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Death

By George Pendle
  • ISBN Code: : 0307450082
  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
  • Pages : 270
  • Category : Fiction
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The shocking new memoir from Death--this long-awaited autobiography finally reveals the inner story of one of the most troubling, and troubled, figures in history At last, the mysterious, feared, and misunderstood being known only as “Death” talks frankly and unforgettably about his infinitely awful existence, chronicling his abusive childhood, his near-fatal addiction to Life, his excruciating time in rehab, and the ultimate triumph of his true nature. For the first time, Death reveals his affairs with the living, his maltreatment at the hands of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the ungodly truth behind the infamous “Jesus Incident,” and the loneliness of being the End of All Things. Intense, unpredictable, and instantly engaging, Death: A Life is not only a story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a universe that, despite its profound flaws, gave Death the fiery determination to carve out a successful existence on his own terms.

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER A gripping account of the unsolved death of an Indigenous teenager, and the detective determined to find her killer, set against the backdrop of a troubled city. On August 17, 2014, the body of fifteen-year old runaway Tina Fontaine was found in Winnipeg's Red River. It was wrapped in material and weighted down with rocks. Red River Girl is a gripping account of that murder investigation and the unusual police detective who pursued the killer with every legal means at his disposal. The book, like the movie Spotlight, will chronicle the behind-the-scenes stages of a lengthy and meticulously planned investigation. It reveals characters and social tensions that bring vivid life to a story that made national headlines. Award-winning BBC reporter and documentary maker Joanna Jolly delves into the troubled life of Tina Fontaine, the half-Ojibway, half-Cree murder victim, starting with her childhood on the Sagkeeng First Nation Reserve. Tina's journey to the capital city is a harrowing one, culminating in drug abuse, sexual exploitation, and death. Aware of the reality of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, Jolly has chronicled Tina Fontaine's life as a reminder that she was more than a statistic. Raised by her father, and then by her great-aunt, Tina was a good student. But the violent death of her father hit Tina hard. She ran away, was found and put into the care of Child and Family Services, which she also sought to escape from. That choice left her in danger. Red River Girl focuses not on the grisly event itself, but on the efforts to seek justice. In December 2015, the police charged Raymond Cormier, a drifter, with second-degree murder. Jolly's book will cover the trial, which resulted in an acquittal. The verdict caused dismay across the country. The book is not only a true crime story, but a portrait of a community where Indigenous women are disproportionately more likely to be hurt or killed. Jolly asks questions about how Indigenous women, sex workers, community leaders, and activists are fighting back to protect themselves and change perceptions. Most importantly, the book will chronicle whether Tina's family will find justice.

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  • Publisher : McFarland
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  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Performing Arts
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American film favorite Thelma Todd was much more than the beautiful blonde of the 1930s who played opposite Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy and the Marx Brothers. Todd’s tragic death transformed her into an icon of Hollywood mystery: The photograph of the 29-year-old actress slumped in her luxurious Lincoln Phaeton shocked fans in 1935. How did she die? Was it murder, suicide, or an accident? This definitive biography covers a fascinating era in Hollywood history. In the course of his exhaustive research, the author interviewed Todd’s cousins Bill and Edna Todd, as well as such friends and coworkers as Ida Lupino, Lina Basquette, Anita Garvin, Dorothy Granger, William Bakewell and Greg Blackton. Also examined is Hollywood’s first major sex scandal of 1913, involving Jewel Carmen, the future spouse of director Roland West—the man Thelma Todd loved.

