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While the City Slept

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While the City Slept by Eli Sanders Book Summary:

“Binged Making a Murderer? Try . . . [this] riveting portrait of a tragic, preventable crime.” —Entertainment Weekly Edgar Award finalist for Best Fact Crime A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter’s gripping account of one young man’s path to murder—and a wake-up call for mental health care in America On a summer night in 2009, three lives intersected in one American neighborhood. Two people newly in love—Teresa Butz and Jennifer Hopper, who spent many years trying to find themselves and who eventually found each other—and a young man on a dangerous psychological descent: Isaiah Kalebu, age twenty-three, the son of a distant, authoritarian father and a mother with a family history of mental illness. All three paths forever altered by a violent crime, all three stories a wake-up call to the system that failed to see the signs. In this riveting, probing, compassionate account of a murder in Seattle, Eli Sanders, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his newspaper coverage of the crime, offers a deeply reported portrait in microcosm of the state of mental health care in this country—as well as an inspiring story of love and forgiveness. Culminating in Kalebu’s dangerous slide toward violence—observed by family members, police, mental health workers, lawyers, and judges, but stopped by no one—While the City Slept is the story of a crime of opportunity and of the string of missed opportunities that made it possible. It shows what can happen when a disturbed member of society repeatedly falls through the cracks, and in the tradition of The Other Wes Moore and The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, is an indelible, human-level story, brilliantly told, with the potential to inspire social change.

While the City Slept

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While the City Slept by Instaread Book Summary:

While the City Slept by Eli Sanders | Summary & Analysis Preview: While the City Slept by Eli Sanders is a journalistic work portraying the series of events that led up to a sexual assault and homicide in an outlying neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The victims were Teresa Butz and Jennifer Hopper, who lived in a peripheral neighborhood called South Park. Isaiah Kalebu was convicted for the murder. Teresa grew up in a family of ten other siblings in St. Louis, Missouri. Her parents were very religious. She became involved in sports and developed close friendships while in religious schools. Teresa went to college at Truman State University in 1988 but struggled to fit in. She transferred to University of Missouri at Columbia, then to the University of Missouri-St. Louis... PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of While the City Slept Summary of the book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

Coal to Diamonds

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Coal to Diamonds by Beth Ditto Book Summary:

Born and raised in Judsonia, Arkansas-a place where indoor plumbing was a luxury, squirrel was a meal, and sex ed was taught during senior year in high school (long after many girls had gotten pregnant and dropped out) Beth Ditto stood out. Beth was a fat, pro-choice, sexually confused choir nerd with a great voice, an eighties perm, and a Kool Aid dye job. Her single mother worked overtime, which meant Beth and her five siblings were often left to fend for themselves. Beth spent much of her childhood as a transient, shuttling between relatives, caring for a sickly, volatile aunt she nonetheless loved, looking after sister, brothers, and cousins, and trying to steer clear of her mother's bad boyfriends. Her punk education began in high school under the tutelage of a group of teens - her second family - who embraced their outsider status and introduced her to safety-pinned clothing , mail-order tapes, queer and fat-positive zines, and any shred of counterculture they could smuggle into Arkansas. With their help, Beth survived high school, a tragic family scandal, and a mental breakdown, and then she got the hell out of Judsonia. She decamped to Olympia, Washington, a late-1990s paradise for Riot Grrrls and punks, and began to cultivate her glamorous, queer, fat, femme image. On a whim - with longtime friends Nathan, a guitarist and musical savant in a polyester suit, and Kathy, a quiet intellectual turned drummer - she formed the band Gossip. She gave up trying to remake her singing voice into the ethereal wisp she thought it should be and instead embraced its full, soulful, potential. Gossip gave her that chance, and the raw power of her voice won her and Gossip the attention they deserved. Marked with the frankness, humour and defiance that have made her an international icon, Beth Ditto's unapologetic, startlingly direct, and poetic memoir is a hypnotic and inspiring account of a woman coming into her own.

Killer Dads

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Killer Dads by Mary Papenfuss Book Summary:

Chronicles five instances of fathers murdering their children, providing interviews, case files, and theories as to why these crimes were perpetrated and how they can be prevented.

