Blood And Gifts

Author: J. T. Rogers
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822226079
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Blood And Gifts from the Author: J. T. Rogers. THE STORY: My God, Russian soldiers being shot by Chinese bullets. Sometimes the world is so beautiful. It's 1981. As the Soviet army burns its way through Afghanistan, CIA operative Jim Warnock is sent to try and halt its bloody progress,

Oslo

Author: J. T. Rogers
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781559365567
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Oslo from the Author: J. T. Rogers. A politically charged drama from acclaimed playwright J.T. Rogers.

Last Best Gifts

Author: Kieran Healy
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226322386
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Last Best Gifts from the Author: Kieran Healy. More than any other altruistic gesture, blood and organ donation exemplifies the true spirit of self-sacrifice. Donors literally give of themselves for no reward so that the life of an individual—often anonymous—may be spared. But as the demand for blood and organs has grown, the value of a system that depends solely on gifts has been called into question, and the possibility has surfaced that donors might be supplemented or replaced by paid suppliers. Last Best Gifts offers a fresh perspective on this ethical dilemma by examining the social organization of blood and organ donation in Europe and the United States. Gifts of blood and organs are not given everywhere in the same way or to the same extent—contrasts that allow Kieran Healy to uncover the pivotal role that institutions play in fashioning the contexts for donations. Procurement organizations, he shows, sustain altruism by providing opportunities to give and by producing public accounts of what giving means. In the end, Healy suggests, successful systems rest on the fairness of the exchange, rather than the purity of a donor’s altruism or the size of a financial incentive.

Dps

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Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822227175
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Songs And Gifts At The Frontier

Author: Jose S. Buenconsejo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136719806
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Songs And Gifts At The Frontier from the Author: Jose S. Buenconsejo. First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Blood And Bandages

Author: Liz Coward
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781781220085
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Blood And Bandages from the Author: Liz Coward. War changes everyone and for those lucky enough to survive there can be no return to the carefree days before the hell of war broke out. William Earl was a 26 year old Chemist's Assistant working in Boots the Chemist when his call up papers arrived and his life changed forever.Joining the 214th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps as a Nursing Orderly William's role was no soft posting. He was assigned to the Field Ambulance, so followed the infantry into battle to treat and recover the wounded, often under fire, before removing them from danger.Designated a non-combatant and bound by the Geneva Convention, William's unique story bears witness to the extraordinary fortitude of the men who had to remain calm, objective and humane despite the brutalising conditions.Seeing action in North Africa and throughout the entire Italian campaign at places such as Salerno, Anzio and the Gothic Line William recalls his experiences in detail with the emotion of someone who lost many friends and was the last comforting voice to many a dying soldier.Having gone to war leaving a loving wife and new baby virtually alone to fend for themselves was a constant worry and circumstances grew worse as the years went by. Only by shutting the door on the years they were parted did they ensure the survival of their love and marriage.William is a charming, intelligent and independent man who will shortly be celebrating his 102nd birthday. Liz Coward has written his moving story with extracts from his letters home, original photographs, training manuals and official war diaries. Blood and Bandages is a very personal, honest and moving account of one man's life over 6 years of war. A war which left William asking the guilty question on many a soldiers lips: "Why did I survive when so many of my friends didn't?"

Blood And Money

Author: Thomas Thompson
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 150404326X
Size: 30.62 MB
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Blood And Money from the Author: Thomas Thompson. Edgar Award Winner: The “gripping” true story of a beautiful Texas socialite, her ambitious husband, and a string of mysterious deaths (Los Angeles Times). Joan Robinson Hill was a world-class equestrian, a glamorous member of Houston high society, and the wife of Dr. John Hill, a handsome and successful plastic surgeon. Her father, Ash Robinson, was a charismatic oil tycoon obsessed with making his daughter’s every dream come true. Rich, attractive, and reckless, Joan was one of the most celebrated women in a town infatuated with money, power, and fame. Then one morning in 1969, she fell mysteriously ill. The sordid events that followed comprise “what may be the most compelling and complex case in crime annals” (Ann Rule, bestselling author of The Stranger Beside Me). From the elegant mansions of River Oaks, one of America’s most exclusive neighborhoods, to a seedy underworld of prostitution and murder-for-hire, New York Times–bestselling author Thomas Thompson tracks down every bizarre motive and enigmatic clue to weave a fascinating tale of lust and vengeance. Full of colorful characters, shocking twists, and deadly secrets, Blood and Money is “an absolute spellbinder” and true crime masterpiece (Newsweek).

Blood And Needles

Author: Billy Lyons
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781940758534
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Blood And Needles from the Author: Billy Lyons. The last person 25-year-old junkie, Steven expected to meet was Anna Marie, an alluring stranger who turns out to be a fellow junkie . . . and a vampire. Anna Marie senses an inner steel deep inside Steven, and offers him a membership in the seductive world of The Morphia Clan, a group of vampires as devoted to using narcotics as much as they are to drinking blood. Steven soon falls in love with Anna Marie, whose vampire throne is threatened from outside forces and from within. There are hidden dangers everywhere and treachery and betrayal lie just around every corner. Soon Steven finds himself not only in a fight to save his own life but also the life of the vampire he loves.

Blood And Salt

Author: Kim Liggett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069817383X
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Blood And Salt from the Author: Kim Liggett. The last words Ash hears her mother say are, “When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in—blood and salt.” Determined to find her mother when she disappears, Ash follows her to Quivara, Kansas, the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time. Her mother is nowhere to be found, but Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the town’s history of unrequited love, murder, alchemy, and immortality. Charming traditions give way to a string of deaths. And Ash feels herself drawn to Dane, a mysterious, forbidden boy with secrets of his own. As the community prepares for a ceremony five hundred years in the making, Ash fights to save her mother, her lover, and herself. She must discover the truth about Quivara before it’s too late. Before she’s all in—blood and salt.

Blood And Daring

Author: John Boyko
Publisher: Knopf Canada
ISBN: 0307361454
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Blood And Daring from the Author: John Boyko. Blood and Daring will change our views not just of Canada's relationship with the United States, but of the Civil War, Confederation and Canada itself. In Blood and Daring, lauded historian John Boyko makes a compelling argument that Confederation occurred when and as it did largely because of the pressures of the Civil War. Many readers will be shocked by Canada's deep connection to the war--Canadians fought in every major battle, supplied arms to the South, and many key Confederate meetings took place on Canadian soil. Boyko gives Americans a new understanding of the North American context of the war, and also shows how the political climate of the time created a more unified Canada, one that was able to successfully oppose American expansion. Filled with engaging stories and astonishing facts from previously unaccessed primary sources, Boyko's fascinating new interpretation of the war will appeal to all readers of history. Blood and Daring will change our views not just of Canada's relationship with the United States, but of Confederation itself.