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Waiting To Be Heard

Author : Amanda Knox
ISBN : 0062217216
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In March 2015, Amanda Knox was exonerated, eight years after her wrongful arrest. Here is her story in her own words. In November 2007, twenty-year-old Amanda Knox had been studying in Perugia, Italy, for only a few weeks when her friend and roommate, British student Meredith Kercher, was murdered. The investigation made headlines around the world, and Amanda's arrest placed her at the center of a media firestorm. After an extremely controversial trial, she was convicted of murder in 2009. She spent four years in an Italian prison until a new court, which appointed independent experts to review the prosecution's DNA evidence, affirmatively found her innocent in 2011. She returned home to Seattle, Washington. But just when Amanda thought her legal nightmare had ended, it began all over again. In March 2013, Italy's highest court annulled the acquittal and sent the case to the lower courts for further proceedings. Even though no new evidence was introduced against her, Amanda was found guilty and sentenced to twenty-eight and a half years in prison in January 2014. This decision was overturned by the Italian Supreme Court, which exonerated her of the murder charge. In Waiting to Be Heard, Amanda speaks about what it was like to find herself imprisoned in a foreign country for a crime she did not commit, and how much she relied on the unwavering support of her family and friends, many of whom made extraordinary sacrifices on her behalf. Waiting to Be Heard is an unflinching, heartfelt coming-of-age narrative like no other—now with a new afterword, in which Amanda describes the heart-stopping final twists in her fight for freedom—and her hopes for the future.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Waiting To Be Heard

Author : Students of San Francisco's Thurgood Mar
ISBN : 1932416196
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The voices of students speaking about peace and violence are loud and clear, and they can be read in Waiting to Be Heard. This anthology by thirty-nine students of San Francisco's Thurgood Marshall Academic High School, with a foreword by Isabel Allende, combines essays, fiction, poetry, and experimental writing to offer passionate, lucid staments about personal, local, and global issues — the way high-schoolers would have you hear them.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Waiting To Be Heard

Author : Bogusia J. Wojciechowska
ISBN : 9781449013714
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Waiting to be Heard is the voice of the persecuted, the brave, the hopeful, the betrayed and the determined. It is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and to a generation that did not see itself as 'victims, ' but as 'survivors.' Studies of the War and post-War years have traditionally focused on political and military history. In recent years there has been a greater interest in the social consequences of the War. Nevertheless, discussions relating to the displacement of the Polish-born usually focus on the Holocaust interpreted as a Jewish-only phenomenon. Yet, in the years 1939-45, Poland lost 6,029,000, or 22%, of its total population, including approximately 3 million of its Christian residents. Many of those who survived the War, at its conclusion, were scattered all over the world; by the end of 1945, 249,000 members of the Polish Armed Forces were under British command, with 41,400 dependants in the United Kingdom, Italy, East and South Africa, New Zealand, India, Palestine, Mexico and Western Germany. These refugees have long sought a voice for their experiences. The website, www.PolishDiaspora.net, was created in 2006 by Dr. Wojciechowska as a forum for their voices. The international deluge of interest in the project resulted in Waiting to be Heard. While some participants had talked and written about their experiences before, the majority had not discussed their experiences with anyone outside their immediate social circle. And the memories are still painful, as exemplified by one participant who said, "God, I askyou; allow me to forget those days and weeks when I lay on piles of corpses in the hope of finding a tiny bit of warmth; allow me to forget the licking of ice from the walls of the cattle wagons; allow me to lose my memory of those years "
Category: Biography & Autobiography

En Attendant Godot

Author : Samuel Beckett
ISBN : 3518065017
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French Legal System

Author : Catherine Elliott
ISBN : 1405811617
Genre : Law
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Explains the sources of French law, the structure of the courts and professions, and the characteristics of the legal process. This book: covers the areas taught at the beginning of courses on French law; includes chapters on academic and professional law studies in France; and features illustrations on how to structure essays and exercises.
Category: Law

Things Seen And Heard By Many

Author : W. Thomas Love
ISBN : 9781491744673
Genre : Poetry
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Things Seen and Heard by Many is a collection of poetry based upon the author’s observations of people as they go about their daily lives, not knowing they are being observed. Within each observed life is a central problem caused by some outside influence or an internal conflict. Author W. Thomas Love seeks to bring this to light to stimulate all who read the book to examine themselves and their respective lives. This examination hopes to minimize the problems before they become uncontrollable. An uncontrolled problem will disrupt life. From the outward expressions of a cotton picker’s life and the author’s interpretation of his life to the revelation that the world is a hard place that creates hard hearts, the poetry considers the essence of the human soul in its journey through life. These are many souls we encountered through our walk through this life. Things Seen and Heard by Many chronicles their joy, pain, struggle, disappointments, and their sadness. Our Brother (Dr. Claude) We want you to know that you, our brother, have been the highlight of our lives You came from way down under, but you still reached for the sky. You were born in abject poverty, an environment with defocusing means. You were the exception to the rule because you had big dreams. You were a quiet young man with a deep mind...
Category: Poetry

