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The Breath of Parted Lips: Voices from the Robert Frost Place
Published in Paperback by CavanKerry Press (01 September, 2000)
Authors: Mark Cox, Donald Hall, Sharon Bryan, Robert Cording, John Engels, David Graham, Mark Halliday, Dennis Johnson, William Matthews, and Gary Miranda
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A remarkable anthology of twenty-four poets
The Franconia, New Hampshire, farm of the American poet Robert Frost was turned into a museum and center for poetry and the arts in 1976. From that time, "The Frost Place" has been annual event wherein an emerging poet has been invited to spend the summer living in the house where Frost once lived and wrote some of his greatest poetry. The Breath Of Parted Lips: Voices From The Robert Frost Place, Volume One is a remarkable anthology of twenty-four poets, each of whom won that honor of a summer's residency and document the success of the original concept as a means of generating outstanding poetry while nurturing the poet's muse in the rooms and views that were once the inspiration of the great Robert Frost. Poem At 40: Windwashed--as if standing next to the highway,/a truck long as the century sweeping by,/all things at last bent in the same direction./An opening, as if all/the clothes my ancestors ever wore/dry on lines in my body:/wind-whipped, parallel with the ground,/some sleeves sharing a single clothespin/so that they seem to clasp hands,/seem to hold on.//And now that I can see/up the old women's dresses,/there's nothing but a filtered light./And now that their men's smoky breath/has traversed the earth,/it has nothing to do with them./And now that awkward, fat tears of rain/slap the window screen,/now that I'm naked too,/cupping my genitals, tracing with a pencil/the blue vein between my collar bone and breast,/I'll go to sleep when I'm told.

Permanent Remissions : Life-Extending Diet Stategies That Can Help Prevent and Reverse Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabets, and Osteoporosis
Published in Hardcover by Pocket Star (1997)
Authors: Robert Haas and Kristin Massey
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An excellent "plan" for eating that is not a "diet."
I read this book because of an article that I saw in Women First Magazine, and also because I had been hearing a lot about "phytonutrients." I had experienced my worst winter yet in terms of feeling sluggish with no energy, and wanted to take charge of my health after my doctor told me that I was "just getting older." I also have a family history of heart disease and cancer. I am 44 years old and not ready to give up yet! So, I posted the "phytofood pyramid" on my refrigerator and began to follow it - 6 servings of vegetables, 1 serving of soy, 1-2 servings of fruit, 1-2 servings of whole wheat and beans. Within a week, I have gained much more energy and have dropped weight - (a friend told me to take chromiun picolinate 3 times a day before meals - it regulates your blood sugar and burns fat). I feel so good that I am going to continue on this for the rest of my life. Incidentally, I still walk by candy bars and ice cream and want them badly, but after reading about what the high fat, high sugar & high salt does to my body to give me heart disease, cancer and diabetes, I stay away from them and substitute them with real fruit, sorbet, and nonfat frozen yogurt. And a wonderful way to drink soy milk is to use it in your chai - it makes a great nightcap!

Published in Hardcover by Atheneum (01 November, 1983)
Authors: Robert Haas and Hilarie Porter
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Seems a bit dated
Although I don't think this book will actually harm you and Robert Haas has worked with some of the top tennis players, I find this book a bit dated and, as many books on diet, one- sided. Pro Tennis is a buisness, so it's important to give your best performance. But does "Eat To Win" mean, eat to win a match(and big money involved with that match) or eat to win in general? Eat To Win is for me one of those books that seemed great in the Eighties but twenty years later you're not too sure about the facts in this book. Many top athletes might use this book but many top athletes have eating disorders as well. I felt after reading this book, if you only look at a bottle of kitchen oil, you turn fat, since it more or less excludes any form of fat and I've never been fat in my whole life. I don't know if being TOO conscious about what you're eating actually helps or confuses you and this is how I felt with this book.

