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📒In War And Peace ✍ Guy Stever
✏In War and Peace Book Summary : Science came into Guy Steverâ€™s life as a pure and peaceful pursuit. It was only later, as he walked through the wreckage of wartime London that he began to see science as central to a desperate struggle to survive. Past president of Carnegie Mellon University, former Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force, one-time Director of the National Science Foundation, professor at MIT for 20 years, member of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, and science advisor to two presidentsâ€¦Guy Stever was a central figure in twentieth century scienceâ€"consistently on the front lines, changing the fate of a nation. In this thoughtful and candid memoir, Stever recounts an extraordinary life that reveals as much about the man as about the major scientific and technological events of his day. Born of humble origins and orphaned at an early age, Stever journeyed from a small town in New York to work alongside British comrades who were developing and refining the critical radar technology that was to turn the tide of the war against the Germans. As a technical intelligence officer, these harrowing wartime years took him from the beachheads of Normandy to the German slave-labor factories responsible for building the V-2 rockets. Stever returned home committed to serving his country. He became intimately involved in Americaâ€™s nascent guided missile programâ€"and was to remain a key player in the anti-ballistic missile defense program that heralded the era of the Cold War. As the decades passed, Stever continued to exert lasting influence on countless scientific endeavors. He was instrumental in the formation of new institutions, from the creation of NASA in the post-Sputnik years to the merging of Carnegie Tech and the Mellon Institution, giving birth to Carnegie Mellon University. As Presidential Science Advisor to both Nixon and Ford, Stever shaped the very structure of contemporary presidential science advising. And he was to chair the oversight committee that redesigned the space shuttle boosters after the Challenger explosion. Guy Steverâ€™s life offers remarkable insight into the twentieth century. Through his eyes, we relive the history of the past 50 years, witnesses to a tale of science and technology that is revealing in its scope and sweep.
📒Perfect Peace ✍ Daniel Black
✏Perfect Peace Book Summary : The heartbreaking portrait of a large, rural southern family's attempt to grapple with their mother's desperate decision to make her newborn son into the daughter she will never have When the seventh child of the Peace family, named Perfect, turns eight, her mother Emma Jean tells her bewildered daughter, "You was born a boy. I made you a girl. But that ain't what you was supposed to be. So, from now on, you gon' be a boy. It'll be a little strange at first, but you'll get used to it, and this'll be over after while." From this point forward, his life becomes a bizarre kaleidoscope of events. Meanwhile, the Peace family is forced to question everything they thought they knew about gender, sexuality, unconditional love, and fulfillment.
📒Peace Like A River ✍ Leif Enger
✏Peace Like a River Book Summary : Eleven-year-old Reuben shares the story of how his father, trying to raise his sons alone in 1960s Minnesota, takes their family on a quest to find Reuben's older brother, who has been charged with murder.
📒Being Peace ✍ Thich Nhat Hanh
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📒Old Path White Clouds ✍ Thich Nhat Hanh
✏Old Path White Clouds Book Summary : Old Path White Clouds presents the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Drawn directly from 24 Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, and retold by Thich Nhat Hanh in his inimitably beautiful style, this book traces the Buddha's life slowly and gently over the course of 80 years, partly through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy, and partly through the eyes of the Buddha himself. Old Path White Clouds is destined to become a classic of religious literature. Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. His life long efforts to generate peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King, Jr. to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. He is the founder of Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon, and has taught at Columbia University and the Sorbonne. He is the author of Being Peace, The Miracle of Mindfulness, Peace Is Every Step, and 75 other books. ''I have not avoided including the various difficulties the Buddha encountered, both from his own disciples and in relation to the wider society. If the Buddha appears in this hook as a man close to us, it is partly due to recounting such difficulties.'' --from the author's afterword
📒Love Peace ✍ Abhishek Kothari
✏Love Peace Book Summary : Are you in quest of love and peace? Dear reader, I have been dreaming of marrying Guddi ever since childhood. No, I didn't love her back then. I wanted to marry her simply because all my friends were married (child marriage!), and I didn't want to lag behind. Now, I love her deeply. But for her, marriage is a three-ring circus – engagement ring, wedding ring and suffering. More so, I've run away from her a couple of times for my atonement. But every time, life has dragged me back to her. In running after love and peace, I forgot to live! A mesmerizing anecdote about following your heart, Love & Peace is about my fight with fate and life to achieve what I had set my heart on. Come, join my journey and rediscover yourself. Love and peace, Raju.
📒From Stress To Stillness ✍ Gina Lake
✏From Stress to Stillness Book Summary : Most stress is created by how we think about things. From Stress to Stillness will help you to examine what you're thinking and change your relationship to your thoughts so that they no longer result in stress. Drawing from the wisdom traditions, mindfulness meditation, psychology, New Thought, and the author's own experience as a spiritual teacher and counselor, From Stress to Stillness offers many practices and suggestions that will lead to greater peace and equanimity, even in a busy and stress-filled world. You will learn:• How we create stress and how it affects the body• How to recognize thoughts that cause stress• How to disidentify with thoughts• How to de-stress• How mindfulness meditation changes the brain• How to meditate and why• Tips for quickly moving into Stillness• How to change your lifestyle to reduce stress
📒Tourism Progress And Peace ✍ Omar Moufakkir
✏Tourism Progress and Peace Book Summary : Tourism has the potential to contribute to world peace, and through appropriate management, to address current realities such as globalization, migration, conflicts, prejudices and poverty. This book discusses the interrelation between peace, conflict resolution and tourism, the role of industry, and the role of the individual.
📒Joy ✍ Osho
✏Joy Book Summary : In Joy, Osho posits that to be joyful is the basic nature of life. Joy is the spiritual dimension of happiness, in which one begins to understand one's intrinsic value and place in the universe. Accepting joy is a decision to "go with the flow," to be grateful to be alive and for all the challenges and opportunities in life, rather than setting conditions or demands for happiness. The Insight for a New Way of Living series aims to shine light on beliefs and attitudes that prevent individuals from being their true selves. The text is an artful mix of compassion and humor, and readers are encouraged to confront what they would most like to avoid, which in turns provides the key to true insight and power. Joy is a wondrous investigation into the source and importance of joyfulness in our lives.
📒The Gift Of Peace ✍ Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
✏The Gift of Peace Book Summary : The author explains how his faith sustained him and find peace during the final months of his life