Daily Life in the Abyss Genocide Diaries, 1915-1918

Biographies

Daily Life in the Abyss : Genocide Diaries, 1915-1918
Turn Your Pain Into Art: One Self-Hater’s Journey to Self-Love, Authenticity, and Creative Freedom by Ariel Bloomer
Arleen Marcia Tuchman, “Science Has No Sex: The Life of Marie Zakrzewska, M.D.”
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: The Complete Illustrated History by Benjamin Franklin
The Fama Portfolio: Selected Papers of Eugene F. Fama

Daily Life in the Abyss : Genocide Diaries, 1915-1918

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1785334948 | 221 Pages | PDF | 7.93 MB

Historical research into the Armenian Genocide has grown tremendously in recent years, but much of it has focused on large-scale questions related to Ottoman policy or the scope of the killing. Consequently, surprisingly little is known about the actual experiences of the genocide’s victims. Daily Life in the Abyss illuminates this aspect through the intertwined stories of two Armenian families who endured forced relocation and deprivation in and around modern-day Syria. Through analysis of diaries and other source material, it reconstructs the rhythms of daily life within an often bleak and hostile environment, in the face of a gradually disintegrating social fabric.
“Vahe Tachjian and his translator have done a great service to the recovery of the historical experience of the Armenian Genocide. The immediacy of the diaries of survivors testifies to the extraordinary suffering not only of a people displaced and destroyed but also of individuals who managed to live through and record their horrendous journey into the desert. As a gifted, sensitive, and analytical scholar, Tachjian sets the events in the larger context of Ottoman policy and the Arab world and probes the sources of strength-like family and local community ties-that Armenians deployed in their desperation. These diaries preserve the ‘authenticity of the moment,’ the deep texture of place and time, often lost in subsequent accounts. For historians, general readers, and all those interested in the possibilities of human cruelty, the depths of human suffering, and the potential of human resilience, this book is a treasure.” – Ronald Grigor Suny, William H. Sewell Jr. Distinguished University Professor of History and Political Science, The University of Michigan

Turn Your Pain Into Art: One Self-Hater’s Journey to Self-Love, Authenticity, and Creative Freedom by Ariel Bloomer

English | January 12, 2018 | ISBN: 069299565X | PDF | 262 pages | 15.5 MB

“If you find most self-help manuals a bit dry and pious, Turn Your Pain Into Art offers a vibrant alternative.”
―BBC America
In this hilarious, candid, and warm debut, Icon For Hire vocalist Ariel Bloomer bares her soul and shares her struggles, coupling accessible autobiography with practical advice and inspiration for navigating the messiest parts of life. From growing up a passionate but troubled spiritual seeker to chasing her rock n’ roll dreams, Bloomer’s journey illustrates the importance of cultivating self-love and the transformational nature of creativity, and how to access the artist inside all of us. Turning one’s pain into art is an intense but rewarding endeavor, and is one we can all benefit from if we’re brave enough to say yes to the challenge.

Arleen Marcia Tuchman, “Science Has No Sex: The Life of Marie Zakrzewska, M.D.”

2006 | pages: 352 | ISBN: 0807830208 | PDF | 2,5 mb

German-born Marie Zakrzewska (1829-1902) was one of the most prominent female physicians of nineteenth-century America. Best known for creating a modern hospital and medical education program for women, Zakrzewska battled against the gendering of science and the restrictive definitions of her sex. In Science Has No Sex, Arleen Tuchman examines the life and work of a woman who continues to challenge historians of gender to this day.
At a time when most women physicians laid claim to “female” qualities of care and nurturance to justify their professional choice, Zakrzewska insisted that all physicians, regardless of gender, should depend upon the rational faculties developed through training in the natural sciences. She viewed science as a democratizing tool–anyone could master science, she asserted, and therefore the doors to the elite profession of medicine should be opened to all.
Shedding light on the changes that radically transformed medicine in the late nineteenth century, Tuchman’s analysis also demonstrates how Zakrzewska’s activism is important to the ongoing debate over the relationship between science and sex.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: The Complete Illustrated History by Benjamin Franklin

English | 2017 | ISBN: 0760349843, 1640320032, 9780760349847 | 195 pages | True PDF | 88.59 MB

Read about the fascinating life of Benjamin Franklin, prolific philosopher, inventor, and Founding Father of the United States, in this beautifully illustrated version of his autobiography.
American icon Benjamin Franklin is known for many things: he published the famous Poor Richard’s Almanack, helped found the world-famous University of Pennsylvania, and was the first Postmaster General of the United States. His iconography is everywhere. His likeness adorns, among other things, the United States’ hundred-dollar bill. Franklin was a wildly intriguing personality, as his autobiography makes plain. From his hoarding of his pay as a teenager to buy books, to his disapproval of habits like drinking beer, from his work as a printer, to his experiments with electricity, this is the story of Franklin’s life–told as only he could tell it–in the years before the American Revolution.
Benjamin Franklin’s writings represent a career of literary, scientific, and political efforts which extended nearly the entire eighteenth century and the birth of the United States. This heavily illustrated version of Franklin’s autobiography includes his reflections on diverse questions such as philosophy and religion, social status, electricity, American national characteristics, war, and the status of women.
A classic in the American canon, Franklin’s autobiography is a must-read for any serious student of American history.

The Fama Portfolio: Selected Papers of Eugene F. Fama

University of Chicago | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 022642684X | 584 pages | PDF | 3.98 mb

by Eugene F. Fama (Author), John H. Cochrane (Editor, Introduction), Tobias J. Moskowitz (Editor, Introduction)
Few scholars have been as influential in finance and economics as University of Chicago professor Eugene F. Fama. Over the course of a brilliant and productive career, Fama has published more than one hundred papers, filled with diverse, highly innovative contributions.
Published soon after the fiftieth anniversary of Fama’s appointment to the University of Chicago and his receipt of the Nobel Prize in Economics, The Fama Portfolio offers an authoritative compilation of Fama’s central papers. Many are classics, including his now-famous essay on efficient capital markets. Others, though less famous, are even better statements of the central ideas. Fama’s research considers key questions in finance, both as an academic field and an industry: How is information reflected in asset prices? What is the nature of risk that scares people away from larger returns? Does lots of buying and selling by active managers produce value for their clients? The Fama Portfolio provides for the first time a comprehensive collection of his work and includes introductions and commentary by the book’s editors, John H. Cochrane and Tobias Moskowitz, as well as by Fama’s colleagues, themselves top scholars and successful practitioners in finance. These essays emphasize how the ideas presented in Fama’s papers have influenced later thinking in financial economics, often for decades.