Download E-books The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital PDF

By Alexandra Robbins

A New York Times bestseller. “A humorous, intimate, and infrequently jaw-dropping account of existence in the back of the scenes.”—People

Nurses is the compelling tale of the yr within the lifetime of 4 nurses, and the drama, unsung heroism, and detailed sisterhood of nursing—one of the world’s most crucial professions (nurses retailer lives each day), and one of many world’s most threatening, packed with violence, trauma, and PTSD.

In following 4 nurses, Alexandra Robbins creates sympathetic characters whereas diving deep into their international of managed chaos. It’s an international of hazing—“nurses devour their young.” Sex—not precisely like on television, yet superb simply a similar. Drug abuse—disproportionately an issue one of the best and the brightest, and a continuing temptation. And bullying—by friends, by means of sufferers, by means of health facility bureaucrats, and particularly via medical professionals, a pandemic defined as lurking within the “shadowy, darkish corners of our profession.”

the result's a page-turning, stunning examine our health-care system.


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Download E-books Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth PDF

By Marc Peyser

A full of life and provocative double biography of first cousins Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, outstanding ladies whose tangled lives supply a sweeping examine the 20 th century.

When Theodore Roosevelt turned president in 1901, his appealing and flamboyant daughter was once remodeled into "Princess Alice," arguably the century's first international star. Thirty-two years later, her first cousin Eleanor moved into the White residence as First girl. Born 8 months and twenty blocks except one another in big apple urban, Eleanor and Alice spent a wide a part of their childhoods jointly and have been way more alike than so much historians recognize.

But their politics and temperaments could not were extra unique. Do-gooder Eleanor used to be dedicated to social justice yet hated the limelight; acid-tongued Alice, who turned the spouse of philandering Republican congressman Nicholas Longworth, used to be an opponent of huge govt who received notoriety for her slicing feedback (she famously quipped that dour President Coolidge “looked like he was once weaned on a pickle”). whereas Eleanor revolutionized the position of First girl along with her outspoken ardour for human rights, Alice made the main of her insider connections to persuade politics, together with doing as a lot to defeat the League of countries as somebody in non-obligatory office.

The cousins themselves loved to play up their oil-and-water dating. “When i believe of Frank and Eleanor within the White condo i'll grind my enamel to powder and blow them out my nose,” Alice as soon as stated. within the Nineteen Thirties they even wrote opposing syndicated newspaper columns and launched into competing national talking excursions. Blood might be thicker than water, but if the relations enterprise is politics, profitable trumps everything.

Vivid, intimate, and stylishly written, Hissing Cousins eventually units this dating middle degree, revealing the contentious bond among political trailblazers who short-circuited the principles of gender and tool, each one in her personal approach.

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Download E-books Dead Presidents: An American Adventure into the Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nation’s Leaders PDF

By Brady Carlson

An unique exploration into the death tales of our nation’s maximum leaders―and the wild methods we decide to recollect and memorialize them.

To public radio host and reporter Brady Carlson, the weighty obligations of being president by no means finish. As Carlson sees it, the lifeless presidents (and the methods we bear in mind them) let us know very much approximately ourselves, our background, and the way we think our previous and destiny. For American presidents, there's lifestyles after death―it’s a little bit weird.

In Dead Presidents, Carlson takes readers on an epic journey to presidential gravesites, monuments, and memorials from sea to shining sea. With an attractive mixture of historical past and modern reporting, Carlson recounts the wonderful foundation tales of the Washington Monument, Mount Rushmore, Grant’s Tomb, and JFK’s everlasting Flame. He explores even if William Henry Harrison fairly died of a chilly, how the assassin’s bullet won't were what killed James A. Garfield, and why Zachary Taylor’s is still have been exhumed a hundred and forty years after he died. And he explains the unusual afterlives of the presidents, together with why “Hooverball” remains to be performed in Iowa, why Millard Fillmore’s ultimate resting position is subsequent to that of funk legend Rick James, why “Who’s buried in Grant’s Tomb?” turned a operating gag for Groucho Marx, why Ohio and Alaska fought for thus lengthy over the identify of Mt. McKinley (now often called Denali), and why we exalt useless presidents not only with public statues and iconic work yet with kitschy wax dummies, Halloween costumes, and bobblehead dolls.

With an infectious ardour for background and a mind for overlooked areas and offbeat characters corresponding to Tony Horwitz and Sarah Vowell, Carlson indicates that the methods we memorialize our presidents display as a lot approximately us because it does concerning the males themselves.

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Download E-books Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs PDF

A revealing and fantastically written memoir and family members historical past from acclaimed photographer Sally Mann.
In this groundbreaking booklet, a special interaction of narrative and photo, Mann's preoccupation with relatives, race, mortality, and the storied panorama of the yank South are published as nearly genetically predetermined, written into her DNA by way of the relations background that precedes her.
Sorting via packing containers of relations papers and yellowed pictures she reveals greater than she bargained for: "deceit and scandal, alcohol, household abuse, vehicle crashes, bogeymen, clandestine affairs, dearly enjoyed and disputed kinfolk land . . . racial issues, substantial sums of funds made and misplaced, the go back of the prodigal son, and even perhaps bloody murder."
In lyrical prose and startlingly revealing images, she crafts a absolutely unique kind of own heritage that has the page-turning drama of a good novel yet is firmly rooted within the fertile soil of her personal existence.

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