A Stolen Life

A Stolen Life
Title A Stolen Life PDF eBook
Author Jaycee Dugard
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 293
Release 2012-07-03
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1451629192

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A revelatory memoir about a young woman whose life was stolen when she was kidnapped in 1991 and remained an object of captivity for 18 years.




Freedom

Freedom
Title Freedom PDF eBook
Author Jaycee Dugard
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 272
Release 2017-07-11
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1501147633

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"In the follow-up to ... A Stolen Life, [kidnapping survivor] Jaycee Dugard tells the story of her first experiences after years in captivity: the joys that accompanied her newfound freedom and the challenges of adjusting to life on her own"--Provided by publisher.




A Stolen Life

A Stolen Life
Title A Stolen Life PDF eBook
Author Jane Louise Curry
Publisher Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages 0
Release 1999
Genre Indentured servants
ISBN 9780689829321

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In 1758 in Scotland, teenaged Jamesina MacKenzie finds her courage and resolution severely tested when she is abducted by spiriters and, after a harrowing voyage across the Atlantic, sold as a bond slave to a Virginia planter.




Stolen Life

Stolen Life
Title Stolen Life PDF eBook
Author Yvonne Johnson
Publisher Vintage Canada
Pages 466
Release 2012-07-31
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0307367134

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"Written with primal intensity, touched with redeeming compassion, Rudy Wiebe--has explored our history, our roots and the secrets of our hearts with moral seriousness and great feeling." Governor General's Award for Fiction Citation, 1994 A powerful, major work of non-fiction, beautifully written, from the twice winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction, and the great-great-granddaughter of Big Bear. This is a story about justice, and terrible injustices, a story about a murder, and a courtroom drama as compelling as any thriller as it unravels the events that put Yvonne Johnson behind bars for life, first in Kingston's Federal Prison for Women until the riot that closed it, and presently in the Okimaw Ochi Healing Lodge in the Cypress Hills. But above all it is the unforgettable true story of the life of a Native woman who has decided to speak out and break the silence, written with the redeeming compassion that marks all Rudy Wiebe's writing, and informed throughout by Yvonne Johnson's own intelligence and poetic eloquence. Characters and events spring to life with the vividness of fiction. The story is told sometimes in the first person by Rudy Wiebe, sometimes by Yvonne herself. He tracks down the details of Yvonne's early life in Butte, Montana, as a child with a double-cleft palate, unable to speak until the kindness of one man provided the necessary operations; the murder of her beloved brother while in police custody; her life of sexual abuse at the hands of another brother, grandfather and others; her escape to Canada - to Winnipeg and Wetaskiwin; the traumas of her life that led to alcoholism, and her slow descent into hell despite the love she found with her husband and three children. He reveals how she participated, with three others, in the murder of the man she believed to be a child abuser; he unravels the police story, taking us step by step, with jail-taped transcripts, through the police attempts to set one member of the group against the others in their search for a conviction - and the courtroom drama that followed. And Yvonne openly examines her life and, through her grandmother, comes to understand the legacy she has inherited from her ancestor Big Bear; having been led through pain to wisdom, she brings us with her to the point where she finds spiritual strength in passing on the lessons and understandings of her life. How the great-great-granddaughter of Big Bear reached out to the author of The Temptations of Big Bear to help her tell her story is itself an extraordinary tale. The co-authorship between one of Canada's foremost writers and the only Native woman in Canada serving life imprisonment for murder has produced a deeply moving, raw and honest book that speaks to all of us, and gives us new insight into the society we live in, while offering a deeply moving affirmation of spiritual healing.




Stolen Life

Stolen Life
Title Stolen Life PDF eBook
Author Antonio Buti
Publisher Fremantle Press
Pages 292
Release 2019-07-01
Genre Law
ISBN 1925815129

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On Christmas Day 1957, Joe Trevorrow walked through the blisteringheat to seek help for his sick baby boy. When relatives agreed to takeBruce to hospital, Joe was relieved — his son was in safe hands — but,within days, Bruce would be living with another family, and Joe wouldnever see his son again. At the age of ten, Bruce would be returned tohis Indigenous family, sparking a lifelong search for an identity thatcould never truly be known and a court case that made history.




A Stolen Life

A Stolen Life
Title A Stolen Life PDF eBook
Author Peter Meyler
Publisher Dundurn
Pages 148
Release 1999-11-15
Genre History
ISBN 9781896219554

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Captured in Bundu (now part of Senegal) around 1744, Pierpoint escapes slavery, finds freedom in Canada, and is involved in the War of 1812.




Stolen

Stolen
Title Stolen PDF eBook
Author Elizabeth Gilpin
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
Pages 305
Release 2021-07-20
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1538735423

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A gripping chronicle of psychological manipulation and abuse at a “therapeutic” boarding school for troubled teens, and how one young woman fought to heal in the aftermath. At fifteen, Elizabeth Gilpin was an honor student, a state-ranked swimmer and a rising soccer star, but behind closed doors her undiagnosed depression was wreaking havoc on her life. Growing angrier by the day, she began skipping practices and drinking to excess. At a loss, her parents turned to an educational consultant who suggested Elizabeth be enrolled in a behavioral modification program. That recommendation would change her life forever. The nightmare began when she was abducted from her bed in the middle of the night by hired professionals and dropped off deep in the woods of Appalachia. Living with no real shelter was only the beginning of her ordeal: she was strip-searched, force-fed, her name was changed to a number and every moment was a test of physical survival. After three brutal months, Elizabeth was transferred to a boarding school in Southern Virginia that in reality functioned more like a prison. Its curriculum revolved around a perverse form of group therapy where students were psychologically abused and humiliated. Finally, at seventeen, Elizabeth convinced them she was rehabilitated enough to “graduate” and was released. In this eye-opening and unflinching book, Elizabeth recalls the horrors she endured, the friends she lost to suicide and addiction, and—years later—how she was finally able to pick up the pieces of her life and reclaim her identity.