Toward a New Beginning


Author: R. William Rogers

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508413356


Page: 276

View: 3516

Although Sam Bartlett enjoyed a successful horse-supplying business in Independence, Missouri, he was nonetheless envious of the hoards of folks who passed through on their way west. Unable to stand it any longer, he convinces his wife, Judith, to pull up stakes, pack up their three year old son, Tom, and accompany him on a journey that turns out to be much more than either of them could have imagined. The trek quickly develops into one of extreme hardship that is further complicated by savage weather, dangerous river crossings, water shortages, unique personalities among members of the wagon train and constant harassment at the hands of marauding Comanches. The ability of the determined travelers to effectively defend themselves is pushed to the very brink as One Eye's warriors attack them repeatedly with devastating results. With four of the train's beloved children having been taken captive, it is then that the inner strength of the beleaguered pioneers is sorely tested and a handful of the men set out to recover the children. After valiant attempts to rescue their children fail miserably, the would-be rescuers are forced to return empty-handed. Against all that they hold sacred, the members of the wagon train are forced to leave their children behind while they do their best to evade the heathens and continue their struggle for survival with barely enough water left to keep the animals going. With all hope of ever seeing the children again now gone, it is the ingenuity of the beautiful Comanche woman, Birdsong, that is yet to be heard from.

My Courageous Journey Towards a New Beginning: Keeping My Memories Alive


Author: Philomena Thomas

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483416852

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 5463

For author Philomena Thomas, coming to America was a journey. Crossing the Indian and the Atlantic Oceans and flying half way around the world to land on U.S. soil changed her in many ways. In A New Beginning, My Courageous Journey, Thomas—a Montessori teacher for forty-nine years—shares her life story. From leaving Sri Lanka in 1968, to her years as a teacher, to her worldwide travels, she expresses the passion she feels for her teaching career and the gratitude she feels for those who traveled with her on the journey. Advance Praise for My Courageous Journey towards a New Beginning “Through teaching and travels across three continents, Mrs. Thomas gives us an intimate and historical perspective on customs and events including Sri Lanka, South Africa, the U.S., and Europe. She shares her greatest satisfaction in working with children using the Montessori Method in a lifelong career of love and appreciation of the child.” —Mrs. Karina Page

A New Beginning

A Survival Guide for Parents of College Freshmen


Author: Kaye Bernard McGarry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780966120103

Category: College freshmen

Page: 44

View: 8908

Kaye McGarry has written just the book to help parents of college freshmen and prospective parents of college freshmen understand the college transition process. Her book "A New Beginning...A Survival Guide for Parents of College Freshmen" gives parents help, advice and inspiration as they "let go" and cross that bridge towards a new beginning for their life as well as the lives of their students. This is a delightful book that will surely bring peace of mind to those parents, who after reading it, will begin to change from 'governing their kids' to 'talking with their young adults. They will understand the challenges and opportunities both they and their students will face in this process and learn how to show support to their students in helpful and meaningful ways.

The Secret to a New Life


Author: J Thomas Smith

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469115638

Category: Self-Help

Page: 154

View: 5641

The Secret to a New Life (In Twenty-One Days) This writing addresses issues that will help you live a happier, more harmonious, and healthier life. The Secret to a New Life is a metaphysical primer. It is a How to book presented with the beginning metaphysician in mind. But metafizzlers, those whose journey along the path has gone awry, will also find solace in these writings. In general, anyone who wants or needs a new thought about themselves or their circumstances will find the spiritual foundation in the The Secret to a New Life. If you hunker down and follow the clear script within these covers and experiment in the laboratory that is your life, in 21 days you will be substantially, recognizably different in your outlook on life and in the quality of your livingness. Jesse G. Jennings, D.D. Creative Life Spiritual Center Spring, Texas

Meter As Rhythm


Author: Christopher Hasty

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195356533

Category: Music

Page: 328

View: 3489

In this book Christopher Hasty presents a striking new theory of musical duration. Drawing on insights from modern "process" philosophy, he advances a fully temporal perspective in which meter is released from its mechanistic connotations and recognized as a concrete, visceral agent of musical expression. Part one of the book reviews oppositions of law and freedom, structure and process, determinacy and indeterminacy in the speculations of theorists from the eighteenth century to the present. Part two reinterprets these contrasts to form a highly original account of meter that engages diverse musical repertories and aesthetic issues.

