Hazard

A Sister's Flight from Family and a Broken Boy

Author: Margaret Combs

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1510715320

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 290

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Hazard is a poignant, unflinching memoir of the emotional intricacies of growing up with a severely disabled sibling. Margaret Combs shows how her Southern Baptist family coped with lived reality of autism in an era of ignorance and shame, the 1950s through the 1970s, and shares her own tragedy and anguish of being torn between helping her brother and yearning for her own life. Like many siblings of disabled children, young Margaret drives herself to excel in order to make up for her family’s sorrow and ultimately flees her family for what she hopes is a ?normal” life. Hazard is also a story of indelible bonds between siblings: the one between Combs and her sister, and the deep and rueful one she has with her disabled brother; how he and she were buddies; and how fervently she wanted to make him whole. Initially fueled by a wish that her brother had never been born, the author eventually arrives in a deeper place of gratitude for this same brother, whom she loves and who loves her in return.
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The March Family Trilogy - Their Wedding Journey, A Hazard of New Fortunes & Their Silver Wedding Journey

From the Author of Christmas Every Day, The Rise of Silas Lapham, A Traveler from Altruria, Venetian Life, The Flight of Pony Baker & Boy Life

Author: William Dean Howells

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 807583836X

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 1850

In his first novel Howells introduces to us the March Family from Boston, a newly married couple. The story follows Basil and Isabel March on their honeymoon journey to New York and Hudson River, then west to Niagara Falls and finally to Quebec and Montreal. The story continues in A Hazard of New Fortunes when Marches, now with children, move from Boston to New York. The book, which takes place in late 19th century New York City, tells the story of Basil March, who finds himself in the middle of a dispute between his employer, a self-made millionaire and his old German teacher, an advocate for workers' rights. Finally, the story of the March family is completed in Their Silver Wedding Journey where Howells follows Basil and Isabel on their trip to Germany. William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright. Nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters", he was particularly known for his tenure as editor of the Atlantic Monthly as well as his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day", and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria. Howells is known to be the father of American realism, and a denouncer of the sentimental novel. He was the first American author to bring a realist aesthetic to the literature of the United States. His stories of Boston upper crust life set in the 1850s are highly regarded among scholars of American fiction.
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WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS: 27 Novels in One Volume (Illustrated)

The Rise of Silas Lapham, A Traveler from Altruria, Through the Eye of the Needle, An Open-Eyed Conspiracy, Indian Summer, The Flight of Pony Baker, A Hazard of New Fortunes, Ragged Lady & many more

Author: William Dean Howells

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8075838327

Category: Fiction

Page: 2980

View: 3596

This carefully edited collection of William Dean Howells has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright. Nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters", he was particularly known for his tenure as editor of the Atlantic Monthly as well as his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day", and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria. Howells is known to be the father of American realism, and a denouncer of the sentimental novel. He was the first American author to bring a realist aesthetic to the literature of the United States. His stories of Boston upper crust life set in the 1850s are highly regarded among scholars of American fiction. Table of Contents: Introduction William Dean Howells by Charles Dudley Warner Novels A Forgone Conclusion A Chance Acquaintance A Modern Instance A Pair of Patient Lovers A Traveler from Altruria An Open-Eyed Conspiracy Annie Kilburn April Hopes Dr. Breen's Practice Fennel and Rue Indian Summer Questionable Shapes Ragged Lady The Coast of Bohemia The Kentons The Lady of Aroostook The Landlord at Lion's Head The Leatherwood God The Minister's Charge The Quality of Mercy The Rise of Silas Lapham The Story of a Play Through the Eye of the Needle The Flight of Pony Baker The March Family Trilogy: Their Wedding Journey A Hazard of New Fortunes Their Silver Wedding Journey Reminiscences and Autobiography A Boy's Town Years of My Youth
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Collapse

How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition

Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101502006

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 7484

In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization Environmental damage, climate change, globalization, rapid population growth, and unwise political choices were all factors in the demise of societies around the world, but some found solutions and persisted. As in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond traces the fundamental pattern of catastrophe, and weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of fascinating historical-cultural narratives. Collapse moves from the Polynesian cultures on Easter Island to the flourishing American civilizations of the Anasazi and the Maya and finally to the doomed Viking colony on Greenland. Similar problems face us today and have already brought disaster to Rwanda and Haiti, even as China and Australia are trying to cope in innovative ways. Despite our own society’s apparently inexhaustible wealth and unrivaled political power, ominous warning signs have begun to emerge even in ecologically robust areas like Montana. Brilliant, illuminating, and immensely absorbing, Collapse is destined to take its place as one of the essential books of our time, raising the urgent question: How can our world best avoid committing ecological suicide? From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.
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The English Cyclopædia

A New Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

Author: Charles Knight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography

Page: N.A

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Iris Grace

Bilder malen tausend Worte. Die Geschichte meiner autistischen Tochter

Author: Arabella Carter-Johnson

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732533417

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 7300

Wenn Iris malt, verliert sie sich ganz in den Farben und Formen. Doch bevor sie zu einem Wunderkind wurde, war sie vor allem ein Kind, das ein Wunder brauchte. Denn Iris Grace hat Autismus. In den ersten Lebensjahren war sie unerreichbar, lebte in ihrer eigenen Welt, die Familie verzweifelte. Dann entdeckte ihre Mutter, wie fasziniert Iris mit Pinsel und Farbe umging. Und schließlich war es die kleine Katze Thula, die die Verbindung zwischen Iris und der Außenwelt herstellte. Eine zauberhafte, wahre Geschichte.
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North to share

the Sisters of Saint Ann in Alaska and the Yukon Territory

Author: Margaret Cantwell,Mary George Edmond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

View: 618

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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 2283

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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Yank

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: N.A

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Chambers's Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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American film personnel and company credits, 1908-1920

filmographies reordered by authoritative organizational and personal names from Lauritzen and Lundquist's American film-index

Author: Paul C. Spehr,Gunnar Lundquist,Einar Lauritzen

Publisher: McFarland & Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 696

View: 5196

Einar Lauritzen and Gunar Lundquist published the definitive American Film Index, 1908-1915, and its companion volume for the years 1916 through 1920. The current work indexes Lauritzen and Lundquists works and stands in its own right as a definitive reference work on early American filmmaking, with or without access to the ground-breaking predecessor volume. This work lists 33,664 films, 23,159 names, 1,025 companies and 785 works that were adapted into movies. The work includes extensive cross-referencing and "see" references for alternate titles and names.
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Schloss aus Glas

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455810519

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 8032

Jeannette Walls ist ein glückliches Kind: Sie hat einen Vater, der mit ihr auf Dämonenjagd geht, ihr die Physik erklärt und die Sterne vom Himmel holt. Da nimmt sie gerne in Kauf, immer mal wieder mit leerem Bauch ins Bett zu gehen, ihre egomanische Künstlermutter zu ertragen oder in Nacht-und-Nebel-Aktionen den Wohnort zu wechseln. Mit den Jahren allerdings werden die sozialen Verhältnisse schlimmer, die Sprüche des Vaters schaler und das Lügengebäude der Eltern so zerbrechlich wie das Schloss aus Glas, das der Vater jahrelang zu bauen versprochen hatte.
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Drum

A Magazine of Africa for Africa

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa

Page: N.A

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