Testimony

Testimony

Testimony

At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices -- those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal -- that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment. Writing with a pace and intensity surpassing even her own greatest work, Anita Shreve delivers in Testimony a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller. No one more compellingly explores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, the needs and fears that drive ordinary men and women into intolerable dilemmas, and the ways in which our best intentions can lead to our worst transgressions.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Anita Shreve
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2008-10-21
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780316040174


Testimony

Testimony

On the fortieth anniversary of The Band’s legendary The Last Waltz concert, Robbie Robertson finally tells his own spellbinding story of the band that changed music history, his extraordinary personal journey, and his creative friendships with some of the greatest artists of the last half-century. Robbie Robertson’s singular contributions to popular music have made him one of the most beloved songwriters and guitarists of his time. With songs like “The Weight,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” and “Up on Cripple Creek,” he and his partners in The Band fashioned music that has endured for decades, influencing countless musicians. In this captivating memoir, written over five years of reflection, Robbie Robertson employs his unique storyteller’s voice to weave together the journey that led him to some of the most pivotal events in music history. He recounts the adventures of his half-Jewish, half-Mohawk upbringing on the Six Nations Indian Reserve and on the gritty streets of Toronto; his odyssey at sixteen to the Mississippi Delta, the fountainhead of American music; the wild, early years on the road with rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks; his unexpected ties to the Cosa Nostra underworld; the gripping trial-by-fire “going electric” with Bob Dylan on his 1966 world tour, and their ensuing celebrated collaborations; the formation of The Band and the forging of their unique sound, culminating with history’s most famous farewell concert, brought to life for all time in Martin Scorsese’s great movie The Last Waltz. This is the story of a time and place—the moment when rock ʼnʼ roll became life, when legends like Buddy Holly and Bo Diddley crisscrossed the circuit of clubs and roadhouses from Texas to Toronto, when The Beatles, Hendrix, The Stones, and Warhol moved through the same streets and hotel rooms. It’s the story of exciting change as the world tumbled through the ʼ60s and early ʼ70s, and a generation came of age, built on music, love, and freedom. Above all, it’s the moving story of the profound friendship among five young men who together created a new kind of popular music. Testimony is Robbie Robertson’s story, lyrical and true, as only he could tell it.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Robbie Robertson
Publisher : Knopf Canada
Release : 2016-11-15
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780307401410


The Cardinal S Sins The General S Cross The Martyr S Testimony And Other Affirmations

The Cardinal S Sins The General S Cross The Martyr S Testimony And Other Affirmations

This volume collects forty essays, articles, reviews, and columns that were originally published in the Philippines Free Press, Asia-Philippines Leader, National Midweek, Philippine Graphic, and other journals.Jaime Cardinal Sin's campaigns for constitutional democracy and good government; Emilio Aguinaldo's struggle with history; Ninoy Aquino's trial and testament on freedom, Christian socialism and love of country - allusions to these accounts give rise to the title, which suggests the wide range and abundant variety of subjects, topics or themes contained in this book; and all the things you could pick up from reading this compilation: varied kinds of knowledge, ideas, information, argument, commentary, illumination, gratification, aggravation, nostalgia, humor and deja vu.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Gregorio C. Brillantes
Publisher : Ateneo University Press
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 323 Pages
ISBN : 9715504744


Testimony

Testimony

Scott Turow, #1 New York Times bestselling author and "one of the major writers in America" (NPR), returns with a page-turning legal thriller about an American prosecutor's investigation of a refugee camp's mystifying disappearance. At the age of fifty, former prosecutor Bill ten Boom has walked out on everything he thought was important to him: his law career, his wife, Kindle County, even his country. Still, when he is tapped by the International Criminal Court--an organization charged with prosecuting crimes against humanity--he feels drawn to what will become the most elusive case of his career. Over ten years ago, in the apocalyptic chaos following the Bosnian war, an entire Roma refugee camp vanished. Now for the first time, a witness has stepped forward: Ferko Rincic claims that armed men marched the camp's Gypsy residents to a cave in the middle of the night--and then with a hand grenade set off an avalanche, burying 400 people alive. Only Ferko survived. Boom's task is to examine Ferko's claims and determinine who might have massacred the Roma. His investigation takes him from the International Criminal Court's base in Holland to the cities and villages of Bosnia and secret meetings in Washington, DC, as Boom sorts through a host of suspects, ranging from Serb paramilitaries, to organized crime gangs, to the US government itself, while also maneuvering among the alliances and treacheries of those connected to the case: Layton Merriwell, a disgraced US major general desperate to salvage his reputation; Sergeant Major Atilla Doby,a vital cog in American military operations near the camp at the time of the Roma's disappearance; Laza Kajevic, the brutal former leader of the Bosnian Serbs; Esma Czarni, Ferko's alluring barrister; and of course, Ferko himself, on whose testimony the entire case rests-and who may know more than he's telling. A master of the legal thriller, Scott Turow has returned with his most irresistibly confounding and satisfying novel yet.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Scott Turow
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release : 2017-05-16
Total Pages : 496 Pages
ISBN : 9781455553525


