The Ambulance Drivers

Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War
Author: James McGrath Morris
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0306823845
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 7059
After meeting for the first time on the front lines of World War I, two aspiring writers forge an intense twenty-year friendship and write some of America's greatest novels, giving voice to a "lost generation" shaken by war. Eager to find his way in life and words, John Dos Passos first witnessed the horror of trench warfare in France as a volunteer ambulance driver retrieving the dead and seriously wounded from the front line. Later in the war, he briefly met another young writer, Ernest Hemingway, who was just arriving for his service in the ambulance corps. When the war was over, both men knew they had to write about it; they had to give voice to what they felt about war and life. Their friendship and collaboration developed through the peace of the 1920s and 1930s, as Hemingway's novels soared to success while Dos Passos penned the greatest antiwar novel of his generation, Three Soldiers. In war, Hemingway found adventure, women, and a cause. Dos Passos saw only oppression and futility. Their different visions eventually turned their private friendship into a bitter public fight, fueled by money, jealousy, and lust. Rich in evocative detail--from Paris cafes to the Austrian Alps, from the streets of Pamplona to the waters of Key West--The Ambulance Drivers is a biography of a turbulent friendship between two of the century's greatest writers, and an illustration of how war both inspires and destroys, unites and divides.

Der Opiummörder

Author: David Morrell
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 342643444X
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
View: 6328
1854, London: Ein grausamer Ritualmörder versetzt die ganze Stadt in Angst und Schrecken. Detective Shawn Ryan verdächtigt den opiumsüchtigen Schriftsteller Thomas de Quincey. Mit seiner Abhandlung "Der Mord als eine schöne Kunst betrachtet" hatte dieser kurz zuvor einen Skandal ausgelöst und seinen Ruf als Enfant terrible gefestigt. Als sich Ryans Verdacht als falsche Fährte erweist, schließen sich die beiden zu einem kongenialen Ermittlerpaar zusammen. Schon bald führen ihre Nachforschungen in höchste politische Kreise und in die Schattenwelt des Opiumschmuggels.

The Ambulance

A History
Author: Ryan Corbett Bell
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786438118
Category: Transportation
Page: 382
View: 2550
Over several centuries the ambulance has evolved from horse-drawn wagons designed to remove wounded soldiers from the battlefield into high-speed emergency rooms on wheels, staffed by skilled professionals. This thorough history follows the ambulance through every phase, focusing not just on the vehicles but on their role within the developing medical systems they served, as well as the political, social and economic influences that have shaped their advancement. Topics include the critical role of police ambulances in the development of the first emergency medical services, the history of the ambulance intern, breakthroughs in ambulance design and function from the horse-drawn days to the present, notable women in ambulance development, and a fresh look at the first organized paramedic services. More than 275 photographs and other illustrations accompany the text.

Seven Librarian Detective Series

Author: Bobby Cinema
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496940067
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 692
View: 3976
Bobby Cinema has written seven detective stories in one book about each different character going through solving a difficult case, being in the action and deal with real intensive stuff they had to go through from solving cases. For these seven ordinary detectives and their team, their work usually ends up in a library, which is their sanctuary and a place to read and relax at the same time. The first detective series is called Raymond: Librarian PI. Ray Levenstein, a former FBI agent, took over the head librarian job from his friend Jerry who helped him get in the LAPD police academy and became his mentor when he grew up. He was forced into retirement when he was shot in the line of fire when he was a FBI agent. Ray was well respected and highly decorated as an FBI agent, but he decided to retire at a young age of thirty-five. He took over Jerry’s job as a head librarian in the Los Angeles Public Library and decided to run a detective agency in his library since he has a PI license. He hires Kevin Sandler, Nick Arbuckle, and Alyson Harris who joined the PI team. Thank you for reading the Seven Librarian Detective series. I hope you enjoy reading them. Who knows, maybe I can come up with another princess story in another time. This is my seventh book that I turn my seven librarian detective stories in one book. See you next time, and the library is now closed. Good-bye!

The Ambulance Driver

Author: Damian R. Michaels
ISBN: 9781634909853
Category: Fiction
Page: 424
View: 8707
Megan Alroy is a young, idealistic, street hardened Las Vegas paramedic who relies on a cutting sense of humor to get her through the day. She is befriended and unknowingly manipulated by Dr. Scott Pitts. His desire is to destroy her spirit, and make her into his involuntary submissive and house cleaner. Similar to life, it's a story of deceit, disease, death and butt pus. Similar to life, it is also funny as hell.

Life as an Ambulance Driver in World War I

Author: Laura L. Sullivan
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1502630559
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 5648
Working during World War I was full of danger and difficulty. Life as an ambulance driver was especially challenging. Readers learn what it was like to drive ambulances during the war, what challenges were faced, and how these men and women helped save many lives on the battlefield.

