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A Man Named Dave

By Dave Pelzer
  • Book ID : 1101213094
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 460
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  • File Pdf: a-man-named-dave.pdf

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A Man Named Dave, which has sold over 1 million copies, is the gripping conclusion to Dave Pelzer’s inspirational and New York Times bestselling trilogy of memoirs that began with A Child Called "It" and The Lost Boy. "All those years you tried your best to break me, and I'm still here. One day you'll see, I'm going to make something of myself." These words were Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother, and they represented the ultimate act of self-reliance. Dave's father never intervened as his mother abused him with shocking brutality, denying him food and clothing, torturing him in any way she could imagine. This was the woman who told her son she could kill him any time she wanted to—and nearly did. The more than two million readers of Pelzer's New York Times and international bestselling memoirs A Child Called "It" and The Lost Boy know that he lived to tell his courageous story. With stunning generosity of spirit, Dave Pelzer invites readers on his journey to discover how he turned shame into pride and rejection into acceptance.

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  • File Pdf: confidence-man.pdf

Book Summary:

From the Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times reporter who has defined Donald J. Trump's presidency like no other journalist: a magnificent and disturbing reckoning that moves beyond simplistic caricature, chronicling his rise in New York City to his tortured post-presidency and his potential comeback. Few journalists working today have covered Donald Trump more extensively than Maggie Haberman. And few understand him and his motivations better. Now, demonstrating her majestic command of this story, Haberman reveals in full the depth of her understanding of the 45th president himself, and of what the Trump phenomenon means. Interviews with hundreds of sources and numerous interviews over the years with Trump himself portray a complicated and often contradictory historical figure. Capable of kindness but relying on casual cruelty as it suits his purposes. Pugnacious. Insecure. Lonely. Vindictive. Menacing. Smarter than his critics contend and colder and more calculating than his allies believe. A man who embedded himself in popular culture, galvanizing support for a run for high office that he began preliminary spadework for 30 years ago, to ultimately become a president who pushed American democracy to the brink. The through-line of Trump’s life and his presidency is the enduring question of what is in it for him or what he needs to say to survive short increments of time in the pursuit of his own interests. Confidence Man is also, inevitably, about the world that produced such a singular character, giving rise to his career and becoming his first stage. It is also about a series of relentlessly transactional relationships—with girlfriends and wives, with Roy Cohn, with George Steinbrenner, with Mike Tyson and Don King and Roger Stone, with city and state politicians like Robert Morgenthau and Rudy Giuliani, with business partners, with prosecutors, with the media, and with the employees who toiled inside what they commonly called amongst themselves the “Trump Disorganization.” That world informed the one that Trump tried to recreate while in the White House. All of Trump’s behavior as President had echoes in what came before. In this revelatory and newsmaking book, Haberman brings together the events of his life into a single mesmerizing work. It is the definitive account of one of the most norms-shattering and consequential eras in American political history.

She's Gonna Blow!

By Julie Ann Barnhill
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Isbn : 0736949224
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 523
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Book Summary:

Tens of thousands of moms who struggle with anger have found hope, laughter, understanding, and biblical counsel in She's Gonna Blow! With over 100,000 in print, this bestseller now has a fresh cover and a new practical helps section with more resources and step-by-step advice. Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages of Children, tells readers that Julie Ann Barnhill "has learned from her journey, and so will you...You'll identify with Julie's open, honest approach." Straightforward and easy-to-read, She's Gonna Blow! is for every mom seeking here-and-now hope and help to... find healthier ways of expressing anger let go of "control" issues and be more positive draw closer to the God who created moms and mothering

Dave and Nick

By Ann Treneman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Biteback Publishing
  • Isbn : 1849542813
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Humor
  • Reads : 850
  • File Pdf: dave-and-nick.pdf

Book Summary:

