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A Drunks Tale from a Living Hell to Freedom

By Frank K
  • ISBN Code: : 1504910621
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Pages : 178
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Did you ever wonder what goes through the mind of an alcoholic? Why wont he stop drinking? How many jobs must be lost or relationships destroyed? How many DUIs does it take for him to quit? Doesnt he know he is killing himself? If you wondered this about a family member or loved one or have asked these questions about yourself, this book gives insight into one alcoholics mind and his personal journey to get sober and actions he takes daily to ensure lasting sobriety.

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It's not what you think. Unless you think everything is wrong. Imagine if Kurt Vonnegut and Hunter Thompson collaborated on a new version of The Bible, and you kinda get the gist. The Autobiography of Jesus X is not for the faint of heart! Here is the prophet: a cynical, dreadlocked pothead crackpot who's done all sorts of despicable things. For which He wonders if forgiveness is possible. Because now he is a only a ghost of the God he once was - now retired. After this one incarnation as a human being on Earth, he quit. As God, he had become indifferent. But as a tall black Jew with blue eyes and red hair in the Roman Empire, he proved to be too smart for his own good. Or maybe just too human. He tried to quit. The Autobiography of Jesus X is either the new Bible or the most offensive book ever written, or both. Maybe neither. This is part sci-fi/fantasy, part exposé memoir, and part stand-up comedy. He pretty much frames it as His last message to humanity. So we might want to listen. Or read. Or whatever.

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  • Pdf File: a-complete-concordance-to-shakespeare.pdf

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A complete concordance or verbal index to words, phrases and passages in the dramatic works of Shakespeare. There is also a supplementary concordance to the poems. This is an essential reference work for all students and readers of Shakespeare.

The Grapes of Wrath - Literature Kit Gr. 9-12

By Gideon Jagged
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  • Publisher : Classroom Complete Press
  • Book Code : 1553199901
  • Total of Pages : 57
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 126
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Book Short Summary:

In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: The Grapes of Wrath is a Pulitzer Prize winning story about an impoverished family making their way to California in hopes of a better future. Set in the Great Depression, the Joad family travel from Oklahoma to California after their farm is destroyed in the Dust Bowl. Along the way, the family meets others on their way to California. While talking to those coming back from California, the Joad's are forced to confront the possibility that their lives may not be bettered by going to California. Aware that nothing remains for them in Oklahoma, the family continue on. Reaching California, the family is met with hard labor, unions, protests, and finally murder. The Grapes of Wrath is a celebrated classic of modern American literature. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.

Wicked Fist

By Eve McDougall
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  • Publisher : Wild Goose Publications
  • Book Code : 1849520801
  • Total of Pages : 113
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 331
  • Pdf File: wicked-fist.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A true and shocking story of a juvenile locked up in an adult prison that raises many public issues concerning penal affairs, after-care, rehabilitation and delinquency.

Censorship

By Derek Jones
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136798641
  • Total of Pages : 2950
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 575
  • Pdf File: censorship.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Witness (later issued as Evil Relations)

By David Smith,Carol Ann Lee
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1845968158
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 472
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Book Short Summary:

Despite standing as chief prosecution witness in the Moors Murders trial, David Smith was vilified by the public due to the accusations thrown at him by Myra Hindley and Ian Brady about his involvement in their crimes. Hindley's later confession that she and Brady had lied in an attempt to reduce their sentences did little to diminish the slurs against his name. For almost 45 years, Smith was asked by writers and film-makers to tell his story. Apart from a handful of brief interviews, he always refused. Carol Ann Lee met Smith during her research for One of Your Own, her critically acclaimed biography of Hindley, following which he finally agreed to reveal all. In Witness, interviews, archival research and, most significantly, David Smith's own vivid memoir are fused to create an unforgettable, often harrowing account of his life before, during and after the Moors Murders.

Understanding Roberto Bolaño

By Ricardo Gutiérrez-Mouat
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  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Book Code : 1611176492
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 665
  • Pdf File: understanding-roberto-bolaño.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In Understanding Roberto Bolaño, Ricardo Gutiérrez-Mouat offers a comprehensive analysis of this critically acclaimed Chilean poet and novelist whose work brought global attention to Latin American literature in the 1960s unseen since the rise of García Márquez and magic realism. Best known for The Savage Detectives, winner of the Rómulo Gallegos Prize; the novella By Night in Chile; and the posthumously published novel 2666, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Bolaño died in 2003 just as his reputation was becoming established. After a brief biographical sketch, Gutiérrez-Mouat chronologically contextualizes literary interpretations of Bolaño’s work in terms of his life, cultural background, and political ideals. Gutiérrez-Mouat explains Bolaño’s work to an English-speaking audience—including his relatively neglected poetry—and conveys a sense of where Bolaño fits in the Latin American tradition. Since his death, eleven of novels, four short story collections, and three poetry collections have been translated into English. The afterword addresses Bolaño’s status as a Latin American writer, as the former literary editor of El País claimed, “neither magical realist, nor baroque nor localist, but [creator of] an imaginary, extraterritorial mirror of Latin America, more as a kind of state of mind than a specific place.”

