An Ordinary Man

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 ...

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Author: Paul Rusesabagina

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101201312

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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The remarkable autobiography of Paul Rusesabagina, the globally-recognized human rights champion whose heroism inspired the film Hotel Rwanda “Fascinating…your book is called An Ordinary Man, yet you took on an extraordinary feat with courage, determination, and diplomacy.” – Oprah, O, The Oprah Magazine 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.

An Ordinary Man

THE STORY: As A.D. Coleman comments: On the first level--that of intention--the play is a provocative statement.

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Author: Mel Arrighi

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 0822208636

Category: Drama

Page: 70

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THE STORY: As A.D. Coleman comments: On the first level--that of intention--the play is a provocative statement. Set in the near future, it is structured as a series of flashbacks which take place during the trial of one Andy Neff for crimes against

An Ordinary Man

Surviving against bitter odds in spite of--or perhaps because of--his fierce temper, drifting lawman Randall MacLane endures a bitter and lonely life, until an odd twist of fate changes the course of his life forever. Original.

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Author: J. R. McFarland

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 0061008214

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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Surviving against bitter odds in spite of--or perhaps because of--his fierce temper, drifting lawman Randall MacLane endures a bitter and lonely life, until an odd twist of fate changes the course of his life forever. Original.

Adventures of an Ordinary Man

In his captivating memoir, Adventures of an Ordinary Man, William Lee Goff shares the triumphs and tragedies of his life as both a Presbyterian minister and an IRS Revenue Agent.

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Author: William Lee Goff

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781622302437

Category: Religion

Page: 342

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Few people can claim careers in two biblical professions: minister and tax collector. In his captivating memoir, Adventures of an Ordinary Man, William Lee Goff shares the triumphs and tragedies of his life as both a Presbyterian minister and an IRS Revenue Agent. Goff writes unpretentiously with deep humanity and subtle humor about his life's adventures: learning to play the cello from a freedom fighter; overcoming his fears to become an amateur stage actor; and traveling in South Africa, Israel, Russia and Denmark. Adventures of an Ordinary Man is a compelling and rewarding read. Although a native of St. Louis, Missouri, William Lee Goff spent his formative years in Los Angeles, California. He earned a bachelor's degree in English from UCLA and then went on to Fuller Theological Seminary where he completed a Doctor of Ministry degree. Goff has had dual careers, one as an ordained Presbyterian minister who served as pastor in churches in California, Colorado, and Idaho. His alter ego had a nearly 25-year career with the IRS. Goff lives with his wife, Tatyana, in Southern California.

Diary of an Ordinary Man As in EXTRAORDINARY

On March 10, 1993, the author underwent his second open-heart surgery.

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Author: Peter Kerestur

Publisher: Peter Kerestur

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 382

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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?

Story of an Ordinary Man

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Author: Leo Allas

Publisher: West Vancouver, B.C. : L. Allas

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029391997

Category: Civil engineers

Page: 365

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The Life of an Ordinary Man

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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Author: Norman Ross

Publisher: Writers Republic LLC

ISBN: 9781646204380

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

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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.

Words of an Ordinary Man

Experience the author’s thoughts and feelings as you travel through each poem contained within this book.

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Author: Donnie Joe Cameron

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796081008

Category: Fiction

Page: 494

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Experience the author’s thoughts and feelings as you travel through each poem contained within this book. Let your imagination ride alongside as you find yourself immersed in the beauty and heartfelt poetry that bring to life this writer’s everyday visions, passions, and wonders—accepting the courage to transform life’s journey into a language that will uplift, encourage, and settle one’s thirst to creating a gateway to live life to the fullest and always remembering that “living life to the fullest is but a poem waiting to be written.” Listen for the humor, thought, and mind-set that will be revealed as you wander through the Words of an Ordinary Man: Volume I.

Weeds in Bloom

Bah! Many could have been titled And Then I Wrote . . . So instead of my life and lit, here is the unusual, a tarnished treasury of plain people who enriched me, taught me virtues, and helped me hold a mite of manhood.

