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By George Pendle
  • ISBN Code: : 0307450082
  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
  • Pages : 270
  • Category : Fiction
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The shocking new memoir from Death--this long-awaited autobiography finally reveals the inner story of one of the most troubling, and troubled, figures in history At last, the mysterious, feared, and misunderstood being known only as “Death” talks frankly and unforgettably about his infinitely awful existence, chronicling his abusive childhood, his near-fatal addiction to Life, his excruciating time in rehab, and the ultimate triumph of his true nature. For the first time, Death reveals his affairs with the living, his maltreatment at the hands of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the ungodly truth behind the infamous “Jesus Incident,” and the loneliness of being the End of All Things. Intense, unpredictable, and instantly engaging, Death: A Life is not only a story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a universe that, despite its profound flaws, gave Death the fiery determination to carve out a successful existence on his own terms.

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  • Publisher : Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
  • Book Code : 1634310888
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Self-Help
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  • Pdf File: life-in-light-of-death.pdf

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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393246442
  • Total of Pages : 384
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  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Book Code : 1457557010
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0307487466
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Music
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1439130868
  • Total of Pages : 224
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  • Publisher : Restless Books
  • Book Code : 1632060930
  • Total of Pages : 224
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  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
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  • Publisher : Anchor
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  • Total of Pages : 496
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  • Total of Pages : 464
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  • Total of Pages : 176
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A substantial backyard has long been considered an iconic feature of the Australian suburb. Nevertheless, during the 1990s, a dramatic change occurred: substantial backyards largely disappeared from new suburban houses in Australia. Whatever the size of lot, the dwelling now covers most of its developable area. Although the planning system does not actually promote this change, it does little to prevent it. It appears to be a physical expression of the way that Australian lifestyles are changing for the worse, in particular longer working hours. This in turn raises issues about health and wellbeing, especially for children. Vegetation surrounding the dwelling plays an important role in microclimate, storm drainage and biodiversity, irrespective of whether the residents use their backyard. Its loss has serious ecological implications, a deficit rendered permanent by the changes to the housing stock. The Life and Death of the Australian Backyard is based on a detailed quantitative study of this increasing, but previously unstudied, problem. It discusses the nature, uses and meaning of the traditional backyard, presents an understanding of the changes that have been happening and suggests possible remedies. All professionals working in the landscape and development industries, local government, consultancies and in universities should read this unique study of an issue of increasing significance to urban sustainability.

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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 0674060903
  • Total of Pages : 314
  • Category : Law
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Are you alive? Most people believe that some law defines our status as living (or not) for all purposes. But Foley shows that “not being dead” isn’t necessarily the same as being alive, in the eyes of the law. The need for more organ transplants and conservation of health care resources is exerting pressure to expand the legal definition of death.

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By J Robert Adams
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351842145
  • Total of Pages : 170
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 521
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"Prospects for Immortality: A Sensible Search for Life After Death" theorizes how matters concerning the birth of the universe, its ultimate fate, and the creation, evolution, and final destiny of life on earth co-exist with regenerated consciousness. Readers of this volume will be prompted to think about the basic concepts of life, death, and consciousness in a unique way. Written in a style that entertains and informs, author J. Robert Adams speculates on how the transfer of memory and consciousness into the hereafter occurs in conjunction with the physical, chemical, and historical facts already established by science.

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By Christopher Belshaw
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1405143835
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Philosophy
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10 Good Questions about Life and Death makes us think againabout some of the most important issues we ever have to face. Addresses the fundamental questions that many of us ask aboutlife and death. Written in an engaging and straightforward style, ideal forthose with no formal background in philosophy. Focuses on commonly pondered issues, such as: Is life sacred?Is it bad to die? Is there life after death? Does life havemeaning? And which life is best? Encourages readers to think about and respond to the humancondition. Features case studies, thought-experiments, and references toliterature, film, music, religion and myth.

