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Shot in the Heart

By Mikal Gilmore
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Isbn : 0307423646
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE Haunting, harrowing, and profoundly affecting, Shot in the Heart exposes and explores a dark vein of American life that most of us would rather ignore. It is a book that will leave no reader unchanged. Gary Gilmore, the infamous murderer immortalized by Norman Mailer in The Executioner's Song, campaigned for his own death and was executed by firing squad in 1977. Writer Mikal Gilmore is his younger brother. In Shot in the Heart, he tells the stunning story of their wildly dysfunctional family: their mother, a black sheep daughter of unforgiving Mormon farmers; their father, a drunk, thief, and con man. It was a family destroyed by a multigenerational history of child abuse, alcoholism, crime, adultery, and murder. Mikal, burdened with the guilt of being his father's favorite and the shame of being Gary's brother, gracefully and painfully relates a murder tale "from inside the house where murder is born... a house that, in some ways, [he has] never been able to leave." Shot in the Heart is the history of an American family inextricably tied up with violence, and the story of how the children of this family committed murder and murdered themselves in payment for a long lineage of ruin.

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  • File Pdf: aim-for-the-heart.pdf

Book Summary:

Al Tompkins teaches students about broadcast journalism using a disarmingly simple truth—if you aim for the heart with the copy you write and the sound and video you capture, you will compel your viewers to keep watching. With humor, honesty, and directness, award-winning journalist and author Al Tompkins bottles his years of experience and insight in a new Third Edition that offers students the fundamentals they need to master journalism in today’s constantly evolving media environment, with practical know-how they can immediately put to use in their careers. Aim for the Heart is as close as you can get to spending a week in one of Tompkins’s training sessions that he has delivered in newsrooms around the world, from which students: • Learn how to build compelling characters who connect with the audience • Write inviting leads • Get memorable soundbites • See how to light, crop, frame, and edit compelling videos • Learn how to leverage social media to engage audiences • Gain critical thinking skills that move your story from telling the "what" to telling the "why"

Living Life with Joy in My Heart

By Ruthann Lees
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Isbn : 1452515085
  • Pages :
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 180
  • File Pdf: living-life-with-joy-in-my-heart.pdf

Book Summary:

Following the sudden, unexpected death of her loving husband of thirty-six years, a widow searches deeply for her will to live and feel again. She reaches in for calm and comes out with a story of grief and body/mind/spirit reunion. Through journaling, Ruthie finds Don again and receives wisdom from Spirit. Readers who have experienced the loss of a loved one or are interested in after-death communication will find solace in the message. The author shares her story with us, compelled by her renewed desire to live, feel, know, heal, create, serve and be. “As a retired psychotherapist, I would recommend this book as an invaluable tool to help others assuage their grief. It helps make finite the gap between ‘here’ and ‘hereafter.’ Ruthie has pointed the way for all of us who have suffered losses of loved ones to share more fully in the wondrous continuation of life that transcends death.” —Sandra Nohre, PhD, Ft. Myers, Florida “Ruthie just sits down and has a good cup of tea with the reader.” Joy Johnson, Centering Corporation, Omaha, Nebraska “I found this book helpful and reassuring. Ruthie’s open heart and spirit shine through.” —Seanne Larson Emerton, licensed marriage and family therapist, Grand Island, Nebraska

Journey to the Heart of Cuba

By Carlos Alberto Montaner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Isbn : 1892941619
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 270
  • File Pdf: journey-to-the-heart-of-cuba.pdf

Book Summary:

From his current home in Madrid, Cuban-born writer and journalist Montaner attempts a total synthesis of the Cuban revolution, recounting the history, finding the roots and the causes that explain it, describing the psychological traits of the protagonists, and drawing a critical assessment. Among o

Shot Through the Heart

By Nicole Helm
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1488072930
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 480
  • File Pdf: shot-through-the-heart.pdf

Book Summary:

