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A Forbidden Life

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Publisher: C.J. Archer
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When assassin Rafe Fletcher returns home to London, he can’t help falling for his brother’s woman. For a man looking for redemption, it’s the last thing he wants. Lizzie Croft has feared her friend’s brooding brother for years. She remembers him as cold, calculating and dangerous, the very last man she needs in her life. The very last man she can trust. But trust him she must when she becomes the prime suspect in a murder. Protecting Lizzie and finding the real killer might be just the redemption Rafe needs…or it might be the path to more pain. This book was previously published as “To Tempt The Devil” in 2012.

Forbidden Thirteen

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Author: Erin Richards
Publisher: Midnight Muse Publishing
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Psychoanalysis and the Time of Life

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Author: Jan Campbell
Publisher: Routledge
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Psychoanalysis and the Time of Life by Jan Campbell Book Resume:

Is psychoanalysis a narrative of self-knowledge, or a movement of lived time and the body? Psychoanalysis and the Time of Life examines the relationship between therapy and the time of life, presenting an original and thought-provoking re-reading of psychoanalysis in relation to questions of lived time. Jan Campbell investigates the early work of Freud, Janet, Breuer and Ferenczi, linking their ideas to the philosophy of Bergson. The link between psychoanalysis and the question of time connects these early debates with current issues that are central to our global society. Questions considered include: • is the unconscious based on representation or affect? • is the Oedipal Complex hysterical? • how is therapy related to the time of our life? • what is the role of hypnosis, in relation to psychoanalytic theory and transference? • Freud conceptualised the unconscious as timeless space, but what would it mean to think of the unconscious as the very essence of psychic bodily time? This book draws on the fields of traditional psychoanalysis, philosophy, neuroscience, and trauma studies providing a valuable new perspective on familiar concepts such as identity and consciousness. It will be of interest to students across the humanities and social sciences, and practicing psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists.

Mixed Metaphors

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Author: Karen Sullivan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Mixed Metaphors by Karen Sullivan Book Resume:

Critics shudder at mixed metaphors like 'that wet blanket is a loose cannon', but admire 'Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player', and all the metaphors packed into Macbeth's 'Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow' speech. How is it that metaphors are sometimes mixed so badly and other times put together so well? In Mixed Metaphors: Their Use and Abuse, Karen Sullivan employs findings from linguistics and cognitive science to explore how metaphors are combined and why they sometimes mix. Once we understand the ways that metaphoric ideas are put together, we can appreciate why metaphor combinations have such a wide range of effects. Mixed Metaphors: Their Use and Abuse includes analyses of over a hundred metaphors from politicians, sportspeople, writers and other public figures, and identifies the characteristics that make these metaphors annoying, amusing or astounding.

Spirit Rises

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Author: Terence Hamilton-Morris
Publisher: BalboaPress
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Spirit Rises by Terence Hamilton-Morris Book Resume:

Life’s most profound mysteries have inspired great thinkers throughout the ages, but few answers have emerged to address these major questions: Why are we born? What is the meaning of life? What happens to us after we die? Is there life after so-called human death? Can we ever hope to have the answers to these important questions? Even the pursuit of answers stirs up controversy; some say that the questions themselves are more important than any answers that might be shared. Author Terence Hamilton-Morris, a clairvoyant and open medium, offers his insights into these unanswerable mysteries. His approach is controversial, enlightening, and confrontational. He invites us to look at these questions from a broader spectrum of possibility and encourages us to look more intently at subjects that we are often instructed to ignore. He challenges followers of all religions to be truthful to their original teachings. He stresses the importance of discipline, motivation, and respect for others, and he hopes to inspire us to take better care of our environment. Hamilton-Morris has called upon a veritable panel of experts from the spirit world, each of whom has chosen to share their experiences, insight, and teaching from beyond, based on their own experiences from their time on Earth. Compelled to share this story by his personal guides because of his extraordinary relationship to the world of Spirit, he wants the world to be able to reach what Spirit demanded of him.

Osip Mandelstam and the Modernist Creation of Tradition

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Author: Clare Cavanagh
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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Osip Mandelstam and the Modernist Creation of Tradition by Clare Cavanagh Book Resume:

If modernism marked, as some critics claim, an "apocalypse of cultural community," then Osip Mandelstam (1891-1938) must rank among its most representative figures. Born to Central European Jews in Warsaw on the cusp of the modern age, he could claim neither Russian nor European traditions as his birthright. Describing the poetic movement he helped to found, Acmeism, as a "yearning for world culture," he defined the impulse that charges his own poetry and prose. Clare Cavanagh has written a sustained study placing Mandelstam's "remembrance and invention" of a usable poetic past in the context of modernist writing in general, with particular attention to the work of T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. Cavanagh traces Mandelstam’s creation of tradition from his earliest lyrics to his last verses, written shortly before his arrest and subsequent death in a Stalinist camp. Her work shows how the poet, generalizing from his own dilemmas and disruptions, addressed his epoch’s paradoxical legacy of disinheritance--and how he responded to this unwelcome legacy with one of modernism’s most complex, ambitious, and challenging visions of tradition. Drawing on not only Russian and Western modernist writing and theory, but also modern European Jewish culture, Russian religious thought, postrevolutionary politics, and even silent film, Cavanagh traces Mandelstam’s recovery of a "world culture" vital, vast, and varied enough to satisfy the desires of the quintessential outcast modernist.

