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Antonio Vieira and the Luso-Brazilian Baroque

by Cohen Thomas Schwartz Stuart B.

Preacher, politician, natural law theorist, administrator, diplomat, polemicist, prophetic thinker: Vieira was all of these things, but nothing was more central to his self-definition than his role as missionary and pastor. Articles in this issue were originally presented at a conference, "The Baroque World of Padre António Vieira: Religion, Culture and History in the Luso-Brazilian World," Yale University, November 7-8, 1997, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of Vieira's death.

The Birth of Conservative Judaism: Solomon Schechter's Disciples and the Creation of an American Religious Movement

by Cohen Michael R.

Solomon Schechter (1847-1915), the charismatic leader of New York's Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), came to America in 1902 intent on revitalizing traditional Judaism. While he advocated a return to traditional practices, Schechter articulated no clear position on divisive issues, instead preferring to focus on similarities that could unite American Jewry under a broad message. Michael R. Cohen demonstrates how Schechter, unable to implement his vision on his own, turned to his disciples, rabbinical students and alumni of JTS, to shape his movement. By midcentury, Conservative Judaism had become the largest American Jewish grouping in the United States, guided by Schechter's disciples and their continuing efforts to embrace diversity while eschewing divisive debates. Yet Conservative Judaism's fluid boundaries also proved problematic for the movement, frustrating many rabbis who wanted a single platform to define their beliefs. Cohen demonstrates how a legacy of tension between diversity and boundaries now lies at the heart of Conservative Judaism's modern struggle for relevance. His analysis explicates four key claims: that Conservative Judaism's clergy, not its laity or Seminary, created and shaped the movement; that diversity was-and still is-a crucial component of the success and failure of new American religions; that the Conservative movement's contemporary struggle for self-definition is tied to its origins; and that the porous boundaries between Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism reflect the complexity of the American Jewish landscape-a fact that Schechter and his disciples keenly understood. Rectifying misconceptions in previous accounts of Conservative Judaism's emergence, Cohen's study enables a fresh encounter with a unique religious phenomenon.

Dead Roots

by Cohen Nancy J.

A haunted hotel, a family curse, mysterious Cossacks, hidden treasure, murdered guests . . . what looked to be a routine family reunion is turning into a serious Bad Hair Day indeed. One that's trouble all the way down to the . . . . Dead Roots Marla Shore thought the only tricky part of the reunion at Florida's historic Sugar Crest Plantation Resort would be introducing her fiancé, Detective Dalton Vail, to her family. . . and vice versa. But that was before her Aunt Polly was found suffocated in her bed. It turns out that her family has a tangle of ties connected to Sugar Crest, including Aunt Polly's father, who once owned the plantation--and hid a fortune in gems somewhere on the grounds. And though Sugar Crest is slated for demolition, many people would profit if it wasn't destroyed . . . and some just might go to any lengths to make sure it remains standing . . . To top it all off, the plantation was built on an Indian burial mound, which Marla knows is just never a good idea--and then the grounds keeper turns up dead! Whatever is going on at Sugar Crest, someone is willing to go to great lengths to keep it hidden. But he or she hasn't planned on Marla, who will stop at nothing to learn the truth before the killer strikes again . . . "Dead Roots has all the right ingredients for a great hair day, absolutely fun, winsome characters, a fast-paced, wonderful mystery read!" --Heather Graham New York Times bestselling author of Killing Kelly

Died Blonde

by Cohen Nancy J.

Nancy J. Cohen's Bad Hair Day mysteries shimmer with wit in the glow of the Florida sun. In her sixth hair-curling adventure, she lands stylist Marla Shore in the midst of a murder with the darkest of roots. . . There's no love lost between Marla and Carolyn Sutton since Marla left Carolyn's Hairstyle Heaven to open her own place. Still, it's a nasty shock when Marla enters the meter room behind the shopping center that houses both salons and stumbles over her rival's murdered body. Curiosity would have been enough to send Marla snooping, but then Detective Dalton Vail actually asks for her help. Marla's quest becomes even more personal when Wilda Cleaver, Carolyn's trusted psychic and new owner of her salon, insists that Carolyn's spirit is begging Marla to solve her murder. Marla's got her work cut out for her--poor Carolyn was far from popular. There's her snubbed sister, who only inherited an unspecified, valuable collection, the chiropractor whose shady dealings Carolyn had uncovered, and the immigration lawyer who had suspicious ties to Hairstyle Heaven. With no shortage of suspects and a few more surprising twists, Marla's well-coiffed head is soon spinning. It will take all her skill to untangle this snarl of clues before the murderer strikes again. . . Nancy Cohen has penned another follicle-raising frolic with a wry twist of romance. --P. J. Parrish, author of Dead of Winter and Island of Bones Cohen fashions her Bad Hair Day series with plenty of humor, snappy repartee, and even a healthy helping of current events. -- Fort Myers News-Press A likeable series with a spunky heroine. -- Mystery Lovers Bookshop Nancy J. Cohen is the author of five previous Bad Hair Day mysteries: Permed to Death, Hair Raiser, Murder by Manicure, Body Wave, and Highlights to Heaven. The mother of two grown children, she resides in Florida with her husband and their poodle, who bears a strong resemblance to Marla's dog, Spooks.

