books about: scholars
From Thug to Scholar: An Odyssey to Unmask My True Potential
James a. Williams
This is a journey through my life where being intelligent and following the didactic spiritual teachings of my parents got me laughed at and teased until I adopted and embraced a thug mentality. I became a prisoner of my mind by seeking to please and to gain acceptance from others. Chasing a masked lifestyle that was opposed to my God-given potential, I was no different from the millions of people who chase materialistic things, lifestyles, and ...
Soul Lessons and Soul Purpose: A Channeled Guide to Why You Are Here
Soul Lessons and Soul Purpose is a book channeled by Sonia Choquette ’s spirit teacher guides, The Three Bishops, as well as Joachim and the Emissaries of the Third Ray. These highly evolved and loving guides work specifically to bring about understanding, direction, and support to all souls so that we may learn to become the creative masters of the life that we’re intended to have on Earth. The guides state that Earth is “soul ...
AdWords For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))
AdWords lets every business-from eBay PowerSellers to Fortune 500 companies-create targeted, cost-efficient advertising campaigns on the Web, and accounts for the bulk of Google's $6 billion in annual revenues This all-new guide helps advertisers get a handle on AdWords complexities and nuances, adopt AdWords best practices, and turn clicks into ka-ching! Topics covered include conducting quick and cheap market research, crafting a message that ...
The Zen teaching of Huang Po on the transmission of mind;: Being the teaching of the Zen master Huang Po as ...
This complete translation of the original collection of sermons, dialogues, and anecdotes of Huang Po, the illustrious Chinese master of the Tang Dynasty, allows the Western reader to gain an understanding of Zen from the original source, one of the key works in its teachings; it also offers deep and often startling insights into the rich treasures of Eastern thought. Nowhere is the use of paradox in Zen illustrated better than in the teaching ...
The Commitment Chronicles
McClary Ph.D. J.D.
The Commitment Chronicles helps you understand why you continue to stay in a tired, half-dead relationship that feels like it's circling the drain. Maybe you just don't feel happy anymore and, worst of all, your partner doesn't get it. He thinks you're crazy because he is happy and to him, everything is just fine! You are not delusional. Your partner is plainly and simply clueless! The Commitment Chronicles will empower you to shake up your ...
Make the Right Career Move: 28 Critical Insights and Strategies to Land Your Dream Job
Rachelle J. Canter
Praise for Make The Right Career Move "Make the Right Career Move is a wonderful guide for the new age professional. This book will help you execute one of the most important decisions in your life and includes practical tips that you will use for the rest of your career." --Marshall Goldsmith, bestselling author of The Leader of the Future and What Got You Here Won't Get You There "This great new book will help thousands of businesspeople ...
The technique of Martha Graham (Studies in dance history)
Alice J Halpern
Society of Dance History Scholars, at Princeton Periodicals
Following the extraordinary success of MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE TREES, Thomas Pakenham broadens his search for remarkable specimens around the world. From North and South America to Europe, from Asia and South Africa and Madagascar to Australia and New Zealand, he presents us with trees of personality and presence: Dwarfs, Giants, Monuments, and Aliens - the lovingly tended midgets of Japan; the massive 'General Sherman' of Sierra Nevada; the ...
Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life (Lisa Drew Books)
Arlene Blum is a legendary trailblazer by any measure. Defying the climbing establishment of the 1970s, she led the first teams of women on successful ascents of Mt. McKinley and Annapurna, and was the first American woman to attempt Mt. Everest. In her long, adventurous career, she has played a leading role in more than twenty expeditions and forged a place for women in the perilous arena of high-altitude mountaineering. Breaking Trail is ...
Life Happens: More Stuff From the Sloss Holler Scholar (Volume 2)
Rick Watson is a freelance columnist for newspapers across the south. Life Happens is a compilation of the best columns from the last few years. Watson's words are sometimes poignant, insightful, and often humorous.
Cheating Death, Stealing Life: The Eddie Guerrero Story
One of the most inspiring stories in wrestling history, Cheating Death, Stealing Life sees Eddie Guerrero recount his saga in remarkably candid fashion, chronicling a life of heartbreaks and painful personal struggles in frank, graphic detail. Guerrero was born into Mexico's first family of sports entertainment. His father, Gory Guerrero, was a Mexican wrestling legend. Before Eddie turned twenty, he was wrestling in Mexico. Soon Guerrero ...
