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Making Gray Gold

Author : Timothy Diamond
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 298 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2009-06-12
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780226144795

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This first hand report on the work of nurses and other caregivers in a nursing home is set powerfully in the context of wider political, economic, and cultural forces that shape and constrain the quality of care for America's elderly. Diamond demonstrates in a compelling way the price that business-as-usual policies extract from the elderly as well as those whose work it is to care for them. In a society in which some two million people live in 16,000 nursing homes, with their numbers escalating daily, this thought-provoking work demands immediate and widespread attention. "[An] unnerving portrait of what it's like to work and live in a nursing home. . . . By giving voice to so many unheard residents and workers Diamond has performed an important service for us all."—Diane Cole, New York Newsday "With Making Gray Gold, Timothy Diamond describes the commodification of long-term care in the most vivid representation in a decade of round-the-clock institutional life. . . . A personal addition to the troublingly impersonal national debate over healthcare reform."—Madonna Harrington Meyer, Contemporary Sociology

Gold Diggers

Author : Charlotte Gray
Publisher : Catapult
Page : 433 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2011-08-23
Category : History
ISBN : 9781582437651

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Between 1896 and 1899, thousands of people lured by gold braved a grueling journey into the remote wilderness of North America. Within two years, Dawson City, in the Canadian Yukon, grew from a mining camp of four hundred to a raucous town of over thirty thousand people. The stampede to the Klondike was the last great gold rush in history. Scurvy, dysentery, frostbite, and starvation stalked all who dared to be in Dawson. And yet the possibilities attracted people from all walks of life—not only prospectors but also newspapermen, bankers, prostitutes, priests, and lawmen. Gold Diggers follows six stampeders—Bill Haskell, a farm boy who hungered for striking gold; Father Judge, a Jesuit priest who aimed to save souls and lives; Belinda Mulrooney, a twenty–four–year–old who became the richest businesswoman in town; Flora Shaw, a journalist who transformed the town's governance; Sam Steele, the officer who finally established order in the lawless town; and most famously Jack London, who left without gold, but with the stories that would make him a legend. Drawing on letters, memoirs, newspaper articles, and stories, Charlotte Gray delivers an enthralling tale of the gold madness that swept through a continent and changed a landscape and its people forever.

Gray Gold

Author : Mark Milton Chambers
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2021
Category : Cultural landscapes
ISBN : 162190699X

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"This book explores Native American and Euro-American lead mining in the Midwest. As Europeans flooded North America and moved westward, their own mining practices were greatly informed by Native American mining methods already in place. And while many researchers have explored gold, silver, and copper mining and smelting, lead has not received much scholarly attention, despite a long history of Native American and European desire for the ore. Chambers reflects on how early mining techniques affected the culture clash between Native Americans and European colonists, all the while tracking the impact increased mining had on the environment of what would become the states of Illinois and Missouri"--

The Ultimate Mixing Palette: a World of Colours

Author : Jane Blundell
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2015-04-26
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1320762603

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PDF - This could be the most useful watercolour reference book you will ever find. This book has been designed for use by anyone with an interest in watercolour, whether beginner or very experienced artist. It contains hand-painted mixing charts created using a palette of only fifteen carefully chosen colours. Every possible 2-colour mix is shown, along with the most useful 3-colour mixes. The charts have been professionally photographed and colour-matched to be as true to life as possible. Each page is rich with notes about the various colour mixes and their suggested uses in paintings. This is a private PDF listing. Please do not share.

Sometimes I Lie

Author : Alice Feeney
Publisher : Flatiron Books
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2018-03-13
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781250144836

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My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 1. I’m in a coma. 2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore. 3. Sometimes I lie. Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it's the truth?


