Description : Tells of the author's desperate battle against drugs, alcoholism, and a violent environment, as he searched for a better way of life on the streets of New York City, eventually becoming a born-again Christian.
Description : The story involves my daring venture to invade into in a mans world as a labor unions leader. It was an enlightening experience as I gained a valuable amount of knowledge from all types of people. Taking over, as head of a labor organization is a huge responsibility and certainly not a position to be taken lightly. Few women have had those experiences or traveled to the areas where I campaigned. The probability of becoming famous was never an issue with me. The enormous responsibilities of settling individual grievances, negotiating various types of labor contracts, attending conventions and seminars keeping abreast of the ever-changing laws, mentioning just a few of the many important factors of the position I challenged. Several well-qualified people on labor issues were ready and willing to work with me. The hurtful traumas that transpired during this era finally disappeared as writing things down. I later realized that it was important therapy to write about my struggles in a book. Of course at this time of my life, I would not be so naive about a lot of things but life constantly teaches us valuable lessons. Life is different now, as women handle mens tough, demanding important positions. Perhaps I was just born too soon. My interest as a concerned people person is still prevalent in my daily endeavors and thankful of the road I took. Id do it all over again despite all the extreme hardships, as I understand the political arena much more than before.
Description : Let My People Go: A Theology of Addiction is an earthly resonance and reverberation of the ageless ache in the heart of the living God to set captives free across the world from the chains of addiction to the many idols of our hearts. After sixteen years of experience working with thousands of drug-addicted patients in the state of Queensland, Australia, Dr. Reece has placed into the hands of the church the wisdom of the scriptures which he has used with countless patients over years of clinical work. The book picks up what God is saying in the Spirit, breaks these concepts down into manageable parts, and makes them accessible to lay believers who are either concerned for individuals caught up in the destructive maelstrom of the addictive holocaust or passionate about making policies to address the manner in which society copes with the myriad challenges addiction presents.
Description : Known as “The Salad Bowl of the World,” California’s Salinas Valley became an agricultural empire due to the toil of diverse farmworkers, including Latinos. A sweeping critical history of how Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants organized for their rights in the decades leading up to the seminal strikes led by Cesar Chavez, this important work also looks closely at how different groups of Mexicans—U.S. born, bracero, and undocumented—confronted and interacted with one another during this period. An incisive study of labor, migration, race, gender, citizenship, and class, Lori Flores’s first book offers crucial insights for today’s ever-growing U.S. Latino demographic, the farmworker rights movement, and future immigration policy.
Description : Cruz, former gang warlord and author of the bestselling autobiography Run Baby Run, has dedicated his life to delivering a message of hope for troubled young men and women across the globe. Filled with stories both encouraging and horrifying, Code Blue prescribes solutions that call for all of us to take part in the rescue effort.
Description : Principles of Economics 6th edition combines microeconomics and macroeconomics into one volume for students who take a full years course. The latest edition of this text continues to focus on important concepts and analyses necessary for students in an introductory economics course. In keeping with the authors philosophy of showing students the power of economic tools and the importance of economic ideas, this edition pays careful attention to regional and global policies and economic issues such as climate change and resource taxation, the impacts of the ongoing global financial crisis, inflation, unemployment, interest rates, monetary and fiscal policy. Accompanied by CourseMate, comprising flashcards, graphing workshops, games, quizzes, videos. Access to Search me! referring students to the online Search me! database. Aplia is available with this text.
Description : Engage students with intriguing and authentic primary sources! This classroom resource provides detailed instructions and pedagogical tactics on teaching with primary sources. Students will learn to critically analyze various kinds of primary sources while developing their close reading and comprehensions skills and responding to text-dependent questions. This standards-based manual is tailored for specific grade spans. Chapters are divided by the type of primary source including Paintings, Photographs, and Prints; Official Documents; Personal Documents; Posters, Signs, and Advertisements; Political Cartoons and Comic Strips; Maps; Artifacts; and Oral Histories, Interviews, Audio, and Video Recordings.
Description : Tyrese Gibson, multiplatinum R&B singer and movie star, and Rev Run of Run DMC and star of Run’s House present a bold , honest, and uncensored loo k into the male mind. Tyrese and Rev are unlikely best friends—Rev is married with six kids and Tyrese is a single dad still hesitant to settle down. But after an unexpected disagreement in which Rev insisted that marriage is forever, and Tyrese pushed that you could bail when the sex went bad, the two decided not just to agree to disagree but to team up and open their debate to a larger audience. Even though they’re at different points in their journeys, both have clear insights on what it takes to make a relationship work and what can sink it instantly. Manology is a guide to regaining your relationship confidence and weeding out the cheaters, MANipulators, and pimps from the good men. Just follow Tyrese and Rev’s advice and finally understand the reasons behind your man’s actions. Some men’s behavior can’t be changed, but it’s better to face the truth. No matter how painful or distressing that truth might be, if you know it, you can confront it and move past it. Tyrese and Rev acknowledge that it can be difficult for men to open up, but they present real strategies for men and women to have honest and open discussions about relationship expectations. With Rev’s hard-earned knowledge on what it takes to make a marriage work, and Tyrese’s sometimes uncomfortable but always straight talk on the single man’s mind-set, Manology is your one true source of knowledge to help you take control of your love life and truly understand your man.
Description : This is the story of David Wilkerson, the man who believed against the odds that God could do great things in the rejected and ignored of New York City, who refused to give up on those on the streets even when they had given up on themselves, and who saw in the eyes of the drug addicts and gang members what others failed to see—the love of Jesus Christ. But who was David Wilkerson? Many Christians don’t really know. More often than not, we saw the fruit of his faith in God rather than the man himself. When Wilkerson moved to New York from rural Pennsylvania in 1958 to confront the gangs who ran the streets, he was a skinny, 120-pound man. After the initial publicity that brought him face to face with some of the most dangerous young men of the city, he largely flew under the radar of the media, using the Word of God and a bit of tough love to help men and women of the street escape the destructive spiral of drugs and violence. Wilkerson was always the real deal, full of passion and conviction, not interested in what others said was the “right” or political thing to do. Wilkerson later founded the Times Square Church, now a non-denominational mega-church of 8,000 members, to this day a crossroads for those battling sin, drugs, and pornography, and a place where the message of Christ is discussed. He created the faith-based program Teen Challenge to wean addicts off drugs, and then World Challenge, dedicated since its beginning to promoting and spreading the Gospel throughout the world. Both now have branches worldwide, continuing the work that God began in the life of one man who believed David Wilkerson was a man of faith who trusted God would give him what he needed to enter a world of crime and killing. He was a man of conviction who took the dream God gave him and marched forward without ever looking back. And he was a man of vision who could not be shaken from his beliefs—sometimes even when counseled otherwise. David Wilkerson was the preacher of New York City.