... deep and lasting gratitude to my parents, Kathryn and Robert Maynes, who got me started, and to Louise and Charles Tilly, who served as early guides on the roads I still travel. St. Paul, Minnesota April 12, 1994 TAKING THE HARD ROAD.
Author: Mary Jo Maynes
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Taking the Hard Road is an engaging history of growing up in working-class families in France and Germany during the Industrial Revolution. Based on a reading of ninety autobiographical accounts of childhood and adolescence, the book explores the far-reaching historical transformations associated with the emergence of modern industrial capitalism. According to Mary Jo Maynes, the aspects of private life revealed in these accounts played an important role in historical development by actively shaping the authors' social, political, and class identities. The stories told in these memoirs revolve around details of everyday life: schooling, parent-child relations, adolescent sexuality, early experiences in the workforce, and religious observances. Maynes uses demographics, family history, and literary analysis to place these details within the context of historical change. She also draws comparisons between French and German texts, men's and women's accounts, and narratives of social mobility and political militancy.
You had nothing to go on : you had no rations to take with you ; there's no way to take any food . It wasn't that easy to escape . You knew dang well if you went outside the ... We could see the airplanes taking off . IOO LONG HARD ROAD.
Author: Thomas Saylor
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society
Scores of WWII POWs offer lessons of wartime as they remember the terror and hardship of their days in captivity.
“Steve, are you doing drugs?” she asked. “Is this what this is all about? ... “No one was making me do anything,” Ricky said. But in a way, I was. If I hadn't had the idea—if I hadn't said “I'm ... of taking that 144 GONE thE hARD ROAD.
Author: Lee Martin
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Count your blessings," his mother told him, "Think of everything good in your life." Pulitzer Prize finalist Lee Martin has done it again. Building from his acclaimed first memoir, From Our House, which recounts the farming accident that cost his father both his hands, Gone the Hard Road is the story of Beulah Martin's endurance and sacrifice as a mother, and the gift of imagination she offered her son. Martin unfolds the world she created for him within their unsettled family life, from the first time she read to him in a doctor's office waiting room, to enrolling him in a children's book club, to the books she bought him in high school. Gone the Hard Road portrays Beulah's selflessness as the family moved around the Midwest, sometimes in the face of her husband's opposition, to show her son a different way of being. Rather than concentrate on the life his father threatened to destroy, as Martin's previous memoirs do, Gone the Hard Road offers the counternarrative of a loving mother and the creative life she made possible, in spite of the eventual cost to herself. A poignant, honest, and moving read, Gone the Hard Road will stay with anyone who has ever struggled to find their place in the world.
... no less than the people ' : the popular will . Stuck at the end of the strategy of ' social democracy from above ' for so long , “ the people are taking a 208 The Hard Road to Renewal.
Author: Stuart Hall
Publisher: Verso Books
Category: Political Science
Stuart Hall's writings on the political impact of Margaret Thatcher have established him as the most prescient and insightful analyst of contemporary Conservatism Collected here for the first time with a new introduction, these essays show how Thatcher has exploited discontent with Labour's record in office and with aspects of the welfare state to devise a potent authoritarian, populist ideology. Hall's critical approach is elaborated here in essays on the formation of the SDP, inner city riots, the Falklands War and the signficance of Antonio Gramsci. He suggests that Thatcherism is skillfully employing the restless and individualistic dynamic of consumer capitalism to promote a swingeing programme of 'regressive modernization'. The Hard Road to Renewal is as concerned with elaborating a new politics for the Left as it is with the project of the Right. Hall insists that the Left can no longer trade on inherited politics and tradition. Socialists today must be as radical as modernity itself. Valuable pointers to a new politics are identified in the experience of feminism, the campaigns of the GLC and the world-wide response to Band Aid.
Guindon also did some work fixing transport trailers, but making custom motorcycles seemed more of a fit. This too presented challenges. Guindon was a perfectionist and not particularly businesslike, and many of his customers wanted ...
