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Burying The Truth

By J Stark
  • Writer : J Stark
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Publisher : BrixBaxter Publishing
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 600
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  • Pdf : burying-the-truth.pdf

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Ruthless assassins. Secret Societies. Missing VIPs. When a billion-dollar corporation attempts to commit the crime of the century, an investigative reporter, Nathan Hughes, and his beautiful ex-girlfriend, Jenny Mars, begin to hear rumors of fraud, payoffs, and secret societies through a frightened whistleblower. Skeptical at first, both become the target of a ruthless assassin as they dig deeper into the business dealings of JVK Inc., an international company whose CEO is a cool and calculating manipulator. Soon, people associated with the case turn up missing and the FBI joins to assist in taking them down. Death lurks around the corner and lies spring up from every crack in the wall. Someone is burying the truth.

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  • Pdf File: our-inactive-medical-and-judicial-systems.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The true story you are about to read is an attempt by the writer to balance the unplanned, deep challenges faced when thrown into the legal and medical arenas. The writer will give a blistering account of her struggle against injustice due to legal and medical incompetence. I hope that this true story will continue to remain a harsh reminder of just how vulnerable we, the public, are in the hands of our medical and judicial systems. Trusting this narrative will be timely for those who are presently involved in litigation or who may very well become involved in the future.

The Media and Human Rights

By Ekaterina Balabanova
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1136253882
  • Number of Pages : 210
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 115
  • Pdf File: the-media-and-human-rights.pdf

Book Excerpt:

In recent years there has been an explosion in the usage and visibility of the language of human rights, but what does this mean for the role of the media? For evolving ideas about human rights? And for the prospect of shared cosmopolitan values? Ekaterina Balabanova argues that in order to answer these questions there needs to be a deconstruction of monolithic ways of thinking about the media and human rights, incorporating the spectrum of political arguments and worldviews that underpin both. Ten case studies are presented which illustrate many of the problems and challenges associated with the relationship between the media and human rights. The examples range from cases of humanitarian intervention to analysis of global human rights campaigning on refugee issues; from immigration and asylum, to genocide, freedom of speech and torture. Anchored in an appreciation of the political conflicts and compromises at the heart of international human rights agreements, The Media and Human Rights is an invaluable resource for students studying media and human rights, international politics, security studies and political communication.

The Syllogist

By Kurt W. Aigner
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  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1648049850
  • Number of Pages : 328
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 422
  • Pdf File: the-syllogist.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The Syllogist By: Kurt W. Aigner No one has ever seen Sophistos. Satan. The serpent. He is a sophisticate to alter deceptively. To deprive of genuineness or naturalness. Subtle. Delusion. Specious. Yevlenski von Wittgenstein stumbles across something curious, intriguing. Something interesting of great interest searching for answers. Asking questions he shouldn’t be asking. Asking questions no one else dared to ask fearing reprisals and consequences.

Booked for Murder

By RJ Blain
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  • Publisher : Pen & Page Publishing
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 738
  • Pdf File: booked-for-murder.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Life as a bodyguard and driver for the rich, famous, and powerful is dangerous on a good day, and after sustaining a crippling injury while on duty, Janette’s left with few options. Having signed a ‘for life’ contract but unable to work, she uses her skills to disappear. Her new life as a librarian suits her. Nobody cares she limps and sometimes requires a cane to walk. She’s wanted for her knowledge, not her lethal magic. She’s surrounded by books, a woman’s best friend. But when her former employer’s best friend is murdered on the steps of her library, old loyalties and secrets might destroy her—or set her free. Teaming up with her co-workers to find the killer might keep her from being booked for murder, but unless she’s careful, she’ll find out exactly how far her ex-boss will go to reclaim what is rightfully his. Her. For life.

The Buried Giant

By Kazuo Ishiguro
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  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Isbn Code : 0345809424
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 671
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Book Excerpt:

The extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize­–winning The Remains of the Day The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But at least the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. The Buried Giant begins as a couple, Axl and Beatrice, set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen for years. They expect to face many hazards—some strange and other-worldly—but they cannot yet foresee how their journey will reveal to them dark and forgotten corners of their love for one another. Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war.

The Empress Elizabeth of Austria

By Karl Tschuppik
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1787205207
  • Number of Pages : 164
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 590
  • Pdf File: the-empress-elizabeth-of-austria.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This is the English translation of the 1929 German language biography of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, by Austrian journalist and writer Karl Tschuppik. Elisabeth of Austria (1837-1898) was the wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I, and thus Empress of Austria, Queen of Hungary and Queen consort of Croatia and Bohemia. Born into Bavarian royalty, Elisabeth (“Sisi”) enjoyed an informal upbringing before marrying Franz Joseph at the age of sixteen. The marriage thrust her into the much more formal Habsburg court life, for which she was ill-prepared and which she found uncongenial. Early in the marriage she was at odds with her mother-in-law, Princess Sophie, who took over the rearing of Elisabeth’s daughters, one of whom, Sophie, died in infancy. The birth of a male heir, Rudolf, improved her standing at court considerably, but her health suffered under the strain, and she would often visit Hungary for its more relaxed environment. She came to develop a deep kinship with Hungary, and helped to bring about the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary in 1867. The death of her only son Rudolf, and his mistress Mary Vetsera, in a murder-suicide tragedy at his hunting lodge at Mayerling in 1889 was a blow from which Elisabeth never recovered. She withdrew from court duties and travelled widely, unaccompanied by her family. She was obsessively concerned with maintaining her youthful figure and beauty, demanding to be sewn into her leather corsets and spending two or three hours a day on her coiffure. While travelling in Geneva in 1898, she was stabbed to death by an Italian anarchist named Luigi Lucheni who selected her because he had missed his chance to assassinate Prince Philippe, Duke of Orléans, and wanted to kill the next member of royalty that he saw. Elisabeth was the longest serving Empress-consort of Austria, at 44 years.

I Said, ''I Am A Nun''

By June A. Ramsay
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn Code : 1453543139
  • Number of Pages : 177
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 718
  • Pdf File: i-said-i-am-a-nun.pdf

Book Excerpt:

"Rose, a small town European girl, had one passion for life -- she wanted to be a nun. Rose was wronged and brutally injured after her first year in convent; her wounded life had to be placed in a cast to heal. While healing she found a second passion that kept her alive, but that second passion was forbidden. Julia, her confidant, kept her protected from life’s realities until she was healed and ready to step out of her cast and face the world unveiled. When that cast was removed…Rose found new strength and courage that propelled her to stand face –to –face with the one opponent who had wounded her and kept her suffocated for more than three decades. In that full circle moment Rose was set free to claim a new life on her terms with a renewed vision to live out her old passions in disguised ways".

Love or Die Trying

By Bob Ramsay
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Isbn Code : 1459747194
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 712
  • Pdf File: love-or-die-trying.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A story of addiction and recovery, love and perseverance, and a reminder that it’s never too late to start over. Bob Ramsay had it all — and lost it all, often. At forty, he lived in a drug treatment centre in Atlanta. Starting over back in Toronto, he began dating an older woman, a doctor named Jean Marmoreo, who had three teenage kids. The chances of this relationship lasting were zero. But they married and created a very different “out there” life for themselves, climbing mountains, running marathons, and exploring the ends of the earth. Then one day Bob’s heart stopped, and life got much worse after it was restarted. But once again, perseverance and love won over fate, and today, Bob turns connection into an art form, while Jean Marmoreo is a MAiD doctor, leading her patients across the thin veil between life and death. Love or Die Trying is a love story that unfolded against all odds and a reflection on a life anchored between a first death and the future.