Secrets of Forbidden Love

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Author: Cándida R. DeVito
Publisher: Palibrio
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Secrets of Forbidden Love by Cándida R. DeVito Book Resume:

A young girl never forgets her first love. But what if this love is forbidden? Despite the age gap, Cndida had a crush on Andrew De Vito since she was eight years old. As time grew, so did her feelings for him. She never thought that one day, he would reciprocate her feelings for him, but he did. There was only one problem. He was already marriedto the church. Cndidas story, Secrets of Forbidden Love, is a beautiful and romantic tale of a forbidden love. It is also a story of love and forgiveness in several dimensions.

Stealth Altruism

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Author: Arthur B. Shostak
Publisher: Routledge
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Stealth Altruism by Arthur B. Shostak Book Resume:

Though it has been nearly seventy years since the Holocaust, the human capacity for evil displayed by its perpetrators is still shocking and haunting. But the story of the Nazi attempt to annihilate European Jewry is not all we should remember. Stealth Altruism tells of secret, non-militant, high-risk efforts by “Carers,” those victims who tried to reduce suffering and improve everyone’s chances of survival. Their empowering acts of altruism remind us of our inherent longing to do good even in situations of extraordinary brutality. Arthur B. Shostak explores forbidden acts of kindness, such as sharing scarce clothing and food rations, holding up weakened fellow prisoners during roll call, secretly replacing an ailing friend in an exhausting work detail, and much more. He explores the motivation behind this dangerous behavior, how it differed when in or out of sight, who provided or undermined forbidden care, the differing experiences of men and women, how and why gentiles provided aid, and, most importantly, how might the costly obscurity of stealth altruism soon be corrected. To date, memorialization has emphasized what was done to victims and sidelined what victims tried to do for one another. “Carers” provide an inspiring model and their perilous efforts should be recognized and taught alongside the horrors of the Holocaust. Humanity needs such inspiration.


PEARL MOON [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Katherine Stone
Publisher: Katherine Stone
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“Remarkably romantic and thoroughly enchanting.”—Rendezvous on Pearl Moon “Katherine Stone delivers not one, not two, but four intertwining love stories in this tender, moving, entrancing novel.”—Romantic Times on Pearl Moon PEARL MOON is the triumphant story of two remarkable sisters, bound by blood but separated by fate, who face unexpected danger and discover unrivaled passion in turbulent and exotic modern-day Hong Kong. Hong Kong is a place of intriguing contrasts, of the ancient and the new, the cosmopolitan and the mystical, a spectacular marriage of East and West. It is also a place of great excitement and uncertainty as the year 1997 draws near, the year the British lease expires on the Crown Colony and sovereignty of Hong Kong reverts to China. Maylene Kwan is the architect of Hong Kong’s most luxurious hotel, the Jade Palace. Like the building she has designed, she is an intoxicating blend of East and West, of harmony and conflict. Her desire for fierce and rugged Texan Sam Coulter, the hotel’s builder, is potent and addictive. But a devastating secret stands between Maylene and true love. Now she will come face to face with the American sister she has never met, a sister who doesn’t even know Maylene exists. Photographer Allison Whitaker, the cherished daughter of a powerful Texas family, has always viewed the world through a camera lens. Unaware of the blood ties she shares with Maylene, Allison comes to Hong Kong to savor freedom for the first time in her life. She falls in love with the British aristocrat James Drake, the hotel’s developer, unwittingly putting her life in jeopardy as Drake’s arch enemy prepares for a deadly showdown. As pressure builds for completion of the luxury hotel, both sisters will know the deadly menace of a force as elusive as the morning fog swirling over Victoria Peak . . . and as deadly as the typhoons that strike the tiny island with such fury. It will be a time of bold desire and hidden evil, of the beauty and capriciousness of nature, of hope renewed and love as eternal and precious as Hong Kong itself. Remarkably romantic and thoroughly enchanting.”—Rendezvous on Pearl Moon “A can’t-miss combination of multi-generational romance and international suspense.”—Booklist on Pearl Moon “In the vein of Danielle Steel and Sandra Brown.”—Library Journal on Pearl Moon A “triumph . . . of love, drama, and stunning passions for which Katherine Stone is increasingly recognized.”—Affaire de Coeur on Pearl Moon “A hauntingly beautiful story set against the splendor of California’s Napa Valley. An intriguing, multilayered tale filled with such deep emotions and vivid descriptions that it’s nearly impossible to put down.”—Rendezvous on Bed of Roses “Heart-tugging . . . few romance fans will remain unmoved.”—Publishers Weekly on Thief of Hearts “Poignant . . . Cass is an intrepid heroine, but it is Chase who wins our hearts when he refuses to allow Cass’s seeming betrayal to stop him from protecting his beloved.”—Midwest Book Review on Bed of Roses “Fairytale elements mix with those of a present day romance for . . . thoroughly enjoyable results.”—Kirkus Reviews on Rainbows “Sweeping drama . . . Her most emotionally charged and intricate story of love yet.”—Romantic Times on Imagine Love “Alluring . . . Fascinating . . . Each page brings a new adventure, every plot twist another question begging to be answered.”—Rendezvous on Imagine Love Katherine Stone's "high quality romance ranks right up there with Nora Roberts."—Booklist

Women's Lives/Women's Times

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Author: Trev Lynn Broughton,Linda Anderson
Publisher: SUNY Press
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Women's Lives/Women's Times by Trev Lynn Broughton,Linda Anderson Book Resume:

Points to the many ways in which the study of autobiography can contribute to the theory, practice, and politics of women’s studies as curriculum, and to feminist theory more generally.

