♥ Book Title : Smoke Signals
☯ Full Synopsis : "The best-selling co-author of Acid Dream traces the dramatic social history of marijuana from its origins and its emergence in the 1960s culture wars through the 1996 legalization of medicinal marijuana in California, profiling the multibillion-dollar marijuana industry and how it is reshaping health care. 35,000 first printing."Article| Martin A. Lee| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Acid Dreams
☯ Full Synopsis : "“An engrossing account” of the history of LSD, the psychedelic 1960s, and the clandestine mind games of the CIA (William Burroughs). Beginning with the discovery of LSD in 1943, this “monumental social history of psychedelia” tracks the most potent drug known to science—from its use by the government during the paranoia of the Cold War to its spill-over into a revolutionary antiestablishment recreation during the Vietnam War—setting the stage for one of the great ideological battles of the decade (The Village Voice). In the intervening years, the CIA launched a massive covert research program in the hope that LSD would serve as an espionage weapon; psychiatric pioneers came to believe that acid would shed light on the perplexing problems of mental illness; and a new generation of writers and artists in countercultural transition sought to break the “mind-forged manacles” of a new generation in rebellion—among them, Timothy Leary, Ken Kesey, the Beatles, Allen Ginsberg, William Mellon Hitchcock, and Abbie Hoffman. Painting an indelible portrait of an unforgettable era and using startling information obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Acid Dreams also exposes one of the most bizarre, shocking, and often tragic episodes in American history. “An important historical synthesis of the spread and effects of a drug that served as a central metaphor for an era.” —John Sayles “Marvelously detailed . . . loaded with startling revelations.” —Los Angeles Daily News"Article| Martin A. Lee, Bruce Shlain| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Beast Reawakens
☯ Full Synopsis : "First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."Article| Martin A. Lee| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Unreliable Sources
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Committed, eloquent writings that plumb teh psychological and political complexities of mass-mediated experience." --San Francisco Chronicle "An essential text." --Utne Reader "More than helping to detect bias, "Unreliable Sources" tells the stories behind the stories called news. It should help build a national constituency for liberating media from all major constraints-- corporate as well as governmental." --George Gerbner, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Communications, The Annenberg School for Communications "You gotta love these guys. Not only have Lee and Solomon written a timely consumer primer on conservative bias in reporting, they've done it with humor." --Washington Journalism Review A vital handbook for deciphering widespread media bias. "Unreliable Sources" dissects news coverage of a wide range of issues-- taxes, the Persian Gulf, social security, abortion, drugs, environmental pollution, U.S.-Soviet relations, terrorism, the Third World-- and exposes the key stories that have been censored or glossed over by major media."Article| Martin A. Lee| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Turning Bones
☯ Full Synopsis : "Using scant historical and personal records as a starting place, the author recreates the lives of his great-grandparents-farmers who traveled West to settle in Illinois-reconstructing six generations of family history in the process. (Biography)"Article| Lee Martin| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Bright Forever
☯ Full Synopsis : "On an evening like any other, nine-year-old Katie Mackey, daughter of the most affluent family in a small town on the plains of Indiana, sets out on her bicycle to return some library books. This simple act is at the heart of The Bright Forever, a suspenseful, deeply affecting novel about the choices people make that change their lives forever. Keeping fact, speculation, and contradiction playing off one another as the details unfold, author Lee Martin creates a fast-paced story that is as gripping as it is richly human. His beautiful, clear-eyed prose builds to an extremely nuanced portrayal of the complicated give and take among people struggling to maintain their humanity in the shadow of a loss. Reminiscent of books such as The Little Friend and The Lovely Bones, but most memorable for its own perceptions and power, The Bright Forever is a compelling and emotional tale about the human need to know even the hardest truth. A Featured Alternate of the Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club, and Book-of-the-Month Club Also available as a Books on Tape AudioBook and an eBook"Article| Lee Martin| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Quakertown
☯ Full Synopsis : "In Quakertown, Lee Martin travels back in time to 1920s Texas to tell the story of a flourishing black community that was segregated from its white brethren--and of the remarkable gardener who was asked to do the unimaginable. Based on the true story of a shameful episode in north Texas history, Quakertown draws on the rich texture of the South--the Pecan Creek running along the edges of Quakertown, the remarkable and rare white lilac, and the rising tensions marking each nod and greeting. With strength and a deep wisdom of heart, Martin carves out the delicate story of two families--one white and one black--and the child whose birth brought a gift of forgiveness. Suffused with Martin's deep compassion and profound humanity, Quakertown is an unforgettable novel from a master of American prose."Article| Lee Martin| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Palgrave Handbook of Creativity at Work
