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A WHIFF OF PENNYROYAL: A SOUTHERN WOMAN'S STORY By PATTI RUST & KARILYN RUST
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In 1919, without warning, a little four-year-old girl was given to a family she had never seen before. From a situation of abject poverty, she was provided a life of safety and privilege. But with... More > this came a childhood full of conflict as she faced another struggle: living with a tyrannical, impossible-to-please woman who had become her new mother. Years later she met a young man with whom she experienced an instant attraction, and who became her longed-for escape from her ironhanded mother. But the future is not always what one envisions. In 1936 they married, barely knowing each other. Little did she realize she had escaped from life with one difficult personality to another: the affectionate, talented man with whom she fell in love, and a desperately mentally ill individual. This true story, full the of the culture, attitudes, foods, and smells in the South in the early to mid 1900s, is a journey into her struggles, triumphs, joys, and sorrows. This is the life of Patti Rust.< Less
The Living Shadows: A Journey through the Khlong Toey Slums By Rossarin Sethbhakdi
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In these pages, you’ll see the streets and children of Khlong Toey, Bangkok’s most notorious slum. Khlong Toey is the type of place that doesn’t have residents -- it has denizens.... More > People are there because there is nowhere else for them, and their children become the forgotten ghosts of Bangkok. They live in abject poverty literally in the shadow of Bangkok’s hottest retail location where a single Bentley sold off the mall floor could more than make up for the total life earnings of the 50+ thousand residents of the slum. The slum is a trap from which most don’t escape. All proceeds will go to the abuse awareness project called Brave-Hearted Children. This project is at the core of the Mercy Center and is currently in the process of expanding to many different regions in Thailand as well. In this project, staff from different centers are taught how to properly educate parents and young children about abuse, its effects, and how to detect and stay away from it.< Less
Dictionary of Root Words: Greek and Latin Roots By Manik Joshi
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A root, or root word is a word which is used to form another word. It is also called a base word. A root does not have a prefix or a suffix. Root is the primary lexical unit of a word, and of a word... More > family. For example, pure is a root. By adding prefixes and suffixes, the following words could be made: impure, purity, pureness. Similarly, play and move are root words. By adding prefixes and suffixes, the following words could be made: plays, played, playing, player; moving, movement, moved, movable, mover, movingly. In this book, I have given the most common Greek and Latin roots which are used in English language | Root Words – A AB/ABS- Origin: Latin, Meaning: away, from, off, Examples: abate – to subside; abhor – to hate | related word: abhorrence; abject – hopeless; abjure – to renounce; abnormal – unusual | related words: abnormally, abnormality; abrasion – cut or scratch; abroad – out of the country; abscess – swelling; abscond – to run away | related word: absconder< Less
CRE8TIVE POEMS By Raymond Tay
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If I compose cre8tively and cre8 something poetically, poems in creation will then become a beauty. Here, Cre8tive Poems is my second anthology. A collection of 40 poems blended with profound... More > sentiments and metaphorical utterances for poetry lovers to appreciate. In the Poem Corner of Asiaweek, we should be thankful and generous after reading this poem entitled "Refugees". (The deciduous trees shed their foliage, exposing skeletal statistics! Let my mind see visions of wiry-ribbed refugees, dispirited, listless, in abject poverty, waiting despondently, a bleak future, blighted by a living hell) For every peace-loving people, why not hug this whole wide world with long stretching arms of love? Let the war victims shed no more their tears of sorrow if we truly understand what Love & Hate is! (When the fire of hatred burns, be careful of its scathing tongue) My profuse thanks for downloading this anthology, may you be hale and hearty, may you too be healthy and happy, some of the proceeds will go to charity.< Less
Tears of My Life By Philip Gbormittah
