A Pledge of Silence

Author: Flora J. Solomon
Publisher: Lake Union Press
ISBN: 9781477820865
Category: Fiction
Page: 366
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A historical novel based on the experiences of the nurses who valiantly served in the Philippines during World War II and became the first U.S. military women to be taken prisoners-of-war by a foreign enemy.

Taking on the Pledge of Allegiance

The News Media and Michael Newdow's Constitutional Challenge
Author: Ronald Bishop
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791479552
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 216
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Explores atheist Michael Newdow’s constitutional challenge and how the news media marginalized him from the moment the Ninth Circuit handed down its controversial ruling that the Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitutional.

A Crisis of Community

The Trials and Transformation of a New England Town, 1815-1848
Author: Mary Babson Fuhrer
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469612879
Category: History
Page: 368
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In the first decades of the American republic, Mary White, a shopkeeper's wife from rural Boylston, Massachusetts, kept a diary. Woven into its record of everyday events is a remarkable tale of conflict and transformation in small-town life. Sustained by its Puritan heritage, gentry leadership, and sense of common good, Boylston had survived the upheaval of revolution and the creation of the new nation. Then, in a single generation of wrenching change,the town and tis people descended into contentious struggle. Examining the tumultuous Jacksonian era at the intimate level of family and community, Mary Babson Fuhrer brings to life the troublesome creation of a new social, political, and economic order centered on individual striving and voluntary associations in an expansive nation. Blending family records and a rich trove of community archives, Fuhrer examines the "age of revolutions" through the lens of a rural community that was swept into the networks of an expanding and urbanizing New England region. This finely detailed history lends new depth to our understanding of a key transformative moment in American history.

Silence, Feminism, Power

Reflections at the Edges of Sound
Author: S. Malhotra,A. Carillo Rowe,Aimee Carillo Rowe
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137002379
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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An interrogation of the often-unexamined assumption that silence is oppressive, to consider the multiple possibilities silence enables. The volume features diverse feminist reflections on the nuanced relationship between silence and voice to foreground the creative, meditative, generative and resistive power our silences engender.

Immemorial Silence

Author: Karmen MacKendrick
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791448779
Category: Philosophy
Page: 170
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Treats time, eternity, language, and silence in an original way.

The Prince of Tides

Author: Pat Conroy
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395353004
Category: Fiction
Page: 567
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Interweaves the events of Tom Wingo's summer in New York and his relationship to Susan Lowenstein, his sister Savannah's beautiful psychiatrist and the complex history of the South Carolinian Wingo family, from World War II, through Vietnam

Ivan Pavlov

A Russian Life in Science
Author: Daniel P. Todes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019939444X
Category: History
Page: 824
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Winner of the Pfizer Award from the History of Science Society "Contrary to legend, Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936) never trained a dog to salivate to the sound of a bell." So begins this definitive, deeply researched biography of Ivan Pavlov. Daniel P. Todes fundamentally reinterprets the Russian physiologist's famous research on conditional reflexes and weaves his life, values, and science into the tumultuous century of Russian history-particularly that of its intelligentsia-from the reign of tsar Nicholas I to Stalin's time. Ivan Pavlov was born to a family of priests in provincial Riazan before the serfs were emancipated, and made his home and professional success in the booming capital of St. Petersburg in late imperial Russia. He suffered the cataclysmic destruction of his world during the Bolshevik seizure of power and civil war of 1917-21, rebuilt his life in his seventies as a "prosperous dissident" during the Leninist 1920s, and flourished professionally as never before in the 1930s industrialization, revolution, and terror of Stalin times. Using a wide variety of previously unavailable archival materials, Todes tells a vivid story of that life and redefines Pavlov's legacy. Pavlov was not, in fact, a behaviorist who believed that psychology should address only external behaviors; rather, he sought to explain the emotional and intellectual life of animals and humans, "the torments of our consciousness." This iconic "objectivist" was actually a profoundly anthropomorphic thinker whose science was suffused with his own experiences, values, and subjective interpretations. Todes's story of this powerful personality and extraordinary man is based upon interviews with surviving coworkers and family members (along with never-before-analyzed taped interviews from the 1960s and 1970s), examination of hundreds of scientific works by Pavlov and his coworkers, and close analysis of materials from some twenty-five archives. The materials range from the records of his student years at Riazan Seminary to the transcripts of the Communist Party cells in his labs, and from his scientific manuscripts and notebooks to his political speeches; they include revealing love letters to his future wife and correspondence with hundreds of scholars, artists, and Communist Party leaders; and memoirs by many coworkers, his daughter, his wife, and his lover. The product of more than twenty years of research, this is the first scholarly biography of the physiologist to be published in any language.

