Rose

Author: Rosina Harrison

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: WISC:89096271333

Category: Americans

Page: 268

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Autobiography about life in domestic service, as personal maid to Nancy, Lady Astor.

My Life in Service

All of Mom and Dad's relatives, friends, neighbors and acquaintances had
followed my military career. Bakersfield wasvery conservative, promilitary and a
friendly, helpful placeto live and grow up. Soonce I tired ofdoing nothing, about
twodays ...

Author: Dean Serz

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460222706

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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This is the story of a not so good, bullied, student who joins the Navy and finds a home and a new life, during a troubled time in American History. It begins in grade school where the boy is forced to fight and run for his survival, from bigger, older students and class mates. The boys troubles continues when he is placed in special education classes and not allowed to take part in school sports. It follows the boy into the Navy and his career that follows. From boot camp to “A” school, the hospitals, Fleet Marine Force training then Vietnam. His duty stations and assignments for the next 29 years and beyond. There are funny, sad and spiritual events. From a lost human being to a productive citizen, who has seen more than anyone should have had to.

Rose

Author: Rosina Harrisson

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:490971944

Category:

Page: 268

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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 Service To The Orishas

My. life. in. Service. to. The. Orishas. ORUNMILA'S. SERVANT. † Olofi, Olorun.
Olodumare † This book is dedicated to all my ancestors: Furuq, Adaesi,
Esmeralda, Calypso, The Indian, Tony Duit, Frank, Ta Julian, Luis, Edwards,
Charles ...

Author: Orunmila's Servant

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525520945

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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Italian-American Orunmila’s Servant escapes a troubled, at-risk boyhood by joining the United States Marines. After years in the military and a number of deployments, he comes to feel as if his life has never been his own. But one very early morning in 2011, as he’s casually smoking a cigarette while driving to work, everything changes. Alone in his car, Orunmila’s Servant hears a crystal-clear voice, and it says, “It’s time...time to practice Santeria.” From that moment on, a whole new world opens up for him, as he pitches himself into a fervent quest to learn all the secrets of the Orishas and create a happy, meaningful life for himself. In a passionate, yet frequently hilarious companion piece to his first book, Orunmila’s Words Don't Touch the Floor IFA Odu Synthesis, Orunmila’s Servant chronicles his adventurous rise to joy and enlightenment in service to the Orishas, while compassionately lighting the way for others to follow.

Rose

Author: Rosina Harrisson

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:490971944

Category:

Page: 268

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My Life in Leadership

Our eighteen-year-olds would have found themselves, would be imbued with the
spirit of service, and our country would have a new face, a new respect for all
people. And all of our children would have an opportunity to learn and grow. That
is ...

Author: Frances Hesselbein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470946237

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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In a clear and compelling voice, Frances Hesselbein delivers key leadership lessons. Tracing her own development as a leader, she narrates the critical moments that shaped her personally and professionally: from her childhood in Pennsylvania, to moving up from Girl Scout troop leader to Girl Scout CEO, to founding and leading the Leader to Leader Institute, to her friendships and experiences with some of the greatest leaders and thinkers of our time. Each chapter includes an inspirational story, a key lesson and how to apply it to daily life.

My Life in a Blog

We throw our unorganized ways under the title of "being led by the Spirit." I
remember serving at a church where the worship leader would come in one hour
before service, pick the songs, run a quick practice and then perform. Why? Well
 ...

Author:

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781257788170

Category:

Page:

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My Life in Politics

Beirut constituted the penultimate stage of my trip to the Middle East. I had
already gone on an official visit there in April 1996, shortly before the Israelis
launched their military operation against the Hezbollah stronghold in southern
Lebanon.

Author: Jacques Chirac

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781137088031

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Along with Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl, and Francois Mitterand, Jacques Chirac is one of the most iconic statesmen of the twentieth century. Two-time president of France, mayor of Paris, and international politician, a recent poll voted him the most admired political figure in France, with current president Nicolas Sarkozy ranking in 32nd place. This memoir covers the full scope of Chirac's political career of more than 50 years and includes the last century's most significant events. A protégé of General de Gaulle, Chirac started political life after France's defeat in Algeria in the early 1960s. He then became Prime Minister George de Pompidou's "bulldozer" and a personal negotiator with Saddam Hussein for France's oil interests in the Persian Gulf. He sold Iraq its first nuclear reactor and incurred the wrath of the United States and Israel, which he discusses in striking detail. As mayor of Paris, Chirac was famed for his success in beautifying the City of Lights and keeping it whole during the heady days of the 1968 riots. As president in the 1990s and early 2000s, Chirac took controversial steps to privatize the economy and plan the European Union. Chirac seldom pulls punches and in several dramatic chapters describes his opposition to the US invasion of Iraq in 2002 and his personal meetings with George W. Bush. These landmark events are brought into sharp focus in this memoir that the popular French magazine Paris Match said "steals the show" even after its author decamped the presidential palace.

