FREE PREVIEW In this intimate, haunting literary memoir, an American icon tells her story for the first time, and in her own gorgeous words--about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother. One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From Gidget's sweet-faced "girl next door" to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-worthy ferocity and depth of Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity. Yet there is one character who always remained hidden: the shy and anxious little girl within. With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch-perfect prose of a natural-born writer, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect, Field brings readers behind-the-scenes for not only the highs and lows of her star-studded early career in Hollywood, but deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships--including her complicated love for her own mother. Powerful and unforgettable, In Pieces is an inspiring and important account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century.
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Recommendations. -- Methods. -- Background: attitudes towards policing. History of policing in pre-colonial and colonial Nigeria -- Structure and organization of the Nigerian police force. -- Deaths in police custody. -- Torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Types of torture or cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment -- Who is targeted: Arrest of friends or relatives of a suspect. Torture and ill-treatment of members of self-determination groups. -- The purpose -- The perpetrators --The location -- The right to freedom from torture. -- Rape by the police. -- Abusive conditions of detention and denial of medical treatment. -- Lack of due process of law. Acceptance of forced confessions -- Failure to be informed of grounds for arrest -- Absence of legal representation -- Prolonged pre-trial detention. -- Obstacles to redress. Criminal investigations and prosecutions -- Police Complaints Burea -- The 'Orderly Room Trial' -- The Police Service Commission -- National Human Rights Commission -- Inquests and autopsies -- Societal attitudes to torture and police abuses. -- Police Reform. Review of the Police Act -- Donor governments' support for police reform. -- Conclusion. -- Acknowledgements.
In the long run, we're all dead. But for some of the most influential figures in history, death marked the start of a new adventure. The famous deceased have been stolen, burned, sold, pickled, frozen, stuffed, impersonated and even filed away in a lawyer's office. Their fingers, teeth, toes, arms, legs, skulls, hearts, lungs and nether regions have embarked on voyages that criss-cross the globe and stretch the imagination. Counterfeiters tried to steal Lincoln's corpse. Einstein's brain went on a cross-country road trip. And after Lord Horatio Nelson perished at Trafalgar, his sailors submerged him in brandy - which they drank. From Mozart to Hitler, Rest in Pieces connects the lives of the famous dead to the hilarious and horrifying adventures of their corpses, and traces the evolution of cultural attitudes towards death.
Postmodernism in Pieces performs a postmortem on what is perhaps the most contested paradigm in literary studies. In the wake of a critical consensus proclaiming its death, Matthew Mullins breaks postmodernism down into its most fundamental orthodoxies and reassembles it piece by piece in light of recent theoretical developments in Actor-Network-Theory, object-oriented philosophy, new materialism, and posthumanism. In the last two decades postmodernism has collapsed under the weight of the very phenomena it set out to deconstruct: language, whiteness, masculinity, class, the academy. Recasting these categories as social constructs has done little to alleviate their material effects. Through detailed analyses of everyday objects in novels by Leslie Marmon Silko, Toni Morrison, Jonathan Lethem, John Barth, David Foster Wallace, Don DeLillo, and Julia Alvarez, Mullins argues that what makes fiction postmodern is its refusal to accept "social" explanations for problems facing a given culture, and its tendency instead to examine everyday things and people as constituent pieces of larger networks. The result is a new story of postmodernism, one that reimagines postmodernism as a starting point for a new mode of literary history rather than a finish line for modernity.
After the end of World War II, Clara Kirkpatrick returns from the Women's Army Corp to deliver a dying soldier's last wishes: convey his love to his young widow, Mattie, with apologies for the missed life they had planned to share. Struggling with her own post-war trauma, Clara thinks she's not prepared to handle the grief of this broken family. Yet upon meeting Mattie, and receiving a baby quilt that will never cuddle the soldier's baby, Clara vows to honor the sacrifices that family made. Now a labor and delivery nurse in her rural hometown, Clara wraps each new babe in the gifted quilt and later stitches the child's name into the cloth. As each new child is welcomed by the quilt, Clara begins to wonder whatever happened to Mattie—and if her own life would ever experience the love of a newborn. Little does she know that she will have the opportunity to re-gift the special quilt—years later and carrying even greater significance than when it was first bestowed.
Poetry in Pieces By: Timothy John Bergel Poetry in Pieces is a collection of children’s, religious, love, feeling, humor, and sadness poetry. There is happiness, sadness, and sometimes both in the same poem.
A victim of corporate downsizing in the bank at which he has worked for thirty years and trapped in an unhappy marriage, Henry Earl considers his future. He thinks about his life and how he came to be where he is today. He remembers his father: a force of nature and, sadly, a man as deaf as Henry has become. Recalling the events of both their lives—their laughter, their loves, and their tragedies—Henry weighs the past and the present and comes to a decision about what to do next in this dark comic tale.
In Pieces celebrates the diversity of contemporary fragmentary writing by offering a sampling of fragments written by 37 different writers--those who are known as well as new voices. Selections from diaries, notebooks, and letters; aphorisms; short prose pieces and vignettes... These are some of the fragmentary forms represented in this unique collection, the first of its kind to present a wide range of fragmentary writing as its own genre.
Si is 28 and unsure of what he wants ? in his job, his love life, even just for dinner. The only thing he's certain of is his friendship with Jimmy, a late-twenties professional footballer in a career he fears has stalled. Through their uncertainty and just plain lethargy, the two men anchor each other with regular catch-ups at their local, The Feathers. But little do they know that The Feathers is more than just a great place for a pint and a chin-wag; it's also a hub for a London-based IRA cell. Plans are being formed ? dangerous ones ? while Si and Jimmy drink away their quarter-life crises. And just as the guys start to get everything figured out ? against the roller-coaster backdrop of Manchester United's Double Double season, and the media and politics of mid-1990s Britain ? something happens that threatens to blow it all up. In Pieces ? the thinking man's Bridget Jones's Diary.