Turkish Foreign Policy in Post Cold War Era


Author: Idris Bal

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581124231

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 9251

With the end of Cold War discipline the world has entered a new era. Parameters have changed; new handicaps as well as new opportunities have been created for countries. Turkey as a neighbor of former USSR, a member of NATO and located at the center of a sensitive region covered by Caucasus, Balkans and Middle East, has been affected by the end of Cold War radically. Turkey has lost some of her bargaining cards in the new era and therefore has needed new arguments. This need encouraged Turkey to take active steps in Post Cold War era. This book analyzes Turkey s relations with US, EU, Balkans, Middle East, Caucasus, Central Asia, Russia, China and Japan. At the same time, effects of economic crises and domestic developments on foreign policy, Turkish model in Turkish foreign policy, water conflict and Kurdish problem are analyzed as well. To conclude, it is possible to argue that although Turkey lost some of her bargaining cards in Post Cold War era, new developments pushed Turkey to the center of world politics rather then to periphery. Contributors: Meliha Benli Altunisik, Deniz Ulke Aribogan, Huseyin Bagci, Idris Bal, Zeyno Baran, Fulya Kip Barnard, Erol Bulut, Ibrahim S. Canbolat, Saziye Gazioglu, Ramazan Gozen, Saban Kardas, H. Bulent Olcay, Cengiz Okman, Henry E. Paniev, Victor Panin, Dirk Rochtus, Faruk Sonmezoglu, Gul Turan, Ilter Turan, Mustafa Turkes, Nasuh Uslu."

Identity's Architect

A Biography of Erik H. Erikson


Author: Lawrence Jacob Friedman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674004375

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

View: 5540

Drawing on private materials and extensive interviews, historian Lawrence J. Friedman illuminates the relationship between Erik Erikson's personal life and his notion of the life cycle and the identity crisis. --From publisher's description.

Dawn of New Era


Author: Troy Abraham

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468919172

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 8039

Dawn of new era will inspire you and leave you shocked. It will open your eyes upon the dawn of a new beginning that is starting.

1995: A New Beginning for the NPT?


Author: J.F. Pilat,R.E. Pendley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461519470

Category: Political Science

Page: 309

View: 5480

As a follow-up to Beyond 1995: The Future of NPT published in 1990, this compilation presents the major issues to be addressed at the 1995 NPT Review and Extension Conference. Renowned academic and diplomatic authorities from around the world contribute original essays and address questions such as: - Will the NPT be faced with a fundamental challege to its existence? - Will the treaty be allowed to lapse? - Will states withdraw? - Will the NPT be succeeded by an alternative treaty or regime?

Toward a Dialectic of Philosophy and Organization


Author: Eugene Gogol

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004232818

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 3938

In Toward a Dialectic of Philosophy and Organization revolutions and revolutionary movements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are examined through the lens of the Hegelian-Marxian dialectic(s) and Marx’s concept of revolutionary organization.

Individuals and Individuality


Author: Brian John Martine

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780873958288

Category: Philosophy

Page: 93

View: 1576

Individuals and Individuality criticizes Hegel’s theory of dialectic for eliminating the possibility of irreducible individuality. The argument then goes on to defend and expand Peirce’s theory of firstness, secondness, and thirdness as a more nearly adequate account of individuality. The discussion culminates with an interpretation of art as illustrating the essence of individuality. Brian Martine lays a foundation for a more complex discussion of what it means to be individual. This book provides an elegant account of the nature of the individual, without reducing it to a cluster of universals or claiming that it is a bare particular that must be acknowledged but never articulated. Martine gets in between universality and individuality in both a sensitive and responsible fashion.

The United States and Cambodia, 1969-2000

A Troubled Relationship


Author: Kenton Clymer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134341563

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 4073

Beginning with the restoration of diplomatic relations between the US and Cambodia in 1969, this book is the first to systematically explore the controversial issues and events surrounding the relationship between the two countries in the latter half of the 20th century. It traces how the secret bombing of Cambodia, the coup which overthrew Prince Sihanouk and the American invasion of Cambodia in 1970 led to a brutal civil war. Based on extensive archival research in the United States, Australia and Cambodia, this is the most comprehensive account of the United States' troubled relationship with Cambodia.

This Is Not How I Thought It Would Be

Remodeling Motherhood to Get the Lives We Want Today


Author: Kristin Maschka

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101148640

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

View: 5965

An important look at motherhood and family dynamics in the 21st century?by the national spokesperson of Mothers & More. Kristin Maschka, past president of Mothers & More, a national organization with more than 140 chapters across the country, shines a spotlight on the complex issues mothers face?at work, in their homes, their lives, and with their partners? and shows how the hidden assumptions that society, the media, public policy, and women themselves hold about motherhood can sabotage a mother?s happiness. Maschka weaves together her own story, anecdotes from mothers all over the country, and a deep knowledge of history and society to offer mothers a comforting, often funny read that helps them see themselves and the world around them in a whole new way. At the same time she provides specific actions women can take today to remodel motherhood to live the lives they always thought they would.

