To Right the Unrightable Wrong


Author: Robert L. Pirtle
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469100320
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 577
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A century ago Americans were still moving west, settling in new states, establishing themselves in new environments. That pattern was followed by the grandparents, then by the parents of Robert L. Pirtle, the author of this autobiography. The eventual home of the authors parents and his family was Roswell, New Mexico, a sleepy little town in southeastern New Mexico. To begin with, however, the book traces the authors lineage, even including fascinating familial connections to the compilation of the King James Version of the Bible, to the Cherokee Indian Tribe and to the Commander of the Alamo. Readers will certainly enjoy the picture the author draws of small town America in the 1930s and 1940s, of the vicissitudes of growing up, of junior and senior high school days and high jinks. The author displayed an interest in fairness and justice from his earliest days; indeed he proposes that every child has an inherent instinct for justice. As the author moved through childhood and school years he encountered numerous incidents in which the concept of fairness played a decisive part. Though such incidents of childhood are of minimal significance, yet they play a part in shaping a childs character and perception of the world, and can lead to incidents of real significance in adulthood. The author describes incidents which did just that in his own life. In one instance the author shamefacedly admits being the cause of a hurtful injustice to others; yet that incident, too, played its part in his maturation. It is said, after all, that good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment. By the time the author graduated from high school his interest in science in mathematics rose to the forefront of his mind and he entered Purdue University with a four-year scholarship from the University. Before the year was out, however, he knew he did not want to pursue science as a career and he switched to the University of Arizona where he majored in mathematics, his easiest subject, while he sampled the liberal arts and pondered what his life work would be. He first considered entering the ministry and becoming a Methodist Preacher, but little by little he decided that he could prove of greater help to people and especially to the cause of justice as a lawyer. Accordingly, his last year in the undergraduate program was his first year in the law school of the University of Arizona. After graduating he took his commission as a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Air Force, working as a mathematician at the Special Weapons Center of Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The authors function was as target analyst, designing an atomic weapon delivery system for fighter aircraft. Fascinating is the authors description of his witnessing the explosion of an atomic bomb named Zucchini in Nevada in 1955. The author entered the University of Colorado upon completing his Air Force term and was hired by the largest law firm in Seattle, Holman, Mickelwait, Marion, Black & Perkins, upon his graduation from law school. During his brief Air Force career, The author had studied Shakespeare at the University of New Mexico, later entered into negotiations with the popular TV show The $64,000 Question, and was being scheduled to appear on the show after his graduation from law school. But the TV show collapsed after Charlie Van Doren, son of the internationally known Shakespeare scholar, Mark Van Doren, lied to a grand jury in New York concerning whether he had been fed answers when he appeared on the show. And a year or so of performing legal work for corporate clients discouraged the author to the point that he left the Firm and hung out his shingle as a sole practitioner, but simultaneously entered the graduate school of philosophy of the University of Washington, contemplating becoming a philosophy professor. In the end the author, d

Reclaiming the Reservation

Histories of Indian Sovereignty Suppressed and Renewed
Author: Alexandra Harmon
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295745878
Category: History
Page: 416
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In the 1970s the Quinault and Suquamish, like dozens of Indigenous nations across the United States, asserted their sovereignty by applying their laws to everyone on their reservations. This included arresting non-Indians for minor offenses, and two of those arrests triggered federal litigation that had big implications for Indian tribes’ place in the American political system. Tribal governments had long sought to manage affairs in their territories, and their bid for all-inclusive reservation jurisdiction was an important, bold move, driven by deeply rooted local histories as well as pan-Indian activism. They believed federal law supported their case. In a 1978 decision that reverberated across Indian country and beyond, the Supreme Court struck a blow to their efforts by ruling in Oliphant v. Suquamish Indian Tribe that non-Indians were not subject to tribal prosecution for criminal offenses. The court cited two centuries of US legal history to justify their decision but relied solely on the interpretations of non-Indians. In Reclaiming the Reservation, Alexandra Harmon delves into Quinault, Suquamish, and pan-tribal histories to illuminate the roots of Indians’ claim of regulatory power in their reserved homelands. She considers the promises and perils of relying on the US legal system to address the damage caused by colonial dispossession. She also shows how tribes have responded since 1978, seeking and often finding new ways to protect their interests and assert their sovereignty.