Author: Peter Edwards
Publisher: Random House Canada
Category: True Crime
The spiritual godfather of Canadian bikers tells the story of his fascinating life. You could call Bernie Guindon the Sonny Barger of Canadian bikers (but not to his face). The founder of Satan's Choice, Guindon led what was in the 1960s the second-largest biker club in the world (after the Hells Angels, which Bernie would join briefly in the early 2000s) to national prominence and international infamy. His life wasn't all bikes and crime. He was also a medalist in boxing for Canada at the Pan Am Games. That tension between the very rough life he was born into and the possibility for success in the straight world (and how aspirations in each fed his success in the other) layer Guindon's story, one of the great untold stories in biker history. Friends from the biker world and Guindon's family have given extensive interviews for Hard Road, including his son, Harley, a convict and outlaw biker himself.
... taking with it all the pain of the last few years, the humiliation of being called a coward and the stigma of being tagged the worst boxer ever to fight for a world championship belt. It had been a hard road.
Author: Johnny Nelson
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A self-confessed coward, Johnny Nelson hoped his opponents wouldn't turn up. He twice froze when given the chance to take the world title. Glenn McCrory declared: 'He's scared. I don't think he'll ever do it now' and even Johnny's mother mocked him. But by the time of his recent retirement, Johnny Nelson had been undefeated world cruiserweight champion for seven years. Now Johnny relates his moving, funny, frank and inspirational story: an amazing odyssey from chump to champ. Legendary trainer Brendan Ingle, who produced a string of champions including Naseem Hamed, described Nelson as 'the biggest success story from our gym.' He might have added that the skinny kid from the wrong side of Sheffield was also the least likely to succeed. Nelson had a stubborn streak. Determined not to let early failures stop him, he went into exile, taking fights all over the world to learn his craft. Finally, nine years after being booed from the ring, he earned the respect of everyone. Along the way he encountered the dark side of boxing: the drugs, the gangsters and the gamblers who wanted him to fix fights. He fell out with his best mates Herol Graham and Naseem Hamed and for the first time reveals exactly why they no longer talk. He tells the terrifying story of a plot to kidnap him. Johnny Nelson's story will appeal beyond fight fans as a straightforward, honest account of overcoming personal fears and terrible setbacks to become the best in the world.
Father said that not too many factories hired the newcomers due to the language barrier and friction from the old employees who claimed that the new comers were taking their jobs. After the holidays, some friends of Father knew of a ...
Author: Bogdan Tukiendorf
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
After Father left to catch the last train, I stood there looking in the direction of the train station until it was too dark to see anything. Afterwards, I went to my bed, lay down, and covered my face so my roommates could not see me cry. I was seventeen years old, almost a man, and a grown man didn't cry even if he felt so terribly alone. Growing up in Poland at the start of World War II, Bogdan Tukiendorf lived through the clash of German, Russian, and Polish armies, the German occupation, the separation of his family, and a difficult immigration to the U.S. "The Long, Hard Road" details his journey from a farm in Poland to inner-city Chicago. Saddled with a knee injury from an early age, Bogdan limped through childhood and visited makeshift wartime hospitals as his knee worsened. His health prevented him from migrating to the U.S. with his family, so at seventeen he was left alone in a strange German city. "The Long, Hard Road" shares Bogdan's experiences from the war, such as his family's cooperation with the Polish freedom fighters, tenuous friendship with the occupying German commander, the fear of neighbors betraying them, his life in the netherworld while waiting to immigrate, his voyage to a free land, and his struggle to succeed in a new country. This engrossing autobiography will capture your attention as you read firsthand the story of one who survived World War II.
The house only had one road leading to it , a small mosque and a river on the East side , mountains on the Northside and a small ... and we were going to have a hard time doing any type of exploitation of papers / pictures / documents .
