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Mack The Life

Author: Lee Mack

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446488764

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Have you ever wondered where comedians come from? Why is it that one person is a funny bloke down the pub while another actually makes a living by standing up in front of an audience telling jokes? And where does all that material come from? Well, young Lee McKillop used to wonder that too. Growing up in his parents’ pub, small and wiry in a world of bigger and chunkier specimens, Lee quickly learned that cracking jokes was a way to get attention. After a somewhat random series of jobs, which included being Red Rum’s stableboy and a bingo hall barman, it was as a Great Yarmouth holiday camp entertainer that he had his first crack at telling jokes on stage. It got him some laughs, the sack and a punch in the face.* Now, as Lee Mack, he’s one of our best loved and most successful comedians, both as a live stand-up and on television. In Mack the Life, Lee tells the story of how he got there and gives extraordinary insight into what really makes comics tick. Hilarious and brilliant, it’s the kind of book which reminds you why you learned to read in the first place. *Nearly.

Corbett Mack

The Life of a Northern Paiute

Author: Michael Hittman

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803223769

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 390

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This is the compelling yet disturbing story of Corbett Mack (1892-1974), an opiate addict who was a member of the Nuumuu (Numa), or Northern Paiute. The Northern Paiute are best known as the people who produced Wovoka, the Ghost Dance prophet whose revitalistic teachings swept the Indian world in the 1890s. Mack is from the generation following the collapse of the Ghost Dance religion, a generation of Nomogweta or "half-breeds" (also called "stolen children")-Paiute of mixed ancestry who were raised in an increasingly bicultural world and who fell into virtual peonage to white (often Italian) potato farmers. Around the turn of the century, the use of opium became widespread among the Paiute, adopted from equally victimized Chinese laborers with whom they worked closely in the fields. The story of Corbett Mack is an uncompromising account of a harsh and sometimes traumatic life that was typical of an entire generation of Paiute. It was a life born out of the turmoil and humiliation of an Indian boarding school, troubled by opiate addiction, bound to constant labor in the fields, yet nonetheless made meaningful through the perseverance of Paiute cultural traditions. Michael Hittman is chairman of the Anthropology and Sociology Department and a professor at Long Island University, Brooklyn. He is the author of Wovoka and the Ghost Dance: A Sourcebook and A Numa History: The Yerington Paiute Tribe.

A Prince of Our Disorder

The Life of T. E. Lawrence

Author: John E. Mack

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674704947

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 561

View: 3433

Presents portrait of the soldier and leader most widely known as Lawrence of Arabia, set against the history, politics, and society of the times.

A Pimp's Life

Author: Treasure Hernandez

Publisher: Urban Books

ISBN: 9781599831473

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9310

In the tradition of Donald Goines and Iceberg Slim comes A Pimp's Life, the story of the rise and fall of Mack Jones. He's at the top of his pimp game in Queens, New York, until he breaks one of the cardinal rules of Pimping 101 and falls in love with one of his girls. Destiny was once an innocent young girl tricked into selling her body, but now she's as tough as the most seasoned professionals on the street. Then a tragic turn of events causes her to open her heart once again. When Mack is shot, she stays by his side during his recovery, proving herself to be as devoted as any wife would be to her husband. After she sees that Mack has regained his strength, Destiny finally gathers the courage to leave the life behind her, and Mack is forced to make a decision. He won't stop her from leaving, but he must decide if he will follow her out of the game. Will he stay with what he's always known, or take a chance on love? And even if he does choose to get out, will the streets let him go that easy?

The Life of Gilbert Motier de Lafayette

A Marquis of France; a General in the American and French Revolutions; the Compatriot and Friend of Washington; the Champion of American Independence, and of the Rights and Liberties of Mankind : from Numerous and Authentick Sources

Author: Ebenezer Mack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 371

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Daniel Boone

The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer

Author: John Mack Faragher

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1429997060

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 6869

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History for 1993 In the first and most reliable biography of Daniel Boone in more than fifty years, award-winning historian Faragher brilliantly portrays America's famous frontier hero. Drawing from popular narrative, the public record, scraps of documentation from Boone's own hand, and a treasure of reminiscence gathered by nineteenth-century antiquarians, Faragher uses the methods of new social history to create a portrait of the man and the times he helped shape. Blending themes from a much vitalized Western and frontier history with the words and ideas of ordinary people, Faragher has produced a book that will stand as the definitive life of Daniel Boone for decades to come, and one that illuminates the frontier world of Boone like no other.

Connie Mack and the Early Years of Baseball

Author: Norman L. Macht

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803209908

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 743

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Connie Mack was the Grand Old Man of baseball. This book, spanning first fifty-two years of Mack's life, covers his experiences as player, manager, and club owner. It tells how Mack, a school dropout at fourteen, created strategies for winning baseball and principles for managing men long before there were notions of defining such subjects.

The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

Author: William Henry Ireland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: France

Page: N.A

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Keystone

Author: Simon Louvish

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571226474

Category: Comedy films

Page: 352

View: 6213

This title provides a history of silver screen comedy greats.

