Every generation wonders about the exploits of the brave men and women who have gone before them. As the deeds of old masters are recounted, we are destined to ask - what kind of people were they? What were their goals and philosophies? What would they think about our efforts to preserve and grow the art of karate?
This book seeks to answer some of those questions by encapsulating over 30 original interviews with senior karateka who experienced the old ways of karate for themselves and helped bring it to the Western world.
In this intensely personal and moving memoir, Lisa Karlin provides a gripping account of her family’s hurricane evacuation experiences and all that followed in the decade after Hurricane Katrina. Her story begins in August 2005, when Lisa, her husband, thirteen-year-old daughter, eleven-year-old son, and two dogs evacuated New Orleans for what they thought would be a two-day “hurrication.” Her day-by-day account of the weeks that follow vividly chronicles the unprecedented displacement of thousands of Americans, and on a personal level, describes how her family makes the trifecta of major life decisions: where to live, where to work, and where to enroll their children in school. With unflinching candor, Lisa Karlin provides a first-hand commentary on how everyday life has been impacted by Katrina’s aftermath and how, a decade later, there are still lingering effects of one of the most devastating events in American history.
Prolific mystery author Stephen G. Yanoff recreates a chilling tale of American politics where fierce battles for power unfold against a backdrop of intrigue, treachery, and violence. THE SECOND MOURNING provides a fresh - and terrifying - look at President Garfield's assassination and uncovers the untold story of the assassin Charles Guiteau, the insane office seeker who changed the course of American history.
America s Literary Legends is a concise, yet truly distinctive and comprehensive review of 50 authors and poets who shaped American literature from the 1600s through the mid-twentieth century. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, this anthology takes a fresh approach to the lives and burial places of the greatest authors of American literature. It includes such masters as Irving, Poe, Whitman, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald, and features introductions to each time period with an overview of the historical, cultural, and literary background of the era. Through succinct and engaging biographies, extensive descriptive observations, and 200 photographs, these great writers come to life. Innovative and authoritative, America s Literary Legends embodies a fresh approach to the study of American literature and the authors whose works have become classics.
The truthful anecdotes and fictional characters take you on an insightful and exciting journey that is serious, witty and redeemingly triumphant. It is a gripping account which depicts how the media, unbridled capitalism, residual racial bias and politics as usual collude to control, suppress and subvert the natural election process in the American South. Included in this well-researched historical novel is an assessment of the successes and failures in race relations in America. To that end, it is a fresh and fascinating examination of the American conundrum about race. The final chapter, entitled "I Still Believe", provides a powerful tribute to past adversity laden, iconic achievements inspired by abiding faith, enduring hope and indeed, the prevailing love of God. The Capacity To Believe is a must read for students of history, journalism, political science and constitutional law, as well as the political aficionado residing in or outside of America. Finally, this novel could prove useful in discerning what fuels the furor of current opposition to President Obama. Is it the ideological administration or his pigmentation? Read and decide for yourself!
This first-ever English translation of Montherlant's WWI memoir has been called "a poetic introduction." It reveals the fury and madness of the epic struggle at Verdun. Wheeler writes that "the greatest cause on the Western Front was that for regret - and loss of promise in lives of almost four million people. Forget the loss to art and science, to medicine and the wine trade. The blotting out of so many futures promising love, reflection, and achievement is tragic enough."
In October 1914 a Jewish German soldier fighting on the Eastern Front failed to return to the trenches after a military skirmish near Warsaw and was presumed to have been taken prisoner by the Russians. For the next year, Hugo’s family and friends mounted a massive effort to find his whereabouts and bring him home through a prisoner exchange program. They sent hundreds of letters to people as diverse as prisoners in Siberia to the king of Spain. They even recruited a Russian acquaintance to buy the POW’s freedom, but Hugo wasn’t where he was supposed to be. This suspenseful search for my grandfather is brought back to life through original letters, with their images, German transcriptions, and English translations included. The story culminates in a shocking surprise revelation that had been hidden for almost a century.
This focus of this book is the lost history of the Hebrew Goddess Asherah through an analysis of Archaeological & Historical Aspects of Pre-Biblical Religious Traditions.
Following a trail of archaeological discoveries, the forgotten story of God’s wife, the Hebrew Mother Goddess Asherah, is slowly reconstructed in this extensive study with over 550 archaeological drawings and 1,183 references.
Mentioned over 40 times in the Hebrew Bible, the archaeological evidence identifies Asherah as Yahweh’s primary wife.
Asherah’s stunning history unfolds as the shovels of archaeology resurrect what the pens of history forgot.
Author Steve Snyder’s father, Howard Snyder, was a B-17 pilot stationed in England during World War II. On February 8, 1944, his plane, the B-17 Susan Ruth, was Shot Down over the French/Belgium border after a mission to bomb Frankfurt, Germany.
The book tells the true story of events leading up to and after that harrowing day. Of the ten man crew, some died, some ended up in prison camps, and some evaded capture. What makes this book unique is the varied, detailed, and amazing story of what happened to each crew member, in particular Howard Snyder who evaded capture and was missing in action for seven months.
FROM THE AUTHOR: "What follows here, just a brief insight into Pain and Purpose in the Pacific. This book did not begin with the idea of a chronology of the battles of the Pacific War, although an overview is included. But instead it was intended to be a brief account of the battles on Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa as I retrace the travels of one Marine from the farmland of Minnesota to Japan and back. Carl J. Johnson spent 30 months in the Pacific. Four of those months were in bitter combat on the islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa. He is my uncle. I have been blessed to travel, & to spend time at many of the places he traveled during World War II. My travels didn’t stop there.
As a Continental Airlines pilot based in Guam, now retired and having lived on Saipan, I have had the opportunity over a seven year period to visit other islands that were the scene of horrific battles of World War II. In addition to Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa, I will mention a few of them. Included are Guam where I was based during the closing years of my airline career; also Belau, which is Palau, and includes Peleliu. Included too in this book are Iwo Jima, Corregidor and the Philippines. In my travels beyond Hawaii and Pearl Harbor, which was my introduction into the Pacific, were Yap, and Truk, which is Chuuk, and Pohnpei in the Carolines. And I’ve spent time in Japan."