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An African Rebound

An African Rebound ebook ISBN: 1611459168
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Author: Dan Doyle
Number of Pages: 480 
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It is 1989, and Jim Keating has hit absolute rock bottom. He’s lost his wife to cancer, his house to bankruptcy, and his job as a college basketball coach to what many outsiders believed to be a racially insensitive career-ending decision. He has also just about lost his mind, having slipped into a bout of serious depression. Attempting to pick up the pieces and start life over, Jim returns home to Worcester and rents a small apartment. Word gets out that the legendary Jim Keating has returned home, and everyone is eager to see him, despite what they’ve read in the news. In high school and college, Jim had been a star athlete. After a stint in the Army, he took a job as a college basketball coach. Although the teams and leagues changed over the years, Keating’s passion for basketball and commitment to the players he coached never faltered. Recognizing this, an old friend makes Jim an offer designed to help him restart his career. Soon, Jim finds himself in Burundi, Africa, where he is to create a basketball league that will bring two warring tribes—the Hutus and the Tutsis—together peacefully. These tribes have been in a civil war for years, and government officials believe one of the ways to guide them to peace is through sports. In Burundi, Jim has the chance to recommit himself to basketball, rediscover his true self, and bring peace to a nation in turmoil.

Rebound

Rebound ebook ISBN: 1328476634
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Kwame Alexander
Number of Pages: 416 
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New York Times bestseller ∙ ALA Notable Book * "An eminently satisfying story of family, recovery, and growing into manhood."—Kirkus, starred review From the New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, a dynamic novel in verse and companion to his Newbery Award-winner, The Crossover, illustrated with striking graphic novel panels. Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. In this prequel to Newbery Medal winner The Crossover, Chuck Bell takes center stage, as readers get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshiping, basketball star his sons look up to. A novel in verse with all the impact and rhythm readers have come to expect from Kwame Alexander, Rebound will go back in time to visit the childhood of Chuck "Da Man" Bell during one pivotal summer when young Charlie is sent to stay with his grandparents where he discovers basketball and learns more about his family's past.

A Bookman's Catalogue Vol. 2 M-End

A Bookman's Catalogue Vol. 2 M-End ebook ISBN: 9780774802826
Publisher: UBC Press
Author: T. Bose,R. N. Colbeck
Number of Pages: 560 
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The Colbeck collection was formed over half a century ago by the Bournemouth bookseller Norman Colbeck. Focusing primarily on British essayists and poets of the nineteenth century from the Romantic Movement through the Edwardian era, the collection features nearly 500 authors and lists over 13,000 works. Entries are alphabetically arranged by author with copious notes on the condition and binding of each copy. Nine appendices provide listings of selected periodicals, series publications, anthologies, yearbooks, and topical works.

A History of the African American People

A History of the African American People ebook ISBN: 9780814326978
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Author: James Oliver Horton,Lois E. Horton
Number of Pages: 208 
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Examines the social and communal history of African Americans from 1650 through 1995

Africville

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Publisher: HarperCollins
Author: Jeffrey Colvin
Number of Pages: 352 
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Explorant les notions d’identité, de transmission, de relations interethniques, Africville retrace sur trois générations l’histoire de la communauté noire américaine et canadienne à travers la saga familiale des Sebolt. Années 1930. Kath Ella Selbot refuse de suivre son destin tout tracé de fille de couleur et quitte Africville, village fondé par d’anciens esclaves en Nouvelle-Ecosse, afin de poursuivre ses études. Après une histoire d’amour marquée par le deuil, elle donnera naissance à un fils, Omar, qui sera rebaptisé Etienne. Années 1960. Etienne, dont la pâleur de la peau lui permet de passer pour un blanc, s’est éloigné de ses origines et vit en Alabama. Alors que le mouvement des droits civique fait rage, il n’ose y participer et reste déchiré entre ses racines noires et la peur de perdre la vie qu’il est en train de construire. Ce n’est qu’à sa mort que son fils Walter découvrira son héritage familial. Le jeune homme décide alors de retrouver ses ancêtres et de se réconcilier avec un passé marqué par la peur et la discrimination. Un roman triptyque vibrant, fruit de plus de vingt ans de recherches, qui n’est pas sans rappeler Underground Railroad, No home ou encore Les Douze tribus d’Hattie. Jeffrey Colvin aborde avec subtilité la question peu explorée du racisme intériorisé et particulièrement le thème du passing, (le fait de passer pour blanc alors que l’on est noir). À propos de l’auteur Jeffrey Colvin est né en Alabama et vit actuellement à New York. Diplômé de l’Académie Navale des États Unis et de l'université d’Harvard, et il a servi dans le corps des marines pendant cinq ans, a été conseiller au Congrès et analyste dans la publicité avant d’intégrer l'université de Columbia où il a été diplômé en création littéraire. Jeffrey Colvin est actuellement éditeur adjoint du Narrative Magazine. Africville est son premier roman.

