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|Author||: Marshall Poe|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Owen and Amos Bennington, abolitionists living in Boston in 1856, plan to fight to end slavery in the United States, but Owen believes in achieving it through legislation while Amos believes violent rebellion is the answer.
|Author||: Danielle Steel|
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Danielle Steel’s powerful new novel, four trauma doctors—the best and brightest in their field—confront exciting new challenges, both personally and professionally, when given an unusual opportunity. Bill Browning heads the trauma unit at San Francisco’s busiest emergency room, SF General. With his ex-wife and daughters in London, he immerses himself in his work and lives for rare visits with his children. A rising star at her teaching hospital, UCSF at Mission Bay, Stephanie Lawrence has two young sons, a frustrated stay-at-home husband, and not enough time for any of them. Harvard-educated Wendy Jones is a dedicated trauma doctor at Stanford, trapped in a dead-end relationship with a married cardiac surgeon. And Tom Wylie’s popularity with women rivals the superb medical skills he employs at his Oakland medical center, but he refuses to let anyone get too close, determined to remain unattached forever. These exceptional doctors are chosen for an honor and a unique project: to work with their counterparts in Paris in a mass-casualty training program. As professionals, they will gain invaluable knowledge from the program. As ordinary men and women, they will find that the City of Light opens up incredible new possibilities, exhilarating, enticing, and frightening. When an unspeakable act of mass violence galvanizes them into action, their temporary life in Paris becomes a stark turning point: a time to face harder choices than they have ever made before—with consequences that will last a lifetime.
|Author||: A.P.J. Abdul Kalam|
It was like any other day on the Anna University campus in Chennai. As I was returning to my room in the evening, the vice-chancellor, Prof. A. Kalanidhi, fell in step with me.Someone had been frantically trying to get in touch with me through the day, he said. Indeed, the phone was ringing when I entered the room.When I answered, a voice at the other end said, 'The prime minister wants to talk with you.' Some months earlier, I had left my post as Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India to return to teaching. Now, as I spoke to the PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, my life was set for an unexpected change.Turning Points takes up the incredible Kalam story from where Wings of Fire left off. It brings together details from his career and presidency that are not generally known as he speaks out for the first time on certain points of controversy. It is a continuing saga, above all, of a journey - individual and collective - that will take India to 2020 and beyond as a developed nation.
|Author||: Karl Dietrich Bracher,Thomas J. Dunlap,Abbott Gleason|
|Editor||: Harvard University Press|
Turning Points in Modern Times focuses on events after 1917: the rise of Nazism on the Right and authoritarianism on the Left. Bracher provides an incisive framework for understanding the great ideological confrontation of this century--democracy versus totalitarianism in the forms of fascism, Nazism, and communism. His analysis of the outcomes underscores the significance and power of democratic values and governments. The doyen of German political history, Karl Dietrich Bracher extends the argument against dictatorship that runs through his life's work, offers a blueprint for dealing with the recent past of the communist East German State (DDR), looks at the true facts of the Stasi collaboration, and challenges misperceptions of Hitler, Stalin, and others. He demonstrates the kinship between fascism and communism, considers Weimar and liberalism, assesses the legacy of Nazism, and outlines the ethos of democracy. In all this Bracher exposes the twentieth-century threats to the democratic state so that they can never again subvert representative government. A founder of the new history of Germany, which considers the larger context for Hitler and illuminates events through the theories of social science and the values of liberalism and democracy, Bracher writes in the tradition of Acton, Burckhardt, Croce, and Dahrendorf. This is a vital history lesson for our turbulent times, when once more democracy is on the march after a twilight century.
|Author||: Fritjof Capra|
"We are trying to apply the concepts of an outdated world view--the mechanistic world view of Cartesian-Newtonian science--to a reality that can no longer be understood in terms of these concepts... To describe this world appropriately, we need an ecological perspective that the Cartesian world view does not offer." (Preface 15,16).
|Author||: Mauro F. Guillén,Emilio Ontiveros|
|Editor||: Cambridge University Press|
The second edition of this popular book offers an accessible yet sophisticated analysis of the game-changing events and trends that are transforming the world beyond recognition. For the first time in human history, more people live in cities than in the countryside, and greater numbers suffer from obesity than from hunger. During the next few decades, India will become the biggest country in terms of population, China the largest in output, and the United States the richest among the major economies on a per capita income basis. Food and water shortages will likely become humankind's most important challenges. With four new chapters, on the rise of the global middle class, the transformative power of technology, institutions and the entrepreneurial spirit, and the trials and tribulations of the financial system, this book provides a thorough introduction to the challenges facing business and society in the twenty-first century.
