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Dog Company: A True Story of American Soldiers Abandoned by Their...
by , Roger Hill

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English

Pages

424

Publication Date

April 11, 2017

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The Army does not want you to read this book. It does not want to advertise its detention system that coddles enemy fighters while putting American soldiers at risk. It does not want to reveal the new lawyered-up Pentagon war ethic that prosecutes U.S. soldiers and Marines while setting free spies who kill Americans.This very system ambushed Captain Roger Hill and his men.Hill, a West Point grad and decorated combat veteran, was a rising young officer who had always followed the letter of the military law. In 2007, Hill got his dream job: infantry commander in the storied 101st Airborne. His new unit, Dog Company, 1-506th, had just returned stateside from the hell of Ramadi. The men were brilliant in combat but unpolished at home, where paperwork and inspections filled their days.With tough love, Hill and his First Sergeant, an old-school former drill instructor named Tommy Scott, turned the company into the top performers in the battalion. Hill and Scott then led Dog Company into combat in Afghanistan, where a third of their men became battlefield casualties after just six months. Meanwhile, Hill found himself at war with his own battalion commander, a charismatic but difficult man who threatened to relieve Hill at every turn. After two of his men died on a routine patrol, Hill and a counterintelligence team busted a dozen enemy infiltrators on their base in the violent province of Wardak. Abandoned by his high command, Hill suddenly faced an excruciating choice: follow Army rules the way he always had, or damn the rules to his own destruction and protect the men he'd grown to love.
The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and th...
by Justin Driver

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English

Pages

576

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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An award-winning constitutional law scholar at the University of Chicago (who clerked for Judge Merrick B. Garland, Justice Stephen Breyer, and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor) gives us an engaging and alarming book that aims to vindicate the rights of public school stu­dents, which have so often been undermined by the Supreme Court in recent decades. <br /> <br />Judicial decisions assessing the constitutional rights of students in the nation’s public schools have consistently generated bitter controversy. From racial segregation to un­authorized immigration, from antiwar protests to compul­sory flag salutes, from economic inequality to teacher-led prayer—these are but a few of the cultural anxieties dividing American society that the Supreme Court has addressed in elementary and secondary schools. <i>The Schoolhouse Gate </i>gives a fresh, lucid, and provocative account of the historic legal battles waged over education and illuminates contemporary disputes that continue to fracture the nation. <br /> <br />Justin Driver maintains that since the 1970s the Supreme Court has regularly abdicated its responsibility for protecting students’ constitutional rights and risked trans­forming public schools into Constitution-free zones. Students deriving lessons about citizenship from the Court’s decisions in recent decades would conclude that the following actions taken by educators pass constitutional muster: inflicting severe corporal punishment on students without any proce­dural protections, searching students and their possessions without probable cause in bids to uncover violations of school rules, random drug testing of students who are not suspected of wrongdoing, and suppressing student speech for the view­point it espouses. Taking their cue from such decisions, lower courts have upheld a wide array of dubious school actions, including degrading strip searches, repressive dress codes, draconian “zero tolerance” disciplinary policies, and severe restrictions on off-campus speech. <br /> <br />Driver surveys this legal landscape with eloquence, highlights the gripping personal narratives behind landmark clashes, and warns that the repeated failure to honor students’ rights threatens our basic constitutional order. This magiste­rial book will make it impossible to view American schools—or America itself—in the same way again. <i> </i>
The Law of Higher Education, 5th Edition: Student Version
by , Barbara A. Lee

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English

Pages

947

Publication Date

December 23, 2013

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<p>Based on the fifth edition of Kaplin and Lee’s indispensable guide to the law that bears on the conduct of higher education, <i>The Law of Higher Education, Fifth Edition: Student Version</i> provides an up-to-date textbook, reference, and guide for coursework in higher education law and programs preparing higher education administrators for leadership roles.</p> <p>The <i>Student Version</i> includes the materials from the full fifth edition that most relate to student interests and are most suitable for classroom instruction.</p> <p>For example:</p> <ul> <li>The evolution of higher education law and governance</li> <li>Legal planning and dispute resolution</li> <li>The relationship between law and policy</li> <li>Faculty and staff employment issues, including collective bargaining</li> <li>Academic freedom for faculty and students</li> <li>Copyright basics</li> <li>The contract rights of students</li> <li>Legal issues in online education</li> <li>The rights of students and faculty with disabilities</li> <li>Campus issues: safety, registered sex offenders, racial and sexual harassment, student suicide, campus computer networks, searches of students’ residence hall rooms</li> <li>Hate speech and freedom of speech, including the rights of faculty and students in public universities</li> <li>Student organizations’ rights, responsibilities, and activities fees</li> <li>Governmental support for religious institutions and religious autonomy rights of individuals in public institutions</li> <li>Nondiscrimination and affirmative action in employment, admissions, and financial aid</li> <li>Athletics and Title IX</li> <li>FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)</li> </ul> <p>Each chapter is introduced with an overview of key terms and ideas the students will encounter. In addition, the book includes a general introduction to the study of higher education law, a glossary of key legal terms, and appendices for non-law students on the American court system and on how to read court opinions.</p> <p>The authors have also prepared a volume of teaching materials keyed to the <i>Student Version</i>, available from the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). In addition, the authors will periodically update the <i>Student Version</i> by posting recent developments on a Web site hosted by NACUA.</p>
Maritime Academy Graduate: Memoir Of A Third Mate
by Mark H. Glissmeyer

Language

English

Pages

183

Publication Date

July 10, 2018

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The U.S. maritime industry hit rock bottom starting in the early 1980's, right around the time the author was graduating from the California Maritime Academy. Even in his yearbook it warned about how bad things were—it was a time of cost cutting, reduced wages, desperate shipping companies and a lack of jobs.<br /><br /> Eventually he made his way out to sea as both an able-bodied seaman and as a third mate. He saw first-hand what it was like out there; from the crazy captains to the weary sailors, and from the bad food to the dangerous working conditions.<br /><br /> This book covers it all, and while the ships he sailed on were all scrapped long ago, the stories of the industry and what it took to make it on them, are remembered. This is his story.<br /><br /><br />
The Educator's Guide to Texas School Law: Eighth Edition
by , Laurie Maniotis

Language

English

Pages

502

Publication Date

September 15, 2014

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<p>Much has changed in the area of school law since the first edition of <cite>The Educator's Guide</cite> was published in 1986. Successive editions grew incrementally longer to keep abreast of legal developments. In this new eighth edition, the authors have streamlined the discussion by pruning older material and weaving in new developments. The result is an authoritative source on all major dimensions of Texas school law that is both well integrated and easy to read.</p><p>Intended for Texas school personnel, school board members, interested attorneys, and taxpayers, the eighth edition explains what the law is and what the implications are for effective school operations. It is designed to help professional educators avoid expensive and time consuming lawsuits by taking effective preventive action. It is an especially valuable resource for school law courses and staff development sessions.</p><p>The eighth edition begins with a review of the legal structure of the Texas school system. As Chapter 1 notes, education law is a complex interweaving of state and federal constitutional, statutory, administrative, and judicial law. It is important to understand the nature of the system before reading other sections.</p><p>Successive chapters address attendance and the instructional program, the education of children with special needs, employment and personnel, expression and associational rights, the role of religion in public schools, student discipline, open meetings and records, privacy, search and seizure, and legal liability under both federal and Texas law. In addition to state law, the book addresses the role of the federal government in school operation through such major federal legislation as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.</p><p>Statute and case references are kept as simple as possible, and a complete index of case citations is included for those readers who wish to consult the cases themselves. The appendices describe how case law is reported and where to find it, along with a glossary of legal terms and a listing of other sources on Texas school law.</p>
Health Humanities Reader
by Rutgers University Press

Language

English

Pages

621

Publication Date

August 28, 2014

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<DIV>Over the past forty years, the health humanities, previously called the medical humanities, has emerged as one of the most exciting fields for interdisciplinary scholarship, advancing humanistic inquiry into bioethics, human rights, health care, and the uses of technology. It has also helped inspire medical practitioners to engage in deeper reflection about the human elements of their practice.<BR><BR>In <i>Health Humanities Reader</i>, editors Therese Jones, Delese Wear, and Lester D. Friedman have assembled fifty-four leading scholars, educators, artists, and clinicians to survey the rich body of work that has already emerged from the field—and to imagine fresh approaches to the health humanities in these original essays. The collection’s contributors reflect the extraordinary diversity of the field, including scholars from the disciplines of disability studies, history, literature, nursing, religion, narrative medicine, philosophy, bioethics, medicine, and the social sciences.  <BR><BR>With warmth and humor, critical acumen and ethical insight, <i>Health Humanities Reader</i> truly humanizes the field of medicine. Its accessible language and broad scope offers something for everyone from the experienced medical professional to a reader interested in health and illness.</div>
The Power Of A System: How To Build the Injury Law Practice of Yo...
by John Fisher

