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102 Minutes PDF Book By Jim Dwyer,Kevin Flynn

102 Minutes

  • Author: Jim Dwyer,Kevin Flynn
  • ISBN Code: : 9781429996891
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 123 Readers
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"102 Minutes does for the September 11 catastrophe what Walter Lord did for the Titanic in his masterpiece, A Night to Remember . . . Searing, poignant, and utterly compelling."—Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of An Army at Dawn Hailed upon its hardcover publication as an instant classic, the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller 102 Minutes is now available in a revised edition timed to honor the tenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. At 8:46 a.m. that morning, fourteen thouosand people were inside the World Trade Center just starting their workdays, but over the next 102 minutes, each would become part of a drama for the ages. Of the millions of words written about this wrenching day, most were told from the outside looking in. New York Times reporters Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn draw on hundreds of interviews with rescuers and survivors, thousands of pages of oral histories, and countless phone, e-mail, and emergency radio transcripts to tell the story of September 11 from the inside looking out. Dwyer and Flynn have woven an epic and unforgettable account of the struggle, determination, and grace of the ordinary men and women who made 102 minutes count as never before. 102 Minutes is a 2005 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

The Only Plane in the Sky PDF Book By Garrett M. Graff

The Only Plane in the Sky

  • Author: Garrett M. Graff
  • ISBN Code: : 1501182226
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 512 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 951 Readers
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A 2019 Goodreads Readers’ Choice Finalist for Best History A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2019 A New York Post Best Book of 2019 Now with a new afterword, Garrett M. Graff’s instant New York Times bestseller The Only Plane in the Sky, is the comprehensive oral history of September 11, 2001 that has been called “history as its most immediate and moving” (Jon Meacham) and “remarkable…a priceless civic gift” (The Wall Street Journal). Hailed as “remarkable…incredibly evocative and compelling” (The Washington Post) and “oral history at its finest” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Garrett M. Graff’s The Only Plane in the Sky is the most vivid and human portrait of the September 11 attacks yet, comprised of never-before-published transcripts, recently declassified documents, and original interviews and stories from nearly five hundred government officials, first responders, witnesses, survivors, friends, and family members. Here is a vivid, profound, and searing portrait of humanity on a day that changed the course of history, and all of our lives.

Who They Were PDF Book By Robert C. Shaler

Who They Were

  • Author: Robert C. Shaler
  • ISBN Code: : 0743291212
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 686 Readers
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In Who They Were, Dr. Robert C. Shaler, the man who directed the largest and most groundbreaking forensic DNA investigation in U.S. history, tells with poignant clarity and refreshing honesty the story behind the relentless effort to identify the 2,749 victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center. No part of the investigation into the 9/11 attacks has taken as long or been less discussed than the daunting task of identifying the victims -- and the hijackers -- from the remains in the rubble of Ground Zero. In Who They Were, Dr. Robert C. Shaler, former director of the Forensic Biology Department at the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, tells the inside story of the relentless process of DNA identification and depicts the victories and frustrations that he and his team of scientists experienced during more than three years of grueling work. On September 11, 2001, New York City was unprepared for the mass-fatality event that occurred at the World Trade Center. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner had to completely reconfigure itself to process and identify the nearly 20,000 remains that would eventually come through its doors. Facing an astonishing array of obstacles -- from political infighting and an overwhelming bureaucracy to the nearly insurmountable task of corralling personnel and supplies to handle the work -- Shaler and his team quickly established an unprecedented network of cooperation among public agencies and private labs doing cutting-edge research. More than a story of innovative science at the frontiers of human knowledge, Who They Were also tells the very human story of how Dr. Shaler and his staff forged important and lasting bonds with the families of those who were lost. He shares the agony of mistakes made in the chaos and unintended misidentifications resulting in the excruciating difficulty of having to retrieve remains from families of the lost. Finally, Dr. Shaler shares how he and the dedicated team of scientists who gave up more than three years of their lives when the rest of the world had moved on had to face the limits of science in dealing with the appalling level of destruction at Ground Zero and concede that no more victims would be sent home to their families. As of April 2005, when the process was suspended, only 1,592 out of the 2,749 who died on that fateful day had been identified. With compelling prose and insight, Who They Were reveals the previously untold stories of the scientists determined to bring closure to devastated families in the wake of America's largest disaster.

Fall and Rise PDF Book By Mitchell Zuckoff

Fall and Rise

  • Author: Mitchell Zuckoff
  • ISBN Code: : 0062275666
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 624 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 419 Readers
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“Better and more comprehensive than any prior account. . . . Those of us who lived through those days will find the book cathartic; those rising generations who were too young to remember 9/11, or who weren’t yet born, will find it revelatory.” — John Farmer, senior counsel to the 9/11 Commission and author of The Ground Truth “With his rigorous research and moral clarity, Mitchell Zuckoff has provided us with an invaluable service. He has deepened our understanding of what happened on 9/11 and recorded the voices of the victims and the survivors. What’s more, he has ensured that we never forget.” —David Grann, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon Years in the making, this spellbinding, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting narrative is an unforgettable portrait of 9/11. This is a 9/11 book like no other. Masterfully weaving together multiple strands of the events in New York, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Fall and Rise is a mesmerizing, minute-by-minute account of that terrible day. In the days and months after 9/11, Mitchell Zuckoff, then a reporter for the Boston Globe, wrote about the attacks, the victims, and their families. After further years of meticulous reporting, Zuckoff has filled Fall and Rise with voices of the lost and the saved. The result is an utterly gripping book, filled with intimate stories of people most affected by the events of that sunny Tuesday in September: an out-of-work actor stuck in an elevator in the North Tower of the World Trade Center; the heroes aboard Flight 93 deciding to take action; a veteran trapped in the inferno in the Pentagon; the fire chief among the first on the scene in sleepy Shanksville; a team of firefighters racing to save an injured woman and themselves; and the men, women, and children flying across country to see loved ones or for work who suddenly faced terrorists bent on murder. Fall and Rise will open new avenues of understanding for everyone who thinks they know the story of 9/11, bringing to life—and in some cases, bringing back to life—the extraordinary ordinary people who experienced the worst day in modern American history. Destined to be a classic, Fall and Rise will move, shock, inspire, and fill hearts with love and admiration for the human spirit as it triumphs in the face of horrifying events.

More Awesome Than Money PDF Book By Jim Dwyer

More Awesome Than Money

  • Author: Jim Dwyer
  • ISBN Code: : 0698176308
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 144 Readers
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Can Facebook be trusted with your data? Years ahead of their time, Diaspora tried to do better. This is their David-versus-Goliath effort to build a revolutionary social network that would give us back control of our privacy. In June of 2010, four nerdy NYU undergrads moved to Silicon Valley to save the world from Facebook. Their idea was simple—to build a social network that would allow users to control the information they shared about themselves instead of surrendering it to big business. Their project was called Diaspora, and just weeks after launching it on Kickstarter, the idealistic twenty-year-olds had raised $200,000 from donors around the world. Profiled in the New York Times, wooed by venture capitalists, and cheered on by the elite of the digital community, they were poised to revolutionize the Internet and remap the lines of power in our digital society—until things fell apart, with tragic results. The story of Diaspora reaches far beyond Silicon Valley to today’s urgent debates over the future of the Internet. In this heartbreaking yet hopeful account, drawn from extensive interviews with the Diaspora Four and other key figures, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jim Dwyer tells a riveting tale of four ambitious and naive young men who dared to challenge the status quo.

Last Man Down PDF Book By Richard Picciotto,Daniel Paisner

Last Man Down

  • Author: Richard Picciotto,Daniel Paisner
  • ISBN Code: : 1101220759
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 136 Readers
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A first responder’s harrowing account of 9/11—the inspirational true story of an American hero who gave nearly everything for others during one of New York City’s darkest hours. On September 11, 2001, FDNY Battalion Chief Richard “Pitch” Picciotto answered the call heard around the world. In minutes, he was at Ground Zero of the worst terrorist attack on American soil, as the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center began to burn—and then to buckle. A veteran of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, Picciotto was eerily familiar with the inside of the North Tower. And it was there that he concentrated his rescue efforts. It was in its smoky stairwells where he heard and felt the South Tower collapse. He made the call for firemen and rescue workers to evacuate, while he stayed behind with a skeleton team of men to help evacuate a group of disabled and infirm civilians. And it was in the rubble of the North Tower where Picciotto found himself buried—for more than four hours after the building’s collapse.

The Book Thief PDF Book By Markus Zusak

The Book Thief

  • Author: Markus Zusak
  • ISBN Code: : 0307433846
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Page : 592 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 875 Readers
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion PDF Book By Jocelyn Mott,Jo Ann Morrison

Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion

  • Author: Jocelyn Mott,Jo Ann Morrison
  • ISBN Code: : 1119376335
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 1000 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 798 Readers
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Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Gastrointestinal Diseases offers a highly accessible resource for the most common and not-so common diseases of the gastrointestinal system, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder in small animals. Covers diseases and disorders of the oral cavity and salivary glands, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, anus and perianal region, pancreas, liver, and gall bladder Provides a comprehensive yet concise reference to gastrointestinal and hepatologic diseases encountered in daily veterinary practice Presents the most important information for each disease in a highly accessible format Depicts the clinical conditions discussed with helpful color photographs

The Ground Truth PDF Book By John Farmer

The Ground Truth

  • Author: John Farmer
  • ISBN Code: : 1101152338
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 837 Readers
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From the senior counsel to the 9/11 Commission, a mesmerizing real-time portrayal of that day, why we weren?t told the truth, and why our nation is still at risk. As one of the primary authors of the 9/11 Commission Report, John Farmer is proud of his and his colleagues? work. Yet he came away from the experience convinced that there was a further story to be told, one he was uniquely qualified to write. Now that story can be told. Tape recordings, transcripts, and contemporaneous records that had been classified have since been declassified, and the inspector general?s investigations of government conduct have been completed. Drawing on his knowledge of those sources, as well as his years as an attorney in public and private practice, Farmer reconstructs the truth of what happened on that fateful day and the disastrous circumstances that allowed it: the institutionalized disconnect between what those on the ground knew and what those in power did. He details ?terrifyingly and illuminatingly?the key moments in the years, months, weeks, and days that preceded the attacks, then descends almost in real time through the attacks themselves, portraying them as they have never before been seen. Ultimately, Farmer builds the inescapably convincing case that the official version not only is almost entirely untrue but serves to create a false impression of order and security. The ground truth that Farmer captures suggests a very different scenario?one that is doomed to be repeated unless the systemic failures he reveals are confronted and remedied.

