The Life of Lee

Author: Lee Evans

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141946687

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 6200

Lee Evans is one of the best-loved comedians in the country; a Hollywood star able to sell out arenas in the blink of eye. But he was not always such a roaring success. The Life of Lee is an utterly hilarious and very moving autobiography charting his ups and downs on the way to the top. Lee takes us on a darkly humorous journey through his childhood spent running wild on a Bristol housing estate and his unconventional school days, when he was publicly derided as 'a failure' by a sadistic teacher. In this brilliantly entertaining and engaging tale, he also guides us through a grim teenage period of numerous dead-end jobs. When he was cleaning toilets and plucking turkeys, he could never have imagined that one day he would be playing to thousands of adoring fans at the O2 Arena. The book also reveals how as a boy Lee got his first taste of showbiz, living out of a suitcase and accompanying his entertainer father around the smoky, rowdy, unforgiving working-men's club and theatre circuit. Desperately struggling to be accepted, this quiet young loner always saw himself as an outsider. But he finally met the love of his life and accidentally discovered the one place where he felt at home: the stage. The Life of Lee is a story that is like its subject: compelling, touching, charming and, above all, fantastically funny.

Lonesome Traveler

The Life of Lee Hays

Author: Doris Willens

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803297470

Category: Music

Page: 297

View: 7978

During the Great Depression, Lee Hays, the son of a Southern Methodist minister, used his music to life the hearts of sharecroppers and miners and union organizers. He helped bring black music to America's consciousness. He could make people laugh in times when there seemed little to laugh about. An Arkansas traveler and radical minstrel, he commented wryly on events and impaled reactionary southern congressmen on their own words. A kind of Mark Twain of the left, people said. But Lee Hays, for all his great size and talents and humor, was also a difficult man, plagued by self-doubts and a driving need to discombobulate any person or group that struck him as self-satisfied. Lonesome Traveler is the story of a prodigious talent with a zeal for changing the world. With Pete Seeger he formed the popular folksinging group the Weavers, which sang songs of social justice just as a tidal wave of red-hunting hit America. The rest of his legendary story will anger, touch, and delight.

Life of Major General Henry Lee

Commander of Lee's Legion in the Revolutionary War, and Subsequently Governor of Virginia; to which is Added the Life of General Thomas Sumter of South Carolina

Author: Cecil B. Hartley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Southern States

Page: 352

View: 368


My Life with Lee

Adventures in Autism

Author: Dabney Elizabeth Farmer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781725089242

Category:

Page: 56

View: 2081

I look at Dabney's amazing book as an abbreviated version of the first 15 years of Lee's life. She has volumes of stories to tell and 100s of cartoons. Sifting through all her work was difficult to choose which picture and story was more important than another. As Dabney's parents, Jimmy and I have mourned the fact Dabney never had a normal childhood. I guess we did something right. She never thought her life was different than others and made the best with what she had. Lee thrived at Benedictine for seven wonderful years. They gave him support educationally as well as teaching him life skills. The school got us through the rocky years of adolescence. We learned he could survive in a residential placement and we could grow as a family. Funding was provided up to his 22nd birthday. After graduation Lee returned home. Lutheran Family Services is helping us now. We technically are running a group home for one in our own home. Lee is our only client. This is just the beginning for Dabney's creative writing. I'm looking forward to the next edition. Of course, I'm her "number one" biggest fan. Love always, Mom

Law & laughter

the life of Lee West

Author: Bob Burke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 9447


The CIA Makes Sci Fi Unexciting

The Life of Lee Harvey Oswald

Author: Joe Biel

Publisher: Microcosm Publishing

ISBN: 162106235X

Category: Social Science

Page: 96

View: 2630

At long last it's the new issue of Microcosm's continuing CIA zine series! For the tenth anniversary issue, we get an intimate, never-seen-before examination of the life and death of Lee Harvey Oswald. Where other would-be Oswald biographies focus on the immediate events leading up to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, here we have a full and panoramic look at Oswald's short, conflicted, adventure-filled life. Using exclusive info and newly declassified documents, CIAMSFU #6 puts into perspective a richly-detailed version of the Oswald story, from birth in 1939 to his historic televised assassination.

Mormonism Unveiled

The Life and Confession of John D. Lee and the Complete Life of Brigham Young

Author: John Doyle Lee

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826345677

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 421

View: 9470

A reprint of John Doyle Lee's 1891 autobiography, this edition includes the story of Brigham Young, early Mormonism, and the Mountain Meadows massacre.