Ethnographic Inquiry and Lived Experience

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Author: Wing-Chung Ho
Publisher: Routledge
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Ethnographic Inquiry and Lived Experience by Wing-Chung Ho Book Resume:

Ho addresses two fundamental theoretical questions about how best to practice ethnographic inquiries to obtain qualitative, experience-near, and shareable accounts of human living. The first question is regarding the epistemology of ethnography. Ho posits that writing is epistemologically prior to the researcher’s fieldwork experience in the production of ethnographic knowledge. This stance is developed using the theories of hermeneutics put forward by Paul Ricoeur and Hans-Georg Gadamer who both consider that once a text is produced, its meaning is dissociated from the intention of the author. The second question is: what is the putative object that the ethnographer writes about? Ho argues that "lived experience" (Erlebnis) offers such an ethnographic object. Since the lived experience that an ethnographer experiences during fieldwork cannot be studied directly, further theorizations of lived experience are necessary. Ho underscores both the non-discursivity and transcendence of lived experience in the lifeworld, and the way power is clandestinely imbued in everyday life in shaping subjectivity and practice. This theorization brings together Alfred Schutz’s lifeworld theory and Michel Foucault’s power/knowledge nexus. The result is a general theory of experience that is pertinent for ethnographic inquiries. By addressing these two fundamental questions and offering novel angles from which to answer them, this book offers refreshed epistemological guidelines for conducting ethnographic research for scientific reasoning. More importantly, this book also provides a crucial knowledge base for comprehending the current epistemological debates inherent in the production of ethnographic knowledge and furthering discussions in the field.

The Thinking Space

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Author: Leona Rittner,W. Scott Haine
Publisher: Routledge
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The Thinking Space by Leona Rittner,W. Scott Haine Book Resume:

The cafe is not only a place to enjoy a cup of coffee, it is also a space - distinct from its urban environment - in which to reflect and take part in intellectual debate. Since the eighteenth century in Europe, intellectuals and artists have gathered in cafes to exchange ideas, inspirations and information that has driven the cultural agenda for Europe and the world. Without the café, would there have been a Karl Marx or a Jean-Paul Sartre? The café as an institutional site has been the subject of renewed interest amongst scholars in the past decade, and its role in the development of art, ideas and culture has been explored in some detail. However, few have investigated the ways in which cafés create a cultural and intellectual space which brings together multiple influences and intellectual practices and shapes the urban settings of which they are a part. This volume presents an international group of scholars who consider cafés as sites of intellectual discourse from across Europe during the long modern period. Drawing on literary theory, history, cultural studies and urban studies, the contributors explore the ways in which cafes have functioned and evolved at crucial moments in the histories of important cities and countries - notably Paris, Vienna and Italy. Choosing these sites allows readers to understand both the local particularities of each café while also seeing the larger cultural connections between these places. By revealing how the café operated as a unique cultural context within the urban setting, this volume demonstrates how space and ideas are connected. As our global society becomes more focused on creativity and mobility the intellectual cafés of past generations can also serve as inspiration for contemporary and future knowledge workers who will expand and develop this tradition of using and thinking in space.

The Talented Miss Highsmith

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Author: Joan Schenkar
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
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The Talented Miss Highsmith by Joan Schenkar Book Resume:

Patricia Highsmith's The Price of Salt is now a major motion picture (Carol) starring Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska, directed by Todd Hayes A 2010 New York Times Notable Book A 2010 Lambda Literary Award Winner A 2009 Edgar Award Nominee A 2009 Agatha Award Nominee A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week Patricia Highsmith, one of the great writers of twentieth-century American fiction, had a life as darkly compelling as that of her favorite "hero-criminal," the talented Tom Ripley. Joan Schenkar maps out this richly bizarre life from her birth in Texas to Hitchcock's filming of her first novel, Strangers on a Train, to her long, strange self-exile in Europe. We see her as a secret writer for the comics, a brilliant creator of disturbing fictions, and an erotic predator with dozens of women (and a few good men) on her love list. The Talented Miss Highsmith is the first literary biography with access to Highsmith's whole story: her closest friends, her oeuvre, her archives. It's a compulsive page-turner unlike any other, a book worthy of Highsmith herself.

The Complete Arrows Trilogy

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Author: Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: Penguin
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Together for the first time in a single volume, The Complete Arrows Trilogy is the adventure that launched Valdemar, Mercedes Lackey’s expansive fantasy realm beloved by generations of readers. Talia, once a runaway, is Chosen by the Companion Rolan, a mystical horse-like being with powers beyond imagining. She becomes one of the great Heralds of Valdemar, a protector of the realm, and a member of the Queen’s Own elite guard. Over the course of Talia’s adventures, she struggles to master her unique magical abilities, while protecting her queen, the heir to the throne, and the kingdom itself. She battles against diabolical magic, treacherous assassination plots, dangerous unrest, and traitors to her fellow Heralds.