In The Shadow Of The Fallen Towers PDF Book By Don Brown

In The Shadow Of The Fallen Towers

  • Author: Don Brown
  • ISBN Code: : 0358212405
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 128 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 996 Readers
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A graphic novel chronicling the immediate aftermath and rippling effects of one of the most impactful days in modern history: September 11, 2001. From the Sibert Honor– and YALSA Award–winning creator behind The Unwanted and Drowned City. YALSA Honor Award for Excellence in Nonfiction The consequences of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, both political and personal, were vast, and continue to reverberate today. Don Brown brings his journalistic eye and attention to moving individual stories to help teens contextualize what they already know about the day, as well as broaden their understanding of the chain of events that occurred in the attack’s wake. Profound, troubling, and deeply moving, In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers bears witness to our history—and the ways it shapes our future.

On That Day PDF Book By William M. Arkin

On That Day

  • Author: William M. Arkin
  • ISBN Code: : 1541701070
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 360 Readers
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After two decades, numerous reports, memoirs and commissions, the definitive story of how the US government struggled to react to the attacks on 9/11 is yet to be told -- until now. 9/11 was a unique challenge to the USA, a threat from a “rogue actor” that caught the nation utterly unprepared. William Arkin, veteran military and security analyst and commentator, has reconstructed the minute-by-minute narrative of the day as the nation’s airlines, air control systems, military, air force and central government went from a state of absolute confusion and stunned disbelief until they rallied and began to coordinate the largest shut-down of the US from all outsiders. It was a day of absolute heroism and terrible errors, of heartbreaking final messages and incoherent orders, of misunderstandings and brilliant improvisations. It will change the way you see some of the protagonists of that exceptional, terrible day. Above all, revisiting the intimate details of the day allows Arkin to ask and answer some vital questions: What did we learn from 9/11? And are we any more likely to be ready if something like it ever happened again?

The Eleventh Day PDF Book By Anthony Summers,Robbyn Swan

The Eleventh Day

  • Author: Anthony Summers,Robbyn Swan
  • ISBN Code: : 0345531256
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Page : 640 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 776 Readers
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FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE For most living Americans, September 11, 2001, is the darkest date in the nation’s history. But what exactly happened on 9/11? Could it have been prevented? And what remains unresolved? Here is the first panoramic, authoritative account of that tragic day—from the first brutal actions of the hijackers to our government’s flawed response; from the untruths told afterward by U.S. officials to the “elephant in the room” of the 9/11 Commission’s report—the clues that point to foreign involvement. New York Times bestselling authors Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan write with access to thousands of recently released official documents, raw transcripts, fresh interviews, and the perspective that can come only from a decade of research and evaluation. Riveting, revelatory, and thoroughly sourced, The Eleventh Day is updated for this edition—with new reporting on a development that the former cochairman of Congress’s 9/11 probe calls the most important in years. This is the essential one-volume work, required reading for us all. “Essential.”—The Wall Street Journal “Meticulous, comprehensive . . . an extraordinary synthesis.”—John Farmer, 9/11 Commission senior counsel “This wide-angle look . . . examines the personalities behind the terror plot, U.S. intelligence blunders, the toxic environmental impact on first responders, the march to war, [and] gray areas in the 9/11 Commission Report.”—The Washington Post “The best available general account of 9/11—soberly written, judiciously weighed, meticulously sourced.”—The Sunday Times

Flight 93 PDF Book By Tom McMillan

Flight 93

  • Author: Tom McMillan
  • ISBN Code: : 1493014218
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 556 Readers
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United Airlines Flight 93, which took off from Newark Airport the morning of September 11th, 2001, is perhaps the most famous flight in modern American history: We know of the passenger uprising, but there’s so much more to the story besides its harrowing and oft-told climax. Amazingly, the definitive account of this seminal event has yet to be written. The book offers the most complete account of what actually took place aboard Flight 93 – from its delayed takeoff in Newark to the moment it plunged upside-down at 563 miles per hour into an open field in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Flight 93 provides a riveting and complete narrative of the lead-up, event, and aftermath of the flight, based on interviews, oral histories, personal tours of the crash site and evidence recently made public. It examines the lead-up to that horrific morning; the stories of the victims who were launched into the center of history; the revolt that saved untold amounts of carnage on the ground and likely, the US Capitol; the eyewitnesses and first responders who rushed to the crash scene; the impact on family members; the effort to uncover evidence at the site; and the legacy the story leaves for future generations.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time PDF Book By Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  • Author: Mark Haddon
  • ISBN Code: : 0307371565
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 902 Readers
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A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—narrated by a fifteen year old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

Sway PDF Book By Matthew John Bocchi

Sway

  • Author: Matthew John Bocchi
  • ISBN Code: : 1642936413
  • Publisher : Post Hill Press
  • Page : 381 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 722 Readers
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After his father died on 9/11 in the World Trade Center, nine-year-old Matthew John Bocchi began an obsessive quest to find out exactly how he died. He researched video tapes, pictures, blogs, anything that could potentially answer the question looming in his mind: was his father one of the jumpers? In the first memoir told by a child of 9/11, Matt intimately delves into the psychological and emotional torment that ensued after his father’s death. With heartbreaking vulnerability, he details how his incessant quest resulted in a devastating act of violence that stripped his innocence as a young man. As Matt spirals down a bottomless pit of drug abuse, he willfully risks his life in search of the next high—all in an attempt to forget his past. Now at twenty-eight years old and sober, he recounts his unique story—one full of heartbreak and despair, grief and uncertainty, but most importantly, happiness and hope. The lesson he teaches us is clear but intricate: No matter how far you fall, you can always rise again. No matter how far you stray, you can always find your way home. And no matter how wide you sway, you can always pick up the pieces and stand tall.

