Mercy Machine

Mercy Machine tells the story of Morgan Fenster, an idealistic Nurse Practitioner who takes a job in a nursing home and finds herself immersed in a challenging andchaotic world.

Author: Krista Komondor

Publisher: Brainstem

ISBN: 061543603X

Category: Medical

Page: 106

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Mercy Machine tells the story of Morgan Fenster, an idealistic Nurse Practitioner who takes a job in a nursing home and finds herself immersed in a challenging andchaotic world. She befriends Agnes Jones, a patient struggling to maintain her autonomy. When Agnes's condition suddenly declines and she is placed on aventilator, Morgan finds herself torn between remaining true to her own ethical code and upholding Agnes's last wishes.

Shakespeare s Twenty First Century Economics

Tolerance is a technical term in engineering, referring to the amount of "give" or free play in a machine. If we accept Shakespeare's description of mercy ...

Author: Frederick Turner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195351736

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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"I love you according to my bond," says Cordelia to her father in King Lear. As the play turns out, Cordelia proves to be an exemplary and loving daughter. A bond is both a legal or financial obligation, and a connection of mutual love. How are these things connected? In As You Like It, Shakespeare describes marriage as a "blessed bond of board and bed": the emotional, religious, and sexual sides of marriage cannot be detached from its status as a legal and economic contract. These examples are the pith of Frederick Turner's fascinating new book. Based on the proven maxim that "money makes the world go round," this engaging study draws from Shakespeare's texts to present a lexicon of common words, as well as a variety of familiar familial and cultural situations, in an economic context. Making constant recourse to well-known material from Shakespeare's plays, Turner demonstrates that the terms of money and value permeate our minds and lives even in our most mundane moments. His book offers a new, humane, evolutionary economics that fully expresses the moral, spiritual, and aesthetic relationships among persons, and between humans and nature. Playful and incisive, Turner's book offers a way to engage the wisdom of Shakespeare in everyday life in a trenchant prose that is accessible to lovers of Shakespeare at all levels.

The Manna Machine

It is all white, and therefore it is called mercy. And this mercy enters the Holy of Holies . . . We have already seen that 'blessing' and 'mercy' were ...

Author: George Sassoon

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson

ISBN: UOM:39015039775799

Category: Bible

Page: 282

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You want to talk to Mercy. He's the hospital archinformist. His specialty is medical history, but—” “I'll take it!” she enthused, beaming.

Author: Elizabeth Bear

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473208797

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Meet Doctor Jens. She hasn't had a decent cup of coffee in fifteen years. The first part of her job involves jumping out of perfectly good space-ships. The second part requires developing emergency treatments for sick aliens of species she's never seen before. She loves it. But her latest emergency is also proving a mystery: Two ships, one ancient and one new, locked in a dangerous embrace. A mysterious crew suffering from an even more mysterious ailment. A shipmind trapped in an inadequate body, much of her memory pared away. A murderous virus from out of time. Unfortunately, Dr. Jens can't resist a mystery. Which is why she's about to discover that everything she's dedicated her life to . . . is a lie. Praise for Elizabeth Bear 'Like the best of speculative fiction, Bear has created a fascinating and complete universe that blends high-tech gadgetry with Old World adventure and political collusion' Publishers Weekly 'This is certainly the best science fiction novel I've read in 2019 so far and I look forward to see how Bear develops the characters and her impressively rich universe' (POPULAR SCIENCE) 'Elizabeth Bear is just as comfortable writing steampunk and fantasy as she is hard science fiction, and Ancestral Night, first half of a duology, brims with heady concepts and sleek far-future hardware. There is a mordant wit at work' (FINANCIAL TIMES) 'Awesome, awe-inspiring space opera. Fittingly, it shifts from weighty themes to lighter humour with dexterity, grace and crackling dialogue' (Daily Mail) 'Bear has constructed a fascinating, absorbing universe populated with compelling and intelligent characters who conform to neither clichés nor stereotypes. It's sci-fi of the top order' (

The Machine Society

No mercy. They didn't show any mercy to Brandon, and you can be sure they wouldn't show any mercy to you either.' 'OK,' he said, inspecting the gun.

