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Insanitytoo by Donald Overman
Russia and China plan to take over the world. A weak, progressive believes the United States is better served by conciliation, we should not get involved unless attacked. China and Russia recruit Iran and North Korea to join the them as they become the “ Four Friends.” The plan is to attack and take what they want on November 10, two days after the election and 70 days before the new president is sworn in.
However, Katheen Hopkins is elected as the first female President of the United States. She intends to save America by being steadfast and returning the red, white, blue to superpower status. Things could get messy, but the battle to retain freedom is always worth the cost.
As a nation, we will stand strong, and our soldiers will do whatever it takes to beat back the enemy. We will be active in the military arena, no longer satisfied by pacification. It is time to join the battle with a new leader at the helm and return America to its original glory even at the peril of another world war. Bullies will herd us like cattle if we do not stand up and fight. We cannot repeat our mistakes for that is… INSANITYTOO.
WHILE THE U.S. SLEEPS: Squandered Opportunities and Looming Threats to Societies by Winston Langley
For well over a century, both political parties and a long succession of U.S. leaders have failed to embrace countless opportunities across a variety of areas to make a major contribution to either national society or the world at large. Those failures haunt U.S. society and the world today.
While the U.S. Sleeps looks at six of these areas. In each, the failure to grasp opportunities constitutes a form of sleep, even a lack of basic understanding of the profound implications of rejecting or circumventing those opportunities.
The United States, because of the values that accompanied its birth and those it has espoused, coupled with the evolving socio-economic and political standing of its place in the world since World War I, has achieved much at home and abroad. It has, also, been faced with inadequately addressed problems that have progressively festered and have now become threats to the very life of societies, national and global.
Efforts to deal with some of them have erringly focused on personalities-specific presidents (Trump, for example); particular political parties; or identified events or movements (1960s radicals or far-Right extremists) rather than on rooted patterns that have shaped and reinforced institutions.
The book looks at some of those patterns, in the areas of disarmament, economic development, race and class formations, popular culture, the environment, and the will to power. It then proposes some steps toward a possible course correction.
THE HARDEST PART ABOUT: A Ten-Year Journey Through Grief by Sawyer Small
Grief may be a natural experience that affects us all, but the process of grieving is different for everyone.
More than 1.9 million children in America have to accept the death of a parent. The author, who lost his mother at age fourteen, recalls how family members coped after her death from cancer. In writing this book, the author, a music therapist who helps others cope with grief, seeks to resolve facets of his own grief. He also shares how she's still making an impact on his life ten years after her death.
Guided by the journal entries of his beloved mother, the author takes readers on a search for meaning, comfort, and support after the loss of a loved one.
Each chapter follows the author's journey of learning, starting with a different "hardest-part-about" aspect of grief-from the shock of his mother's diagnosis, to the anticipation of her death, the immediate aftermath of her death, and beyond.
Whether you're struggling with losing a loved one or helping someone navigate a journey of their own, you'll find meaningful insights to help you through the hardest parts of grief with this book.
THE KINGFISHER by Donna Clovis
The twilight is legendary. It is the first blue moon since 1944 and it arrives at Princeton University on October 31, 2020. And in this moment, you realize, I take you to a place where your mind becomes a book. It is the story of Kingfisher, a savior for Black mankind and Mama, the voice of the lullaby that cries to save him from the knee of the police like George Floyd. Mama cries to protect his life and his breath...
And YOU the reader participate in a special quest...
Faced with the following instructions for a quest, YOU, the protagonist, embark on an unexpected journey through the words and life of this book. And YOU discover the power of a Mama’s lullaby and the release of a ransom that leads to the redemption of Kingfisher: a part man and dragon fish-like beast held captive at Princeton University’s Seventy-Nine Hall.
For Kingfisher holds the sacred key to Black humanity’s history out of slavery and unjust policing as in the death of George Floyd making the silent voices of time finally heard.
LOVE AND HONOUR?: Marriage for Peace by David D.E. Evans
This book exposes the ongoing phenomenon of Romeo and Juliet style romance tragedy; families killing their own and others' daughters, sons, sisters, and brothers in the name of family "honour".
Focused on Northern India and Nepal, the stories illustrate that despite India adopting a democratic constitution in 1950, the public murder of forbidden lovers continues. Media reports of this phenomenon did not surface until 1993 but have increased dramatically since then.
Using stories of murder and suicide in this context, the author provides insightful commentary on the social pressures behind the practice of "honour" killing and suggests "steppingstones" toward a path of progress from murder to reconciliation, to acceptance, and ultimately, to marriage for peace.
My Wisdom Breathes by Robert A. Wilson
Read the book of poetry, My Wisdom Breathes, aloud without trying to know what you’re reading in ordeer to allow yourself the freedom to go on a journey of imaginative inlightenmint that opens your adventurer’s eyes to having fun.My Wisdom Breathes is written in first person, minimal punctuation, politically incorrect, grammatically improper, and written to discharge and soar you out of your past to experience your “nunow!” My Wisdom Breathes is a book written to be carried with you wherever you go. When you are experiencing a bad day you can open My Wisdom Breathes to any page and expand out of your bad day.
To expand of optimistic foresight, to feel a better way, to experience your day as I wrote My Wisdom Breathes to show people the way I expanded my life to open your heart and soul to your trailblazer talents.