Hope Was Heard Singing

Author : Sally Foster-Fulton
ISBN : 9781849522809
Genre : Religion
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An Advent collection of prayers, meditations, poems and a few wee plays. A rich resource, from an original voice, for personal reflection and for congregations and small groups searching for material relevant to the 21st century. The author is Associate Minister at Dunblane Cathedral and Convener of the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland.
Category: Religion

Uprising Of Goats

Author : Diane Glancy
ISBN : 9781630874087
Genre : Religion
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A professor hears the voices of Biblical women. She begins writing. What was it like for Dorcas to die and be brought back to life? What was it like for Philip's daughters to live with the threat of persecution after Christ was crucified? What did Miriam feel when she sat in the leprosy tent? What did they all say as the professor wove her own story between their voices? It was Michal, David's first wife, who made a bolster of goat's hair for David's bed when Saul, her father, was trying to kill him. The bolster made it look as if David were there. Likewise, these women's voices are not their actual voices, because they were not recorded in Scripture, but a similitude of what such women might have said. The narrator struggles with their stories beneath Scripture. Michal is maligned because she scorned David when he danced before the ark, but after the death of her sister, she raised her sister's sons. David hanged them all when the Gibeonites told him that Saul had broken a covenant with them. They asked that Saul's male descendants be killed. What was it like for Michal to see her nephews hanged? What did she have to say?
Category: Religion

Politics In China

Author : William A. Joseph
ISBN : 9780199384839
Genre : Political Science
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On October 1, 2009, the People's Republic of China (PRC) celebrated the 60th anniversary of its founding. And what an eventful and tumultuous six decades it had been. During that time, under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), China was transformed from one of the world's poorest countries into the world's fastest growing major economy, and from a weak state barely able to govern or protect its own territory to a rising power that is challenging the United States for global influence. Over those same years, the PRC also experienced the most deadly famine in human history, caused largely by the actions and inactions of its political leaders. Not long after, there was a collapse of government authority that pushed the country to the brink of (and in some places actually into) civil war and anarchy. Today, China is, for the most part, peaceful, prospering, and proud. This is the China that was on display for the world to see during the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The CCP maintains a firm grip on power through a combination of popular support largely based on its recent record of promoting rapid economic growth and harsh repression of political opposition. Yet, the party and country face serious challenges on many fronts, including a slowing economy, environmental desecration, pervasive corruption, extreme inequalities, and a rising tide of social protest. Politics in China is an authoritative introduction to how the world's most populous nation and rapidly rising global power is governed today. Written by leading China scholars, the book's chapters offers accessible overviews of major periods in China's modern political history from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, key topics in contemporary Chinese politics, and developments in four important areas located on China's geographic periphery: Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Category: Political Science

I Cried Unto The Lord In My Wilderness The Lord Heard My Cry

Author : Evelyn Scott Roberts
ISBN : 9781465353320
Genre : Religion
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This is a book on inspirational concerns and interpretation. It gives the reader a chance to become enlightened, focus and calm about the things that are happening in the world today. We have to have an outlet for understanding the truth about the coming event that is larger than any event that has ever taken place. This event is the coming of Christ. Yes, our Lord and Savior is coming and soon! And we need to prepare ourselves for it through the wisdom and knowledge of being able to cope with the daily issues of life through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The interpretation of God’s word, by man, down through the generations, may have lost some of its depth, but the basic teaching of Christ is still there,so I urge everyone to develop a true relationship with God, individually, and He will fill in the gaps in your life to help you know His truth. He gives all of us the ability to go to Him and get the truth and understanding of His word so that we do not have to depend on another man. This reference book goes a little deeper into God’s realm of infinite glory. It pulls out the no no’s and do not’s that most of us skirt around simply because we do not want to hurt one another. But if your information, to them, is going to be of service to God, it is better for them to hurt for a little while and learn the truth, than to not receive it. Please read this interpretation of the verses with an open heart and mind. It will be through your spirit that you will receive the messages that will be intended for you. God will direct and guide you and let not man be your guide. Because men are going to conveniently interpret the meaning of God’s Word, in the last days, to make their lives easier to live the way they want to live it; a continuum of the ungodly situations, but a different aspect of it. But it says in 2 Corinthians 6:17 and 18- 17 Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. We are to stop agreeing with, and doing as they do. But walk in the Light of our Savior Jesus Christ and do as God would have you. You cannot live in the world and not come in contact with sinners, but being a child of God, your mind, spirit, thinking, action and speech will change to reflect the God in you. Being a child of God opens us up to all sorts of trials, tests and tribulations as well as the many blessings that God showers on us every day. The trials, tests and tribulations comes to strengthen us in the word and work of God and to help us grow in or relationship with God. The blessings are the reward for being faithful in our service and going through our trials and tribulations; doing it with praise to our God and reverence to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Yes, God rewards/show us His faithfulness in His Promise to never leave or forsake us and also His unconditional love. The blessings are the “well done” thy good and faithful servant or the rewards God bestows on us for being faithful while going through our trials and tribulations and doing well or the best we can. God put a stamp of approval and a reminder that His promises are true. Every day we ask for miracles but we are not ready to do what God says in order to receive them. The price you pay for God’s Blessings and eternal life is to do His will. When you come to the crossroads in your life, carefully weigh the situations and circumstances that brought you there. Hopefully, with these verses, you will be enlightened. And through them God will give you the direction to take the road on the RIGHT.
Category: Religion

