A Postillion Struck by Lightning

A Memoir

Author: Dirk Bogarde

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448214432

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 303

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First published in 1977, A Postillion Struck by Lightning is volume one of Dirk Bogarde's best-selling memoirs Following Bogarde from childhood through adolescence, to the beginnings of his budding career, A Postillion Struck by Lightning is a heartfelt memoir, offering insight into what created the drive and charisma that eventually made him a star. Dreamy, sun-soaked summers full of freedom spent with his younger sister are mixed with holidays in France and rambling the countryside. Writing plays instead of playing sports, Dirk's talents lay in the creativity of painting and expression rather than in the precision of maths or science, much to the growing concern of his parents. Packed off to live with relatives in Scotland, his father hoped that a proper Scottish education would equip his son to follow in his footsteps for a career in Newspapers. In Scotland, Dirk learned to defend himself, to sound like a native Glaswegian, and to hide his intense homesickness. In essence; he learned to act.

Struck by Lightning

The Carson Phillips Journal

Author: Chris Colfer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 140552278X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal follows the story of outcast high school senior Carson Phillips who blackmails the most popular students into contributing to his literary journal to bolster his college application; his goal in life is to get into Northwestern and eventually become the editor of The New Yorker. At once laugh-out-loud funny, deliciously dark, and remarkably smart, Struck by Lightning unearths the dirt that lies just below the surface of high school. The major motion picture Struck by Lightning features Colfer's own original screenplay and stars Allison Janney, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, and Colfer in leading roles.

Cars: Struck by Lightning

Author: Disney Book Group

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1368000436

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Before he became a Piston Cup superstar, Lightning McQueen was a car with a dream . . . and a different name! Where did Lightning learn to race? Who was his first sponsor? And where did "Ka-chow!" come from? Struck by Lightning is the story of the world's most famous race car—before the bolt!

Struck by Lightning

The story of Garry Lynch

Author: Gina Lennox

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1743432100

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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Struck by Lightning is the life story of Garry Lynch, told in his own words. Garry Lynch is the father of Anita Cobby, the nurse who was brutally murdered in Sydney, Australia in 1986. Garry's story begins in 1918 and traces his life as a runaway child in the Great Depression to being an airframe fitter in the Second World War; then afterwards as a bohemian artist in Sydney, to a knock-about adventurer in the remote Kimberley region of north Western Australia. Two days after his daughter was murdered, Garry was catapulted into the public arena where he has stayed for the past ten years. As a victim of crime, he was asked to become a member of the Serious Offenders Review Council. Between 1990 and 1995 he was to meet some of Australia's most notorious murderers in the Council's work of recommending appropriate classifications for serious offenders within the Corrective Services. During this time Garry became a founding member of a Homicide Victims Support Group and continues to spend much of his life helping others who have had a loved one murdered. Struck By Lightning is a deeply moving story of personal change and spiritual growth, which shows how good can come from evil.

Struck By Lightning

Author: Jeffrey S. Rosenthal

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1783780614

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Human beings have long been both fascinated and appalled by randomness. On the one hand, we love the thrill of a surprise party or the freedom of not knowing what tomorrow will bring. We are inexplicably delighted by strange coincidences and striking similarities. But we also hate uncertainty's dark side. From cancer to bird flu, diseases may strike with no apparent pattern. Terrorists attack, airplanes crash, bridges collapse, and we never know if we'll be that one-in-a-million statistic. In this entertaining look at the world of probabilities, Jeffrey Rosenthal, maths professor and improvisational comedian, explains the mechanics of randomness in fields as diverse as poker hands, email spam, crime statistics, opinion polls and lottery jackpots. Read Struck by Lightning and, chances are, you will never look at the world the same way again.

Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning

Author: Danette Haworth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780802722409

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 1887

Violet Raines is happy with things just the way they are in her sleepy Florida town, but when Melissa moves to town from big-city Detroit, all of a sudden things seem like they're changing whether Violet likes it or not. It'll take a few run-ins with lightning and a whole lot of courage for her to realize that growing up doesn't have to mean changing who you are.

Struck by Lightning

Author: Christa Maurice

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 1616503319

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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Arden FD, #3 Sometimes a dream life is really a nightmare. Rebecca has big plans. She's going to be a famous artist, even if she has to sell her soul to do it. And so far, it's working for her. She's gaining notoriety in local art circles, but the "crap art" she's selling makes her miserable. Ducking into the local fire station during a rainstorm, she finds the perfect way to distract herself--a hot firefighter with a big ego begging to be toyed with. Dan would be the first to admit he has a big ego, but there's something about Rebecca. . . Hunting her down after that first kiss in the rain turns out to be the easy part. Making her happy might be impossible. But Dan is willing to do whatever it takes, including helping her buy back her soul. Maybe it was the rain, maybe it was the uniform. Or maybe Rebecca and Dan were simply struck by lightning. WARNING: Violent weather, workplace disasters, and life happening despite the best laid plans. 58,702 Words

Cars Chapter Book #1 (Disney/Pixar Cars)

Author: Dave Keane

Publisher: RH/Disney

ISBN: 9780736438209

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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An exciting chapter book extension story based on characters from Disney/Pixar Cars 3--cruising into theaters June 16, 2017! Just in time for the release of Disney/Pixar Cars 3, this fun-filled chapter book reveals the origin of the racer known as Lightning McQueen! Children ages 6 to 9 will love this dramatic chapter book extension story based on the Cars franchise.

A Match to the Heart

One Woman's Story of Being Struck By Lightning

Author: Gretel Ehrlich

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440621086

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 7811

A powerful chronicle of a wounded woman’s exploration of nature and self After nature writer Gretel Ehrlich was struck by lightning near her Wyoming ranch and almost died, she embarked on a painstaking and visionary journey back to the land of the living. With the help of an extraordinary cardiologist and the companionship of her beloved dog Sam, she avidly explores the natural and spiritual world to make sense of what happened to her. We follow as she combs every inch of her new home on the California coast, attends a convention of lightning-strike victims, and goes on a seal watch in Alaska. Ehrlich then turns her focus inward, exploring the tiny but equally fascinating ecosystem of the human heart, and culminated in a stunningly beautiful description of open-heart surgery.

Struck by Lightning

Author: Mike Curley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780975912461

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Struck By Lightning' is the story of Bedlane, a charming small, remote town that becomes the target of demonic attack. 'Bob, ' or God, as some call Him, has chosen an uncommon hero-a quiet, gifted young man to lead an enlightened group to victory over Legion (that's right-the one the New Testament mentions). Written with language and situations to attract a younger yet mature reader (20's or 30's and up) the author provides a memorable tale of the eternal battle of evil verses good. This new genre, a horror-fiction/spiritual book (imagine Stephen King with religion) is sure to be sought after upon release

Tower Struck by Lightning


Author: Fernando Arrabal

Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking


Category: Fiction

Page: 242

View: 3420

The final game of a championship chess match between Elias Tarsis and Marc Amary becomes the backdrop for a confrontation between the two over the kidnapping of a Soviet diplomat

Struck by Lightning!

Author: Stephen Person

Publisher: Bearport Publishing

ISBN: 1936087472

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7133

Introduces lightning, discussing how it is formed and where it tends to strike, and describing some of the experiences of survivors who have been hit by lightning.


Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt. ...

Author: Tonya Hurley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596854769


Page: 314

View: 7074


Physics and Effects

Author: Vladimir A. Rakov,Martin A. Uman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521035414

Category: Science

Page: 687

View: 8658

Lightning: Physics and Effects is the first book that covers essentially all aspects of lightning, including lightning physics, lightning protection and the interaction of lightning with a variety of objects and systems as well as with the environment. It is written in a style that will be accessible to the technical non-expert and is addressed to anyone interested in lightning and its effects. This will include physicists, engineers working in the power, communications, computer and aviation industries, meteorologists, atmospheric chemists, foresters, ecologists, physicians working in the area of electrical trauma and architects. This comprehensive reference volume contains over 300 illustrations, 70 tables containing quantitative information and a bibliography of more than 6000 references.

Born On A Blue Day

Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant

Author: Daniel Tammet

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416548195

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 3458

A journey into one of the most fascinating minds alive today—guided by the owner himself. Bestselling author Daniel Tammet (Thinking in Numbers) is virtually unique among people who have severe autistic disorders in that he is capable of living a fully independent life and able to explain what is happening inside his head. He sees numbers as shapes, colors, and textures, and he can perform extraordinary calculations in his head. He can learn to speak new languages fluently, from scratch, in a week. In 2004, he memorized and recited more than 22,000 digits of pi, setting a record. He has savant syndrome, an extremely rare condition that gives him the most unimaginable mental powers, much like those portrayed by Dustin Hoffman in the film Rain Man. Fascinating and inspiring, Born on a Blue Day explores what it’s like to be special and gives us an insight into what makes us all human—our minds.