The Courage to Survive


Author: Dennis J. Kucinich

Publisher: Phoenix Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781597775687

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

View: 5286

The power of courage and faith transform this inspiring political autobiography of presidential candidate Kucinich into a compelling self-help book for those who are searching for the key to achieving their own dreams.

The Courage to Survive and Beyond


Author: Owen Diaz

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477130357

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 2949

Every now and then a book comes along that is not only memorable, but encouraging and energizing. “We only live once, what kind of life will it be?” Everyone is searching for happiness and few are finding it. Owen’s lives the life of faith, hope, love, and fulfillment. His story is an example of a Classic American Dream. This book is packed with amusing personal anecdotes and adventures that bring inspiration to readers.

The courage to survive

the life career of the chronic dialysis patient


Author: Mary Elizabeth O'Brien

Publisher: Saunders


Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 731

Courage to Survive


Author: Aron Abrahamsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781425134037


Page: 304

View: 8471

This true story is about a Norwegian family faced with a decision of whether to leave their home and businesses to escape from the Nazi occupation or wait it out.

Heart of a Patriot

How I Found the Courage to Survive Vietnam, Walter Reed and Karl Rove


Author: Max Cleland

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439141267

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 2495

By the time he had reached middle age, Max Cleland thought he had nothing to live for. Vietnam had left him a triple amputee. He had lost his seat in the U.S. Senate, and in the grip of depression he had lost his fiancée, too. But instead of giving up, Cleland discovered that he has what it takes to survive: the heart of a patriot. Doctors did not give Cleland much hope when he returned from Vietnam, but he overcame his despair through his bonds with other wounded soldiers. Against all odds, he realized his dream of becoming a Senator. But after being smeared as unpatriotic in a reelection campaign, a long-dormant case of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder sent him back to Walter Reed Hospital. Surrounded by the veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, Cleland again found the faith and endurance to regain control of his life. In a gut-wrenching memoir that is free of bitterness but frank about the costs of being a soldier, Max Cleland describes with love the ties America’s soldiers forge with one another, along with the disillusionment many of them experience when they come home. Heart of a Patriot is a story about the joy of serving the country you love, no matter the cost—and how to recover from the deepest wounds of war.

The Courage to Remember

PTSD - From Trauma to Triumph


Author: Lester Tenney

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0990638022

Category: Psychology

Page: 202

View: 6544

How can you free yourself from the oppression of the past and the imprisonment of your mind? In "The Courage To Remember," Les Tenney describes how he personally overcame the despair of Post-Traumatic Stress resulting from torture, starvation, disease, imprisonment and slavery. One of the few remaining survivors of World War II's infamous Bataan Death March in the Philippines, and three-and-a-half years as a Prisoner of War and slave of the Japanese, Tenney writes a gripping firsthand account. More important, this book outlines how he dealt with and overcame the emotional trauma that followed for many years, outlining how he trained his mind to focus on the positive, set realistic goals, use each setback to propel him forward, and be a victim no more. This is an important book which offers hope to others who continue to suffer from trauma.

To End All Wars

A True Story about the Will to Survive and the Courage to Forgive


Author: Ernest Gordon

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310340640

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 2671

Now A Major Motion Picture Starring Robert Carlyle and Kiefer Sutherland ‘Waking from a dream, I suddenly realized where I was: in the Death House–in a prison camp by the River Kwai. I was a prisoner of war, lying among the dead, waiting for the bodies to be carried away so that I might have more room.’ When Ernest Gordon was twenty-four he was captured by the Japanese and forced, with other British prisoners, to build the notorious ‘Railroad of Death’, where nearly 16,000 Prisoners of War gave their life. Faced with the appalling conditions of the prisoners’ camp and the brutality of the captors, he survived to become an inspiring example of the triumph of the human spirit against all odds. To End All Wars is Ernest Gordon’s gripping true story behind both the Academy Award-winning film The Bridge on the River Kwai starring Alec Guinness and the new film To End All Wars directed by David Cunningham.

