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Of Stiletto And Soul

Author : Michael King
ISBN : 9781469168036
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The entire purpose of being a Corner Boy was rooted in the concept of the ultra-masculine male The highest honor a Corner Boy could aspire was becoming a martyr for the gang The second highest honor was to carry a wound from battle that could be observed without the removal of ones attireThe third highest honor was going to jail and doing time In my young mind, Corner Boys came to represent the highest level of manhood and the epitome of moral virtue. says the author. But what was the truth? Of Stiletto and Soul: The Memoirs of Gangster Mike The Last West Philadelphia Corner Boyis a comprehensive and smooth recollection of the authors childhood experiences, family, youthful exploits, and his life with Philadelphias legendary Corner Boys. Honest, hopeful, challenging and absolutely inspiring, this book is about a unique life spent in a tough setting. In this book, King recollects his memories and deals with the most serious realitieslife, family, relationships, and the exigent world of his youth. This memoir is inspired by several factors, all of them pertinent to todays climate where some of the experiences of the author could serve as helpmates to those who may find themselves in similar situations. Here, he shares how both positive and negative influences in his life helped him developed a social consciousness. The book also relates certain historical events and personalities and packed with personal commentaries, insights, and psychosocial outlooks that readers may find relevant and favorable.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Turpentine S Soul

Author : Jerry Stordahl
ISBN : 9781602666009
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Keegan Turpentine has lost his son and been stoned by the Hell Hounds, but he survives. Now, demons are vying for his soul.

One Stiletto In The Grave

Author : J.M. Krumbine
Genre : Fiction
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When you have a bug problem, you call an exterminator. When someone skips out on their bail, you call a bounty hunter. And when a dead soul goes renegade, you call a grim reaper. Avery Graves is your typical type A personality who strives to achieve her best. Her sister, Brooke is…not that. Despite Avery’s best efforts, things aren’t working out as well for them as they are for the other reapers in town and the sisters find themselves a few dead souls short of making the rent. While chasing down a soul bounty that might get them out of their pauper’s grave and into a mausoleum, things take a turn for the worse when the sisters find themselves at odds with the worst thing possible: The living. Because the only thing worse than a dead soul that refuses to move on, is a living soul that refuses to let go.
Category: Fiction

Feathers In My Soul

Author : Graham Morgan
ISBN : 9781849913157
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DescriptionFeathers in my soul is both a fractured autobiography and a celebration of the world around us, a tale of recovery and a description of the experience known as schizophrenia. In a series of themed chapters Graham shows that life when seen to have a serious mental illness does not have to be a tragedy or the defining element of a person's life. Graham writes of his life growing up in Norfolk, Scotland, Sussex, Berkshire and Gloucestershire among other places, he describes travels abroad with his wife. He reflects on a near disastrous transatlantic yacht delivery and of his early days climbing on local crags and in Wales. He talks of the music he loves and his delivery from sadness by the love of his wife, he describes the snow and the Highlands, deserts and rainforests. Grahams story is an attempt to show that we all have a world of different experiences which all define us in different ways and that although the label of schizophrenia and the world of mental illness has been a central part of his adult life there are a myriad different perspectives and experiences that make him and anyone else who experiences mental illness into the everyday citizens we meet every day on the streets, peoples who are good and bad, vibrant and sad, calm and passionate. People like everyone else, each with a wonderful story to be told if only we listen closely enough. About the AuthorGraham lives in Nairn in the Scottish Highlands. He works with a group called HUG which speaks out on behalf of people with a mental illness. Prior to this he worked in Lothian doing the same sort of job. He has participated at a local, national and international level in seeking to improve services for people with mental health problems and to find ways of challenging the stigma and discrimination many people still face. He has been given a diagnosis of schizophrenia, although he was originally diagnosed with a personality disorder, he also flirts with alcohol abuse and depression and is presently detained under a community treatment order. Graham grew up in many different parts of the UK as his father was in the Royal Air Force, he was a boarder at public schools from the ages to nine to sixteen. He was first seen to suffer from mental ill health in his early twenties and his treatment in an old asylum prompted him to help set up one of the first drop in centres for young people with a mental illness in the UK that was run and managed by its members. In his childhood, Graham discovered his love of climbing, sailing and the natural world. He stopped climbing due to his fear of heights but spent time in his early twenties as a yacht skipper in the Far East. Graham lives alone now but lived with his wife for twenty four years and helped bring up his son. He has lived in the Highlands for sixteen years and hopes to remain there indefinitely. Graham has an MBE for services to mental health.

