Paul, Apostle of Christ

June 16, 2018

Paul, Apostle of Christ is the story of two men. Luke, as a friend and physician, risks his life every time he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero’s darkest, bleakest prison cell. Before Paul’s death sentence can be enacted, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of “The Way” and the birth of what will come to be known as the church. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians, and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. Bound in chains, Paul’s struggle is internal. He has survived so much—floggings, shipwreck, starvation, stoning, hunger and thirst, cold and exposure—yet as he waits for his appointment with death, he is haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds. Alone in the dark, he wonders if he has been forgotten . . . and if he has the strength to finish well. Two men struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to bequeath the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.

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The Wright Brothers

June 16, 2018

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David McCullough, winner of the Francis Parkman prize, wrote this #1 New York Times Bestseller.

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The #1 New York Times bestseller from David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize—the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly—Wilbur and Orville Wright.

On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two brothers—bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio—changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe that the age of flight had begun, with the first powered machine carrying a pilot.

Orville and Wilbur Wright were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity. When they worked together, no problem seemed to be insurmountable. Wilbur was unquestionably a genius. Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen. That they had no more than a public high school education and little money never stopped them in their mission to take to the air. Nothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off, they risked being killed.

In this “enjoyable, fast-paced tale” (The Economist), master historian David McCullough “shows as never before how two Ohio boys from a remarkable family taught the world to fly” (The Washington Post) and “captures the marvel of what the Wrights accomplished” (The Wall Street Journal). He draws on the extensive Wright family papers to profile not only the brothers but their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them. Essential reading, this is “a story of timeless importance, told with uncommon empathy and fluency…about what might be the most astonishing feat mankind has ever accomplished…The Wright Brothers soars” (The New York Times Book Review).

I Can Only Imagine

June 15, 2018

 

 

The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe’s beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.

Hedy’s Folly

June 15, 2018

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a remarkable story of science history: how a ravishing film star and an avant-garde composer invented spread-spectrum radio, the technology that made wireless phones, GPS systems, and many other devices possible.

Beginning at a Hollywood dinner table, Hedy’s Folly tells a wild story of innovation that culminates in U.S. patent number 2,292,387 for a “secret communication system.” Along the way Rhodes weaves together Hollywood’s golden era, the history of Vienna, 1920s Paris, weapons design, music, a tutorial on patent law and a brief treatise on transmission technology. Narrated with the rigor and charisma we’ve come to expect of Rhodes, it is a remarkable narrative adventure about spread-spectrum radio’s genesis and unlikely amateur inventors collaborating to change the world.

Kennedy at Peanut Island

June 15, 2018

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President JFK at Peanut Island in 1963 where his Presidential Nuclear Bunker is along with U.S. Coast Guard Station & boathouse.

American Lady – The Life of Susan Mary Alsop

June 10, 2018

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The fascinating story of one of the grand dames of Georgetown society and a true Washington insider

Henry Kissinger once remarked that more agreements were concluded in the living room of Susan Mary Alsop than in the White House. A descendent of Founding Father John Jay, Susan Mary was an American aristocrat whose first marriage gave her full access to post-war diplomatic social life in Paris. There, her circle of friends included Winston Churchill, Isaiah Berlin, Evelyn Waugh, and Christian Dior, among other luminaries, and she had a passionate love affair with British ambassador Duff Cooper. During the golden years of John F. Kennedy’s presidency—after she had married the powerful journalist Joe Alsop—her Washington home was a gathering place for everyone of importance, including Katharine Graham, Robert McNamara, and Henry Kissinger. Dubbed “the second lady of Camelot,” she hosted dinner parties that were the epitome of political power and social arrival, bringing together the movers and shakers not just of the United States, but of the world. Featuring an introduction by Susan Mary Alsop’s goddaughter Frances FitzGerald, American Ladyis a fascinating chronicle of a woman who witnessed, as Nancy Mitford once said, “history on the boil.”

The Heart of Power

June 10, 2018

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Even the most powerful men in the world are human―they get sick, take dubious drugs, drink too much, contemplate suicide, fret about ailing parents, and bury people they love. Young Richard Nixon watched two brothers die of tuberculosis, even while doctors monitored a suspicious shadow on his own lungs. John Kennedy received last rites four times as an adult, and Lyndon Johnson suffered a “belly buster” of a heart attack. David Blumenthal and James A. Morone explore how modern presidents have wrestled with their own mortality―and how they have taken this most human experience to heart as they faced the difficult politics of health care. Drawing on a trove of newly released White House tapes, on extensive interviews with White House staff, and on dramatic archival material that has only recently come to light, The Heart of Power explores the hidden ways in which presidents shape our destinies through their own experiences. Taking a close look at Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, the book shows what history can teach us as we confront the health care challenges of the twenty-first century.

Fahrenheit 451

June 3, 2018

 

Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings….Heinrich Heine

In a future bookless, gunless, cashless police state world all books are burnt & it is illegal to own one. Each home has a 24/7 artificial intelligence surveillance system as predicted in George Orwell’s 1984 that is listening even when turned off. Biometrics fingerprints serve as ID, transactions & GPS grid tracking. The motto started by Attorney General Janet Reno (that torched Waco) “See Something – Say Something” of citizens spying on each other is the Police State motto still. The Fire Departments are the ones burning the books. History is rewritten including Benjamin Franklin started first Fire Department that burnt books.

Fahrenheit 451 is based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel. In a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and “firemen” burn books, Jordan plays Guy Montag, a young fireman who struggles with his role as law enforcer and with his “mentor”, played by Shannon. We are not born equal. We must be made equal by the fire…and then we can be happy.

Why Guns & MTV ?

June 2, 2018

Think it can’t happen in America ? It already has to the Native American Indians, African Slaves & concentration camps of Japanese during WW2 in American .

Gunless Slaves

June 2, 2018

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Why are slaves never allowed to own guns ? 2A !

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Why gun control ? Because ARMED people will NOT willingly load themselves into railroad boxcars.

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“Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” – Mao Zedong

In 1949, Mao enacted gun control on his civilian population. Shortly after, he proceeded to commit one of the largest mass murders in the history of mankind. Over 35 million of his own people = DEMOCIDE. 

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Gun Control ? Governments killed (Democide & Genocide) 250 million people last century…..feel free to lecture me about owning firearms…….

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Gun control doesn’t mean what you think it means. It means only the state will have guns. If you think that’s a good idea you need to read a history book.


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