The Nobel Book of Answers

The Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Shimon Peres, and Other Nobel Prize Winners Answer Some of Life's Most Intriguing Questions for Young People
Author: Bettina Stiekel,Jimmy Carter,Various
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689863101
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 254
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A collection of essays written by various Nobel Prize winners about their fields of endeavor.

Gentle Reads: Great Books to Warm Hearts and Lift Spirits, Grades 5-9

Author: Deanna J. McDaniel
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313094519
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 328
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This volume recommends some 500 positive, heart-warming stories for young readers—stories of the human spirit and what it can accomplish; stories of loving families surviving crises in positive ways; historical tales full of quick-witted people (especially girls); fairy tales with strong women; true stories of survival; and more. These gentle and uplifting reads span every genre—from science fiction and fantasy, to mysteries, realistic fiction, biographies, and nonfiction. They are Accelerated Reader titles, Reading Counts titles, and Junior Library Guild selections. Primarily intended for grades 5 to 9, this is a list of reading suggestions for the young adult who wants a great read but does not want to be offended. Grades 5-9.

The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell's Secret

Author: Seth Shulman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039333368X
Category: Law
Page: 256
View: 2007

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Documents the illicit beginnings of the lucrative telephone monopoly, revealing how Bell's journals acknowledged his illegal copying of Elisha Gray's invention in order to secure what would become the nation's most valuable patent. Reprint. 13,000 first printing.

Best books for children

preschool through grade 6. Supplement to the eighth edition
Author: Catherine Barr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781591580850
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1783
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The Virtues of Aging

Author: Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307764664
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
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"We are not alone in our worry about both the physical aspect of aging and the prejudice that exists toward the elderly, which is similar to racism or sexism. What makes it different is that the prejudice also exists among those of us who are either within this group or rapidly approaching it. When I have mentioned the title of this book to a few people, most of them responded, 'Virtues? What could possibly be good about growing old?' The most obvious answer, of course, is to consider the alternative to aging. But there are plenty of other good answers--many based on our personal experiences and observations. " --from THE VIRTUES OF AGING From the Trade Paperback edition.

Something Happened

A Book for Children and Parents who Have Experienced Pregnancy Loss
Author: Cathy Blanford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780980198706
Category: Bereavement
Page: 40
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A simple, clear story which helps children whose baby sibling has died at birth to understand what has happened, to deal with all of the feelings that are arising, and to continue to feel loved and secure.

Kids Learn to Knit

Author: Lucinda Guy,Francois Holtz,François Hall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781919992846
Category: Knitting
Page: 96
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With the help of this title and its friendly animal characters - Bob the wolf, and Peg and Pip, two lively mice - children can learn to knit in no time at all. All they need is a ball of wool and a pair of knitting needles (and maybe a helpful grown-up if they get stuck).

An Outdoor Journal

Adventures and Reflections
Author: Jimmy Carter
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 9781557283542
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 316
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"The man revealed in these pages seems to embody so much of what Americans claim to admire--self-reliance, honesty, humor, modesty, intelligence--the stuff of heroes."--The New York Times Book Review


A Journey For All
Author: Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501184423
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this powerful reflection, President Jimmy Carter contemplates how faith has sustained him in happiness and disappointment. He considers how we may find it in our own lives. All his life, President Jimmy Carter has been a courageous exemplar of faith. Now he shares the lessons he learned. He writes, “The issue of faith arises in almost every area of human existence, so it is important to understand its multiple meanings. In this book, my primary goal is to explore the broader meaning of faith, its far-reaching effect on our lives, and its relationship to past, present, and future events in America and around the world. The religious aspects of faith are also covered, since this is how the word is most often used, and I have included a description of the ways my faith has guided and sustained me, as well as how it has challenged and driven me to seek a closer and better relationship with people and with God.” As President Carter examines faith’s many meanings, he describes how to accept it, live it, how to doubt and find faith again. A serious and moving reflection from one of America’s most admired and respected citizens.

The Hornet's Nest

A Novel of the Revolutionary War
Author: Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743258274
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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The first work of fiction by a President of the United States—a sweeping novel of the American South and the War of Independence. In his ambitious and deeply rewarding novel, Jimmy Carter brings to life the Revolutionary War as it was fought in the Deep South; it is a saga that will change the way we think about the conflict. He reminds us that much of the fight for independence took place in that region and that it was a struggle of both great and small battles and of terrible brutality, with neighbor turned against neighbor, the Indians’ support sought by both sides, and no quarter asked or given. The Hornet’s Nest follows a cast of characters and their loved ones on both sides of this violent conflict—including some who are based on the author’s ancestors. At the heart of the story is Ethan Pratt, who in 1766 moves with his wife, Epsey, from Philadelphia to North Carolina and then to Georgia in 1771, in the company of Quakers. On their homesteads in Georgia, Ethan and his wife form a friendship with neighbors Kindred Morris and his wife, Mavis. Through Kindred and his young Indian friend Newota, Ethan learns about the frontier and the Native American tribes who are being continually pressed farther inland by settlers. As the eight-year war develops, Ethan and Kindred find themselves in life-and-death combat with opposing forces. With its moving love story, vivid action, and the suspense of a war fought with increasing ferocity and stealth, The Hornet’s Nest is historical fiction at its best, in the tradition of such major classics as The Last of the Mohicans.

