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"Singular Intimacies"

♥ Book Title : Singular Intimacies
♣ Name Author : Danielle Ofri
∞ Launching : 2009-04-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0807072516
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780807072516
⊕ Number Pages : Total 246 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A memoir of the author's ten years as a medical student, intern, and resident at New York's 250-year-old Bellevue Hospital."Article| Danielle Ofri| Statement ..."

"Cuba and the United States"

♥ Book Title : Cuba and the United States
♣ Name Author : Louis A. Pérez
∞ Launching : 2011-03-15
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780820340074
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0820340073
⊕ Number Pages : Total 336 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The Times Literary Supplement calls Louis A. Pérez Jr. "the foremost historian of Cuba writing in English." In this new edition of his acclaimed 1990 volume, he brings his expertise to bear on the history and direction of relations between Cuba and the United States. Of all the peoples in Latin America, the author argues, none have been more familiar to the United States than Cubans--who in turn have come to know their northern neighbors equally well. Focusing on what President McKinley called "the ties of singular intimacy" linking the destinies of the two societies, Pérez examines the points at which they have made contact--politically, culturally, economically--and explores the dilemmas that proximity to the United States has posed to Cubans in their quest for national identity. This edition has been updated to cover such developments of recent years as the renewed debate over American trade sanctions against Cuba, the Elián González controversy, and increased cultural exchanges between the two countries. Also included are a new preface and an updated bibliographical essay."Article| Louis A. Pérez| Statement ..."

"The Purchase of Intimacy"

♥ Book Title : The Purchase of Intimacy
♣ Name Author : Viviana A. Zelizer
∞ Launching : 2009-02-09
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1400826756
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781400826759
⊕ Number Pages : Total 368 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In their personal lives, people consider it essential to separate economics and intimacy. We have, for example, a long-standing taboo against workplace romance, while we see marital love as different from prostitution because it is not a fundamentally financial exchange. In The Purchase of Intimacy, Viviana Zelizer mounts a provocative challenge to this view. Getting to the heart of one of life's greatest taboos, she shows how we all use economic activity to create, maintain, and renegotiate important ties--especially intimate ties--to other people. In everyday life, we invest intense effort and worry to strike the right balance. For example, when a wife's income equals or surpasses her husband's, how much more time should the man devote to household chores or child care? Sometimes legal disputes arise. Should the surviving partner in a same-sex relationship have received compensation for a partner's death as a result of 9/11? Through a host of compelling examples, Zelizer shows us why price is central to three key areas of intimacy: sexually tinged relations; health care by family members, friends, and professionals; and household economics. She draws both on research and materials ranging from reports on compensation to survivors of 9/11 victims to financial management Web sites and advice books for same-sex couples. From the bedroom to the courtroom, The Purchase of Intimacy opens a fascinating new window on the inner workings of the economic processes that pervade our private lives."Article| Viviana A. Zelizer| Statement ..."

"Incidental Findings"

♥ Book Title : Incidental Findings
♣ Name Author : Danielle Ofri
∞ Launching : 2005
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0807072664
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780807072660
⊕ Number Pages : Total 179 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The National Public Radio essayist shares fifteen tales of life in the medical profession, covering a wide range of issues, including abortion, psychological abuse, and suicide, always with humor and pathos. 10,000 first printing."Article| Danielle Ofri| Statement ..."

"The Heart Speaks"

♥ Book Title : The Heart Speaks
♣ Name Author : Mimi Guarneri
∞ Launching : 2007-01-02
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780743273121
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0743273125
⊕ Number Pages : Total 219 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "An evaluation of the multi-faceted role of the heart considers its representation of human emotions and spirituality as well as its essential role in the perpetuation of life, drawing on recent studies to reveal that the human heart has its own intelligence and memory and operates independently from the brain. Reprint. 75,000 first printing."Article| Mimi Guarneri| Statement ..."

