Book Title : Benjamin Franklin in American Thought and Culture 1790 1990

benjamin franklin in american thought and culture 1790 1990

Release Date : 1994
ISBN Code : 0871692112
Book Author : Nian-Sheng Huang
Book Publisher : American Philosophical Society
Total Pages : 270

Book Summary :

An exploration of Benjamin Franklin's diverse legacies in American life from 1790, the year of his death, to 1990. This book also focuses on the intricate relations between the functions of images & perceptions in society on the one hand & the changing social & cultural conditons that have constantly affected the alterations of those images & perceptions on the other. Includes a Selected Bibliography. Illus.

Book Title : Winston Churchill Myth and Reality

winston churchill myth and reality

Release Date : 2017-04-03
ISBN Code : 9781476628783
Book Author : Richard M. Langworth
Book Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

Winston Churchill, indispensable when liberty was in peril, died in 1965. Yet he is still accused of numerous sins, from alcoholism and racism to misogyny and warmongering. On the Internet, he simmers in a stew of imagined misdeeds—using poison gas, firebombing Dresden, causing the Bengal famine, and so on. Drawing on the author’s fifty years of research and writing on Churchill, this book uncovers scores of myths surrounding him—the popular and the obscure—to reveal what he really said and did about many issues. Churchill had two personas—one that thought deeply about the nature of humanity, and one that helped solve seemingly intractable problems. In his many decades in public life, he made mistakes, but his faults were well eclipsed by his virtues.

Book Title : Winston Churchill

winston churchill

Release Date : 2009-03-03
ISBN Code : 9781101014745
Book Author : Christopher Catherwood
Book Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 352

Book Summary :

He was a legendary man of strength-but no man is without his weaknesses. Revered for his strength of character when Britain stood alone against Nazi Germany, Winston Churchill is painted as one of World War II's most heroic figures-a characterization that overshadows his faults, which have had their own devastating legacy. This book examines the decisions and policies of Churchill between June 1940 and December 1941 that actually hindered the Allied cause, extended the conflict, and even destabilized several regions that remain in chaos to this day. With profound insight into Churchill's early colonial experiences as well as his first tenure as First Lord of the Admiralty, Christopher Catherwood offers an honest appraisal of Churchill's strategies in a unique and fascinating perspective that separates the myth from the man.

Book Title : Seize the Daylight

seize the daylight

Release Date : 2009-04-28
ISBN Code : 9780786736959
Book Author : David Prerau
Book Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 304

Book Summary :

Benjamin Franklin conceived of it. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle endorsed it. Winston Churchill campaigned for it. Kaiser Wilhelm first employed it. Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt went to war with it, and more recently the United States fought an energy crisis with it. For several months every year, for better or worse, daylight savings time affects vast numbers of people throughout the world. And from Ben Franklin's era to today, its story has been an intriguing and sometimes bizarre amalgam of colorful personalities and serious technical issues, purported costs and perceived benefits, conflicts between interest groups and government policy makers. Daylight savings time impacts diverse and unexpected areas, including agricultural practices, street crime, the reporting of sports scores, traffic accidents, the inheritance rights of twins, and voter turnout.

Book Title : How To Be Great

how to be great

Release Date : 2016-01-27
ISBN Code : 9781863958004
Book Author : James Adonis
Book Publisher : Nero
Total Pages : 304

Book Summary :

What can we learn from the great leaders of the past? In this unique and engaging volume, James Adonis, one of Australia’s best-known leadership educators, shows how we can apply the lessons of history to the challenges of the present. Drawing on examples from Walt Disney to Joan of Arc, Adonis explores the many different aspects of good leadership, illustrating how history’s most successful leaders have used particular leadership styles to their advantage, and explaining how we can use those same techniques in the modern workplace. The key to good leadership? Adaptability. Certain situations may require Benjamin Franklin’s pragmatism, Dorothea Dix’s dynamism, or something altogether different – the most important lesson is that the very best leaders are able to adjust their style to suit any given situation. Covering more than fifty historical leaders, ranging from Julius Caesar and Eleanor Roosevelt to less familiar figures such as suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, US President James Madison and environmental activist Wangari Maathai, How To Be Great is an entertaining and insightful leadership book with a difference.

