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Kay Francis: A Passionate Life and Career
Lynn Kear
0786423668
January 2006
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Book Description
Kay Francis came of age in the Roaring Twenties and relished the era’s hedonistic pursuits. Her career as an actress was launched at the same time, and before her death in 1968, she had appeared on many theater stages, in more than 60 films, on radio, in USO tours, as a model, and on television. The tall, stylish actress had a husky voice and dark beauty that was striking on film. Despite her financial success, relaxed morals, and life as a socialite, the millionaire actress shunned luxuries such as limousines and sprawling estates popular among Hollywood elite. The actress who, insisted she wanted to be forgotten, left behind scrapbooks, boxes of memorabilia and detailed diaries. These rich resources help provide an exhaustive look at the life of one of Hollywood’s most intriguing early stars. ...


The Western Isles of Scotland
Francis Thompson
156663377X
Dec 1988
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ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life
Judith Kolberg
1583913580
August 2002
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Book Description
... is a long overdue response to the needs of adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. It deals directly and exclusively with the greatest challenge that adults with AD/HD face....

Book Info
Consumer text focuses on the particular dilemmas and challenges of adults with ADD. Provides organizational skills for life, allowing energy to be focused on strengths, rather than disorder, through the use of humor and compassion. Softcover.


Sam Stars at Shakespeare's Globe
Pauline Francis
1845074068
July 2006
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Book Description
When Samuel discovers the Globe Theatre, he longs to work for the greatest writer in England. Impressed by the boy's pluck, Master Shakespeare agrees to employ him. One by one, Samuel plays Cobweb, then the grandson of Coriolanus, then a young Roman boy in Julius Caesar. But Master Shakespeare says he is still not ready to play the part he wants most: Juliet. Then one day, Sam gets a lucky break. But has he got what it takes to be one of the finest players in all of England? This vivid historical tale re-creates Shakespeare in his setting and explores the fascinating convention of boys playing girls’ parts in 16th-century England.


The Immune System
Peter Parham
0815340931
May 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Clinical Immunology 113(3):345-6, 2004
...Appealing and relevant for those students who approach the study of the immune system through a clinical lens...

Review
...Appealing and relevant for those students who approach the study of the immune system through a clinical lens, including students of medicine, pharmacology, midwifery, or nursing; it would also be appropriate in an introductory immunology course..113(3):345-6–Clinical Immunology, 2004

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Paradoxes of Fame
Sam Meyer
1885457065
Sept 1995
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Simeon Chamber
Steve Martini
0515113719
April 1994
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
If one can be cheerfully jaded, Sam Bogardus, attorney-at-law, fits the bill in this intriguing first novel by Martini, a lawyer himself. Using his professional skills to authenticate the slick plot, he captures the reader's attention in a chilling prologue to this provocative murder mystery set in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bogardus is the law partner of his former lover, though the relationship is now platonic. Bored, he takes on elegant Jennifer Davies as a client. She has fallen heir to an ancient, valuable document belonging to her father, which surfaced 33 years after he mysteriously disappeared in a 1942 Navy blimp crash. When Bogardus discovers the literary legacy is probably an excerpt from lost diaries of 16th century explorer Sir Francis Drake, word of the find leaks out and the net closes on Davies...


Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon
1891475169
Feb 1999
Hardcover
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Flynn's World
Gregory McDonald
0375713581
July 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Edgar winner Mcdonald (Fletch, etc.) resurrects minor series character Francis Xavier Flynn, after almost two decades, in a lightweight comic quasi-mystery. "Inspector" Flynn is just the cover identify for a mysterious spy believed dead by most players in the espionage game. Comfortably ensconced in Boston with his poet wife and their five children, Flynn makes almost no effort to sustain his pretense, so that even his slow-witted partner can pick up the anomalies of a man who takes off from work five times to attend his mother's funeral and twice for appendix removal. Flynn pursues three puzzles simultaneously: the nailing to a tree of the ear of his daughter's wrestler boyfriend, a bizarre pattern of harassment directed at an aging but once well-respected Harvard humanities professor, and the odd arrest record...


