Freedom

Freedom
Author: Jaycee Dugard
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781501147630
Available:
Release: 2017-07-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the follow-up to her #1 bestselling memoir, A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard tells the story of her first experiences after years in captivity: the joys that accompanied her newfound freedom and the challenges of adjusting to life on her own. When Jaycee Dugard was eleven years old, she was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in South Lake Tahoe, California. She was missing for more than eighteen years, held captive by Philip and Nancy Garrido, and gave birth to two daughters during her imprisonment. In A Stolen Life Jaycee told the story of her life from her abduction in 1991 through her reappearance in 2009. Freedom: My Book of Firsts is about everything that happened next. “How do you rebuild a life?” Jaycee asks. In these pages, she describes the life she never thought she would live to see: from her first sight of her mother to her first time meeting her grownup sister, her first trip to the dentist to her daughters’ first day of school, her first taste of champagne to her first hangover, her first time behind the wheel to her first speeding ticket, and her first dance at a friend’s wedding to her first thoughts about the possibility of a future relationship. This raw and inspiring book will remind you that there is, as Jaycee writes, “life after something tragic happens…Somehow, I still believe that we each hold the key to our own happiness and you have to grab it where you can in whatever form it might take.” Freedom is an awe-inspiring memoir about the power we all hold within ourselves.

Freedom

Freedom
Author: Elias Rubenstein
Pages: 160
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 2021-03-21
Editor: Hermetic World
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The awakened cannot be enslaved; the asleep cannot be freed.

Crossroads

Crossroads
Author: Jonathan Franzen
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780385693752
Available:
Release: 2021-10-05
Editor: Bond Street Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The highly anticipated new novel from one of our greatest living writers. It's December 23, 1971, and the Hildebrandt family is at a crossroads. The patriarch, Russ, the associate pastor of a suburban Chicago church, is poised to break free of a marriage he finds joyless--unless his brilliant and unstable wife, Marion, breaks free of it first. Their eldest child, Clem, is coming home from college afire with moral absolutism, having taken an action that will shatter his father. Clem's sister, Becky, long the social queen of her high-school class, has veered into the era's counterculture, while their younger brother Perry, fed up with selling pot to support his drug habit, has firmly resolved to be a better person. Each of the Hildebrandts seeks a freedom that each of the others threatens to complicate. Universally recognized as the leading novelist of his generation, Jonathan Franzen is often described as a teller of family stories. Only now, though, in Crossroads, has he given us a novel in which a family, in all the intricacy of its workings, is truly at the centre. By turns comic and harrowing, a tour-de-force of interwoven perspectives and sustained suspense, Crossroads is the first volume of a trilogy, A Key to All Mythologies, that will span three generations and trace the inner life of our culture through the present day. Complete in itself, set in a historical moment of moral crisis, and reaching back to the early twentieth century, Crossroads serves as a foundation for a sweeping investigation of human mythologies, as the Hildebrandt family navigates the political, intellectual and social crosscurrents of the past fifty years. Jonathan Franzen's gift for wedding depth and vividness of character with breadth of social vision has never been more dazzlingly evident than in Crossroads.

Struggle for Freedom 2008 Ed

Struggle for Freedom  2008 Ed
Author: Cecilio D. Duka
Pages: 422
ISBN: 9712350452
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: Rex Bookstore, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Freedom

Freedom
Author: Jonathan Franzen
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781443404358
Available:
Release: 2010-08-31
Editor: HarperCollins Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul—the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbour who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to actually do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter’s dreams. Together with Walter—environmental lawyer, commuter cyclist, total family man—she was doing her small part to build a better world. But now, in the new millennium, the Berglunds have become a mystery. Why has their teenage son moved in with the aggressively Republican family next door? Why has Walter taken a job working with Big Coal? What exactly is Richard Katz—outré rocker and Walter’s college best friend and rival—still doing in the picture? Most of all, what has happened to Patty? Why has the bright star of Barrier Street become “a very different kind of neighbour,” an implacable Fury coming unhinged before the street’s attentive eyes? In this instant #1 bestselling novel, Jonathan Franzen charts the mistakes and joys of these intensely realized characters as they struggle to learn how to live in an ever more confusing world. An epic of contemporary love and marriage, Freedom is a deeply moving portrait of our time.

