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My Own Words

My Own Words

  • Author: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501145266
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 400
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The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993—a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women’s rights, and popular culture. My Own Words offers Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book’s sampling is selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams. Justice Ginsburg has written an introduction to the book, and Hartnett and Williams introduce each chapter, giving biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted. This is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America’s most influential women.

My Own Words

My Own Words

  • Author: Ruth Bader Ginsburg,Wendy W. Williams
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 150114524X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 400
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"The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993--a ... collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had [an] ... influence on law, women's rights, and popular culture"--

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1501145258
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In My Own Words

In My Own Words

Living with Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Author: Ted Goodrich
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1532000901
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 180
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Ted Goodrich had everything going for him at age twenty-three, but he didnt realize it until it was all taken away. He had just finished playing in a softball game when he went home to get changed before meeting some friends. His friends wondered why he never showed up. They found out why when they learned hed been found unconscious at the bottom of his apartment stairs. He had a fractured skull, severe brain swelling, and bleeding in and around his brain. Everyone thought he would die, including doctors who told his mom she may want to consider taking him off life support. But instead, she approved a risky surgery, and ten days after his accident, he woke up from a coma. But life was different: Goodrich had no memories and had to learn how to walk and talk again. His life became a never-ending series of sessions with physical therapists, speech therapists, and other specialists. Very few people are able to survive the type of accident that Goodrich endured, and those who do must learn to live a new life. Find out how he has endured in this story defined by faith, courage, love, and family. Forword Clarion Review: Goodrich's rocky road to recovery was miraculous. He died four times in the ambulance, and the doctors said the would either be in a coma forever or have significant brain damage. While he was unconscious, his mother approved a risky surgery to remove part of his skull; this left him with post-traumatic amnesia and years of therapy ahead of him. The story, which has all the makings of a Hollywood tearjerker. Kirkus Review: In telling his story, Goodrich has a tendency to overemphasize, unnecessary information, relating extensive medical explanations and tiny details from the scenes her re-creates. When those scenes of non-recognition and personal struggle get going, however, they can be candid, heartbreaking, and exceptionally insightful. His lucid descriptions often reveal an unexpected range of emotions that go far beyond the expected despair or determinations found in similar stories.

In My Own Words

In My Own Words

The Autobiography

  • Author: Paul Galvin
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473509742
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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One of the greatest GAA footballers of the modern era, Paul Galvin has enjoyed a brilliant and at times controversial career. Winning four senior All Ireland medals with Kerry and eight Munster championships, he was also a three-time All Star and 2009 Footballer of the Year. His inter-county career took off in the late 1990s, when he picked up a Munster minor championship medal in 1997 and another at under-21 level in 1999. But it was in the senior team throughout the 2000s that Paul came into his own. In a period defined by great rivalry with Tyrone, he became a key playmaker for Kerry, never failing to give his all in pursuit of victory. Over the course of a career marked by courage, physicality and an intense passion for the Green and Gold, there were many glorious days. There were other days too, with controversial incidents that led to a number of suspensions, most notably in 2008, the year in which Paul also had the honour of being the Kerry captain. 2009 brought redemption. But 2010 presented new challenges. In this fiercely honest autobiography, Paul offers – in his own words – a compelling, unflinching account of a career that has fascinated football fans for over a decade.

Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell

In Her Own Words

  • Author: Malka Marom
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • ISBN: 1770905812
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 292
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A lush exploration of Joni Mitchell's career and art. When singer, musician, and broadcast journalist Malka Marom had the opportunity to interview Joni Mitchell in 1973, she was eager to reconnect with the performer she'd first met late one night in 1966 at a Yorkville coffeehouse. More conversations followed over the next four decades of friendship, and it was only after Joni and Malka completed their most recent recorded interview, in 2012, that Malka discovered the heart of their discussions: the creative process. In Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words, Joni and Malka follow this thread through seven decades of life and art, discussing the influence of Joni's childhood, love and loss, playing dives and huge festivals, acclaim and criticism, poverty and affluence, glamorous triumphs and tragic mistakes . . . This riveting narrative, told in interviews, lyrics, paintings, and photographs, is shared in the hope of illuminating a timeless body of work and inspiring others.

