Download or read book The Last to Die written by Robert J. Hoshowsky and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2007-04-30 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Short-listed for the 2008 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Non-Fiction Although they committed separate crimes, Arthur Lucas and Ronald Turpin met their deaths on the same scaffold at Toronto’s Don Jail on December 11, 1962. They were the last two people executed in Canada, but surprisingly little was known about them until now. This is the first book to uncover the lives and deaths of Turpin, a Canadian criminal, and Lucas, a Detroit gangster. The result of more than five years of research, The Last to Die is based on original interviews, hidden documents, trial transcripts, and newspaper accounts. Featuring crime scene photos and never-before-published documents, this riveting book also reveals the heroic efforts of lawyer Ross MacKay, who defended both men, and Chaplain Cyril Everitt, who remained with them to the end. What actually happened the night of the hangings is shrouded by myth and rumour. This book finally confirms the truth and reveals the gruesome mistake that cost Arthur Lucas not only his life but also his head.
Download or read book King William s Tontine written by Moshe Milevsky and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-04-13 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book reviews the finance, economics, and history of tontines and argues they should be resurrected in the twenty-first century.
Download or read book Die Off written by Kirk Russell and published by Severn House Publishers Ltd. This book was released on 2013-11-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Marquez is back - but his mission is the same: shut down animal traffickers. Still attached to the California Fish & Game's Special Operations Unit, it's the open, unsolved investigations that now land on his desk. Then a tip call comes which reveals the location of a gun used to kill two young women camping along the Klamath River two years ago. At the same time, Marquez is on the hunt for a notorious animal trafficker known as Rider, who’s rumoured to have a hideout in mountainous northern California. The subsequent discovery of thousands of invasive northern pike triggers a cascade of clues and questions that draws Marquez away from his pursuit of Rider. Or do they? Is there a connection? When a Siskiyou County investigator and an ambitious sheriff question Marquez’s interest in the murders of the two women and his relentless presence in the remote northern county, the stakes rise ever higher – and the way forward is fraught with risk.
Download or read book Hope is the Last to Die written by Halina Birenbaum and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-03-04 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is an important work in Holocaust literature and was originally published in Poland in 1967. Covering the years 1939-1945, it is the author's account of her experience growing up in the Warsaw ghetto and her eventual deportation to, imprisonment in, and survival of the Majdanek, Auschwitz, Ravensbruck, and Neustadt-Glewe camps. Since the old, the weak, and children were summarily executed by the Nazis in these camps, Mrs Birenbaum's survival and coming of age is all the more remarkable. Her story is told with simplicity and clarity and the new edition contains revisions made by the author to the original English translation, and is expanded with a new epilogue and postscripts that bring the story up to date and complete the circle of Mrs Birenbaum's experiences.
Download or read book DYING NOT DEAD written by Dr. Clarence R. Kelley Sr. and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2012-03-08 with total page 76 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DYING BUT NOT DEAD is a book about end of life care. It takes a look at how we often times see the dying. It is an observation from the Hospice Chaplain as to how we often respond to those who have been given a terminal diagnosis. It is also a glimpse of the Patients emotional, Psychological and Spiritual response to death and dying. The intent of the book is that we become better listeners to those we companion during end of life care. It is about listening to them and hearing what they have to say. It is about enhancing their dignity and comfort during their journey.
Download or read book The Last Man to Die written by Malcolm Shuman and published by Overamstel Uitgevers. This book was released on 2014-07-15 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An archaeological dig turns up a skeleton whose death is recent history The beaches are full on this sunny Biloxi afternoon, but Micah Dunn has no appetite for sunbathing. Watching a group of scientists excavate an ancient Native American site along the Mississippi, the private detective’s thoughts turn first to the archaeologist who broke his heart, and then to murder. Hoping for beads or pottery, the scientists have found a dirt-stained skeleton whose fillings tell them he was killed during the twentieth century, whose amputated leg suggests a veteran, and whose punctured skull says death by pistol. The bones belonged to Max Chantry, a 1940s reform political candidate who disappeared under mysterious circumstances. But if New Orleans politicos killed him, why did he end up buried a state away? This case is ice cold, but solving it will put Dunn in the hot seat.
