Shot in the Heart

Author: Mikal Gilmore

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385478007

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 420

View: 9956


NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • A murder tale "from inside the house where murder is born." 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 his story "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.

An Intimate History of the Front

Author: J. Crouthamel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137376929

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

View: 464


This eye-opening study gives a nuanced, provocative account of how German soldiers in the Great War experienced and enacted masculinity. Drawing on an array of relevant narratives and media, it explores the ways that both heterosexual and homosexual soldiers expressed emotion, understood romantic ideals, and approached intimacy and sexuality.

The Ghost and Sebastian

Author: Bernice Carstens

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496934369

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 9370


This is a powerful story about a renowned mystery writer, Sebastian, from New York, an unsolved triple homicide in a mansion in Marblehead Neck, MA in 2006, and, a romantic ghost Jenny. She, her boyfriend and her mother were murdered in that mansion. In January of 2010, the mystery peaks the interest of Sebastian, so his goal is to help find the murderer and write a book. He’s also a criminal psychologist with a master’s degree, a psychic medium and clairvoyant. Sebastian moves to Marblehead and attends a pitch party and meets, Samantha, a romance novelist with magnetic blue eyes, dark hair and a bad temper. He later meets beautiful Katherine who rents him a spooky Victorian mansion. While he lives there, he encounters Jenny’s pale lifelike ghostly apparitions which his life becomes entwined with, and, her spiritual power gives him strange love pleasure that shocks him. Other powerful ghost sightings follow and Katherine and Samantha seek psychotherapy. When Sebastian plans to move out of the mansion, he gets a puzzling surprise. A FASCINATING ROMANTIC GHOST STORY AND A MURDER MYSTERY THAT IS SPELLBINDING!

Shot Through the Heart

Author: Isabelle Grey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784292826

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5077


How far would you be willing to go for justice? 'Full of well-handled forensics and the brooding atmosphere of the Essex coast' Mail on Sunday When a lone shooter claims the lives of five people on Christmas Day before turning the gun on himself, it's up to DI Grace Fisher to find out, not who did it, but why and how. Tracing the illegal weapon and its deadly load of homemade bullets, she soon uncovers a toxic web of police corruption, personal vendettas and revenge. But when the enemy is within, who will believe her? As threats to her safety mount up and the strain of secrecy begins to wreck her friendships, Grace must decide how far she wants to pursue justice - and at what cost.

The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film 6th Edition

Author: David Thomson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349141118

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 976

View: 7704


With more than one hundred new entries, from Amy Adams, Benedict Cumberbatch and Cary Joji Fukunaga to Joaquin Phoenix, Mia Wasikowska and Robin Wright, and completely updated, here from David Thomson - 'The greatest living writer on the movies' (John Banville, New Statesman); 'Our most argumentative and trustworthy historian of the screen' (Michael Ondaatje) - is the latest edition of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, which topped Sight & Sound's poll of international critics and writers as THE BEST FILM BOOK EVER WRITTEN.

The Early Morning of War

Author: Edward G. Longacre

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806147601

Category: History

Page: 682

View: 4266


When Union and Confederate forces squared off along Bull Run on July 21, 1861, the Federals expected this first major military campaign would bring an early end to the Civil War. But when Confederate troops launched a strong counterattack, both sides realized the war would be longer and costlier than anticipated. First Bull Run, or First Manassas, set the stage for four years of bloody conflict that forever changed the political, social, and economic fabric of the nation. It also introduced the commanders, tactics, and weaponry that would define the American way of war through the turn of the twentieth century. This crucial campaign receives its most complete and comprehensive treatment in Edward G. Longacre’s The Early Morning of War. A magisterial work by a veteran historian, The Early Morning of War blends narrative and analysis to convey the full scope of the campaign of First Bull Run—its drama and suspense as well as its practical and tactical underpinnings and ramifications. Also woven throughout are biographical sketches detailing the backgrounds and personalities of the leading commanders and other actors in the unfolding conflict. Longacre has combed previously unpublished primary sources, including correspondence, diaries, and memoirs of more than four hundred participants and observers, from ranking commanders to common soldiers and civilians affected by the fighting. In weighing all the evidence, Longacre finds correctives to long-held theories about campaign strategy and battle tactics and questions sacrosanct beliefs—such as whether the Manassas Gap Railroad was essential to the Confederate victory. Longacre shears away the myths and persuasively examines the long-term repercussions of the Union’s defeat at Bull Run, while analyzing whether the Confederates really had a chance of ending the war in July 1861 by seizing Washington, D.C. Brilliant moves, avoidable blunders, accidents, historical forces, personal foibles: all are within Longacre’s compass in this deftly written work that is sure to become the standard history of the first, critical campaign of the Civil War.

