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Author : John Fogerty
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2015-10-06
Page : 416
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0316244562
Description :


The long-awaited memoir from John Fogerty, the legendary singer-songwriter and creative force behind Creedence Clearwater Revival. Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of rock, and John Fogerty wrote, sang, and produced their instantly recognizable classics: "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising," "Born on the Bayou," and more. Now he reveals how he brought CCR to number one in the world, eclipsing even the Beatles in 1969. By the next year, though, Creedence was falling apart; their amazing, enduring success exploded and faded in just a few short years. Fortunate Son takes readers from Fogerty's Northern California roots, through Creedence's success and the retreat from music and public life, to his hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally found love.


Author : Walter Mosley
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2006-04-10
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780759515482
Description :


Tommy's nickname is Lucky, but no one would think this crippled boy was blessed. Cursed with health problems and drawn into trouble more often than not, Tommy is the recipient of pity rather than admiration. He is nothing like his stepbrother Eric. Eric, a Nordic Adonis, is graced by a seemingly endless supply of good fortune-he is charming, a star athlete, and a magnet for anyone in his sphere. Yet in spite of these differences, Eric and Tommy are as close as two humans can be. After tragedy rips their makeshift family apart, the lives of these boys split. In a powerful story of modern-day resilience and redemption, Tommy and Eric forge their separate ways in the world, each confronting the challenges of his sphere. For Tommy this means dropping out of school, selling drugs, living on the streets, and somehow creating a family of his own. Motherless, African-American, and impoverished, Tommy has nothing but feels lucky every day of his life. For Eric, the golden youth, life means athletics, sexual attraction, excellent grades, prosperity, and the uncertainty that comes with prizes won too easily. Given everything, he trusts nothing. Eric and Tommy's parallel lives are an astonishing story of self-determination and the true measure of fortune. The ties that bind this Adonis and his sickly counterpart, however, are thicker than blood, and when circumstances reunite Eric and Tommy after years apart, their distinct approaches to life may be the only thing that can save them from forces that threaten to destroy them for good. Written with unique insight into the hidden currents and deeper realities of modern life, Fortunate Son is a tour de force by the author the Boston Globe calls "one of this nation's finest writers."


Author : Lewis B. Puller
Publisher : Grove Press
Release : 1991
Page : 389
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9780802136909
Description :


A Vietnam veteran who lost both legs and a hand in the Vietnam War recounts his homecoming and his attempts to come to terms with his life.


Author : Brad Taylor
Publisher : Dutton Books for Young Readers
Release : 2015-12
Page : 544
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0451467698
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"In the latest military thriller from the retired Delta Force Operator and New York Times bestselling author, a hostage situation places America's most powerful political elite at the mercy of its worst enemies. When veteran operator Pike Logan and partner Jennifer Cahill receive a letter from Blaisdell Consulting-the umbrella cover company for their real employer, a top secret counterterrorist unit called the Taskforce-they expect orders for their next mission-impossible tasking. Instead, they learn that their latest actions have gotten them fired, despite having saved thousands of innocent lives. Pike's shock and fury is redirected when their commander, Colonel Kurt Hale, asks him and Jennifer for help with a personal matter: His niece Kylie, an exchange student in England, has gone missing. Neither Pike nor Jennifer understands how critical her disappearance will become. Meanwhile, all Taskforce teams have been redirected to a developing situation. A terrorist organization has targeted military relatives of key members of the US government, including the vice president's son. Their seizure of hostages was far-reaching and meticulously coordinated, and the full extent of the threat-and potential demands-has thrown the government into turmoil. They face a terrible choice: Cease counter-terrorist operations, or watch hostages die one by one. How much is a single life worth? Unless the Taskforce can decipher the web of lies devised by their enemies, the United States is about to find out"--


Author : Jeff Apter
Publisher : Random House Australia
Release : 2011-03-01
Page : 320
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1742743560
Description :


The unauthorised biography of Australia’s most successful country music star, Keith Urban. Keith Urban – suburban loner, gifted guitarist, drug addict, platinum-plated superstar – has squeezed a lot of living into his 44 years. He now ranks with Kylie Minogue, INXS, Silverchair and Savage Garden as one of the country's biggest musical exports of the past 20 years. Domestically, his star has risen off the back of the reality TV sensation The Voice and his greatest hits album, The Story So Far, debuted at #1 on the ARIA album chart. Fortunate Son: The Unlikely Rise of Keith Urban, the first biography of this movie-star-handsome country hero, tells the unlikely story of how Urban – who was born in New Zealand in 1967 but raised in Queensland – followed and eventually fulfilled his dream of selling country music back to the Americans, the people who created it in the first place. In an age when a crew of crack Nashville songwriters generate most of the hit songs recorded in Music City, Urban is an anomaly: actually writing, or at least co-writing, most of his material. Many feel he's watered down his rootsy take on country music to please the masses, but Urban's success is undeniable: to date he's sold millions and millions albums, has scored fourteen US Number One singles and typically sells out his stadium-sized shows in minutes. His very public relationship with ‘our’ Nicole Kidman, whom he married in an A-list affair in June 2006, has earned Urban a totally new audience, as gossip mags across the planet chart the ‘Kurbans’ every move. Frank and authoritative, and based upon extensive interviews with friends, foes and Urban insiders, Fortunate Son: The Unlikely Rise of Keith Urban reveals how Keith Urban lived out his childhood dream – and the price he's had to pay to reach the top of the music business.


Author : James Hatfield
Publisher :
Release : 2002-01-01
Page : 292
Category : Children of presidents
ISBN 13 : 9781901250756
Description :


This title provides the truth about George W. Bush: how he dodged the draft,as a mediocre student at Yale, lost a lot of other people's money in boomimes in the Texas oil market, and was investigated by the SEC for insiderrading. It is a life of special favours, cut corners and blurry values.


Author : Timothy Trainer
Publisher :
Release : 2017-04
Page : 146
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9781941049730
Description :


The Fortunate Son recounts the parallel lives of an army brat and a group of Vietnam veterans who intersect decades after the war. The veterans open up to me, the army brat, perhaps in a way they never have with their own families. Why? Through my father, Top, their First Sergeant, we have a common link. Over the years, we've gotten to know each other. They begin to understand the sacrifices of an army family. But, more importantly, they want me to understand how our family's sacrifice and my father's tour of duty in Vietnam with them, in the jungles, gave them confidence to believe they would make it home alive. The Fortunate Son is not about a single battle or a single soldier's tour of duty. You will meet us, learn something about us, and get a glimpse of our lives during the war years. You'll find out why half a century after that tour of duty ended, we remain bound together. If you've ever been in the military or part of a military family, you'll know that we all are bound together. For those who find the military to be foreign and unknown, our story may help you to understand why it binds so many together. Fourteen of these soldiers have shared their stories. Their stories describe two life transitions--first from civilian teenagers or young men to combat grunts trying to stay alive in the jungle--and then back to stateside life. What happens between these transitions, as they slog through the jungle day by day paints their portrait of Top, my father. Now, I appreciate why they remain bound together half a century after their tour ended. Their stories are an unexpected gift that bestows new insight to me on my father. So, as you read and "listen" to these soldiers' stories, both what they say and how they describe Top, you understand why I've learned that I am The Fortunate Son. Author Timothy Trainer is an army brat, born into the Army in Japan and was a high school junior when his father retired from the Army. He did not arrive in the United States until he was past his fifth birthday. After arriving in the United States, the Army life meant living in various parts of the United States, on and off post, depending upon his father's duty station. For more information, visit: TheFortunateSon.com TimothyTrainer.com


Author : Liel Leibovitz
Matthew Miller
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2011-02-14
Page : 336
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0393080331
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"With its surging storyline, extraordinary events, and depth of character, this gripping tale of 120 Chinese boys sent to America…reads more like a novel than an obscure slice of history." —Publishers Weekly, starred review In 1872, China—ravaged by poverty, population growth, and aggressive European armies—sent 120 boys to America to learn the secrets of Western innovation. They studied at New England’s finest schools and were driven by a desire for progress and reform. When anti-Chinese fervor forced them back home, the young men had to overcome a suspicious imperial court and a country deeply resistant to change in technology and culture. Fortunate Sons tells a remarkable story, weaving together the dramas of personal lives with the fascinating tale of a nation’s endeavor to become a world power.


Author : Dave Marsh
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release : 1985
Page : 337
Category : Music
ISBN 13 :
Description :


Articles, critical essays, and reviews are organized into ten thematic sections to provide a history of the modes, the business, and the performers of rock music over the past fifteen years


Author : Stephen Fredrick
Publisher : Stephen Fredrick
Release : 2012-09-03
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0983983232
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Author : Charles L. Ponce de Leon
Publisher : Hill and Wang
Release : 2007-08-07
Page : 256
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0374707332
Description :


Elvis Presley was celebrity's perfect storm. His sole but substantial contribution was talent, a fact Charles L. Ponce de Leon is careful to demonstrate throughout his wonderfully contextual Fortunate Son. Even as the moments of lucidity necessary to exercise that talent grew rarer and rarer, Elvis proved his musical gifts right up to the end of his life. Beyond that, however, he was fortune's child. Fortunate Son succinctly traces out the larger shifts that repeatedly redefined the cultural landscape during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, using Elvis's life to present a brief history of American popular culture during these tumultuous decades.


Author : J.D. Rhoades
Publisher : Polis Books
Release : 2018-08-28
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1947993119
Description :


Years ago, the Jakes brothers were found alone, hungry, and freezing, in a trailer where they’d been left by their mother. One found a happy home. The older son never did, but he always dreamed of the day when they would be together again. Thirteen years later, big brother appears, and he’s determined to reunite the family, even if he has to do it by kidnapping his younger brother. The mother they haven’t seen in years is in New Orleans, and she’s in trouble. Her sons are coming to the rescue, even if one of them is doing it at gunpoint. But things are rapidly spinning out of control in New Orleans. The Jakes boys, the disgraced former sheriff trying to chase them down, and an ambitious Louisiana deputy investigating the mother are in for far more danger than any of them bargained for. As they’re caught between two sides in a vicious drug war, everyone’s fighting to survive, no one knows who to trust, and it’s anyone’s guess who’ll be left standing at the end. A story of loss and redemption, of love and betrayal, and above all of how far some will go to be part of a family, FORTUNATE SON will keep you up all night and leave you unable to forget it.


Author : Philip Michaels
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2012-04
Page : 420
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1475910509
Description :


Patrick Golden is a student at Berkeley during the turbulent and vibrant late 1960s. The product of working-class Jewish and Irish-Catholic parents, he takes a huge step out of his social comfort zone when he makes the move to the storied walls of the Ivy League. Soon he’s surrounded by old-moneyed aristocrats as he joins his affluent and socially well-connected college roommate, Charles Comstock, at Harvard in the summer of 1968. At Harvard, Patrick meets Morgan Thackeray, a stunningly beautiful and free-spirited coed from one of Boston’s oldest, wealthiest, and stodgiest families. Despite her bigoted father’s virulent objections and threats, their romance blooms—until it is torn apart by the dark secret Morgan must keep from Patrick. To protect him, she disappears, leaving his heart in tatters without an explanation or even a good-bye. Forty-one years later, Patrick finds himself back in Boston on sad business—the funeral of his old college roommate, Charles. In a twist he could never have predicted, he reconnects with his long-lost love. After decades of doubt and confusion, he’s about to learn her secret—and his life will be dramatically altered by her confession. Vividly describing Harvard, Berkeley, and San Francisco as they were in the late 1960s, No Fortunate Son recreates the sights, sounds, mood, and culture that defined this colorfully tumultuous and politically pivotal era. Barbara Keer, Editor of Chicago Splash Magazine, Splash Magazines Worldwide It isn’t often that I find a book I can’t put down and feel a loss when I finish because the characters have become my friends. No Fortunate Son is that kind of book.I found the book interesting in several ways: as a first novel, as an example both of a self published book and re-careering. Patrick Golden, the protaganist, has a very different story. “Glancing by chance at the obituary section which until then had been concealed from view, he gasped when a photograph of his friend, Charles Comstock, leaped at him from the page.” Patrick lives near San Francisco and Charles died in Boston. And so begins a tale that is filled with intrigue as it weaves it’s way through the period of the Viet Nam War, one shocking event following the next and the young people trying to find their lives in the midst of it all. The stories of that time come vividly to life.


Author : Kenneth Lougee
Publisher : FriesenPress
Release : 2017-02
Page : 282
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1525501356
Description :


Most professionals believe a Bipolar I diagnosis precludes the stress of a litigation lawyer. Set in the "Golden Heart" of Fairbanks, Alaska, the book is one of faith, hope, adventure and perseverance against the daunting challenges of mental illness. In this book, Kenneth Lougee negotiates the conflicts between his Bipolar I diagnosis, his son's autism, and his adventures practicing law on the Last Frontier. As his disorder progresses, Lougee raises four small children, meets colorful Alaskans, travels to the backwoods of the state, wins multimillion dollar cases and grows prize winning giant cabbages. The book is shows the determination that mental illness does not define a person. This memoir is a guide to younger lawyers who may suffer depression or other mental illnesses. Not only can they anticipate a professional life, they can if willing, have successful marriages, raise responsible children and gain the respect of the community. Additionally the book gives hope to parents of autistic children that even if one parent suffers mental illness, together parents can surmount the difficulties of raising that child. Alaskans call the mountain Denali meaning "the Great One." A grateful author is indeed "Denali's Fortunate Son...".


