Author: Robert Frost
Die Gedichte Robert Frosts (1874–1963) gehören nicht nur zum festen Bestand amerikanischer Lyrik der Moderne, sie haben ihren Platz in der Weltliteratur gefunden. Der vorliegende Band macht den deutschen Lesern die bekanntesten, die kanonisch gewordenen Gedichte von Robert Frost zugänglich wie "Rast am Wald an einem verschneiten Tag" oder "Der nicht genommene Weg". Frost hat sich um einen natürlichen, organischen Sprachfluss bemüht und sich zugleich stets dem freien Vers widersetzt, die Gedichte suchen die Nähe zur gesprochenen Sprache und halten doch an der Besonderheit dichterischer Sprache fest. Die Natur, die äußere und die innere des Menschen, hat Frost fasziniert, der als Farmer gleichzeitig einen unsentimentalen Blick auf sie hatte. Aber auch die menschliche Natur zeigt sich in allen ihren Feinheiten und Brüchen, so Frost, besonders dem Dichter. So ist seine Lyrik in ihrer klassischen Schönheit auch eine Begegnung mit uns selbst.
Technology, Law, and the Future of Entertainment
Author: William W. Fisher, III
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
During the past fifteen years, changes in technology have generated an extraordinary array of new ways in which music and movies can be produced and distributed. Both the creators and the consumers of entertainment products stand to benefit enormously from the new systems. Sadly, we have failed thus far to avail ourselves of these opportunities. Instead, much energy has been devoted to interpreting or changing legal rules in hopes of defending older business models against the threats posed by the new technologies. These efforts to plug the multiplying holes in the legal dikes are failing and the entertainment industry has fallen into crisis. This provocative book chronicles how we got into this mess and presents three alternative proposals--each involving a combination of legal reforms and new business models--for how we could get out of it.
Author: Ann Tatlock
Publisher: Bethany House
Eleven-year-old Roz (Rosalind) Anthony and her family have just moved to Mills River, Illinois, to escape an abusive situation. Only days after settling into their new home, they are surprised to find the previous owner, Tillie Monroe, on their front porch reading the newspaper. Though her sons have sold the house and sent her to a facility for the aged, she is determined to die in the place she lived her life, and somehow manages to find her way "home" day after day. Feeling sympathy for the elderly woman, Roz's mother allows Tillie to move back in. Mara Nightingale becomes Roz's first friend in Mills River. In spite of their many differences, the girls discover they have something in common that binds them together--both are hiding secrets. So they make a promise--"cross my heart and hope to die"--never to tell anyone else. When danger stalks the Anthonys, Tillie exhibits unimaginable courage and selfless love in her determination to protect the family she has adopted as her own.
On Life and Politics
Author: Joe Biden
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“Nearly forty years after I first got involved, I remain captivated by the possibilities of politics and public service. In fact, I believe that my chosen profession is a noble calling. That’s why I wanted to be a part of it.” –Joe Biden As a United States senator from Delaware since 1973, Joe Biden has been an intimate witness to the major events of the past four decades and a relentless actor in trying to shape recent American history. He has seen up close the tragic mistake of the Vietnam War, the Watergate and Iran-contra scandals, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the reunification of Germany, the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, a presidential impeachment, a presidential resignation, and a presidential election decided by the Supreme Court. He’s observed Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, and two Bushes wrestling with the presidency; he’s traveled to war zones in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and seen firsthand the devastation of genocide. He played a vital role by standing up to Ronald Reagan’s effort to seat Judge Robert Bork on the Supreme Court, fighting for legislation that protects women against domestic violence, and galvanizing America’s response (and the world’s) to Slobodan Milosevic’s genocidal march in the Balkans. In Promises to Keep, Biden reveals what these experiences taught him about himself, his colleagues, and the institutions of government. With his customary candor, Biden movingly recounts growing up in a staunchly Catholic multigenerational household in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware; overcoming a demoralizing stutter; marriage, fatherhood, and the tragic death of his wife Neilia and infant daughter Naomi; remarriage and re-forming a family with his second wife, Jill; success and failure in the Senate and on the campaign trail; two life-threatening aneurysms; his relations with fellow lawmakers on both sides of the aisle; and his leadership of powerful Senate committees. Through these and other recollections, Biden shows us how the guiding principles he learned early in life–the obligation to work to make people’s lives better, to honor family and faith, to get up and do the right thing no matter how hard you’ve been knocked down, to be honest and straightforward, and, above all, to keep your promises–are the foundations on which he has based his life’s work as husband, father, and public servant. Promises to Keep is the story of a man who faced down personal challenges and tragedy to become one of our most effective leaders. It is also an intimate series of reflections from a public servant who refuses to be cynical about political leadership, and a testament to the promise of the United States. From the Hardcover edition.
