From Humble Beginnings to Realizing a Dream

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Author: Letshego Tau

Publisher: Partridge Africa

ISBN: 1482806398

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 98

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The birth of this book came as an indication that passion is greater than security. it also focuses readers to never think small of themselves. The book starts with the real life story of the author who came from a family of three (3) that being the author himself, his brother and a single mother. It also focuses on other stories of people and provides life motivational quotes. Life was never easy for this family, the mother had to make means by working hard most of her life to support her family. The absence of the father figure never played a role in the upbringing of the two boys who took advantage to change their lives for the better, through education that was presented to them by their single mother's tiny savings. If you believe it can be done wake up and do it yourself, thats the story line of this book.

Your Success Lies in What Drives You

The Power of the Driving Force in You

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Author: Letshego Tau

Publisher: Partridge Africa

ISBN: 1482862069

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 106

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This book focuses readers on the importance of self-worth, determination, and the drive to follow your hearts desires. Unleashing of incredible power from within and what you can build up today that can leave a legacy of your name for generations and generations to know that you ever existed. The author shares important keys to a powerful life and living the dream that matters the most.

Realizing the Civil Rights Dream: Diagnosing and Treating American Racism

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Author: Kenneth B. Bedell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440853762

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 3365

This book explains why America can realize the civil rights dream in the 21st century—if U.S. citizens take actions as individuals as well as work together for equality. • Asks—and answers—the troubling question: Why have the civil rights hopes of the 1960s not yet been realized? • Demonstrates the relationship between what happens in everyday life and racism's persistence • Provides insightful historical context for racism as it exists the 21st century • Presents a framework for understanding how social forces preserve racism • Offers a refreshingly optimistic perspective that racism can be overcome

The American Dream

A Cultural History

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Author: Lawrence R. Samuel

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815610076

Category: HISTORY

Page: 241

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There is no better way to understand America than by understanding the cultural history of the American Dream. Rather than just a powerful philosophy or ideology, the Dream is thoroughly woven into the fabric of everyday life, playing a vital role in who we are, what we do, and why we do it. No other idea or mythology has as much influence on our individual and collective lives. Tracing the history of the phrase in popular culture, Samuel gives readers a field guide to the evolution of our national identity over the last eighty years.Samuel tells the story chronologically, revealing that there have been six major eras of the mythology since the phrase was coined in 1931. Relying mainly on period magazines and newspapers as his primary source material, the author demonstrates that journalists serving on the front lines of the scene represent our most valuable resource to recover unfiltered stories of the Dream. The problem, Samuel reveals, is that it does not exist; the Dream is just that, a product of our imagination. That it is not real ultimately turns out to be the most significant finding and what makes the story most compelling.

Walking Up Lombard

- my long journey home -

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Author: Reg L. Carver

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 147722825X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Known as the "crookedest street" in the United States, San Francisco's Lombard Street is a metaphor for Reg L. Carver's life journey. From humble beginnings, to dreams realized but unfulfilling, his constant was a lifelong battle with anxiety and depression. Carver endured virtually every psychiatric treatment offered in hopes of improving. Ultimately, however, he fell hard and fell far - losing his career, his friendships, and his way - almost everything he held dear. Walking Up Lombard is the true story of one man's struggles to endure debilitating conditions. But more than that, it is a love story, one of a very special relationship between husband and wife. It's the story of undying love, of unwavering support, and one couple's struggle and victory against seemingly insurmountable odds. It's a story of acceptance and the freedom to be yourself.

From Humble Beginnings

Songs of a Native Son

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Author: William Frank Andrews

Publisher: Chronic Discontent Books

ISBN: 0976705613

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Angel from Vietnam: A memoir of growing up, the Vietnam War, a daughter, and healing…

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Author: Jim Stewart

Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 1629072222

Category: Drama

Page: 250

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"In 1970, after four years in Vietnam, Jim Stewart left behind his daughter, Phuong. It is estimated that fifty thousand Amerasians were left behind when America pulled out of the country for good in 1973. Jim carried this with him for years after the war. Join him on his journey through personal tragedy as a young boy in Maryland, his often humorous adventures in the Army, and the serious events that took place during his years in Vietnam and afterwards. Often humorous, with a wide array of memorable characters in his life, this is a story that will bring a smile to your face, a tear to your eye, and leave you with a sense of spiritual healing. All from The Angel from Vietnam."