Category: Afghan War, 2001-
"The call to war is often met by young soldiers who lack an understanding of what they are about to encounter. These young soldiers must be trained, prepared, and then led in battle by those with experience and understanding--the Noncommissioned Officer Corps. In an effort to preserve the history of the US Army Noncommissioned Officer and to provide future noncommissioned officers with an understanding of the actions necessary to prepare soldiers and to lead them in war, the US Army Sergeants Major Academy undertook a program to gather and publish the stories of NCOs who had served in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Most of the papers received were from students of the US Army Sergeants Major Course who had already deployed to either Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom. This work highlights a few of those stories. A wide range of topics have been chosen to allow the reader to understand the preparations, training, and actions needed for NCOs to accomplish their missions ... Many of the selected stories were shortened and edited for clarity; however, every attempt was made to remain true to the author's original intent"--Forward.
By necessity, parenting was a community responsibility, with other adults filling in for parents where possible and taking complete responsibility for children separated from their parents. Among slaves, the process of informal adoption ...
Author: James Oliver Horton
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
A history of the African American experience from their arrival on American shores to the present day highlights their contributions, struggles, fight for equality, and their place in multicultural America.
These medical discoveries are taking place all over the planet today, and if we do not listen to research, what a shame it will be. How many would agree it is wrong to have the fertilization centers? Many ill-fated childless parents ...
Author: Carlene Herd Grossman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Life as we know it today would be different if there were no new discoveries, blessings or miracles. Follow Margie’s story of being conceived through in vitro fertilization and developing into a person that everyone loved. She is a high school class president and an Olympic swimming hopeful when suddenly a terrible accident almost takes her life and leaves her paralyzed. Margie’s life becomes a challenge and everyone is excited as she returns to her hometown healed. Her healing allow recent current events to provide an insight to what is happening today in stem cell medical laboratories, research centers, and government as they pertain to this young woman. The road is filled with hope, persistence, fear, joy and a sprinkling of religion.
Release on 2009-10-26 | by Dr. Kim M Anderson, Ph.D.
... the easy road or the hard road I'll always take the hard road. Taking the easy road would make me into the person others want me to be. Taking the hard road has made me the person I am. But maybe I didn't choose the hard road.
Author: Dr. Kim M Anderson, Ph.D.
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Category: Family & Relationships
"This bookÖwill help change the paradigm that has gripped the mental health professions for so long and will be a positive boost for those who know there must be a better and more affirmative way to do this important work." -Dennis Saleebey, DSW Professor Emeritus School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas In this book, Kim Anderson demonstrates the extent to which individuals with histories of family violence can have "self-correcting" tendencies that promote their positive adaptation in overcoming trauma. These strengths, which often go unrecognized or underappreciated, can be used for healing. This book assists mental health practitioners in identifying, supporting, and validating the resilient capacities of their clients. Anderson provides new conceptual frameworks and clinical strategies for integrating resilience-oriented and strengths-based treatment with survivors of family violence. The book discusses resilience in survivors of childhood incest, children of battered women, and individuals formerly in violent domestic relationships. Key topics discussed: Dynamics and consequences of family oppression and violence The power of recovery and posttraumatic growth Assessments that capture client strengths, resilience, and acts of resistance Spirituality: making meaning of one's trauma and purpose in life This book challenges the premise that survivors who have suffered from family violence will remain wounded throughout life. Anderson underscores the resourcefulness of clients, and illuminates the many ways people prevail during and in the aftermath of family violence.
CISOMM has also established, as a strategic priority, engagement in the rural areas — taking information and evidence of progress or lack of it to the rural populations. The value of CISOMM is that it has viewed the IG as one entity, ...