God Is Waiting For You

Author : Tannia M. Winston
ISBN : 9781449753863
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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God is waiting for you is an encounter with your destiny on the path to God, an illuminating, exciting, spiritually rejuvenating walk with God as you face real-life experiences that reveal to you who you really are. Breath-taking steps that allows you to grow in God and mature as you journey on the path to accept your assignment from Him; facing the corrupt teaching and misleading of false prophets who are denying Jesus Christ the Messiah. They have laid the damaging foundations of doubt and destruction for many lost souls. God Is Waiting for You is not only revealing to you how to walk on this path and take on your new assignment from God, but teaching every Christian that they must learn to take the authority to throw Gods Weight around! CALLING ALL CARS! Dear Children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. (1 John 2:18)
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Cry To Be Heard

Author : Mathew Ossja
ISBN : 9781434896667
Genre : Fiction
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The story of love, romance, and heartache. What once started as a beautiful story twisted towards a tragedy. Fiona was the love of his life, but her feelings were not the same for him. William is desperate to repel her from his heart, but everyday he is betrayed by his heart and slowly dies away. Two years he had endured the dark chapter. Along side his heartache lay betrayal. One of his former friends seeks to bury William in his misery, his ego leading him to believe that William had betrayed him since he also felt affection for Fiona. William feels isolated and trapped at the same time. No one will listen to him, and the ones who will are being manipulated against him by Luke. The only one who won't be manipulated is his heart, which speaks of only two resolutions - escape or vengeance. Violence is never the answer - but it is a way to get to it.
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A Season Of Waiting

Author : David Omowale
ISBN : 9987693776
Genre : Caribbean fiction (English)
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Category: Caribbean fiction (English)

Waiting For The Wonder

Author : Katerina Katsarka Whitley
ISBN : 9780819221254
Genre : Religion
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In her inimitable style, Whitley places herself in the hearts and minds of the biblical characters--both real and imagined--who played a part in the first Christmas.
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Waiting A Dangerous Game

Author : Faizal Rahim
ISBN : 9781466927025
Genre : Fiction
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Rossi, a veteran detective, has dedicated his entire life to the Force. He has seen all kinds of cases and has earned a reputation for himself. His reputation was put to the test when a serial killer was on the loose. Shirley, a new detective, got posted to Crime Investigations Unit. She was eager to prove herself to anyone who doubted her capabilities. She faced danger on all front during her line of work. Nothing prepared her for the danger that came her way. Aisha was a Profiler with Crime Investigations Unit. She married the man she loved and started a family with him. After a tragic incident, he left Aisha and disappeared. Now, Aisha was left with her son who meant the world to her. Morris, was posted to Patrol Unit after training. He went about with his duties without any complaints. He always had a special feeling for Shirley since training days and he hoped that one day Shirley will accept him.
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A Tragedy Waiting To Happen The Chaotic Life Of Brendan O Donnell

Author : Tony Muggivan
ISBN : 9780717166138
Genre : True Crime
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For years, Tony Muggivan urged the Irish social system to offer appropriate treatment to the desperately sick Brendan O’Donnell. A Tragedy Waiting to Happen is the harrowing story of his doomed attempts and the awful consequences of that failure: a triple murder. Tony Muggivan is a farmer. One wet night in February 1989, Brendan O’Donnell entered his life and that of his family. He had absconded from Trinity Detention Centre in Dublin and had been missing for a week. He turned up at Tony Muggivan’s door, dirty, dishevelled and starving. The Muggivans took him in. Tony had never seen Brendan before. The next day, Tony began a search for help. It was clear that Brendan should be in a psychiatric unit, not a detention centre. Doctors, social workers and the Gardaí all agreed that this was the best course of action. As there was no place for him in Co. Clare, Tony took Brendan to hospitals in Ballinasloe and Galway, where they refused to admit him. Frustrated and angry, they returned home. Over the next five years Brendan began living rough and embarked on a campaign of armed robbery and mayhem in the east Clare area. It was evident he was out of control. In 1994 Brendan murdered Imelda Riney, her three-year old son Liam and Fr. Joe Walsh. It was one of the most shocking crimes of modern times. Brendan was convicted in 1996 and died in prison in 1997 in circumstances that have never been fully explained by the authorities. Tony and J.J. Muggivan recount Brendan O’Donnell’s tragic life, and highlight the failures of the system to help a deeply disturbed boy who later became a psychotic killer. Tony had known that something awful was going to happen: for five years, he had tried and failed to get the Irish social and medical system to offer appropriate treatment to a desperately sick young man. A Tragedy Waiting to Happen reveals the truth behind the headlines and the real Brendan O’Donnell.
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Waiting For Mermaids

