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This chilling and disturbing memoir tells the story of one of Glasgow's most notorious criminals. In his own words, William Lobban tells how he was born in Exeter Prison to a violent, schizophrenic mother.

Author: William Lobban

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9780857906090

Category: True Crime

Page: 220

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This chilling and disturbing memoir tells the story of one of Glasgow's most notorious criminals. In his own words, William Lobban tells how he was born in Exeter Prison to a violent, schizophrenic mother. His upbringing in the East End of Glasgow was just as bleak, and he ended up in care, destined for a life of violence and insecurity. Aged only 15 he masterminded a daring break-in to a Glasgow pub, and many years of armed robberies, dealing class A drugs and gang fights followed. When he wasn't causing mayhem on the streets, Lobban was serving terms in various young offenders' institutions and prisons, where he was involved in some of the most serious prison riots of recent years. In the course of his criminal career Lobban became closely associated with the infamous Paul Ferris, who was later to incriminate him as the murderer of fellow gangster Arthur Thompson Jr. Police also believed that Lobban was the man behind the brutal double killing of Bobby Glover and Joe 'Bananas' Hanlon, but none of these charges was made to stick. Finally released from prison in 1998, Lobban decided to walk away from a life of crime, but at first it proved impossible for him to break the way of life that had moulded him, and only in recent years has he found a measure of peace and stability. In this searing expose of the Glasgow underworld he reveals the true facts behind those crimes which he really committed, and those of which he is falsely accused
2013-10-03 By William Lobban

Curses don't exist and neither does the Castle MacKinnon. ... Glimpses of the sun's rays greeted her through the large windowpanes of the airport terminal in Glasgow, Scotland, as she made her way to baggage claim.

Author: Tara Nina

Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1419909711

Category: Fiction


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Curse of the GargoyleTara NinaGavin has been entombed in stone for hundreds of years, waiting for the right person to break the curse that put him there. After the voice of an unknown woman speaks the special words to free him, he finds himself in a time that is no longer his own. Though this woman pleasures him in every imaginable way, he's still racked with anguish for all he's lost. Duty, honor and his deep-seated need for revenge consume him.Ericka thought flying to Scotland was the toughest feat of her life. That was until she met a ghost and freed a seventeenth-century Scottish hunk from stone. Ghosts aren't real and curses don't exist. Hot sex with Gavin fuels her imagination, but he can't possibly her soul mate, or can he.The evil behind the curse lingers. Gavin is stone by day, man by night. Together they fight, determined to overcome the source behind the curse. But if they fail, their love could be lost for eternity.
2007-03-23 By Tara Nina

In 1896 the Glasgow University Press photographically reduced the complete Oxford Nonpareil Bible (Authorized Version). ... A curse, the opposite of a *blessing, is the pronouncement of evil on someone or something. In the Hebrew Bible, ...

Author: Bruce M. Metzger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195149173

Category: Religion

Page: 585

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In this informative volume, dozens of eminent scholars explore how the Bible has influenced religious, ethical, artistic and philosophical traditions in more than 200 entries.
2001-12-20 By Bruce M. Metzger

Thomas BELL (Minister of the Gospel in Glasgow.) No curse 1 ings only , Gen. xii . 2 , 3. Gal . iii . 8 , 9 . was heard of there unless against his enemies , and that was part of the blessing promised to him , just as the curse ...

Author: Thomas BELL (Minister of the Gospel in Glasgow.)


ISBN: BL:A0019962314


Page: 498

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But conspeech which Lord Shaftesbury delivered to the trast the Kidstonian curses upon those who walk Glasgow Sabbath ... brought all the way from Culling Eardley Smith as their candidate for the London expressly to curse such persons .

Author: George Jacob Holyoake


ISBN: CHI:21061154

Category: Secularism


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"The History of the Fleet Street House": 20 p. at the end of v. 18.

The principal and professors published the following advertisement : « At the college of Glasgow , Decr . 6. 1714. The faculty being informed that a pamphlet called the Jacobite curse , lately published bears to be printed by Hew Brown ...

