Download or read book The Long Farewell PDF or another Format written by Michael Innes and published by House of Stratus. This book was released on 2010-02-20 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lewis Packford, the great Shakespearean scholar, was thought to have discovered a book annotated by the Bard - but there is no trace of this valuable object when Packford apparently commits suicide. Sir John Appleby finds a mixed bag of suspects at the dead man's house.
Download or read book The Long Farewell PDF or another Format written by Gerald E. Kahler and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The news of the death of George Washington at Mount Vernon on December 14, 1799, was reported to have been "felt as an electric shock throughout the union." Martha Washington gave permission for Congress to have her husband's body reinterred under a marble monument to be constructed in the new capital in Washington, D.C. Grieving Americans organized and participated in over four hundred funeral processions and memorial services during the sixty-nine-day mourning period that culminated on February 22, 1800, the National Day of Mourning. Washington's death came in a highly contentious period in American political history, and a variety of groups and individuals tried to take advantage of the occasion to advance their own agendas. Federalist officials, including President John Adams and Alexander Hamilton, themselves at odds on a number of issues, took a leading role in ceremonies that included mock funerals with empty caskets orchestrated by Hamilton, who also used the occasion to advocate for a large standing army. Although Jefferson and his Democratic Republicans were about to knock the Federalists out of political contention, in what Jefferson termed the "Revolution of 1800," in 1799 Federalists predominated in ceremonial and print commemorations of Washington. Religious leaders, whose moral authority was on the wane, tried to Christianize Washington, while Masons used the most illustrious member of their secret brotherhood to rehabilitate an image tarnished by charges of religious infidelity and association with the excesses of the French Revolution. Women of various stations and political stripes also took advantage of the occasion to help legitimize their participation in public life. The biographical sketches included in over three hundred eulogies provide a unique historical perspective on who George Washington was in the eyes of his contemporaries.
Download or read book Text, Theory, Space PDF or another Format written by Lecturer in Australian Studies at the Sir Robert Menzies Center Kate Darian-Smith and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on two white settler societies, South Africa and Australia, this book investigates the meaning of 'the South' as an aesthetic, political geographical and cultural space. This is a landmark in post-colonial theory and criticism.Text, Theory, Space is a landmark in post-colonial criticism and theory. Focusing on two white settler societies, South Africa and Australia, the contributors investigate the meaning of 'the South' as an aesthetic, political, geographical and cultural space.Drawing upon a wide range of disciplines which include literature, history, urban and cultural geography, politics and anthropology, the contributors examine crucial issues including:* defining what 'the South' encompasses* investigating ideas of space, history, land and landscape* claiming, naming and possessing land* national and personal boundaries* questions of race, gender and nationalism
Download or read book The Long Goodbye PDF or another Format written by Carole Jones and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2008-05 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A poignant first-person account about two things many women fear the most: breast cancer and the tragic loss of a spouse. It's a story that raises the age-old question: How does a person hold on to faith when terrible things happen, one after another? Carole Jones gives an answer-not a simple formula or pat response-but a wisdom refined in the crucible of pain. Her story, The Long Goodbye, is a graceful memoir of her struggle with breast cancer, her husband's tragic bicycling accident, and the saga that followed as he slowly slipped away in a persistent coma. How Carole and her family hold on to their faith is a remarkable story, told with piercing candor, grace, and, ultimately, great joy. It is a must-read story for every woman facing cancer or life-threatening illness or for anyone who has lost a spouse.
Download or read book The Long Goodbye PDF or another Format written by Margaret R. Miles and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2017-02-02 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Long Goodbye: Dementia Diaries discusses a disease that is both personal and social for more than five million patients and their families and friends in the United States today. Now that there are medical strategies for preventing and/or curing strokes, heart attacks, even cancer, many more people are going to live into the dementia years in the near future. Although many dementia horror stories circulate in conversation and in the media, they are not the whole story. Creative approaches to loving a dementia patient can make for a valuable learning experience for family and caregivers. In The Long Goodbye Margaret Miles describes her commitment to making--rather than passively suffering--her spouse's dementia experience. Family and friends who accompany patients find embedded in the experience moments of great beauty, hilariously funny incidents, new companions, and life insights. The narrative provides both a travelogue and suggestions for a richly meaningful life passage for all participants. The Long Goodbye seeks to supply a balanced picture of a disease usually represented as unmitigated loss.
