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90 Miles to Havana PDF Book By Enrique Flores-Galbis

90 Miles to Havana

  • Author: Enrique Flores-Galbis
  • ISBN Code: : 1429969679
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 996 Readers
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When Julian's parents make the heartbreaking decision to send him and his two brothers away from Cuba to Miami via the Pedro Pan operation, the boys are thrust into a new world where bullies run rampant and it's not always clear how best to protect themselves. 90 Miles to Havana is a 2011 Pura Belpre Honor Book for Narrative and a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

American Black History (ENHANCED eBook) PDF Book By Walter Hazen

American Black History (ENHANCED eBook)

  • Author: Walter Hazen
  • ISBN Code: : 1429109912
  • Publisher : Lorenz Educational Press
  • Page : 100 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 970 Readers
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"American Black History" is a concise yet thorough treatment of 500 years of African American history from its origins in the civilizations of Africa through the grim early years in America and the quest for freedom and civil rights. Richly illustrated, the book vividly details the rise of slavery, the abolitionist movement, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the role of blacks in the nation's wars, the Harlem Renaissance, the emergence of the civil rights era, and the arduous struggle for the full claims of citizenship. Lively portraits of key cultural and political figures such as Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and countless others make clear the enormous contributions of blacks in America. Tests, answer key, and bibliography are included.

Leaders For Life PDF Book By Will Meier

Leaders For Life

  • Author: Will Meier
  • ISBN Code: : 193994449X
  • Publisher : Whitaker House
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 816 Readers
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DISCOVER AND MASTER THE SECRETS OF C-LEVEL LEADERSHP. Process is an often overlooked, but crucial element to the study and practice of leadership. Finding your point of reference and learning to recognize, navigate and integrate the different phases of the process are among the most important outcomes from embracing the 12C NOW Leadership model. Leaders for Life uniquely integrates biblical perspective along with contemporary and historic case studies that provide benchmarks to create champions who solve complex problems. This practical handbook introduces a disruptive paradigm for leadership and provides the blueprint for effective C-level leadership. It includes coaching exercises and action steps for how to develop the leaders our world so desperately needs.

The Key to Sustainable Cities PDF Book By Gwendolyn Hallsmith

The Key to Sustainable Cities

  • Author: Gwendolyn Hallsmith
  • ISBN Code: : 1550923978
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Architecture
  • Reviews : 523 Readers
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A powerful tool for leveraging change toward sustainability.

The Abolitionist Movement PDF Book By Walter Hazen

The Abolitionist Movement

  • Author: Walter Hazen
  • ISBN Code: : 0787727296
  • Publisher : Milliken Publishing Company
  • Page : 21 pages
  • Genre : Education
  • Reviews : 314 Readers
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This richly illustrated packet vividly details African Americans' quest for freedom and civil rights in America. Students will learn about white paternalism, slave uprisings, the American Colonization Society, the Missouri Compromise, the Abolitionist movement, the Underground Railroad, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and more. Lively portraits of key cultural and political figures such as Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, and others make clear the enormous contributions of blacks in America. Tests, answer key, and bibliography are included.

Miles to Go for Freedom PDF Book By Linda Barrett Osborne

Miles to Go for Freedom

  • Author: Linda Barrett Osborne
  • ISBN Code: : 1613122063
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Page : 128 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 895 Readers
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DIVTold through unforgettable first-person accounts, photographs, and other primary sources, this book is an overview of racial segregation and early civil rights efforts in the United States from the 1890s to 1954, a period known as the Jim Crow years. Multiple perspectives are examined as the book looks at the impact of legal segregation and discrimination on the day-to-day life of black and white Americans across the country. Complete with a bibliography and an index, this book is an important addition to black history books for young readers. UPraise for Miles to Go for Freedom/uU /u*STARRED REVIEW*/divDIV“A detailed and thought-provoking account of segregation. A valuable and comprehensive perspective on American race relations.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review /divDIV/divDIV*STARRED REVIEW*/div“Readers will come away moved, saddened, troubled by this stain on their country’s past and filled with abiding respect for those who fought and overcame. Osborne expertly guides readers through this painful, turbulent time of segregation, enabling them to understand fully the victims’ struggles and triumphs as they worked courageously to set things right.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review *STARRED REVIEW* “The text is elegant and understated. Drawing on personal interviews, the author provides incidents of everyday racism that young people will be able to grasp and relate to immediately.” —School Library Journal, starred review "Tight, consistent focus, pristine organization, and eminently browsable illustrations make this middle-school offering a strong recommendation." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Osborne’s book is a well-written chronicle of the African-American struggle for equal rights in the United States. The reader will be quickly engaged." —Library Media Connection