Download or read book Final Scenes written by Janet Stark and published by Word Alive Press. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Final Scenes is a collection of moving stories that illustrate the strength of the human spirit as it is nearing death. Told in a heart-warming way, and at times with humour, Janet Stark seeks to express the hope and comfort that comes from compassionate care. Final Scenes is designed as a creative teaching tool. Filled with lessons about best practice in providing authentic hospice care, these stories can be discussed by the medical team; hospice and pastoral care volunteers; and the ill person and family.
Download or read book The Dragon People of Planet Draco written by Valdez and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2017-09-12 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cristin was swimming and looked up and saw dragons flying her way. She got out and got into her tent then came out a few minutes later as the dragons were landing. She told them to transform into human beings. As she finds out that that her father is dying, she goes with them. She goes with them to her handmaidens eleven hatch party. Her brother is trying to kill her, and he starts a war between his sister and him.
Download or read book Everyone Dies Young written by Marc Augé and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2016-05-24 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "We are awash in time, savoring a few moments of it; we project ourselves into it, reinvent it, play with it; we take our time or let it slip away: it is the raw material of our imagination. Age, on the other hand, is the detailed account of the days that pass, the one-way view of the years whose total sum when set forth can stupefy us. Age wedges each of us between a date of birth that, at least in the West, we know for certain and an expiration date that, as a general rule, we would like to defer. Time is a freedom, age a constraint." Marc Augé remembers his beloved childhood cat, who seemed to grow wise with age, though her essential nature remained unchanged. He considers our belief that objects mature, when it is our perception of them that evolves over time. He wonders why public demonstrations of affection between the elderly make the young so uncomfortable and why we torture ourselves with regret at what might have been. Time can be liberating, he finds; it is a resource we can squander or relish. Yet age is a burden, bound by our personal and cultural neuroses. With an ethnologist's understanding of construct and practice, Augé isolates age from the development of consciousness, desire, and representations of the self. In bold, eye-opening strokes, he casts age as a physical marker and treats one's youthful approach to the world as the true measure of life's value.
Download or read book The Calm in the Late Afternoon written by Chuck Culver and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2010-05 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Towering Novel! Chuck Culver's Best Work. Retired doctor David Somerset, grief-stricken with the recent loss of his beloved wife, is trying painfully to follow through with plans they both made to the English Cotswolds and to restore a 600-hundred-year-old cottage. Although he makes friends with a number of colorful locals in the town of Winchcomb, he is still agonizing over his loss. Then rescue arrives in the form of a mysterious metal box a workman finds in the walls of his cottage. Inside the box, straight from the 16th century, is a rare Tyndale Bible, the first English translation of the Scriptures and the cause of Thomas Tyndale's branding as a heretic by the Catholic Church and his burning at the stake. Also enclosed is the diary of a hitherto unknown priest named Father Christopher Moore, who was Tyndale's best friend and later a chaplain in the court of Henry VIII. The Calm in the Late Afternoon is one of those novels that is more than a read. It's a joyful immersion in life.
Download or read book The Three Chambers written by Michael Bent and published by AB Discovery. This book was released on 2020-05-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Michael Bent’s first full length science fiction book for young teenagers is a fast-paced action story about three teens who discover a secret chamber beneath a house. This leads them on an amazing journey into the past, the future and to places unknown.Read this fabulous adventure story as they learn more about their previously hidden family history and the amazing secrets held in… The Three Chambers.
Download or read book In the Heart of the Country written by J. M. Coetzee and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2017-05-30 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A story told in prose as feverishly rich as William Faulkner's, In the Heart of the Country is a work of irresistable power. J.M. Coetzee's latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, is now available from Viking. Late Essays: 2006-2016 will be available January 2018. On a remote farm in South Africa, the protagonist of J. M. Coetzee's fierce and passionate novel watches the life from which she has been excluded. Ignored by her callous father, scorned and feared by his servants, she is a bitterly intelligent woman whose outward meekness disguises a desperate resolve not to become "one of the forgotten ones of history." When her father takes an African mistress, that resolve precipitates an act of vengeance that suggests a chemical reaction between the colonizer and the colonized—and between European yearnings and the vastness and solitude of Africa. With vast assurance and an unerring eye, J. M. Coetzee has turned the family romance into a mirror of the colonial experience.