Living Faith

Author: Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307764702
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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Make it easy on yourself, read Living Faith in Large Print * All Random House Large Print Editions are published in a 16-point type For almost three decades, President Carter has regularly spent part of each Sunday reading from scripture and sharing his personal faith with neighbors, friends, and visitors at his Baptist church in Plains, Georgia. In Living Faith, he draws on this experience, exploring the values closest to his heart and the personal beliefs that have nurtured and sustained him. For President Carter, faith finds its deepest expression in a life of compassion, reconciliation, and service to others. Living Faith is filled with stories of people whose lives have touched his--some from the world stage, more from modest walks of life. We see how President Carter learned about other faiths from Prime Minister Menachim Begin and President Anwar Sadat; learned a lesson in forgiveness from a clash with commentator George Will; how he was inspired by the simple theology of preacher Ely Cruz, "Love God and the person in front of you"; and how the cheerful strength of family friend Annie Mae Rhodes taught him the meaning of "patient faith." Rooted in scripture and infused with a vision of how a dynamic faith can enrich our public and private lives, this is the most personal book yet by one of our most admired Americans--a warmly inspirational volume to give and to share. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Best Ever Question and Answer Book About Nature, Science and the World Around You
Author: Catherine Ripley
Publisher: Owlkids
ISBN: 9781926818009
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 191
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Offers questions and answers about topics including why cats' eyes shine in the dark, why the sky is blue, why peaches are fuzzy, how bees make honey, why soap is slippery, and why some people bring their own bags to the supermarket.

A Call to Action

Women, Religion, Violence, and Power
Author: Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476773971
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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In the highly acclaimed bestselling A Call to Action, President Jimmy Carter addresses the world’s most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: the ongoing discrimination and violence against women and girls. President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths. His urgent report covers a system of discrimination that extends to every nation. Women are deprived of equal opportunity in wealthier nations and “owned” by men in others, forced to suffer servitude, child marriage, and genital cutting. The most vulnerable and their children are trapped in war and violence. A Call to Action addresses the suffering inflicted upon women by a false interpretation of carefully selected religious texts and a growing tolerance of violence and warfare. Key verses are often omitted or quoted out of context by male religious leaders to exalt the status of men and exclude women. And in nations that accept or even glorify violence, this perceived inequality becomes the basis for abuse. Carter draws upon his own experiences and the testimony of courageous women from all regions and all major religions to demonstrate that women around the world, more than half of all human beings, are being denied equal rights. This is an informed and passionate charge about a devastating effect on economic prosperity and unconscionable human suffering. It affects us all.


A Political Life
Author: Shimʿon Peres
Publisher: Schocken Books
ISBN: 0805242821
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 223
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A revelatory portrait of Israel's first prime minister, written by its current president, includes coverage of his support of the United Nations 1947 Partition Plan for Palestine, his granting of first exemptions to Orthodox military servicepeople and his peaceful overtures toward post-Holocaust Germany.

Why Hawks Become Doves

Shimon Peres and Foreign Policy Change in Israel
Author: Guy Ziv
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438453957
Category: History
Page: 194
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Investigates how leaders’ personalities shape important foreign policy shifts. Why do hawkish leaders change course to pursue dovish policies? In Why Hawks Become Doves, Guy Ziv argues that conventional international relations theory is inadequate for explaining these momentous foreign policy shifts, because it underestimates the importance of leaders and their personalities. Applying insights from cognitive psychology, Ziv argues that decision-makers’ cognitive structure—specifically, their levels of cognitive openness and complexity—is a critical causal variable in determining their propensity to revise their beliefs and pursue new policies. To illustrate his point, he examines Israeli statesman Shimon Peres. Beginning his political career as a tough-minded security hawk, Peres emerged as one of the Middle East’s foremost champions of Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking. Drawing on a vast range of sources, including interviews with Peres and dozens of other political elites, archival research, biographies, and memoirs, Ziv finds that Peres’s highly open and complex cognitive structure facilitated a quicker and more profound dovish shift on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than his less cognitively open and complex rivals. “Guy Ziv has written a masterful and intriguing study that breaks new ground in demonstrating the importance of the individual leader in framing foreign policy. The comparisons of Peres, Rabin, Begin, and Shamir are extraordinary, and effectively demonstrate the advantages of a leader who has a talent for adapting to altered conditions and listening to differing perspectives. It’s both an absorbing page-turner and a stimulating eye-opener.” — Steven L. Spiegel, coauthor of The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989–2011 “Ziv has written a fascinating account of how some leaders (Peres, Rabin, Sharon) are able to shift their goals and strategies to a less conflictual mode, and how others (Shamir, Begin, Netanyahu) are simply incapable of doing so. Ziv makes a strong case for the proposition that the cognitive structure of leaders matters. A turn towards peace requires national leaders who are personally capable of making that turn. Ziv’s tome is a substantial contribution to the literatures of foreign policy analysis and political psychology, and is an important read for all who seek a more peaceful world.” — Valerie M. Hudson, author of Foreign Policy Analysis: Classic and Contemporary Theory