The Smile Stealers

Author: Richard Barnett
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ISBN: 9780500519110
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An incisive and startling international review of the evolution of dentistry from the Bronze Age to the present day, presented in a gorgeous package

Sweet And Clean

Author: Susan North
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192598201
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Sweet and Clean? challenges the widely held beliefs on bathing and cleanliness in the past. For over thirty years, the work of the French historian, George Vigarello, has been hugely influential on early modern European social history, describing an aversion to water and bathing, and the use of linen underwear as the sole cleaning agent for the body. However, these concepts do not apply to early modern England. Sweet and Clean? analyses etiquette and medical literature, revealing repeated recommendations to wash or bathe in order to clean the skin. Clean linen was essential for propriety but advice from medical experts was contradictory. Many doctors were convinced that it prevented the spread of contagious diseases, but others recommended flannel for undergarments, and a few thought changing a fever patient's linens was dangerous. The methodology of material culture helps determine if and how this advice was practiced. Evidence from inventories, household accounts and manuals, and surviving linen garments tracks underwear through its life-cycle of production, making, wearing, laundering, and final recycling. Although the material culture of washing bodies is much sparser, other sources, such as the Old Bailey records, paint a more accurate picture of cleanliness in early modern England than has been previously described. The contrasting analyses of linen and bodies reveal what histories material culture best serves. Finally, what of the diseases-plague, smallpox, and typhus-that cleanliness of body and clothes were thought to prevent? Did following early modern medical advice protect people from these illnesses?

Soulstealers

Author: Philip A KUHN
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674039777
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Midway through the reign of the Ch'ien-lung emperor, Hungli, mass hysteria broke out among the common people. It was feared that sorcerers were roaming the land, clipping off the ends of men's queues (the braids worn by royal decree) and chanting magical incantations over them in order to steal the souls of their owners. In a fascinating chronicle of this epidemic of fear and the official prosecution of soulstealers that ensued, Philip Kuhn opens a window on the world of eighteenth-century China.

The Pittsburgh Stealers

Author: Ronald Klueh
Editor: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591291596
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Once, Ralph Evers had everything he ever wanted: a family and a job building the world's fastest computers. He lost his job and started a computer business, only to run out of money, turn to alcohol, and lose his wife. That's when his problems began. It is 1970, but Ralph is oblivious to the furor over the Vietnam War until his daughter Cindy is caught with a Weatherman bomb in her car. She claims the FBI set her up. Needing big money for bail and a lawyer, Ralph is talked into a computer bank robbery. He gets the money, which he intends to pay back, but he is twice blackmailed, becomes involved in industrial espionage, and murder by computer. He becomes the target for murder because he knows too much about the industrial espionage. With the help of The Pittsburgh Stealer -- a native-American computer hacker--he becomes a "Stealer" to get Cindy freed from the bombing charge. With Cindy's help, he faces a showdown with his potential murderers.

Stealers Sky

Author: Robert Asprin
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ISBN: 9780441806126
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As the clouds of war once again gather over Sanctuary, the warriors prepare for battle while the thieves await a great dust storm that will prevent their thefts from being noticed

The Tales Of Tchehov The Horse Stealers And Other Stories

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
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The Dream Stealers

Author: Joe Hutchison
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595511090
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Stephen King said, "Writing is an act of self-hypnosis, and in that state a kind of total emotional recall takes place." THE DREAM STEALERS started out to be a long letter to my children, but as I got into the writing it evolved into a novel. I was able to relive all the sweet and bitter years of a half century ago. From the beautiful women, the club singing, the Navy camaraderie, and even the months I spent in a Naval hospital. As I delved into the writing, I could recall events and word for word conversations that I'd long ago forgotten. And then in my later years re-experiencing the preciousness of my first true love and the hurt of living the adage, "History tends to repeat itself." However, another adage applies: "Better to have loved and lost than to have never loved." "...let's just be glad we had some time to spend together..." {For The Good Times}

The Horse Stealers

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
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The Horse Stealers And Other Stories

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Editor: 1st World Publishing
ISBN: 1421821702
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A HOSPITAL assistant, called Yergunov, an empty-headed fellow, known throughout the district as a great braggart and drunkard, was returning one evening in Christmas week from the hamlet of Ryepino, where he had been to make some purchases for the hospital. That he might get home in good time and not be late, the doctor had lent him his very best horse. At first it had been a still day, but at eight o'clock a violent snow-storm came on, and when he was only about four miles from home Yergunov completely lost his way.