Miss Einstein -

Miss Einstein - ebook ISBN: 2017078891
Publisher: Hachette Romans
Author: James Patterson,Chris Grabenstein,Brigitte Hébert
Number of Pages: 256 
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Maxine Einstein est une orpheline brillante. Vraiment brillante. À douze ans, elle va à l’université, a pour idole son homonyme, le célèbre Albert Einstein, et deux organisations à la recherche de petits génies veulent la recruter. Une d’entre elles tente même de l’enlever en plein cours ! Sauvée de justesse, Max doit ensuite affronter d’autres génies de son âge qui, comme elle, ont été sélectionnés. Le gagnant sera associé aux recherches scientifiques visant à préserver la planète. Max remporte le concours à sa façon : avec intelligence, discernement et originalité. Mais son plus grand défi, c’est de résister aux manipulations du Dr Zimm : il dit tout connaître de son passé. Or, Max ignore tout de ses origines.

Swaiman's Pediatric Neurology - E-Book

Swaiman's Pediatric Neurology - E-Book ebook ISBN: 0323089119
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Author: Kenneth F. Swaiman,Stephen Ashwal,Donna M Ferriero,Nina F Schor
Number of Pages: 2143 
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Swaiman’s Pediatric Neurology, by Drs. Kenneth Swaiman, Stephen Ashwal, Donna Ferriero, and Nina Schor, is a trusted resource in clinical pediatric neurology with comprehensive, authoritative, and clearly-written guidance. Extensively updated to reflect advancements in the field, this fifth edition covers new imaging modalities such as pediatric neuroimaging, spinal fluid examination, neurophysiology, as well as the treatment and management of epilepsy, ADHD, infections of the nervous system, and more. The fully searchable text is now available online at www.expertconsult.com, along with downloadable images and procedural videos demonstrating intraventricular hemorrhage and white matter injury, making this an indispensable multimedia resource in pediatric neurology. Gain a clear visual understanding from the numerous illustrations, informative line drawings, and summary tables. Tap into the expertise of an authoritative and respected team of editors and contributors. Get comprehensive coverage of all aspects of pediatric neurology with a clinical focus useful for both the experienced clinician and the physician-in-training. Access the fully searchable text online at www.expertconsult.com, along with 16 additional online-only chapters, downloadable images, videos demonstrating intraventricular hemorrhage and white matter injury, and links to PubMed. Stay current on recent developments through extensive revisions: a new chapter on paraneoplastic syndromes in children; a new section on congenital brain malformations written by leading international authorities; and another one on cutting-edge pediatric neuroscience concepts relating to plasticity, neurodegeneration of the developing brain, and neuroinflammation. Apply the latest information on diagnostic modalities, including pediatric neuroimaging, spinal fluid examination, and neurophysiology

Preventive Cardiology: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease E-Book

Preventive Cardiology: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease E-Book ebook ISBN: 1437737854
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Author: Roger Blumenthal,JoAnne Foody,Nathan D. Wong
Number of Pages: 632 
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Endorsed by the American Society for Preventive Cardiology! Preventive Cardiology - a new Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease - addresses the prevention and risk stratification of cardiovascular disease so that you can delay the onset of disease and moderate the effects and complications. Drs. Roger Blumenthal, JoAnne Foody, and Nathan Wong discuss the full range of relevant considerations, including the epidemiology of heart disease, risk assessment, risk factors, multiple risk factor-based prevention strategies, and developments in genetics and personalized medicine. This authoritative reference gives you the clinically relevant information you need for the effective prevention of cardiovascular disease. Recognize the factors for prevention and risk stratification around cardiovascular disease and effectively delay the onset of disease and moderate the effects and complications, even for individual who are genetically predisposed. Effectively navigate full range of considerations in prevention from epidemiology of heart disease, biology of atherosclerosis and myocardial infraction, risk assessment—established risk factors and emerging risk factors, multiple risk factor-based prevention strategies, and future directions—through genetics, personalized medicine, and much more. Tap into the expertise of prominent leaders in cardiovascular disease prevention with guidance from Drs. Roger Blumenthal—longtime director of the Framingham Heart Study—JoAnne Foody, and Nathan Wong. Gain a deeper understanding of the pathogenesis of disease and the rationale for management through discussions of basic science. Apply current clinical practice guidelines to ensure optimal outcomes in both primary and secondary prevention.

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
Author: Jack Salzman,David L. Smith,Cornel West
Number of Pages: 3203 
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Presents alphabetical entries that cover African American history and culture from 1619 to the present day.

Les aventures de Flora et Ulysse

Les aventures de Flora et Ulysse ebook ISBN: 1443143952
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Number of Pages: 240 
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Drôle de concours de circonstances! Un cynique rencontre un improbable superhéros dans ce nouveau roman de Kate DiCamillo. Cela commence, comme dans les meilleures histoires de superhéros, par un accident tragique qui a des conséquences inattendues. L'écureuil n'a pas vu l'aspirateur venir, mais Flora, qui se décrit elle-même comme quelqu'un de cynique et qui a lu tous les numéros de la bande dessinée De terribles choses peuvent vous arriver!, est exactement la personne qu'il faut pour secourir l'écureuil. L'auteure à succès, Kate DiCamillo, signe une histoire hilarante remplie d'excentricité et de personnages attachants dans un format entrecoupé d'illustrations en noir et blanc de K. G. Campbell. Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo. It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but selfdescribed cynic Flora, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is just the right person to step in and save him. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format - a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by up-and-coming artist K. G. Campbell. Original Title: Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

The Crossover

The Crossover ebook ISBN: 1448188210
Publisher: Random House
Author: Kwame Alexander
Number of Pages: 240 
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‘With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . . The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering’ 12-year-old Josh and his twin Jordan have basketball in their blood. They’re kings of the court, star players for their school team. Their father used to be a champion player and they each want nothing more than to follow in his footsteps. Both on and off the court, there is conflict and hardship which will test Josh’s bond with his brother. In this heartfelt novel in verse, the boys find that life doesn’t come with a play-book and it's not all about winning.

The Columbia Guide to Central African Literature in English Since 1945

The Columbia Guide to Central African Literature in English Since 1945 ebook ISBN: 0231503792
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Author: Adrian Roscoe
Number of Pages: 328 
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Columbia's guides to postwar African literature paint a unique portrait of the continent's rich and diverse literary traditions. This volume examines the rapid rise and growth of modern literature in the three postcolonial nations of Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia. It tracks the multiple political and economic pressures that have shaped Central African writing since the end of World War II and reveals its authors' heroic efforts to keep their literary traditions alive in the face of extreme poverty and AIDS. Adrian Roscoe begins with a list of key political events. Since writers were composing within both colonial and postcolonial contexts, he pays particular attention to the nature of British colonialism, especially theories regarding its provenance and motivation. Roscoe discusses such historical figures as David Livingstone, Cecil Rhodes, and Sir Harry Johnston, as well as modern power players, including Robert Mugabe, Kenneth Kaunda, and Kamuzu Banda. He also addresses efforts to create a literary-historical record from an African perspective, an account that challenges white historiographies in which the colonized was neither agent nor informer. A comprehensive alphabetical guide profiles both established and emerging authors and further illustrates issues raised in the introduction. Roscoe then concludes with a detailed bibliography recommending additional reading and sources. At the close of World War II the people of Central Africa found themselves mired in imperial fatigue and broken promises of freedom. This fueled a desire for liberation and a major surge in literary production, and in this illuminating guide Roscoe details the campaigns for social justice and political integrity, for education and economic empowerment, and for gender equity, participatory democracy, rural development, and environmental care that characterized this exciting period of development.

