Rugged and Enduring

The Eagles, the Browns, and 5 Years of Football

Rugged and Enduring

This book is a nonfiction account of some key years in the history of pro football. It starts on Dec. 7, 1941, and continues until the NFL championship game of 1960, but the focus of the book is on the five crucial seasons from 1946 to 1950. The central characters are the Philadelphia Eagles, the best team in the National Football League during that period, and the Cleveland Browns, the best team in the upstart All America Football Conference. In 1950, those two leagues merged, and those two wonderful teams faced off on opening day in what has been called the first Super Bowl. That game served as a climax to five years of growth and change for the sport, five years that set the stage for the NFL to become the nation´s most popular pro league. And those five seasons saw some terrific football. Each chapter focuses on two main elements --- what actually happened on the football field and what life was like for those who played the game. Whenever possible, the book relies on the voice of the players to tell the story. I talked to or corresponded with more than 50 players from the era, including such immortals as Steve Van Buren, Otto Graham, Chuck Bednarik, the late Lou Groza, Crazy Legs Hirsch, and Night Train Lane. The players talked to me at length about their love of the sport and their appreciation for their teammates, their coaches, and their foes. They talked about working second jobs to make ends meet and about seeing themselves on TV for the first time. They talked about jarring collisions on the field and serene team picnics in the park. They fondly remembered their triumphs and bitterly (sometimes quite bitterly) recalled their defeats. And they told me many funny stories. The book also makes use of contemporary news accounts and published histories. A bibliography is included, as is a final chapter composed entirely of some final thoughts from the former players who talked to me. There is also a helpful section with relevant statistics from the era.

Armenia

A Rugged Land, an Enduring People

Armenia

An introduction to the geography, history, people, government, and culture of Armenia with emphasis on the challenges facing this newly independent nation.

The Clear Light of Day

A Novel

The Clear Light of Day

Recently ordained and more recently divorced, Reverend Esme Browne finds herself at an uncomfortable crossroads when stationed at the Portland Road Chapel. In addition to the seaside town, she also now bears the spiritual responsibility for two country chapels, which should be exciting, invigorating, and even hopeful. Esme, however, has forgotten how to pray and, she fears, how to feel. A chance encounter with an eccentric pair of country gnostics may change all that, but she'll have to be willing to juggle the demands of the church, her parishes, and a bevy of well-intended but nosy neighbors.

Wilderness Medicine E-Book

Expert Consult Premium Edition - Enhanced Online Features

Wilderness Medicine E-Book

Quickly and decisively manage any medical emergency you encounter in the great outdoors with Wilderness Medicine! World-renowned authority and author, Dr. Paul Auerbach, and a team of experts offer proven, practical, visual guidance for effectively diagnosing and treating the full range of emergencies and health problems encountered in situations where time and resources are scarce. Every day, more and more people are venturing into the wilderness and extreme environments, or are victims of horrific natural disasters...and many are unprepared for the dangers and aftermath that come with these episodes. Whether these victims are stranded on mountaintops, lost in the desert, injured on a remote bike path, or ill far out at sea, this indispensable resource--now with online access at www.expertconsult.com for greater accessibility and portability-- equips rescuers and health care professionals to effectively address and prevent injury and illness in the wilderness! This textbook is widely referred to as "The Bible of Wilderness Medicine." Be able to practice emergency medicine outside of the traditional hospital/clinical setting whether you are in remote environments, underdeveloped but highly populated areas, or disaster areas, are part of search and rescue operations, or dealing with casualties from episodes of extreme sports and active lifestyle activities. Face any medical challenge in the wilderness with expert guidance: Dr. Auerbach is a noted author and the world's leading authority on wilderness medicine. He is a founder and Past President of the Wilderness Medical Society, consultant to the Divers Alert Network and many other agencies and organizations, and a member of the National Medical Committee for the National Ski Patrol System. Handle everything from frostbite to infection by marine microbes, not to mention other diverse injuries, bites, stings, poisonous plant exposures, animal attacks, and natural disasters. Grasp the essential aspects of search and rescue. Respond quickly and effectively by improvising with available materials. Improve your competency and readiness with the latest guidance on volcanic eruptions, extreme sports, splints and slings, wilderness cardiology, living off the land, aerospace medicine, mental health in the wilderness, tactical combat casualty care, and much more. Meet the needs and special considerations of specific patient populations such as children, women, elders, persons with chronic medical conditions, and the disabled. Make smart decisions about gear, navigation, nutrition, and survival. Be prepared for everything with expanded coverage on topics such as high altitude, cold water immersion, and poisonous and venomous plants and animals. Get the skills you need now with new information on global humanitarian relief and expedition medicine, plus expanded coverage of injury prevention and environmental preservation. Get guidance on the go with fully searchable online text, plus bonus images, tables and video clips - all available on ExpertConsult.com.

The Enduring Vision, Volume II: Since 1865

The Enduring Vision, Volume II: Since 1865

THE ENDURING VISION's engaging narrative integrates political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. Known for its focus on the environment and the land, the text is also praised for its innovative coverage of cultural history, public health and medicine, and the West -- including Native American history. The ninth edition incorporates new scholarship throughout, includes a variety of new photos, and brings the discussion fully up to date with coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cengage Advantage Books: The Enduring Vision

Cengage Advantage Books: The Enduring Vision

Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this text is an economically priced version of THE ENDURING VISION, Seventh Edition (©2011). The Advantage Edition offers readers the complete narrative while limiting the number of photos, tables, and maps. Its engaging narrative integrates political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. Known for its focus on the environment and the land, the text is also praised for its innovative coverage of cultural history, public health and medicine, and the West--including Native American history. Available in the following split options: CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: THE ENDURING VISION, Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-31), ISBN: 978-1-111-34155-8; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-1-111-34156-5; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 16-31), ISBN: 978-1-111-34157-2. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People

The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People

THE ENDURING VISION's engaging narrative integrates political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. Known for its focus on the environment and the land, the text is also praised for its innovative coverage of cultural history, public health and medicine, and the West--including Native American history. The eighth edition incorporates new scholarship throughout, includes a variety of new photos, and brings the discussion fully up to date with coverage of the 2012 presidential campaign. Based on the popularity of the Going to the Source feature, which was introduced in the previous edition, additional Going to the Source selections are offered online in the eighth edition. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Enduring Issues in American Nursing

Enduring Issues in American Nursing

Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2001 by Choice! "Why turn to the past when attempting to build nursing's future?...To make good decisions in planning nursing's future in the context of our complex health care system, nurses must know the history of the actions being considered, the identities and points of view of the major players, and all the stakes that are at risk. These are the lessons of history." -- from the Introduction This book presents nursing history in the context of problems and issues that persist to this day. Issues such as professional autonomy, working conditions, relationships with other health professionals, appropriate knowledge for education and licensure, gender, class, and race are traced through the stories told in this volume. Each chapter provides a piece of the puzzle that is nursing. The editors, all noted nurse historians and educators, have carefully made selections from the best that has been published in the nursing and health care literature.

The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People, Volume II: Since 1865

The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People, Volume II: Since 1865

THE ENDURING VISION's engaging narrative integrates political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. Known for its focus on the environment and the land, the text is also praised for its innovative coverage of cultural history, public health and medicine, and the West--including Native American history. The eighth edition incorporates new scholarship throughout, includes a variety of new photos, and brings the discussion fully up to date with coverage of the 2012 presidential campaign. Based on the popularity of the Going to the Source feature, which was introduced in the previous edition, additional Going to the Source selections are offered online in the eighth edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.