Publisher : Soho Press
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781569473306
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 294

In her first case, private detective Maisie Dobbs must investigate the reappearance of a dead man who turns up at a cooperative farm called the Retreat that caters to men who are recovering their health after World War I. A first novel. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : History
ISBN : 9781439105719
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 400

In the first comprehensive one-volume history of the treatment of the mentally ill, the foremost historian in the field compellingly recounts our various attempts to solve this ever-present dilemma from colonial times to the present. Gerald Grob charts the growth of mental hospitals in response to the escalating numbers of the severely and persistently mentally ill and the deterioration of these hospitals under the pressure of too many patients and too few resources. Mounting criticism of psychiatric techniques such as shock therapies, drugs, and lobotomies and of mental institutions as inhumane places led to a new emphasis on community care and treatment. While some patients benefited from the new community policies, they were ineffective for many mentally ill substance abusers. Grob’s definitive history points the way to new solutions. It is at once an indispensable reference and a call for a humane and balanced policy in the future.

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781442495166
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 112

Franny K. Stein is not your average girl—she’s a mad scientist. She prefers poison ivy to daisies, and when Franny jumps rope, she uses her pet snake. The kids in Franny’s class think she’s weird, wacky, and just plain creepy. Tired of being stared at, Franny decides to attempt her most dangerous experiment yet—she’s going to fit in. But when a giant Monstrous Fiend attacks the class, everyone knows only a true mad scientist can save the day. But has Franny lost her creepy, crawly ways?

Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781429994668
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 640

Maisie Dobbs Bundle #2, An Incomplete Revenge and Among the Mad Books 5 and 6 in the New York Times Bestselling Series "An outstanding historical series . . . deeply empathetic." (The New York Times Book Review) An Incomplete Revenge, by Jacqueline Winspear (Maisie Dobbs novel #5) With the country in the grip of economic malaise, Maisie Dobbs is relieved to accept an apparently straightforward assignment to investigate a potential land purchase in a picturesque village in Kent. A peculiar secrecy shrouds the village, and ultimately Maisie must draw on her finely-honed skills of detection to solve one of her most intriguing cases yet. Among the Mad, by Jacqueline Winspear (Maisie Dobbs novel #6) On the way to see a client, Maisie Dobbs witnesses a man commit suicide on a busy London street. The following day, the Prime Minister's office receives a letter threatening a massive loss of life if certain demands are not met--and the writer mentions Maisie by name. Tapped by Scotland Yard's elite Special Branch to be a special adviser on the case, Maisie is soon involved in a race against time to find a man who proves he has the knowledge and will to inflict destruction on thousands of innocent people.

Publisher : Macmillan
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN : 0805074414
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 250

Offers a field guide to modern book collectors that covers both traditional and electronic methods of acquisition, discussing such topics as how to spot first or book club editions, working a book fair, dust jackets, and book handling. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781429924641
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 320

In her fifth outing, Maisie Dobbs, the extraordinary Psychologist and Investigator, delves into a strange series of crimes in a small rural community With the country in the grip of economic malaise, and worried about her business, Maisie Dobbs is relieved to accept an apparently straightforward assignment from an old friend to investigate certain matters concerning a potential land purchase. Her inquiries take her to a picturesque village in Kent during the hop-picking season, but beneath its pastoral surface she finds evidence that something is amiss. Mysterious fires erupt in the village with alarming regularity, and a series of petty crimes suggests a darker criminal element at work. As Maisie discovers, the villagers are bitterly prejudiced against outsiders who flock to Kent at harvest time—even more troubling, they seem possessed by the legacy of a wartime Zeppelin raid. Maisie grows increasingly suspicious of a peculiar secrecy that shrouds the village, and ultimately she must draw on all her finely honed skills of detection to solve one of her most intriguing cases. Rich with Jacqueline Winspear's trademark period detail, this installment of the bestselling series, An Incomplete Revenge, is gripping, atmospheric, and utterly enthralling.

Publisher : Penguin
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780593436769
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 337

One of Amazon’s Best Books of 2022 So Far! “Gloriously recommended.” —Historical Novel Society A gripping and compelling novel based on the true story of fearless reporter Nellie Bly, who will stop at nothing to prove that a woman’s place is on the front page. In 1887 New York City, Nellie Bly has ambitions beyond writing for the ladies pages, but all the editors on Newspaper Row think women are too emotional, respectable and delicate to do the job. But then the New York World challenges her to an assignment she'd be mad to accept and mad to refuse: go undercover as a patient at Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum for women. For months, rumors have been swirling about deplorable conditions at Blackwell’s but no reporter can get in—that is, until Nellie feigns insanity, gets herself committed and attempts to survive ten days in the madhouse. Once inside, Nellie befriends her fellow patients who help her uncover shocking truths about the asylum. It’s a story that promises to be explosive—but will she get out before rival reporters get the scoop? From USA Today bestselling author Maya Rodale comes a witty, energetic and uplifting novel about a woman who defied convention to become the most famous reporter in Gilded Age New York. Perfect for fans of hidden histories about women who triumph.

Publisher : Random House Canada
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780345812940
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 304

With a rare clarity and fearless honesty, journalist Daemon Fairless tackles the horrors and compulsions of male violence from the perspective of someone who struggles with violent impulses himself, creating a non-fiction masterpiece with the narrative power of novels such as Fight Club and A History of Violence. A man, no matter how civilized, is still an animal--and sometimes a dangerous one. Men are responsible for the lion's share of assault, rape, murder and warfare. Conventional wisdom chalks this up to socialization, that men are taught to be violent. And they are. But there's more to it. Violence is a dangerous desire--a set of powerful and inherent emotions we are loath to own up to. And so there remains a hidden geography to male violence--an inner ecosystem of rage, dominance, blood-lust, insecurity and bravado--yet to be mapped. Mad Blood Stirring is journalist Daemon Fairless's riveting first-person travelogue through this territory as he seeks to understand the inner lives of violent men and, ultimately, himself.

Publisher :
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ISBN : 1652745335
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 183

One autumn day, five siblings discover a magical world hidden in a mysterious book. Natasha, Luke, Hazel, Bluebelle, and Annika find themselves running away from vicious wolves and being lured into a mysterious kingdom.The five siblings have a long talk with an old grandma that reveals all the turmoil that boils in the kingdom of Moonrose. In order to go home and save the life of a young teenage prince who is in a deathly sleep, they have to retrieve four unknown ingredients. To get the ingredients, the five siblings have to go through six dangerous puzzles based on the solar system and a beautiful but aggravating secret garden. What is inside those mysterious puzzles? How do they find the ingredients? What is the secret that lurks underneath the kingdom? The entire time they are on the brink of their deaths, the children bicker among themselves and discover the wonders of nature and earth. Guiding them through the puzzles are the courage, confidence, and intelligence they never knew they had.

Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780152053376
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 40

Mouse struggles to find the right way to express his anger, modeling the behavior of Hare, Bear, Hedgehog, and Bobcat, only to discover that his own way may be the best way of all.