Silent Witness: The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo's Death by Mark Fuhrman

By Mark Fuhrman

All of us watched Terri Schiavo die. the talk round her case ruled the headlines and speak indicates, going all of the technique to the U.S. splendid courtroom, the White condominium, and the Vatican.And it isn't over but. regardless of her loss of life, the debate lingers. In Silent Witness, former LAPD detective and long island occasions bestselling writer Mark Fuhrman applies his hugely revered investigative talents to check the scientific proof, felony case documents, and police documents. With the total cooperation of Terri Schiavo's mom and dad and siblings, in addition to their scientific and felony advisers, he conducts particular interviews with forensics specialists and the most important witnesses, together with associates, relations, and caregivers.Fuhrman's findings will solution those questions:What used to be Terri and Michael Schiavo's marriage rather like?What occurred the day Terri collapsed?What did Michael Schiavo do whilst he stumbled on Terri subconscious? How lengthy did he wait prior to calling 911?What do clinical files express approximately her situation while she used to be first admitted to the hospital?What will the post-mortem say?The criminal matters and moral questions provoked by means of Terri Schiavo's outstanding case may perhaps by no means be resolved. however the evidence approximately her marriage, her whilst she collapsed, and her eventual loss of life fifteen years later may be determined.With Silent Witness, Fuhrman is going past the felony features of the case and delves into the wider, human heritage of Terri Schiavo's brief, unhappy lifestyles.

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Annie Oakley (Famous Figures of the American Frontier) by Charles J. Shields

By Charles J. Shields

This e-book outlines the tale of "Little yes Shot," Phoebe Ann Moses. The booklet addresses the background of Annie's taking pictures improvement and her partnership with Frank Butler. It speaks of her remarkable crowds round the United States and Europe. Annie used to be an instance of the ability of the human spirit overcoming adversity, in addition to a girl who helped to alter the face of pop culture.

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Conserving Walt Whitman's Fame: Selections from Horace by Gary Schmidgall

By Gary Schmidgall

It's now tricky to visualize that, within the years earlier than Whitman's demise in 1892, there has been genuine doubt within the minds of Whitman and his literary circle even if Leaves of Grass may in attaining lasting popularity. a lot of the severe statement within the first decade after his burial in Camden used to be as adverse as that during Boston's Christian sign up, which observed Whitman as somebody who “succeeded in writing a mass of trash with out shape, rhythm, or vitality.” That the stability ultimately tipped towards admiration, culminating in Whitman's recognition into the literary canon, was once due considerably to the unflagging exertions of Horace Traubel, recognized for his 9 volumes of Whitman conversations yet much less renowned for his provocative per 30 days magazine of socialist politics and avant-garde tradition, the Conservator. preserving Walt Whitman's status deals a beneficiant choice from the large trove of Whitman-related fabrics that Traubel incorporated within the 352 problems with the Conservator. one of the revelatory, perceptive, and infrequently pleasing goods offered listed here are the main illuminating of the Conservator's greater than a hundred and fifty topical essays on Whitman and memoirs by way of a lot of his neighbors and literary cohorts that shed new gentle at the poet, his paintings, and his severe reception. additionally very important is the richer figuring out those pages have the funds for of Horace Traubel's personal subtle, deeply humane, and feisty perspectives of the US.

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Come Back: A Mother and Daughter's Journey Through Hell and by Claire Fontaine

By Claire Fontaine

How does an honor scholar at one among Los Angeles's best prep schools–a great lady from a contented, loving home–trade college uniforms and afternoons on the mall for speedballs behind a truck in rural Indiana? How does her dedicated mom emerge from the surprise of discovering that her daughter has not just disappeared yet were residing a mystery existence for greater than a yr? mom and daughter inform their parallel tales in spell binding first–person money owed. Claire Fontaine's tale is a parent's worst nightmare, a cautionary story chronicling her daughter Mia's drug–fueled manipulation of all people round her as she sought shelter within the seedy underworld of felons and heroin addicts, the painful adolescence secrets and techniques that led as much as it, and the therapeutic that undefined. Her look for Mia used to be brutal for either mom and daughter, a dizzying sequence of lifeless ends, terrific coincidences and, every now and then, miracles. finally, Mia was once compelled into harsh–but–loving boot camp faculties on continents whereas Claire entered a painful yet life–changing software of her personal. Mia's tale comprises the jarring tradition surprise of the extraordinary and arguable habit amendment institution she was once in for almost years, which helped her conquer melancholy and self–hatred to emerge a robust younger lady with self–esteem and braveness. get back is an unforgettable tale of affection and transformation that may resonate with moms and daughters all over.

