Lecretia s Choice

Author: Matt Vickers
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1925410021
Format: PDF
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A successful young lawyer in Wellington, Lecretia Seales met and fell in love with Matt Vickers in 2003. In Lecretia’s Choice, Matt tells the story of their life together, and how it changed when his proud, fiercely independent wife was diagnosed with a brain tumour and forced to confront her own mortality. The death she faced—slow, painful, dependent—was completely at odds with how she had lived her life. Lecretia wanted to die with dignity, to be able to say goodbye well, and not to suffer unnecessarily—but the law denied her that choice. With her characteristic spirit, she decided to mount a challenge in New Zealand’s High Court, but as the battle raged, Lecretia’s strength faded. She died on 5 June 2015, at the age of forty-two, the day after her family learned that the court had ruled against her. Lecretia’s Choice is not only a moving love story but compulsory reading for everyone who cares about the dignity we afford terminally ill people who want to die on their own terms. In 2015 Matt Vickers supported his wife, Lecretia Seales, in her campaign to gain the right to choose how she died. Lecretia’s Choice is his first book. ‘This is a brave, intimate book, both agonizing and uplifting, and unflinchingly honest.’ Andrew Solomon, National Book Award winner, president of PEN American Center ‘Matt Vickers asserts “stories are the most powerful force in the universe.” This is the story of his wife, Lecretia, and her extraordinary advocacy in the face of ordinary tragedy. It will help change the world.’ Barbara Coombs Lee, President of Compassion and Choices USA ‘A tragic story, heart-breaking; so beautifully written...Lecretia’s Choice was an almost un-put-downable book. Every home should have a copy, for a reminder, if nothing more, of what it is to have heart, humility and hope.’ Off the Tracks ‘A very human story... Articulate, thought provoking, honest and poignant.’ Page & Blackmore Booksellers ‘“The unwinding skein of her life was blowing free in the wind, and it tormented her.” If the case for assisted dying could be won through emotional appeals, this sentence would surely clinch it...Vickers is an assured writer who knows the importance of letting the moment speak for itself.’ Sydney Morning Herald

Feminist Judgments of Aotearoa New Zealand

Author: Elisabeth McDonald
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509909753
Format: PDF
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This edited collection asks how key New Zealand judgments might read if they were written by a feminist judge. Feminist judging is an emerging critical legal approach that works within the confines of common law legal method to challenge the myth of judicial neutrality and illustrate how the personal experiences and perspectives of judges may influence the reasoning and outcome of their decisions. Uniquely, this book includes a set of cases employing an approach based on mana wahine, the use of Maori values that recognise the complex realities of Maori women's lives. Through these feminist and mana wahine judgments, it opens possibilities of more inclusive judicial decision making for the future. 'This Project stops us in our tracks and asks us: how could things have been different? At key moments in our legal history, what difference would it have made if feminist judges had been at the tiller? By doing so, it raises a host of important questions. What does it take to be a feminist judge? Would we want our judges to be feminists and if so why? Is there a uniquely female perspective to judging?' Professor Claudia Geiringer, Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington 'With this book, some of our leading jurists expose the biases and power structures that underpin legal rules and the interpretation of them. Some also give voice to mana wahine perspectives on and about the law that have become invisible over time, perpetuating the impacts of colonialism and patriarchy combined on Maori women. I hope this book will be a catalyst for our nation to better understand and then seek to ameliorate these impacts.' Dr Claire Charters, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Auckland 'The work is highly illuminating and is critical to the development of our legal system ... It is crucial, not only for legal education, so that students of the law open their minds to the different ways legal problems can be conceptualised and decided. It is also crucial if we are going to have a truly just legal system where all the different voices and perspectives are fairly heard.' Professor Mark Henaghan, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Otago 'I believe this project is particularly important, as few academics or researchers in New Zealand concentrate on judicial method. I am therefore hopeful that it will provoke thoughtful debate in a critical area for society.' The Honourable Justice Helen Winkelmann, New Zealand Court of Appeal

The Long Goodbye

Author: P.J. Parker
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 1743584113
Format: PDF, Mobi
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And so begins an extraordinary memoir by outstanding new talent P.J. Parker. Spanning three generations, The Long Goodbye takes us deep into the lives of an Australian family as they survive record-breaking floods, outlast epic droughts and face the unforgiving realities of life on the land.

