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    DescriptionThe year was 1957, the month September, and I had just turned eight years old. Dwight Eisenhower was President, but in my life it was the diminutive, intense Sister Mary Lurana who ruled, at least in the third-grade class where I was held captive. For reasons you will soon understand, my parents had remanded me to the penal institution of St. Brigid's School in Westbury, New York, a cruel and unusual punishment if there ever was one. Already, I had barely survived my first two years at St. Brigid's because I was, well, a little nitwit. Not satisfied with memorizing the Baltimore Catechism's fine prose, which featured passages like "God made me to show his goodness and to make me happy with him in heaven," I was constantly annoying my classmates and, of course, the no-nonsense Sister Lurana. With sixty overactive students in her class, she was understandably short on patience. For survival, she had also become quick on the draw. Then it happened. One day I blurted out some dumb remark, and Sister Lurana was on me like a panther. Her black habit blocked out all distractions as she leaned down, looked me in the eye, and uttered words I have never forgotten: "William, you are a bold, fresh piece of humanity." And she was dead-on. One day in 1957, in the third-grade classroom of St. Brigid's parochial school, an exasperated Sister Mary Lurana bent over a restless young William O'Reilly and said, "William, you are a bold, fresh piece of humanity." Little did she know that she was, early in his career as a troublemaker, defining the essence of Bill O'Reilly and providing him with the title of his brash and entertaining issues-based memoir. And this time it's personal. In his most intimate book yet, O'Reilly goes back in time to examine the people, places, and experiences that launched him on his journey from working-class kid to immensely influential television personality and bestselling author. Readers will learn how his traditional outlook was formed in the crucible of his family, his neighborhood, his church, and his schools, and how his views on America's proper role in the world emerged from covering four wars on five continents over three-plus decades as a news correspondent. What will delight his numerous fans and surprise many others is the humor and self-deprecation with which he handles one of his core subjects: himself, and just how O'Reilly became O'Reilly.


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    Title
    A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill O'Reilly, Read by Bill O'Reilly
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 6
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780739369463
    ISBN 10: 0739369466
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: BGA, BGFA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1A
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: APB, KNT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    DC21: 070.92
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51500
    DC22: 070.92
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    B&T Approval Code: A27194400
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE20
    BISAC V2.8: BIO025000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A34364032
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, BIO000000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN4874.O73 A3 2008B
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Random House Audio Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Random House Audio Publishing Group
    Publication date
    23 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    BILL O’REILLY, a three-time Emmy Award winner for excellence in reporting, served as national correspondent for ABC News and as anchor of the nationally syndicated news magazine program Inside Edition before becoming executive producer and anchor of Fox News’s breakout hit The O’Reilly Factor. He is the author of the mega-bestsellers The O’Reilly Factor, The No Spin Zone, Who’s Looking Out for You?, and Culture Warrior, as well as Kids Are Americans Too, The O’Reilly Factor for Kids, and the novel Those Who Trespass. He holds master’s degrees from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Boston University.