My Year 1974
I've always thought of myself as a fan more than a writer. Never in a million years did I imagine that I'd ever get my fiction published, let alone have all of my books become New York Times bestsellers. It wasn't until I was in my 30's that I published my first short story, The Girl in the Yellow Bikini. It was released in 1974 in Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine.
Rose Koppel was a recent widow when she met Frederic Dannay at a New Year's Eve party in 1974. She found him unimpressive, needy and almost silent. But something suggested he might have things to say. Only months later, in the midst of Dannay's courtship,
In 1974, I bought my first piece of America for $7,000. I put $700 down and never looked back. I had big plans. Think big, the rest is just a waste of time. There is nothing a man can't do with a trusty dog by his side. This book is a "Look Back" a look back at what happened on an old industrial site up the East Fork of The Wood River, the foundation of the New Sink Float Mill.
My name is Patricia Birdsong Hamilton. I was born and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta in 1974, and received my MBA from Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University) in 1975. I am one of seven children born to Annie and R.C. Birdsong, am married and am the proud mother of one son and one daughter. I was diagnosed with Spinocerebellar Ataxia at the age of thirty-four.
The Eagles are the bestselling, and arguably the tightest-lipped, American group ever. Now band member and guitarist Don Felder finally breaks the Eagles' years of public silence to take fans behind the scenes. He shares every part of the band's wild ride, from the pressure-packed recording studios and trashed hotel rooms to the tension-filled courtrooms, and from the joy of writing powerful new songs to the magic of performing in huge arenas packed with roaring fans.
I first wrote 'ER' back in 1974 as a record of my experiences as a medical student in a hospital emergency room, but it was not until the fall of 1994, 20 years later, that these stories appeared as a new television series. That must surely be the longest creative gestation in modern television, but it was worth it. Audiences found the show to be fast-paces, fresh and real, and it drew and a loyal following from its very first episode.
I joined the Essex Ambulance Service on 21 April 1981 at the tender age of twenty-one. I underwent training at Witham and in the first year completed the driver training and ambulance aid training, both of which were conducted at Markfield in Leicestershire. When all this training was completed, I was ready to undertake emergency calls, and as all new students, I was indeed very excited but nervous on what I would face dealing with people when they face life-changing emergencies.
The letters begin when my Aunt wrote to inform Rev. Bonnell Spencer of the death of her husband who had been his Williams college roommate. Thus began a 20 year relationship, highlighted by numerous letters written after her husband's death in 1974 at the age of 70. They are most unusual for they not only are her letters to him, but his responses to her.