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While the World Watched

While the World Watched

A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age during the Civil Rights Movement

  • Author: Carolyn McKinstry
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781414352992
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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On September 15, 1963, a Klan-planted bomb went off in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Fourteen-year-old Carolyn Maull was just a few feet away when the bomb exploded, killing four of her friends in the girl’s restroom she had just exited. It was one of the seminal moments in the Civil Rights movement, a sad day in American history . . . and the turning point in a young girl’s life. While the World Watched is a poignant and gripping eyewitness account of life in the Jim Crow South: from the bombings, riots, and assassinations to the historic marches and triumphs that characterized the Civil Rights movement. A uniquely moving exploration of how racial relations have evolved over the past 5 decades, While the World Watched is an incredible testament to how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go.

France on the Brink

France on the Brink

A Great Civilization in the New Century

  • Author: Jonathan Fenby
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1628724064
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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This completely revised and fully updated edition of the book Bill Bryson called “superb” presents a sharply insightful, authoritative portrait of France today as it struggles to live up to its vision of itself amid storm clouds that won’t go away. France on the Brink was chosen as a New York Times book of the year and hailed by the Wall Street Journal as “a comprehensive and entertaining diagnosis of what ails French society” when the first edition was published at the turn of the century. Since then, the crisis enveloping France has only worsened, and this second edition, completely revamped to cover the developments of the past fifteen years, offers a fresh assessment of where the nation stands. New chapters chart political developments under Presidents Chirac, Sarkozy, and Hollande; the rise of the hard right National Front; and the unrelenting economic woes that have led to unprecedented levels of disillusion and fragmentation. The country’s social evolution is covered comprehensively, with description and analysis of urban and rural life, regional divisions, tensions over immigration and the fading of the symbols that denoted France’s greatness. High unemployment, an archaic economic system, a self-selecting governing class unable to handle serious problems, and a debilitating clash between individualism and the powerful state machine that was built on a foundation reaching back to the Revolution of 1789 continue to plague the nation, making it less able than ever to fulfill its role as a world leader. The economic crisis and the European Union’s ongoing fiscal instability, as well as a parade of scandals at the top, have left it weaker than ever halfway into the second decade of the new century. Jonathan Fenby has covered France for fifty years. In this new edition, he offers a loving though candid and unvarnished picture of the nation, contrasting its glorious past with current realities. He explores not only the problems and the challenges but also the opportunities that lie ahead if only its political class can finally face reality—and carry the people along with them. Filled with contemporary and historical anecdotes, France on the Brink depicts the many contradictory aspects of the world’s most complex, seductive, and sometimes infuriating country, and will give even the most knowledgeable Francophile plenty to think about. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Word and Power Church Pb

Word and Power Church Pb

What Happens When a Church Seeks All God Has to Offer

  • Author: Douglas Banister
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310242673
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 208
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This is a ground-breaking work by Pastor Doug Banister about why and how the walls between evangelicals and charismatics can come down in the setting of a 'Word and Power' church, and a blueprint for making it happen.

Israel: The Will to Prevail

Israel: The Will to Prevail

  • Author: Danny Danon
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1137278447
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
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Danny Danon has been a vocal opponent of disengaging in the Gaza Strip and West bank, and transforming the stalemate "two state/one state" dialogue to include regional partners, at times standing in direct opposition to his own party's leadership. A well-known and frequent speaker in the global arena, he is the rising voice for a fresh movement toward nationalism among the generation of Israelis currently coming to power. Here, Danon shares this vision with the world. It is a bold and uncompromising stance in the face of attacks on Israel's sovereignty by other Middle Eastern nations as the United States sends mixed signals of support to further its own goals in the region. Danon dissects the missteps and wrong turns that Israel's politicians have taken in the past by working to appease the United States and not offend their neighbors, instead of prioritizing their nation's own viability. With electrifying zeal, he tackles the challenges Israel faces today to undo what he sees as a consequence brought on by years of acquiescence to US policy. Danon believes "US pressure on Israel is hurting Israel and will do nothing to advance peace". Danon leads the charge toward a victorious future with an invitation for the United States and the Middle East to participate in, and not just dictate, Israel's international relations and policies (as opposed to an Israel cuckolded with an endless array of caveats toward those who would see it fall). No stranger to controversy, Danon's unabashed insights are a welcome revelation in the current quagmire of Middle-East international relations. A leading speaker to both Jewish groups and Christian Conservatives, the LA Jewish Journal says "What Danny says is what Bibi is actually thinking." For Danny Danon, this is only the beginning.

Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur

Warrior as Wordsmith

  • Author: Bernard K. Duffy,Ronald H. Carpenter
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313291487
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 223
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Provides a balanced analysis of MacArthur's oratory from his "Old Soldiers Never Die" speech to the platitudes of his 1952 Republican convention address.

BLUEPRINT FOR SPACE PB

BLUEPRINT FOR SPACE PB

  • Author: Frederick Ira Ordway,Randy Liebermann,Ben Bova
  • Publisher: Smithsonian
  • ISBN: 9781560980735
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 224
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Traces the history of people's fantasies of space travel, from cave drawings, to the the Apollo II moon landing, and beyond, with contributing thoughts from astronauts, historians, science fiction writers, and scientists.

WATCHING NATURE PB

WATCHING NATURE PB

  • Author: Mark S. Garland
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 270
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Shows and describes common varieties of plants and animals, including bats, fish, skunks, insects, gulls, trees, berrys, and violets

NATL MUSEUM NATURAL HIST PB

NATL MUSEUM NATURAL HIST PB

  • Author: YOCHELSON ELLIS L
  • Publisher: Smithsonian
  • ISBN: 9780874749892
  • Category:
  • Page: 216
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The Matrix

The Matrix

  • Author: Jo Bannister
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1447236483
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 160
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Dak Hamiko had never even heard of the Matrix. Nobody had, not for millennia, but The Matrix was not gone, only waiting. It had a purpose, in pursuit of which it was prepared to be every bit as ruthless as the imperialists of Tok-ai-Do. It was Dak’s misfortune to be caught between two such irresistible forces, yet ultimately it was his plight which stirred the conscience of the Alliance and his flight which set the Twelve Circles afire with controversy. The Matrix is a fantasy of the far future in which everything is different except the people. Generous, ingenious, obstinate, optimistic, brilliant, brutal and brave, it is the people – in the widest sense of the word – who are the heroes of this tale. There are no villains.

CHINA PILOT PB

CHINA PILOT PB

  • Author: SMITH FELIX
  • Publisher: Smithsonian
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 309
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A pilot for the China-based airline reputed to be the most shot at in the world, Felix Smith recounts in vivid detail his experiences ferrying troops and equipment for the Nationalists during China's civil war; providing medicine and supplies to war-torn regions; and flying under CIA contract during the French war in Indochina, the Korean War, America's secret war in Laos, and the Vietnam War. China Pilot provides a rare view of the Cold War in Asia, documenting not only the hair-raising adventures of Civil Air Transport's pilots but also those of the men and women behind the scenes.