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Glory and Hope: Inaugural Speech May 10, 1994

by Nelson Mandela

Summary: "Glory and Hope" By Nelson Mandela "Glory and Hope" was Nelson Mandela's 1994 inaugural speech as the first democratically elected State President of South Africa. At the time, South Africa was in a rough transition from a system of Apartheid with segregation of people based on race and class divisions to a system with renewed hope for equality to all of their citizens. As the first democratically elected State President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela planned to ease the transition, giving the Africans a sense of pride and security; this speech is the first example of his effort. Reading this speech, the reader encounters lines that tell of pride, passion, and devotion. They realize that Nelson Mandela wrote the speech with his heart rather than with his mind. After tough times, Mandela is not ashamed of his land and believes that with hard work and patience from the citizens of South Africa, they can "reinforce humanity's belief in justice, strengthen its confidence in the nobility of the human soul and sustain all hopes of a glorious life for all,"(Glory and Hope by Nelson Mandela).

Your Happiness Was Hacked: Why Tech Is Winning The Battle To Control Your Brain--and How To Fight Back

by Vivek Wadhwa Alex Salkever

<p>Do you feel in control of your life or enslaved by your devices? Have you risked your life texting and driving? Do you sympathize with a test group of students who endured painful shocks rather than be separated from their phones? <p>Digital technology is wonderful, but it's making us miserable, say former tech executives Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever. There's a reason Apple CEO Tim Cook told the Guardian he won't let his nephew on social networks. We've become a nation of tech addicts—although it's not entirely our fault, and it is possible to enjoy the benefits of technology while taking our happiness back from the bots. <p>Wadhwa and Salkever describe the applied neuroscience techniques developers are using to make their products so insidiously habit-forming and, drawing on the latest research, detail the negative impact of technology in four key areas: love, work, play, and life. There are dozens of vivid examples. Online dating apps like Tinder encourage users to evaluate people like products, leading to superficial, unsatisfying relationships. Workers check their email an average of seventy-seven times a day, wreaking havoc on productivity. Children now spend nearly twice as much time playing inside with their screens as they do outside in the natural world—it is any wonder childhood obesity is a problem? The light from the devices so many of us look at right before we go to sleep suppresses the production of melatonin, a hormone vital for sleep and healthy organ functioning. <p>But there's a way out. Wadhwa and Salkever lay out simple, common-sense ways to disrupt developers' efforts to get you hooked, including six simple questions to help you decide what role any given technology should play in your life. Ironically, they even describe some emerging technologies designed to give users more control. Get back to making technology serve you, not the other way around!

Festa aldameneko gelan

by Mariasun Landa Jesus Mari Lasa Barandiaran

Hiri bat: Paris, 1968ko udazkena, oraindik geratzen dira galtzada-harrien pean aurreko maiatzean sumatutako hondartzaren bila saiatzen diren estudianteak. Paris, hainbat espainiar etorkin, iheslari antifrankista eta frankismoko iluntasunetik eta gristasunetik ihesi joandako beste hainbat gazteren harrera-hiri. Protagonista: independentzia pertsonalaren bila doan euskal neska gazte batek bere lan, bizikizun eta maitasun ibilbidea kontatzen du, Parisen ematen duen lehen ikasturtean. Kolore guztietako pertsonaiak, pasadizoak eta gorabehera gazi-gozoak, umore puntu batez tratatuak; azken finean, bizitzara irekitzen den gazte baten kronika sentimentala. Festa bat: Parisko bizitza idealizatua, hainbat promes, amestutako esperientzia eta emozio biltzen dituena; literaturak eta zinemak mito bihurtutako festa, sekulatan heltzen ez dena edota, beti, aldameneko gelan bakarrik gauzatzen dena. Kontakizun autobiografiko honetan, Mariasun Landaren zintzotasunak hunkitzerainoko zirrara eragiten digu, bizitzeko pasioa kutsatzen digu eta hasieratik bukaeraraino katigatzen gaitu, eleberri onaren maisutasun narratiboak eramanda.

Ezekiel nora ezean

by Jasone Osoro Igartua

Ezekielek 15 urte ditu, lagunarte jator bat, neska-lagun moduko bat... Bizitza zoriontsu hori aldatu egingo da, ordea, inoiz ikusi ez duen aita bat-batean agertzen denean: ezagutu nahi luke, batetik, baina baita aldegin izana aurpegiratu ere. Horrez gain, beste hainbat arazo ditu mutilak: arrebarekin eta amarekin dituen eztabaidak, lagunekiko gorabeherak, gustuko bi neskaren artean sentitzen dituen zalantzak...

