True Stories

Author: Helen Garner
Editor: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1921351845
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Helen Garner visits the morgue, and goes cruising on a Russian ship. She sees women giving birth, and gets the sack for teaching her students about sex. She attends a school dance and a gun show. She writes about dreaming, about turning fifty, and the storm caused by The First Stone. Her story on the murder of the two-year-old Daniel Valerio wins her a Walkley Award. Garner looks at the world with a shrewd and sympathetic eye. Her non-fiction, with its many voices, is always passionate and compelling. True Stories is an extraordinary book, spanning twenty-five years of work, by one of Australia’s great writers.

True Stories From The History Of Scotland

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True Stories Of Old Houston And Houstonians

Author: Samuel Oliver Young
Editor: Copano Bay Press
ISBN: 0982246757
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This volume compiles 105 stories of Houston's history originally written by Dr. Young for his column in the Houston Chronicle. This is history at its most entertaining. He brings early Houstonians to life, describing their personalities, their admirable traits and their many eccentricities. His stories of boyhood in Houston read like something out of Tom Sawyer. There are also stories of early citizens and their day-to-day lives, of the Civil War and Houston's fighting men, of slaves and former slaves, of rigged elections and reconstruction days. Dr. Young gives vivid descriptions of Houston's many saloons and gambling dens. You'll read about what a mischievous undertaker did with the Yankee dead during a Yellow Fever epidemic, about the superstitions of the day, about ghosts and haunted houses. There are stories of gentlemen and of scoundrels, of hangings and jail breaks. Even a little cross dressing.

Howard S Hill And Other True Stories

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780941375139
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First-hand eyewitness accounts of Marines in action in Vietnam. Includes 7 full-page, hand-drawn maps of skirmishes, and a Glossary of Marine Small Arms.

True Stories Of Heroic Lives

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True Stories

Author: Derek Paget
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719029639
File Size: 62,14 MB
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True Stories

Author: Norman Sims
Editor: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810124696
File Size: 12,66 MB
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Journalism in the twentieth century was marked by the rise of literary journalism. Sims traces more than a century of its history, examining the cultural connections, competing journalistic schools of thought, and innovative writers that have given literary journalism its power. Seminal exmples of the genre provide ample context and background for the study of this style of journalism.

True Stories

Author: Josiah Spiers
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True Stories

Author: C.J. Ott
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450254586
File Size: 46,39 MB
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In True Stories: Memories, Musings, Odds and Ends, C.J. Ott tells of the first seven years of his childhood in New York City and the next seven years in the Saugerties area, a hundred miles north of the city. He recounts his experiences as a postulant, novice and scholastic in the Marianist religious order; four years of military service in the U.S. Air Force, and a twenty-five year career as a teacher and principal in Trotwood-Madison City Schools, by Dayton, Ohio. Along the way he recalls the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean and Viet Nam Wars, and the tumultuous '60s. The author is a lifelong student and, by his own admission, addicted to reading. The musings cover a broad range of topics from philosophy, economics, politics and religion, to the good life, the golden years, and death and dying. True Stories looks back over more than seventy-five years of living. It was written for family, friends and progeny, but others will find it a pleasure to read.

True Stories 2

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Editor: Alternative Comics
ISBN: 1681485478
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More of the best True Stories from the long running The City comic strip, as seen in Best American Comics.

True Stories Of Ghosts

Author: Paul Dowswell
Editor: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1409555011
File Size: 57,92 MB
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Is there really such a thing as a true ghost story? The strange tales in this book are all based on actual reports by people who believed they had been haunted by ghosts or poltergeists. Stories are illustrated with maps and diagrams. Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction.

Telling True Stories

Author: Mark Kramer
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440628947
File Size: 41,12 MB
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Interested in journalism and creative writing and want to write a book? Read inspiring stories and practical advice from America’s most respected journalists. The country’s most prominent journalists and nonfiction authors gather each year at Harvard’s Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism. Telling True Stories presents their best advice—covering everything from finding a good topic, to structuring narrative stories, to writing and selling your first book. More than fifty well-known writers offer their most powerful tips, including: • Tom Wolfe on the emotional core of the story • Gay Talese on writing about private lives • Malcolm Gladwell on the limits of profiles • Nora Ephron on narrative writing and screenwriters • Alma Guillermoprieto on telling the story and telling the truth • Dozens of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists from the Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and more . . . The essays contain important counsel for new and career journalists, as well as for freelance writers, radio producers, and memoirists. Packed with refreshingly candid and insightful recommendations, Telling True Stories will show anyone fascinated by the art of writing nonfiction how to bring people, scenes, and ideas to life on the page.