A Race to Freedom PDF Book By David Williams

A Race to Freedom

  • Author: David Williams
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Fonthill Media
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Transportation
  • Reviews : 264 Readers
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Mira Slovak was born in Czechoslovakia and endured both the Nazi occupation and the brutal Russian liberation. He joined the Czech Air force, rising to Captain by the age of 21. When he could no longer tolerate life under the Communists, he hijacked an airliner and flew across the Iron Curtain to freedom. He went to work for the CIA and was eventually sent to the US and given a job as Bill Boeing, Jr's personal pilot. When Boeing began racing Hydroplanes in the late 1950s, Mira was his driver. During his ten year career as a hydroplane driver, he won many races and two national championships. He met Presidents and dated movie starlets. After a serious hydroplane accident, Slovak switched to airplanes where he won another national championship. When he retired from racing he became a stunt pilot and public speaker and talked about the value of freedom and how we should value it above everything else. He outlasted Communism and when it collapsed in 1990 he returned to his home, only to realize that his true home was, and always would, be the United States.

Tweeting to Freedom: An Encyclopedia of Citizen Protests and Uprisings around the World PDF Book By Jim Willis,Anthony R. Fellow

Tweeting to Freedom: An Encyclopedia of Citizen Protests and Uprisings around the World

  • Author: Jim Willis,Anthony R. Fellow
  • ISBN Code: : 1440840059
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 367 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 595 Readers
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This book provides an insightful and comprehensive look at the issues regarding the use of the Internet and social media by activists in more than 30 countries—and how many governments in these countries are trying to blunt these efforts to promote freedom. • Provides an interdisciplinary exploration of how the Internet and social media can be used to spotlight oppression and bring about needed change • Explains how some governments are working to block access to unauthorized Internet sites to stop activists' efforts • Presents profiles of some of the leading activists around the world and their use of the media to get their messages out • Offers material useful for students studying geography, world cultures, social studies, journalism, sociology, or political science

From Fugitive to Freedom PDF Book By Steven Otfinoski

From Fugitive to Freedom

  • Author: Steven Otfinoski
  • ISBN Code: : 1515736369
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Page : 112 pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 304 Readers
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In an immersive, exciting narrative nonfiction format, this powerful book follows a selection of people who experienced the Underground Railroad.

The Boy Who Said No PDF Book By Patti Sheehy

The Boy Who Said No

  • Author: Patti Sheehy
  • ISBN Code: : 1608090817
  • Publisher : Oceanview Publishing
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 783 Readers
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As a boy Frank Mederos’ grandfather teaches him to fish, to navigate the seas, and to think for himself, much needed skills under the new Castro regime. When Frank is drafted into the army, he is soon promoted to the Special Forces, where he is privy to top military secrets. But young Frank has no sympathy for Fidel. He thirsts for freedom and longs to join his girlfriend who has left Cuba for America. Frank yearns to defect, but his timing couldn’t be worse. After two unsuccessful escape attempts, Frank learns that the departure of the next available boat conflicts with upcoming military exercises. If he stays, he will miss the boat. If he doesn’t, he will be the object of a massive manhunt. Problems abound: How will Frank escape the army base without being seen? Where will he hide until the boat comes? How can he outwit his commanding officer? And how can he elude hundreds of soldiers ordered to bring him back “dead or alive”? Frank’s true story, a tale of love, loss and courage that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page is turned.

The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom PDF Book By Wilbur Henry Siebert

The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom

  • Author: Wilbur Henry Siebert
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Page : 1575 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 915 Readers
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"The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom" by Wilbur Henry Siebert. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The underground railroad from slavery to freedom PDF Book By William Henry Siebert

The underground railroad from slavery to freedom

  • Author: William Henry Siebert
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Dalcassian Publishing Company
  • Page : pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 317 Readers
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Read and download full book The underground railroad from slavery to freedom

A Thousand Miles to Freedom PDF Book By Eunsun Kim,Sébastien Falletti

A Thousand Miles to Freedom

  • Author: Eunsun Kim,Sébastien Falletti
  • ISBN Code: : 1466870885
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 222 Readers
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Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child Eunsun loved her country...despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the country-wide famine escalated. By the time she was eleven years old, Eunsun's father and grandparents had died of starvation, and Eunsun was in danger of the same. Finally, her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister, not knowing that they were embarking on a journey that would take them nine long years to complete. Before finally reaching South Korea and freedom, Eunsun and her family would live homeless, fall into the hands of Chinese human traffickers, survive a North Korean labor camp, and cross the deserts of Mongolia on foot. Now, Eunsun is sharing her remarkable story to give voice to the tens of millions of North Koreans still suffering in silence. Told with grace and courage, her memoir is a riveting exposé of North Korea's totalitarian regime and, ultimately, a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit.

