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"TOTAL Power of ONE in America" brings curriculum together for outstanding course integration
for more assured student education and life success

     " ... this book should be on the book shelf of every American citizen, especially every home educator." 
[full quote below]
-Robert L. Ley, Marketing Director, Vision Networking Systems, Indianapolis, IN

To home school your child is a big decision, a bigger commitment, and even greater sacrifice. You want the best possible education for your child and you decided someone had to do it to get it. That someone was you. Today's flawed education system teaches everything except how to make a living, how to live, and how to understand life. It leaves out so much that is relevant, necessary and important, especially including values, character and personal life philosophy. Something else is needed, and more academic books with their topics, courses and subjects are just not enough. A missing ingredient is needed to bring them all together, give them relevance and importance, and make the education experience the very special gift and challenge it is supposed to be.

As Epictetus said, "Only the educated are free."

Nothing has changed from "A Nation at Risk," the education indictment report of 1983:

     "If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war. As it stands, we have allowed this to happen to ourselves, ... the educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising
tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a Nation and a people."

It was recently reported, "about 850,000 of the nation's 50 million children are being taught at home rather than in schools, mostly by parents who are well-educated and live in cities."  From this telephone survey of 57,278 households, about 1.7% of American children were home-schooled in 1999. The report says the number could be as high as 992,000 or as low as 709,000, compared to a 1994 census bureau estimate of 360,000
(and 640,000 in 1996, per the Education Department).
The results are "a clear portrait of the average home-schooler," finding, "Parents of home-schoolers are, on average, better-education than other parents--a greater percentage have college degrees--though their income is about the same," with the vast majority earning less than $50,000, and many earn less than $25,000." ("Nearly 2% of U.S. kids schooled at home" by Greg Toppo, Associated Press, Rocky Mountain News, p 16A, 8/3/01)

This situation in patently unfair. With the heavy family burden of taxes--income, excise, sales, and especially property taxes to fund the $7,792 per student per year in 1998 (2000 Statistical Abstract of the United States, p 151), the home-schooler parents commitment and sacrifice are mightily magnified. Most families must have two or more jobs, one to support the family, one to pay the taxes governments impose on families. Those who choose to home-school make less money, and spend more, to do so. Unfair.

All the more reason to do the most, spend the least and get the best education possible for your children/students. All the more reason to get the single volume that will make a profound difference, not only in the education of your home-schooled student, but in your life as well. Much of what is in "TOTAL Power of ONE in America" has not been available to the American student. You can learn what professional educators say about it by visiting

On over 625 talkshows nationwide author Fred Holden has described illiteracy as "the inability to read, write, think, analyze and articulate words, thoughts and ideas."  He calls these learning gaps "The 8-ball-eight perilous illiteracies: economic, business, political, financial, governmental, constitutional, moral and citizenship," adding,
"TOTAL Power bridges all eight."

This new, exciting and powerful teaching resource is now available, recently updated in the 2001 edition. More than a book, it is a masterful accumulation of knowledge and information, a learning system of preview-read and learn-review, with chapter summaries, 10-questions and quotes, plus an impressive variety of mind-challenging, education-binding and life-enhancing topics. These tie together the unrelated topics,
subjects and courses presented in today's popular education curriculum.

The "missing link" concept is important. Today's education provides subjects but leaves out a lot. Holden says poetically, "The two obstacles to learning are not to learn and not to be taught. The first is under your control, the second is not." Some things you can't learn and can't teach because they are literally "not there.
" Find out more at

Visualize each course as a brick--one brick for mathematics, one for English, one for social studies, another for chemistry, and so on. When you get a full load of bricks you receive a diploma. But are you educated? You get subjects and courses but not education. There is nothing to bring these educational bricks together. The little-taught and less-understood Economics, and more, brings it all together, gives it relevance, and, with an understanding of America's founding history and Freedom Documents, great importance to each individual, job, career and life. Economics, and more of what is in TOTAL Power of ONE in America, serve as the mortar between the bricks. It gives what a civil engineer might call "structural integrity" to the education process and experience. Such education becomes a strong, organized, make-sense, exciting whole structure that has within it the power to make education and home-schooling powerful, and students more powerful.

It's all about personal power through knowledge, application and action. Apply "The Magnificent Sword of KIMAX," a two-edged sword, one a tough, hacking axe edge that says, "You count. You matter. You make a difference." The other is a cutting-edge success formula: Knowledge (get it), Information (use it), Motivation (develop it), Action (take it), eXcellence (be it). Learn and apply
"The Involvement Process" and "The Change Process."

The book begins with the Power of ONE concept--the immense power of mind and attitude to make a difference with the Power of ONE Creed, "I am ONE, I am only ONE, but I will do, what ONE can do." Chapter 10 describes the world of work, how to look for and find a job, interview for, get and keep a job, please a boss, get raises and promotion, grow and succeed in the job, turn it into a worthwhile career and life.

You can put to work immediately the human bonding "5-P's Must Win/Can't Lose Personal Success Formula"
(p 166).

Early chapters explore free enterprise and business (they are different), profit, and the magnificence of character--discipline, honor, integrity. A later chapter explores America's freedom documents--Declaration of Independence, U. S., Constitution and its incredibly important Bill of Rights. "Lifetime Financial Planning" reveals the importance of saving money for security and peace of mind; "Personal Wellness," how to be fit physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Other chapters explore economic and political systems, and finally how one person can make a difference, one-on-one and one-on-many.

A most surprising benefit is the quality and price of this book and learning system. It is a 6" by 9," 608-page, hardbound book with smythe-sewn bindings (the best there is, used for dictionaries, encyclopedias and reference books); with up front, 56-page Book-in-Brief for a whole book overview in an hour, handy for preview and review; 26-stand-alone chapters; 42 illustrations; Quick-Scan and detailed Table of Contents; bibliography and 24-page Index. All this, with its powerful, previously virtually unavailable topics, can be owned for less than $30.  Get more information on the book, testimonials, especially from teachers, and how to order at the book's website,

Robert L. Ley, Marketing Director, Vision Networking Systems in Indianapolis, Indiana, in his laudatory book review, "A Freedom Feast for the Mind" put it this way (this is at in total):

     "Fred Holden gives the American people renewed "Power"--TOTAL Power of ONE in America! Holden says, "Our system of education teaches just about everything except the three things that matter most--How to make a living, how to live, and how to understand life, especially in the areas of economics and politics." The secrets to citizen empowerment are now exposed in this 600-page American owner's manual of information and inspiration, ..." ending with, "You can forget the natural fear of learning. The citizen fun has just begun."

Four years later, in a bulletin issued to his large religious association he said,  "Through his book, Total Power of ONE in America, Fred Holden encouraged me to try extraordinary things to impact society.  It is my belief that, along with the Bible, this book should be on the book shelf of every American citizen, especially every
home educator.  And I make this challenge that you can't read the last chapter [26] (after reading the rest of the book) without getting a tear of hope and a powerful
boost to go out and be a TOTAL Power of ONE in America."

For your home-schooling effort, and a more comprehensive and powerful education for your children and student(s), and for yourself, get "the real rest of the education story" in this mini-encyclopedia, TOTAL Power of ONE in America, custom made for powerful home schooling. It is a dramatic learning, teaching, training, reference and resource. To learn more, go to