Book Title : Surviving America

surviving america

Release Date : 2012-07-24
ISBN Code : 1477142800
Book Author : Larry Charles Peterson
Book Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages : 234

Book Summary :

Surviving America is a true story, an autobiography, of Larry Charles Peterson. Through the years Larry has had the hard luck experiencing bad things right during a time when America was experiencing similar hard luck. A professional victim of sorts, Mr. Peterson tells how he dealt with each situation. It's a good entertaining, honest read.

Book Title : I m Just Saying

i m just saying

Release Date : 2010-11
ISBN Code : 9781608448104
Book Author : Ronald L. Clark
Book Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
Total Pages : 248

Book Summary :

The contents of this book are a compilation of short commentaries about politics and life in general. These commentaries are presented in chronological order, beginning with the latest (August 2010), and ending with the earliest (June 2008). The objective of the commentaries is to foster a new awareness for the reader by being exposed to new and different ways of looking at and understanding some of the things that affect us all everyday. At the very least, the views, opinions and ideas presented herein should be a refreshing departure from the fare offered by the mass media and their established "talking heads and columnists." It is the opinion of the author that the mass media commentary we all are subjected to on a daily basis is not necessarily relevant to the large majority of citizens because they are made by those who rarely share the same stress of living that most of us do in our everyday lives. So, it is the sincere aspiration of the author that a new awareness and perspective about politics and life in general will result upon reading these humble offerings. Ronald L Clark was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and is the father of four children. Most of his professional years have been involved in design engineering for the United States Navy. He is the holder of a number of patents and was the Science and Technology leader at the Naval Air Warfare Center that featured a technical career that highlights system engineering as the most rewarding of his technical endeavors. He is an avid sailor and still enjoys hitting the links when the sun is shining brightly.

Book Title : How to Help Students With Ad Hd Succeed In School and in Life

how to help students with ad hd succeed in school and in life

Release Date : 2001-11-01
ISBN Code : 9780595205530
Book Author : Linda L. Ramer
Book Publisher : iUniverse
Total Pages : 264

Book Summary :

Linda L. Ramer has worked with children with AD/HD, day in and day out, for over ten years. In this book, she explains why students, parents, and educators must all work together for children with AD/HD to succeed. Then she tells you how, using stories about her students to illustrate and explain. You will learn: The “ABC’s” of AD/HD  How AD/HD is recognized, diagnosed, and treated  Different forms and coexisting conditions  The “Hidden Treasures” (positive aspects) of AD/HD Linda’s program: goals and details  Building self-esteem. What students learn about AD/HD.  Empowerment. How students learn to control behavior and advocate with teachers for classroom accommodations—without making excuses for their shortcomings.  Academic success. How students learn study skills, organizational skills, time-management skills, and skills to structure their environment.  Improving citizenship and social success. Especially for parents  Working effectively with teachers  Understanding your rights  Providing structure to help children organize their time, space, and behavior  Avoiding pitfalls and coping with problems Especially for teachers  Gaining parents’ trust and working positively with them  Handling academic and behavioral problems  Nine common problem areas and accommodations that help children overcome them How to start an AD/HD program in your own school

Book Title : The Real Origin of Man

the real origin of man

Release Date : 2013-05-31
ISBN Code : 9781475992540
Book Author : Gary Thomas
Book Publisher : iUniverse
Total Pages : 102

Book Summary :

The Real Origin of Man shows how all "legends and myths" tell the real story of Mans beginnings. The Bible, Sumerian Texts, Hopi Indians and Edgar Cayce all claim we were formed by a spirit race. The Bible codes much of the information but the author shows the proper translation of Biblical stories and how they verify Mans beginnings. The book also covers Atlantis and their advanced culture ( much like ours today ) and how the survivors of the Great (Noahs) Flood escaped to Egypt and created the Pyramids and an advanced society. From there it covers the hidden life of Jesus ( ages 12 to 30 ) and names his teachers and subjects studied. The book explores the Freemasons and their "secret society" that still rules the world today!! Finally, the book explains how World War Two was actually a battle between Atlantean bloodlines. Packed with information, you will be able to delve into all of these areas and much more that is covered in this book. Forget what you learned in school, you are about to read the Real Origin of Man and who really runs the world today.

