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: 3467
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.

The Ambulance

A History
Author: Ryan Corbett Bell
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786438118
Category: Transportation
Page: 382
View: 8448
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: 8952
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!

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: 7283
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.

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: 4290
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

Emergency Vehicle Driver Training

Author: N.A
Publisher: FEMA
Page: N.A
View: 5145

The Ambulance Driver

Author: Damian R. Michaels
ISBN: 9781634909853
Category: Fiction
Page: 424
View: 950
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.

Der Opiummörder

Author: David Morrell
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 342643444X
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
View: 1917
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.

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: 7544
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.

Twenty-first Century Plague

The Story of SARS
Author: Thomas Abraham
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9789622097025
Category: Communicable diseases
Page: 165
View: 7236
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: 7125
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!

Extension of Life

Author: Robert J. Bauman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469192454
Category: Fiction
Page: 511
View: 7148
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: 7517
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: 8507
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: 6039

The Collection

Author: Chris Monaghan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479707295
Category: Fiction
Page: 214
View: 5433
When an attempt is made to restart the particle accelerator at Geneva during August of 2015, a major disaster occurs. Scientists, who had gathered in Dublin, found they were being called upon to solve a potential catastrophe. While six personnel were the process of repairing the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) a void of accelerated mass is created, trapping the team inside. There seems little hope of survival. In fact, they have not gone anywhere. They now existed in a massless light spectrum beyond which normal vision is not possible. By rights they all should be dead, crushed by the repressurisation of the LHC. They soon realise changes are affecting their personalities as they are bombarded by an onslaught of highly charged protons, causing actual places and events from the past come to life. Bryce, our hero, recognises that Ellen, Bryces love interest, can successfully use Mind Travel techniques to move through time and space. The team, using this same power, focus on a particular element from the periodic table, to literally move from place to place. The team move from place to place until they end up in nineteenth century New Zealand and discover a Maori warrior chief with a recognisable pendant around his neck. It indicates the various experiments being conducted in Geneva in 2015. Upon retrieving the pendant they set off on their mission to regain the other remaining symbols indicated on the pendant. The next item is an electrum necklace located near Queen Hatshepsuts Mortuary Temple. Bryce manages to steal this whilst Hatshepsut and Senenmut make love in his tomb. In the skirmish that follows Jason, Bryces best friend, is wounded by an Egyptian spear. They manage to escape by casting Senenmuts monetary offerings into the air of the Temple of Amun. The team travel to the Rome of Augustus, where they collect the original Res Gestae divi Augustae from the Temple of Vesta. This is to fulfil the next experiment on the Maori pendant. This collection goes relatively smoothly, despite a confrontation Ellen has with some Praetorian Guards. The collection of the death mask of the first wanax (King) from beneath the Lions Gate at Mycenae becomes problematic. John defeats the king, but they now bay for his blood. He manages to escape with the wounded Ellen only to be picked up by a shuttle from Fermilab in California. After a fortunate earthquake at Mycenae, the original team are given the job of reconstructing the damaged Cyclopean wall. The Fermilab shuttle reappears with John aboard. The original team find out from him that three years have elapsed within the period of the day he was absent. With the death mask collected and on aboard the Fermilab rescue team departs but, in doing so, Jason is wounded once again. In the process of collecting the original gold Phaistos disc from Crete, Bryce has a sexual encounter with a princess. Despite his shyness and lack of experience, it was a necessary price to pay to retrieve the last item on the pendant. The collecting process is becoming more of a test of survival. John, Affan and Babette, are all seriously wounded during their time at Pozieres and their Fermilab shuttle is also damaged. They are helped by Ray Palmer, but it is only the beginning of their problems. With LHC and Fermilab now working together they discover that an international espionage group is operating out of the Fermilab site. There has been a security breech and a serious infiltration at the highest levels of the Fermilab management. Billions of dollars in contributions had already been syphoned off. This group had also replaced key personnel with doubles as they are systematically eliminated. It is up to Bryce to put an end to their plan.

Technology in Action

Author: Christian Heath,Paul Luff
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521568692
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 269
View: 5346
This book examines the way complex systems affect interaction at work through video-based field studies.

Because They Hate

A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America
Author: Brigitte Gabriel
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429927932
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
View: 946
Brigitte Gabriel lost her childhood to militant Islam. In 1975 she was ten years old and living in Southern Lebanon when militant Muslims from throughout the Middle East poured into her country and declared jihad against the Lebanese Christians. Lebanon was the only Christian influenced country in the Middle East, and the Lebanese Civil War was the first front in what has become the worldwide jihad of fundamentalist Islam against non-Muslim peoples. For seven years, Brigitte and her parents lived in an underground bomb shelter. They had no running water or electricity and very little food; at times they were reduced to boiling grass to survive. Because They Hate is a political wake-up call told through a very personal memoir frame. Brigitte warns that the US is threatened by fundamentalist Islamic theology in the same way Lebanon was— radical Islam will stop at nothing short of domination of all non-Muslim countries. Gabriel saw this mission start in Lebanon, and she refuses to stand silently by while it happens here. Gabriel sees in the West a lack of understanding and a blatant ignorance of the ways and thinking of the Middle East. She also points out mistakes the West has made in consistently underestimating the single-mindedness with which fundamentalist Islam has pursued its goals over the past thirty years. Fiercely articulate and passionately committed, Gabriel tells her own story as well as outlines the history, social movements, and religious divisions that have led to this critical historical conflict.

Nightingales at War

(Nightingales 6)
Author: Donna Douglas
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473517281
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
View: 5436
As the war takes its toll, the Nightingale nurses must do their bit for king and country... Dora is the devoted mother of twin babies but, determined to help the war effort, she goes back to work at the Nightingale Hospital. More used to nights out in the West End, Jennifer and Cissy volunteer in the hope of tending to handsome soldiers. They soon find out that nursing isn’t quite what they were expecting. For shy and troubled Eve, the hospital provides an escape from the pressures of home, but the life of a nurse is never easy, especially at wartime. Can the nurses rally together while war rages all around them? And will the Nightingale Hospital survive the Blitz?