Portraits of Courage

Portraits of Courage
Author: George W. Bush
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780804189781
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Release: 2017-02-28
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America’s military veterans. With Forewords by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Growing out of President Bush’s own outreach and the ongoing work of the George W. Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative, Portraits of Courage brings together sixty-six full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served our nation with honor since 9/11—and whom he has come to know personally. Our men and women in uniform have faced down enemies, liberated millions, and in doing so showed the true compassion of our nation. Often, they return home with injuries—both visible and invisible—that intensify the challenges of transitioning into civilian life. In addition to these burdens, research shows a civilian-military divide. Seventy-one percent of Americans say they have little understanding of the issues facing veterans, and veterans agree: eighty-four percent say that the public has "little awareness" of the issues facing them and their families. Each painting in this meticulously produced hardcover volume is accompanied by the inspiring story of the veteran depicted, written by the President. Readers can see the faces of those who answered the nation’s call and learn from their bravery on the battlefield, their journeys to recovery, and the continued leadership and contributions they are making as civilians. It is President Bush’s desire that these stories of courage and resilience will honor our men and women in uniform, highlight their family and caregivers who bear the burden of their sacrifice, and help Americans understand how we can support our veterans and empower them to succeed. President Bush will donate his net author proceeds from PORTRAITS OF COURAGE to the George W. Bush Presidential Center, a non-profit organization whose Military Service Initiative works to ensure that post-9/11 veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life with a focus on gaining meaningful employment and overcoming the invisible wounds of war.

Barack Obama Out of Many One

Barack Obama  Out of Many  One
Author: Shana Corey
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780385374781
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Release: 2013-11-27
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Children who are ready to read on their own will want to get ready for President's Day with this leveled reader about the first African American president of the United States! A Step 3 Step into Reading Biography Reader about our forty-fourth president, Barack Obama—revised to include an account of his reelection and new photographs! With clear and accessible language, independent readers can learn how the lessons and love from Obama’s mother and grandparents shaped him; how the places he lived influenced him; and how he turned his childhood feeling of being an outsider into a positive driving force that propelled him into the history books!

A History of the American People

A History of the American People
Author: Paul Johnson
Pages: 1104
ISBN: 0061952133
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Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The creation of the United States of America is the greatest of all human adventures," begins Paul Johnson. "No other national story holds such tremendous lessons, for the American people themselves and for the rest of mankind." In his prize-winning classic, Johnson presents an in-depth portrait of American history from the first colonial settlements to the Clinton administration. This is the story of the men and women who shaped and led the nation and the ordinary people who collectively created its unique character. Littered with letters, diaries, and recorded conversations, it details the origins of their struggles for independence and nationhood, their heroic efforts and sacrifices to deal with the 'organic sin’ of slavery and the preservation of the Union to its explosive economic growth and emergence as a world power. Johnson discusses contemporary topics such as the politics of racism, education, the power of the press, political correctness, the growth of litigation, and the influence of women throughout history. He sees Americans as a problem-solving people and the story of their country as "essentially one of difficulties being overcome by intelligence and skill, by faith and strength of purpose, by courage and persistence... Looking back on its past, and forward to its future, the auguries are that it will not disappoint humanity." Sometimes controversial and always provocative, A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE is one author’s challenging and unique interpretation of American history. Johnson’s views of individuals, events, themes, and issues are original, critical, and in the end admiring, for he is, above all, a strong believer in the history and the destiny of the American people.

Out of Many One People

Out of Many  One People
Author: James A. Delle,Mark W. Hauser,Douglas V. Armstrong
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9780817356484
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Release: 2011-06-30
Editor: University of Alabama Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Scholars present archaeological findings to paint a complex and fascinating picture of life in colonial Jamaica. Simultaneous.

Out of Many

Out of Many
Author: John Mack Faragher,Mari Jo Buhle,Daniel Czitrom,Susan H. Armitage
Pages: 456
ISBN: 0205962483
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Release: 2015-02-25
Editor: Pearson
Language: en

