Author: Philip Yarrow
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Squash: Steps to Success will teach you the skills and strategies you need in order to play and win. Included are 13 progressive instructional steps, so you'll learn all aspects of the game. Also, as part of the best-selling Steps to Success Sport Series with over 1.5 million copies sold, you'll follow a guaranteed track record of success.
Author: Michael Azerrad
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Release Date: 2013-01-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Nirvana came out of nowhere in 1991 to sell nearly five million copies of their landmark album Nevermind, whose thunderous sound and indelible melodies embodied all the confusion, frustration, and passion of the emerging Generation X. Come As You Are is the close-up, intimate story of Nirvana -- the only book with exclusive in-depth interviews with bandmembers Kurt Cobain, Krist Noveselic, and Dave Grohl, as well as friends, relatives, former bandmembers, and associates -- now updated to include a new final chapter detailing the last year of Kurt Cobain's life, before his tragic suicide in April 1994.
In 1920, the University of Texas Longhorns ate their mascot at a postseason banquet. In 1940, Turk Edwards of the Washington Redskins suffered a career-ending knee injury during the pre-game coin toss. In 1969, Clive Rush was nearly electrocuted while being introduced as the new coach of the Boston Patriots. During the 1893 Army-Navy game, a general punched a heckling admiral and challenged him to a duel, which resulted in President Grover Cleveland suspending the game for six years. "Football's Most Wanted(TM)" features the worst players, the most inept teams, the strangest plays, the most bizarre nicknames, the most fantastic finishes, the dirtiest players, the oddest injures, the greatest upsets, and the most boneheaded calls in both professional and college football. Many of these 700 anecdotes, arranged in 70 top-ten lists, are published here for the first time. "Football's Most Wanted(TM)" features the worst players, the most inept teams, the strangest plays, the most bizarre nicknames, the most fantastic finishes, the dirtiest players, the oddest injures, the greatest upsets, and the most boneheaded calls in both professional and college football. Many of these 700 anecdotes, arranged in 70 top-ten lists, are published here for the first time.
Author: Matthew Leach
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2011-11-21
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Dating back to the Gas House Gang of the 1930s and up to the club’s most recent World Championship in 2006, being a Cardinal has meant a style of play, a level of dedication, and a pride in being a member of a special group. This newly updated edition of Game of My Life St. Louis Cardinals exhibits not always the best game of someone’s career, but rather, the moment that stands out the most.
Author: Adam J. Pollack
Release Date: 2006-09-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
""Detailed"--Press-Citizen (Iowa City). From his first match in the late 1870s through his final fight in 1905, this biography contains a thoroughly researched, detailed accounting of John L. Sullivan's boxing career. With special attention to the 1880s it follows Sullivan's skill development and discusses his opponents in detail, providing various viewpoints of a single event"--Provided by publisher.
Author: T. J. Lewis
Publisher: Tim Lewis
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
The tale of a man who made a lifetime contribution to the all American game. How he touched the lives of thousands of young men and friends in their words and memories from high school baseball through the major leagues.The Biography of my dad, Joe "Skippy" Lewis. Interviews with Johnny Pesky, Alan Trammell, Mark "The Bird" Fidrych and More!!!!
Author: H. W. Crocker, III
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Release Date: 2008-10-21
Think you know the Civil War? You don't know the full story until you read The Politically Incorrect GuideTM to the Civil War Bestselling author and former Conservative Book Club editor H. W. Crocker III offers a quick and lively study of America's own Iliad--the Civil War--in this provocative and entertaining addition to The Politically Incorrect GuideTM series. In The Politically Incorrect GuideTM to the Civil War Crocker profiles eminent--and colorful--military generals including the noble Lee, the controversial Sherman, the indefatigable Grant, the legendary Stonewall Jackson, and the notorious Nathan Bedford Forrest. He also includes thought-provoking chapters such as "The Civil War in Sixteen Battles You Should Know" and the most devastatingly politically incorrect chapter of all, "What If the South Had Won?" Along the way, he reveals a huge number of little-known truths, including why Robert E. Lee had a higher regard for African Americans than Lincoln did; how, if there had been no Civil War, the South would have abolished slavery peaceably (as every other country in the Western Hemisphere did in the nineteenth century); and how the Confederate States of America might have helped the Allies win World War I sooner. Bet your history professor never told you: * Leading Northern generals--like McClellan and Sherman--hated abolitionists * Bombing people "back to the Stone Age" got its start with the Federal siege of Vicksburg * General Sherman professed not to know which was "the greater evil": slavery or democracy * Stonewall Jackson founded a Sunday school for slaves where he taught them how to read * General James Longstreet fought the Battle of Sharpsburg in his carpet slippers This is the Politically Incorrect GuideTM that every Civil War buff and Southern partisan--and everyone who is tired of liberal self-hatred that vilifies America's greatest heroes--must have on his bookshelf.