"Intensive Care"

♥ Book Title : Intensive Care
♣ Name Author : Danielle Ofri
∞ Launching : 2013-03-05
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780807073223
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0807073229
⊕ Number Pages : Total 95 sheet
♮ News id : 0BNsKezz2iMC

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☯ Full Synopsis : "New York Times WellBlog regular contributor, Danielle Ofri has been praised for turning the triumphs and trials of medicine into riveting and compassionate stories. This e-book exclusive edition offers 98 pages of her best work. This eBook original exhibits Danielle Ofri's range and skill as a storyteller as well as her empathy and astuteness as a doctor. Her vivid prose brings the reader into bustling hospitals, tense exam rooms, and Ofri's own life, giving an up-close look at the fast-paced, life-and-death drama of becoming a doctor. She tells of a young man uncertain of his future who comes into the clinic with a stomach complaint but for whom Dr. Ofri sees that the most useful "treatment" she can offer him is SAT tutoring. She writes of a desperate struggle to communicate with a critically ill patient who only speaks Mandarin, of a doctor whose experience in the NICU leaves her paralyzed with PTSD, and of her own struggles with the fear of making fatal errors, the dangers of overconfidence, and the impossible attempts to balance the empathy necessary for good care with the distance necessary for self-preservation. Through these stories of her patients, colleagues, and her own experiences, Intensive Care offers poignant insight into the medical world, and into the hearts and minds of doctors and their patients. These stories are drawn from the author’s previous books and one is from her forthcoming book, What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine."Article| Danielle Ofri| Statement ..."

"What Patients Say, what Doctors Hear"

♥ Book Title : What Patients Say, what Doctors Hear
♣ Name Author : Danielle Ofri
∞ Launching : 2017
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780807062630
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0807062634
⊕ Number Pages : Total 242 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : ""Patients, anxious to convey their symptoms, feel an urgency to "make their case" to their doctors. Doctors, under pressure to be efficient, multitask while patients speak and often miss the key elements. Add in stereotypes, unconscious bias, conflicting agendas, and fear of lawsuits and the risk of misdiagnosis and medical errors multiplies dangerously. ... Reporting on the latest research studies and interviewing scholars, doctors, and patients, Dr. Ofri reveals how better communication can lead to better health for all of us."--Jacket."Article| Danielle Ofri| Statement ..."

"When We Do Harm"

♥ Book Title : When We Do Harm
♣ Name Author : Danielle Ofri
∞ Launching : 2020-04-21
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780807037881
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0807037885
⊕ Number Pages : Total 304 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Practicing physician and acclaimed author Danielle Ofri investigates how medical error could be killing 10% of patients and causing 33% of hospital deaths. Although staggering success has been the dominant theme in medicine for centuries, that narrative leaves no space for discussion around the potential adverse outcomes of medical treatment. Through research and interviews with physicians, nurses, administrators, and many patients, Dr. Ofri explores the causes of medical error, and points to the changes needed to reduce risk of negative outcomes--including death. She advocates for changes as small (and proven) as checklists and as large as full-scale culture shifts in the relationship between medical staff and their patients. Woven through the book is the particularly harrowing tale of one patient, Jay, whose experience with a seemingly innocuous mistake likely cost him his life. These stories force us to reconsider what happens when the medical system does us harm."Article| Danielle Ofri| Statement ..."

"Inside El Barrio"

♥ Book Title : Inside El Barrio
♣ Name Author : Henry Louis Taylor
∞ Launching : 2009
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781565492813
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1565492811
⊕ Number Pages : Total 217 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "* Revealing portrait of daily life in Cuba that explores how the socialist system has operated on the ground over the last two decades * Shows how social networks and neighborhoods were critical in sustaining Fidel’s regime while other socialist countries were collapsing in the late 80s The abrupt collapse of the Soviet Union and the East European Communist Bloc in 1989 plunged Cuba into a catastrophic economic crisis that spawned unprecedented hardship, magnified social tensions, and emigration in the thousands. In July 1990, a somber Fidel Castro called upon the masses to prepare for a sustained period of hard times. Inside El Barrio charts the legacy of Fidel Castro through the unique lens of Cuban household life during El Período Especial (the Special Period). Taylor traverses the neighborhoods and residential developments of Havana between 1989 and 2006, the final and most complex period in the "Age of Castro’s Cuba" to uncover the hidden vibrancy of Cuba’s streets and citizens. In doing so, he acquires a deeper understanding of Cuban society by exploring what it means to live in a people-centered nation and the importance of neighborhoods in shaping everyday life and culture."Article| Henry Louis Taylor| Statement ..."


