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The Heart That Bleeds

The Heart That Bleeds

Latin America Now

  • Author: Alma Guillermoprieto
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307787966
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 368
  • View: 4469
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An extraordinarily vivid, unflinching series of portraits of South America today, written from the inside out, by the award-winning New Yorker journalist and widely admired author of Samba. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Heart That Bleeds

A Heart That Bleeds

The Dilemma of a Widow

  • Author: Israel Tyav Ajons
  • Publisher: America Star Books
  • ISBN: 9781462694440
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 112
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The lost (death) of a husband is what no widow want to be reminded of and yet it remains fresh on her heart as she confront issues of life daily. The events that followed shortly, the seizure of all their assets by her husband relatives, the withdrawal of her children from school for her inability to pay their school fees, her maltreatment in the hands of many, the general accusations label against her for his death and the severe difficulty of meeting the basic necessity of her home has caused deep wounds in her heart which have continued to bleed. Who will help heal the wounds, who? While her husband lived he has vast acres of land but now that he lies in the grave all that has been taken over by his brothers and relatives and none left to her. Now she beg for a piece of land to farm she live like a slave and yet she must remain faithful to the dead . Oh my people, Oh Africa why deal so wickedly with her that is grieved for the death of her husband. You may say it is our tradition, indeed very satanic and wicked is this your tradition, please make a change for good.

Looking for History

Looking for History

Dispatches from Latin America

  • Author: Alma Guillermoprieto
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 9780307426673
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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From the esteemed New Yorker correspondent comes an incisive volume of essays and reportage that vividly illuminates Latin America’s recent history. Only Alma Guillermoprieto, the most highly regarded writer on the region, could unravel the complex threads of Colombia’s cocaine wars or assess the combination of despotism, charm, and political jiu-jitsu that has kept Fidel Castro in power for more than 40 years. And no one else can write with such acumen and sympathy about statesmen and campesinos, leftist revolutionaries and right-wing militias, and political figures from Evita Peron to Mexico’s irrepressible president, Vicente Fox. Whether she is following the historic papal visit to Havana or staying awake for a pre-dawn interview with an insomniac Subcomandante Marcos, Guillermoprieto displays both the passion and knowledge of an insider and the perspective of a seasoned analyst. Looking for History is journalism in the finest traditions of Joan Didion, V. S. Naipaul, and Ryszard Kapucinski: observant, empathetic, and beautifully written. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Heart That Bleeds

The Heart That Bleeds

A Look Into a Poet's Heart

  • Author: Reganhia Mellissa Wright
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781536816778
  • Category:
  • Page: 36
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"The heart that bleeds" is a work of love by the self published Author, Reganhia Wright. Twenty heart felt poems that weave tales of Love, Desire, Passion, Death, Lust, Heartbreak, Longing, Depression, Infidelity and finally Acceptance. It tells the story of Reganhia's journey from a tormented heart to wanting to become glimpses of the woman she catches in the mirror. It takes the reader on an exhilarating journey, from the passion of a lover's kiss to the heartbreak of starting over. She opens the world to her vulnerability, while expressing the deepest and darkest parts of a poet's soul. Welcome.... The poet hopes to leave the echo of her words engraved on the chambers of your heart and seared into the membranes of your soul, while your brain grips her words like a long lost child who has returned home. The author seeks to illustrate through her writing that no matter what the human heart goes through on this journey called life, we all live to breathe again.

Samba

Samba

  • Author: Alma Guillermoprieto
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 9780679732563
  • Category: History
  • Page: 244
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A Mexican dancer and journalist in Rio de Janeiro describes the life and culture of Black Brazilians, drawing on her experiences with samba players in Rio's slums

Red Letters

Red Letters

Living a Faith That Bleeds

  • Author: Tom Davis
  • Publisher: David C Cook
  • ISBN: 9781434766663
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 196
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"I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me."? Matthew 25:42-43 ESV In many Bibles, Christ’s words are set apart with a red font. It should be obvious, but this distinction helps remind us that when God becomes Man and that Man speaks—it’s probably something we cannot afford to miss. So why doesn’t the church take these “red letters” to heart? Why aren’t we doing more to be Christ’s hands and feet to the poor, the disenfranchised, the weary, the ill, the fatherless, the prisoners? It’s all there—in red letters. Why has the Church shirked its responsibilities, leaving the work to be done by governments, rock stars, and celebrities? The Gospel wasn’t only meant to be read—it was meant to be lived. From the HIV crisis in Africa to a single abused and lonely child in Russia, the Church must seize the opportunity to serve with a radical, reckless abandon. Author Tom Davis offers both challenge and encouragement to get involved in an increasingly interconnected, desperate modern world.

Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart

A Timeless Fable About Living Life with Passion

  • Author: Xavier Saer
  • Publisher: BookBaby
  • ISBN: 0987281690
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 310
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Bleeding Heart is a timeless fable about living life with passion. It will bring joy to your soul as you turn the pages ever faster. In a grey, permanently overcast city in South America, a child is born with a gap in his chest; a heart that is open to the world. To most, it appears to be a weakness. It is in fact a gift. Sole heir to a wealthy sugar plantation, his totalitarian father tries to force him to follow the family tradition of administering their slave-run empire. Paco refuses, opting to follow his dream of singing. Driven from his home by his father’s ultimatum, Paco is lured into a world of political deception where his musical abilities land him on the wrong side of the law... and deeply in love. Having to run for his life and freedom. Escaping to the Andes, fate leads him to a mystical Inca shaman, who teaches him how to follow his heart and his inner voice. He is confronted with the decision; to have a heart that bleeds forever, or choose the path where there’s no more bleeding - even if it means death. He discovers that nothing is impossible, and that living with an open heart is not weakness, but a gift to the world. Xavier the songwriter has become a story teller, but his words are not just words, they are lyrics that drip strength and passion. Testimonial “An inspirational journey into a heart that allows you to experience every aspect of love, heartbreak, glory and triumph. Xavier Saer exposes himself through his main character and takes the reader on a life changing journey that allows us to question every aspect of our lives through another man’s adventure. A Beautiful story that is beautifully written with a message that will linger through the generations” - Leanne Manas, Award-winning TV presenter. “Inspiring journey into the heart of a destiny fuelled by passion and redeemed by love, our ultimate Destiny.” - Natalie B Becker, Award-winning actress, presenter, author and speaker. This novel is about following your dreams and pursuing your destiny to the end. Why did it come to me? Who am I to tell such a story? I’ve always asked myself these questions... I’m no shaman. I’m no wise man. I don’t have a PhD, nor have I written a dozen books. However, the one thing I’ve always done is to follow my inner voice, the voice of my heart. Except, almost, for that one August night... The One (as God is called in the book) speaks to all of us uniquely. That fateful night, He spoke to me and I told Him to leave me alone; I was too tired. I wasn’t prepared to listen. I told Him ‘I had a life.’ Thank heavens, (excuse the pun), The One is persistent. I needed a hurricane in my earlobe before I took notice. I have since learned my lesson... and a whisper now is more than sufficient. I guess He had something to say and He chose me for a reason. I know that one day, I’ll find out. Until then, I will feel blessed and grateful... for His choice of messenger. We all have bleeding hearts. We aren’t born with them - we make them bleed as we grow older. We make our hearts bleed with our ego, our arrogance, our fear, our hate, and all those negative feelings. But there is a remedy for a bleeding heart and it’s not material. You can’t buy it... and you can’t get it from someone else. It is no secret, and it’s free. There’s only one thing that can cure a bleeding heart. That remedy is Love. This is a story about Love.

Dancing with Cuba

Dancing with Cuba

A Memoir of the Revolution

  • Author: Alma Guillermoprieto
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307425444
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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In 1970 a young dancer named Alma Guillermoprieto left New York to take a job teaching at Cuba’s National School of Dance. For six months, she worked in mirrorless studios (it was considered more revolutionary); her poorly trained but ardent students worked without them but dreamt of greatness. Yet in the midst of chronic shortages and revolutionary upheaval, Guillermoprieto found in Cuba a people whose sense of purpose touched her forever. In this electrifying memoir, Guillermoprieto–now an award-winning journalist and arguably one of our finest writers on Latin America– resurrects a time when dancers and revolutionaries seemed to occupy the same historical stage and even a floor exercise could be a profoundly political act. Exuberant and elegiac, tender and unsparing, Dancing with Cuba is a triumph of memory and feeling. From the Trade Paperback edition.

I Saw a City Invincible

I Saw a City Invincible

Urban Portraits of Latin America

  • Author: Gilbert Michael Joseph,Mark D. Szuchman
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780842024969
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 213
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When the Spaniards settled in Latin America, they immediately surrounded themselves with cities. Equating civilization with urban existence, the early conquerors of the New World rapidly established themselves as urban lords. Latin American cities then became synonymous with Spanish power and all of its privileged attributes: political authority, ecclesiastical activity, commerce, finance, and conspicuous consumption. This volume represents some of the most enduring reflections on the Latin American city. All of the essays were written by public officials, journalists, and social commentators, among others, who participated actively in the affairs of the cities they so perceptively describe. The collection offers critical analyses spanning hundreds of years, beginning with the era of the conquistadores in Tenochtitl·n and continuing to the deafening bustle of today's urban crowds in Mexico City. Professors Gilbert Joseph and Mark Szuchman offer translations of classic pieces by writers previously little known to Western audiences: Cobo, GarcÌa, Santos Vilhena, and Leite de Barros.