For Power or Love, Book 2

Author: R D Power

Publisher: R D Power

ISBN: 099179835X

Category:

Page: 228

View: 817


Taking up where volume 1 left off, volume 2 of "For Power or Love" follows the comical and tragical exploits of Kerry and Josh as they run from the law that wants to imprison them and from the rich and corrupt Davenport brothers who want to kill them. Can Kerry and Josh get the truth out--a truth that would ruin the Davenports--or will the Davenports silence them forever?

Audition Speeches for Women

Author: Jean Marlow

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408141051

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

View: 9162


This revised edition contains several new speeches, many of which are taken from plays written and produced during the last five years. There are speeches for a variety of accents and ages to suit all audition requirements. An introductory section contains invaluable comments from directors, casting directors, actors and teachers. Among those contributing are Sir Peter Hall, National Theatre Director and founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company; Robert Palmer, voice teacher at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; casting director Doreen Jones; Tim Reynolds, Principal of the Academy Drama School; stage and film dialect coach Penny Dyer; and Barry Grantham, director and exponent of Commedia dell'Arte.

Waiting for Mr. Darcy

Author: Chamein Canton

Publisher: Genesis Press, Inc.

ISBN: 1585716200

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 575


Three friends over forty still wait for Prince Charming in the form of their favorite Austen character, Mr. Darcy. Not quite ready to turn in their hot chick cards for the hot flashes of menopause, they'd like to find a man who is charming, smug, intelligent and cute to share the primes of their lives with (even if one of them doesn't know she's looking). Together they navigate this brave forty-plus world and find out that Mr. Darcy is closer than they think.

Trauma Red

Author: Peter Rhee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476727317

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 5171


The incredible life story of the trauma surgeon who helped save Congresswoman Gabby Giffords­—from his upbringing in South Korea and Africa to the gripping dramas he faces in a typical day as a medical genius. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is a household name: most people remember that awful day in Arizona in 2011 when she was a victim of an act of violence that left six dead and thirteen wounded. What many people don’t know is that it was Dr. Peter Rhee who played a vital role in her survival. Born in South Korea, Rhee moved with his family to Uganda where he watched his public health surgeon father remove a spear from a man’s belly—and began his lifelong interest in medicine. What came next is this compelling portrait of how one becomes a world class trauma surgeon: the specialized training, the mindset to make critical decisions, and the practiced ability to operate on the human body. Dr. Rhee is so eminent that when President Clinton traveled to China, he was selected to accompany the president as his personal physician. In Trauma Red we learn how Rhee’s experiences were born from the love and sacrifices of determined parents, and of Rhee’s own quest to become as excellent a surgeon as possible. Trauma Red chronicles the patient cases Dr. Rhee has handled over two decades on two distinct battle fronts: In Iraq and Afghanistan, where he served as a frontline US Navy surgeon trying to save young American soldiers, and the urban zones of Los Angeles and Washington, DC, where he has been confronted by an endless stream of bloody victims of civilian violence and accidents. Tough and outspoken, Dr. Rhee isn’t afraid to take on the politics of violence in America and a medical community that too often resists innovation. His story provides an inside look into a fascinating medical world, a place where lives are saved every day.