Explorations in Literature (America Reads)

by Cohen

Explorations in Literature presents a compilation of stories, poems, and essays from different authors and genres grouped by theme to create critical thinking skills. In addition to teaching literary terms, the questions in the book develop the students' abilities to respond to literature.

The Grief of Others

by Cohen Leah Hager

From author Leah Hager Cohen comes a moving, psychologically astute novel that asks how we balance personal autonomy with the intimacy of relationships.

Hacking the Academy: New Approaches to Scholarship and Teaching from Digital Humanities

by Tom Cohen Daniel J. Scheinfeldt

On May 21, 2010, Daniel J. Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt posted the following provocative questions online: "Can an algorithm edit a journal? Can a library exist without books? Can students build and manage their own learning management platforms? Can a conference be held without a program? Can Twitter replace a scholarly society?" As recently as the mid-2000s, questions like these would have been unthinkable. But today serious scholars are asking whether the institutions of the academy as they have existed for decades, even centuries, aren't becoming obsolete. Every aspect of scholarly infrastructure is being questioned, and even more importantly, being hacked. Sympathetic scholars of traditionally disparate disciplines are canceling their association memberships and building their own networks on Facebook and Twitter. Journals are being compiled automatically from self-published blog posts. Newly minted PhDs are forgoing the tenure track for alternative academic careers that blur the lines between research, teaching, and service. Graduate students are looking beyond the categories of the traditional CV and building expansive professional identities and popular followings through social media. Educational technologists are "punking" established technology vendors by rolling out their own open source infrastructure. Here, in Hacking the Academy, Daniel J. Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt have gathered a sampling of the answers to their initial questions from scores of engaged academics who care deeply about higher education. These are the responses from a wide array of scholars, presenting their thoughts and approaches with a vibrant intensity, as they explore and contribute to ongoing efforts to rebuild scholarly infrastructure for a new millennium.

Influence Without Authority

by Cohen David L. Allan R. Bradford

In organizations today, getting work done requires political and collaborative skills. That's why the first edition of this book has been widely adopted as a guide for consultants, project leaders, staff experts, and anyone else who does not have direct authority but who is nevertheless accountable for results. In this revised edition, leadership gurus Allan Cohen and David Bradford explain how to get cooperation from those over whom you have no official authority by offering them help in the form of the "currencies" they value. This classic work, now revised and updated, gives you powerful techniques for cutting through interpersonal and interdepartmental barriers, and motivating people to lend you their support, time, and resources.

Just Get Me Through This! - Revised and Updated

by Cohen Robert M. Deborah A. Gelfand

You Can Get Through ThisYour doctor told you it was breast cancer. So now what?! You'll need plenty of essential advice--the kind that only comes from someone who's been there. In Just Get Me Through This! Deborah A. Cohen and Robert M. Gelfand, M. D. help you deal with all the ups and downs of the breast cancer experience. From the shock of diagnosis to getting through treatment to getting on with your life, they pack it with plenty of straight talk and practical tips. This newly updated edition also includes advice from two prominent breast cancer surgeons. Discover:The latest data on hormonal treatments How cornstarch can help you breeze through radiationWhy a calendar can help you get through chemotherapyInformation on the latest drugs used as part of chemotherapyHow to ease back into an intimate relationship Who might be your best ally when you're feeling blue The surefire way to beat insurance and workplace hassles What medical professionals say about everything from surgery to soy Each step of the way, this wise and witty companion will be there with unfailing inspiration and heart-to-heart support. It's also simple to use, with an accessible format--to make even the toughest days a whole lot easier. A Harvard Business School and Smith College graduate, marketing executive Deborah A. Cohen was, like so many others, going about her life as a young and healthy woman when she was unexpectedly struck with a diagnosis of breast cancer. As a result of her illness, the Wisconsin native became active in several breast cancer advocacy efforts, including "Climb Against the Odds," a Cancer Coalition's Leadership Education and Advocacy Development Program, and Peer Review Committees for the American Cancer Society's research programs. The research and writing of Just Get Me Through This! was a natural next step for Cohen in her commitment to helping others cope with and battle this disease. Robert M. Gelfand, M. D. , is an oncologist with a private practice in New York City. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Weill-Cornell Medical Center and at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he also teaches. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the State University of New York at Brooklyn. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center. Dr. Gelfand is married and has three daughters. Faith A. Menken, M. D. , is a surgeon practicing at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. She went to medical school at Cornell University Medical College and did her internship at Mount Sinai Hospital and her residency at the New York Weill-Cornell Medical Center. She lives in New York City. Eugene J. Nowak, M. D. , is a surgeon practicing at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. He went to medical school UMDNJ/New Jersey Medical School and did his internship and residency at the New York Weill-Cornell Medical Center. He lives in New York City.


by Cohen Joshua C.

A timely book about bullies, their victims, and a high school football team where winning is the only thing that mattersThis intense sports novel will strike a chord with those who followed the tragic football stories that broke in 2011. In this heart-pounding debut, Joshua C. Cohen conveys the pressures and politics of being a high school athlete in a way that is both insightful and compelling. At Oregrove High, there's an extraordinary price for victory, paid both on and off the football field, and it claims its victims without mercy. When the unthinkable happens, an unlikely friendship is at the heart of an increasingly violent, steroid-infused power struggle. This is a book that will stay with readers long after they turn the last page. .

Living With Someone Who's Living With Bipolar Disorder

by Cohen Chelsea Lowe Bruce M.

An essential resource for anyone who has a close relationship with a person who is bipolar This book provides a much-needed resource for family and friends of the more than 5 million American adults suffering from bipolar disorder. From psychotic behavior that requires medication to milder mood swings with disturbing ups and down, this book offers a warm and often humorous user-friend guide for coping with bipolar loved ones, colleagues, and friends. The book includes Guidance for identifying bipolar disorder symptoms and how to get the diagnosis confirmed Strategies for dealing with rants, attacks, blame, depression, mania and other behaviors Crucial information on medication and its effectiveness and potential side-effects Techniques for dealing with attempts to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol How many people with bipolar disorders can care for themselves, get help, feel supported and go on with their own lives This important book contains real-life illustrative examples and a wealth of helpful strategies and coping mechanisms that can be put into action immediately.

The Shaping of American Higher Education

by Cohen Arthur M. Kisker Carrie B.

Similar to the first edition, The Shaping of American Higher Education combines historical and current events up to the mid 1990s. In this edition though, the revised text provides updated data and tables, new material on faculty, student admissions, and management practices, as well as a new chapter on the contemporary era. The book explores topics like curricular expansion, institutional growth, secular governance, and more. With end-of-chapter questions, this textbook presents a history of American higher education, with an emphasis on developments impacting current conditions, to students, professors, and practitioners.

The Splendid Vision: Reading a Buddhist Sutra

by Cohen Richard S.

The first-ever English translation of the "Splendid Vision Sutra," a sixth-century Indian Mahayana Buddhist scripture known for its rich ritual magic and worship of bodhisattva-goddesses.

What I Thought I Knew

by Cohen Alice Eve

A personal and medical odyssey beyond anything most women would believe possibleAt age forty-four, Alice Eve Cohen was happy for the first time in years. After a difficult divorce, she was engaged to an inspiring man, joyfully raising her adopted daughter, and her career was blossoming. Alice tells her fianc? that she's never been happier. And then the stomach pains begin. In her unflinchingly honest and ruefully witty voice, Alice nimbly carries us through her metamorphosis from a woman who has come to terms with infertility to one who struggles to love a heartbeat found in her womb - six months into a high-risk pregnancy. What I Thought I Knew is a page-turner filled with vivid characters, humor, and many surprises and twists of fate. With the suspense of a thriller and the intimacy of a diary, Cohen describes her unexpected journey through doubt, a broken medical system, and the hotly contested terrain of motherhood and family in today's society. Timely and compelling, What I Thought I Knew will capture readers of memoirs such as Eat, Pray, Love; The Glass Castle; and A Three Dog Life.

"Wicked" Women Whodunit

by Amy Cohen Jennifer Davidson Garvey Maryjanice Apodaca Nancy J.

Letters To My Readers - MaryJanice DavidsonSix people are missing from a mystery weekend, and aspiring mystery writer Caro Swenson is on the case with a hot-but-possibly homicidal hunk who seems to want to get his hands on Caro's. . . clues. Single White Dead Guy - Amy GarveyLanie Burke spent one insanely hot night with Mr. Drop-Dead Gorgeous. Now he's just dead on the steps of her cabin. What to do with the body? Hopefully, she can get some help from the cute guy with groceries tromping through the snow toward her. . . Fast Boys - Jennifer ApodacaHow did Tess Collins get caught up in a sleazy tabloid reporter's bid to get the dirt on NASCAR's pin-up boy, Ark Underwood? How did the jerk reporter end up dead on Underwood's hotel room floor? How is Tess going to save Ark's reputation? Or say no to his every desire? Three Men And A Body - Nancy J. CohenReality show contestant Heather Payne's assignment is simple: get a bed-and-breakfast in Winter Park up and running within seven days. But when accidents start plaguing the show, Heather begins to suspect the contestant she's sleeping with. . .

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