☯ Full Synopsis : "This Handbook provides authoritative up-to-date scholarship and debate concerning creativity at work, and offers a timely opportunity to re-evaluate our understanding of creativity, work, and the pivotal relationship between them. Far from being a new arrival on the scene, the context of work has always been a place shaped and sharpened by creativity, as well as a site that determines, where, when, how, and for whom creativity emerges. Structured in four parts – Working with Creativity (the present); Putting Creativity to Work (in an organizational context); Working in the Creative Industries (creative labour); and Making Creativity Work (the future) – the Handbook is an inspirational learning resource, helping us to work with creativity in innovative ways. Providing a cutting edge, interdisciplinary, diverse, and critical collection of academic and practitioner insights, this Handbook ultimately conveys a message of hope: if we take better care of creativity, our creativity will better care for us."Article| Lee Martin, Nick Wilson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : From Our House
☯ Full Synopsis : "From Our House is the luminous and uniquely American memoir of Lee Martin, born into a farming family the same year his father unexpectedly lost both hands. Lee?s father, once known for ?doing a good turn for his neighbors,? changed that afternoon in the cornfields, becoming an embittered, hardened man. ?All our lives have private truths,? Martin writes, ?and the truth about my father was that after his accident he brought a deep and abiding rage into our home. I knew his hooks as intimately as I ever knew anything about my father.? ?How easily our bodies become us, our souls bound to the material, to the joy or grief or pain we feel through our skin,? Martin muses. Ultimately it is his mother?s quiet compassion that accounts for the grace that Lee and his father finally discover both within themselves and within their small family. Learning to live by the seasons and to fall asleep to the rumble of his father?s tractor, braving snowstorms to sell hogs or to visit an ailing grandmother, playing basketball, listening to baseball games, and stealing records, Lee endures the anger and shame that haunt his family?yet grows up to tell his tale with rare beauty and remarkable forbearance."Article| Lee Martin| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Such a Life
☯ Full Synopsis : "Lee Martin tells us in his memoir, “I was never meant to come along. My parents married late. My father was thirty-eight, my mother forty-one. When he found out she was pregnant, he asked the doctor, ‘Can you get rid of it?’” From such an inauspicious beginning, Martin began collecting impressions that, through the tincture of time and the magic of his narrative gift, have become the finely wrought pieces of Such a Life. Whether recounting the observations of a solemn child, understood only much later, or exploring the intricacies of neighborhood politics at middle age, Martin offers us a richly detailed, highly personal view that effortlessly expands to illuminate our world. At a tender age Martin moved to a new level of complexity, of negotiating silences and sadness, when his father lost both of his hands in a farming accident. His stories of youth (from a first kiss to a first hangover) and his reflections on age (as a vegan recalling the farm food of his childhood or as a writer contemplating the manual labor of his father and grandfather) bear witness to the observant child he was and the insightful and irresistible storyteller he’s become. His meditations on family form a highly evocative portrait of the relationships at the heart of our lives."Article| Lee Martin| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Real-time PCR
☯ Full Synopsis : "Real-time PCR technology is an established powerful research tool used in many scientific disciplines and is also utilized for mainstream testing in the regulated markets, such as food, veterinary, and human in-vitro diagnostics. This essential manual provides both the novice and experienced user with an invaluable reference to a wide-range of real-time PCR technologies and applications, and it provides an overview of the theory of this increasingly important technique. Renowned international authors present detailed technical insights into the underlying principles, methods, and practice of real-time PCR. The initial chapters cover the important aspects of real-time PCR, including choosing an instrument and probe system, set-up, nucleic acid synthesis, sample extraction controls, and validation and data analysis. Further chapters provide a comprehensive overview of important real-time PCR methodologies, such as quantification, expression analysis, and mutation detection. This is complemented by the final chapters, which address the application of real-time PCR to diagnosis of infectious diseases, biodefense, veterinary science, food authenticity, and molecular haplotyping. This timely and authoritative volume serves both as a basic introduction to real-time PCR and as a source of current trends and applications for those already familiar with the technology. The editors also aim to stimulate readers of all levels to develop their own innovative approaches to real-time PCR. The book will be an essential text for all laboratories using PCR."Article| Nick A. Saunders, Martin A. Lee| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Lipstick Killers
☯ Full Synopsis : "When Queenies death brings the Doyle empire crashing down, the sisters grow apart, -- each taking a different path in life. Then Sharon's world is shattered when her husband, Monty, dies in mysterious circumstances. But is it an accident or murder? As the Doyle sisters pull together to find out what really happened to Monty they enter a world of drugs, dirty money and clean guns, risking their own safety to deal out their own brand of justice. Because, when someone harms the Doyles, they soon realise that these sisters fight as one. After all, blood is thicker than water..."Article| Lee Martin| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Shadow on the Mesa
☯ Full Synopsis : "When Wes Montana's Arapaho mother is murdered, the hired gun discovers that his white father Ray Eastman, who abandoned them before Wes was born, is still alive and wealthy with a family ? and may have ordered her death. Swearing vengeance, Wes yet finds himself on his father's side in the middle of a range war fueled by Eastman's unfaithful wife. As the war explodes, Wes Montana's thirst for vengeance against his own father takes an unexpected turn."Article| Lee Martin| Statement ..."