King of Stamford Bridge
Author: Martin King,Martin Knight,Peter Osgood
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1780574312
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 192
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In a 16-year career spent with Chelsea and Southampton, goal-scoring legend Peter Osgood made 560 appearances, scoring 220 goals and winning two FA Cup-winner's medals. He was part of the victorious Chelsea side that defeated the mighty Real Madrid in the 1971 European Cup-Winners Cup final and is the last player to have scored in every round of the FA Cup, including the final. Ossie tells the story of the career and the extraordinary roller-coaster personal life of the man who spearheaded a team that made as many headlines off the field as on. The truth about the hard-drinking and hard-living antics of these Kings Road dandies - Hudson, Cooke, Baldwin and company - has never before been told. Osgood tells of his strained relationship with manager Dave Sexton, which resulted in his and other stars' departures, triggering a decline in Chelsea FC's fortunes that took some 20 years to reverse. He recounts his experience in the Mexico World Cup of 1970 and is brutally honest about the challenges and problems faced by ex-footballers as they attempt to adjust to life in mainstream society. Peter Osgood was no ordinary footballer and Ossie is no ordinary football autobiography. Like the King of Stamford Bridge himself was, this book is entertaining, outspoken and full of surprises.

Ossie's Dream

My Autobiography
Author: Ossie Ardiles
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409084310
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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Ossie Ardiles is one of the most iconic footballers ever to have graced the game. After winning the World Cup with Argentina in 1978, Ossie became the first foreign player to make an impact in England, paving the way for the modern era of multinational teams. and was immortalised in Chas & Dave's hit record "Ossie's Dream (Spurs Are On Their Way to Wembley)". In that unforgettable 1981 FA Cup Final, the silky skills of Ossie and fellow Argentine midfielder Ricky Villa inspired Spurs to their famous victory over Man City. He also helped Spurs to retain the trophy the following year, and to win the UEFA Cup in 1984, and even found time to star in the classic football film Escape to Victory with Bobby Moore, Pelé, Michael Caine and Sylvester Stallone. Thirty years on from those glory days, Ossie has a unique perspective on the football world, through his long career both playing and in management, with the emphasis always on style and entertainment. He also talks about growing up under a military dictatorship, how he was torn between two countries owing to the outbreak of the Falklands War, which claimed the life of one of his cousins, and how that football world has changed over the decades.

Ossie the Otter

Author: Ken Crawford
Publisher: Autumn House Publishing
ISBN: 0812704924
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 61
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A five-month-old otter pup tries to survive on its own in the Alaskan wilderness after being separated from his mother and twin brother.

Onuora Ossie Enekwe

Author: Gloria Monica T. Emezue
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9783503553
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 221
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This concentration on the writing of Ossie Enekwe arises from the need to assess the maturation of Enekwe's craft beginning from Broken Pots and Marching to Kilimanjaro through Enekwe's more remarkable short fiction, The Last Battle and other Stories and his full length novel Come Thunder. The book emerges in three parts. Critiques, is the longest of the series containing scholarly assessments of Enekwe's poetry by literary scholars from around the world. Enekwe is compared with contemporary African poets such as Kofi Anyidoho, Chin Ce, Joe Ushie and Agwu Ude. The second part of the book deals with reviews of Enekwe's lesser known writings while the third part features a chat with Enekwe on literary and other aspects of Nigerian history. All of these seem to support what has been said of Enekwe's works as incorporating "the rhythm of our exciting but agonizingly self-destructive world." Series editor GMT Emezue writes that it is easy to understand the tragic notes of Enekwe's stories or the threnody underlying his poetry as they throw more light on polemical issues usually glossed over by critics of Enekwe's own, and some of the younger, generation of Nigerian writers. The critical approaches in this book will no doubt widen the latitude for historical, ideological and stylistic criticism of contemporary writing in Nigeria and Africa.

Life Lit by Some Large Vision

Selected Speeches and Writings
Author: Ossie Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416525493
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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Ossie Davis, the celebrated civil rights activist, actor, writer, and director, is remembered for a film, television, and stage career of more than half a century. His awards include an Emmy Award, an NAACP Image Award for his work in the Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild, and a Kennedy Center Honor. The last two honors, like so many of his accomplishments, were shared with his wife and partner (in life and in work), Ruby Dee. Ossie Davis is also revered for his lifelong commitment to those social and political causes about which he was so passionate. Of all the gifts he possessed, perhaps none was greater than his ability to articulate the important issues of the day. He used his brilliant mind and his oratory skills to give voice to his concerns as a black man, an American, and a human being in the world, as well as to the individuals and communities whose concerns he made his own. This monumental book brings together many of the moving speeches, essays, and other writings as an ultimate gift to posterity. Life Lit by Some Large Vision includes some humor, some history, and some surprises: moving tributes to such luminaries as Malcolm X and Louis Armstrong; thought-provoking speeches on the treachery of the English language and the challenge of breaking through the "niggerization" process; letters to friends and fellow thinkers; essays that span decades of social thought and revolutionary positions; and the closing monologue from his groundbreaking 1961 play, Purlie Victorious. The unforgettable sound of Ossie Davis's voice is well documented in his work on film and television, but the words on these pages offer his heart and mind, and will be the next best thing to witnessing him speak in person. Ruby Dee contributes a foreword to the collection and introductory notes to the individual pieces, many of which were written and delivered with her at his side. The result is a comprehensive celebration of one man's extraordinary wisdom and generosity. This is a book that will enrich countless readers -- as a gift, an educational resource, a volume to be read aloud on special occasions, and much more.

