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The Things I Ve Seen

Author : Lara Marlowe
ISBN : 9781909718098
Genre : Literary Collections
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Lara Marlowe, the Washington correspondent of The Irish Times, has witnessed more than her share of history in three decades as a foreign correspondent. She has reported with clarity and fearlessness on the main conflicts of our era, from the civil war in Lebanon to the break-up of Yugoslavia, the US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She has been outspoken in her criticism of the often cruel and misguided actions of the world's leading powers, and invariably seeks out the views of civilians caught up in wars that are not of their making. The human cost of conflict and the absurdity of war come through her work, time and again. In this stunning and moving collection, Lara Marlowe has chosen her finest pieces of writing from her years as a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most troubled countries - notably Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, Iraq and Haiti - as well as the power centers of Paris and Washington. She brings her keen insight to bear on some intractable problems, and shares with the reader the terror of living in a war zone. There are lighter moments too: a wonderful house-warming party in Beirut during a lull in artillery bombardments; meetings with talented celebrities, including Carla Bruni, Isabelle Adjani and Marcel Marceau; the simple delight of the companionship of cats. This is a superb collection from a writer at the height of her powers.

The Places I Ve Been And The Things I Ve Seen

Author : Daniel Roberts
ISBN : 1420822721
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Young readers are introduced to many familiar storybook in this colorfully illustrated children's book. They meet such beloved characters as Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Bears and the Gingerbread Man as they discover the fun of reading.

Things I Ve Seen While Dreaming

Author : Steven Burkhart Sr.
Genre : Religion
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I have witnessed some pretty amazing upcoming events described in scripture: the Rapture, the Second Coming of Jesus, and the start of Jesus’ Millennial Reign over the earth! The Lord gave me these experiences, not primarily to enrich my life, but to share with everyone, as encouragement to some and as a warning to others. I’ve seen the planned assassination of one country's leader, an assassination carried out on another, a world leader chosen, things happening to the moon and to the earth, an asteroid impact, missiles launching, a nuclear explosion in a major city... so many things that can make a person fearful, unless they have Jesus.

The Most Beautiful Thing I Ve Seen

Author : Lisa Gungor
ISBN : 9780310350446
Genre : Self-Help
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Lisa Gungor thought she knew her own story: small-town girl meets boy in college and they blissfully walk down the aisle into happily ever after. Their Christian faith was their lens and foundation for everything—their marriage, their music, their dreams for the future. But as their dreams began to come true, she began to wonder if her religion was really representative of the ‘good news’ she had been taught. She never expected the questions to lead as far as they did when her husband told her he no longer believed in God. The death of a friend, the unraveling of relationships and career, the loss of a worldview, and the birth of a baby girl with two heart defects all led Lisa to a tumultuous place; one of depression and despair. And it was there that her perspective on everything changed. The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen tells the story of what can happen when you dare to let go of what you think to be true; to shift the kaleidoscope and see new colors and dimension by way of broken pieces. Lisa’s eloquent, soul-stirring memoir brings you to a music stage before thousands of fans and a front porch where two people whisper words that scare them to the core. It is the story of how doubt can spark the beginning of deeper faith; how a baby born with a broken heart can bring love and healing to the hearts of many, and ultimately, how the hardest experience in life often ends up saving us.

One Day I Ll Tell You The Things I Ve Seen

Author : Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez
ISBN : 9780826355744
Genre : Fiction
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A man waits to cross la línea, the U.S.-Mexico border, as a guard scrutinizes him from behind dark sunglasses. Two grown brothers living three thousand miles apart struggle to reconnect through the static of a bad phone connection. A young mother trying to adjust to small-town life in a new country tells her children about the border city where she grew up—the dances and parties and cruises along the boulevard. The stories in Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez’s intimate conversational narrative take readers around the world, from the orchards of California to the cornfields of Iowa, from the neighborhoods of Madrid and Mexico City to the Asian shore of Istanbul. As the characters navigate borders and border crossings—both physical and psychological—they attempt to make sense of their increasingly complex memories and relationships.

I Ve Seen Things Go This Bad For Six Months In A Row

Author : The Fabulous Dell Brothers
ISBN : 9781463419936
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A hilarious, sometimes gloomy, R-rated recounting of our Baltimore dad's hard life including his World War II service, his enthusiastic drinking escapades, his screwy and woeful family life, and his terrible final descent into medical hell.

