Death on a Branch Line

When I'd finished, I stood waiting for her to say, 'Well, it's all too daft for words.' Instead there came through the open window a beating of air.

Author: Andrew Martin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571252206

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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It is the summer of 1911 and as Britain is gripped by paranoia about German spies and secret preparations for war, railway detective Jim Stringer decides to set out for a much-needed holiday. But before he can leave he finds himself escorting a young aristocrat, Hugh Lambert, who is on his way to be executed for the murder of his father. When Hugh warns that a second murder is imminent in his isolated village, Jim sees a chance to kill two birds with one stone. And so, as he visits the village with his wife Lydia on the pretext of holidaying, Jim finds he has one weekend in which to stop another murder and unravel a conspiracy of international dimensions . . . 'Enough historical details and rural oddbods for a BBC serial, a baffling plot and - most importantly - good writing.' Scotland on Sunday 'Fascinating . . . Altogether an entertaining read.' 'An eccentric and engaging novel.' Sunday Times 'The period detail is wonderful . . . The story builds up a good head of steam early on and rattles along nicely to a satisfying conclusion.' Guardian

Inside the Bataan Death March

Once, while standing in line for their morning rice, two POWs saw three officers tied to fenceposts, bleeding profusely from severe beatings.

Author: Kevin C. Murphy

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786496815

Category: History

Page: 328

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For two weeks during the spring of 1942, the Bataan Death March--one of the most widely condemned atrocities of World War II--unfolded. the prevailing interpretation of this event is simple: American prisoners of war suffered cruel treatment at the hands of their Japanese captors while Filipinos, sympathetic to the Americans, looked on. Most survivors wrote their accounts of the March decades after the war and a number of factors distorted their stories. the crucial aspect of memory is central to this study--how it is constructed, by whom and for what purpose. This book questions the prevailing interpretation, reconsiders the actions of all three groups in their cultural contexts and reveals a far greater complexity: violence on the March was largely the result of a clash of cultures--undisciplined, individualistic Americans encountered Japanese who valued order and form, while Filipinos were active, even ambitious participants in the drama.

Brooklyn is Not Expanding

Annie says, "All the books on death and dying are yours and all the poetry ... who suffered from narcolepsy and died while standing on line to get his free ...

Author: Annette Wernblad

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838634486

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

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Brooklyn Is Not Expanding is an examination of Woody Allen's comic universe: his stand-up routines, plays, and essays, as well as his films. Focusing on the comic persona that Allen invented in the late 1960s, Annette Wernblad analyzes his works chronologically, tracing the roots of the Allen persona in the Jewish literary tradition of Sholom Aleichem, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Philip Roth, and in the American comic tradition of Lenny Bruce, Charles Chaplin, and Groucho Marx. This work follows the considerable development in Woody Allen's films over a twenty-year period from Take the Money and Run! (1969) to Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989). It contains detailed textual readings of Allen's mature and memorable films and discusses his idiosyncratic use of the cinematic medium. In addition, Ms. Wernblad offers contextual analyses, relating Allen's works to various tendencies in contemporary culture, such as the Hollywood genre film, the culture of narcissism, the "Superman Syndrome," the moral implications of the McCarthy era, and "the culture of celebrity." Brooklyn Is Not Expanding examines the role that Allen played from the very beginning of his career in the general upheaval which occurred in American film and literature in the 1960s and 1970s. It shows how his debut as a film director, like much of his later work, reflects the undermining of the classic film genres so typical of that period. Likewise, many of his films flirt with the often elusive line between fantasy and reality. Allen's portrayals of the constricting role that men are supposed to play in the modern world (what one might call the "Superman Syndrome") are equally revolutionizing and ahead of their time. In addition, Brooklyn Is Not Expanding examines the male/female relationships that are central elements in most of Allen's films, and shows how his characters fit into Lasch's culture of narcissism. In examining Allen's vast production, Ms. Wernblad focuses on the philosophical concerns that permeate his works. Influenced by the moral implications of the McCarthy era, the persona in Allen's mature works becomes increasingly obsessed with death, decay, and the dissolution of the universe. As a reflection of the moral speculations of the persona, Allen's films become concerned with a traditional dichotomy in Yiddish literature: the heart versus the brain, i.e., the emotional versus the intellectual. The book examines these aspects as well as the implications of Allen's exhilarating juxtaposition of European high culture and American popular culture. Allen's films of the early 1980s show an interest in "the culture of celebrity," whereas his films in the period from 1986 to 1990, Annette Wernblad argues, show a partial reconciliation with the concerns, preoccupations, and obsessions that have haunted the persona and permeated Allen's entire production. Brooklyn Is Not Expanding is the most comprehensive analysis of Woody Allen's works to date.

