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This book is a well documented discussion of conflicts and compromises in the FDR administrations, by an honest conservative, and of use to both liberals and conservatives in better understanding the era. A historian and prolific writer, Fleming has turned his attention in this volume to the role of Roosevelt in WWII. The result is a revision of earlier histories as Fleming examines, in detail and at length, the history of the New Dealers' actions during the war. He draws on archival material for his information, including the personal accounts of people in Roosevelt's administration and contemporary newspaper accounts, as well as secondary sources. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Adopting the term "new death," which was used to describe the unprecedented and horrific scale of death caused by the First World War, Pearl James uncovers several touchstones of American modernism that refer to and narrate traumatic death. The sense of paradox was pervasive: death was both sanctified and denied; notions of heroism were both essential and far-fetched; and civilians had opportunities to hear about the ugliness of death at the front but often preferred not to. By historicizing and analyzing the work of such writers as Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner, the author shows how their novels reveal, conceal, refigure, and aestheticize the violent death of young men in the aftermath of the war. These writers, James argues, have much to say about how the First World War changed death's cultural meaning.
As long as we care about suffering in the world, says political philosopher Simona Forti, we are compelled to inquire into the question of evil. But is the concept of evil still useful in a postmodern landscape where absolute values have been leveled and relativized by a historicist perspective? Given our current unwillingness to judge others, what signposts remain to guide our ethical behavior? Surveying the nineteenth- and twentieth-century Western philosophical debates on evil, Forti concludes that it is time to leave behind what she calls "the Dostoevsky paradigm": the dualistic vision of an omnipotent monster pitted against absolute, helpless victims. No longer capable of grasping the normalization of evil in today's world-whose structures of power have been transformed-this paradigm has exhausted its explanatory force. In its place, Forti offers a different genealogy of the relationship between evil and power, one that finally calls into question power's recurrent link to transgression. At the center of contemporary evil she posits the passive attitude towards rule-following, the need for normalcy, and the desire for obedience nurtured by our contemporary mass democracies. In our times, she contends, evil must be explored in tandem with our stubborn desire to stay alive at all costs as much as with our deep need for recognition: the new modern absolutes. A courageous book, New Demons extends an original, inspiring call to ethical living in a biopolitical age.
Nothing lies beyond the scope of your ability. The new design for living you create has no limitations. Literally all the good things that life and the world offer are yours to have and enjoy. But you need to recognize them, accept them, and incorporate them into the new design you are now going to create. In its scope, and in its effect on readers, A New Design for Living is second only to Ernest Holmes's magnum opus, The Science of Mind. In this cherished spiritual classic, Holmes demonstrates that wishes-from health, love, and friendship to the career and home of your dreams-are not only possible to realize but are within each person's very reach. At last available again, this galvanizing book teaches how to turn mind-power into an infinitely positive force-the very force of creation itself. Harmonize with the beauty and intelligence of the universe, watch the magnificence of life transform before you, and awaken to the nature of reality. With this newfound power of transformative thinking, every goal is attainable. .
In an unparalleled collaboration, two leading global thinkers in technology and foreign affairs give us their widely anticipated, transformational vision of the future: a world where everyone is connected--a world full of challenges and benefits that are ours to meet and to harness. Eric Schmidt is one of Silicon Valley's great leaders, having taken Google from a small startup to one of the world's most influential companies. Jared Cohen is the director of Google Ideas and a former adviser to secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton. With their combined knowledge and experiences, the authors are uniquely positioned to take on some of the toughest questions about our future: Who will be more powerful in the future, the citizen or the state? Will technology make terrorism easier or harder to carry out? What is the relationship between privacy and security, and how much will we have to give up to be part of the new digital age? In this groundbreaking book, Schmidt and Cohen combine observation and insight to outline the promise and peril awaiting us in the coming decades. At once pragmatic and inspirational, this is a forward-thinking account of where our world is headed and what this means for people, states and businesses. With the confidence and clarity of visionaries, Schmidt and Cohen illustrate just how much we have to look forward to--and beware of--as the greatest information and technology revolution in human history continues to evolve. On individual, community and state levels, across every geographical and socioeconomic spectrum, they reveal the dramatic developments--good and bad--that will transform both our everyday lives and our understanding of self and society, as technology advances and our virtual identities become more and more fundamentally real. As Schmidt and Cohen's nuanced vision of the near future unfolds, an urban professional takes his driverless car to work, attends meetings via hologram and dispenses housekeeping robots by voice; a Congolese fisherwoman uses her smart phone to monitor market demand and coordinate sales (saving on costly refrigeration and preventing overfishing); the potential arises for "virtual statehood" and "Internet asylum" to liberate political dissidents and oppressed minorities, but also for tech-savvy autocracies (and perhaps democracies) to exploit their citizens' mobile devices for ever more ubiquitous surveillance. Along the way, we meet a cadre of international figures--including Julian Assange--who explain their own visions of our technology-saturated future. Inspiring, provocative and absorbing, The New Digital Age is a brilliant analysis of how our hyper-connected world will soon look, from two of our most prescient and informed public thinkers.
