What's It All About Ralphie

Author: Gary Robertson,Ralph Milne

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 1845028791

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Ralph Milne was born in Dundee and lived out many a young footballer's dream. On leaving school he signed for Dundee United and gradually forced his way into a team full of great players. With electrifying pace and exceptional talent he quickly established himself as a fans' favourite, producing some dazzling performances at home and on the highest of European stages. He was part of the legendary team which defied all the odds to win the Scottish Premier Division in 1983. However, behind the scenes his volatile relationship with manager Jim McLean culminated in him leaving for Charlton. After unhappy spells there and at Bristol City he made a dream move to Alex Ferguson's Man United. Ralph struggled to produce his stunning performances of old and retired a few years later. Many believe he could and should have done so much more but a personal battle with alcohol probably decided otherwise. In the eyes of Dundee United fans he will always be a legend and was inducted into the club's Hall Of Fame earlier this year. This is his remarkable story.

What's It All About?

Author: Julian Baggini

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199885184

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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What is the meaning of life? It is a question that has intrigued the great philosophers--and has been hilariously lampooned by Monty Python. Indeed, the whole idea strikes many of us as vaguely pompous, a little absurd. Is there one profound and mysterious meaning to life, a single ultimate purpose behind human existence? In What's It All About?, Julian Baggini says no, there is no single meaning. Instead, Baggini argues meaning can be found in a variety of ways, in this life. He succinctly breaks down six answers people commonly suggest when considering what life is all about--helping others, serving humanity, being happy, becoming successful, enjoying each day as if it were your last, and "freeing your mind." By reducing the vague, mysterious question of meaning to a series of more specific (if thoroughly unmysterious) questions about what gives life purpose and value, he shows that the quest for meaning can be personal, empowering, and uplifting. If the meaning of life is not a mystery, if leading meaningful lives is within the power of us all, then we can look around us and see the many ways in which life can have purpose. We can see the value of happiness while accepting it is not everything. We can see the value of success, without interpreting that too narrowly. We can see the value of seizing the day as well as helping others lead meaningful lives. We can recognize the value of love, as perhaps the most powerful motivator of all. Illustrating his argument with the thoughts of many of the great philosophers and examples drawn from everyday life, Baggini convincingly shows that the search for meaning is personal and within the power of each of us to find.

What's It All About?

Author: Michael Caine

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448136482

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

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From Alfred to Zulu, Michael Caine has been Britain's best-loved actor for half a century. Now, for the first time, he reveals the truth behind his remarkable life. From his time as an evacuee during the Blitz to his front-line military service in the Korean War, from his early days as an assistant stagehand to becoming Peter O'Toole's understudy, from walk-on parts in local theatres to blowing the bloody doors off with his legendary roles in Zulu and The Italian Job, Caine's life was never simple or easy. Discussing his little-known childhood and family alongside his hard-fought journey from London to Hollywood, Caine writes with astonishing candour about the good years and the lean years, bringing his unique charm and humour to his anecdotes and memories of a sprawling movie-making career. If you worked in Hollywood in the last few decades, you've probably worked with Michael Caine - and his accounts of his relationships with other superstars, both on and offscreen, make this autobiography essential reading for any fan not just of Michael Caine, but of film in general.

What's It All About, Sybil?

Author: Sybil Jason

Publisher: BearManor Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Child actress Sybil Jason was initially considered a serious rival to Shirley Temple in the late 1930s after her work in theater, on Old Time Radio, and on recordings led to a supporting role in Barnacle Bill (1935). A Warner Bros. test led to a contract, and her American film debut took place in Little Big Shot (1935), directed by Michael Curtiz and co-starring Glenda Farrell, Robert Armstrong, and Edward Everett Horton. Jason followed this with supporting roles opposite some of Warner Bros. most popular stars, including Kay Francis in I Found Stella Parish (1935), Al Jolson in The Singing Kid (1936), Pat O'Brien and Humphrey Bogart in The Great O'Malley (1937), and again with Kay Francis in Comet Over Broadway (1938), among other films. Sybil’s career ended after minor parts in The Little Princess (1939) and The Blue Bird (1940) — ironically with Shirley Temple. Sybil has a lot to say about those years of Hollywood with friends Ian Hunter, Guy Kibbee, May Robson, Rudy Vallee, Jane Wyman, Patrick Swayze, Johnny Green, Frieda Inescort, Beverly Roberts, and others.

Summary of Julian Baggini's What's It All About?

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 26

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The meaning of life is a question that everyone asks at some point. It is not so much a single question but a place-holder for a whole set of questions: Why are we here. What is the purpose of life. Is it enough just to be happy. #2 The question of the meaning of life is not a mystery that can be solved by any discovery of new evidence. It is rather to be solved by thinking about the issues on which the evidence remains silent.

Life: What’S It All About?

Author: Marguerite Lane

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504307593

Category: Religion

Page: 76

View: 1840


Marguerite Lane removes the pain With a cheery little rhyme When your mojos like a yoyo Bring it into line. If you long for some redemption From the Spirits pain Join us to release the tension Smiling to stay sane.

What's it All About?

Author: William Van Wert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 782


Seventy-nine-year-old Hiram Walker shares his folksy wisdom and people philosophy with his fellow trailer-park residents, in a humorous look at life in the later years. By the author of Tales for Expectant Fathers. 20,000 first printing.

SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY: What's it Really all about?

Author: Ralph Good

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 1478779195

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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If we do not know the responsibilities and boundaries of Spiritual Authorities, how can we possibly know if those who represent themselves as authorities in our lives are expressing God’s authority, or authority scripture attributes to Satan, the Devil, the Beast and the Kingdom of Darkness, as the same Greek is used to define all of them, but sometimes it is translated differently! Romans 13:1,2 tells us, “all authority is of God and has been established by God, whoever resists them resists what God has established and brings judgment on themselves.” So, why did we teach our children in our Sunday Schools to model their lives after the great heroes of the Christian Faith who openly defied the authorities God placed in their lives and faced judgment? True Spiritual Authority will never lead anyone to violate the First Command, separating them from God, leading to their ultimate destruction. That’s what the Serpent did to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden!

Biology Of Enlightenment

Author: Mukunda Rao

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9350292491

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 448

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In this book we meet with the modern sage, U.G. Krishnamurti, and listen to his penetrating voice describing life and reality as it is. What is body and what is mind? Is there a soul? Is there a beyond, a God? What is enlightenment? Is there a life after death? Never before have these questions been tackled with such simplicity, candour and clarity. In these unpublished early conversations with friends (1967-71), U.G.discusses in detail his search for the truth and how he underwent radical biological changes in 1967. Preferring to call it the natural state over enlightenment, he insists that whatever transformation he has undergone is within the structure of the human body and not in the mind at all. It is the natural state of being that sages like the Buddha, Jesus and, in modern times, Sri Ramana, stepped into. And U.G.never tires of pointing out that 'this is the way you, stripped of the machinations of thought, are also functioning.'