The Night of the Gun

As David says, we remember the stories we can live with, not the ones that happened.

Author: David Carr

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471108422

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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David Carr was an addict for more than twenty years -- first dope, then coke, then finally crack -- before the prospect of losing his newborn twins made him sober up in a bid to win custody from their crack-dealer mother. Once recovered, he found that his recollection of his 'lost' years differed -- sometimes radically -- from that of his family and friends. The night, for example, his best friend pulled a gun on him. 'No,' said the friend (to David's horror, as a lifelong pacifist), 'It was you that had the gun.' Using all his skills as an investigative reporter, he set out to research his own life, interviewing everyone from his parents and his ex-partners to the policemen who arrested him, the doctors who treated him and the lawyers who fought to prove he was fit to have custody of his kids. Unflinchingly honest and beautifully written, the result is both a shocking account of the depths of addiction and a fascinating examination of how -- and why -- our memories deceive us. As David says, we remember the stories we can live with, not the ones that happened.

The Congressional Globe

The Little Belt fired first . I was Joux Niess was examined . then looking at her ,
and saw the flash , and heard Question . Were you on board the President the
report of the gun . on the night of the action between her and the TROPHEMUs
Davis ...

Author: United States. Congress



Category: United States


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The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States

Did the President or Little Belt fire given to the commander of the Little Belt ? the
first gun ? Answer . At that time , the ... I was captain of , and quartered at , ident
on the night of the action between her and gun No. 2 in the first division on the
gun ...

Author: United States. Congress



Category: United States


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The Night of the Scorpion

just. two. hours. ,. the. gate. will open and the Old Ones will return . ” Mr . Todd ' s
hands came up , levelling the gun . Almost simultaneously there was a loud
screech and something small and brown flashed through the air . The German ' s

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

ISBN: 9780744400533

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 159

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In this new story by the author of The Devil's Doorbell, Martin Hopkins and Richard Cole are together again. They soon find themselves airbound for Peru where Richard immediately gets arrested, Martin is beaten up and robbed of all his belongings, and he and a new friend Pedro, are chased by a sinister Mr Todd into a world of intrigue, suspicion and danger. In the end they are forced to take on the saving of life itself and Martin calls on all his strength and mystical power to combat the evil influences around them.

The Night of the Rambler

slightly and there, between the black fabric of his shirt and his green trousers, the
men sitting right behind him could discern the glowing black metal of the gun. It
was only through the levelheadedness of the bus driver that the three Anguillians

Author: Montague Kobbé

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1617751820

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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This tale of a little-known revolt in the Caribbean is “part literary thriller, part revolutionary study, part epic historical narrative”(Joe Meno, author of The Boy Detective Fails). A sympathetic and often humorous account of an obscure episode in the history of the remote island of Anguilla, in the northeast Caribbean, The Night of the Rambler revolves around a haphazard attempt by a dozen or so locals to invade neighboring St. Kitts, in an effort to topple the government of the recently established Associated State of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla. Ostensibly, the action maps the fifteen hours that lapse between the moment when the “rebels” board The Rambler, the thirty-five-foot motorboat that will take them across the strait to St. Kitts, and the break of dawn the following day, when it becomes obvious that the unaccomplished mission will have to be aborted. The novel is at turns highly dramatic and hilarious, all the while bringing deep honesty to the often-unexamined righteousness of revolution. “Colorful detours into native lore, such as a rich Dutchman’s fabled courtship of a local beauty, strike grace notes that echo Marquez. . . . Readers . . . will be rewarded with the little-known tale of how the underdog country demanded its own place in the 20th century.” —Publishers Weekly “This is a book about revolution and the underdog, about a small, isolated island fighting for recognition, opportunity and justice; it is a compelling tale about a curious historical episode, but also a vital look at priorities, perspective and the right to live in dignity, issues that, much like Anguilla’s rebellion of 1967, are all too easily forgotten.” —The Island Review “This is a fine novel, a surprising novel, perhaps the first true novel I have read about the nature of revolutions. The Night of the Rambler is ambitious, smart, and successful. It raises all sorts of questions about what revolutions want, how revolutions fail, and why revolutions are necessary—challenging all the while how history remembers them.” —Percival Everett, author of Erasure

Southern Reporter

That he made a thorough Search, and that the gun was not there. That he saw
the gun that night soon after Coleman came back,about three minutes, he
reckoned. That, When Coleman came, witness called him, and asked if it was
Coleman, ...




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Includes the decisions of the Supreme Courts of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi, the Appellate Courts of Alabama and, Sept. 1928/Jan. 1929-Jan./Mar. 1941, the Courts of Appeal of Louisiana.

The Night of Toil

Or, A Familiar Account of the Labors of the First Missionaries in the South Sea
Islands Favell Lee Mortimer ... When the brethren heard of this circumstance ,
they wrote to the captain to ask , as a favour , to purchase a gun for Otu , as they ...

