Poliitics

Poliitics

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1 Brokaw, Tom TIME OF OUR LIVES: A CONVERSATION ABOUT AMERICA
Random House Publishing Grou 2012 081297512X / 9780812975123 Paperback Very Good 
Time of Our Lives: A Conversation about America by Tom Brokaw Who we are, where we've been, and where we need to go now, to recapture the American dream Now with a new Foreword by the author "The best presentation of the challenges facing the country--and the possib le solutions--I've ever seen."--P. J. O'Rourke Tom Brokaw, known and beloved for his landmark work in American journalism and for the New York Times bestsellers The Greatest Generation and Boom!, n ow turns his attention to the challenges that face America in the new mille nnium, to offer reflections on how we can restore America's greatness. Rooted in the values, lessons, and verities of generations past and of his South Dakota upbringing, Brokaw weaves together inspiring stories of Americans who are making a difference and personal stories from his own family history, to engage us in a conversation about our country and to share ideas for how we can revitalize the promise of the American Dream. Inviting us to foster a rebirth of family, community, and civic engagement as profound as the one that helped win World War II, built our postwar prosperity, and ushered in the Civil Rights era, Brokaw traces the exciting, unnerving changes in modern life--in values, education, public service, housing, the Internet, and more--that have transformed our society in the decades since the age of thrift in which he was raised. In offering ideas from Americans who are change agents in their communities, Brokaw gives us a nourishing vision of hopefulness in an age of diminished expectations. 
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2 Jr., Martin Luther King WHY WE CAN'T WAIT
Penguin Publishing Group 2000 0451527534 / 9780451527530 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Martin Luther King's classic exploration of the events and forces behind th e Civil Rights Movement--including his Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 1 6, 1963. "There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no lon ger willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair." In 1963, Birmingham, Alabama, was perhaps the most racially segregated city in the United States. The campaign launched by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , and the Civil Rights movement on the segregated streets of Birmingham dem onstrated to the world the power of nonviolent direct action. In this remarkable book--winner of the Nobel Peace Prize--Dr. King recounts the story of Birmingham in vivid detail, tracing the history of the strugg le for civil rights back to its beginnings three centuries ago and looking to the future, assessing the work to be done beyond Birmingham to bring abo ut full equality for African Americans. Above all, Dr. King offers an eloqu ent and penetrating analysis of the events and pressures that propelled the Civil Rights movement from lunch counter sit-ins and prayer marches to the forefront of American consciousness. Since its publication in the 1960s, Why We Can't Wait has become an indispu table classic. Now, more than ever, it is an enduring testament to the wise and courageous vision of Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes photographs and an Afterword by Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. 
Price: 550.00 JPY
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3 Lang, Jeffrey STRUGGLING TO SURRENDER: SOME IMPRESSIONS OF AN AMERICAN CONVERT TO ISLAM / EDITION 2
9780915957262 1999 0915957264 / 9780915957262 Paperback Very Good 
Struggling to Surrender: Some Impressions of an American Convert to Islam / Edition 2 Struggling to Surrender: Some Impressions of an American Convert to Islam i s a very personal account of one man's search for God and meaning in the mi dst of a culture that places no value on such a quest. Dr. Lang was brought up as a Catholic and educated in a Catholic school. However, one day he fo und that his religious beliefs could no longer provide satisfactory answers to his questions. And so his quest began: reason, agnosticism, atheism, and, finally "coincid ence" --a chance encounter with a Muslim student in one of his classes that eventually led to his conversion. As he soon found out, however, this was not the end of the matter, for now he had to fit in with his new community, its beliefs and traditions, and the Islamic worldview and lifestyle. For American Muslims, most of whom come from a Judeo-Christian background and a mental framework that is almost totally alien to that of a traditional Muslim, this is no easy feat. How does one deal with demands for the blind acceptance of hadiths and accepted interpretations, the gulf between what the Qur'an says and the reality of Muslim life, the "status" of women, the presence of religion in every sphere of one's life, cultural conflicts, and many other issues? Ever since his conversion, Dr. Lang has struggled to answer these questions for himself. At the request of numerous Muslim acquaintances, he decided to write about his experiences so that other American and western-educated Muslims could benefit from his insights. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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4 Marshall, Tim PRISONERS OF GEOGRAPHY: TEN MAPS THAT TELL YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GLOBAL POLITICS
Elliott & Thompson Limited 2016 1783962437 / 9781783962433 Paperback Good 
THE INTERNATIONAL AND NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by moun tains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to follow world events you need to u nderstand people, ideas and movements - but if you don't know geography, yo u'll never have the full picture. If you've ever wondered why Putin is so obsessed with Crimea, why the USA w as destined to become a global superpower, or why China's power base contin ues to expand ever outwards, the answers are all here. In ten chapters (covering Russia; China; the USA; Latin America; the Middle East; Africa; India and Pakistan; Europe; Japan and Korea; and the Arctic) , using maps, essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widel y travelled author, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and f uture to offer an essential insight into one of the major factors that dete rmines world history. It's time to put the 'geo' back into geopolitics. 
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