Fábulas contadas a los niños

by Rosa Navarro Durán

Estas fábulas son breves historias de animales y de personas que nos pueden servir a todos. En ellas oímos hablar a la astuta zorra y cantar al vanidoso cuervo, y vemos quién se lleva el queso y cómo lo consigue. <P><P>Este libro nos cuenta lo que pensó un ciervo que se vio en el espejo de las aguas de una fuente, y lo que les sucedió a las ranas que croaban y croaban pidiendo un rey, y a una boba tortuga que quería volar como el águila. Pero también nos dice cómo un ratoncito pudo salvar la vida al poderoso león, y cómo se vengó una cigüeña de la astuta zorra, y cómo? <P>Estas pequeñas historias nos divierten y nos enseñan. Veréis cómo es más importante la inteligencia y el ingenio que la fuerza, y aprenderéis que debemos ser muy prudentes y, sobre todo, muy generosos. Pero va a empezar ya la historia de la cigarra que en verano cantaba y cantaba, mientras la hormiga trabajaba y trabajaba? Estas maravillosas fábulas las escribió en verso Félix María Samaniego, el gran escritor del siglo XVIII, que nació en Laguardia (Álava) en 1745 y murió en 1801. <P>Él había leído muy bien a otros autores de fábulas, como el escritor latino Fedro, el francés La Fontaine y el inglés John Gay, y adaptó algunas de sus historias. Lo hizo tan bien que, desde que se publicaron los dos tomos de sus Fábulas en verso castellano (1781, 1784), mucha gente se las sabía de memoria y las contaba, como vais a hacer vosotros.

Ezekiel

by Jasone Osoro Igartua

Ezekielek hamalau urte ditu. Etxean amarekin eta arrebarekin bizi da, emakumezinguratuta. Aitak etxetik alde egin zuen, eta ez du hartaz oroitzapen askorik. Hamalau urteko mutil gehienek bezala, bizitza bi partetan banatuta dauka; batetik etxeko istiluak daude, eta bestetik kanpoko giroa: eskola, lagunak, koadrilaren lokala eta? neskak. Neskek buruhausteak ematen dizkiote, etxe barruan eta kanpoan. Ezekielen koadrilako inork oraindik ez dio musurik eman neska bati. Eta denak amorratzen daude. Izan ere, abentura handia da lehenengo musua ematea.

Ez naiz ni

by Karmele Jaio Eiguren

Zerbait falta dute, zer den ondo ez badakite ere. Gaztetasunaren azken izpiez gozatu nahi dute batzuek, lehengo garai ustez eder haiek berreskuratu; esperientzia berriak bilatuko dituzte beste batzuek, modu batean zein bestean, edo hondatzen hasitako harremanak biziberritzen saiatu. Bizitzaren erdialdean daude denak, eta horrek eragiten dien ezinegonean beren tokia aurkitu nahi lukete. Pertsonaia batek dioen bezala, zailena ez baita zahartzea, zahartzen hastea baizik. Ipuin liburu berri bat dakarkigu Karmele Jaiok, hamabi istorioz osatua. Aurrekoetan bezala, giza harremanetan sortzen diren arrakaletan erreparatzen daki egileak, begirada zorrotz baina amultsu batekin; aurrekoen aldean, baina, sakonagoak dira kontakizunak, argumentua gehiago garatuz, eta abertsagoak dira pertsonaiak, haien bizitzen hainbat alderdi eta xehetasun erakutsiz; betiko sentiberatasunez, baina baita berria den umore fin batez ere.

Ez gara berdinak baina berdin da

by Severino Calleja Pérez

Ikasturte berria: Ana eskolara itzuli da eta bertan, gelan betiko lagunekin taldea osatu partez, iraskasleak beste lagun batzurekin jarri du. LAGUNAK izena osatzen dute talde honetako ikasleek, Anarekin batera Ghanako Aseye, Hungariako Lian, Brasilgo Noemí, Txinako Guang eta Marokoko Khaled daudelako.Ikasle horiek ez dira Anaren berdinak, eta horregatik anaiarekin zenbait burruka egin behar baditu ere, neska oso gustura dago laguntxo berriekin.