She’s spent her life concealing her identity. Now she must trust an undercover agent to survive. Willa Zimmerman grew up as the daughter of spies, so she’s always known her life could be in danger. That’s why, when North Star undercover operative Holden Parker follows her to her home, seeking a lead on a hit man, she captures him. But soon they learn they’re actually on the same side—and they’re being pursued by the same relentless foe. Together, can they stop a deadly hunter before they end up as the next victims? From Harlequin Intrigue: Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served. Discover more action-packed stories in the North Star Novel Series. All books are stand-alone with uplifting endings but were published in the following order: Book 1: Summer Stalker Book 2: Shot Through the Heart

Narrative Identity and Personal Responsibility

By Linda Ethell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Isbn : 1461633850
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 955
  • File Pdf: narrative-identity-and-personal-responsibility.pdf

Book Summary:

The exploration of personal identity and theories of narrative in Narrative Identity and Personal Responsibility is extraordinarily suggestive, resulting in implications for theories of action as well as ethics and psychology. Taking seriously the thought that we mediate our relations with the world by means of self-defining narratives grounded in the natural phenomenon of desire provides new answers to old puzzles of what it means to be human.

Shooting Back From the Heart

By Jim Hubbard
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BalboaPress
  • Isbn : 1452577684
  • Pages : 330
  • Category : Photography
  • Reads : 296
  • File Pdf: shooting-back-from-the-heart.pdf

Book Summary:

“Shooting Back caught my attention. Way to go, Jim Hubbard.” —Oprah Winfrey “Shooting Back is wonderful and should be supported in every way possible.” —Hillary Rodham Clinton “There is the photojournalism that is objective, and then there is the photojournalism that is purposefully provocative. Jim hubbard has found time to practice both.” —The Washington Post “Jim and Shooting Back gives … us all hope.” —Maria Shriver, NBC news “His photos are powerful. His theme is strong and honest. Jim’s faith story is compelling, enabled by the grace and love of God. There is a human joy. Jim Hubbard is a very special person, and I am proud to know him. —Martin Sheen “Jim Hubbard’s photos are a worthy continuation of the tradition of American documentary photography that has tried to give voice to the voiceless. Through his sensitivity we feel that these are people and not just a problem. —Peter Howe, director of photography, LIFE magazine “Jim Hubbard reached a position which any photographer would envy. He has embarked on a task which is difficult and rarely lucrative. Jim spends his time in our ghettos, our poverty-filled streets. He is an artist photographing the poor, impoverished to heighten the public’s awareness. Jim should serve as an example to us all.” —US House of Representatives Majority Whip Tony Coelho, D-CA “I was very moved and touched by your book. God has redeemed, is redeeming, the searing pain of your loss. Your story greatly encourages me.” —Rankin Wilbourne, senior pastor, Pacific Crossroads Church, Santa Monica, California

Caring for the Heart

By W Bruce Fye
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199982368
  • Pages : 704
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 386
  • File Pdf: caring-for-the-heart.pdf

Book Summary:

This groundbreaking book weaves together three important themes. It describes major developments in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in the twentieth century, explains how the Mayo Clinic evolved from a family practice in Minnesota into one of the world's leading medical centers, and reveals how the invention of new technologies and procedures promoted specialization among physicians and surgeons. Caring for the Heart is written for general readers as well as health care professionals, historians, and policy analysts. Unlike traditional institutional or disease-focused histories, this book places individuals and events in national and international contexts that emphasize the interplay of medical, scientific, technological, social, political, and economic forces that have resulted in contemporary heart care. Patient stories and media perspectives are included throughout to help general readers understand the medical and technological developments that are described. The book is a synthetic study, but it is written so that readers may pick and choose the chapters of most interest to them. Another feature of the book is that readers may follow the stories without looking at the notes. Those who are interested in delving deeper into the main topics will find a wealth of carefully chosen references that offer greater detail and additional perspectives. The descriptions and interpretations that fill the book benefit from the fact that the author has been a practicing cardiologist and medical historian for almost four decades. This is mainly a twentieth-century story, but it begins earlier--before there were physicians who were identified as cardiologists and at a time when medical specialization was just emerging in America. The final chapter, which addresses present-day concerns about health care costs, counterbalances earlier ones that might be read as celebrations of new technologies.

