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|Author||: Buzz Aldrin,Ken Abraham|
|Editor||: National Geographic Books|
Beloved American hero and astronaut Buzz Aldrin reflects on the wisdom, guiding principles, and irreverent anecdotes he's gathered—both in outer space and on earth—through his event-filled life, in this inspiring guide-to-life for the next generation. Everywhere he goes, crowds gather to meet Buzz Aldrin. He is a world-class hero, a larger-than-life figurehead, best known of a generation of astronauts whose achievements surged in just a few years from first man in space to first men on the moon. Now he pauses to reflect and share what he has learned, from the vantage point not only of outer space but also of time: still a non-stop traveler and impassioned advocate for space exploration, Aldrin will be 86 in 2016. No Dream Is Too High whittles down Buzz Aldrin's event-filled life into a short list of principles he values, each illustrated by fascinating anecdotes and memories, such as: · Second comes right after first. NASA protocol should have meant he was first on the moon, but rules changed just before the mission. How he learned to be proud of being the second man on the moon. · Look for opportunities, not obstacles. Buzz was rejected the first time he applied to be an astronaut. Failure is an opportunity to learn to do better. · Always maintain your spirit of adventure. For his 80th birthday, Buzz went diving in the Galapagos and hitched a ride on a whale shark. He stays fit, energetic, and fascinated with life. No Dream Is Too High is a beautiful memento, a thought-provoking set of ideas, and a new opportunity for Buzz Aldrin to connect with the masses of people who recognize his unique place in human history.
|Author||: Buzz Aldrin,Ken Abraham|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Beloved American hero Buzz Aldrin reflects on the wisdom, guiding principles, and irreverent anecdotes he's gathered through his event-filled life - both in outer space and on earth. No Dream Is Too High whittles down Buzz Aldrin's event-filled life into a short list of principles he values, each illustrated by fascinating anecdotes and memories, such as: Second comes right after first. NASA protocol should have meant he was first on the moon, but rules changed just before the mission. How he learned to be proud of being the second man on the moon. Look for opportunities, not obstacles. Buzz was rejected the first time he applied to be an astronaut. Failure is an opportunity to learn to do better. Always maintain your spirit of adventure. For his 80th birthday, Buzz went diving in the Galapagos and hitched a ride on a whale shark. He stays fit, energetic, and fascinated with life.
|Author||: Caylin Louis Moore|
|Editor||: Thomas Nelson|
In this inspiring and provocative memoir, Caylin Moore tells the against-all-odds story of his rise from cruel poverty in gang-ridden Los Angeles to academic success at Oxford University, with hope as his compass. By all rights, Caylin Louis Moore should be dead, in prison, or stalking the streets of Compton with his fellow gang-members. Instead, he’s a Rhodes Scholar, author, speaker, and role model for every kid deprived of hope in downtrodden communities. A Dream Too Big is the story of Moore’s exodus from one of the most impoverished, gang-infested communities in the United States to the golden, dreaming spires of Oxford, England. After Moore’s mother gathered her three young children and fled an abusive husband of nine years, leaving behind a comfortable middle-class life, Moore found himself in a bewildering and dangerous environment. The family lived in a neighborhood ruled by the Bloods, and Caylin often lay awake at night, terrified by both the sounds of gunfire outside and the scratching of rats and roaches moving in the walls. When Moore’s father was convicted of murder and his mother was sexually assaulted in the hospital while recovering from open-heart surgery, Moore was forced to enter adulthood prematurely. Embracing his mother’s steely faith in God and education, Moore skirted the gangs and the endemic violence of Compton to excel on the football field and in the classroom. Academics and athletics led to college scholarships, which led to a Fulbright and eventually the Rhodes Scholarship. Along the way, Moore cofounded a student organization that brought college athletes into underserved classrooms as inspirational speakers, role models, and mentors. Moore’s eye-opening, inspirational story proves that, contrary to what others told him on his journey, there is no such thing as a dream too big. "A dream too big is a truly special book. Caylin's story is not just inspirational, it is instructional. I have admired him and his journey for a long time; read this book and you'll understand why." --Wes Moore, bestselling author of The Other Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood "I loved this story of triumph in praise of a sacrificial single mom and a kid who, against all odds, fought hunger-pains and gangs to make a dream-too-big become a dream-come-true. Through gunshots and the temptations of inner city poverty, Caylin Moore laced up his cleats, outran gangs, and caught the 6:00am bus on an empty stomach. A future world-changer, Caylin has penned an inspiring tale that should be mandatory reading for every student, parent, and anyone else interested in the success of those who will shape and define our future." -- Ron Hall, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Same Kind of Different as Me and Workin' Our Way Home