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His torturous struggles, worsened due to the death of his father, have inevitably left some dark stories—tales that gave birth to dangerous child labour. In abject poverty, he started school... More > under a big mango tree and later attended in an old structure with palm-kernel walls. This inspirational story will remind you of the truth about child labour and the ability we all have to make a difference. As the reader goes through the dreaded facts of every wretched situation with him, Kofi smiles at the memories that lie like dust and ashes on his heart, while his enemies rot in the doldrums with shame, devastation, and hopelessness. Through each near-fatal struggle, you’ll find yourself enduring his pain, comforting his dejection, and fighting for his will to survive. It is the story of Kofi, the author, whose courage to survive amid scoundrels is rare. Tears of My life is the unforgettable account of a dreaded famine that claimed many lives.< Less
Terrorist To Evangelist: The True Story of Cornelius Kenneth McClinton By Brent Riggs
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Born into abject poverty and lower working-class Belfast, Kenny McClinton became as hard-core as the life he was forced to live. From a violent, drunken father to abusive boys homes, from the Navy to... More > a sadistic prison, from terrorism to salvation... this is Ken's remarkable and gut wrenching story of how the Lord rescued him from a life not worth living. Kenny's story vividly testifies that God can use any person a matter what or where they came from. Abuse, trauma, broken homes, violence, war, politics, hate; it's a story of God's unbelievable mercy and providence. A story of hope for the hopeless. A story of love where love did not exist. No matter what you face today, no matter what you've done, no matter how lost you feel, there is hope for you. Kenny is living proof of that. This is the story of Kenny McClinton, former terrorist, now an evangelist; once spreading death, now spreading life; once born to lose, now born again...< Less
DEATH BY THE DIAMOND By Innocent Nharaunda
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This is a riveting story about how a rural bred boy escapes abject poverty to become a parvenu, albeit through deadly organized crime. Battered by forceful winds of discontent, Tendo leaves behind... More > his country of birth, Zimbabwe, with nothing but sweet memories of a more illustrious past. His beloved country is seized by strife and economic meltdown. The hadeda had ceased in mid-flight and stopped calling. He tempts fate by illegally crossing the croc infested Limpopo River into South Africa in anticipation of succulent pastures. To his dismay, he soon discovers the streets of Egoli, the City of gold, are not paved in sparkling Gold, Caviar or Gucci but are hard, cold and fraught with danger. Fortuitously, the discovery of diamonds in Marange, a desolate and picturesque corner of Eastern Zimbabwe, becomes the New Eldorado, giving him a second sniff at life and so too, to a horde of other badass fortune seekers from across the globe who descend on tranquil Marange like buzzards to a carcass. Undownputtable!< Less
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The Power of Your Subconscious Mind By Joseph Murphy
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How This Book Can Work Miracles in Your Life I have seen miracles happen to men and women in all walks of life all over the world. Miracles will happen to you, too—when you begin using the... More > magic power of your subconscious mind. This book is designed to teach you that your habitual thinking and imagery mold, fashion, and create your destiny; for as a man thinketh in his subconscious mind, so is he. Do You Know the Answers? Why is one man sad and another man happy? Why is one man joyous and prosperous and another man poor and miserable? Why is one man fearful and anxious and another full of faith and confidence? Why does one man have a beautiful, luxurious home while another man lives out a meager existence in a slum? Why is one man a great success and another an abject failure? Why is one speaker outstanding and immensely popular and another mediocre and unpopular? For these and other answers... Get Your Copy Now.< Less
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind By Joseph Murphy
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How This Book Can Work Miracles in Your Life I have seen miracles happen to men and women in all walks of life all over the world. Miracles will happen to you, too—when you begin using the... More > magic power of your subconscious mind. This book is designed to teach you that your habitual thinking and imagery mold, fashion, and create your destiny; for as a man thinketh in his subconscious mind, so is he. Do You Know the Answers? Why is one man sad and another man happy? Why is one man joyous and prosperous and another man poor and miserable? Why is one man fearful and anxious and another full of faith and confidence? Why does one man have a beautiful, luxurious home while another man lives out a meager existence in a slum? Why is one man a great success and another an abject failure? Why is one speaker outstanding and immensely popular and another mediocre and unpopular? Get Your Copy Now.< Less

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