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Bruised and Wounded: Struggling to Understand S...
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Recent events have shown again how suicide touches all of us, and often, when we least expect it. But how to unpack the grief that follows such a painful, and often stigmatized, death? Ron Rolheiser can help.When someone is stricken with cancer, one of three things can happen: Doctors treat the disease and cure it; professionals can’t cure the disease but can control it so that the person afflicted can live with the disease for the rest of his or her life; the cancer can be one of a kind that cannot be treated, and all the medicine and treatments in the world are powerless and the person dies.Emotional depression leading to suicide can work the same way. Sometimes, a person can be treated so that, in effect, they are cured; sometimes, they can’t ever really be cured but can be treated in a way that they can live with the disease for their whole life. And sometimes, just as with certain kinds of cancer, the disease is untreatable, unstoppable, and no intervention by anyone or anything can halt its advance. It eventually kills the person, and there is nothing anyone can do. Thus, Ronald Rolheiser begins this small, powerful book.With chapters like Removing the Taboo, Despair as Weakness Rather than Sin, Reclaiming the Memory of Our Loved One, and The Pain of the Ones Left Behind, Fr. Rolheiser offers hope and a new way of understanding death by suicide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brad Lussier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/168795/bk_acx0_168795_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Goodbye, Janette , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 753min
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A dynasty of women triumphs in the fiercely male-dominated world of high fashion amid the ruins of war. A daughter honors her mother's ultimate sacrifice - by becoming a ruthless businesswoman who will stop at nothing to raise high her family's name. Another daughter seeks to flee the toxic legacy of her family and live in peace. And both daughters have a date with destiny in a vault filled with Nazi gold...treasure that will alter the courses of both their lives.... Goodbye, Janette is a late masterpiece by Harold Robbins, America's most commercially successful and era-defining author of pulp fiction. The creator of erotic and ferocious turbocharged narratives of the soul-stricken rich and famous, Harold Robbins was in his day a close runner-up to Shakespeare and the Bible in numbers of books sold. Today his ability to create an unstoppable, mesmeric tale - someone famously said about him, "In Harold's books, the pages turn your fingers" - pushes him to the front ranks of pop novelists as new generations discover his awesome power. Epic and intimate, moving from the icy nighttime streets of the Nazi occupation to the decadent beaches of St. Tropez, from the showrooms of Manhattan to the runways of Paris, Goodbye, Janette is a hypnotically gripping, mythic family saga of the power of blood to bind, to oppress, and finally to set free. Full of the shocking U-turns and unexpected revelations that make Harold Robbins a master storyteller, Goodbye, Janette transports the listener to a chic, dreamlike world where everyone wants an all-access pass...but the penalties for staying may be severe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021035/bk_adbl_021035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Resurrection of Horror Comics in the 1960's...
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During the 1950 s concerns arose about the growing trend of juvenile delinquency and its causes. Society found a scapegoat in the comic book, and while not completely destroyed, the medium would never fully recover from the events during that decade. Hardest hit during the purge was the horror comic, for all intents and purposes stricken from the marketplace by publishers bent on self-censorship. Fearful of governmental intrusion if they did not act, they instead overreacted, and buried all aspects of the genre. But like many conventions of the horror story, the genre refused to die, and arose less than a decade later, similar to a zombie or vampire, changed by the events of its death, now more malevolent and unstoppable. This manuscript examines the history of the horror comic s demise, and its rebirth at the hands of a group of determined and talented individuals. Through previously published articles, research and new interviews, the author hopes to tie together disparate events, and profile their architects to recount a rebellious time. A time when writers and illustrators sought avenues around issues of censorship and brought horror comics slithering back to life.

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Electronic Arts Mass Effect 3, PlayStation 3 Vi...
