The Resource Unlikely angel : the untold story of the Atlanta hostage hero, Ashley Smith with Stacy Mattingly, (ebook)

Unlikely angel : the untold story of the Atlanta hostage hero, Ashley Smith with Stacy Mattingly, (ebook)

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Unlikely angel : the untold story of the Atlanta hostage hero
Title
Unlikely angel
Title remainder
the untold story of the Atlanta hostage hero
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Ashley Smith with Stacy Mattingly
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In March 2005, Ashley Smith made headlines around the globe when she miraculously talked her way out of the hands of alleged courthouse killer Brian Nichols after he took her hostage for seven hours in her suburban Atlanta apartment. In this moving, inspirational account, the twenty-seven-year-old widowed mother of a six-year-old girl shares for the first time the little-known details of her traumatic ordeal and expands on how her faith and the bestselling book The Purpose-Driven±Life helped her survive and bring the killer's murderous rampage to a peaceful end. Like her captor, Smith too has faced darkness and despair. Yet even during the most desolate times of her life, she yearned for something better. Seeking a new life, she moved to Atlanta, got a job, enrolled in a medical assistant training program, and was beginning to find her way to becoming the kind of mom she wanted her little girl to have. Then Brian Nichols took her hostage. Just hours earlier, he'd allegedly shot to death a judge, a court reporter, a deputy, and a federal agent and escaped in a stolen vehicle. Ashley had paid only passing attention to media coverage of the unfolding manhunt. Now she found herself face-to-face with Nichols, a desperate, heavily armed man with nothing left to lose. Unlikely Angel is Ashley's gripping, powerful account of how this nightmare scenario developed into a remarkable connection between a man wanted for multiple murders and a single mother struggling to make a fresh beginning from her troubled past. Juxtaposing the minute-by-minute tale of her experience with the never-before-told tragedies and triumphs of her own life, Unlikely Angelis a story that will leave no reader untouched. Ashley has made appearances on Oprah, Good Morning America, 20/20, and Larry King Live
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1978-
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Smith, Ashley
Dewey number
277.58/231083/092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Mattingly, Stacy
  • hoopla digital
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  • Smith, Ashley
  • Hostages
  • Violence
  • Nichols, Brian
  • Warren, Richard
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Unlikely angel : the untold story of the Atlanta hostage hero, Ashley Smith with Stacy Mattingly, (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780310319849
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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MWT11977662
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remote
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11977662
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MWT11977662
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Unlikely angel : the untold story of the Atlanta hostage hero, Ashley Smith with Stacy Mattingly, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780310319849
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11977662
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11977662
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MWT11977662
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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