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Small Memories

Author : José Saramago
ISBN : 9780547541549
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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José Saramago was eighteen months old when he moved from the village of Azinhaga with his father and mother to live in Lisbon. But he would return to the village throughout his childhood and adolescence to stay with his maternal grandparents, illiterate peasants in the eyes of the outside world, but a fount of knowledge, affection, and authority to young José. Shifting back and forth between childhood and his teenage years, between Azinhaga and Lisbon, this is a mosaic of memories, a simply told, affecting look back into the author’s boyhood: the tragic death of his older brother at the age of four; his mother pawning the family’s blankets every spring and buying them back in time for winter; his beloved grandparents bringing the weaker piglets into their bed on cold nights; and Saramago’s early encounters with literature, from teaching himself to read by deciphering articles in the daily newspaper, to poring over an entertaining dialogue in a Portuguese-French conversation guide, not realizing that he was in fact reading a play by Molière. Written with Saramago’s characteristic wit and honesty, Small Memories traces the formation of an artist fascinated by words and stories from an early age and who emerged, against all odds, as one of the world’s most respected writers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Memories Of A Small Town Cop

Author : G. Douglas Ward
ISBN : 1462073492
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Author G. Douglas Ward was sworn in as a police officer in the small North Carolina town of Tarboro at the age of twenty-one. He was about to embark on a ten-year career that he would never forget. In this collection of memoirs, he shares his recollections about adventures that will leave you on the edge of your seat, make you laugh, and make you think. Join him as he recalls • what it was like growing up as the son of a deputy sheriff; • what it meant to go through basic and on-the-job training; • what could happen when dealing with drunken individuals; • what it feels like to lose a best friend. Being a police officer in a small town that never grows means something, especially when your grandfather is a preacher and your father is one of the most well-known people in town. In Memories of a Small-Town Cop, you’ll discover what it means to protect and serve a close-knit community.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ultra Low Voltage Nano Scale Memories

Author : Kiyoo Itoh
ISBN : 9780387688534
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Ultra-low voltage large-scale integrated circuits (LSIs) in nano-scale technologies are needed both to meet the needs of a rapidly growing mobile cell phone market and to offset a significant increase in the power dissipation of high-end microprocessor units. The goal of this book is to provide a detailed explanation of the state-of-the-art nanometer and sub-1-V memory LSIs that are playing decisive roles in power conscious systems. Emerging problems between the device, circuit, and system levels are systematically discussed in terms of reliable high-speed operations of memory cells and peripheral logic circuits. The effectiveness of solutions at device and circuit levels is also described at length through clarifying noise components in an array, and even essential differences in ultra-low voltage operations between DRAMs and SRAMs.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Small Matters

Author : Mona Gleason
ISBN : 9780773588554
Genre : Medical
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What was it like to be young and sick in the past? Who taught children how to be healthy and what were they expected to learn? In Small Matters, Mona Gleason explores how medical professionals, lay practitioners, and parents understood young patients and how children responded. During the first half of the twentieth century, particularly in the interwar decades, a number of changes took shape within the field of child healthcare - the rise of pediatrics as a medical profession, efforts to ameliorate maternal and infant mortality rates, and the shift of focus from controlling contagious diseases to the prevention of illness. Gleason makes use of oral histories throughout this period of health and welfare reform to shed new light on children's attitudes toward their medical treatment, their largely unexplored experiences of hospitalization and disability, and the importance of teachers and health curriculum to the development of "healthy habits." By focusing on children's medical treatment beyond the doctor's office, and by paying particular attention to the experience of marginalized children, Gleason makes a major contribution to the history of Canadian childhood and healthcare. The first work of its kind, Small Matters explores how children faced death, endured illness, and learned to be healthy in the context of their families and communities.
Category: Medical

A Few Memories Of Little Moment

Author : Edward Slee
ISBN : 0755201590
Genre : Cheshire (England)
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Edward Slee was born in 1909 in Lymm, Cheshire. In 2003, at the age of 94, he decided to put together a memoir. This book may best be described as a collection of episodes over a long life, each of which by reason of its impact at the time has stayed in the author's memory, interspersed by what he has called his homespun philosophical musings. It offers a fascinating insight into a bygone age.
Category: Cheshire (England)

Memories Blood Sweat And Fears And A Little Bit More

Author : Faye M. Hardin
ISBN : 9781438921594
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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It is the Thirty-first Century, the world as we knew it is gone and a new world has emerged out of the ashes. This new world is called Eden and it is one of the members of fourteen planets called The Federation. These planets all have one thing in common. They all seek a perfect world. There are no monetary system, no boundaries, no flags and no governments. Pollution is a thing of the past and all but two of the ailments have been eliminated. A perfect world is finally within reach. Then three unexpected events occur. First, a new planet with life forms in the first stages of evolution is discovered. The problem is the planet has been knocked out of its orbit around its sun. The Federation has no choice but to try and save as many as possible. Because of their warring nature, they are split up among the fourteen planets. Second, after an earthquake on Eden, a new unknown gas is discovered coming out of the mountain. Searching for the origin two mercenaries from the twentieth century are found alive. The gas had kept them in suspended animation. Third, Four spaceships carrying escaped convicts from another galaxy suddenly appears. These events could not only disrupt but could destroy all hope of a perfect world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Memories Of Growing Up In Little Italy Ny