♥ Book Title : Panorama
♣ Name Author : Wilhelm Wurzer
∞ Launching : 2003-01-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781847143662
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1847143660
⊕ Number Pages : Total 268 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The new electronic age has seen a radical transition from book to screen, a development which has obscured the fact that it is not what we see which matters but how we see what we see. We live in a time when the visible needs to be retheorised.Panorama presents a broad analysis of philosophies of the visible in art and culture, particularly in painting, film, photography, and literature. The work of key philosophers--Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Levinas, Barthes, Blanchot, Foucault, Bataille, Derrida, Lyotard and Deleuze--is examined in the context of visibility, expressivity, the representational and the postmodern. Contributors: Zsuzsa Baross, Robert Burch, Alessandro Carrera, Dana Hollander, Lynne Huffer, Volker Kaiser, Reginald Lilly, Robert S. Leventhal, Janet Lungstrum, Ladelle McWhorter, Ludwig Nagl, Anne Tomiche, James R. Watson, Lisa Zucker"Article| Wilhelm Wurzer| Statement ..."

"The Pride of Havana"

♥ Book Title : The Pride of Havana
♣ Name Author : Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria
∞ Launching : 2001-05-24
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0195349172
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780195349177
⊕ Number Pages : Total 512 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "From the first amateur leagues of the 1860s to the exploits of Livan and Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, here is the definitive history of baseball in Cuba. Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria expertly traces the arc of the game, intertwining its heroes and their stories with the politics, music, dance, and literature of the Cuban people. What emerges is more than a story of balls and strikes, but a richly detailed history of Cuba told from the unique cultural perch of the baseball diamond. Filling a void created by Cuba's rejection of bullfighting and Spanish hegemony, baseball quickly became a crucial stitch in the complex social fabric of the island. By the early 1940s Cuba had become major conduit in spreading the game throughout Latin America, and a proving ground for some of the greatest talent in all of baseball, where white major leaguers and Negro League players from the U.S. all competed on the same fields with the cream of Latin talent. Indeed, readers will be introduced to several black ballplayers of Afro-Cuban descent who played in the Major Leagues before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier once and for all. Often dramatic, and always culturally resonant, Gonzalez Echevarria's narrative expertly lays open the paradox of fierce Cuban independence from the U.S. with Cuba's love for our national pastime. It shows how Fidel Castro cannily associated himself with the sport for patriotic p.r.--and reveals that his supposed baseball talent is purely mythical. Based on extensive primary research and a wealth of interviews, the colorful, often dramatic anecdotes and stories in this distinguished book comprise the most comprehensive history of Cuban baseball yet published and ultimately adds a vital lost chapter to the history of baseball in the U.S."Article| Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria| Statement ..."

"The Age of Lincoln and the Art of American Power, 1848-1876"

♥ Book Title : The Age of Lincoln and the Art of American Power, 1848-1876
♣ Name Author : William Nester
∞ Launching : 2014-02-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781612346595
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1612346596
⊕ Number Pages : Total 392 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Although Abraham Lincoln was among seven presidents who served during the tumultuous years between the end of the Mexican War and the end of the Reconstruction era, history has not been kind to the others: Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, and Ulysses S. Grant. In contrast, history sees Abraham Lincoln as a giant in character and deeds. During his presidency, he governed brilliantly, developed the economy, liberated four million people from slavery, reunified the nation, and helped enact the Homestead Act, among other accomplishments. He proved to be not only an outstanding commander in chief but also a skilled diplomat, economist, humanist, educator, and moralist. Lincoln achieved that and more because he was a master of the art of American power. He understood that the struggle for hearts and minds was the essence of politics in a democracy. He asserted power mostly by appealing to peopleÆs hopes rather than their fears. All along he tried to shape rather than reflect prevailing public opinions that differed from his own. To that end, he was brilliant at bridging the gap between progressives and conservatives by reining in the former and urging on the latter. His art of power ultimately reflected his unswerving devotion to the Declaration of IndependenceÆs principles and the ConstitutionÆs institutions, or as he so elegantly expressed it, ôto a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.ö"Article| William Nester| Statement ..."