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    Title: A Dinner of Herbs
    By (author): John Verney
    ISBN10-13: 158988132X : 9781589881327
    In 1943, after parachuting into Sardinia to raid a German airfield, John Verney and several of his comrades from the British irregular forces were captured and sent to a POW camp in Italy’s Abruzzo region. As the Allies attempted to retake the country, Verney and two others made their escape. For months, they survived on the generosity and bravery of the local Italians who fed them and kept them hidden in haylofts and mountain caves -- despite the scarcity of resources and the dangers they themselves faced by harboring English soldiers. Twenty years after the war, Verney revisited the scenes of his imprisonment and escape, and the result is both an enchanting evocation of Southern Italy and an exhilarating story of wartime daring. He recounts the ironic upsides of being a prisoner of war (for the first time in four long years, I was free to do entirely what I wanted, which was to read as much as possible and try to learn to draw and write) as well as the anxiety aroused by the possibility of attempting an escape. He describes the extremes of boredom, hunger, discomfort, and mutual irritation that he and his companions faced after their escape, and the immense capacity for tolerance and goodness that they discovered in each other -- and especially in the desperately poor Italian families who helped them. Verney writes with a deceptive ease and wit, which reveals a subtlety and a candor that make this book as penetrating as it is delightful.
    About The Author:
    John Verney authored twelve books and illustrated countless others. He lived in the English countryside with his large family.
    Pages: 188  Size: 215x140mm 
    PublishedPaul Dry Books (US) - January   2019
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Autobiography: historical, political & military : Memoirs : British & Irish history : 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000 : 21st century history: from c 2000 - : Second World War : Warfare & defence
    List Price: 18.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 1 of: 100
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    Title: A Parkinson's Primer
    Sub-title: An Indispensable Guide to Parkinson's Disease for Patients and Their Families
    By (author): John M Vine
    ISBN10-13: 1589881192 : 9781589881198
    Here is the book that John Vine and his wife, Joanne, wish they could have consulted when John was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease -- a non-technical, personal guide written from the patient’s perspective. Relying on his experiences over the past 12 years, John writes knowledgeably about all aspects of the disease. John also interviewed other Parkinson’s patients and their partners, whose stories and advice he includes throughout the book.
    About The Author:
    John M Vine is a lawyer at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, DC, where he is the senior member and former head of the firm's employee benefits group. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2004.
    “John Vine says he wrote this book for people who have been newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Well, I was diagnosed 24 years ago, and I still learned something new on every page.” -- Michael Kinsley, Vanity Fair Columnist & author of "Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide"
    “John Vine details, in a compelling and accessible way, his experience with Parkinson’s disease. His book is an extraordinary guide to living successfully with Parkinson’s, and a must read for all who want to better understand the condition. Although diagnosed with Parkinson’s, my father lived an active and productive life until his death at age 94. As the book makes clear, while each patient’s journey is unique, common approaches are indispensable in treating the symptoms of the disease.” -- Eric H Holder, Jr served as the 82nd Attorney General of the United States from 2009 to 2015
    “John Vine has written the best primer I’ve ever read for newly diagnosed Parkinson’s patients and their families. It helps them cope with the shock of diagnosis, gives them (jargon-free) the scientific basics they need to know, describes the symptoms they may experience (making clear that every case is different) and catalogs the resources available to navigate living with Parkinson’s. John humanizes the book by describing his own experience and that of 22 other patients and their partners. I’d urge every neurologist to have copies of Vine’s primer on hand to help new PD on their journey forward.” -- Morton Kondracke, author of "Saving Milly: Love, Politics and Parkinson’s Disease" & a member of the Founders' Council of the Michael J Fox Foundation
    “My husband has PD, and I devoured this book. It’s wise, wonderfully readable, and, above all, helpful. Since John Vine has PD, he speaks with great authority about the challenges, both physical and psychological. If you have Parkinson’s, live with someone who has it, or just know someone battling the disease, A Parkinson’s Primer is for you.” -- Lesley Stahl, award-winning television journalist on the CBS News program 60 Minutes
