Overcoming Adversity

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Diet Eman was a young lady when the Nazi’s invaded the Netherlands.

In her book, Diet describes her emotions as she watched the enemy take over her country and commit numerous atrocities.  She talks about her desire to do whatever she could to fight back against the enemy.

Diet became a member of the resistance and helped find safe places for Jews, as well as other people wanted by the Nazi’s.  She willingly risked her life and ended up spending time in a concentration camp.

Her story is like an emotional roller coster ride, filled with triumphs and tragedy.  It is a shinning example of how we can all over come adversity.

Alien Conspiracy Theory

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William J. Ryan’s book was an interesting read.  He is definitely a conspiracy theorist with a few strange ideas.

  1.  The deceivers (government and world leaders) are hiding the existence of aliens and how those aliens are experimenting on humans, because the deceivers want power and money.
  2. Hitler used alien technology during WWII.  If America hadn’t been able to get German scientist to share that technology, Hitler would have won the war.
  3. Some people are born with additional fingers/toes, which are proportioned and functional.  This is evidence of alien DNA being mixed with human DNA.
  4. Crop circles are used by aliens to communicate with humans, since we are not capable of telepathic communication.  The author even uses his own method to interpret these crop circles.  However, he doesn’t share how he developed this interpretation method.

You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought by John-Roger and Peter McWilliams

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I found this book in the free bin at 2nd and Charles.  The title intrigued me, so I decided to read it.

The premise of the book can be summed up in this one quote,

“Right now, in this moment, without moving from where you are, you can find ample evidence to prove your life is miserable, depressing, and a terrible burden, or you can find evidence to prove your life is an abundant, joyful, exciting adventure.”

The book contains information on how to change you perspective and on how to deal with difficult situations.  It was an interesting read and I am glad I gave it a chance.

The American Civil War

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The most interesting chapter in this book was about the role of woman in the Civil War.

Women in the North had a history of participating in social and political activities.  They were also more likely to be educated and allowed freedoms women in the South were denied.

In the South, women were subservient to men.  They were seen as beings that needed to be controlled.  They were less educated and had no experience with social or political activism.

During the war, Northern women worked in hospitals and with their help soldiers were less likely to die from infections.  They also prepared food and delivered it to the soldiers.  The aid given by women in the North played a role in the Armies ability to fight and win the war.

 

The Importance of Family History

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The Kindle version of this story is available free on Amazon.

The main character, Wanda Wollow, dreams of have adventures and traveling when she is older.  She thinks her parents and grandparents are boring and have never done anything interesting in their lives.

One day, Wanda comes across a journal in her attic and begins to read it.  She is austonded by all the things her family did in the past.  She quickly learns her parents and grandparents had amazing adventures in their youth and learns the importance of knowing her family history.