You will not read this story of Dave and Nick anywhere else. Ann Treneman, the sketchwriter for The Times, chronicles all the highlights (and even more of the lowlights) of their extraordinary relationship in a love story that not even Mills & Boon could imagine. Two posh boys who found each other, a bromance to remember, full of love, hate, fratricide, war, riots, bad hair and even worse speeches, not to mention that sexy AV referendum. Through her perceptive sketches, Ann Treneman tells the story of how they dated, flirted with others (including the brooding hulkish Gordon), but eventually came together in a sun-kissed wedding in the Downing Street rose garden. She reveals how Nick struggled to be the perfect political wife while starting a new sub-career as a national hate figure, and chronicles Dave's long and bruising battle with arrogance. She tells the shocking story of their arch rival, the man who killed his brother and got away with it. The nightmare of the grandparents, the mad aunts and uncles, the ambitious kids and the economy that simply would not do as it was told. This is the tale of two men and a screaming baby of a coalition, trying to stay true to each other when surrounded by political mayhem and madness. Laugh? Or cry (with laughter)? How about both?

A Mind of Gold

By Antonio Carter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1664168338
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 855
  • File Pdf: a-mind-of-gold.pdf

Book Summary:

The book "a mind of gold" is about a man named Dave and how his relationships are affected by the incident and the choices he makes surrounding the circumstances he finds himself now in. Dave Handers is a scientist with a Ph.D. During the crash, his mom suffered nerve damage as well as a piece of shrapnel in a vital area close to her heart. Dave on the other hand suffered damage to his cerebellum and his prefrontal cortex. Dave over time would lose memories as well as cognition and eventually his brain would die killing him over time. Since he is focusing everything on his mother he will lose it faster and so it's about a man's will sacrifice as well as themes of guilt, grief, and tunnel vision as well as the negatives of it.

Critical Companion to Zora Neale Hurston

By Sharon Lynette Jones
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Isbn : 0816068852
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 784
  • File Pdf: critical-companion-to-zora-neale-hurston.pdf

Book Summary:

An encyclopedic guide to the American author's life and works presents a brief biography, synopses of her writings, critical analysis of her characters and themes, and discusses important people, places, and topics in her life.

Child Protection in England, 1960–2000

By Jennifer Crane
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319947184
  • Pages : 215
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 739
  • File Pdf: child-protection-in-england-1960-2000.pdf

Book Summary:

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This open access book explores how children, parents, and survivors reshaped the politics of child protection in late twentieth-century England. Activism by these groups, often manifested in small voluntary organisations, drew upon and constructed an expertise grounded in experience and emotion that supported, challenged, and subverted medical, social work, legal, and political authority. New forms of experiential and emotional expertise were manifested in politics – through consultation, voting, and lobbying – but also in the reshaping of everyday life, and in new partnerships formed between voluntary spokespeople and media. While becoming subjects of, and agents in, child protection politics over the late twentieth century, children, parents, and survivors also faced barriers to enacting change, and the book traces how long-standing structural hierarchies, particularly around gender and age, mediated and inhibited the realisation of experiential and emotional expertise.

A Child Called It

By Dave Pelzer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 0757396070
  • Pages : 195
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 855
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Book Summary:

This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it." Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive--dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.

Date With the Devil

By Don Lasseter,Ronald E. Bowers
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pinnacle Books
  • Isbn : 078602917X
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 412
  • File Pdf: date-with-the-devil.pdf

Book Summary:

MURDER IN THE FAST LANEDavid Mahler, a 43-year-old east coast lawyer, came to Hollywood for the celebrity lifestyle, the movie industry, and the women. At his seven-level home in the Hollywood Hills, Mahler rubbed elbows with the seedy elements of the entertainment world: wannabe rock stars, drug lords, and porn stars—one of whom introduced him to Kristin Baldwin, a pretty, upbeat blonde. One night, during a violent argument in his bedroom, a vicious, drug-crazed Mahler grabbed a gun. A shot rang out—and Kristin was never seen alive again. "True crime aficionados will savor this riveting read." —Publishers Weekly on Honeymoon with a Killer

Whatever Happened to Sara

By Gwen Beaudean Thoma EdD
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1543458610
  • Pages : 100
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 657
  • File Pdf: whatever-happened-to-sara.pdf

Book Summary:

