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America S Daughter

Author : Maria Nhambu
ISBN : 099725615X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In America's Daughter, the second book of the trilogy, the author arrives in the United States in the company of Catherine Murray, an American high-school teacher. Her adjustment to a new culture includes shocking doses of American-style racial discrimination and Nhambu's discovery that she must learn to be a Black American. She graduates from college, thus fulfilling her dream of becoming a teacher, and teaches high school in the inner city. She marries, has two children, and establishes herself in the American way of life. Then a visit to Africa, and especially to Tanzania, reawakens the drumbeats and dancing that she carries in her soul. On her return home, she teaches Swahili and African Studies, performs African dance at schools, and creates Aerobics With Soul(R), a fitness workout based on African dance. She both finds and creates the family she longed for as a child and connects with her unknown background. The first book of the trilogy, Africa's Child, was released in 2016. The final book of her memoir series--Drum Beats, Heart Beats--reveals more of Nhambu's life as she searches for her father.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

China S American Daughter

Author : Marjorie King
ISBN : 9629960575
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From where--and what--does water come? How did it become the key to life in the universe? Water from Heaven presents a state-of-the-art portrait of the science of water, recounting how the oxygen needed to form H2O originated in the nuclear reactions in the interiors of stars, asking whether microcomets may be replenishing our world's oceans, and explaining how the Moon and planets set ice-age rhythms by way of slight variations in Earth's orbit and rotation. The book then takes the measure of water today in all its states, solid and gaseous as well as liquid. How do the famous El Niño and La Niña events in the Pacific affect our weather? What clues can water provide scientists in search of evidence of climate changes of the past, and how does it complicate their predictions of future global warming? Finally, Water from Heaven deals with the role of water in the rise and fall of civilizations. As nations grapple over watershed rights and pollution controls, water is poised to supplant oil as the most contested natural resource of the new century. The vast majority of water "used" today is devoted to large-scale agriculture and though water is a renewable resource, it is not an infinite one. Already many parts of the world are running up against the limits of what is readily available. Water from Heaven is, in short, the full story of water and all its remarkable properties. It spans from water's beginnings during the formation of stars, all the way through the origin of the solar system, the evolution of life on Earth, the rise of civilization, and what will happen in the future. Dealing with the physical, chemical, biological, and political importance of water, this book transforms our understanding of our most precious, and abused, resource. Robert Kandel shows that water presents us with a series of crucial questions and pivotal choices that will change the way you look at your next glass of water.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Fundamentalist S Daughter An American Story

Author : Nicholas Aharon Boggioni
ISBN : 9781462812042
Genre : Fiction
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From Jim Crow to Barack Obama, The Fundamentalist's Daughter peeks behind America's thinning veil through the interplay of past and present and the commonality of two dissimilar families. The novel begins when aspiring writer Adam Lubin travels south to retrace his father's Freedom Summer footsteps. Intellectually immersed in a racist Jim Crow past, en route home he becomes entangled in the real fundamentalist present after meeting Crystal Cunningham, daughter of a doctrinaire Southern Baptist minister. From Ann Arbor to Birmingham to New York, the story parallels the Lubin and Cunningham families, dissecting America's culture war along the way. A passionate chronicle of ambition, tragedy, and renewal, its tone converts from youthful adventure to edgy suspense. Provocatively, the story intertwines new love and old friendship, family dynamics and individual anxiety, all seamlessly framed within the deplorable integration of politics and religion weaving America's 21st Century tapestry of contradictions. The broad themes are distilled in daily life's small details, revealed by a thoughtful, realistic narrative. REVISED 2016
Category: Fiction

