The Dawn Rochelle Series, Book One
Author: Lurlene McDaniel
Publisher: Darby Creek
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 921Thirteen is supposed to be a great age—dances, cheerleading, boys—but she never thought it would also include cancer. Dawn Rochelle is about to face the toughest fight of her life—a fight she has to win. Otherwise, she has only six months to live.
Author: Edward Dicey
Publisher: Applewood Books
View: 8527This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
Six Months That Changed the World
Author: Margaret MacMillan
Publisher: Random House
View: 3002Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize Winner of the PEN Hessell Tiltman Prize Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize Between January and July 1919, after “the war to end all wars,” men and women from around the world converged on Paris to shape the peace. Center stage, for the first time in history, was an American president, Woodrow Wilson, who with his Fourteen Points seemed to promise to so many people the fulfillment of their dreams. Stern, intransigent, impatient when it came to security concerns and wildly idealistic in his dream of a League of Nations that would resolve all future conflict peacefully, Wilson is only one of the larger-than-life characters who fill the pages of this extraordinary book. David Lloyd George, the gregarious and wily British prime minister, brought Winston Churchill and John Maynard Keynes. Lawrence of Arabia joined the Arab delegation. Ho Chi Minh, a kitchen assistant at the Ritz, submitted a petition for an independent Vietnam. For six months, Paris was effectively the center of the world as the peacemakers carved up bankrupt empires and created new countries. This book brings to life the personalities, ideals, and prejudices of the men who shaped the settlement. They pushed Russia to the sidelines, alienated China, and dismissed the Arabs. They struggled with the problems of Kosovo, of the Kurds, and of a homeland for the Jews. The peacemakers, so it has been said, failed dismally; above all they failed to prevent another war. Margaret MacMillan argues that they have unfairly been made the scapegoats for the mistakes of those who came later. She refutes received ideas about the path from Versailles to World War II and debunks the widely accepted notion that reparations imposed on the Germans were in large part responsible for the Second World War. A landmark work of narrative history, Paris 1919 is the first full-scale treatment of the Peace Conference in more than twenty-five years. It offers a scintillating view of those dramatic and fateful days when much of the modern world was sketched out, when countries were created—Iraq, Yugoslavia, Israel—whose troubles haunt us still. From the Hardcover edition.
How to Complete a Dissertation in Six Months
Author: Dr. Judi Cineas
Publisher: Lakay Publishing
View: 1016Every year, thousands of graduate students across the US reach a critical milestone in their academic careers when they earn ABD, or all but dissertation status. The problem is, far too many never move past that critical juncture. They lose interest or momentum, are intimidated by the dissertation research, writing and approval process, or they lack a sufficient network of professors, peers, family and friends to see them through to the Ph.D. Sharing her experience, Dr. Judi Cineas shows students how smooth the dissertation journey can be with a little help and preparation. To facilitate her transition from ABD to Ph.D., she made a plan; stuck with it; enlisted available help and finished her dissertation in a breathtakingly fast six months. In Six Months to Dr., she shows readers how they, too, can apply the same time- and energy-saving tactics she used, and move from ABD to PHinisheD.You haven't come all this way in your academic career just to stop short of the finish line. Dr. Judi's practical, clearly written plan can work for you just like it did for her, and get you to Dr.a lot sooner, and with a lot less anguish!
Author: Natalie D. Richards
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Young Adult Fiction
View: 9793"Recommend it to fans of Gayle Forman's If I Stay." —Library Journal She Has Everything She Ever Wanted. But Not Her Memory... When Chloe fell asleep in study hall, it was the middle of May. When she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can't remember the last six months of her life. Before, she'd been a mediocre student. Now, she's on track for valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy League schools. Before, she never had a chance with super jock Blake. Now he's her boyfriend. Before, she and Maggie were inseparable. Now her best friend won't speak to her. What happened to her? Remembering the truth could be more dangerous than she knows...
