We Are Bridges

We Are Bridges
Title We Are Bridges PDF eBook
Author Cassandra Lane
Publisher Feminist Press at CUNY
Pages 182
Release 2021-04-20
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1952177936

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"In this evocative memoir, Cassandra Lane deftly uses the act of imagination to reclaim her ancestors’ story as a backdrop for telling her own. The tradition of Black women’s storytelling leaps forward within these pages—into fresh, daring, and excitingly new territory." —Bridgett M. Davis, author of The World According to Fannie Davis When Cassandra Lane finds herself pregnant at thirty-five, the knowledge sends her on a poignant exploration of memory to prepare for her entry into motherhood. She moves between the twentieth-century rural South and present-day Los Angeles, reimagining the intimate life of her great-grandparents Mary Magdelene Magee and Burt Bridges, and Burt's lynching at the hands of vengeful white men in his southern town. We Are Bridges turns to creative nonfiction to reclaim a family history from violent erasure so that a mother can gift her child with an ancestral blueprint for their future. Haunting and poetic, this debut traces the strange fruit borne from the roots of personal loss in one Black family—and considers how to take back one’s American story.




A memoir on suspension bridges

A memoir on suspension bridges
Title A memoir on suspension bridges PDF eBook
Author Charles Stewart Drewry (A.M.I.C.E.)
Publisher
Pages 268
Release 1832
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Bridges a Memoir of Love

Bridges a Memoir of Love
Title Bridges a Memoir of Love PDF eBook
Author Pauline A. Lomas
Publisher
Pages 156
Release 1995-09
Genre Performing Arts
ISBN 9780963686411

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HELLO, FROM SOMEWHERE: Stories of the Roads I Traveled (A Memoir)

HELLO, FROM SOMEWHERE: Stories of the Roads I Traveled (A Memoir)
Title HELLO, FROM SOMEWHERE: Stories of the Roads I Traveled (A Memoir) PDF eBook
Author Metty Pellicer
Publisher BookLocker.com, Inc.
Pages 272
Release 2015-01-01
Genre Travel
ISBN 1634901290

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Whenever the author has returned from traveling her friends wanted to hear detailed accounts of her experiences. She started emailing these accounts. Many have kept copies of their favorite pieces and soon everyone wanted the author to compile them into a book. From Alaska to Zanzibar, the author offers funny and detailed observations of the places, people, and cultures she has encountered. On a visit to Pompeii, she tells of frescoes of the various ways ancient Romans copulate. In Africa she thrilled to the spectacle of a lion kill of an impala in the wild, but was repelled by a cat with its kill of a rat in the alleys of Zanzibar. On her 70th birthday, she celebrated with a solo walk of the 800 km Camino Santiago de Compostela from St. Jean Pied de Port in the French Pyrenees to Galicia in Spain. She got lost in the mountains on the first day, but the trek was smooth all the way from there. After her husband passed in 2004 she continued to travel and reflected on her life. A lapsed Catholic, she took a Buddhist retreat in Tassajara trying to inject a spiritual dimension in her life, but she found the vegetarian meals and the mountains more alluring. Along the way she made many friends, young and old, who enriched her life and who showed her that life is indeed beautiful!




The Gospel According To The Sons Of God A Memoir pretending to be An Informal History

The Gospel According To The Sons Of God A Memoir pretending to be An Informal History
Title The Gospel According To The Sons Of God A Memoir pretending to be An Informal History PDF eBook
Author Kevin Don Levellie
Publisher Lulu.com
Pages 264
Release 2015-09-24
Genre Religion
ISBN 1312514809

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What was it like to be in a Bible College music group? What was it like to travel with Ruben Ratzlaff, Dallas Meserve, Warren Bell, Jim Crain and Hal and Evelyn Martin? What was the Al Hammond Song? Where did Eileen Alder think we should sing? I'm sure you have never in your life wondered about those things, but they're answered in this book. This is a book about my experience in a Southern Gospel Quartet in my home church and at San Jose Bible College. It's about one of the most intense formative periods in my life. It's about an era, a church, a school, a style of music and how five over the top fellows learned to minister together. It also tells the most embarrassing moment of my life, but you have to buy the book and read it to find that one out.




A Bad Reaction

A Bad Reaction
Title A Bad Reaction PDF eBook
Author Sarah Bridges
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 207
Release 2016-03-15
Genre Health & Fitness
ISBN 1510701478

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A mother’s story of raising an autistic son, navigating the vaccine court, and confronting the widespread denial of a link between vaccines and autism. At four months old, Porter Bridges went in for his well-baby checkup and received an array of vaccines. That night he spiked a 105-degree fever and had a two-hour grand mal seizure. He was rushed to the hospital where doctors struggled to stabilize him while his family paced the halls waiting to hear if he was conscious. Though no one could know it at the time, Porter’s hospitalization marked the start of a terrifying and tragic decline in his health and the health of his family. And while the effects of Porter’s reaction would take years to fully develop, the cause was never in doubt—Porter’s hospital record reads, “Brain injury from pertussis vaccine.” Cognitive dissonance is the psychology term for that queasy feeling we get when things just don’t line up. Here are the facts: Porter is a healthy infant one moment and has brain damage the next. The CDC says vaccines are always safe, but the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program awards Porter’s family millions of dollars to pay for his pertussis injury. The CDC sends a press release saying vaccines never cause autism. That afternoon, government funds pay for Porter’s autism therapy. He goes three times a week. A Bad Reaction is a personal journey—sometimes painful, sometimes funny. It confronts the dissonance between what the government tells us about the vaccine-autism link and its secret payments compensating the vaccine-injured. It tackles broader issues such as individual versus government responsibility, the conflicts of interest in vaccination-safety research, and the balance of individual and collective good. Vaccines hold the special distinction of being the only mandated drugs all children receive and have saved innumerable lives. They also have safety risks. This book is about one of those “negative outcomes.” His name is Porter. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.




A Memoir of Suspension Bridges

A Memoir of Suspension Bridges
Title A Memoir of Suspension Bridges PDF eBook
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Pages 256
Release 1832
Genre Suspension bridges
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