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An Ordinary Life In Practice

Author : David Towell
ISBN : PSU:000015678270
Genre : Mentally handicapped
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Author : Michael Kelley
ISBN : 9781433681356
Genre : Religion
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If you thought life was boring, think again as rising spiritual author Michael Kelley highlights what is exciting and miraculous about the seemingly mundane.
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An Ordinary Life

Author : Robert F. Patton
ISBN : 9780595385980
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this engaging autobiography, Pittsburgh lawyer and banker Robert F. Patton tells the captivating story of his life and career. Beginning with his boyhood on a western Pennsylvania farm, An Ordinary Life follows Patton through his distinguished career to his retirement. In April of 1945, he enlists in the US Army, only to miss the big adventure of his life: World War II. Patton attends college at Westminster College, Pennsylvania, and meets his future wife and love of his life, Virginia. Patton is accepted into Harvard Law School, where he becomes an editor of the Harvard Law Review and graduates with honors. In Pittsburgh, Patton joins the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll. Through this fascinating position, he begins work in banking law and law firm management. After a thirty-year career with Buchanan Ingersoll, he leaves the practice of law to become chairman of Union National, a Pittsburgh bank holding company. Here he oversees the expansion of a local bank into a multi-bank holding company and the eventual merger that creates the largest retail banking firm in western Pennsylvania. An Ordinary Life reveals Patton's appealing personality through the true story of friendships, family, business, and activities, and exemplifies the dignity of the American dream.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

An Ordinary Life

Author : Charles Alaimo
ISBN : 9780595386208
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Bye Nonna," I whispered again, and touched her arm just above the bed sheet. I gazed at her one final time, and like those summer days I spent memorizing her features and the sound of her voice, I studied her this time too. I felt I would soon need all those memories. I left the room not fully realizing this was the last time I would see her alive. An Ordinary Life occurs between birth and death.As he experiences the final days of his grandfather's life, author Charles J. Alaimo relives another painful chapter in his memory-the death of his grandmother, Nonna Maria, nineteen years earlier. Through her life, faith, and the courage with which she battles cancer, this simple Sicilian grandmother has a profound effect on her young grandson, changing his life forever.An Ordinary Life gives us hope that, despite death, our loved ones remain with us, guiding us through life's journey.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

An Ordinary Life

Author : H. Eugene Kessler
ISBN : 9781465378620
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is about the three phases of the life of Herman Eugene Kessler Jr.: military officer, computer administrator, and educator. Born in Manhattan, New York, my mother was Annah Noering, and my father was Herman Eugene Kessler. I grew up in Brooklyn and, in 1940, received a scholarship from Harvard College. I was graduated in June 1943 summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Commissioned a second lieutenant in November 1943, I fought in Italy and received two battle stars. On February 1, 1949, I was married to Mary Clarkson Boykin. We had two children and are still together after more than sixty years. I was graduated from Harvard Business School in 1950 with High Distinction having been selected as a Baker Scholar (HBS Honor Society). During my military career, I was graduated from the United States Army Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. I commanded field artillery units in Italy, Korea, Germany, and the United States and served as a staff officer at field army, theater army, department of the army, and joint staff levels. I retired on July 1, 1970 as a permanent regular army colonel. After retiring, I became assistant director of the Test Development Division, Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey. In 1971, Henry Chauncey, retiring president of ETS, asked me to come with him as the vice president and treasurer of EDUCOM, a consortium of colleges concerned with computing in higher education. In 1980, we moved to Chapel Hill, and I became an adjunct professor of business administration in the University of North Carolina. In 1988, we moved to Camden, and I retired for the last time. In 2005, we moved to Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community in West Columbia, South Carolina, where we still live.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Pieces Of Molly

Author : Judith Gurney
ISBN : 1780881231
Genre : England, Eastern
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Pieces of Molly is a memoir with a difference. Told in the first and third person, it offers a perspective on the self not often found in autobiographies. Molly can be seen as 'everychild' - the author and the reader too - showing the everyday pains and difficulties encountered in all our lives.
Category: England, Eastern

Not Quite An Ordinary Life

Author : J. David Joyce
ISBN : 9781440119187
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Full of wisdom and honesty, Not Quite an Ordinary Life shares the rather extraordinary life of J. David Joyce, a common man who took the common man's journey through life. One of eight children born to an Irish Catholic housepainter and his wife, Joyce grew up in the midst of poverty in a small New York town. In his youth, he endured (and survived) Catholic school, dealt with his father's addiction to morphine, and learned the importance of hard work. As an adult, he served a tour of duty in Vietnam, suffered through financial difficulties, and mourned the death of his only son. Yet through it all, Joyce continued to believe in a better life for himself and his family. His middle class success included a solid marriage, wonderful children, advanced education, and worldwide travel. He enjoyed a twenty-year career in the US Air Force working in foreign intelligence collection and analysis, as well as being a counselor to veterans. In later years, he became an IRS agent and finished his working life as an accountant. Rich with detail and brimming with emotion, Not Quite an Ordinary Life reveals one man's strength and courage against the odds and his remarkable zest in pursuing the American dream.
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Encyclopedia Of An Ordinary Life

Author : Amy Krouse Rosenthal
ISBN : 9780307420657
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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How do you conjure a life examined? Give the truest account of what you saw, felt, learned, loved, strived for? For Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the surprising answer came in the form of an encyclopedia. In Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life she has ingeniously adapted this centuries-old format for conveying knowledge into a poignant, wise, often funny, fully realized memoir. Using mostly short entries organized from A to Z, many of which are cross-referenced, Rosenthal captures in wonderful and episodic detail the moments, observations, and emotions that comprise a contemporary life. Start anywhere—preferably at the beginning—and see how one young woman’s alphabetized existence can open up and define the world in new and unexpected ways. An ordinary life, perhaps, but an extraordinary book.
Category: Biography & Autobiography