In My Own Words

In My Own Words

Evita

  • Author: Eva Perón
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781851589449
  • Category: Argentina
  • Page: 112
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Fev: In My Own Words

Fev: In My Own Words

  • Author: Brendan Fevola
  • Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
  • ISBN: 1742738478
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 317
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Always in the spotlight, always controversial, this is the story of a football great forced to confront his demons. From his career highs to personal lows and the media storms that have surrounded them, rendan Fevola opens up for the first time about his time as n AFL great and his controversial offfield ntics. A guaranteed best-seller at Father’s Day, Fev: In My Own Words is a no-holds arred look t a lifetime in sport and in the public eye, and the difficulties that can come with it. rendan Fevola was 17 years old when he as drafted by the Carlton Football Club. Less than a year Later, he played his first senior game in front of more than 50,000 people. Despite the Blues’ slide down the ladder and Fev’s difficult relationship with one of his first coaches, Wayne Brittain, his extraordinary goal-kicking skills and the mentorship of later coach Denis Pagan saw him become one of the best full-forwards in AFL history and winner of two Coleman Medals. Off-field controversies overshadowed Fev’s on-field brilliance and saw him traded to the Brisbane Football Club for the 2010 season before being sacked by the Lions in February 2011. Life continued to unravel with his gambling addiction leading to mounting debts, marriage breakdown, depression and thoughts of suicide. This is a personal and ultimately positive story of Fev’s life in football, the ups and downs both onfield and off, and his hopes for the future. It includes an inside look at life at the Blues and the Lions as a player, as well as intimate insights into Brendan’s experience of family, gambling and depression.

In Their Own Words

In Their Own Words

Augusta and Aiken Area Veterans Remember World War II

  • Author: James Garvey,Douglas Higbee,Hubert van Tuyll
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780937044049
  • Category: History
  • Page: 362
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The book represents a 10 year project to record selected veteran comments on their WWII experiences. These veterans mainly have connections with the greater Augusta-Aiken area. They have been selected after a review of over 800 video recordings as part of the National Veterans History Project tied to the U. S. Library of Congress.

In My Own Words (Still Running)

In My Own Words (Still Running)

  • Author: Mickey Finn
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 145678000X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 228
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In June 1964, a twelve-year old child was summonsed to appear at Dublin’s Children's Court. The offence for which he was charged related to an amateurish break-in when coerced and accompanied by older children. In terms of gravity the misbehaviour was hardly more than a prank. In the severe surroundings of that oak panelled court, deep in the bowels of Dublin Castle, Mickey was sentenced to serve Three years hard labour in what was then known as an industrial school. Letterfrack Industrial School to which he was sent is situated in Connemara, one of Ireland’s most isolated regions. For a child its remoteness found its equal only in a Siberian gulag; the likelihood of escape less than that from San Francisco’s notorious Alcatraz Prison. Its seclusion in this malevolent place of correction was a major factor in the institutionalised abuse of children by the Christian Brothers with whom these unfortunate waifs were placed Many of these ill-fated youngsters had not been convicted of any offence; their crime was that they were orphaned; most if not all were victims of dysfunctional family life. During his sentence Mickey, and the hundreds of other children who passed through this den of depravity, were methodically physically and mentally tortured and abused. The Irish State was instrumental in providing this depraved band of brothers with a steady supply of victims. With Taliban-like zeal the Christian Brothers methodically administered random life threatening beatings merely on a whim; the more injurious were witnessed by fellow brothers and many witnessed by other terrified children.

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

In My Own Words

  • Author: Mother Teresa
  • Publisher: Liguori Publications
  • ISBN: 9780764802003
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 109
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The collection of quotes, stories, and prayers in this book are all her own words and experiences. They were compiled from various sources. Her undying faith and concern of the human spirit is reflected in these passages. In her years of work, Mother Teresa has brought God to millions in places of darkness. Let her share her hope, faith, and love with you.

