Blood And Gifts

Author: J. T. Rogers
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822226079
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Blood And Gifts. THE STORY: My God, Russian soldiers being shot by Chinese bullets. Sometimes the world is so beautiful. It's 1981. As the Soviet army burns its way through Afghanistan, CIA operative Jim Warnock is sent to try and halt its bloody progress,


Author: J. T. Rogers
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781559365567
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Oslo. A politically charged drama from acclaimed playwright J.T. Rogers.

Last Best Gifts

Author: Kieran Healy
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226322386
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Last Best Gifts. More than any other altruistic gesture, blood and organ donation exemplifies the true spirit of self-sacrifice. Donors literally give of themselves for no reward so that the life of an individual—often anonymous—may be spared. But as the demand for blood and organs has grown, the value of a system that depends solely on gifts has been called into question, and the possibility has surfaced that donors might be supplemented or replaced by paid suppliers. Last Best Gifts offers a fresh perspective on this ethical dilemma by examining the social organization of blood and organ donation in Europe and the United States. Gifts of blood and organs are not given everywhere in the same way or to the same extent—contrasts that allow Kieran Healy to uncover the pivotal role that institutions play in fashioning the contexts for donations. Procurement organizations, he shows, sustain altruism by providing opportunities to give and by producing public accounts of what giving means. In the end, Healy suggests, successful systems rest on the fairness of the exchange, rather than the purity of a donor’s altruism or the size of a financial incentive.

Author: Маркус Зузак
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171203424
Size: 27.30 MB
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Red As Blood Or Tales From The Sisters Grimmer

Author: Tanith Lee
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1479403741
Size: 67.80 MB
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Red As Blood Or Tales From The Sisters Grimmer. What if Snow White were the real villain and the "wicked queen" just a sadly maligned innocent? What if awakening Sleeping Beauty would be the mistake of a lifetime -- of several lifetimes? What if the famous folk tales were retold with an eye to more horrific possibilities? Only Tanith Lee -- "Goddess-Empress of the Hot Read" (Village Voice) could retell the world-famous tales of the Brothers Grimm (and others) as they might have been told by the Sisters Grimmer! This special edition, put together for the 30th anniversary of the original edition, adds a new Grimmer fairy tale written especially for this volume!

Winning Gifts

Author: Thomas D. Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470128348
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Winning Gifts. The secret to getting gifts and making donors feel like winners. Know the best approaches to people–centered fundraising. Understand the role of executive director, fundraisers, program managers, and volunteers in the win–win framework, the importance of listening, the case for a donor–centered approach, and the direct ways these concepts can be applied in a variety of fundraising settings. Includes numerous real–world examples taken from the author′s own experience as chief philanthropy officer in nonprofits and as a leader in a well–known national nonprofit consulting company. Thomas D. Wilson is the vice president and western regional manager for Campbell & Company. His career in fundraising spans more than 25 years and includes building successful campaigns from inception, reinvigorating stalled initiatives, and board/staff training.

Head Eyes Flesh And Blood

Author: Reiko Ohnuma
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231137087
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Head Eyes Flesh And Blood. Head, Eyes, Flesh, and Blood is the first comprehensive study of a central narrative theme in premodern South Asian Buddhist literature: the Buddha's bodily self-sacrifice during his previous lives as a bodhisattva. Conducting close readings of stories from Sanskrit, Pali, Chinese, and Tibetan literature written between the third century B.C.E. and the late medieval period, Reiko Ohnuma argues that this theme has had a major impact on the development of Buddhist philosophy and culture. Whether he takes the form of king, prince, ascetic, elephant, hare, serpent, or god, the bodhisattva repeatedly gives his body or parts of his flesh to others. He leaps into fires, drowns himself in the ocean, rips out his tusks, gouges out his eyes, and lets mosquitoes drink from his blood, always out of selflessness and compassion and to achieve the highest state of Buddhahood. Ohnuma places these stories into a discrete subgenre of South Asian Buddhist literature and approaches them like case studies, analyzing their plots, characterizations, and rhetoric. She then relates the theme of the Buddha's bodily self-sacrifice to major conceptual discourses in the history of Buddhism and South Asian religions, such as the categories of the gift, the body (both ordinary and extraordinary), kingship, sacrifice, ritual offering, and death. Head, Eyes, Flesh, and Blood reveals a very sophisticated and influential perception of the body in South Asian Buddhist literature and highlights the way in which these stories have provided an important cultural resource for Buddhists. Combined with her rich and careful translations of classic texts, Ohnuma introduces a whole new understanding of a vital concept in Buddhists studies.

Blood And Whiskey

Author: Peter Krass
Publisher: Wiley
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Blood And Whiskey. The first-ever biography of the man who created America's most famous whiskey Born in Lynchburg, Tennessee, in 1850, Jack Daniel became a legendary moonshiner at age 15 before launching a legitimate distillery ten years later. By the time he died in 1911, he was an American legend-and his Old No. 7 Tennessee sipping whiskey was an international sensation, the winner of gold medals at the St. Louis World's Fair and the Liege International Exposition in Belgium. Blood and Whiskey captures Daniel's indomitable rise in the rough-edged world of the nineteenth-century whiskey trade-and shows how his commitment to quality (his whiskey was always charcoal-filtered) and his flair for marketing and packaging (he launched his distinctive square bottle in 189-5) helped create one of America's most venerable and recognizable brands. Peter Krass (Hanover, NH) is the author of Carnegie (0-471-46883-5), cited by Barron's as the "definitive" biography and selected by Library Journal as one of the best biography/business books of 2002.

Blood And Judgment

Author: Lars Walker
Publisher: Baen Books
ISBN: 9780743471732
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Blood And Judgment. Will Sverdrup's role as Hamlet in an amateur production of Shakepeare's play takes on a bizarre twist when he and his fellow actors are swept back in time, into the body of the historical Hamlet and other real-life members of the cast in sixth-century Denmark, where they must play out their roles and try to save their lives. Original.