Drawing on his legendary firearms knowledge and combat experience, U.S. Navy SEAL and #1 bestselling author of American Sniper Chris Kyle dramatically chronicles the story of America-from the Revolution to the present-through the lens of ten iconic guns and the remarkable heroes who used them to shape history: the American long rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt .45 revolver, Winchester 1873 rifle, Springfield M1903 rifle, M1911 pistol, Thompson submachine gun, M1 Garand, .38 Special police revolver, and the M16 rifle platform Kyle himself used. American Gun is a sweeping epic of bravery, adventure, invention, and sacrifice.
Featuring a foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle and illustrated with more than 100 photographs, this new paperback edition features a bonus chapter, "The Eleventh Gun," on shotguns, derringers, and the Browning M2 machine gun.
RISE UP! 42 Additional Ways to Improve Black America is the follow up to Wake Up! 42 Ways to Improve Black America Now! RISE UP! is a continuation of the call-to-action for all people laid out in the first book. In both books, the emphasis is the idea that everyone, including African Americans, needs to learn how to improve their lives today. The only way to improve is for each of us to take personal responsibility for our own lives. More and more African Americans across the nation believe that we can change things; we can make a difference. RISE UP! focuses on a series of ideas that can be used to live the life that we all are seeking. To teach these principles, this book is broken into six categories: Learning Lessons, Building the Family, Managing Finances, Offering Service, Strengthening Communities, and Helping Society. This information is directed at African-Americans; however, regardless of race, gender, origin, or economic status, everyone can all learn and apply the principles in this book to become more successful. Best wishes and blessings on your journey through the following thoughts and ideas. I sincerely hope that this book will also inspire people to improve their lives NOW!
THIS BOOK WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!! The AFRICAN AMERICAN EMPLOYMENT GUIDE has shown thousands of African Americans how to fill out a job application, do a winning job interview, negotiate a salary, evaluate job benefits, and set goals. You'll find Checklists, Self-evaluation Worksheets, Goal Setting Charts, Sample Resumes, Winning Cover Letters and you'll understand the best places to look for a job. Discover your personal strengths and weaknesses with step-by-step instructions. Determine the best way to describe yourself and find your perfect job. The African American Employment Guide is a MUST for everyone who makes less than $80,000 a year. Complete Listings of State Government Jobs, U.S. Offices of Personnel Management, and State Employment Agencies.
Leilani Eagles is your average girl. She goes to public school, she has to study hard, and she gets annoyed by her parents. The one thing that makes her stand out is her best friend is TV's hottest sensation, Luke Easton. Every girl wants to be with him and every guy wants to be him. Leilani has spent most of her life in Luke's shadow, often in the background going unnoticed. But when her good friend, Finn Cosmo, gets a crush on her, she runs to her best friend for advice on how to be gentle with the issue. Luke's suggestion will change his career and Leilani's life forever.This novella is a story that branches off from characters in the Popular Life Series.Advisory: This book is intended for readers ages 13 and older. This book addresses sensitive topics and includes slight romantic situations but also some mild language. We encourage parents to address mature topics associated with the difficult decisions of growing up as a teen.
Students of Spanish and lovers of poetry will find here an inspiring treasury of forty poems ranging from the time of the Conquest to the first half of the twentieth century. Included are works by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Jose Marti;, Ruben Dari;o, Amado Nervo, Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, and many other poets.In addition to the original Spanish versions, noted educator Seymour Resnick has provided excellent new literal English translations on the facing pages, along with brief biographical notes on each poet. The result is a rich selection of the finest Spanish-American poetry specially chosen for its quality and enduring popularity. Those studying the language will find here ample material for honing their Spanish-language skills, while any poetry lover will enjoy the richness and beauty of this verse-in English or Spanish.
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