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The Glory and the Dream

The Glory and the Dream Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Rosetta Books
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A New York Times–bestselling historian’s in-depth portrait of life in America, from the Depression era to the early 1970s: “Magnificent” (The New York Times). Award-winning historian and biographer William Manchester, author of The Last Lion, an epic three-volume biography of Winston Churchill, brings us an evocative exploration of the American way of life from 1932 to 1972. Covering almost every facet of American culture during a very diverse and tumultuous period in history, Manchester’s account is both dramatic and surprisingly intimate—with compelling details that could only be known by a dedicated historian who lived through and documented this fascinating time. It’s an enlightening, affecting, and highly entertaining journey through four extraordinary decades in the life of America. “There is no fiction that can compete with good, gossipy, anecdotal history—the inside story of who said or did what in moments of great tensions or crisis . . . I think you ought to read this history and weep, read it and laugh, read it and don’t repeat it.” —Anatole Broyard

Oh the Glory of It All

Oh the Glory of It All Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sean Wilsey
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101201134
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"In the beginning we were happy. And we were always excessive. So in the beginning we were happy to excess." With these opening lines Sean Wilsey takes us on an exhilarating tour of life in the strangest, wealthiest, and most grandiose of families. Sean's blond-bombshell mother (one of the thinly veiled characters in Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City) is a 1980s society-page staple, regularly entertaining Black Panthers and movie stars in her marble and glass penthouse, "eight hundred feet in the air above San Francisco; an apartment at the top of a building at the top of a hill: full of light, full of voices, full of windows full of water and bridges and hills." His enigmatic father uses a jet helicopter to drop Sean off at the video arcade and lectures his son on proper hygiene in public restrooms, "You should wash your hands first, before you use the urinal. Not after. Your penis isn't dirty. But your hands are." When Sean, "the kind of child who sings songs to sick flowers," turns nine years old, his father divorces his mother and marries her best friend. Sean's life blows apart. His mother first invites him to commit suicide with her, then has a "vision" of salvation that requires packing her Louis Vuitton luggage and traveling the globe, a retinue of multiracial children in tow. Her goal: peace on earth (and a Nobel Prize). Sean meets Indira Gandhi, Helmut Kohl, Menachem Begin, and the pope, hoping each one might come back to San Francisco and persuade his father to rejoin the family. Instead, Sean is pushed out of San Francisco and sent spiraling through five high schools, till he finally lands at an unorthodox reform school cum "therapeutic community," in Italy. With its multiplicity of settings and kaleidoscopic mix of preoccupations-sex, Russia, jet helicopters, seismic upheaval, boarding schools, Middle Earth, skinheads, home improvement, suicide, skateboarding, Sovietology, public transportation, massage, Christian fundamentalism, dogs, Texas, global thermonuclear war, truth, evil, masturbation, hope, Bethlehem, CT, eventual salvation (abridged list)—Oh the Glory of It All is memoir as bildungsroman as explosion.

Good as Gone

Good as Gone Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Amy Gentry
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544916077
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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice "So gripping you might start to question your own family’s past." —Entertainment Weekly “[One] of the most anticipated summer thrillers . . . Gentry's novel isn't primarily about the version of the self that comes from a name and a family of origin; instead, it draws our attention to the self that's forged from sheer survival, and from the clarifying call to vengeance.” —New York Times Book Review Anna’s daughter Julie was kidnapped from her own bedroom when she was thirteen years old, while Anna slept just downstairs, unaware that her daughter was being ripped away from her. For eight years, she has lived with the guilt and the void in her family, hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. And then one night, the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie is finally, miraculously, home safe. Anna and the rest of the family are thrilled, but soon Anna begins to see holes in Julie’s story. When she is contacted by a former detective turned private eye, she is forced to wonder if this young woman is even her daughter at all. And if she isn’t Julie, what is it that she wants? “So much about this novel is fresh and insightful and decidedly not like every other thriller . . . Good as Gone ranks as an outstanding debut, well worth reading. This is no mere Gone Girl wannabe.” —Dallas Morning News

