Hard Times

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039328817X
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Hard Times from the Author: Charles Dickens.

Hard Times In Paradise

Author: William G. Robbins
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295803312
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Hard Times In Paradise from the Author: William G. Robbins. Blessed with vast expanses of virgin timber, a good harbor, and a San Francisco market for its lumber, the Coos Bay area once dubbed itself "a poor man's paradise." A new Prologue and Epilogue by the author bring this story of gyppo loggers, longshoremen, millwrights, and whistle punks into the twenty-first century, describing Coos Bay�s transition from timber town to a retirement and tourist community, where the site of a former Weyerhaeuser complex is now home to the Coquille Indian Tribe�s The Mill Casino.

Hard Times For Jake Smith

Author: Aileen Kilgore Henderson
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
ISBN: 9781571316493
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Hard Times For Jake Smith from the Author: Aileen Kilgore Henderson. In 1935 Alabama, when twelve-year-old MaryJake is abandoned by her financially-strapped parents and told to walk to the house of unknown relatives, she dresses like a boy and joins the household of an old widow before discovering secrets about her own family.

Hard Times In Red Grape Secrets In Small Town California Are Hard To Keep

Author: Donna Barkley Fleming
Publisher: CCB Publishing
ISBN: 1771431873
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Hard Times In Red Grape Secrets In Small Town California Are Hard To Keep from the Author: Donna Barkley Fleming. Hard Times in Red Grape uncovers the truth and lies beneath the surface of the perfect small town just south of Napa, California. Surrounded by vineyards, Red Grape is the perfect get away. And, everyone seems to show up there including old boyfriends. The picture perfect town has its share of trouble with rising water rates, water rationing, overbuilding, a corrupt city council and too many developers. At the center of the novel are Brad and Helen Elsen who have been married for seven years, but have yet to have children. Brad is a successful CPA with a thriving business in Napa. His wife Helen is a nervous housewife trying to keep her readers interested in a colorful cooking blog. Her marriage to Brad is not perfect but there are secrets. Kate is the colorful local neighborhood gossip who secretly writes under a penname for the local paper, The Grape Leaf. And, a corrupt mayor, Beau Geyser is getting rich on contractor and developer contributions. Behind it all is the struggling state of California running out of water during a serious drought. Who has secrets in Red Grape? Everyone living in this perfect little suburban town. A page turning combination to enjoy with a glass of Napa Red Zinfandel.

Hard Times

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141920068
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Hard Times from the Author: Charles Dickens. Penguin Classics e-books give you the best possible editions of Charles Dickens's novels, including useful and informative introductions, the definitive, accurate text as it was meant to be published, a chronology of Dickens's life and notes that fill in the background to the book. In Hard Times Coketown is dominated by the figure of Mr Thomas Gradgrind, school headmaster and model of Utilitarian success. Feeding both his pupils and family with facts, he bans fancy and wonder from any young minds. As a consequence his obedient daughter Louisa marries the loveless businessman and 'bully of humanity' Mr Bounderby, and his son Tom rebels to become embroiled in gambling and robbery. And, as their fortunes cross with those of free-spirited circus girl Sissy Jupe and victimized weaver Stephen Blackpool, Gradgrind is eventually forced to recognize the value of the human heart in an age of materialism and machinery.

Overcoming Social Anxiety And Shyness 1st Edition

Author: Gillian Butler
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849011753
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Overcoming Social Anxiety And Shyness 1st Edition from the Author: Gillian Butler. A Books on Prescription Title Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness is a self-help manual for this common problem, which explains why it happens and sets out practical methods of resolving it. Don't let shyness ruin your life Everyone feels foolish, embarrassed, judged or criticised at times, but this becomes a problem when it undermines your confidence and prevents you from doing what you want to do. At its most extreme, shyness can be crippling but it is easily treated using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Using real-life examples, Professor Gillian Butler sets out a practical, easy-to-use self-help course which will be invaluable for those suffering from all degrees of social anxiety. Indispensable for those affected by shyness and social anxiety Excellent resource for therapists, psychologists and doctors Contains a complete self-help program and work sheets

The Making Of Addiction

Author: Ms Louise Foxcroft
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409479846
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The Making Of Addiction from the Author: Ms Louise Foxcroft. What does drug addiction mean to us? What did it mean to others in the past? And how are these meanings connected? In modern society the idea of drug addiction is a given and commonly understood concept, yet this was not always the case in the past. This book uncovers the original influences that shaped the creation and the various interpretations of addiction as a disease, and of addiction to opiates in particular. It delves into the treatments, regimes, and prejudices that surrounded the condition, a newly emerging pathological entity and a form of 'moral insanity' during the nineteenth century. The source material for this book is rich and surprising. Letters and diaries provide the most moving material, detailing personal struggles with addiction and the trials of those who cared and despaired. Confessions of shame, deceit, misery and terror sit alongside those of deep sensual pleasure, visionary manifestations and blissful freedom from care. The reader can follow the lifelong opium careers of literary figures, artists and politicians, glimpse a raw underworld of hidden drug use, or see the bleakness of urban and rural poverty alleviated by daily doses of opium. Delving into diaries, letters and confessions this book exposes the medical case histories and the physician's mad, lazy, commercial, contemptuous, desperate, altruistic and frustrated attempts to deal with drug addiction. It demonstrates that many of the stigmatising prejudices arose from false 'facts' and semi-mythical beliefs and thus has significant implications, not only for the history of addiction, but also for how we view the condition today.