ANNUAL SUMMARIES (Of A Fourth Score Of Years)

Author: R. Garner Brasseur, MD

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781468561678

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 4785

Who were we, and where had we come from? Whence these customs and constraints by which we make some little progress day by day? My ongoing journeys and Genealogy research of now some twenty plus years have put me in touch with many distant relatives in North America. Family lists have thickened into tomes. I had hoped to uncover enough information to have constituted the capsule summaries of at least my own direct ancestors. Letters they might have written, what they said, did, and what they might have thought; or some anecdotes of their lives as they faced the challenges of their own lives and times. But lives are busy, recollections are scanty and unlikely ever to have been recorded, and letters are perishable. The mementos of the aged householder are scattered and lost at his demise, in the inevitable house-cleaning in preparation for the new resident of the old dwelling-place. Thus, little remaining history of the common man, as there is more apt to exist concerning nobles, kings, and notable persons. It does not mean that the life of the common man would not be an adventure of interest, only, that it’s history is not commonly available.

Janacek: Years of a Life Volume 2 (1914-1928)

Tsar of the Forests

Author: John Tyrrell

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571268722

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1104

View: 4771

Volume 2 opens at the the outbreak of the First World War and at the time of Janácek's lowest ebb. Within two years, however, his fortunes were transformed by the Prague production of Jenufa This led to international fame and fortune and to the magnificent creative flowering in which the elderly composer wrote most of his best-known works. His personal life was affected by his public affair with Gabriela Horvátová and his friendship with Kamila Stösslová, whom he saw as the inspiration for many of his late works.

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Fourth Edition

A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Russell A. Barkley

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462517854

Category: Psychology

Page: 898

View: 6064

Widely regarded as the standard clinical reference, this volume provides the best current knowledge about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents, and adults. The field's leading authorities address all aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, including psychological therapies and pharmacotherapy. Core components of ADHD are elucidated. The volume explores the impact of the disorder across a wide range of functional domains--behavior, learning, psychological adjustment, school and vocational outcomes, and health. All chapters conclude with user-friendly Key Clinical Points. New to This Edition *Reflects significant advances in research and clinical practice. *Expanded with many new authors and new topics. *Chapters on cutting-edge interventions: social skills training, dietary management, executive function training, driving risk interventions, complementary/alternative medicine, and therapies for adults. *Chapters on the nature of the disorder: neuropsychological aspects, emotional dysregulation, peer relationships, child- and adult-specific domains of impairment, sluggish cognitive tempo, and more.

Journeys of a Lifetime

500 of the World's Greatest Trips

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426201257

Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 6770

The travel writers of National Geographic describe their favorite trips and adventures around the globe, on every continent and using every possible form of transportation, accompanied by four hundred full-color photographs, two hundred maps, and practical advice on how to make the most of one's journey. 100,000 first printing.

Intrepid Laughter

Preston Sturges and the Movies

Author: Andrew Dickos

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813141966

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 7112

Throughout his career, Preston Sturges (1898--1959) was known for bringing sophistication and wit to the genre of comedy, establishing himself as one of the most valuable writer-directors in 1940s Hollywood. Today, more than fifty years after they were originally produced, his films have lost little of their edge and remain extremely popular. Intrepid Laughter is an essential guide to the life and work of this luminary of the stage and screen, following Sturges from his unusual childhood, to his early success as a Broadway playwright, to his whirlwind career in Hollywood.

The Lifetime of a Durable Good

An Economic Psychological Approach

Author: G. Antonides

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400919387

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 2924

As a psychologist by education, my interest is in how people solve problems. At the Economic Institute of Leyden Universi ty, I learned that economists study human behavior too, although their studies are limited to economic affairs. At the Institute of Scientific Research on Consumer Affairs became (SWOKA), I aware of the needs of consumer organizations and the government for consumer research to base their policy on. At Erasmus University Rotterdam, I got the opportunity to integrate my interests and knowledge into this book. The first part of the book attempts to integrate psychological theories of attitude, perception, motivation and decision into economics. Both disciplines are concerned with human behavior, and the economic paradigm of demand, subj ect to restrictions, is combined with the psychological tradition of direct measurements of perceptions and motivations. This results in a micro-model of economic choice that can be tested by means of information obtained directly from consumers. The empirical study deals with the problem of scrapping a durable consumption good. By means of a consumer survey, the micro-model of choice is applied to the decision to scrap a durable good, or to repair the good in case of a defect. This individual decision obviously is connected with the large scale problem of waste, and with the manufacturer's problem of producing durable goods with a certain quality and durabili ty.

