Download or read book A Fortunate Life written by A. B. Facey and published by . This book was released on 2018-04-21 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Albert Facey's story is the story of Australia. Born in 1894, and first sent to work at the age of nine, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a labourer and farmer and jackaroo, becoming lost and then rescued by Indigenous trackers, then gaining a hard-won literacy, surviving Gallipoli, raising a family through the Depression, losing a son in the Second World War, and meeting his beloved Evelyn with whom he shared nearly sixty years of marriage. Despite enduring unimaginable hardships, Facey always saw his life as a fortunate one. A true classic of Australian literature, Facey's simply penned story offers a unique window onto the history of Australian life through the greater part of the twentieth century - the extraordinary journey of an ordinary man.
Download or read book A Fortunate Life written by Paddy Ashdown and published by Aurum. This book was released on 2010-09-25 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Paddy Ashdown’s autobiography was hailed as one of the most readable and exciting political life stories ever written of all – precisely because it was so very much more. This is the autobiography of an old-fashioned Man of Action, an adventurer, to be compared more readily to Fitzroy Maclean than David Steel. Ashdown’s years as MP for Yeovil and leader of the Liberal Democrats pale alongside his time as a Royal Marine Commando, in the Special Boat squadron, as a spy, on military service in Northern Ireland and Indonesia, and then subsequently – perhaps his finest and most heroic role, as the UN’s High representative in war-torn Bosnia. As one reviewer remarked: “This must be the first political memoir to offer advice on the best way to execute a jungle ambush and on how to treat an open wound using red ants.” Ashdown’s appeal – which explains this books’s hardback bestseller status – is that he transcends party political allegiances, and is seen as a genuinely honest and decent man unafraid to take on the hardest challenges.
Download or read book A Fortunate Life written by Fred H. Rohn and published by Archway Publishing. This book was released on 2017-02-07 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Author Fred H. Rohn grew up on Hurden Street in Hillside, New Jersey, a place that played a pivotal role in his upbringing. From bike rides and street games in Hillside, to marriage and children in the town of Madison, Rohn shares his experiences of growing up during the Depression, attending college, serving in the Navy, embarking on a business career, and marrying his best friend and high school sweetheart. Offering an important historical perspective on growing up in the twentieth century, this memoir shares what Rohn considers to be the factors of a fortunate life. Interspersed with photographs from past and present, he shows how one small life fits, as a microcosm, into the fabric of family, friends, and an ever-changing world environment.
Download or read book Robert Vaughn A Fortunate Life written by Robert Vaughn and published by JR Books Limited. This book was released on 2013-02-18 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DIV At the height of his television fame on The Man From UNCLE, Robert Vaughn was one of HollywoodÕs most eligible bachelors, with countless adoring female fans. His affairs with famous celebrities, including Natalie Wood, made front-page news. But Vaughn is not just a handsome face, Ð he is a talented stage, television and film actor with strong political convictions and literary interests. In this fascinating biography Vaughn recounts his memories of a golden era in Hollywood and the highs and lows of life as a successful actor, from hot dates with starlets, to having an FBI file because of his anti-Vietnam stance, to being caught up in the Russian invasion of Prague in 1968 while filming. Vaughn befriended such luminaries as Bobby Kennedy, met Presidents at parties, and had many adventures with stars such as Jack Nicholson, Elvis Presley, Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Charlton Heston, Oliver Reed, Steve McQueen and Elizabeth Taylor. Most recently, Vaughn has been working on his TV series, Hustle, airing in January 2009. This is his revealing and captivating story Robert Vaughn is an Emmy-winning actor who has portrayed five US Presidents and currently stars in Hustle on BBC 1. He has appeared in many films, including The Magnificent Seven, Bullitt and The Towering Inferno, and several classic TV series, including The Protectors and The Man From UNCLE. /div
Download or read book The Fortunate Life of a Vindicatrix Boy written by John Williams and published by Createspace Independent Pub. This book was released on 2005 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of a Liverpool cabin boy who jumped ship in Australia to become a stage hypnotist's stooge, journalist, film producer, airline executive and car wash hand, meeting characters as colourful as himself along the way. A true-life tale, told with humour and honesty.
Download or read book Fortunate Life written by A.B. Facey and published by Fremantle Press. This book was released on 2018-04-21 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bert Facey saw himself as an ordinary man, but his remarkable story reveals an extraordinary life lived to the full. Bert Facey was a battler, ever optimistic and hopeful despite the hardships of his life. A true classic of Australian literature, his simply written autobiography is an inspiration. This edition has been specially adapted for young readers.
Download or read book OUR FORTUNATE LIVES written by Judy Boyd and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2014-12-29 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Judy Boyd was born at Mataura, in Southland. She had to leave High School before her sixteenth birthday, to go home to the farm and house-keep for the family when her mother was ill. Four years later, she left home to train as a Karitane Nurse in Christchurch. Her parents went overseas for nine months after Judy graduated from Karitane; she returned to the farm to house-keep for her brother, during which time she took babies in at home while their parents were on holiday. Then Judy and Peter Boyd became engaged; he went to Australia on a working holiday, and when her parents returned, Judy also left for a six months’ working holiday in Australia. After they married they lived in Taumarunui, Rangiora, New Plymouth, and Christchurch again, and during those first six years their three sons, Hamish, Dougal and Andrew were born. In 1974 they shifted out of town to twenty acres at Broadfields, half way between Hornby and Lincoln. Five years later they planted one and a half acres of blueberries: a thriving commercial venture. At age forty-two, following a year at Mrs Ritchie’s Commercial College, Judy became a secretary at Lincoln University and after twelve years working there, she changed departments. Because the new job was only three days a week, she had plenty of time for study and enrolled in an English Degree by correspondence with Massey University. After three years in the new job, she retired from Lincoln, and enrolled at Canterbury University to complete her Honours degree in Creative Writing. Being at a loose end again, she heard about Grant Hindin-Miller’s Creative Writing courses at the Continuing Education Department of Canterbury University, and nine years later, in her eightieth year has finally finished her book and at last realized her dream of becoming a writer.
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Download or read book A Fortunate Life written by Robert Vaughn and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2009-11-24 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In his fifty-year career, Vaughn has made his mark in roles on stage, in film, and on television the world over. A Fortunate Life reveals the details of his early years in Hollywood, when he found himself appearing as often in the gossip magazines as on screen, and follows his emergence as one of the world's biggest stars. Vaughn warmly recalls his romances with stars like Natalie Wood, his adventures with friends like Steve McQueen and James Coburn, and insider stories about such legendary figures as Judy Garland, Charlton Heston, Oliver Reed, Elizabeth Taylor, and many more. Equally important, however, was his leading involvement in the antiwar movement of the 1960s, when he became the first actor to publicly speak out against the war in Vietnam. With a wealth of moving, wonderfully entertaining and often jaw-dropping stories from the worlds of acting and politics, A Fortunate Life is a must-read for fans of Robert Vaughn and anyone who wants a glimpse behind the scenes of classic Hollywood.
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