Anthropologist Katherine Newman offers an ethnographic examination of the fall from middle class status by Americans who thought their lives were secure. In addition to brief revisions throughout the book, chapter two of the original edition has been rewritten and the data updated with reference to studies done in the 90s. Newman has also provided a new preface and a supplementary bibliography.
Downward Mobility in the Age of Affluence
Author: Katherine S. Newman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Business & Economics
Put off by his father-in-law's boasts about his literary successes and distasteful fondness for young girls, detective inspector Charlie Peace nevertheless works to clear the man's reputation, as well as the good name of Charlie's wife, Felicity, when both are implicated in a murder. By the author of Dying Flames. 15,000 first printing.
A Novel of Suspense
Author: Robert Barnard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
When her beloved Aunt Grace is found dead on the floor of her bedroom, eleven-year-old Zoe Delaney is convinced it was murder. Determined to get to the truth of the matter, and with the help of a journal she finds under her aunt’s bed, Zoe sets out to investigate her aunt’s death. Her covert investigation, however, soon turns up evidence that her aunt, a highly regarded ethics professor at Rhode Island College, might not have been the person Zoe and others thought she was. Zoe is forced to face the possibility that, rather being an innocent victim, her Aunt Grace may have murdered several people. Should she turn her discoveries over to her parents—and the police—or destroy the evidence and save her aunt’s reputation?
Author: Judith A. Boss
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
This title examines the role and theme of the fall from grace archetype in The Crucible, Crime and Punishment, Frankenstein, Things Fall Apart, and Macbeth. It features four analysis papers that consider the fall from grace theme, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme. Critical thinking questions, sidebars highlighting and explaining each thesis and argument, and other possible approaches for analysis help students understand the mechanics of essay writing. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Author: Maryellen Lo Bosco
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Attending the funeral of his estranged father and encountering an estate of complicated legal and financial arrangements, CIA operative Adam Blaine embarks on a search for his father's killer that implicates members of his own family and reveals astonishing secrets. By the best-selling author of The Devil's Light. Reprint.
Author: Richard North Patterson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"GRACE fights the lump RISING in her throat. For a MOMENT she is LOST in thought, remembering WHAT IT HAS TAKEN to get TO THIS POINT..."Grace Cambridge is a young Black Christian with a new husband, old friends, and a shocking moral dilemma. A proverbial "cat fight" opens the story and draws you into a complex relational web. The book peels through layers of dysfunction between Grace and Trina and follows their individual, sometimes intertwining, lives to reveal how they find their way back to Christ and to each other. Grace is intelligent, determined, well-spoken yet vulnerable. You want her to be happy, you want her to succeed. Grace's Christianity isn't sugar-coated. Her faith is real and so is her life---riddled with plenty of twists, turns, and conflicts. As Grace's relationship with God is challenged she questions her identity and is faced with a life-changing decision. She deals with everyday issues, sometimes successfully; sometimes not. Grace's experiences are not much different than yours---how she handles them might be.
Author: Ryan Phillips
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
Fall from Grace started as a book about drug abuse and gradually formed into a story about a lost, adopted child who responded to the world with destruction. For some reason, and as far back as I can remember, I've always felt hard done by or resentful. Maybe it's because of the adoption, but even as a young child, I was angry and destructive. I broke everything I got, and to be honest, I behaved like a delinquent. This behavior continued and progressed until that fateful day when I first tried drugs. Drugs and alcohol became the solution to an unnamed problem, and eventually developed into a life-threatening obsession that very nearly put me six feet under. Fall from Grace is mostly factual, some of the instances are from distorted memories and in that respect, the story is as true as my memories are, and maybe that isn't the most reliable source, but hey, it's done and it's my experience of what I went through. So enjoy.
