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A Fortunate Life

Author : A B Facey
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Born in 1894, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a sheep farmer, survived the gore of Gallipoli, raised a family through the Depression and spent sixty years with his beloved wife, Evelyn. Despite enduring hardships we can barely imagine today, Facey always saw his life as a 'fortunate' one. A true classic of Australian literature, his simply written autobiography is an inspiration. It is the story of a life lived to the full – the extraordinary journey of an ordinary man.

A Fortunate Life

Author : Robert Vaughn
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A remarkable and delightful memoir of a life spent in the uppermost circles of acting, politics, and the world Robert Vaughn was born an actor. His family worked in the theater for generations, and he knew from the very start that he would join them. In his fifty-year career, Vaughn has made his mark in roles on stage, in film, and on television the world over. In A Fortunate Life, he describes some of the one-of-a-kind experiences he's enjoyed in his celebrated career. 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 he recounts insider stories about such legendary figures as Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Charlton Heston, Oliver Reed, Jason Robards, Richard Harris, Yul Brynner, Elizabeth Taylor, and many more. Vaughn's work in The Young Philadelphians, The Magnificent Seven, Superman III, and many other films won kudos from critics and peers alike. Worldwide recognition came when he starred in the smash hit series The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and he vividly describes the extraordinary experience of becoming, quite suddenly, one of the world's brightest stars. Vaughn warmly recalls his romances with stars like Natalie Wood and his adventures with friends like Steve McQueen and James Coburn, but equally important was his involvement in the politics of the 1960s. The first actor to publicly speak out against the war in Vietnam, he served as national chairman of Dissenting Democrats, the largest antiwar organization in the U.S. He gave hundreds of speeches denouncing the war, debated William F. Buckley on national TV, and helped persuade his friend Robert F. Kennedy to run for president in 1968---only to see the race end in tragedy. 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.

A Fortunate Life

Author : Paddy Ashdown
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DIV 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. /div

A Fortunate Life

Author : Peter Byrne
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Peter Byrne's autobiography. An adventurous life that embraces WW II service in the Royal Air Force, tea planting in north India, big game hunting in southern Nepal, Yeti hunting in the high Himalaya, international professional river running, Bigfoot hunting in the Pacific NW of the US, love affairs, humor and adventure unlimited.

Robert Vaughn A Fortunate Life

Author : Robert Vaughn
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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

Memoirs of a Fortunate Life The Evolution of an Activist

Author : Sarai G. Zitter
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"Sarai Zitter was born in 1926 in the Bronx, the daughter of prominent pediatrician Joseph Golomb and his suffragist wife, Rose Sigal Golomb. Educated in public schools, including the High School of Music and Art (where she was its first harpist), she obtained degrees from Wellesley College, University of Michigan and Simmons College School of Social Work. In addition to her professional career as clinical social worker, Ms. Zitter has been active in liberal social causes throughout her life. As a civil rights worker, she integrated her community of Cedar Grove, NJ. As a reproductive rights activist, she served for twenty years as president of NJ Right to Choose, worked as a pregnancy options volunteer for Planned Parenthood, and spoke in schools, at meetings and before the State legislature Ms. Zitter was married for fifty years to the late Samuel Zitter, whom she met, appropriately enough, at a political workshop run by the liberal Americans for Democratic Action. They had three children, ("each of whom", she writes, "is working to build a better world") and three grandchildren. She currently resides in Cabot Park Village, a senior facility in Newton, Massachusetts, where she edits her community's newsmagazine."

A Fortunate Life

Author : David Bell
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David Bell has had an interesting and varied "fortunate life." In this book he recounts some of his experiences while serving in the Royal Navy in Russia and Germany during the Second World War; his fourteen years work as a Colonial Service education officer in what was Northern Rhodesia and is now Zambia; and subsequently his postings with the British Council to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Thailand, India, Brazil, Ethiopia and Jordan.

Amazing Grace

Author : June Leatham
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This inspirational book is heart-warming, colourful and quite unforgettable. It is sure to appeal to all age groups. This collection of thought-provoking stories and poems are ones which have stayed with the author throughout her life, forever reminding her to observe, enjoy, trust and love every moment of life.

A Fortunate Life Australian Children s Classics

Author : A B Facey
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And that's the way it was. I would often go into the bush and watch the birds and think in some ways they were like me - they had to fend for themselves as soon as the mother bird thought that they were old enough. Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past. Rediscover the magic of our country's most memorable children's books in the Penguin Australia Children's Classics series of stories too precious to leave behind.

A Fortunate Life

Author : John Dixon
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