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A Student S Guide To U S History

Author : Wilfred M. McClay
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110180069
Genre : History
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No nation in modern history has had a more powerful sense of its own distinctiveness than the United States. Yet few Americans understand the immensely varied sources of that sense and the fascinating debates that have always swirled around our attempts to define "America" with greater precision. All too many have come to regard the study of their national history as tedious, just as they fail to embrace the past as something in which they must be consciously grounded. In this introduction to the study of American history, Wilfred M. McClay invites us to experience the perennial freshness and vitality of this great subject as he explores some of the enduring commitments and persistent tensions that have made America what it is. - Publisher.

Amazing Dad

Author : Stephanie Byrd
ISBN : 9781615798766
Genre : Religion
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Let William Wilberforce Help You Prioritize Your Parenting! William Wilberforce, the 19th century statesman, is famous for spearheading the drive to end slavery in England. But he was also the devoted father of six children. And because his duties often forced him to be away, he wrote numerous letters to his children. In these letters, Wilberforce spoke about such practical matters as finances, friends, education, careers, the uncertainty of life, and their relationship with God. The principles he taught ring as true today as they did then. By "looking in" on this correspondence, we can see the kinds of values to instill in our own kids. And we can find encouragement to become as proactive in parenting as Wilberforce remained throughout his life. Author Stephanie Byrd adds commentary providing historical context and modern application. With this help, Wilberforce can become your mentor with wisdom that's both practical and timeless. Stephanie Byrd discovered Wilberforce's letters to his children while researching her master's thesis about him. She earned her master's in church-state studies at Baylor University and a law degree from St. Mary's University School of Law. She lives with her husband, Brian, and three children in Fort Worth, Texas. Stephanie is a volunteer coordinator for Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree program, which ministers to children with incarcerated parents. All her proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Angel Tree.

Running Free

Author : Kate Allatt
ISBN : 9781908006653
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Can you imagine being trapped inside your own body? Able to see and hear everything going on around you but unable to move or speak - the blink of an eye your only way of communicating. Fell-runner and fun-loving mother-of-three Kate Allatt’s life was torn apart when what appeared to be a stress-related headache exploded into a massive brainstem stroke leading to locked-in syndrome. Totally paralysed, she became a prisoner inside her own body. Doctors warned her family she would never walk, talk or swallow or lead a normal life again. But they didn’t know Kate. The words no and never were not in her vocabulary. With the help of her best friends and family she drew on every ounce of her runner’s stamina and determination to make a recovery that amazed medical experts. Using a letter chart, Kate blinked the words “I will walk again”. Soon she was moving her thumb and communicating with the world via Facebook. Eight months after her stroke, Kate said goodbye to nurses, walked out of hospital and returned home to learn how to run again. This is the story of her incredible journey.

Active Hope

Author : Joanna Macy
ISBN : 1577319737
Genre : Nature
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The challenges we face can be difficult even to think about. Climate change, the depletion of oil, economic upheaval, and mass extinction together create a planetary emergency of overwhelming proportions. Active Hope shows us how to strengthen our capacity to face this crisis so that we can respond with unexpected resilience and creative power. Drawing on decades of teaching an empowerment approach known as the Work That Reconnects, the authors guide us through a transformational process informed by mythic journeys, modern psychology, spirituality, and holistic science. This process equips us with tools to face the mess we’re in and play our role in the collective transition, or Great Turning, to a life-sustaining society.

Kate S Journey

Author : Kate Adamson
ISBN : 1885640781
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is a story about an ordinary woman with an extraordinary experience. She was called upon to face odds that would have stopped even the most optimistic person. Kate's unbreakable spirit and incredible will to survive transformed her from a helpless victim into a powerful champion. She overcame one-in-a-million odds to survive and prosper. Kate suffered a double brain stem pons stroke that left her in a vegetative state. Her only means of communication was blinking her eyes. Her chances of survival were bleak, the medical profession wanting to stop life support. How Kate fought back from overwhelming weakness to obtain amazing grace, is a story that will inspire the reader to take on the challenge of their own life. Kate's book takes you through her journey, capturing your attention page after page. Her journey is a powerful story of determination, perseverance and prayer. The narrative is rich, providing the reader with the feeling that we are going through the stages of recovery with her. The first step to simply learn to blink her eyes leads her to being able to communicate and then discovering more things she can do. Her message - focus on what you can do - is so simple yet so powerful. The greatest triumph comes when Kate transforms the pain into something of value to other people. This is a book about hope, triumphing over adversity and making a difference in other people's lives.

The Heavens Are Changing

Author : Susan Neylan
ISBN : 0773525734
Genre : History
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In The Heavens Are Changing Susan Neylan offers a fresh perspective on Aboriginal encounters with Protestant missions, exploring how the Tsimshian in nineteenth-century British Columbia took an active and important role in shaping forms of Christianity and, in turn, were shaped by them. She examines the nature of Protestant missions in their first generation on the north coast of British Columbia (1857-1901), focusing on the Aboriginal roles in Christianization. She pays special attention to the Euro-Canadian missionary perspective, the viewpoints of First Nations themselves, and particular events that illuminate the negotiation of Christian identities, such as forms of worship, naming practices, and mission housing. While the Euro-Canadian record dominates historical missionary sources, Aboriginal writings illustrate both a genuine evangelicalism and an indigenized Christianity. Christian meanings were constantly challenged from both within and without the mission context through revivalism and group evangelism. Neylan interprets the relationship forged between the Tsimshian and Euro-Canadian missionaries as a dialogue, although not necessarily a mutually beneficial one. The process by which power was unequally distributed through missionization exposes the extent to which the social and cultural meanings of Tsimshian daily life were contested and negotiated in encounters with Christianity.

Critical Companion To John Steinbeck

Author : Jeffrey D. Schultz
ISBN : 9781438108506
Genre : Electronic books
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Celebrates the American writer who in his works confronted and explored the social fabric of the United States in the early 20th century. More than 500 entries include synopses of his novels, short stories, and nonfiction; descriptions of his characters, details about family, friends, and associates.


Author : Pauline Maier
ISBN : 1451606362
Genre : History
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CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Winner of the George Washington Book Prize When the delegates left the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in September 1787, the new Constitution they had written was no more than a proposal. Elected conventions in at least nine of the thirteen states would have to ratify it before it could take effect. There was reason to doubt whether that would happen. The document we revere today as the foundation of our country’s laws, the cornerstone of our legal system, was hotly disputed at the time. Some Americans denounced the Constitution for threatening the liberty that Americans had won at great cost in the Revolutionary War. One group of fiercely patriotic opponents even burned the document in a raucous public demonstration on the Fourth of July. In this splendid new history, Pauline Maier tells the dramatic story of the yearlong battle over ratification that brought such famous founders as Washington, Hamilton, Madison, Jay, and Henry together with less well-known Americans who sometimes eloquently and always passionately expressed their hopes and fears for their new country. Men argued in taverns and coffeehouses; women joined the debate in their parlors; broadsides and newspaper stories advocated various points of view and excoriated others. In small towns and counties across the country people read the document carefully and knew it well. Americans seized the opportunity to play a role in shaping the new nation. Then the ratifying conventions chosen by "We the People" scrutinized and debated the Constitution clause by clause. Although many books have been written about the Constitutional Convention, this is the first major history of ratification. It draws on a vast new collection of documents and tells the story with masterful attention to detail in a dynamic narrative. Each state’s experience was different, and Maier gives each its due even as she focuses on the four critical states of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia, and New York, whose approval of the Constitution was crucial to its success. The New Yorker Gilbert Livingston called his participation in the ratification convention the greatest transaction of his life. The hundreds of delegates to the ratifying conventions took their responsibility seriously, and their careful inspection of the Constitution can tell us much today about a document whose meaning continues to be subject to interpretation. Ratification is the story of the founding drama of our nation, superbly told in a history that transports readers back more than two centuries to reveal the convictions and aspirations on which our country was built.

Cloud Atlas Enhanced Movie Tie In Edition

Author : David Mitchell
ISBN : 9780812984422
Genre : Fiction
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By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize This enhanced eBook edition contains never-before-seen footage from the major motion picture, behind-the-scenes material shot during production, and interviews with the author, directors (Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, and Lana Wachowski), and actors (including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving, and James D’Arcy) discussing both the book and the film.* A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity. Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. . . . Abruptly, the action jumps to Belgium in 1931, where Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we jump to the West Coast in the 1970s and a troubled reporter named Luisa Rey, who stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder that threatens to claim her life. . . . And onward, with dazzling virtuosity, to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history. But the story doesn’t end even there. The narrative then boomerangs back through centuries and space, returning by the same route, in reverse, to its starting point. Along the way, Mitchell reveals how his disparate characters connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky. As wild as a videogame, as mysterious as a Zen koan, Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable tour de force that, like its incomparable author, has transcended its cult classic status to become a worldwide phenomenon. Praise for Cloud Atlas “[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel’s every page.”—The New York Times Book Review “One of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is—and should be—read by any student of contemporary literature.”—Dave Eggers “Wildly entertaining . . . a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.”—People “The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet—not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I’m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds.”—Michael Chabon “Cloud Atlas ought to make [Mitchell] famous on both sides of the Atlantic as a writer whose fearlessness is matched by his talent.”—The Washington Post Book World *Video may not play on all readers. Please check your user manual for details.

I Ll Walk With You

Author : Geri Marshall
ISBN : 1432735640
Genre : Self-Help
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It's all about believing... This healthy 34 year old mother of three was put on life support after a severe stroke left her in a seemingly lifeless state. The attending physician explained: "The way you see her today is the way she will remain until you decide to let her go. She is being kept alive artificially by machines. She has a zero percent chance of recovery. It is recommended that you call the family together and say goodbye to her and then release her. There is no purpose in keeping her like this." And so the journey began from this proclamation that her life was over to the radiant inspiration that she is today and the brave souls along the way that dared to believe.

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