So Much To Tell

So Much To Tell ebook ISBN: 0670918857
Publisher: Penguin UK
Author: Valerie Grove
Number of Pages: 320 
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Kaye Webb, a journalist with no publishing experience, burst into the world of children's books in 1961 and changed the face of children's publishing forever. Her child-like enthusiasm and shrewd business mind led her to become Puffin's most successful editor and the genius behind the Puffin Club, which opened up the exciting world of authors and books to children across Britain. But whilst Kaye's professional life had worked out beautifully, her private life had been the reverse. Kaye had two husbands before her marriage to the artist Ronald Searle, and the torment of his sudden and shocking departure never left her. Yet to the outside world Kaye Webb remained passionate and unstoppable. This is the unknown story of the woman who brought the joy of books to children everywhere whilst battling the emotional pain that plagued her private life.

Le prophète au manteau vert

Le prophète au manteau vert ebook ISBN: 2374635600
Publisher: La Gibecière à Mots
Author: John Buchan
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John Buchan (1875-1940) "J’achevais de déjeuner et je bourrais ma pipe lorsqu’on me remit la dépêche de Bullivant. Ceci se passait à Furling, la grande maison de campagne du Hampshire où j’étais venu terminer ma convalescence, après la blessure reçue à Loos. Sandy, qui s’y trouvait dans les mêmes circonstances que moi, était, à ce moment précis, à la recherche de la marmelade d’oranges. Je lui jetai le télégramme qu’il parcourut en sifflant. – Eh bien ! Dick, vous voilà à la tête d’un bataillon... À moins que vous ne soyez versé dans un état-major ! Vous allez devenir un sale embusqué et vous dédaignerez les malheureux officiers de troupe ! Quand je songe à votre manière de traiter les embusqués autrefois ! Je demeurai songeur quelques instants. Le nom de Bullivant me reportait à dix-huit mois en arrière, à cet été brûlant qui précéda la guerre. Je n’avais pas revu Bullivant depuis, mais les journaux avaient souvent parlé de lui. Depuis plus d’un an, j’étais tout occupé de mon bataillon, n’ayant d’autre souci que de former de bons soldats. J’y avais assez bien réussi, et il n’y eut sûrement jamais d’homme plus fier que Richard Hannay lorsqu’il franchit les parapets des tranchées à la tête de ses Lennox Highlanders, par cette glorieuse et sanglante journée du 25 septembre. La bataille de Loos ne fut pas une partie de plaisir, et nous avions déjà connu quelques chaudes journées auparavant. Mais j’ose dire que les plus durs moments de la campagne traversés jusque-là étaient fort anodins, comparés à l’affaire à laquelle je m’étais trouvé mêlé en compagnie de Bullivant, au début de la guerre. La vue de son nom au bas de ce télégramme sembla changer toute ma manière de voir..." Angleterre 1915 : Blessé à la bataille de Loos, Dick Hannay est tranquillement en convalescence. Il est contacté par sir Bullivant qui lui propose une mission secrète et dangereuse : Que se trame-t-il en Turquie ? A lui de le découvrir au péril de sa vie...

Williams Textbook of Endocrinology E-Book

Williams Textbook of Endocrinology E-Book ebook ISBN: 1437736009
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Author: Shlomo Melmed,Kenneth S. Polonsky,P. Reed Larsen,Henry M. Kronenberg
Number of Pages: 1904 
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The latest edition of Williams Textbook of Endocrinology edited by Drs. Shlomo Melmed, Kenneth S. Polonsky, P. Reed Larsen, and Henry M. Kronenberg, helps you diagnose and treat your patients effectively with up-to-the minute, practical know-how on all endocrine system disorders. Comprehensive yet accessible, this extensively revised 12th Edition updates you on diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, thyroid disease, testicular disorders, and much more so you can provide your patients with the most successful treatments. Find scientific insight and clinical data interwoven in every chapter, reflecting advances in both areas of this constantly changing discipline, and presented in a truly accessible format. You’ll also access valuable contributions from a dynamic list of expert authors and nearly 2.000 full-color images to help you with every diagnosis. This title has everything you need to manage any and all the clinical endocrinopathies you may encounter. Rely on the one reference that integrates rapidly evolving basic and clinical science in a cohesive, user-friendly format, definitively addresses every topic in the field, and has remained a standard for more than half a century. Update your know-how and skills to diagnose and treat your patients most effectively with exhaustively revised content on diabetes, metabolic disease, thyroid cancer, fertility problems, testicular problems, weight issues, and much more. Apply reliable guidance on endocrine conditions of growing interest like hypothyroidism and testicular disorders, with dedicated new chapters that expound on the latest research findings. Overcome any clinical challenge with comprehensive and easy-to-use coverage of everything from hormone activity, diagnostic techniques, imaging modalities, and molecular genetics, to total care of the patient. Apply the latest practices with guidance from expert authors who contribute fresh perspectives on every topic.

