The Lady s Maid

"The Lady's Maid" is a captivating insight into the great wealth 'upstairs' but also the endless work 'downstairs', but it is Rose's unique relationship with Lady Astor that makes this book a truly enticing read"--Publisher's description.

Author: Rosina Harrison

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780091943516

Category: Americans

Page: 368

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A fascinating look at the life of a lady's maid, and her spirited employer, in the first half of the twentieth century

My Life in the Service

Less than two weeks later, the war ended. "I should consider myself lucky not to have missed that one," McGovern wrote, with the pluck that enlivens every page of this book, "even though it did scare the devil out of me."

Author: George McGovern

Publisher:

ISBN: 1879957590

Category: Bomber pilots

Page: 157

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Before he was a celebrated politician, Senator George McGovern served as a B-24 bomber pilot in World War II. Based in Italy, he flew thirty-five combat missions over Europe between 1944 and 1945. My Life in the Service features a facsimile of the diary George McGovern kept from his first days of basic training until the end of the war. Hastily jotted down in his exacting hand whenever he had the impulse to put his thoughts on paper, the pages convey the immediacy of McGovern's wartime experiences. Each lined sheet is decorated with illustrations, alongside aphorisms on battle and democracy from some of history's greatest minds. This document powerfully evokes an era, while it predicts the man George McGovern would become. (For ease of reading, a typed transcription of the diary is included.) As Andrew Bacevich states in his introduction, "We also come to understand why McGovern, having experienced combat at first hand, was not in later life among those given to glorifying war or to sending their fellow citizens to fight when not absolutely necessary." "We are all heaving a sigh of relief that it is in the past," McGovern wrote near the end of his training, which took him from South Dakota to Missouri, Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and Idaho. Yet McGovern excelled at flight school and became a skilled pilot. He earned many decorations including the Distinguished Flying Cross for saving the lives of his crew. My Life in the Service provides a lively and intimate glimpse into the Allied bombing of Nazi-occupied Europe. The B-24, nicknamed the "Flying Coffin," was unwieldy, uncomfortable, and, as McGovern himself learned, unreliable. "Needless to say old terra firma felt pretty good," McGovern wrote after one of many rough landings detailed in his diary. McGovern endured dangerous weather, tire blowouts, and midair engine losses. He returned home without a scratch, though many of his friends were less fortunate. "I hated like everything to see him go," he wrote of one who died in a crash. McGovern counted down the missions he had to complete before he returning to his hometown sweetheart, Eleanor--they married during his service, and she gave birth to their daughter while he was overseas. His final mission, on April 25, 1945, was the worst of them all. "All our hydraulic lines were cut hopelessly so to land we had to crank our gear down manually, pump the flaps down, and then throw out parachutes to stop us when we were on the ground," he wrote. "We ended up at the end of the runway O.K. with no further damage to the planes or the fellows. We had well over 75 holes in our plane--some of which were amazingly close to some of us. In a way this was a good one to quit on because it made me more thankful than ever that I had finished." That mission proved to be the last that the 15th Air Force flew. Less than two weeks later, the war ended. "I should consider myself lucky not to have missed that one," McGovern wrote, with the pluck that enlivens every page of this book, "even though it did scare the devil out of me."

Rose

Author: Rosina Harrisson

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ISBN: OCLC:490971944

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Page: 268

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Rose

Provides the author's account of working as the personal maid for the American-born Lady Astor.

Author: Rosina Harrison

Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks

ISBN: 0143120867

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 354

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Provides the author's account of working as the personal maid for the American-born Lady Astor.

Jetta s Journey

That miracle turned out to be a service dog named Jetta who gave Denise a full life again. In this book, Jetta shares her stories of a working dog's life.

Author: Denise Solters

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ISBN: 1938436989

Category:

Page: 186

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When Denise Solters suffered a cardiac arrest and brain injury, she gravitated for rehabilitation. She admired dogs happily playing with their loved ones and started praying for a miracle. That miracle turned out to be a service dog named Jetta who gave Denise a full life again. In this book, Jetta shares her stories of a working dog's life.

The Life and Public Services of Henry Clay Down to 1848

Of the nature or the value of the services rendered during that long and arduous
period of my life , it does not become me to speak ; history , if she deigns to notice
me , or posterity , if the recollections of my humble actions shall be transmitted ...

Author: Epes Sargent

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105048939925

Category: Legislators

Page: 487

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Records of my Life

He was therefore obliged to submit , in order to save his life , and was concerned
in many actions under Hyder with other Native powers . He was again wounded ,
but not materially . How long he remained in the service of Hyder , I know not .

