History

In the Past Lane

Author: Michael G. Kammen

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 277

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Michael Kammen is a major American historian, whose books have received the Bancroft and Parkman prizes. This book collects his essays on American culture, of which he is one of the major historians.
Medical

Changing the Global Approach to Medicine, Volume 2

Author: Lane B. Scheiber II

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 142

Volume 1 of the series Changing the Global Approach to Medicine introduced the concept of RNA Vector Therapy, the innovative utilization of virus-like devices to deliver RNA molecules to protein deficient cells to provide a directed medical therapy. Volume 2 greatly expands this approach to configuring enhanced virus-like transport devices to deliver various forms of therapeutic materials to specific cell types. Medial Vector Therapy includes the delivery of DNA, chemotherapy and other drug molecules, oxygen, and nutrients as well as various forms of RNA to the cells that require such therapeutic interventions. This ingenious new approach to the management of challenging diseases has the distinct advantage of administering a broad spectrum of therapeutic elements directly to the cells in need, but dramatically limits the side effects by not exposing other cells in the body to the potential harmful effects of such therapies. Also introduced in this text are the innovative concepts the Quantum Gene and the Quadsistor.
Biography & Autobiography

The Diaries of Sir Ernest Satow, 1921-1926 - Volume Two (1924-1926)

Author: Ian Ruxton (ed.)

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 456

View: 904

The distinguished diplomat Sir Ernest Satow's retirement began in 1906 and continued until his death in August 1929. From 1907 he settled in the small town of Ottery St. Mary in rural East Devon, England. He was very active, serving as a British delegate at the Second Hague Peace Conference in 1907 and on various committees related to church, missionary and other more local affairs: he was a magistrate and chairman of the Urban District Council. He had a very wide social circle of family, friends and former colleagues, with frequent distinguished visitors. He produced two seminal books: A Guide to Diplomatic Practice (1917, now in its seventh revised edition and referred to as 'Satow') and A Diplomat in Japan (1921). The latter is highly evaluated as a rare foreigner's view of the years leading to the Meiji Restoration of 1868. This book in two volumes is the last in a series of Satow's diaries edited by Ian Ruxton. This is the first-ever publication.
Fiction

RaeAnne Thayne Hope's Crossings Series Volume Two

Author: RaeAnne Thayne

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne welcomes you to Hope's Crossing, Colorado, where love always finds a way… Currant Creek Valley Workaholic chef Alexandra McKnight doesn't need a serious relationship. Sam Delgado seems perfect for a fling, but the single dad wants more than she can give. Now it's up to him to help Alex see that they can build a bright future together. Willowleaf Lane Candy shop owner Charlotte Caine has iron self-control, but she can't resist heartbreaker Spencer Gregory. He and his daughter are dangerous to Charlotte's heart. But in Spencer's soulful eyes, can she find the hero she's always wanted? Christmas in Snowflake Canyon Genevieve Beaumont is forging a new life for herself, and wounded veteran Dylan Caine is her salvation. Despite their mutual attraction, surely an heiress and an ex-soldier wouldn't work! But a Christmas miracle might prove them both wrong…
Biography & Autobiography

The Life of Langston Hughes: Volume II: 1941-1967, I Dream a World

Author: Arnold Rampersad

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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February 1, 2002 marks the 100th birthday of Langston Hughes. To commemorate the centennial of his birth, Arnold Rampersad has contributed new Afterwords to both volumes of his highly-praised biography of this most extraordinary and prolific American writer. The second volume in this masterful biography finds Hughes rooting himself in Harlem, receiving stimulation from his rich cultural surroundings. Here he rethought his view of art and radicalism, and cultivated relationships with younger, more militant writers such as Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Amiri Bakara. Rampersads Afterword to volume two looks further into his influence and how it expanded beyond the literary as a result of his love of jazz and blues, his opera and musical theater collaborations, and his participation in radio and television. In addition, Rempersad explores the controversial matter of Hughess sexuality and the possibility that, despite a lack of clear evidence, Hughes was homosexual. Exhaustively researched in archival collections throughout the country, especially in the Langston Hughes papers at Yale Universitys Beinecke Library, and featuring fifty illustrations per volume, this anniversary edition will offer a new generation of readers entrance to the life and mind of one of the twentieth centurys greatest artists.
Literary Criticism