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Out of Many One

Out of Many  One
Author: Ruth O'Brien
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780226041599
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Release: 2013-05-21
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Feared by conservatives and embraced by liberals when he entered the White House, Barack Obama has since been battered by criticism from both sides. In Out of Many, One, Ruth O’Brien explains why. We are accustomed to seeing politicians supporting either a minimalist state characterized by unfettered capitalism and individual rights or a relatively strong welfare state and regulatory capitalism. Obama, O’Brien argues, represents the values of a lesser-known third tradition in American political thought that defies the usual left-right categorization. Bearing traces of Baruch Spinoza, John Dewey, and Saul Alinsky, Obama’s progressivism embraces the ideas of mutual reliance and collective responsibility, and adopts an interconnected view of the individual and the state. So, while Obama might emphasize difference, he rejects identity politics, which can create permanent minorities and diminish individual agency. Analyzing Obama’s major legislative victories—financial regulation, health care, and the stimulus package—O’Brien shows how they reflect a stakeholder society that neither regulates in the manner of the New Deal nor deregulates. Instead, Obama focuses on negotiated rule making and allows executive branch agencies to fill in the details when dealing with a deadlocked Congress. Similarly, his commitment to difference and his resistance to universal mandates underlies his reluctance to advocate for human rights as much as many on the Democratic left had hoped. By establishing Obama within the context of a much longer and broader political tradition, this book sheds critical light on both the political and philosophical underpinnings of his presidency and a fundamental shift in American political thought.

Out of Many Waters

Out of Many Waters
Author: Jacqueline Dembar Greene
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9780595380473
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Release: 2006-02
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kidnapped from their parents during the Portuguese Inquisition and sent to work as slaves at a monastery in Brazil, two Jewish sisters attempt to make their way back to Europe to find their parents, but instead one becomes part of a group founding the first Jewish settlement in the United States.

Out of Many Faiths

Out of Many Faiths
Author: Eboo Patel
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780691196817
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Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The former faith adviser to Barack Obama draws on his personal experience as a Muslim in America to examine the importance of religious diversity in the nation's cultural, political, and economic life. He explores how religious language has given the United States some of its most enduring symbols and inspired its most vital civic institutions.

Out of Many

Out of Many
Author: John Mack Faragher,Mari Jo Buhle,Daniel Czitrom,Susan H. Armitage
Pages: 439
ISBN: 0205010636
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Release: 2011-01
Editor: Pearson College Division
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Out of Many is a coherent narrative of American history that offers insight into how diverse communities and different regions have shaped America's past. The text reveals the ethnic, geographical and economic diversity of the United States by examining the individual, the community and the state and placing a special focus on the country's regions, particularly the West. The updated edition features new and expanded coverage of a wide variety of topics in addition to MyHistoryLab tools that connect the text to interactive online learning tools to bring U.S. history to life. This book is the abridged version of Out of Many, seventh edition.

Coat of Many Colors

Coat of Many Colors
Author: Dolly Parton
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780451533425
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Release: 2016-10-18
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dolly Parton lends the lyrics of her classic song "Coat of Many Colors" to this heartfelt picture book for young readers. Country music legend Dolly Parton's rural upbringing in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee provides the backdrop for this special picture book. Using lyrics from her classic song "Coat of Many Colors," the book tells the story of a young girl in need of a warm winter coat. When her mother sews her a coat made of rags, the girl is mocked by classmates for being poor. But Parton's trademark positivity carries through to the end as the girl realizes that her coat was made with love "in every stitch." Beautiful illustrations pair with Parton's poetic lyrics in this heartfelt picture book sure to speak to all young readers.

My Many Colored Days

My Many Colored Days
Author: Dr. Seuss
Pages: 16
ISBN: 9780679893448
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Release: 1998
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A board book version of Seuss's popular rhyming story describes each day in terms of a particular color which in turn is associated with specific emotions.

Out of Many

Out of Many
Author: John Mack Faragher
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0132578662
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Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work weaves together the complex interaction of social, political and historical forces that have shaped the United States and from which the American people have evolved by telling stories of people and of the nation.

Out of the Northwoods

Out of the Northwoods
Author: Michael Edmonds
Pages: 299
ISBN: 0870204718
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Release: 2010-09-24
Editor: Wisconsin Historical Society
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Every American has heard of the lumberjack hero Paul Bunyan and his big blue ox. For 100 years his exploits filled cartoons, magazines, short stories, and children's books, and his name advertised everything from pancake breakfasts to construction supplies. By 1950 Bunyan was a ubiquitous icon of America's strength and ingenuity. Until now, no one knew where he came from—and the extent to which this mythical hero is rooted in Wisconsin. Out of the Northwoods presents the culture of nineteenth-century lumberjacks in their own words. It includes eyewitness accounts of how the first Bunyan stories were shared on frigid winter nights, around logging camp stoves, in the Wisconsin pinery. It describes where the tales began, how they moved out of the forest and into print, and why publication changed them forever. Part bibliographic mystery and part social history, Out of the Northwoods explains for the first time why we all know and love Paul Bunyan.

