Destiny and Power

Destiny and Power
Author: Instaread
Publsiher: Instaread
Total Pages: 35
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN: 1944195750
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Destiny and Power Book Excerpt:

Summary of Destiny and Power: by Jon Meacham | Includes Analysis Preview: Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham is a biography of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, who served from 1988 to 1992. The author argues that as president and as a politician, Bush used prudence and compromise to an extent that would seem out of place in today’s era of highly partisan US politics. George H.W. Bush had a varied career before winning the presidency: he was a Navy pilot, oilman, congressman, ambassador to the UN, envoy to China, head of the Republican Party, and later director of the CIA. In the executive branch, he first served as vice president of the United States under Ronald Reagan for eight years before beginning his own presidency… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Destiny and Power: • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

The Qur an with Annotated Interpretation in Modern English

The Qur an with Annotated Interpretation in Modern English
Author: Ali Unal
Publsiher: Tughra Books
Total Pages: 1367
Release: 2008-11-01
ISBN: 1597841447
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Qur an with Annotated Interpretation in Modern English Book Excerpt:

A timely addition to the literature on the holy book of Islam, this translation provides both the original Arabic verse as well as extensive explanations and interpretations in modern English. Additional commentary is offered on the the social and historical aspects of Islam, as well as the existence and unity of God, the concept of resurrection, and other theological complexities. Several special glossaries detailing the names of God and Qur'an vocabulary are also included.

Destiny and Human Initiative in the Mahabharata

Destiny and Human Initiative in the Mahabharata
Author: Julian F. Woods
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2001-04-19
ISBN: 9780791449820
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Destiny and Human Initiative in the Mahabharata Book Excerpt:

Considers the questions of free will in the great India epic, the Mahabharata.

Gender Power and Talent

Gender  Power  and Talent
Author: Jinhua Jia
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN: 0231545495
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender Power and Talent Book Excerpt:

During the Tang dynasty (618–907), changes in political policies, the religious landscape, and gender relations opened the possibility for Daoist women to play an unprecedented role in religious and public life. Women, from imperial princesses to the daughters of commoner families, could be ordained as Daoist priestesses and become religious leaders, teachers, and practitioners in their own right. Some achieved remarkable accomplishments: one wrote and transmitted texts on meditation and inner cultivation; another, a physician, authored a treatise on therapeutic methods, medical theory, and longevity techniques. Priestess-poets composed major works, and talented priestess-artists produced stunning calligraphy. In Gender, Power, and Talent, Jinhua Jia draws on a wealth of previously untapped sources to explain how Daoist priestesses distinguished themselves as a distinct gendered religious and social group. She describes the life journey of priestesses from palace women to abbesses and ordinary practitioners, touching on their varied reasons for entering the Daoist orders, the role of social and religious institutions, forms of spiritual experience, and the relationships between gendered identities and cultural representations. Jia takes the reader inside convents and cloisters, demonstrating how they functioned both as a female space for self-determination and as a public platform for both religious and social spheres. The first comprehensive study of the lives and roles of Daoist priestesses in Tang China, Gender, Power, and Talent restores women to the landscape of Chinese religion and literature and proposes new methodologies for the growing field of gender and religion.

When the World Seemed New

When the World Seemed New
Author: Jeffrey A. Engel
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0547423063
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the World Seemed New Book Excerpt:

The untold story of how George H. W. Bush faced a critical turning point of history--the end of the Cold War--based on unprecedented access to heretofore classified documents and dozens of interviews with key policymakers.

Governing Codes

Governing Codes
Author: Karrin Vasby Anderson
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780739111994
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Governing Codes Book Excerpt:

Governing Codes examines the political identity of four contemporary U.S. political figures Democrats Ann Richards and Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republicans Christine Todd Whitman and Elizabeth Dole illustrating how metaphor plays a central role in the construction of public identity in U.S. politics. Anderson and Sheeler analyze how familiar narratives and stereotypes about women and power often govern media portrayals of public women, containing and constraining them, but also how these women mine the metaphorical landscape for rhetorical strategies they can use to accomplish their pragmatic goals.

The Middle Way

The Middle Way
Author: Derek Chollet,EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT DEREK. CHOLLET
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021
ISBN: 0190092882
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Middle Way Book Excerpt:

In The Middle Way, Derek Chollet identifies the surprising similarities in foreign policy leadership among three consequential and widely-admired presidents: Dwight Eisenhower, George H.W. Bush, and Barack Obama. The Middle Way unpacks how these leaders navigated foreign policy challenges through a measured, even-handed, and pragmatic approach. Tied together by history, their common outlooks, experiences, and struggles bear special relevance giventhe current levels of polarization in America. At a moment when many Americans are deeply worried about America's role in the world, this book reveals an inspiring history that can guide us forward.

WOW Women of Legacy

WOW  Women of Legacy
Author: Earma Brown
Publsiher: Butterfly Press
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2016-06-30
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WOW Women of Legacy Book Excerpt:

Are you designing your life as a torch? Your eye is on the next generation. Your heart is tune with God. You desire to see the next generation do even better than this one. There’s good news! You can live a life of legacy. God is a god of the generations. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Through God's plan, this generation prepares and passes the torch to the next. Inside this book you will discover seven steps to prepare and live your life as a legacy: 1. Discover A Woman’s Pattern Of Power and learn to leave a legacy for generations to come. 2. Uncover A Woman’s Royal Call To Rule and tap into your inner queen. 3. Engage In A Woman's War With Words And Break the generational curses threatening to destroy your family. 4. Find A Woman's Will To Win And Overcome the Giants of Your Generation 5. Form A Woman's Torch Of Legacy And prepare the torch of your life. 6. Live A Woman's Life Well and Live the Legacy 7. THRIVE, a discipleship and mentoring program for WOW! Women all over the world. “Father God desires the same for each generation. He has put in each of us a blueprint, the thoughts, plans and desire for a bright future,” explains Earma. “I have designed the WOW! Women of Legacy book to hopefully position the reader to receive God’s plans, live it and pass it to the next generation,” Start your journey today using the seven lessons in everything you do and experience the joy of designing your life, as a torch full of passion, purpose and legacy in God. Practical and inspiring, WOW! Women of Destiny book three of the WOW Women Book Series - WOW! Women of Legacy is not only for women’s groups. This book is a must read for Christian men and women alike seeking to empower their wives, sisters, mothers and daughters to fulfill their passion, purpose, power, and live their life as a legacy. For more about the WOW Women Books and other WOW! Women resources, visit Earma at http://wowontheweb.com

WOW Women Of Worth Devotional

WOW  Women Of Worth Devotional
Author: Earma Brown
Publsiher: Butterfly Press
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2017-07-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WOW Women Of Worth Devotional Book Excerpt:

Earma Brown, twelve book Christian author of the companion devotional to WOW! Women of Worth, reaffirms that Father God has a plan to prosper, give you an expected end, a hope even a destiny. Each devotional for twenty-one days is written to help you explore ways you can continue to answer the four classic questions of life 'Where Did I Come From, Who Am I, Why Am I Here and Where Am I Going,' then teach this inspiring message of Christ to a small group and become a blessing to the Body of Christ. Filled with interesting insights and thought-provoking statements, this devotional helps you receive your self worth. Inside this book you will discover how to: • Avoid the mistakes forever caused by low self-esteem. • Overcome an enemy called insignificance. • Defeat the dream assassins sent to kill your spirit and your dreams. • Unlock the potential that many never tap into. • Gain a sense of destiny that will change your life. Put these principles to practice and the book ‘WOW! Women of Worth Devotional is sure to become a resource you and your family will want to pass to other women time and time again, filled with practical ways to empower you in victory and destiny.

Winning and Losing the Nuclear Peace

Winning and Losing the Nuclear Peace
Author: Michael Krepon
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2021-10-19
ISBN: 1503629619
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winning and Losing the Nuclear Peace Book Excerpt:

The definitive guide to the history of nuclear arms control by a wise eavesdropper and masterful storyteller, Michael Krepon. The greatest unacknowledged diplomatic achievement of the Cold War was the absence of mushroom clouds. Deterrence alone was too dangerous to succeed; it needed arms control to prevent nuclear warfare. So, U.S. and Soviet leaders ventured into the unknown to devise guardrails for nuclear arms control and to treat the Bomb differently than other weapons. Against the odds, they succeeded. Nuclear weapons have not been used in warfare for three quarters of a century. This book is the first in-depth history of how the nuclear peace was won by complementing deterrence with reassurance, and then jeopardized by discarding arms control after the Cold War ended. Winning and Losing the Nuclear Peace tells a remarkable story of high-wire acts of diplomacy, close calls, dogged persistence, and extraordinary success. Michael Krepon brings to life the pitched battles between arms controllers and advocates of nuclear deterrence, the ironic twists and unexpected outcomes from Truman to Trump. What began with a ban on atmospheric testing and a nonproliferation treaty reached its apogee with treaties that mandated deep cuts and corralled "loose nukes" after the Soviet Union imploded. After the Cold War ended, much of this diplomatic accomplishment was cast aside in favor of freedom of action. The nuclear peace is now imperiled by no less than four nuclear-armed rivalries. Arms control needs to be revived and reimagined for Russia and China to prevent nuclear warfare. New guardrails have to be erected. Winning and Losing the Nuclear Peace is an engaging account of how the practice of arms control was built from scratch, how it was torn down, and how it can be rebuilt.

Music and Power at the Court of Louis XIII

Music and Power at the Court of Louis XIII
Author: Peter Bennett
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-04-30
ISBN: 1108905072
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music and Power at the Court of Louis XIII Book Excerpt:

What role did sacred music play in mediating Louis XIII's grip on power in the early seventeenth century? How can a study of music as 'sounding liturgy' contribute to the wider discourse on absolutism and 'the arts' in early modern France? Taking the scholarship of the so-called 'ceremonialists' as a point of departure, Peter Bennett engages with Weber's seminal formulation of power to consider the contexts in which liturgy, music and ceremonial legitimated the power of a king almost continuously engaged in religious conflict. Numerous musical settings show that David, the psalmist, musician, king and agent of the Holy Spirit, provided the most enduring model of kingship; but in the final decade of his life, as Louis dedicated the Kingdom to the Virgin Mary, the model of 'Christ the King' became even more potent – a model reflected in a flowering of musical publication and famous paintings by Vouet and Champaigne.

Do Morals Matter

Do Morals Matter
Author: Joseph S. Nye Jr.
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-12-02
ISBN: 0190935979
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Do Morals Matter Book Excerpt:

Americans constantly make moral judgments about presidents and foreign policy. Unfortunately, many of these assessments are poorly thought through. A president is either praised for the moral clarity of his statements or judged solely on the results of their actions. In Do Morals Matter?, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., one of the world's leading scholars of international relations, provides a concise yet penetrating analysis of the role of ethics in US foreign policy during the American era after 1945. Nye works through each presidency from FDR to Trump and scores their foreign policy on three ethical dimensions of their intentions, the means they used, and the consequences of their decisions. Alongside this, he also evaluates their leadership qualities, elaborating on which approaches work and which ones do not. Regardless of a president's policy preference, Nye shows that each one was not fully constrained by the structure of the system and actually had choices. He further notes the important ethical consequences of non-actions, such as Truman's willingness to accept stalemate in Korea rather than use nuclear weapons. Since we so often apply moral reasoning to foreign policy, Nye suggests how to do it better. Most importantly, presidents need to factor in both the political context and the availability of resources when deciding how to implement an ethical policy-especially in a future international system that presents not only great power competition from China and Russia, but a host of transnational threats: the illegal drug trade, infectious diseases, terrorism, cybercrime, and climate change.

Manifest Destiny and Mission in American History

Manifest Destiny and Mission in American History
Author: Frederick Merk,Lois Bannister Merk
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780674548053
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manifest Destiny and Mission in American History Book Excerpt:

Before this book first appeared in 1963, most historians wrote as if the continental expansion of the United States were inevitable. "What is most impressive," Henry Steele Commager and Richard Morris declared in 1956, "is the ease, the simplicity, and seeming inevitability of the whole process." The notion of inevitability, however, is perhaps only a secular variation on the theme of the expansionist editor John L. O'Sullivan, who in 1845 coined one of the most famous phrases in American history when he wrote of "our manifest destiny to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions." Frederick Merk rejected inevitability in favor of a more contingent interpretation of American expansionism in the 1840s. As his student Henry May later recalled, Merk "loved to get the facts straight." --From the Foreword by John Mack Faragher

Destiny and Decision

Destiny and Decision
Author: Fred R. Zimmerman
Publsiher: Hamilton Books
Total Pages: 726
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN: 0761860754
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Destiny and Decision Book Excerpt:

In this autobiography of a Christian minister, Fred R. Zimmerman tells the story of his life on the stage of world events that affected him either directly or indirectly. This is a story not primarily of a person but of a God-appointed ministry.

