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In Chief Complaint, Hatim Kanaaneh, MD, explores the changing, precarious, and ever-shrinking world of Palestinians living in Israel. As his village's first Western-trained physician, Kanaaneh has had intimate access to his neighbor's lives, which he chronicles here in a fictionalized collection of vignettes. These compelling short stories reveal the struggles, triumphs, memories, and hopes of the indigenous Palestinian community living in a state that does not acknowledge their past or encourage their future. Each story is titled with the "chief complaint" of its protagonist, the principal reason that the patient sought medical attention at Kanaaneh's clinic. Using the classic tool of the medical profession known as the "review of systems" as a literary device, Kanaaneh deftly draws the reader in to a fascinating cast of characters, narrating their troubles and pain as well as the joys that punctuate life for the Palestinians of Galilee. Ultimately, this collection poignantly conveys their community's foundational chief complaint, its conflicted relationship with the state of Israel.
The Chief Concern of Medicine: The Integration of the Medical Humanities and Narrative Knowledge into Medical Practicesby Ronald Schleifer Vannatta Jerry B.
Unlike any existing studies of the medical humanities, The Chief Concern of Medicine brings to the examination of medical practices a thorough---and clearly articulated---exposition of the nature of narrative. The book builds on the work of linguistics, semiotics, narratology, and discourse theory and examines numerous literary works and narrative "vignettes" of medical problems, situations, and encounters. Throughout, the book presents usable expositions of the ways storytelling organizes itself to allow physicians and other healthcare workers (and even patients themselves) to be more attentive to and self-conscious about the information---the "narrative knowledge"---of the patient's story.
Levi-Strauss, the jeans and apparel maker, missed out on the hip-hop trend. They didn't realize that those kids in baggy jeans represented a whole new--and lucrative--market opportunity, one they could have seen coming if they had but been paying attention to the shape of American culture. Levi Strauss isn't alone. Too many corporations outsource their understanding of culture to trend hunters, cool watchers, marketing experts, consulting firms, and, sometimes, teenage interns. The cost to Levi-Strauss was a billion dollars. The cost to the rest of corporate America is immeasurable. The lesson? The American corporation needs a new professional. It needs a Chief Culture Officer. Grant McCracken, an anthropologist who now trains some of the world's biggest companies and consulting firms, argues that the CCO would keep a finger on the pulse of contemporary cultural trends--from sneakers to slow food to preppies--while developing a systematic understanding of the deep waves of culture in America and the world. The CCO's professionalism would allow the corporation to see coming changes, even when they only exist as the weakest of signals. Delightfully authoritative, trenchantly on point, bursting with insight and character, Chief Culture Officer is sure to expand your horizons--and your business.
The rapid rise in importance of the role of the chief financial officer--from back-office accountant to front-line executive--is unrivaled by that of any other corporate position. With access to every facet of the business, CFOs now wield a level of influence matched only by chief executives.This book explains how CFOs earned their privileged status, and what the future may hold for them. It describes their ever-expanding role, and how they are reshaping their departments to help them deal with that transformation. Insights from current and former CFOs provide a first-hand perspective on finance leaders' aspirations and doubts. It is a useful reference for finance chiefs seeking to learn from peers and benchmark their own performance; for those looking to build a career in the C-Suite; for managers seeking to improve their relationship with the finance department; for service providers-banks, accountancies and consulting firms--and anyone else who wants to get on the good side of the keeper of the corporate checkbook.
AN ELITE FIGHTING FORCE UNLIKE THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN . . . Scouring the darkest corners of the Highlands and Western Isles, Robert the Bruce handpicks ten warriors to help him in his quest to free Scotland from English rule. They are the best of the best, chosen for their superior skills in each discipline of warfare. And to lead his secret Highland Guard, Bruce chooses the greatest warrior of all. The ultimate Highland warlord and a swordsman without equal, Tor MacLeod has no intention of being drawn into Scotland's war against the English. Dedicated to his clan, the fiercely independent chief answers to no one--especially not to his alluring new bride, bartered to him in a bid to secure his command of the deadliest fighting force the world has ever seen. The treacherous chit who made her way to Tor's bed may have won his hand, but she will never claim his heart.Although her husband's reputation is as fierce as his manner, Christina Fraser believes that something softer hides beneath his brutal shell. But the only warmth she feels is in their bed, in glorious moments of white-hot desire that disappear with the dawn. When Christina's reckless bid to win her husband's love goes awry and thrusts them into danger on the eve of war, Tor will face his ultimate battle: to save his wife and to open his heart--before it's too late.From the Paperback edition.
Lauren Cross is the first female player on a WHL team -- goaltender Joseph Larken's team, the Spokane Chiefs. For Joseph, the prospect of a season in the publicity shadow of a new female goalie promises to be a nightmare. Hiding behind a carefully built wall of anger, Joseph is relieved when a scandal knocks Lauren off the team...until he begins to believe she was framed.
Discover the skills you need to be a successful CISO in today's changing worldThe role of the Chief Information Security Officer has evolved enormously in recent years in response to security threats and a challenging business environment. Instead of being primarily a master technician, today's CISO has to be a trusted advisor to senior management. The Changing Role of the Information Security OfficerThe CISO has overall responsibility for corporate security strategy, but today's CISO has to be in the business of managing information, not just securing it. The successful CISO needs to have excellent communication and presentation skills, and to demonstrate keen business acumen. The serious and ever-changing nature of today's security threats demand a strategic-minded response, and a successful CISO will always be thinking about how to gain business objectives through enabling technology while properly managing risk. This pocket guide emphasises the importance of a suitable information security management system (ISMS) and the risk management methodolgy that should be at its heart. Read this pocket guide and . . . Learn how the role of a CISO has changed. Today's CISO must be integrated into all aspects of the business and have a full understanding of its strategy and objectives. Understand the importance of a risk management methodology. A good risk management methodology must take into account the special information security needs of the company as well as legal and regulatory requirements. Learn how to establish a successful ISMS. The guide explains how to design and implement an ISMS that is appropriate for the organisation. It also describes the key management system processes that should be included in an ISMS. Chief Information Security Officers are bombarded with huge challenges every day, from recommending security applications to strategic thinking and business innovation. This guide describes the hard and soft skills that a successful CISO requires: not just a good knowledge of information security, but also attributes such as flexibility and communication skills.
A fictional account of the Nez Perce Indians follows Chief Joseph as he gathers his people and flees to Sitting Bull's refuge in Canadian Blackfeet territory, where he becomes engaged in his final, legendary battle at Bear Paw.
Hidden in the shadow cast by the great western expeditions of Lewis and Clark lies another journey every bit as poignant, every bit as dramatic, and every bit as essential to an understanding of who we are as a nation -- the 1,800-mile journey made by Chief Joseph and eight hundred Nez Percé men, women, and children from their homelands in what is now eastern Oregon through the most difficult, mountainous country in western America to the high, wintry plains of Montana. There, only forty miles from the Canadian border and freedom, Chief Joseph, convinced that the wounded and elders could go no farther, walked across the snowy battlefield, handed his rifle to the U.S. military commander who had been pursuing them, and spoke his now-famous words, "From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever." The story has been told many times, but never before in its entirety or with such narrative richness. Drawing on four years of research, interviews, and 20,000 miles of travel, Nerburn takes us beyond the surrender to the captives' unlikely welcome in Bismarck, North Dakota, their tragic eight-year exile in Indian Territory, and their ultimate return to the Northwest. Nerburn reveals the true, complex character of Joseph, showing how the man was transformed into a myth by a public hungry for an image of the noble Indian and how Joseph exploited the myth in order to achieve his single goal of returning his people to their homeland. Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Percé is far more than the story of a man and a people. It is a grand saga of a pivotal time in our nation's history. Its pages are alive with the presence of Lewis and Clark, General William Tecumseh Sherman, General George Armstrong Custer, and Sitting Bull. Its events brush against the California Gold Rush, the Civil War, the great western pioneer migration, and the building of the telegraph and the transcontinental railroad. Once you have read this groundbreaking work, you will never look at Chief Joseph, the American Indian, or our nation's westward journey in the same way again.
"Chief" is the biographical account of an ex-Police Chief, Daryl F. Gates, giving a birds eye view of the world of crime as part of the Los Angeles Police Department. As well as the life and inner conversations in the life of a police man and policing, from being a rookie cop to the life and times of a detective and finally what Gates underwent as the police chief, dealing with the media, petty criminals prostitutes, etc.
Larry Devlin arrived as the new chief of station for the CIA in the Congo five days after the country had declared its independence, the army had mutinied, and governmental authority had collapsed. As he crossed the Congo River in an almost empty ferry boat, all he could see were lines of people trying to travel the other way-out of the Congo. Within his first two weeks he found himself on the wrong end of a revolver as militiamen played Russian-roulette, Congo style, with him. During his first year, the charismatic and reckless political leader, Patrice Lumumba, was murdered and Devlin was widely thought to have been entrusted with (he was) and to have carried out (he didn't) the assassination. Then he saved the life of Joseph Desire Mobutu, who carried out the military coup that presaged his own rise to political power. Devlin found himself at the heart of Africa, fighting for the future of perhaps the most strategically influential country on the continent, its borders shared with eight other nations. He met every significant political figure, from presidents to mercenaries, as he took the Cold War to one of the world's hottest zones. This is a classic political memoir from a master spy who lived in wildly dramatic times.
Miss Pepper's class is going on a field trip to the local university. Once there, they meet the curious Professor Tuesday, the inventor of the Tuesday Teleporter and an expert on the famous Native American war chief Pontiac.The oddball professor's teleporter takes Miss Pepper's class back in time to learn about Chief Pontiac and his rebellion of 1763. The students see firsthand the native people of the Woodland Tribes, the French, the British, and the events that led up to Pontiac's War.The field trip turns upside down when the professor and one of Miss Pepper's students are captured by Chief Pontiac's warriors. The two are lost in time and their only hope rests in the hands of Miss Pepper and her students. The class has to follow the professor's clues and research the past in order to bring their friends home, but time is running out. Can they find the answers that will help them rescue their friends before one of the major battles of Pontiac's war?
The last of his line, Vance Rossiter lives by a powerful code of honor. That's why the Yosemite chief Ranger is troubled by a tragedy that happened on his watch--one he should have prevented. The arrival of Rachel Darrow only adds salt to the wound. Until Vance meets her orphaned nephew. . . Six-year-old Nicky thinks Vance is some kind of hero. Rachel sees only the man who was in charge when her brother perished on stormy El Capitan. But the rugged Ranger seems dedicated to helping her nephew heal. And making things right. Spending time with Rachel and her little boy is making Vance realize what he's been missing. Now the widowed ex-marine has a new mission: to help them become a real family. . . .
In 1919, fifteen-year-old Hank escapes an abusive father and goes looking for a chance to become a baseball player, accompanied by a man who calls himself Chief Sunrise and claims to be a full-blooded Seminole.
Two centuries ago, the fierce winds of change were sweeping through the Middle Missouri Valley. French, Spanish and then American traders and settlers had begun pouring in. In the midst of this time of tumult and transition, five chiefs rose up to lead their peoples: Omaha Chief Big Elk, the Pottawatamie/Ottawa/Chippewa Tribe's Captain Billy Caldwell, Ioway Chief Wangewaha (called Hard Heart), Pawnee Brave Petalesharo and Ponca Chief Standing Bear. Historian Gail Holmes tells the story of their leadership as the land was redefined beneath them.
In his new book, the eminent anthropologist Wyatt MacGaffey provides an ethnographically enriched history of Dagbon from the fifteenth century to the present, setting that history in the context of the regional resources and political culture of northern Ghana. Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-Singers shows how the history commonly assumed by scholars has been shaped by the prejudices of colonial anthropology, the needs of British indirect rule, and local political agency. The book demonstrates, too, how political agency has shaped the kinship system. MacGaffey traces the evolution of chieftaincy as the sources of power changed and as land ceased to be simply the living space of the dependents of a chief and became a commodity and a resource for development. The internal violence in Dagbon that has been a topic of national and international concern since 2002 is shown to be a product of the interwoven values of tradition, modern Ghanaian politics, modern education, and economic opportunism.
In the bitter winter of 1920, the first body is found in Delano, Georgia; the naked corpse of an unidentified teenager. There is no direct evidence of murder, but the body bears marks of what seems to be a ritual beating. The investigation falls to Will Henry Lee, a failed cotton farmer newly appointed as Delano's first chief of police. Lee's obsession with the crime begins a story that weaves through the decades, following the life of a small southern town and the role of three police chiefs in unraveling the crime. Chiefs is the best kind of thriller, where the investigation plays out against the drama beneath the surface of a seemingly placid community, seething with the pressures of race, love, hate, and; always; political power, extending from the town fathers all the way to Washington, DC.
Connor, chieftain of the MacDonalds of Sleat, holds the fate of his people in his hands. Rival clans are plotting to take over his lands, and duty determines whom he will fight, trust . . . even marry. Seeking guidance, Connor turns to Ilysa, a young lass with the gift of foresight, who reveals an approaching danger-and a passion that burns only for him. But the warrior must make a powerful marriage alliance, and Ilysa's bloodline is far too humble. With her powers to heal and see evil where others cannot, beautiful Ilysa dresses plainly, speaks softly, and loves her chieftain from afar. Yet when Connor finally stokes the embers of desire that have so long burned within her, Ilysa feels bliss unlike any she's ever known. Now as he is forced to place duty before happiness, Ilysa senses Connor is in grave peril. Can she find a way to prove she is the woman he needs by his side?
A peasant is sent to the arena, fodder for the carnage--but before the horrified gaze of noble ladies, the warrior named Dog slaughters headsmen, hunters, and beasts to win freedom as a full-fledged gladiator. Then deep-space rebels attack an Empire ship where Dog performs combat killings for the amusement of the passengers, and the gladiator becomes a rebel. Now a beautiful officer of the court finds her life depends on the mercy of Dog, the man she ordered put to death!
Two years ago, when she was thirty years old, Anne Nivat decided to see first-hand what war was all about. Russia had just launched its second brutal campaign against Chechnya. <P><P>And though the Russians strictly forbade Westerners from covering the war, the aspiring French journalist decided she would go. There are two very real dangers in Chechnya: being arrested by the Russians and being kidnapped by the Chechens. Nivat strapped her satellite phone to her belly, disguised herself in the garb of a Chechen peasant, and sneaked across the border. She found a young guide, Islam, to lead her illegally through the war zone. For six months they followed the war, travelling with underground rebels and sleeping with Chechen families or in abandoned buildings. Anne trembled through air raids; walked through abandoned killing fields; and helped in the halls of bloody hospitals. She interviewed rebel leaders, government officials, young widows, and angry fighters, and she reported everything back to France. Her reports in Libération led to antiwar demonstrations outside the Russian embassy in Paris. Anne's words move. They are not florid, but terse, cool, dramatic. More than just a war correspondent's report, Chienne de Guerre is a moving story of struggle and self-discovery#151;the adventures of one young woman who repeatedly tests her own physical and psychological limits in the extremely dangerous and stressful environment of war.
A woman finds herself caught at the terrible intersection of love and businessAverill Blaine should have been married years ago, but Eden Shore stole her fiancé Noel's heart. Eden, a fashion model, needed only a few weeks with Noel before he broke his engagement and proposed to her instead, but she never went through with the marriage. Years later, Averill has found a new fiancé, and nothing--not Eden, not even murder--will get in her way. Eden goes to Averill's wedding in hopes of seducing Noel once more. As the two couples circle warily, death intrudes--in the shape of a suspicious airplane crash that kills Averill's uncle. He is an expert pilot, but no amount of skill can stop the flames that leap from his engine as he crests 15,000 feet. Still, Averill and Eden are determined to say "I do," no matter how many die on their way to the altar.
Smart Owners Guide Chihuahua is the first interactive breed book of it kind to offer new and novice owners a fun new way to learn about caring for their loyal companions. Chihuahua offers the most up-to-date online support with instant access to Club ChiTM where owners can meet and interact with other dedicated owners, download charts and checklists, play Chihuahua-specific games, take quizzes, and send Chihuahua themed e-cards. The book contains easy-to-read, informative content, with addition smart tips, notable quotations, fun facts, and more than 100 adorable breed photos that keep you flipping through the pages.
Mexico's most famous purebred dog, the Chihuahua enjoys the unique distinction of the being the world's tiniest dog-as small as 1 pound at his full adult size. The Chihuahua today enjoys international fame and is prized as a companion on every continent. In addition to being a superb, loving pet, the Chihuahua excels as a show dog, competition dog, and therapy dog. For his few inches, the Chi proves versatile and multi-talented. Readers will enjoy author Barbara J. Andrew's insightful history of the Chihuahua, examining the possible theories of the breed's origins (Asia, Mexico, England or America?), the development of breed type, and emergence of two coat types (long and smooth). The chapter on the breed's characteristics discusses the benefits and possible challenges of owning such a tiny dog, the need for socialization and training to develop a well-adjusted adult dog, and a few health concerns that new owners should be aware of. Few breeds are as rewarding to own as the Chihuahua, and this Comprehensive Owner's Guide effectively encapsulates what makes the Chi such an endearing companion dog.New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author's advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.
Third in the Kennel Club Books' Classics series, The Chihuahua recognizes the ever-popular pequeño perrito in one spectacular volume. Written by author, breeder, and handler, Susan Payne, this book's engaging chapters on everything from the breed's accomplishments in performance events, to their participation as service dogs make it much more than just "another breed book." With more than 150 vintage and modern photographs of the breed, this book is a must-have for every Chihuahua owner.
"A whole lot of fun!" --Seattle Times"I have the body of a Chihuahua, but the mind of a master sleuth. " Aspiring P. I. Geri Sullivan's new case has got her talking Chihuahua, Pepe, hot under the collar. Wealthy widow Lucille Carpenter left her entire fortune to her beloved dogs, and someone is trying to poison them. Anyone who would hurt a perro is lower than a cucaracha in Pepe's book. But when Geri and Pepe investigate, they discover that it's not just the coddled canines who are in danger. Now there are human targets too. At the lavish Carpenter manor, Pepe digs for clues among the pampered pooches, bitter relatives, suspicious staff, and larcenous lawyers. But there's only one diminutive detective smart enough to save the day--and the dogs. . . Praise for the Barking Detective Mysteries "This series is hilarious! The antics of Geri and her talking dog make the reader laugh out loud. " --RT Book Reviews"Move over, Scooby-Doo, there's a new dog in town!" --Jennie Bentley "Pepe is one cool P. I. "--Leslie Meier Help Support Pet AdoptionSee Details Inside
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