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The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear

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From classic stories to original contributions, fifty inspirational essays from writers around the world offer a message of hope in the face of difficult times, with writings from such luminaries as Maya Angelou, Nelson Mandela, and many more. Original. 50,000 first printing.

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From classic stories to original contributions, fifty inspirational essays from writers around the world offer a message of hope in the face of difficult times, with writings from such luminaries as Maya Angelou, Nelson Mandela, and many more. Original. 50,000 first printing.

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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Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.2 x 8.0 x 0.8 Inches
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