I Ve Seen The End Of You

Author : W. Lee Warren, M.D.
ISBN : 9780525653226
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This gripping inspirational memoir grapples with the tension between faith and science—and between death and hope—as a seasoned neurosurgeon faces insurmountable odds and grief both in the office and at home. “Beautiful, haunting, powerful . . .”—Daniel G. Amen, MD Dr. W. Lee Warren, a practicing brain surgeon, assumed he knew most outcomes for people with glioblastoma, head injuries, and other health-care problems. Yet even as he tried to give patients hope, his own heart would sink as he realized, I've seen the end of you. But it became far more personal when the acclaimed doctor experienced an unimaginable family tragedy. That's when he reached the end of himself. Page-turning medical stories serve as the backdrop for a raw, honest look at how we can remain on solid ground when everything goes wrong and how we can find light in the darkest hours of life. I've Seen the End of You is the rare book that offers tender empathy and tangible hope for those who are suffering. No matter what you're facing, this doesn't have to be the end. Even when nothing seems to makes sense, God can transform your circumstances and your life. And he can offer a new beginning.

I Have Seen The Future

Author : Peter Hartshorn
ISBN : 9781582438825
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“A fascinating history of the age when magazine writers steered national opinion . . . This is an extraordinary book about a complex man.” —American Journalism Review At the dawn of the twentieth century, Lincoln Steffens, an internationally known and respected political insider, went rogue to work for McClure’s Magazine. Credited as the proverbial father of muckraking reporting, Steffens quickly rose to the top of McClure’s team of investigative journalists, earning him the attention of many powerful politicians who utilized his knack for tireless probing to battle government corruption and greedy politicians. A mentor of Walter Lippmann, friend of Theodore Roosevelt, and advisor of Woodrow Wilson, Steffens is best known for bringing to light the Mexican Revolution, the 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times, and the Versailles peace talks. Now, with print journalism and investigative reporters on the decline, Lincoln Steffens’ biography serves as a necessary call to arms for the newspaper industry. Hartshorn’s extensive research captures each detail of Steffens’ life—from his private letters to friends to his long and colorful career—and delves into the ongoing internal struggle between his personal life and his overpowering devotion to the “cause.” “Absorbing . . . [Hartshorn] has produced a biography that is prodigiously researched, fantastically interesting, and extremely well-written. Steffens would have been pleased by how well Hartshorn has turned him inside out.” —The New York Times “Well-researched and well-written.” —The Wall Street Journal “Outstanding . . . those concerned about freedom of the press and the role of investigative journalism will take comfort in Steffens’s legacy as artfully told here.” —Library Journal, starred review

The Trouble I Ve Seen

Author : Martha Gellhorn
ISBN : 1906011621
Genre : History
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A collection of four heart-rending stories of the Great Depression based on Martha Gellhorn's time as a special correspondent for the Roosevelt White House.

Calling It As I Ve Seen It

Author : Shyrlee Moore
ISBN : 9781499076981
Genre : Poetry
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Calling It As I See It is a book of poetry portraying Black life, in general, as I have seen it throughout my life. Each short story in rhyme is written from the heart. I think some will touch you personally and others will remind you of the trail and tribulations of others. I am thankful to God for the gift of rhyme.

I Ve Seen You Naked

Author : B.S. Hayden
ISBN : 9781479745685
Genre : Travel
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Chapter One In this chapter is the information needed to prepare for your journey and what to as well as what not to pack in your luggage. So let’s get right to it and make your next trip a safe and more pleasurable experience. First off let’s get you in the mindset for flying and the need for planning. When planning a trip one usually has a certain destination in mind. Whether your destination is for business or pleasure the principals are the same. There is always how long are you staying and what to bring? The how long are you planning to stay is usually already established in most cases. However, in the case of the business traveler whose schedules is determined by the office, a client, or even flight schedules may dictate ones planning. This usually means everything is up in the air and can leave a lot to be desired. With this in mind whether business or pleasure the basics still apply. So let’s look at the traveler that is planning a pleasure trip. In this case the time to think about the airport is when you start planning your trip. Since the events on September 11, 2001, the whole mind set of traveling has been put on it ear so to speak. As it is with most individuals, myself included before I became a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) with the (TSA) in 2002, the name of the game was haphazard packing as a rule of thumb. This is what I call having most of the items in your luggage placed there the night before your departure. Usually these items are things that never get used in the course of ones travels. Such items as too many shoes, clothing, unnecessary foods and some toys are among the many things that are packed in luggage across this nation that need not be included. I am sure most of you know exactly what I am talking about. A good example is when I went sailing on a 32 foot sail boat in the Caribbean for a week with my daughter and son-in-law in 2000. I had packed enough clothes for a week only to use half the items packed. In this case I really only needed a swimsuit, several shirts, two pairs of shoes and traveling clothes. What is my style? There are other types of packers that travel the skyways. One of these is the individual that packs like the ones you might see in the movies or in one of your favorite television programs or commercials. Opening the dresser drawers and just stuffing items in the luggage. These individuals, while in their own rights, see no harm in the form of packing, however, they will have some difficulties at the airport. This form of packing makes inspection of their personal items by TSA difficult at best. With all the modern x-ray equipment used in today’s airports and new technologies being developed continuously, it is still up to the TSO to determine the nature of the items within your luggage. And this form of packing has and does create problems for these passengers. Ways to avoid this will be addressed later in this chapter. Then there is the traveler at the other end of the packing spectrum that has everything folded and arranged perfectly so that everything within that piece of luggage has a rhyme and a purpose for its placement. This can be either a male or a female doing the packing. These types of pack jobs are in themselves great to look at and for the most part we as the ones screening that piece of luggage look forward to. But as in all cases even these types of luggage have their problems too. The level of inspection being performed on that piece of luggage and the individual doing the screening has a lot to do with the level of neatness your luggage is in when returned to you. Not all TSOs, to be honest with you, are interested in repacking your items as carefully as you would. Even though the TSA has spent many hours training TSOs on the proper procedures for inspecting person’s luggage and the items within that piece of luggage, the manner in which the luggage has been packed may cause difficulties in its self.

