CALL HIM FATHER NATURE The Story of John Muir Patricia Topp
CALL HIM FATHER NATURE is the true and entertaining story of one of our modern day heroes. Suitable for 8-12 years of age the story follows the life of John Muir from boyhood through middle age. John Muir was an important figure in the field of conservation founder of the Sierra Club and advisor to presidents in the protection of Western lands from over development. He was deeply spiritual felt strongly about caring for plants and animals and serves as a model for living free from fears and limitations. John Muir found beauty even in natural disasters such as winter storms and earthquakes. He wrote many articles and books to tell people about the wonders of the Western wilderness. He wrote that everyone must be responsible for saving this beauty and made it clear that the forests were not created just for man's use.
CAN YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE? A Memoir of a Life for Change Robert Schwartz
"I have titled these memoirs Can You Make a Difference?" writes economist and social activist Robert Schwartz, "because trying to make a difference is pretty much what most of my life has been about. And I like to think I have made at least a small difference."
Schwartz is being modest. This book is a testament to the extraordinary times that Robert Schwartz has lived through and the efforts he has made to be up to the challenge those times posed.
Growing up with a strong social conscience, Schwartz has dedicated a considerable portion of his eighty-five years to trying to build a more just, peaceful, democratic and habitable world. He helped establish the American Veterans Committee, Peace Action (formerly SANE), Wall Street Executives Against the War, Socially Responsible Investments and Economists Allied for Arms Reduction.
As the distinguished economist and social critic John Kenneth Galbraith writes in his foreword, "this is the history of a lifetime of intelligent and commanding effort." CAN YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE?, however, is more than a memoir of a life dedicated to human and civil rights in the United States. It is a call for the younger generation to repair a degraded environment, stop the encroaching limitations on civil rights, and banish once and for all the still-present spectre of discrimination.
CARRIED BY A PROMISE A Life Transformed Through Yoga Swami Radhananda
In 1977, when Mary-Ann McDougall - mother, wife and teacher - first heard Swami Sivananda Radha speak at Yasodhara Ashram, she knew she had found what was missing in her life. Her memoir, CARRIED BY A PROMISE, is the unique story of a woman's spiritual journey that follows her deepening commitment to Swami Radha and the extraordinary events that lead to her transformation into Swami Radhananda.
CARRIED BY A PROMISE offers a very human example of how a heartfelt promise to the divine can carry us on the spiritual path. Above all, it gives an intimate look into the love between a guru and a disciple is the sacred connection that has the power to transform.
"She and I have made a promise. She gave me a thread that connects us forever. I have seen the looks of love that shine from her eyes in blessings. Sometimes her voice comes through me clearly. She is my spiritual mother who has imbued each cell with Light, who is the flame in my heart."
CATCH UP WITH THE SUN How I Rode Through Australia With A Short Fat Horse, Two Grumpy Camels And One Feral Kelpie Heidi Douglas
CATCH UP WITH THE SUN is the unusual account of a remarkable achievement as ex-RAAF pilot and veterinarian, Heidi Douglas, who writes about her journey through the outback of Australia with horses and camels. She covers Victoria, NSW, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The journey (full of incidents and setbacks) is fascinating in itself, redefining what we think we know about the country – but the biggest surprise is that the animals steal the show! Who would have thought that a short fat horse with the name of Gumby and two haughty camels could win over the hearts of readers – and convince us that this story is really all about them ... and Heidi just tagged along for the ride!?
Heidi meets a range of interesting characters along the way and gets herself in and out of some hairy situations. She has a wonderful dry, laconic sense of humour and displays a never give up attitude, balanced by moments of self-doubt and vulnerability.
This is the story of a woman's solo achievement and, as such, will appeal to a broad readership, including animal lovers, armchair travellers and all those who wonder just what it would be like to travel through the Outback.
CIRCLE OF SIX The True Story of New York's Most Notorious Cop Killer and the Cop Who Risked Everything to Catch Him Randy Jurgensen and Robert Cea
Circle of Six is the true story of what is perhaps the most notorious case in the history of the New York Police Department. It details Randy Jurgensen's determined effort to bring to justice the murderer of Patrolman Phillip Cardillo, who was shot and killed inside Harlem's Mosque #7 in 1972, in the midst of an all-out assault on the NYPD from the Black Liberation Army. The New York of this era was a place not unlike the Wild West, in which cops and criminals shot it out on a daily basis.
Despite the mayhem on the streets and the Machiavellian corridors of Mayor Lindsay's City Hall, Detective Jurgensen single-handedly took on the Black Liberation Army, the Nation of Islam, NYPD brass, and City Hall, capturing Cardillo's killer, Lewis 17X Dupree. He broke the case with an unlikely accomplice, Foster 2X Thomas, a member of the Nation of Islam who became Jurgensen's witness. The relationship they formed during the time before trial gave each of the two men a greater perspective of the two sides in the street war and changed them forever. In the end, Jurgensen had to settle for a conviction on other charges, and Dupree served a number of years. The murder case is still officially unsolved. In 2006 the NYPD re-opened the case, and it is once again an active investigation with full media attention.