Fresh Start Bankruptcy

A Simplified Guide for Individuals and Entrepreneurs

Author: Deborah Levine Herman,Robin L. Bodiford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471473618

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 5283

Don't get down, get started instead-with Fresh StartBankruptcy Well over a million Americans suffer the trauma of bankruptcy everyyear. But many don't know that bankruptcy may be the idealopportunity to rein in their out-of-control finances, get back ontheir feet, and start over anew. Fresh Start Bankruptcy is a friendly and non-intimidating guidethat walks you step by step through the filing process and providesthe sympathetic, expert advice you need to survive the ordeal.Attorneys Deborah Herman and Robin Bodiford provide the informedperspective that makes tough decisions simple. They'll help youdecide whether you should retain legal counsel or move forward onyour own. And if you do decide to go it alone, you'll find all theprofessional advice you need to make the process as quick andpainless as possible. You'll learn which chapter to file and how todo it, how to protect your assets and deal with creditors, how torepair your credit, and how to navigate bankruptcy court. Personal anecdotes included in the book prove that people of allwalks of life have gone through the process and come out strongerthan before-- and you can too! So, no matter how your financialtroubles came about, stop worrying and start over with the positiveoutlook and thoughtful guidance you'll find only in Fresh StartBankruptcy.

Terrible Beauty: A Cultural History of the Twentieth Century

The People and Ideas that Shaped the Modern Mind: A History

Author: Peter Watson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178022673X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 848

View: 2394

A history of the twentieth century which covers all the ideas, people, great events, literary and artistic movements, scientific discoveries which have shaped the twentieth century. Terrible Beauty presents a unique narrative of the twentieth century. Unlike more conventional histories, where the focus is on political events and personalities, on wars, treaties and elections, this book concentrates on the ideas that made the century so rich, rewarding and provocative. Beginning with four seminal ideas which were introduced in 1900 - the unconscious, the gene, the quantum and Picasso's first paintings in Paris - the book brings together the main areas of thought and juxtaposes the most original and influential ideas of our time in an immensely readable narrative. From the creation of plastic to Norman Mailer, from the discovery of the 'Big Bang' to the Counterculture, from Relativity to Susan Sontag, from Proust to Salman Rushdie, and Henri Bergson to Saul Bellow, the book's range is encyclopedic. We meet in these pages the other twentieth century, the writers, the artists, the scientists and philosophers who were not cowed by the political and military disasters raging around them, and produced some of the most amazing and rewarding ideas by which we live. Terrible Beauty, endlessly stimulating and provocative, affirms that there was much more to the twentieth century than war and genocide.

A Lifetime of News

Tales of a Foreign Correspondent

Author: Robert L. Kroon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465322027

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 7308

A Lifetime Of News chronicles Robert L. Kroons wartime years in Holland under German occupation and his life as a foreign correspondent, radio and TV journalist that took him from Europe to East Timor and Easter Island and dozens of other countries in between. It looks back on some of the peoplesome famous, some eccentric, some admirable and others less sothat he interviewed in the course of his career, including the Shah of Iran, Peter Ustinov and Frank Sinatra. In his introduction, Bob Kroon explains that this book is the offshoot of ten years of current affairs lectures aboard international cruise ships, where he discovered that specific anecdotes illuminating the people and places he covered in his 50 years as a roving correspondent would keep the audience awake, while analytical ponderings about the state of the world had many passengers nodding off. After these lectures, people often asked him where his book was. So Bob Kroon decided to share some of the more memorable episodes with a larger audience, focusing on the humanity of people who crossed his path. A Lifetime Of News is a selective, personal chronicle of events and people that shaped his life and career.