Book Title : The Gift of Age

the gift of age

Release Date : 2011-04-01
ISBN Code : 9781936863068
Book Author : Richard Lederer
Book Publisher : Marion Street Press
Total Pages : 168

Book Summary :

A blend of touching stories, fascinating facts, and rollicking humor is presented in this entertaining look at the jaunt towards senior citizenship. Guaranteed to stir souls, stimulate minds, and tickle funny bones, the chapters include Why It's Great to Be Chronologically Endowed, Grandkids Say the Darnedest Things, The Lighter Side of Aging, and Jest for the Health of It. Advice on enjoying one's golden years is featured, from how to accumulate happiness and social wisdom to the delights of retirement. With puns, jokes, riddles, and puzzles illuminating important aspects on the aging process, this uproarious guide also lists outstanding achievements by "chronologically gifted" leaders, artists, writers, and athletes.

Book Title : A Passion For Life

a passion for life

Release Date : 2010-02-11
ISBN Code : 9780470675564
Book Author : The Power Within
Book Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 240

Book Summary :

Open up to the possibility of a LIFE OF PASSION! From the Introduction "There exists a quality of character within the men and women of high achievement that separates them from the masses. This quality can infuse us with an enthusiam that deters fatique, a courage that emboldens our spirit, and a joyous sense of advanture for the life we have been blessed to lead. With this quality of character, we have the internal fortitude to build kingdoms; without it, we are hostage to our fears and weaknesses. It is the defining quality that separates the good...from the very best. This passion." A PASSION FOR LIFE is the ultimate blueprint for every man and woman who seeks a higher quality of life. You will discover the timeless principles that have shaped the lives of successful and fulfilled people—high achievers. You will learn to: Set powerful GOALS Master your EMOTIONS Nurture key RELATIONSHIPS Unlock the secrets of WEALTH CREATION Enjoy greater LIFE BALANCE Make a DIFFERENCE in people's lives You deserve an exceptional life. Master these principles—and passion will shape your destiny!

Book Title : A Parent s Guide to Crystals

a parent s guide to crystals

Release Date : 2012-11-13
ISBN Code : 9781583945209
Book Author : Group of 5
Book Publisher : North Atlantic Books
Total Pages : 212

Book Summary :

Illustrated by lively full-color photographs throughout, A Parent's Guide to Crystals addresses the diverse physical and emotional spiritual needs of children during major developmental stages and events. From sections on crystal remedies for common physical complaints such as colic, teething, and tummy aches to recommendations for gemstones that support social skills, academic prowess, and self-assertiveness, this book is designed to be helpful to parents who wish to offer their children gentle holistic alternatives to conventional approaches. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Book Title : Is That My Child

is that my child

Release Date : 2011-12-31
ISBN Code : 9781448131099
Book Author : Robin Pauc
Book Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 224

Book Summary :

At least one child in five experiences some form of learning difficulty, but: * Learning difficulties as we understand them DO NOT exist * They are not diseases just symptoms * These symptoms never appear alone * They are treatable and avoidable Dr Robin Pauc, an expert in child neurology, approaches learning difficulties, including Dyslexia, ADD, OCD, ADHD, Dyspraxia and Tourette's syndrome of childhood, from a truly ground-breaking perspective. All human babies are born prematurely and develop special new brain cells four months after birth. Every human's developement in the womb and particularly in these early stages of life can, therefore, be affected by devlepement delay, which can blight childhood and marginalize a child at school. Since our brains continue to grow, however, the symptoms can also be treated. Is That My Child? Explains the backround to human developmental delay and contains: * Advice on how to get the best assessment for your child and an explanation of what the examination must include * The effects - good and bad - of certain foods on the brain * Excercises and computer programs that you can use to expand your child's neural function * Case histories of children on whom this plan has worked In the single biggest breakthorough in the history of learning difficulties, Is That My Child? explains the cause of Development Delay Syndromes, uses simple, easy-to-follow tips to show you how to greatly reduce the risk of your child suffering, and gives advice on what can be done to treat those children that do.

