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Book From Servants of the Empire to Everyday Heroes

Download or read book From Servants of the Empire to Everyday Heroes written by Tobias Harper and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-02-13 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the twentieth century, the British Crown appointed around a hundred thousand people - military and civilian - in Britain and the British Empire to honours and titles. For outsiders, and sometimes recipients too, these jumbles of letters are tantalizingly confusing: OM, MBE, GCVO, CH, KB, or CBE. Throughout the century, this system expanded to include different kinds of people, while also shrinking in its imperial scope with the declining empire. Through these dual processes, this profoundly hierarchical system underwent a seemingly counter-intuitive change: it democratized. Why and how did the British government change this system? And how did its various publics respond to it? This study addresses these questions directly by looking at the history of the honours system in the wider context of the major historical changes in Britain and the British Empire in the twentieth century. In particular, it looks at the evolution of this hierarchical, deferential system amidst democratization and decolonization. It focuses on the system's largest-and most important-components: the Order of the British Empire, the Knight Bachelor, and the lower ranks of other Orders. By creatively analysing the politics and administration of the system alongside popular responses to it in diaries, letters, newspapers, and memoirs, Tobias Harper shows the many different meanings that honours took on for the establishment, dissidents, and recipients. He also shows the ways in which the system succeeded and failed to order and bring together divided societies.

Book Everyday Hockey Heroes

Download or read book Everyday Hockey Heroes written by Bob McKenzie and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2018-10-30 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An inspiring volume of stories about Canada’s most beloved sport—hockey—and the everyday heroes who embody the spirit of the game and help shape its future, from the pros who compete in NHL arenas to the dreamers and fans who play on backyard rinks. What does hockey look like today in Canada? Who is changing the game? Canadian broadcasters Bob McKenzie and Jim Lang bring together players, from youth hockey to the NHL, and the people who support them to show us what hockey means to them. Meet Philadelphia Flyer Wayne Simmonds and Paralympian gold medalist Greg Westlake, who wouldn’t be at the top of their sport without the never-ending support of their families and communities. See how they’re giving back to show young hockey hopefuls that anything is possible. Read about players like Ben Fanelli, who overcame catastrophic injury to keep playing the game he loved and is using his story as a platform to help others, or the renowned Canadian neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Tator, who is leading the charge to protect athletes from the dangers of brain trauma and concussion. From hockey commentators Andi Petrillo and Harnarayan Singh, who broke down barriers to be on air, to Karina Potvin, the youth hockey coach welcoming Syrian boys and girls to Canada by introducing them to our national pastime, these are the stories of everyday hockey heroes—those who defy the odds, advocate for inclusion, and champion the next generation of hockey. From small-town rinks to big city arenas across the country, this collection celebrates everyone who loves our great game. Heartwarming and entertaining, Everyday Hockey Heroes is a must-read for every hockey fan.

Book Heroes  Saints  and Ordinary Morality

Download or read book Heroes Saints and Ordinary Morality written by Andrew Michael Flescher and published by Georgetown University Press. This book was released on 2003-11-25 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Most of us are content to see ourselves as ordinary people—unique in ways, talented in others, but still among the ranks of ordinary mortals. Andrew Flescher probes our contented state by asking important questions: How should "ordinary" people respond when others need our help, whether the situation is a crisis, or something less? Do we have a responsibility, an obligation, to go that extra mile, to act above and beyond the call of duty? Or should we leave the braver responses to those who are somehow different than we are: better somehow, "heroes," or "saints?" Traditional approaches to ethics have suggested there is a sharp distinction between ordinary people and those called heroes and saints; between duties and acts of supererogation (going beyond the expected). Flescher seeks to undo these standard dichotomies by looking at the lives and actions of certain historical figures—Holocaust rescuers, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, among others—who appear to be extraordinary but were, in fact, ordinary people. Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality shifts the way we regard ourselves in relationship to those we admire from afar—it asks us not only to admire, but to emulate as well—further, it challenges us to actively seek the acquisition of virtue as seen in the lives of heroes and saints, to learn from them, a dynamic aspect of ethical behavior that goes beyond the mere avoidance of wrongdoing. Andrew Flescher sets a stage where we need to think and act, calling us to lead lives of self-examination—even if that should sometimes provoke discomfort. He asks that we strive to emulate those we admire and therefore allow ourselves to grow morally, and spiritually. It is then that the individual develops a deeper altruistic sense of self—a state that allows us to respond as the heroes of our own lives, and therefore in the lives of others, when times and circumstance demand that of us.

Book Hercules

    Book Details:
  • Author : Forrest Stone
  • Publisher : Benchmark Education Company
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN : 1410879585
  • Pages : 28 pages

Download or read book Hercules written by Forrest Stone and published by Benchmark Education Company. This book was released on 2007 with total page 28 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Perform this script about an emergency room technician who is bestowed with the powers of Hercules so that he may defend the world against an invasion of evil from the world of ancient myths.