In 1953 life in Farrar, Missouri, was simple and quiet. The town of less than one hundred was composed of German immigrants who were mostly farmers. The town was centered around their Lutheran church and school. Sara Turner was a twenty-three-year-old elementary teacher at the Salem Lutheran Grade School in Farrar. She was beautiful, and she was loved by this community. She had close friends but was not lucky in romance. The heartache from her first broken romance at the age of twenty-one made Sara cynical and distrustful of men. In July of 1953, Sara Turner was brutally murdered on a deserted county road near Farrar. The small town was shocked to learn that their sweet and dear Sara was killed in such a way. Nothing like this had ever happened before in Farrar. Everyone knew everyone else in the community. The murderer couldnt possibly be anyone living in Farrar. John Barnes was the sheriff in Perry County, Missouri. He wanted to solve this case desperately. As he learned more about Sara and put the clues together, he became obsessed with the need to find justice for the young woman whose life had ended so brutally. Whatever Happened to Sara is a book that reveals not only the life of Sara Turner but also the evidences as they compiled until the case was finally solved. I hope you enjoy this book until its dramatic end.

The Northern Front

By Charles Glass
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Saqi
  • Isbn : 0863567444
  • Pages : 283
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 446
  • File Pdf: the-northern-front.pdf

Book Summary:

This is the Iraq war as it really started, amid lies, confusion and profound distrust between the United States and its Iraqi allies. Charles Glass, who first covered the Kurds in 1974 and was in Iraq for their failed rebellion in 1991, depicts the tense epoch that sowed the seeds of America's inevitable failure there. The Northern Front is the dramatic eyewitness account of the machinations of Iraqi leaders - Ahmad Chalabi, Abdel Aziz Hakim, Massoud Barzani and Jelal Talabani - to control the country before their opponents seized the initiative. Glass recounts what went wrong when the US, with Britain in tow, imposed its will on a people unlikely to accept foreign designs for their future. He indicts international media conglomerates that failed to tell the truth when public debate could have prevented the deaths and destruction that came with war. 'Witty and absorbing ... Essential, and humbling, reading for all those pundits and commentators who think they understand what happened in Iraq.' Malise Ruthven, author of A History of the Arab Peoples 'A vivid picture of the events leading up to the war and the chaos of the war itself.' Ian Gilmour 'Should be mandatory reading for all wannabe foreign correspondents.' Jonathan Randal 'A beautifully written account of the full sweep of the war and of what it was like to report on it. A starting-point for any proper understanding of the whole contentious business of the Iraq war.' John Simpson 'In the finest tradition of radical reporting - anti-war, sympathetic, compassionate and enlightening.' Phillip Knightley, author of The First Casualty

Haunted Graveyard of the Pacific

By Ira Wesley Kitmacher
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Isbn : 1439672954
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 720
  • File Pdf: haunted-graveyard-of-the-pacific.pdf

Book Summary:

Despite its idyllic setting, the coast of the Pacific Northwest has another, darker name by which it is known: the "Graveyard of the Pacific." Two thousand ships and countless lives have been lost to the waters of the Pacific Ocean, and the Columbia River has claimed many more. The spirits of early settlers, Native Americans and drowned mariners are said to linger near the shores. From ghostly treasure hunters eternally searching for buried gold to a graveyard filled with souls that met violent ends, legends abound. Join author Ira Wesley Kitmacher as he uncovers mysterious tales and takes readers on a road trip through this most haunted place in America.

A Life Well Lived

By Tommy Nelson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Isbn : 0805463917
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 207
  • File Pdf: a-life-well-lived.pdf

Book Summary:

In the desire and quest to make sense of the world and our existence, three great sirens have lured men and women into a lull with the empty promise to make their lives meaningful. The great king of Israel, Solomon, though the wisest man, was not immune to their song. But at the end of his life, Solomon, in all of his God-given wisdom, stopped to contemplate on all that competed for his attention. He wrote his conclusions in the Book of Ecclesiastes.Tommy Nelson continues his study of Solomon's writings by taking an in-depth look at Ecclesiastes. In a world such as ours, where the search for meaning and purpose propels mankind to try everything under the sun, Solomon's conclusions ring louder than ever for a people who need answers more than ever.