Runways to Freedom PDF Book By Robert Body

Runways to Freedom

  • Author: Robert Body
  • ISBN Code: : 1326635166
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 342 Readers
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"Runways to Freedom", is based on years of extensive research into the Special Duties Squadrons, and many conversations with veterans and family members. The need for a means to drop agents and supplies into Occupied Europe fell outside the normal duties of RAF squadrons so, in March 1940, RAF Tempsford in Bedfordshire became the base for No.138 (SD) Squadron and No. 161 (SD) Squadrons. Flying mainly by the light of the full moon, these two squadrons operated throughout the length and breadth of Western Europe, delivering agents and supplies. Without the agents the secret services would have been hamstrung, and without the supplies the resistance movements would have been unable to participate in the armed struggle. By the end of the war, the Squadrons had, between them, lost in excess of 600 men. THIS IS THEIR STORY.

Moving from Fear to Freedom PDF Book By Grace Fox

Moving from Fear to Freedom

  • Author: Grace Fox
  • ISBN Code: : 0736934987
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 106 Readers
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Fear was not part of God's original agenda for his creation. It slithered onto the scene when Adam and Eve sinned, causing a tear in their relationship with God. And even though fear touches every life and can still debilitate people today, the news isn't all bad. Popular speaker and author Grace Fox demonstrates how believers can face their fear and actually let it be a catalyst for change. Readers will learn how to stop hiding from God and instead develop a deeper relationship with Him. This is what she calls "the upside of fear": When we cry out to God for help, He answers, and we experience Him in new ways. Each chapter highlights a particular area where readers can begin to experience freedom from fears about their personal identity, their finances, their kids, the future, and more.

Black in America PDF Book By Enobong Hannah Branch,Christina Jackson

Black in America

  • Author: Enobong Hannah Branch,Christina Jackson
  • ISBN Code: : 1509531416
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 511 Readers
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At the start of the twentieth century, the pre-eminent black sociologist, W.E.B. DuBois, identified the color line as America's great problem. While the color line is increasingly variegated beyond black and white, and more openly discussed than ever before as more racial and ethnic groups call America home, his words still ring true. Today, post-racial and colorblind ideals dominate the American narrative, obscuring the reality of racism and discrimination, hiding if only temporarily the inconvenience of deep racial disparity. This is the quintessential American paradox: our embrace of the ideals of meritocracy despite the systemic racial advantages and disadvantages accrued across generations. This book provides a sociology of the Black American experience. To be Black in America is to exist amongst myriad contradictions: racial progress and regression, abject poverty amidst profound wealth, discriminatory policing yet equal protection under the law. This book explores these contradictions in the context of residential segregation, labor market experiences, and the criminal justice system, among other topics, highlighting the historical processes and contemporary social arrangements that simultaneously reinforce race and racism, necessitating resistance in post-civil rights America.

Let Freedom Ring PDF Book By Kitty Kelley

Let Freedom Ring

  • Author: Kitty Kelley
  • ISBN Code: : 1250022835
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Photography
  • Reviews : 926 Readers
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A bestselling author and legendary photographer present an illuminating look at a pivotal moment in our nation's history: The March on Washington Despite the heat and humidity, people came in droves from across the country and around the world, heading for the towering spire of the Washington Monument in our nation's capital. All of the marchers—black, white, Christian, and Jew—shared the same dream: freedom and equality for 19 million African Americans. Almost 300,000 strong, the marchers poured into Washington, D.C., to bear witness, to hear the immortal words of Martin Luther King, Jr., and to petition Congress to pass the President's Civil Rights bill. Stanley Tretick, a seasoned photojournalist best known for his iconic images of President Kennedy and his family, was also in the crowd, drawing inspiration from the historic scenes unfolding before him. In this magnificent book, his stirring photographs of that day are published for the first time. Accompanied by an insightful essay and captions from bestselling author Kitty Kelley, as well as a moving foreword by Marian Wright Edelman, Let Freedom Ring commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington and celebrates the crescendo of the Civil Rights movement in America.

Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom PDF Book By William Craft,Ellen Craft

Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom

  • Author: William Craft,Ellen Craft
  • ISBN Code: : 1775415325
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Page : 120 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 723 Readers
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Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom details the escape of Ellen and William Craft from slavery in Georgia in the United States. Well publicized at the time, the married couple became celebrities in the abolitionist struggle. Their daring and risky plan meant passing the light-skinned Ellen off as a white male traveling with 'his' slave, William, as no woman would have traveled alone with a slave at the time. Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom gives a unique historical opportunity to witness a first hand account of notions of race, gender and class as they stood in a nineteenth century society which treated them as fixed and defining.

