Read more Read less. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Start reading A Cockney's Journey on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Customer reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Aside from some of the slang, this story was well written.
Seems like there's a pattern in this author's life. Ironside had little response spiritually and none financially, so he sold a set of his books to a Baptist preacher to pay his hotel bill. The 40 cents a day allotted for food ran out. Harry grabbed his wife's hand and prayed, "O Lord, we claim this promise. We two agreed to ask for this forty cents. If we do not receive it, I shall never believe this verse again. After the service, discouraged, he was on his way to the hotel, when two men ran after him, asked him how he lived, was told he just trusted the Lord.
They put coins in his palm and left. He was going to return the coins when he found out they were Mormon elders, but they hurried off. He counted the coins — 40 cents. They could now go home to Oakland. In an unusual conversion happened as the family was traveling through northwestern Canada on a train.
A Franciscan priest joined Ironside and the conversation began. It was a marvelous conversion before it was all over that Ironside often related. A second son, John Schofield, was born on August 18, , and thereafter the mother, and firstborn who had traveled with him almost all the time, was confined to their home to rear the children.
He already was beginning to write: his first expository notes appeared in , Notes on Esther. His writings would make him one of the most prolific authors in the Christian field in the 20th century. Soon he was teaching at the Mount Hermon Bible Conference each summer. He continued to write; in came his Notes on Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther , in Lectures on Daniel the Prophet came out and in his famous book — Holiness, the False and the True.
His books were not being in much demand, and he needed some sort of headquarters for them. This went well until the depression [in] the late s. No vacations, always busy, even in sickness and weariness. In he began to accept meetings under the direction of the Moody Bible Institute.
This relationship deepened through the years. In his "free" months he was engaged by the Brethren assemblies or by other local congregations. In Dallas Theological Seminary asked him to come for seven months a year as a full-time faculty member, but it had to be turned down, although he was visiting lecturer from to A daughter, Lillian, was born to Edmund [Ironside's son] in , but because of the illness of the mother who died of tuberculosis not long afterwards, was adopted by the grandparents— the Harry Ironsides.
The father later remarried, served the Lord as Superintendent of the Southern Bible Institute, a school for colored people in Dallas. In December of Ironside held his third series of services at Moody Memorial Church, and after 11 months absence arrived home in Oakland on December 22nd to see his family. In two weeks he was gone again. On February 17th his diary states, "Then downtown for a conference with Thomas S. Smith and another elder of the Moody Church, relative to possibly being called to be the minister there.
He had already been approached in since the resignation of Dr. He finally agreed that if he got an unanimous call he would come for a one-year trial period.
On March 5, the call was unanimous. On March 8th he accepted. On March 16th he preached his first sermon there — his diary speaks:. At I preached on I Cor. Dinner with the Herrings At I spoke briefly to the C. Club in Torrey Hall, on "Life at Best. Five confessed Christ. He would wind up his affairs in Oakland in late August, and on December 31, Mrs.
Ironside and Lillian were finally able to join him. They took up their residence in the Plaza Hotel, right across from the Church.
There was hardly a Sunday that went by from that time on that did not have decisions or a capacity audience to hear Ironside. A pattern set that continued until he left the Church. Ironside would leave Chicago by train late Sunday night to minister in some other city, returning usually on Saturday morning for the Sunday services at Moody Church. In addition there was delinquent-turned assistant Mark Sanger Don Mitchell , who subsequently attends and graduates from law school night classes were mentioned from early on , joins the San Francisco Police Force himself in the sixth season, then marries late in the run of the series.
Commissioner Randall was played by Gene Lyons. After the program's fourth season, Anderson left for personal reasons and her character was then replaced by another young policewoman Fran Belding Elizabeth Baur , who filled much the same role for four more years. Ironside uses a fourth-floor room for living and office space in the old San Francisco Hall of Justice building, which housed the city's police headquarters. He recruits the angst-filled black ex-con Mark Sanger to be his personal assistant after Sanger is brought in as a suspect who wanted to kill Ironside.
This is replaced in the episode titled "Poole's Paradise" after the van is destroyed by Sergeant Brown as part of a way to trick a corrupt sheriff. At the end of the episode the patrol wagon is replaced by a one-off fully custom modified 1-ton Ford Econoline Window Van. The show became a success as Ironside depended on brains and initiative in handling cases. Although Ironside was good-hearted and honest, he often maintained a somewhat gruff persona.
The series enjoyed a seven and a half-season run on NBC, drawing respectable, if not always high, ratings. As the shortened eighth and final season began only 16 of 19 episodes produced were aired by NBC , Universal released a syndicated rerun package of episodes from earlier seasons under the title The Raymond Burr Show, reflecting the practice of that time to differentiate original network episodes from syndicated reruns whenever possible.
After NBC's mid-season cancellation, however, the syndicated episodes reverted to the Ironside title.
The show was filmed in a mixture of locations, sometimes in San Francisco but also with a large number of studio scenes including scenes with conversations in a moving vehicle, where a traffic backdrop is used.
The shows contained stock footage of San Francisco, with pan shots of Coit Tower or clips of traffic scenes. The Old Hall had already been demolished while Ironside was still in production. It had been abandoned in and demolished in late In December demolition finally began. It took five months with wrecking balls and bulldozers to raze the building.
The opening theme music was composed by Quincy Jones and was the first synthesizer-based television theme song. In , Jones recorded a fuller four-minute band version for the album Smackwater Jack. The entire album track can be heard in the fifth-season episode "Unreasonable Facsimile" as Ironside and team track a suspect on the streets of San Francisco.
The iconic theme music has since been sampled in numerous recordings and soundtracks to recent television commercials and shows. I'd like to read this book on Kindle Don't have a Kindle?
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