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Author : BURY
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Release : 2016-10-17
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ISBN 13 : 9781138979802
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Author : Michael Bury
Anthea Holme
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2002-01-22
Page : 216
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1134965761
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In Life After Ninety Micheal Bury and Anthea Holme have surveyed and interviewed 200 individuals, living at home and in institutions, to examine old age stereotypes and present a unique picture of the health, quality of life, and social circumstances of the very old. Longevity and the factors which promote it are also discussed, and throughout the book the concept of the 'life course' is employed, which brings together the biographical experiences of individuals, and the changing historical circumstances of the twentieth century, through which they have lived.


Author : Mary S. Shern
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2013-07-13
Page : 110
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9781482561777
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Life after 90+ years as seen in this delightful and occasionally insightful collection of stories and illustrations. A perfect gift for senior citizens, and even better for their relatives and care-givers; also hiarious cartoons, gift choice, those who do business with the elderly, or who are hoping to inherit? Read and enjoy.


Author : Imogen Cunningham
Publisher :
Release : 1977
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Category : Photography, Artistic
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Author : Jimmy Carter
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-07-19
Page : 272
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1501115642
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In this autobiography, President "Carter tells what he is proud of and what he might do differently. He discusses his regret at losing his re-election, but how he and Rosalynn pushed on and made a new life and second and third rewarding careers. He is frank about the presidents who have succeeded him, world leaders, and his passions for the causes he cares most about, particularly the condition of women and the deprived people of the developing world"--Amazon.com.


Author : Cathy Street
Publisher :
Release : 2015-07-25
Page : 80
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781514739952
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Inspired by her daughter, the English-language tanka poet, Joy McCall, Cathy Street started writing tanka in her nineties. This collection is a celebration of the delight she took in the simple things in life during her final years and is testament to the accessibility and versatility of this ancient form.


Author : Jonathan Rauch
Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books
Release : 2018-05-01
Page : 256
Category : Self-Help
ISBN 13 : 1466891238
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"In this warm, wise, and witty overview, Jonathan Rauch combines evidence and experience to show his fellow adults that the best is yet to come.” —Steven Pinker, bestselling author of Enlightenment Now This book will change your life by showing you how life changes. Why does happiness get harder in your 40s? Why do you feel in a slump when you’re successful? Where does this malaise come from? And, most importantly, will it ever end? Drawing on cutting-edge research, award-winning journalist Jonathan Rauch answers all these questions. He shows that from our 20s into our 40s, happiness follows a U-shaped trajectory, a “happiness curve,” declining from the optimism of youth into what’s often a long, low slump in middle age, before starting to rise again in our 50s. This isn’t a midlife crisis, though. Rauch reveals that this slump is instead a natural stage of life—and an essential one. By shifting priorities away from competition and toward compassion, it equips you with new tools for wisdom and gratitude to win the third period of life. And Rauch can testify to this personally because it was his own slump, despite acclaim as a journalist and commentator that compelled him to investigate the happiness curve. His own story and the stories of many others from all walks of life—from a steelworker and a limo driver to a telecoms executive and a philanthropist—show how the ordeal of midlife malaise reboots our values and even our brains for a rebirth of gratitude. Full of insights and data and featuring many ways to endure the slump and avoid its perils and traps, The Happiness Curve doesn’t just show you the dark forest of midlife, it helps you find a path through the trees. It also demonstrates how we can—and why we must—do more to help each other through the woods. Midlife is a journey we mustn’t walk alone.


Author : Roger Angell
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2016-10-18
Page : 320
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1101971398
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Roger Angell, the acclaimed New Yorker writer and editor, steps up with a selection of writings that celebrate a view from the tenth decade of an engaged, vibrant life. Whether it's a Fourth of July in rural Maine, the opening game of the 2015 World Series, editorial exchanges with John Updike, a letter to a son, or his award-winning essay on aging, "This Old Man," what links the pieces is Angell's unique perceptions and humor, his utter absence of self-pity, and his appreciation of friends and colleagues encountered over a fruitful career unlike any other.


