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Governor George Wallace: The Man You Never Knew
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This is a study of one of the most controversial, misunderstood and in many cases misrepresented men in American political history. His life’s journey was Shakespearean in a modern day drama... More > that was the life of George Wallace. His life included power, success, pain and sorrow, suffering, conflict, enlightenment, redemption, reconciliation, love and forgiveness. This book will take the reader inside, to learn about the real man from his family’s perspective. The intimate stories never before told, with rare family photographs of personal, as well as more public moments in the life of the Wallace Family, will take the reader inside the inner sanctuary of history being made, and to many will remind you of the George Wallace you knew and to many others reveal a man you never knew.< Less
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a novel by Lew Wallace published for the first time in 1880.
Considered "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century", it was the... More > best-selling American novel from the time of its publication, superseding Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852).
Following release of the 1959 MGM film adaptation of Ben-Hur, which was seen by tens of millions and won 11 Academy Awards in 1960, book sales surpassed Gone with the Wind.
The story recounts the adventures of Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem in the 1st century. Judah's childhood friend Messala returns home as an ambitious commanding officer of the Roman legions. During a military parade, a tile falls from the roof of Judah's house and barely misses the Roman governor.
Although Messala knows that they are not guilty, he condemns the Ben-Hur family. Judah is sent to the Roman galleys for life; his mother and sister are imprisoned and all the family property is confiscated.< Less
Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ
The adventures of Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem. Ben-Hur's childhood friend Messala returns home as an ambitious commanding officer of the Roman legions. They come to... More > realize that they have changed and hold very different views and aspirations. During a military parade, a tile falls from the roof of Judah's house and barely misses the Roman governor. Messala condemns the Ben-Hur family. Without trial, Judah is sent to work until death as a Roman galley slave; his mother and sister are imprisoned and all the family property is confiscated.
Through good fortune, Judah survives and returns to Jerusalem, where he seeks revenge against his one-time friend and redemption for his family. Running in parallel with Ben-Hur's narrative is the unfolding story of Jesus, who comes from the same region and is a similar age. With the Crucifixion, Ben-Hur recognizes that the Christ stands for a different goal than revenge, and he becomes Christian.< Less
The Status of Women in Islam
In the West, Islam is believed to be the symbol of the subordination of women par excellence. In order to understand how firm this belief is, it is enough to mention that the Minister of Education in... More > France, the land of Voltaire, has recently ordered the expulsion of all young Muslim women wearing the veil from French schools! A young Muslim student wearing a headscarf is denied her right of education in France, while a Catholic student wearing a cross or a Jewish student wearing a skullcap is not. The scene of French policemen preventing young Muslim women wearing headscarves from entering their high school is unforgettable. It inspires the memories of another equally disgraceful scene of Governor George Wallace of Alabama in 1962 standing in front of a school gate trying to block the entrance of black students in order to prevent the desegregation of Alabama's schools.< Less