Author : Sue Welford
ISBN : 0192718967
Genre : Children's stories
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Jack hadn't wanted to come on holiday at all. He couldn't see how coming to this almost deserted seaside town, with its delapidated beach chalets, was going to change anything. After what happened, it would take more than a holiday to dispel the sadness that engulfed the whole family. AndJack felt so alone, so cut off from the rest of them, desperate to be able to say something that would comfort them. But then he meets Emma, who seems to appear from nowhere, and she helps him realize that with time they can come to terms with the tragedy that has changed their livesforever...especially Jack's...
Category: Children's stories

The Waiting Child

Author : Cindy Champnella
ISBN : 9781466850064
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The inspiring true story of a four-year-old Chinese orphan who convinces her adoptive American family to return to China to rescue the little boy she couldn't forget Adopted by an American family at age four, Jaclyn traveled to her new home with a great burden. Her new family had to leave behind a little boy who had been under her charge at the Chinese orphanage where Jaclyn fought the odds against abandonment, institutionalization, and hunger---not for herself, but on behalf of this even smaller child, whom she regarded as her responsibility. Jaclyn's saga spans oceans and cultures. The Waiting Child is an extraordinary story of human resilience in the face of profound loss and suffering---and a testament to the ability of a loving heart to prevail over great adversity. Jaclyn's unshakable determination to bring to her new life the child she had cared for in the institution, the one she believed with all her heart was "her baby," will change all assumptions made about the human spirit. In the end, this moving story affirms everything that is good and hopeful in life, when, after a two-year effort, the little boy is brought to this country as the adopted son of Jaclyn's American aunt and uncle.
Category: Family & Relationships

Waiting For Jack

Author : Kristen Moeller
ISBN : 9781600378508
Genre : Self-Help
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Sharing authentic personal stories and profound life lessons, Kristen Moeller explores our pervasive human tendency to wait for life and to look outside ourselves for answers. What are you waiting for? Do you find yourself waiting for the right moment? The ideal relationship? The perfect job? Are you waiting for your “real” life to begin? Do think that the gifts of life are right around the corner? That one day you will arrive and everything will be okay? Do you endlessly search, yet never seem to find? Through the sharing of authentic personal stories and profound life lessons, Kristen Moeller explores our pervasive human tendency to wait for life and to look outside ourselves for answers. Too often we are “waiting for Jack”—whatever or whoever “Jack” is. So we don’t try; we give up. We sell out and we forget who we are. We are afraid to succeed, afraid to fail, and afraid to say we are afraid. But as Wayne Gretzky said, “You’ll always miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take!” Waiting for Jack will inspire you to get on the path, move forward and take the shot. And. to remember that you don’t have to wait for Jack! “Refreshingly vulnerable, witty and wise. Waiting for Jack feels like a conversation with your best friend over coffee. With an honest approach and take action message, Kristen Moeller motivates readers to make it happen. This book is a special gift!” —Robyn Spizman, New York Times–bestselling author
Category: Self-Help

The Complete Works Of Zhuangzi

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ISBN : 9780231536509
Genre : Religion
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Only by inhabiting Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is Daoist philosophy's central tenet, espoused by the person—or group of people—known as Zhuangzi (369?-286? B.C.E.) in a text by the same name. To be free, individuals must discard rigid distinctions between good and bad, right and wrong, and follow a course of action not motivated by gain or striving. When one ceases to judge events as good or bad, man-made suffering disappears and natural suffering is embraced as part of life. Zhuangzi elucidates this mystical philosophy through humor, parable, and anecdote, deploying non sequitur and even nonsense to illuminate a truth beyond the boundaries of ordinary logic. Boldly imaginative and inventively worded, the Zhuangzi floats free of its historical period and society, addressing the spiritual nourishment of all people across time. One of the most justly celebrated texts of the Chinese tradition, the Zhuangzi is read by thousands of English-language scholars each year, yet only in the Wade-Giles romanization. Burton Watson's pinyin romanization brings the text in line with how Chinese scholars, and an increasing number of other scholars, read it.
Category: Religion