My Stretch in the Service

For one thing, I believed my stretch in the service contributed little either to me or
to my country. For another, my enlistment didn't seem ... I was in a psychological
rut and had to change my life to climb out. Two years later, I was honorably ...

Author: Robert Mason

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595431625

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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In 1995, Robert G. Mason has a successful quadruple bypass. Freed from the worry that a major heart attack is lurking around the corner, Mason has a new lease on life-and a sobering acceptance of his own mortality. He realizes that his World War II mementos will not mean anything after he dies and thus sets out to tell the stories behind them. Serving in the American occupation of Japan at the end of the war, Mason witnessed a host of incredible, and sometimes entertaining, experiences. In this memoir, Mason describes Birdlegs, a vindictive Army nurse who learns the hard way to care about and respect the wounded. Mason entertains with the story of a pregnant Japanese prostitute who embarrasses a United States company commander. And he reminisces about how a Japanese general, convicted of wartime atrocities, helps him cope with medical trauma. Mason's army experience changed his life. In this vivid memoir, he recounts the incidents that chronicle the two years of military service that transformed him from an immature nineteen-year-old kid into a twenty-one-year-old adult.

My Life in Christ

After having worthily celebrated the service and the sacraments , always thank
the Lord from your whole heart by a short prayer for having found you worthy of
serving Him , of serving His most loving intentions and deeds with all your heart ...

Author: Saint John (of Kronstadt)

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH4Z8Q

Category: Devotional literature

Page: 558

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Story of My Life

She then recounts her father ' s life from his early military career in the service of
Napoleon , when he was an eyewitness to some of Napoleon ' s greatest
victories , until his accidental death in 1808 . Finally , she narrates recollections of
her ...

Author: George Sand

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 079140580X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1162

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The Joy of Lex Life with a Service Dog

The Joy of Lex: Life with a Service Dog is dedicated to the delight of my life ––
Ginny, my bride of forty years, and to my daughter Christine and my son John. It is
also dedicated to, and is all about, another delight –– a four-footed one –– Lex, ...

Author: John Thomas Clark

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 9781456601294

Category: Pets

Page: 128

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"The Joy of Lex: Life with a Service Dog" is a light-hearted romp recounting life with Lex, a black Lab. Beginning with Lexie's being teamed with me and our schooling together at Canine Companions for Independence, the book then offers glimpses at our life together at home and shows how we interact with the outside world. Its vignettes, all accompanied by color photographs, describe life with the best service dog in the world: they reveal how Lex works -- tugging off my socks, opening a door, turning on a light, picking up my dropped mouthstick, and more -- tasks Lex was trained to perform. They even reveal how this intelligent dog performs tasks he was not trained to do, as when he saved me from certain injury by righting my wheelchair during a serious mishap. These poems also show how Lex plays and they demonstrate his marvelous personality. Sonnets in various forms, they are all straightforward; there is nothing deep in them except for the profound love I have for this wonderful dog who brings so much joy to my life.Dean Koontz, the author of many best sellers, said in his Introduction for "The Joy of Lex: Life with a Service Dog," "In this collection of sonnets, John Thomas Clark captures perfectly the details of his life with an assistance dog, relishes the beauty of small moments, and celebrates the grace that waits for us in every moment of the day if only we will open our eyes and our hearts to the recognition of it."Derek Mahon, a foremost poet of Ireland whose work enjoys worldwide acclaim, has said in his back-cover testimonial for "The Joy of Lex: Life with a Service Dog," "I am honoured to be associated with this book... It is... a pleasure to recommend this accomplished and original poet.""The Joy of Lex: Life with a Service Dog" has fifty-six poems which are accompanied by fifty-six color photographs. This book has been professionally edited by Diane Buccheri, Editor and Publisher of OCEAN Magazine and again by Eve Hanninen, Editor and Publisher of The Centrifugal Eye. Many of the thirty-five Lexie sonnets published in various literary journals and magazines are included in The Joy Lex. Others are published here for the first time.

50 Stories From My Life

KNOCKING ON THE THE CIVIL-SERVICE DOOR After the war ended, I needed
ajob. And when times are tough, as they were during the postwar military
administration, you cannot be too fussy. You have to take whatever is available.
Later, in ...

Author: S R Nathan

Publisher: Editions Didier Millet

ISBN: 9789814385343

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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S R Nathan is one of Singapore's most distinguished public servants. Born into poverty, he survived family tradegy, destitution and the Japanese occupation. After getting a university diploma as an adult, he worked his way through the civil service ranks to become successively a mediator in trade union disputes, a foreign affairs expert, a manager of a media company, a diplomat and a two-term president of Singapore. He has been an eyewitness to Singapore's history before and after independence, with an insider's view of many key events at home and abroad. It is easy for the younger generations of Singaporeans to assume that the good fortune they now enjoy was easily won. For them, and for anyone interested in Singapore and its history, Mr Nathan has selected 50 episodes from his personal and official life, which offer insights from which the up-and-coming generation will benefit.

My Life before the World War 1860 1917

Whatever may have been the opinion of individual cadets regarding life at West
Point, I am sure that none failed to appreciate that the experience was beneficial.
In my opinion West Point is the outstanding military school of its kind as a builder
 ...

Author: John J. Pershing

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813141985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 744

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Few American military figures are more revered than General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing (1860--1948), who is most famous for leading the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. The only soldier besides George Washington to be promoted to the highest rank in the U.S. Army (General of the Armies), Pershing was a mentor to the generation of generals who led America's forces during the Second World War. Though Pershing published a two-volume memoir, My Experiences in the World War, and has been the subject of numerous biographies, few know that he spent many years drafting a memoir of his experiences prior to the First World War. In My Life Before the World War, 1860--1917, John T. Greenwood rescues this vital resource from obscurity, making Pershing's valuable insights into key events in history widely available for the first time. Pershing performed frontier duty against the Apaches and Sioux from 1886--1891, fought in Cuba in 1898, served three tours of duty in the Philippines, and was an observer with the Japanese Army in 1905 during the Russo-Japanese War. He also commanded the Mexican Punitive Expedition to capture Pancho Villa in 1916--1917. My Life Before the World War provides a rich personal account of events, people, and places as told by an observer at the center of the action. Carefully edited and annotated, this memoir is a significant contribution to our understanding of a legendary American soldier and the historic events in which he participated.

In My Life

“We're talking about your obligation under the Selective Service System to serve
your country. What makes you think you're so special?” “I will not go to Vietnam.” “
Special and arrogant,” he says. “I don't think you'll make a good soldier,” says ...

Author: Thomas Dresser

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781434962188

Category: Fiction

Page: 166

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"This coming-of-age tale, set in the 1960s, resonates with an atmosphere familiar to so many baby-boomers, yet fading into a sweet memory of yesteryear. Set in a small New England town, In My Life, recounts the trials and admirations of Jody and Rusty, as they meet and fall in love."--P. [4] of cover.

My Life My Times My Poems

MY. FATHER'S. ARMY. SERVICE. As I gingerly removed his service records from
the envelope I became quite excited, what was I about to discover about him?
Looking through his army service records, it showed that his date of birth was the
 ...

Author: John Anthony Banfield

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 146789253X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 416

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John's life started at the beginning of World War Two, when he was evacuated from London as a baby, to various homes in the South of England. Some were very good homes but others were a nightmare.

The Story Of My Life

He embraced suffering for his God and country and spent a large part of his life
either in their service or in jail for that service . Let us remember as we read these
pages that we too have something to learn from them , that we too must shape ...

Author: Bhai Parmanand

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: 8187100389

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 195

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Presents The Life Story Of Bhai Parmanand The Well-Known Freedom Fighter Who Was A Source Of Inspiration To Many Others. Contains 24 Chapters. Dust Jacket Slightly Damaged.

My Life My Fault

My favorite cake was her checkerboard cake. When cut it ... Pat's mother and her
first mother-in-law, Mrs. Hare, were two of the best cooks I've run into. Even so ...
From the time I was about eight until I went into the service mother cut my hair.

Author: Joseph E. Bennett

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465324375

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 183

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My Life: My Fault relates memories about the life and times of the author and includes experiences shared with others who helped shape his life over the years. His story traces an effort to enjoy life, improve his relations with others, and conquer numerous challenges encountered in his work as he wrestles cronic health problems and advancing age. Additionally the book recalls memories of special friends and to a degree explains his feelings about himself and others.