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The Moth

The Moth

This Is a True Story

  • Author: Catherine Burns,The Moth
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail
  • ISBN: 1782830685
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 459
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With an introduction by Neil Gaiman Before television and radio, before penny paperbacks and mass literacy, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, and tell stories. The storytellers knew their craft and bewitched listeners would sit and listen long into the night as moths flitted around overhead. The Moth is a non-profit group that is trying to recapture this lost art, helping storytellers - old hands and novices alike - hone their stories before playing to packed crowds at sold-out live events. The very best of these stories are collected here: whether it's Bill Clinton's hell-raising press secretary or a leading geneticist with a family secret; a doctor whisked away by nuns to Mother Teresa's bedside or a film director saving her father's Chinatown store from money-grabbing developers; the Sultan of Brunei's concubine or a friend of Hemingway's who accidentally talks himself into a role as a substitute bullfighter, these eccentric, pitch-perfect stories - all, amazingly, true - range from the poignant to the downright hilarious.

Trust Your Radar

Trust Your Radar

Honest Advice For Teens and Young Adults from a Surgeon, Firefighter, Police Officer, Scuba Divemaster, Golfer, and Amateur Comedian

  • Author: C. B. Brooks, M.D.
  • Publisher: Derby Press
  • ISBN: 1468094599
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 348
  • View: 3603
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Avoid Life’s Major Sand Traps! Updated version 2016. An incredible range of life lessons sprinkled with funny, memorable, and moving stories. Practical, workable solutions from a totally unique, straightforward approach. Distills everything young people need into one concise, fun to read format. Parents: You want your kids to know these things! Book Benefits Show young people, in a clear and non-preaching way, how to avoid the major sand traps of life that snag every generation. Keeps readers entertained with fun and engaging stories from the author's careers as a surgeon, firefighter, police officer, scuba divemaster, golfer, amateur comedian, and more. Target audience Ages 14 to 40 and concerned parents. This book lets you: Identify your Radar – It’s your brain functioning optimally; not a vague intuition or sixth sense. Train your Radar – Stock your memory bank with key information on crime avoidance, healthy weight, tattoos, getting organized, respectful relationships, going to college or work. Cut through fake complexity with clear thinking on evaluating people, investments, credit cards. Learn the most dangerous toxic personality types and avoid them like the plague. Meet the Radar Jammers – They have the power to turn down or turn off our clear thinking brain Radars. Some are well known: alcohol and drugs, peer pressure, infatuation, anger. Others are surprising: showing off, fake complexity, unthinking religions, the need for speed, and even fast food! Most sand traps of life have a Radar Jammer or two waving people in. Learn specific techniques to deal with them all.

Keeping Insects as Pets

Keeping Insects as Pets

  • Author: Ross R. Olney
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 130090965X
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Nonfiction Reading Comprehension: Science, Grades 1-2

Nonfiction Reading Comprehension: Science, Grades 1-2

  • Author: Ruth Foster
  • Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
  • ISBN: 1420680269
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 144
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Dozakhnama

Dozakhnama

Conversation in Hell

  • Author: Rabisankar Bal
  • Publisher: Random House India
  • ISBN: 8184003803
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 544
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Dozakhnama: Conversations in Hell is an extraordinary novel, a biography of Manto and Ghalib and a history of Indian culture rolled into one. Exhumed from dust, Manto’s unpublished novel surfaces in Lucknow. Is it real or is it a fake? In this dastan, Manto and Ghalib converse, entwining their lives in shared dreams. The result is an intellectual journey that takes us into the people and events that shape us as a culture. As one writer describes it, ‘I discovered Rabisankar Bal like a torch in the darkness of the history of this subcontinent. This is the real story of two centuries of our own country.’ Rabisankar Bal’s audacious novel, told by reflections in a mirror and forged in the fires of hell, is both an oral tale and a shield against oblivion. An echo of distant screams. Inscribed by the devil’s quill, Dozakhnama is an outstanding performance of subterranean memory.

True Angel Stories

True Angel Stories

777 Messages of Hope and Inspiration

  • Author: Diana Cooper
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1844099148
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 256
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This inspiration book of 777 true angel stories explores how angels can transform lives through exercises and visualisations that readers can practice on their own. Stories discuss guardian angels, feathers, signs, rainbows, prayers, numbers and names, unicorns, orbs and much, much more, making this the ultimate angel compendium.

The Life-Story of Insects

The Life-Story of Insects

  • Author: George H. Carpenter
  • Publisher: eBookIt.com
  • ISBN: 1456614800
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 75
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Insects as a whole are preeminently creatures of the land and the air. This is shown not only by the possession of wings by a vast majority of the class, but by the mode of breathing to which reference has already been made (p. 2), a system of branching air-tubes carrying atmospheric air with its combustion-supporting oxygen to all the insect's tissues. The air gains access to these tubes through a number of paired air-holes or spiracles, arranged segmentally in series. It is of great interest to find that, nevertheless, a number of insects spend much of their time under water. This is true of not a few in the perfect winged state, as for example aquatic beetles and water-bugs ('boatmen' and 'scorpions') which have some way of protecting their spiracles when submerged, and, possessing usually the power of flight, can pass on occasion from pond or stream to upper air. .....

A Little Book of Revelations

A Little Book of Revelations

  • Author: Dick Bell
  • Publisher: Holy Fire Publishing
  • ISBN: 1933899212
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 364
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This book is a radical reappraisal of the Christian life-style. It returns to the Bible as the most realistic template for practical Christian living. It confronts many of the practices that stifle Christian effectiveness, unlocking the small print of "how to" live a simple, consistent Christian life. God's single provision of "Jesus only in all things" is shown to be both practical and possible, every chapter helping us to unclutter our lives and accomplish the destiny God planned for us from the beginning of time. This book "Settles the unsettled, and unsettles the settled."

The Runaway Schoolgirl - This is the true story of my daughter's abduction by her teacher Jeremy Forrest

The Runaway Schoolgirl - This is the true story of my daughter's abduction by her teacher Jeremy Forrest

  • Author: Davina Williams
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing
  • ISBN: 1784183482
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 300
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On Friday 21 September 2012, mother of five, Davina Williams found herself facing two policemen on her doorstep. It was the start of a year-long nightmare that still haunts the entire family. Her fifteen-year-old daughter was missing and soon after was captured on CCTV boarding a ferry to France with her thirty-year-old school teacher Jeremy Forrest.The newspapers called her The Runaway Schoolgirl and some saw their romance as nothing more than a harmless love story. But Forrest had abused his position of responsibility and engaged his pupil in a sexual relationshipNow Davina Williams, the mother of the teenager referred to as Gemma Grant, tells the story of the abduction and subsequent capture of Forrest, its harrowing aftermath and the traumatic trial to make Forrest pay for his crimes.Told only as a mother knows how, Davina Williams hopes her heart wrenching story will silence the parasites who believed they should be together and allow 'Gemma' and her family to finally move on with their lives.

No Peace, No Justice

No Peace, No Justice

Press & Prosecution Create a Poisonous Myth an Intelligent Appraisal of the York "Riot" Trials

  • Author: MaryConway Stewart
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469109042
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 380
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An account of a trial that polarized a small city a mentally incompetent snitch who derailed a popular mayor defense attorneys and prosecutors who together supported a mythical murder with no grounding in evidence white power rallies that never happened and a local and national media that joined forces with an out of control prosecution and made a circus of the trial. This book is a close examination of the original testimony and evidence and the press role in the period between the convening of the grand jury and the end of the trials an examination that no one before has attempted. In an epilogue the author suggests ways to prevent such catastrophes from occurring.