    “This is a remarkable book describing the personal experiences of many individuals, including the author, living with Parkinson’s disease. It captures the fact that although there are many possible symptoms in this disease, each person experiences different symptoms and copes with them in various ways. The thoughtful and insightful comments and coping strategies should be helpful for persons with PD, and their partners, regardless of the stage of the disease.” -- Stephen Grill, MD, Ph.D., Director of the Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Center of Maryland
    “I wish we’d had John Vine’s book when my brother-in-law was diagnosed. The book is highly informative, unflinchingly honest, and reassuringly optimistic. It’s just what the doctor should have ordered.” -- Cokie Roberts, best-selling author and political commentator on ABC News and NPR
    Pages: 154  Size: 230x155mm 
    PublishedPaul Dry Books (US) - April   2017
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Memoirs : Popular medicine & health : Coping with illness & specific conditions
    List Price: 18.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 2 of: 100
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    Title: Advancement of Learning
    By (author): Francis Bacon
    ISBN10-13: 096649136X : 9780966491364
    This seminal philosophical treatise, originally penned in 1605 and considered the first major philosophical work written in English, also offers the first description of science as a tool to improve the human condition. This breakthrough work of the English Renaissance hailed new times and new possibilities for the human species. Bacon catalogues the current state of learning, the obstacles to its progress, and his own plans for its revitalisation. Newly designed and reset as an inexpensive paperback, this edition makes available a work that has significantly defined the modern era.
    Pages: 262  Size: 150x230mm 
    PublishedPaul Dry Books (US) - April   2001
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900 : Philosophy of science
    List Price: 18.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 3 of: 100
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    Title: Along Those Lines
    Sub-title: The Boundaries That Create Our World
    By (author): Peter Cashwell
    ISBN10-13: 1589880927 : 9781589880924
    After years of crossing borders in search of new birds and new landscapes, Peter Cashwell's exploration of lines between states, between time zones, and between species led him to consider the lines that divide genders, seasons, musical genres, and just about every other aspect of human life. His conclusion: Most had something in common -- they were largely imaginary. Nonetheless, this a tour of the tangled world of delineation, attempts to address how we distinguish right from wrong, life from death, Democrat from Republican -- and how the lines between came to be. Part storyteller, part educator, and part wise guy, Cashwell is unafraid to take readers off the beaten path -- into the desert vistas of the Four Corners, the breeding ground of an endangered warbler, or the innards of a grand piano. Something amusing and/or insightful awaits at every stop. And he's not alone. The tricks and treats of the human instinct for drawing lines are revealed in interviews with experts of all sorts. Learn about the use of the panel border from a Hugo Award-winning comics creator. Trace the edge of extinction with the rediscoverer of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Get the truth about the strike zone from an umpire who holds a degree in physics. You will begin to see even the most familiar lines in a whole new way.
    About The Author:
    Peter Cashwell teaches English at the Woodberry School in Virginia. He lives in Woodberry Forest, Virginia.
    "Intellectual reveling at its finest." -- Booklist
    "A delightful and curious book about borders, boundaries, fences, and lines." -- Slate
    "A thoughtful and entertaining look at the demarcations in our lives." -- Times Dispatch
    Pages: 237  Size: 215x140mm 
    PublishedPaul Dry Books (US) - May   2014
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Literary essays : Humour : USA
    List Price: 17.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 4 of: 100
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    Title: American Places
    Sub-title: A Writer's Pilgrimage to Sixteen of This Country's Most Visited & Cherished Sites
    By (author): William Zinnser
    ISBN10-13: 158988034X : 9781589880344
    Setting out in the spring of 1990 'to look for America', when patriotic travel was suddenly back in fashion, William Zinsser made first-time pilgrimages to some of America's most cherished and visited historic sites: Mount Rushmore, Rockefeller Center, Yellowstone National Park, Pearl Harbor, even the "corny and obvious" Niagara Falls. At these and his other iconic destinations, Zinsser unlearned clichéd assumptions and rediscovered fundamental truths about America. Originally published in 1992, AMERICAN PLACES and the ideals that Zinsser discovers these places represent will never go out of fashion.
