Red Eagle Speaks

Book of Wisdom
Author: Riz Mirza
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1617925837
Category: Self-Help
Page: 150
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In 2008, musican and artist Riz Mirza started having powerful psychic experiences.He began telepathically communicating with a being who identified himself as Native American Chief who lived over a century ago by the name of Red Eagle. Red Eagle told Riz that he would like to deliver messages of love, truth and awakening to the people of Mother earth. Riz began giving psychic readings to anyone who would listen. The messages were strikingly accurate and life changing. Riz left his home in New York City with nothing but the clothes on his back and his guitar and moved his life to Los Angeles. There he began channeling Red Eagle in deep trance to large groups of people.This book is red Eagle’s offering to everyone who has met him and those who are about to, like you. From Red Eagle Hello, I am Red Eagle and I will speak. Where do we begin? There is no better time than the present. We should begin in the moment. That is where we must always begin. This moment. There is no better place to start than this moment, for everything is here, and now. Some people will argue that there is a past and a future, but for this discussion, this conversation, we will only discuss this moment. This moment that you are reading this book. Not the moment before, or the moment that your mind is jumping to, what will be in the next chapter or the next page. What will you get out of this book? I have a better question for you, what will you put into this book? What will you bring of yourself to this book? Do you think it is a one way conversation? It is not. Your life is not a one way conversation. From God, or whatever you want to call the Divine force that is greater than you, He or She is not telling you something that you have to always only listen to and never respond to. It is a co-creative effort. Everything is created by what you bring of yourself to it. Maybe you think Red Eagle is writing this book. I think we are writing this book. In this moment, what is between you and this book? What is there that stands between you and understanding, feeling, absorbing the concepts and the words and the heart that is beating in between the words? In between the lines. There is only one thing in between this book and you. And that is You. You stand in the way of yourself from learning something, from experiencing something because there is always two of you. There is the observer and there is the one doing. Which one are you? Sometimes you are the observer-you say I cannot believe I just did that, I cannot believe I just said that. So you are observing and also doing at the same time. And much of your life flashes before you so quickly that time passes and you feel you have not truly done much with this life. You feel that time has passed you by-it came and went so fast. Now you are here, and you feel old, even if you are young. There are many questions about “what is time?” The greatest answer that I have to give you is how you make it. What you do inside of it, what you bring to it. Who am I? Who is Red Eagle? Maybe you are reading this book because you think Native American Chiefs are very wise. Let me tell you, there were very many Chiefs that were not very wise in my time. I have had many physical lives and I am pure essence like you. But I am unfiltered, unbridled- in my purest state, and therefore I AM. And through a very interesting and peculiar process I am able to come through “time and space reality” You can put both of these in quotation marks. But for this discussion I will say we are coming through Time and Space Realities. The person whose body I am speaking through- he is a channel. It is like when you are watching the television, you watch a channel. What is a channel? It is the particular frequency position of the unit, the television that is picking up a particular frequency that is flying through time and space realities. And so, he is ‘tuned in’. You know what it is like to be ‘tuned in’. When you meet someone who is tuned in, you say “Oh, it was a pleasure to meet that person, it was very exciting, there are so tuned in.” People pay a lot of money to speak to people, to work with people, to hear people who are tuned in. For some of you a person who is a Channel is a strange new concept. But even you, who is reading this book have channeled. Many of you, I should say all of you- have experienced a time in your life when you have said to yourselves; ‘How did I say that? How did I do know that? How did I do that? It was beyond me. I don’t know where I got the strength from. I don’t know what made me think of that. I had told that person so many things about their life, when they were telling me a problem, I had the solution. My mouth was moving, I did not know what I was saying but I felt energy when I was doing it. There was great intent, and great wisdom in my words.’ We will say you were Channeling. You were tuned in, you were dialed in. Who are we? We are your Spirit Guides. When you dial into us, we answer the phone. You can say we don’t let it go to voicemail! And we always have the time for you. In your very business orientated world, your production orientated world, your results orientated world, your quick results orientated world, your regimented world, your scheduled world, your disciplined world, where is the bliss? Those structures, are they working? You might say “Yeah, the trains are arriving on time, the tracks are holding the train. They are on schedule. Planes are landing. Babies are being born with all sorts of complicated machines around them, to make sure everything is alright.” Regimented, safe. And you say disaster happens when? What is not in the structure or the process, or the regimented schedule happens -that is disaster. When you are working with the energies that you refer to as metaphysical, spiritual, it is a whole new ball game. It is not about structure. Not in the way you see it. The artist, the creative people of your time, of all times- they know what we are talking about. No artist likes to be put into a structure or into a time schedule. That is very painful for them because they know of creation in a very different way than you. It has been said that all people were born as artists, creative. But as soon as the judgment come on them about what they are doing, if it is not beautiful or creative enough then the child is discouraged, not encouraged. They are disempowered, not empowered. And so you are killing creativity in your young. It is everywhere. You say only certain creative people will fit into your regimented world, your quick results orientated world. And when you have time to reflect on these things, once in a while, you feel saddened. You talk about the loss of innocence. If you are not innocent what are you- guilty? Of what are you guilty? What crime did you commit that you are guilty? Self love. That is a term nobody want to hear, it has become cliché that you have to love yourself more. That is not enough for you. Spiritual lessons that tell you to be more compassionate, to respect the Earth, to love one another, to believe in yourselves, to let go of your past, to let go of your fear, to be appreciative and grateful for the many blessings you have received. You disregard these teachings, you say “I have heard that before, I hope that this book by this dead Indian will tell me something new.” Ha! That is like riding a bike but you don’t know how to turn left or right, you don’t know how to use the brakes, you don’t know how to go faster, and you don’t know how to balance. So you sit on the bike and you tell the teacher, “I know you have to have to turn this way to turn left, and turn that way to turn right and to press this to make the bike to go slower, and you have to exert more effort forward to move in that direction.” So feel you are sitting there on the bike, it is like that with the teachings. You want something more, something that will move you. And the world, the planet, is flying through space, spinning around, tilting back and forth breathing and pulsating with countless amount of creatures and living things. Moving through its atmospheres around the ball of fire that you call the sun, and you are sitting there not moving, while everything else moves. You wonder why things don’t change, and we wonder why you don’t change. And so here we are in this moment, that is all we have. In this book I will talk to you, I hope you will hear me. Everything that I will tell you is for you. Specifically YOU. Do not think of the fact that there are millions of others reading these words. How do you know this book wasn’t meant really for you? Just for you. I want you to hear and to read these words in this book, like I have written them just for you and you alone. Let us begin.