Things I Ve Learned Lately

Author : Danae Jacobson
ISBN : 9780307565136
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Teenager Danae Jacobson, an exciting new voice in young adult publishing, offers insights and asks questions gleaned from a perceptive and refreshingly simple view of the world around her. In a debut book, Things I've Learned Lately, her short essays on the life lessons she's experienced discuss everything from love and relationships to the meaning of seasons and of death. Chapters include "Midnight Laughing Cleanses You," "There Is a Time for Everything," and "The Stars Shine Brighter When There Is No Moon." Danae explores simple truths such as, "Forgiving someone is proof of your love," and, "Coincidences are really 'God-things,'" offering an honest, hopeful approach to young people who, like herself, are striving to match the challenges of life with a firm faith.

Sexual Revolutions In Cuba

Author : Carrie Hamilton
ISBN : 9780807882511
Genre : History
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In Sexual Revolutions in Cuba Carrie Hamilton delves into the relationship between passion and politics in revolutionary Cuba to present a comprehensive history of sexuality on the island from the triumph of the Revolution in 1959 into the twenty-first century. Drawing on an unused body of oral history interviews as well as press accounts, literary works, and other published sources, Hamilton pushes beyond official government rhetoric and explores how the wider changes initiated by the Revolution have affected the sexual lives of Cuban citizens. She foregrounds the memories and emotions of ordinary Cubans and compares these experiences with changing policies and wider social, political, and economic developments to reveal the complex dynamic between sexual desire and repression in revolutionary Cuba. Showing how revolutionary and prerevolutionary values coexist in a potent and sometimes contradictory mix, Hamilton addresses changing patterns in heterosexual relations, competing views of masculinity and femininity, same-sex relationships and homophobia, AIDS, sexual violence, interracial relationships, and sexual tourism. Hamilton's examination of sexual experiences across generations and social groups demonstrates that sexual politics have been integral to the construction of a new revolutionary Cuban society.


Author : Robert Gay
ISBN : 1592133401
Genre : Political Science
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Favelas, or shantytowns, are where cocaine is mainly sold in Rio de Janeiro. There are some six hundred favelas in the city, and most of them are controlled by well-organized and heavily armed drug gangs. The struggle for the massive profits from this drug trade has resulted in what are increasingly violent and deadly confrontations between rival drug gangs and a corrupt and brutal police force, that have transformed parts of the city into a war-zone. Lucia tells the story of one woman who was once intimately involved with drug gang life in Rio throughout the 1990s. Through a series of conversations with the author, Lucia describes conditions of poverty, violence, and injustice that are simply unimaginable to outsiders. In doing so, she explains why women like her become involved with drugs and gangs, and why this situation is unlikely to change.