    About The Author:
    William Zinsser is a writer, editor, and teacher. He teaches at The New School in New York, his hometown, and at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
    Pages: 193  Size: 140x215mm 
    PublishedPaul Dry Books (US) - April   2007
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Travel writing : Us America : USA
    List Price: 17.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 5 of: 100
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    Title: Animal Viruses and Humans, a Narrow Divide
    Sub-title: How Lethal Zoonotic Viruses Spill Over and Threaten Us
    By (author): Warren Andiman
    ISBN10-13: 1589881222 : 9781589881228
    To reproduce promiscuously and to wreak havoc wherever they can find a home, this is the raison d’être of viruses, writes Dr. Warren Andiman, an HIV/AIDS researcher who has been on the front lines battling infectious diseases for over forty years. In Animal Viruses and Humans: A Narrow Divide, Andiman traces the history of eight zoonotic viruses—deadly microbes that have made the leap directly from animals to human populations: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS); Swine influenza; Hantavirus; Monkeypox; Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS); Rabies; Ebola; Henipaviruses (Nipah and Hendra). He also illustrates the labor intensive and fascinating detective work that infectious disease specialists must do to uncover the source of an outbreak. Andiman also looks to the future, envisioning the effects on zoonoses (diseases caused by zoonotic viruses) of climate change, microenvironmental damage, population shifts, and globalization. He reveals the steps that we can, and must, take to stem the spread of animal viruses, explaining, The zoonoses I've chosen to write about -- are meant to describe only a small sample of what is already out there but, more menacingly, what is inevitably on its way, in forms we can only imagine.
    About The Author:
    Dr. Warren Andiman is Professor emeritus of pediatrics and epidemiology at the Yale Schools of Medicine and Public Health. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and completed his pediatric residency at Babies Hospital, part of the former Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. After serving a two-year stint as a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he pursued a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at the Yale School of Medicine and joined the faculty on which he served for forty-two years. At the start of the AIDS epidemic Dr. Andiman, with his associates, created the Pediatric AIDS Care Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital and served as its medical director for thirty-two years. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, also a pediatrician. They have two daughters.
    "A frighteningly fascinating reminder of just how closely connected human health and the planet’s ecosystems are."—Booklist
    "Andiman gives you a front row seat in the ongoing battle between man and disease . . . Gripping stories, filled with details that are in equal part delicious and disgusting, but always fascinating." —Lisa Sanders, MD, author of Every Patient Tells a Story and the New York Times Magazine "Diagnosis" column
    "Dr. Andiman was at the forefront of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in America, so he knows as well as anyone the disrupting power of new viruses and their impact on human societies."— Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine
    Pages: 217  Size: 215x140mm 
    PublishedPaul Dry Books (US) - May   2018
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Microbiology (non-medical) : Virology (non-medical)
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    Title: 6 of: 100
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    Title: As We Saw Them
    Sub-title: The First Japanese Embassy to the United States
    By (author): Masao Miyoshi
    ISBN10-13: 1589880234 : 9781589880238
    In 1860 the empire of Japan sent 170 officials -- samurai and bureaucrats, inspectors and spies, half a dozen teenagers and one Confucian physician -- to tour the United States, the first such visit to America and the first trip anywhere abroad in two hundred years. Politics and curiosity, on both sides, mixed to create an amazing journey. Using the travellers' own journals of the trip and American accounts of the group's progress, historian and critic Masao Miyoshi relates the fascinating tale of entrenched assumptions, startling impressions, and bewildering conclusions. Miyoshi finds in this unique encounter an entertaining adventure story of discovery and a paradigm of the attitudes and judgements that have ever since shaped American and Japanese perceptions of one another. This revealing account of 'otherness' is still relevant today as we strive to understand peoples whom we think of as foreign.