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Author: Robert Newton Peck

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780307549112

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 224

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With over 65 books published, including the breathtaking (and somewhat autobiographical) A Day No Pigs Would Die, Robert Newton Peck has enjoyed an illustrious writing career. Now, in an autobiography as unique as he is, Peck tells his story through the people in his life. From his roots as a poor Vermont farmer’s son to his years as a soldier in World War II, from his time slogging away in a paper mill to his semi-retirement in Florida, Peck shows us people who too often go unseen and unheard–the country’s poor and uneducated. “For decades, I’ve examined the autobiographies of my fellow authors. Bah! Many could have been titled And Then I Wrote . . . So instead of my life and lit, here is the unusual, a tarnished treasury of plain people who enriched me, taught me virtues, and helped me hold a mite of manhood. They’re not fancy folk, so please expect no long-stemmed roses from a florist. They are, instead, the unarranged flora that I’ve handpicked from God’s greenhouse . . . weeds in bloom.” From the Hardcover edition.

An Ordinary Man

An Ordinary Man is an interesting read, telling about the life of George Harold Clough over a time span of a hundred years, experiencing some of the social history of Britain during this period.

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Author: George Clough

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798648347908

Category:

Page: 92

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An Ordinary Man is an interesting read, telling about the life of George Harold Clough over a time span of a hundred years, experiencing some of the social history of Britain during this period. It's an autobiography about Harold (he was always known by his middle name), drawing a vivid picture of growing up in the slums of a mining village in the north of England. It gives a unique glimpse into his work in an industry that is long forgotten in this country and takes you through a great change in his personal life when he joined the Salvation Army and found a deep and lasting faith in God. We journey with him through college, love and marriage to life as a family man. He describes his working life as a miner, a Salvation Army Officer and finally as an engineer. He had a great love of music, which took up a large part of his leisure time, being proficient in playing various instruments. Harold outlines the enormous challenge represented by the shift from a working man to retirement and later, the effects of widowhood and living in a care home. As Harold discusses his life, he also depicts aspects of a greater affluence in Britain and highlights social advancement over the years. He has used photographs to illustrate various events of his long life. Born near the beginning of the twentieth century, Harold lived through two World Wars, and two World Recessions before his death at 105 years old in the twenty-first century. He has 'spilled his guts out' in this autobiography, giving an illuminating view into his life. Harold always thought of himself as just an ordinary man, but AN ORDINARY MAN is a book about an extraordinary man of great faith.

Memoirs of an Ordinary Man

Keith Mitchell Urquhart For anyone who has not read this book yet, it is a fun read. A great toilet book. Just enough of a read for each movement. "Finished the book the day after you left, read it in one sitting, couldn't put it down!

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Author: Aaron Chynn

Publisher:

ISBN: 1438993994

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 136

View: 423

Memoirs of an Ordinary Man Is a collection of humourous, almost true, short stories. Based on the life local author Aaron Chynn, this local read is set to give us all a giggle. Although there are some things in life we really shouldn't laugh at, sometimes, we just can't help it. The book uses some classic Yorkshire humour to get the point across, and of course, in typical Yorkshire fashion, when things start to go awry in some of these comedy tales, the language can get a little colourful! A portion from every book sold is to go to the trust fund of Dannielle Skillbeck, who lost both legs to Meningitis when she was young. Danni appears in the last chapter when, as a bridesmaid, her prosthetic leg fell off outside the church, and unceremoniously bounced onto the pavement. The laugh was on the assembled crowd whose reaction was unique. -Otley Life Lynette Hodge Brilliant read every home should have a copy; really brightens your day, well done Aaron Chinn , roll on the next one. Steve Norfolk rated it: Read in October, 2009 Aaron reminds me of myself in a lot of ways, some of his antics, the bouncing wheel following him down the road, his pal Tim and the rubber Dinghy. I couldn't stop laughing and smiling. As I read it with an amused look on my face one evening my wife kept looking across bemused, then when she read it herself she realised why! Keith Mitchell Urquhart For anyone who has not read this book yet, it is a fun read. A great toilet book. Just enough of a read for each movement. "Finished the book the day after you left, read it in one sitting, couldn't put it down!!!" Trish Mitchell (Ex Pat living in Torrevieja Spain)

An Ordinary Man a Great God

An ordinary man found that serving a great God is always a rewarding life.

