The Kind Of Life It S Been

Author: Lloyd Robertson
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1443408638
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For sixty years, Lloyd Robertson lived his dream of working in broadcasting, bringing us the major events of the day. The longest-serving national TV news anchor in Canadian history, first for CBC and then for CTV, Robertson remains one of the most accomplished journalists of our time. His career reflects the history of the past half century, as he reported on JFK’s assassination, the moon landing, Trudeaumania, Terry Fox’s run, the Montreal Massacre, 9/11 and royal weddings, among many other pivotal moments. In The Kind of Life It’s Been, Robertson shares the inside story and The experience he has gained over his long career, from breaking into the business of radio in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario, to joining the CBC and moving to television, to his highly public departure for CTV and his career as senior editor of CTV News. He shares off-camera moments as well, recounting personal stories about his family and friends as he sought to balance his life as a husband, father and journalist. Written with candid reflections and a good dose of wit, The Kind of Life It’s Been will entertain Robertson fans and any Canadian interested in the inner workings of a frenetic newsroom.

Another Sort Of Life

Author: John Calvert
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462826254
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May you live in interesting times," runs the old Chinese curse. During the worst recession since the 1930s, a university professor leaves the safe routines of campus life and hits the road, looking for a change of pace. But as the economy plummets, a supposedly manageable adventure becomes a four-and-a-half year journey into times that prove "interesting" indeed. He finds work as a cut-rate adjunct prof, a field hand, car washer, day laborer, janitor, and a variety of other vocations far removed from his previous existence. Along the way he gets into fights, skirts homelessness, and mingles with an unforgettable cast of characters, including an ex-professor who has found a new life in the woods; a business genius who is not what he seems; a painter who teleports to the asteroid belt; and a brilliant scholar who has chosen poverty in disgust of modernity. This book is a journey into hard times and a visit with a subculture where life is lived close to the bone. It's also an intimate history of the early 1980s as seen from its lower regions. But ultimately it's a satisfying adventure that is leavened with humor, color, and, always, with the fullness of life. (Tentative Title) ANOTHER SORT OF LIFE: A Journey into "Interesting Times," 1979-1984

The Handbook Of Creative Writing

Author: Steven Earnshaw
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 074868977X
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In this new edition 54 chapters cover the central pillars of writing creatively: the theories behind the creativity, the techniques and writing as a commercial enterprise. With contributions from over 50 poets, novelists, dramatists, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and scholars, this is the essential guide to writing and getting published. DT A 3-in-1 text with outstanding breadth of coverage on the theories, the craft & the business of creative writing DT Includes practical advice on getting published & making money from your writing New for this edition: DT Chapters on popular topics such as 'self-publishing and the rise of the indie author', 'social media', 'flash fiction', 'song lyrics', 'creative-critical hybrids' and 'collaboration in the theatre' DT New and updated exercises to help you practice your writing DT Up-to-date information on teaching, copyright, writing for the web & earning a living as a writer DT Updated Glossary of Terms

Memoirs Of The Life Of Thomas Beddoes With An Analytical Account Of His Writings

Author: John Edmonds Stock
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Troublemakers

Author: Harlan Ellison
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575123664
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A special new collection of Ellison's short stories, selected especially for this volume by the author, including the newly revised and expanded 6,500 word tale 'Never Send to Know for Whom the Lettuce Wilts.' In a career spanning more than 50 years, Harlan Ellison has written or edited 75 books, more than 1700 stories, essays, articles and newspaper columns, two dozen teleplays, and a dozen movies. Now, for the first time anywhere, TROUBLEMAKERS presents a collection of Ellison's classic stories - chosen by the author - that will introduce new readers to a writer described by the New York Times as having 'the spellbinding quality of a great nonstop talker, with a cultural warehouse for a mind.' Includes the award-winning stories ''Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman' and 'Deeper Than the Darkness'.

Memoirs Of The Life Of Sir Walter Scott Bart

Author: John Gibson Lockhart
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108057020
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As son-in-law and literary executor to Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), John Gibson Lockhart (1794-1854) was uniquely placed to produce a definitive biography of the great poet and novelist. First published in 1837-8, shortly after Scott's death, this celebrated seven-volume work is based on personal memories, correspondence, and Scott's own autobiographical sketches. Wide-ranging in his purview, Lockhart is also detailed in his descriptions: the Aberdeen Journal of the day observed that the volumes trace Scott's life and literary efforts with 'the most minute distinctness'. Volume 6 covers the years 1825-6, during which Scott experienced literary triumph with the publication of Tales of the Crusaders (1825), continued to work on Woodstock (1826), and took an excursion to Ireland. The closing chapters cover the banking crises of 1825 and hint at the financial catastrophes that were to plague the author until his death seven years later.

Memoirs Of A Life Chiefly Passed In Pennsylvania Within The Last Sixty Years

Author: Alexander Graydon
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Ava Gardner

Author: Ava Gardner
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471101169
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Ava Gardner was one of the most glamorous and famous stars in Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s. Her list of films includes The Killers, Showboat and Mogambo, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for best actress, and her co-stars included Clark Gable, Gregory Peck, Burt Lancaster, Humphrey Bogart, Charlton Heston, and Richard Burton - the A-list of male Hollywood stars. Married three times - to Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw, and Frank Sinatra - the first two lasted only about a year each whilst her marriage to Sinatra lasted several. She had a long-running affair with Howard Hughes, and a briefer one with George C. Scott, among others. In Ava Gardner, she has much to say about her husbands and lovers, and some of her co-stars,all of whom get Gardner's unflinchingly honest treatment. Ava Gardner is irresistibly candid and surprising. She began the book because, as she told Evans, 'it's either write the book or sell the jewels and I'm kinda fond of the jewels.' At the time of their collaboration Gardner was living in London, where she had lived for decades, smoking and drinking heavily. Having suffered a stroke that damaged the left side of her face and her left arm she had trouble sleeping and was often depressed - the glamorous wardrobes replaced by grey. Her story could itself have been depressing except for her wit and wickedness, which are on full display in this book. This book tells the story of her life as she wanted to tell it. Ava Gardner is the autobiography that Ava Gardner began with writer Peter Evans in 1988. She never finished it and decided against publishing it because of its frankness. She later collaborated on a tamer autobiography, which was published at her death in 1990. After Gardner's death, her estate authorised the book to be published much as she and Evans had originally conceived it.

Theology And The Disciplines Of The Foreign Service

Author: Theodore L. Lewis
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498206042
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In the course of Theodore Lewis' career in the US Foreign Service--spanning twenty-nine years and including tours of duty in Vietnam, Pakistan, the DRCongo, and Korea--he came upon many significant links with theology. This book tells the story of his discovery of these links and their importance. It is also a story of God bringing good out of human tragedy. Lewis ends by drawing together the implications of these links for natural theology, which deals with how theology ought to relate to the world--and thus is of prime importance for both theology and the world. The salient implication of these links is that the Holy Spirit operating as at Pentecost can bring together the secular with the theological, the academic with the human. And by validating this possibility, the book breaks decisive new ground. In particular, it makes clear the vital contribution that Foreign Service and other craft disciplines can and should make to the restoration of the church and to the advent of a new Pentecost.

A Sense Of Place

Author: Michael Shapiro
Editor: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 1932361812
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In A Sense of Place, journalist/travel writer Michael Shapiro goes on a pilgrimage to visit the world's great travel writers on their home turf to get their views on their careers, the writer's craft, and most importantly, why they chose to live where they do and what that place means to them. The book chronicles a young writer’s conversations with his heroes, writers he's read for years who inspired him both to pack his bags to travel and to pick up a pen and write. Michael skillfully coaxes a collective portrait through his interviews, allowing the authors to speak intimately about the writer's life, and how place influences their work and perceptions. In each chapter Michael sets the scene by describing the writer's surroundings, placing the reader squarely in the locale, whether it be Simon Winchester's Massachusetts, Redmond O'Hanlon's London, or Frances Mayes's Tuscany. He then lets the writer speak about life and the world, and through quiet probing draws out fascinating commentary from these remarkable people. For Michael it’s a dream come true, to meet his mentors; for readers, it's an engaging window onto the twin landscapes of great travel writers and the world in which they live.