A Small Person Far Away

Author: Judith Kerr

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

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Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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Partly autobiographical, this is the third title in Judith Kerr’s internationally acclaimed trilogy of books following the life of Anna through war-torn Germany, to London during the Blitz and her return to Berlin to discover the past...

A Far Away Home

Author: Howard Faber

Publisher: BQB Publishing

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Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 234

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This is the story of Ali, growing up in a peaceful Afghanistan, but later having to resist the control of first the Russians and later the Taliban, so he and his family could live at peace in their home. It's the story of many young Afghans, a story of the Afghanistan that was, and a story with hope for a brighter future.

The One I Knew the Best of All (EasyRead Large Bold Edition)

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

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Category: Drama

Page: 312

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The One I Knew Best of All (1893) is a memoir written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The author covers her childhood and girlhood, taking the reader into confidence and depicting the delightful situations and circumstances of her youth. She starts her memoir with the Christmas holidays.

The One I Knew the Best of All

A Memory of the Mind of a Child

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page:

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The One I Knew Best of All (1893) is a memoir written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The author covers her childhood and girlhood, taking the reader into confidence and depicting the delightful situations and circumstances of her youth. She starts her memoir with the Christmas holidays.

Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature

Author: Adam Piette

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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Category: History

Page: 600

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The first reference book to deal so fully and incisively with the cultural representations of war in 20th-century English and US literature and film. The volume covers the two World Wars as well as specific conflicts that generated literary and imaginativ

A Miracle and a Privilege

Recounting a Half Century of Surgical Advance

Author: Francis D. Moore

Publisher: Joseph Henry Press

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Category: Medical

Page: 488

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Francis Moore entered Harvard Medical School in September of 1935, seven years before penicillin became available. During his remarkable career in surgery, research, and education, Moore has witnessed and contributed to some of the most important biomedical advances of the century, and his students now practice surgery worldwide. In this autobiography, he brings humor and warmth to the story of a lifetime at the forefront of medicine. In this fascinating book Moore describes his work in radioactive isotope research, burn therapy, breast cancer treatment, transplant science, and understanding the process of convalescence. Moore's colleagues have included such medical pioneers as George Thorn, David Hume, Thomas Starzl, John Gibbon, Steven Rosenberg, Harold Urey, and Nobel Prize winner Joseph Murray, and he recounts the setbacks and victories of their work. For example, he writes of the adventure he had with Charles Hufnagel in which 25 dogs, implanted with Hufnagel's experimental heart valves, made their escape into the Connecticut countryside and had to be recovered by dog control officers wielding stethoscopes. Yet Moore recalls with equal clarity the young mother who gave him a silver dollar for delivering her baby, the husband who begged that his ailing wife be allowed to die with dignity, and the desperately sick patients who made themselves available for experimental surgery and treatment. In one of his early operations he relieved "the pain, anguish, and threat to a wonderful small boy" by removing the boy's diseased appendix. He describes this capability as "a miracle and a privilege." The book includes a gripping account of the aftermath of the Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire in Boston in 1942, when Moore learned the horrific details of death by fire. He recounts both his experience with M.A.S.H. units and battalion aid stations in Korea and the sudden request from the U.S. State Department that resulted in his treating King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia. Moore's life story reflects his serious commitment to human well-being as well as his appreciation for the wonder of human life. Physicians, medical students, and all readers alike will find this book informative and inspirational. Francis Daniels Moore, M.D., is Moseley Professor of Surgery, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School and Surgeon-in-Chief, Emeritus, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston.

In Her Lifetime

Female Morbidity and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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The relative lack of information on determinants of disease, disability, and death at major stages of a woman's lifespan and the excess morbidity and premature mortality that this engenders has important adverse social and economic ramifications, not only for Sub-Saharan Africa, but also for other regions of the world as well. Women bear much of the weight of world production in both traditional and modern industries. In Sub-Saharan Africa, for example, women contribute approximately 60 to 80 percent of agricultural labor. Worldwide, it is estimated that women are the sole supporters in 18 to 30 percent of all families, and that their financial contribution in the remainder of families is substantial and often crucial. This book provides a solid documentary base that can be used to develop an agenda to guide research and health policy formulation on female health--both for Sub-Saharan Africa and for other regions of the developing world. This book could also help facilitate ongoing, collaboration between African researchers on women's health and their U.S. colleagues. Chapters cover such topics as demographics, nutritional status, obstetric morbidity and mortality, mental health problems, and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.