Author : Milovan Glisic
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-10-14
Page : 78
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781517484521
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A classic of Slavic vampire literature from 19th century Serbian author Milovan Glisic, "After Ninety Years" tells the tale of Sava Savanovic, who haunted the watermill in the village of Zarozje. Because Glisic wrote 17 years before Bram Stoker's "Dracula" introduced bats and Transylvania to the vampire trope, he based his story on the folktales and folk beliefs of villagers in the mountains of western Serbia along the Drina River valley. As such, it represents a treasure trove of ethnographic information and offers insights into authentic vampire lore before the creation of the modern pop culture vampire. The language Glisic employs is the vernacular of the uneducated and illiterate rural population in the mountainous regions of western Serbia along the Drina River valley in the 18th and 19th centuries. In contrast to the heavily ornamented and wordy prose so common among his 19th century contemporaries in Russia and the west, Glisic deliberately wrote in a sparse, plain, and raw style, accurately reflecting the mannerisms of village life and culture, an approach used by Mark Twain in "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." Similar to 19th century American author Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow or Rip Van Winkle, Glisic mined local folklore to retell the story of the vampire Sava Savanovic. As such, the text presents a wealth of ethnographic material. Glisic offers valuable insights into the roles of women and children in the traditional patriarchal Serbian zadruga, a family-based agricultural cooperative that formed the basis of village life. The role of alcohol in hospitality, causing and settling disputes is also quite evident. And village gossip plays an important role in the everyday life of both men and women. Of particular note is Glisic's description of the folk beliefs surrounding vampires, how they are found, how they are killed, the forms they take, their physical appearance, etc. In this, Glisic accurately reflects folk beliefs still present today in many rural areas of the Balkans.


Author : Rose George
Publisher : Picador
Release : 2014-09-09
Page : 304
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9781250058294
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On ship-tracking Web sites, the waters are black with dots. Each dot is a ship; each ship is laden with boxes; each box is laden with goods. In postindustrial economies, we no longer produce but buy, and so we must ship. Without shipping there would be no clothes, food, paper, or fuel. Without all those dots, the world would not work. Yet freight shipping is all but invisible. Away from public scrutiny, it revels in suspect practices, dubious operators, and a shady system of "flags of convenience." And then there are the pirates. Rose George, acclaimed chronicler of what we would rather ignore, sails from Rotterdam to Suez to Singapore on ships the length of football fields and the height of Niagara Falls; she patrols the Indian Ocean with an anti-piracy task force; she joins seafaring chaplains, and investigates the harm that ships inflict on endangered whales. Sharply informative and entertaining, Ninety Percent of Everything reveals the workings and perils of an unseen world that holds the key to our economy, our environment, and our very civilization.


Author : Jennifer Haupt
Publisher : Central Avenue Publishing
Release : 2020-09-01
Page : 256
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 1771682299
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"Could there be a timelier gift to quarantined readers...? I doubt it."—The Washington Post "A heartening gathering of writers joining forces for community support."—Kirkus Reviews "Connects writers, readers, and booksellers in a wonderfully imaginative way. It's a really good book for a really good cause"—Bestselling author James Patterson ALONE TOGETHER: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19 is a collection of essays, poems, and interviews to serve as a lifeline for negotiating how to connect and thrive during this stressful time of isolation as well as a historical perspective that will remain relevant for years to come. All contributing authors and business partners are donating their share to The Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc), a nonprofit organization that coordinates charitable programs to strengthen the bookselling community. The roster of diverse voices includes Faith Adiele, Kwame Alexander, Jenna Blum, Andre Dubus III, Jamie Ford, Nikki Giovanni, Pam Houston, Jean Kwok, Major Jackson, Devi S. Laskar, Caroline Leavitt, Ada Limón, Dani Shapiro, David Sheff, Garth Stein, Luis Alberto Urrea, Steve Yarbrough, and Lidia Yuknavitch. The overarching theme is how this age of isolation and uncertainty is changing us as individuals and a society. "Alone Together showcases the human desire to grieve, explore, comfort, connect, and simply sit with the world as it weathers the pandemic. Jennifer Haupt's timely and moving anthology also benefits the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, making it a project that is noble in both word and deed."—Ann Patchett, Bestselling author, bookseller, and Co-Ambassador for The Book Industry Charitable Foundation


Author : Bytheway, Bill
Publisher : Policy Press
Release : 2011-06-29
Page : 256
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1847426190
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What is age? A simple question but not that easy to answer. 'Unmasking Age' addresses it using data from a series of research projects relating to later life. This is supplemented by material from a range of other sources including diaries and fiction. Drawing on a long career in social research, Bill Bytheway critically examines various methods and discusses ways of uncovering the realities of age.


Author : Josie Kearns
Publisher : Wayne State University Press
Release : 1990
Page : 224
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 9780814320167
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As one sixty-year-old, thirty-and-out auto worker said, "My people came from Scotland, and they worked in the mines and we thought black lung was the worst. We came over here for a better life and work in the factories and now [GM] closes them down the same way." This is just one of the quotes Josie Kearns shares in her stories of thirty laid-off auto workers and their families. While some of the stories are heart-wrenching, the volume is not one of gloom and despair. Like Studs Terkel and his Working, Kearns gives special attention to he workers' aspirations, philosophies, and humor. For those who went through retraining programs or put their entrepreneurial spirit to work after their layoffs, Kearns discovers unlikely success stories and describes the dramatic changes workers realized upon entering new fields or becoming their own bosses. She precedes each interview with a brief biographical sketch and also looks at the effects of retirement and retraining on the former auto workers.


