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Dying Days

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ISBN10 : 0994267134

Publisher : Millaa House Publishing

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: It’s the end of Mugabe’s reign. Factions jockey for power. The scene is set for civil war.Matt Reid an ex British Special Forces soldier arrives in Australia in search of his biological father. He meets Alan Fletcher, a retired war correspondent, whose story about the disappearance of a Rhodesian SAS soldier in 1980, sends Matt off to Zimbabwe on a mission to find the truth. What he doesn’t plan is to become a person of interest to a paranoid secret police or to uncover plots of treachery and revenge and a half century old family feud. This is a story about discovering family, falling in love and finding redemption.

Dying Days

Author : James Craig

ISBN10 : 1472122232

Publisher : Constable

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Dying well is an art . . . the rest is just murder Inspector John Carlyle is waiting for his father to die of a terminal illness. Meanwhile, others are dropping like flies. An elderly professor is found dead in his Bloomsbury flat. The verdict is that of heart attack. But who then stuffed the deceased academic in a closet? And who emptied the man's bank account? Across town, Sergeant Alison Roche is back from maternity leave. Struggling to juggle The Job and a new baby, she needs Carlyle's help after a controversial financier is controversially murdered at a charity dinner. Similarities with a previous, unsolved killing, which left a black mark against Carlyle's record, only raise the stakes higher. With problems at work and problems at home, Carlyle just wants to keep his head down but there's little chance of that. Can he do his job, nail a couple of murder cases - and be there for his father at the end?

The Dying Days of the Third Reich

Author : Christian Huber,Geoffrey Brooks

ISBN10 : 0750969180

Publisher : The History Press

Number of Pages : 176

Category : History

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Book Summary: It has taken seventy years for the accounts of ordinary German soldiers during the Second World War to be made widely available to an English-speaking audience. This is hardly surprising given that interest in these important documents has only recently surfaced in Germany, where a long process of coming to terms with the past, or Vergangenheitsbewältigung, has taken place.Unlike other historical depictions of the fall of the Third Reich, Dying Days of the Third Reich presents the authentic voices of those German soldiers who fought on the front line. Throughout we are witness to the kind of bravery, ingenuity and, ultimately, fear that we are so familiar with from the many Allied accounts of this time. Their sense of confusion and terror is palpable as Nazi Germany finally collapses in May 1945, with soldiers fleeing to the American victors instead of the Russians in the hope of obtaining better treatments as a prisoner of war.This collection of first-hand accounts includes the stories of German soldiers fighting the Red Army on the Eastern Front; of Horst Messer, who served on the last East Prussian panzer tank but was captured and spent four years in Russian captivity at Riga; Hans Obermeier, who recounts his capture on the Czech front and escape from Siberia; and a moving account of an anonymous Wehrmacht soldier in Slovakia given orders to execute Russian prisoners.

The Dying Days Of Segregation In Australia

Author : Barbara Miller

ISBN10 : 164069630X

Publisher : Book Venture Publishing LLC

Number of Pages : 184

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Book Summary: While this book is an up-to-date account of the situation in Australia generally and particularly in Yarrabah, an Aboriginal community near Cairns, Queensland, most of the research was done in 1984. This was an incredibly significant time when nearly 100 years of legal oppression and segregation of Indigenous people in Queensland came to an end. What began in 1897 as legislation to ostensibly protect Indigenous people from white society, including outright slaughter, ended up as the Queensland Aborigines Act which put them on reserves with a permit system like apartheid South Africa? Read real life stories about segregation, self-management, land rights and human rights.

