Incidents of the war

the Civil War journal of Mary Jane Chadick

Author: Mary Jane Cook Chadick,Nancy M. Rohr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 379

View: 6596

Transcribed, edited, and anotated Civil War journal written by Mary Jane Chaduck during the years of Federal invasion, 1862-1865.

The Yearling

Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442441002

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 528

View: 4257

No novel better epitomizes the love between a child and a pet than The Yearling. Young Jody adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag and makes it a part of his family and his best friend. But life in the Florida backwoods is harsh, and so, as his family fights off wolves, bears, and even alligators, and faces failure in their tenuous subsistence farming, Jody must finally part with his dear animal friend. There has been a film and even a musical based on this moving story, a fine work of great American literature.

Legacy of Honor

The Values and Influence of America's Eagle Scouts

Author: Alvin Townley

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429996563

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 1764

Over the past century, America's Eagle Scouts have earned a reputation for service, virtue, and leadership that is recognized throughout the world. But few people realize the full extent to which Eagle Scouts have made a mark on American history. They have served as astronauts, soldiers, politicians, and businessmen, but they have also been the fathers, brothers, Scoutmasters, coaches, and other role models who have played an integral part in American life. Alvin Townley set out across the country to hear the stories of these Eagle Scouts. He spoke with individuals from every region, of every age and every background, some of whom have risen to fame as public figures while others have left a lasting impact outside of the spotlight. The Eagle Scouts who share their experiences include Bill Gates, Sr., Bill Bradley, J. W. Marriott, Jr., Ross Perot, Michael Bloomberg, Richard Lugar, Michael Dukakis, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, coach Chan Gailey, and Capt. Jim Lovell of Apollo 13. The book also explores the virtues of a Tuskegee Airman, a Vietnam War POW, a September 11 NYPD hero, a crew of Hurricane Katrina relief workers, and a host of others from every walk of life. During his journey, Alvin discovered stories of character, courage, and inspiration that belong not only to Eagle Scouts but to all Americans. These stories form the heart of Legacy of Honor and offer us a chance to appreciate the profound impact that Eagle Scouts have had on American history and the lasting role they will play in our country's future.

Community Journalism

Relentlessly Local

Author: Jock Lauterer

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807867754

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 456

View: 3316

No matter how ambitious they may be, most novice journalists don't get their start at the New York Times. They get their first jobs at smaller local community newspapers that require a different style of reporting than the detached, impersonal approach expected of major international publications. As the primary textbook and sourcebook for the teaching and practice of local journalism and newspaper publishing in the United States, Community Journalism addresses the issues a small-town newspaper writer or publisher is likely to face. Jock Lauterer covers topics ranging from why community journalism is important and distinctive; to hints for reporting and writing with a "community spin"; to design, production, photojournalism, and staff management. This third edition introduces new chapters on adjusting to changing demographics in the community and "best practices" for community papers. Updated with fresh examples throughout and considering the newest technologies in editing and photography, this edition of Community Journalism provides the very latest of what every person working at a small newspaper needs to know.

Buried by the Times

The Holocaust and America's Most Important Newspaper

Author: Laurel Leff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521812870

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

View: 3643

Looks at decisions made at The New York Times that resulted in the minimizing, misunderstanding, and dilution of the Holocaust in a behind-the-scenes study of how America's premier newspaper failed in its coverage of the fate of European Jews.

Spirit of Adventure

Eagle Scouts and the Making of America's Future

Author: Alvin Townley

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429937313

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 4829

An extraordinary journey alongside America's new generation of Eagle Scouts, who are discovering their purpose and bringing the values of Scouting to the world. Over the past century, Scouts have helped to guide the course of American history. But what does Scouting and the Eagle badge mean to the Scouts of today? How will they shape the future of Scouting and America itself? In Spirit of Adventure, Scouting expert and Eagle Scout Alvin Townley finds the answer. Townley traveled across the country and to the far corners of the globe to meet these young Eagle Scouts. He found them everywhere, continuing the life of adventure and service that they had begun in Scouting. He discovered them in Afghanistan providing medical care to villagers, in Australia saving coral reefs, at the Super Bowl and Olympic venues striving for victory, on desert cliffs and at inner-city schools teaching new lessons, in Africa bringing hope to children, and on the windswept deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz preparing for takeoff. Whether doctors, activists, servicemen, entrepreneurs, or teachers, these young men are changing the world through bold actions that capture the essence of the Scouting tradition. In Spirit of Adventure, Townley answers important questions about the future of Scouting and America, while revealing stories of service, courage, and pure excitement that introduce our nation to an inspiring new generation of leaders.