|Author||: Michael Shermer|
|Editor||: Henry Holt and Company|
A scientific exploration into humanity’s obsession with the afterlife and quest for immortality from the bestselling author and skeptic Michael Shermer In his most ambitious work yet, Shermer sets out to discover what drives humans’ belief in life after death, focusing on recent scientific attempts to achieve immortality along with utopian attempts to create heaven on earth. For millennia, religions have concocted numerous manifestations of heaven and the afterlife, and though no one has ever returned from such a place to report what it is really like—or that it even exists—today science and technology are being used to try to make it happen in our lifetime. From radical life extension to cryonic suspension to mind uploading, Shermer considers how realistic these attempts are from a proper skeptical perspective. Heavens on Earth concludes with an uplifting paean to purpose and progress and how we can live well in the here-and-now, whether or not there is a hereafter.
|Author||: Herb Colling|
The Detroit Riot of 1967 marked a turning point in the attitudes and behaviour of people in all walks of life in the Border Cities. As the citizens of Windsor watched their nearest neighbour burn, the way they felt about Detroit changed radically.
|Author||: Marshall Brown|
|Editor||: Stanford University Press|
Turning Points demonstrates the role of style and form in promoting and shaping cultural development by studying important critics, and analyzing cultural change in literature, music, art, and philosophy.
|Author||: Diego De Leo|
|Editor||: Australian Academic Press|
In this remarkable book, Professor Diego De Leo, distinguished Italian psychiatrist and world leading researcher into suicide prevention, takes us on a revealing journey into the suicidal mind. Told in the form of letters, twelve life stories disclose much about the human spirit, as well as the deep complexities of suicidal behaviour and the struggle for science to understand - in the words of the author - "the worst of all human tragedies". Diego adds his own honest interpretations and comments as a roadmap to guide the reader on the many messages these stories entail.
|Author||: Julia Ogilvy|
|Editor||: Lion Books|
When tragedy touched Julia Ogilvy's life, she found herself reassessing the way she lived. Married into a life of privilege - her wedding was attended by the Queen and Princess of Wales - and recently acclaimed Business Woman of the Year, she took the decision to leave her career to found a charity. Her story provides a powerful example of how a successful and glamorous life does not always bring peace - and how her new role gives her the fulfilment she sought. Julia's turning point was the death of baby Cameron, and after telling her story she charts the journeys of others whose lives have been similarly changed, from Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Bob Geldof to a young carer in an impoverished inner city environment. This book will provide inspiration to anyone disillusioned by the empty materialism of society.
|Author||: Robert Beringer|
|Editor||: CSS Publishing|
In these nine sermons preachers will find brilliant use of story to illustrate the Lenten message. Beringer focuses on different journeys throughout the New Testament and examines the "turning points" recorded there. As is stated in the introduction, our Christian faith is a pilgrim faith. The author shows in modern parables how we are called by Christ to be a people on the move with him through time to eternity and the kingdom of God. He shows that we are travelers on the road of faith, never quite arriving at our destination, but always growing and being transformed by each encounter with the living God. Following each sermon is a set of discussion questions based on the preceding sermon and the scripture on which the sermon is based. These questions can be copied into the bulletin to help the congregation follow the sermon, used as small group discussion starters, distributed to worshipers as they leave church or be printed in weekly newsletters to reinforce the message given the previous Sunday. Robert Beringer, along with serving as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Metuchen, New Jersey, is a Visiting Lecturer in Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary. He holds degrees from Cornell and Princeton Universities. Previous books by Beringer include "The Easter People"; "Something's Coming, Something Great"; and "Batteries Not Included."
