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All the Way by
Publication Date: 2014-08-12
"A magnificent work. . . . a brilliant portrayal no less epic than the great tragedies of classic literature."--Roma Torre, NY1 Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Play, as well as Best Play awards from the New York Drama Critics' Circle, the Outer Critics Circle, the Drama League, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, and Boston's Elliot Norton Award,All the Way is a masterful exploration of politics and power from Pulitzer winner Robert Schenkkan.Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston played the lead role in the play's celebrated Broadway performance at the Neil Simon Theatre, for which he was awarded the Tony Award for Best Actor. In this volume, Cranston provides a never-before-published illuminating and personal introduction to the play. All The Way tells the story of the tumultuous first year of the presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson, thrust into power following Kennedy's assassination and struggling to hold onto the White House in an election that forces him to make concessions. In 1964, this pivotal year in American history, he passes a landmark civil rights bill, but begins his fateful descent into Vietnam. LBJ is fiercely determined to lift the country out of the ashes and rebuild it into The Great Society--by any meansnecessary.
Roots and Reflections by
Publication Date: 2013-01-14
Immigrants from South Asia first began settling in Washington and Oregon in the nineteenth century, but because of restrictions placed on Asian immigration to the United States in the early twentieth century, the vast majority have come to the region since World War II. Roots and Reflections uses oral history to show how South Asian immigrant experiences were shaped by the region and how they differed over time and across generations. It includes the stories of immigrants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka who arrived from the end of World War II through the 1980s. Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch'v=JHjtOvH0YdU&list=UUge4MONgLFncQ1w1C_BnHcw&index=3&feature=plcp
University of Washington by
Publication Date: 2014-08-04
The University of Washington was founded in 1861, when Seattle was a tiny village. It struggled to survive during its early years, but after Washington achieved statehood in 1889, the university grew along with the region it served. A world's fair on its campus attracted international attention in 1909. A century later, the University of Washington is known worldwide for research and teaching in fields ranging from arts and sciences to health sciences and high technology. With three campuses (Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell), extensive programs of professional and continuing education, and hundreds of thousands of alumni, the University of Washington has grown beyond anything its pioneer founders could have imagined.
Pursuit of Perfection by
Publication Date: 2010-11-24
Pursuit of Perfection is the first-ever biography of this National Championship coach. Gilmour Dobie takes his place alongside the greatest names in football such as Knute Rockne, John Heisman, and Glenn "Pop" Warner. He coached at the very birth of the modern game - an innovator who emphasized the running game and physical conditioning long before it became standard practice. This book traces his life from his bleak existence as an orphan to the heights of his career as holder of the longest undefeated streak in NCAA history.
Stirring up Seattle by
Publication Date: 2014-11-01
In the 1950s, the city of Seattle began a transformation from an insular, provincial outpost to a vibrant and cosmopolitan cultural center. As veteran Seattle journalist R. M. Campbell illustrates in Stirring Up Seattle: Allied Arts in the Civic Landscape, this transformation was catalyzed in part by the efforts of a group of civic arts boosters originally known as "The Beer and Culture Society." This "merry band" of lawyers, architects, writers, designers, and university professors, eventually known as Allied Arts of Seattle, lobbied for public funding for the arts, helped avert the demolition of Pike Place Market, and were involved in a wide range of crusades and campaigns in support of historic preservation, cultural institutions, and urban livability.
Publication Date: 2014-03-04
A captivating medical mystery wrapped in a contemporary love story--from a practicing MD whose novels are "just what the doctor ordered" (People). A stranger's life hangs in the balance. What if you had the power to decide if she lives or dies? Dr. Charlotte Reese works in the intensive care unit of Seattle's Beacon Hospital, tending to patients with the most life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Her job is to battle death--to monitor erratic heartbeats, worry over low oxygen levels, defend against infection and demise. One night a Jane Doe is transferred to her care from a rural hospital on the Olympic Peninsula. This unidentified patient remains unconscious, the victim of a hit and run. As Charlotte and her team struggle to stabilize her, the police search for the driver who fled the scene. Days pass, Jane's condition worsens, and her identity remains a mystery. As Charlotte finds herself making increasingly complicated medical decisions that will tie her forever to Jane's fate, her usual professional distance evaporates. She's plagued by questions: Who is Jane Doe? Why will no one claim her? Who should decide her fate if she doesn't regain consciousness--and when? Perhaps most troubling, Charlotte wonders if a life locked in a coma is a life worth living. Enlisting the help of her boyfriend, Eric, a science journalist, Charlotte impulsively sets out to uncover Jane Doe's past. But the closer they get to the truth, the more their relationship is put to the test. It is only when they open their hearts to their own feelings toward each other--and toward life itself--that Charlotte and Eric will unlock Jane Doe's shocking secret, and prepare themselves for a miracle. Filled with intricate medical detail and set in the breathtaking Pacific Northwest, Gemini is a riveting and heartbreaking novel of moral com#65533;plexity and emotional depth.
Human Nature by
Publication Date: 2015-03-01
Davidson's deep commitment to sustainable farming stems from both her personal and professional lives. While photographing in Cuba in the 1990s, she learned of the traditional, natural methods of farming employed there, and realized the parallels with practices her husband John was implementing on their own farm in Washington. The end of a photographic series on Cuba became the beginnings of her visual exploration of a local farming community in Washington committed to sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry. Davidson's photographs highlight over ten small farms throughout the region; the book opens with an honest and poignant essay by her exploring her personal roots in photography, her affinity for the Northwest, and the joys and challenges many creative souls face of balancing sometimes conflicting identities--in her case, that of photographer, mother, activist, daughter, colleague, wife, friend, and farmer.
The Art Whisperer by
Publication Date: 2014-08-19
When art conservator Alix London spots a forgery, she knows trouble will follow. So she's understandably apprehensive when her connoisseur's eye spots something off about a multimillion-dollar Jackson Pollock painting at Palm Springs's Brethwaite Museum--her current employer. Alix is already under fire, the object of a vicious online smear campaign. Now the Brethwaite's despicable senior curator, obsessed with the "maximization of monetized eyeballs," angrily refuses to decommission the celebrated Pollock piece. But it's only when a hooded intruder attacks Alix in her hotel room that the real trouble begins. And when FBI Special Agent Ted Ellesworth--with whom Alix had inadvertently, but thoroughly, botched a budding relationship just a year prior--turns up to investigate the Pollock, Alix knows she's about to have her hands full. In her third mystery, Alix London must see through mirages in the desert to uncover the knotted history of the painting--and save herself in the process.
Dead on Her Feet by
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
For those who dedicate their lives to "chasing the ghost," searching for that elusive moment of perfect connection on the dance floor, tango is a drug. A drug that proves fatal. When a much-hated member of the Atlanta tango community is stabbed in the middle of a dance, the last thing tango instructor Antonia "Ant" Blakeley wants to do is help the police work out how someone could have struck the fatal blow unseen. Her troubled nephew is first on the list of suspects, and she'll do anything to protect him.
William D. Frank earned his Ph.D. in History at the University of Washington. He competed in the United States Biathlon Team Selection Trials for the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, NY, and the 1981 Biathlon World Championships in Lahti, Finland, the United States Biathlon Qualification Race Series for the 1984 Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, the United States Biathlon National Championships of 1979 and 1981, and the United States National Cross-Country Championships of 1985. He is an occasional lecturer in History and Humanities at Central Washington University.
Medical Tourism by
Publication Date: 2012-07-06
A multidisciplinary international team examines the safety, ethics, and health implications of the emerging global market for health care, and the issues that arise when patients cross borders for medical procedures they cannot afford or access at home, from liposuction to kidney transplants.
Falling into Place by
Publication Date: 2013-09-15
From her humble beginnings to the bright lights of network television, Hattie Kauffman weaves a story both heartbreaking and redemptive. Nationally recognized for her high-profile interviews and coverage of disasters and triumphs that affected millions, Kauffman candidly shares the experiences that made her into a perceptive and award-winning newswoman. An inspiring account of the Holy Spirit's transforming power, Kauffman's life is a true testament to God's goodness. Now available in trade paper.