In Order to Live PDF Book By Yeonmi Park,Maryanne Vollers

In Order to Live

  • Author: Yeonmi Park,Maryanne Vollers
  • ISBN Code: : 0698409361
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 592 Readers
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“I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea.” - Yeonmi Park "One of the most harrowing stories I have ever heard - and one of the most inspiring." - The Bookseller “Park's remarkable and inspiring story shines a light on a country whose inhabitants live in misery beyond comprehension. Park's important memoir showcases the strength of the human spirit and one young woman's incredible determination to never be hungry again.” —Publishers Weekly In In Order to Live, Yeonmi Park shines a light not just into the darkest corners of life in North Korea, describing the deprivation and deception she endured and which millions of North Korean people continue to endure to this day, but also onto her own most painful and difficult memories. She tells with bravery and dignity for the first time the story of how she and her mother were betrayed and sold into sexual slavery in China and forced to suffer terrible psychological and physical hardship before they finally made their way to Seoul, South Korea—and to freedom. Park confronts her past with a startling resilience. In spite of everything, she has never stopped being proud of where she is from, and never stopped striving for a better life. Indeed, today she is a human rights activist working determinedly to bring attention to the oppression taking place in her home country. Park’s testimony is heartbreaking and unimaginable, but never without hope. This is the human spirit at its most indomitable.

She Came to Slay PDF Book By Erica Armstrong Dunbar

She Came to Slay

  • Author: Erica Armstrong Dunbar
  • ISBN Code: : 1982139668
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 575 Readers
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In the bestselling tradition of The Notorious RBG comes a lively, informative, and illustrated tribute to one of the most exceptional women in American history—Harriet Tubman—a heroine whose fearlessness and activism still resonates today. Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad. As a leading abolitionist, her bravery and selflessness has inspired generations in the continuing struggle for civil rights. Now, National Book Award nominee Erica Armstrong Dunbar presents a fresh take on this American icon blending traditional biography, illustrations, photos, and engaging sidebars that illuminate the life of Tubman as never before. Not only did Tubman help liberate hundreds of slaves, she was the first woman to lead an armed expedition during the Civil War, worked as a spy for the Union Army, was a fierce suffragist, and was an advocate for the aged. She Came to Slay reveals the many complexities and varied accomplishments of one of our nation’s true heroes and offers an accessible and modern interpretation of Tubman’s life that is both informative and engaging. Filled with rare outtakes of commentary, an expansive timeline of Tubman’s life, photos (both new and those in public domain), commissioned illustrations, and sections including “Harriet By the Numbers” (number of times she went back down south, approximately how many people she rescued, the bounty on her head) and “Harriet’s Homies” (those who supported her over the years), She Came to Slay is a stunning and powerful mix of pop culture and scholarship and proves that Harriet Tubman is well deserving of her permanent place in our nation’s history.

Fight for Falklands Freedom PDF Book By Harold Briley

Fight for Falklands Freedom

  • Author: Harold Briley
  • ISBN Code: : 1803990899
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 508 Readers
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The world was told about the Falkland Islands invasion by radio, the news sweeping across the globe. Historian and war correspondent Sir Max Hastings, reporting from the Falkland Islands front-line, called it ‘the Radio Man’s War’ because it had a wider and quicker global reach. Harold Briley was the BBC ‘radio man’ in Buenos Aires. He broke the story on the BBC World Service and brought the Falklands saga to life. Previously the Falkland Islands were virtually unknown, but after Argentina invaded, and Britain reacted sending a Task Force 8,000 miles to liberate the Islanders, they made the front pages overnight. Harold Briley recounts the events of the time, from his eyewitness standpoint, as the man on the ground in Argentina. This book both recounts events and explains the attitude of the Falklands before and since the conflict, and the activities of the Argentine dictatorship intent on getting sovereignty.

