The story of this remarkable man’s contributions to the Age of the Enlightenment is told through his three seemingly disparate passions: medicine, politics and fossils. As a political radical, Parkinson was interrogated over a plot to kill King George III and was in danger of exile. But simultaneously, he was helping Edward Jenner set up smallpox vaccination stations across London and writing the first scientific study of fossils in English, jump-starting a national craze. He is one of the intellectual pioneers of "the age of wonder," forgotten to history, but Cherry Lewis restores this amazing man to his rightful place in history with her evocative portrait of the man and his era.
Following her stunning and critically acclaimed novels Such a Pretty Girl and Leftovers, Laura Wiess crafts a riveting and emotionally powerful tale of beauty, destruction...and love.
Seventeen-year-old Hanna has been in love with Seth for as long as she can remember, but now that she and Seth are in an actual relationship, love isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seth is controlling and all they seem to do anymore is fight. If that’s what love is, Hanna doesn’t want any part of it. Besides, she has something else on her mind: graduation. But she’s been ignoring the school’s community service requirement, and now she needs to rack up some hours in a hurry.
Hanna volunteers as a caretaker for her neighbor Mrs. Schoenmaker—an elderly woman with advanced Parkinson’s whose husband can’t always be there to watch over her. While caring for Mrs. S., Hanna becomes mesmerized by an audiobook that the older woman is listening to, a love story of passion, sacrifice, and complete devotion. She’s fascinated by the idea that love like that really exists, and slowly, the story begins to change her. But what Hanna doesn’t know is that the story she’s listening to is not fiction—and that Mrs. Schoenmaker and her husband’s devotion to each other is about to reach its shattering, irrevocable conclusion....
Spellbinding, timeless, and achingly poignant, How It Ends is a story of how love ends, how it begins, and how people and events have the ability to change who we are without our even realizing it.
The sun is slowly setting on the golden age of chivalry in West Marque. The kings are gone, replaced by Marshals. The ‘knights of the realm’ – the Fifth Wheel - no longer wear suits of armor or carry gilded swords. They wear badges and carry guns on their hips. Their old enemies, the Dead Priests, are ghosts of the past.
John Gray, a member of the Order of the Fifth Wheel, is hard on the heels of the gambler James Gallant. He’s chased him halfway across the realm and now he’s so close to the traitor he can smell his pomade. Orders though have arrived that threaten to throw him off the gambler’s trail. The Fifth Wheel have been summoned to Jonah’s Sword for an Oath Swearing and with the Call comes the dawn of a new struggle for the High Seat of West Marque, a struggle that might awaken the ghosts of the past.
It is now approaching one hundred years since the first publication of The Dead and this wonderful story continues to fascinate readers, even prompting in recent times a film adaptation and a stage play. There are many who feel it is the finest short story/novella ever written. Beautifully executed in so many ways, multilayered and possessing an ineffable delicateness in subtlety throughout, it may indeed be James Joyce’s finest writing. There is something so captivating in the way The Dead unfolds that even peripheral characters such as Lily the caretaker’s daughter, Miss Ivors and Bartell D’Arcy take on a very definite existence and linger with the reader taken through this tale of tussle between the living and the dead.
Critical interest in the story has remained active with scholars still debating the meaning of the title, still searching out the meaning of Gabriel’s ‘journey westward’, and continuing identifying thematic significances. One fact that there is unanimity upon is that Gabriel Conroy is James Joyce—and the twenty-five year-old James Joyce writing the story in Trieste in the spring and summer of 1907 is harsh on himself: ‘A shameful consciousness of his own person assailed him. He saw himself as a ludicrous figure, acting as a pennyboy for his aunts, a nervous well-meaning sentimentalist, orating to vulgarians and idealising his own clownish lusts, the pitiable fatuous fellow he had caught a glimpse of in the mirror. Instinctively he turned his back more to the light lest she might see the shame that burned upon his forehead.’
The ending of the story where Gabriel looks out the window of his room in the Gresham Hotel and watches the snow — ‘His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.’ — is quite unforgettable.
Many editions in several languages have been published. The latest (edited and generously and informatively annotated by James Mulligan) is a lavishly illustrated book that contains fifty-nine monochrome and color illustrations of the contemporary Dublin. Some of the illustrations such as the two photos of the legendary opera singer mentioned in the story, William Parkinson, and an illustration of the famous English soprano, Georgina Burns, are seen for the first time.
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As a college drop-out facing a DUI and six months probation, Cassidy is forced to return to her childhood Wyoming farm, deal with her addictions, forgive herself for her past, and most difficult of all--learn to love again.
But home is not the setting of tranquility she hoped for. Her dad's Parkinson's disease and her mom's severe depression remind her that she's not the only one coping with sickness. Even her once perfect sister, Jill, has grown too thin and quiet; a possible byproduct of Jill's overbearing boyfriend, Clint. It is only when Cass is reacquainted with James Maughn -- her childhood love working on her parents' fledgling farm for the summer -- that she finally believes new beginnings may still be possible.
When she discovers that James has a serious girlfriend, the beautiful and successful Shay Daniels, staying sober seems futile, especially when her haunting past is forced to light. The dream of perfect love quickly fades. It is then she must look to a higher power for strength and forgiveness. With the help of AA, God, and Drew Barnes, her probation officer turned sponsor, Cass must begin the true process of healing in hopes of conquering her vices, repairing wounded relationships, and hopefully rediscovering lost love.
Although Lewy Body Dementia is the second leading cause of degenerative dementia in the elderly, it is not well known or understood and is often confused with Alzheimer' Disease or Parkinson's. The Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is the first book ot present a thorough picture of what Lewy Body Dementia really is.
A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is written in everyday language and filled with personal examples that connect to the readers' own experiences. It includes quick fact and caregiving tips for easy reference, a comprehensive resource guide, and a glossary of terms and acronyms.
This is the ideal resource for caregivers, family members, and friends of individuals seeking to understand Lewy Body Dementia.
The debilitating pain of a migraine...the disability of poorly controlled seizures. If this describes you or someone you care about, you are not alone. A staggering 3 million people in the United States alone have been diagnosed with epilepsy. When you consider that migraines share very similar characteristics to seizures, you can add another 35 million to the pool. Then consider the fact that neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's may be the long-term result of uncontrolled damage to the brain from epilepsy and migraines. This means a very large number of people alive today are affected by this process that produces a progressive degeneration of the brain.
Migraines and Epilepsy: How to find relief, live well and protect your brain
, unlike other books on this topic, brings together many of the concepts that help to heal your brain, improve brain function, and eliminate debilitating conditions that negatively affect your brain. It is designed as a guide to protect the most important thing you own-your brain. While nothing in the physiology of the brain is guaranteed, the majority of those who follow the recommendations in this book will find relief
The Grammy-winning founder of the legendary pop/R&B/soul/funk/disco group tells his story and charts the rise of his legendary band in this sincere memoir that captures the heart and soul of an artist whose groundbreaking sound continues to influence music today.
With its dynamic horns, contrasting vocals, and vivid stage shows, Earth, Wind & Fire was one of the most popular acts of the late twentieth century—the band “that changed the sound of black pop” (Rolling Stone)—and its music continues to inspire modern artists including Usher, Jay-Z, Cee-Lo Green, and Outkast. At last, the band’s founder, Maurice White, shares the story of his success.
Now in his seventies, White reflects on the great blessings music has brought to his life and the struggles he’s endured: his mother leaving him behind in Memphis when he was four; learning to play the drums with Booker T. Jones; moving to Chicago at eighteen and later Los Angeles after leaving the Ramsey Lewis Trio; forming EWF, only to have the original group fall apart; working with Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond; his diagnosis of Parkinson’s; and his final public performance with the group at the 2006 Grammy Awards. Through it all, White credits his faith for his amazing success and guidance in overcoming his many challenges.