Die Liebe kann dich heilen ... aber auch zerstören. Seit einem Sportunfall ist Corey Callahan auf den Rollstuhl angewiesen, doch ihren Platz am renommierten Harkness College will sie auf keinen Fall aufgeben! Gleich an ihrem ersten Tag trifft sie auf Adam Hartley, der sich beim Eishockey das Bein gebrochen hat und deshalb im behindertengerechten Wohnheim einquartiert wurde - im Zimmer direkt gegenüber. Corey weiß augenblicklich, dass sie das in Schwierigkeiten bringen wird: Adam ist gutaussehend, lustig und schlau. Aber er hat eine Freundin. Und auch wenn Corey sich von niemandem besser verstanden fühlt als von Adam und sie sich sicher ist, dass es ihm genauso geht - für sie beide gibt es keine Chance ... "Ich liebe dieses Buch so sehr!" (Colleen Hoover)
Author: Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2008-12-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Can the future ever erase the past? Rose has a Cross mother and a nought father in a society where the pale-skinned noughts are treated as inferiors and those with dual heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted prejudices. Sephy, her mother, has told Rose virtually nothing about her father, but as Rose grows into a young adult, she unexpectedly discovers the truth about her parentage and becomes determined to find out more. But her father's family has a complicated history - one tied up with the fight for equality for the nought population. And as Rose takes her first steps away from Sephy and into this world, she finds herself drawn inexorably into more and more danger. Suddenly it's a game of very high stakes that can only have one winner . . . The powerful third story in the Noughts & Crosses sequence.
Author: Mark Rucker
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release Date: 2005
New York City was the original hotbed of baseball, so it is not surprising that fans in the five boroughs are very knowledgeable about the game. It did not take long after baseball was established in the city in the late 1850s for heavy hitters to rise in popularity. New York has continued to set the standard. When thinking about hitting, or better yet, smashing or crushing a baseball, the first team to come to mind is always the New York Yankees. Slugging was actually invented by the Yanks and was most prominently demonstrated by Babe Ruth. When Lou Gehrig joined the team in 1923, a one-two punch was established that set a standard seldom equaled in major-league history. Meanwhile, across the East River, the Giants manufactured lots of hitting, and the New York Nationals rattled the walls in the Polo Grounds. This book is a pictorial story of the sluggers that made history in New York, in both the American and National Leagues.
Author: Drew and Jason Rosenhaus
Release Date: 2008-09-02
Genre: Business & Economics
Winning business principles from an NFL super agent?now in paperback. Building the most dominant sports agency in professional football?with over one billion dollars in player contracts since 2003?Drew Rosenhaus has made a name for himself in the game?by winning. With more active-player clients than any other agent in the National Football League, Drew and his brother Jason sit at the top of an impressive field. Now these two superstars take readers inside the NFL to deliver the secrets behind their business success. Next Question is the playbook for entrepreneurs and others who want to get to the top of their profession?whether they are just starting out or taking their business to the next level. Addressing negotiating skills, deal-making, image control, and much more, this behind-the-scenes strategy guide combines spot-on instruction with anecdotal examples that will get business people fired up to apply the Rosenhaus rules for success?and achieve their professional goals.
Author: Maurice Procter
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2013-03-14
'The door was open. McCool stood in the doorway and switched on the light. He gazed at an open safe, and then he turned his head slightly to observe a heap of stained brown gabardine which lay on the floor. It was an untidy sight, even though the legs and feet which protruded from it were expensively trousered and immaculately shod.' Chief Inspector McCool has two murder cases on his hands - and one of the victims is his ex-fiancee, found dead after a reunion with him.