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The Robber Of Memories

Author : Michael Jacobs
ISBN : 9781619022621
Genre : Travel
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“An adventure story and a travel narrative, but also an excursion into memory itself.” —Booklist When travel writer Michael Jacobs began traversing the Magdalena, a river that courses through the heart of Colombia, he was determined to leave modern conveniences aside—with the exception of a cell phone. Through its sporadic signal, he attempts to keep in touch with his mother, who is in deteriorating health with dementia. At the same time, he is journeying through South American townships and villages with the world’s highest incident of early-onset Alzheimer’s. While navigating the mysterious river and unfamiliar territory—both emotionally and geographically—Jacobs comes across author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, whose own faltering memory shows a growing obsession with the Magdalena River of his youth. When Jacobs and his companions are apprehended by FARC guerillas who turn out to be as quirky and affable as they are intimidating, life begins to imitate the magical realism of Marquez’s signature works. Filled with reflections on this nation’s violent past and uncertain present, interwoven with musings on his mother’s forgetting of her own history, The Robber of Memories is a suspenseful, entertaining, and poignant read. “Eerily hypnotic . . . A well-rendered travelogue and a profound excursion into what it means to remember and forget.” —Kirkus Reviews “Stands with Paul Theroux, Bruce Chatwin, and, even, in some ways, Mark Twain’s Life on the Mississippi.” —Booklist

Where The Money Was

Author : Willie Sutton
ISBN : 9780767918138
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Broadway Books Library of Larceny Luc Sante, General Editor For more than fifty years, Willie Sutton devoted his boundless energy and undoubted genius exclusively to two activities at which he became better than any man in history: breaking in and breaking out. The targets in the first instance were banks and in the second, prisons. Unarguably America’s most famous bank robber, Willie never injured a soul, but took on almost a hundred banks and departed three of America’s most escape-proof penitentiaries. This is the stuff of myth—rascally and cautionary by turns—yet true in every searing, diverting, and brilliantly recalled detail.

Flashbulb Memories

Author : Martin Conway
ISBN : 9781134833986
Genre : Psychology
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This book provides a state-of-the-art review and critical evaluation of research into 'flashbulb' memories. The opening chapters explore the 'encoding' view of flashbulb memory formation and critically appraise a number of lines of research that have opposed this view. It is concluded that this research does not provide convincing evidence for the rejection of the encoding view. Subsequent chapters review and appraise more recent work which has generally found in favour of the flashbulb concept. But this research too, does not provide unequivocal support for the encoding view of flashbulb memory formation. Evidence from clinical studies of flashbulb memories, particularly in post-traumatic stress disorder and related emotional disturbances, is then considered. The clinical studies provide the most striking evidence of flashbulb memories and strongly suggest that these arise in response to intense affective experiences. Neurobiological models of memory formation are briefly reviewed and one view suggesting that there may be multiple routes to memory formation is explored in detail. From this research it seems possible that there could be a specific route for the formation of detailed and durable memories associated with emotional experiences. In the final chapter a cognitive account of flashbulb memories is outlined. This account is centred on recent plan-based theories of emotion and proposes that flashbulb memories arise in responses to disruptions of personal and cultural plans. This chapter also considers the wider functions of flashbulb memories and their potential role in the formation of generational identity.

Late Night Musings

Author : John Orlando
ISBN : 9781469108537
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The wise know that life is not a singular thing; it has many facets. There is family and friends as well as life and death, good and bad, thoughtful and thoughtless, serious and frivolous. However, the rush of daily life doesn’t allow much time to sit back and really think about such matters. Now past his working years, the author refl ects on life and has captured his fi ndings in thoughtful essays. These essays, not available on line, are a collection of some of the best offerings from the author’s blog, In them the author considers the wonders of life and well as its trials and tribulations. The words, ideas, and thoughts may not seem profound or novel at fi rst glance, but once read, they strike home. In some cases the musings suggest conclusions, while in others they simply recognize that living life doesn’t mean there are good answers for all we experience. With over one hundred beautiful, thought provoking and sometimes humorous pieces or musings in this book, it becomes a refreshing breath of fresh air and a pleasure for those seniors who have experienced life and know what is important in living it. They should also give the younger reader a leg up on living their lives. There is defi nitely something for those of all ages who are ready to smile, laugh, reminisce, feel, learn and celebrate. The reader is invited to enjoy the book at their own pace. It can be consumed in one fantastic feast or savored one bite at a time. The menu is varied enough to satisfy everyone’s taste. Come and enjoy – bon appétit.

Peoria S Haunted Memories

Author : Stephanie E. McCarthy
ISBN : 9781439620977
Genre : History
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At the heart of Peoria's Haunted Memories is the rich and compelling history and folklore of the Peoria area. Buildings and cemeteries in and around the city provide ideal stomping grounds for many restless specters. In this collection of haunted sites, the reader will be introduced to some of Peoria's best-loved mansions, institutions, and graveyards, as well as many of its more illustrious citizens. From Bartonville State Hospital to Bradley University, historic downtown theaters, hotels and taverns, and local churches, where ghostly congregants and ministers continue to worship, this book presents these ghost stories and legends for the fi rst time together in print. In addition to providing thrilling tales, Peoria's Haunted Memories serves as a unique guide for the intrepid supernatural sleuth seeking confi rmation that the dead do not always rest in peace.

