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Empty Chairs

Empty Chairs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Graywolf Press
ISBN: 1555979149
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The first publication of the poetry of Liu Xia, wife of the imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize recipient Liu Xiaobo I didn't have a chance to say a word before you became a character in the news, everyone looking up to you as I was worn down at the edge of the crowd just smoking and watching the sky. A new myth, maybe, was forming there, but the sun was so bright I couldn't see it. —from "June 2nd, 1989 (for Xiaobo)" Empty Chairs presents the poetry of Liu Xia for the first time freely in English translation. Selected from thirty years of her work, and including some of her haunting photography, this book creates a portrait of a life lived under duress, a voice in danger of being silenced, and a spirit that is shaken but so far indomitable. Liu Xia's poems are potent, acute moments of inquiry that peel back to expose the fraught complexity of an interior world. They are felt and insightful, colored through with political constraints even as they seep beyond those constraints and toward love.

No Empty Chairs

No Empty Chairs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ian Mackersey
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 0297859951
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The 1914-18 conflict narrated through the voices of the men whose combat was in the air. The empty chairs belonged, all too briefly, to the doomed young First World War airmen who failed to return from the terrifying daily aerial combats above the trenches of the Western Front. The edict of their commander-in-chief was the missing aviators were to be immediately replaced. Before the new faces could arrive, the departed men's vacant seats at the squadron dinner table were sometimes poignantly occupied by their caps and boots, placed there in a sad ritual by their surviving colleagues as they drank to their memory. Life for most of the pilots of the Royal Flying Corps was appallingly short. If they graduated alive and unmaimed from the flying training that killed more than half of them before they reached the front line, only a few would for very long survive the daily battles they fought over the ravaged moonscape of no-man's-land. Their average life expectancy at the height of the war was measured only in weeks. Parachutes that began to save their German enemies were denied them. Fear of incarceration, and the daily spectacle of watching close colleagues die in burning aircraft, took a devastating toll on the nerves of the world's first fighter pilots. Many became mentally ill. As they waited for death, or with luck the survivable wound that would send them back to 'Blighty', they poured their emotions into their diaries and streams of letters to their loved ones at home. Drawing on these remarkable testimonies and pilots' memoirs, Ian Mackersey has brilliantly reconstructed the First Great Air War through the lives of its participants. As they waited to die, the men shared their loneliness, their fears, triumphs - and squadron gossip - with the families who lived in daily dread of the knock on the door that would bring the War Office telegram in its fateful green envelope.

Eleven Empty Chairs

Eleven Empty Chairs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frans Boerlage
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462879551
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A Ratatouille of stories: long, short, fi ction, nonfi ction, dream visions and poetry. These chairs will guide you through a ghost story, one chair will show you the horrors of WW II, another chair will involve you in the growing up of a young man and one chair will make you part of an amazing cruise.

The Goblin and the Empty Chair

The Goblin and the Empty Chair Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mem Fox
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439157421
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In a time long past, in a land far away, a family has suffered an unspeakable loss. But a lonely goblin has been watching. And he knows what to do to help them heal. From internationally acclaimed picture book masters Mem Fox and Leo and Diane Dillon, here is a rich and moving original fairy tale about family, friendship, and the power compassion has to unite us all.

Wicked in His Arms

Wicked in His Arms Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stacy Reid
Editor: Entangled: Scandalous
ISBN: 1633758516
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Tobias Walcott, the Earl of Blade, has learned it is best to exercise rigid control over his passions and emotions in all that he does. Uncaring that it makes him seem cold and aloof to most in the ton, he is content with wooing only agreeable and demur women in his search for a wife. Until he finds himself trapped in a closet at a house party with the last women he would ever make his countess. Lady Olivia Sherwood is unconventional, overly decisive, and utterly without decorum—everything Tobias should not desire in a wife. But she cannot deny her attraction to the cold, handsome earl. Passion between them ignites, leading them to being discovered, and honor demands they wed. Tobias is unprepared for the strength of his desire for the bewitching beauty. He must do everything he can to avoid tempting the passion that burns for her...lest it lead to disaster. Each book in the Wedded by Scandal series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Accidentally Compromising the Duke Book #2 Wicked in His Arms Book #3 How to Marry a Marquess

Memorials to Shattered Myths

Memorials to Shattered Myths Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Harriet F. Senie
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190248416
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Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11 traces the evolution and consequences of a new hybrid paradigm, which grants a heroic status to victims of national tragedies, and by extension to their families, thereby creating a class of privileged participants in the permanent memorial process. Harriet F. Senie suggests that instead the victims' families be able to determine the nature of an interim memorial, one that addresses their needs in the critical time between the murder of their loved ones and the completion of the permanent memorial. She also observes that the memorials discussed herein are inadvertently based on strategies of diversion and denial that direct our attention away from actual events, and reframe tragedy as secular or religious triumph. In doing so, they camouflage history, and seen as an aggregate, they define a nation of victims, exactly the concept they and their accompanying celebratory narratives were apparently created to obscure.