European Union Politics (Palgrave Foundations Series)

by John McCormick

European Union Politics provides an authoritative introduction to all aspects of politics and policy in the EU. It gives readers a sense of the colour and flavour of EU politics, while systematic coverage of different theoretical perspectives encourages a more sophisticated understanding of how and why the EU has become what it is today.

The Power Of The Powerless: A Brother's Legacy Of Love

by Fred Rogers Henri J. M. Nouwen Christopher De Vinck

Christopher De Vinck's moving account of his life with his brother made a deep impression on the hearts and minds of Americans. Due to a tragedy at birth, Oliver de Vinck was born severely handicapped--blind, mute, crippled, helpless. Despite the doctors' bleak prognosis, his loving parents took him home, where they and their children cared for him. He lived for thirty-three years.

Mr. Putter And Tabby Toot The Horn (Mr. Putter And Tabby)

by Cynthia Rylant Arthur Howard

Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, like sharing music with their neighbors Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke. But when Mrs. Teaberry decides they should join a band, Mr. Putter isn’t so sure. He doesn’t even play an instrument--in fact, neither does Mrs. Teaberry. But they aren’t going to let that stop them!

Star Of Fear, Star Of Hope

by Mark Polizzotti Jo Hoestlandt Johanna Kang

Set in France, during the Nazi occupation of World War II, a gentile child named Helen recalls the mounting persecution of her Jewish friend. She wonders why does her best friend, Lydia, have to wear a yellow star? Why are people in hiding and using strange names? What is Lydia afraid of? Touching upon the Holocaust with sensitivity and poignancy, Star of Fear, Star of Hope will help readers understand this difficult event in history.

Along The Tracks

by Michael Swirsky Tamar Bergman

Based on a true story, Along the Tracks tells the tale of Yankele, a Polish boy who is separated from his mother during the German invasion of Poland in World War II.

Crossing The River

by Caryl Phillips

From the acclaimed author of Cambridge comes an ambitious, formally inventive, and intensely moving evocation of the scattered offspring of Africa. It begins in a year of failing crops and desperate foolishness, which forces a father to sell his three children into slavery. Employing a brilliant range of voices and narrative techniques, Caryl Phillips folows these exiles across the river that separates continents and centuries. <p><p> Phillips's characters include a freed slave who journeys to Liberia as a missionary in the 1830s; a pioneer woman seeking refuge from the white man's justice on the Colorado frontier; and an African-American G.I. who falls in love with a white Englishwoman during World War II. Together these voices make up a "many-tongued chorus" of common memory--and one of the most stunning works of fiction ever to address the lives of black people severed from their homeland.

Babies on the Bus

by Karen Katz

The Babies on the Bus by Karen Katz

Ambiguous Loss: Learning To Live With Unresolved Grief

by Pauline Boss

What happens when there is mourning with no closure, when a family member or a friend who may be still alive is lost to us nonetheless? How, for example, does the mother whose soldier son is missing in action, or the family of an Alzheimer’s patient who is suffering from severe dementia, deal with the uncertainty surrounding this kind of loss? <p><p> In this sensitive and lucid account, Pauline Boss explains that, all too often, those confronted with such ambiguous loss fluctuate between hope and hopelessness. Suffered too long, these emotions can deaden feeling and make it impossible for people to move on with their lives. Yet the central message of this book is that they can move on. Drawing on her research and clinical experience, Boss suggests strategies that can cushion the pain and help families come to terms with their grief. Her work features the heartening narratives of those who cope with ambiguous loss and manage to leave their sadness behind, including those who have lost family members to divorce, immigration, adoption, chronic mental illness, and brain injury. With its message of hope, this eloquent book offers guidance and understanding to those struggling to regain their lives.

