Daring to Drive

Author: Manal Sharif

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476793026

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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A memoir by a Saudi Arabian woman who became the unexpected leader of a movement to support women's rights describes how fundamentalism influenced her radical religious beliefs until her education, a job, and legal contradictions changed her perspectives.

Daring to Drive

Author: Manal al-Sharif

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476793042

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 398


“A vital, inspiring book” (O, The Oprah Magazine): a ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of the courageous movement that won Saudi women the right to drive. Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year strict fundamentalism took hold. In her adolescence, she was a religious radical, melting her brother’s boy band cassettes in the oven because music was haram: forbidden by Islamic law. But what a difference an education can make. By her twenties Manal was a computer security engineer, one of few women working in a desert compound built to resemble suburban America. That’s when the Saudi kingdom’s contradictions became too much to bear: she was labeled a slut for chatting with male colleagues, her school-age brother chaperoned her on a business trip, and while she kept a car in the garage, she was forbidden from driving on Saudi streets. Manal al-Sharif’s memoir is an “eye-opening” (The Christian Science Monitor) account of the making of an accidental activist, a vivid story of a young Muslim woman who stood up to a kingdom of men—and won. Daring to Drive is “a brave, extraordinary, heartbreakingly personal” (Associated Press) celebration of resilience in the face of tyranny and “a testament to how women in Muslim countries are helping change their culture, one step at a time” (New York Journal of Books).

Daring to Live

Author: Sheri Hunter

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493421417

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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When her husband, Mannard, unexpectedly passed away at just 50 years of age, Sheri Hunter was devastated. With her whole world falling down around her, she turned to her friends. Years before, she and these Dare Divas had gone on a whitewater rafting trip. Now they sought out other adventures--zip-lining, skydiving, mountain climbing, and more. Through these death-defying activities and the unwavering support of her friends, Sheri slowly found the strength to move forward in life. More than just a memoir, this empowering female travelogue pairs emotionally resonant, confessional storytelling with spiritual takeaways, challenging readers to engage fully in their own lives, surround themselves with friends who will support them, and face life's challenges with courage and faith. If you've ever experienced a sudden loss or upheaval in life, Sheri's story will reassure you that even if life as you knew it is over, the future God has for you is always full of new adventures.

Daring to Dream

Author: Autumn McCullah

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595271898

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

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Time has run out for Sunny James! She must stop hiding from the future and make a stand in the present for herself and her two children. An unseen force leads her to Black Horse, Colorado where she discovers the meaning of family, love, devotion and friendship. Does she dare let herself dream of a future with local rancher, Zach James? Does she dare let herself trust again? Her children adore him and she cannot deny her own growing attraction for the dark haired, tall, muscular man whose charm and humor are a difficult combination to resist. Zach has loved Sunny since their meeting at her wedding to his cousin seven years ago. Now a widow of two years, she turns up in Black Horse ready to settle down. But there is a mystery about the beautiful lady. She is terrified of something that has kept her on the move for the past two years. Zach is determined to erase the sorrow from her sapphire blue eyes and to build a future together with her by his side. He is set on marrying Sunny and will do whatever he must to make his own dreams come true. When destiny leads Sunny to Black Horse, can she overcome the haunting of a brutal marriage and fear of a cold heartless grandfather to accept a future of love for herself and her children?

Daring to Date the Boss

Author: Barbara Wallace

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373177917

Category: Fiction

Page: 185

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She's ruled out romance? Liz Strauss is the queen of control. As a single mom she's got to be. But her attraction to new boss Charles "Ice King" Bishop throws oh-so-careful Liz into a complete tailspin. Suddenly her nightmares over her son's future have been replaced by dreams of romantic dates! But her boss has other ideas! It's been years since Liz has trusted anyone not to hurt her. Sharing sizzling kisses with Charles is one thing, but believing that his frosty exterior conceals a heart that will beat for her?for always?is quite another.?

Daring to Struggle

Author: Bates Gill

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0197545645

Category: Political Science

Page: 321

View: 314


"Increasingly powerful, prosperous, and authoritarian, China under the leadership of Xi Jinping has become a more intense competitor across the globe-economically, technologically, diplomatically, militarily, and in seeking to influence people's hearts and minds. But what does China ultimately want in the world? This timely and illuminating book explains the fundamental motivations driving the country's more dynamic, assertive, and risk-taking approach to the world under Xi Jinping. With original and perceptive analysis, Daring to Struggle focuses on six increasingly important interests for today's China-legitimacy, sovereignty, wealth, power, leadership, and ideas-and details how the determined pursuit of them at home and abroad profoundly shapes its foreign relationships, contributing to a more contested strategic environment in the Indo-Pacific and beyond. The book offers rich insights on the increasing role of the Chinese Communist Party in the country's international affairs, the looming risks of conflict in areas of contested sovereignty around China's periphery, Beijing's dramatically changing approach to foreign economic relations, its expanding use of economic leverage and military coercion, China's aspirations to greater leadership in global governance, and the well-resourced promotion of its ideas, image and influence across the world. This lively and accessible perspective on China's global ambitions draws from authoritative Chinese-language sources. The resulting analysis will inform policymakers, executives, China watchers, students, and other globally engaged citizens seeking to understand China's ambitions and how our governments and societies can respond"--