While You Slept

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While You Slept by R. J. Parker Book Summary:

What would you do if you woke up in your home... but it wasn't your home at all?

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg Book Summary:

Run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with E. L. Konigsburg’s beloved classic and Newbery Medal­–winning novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler—now available in a deluxe keepsake edition! Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away…so she decided to run not from somewhere but to somewhere. That was how Claudia and her brother, Jamie, ended up living in the Metropolitan Museum of Art—and right in the middle of a mystery that made headlines. Celebrate the legacy of the Newbery Medal–winning classic with this special edition.

Why We Sleep

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Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker Book Summary:

"Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity ... An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now ... neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming"


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Killings by Calvin Trillin Book Summary:

True stories of sudden death in the classic collection by a master of American journalism "Reporters love murders," Calvin Trillin writes in the introduction to Killings. "In a pinch, what the lawyers call 'wrongful death' will do, particularly if it's sudden." Killings, first published in 1984 and expanded for this edition, shows Trillin to be such a reporter, drawn time after time to tales of sudden death. But Trillin is attracted less by violence or police procedure than by the way the fabric of people's lives is suddenly exposed when someone comes to an untimely end. As Trillin says, Killings is "more about how Americans live than about how some of them die." These stories, which originally appeared in The New Yorker between 1969 and 2010, are vivid portraits of lives cut short. An upstanding farmer in Iowa finds himself drastically changed by a woman he meets in a cocktail lounge. An eccentric old man in Eastern Kentucky is enraged by the presence of a documentary filmmaker. Two women move to a bucolic Virginia county to find peace, only to end up at war over a shared road. Mexican American families in California hand down a feud from generation to generation. A high-living criminal-defense lawyer in Miami acquires any number of enemies capable of killing him. Stark and compassionate, deeply observed and beautifully written, Killings is "that rarity, reportage as art" (William Geist, The New York Times Book Review). Praise for Killings "Riveting tales of murder and mayhem. . . . [Calvin] Trillin is a superb writer, with a magical ability to turn even the most mundane detail into spellbinding wonder. Armed with this wealth of material, he utterly shines. Every piece here is a gem."--The Seattle Times "What Mr. Trillin does so well, what makes Killings literature, is the way he pictures the lives that were interrupted by the murders. Even the most ordinary life makes a terrible noise . . . when it's broken off."--Anatole Broyard, The New York Times "Fascinating, troubling . . . In each of these stories is the basis of a Dostoevskian novel."--Edward Abbey, Chicago Sun-Times "The stories . . . are unforgettable. They leave us, finally, with the awareness of the unknowable opacity of the human heart."--Bruce Colman, San Francisco Chronicle "[Trillin] writes brilliantly. . . . These stories still hold up, as classics."--The Buffalo News "In his artful ability to conjure up a whole life and a whole world, Trillin comes as close to achieving the power of a Chekhov short story as can anyone whose material is so implacably tied to fact."--Frederick Iseman, Harper's Bazaar "I have a book for you true-crime addicts if you're caught up on the podcast Serial, the cascade on TV of 48 Hours and Dateline NBC episodes. . . . It's time to pick up Calvin Trillin's Killings."--The New York Times Book Review "Well-crafted and thoughtfully composed, lacking judgment and admonishment, these are a true piece of quality journalism, which clearly continues to captivate audiences."--Library Journal "With telling detail and shrewd insights, [Calvin Trillin] masterfully evokes the places and personalities that hatched these grim episodes."--Publishers Weekly

Babe Ruth Slept Here

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Babe Ruth Slept Here by Jim Reisler Book Summary:

Join the author on a nostalgic and delightful romp through the faces and places, both famous and infamous, that mark New York as the capital of America's national pastime.

