The Genesis of President Clinton's Plan for Health Security
Author: Jacob S. Hacker
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Drawing on records of President Clinton's 1992 election campaign and interviews with key policy players, this text analyzes political theories on agenda setting. It investigates how managed competition became the President's reform framework, and shows how issues and
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For years, Wardsville sat nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, a peaceful small town. The kind of place where neighbors care for each other. But that's until unexpected funding arrives to build a road into town. With millions to be gained in land and development deals--and millions to be lost for those in the road's way--everyone has something at stake. Suddenly, this quiet town is torn in two as neighbor turns on neighbor. The fate of the project and the future of the town rest on the decision by the county board, but when someone may have gone as far as cold-blooded murder, is anyone safe?
For Isa and Davie Reid, life as immigrants is full of loneliness and despair. On the long journey from her home in the northern isles of Scotland, Isa meets up with Sarah, a young girl from the Irish community in Liverpool, who has been sent to Canada to marry a friend of her father, a man twice her age whom she has never met. Through the years, both Sarah and Isa grow into strong independent women. The struggle to build a better life in this new, often harsh land is intercepted and exacerbated by the great war, which brings tragedy to some, yet gives Sarah the means of escape from what she sees as the nothingness of her existence. Left alone during the war years, Isa is faced with extra trials that she could have never foreseen. Tragedy of the past and challenges of the present threaten to overwhelm her, yet she confronts every setback with her normal strength of spirit and unending optimism.
"This book is about my journey through the Australian prison system. You'll have heard a few of these stories before, but not like this. It's a step-by-step history of my twenty three years behind bars; what day to day life was really like in jail, what I did to survive and why I'll never go back. It's not a nice story. I was not a nice prisoner..." Mark "Chopper" Read is over fifty years old and has spent almost half that time in prison. He is a man who knows the Australian prison system better than any other. He knows how the definitive school of hard knocks turns juvenile delinquents into hardened criminals. How it feels to be thrust into a world of violent psychopaths and be changed, irrevocably, into the worst of their number. He also knows how it feels to get stabbed (a massive punch with a cold pin in the middle). How it feels to lose your ears to a prison-issue razor blade (a gurgling sound like a little brook). How it feels to fight, maim and mutilate to stay alive. And what it means when that way of life no longer makes sense. This book is Chopper's redemption. It is the real story of the man, the criminal and the prisoner, told with black humour and surprising insight.
After waking alone in a seemingly vacant hospital, John Doe has no memories of who he is or what has happened. Leaving the bleak hospital room, John finds the roads packed with abandoned cars, but there’s no one to be found. Only the torn remains of two bodies are there to greet him on the street. Many of the buildings had been looted or burned. Confused, John desperately searches for other survivors, or any clue as to what had occurred. What he finds instead is a battle for his very survival. The city of Las Vegas was once a thriving metropolis, but now something prowls the dark emptiness of the strip. John eventually finds himself trapped in one of the abandoned homes. His only chance is to survive the night. With little to go on, he is forced to proceed blindly into a conflict that could leave him dead. Fatigue and exhaustion threaten to rob him of what little fight remains, but John’s will refuses to be broken.
In the era of boxing's pay-per-view superstars, Tris Dixon invested in a Greyhound bus pass and spent several months traversing America on a shoestring budget, tracking down fighters from yesteryear who had vanished from the limelight. Venturing from New York to Las Vegas and from Toronto to Miami, the young writer - himself a former amateur boxer - sought out coulda-beencontenders and cult heroes from the 1950s to the 2000s, all now faded from popular memory. He visited old people's homes, gyms and too many prisons, discovering that life after boxing can be a cruel place when the ropes are no longer in place to keep fighters safe from the outside world. Dixon meets men who shaped boxing history, fighting the likes of Sugar Ray Robinson, Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. He shares their memories and weaves together their forgotten tales over the course of a remarkable American journey.
There comes a time for all of us when the outer destinations no longer satisfy and we finally understand that the love and happiness we seek cannot be found outside of us. It must be found in our own hearts, on the other side of our pain. This book makes it clear that we can no longer rely on outer teachers or teachings to find our spiritual identity. Nor can we find who we are in relationships where boundaries are blurred and one person makes decisions for another. If we want to be authentic, we can't allow anyone else to be an authority for us, nor can we allow ourselves to be an authority for another person. This provocative book challenges many of our basic assumptions about personal happiness and the meaning of our relationship with others and with God.
On the run from a devastating relationship, Teresa Chafey picks up two mysterious hitchhikers--Poppy Corn and Freedom Jack--and the three of them unwittingly conjure up ghosts from the past as they drive down the California coast.
Mackenzie Sellars is the daughter of the town drunk. She and her eight-year-old sister know what it’s like to be on the receiving end of abuse and to live a life of poverty. But now Mackenzie wants to turn things around. At twenty-one, she takes a waitressing job in the hopes of getting herself and her sister out of town and onto a better life. Ryan Patterson is captivated by Mackenzie when he first sees her. As the manager of the diner where she now works, he should know better than to even attempt a relationship, but common sense takes a back seat to interest. He wants to get to know her better, to see if he can bring a smile to her always solemn face. With her guard up, Mackenzie pushes Ryan away, knowing he wouldn’t think so highly of her if he knew who her father was. She can’t let him get behind the wall she’s put up. Doing so could risk the tenuous piece of happiness she’s found with this job, and she’s not ready for any type of relationship anyway. As her father has proven, men can’t be trusted. Taking a risk isn’t in Mackenzie’s DNA, but there’s something about Ryan that is rapidly changing her mind. If only she could keep her secrets and the past hidden from him, she might be willing to try. But as everyone knows, secrets always come out, and just when Mackenzie thinks she has a hold on this new life of hers, she’s faced with the truth that could shatter the new friendships she’s made and the new love she’s found.