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The Migration Journey The Ethiopian Jewish Exodus

The Migration Journey The Ethiopian Jewish Exodus

Author: Stephen Miller, Gadi BenEzer Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2017

Between 1977 and 1985, some 20,000 Ethiopian Jews left their homes in Ethiopia and embarked on a secret and highly traumatic exodus to Israel. Due to various political circumstances they had to leave their homes in haste, go a long way on foot through unknown country, and stay for a period of one or two years in refugee camps, until they were brought to Israel. The difficult conditions of the journey included racial tensions, attacks by bandits, night travel over mountains, incarceration, illness, and death. A fifth of the group did not survive the journey. This interdisciplinary, ground-breaking book focuses on the experience of this journey, its meaning for the people who made it, and its relation to the initial encounter with Israeli society. The author argues that powerful processes occur on such journeys that affect the individual and community in life-changing ways, including their initial encounter with and adaptation to their new society. Analyzing the psychosocial impact of the journey, he examines the relations between coping and meaning, trauma and culture, and discusses personal development and growth.

The Medical Elite Training for Leadership

The Medical Elite Training for Leadership

Author: Stephen Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2017

In the tradition of C. Wright Mills, Stephen J. Miller defines and analyzes the power of the medical elite in American elite. He describes a group of interns who are becoming the successors of the physicians who determine the character of medicine in a complex society. The group is at the Harvard Medical Unit of the Boston City Hospital, and its members are heirs apparent to the elite of the medical profession. Miller spent more than a year living with these interns. He observed them as they worked on the wards, in clinics, and on the accident floor. He interviewed interns, administrators, teachers, researchers, and other personnel at the university-affiliated hospital. He describes how members of the elite are chosen and promoted, discusses what makes them elite, and demonstrates how they maintain their elite status. In the course of his analysis he describes fully the training of these young physicians and how their internship prepares them for the future role in medicine. The thrust of the book is to document the training of interns in a big-city hospital and to describe the operations and self-perpetuating tactics of elite. The best or the elite of the medical profession, explains Miller, are teachers and researchers at medical schools and particularly those at name schools and their affiliated hospitals. More than half of those who served in the internship program went on to become professors, deans, chairmen, and administrators in those institutions. The author describes how interns serve the purpose of the elite they may someday join: they provide the bulk of the medical care at the hospital and, by so doing, free the researchers so that they are able to spend more time in the laboratory. While much of what interns do is everyday tasks of caring for patients, those who serve such internships are taking the first step on a route that leads to membership in the medical elite

Dolly Parton: Smart Blonde, the Life of

Dolly Parton: Smart Blonde, the Life of

Author: Stephen Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/05/2015

In this revised edition of his definitive biography of Dolly Parton, Stephen Miller has updated his original book on the superstar. Going behind the larger-than-life image to discover what makes Dolly tick, Miller gets to the core of a remarkable woman from a poor East Tennessee background who made it in the male-dominated world of Sixties Nashville and went on to build a respectable movie career. Talking to Dolly's family members, musicians and producers, the author explores Dolly's private life, including her closely-guarded relationships with her husband of nearly fifty years, Carl Dean, and her lifelong friend Judy Ogle. What emerges is a unique portrait of a strong woman who took control of her life, her music and a successful business career with resolute determination. Dolly loves making jokes at her own expense; perhaps the best joke has been how one of America's great singer-songwriters became a legend by being serious about her music while being frivolous about her image.

Communicating Across Dementia How to talk, listen, provide stimulation and give comfort

Communicating Across Dementia How to talk, listen, provide stimulation and give comfort

Author: Stephen Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

If someone close to you has dementia (Alzheimer's Disease is the most common type) you will know that communication gradually becomes more difficult and at times frustrating. This jargon-free book explains why this happens and how you have to rethink your whole approach by: Making key changes to the way you communicate Creating the right physical environment for good communication And bear in mind that communication in the broadest sense goes well beyond talking; there is also a wide range of non-verbal communication such as facial expression, posture and touch. The person with dementia in your life needs your help. This straightforward book will help you to acquire the knack for improving and facilitating communication that works in a wide variety of situations including: Improving conversation Finding stimulating activities Dealing with challenging situations Making important decisions Reducing stress and agitation Moving into residential care This book provides invaluable information for people helping to care for people with dementia at home and also those who do so as part of their job.

Fight for Her! - &quote;A Marriage in Crisis and God's Intervention&quote;

Fight for Her! - "e;A Marriage in Crisis and God's Intervention"e;

Author: Stephen Miller, Jessica Miller Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2014

A true story of a marriage in crisis and the results after God's intervention. Miracles still happen today and God will still raise things from the dead including your marriage!

