Description : A few years ago, I published a book titled Six Decades of Baseball: A Personal Narrative, which described my lifelong passion for baseball, written purely from the perspective of a baseball fan with no inside knowledge of the game. A Voters Journey sets out to do the same thing, only this time with politics. I hope that the telling of my story will encourage the reader to reflect upon his or her own lifelong political journey. For in a society like ours, saturated with politics and elections, each one of us, whether we are politically inclined or not, makes a political journey of some kind or another. This is the story of mine.
Description : E-governance affects every citizen. New information and communication technologies (ICTs) have made public services easier to access and information easier to obtain; fines and taxes can be processed more rapidly and votes can be counted faster. Channeling the potential of ICTs in the public sector has affected how states, and governments at all levels, do business. It will inevitably shape how they will continue to change in the future. This book has grown out of an executive training program, leading to an Executive Master’s degree in e-governance, from Switzerland's École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Participants in this Master’s program came from all over the world; from government, the private sector and non-governmental organizations. They were all interested in electronic governance and motivated by the desire to learn from the numerous and varied e-governance experiences worldwide. The 12 chapters have been written by 10 participants, one manager and one professor involved in the program. The book is divided into four sections: e-governance visions; local e-governance; transversal e-governance issues and the future of e-governance. E-governance has already led to many significant changes in the way society operates, and this book provides some insight into how this has been achieved, as well as taking a look at the further developments which may happen in the future.
Description : The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) has sought to improve the lives of generations of blind Canadians. Established in 1918, this philanthropic organization has guided blind people out of a time of poverty and abuse, bringing them the same rights and freedoms as all Canadians. This book explores the history of the CNIB - from the men who crafted its charter to the people who have made it so successful. Millions of Canadians have been touched by the services it provides or by its message of hope. The CNIB has left a legacy in Canada’s legislative, judicial, and cultural fabric, and it is a history that must be told.
Description : "â¦a tireless observer, and one of unparalleled brilliance and prescience, with a remarkable ability to draw strangers to serious talk. Here, in visits of a few months, he manages to see and describe more of the essence of English character, society, and politicsâas well as that bottomless pit, the Irish problem, than most others have in a lifetime." âThe New Yorker
Description : Doug Miller joined the U. S. Navy at the age of fifteen near the beginning of the Korean War. After boot camp and Electrician’s Mate school at Great Lakes, Illinois; he served aboard an escort carrier from which flew a group of Marine F 4U Corsair aircraft known as Checkerboard squadron. The gull winged, propeller driven aircraft operated close air support for United Nations troops fighting in “The Forgotten War”. Doug was honorably discharged after four years of service, after which he was accepted as an undergraduate student in what is now known as the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He taught school in western Nebraska for three years after graduation. Then he entered the Federal service as an Investigator with the U.S. Civil Service Commission (CSC). After working eight years as an Investigator in the Midwest, he was transferred to Washington, D. C. where he continued working with the CSC, th e U. S. Information Agency, th e Federal Energy Administration, and the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE). While working for DOE, he served as a detailee to the White House Security Office in the Carter Administration. He was later assigned to the protective security detail for three Secretaries of Energy while the protectees were in foreign travel.
Description : One More Day's Journey chronicles the movement of African Americans from South Carolina to Philadelphia during the Great Migration. Alex Haley said, "It is informative and emotionally moving, and I recommend it." Ralph Ellison said, " I recommend it highly to all who would add to their knowledge of American History."
Description : For freshman- and sophomore-level survey courses in U.S. History. To know history it to love history--This highly visual brief survey of U.S. History introduces students to the key features of American political, social, and economic history in a exciting new format designed to ignite in students a passion to know and love history the way that their professors do. The Teaching & Learning Classroom edition of the highly successful The American Journey, provides your students with the most help available in reading, thinking, and applying the material they are learning in the text and in lecture. A series of pedagogical aids, in text and out of class study companions, as well as complete instructor presentational and assessment support makes this text the perfect choice for those looking to make history come alive for their students.