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By Donna Thomson. 2014
Donna Thomson’s life was forever changed when her son Nicholas was born with cerebral palsy. A former actor, director, and… teacher, Donna became his primary caregiver and embarked on a second career as a disability activist, author, and consultant. Thomson vividly describes her experience in treading delicately through daily care, emergencies, and medical bureaucracy as she and her family cope with her son’s condition while maintaining value and dignity (for Nicholas, too). She demonstrates the vital contribution that people with disabilities make to our society and addresses the ethics and economics of giving and receiving care. 2014.
By Penny Junor. 2018
Royal biographer Penny Junor tells the story of the woman reviled as a pariah who, thanks to numerous twists of… fate, became the popular princess consort. Junor argues that although Camilla played a central role in the darkest days of the modern monarchy--Charles and Diana's acrimonious and scandalous split--she also played a crucial role in restoring the Royal Family's reputation, especially that of Prince Charles. 2018.
By Ryszard Kapuscinski. 1984
Haile Selassie, His Most Puissant Majesty and Distinguished Highness the Emperor of Ethiopia, enjoyed a 44-year reign until his own… army gave him the boot in 1974. In the days following the coup, Polish journalist Kapuscinski travelled to Ethiopia and sought out members of the imperial court for interviews. Some descriptions of violence. 1984, c1978. Uniform title: Cesarz.
By Anne Edwards. 1992
The Grimaldi family has ruled the tiny principality of Monaco since the 1200s. Edwards illustrates how almost every generation of… the royal lineage has dealt with marital problems, family feuds, and illegitimate children. Although the marriage between Prince Rainier and American actress Grace Kelly was uncharacteristically calm and loving, their offspring appear to be continuing the family tradition. c1992.
By Frieda Zames, Doris Zames Fleischer. 2011
By Ernest Freeberg. 2001
Chronicles the life of Laura Bridgman, who, born into a New Hampshire farm family in 1829, became deaf and blind… at the age of two. Freeberg recounts Laura's transformation into a woman who voraciously absorbed the world around her under the tutelage of Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe of the Perkins Institution for the Blind. 2001.
By Helen Cathcart. 1971
By Michael Bloch. 1996
This biography of Wallis Warfield, Duchess of Windsor, examines her relationship with Edward VIII, her previous unhappy marriages, and their… life together after they were forced to leave England. Her early life is also examined and questions surrounding her birth and early life are addressed. 1996.
By Michael Bloch. 1982
By Charles Higham. 1988
In 1936, King Edward VIII of Great Britain abdicated the throne to marry Mrs. Wallis Simpson, a divorced American. Using… new information obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, the author details Wallis' life with her first husband, her years in China, her possible role with the Nazis, and her relationship with the Royal Family. Some descriptions of sex. 1988.
By Donald Spoto. 1995
This book describes a number of intriguing incidents in the personal lives of the British Royal Family, dating back to… the time of Queen Victoria. The family conflicts and the personal failings of a number of the royals have been magnified through the lens of the press, ever eager for fresh details with which to build the impression of scandal. 1995.
By Pearl S Buck. 1992
First published as a magazine article in 1950, this book deals with Buck's feelings about her daughter Carol's mental retardation.… Buck, noted for her humanitarian work with children, relates her struggle to understand and help her daughter. She was perhaps the first prominent person to openly acknowledge a retarded child, and as such broke a national taboo with her article's publication. 1992.
By Moira Johnston, Trevor Rees-Jones. 2000
As the sole survivor of the 1997 auto accident that killed the Princess of Wales, Dodi Fayed, and their chauffeur,… bodyguard Rees-Jones offers his account of the events leading up to the crash and its aftermath. He also discusses his own efforts to cope with injuries and unwelcome notoriety. Bestseller. 2000.
By Ian Brown. 2009
Walker Brown was born with a genetic mutation so rare that perhaps 300 people around the world also live with… it. Walker turned twelve in 2008, but he weighs only 54 pounds, is still in diapers, can't speak and needs to wear special cuffs on his arms so that he can't continually hit himself. Expanded from Brown's Globe and Mail series about Walker, he sets out to discover his son. Some strong language. Canada Reads 2012. 2009.
By Kathleen Yeomans. 1992
Yeomans, a nurse involved in occupational and physical therapy, suggests ways to adapt gardening techniques to a number of physical… challenges, including visual problems. Tips are included in each chapter, and 20 sample gardens provide ideas such as gardens which stimulate all of the senses, indoor and container gardens, and herb and dried-flower gardens. The sample gardens also include lists of plants by sensory categories, such as fragrant plants, plants to listen to, and plants which are pleasant to the touch. , c1992.
By Ellen Notbohm. 2016
Ellen's personal experiences as a parent of children with autism and ADHD, a celebrated autism author, and a contributor to… numerous publications, classrooms, conferences, and websites around the world coalesce to create a guide for all who come in contact with a child on the autism spectrum. This updated edition delves into expanded thought and deeper discussion of communication issues, social processing skills, and the critical roles adult perspectives play in guiding the child with autism to a meaningful, self-sufficient, productive life. 2016.
By Ellen Notbohm, Veronica Zysk. 2016
The unique perspective of a child's voice is back to help us understand the thinking patterns that guide their actions,… shape an environment conducive to their learning style, and communicate with them in meaningful ways. This book affirms that autism imposes no inherent upper limits on achievement, that both teacher and child can do it. It's the game plan every educator, parent, or family member needs to make the most of every teaching moment in the life of these children we love. 2016.
By Jean Des Cars. 1997
By David W Shannon. 2007
The right to dignity for all is explicitly recognized in Canadian law; in practice a variety of individuals and groups… have been excluded from the concern and respect that their nature as persons demands. Prominent among these excluded groups are members of the disabled community, who are marginalized by a society that regularly neglects to recognize their needs, capacities, and merits as individuals. Shannon identifies the social and attitudinal barriers still present in Canadian society today, and cites the factors needed to reverse the process of exclusion. 2007.
By Paul Calandrino. 1995
Laurel Burch is a well-known designer who has dealt with a bone disease since childhood. Here is her story and… the stories of twenty-one other individuals with disabilities who have received the Laurel award for the "courageous and inspiring ways in which they have met the personal challenges in their lives." 1995.