It's Not Yet Dark

Author: Simon Fitzmaurice

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328918580

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

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An international bestselling memoir about an Irishman who chose to live life to the fullest after his diagnosis of ALS. In 2008, Simon Fitzmaurice was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was given four years to live. In 2010, in a state of lung-function collapse, Simon knew with crystal clarity he was not ready to die. Against all prevailing medical opinion, he chose life. Despite the loss of almost all motor function, thanks to miraculous technology, he continued to work, raise his five children, and write this astonishing memoir. It’s Not Yet Dark is a journey into a life that, though brutally compromised, was lived more fully than most, revealing the potent power of love, of art, and of the human spirit. Written using an eye-gaze computer, this is an unforgettable book about relationships and family, about what connects and separates us as people, and, ultimately, about what it means to be alive. International Bestseller A Barnes & Noble Discover Pick A Barnes & Noble Best Biography of the Year An iBooks Best Book of the Month An Amazon Best Memoir of the Month “A fiercely eloquent testament to making the most out of every moment we’re given.”—People, Book of the Week “Vibrant.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “Beautifully written. Utterly life-affirming.”—Alan Rickman “A beautiful love story—in its essence that's what this is. Survival stories are not about surviving, they're inherently about what makes a survivor push through. A desire to remain in the light of all creation, even as a darkening is taking place. A darkening which happens to us all.”—Colin Farrell

The Red Republic

Author: Robert W. Chambers

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434482782

Category: Fiction

Page: 488

View: 8523

William Chambers (May 26, 1865 - December 16, 1933) was an American artist and writer. According to some estimates, Chambers was one of the most successful literary careers of his period, his later novels selling well and a handful achieving best-seller status. Many of his works were also serialized in magazines. About "The Red Republic," the New York Press wrote: "With all its rush and excitement there is a solid basis of painstaking and thoughtfulness in 'The Red Republic.' Mr. Chambers is wholly free from self-consciousness; indeed his gifts seem to be little short of genius. Wonderfully vivid and graphic." The New York Times wrote: "Mr. Chambers shows great familiarity with the many dreadful days of 1871m and Mr. Thiers's policy is critically examined. 'The Red Republic' abounds with action."


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It's Not All Black and White

Author: Mike Liner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628730730

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 241

View: 1753

From junior high football games to the Sugar Bowl with a national championship up for grabs, Mike Liner has seen it all in football. President and CEO of a bank by day, Liner has been a Texas football official on Fridays and Saturdays for the past 35 years. It’s Not All Black and White offers a view of college football seen through a different set of eyes, the eyes of an official. Liner takes readers through the story of his ascension up the officiating hierarchy and describes the bumps in the road he encountered along the way. In doing do, he puts a human face on an aspect of football that all too often is dehumanized -- the officiating of the game. With a foreword by SEC Coordinator of Football Officials Rogers Reding and an afterword by Tim Millis, Executive Director, NFL Referees Association, It’s Not All Black and White lifts the curtain on big-time college football, revealing what Liner saw as he observed it and why the game means so much to him. Liner also recounts important lessons he learned through football about life as a business leader, as a family man and as someone whose faith has grown through the years.

It's Not Because You're Black

Author: Annie Smith, PhD

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761861165

Category: Education

Page: 92

View: 2056

As the country becomes increasingly diverse, new issues arise within the American educational system. This book examines the effects of underrepresentation of African Americans in colleges and universities. It also discusses the challenges facing Blacks trying to get into the academy and issues that confront those who penetrate the system.

The Dark Has Its Own Light

Author: Sue Dowell

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512747602

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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The Dark Has Its Own Light chronicles the authors experience as a patient in a psychiatric hospital, at a time when limited treatment methods meant less chance of recovery. Alternating between recounting the family history that resulted in hospitalization, and the relationships that developed in the hospital, the book charts a story of loss, suffering, and the discovery of hope and love where none seemed possible.

Settlements and Necropoleis of the Black Sea and its Hinterland in Antiquity

Author: Gocha R. Tsetskhladze,Sümer Atasoy

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789692075

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

View: 3705

Papers in this volume cover all shores of the Black Sea and address, alongside many other topics, the establishment dates of some Greek Colonies; East Greek transport amphorae; the history of Tekkeköy; the pre-Roman economy of Myrmekion; Byzantine finds at Komana; glass bracelets from Samsun Museum; dating the Kavak Bekdemir Mosque in Samsun.

The Tuskegee Veterans Hospital and Its Black Physicians

Author: Mary Kaplan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476662983

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 332

"Kaplan's book goes far beyond a history of the Tuskegee Veterans Hospital and its black physicians. Kaplan weaves a narrative of the struggle of blacks, racism in the military, institutional racism, and the civil rights movement. Highly recommended"--Choice "Worthwhile...interesting illustrations and is well referenced. A valuable addition to our understanding of the struggles of African-American physicians"--Watermark When the Tuskegee Veteran’s Hospital opened in 1923, many in the Veteran’s Bureau believed that black physicians and nurses were not competent to staff the facility. Except for nurses’ aides, orderlies, attendants and laborers, hospital personnel would be white. Recruiting and training black medical professionals was difficult given the obstacles facing blacks in obtaining education in medicine and gaining acceptance in the field. The history of the hospital reflects the struggle for racial equality in the United States. This book describes the effort to integrate the Tuskegee Veteran’s Hospital and follows the careers of the small group of well-trained, dedicated black physicians who played significant roles in its development as a treatment center for black veterans. The hospital’s contributions to research and medicine are documented, along with its involvement in one of the biggest scandals in medical research--the Tuskegee syphilis study.