Historical Dictionary of Schopenhauer's Philosophy

By David E. Cartwright
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 144226795X
  • Total of Pages : 362
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 760
  • Pdf File: historical-dictionary-of-schopenhauer-s-philosophy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Schopenhauer's Philosophy contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on all of Schopenhauer’s books, significant philosophical ideas and concepts, as well as entries covering significant figures in his life and those influenced by this thinking.. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Arthur Schopenhauer.

The Dilemmas of Dissidence in East-Central Europe

By Barbara J. Falk
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  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Book Code : 6155211167
  • Total of Pages : 516
  • Category : History
  • Members : 532
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Book Short Summary:

Discusses one of the major currents leading to the fall of communism. Falk examines the intellectual dissident movements in Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary from the late 1960s through to 1989. In spite of its historic significance, no other comprehensive survey has appeared on the subject. In addition to the huge list of written sources from samizdat works to recent essays, Falks sources include interviews with many personalities of those events as well as videos and films (including Oscar winners).

Hell-Bent: Obsession, Pain, and the Search for Something Like Transcendence in Competitive Yoga

By Benjamin Lorr
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1250017521
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 759
  • Pdf File: hell-bent.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Author Benjamin Lorr wandered into a yoga studio—and fell down a rabbit hole Hell-Bent explores a fascinating, often surreal world at the extremes of American yoga. Benjamin Lorr walked into his first yoga studio on a whim, overweight and curious, and quickly found the yoga reinventing his life. He was studying Bikram Yoga (or "hot yoga") when a run-in with a master and competitive yoga champion led him into an obsessive subculture—a group of yogis for whom eight hours of practice a day in 110- degree heat was just the beginning. So begins a journey. Populated by athletic prodigies, wide-eyed celebrities, legitimate medical miracles, and predatory hucksters, it's a nation-spanning trip—from the jam-packed studios of New York to the athletic performance labs of the University of Oregon to the stage at the National Yoga Asana Championship, where Lorr competes for glory. The culmination of two years of research, and featuring hundreds of interviews with yogis, scientists, doctors, and scholars, Hell-Bent is a wild exploration. A look at the science behind a controversial practice, a story of greed, narcissism, and corruption, and a mind-bending tale of personal transformation, it is a book that will not only challenge your conception of yoga, but will change the way you view the fragile, inspirational limits of the human body itself.

The King's Baker

By Rollin Woodruff
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1479748978
  • Total of Pages : 557
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 387
  • Pdf File: the-king-s-baker.pdf

Book Short Summary:

My days are numbered, and so I want you to know youre neither too bad nor bad enough to receive what some folks may have had planned for you. Some folks participate in control and use violence, oppression and the law of man to do criminal things to usually the innocent and/or those put in a defenceless position. They use their positions of authority to kill, maim and torture people who stray and for recourse swim in the blood of indifference. So, I wrote many books that puts their taboo on a short leash. So here we are toe to toe. Ive smoked packages of cigarettes a day far almost 40 years and have come to the conclusion that those whose mercy and trusting nature need a little more understanding because the fraud of the spiritually blind only meet out bogus control which when endured like a mouse is their cooperation. They cheat, they steal, they lie and they kill for this. So, enjoy it, this small fragment of unwavering hard core discipline that isnt afraid of neither anything nor anyone besides Christ Jesus when he is furious.

Incidents among Shot and Shell

By E.P. Smith
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5873860211
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  • Category : History
  • Members : 761
  • Pdf File: incidents-among-shot-and-shell.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Incidents among Shot and Shell. The only Authentic Work Extant Giving the many Tragic and Touching Incidents that Came under the Notice of the United States Christian Commission during the Long Years of the Civil War.

Destruction Lovers

By Conor Matthews
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  • Publisher : Conor Matthews
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Members : 211
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Book Short Summary:

In a dystopian future Ireland, ruled by an aging dictator, only two young men have the will to stand up an fight... which isn't great for us. James and Kevin are two gay anarchists, carrying out a campaign to rid their country of fascism in this sci-fi comedy adventure of intrigue and danger as they take on freaks, mutants, zombies, and demons.

Mountain Mists

By Dr. Sue Clifton
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  • Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
  • Book Code : 1509205675
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 549
  • Pdf File: mountain-mists.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Dr. Sue Ann Parrish, cherished by two men in her life only to lose both, has remained alone until she admits to loving Custer, the mountain dweller who befriended her in her sorrow and sees her through her greatest challenge, breast cancer. As she fights for her life, her daughter Betsy becomes ghostwriter for her mother’s autobiography and thus learns the truth about her father. When ghosts from the past arrive and turn her world upside down, Sue Ann must make a life-changing decision: stay with Custer or marry a man she thought lost to her years before. Dressed in an antique lace dress once worn by a pioneer woman, Sue Ann walks down the aisle, her eyes smiling at the two men waiting. Whose hand will she take? The Beartooth Mountains cast shadows of approval as a raven and an eagle dip their wings symbolically overhead.