The word odyssey refers to a journey or a trip. An odyssey can be either a literal or figurative journey. It is always a writer’s goal to take his or her audience on a journey. This book is the second edition of Odyssey which is a collection of Meredith Coleman McGee’s writings from 1994 to 2018. The book includes poems, speeches, articles, and a leadership study comparing the leadership styles of Ray Kroc (McDonald’s), Sam Walton (Walmart), and Dave Thomas (Wendy´s) with 12 business leaders from the southern United States. I have known Meredith Coleman McGee for over 10 years; our mothers are long-time friends. Meredith Coleman McGee is a writer, publisher, acquisition editor, and community activist promoting literacy and writing in her community. Meredith is the embodiment of the Kwanzaa principles: Kujichagulia, self-determination; and Kuumba, creativity. She defines herself and as a publisher she helps others define, defend, and develop themselves. Her activism is all about leaving her community better than she found it. She is committed to not only being a creative force herself but also helps others harness their creative energies. She is an active member and supporter of our book club, SANKOFA Reading Group. Odyssey is inspired in part by her rich family legacy bestowed to her by her maternal great-grandmother, Roxie Hickman Patterson, her maternal uncle, James Meredith (the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi), and her mother, Hazel Meredith Coleman Hall.Odyssey’s poetry is based on family experiences, personal pain, and African American history. The listener learns about trials and accomplishments of Meredith Coleman McGee’s extended family, her ancestors, her parents, her sister, her nieces, and historical figures such as Congressman John Roy Lynch.In addition to poetry, Odyssey contains speeches and articles written by Meredith Coleman McGee. The speeches 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katrina Medina. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137810/bk_acx0_137810_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hear a living legend speak about his incredible odyssey as an athlete and a human being. In this candid biography sports god Michael Jordan discusses the remarkable journey his recent life has taken. After winning 3 MVP awards and leading the Chicago Bulls to 3 consecutive National Basketball Association championships, Jordan suffered the overwhelming tragedy of his father´s death. Leaving the NBA to pursue a baseball career in 1993, Jordan made an inspiring return to the Bulls at the end of the 1994-95 season, proving to the world that he hadn´t lost a step. Chicago Tribune columnist Bob Greene´s touching, detailed biography shows us the man behind the legend - the inside story of the world´s most popular athlete. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Greene. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/000158/bk_peng_000158_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In June 1994, Alvah Simon and his wife, Diana, set off in their 36-foot sailboat to explore the hauntingly beautiful world of icebergs, tundra, and fjords lying high above the Arctic Circle. Four months later, unexpected events would trap Simon alone on his boat, frozen in ice 100 miles from the nearest settlement, with the long polar night stretching into darkness for months to come. With his world circumscribed by screaming blizzards and marauding polar bears and his only companion a kitten named Halifax, Simon withstands months of crushing loneliness, sudden blindness, and private demons. Trapped in a boat buried beneath the drifting snow, he struggles through the perpetual darkness toward a spiritual awakening and an understanding of the forces that conspired to bring him there. He emerges five months later a transformed man. Simon´s powerful, triumphant story combines the suspense of Into Thin Air with a crystalline, lyrical prose to explore the hypnotic draw of one of Earth´s deepest and most dangerous wildernesses. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021953/bk_acx0_021953_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An Academic Odyssey:Chronological Advancement of American International University-Bangladesh (1994-2011) Mamun Habib, Bishwajit Banik Pathik, Musawer Tahsin Chowdhury
The visual artist Eric Isenburger (1902-1994) and his wife and muse, expressionist dancer Jula Isenburger, née Elenbogen (1908-2000), are among the 20th century´s almost completely forgotten artist personalities. Now, for the first time, the Museum Giersch der Goethe-Universität is dedicating a comprehensive retrospective exhibition in Eric´s native city. Eric Isenburger´s training at Frankfurt´s Kunstgewerbeschule was followed by numerous study trips and a longer stay in Barcelona. Together with his wife, he initially lived in Vienna and subsequently in Berlin as an independent artist and stage designer. As Jews, the couple were subject to repressive measures by the National Socialist dictatorship as early as 1933, and began the Odyssey of their flight: Paris, Stockholm, Southern France and the French internment camps Les Milles and Camp de Gurs were stations in the years that followed, until in 1941 they finally obtained a visa for the USA and were able to leave Europe via Lisbon to New York, where they lived for the rest of their lives. Despite these conditions, some of which were extremely difficult, Eric Isenburger created an original artistic oeuvre comprising portraits, landscapes and still lifes. With a late-Impressionist stamp, in part expressive style and in terms of material technique an experimental posture, Isenburger the painter took the outer world as his point of departure, but refrained from all-too obvious commentary on his times. His extraordinary oeuvre is truly a discovery!
Many dream of dropping everything and just traveling around the world. It´s a common dream, but few imagine embarking on that journey by bicycle. Exposed to the elements, legs burning, all your possessions strapped to you and your bicycle--it doesn´t paint a relaxing picture, but this is just what Pierre-Yves Tremblay did. Leaving his hometown of Chicoutimi, Quebec, in July 1994, Tremblay took a flight to Europe; from Paris he hopped on his bike and went for a long ride around the world that lasted all of 836 days. He traveled through Europe, past the deserts of the Middle East, then braved the Himalayas and rode through Southeast Asia and the wilds of Australia before finishing his journey by biking across the United States and arriving back home in Canada. Besides the sheer physical effort, this epic adventure is about a person confronting himself, alone with his bike, encountering life, its possibilities, and its limits, dealing with emotions and everything that compels him to keep going and persevere. It means exchanging greetings and sharing moments with people from many different cultures. It means overcoming hundreds of pitfalls only to keep on going. Fifteen and a half thousand miles later, this modern-day Ulysses invites us to read the precious journals he kept on his odyssey. Here you´ll find out what really pushes great achievers to their limits. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Josdal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020103/bk_adbl_020103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.