From Death Unto Life

One day, I decided to go to the movies, and while standing in line, I just happened to look down and saw what looked like a bag of weed—a quarter ounce ...

Author: Lee Jackson

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781644920831

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 88

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From Death Unto Life is how I, Lee Jackson, went around through life (if you want to call that life), getting high for most of it without a care in the world, being ashamed of who I was, and holding my head down because I lied to people who trusted and loved me and have lost all respect for myself. That's no life for anyone. So I cried out to the Lord, and He gave me a new life. After going to and joining a good church and reading the Bible, I found out who I am in Christ Jesus. He made me new. "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me" (Gal. 2:20).

Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History

Will workers be beaten to death or shot down in cold blood by the police thugs of Toronto? ... she “died while standing in line awaiting her grocery order.

Author: Patrizia Gentile

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442663169

Category: History

Page: 448

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From fur coats to nude paintings, and from sports to beauty contests, the body has been central to the literal and figurative fashioning of ourselves as individuals and as a nation. In this first collection on the history of the body in Canada, an interdisciplinary group of scholars explores the multiple ways the body has served as a site of contestation in Canadian history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Showcasing a variety of methodological approaches, Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History includes essays on many themes that engage with the larger historical relationship between the body and nation: medicine and health, fashion and consumer culture, citizenship and work, and more. The contributors reflect on the intersections of bodies with the concept of nationhood, as well as how understandings of the body are historically contingent. The volume is capped off with a critical introductory chapter by the editors on the history of bodies and the development of the body as a category of analysis.

Life and Death in Shanghai

With this arrangement, one person could stand in two or three lines at the same time. In fact, it was a mutual assistance scheme like the back door; while I ...

Author: Cheng Nien

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802145161

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

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A woman who spent more than six years in solitary confinement during Communist China's Cultural Revolution discusses her time in prison. Reissue. A New York Times Best Book of the Year.

Modern International Drama

PORKY TWO : It is possible to complain even while standing in line for meat .
KNOBBY ... SIXTH ( whispering to FIFTH ) : The one behind me says he ' s
standing in line for meat , and that ' s why he ' s complaining . ... Beat them to
death !



ISBN: UOM:39015067454283

Category: Drama


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Of Death and Birth

You aren't the flower of victory , blossoming while standing in the hot sun , are you ? ... [ Repetition of line 1551 ] And I became a spendthrift !

Author: Barbara Schuler

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 3447058447

Category: Religion

Page: 501

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Scholars of popular Hindu religion in India have always been fascinated by oral texts and rituals, but surprisingly only few attempts have as yet been made to analyse the relationship between rituals and texts systematically. This book contributes to the filling of this gap. Focusing on the dynamics of a local (non-Brahmanical) ritual, its modular organisation and inner logic, the interaction between narrative text and ritual, and the significance of the local versus translocal nature of the text in the ritual context, the study provides a broad range of issues for comparison. It demonstrates that examining texts in their context helps to understand better the complexity of religious traditions and the way in which ritual and text are programmatically employed. The author offers a vivid description of a hitherto unnoticed ritual system, along with the first translation of a text called the Icakkiyamman-Katai (IK). Composed in the Tamil language, the IK represents a substantially longer and embellished form of a core versio which probably goes as far back as the seventh century C.E. Unlike the classical source, this text has been incorporated into a living tradition, and is being constantly refashioned. A range of text versions have been encapsulated in the form of a conspectus, which will shed light on the text's variability or fixity and will add to our knowledge of bardic creativity. Includes a film by the author on DVD.