A Child Called It

One Child's Courage to Survive


Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 1558743669

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 2330

Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother

The Courage to Become

The Virtues of Humanism


Author: Paul Kurtz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275958978

Category: Philosophy

Page: 138

View: 5743

Provides a defence of the humanist alternative to religion, rejecting both religious spirituality and nihilism. This work outlines the basic virtues of the secular humanist outlook, including courage, cognition and moral caring, and includes a philosophy for the individual and the community.

The Courage to Write

How Writers Transcend Fear


Author: Ralph Keyes

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466828099

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 4984

The Courage to Write is an invaluable book and essential reading for anyone who wishes to learn how to write well. Katherine Anne Porter called courage "the first essential" for a writer. "I have to talk myself into bravery with every sentence," agreed Cynthia Ozick, "sometimes every syllable." E. B. White said he admired anyone who "has the guts to write anything at all."An author who has taught writing for more than thirty years, In The Courage to Write, Ralph Keyes, an author who has taught writing for more than thirty years, assures us that anxiety is felt by writers at every level, especially when they dare to do their best. He describes the sequence of "courage points" through which all writers must pass, from the challenge of identifying a worthwhile project to the mixture of pride and panic they feel when examining a newly published book or article. Keyes also offers specifics on how to root out dread of public "performance" and of the judgment of family and friends, make the best use of writers' workshops and conferences, and handle criticism of works in progress. Throughout, he includes the comments of many accomplished writers -- Pat Conroy, Amy Tan, Rita Dove, Isabel Allende, and others -- on how they transcended their own fears to produce great works.

The Courage to Lead

Leadership in the African American Urban Church


Author: James H. Harris

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742502147

Category: Religion

Page: 225

View: 3367

Focusing on pastoral and lay leadership in the African-American church, this books deals with internal and external issues - such as the tendency towards bifurcated mentality and practices, and the social issue of race and affirmative action.

No More Pain

One Girl's Courage to Survive


Author: Kamisha Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781432730062

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 48

View: 6958

Kamisha writes with so much fire and heartfelt drama, and pain.

How Would You Like a Bite of This Fruit?


Author: Rodney Votion

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449745105

Category: Religion

Page: 330

View: 3609

This book is about the explanations we each seek to be provided with that will help us grow and become mature human beings. These are thoughts that lead to profound questioning of why things are the way they are. Peace of mind is the development we all seek to achieve, no matter where we exist.

Ways to Survive, Battles to Win

Iranian Women Exiles in the Netherlands and United States


Author: Halleh Ghorashi

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781590335529

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

View: 9855

Contemporary debates in social sciences are replete with metaphors of displacement such as diaspora, exile, hybridity, and nomadism. Halleh Ghorashi explores the cultural and political implications of such terms and demonstrates how the social and political contexts of the host countries play a crucial role in influencing the experiences of diasporic communities. Focusing on the life stories of Iranian women whose leftist political activism has led them to exile in the West, she offers at once powerful narratives of cultural dislocation and a compelling critique of social theories that privilege ethnicity over social location. Addressing a wide range of theoretical positions and social discourses, Ghorashi shows how a community of women in exile with the same cultural and political background differ markedly in the way they come to define themselves in the Netherlands and the United States. Through interviews with Iranian women exiles in Amsterdam and Southern California, Ghorashi shows the dynamic and complex process of cultural identification. In presenting the stories of politically leftist women who became homeless in their own country, this book touches upon the question of how people in exile position themselves in space and time. The Iranian women's narratives of both internal and external exile contribute to a new understanding of home that is far more complex and multi-layered than is often assumed. The extensive presence of the author throughout the book as she conveys her own emotional reactions to the research and the women's narratives also contributes to an exceptional work about what women refugees go through before and after they find their place in the new world. In Ways to Survive, Battles to Win, Ghorashi travels with the women of her book as they tell of their lives past and present. A cultural anthropologist, the author carefully balances her personal perspective with a scientific framework that brings past memories and present challenges in a way that will not be forgotten.

