My Father's Shop

Author: N.A

Publisher: Kane Miller Book Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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While Mustafa strolls in Morocco's marketplace, a rooster starts to follow him and after he imitates the rooster, the nearby tourists all explain what sounds a rooster makes in their language.
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My Father's Business

The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company

Author: Cal Turner

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1478992999

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 6833

"This classic story told through the eyes of my friend Cal Jr. is instructive in almost every area of life. I simply could not put it down. Must-read!" -Dave Ramsey, bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio show host The first-person account of the family that changed the American retail landscape. Longtime Dollar General CEO Cal Turner, Jr. shares his extraordinary life as heir to the company founded by his father, Cal Turner, Sr., and his grandfather, a dirt farmer turned Depression-era entrepreneur. Cal's narrative is at its heart a father-son story, from his childhood in Scottsville, Kentucky, where business and family were one, to the triumph of reaching the Fortune 300--at the cost of risking that very father/son relationship. Cal shares how the small-town values with which he was raised helped him guide Dollar General from family enterprise to national powerhouse. Chronicling three generations of a successful family with very different leadership styles, Cal Jr. shares a wealth of wisdom from a lifetime on the entrepreneurial front lines. He shows how his grandfather turned a third-grade education into an asset for success. He reveals how his driven father hatched the game-changing dollar price point strategy and why it worked. And he explains how he found his own leadership style when he took his place at the helm--values-based, people-oriented, and pragmatic. Cal's story provides a riveting look at the family love and drama behind Dollar General's spectacular rise, pays homage to the working-class people whose no-frills needs helped determine its rock-bottom prices, and shares the life and lessons of one of America's most compelling business leaders.
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Dreams from My Father

A Story of Race and Inheritance

Author: Barack Obama

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307394125

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 9325

In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Pictured in lefthand photograph on cover: Habiba Akumu Hussein and Barack Obama, Sr. (President Obama's paternal grandmother and his father as a young boy). Pictured in righthand photograph on cover: Stanley Dunham and Ann Dunham (President Obama's maternal grandfather and his mother as a young girl). From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Song for My Fathers

A New Orleans Story in Black and White

Author: Tom Sancton

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1590513762

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 1570

Recounts the author's experiences learning jazz music as a young white boy in segregated New Orleans, and discusses the transcendence of music in an era of racial tension.
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My Father's Arms are a Boat

Author: Stein Erik Lunde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781592701247

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 2343

Unable to sleep, a young boy climbs into his father's arms and asks about birds, foxes, and whether his mother will ever awaken, then under a starry sky, the father provides clear answers and assurances.
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My Fathers' Houses

Memoir of a Family

Author: Steven V. Roberts

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061945144

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8430

From Steven V. Roberts comes My Fathers' Houses, a memoir of growing up in Bayonne, New Jersey, an immigrant community in the shadow of the Statue if Liberty, and the story of how his father and his grandfather's dreams–and their own passion for writing and ideas–influenced Steven's future, and inspired him to seek his fortune in New York City, the media capital of the world. This is a story of a town and a time and a boy who grew up there, a boy who became a New York Times correspondent, TV and radio personality, and best–selling author. The town was Bayonne, New Jersey, a European village so close to New York that Steve could see the Statue of Liberty from his bedroom window. The time was the forties and fifties, when children of immigrants were striving to become American and find a place in a booming post–war world. The core of Steve's world was one block, where he lived in a house his grandfather, Harry Schanbam, had built with his own hands. But the story starts back in Russia, where the family business of writing and ideas began. Steve's other grandfather, Abraham Rogowsky, stole money to become a Zionist pioneer in Palestine before moving to America. The tale continues through the Depression, when Steve's parents lived one block apart in Bayonne, wrote letters to each other and married in secret. During the war years, Steve's father wrote children's books and based one of his best sellers on outings he took with his twin sons to the local train station. As his byline, he used his boys' middle names–Jeffrey Victor–so Steve got his first writing credit before he was two. The story concludes with the boy leaving Bayonne, going on to Harvard, meeting the Catholic girl who became his wife, and starting work at the New York Times–across the river, and worlds away, from where he began. Now a grandfather of five, Steve Roberts looks in the mirror and sees his own father and grandfather looking back at him–a family chain that started in 19th century Russia and thrives today in 21st century America.
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My Father's Paradise

A Son's Search for His Family's Past

Author: Ariel Sabar

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565129962

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 345

View: 7082

In a remote corner of the world, forgotten for nearly three thousand years, lived an enclave of Kurdish Jews so isolated that they still spoke Aramaic, the language of Jesus. Mostly illiterate, they were self-made mystics and gifted storytellers and humble peddlers who dwelt in harmony with their Muslim and Christian neighbors in the mountains of northern Iraq. To these descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel, Yona Sabar was born. Yona's son Ariel grew up in Los Angeles, where Yona had become an esteemed professor, dedicating his career to preserving his people’s traditions. Ariel wanted nothing to do with his father’s strange immigrant heritage—until he had a son of his own. Ariel Sabar brings to life the ancient town of Zakho, discovering his family’s place in the sweeping saga of Middle-Eastern history. This powerful book is an improbable story of tolerance and hope set in what today is the very center of the world’s attention.
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My Father's Daughter

Author: E.L. Konigsburg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442439688

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 1529

Poor Little Rich Boy Winston Carmichael has it all: a big house, servants, vacations in Palm Beach, and a fancy private school. But with overprotective parents and a sense of responsibility for his younger sister, Heidi, Winston sometimes feels more as if he's living in a prison than a dream. Then one day a woman appears at the front door claiming to be Caroline -- Winston's half sister, who was kidnapped and presumed dead long before he and Heidi were born. Is she really Caroline? Is she an imposter? Or is she something far more complicated than either? And does she hold the key that could unlock the door to Winston's prison?
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Through My Father's Eyes

Author: Franklin Graham

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718015185

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6743

Many have written about Billy Graham, the evangelist. This is the first book about Billy Graham, the father, written from the perspective of a son who knew him best. As a beloved evangelist and a respected man of God, Billy Graham’s stated purpose in life never wavered: to help people find a personal relationship with God through a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. This was a calling that only increased over time, and Billy embraced it fully throughout his active ministry and beyond. Yet Billy pursued his life’s work, as many men do, amid a similarly significant calling to be a loving husband and father. While most people knew Billy Graham as America’s pastor, Franklin Graham knew him in a different way, as a dad. And while present and future generations will come to their own conclusions about Billy Graham and the legacy that his commitment to Christ has left behind, no one can speak more insightfully or authoritatively on that subject than a son who grew up in the shadow of his father’s life and the examples of his father’s love. This vulnerable book is a look at both Billy Graham the evangelist and Billy Graham the father, and the impact he had on a son who walked in his father’s steps while also becoming his own man, leading ministries around the world, all of it based on the foundational lessons his father taught him. “My father left behind a testimony to God,” says Franklin, “a legacy not buried in a grave but still pointing people to a heaven-bound destiny. The Lord will say to my father, and to all who served Him obediently, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant’ [Matthew 25:21].”
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My Father's Gun

One Family, Three Badges, One Hundred Years in the NYPD

Author: Brian McDonald

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 9780452279247

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 3387

An intriguing memoir of a family of Irish-American cops in New York City traces the lives and careers of three generations of NYPD officers, from the author's maternal grandfather, who paid the price for standing up to corruption, to his precinct captain father, to his older brother, Frankie. Reprint.
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My Father's Legacy

A Somali Woman's Journey from Somalia to Us

Author: Halima Abdirazak

Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises

ISBN: 9781629029344

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 116

View: 303

For those like author Halima Abdirazak, war hasn't just existed on a television screen during the nightly world news. For Halima, war was on her front lawn. In 1991, seven-year-old Halima walked out of school one day into a civil war that had erupted on the streets of her home of Mogadishu, Somalia. From that day forward, Halima's life was constantly changing, and she was finding out how strong she really was. Her father, who worked for the United Nations, had to flee the country immediately without his family. Soon Halima and her family followed when Mogadishu was covered in blood. As they worked their way away from the war torn city, the little girl watched as men and women were gunned down in the streets she once played in. Halima's family made it to a refugee camp in Kenya, after surviving their ship sinking off the Kenyan coast, but hard times were far from over. In her memoir, My Father's Legacy: A Somali Woman's Journey from Somalia to US, author Halima Abdirazak tells her extraordinary life story in which she survives war, refugee camps, her father's death, and her own cancer diagnosis. Halima's autobiography is the story of a strong-willed, Muslim woman who was raised to believe that she had no limits in life, and she grew up to prove that.
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A Card for My Father

Author: Samantha Thornhill

Publisher: Penny Candy Books

ISBN: 9780998799964

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 9069

A Card For My Father by Samantha Thornhill with illustrations by Morgan Clement is the first title in a trilogy of picture books exploring the lasting effects, big and small, of a father's incarceration on his first-grade daughter, Flora. In A Card For My Father, how can Flora complete her class assignment to write a father's day card when she's never known her father?
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My Father is a Hero

Author: Nishant Kaushik

Publisher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

ISBN: 9382665609

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 4478

Vaibhav Kulkarni has had few accomplishments worth boasting about in his modest life and career. Yet, his happy universe lies intact in the love and pride his ten-year-old daughter inspires in him. Nisha Kulkarni justifies every reason to be the favourite child of Pune’s premier school-be it her academic brilliance, her exceptional facility with music, or simply her unassuming charm. With his daughter showing promising signs of a stellar success story, Vaibhav has made peace with own unrequited dreams of the past. But when the girl mysteriously starts losing mojo and spirals into despair and seclusion, Vaibhav faces the toughest test of his life as single father - to reclaim his child’s trust and happiness. What distance will a middle-class man with limited means go to show his daughter the merit in believing in a dream? Read this gripping tale of love, courage, and of the emergence of an ordinary man as an extraordinary hero.
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Give Me My Father's Body