Devil Jazz

Author : Craig Forgrave
ISBN : 9780972832199
Genre : Devil
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How would mankind react to an alien named Armageddon suddenly stepping into the media spotlight and offering the world a new explanation of the origins of civilization? In New York, in the 21st century, things can go either way.
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Modern Infidel Filet Of Soul

Author : R. Thomas Risk
ISBN : 9781496900067
Genre : Fiction
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Stalked by a hitman for a heinous crime of which he was acquitted, a church pastor suffers waking nightmares about a dysfunctional divine family, a grim reaper which bears a striking resemblance to Johnny Cash, four riderless horses and a looming apocalypse. Meanwhile, society is in turmoil. Federal laws have disarmed honest citizens while freeing convicted murderers. Runaway taxation has driven the everyday economy underground. Congressional assent to a United Nations treaty facilitates the deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11/01. As the Presidential election nears, an irresistible urge to be truthful seizes the incumbent and her Republican opponent. The incumbent’s revelation about systemic voter fraud triggers reforms which result in a landslide victory for the third-party underdog. Ironically, not a single voter remembers selecting the spoiler at the ballot box. Predator and prey finally meet at a funeral, but the ceremony is hijacked by General George Patton. After performing a slapstick resurrection and setting humanity straight on a few things, Patton solves the political mystery by explaining the evolutionary leap which has begun to expand human consciousness. The newly aware congregants proceed to reinvent the United States of America envisioned by its founders.
Category: Fiction

Soul Tap

Author : N. Makeda Lucas-Ingram
ISBN : 9780595229949
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The second collection of poetry filled with soulful words written to stir and inspire readers. Tapping into your soul from my soul.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Soul Equity Inc

Author : Cyd Penny
ISBN : 9781481704830
Genre : Fiction
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When an old nemesis returns, soon-to-retire Key Largo police captain Jack Micelli finds himself drawn into a shadowy world of south Florida Voodoo. After several mysterious deaths, Micelli is joined in a search for the truth by a dwarf stripper, a disillusioned friar, a grieving widow and an ex-con who thinks he can make himself invisible. Some are motivated by greed, some by a broken heart and some by greater purpose. None are prepared for what they find. It turns into a struggle between modern day Wall Street and age-old ideology as a secretive and wealthy conglomerate, Soul Equity, Inc. prepares a global stock offering to buy equity in people's souls. They'll pay good money for all or part of a soul, and their slogan, "You're not using it, are you?" says it all. Is the company connected to the deaths in the Keys? Micelli's interest seems to be deflected at every turn - sometimes by forces he dare not believe in. Is there a difference between good and evil? Or are they inseparable parts of the same thing? Micelli must find the answer, and he's running out of time.
Category: Fiction

Brooklyn Birth Sicilian Soul

Author : F. Anthony D'Alessandro
ISBN : 9781622877522
Genre : Poetry
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Brooklyn Birth: Sicilian Soul consists of the poet's award winning and published poetry. It follows his life from a child in Brooklyn to teaching days, marriage, fatherhood, and grand parenting. The poetry presents a verbal canvas of his days spent on commercial boats, to late night stickball games on steamy streets, savory spaghetti Sundays surrounded by foods and family. The book details the discovery of his one romantic love, breathtaking exciting births of children and grandchildren, tells of lessons learned, countless students taught, and honors Vietnam heroes. It captures the wondrous journey of a humble writer. Keywords: Poetry, Italian, Brooklyn, Memoir, Family, Travelogue, Vietnam, Teacher, Sicilian, Florida
Category: Poetry

Standards In Stilettos

Author : Jazmin Frett
ISBN : 9781481777834
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Of course a great pair of heels will make any women feel confident in herself. Standards in Stilletos is a collection of Jazmin's blog articles and encouraging quotes. The articles promote female empowerment, self-love, respect for ourselves as women, and never allowing yourself to be disrespected. The articles put things in to perspective for women everywhere on how they can build up their self-esteem and happiness. The articles also touch on relationships and how women should refrain from selling themselves a dream by lowering standards or creating standards that are too high. The book illistrates that relationships require hard work, determination, and respect on all levels. In order for women to be able to love, they must find the love for themselves.
Category: Family & Relationships