Cricket Kings

Author : William McInnes
ISBN : 9780733625435
Genre : Fiction
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One of Australia's best loved writers, William McInnes makes us laugh, cry and grab life with both hands. Chris Andersen loves cricket. He may not be a legend like Bradman or Boonie, but in the Yarraville West Fourths, Chris Andersen is king. He is the captain, the coach, the manager and, thankfully, a player. They are getting hard to find, players. Every Saturday in summer Chris ropes together a motley team of men and a couple of boys to turn up in their cricket whites to try and win a game. Everyone has a different reason for being there: to hear the music from a nearby house, a block out the memories of another place, to be entertained, to please their dad, or just to have a go. And everyone has a story to tell. 'Marvellous reading' - Woman's Day 'Entertaining' - West Australian 'A book about a lot more than cricket... And even though you laugh out loud, you recognise something real' - The Age 'Big-hearted novel with character, leaving the reader with the urge to stand up and cheer' - Sunday Telegraph 'An affectionate, gentle and touching tribute to cricket and blokes who play it for love, not money' - Adelaide Advertiser

Stuck In The Middle With You

Author : Jennifer Finney Boylan
ISBN : 9780307952844
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Finney Boylan returns with a remarkable memoir about gender and parenting that discusses how families are shaped and the difficulties and wonders of being human. A father for six years, a mother for ten, and for a time in between, neither, or both, Jennifer Finney Boylan has seen parenthood from both sides of the gender divide. When her two children were young, Boylan came out as transgender, and as Jenny transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mother, her family faced unique challenges and questions. In this thoughtful, tear-jerking, hilarious memoir, Jenny asks what it means to be a father, or a mother, and to what extent gender shades our experiences as parents. Through both her own story and incredibly insightful interviews with others, including Richard Russo, Edward Albee, Ann Beattie, Augusten Burroughs, Susan Minot, Trey Ellis, Timothy Kreider, and more, Jenny examines relationships between fathers, mothers, and children; people's memories of the children they were and the parents they became; and the many different ways a family can be. With an Afterword by Anna Quindlen, Stuck in the Middle with You is a brilliant meditation on raising—and on being—a child. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

Like A Tree

Author : Janine Folks
ISBN : 9781483687322
Genre : Self-Help
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Like a Tree is a collection of inspirational weekly columns that appeared in the Telegram Newspaper under the heading: Walking By Faith between 2001 and 2013. This third volume, Like a Tree, contains select powerful messages. These writings fulfill Janines mandate to Go Girl: Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15). These articles have blessed countless readers in Michigan, across the United States and abroad. Some have been published in other periodicals, circulated via email, U.S. mail, shared Facebook posts and blogs. These powerful messages are timeless and will continue to bless readers.

The Study Of Ethnomusicology

Author : Bruno Nettl
ISBN : 0252030338
Genre : Music
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A landmark in ethnomusicology, expanded and revised

A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius

Author : Dave Eggers
ISBN : 9781447294429
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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‘Heartbreaking? Certainly. Staggering? Yes, I’d say so. And if genius is capturing the universal in a fresh and memorable way, call it that too’ Anthony Quinn, Sunday Times ‘Is this how all orphans would speak – “I am at once pitiful and monstrous, I know” – if they had Dave Eggers’s prodigious linguistic gifts? For he does write wonderfully, and this is an extremely impressive debut’ John Banville, Irish Times ‘A virtuosic piece of writing, a big, daring, manic-depressive stew of a book that noisily announces the debut of a talented – yes, staggeringly talented – new writer’ – Michiko Kakutani, New York Times ‘Exhilarating . . . Profoundly moving, occasionally angry and often hilarious . . . A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is, finally, a finite book of jest, which is why it succeeds so brilliantly’ – New York Times Book Review ‘What is really shocking and exciting is the book’s sheer rage. AHWOSG is truly ferocious, like any work of genius. Eggers – self-reliant, transcendent, expansive – is Emerson’s ideal Young American. [The book] does itself justice: it is a settling of accounts. And it is almost too good to be believed’ – London Review of Books ‘A hilarious book . . . In it, literary gamesmanship and self-consciousness are trained on life’s most unendurable experience, used to examine a memory too scorching to stare at, as one views an eclipse by projecting sunlight onto paper through a pinhole’ – Time ‘Eggers evokes the terrible beauty of youth like a young Bob Dylan, frothing with furious anger . . . He takes us close, shows us as much as he can bear . . . His book is a comic and moving witness that transcends and transgresses formal boundaries’ – Washington Post

Think On These Things

Author : Thomas J. Murphy
ISBN : 9781479728398
Genre : Social Science
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Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has purpose, all events are blessings given to us to learn from. George Bernard Shaw In these essays the author, having gained experience through a remarkable series of diverse occupations and associations, provides his seasoned, is sometimes acerbic opinions on matters of faith, morals, politics, the national economy, foreign affairs and family values.Some of the opinions echo Albert Camus's observation, "The struggle is endless and futile, but engaging in the struggle is what makes one human".

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