Author: John TAYLOR (Author of “Monsieur Tonson.”.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0023588426

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Reminiscences of Thirty five Years of My Life

Without abolishing altogether their old system of seven years ' service , Austrian
administrators had introduced a method of recruiting which was equivalent in
practice to a regular system of two years ' military service . Soldiers , nominally ...

Author: Joseph Archer Crowe

Publisher: London : J. Murray

ISBN: WISC:89097317069

Category: Great Britain

Page: 445

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My Life c

He told me that from my recent promotion I was the junior officer of my rank , but
that he intended to postpone the claims of other Assistants , and assign to me this
pleasant and honorable service . I was very grateful to him ; and indeed when I ...

Author: Alexander Robert Charles Dallas

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0021703051

Category:

Page: 239

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My Life in the Far East

On a smaller scale the same d ) Sale of government property As for the sale of
items issued by the govern . ment to service personnel : shoes , uniforms ,
weapons , government items of any sort - that is just plain theft because they do
not ...

Author: United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D035481000

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 104

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Recollections of My Life

During the service the music played in different parts . At the Te Deum the ever -
beautiful Gott er halte ' resounded ; I felt very sad during service , for it was the
first time that I had not been with my brother on this happy day . I was alone ,
quite ...

Author: Maximilian (Emperor of Mexico)

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105010265853

Category: Algeria

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My Life and Recollections

Of the former , there is the United Service , as an example ; but here there are
subdivisions ; the general officers ... higher grades of the army and navy not
choosing to associate with their subordinates , the Junior United Service was
instituted .

Author: Grantley Fitzhardinge Berkeley

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B753569

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An Episode of my Life By an Indian Officer

tended divine service , wending their way to the division head quarter tent for that
purpose , with all the punctuality and fervour of ascetics . Men confided to me in
the craven fear of their hearts , thoughts and sentiments that the rack should not ...

Author:

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ISBN: BL:A0019181442

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Quakerism Or The Story of My Life

They would not ask person of rank to meet them in such a den , as they had
thought good enough to consecrate to the service of the King of kings . It was a
loft over a stable . You had to pass through a coal - yard to the half - ladder , half -
stairs ...

Author: Mrs. J. R. Greer

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044081819534

Category: Quakers

Page: 348

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Advice and Dissent My Life in Public Service

This book provides a ringside view of the licence permit raj, drought, bonded labour, draconian forex controls, the balance of payments crisis, liberalisation, high finance, and the emergence of India as a key player in the global economy.

Author: Y.V. Reddy

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9789352643059

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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A journalist once asked Y.V. Reddy, 'Governor, how independent is the RBI?' 'I am very independent,' Reddy replied. 'The RBI has full autonomy. I have the permission of my finance minister to tell you that.' Reddy may have put it lightly but it is a theme he deals with at length in Advice and Dissent. Spanning a long career in public service which began with his joining the IAS in 1964, he writes about decision making at several levels. In his dealings, he was firm, unafraid to speak his mind, but avoided open discord. In a book that appeals to the lay reader and the finance specialist alike, Reddy gives an account of the debate and thinking behind some landmark events, and some remarkable initiatives of his own, whose benefits reached the man on the street. Reading between the lines, one recognizes controversies on key policy decisions which reverberate even now. This book provides a ringside view of the licence permit raj, drought, bonded labour, draconian forex controls, the balance of payments crisis, liberalisation, high finance, and the emergence of India as a key player in the global economy. He also shares his experience of working closely with some of the architects of India's economic change: Manmohan Singh, Bimal Jalan, C. Rangarajan, Yashwant Sinha, Jaswant Singh and P. Chidambaram. He also worked closely with extraordinary leaders like N.T. Rama Rao, as described in a memorable chapter. As governor of the RBI from 2003 to 2008 he presided over a period of high growth, low inflation, a stable rupee and ample foreign exchange reserves - a far cry from the 1991 crisis he lived through and describes in vivid detail, when the country had to mortgage its gold to meet its debt obligations. He is credited with saving the Indian banking system from the sub-prime and liquidity crisis of 2008 that erupted shortly after his term at RBI ended. Dr Reddy provides insight into post-crisis reflection undertaken by several global institutions on the international monetary system and financial architecture. In addition, he describes the development of the Fourteenth Finance Commission report, which he chaired, and is considered a game changer. Leavened with his irrepressible sense of humour, Advice and Dissent is a warm, engaging account of a life that moves easily from his career in the districts as a young IAS officer to the higher echelons of policy making, in a trajectory that follows change in the country itself.

Leaflets from My Life

But just about this time a number of clergymen who were esteemed popular
preachers , undertook to go from place to place , and give a service in the Parish
churches ; they were called “ home missionaries , " and the Rev . Evans , of St ...

Author: Mary Kirby

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000201678

Category: Authors, English

Page: 244

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