A Raven s Quest

A Raven s Quest
Author : Justin Camp
Publisher : Lulu.com
Total Pages : 130
Release : 2010-04-19
ISBN 10 : 9780557361199
ISBN 13 : 0557361192
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Raven s Quest Book Description:

Have you ever woken up in a world you didn't recognize or understand? Well that is exactly what has happened to Raven. In the fog of just regained consciousness he has to figure out why he is here and will ultimately be dragged into a cat and mouse game that will span worlds that only two brothers could understand. Every part of Raven will be tested on his quest for the truth and all the while bits and pieces of a dark past come back to haunt him. Does he have what it takes to find the answers to his questions? But more importantly do you have what it takes to come along and join him?

How the NHS Coped with Covid 19

How the NHS Coped with Covid 19
Author : Ellen Welch
Publisher : White Owl
Total Pages : 216
Release : 2022-08-30
ISBN 10 : 9781399006125
ISBN 13 : 1399006126
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How the NHS Coped with Covid 19 Book Description:

2020 will forever be remembered as the year the Coronavirus pandemic changed life as we know it across the World. Economies crashed, livelihoods were eradicated, and thousands of lives were shortened or devastated by the effects of this novel virus. In the UK, the National Health Service was thrust into the limelight as the country watched our healthcare system respond to the consequences of this disease. This book traces a timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting key events in how the UK and the NHS approached these unparalleled events. Comparisons are made with tactics used around the globe and the decisions of our leaders questioned. Alongside the facts, are stories. Every one of us has a ‘Covid story’ to tell, and this book is a collection of some of these stories from our frontline staff. As the country went into rapid lockdown in March, the staff of the NHS donned their PPE and continued to go to work. They tell us what peak pandemic was like in the emergency departments, wards, ICUs, GP practices, care homes and the ambulances of the UK. We hear from a nurse who became a covid patient in her own ICU; staff from the rapidly constructed Nightingale hospital; a GP who returned from retirement to assist with the response; as well as stories from international healthcare professionals such a as a cruise ship nurse in the Caribbean, a public health consultant in Australia and ED doctors in South Africa.

The NHS The Story so Far

The NHS   The Story so Far
Author : Ellen Welch
Publisher : Pen and Sword History
Total Pages : 152
Release : 2021-01-31
ISBN 10 : 9781399000840
ISBN 13 : 1399000845
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The NHS The Story so Far Book Description:

The Coronavirus pandemic in 2020 has changed life as we know it and thrust the NHS into the spotlight. A nation in lockdown has adorned windows with rainbows and stepped onto doorsteps every Thursday to celebrate the people who are risking their lives by turning up to work. But as the grim reports of deaths from the disease cumulate, along with stories of insufficient protective equipment for staff, there is hope that the crisis will raise awareness and bring change to the way the NHS and its people are treated. At midnight on 5 July 1948, the National Health Service was born with the founding principal to be free at the point of use and based on clinical need rather than on a person’s ability to pay. Over seventy years since its formation, these core principals still hold true, but the world has changed. Persistent underfunding has not kept pace with increased demand for healthcare, leading to longer waiting times, staffing shortages and low moral. This book traces the history of our health service, from Victorian healthcare and the early 20th century, through a timeline of change to the current day, comparing the problems and illnesses of 1948 to those we face today. Politics and funding are demystified and the effects of the pandemic are discussed, alongside personal stories from frontline staff and patients who have experienced our changing NHS.

Say Goodnight Gracie

Say Goodnight  Gracie
Author : Jim Cox
Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2015-09-16
ISBN 10 : 9780786462391
ISBN 13 : 0786462396
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Say Goodnight Gracie Book Description:

Until the late 1940s, most Americans relied heavily upon radio, the only means of mass communication they knew, for information and entertainment. But with the 1950s came television sets and prosperity enabled more people to afford them. Radio began a decline. This work examines what could be called the final decade of AM network radio and the many factors that contributed to its decline. The first chapter is an overview of AM radio in the 1950s. The second chapter covers 1950 through 1953, when radio was still a popular medium but faced a need to make changes in its programming. Bill Paley and David Sarnoff strongly promoted radio in those years and the networks attempted to increase the ratings of their programs. Chapter three covers 1954 through 1956, three years in which radio experienced losses of its primary audience and some of its most popular shows (because of the pullout of advertisers), and an effort was made by the networks to keep their programs going and to convince audiences the medium was not on its way out. Chapter four, 1957 through 1960, chronicles the “end” of AM radio in homes, the cancellation of almost all remaining programs, network affiliates’ going independent, and the rise in popularity of “drive time” radio. Chapter five covers 1961 to the present and summarizes the major changes that have taken place.

Courageous Creativity

Courageous Creativity
Author : Sara Zarr
Publisher : Beaming Books
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2020-10-06
ISBN 10 : 9781506466569
ISBN 13 : 1506466567
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Courageous Creativity Book Description:

Being creative takes courage. It can be scary to create something. Before you can even work on your craft, you have to face down the fear of messing up or looking silly, the perfectionism that keeps you from even starting, and the negative voices inside your head that say you don't have anything valuable to offer. Well, you do have something to offer! Being creative is a right, and in this book, National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr will help you get started. Her advice and encouragement are paired with exercises to help you face down your fears, let go of expectations, stop comparing yourself to others, and make your art with courage. A perfect gift for anyone who wants to be creative but doesn't know where to start, or for people who've been doing creativity for a while but want more inspiration, Courageous Creativity will empower readers to express themselves with self-confidence, bravery, and joy.

