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Fighting for Hope by Robert F. Jefferson Book Resume:
This fascinating history shows how African-American military men and women seized their dignity through barracks culture and community politics during and after World War II. Drawing on oral testimony, unpublished correspondence, archival records, memoirs, and diaries, Robert F. Jefferson explores the curious contradiction of war-effort idealism and entrenched discrimination through the experiences of the 93rd Infantry Division. Led by white officers and presumably unable to fight—and with the army taking great pains to regulate contact between black soldiers and local women—the division was largely relegated to support roles during the advance on the Philippines, seeing action only later in the war when U.S. officials found it unavoidable. Jefferson discusses racial policy within the War Department, examines the lives and morale of black GIs and their families, documents the debate over the deployment of black troops, and focuses on how the soldiers’ wartime experiences reshaped their perspectives on race and citizenship in America. He finds in these men and their families incredible resilience in the face of racism at war and at home and shows how their hopes for the future provided a blueprint for America’s postwar civil rights struggles. Integrating social history and civil rights movement studies, Fighting for Hope examines the ways in which political meaning and identity were reflected in the aspirations of these black GIs and their role in transforming the face of America. -- Hayward "Woody" Farrar
Sandcastles on the Farm-Fighting for Hope by Jean Hadsell-Hahn Rusco Book Resume:
"I stand by a lighthouse by the sea and feel how deeply imbedded it is down into the earth. I imagine my body, firm and tall, despite the chaos around me, as the lighthouse withstanding the crashing wind and stormy seas. The light from the tower is radiating through me into the darkness, making me realize my job is to stand there for the light to pour out for others to navigate by it." A cancer survivor's handbook addresses issues of after-treatment. This faith-filled story is an intriguing biography expressing strife and healing. The author enlightens the reader with her childhood experiences as a farmer's daughter and her later life experiences as a wheat farmer and stockman's wife. She tells her complete story of cancer diagnosis, the treatment, and how her faith held her body and mind together. She advocates helping others through education, encouragement, and faith.
Fighting For Hope by Jazel L Faith Book Resume:
When she was a child, Hope Valentino witnessed a murder committed by the multi-millionaire Calvin Woodland and her mother. That night she swore to seek revenge. Ten years later, Hope matured into a beautiful woman with a heart filled with hatred and vengeance. Everything changed when she met Tyler Rivera, and it is up to him to melt the heart Hope hardened into ice.
Stepping into the Ring by Nicole Johnson Book Resume:
"Finding out I had cancer was like going to sleep in my own bed and suddenly waking up in the middle of a boxing ring. Out of the clear blue I am standing toe-to-toe with the Heavyweight Champion of the World, the crowd is looking on, and I am in my pajamas and don’t even know how to throw a punch.” Stepping into the Ring is the 2002 Women of Faith® drama sketch by Nicole Johnson, possibly her most powerful piece of writing to date. "Women have always had a unique fellowship of suffering," Nicole says. Where is the woman old or young who will not shed a tear and silently scream in her heart as she walks in these pages through the diagnosis of breast cancer and the devastation that ensues? While she focuses on the specific soul-chilling crisis, Nicole offers her readers broader insights for dealing with major losses of all kinds. She extends genuine hope and much-needed rays of light to those who are mired in hopelessness and despair. A "must" read for breast cancer patients and their loved ones.
UN Peacekeeping in Lebanon, Somalia and Kosovo by Ray Murphy Book Resume:
The concept of UN peacekeeping has had to evolve and change to meet the challenges of contemporary sources of conflict; consequently, peacekeeping operations have grown rapidly in number and complexity. This book examines a number of issues associated with contemporary multinational peace operations, and seeks to provide insights into the problems that arise in establishing and deploying such forces to meet the challenges of current conflicts. The focus of the book is three case studies (Lebanon, Somalia and Kosovo), involving a comparative analysis of the traditional peacekeeping in Lebanon, the more robust peace enforcement mission in Somalia, and the international administration undertaken on behalf of the international community in Kosovo. The book analyses the lessons that may be learned from these operations in terms of mandates, command and control, use of force and the relevance of international humanitarian and human rights law to such operations.
NATO and Peace Support Operations, 1991-1999 by Henning Frantzen Book Resume:
This new book addresses the key question of how NATO and three of its member states are configuring their policies and military doctrines in order to handle the new strategic environment. This environment is increasingly dominated by 'new wars', more precisely civil wars within states, and peacekeeping as the strategy devised by outside actors for dealing with them. The book seeks to explain how this new strategic environment has been interpreted and how the new conflicts and peacekeeping have been fitted into 'defence' and 'war' - key concepts in the field of security studies.