Sacred Treasure--The Cairo Genizah: The Amazing Discoveries of Forgotten Jewish History in an Egyptian ...
Jewish Lights Pub
In 1897, Rabbi Solomon Schechter of Cambridge University stepped into the attic of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo, Egypt, and there found the largest treasure trove of medieval and early manuscripts ever discovered. He had entered the synagogue's genizah -- its repository for damaged and destroyed Jewish texts--which held nearly 300,000 individual documents, many of which were over 1,000 years old. Considered among the most important ...
Eva Cassidy: Songbird
, ..., 2003
The stirring, full-color oral biography of the singer whose pure, haunting voice came to be loved by millions around the world after her tragically brief life. Eva Cassidy's albums Songbird, Live at Blues Alley, Eva By Heart, Time After Time , and Imagine have sold over a million and a half copies in the U.S. and millions more worldwide. Her songs have been heard on many television shows and film soundtracks, and the video of her classic ...
My Decision to Live
In My Decision to Live, Nader Elguindi recalls the new direction his life took after suffering a horrific accident that severed both legs and caused him to permanently lose his right foot. At the time of the accident, he had been serving as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. After many surgeries and a great deal of rehabilitation, Nader continues his career in the U.S. Navy, eventually becoming the first naval officer to earn the coveted ...
The Birth of the Messiah: A commentary on the infancy narratives in the gospels of Matthew and Luke (Anchor ...
Raymond E. Brown
The truth behind the Gospel accounts of the Nativity, updated to include the latest research--a classic by a renowned scholar, hailed as "masterly" and "definitive" in the original edition. From the Hardcover edition.
Up Your Business!: 7 Steps to Fix, Build, or Stretch Your Organization
Praise for the first edition of Up Your Business! "Dave Anderson has hit another home run! Up Your Business! is an invaluable, highly readable guide that should be on the desk--and in the mind--of anyone demanding top-level performance from themselves and others." --James Strock, author, Reagan on Leadership and Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership "Up Your Business! is a powerful blueprint for companies looking to take their business to the ...
Scholar Mine: An Ohio State Love Story
Jose and Sharyn goofed up in their twenties and they've paid for it. Now in their mid-thirties, they encounter one another in the History Department at Ohio State University, he as a graduate student and T.A., she as a staff member. Struggling with notions about feminism, legitimacy, and The American Dream, Sharyn is drawn to the magnetic, studious Jose. She watches him and waits for him to return her gaze. Nothing happens, so she goes after ...
The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live by
Carol S. Pearson
Harper San Francisco
In this newly revised edition of the bestselling classic The Hero Within, Carol S. Pearson gives us a unique vocabulary to explore the link between ancient archetypes and our contemporary lives.Works like Joseph Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces have introduced readers to the significance of myth and archetype in our lives. Carol Pearson's bestselling The Hero Within takes us further by combining literature, anthropology, and psychology ...
Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine, an Autobiography
“In this delightful autobiography, Smith tells us how he became the dean of world religion experts. Along the way we meet the people who shaped him and shared his journey—a Who’s Who of 20th century spiritual America: the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the Dalai Lama, Aldous Huxley, Timothy Leary, T.S. Eliot, Thomas Merton and Pete Seeger.... A valuable master class on faith and life.” — San Francisco Chronicle Book Review As ...
How to Photograph Your Life: Capturing Everyday Moments with Your Camera and Your Heart
Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Nick Kelsh's books on photographing babies and families consistently rank among the top-selling titles in their category. Nick knows how to take great pictures and he can teach anyone - with any kind of camera - to do the same. How to Photograph Your Life features 40 brand-new picture-taking scenarios - the type that fill everyone's photo albums. Whether capturing milestones, such as graduations or weddings, or the random occurrence, such as ...
"A picture book that passes the fun test with flying fizz." — BOOKLIST It’s hot. Hot, hot, hot! So Junie and Jake and Poppa and the baby want to go to the lake. But can they make it there in their rattletrap car? It doesn’t go fast, and it doesn’t go far — but with the help of some razzleberry dazzleberry snazzleberry fizz, a beach ball, a surfboard, and a three-speed, wind-up, paddle-wheel boat, they’re off to the lake where ...
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