A Pulitzer Prize winner’s in-depth look at four media-business giants: CBS-TV, Time magazine, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. In this fascinating New York Times bestseller, the author of The Best and the Brightest, The Fifties, and other acclaimed histories turns his investigative eye to the rise of the American media in the twentieth century. Focusing on the successes and failures of CBS Television, Time magazine, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, David Halberstam paints a portrait of the era when large, powerful mainstream media sources emerged as a force, showing how they shifted from simply reporting the news to becoming a part of it. By examining landmark events such as Franklin D. Roosevelt’s masterful use of the radio and the unprecedented coverage of the Watergate break-in, Halberstam demonstrates how print and broadcast media as a whole became a player in society and helped shape public policy. Drawn from hundreds of exhaustive interviews with insiders at each company, and hailed by the Seattle Times as “a monumental X-ray study of power,” The Powers That Be reveals the tugs-of-war between political ambition and the quest for truth in a page-turning read. This ebook features an extended biography of David Halberstam.
In our fast-paced secular world, God and theology are second-class citizens. Money, politics, sports, and science seem better suited to the hard realities of our world. As the church steeple has been eclipsed by the skyscraper as the centerpiece of the urban landscape, so has the divine realm been set aside in favor of more immediate human experience. One sad consequence of this shift is the loss of spiritual and theological bearings, most clearly evident in our inability to understand or speak about such things. If the old way of viewing the universe no longer works, something else has to replace it. The Powers That Be reclaims the divine realm as central to human existence by offering new ways of understanding our world in theological terms. Walter Wink reformulates ancient concepts, such as God and the devil, heaven and hell, angels and demons, principalities and powers, in light of our modern experience. He helps us see heaven and hell, sin and salvation, and the powers that shape our lives as tangible parts of our day-to-day experience, rather than as mysterious phantoms. Based on his reading of the Bible and analysis of the world around him, Wink creates a whole new language for talking about and to God. Equipped with this fresh world view, we can embark on a new relationship with God and our world into the next millennium. From the Hardcover edition.
When Jason Stone first looked in the safe deposit box, he had no idea what the three items meant. He had no idea why he was chosen, and he had no idea what was in store for him next. He couldn’t rely on his parents, they’ve been dead for over five years. Would his foster parents be there for him, or would he be on his own again? His boring life as a freshman in high school was about to change. The question he had was would it be for the better or for the worse? Once his summer was over he would know who stood with him and who stood against him. Being fifteen is hard enough, throw in uncertainty, insecurity, and confusion and there is no telling who is going to come out the winner.
The medical assembly has finally arrested the last existing Power, one of the super-powered, nearly-immortal beings tasked with preserving the balance of the world. All too often, though, their battles have ravaged cities, so the capture of the last one delights everyone. Everyone--except Rordan. He stands in the cold, snowy street, capturing the story for his local paper--sinking further and further into despair. A world robbed of magic? It hardly bears imagining. Then a woman in the street catches his eye, a woman with hair of flame and eyes of fire. And Rordan realises: no one ever proved how many Powers existed. Maybe--just maybe--a bigger story waits to be told, one that might just save humanity, if he can expose it in time... For anyone who values a sense of wonder, and believes that everyone is worth of love. Superhero Romance / 6400 words Welcome to Inklets, a series of short (and sometimes short-short) stories ranging from sci-fi to fantasy to lingering just on the edge of normal. One thing's for sure: you won't look at the world the same way again.
1935. Oriental Hypnotism; How to Get What You Want: A Study of the Magic Laws of Nature; Telepathy the Master of Destiny; Faith Healing the Power of Imagination; Black Magic the Power of an Evil Thought; The Evidence of Power the Magic Lantern of the Mind; Occidental Hypnotism: How a Westerner can Master the Mind of Man; The Science of the Kingdom: A study of the Mind, the Universe, Reincarnation, the Prophecies of the Bible, the Meaning of Numbers and of the Book of Revelation.
"THE POWERS THAT BE" Envy, which appears to be the most destructive of the seven deadly sins, can run rampant throughout a family especially when there are siblings involved. Truly, there is no other relationship like that of sisterhood. There is a stronghold that keeps that love together, but even more so there are sometimes wounds so deep that there is nothing that can mend them. There is the overbearing sting of sibling rivalry, competition, even resentment, but somewhere underneath all of the apparent problems is a friendship that no amount of pain, emotional issues or obstacles can break. Or is this just some psychological rubbish that we tell ourselves to help us get through life? For example: In the case of Cain and Abel, where one brother kills the other, could there have been any one thing to keep this act from happening. Jealousy was so deep rooted within the soul of one brother? Could this have just been something meant to happen? Many people use the clich 'Blood is thicker than water," but is family strong enough to keep loyalty? And just because someone is related to you, does it guarantee they will be an ally to you? We each have our own dysfunction within our family, but with love, compromise, and communication we pray that even the toughest hearts can soften. Pride will loom large and evil powers may try to conquer your relationship, but when all is said and done, the love that stays is truly the "The Powers That Be." The forces in the world that can build or destroy are The Power of Love, The Power of Hate, The Power of Encouragement and also the Power of Envy. For these five sisters confronting these hidden emotions will either bring them closer or tear them apart.