Buoyed by unique access to primary resources, A Time for All Things: The Life of Michael E. DeBakey is the first to tell the remarkable story of a driven genius who led a scientific and therapeutic revolution in all its dramatic depth.
Author: Craig Alan Miller
Publisher: Oxford University Press
He has been called the greatest surgeon of the 20th century. The son of Lebanese immigrants, Michael DeBakey rose from humble beginnings in a backwater Louisiana town to dominate the landscape of modern medicine. His contributions to our understanding and treatment of cardiovascular disease, in particular, were innumerable and epoch-making. DeBakey led a life of high drama, from the streets of Jazz Age New Orleans and the operating theaters of pre-war Europe, to the battlefields of World War II and the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina. An advisor to Presidents, a health care statesman, and a physician to royalty and commoner alike, he helped build Houston's Texas Medical Center into a jewel of the medical world. Yet DeBakey's own family paid a tremendous cost for his commitment to his fellow man. Buoyed by unique access to primary resources, A Time for All Things: The Life of Michael E. DeBakey is the first to tell the remarkable story of a driven genius who led a scientific and therapeutic revolution in all its dramatic depth.
Written in simplicity, A Time for All Things is about Bane, a color-blind ex-boxer who was just released from prison for assault.
Author: Kaley Whitlock
Written in simplicity, A Time for All Things is about Bane, a color-blind ex-boxer who was just released from prison for assault. When he gets to his halfway house in El Paso, he is faced with problems he doesnt want to face. He lost so many things in his life that this time, it is a delicate issue of standing on principles or risking going back to prison. In his conflict at the halfway house, he meets the lovely Luna, a woman who has laughter like the wind. It is being with her that gives him the confidence he needs to make a final decision on how to handle the problems he is faced with.
A lifetime of reading and writing, observation and contemplation is distilled in this comprehensive volume of the best essays, profiles and sketches by Ruskin Bond, the masterly and compassionate chronicler of the small details and lambent ...
Author: Ruskin Bond
Category: Literary Collections
The finest non-fiction by Ruskin Bond, a singular writer who has inspired and comforted three generations of readers, collected in a single volume. A lifetime of reading and writing, observation and contemplation is distilled in this comprehensive volume of the best essays, profiles and sketches by Ruskin Bond, the masterly and compassionate chronicler of the small details and lambent moments that capture the essence of a meaningful life. By turns thoughtful, humorous, keenly observed and wise, these essays span more than sixty years of his writing--from reflections on companionship and solitude, to lyrical yet finely honed appreciations of nature, to nostalgic evocations of bygone people and ways of life. As an essayist, he brings to his travel narratives about the major pilgrimage centres of the Himalaya, or the story about searching for the gravestone of a long-forgotten author, the same empathy and sense of wonder that mark his accounts of glimpsing an elusive leopard, or watching the mist rise in a forest of pines. A Time for All Things contains the finest non-fiction of a singular writer who has inspired and comforted three generations of readers with his sustained, steady and affectionate engagement with life in a world that grows ever more hectic.
An expedition sent forth to measure nature with unsurpassed precision ought not
to begin under a cloud of dissimulation, especially when its central purpose is to
define the attributes of time and distance for all people, for all time. Méchain left ...
Author: Ken Alder
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In June 1792, amidst the chaos of the French Revolution, two intrepid astronomers set out in opposite directions on an extraordinary journey. Starting in Paris, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre would make his way north to Dunkirk, while Pierre-François-André Méchain voyaged south to Barcelona. Their mission was to measure the world, and their findings would help define the meter as one ten-millionth of the distance between the pole and the equator—a standard that would be used “for all people, for all time.” The Measure of All Things is the astonishing tale of one of history’s greatest scientific adventures. Yet behind the public triumph of the metric system lies a secret error, one that is perpetuated in every subsequent definition of the meter. As acclaimed historian and novelist Ken Alder discovered through his research, there were only two people on the planet who knew the full extent of this error: Delambre and Méchain themselves. By turns a science history, detective tale, and human drama, The Measure of All Things describes a quest that succeeded as it failed—and continues to enlighten and inspire to this day.
