When angels weep, something is terribly wrong. The election of Donald Trump, a minority President, has shaken the foundations of democracies around the world. This is a man with no governing experience, a massive ego, and a bullying attitude who also possesses the nuclear codes that could destroy all life on Earth. How did we come to this place? Who allowed themselves to be conned by a New York real estate hustler such that our very Constitution is attacked by a dictatorial agenda? How did subterranean pundits suddenly have the ear of this president? Ask yourself these and any other question you like, because "Why Angels Weep: America and Donald Trump" seeks to answer them all and suggest how we might fix the causes of such a frightening and disturbing occurrence. It's time for each of us who claim to be true patriots to examine our own and others' motives that made us so susceptible to the long con game of Donald Trump. Fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride, the lessons and the possibilities for our future in this compelling book. Vernon Turner is a retired industrial engineer and science educator who currently publishes columns for specialty outlets. Vernon has traveled to all the continents except Antarctica and learned the wonderful things the good people around the globe have to offer. He started writing a political column in Marble Falls, TX in 2009, and watched it lead to a third career and four published books; this one being the fifth. Vernon's hobbies include model replica building and following his favorite baseball and hockey teams.
Throughout Nazi-occupied Europe, amidst tyranny and terror, common people gathered around their kitchen tables and plotted treason. It was a crime against the state to save a life. These are the stories of just three of the survivors hidden during the Holocaust by these quiet heroes. They remain mostly anonymous. We can never know how many there were. We can never know their names. We must be content to know they existed, and stood against a great evil ... alone and resolute.
In The Angels Weep by Wilbur Smith, on a continent of breathtaking beauty and bitter suffering, two vastly different cultures clashed, mingled, and recoiled. Here, amidst mist-shrouded mountains and gold-studded plateaus, ancient tribesmen lived close to the earth, as white men dug fortunes out from beneath them and laid plans for a new civilization. Out of Southern Africa the enigmatic Cecil Rhodes built an empire in the late 1800s and attracted the brightest and bravest of a generation--including a remarkable far-flung family named Ballantyne. But for the natives, another day was dawning: a day of retribution... From a courageous woman doctor to a fierce, one-eyed slave trader turned soldier, the whites of Africa were buffeted by two horrific waves of war. And just when a bloody peace seemed possible, the seeds of future turmoil were sown ...
When Angels Weep deals with one of the most damaging and controversial issues facing the Roman Catholic Church and the largest settlement for sexual abuse in Canada's history. The book tells the stories of four victims of the late Father Charles Sylvestre, who was found guilty of 47 counts of sexual abuse over a 40-year period in churches in Chatham, London, Sarnia and Windsor. He died in prison serving a three-year sentence. The book chronicles the abuse and the ways it has affected these four women into adulthood, giving them a voice as they speak out against what they experienced. Their stories are similar to those of many other victims who spoke to the author but are unable to come forward and share their experiences publicly.
Sometimes the Angels Weep is a short story collection by celebrated author Michael Hiebert. There are stories here to please everyone. They range from soft and touching, to disturbing and dissonantly poetic. Michael's work has received critical acclaim throughout the years, and now is finally the chance to sample some of his best for yourself! Included are the award-winning works My Lame Summer Journal by Brandon Harris Grade 7 and But Not Forgotten. Both stories won the Surrey International Writers' Conference Storyteller Award in consecutive years. My Lame Summer Journal went on to be listed by Joyce Carol Oates as one of the top fifty most distinguished stories published that year in The Best American Mystery Stories. Listen to what some of the critics are saying about Michael Hiebert's writing: By turns funny, touching and horrifying." - Diana Gabaldon, New York Times bestseller "Shades of Catcher in the Rye and Summer of '42 yet with more subtle drama than either one of them." - Jack Whyte, International bestseller