Jonny Langenfelder will do whatever it takes to make the Olympics. He will run 150 miles per week through duststorms or snowstorms, endure the torment of crazed coaches and bizarre teammates, flip burgers, wash dishes, and live in a van or a basement or with the two people who tell him he is wasting his time - his parents. Follow Jonny on a whirlwind journey that will take you around the world and into the locker rooms, hotels, stadiums, bars, and training ground of some great and not-so-great athletes, and inside the mind of a high-spirited runner who battles to stay on the straight path - no matter what temptation or tragedy threatens to keep him from reaching his goal.
Author: Greg Lautenslager
Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing
Leonard Cohens Vermächtnis. 2016 starb im Alter von 82 Jahren der große Sänger und Dichter Leonard Cohen – und »die Welt wurde dunkler«, wie es in einem der unzähligen Nachrufe hieß. Mit Songs wie »Hallelujah« oder »Suzanne« wurde er in den späten 1960ern weltberühmt. In seinen letzten Lebensjahren wuchs seine Popularität noch einmal. Bis kurz vor seinem Tod arbeitete er an diesem Buch, seinem literarischen Vermächtnis. Wenige Wochen vor seinem Tod, gab Leonard Cohen dem New Yorker ein Interview, in dem er sagte, er sei bereit zu sterben. Er brauche nur unbedingt noch genug Zeit, um sein allerletztes Buch fertigzustellen. Glücklicherweise wurde er erhört. »Die Flamme« ist Leonard Cohens sprachmächtiger Abgesang, eine Abschiedsrede, bestehend aus Songtexten, Gedichten, Notizbucheinträgen und Illustrationen. Entstanden ist eine Kartographie seines einzigartigen Lebensweges. Neben noch unbekannten Gedichten und Zeichnungen finden sich in diesem Buch zum ersten Mal ausgewählte Notizbucheinträge Cohens, die dem Leser das Innenleben dieses Ausnahmekünstlers erstaunlich nahe bringen.
Author: Leonard Cohen
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
Probing the Issues in Acts
Author: Mark E. Moore
Publisher: College Press
Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
In pursuit of humanistic values, a young scholar in pre-Renaissance France learns much from chance encounters with the great men and women of his day.
Author: Eloise Lownsbery
Category: Children's stories
Considered by many to be the finest American combat memoir of the First World War, Hervey Allen?s Toward the Flame vividly chronicles the experiences of the Twenty-eighth Division in the summer of 1918. Made up primarily of Pennsylvania National Guardsmen, the Twenty-eighth Division saw extensive action on the Western Front. The story begins with Lieutenant Allen and his men marching inland from the French coast and ends with their participation in the disastrous battle for the village of Fismette. Allen was a talented observer, and the men with whom he served emerge as well-rounded characters against the horrific backdrop of the war. ø As a historical document, Toward the Flame is significant for its highly detailed account of the controversial military action at Fismette. At the same time, it easily stands as a work of literature. Clear-eyed and unsentimental, Allen employs the novelist?s powers of description to create a harrowing portrait of coalition war at its worst.
A Memoir of World War I
Author: Hervey Allen
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
When Pegasus, the majestic winged-stallion, crashes on to her roof in the middle of a storm that blacks-out New York City, 13-year-old Emily's life becomes that of legend: epic battles with gruesome monsters, desperate chases from a corrupt governmental agency, captivating flights astride the beautiful winged-stallion, and one heroic quest to save Olympus before the Olympic flame burns out ... A must for fans of Percy Jackson!
Author: Kate O'Hearn
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
"If one organization is synonymous with keeping hope alive, even as a faint glimmer in the darkness of a prison, it is Amnesty International. Amnesty has been the light, and that light was truth—bearing witness to suffering hidden from the eyes of the world."—from Keepers of the Flame The first in-depth look at working life inside a major human rights organization, Keepers of the Flame charts the history of Amnesty International and the development of its nerve center, the International Secretariat, over forty-five years. Through interviews with staff members, archival research, and unprecedented access to Amnesty International's internal meetings, Stephen Hopgood provides an engrossing and enlightening account of day-to-day operations within the organization, larger decisions about the nature of its mission, and struggles over the implementation of that mission. An enduring feature of Amnesty's inner life, Hopgood finds, has been a recurrent struggle between the "keepers of the flame" who seek to preserve Amnesty's accumulated store of moral authority and reformers who hope to change, modernize, and use that moral authority in ways that its protectors fear may erode the organization's uniqueness. He also explores how this concept of moral authority affects the working lives of the servants of such an ideal and the ways in which it can undermine an institution's political authority over time. Hopgood argues that human-rights activism is a social practice best understood as a secular religion where internal conflict between sacred and profane—the mission and the practicalities of everyday operations—are both unavoidable and necessary. Keepers of the Flame is vital reading for anyone interested in Amnesty International, its accomplishments, agonies, obligations, fears, opportunities, and challenges—or, more broadly, in how humanitarian organizations accommodate the moral passions that energize volunteers and professional staff alike.
