Profiles in Courage


Author: John F. Kennedy
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060544393
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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Profiles eight historical figures who demonstrated particular integrity in the face of opposition, including John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Thomas Hart Benton, and Robert A. Taft.

Profiles in Courage


Author: John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9780060806989
Category: Courage
Page: 282
View: 1920

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"This is a book about the most admirable of human virtues--courage. 'Grace under pressure,' Ernest Hemingway defined it. And these are the stories of the pressures experienced by eight United States Senators and the grace with which they endured them." -- John F. Kennedy During 1954-55, John F. Kennedy, then a U.S. Senator, chose eight of his historical coleagues to profile for their acts of astounding integrity in the face of overwhelming opposition. These heroes include John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Thomas Hart Benson, and Robert A. Taft. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1956, Profiles in Courage resounds with timeless lessons on themost cherished of virtues and is a powerful reminder of the strength of the human spirit. It is, as Robert Kennedy states in the foreword, "not just stories of the past but a book of hope and confidence for the future. What happens to the country, to the world, depends on what we do with what others have left us.

Goodnight Red

A Lesson in Courage
Author: Lorry Ford
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1434304779
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 20
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Here is a story about a little girl, who like most kids, has her own item of security to keep her strong and courageous. Lexi never goes to bed without her red-headed doll until one day when the doll turns out missing. She is so upset and afraid at first, until she realizes that she does not need the doll to be courageous in the dark. You will just have to read the book to find out if the doll is ever found and where did it go? This book has humor and a story most elementary school children have experienced before. A lesson in "courage" is incorporated as your child enjoys reading. Also, a little poem to start you off in the beginning of the book is a special treat given by the author, Lorry Ford.

The Dog Lover Unit

Lessons in Courage from the World's K9 Cops
Author: Rachel Rose
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250110750
Category: Pets
Page: 304
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"Enter the intense world of both the dogs and people who form the K9 corps. Every dog has its own unique personality." —Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make us Human An acclaimed poet, Rachel Rose never expected to spend her nights careening along the roads in high-speed chases or searching the woods for armed suspects. Yet once she decided to meet the people who devoted their lives to police K9 units, she found herself signing up for the ride-alongs, training runs, and other challenges that these courageous people–and canines–face on a daily basis. In The Dog Lover Unit, Rose introduces readers to police dogs and their handlers in the United States, Canada, Britain, and France (where their group's official name translates as "the dog lover unit"). She’s there to catch a criminal with Constable Matt Noel and Blackie; to patrol with Sheriff Gene Davis and Gunner; and to witness the tragic funeral of Constable Dave Ross, where K9 Danny follows the coffin, looking for his master. With insight, humor, and awe, this book reveals the feats that these human and canine teams accomplish, and the emotional and physical risks that they take for one another, and for us.

Not for the Faint of Heart

Lessons in Courage, Power, and Persistence
Author: Wendy R. Sherman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1568588151
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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Distinguished diplomat Ambassador Wendy Sherman brings readers inside the negotiating room to show how to put diplomatic values like courage, power, and persistence to work in their own lives. Few people have sat across from the Iranians and the North Koreans at the negotiating table. Wendy Sherman has done both. During her time as the lead US negotiator of the historic Iran nuclear deal and throughout her distinguished career, Wendy Sherman has amassed tremendous expertise in the most pressing foreign policy issues of our time. Throughout her life-from growing up in civil-rights-era Baltimore, to stints as a social worker, campaign manager, and business owner, to advising multiple presidents-she has relied on values that have shaped her approach to work and leadership: authenticity, effective use of power and persistence, acceptance of change, and commitment to the team. Not for the Faint of Heart takes readers inside the world of international diplomacy and into the mind of one of our most effective negotiators-often the only woman in the room. She shows why good work in her field is so hard to do, and how we can learn to apply core skills of diplomacy to the challenges in our own lives.

Lessons in Courage

Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom for Everyday Life
Author: Bonnie Glass-Coffin Ph. D.,Bonnie Glass-Coffin,Oscar Miro-Quesada
Publisher: Rainbow Ridge Pub
ISBN: 9781937907181
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 164
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Presents step-by-step instructions on Peruvian shamanic spiritual practices.

