Fifty Years Fighting Book

Fifty Years Fighting

  • Author : Jan de Vries
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-04-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780570310

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Fifty Years Fighting is the sequel to Jan de Vries's popular first autobiographical volume, A Step At A Time, which prompted readers to ask for more information about the life of the legendary alternative medicine guru. In Fifty Years Fighting, de Vries focuses on his lengthy struggle for the recognition of alternative medicine. He details how he was threatened with imprisonment by the Inspectorate of Health early in his career and reveals how the same organisation is now promoting this form of medicine today to the extent that, in his home country of Holland, a great majority of doctors have adopted alternative medicine in the way that he envisioned and campaigned for many years before. In the second part of his autobiographical trilogy, de Vries also describes some of the methods of alternative medicine he has used down the years and the remarkable results he has obtained while administering these treatments. Fifty Years Fighting is packed with intriguing case histories from Jan's vast experience of practising homoeopathy. Some are very surprising, while others give helpful tips for the reader. Invaluable advice is offered as to what patients can do to help themselves in certain circumstances and on how to obtain physical, mental - and most importantly - spiritual health in life.

National Parks Forever Book

National Parks Forever

  • Author : Jonathan B. Jarvis
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2022-05-27
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226819105

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Two leaders of the National Park Service provide a front-row seat to the disastrous impact of partisan politics over the past fifty years—and offer a bold vision for the parks’ future. The US National Parks, what environmentalist and historian Wallace Stegner called America’s “best idea,” are under siege. Since 1972, partisan political appointees in the Department of the Interior have offered two conflicting views of the National Park Service (NPS): one vision emphasizes preservation and science-based decision-making, and another prioritizes economic benefits and privatization. These politically driven shifts represent a pernicious, existential threat to the very future of our parks. For the past fifty years, brothers Jonathan B. and T. Destry Jarvis have worked both within and outside NPS as leaders and advocates. National Parks Forever interweaves their two voices to show how our parks must be protected from those who would open them to economic exploitation, while still allowing generations to explore and learn in them. Their history also details how Congress and administration appointees have used budget and staffing cuts to sabotage NPS’s ability to manage the parks and even threatened their existence. Drawing on their experience, Jarvis and Jarvis make a bold and compelling proposal: that it is time for NPS to be removed from the Department of the Interior and made an independent agency, similar to the Smithsonian Institution, giving NPS leaders the ability to manage park resources and plan our parks’ protection, priorities, and future.

Fifty Years on the Old Frontier as Cowboy  Hunter  Guide  Scout  and Ranchman Book

Fifty Years on the Old Frontier as Cowboy Hunter Guide Scout and Ranchman

  • Author : James Henry Cook
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 1957
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 0806117613

Fifty Years on the Old Frontier as Cowboy Hunter Guide Scout and Ranchman Excerpt :

The keen-eyed, cool-headed, and fearless men (Kit Carson, Jim Bridger, Buffalo Bill Cody, Big Foot Wallace, and Captain Jim Cook, among others) who were pivotal personalities for more than half a century in the almost ceaseless task of clearing the way for and guarding the lives and properties of explorers, emigrants, and settlers in the West, are an extinct type of pioneer, Accounts of the heroic deeds of this handful of men, however, remain today as indelible records that dramatize the melting away of this country’s vast frontiers.

Tailspin Book
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  • Author : Steven Brill
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2018-05-29
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524731649

Tailspin Excerpt :

In this revelatory narrative covering the years 1967 to 2017, Steven Brill gives us a stunningly cogent picture of the broken system at the heart of our society. He shows us how, over the last half century, America’s core values—meritocracy, innovation, due process, free speech, and even democracy itself—have somehow managed to power its decline into dysfunction. They have isolated our best and brightest, whose positions at the top have never been more secure or more remote. The result has been an erosion of responsibility and accountability, an epidemic of shortsightedness, an increasingly hollow economic and political center, and millions of Americans gripped by apathy and hopelessness. By examining the people and forces behind the rise of big-money lobbying, legal and financial engineering, the demise of private-sector unions, and a hamstrung bureaucracy, Brill answers the question on everyone’s mind: How did we end up this way? Finally, he introduces us to those working quietly and effectively to repair the damages. At once a diagnosis of our national ills, a history of their development, and a prescription for a brighter future, Tailspin is a work of riveting journalism—and a welcome antidote to political despair.

Fifty Years of Thunderbolt Tradition Book

Fifty Years of Thunderbolt Tradition

  • Author : Jim Hansen
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2006-08
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595405695

Fifty Years of Thunderbolt Tradition Excerpt :

No other high school in Nebraska evokes as much pride, passion, inspiration, and devotion as Pius X High School. The school that was started in 1956 and remains today Nebraska's largest co-educational parochial school, is a beacon for success and leadership. Thunderbolt athletics has been a bench mark for programs to follow, and only those privileged few student athletes who have had the opportunity to don the Pius X uniform can begin to understand why that is so. Pius X's undeniably rich tradition and success over the past fifty years are enough to separate it from other schools: 54 state titles in both boy and girl sports, 12 all sports awards, nine state football championships, and countless academic all state athletes. Coaches such as Aldrich, Kelley, Aylward, Moore, and Forycki, as well as many others, have set the standard of excellence, and have created the feelings of honor and utmost pride associated with Pius X and being a Thunderbolt. Travel back with us as we take a look at Past great athletes and teams and why they make Pius X such a special and magical place. This is a must read for all past and present Thunderbolt athletes, and for Pius X fans and foes alike. Now read the stories and accounts of past Pius X athletes as they attempt to define the significance of being a part of the storied tradition that is a Pius X Thunderbolt.

The Cosmopolitan Book

The Cosmopolitan

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1900
  • Genre: American literature
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951000745766T

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Fifty Years of Aviation Progress Book

Fifty Years of Aviation Progress

  • Author : United States. National Committee to Observe the 50th Anniversary of Powered Flight
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1953
  • Genre: Aeronautics
  • Pages : 59
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105038412776

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My Forty Year Fight for Korea Book

My Forty Year Fight for Korea

  • Author : Yŏng-sin Im
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1959
  • Genre: Japan
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105120072512

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Ruling Roman Britain Book

Ruling Roman Britain

  • Author : David Braund
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : 0415008042

Ruling Roman Britain Excerpt :

Ruling Roman Britain locates the island in the broader context of Roman imperial thought and action from the late republic and Julius Caesar to the end of the first century AD.

All Hands Book

All Hands

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1950
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:C2558614

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General Farm Legislation Book

General Farm Legislation

  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1937
  • Genre: Agriculture
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015067971203

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