Citizen Mack PDF Book By Connie Mack

Citizen Mack

  • Author: Connie Mack
  • ISBN Code: : 1612544622
  • Publisher : BrownBooks.ORM
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 111 Readers
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A former US Senator looks back on his eighteen-year career in Washington, his battle with cancer, and his life after politics. Citizen Mack: Politics, An Honorable Calling is former Republican US Senator Connie Mack III’s memoir, detailing his life in the world of Washington D.C. politics, and where that lead him afterwards. From his beginning as a member of the House of Representatives from Florida through the 80s, to his escalation to a Senator for the duration of the 90s, Mack offers an inside look into the political culture and climate of the nation as it closed out the twentieth century and progressed into the twenty first. Readers will experience a thorough and honest account of what the world of Washington looks like, from a man whom George W. Bush wanted as his running mate; who took part in the debate over one of the country’s most contentious Supreme Court Justice appointments; whose voice mattered when it came to deciding whether to remove President Bill Clinton from office, following his impeachment by the House. All this and more Mack recounts as a once-politician, now-citizen: Citizen Mack. Praise for Citizen Mack “Citizen Mack is the story of a life of public service—and a lot more. I was privileged to serve with Connie in the US Senate and can tell you his own service validates his belief that “politics is an honorable calling.” His leadership outside of politics—especially in the war on cancer—makes it equally clear that there is more to his life than politics.” —Joe Lieberman, Former US Senator “When I was diagnosed with cancer in 1995, then senator Connie Mack, whom I hardly knew, called me to say, “Don’t worry, Sam, I had the same thing, and I’m OK now—you will be too.” Can you imagine what that did for me? This wonderful man has helped people through a lifetime of selfless public service. Read his story, Citizen Mack, and consider how times have changed.” —Sam Donaldson, Former ABC News Anchor “A wonderful book about more than politics. It is also the story of how Senator Mack and his wife, Priscilla, survived cancer and how she shed her careful cloak of privacy, joined the fight, and became an inspiration and a force in the Race for the Cure.” —Nancy G. Brinker, Founder of Susan G. Komen and Promise Fund of FL, Global Cancer Advocate, Consultant, and Three-Time US Ambassador

Long Walk to Freedom PDF Book By Nelson Mandela

Long Walk to Freedom

  • Author: Nelson Mandela
  • ISBN Code: : 9780759521049
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Page : 576 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 987 Readers
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The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

Freedom's Rush: Tales from The Biker and The Beast PDF Book By Foster Kinn

Freedom's Rush: Tales from The Biker and The Beast

  • Author: Foster Kinn
  • ISBN Code: : 1936449579
  • Publisher : Hugo House Publishers, Ltd.
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : Travel
  • Reviews : 186 Readers
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When you're out riding, things happen. If you keep at it, everything happens.... Thus goes the simple wisdom of Foster Kinn in Freedom's Rush: Tales from a Biker and His Beast. Join Foster as he travels through the continental United States with an occasional detour into Canada, experience with him all that can happen in the "day in a life" of a biker: "Sometimes you're hungry, sometimes you eat too much. Sometimes you're unbearably hot, sometimes painfully cold. You lose things and get lost; you find things and find your way. You fall in love, you find things to despise. You bleed and you heal; you get sick, then you're invincible. The rains pelt, the snows blind, the winds make you helpless. You ride through gorgeous scenery and through desolate wastelands; all places are the way they're supposed to be and they're all perfect. It's life in microcosm." In part a celebration of the grandness of this wide, wonderful world, in part a meditation on the meaning of freedom and our sacred right to create, you will laugh with Kinn at all the wonderfully wacky characters he meets on the road, and you will be dazzled by the utter joy he finds as he rides. When you read the last line, you will know what he means when he writes: As long as freedoms exist, we will ride; As long as we ride, freedoms will exist.

Freedom's Main Line PDF Book By Derek Charles Catsam

Freedom's Main Line

  • Author: Derek Charles Catsam
  • ISBN Code: : 0813138868
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Page : 436 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 965 Readers
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Black Americans in the Jim Crow South could not escape the grim reality of racial segregation, whether enforced by law or by custom. In Freedom's Main Line: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides, author Derek Charles Catsam shows that courtrooms, classrooms, and cemeteries were not the only front lines in African Americans' prolonged struggle for basic civil rights. Buses, trains, and other modes of public transportation provided the perfect means for civil rights activists to protest the second-class citizenship of African Americans, bringing the reality of the violence of segregation into the consciousness of America and the world. In 1947, nearly a decade before the Supreme Court voided school segregation in Brown v. Board of Education, sixteen black and white activists embarked on a four-state bus tour, called the Journey of Reconciliation, to challenge discrimination in busing and other forms of public transportation. Although the Journey drew little national attention, it set the stage for the more timely and influential 1961 Freedom Rides. After the Supreme Court's 1960 ruling in Boynton v. Virginia that segregated public transportation violated the Interstate Commerce Act, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and other civil rights groups organized the Freedom Rides to test the enforcement of the ruling in buses and bus terminals across the South. Their goal was simple: "to make bus desegregation," as a CORE press release put it, "a reality instead of merely an approved legal doctrine." Freedom's Main Line argues that the Freedom Rides, a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement, were a logical, natural evolution of such earlier efforts as the Journey of Reconciliation, their organizers following models provided by previous challenges to segregation and relying on the principles of nonviolence so common in the larger movement. The impact of the Freedom Rides, however, was unprecedented, fixing the issue of civil rights in the national consciousness. Later activists were often dubbed Freedom Riders even if they never set foot on a bus. With challenges to segregated transportation as his point of departure, Catsam chronicles black Americans' long journey toward increased civil rights. Freedom's Main Line tells the story of bold incursions into the heart of institutional discrimination, journeys undertaken by heroic individuals who forced racial injustice into the national and international spotlight and helped pave the way for the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.

