Based on a True Story

Latin American History at the Movies

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Author: Donald F. Stevens

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 058534826X

Category: History

Page: 253

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Combining history with discussions of dramatic cinema, Based on a True Story: Latin American History at the Movies examines how film has portrayed Latin America from the late fifteenth century to the present. The book opens with an introduction on the visual presentation of the past in the movies, while the rest of the book consists of essays that explore the best feature films on Latin America from the professional historian's perspective.

Catalina Based on a True Story

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Author: Markus Orths

Publisher: Toby Press

ISBN: 9781592641659

Category: Fiction

Page: 259

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Could a girl born in 17th century Spain ever become anything other than what is expected of her? Could she become, of all things, a man? One extraordinary woman could, and did.

Based on a True Story

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Author: Christopher Holdsworth

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479703613

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

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A giant spider, cannibals, and a vast chessboard are some of the obstacles Zed and his companion must face in their journey to reach an unknown treasure hidden deep within a mountain range in Peru. Zed is astounded when he meets a Genie and is offered the chance to travel through time and witness prominent events; Adam and Eve created for food, EDEN constructed in space, and the ultimate collision that shaped the Earth and its inhabitants.

Captive

Based on a True Story

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Author: P. Gifford Longley

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 161739226X

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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He smelled again the musty stench. He gagged. He reckoned it to be the odor of blood, The rotting scalps that were tied To The Indian's belt��—recent victims. In his dread, he made no sound.Captiveis the true story of a family torn apart by the hate, racism, and greed that consumed brutal colonial New England. Twelve-year-old John's parents and siblings are massacred by the Abenaki Indians, and he is abducted. Irrevocably separated from his loved ones, John must find a way to survive among his violent captors, using skill and wit to adapt. A full year after the horrific massacre of Groton, Jack continues to mourn the death of his brother's family and search for a way, any way, To find his nephew John. But in all that time there has not been a single lead about the missing children of Groton. Desperate and heartsick, Jack gambles on Hector, a Native American trader. The wily Indian swears to deliver John, but for an obscene amount of money. Even if the Abenaki are approached and John located, will Hector deliver theCaptive? 'Captiveis not 'dumbed down' history...I had goose bumps, anxiously wondering what would happen next!' �Kara Fossey, Groton Historical Society the companion volume,Compelled, completes the story ofCaptive.

False Victim

Based on a True Story

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Author: Kathie Truitt

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1616633522

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Julie Patterson is a former Miss Mississippi with a successful husband, two wonderful children, and the lavish life that many can only dream about. Her life becomes even better when her husband receives a long-awaited promotion and the family moves to a neighborhood near Washington DC. Julie quickly makes friends with neighbors, except for the woman who lives behind her, who simply stares without acknowledgment of Julie. After a while, though, the woman, Lynn, warms up to Julie, and the two form a fast friendship. But this friendship quickly turns strange as Julie learns of Lynn's propensity to lie for attention. She and her family also notice that Lynn has gotten the same car as Julie, has begun to dress like Julie, is getting a pool just like Julie, and is consistently attempting to one-up Julie. At first everyone brushes it off, but when one lie threatens Julie's family, she begins to realize Lynn has some unknown agenda, and Julie is her target. No one else takes it seriously, and many neighbors side with Lynn, even as the situation begins to spiral out of control, until one is found on the stand for attempted murder. Is Lynn a False Victim, or could Julie be guilty? Is there an end to the madness? Will the story end happily? You'll be on the edge of your seat as you await the answers in this gripping, psychological thriller based on a true story.

The Author

A Fairy Tale Based on a True Story

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Author: Evelyne Day Rush

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525546996

Category: Fiction

Page: 153

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An incident transforms Eva's popularity to the next level. Loving the attention, it leads her to engage in unhealthy behaviour to repeat the high. In search of significance, Eva embarks on an adventure in the world of drugs, alcohol and risky lifestyle all the while jumping from one relationship to another. With each relationship, Eva hopes that the new flame will become Mr. Right. Disappointed and at the end of her rope, she meets "The Author". Will He be the one who can finally make her feel complete and satisfied? Will He be able to fill her inner needs? This book tells the story of Evelyne Day Rush. While the names of people and places have been changed and some events slightly altered to protect privacy, this book is a true story. Without shame, Evelyne exposes her teenage years and early adulthood when experiencing the fleeting pleasures an unrestrained and loose life offers. She unfolds the events that transformed her life into a true fairy tale.

Based on a True Story

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Author: Delphine de Vigan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632868865

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The international sensation that sold half a million copies in France and the subject of a new film by Roman Polanski: a chilling story about a friendship gone terrifyingly toxic. Winner of Le Prix Renaudot 2015 Winner of Le Prix Goncourt des Lycéens 2015 Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and suffering from a crippling inability to write, Delphine meets L., who embodies everything Delphine has always secretly admired; she is a glittering image of feminine sophistication and spontaneity and she has an uncanny knack of always saying the right thing. Unusually intuitive, L. senses Delphine's vulnerability and slowly but deliberately carves herself a niche in the writer's life. However, as L. makes herself indispensable to Delphine, the intensity of this unexpected friendship manifests itself in increasingly sinister ways. As their lives become more and more entwined, L. threatens Delphine's identity, both as a writer and as an individual. This sophisticated psychological thriller skillfully blurs the line between fact and fiction, reality and artifice. Delphine de Vigan has crafted a terrifying, insidious, metafictional thriller; a haunting vision of seduction and betrayal; a book which in its hungering for truth implicates the reader, too-even as it holds us in its thrall.

Based on a True Story

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Author: Hesh Kestin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

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Trio of novellas set during post WWII period in varying international settings.

Based on a True Story

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Author: Elizabeth Renzetti

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782395520

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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It might not have happened precisely that way... Fresh out of rehab, badly behaved diva Augusta Price has one last chance to turn her life around. Her memoir, Based on a True Story, has become an unlikely hit, and she's going to use that fame to start afresh. But Augusta is her own worst enemy. Augusta discovers that her former lover is planning a tell-all book of his own. Enraged - and concerned that perhaps her version of events may not have been the most accurate - Augusta decides to ensure that her story is the only one that will see the light of day. Aided and abetted by Frances, her newly employed ghostwriter, Augusta finds her way back to California, and to her lost love. It's time to face up to her past: something that will be the making - or breaking - of Augusta Price. Hilarious, honest, and unforgettable, Augusta will find her way into your heart - and steal it, and all your vodka.

A Dancer on the Edge

Based on a True Story

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Author: Paul Barlin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059545741X

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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Fifteen year-old Jill is a talented dancer but a failing student, yet pretends to her mother Ellen that "school is fine." She continues to spend her time with parties and dating rather than study. One date goes too far and Jill is panicked about possible pregnancy. Jill continues her downhill slide until Ellen receives a letter from school that Jill will be suspended if she doesn't turn her grades around. Shocked, Ellen grounds Jill big time; no dance, no dates, no parties; only study until she passes her finals. But can that work with a teen-ager? Jill tries hard to get her life back on track but an old boyfriend tricks her away for an overnight. That's no way to study for a test. Will she ever get to pass her finals and dance again?