Anni Baker offers a timely exploration of life in the armed forces, as it has been experienced by millions of men, women, and children over the past six decades. She examines the factors that shape military service and culture, from grueling training exercises to sexual relations with local women, from overseas duty to the peculiar life of the "military brat." The military, she posits, is a distinct society based on a set of common values that are sometimes, though not always, at odds with those of civilian society. The extent to which active duty personnel, family members, and civilians internalize these values dictates their comfort with military life and their choice of a military career. Through a discussion of life in the military, the author shows how the values, traditions and norms of the armed forces are articulated and shared, how they influence the individual and the institution, and what role they play in American society as a whole.
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This book offers an accessible overview of the latest research into the life and times of Jesus. The life of Jesus is, at once, both a point of faith and a historical debate for millions of people in the U.S. "The Historical Jesus For Dummies" paints a vibrant picture of the politics, religion, and culture of the Jewish world he encountered, examining both biblical and non-biblical historical texts and exploring recent archaeological finds that shed additional light on the life of Jesus.
Already hailed as "a thoughtful and comprehensive guide to those early, crucial days of sobriety," this groundbreaking new book is different from anything else on the market. As an alcohol and drug counselor for more than 20 years who has helped thousands into recovery, the author does not focus on trying to diagnose the problem; instead, she compassionately guides you through the first 30 days of sobriety--the most crucial part of recovery.
Dermatological surgery is practiced routinely in primary care, and most minor procedures are straightforward and require minimal time. Success is dependent on the practitioner’s ability to recognize lesions, choose and plan appropriate treatment and perform surgical procedures. This second edition of Fast Facts: Minor Surgery provides an overview of the good practice and operative set-up required for dermatological surgery, the skin lesions commonly encountered in primary care and the various techniques and procedures involved in their treatment.
‘Bladder disorders’ is an inclusive term that encompasses a number of lower urinary tract dysfunctions and abnormalities, which affect a significant number of individuals. These disorders can have a substantial negative effect on quality of life, and some can cause considerable morbidity and even mortality. This book was written with the non-specialist healthcare in mind, to provide the ‘fundamentals’ related to a number of these disorders – enough to recognize the symptoms and signs, understand the basic pathophysiology and institute initial evaluation and, where appropriate initial treatment.
"Eating Disorders For Dummies" serves as a comprehensive, practical guide for sufferers and their loved ones covering anorexia, bulimia, and other disorders/syndromes such as binging and night eating syndrome. It shows readers how to access the latest treatment techniques, deal with eating and exercise in and out of the home, find a good therapist, and take charge of ensuring recovery. It also explores issues like depression and anxiety and includes questionnaires, checklists for ongoing evaluation, and charts for monitoring and developing positive eating patterns.
This book is a handy A to Z dictionary to help people decipher the meanings of dreams. On average, people spend a third of their lives asleep, so it's not surprising that many are curious about how their dreams relate to their waking lives. From ancient Egypt to Freud and Jung, many people have viewed dreams as portents of the future or portals to the inner workings of the human psyche. This value priced dictionary catalogs scores of common dream images and themes, offering incisive explanations of what each may mean. For people curious about what their dreams say about themselves, their relationships, or the future, this comprehensive A to Z reference will be an indispensable bedside companion.
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This book presents inspiring profiles of more than 25 African American religious leaders for young adults. This new addition to the "Black Stars" series tells the fascinating stories of African American religious leaders from different periods in history, including Peter Williams, a slave who helped establish the first black church in New York; Sojourner Truth, the abolitionist and former slave who spoke out for the rights of women and blacks; Henry McNeal Turner, the first black Chaplain in the U.S. Army; Martin Luther King, Jr., who preached for equality and nonviolence; and T. D. Jakes, whose ministries extend from Dallas, Texas, around the world; as well as many others. Jim Haskins was Professor of English at the University of Florida and wrote more than 100 nonfiction books for young readers. Kathleen Benson (New York, NY) is Director of Government and Community Relations at the Museum of the City of New York. Jim and Kathleen collaborated on more than 25 books.