Writing the Siege of Leningrad

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Writing the Siege of Leningrad by Cynthia Simmons Book Summary:

Silver Winner, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year, History From September 1941 until January 1944, Leningrad suffered under one of the worst sieges in the history of warfare. At least one million civilians died, many during the terribly cold first winter. Bearing the brunt of this hardship—and keeping the city alive through their daily toil and sacrifice—were the women of Leningrad. Yet their perspective on life during the siege has been little examined. Cynthia Simmons and Nina Perlina have searched archival holdings for letters and diaries written during the siege, conducted interviews with survivors, and collected poetry, fiction, and retrospective memoirs written by the blokadnitsy (women survivors) to present a truer picture of the city under siege. In simple, direct, even heartbreaking language, these documents tell of lost husbands, mothers, children; meager rations often supplemented with sawdust and other inedible additives; crime, cruelty, and even cannibalism. They also relate unexpected acts of kindness and generosity; attempts to maintain cultural life through musical and dramatic performances; and provide insight into a group of ordinary women reaching beyond differences in socioeconomic class, ethnicity, and profession in order to survive in extraordinary times.

American Oligarchs

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American Oligarchs by Andrea Bernstein Book Summary:

In American Oligarchs, award-winning investigative journalist Andrea Bernstein tells the story of the Trump and Kushner families like never before. Building on her landmark reporting for the acclaimed podcast Trump, Inc. and The New Yorker, Bernstein brings to light new information about the families' arrival as immigrants to America, their paths to success, and the business and personal lives of the president and his closest family members. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and more than one hundred thousand pages of documents, American Oligarchs details how the Trump and Kushner dynasties encouraged and profited from a system of corruption, dark money, and influence trading, and reveals the historical turning points and decisions?on taxation, regulation, white-collar crime, and campaign finance laws?that have brought us to where we are today. A new afterword examines how the two families' transactional politics left America particularly vulnerable to the crises of 2020.

City of Thieves

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City of Thieves by David Benioff Book Summary:

From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour and When the Nines Roll Over and co-creator of the HBO series Game of Thrones, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival — and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime. During the Nazis’ brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named Kolya. Instead of being executed, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter’s wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt through the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and behind enemy lines to find the impossible. By turns insightful and funny, thrilling and terrifying, the New York Times bestseller City of Thieves is a gripping, cinematic World War II adventure and an intimate coming-of-age story with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men. From the Trade Paperback edition.


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Hatchet by Gary Paulsen Book Summary:

Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Newbery Honor–winning survival novel Hatchet with a pocket-sized edition perfect for travelers to take along on their own adventures. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant cover. Hatchet has also been nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present. At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.

The Contenders

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The Contenders by Laura Flanders,Richard Goldstein,Dean Kuipers,James Ridgeway,Eli Sanders Book Summary:

When you get beyond the spin, the campaign spending, the YouTube spots, and the paid advertisements, what did the Democratic contenders in the 2008 Presidential election stand for, really? What did Hillary Clinton learn from Nixon? What does Barack Obama have in common with Justin Timberlake? Who are the two John Edwardses? Is America ready for the vegan presidency of Dennis Kucinich? What makes Al Gore rock and roll? Why do Joe Biden, Christopher Dodd, Bill Richardson, and Mike Gravel bother? Find out in this irreverent guide to the 2008 presidential candidates.

Rip Van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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Rip Van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving Book Summary:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

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The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs Book Summary:

Traces a young man's effort to escape the dangers of the streets and his own nature after graduating from Yale, describing his youth in violent 1980s Newark, efforts to navigate two fiercely insular worlds and life-ending drug deals. 75,000 first printing.

Ghost of the Innocent Man

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Ghost of the Innocent Man by Benjamin Rachlin Book Summary:

