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Where Is Jack? Memoirs of an Alzheimer's Caregiver By Sarah Burakoff
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At age 80, Sarah looked forward to enjoying the “golden years” with Jack, her husband of 40 years. Unfortunately this was not to be. After episodes of surprise, disbelief,denial and... More > despair, Sarah finally had to accept the devastating truth; Jack had Alzheimer’s disease and life would never be the same again. Now began her challenging task as Jack’s caregiver. With the help of family, friends and a sympathetic social worker, she tries to make a life for herself while getting the best possible care for Jack. This loving and courageous woman recounts her experiences, heartbroken to see Jack slowly losing contact with the world around him.The episodes she describes are illuminating, sometimes sad, sometimes amusing but always difficult and frustrating. They were a challenge to her resourcefulness in working out ways to care for Jack and at the same time lead a life of her own. She could no longer share with her beloved Jack, the wonderful memories of days gone by.< Less
Mediocrates: The Lost Philosopher of Athens By Jason Childress
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Who was Mediocrates, the “lost philosopher” of Athens? Who was the old woman who prophesied at his birth, and what did she say? What was the secret hidden from Mediocrates by his own... More > mother, and why? And who was the mysterious man lurking in the shadows of Mediocrates life—the man who would one day change his destiny? Now, for the first time, biographer Jason Childress takes you behind the gilded curtain of Greece’s golden age, back to a time of splendor and sorrow, beauty and tragedy, wisdom and folly; a time when the wonders of the ancient world were still young; a time of mighty leaders and cruel tyrants, rival city-states warring for ascendancy, democracy struggling to emerge; a time when the myths and legends of Greek antiquity gave way to history. This is the story of a man time forgot, but has now remembered again: a man once deemed insignificant, but who now commands the attention of the world; a man with a unique destiny, a destiny no one--not even the gods themselves--foresaw.< Less
Mediocrates: The Lost Philosopher of Athens By Jason Childress
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Who was Mediocrates, the “lost philosopher” of Athens? Who was the old woman who prophesied at his birth, and what did she say? What was the secret hidden from Mediocrates by his own... More > mother, and why? And who was the mysterious man lurking in the shadows of Mediocrates life—the man who would one day change his destiny? Now, for the first time, biographer Jason Childress takes you behind the gilded curtain of Greece’s golden age, back to a time of splendor and sorrow, beauty and tragedy, wisdom and folly; a time when the wonders of the ancient world were still young; a time of mighty leaders and cruel tyrants, rival city-states warring for ascendancy, democracy struggling to emerge; a time when the myths and legends of Greek antiquity gave way to history. This is the story of a man time forgot, but has now remembered again: a man once deemed insignificant, but who now commands the attention of the world; a man with a unique destiny, a destiny no one--not even the gods themselves--foresaw.< Less
Voyagers and Voyeurs By Nigel Woodhead
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Travels in 19th Century France A treasure-chest from the golden age of travel writing. Annotated, humorous highlights from over 100 eye-witness travel accounts (diaries, journals, collected letters,... More > reports, travel guides) written between 1750 and 1918. English and American authors, including some of the most famous literary figures of the 18th and 19th centuries: Dickens, RL Stevenson, James Fenimore Cooper, Mark Twain, Henry James, plus an eccentric host of itinerant parsons, amateur antiquarians, well-heeled aristocrats and ladies of independent spirit. A huge read.  Long before Peter Mayle grumbled his way through A Year in Provence, or Stephen Clarke traced his slippery path through A Year in the Merde, travellers from the English-speaking world were amazed by the curious customs, the strange sights, sounds and smells of France. Complaining about the waiters, the plumbing, admiring the cheeseboards and pretty girls. < Less
How A Loser Like Me Survived the Zombie Apocalypse By Steven Bereznai
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Amazon bestselling, post-apocalyptic master Steven Bereznai ruthlessly pits a below-average Joe against a zombie horde...and his ex-girlfriend from hell. After a devastating breakup, loser Marty... More > Melon doggedly reassembles his shattered self. Confidence boosting Ted Talks, muscle-crushing kettlebell swings, and key episodes of The Golden Girls transform him from zero to b-list hero. This suicidal reject, turned pick-up artist, turned sensitive new age guy, finally has it all: a house, the quirky woman of his dreams, and abs. "F#%k you, world," he thinks with alpha confidence. “Challenge accepted,” the world replies, and everything goes to zombie crap. Will Marty make it? He’s no longer an average frustrated chump. He’s in the best mental and physical shape of his life. "Ninja" bro crush and gay-best-friend Gary is at his side. But to triumph in the end-of-days, Marty must defeat his most dangerous foe of all—the woman who broke him in the first place.< Less