18 Poems and Soma tic Rituals

Poetry by North American poet CAConrad. Part of series from Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Press called "Edo-Speculative Pamphlet Series."

Author: C. A. Conrad


ISBN: 1734238909



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Poetry by North American poet CAConrad. Part of series from Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Press called "Edo-Speculative Pamphlet Series."

Holy Ground

As a young boy, I wondered, “Am I an enemy standing on foreign territory, ... While standing in line, he suddenly dropped dead from a heart attack.

Author: Christopher A. Castaldo

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310562504

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Drawing on his Roman Catholic background, personal interviews with Catholics and Evangelicals, and years of research, Chris Castaldo takes readers on a fascinating and practical exploration of the challenges and opportunities encountered by Catholics who become Evangelicals. He examines the five major reasons why Christ’s followers often leave the Catholic Church, and shows how to emulate Jesus in practical ways when engaging Catholic friends and family. And, with humor and authenticity, he shares his own faith journey in order to help readers understand and work through their own. For those who are tired of scratching their head in confusion or frustration about how their Catholic background may influence their walk with Jesus, and why on earth their Catholic family believes they’ve gone off the deep end, Holy Ground offers vast insight and practical help. More than providing historical perspective, theological reflection, and practical lessons, it shows readers how to emulate the grace and truth of Jesus Christ in relating to the Catholic people whom they love.

The JAG Journal

Accordingly it was held that his death was the result of his own misconduct ... While standing beside a highway attempting to hitchhike back to his ship ...



ISBN: UIUC:30112021320137

Category: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry


View: 305


Journal of the Missouri State Medical Association

His torch theme was to relieve human Dr . Davis is survived by a son , Robert Hill
Davis , suffering and he never ... while standing in line with his wife at a theater in
Numerous men , women and children in Greater Columbia , May 4 . ... He was
the servant of his people , a continued his practice in Bellflower until his death
servant in the noble sense that calls talented men to place although frequent
heart ...

Author: Missouri State Medical Association


ISBN: UVA:3470147794

Category: Medicine


View: 974


Voices of Islam Voices of life family home and society

The final piece of cloth was folded into a triangle and placed on the woman's head like ... During the funeral prayer, the men stand in lines at the front, ...

Author: Vincent J. Cornell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275987353

Category: Islam

Page: 272

View: 264


Provides a wide depiction of Islamic doctrines, practices, and worldviews. Some 50 articles by scholars that are also practicing Muslims representing a diverse range of places, traditions, cultures, and beliefs are presented in volumes that individually address the grand traditions and beliefs of the religion; the spiritual experience of Islam; everyday experiences of family, home, and society; Islamic cultures' art, aesthetics, and science; and Muslim progressives, modernists, and other reformers.


Seconds later the line parted close to the bitts on the tug and whipped back to ... ONE DEAD DEATH SCENE CONGESTED When the ship was off the dock and in the ...

Author: United States. Merchant Marine Council


ISBN: MINN:31951P01213413B

Category: Merchant marine


View: 742


On Wings of Death

He saw Denham's FE turn the rest of the Flight west towards the lines and Royston ... Boyes in Tozer's FE was having to stand on the combing of the nacelle, ...

