From School to Battlefield:A Story of the War Days (Classic Reprint) Charles King
From Classroom to Battlefield:Victoria High School and the First World War Barry Gough
The Battlefield, 1921:State Normal School for Women (Classic Reprint) University Of Mary Washington
On the Battlefield of Merit:Harvard Law School, the First Century Daniel R. Coquillette
By adopting oral history and fieldwork methods and exploring historical data, this book chronologically depicts the development of the schools and education in a village in North China over a century. The book reveals how education and school life in the rural village are being impacted not only by its own history and traditions, but also by external powers; more specifically, the development of rural schools is influenced by the tensions between Chinese and Western culture, between history and reality, between countryside and cities, and between national and local powers. In essence, villagers´ educational experience is actually a battlefield for school education and local tradition - the children´s lives are dominated by school education, leaving local traditions few opportunities to exert an influence. The study also discusses how school education and local traditions have influenced villagers´ social mobility, a topic that has rarely been studied in previous literature. In summary, rural schools have been developing within an interactive network composed of various actors. With the fading of national power since the 1980s, local rural actors have enjoyed a much more liberal social and political space and thus now play a more active role in rural education. Presenting a microcosm that reflects the historical development of rural education in China, the book is a valuable resource for researchers in the field of in rural education, educational history, and educational anthropology, as well as for readers interested in rural education in China.
In this issue: COMMENT´´Shots´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: The gun problem. THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Being Prepared´´, by Alec Wilkinson: Training journalists in battlefield medicine. PROFILES´´A Pickpockets Tale´´, by Adam Green: A magician tests the human mind. LETTER FROM COPENHAGEN´´Danish Postmodern´´, by Lauren Collins: Why Scandinavian TV has so many fans. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Tough Times´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Les Miserables, Django Unchained, and Amour. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/130102/pe_nyer_130102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The powerful story of an unlikely friendship and a doctor¿s re-education on the battlefields of the Vietnam War. Fresh out of medical school and planning to enter academia, David pragmatically applies to serve in the US Army, thinking he would rather work in a stateside military hospital than get drafted. But when he gets reassigned to Southeast Asia, he suddenly finds himself on a base in Vietnam. He joins a civilian aid mission on a supposedly secure plateau, and spends his days dispensing pills to villagers. As David comes to terms with the unexpected factors that brought him to Vietnam, he must adjust to many more twists and turns - among them his relationship with his driver, Tom, a young, rough-hewn Southerner whose reticence feels unnervingly like indifference. Gradually, however, David sees that there¿s far more to Tom than he initially thought. As their friendship grows, David also realizes that his fellow doctors and the troops on base hold widely diverging opinions about the war and its objectives. As it becomes clear that their base is located on a key strategic route - the notorious Ho Chi Minh Trail - and thus a vulnerable target, it¿s only a matter of time before battles break out . . . 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Dikeos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014801/bk_adbl_014801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The future flashed before my eyes in all its preordained banality. Embarrassment, at first, to the exclusion of all other feelings. But embarrassment curled at the edges with a weariness. I got a joke in. ´So - we´d better get cooking the meth,´ I said to the poet. In August 2014 Jenny Diski was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer and given ´two or three years´ to live. She didn´t know how to react. All responses felt scripted, laden with cliché. Being a writer, she decided to write about it (grappling with the unoriginality even of this) and to tell a story she had not yet told: that of being taken in, aged 15, by the author Doris Lessing and the subsequent 50 years of their complex relationship. In September 2014 Jenny Diski began writing in the London Review of Books, describing her experience of living with terminal cancer, examining her life and history with Doris Lessing: the fairy-tale rescue from ´the bin´ as a teenager, the difficulties of being absorbed into an unfamiliar family and the influence this had on her. Swooping from one memory to the next - alighting on the hysterical battlefield of her parental home, her expulsion from school, stacking shelves in Banbury and the drug-taking 20-something in and out of psychiatric hospitals - Diski paints a portrait of two extraordinary writers: Lessing and herself. From one of our most original voices comes a book like no other: a cerebral, witty, dazzlingly candid masterpiece about an uneasy relationship; about memory and writing, ingratitude and anger; about living with illness and facing death. From the acclaimed author of Skating to Antarctica comes a breathtakingly honest and original memoir about living with terminal cancer and her relationship with Doris Lessing, the Nobel Prize-winning author who adopted her as a teenager. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kim Hicks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027223/bk_adbl_027223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After three months in the suicide prevention wing of St. George´s, Audrey Bales is finally coming home. Enrolled at a new school, she plans to reinvent herself with a new look, new friends, and a second chance to be just like everyone else. But the kids who drove her over the edge aren´t through with her yet. And one of her new friends has an agenda all his own. ´´You will account for what you did to Audrey. You, and all the others. It will never stop ...´´ During the day, the halls of Battlefield High will echo with their screams. ´´...until one of you ends it.´´ And at night, their screams will be silenced. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica McEvoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061165/bk_acx0_061165_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As the barriers between worlds start to crumble, a superhero must battle his greatest enemy yet… After a summer spent protecting the vulnerable from natural disasters, Ted Finley couldn’t be happier to return home for his senior year of high school. While he dreams of fighting back-to-back with his protector, Erica LaPlante, a new and powerful enemy threatens to end their mission for good… As if that weren’t enough, Ted and the gang must face down a cunning presidential candidate, a disgruntled gatekeeper between realms, and two familiar villains if they want to keep a deadly army at bay. If they fail, the people they know and love will find themselves on a planet-wide battlefield… The Candidate is the third novel in The Viral Superhero Series, a saga of heroes, villains, and high school. If you like action-packed fight scenes, witty banter, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then you’ll love Bryan Cohen & Casey Lane’s epic third installment. * This audiobook is an edited and revamped new edition of a novel that was previously published as Portal Combat. * Buy The Candidate to continue the thrilling superhero series today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Hellegers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103575/bk_acx0_103575_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.