The scene was the University Club. The talk spread over a good deal of space, as talk will when pink cocktails, or “green gardens in a glass” confront, or are in front of, the talkees. Dickie said it couldn’t be done and Bob said it was possible and that he could do it. He might not have felt such confidence had it not been for the verdant stimulation. He could have done anything just then, so why not this particular feat or stunt? And who was this temerarious one and what was he like?
Author: Sam Flint
Publisher: Sam Flint
Release Date: 2015-05-04
Aidan Wheelan had built a successful life with nothing more than his wits and an instinct for profit. Not yet forty and already worth a good seven figures life seemed complete but then a knock at his door changed it forever. Everything Aidan valued, his beautiful wife, great kids and handsome home were at risk. But just when his long fight against authority to get back everything he’d lost was succeeding, victory could be snatched from his grasp. Faced with no choice Aidan stuck a deal with the devil, agreeing to become an informer for the agency prosecuting him so they could snare a much bigger target; a charismatic Russian billionaire with a shady past. A man with a deep interest in Aidan’s family. Love and friendship are tested to the limit as a web of lies, crime and violence envelops Aidan’s family and friends. If you have ever wondered how ordinary people go from watching the news to becoming the news, Nothing but the truth offers a frightening insight into how easy that can be. Discover how crime, politics and family secrets collide in a violent maelstrom that only love, truth and friendship can defeat. `Nothing but the truth takes you on a journey with John Le Carre behind the wheel and Simon Kernick and Sophie Hannah giving directions from the back seat.’
Author: John Kani
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Nothing but the Truth is the story of two brothers, of sibling rivalry, of exile, of memory and reconciliation, and the ambiguities of freedom. The play was John Kani’s debut as sole playwright and was first performed in the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. It won the 2003 Fleur du Cap Award for best actor and best new South African play. In the same year Kani was also awarded a special Obie award for his extraordinary contribution to theatre in the USA.
Vicky Pattison was once best known as the outspoken, fiery star of the notorious reality show Geordie Shore. It took the challenging conditions and terrifying trials of the I'm a Celebrity jungle for the nation to see Vicky's true colours: brave, kind, a team-player and loyal friend - and mistress of the wicked one-liner! Millions of viewers fell in love with Vicky and it was no surprise when they crowned her their Queen of the Jungle in a landslide victory. Now, in her number one bestselling autobiography, Vicky takes us back to where it all began: to the loving family who have always had her back; to the showbiz daydreams of an ambitious little girl and to the outrageous adventures of an outgoing young women making her way in the world. With courageous honesty, Vicky reveals how she experienced the highs and lows of fame on Geordie Shore, how she hit rock bottom when a turbulent relationship fell apart and how she dug deep to turn her life around and come out fighting. And for the first time Queen Vicky shares her exclusive behind-the-scenes I'm a Celeb gossip and reveals all her exciting plans for the future. Think you know Vicky Pattison? It's time to read the truth, the whole truth and NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH.
Author: George Kershaw
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1999-04-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study
Modern, original fiction for learners of English. It is the start of a new school year for teenager Hu at an international school in the exciting city of Bangkok. She has a problem with one of the teachers and does not know what to do. Through an adventure in a national park, acting in a musical and the help of friends, Hu finds the courage to tell the truth.
Author: John T. Lescroart
Release Date: 2001
San Francisco Defense Attorney Dismas Hardy becomes personally involved in a murder investigation when his wife is called as a witness in a murder trial--and jailed for contempt for protecting another man's secret. Reprint.
Author: James Montgomery
Release Date: 1920
On a wager Bob Bennett undertakes to tell the truth and nothing but the truth for three weeks. He is invited to a houseparty during that period, and because the girl he loves will be there he hasn't the strength to refuse. Many of the resulting complications are amusing.
Kit Pearson’s endearing heroine from The Whole Truth, Polly, is now thirteen and following in her sister’s footsteps to a boarding school in Victoria. The adjustment is difficult—all those rules!—and Polly often escapes into her dreams of becoming an artist. At least her family is intact again, and there are no more dark and difficult secrets to be kept hidden . . . that is, until her teenage sister, Maud, makes a dramatic confession. Will Polly be able to keep this new secret? Will it tear her family apart again?
Author: Yusuf Kodwavwala Dawood
Publisher: East African Publishers
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The handbook offers rich data on all aspects of the ICT industry and usage in Nigeria. It estimates for example that the number of phone lines in Nigeria has increased from 8 to over 14 million; the number of registered ISPs from 160 to 373, the number of computers from 1.9 million to 5 million, and the number of internet users from 750,000 to over 2.4 million. A particular area of focus of the new edition is ICT usage in the media.
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Author: Steven Lubet
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 2002-09-01
Lubet's Nothing But The Truth presents a novel and engaging analysis of the role of storytelling in trial advocacy. The best lawyers are storytellers, he explains, who take the raw and disjointed observations of witnesses and transform them into coherent and persuasive narratives. Critics of the adversary system, of course, have little patience for storytelling, regarding trial lawyers as flimflam artists who use sly means and cunning rhetoric to befuddle witnesses and bamboozle juries. Why not simply allow the witnesses to speak their minds, without the distorting influence of lawyers' stratagems and feints? But Lubet demonstrates that the craft of lawyer storytelling is a legitimate technique for determining the truth andnot at all coincidentallyfor providing the best defense for the attorney's client. Storytelling accomplishes three important purposes at trial. It helps to establish a "theory of the case," which is a plausible and reasonable explanation of the underlying events, presented in the light most favorable to the attorney's client. Storytelling also develops the "trial theme," which is the lawyer's way of adding moral force to the desired outcome. Most importantly, storytelling provides a coherent "story frame," which organizes all of the events, transactions, and other surrounding facts into an easily understandable narrative context. As with all powerful tools, storytelling may be misused to ill purposes. Therefore, as Lubet explains, lawyers do not have carte blanche to tell whatever stories they choose. It is a creative process to be sure, but every story must ultimately be based on "nothing but the truth." There is no room for lying. On the other hand, it is obvious that trial lawyers never tell "the whole truth," since life and experience are boundless and therefore not fully describable. No lawyer or court of law can ever get at the whole truth, but the attorney who effectively employs the techniques of storytelling will do the best job of sorting out competing claims and facts, thereby helping the court arrive at a decision that serves the goals of accuracy and justice. To illustrate the various challenges, benefits, and complexities of storytelling, Lubet elaborates the stories of six different trials. Some of the cases are real, including John Brown and Wyatt Earp, while some are fictional, including Atticus Finch and Liberty Valance. In each chapter, the emphasis is on the narrative itself, emphasizing the trial's rich context of facts and personalities. The overall conclusion, as Lubet puts it, is that "purposive storytelling provides a necessary dimension to our adversary system of justice."
Improving communication skills is the single most powerful step one can take to supercharge a career. What are the best, PROVEN ways to motivate action now, and gain lasting influence in any organization? The Truth About Getting Your Point Across reveals what really works: 59 principles and breakthrough communication techniques. Discover how to recognize an audience's unspoken expectations; run effective meetings; develop powerfully motivating presentations; give teams clear direction; brainstorm and problem-solve efficiently; successfully interview, listen, and give feedback; influence difficult colleagues; make the most of informal communication; and communicate more effectively with global colleagues.