The Spirit of America Party

Author: Tom O'Donnell
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426966482
Category: Political Science
Page: 364
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Fourteen chapters will touch on the decline and fall of the American Spirit. From the defeat of our war on drugs to the greatest military defeat ever visited upon American soil 9-1-1 While politicians danced on their party platform shouting we are the strongest nation on the face of the earth. The box cutter of terror was being sharpened in a cave in the Hindu Kush. An over medicated nation preoccupied with Academy award winners that failed to hear the giant steps of fire worshipers. Osama Bin Laden has taught the Moslem world that the United States is a paper tiger and our giant war ships can be sunk by a dinghy. A Nation who has lost touch with its roots and is ripe for Europeanization. Supreme court judges who want us to be ruled by The Hague. Communism has temporarily failed in the Soviet Union but has found a wet nurse in US liberalism. The media controls the mind of many and is a willing accomplice to the lies and charades of the demoncrat party. The American military is the last shred of American decency left and has more enemies in the USA than in the world. Religion has been downsized and replaced with Oscar worship. Abortion claims two victims. The mother and the child. Both are harmed by two villains. The politician and the butcher. Special interest groups have to be driven out of the senate auction house. The largest campaign contribution in any form should not be greater than one dollar. Housewives should have to approve the budget. The three biggest killers of the spirit of America are drugs, divorce and demoncrats. The CYA, the FIB, the State department and the Pentagon all need a make over. They all failed us on 911. The first casualty should be PC lawyers. We need wartime consulters. It is not Bush's job to get Bin Laden it is theirs. Anyone who thinks that this war will not last at least ten more years is living under false pretenses. Going to Iraq has given us a forward staging area for the invasion of Iran. A great strategic move. We bypassed all the minefields from the UN to Paris to Turkey to Saudi. Soon all who witnessed the greatness of the United States will be gone and the liars will rewrite history. This book will bring you home to a God Loving Nation of Dads and Moms who kept freedom alive and snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. Never forget you are a special breed. You are an American and the spirit of America is the great spirit. The red in the banner is for blood spilled for you and me by young people who gave up all their tomorrows so we could stand together and keep the vow. You will enjoy the New York 50's humor. You will get sentimental. You will get good flashbacks. You will see this country in the eyes of one who saw how great we were. Yet poor by monetary standards but rich in children and oneness in love. We were the servants yet we were kings. We were drug free. We tried to be better. We kept the vow. We served God and country in war and peace.

Die Schmetterlingsinsel

Author: Corina Bomann
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843702446
Category: Fiction
Page: 560
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Ein Versprechen von Liebe Diana reist nach England, um den Nachlass ihrer geliebten Tante zu regeln. Zu ihrem Erbe gehört ein alter Brief, der sie auffordert, ein lang gehütetes Familiengeheimnis zu lüften. Die Spuren der Vergangenheit führen Diana bis in die Zimtgärten von Sri Lanka und zu einer unerschrockenen Liebe. Die Gärten bergen eine bittersüße Prophezeiung, die auch für Diana eine große Bedeutung bekommt. Die Reise wird ihr Leben für immer verändern. Eine einzigartige Story von Nr. 1-Bestsellerautorin Corina Bomann – zum Träumen schön.

The Works of Mr. Richard Hooker;

With a General Index: Also, Mr. Isaac Walton's Life of the Author
Author: Richard Hooker,Izaak Walton,Walter Travers
Publisher: N.A
Category: Ecclesiastical law
Page: 638
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William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States

Memorial Tributes in the Congress of the United States
Author: Senate (U S )
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160777844
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 115
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Memorial addresses and other tributes held in the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States together with memorial services in honor of William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States. Includes a brief biography. S. Doc. 109-07.

Politics Then & Now

Author: Richard R. Kennedy
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 143571198X
Category: Reference
Page: 484
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Politics from Reagan to George W. from the perspective of an old Democrat, together with updates on Obama era.