Release on 2009-06-01 | by Ph. D. Ambassador Udo Moses Williams,Mrs Eno Udo Williams
Author: Ph. D. Ambassador Udo Moses Williams,Mrs Eno Udo Williams
Pubpsher: Xulon Press
Udo Moses Williams, PhD, commenced his work experience in the University of Calabar in 1978 and later joined the Nigerian Foreign Service where he served in various capacities, including as Nigeria's Ambassador Extra-Ordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Congo. Dr. Williams has written three books: The Nigerian Diplomatic Practice: A guide (2004); The Nigerian Diplomatic Practice: A revision (2005); and the Philippine Presidency (2007). His wife, Mrs. Eno Udo Williams, a public relations expert, is a graduate of the University of Lagos and also has a degree in Linguistics from France. Her work experience includes a stint as Assistant Manager in Sprint and later as Sales Manager in Tempo both in Quebec, Canada. She is a committed Christian, wife and mother. Udo and his wife, Eno, live in Canada. His father died when he was four years old, which denied him the benefit of formal education but with only 400 dollars as investment capital he built a conglomerate with interests spanning the globe. How did Cosmas and Charity Maduka create the Coscharis phenomenon despite the challenges inherent in their background and the vicissitudes of a developing country? Unarguably one Nigerian whose entrepreneurial skills have touched virtually every sector of the Nigerian economy. - The Sun. I sincerely want to encourage the youth to read this book as a motivational guide and as an encyclopaedia of how to grow success and wealth. - Professor Ibidapo Obe FASFA Eng, OFR, Former Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos (2002-2007). This book is something that all of us, young and old, accomplished and aspiring, should read. The lives of these two souls shine forth with the love of God, shine forth with courage, honesty, determination, humility and kindness. - Brian Browne, Former US Consul-General, Lagos, Nigeria.
Trials and Triumphs: The Story of TheNews is an engaging narrative of an era of journalistic daring and partisanship on the side of democracy, justice and equity. It chronicles and examines how the founding team of TheNews magazine, their editors and reporters and their support staff endured torture and imprisonment, harassment and abduction, seizures and closures, proscription and arson, threats of death and even death, because of their fundamental commitment to share public intelligence in a society and polity which had been hijacked by the most perverse military regimes that Nigeria ever experienced. From General Ibrahim Babangida's obstinate subversion of the national ethos to General Sani Abacha's evil reign, TheNews and its sister publications stood firmly at the barricades, hand-in-hand with other pro-democratic forces, proclaiming to the martial adventurers that the wisdom and liberty of a collective people would never be surrendered to the ambitions of puny fascists. This is not only a story of "guerrilla journalism" in Nigeria which helped to defeat martial fascsim, it is also the story of a specific conjecture in a people's history where questions of democracy and justice, equity and fair play, federalism and egalitarianism, regional divides and ethno-political domination were confronted headlong by a press that formed the pivot of the emergent civil society.
The Voice of Habakkuk to the Suffering African Christian
Author: Faustin Ntamushobora
Pubpsher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The purpose of this book is to encourage people who are struggling with understanding how a loving God seemingly allows evil in the lives of his children-that He jealously protects-and for the maturing of his children-whom He sincerely loves. The book, which is a result of a personal journey in the author's life and ministry, is a remarkable blending of an exposition of the biblical book of Habakkuk and a firsthand account of the contemporary struggles faced by believers in Africa. The author identifies with Habakkuk's struggles and sees how they apply generally to his own fellow Africans. More than merely identifying with Habakkuk's plight, however, the author also sees how Habakkuk worked through his struggles to a mature view of God's sovereignty and the necessity for a vital faith that trusts the Lord no matter what. This book will encourage you with its positive message of God's ultimate goodness-even in the midst challenging circumstances-and it will motivate you to submit your life to him, so that you may triumph over those circumstances through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Release on 1994-12-31 | by Marilyn Mayer Culpepper
The Women of the American Civil War
Author: Marilyn Mayer Culpepper
Pubpsher: Michigan State University Press
In Trials and Triumphs, Marilyn Mayer Culpepper provides incomparable insights into women's lives during America's Civil War era. Her respect for these nineteenth-century women and their experiences, as well as her engaging and intimate style, enable Culpepper to transport readers into a tumultuous time of death, destruction, and privation—into a world turned upside down, an environment that seemed as strange to contemporaries as it does in our own time. Culpepper has uncovered forgotten images of America's bloodiest conflict contained in the diaries and correspondence of more than 500 women. Trials and Triumphs reveals the anxiety, hardship, turmoil and tragedy that women endured during the war years. It reveals the fierce loyalty and enmity that nearly severed the Union, the horror of enemy occupation, and even the desperate austerity of an itinerate refugee life. Just as the Civil War influenced culture and government, it shaped the attitudes of a new breed of pioneering woman. As the war progressed, either by choice or by default, men turned over more and more responsibility to women on the home front. As a result, women began to break free from the "cult of domesticity" to expand career opportunities. By war's end, women on both sides of the conflict proved to themselves and to a nearly shattered nation that the appellation "weaker sex" was a misnomer. Originally published in 1992, this revised paperback edition includes a new index.
This is the story of my life. The bad things that happened to me as I grew up and the good things that happened along the way. That is why I titled it, A Life of Trials and Triumphs. I wanted to do this for my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The things that happened to me and how I overcame them and even though I overcame them I have a life that is now a happy pleasant and loving one. Especially after I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. He changed my life and he is the center of everything that I do and say. Now that I am approaching the age of 82, I can say that I am content and happy. I want to do the best that I can in serving the Lord and spreading his word to those who need it. And to do my best for him each day that I am given. I thank and praise him everyday. I was born in Central Falls, Rhode Island. At the age of seven we moved to Long Island, New York and then at eleven we moved to Ohio. I have lived there ever since. When I was 17, I enlisted in the United States Navy during World War 2. When I got out of the Navy, I became a Police Officer and this was a position that I really enjoyed. I worked at the Police Department and I did it for 51 years. At the age of 51, I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior, and have been serving him ever since and will continue to serve him the best that I can and I know how until I go to be with him.
The Chronicles of a Zimbabwean Township Up-Bringing and the Diaspora Saga
Author: Stanley A. Vambe
Pubpsher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book of reminiscences charts the life of a young man Kamturugudu (short Kamtu), growing up in an African township during the Rhodesian era. It chronicles a journey that spans his formative years from primary school through to his secondary school years. It gives some insight into the Rhodesian primary and secondary school education systems then, and the challenges faced by the youngster as he tried to make sense of a school disciplinary system that often bordered on physical abuse. The chronicles of Kamtus childhood adventures and conflicts make one wonder how he came through it all without any emotional scars. In his early teens, bemused by the contradiction between ancestral worship and Christianity, he asks poignant questions regarding the oxymoron that was the coexistence of the two beliefs within his family, and as a result, conflict with his mother, siblings, and cousins was an inevitable eventuality. A brief escape to the shores of England provided a temporary reprieve from the stress and anxiety triggered by his appointment to the role of a spirit medium, but on his return to Zimbabwe, the traditional cloth which had been assigned to him as the emblem of his supposedly elevated status was awaiting him. In his quest for answers and a means of escape, he stumbles into a tent church meeting and witnesses a logic-defying event that changes his life forever . . .
Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - The history of the world consists mainly of the stories of the lives of certain men and women whose deeds have been of sufficient importance to make them worth relating. The lives of some persons have been worth narrating because of their abounding in deeds of great merit, such as the lives of Washington, Gladstone, Frances E. Willard, and Joan of Arc. The lives of others have been thought worth narrating because of their great wickedness, as the lives of Nero and Queen Mary of England. But the church too has a history. This history differs from the history of the world, in that it does not record merely the doings of man, but the workings of God through man as his instruments. God is a jealous God who manifests himself only through those who are willing to give him all the glory. Hence not many names of the wise, powerful, talented men of the earth have been enrolled on the history of the church, since they were not humble enough to submit fully into God's hands. In the church truly this scripture has been proved: "God has used the weak things of the world to confound the mighty."
Les Dawson: a comedian who, more than any other, spoke for the phlegmatic, resigned, sarcastic, glorious British way of life. This is his story. A Northern lad who climbed out of the slums thanks to an uncommonly brilliant mind, Les Dawson was always the underdog, but his bark was funnier and more incisive than many comics who claimed to bite. Married twice in real life, he had a third wife in his comic world - a fictional ogre built from spare parts left by fleeing Nazis at the end of World War II - and an equally frightening mother-in-law. He was down to earth, yet given to eloquent, absurd flights of fancy. He was endlessly generous with his time, but slow to buy a round of drinks. He was a mass of contradictions. In short, he was human, he was genuine, and that's why audiences loved him.