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War. Peace. Film Guide by Lucy Dougall

By Lucy Dougall

The revised and improved movie consultant designed for educators contains annotations of over 2 hundred movies, plus a good number of application assets for clever movie use. chosen from over movies previewed from 1969, up to date movies have been selected that may support interpret the factors of warfare, elevate knowledge of the dehumanizing results of struggle, or recommend possible choices to battle because the technique of resolving foreign clash. the movies are prepared through topic different types that disguise such parts as overseas legislations, nonviolent social switch, international improvement and international group, armaments and disarmament and foreign enterprises, the social and mental roots of warfare, sense of right and wrong and warfare, region reviews and democratic strategies. numerous application aids, worthwhile to highschool and school lecturers, contain feedback for making plans movie courses, version dialogue consultant and examine devices, an inventory of assets, and chosen heritage readings. additionally, a movie and ebook bibliography on peace is supplied for ordinary young ones. Annotations provide unique details on date of movie, size of time to run, director, manufacturer, and a quick precis of movie. characteristic and prompt movies are pointed out, and all motion pictures are pass listed by way of identify.

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Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the by Jay Mathews

By Jay Mathews

Whilst Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin signed up for educate for the USA correct after collage and located themselves utter disasters within the lecture room, they vowed to remake themselves into stronger educators. They did that—and extra. of their early twenties, via sheer strength of expertise and resolution by no means to take no for a solution, they created a wildly winning fifth-grade event that might develop into the information Is strength application (KIPP), which at the present time comprises sixty-six colleges in nineteen states and the District of Columbia. KIPP colleges comprise what Feinberg and Levin realized from America's most sensible, such a lot charismatic academics: classes must be full of life; tuition days have to be longer (the KIPP day is 9 and a part hours); the finishing touch of homework should be sacrosanct (KIPP academics can be found by way of mobile day and night). Chants, songs, and slogans corresponding to "Work not easy, be great" energize this system. Illuminating the ups and downs of the KIPP founders and their scholars, Mathews provides us anything really infrequent: a hopeful e-book approximately schooling.

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Children These Days by Nicola Madge

By Nicola Madge

It really is occasionally advised that England is much less child-friendly than many different nations and that, typically conversing, grownup attitudes to teenagers and youths could be a little bit destructive. the aim of this e-book is to set the list instantly and to determine how exact those perspectives quite are. the united kingdom govt and different organisations could have their very own priorities for assembly younger people's wishes extra successfully, yet young children and youths have their very own principles too. teenagers nowadays stimulates dialogue approximately what it capability to be an adolescent in England this day and it offers thoughts for making society extra child-friendly. The e-book makes use of new, formerly unpublished, evidence-based fabric, from interviews with fundamental and secondary institution scholars in addition to adults.

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The Deaf Mute Howls (Gallaudet Classics in Deaf Studies by Albert Ballin

By Albert Ballin

Initially released in 1930, The Deaf Mute Howls challenged the present perform of training deaf kids to talk and browse lips whereas prohibiting using signal language. Albert Ballin's sharp observations during this awesome publication element his stories (and these of others) at a overdue 19th-century residential tuition for deaf scholars and his frustrations as an grownup looking recognition within the majority listening to society. The Deaf Mute Howls charts the ambiguous attitudes of deaf humans towards themselves at present. Ballin himself makes matter-of-fact use of phrases now thought of disparaging, equivalent to "deaf-mute, " and he usually rues the "atrophying" of the components of his mind worthwhile for language acquisition. while, he rails opposed to the lack of chance for deaf humans, and he commandingly shifts the weight of blame to listening to humans unwilling to benefit the "Universal signal Language, " his way to the conversation difficulties of society. From his full of life encounters with Alexander Graham Bell (whose wish to shut residential colleges he unusually supports), to his enthrallment with the movie undefined, Ballin's hugely readable e-book bargains an attractive examine the deaf global in the course of his richly coloured lifetime.

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