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

December 15, 2013

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What if you had total control overyour hours and weekends?<br />What if you didn’t have toanswer to anyone?<br />What if you took control over your future?<br /><br />When you work for someone else, you don’t control your future. Your boss decides how much money you make and how many hours you work. For many, the law is just a job that you do to make ends meet and pay the bills.<br /><br />It’s time to change that<br /><br />It’s not just about work and money. It’s about loving what you do and looking forward to coming to work. It’s about spending time with your family and living a fun life.<br /><br />It’s time you make the rules<br /><br />For the first time, you have in your hands the technical, managerial and entrepreneurial secrets to running a multi-million dollar law firm. Tried and true methods for managing and growing the injury law firm of your dreams is now in your hands—precise methods that, when applied, will slowly but surely grow your law firm into an asset that serves your ideal lifestyle.<br /><br />Who said you have to be a slave to your law practice? IT’S TIME TO BREAK ALL OF THE RULES so you have the one thing that all lawyers should seek: autonomy to live life on your terms.<br /><br />THE POWER OF A SYSTEM<br /><br />Torts, contracts, constitutional law…you got your fill in law school of theoretical concepts that you need to pass the bar exam. But then a funny thing happened, you got out of law school, opened your new law firm and you realized something—no one ever taught you how to run your own law firm in law school.<br /><br />Suddenly, you’re on your own with fancy new letterhead, a few clients and not much else. Your dusty law school books aren’t much help. It’s great to have your book smarts and fancy law degree but how do you pay the bills every Friday when your staff wants their paycheck? You pull your hair out wondering how you got yourself into this mess.<br /><br />This book was written for you.<br /><br />You are not alone. Yes, others have done the same thing before you and believe it or not, there are tried and proven recipes for success. Instead of fumbling around like the other lawyers in your town and just waiting for your phone to ring with your next case, you study the recipe and principles for a big-time injury law firm and little by little you begin implementing systems into your new law firm.<br />You have in your hands tried and proven systems for the injury law firm of your dreams. It’s not just the technical aspects of running your own law firm, but the managerial and entrepreneurial principles that you must have to keep a constant stream of new cases and clients coming down the pipe. And no, these are not law school theoretical concepts but the technical, managerial and entrepreneurial “how to” steps that have been tried and tested over years of trial and error.<br /><br />You won’t find a book like this in your law school library…or anywhere else.<br /><br />Law school’s out—no more time for theoretical concepts—it’s time to get bills paid, move cases to trial, start making money and begin living life on your terms.<br /><br /><br />All royalties from the sale of this book are donated to Doc to Dock, Inc., an amazing nonprofit organization based in New York that collects unused and unwanted medical supplies from around the country and ships them to hospitals and clinics in impoverished Third World nations in Africa and Haiti.<br /><br />Every day tons of unused medical supplies and equipment are incinerated or tossed into landfills in the U.S. Rather than letting the unused medical supplies go to waste, Doc to Dock, Inc. collects the donated medical supplies consisting of basic medical devices such as catheters and ultrasound machines, and transports them to developing countries where they are needed the most. Doc to Dock, Inc. has provided shipments to 18 different countries in the poorest regions of sub-Saharan Africa and has made a huge difference in preventing very curable and basic illnesses that are often life-threatening in Africa due to their lack of medical supplies.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: 30 Highly Effective Tips and Tricks...
by David Clark

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English

Pages

85

Publication Date

January 29, 2018

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<h2><em>Highly Effective Tips and Tricks for Overcoming Anxiety, Depression & Phobias!</em></h2><p><em></em>​If, despite your best efforts, you always seem to find yourself acting on impulses related to depression, anxiety, insecurity, or the fear associated with phobias, then your actions might not be to blame so much as your thoughts. If you are looking for a way to change your thoughts directly, then <em>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: 30 Highly Effective Tips and Tricks for Rewiring Your Brain and Overcoming Anxiety, Depression & Phobias </em>is the book you have been waiting for.</p><p>CBT differs from many types of therapy in that it doesn’t worry about the hidden meanings behind the things you do and the thoughts you think; instead, it focuses on doing what needs to be done to get the results you are looking for. As such, it tends to be most effective for those who come to it with a specific problem.</p><p>What’s more, while CBT does have a specific guided component, many of its most effective exercises can be used at home to generate significant results. Inside you will find 30 of these exercises, explained and outlined so that they can be easily followed by anyone who has the dedication to see them through to completion. Before you know it, you could be changing your thought patterns for the better and improving virtually every aspect of your life as a result.</p><p><strong>Inside you will find</strong></p><ul><li><p>Exercises designed specifically to deal with anxiety, anger, depression, phobias, and more.<br /></p></li><li><p>Surefire ways to get rid of everything from simple bad habits to core beliefs that negatively affect every aspect of your life.<br /></p></li><li><p>The reasons why gum might be your new best friend when it comes to dealing with anxiety.<br /></p></li><li><p>Four different options when it comes to facing your fears and coming out the other side stronger for the experience.<br /></p></li><li><p>Tips for practicing mindfulness mediation and using it to deal with your thoughts in new and productive ways.<br /></p></li><li><p><strong><em>And more…</em></strong></p></li></ul><p><strong>So, what are you waiting for? Grab your copy today, take control of your mind and start your healing journey!</strong></p><strong></strong><br /><br />
Kafka's Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy
by Benjamin Balint