One of the Best Books of 2017: National Public Radio, San Francisco Chronicle, Library Journal, Shelf Awareness "Remarkable . . . Captivating . . . Rachlin is a skilled storyteller." --New York Times Book Review "A gripping legal-thriller mystery . . . Profoundly elevates good-cause advocacy to greater heights--to where innocent lives are saved." --USA Today "A crisply written page turner." --NPR A gripping account of one man's long road to freedom that will forever change how we understand our criminal justice system During the last three decades, more than two thousand American citizens have been wrongfully convicted. Ghost of the Innocent Man brings us one of the most dramatic of those cases and provides the clearest picture yet of the national scourge of wrongful conviction and of the opportunity for meaningful reform. When the final gavel clapped in a rural southern courtroom in the summer of 1988, Willie J. Grimes, a gentle spirit with no record of violence, was shocked and devastated to be convicted of first-degree rape and sentenced to life imprisonment. Here is the story of this everyman and his extraordinary quarter-century-long journey to freedom, told in breathtaking and sympathetic detail, from the botched evidence and suspect testimony that led to his incarceration to the tireless efforts to prove his innocence and the identity of the true perpetrator. These were spearheaded by his relentless champion, Christine Mumma, a cofounder of North Carolina's Innocence Inquiry Commission. That commission--unprecedented at its inception in 2006--remains a model organization unlike any other in the country, and one now responsible for a growing number of exonerations. With meticulous, prismatic research and pulse-quickening prose, Benjamin Rachlin presents one man's tragedy and triumph. The jarring and unsettling truth is that the story of Willie J. Grimes, for all its outrage, dignity, and grace, is not a unique travesty. But through the harrowing and suspenseful account of one life, told from the inside, we experience the full horror of wrongful conviction on a national scale. Ghost of the Innocent Man is both rare and essential, a masterwork of empathy. The book offers a profound reckoning not only with the shortcomings of our criminal justice system but also with its possibilities for redemption.

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

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The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse by Aesop Book Summary:

The town mouse lives like a king, but luxuries come at a price: cats and dogs! When the country mouse visits town, she realizes that sometimes, the safest place to be is home sweet home. This retelling of Aesop's classic fable uses beautiful, simple language to make the timeless tale accessible to modern readers. Charming, humorous illustrations bring a fresh look to this famous narrative. Readers will love seeing these two mice get into mischief, from sneakily watching television to nibbling on cupcakes! They'll also learn the grass isn't always greener on the other side, and other important morals! With relatable characters and life lessons, this thoughtful fable will be at home in any library.

Why England Slept

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Why England Slept by John Fitzgerald Kennedy Book Summary:

An appraisal of the tragic event of the thirties that led to World War II, giving an account of England's unpreparedness for war and a atudy of the short-commings of democracy when confronted by the menace of totalitarism.

Fever 1793

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Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson Book Summary:

It's late summer 1793, and the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting. Now they include Polly, the serving girl at the Cook Coffeehouse. But fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook doesn't get a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate. New customers have overrun her family's coffee shop, located far from the mosquito-infested river, and Mattie's concerns of fever are all but overshadowed by dreams of growing her family's small business into a thriving enterprise. But when the fever begins to strike closer to home, Mattie's struggle to build a new life must give way to a new fight-the fight to stay alive.

Golda Slept Here

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Golda Slept Here by Suad Amiry Book Summary:

A shocking and beautiful portrait of Palestinian life under Israeli rule by the author of Sharon and My Mother-in-Law.

Midnight Assassin

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Midnight Assassin by Patricia L. Bryan,Thomas Wolf Book Summary:

Depicts the murder of Iowa farmer John Hossack in 1900 and the subsequent trial of his wife who was accused and found guilty of the crime and sentenced to life in prison before being released.

The Odyssey of Homer

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The Odyssey of Homer by Homer Book Summary:

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The Epic of Gilgamesh

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The Epic of Gilgamesh by Maureen Gallery Kovacs Book Summary:

Since the discovery over one hundred years ago of a body of Mesopotamian poetry preserved on clay tablets, what has come to be known as the Epic of Gilgamesh has been considered a masterpiece of ancient literature. It recounts the deeds of a hero-king of ancient Mesopotamia, following him through adventures and encounters with men and gods alike. Yet the central concerns of the Epic lie deeper than the lively and exotic story line: they revolve around a man’s eternal struggle with the limitations of human nature, and encompass the basic human feelings of lonliness, friendship, love, loss, revenge, and the fear of oblivion of death. These themes are developed in a distinctly Mesopotamian idiom, to be sure, but with a sensitivity and intensity that touch the modern reader across the chasm of three thousand years. This translation presents the Epic to the general reader in a clear narrative.

