Dear Bob and Sue

Dear Bob and Sue
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Author: Matt Smith (Travel writer),Karen Smith (Travel writer)
Pages: 322
ISBN: 0985358157
Release: 2012-11
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Taking a mid-career break to travel to all 58 U.S. National Parks, the authors describe their sense of awe in exploring the parks and share humorous and quirky observationsNin the form of e-mails written to their friends.

Dear Bob

Dear Bob
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Author: Martha Bolton,Linda Hope
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781496832665
Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For five decades, comedian, actor, singer, dancer, and entertainer Bob Hope (1903–2003) traveled the world performing before American and Allied troops and putting on morale-boosting USO shows. Dear Bob . . . : Bob Hope’s Wartime Correspondence with the G.I.s of World War II tells the story of Hope’s remarkable service to the fighting men and women of World War II, collecting personal letters, postcards, packages, and more sent back and forth among Hope and the troops and their loved ones back home. Soldiers, nurses, wives, and parents shared their innermost thoughts, swapped jokes, and commiserated with the “G.I.s’ best friend” about war, sacrifice, lonely days, and worrisome, silent nights. The Entertainer of the Century performed for millions of soldiers in person, in films, and over the radio. He visited them in the hospitals and became not just a pal but their link to home. This unforgettable collection of letters and images, many of which remained in Hope’s personal files throughout his life and now reside at the Library of Congress, capture a personal side of both writer and recipient in a very special and often-emotional way. This volume heralds the voices of those servicemen and women whom Hope entertained and who, it is clear, delighted and inspired him.

Dear Bob and Sue

Dear Bob and Sue
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Author: Matt Smith (Travel writer),Karen Smith (Travel writer)
Pages: 330
ISBN: 1085941566
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Dear Bob and Sue chronicles the journey of Matt and Karen Smith, who took a mid-career break to travel to all 58 U.S. National Parks. Written as a series of emails to their friends, Bob and Sue, they describe their sense of awe in exploring our national parks, and share humorous and quirky observations. The national parks are among the most stunning places in America -- pristine wilderness, geologic wonders, and magnificent wildlife -- places everyone should put on their must-see-before-I-die list. Matt and Karen take you along as they visit them all. Unlike a traditional guidebook, this is one couple's perspective on the joys and challenges of traveling together. This is a story of discovery and adventure: chased by a grizzly, pushed off the trail by big horn sheep, they even survived a mid-air plane collision."--Back cover.

Dear Bob

Dear Bob
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Author: William A. Luke
Pages: 118
ISBN: 9781491838402
Release: 2013-12-27
Editor: Author House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is a story of a life; actually, it’s the story of multiple lives. To truly understand each tale, you have to go back to the beginning. And that beginning takes you to Iron Mountain, Michigan, where I was born on December 20th, 1924, the second son of Clyde and Permele Luke. The “Bob” in the letters is my older brother, Dr. Robert C. Luke. Two years older than me and twice as cocky, Bob and I had a love-hate relationship. Writing to him as I did was my way of telling him about the things that were happening in my life, but also a way to reminisce about the things that I experienced and wished to remember. Much of the book centers around the events leading up to my wedding. Meeting my wife of 63 years, our courtship, the wedding from hell, the years in between, and ending with our separation in 2012 when Beverly passed on, is the cornerstone of my life story. But there is so much more, so much that happened before Bev flipped off the big black bear (read on!), so much that occurred prior to our having to deal with Bridgers and red necks in Florida. World War 2 had a profound impact on my life, as it did on every American who is part of the “Greatest Generation.” Putting my recollection of my time on the island of Sumar in the South Pacific on paper has allowed me to contribute to our country’s story. My history is the history of thousands of other sailors who were tens of thousands of miles from home, fighting a war and wondering when we’d get to go back home. My wish is for everyone who reads this book to smile, and remember their own life story, and enjoy mine.