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English

Pages

284

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<p><strong>The story of the international struggle to preserve Kafka’s literary legacy.</strong></p><br /><p><em>Kafka’s Last Trial</em> begins with Kafka’s last instruction to his closest friend, Max Brod: to destroy all his remaining papers upon his death. But when the moment arrived in 1924, Brod could not bring himself to burn the unpublished works of the man he considered a literary genius—even a saint. Instead, Brod devoted his life to championing Kafka’s writing, rescuing his legacy from obscurity and physical destruction.</p><br /><p>The story of Kafka’s posthumous life is itself Kafkaesque. By the time of Brod’s own death in Tel Aviv in 1968, Kafka’s major works had been published, transforming the once little-known writer into a pillar of literary modernism. Yet Brod left a wealth of still-unpublished papers to his secretary, who sold some, held on to the rest, and then passed the bulk of them on to her daughters, who in turn refused to release them. An international legal battle erupted to determine which country could claim ownership of Kafka’s work: Israel, where Kafka dreamed of living but never entered, or Germany, where Kafka’s three sisters perished in the Holocaust?</p><br /><p>Benjamin Balint offers a gripping account of the controversial trial in Israeli courts—brimming with dilemmas legal, ethical, and political—that determined the fate of Kafka’s manuscripts. Deeply informed, with sharply drawn portraits and a remarkable ability to evoke a time and place, <em>Kafka’s Last Trial</em> is at once a brilliant biographical portrait of a literary genius, and the story of two countries whose national obsessions with overcoming the traumas of the past came to a head in a hotly contested trial for the right to claim the literary legacy of one of our modern masters.</p>
The True Story of Andersonville Prison: A Defense of Major Henry ...
by James Madison Page

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English

Pages

143

Publication Date

November 10, 2017

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<h2><b>‘Anyone researching Andersonville should read this very well written book to learn the whole truth about what happened.’ - <em> Saber and Scroll</em></b></h2><br /><br />After the American Civil War, Major Wirz was tried by a military tribunal, found guilty of "war crimes" and hanged. <br /><br />Forty years later, in 1908, Page wrote this memoir to tell dispel the slanders told about Wirz.<br /><br />Page explains how the prison Wirz was in charge of was designed to hold, at most, 10,000 prisoners. The population quickly swelled to 30,000 prisoners, overwhelming the South's ability to feed, clothe and house the Andersonville prisoners. <br /><br />Over 13,000 POWs died out of 45,000 prisoners due to disease and diet, and Page claims that Wirz was made a scapegoat to appease the wrath of the families of those who had died.<br /><br /><b>‘a good read and very different than what is force fed us’ - <em>Civil War Talk</em><br /><br />James Madison Page</b> was born on July 22, 1839 in Crawfordville, Pennsylvania. He served in the Union army as 2d Lieutenant of Company A, Sixth Michigan Cavalry. After participating in many skirmishes and battles, including Gettysburg, Page was captured on September 21, 1863 along the Rapidan in Virginia and spent the next thirteen months in Southern military prisons, seven of which were at Camp Sumter near Andersonville, Georgia. After the war, Page was supoenaed for the war crimes trial of Major Henry Wirz, the former commandant of the prison, but after being interviewed, the prosecution decided not to call him as a witness because his testimony undermined the predetermined guilt of the accused. Having been present at the prison in the summer of 1864, when the atrocities were said to have occurred, Page denied that any of the four murders charged to Wirz had happened, which denial was supported by the fact that the alleged deceased were never named. After being dissuaded by his sister from joining the ill-fated Indian foray in the West under the command of General George Custer, Page instead moved to the Montana Territory in 1866, where he worked as a Government surveyor. The town of Pageville in Madison County was named in his honor. Page spent his final years in Long Beach, California, where he died in 1924. <em>The True Story of Andersonville Prison</em> was first published in 1908.

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