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1838719091
  • Total of Pages : 88
  • Category : Performing Arts
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  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Book Code : 077357879X
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 997
  • Pdf File: diagnosing-genius.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Mai's experience as a physician and psychiatrist serves as a basis for his analysis. Working from the symptoms described in the medical evidence, Beethoven's letters and those of his friends, and the reports of his physicians, Mai compares how Beethoven's health complaints would have been understood and treated within the medical, political, and social climate of both his time and ours. He discusses Beethoven's terminal illness and the resulting autopsy report to consider the roles of alcohol, lead poisoning (based on the toxic levels in his hair), and syphilis in causing his death.

The Life and Death of a Spanish Town

By Elliot Paul
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Book Code : 1789120918
  • Total of Pages : 316
  • Category : History
  • Members : 732
  • Pdf File: the-life-and-death-of-a-spanish-town.pdf

Book Short Summary:

At the time of its first publication in 1937, The Life and Death of a Spanish Town was the first book to interpret to Americans the struggle of a people whose idyllic life was shattered by Fascist terror; it foreshadowed, with burning indignation against aggressors and outspoken sympathy for the obscure and simple men and women of Santa Eulalia, the alignment of forces all over the world today. Popular American author Elliot Paul, Elliot Paul’s reputation rests securely on this book and his 1942 national bestseller, the Last Time I Saw Paris.

The Life and Death of a Playa

By Timmy Ray
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 1452035679
  • Total of Pages : 172
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 99
  • Pdf File: the-life-and-death-of-a-playa.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book tells the story of a man that grew up in a small mid-western city. The things that he was shown early in life shaped his future. He grew up in a religious home and chose to run with the devil. It seemed like he was having a lot of fun, but as you look deeper into the story you can see the pain and misery. This lust for sex drugs and money almost killed him.

The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle

By Ross Dungan
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1472530969
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 805
  • Pdf File: the-life-and-sort-of-death-of-eric-argyle.pdf

Book Short Summary:

'Eric Argyle was notably surprised when rather unexpectedly his eyes opened again. If truth be told, if he was being honest with himself, he hadn't really expected this type of thing would ever be happening again.' Eric Argyle is having a bad Sunday. It's late. He's still in his pyjamas. A room full of people are staring at him. And he died at 11.42am, two days ago. An issue that people don't seem all that receptive to. Nominated for Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards, Ross Dungan's The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle premiered at the Pleasance Dome in Edinburgh in August 2012 before transferring to Dublin. It debuted in London at the Soho Theatre on 2 April 2013.

The Life and Death of Thelma Todd

By William Donati
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786488174
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 657
  • Pdf File: the-life-and-death-of-thelma-todd.pdf

Book Short Summary:

American film favorite Thelma Todd was much more than the beautiful blonde of the 1930s who played opposite Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy and the Marx Brothers. Todd’s tragic death transformed her into an icon of Hollywood mystery: The photograph of the 29-year-old actress slumped in her luxurious Lincoln Phaeton shocked fans in 1935. How did she die? Was it murder, suicide, or an accident? This definitive biography covers a fascinating era in Hollywood history. In the course of his exhaustive research, the author interviewed Todd’s cousins Bill and Edna Todd, as well as such friends and coworkers as Ida Lupino, Lina Basquette, Anita Garvin, Dorothy Granger, William Bakewell and Greg Blackton. Also examined is Hollywood’s first major sex scandal of 1913, involving Jewel Carmen, the future spouse of director Roland West—the man Thelma Todd loved.

The Life and Death of Jason: A Poem

By William Morris
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473360803
  • Total of Pages : 516
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 446
  • Pdf File: the-life-and-death-of-jason.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This vintage book contains William Morris's 1867 poem, "The Life and Death of Jason: A Poem". It was originally intended as a story to accompany "The Earthly Paradise", a work presented as a poetic collection recounted by Greek travellers who encountered each other whilst seeking out immortality. It is the longest poem on Jason ever written and is the second longest work on the subject after Robert Graves' "Hercules, My Shipmate" (1945). This volume is highly recommended for fans of Morris's work and would make for a worthy addition to any collection. William Morris (1834-1896) was a famous English poet, textile designer, translator, activist, and novelist. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.

