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Traces the life of the Yankees' star ballplayer, focusing on his character and his struggle with the terminal disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: David A. Adler
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 1997
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 0152005234

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A deeply personal and candid remembrance of the late Senator John McCain from one of his closest and most trusted confidants, friends, and political advisors. More so than almost anyone outside of McCain’s immediate family, Mark Salter had unparalleled access to and served to influence the Senator’s thoughts and actions, cowriting seven books with him and acting as a valued confidant. Now, in The Luckiest Man, Salter draws on the storied facets of McCain’s early biography as well as the later-in-life political philosophy for which the nation knew and loved him, delivering an intimate and comprehensive account of McCain’s life and philosophy. Salter covers all the major events of McCain’s life—his peripatetic childhood, his naval service—but introduces, too, aspects of the man that the public rarely saw and hardly knew. Woven throughout this narrative is also the story of Salter and McCain’s close relationship, including how they met, and why their friendship stood the test of time in a political world known for its fickle personalities and frail bonds. Through Salter’s revealing portrayal of one of our country’s finest public servants, McCain emerges as both the man we knew him to be and also someone entirely new. Glimpses of his restlessness, his curiosity, his courage, and sentimentality are rendered with sensitivity and care—as only Mark Salter could provide. The capstone to Salter’s intimate and decades-spanning time with the Senator, The Luckiest Man is the authoritative last word on the stories McCain was too modest to tell himself and an influential life not soon to be forgotten.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Mark Salter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2020-10-13
File: 608 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781982120955

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The must-read Luckiest Man Who Grew up in an Engineered and Manufactured Poverty is the story of a little boy who grew up in one of the world’s poorest countries and made an incredible journey to the top of the world. It’s a tale of the endless barriers and obstacles he had to encounter on his way to the apex. With a mind so focused on moving forward, he remained positive through it all, so much so that it wasn’t until he overcame his obstacles that he realized they even existed. If you are looking for motivation on life’s journey, look no further than the Luckiest Man Who Grew up in an Engineered and Manufactured Poverty.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Gerard Germain
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
Release: 2020-02-06
File: 228 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781645840015

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Stories tell of a handyman who overhears a murder plot, a revolutionary who falls asleep on guard duty, a trash man pondering his life, a sidewalk artist, a retired soldier, and a midnight rendezvous.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Randall Silvis
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press
Release: 1984
File: 212 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015015363990

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An account of joining the Australian army and time spent in Changi war prison camp during World War Two.

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Author: Arnold Crabb
Publisher:
Release: 2019
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1644678314

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How do you experience God's intimate, comforting, tangible presence? In The Luckiest Man, John Paine reveals how he found the answer to this most important of all questions--by facing a terminal diagnosis. At middle age, John Paine thought he knew what it meant to have a relationship with God. He was a successful businessman, a well-respected Christian leader, a Bible teacher, and--outwardly, at least--the spiritual leader of his family. He was satisfied and thought he understood what it meant to know and experience God. But did he? John's journey into true, mystical intimacy with God began when a neurologist diagnosed him with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, and said, "Go home and get your affairs in order." Seventeen years later, John tells his story, recounting the ways God intervened in his life, freeing him from all that prevented intimacy with God, even as John slipped into pain, paralysis, and further toward death. In stunning, insightful prose, The Luckiest Man points to the God who lovingly, though occasionally painfully, drew John into the richness of friendship. In this profoundly moving memoir, John Paine reveals the secret to intimacy with God and provides hope to all who are in the middle of their own trials. They, too, will understand why John considers himself the "luckiest man."

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Genre: Religion
Author: John R. Paine
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release: 2018-11-20
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781400210039

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The definitive account of the life and tragic death of baseball legend Lou Gehrig. Lou Gehrig was a baseball legend—the Iron Horse, the stoic New York Yankee who was the greatest first baseman in history, a man whose consecutive-games streak was ended by a horrible disease that now bears his name. But as this definitive new biography makes clear, Gehrig’s life was more complicated—and, perhaps, even more heroic—than anyone really knew. Drawing on new interviews and more than two hundred pages of previously unpublished letters to and from Gehrig, Luckiest Man gives us an intimate portrait of the man who became an American hero: his life as a shy and awkward youth growing up in New York City, his unlikely friendship with Babe Ruth (a friendship that allegedly ended over rumors that Ruth had had an affair with Gehrig’s wife), and his stellar career with the Yankees, where his consecutive-games streak stood for more than half a century. What was not previously known, however, is that symptoms of Gehrig’s affliction began appearing in 1938, earlier than is commonly acknowledged. Later, aware that he was dying, Gehrig exhibited a perseverance that was truly inspiring; he lived the last two years of his short life with the same grace and dignity with which he gave his now-famous “luckiest man” speech. Meticulously researched and elegantly written, Jonathan Eig’s Luckiest Man shows us one of the greatest baseball players of all time as we’ve never seen him before.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Jonathan Eig
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2010-05-11
File: 432 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781439126448

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The must-read Luckiest Man Who Grew up in an Engineered and Manufactured Poverty is the story of a little boy who grew up in one of the world's poorest countries and made an incredible journey to the top of the world. It's a tale of the endless barriers and obstacles he had to encounter on his way to the apex. With a mind so focused on moving forward, he remained positive through it all, so much so that it wasn't until he overcame his obstacles that he realized they even existed. If you are looking for motivation on life's journey, look no further than the Luckiest Man Who Grew up in an Engineered and Manufactured Poverty.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Gerard Germain
Publisher:
Release: 2019-12-11
File: 230 Pages
ISBN-13: 164584000X

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This powerful and emotional stage play is now available to read in its original format. Following on from its highly successful Uk Tour 2013 readers can now digest carefully the well constructed dialogue and interaction between the two main characters Caroline and Michael Thompson. Bound together by their love for one another and their daughter Alice - we follow with intrigue and emotion their journey! Whether you are a considering researching suitable monologues, performing the play or just a general reader this play has everything.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Jayson F. A. Bartlett
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release: 2013-10
File: 74 Pages
ISBN-13: 1492973351

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This story is the culmination of a dream, a family and a journey. The dream continued over three consecutive nights during and after a flight to Australia. Steve and his wife had changed flights in Hong Kong where they purchased some Melatonin tablets to help avaoid jet lag. Steve then slept from Hong Kong to Adelaide and the dream started. It continued over the next two nights whilst sleeping i the home of their great friend Marion just North of Adelaide. The family in the dream is Steve's real family as the dream had woven them all into the story. The other - French - family is pure dream. However Steve's wife is a doctor and they do both work in the NHS. Steve's brother did die too early at the age of 57. His Sister and her husband have raised money and built a school in Uganda and his younger brother is completing the conversion of a barn to the South West of Limoges. Steve has two children and one adorable grand daughter. His daughter has been looking at the geneology of the family and his son is a computer nerd whilst also being the family adventurer. The journey was to visit his brother near Limoges where he fell in love with the area and 'discovered' the Chateau that he had seen in the dream - smaller than he remembered but hey that's dreams for you.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Stephen R. Howard
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Release: 2012-10-12
File: 514 Pages
ISBN-13: 1477233806

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