Download or read book I Always Hear Music written by Theresa Palek and published by Xulon Press. This book was released on 2007-10-01 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Palek pens a story of love and courage set in 1912, inspired by letters she discovered in her grandparents' attic.
Download or read book The Book of Lergat written by Sandra McPherson and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2015-08-31 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A beautiful golden, leather, covered book encrusted with jewels is found by the Moards, working in the mines of the Magenta Mountains and brought to King Gidleron of Dordom. The cover simply says 'Scyra Zorkia'. The language in the book is unknown to Gidley (as he is known to his friends) and he tries to find a clue to the books origin by searching his palace library. He cannot find any other book with the same language or any mention of Scyra Zorkia. The harder he searches, the more frustrated he becomes. When friends come for a visit, Gidley hopes one of them may know something about the book, but unfortunately, they are as baffled as he is and can't answer any of his questions. Trying to find the answers to this intriguing book sends Gidley and his friends on a wild and funny adventure, that is not without danger. The perils they face and the fear of the unknown won't keep these determined heroes from their quest to solve the puzzle of the books origin. Little by little, they discover clues to the books secret. What they find at the end of their journey stuns them and solves a long time mystery that will impact all of the Kings and Queens in the Realms of Yonder.
Download or read book The Ghosts of Plaka Beach written by Stylianos Perrakis and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sixty years after the end of World War II Stylianos (Stelios) Perrakis, Greek-born finance professor who has lived most of his life in Canada, went back to Greece to investigate a traumatic event in his family's history that colored his childhood years. The circumstances surrounding the kidnapping and murder of his maternal uncle by a Communist death squad in May 1944, in the Argolida region of the Greek Peloponnese, were cloaked in mystery, never discussed openly by family members. Using trial transcripts, interviews with survivors and with people involved in his uncle's kidnapping, and such primary materials as unpublished diaries and family correspondence, Perrakis managed to document the full sequence of events that led up to this family tragedy. He then widened his focus to draw out the implications of this particular event, painting an intimate picture of a prosperous middle-class provincial world faced with extraordinary challenges that it was unable to overcome.
Download or read book BLACK SOUL written by Ahmet M. Rahmanovic and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2010-02-05 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: About the book: "The best novel published about the Bosnian tragedy..." - Academic, Tvrtko Kulenovic After fifty years, genocide in Europe again. This time live, 24/7 coverage of the extermination of a nation. The author, Ahmet M. Rahmanovic, pens a fictional novel based on the true events of Bosnia ́s darkest period in "Black Soul", a new book release through Xlibris. This book, unlike any others, gives a face to all the actors in the Bosnian tragedy. In gripping war-action thriller, Rahmanovic takes readers from the battle-torn hills of Sarajevo to the streets of Chicago, where one man journeys to find new meaning in his life. Can he escape the horrors of memory in a foreign land, or will it continue to haunt him? "It is a story of love and war, of tenderness and brutality. The author tells a raw, often brutal story of unorthodox aggression, the likes of which are unprecedented in the history of war. The reader will find madness, insanity, blood, the hypocrisy of world powers ..." - Mugdim Karabeg, Journalist. But beneath the story, Rahmanovic presents us with a subtle account of the Bosnian Muslims, their outlook on life, justice, dignity, and honor. Most of all, this novel gives hope of building bridges between people, and shows how little good will is needed to turn the differences of religion, culture and race from an obstacle to a strength. Since its initial release in Bosnia, Black Soul has enjoyed a consistent ranking on the best seller list. More about the book and the author at www.blacksoul.us
Download or read book During the Apocalypse written by Steffan Piper and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2007-05 with total page 54 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the Apocalypse . is the final word on the coming days for all of us. Poetic statement on the state of man by Los Angeles area author and Poet Laureate Steffan Piper. Biography ... Born in Pennsylvania in 1971 and raised in England and various parts of Alaska. Attended school at the University of Alaska, Anchorage and the University of Los Angeles, California. Steffan has lived in many places across the globe with a purpose bent on never being a tourist in his own home, town or country. Once a resident of Alaska, the Mayor of Nome, asked him to 'leave and never return', due to a minor misunderstanding. He has been oft-quoted as being an alien in all environments and unable to find his true home. He is disliked by most, but loved enough. He has an undying love of physics, literature and Caravaggio.