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📒What I Ve Done ✍ Robert F. Baudendistel
✏What I ve Done Book Summary : "What I've Done" is a collection of experiences that the author has encountered in his part time employment. They involve coaching, constructing items for the landscape, a summer of educational experiences for the physically handicapped. The challenges of the written word plus the desire to impose our way of life.
📒I M Sorry For What I Ve Done ✍ M. Catherine Gruber
✏I m Sorry for What I ve Done Book Summary : This book examines 52 apologetic allocutions produced during federal sentencing hearings. The practice of inviting defendants to make a statement in their own behalf is a long-standing one and it is understood as offering defendants the opportunity to impress a judge or jury with their remorse, which could be a factor in the sentence that is imposed. Defendants raised the topics of the offense, mitigation, future behaviour and the sentence in different ways and this book explores the pros and cons associated with the different strategies that they used. Because there is no way of ascertaining exactly how effective (or ineffective) an individual allocution is, case law, sociolinguistic and historical resources, and judges' final remarks are used to develop hypotheses about defendants' communicative goals as well as what might constitute an ideal defendant stance from a judge's point of view. The corpus is unique because, unlike official transcripts, the transcripts used for this study include paralinguistic features such as hesitations, wavering voice, and crying-while-talking. Among its highlights, the book proposes that although a ritualized apology formula (e.g., "I'm sorry" or "I apologize") would appear to be a good fit for the context of allocution and even appears to be expected, the use of these formulas carries implications in this context that do not serve defendants' communicative goals. I argue that the application of Austin's (1962) performative-constative continuum reveals that offense-related utterances that fall closer to the constative end are more consistent with the discursive constraints on the speech event of allocution. Further, I propose that the ideologies associated with allocution, in particular the belief that allocution functions as a protection for defendants, obscures the ways in which the context constrains what defendants can say and how effectively they can say it.
📒What I Ve Done ✍ Melinda Leigh
✏What I ve Done Book Summary : Morgan Dane's new client has blood on her hands--and no recollection of what happened--as the #1 Amazon Charts bestselling series continues. Haley Powell wakes up covered in blood, with no memory of the night before. When she sees a man lying in the backyard, stabbed to death, she has only one terrified thought: What have I done? Agreeing to take the case as a favor to her PI friend Lincoln Sharp, Morgan must scale a mountain of damning circumstantial and forensic evidence to prove her client innocent. Haley couldn't appear more guilty: her bloodstained fingerprints are on the murder weapon, and she has no alibi. But Morgan can't shake the feeling that this shocked young woman has been framed. Someone out there is hell-bent on sabotaging her defense, targeting Morgan, her partner, and especially Haley. Someone who will stop at nothing--and whose next move will be deadly.
📒The Worst Thing I Ve Done ✍ Ursula Hegi
✏The Worst Thing I ve Done Book Summary : Friends since childhood, Annie, Jake and Mason had a special bond that transcended all other relationships. When Annie's parents die on her and Mason's wedding night, the three friends decide to raise Annie's infant sister, Opal, together. Entangled relationships ensue between them and Annie struggles to be both a sister and a mother to Opal. And then, on one fateful night, the friends step over a line that has shocking, unforeseen consequences. Beautifully written and brilliantly vivid, this truth-telling and engaging novel of friendship, love and death and -- ultimately -- of resilience and understanding, will resonate long after each character tells their story.
📒All These Things I Ve Done ✍ Gabrielle Zevin
✏All These Things I ve Done Book Summary : Sixteen year-old Anya's parents have been murdered because her father was the head of a notorious underworld gang. Now she is determined to keep herself and her siblings away from that world. But her father’s relatives aren't so keen to let them go. When Anya’s violent ex-boyfriend is poisoned with contaminated chocolate - chocolate that is produced illegally by Anya’s criminal family - she is arrested for attempted murder. Disconcertingly, it is the new D.A. in town who releases her from jail, but her freedom comes with conditions. The D.A. is the father of Win, a boy at school to whom Anya feels irresistibly drawn. Win’s father won’t risk having his political ambitions jeopardised by his son seeing a member of a crime family. She is to stay away with him. Anya knows she risks her freedom and the safety of her brother and sister by seeing Win again. Neither the D.A. nor the underworld will allow it. But the feeling between them is so strong that she may be unable to resist him . . .
✏The Golden Eagle and the Fiddle of Doom 3 Schooldolas Grave Book Summary : Ten thousand years have past since Schooldola had been left in a coffin. Will he get out of the coffin and save the day? Thousand Boil has got old and weak will he get back his youth before time runs out. Will captain John Coiners and the crew of the Red Dragon have to fight. Find out in The Golden Eagle and the Fiddle of Doom 3 Schooldolas grave.
📒Cutting Teeth ✍ K.J. Stevens
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✏I Think I ve Done Pretty Good Ruby Mae Etherton Owens Her Life Her Family Book Summary : In "I Think I've Done Pretty Good!" I trace ninety-seven years of my mother's remarkable life, 1915 to 2012. Ruby Mae (Etherton) Owens grew up on a modest, by today's standards poor, Southern Illinois farm. She really did walk a mile to school, a one-room school, occasionally riding a mule. My mother boarded out and worked her way through high school and college. She taught in rural one-room schools, married, transitioned from rural to urban life, worked in the Willow Run Bomber Plant during World War II, gave birth to three children, taught in and retired from suburban schools. Her life is clearly a story of success. She is certainly proud of the way she lived her life. In later life, she often declared, with great satisfaction, "I Think I've Done Pretty Good!" I am confident the readers of this sketch will have a better awareness of what life was like in Ruby's time and will agree she "did pretty good!"
📒Not Til I Have Done ✍ Elizabeth Rice Achtemeier
✏Not Til I Have Done Book Summary : In this memoir, Elizabeth Achtemeier writes an account of her faith and the guiding of God in her life as a teacher, preacher, and writer. She believes that God has played and continues to play a guiding role in everything she does. Achtemeier speaks out on such topics as marriage and children; seminary teaching and Christian education; feminism, sex, and the church; and Christian discipline and the Word of God. Throughout, she acknowledges God's presence and working in her life.
📒 I Have Done My Duty ✍ Florence Nightingale
✏ I Have Done My Duty Book Summary :