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A Promised Land

Author : Barack Obama
Publisher : Penguin UK
Page : 768 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2020-11-17
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780241991411

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THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy - and the perfect gift this Christmas! 'Gorgeously written, humorous, compelling, life affirming' Justin Webb, Mail on Sunday In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency-a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation's highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune's Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden. A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective-the story of one man's bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of "hope and change," and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible. This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama's conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day. 'What is unexpected in A Promised Land is the former president's candour' David Olusoga, Observer

Pollution in a Promised Land

Author : Alon Tal
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 594 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2002-08-01
Category : Nature
ISBN : 0520936493

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Virtually undeveloped one hundred years ago, Israel, the promised "land of milk and honey," is in ecological disarray. In this gripping book, Alon Tal provides--for the first time ever--a history of environmentalism in Israel, interviewing hundreds of experts and activists who have made it their mission to keep the country's remarkable development sustainable amid a century of political and cultural turmoil. The modern Zionist vision began as a quest to redeem a land that bore the cumulative effects of two thousand years of foreign domination and neglect. Since then, Israel has suffered from its success. A tenfold increase in population and standard of living has polluted the air. The deserts have bloomed but groundwater has become contaminated. Urban sprawl threatens to pave over much of the country's breathtaking landscape. Yet there is hope. Tal's account considers the ecological and tactical lessons that emerge from dozens of cases of environmental mishaps, from habitat loss to river reclamation. Pollution in a Promised Land argues that the priorities and strategies of Israeli environmental advocates must address issues beyond traditional green agendas.

Once in a Promised Land

Author : Laila Halaby
Publisher : Beacon Press
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2007-01-15
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9780807083925

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Once in a Promised Land by Laila Halaby Pdf

A BookSense Notable Title for February 2007 Once in a Promised Land is the story of a couple, Jassim and Salwa, who left the deserts of their native Jordan for those of Arizona, each chasing their own dreams of opportunity and freedom. Although the two live far from Ground Zero, they cannot escape the nationwide fallout from 9/11. Jassim, a hydrologist, believes passionately in his mission to keep the water tables from dropping and make water accessible to all people, but his work is threatened by an FBI witch hunt for domestic terrorists. Salwa, a Palestinian now twice displaced, grappling to put down roots in an inhospitable climate, becomes pregnant against her husband's wishes and then loses the baby. When Jassim kills a teenage boy in a terrible accident and Salwa becomes hopelessly entangled with a shady young American, their tenuous lives in exile and their fragile marriage begin to unravel . This intimate account of two parallel lives is an achingly honest look at what it means to straddle cultures, to be viewed with suspicion, and to struggle to find save haven. From the Hardcover edition.

The Promised Land

Author : Boulou Ebanda de B’béri,Nina Reid-Maroney,Handel Kashope Wright
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Page : 244 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2014-01-01
Category : History
ISBN : 9781442615335

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The Promised Land by Boulou Ebanda de B’béri,Nina Reid-Maroney,Handel Kashope Wright Pdf

Eschewing the often romanticized Underground Railroad narrative that portrays southern Ontario as the welcoming destination of Blacks fleeing from slavery, The Promised Land reveals the Chatham-Kent area as a crucial settlement site for an early Black presence in Canada. The contributors present the everyday lives and professional activities of individuals and families in these communities and highlight early cross-border activism to end slavery in the United States and to promote civil rights in the United States and Canada. Essays also reflect on the frequent intermingling of local Black, White, and First Nations people. Using a cultural studies framework for their collective investigations, the authors trace physical and intellectual trajectories of Blackness that have radiated from southern Ontario to other parts of Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa. The result is a collection that represents the presence and diffusion of Blackness and inventively challenges the grand narrative of history.

Bound For the Promised Land

Author : Milton C. Sernett
Publisher : Duke University Press
Page : 364 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 1997-10-13
Category : History
ISBN : 0822319934

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DIVDiscusses the migration of African-Americans from the south to the north after WWI through the 1940s and the effect this had on African-American churches and religions./div

A Promised Land, a Perilous Journey

Author : Daniel G. Groody,Gioacchino Campese
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 372 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Emigration and immigration
ISBN : UOM:39015077121898

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A Promised Land, a Perilous Journey by Daniel G. Groody,Gioacchino Campese Pdf

A Christian theological interpretation of the border reality is a neglected area of immigration study. The foremost contribution of A Promised Land, A Perilous Journey is its focus on the theological dimension of migration, beginning with the humanity of the immigrant, a child of God and a bearer of his image. The nineteen authors in this collection recognize that one characteristic of globalization is the movement not only of goods and ideas but also of people. The crossing of geographical borders confronts Christians, as well as all citizens, with choices: between national security and human insecurity; between sovereign national rights and human rights; between citizenship and discipleship. Bearing these global dimensions in mind, the essays in this book focus on the particular problems of immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border. The contributors to this volume include scholars as well as pastors and lay people involved in immigration aid work. Daniel Groody has also produced a documentary on immigration, "Dying to Live." "A Promised Land, A Perilous Journey offers a rich, interdisciplinary treatment of the subject of migration, showing the human face of contemporary migration as a global phenomenon. The authors explore historical antecedents in Biblical and early church history, the political debates about borders and the right to migrate, and the role of race, ethnicity, and gender in the 'perilous journey' of migrants. This is an indispensable text for all interested in the theology of migration and the ethics of migration policy." --William O'Neill, S.J., Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley "At times saddening, at times inspiring, A Promised Land, A Perilous Journey, brings fresh perspectives to the discussion of immigration. These essays reach beyond the policy debate and the heated emotions of the moment and provide much needed reflection on larger truths." --Roberto Suro, University of Southern California

Quests for a Promised Land

Author : Faith Ingwersen,Niels Ingwersen
Publisher : Greenwood
Page : 186 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 1984
Category : Electronic
ISBN : UOM:39015013115822

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The Promised Land

Author : Mary Antin
Publisher : DigiCat
Page : 299 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2022-09-16
Category : Fiction
ISBN : EAN:8596547328339

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Promised Land" by Mary Antin. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Beyond the Promised Land

Author : David F. Noble
Publisher : Between the Lines
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2010-12-08
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9781897071786

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Iconoclast David F. Noble traces the evolution and eclipse of the biblical mythology of the Promised Land, the foundational story of Western Culture. Part impassioned manifesto, part masterful survey of opposed philosophical and economic schools, Beyond the Promised Land brings into focus the twisted template of the Western imagination and its faith-based market economy. From the first recorded versions of ‘the promise’ saga in ancient Babylon, to the Zapatistas’ rejection of promises never kept, Noble explores the connections between Judeo-Christian belief and corporate globalization. Inspiration for activists and students alike.

Peasants in the Promised Land

Author : Jaroslav Petryshyn,Luba Dzubak
Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 1985
Category : History
ISBN : 0888629257

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Peasants in the Promised Land by Jaroslav Petryshyn,Luba Dzubak Pdf

For many years following Confederation, Canada remained an absurd country: with its vast West still free of agricultural settlers, John A. Macdonald's vision of a great nation bound together by a transcontinental railway and a nationalist economic policy remained an unfulfilled dream. On the other side of the Atlantic, the present-day Ukraine was vastly overpopulated with "redundant" peasants. Their increasingly precarious existence triggered emigration: more than 170 000 of them sailed for Canada. Life in the promised land was hard. Many Canadians seemed to think that the only good immigrants were British; some went so far as to suggest that the Ukrainian newcomers were less than human. But on the harsh and remote prairies, the Ukrainians triumphed over the toil and isolation of homesteading, putting down roots and prospering. Peasants in the Promised Land is the first book to focus on the formative period of Ukrainian settlement in Canada. Drawing on his exhaustive research, including Ukrainian-language archival sources, Jaroslav Petryshyn brings history to life with extracts from memoirs, letters and newspapers of the period. His text is illustrated with maps and historical photographs.

Gone from the Promised Land

Author : John R. Hall
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 404 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2017-07-12
Category : History
ISBN : 9781351516907

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In this superb cultural history, John R. Hall presents a reasoned analysis of the meaning of Jonestown--why it happened and how it is tied to our history as a nation, our ideals, our practices, and the tension of modern culture. Hall deflates the myths of Jonestown by exploring how much of what transpired was unique to the group and its leader and how much can be explained by reference to wider social processes.

Bound for the Promised Land

Author : Kate Clifford Larson
Publisher : One World
Page : 434 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2009-02-19
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780307514769

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The essential, “richly researched”* biography of Harriet Tubman, revealing a complex woman who “led a remarkable life, one that her race, her sex, and her origins make all the more extraordinary” (*The New York Times Book Review). Harriet Tubman is one of the giants of American history—a fearless visionary who led scores of her fellow slaves to freedom and battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War. Now, in this magnificent biography, historian Kate Clifford Larson gives us a powerful, intimate, meticulously detailed portrait of Tubman and her times. Drawing from a trove of new documents and sources as well as extensive genealogical data, Larson presents Harriet Tubman as a complete human being—brilliant, shrewd, deeply religious, and passionate in her pursuit of freedom. A true American hero, Tubman was also a woman who loved, suffered, and sacrificed. Praise for Bound for the Promised Land “[Bound for the Promised Land] appropriately reads like fiction, for Tubman’s exploits required such intelligence, physical stamina and pure fearlessness that only a very few would have even contemplated the feats that she actually undertook. . . . Larson captures Tubman’s determination and seeming imperviousness to pain and suffering, coupled with an extraordinary selflessness and caring for others.”—The Seattle Times “Essential for those interested in Tubman and her causes . . . Larson does an especially thorough job of . . . uncovering relevant documents, some of them long hidden by history and neglect.”—The Plain Dealer “Larson has captured Harriet Tubman’s clandestine nature . . . reading Ms. Larson made me wonder if Tubman is not, in fact, the greatest spy this country has ever produced.”—The New York Sun

Bound for the Promised Land:

Author : Frederick Martin-Del-Campo
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Page : 496 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2004-05-18
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781418460938

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Bound for the Promised Land: by Frederick Martin-Del-Campo Pdf

The Sentiments of A Woman, is a story of the American Dream, which recounts the struggle and final triumph of Isabel Rivera, the subject of this intimate novel. Chapter by chapter we travel through her life, from trauma to triumph, as she recounts the extraordinary adventures, famous personalities met along the way, sacrifices endured, and the anecdotes of economic depression, World War II, and obstacles overcome, from childhood to maturity, to reach her destination: America. Changing times and fortunes forced her to move, and she wandered, From Mexico to California before settling down in this land of "golden dreams." A true story based on private memoirs and personal recollections. The sentiments of a Woman, Part II of BOUND FOR THE PROMISED LAND, will chronicle the personal feelings and experiences of my mother---representing the other side of the story, which began with Trials of Manhood. Both novels begin with their parents and how they met, before 1920 in both cases, and continue and conclude with all that they lived and experienced, through revolutions, economic depressions, World War, Modernity and passing fashions, social changes, immigration, struggle, and achieving their American dream by 1960. The books conclude with an epilogue of what life has taught them, and how they see the world as senior citizens, compared to the convictions they clung to as youths.

Legends of the Promised Land

Author : Xuân-Lan Nguyễn
Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
Page : 311 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2015-03-12
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781631352379

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Legends of the Promised Land by Xuân-Lan Nguyễn Pdf

Legends of the Promised Land is the passionate memoir recounting the forced immigration of a Vietnamese family to the U.S., following the Vietnam war and the rise of communism in their homeland. In her own words, traditional aphorism, and the voices of her children and husband, the matriarch of the family describes her family’s inspirational realization of the American dream, beginning with her lone arrival in the U.S. as a penniless boat person. Xuan-Lan Nguyen tells how for six generations her hard-working family amassed wealth that was all lost when the Vietnamese Communists arrived in Saigon in 1975. Her husband, a well-known lawyer in Vietnam and a seventeen-year prisoner of the Vietnamese Communists, eventually joined her, becoming a writer and orator now living with his family in America. She says proudly, “We have three daughters, now three doctors in the medical field in the U.S.”

In Search of the Promised Land

Author : Gary Murphy
Publisher : Mercier Press Ltd
Page : 353 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Ireland
ISBN : 9781856356381

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Murphy argues against the thesis of Tom Garvin and his work, Preventing the Future. In that book, Garvin argues that old culture, old ideas and the repression of the Church held Ireland's development in check through the 1940s and 1950s. Gary Murphy suggests that the Irish government and civil service leaders were in fact open to change and new ideas and this openness led them to adopt outward-looking policies.