Author: John M'Ure


ISBN: HARVARD:32044081265662

Category: Glasgow (Scotland)

Page: 376

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1830 By John M'Ure

The principal and professors published the following advertisement : “ At the college of Glasgow , Decr . 6. 1714. The faculty being informed that a pamphlet called the Jacobite curse , lately published bears to be printed by Hew Brown ...

Author: John M'Ure


ISBN: UOM:39015039575413

Category: Glasgow (Scotland)

Page: 381

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1830 By John M'Ure

Leonard uses the Black Arts to somehow transfer the Glasgow curse (lycanthropy) onto Colin, the eldest son, so that, after being attacked by a wolf in the graveyard, Colin now transforms into a werewolf on nights of the full moon.

Author: Bryan Senn

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476626918

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

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From the horrific to the heroic, cinematic werewolves are metaphors for our savage nature, symbolizing the secret, bestial side of humanity that hides beneath our civilized veneer. Examining acknowledged classics like The Wolf Man (1941) and The Howling (1981), as well as overlooked gems like Dog Soldiers (2011), this comprehensive filmography covers the highs and lows of the genre. Information is provided on production, cast and filmmakers, along with critical discussion of the tropes and underlying themes that make the werewolf a terrifying but fascinating figure.
2017-02-06 By Bryan Senn

e Conference of climate treaty parties, held 2021 in Glasgow, had the Copenhagen curse literally painted on the walls of the negotiation room. It has become a mantra, although the Glasgow deliberations are by no means comparable to ...

Author: Günther Bachmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000581317

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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This book builds on the insights of Günther Bachmann, former Secretary General for the German Sustainability Council, who spent almost 20 years advising the German government on sustainability policy. The book discusses his experiences in negotiating stakeholder statements at the highest national levels. Bachmann takes the reader behind the scenes of German sustainable policy and practice, whilst also comparing Germany with other national approaches. He tells the story of political events from his insider perspective, unfolding the narrative of sustainable development goals and how activists in their respective countries could and should relate to it. Furthermore, he suggests new lines of vision through the tangle of conference fatigue and buzzwords. The book argues that environmentalists often display entrenched attitudes that too often downplay success. The rhetoric of crisis and doom, if overstretched and reduced to alarm, paralyses action and innovation. Bachmann, who on the contrary argues positively and concretely, shows unusual but significant signs of hope and confidence in action and how these can be made effective in the politics of sustainable development. This book will be of global relevance to sustainability professionals and policy makers and will advise them on how to successfully move ahead with sustainability policies.
2022-05-12 By Günther Bachmann

74 Another slave from Mississippi said that “slavery is one of the greatest curses that ever was. ... 79 Former slave L. M. Mills recounts that he knew of a woman in Glasgow, Missouri, who along with her two-month-old baby was sold away ...

Author: Kay Wright Lewis

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820351261

Category: History

Page: 292

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From the inception of slavery as a pillar of the Atlantic World economy, both Europeans and Africans feared their mass extermination by the other in a race war. In the United States, says Kay Wright Lewis, this ingrained dread nourished a preoccupation with slave rebellions and would later help fuel the Civil War, thwart the aims of Reconstruction, justify Jim Crow, and even inform civil rights movement strategy. And yet, says Lewis, the historiography of slavery is all but silent on extermination as a category of analysis. Moreover, little of the existing sparse scholarship interrogates the black perspective on extermination. A Curse upon the Nation addresses both of these issues. To explain how this belief in an impending race war shaped eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American politics, culture, and commerce, Lewis examines a wide range of texts including letters, newspapers, pamphlets, travel accounts, slave narratives, government documents, and abolitionist tracts. She foregrounds her readings in the long record of exterminatory warfare in Europe and its colonies, placing lopsided reprisals against African slave revolts—or even rumors of revolts—in a continuum with past brutal incursions against the Irish, Scots, Native Americans, and other groups out of favor with the empire. Lewis also shows how extermination became entwined with ideas about race and freedom from early in the process of enslavement, making survival an important form of resistance for African peoples in America. For African Americans, enslaved and free, the potential for one-sided violence was always present and deeply traumatic. This groundbreaking study reevaluates how extermination shaped black understanding of the Atlantic slave trade and the political, social, and economic worlds in which it thrived.
2017-08-15 By Kay Wright Lewis