I Slept with Joey Ramone

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I Slept with Joey Ramone by Mickey Leigh Book Summary:

“A powerful story of punk-rock inspiration and a great rock bio” (Rolling Stone), now in paperback. When the Ramones recorded their debut album in 1976, it heralded the true birth of punk rock. Unforgettable front man Joey Ramone gave voice to the disaffected youth of the seventies and eighties, and the band influenced the counterculture for decades to come. With honesty, humor, and grace, Joey’s brother, Mickey Leigh, shares a fascinating, intimate look at the turbulent life of one of America’s greatest—and unlikeliest—music icons. While the music lives on for new generations to discover, I Slept with Joey Ramone is the enduring portrait of a man who struggled to find his voice and of the brother who loved him.

The Morning Comes and Also the Night

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The Morning Comes and Also the Night by Byron J. Macdonald Book Summary:

"Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?" The watchman said, "The morning comes, and also the night. If you will inquire, inquire; Return! Come back!" Isaiah 21:11-12 Did you ever wonder what it would be like to live as part of biblical times, and to have your life as part of the story? Wonder no more. You are. In all of the Bible the most talked about generation is not that of Moses or Joshua or even the Lord Jesus, the most talked about generation is the generation alive at the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. An enormous amount of the Bible is written just to that generation. It is true that application of the teaching applies to many issues between the first and second coming of Jesus, but the focus is the last generation, our generation. This book will share the biblical and historical reason for such a statement to be made and why it is obvious that Jesus wants us to know the generation of His return. We will explore not only why Jesus wants us to know, but what He wants us to do in response. We each have the opportunity to choose our place in the biblical history by our responses. In Old Testament walled cities, the watchman bore an important responsibility. While the people of the city slept, it was the watchman's responsibility to stay awake and keep watch on the city walls. He would watch for the danger of approaching enemies. He would watch for internal dangers, such as an outbreak of fire. The watchman's responsibility was to warn the city of danger and mobilize them for response. As the watchman of Isaiah 21:11,12 keeps watch, someone asks him, "Watchman, what of the night?" It was a typical question. The hoped for answer is, "All is well." As the watchman answers back, though, he gives a response that seems a contradiction. The watchman reports signs indicating both morning and night are coming. How could the watchman be looking at the same signs and see both the coming of dawn and the coming of night? Yet the answer to that question, is the same answer which causes us to look to our world and see the evidence in the Bible and current affairs that reaches the same conclusion. The morning comes and also the night. As we will look at the fulfillment of signs from the Bible in our generation, they tell us, "Morning is coming!" The promise of Jesus that one day He will return and take the church home as His bride is about to be fulfilled. What has been the blessed hope of the Christian since Jesus left, is now about to happen. We are told in 2 Peter 1:19, "And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts"; The long time of living in what C. S. Lewis calls the "Shadowlands" is about over. Any moment now, Jesus will come back with those who have passed through death as believers in Christ, and resurrect His church, and take her home as His bride. "Watchman, what of the night? ...The morning comes..." The watchman also said the same signs indicate night is coming. The Day of the Lord is about to happen. It is a day of darkness. It is a day of judgment. God is about to judge this world. The warning signs of the coming of judgment are all around us. The same signs that indicate Jesus will soon take His church home, also indicate that the Tribulation and seven years of increasing horrors and the reality of God's judgment are about to come. We will see why God wants us to take the warnings of the judgments of Revelation with great seriousness. Revelation is not fairy tales. It is deadly serious history about to happen. I remember after the fall of the Soviet Empire, and the establishment of many independent republics in what was once the Soviet Union, an interview of a justice in the equivalent of the Russian Supreme Court. The interviewer noted a painting prominently displayed in the

The Clapback

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The Clapback by Elijah Lawal Book Summary:

Clapback: [Noun / Verb] Responding to a (often ignorant) notion with a withering comeback; with the aim of shutting. it. down. ___________ In order to have an honest and open conversation about race, we need to identify areas where things are not right. The Clapback: Your Guide to Calling Out Racist Stereotypes examines the evolution of the negative stereotypes towards the black community and arms you with the tools to shut them down once and for all. Taking readers on a journey through history, and providing facts and detailed research, this is an eye-opening and refreshing look at race and language. With a light-hearted, razor sharp wit and a refreshing honesty, The Clapback is the handbook the world needs - dishing out the hard truths and providing a road map for bringing some 'act right' into our everyday lives. It's time to Clapback.