The Dying Day

Author : Vaseem Khan

ISBN10 : 1529341078

Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: 'The Da Vinci Code meets post-Independence India. I'd be surprised if I read a better book this year' M. W. CRAVEN 'This is a crime novel for everyone; for those who love traditional mysteries there are clues, codes and ciphers, but it also had a harder edge and a post-war darkness. Brilliant' ANN CLEEVES A priceless manuscript. A missing scholar. A trail of riddles. For over a century, one of the world's great treasures, a six-hundred-year-old copy of Dante's The Divine Comedy, has been safely housed at Bombay's Asiatic Society. But when it vanishes, together with the man charged with its care, British scholar and war hero, John Healy, the case lands on Inspector Persis Wadia's desk. Uncovering a series of complex riddles written in verse, Persis - together with English forensic scientist Archie Blackfinch - is soon on the trail. But then they discover the first body. As the death toll mounts it becomes evident that someone else is also pursuing this priceless artefact and will stop at nothing to possess it . . . Harking back to an era of darkness, this second thriller in the Malabar House series pits Persis, once again, against her peers, a changing India, and an evil of limitless intent. Gripping, immersive, and full of Vaseem Khan's trademark wit, this is historical fiction at its finest. Book one in this series, Midnight at Malabar House, was shortlisted for the CWA Sapere Books Historical Dagger and is an international ebook bestseller. Reader praise for The Dying Day: A fantastic book. Khan's writing really does appeal to the readers' senses and invokes the sights, sounds, and smells of post-war, post-independence, post-partition India and I love that aspect of the novels. It really is a page turner! I cannot wait for the third instalment. I never wanted to put the book down. I think it's a tour de force that gets everything right. Ingenious, delightful and elegant mystery from the very talented pen of Vaseem Khan. Steeped in rich historical detail, wonderfully drawn characters, an intricate and cleverly compiled plot and much wry humour this is simply a joy. It really doesn't get much better. 5 stars! A clever treasure hunt with a trail of clues set in witty riddles and puzzles. Between the tough detective at the core of the store, the streets of Bombay in which it played out, and the numerous unanticipated turns and twists of the plot, this made for a great blend of historical fiction and mystery. Stolen priceless manuscripts! Missing scholars! Riddles! Murder! Nazis! It's all happening for Persis Wadia, India's only woman police detective inspector ... I really enjoyed this. I was totally engrossed in this novel from start to finish! A deliciously good literary treasure hunt and mystery.

Emergency in Malaya

Author : Martin Pearce

ISBN10 : 1473552907

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 352

Category : History

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Book Summary: The story of the Malayan Emergency remains a relatively unknown yet fascinating part of twentieth-century history. It represents the last real military victory led by Britain in the dying years of the British Empire – and its political aspects still resonate in the world today. From the inauspicious circumstances of 1948, when communist revolutionaries tried to leap into the vacuum left by the Japanese vacating Malaya at the end of the Second World War, and to overthrow the complacent vestiges of British colonial rule, the Emergency led to years of bloodshed, political uncertainty and turmoil in the stifling humidity of the Far Eastern jungles. What emerged, eventually, was a triumph for pragmatism, policing, secret intelligence and military prowess combining in what is often cited as an exemplar of how to wage war against guerrilla forces. Yet for all that the success has been hailed, allegations of torture and other war crimes by the British have tarnished the achievements. Emergency in Malaya tells this complex story in a readable, engaging style, and will set the conflict in its full military, political and social context. Drawing on archive material and the first-hand accounts of people who served in the Emergency, this is an accessible and comprehensive single-volume survey of this last great colonial war.

Top Five Regrets of the Dying

Author : Bronnie Ware

ISBN10 : 1401956017

Publisher : Hay House, Inc

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Self-Help

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Book Summary: Revised edition of the best-selling memoir that has been read by over a million people worldwide with translations in 29 languages. After too many years of unfulfilling work, Bronnie Ware began searching for a job with heart. Despite having no formal qualifications or previous experience in the field, she found herself working in palliative care. During the time she spent tending to those who were dying, Bronnie's life was transformed. Later, she wrote an Internet blog post, outlining the most common regrets that the people she had cared for had expressed. The post gained so much momentum that it was viewed by more than three million readers worldwide in its first year. At the request of many, Bronnie subsequently wrote a book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, to share her story. Bronnie has had a colourful and diverse life. By applying the lessons of those nearing their death to her own life, she developed an understanding that it is possible for everyone, if we make the right choices, to die with peace of mind. In this revised edition of the best-selling memoir that has been read by over a million people worldwide, with translations in 29 languages, Bronnie expresses how significant these regrets are and how we can positively address these issues while we still have the time. The Top Five Regrets of the Dying gives hope for a better world. It is a courageous, life-changing book that will leave you feeling more compassionate and inspired to live the life you are truly here to live.

The Zoo

Author : Christopher Wilson

ISBN10 : 0735233985

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Patrick deWitt meets Catch 22, when a guileless young boy gets mixed up in Stalin's inner circle. There are certain things that Yuri Zipit knows: 1. That being official food-taster for the Great Leader of the Soviet Union requires him to drink too much vodka for a twelve-year-old. 2. That you do not have to be an Elephantologist to see that the Great Leader is dying. 3. Yuri's father is somewhere here in the Dacha. 4. It's a crime to love your family more than you love Socialism, the Party or the Republic. 5. That, because of his damaged mind, everyone thinks Yuri is a fool. But Yuri isn't. He sits quietly through excessive state dinners and witnesses it all--betrayals, body doubles, buffoonery. He's starting to get the hang of this politics thing, but there's so much to learn. Who knew that a man could be in five places at once? That someone could break your nose as a sign of friendship? That people could be disinvented? The Zoo is a cutting satire, told through the refreshing voice of one gutsy boy who will not give up on hope.