Fighting for Your Marriage by Howard J. Markman,Scott M. Stanley,Susan L. Blumberg Book Resume:
A thorough revision with a new DVD of couples in action, using the PREP method for strengthening marriage and avoiding divorce court The third edition of the best-selling classic on marriage enhancement and divorce prevention, features the latest research and changes of heart in our culture and society. New and revised, Fighting for Your Marriage is based on the widely acclaimed PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) approach. Groundbreaking studies have found that couples can use the strategies of this approach to handle conflict more constructively, protect their happiness, and reduce the odds of breaking up. The book is based on more than twenty years of university research Explores how to apply the PREP approach to any marriage Shows couples how to talk more and fight less, deepen and protect their friendship, and keep the fun alive Reveals what it takes to have a more intimate, sensual relationship and how to clarify and act on priorities The authors have included a wealth of techniques and down-to-earth guidance for all couples who seek to promote greater character and pleasure in their long-term relationships.
Social Work, Social Justice, and Human Rights by Colleen Lundy Book Resume:
Social workers take pride in their commitment to social and economic justice, peace, and human rights, and in their responses to related inequalities and social problems. At a time when economic globalization, armed conflict, and ecological devastation continue to undermine human rights and the possibilities for social justice, the need for linking a structural analysis to social work practice is greater than ever. The second edition of this popular social work practice text more fully addresses the connection between social justice and human rights. It includes a discussion of social work's role in promoting peace and responding to environmental problems. It also places a greater attention on the links between social work theories/concepts and practice skill/responses. The text has been updated and revised throughout with four new chapters: social work and human rights, cultural competence and practice with immigrant communities, social work and mental health communities, and practice with couples and families. Detailed case studies demonstrate the integration of theory, policy, and practice.
The Elgar Companion to Radical Political Economy by Philip Arestis,Malcolm C. Sawyer Book Resume:
'These valuable contributions will be very useful to students and nonspecialists wanting a clear introduction to specific topics or a convenient volume to browse to get a feel for a broader area of study. A welcome addition to any library.' – M. Perelman, Choice '. . . an excellent short encyclopedia of radical political economies. . . Even experienced scholars could read a number of the entries to refresh themselves or to introduce themselves to new areas of inquiry. Every university and college library should have a copy.' – William M. Dugger, Southern Economic Journal 'Elgar's companions are a joy to read from cover-to-cover. . . The volume is indexed and belongs in every library.' – William M. Dugger, Journal of Economic Issues '. . . this is a worthwhile volume deserving a browse by anyone with radical pretensions.' – Keith Cowling, The Economic Journal This major reference book has been designed to provide a comprehensive coverage of radical political economy. International in scope, The Elgar Companion to Radical Political Economy includes contributions from a very wide range of specialists who discuss topics, ideas and theories in the field. Radical political economy is a term used to encompass a range of different schools of thought. These include post Keynesian, Kaleckian, Marxian, Institutionalist, Sraffian and other approaches to economics which share the common theme of production, rather than the exchange focus of neoclassical and Austrian economics. Their concern with the generation and use of the surplus leads them to an interest in dynamics, income distribution, growth and development, and capital accumulation. With over 100 entries, the companion provides detailed information on a wide range of aspects of radical political economy as well as some important insights into its theoretical underpinning. A special feature of the book is its emphasis upon explaining the positive elements in radical political economy. As the first book of its kind devoted to radical political economy, the companion will be an essential reference source for scholars and students with an interest in the development of economic ideas.
Fighting for Taylor by Kimberly Moore Book Resume:
We must recognize that the suffering of one person or one nation is the suffering of humanity. That the happiness of one person or nation is the happiness of humanity. Fighting for Taylor presents the autobiographical story of a single mother struggling against the odds to support her child through social, economic, and educational challenges. The whispering among the nurses in the operating room when her son, Taylor is born signals to Kimberly that something about her baby is cause for concern, Her life quickly shifts to a world in which she must continuously fight to provide the best possible life for her child. Who was born with Down syndrome and later diagnosed with Autism. To make matters more difficult, her relationship with her husband is rapidly deteriorating, as his drinking and domestic violence escalated-factors that lead to the end of their marriage. As the years pass, she gathers her strength from her beautiful little boy. As she traverses the various social, economic and beautiful obstacles, she presents many thought-provoking ideas to help other parents find the emotional, financial and spiritual support their children need. What she discovers is a system designed to work against the best interest of children with special needs in todays schools. She fights for inclusion of all children in the educational system, regardless of their abilities or inabilities.