True Stories Of D Day

Author: Henry Brook
Editor: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1409555194
File Size: 67,22 MB
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Eleven thrilling true stories of the world-shaping events of June 6th 1944 published in association with the Imperial War Museum. Contains real life tales of courage and bravery during the struggle for the beaches of Normandy, from tank commanders to paratroopers, commando raiders to French Resistance fighters. Stories are illustrated with informative maps and line drawings.With internet links to recommended websites where readers can find out more about D-Day. Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction. "Young readers will no doubt find D-Day a gripping account of bravery and military expertise." - The Cork Evening Echo

Ralph S True Stories

Author: Ralph Bowersox
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450214169
File Size: 40,54 MB
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His name is Ralph and his stories are true. This is an engaging book of memoirs, collected from letters submitted to local newspapers. Lavishly illustrated with 101 vintage and contemporary photographs, these entertaining and heartfelt stories reflect an ordinary man's extraordinary observations. Enjoy the good ol' days as Ralph revisits his youth growing up in rural Pennsylvania. Ralph relates episodes from school days in a one-room schoolhouse, farming and starting a business during the Great Depression, plus dating in the 1940s. There are lively accounts of parenting from the 1950s through the 1980s, as well as current chronicles and anecdotal observations of life. And there are tales of unusual pets, truncated vacations, and clever inventions narrated by a man whose life seems to continually offer up entertaining material. Follow Ralph's adventures as he describes his money-making schemes as a child during the Great Depression, trading his cantankerous horse for a bicycle, keeping kids in line on his school bus, and rescuing his grandson from the top of a fire tower. Enjoy witty insights into the life of a landlord. Share Ralph's enthusiasm for his new career as a writer for the local newspapers, begun when he was 81. These great stories are sure to stimulate your own personal memories and recollections and inspire many intergenerational conversations.

True Stories Of Teen Homelessness

Author: Monika Davis
Editor: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1502634023
File Size: 19,33 MB
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Nearly two million teens face homelessness a year in the United States alone. This book shares the stories of teens who are homeless and live on the streets or in shelters, with or without their families. Readers are presented with relatable facts about a vulnerable population. They will learn what can be done to address homelessness, and how to remedy the long-lasting consequences of the epidemic.

Eve True Stories

Author: Daniel Way
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1616552727
File Size: 68,71 MB
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"In the early hours of February 5, 2009, one spy single-handedly destroyed the aggressive Band of Brothers alliance and brought an end to the Great War, the largest war in the history of EVE Online"--

Embarrassing True Stories

Author: Oliver Gaspirtz
Editor: Westhoff Publishing
ISBN: 0692208143
File Size: 31,81 MB
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Have you ever had one of those moments, when something so horribly awkward and embarrassing happens, you just want to crawl in a hole and die? Well, you’re not alone. This book is full of those moments. And as terrible as they may be when they happen to you, they’re pretty funny when they happen to someone else. “A very entertaining little book. Makes a great travel companion or bathroom reader.” “A delightful guilty pleasure.” “These stories of utter embarrassment have universal appeal, because we have all been in one or more of these situations at one point or another in our lives.” “The human experience, sliced and diced into microscopic short stories and cartoons that will make you laugh out loud.” “Why do we like to laugh at other people’s misfortune? Who knows? But Germans even have a word for it: Schadenfreude.”

True Stories Well Told

Author: Lee Gutkind
Editor: Fourth Chapter Books
ISBN: 1937163172
File Size: 35,22 MB
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Creative nonfiction is the literary equivalent of jazz: it’s a rich mix of flavors, ideas, voices, and techniques—some newly invented, and others as old as writing itself. This collection of 20 gripping, beautifully-written nonfiction narratives is as diverse as the genre Creative Nonfiction magazine has helped popularize. Contributions by Phillip Lopate, Brenda Miller, Carolyn Forche, Toi Derricotte, Lauren Slater and others draw inspiration from everything from healthcare to history, and from monarch butterflies to motherhood. Their stories shed light on how we live.

The Dangerous Joy Of Dr Sex And Other True Stories

Author: Pagan Kennedy
Editor: Santa Fe Writers Project
ISBN: 9780977679935
File Size: 62,23 MB
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Presents a collection of literary writings that feature eccentrics and visionaries intent on transforming the world according to their peculiar ambitions.

True Stories Of Gangsters

Author: Henry Brook
Editor: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1409569039
File Size: 71,80 MB
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From Al Capone to Ned Kelly, you'll find some of history's most dangerous criminals lurking in these eleven thrilling stories. Explore the shadowy underworld of bank robbers, Mafia bosses, prison break-outs and more.