My Daughter America

ISBN : 9781456893095
Genre : Fiction
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My Daughter America is a story of three generations. Ana, within her youthful years witnesses the atrocities of the second world war . She baptized her daughter America to share the people faith in Big Brother – US Army was supposed to come and liberate the Eastern Europe subjugated by the Communist Regime. Stefania the yougest character is America’s teen-ager daughter, grown up in a petty bourgeois intellectualist atmosphere. These three women are blood related but they are separated through their attitudes. Preserving the old tradition Ana keeps the intangible rules and pushes America to respect these rules. Instead of this her daughter is eager to break the rules just for the sake of contradiction. Singing on this false aria America takes her own course but she fails. Her stubborness brings on her step sister’s suicide and this unexpected tragedy splits the family apart. Ana is afflicted with sorrow, Costea is disapointed to see his wife in agony and his daughter under suspicion of an abominable deed. Stefania comes to hate her mother and Petre becomes estranged from his wife. Not even Tudor, the object of America’s obsessive love cannot understand her plot. All these male characters seem to be strange mirrors which reflect a childish, egoistic, spoiled scatter brained woman who is obstinate to make herself unhappy and to provoke afflictions to other. This is not only tragedy which lead this family to live on the edge. The story seems to be adapted and characters moulded according with ups and dawns of the history scattered with major events of a century shaken violently by wars, revolutions, oppression, teasing of the social relations. When they were about to feel comfortable with changes and things were looking brighter all of a sudden went with the winds. In a way America is a symbol of her generation. She was born at the end of the second world was during the communist terror. Growing up like a spoiled princess far from troubles of the deprived people she rose in the world as an offshoot in a greenhouse. When she came to maturity she found herself exfoliated, without traditional and moral values. She couldn’t find who she was and she couldn’t know what she would like to do. The Revolution crushed the communist regime but broke through her life placing her on a new orbit. She became a wealthy and successful woman with the only difference that moneyed people are not happy because money is the root of all evil. America who lived in a conventional couple realized the falsity of her life and without a moment hesitation she thought about grab her happiness by force as well as she made her money. But all she could obtain was she charge herself with guilty of her sister’s death induced by her obsession for Tudor
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America S Daughter Classic Reprint

Author : Rena Isabell Halsey
ISBN : 1528583418
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Excerpt from America's Daughter Why, what can The next moment she was running lightly up the stone steps. As she reached the top the front door Opened noiselessly, and Maggie confronted her. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

American Daughter

Author : Era Bell Thompson
ISBN : 0873512014
Genre : History
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Black North Dakotans were something of a rarity in 1914 when young Era Bell and her family moved to a farm near the small community of Driscoll. In this lively autobiography, Thompson describes the experiences of her girlhood.
Category: History

An American Daughter

Author : Wendy Wasserstein
ISBN : 0822216337
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: Set in Washington, D.C., AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER focuses on Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes, a health care expert and forty-something daughter of a long-time Senator. When the President nominates Lyssa to a Cabinet post, an indiscretion from her past
Category: Drama

American Daughter

Author : Elizabeth Kendall
ISBN : 9780307767004
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this beautifully crafted book, Elizabeth Kendall tells the story of a family, of a passionate attachment between a mother and a daughter and the sudden tragedy that tears it apart. American Daughter is also a brilliant portrait of wellborn women's lives in cities and towns in the post-World War II era, as Kendall evokes how difficult it was to become anything other than an American daughter, which meant being a dependent woman. Occupying a coveted place in St. Louis's privileged high society, Henry and Betty Kendall seemed to be the American dream come true: six children, a sprawling house, a legacy of higher education at Harvard and Vassar. Yet underneath lay the flawed marriage of an idealistic young woman who made her eldest daughter her best friend and turned civil rights into her salvation. Elizabeth maintained the family silence as eccentricities began to appear in her father's behavior, along with whispers of financial difficulties. She accompanied her mother back to Vassar for a summer program on the home and family, then came into her own, away from her family, at the haven of a girls' summer camp and at Radcliffe. From the war-torn 1940s, when young men in uniform, home on leave, went to debutante parties, through the seismic social changes of the 1960s, Kendall tells the intertwined story of her mother and herself, of their powerful bond and how both shaped their lives in response to it. Unrelentingly honest, rich with humor and insights into families and women's lives, American Daughter is both a poignant portrait of American life at the middle of the twentieth century, and a dual coming-of-age story of a mother and a daughter, united by commitment and love, separated by a fatal accident-and by the vastly different birthrights of their generations. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Erin S Daughters In America

Author : Hasia R. Diner
ISBN : 0801828724
Genre : History
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Examines the work, culture, family life, educational achievements, and social problems of female Irish immigrants in the United States
Category: History

America The Daughter Of Babylon

Author : Allen Bonck
ISBN : 9781440109645
Genre : Religion
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America, the Daughter of Babylon deals with the prophetic future of the United States of America. The Bible reveals that there will be a second nation of Babylon, which is described in detail throughout scripture and can be identified as America. The bible not only identifies America, but also gives detailed accounts of future events concerning her. God has much to say to us today about our relationship to Babylon and the Babylonian religion. This book reveals that many of the symbols of the Babylonian religion that was created by Lucifer himself, King of Babylon, are displayed as American symbols throughout her Capitol. The American Capitol itself is linked directly to the founding of Babel by its cornerstone.
Category: Religion