Hope Beyond the Fences

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Author: Kay Crayne

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449799038

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 166

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This book takes you on a journey from childhood to severe teenage rebellion-from serving nearly a quarter of a century incarcerated for the murder of a childhood friend to becoming an incredible vessel used by God both in and out of prison to spread His Gospel and to give Him glory. This story offers hope to those who think life is hopeless.

Beyond the Razor Wire

A Collection of Poem from Inmates

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Author: Rick Conner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595197558

Category: Poetry

Page: 126

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The long strands of razor wire conceal from society what it is like on the inside. There is another world filled with violence, fear, hopelessness, and despair, which is seldom shared with the outside world. In this anthology, thirty-five inmates share their hearts and minds in poetry and prose. Some are vengeful; some are angry, and others are resentful. But each person expresses themselves freely from their point of view. David Berkowitz, the notorious murderer known as Son of Sam, shares his testimony of how God touched his life one evening in a cold and lonely prison cell. Today, David Berkowitz is known as the Son of Hope. Many inmates, who will never see the light of day again, share their poems and prose in this collection, Beyond The Razor Wire.

Slum. Eine Geschichte von Leben, Tod und Hoffnung

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Author: Katherine Boo

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426416158

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Annawadi ist ein Slum jenseits des luxuriösen Flughafens von Mumbai. Hier wohnen Tausende Menschen in notdürftig errichteten Hütten. Eng ist es hier und schmutzig. Und nicht selten fallen hungrige Ratten nachts über die Kinder her. In Annawadi lebt Abdul, der Müllsammler. Dass er geschickt ist in seinem Job, dass er Müll zu sammeln, zu sortieren und weiterzuverkaufen weiß wie kein Zweiter, ruft viele Neider auf den Plan. Denn der Erfolg des einen bedeutet den möglichen Ruin des anderen. Und jeder in dem Slum kämpft mit allen Mitteln um die pure Existenz. Katherine Boo erzählt nicht nur die Geschichten der Menschen in Annawadi – sie erzählt auch von ihrer Hoffnung und ihrem Streben nach einem besseren Leben und von den Auswirkungen des westlichen Konsums bis in dieses Eckchen der Welt.

Beyond the Picket Fence

Australian Women's Art in the National Library's Collections

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Author: N.A

Publisher: National Library Australia

ISBN: 0642106371

Category: Art

Page: 7

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Beyond the picket fence is the first exhibition mounted by the National library of Australia solely to display women's art held in its collections. The Library is one of 128 galleries, museums and libraries around Australia celebrating women's creativity in conjunction with the twentieth anniversary of International Women's Year in 1995.

Open Friendship in a Closed Society

Mission Mississippi and a Theology of Friendship

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Author: Peter Slade

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199888213

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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Peter Slade examines Mission Mississippi's model of racial reconciliation (which stresses one-on-one, individual friendships among religious people of different races) and considers whether it can effectively address the issue of social justice. Slade argues that Mission Mississippi's goal of "changing Mississippi one relationship at a time" is both a pragmatic strategy and a theological statement of hope for social and economic change in Mississippi.

Zwischen mir und der Welt

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Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446251952

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Wenn in den USA schwarze Teenager von Polizisten ermordet werden, ist das nur ein Problem von individueller Verfehlung? Nein, denn rassistische Gewalt ist fest eingewebt in die amerikanische Identität – sie ist das, worauf das Land gebaut ist. Afroamerikaner besorgten als Sklaven seinen Reichtum und sterben als freie Bürger auf seinen Straßen. In seinem schmerzhaften, leidenschaftlichen Manifest verdichtet Ta-Nehisi Coates amerikanische und persönliche Geschichte zu einem Appell an sein Land, sich endlich seiner Vergangenheit zu stellen. Sein Buch wurde in den USA zum Nr.-1-Bestseller und ist schon jetzt ein Klassiker, auf den sich zukünftig alle Debatten um Rassismus beziehen werden.

Hope beyond the shadows

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Author: Ian Walter Frames Spencer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

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Beyond the Cabbage Tree

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Author: Noel Kinvig

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449015751

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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"Great content, easy reading. Original and often very exciting and full of suspense". This book is based on real life and not fiction. From struggles to triumphs Noel's journey takes him to many corners of the globe. From digging graves in New Zealand to flying Pilatus Porter aircraft for the International Committee of the Red Cross during the Ethiopian famine. From his experiences in jail in Mexico to patrolling the Iraq-Kuwait border on the United Nations Mission. From unparalleled adventures taking Noel into the heart of Africa and Asia encountering many hairy experiences to the treacherous drops of aid supplies over East Pakistan, (now Bangladesh) after the world's most devastating natural disaster. "Amusing, entertaining and a truly amazing book".