Book You Don   t Need Superpowers to Be a Kid   s Hero

Download or read book You Don t Need Superpowers to Be a Kid s Hero written by Bill Ziegler and published by Corwin Press. This book was released on 2020-02-25 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The future of our schools depends on leaders who can foster every day heroism in others. This doesn’t require supernatural powers. It requires a willingness to be intentional in building heroes in our communities who are ready to take on the demands of the future. You Don’t Need Superpowers to Be a Kid’s Hero will help you create the climate that produces these heroes. It includes: · Training ideas for leadership teams · Instruments for gauging progress · Practical steps for building courage into practices · Practical strategies to help navigate the complexities of creating an extraordinary school · Hero building stories from the field

Book Heroes

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Pilger
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-09-02
  • ISBN : 1407086294
  • Pages : 674 pages

Download or read book Heroes written by John Pilger and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-09-02 with total page 674 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The heroes of John Pilger's narrative are the many ordinary people he has witnessed coping with their lives in difficult and often brutal conditions: dissidents in the Soviet Union; victims of conflicts in Vietnam, Cambodia, Africa, India, the Middle East and Central America. They also include the Irish labouring generation of his great-great-grandfather, transported in irons to Australia for uttering 'unlawful oaths'. It is a vivid, engrossing and sometimes blackly amusing personal story covering the periods for which his journalism is renowned. John Pilger has witnessed many of the major world upheavals of the past thirty years, as well as the daily realities of injustices normally hidden from society's view. His reporting of these events has always been distinguished by his tenaciously researched facts - especially facts that governments and powerful interests would prefer to keep secret - and by his unerring and always compassionate pursuit of the truth.

Book The Self Care Revolution Presents  Module 2          Heart   Breath Matters

Download or read book The Self Care Revolution Presents Module 2 Heart Breath Matters written by Robyn Benson and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book SPIN

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2011-06
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 110 pages

Download or read book SPIN written by and published by . This book was released on 2011-06 with total page 110 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.

Book Heart Shift

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Trent
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 0805430636
  • Pages : 258 pages

Download or read book Heart Shift written by John Trent and published by B&H Publishing Group. This book was released on 2004 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Instead of making a dramatic adjustment, making one "two degree" change toward God or your loved one can begin moving you in a positive, freeing, fulfilling direction.

Book The Modern Superhero in Film and Television

Download or read book The Modern Superhero in Film and Television written by Jeffrey A. Brown and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-11-10 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hollywood’s live-action superhero films currently dominate the worldwide box-office, with the characters enjoying more notoriety through their feature film and television depictions than they have ever before. This book argues that this immense popularity reveals deep cultural concerns about politics, gender, ethnicity, patriotism and consumerism after the events of 9/11. Superheroes have long been agents of hegemony, fighting for abstract ideals of justice while overall perpetuating the American status quo. Yet at the same time, the book explores how the genre has also been utilized to question and critique these dominant cultural assumptions.

Book Poets  Heroes  and their Dragons  2 vols

Download or read book Poets Heroes and their Dragons 2 vols written by James R. Russell and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2021-02-08 with total page 1629 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The present volume is a collection of articles published by Professor James R. Russell of Harvard University, in various journals over the past decades.

Book Finding the Hero in Your Husband  Revisited

Download or read book Finding the Hero in Your Husband Revisited written by Juli Slattery and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2021-10-19 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In an update of the groundbreaking original title, Dr. Juli Slattery illuminates the power of women in marriage, with an emphasis on the uniqueness of a woman’s capacity to build intimacy. Finding the Hero in Your Husband, Revisited, is an invaluable resource for Christian wives in any season of marriage. From the newlywed navigating the fading honeymoon period, to the wife decades in who isn’t sure how things got so predictable, to the empty nester who finds herself wondering how to communicate with her husband again. In an update of her bestselling original book, acclaimed clinical psychologist and speaker Dr. Juli Slattery gently guides readers through topics that are inherently woven into every imperfect marriage. She uses sound theology to challenge and correct misconceptions and outright misinformation taught by the larger culture as well as the church. This book is both an educational resource as well as a practical “how-to” guide for navigating simple everyday challenges as well as deeper difficulties. Solidly grounded in biblical truth, the book covers topics such as work, home life, conflict, and intimacy. It offers understandable explanations of God’s design, healthy expectations that reframe experiences, and relatable applications that women of faith can practice to influence their marriage and deepen their relationship with God. Ultimately, Finding the Hero in Your Husband, Revisited, will help a wife more clearly see and encourage the hero within her husband by examining her own heart.

Book The Floricultural Cabinet  and Florists Magazine

Download or read book The Floricultural Cabinet and Florists Magazine written by and published by . This book was released on 1863 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Advocate

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2002-07-09
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 72 pages

Download or read book The Advocate written by and published by . This book was released on 2002-07-09 with total page 72 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.

Book Zombies Are Us

    Book Details:
  • Author : Christopher M. Moreman
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2011-10-10
  • ISBN : 0786488085
  • Pages : 228 pages

Download or read book Zombies Are Us written by Christopher M. Moreman and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2011-10-10 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On the surface, the zombie seems the polar opposite of the human—they are the living dead; we, in essence, are the dying alive. But the zombie is also “us.” Although decaying, it looks like us, dresses like us, and sometimes (if rarely) acts like us. In this volume, essays by scholars from a range of disciplines examine the zombie as a thematic presence in literature, film, video games, legal language, and philosophy, exploring topics including zombies and the environment, litigation, the afterlife, capitalism, and the erotic. Through this wide-ranging examination of the zombie phenomenon, the authors seek to discover what the zombie can teach us about being human. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Book Men s Health

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  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2008-01
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 154 pages

Download or read book Men s Health written by and published by . This book was released on 2008-01 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Men's Health magazine contains daily tips and articles on fitness, nutrition, relationships, sex, career and lifestyle.

Book VideoHound s Golden Movie Retriever

Download or read book VideoHound s Golden Movie Retriever written by Jim Craddock and published by Gale / Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2001-08 with total page 1468 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Describes and rates more than twenty thousand videos, and provides indexes by theme, awards, actors, actresses, and directors.