Download or read book The Long Goodbye PDF or another Format written by Raymond Chandler and published by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. This book was released on 2002-06-11 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's sixth novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). In noir master Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye, Philip Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, whom he divorced and remarried and who ends up dead. And now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe.
Download or read book The Long Goodbye PDF or another Format written by Meghan O'Rourke and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2011-04-14 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Anguished, beautifully written... The Long Goodbye is an elegiac depiction of drama as old as life." -- The New York Times Book Review From one of America's foremost young literary voices, a transcendent portrait of the unbearable anguish of grief and the enduring power of familial love. What does it mean to mourn today, in a culture that has largely set aside rituals that acknowledge grief? After her mother died of cancer at the age of fifty-five, Meghan O'Rourke found that nothing had prepared her for the intensity of her sorrow. In the first anguished days, she began to create a record of her interior life as a mourner, trying to capture the paradox of grief-its monumental agony and microscopic intimacies-an endeavor that ultimately bloomed into a profound look at how caring for her mother during her illness changed and strengthened their bond. O'Rourke's story is one of a life gone off the rails, of how watching her mother's illness-and separating from her husband-left her fundamentally altered. But it is also one of resilience, as she observes her family persevere even in the face of immeasurable loss. With lyricism and unswerving candor, The Long Goodbye conveys the fleeting moments of joy that make up a life, and the way memory can lead us out of the jagged darkness of loss. Effortlessly blending research and reflection, the personal and the universal, it is not only an exceptional memoir, but a necessary one.
Download or read book The Long Goodbye PDF or another Format written by Raymond Thornton and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-07-21 with total page 323 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Terry Lennox, a drunk, finds his millionaire wife dead, he must get out of LA fast. So, he turns to his only friend Philip Marlowe, a private investigator. The book gives a realistic picture of US life in the early fifties providing social commentary on the subject. It's a must-read for murder mystery fans.
Download or read book The Long Goodbye PDF or another Format written by Cathy D. Giomblanco and published by Covenant Books, Inc.. This book was released on 2021-11-18 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The title of The Long Good-Bye is just that. This is the story of a wonderful life that was cut short too soon, not in the physical sense but in the mind. A story of a gifted artist who began the slow decline into Alzheimer’s dementia, eventually forgetting who she was and who her loved ones were. This is also a story of the ones who loved her and how they dealt with the progression of her long goodbye. This is the story of a life well lived. This is the story of my mom.
Download or read book The Long Goodbye PDF or another Format written by Judy Bodenheimer and published by Author House. This book was released on 2011-04-19 with total page 124 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: About the Book We all have very special memories of our daddy. He was the first man we ever loved and we did everything we could possibly do to make sure he was cared for. For nine months we did a rotation and stayed with him and kept him at home until it was no longer physically possible. We stood together and made the decision to place him in an Alzheimers facility. We fought every battle we could for him. We loved him physically and emotionally until the last breath that he took. He took us on a journey that we never dreamed we would go. We laughed, loved and cried more than anyone can imagine. We made friends with many people over our journey and now our journey has come to an end. For those who are facing this journey, know that you are not alone. Reach out for help and make friends with those who are walking in the same shoes. Know that those of us who have been there understand your hurt and your pain. These are our stories regarding our journey with our daddy through his nine year battle with Alzheimers. Our hope is to help those who are now faced with the same journey. There will be days of happiness and sunshine embrace these days and let them sustain you through the darker days and always know that you will never walk alone.
Download or read book The Long Goodbye PDF or another Format written by A. R. Shaw and published by A. R. Shaw. This book was released on 2021-12-01 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Thoroughly enjoyed the series. Couldn't put it down... which is why I've already finished reading the book on the day it was released." - Karl From USA Today Bestselling Author AR Shaw! Graham Morgan never set out to survive the apocalypse. He'd only meant to save his dog and those he'd come to love. But then tragedy strikes when the enemy makes a return and this time Graham says goodbye...once and for all.
