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A Wonderful Stroke of Luck

By Janet R. Douglas
  • ISBN Code: : 1480866024
  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Pages : 316
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 278
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : a-wonderful-stroke-of-luck.pdf

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When an occupational therapist suffers a massive stroke while attending a wedding in her native England, she can’t believe it. Janet R. Douglas emerges from a coma weeks later at a Chicago hospital where she once worked. Her left side is totally paralyzed, her eyesight impaired, her memory and identity lost. Trapped in the present, she finds herself talking in German even though she has seldom spoken the language since high school. With no understanding of the severity of her problems, she resists therapy, thinking she doesn’t need it. Despite all odds, she returns to her high-powered job only to find herself cast adrift by a corporate reorganization. With time on her hands, she carries out her own research to find out how damage to one specific part of the brain affects behavior. From the perspective of both therapist and patient, Douglas explains the impact of stroke, how it makes the simplest tasks difficult, and how the visible disabilities it causes are just the tip of the iceberg. Join Douglas on a decade-long quest to recapture her identity so she can once again enjoy family, work, and travel in A Wonderful Stroke of Luck.

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  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 892
  • Pdf File: the-shockwave-rider.pdf

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He was the most dangerous fugitive alive, but he didn't exist! Nickie Haflinger had lived a score of lifetimes . . . but technically he didn't exist. He was a fugitive from Tarnover, the high-powered government think tank that had educated him. First he had broken his identity code - then he escaped. Now he had to find a way to restore sanity and personal freedom to the computerised masses and to save a world tottering on the brink of disaster. He didn't care how he did it . . . but the government did. That's when his Tarnover teachers got him back in their labs . . . and Nickie Haflinger was set up for a whole new education! First published in 1975.

A Second Chance At Love Boxed Set

By Antoinette Stockenberg
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  • Publisher : Antoinette Stockenberg
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 810
  • Pdf File: a-second-chance-at-love-boxed-set.pdf

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David Bohm: Causality and Chance, Letters to Three Women

By Chris Talbot
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319554921
  • Total of Pages : 446
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 141
  • Pdf File: david-bohm.pdf

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The letters transcribed in this book were written by physicist David Bohm to three close female acquaintances in the period 1950 to 1956. They provide a background to his causal interpretation of quantum mechanics and the Marxist philosophy that inspired his scientific work in quantum theory, probability and statistical mechanics. In his letters, Bohm reveals the ideas that led to his ground breaking book Causality and Chance in Modern Physics. The political arguments as well as the acute personal problems contained in these letters help to give a rounded, human picture of this leading scientist and twentieth century thinker.

Different Bodies

By Marja Evelyn Mogk
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476606218
  • Total of Pages : 284
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 596
  • Pdf File: different-bodies.pdf

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This collection of 19 new essays by 21 authors from the United States, the UK, Canada, Australia and India focuses on contemporary film and television (1989 to the present) from those countries as well as from China, Korea, Thailand and France. The essays are divided into two parts. The first includes critical readings of narrative film and television. The second includes contributions on documentaries, biopics and autobiographically-informed films. The book as a whole is designed to be accessible to readers new to disability studies while also contributing significantly to the field. An introduction gives background on disability studies and appendices provide a filmography and a list of suggested reading.

Watching Communism Fail

By Gary Berkovich
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 078645234X
  • Total of Pages : 314
  • Category : History
  • Members : 314
  • Pdf File: watching-communism-fail.pdf

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In this memoir, architect Gary Berkovich describes life growing up Jewish in the Soviet Union, forced relocation to Siberia, and eventual emigration. The book covers World War II and the author’s family, as well as the war’s effects on a young teenager indoctrinated by Soviet propaganda. He recounts his education and rise as an architect, schooled in the Soviet Constructivist movement, and the concurrent evolution of his Jewish identity. Later chapters describe Siberia, an often homeless existence in 1960s Moscow, anti–Semitism, problems associated with nonconformity in the U.S.S.R., the K.G.B., and the events leading to immigration to the United States. The author’s story is recounted alongside the stories of his family members and associates.

A Country Girl’s Heart

By Dena Blake
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  • Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
  • Book Code : 1635551358
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 564
  • Pdf File: a-country-girl-s-heart.pdf

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Kat Jackson is successful despite her estrangement from her parents and the loss of her wife. She’s resigned to live alone while struggling to maintain her dream ranch. When she falls for weekend cowgirl DJ Callahan, she soon fears all she knows to be true may be a cruel façade developed for her own protection. DJ Callahan is a corporate lawyer who lives in the moment, never limiting herself to any one relationship. When DJ arrives at the Jumpin’ J Ranch, she has no plans to become involved with Kat, let alone open the door to her own past, which bubbles just below the surface, threatening to destroy her entire existence as a “big city lawyer.” Having everything she could ever want in life, twice, is something Kat never expected. When she gets a second chance at love, following her heart will prove the hardest decision of all.