Daring to Be Different

Author: Doris Land Mueller

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826272363

Category: History

Page: 152

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In the 1800s, American women were largely restricted to the private sphere. Most had no choice but to spend their lives in the home, marrying in their teens and living only as wives, mothers, and pillars of domesticity. Even as the women’s movement came along midcentury, it focused more on gaining legal and political rights for women than on expanding their career opportunities. So in that time period, in which the options and expectations for women’s professional lives were so limited, it is remarkable that three sisters born in the 1850s, the Owen daughters of Missouri, all achieved success and appreciation in their careers. Doris Land Mueller’s Daring to Be Different tells the story of these exceptional sisters, whose contributions to their chosen fields are still noteworthy today. Mary, the oldest, followed a childhood interest in storytelling to become an internationally recognized folklorist, writing about the customs of Missouri’s Native Americans, the traditions of its African American communities, and the history of St. Joseph’s earliest settlers. The middle daughter, Luella, became a geologist, breaking into the “old boys club” of the nineteenth-century scientific community; her book, Cave Regions of the Ozarks and the Black Hills, was for over fifty years the only reference to include Missouri caves and is still a valuable resource on the subject. And the youngest Owen girl, Juliette, was a talented artist who painted images of birds and studied and wrote about ornithology. An ardent conservationist, Juliette was an animal advocate during the early days of the humane movement. Through a compelling narrative driven by thorough research, Mueller showcases the different personalities of the three sisters who all eschewed marriage to pursue their callings, putting their accomplishments in context with the place and times in which they lived. With family stories, illustrations of early St. Joseph, and images of the Owen family to enrich the story, this book pays tribute to the Owen sisters’ contributions to the Show-Me State. The latest addition to the Missouri Heritage Reader Series, Daring to Be Different will appeal to anyone interested in Missouri history and the early years of the women’s movement.

Daring to Love

Author: William Carl

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462825356

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

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Daring to Love is a romance that cannot be. Gary Spence and Dee Dee Webb, his niece, drift together in a charged atmosphere. Daughter of Garys sister Marial and her husband, Willis, Dee Dee is unaware that she is adopted. Gary arrives in Dallas to take a position as a management trainee with Texas Bank. He is invited to stay with the Webbs until he finds a place of his own. Dee Dee is attracted to him even though he is her uncle. Gary has unearthed a large-scale fraud at the bank. Conflicts are inevitable. Gary leaves, breaking Dee Dees heart. Dee Dee is attacked at a party by high school society jocks, and her father covers it up for business reasons. She finds her situation intolerable and feels like a misfit in a dysfunctional family. Seeking a new life, Dee Dee leaves. She endures both emotional and physical hardships, discovers she is pregnant, and has a baby boy before her ultimate reunion with Gary.

Dare to Dream

Author: Paula White

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1478991836

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 2503


Originally titled You're All That!, this new hardcover release equips readers to discover God's design for their life and live a bold, dynamic, creative life filled with love and joy! Paula is uniquely qualified to share powerful insights as she writes out of her own painful experiences and reveals the keys to healing, hope, and identity. Through real-life illustrations, personal stories, and stirring insights, Paula shows readers how to: - See yourself through new eyes - Become an expert on the subject of yourself - Move beyond loss - Shake off painful memories, worries, fears, and failures - Take control of what you think, say, and believe - Establish new boundaries - Embrace a lifetime of discovery and transformation. If you are willing to do those things, one step at a time, you are on the road to victory!

Daring to Compete

Author: Diane Foreman,Bryan Pearce,Geoffrey Godding

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119546818

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 6712


The successful entrepreneur’s guide to accelerating growth Daring to Compete offers real-world strategies to accelerate the growth of your business and secure your place as a market leader. This expert guide is the result of years of comprehensive research and experience from global professional services organization EY, originator of the celebrated “Entrepreneur Of The Year” program. Employing its worldwide reach and extensive network of successful entrepreneurs, EY has developed a model of sustainable business development—“The 7 Drivers of GrowthTM.” This innovative and highly effective approach to strategic growth is an invaluable resource for high-growth businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups. Favoring practical strategies over abstract theories, this book provides clear guidance on the Customer; Funding and Finance; Transactions and Alliances; Risk; People, Behaviors, and Culture; Digital Technology and Analytics; and Operations. This book brings the application of these drivers to life by featuring insights from Entrepreneur Of The Year award-winning entrepreneurs from a wide range of industries and geographic locations. These entrepreneurs share how each driver functions in actual business situations and present first-hand advice on their application and implementation. Planned and sustainable growth is a challenge faced by businesses every day, from developing ventures to leading enterprises. Effective entrepreneurs embrace the drivers of growth and recognize what areas require sharper focus. This book allows you to identify and apply these elements in your own business—facilitating optimal outcomes and accelerating growth. This indispensable guide enables you to: Implement a proven business model to compete more effectively and achieve market leadership Gain the knowledge and confidence to face challenges, anticipate, and overcome obstacles Access research, tools, and services to accelerate growth and compete on a global scale Learn invaluable market leadership strategies from a team of highly successful entrepreneurs Developed from the real-life stories of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year winners, this book is an inspirational and informative must-read guide to business growth and market leadership. Daring to Compete is an invaluable resourcefor both aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs and established business leaders seeking to become more entrepreneurial.