It's happening everywhere we look: the industrial, the synthetic, and the mass-produced are making way for the artisanal, the organic, and the small-batch. We care about how things are made. We want to invest in our neighbor, not a distant executive. We choose to spend more for responsibly produced, locally sold, higher quality chocolate than for the Hershey bar we enjoyed a few years ago.
John A. Thompson takes a long view of America's dramatic rise as a world power, from the late 19th century into the post-World War II era. He shows how American leaders from Wilson to Truman developed an ever more capacious understanding of the national interest, and why by the 1940s most Americans came to support the price tag, in blood and treasure, attached to strenuous efforts to shape the world. The beliefs and emotions that led them to do so reflected distinctive aspects of U.S. culture, not least the strength of ties to Europe.
Mary Bet, the youngest of nine children, was born the same year the first railroad arrived in their county. As she comes of age during the South’s reconstruction and industrialization, she must learn to overcome her family’s curse: the deaths of her mother and siblings, a deaf and damaged older brother, and her father’s growing insanity and rejection of God.
The author of numerous works of historical nonfiction, John Milliken Thompson put his extensive researching skills to good use when penning his critically acclaimed first novel, The Reservoir. Based on real events in 1885 Virginia, Thompson’s gripping tale is the story of a pregnant woman found floating in the city reservoir - and of the shocking details that emerge during the subsequent investigation.
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Do you long for a life of eternal impact? Church congregations around the world struggle to maintain equilibrium as their attendance plateaus or declines. Moral problems are rampant, with no sign of improvement. What has happened to the Great Commission? What does it mean for us today? What does it mean to you? In Changing the Landscape of Eternity: Transforming Believers into Disciples, Pastor John Thompson challenges and guides church leaders and other believers who desire to make a difference for Christ.
Tonight on the program, a political update with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, hosts of With All Due Respect.
Next, a preview of Apple's media event with Henry Blodget, editor in chief of Business Insider; Steven Levy, editor in chief of Backchannel; Nicholas Thompson, editor of NewYorker.com; and Geoffrey Fowler, personal technology columnist at the Wall Street Journal.
We conclude with a discussion about possible Russian attempts to break into electronic voting systems with Dana Priest of The Washington Post