This remarkable true story of grit and resilience depicts a family at their zenith, set against the spectacular backdrop of rural Queensland where life and death are never far apart.But not even the harshness of the Australian landscape can prepare them for what is to come.

Written with astounding lyricism, warmth and humour, The Long Goodbye is a deeply moving memoir about the unbreakable bonds of marriage, love and family. And it poses the most heartbreaking moral dilemma of all: when a loved one is suffering, is euthanasia the answer?

‘How far does our duty to love go? A devastating and beautiful memoir about a family and the painful tangle of life, loss and love. Funny, very Australian, and shot through with human truths: this is writing that is fresh, arresting and original.’ SUSAN JOHNSON

‘Powerful… extremely moving… totally heart-rending.’ ITA BUTTROSE


Assisted Suicide The Liberal Humanist Case Against Legalization

Author: K. Yuill
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113728630X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book presents an atheistic case against the legalization of assisted suicide. Critical of both sides of the argument, it questions the assumptions behind the discussion. Yuill shows that our attitudes towards suicide – not euthanasia – are most important to our attitudes towards assisted suicide.

The New Torchlight List

Author: James Robert Flynn
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781927249444
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Writers' festivals, TV book shows, radio interviews, book clubs, TED talks-- today's novelists are a travelling roadshow. Meanwhile their books are thrown to the wolves--aka reviewers--to be savaged, praised to the skies, or just ignored. In the midst of all this, how can the bewildered book-lover decide what to read? Is Toni Morrison America's best novelist? Perhaps it's Donna Tartt? Is Don DeLillo really a modern Tolstoy, Jonathan Franzen too self-conscious, and Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life worth the hype? And what of the street tales of Junot D�az? With British fiction, should you dive into the works of Ian McEwan? Hilary Mantel? Kazuo Ishiguro? And what is it about Martin Amis? And then there are all those Irish writers--Edna O'Brien, John Banville, Sebastian Barry, Colm T�ib�n, Colum McCann... What about new books in translation, from Italy's Elena Ferrante to Libya's Hisham Matar, Morocco's Tahar Ben Jelloun, Iran's Azar Nafisi and Israel's Edna Mazya--not to mention the classic works of Gabriel Garc�a M�rquez and Mario Vargas Llosa? Then there are New Zealand and Australia. Are Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries and Tim Winton's Cloudstreet as good as their prizes suggest? Is Maurice Gee's fame deserved? What about Peter Carey? And which New Zealand novelist should, in Flynn's view, be much more famous? Jim Flynn tackles the questions head-on in this racy no-holds-barred book, the sequel to his bestseller The Torchlight List. Readers will be shocked, surprised and sometimes enraged by Flynn's audacious opinions. Above all you will be inspired to try new authors, and read new work by authors you have loved in the past.

BABBITT FAMILY HISTORY1643 190

Author: William Bradford 1875 Browne
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781360492100
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Euthanasia Debate

Author: Justin Healey
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781876811822
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One of a series of educational resource books offering information about contemporary issues in Australian society. Information is sourced from newspapers, journals, government reports, surveys, websites and lobby group literature. This volume looks at issues surrounding voluntary euthanasia and the law and arguments for and against euthanasia. Includes source references, illustrations, glossary, statistical facts and figures, website listing and index.

Hank Williams

Author: Colin Escott
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 9780316074636
Format: PDF, ePub
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- Long considered the last word on Hank Williams, this biography has remained continuously in print since its first publication in 1994.- This new edition has been completely updated and includes many previously unpublished photographs, as well as a complete catalog detailing all the songs Hank Williams ever wrote, even those he never recorded.- Colin Escott is codirector and cowriter of the forth-coming two-hour PBS/BBC television documentary on Hank Williams, set to broadcast in spring 2004, and coauthor of "Hank Williams: Snapshots from the Lost Highway.- HANK WILLIAMS was the third-prize winner of the prestigious Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award.

SOMERSET COUNTY HISTORICAL QUA

Author: Somerset County Historical Society (N J.
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781363784172
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.