Author: Favell Lee Mortimer



Category: Missions

Page: 456

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In the Night of the Heat

A Tennyson Hardwick Novel Blair Underwood, Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes.
Evangeline Jackson told me how she'd complained about a migraine after
Sunday dinner, so no one had disturbed her after ... The gun ended up in my

Author: Blair Underwood

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416570470

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Hoping for a respite as his father slowly recovers from a stroke, Hollywood actor Tennyson Hardwick strives to land decent acting jobs and enjoys a relationship with his new girlfriend, circumstances that affect his perceptions about commitment and responsibility.

Reminiscences and Thrilling Stories of the War by Returned Heroes

Apparently they had one field gun with them , and it paid particular attention to
the guns of Battery B of Utah . " Finally , one ... It burst right where the flash of the
Spanish gun had been seen , and the Spanish gun was heard no more that night

Author: James Rankin Young



Category: Manila Bay, Battle of, Philippines, 1898

Page: 665

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A Fine Day for a Hanging

Given this defect, the authors questionwhy the gun didnot break on the night of
the shooting, which is to ignore the arbitrary nature of so much else, inthe
sameway thatDavidmight have livedhad he chosen to remainat TanzaRoad that
night ...

Author: Carol Ann Lee

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780573693

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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In 1955, former nightclub manageress Ruth Ellis shot dead her lover, David Blakely. Following a trial that lasted less than two days, she was found guilty and sentenced to death. She became the last woman to be hanged in Britain, and her execution is the most notorious of hangman Albert Pierrepoint's 'duties'. Despite Ruth's infamy, the story of her life has never been fully told. Often wilfully misinterpreted, the reality behind the headlines was buried by an avalanche of hearsay. But now, through new interviews and comprehensive research into previously unpublished sources, Carol Ann Lee examines the facts without agenda or sensation. A portrait of the era and an evocation of 1950s club life in all its seedy glamour, A Fine Day for a Hanging sets Ruth's gripping story firmly in its historical context in order to tell the truth about both her timeless crime and a punishment that was very much of its time.

The Guns of Independence

Eight feet to the right the gun emplacement ditch grew deeper, indicating the
mortars were probably fired from that point. ... Then, as they engaged the enemy
on the night of October 16, two more guns were advanced and placed at a
greater ...

Author: Jerome Greene

Publisher: Savas Beatie

ISBN: 1611210054

Category: History

Page: 360

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The siege of Yorktown in the fall of 1781 was the single most decisive engagement of the American Revolution. The campaign has all the drama any historian or student could want: the war's top generals and admirals pitted against one another; decisive naval engagements; cavalry fighting; siege warfare; night bayonet attacks; and much more. Until now, however, no modern scholarly treatment of the entire campaign has been produced. By the summer of 1781, America had been at war with England for six years. No one believed in 1775 that the colonists would put up such a long and credible struggle. France sided with the colonies as early as 1778, but it was the dispatch of 5,500 infantry under Comte de Rochambeau in the summer of 1780 that shifted the tide of war against the British. In early 1781, after his victories in the Southern Colonies, Lord Cornwallis marched his army north into Virginia. Cornwallis believed the Americans could be decisively defeated in Virginia and the war brought to an end. George Washington believed Cornwallis's move was a strategic blunder, and he moved vigorously to exploit it. Feinting against General Clinton and the British stronghold of New York, Washington marched his army quickly south. With the assistance of Rochambeau's infantry and a key French naval victory at the Battle off the Capes in September, Washington trapped Cornwallis on the tip of a narrow Virginia peninsula at a place called Yorktown. And so it began. Operating on the belief that Clinton was about to arrive with reinforcements, Cornwallis confidently remained within Yorktown's inadequate defenses. Determined that nothing short of outright surrender would suffice, his opponent labored day and night to achieve that end. Washington's brilliance was on display as he skillfully constricted Cornwallis's position by digging entrenchments, erecting redoubts and artillery batteries, and launching well-timed attacks to capture key enemy positions. The nearly flawless Allied campaign sealed Cornwallis's fate. Trapped inside crumbling defenses, he surrendered on October 19, 1781, effectively ending the war in North America. Penned by historian Jerome A. Greene, The Guns of Independence: The Siege of Yorktown, 1781 offers a complete and balanced examination of the siege and the participants involved. Greene's study is based upon extensive archival research and firsthand archaeological investigation of the battlefield. This fresh and invigorating study will satisfy everyone interested in American Revolutionary history, artillery, siege tactics, and brilliant leadership. About the Author: Jerome A. Greene is a historian with the National Park Service. He is the author or editor of many books, including Morning Star Dawn: The Powder River Expedition and the Northern Cheyenne, 1876, and his most recent effort, Washita: The U.S. Army and the Southern Cheyennes, 1867-1869. He lives in Colorado.

Guns in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 2nd Edition 3 volumes

The Montgomery Advertiser reported how the turmoil of the time shaped her
views: “During the bombings of the summer of 1963, her father and other
neighborhood men guarded the streets at night to keep white vigilantes at bay.
Rice said her ...

Author: Gregg Lee Carter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313386714

Category: History

Page: 1096

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Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations

The Household Narrative of Current Events

when Lord Raglan, after consultation with General Can- robert, ordered the
batteries to fire 30 rounds each gun per day, instead of 147 as they had ... This
was accomplished, though with considerable loss, on the night of the 19th and

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: [s.n.]




