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A Thousand Lives

Author : Julia Scheeres
ISBN : 9781451628968
Genre : History
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In 1954, a pastor named Jim Jones opened a church in Indianapolis called Peoples Temple Full Gospel Church. He was a charismatic preacher with idealistic beliefs, and he quickly filled his pews with an audience eager to hear his sermons on social justice. As Jones’s behavior became erratic and his message more ominous, his followers leaned on each other to recapture the sense of equality that had drawn them to his church. But even as the congregation thrived, Jones made it increasingly difficult for members to leave. By the time Jones moved his congregation to a remote jungle in Guyana and the US government began to investigate allegations of abuse and false imprisonment in Jonestown, it was too late. A Thousand Lives is the story of Jonestown as it has never been told. New York Times bestselling author Julia Scheeres drew from tens of thousands of recently declassified FBI documents and audiotapes, as well as rare videos and interviews, to piece together an unprecedented and compelling history of the doomed camp, focusing on the people who lived there. The people who built Jonestown wanted to forge a better life for themselves and their children. In South America, however, they found themselves trapped in Jonestown and cut off from the outside world as their leader goaded them toward committing “revolutionary suicide” and deprived them of food, sleep, and hope. Vividly written and impossible to forget, A Thousand Lives is a story of blind loyalty and daring escapes, of corrupted ideals and senseless, haunting loss.
Category: History

A Thousand Lives

Author : Rachel Kench
ISBN : 9780595399765
Genre : Fiction
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When Patience St. Clare falls in love, everyone seems out to destroy her happiness. When her social-climbing mother plots to marry her off to another man, Patience devises a plan of her own. Determined to escape the confines of Victorian society, Patience sets her plan in motion. When things go tragically and horribly wrong, scandal ensues and Patience must learn to live in world where forgiveness is just out of reach, and redemption seems an impossible dream... When Helena Currin suffers a devastating loss, she gains a heightened sense of her own existence. Suddenly, there are no coincidences. Her chronic headaches, her troubled marriage, and her complicated friendships all seem part of a larger cosmic scheme. Then, a blue-eyed stranger comes into Helena's life, and she makes a startling connection to the past - a connection that holds the key to her own happiness. Spanning three continents and over a hundred years, A Thousand Lives, is a novel that explores the human capacity to forgive, the universal need for redemption, and the lessons we endure on the quest for inner peace.
Category: Fiction

Had I A Thousand Lives

Author : Medbh McGuckian
ISBN : UOM:39015057592159
Genre : Poetry
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Author : Will Barrow
ISBN : 9780753550762
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller Thousands of lives have been saved by this spaniel. He is a best friend in dog’s clothing. An RAF dog with his mossy feet firmly on the ground. A brave dog who has served his colleagues and his country with unstinting devotion. A dog in a million. This is the story of the partnership of Buster and Will, told by Will himself, describing how each came to save the other’s life. This is a relationship that produced some heroic feats in the dust and desert heat of Afghanistan - and beyond. Buster, uniquely, has served five tours of duty - more than any other military dog. “With some dogs you share a boil in the bag breakfast and maybe a blanket on a cold desert floor. Some you wouldn’t leave in charge of your Grandma unless you wanted to find out just how fast the old girl could run. But, if you’re very, very lucky there will be the one dog you would lay down your life for – and for me that dog is Buster.” As told to Isabel George.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Dream Of A Thousand Lives

Author : Karen Connelly
ISBN : 158005062X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A Canadian poet describes her year-long sojourn in Denchai, a small farming community in northern Thailand, describing the jungles, the hedonistic high-life of Bangkok, the influence of Buddhism, and more. Original.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Thousand Lives

Author : Iris Morley
ISBN : 7800502570
Genre : Great Britain
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Portal Of A Thousand Worlds

Author : Dave Duncan
ISBN : 9781504038744
Genre : Fiction
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The looming threat of a once-in-a-millennium magical event sends nineteenth-century China into violent chaos in this epic alternate-history fantasy. Author of the Seventh Sword series Dave Duncan transports us to Imperial China in an alternate nineteenth century—an Asian epoch not unlike the Boxer Rebellion era—with a spellbinding tale of rebellion, political intrigue, larceny, seduction, shape-shifting, dark magic, and murder. These are troubled years in the Good Land. Ten centuries have passed since the last time the Portal of a Thousand Worlds opened, bringing chaos, upheaval, and radical change to the then-ruling dynasty, and now the mystical gateway is rumored to be on the verge of opening once more. Only the Firstborn—he who has been reincarnated through countless generations and remembers all he has ever learned—knows what the future holds, but he has been imprisoned for refusing to comply with a repressive imperial government’s wishes. Now, those hoping to seize the opportunity for wealth and position are hatching sinister plots. And as the cold-hearted dowager empress closely guards a fateful secret, and a rebel army led by a fanatical zealot gathers strength under the Bamboo Banner, the cataclysm approaches. . . . The recipient of two Aurora Awards and numerous Locus and Endeavour Award nominations, Dave Duncan is an acknowledged master of sword-and-sorcery adventure on par with George R. R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame. A sprawling epic with a colorful cast of royals, thieves, prostitutes, gods, warriors, dragons, assassins, merchants, and mages set against the backdrop of a volatile alternate Asia, Portal of a Thousand Worlds is a magnificent work of invention from one of the premier fantasists of our day.
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