Everybody A Book about Freedom

Everybody  A Book about Freedom
Author: Olivia Laing
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780393608786
Available:
Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Astute and consistently surprising critic" (NPR) Olivia Laing investigates the body and its discontents through the great freedom movements of the twentieth century. The body is a source of pleasure and of pain, at once hopelessly vulnerable and radiant with power. In her ambitious, brilliant sixth book, Olivia Laing charts an electrifying course through the long struggle for bodily freedom, using the life of the renegade psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich to explore gay rights and sexual liberation, feminism, and the civil rights movement. Drawing on her own experiences in protest and alternative medicine, and traveling from Weimar Berlin to the prisons of McCarthy-era America, Laing grapples with some of the most significant and complicated figures of the past century—among them Nina Simone, Christopher Isherwood, Andrea Dworkin, Sigmund Freud, Susan Sontag, and Malcolm X. Despite its many burdens, the body remains a source of power, even in an era as technologized and automated as our own. Arriving at a moment in which basic bodily rights are once again imperiled, Everybody is an investigation into the forces arranged against freedom and a celebration of how ordinary human bodies can resist oppression and reshape the world.

Idealism and Freedom

Idealism and Freedom
Author: Henry E. Allison,Professor Henry E Allison
Pages: 217
ISBN: 0521483379
Available:
Release: 1996-01-26
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume collects all Henry Allison's recent essays on Kant's theoretical and practical philosophy.

Reading Freedom

Reading Freedom
Author: Hunter A. Calder
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1740200756
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Pascal Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

BOOKS IN SERIES: 7 BOOKS IN READING F REEDOM 2000 PROGRAM: 24 ISBN: 978174020 0752 AUTHOR: Hunter Calder RRP: $17.95 PAGES: 112 pp. The Reading Freedom series is written specifically for students with reading proble ms (suggested age 8 - Adult). The series is carefully structured t o enable students to become independent readers. Reading Freedom Book 4 brings students to the level of independent reading skills. Stude nts learn how to approach longer words using syllabification and structu ral analysis techniques. Students also develop their skills in working w ith compound words and contractions. Through a variety of motivational e xercises and activities they gradually develop their skills so they can read longer or more complex words with accuracy and fluency. Upon comple tion of this book, students will be able to read independently. T he Reading Freedom 2000 Diagnostic Handbook should be used to place stud ents at the correct level in the program. In order to work successfully with the Reading Freedom Activity Books, teachers should refer to the Re ading Freedom Teacher Resource Book. Student progress can be monitored u sing the Reading Freedom Achievement Tests Book.

Law Love and Freedom

Law  Love and Freedom
Author: Joshua Neoh
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781108427654
Available:
Release: 2019-06-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Moving from monasticism to constitutionalism, and from antinomianism to anarchism, this book reveals law's connection with love and freedom.

Freedom of Expression

Freedom of Expression
Author: Stephen A. Smith
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9780999728390
Available:
Release: 2018
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The texts in this volume represent earlier contributions to the ongoing conversation about the meaning of "the freedom of speech, and of the press," collected and selected to help the reader situate and understand what has gone on before and to advance the contemporary argument in a more informed way."--Introduction, page v.

Moral Freedom

Moral Freedom
Author: Nicolai Hartmann
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9783112333884
Available:
Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Concept of Freedom in Anthropology

The Concept of Freedom in Anthropology
Author: David Bidney
Pages: 291
ISBN: 9783112319376
Available:
Release: 2020-05-18
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kant on Freedom and Spontaneity

Kant on Freedom and Spontaneity
Author: Kate A. Moran
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781107125933
Available:
Release: 2018-09-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of essays on the foundational themes of freedom and spontaneity in Immanuel Kant's philosophy.

A Scandalous Freedom

A Scandalous Freedom
Author: Steve Brown
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781439188484
Available:
Release: 2009-11-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A reader’s delight, A Scandalous Freedom sometimes shocks with challenges to prevailing wisdom, but it follows up with compelling validations of our need to celebrate real, unstinted freedom in Christ. Christians do not trust freedom. As author Steve Brown explains in this brave new book, they prefer the security of rules and self-imposed boundaries, which they tend to inflict on other Christians. Brown asserts that real freedom means the freedom to be wrong as well as right. Christianity often calls us to live beyond the boundaries, bolstered by the assurance that we cannot fall beyond God’s love. Freedom is dangerous, but the alternative is worse—boxing ourselves up where we cannot celebrate our unique gifts and express our joy in Christ. Each of the book’s eleven chapters explores a common pharisaic, freedom-stifling tendency, then opens the door to the fresh air of a remedial liberty.

