A Life for a Life Book

A Life for a Life


  • Author : Ernest Hill
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2005-01-25
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9780743281607

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Explores the unlikely relationship that develops between young D'Ray Reid and the father of another man he kills in a violent armed robbery gone bad.

A Life for a Life Book
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A Life for a Life


  • Author : Carol Wyer
  • Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
  • Date : 2022-03-15
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 1542021073

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Nobody can get into the mind of an erratic killer--except an unpredictable detective. When a young man is found lying on a station platform with a hole in his head, DI Kate Young is called in to investigate the grisly murder. But the killing is no one-off. As bodies start to pile up, she is faced with what might be an impossible task--to hunt down a ruthless killer on a seemingly random rampage. Meanwhile, Kate has her own demons to battle as she struggles to come to terms with her husband's death. And she is hell-bent on exposing corruption within the force and bringing Superintendent John Dickson to justice. But with the trail of deception running deeper--and closer to home--than she could ever have imagined, she no longer knows who she can trust. With her grip on reality slipping, Kate realises that maybe she and the killer are not so different after all. But time is running out and Kate is low on options. Can she catch the killer before she loses everything?

A Life for a Life Book

A Life for a Life


  • Author : Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1859
  • Category :
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : SRLF:AA0016184392

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A Life for Freedom Book

A Life for Freedom


  • Author : Denis Goldberg
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Date : 2016-03-18
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN : 9780813166858

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From June 1963 to October 1964, ten antiapartheid activists were tried at South Africa's Pretoria Supreme Court. Standing among the accused with Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, and Walter Sisulu was Denis Goldberg. Charged under the Sabotage and Suppression of Communism Acts for "campaigning to overthrow the government by violent revolution," Goldberg was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment. The only white man convicted during the infamous Rivonia trial, he played a historic role in the struggle for justice in South Africa. In this remarkable autobiography, Goldberg discusses growing up acutely aware of the injustice permeating his homeland. He joined the South African Communist Party and helped found the Congress of Democrats. It was his role as an officer in the armed underground wing of the African National Congress (ANC), however, that led to his life sentence -- the outcome of which was a staggering twenty-two years behind bars. While he was incarcerated, the racist dogma of apartheid imposed complete separation from his black comrades and colleagues, a segregation that denied him both the companionship and the counsel of his fellow accused. Recounted with humor and humility, Goldberg's story not only provides a sweeping overview of life in South Africa both during and after apartheid, but also illuminates the experiences of the activists and oppressors whose fates were bound together.

A Life for Language Book

A Life for Language


  • Author : Robert A. Hall, Jr.
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Date : 1990-01-01
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9789027278074

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Leonard Bloomfield (1887-1949) was one of the greatest linguists of the twentieth century. He devoted his entire life to a thorough-going study of language, its structure and its use, summed up in masterly fashion in his book Language (1933). After his premature death at the age of 62, his work was at first acclaimed as an exemplary application of the scientific method to linguistics, but then fell into unjustified neglect. Now that the centenary of his birth has passed, the time has come for the story of Bloomfield's life and work to be recounted in a biography. Accordingly, basing his discussion on all available materials (including some information not accessible until recently), Professor Hall has presented Bloomfield's life history in its intellectual and cultural setting. This book is not only a biography, but also a personal memoir, in which Hall draws on his contacts with Bloomfield, who was his teacher at Chicago and a senior colleague at Yale. There emerges from this study a fuller picture than we have had heretofore, presenting both Bloomfield's recognized achievement in establishing the study of language as a scientific discipline, and the less-known aspects of his character and of his personal life, which in certain respects was very tragic and sad.

My Life as a Book Book
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My Life as a Book


  • Author : Janet Tashjian
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Date : 2010-07-20
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1429930322

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Summer's finally here, and Derek Fallon is looking forward to pelting the UPS truck with water balloons, climbing onto the garage roof, and conducting silly investigations. But when his parents decide to send him to Learning Camp, Derek's dreams of fun come to an end. Ever since he's been labeled a "reluctant reader," his mom has pushed him to read "real" books-something other than his beloved Calvin & Hobbes. As Derek forges unexpected friendships and uncovers a family secret involving himself (in diapers! no less), he realizes that adventures and surprises are around the corner, complete with curve balls. My Life as a Book is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Recollections of a Life of Adventure Book

Recollections of a Life of Adventure


  • Author : William Stamer
  • Publisher : Applewood Books
  • Date : 2001-01-01
  • Category : Travel
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 9781429004015

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An English adventurer goes around the world. While in America, he travels around the Mid-Atlantic region, and expresses sympathy for the Southern states. A swashbucking work rather atypical of this collection. vol. 2 of 2

A Life of Solitude Book

A Life of Solitude


  • Author : Jadwiga Kosicka
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Date : 1989
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 0810108089

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A Life of Solitude is a biography of Polish playwright Stanislawa Przybyszewska (1901-35). One of the finest plays about the French Revolution, The Danton Case, was written by this unknown Polish woman living in obscurity in the free city of Danzig. The illegitimate daughter of writer Stanislaw Przybyszewski, she became a writer against long odds and at the cost of her health, her sanity, and eventually her life. A Life of Solitude shows how she chose her vocation, examine her ideas about writing, and reveal her struggle with material existence. Tragically, she came to substitute creativity for life and clung to her sense of calling with a stubbornness that dulled the instinct for self-preservation and led to her death from morphine and malnutrition at age thirty-four.

Half a Life Book
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Half a Life


  • Author : Darin Strauss
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Date : 2011-05-31
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780679643821

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In this powerful, unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Darin Strauss examines the far-reaching consequences of the tragic moment that has shadowed his whole life. In his last month of high school, he was behind the wheel of his dad's Oldsmobile, driving with friends, heading off to play mini-golf. Then: a classmate swerved in front of his car. The collision resulted in her death. With piercing insight and stark prose, Darin Strauss leads us on a deeply personal, immediate, and emotional journey—graduating high school, going away to college, starting his writing career, falling in love with his future wife, becoming a father. Along the way, he takes a hard look at loss and guilt, maturity and accountability, hope and, at last, acceptance. The result is a staggering, uplifting tour de force. Look for special features inside, including an interview with Colum McCann.

Live a Life of Virtual Success Book

Live a Life of Virtual Success


  • Author : Philip Rochford
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Date : 2003-12
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN : 9780595293971

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Live a life of "Virtual" Success shows you how to design and live the life you want. You will not attempt to build a house without a plan. Your life is much more important than a house, so you should get a blueprint for it. This book gives you that blueprint for your life that you can refer to over and over again. It will show you how to make those vital dreams come true, so that you can be happy and fulfilled. Your blueprint identifies the major success factors necessary to design and create your future. It shows you: how-to determine if you really want to change what is happening in your life. how-to underscore that your new life is possible and to set your priorities. how-to take appropriate action on your vision to move from speaking and thinking of it, to living and accomplishing it. You will discover how to move into action to release your uniqueness. Also, it will show you how to choose the personal success strategies that can release your full potential, deliver the vision you have for your life, and be the best that you can be.

A Life of Faith Book

A Life of Faith


  • Author : Elsie Moses Huck Detweiler
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Date : 2005-12
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9780595375820

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Elsie Moses Huck Detweiler is an educator and evangelist with a love for people, God's Word, and the Lord. She is a visionary with the remarkable ability to surround herself with people who make her dreams come true. Her touching autobiography, A Life of Faith, begins with her early years in a prosperous Pennsylvania Dutch family hit hard by the Depression. Seemingly happy on the outside, Elsie is terribly lonely and plagued by fears of death. At fifteen, she experiences personal salvation that results in life-long peace and freedom from her oppression. Moved to share the gospel and minister to the needs of others, she and her husband pioneer alcohol rehabilitation in the days before treatment centers and personally develop two successful programs still in operation today. Tragically widowed at a young age, Elsie soldiers on with a series of remarkable ministries in the home mission field. In her own words, Elsie shares her amazing story, revealing her courage, strength, and fortitude. Inspiring and powerful, A Life of Faith offers a compelling look at how one woman changed the lives of many.

Designing Your Life Book
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Designing Your Life


  • Author : Bill Burnett
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Date : 2016-09-20
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781101875339

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.

Now All Roads Lead to France  A Life of Edward Thomas Book

Now All Roads Lead to France A Life of Edward Thomas


  • Author : Matthew Hollis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Date : 2012-10-22
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780393089837

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Winner of the Costa Biography Award, a fascinating exploration of one of the twentieth century’s most influential poets. Edward Thomas was perhaps the most beguiling and influential of the war poets. This haunting account of his final five years follows him from his beloved English countryside to the battlefield in France where he lost his life. When he met the American poet Robert Frost in 1913, Thomas was tormented by feelings of failure in his work and in his marriage. With Frost’s encouragement he began writing poem after poem as he finally found the expression for which he had spent his life searching. But the First World War put an ocean between them: Frost returned to New England while Thomas enlisted and went to fight in France. It is these roads taken—and not taken—that are at the heart of this unforgettable book, which culminates in Thomas’s tragic death on Easter Monday, 1917. Now All Roads Lead to France encompasses an astonishingly creative moment in English literature, when London was a battleground for new, ambitious writing. A generation that included W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Rupert Brooke was “making it new”—vehemently and pugnaciously—and this dazzling biography places Thomas firmly in their midst.