Great book!
I've used the information in this book for a very long time, and it is the most effective diet i've found of maintaining correct body weight, and increasing physical and mental performance. Although the book is old, the advice is solid and I don't beleive it will ever become outdated. I only have one small complaint, and that is at times Dr. Haas comes across as too strict on sticking to the eating plan. Ocassional deviation from it, I think is necessary to stay balanced! No need to worry _too_ much about fat consumption. Nonetheless, it deserves 5 stars

what about: Eat to win
I am an athlete, I have read this book and I found it very important,full of big advises and I advise every one who want to have a great informations about nutrition, to read this book.

Into the Garden: A Wedding Anthology: Poetry and Prose on Love and Marriage
Published in Hardcover by HarperCollins (1993)
Authors: Robert Haas, Stephen Mitchell, and Robert Hass
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Helpful when writing your own ceremony
This book was invaluable to my husband and I when we planned our wedding in the year 2000, though you will need other sources as well. I was finishing up college and he had begun his graduate program, so we were already extremely busy. With the help of this book we were able to write our entire wedding ceremony ourselves. I didn't have much experience with weddings, and I didn't know anything about the usual structure or components of a wedding ceremony. In the back of this book are many wedding ceremony examples for different religions or for a non-religious ceremony.

I highly recommend taking the time to write your own ceremony. It is such a wonderful time before marriage that you can spend together exploring deeply what marriage means to you and what kind of ceremony you want to celebrate your union with. It helps to have lots of poetry anthologies and books of poetry by your favorite poets. This book is great because it has so many poems about love and marriage. We used many poems from this book in our ceremony. We also used a lot of Rumi poems. We even combined a few Rumi poems to create a beautiful reading that felt personal to us. We began the ceremony singing a Sanskrit prayer that meant "May all beings be peaceful and happy". It was blissful. It was nice to have a ceremony that was personally very spiritual and combined many different religions. We also had two friends compose music to two of "The Dances of Universal Peace" using Indian instruments. During the ceremony we also planted a rose tree.

We always say our vows to each other because they are so beautiful, and on our anniversaries we read through our entire ceremony, and sing the songs.

"The minute I heard my first love story
I started looking for you, not knowing
How blind I was.

Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.
They're in each other all along."
(translated by Coleman Barks with John Moyne)

Have Fun,
Nissa Vaidehi Howard

Old, new and borrowed (not much blue)
This is a fantastic collection of both sacred and secular poems: old (Shakespeare, Donne, Herbert), new (Frost, Larkin, Plath and Stevens) and contemporary (Olds, Milosz, Atwood, Bly). I bought it looking for an intelligently selected group of works, and I certainly found that. What I didn't expect to get in the bargain was an interesting introductory essay on the form and function of marriage in history, and a broad selection of ceremonies, tucked away at the back. In addition to Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and even Zen ceremonies, there was the aptly if somewhat puzzlingly titled, "Non-Theistic Judeo/Christian" ceremony. My fiancee and I had been wondering how to have a ceremony that was formal and traditional, without being either clinical (a civil ceremony) or inappropriate for two agnostics (a religious one). The "Non-theistic" ceremony is adapted from The Book of Common Prayer, but does not refer directly to God or the Church: it's just perfect for us. In summary, a thoughtfully-selected group of poems and ceremonies we'll be glad to have on our shelf, even after all the cake is eaten.

For anyone planning a wedding!
Lots of wonderful readings for anyone planning a wedding, particularly nonsecular readings. During my own wedding planning, I have not found another source for readings so comprehensive with so many beautiful pieces. Shakespeare, the Bible, and modern poets of many different nationalities are all represented, among many others. If you're looking for passages about love, commitment, and/or marriage, this book has something for everyone's taste. It also contains sample ceremonies for different styles of weddings, some of which are more creative than you will find in any "wedding planning" book. If you are planning a wedding ceremony that is very personalized to you both, or you aren't interested in having a "traditional" ceremony and want to write your own, check out this book for inspiration. You will fall in love with some of the passages.

