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.
Recounts the life of the Hall of Fame ballplayer whose career was cut short by the disease now commonly called after him, in a portrait that shares details about his rivalry with Babe Ruth, the onset of his illness, and the final years of his life.
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.
The godfather of British performance poetry - Daily Telegraph The Luckiest Guy Alive is the first new book of poetry from Dr John Cooper Clarke for several decades – and a brilliant, scabrous, hilarious collection from one of our most beloved and influential writers and performers. From the ‘Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman’ to a hymn to the seductive properties of the pie – by way of hand-grenade haikus, machine-gun ballads and a meditation on the loss of Bono’s leather pants – The Luckiest Guy Alive collects stunning set pieces, tried-and-tested audience favourites and brand new poems to show Cooper Clarke still effortlessly at the top of his game. Cooper Clarke’s status as the ‘Emperor of Punk Poetry’ is certainly confirmed here, but so is his reputation as a brilliant versifier, a poet of vicious wit and a razor-sharp social satirist. Effortlessly immediate and contemporary, full of hard-won wisdom and expert blindsidings, it’s easy to see why the good Doctor has continued to inspire several new generations of performers from Alex Turner to Plan B: The Luckiest Guy Alive shows one of the most compelling poets of the age on truly exceptional form. ‘John Cooper Clarke is one of Britain’s outstanding poets. His anarchic punk poetry has thrilled people for decades ... long may his slender frame and spiky top produce words and deeds that keep us on our toes and alive to the wonders of the world.’ Sir Paul McCartney
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."
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.
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.
The George Michael Story "ROCK: THE LUCKIEST MAN IN POP" is a journey through the decadent eighties written by Andros Georgiou a leading figure in the music industry, From clubbing to partying with the biggest pop stars of the decade from Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, The Pet Shop Boys, Culture Club, ABC, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, to the giants of Rock Guns & Roses, to the queen of soul Aretha Franklin, not to mention Sir Elton John, this is the story of a man's life during one of the most magnificent periods of rock 'n' roll history, this is a truly amazing story both special and unique, something that could never be repeated now given the whole climate of the music industry, "ROCK" is more than just a life recounted or a guilty pleasure for its reader or fan of George Michael, its "REAL." Rock Stars Parties and Backstage Passes, "ROCK" is Andros Georgiou and "YOG" was George Michael. The two were together for the over thirty eight years, and during that time, they were both part of a time in music history that the world will never see again. How did this story start? Andros Georgiou and Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, George Michael to you, are "The Children of The Greeks: 2nd generation cousins. Their fathers, two Greek men from Cyprus, immigrated to London and married two English women from London. Their fathers' intense bond translated into their two families being raised as one, their two sons being raised as brothers. The time was England from the early 1960's to the mid 1980's from the suburbs to the West End, then, it moved throughout the world, right up until they parted ways in 1998. And, for the most part, it was all about the music. As children, the games of their youth became about the music and, as they grew older, their childhood games turned into training sessions that, when circumstances miraculously put George Michael in a spotlight that shined in front of the world for the rest of his life, they were ready. If anything could make two young men in their early 20's ready for a life of glamour and style, celebrities and royalty, they had only up to that timed dreamed about. And for a long time, it seemed nothing could tear these two apart. When fame happened, George brought Andros along without so much as a hesitation, and Andros stuck by his brother, looking out for him at every turn. When tragedies did come that reached the point of devastating, their bond was stronger than ever, especially when close friends and family passed away suddenly and tragically. When the time came for George to discuss his sexuality with Andros, in the beginning, it initially was nothing more than a metaphoric speed bump in their relationship; something that Andros totally didn't expected, but, within short order, didn't make a bit of difference to him. Andros openly included George in the family that he was soon to have, asking George to be the "Godfather" to his two sons, James and Harry. Then 7 April 1998 happened; The actual incident that ended their life-long relationship occurred under a year later and was nothing more than a "silly argument" at a restaurant where they had lunch scores of times before. It was over between them? And Now it's too Late. A version of this book was released back in 2012, after a number of weeks Andros received a message from Yog asking him to take the book off the market and re submit it changing the spelling and grammar and asked to add certain stories that he had missed out. He never got the chance to do it simply because there never seemed to be a right time and he was busy dealing with his life but this year he felt he had to finish it for him. Rock: The Luckiest Man in Pop is a Rollercoaster Ride of very high ups and very low downs, a story that had to be told.