My Heart Will Cross This Ocean

My Story, My Son, Amadou

Author: Kadiatou Diallo,Craig Wolff

Publisher: One World

ISBN: 9780307538765

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 5254

Descended from West African kings and healers, raised in the turbulence of Guinea in the 1960s, Kadiatou Diallo was married off at the age of thirteen and bore her first child when she was sixteen. Twenty-three years later, that child—a gentle, innocent young man named Amadou Diallo—was gunned down without cause on the streets of New York City. Now Kadi Diallo tells the astonishing, inspiring story of her life, her loss, and the defiant strength she has always found within. It was Kadi Diallo’s voice that captivated the public when she came to America to defend her slain son, and it is that same voice—candid, wise, and generous—that fills the pages of this extraordinary book. Kadi reaches back to her earliest memories of growing up in Guinea, the daughter of a strict man who was thwarted by the relics of the French colonial system. Raised in a world in which age-old religious and cultural rituals were disappearing before the onslaught of modernity, Kadi saw her own childhood end abruptly at age thirteen when her father literally gave her away in marriage. Kadi prayed for death, but instead she found herself plunged into a baffling new life—the life of a second wife in a strange household in a distant country, and soon afterwards the teenage mother of a sweet-natured son. Yet somehow, Kadi managed not only to survive but to flourish. Despite the rigid strictures of African-Islamic culture, she attended school and later started a successful business of her own. She eventually divorced and remarried and lived for eight years in Bangkok. Back in Guinea, she learned that her oldest child Amadou had been shot in New York City in a case of racial profiling. Kadi read with outrage the American newspaper description of her son as “an unarmed West African street vendor.” “Nothing,” she writes, “could be more distant from the truth.” Now, with great pride and searing love, Kadi Diallo finally tells the truth about herself and her son. My Heart Will Cross This Ocean is an extraordinary book—a girl’s story of desire and innocence, a wife’s story of defiance, a mother’s story of unbearable loss, and a woman’s story of unshakable strength and love. From the Hardcover edition.

Cross the Ocean

Author: Holly Bush

Publisher: Holly Bush Books

ISBN: 1586087711

Category: Fiction

Page: 375

View: 8090

1871 . . . The very proud Duke of Wexford was about to have his orderly world blown apart. At the age of nineteen Blake Sanders had wed a beautiful, dutiful wife, and she had borne him three children. But now as mid-life approached, the Duchess had the unheard of temerity to leave him! Too mortified by her behavior to mix in ton company, Blake sought companionship with his best friend and neighbor, Anthony Burroughs and his wife Elizabeth. But Blake had forgotten the Burroughs were entertaining a houseguest, Elizabeth’s distant cousin, a spinsterish ‘Amazon from America’. Gertrude Finch, a champion for women’s rights, had long ago decided most men were pretty useless other than Uncle Fred who’d raised her on his horse ranch near Chicago. While traveling with other Suffragists, Gert lectured women on the perils of passion, and the value of independence, but thought of neither when Blake kissed her. While opposite in nearly every way, other than an attraction neither could deny, their one night of passion would change her world, and send Gert scurrying her way back home across the ocean. When Blake discovered his heir had stowed away on Gertrude’s ship, he sets out on his own adventure to America, to bring the boy home and to see her once again. Traversing America’s vast wilderness, Blake discovered that Gertrude had changed his life. Whether riding the rails or meeting common folk, Blake saw a whole new way of living, but most of all, he realized something about love. He found he was not immune, and his heart could love, and love deeply.

When Whales Cross the Sea

The Gray Whale Migration

Author: Sharon Katz Cooper

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 147956107X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 9756

"Follows a single gray whale on its annual migration journey"--

To Cross an Ocean


Author: Chris Angelis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539116080


Page: 222

View: 3067

"Answers are sometimes in our grasp, we already know them. We just refuse to accept them... " For Danny, a young American residing in Athens, Greece, life is all but an eternal present. Traumatized by the past and scared of the future, he leads an enigmatic existence sharing a rundown apartment with Yasir and Nazim, two illegal immigrants who try to continue their long journey to Germany. Danny's best friend is Sophia, a young British-Greek woman that clearly desires more than a friendship. The turning point comes when Danny's roommates announce they have finally found a trafficker to get them out of Greece. Danny is now forced to acknowledge his past and face his fears, wondering whether it is too little too late.

You Don't Have to Cross the Ocean to Reach the World

The Power of Local Cross-Cultural Ministry

Author: David Boyd,Che Ahn

Publisher: Chosen Books Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780800794477

Category: Religion

Page: 197

View: 7970

Today's Christian has an unprecedented opportunity to go into all the world for Christ-without leaving home! You can bypass the usual hindrances of language study, visa application and fund-raising. How? By helping your church become a multicultural congregation.

Crossing an Ocean Under Power

Author: Ken Williams


ISBN: 1411619188

Category: Travel

Page: 274

View: 893

Crossing an Ocean Under Power follows a retired software entrepreneur and his computer game designer wife, as they cross the Atlantic on their 62' trawler. Although sailors have been crossing oceans for hundreds of years, the era of couples cruising the world in small powerboats is just beginning. As the book begins, Mr. Williams frankly admits to serious doubts about his boating skills. Mr. Williams chronicles his journey across the Atlantic, as well as his personal journey from "coastal cruiser" to "ocean crosser." Along the way, we learn with him. Sans Souci, his boat, made the trip as part of the historic first Atlantic Power Boat rally (18 small power boats, averaging only 50 feet long, owned and captained mostly by retired couples.) Best described as a "Dummy's Guide to Crossing Oceans," Mr. Williams' honest, and entertaining, style will keep you turning pages as you take this important step in readying yourself for your own long-distance cruising.

Wings to Cross an Ocean

Author: John Paul Padilla

Publisher: Rutledge Books

ISBN: 9781582442099

Category: Religion

Page: 194

View: 3161

In this uplifting and soulfully moving collection of poetry and prose, the author reaches out to all of us who feel isolated or alienated from the mainstream to offer words of encouragement and a message of hope that rings with the clarion call of truth.

The RCC Pilotage Foundation Atlantic Crossing Guide

Author: Jane Russell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408194465

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 4654

The Atlantic Crossing Guide is a complete reference for anyone planning an Atlantic passage in their own boat. It is described by Yachting World magazine as 'An invaluable mixture of planning manual and pilot book, and an essential investment if you're planning to cross the Pond.' From ideal timing, suitable boats, routes, methods of communication and provisioning to sources of regional weather information, hurricane tracks, currents and tides, departure and arrival ports, facilities on arrival and documentation required, the comprehensiveness of this new edition will both inspire dreamers and instill confidence in those about to depart. This is the definitive reference on the subject, relied upon by many thousands of cruisers crossing the Atlantic in both directions and packed with all the information they need. 'I cannot imagine setting sail without it' - SAIL magazine (US)

Western Book of the Dead

First Edition of this Book

Author: Alfred Schmielewski,Yogi A. S. Narayana

Publisher: Greg Henry Waters Group


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 7460

There are no beings, there are only divine thoughts that appear as beings. Shapes constantly transform, manifest, and dissolve, while essential being is forever. Essential Being is the One Being, the that permeates the Cosmos. No being was ever created by anyone, for being is forever in the past, present and future. Being is One. The Ocean of being permeates all beings. Brahma, the Creator is not needed in an eternal cosmos. Vishnu, the Preserver is not needed in an ever transforming cosmos Shiva, the Destroyer is not possible in an eternal cosmos, for all things transform into other things. Although shapes appear and dissolve forever, being never dies nor is being destroyed.

Sabra Crossing

An Ecological Adventure in the North Atlantic

Author: Michael L. Frankel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781879269033

Category: North Atlantic Ocean

Page: 217

View: 4482


Die »Night Sky«-Gemälde von Vija Celmins

Malerei zwischen Repräsentationskritik und Sichtbarkeitsereignis

Author: Eva Reifert

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839419077

Category: Art

Page: 258

View: 7000

Vija Celmins zählt zu den bedeutendsten amerikanischen Künstlerinnen der Gegenwart. Ihr Schaffen aber entzieht sich gängigen kunsthistorischen Kategorien. Eva Reifert nimmt die besondere Phänomenalität der »Night Sky«-Reihe Celmins' zum Ausgangspunkt, um Bezüge zum zeitgenössischen Kontext herzustellen: Bildtheoretische Fragen im Werk von Gerhard Richter bilden dabei ebenso eine Ebene des Vergleichs wie die Repräsentationskritik amerikanischer Prägung. Die Reflexionen auf den Stellenwert und die Aussagekraft der stillen, hochkonzentrierten Arbeiten werden ergänzt durch ein ausführliches Interview mit der Künstlerin.

Over Empires and Oceans

Pioneers, Aviators and Adventurers - Forging the International Air Routes 1918-1939

Author: Robert Bluffield

Publisher: Tattered Flag

ISBN: 0957689268

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 987

This a story of pioneers, intrepid aviators, adventurers, tycoons and innovators. It is also a story of dedication and determination, for despite fixed-wing aircraft proving their value over the battlefields of the Western Front during the First World War, convincing governments and public alike that they had a role in peacetime proved far more challenging. The Americans, as inventors of heavier-than-air powered flight, had briefly courted with a passenger airline across Tampa Bay in 1914, yet it took a further nine years for mail to be flown coast-to-coast. In 1919 a British company made the first international scheduled flight between London and Paris, but the continuation of regular services was thwarted by a less-than-enthusiastic government that allowed its generously subsidised French competition, for a short time at least, to fly cross-Channel passenger schedules unimpeded. The British eventually realzed that fast links with their Empire were vital, followed the example of the French and Dutch who had forged air links with their cousins in North Africa and the Far East. Meanwhile, in South America, the Germans, forbidden under the Versailles Treaty from any major aircraft-building, were establishing cunning supremacy by forming airlines throughout South America and in China. While America awaited a transcontinental passenger service, Juan Trippe's Pan American Airways was crossing swords with Ralph O'Neill of New York, Rio & Buenos Aires Line (NYRBA) for air supremacy between the US, Brazil, Argentina and elsewhere in Latin America that led to the formation of arguably the world's greatest airline. In Russia, Igor Sikorsky had built a vast passenger-carrying aircraft, the Il'ya Muromets, and politicians debated whether giant airships or fixed-wing aircraft should rule the skies _ an issue that was put firmly to bed when the mighty German airship Hindenburg exploded while mooring at Lakehurst in 1937. Robert BluffieldÍs highly researched and detailed account tells the dramatic stories of explorers such as Kingsford Smith, Lindbergh and Cobham, and flamboyant entrepreneurs, some well known, others forgotten, who risked fortunes and reputations to follow their dreams of reaching and ruling the skies over empires, continents and oceans. Against bewildering adversity, corruption, underhanded deals and dwindling resources, these tenacious individuals braved the elements using primitive, entirely unsuitable equipment to establish earth-shrinking aerial services that criss-crossed the great oceans and the globe's most inhospitable territories. These are the stories of those pioneers _ of A_ropostale, CNAC, Air Orient, Imperial Airways, KLM, Deutsche Luft Hansa, Pan Am, SCADTA, The Condor Syndicat, Qantas and others that had a far-reaching impact on the way the modern world would travel.

Early North America (ENHANCED eBook)

Author: Cindy Barden

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1429114967

Category: History

Page: 32

View: 7959

Welcome to the fascinating world of early North America — the land that once was home to mastodons, mammoths, and the hunters who followed the herds. The activities in this book provide an overview of life in North America beginning with the first migrations of people across the Bering land bridge during the last Ice Age. The eight full-color transparencies at the back of the book (print books) or the included PowerPoint slides (eBooks) can be used alone or with specific activities listed in the table of contents. For a print book with the PowerPoint presentation instead of transparencies, please see MP8823.

