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For more than half a century, a deadly viral disease known as poliomyelitis, or infantile paralysis, caused permanent crippling injury to thousands of Americans. Many died from polio; others were disabled for life. Summertime epidemics brought fear to anxious parents who tried to protect their children during "polio season." Although a cure was never found, protection came in the form of a vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, a grantee of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. The foundation, better known as the March of Dimes, succeeded in its efforts to eradicate polio from the United States and expanded its mission to the prevention of birth defects and infant mortality. March of Dimes documents one of the most successful voluntary health organizations in history. Founded by Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1938, the March of Dimes thrives on the dedication and energy of volunteers. American celebrities from Eddie Cantor to Helen Hayes and Elvis Presley have joined the fight against polio and birth defects. Millions participate in WalkAmerica, the nation's best-known walkathon fund-raiser, and March of Dimes poster children have symbolized the challenge of life with crippling diseases. Unlike any other, the March of Dimes story is an astonishing blend of science, medicine, and American popular culture.

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Genre: History
Author: David W. Rose
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release: 2003
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 0738512532

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Retracing the events and personalities of China's Long March, a colorful narrative describes the epic odyssey of thousands of Chinese Communist followers from their bases to the remote north of China, going behind the myth to recount the stories behind the March, including ruthless purges, hunger and disease, desertions, mistreatment of women, and more. 35,000 first printing.

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Genre: History
Author: Shuyun Sun
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Release: 2006
File: 270 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780385520249

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THE STORY: George Oppenheimer's brief summation: It skirts about the fairy story of Sleeping Beauty , but never settles for long in one mold. There is social comment on conformity and other failings of our modern civilization; there is satir

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Genre: Drama
Author: Arthur Laurents
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Release: 1961
File: 74 Pages
ISBN-13: 0822205750

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This practical handbook on software project success and survival explains how to confront five important issues involved in all software projects--people, politics, process, project management, and tools.

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Genre: Computers
Author: Edward Yourdon
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
Release: 2004
File: 230 Pages
ISBN-13: 013143635X

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize--a powerful love story set against the backdrop of the Civil War, from the author of The Secret Chord. From Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March, and crafted a story "filled with the ache of love and marriage and with the power of war upon the mind and heart of one unforgettable man" (Sue Monk Kidd). With "pitch-perfect writing" (USA Today), Brooks follows March as he leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause in the Civil War. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. A lushly written, wholly original tale steeped in the details of another time, March secures Geraldine Brooks's place as a renowned author of historical fiction.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2006-01-31
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 1101079258

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Describes the forced march of 70,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war captured by the Japanese in the Philippines during World War II.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Robert Greenberger
Publisher: Capstone
Release: 2009-01-01
File: 96 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780756540951

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Verse translations of selected works by Ausiàs March, the great fifteenth-century Valencian poet.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Costanzo Di Girolamo
Publisher: Tamesis Books
Release: 2006
File: 183 Pages
ISBN-13: 1855661306

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In retrospect, General William Tecumseh Sherman considered his march through the Carolinas the greatest of his military feats, greater even than the Georgia campaign. When he set out northward from Savannah with 60,000 veteran soldiers in January 1865, he

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Genre: History
Author: John G. Barrett
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Release: 1996-02
File: 335 Pages
ISBN-13: 0807845663

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Psychologists on the March argues that the Second World War had a profound impact on the modern psychological profession in America. Before the war, psychology was viewed largely as an academic discipline, drawing its ideology and personnel from the laboratory. Following the war, it was increasingly seen as a source of theory and practice to deal with mental health issues. With the support of the federal government, the field entered a prolonged period of exponential growth that saw major changes in the institutional structure of the field that spread to include the epistemological foundations of psychology. This book is the first sustained study of this important era in American psychology. Moving back and forth between collective and individual levels of analysis, it weaves together the internal politics and demography of psychology in relation to the cultural environment. It is based on extensive archival research and includes extended discussions of the wartime reformation of the American Psychological Association, the role of gender politics, the rise of reflexivity, and the popularization of psychology, among other topics.

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Genre: History
Author: James H. Capshew
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 1999-01-13
File: 276 Pages
ISBN-13: 0521565855

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Author: Bollich, James
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Release:
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1455600601

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