Dear Bob and Sue

Dear Bob and Sue
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Author: Matt Smith (Travel writer),Karen Smith (Travel writer)
Pages: 263
ISBN: 0985358165
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

More than a laugh out loud travel memoir, Dear Bob and Sue: Season 2 will bring to life the joy of discovery, the pure satisfaction of accomplishment, and the humor that comes with experiencing new places and activities. Season 2 is the follow-up to Dear Bob and Sue, a charming and sometimes irreverent chronicle of a middle-aged couple as they visit each of the country’s fifty-nine national parks, testing their mettle and stretching their endurance. In their second book of the series, follow Matt and Karen as they work their way around the western United States discovering some of our most beautiful public lands, hidden gems, and revisiting a few of their favorite national parks. This book is not a hiker’s guide, though you will feel as if you are right there with them on some of the most amazing trails the country has to offer. Through a series of emails written to their friends, Bob and Sue, the couple brings the reader along on their adventures, sharing their experiences as they hike the lesser known parks and national monuments. By the end of the book, you’ll be itching to drag out your hiking boots, dust off your tent, and discover the culinary joy of eating freeze-dried meals next to a campfire. If you are looking for a fun and easy read that takes you to new and exciting places, the Dear Bob and Sue series is for you.

Dear Bob

Dear Bob
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Author: Martha Bolton,Linda Hope
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781496832689
Release: 2021-03-15
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For five decades, comedian, actor, singer, dancer, and entertainer Bob Hope (1903–2003) traveled the world performing before American and Allied troops and putting on morale-boosting USO shows. Dear Bob . . . : Bob Hope’s Wartime Correspondence with the G.I.s of World War II tells the story of Hope’s remarkable service to the fighting men and women of World War II, collecting personal letters, postcards, packages, and more sent back and forth among Hope and the troops and their loved ones back home. Soldiers, nurses, wives, and parents shared their innermost thoughts, swapped jokes, and commiserated with the “G.I.s’ best friend” about war, sacrifice, lonely days, and worrisome, silent nights. The Entertainer of the Century performed for millions of soldiers in person, in films, and over the radio. He visited them in the hospitals and became not just a pal but their link to home. This unforgettable collection of letters and images, many of which remained in Hope’s personal files throughout his life and now reside at the Library of Congress, capture a personal side of both writer and recipient in a very special and often-emotional way. This volume heralds the voices of those servicemen and women whom Hope entertained and who, it is clear, delighted and inspired him.

Dear Bob Dear Betty Love and Marriage During the Great Depression

Dear Bob  Dear Betty  Love and Marriage During the Great Depression
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Author: Elizabeth C Wright
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780557058891
Release: 2009-11-23
Editor: Lulu.com

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In 1932, at the height of the Great Depression, two young people meet and fall in love. Llewellyn Wright (Bob), Frank Lloyd Wright's youngest child, whose adolescence was marked by the public scandals surrounding his father's private life, is struggling to begin a private law practice in Chicago. Elizabeth Kehler (Betty), daughter of a Chicago artist who abandoned the family when she was still in the womb, is working as an intake counselor at the Milwaukee Vocational School. Their fervent correspondence over a 10-month courtship period is witty, sassy and poignant, as they grapple with their passionate feelings and try to create a financially stable marriage in the midst of the 20th century's most serious economic crisis. The couple's daughter, a scholar of French literature, has written an Introduction telling their story before and after the courtship. 35 illustrations, extensive footnotes and an Index illuminate the family and social history behind the letters.

Hope

Hope
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Author: Richard Zoglin
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781439148587
Release: 2014-11-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Revelatory…fascinating” (The New York Times): The first definitive biography of Bob Hope, featuring exclusive and extensive reporting that makes the persuasive case that he was the most important entertainer of the twentieth century. With his topical jokes and his all-American, brash-but-cowardly screen character, Bob Hope was the only entertainer to achieve top-rated success in every major mass-entertainment medium of the century, from vaudeville in the 1920s all the way to television in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. He virtually invented modern stand-up comedy. Above all, he helped redefine the very notion of what it means to be a star: a savvy businessman, an enterprising builder of his own brand, and a public-spirited entertainer whose Christmas military tours and unflagging work for charity set the standard for public service in Hollywood. As Richard Zoglin shows in this “entertaining and important book” (The Wall Street Journal), there is still much to be learned about this most public of figures, from his secret first marriage and his stint in reform school, to his indiscriminate womanizing and his ambivalent relationships with Bing Crosby and Johnny Carson. Hope could be cold, self-centered, tight with a buck, and perhaps the least introspective man in Hollywood. But he was also a tireless worker, devoted to his fans, and generous with friends. “Scrupulously researched, likely definitive, and as entertaining and as important (to an understanding of twentieth- and twenty-first-century pop culture) as its subject once genuinely was” (Vanity Fair), Hope is both a celebration of the entertainer and a complex portrait of a gifted but flawed man. “A wonderful biography,” says Woody Allen. “For me, it’s a feast.”

Dear Evelyn

Dear Evelyn
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Author: Kathy Page
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781771962100
Release: 2018-09-04
Editor: Biblioasis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

WINNER OF THE 2018 ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST FICTION PRIZE A 2018 KIRKUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A GLOBE AND MAIL BEST BOOK OF 2018 A TORONTO STAR TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR A WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FAVOURITE BOOK OF THE YEAR A QUILL & QUIRE BEST BOOK OF 2018 Born between the wars on a working-class London street, Harry Miles wins a scholarship and a chance to escape his station, but discovers instead that poetry is what offers him real direction. While searching for more of it he meets Evelyn Hill on the steps of Battersea Library. The two fall in love as the world prepares once again for war, but their capacity to care for each other over the ensuing decades becomes increasingly tested. Twisting and startling, harrowing and deeply tender, Dear Evelyn explores how two very different people come together to shape and reshape each other over a lifetime. It is a compelling and unconventional love story that will leave its mark on any reader who has ever loved.

Josiah for President

Josiah for President
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Author: Martha Bolton
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780310318736
Release: 2012-10-09
Editor: Zondervan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When former Congressman Mark Stedman throws in the towel on his presidential campaign, his only choice is to return to his home state and decide how to spend the rest of his life ... until he meets Josiah Stoltzfus, an Amish farmer from Pennsylvania. Stedman learns more from Josiah in a few hours than in his many years in office. He comes to the conclusion that someone like Josiah should be running the country. Not a career politician, but someone with a little old-fashioned common sense, someone who’s not afraid of rolling up his sleeves and getting his hands dirty. Someone like Josiah Stoltzfus. Using his old campaign headquarters for a base, Mark Stedman determines to introduce a new candidate to America. He pledges to do everything in his power to make sure Josiah gets elected. But can a plain man of faith turn the tide of politics and become the leader of America, and what will he have to risk to do it?

Dear Andy Kaufman I Hate Your Guts

Dear Andy Kaufman  I Hate Your Guts
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Author: Lynne Margulies
Pages: 113
ISBN: 1934170089
Release: 2009-10-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Famous for his role as Latka Gravas on TV's Taxi, appearances on Saturday Night Live and his own variety show, legendary eccentric performer Andy Kaufman provoked a national outrage in 1977 by taunting the women of America on TV and challenging them to wrestle him live on television. Thousands of fired-up females (and a few males) responded to the call. Kaufman received a torrent of impassioned challenges, hate mail and love letters from would-be wrestling contenders - all exhibited in this fascinating and sometimes bizarre collection.

Dear Dragon s A is for Apple

Dear Dragon s A is for Apple
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Author: Margaret Hillert
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781684443789
Release: 2017-12-13
Editor: Triangle Interactive, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Read Along or Enhanced eBook: A boy and his pet dragon learn their ABC using an alphabet book. This pre-primer book contains high-frequency and sight words. Teacher resources include reading activities to strengthen phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Beginning Reader with word list.

Dear Mr You

Dear Mr  You
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Author: Mary-Louise Parker
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781501107832
Release: 2015-11-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book "renders the singular arc of a woman's life through letters Mary-Louise Parker composes to the men, real and hypothetical, who have informed the person she is today. Beginning with the grandfather she never knew, the letters range from a missive to the beloved priest from her childhood to remembrances of former lovers to an homage to a firefighter she encountered to a heartfelt communication with the uncle of the infant daughter she adopted"--

A Literary History of Mississippi

A Literary History of Mississippi
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Author: Lorie Watkins
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781496811929
Release: 2017-05-31
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

With contributions by: Ted Atkinson, Robert Bray, Patsy J. Daniels, David A. Davis, Taylor Hagood, Lisa Hinrichsen, Suzanne Marrs, Greg O�Brien, Ted Ownby, Ed Piacentino, Claude Pruitt, Thomas J. Richardson, Donald M. Shaffer, Theresa M. Towner, Terrence T. Tucker, Daniel Cross Turner, Lorie Watkins, and Ellen Weinauer Mississippi is a study in contradictions. One of the richest states when the Civil War began, it emerged as possibly the poorest and remains so today. Geographically diverse, the state encompasses ten distinct landform regions. As people traverse these, they discover varying accents and divergent outlooks. They find pockets of inexhaustible wealth within widespread, grinding poverty. Yet the most illiterate, disadvantaged state has produced arguably the nation�s richest literary legacy. Why Mississippi? What does it mean to write in a state of such extremes? To write of racial and economic relations so contradictory and fraught as to defy any logic? Willie Morris often quoted William Faulkner as saying, �To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi.� What Faulkner (or more likely Morris) posits is that Mississippi is not separate from the world. The country�s fascination with Mississippi persists because the place embodies the very conflicts that plague the nation. This volume examines indigenous literature, Southwest humor, slave narratives, and the literature of the Civil War. Essays on modern and contemporary writers and the state�s changing role in southern studies look at more recent literary trends, while essays on key individual authors offer more information on luminaries including Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Tennessee Williams, and Margaret Walker. Finally, essays on autobiography, poetry, drama, and history span the creative breadth of Mississippi�s literature. Written by literary scholars closely connected to the state, the volume offers a history suitable for all readers interested in learning more about Mississippi�s great literary tradition.

A New History of Mississippi

A New History of Mississippi
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Author: Dennis J. Mitchell
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9781626741621
Release: 2014-05-27
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Creating the first comprehensive narrative of Mississippi since the bicentennial history was published in 1976, Dennis J. Mitchell recounts the vibrant and turbulent history of a Deep South state. The author has condensed the massive scholarship produced since that time into an appealing narrative, which incorporates people missing from many previous histories including American Indians, women, African Americans, and a diversity of other minority groups. This is the story of a place and its people, history makers and ordinary citizens alike. Mississippi’s rich flora and fauna are also central to the story, which follows both natural and man-made destruction and the major efforts to restore and defend rare untouched areas. Hernando De Soto, Sieur d’Iberville, Ferdinand Claiborne, Thomas Hinds, Aaron Burr, Greenwood LeFlore, Joseph Davis, Nathan Bedford Forrest, James D. Lynch, James K. Vardaman, Mary Grace Quackenbos, Ida B. Wells, William Alexander Percy, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Elvis Presley, John Grisham, Jack Reed, William F. Winter, Jim Barksdale, Richard Howorth, Christopher Epps, and too many more to list—this book covers a vast and rich legacy. From the rise and fall of American Indian culture to the advent of Mississippi’s world-renowned literary, artistic, and scientific contributions, Mitchell vividly brings to life the individuals and institutions that have created a fascinating and diverse state.

Bob Hope

Bob Hope
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Author: Bob Hope,Linda Hope
Pages: 204
ISBN: 1594130175
Release: 2004-05-01
Editor: Large Print Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Bob Hope tells his life story in the form of his best jokes and comic anecdotes, organized by the stages of his life.

Are You There God It s Me Margaret

Are You There God  It s Me  Margaret
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Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781481409940
Release: 2014-04-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Faced with the difficulties of growing up and choosing a religion, a 12-year-old girl talks over her problems with her own private God. Reissued with a fresh new look and cover art. Simultaneous.