Understanding Amnesty International
Author: Stephen Hopgood
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Category: Political Science
This must-read book will help you recognize the danger signs of a sexualized relationship and show you how to keep your future with your family, your friends, your coworkers, and your God secure. "Our world is aflame with sex," warns counselor and author Dr. Gregg Jantz. We live in a society where sex is practiced openly, talked about freely, engaged in creatively, and flaunted shamelessly. Cultural stigmas that once kept sex within definable boundaries have all but disappeared. Anyone can fall prey to sexual temptation or become the target of a sexual aggressor. Any man or woman who has contact with the opposite sex—whether at church, in the workplace, or at play—needs the vital information contained in these pages. Would you recognize a sexually charged relationship soon enough to avoid falling into an affair? Would you be able to help a friend, loved one, or someone you're counseling avoid such a relationship? Basing each section on gripping case studies, Dr. Jantz offers expert guidance in identifying sexual manipulators and climbers; spotting danger signals in friendships about to turn sexual; protecting family members from relatives or acquaintances who are sexual predators; knowing how to avoid sexual traps when advising church members; and avoiding sexual pitfalls in professional and pastoral counseling.
Author: Gregg Jantz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Three hundred people, isolated on a raw new planet in the hope that their psi powers will become the foundation of a culture that can someday shape the future of humankind. If they don't starve first. If they don't lose heart in the face of hardships beyond any they imagined. And if their kids can be reared to believe in the dream and and advance both their technology and their psi powers from one generation to the next. Starship Captain Jesse Sanders hasn't expected to be responsible for the settlement. Peter is the leader, the visionary on whose inspiration they all depend. But Peter has his hands full, not only with maintaining morale but with grueling ordeals of his own. So the job of ensuring the colony's survival falls on Jesse. And in the end, he must stake his life in a desperate attempt to prevent the loss of all they have gained. This is a sequel to "Stewards of the Flame," but it can be read independently. Unlike Engdahl's other earlier novels, it is not a YA book and is not appropriate for middle-school readers.
Author: Sylvia Engdahl
Publisher: Sylvia Engdahl
When starship captain Jesse Sanders is detained by a dictatorial medical regime on the colony planet Undine, he is plunged into a life involving ordeals and joys unlike anything he has ever imagined.
Author: Sylvia Engdahl
Publisher: Sylvia Engdahl
Rein ins Leben, auch wenn es wehtut Lukas hat seinen Vater ewig nicht gesehen und jetzt soll er eine ganze Woche mit ihm verbringen. Das kann eigentlich nur schiefgehen, denkt Lukas. Und genau das passiert auch. Er verliebt sich in seine Cousine, wird durch ein Fenster geworfen, rast mit 110 Sachen durch Hamburg und begegnet dem Tod in der Gestalt seines Onkels Ruprecht. Der ist eben aus dem Gefängnis entlassen worden und will jetzt die Beute holen, die er vor fünf Jahren versteckt hat. Lukas und sein Vater sollen ihm dabei helfen. Doch als sie auf dem Ohlsdorfer Friedhof danach graben, stellen sie fest, dass das Geld verschwunden ist und nicht nur das ...
Author: Zoran Drvenkar
Publisher: cbj Verlag
Category: Young Adult Fiction
The Flame of Eternity provides a reexamination and new interpretation of Nietzsche's philosophy and the central role that the concepts of eternity and time, as he understood them, played in it. According to Krzysztof Michalski, Nietzsche's reflections on human life are inextricably linked to time, which in turn cannot be conceived of without eternity. Eternity is a measure of time, but also, Michalski argues, something Nietzsche viewed first and foremost as a physiological concept having to do with the body. The body ages and decays, involving us in a confrontation with our eventual death. It is in relation to this brute fact that we come to understand eternity and the finitude of time. Nietzsche argues that humanity has long regarded the impermanence of our life as an illness in need of curing. It is this "pathology" that Nietzsche called nihilism. Arguing that this insight lies at the core of Nietzsche's philosophy as a whole, Michalski seeks to explain and reinterpret Nietzsche's thought in light of it. Michalski maintains that many of Nietzsche's main ideas--including his views on love, morality (beyond good and evil), the will to power, overcoming, the suprahuman (or the overman, as it is infamously referred to), the Death of God, and the myth of the eternal return--take on new meaning and significance when viewed through the prism of eternity.
An Interpretation of Nietzsche's Thought
Author: Krzysztof Michalski
Publisher: Princeton University Press
A research-based but practical approach to recognizing, managing, and preventing one of the great tragedies of education—teacher burnout. Become a more effective school administrator by helping your teachers stay motivated and vibrant! Rekindling the Flame offers a researched-based but practical approach to recognizing, managing, and preventing one of the great tragedies of education—teacher burnout.
Principals Combating Teacher Burnout
Author: Barbara L. Brock,Marilyn L. Grady
Publisher: Corwin Press