• Biography & Autobiography

To Seek a Newer World


Author: JR ROBERT F. SLOAN KENNEDY (SAM.),Robert F Kennedy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9784871877848
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 248
View: 6313
These essays by Robert F. Kennedy, which grew out of speeches, travel and his experience as Attorney General and a United States Senator, pose a simple question for America and consequently for the free world, in the 60s and 70s: Are you willing to dare? Today's challenges are awesome in scope and baffling in complexity. A military coup in Brazil may effect the entire hemisphere and endanger the Alliance for Progress. Riots and decay in the American cities pose the dangers of war in the streets, and a permanent alienation of black and white America. Vietnam raises the possibility of recurrent draining conflict, with a huge and unknown China beyond. And overall loom the new weapons of war, threatening at every moment to destroy all they were designed to defend. But for all the problems, says the author, our fortunes need not and cannot be surrendered to an inscrutable fate. The question posed is not to America's resources, not to their ability, but to their commitment and character. This is the question Robert Kennedy repeatedly addresses in To Seek a Newer World. As a major architect of positions and policies at home and abroad since 1961, he is candid in assessing his countries shortcomings and mistakes. Yet his call for a new ordering of national priorities is a hopeful one - to match American heritage and power with a new effort and will - to seek a newer world for the United States and for the community of man.

    • History

To Seek a Newer World

A History of Columbia County, Georgia
Author: Gerald J. Smith
Publisher: Southern Heritage Press (FL)
ISBN: 9781889332468
Category: History
Page: 196
View: 8821

    • History

Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis


Author: Robert F. Kennedy
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393341539
Category: History
Page: 192
View: 1192
"A minor classic in its laconic, spare, compelling evocation by a participant of the shifting moods and maneuvers of the most dangerous moment in human history."—Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. During the thirteen days in October 1962 when the United States confronted the Soviet Union over its installation of missiles in Cuba, few people shared the behind-the-scenes story as it is told here by the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy. In this unique account, he describes each of the participants during the sometimes hour-to-hour negotiations, with particular attention to the actions and views of his brother, President John F. Kennedy. In a new foreword, the distinguished historian and Kennedy adviser Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., discusses the book's enduring importance and the significance of new information about the crisis that has come to light, especially from the Soviet Union.

    • Fiction

To Seek a Newer World


Author: Robert H. Brown
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781467018661
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 9674
Remembrance of Things Past is a work of doomsday fiction set in a modern, mythical country in West Africa. A sequel to To Seek a Newer World, the novel’s major characters acquire their new personas during an inter-ethnic civil war that devastates their homeland: Daniel Rutherford as an observant chronicler of his times, Felix Kamara as an ambitious alcoholic and incurable romantic, and Maureen Rutherford as a resolute divorcée and fortune-hunter. In this streamlined novel, Robert H. Brown presents a gloomy picture of a society dogged by sectionalism, ethnicity, “ethnic cleansing,” and how warlords and rebels take part in indulgent killing, wanton destruction of infrastructure, and dwelling homes. He also depicts a society in which innocent children and civilians behave and act to the privations of wartime because poverty is grimmer and more widespread. As the novel ends, Daniel Rutherford and Felix Kamara are seen strapped in their seats in British Caledonian on their way to their homeland from involuntary exile in England to help in the construction of peace and amity on the ruins of the tragedy of war. Remembrance of Things Past is a magnificent story of passion, love, betrayal, ambition, and pervasive violence.

    • History

Make Gentle the Life of the World

The Vision of Robert F. Kennedy
Author: Robert F. Kennedy
Publisher: Harcourt
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 188
View: 6308
A volume compiled by Kennedy's youngest son offers writings recorded in the slain politician's personal journals throughout the 1960s

    • Biography & Autobiography

Robert Kennedy and His Times


Author: Arthur M. Schlesinger
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544080076
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1088
View: 4024
“An absorbing and vividly written study of a gallant and tragic man.”—Boston Globe Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., chronicles the short life of the Kennedy family’s second presidential hopeful in “a story that leaves the reader aching for what cannot be recaptured” (Miami Herald). Schlesinger’s account vividly recalls the forces that shaped Robert Kennedy, from his position as the third son of a powerful Irish Catholic political clan to his concern for issues of social justice in the turbulent 1960s. Robert Kennedy and His Times is “a picture of a deeply compassionate man hiding his vulnerability, drawn to the underdogs and the unfortunates in society by his life experiences and sufferings” (Los Angeles Times). This Fortieth Anniversary Edition contains not only Schlesinger’s illuminating and inspiring portrait of Robert Kennedy, but a new introduction by Michael Beschloss, in which the acclaimed best-selling author and historian discusses the book’s initial reception, Schlesinger’s thoughts on it, and expounds on why Robert Kennedy is still such an important figure today. “An inspiring account of what it was like to be at Robert Kennedy’s side and why he and many like him felt that vision and virtue walked with them.”—Business Week

    • History

The Enemy Within


Author: Robert F. Kennedy
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN: 9780313235795
Category: History
Page: 338
View: 4807

    • Biography & Autobiography

Sun Yatsen

Seeking a Newer China
Author: David B. Gordon
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780321333063
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 148
View: 1624
This biography introduces readers to the life and times of Sun Yatsen (1866-1925), a Chinese revolutionary whose popularity stretches across Greater China and into the 21st century. Concise and incisive, each interpretive biography in the Library of World Biography Series focuses on a person whose actions and ideas either significantly influenced world events or whose life reflects important themes and developments in global history. Sun Yatsen (1866-1925) was ceaselessly dynamic, leading a movement among Chinese to overthrow the last traditional dynasty of China's history and replace it with a modern-style republic. When this republic became a reality, he briefly served as its president, afterward continuing the influence his country for decades to come through the political party he created, the controversial foreign assistance he accepted, and the many writings he left behind. China is today rapidly transforming itself into the international powerhouse that Sun envisioned. In this respect, Sun's life story--occurring as it did on the dividing line between traditional dynastic rule and the search for what would replace it--enables us to understand a broad swath of China's road to contemporary prominence.

    • Fiction

The Long Day Wanes

A Malayan Trilogy
Author: Anthony Burgess
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393309430
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
View: 4994
Set in postwar Malaya at the time when people and governments alike are bemused and dazzled by the turmoil of independence, this three-part novel is rich in hilarious comedy and razor-sharp in observation. The protagonist of the work is Victor Crabbe, a teacher in a multiracial school in a squalid village, who moves upward in position as he and his wife maintain a steady decadent progress backward. A sweetly satiric look at the twilight days of colonialism.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Last Campaign

Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America
Author: Thurston Clarke
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805077926
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 321
View: 4344
Documents Robert Kennedy's dramatic and ill-fated 1968 presidential campaign, outlining his positions on such issues as the Vietnam War, race, and poverty as well as his private struggles with the assassination of JFK.

    • Science

The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus

Exploring and Conserving Our Natural World
Author: Susan Schiefelbein,Jacques Cousteau
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781596917552
Category: Science
Page: 320
View: 6345
The beloved explorer Jacques Cousteau witnessed firsthand the complexity and beauty of life on earth and undersea-and watched the toll taken by human activity in the twentieth century. In this magnificent last book, now available for the first time in the United States, Cousteau describes his deeply informed philosophy about protecting our world for future generations. Weaving gripping stories of his adventures throughout, he and coauthor Susan Schiefelbein address the risks we take with human health, the overfishing and sacking of the world's oceans, the hazards of nuclear proliferation, and the environmental responsibility of scientists, politicians, and people of faith. This prescient, clear-sighted book is a remarkable testament to the life and work of one of our greatest modern adventurers.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Tennyson

To Strive, to Seek, to Find
Author: John Batchelor
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480448303
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
View: 7554
Alfred Lord Tennyson, Queen Victoria’s favorite poet, commanded a wider readership than any other of his time. His ascendancy was neither the triumph of pure genius nor an accident of history: he skillfully crafted his own career and his relationships with his audience. Fame and recognition came, lavishly and in abundance, but the hunger for more never left him. Resolving never to be anything except “a poet,” he wore his hair long, smoked incessantly, and sported a cloak and wide-brimmed Spanish hat. Tennyson ranged widely in his poetry, turning his interests in geology, evolution, and Arthurian legend into verse, but much of his work relates to his personal life. The poet who wrote “The Lady of Shalott” and “The Charge of the Light Brigade” has become a permanent part of our culture. This enjoyable and thoughtful new biography shows him as a Romantic as well as a Victorian, exploring both the poems and the pressures of his era, and the personal relationships that made the man.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Saint Francis of Assisi

A Life of Joy
Author: Robert Francis Kennedy,Dennis Nolan
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 5842
Tells the story of the man who became one of the most famous saints in the world, from his fun-loving youth through his career as a soldier to the years he spent serving God.

    • History

The Gospel According to RFK

Why it Matters Now
Author: Robert F. Kennedy,Norman MacAfee
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: 9780465003587
Category: History
Page: 200
View: 8044
MacAfee argues that Robert Kennedy's vision for America during the presidential election of 1968--issues of peace, justice, equality and responsibility--are as relevant today as they were then.

    • Biography & Autobiography

We band of brothers


Author: Edwin O. Guthman
Publisher: Harper & Row Barnes & Noble Import Division
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 339
View: 8648

    • Family & Relationships

The Parents' Guide to Climate Revolution

100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night's Sleep
Author: Mary DeMocker
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608684814
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 360
View: 7088
"Relax," writes author Mary DeMocker, "this isn't another light bulb list. It's not another overwhelming pile of parental 'to dos'; designed to shrink your family's carbon footprint through eco-superheroism." Instead, DeMocker lays out a lively, empowering, and — doable — blueprint for engaging families in the urgent endeavor of climate revolution. In this book's brief, action-packed chapters, you'll learn hundreds of wide-ranging ideas for being part of the revolution — from embracing simplicity parenting, to freeing yourself from dead-end science debates, to teaching kids about the power of creative protest, to changing your lifestyle in ways that deepen family bonds, improve moods, and reduce your impact on the Earth. Engaging and creative, this vital resource is for everyone who wants to act effectively — and empower children to do the same.

    • Travel

The Glorious Adventure

Through the Mediterranean in the Wake of Odysseus
Author: Richard Halliburton,Tahir Shah
Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
ISBN: 1848857713
Category: Travel
Page: 232
View: 918
Describes the author's adventures in the Mediterranean while retracing Ulysses's journey in "The Odyssey," including a climb up Mount Olympus, a night in a Cyclop's cave, and an attempt to run Pheidippides' fatal route from Marathon to Athens.

    • Travel

Terra Incognita

Travels in Antarctica
Author: Sara Wheeler
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 080415242X
Category: Travel
Page: 384
View: 7599
It is the coldest, windiest, driest place on earth, an icy desert of unearthly beauty and stubborn impenetrability. For centuries, Antarctica has captured the imagination of our greatest scientists and explorers, lingering in the spirit long after their return. Shackleton called it "the last great journey"; for Apsley Cherry-Garrard it was the worst journey in the world. This is a book about the call of the wild and the response of the spirit to a country that exists perhaps most vividly in the mind. Sara Wheeler spent seven months in Antarctica, living with its scientists and dreamers. No book is more true to the spirit of that continent--beguiling, enchanted and vast beyond the furthest reaches of our imagination. Chosen by Beryl Bainbridge and John Major as one of the best books of the year, recommended by the editors of Entertainment Weekly and the Chicago Tribune, one of the Seattle Times's top ten travel books of the year, Terra Incognita is a classic of polar literature.