In this heartfelt book, Lewis explores the contributions that each generation must make to achieve change.
Author: John Lewis
Publisher: Hachette Books
Now in paperback, with a new introduction by Congressman John Lewis, ACROSS THAT BRIDGE is the winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work/Biography. In turbulent times Americans look to the Civil Rights Movement as the apotheosis of political expression. As we confront questions of social inequality there's no better time to revisit the lessons of the '60s and no better leader to learn from than Congressman John Lewis. In Across That Bridge, Congressman Lewis draws from his experience as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement to offer timeless guidance to anyone seeking to live virtuously and transform the world. His wisdom, poignant recollections, and powerful ideas will inspire a new generation to usher in a freer, more peaceful society. The Civil Rights Movement gave rise to the protest culture we know today, and the experiences of leaders like Congressman Lewis have never been more relevant. Now featuring an updated introduction from the author addressing the current administration, Across that Bridge offers a strong and moral voice to guide our nation through an era of great uncertainty. "The most important lesson I have learned in the fifty years I have spent working toward the building of a better world is that the true work of social transformation starts within. It begins inside your own heart and mind, because the battleground of human transformation is really, more than any other thing, the struggle within the human consciousness to believe and accept what is true. Thus to truly revolutionize our society, we must first revolutionize ourselves. We must be the change we seek if we are to effectively demand transformation from others." ---John Lewis in Across That Bridge
Knitting is an honorable pastime for the women of Bridgeford. There is a Knitting Circle, with its informal membership, that meets every Wednesday morning at ten in the church hall. Coffee, tea, biscuits, and scones with butter are ...
Author: Elizabeth James
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This is the continuing story of two men, alike in many ways, who travel far from their native land but are both drawn back to Durham, the spectacular mediaeval city that dominates the northeastern counties of England. But there is a difference. Six hundred years separates the lives of the two men. Oswald, who has seen action in France and England, is loyal to his King, Edward III, who is also called Plantagenet. When Oswald sees that the lives of Edward and his son, John of Lancaster (called John of Gaunt by many modern historians), are in jeopardy, he calls to his descendent, James Simpson, for help. James Simpson is a scientist of world renown who turns his talents to writing historical fiction. After returning to his native Durham, he settles into a quiet village hoping to continue his writing. But when Oswald contacts him, he realizes that they are closer in relationship and behavior that he had believed. Simpson is surprised to find that Oswald is reaching out to him from the past. He is also surprised that Oswald has a mission for him that requires being transported back into the fourteenth century. Simpson cannot resist being personally drawn into the mystery. With the exception of the main fictional characters in the story, the book is a historically accurate account of life in the fourteenth century and the politics that surrounded the throne of England.
Across the street from the bar was another mercantile store that sold a lot of things, like material to sew with, ... To the east of his store and across the road that led onto the bridge were a barber shop, a bank, and the post office.
Author: Adelon Axt
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Author was born in Cohasset, Minnesota, on August 28, 1925. Ms. Axt attended grade school in Cohasset and then high school in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. She married Kenneth H. Cress, who was killed in World War II, at Iwo Jima. They had one son. She later married her late husband, William Axt. They were married 38 years and had six children. He died in 1985. Ms. Axt now resides in Walker, Minnesota, with a significant other for the past eleven years. Sewing keeps her busy. She is blessed with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. There are five generations here.
Three men were sauntering along, dark against the afternoon sky. A voice drifted across the water. 'Hey, over there. Who's that? ... It was a good distance to the next bridge and the soldiers were on foot. As long as he and Taka stayed ...
Author: Lesley Downer
Publisher: Random House
In the brave new Japan of the 1870s, Taka and Nobu meet as children and fall in love; but their relationship will test the limits of society. Unified after a bitter civil war, Japan is rapidly turning into a modern country with rickshaws, railways and schools for girls. Commoners can marry their children into any class, and the old hatred between north and south is over - or so it seems. Taka is from the powerful southern Satsuma clan which now dominates the country, and her father, General Kitaoka, is a leader of the new government. Nobu, however, is from the northern Aizu clan, massacred by the Satsuma in the civil war. Defeated and reduced to poverty, his family has sworn revenge on the Satsuma. Taka and Nobu's love is unacceptable to both their families and must be kept secret, but what they cannot foresee is how quickly the tables will turn. Many southern samurai become disillusioned with the new regime, which has deprived them of their swords, status and honour. Taka's father abruptly leaves Tokyo and returns to the southern island of Kyushu, where trouble is brewing. When he and his clansmen rise in rebellion, the government sends its newly-created army to put them down. Nobu and his brothers have joined this army, and his brothers now see their chance of revenge on the Satsuma. But Nobu will have to fight and maybe kill Taka's father and brother, while Taka now has to make a terrible choice - between her family and the man she loves ...