Against All Hope

A Memoir of Life in Castro's Gulag

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Author: Armando Valladares

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 1594033854

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 423

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Arrested in 1960 for being philosophically and religiously opposed to communism, Armando Valladares was interned at Cuba’s infamous Isla de Pinos Prison (from whose barred windows he watched the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion). His life in Castro’s gulag was a hell of violence and disease, putrid food and squalid living conditions, forced labor and solitary confinement, and hazardous escape attempts. Valladares survived by prayer and poetry. His writing, smuggled out to Europe and the U.S., made him one of the world’s most celebrated prisoners of conscience. As a result of pressure from international human rights organizations, the Castro regime finally released him in 1982. When Against All Hope first appeared, it was immediately compared to Darkness at Noon and other classic prison narratives about the resilience of the human spirit in the face of totalitarianism. Now, with a new prologue by the author, which tells of his life since prison and brings the story of Cuban dissidence up to the case of Elian Gonzalez, this story of strength and survival is more relevant than ever.

The Return of the King

Being the Third Part of the Lord of the Rings

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Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054795204X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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The third volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and takes part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escape into Fangorn Forest and there encounter the Ents. Gandalf has miraculously returned and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his master for dead after a battle with the giant spider, Shelob; but Frodo is still alive—now in the foul hands of the Orcs. And all the while the armies of the Dark Lord are massing as the One Ring draws ever nearer to the Cracks of Doom. “A triumphant close . . . a grand piece of work, grand in both conception and execution. An astonishing imaginative tour de force.” – Daily Telegraph Includes the complete appendices and index for The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The Public Intellectual and the Culture of Hope

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Author: Joel Faflak,Jason Haslam

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442665750

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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The Public Intellectual and the Culture of Hope brings together a number of winners of the Polanyi Prize in Literature – a group whose research constitutes a diversity of methodological approaches to the study of culture – to examine the rich but often troubled association between the concepts of the public, the intellectual (both the person and the condition), culture, and hope. The contributors probe the influence of intellectual life on the public sphere by reflecting on, analyzing, and re-imagining social and cultural identity. The Public Intellectual and the Culture of Hope reflects on the challenging and often vexed work of intellectualism within the public sphere by exploring how cultural materials – from foundational Enlightenment writings to contemporary, populist media spectacles – frame intellectual debates within the clear and ever-present gaze of the public writ large. These serve to illuminate how past cultures can shed light on present and future issues, as well as how current debates can reframe our approaches to older subjects.

A Shadow of Hope

The Mystery at Oak Ridge Stables

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Author: Kim-Briana Nguyen Lorine

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781449088743

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

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When a young girl named Kale and her parents are called to the Oak Ridge Racing Stables, they have no idea that they were about to be involved in one of the greatest mysteries in the stable's history. Something is spooking the horses and making them too nervous to race, and staff members are resigning because of how the horses keep bolting and charging unexpectedly. The owner of the stables is worried that he might have to sell the horses and close down the stables, but Kale desperately wants to do something to help. Kale has always loved horses, but will that be enough to save the future of the stables or will the answer to the mystery lie in a gorgeous black stallion that seems to trust only one very special girl? Find out in this first book of the series A Shadow of Hope!

The Sportswriter

Bascombe Trilogy (1)

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Author: Richard Ford

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307763706

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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As a sportswriter, Frank Bascombe makes his living studying people--men, mostly--who live entirely within themselves. This is a condition that Frank himself aspires to. But at thirty-eight, he suffers from incurable dreaminess, occasional pounding of the heart, and the not-too-distant losses of a career, a son, and a marriage. In the course of the Easter week in which Ford's moving novel transpires, Bascombe will end up losing the remnants of his familiar life, though with his spirits soaring. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Investing: The Last Liberal Art