Author : Gus Petruzzelli
ISBN : 9781453555569
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Memories of Growing Up in Little Italy, NYThis is a memoir of childhood friends growing up together in the 40's and 50'sin Little Italy NY. It tells the story of the culture of living in a poor neighborhoodwith Italian Immigrants.The old neighborhood, as it is still referred to by its past residents, was full oflife with Italians that immigrated from different areas of Italy bringing withthem all their different foods, cultures, superstitions and most of all theirdreams to raise their children to become good, honest and successful AmericanCitizens. Growing up in Little Italy was difficult, yet rewarding. We wereconsidered poor in terms of material wealth, but many of us grew up richer inmind, body and soul.Most of all we had our imaginations to dream up games that gave us somethingto do all day long. In our own way we were entrepreneurs, as we did anythingto make money like selling newspapers, shining shoes, running errands andmore. Looking back, the Good Times Were Rolling Along.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Memories Sew Sweet

Author : Sandra Berry
ISBN : 9781601402332
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Use your computer to add your own photos or Sandy Berry's vintage images (supplied on p. 44-48) to these quilts and pillows.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Memories Not Forgotten

Author : Madame Vapala
ISBN : 9781434929167
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Memories Not Forgotten by Madame Vapala Madame Vapala recalls the many memories of her sometimes charming, often times devastating childhood growing up in Utah in the 1940s and 50s. As she struggles to grow up under the strict rule of her abusive parents, Vapala learns to find solace within herself and appreciate the love, happiness, comedy, and adventure that went hand in hand with a childhood filled with pain, sadness, confusion, and suffering. Memories Not Forgotten shares a detailed account of her memories spanning from the age of two through her teenage years, strung together delicately to reflect how bitter and sweet a young girl's life can be. About the Author Madame Vapala is a self-proclaimed "old-fashioned grandmother," trapped in the 1940s and 50s. She loves crocheting, canning, and cooking, and donates many of her homemade items to various organizations. She also enjoys writing children's fictional short stories. Vapala wrote this book to give her strength and find acceptance in the trials and tribulations she experienced a lifetime ago and wishes it may inspire others to find hope despite their own troubled lives. She believes, as human beings, we all have flaws in our nature and, while our actions can have a devastating effect on others, we should be able to accept the good with the bad and learn to forgive, as God forgives and loves us all.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Memories And Impressions Of Switzerland

Author : Anita Sumariwalla
ISBN : 9781456886325
Genre : Fiction
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Memories and Impressions of Switzerland Ten Short Stories This enchanting collection of short stories takes you on a tour of Swiss hamlets and small towns and acquaints you with a wide range of beautifully drawn characters. The stories portray human nature and behavior at its best but also not in its most admirable form. Author Anita Sumariwalla who brought readers Alexa-Alessandra: A Story of Love, has created a memorable anthology of short stories. This time, she weaves tales inspired by Memories and Impressions of Switzerland. In this compilation, readers will find ten equally fascinating short stories, reflecting memories and impressions created out of the author’s affection for the country of her birth and childhood—Switzerland. A colorful cast of characters portray society—from the almost-forgotten people to the aristocrats. Characters are exposed, influenced, and formed by their environment, their behaviors guided and judged by society. Their behaviors are not in any way unusual or unique to Switzerland. Thus, these stories are not intended to cast aspersions on Switzerland or the Swiss people. In “Attractions and Consequences”, a young maid must deal with the consequences of a fleeting attraction while “Painful Discoveries” lead to a late but happy reunion. A young woman forges her own future in “Appendicitis Helps a Dream Come True” and another’s “Purchased Silence” leads to years to unnecessary heartbreak. Readers will find other wonderful tales as they indulge in Memories and Impressions of Switzerland.
Category: Fiction

Beach House Memories

Author : Mary Alice Monroe
ISBN : 9781439171042
Genre : Fiction
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New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe's Southern-set classic Beach House Memories, the sequel to The Beach House, now a Hallmark Channel movie starring Andie MacDowell! Autumn brings haunting beauty to the sun-soaked dunes on Isle of Palms, where Lovie Rutledge lives in her beloved Primrose Cottage. As seasons change, Lovie remembers one special summer… In 1974, America is changing, but Charleston remains eternally the same. When Lovie married aristocratic businessman Stratton Rutledge, she turned over her fortune and fate to his control. But she refused to relinquish one thing: her family’s old seaside cottage. Precious summers with her children are Lovie’s refuge from social expectations and her husband’s philandering. Here, she is the “Turtle Lady,” tending the loggerhead turtles that lay eggs in the warm night sand and then slip back into the sea. In the summer of ’74, biologist Russell Bennett visits to research the loggerheads. Their shared interest soon blooms into a passionate, profound love—forcing Lovie to face an agonizing decision. Stratton’s influence is far-reaching, and if she dares to dream beyond a summer affair, she risks losing her reputation, her wealth, even her children. This emotional tale of a strong woman torn between duty and desire, between tradition and change, is an empowering journey through the seasons of self-discovery. Until this autumn, this time of winds and tides, of holding on and letting go…
Category: Fiction