The Unfinished Bombing

The Unfinished Bombing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward T. Linenthal
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195347684
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On April 19, 1995 the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City shook the nation, destroying our complacent sense of safety and sending a community into a tailspin of shock, grief, and bewilderment. Almost as difficult as the bombing itself has been the aftermath, its legacy for Oklahoma City and for the nation, and the struggle to recover from this unprecedented attack. In The Unfinished Bombing, Edward T. Linenthal explores the many ways Oklahomans and other Americans have tried to grapple with this catastrophe. Working with exclusive access to materials gathered by the Oklahoma City National Memorial Archive and drawing from over 150 personal interviews with family members of those murdered, survivors, rescuers, and many others. Linenthal looks at how the bombing threatened cherished ideas about American innocence, sparked national debate on how to respond to terrorism at home and abroad, and engendered a new "bereaved community" in Oklahoma City itself. Linenthal examines how different stories about the bombing were told through positive narratives of civic renewal and of religious redemption and more negative narratives of toxicity and trauma. He writes about the extraordinary bonds of affection that were created in the wake of the bombing, acts of kindness, empathy, and compassion that existed alongside the toxic legacy of the event. The Unfinished Bombing offers a compelling look at both the individual and the larger cultural consequences of one of the most searing events in recent American history.

Forgiving and Reconciling

Forgiving and Reconciling Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Everett L. Worthington Jr.
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830875269
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God calls us to forgive those who have hurt us, but that's often easier said than done. Combining insights from his professional research and personal experience, Everett L. Worthington, Jr. shows what it takes (intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, and relationally) to move toward and beyond forgiveness and to cross the bridge to reconciliation.

Internationalisation and the Student Voice

Internationalisation and the Student Voice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elspeth Jones
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135262373
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This groundbreaking volume seeks to take the first steps in analyzing the impact of internationalization initiatives from student perspectives. As programs are increasingly delivered overseas and we seek to offer domestic students an international experience, how do we know what works for students and what does not? Encompassing the fast-growing global imperative is a significant challenge for higher education and this collection identifies opportunities for enrichment of the learning environment, with all chapters based on direct research with students. The book provides essential reading for anyone engaged in internationalization and wishing to learn more about the impact on students of a range of initiatives in order to apply the lessons in their own contexts. Chapters include student responses to the following learning contexts: "traditional" international contexts, where students study outside their home country for shorter or longer periods; "trans-national" programs where students study at home or in another country and faculty from the awarding university fly in to deliver courses; domestic students studying in their home country, with staff seeking to internationalize the curriculum; students having transformational international experiences in other countries through service learning/volunteering, or study abroad

Rules for Dating your Ex

Rules for Dating your Ex Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Piper Rayne
Editor: Piper Rayne, Inc.
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If your ex arrives in your hometown eighteen months after you walked out on him while you were eight months pregnant, follow this short list of rules before you give him a second chance. Rule #1 – Don’t stand in the way of your brothers who want to rough him up. Rule #2 – Don’t meet him for coffee and agree to allow him to meet your daughter. Rule #3 – Don’t drool when your daughter falls asleep on his chest for the first time. It’s just your ovaries talking. Rule #4 – Don’t let him hold your hand. While we’re at it, no hugs, no kisses on the cheek… just no physical contact in general. That only leads to remembering better times. The last one is the most important… Rule #5 – When you find yourself needing someone’s help and you’re tired of always asking your family, don’t let him be the one who’s there for you. Because all those good qualities of his will suck you right back in and you’ll have no chance of fighting your feelings, especially now that he’s ready to be a father to your daughter.

Winning my Best Friend's Girl

Winning my Best Friend's Girl Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Piper Rayne
Editor: Piper Rayne, Inc.
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Kingston loves a lot of things about being a smoke jumper. Number one is that it gets him out of Lake Starlight during the summer. He doesn’t much like to relive the past and there’s memories in every corner of his small town. But being away means he’s the last one to find out that his high school crush, the same high school ex-girlfriend of his best friend is back in town until she pulls back the curtain in the hospital to nurse him back to health.

Kolchak's Gold

Kolchak's Gold Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian Garfield
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453237712
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On the hunt for long-lost gold, a historian attracts murderous attention Twenty-five million people died during the Russian Civil War. It was a clash between Tsarist loyalists and the new Soviet order, and when the imperialist forces saw defeat in sight, their thoughts turned to their future. Under the command of Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak, they loaded the entire Tsarist treasury onto a train, packing millions of worthless banknotes alongside platinum, jewels, and over five hundred tons of gold bullion. As Kolchak retreated, the train disappeared, and the fortune vanished. America’s foremost historian of Russia, Harry Bristow, is researching a new biography of Kolchak when an ancient veteran of the Russian Civil War gives him a clue to the gold’s whereabouts. Bristow would like to find the treasure for the sake of historical research, but where gold goes, greed follows—and death is not far behind.

