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♠Book: The Lucky Few
♣Author: Heather Avis
♥Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
♦Release: 2017-03-21
★Genre: Religion
☘Pages: 224
✸ISBN: 9780310345497
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒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.

♠Book: The Lucky Few
♣Author: Heather Avis
♥Publisher: Zondervan
♦Release: 2017-03-21
★Genre: Biography & Autobiography
☘Pages: 224
✸ISBN: 0310345464
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Mother of three adopted children---two with Down syndrome---Heather Avis has learned that it s the lucky few that recognize God s plans are best, even when they seem radically different than our own. Your life may be uncomfortable, messy, and nothing you would have planned, but you too can be among the lucky few."

♠Book: The Lucky Few
♣Author: Elwood Carlson
♥Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
♦Release: 2008-06-19
★Genre: Social Science
☘Pages: 216
✸ISBN: 9781402085413
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒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.

♠Book: Lucky Few
♣Author: Kathryn Ormsbee
♥Publisher: Simon and Schuster
♦Release: 2016-06-07
★Genre: Juvenile Fiction
☘Pages: 384
✸ISBN: 9781481455282
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Homeschooler Stevie Hart meets Max, a strange boy who is obsessed with death, but what starts off as fun together begins spiraling downward when Stevie's diabetes sabotages her fumbling romance with Max, and her best friend, Sanger, announces she is moving out of state.

♠Book: The Lucky Few
♣Author: Jan K. Herman
♥Publisher: Naval Institute Press
♦Release: 2013
★Genre: History
☘Pages: 160
✸ISBN: 9780870210396
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: "As the Vietnam War reached its tragic climax in the last days of April 1975, a task force of U.S. Navy ships cruised off South Vietnam's coast. The Lucky Few focuses on the role of USS Kirk in the rescue of not only the remnants of the South Vietnamese fleet but also 32,000 refugees fleeing from Communist forces to the safety of the Seventh Fleet ships offshore. Although the Vietnam War ended in chaos and shame, the epic story of USS Kirk and her success in rendering humanitarian assistance under inconceivable circumstances is one of America's shining military involvements. The Lucky Few brings to light this relatively unknown heroic tale of a people caught up in the death throes of a nation and their subsequent passage to freedom"--

♠Book: The Lucky Few
♣Author: Samuel Frei
♥Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
♦Release: 2011-12-16
★Genre: Education
☘Pages: 46
✸ISBN: 1463715811
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: I read somewhere that up to 10% of all school-agechildren have a learning disability. I considerthese kids to be the lucky few—and I am one ofthem.I didn't always think I was lucky. As a matter offact, there were lots of days when I didn't wantto go to school. I just wanted to stay home andplay outside, explore, ride my bike—anything buttry to read and write. But with the help of somefabulous teachers, I was able to see what a gift Ihad been given.This is my story.

♠Book: The Lucky Few
♣Author: Mike Hixenbaugh
♥Publisher:
♦Release: 2014
★Genre: World War, 1939-1945
☘Pages: 53
✸ISBN: OCLC:895506289
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


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♠Book: We the Lucky Few
♣Author: P. S. Lurie
♥Publisher:
♦Release: 2015-09-02
★Genre:
☘Pages: 287
✸ISBN: 1520128584
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: "Each time I think this night reaches its lowest point I'm mistaken. I stop and let the twisted truth sink in: it's only going to get worse."The world is drowning.Tonight everyone in the disappearing Middlelands gathers in their homes to watch an announcement from the Upperlands. One member of each family will be taken to safety behind the impenetrable fence but, to prevent an uprising, everyone else must be dead before morning. The decision: sacrifice yourself or those you love.Kill or be killed.For fifteen year old Theia, giving up on her family is out of the question so she has twelve hours to stop the horror from descending on her house. But as the screams around the neighbourhood close in, and with nowhere left to run, she cannot escape the unthinkable fact: only one of them can survive the night. --'We, The Lucky Few' is the first book in The Surge Trilogy, concluding with 'We, The Grateful Few' and 'We, The Final Few'. Also currently available by P.S. Lurie is 'The Eleventh Labour', a mystery thriller set in Greece, the first in the Chace Hellis adventure series.

♠Book: The Lucky Few and the Worthy Many
♣Author: Warren F. Ilchman
♥Publisher: Indiana University Press
♦Release: 2004-11-03
★Genre: Education
☘Pages: 208
✸ISBN: 0253111188
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒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

♠Book: Memoirs of a Neurosurgeon
♣Author: James D. Geissinger
♥Publisher:
♦Release: 2012-02-01
★Genre: Biography & Autobiography
☘Pages: 404
✸ISBN: 0984741801
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: In reflecting upon my life as a neurosurgeon, perhaps the most salient feature is that period of history involved. Trained by men who studied under Harvey Cushing, considered the father of neurological surgery, we, as early third-generation neurosurgeons, were held to those rigid standards of academic achievement and physical endurance typical of that time. The reader first identifies with the young child who dreams of becoming a doctor, and then sets out on that long path. He then re-lives the experiences of the student of medicine, and later the rigorous demands placed upon the surgeon-in-training. During the later descriptions of the private practice of brain and spinal surgery, the book transitions into an educational experience. It presents to the reader a multitude of neurological disorders requiring surgical treatment, the relevant surgical anatomy and the operative techniques involved. Often interjected are the intangibles of surgical judgment and philosophy when confronting those in pain or critically ill. Of equal importance were the major scientific advancements which occurred during that period of medical history. No longer did we have to bore a hole in the skull, or inject noxious materials into the head or spinal canal to verify a diagnosis. Rather, we had been privileged to enjoy the development of such remarkable machines as the ultrasound, CAT, and MRI. Descriptions of these devices, among others, and their impact on medical practice should prove interesting to the inquisitive reader. After 21 years in practice, and probably at the height of my career as a surgeon, I contracted hepatitis B subsequent to an accidental needle puncture in the operating room. Forced to lay down the scalpel, I turned to my second childhood dream, cattle ranching, as an alternative vocation. This then becomes a secondary focus of the book. A medical colleague, after learning of my book, expressed an interest in learning the common denominator driving a man to both neurosurgery and ranching. One can summarize with the word, "counterpoise." I had always strived to achieve a balance between the in-hospital, academic, precision-oriented work of the neurosurgeon and the outdoor, physically-demanding life of a rancher consummating the total American dream. Analogous to surgery I have always enjoyed using my hands in the shop. Throughout the book sections have been devoted to various aspects of woodworking, and an effort not only to share my enthusiasm but also to expose underlying problems and pitfalls; challenges I have encountered in striving to become an artisan of fine furniture. The practice of medicine has undergone significant change during my lifetime. Not only have I witnessed a burgeoning, unsustainable increase in the cost of healthcare, but also major changes in the way in which medicine is being practiced in the new millennium. Having been a proud product of the "Lucky Few" generation, born between the years 1929 and 1945, I am rightfully able to compare today's practice of medicine with those of the latter half of the 20th century.