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This intriguing scholarly biography examines the important contributions of Canada’s foremost international nurse, Lyle Creelman. Creelman parlayed her experience as a community health nurse in British Columbia into significant international appointments with two…
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In the first musicological study of Kurt Weill’s complete stage works, Stephen Hinton charts the full range of theatrical achievements by one of twentieth-century musical theater’s key figures. Hinton shows how Weill’s experiments with a range of genres—from…
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Few American military figures are more revered than General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing (1860--1948), who is most famous for leading the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. The only soldier besides George Washington to be promoted to the highest rank…

ED [sweet sixteen]

by Steven Borella

|September 18, 2016

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ED [sweet sixteen] attempts to understand Ed Leadsklnin's written works and how one man could have built the Coral Castle on his own

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Born in Malacca in 1918, Dr Goh Keng Swee reached maturity at a time when European colonialism was breathing its last. By the time this keen-eyed Malayan became self-governing Singapore's first Minister of Finance in 1959, he had made a name for himself as the…
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"Twining's book . . . chronicles the life of the Pacific Northwest timber executive from his birth in Rock Island, Illinois, through his initiation into the family business to his years at the helm of the expanding Weyerhaeuser timber empire. . . . [It] was Phil…

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A. Philip Randolph, founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, was one of the most effective black trade unionists in America. Once known as "the most dangerous black man in America," he was a radical journalist, a labor leader, and a pioneer of civil…
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The Disciples of Christ, one of the first Christian faiths to have originated in America, was established in 1832 in Lexington, Kentucky, by the union of two groups led by Alexander Campbell and Barton W. Stone. The modern churches resulting from the union are…
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Born Eileen Mary Challans in London in 1905, Mary Renault wrote six successful contemporary novels before turning to the historical fiction about ancient Greece for which she is best known. While Renault's novels are still highly regarded, her life and work have…

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Here is a who's who of business, thirty-one profiles of inventors, financiers, organizers, motivators, and gurus--a vivid, informative look at the history of management as seen through the lives of its most influential figures. We meet Eli Whitney, creator of the…

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L’existence de relations postales est généralement perçue comme un prérequis de l’essor de la diplomatie moderne. L’apparition de routes de relais sur de grandes distances, à la fin du Moyen Âge, permit tout d’abord aux diplomates de maintenir un contact régulier…
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Inspired by a vivid dream, Stephenie Meyer, a stay-at-home mom, wrote a manuscript that started a worldwide sensation that has yet to abate. In 2005 her debut novel, Twilight , crashed onto the shore of teen literature like a literary tsunami. Four books later,…