Unravelling The Franklin Mystery

Unravelling The Franklin Mystery

David Woodman's reconstruction of the mysterious events surrounding the disappearance of two British exploration vessels in 1845, under the command of Sir John Franklin, challenges standard interpretations and promises to replace them. Among the many who have tried to discover the truth behind the Franklin disaster, Woodman recognizes the profound importance of the Inuit testimony and analyzes it in depth. He concludes from his investigations that the Inuit probably did visit Franklin's ships while the crew was still on board and that there were some Inuit who actually saw the sinking of one of the ships. He maintains that fewer than ten bodies were found at Starvation Cove and that the last survivors left the cove in 1851, three years after the standard account assumes them to be dead. Woodman also disputes the conclusion of Owen Beattie and John Geiger's book Frozen in Time that lead-poisoning was a major contributing cause of the disaster.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : David C. Woodman
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release : 1992-06
Total Pages : 390 Pages
ISBN : 0773509364


Testimony Of Light

Testimony Of Light

An account based on the author's experiences of communicating with her deceased best friend describes how her friend began contacting her telepathically three weeks after passing away, in an account that offers insight into the peaceful and transitional nature of life after physical death. Original.

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Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Author : Helen Greaves
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009-06-25
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 1585427047


Media Witnessing

Media Witnessing

From the Holocaust to 9/11, modern communications systems have incessantly exposed us to reports of distant and horrifying events, experienced by strangers, and brought to us through media technologies. In this book leading scholars explore key questions concerning the truth status and broader implications of 'media witnessing'.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : P. Frosh
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Release : 2009-01-01
Total Pages : 231 Pages
ISBN : 1349362360


Testimony

Testimony

They express a sense of commitment to relate the factual events of the Holocaust period to the present generation of readers.

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Genre : History
Author : David Rosenberg
Publisher : Crown
Release : 1989
Total Pages : 511 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015015477600


Let Me Speak

Let Me Speak

First published in English in 1978, this classic book contains the testimony of Domitila Barrios de Chungara, the wife of a Bolivian tin miner. Blending firsthand accounts with astute political analysis, Domitila describes the hardships endured by Bolivia's vast working class and her own efforts at organizing women in the mining community. The result is a gripping narrative of class struggle and repression, an important social document that illuminates the reality of capitalist exploitation in 1970s Bolivia. Domitila Barrios de Chungara was born in 1937 in the Siglo XX mining town in Bolivia. She became politically active in the 1960s and, in 1975, participated in the UN International Women's Year Tribunal in Mexico. In 2005 she was nominated alongside 999 other "Peace Women" for a collective Nobel Peace Prize.

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Genre : History
Author : Domitila B. De Chungara
Publisher : Monthly Review Press
Release : 1978-01-01
Total Pages : 236 Pages
ISBN : 085345485X


A Guide To Rehabilitation Testimony

A Guide To Rehabilitation Testimony

Anyone working in the rehabilitation arena these days is fully aware of the potential for litigation. Whether you are a counselor, life care planner, case manager, researcher, nurse, or technical expert, the chances of being called to give a deposition or make a courtroom appearance increase daily. Today, the role of the rehabilitation professional is not getting any easier. With litigation more than a possibility in any disability or catastrophic illness case, rehabilitation experts, both plaintiff and defense, need to present themselves in the very best light possible. Guide to Rehabilitation Testimony: The Expert's Role as an Educator offers something for everyone, novice and expert alike. Here are 10 comprehensive chapters of courtroom-tested procedures that work. Also provided are 11 valuable appendices. In over 23 years of working as a rehabilitation professional, Dr. Deutsch has spent thousands of hours giving testimony. Here are tried and proven methods of handling yourself and your material in a legal setting.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Deutsch
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 1990-01-01
Total Pages : 512 Pages
ISBN : 1878205021