The Cultural and Political Intersection of Fair Trade and Justice

The Cultural and Political Intersection of Fair Trade and Justice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tamara L. Stenn
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137331488
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The Cultural and Political Intersection of Fair Trade and Justice is an ethnographic study of the effects of Fair Trade on indigenous women, as reported by the women themselves, and seeks to develop a deeper understanding of Fair Trade, globalization, culture, and policy in building justice.

Skills in Gestalt Counselling & Psychotherapy

Skills in Gestalt Counselling & Psychotherapy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phil Joyce,Charlotte Sills
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1446297977
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This practical guide to the Gestalt approach has successfully introduced thousands of trainee therapists to the essential skills needed in Gestalt practice. Now in its third edition, the book includes: · New chapters on working with trauma, and building client resources · New material on depression and anxiety · Expanded content on working with more challenging client issues · Integration of leading ideas from contemporary trauma therapies. The authors offer practical guidance on the entire process of therapy including setting up the therapeutic session, creating a working alliance, assessment and treatment direction, managing risk, supervision, adopting a research approach, and managing difficult encounters.

The Chairs Are Where the People Go

The Chairs Are Where the People Go Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Misha Glouberman,Sheila Heti
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429968645
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The Chairs Are Where the People Go by Misha Glouberman,Sheila Heti Summary

Should neighborhoods change? Is wearing a suit a good way to quit smoking? Why do people think that if you do one thing, you're against something else? Is monogamy a trick? Why isn't making the city more fun for you and your friends a super-noble political goal? Why does a computer last only three years? How often should you see your parents? How should we behave at parties? Is marriage getting easier? What can spam tell us about the world? Misha Glouberman's friend and collaborator, Sheila Heti, wanted her next book to be a compilation of everything Misha knew. Together, they made a list of subjects. As Misha talked, Sheila typed. He talked about games, relationships, cities, negotiation, improvisation, Casablanca, conferences, and making friends. His subjects ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous. But sometimes what had seemed trivial began to seem important—and what had seemed important began to seem less so. The Chairs Are Where the People Go is refreshing, appealing, and kind of profound. It's a self-help book for people who don't feel they need help, and a how-to book that urges you to do things you don't really need to do.

A Return Journey

A Return Journey Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sue Matthews Petrovski
Editor: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557533024
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A Return Journey is truly the author's travels into the world of Alzheimer's. Drawing on her correspondence and conversations with other caregivers, Petrovski provides a unique look at the environment of Alzheimer's--the afflicted, the affected, the afterthoughts. In the end, she talks of the true survivors left behind to deal with the disease's aftermath--the caregivers. Petrovski describes how caregivers traverse the successes and failures of their journey until they eventually find the best route on the rocky path of helping human beings in the throes of diminishing selfhood. Offering caregivers hope, support, and a sense of oneness, A Return Journey demonstrates that as painful as it is to watch a loved one vanish bit by bit, there is grace and wisdom to be found on the way.

At the Sign of the Silver Flagon

At the Sign of the Silver Flagon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Benjamin Farjeon
Editor: Litres
ISBN: 5040477155
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Young World

Young World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frederick Rycroft
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781479713127
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Book Two of Young World - Friends till the end concludes the story of three young teenage boys as they continue their friendship with more humorous and heartfelt events as they make their way toward their high school graduation. The sequel to Book One, Young World the Beginning, follows the boys through their daily adventures and relationship in a small northern town in New York State. Their remarkable and exciting experiences will keep the reader spellbound, at times laughing and other times crying at their teenage adventures, as their bond continues to strengthen.

Sh*t My Dad Says

Sh*t My Dad Says Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Justin Halpern
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062002945
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Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern Summary

“This book is ridiculously hilarious, and makes my father look like a normal member of society.” —Chelsea Handler “Read this unless you’re allergic to laughing.” —Kristen Bell “If you’re wondering if there is a real man behind the quotes on Twitter, the answer is a definite and laugh-out-loud yes.” —Christian Lander, New York Times bestselling author of Stuff White People Like Tuesdays with Morrie meets F My Life in this hilarious book about a son’s relationship with his foul-mouthed father by the 29-year-old comedy writer who created the massively popular Twitter feed of the same name.

Flirtin' with Jesus

Flirtin' with Jesus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Paul Blumenstein
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781477166376
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Flirtin with Jesus is the first book of The Ascension Trilogy. Conrad LaGrone, a middle aged divorc, is one step from homelessness. Plagued from a life of bad choices, he meets the dynamic and loving Bonnie Adair who holds out a ray of hope to him, that he might set his life on the right path. However, Detective Dietzel, a dirty cop, Barry Brantley, a sinister crime boss, and the Reverend Isaiah Bubba Brizelle, a dubious evangelical preacher, have designs to derail Conrad from obtaining his new lease on life. The story is peppered with sex and violence, as well as sacred institutions fraught with corruption, which the reader may find unsettling, though equally amusing. The reader is riveted to the character of Conrad LaGrone, at times commiserating with his failings, and at other times, cheering him on to success.