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Author: Robert G. Hagstrom

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023153101X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Robert G. Hagstrom is one of the best-known authors of investment books for general audiences. Turning his extensive experience as a portfolio manager at Legg Mason Capital Management into valuable guidance for professionals and nonprofessionals alike, he is the author of six successful books on investment, including The Warren Buffett Way, a New York Times best-seller that has sold more than a million copies. In this updated second edition of Investing: The Last Liberal Art, Hagstrom explores basic and fundamental investing concepts in a range of fields outside of economics, including physics, biology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and literature. He discusses, for instance, how the theory of evolution disrupts the notion of the efficient market and how reading strategies for literature can be gainfully applied to investing research. Building on Charlie Munger's famous "latticework of mental models" concept, Hagstrom argues that it is impossible to make good investment decisions based solely on a strong knowledge of finance theory alone. He reinforces his concepts with additional data and a new chapter on mathematics, and updates his text throughout to reflect the developments of the past decade, particularly the seismic economic upheaval of 2008. He has also added a hundred new titles to the invaluable reading list concluding the book. Praise for the first edition: "I read this book in one sitting: I could not put it down."—Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk "Elegant and irresistible. Robert G. Hagstrom makes the complex clear as he confidently crisscrosses through the disciplines of finance, biology, physics, and literature. The only way to understand investing better, [Investing] shows, is to understand the world better. Ideas spark off the page at every turn. This is simply a gem of a book."—James Surowiecki, New Yorker "Investing is a brisk and engaging read, and it is a pleasure to be in the presence of Hagstrom's agile mind."—International Herald Tribune

Edward VII: The Last Victorian King

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Author: Christopher Hibbert

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230610750

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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A riveting biography that vividly captures the life and times of the last Victorian king. To his mother, Queen Victoria, he was "poor Bertie," to his wife he was "my dear little man," while the President of France called him "a great English king," and the German Kaiser condemned him as "an old peacock." King Edward VII was all these things and more, as Hibbert reveals in this captivating biography. Shedding new light on the scandals that peppered his life, Hibbert reveals Edward's dismal early years under Victoria's iron rule, his terror of boredom that led to a lively social life at home and abroad, and his eventual ascent to the throne at age 59. Edward is best remembered as the last Victorian king, the monarch who installed the office of Prime Minister.

netwars - The Code 4: Decoy

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Author: M. Sean Coleman

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838755987

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

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netwars: The Code. Episode 4 of 6. - Hackers. Cyber warfare. Terrorism. Forget Edward Snowden and the NSA. Do you really know who's monitoring your data? -- Welcome to the Deep Web. Who needs tanks and guns when death is just a click away. -- In the aftermath of an explosion at Drax Power Station, all evidence points to the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU). Agent David Roche and Rebecca MacDonald of PrinceSec, who were investigating at the power plant, have disappeared. Scott Mitchell knows that hacker group Black Flag must be to blame for the attack. He suspects his old enemy Nightshade. But how can he and his NCCU colleagues prove it? Could the attack be a decoy to move attention from what Black Flag is actually planning elsewhere? And what the hell happened to Agent Roche and Rebecca? -- netwars: The Code is part of a transmedia project based on real facts and cyber-attack scenarios. The project spans multiple story platforms including a fact-based website (www.netwars-project.com) and the interactive graphic novel app "netwars: The Butterfly Attack." For fans of Dave Eggers, THE CIRCLE; Daniel Suarez, DARKNET; the movie ENEMY OF THE STATE, and espionage and high-tech thrillers. -- About the Author: M. Sean Coleman launched his career as one of the original writers on Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Online. He has since written and produced original, award-winning shows for MSN, O2, Sony Pictures, Fox, the BBC, and Channel 4. He continues to write novels, graphic novels, and tv scripts from his home in London. -- netwars: The Code is a Benjamin Franklin Digital Award SILVER HONOREE.

Simons Katze

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Author: Simon Tofield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442312337

Category:

Page: 242

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The Triumphs of Gods Revenge Against the Crying and Execrable Sin of Wilful and Premeditated Murther

With His Miraculous Discoveries, and Severe Punishments Thereof, in Thirty Several Tragical Histories; Digested Into Six Books, Committed in Divers Countries Beyond the Seas. Never Published Or Imprinted in Any Other Language ... With a Table of All the Several Letters and Challenges Contained in the Whole Six Books

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Author: John Reynolds

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Adultery

Page: 471

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Strike Terror

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Author: Bob McElwain

Publisher: Foremost Press, Inc.

ISBN: 0972373756

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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Because Nick can identify the terrorist sniper who killed a young woman, the group wants him dead. He desperately seeks to learn more about them and their domestic objectives, for in thwarting them lies his only hope for survival.