Breaking Night

Breaking Night
Author: Liz Murray
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-09-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781401396206

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In the vein of The Glass Castle, Breaking Night is the stunning memoir of a young woman who at age fifteen was living on the streets, and who eventually made it into Harvard. Liz Murray was born to loving but drug-addicted parents in the Bronx. In school she was taunted for her dirty clothing and lice-infested hair, eventually skipping so many classes that she was put into a girls' home. At age fifteen, Liz found herself on the streets. She learned to scrape by, foraging for food and riding subways all night to have a warm place to sleep. When Liz's mother died of AIDS, she decided to take control of her own destiny and go back to high school, often completing her assignments in the hallways and subway stations where she slept. Liz squeezed four years of high school into two, while homeless; won a New York Times scholarship; and made it into the Ivy League. Breaking Night is an unforgettable and beautifully written story of one young woman's indomitable spirit to survive and prevail, against all odds.

Breaking Night

Breaking Night
Author: Liz Murray
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-01-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781446440568

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____________________________________ Liz Murray never really had a chance in life. Born to a drug-addicted father who was in and out of prison, and an equally dependent mother who was in and out of mental institutions, she seemed destined to become just another tragic statistic; another life wasted on the brutal streets of New York. By the age of 15, Liz found herself homeless with nowhere to turn but the tough streets, riding subways all night for a warm place to sleep and foraging through dumpsters for food. But when her mother died of AIDS a year later, Liz's life changed for ever. With no education, with no chance at a job or a home, she realised that only the most astonishing of turnarounds could stop her heading all the way down the same path her parents took. And so she set her mind to overcoming what seemed like impossible odds - and in the process, achieved something extraordinary. Told with astounding sincerity, Breaking Night is the breathtaking and inspirational story of how a young women, born into a world without hope, used every ounce of strength and determination to steer herself towards a brighter future. Beautifully written, it is a poignant, evocative and stirring portrait of struggle, desperation, forgiveness and survival.

Breaking Night

Breaking Night
Author: Liz Murray
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-09-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781401396206

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In the vein of The Glass Castle, Breaking Night is the stunning memoir of a young woman who at age fifteen was living on the streets, and who eventually made it into Harvard. Liz Murray was born to loving but drug-addicted parents in the Bronx. In school she was taunted for her dirty clothing and lice-infested hair, eventually skipping so many classes that she was put into a girls' home. At age fifteen, Liz found herself on the streets. She learned to scrape by, foraging for food and riding subways all night to have a warm place to sleep. When Liz's mother died of AIDS, she decided to take control of her own destiny and go back to high school, often completing her assignments in the hallways and subway stations where she slept. Liz squeezed four years of high school into two, while homeless; won a New York Times scholarship; and made it into the Ivy League. Breaking Night is an unforgettable and beautifully written story of one young woman's indomitable spirit to survive and prevail, against all odds.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-02-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307371560

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A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—narrated by a fifteen year old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

A Night of Ecstasy

A Night of Ecstasy
Author: Rik Kolling
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781291920338

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The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-01-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781416544661

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Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

The Hallervorden Collection

The Hallervorden Collection
Author: Steven Ferry
Publsiher: Dead Meat Book
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2002-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781591092148

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This fact-based action/adventure novel follows the heroine on a harrowing trail that leads eventually to the group that was not only behind Hitler, but which still controls the powers-that-be today.

The Children of the Night

The Children of the Night
Author: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 111
Release: 1897
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: HARVARD:32044019391879

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Web Games

Web Games
Author: Lior Samson
Publsiher: Homeland Connection
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2020-08-22
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1732609179

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Destiny Allen, a Web designer for software giant Scenaria Security Systems, finds herself involved in a deadly puzzle that blurs the boundaries between the virtual and the real. At stake: the infrastructure of modern America. Her resources: Dina Gustafson, a college friend, and Karl Lustig, an Israeli technology journalist with friends in dark places. The challenge: sort the good guys from the bad before the lights go out. A fast-paced technology thriller, Web Games is about real risks and virtual worlds, about Internet threats as close as tomorrow's nightly news, and about the ever-escalating warfare between black-hat hackers and modern society.

Great Trainers Make It Happen

Great Trainers Make It Happen
Author: Ben Olson
Publsiher: Booksurge Publishing
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2007-09-28
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 1419681141

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ATTENTION TRAINERS: It's Not About YOU - It's About the LEARNER! What is the biggest mistake a trainer can make? Quite simply, it is focusing all of their efforts on themselves and not their students! Many inexperienced trainers fall into this trap, but it doesn't have to happen to you! This book provides easy-to-execute examples that, when utilized, will make any rookie trainer look like a seasoned pro in just one day! You will learn how to structure the classroom experience in such a positive way that I guarantee it will make a difference in your professional life and in the lives of your participants. The techniques outlined in this book will help you to become the Great Trainer you have always wanted to be - because although good trainers may know these methods, Great Trainers make it happen! Inside, you will discover how to: -Create an inviting physical and emotional learning environment for your students. An inviting learning environment leads to higher levels of participation, retention, and on-the-job application! -Be less of an instructor and more of a "Tour Guide." Utilizing tour guide techniques will make your class anything-but-ordinary, causing people to look forward to your next event! -Utilize Great Trainer techniques whether you're facilitating a 5-day course, a 60-minute training session, or a 15-minute presentation! -Apply the techniques that will help you go WACCO for your participants - without spending a dime! Get on the road to continuous training improvement and start reading!

The Breaking Light

The Breaking Light
Author: Heather Hansen
Publsiher: Amazon Children's Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-04-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1503942686

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In a stratified society where contact with the sun is a luxury reserved for the elite, those kept prisoner in the darkness will do anything to find the light. Arden-beautiful, street-smart, and cynical-is one of the citizens of the lowest level, known as Undercity, of an off-world colony. A blackout band traps Arden in her district, but as sister to the leader of the most powerful gang in Undercity, she has access to the Above. There she meets Dade, one of the few lucky enough to be born into the sun-kissed families who reside in the towers soaring above the rest of the city. But life isn't perfect in the sky. Dade, desperate to escape his upcoming arranged marriage, has a secret of his own, and he's willing to risk everything for it. An unlikely romance develops between the two teens-but their love faces opposition from above and below. When her gang pressures Arden to help break the grip of the elite and end Dade's interference with their drug trade, she is forced to make a deadly choice between love and family loyalty. But will the brewing class war destroy the world around them first?

Daydreams and Night Visions

Daydreams and Night Visions
Author: Charles Duane Henley,Lisa Hainline,Craftingstones. com
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2011-12-28
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1466482680

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Through poetry and story, Daydreams and Night Visions moves us through Charles Henley's transformational journey from a boy hopelessly addicted to drugs, alcohol, and the strife that accompanies addiction, to a man full of hope, love, and joy. In this book of rhymes and wisdom, we get a glimpse of an emotional state of mind we might not otherwise understand. We get a first-hand view of the conversion from and remorse for a life of sin to the daydreams and night visions that Henley experienced during and after his conversion. These visions made him acutely aware of the struggle between good and evil as demonic forces battled for the possession of his soul. This awareness helped him not only prepare for the battle but claim victory over it. This poetic look at a life of a sinner once saved is a look at faith and hope at the end of the road of despair. It's not only written for those who suffer from similar addictions, it's also written to give hope and advice to friends and relatives who feel helpless as they watch their loved ones losing the battle for their souls—if only for a season.

I m Going to the Hospital

I m Going to the Hospital
Author: Jaime Munt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2015-06-05
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0692462848

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The "I'm Going..." series deals with the uncomfortable trips children need to make sometimes: going to the dentist, getting a haircut, the first day of school and other events. In the first volume we meet the little kid who doesn't like to do anything new, but in this story they are facing the frightening reality of having to go to the hospital. Hospitals are no fun for grown-ups, but for kids it can be really strange and scary. "I'm Going to the Hospital" is fun to read, but perfect for the little kid if your life should they ever need to visit a hospital. This book will prepare a child for what a hospital is like and hopefully ease some of those fears in addition to letting them know that what they are feeling is normal.

Wild for the Night

Wild for the Night
Author: Rasheed Carter
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2012-04-11
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1475129033

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Naji is a loose cannon addicted to gunsmoke, fast money, and making it happen at all costs. Nathan is college bound and determined to escape the streets. Gotta is a smooth talking playboy with a sweet tooth for teenage girls. Nikki the lone female in the family is beautiful, ambitious, and just as wild as her brothers. How else could she control them. K.K. the baby boy is 7 going on 25 and too grown for his own good. Journey with this family as they rescue Young Savage, encounter beef, internal conflict, and situations that test their love and loyalty to each other .

Blessed

Blessed
Author: Burt Boyar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2012-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0971039275

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An amazing life. As a New Yorker brought up in the world of Broadway theater, the author, Burt Boyar, became a child radio actor earning $1000 a week in the late 1930's, early 40's, playing Archie on Archie Andrews, Billy Batson on Captain Marvel, Dexter Franklin on Corliss Archer, etc. etc. Then he became a caviar taster, a polo player, a widely syndicated Broadway columnist, close friend and biographer to Sammy Davis, Jr. with the worldwide Best Selling book, Yes I Can. Then, an intimate of the world's greatest tennis players, Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall, Lew Hoad, etc. which brought him and beloved wife, Jane, to Spain where they lived for 28 glorious years in a beach house in Marbella as close friends of Chief of State General Francisco Franco's family, among other European dazzlers, until Jane's untimely death brought their idyllic 44 year marriage to an end. Burt returned to the U.S., to Los Angeles, where he is living yet another extraordinary life.