Dead Woman Walking

Author: Anette Ballinger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351734598
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This title was first published in 2000: Between 1900 and 1950 130 women were sentenced to death for murder in England and Wales. Only 12 of these women were actually executed. Thus, 91 per cent of women murderers had their sentence commuted, whereas if we examine the corresponding figures for men, only 39 per cent had their sentence commuted. It would appear that state servants working within the criminal justice system were far more reluctant to hang women than men. However, this text argues that a closer examination of this apparent discrepancy reveals it to be a misconception which has come about as a result of the statistics regarding infanticide. That is to say - unlike men - the vast majority of women murderers have killed their own child or children. Once this is taken into account we find that women who had murdered an adult had less hope of a reprieve than men. Thus, the author shows that the large proportion of women murderers as killers of their own children has created a false impression of how female murderers fared inside the criminal justice system.

Dead Woman Walking

Author: Jessica Mann
Publisher: The Cornovia Press
ISBN: 1908878061
Size: 80.65 MB
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Gillian Butler moved away from Edinburgh 50 years ago, or so her friends thought. When her murdered body is found, they must try to remember who last saw her alive. Perhaps it was Isabel, now a novelist and people-tracer, or the twice widowed Hannah, or the psychiatrist, Dr Fidelis Berlin, an expert on child abuse, abandonment, abduction and adoption, who had herself been an unidentified infant rescued from Nazi Germany and now hopes to discover her real name at last. Fidelis Berlin and other characters from Mann's earlier books reappear in this tense, gripping tale of vengeance, family ties and the mystery of identity.

Dead Woman Walking

Author: Sharon Bolton
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473527090
Size: 73.54 MB
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'A real race-through read. Bolton's writing is pacy, and features a brilliant twist I wish I'd written' Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I See You (in Shortlist) 'For once, the description "impossible to put down" is full merited, for this is an absolute page-turner' Daily Mail Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, thirteen passengers on a hot-air balloon flight witness a brutal murder. Within the next hour, all but one of them will be dead. Alone, scared and trusting no-one, she flees for her life, running to the one place she feels safe. But she's seen the killer's face, and he's seen hers - and he won't rest until he's eliminated the last witness to his crime . . . 'With Dead Woman Walking, Sharon Bolton exceeds her own high standards of excellence. It grips from the start . . . The plot merges skilfully, with many splendid twists along the way' The Times 'Bolton is a gripping storyteller with fine, haunted characters' Peter James 'Crepuscular, uncanny mystery' Guardian 'Bolton establishes a forbidding atmosphere . . . A slippery, devious narrative in which things are not always what they seem' Crime Scene

The Diary Of A Desperate Naija Woman In The Year 2011

Author: Bola Essien-Nelson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469197227
Size: 11.92 MB
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The Diary of a Desperate Naija Woman in the Year 2011 is collection of random blogs written by Bola Essien-Nelson giving the reader an insight into her daily life. It captures, in her own unique conversational manner, the soars and dips, the losses and the victories, the whoops of joy and the frustrated cries of defeat, and pain of an ordinary woman desperately chasing after her extraordinary God. Bola hopes that, as you read this book, the words you encounter will make you smile a little, laugh out loud a lot, and maybe even tear up on occasion as you realise that you are not alone and that many of lifes experiences are universal. She hopes that you will read and come to a deeper understanding of the incredibly intense love God has for you and that this realisation will birth a new hunger in your belly to chase after God and to do so desperately.

Desperate Women Of The Bible

Author: Jo Kadlecek
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441202543
Size: 72.58 MB
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If the Bible can be thought of as the grand story of God, many of its main characters are passionate and even desperate men and women. Jo Kadlecek introduces us to eight biblical women driven by their passion and desperation to seek out Jesus. She explores their stories in their cultural context, then draws out the lessons they hold for contemporary readers who are willing to let an encounter with Jesus change their lives. In studying these eight characters, readers will find new insights into the central character of God's great story--Jesus--and how he can transform their desperation and their passions and bring their lives new hope. LIST OF WOMEN AND BIBLICAL REFERENCES: Samaritan Woman, John 4: 1-42 Crippled Woman Healed on the Sabbath, Luke 13:10-17 The Widow (Who Makes an Offering), Mark 12:35-44 A Dead Girl and a Sick Woman, Mark 5:21-43 A Widow (Who's Son is Raised by Jesus), Luke 7:11-17 A Sinful Woman (Who Jesus Annoints), Luke 7:36-50 A Syrophoenician Woman, Mark 7:24-30 A Canaanite Woman, Matthew 15:21-29

Running Naked Through The Streets

Author: Caramine White
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761842941
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Running Naked Through the Streets is an account of the year Dr. Caramine White lived in the former Communist country Slovakia, from August 2004 - May 2005. When Dr. White received a Fulbright Scholarship, she and an American literature professor from a Slovak university 'exchanged' jobs. Dr. White lived in Banska Bystrica, a city of about 84,000 in central Slovakia. Although her students spoke English, very few of the townspeople did, and the living conditions were much different from those enjoyed in America. Running Naked Through the Streets, which refers to the utter helplessness and vulnerability she often felt, is neither an autobiography nor a travel book. Although Dr. White does include some interesting information for tourists, the crux of the book is how being so alone and dependent can encourage and even accelerate personal growth. It is told with a great deal of humor and honesty. Interwoven throughout the text are humorous essays recounting some of her bizarre adventures during the year, which range from belly dancing to marathon running, from inadvertently taking part in a Polish Confirmation ceremony to becoming the object of affection for a mentally challenged homeless man.

His Blood Cries Out For Justice

Author: W.C. Chandler
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 144018741X
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More than forty years ago, Ollie Chandler was only eighteen years old when he was executed on October 18, 1963. In this memoir, Ollie's brother and author W.C. Chandler narrates Ollie's short life story that includes racial discrimination, a miscarriage of justice, and his untimely death. Ollie was one of the fourteen children of John and Leatha Chandler who lived in the rural community of Clyattville, Georgia. Life was not easy for a black family living in the south. And for Ollie, life was even more difficult. Mentally challenged, he wasn't able to finish school. But at age seventeen, Ollie was arrested for a murder he said he didn't commit. His Blood Cries Out for Justice tells the rest of Ollie's story from his time in jail to his trial by an all-white jury and his subsequent death. A moving tribute, His Blood Cries Out for Justice pays homage to this young life that was cut short. It reckons with history while also celebrating one family's deep love and that family's attempt to make sense of a tragedy.

Woman Act Now

Author: Anna McCoy
Publisher: Whitaker House
ISBN: 160374150X
Size: 45.27 MB
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Dream big! Believe you can do it! Execute your ideas and succeed! Woman, Act Now teaches you how to: Manage your confidence; Identify your inner strengths; Develop personal branding; Get specific about your vision; Increase your effectiveness in achieving your goals; Learn how to be a woman of execution, accountability, and purpose. Overcome criticism, procrastination, and self-doubt as you launch your ideas and live your dreams in the now! Your future success depends on the things you are doing today. Act now! Let your ideas live. They’re in you; let them breathe life and watch as God begins to use you and your talents to bless others in this world.

Dead Woman Hollow

Author: Kass Fleisher
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438442629
Size: 47.17 MB
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Three generations of Northern Appalachian women confront poverty, violence, and isolation.

Dead Men Walking

Author: Vickie Faurie
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1591856469
Size: 66.82 MB
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Dead Men Walking brings the reader a personal invitation to embrace a revelation of knowledge that when we align with God's plan and dare to believe, we will be totally transformed.Changing priorities is a necessary step for us all. We must die to self, embracing Him in all we do. In Dead Men Walking, Vickie Faurie takes theory and translates it into practical, timely wisdom. Drawn extensively from Scripture, Dead Men Walking leads the reader to: admit a need for God submit to His Word in all areas of life, crucifying the flesh commit to follow Him, no matter where He leads. Dead Men Walking takes us away from our comfort zones, and helps us become free of sin and enter into a new relationship with Christ. About the author: Vickie Faurie was born in Waukegan, Illinois, and has been serving the Lord since the age of eight. As a child her limbs were crippled and the doctors had given up on her. Vickie was miraculously healed by God's supernatural touch at a Kathryn Kuhlman service in Chicago. She has appeared on The Harvest Show and Sid Roth's television show, It's Supernatural. Vickie and her husband, Gary, travel and speak at various churches, are the founders of Life Touch Ministries, and resides in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.