Terrorist Attacks on American Soil PDF Book By J. Michael Martinez

Terrorist Attacks on American Soil

  • Author: J. Michael Martinez
  • ISBN Code: : 1442203242
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Page : 488 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 271 Readers
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Terrorist Attacks on American Soil is a close look at some of the most horrific terrorist attacks in the United States from the Civil War to present day. J. Michael Martinez takes us on a trek through history, providing a context for these dreadful events and a greater understanding of the lessons we can learn from them.

Most Dangerous Book in the World PDF Book By S. K. Bain

Most Dangerous Book in the World

  • Author: S. K. Bain
  • ISBN Code: : 1937584194
  • Publisher : Trine Day
  • Page : 376 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 577 Readers
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In this shocking exposé, investigative researcher and author S. K. Bain reveals the truth behind the mass-murdering psychopaths responsible for the events of September 11, 2001, and reconstructs the occult-driven script for this Global Luciferian MegaRitual. As Bain uncovers, the framework for the entire event was a psychological warfare campaign built upon a deadly foundation of black magick and high technology. The book details the sinister nature of the defining event of the 21st century and explains the vast scope of the machinery of oppression that has been constructed around us.

Out of My Mind PDF Book By Sharon M. Draper

Out of My Mind

  • Author: Sharon M. Draper
  • ISBN Code: : 1416980458
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 171 Readers
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A New York Times bestseller for three years and counting! “A gutsy, candid, and compelling story. It speaks volumes.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Unflinching and realistic.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) From award-winning author Sharon Draper comes a story that will forever change how we all look at anyone with a disability, perfect for fans of RJ Palacio’s Wonder. Eleven-year-old Melody is not like most people. She can’t walk. She can’t talk. She can’t write. All because she has cerebral palsy. But she also has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She’s the smartest kid in her whole school, but NO ONE knows it. Most people—her teachers, her doctors, her classmates—dismiss her as mentally challenged because she can’t tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by her disability. And she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow.

The Sunshine Diet PDF Book By Shelina Permalloo

The Sunshine Diet

  • Author: Shelina Permalloo
  • ISBN Code: : 1448148693
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Cooking
  • Reviews : 656 Readers
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Shelina knows how easy it is to let a busy lifestyle get in the way of looking after your health. Here, the food-loving MasterChef winner shares her favourite healthy recipes, inspired by exotic holidays and her Mauritian heritage, that helped her lose over 20 kilos (3 stone). Her diet is simple - homemade, whole food, packed with flavour and colour. Her recipes will keep you feeling full and happy as you shed the pounds and get into the best health - try Steamed Hake with Wasabi, Soy and Ginger, Baked Moroccan Eggs, Braised Chicken with Tamarind and Pak Choi, Roasted Aubergines with Fennel and Labneh and Make-ahead Banana Bread and Orange Blossom and Rose Creme Brulee. This is healthy eating made simple, effortless and sustainable. Includes beautiful food photography and each delicious recipe comes with a calorie, sugar and fat count per portion so you know exactly what you're eating. All recipes have been nutritionally approved.

Ecovillages PDF Book By Karen T. Litfin

Ecovillages

  • Author: Karen T. Litfin
  • ISBN Code: : 0745681239
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 637 Readers
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In a world of dwindling natural resources and mounting environmental crisis, who is devising ways of living that will work for the long haul? And how can we, as individuals, make a difference? To answer these fundamental questions, Professor Karen Litfin embarked upon a journey to many of the world’s ecovillagesÑintentional communities at the cutting-edge of sustainable living. From rural to urban, high tech to low tech, spiritual to secular, she discovered an under-the-radar global movement making positive and radical changes from the ground up. In this inspiring and insightful book, Karen Litfin shares her unique experience of these experiments in sustainable living through four broad windows - ecology, economics, community, and consciousness - or E2C2. Whether we live in an ecovillage or a city, she contends, we must incorporate these four key elements if we wish to harmonize our lives with our home planet. Not only is another world possible, it is already being born in small pockets the world over. These micro-societies, however, are small and time is short. Fortunately - as Litfin persuasively argues - their successes can be applied to existing social structures, from the local to the global scale, providing sustainable ways of living for generations to come. You can learn more about Karen's experiences on the Ecovillages website: http://ecovillagebook.org/