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The war for Earth has begun and you can decide how it will end. - Experience a sci-fi epic with multiple endings based on your choices and actions throughout the game, - Combine your weapons, powers and abilities to fight the greatest threat the galaxy has ever faced, - Tailor each weapon with devastating upgrades including scopes, grips and dozens of other unique attachments, - Customize your soldier and squad to engage the enemy on your terms. Lonely planet Humanity stands on the precipice of oblivion in Mass Effect 3. A golden age of prosperity for planet Earth has withered in the shadow of the Reapers, the vast, seemingly unstoppable race of machines wiping out life across the galaxy at terrifying speed. First the outer colonies fell. Now the assault on Earth begins. Systems Alliance HQ in Vancouver is at the epicentre of the onslaught, where hundreds of thousands of troops and civilians perished within hours of the first Reaper strike. As Commander Shepard, an Alliance Navy officer, you witness the destruction first-hand – but your orders are to flee the stricken planet to seek help from the Citadel Council, to ignore your instincts for the greater good. Yet galactic solidarity proves hard to find. Racked with suspicion and infighting, the Council is reluctant to grant aid. And that's not all. Cerberus, the shadowy pro-human organisation which saved Shepard's life in Mass Effect 2, is pursuing its own extreme solution to the Reaper apocalypse, an answer which demands Shepard be removed from the equation. Mankind's only hope of salvation comes from your efforts to unite uneasy civilisations. Rally the galaxy and launch one final mission to take back Earth. Massed ranks Commander Shepard veers between war hero and troublemaker in the opinions of the Systems Alliance hierarchy. In Mass Effect 3, you'll confirm top brass suspicions one way or the other with the decisions you make and the alliances you forge. Positive Paragon and negative Renegade options pop up in conversations and confrontations as you try to unite allies behind the human race's cause. Your actions colour the perception of you among various governments, helping or hindering Earth's war effort. Travelling the galaxy aboard the cruiser SSV Normandy, you'll call up trusted comrades and promising newcomers to your team of field operatives, including the skilled information broker Liara T'Soni and the brash new recruit James Vega. With the Illusive Man, voiced by Hollywood legend Martin Sheen, still pulling the strings at Cerberus, you'll need all the help you can get. Veteran of Mass Effect 2 on PS3? Then import your game save into this new war and delve even deeper into a complex web of choice and consequence. Your Shepard character will be a familiar face, while the galaxy is shaped by the decisions you made in your previous adventure. Look out for old friends on your journey through the solar systems – you never know when you might need to call in a favour. Reap what you sow Banshees, ravagers and phantoms: these are just some of the deadly enemy types surging across the galaxy, a bewildering force working together with frightening intelligence to wipe you and multiple civilisations out. Ninja-like Cerberus phantoms flit in and out of your line of sight to leave you confused and bleeding. Banshees are the frighteningly aware spearhead of any Reaper strike force. And when the Reapers want to call in the big guns, they unleash ravagers – horrific, mutant artillery units that decimate your defences. Luckily, Commander Shepard has undergone intensive conditioning since he last went to war on PS3, so you can now roll between cover to escape suppression fire. Spend a little time searching facilities for credits and weapon parts, and you'll be able to upgrade your already impressive firepower back on your ship. From the Normandy's Combat Information Centre, you'll be able to plot a course between systems and planets in the hunt for mission objectives and resources. Gliding through the stars breaks up the relentless pace of life on the front line – be careful, however, as too much scanning will alert nearby Reaper dreadnoughts. Earth is burning, and Commander Shepard is the only marine capable of extinguishing the Reaper threat on PS3. Team up and conquer As the Reapers continue their unremitting march across the galaxy, PlayStation Network becomes one of the fiercest battlegrounds in Mass Effect 3. Form an elite strike squad with up to three friends, then co-ordinate your abilities and tactics to neutralise enemy positions. Head into battle as a human fighter, and as you and your team complete specialised objectives, new races and character classes become available to you. If you choose to become a Krogan vanguard, for instance, you'll combine tank-like stopping power with the lightning fast Biotic Charge ability. Deadly in itself, Biotic Charge helps the rest of your squad by knocking foes out of cover. An infiltrator, hanging safely back with a sniper rifle, can then pick off these stunned units, while an adept can use the Singularity power to render them weightless and vulnerable to attack. With every multiplayer victory, the Galactic Readiness level of the forces under your command in the single player campaign increases. It's a clever way of making it feel as though everything you do, either as Commander Shepard or in the multiplayer mode, contributes to a colossal, overarching war effort.

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Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • Winner of The New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award • 'A new classic of science reporting.'-The New York Times The riveting true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River melds hard-hitting investigative reporting, a fascinating scientific detective story, and an unforgettable cast of characters into a sweeping narrative in the tradition of A Civil Action, The Emperor of All Maladies, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. One of New Jersey's seemingly innumerable quiet seaside towns, Toms River became the unlikely setting for a decades-long drama that culminated in 2001 with one of the largest legal settlements in the annals of toxic dumping. A town that would rather have been known for its Little League World Series champions ended up making history for an entirely different reason: a notorious cluster of childhood cancers scientifically linked to local air and water pollution. For years, large chemical companies had been using Toms River as their private dumping ground, burying tens of thousands of leaky drums in open pits and discharging billions of gallons of acid-laced wastewater into the town's namesake river. In an astonishing feat of investigative reporting, prize-winning journalist Dan Fagin recounts the sixty-year saga of rampant pollution and inadequate oversight that made Toms River a cautionary example for fast-growing industrial towns from South Jersey to South China. He tells the stories of the pioneering scientists and physicians who first identified pollutants as a cause of cancer, and brings to life the everyday heroes in Toms River who struggled for justice: a young boy whose cherubic smile belied the fast-growing tumors that had decimated his body from birth; a nurse who fought to bring the alarming incidence of childhood cancers to the attention of authorities who didn't want to listen; and a mother whose love for her stricken child transformed her into a tenacious advocate for change. A gripping human drama rooted in a centuries-old scientific quest, Toms River is a tale of dumpers at midnight and deceptions in broad daylight, of corporate avarice and government neglect, and of a few brave individuals who refused to keep silent until the truth was exposed. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND KIRKUS REVIEWS 'A thrilling journey full of twists and turns, Toms River is essential reading for our times. Dan Fagin handles topics of great complexity with the dexterity of a scholar, the honesty of a journalist, and the dramatic skill of a novelist.'-Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies 'A complex tale of powerful industry, local politics, water rights, epidemiology, public health and cancer in a gripping, page-turning environmental thriller.'-NPR 'Unstoppable reading.'-The Philadelphia Inquirer 'Meticulously researched and compellingly recounted . . . It's every bit as important-and as well-written-as A Civil Action and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.'-The Star-Ledger 'Fascinating . . . a gripping environmental thriller.'-Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 'An honest, thoroughly researched, intelligently written book.'-Slate '[A] hard-hitting account . . . a triumph.'-Nature 'Absorbing and thoughtful.'-USA Today

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • Winner of The New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award • 'A new classic of science reporting.'-The New York Times The riveting true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River melds hard-hitting investigative reporting, a fascinating scientific detective story, and an unforgettable cast of characters into a sweeping narrative in the tradition of A Civil Action, The Emperor of All Maladies, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. One of New Jersey's seemingly innumerable quiet seaside towns, Toms River became the unlikely setting for a decades-long drama that culminated in 2001 with one of the largest legal settlements in the annals of toxic dumping. A town that would rather have been known for its Little League World Series champions ended up making history for an entirely different reason: a notorious cluster of childhood cancers scientifically linked to local air and water pollution. For years, large chemical companies had been using Toms River as their private dumping ground, burying tens of thousands of leaky drums in open pits and discharging billions of gallons of acid-laced wastewater into the town's namesake river. In an astonishing feat of investigative reporting, prize-winning journalist Dan Fagin recounts the sixty-year saga of rampant pollution and inadequate oversight that made Toms River a cautionary example for fast-growing industrial towns from South Jersey to South China. He tells the stories of the pioneering scientists and physicians who first identified pollutants as a cause of cancer, and brings to life the everyday heroes in Toms River who struggled for justice: a young boy whose cherubic smile belied the fast-growing tumors that had decimated his body from birth; a nurse who fought to bring the alarming incidence of childhood cancers to the attention of authorities who didn't want to listen; and a mother whose love for her stricken child transformed her into a tenacious advocate for change. A gripping human drama rooted in a centuries-old scientific quest, Toms River is a tale of dumpers at midnight and deceptions in broad daylight, of corporate avarice and government neglect, and of a few brave individuals who refused to keep silent until the truth was exposed. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND KIRKUS REVIEWS 'A thrilling journey full of twists and turns, Toms River is essential reading for our times. Dan Fagin handles topics of great complexity with the dexterity of a scholar, the honesty of a journalist, and the dramatic skill of a novelist.'-Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies 'A complex tale of powerful industry, local politics, water rights, epidemiology, public health and cancer in a gripping, page-turning environmental thriller.'-NPR 'Unstoppable reading.'-The Philadelphia Inquirer 'Meticulously researched and compellingly recounted . . . It's every bit as important-and as well-written-as A Civil Action and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.'-The Star-Ledger 'Fascinating . . . a gripping environmental thriller.'-Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 'An honest, thoroughly researched, intelligently written book.'-Slate '[A] hard-hitting account . . . a triumph.'-Nature 'Absorbing and thoughtful.'-USA Today

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