The Book of Man

Readings on the Path to Manhood
Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1595554203
Category: Religion
Page: 608
View: 8325
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MAN Raising up men has never been easy, but today is seems particularly tough. The young and old need heroes to embody the eternal qualities of manhood: honor, duty, valor, and integrity. InThe Book of Man, William J. Bennett points the way, offering a positive, encouraging, uplifting, realizable idea of manhood, redolent of history and human nature, and practical for contemporary life. Using profiles, stories, letters, poems, essays, historical vignettes, and myths to bring his subject to life, The Book of Man defines what a man should be, how he should live, and to what he should aspire in several key areas of life: war, work, leisure, and more. "Whether we take up the sword, the plow, the ball, the gavel, our children, or our Bibles," says Bennett, "we must always do it like the men we are called to be."The Book of Man shows how.

Book of Man

Author: Osho
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9351184102
Category: Philosophy
Page: 292
View: 1407
How do you find your original self? Osho perceives man as becoming increasingly alienated from his inner self, gradually losing his natural innocence and creativity in the mindless quest for worldly power and success. To appear strong, the average man suppresses his innate qualities of love and compassion. For Osho, the ideal man is Zorba, the Buddha—a perfect blend of matter and soul. This seamless collection of discourses takes the reader through the various stages of man’s evolution: from Adam to Slave, Son, Homosexual, Priest and Politician, until he attains the pinnacle of his consciousness as the Rebel or Zorba. Sparkling with anecdotes and enriched with brilliant repartee, The Book of Man is a remarkable blend of wisdom and wit.

The Book of Men

Eighty Writers on How to Be a Man
Author: Colum McCann,Tyler Cabot,Lisa Consiglio
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 125004782X
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 1126
EIGHTY PIECES OF SHORT FICTION AND NONFICTION ON MANHOOD BY SOME OF THE WORLD'S BEST WRITERS, PRESENTED BY COLUM MCCANN, ESQUIRE, AND NARRATIVE 4 To help launch the literary nonprofit Narrative 4, Esquire asked eighty of the world's greatest writers to chip in with a story, all with the title, "How to Be a Man." The result is The Book of Men, an unflinching investigation into the essence of masculinity. The Book of Men probes, with the poignant honesty and imagination that only these writers could deliver, the slippery condition of manhood. You will find men striving and searching, learning and failing to learn, triumphing and aspiring; men who are lost and men navigating their way toward redemption. These stories don't just explore what it is to be a man or how to achieve manliness, but ultimately what it is to be a human—with all of its uncertainty, complexity, clumsiness, and beauty. With contributions from literary luminaries as diverse as the subjects they capture, and curated by the editors of Esquire, National Book Award winner Colum McCann, and Narrative 4, a global nonprofit devoted to using storytelling as a means to empathy, The Book of Men might not teach you how to negotiate a deal or mix a Manhattan, but it does scratch at that most eternal of questions: What is a man?


The Book of Man
Author: Anon Umaz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692391266
Page: 358
View: 9707
After Armageddon there was AMAGON! Amagon, the ancient city - found! While high above in his Habitat Es'paul Condo, Pontimax and CEO of Alhumana Corp., charged with the emotional and spiritual well-being of the Species, found his faith in the truth of The Third Testament shattered, and the doubt from which it was his duty to protect his fellow man suddenly descended on his own troubled heart. The human race ascended, leaving Mother Earth to live in vast Utopian Habitats orbiting the Sun. The Habitats are run very efficiently by corporations that tend to all human needs - from sustenance for the body to food for the soul. Amagon is the story of man's ascent into the Heavens, and the price that must be paid to live in Paradise!

The Book of Men: Poems

Author: Dorianne Laux
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393080919
Category: Poetry
Page: 96
View: 1006
"Laux writes gritty, tough, lyrical poems that depict the actual nature of life in the West today."—Philip Levine The narrative poems in Dorianne Laux's fifth collection charge through the summer of love, where Vietnam casts a long shadow, and into the present day, where she compassionately paints the smoky bars, graffiti, and addiction of urban life. Laux is "continually engaging and, at her best, luminous" (San Diego Union-Tribune). from "To Kiss Frank," make out with him a bit, this is what my friend would like to do oh these too many dead summers later, and as much as I want to stroll with her into the poet's hazy fancy all I can see is O'Hara's long gone lips fallen free of the bone, slumbering beneath the grainy soil.


The Book of Man
Author: Michael D. Resnick,Mike Resnick
Publisher: Wisdome Press
ISBN: 9781570900440
Category: Fiction
Page: 287
View: 8535
14 years ago, Mike Resnick created a carefully constructed blueprint of Mankind's history -- social, political, economic, scientific, and religious -- for the next 18,000 years! A new foreword by best-selling author Raymond E. Feist and a chronology of Resnick's "Birthright Universe."

The Book of Man

The Human Genome Project and the Quest to Discover Our Genetic Heritage
Author: Walter Fred Bodmer,Robin McKie
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195114876
Category: Science
Page: 259
View: 8664
James Watson, a discoverer of the structure of DNA, described it as "the most golden of molecules," the true chemical for life. Indeed, it is the essential component from which our genes are made. In it is encoded the genetic language that controls our destinies. Astonishingly powerful, just six millionths of a gram of DNA carries as much information as ten volumes of the Oxford English Dictionary. The "Book of Man," is the term used by Walter Bodmer and Robin McKie for the DNA that is the instruction set according to which all humans are made. At conception, a single cell--the fertilized egg--is produced, and it is this one cell that has the potential to form a new and unique individual under the guidance of the DNA within its nucleus. The human body is made up of a hundred million million cells of many different sorts, and all contain the inherited information that comes from that first, single cell created at fertilization. Bodmer and McKie assert that when we learn how to read DNA's pages and chapters we will obtain the information relevant to the understanding of most diseases, individual differences in behavior, and a new awareness of our own history and evolution. The Book of Man explores how genetic information is now being read and interpreted by focusing on biology's most ambitious undertaking to date--the Human Genome Project, an attempt to uncover all the 100,000 genes that control our development and detail the DNA alphabet of each. The authors go on to wrestle with the moral and ethical issues of modern genetics, making a case for a rational appraisal of genetic engineering and for the public to become sufficiently "DNA literate" in order to appreciate the crucial role it plays in our lives. From Gregor Mendel's discovery of the laws of inheritance to the high-tech, crime-stopping power of forensics science and the fascinating but sometimes troublesome implications of the latest science of genetic engineering, The Book of Man brilliantly explores and explains the quest that is changing our understanding of what it means to be a human being.

Mansfield's Book of Manly Men

An Utterly Invigorating Guide to Being Your Most Masculine Self
Author: Stephen Mansfield
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1595553746
Category: Religion
Page: 304
View: 9082
Witty, compelling, and shrewd, Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men is about resurrecting your inborn, timeless, essential, masculine self. The Western world is in a crisis of discarded honor, dubious integrity, and faux manliness. It is time to recover what we have lost. Stephen Mansfield shows us the way. Working with timeless maxims and stirring examples of manhood from ages past, Mansfield issues a trumpet call of manliness fit for our times. “My goal in this book is simple,” he says. “I want to identify what a genuine man does—the virtues, the habits, the disciplines, the duties, the actions of true manhood—and then call men to do it.”

The End of Men

And the Rise of Women
Author: Hanna Rosin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101596929
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
View: 9368
“You have to…play by the rules so you can get to the top and change things.” -- Sheryl Sandberg A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But Hanna Rosin was the first to notice that this long-held truth is, astonishingly, no longer true. At this unprecedented moment, by almost every measure, women are no longer gaining on men: They have pulled decisively ahead. And “the end of men”—the title of Rosin’s Atlantic cover story on the subject—has entered the lexicon as dramatically as Betty Friedan’s “feminine mystique,” Simone de Beauvoir’s “second sex,” Susan Faludi’s “backlash,” and Naomi Wolf’s “beauty myth” once did. In this landmark book, Rosin reveals how this new state of affairs is radically shifting the power dynamics between men and women at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. With wide-ranging curiosity and insight unhampered by assumptions or ideology, Rosin shows how the radically different ways men and women today earn, learn, spend, couple up—even kill—has turned the big picture upside down. And in The End of Men she helps us see how, regardless of gender, we can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future.

The Book of Man: An Instructional Guide to Handling Your Man

Author: Ericka Y. Prentice,Andy W. Hodges
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438996810
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 108
View: 4412
This book is the book you always knew existed but could never get your hands on in hardcopy. This is an insightful and humorous examination of the "bloodsport" we call dating. Make no mistakes the content is taken very seriously but is presented in an interesting and engaging manner. The authors are average people that have waded waist deep in the proverbial dating cesspool and felt the need to examine and document the behavior and hopefully, provide a remedy for this devastating phenomenon. The authors are of the understanding and belief that our dating behavior spills over into all facets of our lives and has long term effects for us and future generations. It is their hope that this book will have enough of an impact on those that read it that the behavior will be altered and we will see a marked improvement in how we date.

Of Mice and Men

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140186420
Category: Fiction
Page: 105
View: 4550
The tragic story of the friendship between two migrant workers, George and mentally retarded Lenny, and their dream of owning a farm

Thomas Paine's Rights of Man

Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802143839
Category: Political Science
Page: 158
View: 5487
The author of Why Orwell Matters demonstrates how Thomas Paine's Declaration of the Rights of Man, first published in 1791, a passionate defense of the inalienable rights of humankind, forms the philosophical cornerstone of the United States of America, in an engaging critical work. Reprint.

The Color of Man

Author: Robert Carl Cohen
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Category: Human skin color
Page: 109
View: 5497
Discusses the biological reasons for various skin colors in man and the social and cultural impact of this phenomenon.

The Children of Men

Author: P. D. James
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307367711
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 4919
The Children of Men begins in England in 2021, in a world where all human males have become sterile and no child will be born again. The final generation has turned twenty-five, and civilization is giving way to strange faiths and cruelties, mass suicides and despair. Theodore Faron, Oxford historian and cousin to the omnipotent Warden of England, a dictator of great subtlety, has resigned himself to apathy. Then he meets Julian, a bright, attractive woman, who wants Theo to join her circle of unlikely revolutionaries, a move that may shatter his shell of passivity.… And maybe, just maybe, hold the key to survival for the human race. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Descent of Man

Author: Grayson Perry
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524705306
Category: Social Science
Page: 160
View: 1688
What does it mean to be male in the 21st Century? Award-winning artist Grayson Perry explores what masculinity is: from sex to power, from fashion to career prospects, and what it could become—with illustrations throughout. In this witty and necessary new book, artist Grayson Perry trains his keen eye on the world of men to ask, what sort of man would make the world a better place? What would happen if we rethought the macho, outdated version of manhood, and embraced a different ideal? In the current atmosphere of bullying, intolerance and misogyny, demonstrated in the recent Trump versus Clinton presidential campaign, The Descent of Man is a timely and essential addition to current conversations around gender. Apart from gaining vast new wardrobe options, the real benefit might be that a newly fitted masculinity will allow men to have better relationships—and that’s happiness, right? Grayson Perry admits he’s not immune from the stereotypes himself—yet his thoughts on everything from power to physical appearance, from emotions to a brand new Manifesto for Men, are shot through with honesty, tenderness, and the belief that, for everyone to benefit, updating masculinity has to be something men decide to do themselves. They have nothing to lose but their hang-ups.

The Philosophy of Man

A New Introduction to Some Perennial Issues
Author: Howard P. Kainz
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: 9780819176035
Category: Philosophy
Page: 198
View: 4455
The questions considered in this book are common to philosophers, psychologists and anthropologists alike: What is man, and how does he differ from the animals? Is it true that man is less ruled by instinct than animals? How is man affected by heredity and environment? In particular, how are masculine and feminine traits affected by heredity and/or environment? Are there any relatively clear-cut stages in the evolution of the individual and of the human race? Does man have a mind or soul distinct from the body, and does it entail the possibility of survival after physical death? Questions such as these posed throughout civilized time are examined anew in this book. Originally published by the University of Alabama Press in 1981.

Albert, Or, The Book of Man

Author: Perry Brass
Publisher: Perry Brass
ISBN: 9780962712357
Category: Fiction
Page: 210
View: 2137
"Albert is the story of two worlds - our own, in the midst of political and cultural turmoil - and Ki, a tiny pristine planet, besieged by tribal war and the threat of overpopulation, where gay men mate for life and possess the Egg of the Eye, a third testicle that allows them to listen to the thoughts of others, to reproduce, and to transcend space and time." "Using his Egg, Albert, the endangered son of a Same-Sex male couple from Ki, will be reborn on Earth. The year is 2025, after the fundamentalist White Christian Party has taken over a divided America. Traveling through a nation split among fundamentalist strongholds and "gay reserves," Albert will find the Earth mate who will claim his heart - and allow him to return to Ki and reclaim leadership of the planet. Mesmerizing, erotic, and truthful, Albert is the story of two men - and two worlds - finally merging in these amazing chronicles of The Book Of Man. There, as the gay Everyman at the crossroads of life, death, and identity, Albert will tell his own story and define the ultimate tribe from which he comes."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Man and Nature

Or, Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action
Author: George Perkins Marsh
Publisher: New York : C. Scribner
Category: Conservation of natural resources
Page: 560
View: 4266


The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Men
Author: Ryan Michler
Publisher: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1946697915
Category: Self-Help
Page: 266
View: 1952
Every man is born with just one thing: his sovereignty - his power to respond to his environment and his circumstances. Unfortunately, most men have spent much of their lives giving away that sovereignty. Every time a man passes blame or shirks his responsibility, every time he makes excuses for his performance, and every time he trades his unlimited potential for a little perceived safety and security, he willingly submits himself to the mercy of others. Is it any wonder that men, in general, seem to have lost their way? You don’t have to look very far to recognize that men don’t seem to possess the same amount of vigor and purpose they once did. Take one sobering statistic—the rate of suicide in men—and you begin to see how damaging the effects of the voluntary subjugation of men to their families, their businesses, and their governments can be. It’s not hard to understand why we give up control to others—it’s easy and we’re expected to. Sovereignty: The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Men is a call for men to once again rise up and establish themselves as they once were—a revolution if you will. Inside the pages of this book, we’ll uncover the battle each man will inevitably engage in, the external forces fighting against the call to masculinity, and the internal struggle all men must overcome. But make no mistake, this revolution is not a call for men to go their own way and rally against society. It’s a call for men to become fully the men they are meant to be so they may more adequately take care of themselves and those they are responsible for. Men have always been expected to protect, provide, and preside over themselves, their families, their businesses, and their communities. By embodying the thirteen Sovereign Virtues we detail inside, every man will be more capable of fulfilling his masculine duties and responsibilities. The words in this book go well beyond principle and theory, however, as we build the framework for establishing a battle plan to combat the external and internal threats to our masculine power and give every man the tools, resources, guidance, direction, and ability to reclaim what has always been his: his sovereignty.

The Book of Life

The Spiritual and Physical Constitution of Man 1912
Author: Alesha Sivartha
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
ISBN: 9781498059060
Page: 386
View: 9132
This Is A New Release Of The Original 1912 Edition.