Part travelogue and part memoire, John S. Dinga's newest book is a sequel to Navigating the Contradictions of America and explores disparities between America's past and present, from the perspective of an immigrant. Featuring characters both real and fictional, Dinga shares his observations about the realities of making a new life in a new country, with an occasional flashback to the former home. The desire to immigrate to America is one shared by people all over the world, people who are often unaware of what it takes to thrive in a competitive, capitalist world where nothing is the same as before. Settling down in a new environment and navigating the politics and stresses of finding a job are just two of the aspects of culture shock a new immigrant will face. Expectations and responsibilities from those back home also add to the new immigrant's challenges, and Dinga offers his suggestions on how to thrive under those stresses as well. He speaks not only to the potential immigrant but to those officials in power on either side of the process as well. Learning to make the right choices when presented with so many options is another life lesson addressed. The American society, freedoms, choices, and government are envied in many corners of the world, and Dinga explores how that perception influences the decision to start the journey. People need to know that living in America has its challenges challenges not often imagined when the desire to immigrate pushes them to cross deserts, oceans, and unfriendly skies.
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A definitive portrait of one of the twentieth century's most powerful and controversial female political figures traces the life of Soong Mayling, from her youth in one of China's most powerful families, to her status as wife, adviser, interpreter, and propagandist to Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek, to her role as an international crusader against Communism. Reprint.
This is the first book to focus on the economic and social forces that shaped American theater throughout its two hundred and fifty year history. The collection of essays, written by leading theater historians and critics of American theater, represent a variety of methodologies and approaches. Arranged chronologically, the volume explores such topics as anti-theatrical legislation in Colonial America; the theater's response to slavery, prostitution, alcoholism, and women's rights; the significance of Black American musical comedy; women managers in nineteenth-century American theater; economic welfare in the Federal Theater Project; theater nostalgia during the Reagan era; and contemporary issues of multiculturalism in today's theater. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of American theater and social and cultural history.
In Search of George Washington (The Story of the 28th Amendment) chronicles the amazing flashback that was the "Prairie Fire" that swept the country over 18 months in 2012 and 2013. See how America cried out for Her heroes and Her history and Her heritage and how a strange re-visitation in the mysterious mists of time by the Founders triggered the massive chain of events leading up to "Post 28 America". Business" that had raced away from America, came racing back and business competitiveness that had dimmed - "blazed again - from sea to shining sea". See how pure "free enterprise" unleashed the creativity and abilities of the poor, the unemployed, and the undocumented, to grow and learn and excel. Believe that for maybe the first time that you as one person can make a difference. Plug in and hold on. This is your gateway to the incredible reaches of "The 28th Amendment.
Scenes of Passion by Suzanne Brockmann Safe, steady...and unsatisfying – that summed up Maggie Stanton’s life. Until gorgeous Matthew Stone made her take a risk on passion... For a while, Maggie believed that their whirlwind wedding was the union of soul mates, but there was much more to her husband than met the eye...
Slavery transformed Africa, Europe and the Americas and hugely-enhanced the well-being of the West but the subject of slavery can be hard to understand because of its huge geographic and chronological span. This book uses a unique atlas format to present the story of slavery, explaining its historical importance and making this complex story and its geographical setting easy to understand.
The United States has long exploited Earth's orbits to enhance security, generate wealth, and solidify its position as a world leader. America's ambivalence toward military activities in space, however, has the potential to undermine our future security. Many in Washington possess a peculiar regard for space and warfare. Some perceive space as a place to defend and fight for America's vital interests. Others -- whose voices are frequently dominant and manifested in public rhetoric, funded defense programs, international diplomacy, and treaty commitments -- look upon space as a preserve not to be despoiled by earthly strife. After forty years of discussion, the debate over America's role in space rages on. In light of the steady increase in international satellite activity for commercial and military purposes, American's vacillation on this issue could begin to pose a real threat to our national security. Steven Lambakis argues that this policy dysfunction will eventually manifest itself in diminished international political leverage, the forfeiture of technological advances, and the squandering of valuable financial resources. Lambakis reviews key political, military, and business developments in space over the past four decades. Emphasizing that we should not take our unobstructed and unlimited access to space for granted, he identifies potential space threats and policy flaws and proposes steps to meet national security demands for the twenty-first century.