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Author: Joy Mielke

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1456716395

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

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An ordinary man found that serving a great God is always a rewarding life. He saw lives changed from the bondage and hopelessness of sin to lives of great victory and peace. His calling took him to dangerous places where he faced wolves, bandits, guns, bombs, and even being lost in the mountains at night. He faced poverty, famine, and the death of many loved ones, and he found that God was sufficient for each day. This man was Knute Hjalmar Ekblad, missionary to North China in the early 1900's. His faith in his great God is contagious to any reader.

A History of an Ordinary Man

From life as a leather clad Rocker/Teddy Boy to becoming a University Lecturer the book is at times a humorous, but serious insight into the history of an ordinary man.

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Author: Colin Potter

Publisher: New Generation Publishing

ISBN: 180031339X

Category:

Page: 286

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Born in 1950 into Post War slum housing Colin Potter left school with no qualifications at the age of fifteen to become an apprentice plumber. In 1981 he suffers his first taste of unemployment due to redundancy and wants to understand why? Up to now his vision has been that of most people i.e. job, family and neighbourhood. His reading leads him to become the proverbial sponge and takes him into the spheres of social justice, politics and becoming a social activist. Whilst the author shows good humour throughout he believes that to understand an individual's life you have to understand the history in which they live. He succeeds by adopting an insightful, critical and intelligent review of events which have occurred in his life. Such events include employment blacklisting, unemployment, family poverty, becoming a mature university student and a move to the Scottish Highlands before an eventual return to West Yorkshire. From a deeply personal and candid viewpoint the book also covers personal and family struggles with mental health, serious ill health and organ transplantation. From life as a leather clad Rocker/Teddy Boy to becoming a University Lecturer the book is at times a humorous, but serious insight into the history of an ordinary man.

Book of Thoughts

DeSousa takes us sailing on a stream of consciousness that speaks to our hearts, emboldens our spirits. He challenges our perceptions and ideals. One cannot read this book and remain the same.

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Author: a'Ali DeSousa

Publisher:

ISBN: 0692368965

Category:

Page: 110

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A profound introspective look at humanity in the 21st century. DeSousa takes us sailing on a stream of consciousness that speaks to our hearts, emboldens our spirits. He challenges our perceptions and ideals. One cannot read this book and remain the same.

I AM JUST AN ORDINARY MAN

Sir, you asked me who I am.

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Author: GS. Subbu

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9789384391423

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

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Sir, you asked me who I am. What shall I say? I have been asking myself this question for quite some time and reached nowhere. After all I am no saint to throw away everything that I have and go in search of an answer. If I had, I would have been a saint. Don’t you agree? Well I have a name, but what’s in a name? You may call me an Ordinary Man. The narrator in a series of conversations with a friend who he says is his alter ego and through his own introspections, unfolds the process of growing up and aging through an exploration of all that had brought joy in living to serious questions regarding God, religion, destiny, freewill, compassion and to whether we have been really honest in our relationships; the relationships that have affected us at various stages in our life and continue to influence even our present living. They are all locked up somewhere within our private world and which we release and relish in our solitude. Though ‘I am just An Ordinary Man’ is an autobiographical novel, it is only in parts that real events have been narrated to build a base for addressing the questions and the existential angst which arise in the mind of any person during the process of living and that the first step towards resolution is in acceptance of the reality of existence and the finality of death.

An Ordinary Man

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Author: Reginald Francis White

Publisher:

ISBN: 0473060817

Category: Farmers

Page: 100

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