The Life and Death of Mrs. Maria Bickford

By Me. Clergyman of Brunswick
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 289
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 168
  • Pdf File: the-life-and-death-of-mrs-maria-bickford.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"The Life and Death of Mrs. Maria Bickford" by Me. Clergyman of Brunswick. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Life and Death of Rising Star Steve Inhat — Gone Too Soon

By Linda Alexander
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  • Publisher : BearManor Media
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 360
  • Pdf File: the-life-and-death-of-rising-star-steve-inhat-gone-too-soon.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 1967, Steve Ihnat was on top of the world in Hollywood, an actor on the precipice of true stardom. He was seen as both a heavy and a leading-man type, an actor who could fit into any role that came his way. He was making excellent money as a guest star on virtually every episodic show on television, seen on the screen most every night. Star Trek, The Virginian, The Outer Limits, and many other shows were already part of his resume. He’d branched off into movies, finding himself up against heavy-hitting superstars. Casting directors rang his phone constantly, and he never wanted for work. He was moving into writing and directing movies, and his personal life was turning the page into a deeper, more meaningful story. He was just beginning to live the life he’d always wanted for himself. Yet so many things can happen in five years! Five years later, Steve Ihnat was dead. He was a man of international mystery, from the country of his birth, Czechoslovakia, to his home country, Canada, to his adopted country, the United States. His existence proved to be one of intrigue, not only in a great many of the roles he played, but in some of the underlying tones of his personal life. This was the late ‘60s and into the early 1970s. The world was in great turmoil with much change going on. Certain things were happening behind the scenes that would alter the direction of Steve Ihnat’s story, one which became a tale not even Steve could have imagined. Not even he could have written such a script if he had been trying to put together a movie with him in the starring role ... and that’s exactly what he had been doing. To this day, Steve Ihnat stars in a mystery which continues to develop… The Life and Death of Rising Star Steve Ihnat ~ Gone Too Soon.

Acute Misfortune

By Erik Jensen
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  • Publisher : Black Inc.
  • Book Code : 1922231800
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 204
  • Pdf File: acute-misfortune.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 2008, the artist Adam Cullen invited journalist Erik Jensen to stay in his spare room and write his biography. What followed were four years of intense honesty and a relationship that became increasingly claustrophobic. At one point Cullen shot Jensen, in part to see how committed he was to the book. At another, he threw Jensen from a speeding motorbike. The book contract Cullen used to convince Jensen to stay with him never existed. Acute Misfortune is a riveting account of the life and death of one of Australia’s most celebrated artists, the man behind the Archibald Prize–winning portrait of David Wenham. Jensen follows Cullen through drug deals and periods of deep self-reflection, onwards into his court appearance for weapons possession and finally his death in 2012 at the age of forty-six. After much critical acclaim, Acute Misfortune was developed into a feature film, winning The Age Critics Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2018. The story is by turns tender and horrifying: a spare tale of art, sex, drugs and childhood, told at close quarters and without judgement. Winner of the 2015 Nib Waverley Library Award for Literature Shortlisted in the 2015 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards and for the 2015 Walkley Book Award ‘Erik Jensen is a Boswell or Vasari for our baffled, fractured, fucked-up times. Acute Misfortune is the most intimate, revealing, and original take on an artist’s life I know of.’ —Sebastian Smee ‘Erik Jensen gives us that ingenious place where biography is also art.’ —Jennifer Clement ‘This is supposed to be about an artist, a wild man, his lifetime, and it is; but Jensen has written such a beautiful window that all art and life is shining through. I'm supposed to be an artist but I cannot put this down.’ —DBC Pierre