Cultural Studies, Democratic Education, and Public Life
Author: Greg Dimitriadis,Dennis Carlson
Publisher: Psychology Press
This book takes a serious look at the erosion of democratic public life and public education, and offers directions for re-imagining, re-designing, and re-inventing the current system. Bridging the disciplines of film studies, postcolonial studies, curriculum theory, and politics, these essays suggest new possibilities for curriculum, and shed new light on what shape public education could take in coming decades.
Author: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Category: Young Adult Fiction
The compendium of creations (SingleEarth, the Bruja guilds, the Midnight empire) intertwine in an exciting, unsettling plot featuring happenings both accidental and deliberate that will forever change the alternate landscape inhabited by vampires, Tristes, shapeshifters et al. It all begins with a wrong turn and a crashed party, and from there it's an epic clash of elements and the promise of more chaos still to come. At the center of the storm is Jay, a young vampire hunter that no one would ever have predicted might be earth's best bet to thwart the rise of a vampire-controlled slave empire called Midnight. Teens will find themselves drawn to Jay, who struggles to prove his worth even while he has his own fears that those who have written him off may be right to do so.
Author: Jane Peart
VALERIE COULDN'T AFFORD TO TRUST ANYONE WITH HER SECRETS And though it was hard to resist a man as kind and caring as her new neighbor, Garth, appeared to be, the man was still a stranger, no matter how handsome and friendly. Yet as the summer progressed, and Garth proved to be a gentle and honorable man, she knew she had to find a way to tell him about her past. But would the truth destroy the precious bond that had grown between them?
Author: Alexandra Raife
Publisher: Hachette UK
Miranda and Ian marry in haste - when she falls pregnant - and repent at leisure: what was a joyful student romance turns into an embittered marriage, which Ian abandons after two years. Left in Edinburgh to bring up her daughter, Alexy, alone, Miranda has to face the fact that while she loves her daughter, she often doesn't like her very much. When Alexy's grandfather offers them the chance to move to Kilgarth, Miranda feels that a new start might be best for everyone. She's right - and eventually a new start also means the return of an old love.
Decline and Renewal of Marriage in America
Author: David Popenoe,Jean Bethke Elshtain,David Blankenhorn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Social Science
This collection of essays by prominent lawyers, theologians, social scientists, policy makers, and activists examines the reasons why the once treasured institution of marriage has been steadily displaced by a culture of divorce and unwed parenthood. Promises to Keep presents the full text of The Council on Families in America's 1995 investigation, Marriage in America: A Report to the Nation, and the contributors provide suggestions for marital resurrection to counteract trends that have created tragic hardships for children, generated poverty within families, and burdened us with insupportable social costs. Sponsored by The Institute for American Values.
Author: John Mastandrea
Promise To Keep captures the conflicts that arise when Old World values collide head-on with corporate America. What unfolds is Michael Principe’s battle to recapture the company from the evil forces that have besieged it from within. The Corporate America he must combat will remind some of George Orwell’s 1984, complete with high-tech intrusions and the invasions of privacy that have come to fruition during the Information Age. All along, Michael’s Old World values will be put to the test in this corrupt setting. At times he feels like his enemies are too powerful. But then one day, Angela Lamendola magically resurfaces.
Author: Genevieve Graham
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An enchanting and poignant story about the unfailing power of love in a world turned upside down by war—from the bestselling author of Tides of Honour. Summer 1755, Acadia Young, beautiful Amélie Belliveau lives with her family among the Acadians of Grande Pré, Nova Scotia, content with her life on their idyllic farm. Along with their friends, the neighbouring Mi’kmaq, the community believes they can remain on neutral political ground despite the rising tides of war. But peace can be fragile, and sometimes faith is not enough. When the Acadians refuse to pledge allegiance to the British in their war against the French, the army invades Grande Pré, claims the land, and rips the people from their homes. Amélie’s entire family, alongside the other Acadians, is exiled to ports unknown aboard dilapidated ships. Fortunately, Amélie has made a powerful ally. Having survived his own harrowing experience at the hands of the English, Corporal Connor MacDonnell is a reluctant participant in the British plan to expel the Acadians from their homeland. His sympathy for Amélie gradually evolves into a profound love, and he resolves to help her and her family in any way he can—even if it means treason. As the last warmth of summer fades, more ships arrive to ferry the Acadians away, and Connor is forced to make a decision that will alter the future forever. Heart-wrenching and captivating, Promises to Keep is a gloriously romantic tale of a young couple forced to risk everything amidst the uncertainties of war.