Relationships By Amelia Liam
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We’re living in a golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation. In the likes of Harry Potter and Katniss... More > Everdeen, they’ve produced characters and conceits that have become the currency of our pop-culture discourse—and inspired some of our best writers to contribute to the genre. To honor the best books for young adults and children, TIME compiled this survey in consultation with respected peers such as U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt, children’s-book This also seems elementary, but I find a lot of books whose covers appeal to me that fail to convert me to a buyer because the product description falls flat. Amazon gives you 4,000 characters to write your sales copy. Use every last one of them! A two sentence plot synopsis and a nugget from your About the Author copy might be all you can come up< Less
The Rod Newkirk Collection By Rod Newkirk
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Rod Newkirk joined the K9YA Telegraph staff in September 2004 with the publication of his story, “A QSO with CRØOK.” That first, short article about a legendary Chicago gangster... More > and his predilection for Morse code set the benchmark for the 44 articles to follow. With his background in radio as both vocation and avocation Rod’s stories for the K9YA Telegraph span decades, careers and continents: from Chicago’s north side to wartime Pacific isles, from prairie farmstead to Pentagon and from state police radio operator to longtime DX editor at QST. Within these pages you will find wit and humor, drama and pathos, character studies, razor-sharp reminiscence of amateur radio’s “golden age” and some novel antenna designs With that, we introduce Rod Newkirk and his inimitable writing style to yet another generation of amateur radio operators. For more venerable hams, here is a new collection of Rod’s stories to enjoy, remember and treasure.< Less
Went to See the Gypsy By Mark Fogarty
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Now there's a second edition of Went to See the Gypsy! Are you a Baby Boomer that still rocks? Or a fan of rock’s golden era of any age? Do you remember the first vinyl record you bought? Do... More > you still play your favorite songs two or three times in a row? Then you will enjoy Went To See the Gypsy! The title is from a Dylan song about Elvis, and it evokes the journey I’ve been on since the Beatles took America by storm in 1964. My friends and I were so taken by the Beatles that we made up a fake-Beatles band with tennis racket guitars and lipsynced the songs to the neighbors at a nickel a pop! And I’ve been following the rock gypsy caravans ever since, from the British Invasion bands on AM transistor radios, to the psychedelic revolution on FM radio, to punk rock on the left of the dial, to alternative music on CDs, and all of it over again on digital!< Less
WENT TO SEE THE GYPSY By MARK FOGARTY
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WENT TO SEE THE GYPSY is a fascinating account of rock’s golden age, told by a writer who has been fascinated by its music and musicians since the Beatles invaded America. You will find in its... More > pages memories and assessments of all of the greatest rock bands, including the Beatles, the Stones, the Who, U2, the Doors, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan and the Band, AC/DC, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, and many others. You’ll also hear the author’s favorites, including Jeff Beck, Minnie Riperton, James Jamerson, Karla Bonoff, and neglected but great groups like Nazz and Spirit. In addition to being a fan, Mark Fogarty has also played in bands, recorded and performed live, and written for music publications, and he describes these experiences as well and how they added to the excitement and joy rock music has brought him over the decades. It all adds up to an amazing journey to the heart of rock and roll!< Less
SUCCESS IN THE CINEMA: Money-Making Movies and Critics' Choices By John Howard Reid
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Basically, there are three measures of success in the cinema. First off are pictures like "The Crowd" and "Applause" that achieve rave reviews and even go on to win awards, but... More > don’t recover their negative costs. Then there are the movies the critics hate, but the public enjoys. All three versions of "Back Street", for instance. Finally come the pictures everyone loves, like "From Here To Eternity" or "Sunset Boulevard". In the annals of success in Hollywood’s Golden Age, one name stands out above all others: Cecil B. DeMille. His famous pictures reviewed here include both versions of "The Buccaneer", "The Crusades", "Sign of the Cross", "The Story of Dr Wassell" and "Union Pacific". But the book also notes a DeMille "B" movie that tied up a fair amount of money but proved so unpopular it was released in some territories as a support. The book also covers some of Hollywood’s other disastrous failures, including the M-G-M movie that cost over $4 million to make and returned virtually nothing.< Less

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