Author: Mike Brooks

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781785352539

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Mike Brooks’ debut novel is an adventure story set in a dystopian future in which our taste for branding, consumerism and artificial reality is boundless. In /The Machine Society/, he weaves together psychological insight, philosophical reflection and spiritual inquiry to give us a novel that is both a deep satire on modern life and a rich metaphor for our longing to find inner peace. Dean Rogers lives in the Perimeter of New London, holding down a soul-destroying job, surrounded by people who have lost the will to communicate. He is afraid his debts will spiral out of control, resulting in him being cast out of the city, outside of the Security Wall. Meanwhile, in the Better Life Complex, New London’s rich elite live in plastic luxury, unaware of the sinister secrets that underpin their world. /The Machine Society/ is an original and intelligent sci-fi thriller, and a heartfelt rally cry for the soul’s liberation.

The Mumma Barn

Because the number of threshing machines was limited , farmers were at the mercy of the machine owner and operator . One machine ( may have ) served as many ...

Author: Audrey T. Tepper


ISBN: MINN:31951P00897218F

Category: Antietam National Battlefield (Md.)

Page: 387

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The Mercitron ( “ mercy machine " ) was a mask connected by a breathing tube to a cylinder of carbon monoxide . Opening a valve allowed the gas to flow ...

Author: Richard Bak

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814333532

Category: Photography

Page: 236

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An exploration of burial sites and customs in Metro Detroit and the historical and social changes behind our treatment of the dead.

On This Day in Detroit History

(He named the machines the Thanatron [Death Machine] and later Mercitron [Mercy Machine].) He avoided detection by operating out of a van.

Author: Bill Loomis

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781626198333

Category: History

Page: 208

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One day at a time, discover colorful Motor City moments in history spanning more than three centuries. On November 5, 1851, Voice of the Fugitive published a letter in support of escaped slaves. On July 3, 1904, Monk Parry became the first monkey to drive a car, and on January 16, 1919, the Statler Hotel menu offered whale meat for dinner. The legendary Steve Yzerman was named captain of the Red Wings on October 7, 1986. Local historian Bill Loomis covers the big events and remarkable stories of life and culture from Detroit's founding to its recent struggles and rebirth.

The Machine Stops

On atavism the Machine can have no mercy. “There was a handle, and I did catch it. I hung tranced over the darkness and heard the hum of these workings as ...

Author: E. M. Foster

Publisher: Atlântico Press

ISBN: 9789899040786

Category: Fiction

Page: 36

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The Machine Stops is a short science fiction story signed by Edward Morgan Forster (A Passage to India) that describes a world in which almost all humans have lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual lives in isolation in a 'cell', a standard room below ground, with all bodily and spiritual needs met by the omnipotent, global Machine. Those who do not accept the deity of the Machine are viewed as 'unmechanical' and are threatened with "Homelessness". Eventually, the Machine apocalyptically collapses, and the civilization of the Machine comes to an end. The story, written in 1909, has proved to be far ahead of its time, with remarkably accurate predictions of modern technologies and their over-dependence on them. As well as Forster's predicting globalisation, the internet, video conferencing, and other aspects of 21st-Century reality, ex-BBC's arts editor, Will Gompertz writing on the BBC website on 30 May 2020 and said: "The Machine Stops is not simply prescient; it is a jaw-droppingly, gob-smackingly, breath-takingly accurate literary description of lockdown life in 2020." English novelist and essayist, Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970) was also known for his ironic novels examining class difference in early 20th-century British society. A Passage to India (1924) brought him his greatest success and he was also nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 16 different years. The Machine Stops ebook was developed by Atlântico Press, a publisher company present in the global editorial market, since 1992.

War Machine

In addition to the critique of the triumphalist march of the machine and its ... Two nations may go mad , and fight like harlots - God have mercy on them ...

