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Elvis: His Love for Gospel Music and J D Sumner  Elvis: His Love for Gospel Music and J D Sumner
by J. D. Sumner
Edition: Paperback
ASIN: 187889403X

Condition: Good
Comments: Good. One creased page. 1991.

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J.D. Sumner shares about his time with Elvis Presley
You've read about Elvis' love of Southern Gospel music. This book tells how The Stamps Quartet and others came to be a part of the excitement we knew as "Elvis". It tells of the ups and downs of travelling. the business end of things, the generosity of Elvis Presley. You'll gain knowledge from this book and you'll be glad you have it. I too am glad, but mine is signed to me by Mr J.D. Sumner. You'll see pictures of the Stamps Qt and Elvis, the Stamps tour bus with TCB on the side. Even a picture of the check Elvis signed, to J.D Sumner, as a down payment on the tour bus. Add this to your collection, you'll be glad you did.
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Alex: The Life of a Child [Paperback]  Alex: The Life of a Child [Paperback]
by Frank Deford
Edition: Paperback
ASIN: 1558535527

Condition: Very Good
Comments: Very Good. 1983 paperback edition. 1997. Ships 1st class.

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That beautiful little girl...lived more than i do
The first time I read this book was when I was eight. You can imagine how hard this book hit me- how hard I cried to think that someone my age could die like that. I've read this book on and off for the past ten years of my life (I am now sixteen). I still can't describe what I feel when I read it- the sense of loss mixes with my pride for Alex. When I look at her picture on the cover my throat closes up- and then I imagine what her family must feel like. Death is not the end, but sometimes it is just too much. The ironic thing is that once you are dead, the pain experienced doesn't seem to matter as much as the love that was lived and the growth that took place.I know this was long, but I just finished reading the book over again and I had the same intense feelings I have always gotten from it. That gorgeous, beautiful little girl did it again. She always reminds me that there is a reason to live, and she gave me a means to do it.
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If you read one book in your life read this one
The first time I've read this book I was in the 5th grade. I absolutely adore this book. Alex with such courage and purity was the kindest of kindred spirits. She will always have a place in my heart. I look foward to meeting her in heaven. Alex will always be my hero. I feel for the family but I feel mostly sad for Chris. Like Alex understood he would be all alone without a brother or a sister. For the person who wrote a review on Feb.7 1999 you can get Alex's story from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation webpage under publications. For all of you out there read the book it will definitely change your life. Thank you Mr. Deford for writing about your courageous little girl. And theank you Alex for just being you.
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Alex, a life of a child
Alex

The author, Frank Deford, writes about his daughter's life. A young innocent girl at the age of eight realizes she has a disease called Cystic Fibrosis. This disease is the number one child killer. Alex passes away in 1980 at eight years old. Reading this book made me more grateful towards life. What I like most about this book is the way Deford makes a picture clear in our minds as we read along. Frank Deford talks mostly about his relationship with Alex, although the brother "Chrish" (Chris) is mentioned often and her mother is not. Alex passes away early in the book; therefore the book is made up of mostly stories that happen to Alex and between her family. The stories that Deford writes are mostly sad, others boring, and even some funny. I thought it was kind of odd that he didn't refer to his wife or Alex's mother a lot, being the other parent. I would recommend this book to parents, but not to 18-year-old boys like myself who enjoy books that keep you at the edge of your seat.

~ Nate

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Me Too: The Bandy Papers  Me Too: The Bandy Papers
by Donald Lamont Jack
Edition: Hardcover
ASIN: 0385182287

Condition: Good
Comments: Good. BK:Good/DJ:No DJ. Small tear on DJ on spine. 1st endpage corner cut. 1983.

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The Bandy Papers
These books are well written and absolutely hilarious. Why are such great books always out of print? If you come across any of the Bandy Papers in a 2nd hand bookshop, do not hesitate irrespective of price or condition.
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A humorous accounting of the first pilot in WW1
With no airports at the time, and planes flying where a sight to see with very few out there. The reaction of people seeing one landing in their feilds and the pilot asking if they had any fuel or help in getting directions and turning the plane around keeps you laughing. Not to mention his dareing antics preformed by accident
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A Woman Named Jackie  A Woman Named Jackie
by C. David Heymann
Edition: Paperback
ASIN: 0451165675

Condition: Acceptable
Comments: Fair. Creases on the spine and front cover. June 1990.

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A Good Read, but be prepared for the ugly truth...
...that JFK's Presidency and marriage to Jackie were not romantic fairytales. Heymann has done an impressive amount of interviews and research, and while some readers may argue with his interpretation of certain events, there's no doubt that he's done his homework. This book follows Jackie from her surprisingly unhappy childhood, which was marked by an ugly divorce between her dashing yet womanizing and big-spending father and her uptight, social-climbing and rather cold mother. Jackie was a definite daddy's girl - she adored her father and never seemed to care too much for her mother or the second man she married, wealthy stockbroker Hugh Auchincloss. Thereafter comes the familiar story - she grows into a beautiful and sophisticated young woman (who emphasizes her father's French ancestry and ignores her mother's Irish heritage), attends the best women's private schools in the US and France, becomes engaged to a nice yet boring young stockbroker; but then breaks off the engagement when she begins dating a sexy and exciting US Senator who just happens to come from a wealthy family - John F. Kennedy. Then comes the high-society wedding, the rocky marriage (made so by Jack's constant cheating and Jackie's aloofness from her in-laws), her glamorous tour as First Lady, the assassination, and finally her controversial marriage to the crude yet wealthy Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. Although Heymann tries to be objective and fair to his subject, the book does seem to emphasize the flaws and dark sides of Jack and Jackie. Some readers who have a romantic view of Jackie may not want to read this book, as it will definitely destroy your romantic view of her. Yet while she had her flaws, there's no denying her now-legendary poise during her husband's funeral or her outstanding role in raising her two children to be good citizens and good people. Overall, this is an engrossing warts-and-all biography of one of the most famous women of the twentieth century.
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Much, much better than I had expected
As a British reader born after the 1960s I did not really know that much about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. A friend gave me this book and I began to read it out of a sense of duty. By the end of the first chapter I was hooked! I thought this was an exceptionally well written and researched biography that gives a very balanced view of a fascinating personality and period. The background to the Onassis wedding and the sections on JFK are especially good. It has left me wanting to read more about America in the 60s.
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Fascinating!
This gives you everything you've ever wanted to know about Jackie Onasis. It also mentions on the first page that Jackie's mother's family were "lace curtain Irish." Many people mistakenly believe that Jackie was all French, but she was actually half French. Her mother's family emigrated from Cork, Ireland, and her grandfather had a rags to riches story. That wealth is the main reason that Jack Bouvier married Jackie's mother, Janet Lee. The whole book is exciting, and I would recommend it to anyone.
 
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