Go Forth and Do Good

Memorable Notre Dame Commencement Addresses

Author: Wilson D. Miscamble

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 293

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Although the first proper Notre Dame commencement - conferring degrees on two candidates - took place in 1849, General William Tecumseh Sherman was Notre Dame's first graduation speaker with a truly national reputation. He attended Notre Dame's ceremony in 1865, just months after accepting the surrender of General Joseph E. Johnston's Confederate army. Sherman, whose sons had been students at Notre Dame, came less to give an address than to utter words of thanks for the kindness shown to his family, who had found refuge in the area during the war. When prevailed upon to speak he offered some extemporaneous remarks, calling on Notre Dame graduates and students to be ready at all times to perform bravely the battle of life.

The Most Controversial Decision

Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan

Author: Wilson D. Miscamble

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139498312

Category: History

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This book explores the American use of atomic bombs and the role these weapons played in the defeat of the Japanese Empire in World War II. It focuses on President Harry S. Truman's decision-making regarding this most controversial of all his decisions. The book relies on notable archival research and the best and most recent scholarship on the subject to fashion an incisive overview that is fair and forceful in its judgments. This study addresses a subject that has been much debated among historians and it confronts head-on the highly disputed claim that the Truman administration practised 'atomic diplomacy'. The book goes beyond its central historical analysis to ask whether it was morally right for the United States to use these terrible weapons against Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It also provides a balanced evaluation of the relationship between atomic weapons and the origins of the Cold War.

Between Science and Religion

The Engagement of Catholic Intellectuals with Science and Technology in the Twentieth Century

Author: Phillip M. Thompson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739140205

Category: Religion

Page: 298

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In exploring the role of Catholic intellectuals in engaging science and technology in the twentieth century, this book initially provides a background context for this evolution by examining the Modernism crisis in the first chapter. In order to unpack the subsequent evolution, Thompson then concentrates in separate chapters on the distinctive contributions of four specific Catholic intellectuals, Jacques Maritain (1882D1973), Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881D1955), Bernard Lonergan (1904D1984), and Thomas Merton (1915D1968). All of these intellectuals experienced some degree of official restraint in their efforts but through their distinctive intellectual trajectories, they contributed to a different engagement of the Church with science and technology. In the final chapters, the book first reviews the changes within the institutional Church in the twentieth century toward science and technology. Finally, it then applies some key ideals of the four intellectuals to anneal and extend John Paul II's approach of 'critical openness' to suggest how the Church can now engage science and technology.

An Irish-American Odyssey

The Remarkable Rise of the O'Shaughnessy Brothers

Author: Colum Kenny

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826273203

Category: History

Page: 288

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The O’Shaughnessy brothers’ story takes place between 1860 and 1950 in Illinois, Missouri, New York, and Ireland. They were the children of an impoverished immigrant who fled the famine in Ireland and his Irish-American wife.An Irish-American Odysseyis the tale of this first-generation immigrant family’s struggle to assimilate into American society, highlighting their perseverance and determination to seize opportunities and surmount obstacles, all the while establishing a legacy for their own descendants in American art, advertising, journalism, and public service. TIME magazine called James O’Shaughnessy “the best in the business” of advertising, and he became the first chief executive of the American Association of Advertising Agencies. Earlier, he was a “star” reporter at the Chicago Tribune, and James and Francis were centrally involved in founding and maintaining the Irish Fellowship Club. Francis was also the first graduate of the University of Notre Dame to be invited to deliver its annual commencement address, while Martin was the first captain of Notre Dame’s official basketball team. An attorney, John represented the alleged victim in a notorious “white slavery” case. Thomas (“Gus”) became the leading Gaelic Revival artist in America as well as a promoter of Italian-American heritage, campaigning successfully to have Columbus Day enacted a public holiday. The remarkable rise of the O’Shaughnessy brothers proves the American dream is attainable.