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin Down There by Damon Knight How Shall We Conquer? by David R. Bunch They Live on Levels by Terry Carr The Girl Who Was Plugged In by James Tiptree Days of Grass, Days of Straw by R.A. Lafferty Notes Leading Down to the Conquest by Barry N. Malzberg At the Bran Foundry by Robin Scott Wilson Tell Me All About Yourself by F.M. Busby Three Comedians by Gordon Van Gelder The Last Day of July by Gardner Dozois(less)
Each year, child protective services receive reports of child abuse and neglect involving six million children, and many more go unreported. The long-term human and fiscal consequences of child abuse and neglect are not relegated to the victims themselves -- they also impact their families, future relationships, and society. In 1993, the National Research Council (NRC) issued the report, Under-standing Child Abuse and Neglect, which provided an overview of the research on child abuse and neglect. New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research updates the 1993 report and provides new recommendations to respond to this public health challenge. According to this report, while there has been great progress in child abuse and neglect research, a coordinated, national research infrastructure with high-level federal support needs to be established and implemented immediately. New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research recommends an actionable framework to guide and support future child abuse and neglect research. This report calls for a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to child abuse and neglect research that examines factors related to both children and adults across physical, mental, and behavioral health domains--including those in child welfare, economic support, criminal justice, education, and health care systems--and assesses the needs of a variety of subpopulations. It should also clarify the causal pathways related to child abuse and neglect and, more importantly, assess efforts to interrupt these pathways. New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research identifies four areas to look to in developing a coordinated research enterprise: a national strategic plan, a national surveillance system, a new generation of researchers, and changes in the federal and state programmatic and policy response.
The aging of the population of the United States is occurring at a time of major economic and social changes. These economic changes include consideration of increases in the age of eligibility for Social Security and Medicare and possible changes in benefit levels. Furthermore, changes in the social context in which older individuals and families function may well affect the nature of key social relationships and institutions that define the environment for older persons. Sociology offers a knowledge base, a number of useful analytic approaches and tools, and unique theoretical perspectives that can facilitate understanding of these demographic, economic, and social changes and, to the extent possible, their causes, consequences and implications. New Directions in the Sociology of Aging evaluates the recent contributions of social demography, social epidemiology and sociology to the study of aging and identifies promising new research directions in these sub-fields. Included in this study are nine papers prepared by experts in sociology, demography, social genomics, public health, and other fields, that highlight the broad array of tools and perspectives that can provide the basis for further advancing the understanding of aging processes in ways that can inform policy. This report discusses the role of sociology in what is a wide-ranging and diverse field of study; a proposed three-dimensional conceptual model for studying social processes in aging over the life cycle; a review of existing databases, data needs and opportunities, primarily in the area of measurement of interhousehold and intergenerational transmission of resources, biomarkers and biosocial interactions; and a summary of roadblocks and bridges to transdisciplinary research that will affect the future directions of the field of sociology of aging.
In a series of scholarly but highly readable essays, this book opens discussion on the role of disabled people in American history. It also examines how history has been affected by perceptions of disability. For example, one article looks at the ways disability has been used to strengthen prejudice against particular ethnic groups and to justify discrimination - "experts" have often claimed that one or another group of immigrants is genetically inferior and prone to mental retardation or physical frailty. One essay is based on the Civil War letters of a deaf man to his family. Another looks at the ways Helen Keller's Socialist beliefs were stifled by those around her.
A report from the International Monetary Fund.