|Author||: Jenn Larson|
|Editor||: National Center for Youth Issues|
Believe in Yourself and Your Dream Will Find You! Every child is born with unique gifts and strengths, and as they grow, those begin to influence their interests and hobbies. As adults, we can sometimes see these gifts and tell our kids what they could-or should-be when they grow up. The problem is, kids can internalize our ideas for them as something they should want too. In There's No Dream Too Tall, Amie Dean offers a different approach-allowing kids the freedom to decide for themselves. Whether they want to be a teacher, a chef, a firefighter, a homemaker, or an architect, kids can look at their unique strengths and gifts and find their own way towards a future they will love. The world is wide open; there's no dream too tall. For a boy or a girl, whether big or quite small! There are millions of choices-no end to the list. So, look deep in yourself and consider your gifts. By showing kids that their different strengths can help them become who they want to be, we give them the power and permission to dream. And when we do that, they will believe that no matter how tall their dreams may be, they have what it takes to reach them!
|Author||: David Frazier, III|
No dream is too small to achieve, no mountain is too high to climb out of, and no valley is too low to be temporarily placed in. Defeat may be present when you are trying to pursue purpose; but when you are a dreamer, setbacks are a motivation for your comeback.In life, we must make a conscious decision to dream aloud. We must live life as if there are no restraints or limits set before us. When we dream, we are positioning our faith, hope, aspirations, desires and wishes further than our human mind can conceive. Dreaming is activating your faith outwardly while trusting in the outcome inwardly. Dreaming is sacrificing your external wants and concentrating on the vision that burns on the inside of you. When you DREAM BIG, you declare victory over all obstacles and setbacks. The Philosophy of Dreaming Big can be achieved by anyone who decides that they will not settle for NO, but approach life aggressively seeking a YES! Not a YES from man directly, but a YES to opportunities. When you are creating a YES, it will propel you into the definition of success that you have set for yourself. This book, Dream Big: Living the Twenty-Twenty Vision, is a testament of my personal life, my journey, the bumps I encountered in the road toward success, and where I am now. I hope this book will help others to identify their dreams and purposefully fulfill the vision that God has placed on their path.
|Author||: Buzz Aldrin,Wayne Warga|
|Editor||: Open Road Media|
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s courageous, candid memoir of his return to Earth after the historic moon landing and his personal struggle with fame and depression. “We landed with all the grace of a freight elevator,” Buzz Aldrin relates in the opening passages of Return to Earth, remembering Command Module Columbia’s abrupt descent into the gravity of the blue planet. With that splash, Aldrin takes readers on a journey through the human side of the space program, as one of the first two men to land on the moon learns to cope with the pressures of his new public persona. In honest and compelling prose, Aldrin reveals a side of instant fame for which West Point and NASA could never have prepared him. One day a fighter pilot and engineer, the next a cultural hero burdened with the adoration of thousands, Aldrin gives a poignant account of the affair that threatened his marriage, as well as his descent into alcoholism and depression that resulted from trying to be too many things to too many people. He didn’t realize that when he landed on his home planet his odyssey had just begun. As Aldrin puts it, “I traveled to the moon, but the most significant voyage of my life began when I returned from where no man had been before.” Return to Earth is a powerful and moving memoir that exposes the stresses suffered by those in the Apollo program and the price Buzz Aldrin paid when he became an American icon.
|Author||: Buzz Aldrin,Leonard David|
|Editor||: National Geographic Books|
Can astronauts reach Mars by 2035? Absolutely, says Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon. Celebrated astronaut, brilliant engineer, bestselling author, Aldrin believes it is not only possibly but vital to America’s future to keep pushing the space frontier outward for the sake of exploration, science, development, commerce, and security. What we need, he argues, is a commitment by the U.S. President as rousing as JFK’s promise to reach the moon by the end of the 1960s—an audacious, inspiring goal-and a unified vision for space exploration. In Mission to Mars, Aldrin plots that trajectory, stressing that American-led space exploration is essential to the economic and technological vitality of the nation and the world. Do you dare to dream big? Then join Aldrin in his thought provoking and inspiring Mission to Mars.
|Author||: Sigmund Freud|
This classic work by the Father of Psychoanalysis, is essential reading for any serious student of psychology. Dr. Freud covers the hidden meanings within our dreams, especially repressed sexual desires, the purpose of our conscious and unconscious minds, and the importance of dreams to our wellbeing. This title is, in essence, a comprehensive analysis of Freud's psychoanalytical studies, research and empirical observations. Freud begins by explaining the meaning of dreams through presentations of varied real examples. He then proceeds to explain the causes of dreams and their relation to past and on-going events in our lives, he analyses dream elements, and then explores specified topics such as sexual thoughts in dreams and humans desires and wishes.
|Author||: L. M. Montgomery|
|Editor||: Open Road Media|
In this Anne of Green Gables novel, a beautiful wedding ushers our heroine into the joys and challenges of family life as she moves to a new seaside home. Years ago, Anne Shirley was a freckle-faced orphan girl and Gilbert Blythe was the schoolboy who taunted her. Now, standing in the Green Gables orchard, they are a young bride and groom with a beautiful life ahead of them, and to be near Gilbert’s medical practice, they move to the seaside village of Four Winds Harbor. Their charming little house is a dream come true for Anne, and in no time she’s acquainting herself with her new neighbors. But life has more in store for her than the simple pleasures of provincial living. As she and Gilbert start to plan for a family, they embark on a journey of challenges, sorrows, surprises, and celebrations—accruing all the sorts of memories that make a house into a home.
|Author||: F. Scott Fitzgerald|
|Editor||: East West Studio|
The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. Set on the prosperous Long Island of 1922, The Great Gatsby provides a critical social history of America during the Roaring Twenties within its fictional narrative. That era, known for profound economic prosperity, the development of jazz music flapper culture, new technologies in communication (motion pictures, broadcast radio, recorded music) forging a genuine mass culture; and bootlegging, along with other criminal activity, is plausibly depicted in Fitzgerald's novel. Fitzgerald uses many of these societal developments of the 1920s that were to build Gatsby's stories from many of the simple details like automobiles to broader themes like Fitzgerald's discreet allusions to the organized crime culture which was the source of Gatsby's fortune. Fitzgerald depicts the garish society of the Roaring Twenties by placing the book's plotline within the historical context of the era.
|Author||: John Steinbeck|
|Editor||: McClelland & Stewart|
George and Lennie are an unlikely pair: George is small and quick, and Lennie is a man of tremendous size and simple mind. But together they’ve formed a family, rallying against seclusion and alienation. As laborers in California’s vegetable fields in the Great Depression, they find work where they can, but they have big dreams of owning land and a shack they can call their own. So when they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, their big dreams suddenly seem within reach. But George cannot guard the childlike Lennie from life’s provocations, nor can he predict the consequences of Lennie’s unswerving obedience to what George has taught him. A tragic and moving story of friendship, loneliness, and the dispossessed, Of Mice and Men is classic John Steinbeck—heart wrenching and remarkable. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
|Author||: Hazel Hunter|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Summer's last chance couldn't come at a worse time. Though the sun is shining when Summer and her team arrive in Queenstown, Ireland, 1912, the charm of the port city belies the tragedy waiting to unfold. There's barely time to comprehend the loss of a Templar team member, as she deals with two new additions: rogue warlocks. But as the clock ticks down on the last of the Fae crystals, Summer falters. At long last, the strain of the time jumps and the stress of the mission begin to take their toll. Tired in body and spirit, her only consolation is her mates. But not even Troy and Michael can change the course that they must all take, as they board the Titanic to find the final crystal.
