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Luckiest Man

Author : Jonathan Eig
ISBN : 9781439126448
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The definitive account of the life and tragic death of baseball legend Lou Gehrig. Lou Gehrig was a baseball legend—the Iron Horse, the stoic New York Yankee who was the greatest first baseman in history, a man whose consecutive-games streak was ended by a horrible disease that now bears his name. But as this definitive new biography makes clear, Gehrig’s life was more complicated—and, perhaps, even more heroic—than anyone really knew. Drawing on new interviews and more than two hundred pages of previously unpublished letters to and from Gehrig, Luckiest Man gives us an intimate portrait of the man who became an American hero: his life as a shy and awkward youth growing up in New York City, his unlikely friendship with Babe Ruth (a friendship that allegedly ended over rumors that Ruth had had an affair with Gehrig’s wife), and his stellar career with the Yankees, where his consecutive-games streak stood for more than half a century. What was not previously known, however, is that symptoms of Gehrig’s affliction began appearing in 1938, earlier than is commonly acknowledged. Later, aware that he was dying, Gehrig exhibited a perseverance that was truly inspiring; he lived the last two years of his short life with the same grace and dignity with which he gave his now-famous “luckiest man” speech. Meticulously researched and elegantly written, Jonathan Eig’s Luckiest Man shows us one of the greatest baseball players of all time as we’ve never seen him before.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Luckiest Man

Author : Gerard Germain
ISBN : 9781645840015
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The must-read Luckiest Man Who Grew up in an Engineered and Manufactured Poverty is the story of a little boy who grew up in one of the world’s poorest countries and made an incredible journey to the top of the world. It’s a tale of the endless barriers and obstacles he had to encounter on his way to the apex. With a mind so focused on moving forward, he remained positive through it all, so much so that it wasn’t until he overcame his obstacles that he realized they even existed. If you are looking for motivation on life’s journey, look no further than the Luckiest Man Who Grew up in an Engineered and Manufactured Poverty.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Lou Gehrig

Author : David A. Adler
ISBN : 0152005234
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Traces the life of the Yankees' star ballplayer, focusing on his character and his struggle with the terminal disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The World S Luckiest Man

Author : L. Henry Stone
ISBN : 9781524535117
Genre : Fiction
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The Worlds Luckiest Man is a book about a man who was born in absolutely the most unique of circumstances and lives a most remarkable life. The book begins two generations before the main character is born as his life, like everyones, is greatly influenced by those people who came before. Although world famous from birth and rich beyond imagination, like all people, the main character experiences extreme highs and lows throughout his life. In the end, he finds that the only thing you take with you to the afterlife is the love you had for people while in this world.
Category: Fiction

The Luckiest Man In The World

Author : Carl W. Meisterlin
ISBN : 9780990845652
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Born into a family of Norwegian aristocrats, Carl W. Meisterlin found that hard work and good timing were the true secrets to making him "The Luckiest Man in the World." Carl and the love of his life, Irene, now reside in Carlsbad, California. It is their hope and wish that everyone find and experience the love and good fortune that they continue to enjoy.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Luckiest Man

Author : John R. Paine
ISBN : 9781400210039
Genre : Religion
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How do you experience God's intimate, comforting, tangible presence? In The Luckiest Man, John Paine reveals how he found the answer to this most important of all questions--by facing a terminal diagnosis. At middle age, John Paine thought he knew what it meant to have a relationship with God. He was a successful businessman, a well-respected Christian leader, a Bible teacher, and--outwardly, at least--the spiritual leader of his family. He was satisfied and thought he understood what it meant to know and experience God. But did he? John's journey into true, mystical intimacy with God began when a neurologist diagnosed him with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, and said, "Go home and get your affairs in order." Seventeen years later, John tells his story, recounting the ways God intervened in his life, freeing him from all that prevented intimacy with God, even as John slipped into pain, paralysis, and further toward death. In stunning, insightful prose, The Luckiest Man points to the God who lovingly, though occasionally painfully, drew John into the richness of friendship. In this profoundly moving memoir, John Paine reveals the secret to intimacy with God and provides hope to all who are in the middle of their own trials. They, too, will understand why John considers himself the "luckiest man."
Category: Religion

The Luckiest Man Alive

Author : Dr. Jack Stokes Ballard
ISBN : 9781480941526
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Luckiest Man Alive By: Jack Stokes Ballard As the one hundredth year anniversary of World War I continues, discover more information about Captain John H. Hedley. Follow the experiences of this little-known British aviator as he evolves into an ace crewman in the observer cockpit. Holding a unique place in aviator lore, he survives a fall from his observer’s seat by landing on the tail of his own aircraft! Documents and artifacts, recently made available by Hedley’s grandson, contribute to the description of Hedley’s signature event, his prisoner of war status in World War I, and his postwar transition to an American citizen. Read all the amazing details in The Luckiest Man Alive: The Life of World War I Aviator Captain John H. Hedley.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Luckiest Man Alive

Author : Stephen R. Howard
ISBN : 9781477233795
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This story is the culmination of a dream, a family and a journey. The dream continued over three consecutive nights during and after a flight to Australia. Steve and his wife had changed flights in Hong Kong where they purchased some Melatonin tablets to help avaoid jet lag. Steve then slept from Hong Kong to Adelaide and the dream started. It continued over the next two nights whilst sleeping i the home of their great friend Marion just North of Adelaide. The family in the dream is Steve's real family as the dream had woven them all into the story. The other - French - family is pure dream. However Steve's wife is a doctor and they do both work in the NHS. Steve's brother did die too early at the age of 57. His Sister and her husband have raised money and built a school in Uganda and his younger brother is completing the conversion of a barn to the South West of Limoges. Steve has two children and one adorable grand daughter. His daughter has been looking at the geneology of the family and his son is a computer nerd whilst also being the family adventurer. The journey was to visit his brother near Limoges where he fell in love with the area and 'discovered' the Chateau that he had seen in the dream - smaller than he remembered but hey that's dreams for you.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Luckiest Man

Author : Mark Salter
ISBN : 9781982120955
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A deeply personal and candid remembrance of the late Senator John McCain from one of his closest and most trusted confidants, friends, and political advisors. More so than almost anyone outside of McCain’s immediate family, Mark Salter had unparalleled access to and served to influence the Senator’s thoughts and actions, cowriting seven books with him and acting as a valued confidant. Now, in The Luckiest Man, Salter draws on the storied facets of McCain’s early biography as well as the later-in-life political philosophy for which the nation knew and loved him, delivering an intimate and comprehensive account of McCain’s life and philosophy. Salter covers all the major events of McCain’s life—his peripatetic childhood, his naval service—but introduces, too, aspects of the man that the public rarely saw and hardly knew. Woven throughout this narrative is also the story of Salter and McCain’s close relationship, including how they met, and why their friendship stood the test of time in a political world known for its fickle personalities and frail bonds. Through Salter’s revealing portrayal of one of our country’s finest public servants, McCain emerges as both the man we knew him to be and also someone entirely new. Glimpses of his restlessness, his curiosity, his courage, and sentimentality are rendered with sensitivity and care—as only Mark Salter could provide. The capstone to Salter’s intimate and decades-spanning time with the Senator, The Luckiest Man is the authoritative last word on the stories McCain was too modest to tell himself and an influential life not soon to be forgotten.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Luckiest Man

Author : Jay Demartino
ISBN : 1938223322
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In the not-so-distant future, Dr. Lisa Vincent, a physicist, is working in a secret government laboratory. Her goal in life is to fulfill her father's dreams of creating a way to harness a black hole's power for time travel. Her faith in both God and science is strong, but will she be able to find someone to help her test her father's invention before time and funding run out? Joseph Evangelista has no dreams or goals. His life has hit rock bottom and he desperately wants a way out. His girlfriend has left him for another man, and he blames himself for his mother's death. Sentenced to time in a psychiatric ward after assaulting a priest, Joseph blames his lot in life not on God - but on the fact that he is sure God does not exist. Can Lisa's faith in God sustain both her project and Joseph - even through his despair? And how will the government react to what they find?