The Weibull Distribution PDF Book By Horst Rinne

The Weibull Distribution

  • Author: Horst Rinne
  • ISBN Code: : 9781420087444
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Page : 808 pages
  • Genre : Mathematics
  • Reviews : 416 Readers
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The Most Comprehensive Book on the Subject Chronicles the Development of the Weibull Distribution in Statistical Theory and Applied Statistics Exploring one of the most important distributions in statistics, The Weibull Distribution: A Handbook focuses on its origin, statistical properties, and related distributions. The book also presents various approaches to estimate the parameters of the Weibull distribution under all possible situations of sampling data as well as approaches to parameter and goodness-of-fit testing. Describes the Statistical Methods, Concepts, Theories, and Applications of This Distribution Compiling findings from dozens of scientific journals and hundreds of research papers, the author first gives a careful and thorough mathematical description of the Weibull distribution and all of its features. He then deals with Weibull analysis, using classical and Bayesian approaches along with graphical and linear maximum likelihood techniques to estimate the three Weibull parameters. The author also explores the inference of Weibull processes, Weibull parameter testing, and different types of goodness-of-fit tests and methods. Successfully Apply the Weibull Model By using inferential procedures for estimating, testing, forecasting, and simulating data, this self-contained, detailed handbook shows how to solve statistical life science and engineering problems.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde PDF Book By Robert Louis Stevenson

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • ISBN Code: : 3736801564
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Page : 104 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 234 Readers
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde. There are two personalities within Dr. Jekyll, one apparently good and the other evil; completely opposite levels of morality. The novel's impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the very phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next. 'The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' is a thrilling Gothic horror novel. John Utterson, a prosecutor, is on his weekly walk with his relative, who proceeds to tell him of an encounter with a man he had seen some months ago while coming home late at night from Cavendish Place. The tale describes a sinister figure named Edward Hyde who tramples a young girl, disappears into a door on the street, and re-emerges to pay off her relatives with 10 pounds in gold and a cheque signed by respectable gentleman Dr. Henry Jekyll (a client and friend of Utterson's) for 90 pounds. Jekyll had recently and suddenly changed his will to make Hyde the sole beneficiary. This development concerns and disturbs Utterson, who makes an effort to seek out Hyde. Utterson fears that Hyde is blackmailing Jekyll for his money. Upon finally managing to encounter Hyde, Hyde's ugliness, as if deformed, amazes Utterson. Although Utterson cannot say exactly how or why, Hyde provokes an instinctive feeling of revulsion in him. Much to Utterson's surprise, Hyde willingly offers Utterson his address. After one of Jekyll's dinner parties, Utterson stays behind to discuss the matter of Hyde with Jekyll. Utterson notices Jekyll turning pale, yet he assures Utterson that everything involving Hyde is in order and that he is to be left alone.

Mrs. Dalloway PDF Book By Virginia Woolf

Mrs. Dalloway

  • Author: Virginia Woolf
  • ISBN Code: : 1443429422
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 535 Readers
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Written in author Virginia Woolf’s trademark stream-of-consciousness style, Mrs. Dalloway intricately and vividly explores a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway—a woman of high-society London in the midst of preparations for a party. Moving through time, and from one character’s innermost thoughts to those of another, Woolf’s fourth novel is a moving portrait of privileged life inter-war England. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Handbook of Polymer Crystallization PDF Book By Ewa Piorkowska,Gregory C. Rutledge

Handbook of Polymer Crystallization

  • Author: Ewa Piorkowska,Gregory C. Rutledge
  • ISBN Code: : 1118541804
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 498 pages
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Reviews : 230 Readers
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Polymeric crystals are more complex in nature than other materials' crystal structures due to significant structural disorder present. The only comprehensive reference on polymer crystallization, Handbook of Polymer Crystallization provides readers with a broad, in-depth guide on the subject, covering the numerous problems encountered during crystallization as well as solutions to resolve those problems to achieve the desired result. Edited by leading authorities in the field, topics explored include neat polymers, heterogeneous systems, polymer blends, polymer composites orientation induced crystallization, crystallization in nanocomposites, and crystallization in complex thermal processing conditions.

Touching History PDF Book By Lynn Spencer

Touching History

  • Author: Lynn Spencer
  • ISBN Code: : 141657946X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 360 Readers
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On the azure blue morning of 9/11 the skies were pronounced "severe clear," in the parlance of airline pilots; a gorgeous day for flying. Nearly 5,000 flights were cruising the skies over America when FAA Operations Manager Ben Sliney arrived at the Command Center for his first day on that job. He could never have anticipated the historic drama that was about to unfold as Americans who found themselves on the front lines of a totally unprecedented attack on our homeland sprang into action to defend our country and save lives. In this gripping moment-to-moment narrative, based on groundbreaking reporting, Lynn Spencer brings the inspiring true drama of their unflinching and heroic response vividly to life for the first time, taking us right inside the airliner cockpits and control towers, the fighter jets and the military battle cabs. She makes vital corrections to the findings of the 9/11 Commission Report, and reveals many startling, utterly unknown elements of the story. As a commercial pilot herself, for whom the attacks hit terribly close to home, she knew that the true scope and nature of the response so brilliantly improvised that morning by those in the thick of the action -- with so little guidance from those at the highest levels -- had not at all been captured by the news coverage or the 9/11 Commission. To get to the truth, she went on a three-year quest, interviewing hundreds of key players, listening to untold hours of tapes and pouring through voluminous transcripts to re-create each heart-stopping moment as it happened through their eyes and in their words as the drama unfolded. From the shocking moment at 7:59 a.m. that American 11 fails to respond to a controller's call, until the last commercial flight has safely landed and military jets rule the skies, all Americans will find themselves deeply moved and amazed by the grace and fierce determination of these steely men and women as they draw on all of their exquisite training to grasp, through the fog of war, what is happening, put their lives on the line, and mount an astonishing response. This beautifully crafted and deeply affecting account of the full story of their courageous actions is a vital addition to the country's understanding of a day that has forever changed our nation.