The book has received acclaim from current New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, as well as former Commissioner William Bratton.
CONFESSIONS OF A KAMIKAZE COWBOY A True Story of Discovery Acting Health Illness Recovery and Life Dirk Benedict
WARNING: This book may change the way you look at doctors and health forever. This book will challenge your preconceived ideas about looking at illness taking responsibility and about actors - particularly Dirk Benedict star of several hit television series and author of this work. Initially CONFESSIONS OF A KAMIKAZE COWBOY tells the fascinating story of Dirk Benedict's journey from the big sky country of Montana to the hustle and hype of Hollywood. It also vividly describes his personal odyssey of self-exploration discovery and growth - from struggling actor to celebrity from meat eater to vegetarian from cancer victim to cancer victor. CONFESSIONS OF A KAMIKAZE COWBOY is brilliantly written - insightful witty humorous and always challenging - a tour de force. You will come face to face with many of the newly discovered truths in Dirk's life. While you may not agree with everything CONFESSIONS OF A KAMIKAZE COWBOY has to say it will make you reconsider a great many truths in your own life. Dirk Benedict has starred on Broadway in films and in several hit television series including The A Team and Battlestar Galactica. When he's not making a movie or writing screenplays he pilots his own airplane composes music plays the piano and trombone goes fishing or just relaxes with his two sons. Dirk and his sons live in Montana.
Daniel Simpson was born to be a psychic. At a very early age he had an imaginary spirit friend who would play with him. He was able to see his friend whenever he played alone. At night, when he was supposed to be sleeping, he was taken by his friend on many beautiful journeys. They sometimes went into a wonderland of castles and knights on horseback and travelled on sailing ships in seas of blue water....
At the age of twelve, he had his first real psychic experience. This started his spiritual development and introduction to life as a psychically sensitive being, destined to be a channel for spiritual understanding. As far as he knew, no one in his parents' family had ever shown any psychic ability. In fact, most of the relatives rarely went to church.
Like most children, he had the usual array of fantasies about his future. In every respect he was a normal child. He certainly never dreamed of what was about to take place.
This is Daniel's story, and it could have happened to anyone.
DAY IN THE LIFE OF BILLY GRAHAM Living the Message Deborah Hart Strober & Gerald Strober
For well over fifty years Reverend Billy Graham has preached the Gospel to millions of people around the world whether ministering to world leaders or to African bushmen his mission has always been simple: To spread the word of God and he has. Now aged eighty-four his pace may be somewhat slower but true to his calling Graham remains an integral part of his highly active ministry. Here then is an inside and personal view of a day in Billy Graham's very full life - a day filled with hectic meetings unexpected phone calls and numerous appointments as well as stolen moments of quiet for prayer and contemplation. Included too is a joyous hour or two upon a stage in which the reverend earnestly speaks to thousands of people about God love and salvation through faith. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF BILLY GRAHAM takes us on a journey through time and distance to discover so much about this fascinating man. We learn about his childhood his past crusades and his relationships with presidents as well as his experiences in the Holy Land. We enjoy a unique glimpse into the life of one of Christendom's most beloved and enduring evangelists. And throughout we are witness to the power of God that propels Billy Graham's mission forward and upward
DEAR COMPANION The Inner Life of Martha Jefferson Kelly Joyce Neff
To history Martha Jefferson is little more than a background figure in Thomas Jefferson's life. In truth she was Thomas Jefferson's Dear Companion. DEAR COMPANION is the story of two people very much in love. Told by Kelly Joyce Neff as a past life recall DEAR COMPANION is an extraordinary tale told as only someone who was intimately familiar with the past could tell it. We come to know the Jefferson's as a young couple very much in love and share in all the joys and sorrows of their ten-year marriage. Enjoyable as a well-told story it also gives a remarkable insight into the life and times of Thomas Jefferson. Although presented as historical fiction this biography is actually reconstructed from the author's past-life recall. Kelly Neff's intense familiarity with the period enables her to bring wonderfully to life a time and family that will forever be of interest to all readers.