Arrows of the Queen

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Author: Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: Penguin
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Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey Book Resume:

Follows the adventures of Talia as she trains to become a Herald of Valdemar in the first book in the classic epic fantasy Arrows trilogy Chosen by the Companion Rolan, a mystical horse-like being with powers beyond imagining, Talia, once a runaway, has now become a trainee Herald, destined to become one of the Queen’s own elite guard. For Talia has certain awakening talents of the mind that only a Companion like Rolan can truly sense. But as Talia struggles to master her unique abilities, time is running out. For conspiracy is brewing in Valdemar, a deadly treason that could destroy Queen and kingdom. Opposed by unknown enemies capable of both diabolical magic and treacherous assassination, the Queen must turn to Talia and the Heralds for aid in protecting the realm and insuring the future of the Queen’s heir, a child already in danger of becoming bespelled by the Queen’s own foes.

The Daēva Cult in the Gāthās

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Author: Amir Ahmadi
Publisher: Routledge
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The Daēva Cult in the Gāthās by Amir Ahmadi Book Resume:

Addressing the question of the origins of the Zoroastrian religion, this book argues that the intransigent opposition to the cult of the daēvas, the ancient Indo-Iranian gods, is the root of the development of the two central doctrines of Zoroastrianism: cosmic dualism and eschatology (fate of the soul after death and its passage to the other world). The daēva cult as it appears in the Gāthās, the oldest part of the Zoroastrian sacred text, the Avesta, had eschatological pretentions. The poet of the Gāthās condemns these as deception. The book critically examines various theories put forward since the 19th century to account for the condemnation of the daēvas. It then turns to the relevant Gāthic passages and analyzes them in detail in order to give a picture of the cult and the reasons for its repudiation. Finally, it examines materials from other sources, especially the Greek accounts of Iranian ritual lore (mainly) in the context of the mystery cults. Classical Greek writers consistently associate the nocturnal ceremony of the magi with the mysteries as belonging to the same religious-cultural category. This shows that Iranian religious lore included a nocturnal rite that aimed at ensuring the soul’s journey to the beyond and a desirable afterlife. Challenging the prevalent scholarship of the Greek interpretation of Iranian religious lore and proposing a new analysis of the formation of the Hellenistic concept of ‘magic,’ this book is an important resource for students and scholars of History, Religion and Iranian Studies.

Aesthetic Reason and Imaginative Freedom

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Author: María del Rosario Acosta López,Jeffrey L. Powell
Publisher: SUNY Press
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Aesthetic Reason and Imaginative Freedom by María del Rosario Acosta López,Jeffrey L. Powell Book Resume:

Shows the relevance of Schiller’s thought for contemporary philosophy, particularly aesthetics, ethics, and politics. This book seeks to draw attention to Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805) as a philosophical thinker in his own right. For too long, his philosophical contribution has been neglected in favor of his much-deserved reputation as a political playwright. The essays in this collection make two arguments. First, Schiller presents a robust philosophical program that can be favorably compared to those of his age, including Rousseau, Kant, Schelling, and Hegel, and he proves to be their equal in his thinking on morality, aesthetics, and politics. Second, Schiller can also guide us in our more contemporary philosophical concerns and approaches, such as phenomenology, hermeneutics, aesthetics, and politics. Here, Schiller instructs us in our engagement with figures such as Walter Benjamin, Michel Foucault, Jacques Rancière, Roberto Esposito, and others.

The Penguin Freud Reader

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Author: Sigmund Freud
Publisher: Penguin UK
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The Penguin Freud Reader by Sigmund Freud Book Resume:

Here are the essential ideas of psychoanalytic theory, including Freud's explanations of such concepts as the Id, Ego and Super-Ego, the Death Instinct and Pleasure Principle, along with classic case studies like that of the Wolf Man. Adam Phillips's marvellous selection provides an ideal overview of Freud's thought in all its extraordinary ambition and variety. Psychoanalysis may be known as the 'talking cure', yet it is also and profoundly, a way of reading. Here we can see Freud's writings as readings and listenings, deciphering the secrets of the mind, finding words for desires that have never found expression. Much more than this, however, The Penguin Freud Reader presents a compelling reading of life as we experience it today, and a way in to the work of one of the most haunting writers of the modern age.

Thomas Hardy's Shorter Fiction

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Author: Sophie Gilmartin
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Thomas Hardy's Shorter Fiction by Sophie Gilmartin Book Resume:

This critical study of Hardy's short stories provides a thorough account of the ruling preoccupations and recurrent writing strategies of his entire corpus as well as providing detailed readings of several individual texts. It relates the formal choices imposed on Hardy as contributor to Blackwood's Magazine and other periodicals to the methods he employed to encode in fiction his troubled attitude towards the social politics of the West Country, where most of the stories are set. No previous criticism has shown how the powerful challenges to the reader mounted in Hardy's later stories reveal the complexity of his motivations during a period when he was moving progressively in the direction of exchanging fiction for poetry. * Unique in providing a comprehensive criticism of Hardy's entire output of short stories. * Full, detailed, close readings of a number of key stories make this useful as a potential teaching resource. * Draws on the work of social historians to make clear the background of social and political unrest in Dorset that is partly uncovered and partly hidden in Hardy's portrayals of his fictional Wessex. * Offers fascinating insights into Hardy's near-obsession in his mature phase with the marriage contract, and with its legal binding of erratic men and women.