How to Survive Having a Crush


Author: Lisa Miles,Xanna Eve Chown

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477707123

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3654

Every teen girl comes to a point in her life where she begins to develop crushes. And that's the easy part. This quirky, colorful, informative, and fun guide on navigating the sometimes tricky situation of dealing with crushes is a must read for every teen girl. The engaging photos and sparkling humor make this volume stand out among similar guides, covering "what to do when it works out," "what do to when it doesn't," and everything in between. It also includes some first-person quotes from real teenage girls and sidebars that address various situations.

With Courage and Common Sense

Memoirs from the Older Women's Legacy Circles


Author: Susan Wittig Albert,Dayna Finet

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292784406

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

View: 5094

Women who were sixty or older at the turn of the twenty-first century have lived through some of recent history's most momentous moments—and yet these women often believe that their personal lives and stories are insignificant, not worthy of being recorded for future generations. To change that perception and capture some of these life stories before they are lost, the Story Circle Network, a national organization dedicated to helping women write about their lives, developed the Older Women's Legacy (OWL) Circle Memoir Workshops. During the first two years of the project (1998-2000), nearly 500 older women participated in workshops that offered them the opportunity and encouragement to reflect on and create written records of their lives. With Courage and Common Sense presents an extensive selection of memoirs from the OWL Circle project. Organized thematically, they describe women's experiences of identity, place, work, family life, love and marriage, loss and healing, adventures great and small, major historical events, and legacies to keep and pass along. Taken as a whole, the memoirs chronicle far-reaching changes in the ways that women participated in the world during the twentieth century. They show how women learned to surmount obstacles, to courageously make the most of the opportunities that came their way, and to move quietly and wisely beyond the limits that were imposed upon them.

Julie: The Courage to Breathe


Author: Roy E. Ice


ISBN: 1300640391

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 2227

"I don't think I'm coming home. Something doesn't feel right," Julie said. She was right. Her lungs functions had dropped to even lower levels and doctors were unsure of what to do next. For the first time in our marriage, I saw my wife using oxygen. With the air flowing, her oxygen levels were 91%. Without it, they were 62%. My Julie's lungs were dying. As the days passed, I would witness her health decline further. As Julie lay motionless throughout the night, I would hold her as we listened to the steady, unrelenting grind of her feeding tube pump. On this hospitalization, the words: End Stage Cystic Fibrosis were spoken for the first time. A double lung transplant would be the only way to save her life. If we could keep her alive long enough, she could walk out of the hospital on her own. She would have to rely on her courage to breathe to do it.

The Courage to Trust

A Guide to Building Deep and Lasting Relationships


Author: Cynthia Lynn Wall

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608823083

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 4107

You’re probably familiar with the old saying, once bitten, twice shy. It describes a painful uncertainty many of us feel every day as we try to engage with other people. Acts of betrayal from our pasts can lead us into long cycles of wariness and mistrust. An inability to trust wisely can lead us to loneliness and isolation, or worse—putting our trust in the wrong people too easily. The good news is that the ability to trust is both a choice and a skill that you can develop. You do not have to be controlled by the past. To a child, trust is a feeling that comes and goes, always under the influence of other people. Only as an adult can you learn how and when to trust more wisely. This book is a warm and friendly guide to achieving greater self-confidence and deeper levels of intimacy and trust. Helped along by the book’s exercises and ideas for self-reflection, you’ll begin to develop new patterns of trust. Start by getting comfortable trusting your own instincts. Then, experiment with developing relationships based on mutual trust and curiosity. Learn from and then let go of old betrayals that have impaired your trust-building skills, and approach the rest of your life with a renewed sense of purpose and belonging.

The Hero's Trail

True Stories of Young People to Inspire Courage, Compassion, and Hope, Newly Revised and Updated Edition


Author: T. A. Barron

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101651407

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 6145

What is a hero? Using the metaphor of a hiking trail, bestselling author T. A. Barron discusses the great variety of heroes and brings them to life through their own stories: Some are well known, like Wilma Rudolph, Anne Frank, and Stephen Hawking. Yet most are “ordinary kids” who have made amazing choices: saved their siblings from a fire, struggled to stop prejudice at their school, helped raise money to build a well in an African village. This book will be invaluable to kids, parents, and educators who need role models for young people to look up to—and a new way to look at what a hero is.