Advice to the Young Physician

On the Art of Medicine
Author: Richard Colgan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441910349
Category: Medical
Page: 139
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Advice to the Young Physician introduces the origins of important teachings that form the basis of medicine as it has been taught by some of history's greatest educators in medicine. Advice to the Young Physician reveals how to make the transition from technician to healer. This book reinforces the humanistic side of patient care, which is often overshadowed by the focus on highly technological elements. Medical students, residents, fellows, physicians, and allied health practitioners often forget the intricacies of the genomic makeup of adenoviruses, yet they remember the tips, anecdotes and aphorisms related by mentors, educators, and experienced physicians. The art of medicine comes from insights gained from unique and dynamic experiences between the physician, an enthusiastic medical student and the human patient, and is rarely found in books or taught in a universal and systematic way. Advice to the Young Physician provides numerous examples of best practices in order to internalize and practice the art of medicine, including tenets taught by Hippocrates, Maimonides, Osler, Peabody, Schweitzer and others. Advice to the Young Physician targets aspiring and new physicians with the intent to make them better physicians. It hits the mark. An effective mix of the writings of some of medicine's giants, as well as clinical experiences of the author, the book offers an historical framework and personal context to understand the attributes and attitudes of the good physician. It is a quick read that rewards the reader with a sampling of 4000 years of medical wisdom sprinkled with practical advice for the modern day doctor. --Richard G. Roberts, MD, JD, Professor of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, President World Organization of Family Doctors, Past President American Academy of Family Physicians This is a small book and easy to read. It comprises several inspiring sketches of ancient and modern physicians whose reputations were based as much on their dedication to the humanism of medicine as it was to the science of medicine. Those who teach medical students and residents will find it a good source of medical history that, besides being important in itself, will add a new dimension and a little lightness to morning rounds. The author makes it clear that in our era of high technology it is easy to underestimate the importance of uniting humanism with science in caring for the sick. He also provides some practical information on such topics as how to present a case to attending physicians and how to communicate well with patients. The ancient physicians that history remembers were not only astute observers of signs and symptoms but also were deeply concerned about the psychological health of their patients and how disturbances in their emotional health often manifested in physical symptoms. Colgan starts with Hippocrates and Maimonides whose names many young physicians are familiar with. The former for the aphorism “first do no harm” and the latter for being one of the first to call medicine a “vocation” and a “calling.” The following “greats” are included in the book: Dr Albert Schweitzer whose “reverence for life” led him to his missionary medical work in Africa. He wrote Out of My Life and Thought and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952. Sir William Osler (1849–1919), known to some as the father of internal medicine, was a respected physician and teacher. He was the author of the Principles and Practice of Medicine, used for decades as the bible of medicine. But his fame rested equally on his dedication as a mentor to young physicians. He often gave graduation addresses to medical students reminding them to maintain a life-long interest in continuous learning and to treat the whole patient not just the disease. Francis Weld Peabody (1881–1927) a teacher at Harvard who had written a book The Care of the Patient in which he discussed how older practitioners often complained that younger doctors’ mindsets were so often over-concerned with testing that they sometimes forgot about how to take care of the whole patient. Dr. Theodore E. Woodward (1914–2005) who was famous for his dedication to patients. Once during a snowstorm he hitched a ride on a snowplow to see his patients at the hospital. He is responsible for the epigram “when you hear hoof beats think of horses not zebras.” Dr Edmund Pellegrino, respected for his studies in bioethics. His interest in protecting the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship has particular importance in our current era when it seems that the art of medicine seems to be overshadowed by the business of medicine. He discusses this in his essay “The Commodification of Medical and Health Care.” Dr. Paul Farmer also is deeply concerned with the ethical ramifications of the commercialization that is overtaking the health system. He is devoted to improving public health on a worldwide scale. The author finishes up with some practical tips such as how to take a good history and how to avoid malpractice suits. He mentions the importance of finding a reasonable balance between our personal and professional lives. To offset the pressures that are sure to arise in caring for patients he reminds us as, Osler said, to look for the “poetry in life,” meaning to really try and understand the human side of the patients we treat. Throughout the book Colgan refers to doctors as “healers.” He suggests that healers are those who rise above the merely technical aspects of their craft and connect with patients in a special way—a way that respects their uniqueness and their human nature. It’s hard to describe in scientific terms what a healer is. As the author points out, most doctors know them when they see them. Edward J. Volpintesta, MD Bethe

Barack Obama und die Macht der Worte


Author: Jürgen Weibler
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531925474
Category: Political Science
Page: 243
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Barack Obama hat eine Welle der Faszination ausgelöst. Wie wenige vor ihm hat er durch die Kraft seiner Reden und seine körperliche Präsenz die Weltöffentlichkeit in seinen Bann gezogen. Dieser Band geht dem Phänomen auf den Grund. Fachleute aus verschiedenen Disziplinen versuchen, das "Erfolgsgeheimnis" der Weltperson Obama und seiner beispiellosen Kampagne zu deuten und zu entschlüsseln. Dabei liefert der Band auch grundlegende Einsichten für eine professionelle Kommunikation und eine erfolgreiche Führung.

Side by Side 4' 2002 Ed.


Author: N.A
Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.
ISBN: 9789712332999
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Death of Don Quixote: The Last Technological Extension


Author: Eliezer Oyola
Publisher: Palibrio
ISBN: 1617647977
Category: History
Page: 122
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This essay was inspired by the tragic events of September 11, 2001 in New York City and other strategic places in the United States. The author studies the fictional character created by Miguel de Cervantes in 1605 from a variety of perspectives. He relates "the death of Don Quixote" to the destruction of the famed twin towers, thus arriving at a symbolic interpretation of certain epoch-making events in the history of mankind. Special emphasis is given to imperial politics and the history of communication technology. The term "technological extension" was suggested by the studies of Marshall McLuhan and others. The main premise is that with every technological extension come vast cultural transformations and new perceptions of the universe. The reader will most certainly perceive in this essay, as James Joyce said in Ulysses, "a myriad metamorphoses of symbol."

The Last Sermon on the Mount


Author: by Daniel F. Owsley
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 1468902741
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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In the last sermon on the mount, preached by three of the apostles, it became very clear why Matthew 27:52-53 said that a lot of “graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose.” For according to a brand new Dead Sea scroll, found in 2012, it came to pass two months after the resurrection of our Alpha and Omega that a great gathering of 1,500 hungry souls took place under the shadow of some sparse olive trees on a balmy evening. And several of the joyous souls who “came out of the graves” before they “appeared unto many” others in “the holy city” were also on hand to give their supernatural testimonies. 'Twas therefore a most wonderful time of some wondrous celebration, a time of wonder, a time of real excitement, mirth, and gaiety like many followers of our Victor of Death never experienced before. And as it was written in that scroll of Ophir it additionally came about that many infirmities were miraculously healed under the shadows of Peter the Rock, John the beloved, and Thomas the Convinced. Nor was there anyone on that amazing scene that ever would have believed that he was once called Doubting Thomas. For when that apostle of God's holy fire spoke the stars seemed to blaze much brighter, the birds even seemed to sing a lot louder, and believers who gave him their ears seemed to believe even more than they did before his sweetest words came forth like honey. 'Twas a very noted meeting that Josephus the historian later wrote about as well, when he wrote that even some of the onlooking Roman guards to that event bent their knees towards the Place of the Skull, the very site where Jesus was cruelly crucified and buried nearby at it's flower adorned base. And one of the most fascinating things that the resurrected saints on hand bore witness to was the indisputable fact that before the sun ever rose on early Easter morning the night unexpectedly became as day as God's resurrection power blazed away. And that was the very same happening that soldiers reported to Pontius Pilate, which he in turn later on disclosed to emperor Tiberius in a well authenticated correspondence. So dare to enter into this guide to incredibility which shall greatly bless any thirsty soul with the kind of Living water that shall cause many lilies of the valley to bloom during the very worse kind of droughts. For this following unrolled scroll of Ophir is a most precious one. Neither can anyone argue that it isn't much finer than the purist gold that was long ago brought forth from that place where the very best dreams where documented as Peter said Verily verily, just as his Master lovingly taught him. As a bonus feature of this best of the books The Last Gospel of Christ and The Letters of Pontius Pilate are also included to bless the reader.

666 the Mark of America, Seat of the Beast - the Apostle John's New Testament Revelation Unfolded


Author: N.A
Publisher: Pearl Publishing LLC
ISBN: 0978526414
Category: Beast of the Apocalypse
Page: 546
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This exposition is set apart from others because Christopher (last name not revealed for his personal protection), the author, claims to have received the metaphoric interpretation of Revelation's long-held secrets from the mouth of the man who wrote it?John the Beloved himself'one of the original 12 apostles claimed to have ?tarried? as mentioned in NT John 21:20-24.The whole truth in all its splendor, glory and dread, is revealed, explained, and expounded upon in this historic book. Every chapter and every verse of the book of Revelation is covered. Every other book ever written on the topic, which claimed to reveal or explain the mystery of Revelation, will be put to open shame as the simple, yet remarkable truths are revealed within the pages of this miraculous book.

All or Nothing

Breaking The Chains Of Sin
Author: Howard K.; Becky S. Morgan
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449709648
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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Have you wondered in a country like ours where there are churches on every corner why there aren’t more Christians changing the world and standing up for what is right? Have you ever felt trapped and helpless in changing your habits and sins that hold you captive? If you have you are not alone. Many want to live as Christ would have them but feel powerless to overcome the chains that hold them in sin. Howard Morgan takes you step by step through scripture and his own experiences and teaches the secrets to breaking the chains that enslave us and keeps us from becoming the people God intended.

The Psalm of Mary


Author: Trudy D. Owsley
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 1468902105
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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Trial by Fire


Author: J.A. Jance
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849831971
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Having taken on a media relations position with the Yavapai County Police Department, Ali Reynolds' first time out on the job is trial by fire. When a brand new housing estate goes up in flames, everyone hopes that the unfinished, unoccupied homes will yield no victims. But one woman is found barely alive and beyond recognition. For months she lies in a medically-induced coma, unclaimed and unidentified. When she finally awakes, badly disfigured and with no clue as to who she is or where she came from, she faces a bleak future. The victim faces even worse news when she's diagnosed with terminal cancer, and her quest to discover her identity takes on even greater urgency. In her new role, Ali Reynolds is called upon to grant the dying woman's final wishes: to find the people who saved her life - and the people who tried to kill her.

More Opening Nights on Broadway

A Critical Quotebook of the Musical Theatre, 1965 Through 1981
Author: Steven Suskin
Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Musical theater
Page: 1141
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A compilation of excerpts from reviews of over two hundred productions, including Annie, Barnum, Cabaret, Evita, Godspell, A little night music, Pippin, Sugar babies, and Zorba.

The Federal Reporter


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Page: N.A
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In the Magnificence of His Righteousness


Author: Daniel F. Owsley
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 1468903195
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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American Annals of the Deaf


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Deaf
Page: N.A
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Each January issue includes directories of American instructors and school of the deaf.

The Writers Craft


Author: Sheridan Blau
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780812386684
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 872
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Salem -- Congregations of the Faithful

A History of Salem Methodist Church, 1841-1991
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 304
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Proceedings [of The] Annual Convention


Author: National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Public utilities
Page: N.A
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Vols. for 1893-1912 contain also "List of state railroad commissions, showing official titles and addresses, and names and addresses of members and secretaries."

You've Got to Have a Dream

The Message of the Musical
Author: Ian C. Bradley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Musicals
Page: 245
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This book argues that musicals provide millions of people across the world not just with entertainment and escapism but with spiritual and theological values, a philosophy of life and an encounter with God. It traces the underlying philosophy and world-view found in musical theatre from Gilbert & Sullivan to The Lion King and Rent. The spiritual, theological and philosophical resonances of seminal musicals like Carousel, Jesus Christ Superstar and Les Miserables are discussed in detail and the book ends by looking at what message musical theatre may have for the churches and for Christian worship in particular.

Respectfully Quoted

A Dictionary of Quotations Requested from the Congressional Research Service
Author: Suzy Platt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Quotations, English
Page: 520
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2100 most frequently requested quotations compiled by the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress.