Hearts on Fire Stories of Today's Visionaries Igniting Idealism into Action

ISBN-10: 0812984307

ISBN-13: 9780812984309

Edition: 2013

Authors: Jill Iscol, Peter W. Cookson, Bill Clinton

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At a time when headlines are filled with stories of economic crisis, warfare, and natural disaster, Jill Iscol’s personal message of hope will instruct and inspire the next generation of leaders. In this innovative collection, Iscol, with Peter Cookson, weaves together the stories of fourteen visionary leaders who fearlessly look at the world the way it is—and how it might be. There’s Amy Lehman, a gutsy single mother who is building a floating health clinic on Lake Tanganyika; Jimmie Briggs, a journalist campaigning to stop violence against girls and women; and Jacob Lief, a young American who founded a school for street children in South Africa. You will discover how Josh Nesbit, Isaac Holeman, and Nadim Mahmud are connecting rural patients to hospitals using cellphone technology, how Susana De Anda is bringing fresh water to the migrant workers in California’s San Joaquin Valley, and how Andeisha Farid is establishing, in the face of war, orphanages for Afghanistan’s child victims of war and poverty. These are just some of the stories that will inspire you. Visionaries don’t wait for others to take action. They step out. They are brave. They walk the walk. And they connect with others in deep and real ways. Jill Iscol’s message is that everyone has the talent and compassion to make the world a better place.Hearts on Fireis a call to action for all of us.
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.75" wide x 5.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

William Jefferson Clinton, August 19, 1946 - William jefferson Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe IV on August 19, 1946 in Hope, Arkansas. His father, an automobile parts salesman, was killed in a car accident three months before he was born. At the age of fifteen, Bill changed his name to that of his stepfather Roger's as a gesture of goodwill to both him and his mother. Clinton attended Hot Springs High School where he was very active in the student government, among other things. In 1963, Clinton was chosen to attend the American Legion Boys State, a government and leadership conference in Little Rock, where he was elected a senator and given the opportunity to go to Washington D. C. and meet President John F. Kennedy. Clinton attended Georgetown University after he graduated from high school, where he majored in International Studies. He interned for Senator William Fulbright of Arkansas, and with him became an opponent of the Vietnam War. Clinton won a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford where he studied for two years before attending the University of Arkansas Law School. There he was issued a draft letter and joined ROTC, but was never called up since he received a high number for the draft lottery. In 1970, Clinton entered Yale Law School and worked for George McGovern's presidential campaign in 1972. He graduated from Yale in 1973, and worked for a short time in D. C. as a staff attorney for the House Judiciary Committee. In 1974, Clinton entered his first political race, against Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt, losing to the Congressman by 2 percent. In 1976, he was elected Arkansas Attorney General and in '78 ran for Arkansas Governor, winning the race 63% to 37%. He lost the reelection two years later because of Cuban refugee issues, but regained the title in 1982, and held it till he became President in 1993. Bill Clinton announced his run for President on October 3, 1991, and with Al Gore as his Vice President, took office on January 20, 1993 at the age of 46. He was one of the youngest men to hold the office of President and the first Democrat to be elected since 1976. As President, Clinton worked on health care reform, cut federal spending, created jobs, reduced the deficit and enacted the Assault Weapon Ban as part of the Crime Bill. He also helped Israel and Jordan achieve a peace treaty, enabled a peace accord between Israel and Palestine and contributed to the cease fire in Northern Ireland. Clinton stepped down from the Presidency in 2000 to make way for George W. Bush, and established himself in offices in Harlem, New York City, New York, while his wife was elected to the U.S. Senate, representing New York State.

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Foreword
Introduction: Idealism into Action
I Carried you in My Heart: The Jimmie Briggs Story
Oh, you're a Wild Woman!: The Amy G. Lehman Story
In the Spirit of the Generation: The Medic Mobile Story
Be Part of Something Big: The Susana De Anda Story
All I Need to do is to Begin: The Andeisha Farid Story
The Laptop is the New Sewing Machine: The Leila Janah Story
Master of My Fate: The Diahann Billings-Burford Story
My Dream is My Destiny: The Maria Pacheco Story
I Hope they have Love: The Sara Horowitz Story
I Had a Purpose: The Vivian Nixon Story
To Be Truly Human: The Jacob Lief Story
It's a Sacreo Obligation: The Nate Fick Story
Afterword: Turning Points
Resources
Further Reading
Acknowledgments
Photo Credits and Text Permissions
Index
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