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Bury Me In My Jersey

Author : Tom McAllister
ISBN : 0345522001
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Born and raised in Eagles country, Tom McAllister learns from his father and brother the rules of being a football fan. Spending Sundays in the infamous 700 level of Veterans Stadium, or sitting in front of the TV with his father in a nearby recliner, Tom sees both the ugly and beautiful sides of Philadelphia football. Like all true Philadelphians, he connects with the players. From icons Chuck Bednarik and Steve Van Buren to modern-day greats Randall Cunningham, Donovan McNabb, and Brian Dawkins and controversial stars such as Terrell Owens, the Eagles players become a part of McAllister’s life. Watching them every Sunday, he tries to develop his own identity as a fan. Torn between his father’s calm and levelheaded fandom and the rowdy, profane, and violent crowds of Philadelphia legend, Tom struggles to achieve balance. As a rabid Eagles fan, Tom McAllister experiences plenty of defeats and disappointments, but his biggest challenge is coping with the premature loss of his father to cancer. In Bury Me in My Jersey, McAllister explores the connection between his dedication to the Eagles and the death of his father. He details the intense bonds—between fathers and sons, among friends, and even between a city and its football team—and chronicles the joys and sorrows, victories and failures, of a lifetime of sports obsession. Any fan can relate: Tom drinks to excess, spends countless hours every week posting to an online Eagles message board, and spies on players in the fruit aisle of the supermarket. Without the example of his father to guide him, Tom often finds himself stumbling off track. But it is his girlfriend and eventual wife, LauraBeth, who keeps him grounded as he matures into adulthood. A touching, funny, beautifully crafted memoir, Bury Me in My Jersey is not only a marvelous tribute to a father, a way of life, and a team and its devoted followers but also a love letter to the city of Philadelphia. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Cultures Of Democracy

Author : Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar
ISBN : 082236672X
Genre : Political Science
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This special issue of Public Culture draws on work in anthropology, political theory, and postcolonial studies to propose that democratic strategies and practices in differing countries are affected by their cultures, histories and their reception or resi
Category: Political Science

Documents Relating To The Colonial History Of The State Of New Jersey Calendar Of New Jersey Wills Volume Xii 1810 1813

Author : Elmer T. Hutchinson
ISBN : 9781585497898
Genre : History
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The abstracts of wills were made from the originals in the office of the Secretary of the State, and where they are recorded a reference to the book of record is given. The wills are arranged in alphabetical order by the testators or intestates names. Thi
Category: History

Documents Relating To The Colonial History Of The State Of New Jersey Calendar Of New Jersey Wills Volume Vi 1781 1785

Author : Elmer T. Hutchinson
ISBN : 9781585497836
Genre : History
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The abstracts of wills were made from the originals in the office of the Secretary of the State, and where they are recorded a reference to the book of record is given. The wills are arranged in alphabetical order by the testators or intestates names. Thi
Category: History

Sports Illustrated Great Football Writing

Author : Editors of Sports Illustrated
ISBN : 9781603204606
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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For more than 50 years, Sports Illustrated has been the gold standard of sports writing, and during that time, football—once a popular college pastime but only a rag-tag professional game—has moved to center stage, taking its unquestioned place as America’s most popular sport. This book brings together dozens of football classics from the pages of SI, featuring the work of such esteemed writers as John O’Hara and Jack Kerouac, Dan Jenkins and George Plimpton, Don DeLillo and John Undrwood and John Ed Bradley. And, of course, the collection includes many of the longtime favorites of SI readers: Frank Deford and Rick Reilly, Steve Rushin and Gary Smith, Peter King and Rick Telander and the inimitable Dr. Z, Paul Zimmerman. Covering more than half a century of the game at every level from high school to the Super Bowl, this volume will be indispensable reading for serious football fans.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Color Of Water

Author : James McBride
ISBN : 1440636109
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, Five-Carat Soul, and Kill 'Em and Leave, a James Brown biography. The incredible modern classic that Oprah.com calls one of the best memoirs of a generation and launched James McBride’s literary career. Over two years on The New York Times bestseller list Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician, and son, explores his mother's past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful debut, The Color Of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother. The son of a black minister and a woman who would not admit she was white, James McBride grew up in "orchestrated chaos" with his eleven siblings in the poor, all-black projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn. "Mommy," a fiercely protective woman with "dark eyes full of pep and fire," herded her brood to Manhattan's free cultural events, sent them off on buses to the best (and mainly Jewish) schools, demanded good grades, and commanded respect. As a young man, McBride saw his mother as a source of embarrassment, worry, and confusion—and reached thirty before he began to discover the truth about her early life and long-buried pain. In The Color of Water, McBride retraces his mother's footsteps and, through her searing and spirited voice, recreates her remarkable story. The daughter of a failed itinerant Orthodox rabbi, she was born Rachel Shilsky (actually Ruchel Dwara Zylska) in Poland on April 1, 1921. Fleeing pogroms, her family emigrated to America and ultimately settled in Suffolk, Virginia, a small town where anti-Semitism and racial tensions ran high. With candor and immediacy, Ruth describes her parents' loveless marriage; her fragile, handicapped mother; her cruel, sexually-abusive father; and the rest of the family and life she abandoned. At seventeen, after fleeing Virginia and settling in New York City, Ruth married a black minister and founded the all- black New Brown Memorial Baptist Church in her Red Hook living room. "God is the color of water," Ruth McBride taught her children, firmly convinced that life's blessings and life's values transcend race. Twice widowed, and continually confronting overwhelming adversity and racism, Ruth's determination, drive and discipline saw her dozen children through college—and most through graduate school. At age 65, she herself received a degree in social work from Temple University. Interspersed throughout his mother's compelling narrative, McBride shares candid recollections of his own experiences as a mixed-race child of poverty, his flirtations with drugs and violence, and his eventual self- realization and professional success. The Color of Water touches readers of all colors as a vivid portrait of growing up, a haunting meditation on race and identity, and a lyrical valentine to a mother from her son.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Poems That Changed Me And Remind Me That We Are Creatures Of The Creator

Author : Bee Jay Caldwell
ISBN : 9781481728065
Genre : Poetry
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This a book o poems about my true life experiences. Some may seem fictional, but each one is true. Some have said to me that I have an odd, strange and peculiar side to me. My suggestion is to buy this book if you believe in the spirit of the ancestors and that there is more to life than what you feel, hear and see.
Category: Poetry

Kaapse Bibliotekaris

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ISBN : UOM:39015036902834
Genre : Libraries
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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957- (also published separately)
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Behold Faith And Other Stories

Author : Tom Noyes
ISBN : 0802313388
Genre : Fiction
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"Dominated by macabre wit and startling confessions of frailty and delusion."-New York Times. "Noyes distills to a startling, lyrical essence the lot of plain folks. The tragic and the heroic on the scale of the everyday, with characters so human tha
Category: Fiction