The Poems of John Dryden: Volume Two

Author: Paul Hammond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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Volume II covers the poems of Dryden from 1682 to 1685. Together with volume one, the work forms the first part of the most informative and accessible edition of Dryden's poetry, providing an invaluable resource for students of Restoration culture.
Biography & Autobiography

From Village Boy to Global Citizen (Volume 2): the Travels of a Journalist

Author: Shelton A. Gunaratne

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 531

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From Village Boy to Global Citizen (Volume 2): The Travels of a Journalist is the last of my autobiographical trilogy. The 74 chapters in this volume attempt to describe and dramatize the most memorable places I visited, often accompanied by my family, since I left the country of my birth in 1966. After my retirement in 2007, I found the time to compile this travelogue using the notes in my diaries and updating the material through online research, with particular help from the constantly revised Wikipedia entries. In this process, I learned to make each travel essay an evergreen that would not perish soon after its publication as in the case of newspaper travel pieces. Travel has shaped my personality. Global travel to get to know culturally diverse people was one of my childhood ambitions. Moreover, travel is an essential aspect of a journalists life. Therefore, my travels constitute a very important part of my autobiography. I included detail in the hope that the reader would keep this volume for long-term reference. My explorations of U.S. national parks and my camping expeditions should be of particular interest to family- oriented travelers. Each of the essays in this volume appeared in the Lankaweb starting December 6, 2009. It carried the latest (but not the last) story (chapter 109) on December 4, 2011. Reacting to the essay (chapter 106) on our mule ride in Mexican territory during the Big Bend adventure, a reader commented, As always it was very well written and visually engaging, which made us feel we were there too. [We] particularly liked the reference to Yankee Doodles [that] made us smile! Thank you for posting it and await the next in the series (May 15, 2011). Another reader reacted to the essay (chapter 92) on our visit to the botanic gardens in Portland, Ore., Please do continue with your articles, Shelton. They are getting better all the time, as you reveal to your readers more of your own thoughts, emotions, and reactions (February 9, 2011). From Village Boy to Global Citizen (Volume 1): The Journey of a Journalist is the second of my autobiographical trilogy. It traces my life as a journalist and a journalism educator in three countries. Village Life in the Forties: Memories of a Lankan Expatriate (published by iUniverse) is the first of the trilogy. This is a collection of 28 sketches of folks in the village of my birth. Each sketch depicts the drama of life relating to the famous and infamous characters who defined the ethos of Pathegama in the 1940s. They range from the amusing and comical to the grave and somber. The trilogy is inextricably interconnected, interdependent and interactive. You are unlikely to grasp what systems theorists call the emergence of the whole if you read only parts of this trilogy.

Life in the Past Lane

Author: Joe Verdegan

Publisher: M&b Global Solutions

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 226

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"Joe's book captures the smells and sounds of what racing was like in the early days. The stories and photos are priceless. It's a book any fan of this era must have in their collection." - Scott Hansen, former NASCAR truck racer, ASA Rookie of the Year and 5-time Wisconsin International Raceway late model champion The heyday of the Northeast Wisconsin auto racing scene featured grandstands packed with fans eager to cheer their heroes and jeer the villains. It was an era in which drivers often used junkyard parts to build their rides, and cars might trade hands over a card game. Author Joe Verdegan introduces you to the characters and behind-the-scenes stories that played out at tracks throughout the region. Sit in on interviews with the drivers, promoters and car builders who made racing the hottest ticket in town.
Biography & Autobiography

