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THE MOST ABSURD MYTHS ABOUT DEAFNESS IN WORLD HISTORY

by Karla M. V. Regina Alonso

The present study gathered mentions and historical data on the vision of society about deaf people dating back the first mankind reports on the topic. The analysis of the facts accessed several sources, comprising a broad variety of texts, from books and scientific websites to entertainment brochures. The study had as objective and goal the compilation of a material with examples of some of the most absurd myths and mentions ever documented about human deafness, showing the power of creative ignorance and how this can hinder even more the life of people inflicted by hearing impairment. The findings pointed out to some considerations; the most obvious is the power of religious ignorance and ill-conceived interpretations and translations, as well as the people's fear when coming across something they do not understand and, for this reason, they end up not knowing how to react. However, it is necessary to make clear that the authors never had the intention of disrespecting, offending or humiliating the authors of the examples used and their religious beliefs. Ultimately, the present study has the purpose of introducing myths and considerations about deaf people and trying to unveil these myths to elucidate and provide explanations for their correction. It also aims at divulging obtained and analyzed technical data to record them permanently, providing a study and data source to encourage other researchers in the area to develop further studies.

THE TWO OF SWORDS: Part Three

by K. J. Parker

"Why are we fighting this war? Because evil must be resisted, and sooner or later there comes a time when men of principle have to make a stand. Because war is good for business and it's better to die on our feet than live on our knees. Because they started it. But at this stage in the proceedings," he added, with a slightly lop-sided grin, "mostly from force of habit." A soldier with a gift for archery. A woman who kills without care. Two brothers, both unbeatable generals, now fighting for opposing armies. No one in the vast and once glorious United Empire remains untouched by the rift between East and West, and the war has been fought for as long as anyone can remember. Some still survive who know how it was started, but no one knows how it will end. This serial novel from the World Fantasy Award winning K. J. Parker is the story of a war on a grand scale, told through the eyes of its soldiers, politicians, victims and heroes. The first three parts of The Two of Swords will arrive in April 2015, with further installments to be released monthly.This is the third installment in the Two of Swords serialization.

THE TWO OF SWORDS: Part Two

by K. J. Parker

"Why are we fighting this war? Because evil must be resisted, and sooner or later there comes a time when men of principle have to make a stand. Because war is good for business and it's better to die on our feet than live on our knees. Because they started it. But at this stage in the proceedings," he added, with a slightly lop-sided grin, "mostly from force of habit." A soldier with a gift for archery. A woman who kills without care. Two brothers, both unbeatable generals, now fighting for opposing armies. No one in the vast and once glorious United Empire remains untouched by the rift between East and West, and the war has been fought for as long as anyone can remember. Some still survive who know how it was started, but no one knows how it will end. This serial novel from the World Fantasy Award winning K. J. Parker is the story of a war on a grand scale, told through the eyes of its soldiers, politicians, victims and heroes. The first three parts of The Two of Swords will arrive in April 2015, with further installments to be released monthly.This is the second installment in the Two of Swords serialization.

THE WORKING POOR: Invisible in America

by David K. Shipler

"Most of the people I write about in this book do not have the luxury of rage. They are caught in exhausting struggles. Their wages do not lift them far enough from poverty to improve their lives, and their lives, in turn, hold them back. The term by which they are usually described, 'working poor,' should be an oxymoron. Nobody who works hard should be poor in America. " --from the Introduction From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winningArab and Jew,a new book that presents a searing, intimate portrait of working American families struggling against insurmountable odds to escape poverty. As David K. Shipler makes clear in this powerful, humane study, the invisible poor are engaged in the activity most respected in American ideology--hard, honest work. But their version of the American Dream is a nightmare: low-paying, dead-end jobs; the profound failure of government to improve upon decaying housing, health care, and education; the failure of families to break the patterns of child abuse and substance abuse. Shipler exposes the interlocking problems by taking us into the sorrowful, infuriating, courageous lives of the poor--white and black, Asian and Latino, citizens and immigrants. We encounter them every day, for they do jobs essential to the American economy. We meet drifting farmworkers in North Carolina, exploited garment workers in New Hampshire, illegal immigrants trapped in the steaming kitchens of Los Angeles restaurants, addicts who struggle into productive work from the cruel streets of the nation's capital--each life another aspect of a confounding, far-reaching urgent national crisis. And unlike most works on poverty, this one delves into the calculations of some employers as well--their razor-thin profits, their anxieties about competition from abroad, their frustrations in finding qualified workers. This impassioned book not only dissects the problems, but makes pointed, informed recommendations for change. It is a book that stands to make a difference.

Thea Stilton #11: Thea Stilton and the Blue Scarab Hunt

by Thea Stilton

Geronimo's sister Thea Stilton narrates this action-packed adventure!<P> The Thea Sisters have been invited to Egypt to participate in a fabumouse archeological excavation. They are helping to look for the legendary ancient Treasure of the Sun! A precious blue stone scarab may be the key to their search, and they work enthusiastically to uncover the past. But they also discover that thieves are after the hidden treasure. It's up to the Thea Sisters to stop them!<P> Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.

Thea Stilton and the Cherry Blossom Adventure

by Thea Stilton

Geronimo's adventurous sister Thea is taking the publishing world by storm in this fabumouse tale packed with action, mystery, and friendship.<P> In this exciting adventure, the Thea Sisters are off to Japan on a cultural exchange program. While they're busy exploring Kyoto and admiring the beautiful cherry blossoms, a valuable doll is stolen from a wealthy Japanese collector. Will the five mice be able to track down the doll and catch the thief? Readers will love following the clues to help the Thea Sisters solve the mystery.<P> Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.

Thea Stilton and the Ice Treasure

by Thea Stilton

Geronimo's adventurous sister Thea narrates this tale packed with action, mystery, and friendship!<P> In this fabumouse adventure, the Thea Sisters head to Alaska, where they're attending a conference held by an important ecological association. Their host and his family are native Alaskans who show the mouselings their favorite games and activities. But soon there's trouble--the Thea Sisters discover that someone is upsetting the ecosystem by blowing up the ice with explosives! Can the Thea Sisters figure out what's going on and stop the destruction before it's too late?<P> Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.

Thea Stilton and the Mystery on the Orient Express

by Thea Stilton

Geronimo's adventurous sister Thea narrates this fabulous adventure that's packed with action, mystery, and friendship!<P> The Thea Sisters are boarding the famous Orient Express for a journey from Paris to Istanbul! The train is on a special trip to return a precious wedding dress stolen years ago from an Istanbul museum. But there's a rumor that the mysterious Acrobat Thief will steal the dress from the moving train! The Thea Sisters are determined to foil this super-sneaky mouse's plans.<P> Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.

Thea Stilton and the Prince's Emerald

by Thea Stilton

Geronimo's sister Thea Stilton narrates this tale packed with action, mystery, and friendship!<P> When the Thea Sisters' friend Ashvin is in trouble, they rush to his aid... in India! Ashvin has been bringing the monkeys that live in the big city back to their natural jungle environment. But the monkeys have suddenly started stealing jewels! Someone must be behind this terrible theft. Can the Thea Sisters solve the mystery?<P> Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.

Thea Stilton and the Star Castaways

by Thea Stilton

Thea Stilton is out of this world!<P> A professor at Mouseford Academy is organizing a trip to outer space, and the Thea Sisters are invited. The mouselings are headed on a fabumouse mission... to the moon! After much preparation, the mice blast off. But when they arrive at their lunar vacation spot, things start to go wrong, including spaceship wrecks and rebellious robots. Can the Thea Sisters save the day? Find out in an adventure that's out of this world!<P> Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.

Thea Stilton Special Edition: The Journey to Atlantis

by Thea Stilton

An all-new hardcover adventure featuring Thea Stilton and the Thea Sisters!<P> At the beach by Mouseford Academy, one of the Thea Sisters discovers a mysterious boy with blue skin washed up on the shore. He speaks an unfamiliar language, so the Thea Sisters call Thea Stilton to help figure out how to communicate with him. She sets the mouselings on an exciting journey across the world to hunt for clues about the boy's origins. Could he be prince of the underwater world of Atlantis? It's up to the Thea Sisters to get him home!<P> Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.

Theatre Histories: An Introduction (2nd edition)

by Phillip B. Zarrilli Bruce A. Mcconachie Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei Gary Jay Williams

This new edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers overviews of theatre and drama in many world cultures and periods together with case studies demonstrating the methods and interpretive approaches used by today's theatre historians. Completely revised and renewed in color, enhancements and new material include: A full-color text design with added timelines to each opening section A wealth of new color illustrations to help convey the vitality of performances described New case studies on African, Asian, and Western subjects A new chapter on modernism, and updated and expanded chapters and part introductions Fuller definitions of terms and concepts throughout in a new glossary A re-designed support website offering links to new audio-visual resources, expanded bibliographies, approaches to teaching theatre and performance history, discussion questions relating to case studies and an online glossary.

Theatre of the Oppressed

by Augusto Boal Charles A. Mcbride

The innovative Brazilian playwright, director and international lecturer explicates Aristotle's poetics and the philosophies of Machiavelli, Hegel and Brecht to determine the extent to which their chief components--imitation, catharsis and, ultimately, audience control--serve up to support the status quo of a society rather than facilitate change.

TheCrown and the Arrow: A Wrath & the Dawn Short Story

by Renée Ahdieh

Seventy-one days and seventy-one nights had come and gone since Khalid began killing his brides. <P><P>This dawn, Khalid would mark the loss of the seventy-second girl, Shahrzad al-Khayzuran. Khalid didn't know how many more of these dawns he could take. And there was something about this latest girl that piqued his interest. Not only had she volunteered to marry him, but at their wedding ceremony, she had seemed not the least bit afraid. In fact, what he had seen in her eyes was nothing short of pure hatred. She was about to lose her life. Why wasn't she afraid? Why did she hate him so? He had never before gone to his wife's chambers before her death at dawn. Tonight would be different.

Their Baby Bargain

by Marion Lennox

Luke Grey had just been landed with a baby half sister he'd never known existed! A bachelor businessman couldn't possibly look after her-so who could?When Luke arrived at Bay Beach Orphanage, Wendy Maher made him a bargain: she'd look after the baby if Luke provided them with a home so Wendy could also foster another little girl. His house would do just fine! As long as Luke wasn't in danger of falling for his ready-made "family"....

Their Baby Surprise

by Jennifer Taylor

By rights, single mother Dr. Rachel Mackenzie and widower Dr. Matthew Thompson should be at odds--the disastrous non-wedding of their respective children has thrown the village of Dalverston into turmoil! But Matt and Rachel are faced with their own emotional upheaval. They turn to each other for friendly support, and unexpectedly find that old friends can make a new beginning!And just when Matt and Rachel begin to believe that their happy ending is in sight, the most remarkable thing happens....

Their Engagement Is Announced

by Carole Mortimer

Griffin Sinclair had announced that he and Dora Baxter were going to get married. This was a complete shock to Dora-he hadn't even asked her!Griffin had created the fictitious engagement to avoid his mother's matchmaking-and it seemed Dora had no choice but to go along with it. Now she had to spend all her time with the gorgeous Adonis.... But it wasn't going to be that easy-because secretly, Dora had been in love with Griffin for years, and there was nothing she wanted more than his genuine proposal!

Their Frontier Family

by Lyn Cote

No one is more surprised than Sunny Licht when Noah Whitmore proposes. She's a scarlet woman and an unwed mother-an outcast even in her small Quaker community. But she can't resist Noah's offer of a fresh start in a place where her scandalous past is unknown. In Sunny, the former Union soldier sees a woman whose loneliness matches his own. When they arrive in Wisconsin, he'll see that she and her baby daughter want for nothing...except the love that war burned out of him. Yet Sunny makes him hope once more-for the home they're building, and the family he never hoped to find.

Their Miracle Baby

by Caroline Anderson

The baby they thought they d never have Fran Trevellyan is counting her blessings: her marriage to Mike, her little stepdaughter, her home and friends in Penhally. Yet she is haunted by the one thing she wants most of all a baby Mikes baby. After three years of trying, their marriage is taking the strain until Mike injures his leg and has to rely on Fran for everything. The intimacy rekindles their love and their simmering passion. Can their renewed bond also give them the courage to try one more time to make the baby they ve always longed for? SPECIAL BONUS FEATURES INSIDE Including exclusive free story Making Memories.

Their Only Child

by Carla Cassidy

For Christmas, she wanted her family backFor single mom Theresa Mathews, the Christmas holidays were extra special because of her son. And because in him she still held part of Sullivan-the man she'd once loved. But now their child was missing.Like a whirlwind, Sullivan swept back into Theresa's life, stirring her feelings and bringing more questions. While his strong arms offered comfort, his smoky eyes promised fulfillment of the desire that still smoldered between them. In his embrace Theresa found hope-but she feared only the truth about the past could heal there hearts...and bring their son home for Christmas.

Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War

by Ian Buruma

During the almost six years England was at war with Nazi Germany, Winifred and Bernard Schlesinger, Ian Buruma's grandparents, and the film director John Schlesinger's parents, were, like so many others, thoroughly sundered from each other. Their only recourse was to write letters back and forth. And write they did, often every day. In a way they were just picking up where they left off in 1918, at the end of their first long separation because of the Great War that swept Bernard away to some of Europe's bloodiest battlefields. The thousands of letters between them were part of an inheritance that ultimately came into the hands of their grandson, Ian Buruma. Now, in a labor of love that is also a powerful act of artistic creation, Ian Buruma has woven his own voice in with theirs to provide the context and counterpoint necessary to bring to life, not just a remarkable marriage, but a class, and an age.

Thelma

by Marie Corelli

Them

by William W. Johnstone

Jake Silver was a teenage misfit, a misunderstood genius who'd been cruelly tormented by his own sadistic father and others in his little Louisiana hometown. Jake was the perfect disciple for Them.They'd come from another world; disembodied begins who understood Jake's need for revenge. . .They would offer Jake the power to finally take it. . .All they wanted in return was his help in bringing others of their kind to Jake's world.It begins so slowly, so innocently, even Jake didn't see the danger. . .until it was too late to realize that he had helped unleash a devastating power in the universe--and opened a gateway for a horrific struggle between mere human beings and. . .Them

Then Again

by Diane Keaton

"Mom loved adages, quotes, slogans. There were always little reminders pasted on the kitchen wall. For example, the word THINK. I found THINK thumbtacked on a bulletin board in her darkroom. I saw it Scotch-taped on a pencil box she'd collaged. I even found a pamphlet titled THINK on her bedside table. Mom liked to THINK." So begins Diane Keaton's unforgettable memoir about her mother and herself. In it you will meet the woman known to tens of millions as Annie Hall, but you will also meet, and fall in love with, her mother, the loving, complicated, always-thinking Dorothy Hall. To write about herself, Diane realized she had to write about her mother, too, and how their bond came to define both their lives. In a remarkable act of creation, Diane not only reveals herself to us, she also lets us meet in intimate detail her mother. Over the course of her life, Dorothy kept eighty-five journals--literally thousands of pages--in which she wrote about her marriage, her children, and, most probingly, herself. Dorothy also recorded memorable stories about Diane's grandparents. Diane has sorted through these pages to paint an unflinching portrait of her mother--a woman restless with intellectual and creative energy, struggling to find an outlet for her talents--as well as her entire family, recounting a story that spans four generations and nearly a hundred years. More than the autobiography of a legendary actress, Then Again is a book about a very American family with very American dreams. Diane will remind you of yourself, and her bonds with her family will remind you of your own relationships with those you love the most.

Then Came Heaven

by Lavyrle Spencer

Can love survive a shattering loss? A grief-stricken widower learns to open his heart again in LaVyrle Spencer's touching and emotionally charged new novel. <P> Late summer, Browerville, Minnesota, 1950: Life is just about perfect for Eddie Olczak. A devoted husband and father, a man of unshakable faith, he derives intense pleasure from the life he's built with his beloved wife, Krystyna, and their two daughters, and is the dedicated handyman for St. Joseph's, the Catholic church that is the cornerstone of Browerville life. But when a tragic accident cuts Krystyna's life short, Eddie is sure his heart is broken forever. Krystyna was everything to him'his true companion. As friends and relatives rally around the family in the dark days and weeks that follow, there is one person who is unable to express what the loss of Krystyna means to her. Sister Regina, the girls' teacher at St. Joseph's school, has always felt a special affinity for the family. Yet her religious vows prevent her from becoming too close to them, even in their time of need. In the past, Sister Regina had bristled under the constraints of the order, but always reaffirmed her commitment through prayer and contemplation. Now the strict rules of the Benedictine sisterhood, which once gave her life a sense of meaning, chafe at her more insistently. Time passes, and Sister Regina and Eddie Olczak continue to cross paths. Deep inside, they realize there is something between them'more than a kinship, a connection that somehow goes beyond their shared love of Krystyna and the girls. Thrilled - and secretly frightened - they both must summon the courage to look within their hearts and make their own choices. Powerful, moving, and deeply affecting, Then Came Heaven is a celebration of love and tenderness, a book LaVyrle Spencer's fans are sure to cherish long after the last page is turned.

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