The Love A Baby Brings The most wondrous time of all is when a a baby arrives,
So cute and cuddly to hear it's first cry. There's no other gift God can bestow that
can be put on earth, Given to you from above a time of new rebirth. May their love
Author: Rick Widener
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
I started writing poetry in 2008. It began as an accident one day while sitting down just doodling with a pencil. Verses started coming together one after another and I have been doing it ever since. I am 63 and this is my first book. I hope it puts a smile on peoples faces. All my poems deal with love, happiness, giving kindness to one another, and sharing time with people you love and care of. In one form or another each one represents the goodness in this world from the heart. There is so much hurt, pain and hate, destruction in this world today. From wars in far off lands to our own backyards, when the towers fell. Someday this must all stop. If my poems can bring a little sunshine into the heart my writings have not been done in vain. My wish would be to take all weapons of war and turn them into farming tools. This world would be a lot better off. In closing I would like to repeat what Roy and Dale say at the end of their show: Happy trails to you until we meet again. May God Bless, Rick Widener
... to get only what was on my list. Whenever you have a conversation like that
with God expect to be enticed. As I made my way through the store collecting the
items on the list I. 91 God Gives All Things At The Proper Time A Peppered Ham!
Author: Ava Bethune
Publisher: Xulon Press
Pudge - A pony June 28, 2004 Monday At 1:00 Pudge my best and only friend I had, had to be put down at 4:00. We buried him in his favorite corner by the dog's pen. He always loved that spot!! He is my best friend and I won't forget you Pudge, ever! I love you very, very much Sweets. Those were the words written by a young girl named Heather. Recorded in this book are some of the wonderful moments God was kind enough to share with Heather, her Pony, and family through a miracle of hope in their great time of need.
On the descent I tickled the furry cheek resting on the man's shoulder and heard
for the last time the rich purring. ... After all, we told ourselves, it wasn't as though
Oscar had died or got lost again – he had gone to a good family who would look
Author: James Herriot
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The third collection of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small. This omnibus edition comprises of Vets Might Fly and Vet in a Spin. Training as an RAF pilot in the smoke and bustle of London is a far cry from James Herriot’s day job as a country vet in the Yorkshire Dales. And while he is keen to serve Queen and country, James cannot help but miss his life in Darrowby – despite frequent arguments between his colleagues, bad-tempered cattle and equally irritable farmers, and the continuing saga of Cedric the flatulent dog. But most of all he misses his wife Helen; pregnant with their first child. The question is constantly hanging over him – will he be going to war? And when will he get to go home? Since they were first published, James Herriot’s memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, All Things Wise and Wonderful is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain’s best-loved authors.
Christ was thenceforth to him no longerjust a figure of time, and we marked how
that by further revelation this fact came to be related to what Paul frequently calls
purpose; the purpose of God, the Divine counsels - "...who worketh all things ...
Author: Theodore Austin-Sparks
Publisher: Book Ministry
ALL THINGS IN CHRIST. God's answer to everything, God's explanation of everything, God's means of realizing everything is a Man, "the man Christ Jesus". When this world has run its evil course, this inhabited earth will be judged in a Man. Men will be judged by what their inward relationship is to that Man. The question at the judgment will never be of how much good or bad, right or wrong, more or less, is in a man; it will turn upon this one point, Are you in Christ? If not, more or less makes no difference. God's intention, God's proclamation is that all things are in His Son. Are you in Him? Why not? The basis of judgment is very simple. It is all gathered up in a Man, and what is in that Man of God for us. That is the basis of judgment. It all comes back to the very simple, and yet comprehensive and blessed truth, that it is what Christ is that satisfies God, reaches God's end, and meets all our need. It is all summed up in a Man, "the man Christ Jesus". T.A-S.
These things include nearly everything that could be seen, heard, touched, tasted
, met, or experienced. The material ... Information is not always available for all of
these regions at all times, but where available, it has been included to give as ...
Author: Ruth A Johnston
Surveys the material culture of medieval Europe to reveal the nature of everyday life at the time, and discusses the era's traditions and inventions.
