Memoirs Of An Ordinary Man

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An Ordinary Man

Author : Reginald Francis White
ISBN : 0473060817
Genre : Farmers
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An Ordinary Man

Author : Paul Rusesabagina
ISBN : 1101201312
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A remarkable account of the amazing life story of the man who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda Readers who were moved and horrified by Hotel Rwanda will respond even more intensely to Paul Rusesabagina’s unforgettable autobiography. As Rwanda was thrown into chaos during the 1994 genocide, Rusesabagina, a hotel manager, turned the luxurious Hotel Milles Collines into a refuge for more than 1,200 Tutsi and moderate Hutu refugees, while fending off their would-be killers with a combination of diplomacy and deception. In An Ordinary Man, he tells the story of his childhood, retraces his accidental path to heroism, revisits the 100 days in which he was the only thing standing between his “guests” and a hideous death, and recounts his subsequent life as a refugee and activist. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Highs And Lows Of An Ordinary Man

Author : Charles H Temple
ISBN : 1089151160
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The life and times of an ordinary man, is about Charles H. Temple, as he remembers his past.

I Remember It Well Memoirs Of An Ordinary Man

Author : Roy Sudlow
ISBN : 9781409233251
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We all have a book inside us and a story to tell. Heading for eighty and still only partly retired, Roy is no exception. He starts off as a scholarship boy at Manchester Grammar School at the beginning of World War Two. After a stint in the Civil Service, conscription into the Army and life as a tea planter in India, he eventually becomes a salesman. Roy progresses right up to managing director, before suddenly jacking it all in at the age of 59, waving goodbye to his mystified family and backpacking round France while he 'gets his head straight'. Returning to England, Roy is ready for the next challenge. He is soon busier than ever, with a variety of jobs, including manufacturer's agent, toastmaster and masseur. Heading for the next decade, Roy shows no signs of retiring yet. He says: Life's still good, and far better than the alternative.

The Life Of An Ordinary Man

Author : Norman Ross
ISBN : 9781646204380
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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I enjoy writing. I don’t possess an imagination that can make up fiction, so I only write about actual historical events particularly those that occurred during my life. As has been said, truth can be stranger than fiction. Necessarily, my writings include stories involving my forebears, but they predominantly document events that took place during my marriage with Alida. I was born and raised in Scotland, a country known for its excellent education system. I was able to read and write before my sixth birthday. As a boy, I read extensively, first comics then the classics. I say “comics” but the weekly publications (Rover, Wizard and others) consisted solely of adventure stories, words without any pictures. Boys would create pictures in their own minds to illustrate what they were reading. I hope that readers will be able to form word pictures in their imaginations when they read the stories in this book.
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2000 Lectures And Memoirs

Author : British Academy
ISBN : 0197262597
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Volume 111 of the Proceedings of the British Academy contains 12 British Academy lectures and 17 obituaries of Fellows of the British Academy.
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The Greville Memoirs

Author : Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville
ISBN : 9781108030144
Genre : History
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These fascinating and revealing political and social diaries cover English history from the Regency to the Crimean War.
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Beyond Ordinary Men

Author : Thomas Pegelow Kaplan
ISBN : 9783657792665
Genre : History
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Why do they kill? The publication in 1992 of Christopher R. Browning's "Ordinary Men" raised crucial, previously unasked questions about the Holocaust: what made the members of a German police battalion – "middle-aged family men of working- and lowerclass background" – become mass murderers of Jewish children, women, and men? How does motivation tie in with other factors that prompt participation in the "final solution"? And what can survivor accounts convey about genocide perpetration? Reflecting on the work of one of the field's most influential scholars, the essays in this book explore the evolution and application of Holocaust historiography, identify key insights into genocidal settings and point to gaps in our knowledge of humanity's most haunting problem.
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Diary Of An Ordinary Man As In Extraordinary

Author : Peter Kerestur
ISBN : 9781609768423
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On March 10, 1993, the author underwent his second open-heart surgery. Diary is a year’s worth of events, thoughts, incentives, and reactions to, that came about in the wake of this highly traumatic experience in one’s life. It records that life not only goes on without bothering to slow down; it rather picks up its speed while expanding on its subjects. Night driving, beach thunder storm, snow winter storms, car repairs; indoctrination, religion, immortality, funny bone; small man vs. corporate man, citizen vs. cop, near-death moments vs. reality, poems; seemingly racist, opinionated, slanted, color red; Europeans and the scourge of the world; times when Pepsi was still another Cola; no subject is a taboo. When gas was $1.30 for a gallon of unleaded super. Entries are dramatized somewhat, yet faithful to the spirit of the events treated. Some could be cut out and pasted on a refrigerator door, such as “Ridicule is an offshoot of arrogance, arrogance of superiority, and superiority of ignorance (page 332).” The anchor event is the author’s car crash that might or might not have led to his aortic valve’s replacement. And it is the event that conceived the Diary, in retrospect notwithstanding. The event that also gave birth to philosophical essays not normally expected to be triggered by. Almost twenty years since, is the history repeating itself? Back then, “rain forest” replaced “jungle,” today “climate change” replaces “global warming.” Whom are we kidding?
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Life Less Ordinary

Author : Baby Halder
ISBN : 9780061871245
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When she was very young, Baby Halder was abandoned by her mother and left with a cruel, abusive father. She was married off at twelve to a man twice her age who beat her. At fourteen, she was a mother herself. Her early life was marked by overwhelming challenges and heartbreak until, exhausted and desperate, she fled with her three children to Delhi, to work as a maid in some of the city's wealthiest homes. Expected to serve her employers' every demand, she faced a staggering workload that often left her no time to care for her own children. But she never complained, for such is the lot of the poor in modern-day India. Written without a trace of self-pity, A Life Less Ordinary is a shocking look deep inside a world of poverty and subjugation that few outsiders know about—and an inspiring true story of one remarkable woman's strength, courage, and determination to soar above her circumstances.
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Paratrooper To Preacher

Author : John Lee
ISBN : 1717025609
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An amazing story of an ordinary man in the hands of an extraordinary God. God is looking for those who are willing of heart to be used for His honor and Glory. These are the memoirs of John Lee, an ordinary man with a willing heart. In it we see the marvelous workings of The Master Craftsman as he molds and shapes a vessel that is sincere and ready for His use. The passion and sincere desire of a 9-year-old boy to preach the Gospel comes to realization at a small military outpost in the Tangi Valley, the heart of the Taliban, during the war on terrorism. Filled with examples of God's grace and guiding hand, each chapter closes with an applied devotion that will encourage the reader to march on and continue the good fight of faith, knowing that God can and does use the ordinary to accomplish His extraordinary will.

Story Of An Ordinary Man

Author : Leo Allas
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029391997
Genre : Civil engineers
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A Man With No Talents

Author : Shirō Ōyama
ISBN : 080144375X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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After spending a short time on the streets around Shinjuku, home to Tokyo's bustling entertainment district, he moved to San'ya in 1987, at the age of forty." "Oyama acknowledges his eccentricity and his inability to adapt to corporate life. Spectacularly unsuccessful as a salaryman yet uncomfortable in his new surroundings, he portrays himself as an outsider both from mainstream society and from his adopted home. It is precisely this outsider stance, however, at once dispassionate yet deeply engaged, that caught the eye of Japanese readers."
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Robert Lowell Interviews And Memoirs

Author : Robert Lowell
ISBN : 0472100890
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A collection of conversations with Lowell and of critical reflections on his work
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Memoirs Of Doctor Burney

Author : Fanny Burney
Genre : Musicologists
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