Of all of the wars in which the U.S. has been engaged, none has been as divisive as the conflict in Vietnam. The repercussions of this unsettling episode in American history still resonate in our society. Although it ended more than 30 years ago, the Vietnam War continues to fascinate and trouble Americans. The third edition of Light at the End of the Tunnel gives a full overview of the conflict. Starting with Ho Chi Minh's revolt against the French, editor Andrew J. Rotter takes the reader through the succeeding years as scholars, government officials, journalists, and others recount the important events in the conflict and examine issues that developed during this tumultuous time. This book is essential reading for anyone who has an interest in understanding the Vietnam War. The readings in it will enlighten students about this turning point in the history of the United States and the world. The third edition includes greater coverage of the Vietnamese experience of the war and reflects the growing interest in understanding the war as an international event, not just a bilateral or trilateral conflict.
Argues that the human species is headed for extinction in the near future, and presents three principal elements the author believes are needed to put the Earth on the road to recovery, including the availability of reliable sources of energy to replace fossil fuels, a world culture of cooperation, and a monetary and banking system that gives government the financial flexibility to make the transition from an oil economy to something quite different.
A Mother's Faith Journey Through Her Daughter's Addiction
Author: Judy Tomczak
The reality is that very few of our loved ones will make it through addiction without huge costs. Some of them won t survive, and some of us won t survive to see them come through. I decided to give myself a motto to follow: What I cannot control will not control me. Judy Tomczak faced some heartbreaking experiences in her adult years, but nothing challenged her faith, health and spirit more than her daughter s battle with addictions. Judy faced losing her daughter again and again to the dangerous lifestyle that kept pulling her downwards. The guilt, shame, and fear that a mother feels while watching her child fight this battle is more than anyone can bear alone. This is the story of one mother s struggle to overcome that which she cannot control." "I read Judy s book in one sitting. I couldn t help myself. Her honest, candid description of life as the mother of an (entirely loved) addict drew me in, making me mad, making me laugh, making me hope that this time the change would stick. But it didn t. Over and over again, it didn't. But what did stick is a mother s love in the midst of unconscionable heartache and the Presence of a faithful, loving God whose specialty is healing hearts that seem beyond repair." - Ann Mainse, former co-host of "100 Huntley Street "and founder of" Full Circle. "If all Christian non-fiction writers would dare be this real, they would fill the bestseller lists every year. - Kerry McKibbon, Pastor s wife, Evangel Pentecostal Church, Brantford, Ontario" "This book is a must-read for any person that has had their life turned upsidedown because of a loved one s addiction. As a mother of a daughter with an addiction, Judy bravely outlines this journey and also captures the central role her faith played during this time. - Lindsay Serbu, Family Intervention Specialist/Concurrent Disorders Outreach Team Supervisor, St. Leonard s Community Services Addiction and Mental Health Programs " About the Author Judy Tomczak is the youngest daughter of Rev. Lorne Shepherd, founder of Heart to Heart Family Ministries. Life was relatively calm until her adult years but nothing challenged her faith and well-being more than watching her daughter fight the battle of addiction. Judy has committed herself to being a conversation starter and storyteller to do her small part in lifting the veil of guilt and shame that often surrounds mental illness and addiction. Knowing you are not alone is often the first step in seeking help."
Ein rastloser, wortgewandter Autor und ein origineller Denker Die Weltlage ist zum Verzweifeln. Alles wird immer nur schlechter. Doch das hat auch sein Gutes. Der bekannte Philosoph und Kulturkritiker Slavoj Žižek analysiert das aktuelle Elend auf zwei Ebenen: Im ersten Teil geht es um den ökonomisch-politischen Schlamassel, in dem wir stecken, von der vergeblichen Mühe der Syriza-Partei, aus den Zwängen des Kapitalismus auszusteigen, über TTIP, das Internet der Dinge, die weltweite Migration bis zur Rückkehr der Religion als politischer Faktor. Im zweiten Teil, auf der Ebene der Ideologie, analysiert Žižek u.a. die »terroristische Bedrohung«, die politische Korrektheit sowie den neuen Populismus. Angesichts der Lage zieht es der Philosoph vor, verzweifelt zu sein. Denn erst wenn es keine Hoffnung mehr gibt, wird der wahre Mut freigesetzt, kann fundamentaler Wandel auf den Weg gebracht werden.
When the night is darkest, the day is about to break. The secular world statement that tough times do not last but tough people do, is so loaded, so much that if a man with senses can decipher the meaning beyond its face value; the depth begins to surface most specially when your toughness is rooted n God through Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
Take a journey with twin brothers Andre and Anthony Willingham as they triumph over debt. Anthony, who has done everything wrong with money-and then some-finds himself deep in credit card debt and owing the IRS thousands of dollars. Follow the steps that Andre taught Anthony to help him overcome his depression and sleepless nights-and finally find peace of mind.
My name is Kristine. I grew up in small town Missouri where you either knew everyone or everyone knew of you. I am a twin and the middle child of 5. When I was six my step dad began sexually, physically, and emotionally abusing my sister and I. At thirteen my step-dad finally went to prison and at seventeen my twin brother was murdered. I ran away shortly thereafter and found alcohol, sex and prescription drugs. Eventually I found Jesus Christ. Having learned how much God loved me to look at the events of my life as just things. I also learned that "All things (even mine) work together for the good of those who love the Lord and for those who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28. God eventually led me to restore my relationship with my real dad, speak forgiveness to and share the gospel with my step-dad, write letters of forgiveness to those involved in my brother's death and boldly proclaim what He is doing in my life. These things have been used to relieve me from the need to drown my pain and emotions in alcohol and prescription drugs, give me a fulfilling relationship with my husband and show me that the "better life" comes from Him. Matthew 11:28-30 helped me to realize that my life wasn't mine. It was His. It was a gift I had to give back to Him. And it was His gift that I had to share with others. This caused me to begin writing and in April 2008 I was given the idea of beginning my own ministry. After six months of prayer God enlightened me on the idea of Freedom Rings Ministries and the a website www.freedomringsministries.com was born.