What was worse, mixed in with all the urgent work were absurd little details, time-
wasters, mounds of absolutetwaddle. There was a nearly illegible note from a
woman in West Philadelphia, saying that her baby had just swallowed a pin and
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
A glorious, sweeping novel of desire, ambition, and the thirst for knowledge, from the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, Big Magic, and City of Girls In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker—a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia. Born in 1800, Henry’s brilliant daughter, Alma (who inherits both her father’s money and his mind), ultimately becomes a botanist of considerable gifts herself. As Alma’s research takes her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, she falls in love with a man named Ambrose Pike who makes incomparable paintings of orchids and who draws her in the exact opposite direction—into the realm of the spiritual, the divine, and the magical. Alma is a clear-minded scientist; Ambrose a utopian artist—but what unites this unlikely couple is a desperate need to understand the workings of this world and the mechanisms behind all life. Exquisitely researched and told at a galloping pace, The Signature of All Things soars across the globe—from London to Peru to Philadelphia to Tahiti to Amsterdam, and beyond. Along the way, the story is peopled with unforgettable characters: missionaries, abolitionists, adventurers, astronomers, sea captains, geniuses, and the quite mad. But most memorable of all, it is the story of Alma Whittaker, who—born in the Age of Enlightenment, but living well into the Industrial Revolution—bears witness to that extraordinary moment in human history when all the old assumptions about science, religion, commerce, and class were exploding into dangerous new ideas. Written in the bold, questing spirit of that singular time, Gilbert’s wise, deep, and spellbinding tale is certain to capture the hearts and minds of readers.
For all things are risen from the eternal spirit, as a likeness of the eternal; the
invisible essence, which is God and the eternity, has in its own desire introduced
itself into a visible essence, and manifested itself in a time, so that he is as a life
Author: Jacob Boehme
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Showing the Sign and Signification of the Several Forms and Shapes in the Creation; and what the Beginning, Ruin, and Cure of Everything is. It proceeds out of Eternity into Time, and again out of Time into Eternity, and Comprises all Mysteries. And other Writings Of the Supersensual Life or the Life which is Above Sense; The Way from Darkness to True Illumination; Discourse Between Two Souls. Contents: How that all whatever is spoken of God without the Knowledge of the Signature is dumb and without Understanding, and that in the Mind of Man the Signature lies very exactly composed, according to the Being of all Beings, Of the Opposition and Combat in the Essence of all Essences, whereby the Ground of the Sympathy and Antipathy in Nature may be seen, and also the Corruption and Cure of each Thing, Of the great Mystery of all Beings, Of the Birth of the four Elements and Stars, Of the Sulphurean Death, and how the dead Body is revived and replaced into its first Glory or Holiness, How a Water and Oil is generated, How Adam (while he was in Paradise) and also Lucifer were glorious Angels, Of the Sulphurean Sude, or Seething of the Earth, Of the Signature, showing how the inward signs the outward, Of the inward and outward Cure of Man, Of the Process of Christ in his Suffering, Dying, and Rising again, Of the Seventh Form in the Kingdom of the Mother, Of the Enmity of the Spirit and Body, and of their Cure and Restoration, Of the Wheel of Sulphur, Mercury, and Sa
The Great Urge Downward (my candidate for greatest title of a gay book for all time), An Idol for Others, The Quirk, Perfect Freedom, Now Let's Talk About Music,
and the Peter and Charlie trilogy: Forth into Light, The Lord Won't Mind, and One
Author: William J. Mann
Publisher: Citadel Press
Category: Social Science