Imperial Russian Rule in the Kingdom of Poland, 1864-1915 PDF Book By Malte Rolf

Imperial Russian Rule in the Kingdom of Poland, 1864-1915

  • Author: Malte Rolf
  • ISBN Code: : 082298864X
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Page : 457 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 768 Readers
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After crushing the Polish Uprising in 1863–1864, Russia established a new system of administration and control. Imperial Russian Rule in the Kingdom of Poland, 1864–1915 investigates in detail the imperial bureaucracy’s highly variable relationship with Polish society over the next half century. It portrays the personnel and policies of Russian domination and describes the numerous layers of conflict and cooperation between the Tsarist officialdom and the local population. Presenting case studies of both modes of conflict and cooperation, Malte Rolf replaces the old, unambiguous “freedom-loving Poles vs. oppressive Russians” narrative with a more nuanced account and does justice to the complexity and diversity of encounters among Poles, Jews, and Russians in this contested geopolitical space. At the same time, he highlights the process of “provincializing the center,” the process by which the erosion of imperial rule in the Polish Kingdom facilitated the demise of the Romanov dynasty itself.

Extraterritoriality PDF Book By Victor Fan

Extraterritoriality

  • Author: Victor Fan
  • ISBN Code: : 1474440444
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Page : 360 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 318 Readers
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Examining how Hong Kong filmmakers, spectators and critics wrestled with this perturbation between the Leftist Riots (1967) and the aftermath of the Umbrella Movement (2014), this book traces how Hong Kong's extraterritoriality has been framed: in its position of being doubly occupied and doubly abandoned by contesting juridical, political, linguistic and cultural forces. Extraterritoriality scrutinises creative works in mainstream cinema, independent films, television, video artworks and documentaries - especially those by marginalised artists - actively rewriting and reconfiguring how Hong Kong cinema and media are to be defined and located.

Environmental Design Guidelines for Low Crested Coastal Structures PDF Book By Stephen J. Hawkins,Hans Falk Burcharth,Barbara Zanuttigh,Alberto Lamberti

Environmental Design Guidelines for Low Crested Coastal Structures

  • Author: Stephen J. Hawkins,Hans Falk Burcharth,Barbara Zanuttigh,Alberto Lamberti
  • ISBN Code: : 9780080555829
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Reviews : 398 Readers
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The effect of manmade activities is primarily local but can extend far away from the location of intervention. This underlines the importance of establishing coastal zone management plans covering large stretches of coastlines. In recent years, interest in Low Crested Structures (coastal defense structures with a low-crest) has been growing together with awareness of the sensitivity to environmental impacts produced by coastal defenses. The relation between wave climate, beach erosion, beach defence means, habitat changes and beach value, which clearly exists based on EC research results, suggests the necessity of an integrated approach when designing coastal protection schemes. In accordance with this need, the present design guidelines cover structure stability and construction problems, hydro and morphodynamic effects, environmental effects (colonisation of the structure and water quality), societal and economic impacts (recreational benefits, swimming safety, beach quality). Environmental Design Guidelines for Low Crested Coastal Structures is specifically dedicated to Low Crested Structures, and provides methodological tools both for the engineering design of structures and for the prediction of performance and environmental impacts of such structures. A briefing of current best practice for local and national planning authorities, statutory agencies and other stakeholders in the coastal zone is also covered. Presented in a generic way, this book is appropriate throughout the European Union, taking into account current European Commission policy and directives for the promotion of sustainable development and integrated coastal zone management. Fills the gap between engineering and ecology in coastal defense planning Shows the reader how to perform an integrated design of coastal defense schemes Presents latest insights on hydro-morphodynamics induced by structures Provides directly applicable tools for the design of low crested structures Highlights socio-economic perspectives in coastal defense design

The Safety of the Kingdom PDF Book By J. Michael Martinez

The Safety of the Kingdom

  • Author: J. Michael Martinez
  • ISBN Code: : 1631440330
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 300 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 543 Readers
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The horrendous events of September 11, 2001, heightened awareness of terrorism unlike all but a handful of major catastrophes in American history. Like the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and President Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963, 9/11 is a date forever enshrined in our national memory. But 9/11 once again raised the question: What should government do to eliminate or reduce the likelihood of a future attack? How should national leadership balance its responsibility to protect the civil liberties of U.S. citizens with its sworn duty to protect their lives? In The Safety of the Kingdom, J. Michael Martinez takes up the question of how the United States government has responded to terrorist attacks and, in the absence of an attack, the fear of foreign and subversive elements that may harm the nation. In some cases, the government “overreaction” led to a series of abuses that amplified the severity of the original threat. Rather than selecting every instance of government reaction to threats, Martinez examines representative cases, from the alien and sedition acts in the eighteenth century to the post-9/11 “war on terror.” Edward Snowden’s disclosure of classified information related to the NSA’s surveillance program brought to the fore an important debate about government scrutiny of its citizens. As J. Michael Martinez makes clear in this book, it is a debate that has been ongoing for centuries. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Flood of Images PDF Book By Bernie Cook

