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.
This volume provides an account of the Vietnam War. Starting with Ho Chi Minh's revolt against the French, the book takes the reader through the succeeding years as scholars, government officials and others recount the important events and examine issues that arose during this tumultuous time.
Take a journey with twin brothers Andre and Anthony Willingham as they triumph over debt. Anthony, who has done everything wrong with moneyand then somefinds 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 nightsand finally find peace of mind.
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."
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.
Biography & Autobiography by Gisela H. E. Schneider
Towards the Light at the End of the Tunnel is the autobiography of Gisela H. Schneider, a German civilian who experienced a hair-raising childhood and adolescence growing up in Hitler's Third Reich. After World War II, the author attempted under extremely dangerous conditions to find her brother and their mother and reunite their scattered family. The family lived behind the Iron Curtain for many years although the author herself was able to escape to West Germany in 1946 with the help of cousins. The author married soon afterwards and eventually immigrated with her husband and four children to the United States. But life in her new country was not without its personal challenges. Her marriage was not a happy one. After many years, she at last found the courage and determination to establish a new and rewarding life for herself on her own terms. Ms. Schneider's story is a riveting and inspirational tale of hope and survival under almost-unimaginable conditions. Considered in the historical context of her time, Towards the Light at the End of the Tunnel also presents a point of view of world events that is still very little known or even acknowledged in the United States.
Thomas Hardy once said, 'A tale must be exceptional enough to justify its telling.' I think my story is exceptional. Maybe you will think so too. Whatever one thinks, I have learnt through this story the value of persistence, patience, positive attitude and perseverance - such precious qualities in life. There is light at the end of the tunnel, but one has to find the way there.
Light at the end of the tunnel for anyone living with a loved one’s alcohol problem
Author: Anne Morshead
Light at the end of the tunnel for anyone living with a loved one’s alcohol problem If your life has been brought down by a loved one’s drinking problem or affected by the family disease of alcoholism, then this book is for you. It reassures you that you are not alone and isolated; gives valuable information about alcohol; and, most importantly, shows you the way to a freedom from the effects of loving an alcoholic. As the partner of a recovering alcoholic, Anne honestly and frankly describes her journey through the haze of living with this problem. A trained couples counsellor, she analyses her own behavior and, in so doing, encourages you to face reality, along with giving you some tools to change your life, leading to serenity and, above all, hope for the future.
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.