Book Title : No Laughing Matter

no laughing matter

Release Date : 2012-10-18
ISBN Code : 9781610488624
Book Author : Robert Palestini
Book Publisher : R&L Education
Total Pages : 178

Book Summary :

Educators are not alone in perennially seeking the best leadership practices and applying them to their own leadership behavior. What constitutes effective leadership seems to be on the minds of people everywhere. Recently, there has been some seminal work done with regard to the role of humor in leadership effectiveness. Several contemporary empirical studies corroborate some earlier research that closely linked effective leadership to whether the leader possesses a well-developed sense of humor. In light of this connection between possessing a keen sense of humor and leadership effectiveness, this book profiles the leadership behavior of ten proven leaders from many walks of life whose leadership style included a highly developed sense of humor. The idea, of course, would be to look at the overall leadership behavior of these individuals, but focus especially on their symbolic frame leadership behavior in the form of humor, to determine how their behavior can inform our own particular leadership style.

Book Title : I Heart Parenting

i heart parenting

Release Date : 2012-10-18
ISBN Code : 9781621899556
Book Author : H. Wallace Webster
Book Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages : 198

Book Summary :

If you have ever looked into the eyes of a parent who is heartbroken over a wayward child, then you have seen one of the worst types of pain imaginable. When the parent comes to that point, there is little you can do. As a pastor, I have seen that look in far too many parents' eyes. I have prayed with them, cried with them, and listened to them as they shared their pain. This book is written to help keep parents from ever having to endure that pain. If you can capture the hearts of your children early, it can prevent them from breaking your heart later! That battle is worth waging, and it can be won! Learn how to win the hearts of your kids to the Lord so that He may use them for His glory . . . and your joy.

Book Title : Movies Made for Television

movies made for television

Release Date : 2010-10-11
ISBN Code : 0810876590
Book Author : Alvin H. Marill
Book Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Total Pages : 192

Book Summary :

In 2005, Scarecrow published Movies Made for Television, 1964-2004, a five-volume reference set commemorating 40 years of every made for TV film since See How They Run debuted in 1964. These books provided a comprehensive listing of every television film and mini-series, detailing each film's original network, airdate, and length of broadcast. In this latest volume, Marill adds another five years of television films, providing information for an additional 400 works produced between 2005 and 2009. Along with a brief summary, entries also include extensive production credits (director, writer, producer, composer, director of photography, and editor) and a complete cast and character listing. With a chronology of the films, an appendix of movies adapted from other sources, and separate indexes for actors and directors, Movies Made for Television, 2005-2009 is a welcome addition to a resource highly regarded by scholars and historians of television and popular culture.

Book Title : The Shepherd s Song

the shepherd s song

Release Date : 2010-06-15
ISBN Code : 1451604882
Book Author : Dr. Lynn Anderson
Book Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 232

Book Summary :

Tune your ear to the shepherd's song, and let its powerful melody bring you back into harmony with God. Your life is going well—you are winning the battles of faith and enjoying your relationships with people and with God. Suddenly, you stumble. Things go wrong—you lose your job; your marriage crumbles; or a loved one dies. Through prayer and perseverance, you recover and regain your strength; but disaster strikes again—unexpected temptation shakes your faith—and you find yourself searching for answers. Suddenly, you hear a friendly, calm voice singing a song of strength and renewal. A handsome man from the past appears; he extends a hand of hope and lifts you to your feet. He introduces himself as David, the shepherd. He begins to sing a beautiful song—the song of his life, his struggles and victories—and the melody of his life amazingly resembles your own. Accept his invitation and discover how the most thrilling and adventurous life in Scripture holds valuable meaning for your own life of faith. Anderson's extensive research and travels throughout the Holy Lands eminently qualify him to lead you on this journey of faith. At times, you will visualize David's adventures so clearly you will feel as though you are there. Other times, your view of the shepherd turned king will be eclipsed by the reflection of yourself. But at all times, you will hear the song—the shepherd's song—and it will give hope and meaning to your own life's song.