The China Horizon

The China Horizon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Weiwei Zhang
Editor: World Scientific
ISBN: 1938134753
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This is a book of China's own political narrative written by one of China's leading and best-known thinkers. It is the last part of the author's "China Trilogy", which is a best-seller in China, with over one million copies sold. The book in itself is a centerpiece of the unfolding debate within China on the nature and future of the country and how it compares with the West. It addresses a hugely important issue of the day, i.e., in what way China is overtaking or may overtake the United States as the world's preeminent power. The author provides an original and thought-provoking study on how China has managed, through its own development model, to catch up and even surpass, to various extents, the United States, in terms of gross GDP, net household assets and social protection. The book elaborates on how China has engaged itself in reshaping its institutions to ensure its smooth rise, drawing on the strengths of its own traditions, socialist legacies and elements from the West. It analyzes the weakness of the Western political institutions and discusses how China has developed its own institutional edge over the West. The author argues that as a civilizational state, China has evolved a logic of its own for development and its own political discourse which questions seriously many Western assumptions about democracy, good governance and universal values. The book recaptures the essence of China's past glory and discusses the horizon of the Chinese dream as well as how China should meet the various challenges ahead. It offers a unique and original perspective on the future of this coming superpower. Like The China Wave, this book is both discerning and provocative, and serves as a required reading for everyone concerned with the rise of China and its global implications. Contents:From Catching-Up to SurpassingFrom Myth to TruthBeyond the Western InstitutionsA New Political DiscourseGlory and Dream of a Civilizational StateConclusion: The Logic of a Civilizational State Readership: Researchers, policy-makers, general readers interested in the rise of China, its model of development and its global impact.

The Death of a President

The Death of a President Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Manchester
Editor: Little, Brown
ISBN: 031637072X
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William Manchester's epic and definitive account of President John F. Kennedy's assassination--now restored to print in a new paperback edition. As the world still reeled from the tragic and historic events of November 22, 1963, William Manchester set out, at the request of the Kennedy family, to create a detailed, authoritative record of the days immediately preceding and following President John F. Kennedy's death. Through hundreds of interviews, abundant travel and firsthand observation, and with unique access to the proceedings of the Warren Commission, Manchester conducted an exhaustive historical investigation, accumulating forty-five volumes of documents, exhibits, and transcribed tapes. His ultimate objective -- to set down as a whole the national and personal tragedy that was JFK's assassination -- is brilliantly achieved in this galvanizing narrative, a book universally acclaimed as a landmark work of modern history.

A World Lit Only by Fire

A World Lit Only by Fire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Manchester
Editor: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 0316082791
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A "lively and engaging" history of the Middle Ages (Dallas Morning News) from the acclaimed historian William Manchester, author of The Last Lion. From tales of chivalrous knights to the barbarity of trial by ordeal, no era has been a greater source of awe, horror, and wonder than the Middle Ages. In handsomely crafted prose, and with the grace and authority of his extraordinary gift for narrative history, William Manchester leads us from a civilization tottering on the brink of collapse to the grandeur of its rebirth: the dense explosion of energy that spawned some of history's greatest poets, philosophers, painters, adventurers, and reformers, as well as some of its most spectacular villains. "Manchester provides easy access to a fascinating age when our modern mentality was just being born." --Chicago Tribune

Running to Glory

Running to Glory Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sam McManis
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493041533
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The runners from Eisenhower High School have every justification to fail. They’re from low income families, many of whom are migrant workers. With little time to devote to their passion, they give everything they have to their quest for the Washington State High School Cross Country Championship. Running to Glory is a celebration of grit, perseverance, and the American Dream. It follows the cross country team from Eisenhower High in Yakima, Washington, through a tumultuous and challenging season with excitement, suspense and pathos. Despite enormous economic disadvantages, the Eisenhower runners compete with affluent schools in the Seattle-Tacoma area, where parent involvement is strong and funds are readily available. Their coach Phil English knows how his runners feel. He grew up poor in rural Ireland in the 1960s during The Troubles and emigrated to the U.S. for a college track scholarship. Over 37 years coaching in Yakima, Coach English won 11 state titles, and sent more than 100 kids to college with scholarships for running. Author Sam McManis crafts a compelling narrative, which follows the team from summer workouts in the blistering sun to the state championship meet in the bitter cold. Readers will discover how these young men and women overcome their environment or succumb to it—on the course and in the classroom.