Author: Nathan Daniels
Publisher: Author House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
He Was A Good Marine So Why Was He Discharged for Misconduct? Author Michael Short tells the Story of A Marine who Endured Torture as a POW during the Vietnam War and the Pain of Being Discharged for Misconduct Years Later Paw Paw, WV—(Release Date TBD)—How did it all end up the way it did? Albert proved to be a good Marine bearing the agony and torture as a Prisoner of War (POW), but why was he given a general discharge for misconduct? Author Michael Short tells the true, gripping, and harrowing events that happened in Fall from Grace, his new book released through Xlibris. Albert was a United States Marine. As a gunnery sergeant, Albert’s moral compass had always been duty, honor, country. In 1968, he was in the TET Offensive in Hue City, Republic of South Vietnam. There were several NVA dead bodies lying near, and he was ready to fire his M-16 at any North Vietnamese soldiers running past him. But then, he felt the barrel of an AK-47 assault rifle touch the back of his head. Unadulterated fear rushed through him, and before he could look to see who had pointed the rifle at him, he felt a crushing blow to the side of his head. Consciousness left him. When he regained his senses, he had been captured by North Vietnamese soldiers. Torture began as the enemy attempted to force information from him. His cellmate was Lance Corporal Mack, who also received the same brutal physical torment. Through it all, they never gave information to their torturer. They suffered much - almost to the point of death. He was afflicted but never lost hope. He lived by the Marine Code—the Core Values. But after days of being a tortured POW, he escaped, returned to the states to learn that he had been listed as MIA. He would spend more than eighteen years as a Marine, and his “fall from grace” would be unexpected, traumatic, and extremely difficult to bear. Readers will find out what really happened as they leaf through the pages of Fall from Grace. For more information on this book, log on to www. Xlibris.com.
Author: Michael Short
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Fall from Grace is a candid, personal history of an academic physician and biotechnology executive that reflects on medicine as it was in the mid-twentieth century and chronicles the changes in society and medicine during the second half of that century. The book investigates the social revolution of those times; the scientific and technological advances that occurred; the influence of the computer and the digital revolution; the entry of corporate management into health care; and the effects of the profit motive on the care of patients. All of these have had enormous influence on the role of the physician in health care. The inadequacies, over the years, of the fee-for-service system and the consequent governmental involvement in reimbursement systems are discussed and compared with other health care payment systems around the world. The net effect of these various forces has been to benefit patients through greatly improved technology yet has caused medicine to evolve from an art form focused on personal care to a more technical exercise largely controlled by fiscal considerations. These changes also refashioned the role of the physician from healer and counselor into manager of an impersonal health care team. The book provides a view of the current state of medicine, patients, and physicians and a perspective on the future.
A Physician’s Retrospective on the Past Fifty Years of Medicine and the Impact of Social Change
Author: J. Joseph Marr, MD
They Have Feelings Too is a memorable journey into the world of veterinary practice. As a young man fresh out of the United States Navy, Howard Glaesner has a decision to make. What is he going to do with the rest of his life? Howard takes you through the hallowed university halls and into the Cal Davis's Veterinary stables to give you a glimpse of real life veterinary medicine. What happens when a staff of veterinary student are unknowingly exposed to rabies? Go into the surgery lab for large animals and follow the doctors as they prepare a highly strung black stallion for orthopedic surgery. Learn about the massive hydraulic operating tables and be in attendance as the chief surgeon operates on the stallion to stabilize a knee fracture. The new graduate with Doctor Of Veterinary Medicine behind his name chooses the specialty of small animal medicine. He finds employment as a staff veterinarian in a busy two man practice in Los Gatos, California. Glaesner is exposed to office politics for the first time and encounters the diverse personalities of the boss's domineering wife and the tottering aged father who acts a primary assistant. Howard decides to broaden his experience and moves to a large eight man practice in San Francisco. Diverse personalities abound as do conflicts. Day to day animal maladies are seen and treated. The occasional pet with an odd or truly strange injury as the two headed kitten and the convulsing falcon makes their way through the clinic's front door. Mistakes are made by veterinarians, and sometimes with hilarious results. The final episode of his career was his own one-man private practice. Howard moves his family to San Diego California where he purchases and successfully operates a veterinary hospital for 23 years. During his years of practice, Howard Glaesner meets and introduces you to a wide spectrum of four legged, two legged and even a three legged amputee pets. He reminds us that not only the pets, but the owners too come in all sizes and shapes and personalities that run the gambit from normal to scary bikers with their attack dogs. This book exposes the reader to what really happen behind the doors of a veterinary clinic. If you ever wondered what was happening to your pet during treatment and wanted to be taken step by step through orthopedic surgery, learn how dangerous junk yard dogs are handled, and how rattlesn
City Hall to Prison Walls
Author: James J. Laski
Category: Biography & Autobiography