Red Earth

Two Novellas
Author: Philip H. Red Eagle
Publisher: Holy Cow Press
ISBN: 9780930100742
Category: Fiction
Page: 139
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"In the late summer of 1990 I fell into depression. By the time the Gulf War broke out, in the winter of 1991, I was well on my way to a breakdown. By the summer, with the help of my buddy Ed Orr, I was in a therapy program at the Vets Center in uptown Seattle." Red Eagle's extraordinary book deals directly with Native American experience of the Vietnam war and offers a healing and redemptive force in the face of violence and its aftermath.

White Eagle, Red Star

The Polish-Soviet War 1919-20
Author: Norman Davies
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446466868
Category: History
Page: 320
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Surprisingly little known, the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-20 was to change the course of twentieth-century history. In White Eagle, Red Star, Norman Davies gives a full account of the War, with its dramatic climax in August 1920 when the Red Army - sure of victory and pledged to carry the Revolution across Europe to 'water our horses on the Rhine' - was crushed by a devastating Polish attack. Since known as the 'miracle on the Vistula', it remains one of the most decisive battles of the Western world. Drawing on both Polish and Russian sources, Norman Davies illustrates the narrative with documentary material which hitherto has not been readily available and shows how the War was far more an 'episode' in East European affairs, but largely determined the course of European history for the next twenty years or more.

Red Eagle and the Wars with the Creek Indians of Alabama


Author: George Cary Eggleston
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: N.A
Category: Alabama
Page: 346
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William "Red Eagle" Weatherford was a Creek (Muscogee) Native American who led the Creek War offensive against the United States. Like many of the high-ranking members of the Creek nation, he was a mixture of Scottish and Creek Indian. His "war name" was Hopnicafutsahia, or "Truth Teller," and was commonly referred to as Lamochattee, or "Red Eagle," by other Creeks. During the Creek Civil War, in February 1813, Weatherford reportedly made a strange prophecy that called for the extermination of English settlers on lands formerly held by Native Americans. He used his "vision" to gather support from various Native American tribes.

Legacy of Honor

The Values and Influence of America's Eagle Scouts
Author: Alvin Townley
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429996563
Category: History
Page: 320
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Over the past century, America's Eagle Scouts have earned a reputation for service, virtue, and leadership that is recognized throughout the world. But few people realize the full extent to which Eagle Scouts have made a mark on American history. They have served as astronauts, soldiers, politicians, and businessmen, but they have also been the fathers, brothers, Scoutmasters, coaches, and other role models who have played an integral part in American life. Alvin Townley set out across the country to hear the stories of these Eagle Scouts. He spoke with individuals from every region, of every age and every background, some of whom have risen to fame as public figures while others have left a lasting impact outside of the spotlight. The Eagle Scouts who share their experiences include Bill Gates, Sr., Bill Bradley, J. W. Marriott, Jr., Ross Perot, Michael Bloomberg, Richard Lugar, Michael Dukakis, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, coach Chan Gailey, and Capt. Jim Lovell of Apollo 13. The book also explores the virtues of a Tuskegee Airman, a Vietnam War POW, a September 11 NYPD hero, a crew of Hurricane Katrina relief workers, and a host of others from every walk of life. During his journey, Alvin discovered stories of character, courage, and inspiration that belong not only to Eagle Scouts but to all Americans. These stories form the heart of Legacy of Honor and offer us a chance to appreciate the profound impact that Eagle Scouts have had on American history and the lasting role they will play in our country's future.

Lie Down with Lions


Author: Ken Follett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101143827
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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"Vintage Follett . . . This is his most ambitious novel and it succeeds admirably." —USA Today Ellis, the American. Jean-Pierre, the Frenchman. They were two men on opposite sides of the Cold War, with a woman torn between them. Together, they formed a triangle of passion and deception, racing from terrorist bombs in Paris to the violence and intrigue of Afghanistan—to the moment of truth and deadly decision for all of them. . . . Look out for Ken Follett's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

Red Eagle Speaks

Book of Wisdom
Author: Riz Mirza
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1617925837
Category: Self-Help
Page: 150
View: 1956

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In 2008, musican and artist Riz Mirza started having powerful psychic experiences.He began telepathically communicating with a being who identified himself as Native American Chief who lived over a century ago by the name of Red Eagle. Red Eagle told Riz that he would like to deliver messages of love, truth and awakening to the people of Mother earth. Riz began giving psychic readings to anyone who would listen. The messages were strikingly accurate and life changing. Riz left his home in New York City with nothing but the clothes on his back and his guitar and moved his life to Los Angeles. There he began channeling Red Eagle in deep trance to large groups of people.This book is red Eagle’s offering to everyone who has met him and those who are about to, like you. From Red Eagle Hello, I am Red Eagle and I will speak. Where do we begin? There is no better time than the present. We should begin in the moment. That is where we must always begin. This moment. There is no better place to start than this moment, for everything is here, and now. Some people will argue that there is a past and a future, but for this discussion, this conversation, we will only discuss this moment. This moment that you are reading this book. Not the moment before, or the moment that your mind is jumping to, what will be in the next chapter or the next page. What will you get out of this book? I have a better question for you, what will you put into this book? What will you bring of yourself to this book? Do you think it is a one way conversation? It is not. Your life is not a one way conversation. From God, or whatever you want to call the Divine force that is greater than you, He or She is not telling you something that you have to always only listen to and never respond to. It is a co-creative effort. Everything is created by what you bring of yourself to it. Maybe you think Red Eagle is writing this book. I think we are writing this book. In this moment, what is between you and this book? What is there that stands between you and understanding, feeling, absorbing the concepts and the words and the heart that is beating in between the words? In between the lines. There is only one thing in between this book and you. And that is You. You stand in the way of yourself from learning something, from experiencing something because there is always two of you. There is the observer and there is the one doing. Which one are you? Sometimes you are the observer-you say I cannot believe I just did that, I cannot believe I just said that. So you are observing and also doing at the same time. And much of your life flashes before you so quickly that time passes and you feel you have not truly done much with this life. You feel that time has passed you by-it came and went so fast. Now you are here, and you feel old, even if you are young. There are many questions about “what is time?” The greatest answer that I have to give you is how you make it. What you do inside of it, what you bring to it. Who am I? Who is Red Eagle? Maybe you are reading this book because you think Native American Chiefs are very wise. Let me tell you, there were very many Chiefs that were not very wise in my time. I have had many physical lives and I am pure essence like you. But I am unfiltered, unbridled- in my purest state, and therefore I AM. And through a very interesting and peculiar process I am able to come through “time and space reality” You can put both of these in quotation marks. But for this discussion I will say we are coming through Time and Space Realities. The person whose body I am speaking through- he is a channel. It is like when you are watching the television, you watch a channel. What is a channel? It is the particular frequency position of the unit, the television that is picking up a particular frequency that is flying through time and space realities. And so, he is ‘tuned in’. You know what it is like to be ‘tuned in’. When you meet someone who is tuned in, you say “Oh, it was a pleasure to meet that person, it was very exciting, there are so tuned in.” People pay a lot of money to speak to people, to work with people, to hear people who are tuned in. For some of you a person who is a Channel is a strange new concept. But even you, who is reading this book have channeled. Many of you, I should say all of you- have experienced a time in your life when you have said to yourselves; ‘How did I say that? How did I do know that? How did I do that? It was beyond me. I don’t know where I got the strength from. I don’t know what made me think of that. I had told that person so many things about their life, when they were telling me a problem, I had the solution. My mouth was moving, I did not know what I was saying but I felt energy when I was doing it. There was great intent, and great wisdom in my words.’ We will say you were Channeling. You were tuned in, you were dialed in. Who are we? We are your Spirit Guides. When you dial into us, we answer the phone. You can say we don’t let it go to voicemail! And we always have the time for you. In your very business orientated world, your production orientated world, your results orientated world, your quick results orientated world, your regimented world, your scheduled world, your disciplined world, where is the bliss? Those structures, are they working? You might say “Yeah, the trains are arriving on time, the tracks are holding the train. They are on schedule. Planes are landing. Babies are being born with all sorts of complicated machines around them, to make sure everything is alright.” Regimented, safe. And you say disaster happens when? What is not in the structure or the process, or the regimented schedule happens -that is disaster. When you are working with the energies that you refer to as metaphysical, spiritual, it is a whole new ball game. It is not about structure. Not in the way you see it. The artist, the creative people of your time, of all times- they know what we are talking about. No artist likes to be put into a structure or into a time schedule. That is very painful for them because they know of creation in a very different way than you. It has been said that all people were born as artists, creative. But as soon as the judgment come on them about what they are doing, if it is not beautiful or creative enough then the child is discouraged, not encouraged. They are disempowered, not empowered. And so you are killing creativity in your young. It is everywhere. You say only certain creative people will fit into your regimented world, your quick results orientated world. And when you have time to reflect on these things, once in a while, you feel saddened. You talk about the loss of innocence. If you are not innocent what are you- guilty? Of what are you guilty? What crime did you commit that you are guilty? Self love. That is a term nobody want to hear, it has become cliché that you have to love yourself more. That is not enough for you. Spiritual lessons that tell you to be more compassionate, to respect the Earth, to love one another, to believe in yourselves, to let go of your past, to let go of your fear, to be appreciative and grateful for the many blessings you have received. You disregard these teachings, you say “I have heard that before, I hope that this book by this dead Indian will tell me something new.” Ha! That is like riding a bike but you don’t know how to turn left or right, you don’t know how to use the brakes, you don’t know how to go faster, and you don’t know how to balance. So you sit on the bike and you tell the teacher, “I know you have to have to turn this way to turn left, and turn that way to turn right and to press this to make the bike to go slower, and you have to exert more effort forward to move in that direction.” So feel you are sitting there on the bike, it is like that with the teachings. You want something more, something that will move you. And the world, the planet, is flying through space, spinning around, tilting back and forth breathing and pulsating with countless amount of creatures and living things. Moving through its atmospheres around the ball of fire that you call the sun, and you are sitting there not moving, while everything else moves. You wonder why things don’t change, and we wonder why you don’t change. And so here we are in this moment, that is all we have. In this book I will talk to you, I hope you will hear me. Everything that I will tell you is for you. Specifically YOU. Do not think of the fact that there are millions of others reading these words. How do you know this book wasn’t meant really for you? Just for you. I want you to hear and to read these words in this book, like I have written them just for you and you alone. Let us begin.

