Against all odds

the strange destiny of a Balinese prince

Author: Idanna Pucci,A. A. M. Djelantik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789799697547

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

View: 7953


Against All Odds

A Chronicle of the Eritrean Revolution : with a New Foreword on the Postwar Transition

Author: Dan Connell

Publisher: The Red Sea Press

ISBN: 9781569020463

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

View: 6420

A firsthand account of Eritrea's epic 30-year struggle for independence and social justice. 'An inspiring story of courage, dedication, achievement and hope with important lessons to teach' - Noam Chomsky 'Connell writes in the engaged tradition of John Reed and Edgar Snow' - Basil Davidson

Against All Odds

Readers Theatre for Grades 3-8

Author: Suzanne I. Barchers,Michael Ruscoe

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591586771

Category: Drama

Page: 251

View: 4701

Presents readers theatre scripts for middle grade students to build reading fluency and is meant to inspire because of the thematic concentration on perseverance and the ability to overcome adversity.

A Child Against All Odds

Author: Lord Robert Winston

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446437566

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 4428

Compared to the famously fecund rabbit, for whom a single act of coitus has a 90% chance of creating a litter of up to 12 rabbits, humans are very infertile animals. Here in the UK, the average chance of conception is about 18% per month. And in 98% of cases, successful conception leads only to the birth of a single infant. It is unsurprising then that huge efforts have been made to increase our fertility. In vitro fertilisation, first attempted one hundred years ago, has now become big business. Market forces, combined with the desperation of many couples to fulfil their biological imperative, have pushed doctors and scientists closer to the boundaries of what is desirable or ethical. And as we are increasingly able to access and control the embryo, the opportunities of altering human genetics to eradicate disease, but also to change human characteristics, becomes a real, and to some, frightening possibility. A Child Against All Odds is a ground-breaking book for Robert Winston as it falls squarely in his area of expertise. It combines his work at Hammersmith Hospital as one of the country's leading fertility specialists, with a hard-hitting, sometimes humorous, often controversial look at the scientific, social and ethical background of man's struggle to discover and control the secrets of reproduction. Drawing on personal and professional experience, it is the definitive account of modern reproductive technology from a practitioner who has spent his professional life at the forefront of this most fascinating and emotive area of science.

Against All Odds

Models of Subversive Spaces in National Socialist Germany

Author: Corina L. Petrescu

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039118458

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 2473

This study comprises an analysis of public spheres in National Socialist Germany. It investigates where and under what circumstances resistance to Hitler's regime was possible. The author focuses on the space of the crypto-public - defined as a politicized private sphere - as a potential realm for anti-state activism. Based on the activities of four organizations operating in Germany between 1933 and 1944 - the "Jewish Cultural Association Berlin," the "Kreisau Circle," the "White Rose," and the "Schulze-Boysen/Harnack Organization" - she analyzes how this social locus functioned to foster resistance to National Socialism. She examines the artifacts of these groups - leaflets, pamphlets, politico-economic treatises, and theater performances - in order to establish models of crypto-public spaces and evaluate their possibilities and limitations as sites of resistance.

Winning Against All Odds

Leave the Past Behind, Turn Failure Into Opportunity, Equip Yourself for Success

Author: Donald Shorter

Publisher: Harrison House Publishers

ISBN: 1577948483

Category: Religion

Page: 227

View: 1850

Readers discover how to build a solid foundation in their inner man to weather the storms of life and turn those difficulties around as stepping stones for their future success. Dr. Don Shorter shares through extensive personal experience and scriptural principles that believers can move into a rewarding life through the Word of God. Opposition should not be a stopping point for believers, but another chance for God to show Himself strong on their behalf. By removing obstacles and hindrances through making simple adjustments, readers will be on their way to success. They will discover a winner's lifestyle of talking success, believing they are successful, and living like a winner. More than just another motivational book, Dr. Shorter reveals the importance of fighting the fight of faith in your thought life. By cultivating positive thoughts uncovered in God's Word, readers will renew their minds to the principles of a winner's lifestyle. Shorter gives inspiration and sound biblical advice to win in life much like John Maxwell's book, Today Matters. Where Maxwell encourages readers to focus on 12 principles on a daily basis for success, Shorter simplifies this process by giving readers spiritual principles and instruction on how to be led by the spirit of God in day to day decisions.

Against All Odds

Ten Entrepreneurs Who Followed Their Hearts and Found Success

Author: Wendy Beech

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471436895

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3060

Learn and be inspired by the fascinating true stories behind 10leading lights in black enterprise today . . . * While she won't share the formulas for her world-renowned hotsauces, Vivian Gibson, CEO of The MillCreek Company, is glad toimpart her recipe for transforming a passion for cooking into amultimillion-dollar enterprise. * He went from sleeping in Central Park to heading a major filmproduction and syndication company. Get the details on how FrankMercado-Valdes's love of classic black films led to the creation ofthe African Heritage Network. * At only 34 years old, Alonzo Washington is head of his own comicbook publishing empire. Find out how this committed politicalactivist used his genius for cartooning to promote minority causesand make a fortune doing it. Discover the compelling true stories of how these and seven otherAfrican-American men and women beat the odds to become some oftoday's most successful black entrepreneurs.In a series of intimateprofiles, journalist/author Wendy Harris details the paths theytraveled, the obstacles they overcame, and the important lessonsthey learned along the way about what it takes to succeed inbusiness.