Who You Wit'?

Who You Wit'? ebook ISBN: 0758237243
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Author: Paula Chase
Number of Pages: 256 
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Mina Mooney has a new worst enemy--her best friend. . . Summer is just around the corner, but things are already too hot to handle in Del Rio Bay. Mina's so sprung over Brian that she's having a hard time just thinking straight. So, she's not at all ready when her best friend Lizzie makes their clique swear to a year-long virginity pact. . . Now Mina and her crew are feeling way too much heat. Kelly is glad to take things slow with cute jock Greg--but ex-hustler Angel isn't about to let her go drama-free. For Jacinta, a missed period and Raheem planning "their" future together is promising nothing but trouble. And when Lizzie finds out Mina has "betrayed" the pact, it's a head-to-head, no-holds-barred showdown that could say hasta la vista to the clique for good. Fresh, funny, and always on-point, Who You Wit'? is all about choosing sides when things get all too real.

My Life Matters

My Life Matters ebook ISBN: 2016273887
Publisher: Hachette Romans
Author: Jay Coles,Brigitte Hébert
Number of Pages: 260 
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« Je n’oublierai jamais Tyler. Je ne veux pas que le reste du monde l’oublie non plus. » Marvin Jonhson, 17 ans, est un excellent élève qui fait tout pour éviter les ennuis. Mais quand on est noir dans une Amérique de blancs, les ennuis ne sont jamais loin. Lorsque Tyler, son frère jumeau, va à une soirée organisée par un gang du quartier, Marvin l’accompagne, avec la ferme intention de veiller sur lui. Soudain, c’est le chaos. Descente de police, coups de feu. Marvin perd son frère dans la panique. Le lendemain matin, Tyler n’est toujours pas à la maison. Aucune nouvelle de lui. Lentement, la réalité s’impose : il a disparu. Pendant les jours qui suivent, Marvin et sa mère cherchent Tyler sans relâche. Jusqu’à ce qu’on leur annonce que le corps de Tyler a été retrouvé. Mais la vidéo qui tourne sur le web raconte une histoire encore plus glaçante : Tyler a été abattu par un policier, alors qu’il essayait de rentrer chez lui. Après ce drame, les réseaux sociaux s’emparent de l’histoire. Marvin semble être le seul à ne pas oublier que Tyler était plus qu’un fait divers...

Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia E-Book

Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia E-Book ebook ISBN: 1437703593
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Author: Joel A. Kaplan,David L. Reich,Steven N. Konstadt
Number of Pages: 1216 
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Optimize perioperative outcomes with Kaplan’s Cardiac Anesthesia! Dr. Joel L. Kaplan and a host of other authorities help you make the best use of the latest techniques and navigate your toughest clinical challenges. Whether you are administering anesthesia to cardiac surgery patients or to cardiac patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery, you’ll have the guidance you need to avoid complications and ensure maximum patient safety. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices. Update your understanding of cardiovascular and coronary physiology, and the latest advances in molecular biology and inflammatory response mechanisms. Master the newest approaches to perioperative assessment and management, including state-of-the art diagnostic techniques. Tap into the latest knowledge about 2D and 3D transesophageal echocardiography, anesthesia delivery for minimally invasive/robotic cardiac surgery, assist devices and artificial hearts, cardiac pacing, cardiac resynchronization therapy, ablation techniques, and more. Access the complete contents online at Expert Consult, plus additional online-only features including an ECG atlas...videos that demonstrate 2-D and 3-D TEE techniques in real time...and an Annual Year End Highlight from the Journal of Cardiovascular Anesthesia that’s posted each February. Clearly visualize techniques with over 800 full-color illustrations.