The Great Wing

Author: Louis A. Tartaglia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451654391
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
The Great Wing transforms the timeless miracle of the migration of a flock of geese into a parable for the modern age. It recounts a young goose’s own reluctant but steady transformation from gangly fledgling to Grand Goose and his triumph over the turmoils of his soul and the buffeting of a mighty Atlantic storm. In The Great Wing, our potential as individuals is affirmed, as is the power of group prayer, or the “Flock Mind.” As we make the journey with this goose and his flock, we rediscover that we tie our own potential into the power of the common good by way of attributes such as honesty, hope, courage, perseverance, spirituality, and service. The young goose’s trial and tribulations, as well as his triumph, are our own.

Books in Print

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF
Download Now
Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

The Rise of the Right Wing 1964 2006

Author: John T Stinson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595422861
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
The terrible result in Iraq is the consequence of bad planning and misbegotten ideology on a scale never before seen in America. This book explains how it developed out of a reactionary right wing movement that came to power with Ronald Reagan and has since dominated the American political scene. The history of the right wing is traced from the Goldwater campaign of 1964 and key aspects of the ideology are examined. With this background, actions of the Bush administration are shown as carefully following the doctrine, often against the nation's interest, as with Iraq. Right wing practice turned a mistake into the worst ever-American foreign policy boondoggle and for the present lost the war on terror. The full dimensions of the Iraq debacle and how the right rose to power are not well understood thanks to the influence of a right wing controlled media and the most successful propaganda campaign in the history of the world. How it achieved this insidious position is another primary topic. How an aristocracy of wealth rose to power and destroyed our manufacturing, our financial well-being, and our international standing makes for a fascinating tale.

Spreading My Wings

Author: Diana Barnato Walker
Publisher: Grub Street Publishers
ISBN: 1908117656
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
The remarkable autobiography of a pioneering female aviator who left a privileged life to serve in World War II. Her father was a millionaire race-car driver who became chairman of Bentley Motors, and her grandfather cofounded the De Beers mining company. But by the late 1930s, debutante Diana Barnato had enough of her affluent, chaperoned existence and sought excitement in flying—soloing at Brooklands after only six hours’ training. Joining the Air Transport Auxiliary in 1941 to help ferry aircraft to squadrons and bases throughout the country, she flew scores of different aircraft—fighters, bombers, and trainers—in all kinds of conditions, and without a radio. By 1945, Barnato had lost many friends, a fiancé, and a husband—but she continued to fly. In 1962 she was awarded the Jean Lennox Bird Trophy for notable achievement in aviation, but her greatest moment was yet to come, when in 1963 she flew a Lightning through the sound barrier, becoming “the fastest woman in the world.” Spreading My Wings is her remarkable memoir, brimming with history and adventure.

Perfekt Der berlegene Weg zum Erfolg

Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446438203
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Wie haben wir Erfolg, ohne verbissen zu sein? Wie schaffen wir es, unser Privatleben und unseren Beruf so miteinander zu verbinden, dass sie sich ergänzen und bereichern? Wie schöpfen wir aus der Fülle, statt uns vom Alltag auffressen zu lassen? Um all diese Fragen geht es in „Perfekt!“, dem neuen Buch von Robert Greene („Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht“). Und der Bestseller-Autor aus den USA bietet Lösungen: Mit Beispielen aus der Welt der Literatur und der Geschichte zeigt er, wie wir Schritt für Schritt herausfinden, wo unsere wirklichen Talente liegen und wie wir jene elegante Souveränität erlangen, nach der viele streben, die aber nur wenige erreichen.