A Respite In Time

Author : Bob Casey
ISBN : 9781477255582
Genre : Self-Help
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A Respite in Time allows you to escape and find a quiet refuge as you immerse yourself in the authors comments on life. These are relayed through short vignettes, which consist of small snippets of life captured in words. They include kernels of wisdom garnered from life experiences; descriptions and observations generated from travel adventures; and heart-warming interactions with loved ones and strangers. At times you will smile, and other times you will ponder. There is also woven into the content a universal, spiritual strand regarding lifes journey and the understanding that evolves. The book is organized so that it can be read non-sequentially, start in the front, the middle or back if you desire. The vignettes first appeared in my newsletter, the Poetical Journal, which is distributed to thousands of subscribers in seventy-two countries and all fifty states. As you read, we will be having a private conversation a social interaction my words and your thoughts and reactions. Where they take you will be your personal adventure. A Respite in Time ultimately speaks to a mystical, quiet place where water for the soul is plentiful. As you read through these personal stories, you may be reminded of similar experiences. May you smile. In this high stress world where almost everything is time driven rush . . . rush may you also discover moments of respite and calmness.

The Handbook Of Emotion And Memory

Author : Sven-Ake Christianson
ISBN : 9781317783589
Genre : Psychology
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This important volume defines the state of the art in the field of emotion and memory by offering a blend of research review, unpublished findings, and theory on topics related to its study. As the first contemporary reference source in this area, it summarizes findings on implicit and explicit aspects of emotion and memory, addresses conceptual and methodological difficulties associated with different paradigms and current procedures, and presents broad theoretical perspectives to guide further research. This volume articulates the accomplishments of the field and the points of disagreement, and gives the brain, clinical, and cognitive sciences an invaluable resource for 21st-century researchers. Citing and analyzing the results of experiments as well as field and case studies, the chapters are organized around methodological approaches, biological-evolutionary perspectives, and clinical perspectives, and bring together experts in neuroscience, and both cognitive and clinical psychology. Questions addressed include: * What is the nature of emotional events and what do we retain from them? * Is there something about emotional events that causes them to be processed differently in memory? * Do emotional memories have special characteristics that differ from those produced by "ordinary" memory mechanisms or systems? * Do people with emotional disturbances remember differently than normal people? * Which factors play the most crucial role in functional amnesia?

The Science Of Perception And Memory

Author : Professor Daniel Reisberg
ISBN : 9780190204501
Genre : Psychology
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A robbery victim tries to remember how the crime unfolded and who was present at the scene. A medical patient recalls the doctor saying that the pain in her side wasn't worrisome, and now that the tumor is much larger, she's suing. An investigation of insider trading hinges on someone's memory of exactly what was said at a particular business meeting. In these and countless other examples, our ability to remember our experiences is crucial for the justice system. The problem, though, is that perception and memory are fallible. How often do our eyes or memories deceive us? Is there some way to avoid these errors? Can we specify the circumstances in which perceptual or memory errors are more or less likely to occur? Professor Daniel Reisberg tackles these questions by drawing on the available science and his personal experience training attorneys. He provides detailed pragmatic advice that will prove helpful to law enforcement, prosecutors, defenders, and anyone else who hopes to maximize the quality of the evidence available to the courts -- whether the evidence is coming from witnesses, victims, or defendants. This book is carefully rooted in research but written in a way that will make it fully accessible to non-scientists working in the justice system. Early chapters provide an overview of the relevant science and a broad portrait of how perception and memory function. Later chapters offer practical solutions for navigating situations involving eyewitness identifications, remembered conversations, evidence obtained from interviews with children, confession evidence, and the risks of false confession.

Memories Of Babi

Author : Aranka Siegal
ISBN : 9781466832541
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Piri is a city girl, but every year she goes to visit her grandmother Babi on her farm in the Ukrainian village of Komjaty. There is a lot that Piri finds strange, even scary, in Komjaty, such as the ghost in the form of a rooster who supposedly haunts the cemetery! But Piri loves country life: making corn bread, eating plums right off the tree, venturing out with her grandmother in the early morning to hunt for mushrooms. And during her time with Babi, Piri learns lessons that will stay with her all of her life, about the importance of honest hard work, of caring for the less fortunate, and of having the courage to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. In these nine stories, Aranka Siegal paints a tender portrait of the love between a grandmother and granddaughter, inspired by her own experiences with her grandmother. Memories of Babi is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Charles Kingsley His Letters And Memories Of His Life

Author : Charles Kingsley
ISBN : 9781108034845
Genre : History
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A biography of the priest, historian and supporter of social reform, now remembered as the author of The Water Babies.

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