An Independent Man

Adventures of a Public Servant

Author: James M. Jeffords,Yvonne Daley,Howard Coffin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074322843X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

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A U.S. senator traces his idyllic childhood in Vermont, his education and military service, early political career, unpopular voting choices, and controversial decision to leave the Republican party in 2001.

An Independent Man

The Autobiography

Author: Eddie Jordan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409105555

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 2226


The hugely entertaining, and extremely candid, autobiography of one of the most colourful characters in motor sport Eddie Jordan gave Michael Schumacher his first drive, and helped groom a whole series of drivers early in their careers, including Damon Hill and Johnny Herbert. But he funded his first move into motor sport by selling smoked salmon well past its sell-by date to rugby fans leaving Lansdowne Road; when stopped for speeding by a policeman, he ended up selling him his car. Jordan set up his own team, and moved into Formula One at the end of the 1980s. It wasn't long before the team began to pick up podium finishes, and in 1998 won its first race - a remarkable achievement on a comparatively small budget. The following year was even better, but sadly this was to be the peak, as the search for more finance and legal battles with sponsors hit hard. Eventually, in January 2005 he sold the team. AN INDEPENDENT MAN goes behind the scenes to reveal the true personalities of the drivers Jordan worked with, and his battles with Bernie Ecclestone. It shows how, when so much money is involved, nothing is ever simple. His has been a life lived to the full, and his account is packed full of superb stories, colourful adventures and revealing tales.

John Quincy Adams

A Personal History of an Independent Man

Author: Marie B. Hecht

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company


Category: Presidents

Page: 682

View: 8440


A penetrating study of the sixth president's private and public lives based on his journals, correspondence and memoirs