The Ancient Greeks--What's there to be proud of about the ancient Greeks? Well, only that they set the groundwork for all of Western Civilization, thought up the concept of democracy, encouraged more original thinking than anyone before or since, and actually celebrated same-sex love. The Castro--For any gay first-time visitor, alighting from the trolley at the famous intersection of Castro and Market in San Francisco is like stepping into Oz. Historian Susan Stryker has called it "the symbolic main street of the city's queer community and an emblem of gay pride around the world." It has become synonymous with liberation, freedom, and celebration, and while today there are many vibrant gay neighborhoods, the Castro retains an enduring place in the hearts of gay men and lesbians everywhere. Alan Turing--The founder of computer science. A brilliant mathematician. Philosopher, wartime codebreaker, visionary--and an unapologetic gay man well ahead of his time. The NEA Four--Tim Miller, John Fleck, Holly Hughes, and Karen Finley--two gay men, a lesbian, and a queer-identified straight woman. No wonder these performance artists were singled out by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1990 and denied artists' grants, causing an international uproar that still has ramifications today. These are just a few of the fabulous reasons for Gay Pride. Read on to find out more about the queer pioneers, past and present, who have made the world a braver, bolder, and better place--for everyone! We're here. We're queer. Get used to it! As if Alexander the Great, the Harlem Renaissance, A Member of the Wedding, and piano bars weren't enough, here are 101 fabulous reasons to celebrate the rich heritage and vast cultural contributions of gays and lesbians. This inspiring, joyous book triumphantly commemorates the many ways gays and lesbians have profoundly shaped the face of the world's politics, art, literature, music, theatre, cinema, sports, civil rights, and much more. From the fighting spirit of the Radical Faeries to the groundbreaking TV comedy of Will and Grace, from Walt Whitman's immortal "Song of Myself" to the incendiary power of Tony Kushner's Angels in America and the searingly candid art of Frida Kahlo, gays and lesbians have made life sweeter, deeper, more humane, and, well, so much more fabulous. Need more reasons to be glad? How about: • Gay places of pride: The Castro, Bloomsbury, Metropolitan Community Church, Berlin. • Literary gays: Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Oscar Wilde, James Baldwin, Dorothy Allison. • Gay power brokers: The Sony Building in New York, Freed's Fairies and the MGM musicals, Dykes on Bikes, PFLAG, ACT-UP. • Gay stars: Ian McKellan, Elton John, Rudy Galindo, Martina Navratilova, Ellen DeGeneres, Marlene Dietrich. Whether it's the wicked fun of camp, the powerful impact of queer cinema, or the lazy, summertime pull of Provincetown, Gay Pride is filled with an array of reasons to live proud that is as diverse and beautiful as the gay and lesbian community it celebrates.
Having my own condo was a two fold thing, I had only to myself to rely on for
repairs. And I also had to take care of the repairs for my tenants as well, thank
God there were very few times that repairs were needed. Monday has always
been my ...
"A story of hope and love, this freshman work by DeborahSue is meant to be a labor of love." Marvin was accustomed to the finer things in life. Even if it meant breaking hearts to get them. His ways are far from those he was raised with, so now it is up to Mother Ida and Grandpapa Willie to pray him out of trouble and back home.
The changes Begees made were swift and noticeable to his wife regarding his
use of substances to deal with stress, so she stayed on for some time after this.
Thinking back, she too had fallen victim to the same situation before they had ...
Author: Begees McFree
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
All Things to All People is an introverted narrative penned by the son of a Gospel preacher and his alter ego, Begees McFree. This playfully written autobiography of a simple, quiet, and peaceable man guides the reader through depression-induced insomniac confessions. Looking deep into the often-hidden places of the heart and mind, these confessions freed the writer from lies and misunderstandings that had been buried deep within. All Things to All People shares the spiritual struggle of a man after a divorce broke apart his life and separated him from his children. Begees uses freewriting to disentangle his poor choices from his good intentions, gaining more selfcontrol and growing closer to God while strenuously pushing unbelief out of his mind.
It was a long time coming, but it is a reality now. He has a ... If we have to rewrite every history book in order to note the achievement of Blacks throughout time in
the name of full and fair disclosure, then it will be a battle worth fighting. I had the
Author: Lenny Moore
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In his complete autobiography, All Things Being Equal, Hall of Fame running back Lenny Moore shares his entire story. Moore recounts many fascinating life experiences, beginning with his upbringing in a blue-collar family of ten in Reading, Pennsylvania. He explores his standout, yet challenging time in Happy Valley playing for an already legendary coach in Penn State's Rip Engle, and one in training-Joe Paterno. He also delves into his professional football career with the Baltimore Colts that saw him reach new heights as the MVP of the NFL in 1964. Throughout his amateur and professional career, Moore's toughest competitor was often racism, which battled Moore tooth for tooth. But, as Moore would learn, life would pose other significant battles once his spikes were hung up.Other immortals who played with him-like Johnny Unitas, Gino Marchetti, and Raymond Berry-would easily transition into life after football. Some became businessmen; others carved a new career path as coaches or general managers-but not Moore. In great detail, he describes his difficulties in shifting from having fame and notoriety to not being able to find employment in the town in which he was once celebrated.But Moore eventually found his calling, working with troubled Maryland juveniles, and establishing the Leslie Moore Scholarship Foundation benefiting underprivileged youths. Today, he also works toward finding a cure for scleroderma, after his son passed away from the disease in 2001.Ultimately, All Things Being Equal is the touching journey of one man's self-discovery that, unfortunately, all things are seldom equal.
THERE IS PLENTY OF time for thinking during the long hours of driving and now
as I headed home from a late call my mind was idly assessing my abilities as a
planner. I had to admit that planning was not one of my strong points. Shortly after
Author: James Herriot
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of All Creatures Great and Small: more true stories of a veterinarian in small-town Yorkshire, England. After his first day on the job, James Herriot’s mentor warns him that the life of a country veterinarian is full of small triumphs and big disasters, but that he’d never be bored. From night visits to drafty barns during freezing northern England winters, to the beautiful vitality of rural life in the summertime, to the colorful menagerie of animals—and their owners—that pass through his office, Herriot experiences new challenges and joys every day. In these pages, Herriot trains under his eccentric boss Siegfried Farnon in a rustic English village, courts the woman that becomes his wife, and meets the people he would come to write about for a lifetime.
"Prediction" is not the right word for these visions, however, because they depict
threats that do not fall neatly on a time line. Virtually everyone understands that
the four horsemen have a symbolic or representative quality. We realize that the ...
Author: Craig R. Koester
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
"Craig Koester provides commentary on each section of the book of Revelation, drawing on the best recent scholarship and contemporizing his discussion with references to events like the siege at Waco, the phenomenal sales of the Left Behind series, and the use of Revelation in hymnody and art. Based on two decades of teaching Revelation to seminary students, pastors, and lay groups, this discussion strikes a balance between taking the text s first-century context seriously and making Revelation relevant to twenty-first-century readers."--BOOK JACKET.
то TO THE R E A D E R. IT T was , for many Years past , at a Time when a
Controversy on the Subject of the following ... Error must necessarily fall : and
whether any Thing be contributed toward it by these his humble Endeavours his
Every day Rushi departed for the office early in the morning, leaving to Anasuya
the task of attending to everything ... to the milk booth, returning within ten
minutes, in time to fill up all three waterpots, before the pipe house turned off the
Author: Raj Karamchedu
Publisher: Saaranga Books
A story of men and women who want to be beautiful and radiant in their lives, but who go on unleashing their savage madness. In the volatile interior of Old Hyderabad, where the majestic tops of its extraordinary mosques stick out into the serene skies, lives a south Indian family, steadily descending into ruin. Passionate and ambitious Anasuya dreams of bettering her education, but when she discovers her husband’s affair, she is consumed by a desire to exact revenge. Bright and joyful Rushi, brimming with resolutions and desires, believes in loving all humanity. But in a moment of frenzy he nearly kills his wife. Growing up in this oppressive midst is their son, the spirited, sensitive Arya, unwavering in his love for them, but who from early on develops disturbing tendencies. And when Arya, having left for America as a young man filled with shame, returns home in a troubled state, everyone’s lives are changed forever. Immersing the reader in cultural and moral dilemmas of modern India, All Things Unforgiven is an unsettling debut novel that depicts the whole of this south Indian family and charts their descent into oppression and violence – and their strivings for forgiveness and love. All Things Unforgiven is the first English language novel published by Saaranga Books, a new publishing house committed to presenting high quality south Indian fiction.