|Author||: Creative Notebooks|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Dream Big! Whether for your desk at home, your work or in your bag on the go this professionally designed 6" x 9" notebook provides the perfect platform for you to record your thoughts. The pre-lined pages are ready and waiting to be filled! DETAILS: 150 Lined Sheets Crisp White Pages with a Thick Cardstock Cover Simple, Stylish, Elegant Cover Art Dimensions: 6" x 9"
|Author||: Thomm Quackenbush|
All Jasmine wanted was a calm summer in Pine Bush. When she sees a UFO her first night home from college, she is willing to brush it off as swamp gas reflected off Venus, until two men arrive at her door to harass her into silence about a picture she did not take. Soon she realizes Men in Black may be the least of her worries and that ignoring the Grays and their plans for her will only embolden them. If she doesn't figure out why she is so interesting to aliens, Men in Black, and a mysterious man who seems to brush off harm, she may not have an autumn to look forward to.
|Author||: Chrissy Peebles|
Zoey Sanders is spending her senior year at a mysterious castle in Scotland that she believes is haunted. The mystery deepens and she has strong speculations that spirits are inhabiting her body at night when she dreams. As she tries to figure out what is going on, two students fall into a deep coma. Something sinister is happening and Zoey is determined to figure it out. She also vows to save the castle spirits that desperately need her help.
|Author||: Conway,Conway Stone|
DREAM HIGH: NINE STEPS FOR MAKING YOUR LIFE EXTRAORDINARY is a remarkably simple and easy to read book. It opens with a story of an immigrant moving to this country without knowing the language and then paying cash for a brick house in 36 months. The question is obvious what is stopping us from doing the same thing? The nine steps for making your life extraordinary are very clear and easy.
|Author||: Kathleen Harsch|
Praise for DREAMING DANGEROUSLY 5 out of 5 star reviews: Once I read the first page, I couldn't put it down until I finished it. Dreaming Dangerously is a book I would recommend to anyone to read... the Author is skilled. -Dominique,Goodreads.com It really just blew me away how much I loved reading this book. Chani, Goodreads.com I loved Dreaming Dangerously. Mind reading is one of those things not all authors can write about. Dreaming Dangerously is a book I would highly recommend. - Kris Spor, Amazon customer Overview of DREAMING DANGEROUSLY:A teen mind-reader tries to keep her secret from the gossips at her high school. A popular boy who finds out. Her nightmares start to come true. She must learn to trust him before it's too late to stop the tragedy that awaits. FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS YOUNG ADULT SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY and can't get enough of Hunger Games, and Evermore, then you must read DREAMING DANGEROUSLY as your next YA thriller!! Other works by Kathleen Suzette Harsch:DARKNESS DESCENDS, book 2 of the Children of the Psi series is out now!
|Author||: Mychal Denzel Smith|
|Editor||: Hachette UK|
Brave, clear-eyed, and passionate, Stakes Is High is the book we need to guide us past crisis mode and through an uncertain future. The events of the past decade have forced us to reckon with who we are and who we want to be. We have been invested in a set of beliefs about our American identity: our exceptionalism, the inevitable rightness of our path, the promise that hard work and determination will carry us to freedom. But in Stakes Is High, Mychal Denzel Smith confronts the shortcomings of these stories--and with the American Dream itself--and calls on us to live up to the principles we profess but fail to realize. In a series of incisive essays, Smith exposes the stark contradictions at the heart of American life, holding all of us, individually and as a nation, to account. We've gotten used to looking away, but the fissures and casual violence of institutional oppression are ever-present. There is a future that is not as grim as our past. In this profound work, Smith helps us envision it with care, honesty, and imagination.