The FBI Encyclopedia

Author: Michael Newton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476604177

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 5339

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, America's most famous law enforcement agency, was established in 1908 and ever since has been the subject of countless books, articles, essays, congressional investigations, television programs and motion pictures--but even so it remains an enigma to many, deliberately shrouded in mystery on the basis of privacy or national security concerns. This encyclopedia has entries on a broad range of topics related to the FBI, including biographical sketches of directors, agents, attorneys general, notorious fugitives, and people (well known and unknown) targeted by the FBI; events, cases and investigations such as ILLWIND, ABSCAM and Amerasia; FBI terminology and programs such as COINTELPRO and VICAP; organizations marked for disruption including the KGB and the Ku Klux Klan; and various general topics such as psychological profiling, fingerprinting and electronic surveillance. It begins with a brief overview of the FBI's origins and history.

Change Me Into Zeus's Daughter

Author: Barbara Robinette Moss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743219503

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9547

A haunting and triumphant story of a difficult and keenly felt life, Change Me into Zeus's Daughter is a remarkable literary memoir of resilience, redemption, and growing up in the South. Barbara Robinette Moss was the fourth in a family of eight children raised in the red-clay hills of Alabama. Their wild-eyed, alcoholic father was a charismatic and irrationally proud man who, when sober, captured his children's timid awe, but when (more often) drunk, roused them from bed for severe punishment or bizarre all-night poker games. Their mother was their angel: erudite and stalwart -- her only sin her inability to leave her husband for the sake of the children. Unlike the rest of her family, Barbara bore the scars of this abuse and neglect on the outside as well as the inside. As a result of childhood malnutrition and a complete lack of medical and dental care, the bones in her face grew abnormally ("like a thin pine tree"), and she ended up with what she calls "a twisted, mummy face." Barbara's memoir brings us deep into not only the world of Southern poverty and alcoholic child abuse but also the consciousness of one who is physically frail and awkward, relating how one girl's debilitating sense of her own physical appearance is ultimately saved by her faith in the transformative powers of artistic beauty: painting and writing. From early on and with little encouragement from the world, Barbara embodied the fiery determination to change her fate and achieve a life defined by beauty. At age seven, she announced to the world that she would become an artist -- and so she did. Nightly, she prayed to become attractive, to be changed into "Zeus's daughter," the goddess of beauty, and when her prayers weren't answered, she did it herself, raising the money for years of braces followed by facial surgery. Growing up "so ugly," she felt the family's disgrace all the more acutely, but the result has been a keenly developed appreciation for beauty -- physical and artistic -- the evidence of which can be seen in her writing. Despite the deprivation, the lingering image from this memoir is not of self-pity but of the incredible bond between these eight siblings: the raucous, childish fun they had together, the making-do, and the total devotion to their desperate mother, who absorbed most of the father's blows for them and who plied them with art and poetry in place of balanced meals. Gracefully and intelligently woven in layers of flashback, the persistent strength of Barbara Moss's memoir is itself a testament to the nearly lifesaving appreciation for literature that was her mother's greatest gift to her children.

Scouting for Boys

Author: Robert Baden-Powell

Publisher: Martino Fine Books

ISBN: 9781578989928

Category: Nature

Page: 422

View: 9064

2010 Facsimile of 1908 Edition. Robert Baden-Powell was born in 1857 and served in the British Army in India, Afghanistan and, later, West and South Africa. In Scouting for Boys he mixed his love for the outdoors, and delight in play-acting, together with the games ethics of the Victorian public school, and processed these into a newly minted tradition, that is, scouting, which became Britain's most successful recreational export of the twentieth century. This book is the foundation document for scouting. Profusely illustrated.

Weeping in the Playtime of Others

America's Incarcerated Children

Author: Kenneth Wooden

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 9780814250631

Category: Law

Page: 264

View: 5466

From the summer of 1972 through 1975, Kenneth Wooden visited correctional facilities in thirty states where juveniles between the ages of five and sixteen were being held. During his research he uncovered an astoundingly high incidence of emotional and physical abuse, torture, and commercial exploitation of the children by their keepers, individuals who received public funds to care for them. After observing the brutal treatment of these youths, a significant number of whom were not criminals but runaways or mentally disabled, Wooden described the conditions in which these children lived in Weeping in the Playtime of Others.

Time to Heal

American Medical Education from the Turn of the Century to the Era of Managed Care

Author: Kenneth M. Ludmerer M.D.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195353419

Category: Medical

Page: 544

View: 1925

Already the recipient of extraordinary critical acclaim, this magisterial book provides a landmark account of American medical education in the twentieth century, concluding with a call for the reformation of a system currently handicapped by managed care and by narrow, self-centered professional interests. Kenneth M. Ludmerer describes the evolution of American medical education from 1910, when a muck-raking report on medical diploma mills spurred the reform and expansion of medical schools, to the current era of managed care, when commercial interests once more have come to the fore, compromising the training of the nation's future doctors. Ludmerer portrays the experience of learning medicine from the perspective of students, house officers, faculty, administrators, and patients, and he traces the immense impact on academic medical centers of outside factors such as World War II, the National Institutes of Health, private medical insurance, and Medicare and Medicaid. Most notably, the book explores the very real threats to medical education in the current environment of managed care, viewing these developments not as a catastrophe but as a challenge to make many long overdue changes in medical education and medical practice. Panoramic in scope, meticulously researched, brilliantly argued, and engagingly written, Time to Heal is both a stunning work of scholarship and a courageous critique of modern medical education. The definitive book on the subject, it provides an indispensable framework for making informed choices about the future of medical education and health care in America.

Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed

Author: Clive Cussler,Craig Dirgo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671026224

Category: Fiction

Page: 516

View: 2709

Includes photographs, summaries of each Dirk Pitt novel, an interview with Cussler, and Dirk Pitt trivia questions

Ain't It Cool?

Hollywood's Redheaded Stepchild Speaks Out

Author: Harry Knowles,Paul Cullum,Mark Ebner

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780446679916

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 7756

* Ain't it Cool? was published in Warner hardcover (0-446-52597-9) in 3/02. The foreword is written by Quentin Tarantino. * Knowles' Web site gets over 1,200 emails and 1.5 million hits daily. Quentin Tarantino, Ron Howard, and Bruce Willis are among his many celebrity fans. * Harry has appeared on Roger Ebert & the Movies and Politically Incorrect, and has been profiled in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Newsweek, Time(R), Parade, US, and Entertainment Weekly. He was featured in Earthlink.com's $15 million ad campaign. * Internet site books have become instant New York Times bestsellers, including Matt Drudge's Drudge Manifesto (New American Library, 2000) and The Onion's Our Dumb Century (Three Rivers Press, 1999). * Also available as a Time Warner AudioBook(R).

Phonon Scattering in Condensed Matter

Author: Humphrey Maris

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461330637

Category: Science

Page: 482

View: 8191

The Third International Conference on Phonon Scattering in Condensed Matter was held at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island from August 28-31, 1979. The previous conferences in this series were held at Nottingham in 1975, and in France at Paris and Ste Maxime in 1972. Until about 15 years ago phonon scattering was studied almost exclusively by measurements of thermal conductivity. This approach has the severe limitation that the result obtained for the phonon scattering rate is actually the average of the scattering for all of the phonons in the sample. Thus, no distinction can be made between phonons of different polarization, direction of propagation, or energy. During the 1960's several significant developments occurred. The most important of these was the application by Von Gutfeld and Nethercot of the "heat-pulse" method, previously used only in liquid helium, to the investigation of phonons in crystals. This approach makes possible the study of the propagation and scat tering of phonons of known polarization and propagation direction. The early heat-pulse experiments used phonon generators which pro duced phonons having a broad distribution of energies and, in addi tion, the phonon detectors were sensitive to phonons of all energies.

The Arctic Prairies - A Canoe-Journey of 2000 Miles in Search of the Caribou

Author: Ernest Thompson Seton

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473370426

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 303

View: 1589

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky

Author: Paul A. Tenkotte,James C. Claypool

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813159962

Category: Reference

Page: 1072

View: 1447

The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky is the authoritative reference on the people, places, history, and rich heritage of the Northern Kentucky region. The encyclopedia defines an overlooked region of more than 450,000 residents and celebrates its contributions to agriculture, art, architecture, commerce, education, entertainment, literature, medicine, military, science, and sports. Often referred to as one of the points of the "Golden Triangle" because of its proximity to Lexington and Louisville, Northern Kentucky is made up of eleven counties along the Ohio River: Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Mason, Owen, Pendleton, and Robertson. With more than 2,000 entries, 170 images, and 13 maps, this encyclopedia will help readers appreciate the region's unique history and culture, as well as the role of Northern Kentucky in the larger history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the nation. Describes the "Golden Triangle" of Kentucky, an economically prosperous area with high employment, investment, and job-creation rates Contains entries on institutions of higher learning, including Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College, and three community and technical colleges Details the historic cities of Covington, Newport, Bellevue, Dayton, and Ludlow and their renaissance along the shore of the Ohio River Illustrates the importance of the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport as well as major corporations such as Ashland, Fidelity Investments, Omnicare, Toyota North America, and United States Playing Card

In Retrospect

The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam

Author: Robert Mcnamara

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0525562605

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 1291

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER. The definitive insider's account of American policy making in Vietnam. "Can anyone remember a public official with the courage to confess error and explain where he and his country went wrong? This is what Robert McNamara does in this brave, honest, honorable, and altogether compelling book."—Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. Written twenty years after the end of the Vietnam War, former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara's controversial memoir answers the lingering questions that surround this disastrous episode in American history. With unprecedented candor and drawing on a wealth of newly declassified documents, McNamara reveals the fatal misassumptions behind our involvement in Vietnam. Keenly observed and dramatically written, In Retrospect possesses the urgency and poignancy that mark the very best histories—and the unsparing candor that is the trademark of the greatest personal memoirs. Includes a preface written by McNamara for the paperback edition.

Pennsylvania School Journal;

Author: Pennsylvania Dept of Common Schools,Pennsylvania Dept of Public Instructio,Pennsylvania State Education Association

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781377636597

Category: Education

Page: 440

View: 615

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Geochemistry of oilfield waters

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080868554

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 495

View: 7612

Geochemistry of oilfield waters