Author: James Thomas Flexner
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504043049
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This “perceptive” and “satisfying” biography of George Washington by an award-winning historian “deserves a place on every American’s bookshelf” (The New York Times Book Review). James Thomas Flexner’s masterful four-volume biography of America’s first president, which received a special Pulitzer Prize citation and a National Book Award for its concluding installment, is the definitive chronicle of Washington’s life and a classic work of American history. In this single-volume edition, Flexner brilliantly distills his sweeping study to offer readers “the most convincing evocation of the man and his deeds written within the compass of one book” (Los Angeles Times). In graceful and dramatic prose, Flexner peels back the myths surrounding Washington to reveal the true complexity of his character. The only founding father from Virginia to free all his slaves, Washington was a faithful husband who harbored deep romantic feelings for his best friend’s wife. An amateur soldier, he prepared for his role as commander in chief of the Continental army by sending out to Philadelphia bookshops for treatises on military strategy. As president, he set many democratic precedents—including the two-term limit and the appointment of an advisory cabinet—yet routinely excluded his vice president, John Adams, from important decisions. The George Washington that emerges in these pages is a shrewd statesman, a wise commander, a brave patriot, and above all, “an ordinary man pushed to greatness by the extraordinary times in which he lived” (The Christian Science Monitor). In tracing Washington’s evolution from privileged son of the landed gentry to “the indispensable man” without whom the United States as we know it would not exist, Flexner presents a hero worthy of admiration not only for his remarkable strengths, but also for his all-too-human weaknesses.

Professional Pathways To The Presidency

Author: T. Marchant-Shapiro
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137471050
Size: 58.93 MB
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Presidential hopefuls frequently claim they are qualified because their job experience is the same as a great president. However they ignore the failed presidents who shared the same pathway. This book evaluates all the presidents systematically to determine how prior professional experience influences presidential performance.

Preserving The People S Post Office

Author: Christopher W. Shaw
Publisher: Essential Books
ISBN: 9781893520035
Size: 31.39 MB
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Book Description: Preserving the People's Post Office by Christopher W. Shaw exposes how numerous forces are intent on undermining an essential government agency's public service commitment. "The book demonstrates the crucial importance of the Postal Service's historic role as the one universal means of communication," said Consumer Advocate Ralph Nader. "The Postal Service also fulfills other functions vital to our society," Nader added. Christopher Shaw, the book's author said, "Through preferential postage rates for nonprofits the Postal Service facilitates civic involvement and a healthy democracy. " Nader also noted, "Postal employees are fairly remunerated in an increasingly low-wage, low benefit 'Wal-Mart' economy." According to Nader, "Post offices serve as the heart of community life in neighborhoods and towns nationwide and the presence of postal workers on community streets make them safer, as the many beneficiaries of their frequently heroic efforts attest." "The lack of citizen-consumers' involvement in the recently passed postal reform legislation has highlighted the need for a public dialogue about the future of our postal system. The book provides a starting point for that conversation," stated Nader. Nader said, "Instead of focusing on new ways for our government to serve its citizens through the Postal Service, service reductions - such as closing post offices, removing collection boxes, and ending door delivery - have shifted emphasis to business practices that fracture public service policies of equity and fair cost allocations." "The Postal Service is further threatened by promoters of a corporate postal system who would ultimately like to steal the Postal Service from its owners, the American people," he added. Nader and Shaw want to provide residential postal patrons with a mechanism to facilitate the organized and skilled consumer participation required to protect their Postal Service. Shaw said, "An independent nonprofit Post Office Consumer Act.

Essentials Of Global Community Health

Author: Jaime Gofin
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449659454
Size: 42.78 MB
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Essentials of Global Community Health offers current and future clinicians, public health professionals, and administrators a comprehensive resource on providing community-oriented health care. This essential reference delves into the individual, family, social, and global determinants that shape a community’s health. Combining theory with practical application, Essentials of Global Community Health provides step-by-step guidance on interventions that promote health and prevent disease at the community level. With 16 structured case studies that span the globe—from Cambodia and Chad, to Moldova, Israel, Spain, and others—Essentials of Global Community Health explains and illustrates how principles of Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) and Community-Oriented Public Health (COPH) work in diverse settings worldwide. Jaime and Rosa Gofin bring 40 years of academic and field experience to bear in this text by offering a complete framework for putting community health into practice. Essentials of Global Community Health features • A step-by-step framework for integrating individual care and public health • A comprehensive resource on COPC and COPH • Illustrative examples and summary tables, plus study and review questions to reinforce concepts • A complete package of instructor and interactive student resources available online. Looking for more real-life evidence? Check out Cases 3, 7, 13, 17, & 20 in Essential Case Studies in Public Health, Putting Public Health into Practice.

New Directions In Nursing Education An Issue Of Nursing Clinics E Book

Author: Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455747289
Size: 25.39 MB
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This issue of Nursing Clinics of North America, Guest Edited by Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, will focus on New Developments in Nursing Education: A Focus on Contemporary Content, Pedagogies, Deans, Trends, with article topics including: Game-based E-Learning; Incorporating Evidence-Based Care of Individuals with Developmental/Cognitive Disabilities into the Curriculum; Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduate as Faculty Members; Clinical Nursing Education Evaluation and Re-Design; Transdisciplinary Simulation; New Dean of Nursing: Lessons Learned; Promoting a Healthy Workplace for Nursing Faculty; Nursing Education Trends; Learning from Business; Focusing Curricula on Primary Care, Health Promotion, and Public Health in Light of Health Care Reform; Genetics in the Nursing Curriculum; and A National Study of Doctoral Nursing Faculty.

The Young Hamilton

Author: James Thomas Flexner
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 9780823217908
Size: 46.12 MB
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Written as a character study, Young Hamilton, explores the first twenty-six years of Alexander Hamilton's life and is designed to reveal how Hamilton's early years shaped him into the statesman he became.


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