He Kept Coming Back to Teach Me

Author: C. Diane Wilson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462884032

Category: Fiction

Page: 49

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C. Diane Wilson is the proud mother of two sons Christopher and Jonathan and is an administrator in her hometown. She received her B.A. from Illinois State University, M.A., Cambridge College, M.Ed., and Ed.D. Loyola University Chicago. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Top Ladies of Distinction, Sisters of Esther empowerment group which she co-leads with Mrs. Shenann Finley-Jones and Prophetess Linda Shambee.

Among You

Author: Jake Wood

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780577192

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 7291


Among You is the gripping real-life story of a soldier serving on the front line in Iraq and Afghanistan, and an unforgettable, unflinching account of the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. Jake Wood lives parallel lives: encased in the glass tower of an international investment bank by day, he is also a dedicated TA soldier who serves on the front line during the invasion of Iraq, later returning to the war zone to conduct surveillance on insurgents. Disillusioned with the dullness and amorality of the banking world, he escapes back to the army for a third tour of duty. But in Afghanistan he discovers the savage, dehumanising effects that war has on both the body and the mind. Diagnosed with chronic PTSD on his return, he must now fight the last enemy – himself – in order to exorcise the ghosts of his past. Brutally honest and beautifully written, Among You brings home the harsh reality of front-line combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the courage of the troops who risk their lives for their country, as well as revealing the devastating after-effects of service.

SETTLING IN CANADA

Author: Billroy Powell

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 149904190X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

View: 2888


Throughout their history, the Jamaican people perpetually struggle to survive under extraordinarily harsh economic and social conditions. From a historical perspective, this is fundamental to understanding the psyche of Jamaicans migrating to and settling in Canada in search of a better and more prosperous life. Therefore, their courage and determination have a backdrop, which the reader must be familiar with in order to understand the Jamaican desire for respect, peace and dignity. Significantly this book provides a classic account of the Jamaican experience settling in Canada over a period of five decades starting from the 1950s and lasting until the 2000s. It is divided into five chapters, three of which encompass interviews with individuals who immigrated to Canada. Each of the three chapters covers a twenty year period: the 1950s and 60s, the 1970s and 80s, and the 1990s and beyond. In order to provide a credible description of what the general experience might entail, three heuristic methods were employed to gather the most accurate data available. A literature review was conducted to expand and strengthen the author’s knowledge base of the subject matter. The author researched a number of books, newspaper articles and internet publications which provided critical perspectives from writers who tried to interpret attitudes and behaviors directed at Jamaicans on their journey towards settling in Canada. These perspectives include covert and overt issues connected to various categories of immigrants: those who came under the nursing, domestic, and seasonal agricultural worker programs and those who came as visitors. Furthermore, a plethora of literature was reviewed about Jamaicans, in general, (including middle and upper class Jamaicans who came to Canada significantly as independents) and their achievements. This secondary information and paper-based survey data assisted the author in crafting the last two chapters of the book.

Deadman's Tome Final Contact

Author: Eric S. Brown,James Desborough,David M. Hoenig,Brian Malachy Quinn,Candace Robinson,Madeleine Swann,DJ Tyrer,Fristofer Velasquez

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387191284

Category: Fiction

Page: 78

View: 1816


Deadman's Tome presents Final Contact. This volume of galactic terror features stories that warn of the consequences of bold space exploration, exploitative mining, venturing too far, and contact with foreign entities. You see, dear reader, we are not alone, and the first contact might just be the last!

Passing Through

Author: David L. Marshall

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426981953

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

View: 5449


This book shows the weakness of a young black man. How he related to women and how he treated and was treated by women. It will show the transformation of an out-of-control young black man into a God-fearing, loving black man. You will see yourself and laugh as you read Passing Through, the journey of a black man's life. A must read for 2006.

Harder

Author: Robin York

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349404224

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6592


Caroline still dreams about West. His warm skin, his taut muscles, his hand sliding down her stomach. Then she wakes up and she's back to reality: West is gone. Before he left, he broke her heart. Then, out of the blue, West calls in crisis. A tragedy has hit his family-a family that's already a fractured mess. Caroline knows what she has to do. Without discussion, without stopping to think, she's on a plane, flying to his side to support him in any way he needs. Though they are together once more, things are totally different. West looks edgy, angry at the world. Caroline doesn't fit in. She should be back in Iowa, finalizing her civil suit against the ex-boyfriend who posted their explicit pictures on a revenge porn website. But here she is. Deeply into West, wrapped up in him, in love with him. Still. They fought the odds once. Losing each other was hard. But finding their way back to each other couldn't be harder.

Awakening Prince Charming

Author: Roscelia Dávila

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1664200622

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 1936


My brothers used to call me “Cinderelli” because I was constantly baking or cleaning when we were growing up. They used to ask, “Where is your Prince Charming?” The long-awaited wedding day came, and after only two years of marriage, I was ready to leave my husband with a newborn in my arms. I could not bear the mental anguish that I was experiencing due to my husband’s belligerent behavior. I was contemplating divorce when a spiritual inspiration revealed to me that my spouse had autism. This personal revelation led my husband and I on a journey of healing, forgiving, and change of heart thanks to the influence of the atonement, the teachings of Jesus Christ, and my background in special education. Awakening Prince Charming: Autism and the Sacrament of Marriage documents my introspective process of faith and critical thinking that enabled my husband and I to keep the vows we made to each other when we said, “I do.” Since my change of heart and approach, I have witnessed the miracle of the power of the Holy Ghost and the love of God awakened my Prince Charming.

Feminism and Addiction

Author: Claudia Bepko

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317823060

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

View: 7824


Feminism is a beneficial force in addictions therapy as they have the same goals--mending imbalances of power. A variety of important topics related to addictions treatment are addressed in this timely volume, accompanied by concrete clinical solutions for therapists and counselors to use in their own practice. Feminism and Addiction demonstrates the positive impact feminism can have on addictions treatment. Addictions treatment methods that have been developed primarily based on research with men are examined and questioned to determine what changes need to be made to meet the needs of women. The applicability of twelve-step treatment programs, for example, is investigated as to whether its required adoption of belief in powerlessness is concurrent with feminism’s battle with female subjugation. This thought-provoking volume contains the most current theoretical, social, and clinical issues enmeshed in the debates between men’s experiences and women’s experiences of addiction. Critical issues addressed include advice for how to deal with issues of codependency; how to treat clients faced with physical or sexual abuse in addition to addiction; how to integrate cultural differences into treatment; and how to face the particular difficulties of gay and lesbian clients in addictions treatment. This valuable book will help you apply constructivist approaches to build therapy methods which are collaborative, internal, and organic, thus more appropriate to treating women’s experience with addiction. Feminism and Addiction helps family therapists who work with women and their families strike a unique balance between the principles of feminism and family therapy’s goal of repairing and healing relationships between men and women.

Killer on the Grassy Knoll

Author: Richard Joseph Zazzi

Publisher: Richard Joseph Zazzi

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8362


Is it ever okay for a government to lie to the people? This work is a fiction novel that provides answers to the unnerving questions surrounding the John F. Kennedy assassination. It tells a story about people of power and the extremes they will go, to protect their interests. The John F. Kennedy assassination is inarguably one of the most publicly witnessed murder in the history of the United States. This thriller, as well as the sequel, Killer at the Ambassador Hotel, his fourth book, shows the author's deep Italian roots as he reflects on family traditions and relationships. Both mystery novels tie the Mafia into the Kennedy assassinations and follow a dutiful grandson as he abides by his family's rules. Although the outcome is all too well known, Richard provides an alternative possibility regarding the "How" of this tragic event in history.