A Child Called Happiness

Author: Stephan Collishaw
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ISBN: 1787198804
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Three days after arriving in Zimbabwe, Natalie discovers an abandoned newborn baby on a hill near her uncle’s farm. 115 years earlier, the hill was home to the Mazowe village where Chief Tafara governed at a time of great unrest.

Religious Sectarianism And The State In Mid Qing China

Author: Blaine C. Gaustad
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"The work examines the development of two branches of White Lotus sectarianism and government efforts to control their spread during the 18th century. The main sources are palace memorials from the Qing archives in Beijing and Taibei. The introduction addresses the role of leadership, ideology and state responses to sectarianism between 1723 and 1796 in shaping sectarian behavior. Chapter one details the development of Return to the Origin (Shou Yuan) sects that can be traced to Chang-zi County, Shanxi. Chapter two details the development of Primal Chaos (Hun Yuan) sects centered in Lu-yi County, Henan. Chapter three focuses on the interaction of the two branches in western Hubei and the Han River Highlands and examines the activities of important leaders such as Liu Song, Liu Zhi-xie, and Song Zhi-qing. Chapter four examines the 1794-1796 investigations and the hunt for Liu Zhi-xie that are said to have precipitated the rebellion. The following general conclusions result from the research: (1) The two sectarian networks had very different styles of leadership and organization. The Primal Chaos sects were more routinized, oriented toward the patriarchal leadership of Wang Huai-yu, and less inclined to rebel, while the Return to the Origin sects that took hold in western Hubei and the Han River Highlands were more dependent on individual charismatic leaders, lacked a stabilizing center, and were much more theologically innovative and potentially volatile; (2) Qing authorities, at least until the 1774 Wang Lun uprising, took a flexible approach toward potentially disruptive religious sectarianism. Moreover, with the exception of western Hubei and the Han River Highlands, effective surveillance and control at the local level enabled the Qing to check the transformation of sects into a threat to social stability; (3) The form of sectarian leadership and effectiveness of government local control were important factors in determining whether a region revolted in 1796, for with the exception of western Hubei and the Han River Highlands, no other area affected by the investigations of 1794-96 rose up against the Qing."--Abstract on item.

A Child Called It

Author: Dave Pelzer
Editor: Health Communications
ISBN: 9780757319105
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This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it."Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive--dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.

Help Yourself

Author: David J. Pelzer
Editor: G K Hall & Company
ISBN: 9780783894263
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A guide to overcoming personal history. The author uses his own story to explain how people can move beyond personal suffering and painful memories to gain control of their live.

A Child Called It

Author: Dave Pelzer
Editor: Seven Dials
ISBN: 9781841883090
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A harrowing, yet inspiring true story of a young boy's abusive childhood, from internationally bestselling author Dave Pelzer. Brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother - Dave became a slave; he was no longer a boy, but an 'it'. His bed was an old army cot in the basement, his clothes were torn and unwashed, and when he was allowed the luxury of food it was scraps from the dog's bowl. The outside world knew nothing of the nightmare played out behind closed doors. But throughout Dave kept alive dreams of finding a family to love him. This book covers the early years of his life and is an affecting and inspirational book of the horrors of child abuse and the steadfast determination of one child to survive. It is the first book in the My Story trilogy. 'His child's voice is immensely powerful and is an extraordinary testament to the human desire for survival.' Daily Mail 'This heartfelt true story of one child's courage to survive cannot fail to move you.' Heat 'It takes a personal testimony like Dave Pelzer's to bring home the horrors of child abuse - the secrecy, the shame, the struggle to survive.' Bel Mooney, Mail on Sunday 'Pelzer is able to continue his dreadful story in an admirably dispassionate style ... It is this cool tone that makes what he has to say even more compelling.' The Times

The Nicomachean Ethics Of Aristotle

Author: Aristotle
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Kindergarten Primary Magazine

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Our Famous Women

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Reason And Culture

Author: John Arthur
Editor: Pearson College Division
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This introduction to philosophy offers a selection of readings based on an interdisciplinary, applied approach and illustrating the challenges religion, science, and morality pose to one another. It demonstrates to readers how philosophy is practiced today, rather than in years past, and engages them in a relevant and immediately comprehensible manner. The book maintains the critical, rational edge of traditional philosophical writing, while at the same time incorporating material and approaches not usually found in introductory volumes. Reason sections provide traditional philosophical truth claims made in each subject; Culture sections investigate the social issues that arise from these claims. What Is Morality? Morality and the Good Life. Morality in Higher Education. Morality in Film. Morality in Law. Morality in Markets. Morality and Rational Self-Interest. Classical Theories of Morality. Critical Perspectives on Morality. Feelings and Reason in Morality. What Is Science? Science and a Meaningful Life. The Scientific World View and Its Critics. Science, Technology and the Transformation of Culture. Biology and Ethics. Scientific Determinism and Human Responsibility. Objectivity and Values in Science. Truth and Progress in Science. How Much Can Science Explain? What Is Religion? Religion and the Meaning of Life. Pluralism and Religious Diversity. Religion and Politics. Religion and Education. Evidence for the Existence of God? Evidence Against the Existence of God? Faith and Reason? Religious Practice without God? For anyone interested in philosophy.

Too Close To Me

Author: Dave Pelzer
Editor: Rosetta Books
ISBN: 0795343310
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The #1 New York Times–bestselling author and child abuse survivor reveals the challenges that he still faces as an adult, as a husband, and as a father. In the blockbuster autobiography A Child Called “It”, Dave Pelzer shared the story of his childhood—one of the most dramatic and extreme stories of child abuse ever prosecuted in the state of California. As a child, Pelzer was beaten, starved, and abused both emotionally and physically by his alcoholic and mentally unstable mother. As a man, Pelzer went on to have love, happiness, a fulfilling career, and a family of his own. To many, Pelzer seemed to have found his happy ending. But for a child abuse survivor, living a normal adult life carries challenges and complications above and beyond those faced by most people. This book, the fifth in Pelzer’s nonfiction series, provides an honest and courageous look at the difficulties inherent in marriage, parenthood, work, and life from the perspective of someone who survived horrific physical and emotional terrors as a child—and who seeks to meet the responsibilities and complications of adult life with love, strength, and an open heart.

Sovereign Virtue

Author: Stephen Augustus White
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A Child Called It

Author: Dave Pelzer
Editor: Gollancz
ISBN: 9780752837505
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Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother, a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games - games that left one of her three sons nearly dead. She no longer considered Dave a son, but a slave; no longer a boy, but an 'it'. His bed was an old army cot in the basement, his clothes were torn and smelly, and when he was allowed the luxury of food it was scraps from the dog's bowl. The outside world knew nothing of the nightmare played out behind closed doors. But throughout Dave kept alive dreams of finding a family to love him. This book covers the early years of his life and is an affecting and inspirational book of the horrors of child abuse and the steadfast determination of one child to survive.

From Confucius To Mencken

Author: Francis Henry Pritchard
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Perfect Happiness

Author: Penelope Lively
Editor: Doubleday
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Three women--widow Frances Brooklyn, her daughter, Tabitha, and her sisterin-law, Zoe--must relinquish the grief, memories, and pain of the past to find new life and love

Morality And Moral Controversies

Author: John Arthur
Editor: Prentice Hall
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This comprehensive anthology includes classic and contemporary readings in moral theory--a wide array of essays that address today's most philosophically interesting and controversial ethical and political issues. Includes an ethical theory overview; shows relevance of traditional and contemporary writers. KEY TOPICS: Features articles on self-interest and morality, rule utilitarianism and the conflict between duty and sentiment; Features readings on life and death, terrorism, internment in time of war, distribution of scarce medical resources and the survival lottery; Features essays on democracy, capitalism and its ethos, multiculturalism, identity and reparations. Extensive coverage of violence, terrorism, and war, as well as relativism and grounds of morality. MARKET: For those involved in social or political ethical decision making.

A Child Called It And The Lost Boy

Author: Dave Pelzer
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ISBN: 9780739400616
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A book about child abuse.

Chamber S Journal Of Popular Literature Science And Arts

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