A Decade of Federal Enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Author: Marco Bristo
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Looks at the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) enforcement activities from 1990 to 1999 of 4 key Fed. agencies: the Justice Dept., the EEOC, the Transportation Dept., & the FCC. Reveals that while the Administration has consistently asserted its strong support for the civil rights of people with disabilities, the Fed. agencies charged with enforcement & policy development under ADA have, to varying degrees, been underfunded, overly cautious, reactive, & lacking any coherent & unifying national strategy. In addition, enforce. agencies have not taken leadership roles in clarifying frontierÓ or emergent issues. Provides a blueprint for addressing these shortcomings.
Developing the Skills of Marriage
Author: Kathleen Fischer,Thomas N. Hart
Publisher: Paulist Press
Category: Family & Relationships
The aim of this book is to help couples cultivate the attitudes and skills needed for a happy marriage. In it Kathleen Fischer and Thomas Hart draw on their own married experience and that of the countless couples they have worked with in counseling and marriage enrichment events over many years. Incorporated here too are the best insights of religious and psychological writers on marriage.
The Oath in Biblical Narrative
Author: Yael Ziegler
While many studies explore the literary role of the oath in general literature, none have contended with the role of the oath in the biblical narratives. This study seeks to fill that vacuum. This study demonstrates that by perceiving the oath as a literary device for plot and character development, additional or more precise meanings may be revealed in the biblical stories.
Author: Paul Langan
Publisher: Townsend Press
No one likes Tyray Hobbs. Once a feared bully, he’s become an outcast. At Bluford High, his peers taunt him for how he treated them. At home, his parents punish him for the trouble he’s caused. Unable to escape his reputation or his past, Tyray is desperate. And when an unlikely friendship develops, he clings to it like a lifeline. Now that connection is threatened, and Tyray faces his toughest decision yet. Will his next move lead him to ruin or redemption—or both?
Daily Devotions for Men of Integrity
Author: Nick Harrison
Publisher: Harper Collins
A powerful new movement is sweeping across America:Christian men are coming together to make a difference in their families, churches, businesses, and communities.They are helping one another acknowledge a deep-seated need and hunger for spiritual nourishment and Christian fellowship. They are "sharpening" one another's understanding of what it means to be a man today. The first book of daily meditations created expressly for men in search of spirituality, Promises to Keep draws together the words of hundreds of prominent Christian authors and leaders. Offering inspiration and motivation, this little treasure provides the spiritual dimensions lacking in the lives of so many and proves that men can be strong and tender, can lead without tyranny, can be authoritative without arrogance, and can have relationships with each other that are full of meaning, insight, and even love.
Author: Ernest W. Michel
Publisher: Barricade Books Incorporated
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Holocaust survivor discusses his life and his dedication to the establishment of a Jewish nation
Author: Rachel Moore
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Spring 1944. A group of GIs arrive in Columbine, causing a stir amongst the local young women. Kerry Penfold's sweetheart, Tom, is a serving soldier in France, so she is content to stand by and watch as her best friend Claire becomes smitten with one of the handsome Americans. But when charming Marvin Mcleod receives a Dear John letter from his girlfriend, Kerry becomes his shoulder to cry on and they grow close. A few months later, Kerry is dismayed at how war has changed the discharged Tom. Matters come to a head when some of the GIs return to the village, including Claire's sweetheart - and Marvin. Will Kerry finally have to choose between the two men in her life?
Author: Sharon Robinson
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A warm, intimate portrait of Jackie Robinson, America's sports icon, told from the unique perspective of a unique insider: his only daughter. Sharon Robinson shares memories of her famous father in this warm loving biography of the man who broke the color barrier in baseball. Jackie Robinson was an outstanding athlete, a devoted family man and a dedicated civil rights activist. The author explores the fascinating circumstances surrounding Jackie Robinson's breakthrough. She also tells the off-the-field story of Robinson's hard-won victories and the inspiring effect he had on his family, his community. . . his country! Includes never-before-published letters by Jackie Robinson, as well as photos from the Robinson family archives.
Author: Lilian Harry
Publisher: Hachette UK
A powerful and evocative saga - the sequel to A GIRL CALLED THURSDAY. When Thursday Tilford returns to Haslar Hospital after two years serving as a VAD in Egypt, she finds many changes. With the town packed with troops waiting to leave for the Normandy beaches, and Haslar on standby for the wounded, Thursday's thoughts go to the two men who are vying for her heart: Connor Kirkpatrick, the naval doctor she met at Haslar in 1940, and army doctor Mark Sangster, who travelled with her on the troopship to Egypt. Although she longs to keep her promise to Connor, Thursday's feelings for Mark force her to consider the nature of promises and even, in the end, the nature of love itself. It is only as the war ends and she is presented with an ultimatum that she understands the truth about love, about promises - and about herself.