    About The Author:
    Masao Miyoshi is Hajime Mori Professor of Japanese, English, and Comparitive Literature Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Off Center: Power and Culture Relations between Japan and the United States.
    Pages: 232  Size: 140x215mm 
    PublishedPaul Dry Books (US) - September   2006
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: International relations : Japan : USA
    List Price: 18.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 7 of: 100
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    Title: Beatrice Bunson's Guide to Romeo and Juliet
    By (author): Paula Marantz Cohen
    ISBN10-13: 1589881052 : 9781589881051
    High school begins, and to Beatrice Bunson nothing is the same, not even her best friend, Nan. The "new" Nan doesn't hang out with Bea after school; instead she's running for Student Council and going to parties and avoiding Bea at lunchtime. The boys who were gross in middle school have become surprisingly polite, while the "cool" kids are still a mystery. Bea's older sister, meanwhile, acts like she's living in a soap opera. On the bright side, there's English class with Mr. Martin, where Beatrice discovers that Shakespeare has something to say about almost everything—and that nothing in life is as dramatic as Romeo and Juliet. But when Nan gets in over her head in her new social life, it's up to Beatrice to restore her reputation—and she may need to make a few new friends to pull it off. One of them, the slightly brainy guy that Beatrice meets at her grandmother's retirement home, is definitely kind of cute, and probably dateable. (Fortunately, nothing is the same in high school). As Beatrice and her classmates tackle Romeo and Juliet, they unveil the subtleties of the play as well as broader lessons of love, family, honor, and misunderstandings. Guided by Mr. Martin, these ninth-graders help us to understand Shakespeare, as Shakespeare helps them begin to understand themselves.
    About The Author:
    Paula Marantz Cohen's novels include Jane Austen in Scarsdale or Love, Death and the SATs; Jane Austen in Boca; and the recent What Alice Knew: A Most Curious Tale of Henry James and Jack the Ripper. Cohen is Distinguished Professor of English at Drexel University, and is host of the weekly public television program The Drexel Interview.
    "Cohen has made an essential classic cool.""—Beth Kephart
    ""Juliet Capulet would find a worthy BFF in Beatrice Bunson.""—Cordelia Frances Biddle
    Pages: 223  Size: 203x127mm 
    PublishedPaul Dry Books (US) - March   2016
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories : Personal & social issues (Children's / Teenage)
    List Price: 12.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 8 of: 100
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    Title: Birds, Peace, Wealth
    Sub-title: Aristophanes' Critique of the Gods
    By (author): Aristophanes Translated by: Thomas Pangle, Wayne Ambler
    ISBN10-13: 1589880781 : 9781589880788
    These three comedies provoke searching reflections on the religious nature of humanity: What are the psychological sources of piety? What is longed for in and through piety? What would a god need to be, to truly provide what our humanity seeks from divinity? Aristophanes has been said to recreate the life of ancient Athens more convincingly than any other author.
    About The Author:
    Peter Meineck is Clinical Associate Professor of Classics, New York University, and Artistic Director of the Aquila Theatre Company.
    Pages: 223  Size: 205x150mm 
    PublishedPaul Dry Books (US) - January   2013
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Plays, playscripts
    List Price: 15.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 9 of: 100
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    Title: Boston Boy
    Sub-title: Growing Up with Jazz & Other Rebellious Passions
    By (author): Nat Hentoff
    ISBN10-13: 096796752X : 9780967967523
    Through stories and portraits of the strong personalities around him, Nat Hentoff brings to life the political, familial, and musical forces that shaped his unique perspectives on the world.
    About The Author:
    Nathan Irving Nat Hentoff is an American historian, novelist, jazz and country music critic, and syndicated columnist for United Media and writes regularly on jazz and country music for The Wall Street Journal.
    Pages: 212  Size: 140x215mm 
    PublishedPaul Dry Books (US) - January   2001
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Jazz : Biography: arts & entertainment : Jewish studies
    List Price: 17.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 10 of: 100

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