A Cancer in the Family by Theodora Ross (.M4B)

A Cancer in the Family: Take Control of Your Genetic Inheritance by Theodora Ross
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 190 MB
Overview: Oncologist and cancer gene hunter Theo Ross delivers the first authoritative go-to for people facing a genetic predisposition for cancer.
There are 13 million people with cancer in the United States, and it’s estimated that about 1.3 million of these cases are hereditary. Yet despite advanced training in cancer genetics and years of practicing medicine, Dr. Theo Ross was never certain whether the history of cancers in her family was simple bad luck or a sign that they were carriers of a cancer-causing genetic mutation. Then she was diagnosed with melanoma, and for someone with a dark complexion, melanoma made no sense. It turned out there was a genetic factor at work.
Using her own family’s story, the latest science of cancer genetics, and her experience as a practicing physician, Ross shows listeners how to spot the patterns of inherited cancer, how to get tested for cancer-causing genes, and what to do if you have one.
With a foreword by Siddartha Mukherjee, prize winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies, this will be the first authoritative go-to for people facing inherited cancer. This book empowers listeners to face their genetic heritage without fear and to make decisions that will keep them and their families healthy.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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North American Railroad Family Trees by Brian Solomon

North American Railroad Family Trees: An Infographic History of the Industry’s Mergers and Evolution by Brian Solomon
Requirements: .PDF reader, 20.4 MB
Overview: The history of railroading in North America is as much a story of boardroom intrigue as it is a story of the brute force that stamped thousands of miles of train track across a rugged continent. Today’s nine U.S. and Canadian Class I railroads are the result of well over a century of convoluted bankruptcies, mergers, acquisitions, and expansions.

North American Railroad Family Trees marks the first time in book form that this major aspect of railroad history has been presented in a clear, graphic format, helping the railfan make sense of the many smaller train lines that shaped North American rail as it is today. In these pages, renowned rail author Brian Solomon takes a visual and chronological approach, presenting 50 "family trees" in the style of human lineages.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary S. Lovell

The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Household by Mary S. Lovell
Necessities: .ePUB reader, 8.5 MB
Overview: Fascinating, the way in which all nice household tales are fascinating."-Robert Gottlieb, New York Occasions E book ReviewThis is the story of a detailed, loving household splintered by the violent ideologies of Europe between the world wars. Jessica was a Communist; Debo turned the Duchess of Devonshire; Nancy was one of many best-selling novelists of her day; stunning Diana married the Fascist chief Sir Oswald Mosley; and Unity, a detailed buddy of Hitler, shot herself within the head when England and Germany declared battle.

The Mitfords had model and presence and had been mercilessly gifted. Above all, they had been funny-hilariously and mercilessly so. On this smart, evenhanded, and beneficiant guide, Mary Lovell captures the vitality and drama of a household that took the 20th century by storm and have become, in some respects, its victims.
Style: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Duck and Cover : A Nuclear Family by Kathie Farnell

Duck and Cowl : A Nuclear Household by Kathie Farnell
Necessities: .PDF reader, 14 MB
Overview: Duck and Cowl is a wry, laconic memoir penned by Kathie Farnell, based mostly on her perspective as a smart-mouthed, unreasonably optimistic white woman rising up in Cloverdale, a genteel and neatly landscaped neighborhood of Montgomery, Alabama, within the late 1950s and early 1960s. Throughout these many years Montgomery’s social order was slowly-very slowly-changing. The bus boycott was over if not forgotten, Normandale Purchasing Middle had a show of the most recent fallout shelters, and integration was on the horizon, although many nonetheless thought the water within the white and coloured ingesting fountains got here from separate tanks.

Farnell’s family, extra just like the Addams household than the Cleavers of Go away it to Beaver, included socially bold dad and mom who have been legal professionals, two youthful brothers, a live-in grandmother, and Libby, the household maid. Her father was a one-armed rageaholic given to unusual enterprise offers such because the one ensuing within the household unintentionally proudly owning a bakery. Mama, the quintessential lawyer, may strike a jury however was hopeless at making Jello. Granny, a curmudgeon who saved a chamber pot underneath her mattress, was all the time at odds with Libby, who had been in a foul temper for the reason that bus boycott started.
Style: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Slaves in the Family by Edward Ball (.M4B)

Slaves within the Household by Edward Ball
Necessities: .M4A/.M4B reader, 552 MB
Overview: This program is learn by the creator.
Twenty years after this celebrated work of narrative nonfiction received the Nationwide Guide Award and altered the American dialog about race, Slaves within the Household makes its audio debut, with a brand new preface by the creator.
The Ball household hails from South Carolina – Charleston and thereabouts. Their plantations had been among the many oldest and longest-standing plantations within the South. Between 1698 and 1865, near 4,000 black folks had been born into slavery underneath the Balls or had been purchased by them.
In Slaves within the Household, Edward Ball recounts his efforts to trace down and meet the descendants of his household’s slaves. Half historic narrative, half oral historical past, half private story of investigation and catharsis, Slaves within the Household is, within the phrases of Pat Conroy, "a piece of breathtaking generosity and braveness, an impressive research of the complexity and strangeness and fantastic thing about the phrase ‘household.’"
Style: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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