The Life of Minik, the New York Eskimo

Author: Kenn Harper,Kevin Spacey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074341005X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9728

Profiles the Eskimo boy who was brought back to the United States by explorer Robert Peary, and whose father's body was placed on display at the Museum of Natural History.
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My Father's Dragon

Author: Ruth Stiles Gannett

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486492834

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 4730

A young boy runs away from home to rescue an abused baby dragon held captive to serve as a free twenty-four hour, seven-days-a-week ferry for the lazy wild animals living on Wild Island.
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My Fathers' Daughter

A Story of Family and Belonging

Author: Hannah Pool

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143915399X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 485

What do you wear to meet your father for the first time? In 2004, Hannah Pool knew more about next season's lipstick colors than she did about Africa: a beauty editor for The Guardian newspaper, she juggled lattes and cocktails, handbags and hangouts through her twenties just like any other beautiful, independent Londoner. Her white, English adoptive relatives were beloved to her and were all the family she needed. Okay, if I treat it as a first date, then I'm on home turf. What image do I want to put across?...Classic, rather than trendy, and if my G-string doesn't pop out, I should be able to carry the whole thing off. Contacted by relatives she didn't know she had, she decided to visit Eritrea, the war-torn African country of her birth, and answer for herself the daunting questions every adopted child asks. Imagine what it's like to never have seen another woman or man from your own family. To spend your life looking for clues in the faces of strangers...We all need to know why we were given up. What Hannah Pool learned on her journey forms a narrative of insight, wisdom, wit, and warmth beyond all expectations. When I stepped off the plane in Asmara, I had no idea what lay ahead, or how those events would change me, and if I'd thought about it too hard I probably wouldn't have gotten farther than the baggage claim. A story that will "send shivers down [your] spine," (The Bookseller), My Fathers' Daughter follows Hannah Pool's brave and heartbreaking return to Africa to meet the family she lost -- and the father she thought was dead.
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MY FATHER'S CLOSET.

Author: KAREN A. MCCLINTOCK

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780814253960

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My Father's Son

Author: Mr Darrick Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781513626079

Category:

Page: N.A

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My Father's Son, is a book that I have been trying to write many times over the past ten years. Just like a lot of men we struggle with expressing ourselves, leading to failed relationships, miscommunication, and self hatred. If I didn't learn how to let things go and come to grips with the things that hurt me, I was going to die. Not die in the physical, but mentally die. I was in prison, the prison of the mind and one day I decided that I wanted to be completely free. I made a choice to live and I hope this book, this small instrument can help another person be free also. This book is also for that young man who has complicated his life in ways he probably didn't intend too. I say keep moving forward, don't give up.
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The Deeds of My Fathers

How My Grandfather and Father Built New York and Created the Tabloid World of Today

Author: Paul David Pope

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1921640901

Category: Building materials industry

Page: 395

View: 1244

A TRUE STORY THAT READS LIKE THE GODFATHER CROSSED WITH CITIZEN KANEIntense rivalry and Borgia-like cunning made the Pope family one of America's wealthiest and most influential. Creators of a tabloid empire that included the scandalous National Enquirer once considered the black sheep of the American new media the Pope patriarchs were the embodiment of the ultimate American immigrant dream.Now, on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the National Enquirer, Paul David Pope chronicles the family saga, from the arrival of his grandfather, Generoso Pope, on American shores with only pennies in his pockets to the unprecedented publishing success of his father, Gene Pope, Jr.The Deeds of My Father is the gripping tale of two ambitious alpha males from a dysfunctional clan that would become an integral part of the American century. Drawing from more than 500 interviews, and voluminous documentary and archival sources, Pope chronicles their story, and his own, in candid and unvarnished fashion, letting all the chips the light and the dark fall where they may.'THE STORY OF THE CENTURY.'Nicholas Pileggi, bestselling author of Wiseguy
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My Father's Tears

And Other Stories

Author: John Updike

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307272028

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5497

“Drinking a toast to the visible world, his impending disappearance from it be damned.” That’s how John Updike describes one of his elderly protagonists in this, his final collection of short stories. He might have been writing about himself. In My Father’s Tears, the author revisits his signature characters, places, and themes—Americans in suburbs, cities, and small towns grappling with faith and infidelity—in a gallery of portraits of his aging generation, men and women for whom making peace with the past is now paramount. The Seattle Times called My Father’s Tears “a haunting collection” that “echoes the melancholy of Chekhov, the romanticism of Wordsworth and the mournful spirit of Yeats.”
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