The Blue Note by
Publication Date: 2013-09-10
The Blue Note- Seattle's Black Musicians' Union A Pictorial History
Dard Hunter by
Publication Date: 2012-03-01
The distinctive typography and elegant forms designed by William Joseph "Dard" Hunter (American, 1883-1966) have become icons of the American Arts and Crafts style and have established him as one of America's most influential graphic artists of the twentieth century. At age twenty-one, Hunter talked his way into a summer job at the famed Roycroft arts community in East Aurora, New York, and ended up staying. Under the mentorship of Roycroft leader Elbert Hubbard, Hunter forged his own design path, one that initially found its inspiration in William Morris's Kelmscott Press but quickly shifted to modeling contemporary European design trends. In England in 1911, Hunter becamefascinated with making handmade paper, a craft that had ceased to exist in the United States. He moved to Marlborough, New York, a year later, where he built a paper mill and became the reigning expert on papermaking, eventually writing eighteen books on the subject. But Hunter's graphic art is what remains instantly recognisable and beloved today. Accompanied with historical photographs and examples from Hunter's design contemporaries, author Lawrence Kreisman's illuminating text establishes Hunter as a unique voice that emerged from a multitude of extraordinary influences in an incomparable era of flourishing artistic achievement.
Wenchiang Liang received a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Washington, an M.S. in Food and Nutrition from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in Agricultural Chemistry, Foods from National Taiwan University. She has served on Faculty of Nutrition, Shoreline College. Her book (published in Chinese) include Everlasting Remembranc (China Times Publishing, 1988), Nutrition Questions and Answers (Health World, Taiwan, 1995) and Spring Flowers, Autumn Fruit (Baihua, China, 2009). Her art has been shown at Shoreline College and the Wing Luke Asian Museum.
Where the Sun Never Shines by
Publication Date: 1989-11-01
A history of the coal industry, particularly in regard to the formation of its labor unions.
Publication Date: 1983-10-01
To navigate in multi-dimensional hyperspace, starship pilots must undergo a drastic operation in which their hearts are replaced by mechanical pumps under conscious control; subsequently they hold aloof from other crew members and ordinary mortals. Laenea, convalescing after her operation and engaged in a torrid affair with lowly crewman Radu, soon discovers why: her machine-driven metabolism and Radu's organic one are incompatible.
Shifting Sands by
Publication Date: 2014-02-18
Joel S. Migdal revisits the approach U.S. officials have adopted toward the Middle East since World War II, which paid scant attention to tectonic shifts in the region. After the war, the United States did not restrict its strategic model to the Middle East. Beginning with Harry S. Truman, American presidents applied a uniform strategy rooted in the country's Cold War experience in Europe to regions across the globe, designed to project America into nearly every corner of the world while limiting costs and overreach. The approach was simple: find a local power that could play Great Britain's role in Europe after the war, sharing the burden of exercising power, and establish a security alliance along the lines of NATO. Yet regional changes following the creation of Israel, the Free Officers Coup in Egypt, the rise of Arab nationalism from 1948 to 1952, and, later, the Iranian Revolution and the Egypt-Israel peace treaty in 1979 complicated this project. Migdal shows how insufficient attention to these key transformations led to a series of missteps and misconceptions in the twentieth century. With the Arab uprisings of 2009 through 2011 prompting another major shift, Migdal sees an opportunity for the United States to deploy a new, more workable strategy, and he concludes with a plan for gaining a stable foothold in the region.
The Dismal Science by
Publication Date: 2014-01-28
he Dismal Science tells of a middle-aged vice president at the World Bank, Vincenzo D'Orsi, who publicly quits his job over a seemingly minor argument with a colleague. A scandal inevitably ensues, and he systematically burns every bridge to his former life. After abandoning his career, Vincenzo, a recent widower, is at a complete loss as to what to do with himself. The story follows his efforts to rebuild his identity without a vocation or the company of his wife. An exploration of the fragile nature of identity, The Dismal Science reveals the terrifying speed with which a person's sense of self can be annihilated. It is at once a study of a man attempting to apply his reason to the muddle of life and a book about how that same ostensible rationality, and the mathematics of finance in particular, operates--with similarly dubious results--in our world.
