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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator. He was also the first American to translate The Divine Comedy, and was one of the five Fireside Poets. He wrote many lyric poems known for their musicality and often-presenting stories of mythology and legend. He was the most popular American poet in the whole world.This book is a…
Staying in Charge is a supportive guide to opening up the lines of communication and making life more fulfilling from the first day of diagnosis of a serious illness. This reassuring handbook helps you to focus on important matters such as:
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* Deciding upon medical power of attorney
* Gathering support from friends and family
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