Red Eagle's Children

Weatherford Vs. Weatherford Et Al.
Author: J. Anthony Paredes,Judith Knight
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817317708
Category: History
Page: 219
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Red Eagle’s Children presents the legal proceedings in an inheritance dispute that serves as an unexpected window on the intersection of two cultural and legal systems: Creek Indian and Euro-American. Case 1299: Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al. appeared in the Chancery Court of Mobile in 1846 when William “Red Eagle” Weatherford’s son by the Indian woman Supalamy sued his half siblings fathered by Weatherford with two other Creek women, Polly Moniac and Mary Stiggins, for a greater share of Weatherford’s estate. While the court recognized William Jr. as the son of William Sr., he nevertheless lost his petition for inheritance due to the lack of legal evidence concerning the marriage of his biological mother to William Sr. The case, which went to the Alabama Supreme Court in 1851, provides a record of an attempt to interrelate and, perhaps, manipulate differences in cultures as they played out within the ritualized, arcane world of antebellum Alabama jurisprudence. Although the case has value in the classic mold of salvage ethnography of Creek Indian culture, Red Eagle’s Children, edited by J. Anthony Paredes and Judith Knight, shows that its more enduring value lies in being a source for historical ethnography—that is, for anthropological analyses of cultural dynamics of the past events that complement the narratives of professional historians. Contributors David I. Durham / Robbie Ethridge / Judith Knight / J. Anthony Paredes / Paul M. Pruitt Jr. / Nina Gail Thrower / Robert Thrower / Gregory A. Waselkov

Red Eagle's Children

Weatherford Vs. Weatherford Et Al.
Author: J. Anthony Paredes,Judith Knight
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817317708
Category: History
Page: 219
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Red Eagle’s Children presents the legal proceedings in an inheritance dispute that serves as an unexpected window on the intersection of two cultural and legal systems: Creek Indian and Euro-American. Case 1299: Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al. appeared in the Chancery Court of Mobile in 1846 when William “Red Eagle” Weatherford’s son by the Indian woman Supalamy sued his half siblings fathered by Weatherford with two other Creek women, Polly Moniac and Mary Stiggins, for a greater share of Weatherford’s estate. While the court recognized William Jr. as the son of William Sr., he nevertheless lost his petition for inheritance due to the lack of legal evidence concerning the marriage of his biological mother to William Sr. The case, which went to the Alabama Supreme Court in 1851, provides a record of an attempt to interrelate and, perhaps, manipulate differences in cultures as they played out within the ritualized, arcane world of antebellum Alabama jurisprudence. Although the case has value in the classic mold of salvage ethnography of Creek Indian culture, Red Eagle’s Children, edited by J. Anthony Paredes and Judith Knight, shows that its more enduring value lies in being a source for historical ethnography—that is, for anthropological analyses of cultural dynamics of the past events that complement the narratives of professional historians. Contributors David I. Durham / Robbie Ethridge / Judith Knight / J. Anthony Paredes / Paul M. Pruitt Jr. / Nina Gail Thrower / Robert Thrower / Gregory A. Waselkov

