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Through hard work and determination, Hansford C. Bayton would rise from humble beginnings to become the captain and owner of five excursion and mail delivery steamboats that plied the Rappahannock River during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Unusually for an African American, he would acquire wealth and the respect of both blacks and whites. Nevertheless, his boats were burned one by one. But with each malicious burning, and with lynching on the rise, he would build again.
Aikido is a highly developed martial art form. It is based on standardized principles. In this book, Aikido: The Basics, you are offered numerous examples of movements that will help explain the standardized principles. Both the theoretical background and the method of learning Aikdo are clearly explained. For example chapters are dedicated to hand movements, foot movements, learning the role of Uke, and so much more. In this way, Aikdo: The Basics will hold the interest of advanced pupils in addition to extending help to beginners students alike. This book is loaded with photographs demonstrating proper positioning and movement.
Alignment Matters Revised Ed. contains the first five years of her posts. It is organized to function as a primer to alignment and better movement, and also to Bowman’s more complex books. Starting with the feet and working all the way up to the head, her clear, engaging essays take you on an enjoyable and unconventional ride through the human body, and include stretches, habit modifications, spiritual insights, and enough belly laughs to soften even the tightest psoas.
Couch potatoes, professional athletes, and everyone in between all have something to learn about movement. With Alignment Matters, readers will gain a better understanding of the incredible, complex, and always fascinating human body.
Central to federal hiring is the testing of behaviorally-based competencies, typically by evaluating examples of a candidate s past performance. The ALJ Guide, 2nd Edition, walks readers through the process of accomplishment writing, helping candidates become their own best advocates in developing narratives that address the factors OPM is most likely to assess. These narratives provide rich source material and an opportunity to practice for written and oral questions that may arise in the ALJ assessment.
The ALJ Writing Guide 2nd Edition is the best available resource for any attorney who would like to compete for a slot on the Administrative Law Judge register and ultimately be selected for an ALJ position.
Amelia Earhart was a pioneer pilot and was known as the best aviator of her time. This was very rare for a woman. She was a daring and skillful woman. Because of her courage, she broke flight records of speed and distance. One of her greatest achievements was in 1932, when she became the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She achieved this success during a time when people believed that piloting was only for men.
As one of America’s most versatile of the Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin began his career in his brother s printing press. He was known for his great printing skills. He ran and wrote articles for The New England Courant, the first “newspaper” in Boston. Running the Courant showed Ben that he could handle the responsibility or running a press without the help of his brother, James. He is credited with the creation of Poor Richard s Almanac.
Ben Franklin’s daring scientific discoveries which included the conductivity of electricity, performed by flying a kite in a storm, progressed society significantly. We still use some of his inventions today like bifocals, lightning rods, and the American public library system.
In All About Frederick Douglass, readers ages 9 – 13 years of age will learn about Frederick Douglass.
Frederick Douglass was born into slavery, but successfully escaped to the north in 1832 after teaching himself to read and write.
He became a masterful lecturer for the American Anti-Slavery Society and dedicated his life to equality. His writing helped him spread his ideas of justice, and he wrote three autobiographies, which were wildly successful around the world.