In My Own Words

In My Own Words

  • Author: Marlin A. Jones
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781491853399
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 68
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In addition, his creativity extends well beyond the fashion world and parallels his writings. I hope reading his poetry will help you to understand and appreciate his metaphorical vernacular. His newest venture involves using his poetry and creating his own custom greeting cards that rival anything on the market currently. Marlin has found inspiration in writing not only poetry, but in general. One thing is true words are powerful... he hopes to reach, inspire, provoke thought as we navigate through the mountains and valleys of life. Welcome to his world...

Loonyology

Loonyology

The Autobiography of Britain's Most Notorious Prisoner

  • Author: Charles Bronson
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
  • ISBN: 1907792392
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 482
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Lifer Charlie Bronson’s reputation precedes him - ‘Britain’s most violent prisoner’ - or does it? Do we really know the true Charlie, or are our impressions the result of media hype? Well, what is in no doubt is that Loonyology is 200% Bronson and will transport the reader on the dizziest no-holds-barred roller-coaster ride of their lives, from suspense and shock to laughter and tears, and from Bronson the ‘Solitary King’ to Bronson the Philosopher, the Poet, the Artist, the Author, the Joker, the Walking Scar and the Freedom Fighter. Now 55 years old, and having spent most of his last 34 years as a maximum security ‘Bronco Zoo’ inmate, he’s a much wiser man as he looks back on his crazy journey of unpredictable behaviour, his ever-alert mind darting from reminiscences of his teenage years to memories of fellow-cons, the screws, the cranks, letters and news reports, prison life and procedures, and the overall madness (‘loonyology’) of the legal and penal systems, peppering his stories with diary entries, true gems of information, sound advice and hilarious one-liners. Together with his many supporters and with the aid of a top lawyer, Charlie is campaigning for the parole board to finally allow him his freedom, but begging is not his style: he calls a spade a spade and is determined to win with dignity, fighting with his pen and his brain to achieve his aim of a life outside ‘the cage’. In his words: “I chose to be a villain. I’m not proud of it, nor am I ashamed of it. I have paid my debt to society and it’s time to go home.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: In Her Own Words

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: In Her Own Words

  • Author: Helena Hunt
  • Publisher: Agate Publishing
  • ISBN: 1572848189
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
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As one of only nine women in a class of 500 at Harvard Law School when she enrolled in 1956 and one of only four female Supreme Court justices in the history of the United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is frequently viewed as a feminist trailblazer and an icon for civil rights. Ginsburg has always been known as a prolific writer and speaker. Now, Ruth Bader Ginsburg: In Her Own Words offers a unique look into the mind of one of the world’s most influential women by collecting 300 of Ginsburg’s most insightful quotes. Meticulously curated from interviews, speeches, court opinions, dissents, and other sources, Ruth Bader Ginsburg: In Her Own Words creates a comprehensive picture of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her wisdom, and her legacy.

Frederick Douglass and Ireland

Frederick Douglass and Ireland

In His Own Words

  • Author: Christine Kinealy
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429998740
  • Category: History
  • Page: 331
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Frederick Douglass spent four months in Ireland at the end of 1845 that proved to be, in his own words, ‘transformative’. He reported that for the first time in his life he felt like a man, and not a chattel. Whilst in residence, he became a spokesperson for the abolition movement, but by the time he left the country in early January 1846, he believed that the cause of the slave was the cause of the oppressed everywhere. For the remainder of his life, he became a champion of social justice for all, regardless of colour, gender, or ethnic origins. Douglass’s time in Ireland also coincided with the onset of the tragedy that, retrospectively, was referred to ‘The Great Hunger’. When he commented on the poverty that was so pervasive in Ireland, he could not have known that he had witnessed the start of a humanitarian disaster that would change the world. This book adds new insight into Frederick Douglass and his time in Ireland. Contemporary newspaper accounts of the lectures that Douglass gave during his tour of Ireland (in Dublin, Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Limerick, and Belfast) have been located and transcribed. The speeches are annotated and accompanied by letters written by Douglass during his stay. In this way, for the first time, we hear Douglass in his own words. This unique approach allows us to follow the journey of the young man who, while in Ireland, discovered his own voice. Moreover, it provides a definitive catalogue of Douglass’s speech at a transformative time in his life, and in the development of the transatlantic anti-slavery movement.