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A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783

... disturbed between eleven and twelve o'clock they said they wanted men and
guns ; they on the night of the 9th of June ... iwo servant went to the kitchen
window , and broke it ' men , Fox and Walters , my son William , open , and a gun
was ...

Author: Thomas Bayly Howell



Category: Law reports, digests, etc


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The South Western Reporter

He told me again to stand back . saw him with a gun , after what had passed I told
him I wasn't afraid of him or his gun , the night before , I was afraid he would
come and again cursed him , and told him I was in , and I watched him closely .




Category: Law reports, digests, etc


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Includes the decisions of the Supreme Courts of Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Texas, and Court of Appeals of Kentucky; Aug./Dec. 1886-May/Aug. 1892, Court of Appeals of Texas; Aug. 1892/Feb. 1893-Jan./Feb. 1928, Courts of Civil and Criminal Appeals of Texas; Apr./June 1896-Aug./Nov. 1907, Court of Appeals of Indian Territory; May/June 1927-Jan./Feb. 1928, Courts of Appeals of Missouri and Commission of Appeals of Texas.

Cobbett s Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

Troth , I did not ; " The gun which was lost was not the gun , said she , “ both me
and my husband . ” which Mr. Knox gave him ! -- No , but an old Court . - Was any
thing taken that night ? gun he had from the time of the rebellion , -Not that I ...






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Chronicles of the Last Liturian

We heard the all too familiar sound of the bombs exploding and we could hear
the Bofors gun pounding away in the back lane. Tracer bullets from the gun
emplacements tore into the night chasing the bombers. Father was with the
wardens ...

Author: Kenneth Rogers, Jr.

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 1625165226

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 146

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The Diary of Oliver Lee tells the tale of the last Liturian, cursed and blessed with the ability to “stream” stories from the minds of others and tell the tales they can’t. As a young boy, Kevin is pulled toward a mysterious used bookstore that only he seems able to see. He enters and meets an eccentric sales clerk who gives him the diary of a man named Oliver Lee. The boy takes the book home and reads of the old man’s lifelong search for a couple he has never met, as well as his journey through the lives of the fantastic and the ordinary to find and save their lives. After he finishes reading the diary, the boy races back to the bookstore, but finds that it is now empty. Begin the chronicle and understand the mystery, the lies, and the truth of Oliver Lee in this unforgettable, puzzling fantasy novel, which is the first book in the Liturian trilogy.

Breaking the Fortress Line 1914

The corps artillery, charged with the bombardment of Forts Camp des Romains,
Paroches and Liouville, was set up in the ravines that extended from Lavigneville
... The placement of the guns on the night of 22/23 September was difficult due ...

Author: Clayton Donnell

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473830125

Category: History

Page: 256

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Breaking the Fortress Line 1914 offers a fascinating new perspective on the German offensive against France and Belgium in 1914. In graphic detail it describes the intense fighting that took place around the forts and fortified cities that stood in the path of the German invasion. The ordeal began with the German assault on the mighty fortress of Lige. They took twelve days to batter their way through the 'Gateway to Belgium', losing thousands of men in repeated frontal assaults, and they had to bring up the heaviest siege artillery ever used to destroy the defences.This is the epic struggle that Clayton Donnell depicts in this compelling account of a neglected aspect of the battles that followed the outbreak of the Great War. Not only does he reconstruct the German attack on the strongpoints they encountered along the entire invasion line, but he traces the history and design of these fixed defences and analyses the massive military building programmes undertaken by the French, the Germans and the Belgians between 1871 and 1914. Thousands of huge forts, infantry strongpoints, bunkers, casemates and shelters were dug out along the French and German borders. The German Moselstellung and Steinbruch-stellung were born. These massive concrete fortress systems with steel gun turrets and diesel motors to generate electricity were a completely new concept of fortress design.As war approached, France and Germany devised plans to overcome each other's powerful armies and these border defences. The French plan avoided contact with the German fortress system. But the Kaiser's army faced twelve forts at Lige, nine more at Namur, and then the strongpoints of the first and second Sr de Rivires lines. Clayton Donnell provides a gripping narrative of the violent confrontation that followed.

Violence Proof Your Kids Now

guns out of other youngsters' hands. But what about the prowler who may
surprise you in the middle of the night, thus making a loaded gun on your
nightstand imperative? Scare him away with a loud watchdog, a sound alarm
system, ...

Author: Erika V. Shearin Karres

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781609254858

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

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According to Erika Karres, all it would have taken to prevent the Columbine massacre was one person - one parent, coach, or neighbor who recognized the signs. In this book, Karres distills 30 years' experience working with students as an antiviolence expert into a sensible guide for adults dealing with the current youth crisis. She explains the indicators of potential violence - including weak human connections, emotional difficulties, weapons access, and school alienation - and recommends ways adults can help troubled kids.

The Rod and the Gun

A poacher armed with a gun finds a cloudy night fully as good for slaughter as
one in which the moon shines ; and , if larch trees grow in the wood , to these he
resorts ; knowing , by experience , that the pheasant prefers this kind of tree to
any ...

Author: James Wilson



Category: Fishes

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