The Encyclopedia Of the War Of 1812: A Political, Social, and Military History [3 volumes]

A Political, Social, and Military History
Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851099573
Category: History
Page: 1034
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This work is the most comprehensive reference work on the War of 1812 yet published, offering a multidisciplinary treatment of course, causes, effects, and specific details of the War that provides both quick reference and in-depth analysis for readers from the high school level to scholars in the field. • 872 entries provide an unmatched scope and breadth of coverage • Over 150 primary-source documents in a separate volume, giving readers firsthand access to the way the War of 1812 unfolded and was experienced • Extensive bibliography and glossary provide additional resources and clarification of terminology

Eagle Song


Author: Joseph Bruchac
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0141301694
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 80
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After moving from a Mohawk reservation to Brooklyn, New York, eight-year-old Danny Bigtree encounters stereotypes about his Native American heritage and longs to be back on the reservation. By the author of Children of the Longhouse. Reprint.

The Hearth and Eagle

A Novel
Author: Anya Seton
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0544032063
Category: Fiction
Page: 377
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A saga set in the coastal town of Marblehead, Massachussetts, by the New York Times–bestselling author of Katherine and other acclaimed historical novels. Inspired by research into her own family history, novelist Anya Seton created this compelling tale of New England, set in a “sea-girdled town of rocks and winding lanes and clustered old houses.” It is not only the story of Marblehead dating back to its earliest settlement, and of a family who stayed there in the Hearth and Eagle Inn; it is also the story of Hesper Honeywood, a passionate young woman whose long and dramatic life, full of triumph and tragedy, was interwoven with the history of both. “Miss Seton handles her clan cleverly. . . . In all this the house itself stands as an eloquent reminder of Yankee staunchness.” —Saturday Review of Literature “Skillfully weaves the events of the time . . . an excellent read.” —The Historical Novels Review

Looking for Alaska

By John Green -- Sidekick
Author: Bookbuddy
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781497393035
Category: Fiction
Page: 58
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WARNING: This is not the actual book Looking for Alaska by John Green. Do not buy this reading Sidekick if you are looking for a full copy of this great book.Use this expert sidekick to dissect these themes in Looking for Alaska, while enjoying a detailed analysis of each chapter of the book. If that wasn't enough, we close with potential questions and responses to help you get the conversation started with co-workers, friends, or fellow book club members.This newly discovered gem from the past (2005) has become a must-read, thanks in no small part to the success of Green's 2012 masterpiece: The Fault in Our Stars. As many Green fans have already discovered, our sidekick is the ultimate go-to source for understanding the complexities of John Green's tales of teen angst and tragedy. Looking for Alaska tells the story of Miles Halter, a 16-year-old with a nondescript life who is seeking a "Great Perhaps." In his quest, he finds himself at the Culver Creek Boarding School, where his past life of boredom and safety takes a back seat to adventure and sexual experimentation.His trek to the other side of the tracks takes him only a few steps, as he meets Alaska Young just down the hall at school. She is sexy, funny, and everything else that makes teenage boys drool. She is also a self-destructive sort, headed toward the "After" portion of Looking for Alaska, where everything comes crashing down. As our sidekick details, the themes of life and death weave their way through the novel, drawing the characters closer together while preparing them for something that will rip them apart.