Memories Of A Chickabiddy

Author : Betty Jordan
ISBN : 9781434987730
Genre : Fiction
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Growing up on a farm in the Midwest during the 30¿s, 40¿s, and 50¿s was a page in history the will never be again. Each family farm was a special little unit that was very sufficient. We grew our own vegetables and some fruit, we raised cattle, pigs, and chickens. We therefore had our own milk and cream, our own meat, our own eggs, and from our well, our own water. The mothers sewed the clothing, and we even had our own fuel, copped wood! There was no medical insurance, and if the grandparents needed healthcare, the family took care of them. Farmers had no motor homes, vacations were unheard of when you have to milk the cows twice a day and you owed it to the cows to be on time. Entertainment was in the home and visiting the neighbors along with bridal showers, weddings, along with graduations and an occasional barn dance. It was a cohesive unit, and a happy one!
Category: Fiction

Colonial Memories

Author : Mary Anne Barker
ISBN : 9781108054102
Genre : History
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This 1904 memoir chronicles writer Mary Anne Barker's eventful life in several of Britain's colonies in the nineteenth century.
Category: History

Mountain Memories

Author : Violet June Richardson
ISBN : 9781449042035
Genre : Family & Relationships
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From the beautiful green mountains of Tumbling Creek, Virginia to the coalmines of West Virginia, came a man, strong, as if carved from granite, with a wife and ten children. They survived the everpresent stench of coal dust; the loud rumble of freight trains loaded with fresh dug coal that spewed billowing black smoke throughout the coal camps night and day. Some will say they lived a gypsy life, but those who lived through the Great Depression will remember the struggles that had to be made in order to survive to keep food on the table and clothes on their backs. Later Tom moved his family several times in order to make a living. These included Cedar Bluff, Tumbling Creek, and then on to Meadowview Farm where the family settled down to farming. Their last move was to Indiana where Tom retired to live among his children who had moved there earlier. You will get to know each child as they grow into adults; laugh at the antics of a large and boistrous family, and cry when tragedy strikes. This is the continuing story of Tom and Dolly and the sequel to Mountain Blossoms.
Category: Family & Relationships

Memories Of Silk And Straw

Author : Junichi Saga
ISBN : 0870119885
Genre : History
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Over 50 reminiscences of pre-modern Japan. This book presents an illustrationf a way of life that has virtually disappeared.
Category: History

Hebridean Memories

Author : Seton Gordon
ISBN : 9781906476274
Genre : History
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One of Seton Gordon's greatest works concentrates on the Hebrides of Scotland in the post-First World War years as the islands tried to regain their composure and re-establish their social order. Gordon's prose recounts not only the way of life of the people but also the wildlife and wilderness in a classic memoir of a pattern of existence of which only sparse remnants now remain, and which is forever threatened. PART I: SPRING MEMORIES I A SEA-GIRT HOME OF THE PEREGRINE; II A HILL LOCH AND ITS BIRDS; III A HEBRIDEAN PASS IN SPRING; IV A WESTERN CORRIE AND ITS WILDLIFE; V A MAY SNOWFALL IN THE HEBRIDES; VI THE WHOOPER SWAN; VII A DEER FOREST OF THE WEST; VIII STULAVAL; PART II: SUMMER MEMORIES IX A WESTERN HAUNT OF THE PTARMIGAN; X LOCH CORODALE -- A HILL-SET TARN; XI BEINN MHOR OF SOUTH UIST; XII SUMMER SHIELINGS; XIII A UIST HEADLAND; PART III: AUTUMN, WINTER AND OTHER MEMORIES XIV THE FISH OF THE HOWMORE; XV HEKLA: A PEAK OF SOUTH UIST; PART IV: SOME BIRDS OF THE HEBRIDES; XVI A WINTER CLIMB: BEINN MOR MULL; XVII WINTER ON BEINN CRUACHAN; XVIII THE SERPENT OF GLEN MOR; XIX THE ISLAND PIPER ; XX THE LIFE OF A HEBRIDEAN CROFTER OF SOUTH UIST; XXI A HEBRIDEAN EMIGRATION XXII THE TWITE, OR MOUNTAIN LINNET; XXIII THE DUNLIN ; XXIV THE LESSER TERN; XXV THE COMMON GULL; XXVI THE SHORT-EARED OWL; XXVII THE HEN HARRIER; XXVIII THE DECREASE OF GAME BIRDS IN THE WEST
Category: History