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Aging, the Individual, and Society

by Susan M. Hillier Georgia M. Barrow

No field of study more completely integrates the mature person over the life course than does gerontology. Understanding senior citizens-who represent a continually growing population-is becoming increasingly important. AGING, THE INDIVIDUAL, AND SOCIETY introduces readers to gerontology in a compassionate way that helps them understand older people and know how to work with them. The book balances academic research and practical discussions, integrating social and cultural perspectives with the story of the individual aging process. Activities and enhance reader's understanding and skills by providing many opportunities for experiential learning.

Aging with Grace - What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives

by David Snowdon

In 1986 Dr. David Snowdon, one of the world's leading experts on Alzheimer's disease, embarked on a revolutionary scientific study that would forever change the way we view aging--and ultimately living. Dubbed the "Nun Study" because it involves a unique population of 678 Catholic sisters, this remarkable long-term research project has made headlines worldwide with its provocative discoveries. Yet Aging with Grace is more than a groundbreaking health and science book. It is the inspiring human story of these remarkable women--ranging in age from 74 to 106--whose dedication to serving others may help all of us live longer and healthier lives. Totally accessible, with fascinating portraits of the nuns and the scientists who study them, Aging with Grace also offers a wealth of practical findings: * Why building linguistic ability in childhood may protect against Alzheimer's * Which ordinary foods promote longevity and healthy brain function * Why preventing strokes and depression is key to avoiding Alzheimer's * What role heredity plays, and why it's never too late to start an exercise program * How attitude, faith, and community can add years to our lives A prescription for hope, Aging with Grace shows that old age doesn't have to mean an inevitable slide into illness and disability; rather it can be a time of promise and productivity, intellectual and spiritual vigor--a time of true grace.

Agitation with a Smile

by Joshua Yesnowitz Stephen Bird Adam Silver

Agitation with a Smile offers a reappraisal of Howard Zinn's political thought and situates his efforts in a contemporary context, looking toward the nature of activism and dissent in the future. This is the first book to provide a substantive account and assessment of Zinn's philosophy and approach to collective action and, to a larger extent, democracy. The contributors to this book explore the most effective mechanisms by which to arouse public support for seemingly radical positions and how current technological advancements may alter our perception of Zinn's activism. The book is a valuable guide to a new generation of activists and scholars of politics in gauging the lasting relevance and legacy of Zinn's ideals, concepts, and methodology. The text is neither fawning nor unduly critical, unlike many discussions of Zinn in popular culture. Rather, the contributors engage the various complexities and tensions present throughout Zinn's work and subject them to contemporary assessment. This is a multidisciplinary and international approach to Howard Zinn's intellectual and activist canon.

Agnes and the Hitman

by Jennifer Crusie Bob Mayer

Take one food writer named Cranky Agnes, add a hitman named Shane, mix them together with a Southern mob wedding, a missing necklace, two annoyed flamingos, and a dog named Rhett, and you've got a recipe for a sexy, hilarious novel about the disastrous side of true love.... Agnes Crandall's life goes awry when a dognapper invades her kitchen one night, seriously hampering her attempts to put on a wedding that she's staked her entire net worth on. Then a hero climbs through her bedroom window. His name is Shane-no last name, just Shane-and he has his own problems: He's got a big hit scheduled, a rival trying to take him out, and an ex-mobster uncle asking him to protect some little kid named Agnes. When he finds out that Agnes isn't so little, that his uncle has forgotten to mention a missing five million bucks he might have lost in Agnes's house, and that his last hit was a miss, Shane's life isn't looking so good, either. Then a bunch of lowlifes come looking for the money, a string of hitmen show up for Agnes, and some wedding guests gather with the intent to throw more than rice. Agnes and Shane have their hands full with greed, florists, treachery, flamingos, mayhem, mothers of the bride, and- most dangerous of all-each other. Agnes and the Hitman is the perfect combination of sugar and spice, sweet and salty-a novel of delicious proportions.

Agnes Grey

by Anne Brontë

Concerned for her family's financial welfare and eager to expand her own horizons, Agnes Grey takes up the position of governess, the only respectable employment for an unmarried woman in the nineteenth century. Unfortunately, Agnes cannot anticipate the hardship, humiliation, and loneliness that await her in the brutish Bloomfield and haughty Murray households. Drawn from Anne Brontë's own experiences, Agnes Grey depicts the harsh conditions and class snobbery that governesses were often forced to endure. As Barbara A. Suess writes in her Introduction, "Brontë provides a portrait of the governess that is as sympathetic as her fictional indictment of the shallow, selfish moneyed class is biting."

Agnes Grey

by Anne Bronte

Agnes Grey

by Anne Brontë

Anne Brontë's debut novel tells the realistic and moving story of a young governess For well-educated women of lesser means in the mid-nineteenth century, there was only one option for employment that paid decently and provided a sense of dignity: becoming a governess. These young women were tasked with educating the children of the rich in the ways of the world. When the Grey family falls into debt, Agnes is forced to find work as a governess and learns of the misery and cruelty that exist in the landed classes. In her first home, she sees a family with spoiled, abusive children; and in the second, she discovers the misery of the elite, who seem from afar to have everything. Drawing from her own experiences as a governess, Brontë has crafted with warmth and realism the story of a young woman named Agnes Grey. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Agnes Hahn Collection

by Richard Satterlie

In Agnes Hahn, Agnes went to live with her great aunts Gert and Ella at the age of four. Gert is now deceased, and Ella is in a nursing home in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's. Agnes's life is mundane; her work at the animal shelter routine--until she is arrested for a string of unimaginably heinous murders. Driven by the opportunity to write a bestseller, reporter Jason Powers covers the killings and soon uncovers a tangle of Hahn family secrets including one about Agnes's mysterious twin sister. Just when Powers is breaking through Ella's dementia to put together the puzzle behind the carnage, Ella is murdered. Now motivated by the family's unanswered questions, Powers strives to discover the truth about Agnes, her aunts, and the mysteries that surround them. In Imola, after witnessing the horrific murder of her twin sister Lilin, Agnes Hahn developed a multiple personality disorder in the form of her dead sibling and was admitted to the Napa State Mental Institution, simply known as "Imola" to its residents. By controlling her sister's body, Lilin escapes from the institution and begins a killing spree throughout northern California. Calling on the lessons learned in her therapy sessions and with the support of investigative reporter Jason Powers, Agnes begins to challenge her maniacal sister. Wrestling with the secrets of her dark past and her persistent inner demon, Agnes finds herself in the ultimate battle to regain her life.

Agnes Mallory

by Andrew Klavan

A chance encounter in the woods causes a recluse to dredge up old memoriesHe meets her in a stranger's backyard. Harry is a child walking home from school, and Agnes is a young girl playing in the creek behind her house. While their parents speak, the children play, and Agnes explains the supernatural. She uses cookie dough to make statues of ghosts, she tells him, which she sets free in the river. So begins an enchantment that will last the rest of Harry's life. Years later he is a disbarred lawyer, living a reclusive life outside a Westchester commuter town. Memories of Agnes, dead for a decade, haunt him. He befriends a shivering young runaway, an encounter which forces him to confront his past for the first time, unearthing a mystery which stretches back to the Holocaust, and revolves around that strange young girl he met so long ago.

Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art

by Nancy Princenthal

The first biography of visionary artist Agnes Martin, one of the most original and influential painters of the postwar period Over the course of a career that spanned fifty years, Agnes Martin's austere, serene work anticipated and helped to define Minimalism, even as she battled psychological crises and carved out a solitary existence in the American Southwest. Martin identified with the Abstract Expressionists but her commitment to linear geometry caused her to be associated in turn with Minimalist, feminist, and even outsider artists. She moved through some of the liveliest art communities of her time while maintaining a legendary reserve. "I paint with my back to the world," she says both at the beginning and at the conclusion of a documentary filmed when she was in her late eighties. When she died at ninety-two, in Taos, New Mexico, it is said she had not read a newspaper in half a century. No substantial critical monograph exists on this acclaimed artist--the recipient of two career retrospectives as well as the National Medal of the Arts--who was championed by critics as diverse in their approaches as Lucy Lippard, Lawrence Alloway, and Rosalind Krauss. Furthermore, no attempt has been made to describe her extraordinary life. The whole engrossing story, told here for the first time, Agnes Martin is essential reading for anyone interested in abstract art or the history of women artists in America.

The Agnostic's Guide to Prayer

by Samuel Abinitio

Why does an agnostic need to pray? This haunting question marks the beginning of a remarkable spiritual quest. For prayer is nothing we ought to do. It is something we need as much as food or rest or exercise. Yet to whom do we pray if we're not religious? How do we even begin? This book is for those who have trouble finding spiritual nurture in a religious setting. It is for those who hunger for something more than power, status, or excitement. It is for those who wish to find peace within themselves in a troubled world. Written by a former priest, "Agnostic's Guide" draws on a rich heritage of Celtic and American Indian spirituality. Through gentle engagement with tough questions, it invites us to rediscover what we have known all along in our hearts.

Agonistics

by Chantal Mouffe

Political conflict in our society is inevitable, and its results are often far from negative. How then should we deal with the intractable differences arising from complex modern culture? Developing her groundbreaking political philosophy of agonistics - the search for a radical and plural democracy - Chantal Mouffe examines international relations, strategies for radical politics, the future of Europe and the politics of artistic practices. She shows that in many circumstances where no alternatives seem possible, agonistics offers a new road map for change. Engaging with cosmopolitanism, post-operaism, and theories of multiple modernities she argues in favour of a multipolar world with real cultural and political pluralism.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Agony and Eloquence

by Daniel Mallock

The drama of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson is the foundational story of America--courage, loyalty, hope, fanaticism, greatness, failure, forgiveness, love. Agony and Eloquence is the story of the greatest friendship in American history and the revolutionary times in which it was made, ruined, and finally renewed. In the wake of Washington's retirement, longtime friends Thomas Jefferson and John Adams came to represent the opposing political forces struggling to shape America's future. Adams's victory in the presidential election of 1796 brought Jefferson into his administration--but as an unlikely and deeply conflicted vice president. The bloody Republican revolution in France finally brought their political differences to a bitter pitch. In Mallock's take on this fascinating period, French foreign policy and revolutionary developments--from the fall of the Bastille to the fall of the Jacobins and the rise of Napoleon--form a disturbing and illuminating counterpoint to events, controversies, individuals, and relationships in Philadelphia and Washington. Many important and fascinating people appear in the book, including Thomas Paine, Camille Desmoulins, Dr. Benjamin Rush, Tobias Lear, Talleyrand, Robespierre, Danton, Saint-Just, Abigail Adams, Lafayette, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Dr. Joseph Priestley, Samuel Adams, Philip Mazzei, John Marshall, Alexander Hamilton, and Edward Coles. They are brought to life by Mallock's insightful analysis and clear and lively writing. Agony and Eloquence is a thoroughly researched and tautly written modern history. When the most important thing is at stake, almost anything can be justified. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Agony and the Agony

by Betty Londergan

"Mom, you woke me up when I specifically asked you not to!" "Why did you turn here when you know this is the slowest possible way to go?" "I cannot believe you made teriyaki chicken again! Is that the only freaking thing you know how to make?" Sound familiar?The Agony and the Agony is a bitingly honest guide to what it takes (out of you) to raise a teen in today's permissive, high-anxiety culture. This book is packed with hilarious stories, tips from former teens, parental traps to avoid, and advice on how not to handle each phase. For every parent who's wondered, "What the hell is wrong with my kid?" Londergan provides empathy and wisdom from the trenches, as well as hope for a gainfully employed future.

The Agony and the Agony

by Betty Londergan

"Mom, you woke me up when I specifically asked you not to!" "Why did you turn here when you know this is the slowest possible way to go?" "I cannot believe you made teriyaki chicken again! Is that the only freaking thing you know how to make?" Sound familiar?The Agony and the Agony is a bitingly honest guide to what it takes (out of you) to raise a teen in today's permissive, high-anxiety culture. This book is packed with hilarious stories, tips from former teens, parental traps to avoid, and advice on how not to handle each phase. For every parent who's wondered, "What the hell is wrong with my kid?" Londergan provides empathy and wisdom from the trenches, as well as hope for a gainfully employed future.

The Agony of Greek Jews, 1940-1945

by Steven B. Bowman

Bowman (Judaic studies, U. of Cincinnati) describes the Holocaust experiences of the Greek Jews during World War II, relying heavily on the memoir literature in order to reconstruct varied and multifaceted experiences of victimization, resistance, and diaspora. Annotation c2010 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

The Agony of the American Left

by Christopher Lasch

Five long essays by an American historian, the author of The New Radicalism in America (1965). Under the rubric of "the collapse of mass-based radical movements," Lasch examines the decline of populism, the disintegration of the American socialist party, and the weaknesses of black nationalism. Also included is a history of the Congress for Cultural Freedom and a discussion of the '60's revival of ideological controversy.

Agoraphobia in the Light of Ego Psychology

by Edoardo Weiss

The author explains agoraphobia in terms of an ego psychological perspective. In order to make his points clearer to the reader, the book is replete with references to his own patients. Wess also wrote an Appendix describing the history and the key concepts in ego psychology. Finally, throughout this work, he mentions the ideas of other psychoanalysts such as Sigmund Freud and some post-Freudian psychoanalysts.

Agostino

by Alberto Moravia Michael F. Moore

Thirteen-year-old Agostino is spending the summer at a Tuscan seaside resort with his beautiful widowed mother. When she takes up with a cocksure new companion, Agostino, feeling ignored and unloved, begins hanging around with a group of local young toughs. Though repelled by their squalor and brutality, and repeatedly humiliated for his weakness and ignorance when it comes to women and sex, the boy is increasingly, masochistically drawn to the gang and its rough games. He finds himself unable to make sense of his troubled feelings. Hoping to be full of manly calm, he is instead beset by guilty curiosity and an urgent desire to sever, at any cost, the thread of troubled sensuality that binds him to his mother. Alberto Moravia's classic, startling portrait of innocence lost was written in 1942 but rejected by Fascist censors and not published until 1944, when it became a best seller and secured the author the first literary prize of his career. Revived here in a new translation by Michael F. Moore, Agostino is poised to captivate a twenty-first-century audience.

Agrarian Dreams

by Julie Guthman

In this groundbreaking study of organic farming, Julie Guthman challenges accepted wisdom about organic food and agriculture in the Golden State. Many continue to believe that small-scale organic farming is the answer to our environmental and health problems, but Guthman refutes popular portrayals that pit "small organic" against "big organic" and offers an alternative analysis that underscores the limits of an organic label as a pathway to transforming agriculture. This second edition includes a thorough investigation of the federal organic program, a discussion of how the certification arena has continued to grow and change since its implementation, and an up-to-date guide to the structure of the organic farming sector. Agrarian Dreams delivers an indispensable examination of organic farming in California and will appeal to readers in a variety of areas, including food studies, agriculture, environmental studies, anthropology, sociology, geography, and history.

Agrarian Revolt in a Mexican Village

by Paul Friedrich

Agrarian Revolt in a Mexican Village deals with a Taráscan Indian village in southwestern Mexico which, between 1920 and 1926, played a precedent-setting role in agrarian reform. As he describes forty years in the history of this small pueblo, Paul Friedrich raises general questions about local politics and agrarian reform that are basic to our understanding of radical change in peasant societies around the world. Of particular interest is his detailed study of the colorful, violent, and psychologically complex leader, Primo Tapia, whose biography bears on the theoretical issues of the "political middleman" and the relation between individual motivation and socioeconomic change. Friedrich's evidence includes massive interviewing, personal letters, observations as an anthropological participant (e. g. , in fiesta ritual), analysis of the politics and other village culture during 1955-56, comparison with other Taráscan villages, historical and prehistoric background materials, and research in legal and government agrarian archives.

The Agrarian Sociology Of Ancient Civilizations

by Max Weber

Max Weber, widely recognized as the greatest of the founders of classical sociology, is often associated with the development of capitalism in Western Europe and the analysis of modernity. But he also had a profound scholarly interest in ancient societies and the Near East, and turned the youthful discipline of sociology to the study of these archaic cultures. The Agrarian Sociology of Ancient Civilizations - Weber's neglected masterpiece, first published in German in 1897 and reissued in 1909 - is a fascinating examination of the civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Hebrew society in Israel, the city-states of classical Greece, the Hellenistic world and, finally, Republican and Imperial Rome. The book is infused with the excitement attendant when new intellectual tools are brought to bear on familiar subjects. Throughout the work, Weber blends a description of socio-economic structures with an investigation into mechanisms and causes in the rise and decline of social systems. The volume ends with a magisterial explanatory essay on the underlying reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Agreement to Kill

by Peter Rabe

Two incisively written noirs from 1960 and 1957 about whom Keir Graff of Booklist has said, "Noir addicts looking for the fix of the good stuff will find it here. "

Agricultural Finance

by Helyette Geman

A comprehensive resource for understanding the complexities of agricultural financeAgricultural Finance: From Crops to Land, Water, and Infrastructure is a pioneering book that offers a comprehensive resource for understanding the worldwide agriculture markets, from spikes in agricultural commodity prices to trading strategies, and the agribusiness industry generally to the challenges of feeding the planet in particular. The book also goes in-depth on the topics of land, water, fertilizers, biofuels, and ethanol. Written by Helyette Geman--an industry expert in commodity derivatives--this book explores the agricultural marketplace and the cycles in agricultural commodity prices that can be the key to investor success.This resource addresses a wide range of other important topics as well, including agricultural insurance, energy, shipping and bunker prices, sustainability, investments in land, subsidies, agricultural derivatives, and farming risk-management. Other topics covered include structured products and agricultural commodities ETFs; trade finance in an era of credit shortage; securitization and commodity-linked notes; grains: wheat, corn, soybeans; softs: coffee, cocoa, cotton; shipping as a key component of agricultural trade; and the major agricultural shipping routes and the costs. The book:Offers the first comprehensive resource that deals with the all aspects of agricultural financeIncludes information that is crucial for pension funds, asset managers, hedge funds, agribusiness corporates, CTAs and regulatorsCovers a range of topics from agricultural bunker prices, futures, options to major shipping routes and the costsThis text is a must-have resource for accessing the information required to trade successfully in the agricultural marketplace.

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