Deceptive Innocence, Part One

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Author: Kyra Davis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476756287

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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Part 1 of Deceptive Innocence—the first book in the sensual, thrilling Pure Sin trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Kyra Davis (Just One Night). A beautiful young woman is out for revenge—only to find the man she’s targeting has secrets as dangerous as her own, and a passion she cannot resist. Ever since her mother died while serving time for a murder she didn’t commit, Bell’s been focused on one thing: revenge. She knows her mother was set up by the head of the powerful Gable family, international bankers who will crush anyone for profit, or amusement. Now she’s determined to take the Gables down—from the inside. Seducing her way into the life—and bed—of the family’s rebellious youngest son, Lander, she figures it should be easy to uncover the secrets she needs to destroy his family. But Lander turns out to be much more complicated than Bell ever could have imagined. He’s enticing, intelligent, mysterious—and their sexual chemistry is off the charts. Lander is still the target, but once Bell gives in to her desire to touch him, he starts seeming much less like an enemy… Which is why her anger is more necessary than ever: Memories of her mother must help fuel her quest for justice to the very end.

Economic Secrets of the New Retirement EnvironmentTM

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Author: DaRayl D. Davis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469100754

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

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If Americans think the money theyve been able to salvage from the retirement savings meltdown caused by the recent financial crisis is theres to keep, theyd better think again! Economic Secrets of the New Retirement Environment exposes how our broken financial system will affect everyones retirement, whether you are already in retirement, nearing retirement or more than a decade or two away. Once the secrets have been revealed, you will be shown the best ways to build, protect and fully enjoy your wealth as well as how to pass your hard-earned assets to your heirs with minimum erosion and taxation.

If You Don't Stand Up For What You Believe In, You Will Fall For Anything

City of Tampa Florida Vs Marion S. Lewis

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Author: Marion S. Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781633388178

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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This book is about a true story that details a long journey to correct an injustice. The story depicts a young man that came from humble beginnings who realized his dream of becoming a policeman in his hometown and worked tirelessly to create a trusting atmosphere between the police and the black community. Suddenly, the city ousted him from his police job that he held most of his adult life. And the sole reason for the city's action is because he qualified to run for the office of mayor. This injustice traveled all the way to the Supreme Court of Florida with an outcome that changed the political landscape for law enforcement officers in Florida who wanted to seek political office.

Are You Living Your Dream?

How to Create Wealth and Live the Life You Want

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Author: John Fuhrman

Publisher: Possibility Press

ISBN: 9780938716389

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 1627

Our dreams are our vision of the future. The problem is most people never live their dream. They say "someday" which, unfortunately, becomes a new word called "never"! But it doesn't have to be that way. This reader-friendly book shares what you can do to work toward creating a better future. To begin the process, here are some questions you may want to consider... Would you like to get out of debt and be able to pay cash for everything you want and need? If you're not now living the life you desire, when would you like to start? If you're not yet living in your dream house, when would you like to move in? Would you like to buy a new vehicle of your choice, and pay cash for it? Would you like to spend more time with your family and do more traveling? Would you simply like to get out from under your boss's thumb, and have more control over your life? This exciting book can help you make your dreams come true and life the life you want. It's a down-to-earth manual that can inspire you to make it happen. Remember, you're the only one who can sign the death warrant to your dreams!

Humble Beginnings

Poems of Reality, Pain and Hope

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Author: Marcus Peterson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595310419

Category: Poetry

Page: 52

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"Humble Beginnings" is a true-life depiction of issues that society must deal with. It offers poems of wisdom and knowledge that will help the reader realize you can overcome any obstacle. It is a great blue print for self-motivation.

Madiba: Journey of a Village Boy

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Author: Timothy Unzola

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496980123

Category: Fiction

Page: 70

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A rags-to-riches story telling the incredible journey of Madiba A. Rose, from his humble beginnings as a village boy to becoming a cinematic legend. Madiba rises above many unfavourable life circumstances and challenges to realize his dream, a dream that seemed impossible and unachievable to many but very real and achievable to him.

