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Waiting To Be Heard

Author : Amanda Knox
ISBN : 9780062217226
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Amanda Knox spent four years in a foreign prison for a crime she did not commit, as seen in the Nexflix documentary Amanda Knox. In the fall of 2007, the 20-year-old college coed left Seattle to study abroad in Italy, but her life was shattered when her roommate was murdered in their apartment. After a controversial trial, Amanda was convicted and imprisoned. But in 2011, an appeals court overturned the decision and vacated the murder charge. Free at last, she returned home to the U.S., where she has remained silent, until now. Filled with details first recorded in the journals Knox kept while in Italy, Waiting to Be Heard is a remarkable story of innocence, resilience, and courage, and of one young woman’s hard-fought battle to overcome injustice and win the freedom she deserved. With intelligence, grace, and candor, Amanda Knox tells the full story of her harrowing ordeal in Italy—a labyrinthine nightmare of crime and punishment, innocence and vindication—and of the unwavering support of family and friends who tirelessly worked to help her win her freedom. Waiting to Be Heard includes 24 pages of color photographs.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

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

Waiting For Disaster

Author : Ralph H. Turner
ISBN : 0520055500
Genre : Social Science
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Examines how the media reported a bulge on the San Andreas Fault in 1976, describes the impact on public opinion, and suggests ways to encourage earthquake preparedness
Category: Social Science

Heaven Is Waiting

Author : Wayne Triplett
ISBN : 9781469787787
Genre : Religion
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"Heaven Is Waiting" is about heaven, but it is much more. It is about our longing for heaven, our innate instinct for it. It is about eternity in our hearts and how the hope of heaven inspires and sustains us. We groan inside as we resist death and cry for something more beyond the grave. What we call life is a journey to death; what we call death is the gateway to life. Using biblical principles, Triplett paints a refreshing picture of heaven and provides proof that heaven is a real place. He challenges many preconceived ideas of what heaven will be like while answering the questions that you may not have had the courage to ask. He has collaborated with noted clergymen who share their insights about the heaven that can become your final forwarding address. This book will either affirm your belief in heaven or challenge your plan for getting there. Heaven is a permanent residence, a city without a cemetery, a place where we unpack our bags-memories-and stay forever. Are you excited and ready for a great adventure? Are you anticipating what awaits you beyond death's door? Prepare for the time of your life-heaven is waiting.
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Call Waiting

Author : Dianne Blacklock
ISBN : 9781742625089
Genre : Fiction
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Ally Tasker is in a dead-end teaching job and a dead-end relationship. Her dreams of an exotic life after art college did not consist of cleaning up after school children and fitting in with her dull real estate agent boyfriend. She wishes she was more like her friend Meg-at least she has turned her art training into a lucrative job in computer design, not to mention having a gorgeous husband and son. But then Ally's grandfather dies and she returns to the Southern Tablelands where she must confront issues from her past that her numb but safe life in Sydney has cushioned her from. Meanwhile Meg is not as happy as Ally has presumed. The life of a married mother with a career is not giving Meg the satisfaction she expected. Sometimes you have to risk all you have to realise what is worth saving. Special promotional price of A$20.00 (inc GST)
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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

Waiting For Tomorrow

Author : Peter Chams
ISBN : 9781462838455
Genre : Fiction
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The Man Who Heard The Land

Author : Diane Glancy
ISBN : 0873514173
Genre : Fiction
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"A man driving a lonely Minnesota highway hears the voice of the land and embarks on an arduous odyssey of self-discovery."--Jacket.
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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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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