Keep Your Head to the Sky is an intimate, moving, and beautiful memoir from a man whose creativity and determination carried him to great success, and whose faith enabled him to savor every moment.
Eleanor and George Parkinson opened a confectionery shop in Philadelphia in 1818 that became a renowned business with an outstanding reputation. Along with their son James, they were among America’s most prominent confectioners. Their ice creams were particularly famous, and few nineteenth century American cookbooks failed to include several recipes for “Philadelphia Ice Cream.” In writing her cookbook, Eleanor clearly states that, after studying both French and English works, she chose Read’s Confectioner, a London publication, as the basis for her cookbook. However, she made many alterations based on her own experience with the “oldest, most extensive and successful confectionery establishment in the country,” and she added recipes that utilized American ingredients. The book contains “directions for making all sorts of preserves, sugar-boiling, comfits, lozenges, ornamental cakes, ices, liqueurs, waters, gum-paste ornaments, syrups, jellies, marmalades, compotes, bread-baking, artificial yeasts, fancy biscuits, cakes, rolls, muffins, tarts, pies, &c. &c." Plus over fifty different recipes for ice cream.
This edition of The Complete Confectioner was reproduced by permission from the volume in the collection of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in 1812 by Isaiah Thomas, a Revolutionary War patriot and successful printer and publisher, the society is a research library documenting the lives of Americans from the colonial era through 1876. The society collects, preserves, and makes available as complete a record as possible of the printed materials from the early American experience. The cookbook collection comprises approximately 1,100 volumes.
This book has been reviewed by both spouses and children of people with dementia who admit this book would have been of great benefit to them as they shared the progression of dementia with their loved one.
The must-read summary of “Brain Storms” by Jon Palfreman.
When award-winning science journalist Jon Palfreman investigated a group of drug addicts who mysteriously ended up with Parkinson’s-like symptoms, he never imagined that 25 years later he would contract the disease himself. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Currently, about seven million people globally, and one million Americans have Parkinson’s, with 60,000 new U.S. cases each year.
Parkinson’s is a disease that has entranced doctors and scientists for two centuries since the British physician James Parkinson described its symptoms in 1817. In Brain Storms, Palfreman chronicles the scientific history of the race to unlock the secrets of the disease. It is a story of many twists and turns. It turns out that the classic motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease—tremors, rigidity, slowness of movement, and postural imbalance—are just the tips of a clinical iceberg. This means that in addition to the movement problems, people with Parkinson’s disease have to cope with a wide range of adverse symptoms from constipation to dementia. The disease can be caused by environmental toxins. And some forms of the disease can be passed to future generations. Out goes the old dopamine-centered theory of the disease, which was introduced in the late 1960s. And in comes a new theory of the disease that may offer the possibility of a disease-modifying therapy.
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The Leaving of Liverpool is a poignant saga about the friendship between sisters, dangerous men and true love in post-World War I Liverpool, from bestselling author Lyn Andrews. Perfect for fans of Sheila Newberry and Josephine Cox.
It is 1919 and Liverpool has been devastated by World War I. Sons, husbands and fathers have been lost and street after street plunged into mourning. Now, at last, the war is finally over. Emily Parkinson goes back into service and enjoys the return to normality. But Emily's younger sister, Phoebe-Anne, has ideas beyond her station. Working as a lady's maid, Phoebe-Ann hopes that one day she will be more than just a confidante to her mistress's shell-shocked brother James Mercer.
When Emily is brutally attacked, the sisters' lives come close to ruin. Phoebe-Ann is forced to leave the Mercer household and falls into the arms of Jake Malone, of the notorious Malone clan. But as Emily slowly recovers it seems that Phoebe-Anne might just be able to escape the mistakes of her past after all - even if it does mean leaving Liverpool...
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