A Better Death

A Better Death

A Better Death brings together a wealth of experience both as an oncologist and as a human being. Srivastava knows that death is far more than a clinical problem. It is the end point of a complex journey, and medicine is only one of the ...

Author: Ranjana Srivastava

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781925750966

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

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A powerful, timely exploration of the art of living and dying on our own terms by one of Australia’s most respected voices Of all the experiences we share, two universal events bookend our lives: we were all born and we will all die. We don't have a choice in how we enter the world but we can have a say in how we leave it. In order to die well, we must be prepared to contemplate our mortality and to broach it with our loved ones, who are often called upon to make important decisions on our behalf. These are some of the most important conversations we can have with each other - to find peace, kindness and gratitude for what has gone before, and acceptance of what is to come. Dr Ranjana Srivastava draws on two decades of experience to share her observations and advice on leading a meaningful life and finding dignity and composure at the end. With an emphasis on advocacy, leaving a legacy and staying true to our deepest convictions, Srivastava tells stories of strength, hope and resilience in the face of grief and offers an optimistic meditation on approaching the end of life. Intelligent, warm and deeply affecting, A Better Death is a passionate exploration of the art of living and dying well. Dr Ranjana Srivastava OAM is a practising oncologist, award-winning writer, broadcaster and Fulbright scholar. See www.ranjanasrivastava.com
Categories: Self-Help

No Better Death

No Better Death

The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G. Malone John Crawford. Quinn's Post Anzac 15.7.15 Dear McDonnell Glad to get yours of 4th Inst, but sorry to hear you have had and are having such a bad time. . . . Brunt has just gone off ...

Author: John Crawford

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

ISBN: 9781775591283

Category: History

Page: 376

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The story of Gallipoli has been told many times, but few first-hand accounts exist, and none shows such acute observation as this one by the commander who led the assault on Chunuk Bair: Lieutenant-Colonel W. G. Malone. His diary and letters reveal a man of honesty, wit, knowledge and courage — and tell a moving story we should never forget. Lieutenant-Colonel W. G. Malone, commanding officer of the Wellington Battalion of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli, is best known for his capture and heroic defence of Chunuk Bair on 8 August 1915. A gifted leader of men, he planned the action with his characteristic good sense and attention to detail. Chunuk Bair was held for two days before being lost in the last of a series of furious counter-attacks. By then William Malone was dead, and New Zealand had lost one of its finest officers. It emerged later that Malone had left behind a detailed diary and a large number of letters to family members and friends. Always shrewd and observant, Malone charts almost daily the events in the year leading up to Chunuk Bair: his preparation for war, the training camps, the voyage to Egypt, landing at Gallipoli, and life on the peninsula during the eventful few months from April to August 1915. Renowned for his imposition of tight discipline, Malone was nevertheless a caring and thoughtful leader of his men, always concerned for their welfare. He also loved his family, and in particular his second wife Ida. His letters to her are among the most moving in this book, and his tender concern for their young family back home shines through. The story of his older sons, three of whom also served in the Great War, forms part of the narrative too, a family story which continues right up to 2012, when Malone’s great-great-grandson was killed on active service in Afghanistan.
Categories: History

The Great Death

The Great Death

... placing her feet exactly in Millie's tracks — so that Millie had a better chance of sneaking up on them. They moved slowly, keeping out of sight by staying in line with a brushy deadfall by the river's frozen edge.

Author: John Smelcer

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 9781466872189

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 176

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The Great Death arrived with the man from downriver, the one who came with the light-colored strangers and had little red spots covering his body. Thirteen-year-old Millie and her younger sister, Maura, are fascinated by the guests, but soon sickness takes over their village. As they watch the people they know and love die, the sisters remain unaffected and begin to realize that they will have to find a new home. Alone in the cold Alaskan winter of 1917, struggling to overcome the obstacles nature throws their way, the girls discover that their true strength lies in their love for each other. John Smelcer's spare and beautiful prose shapes the sisters' story with tenderness and skill, presenting a powerful tale of determination, survival, and family.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

The Last Great Death Stunt

The Last Great Death Stunt

Why, I've been a better friend to the local press than any police chief in the city's history.” “What about criminal charges against the ... “In my opinion, the mayor did not order sufficient security tonight to prevent the Death Stunt.

Author: Clark Howard

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504060738

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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One team of daredevils is planning the ultimate death stunt finale in this novel by a “superlative storyteller” (Publishers Weekly). A team of professional stunt performers are likely to lose their livelihoods as a new law goes into effect, severely limiting their ability to take the risks that have made them who they are. In the meantime, they have a plan to mark a spectacular end to their careers—and possibly their lives—in this action-packed thriller by an Edgar Award–winning author.
Categories: Fiction

A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare Much adoe about nothing 1899

A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare  Much adoe about nothing  1899

Therefore let Benedicke like couered fire , Confume away in fighes , waste inwardly : It were a better death , to die with mockes , Which is as bad as die with tickling . 82. couered ] couerd Q. 84. better death , to ] bitter death ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015056023339

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Page: 470

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The Voice of This Calling

The Voice of This Calling

One of the poets of the GreatWar, Charles Sorley— the cousin of the politician 'RAB' Butler * wrote a poem that was found in ... Then add thereto, 'Yet many a better one has died before'. ... Great Death has made all his for evermore.

Author: Eric James

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780819281203

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Collection of addresses by one of the Church of England's most loved and respected pastors.
Categories: Religion

Joint Documents of the State of Michigan

Joint Documents of the State of Michigan

These governments having been founded for the better protection of life and liberty , and under them neither life or ... caused a greater death - rate than the missiles of any mortal enemy , against which the utmost exertions have ...

Author: Michigan

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ISBN: CHI:74655851

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Much ado about nothing a comedy now first publ in fully recovered metrical form and with a prefatory essay by W W Lloyd Princeps ed

Much ado about nothing  a comedy  now first publ  in fully recovered metrical form and with a prefatory essay by W W  Lloyd   Princeps ed

... waste inwardly : It were a better death than die with mocks , Which is as bad as die with tickling . Urs . Yet tell her of it : hear what she will say . Hero . No ; rather I will go to Benedick , And counsel him to fight against his ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590901321

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Much Ado about Nothing

Much Ado about Nothing

If I should speak , She'd mock me into air ; 0 , she would laugh me Out of myself , press me to death with wit ! Therefore let Benedick , like cover'd fire , Consume away in sighs , waste inwardly : It were a better death than die with ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: BML:37001101587355

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Page: 76

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