Come Walk with Me

Author: Ossie Channer
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462844043
Category: Poetry
Page: 78
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14 OSSIE CHANNER Blue Bird Oh my blue bird flap your wings to the sounds of the wind turn Your head to the early morning sun and open your beak and sing to me My sweet with open arms I will dance with you blue bird Until my legs cant move any more Blue bird then you can rap your wings around me Blue bird let me feel the warmth of your feathers Push your chest out baby and sing I will dance just for you Blue bird takes me to the mountain where the frosty mist covered the leaves And sing for me blue bird the nightingale The sparrows and all their friends will all start singing and dancing with us Blue bird. We can all dance to the valley To the side of the river Into the garden where all the rose are slowly opening To the sound of the wind Sing baby sing blue bird. Dream Lover . . . The early morning sun glittered On my bed room window As if it was some kind of red diamond That move with a feeling of intimacies That could drive a man wild, The color of the sun drag across the cream colored silk sheet As if a painter has romantically painted the colors of the rainbow all over my bed That could only be love. I know I was in heaven As I slowly turn to take my angel into my arms To my surprise she was gone I run to the door shout out her name Door to door to the living room Where the bright glittering sun force her colorful light though the widow shade. On the coffee table was a note she left behind. I fell asleep in your arms and yes I feel like a queen on the chest of my lord With our bodies rap around each others I was secured Like an angel in heaven. Then I was awaken by your soft voice calling some one your angel And it was not my name So I take first flight out to a lonely place Call hearth break hotel so long dream lover


My Autobiography
Author: Leon Osman,Alan Jewell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781908695499
Category: Soccer players
Page: 320
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Leon Osman has been at Everton FG since he was ten years old and in that time has witnessed major changes at the club and within football.

Langston, a play

Author: Ossie Davis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780440046349
Category: Drama
Page: 146
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Poet Langston Hughes visits a church basement where a drama group is rehearsing one of his plays, and uses the actors to recreate scenes from his early life.

A Boy Named Ossie

A Jamaican Childhood
Author: Earl McKenzie
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
Category: Jamaican fiction
Page: 104
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This is a crafted collection of linked stories. Through the eyes of Ossie, the reader is given a grounded and evocative sense of life in rural Jamaica - its humour, warmth and its ambitions, as well as its terrors and tribulations.

Infinite Riches

Author: Ossie Hopkins
Publisher: SilverWood Books
ISBN: 1781327556
Category: Fiction
Page: 282
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A story about the course of true love. Its uncertainty. Its turbulence.

On the Ossie

Tasmanian Osmiridium and the Fountain Pen Industry
Author: Nic Haygarth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780648106371
Category: Adamsfield Region (Tas.)
Page: 288
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Millions of words flowed from the serpentine hills of western Tasmania. The Waratah and Adamsfield districts produced `point metal¿ osmiridium, used to tip the gold nibs of fountain pens. For a time in the early 1900s Tasmania had a world monopoly on point metal `ossie¿¿an alloy much more valuable than gold. Sent to New York and London to drive Waterman, Swan, Sheaffer, Parker, Onoto and Conway Stewart pens, Tasmanian osmiridium became a signatory to startling world events. It also bolstered family budgets at home. To be `on the ossie¿ was to have the chance to escape poverty and drudgery. Like gold strikes across the globe, Tasmania¿s rare earth quickened diggers¿ pulses¿and, astonishingly, inspired a challenge to Hollywood dominance of Australian cinemas.

Purlie Victorious

A Comedy in Three Acts
Author: Ossie Davis
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573614354
Category: Drama
Page: 90
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Just Like Martin

Author: Ossie Davis
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9780785756590
Category: African Americans
Page: 215
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Following the deaths of two classmates in a bomb explosion at his Alabama church, fourteen-year-old Stone organizes a children's march for civil rights in the autumn of 1963.

Ossie the ostrich

Author: Milton Anley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780620200936
Category: Nature
Page: 34
View: 1987

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A fictional story of the discovery and capture of posssibly the first ostrich in the Oudtshoorn district of South Africa, followed by a factual account of the ostrich, its history, and the development of the modern ostrich industry.