Author : Claudia Gray
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 211 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2011-09-13
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780062049223

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Eighteen-year-old maid Tess Davies is determined to escape the wealthy, troubled family she serves. It’s 1912, and Tess has been trapped in the employ of the Lisles for years, amid painful memories and twisted secrets. But now the Lisle family is headed to America, with Tess in tow. Once the ship they’re sailing on—the RMS Titanic—reaches its destination, Tess plans to strike out and create a new lifefor herself. Her single-minded focus shatters when she meets Alec, a handsome first-class passenger who captivates her instantly. But Alec has secrets of his own. He’s in a hurry to leave Europe, and whispers aboard the ship say it’s because of the tragic end of his last affair with the French actress who died so gruesomely and so mysteriously. . . . Soon Tess will learn just how dark Alec’s past truly is. The danger they face is no ordinary enemy: werewolves exist and are stalking him—and now her, too. Her growing love for Alec will put Tess in mortal peril, and fate will do the same before their journey on the Titanic is over. In Fateful, New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray delivers paranormal adventure, dark suspense, and alluring romance set against the opulent backdrop of the Titanic’s first—and last—voyage.

For-Profit Enterprise in Health Care

Author : Institute of Medicine,Committee on Implications of For-Profit Enterprise in Health Care
Publisher : National Academies Press
Page : 580 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 1986-01-01
Category : Medical
ISBN : 9780309036436

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"[This book is] the most authoritative assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of recent trends toward the commercialization of health care," says Robert Pear of The New York Times. This major study by the Institute of Medicine examines virtually all aspects of for-profit health care in the United States, including the quality and availability of health care, the cost of medical care, access to financial capital, implications for education and research, and the fiduciary role of the physician. In addition to the report, the book contains 15 papers by experts in the field of for-profit health care covering a broad range of topicsâ€"from trends in the growth of major investor-owned hospital companies to the ethical issues in for-profit health care. "The report makes a lasting contribution to the health policy literature." â€"Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.

The Making of Modern Finance

Author : Samuel Knafo
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 269 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2013-07-03
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781134066223

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The Making of Modern Finance is a path-breaking study of the construction of liberal financial governance and demonstrates how complex forms of control by the state profoundly transformed the nature of modern finance. Challenging dominant theoretical conceptions of liberal financial governance in international political economy, this book argues that liberal economic governance is too often perceived as a passive form of governance. It situates the gold standard in relation to practices of monetary governance which preceded it, tracing the evolution of monetary governance from the late middle Ages to show how the 19th century gold standard transformed the way states relate to finance. More specifically, Knafo demonstrates that the institutions of the gold standard helped to put in place instruments of modern monetary policy that are usually associated with central banking and argues that the gold standard was a prelude to Keynesian policies rather than its antithesis. The author reveals that these state interventions played a vital role in the rise of modern financial techniques which emerged in the late 18th and 19th century and served as the foundation for contemporary financial systems. This book will be of strong interest to students and scholars of international political economy, economic history and historical sociology. It will appeal to those interested in monetary and financial history, the modern state, liberal governance, and varieties of capitalism.

Charlotte Gray

Author : Sebastian Faulks
Publisher : Random House
Page : 495 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2023-04-13
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781804944202

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'Excruciatingly powerful' ANTONY BEEVOR 'A brilliant, harrowing, powerful novel' DAILY MAIL 'Faulks is a prodigiously talented writer' NEW YORK TIMES In the black of night, a woman lands on the fields of Occupied France. Charlotte Grey is on a mission for the British government to deliver a message and must shed her identity to blend into the small town of Lavaurette. But Charlotte has her own secret, her lover, airman Peter Gregory is missing in action, and she will risk everything to find him. A million-copy bestseller, Charlotte Gray is enthralling story of love, deceit and courage, and a classic of spy literature.

Red Rising

Author : Pierce Brown
Publisher : Del Rey
Page : 414 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2014-01-28
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780345539793

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. “Red Rising ascends above a crowded dys­topian field.”—USA Today ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—Entertainment Weekly, BuzzFeed, Shelf Awareness “I live for the dream that my children will be born free,” she says. “That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.” “I live for you,” I say sadly. Eo kisses my cheek. “Then you must live for more.” Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he toils willingly, trusting that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and lush wilds spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so. Praise for Red Rising “[A] spectacular adventure . . . one heart-pounding ride . . . Pierce Brown’s dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender’s Game. . . . [Red Rising] has everything it needs to become meteoric.”—Entertainment Weekly “Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.”—Scott Sigler “Red Rising is a sophisticated vision. . . . Brown will find a devoted audience.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch Don’t miss any of Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Saga: RED RISING • GOLDEN SON • MORNING STAR • IRON GOLD • DARK AGE • LIGHT BRINGER

Disfigured Images

Author : Patricia Morton
Publisher : Praeger
Page : 200 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 1991-05-21
Category : Social Science
ISBN : UIUC:30112000918026

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Focusing on the scholarly "literature of fact", this study explores the telling - and frequent mis-telling - of the story of black women during a century of American historiography, from the late 19th century to the present day, looking at the black woman's "prefabricated past".