Author: Daniel Pick

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300054170

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 292

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This intriguing study examines Western perceptions of war in and beyond the nineteenth century, surveying the writings of novelists, anthropologists, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, philosophers, poets, natural scientists, and journalists to trace the terms of modern thought on the nature of military conflict. Daniel Pick brings together philosophical and historical models of war with fictions of invasion, propaganda from the Great War, interpretations of shellshock and speculations about the biological value of conquest. He discusses the work of such familiar commentators as Clausewitz, Engels, and Treitschke, and examines little-known writings by Proudhon, De Quincey, Ruskin, Valery, and many others, culminating in the extraordinary dialogue between Freud and Einstein, Why War? He analyses Victorian fears of French contamination through the Channel Tunnel as well as the widespread continuing dread of German domination. And he charts the history of the pervasive European belief that war is beneficial or at least functionally necessary. A central theme of the book is the disturbing relationship between machinery and destruction. Visions of relentless technological 'progress' and the inexorable advance of the military-industrial complex often seem to distort our understanding of war, even to reduce it to a sophisticated game played out by high-precision automata. Pick explores both the reassuring and troubling aspects of such representations. Shorn of human agency or responsibility, war apparently threatens to become technologically unstoppable, the remorseless 'perfect abattoir' of the industrial age. War Machine explores the enduring historical fascination with - and recoil from - brutal mechanical slaughter, and the modern aquiescence in, and enthusiasm for (in Rilke's phrase), 'these days of monstrously accelerated dying'.

Delphi Complete Works of D H Lawrence Illustrated

The body is the total machine; the various organs are the included machines; ... the human will or intelligence, is absolutely at the mercy of the machine.

Author: D.H. Lawrence

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781908909206

Category: Fiction

Page: 8975

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Novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and artist, D. H. Lawrence had an immense influence on twentieth century literature, in spite of his short and often persecuted life. His novels represent an extended reflection on the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation, establishing his name as one of the great imaginative novelists of his generation. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Lawrence’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 10) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Lawrence’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 12 novels, with individual contents tables * Includes the rare ‘lost’ novel MR NOON – appearing for the first time in digital print * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * All 68 short stories, with many rare stories appearing in digital print for the first time * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * All the plays, with separate contents tables * All the travel writing books * 7 poetry collections, including rare books available in no other digital collection * Includes many rare non-fiction essays and collections * Also includes “A STUDY OF THOMAS HARDY” – explore Lawrence’s critique of the famous author * The rare school textbook Lawrence wrote when struggling financially * Includes Part I and Part II of PHOENIX: THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF D. H. LAWRENCE – spends hours exploring this collection of literary papers that chart Lawrence’s genius * Features a bonus biography by Lawrence’s wife’s – first time in digital print– explore the great writer’s literary life! * Lawrence’s translations of Italian novels and short stories * Also features Lawrence’s paintings * UPDATED with corrections, PHOENIX II, rare translations and more images * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels THE WHITE PEACOCK THE TRESPASSER SONS AND LOVERS THE RAINBOW WOMEN IN LOVE THE LOST GIRL MR NOON AARON’S ROD KANGAROO THE BOY IN THE BUSH THE PLUMED SERPENT LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER The Novellas THE LADYBIRD THE FOX THE CAPTAIN’S DOLL ST. MAWR THE VIRGIN AND THE GIPSY THE ESCAPED COCK The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays THE MARRIED MAN THE FIGHT FOR BARBARA DAVID THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW THE WIDOWING OF MRS HOLROYD A COLLIER’S FRIDAY NIGHT THE MERRY-GO-ROUND TOUCH AND GO The Poetry Collections D .H. LAWRENCE’S POETRY: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION LOVE POEMS AND OTHERS AMORES LOOK! WE HAVE COME THROUGH! NEW POEMS BAY: A BOOK OF POEMS BIRDS BEASTS AND FLOWERS IMAGIST POETRY PANSIES NETTLES LAST POEMS MORE PANSIES The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Travel Writing TWILIGHT IN ITALY SEA AND SARDINIA MORNINGS IN MEXICO SKETCHES OF ETRUSCAN PLACES The Non-Fiction A STUDY OF THOMAS HARDY MOVEMENTS IN EUROPEAN HISTORY PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE UNCONSCIOUS FANTASIA OF THE UNCONSCIOUS STUDIES IN CLASSIC AMERICAN LITERATURE REFLECTIONS ON THE DEATH OF A PORCUPINE AND OTHER ESSAYS A PROPOS OF LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER APOCALYPSE AND THE WRITINGS ON REVELATION PHOENIX: THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF D. H. LAWRENCE PHOENIX II: UNCOLLECTED, UNPUBLISHED AND OTHER PROSE WORKS The Translations THE GENTLEMAN FROM SAN FRANCISCO by Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin MASTRO-DON GESUALDO by Giovanni Verga LITTLE NOVELS OF SICILY by Giovanni Verga CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA AND OTHER STORIES by Giovanni Verga The Paintings THE PAINTINGS OF D. H. LAWRENCE The Biography NOT I, BUT THE WIND... by Frieda Lawrence Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles

Darkest Mercy

Only a year ago, a tattoo machine—maybe this one—had bound Irial to the mortal who had brought the former Dark King and Niall together again after a ...

Author: Melissa Marr

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062078377

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

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The Summer King is missing; the Dark Court is bleeding; and a stranger walks the streets of Huntsdale, his presence signifying the deaths of powerful fey. Aislinn tends to the Summer Court, searching for her absent king and yearning for Seth. Torn between his new queen and his old love, Keenan works from afar to strengthen his court against the coming war. Donia longs for fiery passion even as she coolly readies the Winter Court for battle. And Seth, sworn brother of the Dark King and heir to the High Queen, is about to make a mistake that could cost his life. Love, despair, and betrayal ignite the Faery Courts, and in the final conflict, some will win . . . and some will lose everything. The thrilling conclusion to Melissa Marr's New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series will leave readers breathless.


Jennifer tried to look nonchalant as she sat back down and powered off the Sanford machine as quickly and discreetly as possible. “On Pawpaw's machine?

Author: Susan Sims Moody

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595383641

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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Davis Sanford, contempuously dismissed by his family almost a decade ago, is a recovering alcoholic and the grandchild of local timber baron and pillar of the community, Frank Sanford. An early-morning phone call from his old haunt of Mercy, Mississippi, draws Davis home once again for the impending death of the family patriarch. With Jennifer Martin, his girlfriend, by his side, the two embark on a weekend journey through his past.

Against the Machine

... attaches itself to a crime so great as yours, there is yet another reason why we should be unable to show you mercy, even if we were inclined to do so.

Author: Nicols Fox

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781559637190

Category: History

Page: 424

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"Against the Machine is timely, compelling, and important. Its intellectual sweep extends from the transcendental to the transistor, covering much unfamiliar ground and reviving a long-neglected tradition of dissent." -ERIC SCHLOSSER, AUTHOR OF FAST FOOD NATION "Against the Machine is luminous, lyrical, impassioned, profound. I had to put the book down every few paragraphs and breathe in relief." -CHELLIS GLENDINNING, ORION "[Fox] carefully and convincingly makes her case that there have always been reasonable, indeed often brilliant, people who were not at all sure that technology was solving more problems than it created." -HARPER'S MAGAZINE From the cars we drive to the instant messages we receive, from debate about genetically modified foods to astonishing strides in cloning, robotics, and nanotechnology, it would be hard to deny technology's powerful grip on our lives. To stop and ask whether this digitized, implanted reality is quite what we had in mind when we opted for progress, or to ask if we might not be creating more problems than we solve, is likely to peg us as hopelessly backward or suspiciously eccentric. Yet not only questioning, but challenging technology turns out to have a long and noble history.In this timely and incisive work, Nicols Fox examines contemporary resistance to technology and places it in a surprising historical context. She brilliantly illuminates the rich but oftentimes unrecognized literary and philosophical tradition that has existed for nearly two centuries, since the first Luddites--the ""machine breaking"" followers of the mythical Ned Ludd--lifted their sledgehammers in protest against the Industrial Revolution. Tracing that current of thought through some of the great minds of the 19th and 20th centuries--William Blake, Mary Shelley, Charles Dickens, John Ruskin, William Morris, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert Graves, Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, and many others--Fox demonstrates that modern protests against consumptive lifestyles and misgivings about the relentless march of mechanization are part of a fascinating hidden history. She shows as well that the Luddite tradition can yield important insights into how we might reshape both technology and modern life so that human, community, and environmental values take precedence over the demands of the machine.In Against the Machine, Nicols Fox writes with compelling immediacy--bringing a new dimension and depth to the debate over what technology means, both now and for our future.