Calling Out the Called

The Life and Work of Lee Ruthland Scarborough

Author: Glenn T. Carson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 161

View: 1246

Lee R. Scarborough, second president Southwestern Baptist Seminary

Bad Boy

The Life And Politics Of Lee Atwater

Author: John Brady

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780201627336

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 2915

Lee Atwater revolutionized presidential campaigning. He helped to create a solid Republican south. And he became notorious for turning national politics back into a blood sport, not only using nasty attacks but reveling in his image as the bad boy of Washington. Then, at the age of 39, Atwater was struck by a brain tumor. In thirteen months, cancer ended the most controversial career in modern politics—the charismatic, colorful, and contradictory life of Lee Atwater.Even today Atwater is a fallen leader Republicans love and a rival Democrats love to hate. He was the first political handler as mediagenic as his candidates—certainly the first chairman of the Republican National Committee to record a blues album. His campaigns represent the high-water mark of the GOPs postwar dominance of the presidency, and his techniques set the tone for races across the country. Watching Washington since his death, politicians and pundits still wonder, What if Lee Atwater had lived? Bad Boy reveals how Lee Atwater began his career controlling crowds as jittery class clown, traumatized by the agonizing death of his little brother. In college he discovered the subtle intercourse of policy and public opinion and grew from party animal to party man. Bad Boy details Atwater's political strategies from the grass roots to the national level. Even more ruthless were the behind-the-scenes power games as he crossed paths, and occasionally crossed swords, with nearly every major Republican of the 1980s: Reagan, Bush, Baker, Ailes, Rollins, and many more.In Bad Boy, we also see the faces Atwater tried to spin away. He was a compulsive womanizer, climbing through windows to avoid reporters. He played radical politics but promoted ”big tent” Republicanism. Even his last public moment is controversial. Did Atwater's deathbed words really repudiate entire campaigns, or were they twisted by political enemies and second-hand reporting? Was his repentance sincere or simply one last gasp of press manipulation? Was he responsible for the infamous Willie Horton ads, or was he unfairly blamed by 1988s losers, trying for a moral victory? Is Lee Atwater, a master of spin, now being spun in his grave?In its sudden end, Atwater's remarkable life resembled the rise and fall of a fine political novel. With the probing insights of an expert interviewer and a rare stylistic verve, John Brady tells that whole frantic, fascinating story—the life of the baddest boy in D.C.

In the Public Interest

The Life of Robert Emmet Lee from the FBI to the FCC

Author: Robert E. Lee,John Shosky

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761807520

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

View: 1027

In 1993 Robert Emmet Lee died, leaving a completed manuscript of his life. Hired by Lee's wife, John Shosky edited and refined the manuscript. The result is this book, In the Public Interest. The work details Lee's life. It tells, in Lee's own words, his experiences, from his relationship with Joseph McCarthy to his service at the Federal Communications Commission for over 27 years. In the Public Interest is a book that will provide insightful reading for students and scholars of U.S. history and politics. Anyone interested in the life of Robert E. Lee will surely enjoy this in-depth and personalized account.

The Religious Life of Robert E. Lee

Author: Cox, R. David

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802874827

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 4697

Robert E. Lee was many things--accomplished soldier, military engineer, college president, family man, agent of reconciliation, polarizing figure. He was also a person of deep Christian conviction. In this biography of the famous Civil War general, R. David Cox shows how Lee's Christian faith shaped his crucial role in some of the most pivotal events in American history. -- Back cover.

The Life of the Cosmos

Author: Lee Smolin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198026792

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 9279

Lee Smolin offers a new theory of the universe that is at once elegant, comprehensive, and radically different from anything proposed before. Smolin posits that a process of self organization like that of biological evolution shapes the universe, as it develops and eventually reproduces through black holes, each of which may result in a new big bang and a new universe. Natural selection may guide the appearance of the laws of physics, favoring those universes which best reproduce. The result would be a cosmology according to which life is a natural consequence of the fundamental principles on which the universe has been built, and a science that would give us a picture of the universe in which, as the author writes, "the occurrence of novelty, indeed the perpetual birth of novelty, can be understood." Smolin is one of the leading cosmologists at work today, and he writes with an expertise and force of argument that will command attention throughout the world of physics. But it is the humanity and sharp clarity of his prose that offers access for the layperson to the mind bending space at the forefront of today's physics.

Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon

Author: John Little

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462917860

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 2003

A behind-the-scenes look at the life of the most extraordinary martial artist of all time—Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon is a photographic catalog of all facets of this fascinating man, from the start of his career to his untimely and tragic death in 1973. This book reveals a quiet family man behind the charismatic public persona. It shows the real Bruce Lee—the man who was so much more than an international film and martial arts celebrity. This brilliant photo essay—compiled and edited by Bruce Lee expert John Little with the assistance of Lee's widow, Linda Lee Cadwell—reveals never-before-published family photos, including rare photos of Bruce's childhood in Hong Kong. Tender moments with his children are caught on camera and action shots from his martial arts films are shown. With a preface by his daughter Shannon Lee and a foreword by wife Linda, the text is drawn directly from Bruce Lee's own diaries and journals. Based on the award-winning Warner Bros. documentary, Bruce Lee: In His Own Words, sections include: Chronology of the Life of Bruce Lee Early Years—why he began studying gung fu (kung fu) and took up wing chun, his first starring role, and his return to the US Hollywood—why he got the part in The Green Hornet, teaching Steve McQueen, James Coburn and Stirling Silliphant, filming Enter the Dragon, The Way of the Dragon, Fist of Fury and more, training and acting with Chuck Norris, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dean Martin and Sharon Tate, and the creation of Jeet Kune Do (JKD) Family—meeting Linda, having children, daily life This Bruce Lee Book is part of Tuttle Publishing's Bruce Lee Library which also features: Bruce Lee's Striking Thoughts Bruce Lee's The Tao of Gung Fu Bruce Lee Artist of Life Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do

Bruce Lee

A Life

Author: Matthew Polly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471175715

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

View: 9446

'At last, Bruce Lee has the powerful biography he deserves... It will thrill Lee's fans and fascinate the unfamiliar' – Jonathan Eig, author of Ali: A Life and Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig 'Meticulously researched' – Jimmy McDonough, author of Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography and Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al Green 'You won't find a better match for a biographer with his subject than Matthew Polly and Bruce Lee... A definitive biography, told with passion and punch' – Brian Jay Jones, author George Lucas: A Life and Jim Henson: The Biography. More than forty years after Bruce Lee’s sudden death at age 32, journalist and author Matthew Polly has written the definitive account of Lee’s life. It’s also one of the only accounts; incredibly, there has never been an authoritative biography of Lee. Following a decade of research that included conducting more than one hundred interviews with Lee’s family, friends, business associates and even the mistress in whose bed Lee died, Polly has constructed a complex, humane portrait of the icon. There are his early years as a child star in Hong Kong cinema; his actor father’s struggles with opium addiction and how that turned Bruce into a troublemaking teenager who was kicked out of high school and eventually sent to America to shape up; his beginnings as a martial arts teacher, eventually becoming personal instructor to movie stars like Steve McQueen; his struggles as an Asian-American actor in Hollywood and frustration seeing role after role he auditioned for go to a white actors in eye makeup; his eventual triumph as a leading man; his challenges juggling a sky-rocketing career with his duties as a father and husband; and his shocking end that to this day is still shrouded in mystery. Polly breaks down the myth of Bruce Lee and argues that, contrary to popular belief, he was an ambitious actor who was obsessed with martial arts—not a great kung-fu master who just so happened to make a couple of movies. The book offers an honest look at an impressive yet flawed man whose personal story was even more entertaining and inspiring than any fictional role he played on-screen. Praise for Matthew Polly 'Hypnotic...Tapped Out manages to humanize a sport once demonized as "human cockfighting" by deconstructing the stereotype of the martial-arts tough guy.' – The New York Times 'Tapped Out is a knockout for MMA fans, who will laugh at the intimate portraits Polly sketches of some of the sport's most famous personalities. But it also works for those not familiar with the sport...You won't be disappointed.' – OpposingViews.com 'A delight to read.' – TheFightNerd.com 'Polly's self-deprecation in the painful learning process stands out as much as the witty prose. His delivery is Plimpton-esque.' – ESPN.com 'Smoothly written . . . Polly has a good eye for characters.' – Publishers Weekly

The Life and Vocal Works of Lee Hoiby, American Composer and Classical Pianist (1926-2011)

Including a Complete Catalog of His Songs

Author: Colleen Gail Gray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781495502989

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

View: 4027

This book includes an extensive biography of Lee Hoiby drawn from dissertations, published interviews with the composer, and personal correspondence between Mr. Hoiby and the author. The book also includes a comprehensive list of Hoiby's songs with their dates of composition and revision, information that is almost impossible to find since the composer's death in 2011.

Clouds of Glory

The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee

Author: Michael Korda

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062116312

Category: History

Page: 848

View: 7880

In Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee, Michael Korda, the New York Times bestselling biographer of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ulysses S. Grant, and T. E. Lawrence, has written the first major biography of Lee in nearly twenty years, bringing to life America's greatest and most iconic hero. Korda paints a vivid and admiring portrait of Lee as a general and a devoted family man who, though he disliked slavery and was not in favor of secession, turned down command of the Union army in 1861 because he could not "draw his sword" against his own children, his neighbors, and his beloved Virginia. He was surely America's preeminent military leader, as calm, dignified, and commanding a presence in defeat as he was in victory. Lee's reputation has only grown in the 150 years since the Civil War, and Korda covers in groundbreaking detail all of Lee's battles and traces the making of a great man's undeniable reputation on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line, positioning him finally as the symbolic martyr-hero of the Southern Cause.