Sugar Creek

Life on the Illinois Prairie

Author: John Mack Faragher

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300229674

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 5456

The fascinating story of the birth and development of a rural American community from its origins at the turn of the nineteenth century to the years that followed the Civil War. Drawing on newspapers, account books, and reminiscences, the author of the prize-winning Women and Men on the Overland Trail vividly portrays the lives of the prairie’s inhabitants—Indians, pioneers, farming men and women—and adds a compelling new chapter to American social history. "This is a book for anyone who has ridden down a country road and, hearing the wind whistle through the cornstalks, wondered about the Indians and pioneers who listened to that sound before him."—Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune "Every chapter, almost every page, contains new ideas or throws new light on old ones, by means of a wealth of detail and clarity of though which brings the past alive again."—Hugh Brogan, The Times Literary Supplement "A notably successful example of the new work being done on the social history of rural America…. Faragher has constructed a vivid portrait of everyday life as well as an analysis of how the community developed and changed."—George M. Fredrickson, New York Review of Books "Here, succinctly set out, is the American prairie experience."—Publishers Weekly "Sugar Creek is a major new interpretation of America’s rural past."—Howard R. Lamar, Yale University Winner of the 1986 Society for the History of the Early American Republic Award John Mack Faragher is associate professor of history at Mount Holyoke College.

Connie Mack

A Life in Baseball

Author: Ted Davis

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595121128

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 9842

The life and times of Connie Mack, longtime baseball man. The early days of baseball, when it was America's Game. The players, Managers, and Executive's who helped shape the National Pastime. Foxx, Grove, Waddell, Landis, Ruth and others stroll across the pages. A must read for any baseball fan, young or old.

Lawyers' Ethics and the Pursuit of Social Justice

A Critical Reader

Author: Susan D. Carle

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814716397

Category: Law

Page: 425

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Susan D. Carle centers this collection of texts on the premise that legal ethics should be far more than a set of rules on professional responsibility.

The End of Normal

A Wife's Anguish, A Widow's New Life

Author: Stephanie Madoff Mack

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101559225

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 9526

A New York Times bestseller, the explosive and heartbreaking memoir from the widow of Mark Madoff and the daughter-in-law of Bernard Madoff When the news of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme broke, no one was more shocked than the members of his own family. Before then, Madoff’s son, Mark, and daughter- in-law, Stephanie, had built an idyllic life. Yet, while Mark’s thriving business was entirely separate from his father’s now notorious fund, he and Stephanie found themselves in the eye of the storm—and grappling with their own sense of betrayal. Mark refused to see or speak to his parents, and on the second anniversary of his father’s arrest, he hanged himself. Left to raise her children as a single mother, Stephanie tells the real story of her marriage to Mark, of being a part of the Madoff family, and of life for two years following her father-in-law’s arrest and incarceration. The End of Normal is a searing inside look at one of the most controversial stories of our time, and an extraordinary memoir of surviving personal tragedy amid public scandal.

Marks of the Messenger

Knowing, Living and Speaking the Gospel

Author: J. Mack Stiles

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830867155

Category: Religion

Page: 77

View: 2590

Many think evangelism is rooted in a method. It is rooted in something much deeper. It is found in what makes us whole and healthy messengers of God's truth about Jesus. Mack Stiles has lived the life of the healthy evangelist in homes and coffee shops, at universities and farms. He has lived out and spoken about the gospel to Kenyans, Koreans, Arabs and North Americans. What he has learned around the world and at home is summarized here in a few basic truths that can shape any of us into faithful people who bring good news to needy and hurting friends. The whole gospel changes much more than our relationship with God. Stiles shows how it changes all of who we are and what we do. It means learning the whole gospel without shaping its message to meet our tastes. It means not just going through the motions of accepted behaviors. It means showing the unity of witness and justice. It means love. It means community. Join Mack Stiles in a life-giving adventure of boldly knowing, living and speaking the gospel.

The Life of Learning

Author: Douglas Greenberg,Stanley N. Katz

Publisher: American Council of Learned Societies

ISBN: 9780195359398

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 377

Each year since 1983 the American Council of Learned Societies has invited one of America's leading scholars to deliver the Haskins Lecture, in honor of Charles Homer Haskins, a distinguished scholar and teacher who was instrumental in the founding of the ACLS. In this volume, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of the ACLS, Douglas Greenberg and Stanley Katz bring together the lectures presented by ten of America's most distinguished scholars. Each lecture is a personal and intellectual glimpse into the "life of learning" of such leading scholars as Maynard Mack, Annemarie Schimmel, and John Hope Franklin. The lectures focus on self-reflection of lives dedicated to learning, rather than on scholarship in the usual sense of the term. Ranging from being forced to learn Latin to painful memories of war and racism, the lecturers all recount stories from their eventful lives. Each offers thoughts on the body of work he or she has produced and the forces, personal and intellectual, that have shaped it. The scholars bring something of their disciplines to the lecture, sharing not only personal anecdotes but their love of learning.

The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte

Author: William Hazlitt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: France

Page: N.A

View: 6034

Reality TV

Realism and Revelation

Author: Anita Biressi,Heather Nunn

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850263

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 6772

This book analyses new and hybrid genres of television including observational documentaries, talk shows, game shows, docu-soaps, dramatic reconstructions, law and order programming and 24/7 formats such as Big Brother and Survivor.

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