|Author||: Terry W. Bettis|
Terry W. Bettis has published two books: "Guards at the Gate and co-authored The Spiral Notebook, transcribed from her diary, written by Billie K. Bettis. His passions to seek out the stories of history and current events is without question as to his motives. Ever wonder what is happening to our country? In Turning Points; Terry W. Bettis, takes you through the history of this country, looking at how through the years our Republic has had its ups and downs. As you read, you will learn about things that have given life to this country, as well as things that have drained the life from it. You will discover things that you thought were a blessing to this country, only to find that in fact, they are destroying our freedoms, and our Constitution, turning our country from one filled with Gods blessing to one of slavery. Discover those things which are causing our Republic to fade completely away. The United States was founded on Christian principals, though far from perfect, it has been blessed by God, because we had put Him first. Being attacked on many fronts God is being pushed out the door of America. We are seeing the results. In Turning Points, you will learn how this is happening, plus the effect it is having on our country, churches, families and the future generations, yet to be born. It is a deep desire of Terrys to awaken the American people to what is happening to our beloved United States. You will learn and be blessed with this book as well as with, Terrys first book, Guards at the Gate, hopefully finding understand about what our country is experiencing and what we are leaving for our children and grandchildren. Gail Odegaard - Wyoming April 13, 2012 My friend Terry Bettis is a keen observer of life and life in motion. I have known him for decades and Terrys incisive mind is ever at work on society and its transmogrification's. He is a constitutional scholar and an exponent of personal freedom. I am in awe of the depth of Terrys knowledge of our Constitution and the freedoms it bestows. As a human being? Terry Bettis is hard to beat. He is revered by his friends and associates. He works hard and remains pleasant under even the most adverse circumstances. He and his wife, Billie, have been dear friends of ours for decades. If we needed someone to administer our estate, we would choose the Bettises. They are honest and intelligent. My wife and I regretted that Terry and Billie moved from Texas to New Mexico. We figured the move increased the median IQ of New Mexico and decreased that of Texas. Paul Freeman Marble Falls, Texas Terry is well qualified to write a book because of his fervor and passion for history the way it was written. He has demonstrated to me and others his great attention to detail in his research and fact finding in preparation for those books he has authored and co authored. He possesses the ability to build a story line and back it up with facts. His conclusions are based on historical facts. Mr Bettis is a true Patriot. His zeal and passions to preserve this great Republic through his teachings and lecture are well known in TEA party and conservative circles. Mr. Bettis is a resident of New Mexico with deep roots in Texas as well. His service to this country and to the public as a law enforcement officer qualify him to be a patriotic American.
|Author||: Alisa Belzer|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Milestones for adult basic education include: It was first federally funded in 1964. The National Literacy Act passed in 1991. The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 was enacted. The field then remained relatively static until 2014 when: a new version of the GED® test was launched, new content standards were developed, new data on adult cognitive skills were released, and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), with its laser focus on employment and training, was enacted. This volume reviews where the field is in relation to these turning points and discusses where it could go. Taking up critical discussions of the many recent and influential changes as well as topics of enduring interest, this volume will be valuable to practitioners, researchers, and policy makers. This is the 155th volume of the Jossey Bass series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, it explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.
|Author||: Robert Foster|
|Editor||: Wakefield Press|
How distinctive is South Australia after all? South Australia has often been represented as 'different': free of convicts, more enlightened in its attitudes toward Aboriginal people, established on rational economic principles, and progressive in its social and political development. Some of this is true, some of it is not, but mostly the story is more complex. In this book, eminent historians explore these themes by examining some key 'turning points' in South Australia's history. Henry Reynolds considers the question of Aboriginal rights to land. Bill Gammage illustrates the nature of Aboriginal land management. Paul Sendziuk unravels the myth of the colony's convict-free origins, while Robert Foster and Amanda Nettelbeck reveal a surprisingly strong sense of 'nationalism' in colonial South Australia. Susan Magarey traces the histories of two crucial events in the advancement of women. Neal Blewett examines the political innovations of Don Dunstan. Jill Roe looks at life in the country in twentieth-century South Australia, and Mark Peel life in the city, in particular the migrant experience after World War Two. Finally, John Hirst asks: 'How distinctive was South Australia after all?'
|Author||: Shannon Shy|
|Editor||: Balboa Press|
OCD has the power to destroy lives like a hurricane filled with tornadoes. While OCD turns households and relationships upside down and affects all involved, only the sufferer understands what the intense personal emotional, mental, and physical pain feels like. It is through this lens of personal experience, of living in the hell pit and then determining how to crawl out, that Shannon Shy offers his personal insight. In a comprehensive guide that provides peer support and a proven strategy for recovering from OCD, Shy relies on both his personal experiences and credentials as a certified peer recovery specialist to teach OCD sufferers how to summon the power and strength within to transform their perspective and get to a place where OCD does not adversely affect their lives. Through the included principles, exercises, practical tools, and real-life stories from those who have made significant strides in their own OCD recovery journey, Shy provides a roadmap of hope that shares valuable information about the growing discipline of peer support, insight into how to build a recovery foundation, his strategy to overcome OCD, motivation, encouragement, and tips for sufferers to self-motivate. Turning Points shares principles, tools, and insight from an OCD survivor to help sufferers of OCD choose recovery over fear and get better.