Portraits of Freedom
Author: Bob Davies, Lela Gilbert
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Bob Davies and Lela Gilbert share stories about people from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities and situations who have broken free from homosexual lifestyles through the power of Christ.
Breach of Peace
Author: Eric Etheridge
Now for the first time in paperback and with sixteen additional profiles of Freedom Riders, this classic photo-history offers readers a rare opportunity to engage with unsung individuals of the civil rights movement through mug shots, portraits, bios, and interviews
Portraits of Freedom
Author: American International Group, Inc
Portraits of Courage
Author: George W. Bush
#1 New York Times bestseller | Amazon "Best Books of the Month" A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America’s military veterans. With Forewords by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Growing out of President Bush’s own outreach and the ongoing work of the George W. Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative, Portraits of Courage brings together sixty-six full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served our nation with honor since 9/11—and whom he has come to know personally. Our men and women in uniform have faced down enemies, liberated millions, and in doing so showed the true compassion of our nation. Often, they return home with injuries—both visible and invisible—that intensify the challenges of transitioning into civilian life. In addition to these burdens, research shows a civilian-military divide. Seventy-one percent of Americans say they have little understanding of the issues facing veterans, and veterans agree: eighty-four percent say that the public has "little awareness" of the issues facing them and their families. Each painting in this meticulously produced hardcover volume is accompanied by the inspiring story of the veteran depicted, written by the President. Readers can see the faces of those who answered the nation’s call and learn from their bravery on the battlefield, their journeys to recovery, and the continued leadership and contributions they are making as civilians. It is President Bush’s desire that these stories of courage and resilience will honor our men and women in uniform, highlight their family and caregivers who bear the burden of their sacrifice, and help Americans understand how we can support our veterans and empower them to succeed. President Bush will donate his net author proceeds from PORTRAITS OF COURAGE to the George W. Bush Presidential Center, a non-profit organization whose Military Service Initiative works to ensure that post-9/11 veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life with a focus on gaining meaningful employment and overcoming the invisible wounds of war.
Author: Jabari Asim
When Ezra Taplin, a ten-year-old slave, and his father are set free by Union soldiers, they must learn how to live as free men while struggling to discover the true meaning of freedom.
Freedom Cannot Rest
Author: Lisa Frederiksen Bohannon
Publisher: Morgan Reynolds Pub
Presents the life and accomplishments of the equality activist who advised the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which influenced the sit-in movement of the early 1960s.
Author: Raoul Martinez
The ideal of freedom is at the heart of our political and economic system. It is foundational to our sense of justice, our way of life, our conception of what it is to be human. But are we free in the way that we think we are? In Creating Freedom, Raoul Martinez brings together a torrent of mind-expanding ideas, facts, and arguments to dismantle sacred myths central to our society—myths about free will, free markets, free media, and free elections. From the lottery of our birth to the consent-manufacturing influence of concentrated power, this far-reaching manifesto lifts the veil on the mechanisms of control that pervade our lives. It shows that the more we understand how the world shapes us, the more effectively we can shape the world. A highly original exploration of the most urgent questions of our time, Creating Freedom reveals that we are far less free than we like to think, but it also shows that freedom is something we can create together. In fact, our very survival may depend on our doing so.
Creating a likeness of a person is one of the greatest challenges an artist can face. In this book, John Howard Sanden makes the challenge much more achievable by breaking it down into 29 logical steps. Working in the exciting premier coup tradition, you will learn to execute a finished portrait in a single sitting, starting with your very first stroke. Perfected by Sanden over three decades of painting and teaching, this comprehensive method will help you create convincing, lively portraits every time. Features two complete portrait-painting demonstrations! It's the clearest instruction you'll ever see on how to paint portraits in oil!
The portrait is one of the most pure collaborative efforts in the art world. The artist is the creator, but she or he is wholly dependent on the sitter for inspiration and stimulus. When the subject is famous, the artist must often compromise true expression for the vanity of the person being painted. Though that would seemingly make the portrait less appealing artistically, in truth the collaborative nature of the portrait often makes it artistically unique, a blending of the artist's style with the desires of the sitter. This work takes a fresh look at the portraits of 13 American women (Marian Anderson, Clara Barton, Mary McLeod Bethune, Pearl Buck, Mary Cassatt, Isadora Duncan, Marianne Moore, Georgia O'Keeffe, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gertrude Stein, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman and Martha Washington) and the artists who created them. In examining the work of such artists as Abraham Walkowitz, John Graham, Betsy Graves Reyneau, Michael Alexander Werboff, and Brenda Putnam, one comes to see the unique combination of the personality of the sitter and the style of the artist.
Henry's Freedom Box
Author: Ellen Levine
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author and a Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist. Henry Brown doesn't know how old he is. Nobody keeps records of slaves' birthdays. All the time he dreams about freedom, but that dream seems farther away than ever when he is torn from his family and put to work in a warehouse. Henry grows up and marries, but he is again devastated when his family is sold at the slave market. Then one day, as he lifts a crate at the warehouse, he knows exactly what he must do: He will mail himself to the North. After an arduous journey in the crate, Henry finally has a birthday -- his first day of freedom.
The challenge is freedom
Author: Earl Hubbard, Gallery of Modern Art Including the Huntington Hartford Collection
Portraits of Courage
Author: Julie Whidden Long
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Portraits of Courage is the story of fourteen Baptist heroes and is written for first-time readers of Baptist History and for Youth. As such, it is the only book of its kind. Long writes with lively prose about a select group of individuals who led outstanding Christian lives while serving as Baptists. Heroes in this book include John Smyth, John Clarke, Ann Hasseltine Judson, Jesse Mercer, Lottie Moon, William Knibb, Louise (Lulu) Fleming, Walter Rauschenbusch, Martin Luther King, Jr., Addie Davis, Jimmy Carter, Leena Lavanya, Theo Angelov, and Olu Menjay. While some names are more familiar than others, each has left an enduring legacy. Special features of the book include: a timeline of events covering 400 years of Baptist life in several countries; an introduction that defines a Baptist hero; and, dozens of illustrations and sidebars for terminology and other additional information. This book is written with youth in mind, but any who spend time with it will learn much about those who made a difference in the world while serving God through Baptist life.
All the poems between My Momma Did Say I Would Meet A Girl Like You and Untitled are observations, reminiscences, and insights stories within a story. Using the river motif and oral tradition in Untitled the poet underscores certain thematic and analogous paradigms within a socio-cultural, geo-political landscape. This landscape is America. Why America? Well, Long Creek runs from the back of our house into the Roaring River. Moreover, all the diverse rivers of the world run into the great rivers of America. Similarly, peoples from across the globe stream into America the land of opportunity. America then, has become an inter-cultural, intracultural dynamic; framework a cauldron that brews an alchemy of ideas that is characteristic of a renewed people called Americans. Many of the poems, their titles and the images within them, find a connection, a culmination even, in the last poem of this collection, the revelation Untitled.