The World of Myth

An Anthology

Author: David Adams Leeming

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019987896X

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 1765

Hercules, Zeus, Thor, Gilgamesh--these are the figures that leap to mind when we think of myth. But to David Leeming, myths are more than stories of deities and fantastic beings from non-Christian cultures. Myth is at once the most particular and the most universal feature of civilization, representing common concerns that each society voices in its own idiom. Whether an Egyptian story of creation or the big-bang theory of modern physics, myth is metaphor, mirroring our deepest sense of ourselves in relation to existence itself. Now, in The World of Myth, Leeming provides a sweeping anthology of myths, ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and modern science. We read stories of great floods from the ancient Babylonians, Hebrews, Chinese, and Mayans; tales of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and modern science; myths of the mother goddess from Native American Hopi culture and James Lovelock's Gaia. Leeming has culled myths from Aztec, Greek, African, Australian Aboriginal, Japanese, Moslem, Hittite, Celtic, Chinese, and Persian cultures, offering one of the most wide-ranging collections of what he calls the collective dreams of humanity. More important, he has organized these myths according to a number of themes, comparing and contrasting how various societies have addressed similar concerns, or have told similar stories. In the section on dying gods, for example, both Odin and Jesus sacrifice themselves to renew the world, each dying on a tree. Such traditions, he proposes, may have their roots in societies of the distant past, which would ritually sacrifice their kings to renew the tribe. In The World of Myth, David Leeming takes us on a journey "not through a maze of falsehood but through a marvellous world of metaphor," metaphor for "the story of the relationship between the known and the unknown, both around us and within us." Fantastic, tragic, bizarre, sometimes funny, the myths he presents speak of the most fundamental human experience, a part of what Joseph Campbell called "the wonderful song of the soul's high adventure."

THE MAHABHARATA of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa

Complete 18 Parvas

Author: Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa

Publisher: Darryl Morris


Category: Religion

Page: 379

View: 9199

The Mahabharata, "What is found here, may be found elsewhere. What is not found here, will not be found elsewhere." The ancient story of the Mahabharata casts the reader's mind across spiritual and terrestrial vistas and battlefields. Through the experiences of divine incarnations and manifest demons, a great royal dynasty is fractured along fraternal lines, resulting in the greatest war of good and evil ever fought in ancient lands. This most venerable of epics remains profoundly timeless in it teachings of truth, righteousness and liberation. This second edition ebook of the Mahabharata is Kisari Mohan Ganguli's 1896 translation and is complete with all 18 parvas in a single ebook. It features a comprehensive table of contents, book summaries and double linked footnotes.

In the Eastern Seas

Author: William H. Kingston

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845710470

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 9400

William H. Kingston erzählt die Geschichte des Jungen Walter Heathfield und seiner Schwester Emily, die Schiffbruch erleiden und ihren Vater verlieren, aber von einem anderen Schiff gerettet werden. Von dem Kapitän aufgenommen, erleben sie eine aufregende Reise durch den malaiische Archipel. Hierbei handelt es sich um eine englischsprachige Ausgabe.

How Many Oceans Are There?

Author: Jonah Young

Publisher: Ice Press


Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 9331

There are five oceans in the world, the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Southern Oceans. Look into the details of each ocean.

Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment

Author: Dawn P. Flanagan,Samuel O. Ortiz,Vincent C. Alfonso

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118234561

Category: Psychology

Page: 576

View: 5185

The most up-to-date resource of comprehensive information forconducting cross-battery assessments The Cross-Battery assessment approach—also referred to asthe XBA approach—is a time-efficient assessment methodgrounded solidly in contemporary theory and research. The XBAapproach systematically integrates data across cognitive,achievement, and neuropsychological batteries, enablingpractitioners to expand their traditional assessments to morecomprehensively address referral concerns. This approach alsoincludes guidelines for identification of specific learningdisabilities and assessment of cognitive strengths and weaknessesin individuals from culturally and linguistically diversebackgrounds. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series, Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, ThirdEdition is designed to help busy practitioners quickly acquirethe knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use ofpsychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter featuresnumerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points,and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions thathelp you to gauge and reinforce your grasp of the informationcovered. Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition isupdated to include the latest editions of cognitive ability testbatteries , such as the WISC-IV, WAIS-IV, and WJ III COG, andspecial purpose cognitive tests including the WMS-IV and TOMAL-II.This book now also overs many neuropsychological batteries such asthe NEPSY-II and D-KEFS and provides extensive coverage ofachievement batteries and special purpose tests, including theWIAT-III, KM-3, WRMT-3 and TOWL-4. In all, this book includes over100 psychological batteries and 750 subtests, all of which areclassified according to CHC (and many according toneuropsychlogical theory. This useful guide includes a timesavingCD-ROM, Essential Tools for Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA)Applications and Interpretation, which allows users to enter dataand review results and interpretive statements that may be includedin psychological reports. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.