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I Who Did Not Die

Author : Zahed Haftlang
ISBN : 9781682450123
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Khorramshahr, Iran, May 1982—It was the bloodiest battle of one of the most brutal wars of the twentieth century, and Najah, a twenty-nine-year-old wounded Iraqi conscript, was face to face with a thirteen-year-old Iranian child soldier who was ordered to kill him. Instead, the boy committed an astonishing act of mercy. It was an act that decades later would save his own life. This is a remarkable story. It is gut-wrenching, essential, and astonishing. It’s a war story. A love story. A page-turner of vast moral dimensions. An eloquent and haunting act of witness to horrors beyond grimmest fiction, and a thing of towering beauty. More importantly, it is a story that must be told, and a richly textured view into an overlooked conflict and misunderstood region. This is the great untold story of the children and young men whose lives were sacrificed at the whim of vicious dictators and pointless, barbaric wars. Little has been written of the Iran-Iraq war, which was among the most brutal conflicts of the twentieth century, one fought with chemical weapons, ballistic missiles, and cadres of child soldiers. The numbers involved are staggering: —All told, it claimed 700,000 lives—200,000 Iraqis, and 500,000 Iranians. —Young men of military service age—eighteen and above in Iraq, fifteen and above in Iran—died in the greatest numbers. —80,000 Iranian child soldiers were killed, mostly between the ages of sixteen and seventeen. —The two countries spent a combined 1.1 trillion dollars fighting the war. Rarely does this kind of reportage succeed so power- fully as literature. More rarely still does such searingly brilliant literature—fit to stand beside Remarque, Hemingway, and O’Brien—emerge from behind “enemy” lines. But Zahed, a child, and Najah, a young restaurateur, are rare men—not just survivors, but masterful, wondrously gifted storytellers. Written with award-winning journalist Meredith May, this is literature of a very high order, set down with passion, urgency, and consummate skill. This story is an affirmation that, in the end, it is our humanity that transcends politics and borders and saves us all.

I Did Not Die

Author : Margaret Majos
ISBN : 9781607916994
Genre : Religion
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"I Did Not Die" expresses the importance of trusting God in the transforming of your mind. This personal book takes you on the life-long journey of a shattered girl who grew up to be a courageous woman. Majos challenges humanity to reach its full potential, to risk in faith in order to succeed and to share the anguish and victory with others because there is a better tomorrow. I Did Not Die will encourage and inspire. Margaret Majos was born in Poland on January 9th, 1967. She graduated High School in 1985 and then traveled to the country of her dreams, the United States of America. Margaret experienced sickness, imprisonment and innumerable obstacles. After a spiritual experience, she furthered her education and graduated from Kingsway Theological Seminary with a Bachelor's degree in Pastoral Theology. Her recent book Dance In His Glory was printed in 2007. Majos resides in Illinois. She is married with two wonderful teenagers. Majos is a strong advocate for victims of post-partum depression like herself.

Icarus Did Not Die

Author : Nigel Pearce
ISBN : 9781847479785
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DescriptionThis is a collection of short stories, poems and essays which chart a journey through the counter-culture, regular hospitalizations, psychosis, depression and addictions. But not only my own, it includes essays on others who had a similar voyage e.g. Beat poet: Elise Cowen who died age 29 unpublished and is now recognized as a major poet in that genre and on the beliefs which both created conflict with the system but also had the capacity to sustain throughout. About the AuthorHe was born in 1959. Home was troubled and he run away to London age 13, lived in the 'counter-culture' in various well organized squats. Became ill after about 9 months and was placed in the Care of the local council. Then fostered to a radical academic couple, although that didn't survive long and he went back underground; eventually being arrested in Guildford. The magistrate slapped statuary 'Care Order' on him saying 'He was in need of care and protection.' At 14 he went to live in Hollymoor Hospital in Birmingham; this would be age 14-16.He was fairly frequently restrained and given injections of chlorpromazine. Upon discharge he lived for a short time in the 'Birmingham Settlement', but became ill and was moved to a specialist manic-depressive unit where he first had ECT, age 16. Care Order was revoked at 17 but substance abuse continued with regularly admissions to Central Hospital with psychotic episodes and would sometimes go into semi-catatonia. A 20 he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Some of the admissions were for periods of around a year. At the age 25 had specialist help with substance abuse problems and he has been 'clean' 24 years and 'dry 13 years'. In 1984 he was hearing a lot of voices and seeing things, spent a year in Central Hospital, two years in a Pre-discharge Unit in the community and then eight years in 'group homes', but he now lives in his own flat with 'Support Workers' visiting twice a week and a nurse once every two weeks. He sees a psychiatrist every three months. His body became toxic with medication in 2003 and was seriously ill physically, but is now on newer meds and is much better. He has a B.A (Hons) from the Open University and a 'Certificate in English Studies' at Warwick University, does a little job in a bookshop once a week and runs a small magazine that he produces every two months. He is now 49 and unfortunately has Hep C. He experienced three episodes of fairly minor abuse when a teenager and during the whole period their have been some nurses etc who have made his life difficult because of a firmly held leftist ideological perspective.