Fundamentals of Nursing - E-Book

Fundamentals of Nursing - E-Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Patricia A. Potter,Anne Griffin Perry,Patricia Stockert,Amy Hall
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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Fundamentals of Nursing - E-Book by Patricia A. Potter,Anne Griffin Perry,Patricia Stockert,Amy Hall Book Resume:

Learn fundamental nursing principles, concepts, and skills with ease! Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th Edition includes accurate, cutting-edge content, active learning strategies, and the latest evidence-based research to help you excel in your classes and prepare for success in today's competitive nursing field. An expert author team led by Patricia Potter and Anne Griffin Perry provides a trusted, comprehensive resource, thoroughly reviewed by nursing experts and peers to ensure the most accurate content. With practical, fully integrated study support, this edition makes it easier than ever to build the understanding and clinical reasoning essential to providing excellent patient care.

The Complete Lord Hawkesbury's Players Trilogy

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Author: C.J. Archer
Publisher: C.J. Archer
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The Complete Lord Hawkesbury's Players Trilogy by C.J. Archer Book Resume:

THE LORD HAWKESBURY’S PLAYERS TRILOGY is a delightful romp through Elizabethan England. It has intrigue, romance and witty banter, with cameo appearances from William Shakespeare. This trilogy contains the following books: A Secret Life A Tempting Life A Forbidden Life DESCRIPTION OF A SECRET LIFE Minerva Peabody needs a man. Unfortunately she picked the wrong one. The impoverished playwright has a dream to see her plays performed on stage but in Elizabethan England, not only are women considered the inferior sex, they simply do NOT write plays. Faced with rejection after rejection, she decides to take one more chance with the most desperate theater manager in London, only this time she’ll use the cover of a man. Sucked in by a pair of bright blue eyes and impressive shoulders, she chooses Blake out of the crowd, never thinking he’ll actually play an active role in her ruse. But when he does, he gets under her skin in the most alarming way. Privateer (don't call him a pirate to his face), Robert Blakewell, accepted Min’s proposal to give him a cover while he searched for the cur who got his sister with child. But when his mission threatens to destroy Min's fledgling career, he must make a choice: protect his family or the woman he has grown to love. Either choice will see him lose something precious.

Notes on Love in a Tamil Family

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Author: Margaret Trawick
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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Notes on Love in a Tamil Family by Margaret Trawick Book Resume:

Love, as a force in human affairs, is still not given much attention or credency by social scientists. With Notes on Love in a Tamil Family, Margaret Trawick places the notion of love prominently in social scientific discourse. Her unforgettable and profusely illustrated study is a significant contribution to anthropology and to South Asian studies. Trawick lived for a time in the midst of one large South Indian family and sought to understand the multiple and mutually shared expressions of anpu--what in English we call love. Often enveloping the author herself, changing her as she inevitably changed her hosts, this family performed before the young anthropologist's eyes the meaning of anpu: through poetry and conversation, through the not always gentle raising of children, through the weaving of kinship tapestries, through erotic exchanges among women, among men, and across the great sexual boundary. She communicates with grace and insight what she learned from this Tamil family, and we discover that love is no less universal than selfishness and individualism.

Essentials for Nursing Practice - E-Book

Essentials for Nursing Practice - E-Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Patricia A. Potter,Anne Griffin Perry,Patricia Stockert,Amy Hall
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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Essentials for Nursing Practice - E-Book by Patricia A. Potter,Anne Griffin Perry,Patricia Stockert,Amy Hall Book Resume:

Taking all the expert nursing content and student-friendly features of Potter and Perry’s Fundamentals text and streamlining it into a shorter format, Essentials for Nursing Practice, 8th Edition is the perfect choice to help busy nursing students master all the fundamental nursing principles in less time! This new 8th edition contains the nursing principles, concepts, skills, and easy-to-follow format that nursing students have come to love about Potter and Perry’s Basic Nursing — all updated with the latest information, visuals, and learning features. Plus, this reinvigorated Essentials text is streamlined and re-designed to work better with the rest of your books. It also comes with a wide array of online learning tools (free with book purchase) to help you master the important nursing concepts and skills with ease. Progressive case studies are introduced at the beginning of the chapter and are then used to tie together the care plan, concept map, clinical decision-making exercises, and QSEN scenarios. Safety guidelines for nursing skills sections precede each skills section to help you focus on safe and effective skills performance. Nursing skills at the end of each chapter feature full-bleed coloring on the edge of the page to make them easy to locate. UNIQUE! Clinical Decision-Making exercises coordinate directly with the progressive case study presented in the chapter. Focused Patient Assessment tables include actual questions to help you learn how to effectively phrase questions to patients as well as target physical assessment techniques. Evaluation boxes bring everything together after nursing interventions have been implemented. Patient Teaching boxes help you plan effective teaching by first identifying an outcome, then developing strategies on how to teach, and finally, implementing measures to evaluate learning. Care of the Older Adult boxes highlight key aspects of nursing assessment and care for this growing population. NEW! QSEN scenarios present a clinical situation followed by an open-ended question designed to help you understand and apply these core competencies. NEW! Chapter on professional nursing includes information on QSEN, prioritization, delegation, and professional levels. NEW! Completely revised review questions contain a strong mix of clinical thinking and application-level questions. NEW! Content on the impact of exercise covers its influence on disease reduction, compassion fatigue, lateral violence, cyber bullying, social media implications, caregiver strain, and safe patient handling. NEW! Expanded use of Evidence-Based Practice boxes include a PICO question, summary of the results of a research study, and a description of how the study has affected nursing practice — in every chapter. NEW! Patient-Centered Care boxes address racial and ethnic diversity along with the cultural differences that impact socioeconomic status, values, geography, and religion. These will related to the chapter case studies when possible.

Memory at Bay

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Author: Évelyne Trouillot
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
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Memory at Bay by Évelyne Trouillot Book Resume:

Winner of the prestigious Prix Carbet--an award won by such distinguished authors as Maryse Condé, Jamaica Kincaid, and Raphaël Confiant-- Memory at Bay is now available in an English translation that brings to life this powerful novel by one of Haiti’s most vital authors, Évelyne Trouillot. Trouillot introduces us to a bedridden widow of a notorious dictator (in effect, a portrait of Papa Doc Duvalier) and the young émigré who attends to her needs but who harbors a secret--the bitter loss she feels for her mother, a victim of the dictator’s atrocities. The story that unfolds is a deftly plotted psychological drama in which the two women in turn relive their radically contrasting accounts of the dictator’s regime. Partly a retelling of Haiti’s nightmarish history under Duvalier, and partly an exploration of the power of memory, Trouillot’s novel takes a suspenseful turn when the aide contemplates murdering the old widow. Memory at Bay was praised by the Prix Carbet committee for the way it treats the enigmas of destiny and for a pairing of characters whose voices bring the narrative to the edge of the ineffable. CARAF Books: Caribbean and African Literature Translated from French

Universal Aspects of the Kabbalah & Judaism

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Author: Leo Schaya
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
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Universal Aspects of the Kabbalah & Judaism by Leo Schaya Book Resume:

Leo Schaya (1916-1986) was a brilliant author and editor whose only book to appear in English was the much-acclaimed The Universal Meaning of the Kabbalah, which is often cited in books on Jewish mysticism. This new book, Universal Aspects of the Kabbalah and Judaism, is a collection of writings by Schaya, including some previously unpublished material, that highlight the particular way in which Judaism expresses universal truths and concepts. Schaya explains in great depth and beauty how the God of Israel manifests His goodness, power, and mercy in multiple levels of creative emanations, which are the main focus of the Kabbalah. Even more, however, Schaya looks through Judaism’s particular forms and demonstrates that at its core Judaism reveals the same mysterious universal source from which all of the great religious traditions of the world draw their spiritual sustenance and energy.

Fate's Child

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Author: Joseph Stallings
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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Fate's Child by Joseph Stallings Book Resume:

Fate... Destiny... and a three thousand year old prophesy. When two trouble-free country boys end up in the hospital due to an almost catastrophic event, Alex’s harsh past comes back to haunt him. His whole life had been a fabrication that his foster aunt and uncle invented to keep his past a secret from him and the rest of the world. After being told that he is not human and awaiting an estranged visitor that can help shed light on his shattered reality, Young Alex must face what fate has in store for him and deal with his new life one day at a time. With a three thousand year old prophesy foretelling his birth and of his importance, Alex and his foster family must overcome the evils that have tracked him after sixteen long years. Now, plunged into a realm of multiple dimensions and surreal beings, Alex must decide if he is to become Earth’s savior, destroyer, or try to return to his fictitiously normal life with one consequence: that if he does nothing, then in less than three years, his world could come to an end regardless. What would you do if the lives of everyone you loved were placed on your shoulders? Lucky for you, that has not happened; we can only hope Alex makes the right choices.

Joining the Sisterhood

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Author: Tobin Belzer,Julie Pelc
Publisher: SUNY Press
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Joining the Sisterhood by Tobin Belzer,Julie Pelc Book Resume:

Essays and poems that offer insight into what it means to be a young Jewish woman today.

Faith and Ethics in Health and Social Care

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Author: Ann Gallagher,Christopher Herbert
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Faith and Ethics in Health and Social Care by Ann Gallagher,Christopher Herbert Book Resume:

This textbook looks at how different world faiths approach ethics in health and social care, and how their faith informs their practice. Equipping practitioners with the information the need, it will support them to be more reflective regarding spirituality, ethics and their provision of care.

