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📒The Lucky Few ✍ Elwood Carlson
✏The Lucky Few Book Summary : Born during the Great Depression and World War Two (1929–1945) an entire generation has slipped between the cracks of history. These Lucky Few became the first American generation smaller than the one before them, and the luckiest generation of Americans ever. As children they experienced the most stable intact parental families in the nation’s history. Lucky Few women married earlier than any other generation of the century and helped give birth to the Baby Boom, yet also gained in education compared to earlier generations. Lucky Few men made the greatest gains of the century in schooling, earned veterans benefits like the Greatest Generation but served mostly in peacetime with only a fraction of the casualties, came closest to full employment, and spearheaded the trend toward earlier retirement. Even in retirement/old age the Lucky Few remain in the right place at the right time. Here is their story, and the story of how they have affected other recent generations of Americans before and since.
📒The Lucky Few ✍ Heather Avis
✏The Lucky Few Book Summary : These are the faces that call me “mom,” the three children who made me a mother. When I started my journey into parenthood I never thought it would look like this. I never planned on having three adopted children, and I certainly never imagined that two of them would have Down syndrome. But like most of the things God does, once we stepped into the craziness and confusion of the unknown and unplanned, we quickly realized that we were indeed among the lucky few. When my husband and I decided to grow our family ten years ago, we were surprised to find that getting pregnant was not as easy as we had thought it would be. And as we navigated the ups and downs of infertility, God led us down the path of adoption. Of course, we would adopt! Not what we had originally planned, but certainly a wonderful option. But just as we began to get a comfortable grasp on growing our family through adoption, God introduced us to Macyn Hope, a very sick little girl with Down syndrome who desperately needed a family. As we continued to follow God’s calling, first with Macyn, and later with Truly and then August, we found ourselves further and further from the comfortable paths we thought our lives would take, and instead moving down some very scary, and often painful roads. Even though at times His plan seemed terrifying and even downright foolish, little could we have known how much goodness, blessing, and joy would flow out of loving these three little people He’s put into our lives. No, it’s not been easy: not the open-heart surgeries or the challenges of raising two children with Down syndrome or the complexities of dealing with birth-families or the struggles we’ve had with the public education system. But through it all, every new and uncomfortable situation has only proven to be another chance to see how very good God’s plan is for our lives and how downright lucky we are to be able to live it out. It’s only the lucky few that recognize that the most beautiful things in this life are often found in the differences. What some would see as misfortune, I’ve learned to see as nothing more than pure luck.
📒The Lucky Few And The Worthy Many ✍ Warren F. Ilchman
✏The Lucky Few and the Worthy Many Book Summary : Although winning a major competitive scholarship, such as the Rhodes or Marshall, is a strong marker for later success, there has been little serious research on how these scholarships are given and how the process could be improved. This book, the fruits of a discussion on "strengthening nationally and internationally competitive scholarships," presents studies that address issues of identifying leadership and creativity in the young, analyze alternative methods of selection, make suggestions for the proper evaluation of scholarship programs, and look at the backgrounds of American Rhodes Scholars. An introduction by the editors provides an overview of the issues. Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies -- Dwight F. Burlingame and David C. Hammack, editors
📒The Lucky Few Amidst Economic Decline ✍ Christiaan Grootaert
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📒Lucky Few ✍ Kathryn Ormsbee
✏Lucky Few Book Summary : In the tradition of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl comes a hilarious, madcap, and “quirky novel” (School Library Journal) about a group of oddball teens struggling to find themselves when facing their own mortality. The life of homeschooler Stevie Hart gets all shook up when she meets Max, a strange boy who survived a freak near-fatal accident and is now obsessed with death. He enlists her and her best friend, Sanger, to help him complete his absurd “23 Ways to Fake My Death Without Dying” checklist. What starts off as fun begins spiraling downward when Stevie’s diabetes sabotages her fumbling romance with Max, Sanger announces she’s moving out of state, and then death—real death—cuts a little too close to home.
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📒I Zombie I ✍ Jack Wallen
✏I Zombie I Book Summary : In a moment of pure chaos, the majority of the Earth's population became the walking dead. One man promises to unveil the truth.When journalist Jacob Plummer is bitten by one of the undead he turns to the written word not only to ease the pain of change, but to reveal a truth that could spare the world from extinction.As Jacob attempts to reveal the conspiracy behind the virus he fights off the undead masses to save the planet from a collision with entropy.
📒The Anti Book ✍ David Francis Jeffery
✏The Anti Book Book Summary : A book written specifically to defy the conventions of what a book should be. No story, different fonts, different formatting, foreign languages and general nonsense. If that sounds like your cup of tea, then you can decide how much sugar you'll take. Also contains my mini book: HA/VE - explorations of HAte and loVE.
📒14 Wealth Building Secrets Of Value Investing ✍ Ashu Dutt
✏14 Wealth Building Secrets of Value Investing Book Summary : "Value investing is not only about low PE, low book value, or other conventional measures of value," says Ashu Dutt. "Value originates from many sources and exists in all markets at all times. For example, catching value from structural shifts in a stock, sector or the market offers once-in-a-lifetime returns." In this book, Ashu reveals secrets of value investing that go beyond the traditional measures of value, methods used by successful value investors, market-tested techniques that can give you the professional edge and make you very rich: * How to identify market periods when the rewards will be many times the risk * Why "cheap" and "value" are not the same thing * How identifying emerging value investment themes ahead of the crowd leads to super profits * Why the maximum money is made in a short span of time — and from just a few stocks * When do IPOs constitute a good value buy * How to find extraordinary value in investment manias, market chaos, rational bubbles, commodity cycles and market falls caused by credit squeeze * Why you must lock in the sector before picking a stock * How to find value in bull and bear markets * How to boost your returns from the traditional metrics of value investing * Value investing lessons from the masters. PLUS, much, much more... Ashu Dutt is one of the most visible and respected faces in Indian financial markets. In this book he reveals value investing secrets and techniques that are typically the domain of big market players: * 14 wealth-building secrets * Dozens of trading rules * Hundreds of profit-making and loss-protection insights.
📒F Them Ungrateful Grown Children Of Mine ✍ Ronald Gathright
✏F Them Ungrateful Grown Children of Mine Book Summary : Do you have grown children living in your house with you? Do you pay their cell phone, car payment, or credit card bills? Do they ignore your heavenly advice? If so, this book is for you. I decided to buck the trend of fatherhood and stop rescuing my grown children from their own stupidity. I gave them my time, my guidance, and my love. I gave them tangibles to live their lives by. I shared my perspective on life based on my deep belief in the almighty Lord, my unique understanding of parenting, and life-inspiring messages from my father. My book shares my unusual response to issues in my grown children life so, sit back, relax, and enjoy the funny ride down Parenting 101 Street. God Bless.