DEFIANT A True Story of Escape Survival and Resistance Shalom Yoran
Fifty years ago while recuperating in an Israeli hospital a young Polish refugee wrote at length about his remarkable experiences in war-torn Europe. When done his notes were set aside as he built a new life for himself his wife and their children. Then in 1995 Shalom Yoran came across his own long-forgotten writings and realising their importance completed his work. THE DEFIANT is his extraordinary memoir. THE DEFIANT is a true story of survival and courage in the darkest days of Nazi-occupied Poland. It is the personal account of a young man who refused to yield to the German onslaught and instead chose to become a Jewish resistance fighter. The book chronicles the bravery of a group of men and women who carried on a forest war using antiquated guns and living on instinct. From the brutal behaviour of Polish peasants to the constant bombardment of German air raids from the questionable orders of anti-Semitic commanders to direct confrontations with storm troopers the author sheds light on events that few know of in this country. Yoran has written a unique holocaust account that is fresh powerful and rich in detail. Here is the amazing story of a handful of courageous men and women who fought against incredible odds - and triumphed.
DIVINELY ORDINARY DIVINELY HUMAN* Celebrating the Life and Work of Eileen Caddy David Earl Platts
What is it that makes Eileen Caddy special? Here is a woman whose words have inspired and changed millions, and yet it is her very "ordinariness" that has helped so many to relate to her words. She is a woman of her time, with a gentle, feminine and powerful soul. Eileen does not strive to be perfect or different, she is comfortable being "divinely ordinary." And yet she is also much more than that. She constantly displays a willingness and commitment to do whatever is asked of her by her guidance. Now in her eighties, beginning to experience the frailties of her age, she still is the first person meditating in the Findhorn Sanctuary before dawn every morning, listening to her "still small voice within" as she has done for nearly 50 years. She listens, and then she acts.
What Eileen has always managed to do best is inspire others to strive for the highest; she expects us to be the best we can be, to listen to our own inner voice and to use our talents in service to our planet and to each other. We are all ordinary, and in essence we are all divine. We are part of the unconditionally loving spirit that guides our lives. Eileen is a shining example of what we seek to be, and she needs no pedestal, no admiration, no gratitude. If we, who have read and loved her words, connect with our spirit, make positive changes in our lives and embody the unconditional love we seek, then she has done her job very well indeed.
This book allows you to appreciate Eileen's ordinary, extraordinary life.
DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING?* One Mans Story of September 11 and the Saving Grace of Jesus Christ Sujo John
Sujo John was born and raised in a middle class family in Calcutta, India, a city of over 21 million people. In February 2001, he arrived in the United States and soon was employed by a technology company in the World Trade Centre.
On September 11, 2001, Sujo was on the 81st floor of the northern tower of the World Trade Centre when the first plane struck the building. Do You Know Where You Are Going? tells in compelling detail the harrowing story of Sujo's descent down the stairwell, and how, as he was about to exit, the building began to fall around him. He talks about his desperate attempts to contact his wife, who worked in the southern tower of the Twin Towers, and how they finally met each other near a ferry terminal some twelve hours after the planes struck.
But DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING? is much more than a gripping account of that terrible day. It is a tale of a faith in the power of Jesus Christ and a dynamic call for all of us to recognize how short and vulnerable are our lives and how important it is that we welcome Jesus Christ into our hearts.
As September 11 showed so vividly, we may plan for a long life in this lifetime, but much more pressing is how we plan for our next life. Sujo argues that only through the saving grace of calling upon Jesus Christ can we be guaranteed the life to come and offers ways we can turn our lives over to Him.
DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? Memoirs of a Blind Biker Russell Targ
DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? is a droll memoir by a world-class physicist that includes recollections of his involvement with pioneering laser research, encounters with many of the most recognizable literary, cultural and entertainment figures of the 20th century and his role in teaching ESP techniques to the CIA - a real-life X-Files saga.
Russell Targ is a Zelig-like character. His story is an idiosyncratic journey through the highways and byways of American intellectual, scientific and cultural life in the 20th century. His father (the long-time Editor-in-Chief at Putnam) acquired The Godfather on the basis of an outline scribbled on the back of a napkin. His mother was the first press agent of the fan dancer Sally Rand. His step-mother is the legendary literary agent Rosalind Targ. He was married for thirty years to the sister of the infamous chess master Bobby Fischer. He briefly dated Henny Youngman's cousin. He attended college with Alan Alda's wife, Arlene. He was part of Ayn Rand's study group in the 1950s - along with economist Alan Greenspan. He was a pioneer in laser research. He spent many years developing air-borne laser wind sensors for Lockheed and NASA. He co-founded the Stanford Research Institute remote viewing program - which was funded by the CIA - and was instrumental in tracking Soviet and Chinese weapon installations during the Cold War. And, he is legally blind motorcyclist - who happens to be a Buddhist.
DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? Lasers and Love, ESP and the CIA, and the Meaning of Life Russell Targ
Russll Targ's story is an idiosyncratic journey through the highways and byways of intellectual, scientific and cultural life in 20th century. His father (the long-time editor-in-chief at Putnam) acquired The Godfather on the basis of an outline scribbled on the back of a napkin. His mother was the first press agent of the fan dancer Sally Rand. His step-mother is the legendary literary agent Rosalind Targ. He was married for thirty years to the sister of the infamous chess master Bobby Fischer. He briefly dated Henny Youngman's cousin. He attended college with Alan Alda's wife, Arlene. He was part of Ayn Rand's study group in the 1950s - along with economist Alan Greenspan. He was a pioneer in laser research. He spent many years developing air-borne laser wind sensors for Lockheed and NASA. He co-founded the Stanford Research Institute remote viewing programme - which was funded by the CIA - and was instrumental in tracking Soviet and Chinese weapon installations during the Cold War. And, he is a legally blind motorcyclist - who happens to be a Buddhist. This is a fascinating memoir by a first-class intellect; the story of a physicist who has pushed the boundaries of science to explore the realms of parapsychology, spirituality and the unexplained.
DONT SEND ME ANY RAINBOWS A True Story Patricia Fenton
This autobiographical novel is a comical romp through the Last Great Adventure of the author's beloved Aunt Allie who is dying of cancer. Fenton eases Aunt Allie's passage into the Great Beyond with certain Mystery School teachings, nutritional advice, her own personal visions and good old-fashioned common sense in her approach to life and death.
DON'T SEND ME ANY RAINBOWS is a stunning, honest, and engrossing account of the death process. It's a journey of enlightenment that will leave readers knowledgeable on how to help a loved one die with comfort and dignity. Patricia Fenton unfolds a new way of looking at death by encouraging us to take a deeper look at life!
EDGAR CAYCE: A SEER OUT OF SEASON The Life of History's Greatest Psychic Harmon Hartzell Bro
Millions worldwide have turned to the readings of Edgar Cayce for advice on health and spiritual growth. Hailed as the 'father of holistic medicine' as well as the catalyst for the New Age movement, his works have been translated into dozens of languages,and he has received outpourings of acclaim from individuals, doctors and spiritual leaders around the globe. As predicted by his own psychic readings, the Cayce material has changed the thought of humankind.
Drawing from his experience as Cayce's longtime associate, Dr. Harmon Bro has written a firsthand account in this full-length biography of the gifted psychic. His intimate prose tells the story of an enigmatic Kentucky farm boy with no formal education who became the soft-spoken seer who inspired so many and left a legacy of more than 14,000 documented readings behind. It is' also' the story of a man who worked laboriously to help others - even at the cost of his own health and eventually his life.
ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE Queen of the Troubadours Jean Markale
Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) has been long noted for her political and cultural achievements that profoundly shaped twelfth-century Europe. Culturally, beyond her role as wife of kings Louis VII of France and Henry II of England and mother of kings Richard and John, she inspired the huge diffusion of the Arthurian cycle and the Celtic myths underpinning it. Without Eleanor, figures such as Merlin, Arthur and Guinevere (for whom Eleanor served as model) would never have assumed the enormous symbolic value they now possess. Politically, she embodied divine power that ended the dark age of patriarchy, playing a crucial role not only in the development of the Plantagenet Empire, but, also, in the granting of charters to merchants and craftsmen that led to the birth of the modern middle class. But her greatest influence, still shaping modern sensibilities, was her role as the symbol of courtly love, which was not a mere diversion of the aristocracy but a process of male initiation and transcendence that bears a close resemblance to Indian Tantra. While the Virgin Mary was restoring a feminine face to mediaeval religious life, Eleanor embodied the adulterous queen who incarnates sovereignty - the woman who shares authority with the men who act in her name, but only after that power has been transmitted to them through an initiatory process leading to sexual union.
Through the lens of Rowe's relationships with two Kenyan conservationists - Wangari Maathai and Daphne Sheldrick - THE ELEPHANTS IN THE ROOM surveys a number of prejudices that many of us who are fortunate to be born with the privileges attached to our skin colour, sex and access to resources don't like to deal with: race, misogyny and the legacy of empire. By examining the two women's memoirs (Unbowed and Love, Life, and Elephants), both of which were launched following talks at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, these metaphorical elephants in the room are combined with a study of the exploitation of actual elephants on the continent of Africa, and the iterations of memory that are disclosed or hidden in the writing of memoirs and the collecting of bones for museums. Like elephants themselves, THE ELEPHANTS IN THE ROOM ranges far, analysing work by Joseph Conrad, Robert Pogue Harrison, Barbara Gowdy, Willard Price, George Orwell, Adam Hochschild and others.
Peace Pilgrim II follows in the footsteps of the original Peace Pilgrim a woman who without a penny walked across the United States for twenty-eight years. Likes his predecessor Peace has given up all his possessions including his name. He accepts only donations of daily food and shelter and has vowed to travel the country until world peace is a reality. Since 1989 Peace has spoken to thousands of school children as well as to churches groups and rallies from coast to coast. This book is the talk that he walks.