Your Destiny and Your Palace

Your Destiny and Your Palace
Author: Sidney Edi-Osagie
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2012-05
ISBN: 144974365X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Destiny and Your Palace Book Excerpt:

The book, Your Destiny and Your Palace is a book resource which details the various challenges and pitfalls people face in the quest for their land of promise, the palace of their dreams and desires. Aside from providing information about most common mistakes and issues people experience on the journey to the palace, it also contains helpful tips, inspirational truths and wisdom on how to be effective and successful in their quest for the palace. One may be curious as to the motivation for a work like this. The truth is this book is the result of years of study and research into the reasons people fail or succeed in their quest for the palace. Most of the insights and examples used in this work are biblical, but insights and experience has also been drawn from other secular sources as well as the writer’s personal experiences.

Democratic Destiny and the District of Columbia

Democratic Destiny and the District of Columbia
Author: Ronald W. Walters,Toni-Michelle Travis
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2010-03-01
ISBN: 0739144359
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Democratic Destiny and the District of Columbia Book Excerpt:

This volume conveys a critique of the mayors of Washington, D.C since 1968 and an analysis of public policies that have confronted D.C. since congress granted limited Home Rule. This analysis of public policy problems and assessment of contemporary mayors should be of interest across disciplines-political science, urban studies and public policy.

Destiny and Control in Human Systems

Destiny and Control in Human Systems
Author: C. Musés
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9400956541
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Destiny and Control in Human Systems Book Excerpt:

George Barbara Bush

George   Barbara Bush
Author: Ellie LeBlond Sosa,Kelly Anne Chase
Publsiher: Down East Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-06-01
ISBN: 160893974X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

George Barbara Bush Book Excerpt:

“To begin with I was in love and I am in love so that’s not hard,” Barbara Bush told her granddaughter Ellie LeBlond Sosa on her porch in Kennebunkport, Maine. Sosa had asked for the secret to her and President George H.W. Bush's 77-year love affair that withstood World War II separation, a leap of faith into the oil fields of West Texas, the painful loss of a child, a political climb to the highest office, and after the White House, the transition back to a “normal” life. Through a lifetime’s worth of letters, photographs, and stories, Sosa and coauthor Kelly Anne Chase paint the portrait of the enduring relationship of George and Barbara Bush. Sharing intimate interviews with the Bushes and family friends, this is a never-before-seen look into the private life of a very public couple.

Seduction and Power

Seduction and Power
Author: Silke Knippschild,Marta Garcia Morcillo
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN: 1441190651
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seduction and Power Book Excerpt:

This volume focuses on the reception of antiquity in the performing and visual arts from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. It explores the tensions and relations of gender, sexuality, eroticism and power in reception. Such universal themes dictated plots and characters of myth and drama, but also served to portray historical figures, events and places from Classical history. Their changing reception and reinterpretation across time has created stereotypes, models of virtue or immoral conduct, that blend the original features from the ancient world with a diverse range of visual and performing arts of the modern era. The volume deconstructs these traditions and shows how arts of different periods interlink to form and transmit these images to modern audiences and viewers. Drawing on contributions from across Europe and the United States, a trademark of the book is the inclusive treatment of all the arts beyond the traditional limits of academic disciplines.

Christianity and Power Politics Today

Christianity and Power Politics Today
Author: E. Patterson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2008-03-03
ISBN: 0230610536
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christianity and Power Politics Today Book Excerpt:

This volume aims to reconstruct and debate a contemporary Christian realist framework, while also applying such a perspective to the issues of contemporary politics such as the Bush Doctrine, the laws of war, democracy and democratization, U.S. participation in international institutions, and apocalyptic terrorism.