Author: David J. Oldman

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781781593011

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 622


They found the flying officer hanging in his hut — another man who couldn’t take the relentless pressure of flying operations, it seemed, although his fellow officers hadn’t liked him much anyway. Besides, what was one more death among the thousands dying on the Western Front???Except that this man’s family had connections to Field Marshal Kitchener and no one wanted him distracted on the eve of the big push on the Somme. ??So Investigator Miller is sent to the squadron to tie up the loose ends, to tidy the incident away. For some reason they think he is well-equipped for that sort of thing.??Only it is all Miller can do to keep himself alive, flying daily over the enemy lines. And then he finds the suicide isn’t quite as straightforward as it is supposed to be. Particularly when a second man turns up dead, purportedly shot with his own pistol...??Set against the backdrop of the Great War and infused with a sense of intrigue and high drama, this is a novel of unsettling force. With a keen eye for detail, Oldman evokes the brutality of mud splattered battlefields and aerial combat, bringing the reader right up close to the action. As events spiral and the war continues to impact upon the investigation, peril and suspense combine to create a real sense of unease and urgency, leading towards an unexpected and fascinating conclusion.??As seen on

Kashmir s Death Trap

A quick reaction team stood stand by at Phagwari for any contingency while the repair work wason. The line party comprising six soldiers crossed the ...

Author: Col Danvir Singh

Publisher: Lancer Publishers LLC

ISBN: 9781940988139


Page: 232

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This book is an effort to recall the life in Kashmir, a state under perpetual conflict. It is a saga of courage, betrayal, passion and hatred seen from the eyes of a young soldier. In this nature’s paradise, is a human hell where the lives are lost daily in pursuit of Ideology. Armed by own set of Justifications India, Pakistan and the Kashmiris battle each other to no end in sight. Zealous young men continue to die for a cause diseased by treachery and celebrated by heroism. The territorial desire of Pakistan has cost dearly to the generations stifled in this conflict. This fight has devastated many a homes with ever widening chasm and deepening scars. Punctuated by blood curdling violence, Kashmiris are prisoners of a historic mistake. In the ongoing series of Pakistan’s grand design to wrest control of this state, a proxy war was unleashed by them in 1989. This war still continues as I write.

Life on the Line

A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat ... Wine and Gourmet while standing in the grocery store checkout line.

Author: Grant Achatz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101560730

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 756


"One of America's great chefs" (Vogue) shares how his drive to cook immaculate food won him international renown-and fueled his miraculous triumph over tongue cancer. In 2007, chef Grant Achatz seemingly had it made. He had been named one of the best new chefs in America by Food & Wine in 2002, received the James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year Award in 2003, and in 2005 he and Nick Kokonas opened the conceptually radical restaurant Alinea, which was named Best Restaurant in America by Gourmet magazine. Then, positioned firmly in the world's culinary spotlight, Achatz was diagnosed with stage IV squamous cell carcinoma-tongue cancer. The prognosis was grim, and doctors agreed the only course of action was to remove the cancerous tissue, which included his entire tongue. Desperate to preserve his quality of life, Grant undertook an alternative treatment of aggressive chemotherapy and radiation. But the choice came at a cost. Skin peeled from the inside of Grant's mouth and throat, he rapidly lost weight, and most alarmingly, he lost his sense of taste. Tapping into the discipline, passion, and focus of being a chef, Grant rarely missed a day of work. He trained his chefs to mimic his palate and learned how to cook with his other senses. As Kokonas was able to attest: The food was never better. Five months later, Grant was declared cancer-free, and just a few months following, he received the James Beard Foundation Outstanding Chef in America Award. Life, on the Line tells the story of a culinary trailblazer's love affair with cooking, but it is also a book about survival, about nurturing creativity, and about profound friendship. Already much- anticipated by followers of progressive cuisine, Grant and Nick's gripping narrative is filled with stories from the world's most renowned kitchens-The French Laundry, Charlie Trotter's, el Bulli- and sure to expand the audience that made Alinea the number-one selling restaurant cookbook in America last year. Watch a Video

The Death of John Robbins of Deer Isle who was Shot in the Streets of Portland by Order of Neal Dow Mayor June 2d 1855

While standing in the street Congress st . steps of the City Hall . talking , I heard
the report of pistols as I supposed ; How ... out of the Middle street door and Was
the man you saw sitting on the opposite side formed a line in front of the door .

Author: Portland (Me.) Coroner's jury


ISBN: MINN:31951002132274P

Category: Portland (Me.)

Page: 112

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