Lawdog

Author: J. Lee Butts
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781587241642
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A Bad Day To Die

Author: J. Lee Butts
Publisher: Berkley Pub Group
ISBN: 9780425199152
Size: 76.84 MB
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Lucius Dodge, now a renowned and feared Texas Ranger, revisits his life before he fought side-by-side with Deputy U.S. Marshal Hayden Tilden when he exacted his own brand of justice, without a badge, on the hired killers responsible for murdering his father and brother. Original.

Fads And Fallacies In The Name Of Science

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486131629
Size: 69.23 MB
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Fair, witty appraisal of cranks, quacks, and quackeries of science and pseudoscience: hollow earth, Velikovsky, orgone energy, Dianetics, flying saucers, Bridey Murphy, food and medical fads, and much more.

Making Publics Making Places

Author: Mary Griffiths
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
ISBN: 1925261433
Size: 51.42 MB
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This book focuses on the surprising generative possibilities which digital and smart technologies offer media consumers, citizens, institutions and governments in making publics and places, across topics as diverse as Twitter audiences, rural news, the elasticity of the public sphere, Weibo, cultural heritage and responsive spaces in smart cities. Multidisciplinary perspectives engage with critical questions in new media scholarship. General readers, curious about how technologies are enabling social, public and civic participation, will enjoy the book’s mix of fresh approaches and insights.

The Future Of Nursing

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309208955
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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

The Captive S Quest For Freedom

Author: R. J. M. Blackett
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108311105
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This magisterial study, ten years in the making by one of the field's most distinguished historians, will be the first to explore the impact fugitive slaves had on the politics of the critical decade leading up to the Civil War. Through the close reading of diverse sources ranging from government documents to personal accounts, Richard J. M. Blackett traces the decisions of slaves to escape, the actions of those who assisted them, the many ways black communities responded to the capture of fugitive slaves, and how local laws either buttressed or undermined enforcement of the federal law. Every effort to enforce the law in northern communities produced levels of subversion that generated national debate so much so that, on the eve of secession, many in the South, looking back on the decade, could argue that the law had been effectively subverted by those individuals and states who assisted fleeing slaves.

Madness

Author: Petteri Pietikäinen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317484444
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Madness: A History is a thorough and accessible account of madness from antiquity to modern times, offering a large-scale yet nuanced picture of mental illness and its varieties in western civilization. The book opens by considering perceptions and experiences of madness starting in Biblical times, Ancient history and Hippocratic medicine to the Age of Enlightenment, before moving on to developments from the late 18th century to the late 20th century and the Cold War era. Petteri Pietikäinen looks at issues such as 18th century asylums, the rise of psychiatry, the history of diagnoses, the experiences of mental health patients, the emergence of neuroses, the impact of eugenics, the development of different treatments, and the late 20th century emergence of anti-psychiatry and the modern malaise of the worried well. The book examines the history of madness at the different levels of micro-, meso- and macro: the social and cultural forces shaping the medical and lay perspectives on madness, the invention and development of diagnoses as well as the theories and treatment methods by physicians, and the patient experiences inside and outside of the mental institution. Drawing extensively from primary records written by psychiatrists and accounts by mental health patients themselves, it also gives readers a thorough grounding in the secondary literature addressing the history of madness. An essential read for all students of the history of mental illness, medicine and society more broadly.

A Town Afraid

Author: Jack Ballas
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440623776
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Bill Tenery arrives in the town of Elkhorn looking to wet his whistle and hit the hay. Unfortunately, his first impression is not a good one. Mistaking him for a notorious gunslinger, some outlaws decide to take him out. But Tenery lives up to his false reputation, out-shooting two of his assailants—only to be wounded by a third. Finding sanctuary at the Saddle Horn Ranch, Tenery falls under the care of its proprietress, Penny Horn. She needs his help defending her home from the outlaws’ leader, who will stop at nothing to take her land. With the townsfolk scared to death of the menacing posse, Tenery finds himself taking a stand on behalf of a community desperately in need of a man without fear.

Nate Coffin S Revenge

Author: J. Lee Butts
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440620075
Size: 55.54 MB
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When a Texas badman winds up on the wrong side of the bullet, Lucius Dodge and the black-haired angel who saved his life find themselves with a bounty on their heads. They can either stay put and wait for death-or fight back.