The Songs of St Petersburg

Author : Amor Towles
Publisher : Random House
Page : 482 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2017-02-09
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780091944247

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility. 'A comic masterpiece.' The Times 'Winning . . . gorgeous . . . satisfying . . . Towles is a craftsman.' New York Times Book Review 'A work of great charm, intelligence and insight.' Sunday Times 'Everything a novel should be: charming, witty, poetic and generous. An absolute delight.' Mail on Sunday 'If we do a better book than this one on the book club this year we will be very very lucky.' Matt Williams, Radio 2 Book Club 'Abundant in humour, history and humanity' Sunday Telegraph 'Wistful, whimsical and wry.' Sunday Express On 21 June 1922 Count Alexander Rostov - recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt - is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. But instead of being taken to his usual suite, he is led to an attic room with a window the size of a chessboard. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely. While Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval, the Count, stripped of the trappings that defined his life, is forced to question what makes us who we are. And with the assistance of a glamorous actress, a cantankerous chef and a very serious child, Rostov unexpectedly discovers a new understanding of both pleasure and purpose.

Murdered Midas

Author : Charlotte Gray
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2019-09-24
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 9781443449366

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A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of the Year In this “engrossing must-read” by “Canada’s most accomplished popular historian” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine), the glittering life and brutal murder of Sir Harry Oakes is newly investigated. Murdered Midas is “superior true-crime writing” (The Globe and Mail). On an island paradise in 1943, Sir Harry Oakes, gold-mining tycoon, philanthropist and one of the richest men in the British Empire, is murdered. The news of his death surges across the English-speaking world, from London, the Imperial centre, to the remote Canadian mining town of Kirkland Lake in the Northern Ontario bush. The murder becomes celebrated as the crime of the century. The layers of mystery deepen as the involvement of Count Alfred de Marigny, Oakes’s son-in-law, comes into question. Also suspicious are the odd machinations of the governor of the Bahamas, the former King Edward VIII. But despite a sensational trial, no murderer is convicted. Rumours about Oakes’s missing fortune are unrelenting, and fascination with the story has persisted for decades. Award-winning biographer and popular historian Charlotte Gray explores the life of the man behind the scandal—from his early, hardscrabble days during the massive mineral rush in Northern Ontario, to the fabulous fortune he reaped from his own gold mine, to his grandiose gestures of philanthropy. And Gray brings fresh eyes to the bungled investigation and shocking trial on the remote colonial island, proposing an overlooked suspect in this long cold case. Murdered Midas is the story of the man behind the newspaper headlines, a man both admired and reviled who, despite great wealth and public standing, never experienced justice.

Visions in a Seer Stone

Author : William L. Davis
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Page : 265 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2020-04-08
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781469655673

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In this interdisciplinary work, William L. Davis examines Joseph Smith's 1829 creation of the Book of Mormon, the foundational text of the Latter Day Saint movement. Positioning the text in the history of early American oratorical techniques, sermon culture, educational practices, and the passion for self-improvement, Davis elucidates both the fascinating cultural context for the creation of the Book of Mormon and the central role of oral culture in early nineteenth-century America. Drawing on performance studies, religious studies, literary culture, and the history of early American education, Davis analyzes Smith's process of oral composition. How did he produce a history spanning a period of 1,000 years, filled with hundreds of distinct characters and episodes, all cohesively tied together in an overarching narrative? Eyewitnesses claimed that Smith never looked at notes, manuscripts, or books—he simply spoke the words of this American religious epic into existence. Judging the truth of this process is not Davis's interest. Rather, he reveals a kaleidoscope of practices and styles that converged around Smith's creation, with an emphasis on the evangelical preaching styles popularized by the renowned George Whitefield and John Wesley.

Chain of Gold

Author : Cassandra Clare
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 624 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2021-08-31
ISBN : 9781481431880

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"A brand-new series in the Shadowhunter world."--Cover.