31 Keys to a New Beginning


Author: Mike Murdock

Publisher: Wisdom International Inc

ISBN: 1563946122

Category: Religion

Page: 32

View: 2590

Take A Giant Step Toward The Path To Finding, Fulfilling And Accomplishing Your Assignment In Life. These 31 Keys include scriptural text and Principles of Success such as...Allowing Yourself Time To Change / Listening To Pain / Creating A Miracle Climate and many more...which will help you achieve your fullest potential in Christ. Also Available In Spanish #SB-41 31 Llaves Para Un Nuevo Comienzo

Local People

The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi


Author: John Dittmer

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252065071

Category: History

Page: 530

View: 906

Details the Black struggle for civil rights in Mississippi

The Ubuntu God

Deconstructing a South African Narrative of Oppression


Author: Samuel A. Paul

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878200

Category: Religion

Page: 194

View: 8847

In 1948, the Afrikaner Nationalist Government became the ruling party in South Africa and instituted the brutal system known as apartheid. To maintain their power, Afrikaners drew on Christian scripture and traditions to create self-justifying religious narratives that supported their oppressive ideologies, prohibiting inclusion and suppressing pluralism. In time these Afrikaner-Christian narratives began to unravel as counter-narratives within the Christian tradition influenced the Black church to demand equality and democracy. This socio-political and cultural transformation is best understood and interpreted through the vision of ubuntu: a mode of thought in African culture that places a value on humanity in community and shifts the focus from singularity to plurality in South African society. In The Ubuntu God, Samuel A. Paul traces how the dismantling of apartheid led to recognition of the religious other, the recovery of alternate narratives, and the reappearance of ubuntu perspective and practice in the political and public sphere. After the peaceful transition to a democratically elected government, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission created a platform for multiple voices, stories, and religious narratives to be shared in a public political context. This multiplicity of voices resulted, ultimately, in the formation of a new constitution for South Africa that sought to uphold African values of community and inclusion in its institutions. While South Africa's apartheid system and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission are both rooted in the biblical narrative, the former used its theology to enforce an iron rule while the latter combined Christian and African concepts to create a pluralistic and open society. Such a society is characterized by a culture that emphasizes communality and interdependence.

Sounds of Hope

A Musical Metaphor to Build a Symphony of Hope


Author: Robert Janacek

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630875716

Category: Religion

Page: 122

View: 1438

For a world so out of tune, this treatise intends to correlate from various instruments of learning, a new sound--a sound of hope. This sound will be heard as each truth from key areas of knowledge will be played in a synthesis of theology, psychology, and philosophy, all in the context of a valid cosmology. To listen and read the key concepts and predictions of the secular authorities, our earth is either destined for a massive freeze or one ending in conflagration. Thus the concern of the author is that all too often each area of study is playing its own sound and, valid as it may be, is not listening or seeing what could be if these sounds became part of a symphony. In Sounds of Hope, Robert N. Janacek contends that, when these sounds are truly heard and projected in our anticipated symphony, a new and harmonious world will be enacted. At a time when there are almost constant sounds of hate, death, and hopelessness, a world awaits, one for us to hear and attend as a new concert, a concert playing a score of harmony and hope.

Minority Populations in Canadian Second Language Education


Author: Katy Arnett,Dr. Callie Mady

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783090324

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 4485

Until now, the picture painted of French second language learning in Canada has tended to focus on successful French immersion. This volume offers a broader representation, in response to the demographic changes that have made the French language classroom a more complex place. Focusing on inclusion and language maintenance, the chapters discuss how a multilingual population can add the two official languages to their repertoire whilst maintaining their languages of origin/heritage; how the revitalization of Indigenous languages can best be supported in the language classroom, and how students with disabilities can be helped to successfully learn languages.

A History of Modern India


Author: Ishita Banerjee-Dube

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316165175

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 3842

This book provides an interpretive and comprehensive account of the history of India between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, a crucial epoch characterized by colonialism, nationalism and the emergence of the independent Indian Union. It explores significant historiographical debates concerning the period while highlighting important new issues, especially those of gender, ecology, caste, and labour. The work combines an analysis of colonial and independent India in order to underscore ideologies, policies, and processes that shaped the colonial state and continue to mould the Indian nation.