Your Own Words

Your Own Words

  • Author: Barbara Wallraff
  • Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 278
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Answers to such questions as how to keep proper syntax from sounding stiff and keeping conversational language from being incorrect are offered in this guide to using and understanding language resources and making good form one's own. 50,000 first printing.

Maeve's Times

Maeve's Times

In Her Own Words

  • Author: Maeve Binchy
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • ISBN: 0385353464
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 400
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Five decades of selected writings from the Irish Times by the beloved and best-selling author, filled with her hallmark humor, candor, and wisdom-a timeless gift to her legion of fans. Maeve Binchy once confessed: "As someone who fell off a chair not long ago trying to hear what they were saying at the next table in a restaurant, I suppose I am obsessively interested in what some might consider the trivia of other people's lives." She was an accidental journalist, yet from the beginning, her writings reflected the warmth, wit, and keen human interest that readers would come to love in her fiction. From the royal wedding to boring airplane companions, Samuel Beckett to Margaret Thatcher, "senior moments" to life as a waitress, Maeve's Times gives us wonderful insight into a changing Ireland as it celebrates the work of one of our best-loved writers in all its diversity-revealing her characteristic directness, laugh-out-loud humor, and unswerving gaze into the true heart of a matter. “Binchy’s wry, self-effacing style reminds one of a Celtic Nora Ephron. . . . [She] throws a spotlight on strong, imperfect women confronting complicated challenges.” —The Christian Science Monitor

Diana

Diana

Her True Story--in Her Own Words

  • Author: Andrew Morton
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501169734
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 448
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The sensational biography of Princess Diana, written with her cooperation and now featuring exclusive new material to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her death. When Diana: Her True Story was first published in 1992, it forever changed the way the public viewed the British monarchy. Greeted initially with disbelief and ridicule, the #1 New York Times bestselling biography has become a unique literary classic, not just because of its explosive contents but also because of Diana’s intimate involvement in the publication. Never before had a senior royal spoken in such a raw, unfiltered way about her unhappy marriage, her relationship with the Queen, her extraordinary life inside the House of Windsor, her hopes, her fears, and her dreams. Now, twenty-five years on, biographer Andrew Morton has revisited the secret tapes he and the late princess made to reveal startling new insights into her life and mind. In this fully revised edition of his groundbreaking biography, Morton considers Diana’s legacy and her relevance to the modern royal family. An icon in life and a legend in death, Diana continues to fascinate. Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words is the closest we will ever come to her autobiography.

Manson in His Own Words

Manson in His Own Words

  • Author: Nuel Emmons,Charles Manson
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780802196385
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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We have called him a devil and quarantined him behind such labels as "the most dangerous man alive." But Charles Manson remains a shocking reminder of our own humanity gone awry. This astonishing book lays bare the life and the mind of a man whose acts have left us horrified. His story provides an enormous amount of new information about his life and how it led to the Tate-LaBianca murders, and reminds us of the complexity of the human condition. Born in the middle of the Depression to an unmarried fifteen-year-old, Manson lived through a bewildering succession of changing homes and substitute parents, until his mother finally asked the state authorities to assume his care when he was twelve. Regimented and often brutalized in juvenile homes, Manson became immersed in a life of petty theft, pimping, jail terms, and court appearances that culminated in seven years of prison. Released in 1967, he suddenly found himself in the world of hippies and flower children, a world that not only accepted him, but even glorified his anti-establishment values. It was a combination that led, for reasons only Charles Manson can fully explain, to tragedy. Manson's story, distilled from seven years of interviews and examinations of his correspondence, provides sobering insight into the making of a criminal mind, and a fascinating picture of the last years of the sixties. No one who wants to understand that time, and the man who helped to bring it to a horrifying conclusion, can miss reading this book.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A Life

  • Author: Jane Sherron De Hart
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • ISBN: 1400040485
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 752
  • View: 723
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"The life and legal career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg"--