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What Am I Still Doing Here

Author : Roger Lewis
ISBN : 9781444708707
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is Roger Lewis at his best: more cantankerous and curmudgeonly wit and musings about the pointlessness of life. Dark, witty and hilarious, Roger Lewis has a real way with words.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

What Am I Doing Here

Author : Donald A. Webster
ISBN : 9781440122002
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Few people are lucky enough to experience close-up those mutually attracting worlds of politics and entertainment. Donald Webster is one of those. From his earliest memories he set his sights on Washington, D.C., where he imagined the fate of the world was decided. Over the years he realized his youthful dream --working in the Congress, the Treasury and the White House. But his political career failed to provide a sense of creative satisfaction, and when his first wife died, he cut loose from Washington and headed to a California beach and later to New York to study painting and photography. A long and winding trail finally led him to writing as his preferred means of creative self expression. His transformation from the world of politics to that of the arts took a decisive leap forward after he fell in love with actress Diana Douglas. Now married and living in Los Angeles, they have an ongoing creative partnership and a wide circle of vital artistic friends. The author's personal transformation in his work, his thinking and his innermost nature is substantially complete. This is the story of what happened along the way.
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What Am I Doing Here

Author : LeRoy R. Maleck
ISBN : 9781438979069
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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WHAT AM I DOING HERE? by Dr. LeRoy Maleck O.D. is Book III and potentially the most moving of his life experiences. This book contains the recollections of that time in life when a 22 year old army combat infantry medic was forced to rapidly mature and change forever. The author's first person style and account clearly comes from being there. This book chronicles his entry into the army as seen by a new recruit. The true account continues through basic training, continued training and the introduction to army life and situations that seem as a satire and have humorous moments. Follow his journey with the 137th Infantry Regiment, aboard a troop ship to England. Then in early July, D Day ] 28 Days, his Regiment is on Omaha Beach. Roughly 11 days later he, with his unit is engaged in something his training could not prepare him for, combat with a determined, entrenched enemy. Follow the exploits of war through the eyes of a combat infantry medic who went through, survived, and helped others survive. of some of the most brutal battles faced by the U.S. Army in World War II, Including the Northern France Campaign and the Battle of the Bulge. In addition to an army combat medic's first person account of his participation in World War II, the author has included a sorry about a rather amazing four legged friend, Speed. Speed was his Uncle Bill's dog, companion, and often hunting partner. In contrast to the War chronicles you may find this amazing heartwarming and just a great sorry about a truly amazing dog.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

What Am I Doing Here

Author : Bruce Chatwin
ISBN : 9781448105052
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this collection of profiles, essays and travel stories, Chatwin takes us to Benin, where he is arrested as a mercenary during a coup; to Boston to meet an LSD guru who believes he is Christ; to India with Indira Ghandi when she attempted a political comeback in 1978; and to Nepal where he reminds us that 'Man's real home is not a house, but the Road, and that life itself is a journey to be walked on foot'
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Who Is God And What Am I Doing Here

Author : John Covington
ISBN : 9781617774218
Genre : Religion
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Do you know for certain whether you're going to heaven or hell when you die? John Covington does not know your fate either. However, inWho Is God and What Am I Doing Here?John offers some insights that may help you answer the two most important questions you may have about your existence. You are a good person—is that enough? Who is God, what is the Bible, and how can it affect you? This book will provide you with a better understanding of God, your purpose in life, and some commonsense steps on where to begin your journey to answer these questions. Jump into this book and find out for yourself,Who Is God and What Am I Doing Here?'Inquiring pilgrim disciples who are interested in being on the path with Jesus now have a faith primer. John Covington provides witty and practical insight for those who have unsatisfied curiosity about the world in which they live and have their being. His illustrative probing into the biblical stories helps the reader to grapple with what they believe in the context of fears and doubts. Covington unabashedly reveals what he sees and believes as a pilgrim disciple of the path with Jesus. This book is helpful reading for persons who are at different places along the path.' Bishop Ernest Lyght, West Virginia Conference United Methodist Church
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Do You Want To Go To Jail Today

Author : Peter Hall
ISBN : 9781469116228
Genre : Law
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Why you should be reading this book. To the victims of crime: Make no mistake about it, after reading this book, you will know beyond a reasonable doubt that prisoners in jail are suffering. Whether it is on the city, county, or state level, prisoners are living in a world that far extends the suffering they have inflicted upon you. Having this knowledge will never make up for your loss or ill feelings. It can only do two things: give you peace of mind...or allow you to forgive. In any case, each and every day a criminal is behind bars, s/he is subject to disease, destruction, despair, and death. This book will provide you with extremely vivid details of the life of a prisoner...And I can assure you, whats going in the mind of a prisoner is far more torturous than whats happening in the cell. To the parents: What will it be today that sets you apart from the responsibility of being accountable to your children. How will you spend your day? What puts you at risk of coming to jail today? Consider the events that make up your day; the drives, the pick ups, the drops, the fighting, the stealing, the dealing, the doping, the drinking. How much longer can you play this game of roulette with your children? Whats it going take for you to already realize the sorrow, regret, and despair, you will feel by coming to jail and simultaneously abandoning your children. To the criminal: Are you alone? Did you come to jail today? Will you be here tomorrow? Does your history wish for a better re-occurrence of events unfolding in your life? Right now, at this very moment, are you in jail because of some unforseen future that should have been recognized long before the cuffs were place around your wrists? If you are in jail today, have been in jail before, or are setting yourself up to go to jail, this is the book to read. Jail is the sentence you receive for committing a crime. The sentence will be time. But the true punishment of your crime will come from the imprisonment of your mind. Peter Hall
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Author : Brad Lockwood
ISBN : 9780595259250
Genre : Fiction
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Enter the world of two high tech nomads, leap job-to-job in their shoes, until finding those who need you more than you want to know... Wink is the humorous yet profound story of two post-dot-com software developers. Prostituted by their placement pimp Sally, the two work only to benefit their bank accounts. Their fickle loyalty catches-up with them when they are offered the opportunity to establish a software development firm for a distinguished gentlemen’s club. Now bosses instead of overly-demanding developers, roles suddenly reversed, they must quickly find bill-able hours for their quirky new staff and build the work environment of their dreams; but one that is actually productive. They soon realize that the company and technology they have created is being used for greed—Even more rampant than their own. Now they must make the first important decision of their otherwise worthless careers, and live or die with the consequences…
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The Day The Muses Died

Author : Richard Segal
ISBN : 9781491885512
Genre : Fiction
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What doesn't kill us makes us stronger; I want to become very strong. The Day the Muses Died brings together many themes and elements of my short stories, books and novellas, from special interests, lovers and friends don't you know, we pray when it counts, we tale-tell for show. But wait, there's more. Aside from the poetry of life's true despair, a maxim or two and a vendetta to air. Not so much a journey but a recap for when we are older, recanted with flair and a fair wind blowing over our shoulder. The villains, the heroes, will they live to see the day? Read the book, you'll find out, the book, you don't say. I'm so out of words, I’ve tossed them all in, now or never choose verbs, may the best some day win. The Day the Muses Died you may find, represents one final perfect moment, frozen in time.
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Through The Angels Eyes

Author : Vartan Tasmajian
ISBN : 9781477122785
Genre : Fiction
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Is there life after death? Are there angels or demons? Martin Herzog was one of those people who adamantly opposed any notion of a spiritual life..until the day he got a very timely surprise visit by an angel named Dominic. The angel saves his life and takes him on a tour of the spiritual realm and makes it possible for him to see the earth just as angels see it. Martin discovers a world that was twice as crowded...a world where angels and demons lived side by side with humans and worked through them to get their work accomplished. Much to his surprise though, he finds a world that his heavily dominated by evil forces. He builds up a strong hatred toward demons and accepts to return Dominic's favor by taking on a mission to stop a large development near the village of Estes Park in the state of Colorado. Throughout the eight-month tenure, his mission becomes more adventurous. Danger creeps up and surrounds him like a fiery maze. With a threat against his life and the likelihood of being drawn into a nasty war against brutal and viciously organized crime families, will Martin Herzog decide to stay and fight the demons and their human allies or will he return home and leave his mission unfinished?
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Still Alice

Author : Lisa Genova
ISBN : 9781439157039
Genre : Fiction
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In Lisa Genova’s extraordinary New York Times bestselling novel, an accomplished woman slowly loses her thoughts and memories to Alzheimer’s disease—only to discover that each day brings a new way of living and loving. Now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, and Kristen Stewart! Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Fiercely independent, Alice struggles to maintain her lifestyle and live in the moment, even as her sense of self is being stripped away. In turns heartbreaking, inspiring, and terrifying, Still Alice captures in remarkable detail what it’s like to literally lose your mind... Reminiscent of A Beautiful Mind, Ordinary People, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Still Alice packs a powerful emotional punch and marks the arrival of a strong new voice in fiction.
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