A Short History of The Civil War PDF Book By DK

A Short History of The Civil War

  • Author: DK
  • ISBN Code: : 0744026350
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 560 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 651 Readers
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Explore the fascinating history of America's bloodiest ever conflict. Combining expert historical insight with the eyewitness accounts of soldiers and civilians, A Short History of the Civil War offers a brilliant summary of the key events and wider context of the hostilities between North and South. Profiles of influential military and political leaders, and thought-provoking features on themes and experiences, from the evils of slavery to the treatment of wounded soldiers, bring the story dramatically to life. This book also features clear timelines that give an instant overview of the developments during the tumultuous war. Richly illustrated with a wealth of original artifacts, weaponry, and equipment, photography, and maps, this unique combination of imagery provides the most accessible, episode-by-episode account ever.

Fulfilling God’S Will PDF Book By Dr. George Peter Amegin

Fulfilling God’S Will

  • Author: Dr. George Peter Amegin
  • ISBN Code: : 1524671223
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Page : 308 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 917 Readers
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The story in this book is not about how one man against all odds took his family halfway around the world from Siberia to America. This is about how God reveals his wisdom, power, and knowledge in our present, everyday lives!

Buying a Business to Secure Your Financial Freedom PDF Book By Edward T. Pendarvis

Buying a Business to Secure Your Financial Freedom

  • Author: Edward T. Pendarvis
  • ISBN Code: : 0071466479
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 833 Readers
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The low-risk secret to a high-pro fit business--a perfect primer for first-time entrepreneurs More and more people are leaving their jobs and investing in small businesses--today's leading job growth opportunity. But isn't it risky? Not with Ed Pendarvis, whose business brokerage firm was rated #1 by Entrepreneur magazine. Once investors learn how to find and evaluate the right kind of business, the risks can be reduced--and profits dramatically increased. The secret lies in valuing and purchasing an already existing small business or franchise, one with a proven track record and potential for continued success. With this simple motivational guide, even a first-time entrepreneur can learn how to: Locate a business Negotiate a price Complete a sale Protect an investment Finance the future Achieve true financial freedom

A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to Freedom PDF Book By Desi Sanchez

A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to Freedom

  • Author: Desi Sanchez
  • ISBN Code: : 9781475955217
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Page : 216 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 562 Readers
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Author Desi Sanchez, a native of Cuba, was twenty-two years old when the Bay of Pigs incident took place there in 1961. He had made the decision to side against Fidel Castro long before the confrontation and served as a merchant marine in the SS Houston during the invasion. In 2010 Desi Sanchez received an honorary crew member certificate of the DDE-510 Eaton. Havana was Desi Sanchezs home. He was born there, grew up there, went to school there, and fell in love there. Eventually, however, as Castros regime began to take hold and everything began to change, he learned that home isnt where your life happened; its where your heart is. Sometimes you just have to find a new home. Originally writing his memoir in order to bridge the gap between generations within his own family, Sanchez has since come to realize the importance of preserving history from the perspectives of the participants for all to see. Now he shares his life story.

Freedom's Rush II: More Tales from the Biker and the Beast PDF Book By Foster Kinn

Freedom's Rush II: More Tales from the Biker and the Beast

  • Author: Foster Kinn
  • ISBN Code: : 1936449889
  • Publisher : Hugo House Publishers, Ltd.
  • Page : 306 pages
  • Genre : Travel
  • Reviews : 686 Readers
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Read and download full book Freedom's Rush II: More Tales from the Biker and the Beast

Women Heroes of the US Army PDF Book By Ann McCallum Staats

Women Heroes of the US Army

  • Author: Ann McCallum Staats
  • ISBN Code: : 0914091581
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 393 Readers
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Though early laws prohibited women from becoming soldiers, they still found ways to serve, even disguising themselves as men in order to participate in active battle. Women Heroes of the US Army chronicles the critical role women have played in strengthening the US Army from the birth of the nation to today. These smart, brave, and determined women led the way for their sisters to enter, grow and prosper in the forces defending the United States. Through the profiles highlighting the achievements of these trailblazers throughout history, young women today can envision an equitable future.

The Dawn of Aviation PDF Book By Roy Brooks

The Dawn of Aviation

  • Author: Roy Brooks
  • ISBN Code: : 1526786354
  • Publisher : Air World
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Transportation
  • Reviews : 490 Readers
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Shoreham airport, founded in 1910, is the oldest airport in the UK and the oldest purpose-built commercial airport in the world. Yet aviation began in Sussex far earlier, with balloonists making landfall at Kingsfold near Horsham in 1785. These early activities attracted much attention, with some 30,000 people gathering at Black Rock in Brighton, as well as on the surrounding hills, to watch the first balloon ascent from the town in July 1821 – using coal gas from the recently opened gas works. That particular balloonist, Charles Green, later became immortalized by Charles Dickens in his Sketches By Boz. The military were quick to appreciate the potential benefits of aerial observation and in 1880 balloons were deployed for the first time at the annual Volunteer Review at Brighton. Often wind conditions were not favorable for balloons, which prompted the army to consider employing kites and in June 1903 an international competition was held on the South Downs near Findon to see if kites could lift a man into the air. While this was found to be possible, it proved a terrifying experience for the unfortunate pilots. Before powered flight became a reality, it was gliders which were the first heavier than air machines to take to the skies. In 1902 Mr Jose Weiss began launching unmanned gliders off a ramp at Houghton Hill near Amberley, which flew up to two miles. But soon the internal combustion engine made powered, controlled flight a reality and on 7 November 1908, Alec Ogilvie flew a Wright Brothers biplane along the coast at Camber. By the time war broke out in 1914, the people of Sussex had seen the Brooklands to Brighton air race and the establishment of flying schools at Shoreham and Eastbourne. After the Armistice, aviation started becoming increasingly expensive and increasingly regulated. The halcyon days of swashbuckling amateurs taking to the skies in untested contraptions was drawing to a close.

Flying for Freedom PDF Book By Alois Siska

Flying for Freedom

  • Author: Alois Siska
  • ISBN Code: : 1844686388
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 217 Readers
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Alois Siska was born in Czechoslovakia and learnt to fly. He escaped to the UK after the German invasion and joined the R.A.F. He describes his experiences flying Wellington bombers. In December 1943 he was shot down and he and surviving members of the crew were adrift in the North Sea for 7 days in appalling conditions. Picked up by the Germans he underwent surgery to his badly wounded legs and became a POW. He suffered at the hands of the Gestapo and was held in numerous camps including Colditz. His injuries were so extensive that he was put under the care of Archibald McIndoe. Siska chose to return to his native country to join their air force but fell foul of the Communist authorities. His persecution is described in the closing chapters. His rank was restored only in 1991 on the collapse of the Communist regime. Despite his injuries he remained active until 2003 when he died just short of his 90th birthday. He was as an active member of the Czech Ex-R.A.F. Association, the R.A.F. Benevolent Fund in his country, and the Sue Ryder Homes for which he raised considerable funds. His death was marked with a fly-past of the Czech Air Force and he was posthumously awarded the highest military decoration—The Order of the White Lion.

Freedom PDF Book By Sebastian Junger

Freedom

  • Author: Sebastian Junger
  • ISBN Code: : 1443461989
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 936 Readers
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A profound rumination on the concept of freedom from the New York Times–bestselling author of Tribe Throughout history, humans have been driven by the quest for two cherished ideals: community and freedom. The two don’t coexist easily; we value individuality and self-reliance yet are utterly dependent on community for our most basic needs. In this intricately crafted and thought-provoking book, Sebastian Junger examines the tension that lies at the heart of what it means to be human. For much of a year, Junger and three friends—a conflict photographer and two Afghan war vets—walk the railroad lines of the east coast of the United States. It is an experiment in personal autonomy, but also in interdependence. Dodging railroad cops, sleeping under bridges, cooking over fires and drinking from creeks and rivers, the four men forge a unique reliance on one another. In Freedom, Junger weaves his account of this journey with other topics: primatology and boxing strategy, the history of labour strikes and Apache renegades, the role of women in resistance movements, and the brutal reality of life on the Pennsylvania frontier. Written in exquisite, razor-sharp prose, the result is a powerful examination of the primary desire that defines us.

Freedom 7 PDF Book By Colin Burgess

Freedom 7

  • Author: Colin Burgess
  • ISBN Code: : 3319011561
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Page : 266 pages
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Reviews : 896 Readers
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Inevitably, there are times in a nation’s history when its hopes, fears and confidence in its own destiny appear to hinge on the fate of a single person. One of these pivotal moments occurred on the early morning of May 5, 1961, when a 37-year-old test pilot squeezed himself into the confines of the tiny Mercury spacecraft that he had named Freedom 7. On that historic day, U.S. Navy Commander Alan Shepard carried with him the hopes, prayers, and anxieties of a nation as his Redstone rocket blasted free of the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, hurling him upwards on a 15-minute suborbital flight that also propelled the United States into the bold new frontier of human space exploration. This book tells the enthralling story of that pioeering flight as recalled by many of the participants in the Freedom 7 story, including Shepard himself, with anecdotal details and tales never before revealed in print. Although beaten into space just three weeks earlier by the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, Alan Shepard’s history-making mission aboard Freedom 7 nevertheless provided America’s first tentative step into space that would one day see its Apollo astronauts – including Alan Shepard – walk on the Moon.

