The Immortalists

It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.

Author: Chloe Benjamin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735213194

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Washington Post, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, Marie Claire, New York Public Library, LibraryReads, The Skimm, Lit Hub, Lit Reactor INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A captivating family saga.”—The New York Times Book Review “This literary family saga is perfect for fans of Celeste Ng and Donna Tartt.”—People Magazine (Book of the Week) If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes. The prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in '80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality. A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.

The Immortalists

But that all changed when, on a seemingly regular day, in a seemingly normal tone, his "uncle" told him that he was immortal. The Immortalists is a story of one man's life and his transformation from materialism to spiritualism.

Author: Gabriel David

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 110511905X

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

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He was a hedonist and a misogynist, a cynic and a narcissist. But that all changed when, on a seemingly regular day, in a seemingly normal tone, his "uncle" told him that he was immortal. The Immortalists is a story of one man's life and his transformation from materialism to spiritualism. It is an enlightening tale that shows how one man, against seemingly insurmountable odds, can make a difference in the lives of millions. Follow along on a journey that will illuminate the beauty and power of human compassion and morality.

The Immortalists

The Immortalists is the first in a series of exciting crime novels putting a neo-noir twist on the genre conventions of bums and dames, corruption and perversion, and cops and informers; all played out on rain-soaked streets amid a shadow ...

Author: Andrew Hook

Publisher: Telos Publishing, Limited

ISBN: 9781845838805

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Is There Life After Death? Ex-cop, Mordent, is an irascible, anachronistic PI with a noir sensibility and a bubblewrap fetish. Hired to investigate a missing person case he believes the job to be an easy pay-check, but when the kid turns up dead and appears to have aged beyond death, Mordent finds the mystery is only just beginning. When a second body is found similarly aged, Mordent is pulled into rival gang leaders' quests for immortality, a race where the objective is not to finish. And it becomes personal when Marina, a psychic, disappears after tipping off the police about the second body. Mordent had unfinished business with her. The Immortalists is the first in a series of exciting crime novels putting a neo-noir twist on the genre conventions of bums and dames, corruption and perversion, and cops and informers; all played out on rain-soaked streets amid a shadow-filled city. 'An excellent writer and stylist, reminding me of Raymond Chandler, Malcolm Pryce and Jasper Fforde. Suitably creepy and sometimes laugh out loud funny.' Emlyn Rees, author of 'That Summer He Died' 'Andrew Hook's fiction is always recognisable, but never predictable. He has that rare, lovely ability: to mess with your expectations while entertaining you at the same time.' Mat Coward, Dagger and Edgar shortlisted crime writer

The Immortalists

Part Frankenstein, part The Professor and the Madman, and all true, The Immortalists is the remarkable story of how two men of prodigious achievement and equally large character flaws challenged nature's oldest rule, with ...

Author: David M. Friedman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061963410

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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His historic career as an aviator made Charles Lindbergh one of the most famous men of the twentieth century, the subject of best-selling biographies and a hit movie, as well as the inspiration for a dance step—the Lindy Hop—that he himself was too shy to try. But for all the attention lavished on Lindbergh, one story has remained untold until now: his macabre scientific collaboration with Dr. Alexis Carrel. This oddest of couples—one a brilliant Nobel Prize-winning surgeon turned social engineer, the other a failed dirt farmer turned hero of the skies—joined forces in 1930 driven by a shared and secret dream: to conquer death and attain immortality. Part Frankenstein, part The Professor and the Madman, and all true, The Immortalists is the remarkable story of how two men of prodigious achievement and equally large character flaws challenged nature's oldest rule, with consequences—personal, professional, and political—that neither man anticipated.

Summary The Immortalists

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin | Book Summary | Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book) An astonishing novel that portrays the life of 4 adolescents after they find out when they are going to die.

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The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin | Book Summary | Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.

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The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin | Book Summary | Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search this link: http://amzn.to/2DQnT64) An astonishing novel that portrays the life of 4 adolescents after they find out when they are going to die. If you knew the exact date of your death, would you do anything different? Or would you walk the same path as before? This novel portrays the story of 4 adolescents who are living that dilemma. The arrival of a mystical woman who claims to be capable of predicting the date you'll die changes the protagonists' lives forever. With an extremely interesting plot and charming characters, let yourself be consumed by this spectacular novel and live every single moment of the Gold children's life by their side. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "Magic is only one tool among many for keeping one another alive." - Chloe Benjamin Some dare to say that curiosity killed the cat but would the drive of the Gold children to find out their date of death actually be good for them? Or would it translate into mayhem? A tale full of suspense and mysteries lurking around every corner that will make it impossible for you to stop reading it. Chloe Benjamin's audiobook is 11 hours of pure awesomeness. Interesting plot, awesome narrative and lovable characters, definitely a title worth buying. P.S. The Immortalists is a wonderful novel that will nurture you with the story of the Gold children. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan's mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating. Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get Your Copy. Why Abbey Beathan's Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You? Amazing Refresher if you've read the original book before Priceless Checklist in case you missed out any crucial lessons/details Perfect Choice if you're interested in the original book but never read it before FREE 2 Page Printable Summary BONUS for you to paste in on your office, home etc Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search for this link: http://amzn.to/2DQnT64 "One of the greatest and most powerful gift in life is the gift of knowledge. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge" - Abbey Beathan

The Immortalists

"What would you do to save the life of your child?

Author: Kyle Mills

Publisher: Amazonencore

ISBN: 9781612181509

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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"What would you do to save the life of your child? It's a question microbiologist Richard Draman thought he'd answered when he walked away from his career to focus on curing a genetic defect that is causing his daughter to age at a wildly accelerated rate. But now he and his wife Carly are being forced to come to terms with the fact that eight-year-old Susie's time is running out. Then they receive an unexpected gift: startling new research into the fundamental secrets of life that could be the miracle they've been looking for. When Richard is arrested on a trumped-up charge of having stolen the data, he takes his family and runs, seeking out a retired special-forces operative and old friend to help dig up the truth behind the controversial experiments. Determined to either save Susie's life or die trying, the Dramans plunge into a bloody conflict between two powerful factions vying for control of a discovery that could change the face of humanity" -- from author's web site.

Study Guide

This 62-page guide for "The Immortalists" by Chloe Benjamin includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 36 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 62-page guide for "The Immortalists" by Chloe Benjamin includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 36 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Power of Fate and Repression.

Sex and Sexuality in Early America

Finally, the example of Prentice and the Immortalists may be used to make a
historiographical point. Recent historians of Christian celibacy have generally
seen sexual renunciation as a way for women to avoid the “sexual servitude” that
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Author: Merril D. Smith

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814780671

Category: History

Page: 341

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What role did sexual assault play in the conquest of America? How did American attitudes toward female sexuality evolve, and how was sexuality regulated in the early Republic? Sex and sexuality have always been the subject of much attention, both scholarly and popular. Yet, accounts of the early years of the United States tend to overlook the importance of their influence on the shaping of American culture. Sex and Sexuality in Early America addresses this neglected topic with original research covering a wide spectrum, from sexual behavior to sexual perceptions and imagery. Focusing on the period between the initial contact of Europeans and Native Americans up to 1800, the essays encompass all of colonial North America, including the Caribbean and Spanish territories. Challenging previous assumptions, these essays address such topics as rape as a tool of conquest; perceptions and responses to Native American sexuality; fornication, bastardy, celibacy, and religion in colonial New England; gendered speech in captivity narratives; representations of masculinity in eighteenth- century seduction tales, the sexual cosmos of a southern planter, and sexual transgression and madness in early American fiction. The contributors include Stephanie Wood, Gordon Sayre, Steven Neuwirth, Else L. Hambleton, Erik R. Seeman, Richard Godbeer, Trevor Burnard, Natalie A. Zacek, Wayne Bodle, Heather Smyth, Rodney Hessinger, and Karen A. Weyler.

The Cryonics Society

Over a three-year period, the author attended all meetings of the Cryonics Society of South Florida. Notes were made continuously and were combined with data from the Log Book of this group.

Author: Ellen Besse Rievman

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The religion of philosophy or The unification of knowledge

To state the case of the immortalists plainly , they reason that a disbelief in a
future life engenders a disregard of the ... I have never found an immortalist yet
who would say , when made to think carefully about it , that the future life was to
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The Religion of Philosophy

To state the case of the immortalists plainly , they reason that a disbelief in a
future life engenders a disregard of the ... I have never found an immortalist yet
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"It is well known that religion, as well as philosophy, depends upon language for the expression of its truths. This seems a simple proposition, but what are its consequences? If language is the sole medium of development of the higher thoughts and feelings, in its genesis may we not hope to discover the deepest truths of life and mind? Before the complex symbols which we call words came into use, and hence before the mind acquired the faculty of forming thoughts or extended comparisons, activities or motions were the only medium of expression between sentient beings. Language is the development of these expressive actions, and so highly complex has it become, so far removed from its rude beginnings, that it seems another order of creation, a system of miraculous origin. But when we remember that intelligence is a concomitant development with language, that thought or spirit is but a building up of words into ideas, and that these words are merely condensed memories, common experiences which have become current from tongue to tongue, is it not evident that there is no impenetrable mystery in speech, and that its product, mind, is a synthesis of simple and familiar truths? Again, when we retrace sensibility or feeling, from which language has been gradually evolved, to its beginnings in organic life, we find no absolute demarcations; we find that all life, whether mental or physical, is interdependent"--Introduction.

The Devil Delivered and Other Tales

It's the fatalists versus the immortalists. NOAC's got its own party-lined inertia to
deal with among the populace. A populace NOAC's been busy unplugging from
reality for half a century. They made fatalists of their citizens in order to stay in ...

Author: Steven Erikson

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466803894

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Steven Erikson has carved a name for himself among the pantheon of great fantasy writers. But his masterful storytelling and prose style go beyond the awe-inspiring Malazan world. In The Devil Delivered and Other Tales, Erikson tells three different, but captivating stories: "The Devil Delivered" tells a story set within the near future, where the land owned by the great Lakota Nation blisters beneath an ozone hole the size of the Great Plains. As the natural world falls victim to its wrath, and scientists scramble to understand it, a lone anthropologist wanders the deadlands, recording observations that threaten to bring the entire world to its knees. "Revolvo" takes place in an alternate Earth where evolution took an interesting turn and the arts scene is ruled by technocrats who thrive in a secret, nepotistic society of granting agencies, bursaries, and peer-review boards, all designed to permit self-proclaimed artists to survive without an audience. "Fishin' with Grandma Matchie" is told in the voice a nine-year-old boy, writing the story of his summer vacation. What starts as a typical recount of a trip to see Grandma quickly becomes a stunning fantastical journey into imagination and perception in the wild world that Grandma Matchie inhabits. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Life Death and Destiny

I recall news reports, in 1992, of a group self-styled “The Immortalists”, pushing
the view that, by changing our thinking, we can convince our bodies never to die.
The “power of positive thinking” carried to absurd lengths indeed! Other news ...

Author: Warren Prestidge

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 144572684X

Category: Conditional immortality

Page: 162

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No matter who we are we all face the same large-scale questions. This book is about two of the largest and most urgent. What is the answer to death? What is our final destiny to be? The answers offered spring from two basic convictions: that the Bible is the one truly reliable basis upon which to answer these questions, and, that the answers the Bible gives have very often been ignored, misunderstood, or misinterpreted, often with disastrous consequences.

A Ring of Endless Light

“Quite a few people in the A.M.A. are taking it seriously.” “What's cryonics?” Rob
asked. Whatever it was, I could see that Daddy didn't think much of it. Zachary
was explaining, “We belong to a group in California called the Immortalists.

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 1466814195

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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In book four of the award-winning Austin Family Chronicles young adult series from Madeleine L’Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time, Vicky Austin experiences the difficulties and joys of growing up. "This wasn't the first time that I'd come close to death, but it was the first time I'd been involved in this part of it, this strange, terrible saying goodbye to someone you've loved." These are Vicky Austin's thoughts as she stands near Commander Rodney's grave while her grandfather, who himself is dying of cancer, recites the funeral service. Watching his condition deteriorate over that long summer is almost more than she can bear. Then, in the midst of her struggle, she finds herself the center of attention for three young men. Leo, Commander Rodney's son, turns to her as an old friend seeking comfort but longing for romance. Zachary, whose attempted suicide inadvertently caused Commander Rodney's death, sees her as the one sane and normal person who can give some meaning to his life. And Adam, a serious young student working at the nearby marine-biology station, discovers Vicky, his friend's little sister, incipient telepathic powers that can help him with his experiments in dolphin communications. Vicky finds solace and brief moments of peace in her poetry, but life goes on around her, and the strain intensifies as she confronts matters of love and of death, of dependence and of responsibility, universal concerns that we all must face. The inevitable crisis comes and Vicky must rely on openness, sensitivity, and the love of others to overcome her private grief. Once again, Madeleine L'Engle has written a story that revels in the drama of vividly portrayed characters and events of the spiritual and moral dimensions of common human experiences. A Ring of Endless Light is a 1981 Newbery Honor Book. Books by Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time Quintet A Wrinkle in Time A Wind in the Door A Swiftly Tilting Planet Many Waters An Acceptable Time A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time. The Austin Family Chronicles Meet the Austins (Volume 1) The Moon by Night (Volume 2) The Young Unicorns (Volume 3) A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book! Troubling a Star (Volume 5) The Polly O'Keefe books The Arm of the Starfish Dragons in the Waters A House Like a Lotus And Both Were Young Camilla The Joys of Love

A Source Book in Chinese Longevity

... two main thrusts: personal lifestyle modifications and 1 The understanding of
human aging as an essentially curable disease in the modern age was proposed
first by a group known as “the immortalists” (see Ettinger 1964; Harrington 1977).

Author: Livia Kohn

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1931483221

Category: History

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Anatomies

To go there would expose the weakness in his argument and the strength of the
immortalists' case. Of course, boredom is a poor response to the opportunities life
offers at any age. E. M. has lived as several personas, and tired of each of them.

Author: Hugh Aldersey-Williams

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0670920754

Category: Science

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The Sunday Times Science Book of the Year, Anatomies by Hugh Aldersey-Williams, author of bestseller Periodic Tales, is a splendidly entertaining journey through the art, science, literature and history of the human body. 'Magnificent, inspired. He writes like a latter-day Montaigne. Stimulating scientific hypotheses, bold philosophic theories, illuminating quotations and curious facts. I recommend it to all' Telegraph ***** 'Splendid, highly entertaining, chock-full of insights ... It inserts fascinating scientific snippets and anecdotes about our organs into the wider history of our changing understanding of our bodies' Sunday Times 'A relentlessly entertaining cultural history of the human body ... brims with fascinating details, infectious enthusiasm ... the terrain he covers is so richly brought to life' Guardian 'Elegant and informative ... For Aldersey-Williams, [the body] is a thing of wonder and a repository of fascinating facts' Mail on Sunday **** In Anatomies, bestselling author Hugh Aldersey-Williams investigates that marvellous, mysterious form: the human body. Providing a treasure trove of surprising facts, remarkable stories and startling information drawn from across history, science, art and literature - from finger-prints to angel physiology, from Isaac Newton's death-mask to the afterlife of Einstein's brain - he explores our relationship with our bodies and investigates our changing attitudes to the extraordinary physical shell we inhabit. 'More than a science book - it's also history, biography and autobiography - Anatomies is writing at its most refined, regardless of genre' Sunday Times Praise for Periodic Tales: 'Science writing at its best ... fascinating and beautiful ... if only chemistry had been like this at school ... to meander through the periodic table with him ... is like going round a zoo with Gerald Durrell ... a rich compilation of delicious tales, but it offers greater rewards, too' Matt Ridley 'Immensely engaging and continually makes one sit up in surprise' Sunday Times 'Splendid ... enjoyable and polished' Observer 'Full of good stories and he knows how to tell them well ... an agreeable jumble of anecdote, reflection and information' Sunday Telegraph 'Great fun to read and an endless fund of unlikely and improbable anecdotes ... sharp and often witty' Financial Times Hugh Aldersey-Williams studied natural sciences at Cambridge. He is the author of several books exploring science, design and architecture and has curated exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Wellcome Collection. His previous book Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements was a Sunday Times bestseller and has been published in many languages around the world. He lives in Norfolk with his wife and son.


The Church of England Pulpit and Ecclesiastical Review

Canon Liddon , for such was his simple title , reigned in a region where the war of
the mortalists against the immortalists never raged more fiercely than it has raged
of late years . In him a chief amongst religious thinkers has fallen ; an orator ...

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Knowledge

If the immortalists will give a little thought to the above points , their cause will
receive more attention . Anent the very pertinent question raised by “ F. W. H. ” as
to what the soul does when unconscious , or what it can do “ without eyes to see
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