The straight-from-the-heart stories told here illuminate that often murky world of those who have lost a spouse. In revealing detail, surviving spouses describe the minutiae of tragedy and the greater hope of life beyond death. For the newly-bereaved and for those who care about them, this book offers understanding-someone does know how they feel-and possibly solace.
Bienes publicos - America Latina by Antonio Estache,Martin Rodriguez Pardina
A Guide to Understanding and Relief from the Pain of Nerve Problems
Author: Scott M. Fried
Category: Health & Fitness
A newly published book spells out in detail how people with carpal tunnel syndrome do not have to suffer needlessly, nor do they always have to think of surgery as their only help. Statistics show that fully, 50% of the half million Americans who undergo surgery for this ailment each year can obtain full or partial relief by more conservative treatment.
Before The Road by Cormac McCarthy brought apocalyptic fiction into the mainstream, there was science fiction. No longer relegated to the fringes of literature, this explosive collection of the world’s best apocalyptic writers brings the inventors of alien invasions, devastating meteors, doomsday scenarios, and all-out nuclear war back to the bookstores with a bang. The best writers of the early 1900s were the first to flood New York with tidal waves, destroy Illinois with alien invaders, paralyze Washington with meteors, and lay waste to the Midwest with nuclear fallout. Now collected for the first time ever in one apocalyptic volume are those early doomsday writers and their contemporaries, including Neil Gaiman, Orson Scott Card, Lucius Shepard, Robert Sheckley, Norman Spinrad, Arthur C. Clarke, William F. Nolan, Poul Anderson, Fredric Brown, Lester del Rey, and more. Relive these childhood classics or discover them here for the first time. Each story details the eerie political, social, and environmental destruction of our world.
When Dee's parents died suddenly and she became an orphan, the shock was overwhelming. Her future unknown, Dee was about to begin a harrowing yet insightful journey of self discovery and identity. This book is the account of her experiences, and the questions that arose for her. Why are we here? What is life about? Where are we from? Written with honesty and a unique, personal perspective, Both Sides of the Fence: The Gifts in U shows us that life involves continuous growth and that no matter how difficult our challenges, no one can take the love you have for yourself away. This was shown to Dee after her mother's death and proves how strong love is. It's a belief she holds close to her heart and guides her in her work as a medium. "Dee's book shows us that life is far more colorful than we can imagine. It chronicles Dee's life, from a tragic childhood, to the person she is today, and teaches us that we can overcome anything life throws at us! Both Sides of the Fence: The Gifts in U is filled with love, humor and honesty, and reminds us that we are never alone! Dee has an amazing gift. She can connect with everyone, and through herself and her guide, can teach us that love is all that matters" - Kelly Andrews, Liverpool, England Dee lives in Loughton in Essex, England. She hopes that the message in Both Sides of the Fence reflects the gifts in U. http: //sbpra.com/DeeWeldonBird
And 947 Other Pithy Pronouncements on Life from the Cynical Side of the Tracks
Author: Stephen Wicks
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub
Readers of The Light at the End of the Tunnel . . . Is an Oncoming Train will find a healthy supply of wisdom, truth, and knowledge in this wry, entertaining collection of the best cynical quotations to date.Wicks's compilation of almost 1,000 quotes is loaded with sharp-witted quips, edgy anecdotes, and cutting criticisms. World-class curmudgeons such as Lillian Hellman, Fran Lebowitz, and Dave Barry cover topics ranging from relationships to cats to vegetarians. The material will resonate with anyone who has ever paused to reflect on the absurdity of life.
Mark C. Taylor provocatively claims that contemporary art has lost its way. With the art market now mirroring the art of finance, many artists create works solely for the purpose of luring investors and inspiring trade among hedge funds and private equity firms. When art is commodified, corporatized, and financialized, it loses its critical edge and is transformed into a financial instrument calculated to maximize profitable returns. Joseph Beuys, Matthew Barney, James Turrell, and Andy Goldsworthy are artists who differ in style, yet they all defy the trends that have diminished art's potential in recent decades. They understand that art is a transformative practice drawing inspiration directly and indirectly from ancient and modern, Eastern and Western forms of spirituality. For Beuys, anthroposophy, alchemy, and shamanism drive his multimedia presentations; for Barney and Goldsworthy, Celtic mythology informs their art; and for Turrell, Quakerism and Hopi myth and ritual shape his vision. Eluding traditional genres and classifications, these artists combine spiritually inspired styles and techniques with material reality, creating works that resist merging space into cyberspace in a way that overwhelms local contexts with global networks. Their art reminds us of life's irreducible materiality and humanity's inescapability of place. For them, art is more than just an object or process—it is a vehicle transforming human awareness through actions echoing religious ritual. By lingering over the extraordinary work of Beuys, Barney, Turrell, and Goldsworthy, Taylor not only creates a novel and personal encounter with their art but also opens a new understanding of overlooked spiritual dimensions in our era.