Elementary school provides foundational development and education for students, and there is much that a new teacher must consider when taking on the responsibility of shaping young minds. In The New Elementary Teacher's Handbook, veteran educators give first-year teachers a multitude of classroom-tested strategies for those critical first days of school. New teachers need just as much guidance as students in order for everyone to come away with a valuable learning experience. This authoritative handbook gives teachers practical and thorough instruction on: · Organizing the classroom and preparing engaging and effective lesson plans · Teaching using technology and the Internet · Dealing with difficult parents and conducting conferences · Motivating students and increasing positive interactions · Balancing personal and professional matters With resources, samples, templates, homework contracts, strategies, checklists, and proven solutions to everyday challenges, this book shows teachers how to turn their plans into effective strategies in the classroom. Rest assured that you are not alone, and you will succeed!
Well documented history of the thought of the time.
More than 100 of the best soup recipes Boston has to offer accompanied by fun stories and beautiful full-color photography. Marjorie Druker is passionate about soups. She fell in love with soups when she first heard the story Stone Soup. After attending Johnston & Whales, Marjorie created the menu for the popular Boston Market restaurant chain, and soups were always her favorite. "My niche is taking what people like to eat and turning it into a soup," she says. The New England Soup Factory restaurant has won the Best of Boston award four times. People skip school to eat their soups. A pregnant in labor stopped by the restaurant on the way to the hospital to satisfy a last-minute craving. New England Soup Factory soups are like no other soups. And now you can recreate these delicious soups in your own home. The New England Soup Factory Cookbook contains 100 of Boston's best-tasting traditional and creative soup recipes. The book also includes a chapter on sandwiches and salads to accompany such soups as . . .New England Clam ChowderWild Mushroom and Barley SoupCurried Crab and Coconut SoupRaspberry-Nectarine GazpachoCucumber-Buttermilk Soup
Corky and the Shadyside cheerleaders are sure that the evil spirit is destroyed but then one horrifying accident after another keeps happening.
Emphasizes the importance of technology, especially of increased importance of communication.
Great Tasting Food for People with Diabetes and their Families. Revised and updated to reflect the latest recommendations from The American Diabetes Association and The American Dietetic Association, The New Family Cookbook for People with Diabetes remains the most authoritative and comprehensive resource available for people with diabetes and their families. With more than 370 healthful and flavorful recipes accompanied by complete nutritional analysis, this book makes it easy to prepare satisfying and delicious meals that the whole family will enjoy. RECIPES INCLUDE: Whole Wheat Blueberry Rice Pancakes - Baked Orange French Toast Black Bean and Cilantro Spread - Honey-Mustard Chicken Wings - Curried Chicken Salad - Marinated Skirt Steak with Vegetables - Chutney Lamb Over Minted Couscous - Italian Turkey Sausage with Peppers and Onions - Baked Salmon with Horseradish Mayonnaise - Sugar Snap Peas with Basil and Lemon - Baked Potato Skins - Rum Baked Black Beans - Apple Raspberry - Crisp Port-Poached Pears - New York Cheesecake - Raisin Rice Pudding and many more.
The revolutionary little book that changed America's thinking about eating, exercising and losing weight is now completely updated and expanded.
Tinker Bell is back in an all-new adventure! Girls ages 5-8 will love reading this Step 3 reader that retells the latest Disney Fairies movie,The Secret of the Wings, released on DVD and Blu-ray in fall 2012.
Unable to comprehend why Laura is causing problems for her, Cooper keeps away; until both are plunged in a strange town and have to stick together.
The ancient Thallonian Empire has collapsed, throwing an entire sector of the galaxy into chaos and unrest. Billions of sentient beings are faced with starvation, warfare, and worse. Faced with a tragedy of interstellar proportions, Starfleet assembles a new, handpicked crew to help where it can and report what it finds. Captain Mackenzie Calhoun, recommended by Jean-Luc Picard himself, takes command of the U.S.S. Excalibur, which is manned by Starfleet's best and brightest, including some old friends from Star TreK: The Next Generation and some of the most dynamic new characters ever to boldly go where no one has gone before! This special hardcover edition contains the first thrilling adventure that launched Star Trek into a new frontier. It also contains a pull-out full-color print of all of the characters and a special "minipedia" guide to the people, places, and things that make up the New Frontier universe!
The new boy in Nina, Jeff, and Cassidy's class is strange! He's see-through. He floats above his chair. And he never seems to leave the classroom. Could the new boy be a new ghost? Nina and her friends are afraid to find out. And so are the other ghosts! Could this mean more fun for the class in the basement... or more haunting?
Guided by her rules, nine-year-old Allie works to get past being just the new girl at school, eagerly awaits the arrival of her kitten, and faces turmoil when her grandmother visits while the family is still settling into their new home.
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