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Listening To Ghosts
Listening To Ghosts
by Bob Stockton Rating: 0.0

Listening To Ghosts is an accounting of the author’s experience growing up in a Northeastern working class neighborhood and subsequent career as an enlisted man in the United States Navy before the Navy became an instrument for social engineering experimentation. Written in the first person the author takes the reader through his adventures - and misadventures - in frank, candid and politically incorrect language.

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LEGACY of a Griffin
LEGACY of a Griffin
by Linda Louise Rigsbee Rating: 0.0

A biography of Charles Allen Mecham, written by his daughter.

Charles Allen Mecham (Chuck) had less than a 5th grade education, yet his accomplishments were many. He was a WWII veteran, a family man, a machinist, a mechanic, a musician, and above all, an artisan. Chuck left a legacy that many would envy. This is a story of how he did it.

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Bodrum to Discover
Bodrum to Discover
by Thomas Kutzli Rating: 0.0

Ein Tagebuch

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Fly With Me; A True Story of Healing from Multiple Sclerosis
Fly With Me; A True Story of Healing from Multiple Sclerosis
by Helen Phillips Rating: 0.0

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Multiple Sclerosis is an incurable disease and is becoming more and more prevalent. This true story of God healing from multiple sclerosis will give other sufferers the faith, hope, and tools to go to God for their healing.

“Helen's painful testimony is written in a gripping style. You don't want to put this down once you start. As you read you feel as if you want to go to the last chapter to see whether it all ends well. For anyone who is sick and trusting God for a miraculous healing this is a must read.” Pastor John Thomas. Baptist Union.

This story is about God helping in all circumstances, not only sickness and paralysis, but also war, death, divorce and financial problems and will inspire people to trust Him for help in all their trials.

This true story gives the means and methods God showed an ordinary woman in the ups and downs of her life, until victory was finally obtained. This is not about a perfect person but a fallible human being making mistakes and struggling in faith against steep odds.

As readers ‘fly with her’ they will be able to embrace the lessons God taught her and obtain victory in their own lives.

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A Great Run
A Great Run
by Jerry Pickholz Rating: 0.0

This is a HARDCOVER book, not a paperback. This is also Jerry’s story about being born in 1932, into a family of very modest means, living in Brooklyn during the depths of the Great Depression. His education was with the compliments of the New York City school system from kindergarten through college (CCNY). A three year Naval Officer tour provided him with an eye-opening view of the world beyond the confines of his previous provincial living. With his total sea-going experience gained in a Prospect Park row boat, we find Jerry conning his ship, USS Warrick, through Japan’s infamous Inland Sea, and later, to an anchorage in the dizzying traffic of Tokyo Bay.

Two years after meeting Phyllis at CCNY and less than a year into his the navy tour, at the tender ages of twenty-two and twenty, they marry, and set up a household in the San Francisco Bay area. Jerry alternates between round trips to the Far East and frolicking with Phyllis on the West Coast for the rest of the Navy tour. The return to New York City is disappointingly unremarkable: The reception by family and friends, the first job, and the first apartment.

What then unfolds is an unlikely, circuitous journey of forty-five years, from an ill-advised, entry-level position in public accounting to the upper echelons of advertising agency management, and the answer to the oft-asked question: “How did you get from there to there?”

Switching to a larger accounting firm and ultimately joining their fledgling management consulting group is a water-shed event. The first consulting assignment results in a job offer as a controller. Almost immediately, the positions balloons to include plant management, and then general management.
The company is sold to a conglomerate. Jerry is named president of the company he had been with, and manager of a large but unimpressive segment of the conglomerate. Dissatisfied in time with the conglomerate, his company is repurchased by the former stockholders in partnership with the renowned advertising agency, Ogilvy & Mather as the majority owner. The intent of the giant agency is to integrate their acquisition and build a world-wide direct marketing capability. With all the corporate intrigue that may be found in a novel, three major players of the newly combined entity resign. Jerry takes on the role of CEO of the then destabilized Ogilvy Direct. During the next sixteen years, it experiences meteoric global growth, to become the largest direct agency in the world. Digital advertising emerges and finds a home there. Ogilvy is acquired in an unfriendly take-over. Jerry is named Vice-Chairman and member of the Executive Committee of Ogilvy & Mather. He retires shortly afterwards, soon starts a new advertising venture, and participates in the dot-com frenzy.

Jerry and Phyllis were married in 1954, and have celebrated their fifty-seventh anniversary. Their son, Keith and daughter, Michelle were raised primarily in Chappaqua, a lovely community in Northern Westchester. Keith went to Dartmouth and NYU for a Masters in Digital Communications, spent seven years with Microsoft and continues in E-Marketing. He is married to Barbara Hagmayer and they have a son, Luca, and a daughter, Luna. Michelle graduated from Vanderbilt, had a short but successful career selling advertising time, married Steven Eickelbeck and they have three teen-aged sons, Alexander, and twins, Austin and Willie. Steven is in real estate development and management.

Phyllis and Jerry are long-time residents of both the upper east side of Manhattan and Bridgehampton. They belong to the Gardiner’s Bay Country Club on Shelter Island and work at playing golf.

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