To Hell and Back

Personal Experiences of Trauma and How We Recover and Move on

Author: John Marzillier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780337841

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 5259


Despite how rare one-off traumatic events may seem, the statistics show that the majority of us are likely to experience such trauma at some point in our lives. In this innovative and engaging book, Marzillier combines first-hand accounts from trauma sufferers with over forty years of clinical practice to provide an honest, human description of how trauma affects us at the time and also after the event. Whether discussing accounts of terrorist bombings, natural disasters, road accidents or physical attacks, he looks at what these experiences do to us and offers practical and consoling advice - for both sufferers and their loved ones - on coping with the experience and developing resilience for the future.

To Hell and Back

Europe, 1914-1949

Author: Ian Kershaw

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 024118715X

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 2541


TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE YEAR AND EDITOR'S CHOICE 2015 In the summer of 1914 most of Europe plunged into a war so catastrophic that it unhinged the continent's politics and beliefs in a way that took generations to recover from. The disaster terrified its survivors, shocked that a civilization that had blandly assumed itself to be a model for the rest of the world had collapsed into a chaotic savagery beyond any comparison. In 1939 Europeans would initiate a second conflict that managed to be even worse - a war in which the killing of civilians was central and which culminated in the Holocaust. To Hell and Back tells this story with humanity, flair and originality. Kershaw gives a compelling narrative of events, but he also wrestles with the most difficult issues that the events raise - with what it meant for the Europeans who initiated and lived through such fearful times - and what this means for us.

Diet Hell and Back

The Return to a Heavenly Thin and Healthy Body

Author: Isabella Alexandria Morgan

Publisher: Infinite Utopia

ISBN: 0979275946

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 232

View: 9162


Skip the diet hell you may be experiencing within your body, and enter a heavenly experience no diet can ever deliver. Within these pages you are taught tools that work to gain wellness and peace of mind; the end result a thin and healthy body.

To Hell and Back

The Life of Samira Bellil

Author: Samira Bellil

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803213565

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 207

View: 8522


The author relates the painful story of her childhood in the Parisian suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis, her life with her violent Algerian parents, her gang rape at age fourteen, and her attempt to pursue her attackers through the French legal system despite t

Hell and Back

Reflections on Writers and Writing from Dante to Rushdie

Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1628720069

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 1534


In this brilliant collection of essays, Tim Parks, a celebrated novelist and master of the essay form, offers a wide range of wonderfully challenging and always provocative reflections on literature and the art of writing. Parks turns his attention to classic authors such as Dante, Leopardi, Borges, Beckett, and Christina Stead; contemporary writers including Vikram Seth and Salman Rushdie; and the late W. G. Sebald and José Saramago, along with a dozen others. The lead essay on Dante sets the tone for the entire collection: erudite, contemplative, witty, and meticulous, it constantly offers new insights into The Inferno, that most celebrated of all poems. In Hell and Back, Tim Parks reminds us just how exciting the essay form can be.

To Hell and Back

An Autobiography

Author: Niki Lauda

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473577950

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 532


Niki Lauda drove a car for sport, but crossed the line between life and death and fought back to even greater glory. Even people who know nothing of Formula One have heard of his crash at Nurburgring in 1976, when we was dragged from the inferno of his Ferrari so badly injured he was given the last rites. Within 33 days, he was racing again at Monza. His wounds bled, he had no eyelids. He was terrified. A year later, he reclaimed his World Championship title. In To Hell and Back he reveals how he battled fear to stage a comeback that seemed beyond human endurance. Then it’s Lauda vs Hunt, an epic rivalry later dramatized in 2013’s Hollywood blockbuster Rush, and he looks back on the strict childhood and parental disapproval that he believes gave him an ‘addiction to excellence’. There’ll never be another like him.

To Hell and Back

The Last Train from Hiroshima

Author: Charles Pellegrino

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442250593

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 1819


Drawing on the voices of atomic bomb survivors and the new science of forensic archaeology, Charles Pellegrino describes the events and the aftermath of two days in August when nuclear devices, detonated over Japan, changed life on Earth forever. To Hell and Back offers readers a stunning, “you are there” time capsule, wrapped in elegant prose. Charles Pellegrino’s scientific authority and close relationship with the A-bomb survivors make his account the most gripping and authoritative ever written. At the narrative’s core are eyewitness accounts of those who experienced the atomic explosions firsthand—the Japanese civilians on the ground. As the first city targeted, Hiroshima is the focus of most histories. Pellegrino gives equal weight to the bombing of Nagasaki, symbolized by the thirty people who are known to have fled Hiroshima for Nagasaki—where they arrived just in time to survive the second bomb. One of them, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, is the only person who experienced the full effects of both cataclysms within Ground Zero. The second time, the blast effects were diverted around the stairwell behind which Yamaguchi’s office conference was convened—placing him and few others in a shock cocoon that offered protection while the entire building disappeared around them. Pellegrino weaves spellbinding stories together within an illustrated narrative that challenges the “official report,” showing exactly what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki—and why. Also available from compatible vendors is an enhanced e-book version containing never-before-seen video clips of the survivors, their descendants, and the cities as they are today. Filmed by the author during his research in Japan, these 18 videos are placed throughout the text, taking readers beyond the page and offering an eye-opening and personal way to understand how the effects of the atomic bombs are still felt 70 years after detonation.

To Hell and Back

The Life Story of an Austrian World War II Survivor

Author: Maria Rosa

Publisher: Maria Rosa

ISBN: 0996035923

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

View: 8550


To Hell and Back: The Life Story of an Austrian World War II Survivor is a unique, one-of-a-kind memoir. Author Maria Rosa takes us on a journey through time and history as she tells the true-to-life story of her harrowing first-person experiences before, during, and after World War 2. Her adventures span the globe as Maria describes life as a little girl, a student, a young lady, a mother, and finally as a grandmother. Emotionally-charged drama alternates with historical narrative and comical anecdotes in Maria's extraordinary and entertaining narrative. Topics include: World War II The Anschluss or Nazi takeover of Austria Relations between Jews and Gentiles A child's view of the Holocaust Salzburg, the City of Mozart Hitler's "Eagle's Nest" retreat Historic castles and cathedrals The importance of women's education International travel adventures An encounter with Manhattan Freemasons Motherhood and family An abusive marriage The Cuban Missile Crisis The Assassination of JFK The Apollo Moon Landing The Vietnam War Two major California earthquakes The fall of the Berlin Wall The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library ...and much more! Compelling and educational, this eye-opening book is a must-read for all ages!

To Hell And Back

Author: Creola Davis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477128689

Category: Fiction

Page: 141

View: 3877


Angel believed that Kevin and Candy could do no wrong. Once she became aware of the fact that they could, her fairytale life was destroyed. She immediately began her journey to self destruction. Disillusioned and betrayed by those she loved, she began making bad choices. She ventured into a world fi lled with drugs, sex and humiliation. She could not grasp or understand how the tables had turned on her so suddenly. She went from having it all to having nothing. She eventually ended up getting her life back on track, just to fi nd out later that she was disillusioned again. All that she thought she was in charge of she found out she wasn’t. Who would have thought a serial killer could and would play such a pivotal role in her life.