The Kevin Kevinson Story

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Author: Hill Brothers,Darren Hill

Publisher: Sid Harta Pub

ISBN: 9781877059674

Category: Humor

Page: 384

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The Kevin Kevinson Story is a comic, mock-inspirational tale of one man tortuously overcoming impossibly ridiculous odds to realize a lifelong dream: Kevin Kevinson wants to play rugby for the Wallabies. From humble beginnings as the bastard child of a French/Pakistani whore, born in a run-down boarding house in Kings Cross, Kevin overcomes a series of absurd complications and setbacks to finally end up in the slightly less humbler position as abattoir floor cleaner and Grand Final winning goal kicker for the Wallabies: the Wombat Wallabies. The premise of a dark-skinned, clubfooted, illegitimate adopted son of gay parents (Bruce Kevinson & Kevin Bevan) transplanted to 1960s rural Australia is an amusing one. Kevin's extremely close relationship with a goat also lends itself to further hilarious circumstances.

The Ghosts of Vietnam

A Memoir of Growing Up, Going to War, And Healing

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Author: Jim Stewart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595362826

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Raised in rural northeastern Maryland, Jim Stewart spends his childhood playing baseball, catching frogs in the woods, and learning to play guitar. A personal tragedy strikes the day he graduates from high school. Jim finds the need to leave home and joins the army in February of 1966. After a grueling stint in basic training, Jim is shipped off to Vietnam as a military policeman. He endures mortar shelling, takes part in Operation Cedar Falls, and makes lifelong friends along the way. While stationed at Saigon, he even meets a girl, falls in love, and has a child. After his tour of duty ends, Jim returns to Vietnam determined to be with Mai. When he starts working at the Army Post Exchange in Saigon, Mai gives birth to their daughter. Jim insists they move to America, but Mai refuses. Jim then makes a decision that will haunt him the rest of his life. Rich with detail and brimming with emotion, Jim shares his extraordinary journey through a tumultuous time, revealing his internal struggles as he copes with "The Ghosts of Vietnam."

So What Do YOU Do

Discovering the Genius Next Door with One Simple Question

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Author: Joel Comm

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614488525

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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So What Do You Do? is appealing because it relates to regular people. The goal of So What Do You Do? is to draw out stories from those who don’t think they have a story to tell. It’s Chicken Soup for the Soul, but not only with the goal to inspire but the hope to create action.

A Texas State of Mind

The Texas State University System Story Still Going Strong After 100 Years

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Author: Fernando Chacon Gomez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 336

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To our students, that they know upon whose shoulders they stand; To our faculty, that they may see the lives they have shaped; To our alumni, that they may remember fondly and smile; To our employees and donors, for their many valued contributions; To our host communities, long-time partners in a noble enterprise; To the people of Texas, that they may value their Great Legacy! This book about Texas and its oldest university system is set in communities traversing the State from the Sabine River, to the Piney Woods, to the Hill Country, to the Rio Grande. It is a story of colleges established with a limited mission—to train white teachers—that, in the course of a century, produced a president, world renowned journalists, entertainers, poets, musicians, writers, and alumni representing the ethnic and cultural diversity of Texas. The story is told by some of the best writers in the State and chronicled by one of the most celebrated artistic photographers in the country.

Wicked Success Is Inside Every Woman

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Author: Vickie L. Milazzo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118162699

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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We're all just one step away from achieving what we want andgetting what we deserve out of life. To seize control of her own life and career, Vickie Milazzo,internationally known women's mentor, New York Timesbestselling author, Inc. Top 10 Entrepreneur and self-mademillionaire, was willing to take a whacking from a Buddhist monk,jump out of an airplane and step out of a comfortable job into theunknown. In Wicked Success Is Inside Every Woman, Vickieshares every success secret she used to grow her career into a$16-million business. Vickie shows you how to get real about achieving wicked success.Not witches and flying broomsticks wicked—but exaggeratedwicked. Reading this book, you'll feel like you're sitting with agood friend who inspires you, encourages you and pushes you tothink in a more exaggerated and uncommon way. This is a buck-upbook with a buck-up plan for any woman ready to take back controlof her life and career and unleash the wicked success inside everywoman.

The Paradox of Progress

Can Americans Regain Their Confidence in a Prosperous Future?

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Author: Richard B. McKenzie

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 9720

Challenging the pessimistic idea that their standard of living is declining, the author explains how American workers can prosper in the changing world economy that demands harder work, technological sophistication, and competitiveness. UP.