Author: Joanna Slater
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 2163The Last Six Months is a moving story about my mother Kay who went into an NHS hospital for a routine hip operation. Her condition deteriorated soon after her operation so I started writing notes every day. Six months later I was still writing, and sadly she died while still in the hospital. My notes have become an up-to-date diary during this terrible and tragic course of events, it has also allowed me to remember the many wonderful conversations, the laughter, the tears, the anxieties, and the closeness we had. I hope from reading my mother's story, and from my readers who have kindly contributed their own stories of loved ones they should never be yesterday's news, it's so important that these stories are shown and not forgotten. Together we can make a difference. Strength In Numbers
A Drug Trafficker's Story
Author: Eli Padilla
Category: True Crime
View: 2547"Six Months at Camp: A drug Trafficker's Story" written by Eli Padilla, is an intriguing and informative view of the constantly flowing drug trade from South American fields into virtually every neighborhood of the United States and Europe. Beginning with a thorough and well-presented history of the origins and effects of the drug cocaine. Due to insatiable demand and greed combined with corruption, efforts to stem the tide have proven time and time again to be highly ineffective. Through Mr. Padilla's eyes, the reader is escorted through the various elements of the trade. From this foundation the author constructs a highly fascinating story. Composed in compelling narrative and gripping dialogue, the text flows at a brisk tempo. With many unexpected twists, the story will maintain the reader's interest throughout. The characters are presented in a multidimensional fashion revealing their motives and personality intricacies. In addition, the author effectively manages to avoid artificially padding the work with superfluous material and unnecessary characters. By navigating the story to a well conceived and logical conclusion, the author could leave the reader with the sense of time well invested in the reading of this work. Eli Padilla's highly descriptive style of writing combined with his thorough knowledge of the subject matter could further enhance the appeal of this literary offering.
Author: Francis Bicknell Carpenter
Publisher: Applewood Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 2125This memoir describes artist Francis Bicknell Carpenter's six month residence in the Lincoln White House and the resulting work, ""First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation."" The painting hangs today in the U.S. Capitol over the west staircase in the Senate wing.
Author: Marco Artiano
View: 1786We are a society enamored with death- causing death, denying death, ignoring it, but we seldom look at death head-on with a sober view. How many people enter the dying process prepared? Diagnosis: Death - Six Months is the authors struggle to find meaning somewhere within the loss of his father following a diagnosis of esophageal cancer- a diagnosis to death.
Chronicles from the Battlefronts of Cancer
Author: Andre Hayes
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 3685At some point in the journey that is your life – you either have been or will be called upon to steward the terminally ill into the sunset of their lives. “Six months with Mommy” is a real life chronicle of a son who is shepherded to do just that – The book gives the first hand journal account of the peaks and the pitfalls, the hope for miracles and the anguish that comes when there is no hope to speak of; and finally the love and peace that comes when you detach and find a place of acceptance in your life- both as a caregiver and as a person. A must read for all who seek to find the purpose of their own existence.
Author: Charlie Jane Anders
View: 2233"A master absurdist...Highly recommended." —The New York Times Before the success of her debut SF-and-fantasy novel All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders was a rising star in SF and fantasy short fiction. Collected in a mini-book format, here—for the first time in print—are six of her quirky, wry, engaging best: In "The Fermi Paradox Is Our Business Model," aliens reveal the terrible truth about how humans were created—and why we'll never discover aliens. "As Good as New" is a brilliant twist on the tale of three wishes, set after the end of the world. "Intestate" is about a family reunion in which some attendees aren't quite human anymore—but they're still family. "The Cartography of Sudden Death" demonstrates that when you try to solve a problem with time travel, you now have two problems. "Six Months, Three Days" is the story of the love affair between a man who can see the one true foreordained future, and a woman who can see all the possible futures. They're both right, and the story won the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novelette. And "Clover," exclusively written for this collection, is a coda to All the Birds in the Sky, answering the burning question of what happened to Patricia's cat. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Or, the Narrative of Dorah Mahony who was Under the Influence of the Protestants about a Year, and an Inmate of the House of Correction, in Leverett St. Boston, Massachusetts, Nearly Six Months in the Year of 18--.
Author: Dorah Mahony