Author : Brad Taylor
Publisher : Dutton
Release : 2015-12
Page : 432
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1101984511
Description :


In the latest military thriller from the retired Delta Force Operator and New York Timesbestselling author, a hostage situation places America's most powerful political elite at the mercy of its worst enemies. When veteran operator Pike Logan and partner Jennifer Cahill receive a letter from Blaisdell Consulting-the umbrella cover company for their real employer, a top secret counterterrorist unit called the Taskforce-they expect orders for their next mission-impossible tasking. Instead, they learn that their latest actions have gotten them fired, despite having saved thousands of innocent lives. Pike's shock and fury is redirected when their commander, Colonel Kurt Hale, asks him and Jennifer for help with a personal matter- His niece Kylie, an exchange student in England, has gone missing. Neither Pike nor Jennifer understands how critical her disappearance will become. Meanwhile, all Taskforce teams have been redirected to a developing situation. A terrorist organization has targeted military relatives of key members of the US government, including the vice president's son. Their seizure of hostages was far-reaching and meticulously coordinated, and the full extent of the threat-and potential demands-has thrown the government into turmoil. They face a terrible choice- Cease counter-terrorist operations, or watch hostages die one by one. How much is a single life worth? Unless the Taskforce can decipher the web of lies devised by their enemies, the United States is about to find out. From the Hardcover edition.


Author : Robert Jeschonek
Publisher : Robert Jeschonek
Release : 2018-09-23
Page : 45
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0463416236
Description :


In Isosceles City, where super-heroes and villains run amok, one man follows a trail of superhuman annihilation. Tormented by his own dark past, the hero called Pluribus watches costumed warriors drop like flies. The son of a self-styled super-god, Pluribus alone might hold the key to ending the killing. But the dark force hounding the superhumans might have its roots in Pluribus' own heart. Can this hero with the power of an army stand against a force of unstoppable bloodlust? If not, every superhuman in Isosceles City, and the city itself, is doomed. Don’t miss this surprising, action-packed super-hero tale from DC Comics author and Amazon bestseller Robert Jeschonek.


Author : David Marlett
Publisher :
Release : 2014-02-25
Page : 337
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781611880779
Description :


Meet James Annesley, son of 18th Century Ireland. Though you may have never heard his name before, his story has already touched you in profound ways. Now, for the first time, novelist David Marlett brings that incredible story to life. Stretching from the dirty streets of Ireland to the endless possibilities of Colonial America, from drama on the high seas with the Royal Navy to a life-and-death race across England and up the Scottish Highlands, from the prospect of a hangman’s noose to a fate decided in the halls of justice, FORTUNATE SON is a powerful, relentless epic. Here nobility, duels, love, courage, revenge, honor, and treachery among family, friends and ancient enemies abound. And at its center is the most momentous trial in Irish history - the trial of Annesley v. Anglesea from which our modern "attorney/client privilege” was forged, and our concept of a "jury of one's peers” was put to the test. Carefully researched, vividly evoked, and lovingly brought to the page, FORTUNATE SON is an unforgettable work of fiction based on fact, one that will resonate deep within you long after you finish it.


Author : James Hatfield
Publisher :
Release : 2002
Page : 383
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9781887128841
Description :


Offers a portrait of the two-time governor of Texas, George W. Bush, and argues against his fitness to serve as president.


Author : Thomas M. Kitts
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-08-27
Page : 228
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 1317961250
Description :


This is the first critical biography to explore John Fogerty's life and his music. When inducting Creedence Clearwater Revival into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, Bruce Springsteen referred to the "music’s power and its simplicity... [its] beauty and poetry and a sense of the darkness of events and of history, of an American tradition shot through with pride, fear, and paranoia." This book investigates those aspects and more of Fogerty’s songs and life: his Americanism, his determined individualism, and unyielding musical vision which led to conflicts with his band, isolation from his family, constant legal battles, and some of the greatest songs of the 20th century.


Author : James Hatfield
Publisher : VISION Paperbacks
Release : 2004-02-01
Page : 388
Category : Children of presidents
ISBN 13 : 9781904132462
Description :


This biography tells the truth about George W. Bush: how he dodged the draft;as a mediocre student at Yale; lost a lot of other people's money in boomimes in the Texas Oil market; and was investigated by the SEC for insiderrading.