Archive for August, 2018

BENEATH A SCARLET SKY—Mark Sullivan

August 20th, 2018

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis.  He’s a normal Italian teenager, but his days of innocence are numbered.  In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier—a move they think will keep him out of combat.  But after Pino is injured, he is recruited (at the age of 18) to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich’s most mysterious & powerful commanders.

Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of war & the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna & for the life he dreams they will one day share.

Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage & resilience during one of history’s darkest hours.

 

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BEYOND THE MESSY TRUTH: How we came apart How we come together—by VAN JONES

August 6th, 2018

Van Jones burst into the American consciousness during the 2016 presidential campaign with an unscripted, truth-telling style and an already established history of bridge-building across party lines. His election night commentary, during which he coined the term “whitelash,” became a viral sensation. A longtime progressive activist with deep roots in the conservative South, Jones has made it his mission to challenge voters and viewers to stand in one another’s shoes and disagree constructively.

In Beyond the Messy Truth, he offers a blueprint for transforming our collective anxiety into meaningful change. Jones urges both parties to abandon the politics of accusation. He issues a stirring call for a new “bipartisanship from below,” pointing us toward practical answers to problems that affect us all regardless of region or ideology.

 

Jones shares memories from his decades of activism on behalf of working people, inspiring stories of ordinary citizens who became champions of their communities, and little-known examples of cooperation in the midst of partisan conflict. In his quest for positive solutions, Van Jones encourages us to set fire to our old ways of thinking about politics and come together to help those most in need.

Includes an invaluable resource of contacts, books, media, and organizations for bipartisan bridge-building and problem solving.

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