Flood of Images

  • Author: Bernie Cook
  • ISBN Code: : 0292771363
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Page : 430 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 419 Readers
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Anyone who was not in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding of the city experienced the disaster as a media event, a flood of images pouring across television and computer screens. The twenty-four-hour news cycle created a surplus of representation that overwhelmed viewers and complicated understandings of the storm, the flood, and the aftermath. As time passed, documentary and fictional filmmakers took up the challenge of explaining what had happened in New Orleans, reaching beyond news reports to portray the lived experiences of survivors of Katrina. But while these narratives presented alternative understandings and more opportunities for empathy than TV news, Katrina remained a mediated experience. In Flood of Images, Bernie Cook offers the most in-depth, wide-ranging, and carefully argued analysis of the mediation and meanings of Katrina. He engages in innovative, close, and comparative visual readings of news coverage on CNN, Fox News, and NBC; documentaries including Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke and If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal's Trouble the Water, and Dawn Logsdon and Lolis Elie's Faubourg Treme; and the HBO drama Treme. Cook examines the production practices that shaped Katrina-as-media-event, exploring how those choices structured the possible memories and meanings of Katrina and how the media's memory-making has been contested. In Flood of Images, Cook intervenes in the ongoing process of remembering and understanding Katrina.

The Greek-Turkish Conflict in the Aegean PDF Book By A. Heraclides

The Greek-Turkish Conflict in the Aegean

  • Author: A. Heraclides
  • ISBN Code: : 023028339X
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 753 Readers
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This study of the Greek-Turkish Aegean dispute book shows that the dispute is resolvable and that the crux of the problem is not the incompatibility of interests but the mutual fears and suspicions, which are deeply rooted in historical memories, real or imagined.

SAT Advanced Practice PDF Book By Kaplan Test Prep

SAT Advanced Practice

  • Author: Kaplan Test Prep
  • ISBN Code: : 1506223265
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 250 pages
  • Genre : Study Aids
  • Reviews : 401 Readers
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If you're looking to get a top score on the SAT, Kaplan's SAT Advanced Practice workbook has the high-difficulty practice and expert strategies you need to face the toughest questions with confidence. Essential Practice Seven practice sets with advanced, high-difficulty questions to help you score the most points More than 700 questions with detailed answers and explanations Kaplan's exclusive score-raising strategies and methods show you the best way to attack the most difficult SAT questions Comprehensive review of all sections on the test Expert Guidance We know the test: Our Learning Engineers have put tens of thousands of hours into studying the SAT – using real data to design the most effective strategies and study plans. Kaplan's expert psychometricians make sure our practice questions and study materials are true to the test. We invented test prep—Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for almost 80 years, and more than 95% of our students get into their top-choice schools. Our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams.

Natalie and R.J.: The Star-Crossed Love Affair of Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner PDF Book By Warren G. Harris

Natalie and R.J.: The Star-Crossed Love Affair of Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner

  • Author: Warren G. Harris
  • ISBN Code: : 9781935169864
  • Publisher : Graymalkin Media
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 191 Readers
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Their relationship was that of fairy tales. Their devotion so intense they wed each other not once, but twice. In the first book to focus on both Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner, the author of the bestseller Gable & Lombard and the critically acclaimed book Cary Grant gives us a scintillating portrait of this glamorous and exciting couple from their early years working for the studio system to the final, shattering hours before Natalie Wood's life tragically ended. We follow them on their roller-coaster ride of the ups and downs and the magic and the madness of this couple who became Hollywood royalty.

Catalysis in Organic Syntheses PDF Book By William H. Jones

Catalysis in Organic Syntheses

  • Author: William H. Jones
  • ISBN Code: : 1483262049
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Page : 322 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 872 Readers
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Catalysis in Organic Syntheses contains the proceedings of the Seventh Conference on Catalysis in Organic Syntheses held in Chicago, 5-7 June 1978. The conference was sponsored by The Organic Reactions Catalysis Society, an affiliate of The Catalysis Society. Most of the papers reflect the main interest of the Society membership, namely, the application of catalysis as a tool for the synthetic organic chemist rather than studies of catalytic phenomena per se, the latter subject being amply covered in other symposia. It is not surprising then that the largest group of papers deal with catalytic hydrogenation, the catalytic reaction most often encountered in organic synthesis. Other subjects in the burgeoning field of catalysis are not neglected however, as evidenced by papers on the spectroscopic evaluation of catalysts, homogenous catalysis by organometallic complexes, and the catalysis of coal conversion. Finally a group of papers explore some safety considerations in performing catalytic transformations.

British Tank Production and the War Economy, 1934-1945 PDF Book By Benjamin Coombs

British Tank Production and the War Economy, 1934-1945

  • Author: Benjamin Coombs
  • ISBN Code: : 1472510690
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 321 Readers
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British Tank Production and the War Economy, 1934-1945 explores the under-researched experiences of the British tank industry in the context of the pressures of war. Benjamin Coombs explores the various demands placed on British industry during the Second World War, looking at the political, military and strategy pressures involved. By comparing the British tank programme with the Canadian, American, Russian and Australian equivalents, this study offers an international perspective on this aspect of the war economy. Topics covered include the premature contraction of the tank programme and dependence on American armour, the supply of the Valentine tank to the Russian authorities and the ongoing employment of the tank in the postwar peacetime markets.

The Works of Graham Greene, Volume 3 PDF Book By Mike Hill,Jon Wise

The Works of Graham Greene, Volume 3

  • Author: Mike Hill,Jon Wise
  • ISBN Code: : 1350285749
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 287 Readers
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Over a 60-year career, Graham Greene was a prolific and widely read writer. Completing a series of volumes which constitutes the only full bibliographical guide to Greene's published and unpublished writings, this book features updated listings of the scholarship associated with his work, details of recent audio and visual presentations and adaptations, as well as nine essays on lesser-known aspects of Greene's work. Featuring new material from the recently expanded Graham Greene archive which will be of particular interest and relevance to Greene scholars, it also covers contents of other archives in the UK and elsewhere in a series of mini-essays.

Data Monitoring Committees in Clinical Trials PDF Book By Susan S. Ellenberg,Thomas R. Fleming,David L. DeMets

Data Monitoring Committees in Clinical Trials

  • Author: Susan S. Ellenberg,Thomas R. Fleming,David L. DeMets
  • ISBN Code: : 0470854154
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : Mathematics
  • Reviews : 765 Readers
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There has been substantial growth in the use of data monitoring committees in recent years, by both government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry. This growth has been brought about by increasing recognition of the value of such committees in safeguarding trial participants as well as protecting trial integrity and the validity of conclusions. This very timely book describes the operation of data monitoring committees, and provides an authoritative guide to their establishment, purpose and responsibilities. * Provides a practical overview of data monitoring in clinical trials. * Describes the purpose, responsibilities and operation of data monitoring committees. * Provides directly applicable advice for those managing and conducting clinical trials, and those serving on data monitoring committees. * Gives insight into clinical data monitoring to those sitting on regulatory and ethical committees. * Discusses issues pertinent to those working in clinical trials in both the US and Europe. The practical guidance provided by this book will be of use to professionals working in and/or managing clinical trials, in academic, government and industry settings, particularly medical statisticians, clinicians, trial co-ordinators, and those working in regulatory affairs and bioethics.

Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints PDF Book By Anonymous

Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints

  • Author: Anonymous
  • ISBN Code: : 1465535322
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Page : pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 473 Readers
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Read and download full book Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints

Skate or Die PDF Book By Steven Violetta

Skate or Die

  • Author: Steven Violetta
  • ISBN Code: : 1662463561
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Page : 196 pages
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 909 Readers
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“Skate or Die” is “Slap Shot” on Steroids. I know it will be enjoyed by many.” – Dave Hanson, ten-years as a pro hockey player and star of the movie Slap Shot. A minor league hockey team with a checkered past of success has reached a crossroads with their landlord—the Charlestowne City Government. The city owns and operates the old, failing, but still somewhat charming hockey arena. City Hall and their partners have determined they can make much more money with concerts and other flat shows than they can with a losing minor league hockey team taking up many of the prime Friday and Saturday nights. There was simply too much cash to be had. City Hall and their political and mafia enablers got greedy. They wanted all the money. This story chronicles the thirty-eighth and last voyage of the Icemen. It’s told by the team’s veteran player / assistant coach. He delves into the personalities, quirks, and general debauchery of players, coaches, management, ownership as well as their eccentric fans. Heading into that final season, the Icemen are not expected to accomplish much. But through player roster shuffles by the general manager, bonding with some longtime fans, and digging deep into a reservoir of personal and professional pride, the Icemen cobble together an unlikely, unexpected, and unapologetic final season. This is the unvarnished journal of the Icemen’s last voyage. There is hockey action. Along with all the cussing, fussing, fighting, biting, depravity, and epic trash talk of a minor league hockey team that has nothing to lose. You have a front-row seat in the Icemen locker room. But please, leave your political correctness at the door before entering.

Strange Future PDF Book By Min Hyoung Song

Strange Future

  • Author: Min Hyoung Song
  • ISBN Code: : 0822387492
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Page : 300 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 648 Readers
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Sometime near the start of the 1990s, the future became a place of national decline. The United States had entered a period of great anxiety fueled by the shrinking of the white middle class, the increasingly visible misery of poor urban blacks, and the mass immigration of nonwhites. Perhaps more than any other event marking the passage through these dark years, the 1992 Los Angeles riots have sparked imaginative and critical works reacting to this profound pessimism. Focusing on a wide range of these creative works, Min Hyoung Song shows how the L.A. riots have become a cultural-literary event—an important reference and resource for imagining the social problems plaguing the United States and its possible futures. Song considers works that address the riots and often the traumatic place of the Korean American community within them: the independent documentary Sa-I-Gu (Korean for April 29, the date the riots began), Chang-rae Lee’s novel Native Speaker, the commercial film Strange Days, and the experimental drama of Anna Deavere Smith, among many others. He describes how cultural producers have used the riots to examine the narrative of national decline, manipulating language and visual elements, borrowing and refashioning familiar tropes, and, perhaps most significantly, repeatedly turning to metaphors of bodily suffering to convey a sense of an unraveling social fabric. Song argues that these aesthetic experiments offer ways of revisiting the traumas of the past in order to imagine more survivable futures.