Author: Brian Raftopolos
Publisher: African Books Collective
Category: Political Science
The defeat of ZANU-PF in the 2008 parliamentary election marked the end of one-party rule in Zimbabwe. The Global Political Agreement signed later that resulted in a Government of National Unity, and the former ruling party was, for the first time, faced with the reality of sharing power. The Hard Road to Reform presents a penetrating analysis of developments since the GNU was established, reviewing recent political history from a range of perspectives - political, economic, social and historical, and featuring the best work of Zimbabwe's young scholars. As Brian Raftopolos writes in his introduction: 'the book is an attempt to analyse and assess both the hopes and frustrations of the last four years and to confront the harsh challenges that lie ahead.'
Margaret Frink described the scene along the Platte Valley on May 20, 1850: [The] roads were thickly crowded with ... Trees had a harder time taking hold along the Platte in emigrant days because prairie fires periodically scorched the ...
Author: Keith Heyer Meldahl
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
The dramatic journeys of the 19th century Gold Rush come to life in this geologist’s tour of the American West and the events that shaped the land. In 1848, news of the discovery of gold in California triggered an enormous wave of emigration toward the Pacific. The dramatic terrain these settlers crossed is so familiar to us now that it is hard to imagine how frightening—even godforsaken—its sheer rock faces and barren deserts once seemed to them. Hard Road West brings their perspective vividly to life, weaving together the epic overland journey of the covered wagon trains and the compelling story of the landscape they encountered. Taking readers along the 2,000-mile California Trail, Keith Meldahl uses settler’s diaries and letters—as well as his own experiences on the trail—to reveal how the geology and geography of the West shaped our nation’s westward expansion. He guides us through a landscape of sawtooth mountains, following the meager streams that served as lifelines through an arid land, all the way to California itself, where colliding tectonic plates created breathtaking scenery and planted the gold that lured travelers west in the first place. “Alternates seamlessly between vivid accounts of the 19th-century journey and lucid explanations of the geological events that shaped the landscape traveled.”—Library Journal
Using past truths to explain past truths is all to the good, but ignores the original truthmaking question of what the ontological grounds are for those truths.24 If hard road presentists are relying on deflationary ideas about ...
Author: Jamin Asay
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Demonstrates how truthmaking can be used to make progress all across philosophy, but without its usual theoretical baggage.
Those who change their educational and social positions usually recollect some form of external biographical intervention (Maynes, Taking the Hard Road). 27. Franciszek Kujawa, Wspomnienie z pobytu mego w byłej SDKPiL i KPP, ...
Author: Wiktor Marzec
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Rising Subjects explores the change of the public sphere in Russian Poland during the 1905 Revolution. The 1905 Revolution was one of the few bottom-up political transformations and general democratizations in Polish history. It was a popular rebellion fostering political participation of the working class. The infringement of previously carefully guarded limits of the public sphere triggered a powerful conservative reaction among the commercial and landed elites, and frightened the intelligentsia. Polish nationalists promised to eliminate the revolutionary “anarchy” and gave meaning to the sense of disappointment after the revolution. This study considers the 1905 Revolution as a tipping point for the ongoing developments of the public sphere. It addresses the question of Polish socialism, nationalism, and antisemitism. It demonstrates the difficulties in using the class cleavage for democratic politics in a conflict-ridden, multiethnic polity striving for an irredentist self-assertion against the imperial power.
Mary Jo Maynes, Taking the Hard Road: Life Course in French and German Workers' Autobiographies in the Era of Industrialization (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995), 200. 9. Reginia Gagnier, “Social Atoms: ...
Author: James R. Barrett
Publisher: Duke University Press
In History from the Bottom Up and the Inside Out James R. Barrett rethinks the boundaries of American social and labor history by investigating the ways in which working-class, radical, and immigrant people's personal lives intersected with their activism and religious, racial, ethnic, and class identities. Concerned with carving out space for individuals in the story of the working class, Barrett examines all aspects of individuals' subjective experiences, from their personalities, relationships, and emotions to their health and intellectual pursuits. Barrett's subjects include American communists, "blue-collar cosmopolitans"—such as well-read and well-traveled porters, sailors, and hoboes—and figures in early twentieth-century anarchist subculture. He also details the process of the Americanization of immigrant workers via popular culture and their development of class and racial identities, asking how immigrants learned to think of themselves as white. Throughout, Barrett enriches our understanding of working people’s lives, making it harder to objectify them as nameless cogs operating within social and political movements. In so doing, he works to redefine conceptions of work, migration, and radical politics.