Life in the Harsh Lane

Author: Thomas Appleby

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 243

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This book is intended to make any reader, firstly laugh, then in no particular order, flinch, be jealous, feel sick, feel sorry, angry and disgusted or just plain sad. This is the original story of nobodies, but the type of people a lot of people can relate to, to some degree. Events are sometimes in random order, due to the author's sometimes random memory. The main dilemma in writing a 'warts n' all' book, is, whilst it's fine to do so if you are famous, on the other hand, when even your wife can barely remember who you are, it's a bit different! Basically, who gives a shit? But going with the old clich 'Everyone has a book in them' here's mine. It is a book of many contrasts, wild and excessive and funny to some, but at some points it is balanced out with the tales of the complete opposite, about family, heartbreak and loss, and has some pretty morbid moments I must admit, but this is generally about the knowledge that you gain in this life, I can't say I have learned completely yet, who does? But I'm getting there, and if I don't, who really gives a toss anyway? I didn't invent Penicillin, or The Wheel, or even American Idol, I'm just a regular guy in some respects. There is a great quote out there which that wholeheartedly sums up my philosophy towards life, 'Live as if you'll die tomorrow. Dream as if you'll live forever.' There is also a historical element to some of the recollections, relating to people and places, just to try to make me look a bit more clever if possible, well I need something! As for writing about real life, as a musician formerly, I now understand when a band says you have your have the first part of your life to write your first album, it's the same with writing about real life, all your own experiences are exhausted after that. As anyone who knows me, I'm one of the worst liars in the universe, imagination I'm crap at, I do prefer real life. So I won't be forging a career in Fiction anytime soon. Anyway, it's all academic, I'll probably get banned from writing books ever again, if anybody ever reads this. Names have been changed to protect the slightly guilty, the guilty, and the really guilty, I hope I've not dropped anyone in this too much. There are certain stories which I cannot and will not write about, too sensitive for some people I know, and are frankly a bit too harsh for this book, and that's saying something.
Travel

Japan

Author: Dorothy Britton

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 80

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This revised edition of the guide to contemporary Japanese life seeks toapture the contrasts that characterize the people and the country.
Literary Criticism

The Letters of T. S. Eliot Volume 2: 1923-1925

Author: T. S. Eliot

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 912

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Volume Two covers the early years of his editorship of The Criterion (the periodical that Eliot launched with Lady Rothermere's backing in 1922), publication of The Hollow Men and the course of Eliot's thinking about poetry and poetics after The Waste Land. The correspondence charts Eliot's intellectual journey towards conversion to the Anglican faith in 1927, as well as his transformation from banker to publisher, ending with his appointment as a director of the new publishing house of Faber & Gwyer, in late 1925, and the appearance of Poems 1909-1925, Eliot's first publication with the house with which he would be associated for the rest of his life. It was partly because of Eliot's profoundly influential work as cultural commentator and editor that the correspondence is so prolific and so various, and Volume Two of the Letters fully demonstrates the emerging continuities between poet, essayist, editor and letter-writer.

The Super Power Teens 2: A Blast from the Past

Author: Lane Forney

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 137

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The Super Power Teens 2: A Blast from the Past is the second sequel in the series. Taking place twenty years later than the first, these new set of teens are decendents of former Green Force Power members Tommy, Tori, Mike, and Megan. Regular teenagers Kevin and Jessica start out in an all new charter school, where they later meet up with some new teens in junior high, not knowing who they really were. Later finding out that Kevin, Jessica, Ryan, Matt, and Megan were all decendents of the previous Green Force Power super heroes. Shortly after becoming friends, a powerful rainbow colored force entered the lives of the teenagers. The teens later found out that they had superpowers just like their parents. The Blue Force Power sets off to save the world from evil.
American literature

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American literature

Page:

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Medical

The Harriet Lane Handbook E-Book

Author: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 1152

View: 568

Trusted by generations of residents and practitioners, The Harriet Lane Handbook remains your first choice for fast, accurate information on pediatric diagnosis and treatment. The first medical reference book written "by residents, for residents" and reviewed by expert faculty at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, it continues to provide the gold standard in point-of-care clinical information for any health care professional treating pediatric patients. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Take advantage of the most dependable drug information available with thoroughly updated, one-of-a-kind Pediatric Formulary providing the standard of pediatric care from the leading pediatric hospital in the world. Trust thoroughly updated content that includes parameters for pediatric and neonatal septic shock; guidelines for acute management of severe traumatic brain injury; a convenient table detailing common genetic tests; a significantly extended collection of radiologic images; expanded mental health coverage; plus much more. Access information easily and quickly with reformatted sections designed make the book easier to use via mobile device.