A modern classic, Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son offers one of the most penetrating and provocative insights into the mind of a murderer ever written.
Author: Gordon Burn
Publisher: Faber & Faber
It seemed the case of the notorious Yorkshire Ripper was finally closed when Peter Sutcliffe was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1981. But in the early 1980s Gordon Burn spent three years living in Sutcliffe's home town of Bingley, researching his life. A modern classic, Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son offers one of the most penetrating and provocative insights into the mind of a murderer ever written. 'A book which will, with some justice, be compared to In Cold Blood and The Executioner's Song. It's as if Thomas Hardy were also present at the writing of this account of the Yorkshire Ripper.' Norman Mailer
Somebody finally grabbed him, but it was too late. When we were in boot camp,
we didn't know what killing was all about. Today, I feel sorry for the Japanese I
killed. They were somebody's loved ones, somebody's husband, somebody's son
Author: Richard David Wissolik
Publisher: SVC Northern Appalachian Studies
A collection of the personal memoirs of a variety of American soldiers who served in the 2nd World War.
So what? Everyone was somebody's husband, wife, somebody's son,
somebody's Baby Rory . . . Aw, shit. ... He begged me for his child's life and I
knew that he would trade places with his boy without a moment's hesitation. I
couldn't just stand ...
Author: Ilona Andrews
Includes a free bonus: a Kate Daniels novella, "Magic Gifts" The New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels novels have been hailed as “top-notch urban fantasy” (Monsters and Critics). Now, Ilona Andrews delves deeper into Kate’s world, and reveals its untold stories… After being kicked out of the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea’s whole existence is in shambles. She tries to put herself back together by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend. When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano—the male alpha of the Clan Bouda, and Andrea’s former lover—die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate. Now she must work with Raphael as her search for the killer leads into the secret underbelly of supernatural Atlanta. And dealing with her feelings for him might have to take a back seat to saving the world…
So every time he's out at the country club and somebody says something about
changing law firms and asks if anybody ... a man who was somebody's son,
somebody's husband, somebody's dad, and who may have feelings related to the
Author: Steven Keeva
Publisher: American Bar Association
Through a series of profiles of lawyers who have changed their work habits and attitudes, the author examines how lawyers can find deeper meaning in their work, practice more compassionately and more enjoy what they do, all by developing a greater awareness and respect for their inner lives.
This is somebody's brother, this is somebody's husband, this is somebody's son,
and this is somebody's cousin. The only reason that we're desensitized to it is
because they're not white, they're not American soldiers. That right there: I ...
Author: Iraq Veterans Against the War
Publisher: Haymarket Books
“The only way this war is going to end is if the American people truly understand what we have done in their name.”—Kelly Dougherty, executive director of Iraq Veterans Against the War In spring 2008, inspired by the Vietnam-era Winter Soldier hearings, Iraq Veterans Against the War gathered veterans to expose war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq. Here are the powerful words, images, and documents of this historic gathering, which show the reality of life in Afghanistan and Iraq. Iraq Veterans Against the War argues that well-publicized incidents of American brutality like the Abu Ghraib prison scandal and the massacre of an entire family of Iraqis in the town of Haditha are not the isolated incidents perpetrated by “a few bad apples,” as many politicians and military leaders have claimed. They are part of a pattern, the group says, of “an increasingly bloody occupation.” "Here is the war as it should be reported, seeing the pain, refusing to sanitize an unprovoked attack that has killed over one million people. All over America are victims who have returned from this conflict with hideous wounds -- wounds that turn the lives of the entire family upside down. And the American people are not seeing this. Until now. "Winter Soldier, an enormously important project of Iraq Veterans Against the War, cuts this debacle to the bone, exposing details hard to come by and even harder to believe. This is must reading for patriots who have already begun the effort to insure that this never happens again." --Phil Donahue "Winter Soldier makes us feel the pain and despair endured by those who serve in a military stretched to the breaking point by stop-loss policies, multiple combat tours, and a war where the goals and the enemies keep shifting ... [and] also make[s] us admire the unbreakable idealism and hope of those men and women who still believe that by speaking out they can make things better both for themselves and for those who come after them."--San Francisco Chronicle Formed in the aftermath of the US invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) was founded in 2004 to give those who have served in the military since September 11, 2001, a way to come together and speak out against an unjust, illegal, and unwinnable war. Today, IVAW has over seven hundred members in forty-nine states, Washington, DC, Canada, and on military bases overseas. Aaron Glantz is an independent journalist who has covered the Iraq War from the front lines. He is the author of How America Lost Iraq (Tarcher) and a forthcoming book on the Iraq War from the University of California Press. Anthony Swofford is the author of Jarhead: A Marine’s Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles.