The Glory of the Trenches

The Glory of the Trenches Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Coningsby Dawson
Editor: Good Press
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"The Glory of the Trenches" by Coningsby Dawson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Glory and the Lightning

Glory and the Lightning Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Taylor Caldwell
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504042948
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New York Times Bestseller: A breathtaking saga of ancient Greece and one of history’s most influential political couples, Aspasia and Pericles. Born in the Greek city of Miletus, Aspasia was destined for a life of tragedy. Her wealthy father vowed to abandon any female child, so Aspasia was secreted away, educated independently of her family, and raised as a courtesan. She discovered at an early age how to use her powers of intellect as ingeniously as those of the flesh. Ensconced in the Persian harems of Al Taliph, she meets the man who will change her fate: Pericles, the formidable political leader, statesman, ruler of Athens, and Aspasia’s most cherished lover. She becomes his trusted confidante, his equal through scandal, war, and revolt. From the eruption of the Peloponnesian War to violent political and family rivalries to a devastating plague, author Taylor Caldwell plunges the reader into the heart of ancient Athens. In bringing to life the tumultuous love affairs and gripping power struggles of one of history’s most complicated and fascinating women, Glory and the Lightning is thrilling proof that “Caldwell never falters when it comes to storytelling” (Publishers Weekly). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Taylor Caldwell including rare images from the author’s estate.

The Dream and The Glory

The Dream and The Glory Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barbara Cartland
Editor: Barbara Cartland Ebooks Ltd
ISBN: 178867071X
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Staying at the British Ambassador’s exquisite Bay of Naples Villa, beautiful young Cordelia and her brother David, the Earl of Hunstanton, are far from the Berkshire estate that is their home.But since the death of their parents there has been nothing to stop David realising his dream – to go to Malta and become a Knight of St. John. Except, that is, the money to finance a ship to take him there.So when, out of the blue, a handsome, English buccaneer appears, who turns out to be none other than their cousin, Mark Stanton, he seems Heaven-sent. As Captain of a ship en route to Malta, he is in position to offer them passage to the island.To their chagrin, however, he attempts to dissuade David from his Pilgrimage and Cordelia from her notion of joining a Convent.But, when the siblings resist his appeals and press ahead, Mark vows to protect them both from the perils not only of David’s Maltese Crusade but also of the Napoleonic War, Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean and the scheming snobbery of Neapolitan Society. Valiant Mark saves Cordelia from the lecherous clutches of the Duca di Belina and from the terrors or war against the French, but he cannot protect David from a noble death in battle protecting Malta, nor his own heart from falling hopelessly in love.

Aba, the Glory and the Torment

Aba, the Glory and the Torment Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ruth Velikovsky Sharon
Editor: Paradigma Ltd
ISBN: 1906833206
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The daughter of Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky, one of the greatest scientists of modern times, gives a very personal account of this special man: his family background, his eventful life, his personality, his extraordinary fate, and his scientific work.

The Dream of a Democratic Culture

The Dream of a Democratic Culture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: T. Lacy
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137042621
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This book presents a moderately revisionist history of the great books idea anchored in the following movements and struggles: fighting anti-intellectualism, advocating for the liberal arts, distributing cultural capital, and promoting a public philosophy, anchored in mid-century liberalism, that fostered a shared civic culture.

The Glory of the Invisible God

The Glory of the Invisible God Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrei Orlov
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 056769268X
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Andrei Orlov examines early Christological developments in the light of rabbinic references to the “two powers” in heaven, tracing the impact of this concept through both canonical and non-canonical material. Orlov begins by looking at imagery of the “two powers” in early Jewish literature, in particular the book of Daniel, and in pseudepigraphical writings. He then traces the concept through rabbinic literature and applies this directly to understanding of Christological debates. Orlov finally carries out a close examination of the “two powers” traditions in Christian literature, in particular accounts of the Transfiguration and the Baptism of Jesus. Including a comprehensive bibliography listing texts and translations, and secondary literature, this volume is a key resource in researching the development of Christology.