When Breath Becomes Air

Author : Paul Kalanithi

ISBN10 : 0812988418

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living? NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • People • NPR • The Washington Post • Slate • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly • BookPage Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Books for a Better Life Award in Inspirational Memoir At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. “I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything,” he wrote. “Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: ‘I can’t go on. I’ll go on.’” When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both.

The Bright Hour

Author : Nina Riggs

ISBN10 : 150116936X

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: * INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “Stunning…heartrending…this year’s When Breath Becomes Air.” —Nora Krug, The Washington Post “Beautiful and haunting.” —Matt McCarthy, MD, USA TODAY “Deeply affecting…simultaneously heartbreaking and funny.” —People (Book of the Week) “Vivid, immediate.” —Laura Collins-Hughes, The Boston Globe Starred reviews from * Kirkus Reviews * Publishers Weekly * Library Journal * Best Books of 2017 Selection by * The Washington Post * Most Anticipated Summer Reading Selection by * The Washington Post * Entertainment Weekly * Glamour * The Seattle Times * Vulture * InStyle * Bookpage * Bookriot * Real Simple * The Atlanta Journal-Constitution * The New York Times bestseller by poet Nina Riggs, mother of two young sons and the direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, is “a stunning…heart-rending meditation on life…It is this year’s When Breath Becomes Air” (The Washington Post). We are breathless but we love the days. They are promises. They are the only way to walk from one night to the other. Poet and essayist Nina Riggs was just thirty-seven years old when initially diagnosed with breast cancer—one small spot. Within a year, she received the devastating news that her cancer was terminal. How does a dying person learn to live each day “unattached to outcome”? How does one approach the moments, big and small, with both love and honesty? How does a young mother and wife prepare her two young children and adored husband for a loss that will shape the rest of their lives? How do we want to be remembered? Exploring motherhood, marriage, friendship, and memory, Nina asks: What makes a meaningful life when one has limited time? “Profound and poignant” (O, The Oprah Magazine), The Bright Hour is about how to make the most of all the days, even the painful ones. It’s about the way literature, especially Nina’s direct ancestor, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and her other muse, Montaigne, can be a balm and a form of prayer. Brilliantly written and exceptionally moving, it’s a “deeply affecting memoir, a simultaneously heartbreaking and funny account of living with loss and the specter of death. As Riggs lyrically, unflinchingly details her reality, she finds beauty and truth that comfort even amid the crushing sadness” (People, Book of the Week). Tender and heartwarming, The Bright Hour “is a gentle reminder to cherish each day” (Entertainment Weekly, Best New Books) and offers us this important perspective: “You can read a multitude books about how to die, but Riggs, a dying woman, will show you how to live” (The New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice).

Care for the Dying

Author : Andrew Davison,Sioned Evans

ISBN10 : 1625648022

Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers

Number of Pages : 176

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: This wise and practical handbook, written by a palliative care physician and a priest with experience in hospice ministry, addresses the needs of the dying, their relatives and friends, and also those who provide support and care. Recognizing that these needs are physical, emotional, and spiritual, Care for the Dying draws on insights from current best practice in palliative care, pastoral experience, and theological reflection. It explores the following: --the availability of care for the dying person --communicating with the family --responding to a request for assisted suicide --forgiveness, reconciliation and anointing --saying goodbyes --the mystery of suffering --dying with dignity --supporting the bereaved --caring for the carers. Throughout, there is a helpful emphasis on understanding the care of the dying as a privilege as well as a responsibility, on the importance of proper self-care and of gaining strength from working as a team. Many people, including medical professionals and clergy, are fearful of what to say or do when faced with approaching death. This resource will deepen understanding and build courage and confidence.