Against All Odds

Author: Herbert Fowle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595387519

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 508

View: 6807

Upon completion of basic training at Camp Wolters Texas Infantry Replacement Training Center, the author shipped overseas to the European Theater of Operations.After a rough crossing of the English Channel and passing through several replacement depots, he was assigned to an infantry line company. The unit, severely decimated by casualties, was currently engaged in the bloody battle of Hurtgen Forrest. Though trained as a rifleman, he volunteered to be a light machine gunner, though he knew that the automatic weapons of the company were a prime target for enemy gunners. He was also aware that the life expectancy of a machine gunner was considerably shorter than that of a rifleman. However, when the company commander made it clear that someone had to be a machine gunner and, since no one else volunteered, the author reluctantly laid down his trusty M-1 rifle and filled the vacancy. During the balance of the conflict, the author raised the average life of a light machine gunner considerably. Though he was a late combat arrival, he earned three campaign stars and beat all the odds when, by the end of the war, they had not yet fired the bullet with his name on it.

Against All Odds

Holocaust Survivors and the Successful Lives They Made in America

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412816618

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

View: 5741

A study of Holocaust survivors who came to America offers a portrait of who they were and how they picked up the pieces of their lives

Mark Whitacre Against All Odds

How ''The Informant'' and his Family Turned Defeat into Triumph

Author: Stevin Hoover

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 144156893X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 292

View: 1217

In this touching story about the highest-level executive to turn whistleblower of all time, Mark Whitacre tells all. Enormously revealing and moving, this biography shares with its readers how, via faith in God and the patient love of his wife Ginger, Mark is today an inspiring spiritual force for good in the world. Written with finesse and passion, Mark Whitacre Against All Odds reveals the family’s perspective, especially how Ginger kept Mark alive. Through her, his story begins where most other incarcerated men’s ends— in prison. It details how Whitacre got down on his knees in a filthy cell and begged God for guidance; how, from that moment on, he removed fears or doubts in his existence. Liberated after nearly a decade in prison, Whitacre’s essential message is simple—live by the Golden Rule, always tell the truth, look for the good in everyone, and know that spiritual wealth is far more important than material wealth. Author Stevin Hoover invites everyone to learn why Whitacre is called a national hero by the FBI and a spiritual inspiration by Paul A. Willis who wrote the Foreword. Discover how Whitacre is now dedicated to living in accordance with spiritual principles that apply to everyone’s life. Well-written, candid, and sincere, Mark Whitacre Against All Odds is one of the best of the world’s tell-alls—as genial, eccentric, and unique as Whitacre’s life. Read this book and discover how Mark Whitacre has triumphed against all odds. Says the author "People say there is nothing certain in life except death and taxes. Well, you can add one more thing to that. The only other thing that is as certain in life as death and taxes is that Ginger and Mark Whitacre will never get divorced. It is an impossibility because their love is unshakable."

Dhirubhai Ambani: Against All Odds

Author: Krishnamurthy

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780070077188

Category: Industrialists

Page: 132

View: 8019

This is a collection of stories not just about dreams but about the price that you pay for achieving them. Dhirubhai's path was liberally sprinkled with obstacles. Some of them were deliberately placed by peers who hoped in vain to slow down his hard-to-beat pace, and some by fate itself. But unlike you and me who would probably change course after overcoming a few, he on the other hand, persevered, found a way around them, bulldozed his way through the others, but more importantly never, ever lost hope, and was rewarded a hundredfold because of it.

Against All Odds

Memoirs of Resilience, Determination, and Luck Amidst Hardship for an African Girl-Child in Her Passionate Pursuit for Education

Author: Betty Ogiel Rubanga

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1524582689

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

View: 4651

This is a true story about a girl-child who was orphaned and raised in the most neglected area of Uganda at that timeKaramoja. Her greatest dream was to get an education, but she had to go through so many heartbreaking obstacles to achieve that dream. The girl-child grew up in settings that are unknown to those in the urban backgrounds, in a region that was a no-go area for the non-natives then. Amidst poverty and in a culture where girl-child education is not a priority, she managed to get to a university, and of all, Makerere University, the oldest and premier institution of higher learning in East Africa. The book is characterized by grit, resilience, and determination. The author clearly brings out the ordeals she went through to gain an education in an environment that is not friendly to a girl-child, worse still for an orphan.