The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth

The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Gravil,Daniel Robinson
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019101964X
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The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth deploys its forty-eight original essays, by an international team of scholar-critics, to present a stimulating account of Wordsworth's life and achievement and to map new directions in criticism. Nineteen essays explore the highlights of a long career systematically, giving special prominence to the lyric Wordsworth of Lyrical Ballads and the Poems in Two Volumes and to the blank verse poet of 'The Recluse'. Most of the other essays return to the poetry while exploring other dimensions of the life and work of the major Romantic poet. The result is a dialogic exploration of many major texts and problems in Wordsworth scholarship. This uniquely comprehensive handbook is structured so as to present, in turn, Wordsworth's life, career, and networks; aspects of the major lyrical and narrative poetry; components of 'The Recluse'; his poetical inheritance and his transformation of poetics; the variety of intellectual influences upon his work, from classical republican thought to modern science; his shaping of modern culture in such fields as gender, landscape, psychology, ethics, politics, religion and ecology; and his 19th- and 20th-century reception-most importantly by poets, but also in modern criticism and scholarship.

The 1960s Cultural Revolution: A Reference Guide, 2nd Edition

The 1960s Cultural Revolution: A Reference Guide, 2nd Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John C. McWilliams
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440863644
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The 1960s Cultural Revolution is a highly readable and valuable resource revisiting personalities and events that sparked the cultural revolutions that have become synonymous with the 1960s. The 1960s Cultural Revolution: A Reference Guide is an engagingly written book that considers the forces that shaped the 1960s and made it the unique era that it was. An introductory historical overview provides context and puts the decade in perspective. With a focus on social and cultural history, subsequent chapters focus on the New Left, the antiwar movement, the counterculture, and 1968, a year that stands alone in American history. The book also includes a wealth of reference material, a comprehensive timeline of events, biographical profiles of key players, primary documents that enhance the significance of the social, political, and cultural climate, a glossary of key terms, and a carefully selected annotated bibliography of print and nonprint sources for further study. Offers an accessible overview of the 1960s cultural revolution that uniquely brings together narrative, biographies, primary source materials, and analysis Shares a new perspective on an era that is part of the core curriculum of U.S. history Provides context essential to appreciating the interests, ideas, and individuals responsible for shaping the cultural revolution of the 1960s Acts as a research guide for high school and undergraduate students Includes an annotated bibliography of print and online primary and secondary sources to encourage further study

The Glory and the Shame

The Glory and the Shame Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Harry Bowling
Editor: Headline
ISBN: 0755391411
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Secrets from one harrowing night during the war expose both glory... and shame. The Glory and the Shame, by much-loved author Harry Bowling, is a heart-warming and gripping story of a community in its finest and yet darkest hour, in which most, but not all, behave heroically. Perfect for fans of Pam Evans and Annie Murray. On the night of Saturday 10th May 1941, amidst the horror of the devastation caused by enemy bombers, Joe Carey and Charlie Duggan risked their lives to save people trapped in an air-raid shelter. Despite their efforts, six men and women died. It's now 1947 and the inhabitants of Totterdown Street are trying to rebuild their lives. The post-war years are proving to be difficult and, already faced with a violent factory strike, the close-knit inhabitants of the street must also cope with news which not only exposes the glory of the past but the shame as well. What readers are saying about The Glory and the Shame: 'I found reading this book engrossing, as with all Harry Bowling books. I would recommend it to anyone who likes being taken back in time' 'I couldn't put this book down - five stars'

Show Us Your Glory

Show Us Your Glory Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Henderson
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 0768453607
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When you touch the divine glory realm, you will never be satisfied with anything less! In this powerful prophetic message, bestselling author Robert Henderson extends an invitation to all believers who long to experience God in a deeper, more powerful way: You can encounter God’s glory! Based on Moses’ encounter with God in Exodus Chapter 33, Robert provides a biblical blueprint for experiencing new realms of God’s glory in our daily lives. In this groundbreaking work, you will… Receive a greater vision of God’s glory. Discover the 5 revelations of God’s glory from Exodus 33. Discern the difference between manifestations of God’s presence and His glory. Pray bold “glory prayers” like Moses. Become the “dominion of God:” a person fully indwelt and inhabited by His glory. In the presence of God, we learn how to ascend into the next dimension of God: His glory realm—where the miraculous happens!

Life in the Glory of Its Radiating Manifestations

Life in the Glory of Its Radiating Manifestations Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400916027
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Life in the Glory of Its Radiating Manifestations by Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka Summary

Western thought is surging, on the rebound from centuries of a merely background interest. Life is presenting crucial challenges to the human mind in science, technology, culture and social existence; challenges which reach the core of existence, human destiny, and the very meaningfulness - the human significance of life itself. The compartementalized sciences fall short of responding to this challenge, and present day philosophy by and large renounced its vocation of carrying the torch of reason. In this post-modern darkness, the Phenomenology of Life and of the Human Condition excavate and bring to light the Logos of Life in its entire harmonizing interplay. In the present collection, which continues the long and winding itinerary of our previous probings, we first uncover the new field of the ontopoiesis of life by means of the self-individualisation of life, the key to its labyrinth (Tymieniecka). A network of the ontopoietic itineraries manifest life in its innumerable perspectives: the constructive scanning (chronos and Kairos) are treated specifically by Eva Syristova, M. Bielawka, F. Bosio, and M.A. Cecilia. Individualising dynamisms of passions and the tying of the communal order by G. Bucher, R. Sweeney, A. Polis, A. Zvie Bar-On and others. The life-struggle for the light of the spirit by L. Sundararajan, I.R. Owen etc. The deep springs of mundaneity in human existence (moral sense, empathy, communication) by A. Luse, A. Ales Bello, J. Cibulka, J. Sivak, etc. The life of the spirit (historicity) by M. Sancipriano, M. Cekic, H. Rodríguez Piñeiro, S. Rinofner-Kreidl and others.

The Glory of Arthur

The Glory of Arthur Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeffrey John Dixon
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476616094
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Starting with William Blake’s lost painting The Ancient Britons, this book shows how the visionary artist and poet reworked the Matter of Britain—the corpus of legends presenting an alternative history of Britain—into his own mythology. He thus adds to a tradition of Arthurian epic begun by Layamon in the 13th century and continued by Edmund Spenser in the 16th, in which a Romano-Celtic warlord becomes an icon of the English imagination. This book shows how Britain became the promised land of a pagan goddess where mythical events are as important as those of history, and how the figure of Arthur is transformed into a British Messiah whose Christian realm is in continuous interaction with the Otherworld of Faerie, an imagined place between the spiritual and the earthly. Arthur as perceived through Blake’s vision is the earthly embodiment of the fallen Albion; this exploration of the mythic underpinnings of the English sense of nationhood reveals an imaginative consciousness that links us to “human existence itself.”

The Glory of God Revealed

The Glory of God Revealed Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Donna Rigney
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 076846126X
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The Glory of God Revealed As you read The Glory of God Revealed, you will be amazed at the wonderful things Donna Rigney saw and learned on her many spiritual encounters with Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit. Her vivid, detailed accounts of a special golden mountain in Heaven, and all that glorious mountain holds for God’s children who hunger for His glory, will inspire you to become an avid glory seeker. Through her book, you will learn how you, too, can access the glory in your life. What is the Glory of God? Father explained: “You cannot separate My glory from Me or from who I am. My glory is My essence, My fragrance, My nature and My being. Just as your humanity cannot be separated from you - that is who you are - human; in the same way, My glory cannot be separated from Me. Wherever I am, that is where My glory is.” "The days ahead will be marked by My glory. Being flooded with My glory will become commonplace and expected by all. A new addiction will overtake My children – an avarice addiction to My glory! In the days ahead, you will see many transformed from Saul, the persecutor of My people, to Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles. Many will leave their ignorance and embrace the wisdom, knowledge and glory of My kingdom."