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

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My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh Book Summary:

From one of our boldest, most celebrated new literary voices, a novel about a young woman's efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes Our narrator should be happy, shouldn't she? She's young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, works an easy job at a hip art gallery, lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like the rest of her needs, by her inheritance. But there is a dark and vacuous hole in her heart, and it isn't just the loss of her parents, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her best friend, Reva. It's the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong? My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a powerful answer to that question. Through the story of a year spent under the influence of a truly mad combination of drugs designed to heal our heroine from her alienation from this world, Moshfegh shows us how reasonable, even necessary, alienation can be. Both tender and blackly funny, merciless and compassionate, it is a showcase for the gifts of one of our major writers working at the height of her powers.

Endymion, a Poetic Romance

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Endymion, a Poetic Romance by John Keats Book Summary:

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Deacon King Kong

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Deacon King Kong by James McBride Book Summary:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK 'A hilarious, pitch-perfect comedy set in the Brooklyn projects of the late 1960s. This alone may qualify it as one of the year's best novels.' The Washington Post From the winner of a National Book Award, author of the million-copy selling COLOR OF WATER, and THE GOOD LORD BIRD, soon to be a TV series starring Ethan Hawke The year is 1969. In a housing project in south Brooklyn, a shambling old church deacon called Sportcoat shoots - for no apparent reason - the local drug-dealer who used to be part of the church's baseball team. The repercussions of that moment draw in the whole community, from Sportcoat's best friend - Hot Sausage - to the local Italian mobsters, the police (corrupt and otherwise), and the stalwart ladies of the Five Ends Baptist Church. DEACON KING KONG is a book about a community under threat, about the ways people pull together in an age when the old rules are being rewritten. It is very funny in places, and heartbreaking in others. From a prize-winning storyteller, this New York Times bestseller shows us that not all secrets are meant to be hidden, and that the communities we build are fragile but vital. 'Deacon King Kong is deeply felt, beautifully written and profoundly humane; McBride's ability to inhabit his characters' foibled, all-too-human interiority helps transform a fine book into a great one' The New York Times Book Review ______________________ What readers are saying: ***** 'Deacon King Kong is one of those novels whose brilliance sneaks up on you. I haven't been this pleasantly surprised by a book in a while.' ***** 'I do believe I just finished one of my all time favorite books.' ***** 'This book was a balm for my soul' ***** 'Oh what an absolute treasure this book is!' ***** 'The ending was one of those where you clutch your heart and want to hug the book (or your Kindle).' ***** 'Magnetic, hilarious and mesmerising storytelling from a gifted author.' What reviewers are saying: 'Cracking...Terrific...Deeply felt, beautifully written, and profoundly humane.' New York Times Book Review cover 'The sheer volume of invention in Deacon King Kong commands awe.' The New Yorker 'Among the greatest American storytellers of our time.' Bookpage 'Sets a new standard for multidimensional fiction about people of color.' Booklist, starred review

Pilgrim's Wilderness

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Pilgrim's Wilderness by Tom Kizzia Book Summary:

Documents the story of Robert "Papa Pilgrim" Hale and the antiestablishment family settlement in remote Alaska that was eventually exposed as a cult-like prison where Hale brutalized and isolated his wife and 15 children, describing the torturous abuse endured by the family before his older children escaped and reported Hale to authorities. Reprint.

In Cold Blood

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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote Book Summary:

Powerful account of the brutal slaying of a Kansas family by two young ex-convicts.

