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The Firehouse Fraternity: An Oral History of the Newark Fire Department Volume V I Changing the N F D By Neal Stoffers
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In this final book of the Firehouse Fraternity series, the changes experienced by Newark firefighters are discussed. Learn about the forces behind these changes and how men worked to bring them... More > about--or to resist them. What conflicts were experienced within the firehouse as the NFD moved through the later half of the 20th Century? What was the union’s role and how did that role evolve over the decades? What was the effect of the 1972 strike? How has each generation viewed the new kids coming on the job? It is said that the only thing that does not change is the fact that everything changes. Yet the more things change, the more they remain the same. Has technology and society really changed the NFD, or are the changes only on the surface, with the job remaining very similar to what it was like back in 1942? Read Changing the NFD and decide for yourself.< Less
The Firehouse Fraternity: An Oral History of the Newark Fire Department Volume VI Changing the NFD By Neal Stoffers
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In this final book of the Firehouse Fraternity series, the changes experienced by Newark firefighters are discussed. Learn about the forces behind these changes and how men worked to bring them... More > about--or to resist them. What conflicts were experienced within the firehouse as the NFD moved through the later half of the 20th Century? What was the union’s role and how did that role evolve over the decades? What was the effect of the 1972 strike? How has each generation viewed the new kids coming on the job? It is said that the only thing that does not change is the fact that everything changes. Yet the more things change, the more they remain the same. Has technology and society really changed the NFD, or are the changes only on the surface, with the job remaining very similar to what it was like back in 1942? Read Changing the NFD and decide for yourself.< Less
The Firehouse Fraternity: An Oral History of the Newark Fire Department Volume II Life Between Alarms By Neal Stoffers
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Read what life was like in Newark’s firehouses while waiting for the bell to hit. “Life Between Alarms” takes you into the private world of the firehouse where firemen eat, sleep,... More > drill, and do the housework (someone has to clean the place). The bonds formed last a lifetime as do the laughs (boys will be boys). Members of the NFD appointed from 1942 to 1978 talk about the daily routine of the firehouse, the responsibilities of the housed watch, the unique camaraderie shared by firefighters, studying for promotion and then adjusting to new responsibilities after being promoted, and finally the humor used by firemen to break up the monotony of waiting for the "big one." Find out what it was like to be a member of the "best men's club in the world."< Less
Voices of Maya Midwives: Oral Histories of Practicing Traditional Midwives from the Mam Region of Guatemala By Sarah Proechel
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This original field study is an oral history project that tells the stories of six traditional Maya midwives from the Mam area of Guatemala. The midwives interviewed are from in and around the town... More > of Concepcion Chiquirichapa, Guatemala. Part one explains the motivation behind this project, the methodology used, and my reflections and analysis. Part Two provides the broader context of Maya healing traditions and the issue of high maternal mortality rates in Guatemala and their relationship to midwifery care. Part Three contains the stories of six midwives who were interviewed in or near their homes in March of 2004. Part three also contains seven profiles of individual plants that are used medicinally by the midwives and women of Concepcion Chiquirichapa. There are additional profiles of the temascal (traditional Mesoamerican sweatbath) and the jabon negro (a black soap made by women in the community.)< Less
Nubes a Mi Alrededor: Oral Histories from Horizon Academy, Rikers Island [Hardcover] By Student Press Initiative
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Hot Spots and Hot Seats: An Experience of Practice in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery By John Bradley
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John Bradley takes us on his journey from the Hot Spots of the bombing of second world war to the Hot Seat as Chairman of a Health Trust in Lancashire. The journey is not always smooth. There is... More > confrontation around every corner, with Managers, Politicians, Plastic Surgeons and even Royalty. All are overcome; an arrogant General Surgeon meets his match in the last chapter. But there is also camaraderie, cooperation, innovation, friendship and humour. John’s story is a part of the history of the development of the speciality of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the second half of the twentieth century in England. Not so many years ago but in many respects a different era when trainees were almost permanently on call and a Consultant could pick up the telephone and speak to the Minister of Health. This is a part of how Oral Surgery used to be and how it got to where it is now.< Less
Yesterday’s Issues, Today’s Perspectives, Tomorrow’s Lessons: Oral Histories and New Historical Perspectives from the 10th Grade at the Academy for Young Writers By Student Press Initiative
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This book, Yesterday’s Issues, Today’s Perspectives, Tomorrow’s Lessons, revolves around eight historical events and the controversial issues and different points of view that come... More > along with them. These issues are surrounded by passionate arguments and strongly held differences of opinion. In a country where freedom of speech is so strongly valued and exercised, the fact that no two people will ever think exactly alike is obvious but can also become problematic. < Less
One Man's Tortuous Foray Into Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: One Story During the Evolution of Maxillofacial Surgery from Hospital Dentistry By Laurence Oldham
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Laurence Oldham describes his training as a dentist soon after the second world war and his practice in the Royal Air force during national Service. The tedium of General Dental Practice and... More > frustration of an unsatisfying academic job in the north of England is contrasted with the inspiration of a Rotary Foundation Fellowship in the USA and surgical practice in East Africa with committed surgical mentors. Appointed as a Consultant Dental Surgeon in 1968 Laurence Oldham widened the scope of hospital dental surgery after gaining the confidence of surgical colleagues and inviting friends to help him with operations he had not hitherto been trained to do. This is just one of many stories from his generation of how Oral and Maxillofacial practice evolved from hospital dentistry and how ambitious young surgeons developed their craft without anything approaching an adequate training by today’s standards.< Less
A History of Love By Maria Rybarczyk
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this is the oral history and autobiography of Maria Rybarczyk, a young woman who survived the holocaust of WWII and emigrated to the United States

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