Robert E. Lee on Leadership

Executive Lessons in Character, Courage, and Vision
Author: H.W. Crocker III
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0307434567
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Robert E. Lee was a leader for the ages. The man heralded by Winston Churchill as "one of the noblest Americans who ever lived" inspired an out-manned, out-gunned army to achieve greatness on the battlefield. He was a brilliant strategist and a man of unyielding courage who, in the face of insurmountable odds, nearly changed forever the course of history. "A masterpiece—the best work of its kind I have ever read. Crocker's Lee is a Lee for all leaders to study; and to work, quite deliberately, to emulate." — Major General Josiah Bunting III, superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute In this remarkable book, you'll learn the keys to Lee's greatness as a man and a leader. You'll find a general whose standards for personal excellence was second to none, whose leadership was founded on the highest moral principles, and whose character was made of steel. You'll see how he remade a rag-tag bunch of men into one of the most impressive fighting forces history has ever known. You'll also discover other sides of Lee—the businessman who inherited the debt-ridden Arlington plantation and streamlined its operations, the teacher who took a backwater college and made it into a prestigious university, and the motivator who inspired those he led to achieve more than they ever dreamed possible. Each chapter concludes with the extraordinary lessons learned, which can be applied not only to your professional life, but also to your private life as well. Today's business world requires leaders of uncommon excellence who can overcome the cold brutality of constant change. Robert E. Lee was such a leader. He triumphed over challenges people in business face every day. Guided by his magnificent example, so can you. From the Hardcover edition.

Tough Girl

Lessons in Courage and Heart from Olympic Gold to the Camino de Santiago
Author: Carolyn Wood
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1632171856
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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A coming-of-age memoir of a young swimmer's triumphs and heartbreaks on the path to winning Olympic gold at age 14. Some 50 years later, author Carolyn Wood embarks on a solo pilgrimage to walk the 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago in an attempt to reclaim her "inner tough girl" as she reflects on coming out as gay in the 1970s after a brief marriage and motherhood, and the disillusionment and loss she experiences when her 30-year relationship suddenly ends. After several failed attempts at learning to swim, young Carolyn Wood finally conquers her fears and dives into unknown waters. By 1958 she sets a goal to make the 1960 Olympic team and, along with teammates and competitors, begins the arduous road to Rome. Losses, pain, fear, and fatigue accompany the rambunctious athlete as she finds her way through athletic training, school, and dealing with social gender expectations as she realizes she's gay. Tough Girl artfully weaves Wood's life story around the tale of her long walk on the Camino de Santiago, an effort to tap into her tough girl resilience so she can begin to accept the end of her long marriage. The ups and downs of Carolyn's childhood road to the Olympics as well as her journey on the Camino, will thrill and inspire readers.

Profiles in Courage

The Rest of the Story
Author: Eli Granger
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 142597418X
Category: Fiction
Page: 244
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The book lays out the evolutionary, historical and scientific evidence that a psychological immune system exists and details how this system functions and the impact it has had on our personal, social and national life. It shows ways that it can be helpful in our attempt to identify and handle the threats and dangers that face us just as our biological immune system does. And, like our biological immune system, it has the potential to be both beneficial and lethal.

Civility, Compassion, and Courage in Schools Today

Strategies for Implementing in K-12 Classrooms
Author: Patricia Kohler-Evans,Candice Dowd Barnes
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475809778
Category: Education
Page: 130
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Using the authors’ “Model of Influence,” a four level hierarchy, they suggest that students can be taught to be more civil, compassionate, and courageous, and can move from developing a consciousness about these attributes into embracing influence and taking bold action.

Martial Virtues

Lessons in Wisdom, Courage, and Compassion from the World's Greatest Warriors
Author: Charles Hackney
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462900542
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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This martial arts books explores the role of martial philosophy and history in personal character development. Martial Virtues explores the role of martial arts in character development. It focuses on the spiritual aspects of martial arts training, attempting to answer the question of what it means to be a good warrior. In this ground-breaking analysis, Charles Hackney draws from the psychological literature on the development of positive character traits, and from the lives and experiences of admirable warriors of fact and fiction. He analyzes how the virtues of ancient and modern warriors can be developed by practicing the martial arts. Using examples from the ancient Greeks to the samurai practitioners of bushido, from Confucius to Bruce Lee, Martial Virtues explores such qualities as courage, wisdom, justice and benevolence in turn, employing the lessons of modern psychology to understand how these virtues can be cultivated within ourselves and others. You will learn what Bruce Lee and Sun Tzu have to say about wisdom, what Miyamoto Musashi has to say about audacity and courage, and what Yagyu Munenori has to say about justice. You will also learn the stories of many of history and literature's greatest warriors including: Aeneas and Hector of Troy; William the Marshal, called the greatest knight who ever lived; Kuo Chieh, the Chinese Robin Hood; the famous Shaolin master Tid Kiu Sam; the 300 Spartans that turned aside a Persian Army at Thermopylae; the 47 Ronin of Japan who revenged the unjust punishment of their master; Korean General Kim Yu-shin, and Toshitsugu Takamatsu, 33rd Grandmaster of Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu.

