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Breaking the Bonds of Blindness: A Memoir

by Mark Jacoby Bill Driver

Had he stayed in public school, he would have been in ninth grade, but without sight, he had to go to the school for the blind, where he found himself in class with kindergarteners. He had to learn braille--harder for him since his arms were longer and the dot messages had longer paths to travel--and he couldn't get out of eighth grade until he got those reading skills. Always the optimist, Bill graduated and had a lot of fun along the way. Bill and his family encountered plenty of stumbling blocks, but with humor, love, and ingenuity, they persevered, enjoying life and each other. This book is humorous, inspiring,and real--a fascinating and enjoyable autobiography.

Certain to Win: The Strategy of John Boyd, Applied to Business

by Chet Richards

Certain to Win [Sun Tzu´s prognosis for generals who follow his advice] develops the strategy of the late US Air Force Colonel John R. Boyd for the world of business. Robert Coram's monumental biography, Boyd, the Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War, rekindled interest in this obscure pilot and documented his influence on military matters ranging from the design of the F-15 and F-16 fighters to the planning for Operation Desert Storm to the execution of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Unfortunately Boyd's written legacy, consisting of a single paper and a four-set cycle of briefings, addresses strategy only in war. [All Boyd´s briefings are available on Defense and the National Interest.]

Ira Fistell's Mark Twain: Three Encounters

by Ira Fistell

An analysis of Mark Twain through his most famous writings.

Pathway to Independence: A Guide for People with Vision Loss

by Rita Thomas Kersh

Many helpful hints for people with severe vision loss or blindness.

When I Was a Boy in China

by Richard V. Lee Yan Phou Lee

This book was originally published in the late nineteenth century. The author tells the story of his boyhood in China.

Why Man Still Kills Man and Five Steps to Stopping It!: Humanity Essay Series

by Roger Colley

Whether through natural evolution... or by design or whether through creation in His image by a maker, collective Man by his very human nature has innate capacities for both aggressive behavior leading to brutal violence as well as altruistic behavior leading to compassionate caring. Here are five proposals to stop the violence.

Women's Paths to Happiness

by Judy Touchton

Collection of essays from leading scholars and clinicians on the applications of positive psychology for women.

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