End of the World

The Deuce/deuce Story
Author: N.A
ISBN: 1257109707
Page: N.A
View: 8871

Transformative Learning in Nursing

A Guide for Nurse Educators
Author: Arlene H. Morris, EdD, RN, CNE,Debbie R. Faulk, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826108695
Category: Medical
Page: 320
View: 3351
Transformative Learning Theory offers a uniquely inclusive methodology across all levels of nursing education for educators and students focused on common nursing arenas and situations. This is the only book to present practical, innovative strategies for novice and experienced nurse educators to apply Transformative Learning Theory in various curricula, courses, and learning situations. Geared for adult and returning students, the text addresses common learning issues from both learner and teacher perspectives, enabling educators and students to apply Transformative Learning to evaluate their own authentic transformation throughout their careers. Key Features: Offers a uniquely inclusive theory and methodology "Transformative Learning Theory" across degree levels for educators and students Includes practical learning strategies and activities for a broad nursing curriculum Addresses the needs of novice nurse educators with clinical, but limited pedagogical, expertise and experienced nurse educators seeking new frameworks and techniques Provides direct application for classroom, online, or hybrid learning environments Covers all aspects of simulation Designed for graduate nursing education courses

Gentlemen Volunteers

The Story of the American Ambulance Drivers in the First World War
Author: Arlen J. Hansen
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1628721499
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 1910
They left Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Michigan, and Stanford to drive ambulances on the French front, and on the killing fields of World War I they learned that war was no place for gentlemen. The tale of the American volunteer ambulance drivers of the First World War is one of gallantry amid gore; manners amid madness. Arlen J. Hansen’s Gentlemen Volunteers brings to life the entire story of the men and women who formed the first ambulance corps, and who went on to redefine American culture. Some were to become legends Ernest Hemingway, e. e. cummings, Malcolm Cowley, and Walt Disney but all were part of a generation seeking something greater and grander than what they could find at home. The war in France beckoned them, promising glory, romance, and escape. Between 1914 and 1917 (when the United States officially entered the war), they volunteered by the thousands, abandoning college campuses and prep schools across the nation and leaving behind an America determined not to be drawn into a "European war.” What the volunteers found in France was carnage on an unprecedented scale. Here is a spellbinding account of a remarkable time; the legacy of the ambulance drivers of WWI endures to this day.

Emergency Vehicle Driver Training

Author: N.A
Publisher: FEMA
Page: N.A
View: 5484

Call the Ambulance!

Author: Les Pringle
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407069411
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
View: 2807
Exploding pressure cookers, a thwarted wife's deadly revenge and transvestites in distress - manning an ambulance in the seventies kept you on your toes. Having survived the rites of passage as a probationer, Les Pringle now has to face up to the reality of life as an ambulance man in Thatcher's Britain. He does this with humour and fortitude - two qualities which are essential if he is to cope with cases ranging from the absurd to the heart rending. From attending murder scenes to delivering babies ... it's quite a life for Les, and one that he and his shift mates tread with warmth and humour in equal measure.


Author: Thomas L. Mcdole
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 6181

Twenty-first Century Plague

The Story of SARS
Author: Thomas Abraham
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9789622097025
Category: Communicable diseases
Page: 165
View: 2184
In the autumn of 2002 in southern China, a previously unknown virus jumped the species barrier from animal to man, and sparked the first global epidemic of the new century. the disease sped along the air routes of a globalized world, spreading within mont

1,000 Unforgettable Senior Moments

Of Which We Could Remember Only 246
Author: Tom Friedman
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761166122
Category: Humor
Page: 166
View: 5393
No, you’re not losing your mind. And you’re definitely not alone. There’s Jimmy Carter, forgetting the nuclear launch codes in a suit at the dry cleaners. Rod Stewart fumbling for the name of the intense first love who inspired “Maggie Mae.” G. K. Chesterton writing a long letter to hismother announcing the good news about his engagement—while his mother is in the room with him. Marilyn Monroe blowing the same line through 52 takes during the filming of Some Like It Hot. Celebrating history’s greatest mental lapses, is a perfect impulse book in the fine gift format of Famous Last Words. Not just outlandishly funny, it’s also a book of great comfort—after all, having a senior moment puts you in the company of Einstein, Lincoln, Beethoven, Newton, Toscanini, and a whole assortment of presidents, poets, philosophers, popes, and Nobel Prize–winners. Talk about gaffes. Here are best men forgetting to show up at the wedding. Judges staggered by the incompetence of their previous decisions. Senators frozen in front of TV cameras. Olympic officials gazing absently while bewildered runners continue through the finish line. Bono losing the only copy of his lyrics to a new album. Forget to pick up your copy today!

The Compensations of War

The Diary of an Ambulance Driver during the Great War
Author: Guy Emerson Bowerman, Jr.
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 029274918X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 200
View: 6991
In 1917, shortly after the United States’ declaration of war on Germany, Guy Emerson Bowerman, Jr., enlisted in the American army’s ambulance service. Like other young ambulance drivers—Hemingway, Dos Passos, Cummings, Cowley—Bowerman longed to “see the show.” He was glad to learn that the ambulance units were leaving for France right away. For seventeen months, until the armistice of November 1918, Bowerman kept an almost daily diary of the war. To read his words today is to live the war with an immediacy and vividness of detail that is astonishing. Only twenty when he enlisted, Bowerman was an idealistic, if snobbish, young man who exulted that his section was made up mostly of young “Yalies” like himself. But he expected the war to change him, and it did. In the end he writes that he and his compatriots scarcely remember a world at peace. "The old life was gone forever. . ." Guy Bowerman’s unit was attached to a French infantry division stationed near Verdun. Sent to halt the German drive to Paris in 1918, the division participated in the decisive counterattack of July and tracked the routed Germans through Belgium. Then, “unwarned,” Bowerman and his comrades were “plunged into … a life of peace.” Into this life, he writes, they walked “bewildered,” like “men fearing ambush.” This remarkable chronicle of one young man’s rite of passage is destined to become a classic in the literature of the Great War.

Extension of Life

Author: Robert J. Bauman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469192454
Category: Fiction
Page: 511
View: 911
As a mortician, Michael Baumann, a Jew pretending to be Aryan, devised a highly unorthodox surgical procedure that converted Jews to Aryans. This helped more than 400 Jews escape from Vienna to Switzerland. With five other Jews pretending to be Aryan, an elaborate escape and spy network was created. While most of the operations were successful there were some failures. Some died so that others could live. Carefully researched, the story blends fiction with factual history incorporating actual events and people. The novel creates a realistic portrayal of Jewish life and death before and during the Nazi takeover of Austria.

True Life Stories and Mysterious Interventions

Angels, Clairvoyance, War, Heaven, and Miracles
Author: Harold Gene Poole
Publisher: Inspiring Voices
ISBN: 1462406718
Category: Religion
Page: 298
View: 9735
As Christians, how do we invite people to learn about Jesus? We can tell them about our beautiful Church and its special programs—or, even more effectively, we can share inspiring life stories. These stories are the mysterious, spiritual, personal narratives that are the building blocks of our faith, and author Harold Poole presents his personal recollections in this collection as lessons of faith in the gospel of Christ. “Too often the events in their lives which nourish the faith of our faithful senior citizens are lost to us. Harold ‘Gene’ Poole has spared us that loss in the pages he has written detailing many of the events in his life which have been instrumental in forming and growing the faith of this unique Christian man.” —The Rev. Dr. Arthur L. Bennett III, Canon Theologian for the Diocese of West Virginia

Sermons on the First Readings: Cycle C

Author: Steven E. Albertin,Charles D. Reeb,Richard E. Gribble
Publisher: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 0788019678
Category: Religion
Page: 499
View: 3777
Filled with wit, insight, and inspiration, this anthology includes sermons for every Sunday and major celebration throughout the Christian year based on the First Readings from Cycle C of the Revised Common Lectionary. Three outstanding preachers from diverse denominational backgrounds interpret texts from the Old Testament and Acts in fresh ways that proclaim the good news for the twenty-first century. Their powerful messages remind us that the Hebrew scriptures are much more than just ancient history and explore what they mean for us today. Proclaiming timeless themes of justice and righteousness, as well as God's faithful covenant and enduring forgiveness, these imaginative homilies call us to lead better, more God-centered lives. This is an essential resource that's useful for: - Fresh homiletical approaches to the lectionary texts - Preaching illustrations - A clearer understanding of scripture passages - Adult study and discussion groups - Personal devotions and Bible study on each Sunday's texts "The illustrations in these sermons, taken from both classical and common sources, as well as personal experiences, are worth the price of the book. I'll buy any book of sermons that gives me one or two good illustrations that are fresh and believable. Charles Reeb is a master at illustrating his points." John K. Bergland Former Professor of Preaching and Associate Dean Duke Divinity School Former editor, "Abingdon Preaching Annual"

One Heaven of a Party

Sermons on the First Readings for Sundays in Lent and Easter
Author: N.A
Publisher: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 0788019821
Category: Bible
Page: 140
View: 9482