This carefully researched exploration of Native American culture investigates the complex, often misunderstood histories of hundreds of indigenous peoples. Author James Wilson has drawn from ethnographic and archaeological studies, historical texts, and the rich written and oral traditions of Native Americans to complete this important work.
In The Triumph of Improvisation, James Graham Wilson takes a long view of the end of the Cold War, from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979 to Operation Desert Storm in January 1991. Drawing on deep archival research and recently declassified papers, Wilson argues that adaptation, improvisation, and engagement by individuals in positions of power ended the specter of a nuclear holocaust.
These are personal reminiscences of Grant which allow us to peer back in time to see him through the eyes of those who knew him. Some of the anecdotes describe brief encounters with Grant, while others are from historically prominent men who knew Grant well. What they have in common are the intimate details that reveal the personality and character of General Grant.
Wilson admits in the preface of his book that "virtue has acquired a bad name". However, people make some kind of reference to morality whenever they discuss whether or not someone is nice, dependable, or decent; whether they have a good character; and the aspects of friendship, loyalty, and moderation that are all informed by morality.
"thick but satisfying"
When we think about artificial intelligence, we often imagine robots performing tasks on the warehouse or factory floor that were once exclusively the work of people. This conjures up the specter of lost jobs and upheaval for many workers. Yet, it can also seem a bit remote — something that will happen in “the future.” But the future is a lot closer than many realize. It also looks more promising than many have predicted.
To be true to yourself entails acting in accordance with who you are and what you trust. If you understand and love yourself you'll find it easy to be true to yourself. Even as you can't love anybody else till you love yourself, you can't be true to anybody else till you're true to yourself. Be who you are. Have the bravery to accept yourself as you truly are, not as somebody else thinks you should be. Don't take action or pretend to be somebody else for the sake of acquiring acceptance.
Germany 1927: The English filmmaker Henry Whitaker is on a desperate pilgrimage to the dying Weimer Republic. The Present Day: Henry's daughter Miranda is on a quest to understand what happened to her mother, a refugee Henry married in Germany at the end of the war. Did Henry, as his daughter has always supposed, drive his wife to her death? Or do Miranda's half-repressed childhood memories hint at an altogether more complex and extraordinary truth?
1910 and Corley Roper, an eminent children's author mourns the death of his young daughter. Estranged from his wife, and wracked by grief, he happens one night upon Mary Wilson's, a woman mourning the stillbirth of her son.