A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017 A dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, who preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alike. Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930's—Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War, and Churchill struck by a car in New York City. If they'd died then, history would scarcely remember them. At the time, Churchill was a politician on the outs, his loyalty to his class and party suspect. Orwell was a mildly successful novelist, to put it generously. No one would have predicted that by the end of the 20th century they would be considered two of the most important people in British history for having the vision and courage to campaign tirelessly, in words and in deeds, against the totalitarian threat from both the left and the right. In a crucial moment, they responded first by seeking the facts of the matter, seeing through the lies and obfuscations, and then they acted on their beliefs. Together, to an extent not sufficiently appreciated, they kept the West's compass set toward freedom as its due north. It's not easy to recall now how lonely a position both men once occupied. By the late 1930's, democracy was discredited in many circles, and authoritarian rulers were everywhere in the ascent. There were some who decried the scourge of communism, but saw in Hitler and Mussolini "men we could do business with," if not in fact saviors. And there were others who saw the Nazi and fascist threat as malign, but tended to view communism as the path to salvation. Churchill and Orwell, on the other hand, had the foresight to see clearly that the issue was human freedom—that whatever its coloration, a government that denied its people basic freedoms was a totalitarian menace and had to be resisted. In the end, Churchill and Orwell proved their age's necessary men. The glorious climax of Churchill and Orwell is the work they both did in the decade of the 1940's to triumph over freedom's enemies. And though Churchill played the larger role in the defeat of Hitler and the Axis, Orwell's reckoning with the menace of authoritarian rule in Animal Farm and 1984 would define the stakes of the Cold War for its 50-year course, and continues to give inspiration to fighters for freedom to this day. Taken together, in Thomas E. Ricks's masterful hands, their lives are a beautiful testament to the power of moral conviction, and to the courage it can take to stay true to it, through thick and thin. Churchill and Orwell is a perfect gift for the holidays!
Rom, 61 v. Chr. Der junge Marcus wird nach einem brutalen Überfall auf seine Familie versklavt und in eine Gladiatorenschule verschleppt, wo er zum Elitekämpfer ausgebildet werden soll. Aber Marcus kann seine Vergangenheit nicht vergessen: den Mord an seinem Vater und die Entführung seiner Mutter. Marcus weiß, dass es nur eine Möglichkeit gibt, um Rache zu nehmen: Er muss den mächtigen General Pompeius finden und ihn um Hilfe bitten – den Mann, der tief in der Schuld seines Vater steht. Doch Marcus’ Herkunft ist von einem dunklen Geheimnis überschattet - ein Geheimnis, das so gefährlich ist, dass seine Aufdeckung den sicheren Tod bedeuten würde ...
In the summer of 1965, an eighteen-year old boy, filled with frustration and anger at the injustices of the segregated society in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, volunteers to help Civil Rights workers sent to Alabama by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference as part of a campaign to register black people to vote. A few short months later he finds himself in Atlanta, standing in the sanctuary of Ebenezer Baptist Church, being interviewed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for a position on SCLC's field staff. As a young foot soldier in the Civil Rights Movement, John Reynolds was an eyewitness to history. In The Fight for Freedom, he shares his experiences in some of the hot spots of that day, such as Selma, Birmingham, and Mississippi. A passionate and dedicated soldier, Reynolds was jailed more than twenty times and beaten on a number of occasions as he went through some of the toughest battles of the Movement and played a role in awakening the national conscience and redeeming the soul of America.
Behold! There's a sweet smell blowing in the wind. It is the aroma of freedom. An aroma unlike any perfume or fragrance known. Oh, what a joy to be free from that which is binding and hindering to God's divine purpose for our lives. For those women trapped by abuse, poor self-esteem, and misery, author Eunice Frazier offers a message of enduring hope and promise. Break the chains of bondage with the inspiring The Fight for Freedom. Frazier's gentle advice will uplift your soul and refresh your spirit, giving you the power to find the strength you need to make positive changes in your life. Rich with Scripture and insight, The Fight for Freedom teaches you how to cast off every weight and every burden through the power of God through Jesus Christ. Frazier's personal testimony will encourage you to uncover your own fears and tribulations and will also show you how to empower yourself through prayer. Walk boldly toward your future. The victory is yours!
In 1861, a young slave named Sam escapes to search for his father, who has been conscripted into the Confederate Army, and makes his way to a northern city, while back at the Virginia plantation where Sam was raised, Annabelle, the owner's daughter, struggles to run things after her father's death. Simultaneous.
In simple, entertaining story form, your student will be introduced to the leaders, the causes, and the challenges of the Revolutionary War. The adventures of statesmen, soldiers, sailors, spies, and Native American fighters illustrate how God worked both naturally and supernaturally to build a free nation out of 13 scattered English colonies. Students will: ¢¢Meet over 25 heroes of the War for Independence in this 34-week, Monday through Friday biographical study ¢¢Be able to better remember what they learn through stories and pertinent Bible verses ¢¢Learn from callouts with comments on the character traits of those spotlighted!
This engaging and enlightening book allows readers to discover the history of slavery in America and the long fight for freedom before and during the Civil War. Readers will gain a better understanding of abolitionists, the fight for equality, the Underground Railroad, and Reconstruction through the stunning images, captivating sidebars and facts, easy-to-read text, accessible glossary, index, and table of contents.
In Steven’s very own words, “Stepping on some very powerful toes is dangerous.” Contrary to that, though, Steven battles injustice. Courageous is an apt description of his journey. Steven tells an inspiring true-to-life story of how one man and his wife, seemingly specks in the myriad of power and authority, stand for their rights, and against all odds, fight for justice. He depicts the rugged American spirit as onward he charges to the foregrounds of a war he waged for freedom, freedom from inequality. Discover how he goes to great lengths in order to win. Feel the rugged American spirit as it emanates from every chapter, and see if it can move you to do the same.