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Impossible Will Take a Little While Perseverance and Hope in Troubled Times

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ISBN-10: 0465031730

ISBN-13: 9780465031733

Edition: 2nd 2014 (Revised)

Authors: Paul Rogat Loeb

List price: $19.99
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What keeps us going when times get tough? How do we keep on working for a more humane world, no matter how hard it sometimes seems? In a time when our involvement has never been needed more, this anthology of political hope will help readers with the essential work of healing our communities, our nation, our planet—despite all odds.In THE IMPOSSIBLE WILL TAKE A LITTLE WHILE, a phrase borrowed from Billie Holliday, the editor of Soul of a Citizen brings together fifty stories and essays that range across nations, eras, wars, and political movements.Danusha Goska, an Indiana activist with a paralyzing physical disability, writes about overcoming political immobilization, drawing on her history with the Peace Corps and Mother Teresa. Vaclav Havel, the former president of the Czech Republic, finds value in seemingly doomed or futile actions taken by oppressed peoples.Rosemarie Freeney Harding recalls the music that sustained the civil rights movement, and Paxus Calta-Star recounts the powerful vignette of an 18-year-old who launched the overthrow of Bulgaria’s dictatorship.Many of the essays are new, others classic works that continue to inspire. Together, these writers explore a path of heartfelt community involvement that leads beyond despair to compassion and hope. The voices collected in THE IMPOSSIBLE WILL TAKE A LITTLE WHILE will help keep us all working for a better world despite the obstacles.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 4/29/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English