Born at the Right Time

Author: Doug Owram

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802080868

Category: History

Page: 392

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From Davy Crockett hats and Barbie dolls to the civil-rights movement and the sexual revolution, the concerns of the baby-boomers became predominant themes for all of society. The first Canadian history of a legendary generation.

Huck’s Raft

Author: Steven Mintz

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674736478

Category: History

Page: 464

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Like Huck's raft, the experience of American childhood has been both adventurous and terrifying. For more than three centuries, adults have agonized over raising children while children have followed their own paths to development and expression. Now, Steven Mintz gives us the first comprehensive history of American childhood encompassing both the child's and the adult's tumultuous early years of life. Underscoring diversity through time and across regions, Mintz traces the transformation of children from the sinful creatures perceived by Puritans to the productive workers of nineteenth-century farms and factories, from the cosseted cherubs of the Victorian era to the confident consumers of our own. He explores their role in revolutionary upheaval, westward expansion, industrial growth, wartime mobilization, and the modern welfare state. Revealing the harsh realities of children's lives through history—the rigors of physical labor, the fear of chronic ailments, the heartbreak of premature death—he also acknowledges the freedom children once possessed to discover their world as well as themselves. Whether at work or play, at home or school, the transition from childhood to adulthood has required generations of Americans to tackle tremendously difficult challenges. Today, adults impose ever-increasing demands on the young for self-discipline, cognitive development, and academic achievement, even as the influence of the mass media and consumer culture has grown. With a nod to the past, Mintz revisits an alternative to the goal-driven realities of contemporary childhood. An odyssey of psychological self-discovery and growth, this book suggests a vision of childhood that embraces risk and freedom—like the daring adventure on Huck's raft.

The Wright Place At the Right Time

Author: Olivia McCoy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462813046

Category: Fiction

Page: 329

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Olivia Penwell McCoy is a painter, genealogist, and quilter who has just written her first novel. Her Quaker ancestors, who arrived in the 1690’s in what is now Pennsylvania, provided the inspiration for “The Wright Place at the Right Time”. A native of Erie, Pennsylvania, she now lives in Northern California with her husband, near to her children and grandchildren.

It Takes A Full-Time Parent: Advice to My Daughters

Author: Paul Kevin Wood


ISBN: 0359146295

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 114

View: 9386

This is a very dangerous, even subversive, book by today's standards. We will dare to discuss the Bill of Rights, The Ten Commandments, the parables of Jesus, the language in the letters of the Apostle Paul in the King James Version of the Holy Bible, and the genius of Western Civilization and, in particular, the hard-fought liberty and respect for the individual it provides. To anyone with a public school education, ideas such as the thought that all citizens have equal but not superior rights, even if they are from an "aggrieved" group, men should be required to be polite to women, that God requires us to manage our money wisely, in order to build wealth, or that children come before "career," will seem revolutionary. So here is my first piece of advice to my daughters, which informs this entire book: don't ""lean in." Ignore the advice of those who put lifestyle and prestige first and urge you to focus most of what you have to offer the world in terms of the pursuit of money.

Daily Power and Prayer Devotional

Author: Myles Munroe

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 1603747729

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 8901

With over one million books sold, Dr. Myles Munroe has been used by God to teach and influence readers around the world. Now comes his very first yearly devotional, based on several of his best-selling books. Over the course of a year, Dr. Munroe will encourage and teach you in the area of spiritual power and prayer, while also providing a Scripture reading to help you read through the entire Bible. Let Dr. Munroe help you develop a daily appointment with God and you will: Discover the authority of prayer. Overcome obstacles to answered prayer. Understand the power of fasting. Learn the role of God's Word in prayer. Enter into God's presence as you become a person of prayer. See for yourself how spending a few moments in God's power and presence can affect every area of your life.

Lyrics 1964-2016

Author: Paul Simon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501155970

Category: Music

Page: 432

View: 8718

This comprehensive collection from the legendary folk icon features lyrics from each of Simon's 10 original studio albums, as well as lyrics from the renowned Simon & Garfunkel records. 50 b&w photographs throughout.

Lyrics 1964 - 2011

Author: Paul Simon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471104621

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 2906

Featuring lyrics from Paul Simon's ten solo albums, four collaborations with Art Garfunkel, and his Songs from the Capeman, Lyricsis a landmark collection of folk history.

Improving with Age

Author: Stuart Briscoe,Jill Briscoe

Publisher: CLC Publications

ISBN: 1619582082

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Improving with Age addresses the triumphs and challenges of aging Christians and examines the uniqueness of skills and resources they bring to their church communities. Through Scripture and story, the Briscoes assert that aging is not only normal, but it is a joyful and productive life season.

Utopian Universities

Author: Miles Taylor,Jill Pellew

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350138657

Category: History

Page: 424

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In a remarkable decade of public investment in higher education, some 200 new university campuses were established worldwide between 1961 and 1970. This volume offers a comparative and connective global history of these institutions, illustrating how their establishment, intellectual output and pedagogical experimentation sheds light on the social and cultural topography of the long 1960s. With an impressive geographic coverage - using case studies from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia - the book explores how these universities have influenced academic disciplines and pioneered new types of teaching, architectural design and student experience. From educational reform in West Germany to the establishment of new institutions with progressive, interdisciplinary curricula in the Commonwealth, the illuminating case studies of this volume demonstrate how these universities shared in a common cause: the embodiment of 'utopian' ideals of living, learning and governance. At a time when the role of higher education is fiercely debated, Utopian Universities is a timely and considered intervention that offers a wide-ranging, historical dimension to contemporary predicaments.

Front-Wave Boomers

Author: Gillian Ranson

Publisher: On Point Press

ISBN: 0774890525

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 196

View: 2203

Boomers are heading into (very) old age following a pandemic, a time of overt ageism and deficient eldercare. The front wave, now in their seventies, are on the brink of life changes that will challenge everyone – family, friends, and the health care system too. Recognizing the dire need to meet these challenges, Gillian Ranson investigates what they are doing to prepare for old age. Regardless of their situation – well off or struggling, partnered or on their own – front-wave boomers share one thing: the need for intimate, caring social ties. Many of them are making these connections with creativity and resilience. Their stories hold lessons for us all.