Bleeding Talent

Bleeding Talent

How the US Military Mismanages Great Leaders and Why It's Time for a Revolution

  • Author: Tim Kane
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1137280735
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
  • View: 3428
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A revolutionary look at how the armed forces need to update management policies

Bleeding Ink

Bleeding Ink

A Poetry Compilation

  • Author: Robert J. Maxie, Jr.
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781545218136
  • Category:
  • Page: 66
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In this book, Is a collection of poems. Words coming directly from the heart. Conceived in the mind and the heart of a sixteen year old boy. Every word is a heartbeat. Each poem is a work of art in its purest form...honest emotion.

Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

  • Author: Sunil Yapa
  • Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books
  • ISBN: 0316386529
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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An Amazon Best Book of the Year A Washington Post Notable Book A Barnes & Noble Discover Pick One of Bustle's "Most Important Books of 2016" Named Most Anticipated Book of the Year in Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, TIME, Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune, BuzzFeed, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, Orlando Sentinel, Ploughshares, Bustle, TheMillions, BookRiot, The Oregonian, The San Diego Union-Tribune, River City Reading, Indigo Grief-stricken after his mother's death and three years of wandering the world, Victor is longing for a family and a sense of purpose. He believes he's found both when he returns home to Seattle only to be swept up in a massive protest. With young, biracial Victor o one side of the barricades and his estranged father--the white chief of police--on the opposite, the day descends into chaos, capturing in its confusion the activists, police, bystanders, and citizens from all around the world who'd arrived that day brimming with hope. By the day's end, they have all committed acts they never thought possible. As heartbreaking as it is pulse-pounding, Yapa's virtuosic debut asks profound questions about the power of empathy in our hyper-connected modern world, and the limits of compassion, all while exploring how far we must go for family, for justice, and for love.

My Life on the Road

My Life on the Road

  • Author: Gloria Steinem
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • ISBN: 1780749198
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. Every fall, her father would pack the family into the car and they would drive across the country, in search of their next adventure. The seeds were planted: Steinem would spend much of her life on the road, as a journalist, organizer, activist, and speaker. In vivid stories that span an entire career, Steinem writes about her time on the campaign trail, from Bobby Kennedy to Hillary Clinton; her early exposure to social activism in India; organizing ground-up movements in America; the taxi drivers who were "vectors of modern myths" and the airline stewardesses who embraced feminism; and the infinite contrasts, the "surrealism in everyday life" that Steinem encountered as she travelled back and forth across the country. With the unique perspective of one of the greatest feminist icons of the 20th and 21st centuries, here is an inspiring, profound, enlightening memoir of one woman's life-long journey.

A Broken Heart Still Beats

A Broken Heart Still Beats

After Your Child Dies

  • Author: Anne McCracken,Mary Semel
  • Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781568385563
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 295
  • View: 909
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Doing a Bit of Bleeding

Doing a Bit of Bleeding

Stories

  • Author: Nate Liederbach
  • Publisher: Ghost Road Publishing Group Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780976072928
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 175
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In a substantial literary work that leaves readers satiated yet challenged, Liederbach has created a study of the frailty of the human heart and its capacity for love amid irresolvable disappointment and extraordinary beauty.

November of the Heart

November of the Heart

  • Author: LaVyrle Spencer
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101214163
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 432
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This title has been removed from sale by Penguin Group, USA.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

An Indian History of the American West

  • Author: Dee Brown
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453274146
  • Category: History
  • Page: 494
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The “fascinating” #1 New York Times bestseller that awakened the world to the destruction of American Indians in the nineteenth-century West (The Wall Street Journal). First published in 1970, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee generated shockwaves with its frank and heartbreaking depiction of the systematic annihilation of American Indian tribes across the western frontier. In this nonfiction account, Dee Brown focuses on the betrayals, battles, and massacres suffered by American Indians between 1860 and 1890. He tells of the many tribes and their renowned chiefs—from Geronimo to Red Cloud, Sitting Bull to Crazy Horse—who struggled to combat the destruction of their people and culture. Forcefully written and meticulously researched, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee inspired a generation to take a second look at how the West was won. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

The Prophet

The Prophet

  • Author: Kahlil Gibran
  • Publisher: Rajpal & Sons
  • ISBN: 9788170287636
  • Category: Meditation
  • Page: 96
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The Prophet is a book of 26 poetic essays written in English in 1923 by the Lebanese-American artist, philosopher and writer Khalil Gibran. An all time classic and world wide bestseller. Prophet, after twelve years of living in a foreign country, is about to set sail to go home when he is stopped by a group of people who ask him about the various aspects of life. Prophet's answers are twenty-six sermons offering insights of profound wisdom which are universally true. The inclusion of sketches made by the author enhance the appeal of this book.