Those Who Did Not Die

Author : Ranjana Padhi
ISBN : 9788132117261
Genre : Social Science
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Even as they produce food for society and its people, lives dependent on agriculture are barely able to make ends meet. The cost of food production far outweighs the returns; the peasantry is falling prey to indebtedness, both institutionalized and non- institutionalized. It is facing the severest of challenges, with even dalit landless labourers becoming victims of indebtedness and succumbing to suicide, Based on a study done in eight districts of the Malwa region of the Punjab, this book uses quantitative data along with field work, narratives and interviews with peasant unions. Over136 families have been interviewed where women as wives and mothers of the deceased speak of the aftermath of the suicide. The book outlines the distress borne by the family, including women, the children and the elderly in the aftermath of peasant suicides. By doing so, it interrogates the split between public and private; production and social reproduction; work and family. It highlights the determining character of capitalist-intensive agriculture in today's crisis times by focusing on women's reality and renewed hardships in a caste, class and patriarchal society.

Johnny The Gecko Did Not Die In Vain

Author : Ellen Topness
ISBN : 9781468907667
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Life can be hard; struggles and pain cause us to grieve, question and sometimes even wallow. Author Ellen Topness addresses these issues and her personal attempts at overcoming the tendency to become stuck in these dark places. Her essays are honest, vulnerable, gently self-deprecating, and often humorous. The book reminds readers they are not alone in their questions, inadequacies, and doubts. Ultimately, it inspires and encourages the reader to perseverance and faith for the journey that is life.

The Story Of Elijah The Man Who Did Not Die

Author : J.H Willard
ISBN : 9788582182123
Genre : Religion
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In this classic text , the author J.H Willard presents the story of one of the most important heroes of the Bible , the prophet Elijah. A book about faith in the God of the impossible.

I Did Not Die I Just Cant Hear

Author : Jane Schlau
ISBN : OCLC:254686255
Genre : Adjustment (Psychology)
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The Abuse That Did Not Stop

Author : Carla Matamoro-Small
ISBN : 9781469119557
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is based upon a true life story. The purpose of these writings is so that you who are bound in a relationship of abuse and cannot find a way of escape, would realize that this is not Gods plan or desire for His children and that there is hope for those who want to be delivered. Many times in the Christian circle, we are told that we have to stay and pray and work things out. There is no scripture in the Bible that tells us that we must stay in an abusive relationship. Yes God hates divorce and remaraige but His perfect plan was designed ,where the woman was created to be a help to the man and that the man must love his wife even as Christ loves the Church. This book takes you very deep into the childhood and hurts and victories in the lives of whom it is written. Each chapter takes you into a life challenging walk with the author. The contents of this book is in no way being published to give the devil any glory but to prove that in spite of any lifes defeat, the Lord is able to walk you through and deliver you from the hands of the enemy.

Thank God My Stroke Did Not Lead To Death

Author : Pastor V. Maxine Williams
ISBN : 9781629078014
Genre : Religion
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I never paid too much attention about my health. I ignored the symptoms for months. Thank God for looking out for me and my ignorance. I should have paid attention to the constant headaches, weariness and constantly feeling tired. I was being unreasonable as there were so many days I was drained and worn out. I did not have any idea as to why my sugar level stayed elevated. I sort of watched the things I was eating. I found out that many things can elevate your sugar level. I had deluded myself for a long time. It was not until I became chronically ill and then I could tell everyone, having a stroke is such a rude awakening. It is a sad situation losing your thoughts, your mobility and almost losing your life. It is so tough realizing you can barely move. My story shows how God specializes in anything and everything that has appeared as impossible. My life took such a turn as I could not think, be in motion, or simply talk. If you have any rivers you think you cannot cross just tell yourself God specializes as He carries you through. Jesus had my entire situation in the palms of His hands. As I think back how my family was so torn apart, frighten, and afraid over how distort things had gotten. My right side had become dormant. I really needed a great deal of help after the Lord stepped in and showed everyone I would live and not die. I vividly was lying from down in that hospital from day-to-day telling myself Jesus is that perfect answer. I laid there almost in a comatose state. I was able to think if we have any mountains that we think cannot climb, Jesus will pick you up and enable you to do what seems is without a solution any particular situation regardless to what it is He will help us to climb this mountain. He did it for me and He will do it for anyone who asks for help. My situation of having a stroke was so graphic. My entire family was so devastated. I was one who was so energetic preaching, teaching, running and working through the community. I stayed busy trying to help others rather than really taking good care of myself. Thank God for looking out for me because I had been deceived mentally. I am working hard to get better. I can tell somebody God does specialize in anything that has presented itself to impossible.

The Empire That Would Not Die

Author : John Haldon
ISBN : 9780674969179
Genre : History
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The eastern Roman Empire was the largest state in western Eurasia in the sixth century. A century later, it was a fraction of its former size. Ravaged by warfare and disease, the empire seemed destined to collapse. Yet it did not die. John Haldon elucidates the factors that allowed the empire to survive against all odds into the eighth century.

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