Out of Many One People

Out of Many  One People
Author: Kavion Robinson
Pages: 35
ISBN: 1689349328
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Release: 2019-08-29
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Out of many, One people: The story of Jamaica illustrated is a beautifully illustrated historical picture book by Kavion Robinson. This book documents historical figures throughout the history of Jamaica from the 1400s to the present. This book features over 40 original works of art by Kavion Robinson.

Natural Ventilation for Infection Control in Health care Settings

Natural Ventilation for Infection Control in Health care Settings
Author: Y. Chartier,C. L Pessoa-Silva
Pages: 106
ISBN: 9789241547857
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Release: 2009
Editor: World Health Organization
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This guideline defines ventilation and then natural ventilation. It explores the design requirements for natural ventilation in the context of infection control, describing the basic principles of design, construction, operation and maintenance for an effective natural ventilation system to control infection in health-care settings.

Out of Many

Out of Many
Author: John M Faragher,Mari Jo Buhle,Daniel Czitrom,Susan H. Armitage
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780205990870
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Release: 2015-04-28
Editor: Pearson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyHistoryLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyHistoryLab, search for ISBN-10: 0134126874 / ISBN-13: 9780134126876. That package includes ISBN-10: 0205962068 / ISBN-13: 9780205962068 and ISBN-10: 0205967779 / ISBN-13: 9780205967773. MyHistoryLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in U.S. History Show students how diverse communities and different regions have shaped America Out of Many: A History of the American People, Eighth Edition offers a distinctive and relevant approach to American history, highlighting the experiences of diverse communities of Americans in the unfolding story of our country. The only American history text with a truly continental perspective, Out of Many offers community vignettes — from New England to the South, the Midwest to the far West — that help students see how diverse communities and different regions have shaped America's past. By focusing on particular communities and regions, Out of Many weaves the stories of the people and the nation into a single compelling narrative that continues to this day. Also available with MyHistoryLab® MyHistoryLab for the U.S. History Survey course extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. And Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MyHistoryLab does not include an eText. Out of Many: A History of the American People, Eighth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.

In a Free State

In a Free State
Author: V. S. Naipaul
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307789327
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Release: 2011-03-30
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

No writer has rendered our boundariless, post-colonial world more acutely or prophetically than V. S. Naipaul, or given its upheavals such a hauntingly human face. A perfect case in point is this riveting novel, a masterful and stylishly rendered narrative of emigration, dislocation, and dread, accompanied by four supporting narratives. In the beginning it is just a car trip through Africa. Two English people—Bobby, a civil servant with a guilty appetite for African boys, and Linda, a supercilious “compound wife”—are driving back to their enclave after a stay in the capital. But in between lies the landscape of an unnamed country whose squalor and ethnic bloodletting suggest Idi Amin’s Uganda. And the farther Naipaul’s protagonists travel into it, the more they find themselves crossing the line that separates privileged outsiders from horrified victims. Alongside this Conradian tour de force are four incisive portraits of men seeking liberation far from home. By turns funny and terrifying, sorrowful and unsparing, In A Free State is Naipaul at his best.

Drawdown

Drawdown
Author: Paul Hawken
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781524704650
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Release: 2017-04-18
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

• New York Times bestseller • The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world “At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope.” —Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming “There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. . . . The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.” —David Roberts, Vox “This is the ideal environmental sciences textbook—only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.” —Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.

The Founder s Dilemmas

The Founder s Dilemmas
Author: Noam Wasserman
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780691158303
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Release: 2013-04
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Founder's Dilemmas examines how early decisions by entrepreneurs can make or break a startup and its team. Drawing on a decade of research, including quantitative data on almost ten thousand founders as well as inside stories of founders like Evan Williams of Twitter and Tim Westergren of Pandora, Noam Wasserman reveals the common pitfalls founders face and how to avoid them.

The Little Book of Big Feelings

The Little Book of Big Feelings
Author: Maureen Marzi Wilson
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781507212080
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Release: 2019-11-26
Editor: Adams Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of the popular Introvert Doodles and Kind of Coping, Maureen “Marzi” Wilson is tackling all kinds of big feelings with over 175 relatable, supportive, and light-hearted comics in her signature style. We’ve been conditioned to think that the most acceptable response to “How are you?” is, “I’m fine.” But our emotions are much more complicated than that! Sometimes we feel a little annoyed, or elated, or afraid. And you know, that’s okay! In The Little Book of Big Feelings, Maureen “Marzi” Wilson takes us on a journey of self-acceptance and validation. After all, our emotions are only reactions to experiences that we can learn from; there’s no such thing as a “bad” emotion. It’s okay to be scared, it’s alright to feel hopeful, and it’s perfectly fine to feel both at the same time. There is a wide range of human emotions, and it’s time we start embracing each one!