The Eagle and the Trident

U.S.—Ukraine Relations in Turbulent Times
Author: Steven Pifer
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815730624
Category: Political Science
Page: 366
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An insider’s account of the complex relations between the United States and post-Soviet Ukraine The Eagle and the Trident provides the first comprehensive account of the development of U.S. diplomatic relations with an independent Ukraine, covering the years 1992 through 2004 following the collapse of the Soviet Union. The United States devoted greater attention to Ukraine than any other post-Soviet state (except Russia) after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Steven Pifer, a career Foreign Service officer, worked on U.S.-Ukraine relations at the State Department and the White House during that period and also served as ambassador to Ukraine. With this volume he has written the definitive narrative of the ups and downs in the relationship between Washington and newly independent Ukraine. The relationship between the two countries moved from heady days in the mid- 1990s, when they declared a strategic partnership, to troubled times after 2002. During the period covered by the book, the United States generally succeeded in its major goals in Ukraine, notably the safe transfer of nearly 2,000 strategic nuclear weapons left there after the Soviet collapse. Washington also provided robust support for Ukraine’s effort to develop into a modern, democratic, market-oriented state. But these efforts aimed at reforming the state proved only modestly successful, leaving a nation that was not resilient enough to stand up to Russian aggression in Crimea in 2014. The author reflects on what worked and what did not work in the various U.S. approaches toward Ukraine. He also offers a practitioner’s recommendations for current U.S. policies in the context of ongoing uncertainty about the political stability of Ukraine and Russia’s long-term intentions toward its smaller but important neighbor.

Red Earth

A Vietnam Warrior's Journey
Author: Philip H. Red Eagle
Publisher: Salt Pub
ISBN: 9781844712687
Category: Fiction
Page: 152
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Native American men and women who wound up in Vietnam were very different from traditional warriors. Many had been removed from that traditional culture as many of these warrior traditions had been removed from these new societies and the old traditions had been replaced by Christian practices of various types. The sacred preparations were no longer practiced and the warriors left vulnerable and lacking pertinent knowledge. They were also lacking the homecoming ceremonies. These ceremonies would take place after the warrior was kept from the main camp for four days. In those four days they would fast and purify themselves. Once they returned to the village the warrior was given the opportunity to tell his story in a healing ceremony. His immediate family would be near, or surrounding him. Around them would be the next level of family. Around them would be the remainder of the tribe. Everyone would listen, and remember. That was their duty to him, to listen, and to remember. Each warrior was given this opportunity.After this ceremony it was understood that this person was now different and would be treated so from then on. This “different” person was now accepted as having been permanently changed. What had happened to him would never go away. His people knew this and they would never go away either. The relationship was understood and bound.The Vietnam “warriors” were afforded none of these opportunities. They were essentially on their own. For example, when I returned, my unit landed at McChord Air Force Base near Tacoma, Washington at midnight in the winter of 1972, and released for leave; Sprung upon The World. My sister picked me up at the base and we went to downtown Tacoma and had a pizza and a several beers before going to her home. A cousin-by-marriage, whom I had met and served with In-country, was with us. We stayed with my sister for a few days and eventually I went home to Sitka to complete my 45 days leave. My cousin left for his home in Canada at the same time.This story is repeated over and over again by most everyone that I had a chance to talk, or listen to. In many of these cases, the Vietnam Vet was released and sent home to resentment and hostility. He was not listened to and what ever was expressed was not heard. Many went home on drinking binges that started on the plane or as soon as they were off the plane. No comfort given, not a friendly ear was to be found. At most American Legion Posts beer was free for a while, but after it was determined “these new guys” were really different, the free drinks stopped. What little comfort was given was soon withdrawn.Soon, the prisons began to fill up with the “new guys”. Violence had become the major expression of this generation of warriors. So many of these new guys were dead, or in prison, not long after their arrival “home”. It was, and still is, a national tragedy.

A Guide Book of Double Eagle Gold Coins

A Complete History and Price Guide
Author: Q. David Bowers,David W. Akers
Publisher: Whitman Pub Llc
ISBN: 9780794817848
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 288
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A comprehensive book about United States $20 gold coins.