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The Professor With Many Faces

ISBN : 9781468536867
Genre : Fiction
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THE PROFESSOR WITH MANY FACES Two decaying corpses are found buried on campus. A bizarre chemistry professor, a developing international conspiracy, and suspected sabotage of a war production factory confront Sam and Howie when they enroll as freshmen at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. The year is 1944 and the United States is at war with the Axis powers. When Sam and Howie discover written communications during their chemistry classes that appear to be coded messages they attempt to decipher the baffling combinations of letters. Ominous and life-threatening events then develop that include Nazi agents, escaped German P.O.W. s, and Spade Digger, the rather odd owner of a nearby mortuary. The county sheriff, his inept deputy, the F.B.I. and the U.S. Office of Strategic Services are all involved in the attempt to solve this complicated and threatening intrigue. Will Sam’s romantic interest in Ginny, his long time heartthrob, survive the tensions of war? And will Howie’s new-found love continue to blossom? Will Sam and Howie be able to survive the academic challenges at Taylor and at the same time overcome the hair-raising gauntlet of circumstances facing them as they attempt to expose The Professor with Many Faces? You will have to read every chapter to find out.
Category: Fiction

The Beggar And The Professor

Author : Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
ISBN : 0226473244
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From a wealth of vivid autobiographical writings, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie reconstructs the extraordinary life of Thomas Platter and the lives of his sons, bringing to life the customs, perceptions, and character of an age poised at the threshold of modernity. 26 halftones. 5 maps.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Housekeeper And The Professor

Author : Yoko Ogawa
ISBN : 9781409076667
Genre : Fiction
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He is a brilliant maths professor with a peculiar problem - ever since a traumatic head injury seventeen years ago, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory. She is a sensitive but astute young housekeeper who is entrusted to take care of him. Each morning, as the Professor and the Housekeeper are reintroduced to one another, a strange, beautiful relationship blossoms between them. The Professor may not remember what he had for breakfast, but his mind is still alive with elegant equations from the past. He devises clever maths riddles - based on her shoe size or her birthday - and the numbers reveal a sheltering and poetic world to both the Housekeeper and her ten-year-old son. With each new equation, the three lost souls forge an affection more mysterious than imaginary numbers, and a bond that runs deeper than memory.
Category: Fiction

The Professor And The President

Author : Stephen Hess
ISBN : 9780815726166
Genre : Political Science
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What happens when a conservative president makes a liberal professor from the Ivy League his top urban affairs adviser? The president is Richard Nixon, the professor is Harvard's Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Of all the odd couples in American public life, they are probably the oddest. Add another Ivy League professor to the White House staff when Nixon appoints Columbia's Arthur Burns, a conservative economist, as domestic policy adviser. The year is 1969, and what follows behind closed doors is a passionate debate of conflicting ideologies and personalities. Who won? How? Why? Now nearly a half-century later, Stephen Hess, who was Nixon's biographer and Moynihan's deputy, recounts this fascinating story as if from his office in the West Wing. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927–2003) described in the Almanac of American Politics as "the nation's best thinker among politicians since Lincoln and its best politician among thinkers since Jefferson", served in the administrations of four presidents, was ambassador to India, and U.S. representative to the United Nations, and was four times elected to the U.S. Senate from New York. Praise for the works of Stephen Hess Organzing the Presidency Any president would benefit from reading Mr. Hess's analysis and any reader will enjoy the elegance with which it is written and the author's wide knowledge and good sense. -The Economist The Presidential Campaign Hess brings not only first-rate credentials, but a cool, dispassionate perspective, an incisive analytical approach, and a willingness to stick his neck out in making judgments. -American Political Science Review From the Newswork Series It is not much in vogue to speak of things like the public trust, but thankfully Stephen Hess is old fashioned. He reminds us in this valuable and provocative book that journalism is a public trust, providing the basic information on which citizens in a democracy vote, or tune out. — Ken Auletta, The New Yorker
Category: Political Science

