Another Day of Life

Author: Ryszard Kapuscinski

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307424839

Category: History

Page: 160

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In 1975, Angola was tumbling into pandemonium; everyone who could was packing crates, desperate to abandon the beleaguered colony. With his trademark bravura, Ryszard Kapuscinski went the other way, begging his was from Lisbon and comfort to Luanda—once famed as Africa's Rio de Janeiro—and chaos.Angola, a slave colony later given over to mining and plantations, was a promised land for generations of poor Portuguese. It had belonged to Portugal since before there were English-speakers in North America. After the collapse of the fascist dictatorship in Portugal in 1974, Angola was brusquely cut loose, spurring the catastrophe of a still-ongoing civil war. Kapuscinski plunged right into the middle of the drama, driving past thousands of haphazardly placed check-points, where using the wrong shibboleth was a matter of life and death; recording his imporessions of the young soldiers—from Cuba, Angola, South Africa, Portugal—fighting a nebulous war with global repercussions; and examining the peculiar brutality of a country surprised and divided by its newfound freedom.Translated from the Polish by William R. Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand.

Another Day in the Life of a Soldier

Author: Ron Childs

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1984559753

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 102

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This story is based on the life of Robert Cross. I met Mr. Cross in 1994 while traveling as an evangelist in Central Florida. I stopped by a fish camp to get off the road for a few days, and Robert was the owner of the camp. We became good friends at the first contact. Mr. Cross was fighting postwar syndrome from the Vietnam War. He shared with me some of his past about how Jesus had converted him and called him to be a minister of the cross. Mr. Cross’s past experience has inspired me to strive to be the best that I can be and use all the entire gifts and strength that God has given me. I told Mr. Cross that I enjoyed writing and asked him if I could use his story to write a book. He gladly said yes. Later, Mr. Cross introduced me to Carl, who was a board member of the church. Carl had worked with the church from the start in Titusville and was a board member until Robert passed. Carl provided me with most of the information for the book.

Another Day of Victory

Author: N.A

Publisher: Livets Ords Förlag

ISBN: 9178667941


Page: N.A

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90 Days of Heat

Author: David Matthew Brown

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 178279784X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 200

View: 9347

90 Days of Heat is an adventure recounting the 90 straight days of Moksha Hot Yoga David Matthew Brown went through to find inner peace after his divorce. David shares with you 90 days of thoughts, inspirations, and his personal journey to peace through hot yoga.

Infinity, Causation, and Paradox

Author: Alexander R. Pruss

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192538284

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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Infinity is paradoxical in many ways. Some paradoxes involve deterministic supertasks, such as Thomson's Lamp, where a switch is toggled an infinite number of times over a finite period of time, or the Grim Reaper, where it seems that infinitely many reapers can produce a result without doing anything. Others involve infinite lotteries. If you get two tickets from an infinite fair lottery where tickets are numbered from 1, no matter what number you saw on the first ticket, it is almost certain that the other ticket has a bigger number on it. And others center on paradoxical results in decision theory, such as the surprising observation that if you perform a sequence of fair coin flips that goes infinitely far back into the past but only finitely into the future, you can leverage information about past coin flips to predict future ones with only finitely many mistakes. Alexander R. Pruss examines this seemingly large family of paradoxes in Infinity, Causation and Paradox. He establishes that these paradoxes and numerous others all have a common structure: their most natural embodiment involves an infinite number of items causally impinging on a single output. These paradoxes, he argues, can all be resolved by embracing 'causal finitism', the view that it is impossible for a single output to have an infinite causal history. Throughout the book, Pruss exposits such paradoxes, defends causal finitism at length, and considers connections with the philosophy of physics (where causal finitism favors but does not require discretist theories of space and time) and the philosophy of religion (with a cosmological argument for a first cause).

30 Days of Gratitude

Author: Julie Boyer

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452572739

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 3551

Do you struggle with maintaining a positive attitude when faced with life’s challenges? Are you ready to live your life with gratitude and abundance every single day? Unlock the power of daily gratitude and create the life you were meant to lead with 30 Days of Gratitude. This book offers insightful tips and indispensable habits that can help you on your journey to achieving your personal best in all that you do. Filled with thirty diverse topics, this book encourages you to take action based on what you have learned on each day. With your new habits, you’ll be able to design your life with gratitude, new goals, and a vision, which can help in finding your life’s purpose. Finally, this book demonstrates how gratitude helps you attract more abundance into your life and describes other amazing ways to implement gratitude into your life. Whether you have been practicing daily gratitude for years or are just beginning your journey of gratitude, this book introduces you to new concepts that can enhance your life. “Follow Julie’s wisdom for a month and you will be grateful and great, for a lifetime.” Denis Waitley, author of The Seeds of Greatness

Perfecting Women

Author: Ashraf ʻAlī Thānvī,Barbara Daly Metcalf

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520080935

Category: History

Page: 436

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Challenging conventional notions about the place of women in Muslim societies, the Bihishti Zewar (Heavenly Ornaments) gives life to the themes of religious and social reform that have too often been treated in the abstract. This instructional guidebook, used by the world's largest population of Muslims, is a vital source for those interested in modern Indian social and intellectual history, in Islamic reform, and in conceptions of gender and women's roles. The Bihishti Zewar was written in northern India in the early 1900s by a revered Muslim scholar and spiritual guide, Maulana Ashraf 'Ali Thanawi (1864-1943), to instruct Muslim girls and women in religious teachings, proper behavior, and prudent conduct of their everyday lives. In so doing, it sets out the core of a reformist version of Islam that has become increasingly prominent across Muslim societies during the past hundred years. Throughout the work, nothing is more striking than the extent to which the book takes women and men as essentially the same, in contrast to European works directed toward women at this time. Its rich descriptions of the everyday life of the relatively privileged classes in turn-of-the-century north India provide information on issues of personality formation as well as on family life, social relations, household management, and encounters with new institutions and inventions. Barbara Metcalf has carefully selected those sections of the Bihishti Zewar that best illustrate the themes of reformist thought about God, the person, society, and gender. She provides a substantial introduction to the text and to each section, as well as detailed annotations.

An Anthology from a Poet’s Desk


Publisher: Zorba Books

ISBN: 9390011396

Category: Poetry

Page: 156

View: 9288

A mother-daughter duo who embarked on this journey of writing poems over a year now. Initially for both, it was just a bit of scribbling, but the words would emerge as poetry. We would like to take our readers through a roller coaster ride of poetry and not stories this time. Poetry that ranges from love, life, relationships, mathematics, heritage etc. Our attempt has been to put the best words in the best order. We never knew what the end was, when we started writing poems. However, we knew that we had to write, coz for us our emotions and thoughts had found words to express.

A Day of Life

Author: Jerry Welch

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466970391

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

View: 4961

A Day of Life: Moments in Time takes mankind as a protagonist on a daily journey through time where one human seven billion days ago counts down to day one and an environment coping with seven billion humans. the author tries to create a conscious awareness within the reader of the five life-forms and the six constants--the imbalance of which has plagued mankind to this day. A Day of Life is meant to encourage the reader to draw his or her own conclusions regarding the life-forms and constants and to make choices as to the immanency of a possible systemic collapse from exponential expansion.