Profiles in Courage

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Profiles in Courage by John Fitzgerald Kennedy Book Summary:

"This is a book about the most admirable of human virtues--courage. 'Grace under pressure,' Ernest Hemingway defined it. And these are the stories of the pressures experienced by eight United States Senators and the grace with which they endured them." -- John F. Kennedy During 1954-55, John F. Kennedy, then a U.S. Senator, chose eight of his historical coleagues to profile for their acts of astounding integrity in the face of overwhelming opposition. These heroes include John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Thomas Hart Benson, and Robert A. Taft. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1956, Profiles in Courage resounds with timeless lessons on themost cherished of virtues and is a powerful reminder of the strength of the human spirit. It is, as Robert Kennedy states in the foreword, "not just stories of the past but a book of hope and confidence for the future. What happens to the country, to the world, depends on what we do with what others have left us.

Evening's Empire

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Evening's Empire by Zachary Lazar Book Summary:

Describes the gangland-style murder of the author's father amid the height of 1970s counterculture, in an account that follows his efforts to understand why his father would risk everything to participate in a multimillion-dollar real estate scandal.

Manchester, England

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Manchester, England by Dave Haslam Book Summary:

Manchester, a predominantly working-class city, has been at the margins of English culture for centuries. Yet the explosion of music and creativity in Manchester can be traced back from Victorian music hall and the jazz age, through to Oasis.

The Bell Jar (Unabridged)

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The Bell Jar (Unabridged) by Sylvia Plath Book Summary:

This eBook edition of "The Bell Jar (Unabridged)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Esther Greenwood, a young woman from the suburbs of Boston, gains a summer internship at a prominent magazine in New York City, under editor Jay Cee; however, Esther is neither stimulated nor excited by either the big city or the glamorous culture and lifestyle that girls her age are expected to idolize and emulate. She instead finds her experience to be frightening and disorienting. From hereafter her mental state keeps deteriorating until she starts feeling helpless as if being kept inside a glass bell jar! The Bell Jar is the only novel written by the American writer and poet Sylvia Plath. Originally published under the pseudonym "Victoria Lucas" in 1963, the novel is semi-autobiographical, with the names of places and people changed. The book is often regarded as a roman à clef because the protagonist's descent into mental illness parallels Plath's own experiences with what may have been clinical depression or bipolar II disorder. Plath died by suicide a month after its first UK publication. The novel was published under Plath's name for the first time in 1967 and was not published in the United States until 1971, in accordance with the wishes of both Plath's husband, Ted Hughes, and her mother.

The Man in the Monster

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The Man in the Monster by Martha Elliott Book Summary:

"Michael Ross was a serial killer who raped and murdered eight young women between 1981 and 1984. In 2005, the state of Connecticut put him to death by lethal injection. His crimes were horrific, and he paid the ultimate price for them. Journalist Martha Elliott was first drawn to the case when the Connecticut Supreme Court overturned Ross's six death sentences. Rather than fight for his life, Ross requested that his own execution in order to spare his victims' families from the ordeal of a new trial. Intrigued, Elliott sought an interview. The two began a weekly conversation--and developed an odd sort of friendship--that lasted over a decade, until Ross's last moments of life. Having embraced faith and undergone extensive medical treatment in prison, the Michael Ross whom Elliott knew seemed to be a different man from the monster who was capable of such heinous crimes. This Michael Ross made it his mission to share his story with Elliott in the hopes that it would save lives. In The Man in the Monster, Martha Elliott gives us a groundbreaking look into the life and motivation of a serial killer, revealing the all-too-human face of unspeakable evil."--Page 4 of cover

How the Other Half Lives - Scholar's Choice Edition

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How the Other Half Lives - Scholar's Choice Edition by Jacob a Riis Book Summary:

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The City of Ember

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The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau Book Summary:

Many hundreds of years ago, the city of Ember was created by the Builders to contain everything needed for human survival. It worked - but now the storerooms are almost out of food, crops are blighted, corruption is spreading through the city and worst of all - the lights are failing. Soon Ember could be engulfed by darkness-But when two children, Lina and Doon, discover fragments of an ancient parchment, they begin to wonder if there could be a way out of Ember. Can they decipher the words from long ago and find a new future for everyone? Will the people of Ember listen to them?

Civil Functions, Department of the Army, Appropriations, 1951

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Civil Functions, Department of the Army, Appropriations, 1951 by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations Book Summary:

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