Author : Brian Vallee
Publisher : Seal Books
Release : 1995-01-01
Page : 352
Category : True Crime
ISBN 13 : 9780770426224
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When a jury, in November 1982, acquitted Jane Stafford of first degree murder in the death of her common-law husband, Billy, the packed courtroom rose as one to applaud the verdict. The case attracted national attention and, because of it, the battered wife syndrome is now an accepted defense and it is permissible to bring forward, evidence of longtime abuse in cases in which women have killed heir mates. The issue of violence against women was just beginning to some out of the closet in the late seventies and early eighties when Billy was battering Jane. She didn't know there were such places as transition houses. She learned about them and was soon advocating their need in every community. Now, Jane's voice has been silenced, but her legacy will live on. Through the tears and grief over Jane's death, others have pledged to carry on her fight with the same grit and determination. Jane's youngest sister, Mona Donnelly, articulated that pledge at a memorial service. --


Author : Nigel Starck
Publisher : Melbourne Univ. Publishing
Release : 2006-01-01
Page : 256
Category : Celebrities
ISBN 13 : 9780522852561
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The obituary pages of our quality newspapers have been described as 'oases of calm in a world gone mad', 'a lovely part of the paper to linger in', and 'writing that matters'. Entertaining, inspiring and informative, they serve as a legitimate instrument of history, and have enjoyed an extraordinary revival in popularity over the past twenty years. Life After Death investigates-and celebrates-the development of the obituary form in the British, American, and Australian press. Author Nigel Starck tracks down the earliest exercise in obituary publication (in 1622), then traces the evolution of the form over four centuries, from times when the obituary was the reserve of royalty and privilege to its contemporary egalitarian mode. Along the way Dr Starck delves into a multitude of lives, from the heroic to the comic, the saintly to the downright villainous, the exemplary to the eccentric. Meet, in the posthumous cast list, Major Digby Tatham-Warter, of Britain's Parachute Regiment, who carried an umbrella into battle just in case it rained; the absent-minded Australian barrister Pat Lanigan, who drove from Canberra to Sydney and then flew back, leaving his car behind; and the eccentric American publisher Eddie Clontz, whose newspaper reported (exclusively, of course) that 'tiny terrorists' were disguising themselves as garden gnomes. Life After Death also incorporates a connoisseur's collection of ten obituaries reprinted in full: the subjects include Helen Keller, Diana Mosley, Quentin Crisp, George Wallace, and Rosa Parks. Without doubt, Life After Death is a book that will outlive its author-as an enduring celebration of journalism's dying art. 'Canon Smith expired after suffering an unfortunate disagreement with his bishop.'-The Sydney Morning Herald, 1882 'Minnesota Fats died at his home in Nashville. He was eighty-two, or perhaps ninety-five.'-The New York Times, 1996


Author : Christopher A. Faircloth
Publisher : Rowman Altamira
Release : 2003-06-11
Page : 225
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 0759116156
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Western thought traditionally divides the human being into a body-mind dualism; the first examines the physical body and the second focuses upon psychological and social aspects of aging. Christopher A. Faircloth's edited volume of original pieces attempts to bridge this rift: reinserting the physical back into gerontology's study of aging. Faircloth organizes this text around everyday experience and the social and personal impact of its imagery, while concentrating on three areas of substantive concern: medicalization, gender/sexuality, and the body as consumer.


Author : Lennart Magnusson
Publisher :
Release : 2005
Page : 127
Category : Older people
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Author : Maggie Thompson
Publisher :
Release : 2011-07-02
Page : 201
Category : New Jersey
ISBN 13 : 9781937146023
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The arc of Maggie's remarkable life has intersected all the major historical events of the Twentieth Century. From a spare but happy childhood in rural Ohio, loved by parents who with firm, good-natured guidance taught her the morality that formed the bedrock of her personality, she saw the ravages of the Depression, then engaged in the war effort and experienced tragic loss during World War II. She joined the struggle for Civil Rights, and worked to ensure the rise of labor unions and secure women's rights. All her life she has engaged the world with feisty intelligence, sharp-witted humor and tenacious courage.


Author : Charles Viner
Publisher :
Release : 1791
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Category : Law
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Release : 1967
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Category : Geriatrics
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