Two Noble Kinsmen
Published in Hardcover by Cambridge University Press (01 March, 2004)
Authors: William Shakespeare, Virginia Haas, and Robert Kean Jr Turner
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A Rosetta Stone for Appreciating Shakespeare
The Two Noble Kinsmen was only partially written by Shakespeare. The primary author was John Fletcher, and Shakespeare seems to have been doing a rewrite more than a collaboration. As a result, you get two different styles of narration and development in the same story. The underlying tale follows very closely on the famous Knight's Tale from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. As a result, you get a three way perspective on Shakespeare that is not available elsewhere -- what his co-author did, what Chaucer did, and how Shakespeare handled similar problems in other plays.

Where the Knight's Tale was primarily a story about chivalry, love, and spirituality, The Two Noble Kinsmen is very much about psychology and human emotions. Like other plays that Shakespeare wrote, this one shows how conflicting emotions create problems when we cannot master ourselves. In this case, the two loving cousins, Palamon and Arcite, fall out over having been overwhelmed by love for the appearance of Emilia, Duke Theseus's sister. The play explores many ways that their fatal passion for Emilia might be quenched or diverted into more useful paths. The dilemma can only be resolved by the removal of one of them. This places Emilia in an awkward situation where she will wed one, but at the cost of the life of the other. She finds them both attractive, and is deeply uncomfortable with their mutual passion for her. In a parallel subplot, the jailer's daughter similarly falls in love with Palamon, putting her father's life and her own in jeopardy. Overcome with unrequited love, she becomes mad from realizing what she has done. Only by entering into her delusions is she able to reach out to others.

What most impressed me from reading this play is how much better Shakespeare was as a writer than either Chaucer or Fletcher. You can tell the parts that Shakespeare wrote because the language is so compact, so powerful, and so filled with relevant imagery. The tension is unremitting and makes you squirm.

By contrast, the Knight's Tale is one of the dullest stories you could possibly hope to read and admire for its virtuosity without experiencing much enjoyment. Although the same plot is developed, few emotions will be aroused in you. When Fletcher is writing in this play, the development is slow, the content lacks much emotion, and you find yourself reaching for a blue pencil to strike major sections as unnecessary.

In fact, this play would not be worth reading except for the exquisite development of the dilemmas that are created for Emilia. Her pain will be your pain, and you will want to escape from it as much as she does. In these sections, you will find some of Shakespeare's greatest writing.

I also was moved by the way several scenes explored the duality of cousinly friendship and affection occurring at the same time that lethal passions of love and jealousy are loose.

Although this play will probably not be among your 50 favorites, you will probably find that it will sharpen your appetite for and appreciation of Shakespeare's best works.

I also listened to Arkangel recording, and recommend it. The performances are fine, the voices are easy to distinguish, the music is magnificent, the singing adds to the mood nicely, and you will find your engagement in the play's action powerfully increased over reading the play.

When do you lose control over your emotions? What does it cost you? How could you regain control before harm is done?

May you find peaceful, positive solutions to all of your dilemmas!

an unsung masterpiece
I will be the first to admit this is not the "best" or the "greatest" play written by the bard, but it is still very worthy of his name, and incredibly beautiful! Kinsmen is a romance in the style of Shakespeare's other late plays, Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest (my favorite). In many ways it reflects his earlier works, namely A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, and The Tempest. It tells a wonderfully romantic story of two good friends who fall for the same girl (I know, sounds familiar, but trust me, it's a different take on the setup) in Athens. The poetry in it is lovely, the characters very well developed, and the plot is incredible. Many people haven't heard of this play as Shakespeare cowrote it with Fletcher, but belive me, it is still wonderful. Highly recomended.

The only recording and fortunately a good one from Arkangel
The Arkangel Shakespeare series being issued by Penguin Audio is now halfway through the plays and the surprise is that was given preference to the remaining more familiar works. Co-authored by Shakespeare and Fletcher, this play remains an odd man out for several reasons. Based fairly closely on the "Knight's Tale" from Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," it tells of two cousins, who just after swearing eternal friendship in one of Duke Theseus' prisons immediately fall in love with the same woman, Emilia, and become bitter rivals for her affections. One of them, Arcite, is exiled but returns in disguise; the other, Palamon, escapes with the help of the Jailer's Daughter, who goes mad for love of him; and...well, see for yourself. Of the play's 23 scenes, 7 and part of an 8th are attributed to Shakespeare, a 9th doubtfully so, and the rest to John Fletcher, who was probably handed over to Shakespeare to learn the ropes as it were. The Shakespeare parts are easy to spot: they are nearly impossible to understand without a heavily annotated copy of the text open before you! Even more so than in his late plays like "Cymberline" and "Winter's Tale," the syntax is so complex, the thoughts so condensed, that one might (and has) compared his writing with the late Beethoven String Quartets. As one of the scholars quoted in the excellent Signet Classic paperback edition of this play comments, the play is most unShakespearean in that none of the characters change over the course of the play. And I should add the subplot of the Daughter's madness is never integrated into the main plot. One scene, in fact, is devoted entirely to the description of some minor characters and might have been influenced by a similar and much longer sequence in "Seven Against Thebes." In short, do not play this for a casual listen; but be prepared to be challenged. Look especially for echoes of the earlier all-Shakespearean plays. The nuptials of Theseus and Hippolyta recall the opening scenes of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," the main plot that of "Two Gentlemen of Verona," the Daughter's madness of Ophelia, and so on. As for the actual recording, it would be difficult to better it! The voices of the two kinsmen (Johnathan Firth and Nigel Cooke) are easily distinguishable, Theseus (Geoffrey Whitehead) sounds advanced in years and noble, Emila (Helen Schlesinger) mature and alert, Hippolyta (Adjoa Andoh) vocally of African origins as perhaps befits the character, and all the rest as understandable as the text allows and "into" their roles. Thank you, Penguin, for this noble entry in a series that is getting better and better.

Symphonies Nos. 4 and 7 in Full Score
Published in Paperback by Dover Pubns (1990)
Authors: Anton Bruckner and Robert Haas
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Very accurate
I found this score very useful for a listening companion. Bruckner ROCKS!

Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change
Published in Hardcover by McGraw Hill College Div (1900)
Authors: Martin S. Silberberg, Randy Duran, L. Peter Gold, Charles G. Haas, Robert L. Loeschen, and Arlan D. Norman
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Avoid this book at all costs!!
This is undoubtably the worst text I have ever seen used at the freshman chem level. It is poorly organized, does not give the student a good grounding in the basics before moving on to more detailed areas and printed with ink and glossy paper that makes reading very difficult. The margins are cluttered with distracting diagrams, flow charts and pictures that have little relavance to what is being discussed in the text. As to organization, it is absurd to introduce thermodynamics in chapter 6, discussing only enthalpy,leaving out entropy and Gibbs free energy, placing them piecmeal in later chapters. This fragmented approach only confuses the student when they can't see the interrelationship between entropy, enthalpy and free energy. The same applies in discussing molarity at the end of chapter 3 instead of leaving it with acid-base and solution chemistry. The fragmented approach is very distracting for both student and instructor. This is my first and hopefully last semester to use this text. For a good text use McMurry-Fay or Davis, Whitten and Galey. Don't use this text if at all possible. I gave it one star because that was the lowest available.

a good general chemistry text for science majors
This is a very useful chemistry textbooks for a science student who studies independently. I like this book for several reasons: (1) It is comprehensive, (2) It contains detailed explanatins of WHY and HOW things happen,(3) The book includes numerous worked-out problems, and (4) The book is written in a very readable manner, containing straight-foward language and excellent graphic explanations. I am studying biochemistry now, and I go back to this text very often for the explanation of certain topics, eg. buffer problems. The coverage of organic chemistry is very basic in Silberberg's book. For in-depth coverage refer to Organic Chemistry: Structure and reactivity by Seyhan Ege (ISBN 0395902231), a very good book that emphasizes understanding, not memorization. A note: solutions to all problems in Ege's book are in the study guide.

The best science majors' chemistry book I've seen
While I would hesitate to recommend this to someone who had never taken high school chemistry, as a second year high school book and a science majors' level college text, this book is fantastic. Comparing it to an old version of Brady & Humiston, and Zumdahl's Introductory Chemistry, Silberberg wins hands down. Fantastic layout and detailed explanations of most topics. Not good for the most basic topics (don't even think about learning oxidation-reduction reaction balancing from this text).

Eat to Win for Permanent Fat Loss: The Revolutionary Fat-Burning Diet for Peak Mental and Physical Performance and Optimum Health
Published in Paperback by Three Rivers Press (01 May, 2001)
Authors: Robert Haas and Kristin Massey
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You can't find the products !!!
I found the book very interesting and very detailed. But he refuses to be a fan of the glycemic index, but uses a lot of their arguments to verify his own diet. I read the Glucose Revolution at the same time and find very similar statements in both books. But the greatest fault in this book lies in the problem that you can't find the products he uses for his drinks anywhere, at least not with Twinlab, as he mentiones. The products are discontinued for the most part. So I don't know how all the other readers can sing the highest praises when it is so hard to accomplish one of the most important parts of the diet. A interesting book, but hard to follow. The Glucose Revolution is as scientifically proven, but easier to follow in every day life.

Reasonable & Flexible
I was a big fan of 'Eat to Win' back in the 80's. In the 90's I tried 'The Zone' and Dr. Atkins' diets. I won't bash any because I know each works for different types of individuals.

The author, however, does bash other diets, either because his publishing company's marketing department makes him, or because it's election year and it's just in the air.

I found it interesting that he also bashed high carb, 10% fat diets. The original 'Eat to Win' would have fallen into this category.

Like other reviewers have stated, his 'ultimate ratio' is actually 2 different ratios. One for fat loss, and one for maintenance. The fat loss ratio is very close to 'The Zone' but isn't as strict with food combining and doesn't vilify starch. Many will find it more 'doable' than 'The Zone', and athletic types may feel better on it as 'The Zone' can make you feel a bit flat if you train hard. The maintenance ratio is close to what Dr Andrew Weil prescribes in his latest book.

The author makes some very good points about carbohydrate metabolish that counteract the carbo-phobia that is so prevalent in recent diet books. This discussion is almost worth the price of the book.

Overall, his plan is very reasonable, flexible, and easier to follow than most. It will probably work better than 'The Zone' for athletic people, and it will be a breath of fresh air for people who like pasta, potatoes, and bananas.

I gave it 4 out of five stars because I found the hype and bashing of competitors tiresome, but I thought 'the meat' of the book was excellent.

Eat to win for Permanent Weight loss
I cannot begin to tell you how much this book has helped me. I have been on a ton of "diets", this one works it really does. The food is really good, and I didn't feel hungry or deprived. I have lost almost 40 lbs. since January 6, and I feel so much better. The unlimited salad and veggies is also a help. If you feel sluggish overweight and tired of being that way, please get this book and try it for the 28 days. It is wonderful.

Business Marketing: A Managerial Approach
Published in Hardcover by South-Western College/West (1995)
Author: Robert W., Ph.D. Haas
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the buygrid framework
the business marketing syste

The Leader Within: An Empowering Path of Self-Discovery
Published in Hardcover by HarperCollins (1993)
Authors: Bob Tamarkin, Howard G. Haas, Robert A. Tamarkin, and Bob Tamarki
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