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As one of America's preeminent comedic voices, George Carlin saw it all throughout his extraordinary 50-year career and made fun of most of it. Last Words is the story of the man behind some of the most seminal comedy of the last half century, blending his signature acer-bic humor with never-before-told stories from his own life.
"Outstanding insight... Well read"
Lucy spends her days making flamboyant clothes, which express all the passion and flair that she cannot, and at night sits alone, fretting over her struggling business. Then a beguiling fortune-teller informs her that her future is far from rosy - in fact, she doesn't have one! Naturally she doesn't believe him, but when his other prophecies come scarily true, she starts to wonder if he could be right. His prediction pushes Lucy to finally throw caution to the wind.
"Great light hearted entertaining story"
Willa is freaking out. It seems like she's seeing things. Like a dead body in her swimming pool. Frantic messages on her walls. A reflection that is not her own. It's almost as if someone - or something - is trying to send her a message. Meanwhile, a killer is stalking Los Angeles - a killer who reenacts famous movie murder scenes. Could Willa's strange visions have to do with these unsolved murders? Or is she going crazy? And who can she confide in?
Pirates plundered other ships on the high seas while on the brig Crawford a cunning act of piracy was perpetrated by a veteran pirate leader. He slit his own throat to escape justice while three Spaniards he recruited stood trial with the esteemed Chief Justice John Marshall presiding over the federal court in Richmond, Virginia, in 1827, a rare trial. Follow the action in a blow-by blow description of the murder and mayhem right into the courtroom.
Comic book superheroines bend steel, travel across time and space, and wield awesome forces. These mighty females do everything that male superheroes do. But they have to work their wonders in skirts and high heels. The Supergirls asks whether their world of fantasy is that different from our own. Are the stories of Wonder Woman’s search for an identity, Batwoman and Power Girl’s battle for equality, and Manhunter’s juggling of a crime fighting career and motherhood also an alternative saga of modern American women?
"Love For the Heroines!"
Police Chief Brill Jessup is being stalked by an ex-con she helped convict 15 years earlier for second degree murder. Since being released from prison, he's attacked four people. Two are dead, including her former partner and one of her detectives. Law enforcement agencies in the region have joined forces to find him before he can make good on his courtroom threat to get even with everyone involved.
"Should have been a novella"
Opening in the settlement of Long Grass, Texas - not quite in Kansas, and nearly New Mexico - we encounter the taciturn Wyatt, whiling away his time in between bottles, and the dentist-turned-gunslinger Doc, more adept at poker than extracting teeth. Now hailed as heroes for their days of subduing drunks in Abilene and Dodge - more often with a mean look than a pistol - Wyatt and Doc are living out the last days of a way of life that is passing into history, two men never more aware of the growing distance between their lives and their legends.
From the author of the best-selling Forgotten Voices of the Great War comes a final look at the last 21 living British veterans of the First World War. These interviews, conducted in 2004, will never be repeated, as the youngest was 106 years old, and most are now gone. These first-person accounts follow the young soldiers from their homes throughout Britain to the raging battles while in the service of the Royal Field Artillery, Black Watch, Royal Navy, and others.
It's August and the Edinburgh International Book Festival is in full swing. The world of books is focused on Charlotte Square Gardens, so it's a considerable embarrassment when a successful crime writer, and key member of the Scottish Parliament, is found dead in the author tent. But is it natural causes? DCC Bob Skinner, on the edge of a career-defining moment, doesn't need this in his life.
"Colourless and limited"
Bob Dillon is a down-on-his-luck exterminator from Queens who just wants to make a killing with his radical new environmentally-friendly pest elimination technique, involving his hybrid assassin bugs (a very real group of insects). But when Bob decides to advertise, his flyer falls into the hands of a European murder-for-hire broker who mistakes Bob for a professional assassin.
"Super! Difficult to put down"
The year is A.D. 95, and John, the one whom Jesus called "beloved", is the last of the 12 apostles still alive. Now nearing 90, John is still committed to spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. When a renegade begins misleading the masses with dangerous, heretical teachings, John is called by God to write a gospel to show that Jesus was, in fact, the Son of God.
"Good listen but lacking"
Within months of having taken control of the family detective business, Izzy Spellman is accused of embezzling from a former client, the ridiculously wealthy Mr. Slayter, who happens to have Alzheimer's, which Izzy and he are diligently trying to keep under wraps. Not only is Slayter's business and reputation on the line, but if Izzy gets indicted for embezzlement, she'll lose everything - her business, her license, and her family's livelihood. Is this the end of Izzy Spellman, PI?
"3rd Favorite Series"
After the fall of France in May 1940, the British Expeditionary Force was miraculously evacuated from Dunkirk. Britain now stood alone to face Hitler’s inevitable invasion attempt. For the German Army to be landed across the Channel, Hitler needed mastery of the skies – the RAF would have to be broken – so every day, throughout the summer, German bombers pounded the RAF air bases in the southern counties.
From award-winning author Tom Piccirilli comes a wholly original crime novel introducing the Rands, a vipers' nest of crooks and cons, one generation stealing from the next. Upon the razor-thin edge between love and violence lives a pair of brothers, their bonds frayed by betrayals and guilt, their loyalty to each other their last salvation. Raised to pick a pocket before he could walk, Terry Rand cut free from his family after his older brother, Collie, went on a senseless killing spree that left eight dead.
"The Last Kind Words"
James Burke takes an encyclopedic look at wordsmiths, dirty old men, rock hounds, ETs, and the visitor's London in this month's "Connections" column, visiting along the way Samuel Johnson, Adam Smith, Charles Darwin, Denis Diderot, Voltaire, and Jane Austen.
Much has been written on the last words of Jesus, the traditional phrases taken from Scripture that depict the final moments of Jesus's life as he dies on the cross. In this new take on the last words, author Dan Horan brings a fresh perspective to this time-honored meditation as he challenges readers to look at their lives through the lens of Jesus s suffering and death. Yet interlaced with suffering, the focus throughout is on the immense love of God for human beings, shown in the gift of Jesus, God made flesh.
Craig Dunford missed his friend’s funeral and promised himself he’d be more faithful in checking the obituary page every day. Little did he know that reading about the dead would give him the tools to really begin living. It all started when he came across a first-person obituary, written by a 30-year-old wife, mother, and friend who felt she was taken too soon. It was brimming with humor, pathos, and well, Life. He decided he would try to write what was important to him, and found himself having to live up to it!
We see Evil every day. All we need to do is turn on the television or radio, open a newspaper, or surf the web and we see Evil touching lives in the forms of murder, assault, rape, wife beating, baby killing, war, or human trafficking.
Gennem de sidste godt og vel 70 år har det vist sig sandt i forfatteren Peter Dürrfelds liv. I Hjertet har altid det sidste ord fortæller han derfor om sit livs døde – alle de mennesker, hvis død for ham rummede et fravær, fordi de med deres liv havde fyldt ham med nærvær. Det begynder med Kaj Munk, som red ranke med den etårige Peter, og fortsætter med en lang række mennesker, som tilsammen bliver et smukt galleri befolket med levet liv.
If you could attend your own funeral and listen to what is said about you, what would you hear? Are the memories you're leaving reflective of the legacy you're building? What is your exit strategy? In When I Die: On Being, Living, and Having the Last Word, author Camille Rodriquez challenges you to look at life with the end in mind. She encourages you to live without regret, to look at the relationships you have and see what they say about who you are and what you are called to be.