Medicine Men: Extreme Appalachian Doctoring
7-time Wall Street Journal and Audible Top-10 best selling author. National bestseller “Medicine Men” follows the beloved #1 bestselling “Heart in the Right Place”. This is a collection of the most memorable moments from more than a dozen rural physicians who each practiced medicine for more than 50 years in the Southern Appalachian Mountains from 1930-2012.
Hilarious, heroic, true stories of miracle cures, ghost dogs, and much madcap medical mayhem. Unimaginably funny and touching situations where men with nerves of steel and hearts of gold get stuck between a rock and a hard place in the Smoky Mountains. These men are saints who walk among us and Jourdan’s father is one of them.
Jourdan’s work is often compared to James Herriot and Bill Bryson. This story collection is like “All Creatures Great and Small” but with people instead of animals or vingnettes from country doctors who took “A Walk in the Woods”.
Jourdan’s first book is on hundreds of lists of best books of the year, best book club books, and funniest books. “Heart in the Right Place” was chosen as Family Circle magazine’s first ever Book of the Month, won the Elle magazine Reader’s Prize, named a Wall Street Journal Nonfiction Bestseller and ranked #1 on Amazon in Biography, Memoir, Science, and Medicine.
Dakota: A Spiritual Geography
A beautiful meditation on life in the Great Plains from award-winning author and poet Kathleen Norris.
Kathleen Norris invites readers to experience rich moments of prayer and presence in Dakota, a timeless tribute to a place in the American landscape that is at once desolate and sublime, harsh and forgiving, steeped in history and myth. In thoughtful, discerning prose, she explores how we come to inhabit the world we see, and how that world also inhabits us. Her voice is a steady assurance that we can, and do, chart our spiritual geography wherever we go.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Born into a wealthy, secular New York Jewish family, a student of the Ethical Culture School in New York, later educated in theoretical physics at Harvard, Cambridge (UK) and Göttingen (Germany), appointed professor at UC-Berkeley and Caltech, J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) was on the forefront of the rise of theoretical physics in the United States to world-class status, contributing to the century-altering success of the Manhattan Project to build the atomic bomb. As the scientific leader of that project, Oppenheimer played a key advisory role in government, helping to forge the post-war military-industrial-scientific alliance that poured huge resources into post-war “big science.” Because of his position, Oppenheimer became for the public the heroic cultural icon of American science, but he also became a target and a tragic victim of the cold-war fear and nuclear war preparations underlying the McCarthy era.
This biographical study focuses on Oppenheimer’s cultural and intellectual rise as a theoretical physicist as well as his role within the trajectory of the nation’s rise to scientific leadership and the post-war forces that confronted American science. This biography is nearly unique in that it includes discussions for general audiences of Oppenheimer’s work and contributions to theoretical physics, including his famous prediction of black holes sixty years before their confirmed discovery.
“Now David Cassidy brings us the best account of Oppenheimer’s life in science with J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American Century.” — T. Powers, New York Review of Books
“Cassidy covers this ground admirably in his thoughtful biography of Oppenheimer.” — Scientific American
“Cassidy’s book…is probably the best single study of Oppenheimer to date.” — B. Bernstein, Physics World
“Cassidy’s biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer is a concise, well-written book about the life of the famous 20th century scientist… A worthwhile read for anyone with an interest in the coming of age of American physics and how the weaknesses and strengths of one of its leaders shaped the relationship between science and the government for decades to come.” — Physics and Society
“This biography is a detailed and beautifully written work. Cassidy expands beyond the traditional scope of a biography and expertly explores the surrounding environment that shaped Oppenheimer’s life.” — Atomic Archive
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, written by Lawrence Halprin, the world-renowned architect who designed the structure, is the only book to tell the Memorial’s remarkable story. The book also recounts the illustrious history of FDR himself, the only president to be elected for four terms, the man who led this country through the Great Depression and World War II, and established the United States as a preeminent world power. The book reproduces the Memorial’s powerful sculptures by Leonard Baskin, Neil Estern, Robert Graham, George Segal, and Tom Hardy, as well as archival photographs, original drawings, sketches, landscape plans, and photographs of the monument.
Beaten Odds: Footprints of Uncertainty, Resilience, Adventure and Triumph
Stephen Mabea was born to newly converted Seventh Day Adventist (SDA parents as British missionaries made inroads into Western Kenya. With a life punctuated with challenges, Mabea’s Christian upbringing, dedication to service and excellence saw him triumph at every turn.
One of the first teachers from his locality in pre-independent Kenya, he focused on shaping and moulding the lives of young people. Hard work and creativity saw each of his schools record stellar performance. Many of his students went on to pursue successful careers across the country and elsewhere in the world.
As a Staffing and Education Officer in Kisii and Siaya, he was central to implementing education programmes, improving teaching outcomes, streamlining teacher recruitment, and reforming the school equipment programme. Away from education, Mabea worked with fellow pyrethrum and tea farmers to get better returns for their sweat and toil.
Discipline and dedication to service have been key guiding principles in his work as a teacher, an education administrator and community leader. He professes that success through hard work, resilience, honesty and determination is its own reward. Doing what is right, at the right time and in the right way is most gratifying, he adds.
In retirement, Mabea spends time at his Borabu home farming, and serving the community and the church. They look up to him as a teacher, an advisor, mentor and a role model.
George Washington: A biography in social dance
George Washington: A biography in social dance
Moyers on America: A Journalist and His Times
During the fifty years he has been variously a reporter, a political spokesperson, and a broadcaster, Bill Moyers has demonstrated a deep commitment to understanding the workings of our government and the role of the individual in society. His essays and commentaries, such as the recent “Shivers Down the Spine,” “A Time for Anger,” and “Journalism Under Fire,” are argued over and passed along as soon as they appear in print or on the Internet.
Identifying what he sees as a political system increasingly at the mercy of a corporate ruling class, Moyers urges a reengagement with the spirit of community that makes the work of democracy possible.
Not only a trenchant critique of what is wrong, Moyers on America is also a call to arms for the progressive promise of the people of America, in whom his faith is strong.
The Big Picture
Dr. Ben Carson is known as the originator of ground-breaking surgical procedures, a doctor who turns impossible hopes into joyous realities. He is also known as a compassionate humanitarian who reaches beyond corporate boardrooms to touch the lives of inner-city kids.
Where does this drive and focus come from? The Big Picture. A vision of something truly worth living for, something that calls forth the best of his amazing talents, energy, and focus.
In The Big Picture, Dr. Carson shares with you the philosophy that has shaped his life, causing him to rise from failure to far-reaching influence.
This book is not about HOW to succeed–it’s about WHY to succeed. It’s about broadening your perspectives. It’s about finding a vision for your own life that can reframe your priorities, energize your efforts, and inspire you to change the world around you.
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