Author: John Thomas Read
Publisher: Mill City Press, Incorporated
Release Date: 2010-10-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Based in an original and insightful exploration of the nature of consciousness and the meaning of meditation, "Aikido, Aikibojitsu and the Structure of Natural Law" offers a compelling description of the behavior of energy in non-resistant systems in general, and in particular the behavior of energy in the spiritually profound art forms of Aikido and Aikibojitsu. "This book allows students to see through the teacher's eyes what is possible. Don't let the technical language get in your way. Reach deep, take up your staff, and let yourself step into the profound insights of this remarkable teacher." - Kelly Koerner, PhD, Seattle, WA (3rd Dan Aikido.) "Tom Read is a unique teacher of the martial arts, a real living treasure. His ideas have influenced my own training in Aikido immensely. The publication of this book represents a paradigm shift of major significance." - George Ledyard, Chief Instructor, Aikido Eastside, Seattle, WA (6th Dan Aikido.) About the Author John Thomas Read began formal Aikido training in 1969 as a way to deepen his study of Zen meditation. In 1974, he moved to Japan where he studied with Masters Michio Hikitsuchi (Aikido 10th dan), Yasushi Tojima, and other senior teachers of the Aiki Kumano Juku Dojo. After returning from Japan, Read Sensei opened Northcoast Aikido (Arcata, CA) in 1977 with formal written sanction from Master Michio Hikitsuchi. He continues to teach both Aikido and Aikibojitsu at Northcoast Aikido and in seminars across the USA and internationally. He may be reached through the Aikibojitsu website www.aikibojitsu.com.
Author: John Koerner
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Release Date: 2014-11-28
This book breaks new ground in two important areas that have yet to be linked and explored by any JFK-assassination historian. John Koerner argues that the CIA’s secret drug trade in Laos, and the president’s effort to end it, provided the primary motive that the CIA needed to assassinate the president. A lot of effort has been made to examine the president’s Vietnam policy, but precious little attention has been paid to the opium trade in Laos that was making the CIA wealthy and powerful beyond its wildest dreams. This book chronicles the president’s secret war with the CIA over Laos, a high-stakes game that cost him his life. Koerner also links the JFK assassination and the drug trade with the other three major assassinations of the 1960s: Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Robert F. Kennedy. We will see that all four of the assassinations are linked together, all funded and executed by the CIA to silence the four most vocal leaders who were opposed to the agency’s pro-war and pro-drug policy in Laos and Vietnam. Finally, Koerner examines the impact this has had on the course of history, and imagines a world where these men had lived.
Author: Steven I. Wilkinson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2015-02-12
Steven I. Wilkinson explores how India has succeeded in keeping the military out of politics, when so many other countries have failed. He uncovers the command and control strategies, the careful ethnic balancing, and the political, foreign policy, and strategic decisions that have made the army safe for Indian democracy.
Author: Michael Buhr
Release Date: 2013-12-26
Genre: Martial arts
Many martial arts and qigong practices speak of the need to move from the center, to 'round the crotch', to open the Huiyin point, and to relax the waist and hips. Due to the "private" nature of this area of the body, there are few if any martial art teachers who publicly describe methods regarding how to achieve these results. And so the pelvic area (a.k.a. dan-tian or hara) remains the most difficult area of the body for many practitioners to understand, feel, relax, and open. This book weaves together personal insights, practical tips, and a wide range of excerpts and references taken from martial arts, qigong, and other clinical books and articles to offer a functional path for higher level martial arts development. This is the first and only book dedicated to the topic of developing the pelvic area for the martial arts. You simply will not find this wealth of information, in one place, anywhere else!
Author: Jessie Jones
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Performing Arts
THE STORY: ...And, yes, it's set in Texas! This deliriously funny Southern-fried farce finds the Verdeen cousins of Sweetgum, Texas--Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette--teetering on the brink of disaster again. Gaynelle, frustrated and frazzled from
Author: Michael Crummey
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Release Date: 2011-03-29
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book, Caribbean & Canada and the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award; Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Book Award, and the Winterset Award When a whale beaches itself on the shore of the remote coastal town of Paradise Deep, the last thing any of the townspeople expect to find inside it is a man, silent and reeking of fish, but remarkably alive. The discovery of this mysterious person, soon christened Judah, sets the town scrambling for answers as its most prominent citizens weigh in on whether he is man or beast, blessing or curse, miracle or demon. Though Judah is a shocking addition, the town of Paradise Deep is already full of unusual characters. King-me Sellers, self-appointed patriarch, has it in for an inscrutable woman known only as Devine’s Widow, with whom he has a decades-old feud. Her granddaughter, Mary Tryphena, is just a child when Judah washes ashore, but finds herself tied to him all her life in ways she never expects. Galore is the story of the saga that develops between these families, full of bitterness and love, spanning two centuries. With Paradise Deep, award-winning novelist Michael Crummey imagines a realm where the line between the everyday and the otherworldly is impossible to discern. Sprawling and intimate, stark and fantastical, Galore is a novel about the power of stories to shape and sustain us.
Author: Jessie Jones
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Performing Arts
THE STORY: In this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins--Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette--could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have delighted local gossips in the s
Author: Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Genre: Study Aids
"Admission Possible "doesn't just describe college admissions--it shows exactly what to say and do every step along the way from freshman through senior year of high school, using fully illustrated examples and checklists.
Author: Jo Deurbrouck
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Adventure and adventurers
Anything Worth Doing tells the unforgettable true story of larger-than-life whitewater raft guides Clancy Reece and Jon Barker, two men who share a love of wild rivers and an unbending will to live life on their terms, no matter the cost.
Author: Patrick J. Sloyan
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Investigative reporter Patrick J. Sloyan, a former member of the White House Press Corps, revisits the last years of John F. Kennedy's presidency, his fateful involvement with Diem's assassination, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Civil Rights Movement. Using recently released White House tape recordings and interviews with key inside players, The Politics of Deception reveals: Kennedy's secret behind-the-scenes deals to resolve the Cuban Missile Crisis.The overthrow and assassination of President Diem.Kennedy's hostile interactions with and attempts to undermine Martin Luther King, Jr. Kennedy's secret and fascinating dealings with Diem, General Curtis LeMay, King and Fidel Castro. Kennedy's last year in office, and his preparation for the election that never was. The Politics of Deception is a fresh and revealing look at an iconic president and the way he attempted to manage public opinion and forge his legacy, sure to appeal to both history buffs and those who were alive during his presidency.
Author: Dean R. Owen
Release Date: 2015-11-10
Genre: Political Science
Gripping, personal stories about the life and death of President Kennedy. In November 22, 1963, Dean Owen curates a fascinating collection of interviews and thought-provoking commentaries from notable men and women connected to that notorious Friday afternoon. Those who worked closely with the president, civil rights leaders, celebrities, prominent journalists, and political allies are among the many voices asked to share their reflections on the significance of that day and the legacy of JFK. A few of the names include: Tom Brokaw, a young reporter in Omaha in 1963 Andy Rooney, veteran television and radio newscaster Letitia Baldrige, former Chief of Staff to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Congressman John Lewis, sole survivor of the ?Big Six” black leaders who met the president after the March on Washington in August of 1963 Cliff Robertson, Academy Award?winning actor who portrayed JFK in PT 109 With a compelling foreword from renowned author and journalist Helen Thomas, November 22, 1963 investigates not only where we were that day nearly fifty years ago, but where we have been since. A commemorative and insightful read, this book will unite generations. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history—books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Author: Bill Sanderson
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2016-11-01
An in-depth look at Pulitzer Prize–winning White House reporter Merriman Smith and his biggest story: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Thanks to one reporter’s skill, we can fix the exact moment on November 22, 1963, when the world stopped and held its breath: At 12:34 p.m. central time, UPI White House reporter Merriman Smith broke the news that shots had been fired at President Kennedy’s motorcade. Most people think Walter Cronkite was the first to tell America about the assassination. But when Cronkite broke the news on TV, he read from one of Smith’s dispatches. At Parkland Hospital, Smith saw President Kennedy’s blood-soaked body in the back of his limousine before the emergency room attendants arrived. Two hours later, he was one of three journalists to witness President Johnson’s swearing-in aboard Air Force One. Smith rightly won a Pulitzer Prize for the vivid story he wrote for the next day’s morning newspapers. Until this book, the full story of how Smith pulled off the most amazing reportorial coup has never been told. With access to a trove of Smith’s personal letters and papers and through interviews with Smith’s family and colleagues, veteran news reporter Bill Sanderson cracks open the legend. Bulletins from Dallas tells for the first time how Smith beat his competition on the story, and shows how the biggest scoop of his career foreshadowed his personal downfall. “So much of what we know about any story depends on how reporters do their work. Bill Sanderson takes us through every heartbreaking minute of one of the biggest stories of our lifetime, with sharp detail and powerful observations. As you read the book, you’ll feel all the pressure and adrenaline rush of a reporter on deadline.” —Neal Shapiro, former president of NBC News, current president of WNET