Surviving a Stroke

Strokes are only supposed to happen to older people — or so Andrew Fisher thought.At 35, Andrew owned two businesses and was engaged, raising his twin toddler sons. But his American Dream was shattered in March 2009 when he was suddenly stricken by a major stroke. This catastrophic illness devastated his health, leaving emotional scars and financial ruin in its wake. But thanks to an innovative neurologist at the University of Louisville...

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Imperial Subjects

In colonial Latin America, social identity did not correlate neatly with fixed categories of race and ethnicity. As "Imperial Subjects" demonstrates, from the early years of Spanish and Portuguese rule, understandings of race and ethnicity were fluid. In this collection, historians offer nuanced interpretations of identity as they investigate how Iberian settlers, African slaves, Native Americans, and their multi-ethnic progeny understood who...

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French Toast

This is the story of a man who works at a restaurant that has no menu, but has everything on it.

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The Killing Ground

The period 1296-1346 is one of the most significant in Anglo-Scottish relations and in the historical development of the two countries. Two nations which had existed peacefully were drawn into a conflict which was to last almost three hundred years. The first fifty years of the conflict provide the setting for The Killing Ground. It was an age of heroic figures -- on the Scottish side William Wallace and Robert Bruce, on the English Edward I and...

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Metaethics

Do moral facts exist? What would they be like if they do? What does it mean to say that a moral claim is true? What is the link between moral judgment and motivation? Can we know whether something is right or wrong? Is morality a fiction? Metaethics: An Introduction presents a clear and engaging survey of the key concepts and positions in what has become one of the most exciting and influential fields of philosophy. In a work free of technical...

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