Becoming Big League by
Publication Date: 2013-04-08
Becoming Big League is the story of Seattle's relationship with major league baseball from the 1962 World's Fair to the completion of the Kingdome in 1976 and beyond. Bill Mullins focuses on the acquisition and loss, after only one year, of the Seattle Pilots and documents their on-the-field exploits in lively play-by-play sections. The Pilots' underfunded ownership, led by Seattle's Dewey and Max Soriano and William Daley of Cleveland, struggled to make the team a success. They were savvy baseball men, but they made mistakes and wrangled with the city. By the end of the first season, the team was in bankruptcy. The Pilots were sold to a contingent from Milwaukee led by Bud Selig, who moved the franchise to Wisconsin and rechristened the team the Brewers. Becoming Big League describes the character of Seattle in the 1960s and 1970s, explains how the operation of a major league baseball franchise fits into the life of a city, charts Seattle's long history of fraught stadium politics, and examines the business of baseball. Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch'v=7hwhl5sLoQs&list=UUge4MONgLFncQ1w1C_BnHcw&index=1&feature=plcp
This Is Who I Am by
Publication Date: 2008-04-01
Fifty-four portraits of women that are striking, beautiful, and real. The bodies in this book have been shaped by the full sweep of the feminine experience. They belong to 54 women from all over the country, ages 19 to 95, of all sizes and shapes, ethnicities, and life experiences, who were willing to expose their naked physical forms in This Is Who I Am. They are ordinary women only in the sense that none is a professional model. They are in all other ways extraordinary--courageous, curious, thoughtful, speaking unflinchingly about their bodies, then allowing themselves to be photographed to inspire other women to make peace with their physical selves, "to glorify the real beauty of all women." Certainly, the feminine nude form is not new to artists and photographers. But the portraits in This Is Who I Am, taken by award-winning photographer Rosanne Olson, with a steady, unjudgmental eye, speak loudly to the American obsession of feminine perfection--slim hips and full breasts, high cheekbones and tiny waists, taut skin and eternal youth--and even more loudly to the way real women, with real bodies and real lives, look. By turns tender, personal, and moving, this tribute to contemporary womanhood is the perfect gift for mothers to give to daughters, daughters to cousins, cousins to friends.
Trying Home by
Publication Date: 2014-06-01
The true story of an anarchist colony on a remote Puget Sound peninsula, Trying Home traces the history of Home, Washington, from its founding in 1896 to its dissolution amid bitter infighting in 1921. As a practical experiment in anarchism, Home offered its participants a rare degree of freedom and tolerance in the Gilded Age, but the community also became notorious to the outside world for its open rejection of contemporary values. Using a series of linked narratives, Trying Home reveals the stories of the iconoclastic individuals who lived in Home, among them Lois Waisbrooker, an advocate of women?s rights and free love, who was arrested for her writings after the assassination of President McKinley; Jay Fox, editor of The Agitator, who defended his right to free speech all the way to the Supreme Court; and Donald Vose, a young man who grew up in Home and turned spy for a detective agency. Justin Wadland weaves his own discovery of Home?and his own reflections on the concept of home?into the story, setting the book apart from a conventional history. After discovering the newspapers published in the colony, Wadland ventures beyond the documents to explore the landscape, travelling by boat along the steamer route most visitors once took to the settlement. He visits Home to talk with people who live there now. Meticulously researched and engagingly written, Trying Home will fascinate scholars and general readers alike, especially those interested in the history of the Pacific Northwest, utopian communities, and anarchism.
Publication Date: 2015-10-27
Light allows us to see everything around us, but humans can only see a sliver of all light, known as the electromagnetic spectrum. Here, Kim Arcand and Megan Watzke present the subject of light as never before. Organized along the order of the electromagnetic spectrum, each chapter focuses on a different type of light. From radio waves, harnessed for telecommunications, to X-rays, which let us peer inside the human body and view areas around black holes in deep space, Arcand and Watzke show us all the important ways light impacts us. An introductory chapter describes what light is and how it behaves, while hundreds of full-color photographs and illustrations demonstrate concepts and make for a stunning book that's a joy to read and browse.
Writing the Northwest by
Publication Date: 2017-02-01
Award-winning, amiable journalist Hill Williams began his career at the Kennewick Courier-Reporter in 1948 and later became a science writer for the Seattle Times. Now, after decades spent reporting Northwest news, he transforms his most memorable and favorite stories into inviting, candid narratives. He writes about Hanford, a Coast Guard officer¿s heroism, whale-hunting in canoes, studying salmon at the University of Washington, and a famous dog-sled run. He recounts growing up on the dry side of Washington during the 1930s and 1940s and working before computers were ubiquitous. He reminisces about the flooding of Celilo Falls, the Columbia Irrigation Project, a nuclear test in Nevada, Mount St. Helens, and a mysterious chunk of earth in the middle of the scablands. "Writing the Northwest" is his third--and most personal--title with Washington State University Press.
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