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A Fortunate Life

A Fortunate Life

  • Author: A B Facey
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0857970070
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 168
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The remarkable story of an 'ordinary' man. Bert Facey's childhood ended when he was eight years old. That was when his grandmother had to send him away to work for his keep. Bert grew up tough in the vast, wild outback of Western Australia. He lived to eighty-seven, and wrote down his extraordinary story for his grandchildren. In spite of its difficulties and sufferings, he always believed he had had 'a fortunate life'. A classic in Australian writing, A Fortunate Life has been specially adapted for young readers.

A Fortunate Life

A Fortunate Life

Behind-the-Scenes Stories from a Hollywood Legend

  • Author: Robert Vaughn
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1429961503
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
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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

A Fortunate Life

The Autobiography of Paddy Ashdown

  • Author: Paddy Ashdown
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
  • ISBN: 1845136470
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 400
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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

A Fortunate Life

  • Author: Fred H. Rohn
  • Publisher: Archway Publishing
  • ISBN: 1480841668
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 184
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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.

Robert Vaughn: A Fortunate Life

Robert Vaughn: A Fortunate Life

An Autobiography

  • Author: Robert Vaughn
  • Publisher: JR Books Limited
  • ISBN: 1907532536
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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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

Fortunate Life

Fortunate Life

  • Author: A.B. Facey
  • Publisher: Fremantle Press
  • ISBN: 1925591417
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 432
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Albert Facey’s story is the story of Australia.Born in 1894, and first sent to work at the age of eight, 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.

A Fortunate Life (sound Recording).

A Fortunate Life (sound Recording).

  • Author: Facey (B., A)
  • Publisher: Ottawa
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Facey, A. B. (Albert Barnett), 1894-1982
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Paddy Ashdown's autobiography, a Sunday Times top ten bestseller, is hailed as one of the most readable and exciting political life stories ever written. 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 is that he transcends party political allegiances, and is seen as a genuinely honest and decent man unafraid to take on the toughest challenges. Paddy...

The Fortunate Life of a Vindicatrix Boy

The Fortunate Life of a Vindicatrix Boy

  • Author: John Williams
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN: 1921019212
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 219
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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.

A Fortunate Life

A Fortunate Life

  • Author: Peter Byrne
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781795147217
  • Category:
  • Page: 830
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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 South East Asia, Yeti hunting in the Nepal Himalaya, international professional river running, Bigfoot hunting and research in the Pacific NW of the U.S., romance and love affairs, humor, anecdotes ... adventure unlimited.