Download or read book The Long Goodbye PDF or another Format written by Patti Davis and published by Knopf. This book was released on 2011-07-27 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ronald Reagan’s daughter writes with a moving openness about losing her father to Alzheimer’s disease. The simplicity with which she reveals the intensity, the rush, the flow of her feelings encompasses all the surprises and complexities that ambush us when death gradually, unstoppably invades life. In The Long Goodbye, Patti Davis describes losing her father to Alzheimer’s disease, saying goodbye in stages, helpless against the onslaught of a disease that steals what is most precious–a person’s memory. “Alzheimer’s,” she writes, “snips away at the threads, a slow unraveling, a steady retreat; as a witness all you can do is watch, cry, and whisper a soft stream of goodbyes.” She writes of needing to be reunited at forty-two with her mother (“she had wept as much as I over our long, embittered war”), of regaining what they had spent decades demolishing; a truce was necessary to bring together a splintered family, a few weeks before her father released his letter telling the country and the world of his illness . . . The author delves into her memories to touch her father again, to hear his voice, to keep alive the years she had with him. She writes as if past and present were coming together, of her memories as a child, holding her father’ s hand, and as a young woman whose hand is being given away in marriage by her father . . . of her father teaching her to ride a bicycle, of the moment when he let her go and she went off on her own . . . of his teaching her the difference between a hawk and a buzzard . . . of the family summer vacations at a rented beach house–each of them tan, her father looking like the athlete he was, with a swimmer’s broad shoulders and lean torso. . . . She writes of how her father never resisted solitude, in fact was born for it, of that strange reserve that made people reach for him. . . . She recalls him sitting at his desk, writing, staring out the window . . . and she writes about the toll of the disease itself, the look in her father’s eyes, and her efforts to reel him back to her. Moving . . . honest . . . an illuminating portrait of grief, of a man, a disease, and a woman and her father. With a preface written by the author for the eBook edition.
Download or read book Quarterly Essay 66 The Long Goodbye PDF or another Format written by Anna Krien and published by Black Inc.. This book was released on 2017-06-13 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Great Barrier Reef is dying. Extreme weather is becoming all too familiar. Yet when it comes to action on climate change, division and paralysis rule the land. In this vivid, urgent essay, Anna Krien explores the psychology and politics of a warming world. She visits the frontlines of Australia’s climate wars – the Reef, the Galilee and Bowen basins, South Australia. She investigates the Adani mine, with its toxic politics and controversial economics. Talking to power workers and scientists, lobbyists and activists, she considers where climate change is taking us, and where effective action is to be found. “This was Turnbull’s moment, and the Liberal Party’s too. Not just the Snowy 2.0, but the whole thing – an ailing and dysfunctional grid, a complex issue, something for the ‘adults’ to take responsibility for. But instead of leadership, Australians got politics as usual. Cheap shots, culture-war baiting, bad and good ideas lobbed like hot potatoes and lost in the trash talk of low-grade politics. After the ten-day policy spree, Turnbull resumed his poker face, continuing with his grim role of negotiating with the vipers in his nest.” Anna Krien, The Long Goodbye
Download or read book The Long Farewell PDF or another Format written by Michael Innes and published by . This book was released on 1982 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Short Letter, Long Farewell PDF or another Format written by Peter Handke and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 1974-01-01 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Short Letter, Long Farewell tells the story of a young Austrian--evidently modeled on the author--on a month's journey across the United States. The book opens in Providence, where a letter awaits the un-named narrator from his estranged wife, Judith. "I am in New York," it says. "Please don't look for me. It would not be nice for you to find me." As the novel proceeds, however, it gradually becomes clear that Judith is pursuing him, not vice versa--pursuing with the intent to kill. He spends a day in New York, then goes on to Philadelphia, where he joins an old flame and her daughter. The trio drives to St. Louis, still shadowed by Judith; partly to escape her (and partly to face her), the narrator strikes out west on his own, to Tucson, where he is robbed by Judith's agents, then up to the Oregon coast, where a roadside showdown takes place and a gunshot echoes over the Pacific. "I seem to have been born for horror and fear," Handke's narrator confesses. As the narrator and Judith maneuver toward their coastal rendezvous, his life itself may depend on whether he has achieved enough--in the flesh and in the mind--to confront the pistol trembling in her hand.
Download or read book The Long farewell PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 1986 with total page 14 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Long Farewell PDF or another Format written by D. E. Charlwood and published by . This book was released on 1993 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reprint of a well-received historical account, first published in 1981, of the sea voyages from Britain to Australia during the 19th century. Based on more than 100 shipboard diaries written by both ships' crew and passengers. Includes footnotes, a bibliography and an index. The author has written several maritime histories, as well as two volumes of autobiography, 'March as to War' and 'Journeys into Night', and the classic, 'No Moon Tonight'.