London

London
Author: Charles Knight
Publisher:
Total Pages: 918
Release: 1841
Genre: London (England)
ISBN:

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T.P.'s Weekly

T.P.'s Weekly
Author:
Publisher:
Total Pages: 876
Release: 1906
Genre: British periodicals
ISBN:

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Collier's Once a Week

Collier's Once a Week
Author:
Publisher:
Total Pages: 762
Release: 1902
Genre:
ISBN:

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The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2009-10-13
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0061804819

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New York Times Bestseller • Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize • An Oprah's Book Club Selection “Powerful . . . [Kingsolver] has with infinitely steady hands worked the prickly threads of religion, politics, race, sin and redemption into a thing of terrible beauty.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review The Poisonwood Bible, now celebrating its 25th anniversary, established Barbara Kingsolver as one of the most thoughtful and daring of modern writers. Taking its place alongside the classic works of postcolonial literature, it is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in Africa. The story is told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from garden seeds to Scripture—is calamitously transformed on African soil. The novel is set against one of the most dramatic political chronicles of the twentieth century: the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium, the murder of its first elected prime minister, the CIA coup to install his replacement, and the insidious progress of a world economic order that robs the fledgling African nation of its autonomy. Against this backdrop, Orleanna Price reconstructs the story of her evangelist husband's part in the Western assault on Africa, a tale indelibly darkened by her own losses and unanswerable questions about her own culpability. Also narrating the story, by turns, are her four daughters—the teenaged Rachel; adolescent twins Leah and Adah; and Ruth May, a prescient five-year-old. These sharply observant girls, who arrive in the Congo with racial preconceptions forged in 1950s Georgia, will be marked in surprisingly different ways by their father's intractable mission, and by Africa itself. Ultimately each must strike her own separate path to salvation. Their passionately intertwined stories become a compelling exploration of moral risk and personal responsibility.

Which Country Has the World's Best Health Care?

Which Country Has the World's Best Health Care?
Author: Ezekiel J. Emanuel
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-06-16
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 1541797728

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The preeminent doctor and bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel is repeatedly asked one question: Which country has the best healthcare? He set off to find an answer. The US spends more than any other nation, nearly $4 trillion, on healthcare. Yet, for all that expense, the US is not ranked #1 -- not even close. In Which Country Has the World's Best Healthcare? Ezekiel Emanuel profiles eleven of the world's healthcare systems in pursuit of the best or at least where excellence can be found. Using a unique comparative structure, the book allows healthcare professionals, patients, and policymakers alike to know which systems perform well, and why, and which face endemic problems. From Taiwan to Germany, Australia to Switzerland, the most inventive healthcare providers tackle a global set of challenges -- in pursuit of the best healthcare in the world.

The Wild Ass's Skin

The Wild Ass's Skin
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Publisher:
Total Pages: 318
Release: 1908
Genre: France
ISBN:

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