Midnight at Malabar House

Author : Vaseem Khan

ISBN10 : 1473685494

Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: *** SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA SAPERE BOOKS HISTORICAL DAGGER 2020, and an INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER *** 'The leading character is the deftly drawn Persis Wadia, the country's first female detective. She's a wonderful creation and this is a hugely enjoyable book' ANN CLEEVES 'This is historical crime fiction at its best - a compelling mix of social insight and complex plotting with a thoroughly engaging heroine. A highly promising new series' MAIL ON SUNDAY Bombay, New Year's Eve, 1949 As India celebrates the arrival of a momentous new decade, Inspector Persis Wadia stands vigil in the basement of Malabar House, home to the city's most unwanted unit of police officers. Six months after joining the force she remains India's first female police detective, mistrusted, sidelined and now consigned to the midnight shift. And so, when the phone rings to report the murder of prominent English diplomat Sir James Herriot, the country's most sensational case falls into her lap. As 1950 dawns and India prepares to become the world's largest republic, Persis, accompanied by Scotland Yard criminalist Archie Blackfinch, finds herself investigating a case that is becoming more political by the second. Navigating a country and society in turmoil, Persis, smart, stubborn and untested in the crucible of male hostility that surrounds her, must find a way to solve the murder - whatever the cost.

Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

Author : Ulysses S. Grant

ISBN10 : 1480477044

Publisher : Open Road Media

Number of Pages : 436

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: The celebrated remembrances of the man who led the Union to victory during the Civil War Completed just days before his death, Grant’s Personal Memoirs is a clear and compelling account of his military career, focusing on two great conflicts: the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. Lauded for its crisp and direct prose, Grant’s autobiography offers frank insight into everything from the merits of the war with Mexico to the strategies and tactics employed by Union forces against the Confederacy to the poignancy of Grant’s meeting with General Lee at Appomattox Court House. Beloved and bestselling since its publication in 1885, Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is a seminal work of military history and one of the great achievements of American autobiography. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Author : W. Y. Evans-Wentz

ISBN10 : 0199839514

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 354

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow unprepared for their teachings. Now, in the form of the ever-popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, these teachings are constantly being discovered and rediscovered by Western readers of many different backgrounds--a phenomenon which began in 1927 with Oxford's first edition of Dr. Evans-Wentz's landmark volume. While it is traditionally used as a mortuary text, to be read or recited in the presence of a dead or dying person, this book--which relates the whole experience of death and rebirth in three intermediate states of being--was originally understood as a guide not only for the dead but also for the living. As a contribution to the science of death and dying--not to mention the belief in life after death, or the belief in rebirth--The Tibetan Book of the Dead is unique among the sacred texts of the world, for its socio-cultural influence in this regard is without comparison. This fourth edition features a new foreword, afterword, and suggested further reading list by Donald S. Lopez, author of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Lopez traces the whole history of the late Evans-Wentz's three earlier editions of this book, fully considering the work of contributors to previous editions (C. G. Jung among them), the sections that were added by Evans-Wentz along the way, the questions surrounding the book's translation, and finally the volume's profound importance in engendering both popular and academic interest in the religion and culture of Tibet. Another key theme that Lopez addresses is the changing nature of this book's audience--from the prewar theosophists to the beat poets to the hippies to contemporary exponents of the hospice movement--and what these audiences have found (or sought) in its very old pages.

Tuesdays with Morrie

Author : Mitch Albom

ISBN10 : 0307414094

Publisher : Crown

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.

Days with Sir Roger De Coverley

Author : Sir Richard Steele,Joseph Addison

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Publisher : Good Press

Number of Pages : 122

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: "Days with Sir Roger De Coverley" by Sir Richard Steele, Joseph Addison. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

England in the Days of Old

Author : William Andrews

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Publisher : Good Press

Number of Pages : 1809

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: "England in the Days of Old" by William Andrews. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

What Every Person Should Know About War

Author : Chris Hedges

ISBN10 : 9781416583141

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 192

Category : History

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Book Summary: Acclaimed New York Times journalist and author Chris Hedges offers a critical -- and fascinating -- lesson in the dangerous realities of our age: a stark look at the effects of war on combatants. Utterly lacking in rhetoric or dogma, this manual relies instead on bare fact, frank description, and a spare question-and-answer format. Hedges allows U.S. military documentation of the brutalizing physical and psychological consequences of combat to speak for itself. Hedges poses dozens of questions that young soldiers might ask about combat, and then answers them by quoting from medical and psychological studies. • What are my chances of being wounded or killed if we go to war? • What does it feel like to get shot? • What do artillery shells do to you? • What is the most painful way to get wounded? • Will I be afraid? • What could happen to me in a nuclear attack? • What does it feel like to kill someone? • Can I withstand torture? • What are the long-term consequences of combat stress? • What will happen to my body after I die? This profound and devastating portrayal of the horrors to which we subject our armed forces stands as a ringing indictment of the glorification of war and the concealment of its barbarity.