A Sprinkle of Dust

... he had used a device called the “the Death Machine” or the gas mask that he called the “Mercy Machine” to painlessly end the lives of his patients.

Author: Mary Saad Assel

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532032226

Category: Self-Help

Page: 186

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A Sprinkle of Dust is a remarkable memoir of struggle, of loss, of maternal love, and of reconciliation to find personal peace. More than that, it is an exploration of an American womans life in the United States, Senegal, and Lebanon. It offers intriguing insights into Islam, an arranged marriage at a young age, and survival of a widow with three children during civil war. Its a captivating and memorable book. Ed Demerly, M.A. Henry Ford College, retired - Past President, College English Association.

America s Money Machine

The Christian Dispensation emphasized the mercy of God, and raised mankind from the status of creatures of God (from "slaves" or "servants" to that of ...


Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 9781610164931



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Fuel the Machine

We don't understand why, but we know that your mercy is new every morning for every one of us. Wow. Think about that. New mercy every morning!

Author: William Andrew

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781664208834

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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Fact: There are four branches of government; we the People are the first and most powerful of the four. For America to run well and take us where we want to go, requires our involvement, our minds, our energy, our fuel. The President is a Bold Warrior who, like David, ran toward the giant to begin the bold war to free our nation from the ruling political class that had left us weak and vulnerable to enemies both foreign and domestic. Trump stood up for Middle America. We in turn stood with him to fuel the most powerful new movement to ever jump from the starting line in the history of our Republic. We now cannot allow the political ruling class back into power to plunder us again and leave us weak, vulnerable, or divided again. This is our call, your call, perhaps our 1776. We must Pray, Rise, Work, Vote. It is time to fill our think tanks. We must Fuel the Machine for ourselves today and our posterity tomorrow; in this book is why we do it and how we can; by the Grace of Almighty God.

The Omen Machine

I did them a mercy, Mistress, and killed them swiftly.” Nathan leaned close to Richard and whispered, “This is the woman I told you about, the one who works ...

Author: Terry Goodkind

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429965019

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Hannis Arc, working on the tapestry of lines linking constellations of elements that constituted the language of Creation recorded on the ancient Cerulean scroll spread out among the clutter on his desk, was not surprised to see the seven etherial forms billow into the room like acrid smoke driven on a breath of bitter breeze. Like an otherworldly collection of spectral shapes seemingly carried on random eddies of air, they wandered in a loose clutch among the still and silent mounted bears and beasts rising up on their stands, the small forest of stone pedestals holding massive books of recorded prophecy, and the evenly spaced display cases of oddities, their glass reflecting the firelight from the massive hearth at the side of the room. Since the seven rarely used doors, the shutters on the windows down on the ground level several stories below stood open as a fearless show of invitation. Though they frequently chose to use windows, they didn't actually need the windows any more than they needed the doors. They could seep through any opening, any crack, like vapor rising in the early morning from the stretches of stagnant water that lay in dark swaths through the peat barrens. The open shutters were meant to be a declaration for all to see, including the seven, that Hannis Arc feared nothing. In The Omen Machine, #1 New York Times-bestselling author Terry Goodkind returns to the lives of Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell—in a compelling tale of a new and sinister threat to their world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Machine Crusade

Ever since she had been captured by the thinking machines while on a mission of mercy to Giedi Prime, and taken in as a household slave to serve the ...

Author: Brian Herbert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848943414

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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The first battle was a victory. But the war is just beginning . . . Earth is a radioactive ruin. But the initial campaign of the Butlerian Jihad has given new hope to mankind. Serena Butler, whose murdered child has become a symbol for oppressed humanity, inspires a war against the thinking computers led by Xavier Harkonnen and Vorian Atreides. But four of the Titans – murderous machines with human brains and human cunning – still remain. And the universal computer mind, Omnius, still wields most of its power. ‘Such vile villains...and such a fascinating description of splendid places.' Anne McCaffrey on HOUSE HARKONNEN