Jasmine Hotham Hotham itibaren Sadovyy, Tulskaya oblast', Rusya, 301685
A fascinating snapshot of a time in history when the traditional, midwife was being challenged by "modern" medicine for jurisdiction over pregnancy and childbirth. I particularly enjoyed the fact that even though the focus of the book was on Dora's midwifing and her conflict with Dr. Thomas, the author also gave Dora a fully developed life with friends, family, opinions, hobbies rather than making her just a midwife.
A damn fine little book. Good characters and good setting. Not exactly exciting prose, but good story.
A good textbook. Clear, definitive, exhaustive. Cases aren't edited as much as they could be, and you're gonna need the E&E to make sense of the second half of the book, but it does everything a civil procedure textbook should.
The garden metaphor is just a teensy bit facile, but who cares when the cover art is so eye-catching? And the teachers and other high school types are convincing--and funny.