African American Women's Rhetoric

The Search for Dignity, Personhood, and Honor

Author: Deborah F. Atwater

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739131990

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 186

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African American Women's Rhetoric: The Search for Dignity, Personhood, and Honor deals with the rhetoric of African American women from enslavement to current times, examining slave narratives and contemporary print, music, and other media surrounding the lives of African American women. Covering a variety of specific women and their rhetoric within the context of a historical period, the book provides central themes and strategic and social concerns of African American women and their environment. It frames, in some, cases, the rhetoric of contemporary women in politics and other fields of prominence_including Condoleeza Rice and Barbara Lee, among others. Deborah F. Atwater explores how African women today who engage in speech in the public sphere come from a historical line of active women who have been outspoken in politics, education, business, and various social contexts; heretofore, these women have not been studied in a comprehensive manner. Specifically, how do these African American women discuss themselves, and_more importantly_how do they represent who they are in various communities? How do these women persuade their diverse audiences to value what they say and who they are?African American Women's Rhetoric will be an invaluable contribution to upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses in Rhetoric, African American Rhetoric, History, and Women's Studies.

From Roosevelt to Truman

Potsdam, Hiroshima, and the Cold War

Author: Wilson D. Miscamble

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521862442

Category: History

Page: 393

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From Roosevelt to Truman initially investigates Truman's foreign policy background and then examines the legacy that FDR bequeathed to him.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Moderator-topics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Mach dein Bett

Die 10 wichtigsten Dinge, die ich als Navy SEAL gelernt habe und die auch dein Leben verändern

Author: William H. McRaven

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3745300645

Category: Self-Help

Page: 96

View: 9873

Am 17. Mai 2014 wandte sich Admiral William H. McRaven an die Abschlussklasse der University of Texas in Austin. Inspiriert vom Slogan der Universität "Was hier anfängt, verändert die Welt", teilte er die zehn wichtigsten Lektionen, die er während seines Navy-Seal-Trainings fürs Leben gelernt hat. Sie halfen ihm nicht nur, die Herausforderungen im Training und in seiner langen Karriere zu meistern, sondern erwiesen sich auch im Privaten als hilfreich. Er erklärte, wie jeder diese grundlegenden Lehren nutzen kann, um sich – und die Welt – zum Besseren zu verändern. Admiral McRavens ursprüngliche Rede ging viral: Das zugehörige Video wurde auf YouTube millionenfach angesehen. In dem Weltbestseller Mach dein Bett baut McRaven auf den zehn Prinzipien aus seiner Rede auf, erzählt Geschichten aus seinem Leben und berichtet von Menschen, denen er während seines Militärdienstes begegnet ist. Er schildert, wie er sich mit Entbehrungen auseinandersetzte und harte Entscheidungen mit Entschlossenheit, Mitgefühl und Mut traf. Dieses Buch bietet einfache und universelle Weisheiten, praktische Ratschläge und Worte der Ermutigung, die dazu inspirieren, auch in den dunkelsten Momenten des Lebens optimistisch zu bleiben und nach mehr zu streben.

The M.S.C. Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Hillbilly-Elegie

Die Geschichte meiner Familie und einer Gesellschaft in der Krise

Author: J. D. Vance

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843715777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Seine Großeltern versuchten, mit Fleiß und Mobilität der Armut zu entkommen und sich in der Mitte der Gesellschaft zu etablieren. Doch letztlich war alles vergeblich. J. D. Vance erzählt die Geschichte seiner Familie — eine Geschichte vom Scheitern und von der Resignation einer ganzen Bevölkerungsschicht. Armut und Chaos, Hilflosigkeit und Gewalt, Drogen und Alkohol: Genau in diesem Teufelskreis befinden sich viele weiße Arbeiterfamilien in den USA — entfremdet von der politischen Führung, abgehängt vom Rest der Gesellschaft, anfällig für populistische Parolen. Früher konnten sich die »Hillbillys«, die weißen Fabrikarbeiter, erhoffen, sich zu Wohlstand zu schuften. Doch spätestens gegen Ende des 20sten Jahrhunderts zog der Niedergang der alten Industrien ihre Familien in eine Abwärtsspirale, in der sie bis heute stecken. Vance gelingt es wie keinem anderen, diese ausweglose Situation und die Krise einer ganzen Gesellschaft eindrücklich zu schildern. Sein Buch bewegte Millionen von Lesern in den USA und erklärt nicht zuletzt den Wahltriumph eines Donald Trump.

The Watchman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Baptists

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Musical Record and Review

Author: Dexter Smith,Lorin Fuller Deland,Philip Hale,Thomas Tapper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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