The Run Of His Life
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📒The Run Of His Life ✍ Jeffrey Toobin
✏The Run of His Life Book Summary : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The inspiration for American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson on FX, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Travolta, David Schwimmer, and Connie Britton The definitive account of the O. J. Simpson trial, The Run of His Life is a prodigious feat of reporting that could have been written only by the foremost legal journalist of our time. First published less than a year after the infamous verdict, Jeffrey Toobin’s nonfiction masterpiece tells the whole story, from the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman to the ruthless gamesmanship behind the scenes of “the trial of the century.” Rich in character, as propulsive as a legal thriller, this enduring narrative continues to shock and fascinate with its candid depiction of the human drama that upended American life. Praise for The Run of His Life “This is the book to read.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “This book stands out as a gripping and colorful account of the crime and trial that captured the world’s attention.”—Boston Sunday Globe “A real page-turner . . . strips away the months of circuslike televised proceedings and the sordid tell-all books and lays out a simple, but devastating, synopsis of the case.”—Entertainment Weekly “A well-written, profoundly rational analysis of the trial and, more specifically, the lawyers who conducted it.”—USA Today “Engrossing . . . Toobin’s insight into the motives and mind-set of key players sets this Simpson book apart from the pack.”—People (one of the top ten books of the year) From the Hardcover edition.
📒Spirit On The Run ✍ Dj Vanas
✏Spirit on the Run Book Summary : With the death of his infant son, his wife disappearing at night, and a career in collapse, Derek is stuck in a pit he can't escape. Out of desperation, he begins running and triggers a series of bizarre events and opens a portal to a presence that has him questioning his sanity. This specter could be the very thing Derek needs to rebuild a shattered life...or it may reveal his ultimate destruction.
📒Do Not Fear ✍ Janet E. Hoover
✏Do Not Fear Book Summary : Fear works its way into our lives on a daily basis, but it does not define us. God's loving power undergirds us, even when we are blinded by our worries. The experiences of the men and women whose stories are included in this book offer encouragement for our anxious times, reminding readers that God works in the darkest moments to bring about healing and wholeness.
📒Cleo ✍ Doyle Johnson
✏Cleo Book Summary : After a homeless man witnesses a double homicide, he begins a run for his life with two valises that hold the secret to the murder. Cleo Hertzwitz has hit rock bottom. His worldly possessions consist of a pair of jeans, a sweatshirt, a knife, and an old overcoat. Through no fault of his own, the former white-collar executive and family man is penniless, desperate, and clinging to the hope that one day he will find his way back home. After Cleo inadvertently witnesses a murder in a dark alley, he crawls from hiding and grabs two valises left next to the bodies of the dead men. Now on the run for his life, Cleo hops on a boxcar to escape, not realizing that someone witnessed him running from the murder scene. Now, the police have added Cleo to their list of suspects. Meanwhile, Cleo finds a job, a place to stay, and a new lifeall while keeping the valises a secret from everyone. Caught between two worlds and sought by both police and gangsters, Cleo is about to discover that he unwittingly holds the key to solving a double murder. In this chilling thriller, a homeless man must rely on the kindness of strangers and his gut instincts to outsmart those determined to stand in the way of his return to a peaceful existence.
📒A Big Elephant Has Been Killed ✍ Yaw Agyeman
✏A Big Elephant Has Been Killed Book Summary : A Big Elephant Has Been Killed is a deeply moving and gripping narrative that interweaves stories of ordinary friendships and love's lost promises with a discussion of society and politics in contemporary Ghana. Although Ghana provides the setting, the novel foregrounds a range of issues relevant to Africa and the black Diaspora as a whole. Badly disillusioned from their years of youthful idealism, a group of friends clings with fleeting solace to their vision for their country through their discussions on poverty, pan-Africanism, underdevelopment, religious identity, social revolution and Africa's relationship with the West. But the challenges of their daily existence compel them to question the ethics and relevance of their idealism, and eventually lead to the desperate decision to steal from the "Big Elephant" in the penultimate gamble to empower themselves as agents of social transformation.
📒On The Run 5 Public Enemies ✍ Gordon Korman
✏On the Run 5 Public Enemies Book Summary : The Falconer siblings come one step closer to freeing their parents from jail in this fifth installment of the thrilling Gordon Korman series. Aiden and Meg Falconer have been crossing the country as fugitives in order to prove their parents didn't commit a crime. They've been chased from state to state by the FBI . . . and by a killer they know only as Hairless Joe. Now Hairless Joe is getting closer than ever -- and the Falconers are getting even closer than that to the truth.
📒The Wrath Of Azrael ✍ Richard Frady
✏The Wrath of Azrael Book Summary : While on vacation to Florida's Gulf Coast, young lovers, Ryan Branan and Joy Robertson, witness a gruesome murder. They are unable to identify the killers, but did the killers identify them? Oblivious to the killers' schemes, Ryan and Joy return home, continue their education, get married and Ryan is shipped off to Vietnam. In a tragic twist of fate, on the same day Ryan is captured and incarcerated as a prisoner of war, his beloved Joy is brutally murdered. Years will pass before Ryan learns the truth about his wife's death, after surviving torture and deprivation at the hands of a foreign enemy and orchestrating a heroic escape. It will be the trials and revelations that await him on the home front that mold Ryan into a man bent on gaining justice for the woman he loved, and impassioned to extract that justice, even if it means doing it himself. The Wrath of Azrael is a fast-paced and heart-wrenching epic about love, honor, loyalty, and the depths and stamina of the human spirit.
📒Life Of Gaius ✍ Sean Biggs
✏Life of Gaius Book Summary : (US) A short story about Gaius; a hunter during the Roman era, where Rome's war with surrounding countries is as common as bread, and he must find a way to provide for his new family. He embarks on an adventure in the beginning of spring that will change his life forever...
📒The Suspense Thriller ✍ Charles Derry
✏The Suspense Thriller Book Summary : This book is a comprehensive study of one of the most popular genres in the cinema. From a perspective sympathetic to popular culture, this study analyzes a large number of primarily American and European films by a variety of distinguished directors, including Alfred Hitchcock, Claude Chabrol, John Frankenheimer, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Costa-Gavras. Indispensable to anyone interested in understanding how suspense thrillers work and what they mean, this book provides insightful analysis of hundreds of memorable films, while at the same time working as a virtual how-to manual for anyone trying to write a Hitchcock-like thriller. The first section of the book is primarily theoretical. It offers a bibliographical survey and then explains why we so profoundly enjoy these suspenseful films of murder and intrigue. A chapter on “Thrills: or, How Objects and Empty Spaces Compete to Threaten Us” explores the psychological concept of the thrill and relates it to the psyche of the spectator. To what extent does the suspense thriller represent a symbolic and vicarious experience of danger? A chapter on “Suspense That Makes the Spectator Take a Breath” explores the crucial narrative concept of suspense and relates it to the psychological mechanisms of anxiety incited in the spectator. Why do we like to be scared? A final theoretical chapter offers a dynamic definition of the suspense thriller derived in part from Edgar Allan Poe and based primarily on content analysis. The second section of the book is more of an historical survey and devotes one chapter to each of the suspense thriller’s primary sub-genres. These chapters provide close readings of more than 150 major films and detailed analysis of the suspense thriller’s conventions, themes, and recurrent iconography. Sub-genres include The Postman Always Rings Twice, Body Heat, The Manchurian Candidate, The China Syndrome, Missing, The Passenger, Spellbound, Obsession, Marathon Man and Blue Velvet. A final chapter explores areas for further research and offers concluding insights.
📒Real Life Miracles ✍ Adam Houge
✏Real Life Miracles Book Summary : God’s hand is always working among us to save us, encourage us, and increase our faith. His miracles are evident around us, and the more we meditate on them the more we are encouraged by them. In this book you’ll experience the faith lifting boost that God’s real life miracles bring.