Hydrogen

Hydrogen
Author : Philip Brebner
Publisher : Thames Street Press
Total Pages : 260
Release : 2014-05-29
ISBN 10 : 9781843962779
ISBN 13 : 1843962772
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydrogen Book Description:

Hydrogen: the lightest element, the lifting gas of airships-and highly inflammable.1982. Lakehurst New Jersey, crash site of the Hindenburg. Alone in a motel room Peter Miller recalls how, as a German ten year old, he stowed away on a Zeppelin, shot down in a bombing raid on London in 1916. The only survivor, he is raised as an English orphan at a school for destitute boys founded by the eccentric Dr Hatropp. As a Fleet Street journalist, dispatched to Berlin in the Golden Twenties, Peter interviews luminaries such as Einstein and Brecht, and is drawn to two women, Frankie, an unconventional reporter from America, and Anneliese, a German widow. Invited to cover the Graf Zeppelin's luxury passenger flights to Cairo, an accident leaves him convalescing in Egypt. On his return, he finds a different and frightening Germany. Blown between politics, loyalties and love in the inter-war years, and entangled in the paranormal events, triumphs and disasters of British and German airships of the time, Peter realizes that he overlooked a simple incident that could have grounded and fulfilled his life. But is it too late?

A Chance Meeting with Mont Blanc

A Chance Meeting with Mont Blanc
Author : Robert Neustifter
Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages : 68
Release : 2013
ISBN 10 : 9781434929440
ISBN 13 : 1434929442
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Chance Meeting with Mont Blanc Book Description:

Fresh off a failed relationship, Ronald is leaving Portland for a hiking trip to Mont Blanc. On the other side of the country, in Orlando, a woman named Deanne is busy making her own preparations for a trip to exactly the same place. Ronald and Deanne would find themselves among men and women meeting for the first time in France as members of a group trip. Talking to Deanne from the initial stages of the trip, Ronald finds himself intrigued and fascinated by Deanne's extraordinary zeal for life. The trip acquires a new dimension then, for Ronald, who has hardly been out of his own country his entire life. There is, on the one hand, the spectacular challenge of Mont Blanc, and on the other hand, the interesting woman who is starting to captivate him. Would Mont Blanc then be more than what it is for the two who were mere strangers days ago?

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace
Author : Nancy Allen
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2014-04-22
ISBN 10 : 9781625849359
ISBN 13 : 1625849354
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amazing Grace Book Description:

Eleven-year-old Grace Ann Brewer lives a normal life until her father joins the army in 1944 during World War II. When her family moves from Hazard to Ashland, Grace faces challenges entirely new to her--life without her father, fitting in at a new school and living in a new house are only a few. But a closer relationship with her grandmother, her spunky dog Spot and the letters she writes to her father overseas give her the courage she needs and the amazing strength to fight her own battles on the homefront. Author Nancy Kelly Allen tells the triumphant story of Grace's coming of age.

She Conquers

She Conquers
Author : Caitlin Denman
Publisher : Caitlin Denman
Total Pages : 344
Release :
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

She Conquers Book Description:

Her new powers have risen but can she conquer them in time to take on Henrik and become the reigning Fae queen? Attina's new powers have risen since her Awakening. Now she must battle to conquer them and call them at will. Can she master her powers and defeat Henrik in time to take the throne which is rightfully hers? Hazel, a strange and mysterious companion shows up to help Allister and Attina dive into the past. They soon figure out, the only way to see their future is to face the hidden darkness of the past. As Attina's powers unveil themselves, she finds some hidden wounds difficult to overcome. She quickly learns not all injuries are skin deep. She realizes sometimes the invisible scars are the ones which change us the most. And not always for the better. The group decides to make their way to the Eastern Fae. When they finally reach them, Attina finds out not everything is what it seems. Secrets are uncovered and battle lines are drawn.

Summer on Lake Tulaby

Summer on Lake Tulaby
Author : S. T. Underdahl
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Total Pages : 312
Release : 2011-05-01
ISBN 10 : 9781463402013
ISBN 13 : 1463402015
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summer on Lake Tulaby Book Description:

Lake Tulaby is a a quiet Minnesota retreat not generally known for scandal. It's become the summer haven of bachelor Ansel Landers, the reluctant new manager of the Lake Tulaby Inn; Joe Lesmeister, a freshly-retired security officer living next door to the Inn with his wife and demanding mother-in-law; and Twyla Stokes, an aging Minnesota beauty who has returned to Lake Tulaby determined to rekindle the affections of her now-married high school boyfriend, Sandy Sanders. As May gives way to June, a series of developments ripple the usually smooth surface of Lake Tulaby, culminating in a discovery during the annual Fourth of July Boat Parade that threatens to change the lives of the Lake's inhabitants forever.