On 14 August 1969, at the age of 14, Michael McCann and his family fled their home. Life changed totally for the McCanns and the entire nationalist community. Thousands of innocent people vacated their homes, driven out by the initial pogrom and then by the ongoing campaign of expulsion by loyalist violence and intimidation. The British army occupation and the continuing violence utterly devastated communities on a monumental scale. Burnt Out: How the Troubles Began, shows how the truth became one of the first casualties of the horrific events of August 1969. It examines the prominent role of state forces and the unionist government in the violence that erupted in Derry and Belfast and assesses how and why the violence began and generated three decades of subsequent brutality. Against a mountain of contrary evidence, many still choose to blame the violence on the commemoration of the Easter Rising in 1966 and the efforts of the nationalist community to defend themselves on two hellish August nights in the late summer of 1969. Burnt Out: How the Troubles Began, is essential reading for anybody interested in the outbreak and causes of 'the Troubles'.
This fully revised edition of the practical classic on health hazards for artists is available yet again, with all pertinent information on safety and labeling and new chemicals brought absolutely up to date. It clearly highlights the potential dangers for artists in such fields as: painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, woodworking, textiles, and many more. It also has an important - and newly revised - section on health hazards for children working with art materials. And Dr. McCann presents the latest principles governing the labeling of products. This important book belongs in every studio, in every art class, in every art-reference library. (6 X 9, 144 pages, diagrams, charts)
Revised and fully updated, Artist Beware may well be the most important book an artist can own or that instructors can recommend to their students. It is a thorough and highly detailed examination of the hazards of working with art and craft materials, and of the precautions one should take to ensure good health and safety. The book provides full analyses of how gases, liquids, vapors, dusts, and fumes can harm the artist, and studies all aspects of safety in the studio, including the care, handling, and disposal of materials, the use of various kinds of protective equipment, and possible physical hazards. Includes new information on: the new exposure limits of chemicals health clinics in the United States and Canada where artists can be treated for art-related illnesses new, safer products available to printmakers health hazards associated with computer art and much more Students, professional artists, and craftspeople alike will appreciate the possibly lifesaving information available in this indispensable volume. Michael McCann, PhD, CIH, is one of the world's leading authorities on health hazards in the arts. He is also the author of Health Hazards: Manual for Artists.
In recent years, stories of reckless lawyers and greedy citizens have given the legal system, and victims in general, a bad name. Many Americans have come to believe that we live in the land of the litigious, where frivolous lawsuits and absurdly high settlements reign. Scholars have argued for years that this common view of the depraved ruin of our civil legal system is a myth, but their research and statistics rarely make the news. William Haltom and Michael McCann here persuasively show how popularized distorted understandings of tort litigation (or tort tales) have been perpetuated by the mass media and reform proponents. Distorting the Law lays bare how media coverage has sensationalized lawsuits and sympathetically portrayed corporate interests, supporting big business and reinforcing negative stereotypes of law practices. Based on extensive interviews, nearly two decades of newspaper coverage, and in-depth studies of the McDonald's coffee case and tobacco litigation, Distorting the Law offers a compelling analysis of the presumed litigation crisis, the campaign for tort law reform, and the crucial role the media play in this process.
This pioneering collection examines tort law as a cultural phenomenon, drawing on the theories and methods of law, sociology, political science, and anthropology and comparative cases across the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Why was I born? What am I here for? Where am I going? How do I get there? What is my destiny? How can I make a difference with my life? These are the questions that trouble us, haunt us and leave us seeking for answers. With the many paths, turns and detours we can make in our lifetime, we need God's guidance to successfully maximize our journey. The Prayer inspired Life will enlighten you to tune into God's divine compass & navigate you to achieve and fulfill your life's purpose on earth. This book will help you understand how to communicate with God through effective prayer and receive guidance and direction in every area of your life. The Bible says, "I am a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not far a God afar off" and also "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shall go: I will guide thee with mine eye." The Prayer Driven Life will cause you to become driven to seek This counsel, learn His nature, and follow His guidance as He divinely guides you
In his new book, America's foremost naturopathic doctor, Dr. Michael McCann, offers a nutritional model that has not been fully pursued by the medical community. Alternative Therapies for HIV/AIDS offers ideas that have proven effective with some people suffering from HIV and/or AIDS. Dr. McCann's book does not purport to provide a cure, but it provides hope toward enhancing quality of life and extending lives.
The work of both socio-legal scholars and specialists working in social movements research continues to contribute to our understanding of how law relates to and informs the politics of social movements. In the 1990s, an important line of new research, most of it initiated by those working in the law and society tradition, began to bridge the gaps between these two areas of scholarship. This work includes new approaches to group legal mobilization politics; analysis of the judicial impact on social reform struggles; studies of individual legal mobilization in civil disputing and an almost entirely new area of research in cause lawyering. It brings together the best of this research introduced by a detailed essay by the editor.