The Tincture of Time: A Memoir of (Medical) Uncertainty

English | 2017 | ISBN: 110198144X | 272 Pages | EPUB | 0,5 MB

Set against the unexplained stroke of the author's newborn daughter, this stunning, unflinchingly honest memoir is an thought-provoking reflection on uncertainty in medicine and in life.
Growing up as the daughter of a dedicated surgeon, Elizabeth L. Silver felt an unquestioned faith in medicine. When her si

Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma

English | 2017 | ISBN: 0807078816 | 284 Pages | EPUB | 0,5 MB

Some of the country's most admired authors-including Andre Dubus III, Mark Doty, Marianne Leone, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Richard Blanco, Abigail Thomas, Kate Bornstein, Jerald Walker, and Kyoko Mori-describe their treks through dark memories and breakthrough moments and attest to the healing power of putting wor

Failure of Empire: Valens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century A.D.

2003 | ISBN: 0520233328 | English | 470 Pages | EPUB | 3 MB

Failure of Empire is the first comprehensive biography of the Roman emperor Valens and his troubled reign (a.d. 364-78). Valens will always be remembered for his spectacular defeat and death at the hands of the Goths in the Battle of Adrianople. This singular misfortune won him a front-row seat among history's great

W.C. Fields from the Ziegfeld Follies and Broadway Stage to the Screen: Becoming a Character Comedian (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History)

English | 2017 | ISBN: 134994985X, 9781349949854, B01MR7NYG3 | 270 Pages | PDF | 3.64 MB

This book reveals how Fields became a character comedian while performing in Broadway's most illustrious revue, the Ziegfeld Follies.As the first biography to use the recently opened Fields Papers at the Motion Picture Academy, the book explores how Fields years as a Follies entertainer p

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William II: The Red King (Penguin Monarchs)

ISBN: 0141978554 | 2015 | EPUB | 128 Pages | 15 MB

William II (1087-1100), or William Rufus, will always be most famous for his death: killed by an arrow while out hunting, perhaps through accident or perhaps murder. But, as John Gillingham makes clear in this elegant book, as the son and successor to William the Conqueror it was William Rufus who had to establish permanent Norma

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William IV: A King at Sea (Penguin Monarchs)

ISBN: 0141977205 | 2015 | EPUB | 112 Pages | 21 MB

William IV, the 'Sailor King', reigned for just seven years. Rash and impetuous as a young man, he was sent to join the navy by his father, George III, to bring him to order, but he was overpromoted at an early age and saw his years of active service marked by a series of calamities. He was also notorious for his mounting

William III & Mary II: Partners in Revolution (Penguin Monarchs)

ISBN: 014197687X | 2012 | EPUB | 112 Pages | 12 MB

William III (1689-1702) & Mary II (1689-94) (Britain's only ever 'joint monarchs') changed the course of the entire country's history, coming to power through a coup (which involved Mary betraying her own father), reestablishing parliament on a new footing and, through commiting Britain to fighting France, ini