The Myth of Superwoman

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Author: Resa L. Dudovitz
Publisher: Routledge
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The Myth of Superwoman by Resa L. Dudovitz Book Resume:

Reviled by critics but loved by the readers, the bestseller has until recently provoked little serious critical interest. In The Myth of Superwoman, originally published in 1990, Resa Dudovitz looks at this international phenomenon, particularly at the origins of the bestseller system in the United States and France. Her cross-cultural study, including interviews with publishers, literary agents, and bestselling authors, gives a lively picture of the contrasting ways in which the bestseller is produced, marketed, and received in two countries. It pays special attention to the ‘international bestsellers’ of the 1980s, to writers like Judith Krantz, Colleen McCullough, and Barbara Taylor Bradford, all of whose novels are published in the United States, Britain, France, Germany, and Italy. The book presents a general analysis of women’s bestsellers, ranging over a wide variety of novels, from popular nineteenth-century texts in France and the United States to the novels of today. Dudovitz shows how women’s bestselling fiction has, over the last two hundred years, kept pace with the social evolution of contemporary women, culminating in the myth of superwoman in women’s bestsellers of the 1980s. This fascinating account of an important aspect of popular culture will be of great value to students of women’s studies and cultural studies, especially those interested in the myths which structure women’s bestselling fiction.

False Prophets

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Author: Leo Lowenthal
Publisher: Routledge
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False Prophets by Leo Lowenthal Book Resume:

The studies in this volume deal with problems of authoritarianism and anti-Semitism. Lowenthal's book length contribution, "Prophets of Deceit," which begins this collection, is a classic of political psychology. This research study is followed by an essay, "Terror's Atomization of Man. "Lowenthal uses this material for a theory of the psychological mechanisms operative under terrorist conditions and their significance for contemporary society.

Grey Aliens and the Harvesting of Souls

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Author: Nigel Kerner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Grey Aliens and the Harvesting of Souls by Nigel Kerner Book Resume:

Exposes the agenda behind the bio-robotic grey aliens’ genetic manipulation of certain human races • Reveals the Grey’s nature as sophisticated self-aware machines created by a long vanished extraterrestrial civilization • Explains how their quest to capture human souls appears in the historical record from biblical times • Explains how the phenomenon of racism is a by-product of their genetic tampering In 1997 Nigel Kerner first introduced the notion of aliens known as Greys coming to Earth, explaining that Greys are sophisticated biological robots created by an extraterrestrial civilization they have long since outlived. In this new book Kerner reveals that the Greys are seeking to master death by obtaining something humans possess that they do not: souls. Through the manipulation of human DNA, these aliens hope to create their own souls and, thereby, escape the entropic grip of the material universe in favor of the timeless realm of spirit. Kerner explains that genetic manipulation by the Greys has occurred since biblical times and has led to numerous negative qualities that plague humanity, such as violence, greed, and maliciousness. Racism, he contends, was developed by the aliens to prevent their genetic experiments from being compromised by breeding with others outside their influence. Examining historical records, Kerner shows that Jesus, who represented an uncorrupted genetic line, warned his disciples about the threat posed by these alien interlopers, while Hitler, a pure product of this alien intelligence, waged genocide in an attempt to rid Earth of all those untouched by this genetic tampering. Despite the powerful grip the Greys have on humanity, Kerner says that all hope is not lost. Greys exist wholly in the material world, so if we follow the spiritual laws of reincarnation and karma, aiming for enlightenment and rising above the material--a state the Greys are unable to reach--we can free ourselves from their grasp.

The Human Situation

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Author: W. MacNeile Dixon
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
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The Human Situation by W. MacNeile Dixon Book Resume:

Originally published in the late 1930's, 'The Human Situation'; was written by W. MacNeile Dixon, a great philosopher in his time. The author was the Regius Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Glasgow from 1904 until his retirement in 1935. Published in the late 1930s, 'The Human Situation' comprises the Gifford Lectures (renowned in philosophical circles) delivered at the University of Glasgow from 1935 to 1937.

East-Asian Marxisms and Their Trajectories

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Author: Joyce C.H. Liu,Viren Murthy
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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East-Asian Marxisms and Their Trajectories by Joyce C.H. Liu,Viren Murthy Book Resume:

In this volume, leading scholars from around the world suggest that radical ideologies have shaped complex historical processes in East Asia by examining how intellectuals and activists interpreted, rethought and criticized Marxism in East Asia. The contributors to this volume ask how we can use Marxism to understand East Asia in a global capitalist world, and where the problems that Marxism highlighted, including imperialism, domination and inequality, are increasingly prevalent. The volume draws on various disciplines to reinterpret Marx, and shed light on the complex dynamics of global capitalism in various historical/national contexts. The distinguished contributors illuminate, rethink and make accessible highly complex Marxist concepts, such as the question of class contradiction, the temporalities of capitalism, real and formal subsumption, relative surplus value and the commodity form, the question of class and the proletariat. At a time when people around the world are struggling to cope with the crises of global capitalism, this volume on regional responses to capitalism is especially welcome. It will be of interest to students and scholars of East Asian studies, social and political theory, sociology and globalization studies.