Excellence and Equity The National Endowment for the Humanities

Excellence and Equity The National Endowment for the Humanities

Author: Stephen Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/2014

Since its establishment in 1965 the National Endowment for the Humanities has distributed many millions of dollars in grants. Has the money been well spent? What impact have the Endowment's programs had on the academic community, the schools, and the public at large?In this first book-length study of the Endowment, Stephen Miller offers a trenchant analysis of the agency's origins, its accomplishments, and the criticisms leveled against it. In the political maneuvering that led to its establishment, Miller sees a basic misunderstanding between those in academia who lobbied for NEH and those in Congress who were its most enthusiastic supporters. The inevitable result was a confused mandate that has made the work of the Endowment and the policies of its four chairmen the focus of congressional and public criticism.One group of critics has found NEH too elitist-awarding too many grants to scholars at a few major universities. Others have regarded it as too populist-expending too much on organizations that have little to do with the humanities. Still others regard its programs as simply a waste of the taxpayers' money.Excellence and Equity explores the continuing political controversy surrounding NEH and its chairmen and assesses in detail its impact on the humanities in four major program areas: research, teaching, preservation, and public programs. The book concludes with recommendations for restructuring the Endowment, for revising its review procedures, and for improving the process by which its chairman is selected. Only through such changes, Miller argues, can we hope to foster humanistic scholarship in the coming decades.

The Million Dollar Quartet

The Million Dollar Quartet

Author: Stephen Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2013

Million Dollar Quartet' is the name given to recordings made on Tuesday December 4, 1956 in the Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. The recordings were of an impromptu jam session among Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash.The events of the session. Very few participants survive. Includes interviews with the drummer and the sound engineer. A detailed analysis of the music played - and its relevance to subsequent popular music. The early lives and careers of the quartet - where they were in 1956. Relevant social and economic factors which meant that a massive audience of young people were keenly looking for a new kind of music they could call their own. The reunions of surviving members of the quartet. The emergence of the tapes, first on bootleg and then on legitimate CDs. The genesis of the stage show and its reception - the enduring appeal of the music.

Fight For Her! A Marriage in Crisis and God's Intervention

Fight For Her! A Marriage in Crisis and God's Intervention

Author: Stephen Miller, Jessica Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/03/2012

A story of a crisis in marriage and God's intervention. This is a private in-depth look into the Authors lives during an unstable time in their marriage, how it affected both of them and how God brought them out of it. Miracles still happen today, God is still raising things from the dead, including this marriage!

Starting and Running a Sandwich-Coffee Bar, 2nd Edition An Insider Guide to setting up your own successful business

Starting and Running a Sandwich-Coffee Bar, 2nd Edition An Insider Guide to setting up your own successful business

Author: Stephen Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/01/2011

Sandwiches are still the fastest growing food sector, which makes good quality coffee and sandwich bars an exciting opportunity. In this revised and updated edition, the author passes on knowledge he has gained from his own experience. Find out how to: - CREATE A CONCEPT AND YOUR IMAGE - CHOOSE THE RIGHT LOCATION- BUY EQUIPMENT AND FIT OUT THE SHOP- GENERATE INTEREST BEFORE YOU OPEN

Jonny Cash

Jonny Cash

Author: Stephen Miller Format: eBook Release Date: 28/10/2009

From his legendary 50s Sun recordings to his classic 'American' albums of the late 90s, Johnny Cash has always been the country voice of rock. This is his amazing story - Stephen Miller's vivid account of the life and times of a man who started out with stablemates Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins but who would later become a loyal musical friend of Bob Dylan, Nick Lower, Willie Nelson and Elvis Costello. Once on the point of death from drug addition, Cash turned his life around and for 50 years went on to participate in the rock music that grew out of these original sun recording studio sessions. Here are all the anecdotes behind the rowdy days, the prison albums, the relationships and the music. Rockabilly king, movie actor and activist, Cash enjoyed a rollercoaster career that lurched between million selling albums and periods of dark obscurity. Through it all the Man in Black remained a hero to discenring country and rock fans all over the world. This is his unique story.

The Peculiar Life of Sundays

The Peculiar Life of Sundays

Author: Stephen Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/12/2008

Sunday observance in the Christian West was an important religious issue from late Antiquity until at least the early twentieth century. In England the subject was debated in Parliament for six centuries. During the reign of Charles I disagreements about Sunday observance were a factor in the Puritan flight from England. In America the Sunday question loomed large in the nation's newspapers. In the nineteenth century, it was the lengthiest of our national debates - outlasting those of temperance and slavery. In a more secular age, many writers have been haunted by the afterlife of Sunday. Wallace Stevens speaks of the peculiar life of Sundays. For Kris Kristofferson there's something in a Sunday, / Makes a body feel alone. From Augustine to Caesarius, through the Reformation and the Puritan flight from England, down through the ages to contemporary debates about Sunday worship, Stephen Miller explores the fascinating history of the Sabbath. He pays particular attention to the Sunday lives of a number of prominent British and American writers - and what they have had to say about Sunday. Miller examines such observant Christians as George Herbert, Samuel Johnson, Edmund Burke, Hannah More, and Jonathan Edwards. He also looks at the Sunday lives of non-practicing Christians, including Oliver Goldsmith, Joshua Reynolds, John Ruskin, and Robert Lowell, as well as a group of lapsed Christians, among them Edmund Gosse, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Thoreau, and Wallace Stevens. Finally, he examines Walt Whitman's complex relationship to Christianity. The result is a compelling study of the changing role of religion in Western culture.

State and Society in Eighteenth-century France A Study of Political Power and Social Revolution in Languedoc

State and Society in Eighteenth-century France A Study of Political Power and Social Revolution in Languedoc

Author: Stephen Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2008

'The Old Regime Province Of Languedoc' provides the setting for Stephen Miller's rich analysis of state and society relations in eighteenth-century France. Continuing where William Beik's pathbreaking seventeenth-century study ends, this book sheds new light on the origins of the French Revolution and the social and political developments thereafter.Beik's widely acclaimed study depicted Languedoc as the classic example of the ruling compromise between crown and the social elites established by Louis XIV. Building on this study, Miller shows that the monarchical state was far from being a neutral modernizing force. Rather it was committed to reinforcing not just fiscal inequalities, but also those of personal honor, authority, and rights.Based on years of research in the National Archives of France as well as local archives, this book surveys recent scholarship on various aspects of political culture. It then sensibly stresses the importance of evaluating Languedoc in the economic and administrative context. Miller argues that the monarchy's search for revenue in the 1770s and 1780s led to close collaboration with the high-ranking nobles and ecclesiastics of the province.The originality of Miller's research is its discovery that this devolution of power excluded the majority of the provincial elite from the circuits of royal authority. Impetus for opposition to royal absolutism in 1788 and 1789 came from nobles anxious to protect their privileges from the efforts of the crown and its allies to draw revenue from the province. This discovery, Miller shows, helps explain the difficulty the nobles had in winning political support from common subjects after 1789.

Conversation A History of a Declining Art

Conversation A History of a Declining Art

Author: Stephen Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2007

Essayist Stephen Miller pursues a lifelong interest in conversation by taking an historical and philosophical view of the subject. He chronicles the art of conversation in Western civilization from its beginnings in ancient Greece to its apex in eighteenth-century Britain to its current endangered state in America. As Harry G. Frankfurt brought wide attention to the art of bullshit in his recent bestselling On Bullshit, so Miller now brings the art of conversation into the light, revealing why good conversation matters and why it is in decline.

Conversation A History of a Declining Art

Conversation A History of a Declining Art

Author: Stephen Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2006

Essayist Stephen Miller pursues a lifelong interest in conversation by taking an historical and philosophical view of the subject. He chronicles the art of conversation in Western civilization from its beginnings in ancient Greece to its apex in eighteenth-century Britain to its current endangered state in America. As Harry G. Frankfurt brought wide attention to the art of verbiage in his recent bestselling On Bullshit , so Miller now brings the art of conversation into the light, revealing why good conversation matters and why it is in decline. Miller explores the conversation about conversation among such great writers as Cicero, Montaigne, Swift, Defoe, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and Virginia Woolf. He focuses on the world of British coffeehouses and clubs in 'The Age of Conversation', and examines how this era ended. Turning his attention to the United States, the author traces a prolonged decline in the theory and practice of conversation from Benjamin Franklin through Hemingway to Dick Cheney. He cites our technology (iPods, cell phones, and video games) and our insistence on unguarded forthrightness as well as our fear of being judgemental as powerful forces that are likely to diminish the art of conversation.

Johnny Cash: The Life of An American Icon

Johnny Cash: The Life of An American Icon

Author: Stephen Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2005

From his legendary 50s Sun recordings to his classic 'American' albums of the late 90s, Johnny Cash has always been the country voice of rock. This is his amazing story - Stephen Miller's vivid account of the life and times of a man who started out with stablemates Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins but who would later become a loyal musical friend of Bob Dylan, Nick Lower, Willie Nelson and Elvis Costello. Once on the point of death from drug addition, Cash turned his life around and for 50 years went on to participate in the rock music that grew out of these original sun recording studio sessions. Here are all the anecdotes behind the rowdy days, the prison albums, the relationships and the music. Rockabilly king, movie actor and activist, Cash enjoyed a rollercoaster career that lurched between million selling albums and periods of dark obscurity. Through it all the Man in Black remained a hero to discenring country and rock fans all over the world. This is his unique story.

Three Deaths and Enlightenment Thought Hume, Johnson, Marat

Three Deaths and Enlightenment Thought Hume, Johnson, Marat

Author: Stephen Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2001

This book examines the cult of the deathbed scene in eighteenth-century Britain and France, exploring the three currents of Enlightenment thought implict in the deathbed projects of Hume, Johnson, and Marat. The book describes the response of Boswell, Burke, Smith and Gibbon to Johnson's and Hume's projects: it also considers the complex relations between reformist and transformist thought in Britan during the last three decades of the century.

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