How to Overcome Premature Ejaculation
Kaplan Helen Singer
0876305427
January 1989
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From Library Journal
Kaplan, author of The New Sex Therapy: Active Treatment of Sexual Dysfunctions (Brunner/Mazel, 1974) and director of the Human Sexuality Program at New York Hospital, emphasizes sensory awareness and partner cooperation in this straightforward self-help guide. The step-by-step, progressive sexual exercises (supplemented by a few superfluous drawings) occupy a mere 18 pages of the text; the bulk of the work details how the reader might serve as his own therapist, recognizing problems when the method seems ineffectual due to "errors and resistances." In simple language, Kaplan guides the reader, emphasizing the high degree of self-cure success with this problem. The only work available that deals exclusively with premature ejaculation, it should prove a useful addition to self-help collections.- Robert Aken, Univ. of...


The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order
Francis Fukuyama
0684865777
June 2000
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Book Review
Francis Fukuyama cements his reputation as a wide-ranging public intellectual with this big-think book on social order and human nature. Following his earlier successes (The End of History and the Last Man and Trust), Fukuyama argues that civilization is in the midst of a revolution on a par with hunter-gatherers learning how to farm or agricultural societies turning industrial. He finds much to celebrate in this cultural, economic, and technological transformation, but "with all the blessings that flow from a more complex, information-based economy, certain bad things also happened to our social and moral life." Individualism, for example, fuels innovation and prosperity, but has also "corroded virtually all forms of authority and weakened the bonds holding families, neighborhoods, and nations together." Yet this is not a...


Finding Perfect Joy with St. Francis of Assisi: 30 Reflections
Kerry S. Walters
1569553203
April 2002
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Book Description
The whole world’s looking for happiness. But few seem to find it. And no wonder--they can’t even agree about where to look for it. Some think we can find happiness by seeking pleasure. Others claim that to be happy, we have to look out for Number One. Still others insist that we need to own more and more "stuff" if we ever want to find true happiness. Amid so much confusion, one voice pierces through the clamor about the pursuit of happiness and speaks instead about finding "perfect joy"--St. Francis of Assisi. This thirteenth-century Italian friar sought for contentment as a restless youth, but for years he sought in vain. When at last he uncovered the path to joy, it lay in a direction he had never dreamed of. What did this saint discover? Here are thirty reflections on what Francis has to teach us all...


Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation
Gilles Deleuze
0816643423
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Translated and with an Introduction by Daniel W. Smith
 Afterword by Tom Conley 

Gilles Deleuze had several paintings by Francis Bacon hanging in his Paris apartment, and the painter’s method and style as well as his motifs of seriality, difference, and repetition influenced Deleuze’s work. This first English translation shows us one of the most original and important French philosophers of the twentieth century in intimate confrontation with one of that century’s most original and important painters. 

In considering Bacon, Deleuze offers implicit and explicit insights into the origins and development of his own philosophical and aesthetic ideas, ideas that represent a turning point in his intellectual trajectory. First published in French in 1981, Francis Bacon...


Body Silent
Robert Francis Murphy
0393320421
January 1990
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The author, a well-known cultural and field anthropologist at Columbia University, was diagnosed as having an incurable spinal cord tumor in 1976 at age 52. He is now essentially paralyzed from the neck down. Within this frameworkin which his physical self of locomotion and effect loses all functionhe relates his own odyssey into "selfhood and sentiment." Far more than a bittersweet first-person account of chronic illness, this is a masterfully written examination of the role of the disabled in society. The author draws upon the relevant literature, history, sociology, anthropology, and psychology as a basis for his views and his means of coping. This powerful and eye-opening commentary is highly recommended for social scientists, health care personnel, and informed and interested laypersons. Mark L. Dembert, M.D.,...

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