Chance Encounters

Chance Encounters

True Stories of Unforeseen Meetings, With Unanticipated Results

Book - 2002
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Popular columnist A. C. Greene grew up in a small town in Texas—a place where no one would have expected he might encounter some very important people— but he tells of his unexpected meetings with famous and powerful figures as a young boy in Texas, and then later as a newspaper reporter in larger cities. He recalls these unexpected encounters with such famous people as: Roy Rogers, Larry McMurtry, George H. W. Bush, George W. and Laura Bush, T. S. Eliot, Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner, and Van Cliburn, to name a few.

Blackwell North Amer
"Chance Encounters in the 1930s-1940s" include such personalities as opera diva Jarmile Novotna, Bill Mauldin, Ann Sothern, Roy Rogers and Trigger, and China with the Marines during World War II. In "Chance Encounters: Presidents I Have Known (Sort of)," A.C. writes of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon Johnson, Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush, Laura Bush and George W. Bush.
In "Chance Encounters in the 1950s," A.C. meets T.S. Eliot, Four Freshmen, George Shearing, Van Cliburn, Judge T. Whitfield Davidson, Andres Segovia, Larry McMurtry and Robert Duvall, Charles Goren, Marjorie Merriweather Post, Leonard Penario, Arthur Fiedler, Rise Stevens, Yul Brynner, Kathryn Grant Crosby, John Wayne, Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner, Leonard Warren, Mickey Mantle, Dick Gregory.
"Chance Encounters in the 1960s" include Al Dexter, Ross Barnett, Stanley Marcus, Joan Didion, James L. Herlihy, John Updike, John Rosenfield, Larry Hagman, Ross Perot, W.H. Auden, Artie Shaw. "Chance Encounters During the Turbulent Dallas Days" highlight Ann Richards, H.L. Hunt, Adlai Stevenson, Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby, Edwin Walker.
"Chance Encounters in Love and Fate Along the Way" relate A.C.'s meeting with his first wife, Betty, his renewal of friendship with second wife, Judy, after Betty's death, and meeting his friend Bob Green of Albany, Texas.

Publisher: Albany, Tex. : Bright Sky Press, c2002
ISBN: 9780970998798
Branch Call Number: 814.54 GRE
Characteristics: 215 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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