A Nation By Design: Immigration Policy In The Fashioning Of America

by Aristide R. Zolberg

According to the national mythology, the United States has long opened its doors to people from across the globe, providing a port in a storm and opportunity for any who seek it. Yet the history of immigration to the United States is far different. Even before the xenophobic reaction against European and Asian immigrants in the late nineteenth century, social and economic interest groups worked to manipulate immigration policy to serve their needs. In A Nation by Design, Aristide Zolberg explores American immigration policy from the colonial period to the present, discussing how it has been used as a tool of nation building. <p><p> A Nation by Design argues that the engineering of immigration policy has been prevalent since early American history. However, it has gone largely unnoticed since it took place primarily on the local and state levels, owing to constitutional limits on federal power during the slavery era. Zolberg profiles the vacillating currents of opinion on immigration throughout American history, examining separately the roles played by business interests, labor unions, ethnic lobbies, and nativist ideologues in shaping policy. He then examines how three different types of migration--legal migration, illegal migration to fill low-wage jobs, and asylum-seeking--are shaping contemporary arguments over immigration to the United States. <p> A Nation by Design is a thorough, authoritative account of American immigration history and the political and social factors that brought it about. With rich detail and impeccable scholarship, Zolberg's book shows how America has struggled to shape the immigration process to construct the kind of population it desires.

Kamikaze: A Japanese Pilot's Own Spectacular Story Of The Famous Suicide Squadrons

by Yasuo Kuwahara Gordon T. Allred

Originally published in 1957, this enduring classic--the first-ever English publication cowritten by a Japanese suicide pilot--remains a touching and insightful look into the world of the kamikaze. This edition, now completely revised, reflects the valuable insight and perspective gained by the author since the time of the book's initial publication. From the age of 15, Yasuo Kuwahara began a life of military service that included suffering through brutal basic training, participating in ferocious aerial combat against the Allies, and avoiding a suicide mission when an atomic bomb was dropped in Hiroshima, near his hometown. From being handpicked for kamikaze service to finding the discipline to die for the emperor, this history presents a firsthand account of the fascinating life of a kamikaze fighter pilot.

Separation Of Church And State (Revised Edition)

by Philip Hamburger

In a powerful challenge to conventional wisdom, Philip Hamburger argues that the separation of church and state has no historical foundation in the First Amendment. The detailed evidence assembled here shows that eighteenth-century Americans almost never invoked this principle. Although Thomas Jefferson and others retrospectively claimed that the First Amendment separated church and state, separation became part of American constitutional law only much later. In a powerful challenge to conventional wisdom, Philip Hamburger argues that the separation of church and state has no historical foundation in the First Amendment. The detailed evidence assembled here shows that eighteenth-century Americans almost never invoked this principle. Although Thomas Jefferson and others retrospectively claimed that the First Amendment separated church and state, separation became part of American constitutional law only much later. <p><p> Hamburger shows that separation became a constitutional freedom largely through fear and prejudice. Jefferson supported separation out of hostility to the Federalist clergy of New England. Nativist Protestants (ranging from nineteenth-century Know Nothings to twentieth-century members of the K.K.K.) adopted the principle of separation to restrict the role of Catholics in public life. Gradually, these Protestants were joined by theologically liberal, anti-Christian secularists, who hoped that separation would limit Christianity and all other distinct religions. Eventually, a wide range of men and women called for separation. Almost all of these Americans feared ecclesiastical authority, particularly that of the Catholic Church, and, in response to their fears, they increasingly perceived religious liberty to require a separation of church from state. American religious liberty was thus redefined and even transformed. In the process, the First Amendment was often used as an instrument of intolerance and discrimination.

Backpack Literature: An Introduction To Fiction, Poetry, Drama, And Writing (MLA Update Edition, Fifth Edition)

by X. J. Kennedy Dana Gioia

Backpack Literature introduces college students to the appreciation and experience of literature in its major forms and develops the student's ability to think critically and communicate effectively through writing. The book is built on the assumption that great literature can enrich and enlarge the lives it touches. Both editors, literary writers themselves, believe that textbooks should be not only informative and accurate but also lively, accessible, and engaging.

Peculiar Institution: America's Death Penalty In An Age Of Abolition

by David Garland

The U.S. death penalty is a peculiar institution, and a uniquely American one. Despite its comprehensive abolition elsewhere in the Western world, capital punishment continues in dozens of American states– a fact that is frequently discussed but rarely understood. The same puzzlement surrounds the peculiar form that American capital punishment now takes, with its uneven application, its seemingly endless delays, and the uncertainty of its ever being carried out in individual cases, none of which seem conducive to effective crime control or criminal justice. In a brilliantly provocative study, David Garland explains this tenacity and shows how death penalty practice has come to bear the distinctive hallmarks of America’s political institutions and cultural conflicts. <p><p> America’s radical federalism and local democracy, as well as its legacy of violence and racism, account for our divergence from the rest of the West. Whereas the elites of other nations were able to impose nationwide abolition from above despite public objections, American elites are unable– and unwilling– to end a punishment that has the support of local majorities and a storied place in popular culture. <p> In the course of hundreds of decisions, federal courts sought to rationalize and civilize an institution that too often resembled a lynching, producing layers of legal process but also delays and reversals. Yet the Supreme Court insists that the issue is to be decided by local political actors and public opinion. So the death penalty continues to respond to popular will, enhancing the power of criminal justice professionals, providing drama for the media, and bringing pleasure to a public audience who consumes its chilling tales. <p> Garland brings a new clarity to our understanding of this peculiar institution– and a new challenge to supporters and opponents alike.

All's Fair in Love and Words

by Ann Herrick

Laurel can't handle her new authority as editor of the yearbook, especially when it comes to Matt, the new guy at school who has her head spinning. Is she doing what's best for the yearbook, or what's best for her? Is she being unfair to Matt, or is he trying to use her? To complicate matters, her best friend's love life is falling apart, her home life is driving her crazy with parents who are frantic about their upcoming high-school reunion and a sister who has suddenly become klutz of the century. Can Laurel help her best friend, survive her chaotic household and resolve her war of words with Matt without losing at love?

Patterns for College Writing: A Rhetorical Reader And Guide

by Laurie G. Kirszner Stephen R. Mandell

Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, authors with thirty years of experience teaching college writing, know what works in the classroom and have a knack for picking just the right readings. <P><P> In Patterns for College Writing, they provide students with exemplary rhetorical models and instructors with class-tested selections that balance classic and contemporary essays. Along with more examples of student writing than any other reader, Patterns has the most comprehensive coverage of active reading, research, and the writing process, with a five-chapter mini-rhetoric; the clearest explanations of the patterns of development; the most thorough apparatus of any rhetorical reader; and the most comprehensive coverage of argumentative writing―all reasons why Patterns for College Writing is the best-selling reader in the country. <P>And the new edition includes exciting new readings, images, and debate and casebook topics.

No Gold on Boothill

by Dan Cushman

This trio of classic short novels by Spur Award— winning author Dan Cushman opens with the final adventure of Cushman’s most famous character, the Pecos Kid. ”Buckaroos of the Big Die” finds Pecos and his partners once again up against cattle and mining baron Jawn Ridley, who’s trying to drive struggling homesteaders out of Montana Territory. The other two novellas feature Comanche John, another of Cushman’s recurring characters. ”The Conestoga Pirate” introduces the heroic road agent who usually ends up defending those threatened by larger thieves than he is. Neither Pecos nor Comanche John will be soon forgotten by readers who appreciate fine Western adventure!

The Autoimmune Solution: Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum of Inflammatory Symptoms and Diseases

by Amy Myers

Over 90 percent of the population suffers from inflammation or an autoimmune disorder. Until now, conventional medicine has said there is no cure. Minor irritations like rashes and runny noses are ignored, while chronic and debilitating diseases like Crohn's and rheumatoid arthritis are handled with a cocktail of toxic treatments that fail to address their root cause. But it doesn't have to be this way.In The Autoimmune Solution, Dr. Amy Myers, a renowned leader in functional medicine, offers her medically proven approach to prevent and reverse a wide range of inflammatory-related symptoms and diseases, including allergies, obesity, asthma, cardiovascular disease, fibromyalgia, lupus, IBS, chronic headaches, and Hashimoto's thyroiditis.The Myers Way is built on four pillars: Eliminating toxic foods, such as sugar and caffeine, and inflammatory foods, like dairy, gluten, and grains, which disrupt our digestive system. Introducing restorative ingredients and sup-plements, such as quality proteins, healthy fats, and probiotics, to repair the gut. Identifying environmental toxins in everyday products like shampoo, soap, cosmetics, detergent, and other household products. Healing autoimmune-related infections while relieving the mental, emotional, and physical stress that exacerbate the immune system's response to external toxins.Through this program, Dr. Myers has suc-cessfully treated thousands of patients. Whether you're battling multiple sclerosis or Graves' disease, or you simply want to put an end to nagging minor symptoms, The Autoimmune Solution is a medical breakthrough, a prescriptive and easy-to-follow program designed to fight and defeat the full spectrum of autoimmune diseases.

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