The Accident

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Author: Ismail Kadare
Publisher: Bond Street Books
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The Accident by Ismail Kadare Book Resume:

The new book from the winner of the inaugural International Man Booker Prize is a modern-day love story of powerful obsession set against the background of dark political intrigue. On the autobahn in Vienna a taxi leaves the carriageway and strikes the crash barrier, flinging its male and female passengers out of its back doors as it spins through the air. The driver cannot explain why he lost control; he only says that the mysterious couple in the back seat seemed to be about to kiss . . . Set against the tumultuous backdrop of war and its aftermath in the Balkans, The Accident intimately documents an affair between two people caught in each other's webs. The investigation into their deaths uncovers a mutually destructive obsession that mirrors the conflicts of the region. A destabilizing mixture of vivid hallucination and cold reality, Ismail Kadare's new novel is a bold and fascinating departure.

Barker: Plays Eight

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Author: Howard Barker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Barker: Plays Eight by Howard Barker Book Resume:

The Trojan legend and the character of Helen form the basis for The Bite of the Night. As with all Barker’s mythical and historical works, it is overlaid and undermined by a contemporary narrative, in this instance the search for the origin of the erotic undertaken by the redundant university teacher Dr Savage and his nihilistic student, Hogbin. Through all twelve Troys, Savage and Helen struggle with a passion both intellectual and physical, and the idea of beauty is refined to a terrifying degree. In Brutopia Barker’s controversial portrait of the humanist Thomas More is shaped around his strained relationship with his daughter Cecilia, here discovered to be the author of a counter-text to her parent’s infamous Utopia. Cecilia’s wit and cruelty mark her out as one of Barker’s least compromising and heroic young women. The Forty is a significant departure from Barker’s dramatic practice, his investment in language reduced to a few phrases which punctuate detailed scenes of conflict and solitude. Physical movement, and intense concentration on gesture show the author’s flair for visuality in a new and surprising way. The theme of sacrifice features increasingly in Barker’s theatre, and in Wonder and Worship in the Dying Ward it is a mother’s refusal to apologize for an act of passion – notwithstanding the dire consequence for her own child – that is at the heart of the argument. Set in a home for terminally-ill patients, many of whom create a hilarious chorus around the protagonists, Wonder and Worship in the Dying Ward shows Barker’s imagination in its most startling form.

The Pillar Function of the Speeches of Wisdom

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Author: Bálint Károly Zabán
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
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The Pillar Function of the Speeches of Wisdom by Bálint Károly Zabán Book Resume:

This book provides a treatment of Proverbs 1:20–33; 8:1–36 and 9:1–6, generally called the three speeches of Wisdom. The aim was to employ these speeches as starting points, from which the remaining material in Proverbs 1–9 is examined, evaluated and interpreted. Along with aspects of poeticity and literary value, this work also investigates how these speeches fit into the overall literary structure of Proverbs 1–9. In this respect and with its primary focus on these speeches of Wisdom, this book constitutes a unique treatment of these Hebrew Bible texts within one monograph.

Masculinities and the Contemporary Irish Theatre

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Author: B. Singleton
Publisher: Springer
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Masculinities and the Contemporary Irish Theatre by B. Singleton Book Resume:

Irish theatre and its histories appear to be dominated by men and their actions. This book's socially and culturally contextualized analysis of performance over the last two decades, however reveals masculinities that are anything but hegemonic, played out in theatres and other arenas of performance all over Ireland.

Waiting for the Parade

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Author: Al Ferber
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Waiting for the Parade by Al Ferber Book Resume:

The parade never happened. No one showed up. Would have been a bust anyway...

You Can Drop It!

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Author: Ilana Muhlstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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You Can Drop It! by Ilana Muhlstein Book Resume:

Most Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Couldn’t Claim This— “I Lost 100 Pounds and Now I’m Sharing How I Did It with You!” MORE THAN 240,000 CLIENTS CAN’T BE WRONG! My name is Ilana Muhlstein and I wrote You Can Drop It! to help you learn my personal and proven system to drop weight and keep it off—without sacrifice—and it’s so simple that you’ll love it! This unique approach has become famous thanks to my renowned 2B Mindset program. The 2B Mindset is designed with the built-in ability for customization so that it is optimally effective and can work for everyone. It has already helped thousands of people lose weight—some more than 100 pounds—while never asking them to go hungry or cut out the foods that they love. You Can Drop It! doesn’t just give you the key knowledge you need to lose weight. It adds motivational principles and real-life examples and it’s the perfect complement to my successful program. No counting calories! No portion control! No feeling hungry! No off-limits foods! No exercise required! Finally—weight loss with FREEDOM! Here’s Exactly Why YOU CAN DROP IT! Will Work: You're going to feel full and satisfied. (You can still eat comforting foods, in big portions, and enjoy 50+ delicious recipes inside.) You’ll eat the foods you love. (Nothing is off-limits, not even dessert or a glass of wine.) You’ll be in control. (Say goodbye to emotional and mindless eating.) You can finally keep off the weight! (These powerful weight-loss tools will be yours for life.) The 2B Mindset method changed my life. I struggled with yo-yo dieting the whole first half of my life. I was always the big one in the group. By the time I turned 13, I weighed over 200 pounds, and I felt terrible about myself. That’s when I realized I had to break the cycle. Through trial and error, and lots of research, I discovered a simple and effective way to lose weight, while still eating large portions and the foods I loved. Over time, I lost 100 pounds, and kept the weight off. . . even after having two beautiful children. My secret? It’s called the 2B Mindset. It has helped thousands of my clients lose weight too—and now it will help you.