Speaking of Freedom

Speaking of Freedom
Author: George H.W. Bush
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1439148791
Available:
Release: 2009-01-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Through the lens of more than forty speeches from his presidency, George H. W. Bush takes a special look back on the momentous global events of 1989-1992 -- the fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the liberation of Kuwait, to name a few -- and reminisces about what it was like to be president through such unprecedented times. Choosing from among the hundreds of speeches he gave while in office, former president Bush selects those that meant the most to him and introduces each one with candid comments recalling the circumstances and events leading up to it. "Although now in hindsight it seems that the end results were almost preordained, at the time no one knew what would happen next. Nothing was 'inevitable' at all. We learned quickly that words mattered," he writes in the opening pages of Speaking of Freedom. Selections throughout the book bring back the fascinating times of Lech Walesa, Mikhail Gorbachev, Václav Havel, and even Saddam Hussein -- when we watched as the idea of freedom seemed to spread all over the world. It was a stunning time in world history, and in these speeches the forty-first president observes it from his perspective as commander in chief, diplomat, politician, navy pilot, and grandfather. While many of the speeches deal with foreign affairs, others cover freedom's spread within the United States, including the signing of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act and the historic Clean Air Act of 1990. President Bush's voice comes across perhaps most clearly when he is calling young people to lead a life of meaning and adventure that results only from serving others. Showcasing President Bush's usual charm, self-deprecating wit, and sharp perception, these speeches mark the moments -- large and small -- that defined his presidency. Through his words that motivated people all around the world to become involved in ideas that were bigger than themselves, George H. W. Bush shows us what it means to be "speaking of freedom."

Freedom of Information Case List

Freedom of Information Case List
Author: United States. Department of Justice. Freedom of Information Committee
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015077156423
Available:
Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Experiments in Freedom

Experiments in Freedom
Author: Anton Krueger
Pages: 245
ISBN: 9781443816113
Available:
Release: 2009-10-02
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Experiments in Freedom examines ways in which identities have been represented in recent South African play texts published in English. It begins by exploring descriptions of identity from various philosophical, psychological and anthropological perspectives and elaborates ways in which drama is uniquely suited to represent—as well as to effect—transformations of identity. In exploring the fraught terrain of identity studies, the book examines a selection of play texts in terms of five different discourse of identity—gender, nationalism, ethnicity, syncretism and race. Instead of building a sustained thesis throughout his text, Krueger writes in short bursts about a multiplicity of topics, extending his explorations rhizomatically into the crevices of a new South African society loath to relinquish its stranglehold on the politics of identity.

Capitalism and Freedom in African Political Philosophy

Capitalism and Freedom in African Political Philosophy
Author: Grivas Muchineripi Kayange
Pages: 303
ISBN: 9783030443603
Available:
Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: Springer Nature
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book investigates ‘capitalism and freedom’—the guiding forces of many political systems—in African philosophy. It builds on classical and neoliberal capitalism rooted in private property and freedom, and argues for the presence of these elements in the traditional and modern African political systems. The author argues that while these elements are partly imported from Western capitalists, they are equally traceable in African traditional political systems. Kayange argues that African politics is marred by a conflict between embracing capitalism and freedom (individualism), on the one hand, and socialism founded on African communitarianism and communist ideas, on the other. This conflict has affected policy development and implementation, and has significantly contributed towards the socio-economic and ethical crises that are recurrent in most of the African countries.

Freedom s Prophet

Freedom   s Prophet
Author: Richard S. Newman
Pages: 359
ISBN: 0814758525
Available:
Release: 2008-03-01
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An Interview with the Author on the History News Network A Founding Father with a Vision of Equality: Richard Newman's op-ed in The Philadelphia Inquirer Author Spotlight in The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "Gold" Winner of the 2008 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award, Biography Category Freedom's Prophet is a long-overdue biography of Richard Allen, founder of the first major African-American church and the leading black activist of the early American republic. A tireless minister, abolitionist, and reformer, Allen inaugurated some of the most important institutions in African-American history and influenced nearly every black leader of the nineteenth century, from Douglass to Du Bois. Allen (1760–1831) was born a slave in colonial Philadelphia, secured his freedom during the American Revolution, and became one of the nations leading black activists before the Civil War. Among his many achievements, Allen helped form the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, co-authored the first copyrighted pamphlet by an African American writer, published the first African American eulogy of George Washington, and convened the first national convention of black reformers. In a time when most black men and women were categorized as slave property, Allen was championed as a black hero. As Richard S. Newman writes, Allen must be considered one of America's black Founding Fathers. In this thoroughly engaging and beautifully written book, Newman describes Allen's continually evolving life and thought, setting both in the context of his times. From Allen's early antislavery struggles and belief in interracial harmony to his later reflections on black democracy and black emigration, Newman traces Allen's impact on American reform and reformers, on racial attitudes during the years of the early republic, and on the black struggle for justice in the age of Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Washington. Whether serving as Americas first black bishop, challenging slaveholding statesmen in a nation devoted to liberty, or visiting the President's House (the first black activist to do so), this important book makes it clear that Allen belongs in the pantheon of Americas great founding figures. Freedom's Prophet reintroduces Allen to today's readers and restores him to his rightful place in our nation's history.

This Freedom of Ours

This Freedom of Ours
Author: Frank Birch
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781107655447
Available:
Release: 2013-12-12
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published in 1937, this book discusses the meaning of freedom in its relationship with British religious, political, social and economic institutions.