He saw himself as somebody's son, somebody's husband, somebody's stepfather
, too many people's ex-teacher. He saw himself as a non-writing writer. He saw
himself as a disappointment, to other people and himself. But he didn't see what ...
Author: Maggie Gee
Publisher: Saqi Books
Lottie Lucas is the luckiest person she knows. She has looks, money, three houses and a teenage son she adores … So why is her husband Harold walking out on her? Light Years is also about zoos and the zodiac; the seasons and the stars; and how humans see the natural world. It is a novel about the possibilities of happiness, a surprising and beautiful contemporary love story. ‘In the tradition of the best romantic comedy.’ The Observer ‘Sublimely funny and infinitely subtle, Light Years is pure delight.’ Daily Telegraph ‘Energetic and beguiling.’ Sunday Telegraph 'This is so fine a novel, because so completely a planned and crafted one.' Times Literary Supplement
That shambling mess had been somebody's son, somebody's husband,
somebody's father. People said freaks weren't really dead—they didn't climb out
of graves like movie monsters—but they were as close to walking dead as Joe
Author: Steven Barnes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
What happens when an unprecedented infection sweeps the world, leaving the earth on the brink of the Apocalypse? But this infection goes far beyond disease. Beyond even the nightmare images of walking dead or flesh-eating ghouls. The infected are turning into creatures unlike anything ever dreamed of . . . more complex, more mysterious, and more deadly. Trapped in the northwestern United States as winter begins to fall, Terry and Kendra have only one choice: they and their friends must cross a thousand miles of no-man’s-land in a rickety school bus, battling ravenous hordes, human raiders, and their own fears. In the midst of apocalypse, they find something no one could have anticipated . . . love.
He was also the author of the non-fiction titles Somebody's Husband,
Somebody's Son, Pocket Money, Happy Like Murderers, On The Way to Work (
with Damien Hirst) and Best and Edwards. His last book, Sex & Violence, Death
and Silence, ...
Author: Gordon Burn
Publisher: Faber & Faber
An account of two people - Fred and Rose West - who lived together, raised (and killed) children, provided sexual services for anyone interested, and pretended to provide social services for single women. Investigated and told by one of the greatest journalists and writers of the last twenty years, this is the most powerful and upsetting true crime book you will ever read.
He was also the author of the nonfiction titles Somebody's Husband, Somebody's
Son, Pocket Money, Happy Like Murderers, On The Way to Work (with Damien
Hirst) and Best and Edwards. His last book, Sex & Violence, Death and Silence, ...
Author: Gordon Burn
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Spring 2001, and the countryside of the North East of England resembles Fitzgerald's 'valley of ashes': the air is choked with the stench and smoke of the pyres which are burning in an attempt to contain the epidemic of foot and mouth disease. After forty years away, Ray Cruddas, a comedian with a national, considerably faded reputation, has returned to the North East to live. He has a new wife, a new club and a house close to a stand of trees which has haunted him from childhood. But he still believes he is living life at one remove, through the more vibrant, seemingly less complex and conflicted person of Jackie Mabe, the former boxer who, in his capacity as driver, drinking partner and gofer, has always stood between Ray Cruddas and the world. Jackie Mabe performed this role once before: for Jack Solomons, known as 'Jolly Jack' and 'the potentate', who ruled British boxing in the decades before and after the War. Along with the Victorian painter Ralph Hedley, the Geordie comic Bobby Thompson, and Margaret Thatcher's director of communications Gordon Reece, Solomons is among the many real life figures who populate this extraordinary blend of fact and fiction. The North of England Home Service, like Gordon Burn's earlier novels, reanimates and reinvents popular culture, making unexpected connections and salvaging something palpable from the evanescent spectacle of contemporary life.
I kept picturing that man spread out on the deck beside the pool, in his
waterlogged black hoodie and jeans, one shoe off and one shoe on, and felt
seared with the notion that he was somebody's son, somebody's father,
somebody's husband ...
Author: Davy Rothbart
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Davy Rothbart is looking for love in all the wrong places. Constantly. He falls helplessly in love with pretty much every girl he meets—and rarely is the feeling reciprocated. Time after time, he hops in a car and tears across half of America with his heart on his sleeve. He's continually coming up with outrageous schemes, which he always manages to pull off. Well, almost always. But even when things don't work out, Rothbart finds meaning and humor in every moment. Whether it's humiliating a scammer who takes money from aspiring writers or playing harmless (but side-splitting) goofs on his deaf mother, nothing and no one is off-limits. But as much as Rothbart is a tragically lovable, irresistibly brokenhearted hero, it's his prose that's the star of the book. In the tradition of David Sedaris and Sloane Crosley but going places very much his own, his essays show how things that are seemingly so wrong can be so, so right.
Your friends, your kids, your husband, they may never notice, but you can feel it—
something is smaller; you are smaller. So, you keep searching for those
discarded pieces, and if you're very lucky—or, possibly,. Edges MICHELLE
Author: Bruce Gillespie
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
Stories of origin and creation govern how all cultures understand themselves. For the 25 contributors to Somebody's Child, the topic of adoption is no—and perhaps never can be—a neutral issue. With unique courage, each of them talks about his or her experience of the adoption process. Some speak of heartbreak; some have found modified “happy endings”; others have discovered joy. All have been changed by discovering the vital facts of their own birth and origin. Somebody's Child contains a wide array of true stories: a young man explores his love for his adopted sister; a woman comes to grips with the truth about her birth parents; a mother of two talks about meeting her “first son,” the baby she gave up; and, a lawyer tells about discovering her Nigerian family. Somebody's Child captures the many unforgettable faces and voices of adoption. he third book in a family of anthologies about the 21st-century family, Somebody's Child follows up on Nobody's Mother and Nobody's Father, two essay collections from childless adults on parenthood, family and choices. Together, these three books challenge readers to redefine our traditional definitions of the concept of “family.”
“I think with Special Forces, the dangers [of using them too liberally] are smaller
because the human element is still there. Those are still somebody's dad,
somebody's husband, somebody's son. When you send them in, you know they
may not ...
Author: Mark Bowden
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
From Mark Bowden, the preeminent chronicler of our military and special forces, comes The Finish, a gripping account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. With access to key sources, Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded. After masterminding the attacks of September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden managed to vanish. Over the next ten years, as Bowden shows, America found that its war with al Qaeda—a scattered group of individuals who were almost impossible to track—demanded an innovative approach. Step by step, Bowden describes the development of a new tactical strategy to fight this war—the fusion of intel from various agencies and on-the-ground special ops. After thousands of special forces missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the right weapon to go after bin Laden had finally evolved. By Spring 2011, intelligence pointed to a compound in Abbottabad; it was estimated that there was a 50/50 chance that Osama was there. Bowden shows how three strategies were mooted: a drone strike, a precision bombing, or an assault by Navy SEALs. In the end, the President had to make the final decision. It was time for the finish.
I think the first book that I got was Gordon Burn's biography of Peter Sutcliffe,
Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son. This, however, proved to be far too hard
a read for me and it was left undisturbed on my bookshelf for a number of years ...
Author: Mark Edgar
Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
DescriptionA Pillar of Impotence deals with many issues in mental health. Fundamentally it is a story of recovery, the damage done by misdiagnosis, and finding a simple, medication based solution after 10 years. A book crosses the spectrum of mood disorder and a falsely diagnosed Personality Disorder. It deals with inpatient care, suicide, day services, psychotherapy, and eventual abandonment by Statutory Services. But it is put into the context of the wider world and as such is a record of the whole of the 1990s through the eyes of one sufferer. Various diagnoses were given at various times including depression, chronic endogenous depression, psychotic depression, narcissistic personality disorder, borderline personality, and non specified mood disorder. About the AuthorMark Edgar was born in Surrey in 1969. Educated as a chorister at Kings College Cambridge and a music scholar at Lancing College, he returned to Cambridge in 1988 as a choral exhibitioner at Selwyn College where he read history. It was whilst at Cambridge, aged 20, that mental illness first struck. Despite the illness he managed to graduate with a 2.1 in 1991. Following many years of illness and living on benefits he managed to return to Cambridge for a third time in 1999 to undertake a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and was awarded Qualified Teacher Status in August 2000. Unable to find a teaching job he worked as a part time Learning Support Assistant at South Kent College on a specialist course aimed at getting people with long term mental health difficulties back into education. Following on from occasional work for Mind since 1995, in 2002 he almost fell into working in mental health full time, initially with Kent Social Services and then Rethink. A second stint with Social Services followed in 2005 before a move to the University of Hertfordshire in September 2007 as their very first Mental Wellbeing Advisor. Mark started writing in 1997. He won the Rethink Pringles award for art and poetry in 2002 with his poem The Archbishop's Palace. Work on A Pillar of Impotence began in 2002 and was completed in 2005. He also contributed a chapter to Voicing Psychotic Experience, a Reconsideration of Recovery and Diversity which was published in 2009. Although he rarely sings now he retains an interest in music. He has a passion for American Football having played in Cambridge and coached in Kent, and enjoys watching cricket and rugby. His other great passion in life is cooking foods from all round the world.
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), 358. 22. Edna Buchanan, Never Let Them See You Cry: More from Miami,
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Author: Christine Quigley
Throughout the centuries, different cultures have established a variety of procedures for handling and disposing of corpses. Often the methods are directly associated with the deceased’s position in life, such as a pharaoh’s mummification in Egypt or the cremation of a Buddhist. Treatment by the living of the dead over time and across cultures is the focus of study. Burial arrangements and preparations are detailed, including embalming, the funeral service, storage and transport of the body, and forms of burial. Autopsies and the investigative process of causes of deliberate death are fully covered. Preservation techniques such as cryonic suspension and mummification are discussed, as well as a look at the “recycling” of the corpse through organ donation, donation to medicine, animal scavengers, cannibalism, and, of course, natural decay and decomposition. Mistreatments of a corpse are also covered.
In the village, individuals are known as somebody's daughter, son, wife, husband
, brother, sister, uncle and aunt and by more complex patrilineal and matrilineal
relationships like Mama (maternal uncle), Periyappa (father's elder brother), ...
Author: Anderson H. M. Jeremiah
Publisher: A&C Black
This volume presents a detailed ethnographic study of rural Paraiyar communities in South India, focusing on their religions and cultural identity. Formerly known as Dalits, or Untouchables, these are a largely socially marginalised group living within a dynamic and complex social matrix dominated by the caste system and its social and religious implications in India. Through examining Paraiyar Christian communities, the author provides a comprehensive understanding of Paraiyar religious worldviews within the dominant Hindu religious worldview. In contrast to existing research, this volume places the Paraiyars within their wider social context, ascribed and achieved identity, religious symbolism and ritual and negotiation of social boundaries. In arguing that the Paraiyars help us to understand religion as 'lived', the author removes the concept 'religion' from the reified forms it so often obtains in textbooks. Instead, Jeremiah demonstrates that it is only in local and specific contexts, as opposed to essentialised notions, that 'religion' either makes any sense or that theories concerning it can be tested.
“You're somebody's son. We're all somebody's son, unless we're somebody's
daughter.” “Good, thank ... “No, worse, much worse. He is not only someone's son
, he is someone's husband ... stop ... don't say anything, Inspector.” Min raised his
Author: James Church
Publisher: Minotaur Books
In A Corpse in the Koryo, James Church introduced readers to one of the most unique detectives to appear on page in years--the elusive Inspector O. The stunning mystery was named one of the best mystery/thrillers of 2006 by the Chicago Tribune for its beautifully spare prose and layered descriptions of a terrain Church knows by heart. And now the Inspector is back. In Hidden Moon, Inspector O returns from a mission abroad to find his new police commander waiting at his office door. There has been a bank robbery--the first ever in Pyongyang--and the commander demands action, and quickly. But is this urgency for real? Somewhere, someone in the North Korean leadership doesn't want Inspector O to complete his investigation. And why not? What if the robbery leads to the highest levels of the regime? What if power, not a need for cash, is the real reason behind the heist at the Gold Star Bank? Given a choice, this isn't a trail a detective in the Pyongyang police would want to follow all the way to the end, even a trail marked with monogrammed silk stockings. "I'm not sure I know where the bank is," is O's laconic observation as the warning bells go off in his head. A Scottish policeman sent to provide security for a visiting British official, a sultry Kazakh bank manager, and a mournful fellow detective all combine to put O in the middle of a spiderweb of conspiracies that becomes more tangled, and dangerous, the more he pulls on the threads. Once again, as he did in A Corpse in the Koryo, James Church opens a window onto a society where nothing is quite as it seems. The story serves as the reader's flashlight, illuminating a place that outsiders imagine is always dark and too far away to know. Church's descriptions of the country and its people are spare and starkly beautiful; the dialogue is lean, every thought weighed and measured before it is spoken. Not a word is wasted, because in this place no one can afford to be misunderstood. Critical Acclaim for A Corpse in the Koryo "A Corpse in the Koryo is a crackling good mystery novel, filled with unusual characters involved in a complex plot that keeps you guessing to the end." --Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post "The best unclassified account of how North Korea works and why it has survived . . . This novel should be required bedtime reading for President Bush and his national security team." --Peter Hayes, executive director of the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development "A new offering that reminds you of why you started reading mysteries and thrillers in the first place." --Chicago Tribune "What's perhaps most remarkable---and appealing---about A Corpse in the Koryo is the tremendously clever complexity (and deceptions) of the plot. The reader is left to marvel at the author's ability to keep his readers on their intellectual toes for almost three hundred pages. We can only hope that Church has many more novels up his sleeve." --Tampa Tribune "An impressive debut that calls to mind such mystery thrillers as Martin Cruz Smith's Gorky Park." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "In Inspector O, the author has crafted a complex character with rough charm to spare, and in eternally static North Korea, he has a setting that will fascinate readers for sequels to come." --Time magazine (Asia edition)
For the first time since he was a small child, Sid noticed. He looked up at the
metal box and the small ... He was obviously somebody's son, probably
somebody's husband and maybe even somebody's father. He probably had
many friends and ...
Author: Keith Gray
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Sid, a businessman, husband and father of two, through a series of unexpected events fi nds himself stranded temporarily in an inner city. What he experiences that day and several days after opens his mind in a way that changes his life forever..
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Author: Alan Norrie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Crime, Reason and History provides an alternative approach to the study of the general principles of criminal law. It emphasises, in contrast to orthodox texts, the tensions and contradictions at the law's heart. The author outlines the themes of responsibility, rationality and justice which govern the orthodox criminal law text. He traces these to the early nineteenth century reform of the criminal law and notes conflicts within reform ideologies relating to the idea of the 'responsible individual'. He then takes the reader through the bulk of the criminal law's 'general part' showing how conflicts from reform ideology emerge within criminal law. An historical and political logic underlies its illogicalities, giving it its 'shape'. The author presents a sceptical critique of the liberal positivist tradition in criminal law scholarship, and a social analysis of both its practical necessity and intellectual impossibility. He shows how the ideology of individual legal justice was imposed as a means of excluding alternative political voices, while recognising its importance for the survival of the liberal polity.