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982111895
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Mathematics
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  • Pdf File: the-math-of-life-and-death.pdf

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Brilliant and entertaining mathematician Kit Yates illuminates seven mathematical concepts that shape our daily lives. From birthdays to birth rates to how we perceive the passing of time, mathematical patterns shape our lives. But for those of us who left math behind in high school, the numbers and figures we encounter as we go about our days can leave us scratching our heads, feeling as if we’re fumbling through a mathematical minefield. In this eye-opening and “welcome addition to the math-for-people-who-hate-math” (Kirkus Reviews), Kit Yates illuminates hidden principles that can help us understand and navigate the chaotic and often opaque surfaces of our world. In The Math of Life and Death, Yates takes us on a “dizzying, dazzling” (Nature) tour of everyday situations and grand-scale applications of mathematical concepts, including exponential growth and decay, optimization, statistics and probability, and number systems. Along the way he reveals the mathematical undersides of controversies over DNA testing, Ponzi schemes, viral marketing, and historical events such as the Chernobyl disaster and the Amanda Knox trial. Readers will finish this book with an enlightened perspective on the news, the law, medicine, and history, and will be better equipped to make personal decisions and solve problems with math in mind, whether it’s choosing the shortest checkout line at the grocery store or halting the spread of a deadly disease.

The Life and Death of Carmelita Basingstoke

By Alexandria Blaelock
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  • Publisher : BlueMere Books
  • Book Code : 1925749290
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 693
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Book Short Summary:

Find a secret. Let it go. Carmelita Basingstoke lost both her parents. She dealt with the bureaucracy. Now she needs a break. And the best place to get one is the Pioneer cemetery. Lunchtime. Midweek. She just wanted a bit of peace and quiet, but what she got was a mystery.

The Life and Death of Radclyffe Hall

By Una Troubridge
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1447485491
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : History
  • Members : 373
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Book Short Summary:

Radclyffe Hall was one of the most pre-eminent female writers in the first half of the 20th century. Hall was famous for her openly homosexual lifestyle and high profile relationships, her most well known novel was the classic 'The Well of Loneliness', the novel was criticised and finally banned in the United Kingdom after a newspaper campaign which led to a court case which judged it obscene for defending "unnatural practices between women". This biography is an insight into the life of Radclyffe Hall, a women who is still talked about as a pioneer by some but is vilified by others for reinforcing homophobic stereotypes. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Edwin Mullhouse

By Steven Millhauser
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307787389
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 129
  • Pdf File: edwin-mullhouse.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Edwin Mullhouse, a novelist at 10, is mysteriously dead at 11. As a memorial, Edwin's bestfriend, Jeffrey Cartwright, decides that the life of this great American writer must be told. He follows Edwin's development from his preverbal first noises through his love for comic books to the fulfillment of his literary genius in the remarkable novel, Cartoons.

Social Death

By Jana Králová,Tony Walter
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1315467232
  • Total of Pages : 106
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 461
  • Pdf File: social-death.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Social death occurs when the social existence of a person or group ceases. With an individual, it can occur before or after physical death. Scholars in a wide range of disciplines have applied the concept to very diverse issues – including genocide, slavery, dementia, hospitalisation, and bereavement. Social death relates to social exclusion, social capital, social networks, social roles and social identity, but its theorising is not united – scholars in one field are often unaware of its use in other fields. This is the first book to bring a range of perspectives together in a pioneering effort to bring to the field conceptual clarity rooted in empirical data. Preceded by an original theoretical discussion of the concept of social death, contributions from the UK, Romania, Sweden, and Israel analyse the fourth age, end of life policies, dying alone at home, suicide, photographs on gravestones, bereavement, and the agency of dead musicians. This book was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Social Science.

The Life and Death of Mr. Badman

By John Bunyan
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  • Publisher : Aneko Press
  • Book Code : 1622454219
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 749
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Book Short Summary:

Horror has taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law – Psalm 119:53 Updated, Modern English. Illustrated. The life of Mr. Badman forms a third part to The Pilgrim’s Progress, but it is not a delightful pilgrimage to heaven. On the contrary, it is a wretched downward journey to the infernal realms. The author’s goal is to warn poor, thoughtless sinners, not with smooth words they can ignore, but with words that thunder against their consciences regarding the danger of their souls and the increasing wretchedness into which they are madly hurrying. The one who is in imminent but unseen danger will bless the warning voice if it reaches his ears, however rough and startling it may sound. The life of Badman was written in an age when abandonment of moral principles, vice, gluttony, intemperance, habitual lewdness, and the excessive unlawful indulgence of lust marched like a ravaging army through our land, headed by the king, along with officers from his polluted peers. Is this book not also written for today, then?

