Getting Here From There

Author: Margaret R. Miles
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0718892631
Size: 57.76 MB
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Getting Here From There from the Author: Margaret R. Miles. This book of conversations between Margaret R. Miles and Hiroko Sakomura compares the experiences of two women who grew up in different societies, with different educations, different professions, and different religious orientations. Reflecting on the ways in which Japanese and American societies inhibited and enabled them, these two women share their struggles, difficulties, and achievements. All of this is set in the context of the feminist movement, one of the most radical social movements in the twentieth century, as women are gaining increments of equality with men in designing and administering the institutions of public life with opportunities, dangers, and rewards. This is a moment in which a critical mass of women 'want it all now' in the best sense of the phrase, seeking to preserve and reinterpret traditional values while exercising their capabilities and skills both in the home and in public life. This book is the memoir of two women's painful and joyful experiences in 'getting here from there'.

Getting Here

Author: William White Howells
Publisher: Howells House
ISBN: 9780929590165
Size: 45.72 MB
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Getting Here from the Author: William White Howells. Renowned anthropologist, author, and educator Howells, draws together the latest from all of today's sciences to tell the fascinating story of man's evolution. Long recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities and interpreters of human evolution, he is also known for his unique contribution of skull measurements to show relationships between peoples.

I Had To Go There To Get Here

Author: Ken Holmes
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1848766866
Size: 32.12 MB
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I Had To Go There To Get Here from the Author: Ken Holmes. There was a lust for fame and fortune. Only then would he become the biggest pull on the planet. But the closer he got to his fortune, the more he became disillusioned with the value of money, as he discovered a world full of greed, evil and corruption. He falls in love and realises that's what he's been looking for all his life, but there is work to do. He is now Don Quixote, the character Cervantes saw four hundred years ago, and he must slay the evil giants before he is worthy of the fair Dulcinea. But they are many. Though Don Quixote is not alone - there have been forces guiding him, giving him strength all his life, way outside our comprehension, and they're getting stronger... ...and so is he.

I Had To Go There To Get Here

Author: Phyllis Ames-Bey
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781450001366
Size: 39.15 MB
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I Had To Go There To Get Here from the Author: Phyllis Ames-Bey. My book, "I Had To Go There To Get Here-It Is What It Is" consist of a compilation of prayers, poems, poetry, prose, songs and lyrics written over a course of 43 years of my life about what I experienced in life. The book is a very inspirational book. There are three hundred and thirty two pages of such experiences.The contents consist of an open letter to my son, my testimony, petitions to GOD, side titled poems, poems about deceased people, poems about my associates, poems about suicidal thoughts, the inner me poetry and poems, poems about companions, inspirational hymns, ballads and rap songs in which tunes are available for some, and finally prayers to GOD. The book could really be a goldmine for people who are looking for lyrics to set to songs or to use as poetry on greeting cards among other ideas. Although some of the experiences were negative such as agoraphobia, paranoid schizophrenia, homelessness and caring for an artistic family member, I felt it good therapy to write about my life challenges and experiences in hopes of helping others.

Getting Here

Author: Thomas A. Thomas
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412233879
Size: 56.40 MB
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Getting Here from the Author: Thomas A. Thomas. This collection of the author's works spans 35 years. A number of the poems were included in manuscripts that won Avery and Jules Hopwood awards at the University of Michigan in 1974 (Minor Award) and 1976 (Major Award). Others date back to the author's early days in the cornfields and woods of central Illinois. The newest arise from his adopted land, western Washington, where he has made his home for 24 years. Imagery and sound convey meaning, not explanation. Now available in ePub format and on iBooks.

Psychology Of Hope

Author: C.R. Snyder
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439118779
Size: 21.29 MB
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Psychology Of Hope from the Author: C.R. Snyder. Why do some people lead positive, hope-filled lives, while others wallow in pessimism? In The Psychology of Hope, a professor of psychology reveals the specific character traits that produce highly hopeful individuals. He offers a test to measure one's level of optimism and gives specific advice on how to become a more hopeful person.

Daniel Dennett

Author: David L. Thompson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441132880
Size: 74.14 MB
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Daniel Dennett from the Author: David L. Thompson. Daniel Dennett is one of America's most important and influential contemporary philosophers. He has made considerable contributions to the philosophy of mind and to evolutionary thought. This book offers an introduction to Dennett's ideas, his key writings and his contributions to the various fields of philosophy. Thematically organised, the book presents a consistent and accessible philosophy. David L. Thompson examines philosophical problems in consciousness, self, religion, ethics, evolution, freedom and ontology and provides a clear account of how Dennett resolves these issues. The book explores the twentieth-century stand-off between the scientific worldview, on the one hand, and ethics, freedom and human dignity on the other. Ultimately Thompson presents Dennett's work as reconciling these two approaches. This book covers Dennett's key texts and presents a number of Dennett's often brilliant thought experiments. This is the ideal companion to the study of this hugely influential thinker.

Getting Here

Author: Peter Ney
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440171394
Size: 16.30 MB
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Getting Here from the Author: Peter Ney. The night before his seventh birthday, Peter Ney and his family were awakened by the sound of yelling and of breaking glass as their home was vandalized. Kristallnacht was just the beginning of the Nazi violence against the Jews, and it shaped the rest of Peter’s life. Spanning seventy years, Getting Here narrates the many twists and turns of his life. Two months after Kristallnacht, Peter’s parents placed him on a train to England; he was one of 10,000 German children granted safe refuge in England via the Kindertransport. His parents joined him in London just before the start of World War II, and as a family they immigrated to the United States. This memoir tells of Peter’s journey from Germany—from his adolescence and art school training, to his fifty-six year marriage to Betty; work as a designer of consumer products, and human engineer in the space program, a twenty-year career as a trial attorney, and his tenure as a judge on the Colorado Court of Appeals. More than seventy years ago, Peter and his family arrived penniless in the United States. Getting Here not only describes that journey, but rejoices in the fulfilling of the American dream—from a seat on a refugee train to a seat on the appellate bench.