Stand Tall

Author: Dewey Bozella
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062208170
Size: 17.95 MB
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In this inspiring memoir, Dewey Bozella recounts his life and the twenty-six years he spent behind bars for a murder he did not commit—a stirring tale of courage, strength, faith, and perseverance. In the late 1970s, Dewey Bozella was wrongfully accused of murdering Emma Crapser, a ninety-two-year-old resident of Poughkeepsie, New York. Sentenced to twenty years to life in prison, Bozella fiercely maintained his innocence throughout his ordeal at Sing Sing, and even refused the prosecutor’s offer of instant freedom in exchange for admission of guilt. But in 2009, more than a quarter century later, Dewey Bozella would reclaim his identity and his humanity when his conviction was vacated. In this powerful memoir, Bozella tells his harrowing and amazing story—interweaving his time in prison with stories of a childhood marked by violence and pain. He shares the joys of marrying the love of his life from behind bars, becoming a champion boxer, and earning his education; the agony of being denied parole four times, and living in a cellblock with his brother’s murderer and, eventually, the killer whose thumbprint was found in Emma Crapser’s apartment. Yet the fighter in Bozella never gave up. He would become a free man thanks to his undying faith, stalwart persistence, the aid of the Innocence Project, and Wilmer Hale, the Park Avenue law firm whose young pro bono attorney doggedly worked toward his release when all hope seemed lost. Today, Bozella considers himself blessed. Stand Tall is a testament to optimism and love. It is the compelling story of a man who fought against inequity and hardship and, against all odds, came out on top.

Dirty Deeds

Author: Mark Evans
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781743310847
Size: 19.39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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An honest, revealing and sometimes laugh-out-loud memoir of one of Oz music's noisiest quiet achievers - Mark Evans, the original bass player from AC/DC. A must for any AC/DC fan.

Smokey

Author: Smokey Robinson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 0070532095
Size: 16.51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Traces the fabled career of the legendary singer over a thirty-year period, from his beginnings with the Miracles and his songwriting and production work as well as his often difficult personal life

My Life Inside Out

Author: Angelo R. Avila, Jr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781479755264
Size: 14.60 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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My unstructured upbringing, and cares to the wind attitude, led to my frequent incarceration, from childhood to adulthood, it’s a disturbing story, which is primarily aimed at the adult reading audience, who enjoy reading about reality situations and crime. I have always been a reader, and to a large extent, that helped me become a self taught person. Born on the banks of the Colorado River in Arizona, and raised up in the Marcos De Niza barrio projects in South Phoenix, I experienced the injustices of the cotton fields, Maricopa County Juvenile Detention Home, and Arizona State Industrial School at Fort Grant, Arizona. I wandered the desperate streets of Los Angeles, and the forlorn railroad tracks, alone, like a lost person without a purpose in life. I was locked up in the jails of Phoenix, and Los Angeles, before winding up in the California State penitentiary system. Upon my release, I struggled to stay out of the pen, and took the jobs that society at large would never want to take. Through numerous personal tragedies, incarcerations, and unfortunate circumstances, I lost control of my life. No one was ever able to change my destructive behavior. The changes when they occurred came from within me, when I could no longer cope, with the situations I had cast my self into. Looking back, I can now see what I couldn’t see, during those hopeless time periods. I was very fortunate, to finally be able to leave that life behind me, through relationships that believed in me, and successfully worked, and built myself a civil service work career, from which I retired. I now spend my days enjoying life’s simple pleasures, after all my previous tragic missteps. My objective in life now, is to become an accomplished writer.

A Life Outdoors

Author: Robert D. Sopuck
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 9781460245279
Size: 11.22 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The 21st Century is a time of profound and wrenching change. The phrase "stop the world, I want to get off" never seemed more appropriate. Robert Sopuck caught his first fish at age 4 in the presence of his father. That fish set off a lifetime of exploration of the natural world. He and his bride, the inestimable Caroline, live on 480 acres of wild land south of Manitoba's Riding Mountain National Park. This book is about their way of life as modern country people who have developed a profound relationship with the land, wildlife, and the ecosystem that supports them. This book describes a way of living with Nature via detailed, funny, informative, and sometimes poignant essays. The first essay, "It All Started with This Fish," describes the beginning of this journey while the second last, "Hunting with Dad" describes his emotions while speaking at his father's funeral about their shared outdoor experiences that made him who he is. In between there are hunting stories, "how to" essays on wild food preparation, and descriptions of unique wildlife experiences. "A Life Outdoors" will show the reader that there is a way of life "out there" that is authentic, joyous, and profound.

Inside The Kingdom

Author: Carmen Bin Ladin
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780446506199
Size: 14.19 MB
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Osama bin Laden's former sister-in-law provides a penetrating, unusually intimate look into Saudi society and the bin Laden family's role within it, as well as the treatment of Saudi women. On September 11th, 2001, Carmen bin Ladin heard the news that the Twin Towers had been struck. She instinctively knew that her ex-brother-in-law was involved in these horrifying acts of terrorism, and her heart went out to America. She also knew that her life and the lives of her family would never be the same again. Carmen bin Ladin, half Swiss and half Persian, married into and later divorced from the bin Laden family and found herself inside a complex and vast clan, part of a society that she neither knew nor understood. Her story takes us inside the bin Laden family and one of the most powerful, secretive, and repressed kingdoms in the world.

My Life In Doha

Author: Rachel Hajar
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 9781618972248
Size: 10.28 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A Catholic Pilipino woman marries an Islamic Arab. She then must wear a hijab and learn the intricacies of Muslim pray and culture.