The Home Game

The Home Game
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Author: Martha Bolton
Pages: 306
ISBN: 194155511X
Release: 2016-04-01
Editor: Faithhappenings Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Levi and John Troyer are twins, but they are complete opposites. John is a hard worker who puts faith, their father, and the family farm before everything else in his life. Levi's total focus is baseball. Using a fence post for a bat, he often shirks his responsibilities around the farm, opting for a game of ball instead. When he's not playing his favorite sport, he's trying to win the heart of pretty Hannah Weaver, otherwise known as the "only Amish girl who can't cook." But when sports talent scout Phil Watson discovers Levi and his incredible pitching arm and offers him a chance to go pro, even Hannah can't stop Levi from seeking a career in the majors, leaving their community and the Amish lifestyle behind. Sibling rivalry, untold secrets, broken paths, and plenty of surprises await the Troyer family as this story of a son's dream and a father's love unfolds. Can an Amish ballplayer make it in the world of professional baseball-and at what cost? Will Hannah wait for the man she loves? Will John ever accept his brother? And in the end, will any of the family finally make it home again? "Anything Martha Bolton writes, I read. Not just because she's hilarious, but because she spins a great yarn that takes me to better places than I'd hoped to visit, places that nourish my soul. You'll love this book. I sprained my wrist turning pages." -Phil Callaway, best-selling author of Laughing Matters and host of Laugh Again radio "A heartwarming depiction of Amish life, a woman's love for her man, and a man's love of baseball. Bolton hits it way out of the park " -Beverly Lewis, author of The Shunning "Love baseball? Love a good father-son story? Then you're going to love this fun and powerful novel by my good friend, Martha Bolton. After all, if an Amish man can run for president (as he did in her first novel, Josiah for President), then why can't one take on the professional sports world? The Home Game - it's got my vote " -Mike Huckabee, Governor of Arkansas, 1996-2007, Presidential Candidate, Fox News Host

Grateful American

Grateful American
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Author: Gary Sinise
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781400208135
Release: 2019-02-12
Editor: Thomas Nelson

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

New York Times Bestseller: The moving, entertaining, never-before-told story of how one man found his calling: to see that those who defend this country and its freedoms are never forgotten. "The book is called Grateful American, and I promise you after you read it you will be grateful for what Gary has accomplished and contributed to our country." -- Clint Eastwood As a kid in suburban Chicago, Gary Sinise was more interested in sports and rock 'n' roll than reading or schoolwork. But when he impulsively auditioned for a school production of West Side Story, he found his purpose--or so it seemed. Within a few years Gary and a handful of friends created what became one of the most exciting and important new theater companies in America. From its humble beginnings in a suburban Chicago church basement and eventual move into the city, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company launched a series of groundbreaking productions, igniting Gary's career along with those of John Malkovich, Joan Allen, Gary Cole, Laurie Metcalf, Jeff Perry, John Mahoney, and others. Television and film came calling soon after, and Gary starred in Of Mice and Men (which he also directed) and The Stand before taking the role that would change his life in unforeseeable ways: Lieutenant Dan in the Academy Award–winning Forrest Gump. The military community's embrace of the character of the disabled veteran was matched only by the depth of Gary's realization that America's defenders had not received all the honor, respect, and gratitude their sacrifices deserve. In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, this became Gary's mission. While starring in hits like Apollo 13, Ransom, Truman, George Wallace, CSI:NY, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Gary has worked tirelessly on behalf of those who serve this country, entertaining more than a half million troops around the world playing bass guitar with his Lt. Dan Band, raising funds on behalf of veterans, and eventually founding the Gary Sinise Foundation with a mission to serve and honor America's defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. Grateful American is the moving, entertaining, profoundly gripping story of how one man found his calling: to see that those who defend this country and its freedoms are never forgotten.

Letter to My Dear Bob

Letter to  My Dear Bob
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Author: Mary Sillam
Pages: 4
ISBN: OCLC:26526045
Release: 1891
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK: