How I Survived---and Mostly Thrived---Through the First Three Years of Mothering Twins
Author: Jane Roper
Pubpsher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Becoming a mother is rarely what you expect. Jane Roper never expected she'd have twins—or that they'd be such a spirited twosome. She didn't expect that finding the right balance of work and home would be so tricky. And she certainly didn't expect she'd grapple with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder during her daughters' toddler years. But she also didn't anticipate just how much joy, laughter and self-discovery motherhood would bring. Full of warmth, honesty, occasional advice, and a generous helping of humor, Double Time is a smart and engaging account of the first three years with multiples and a refreshingly candid and vulnerable look at clinical depression. It's a memoir that will resonate countless women—especially those parenting in double time.
The Book of Andrew takes a young boy named Andrew Engleman from the summer of 1938 through World War Two and the Cold War, including the hot intervals in Korea and Vietnam and the swift expansion of terrorist activity on a global scale that led to punitive incursions into the hotbeds of the Middle East by coalitions of Western powers under the leadership of the United States. It also provides the reader with a glimpse of what the world may be like a few decades hence. The author hopes to promote greater understanding of the historical significance of the Korean War, which has been labeled "The Forgotten War". It was an undeclared war for which none of the belligerent parties, excepting North Korea, was fully prepared at the start. Close to 4.5 million human beings, less than half of whom were in military service, were killed, injured or reported missing during the 37 months and two days of its duration. North Korea, South Korea and China suffered the greatest number of casualties, both military and civilian. The total for the United States alone was 136,826 combatants. The Korean War brought us perilously close to a third world war that almost certainly would have been nuclear. It was the first war in which American infantry units were fully integrated, blacks and whites serving harmoniously together. And it was the only real war to have been fought under the aegis and flag of the United Nations. It stands out as a chapter in the annals of warfare that contains many important lessons for us all. And in this book it is the constant backdrop against which the protagonist's experiences and thought processes are highlighted as they unfold before our eyes.
Release on 2017-01-03 | by Ellyse Perry,Sherryl Clark
Author: Ellyse Perry,Sherryl Clark
Pubpsher: Random House Australia
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Did someone press fast forward? Ellyse is bursting with excitement - she's been invited to try out for a new youth soccer academy along with her friends Hu and Jamie. Could this be the start of something big? Fingers crossed! But that's not the only thing. Cricket season has started up again and there's both school and club competitions to play. Certain that she can do it all, Ellyse won't slow down. That is, until she finds herself in danger of disappointing everyone around her. Man, growing up sucks sometimes! Will Ellyse finally have to choose between cricket and soccer?
Release on 1964 | by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor
Hearings Before the General Subcommittee on Labor of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Eighty-eighth Congress, Second Session, on H. R. 9824, a Bill to Amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to Extend Its Protection to Additional Employees, and for Other Purposes . .
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor
From the editor of the "New Grove Dictionary of Jazz" comes a unique way of approaching and understanding jazz. Drawing on 21 historic jazz recordings, reproduced on a compact disc that accompanies the book, Barry Kernfeld illustrates jazz rhythm, form, arrangement, composition, improvisation, style and sound.