There is a wayto unravel a string from a bridge and push it through the boundary, so that's what Idid. It was hard work and it took me along time, butIdid it. And whenI wenttothatpark andheld the string in my hands, I could listen to ...
Author: Ruth Fox
Publisher: Hague Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
In 'The City of Silver Light', Keira Leichman spent the night lost in a wild snowstorm that struck Cassidy Heights. But what really happened that night? Not even Keira can be sure. What she does know is that she's been having strange dreams since the accident, and now she's stuck with a broken ankle and the possibility of never playing soccer again. That is, until she finds Jake's telescope, and is drawn across the Bridge of Ice to Shar. Now Keira is marooned in the City of Silver Light with Daniel, Jake’s younger brother, with no way to get home. But that is the least of their worries, for the secrets they discover in Shar are more dangerous than Kiera could ever have imagined. And the fate of both their worlds are in their hands.
Across the Bridge TH ' HE STORY I want to tell you has no particular point to it , and maybe it isn't really a story at all , but I must tell you about it . Ten years ago there was a kind of prelude , and a few days ago the circle was ...
Author: Heinrich Böll
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Contains 63 stories and novellas by one of Germany's greatest writers.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign CommercePublish On: 1946
How many vehicles a day do you have at the present time going across that bridge ? Mr. MacDonald . Mr. Šilts calls my attention to the fact that while it is rated as a four - lane bridge at the present time , when it was built it was ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Maybe we could get our bikes across that old bridge. It's only ten feet wide, it's got a dirt road across it that is mud now, not even a railing and its 200 feet above the river, a raging flooding river. Babe our bikes weigh a 1000 ...
Author: James Crandall
Pulling out from the shelter, the mountain altitude and the weight of the train brings a monotonous sound , the sound of the steel wheels bumping each joint of the rails, creating a hypnotic effect. The passengers are unable to see the mountain beauty. The wine and the hypnotic sound have several passengers napping, and the horror cascading through the mountain meadow goes unnoticed. Suddenly, the avalanche comes crashing through the windows. Breaking glass flies through the compartments in the middle coach cars. The train is lifted off the tracks and thrown sideways as if it were a toy. The train suddenly stops in its tracks Motionless, the train sits victimized by Mother Nature, unable to move. The bright sunlight is clouded by a cloud, a cloud not of vapor but of snow and ice. Tons of frozen ice has covered the entire train in an instant. Buried beneath one of Mother Natures tools of torture, entombed, the passengers and crew are rendered helpless and at her mercy. Perched one thousand feet above Donner Lake, pushed to the edge, and hanging partially rolled over to one side, the train and her passengers are truly helpless
He talked to his friendDan,who lived there, aboutJohn's plans to walk across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. “I don't think they let people walk across that bridge,”the friendreplied. This was not the response Ronhad expected.
Author: Rick Heeren
When the New York Times wrote a front-page account of Elk River, Minnesota's faith-filled transformation, Rick Heeren was the city's leader behind the scenes. Here, he shares his story and many other motivating how-to accounts of businesses, schools, and communities that have put God at the center of their vision and seen miraculous turnarounds. See how one company in Minnesota planted 600 churches in the Ukraine. Discover how a real estate developer turned a foreclosed mall into a focal point that would change a city. Learn how one woman's self-published book blossomed into a movie, and how a pastor's idea for a motion picture camera led to $200 million to make his first major film. Heeren also shares practical ideas for readers who catch his enthusiasm and passion for bringing about transformation in their own communities. After reading Heeren's book, you'll see why with God, nothing is impossible!
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on AppropriationsPublish On: 1935
The District of Columbia has ample bridge facilities across the Potomac . Your suggestion_indicates that it may be sufficient for Maryland and Virginia . That is for them to decide . Certainly it is not a matter for the District to ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations