Always Up Front

The Memoirs of Helen Fried Kirshblum Goldstein

Author: Helen Fried Kirshblum Goldstein,Myrna Frommer

Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd

ISBN: 9789652293381

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

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From the time she followed her big brother to kindergarten and got herself accepted a year ahead of time, Helen Fried Kirshblum Goldstein has pursued her goals with pluck, verve, and determination. In this forthright and engaging memoir, Helen looks through a lens that encompasses most of the last century and moves into the present one, telling the story Always Up Front. As president of Womens League for Conservative Judaism and a leader in the Jewish organizational world the author encountered such figures as Nelson Rockefeller, Golda Meir, Abraham Heschel, David Ben-Gurion, Teddy Kollek, Arthur Goldberg, Menachem Begin, Elie Wiesel, and involvement in such events as the creation and development of the State of Israel, the Civil Rights Movement, the Feminist Movement and its impact on Conservative Judaism, and open admissions policies in higher education were consequences of that MOVE and are described here with vivid recall.Helen Fried Kirshblum Goldstein was for many years a speech professor at the City University of New York. She lectured on Jewish observance and culture throughout the United States and was a leading figure in Conservative Judaism. Her endowment of the Helen Fried Kirshblum Goldstein Chair of Practical Rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America is her ongoing legacy, pairing her belief in the importance of communication skills with her lifelong commitment to Conservative Judaism.Myrna Katz Frommer is the coauthor of the oral histories It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in America, It Happened on Broadway, and It Happened in Manhattan. Her articles, many of which focus on Jewish history, life, and culture throughout the world, have appeared in Haaretz, the New York Times, Midstream, the Forward, and the Jewish Monthly. She holds a Ph.D. in communications and is a professor at Dartmouth College, teaching in the Master of Liberal Studies program.

Up Front - My Autobiography - Kerry Dixon

Author: Kerry Dixon

Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178606300X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 4863


Big, blond and a goal-scoring machine, Kerry Dixon delighted Chelsea and England fans during the 1980s. Yet his fall from grace, from the pinnacle of a playing career that had few equals, has been, by his own admission, spectacular. Kerry's life in recent years has been bedevilled with problems with gambling, drugs and, worst of all, a prison sentence in 2015 after he was convicted of grievous bodily harm following a fight in a pub. At that point, one of football's golden boys finally hit rock bottom. This book is the honest, unflinching account of his rise and fall, and of the new life he is now slowly and patiently building. His memories of playing in a more robust era of the game, before the days of multi-million-pound salaries and all the rest of the modern football circus, will appeal to plenty of nostalgic football fans, as well as to all those who remember him as one of the game's all-time greats. Equally, his unflinching recollections of his darkest days, culminating in his time in prison, are about as far from the Beautiful Game as anyone can imagine, and as fascinating as they are sometimes uncomfortable. In the end, however, his stunningly successful career at Chelsea has ensured that he remains loved by fans, despite his troubles. The world is all too familiar with tales of once-famous sportsmen and women falling from grace. Kerry Dixon's story, however, is unique at once for its flashes of humour in adversity, its clear-eyed reflections on a different age of football, when leading players could all too easily be treated as disposable, and for its humility. For Kerry Dixon, as this often moving autobiography shows, the only way is up. with a foreword by Frank Lamparrd and contributions from Harry Redknapp and Pat Nevin

Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front

Author: Todd DePastino

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393069570

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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“A deeply felt, vivacious and wonderfully illustrated biography.” —Clancy Sigal, Los Angeles Times Book Review A self-described “desert rat” who rocketed to fame at the age of twenty-two, Bill Mauldin used flashing black brush lines and sardonic captions to capture the world of the American combat soldier in World War II. His cartoon dogfaces, Willie and Joe, appeared in Stars and Stripes and hundreds of newspapers back home, bearing grim witness to life in the foxhole. We’ve never viewed war in the same way since. This lushly illustrated biography draws on private papers, correspondence, and thousands of original drawings to render a full portrait of a complex and quintessentially American genius.

Only the Sublimely Ridiculous Get to Sit Up Front

The New Corinthians

Author: Mary Hope Ibach

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503547582

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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My fourth book is an anthology of poetry and prose – a selection of thoughts from the sublime to the ridiculous. They span topics from the ‘60s to our current day changes. No one knows what lurks in small town minds and sun speckled realities.