Release on 2022-08-14T23:00:00Z | by Everest Media,
We must be willing to make the dicult choices that lead toward our growth. As you know by now, we can only break out of growth traps and reach our goals by pushing through discomfort and taking the hard road. #3 ...
Author: Everest Media,
Publisher: Everest Media LLC
Category: Business & Economics
Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I had to lose my confidence and then regain it in order to believe that there are no limits to what I can accomplish. I had completely lost my confidence on the field and the court. In 2003, my career was booming, and I decided to learn how to box like a professional. #2 I had started boxing again, this time with a friend who was a trainer. I had never heard of an intergym fight, but I had to fight a month later. I was nervous as hell. The guy I fought was a little bigger and stronger than me, and I was definitely outmatched. #3 I won my first boxing match, which gave me a new lease on my athletic ability that I enjoy to this day. I continued boxing for the next four or five years. I fought another fifteen or twenty times. Every time I went to fight someone, I was still uncomfortable, but I gained more confidence. #4 Monica Seles was a famous American tennis player who was once number one in the world. She was attacked by a crazy fan in 1993, and despite the traumatic attack, she worked her way back to regaining self-assuredness.
How often do we say to our children: “Do you want to take the hard road?” “Why do you insist on taking the hard road?” But what we are really saying to them is, “Why do you insist on taking a road I do not agree with? Why are you taking ...
Author: Nancy Burke
Category: Family & Relationships
From We.... To Me is for any person, male or female, who has experienced devastation from separation, divorce, or the death of a loved one. While there are many books written on these topics, this book is original because of the views and suggestions of its co-author, Ghivda, who was author Nancy Burke’s former husband, Tom. He has been communicating with Nancy from the spirit side through a medium. Tom made his identity known through his awareness of specifics that Nancy has lived through and specifics occurring in her present life. His humor and his syntax are also earmarks of Tom when he was in physical form. Tom died very suddenly at the young age of 55, while skiing. In spite of reading every book she could find on death and grief, Nancy spiraled deeper and deeper into grief and depression. From We.... To Me offers new thoughts and understanding and is a positive approach to assist you in raising yourself from the debilitating grip of grief. Ghivda’s views and explanations from his perspective of unconditional love and wisdom are completely enlightening and extremely different from when he was in the physical as Tom. Discover the difference From We ... To Me can make in your life.
PSALM 51:10 DO YOU REMEMBER a time when doing the right thing seemed like too much work? When it was so much easier to do “less ... We also get chances to take the easy way out. ... Dear God, Thank you for taking the hard road for me.
Author: Jennifer Hooks
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
"These 365 devotions will have kids giggling, singing, creating, and getting excited about the Bible, all while praising God and growing closer to him. Each devotion comes to life with fun activities and games using regular household items. No need to run out and buy extra supplies! With [this book], your children will get into the Bible, and the Bible will get into their hearts, giving them a priceless foundation of faith in God"--Back cover
*Taking the Hard Road is the title of a yue fu folk song, which also exists in several versions by Li Bai himself. AN AUTUMN COTTAGE An Homage to: An Autumn Cottage At Bashang by Ma Dai After the shower at Bashang, I see an evening line ...
Author: Jean Elizabeth Ward
Chinese Memories is a collection of poems by Poet Laureate, Jean Elizabeth Ward. In alphabetical order for an easy read. Each and every poem is either an homage to or one inspired by reading a poem by a Chinese Poet from the High Tang Dynasty. She says, the difference is "My poems are not written in stone, they can be changed as time passes along."