Heart Shots

By Mary Zeiss Stange
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Isbn : 0811767272
  • Pages :
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 861
  • File Pdf: heart-shots.pdf

Book Summary:

“A heart shot is what every big game hunter hopes for,” Editor Mary Zeiss Stange explains in the introduction to Heart Shots, “that perfect shot placement, whether of bullet or arrow, which ensures a quick, humane kill. A heart shot is also what the best hunting writing has always aimed for—that certain image, or theme, or turn of phrase that strikes to the core of our flesh-and-blood humanity, piercing the tissue-thin membrane between life and death.” Hunting and writing about it have not commonly been thought of as women’s work, but today women are hunting and writing about it in unprecedented numbers. This collection of stories by 46 hunters who happen to be female shows us that in fact some women have always hunted, and some have written dazzling accounts of their experiences. What you’ll find in k to nature and basics and to express in narrative, image, and metaphor the complex meaning of being predator, such impulses are ageless and genderless. There are differences in the way women go about hunting and telling its story. Some are subtle and some are startling. In this marvelous collection a full range of writers from hard-edged realists to contemplative naturalists express the complex thought and emotion that constitute hunting with intelligence and insight. These women are aware of the fact that they are doing something distinctly out of the ordinary. And this is a book distinctly out of the ordinary as well, to be enjoyed, pondered, and savored by women and men alike, all who appreciate a good story well told. [Stories and essays written by Mary Jobe Akeley, Kim Barnes, Nellie Bennett, Durga Bernhard, Courtney Borden, and many more.]

From Hell: Master Edition #7

By Alan Moore
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : IDW Publishing
  • Isbn : PKEY:JUL190818
  • Pages :
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 644
  • File Pdf: from-hell.pdf

Book Summary:

“The Best of All Tailors.” The Ripper’s bloody work reaches its horrific climax. And afterwards… there is only descent. Five unsolved murders. Two of the greatest creators in the history of comics. One sprawling conspiracy, one metropolis on the brink of the 20th century, and one bloody-minded Ripper ushering London into the modern age of terror. The award-winning bestseller FROM HELL, often ranked among the greatest graphic novels of all time, takes on haunting new dimensions in FROM HELL: The Master Edition, enhanced with impressionistic hues by Eddie Campbell himself. This volume contains Chapter 10, as well as all the original annotations.

Poems from the Heart

By Winifred Smith Eure
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1453501878
  • Pages :
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 905
  • File Pdf: poems-from-the-heart.pdf

Book Summary:

Poems From The Heart is the author's second book. To her it is indeed a blessing from God. Like the first book, it too has 33 poems and a 34th poem written by her husband, submitted in his memory. Once again the author hopes to encourage readers to search within and be inspired and uplifted by what they read.

Heart Shots

By Dr. Bob Lantrip
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Isbn : 1525574795
  • Pages : 156
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 334
  • File Pdf: heart-shots.pdf

Book Summary:

When Damon Lee Lane joins the US Marine Corps with two of his friends, he’s not quite sure what the future holds. Thrust into the middle of the Vietnam War, he must use his wits and courage so that he and his fellow Marines survive. But there is more going on than he knows during the battles and near misses he experiences. Heart Shots provides insight into what’s happening inside Damon’s heart, where all things are processed. Even as he struggles, Damon learns that there is a Higher Power at work who guides, preserves, and helps us in times of trouble. As the war grows more volatile, Damon’s experiences become increasingly traumatic. Who will live? Who will die? And will Damon Lee Lane become just another name on the wall?