The Professor And Women

Author : Anthony E Young
ISBN : 9781291635355
Genre : Fiction
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On a spring morning in 2008 Professor Lucien McCulloch is preparing to operate at a London Clinic. He is at the pinnacle of his career as an internationally renowned Gynaecologist, popular and successful. His patient is the wife of a vindictive Libyan politician who has threatened dire consequences if the operation does not go to plan. In Lucien McCulloch's hospital a new Chief Executive wants impossibly radical changes in the department that McCulloch heads. At home his wife is becoming more resentful of the demands of his professional life. This novel follows the taut chronology of the next six months as Lucien is pursued, excluded and rejected, then escapes to the French countryside during the fast paced tapestry of events in London, Tripoli and France that eventually lead to a resolution.
Category: Fiction

The Professor Of Wooden Birds

Author : Hazel Houldey
ISBN : 9781904986294
Genre : Children's stories, English
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The Poet And The Professor Poems For Building Reading Skills Level 2

Author : Timothy Rasinski
ISBN : 9781425892029
Genre : Education
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Captivate and inspire 2nd grade readers with poetry that is fun to read and perform! Coauthored by fluency expert, Timothy Rasinski, this incredible book for Grade 2 students encourages fluency and word study through playful, original content that will engage both reluctant and skilled readers. The easy-to-use, standards-based lessons and purposeful activity pages address key literacy skills. Includes a ZIP file containing audio that can be used to support fluency and comprehension, as well as an interactive whiteboard-compatible resources that can be used to support literacy skills. This resource is correlated to the Common Core State Standards and is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 144pp.
Category: Education

The Professor And Other Tales Of Coney Island

Author : Robert Lagerstrom
ISBN : 9781599262079
Genre : Fiction
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In this, his second published book set in Coney Island through the latter half of the 20th century, the author focuses primarily on an aging professor who has found sympathetic conditions of environment in which to ruminate on his experiences and destiny. He lives in a rundown hotel located in the heart of the amusement area, with ready access to secret places and intermittent encounters. A variety of Island transients and dreamers also appear in these dark tales.
Category: Fiction

Shirley And The Professor

Author : Charlotte Bronte
ISBN : 9780307773623
Genre : Fiction
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These two classic novels, together with Brontë's well-known Jane Eyre and Villette, comprise a magnificent oeuvre, each one a singular achievement of characterization, human understanding, and narrative elegance and drama. Shirley is the story of a complicated friendship between two very different women: shy and socially constrained Caroline, the poor niece of a tyrannical clergyman; and the independent heiress Shirley, who has both the resources and the spirit to defy convention. The romantic entanglements of the two women with a local mill owner and his penniless brother pit the claims of passion against the boundaries of class and society. The Professor—the first novel Brontë completed, the last to be published—is both a disturbing love story and the coming-of-age tale of a self-made man. At its center is William Crimsworth, who has come to Brussels to work as an instructor in a school for girls. When he becomes entangled with Zoräide Reuter, a charismatic and brilliantly intellectual woman, the fervor of her feelings threatens both her own engagement and William's chance of finding true love.
Category: Fiction

The Magic Numbers Of The Professor

Author : Owen O'Shea
ISBN : 0883855577
Genre : Mathematics
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The Professor in Owen O'Shea's book is the imaginary American Richard Stein. As Owen O'Shea and the Professor travel through Ireland, O'Shea notes the Professor's collection of amazing magic numbers in fascinating detail. His mathematical curiosities are wide ranging, concerning the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania to coincidences about Apollo 11 to the first moon walk to new numerical curiosities. The new curiosities, among many others, center on Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy, the USA and Ireland, the two World Wars, the King James Version of the Bible, and James Joyce. The Magic Numbers of the Professor reveals astonishing details about the year 1776; the year of American Independence. It contains discussions on prime numbers, gives some wonderful number patterns, and reveals many other eye-opening properties of numbers. It asks, for instance, if you know in how many different ways a US dollar can be changed. The Professor gives the answer to this and other currency questions. The number of the Beast 666, is discussed as well, as are many new equations involving that famous number—all appearing here for the first time. And for those fascinated by games and gambling, a number of curious proposition bets involving dice, darts, and playing cards, and various mathematical puzzles are scattered throughout this singularly entertaining book.
Category: Mathematics