Up Front...

His Strictly Confidential Autobiography

Author: Victor Spinetti,Peter Rankin

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9781905798254

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 330


"An entertainer with few equals." Daily Mail "Creasingly Funny." The Times Described by Sir Paul McCartney as ‘the man who makes clouds disappear’, Victor Spinetti is one of Britain’s best-loved and most outrageous performers. He became known to the Sixties generation through his comedic roles in the landmark Beatles films and the classic Return of the Pink Panther, starring Peter Sellers. His remarkable wit and versatility have earned him fresh popularity with every generation since. A veteran stage actor, writer and director, Spinetti gives us an irresistible account of his own life, from his Welsh-Italian upbringing to his role as one of the few trusted friends of the Beatles through to his recent portrayal of Einstein on stage in London. Up Front contains startling new insights into life with the Beatles, and a selection of previously unpublished photos of the Fab Four. Spinetti’s charismatic personality and his fabulous ability to entertain combine to make this a book of exquisite charm, joy and irreverence.

2010 - a Season to Remember

Author: Mark Webber

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 1405040033

Category: Automobile racing

Page: 216

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Mark Webber's own race-by-race account of the extraordinary 2010 Formula 1 season2010 has been an incredible year for Mark Webber, and in Up Front he gives us the real story straight from the driver's seat.Starting with an in-depth account of his pivotal 2009 season, Mark then leads us through every race in 2010–the highs, the lows, the controversies and the triumphs–all with his trademark up-front honesty.Featuring dynamic colour photographs that take you to the very centre of the action, this is a brilliant insight into the excitement and drama of Formula 1, through the eyes of one its greatest champions.

Running Wire at the Front Lines

Memoir of a Radio and Telephone Man in World War II

Author: Louis J. Lauria

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786462167

Category: History

Page: 224

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This compelling memoir tracks the war experiences of a radio wireman in the 11th Infantry Regiment of the Fifth Infantry Division. Born in Brooklyn and having left school in the sixth grade to work, the author enlisted at the age of 17. The book explores his time in combat, when he laid down wire for radio communications, often along the front lines and during battles, always alert for German troops. Featured are his sketches of the scenes of his work with fellow soldiers. Particular attention is paid to the role of the wireman and the history of the Fifth Infantry Division.


Up Front and Personal

Author: Ernest Hodson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456724711


Page: 68

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Turning the pages of Ernest Hodson's Booklet, "Insights," Up Front and Personal, is to experience one surprise after another. The author changes tempo, style and subject matter in an intriguing manner and often throws in a question or lesson of life for the reader to ponder. The reader also gains an insight into the author himself with his sharing of verse and several photographs taken directly from personal family albums or his own life experiences. The author's use of photography to visually illustrate the verse is very effective. He is also quick to acknowledge the idea is not his own, and quotes the age old adage, "A picture is worth a thousand words," after which he adds, "and some poetry needs it." Read "Insights, Up Front and Personal." You will enjoy the tour.

A New Concept for Streamlining Up-front Planning

Author: Glenn A. Kent,David E. Thaler

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833014153

Category: Military planning

Page: 27

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DoD processes for enhancing U.S. military capabilities take an inordinate amount of time and energy. In this report, Kent and Thaler propose a framework for streamlining up-front planning. The framework consists of three elements: first, a Mission Need Statement by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to identify deficiencies in the ability to achieve objectives and call for an exploration of operational concepts to remedy them; second, a distinction between those responsible for concept development and those responsible for realization of the concept (the military departments--not those responsible for science and technology or for system development and acquisition--should be responsible for concept development); third, the convening of Concept Action Groups, consisting of operators, development planners, technologists, intelligence personnel, cost analysts, acquirers, and other analysts, to match mission needs with technological opportunities in the form of alternative operational concepts. The authors emphasize that concept demonstrations differ from technology and engineering/manufacturing demonstrations. The first show proof-of-principle of operational concepts; the second verify the viability of a scientific principle or technique; the third show that engineers can design and manufacture a system within criteria. Concept demonstrations must be devoid of competition; engineering demonstrations are the forum for competition between prospective contractors.