Reading Recommendations: True Compass, a memoir Edward M. Kennedy
The youngest of nine children born to Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, he came of age among siblings from whom much as expected. As a young man, he played a key role in the presidential campaign of his brother John P. Kennedy, recounted here in loving detail. In 1962, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he began a fascinating political education and became a legislator.
In this historic memoir, Ted Kennedy takes us inside his family, recreating life with his parents and brothers and explaining their profound impact on him. For the first time, he describes his heartbreak and years of struggle in the wake of their deaths. Through it all, he describes his work in the Senate on the major issues of our time, civil rights, Vietnam, Watergate, the quest for peace in Northern Ireland, and the cause of his life; improved healthcare for all Americans, a fight influenced by his own experiences in hospitals.
His life has been marked by tragedy and perseverance, a love of family, and an abiding faith. There have been controversies, too. And Kennedy addresses them, too, as well as falling in love again at mid life. Many books have been written about the Kennedy's. True Compass will endure as the definite account from a member of this well-known family and a deeply moving story of a life like none other.
-From the new book shelves. Mary Lee, our librarian, tells me she's had many requests for the Kennedy Memoir.
Being kind in a genuine and positive way truly is an art, and it is an art that can be learned. Stefan Einhorn believes it is the single most important factor in achieving success and satisfaction in life, being a good person can make you happier, richer, more successful, and fulfilled.
Although it inevitably plays a part in our everyday actions, being kind is not always easy to put into practice. In all of life's dilemmas we calculate, whether consciously or subconsciously, what the consequences of our behavior, good or bad, are likely to be.
It is this ethical intelligence that Stefan Einhorn believes demonstrates our ability to be a good person. Partially inherited and developed in childhood, ethical intelligence continues to grow throughout our lives. In this ground breaking book, Einhorn reveals the five life altering tools we can use to help us focus on integrating kindness into our everyday lives.
Offering both immediate and long term solutions, as well as guidance to help us navigate difficult situations, this unique book holds a special key to a life of kindness.
At a time when animal spies are becoming extinct on every continent and we are confronted with bad news about the environment nearly every day, Jane Goodall, one of the world's most renowned scientists, brings us new hope for the future of the animal kingdom. With the insatiable curiosity and conversational prose that has made her a best selling author Goodall, along with Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard and co-author Gail Hudson, reveals fascinating survival stories about formerly endangered species whose populations are now recovering. Discover such incredible cases as:
-Glorious whooping cranes learning a new migration route from Wisconsin to Florida by following an ultralight aircraft.
-Magnificent short-tailed albatrosses whose population plummeted to under one hundred, and the dedicated scientist who risked his life on remote mountainous islands to save them.
The tahki or Przewalski's horse, native to Mongolia's high desert grasslands, which became extinct on the wild in 1968 with only a handfull existing in European zoos for decades, before being reintroduced to its native homeland in the 1990s.
And much more-
Hope For Animals and Their World
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presents an uplifting, motivating message for the future of animal human co-existence., Hope for Animals and Their World, How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink, Jane Goodall with Thane Maynard and Gail Hudson, The Art of Being Kind, Stefan Einhorn