Dr. Knox

Author: Peter Spiegelman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1782066942

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4800


Dr Adam Knox returns from the war in Afghanistan a little rougher, a little wiser, and a lot more inclined to kick it to the ones at the top. The ones in charge. He sets up a clinic in Los Angeles's most notorious district, tending to the vagrant, the vulnerable and the victims of skid row. One night they're beseeched by a Romanian woman who comes in with her son. Her bruises give away a story she's too scared to tell; escaping from traffickers and forced prostitution to try to get her son back. He was kidnapped by his father - who happens to be heir to one of the most influential dynasties on the West Coast. That same night, Knox is called upon for his private health service - cutting out a bullet from a businessman who was cutting himself a shady deal. Impressed by his ability to keep a secret, the impatient patient offers Knox a big tip for some extra work: helping him get revenge on the gangsters who shot him. Knox - and his clinic - need the cash. Playing one team against another, Knox must keep his wits scalpel-sharp. If his diagnosis is on the money, he might be able to trick the gangsters, free the Romanian mother and put the ones at the top in their place for once.

The Infamous Burke and Hare

Serial Killers and Resurrectionists of Nineteenth Century Edinburgh

Author: R. Michael Gordon

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786454563

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

View: 3453


Body snatchers and grave robbers were the stuff of Victorian lore, but two real-life culprits took the crimes out of shadowy cemeteries and into criminal court. William Burke and William Hare aided Scottish surgeons competing for anatomical breakthroughs by experimenting on human corpses. As the duo evolved from petty theft to premeditated murder, they unwittingly brought attention to the medical practices of the era, leading to Burke’s death by hanging. This account not only explores the work of the resurrectionists, it reflects the nature of serial killers, 1820s criminal law, and Edinburgh’s early role as a seat of European medical research. Readers interested in the legal aspects of these crimes will find the trial testimony included to be a valuable resource.

The Right-Hand Shore

A Novel

Author: Christopher Tilghman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 146680226X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2739


A masterful novel that confronts the dilemmas of race, family, and forbidden love in the wake of America's Civil War Fifteen years after the publication of his acclaimed novel Mason's Retreat, Christopher Tilghman returns to the Mason family and the Chesapeake Bay in The Right-Hand Shore. It is 1920, and Edward Mason is making a call upon Miss Mary Bayly, the current owner of the legendary Mason family estate, the Retreat. Miss Mary is dying. She plans to give the Retreat to the closest direct descendant of the original immigrant owner that she can find. Edward believes he can charm the old lady, secure the estate and be back in Baltimore by lunchtime. Instead, over the course of a long day, he hears the stories that will forever bind him and his family to the land. He hears of Miss Mary's grandfather brutally selling all his slaves in 1857 in order to avoid the reprisals he believes will come with Emancipation. He hears of the doomed efforts by Wyatt Bayly, Miss Mary's father, to turn the Retreat into a vast peach orchard, and of Miss Mary and her brother growing up in a fractured and warring household. He learns of Abel Terrell, son of free blacks who becomes head orchardist, and whose family becomes intimately connected to the Baylys and to the Mason legacy. The drama in this richly textured novel proceeds through vivid set pieces: on rural nineteenth-century industry; on a boyhood on the Eastern Shore of Maryland; on the unbreakable divisions of race and class; and, finally, on two families attempting to save a son and a daughter from the dangers of their own innocent love. The result is a radiant work of deep insight and peerless imagination about the central dilemma of American history. The Right-Hand Shore is a New York Times Notable Book of 2012.

Selected Contemporary Native Issues in Canada

Observations Made in the Field

Author: Eric John Large

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477103023

Category: Reference

Page: 296

View: 8004


D escendancy: Great grandfather is Northern Plains Cree, Misih John Large who, according to my father Joseph Louis Large, was a cousin (either biological or adoptive) of Oneetahminahos (Chief Little Hunter) who signed Treaty No. 6 in 1876 at Fort Pitt, North West Territories. Maternal great, great grand father is Wood Cree, Tustukswes who signed Treaty No. 6 in 1876 at Fort Pitt. Past volunteering: St. Paul Junior Chamber of Commerce; Boy Scouts of Canada, Mannawanis Native Friendship Centre; Saddle Lake Red Wings Junior Hockey Club; Saddle Lake Rodeo Club; Custody and processing of wills and estates for Saddle Lake Cree Nation members; Confederacy of Treaty Six Skills Development Sub-Committee; McIvor vs. The Registrar, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Treaty Six West Technical Committee; Senior Licence Holder 3 Registered Fur Management Areas; political elder for Saddle Lake with Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations (Alberta); Elder/Advisor with the Health Careers Initiative of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations; Commissioner for Oaths; judge at Saddle Lake Cree Nation Pow-wow; preparing and delivering of Christmas food hampers in Saddle Lake. I am interested in serving people where my experience in Native politics, engaged in responding to federal and provincial policies, federal legislation, and helping to provide a range of public services (education, social services, child welfare, policing, public works, health services, housing, employment procurement, and tribal enterprises) can be useful. I am specifically interested in the health and well-being of people. I am interested in advances made by medicine, social science, mental health, and writing. My values are: do no harm; respect all people regardless of their origin, heritage, and belief; I value history, tradition, and culture but also in the future and in the possibility of engaging confirmed knowledge with new findings that can be explored, defined, processed, and validated for the benefit of people. I am especially interested in voicing health careers for Native people, in particular the youth. I would like to be associated with processes and persons, who operate with a minimum of specific governmental direction, are independent, forwarding looking, ethical, and responsible to society.