Against All Odds

An Empirical Study about the Situative Pedagogical Ethos of Vocational Trainers

Author: Sarah Forster-Heinzer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462099413

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 330

View: 7432

It is nearly impossible to overestimate the significance of a professional ethos in pedagogical situations. Most theories of education understand ethos and ethical acting as belonging to the core of the pedagogical profession. Despite this evidence, remarkably few empirical studies exist on ethos. This book has three main aims: 1) to conceptualize the pedagogical ethos at the theoretical level, 2) to operationalize it systematically, and 3) to study it empirically from the trainers’ perspective but also from that of apprentices. Part 1 offers a critical discussion on different theoretical approaches of professional morality. These include theories on moral values or professional codes, virtue ethics, professional sensitivity, moral commitment, and caring. Identified communalities are combined to form a new model of professional ethos. More intensively than other existing theories, the ethos approach presented in this book stresses the content’s situational impact on decision-making and motivation. The main question guiding the instrument development, dealt with in Part 2, asks how we can distinguish professional morality from the general notion that people should be good. In order to answer this question, vocational education but also a trainer’s pedagogical duties and responsibilities are discussed. Part 3 then presents the result of two empirical studies with vocational trainers and apprentices. It offers some interesting findings for further reflection – input not only relevant for researchers but also educational institutes, professional associations, and practitioners themselves. In short: this book contributes significantly to research on professional morality as well as vocational education.

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When Faith Is All You Have

Author: Marcia M. Thomas

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1622302257

Category: Religion

Page: 142

View: 3712

Against All Odds: When Faith Is All You Have follows one woman's journey to truth, seeking to live through the Word of God. Walking in faith through life and all of its circumstances can be a difficult journey at times. The theme of this book is the stability of God's love and faithfulness in every situation and experience. Whether in times of joy or tears, the love and faithfulness of Jesus Christ remains the same. This book will stir your spirit to seek God for a more powerful life by living in His peace. "Marcia M. Thomas does an excellent job of conveying the beauty of God's grace. As she transparently shares her story, the faithfulness of God, through the good and bad times, is seen over and over again. This book consistently reminds me that the unconditional love God has for us is real." Kendolyn Walker- Editor Marcia M. Thomas was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, West Indies. She migrated to the United States with her siblings in November 1971, to join her parents. Marcia is a single mom currently living in Brooklyn, New York. She has three adult children and one teenager. She loves to sing, dance and use her acting skills to tell others about God's love. Marcia loves the Lord and is a firm believer that through prayer and trusting God's Word, nothing is impossible!

AGAINST ALL ODDS

Author: OLA ABODERIN

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496978617

Category: Self-Help

Page: 226

View: 2537

You never know how strong you are until you rouse the champion in you! Against All Odds chronicles the real-life stories of men and women who conquered personal and societal limitations to achieve the seemingly impossible. In Against All Odds, you'll discover, among other riveting narratives, how * George Carver overcame chronic disease, deprivation, and discrimination to become a remarkable scientist and renowned inventor; * Elizabeth Blackwell rose above gender bias and fierce opposition to become the first woman to earn a degree in medicine; * Abraham Lincoln became a celebrated lawyer, legislator, and president despite his prolonged battle with depression, defeat, and distress; * Fanny Crosby, the blind girl from a backwater town, became the most prolific hymn writer in history; * Harriet Tubman overcame the horrors of a turbulent and traumatic childhood to liberate herself from the bondage of slavery and helped to rescue many other slaves from the captivity of their cruel masters; and * Ben Carson successfully battled mediocrity and low self-esteem to change his reputation from being the "dumbest student" in the class to being one of the most brilliant doctors in the world.

Against All Odds

Author: Linda Paton

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468916912

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 2788

I went through cancer twice whilst coping with a difficult relationship. I'm hoping my book may help anyone that is going through cancer. Against all the odds I survived and so did the relationship.

Against All Odds

The Struggle for Racial Integration in Religious Organizations

Author: Brad Christerson,Korie L. Edwards,Michael O. O. Emerson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814722245

Category: Religion

Page: 197

View: 8374

Religious institutions continue to be among the most segregated organizations in modern America. This book looks at the problems faced by integrated churches & examines the development of integrated religious organizations.

Against All Odds

Author: Michael Faunce-Brown

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475937336

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 5003

Tom Hartley, 17, fights for survival, orphaned and alone on sixty thousand acres of Queensland cattle property. “Kind” Kit helps him escape being put into Care, repairs the house, then enslaves him. He is a willing pupil of a barmaid and practices with the girl sent to help him. He fights off a depraved land grabber and joins the army in 1942 resisting Japanese in Singapore. Aided by three soldiers, two pretty girls and an Indonesian boy, they wipe out an airfield and cause mayhem behind enemy lines. He must get vital war plans 3,000 miles to Australia in spite of a traitor. Action comes thick and fast; a mix of tragedy, impossible hurdles and a touch of Romance. The final turn of the screw awaits Tom on his return, as the bank manager goes off with his savings and traps him to await his fate.