Profiles in Literary Courage

Studies in English Literature
Author: Dr. R. S. Pathak
Publisher: Academic Foundation
ISBN: 9788171880188
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 192
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With reference to the work of selected English authors, 19th and 20th centuries.

The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage

Lessons in Resilience from the Bow and Arrow
Author: Joseph M. Marshall III
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1604077476
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 208
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In Lakota tradition, the bow and arrow were more than tools for hunting or battle. The bow’s resilience and flexibility, the arrow’s grace and power, the archer’s focus and patience—in these, we find the essential qualities for living a life of strength, purpose,and simplicity. In The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage, Joseph M. Marshall builds upon the central metaphor of the bow and arrow to provide a treasury of insights, stories, and irreplaceable wisdom. With eloquent prose and an elder’s perspective, Marshall draws from traditional stories, the history of the Lakota, and his own experiences to offer timeless lessons on: Transformation—what the journey of the Lakota people teaches us about preserving what is essential as our external circumstances change Simplicity—the story of Grandmother Grass Braid, who understood that “the more you know, the less you need to carry” Purpose—how the world unveils our purpose to us, as revealed in the story of the Keeper of the Winter Count Strength—the moving story of Henry One Bull, and how adversity teaches us to develop the true core of our strength Resiliency—the lessons of Grandma Red Leaf on facing the challenges of life with the best we have to offer Once, the Lakota people relied on the ash bow and the willow arrow to provide food and sustenance. Today, these simple tools can offer us something even more precious: a way to nourish our souls with spiritual wisdom. Joseph M. Marshall offers a book that is at once profound, honest, and rich with meaning as he reveals The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage.

New Life

Lessons in Faith and Courage from Transplant Recipients
Author: Bob Violino
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595263836
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 152
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Turning a difficult situation into a positive experience takes courage, faith, perseverance, and strength. How we deal with adversity defines who we truly are as human beings. In New Life: Lessons in Faith and Courage, we meet people who have overcome obstacles and inspired others around them along the way. Organ transplant recipients face not only serious illnesses, but sometimes life-threatening situations. Yet those same recipients have turned their frightening experiences into unique and inspiring examples of courage and achievement. New Life is a collection of heartwarming and compelling stories that will encourage not only transplant candidates, recipients, and their families, but people who are facing any kind of adversity. Through uplifting accounts of human achievement, readers are left with a deep sense of admiration for the accomplishments and triumphs of the individuals profiled. These stories show us how to overcome the most difficult of circumstances and go on to lead active, generous, and in many cases, remarkable lives. "Each of the vignettes in this book is a jewel. I am sure the book will have a positive effect on organ donation and increase the public's acceptance of transplantation."-Thomas E. Starzl, M.D., professor of surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. "These are stories of incredible bravery. The overall message is enlightening and filled with hope. When our backs are against the wall, we human beings rise to the occasion and with the help of God, prevail."-Walter Ruzek, president of the Transplant Recipients International Organization, Long Island Chapter. "As a liver recipient, I love this book. Bob Violino deserves the highest accolades for his marvelous compilation of organ transplant stories. He puts faces on this lifesaving procedure. I feel certain the book will promote organ donation."-Larry Hagman, actor "This book will inspire not only transplant candidates and recipients, but anyone who is facing a health problem or other difficult challenge."-Dr. Robert Phillips, licensed psychologist and director of the Center for Coping, Hicksville, N.Y.

Profiles in Mormon Courage

Inspiring Stories of Stalwart and Steadfast Individuals in Latter-day Saint History
Author: Hartt Wixom
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 1555178529
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 139
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Stalwarts In the Storm; In a remarkable tribute to men of true character and valor, Profiles in Mormon Courage chronicles the lives of twelve individuals who had a profound impact on Latter-day Saint history. the stories included in these pages exemplify values and virtues that each of us can emulate to lead richer and more abundant lives, no matter our religious persuasion. In this inspiring volume, youll learn of people such as: Ephraim Hanks, a Mormon pioneer and a respected leader who saved countless lives with his acts of selfless service. W. W. Phelps, an important leader in the early days of the Church, and of his journey from hatred towards his brethren to sincere repentance and humility. Ezra Taft Benson, president of the LDS Church and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, who proved what can be accomplished by living the principles of the gospel - even in the spotlight. the spirit of these pioneers and the devotion they had for their posterity will inspire readers in their own spiritual journeys.

