter and companionship. But what if, inexplicably, one's parents selectively manipulated and mistreated some of the children and not the others? How would you deal with being one of three children who constantly bore unprovoked wrath and abuse - while watching the others receive the love, affirmation and nurturing you so desperately needed and craved? Would you ask yourself if your life was worth anything to anyone at all? Would you feel that God had overlooked and abandoned you? Would you despair of God for being unresponsive when you cried out for relief? Ron Corcoran's frank and honest memoir courageously proclaims that no matter how wretched, broken or angry we may be, we can indeed be delivered, redeemed and transformed by the love of the living, eternal God....

The Essential Hayim Greenberg

The Essential Hayim Greenberg
Author: Hayim Greenberg
Publsiher: University of Alabama Press
Total Pages: 593
Release: 2017-02-15
ISBN: 0817319352
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Hayim Greenberg Book Excerpt:

The Essential Hayim Greenberg is a landmark collection of essays by Hayim Greenberg, a founder of the Labor Zionist movement in America and a foremost writer, thinker, and activist in the fields of twentieth-century Jewish culture and politics.

Blackfoot Redemption

Blackfoot Redemption
Author: William E. Farr
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2012-09-28
ISBN: 0806187786
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In 1879, a Canadian Blackfoot known as Spopee, or Turtle, shot and killed a white man. Captured as a fugitive, Spopee narrowly escaped execution, instead landing in an insane asylum in Washington, D.C., where he fell silent. Spopee thus “disappeared” for more than thirty years, until a delegation of American Blackfeet discovered him and, aided by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, exacted a pardon from President Woodrow Wilson. After re-emerging into society like a modern-day Rip Van Winkle, Spopee spent the final year of his life on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana, in a world that had changed irrevocably from the one he had known before his confinement. Blackfoot Redemption is the riveting account of Spopee’s unusual and haunting story. To reconstruct the events of Spopee’s life—at first traceable only through bits and pieces of information—William E. Farr conducted exhaustive archival research, digging deeply into government documents and institutional reports to build a coherent and accurate narrative and, through this reconstruction, win back one Indian’s life and identity. In revealing both certainties and ambiguities in Spopee’s story, Farr relates a larger story about racial dynamics and prejudice, while poignantly evoking the turbulent final days of the buffalo-hunting Indians before their confinement, loss of freedom, and confusion that came with the wrenching transition to reservation life.

The Concise Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature

The Concise Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature
Author: William Toye
Publsiher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 529
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Concise Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature Book Excerpt:

The Second Edition of The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature, now in its third printing, is a landmark reference work. Reducing its 1200 pages by almost one half this concise edition will make the core contents of the original volume accessible to a much wider range of readers. Someentries have been shortened and others have been dropped, including many genre and regional surveys (except for Aboriginal literature, Exploration literature, and Writing in New France) and articles on Quebecois and Acadian writers whose works have not been translated into English. The remainingentries, however, have all been updated to include new publications, and those on leading writers have in many cases been expanded. Finally, over sixty new entries have been added - including entries on Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Anne Cameron, Wayson Choy, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, TravorFerguson, Cecil Foster, D.M. Fraser, The Giller Prize, Elizabeth Hay, David Macfarlane, Peter Oliva, Kenneth Opel, Witold Rybczynski, Shyam Selvadurai, Russell Smith, and Margaret Visser - making this concise edition an indispensable supplement to the original companion. original companion.

Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Author: United States. Congress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1448
Release: 1951
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery

The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery
Author: B. Murphy
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 543
Release: 1999-12-09
ISBN: 0230107354
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery Book Excerpt:

Bruce Murphy's Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery is a comprehensive guide to the genre of the murder mystery that catalogues thousands of items in a broad range of categories: authors, titles, plots, characters, weapons, methods of killing, movie and theatrical adaptations. What distinguishes this encyclopedia from the others in the field is its critical stance.

Useful Knowledge

Useful Knowledge
Author: Alan Rauch
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2001-07-17
ISBN: 9780822326687
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Useful Knowledge Book Excerpt:

DIVA statement on how “knowledge” is socialized and assimilated by a culture, investigating popular and canonical fiction, early encyclopedias, and other popular efforts at mass education and knowledge dissemination./div

Shantaram

Shantaram
Author: Gregory David Roberts
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 913
Release: 2012-06-28
ISBN: 1405516976
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shantaram Book Excerpt:

'A literary masterpiece . . . at once erudite and intimate, reflective and funny . . . it has the grit and pace of a thriller' Daily Telegraph A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld. 'In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addict, escaped from an Australian prison to India, where he lived in a Bombay slum. There, he established a free health clinic and also joined the mafia, working as a money launderer, forger and street soldier. He found time to learn Hindi and Marathi, fall in love, and spend time being worked over in an Indian jail. Then, in case anyone thought he was slacking, he acted in Bollywood and fought with the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan . . . Amazingly, Roberts wrote Shantaram three times after prison guards trashed the first two versions. It's a profound tribute to his willpower . . . At once a high-kicking, eye-gouging adventure, a love saga and a savage yet tenderly lyrical fugitive vision.' Time Out

Getting Right with God

Getting Right with God
Author: Lionel Newton
Publsiher: Plume Books
Total Pages: 277
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting Right with God Book Excerpt:

Part Boyz N the Hood, part Catcher in the Rye, Getting Right with God is the brash, energetic story of a young black man in urban America--and his bumpy ride into manhood. "In a raw, raunchy and highly imaginative style . . . Newton addresses the myth and meaning of African-American life today".--Publishers Weekly, starred review.

Clean of Heart

Clean of Heart
Author: Rosemarie Scott
Publsiher: R.A.G.E. Media
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780977223459
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clean of Heart Book Excerpt:

Clean of Heart is written for practicing Catholics who accept all the teachings of the Church, yet are still ensnared by pornography and self-abuse. There is hope! Through the Sacraments, God provides all the grace one needs to become pure. No matter how long one has indulged in pornography or how deep one has sunk into the mire of vice, Our Lord can still break the addiction! What makes Clean of Heart different? First, it is written from a Catholic point-of-view. While Evangelical Christians have many books and programs for pornography addicts, there are few titles on the market for Catholics. Clean of Heart consists of forty-three daily meditations which draw from the power of the Sacraments and the wisdom of the Saints (elements lacking in many Evangelical books). Second, Clean of Heart is a surprisingly chaste book. It contains no obscenities or explicit testimonies which may be an occasion of sin for some. The focus is on attaining a clean heart rather than recalling past sins.

Midstream

Midstream
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1959
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Jews
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Concordance to the Poems of Robert Browning

A Concordance to the Poems of Robert Browning
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Ardent Media
Total Pages: 824
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Path To Awakening

Path To Awakening
Author: Vox Clamat In Deserto
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0244653720
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Szyk Haggadah

The Szyk Haggadah
Author: Arthur Szyk
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-01-26
ISBN: 1647004462
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Szyk Haggadah Book Excerpt:

Arthur Szyk (pronounced “Shick”) created his magnificent Haggadah in !--?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /--Lodz, on the eve of the Nazi occupation of his native Poland. There is no Haggadah like it, before or since, filled with sumptuous paintings of Jewish heroes and stunning calligraphy.!--?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /-- This edition, the first since 1940 to be reproduced from Szyk’s original art, boasts a newly commissioned and extremely practical English text by Rabbi Byron L. Sherwin, ideal for use at any family Seder, and a special commentary section by Rabbi Sherwin and Irvin Ungar gives insight into both the rituals of the Seder and Szyk’s rich illustrations. The Szyk Haggadah will transform the Seder, bringing the story of the Exodus from Egypt into a more contemporary light.

The Holy Bible According to the Authorized Version

The Holy Bible According to the Authorized Version
Author: George D'Oyly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1162
Release: 1839
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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God s Salvation in Life

God s Salvation in Life
Author: Witness Lee
Publsiher: Living Stream Ministry
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2001
ISBN: 0736311459
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Holy Bible According to the Authorized Version

The Holy Bible According to the Authorized Version
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1850
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Holy Bible According to the Authorized Version Book Excerpt:

The Comprehensive Commentary on the Holy Bible Edited by William Jenks

The Comprehensive Commentary on the Holy Bible    Edited by William Jenks
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 880
Release: 1834
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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