2011 reprint of 1939 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. George Washington Carver (1864-1943) was an American scientist, botanist, educator and inventor. Much of Carver's fame is based on his research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts and sweet potatoes. He wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops both as a source of their own food and as a source of other products to improve their quality of life. The most popular of his 44 practical bulletins for farmers contained 105 food recipes that used peanuts. He also promoted about 100 products made from peanuts that were useful for the house and farm, including cosmetics, dyes, paints, plastics, gasoline, and nitroglycerin. In addition to his work on agricultural extension education for purposes of advocacy of sustainable agriculture and appreciation of plants and nature, Carver's important accomplishments also included improvement of racial relations, mentoring children, poetry, painting, and religion. He served as an example of the importance of hard work, a positive attitude, and a good education. His humility, humanitarianism, good nature, frugality, and rejection of economic materialism also have been admired widely. This is the story of Glenn Clark's friendship with Carver.
During his life time George Washington Carver was referred to as the black Leonardo da Vinci. His research into alternative crops to replace cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes revolutionized Southern farming. Carver was born into slavery, once slavery was abolished Carver traveled expensively to study and educate himself. He was the first head of the Agricultural Department at the famous Tuskegee Institute. This book is a recollection of Glenn Clark on his close relationship with Carver.
First published in 1939, ‘The Man Who Talks With the Flowers’ is a recollection of Glenn Clark on his close relationship with George Washington Carver. Glenn Clark is recognized as a New Thought leader. During his lifetime George Washington Carver was referred to as the black Leonardo da Vinci. His great research into alternative crops to replace cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes revolutionized Southern farming. Carver witnessed slavery when he was born. When slavery was repealed Carver traveled extensively to study and enlighten himself. He was the first head of the Agricultural Department at the famous Tuskegee Institute.
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year He just knocked, that was all, knocked at the front door and waited, like the fourteen years since the night I'd killed my mother hadn't happened at all...A" Crushed by an impossible shame, Jinx's life has been little more than a shell; estranged from her husband, she is even relieved when he takes her young son with him. When Lemon, an old friend of her mother's, turns up on her doorstep, Jinx is forced to confront her past, and with the pain of remembrance comes the possibility of redemption. But Lemon has his own secrets to share, and together they unravel an unforgettable family drama, stoked with violence and passion. Rich with voices from East London and the West Indies, Edwards's narrative is delivered with a unique and uncompromising bite that announces a new talent in British fiction.
The characters from Sins and Sacrifices are together again. They are faced with more trials and greater hardships, but with the each other's support, they strive to overcome the obstacles in their paths. New characters are introduced and they, too, find themselves caught up in affairs that challenge them emotionally and spirituality. The Victory is a story about trials, testimonies, and the will to overcome.
A black man praised by white America-George Washington Carver (1864-1943) was an anomaly in his own time. Now available in paperback, this choice selection of Carver's writings reveals the human side of the famous black scientist, as well as the forces that shaped his creative genius.
The Message of the Flower is an encouraging story of two men, one a black man from the south and the other a white man from the north, and the oneness they shared together because of their love for their great Creator. It is also a story about how the message of that flower came and called a people and is still calling out to people today.