Verletzlichkeit macht stark

Wie wir unsere Schutzmechanismen aufgeben und innerlich reich werden
Author: Brené Brown
Publisher: Kailash Verlag
ISBN: 3641106788
Category: Self-Help
Page: 336
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Selbstliebe statt Perfektionismus In einer Welt, in der die Furcht zu versagen zur zweiten Natur geworden ist, erscheint Verletzlichkeit als gefährlich. Doch das Gegenteil ist der Fall: Die renommierte Psychologin Brené Brown zeigt, dass Verletzlichkeit der Ort ist, wo Liebe, Zugehörigkeit, Freude und Kreativität entstehen. Unter ihrer behutsamen Anleitung erforschen wir unsere Ängste und entwickeln eine machtvolle neue Vision, die uns ermutigt, Großes zu wagen.

A Cup of Comfort Courage

Stories That Celebrate Everyday Heroism, Strength, and Triumph
Author: Colleen Sell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1605503703
Category: Philosophy
Page: 336
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To avid fans around the world, A Cup of Comfort has gained recognition as the #1 series for providing a pick-me-up when readers need it most—as well as for remarkable stories that turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. A Cup of Comfort for Courage is the boldest volume yet, celebrating heroines and heroes who transformed the lives of everyone who knows them. This remarkable collection tells of more than fifty advocates, hard workers, and small-town stars, such as: A young immigrant who follows the ancient advice to "go west"—and creates her own American dream A high school football hero who braves a strong current to save more than a dozen lives when a catastrophic flood washes away a school bus A young woman who escapes war-torn Bosnia with nothing but the clothes on her back and her daughter in her arms A young woman who survives a near-fatal car accident and not only regains her mobility, but summons the strength to hike the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail A coal miner who holds back the flow of oncoming water in a tunnel—just long enough for his comrades to escape certain death! The stories in A Cup of Comfort for Courage will kindle the spirit of its readers and offer hope whenever they need it. It’s nothing less than a supportive friend and a powerful mentor in times of struggle—and triumph.

Lessons in the Art of War

Martial Strategies for the Successful Fighter
Author: Martina Sprague
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462900178
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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Become a Better Martial Artist by Applying Lessons from the World's Greatest Military Strategists from Sun Tzu to Von Clausewitz Lessons in the Art of War investigates the theories and philosophies of the most prominent military thinkers in Asia and Europe and examines the combat roots of a variety of fighting styles from traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean martial arts to the fighting arts of the ancient Greeks and modern Israelis. It also demonstrates how the martial arts, whether Asian or Western in origin, were historically about brutal fighting, often to the death, and how ancient attitudes and beliefs can be adapted for success in today's MMA steel cage, judo or karate tournament as they were in ancient armies. Including an introduction to Asian and Western military thought, chapters include: The Nature and Conduct of Combat What is Combat? Preparing for Battle Elements of Tactics and Strategy Imposing Your Will Destroying the Enemy Force Strength of the Defensive Position Failure Moral Quality of Courage Securing Victory

The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage


Author: Joseph M. Marshall, III
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 159179630X
Category:
Page: 200
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In Lakota tradition, the bow and arrow were more than tools for hunting or battle. The bow’s resilience and flexibility, the arrow’s grace and power, the archer’s focus and patience—in these, we find the essential qualities for living a life of strength, purpose, and simplicity. In ,em>The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage, Joseph M. Marshall builds upon the central metaphor of the bow and arrow to provide a treasury of insights, stories, and irreplaceable wisdom. With elegant and captivating writing, this master storyteller illuminates timeless lessons on: Transformation—how we can preserve what is fundamental even as our external circumstances change Simplicity—the story of grandmother Grass Braid, who understood that “the more you know, the less you need to carry” Strength and Resiliency—what the history and lore of the Lakota can teach us about growing through adversity Purpose—how the world unveils our purpose to us, as revealed in story of the Keeper of the Winter Count Once, the Lakota people relied on the ash bow and the willow arrow to provide food and sustenance. Today, these simple tools can offer us something even more precious: a way to nourish our souls with spiritual wisdom. Joseph M. Marshall offers a book that is at once profound, honest, and rich with meaning as he reveals The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage.