Assignment to Hell : the war against Nazi Germany with by Bigart, Homer; Boyle, Hal; Cronkite, Walter; Liebling,

By Bigart, Homer; Boyle, Hal; Cronkite, Walter; Liebling, Abbott Joseph; Rooney, Andrew A.; Liebling, Abbott Joseph; Bigart, Homer; Boyle, Hal; Gay, Timothy M.; Cronkite, Walter; Rooney, Andrew A

Describes the lives and hazards confronted by way of 5 struggle correspondents who pronounced from the road of fireplace in the course of international warfare II to supply content material for the newspapers and magazines again home.

summary: Describes the lives and risks confronted by way of 5 struggle correspondents who stated from the road of fireside in the course of international struggle II to supply content material for the newspapers and magazines again domestic

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Race and Excellence: My Dialogue with Chester Pierce by Ezra E.H. Griffith

By Ezra E.H. Griffith

Chester Pierce used to be born in 1927; via 1952 he used to be a graduate of the Harvard scientific tuition. He went directly to turn into president of the yankee Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and president of the yank Orthopsychiatric organization. He was once elected to the Institute of medication on the nationwide Academy of Sciences and had an annual study seminar named after him via the nationwide scientific organization. Founding chair of the Black Psychiatrists of the United States, Pierce has profoundly affected American psychiatry and the contemplating African American psychiatrists over the past 20 years. whereas well-known for his substantive scholarship on dealing with severe environments equivalent to the South Pole, he's most likely most sensible recognized for his theories concerning how blacks take care of racism within the usa. In Race and Excellence, Ezra Griffith, additionally an African American professor of psychiatry, engages Pierce in a discussion with the target of clarifying the inter-connection among the private and the expert within the lives of either black students. The textual content melds the tale of Pierce's existence and his achievements, with specific recognition to his theories concerning the predictable nature of racist habit and the responses of oppressed teams. Having earned his doctorate a new release after Pierce, Griffith ways his dialog with Pierce as a face-to-face assembly among mentor and pupil. Retelling Pierce's lifestyles tale eventually turns into for Griffith an workout in conceptualizing his personal adventure. As he writes, “I by no means simply desired to inform Chet's tale; i needed to paintings his tale out, to degree it, to attempt it on, to determine which components are reliable for me and different blacks so earnestly looking heroes.”

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Conversations with Great Teachers by Bill Smoot

By Bill Smoot

In the spirit of Studs Terkel's operating, invoice Smoot interviews grasp lecturers in fields starting from K–12 and better schooling to the humanities, trades and professions, activities, and politics. the outcome indicates a cocktail party the place the main attention-grabbing academics in the USA talk about their a variety of types in addition to what makes their paintings significant to them. what's it that passes among the easiest lecturers and their scholars to make studying take place? What are the keys to instructing the fun of literature, taking pictures a basketball, alligator wrestling, or how you can live on one's first 12 months within the U.S. Congress? Smoot's insightful questions elicit thought-provoking reflections approximately instructing as a calling and its goals, frustrations, and satisfactions.

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In the Realms of Gold: Pioneering in African History by Roland Oliver

By Roland Oliver

The middle of the ebook is Oliver's account of his study travels all through tropical Africa from the Nineteen Forties to the Nineteen Eighties; his efforts to coach and foster African graduate scholars to coach in African universities; his position in setting up meetings and journals to assemble the paintings of historians and archaeologists from Europe and Africa; his encounters with political and spiritual leaders, students, infantrymen, and storytellers; and the political and financial upheavals of the continent that he witnessed.

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Mice in the Freezer, Owls on the Porch: The Lives of by Helen McGavran Corneli

By Helen McGavran Corneli

    Mice within the Freezer, Owls at the Porch is in lots of methods a love story—about a quiet scientist and his flamboyant spouse, but additionally approximately their passions for searching, for wild lands, and for the grouse and raptor species that they have been instrumental in saving from destruction.
    From the papers and letters of Frederick and Frances Hamerstrom, the recollections of contemporaries, and her personal lengthy friendship with this notable couple who have been her pals, Helen Corneli attracts an intimate photograph of Fran and "Hammy" from formative years throughout the genesis and maturation of a romantic, inventive, and medical dating. Following the Hamerstroms as they provide up a lifetime of refined conference and luxury for the extra "civilized" (as Aldo Leopold might have it) pleasures of dwelling and undertaking on-the-spot study into diminishing species, Corneli captures the spirit of the Hamerstroms, their career, and the common and human environments within which they labored. A nuanced account of the labors, adventures, and achievements that uncommon the Hamerstroms over the years—and that encouraged a iteration of naturalists—this publication additionally offers a dramatic account of conservation heritage over the process the 20th century, really in Wisconsin in the course of the eventful years from the Nineteen Twenties during the 1970s.

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One Version of the Facts: My Life in the Ivory Tower by Henry E. Duckworth, Thomas H. B. Symons

By Henry E. Duckworth, Thomas H. B. Symons

In his attractive memoirs, One model of the proof: My lifestyles within the Ivory Tower, Dr. Henry Duckworth takes readers from his pupil days in Winnipeg and Chicago within the Nineteen Thirties to his time as president of the college of Winnipeg (1971-1981) and chancellor of the college of Manitoba. An finished physicist, he wrote the 1st definitive textual content in English on mass spectroscopy, came across the final sturdy isotope (platinum), and helped create vital courses at universities and on the nationwide study Council. He additionally served on quite a few councils for medical and collage companies, and rubbed shoulders with Nobel Prize winners at overseas conferences.
     With humour and modesty, Henry Duckworth recollects tendencies, alterations, and crises he witnessed all through his lengthy collage occupation. He deals his observations, his reviews, his "version of the facts," offering a different perception into severe years in Canada's college schooling heritage, in addition to his personal distinctiveness, atomic research.

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Happy Hour Is for Amateurs: A Lost Decade in the World's by Philadelphia Lawyer

By Philadelphia Lawyer

“I was once fired from my first felony activity inside of a month, and this e-book explains why it used to be the simplest factor to ever ensue to me.”
—Tucker Max, writer of I desire They Serve Beer in Hell

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The nameless writer who calls himself “The Philadelphia legal professional” is an greatly well known blogger with an enthusiastic on-line fan base. With Happy Hour is for Amateurs, he brings his hilarious, biting, spot-on rants, revelations, and remembrances to the broadcast web page. half Office Space, half Howard Stern—with a bit Bukowski thrown in for solid measure—Happy Hour is for Amateurs is a drunken and debauched journey during the courtrooms, bars, and bedrooms of the yank felony process. because the Philadelphia Lawyer’s subtitle so succinctly places it, “Work Sucks. lifestyles Doesn’t Have To.”

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Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in by Charlotte Druckman

By Charlotte Druckman

During this in-depth, behind-the-scenes tell-all concerning the lives of girls cooks, journalist Charlotte Druckman walks the reader into the realm in the back of the recent line. yet it is a diverse standpoint at the kitchen: one advised throughout the voices of greater than 70 of the simplest and brightest girls cooking at the present time, those are woman cooks appearing culinary and family excessive cord acts: juggling sharp knives, battering warmth, bruising male egos, and dealing unending hours, usually whereas elevating babies and residing from paycheck to paycheck. How they take care of pressures, the expectancies, the successes and screw ups, makes for soaking up studying.

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John Scottus Eriugena (Great Medieval Thinkers) by Deirdre Carabine

By Deirdre Carabine

This quantity presents a quick and available creation to the 9th-century thinker and theologian John Scottus Eriugena--perhaps an important philosophical philosopher to seem in Latin Christendom within the interval among Augustine and Anselm. Eriugena was once referred to as the interpreter of Greek notion to the Latin West, and this ebook emphasizes the relation of Eriugena's notion to his Greek and Latin assets.

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