Life and Death of Harriett Frean

By May Sinclair
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  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Book Code : 0486847918
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 682
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Book Short Summary:

A moral fable about the narrow existence that results from self-sacrifice, this novel traces a Victorian woman's stunted life to offer a memorable criticism of 19th-century middle-class values.

A Man of Honor: the Life and Death of Yuba Kasai

By Muzaffar A. Isani
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  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing
  • Book Code : 1482851458
  • Total of Pages : 364
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 812
  • Pdf File: a-man-of-honor.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Yuba, a lowly butcher from the backwaters of society, leaves his village in the boondocks and moves to the big city. However, the move is not of his free will. He has committed an uncommon act that creates the compulsion to relocate, an act precipitated by inherent flaws of character. In any event, the move proves to be auspicious as he reaches the pinnacle of success, acquiring great wealth and a position of high respect in society. In the meantime, his past has remained concealed through his long ascent, during which period he has also managed to suppress the more vulgar traits of his character. Both, the uncommon act of his past and the vulgar traits of his character, surface at an inopportune time in his life with catastrophic results. The tragic story of a powerful man ruined by innate flaws of character is not only a fascinating indictment of the frailty of human disposition, it also lays bare the extreme ambiguity of communal values in certain societies. The premise is simple but thought-provoking.

Olive Thomas

By Michelle Vogel
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786455268
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 424
  • Pdf File: olive-thomas.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Olive Thomas was one of Hollywood’s first true movie stars. Born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, in 1894, she moved to New York at age sixteen and began to pursue an acting career. By 1915, she had landed a job as one of Ziegfeld’s famous “Follies” girls. Before long her beauty was discovered by Hollywood, where she quickly became one of the biggest names in motion pictures. Her marriage to film star Jack Pickford further enhanced her popularity. Olive’s death by poison on September 10, 1920, created a media circus. This biography begins with Olive’s birth, follows her trip to stardom, and covers in detail the circumstances surrounding her mysterious death at age 25. Rare and beautiful photographs and a complete filmography are included.

Junior Seau

By Jim Trotter
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  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Book Code : 0544237145
  • Total of Pages : 242
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 742
  • Pdf File: junior-seau.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This intimate biography of the NFL icon by a veteran sports reporter sheds light on his singular life and the controversy surrounding his tragic death. Tiaina Baul “Junior” Seau is widely considered to be among the best linebackers in NFL history, a ten-time All-Pro, a twelve-time Pro Bowl selection, and a first-ballot entrant into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But in 2012, just two years after retiring from football, Junior Seau committed suicide. Studies of his brain by the National Institutes of Health concluded that Seau suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain disease often caused by repeated hits to the head. Seau’s suicide spawned numerous investigations into the brains of deceased NFL players, and many were found to have CTE. Drawing on exclusive access to Seau’s family as well as Seau’s never-before-seen diaries and letters, Jim Trotter paints a moving and revealing portrait of a larger-than-life sports star whose achievements on the field were rivaled by his personal demons. “Few people knew Junior Seau like Jim Trotter . . . he took a sports book and artistically crafted it into a lyrical narrative about dreams, love, and, ultimately, heart-wrenching loss.”—Lars Anderson, author of The All Americans

The Life and Death of Harold Holt

By Thomas R. Frame
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  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Book Code : 1741146720
  • Total of Pages : 372
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 142
  • Pdf File: the-life-and-death-of-harold-holt.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The first full length biography of Australia's most enigmatic prime minister.