Regulation, Crime and Freedom PDF Book By John Braithwaite

Regulation, Crime and Freedom

  • Author: John Braithwaite
  • ISBN Code: : 1000160483
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 380 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 620 Readers
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This title was first published in 2000: John Braithwaite is a distinguished criminologist with an international reputation in the study of regulation and globalization. This collection contains his most important and influential essays in criminal justice and business regulation. It has a substantial introduction explaining the thematization of his work around the design of regulatory systems to maximize freedoms as non-domination.

Defense logistics DOD has begun to improve supply distribution operations, but further actions are needed to sustain these efforts : report to the Subcommittee on Readiness, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives. PDF Book By

Defense logistics DOD has begun to improve supply distribution operations, but further actions are needed to sustain these efforts : report to the Subcommittee on Readiness, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives.

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  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
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Read and download full book Defense logistics DOD has begun to improve supply distribution operations, but further actions are needed to sustain these efforts : report to the Subcommittee on Readiness, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives.

Crimes of the Centuries: Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History [3 volumes] PDF Book By Steven Chermak Ph.D.,Frankie Y. Bailey Ph.D.

Crimes of the Centuries: Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History [3 volumes]

  • Author: Steven Chermak Ph.D.,Frankie Y. Bailey Ph.D.
  • ISBN Code: : 1610695941
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 1080 pages
  • Genre : True Crime
  • Reviews : 700 Readers
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This multivolume resource is the most extensive reference of its kind, offering a comprehensive summary of the misdeeds, perpetrators, and victims involved in the most memorable crime events in American history. • Supports national standards curriculum • Offers an extensive selection of primary documents to encourage critical thinking and reading practice • Includes photos and illustrations to help bring content to life • Features sidebars with illuminating crime facts and interesting anecdotes

Icons of Crime Fighting: Relentless Pursuers of Justice [2 volumes] PDF Book By Jeff Bumgarner

Icons of Crime Fighting: Relentless Pursuers of Justice [2 volumes]

  • Author: Jeff Bumgarner
  • ISBN Code: : 1567206735
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 712 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 421 Readers
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Notorious criminals have captured our imaginations for years and years. But we don't forget, either, the many people and organizations who fight back. J. Edgar Hoover and Eliot Ness have entered into the American psyche as two of our most aggressive and successful crime fighters. Still, there are others who have risen to the occasion, combating crime in all its manifestations. From the U.S. Marshals, FBI agents, and Secret Service to Rudy Giuliani, John Walsh— host of America's Most Wanted—and Joseph Pistone (aka Donnie Brasco), this set highlights some of the nation's bravest crime stoppers. Icons of Crime Fighting will enlighten the curious mind with a comprehensive overview of the most successful, the most well-known, and the most important crime fighters in recent American history. Part of our national culture, these figures represent all that is good about the American justice system. Moreover, they exemplify how individuals in the criminal justice system have made a real difference in law enforcement. These titans of law enforcement are profiled in this important and timely set. Those covered in the set include: Gun Fighters: U.S. Marshals of the Old West; Allan Pinkerton; The Texas Rangers; August Vollmer; J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI; Thomas Dewey; Robert Kennedy; Jim Garrison; Buford Pusser; Eddie Egan and Sonnie Grosso; Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein; Francisco Vincent Serpico; Joe Pistone, aka Donnie Brasco; Vincent T. Bugliosi; John Walsh; FBI Profilers; Sheriff Joe Arpaio; Mark Fuhrman; Rudolph Rudy Giuliani; Curtis Sliwa; Dr. Henry Lee; and Dr. Bill Blass.

The Encyclopedia of North American Indian Wars, 1607–1890: A Political, Social, and Military History [3 volumes] PDF Book By Spencer C. Tucker

The Encyclopedia of North American Indian Wars, 1607–1890: A Political, Social, and Military History [3 volumes]

  • Author: Spencer C. Tucker
  • ISBN Code: : 1851096035
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 1318 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 142 Readers
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This encyclopedia provides a broad, in-depth, and multidisciplinary look at the causes and effects of warfare between whites and Native Americans, encompassing nearly three centuries of history. • Entries written by over 50 leading scholars in the field • 25 charts • 26 maps • A glossary of terms