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Offside By A Mile Confessions Of A Hockey Mom

Author : Astra Groskaufmanis
ISBN : 1460262905
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When four-year-old Conner starts pleading for hockey skates, his mother's dreamy fantasies of apres ski's toasty fires, charming chalets, and chilled chardonnay rapidly evaporate. Soon, Astra reluctantly raises the white flag to the culture of hockey, and life becomes a whirlwind of early morning alarms, minivans stuffed with massive amounts of goalie equipment, ice-cold arenas, and appalling nutrition. Offside by a Mile - Confessions of a Hockey Mom, chronicles the frantic and frequently hilarious challenges of one family's fourteen-year odyssey into the world of minor hockey. The universal challenges, joys, and sorrows of supporting childhood passions at the cost of home-decorating ambitions, healthy diet avowals, personal time, gobs of money, full-nights' sleep, or any sort of downtime or personal freedom will be recognizable to parents everywhere. But with its wickedly frank and funny perspectives, Offside by a Mile offers a bubbly and refreshing tonic for it all."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Offside By A Mile

Author : Astra Groskaufmanis
ISBN : 9781460262924
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When four-year-old Conner starts pleading for hockey skates, his mother’s dreamy fantasies of après ski’s toasty fires, charming chalets, and chilled chardonnay rapidly evaporate. Soon, Astra reluctantly raises the white flag to the culture of hockey, and life becomes a whirlwind of early morning alarms, minivans stuffed with massive amounts of goalie equipment, ice-cold arenas, and appalling nutrition. Offside by a Mile – Confessions of a Hockey Mom, chronicles the frantic and frequently hilarious challenges of one family’s fourteen-year odyssey into the world of minor hockey. The universal challenges, joys, and sorrows of supporting childhood passions at the cost of home-decorating ambitions, healthy diet avowals, personal time, gobs of money, full-nights’ sleep, or any sort of downtime or personal freedom will be recognizable to parents everywhere. But with its wickedly frank and funny perspectives, Offside by a Mile offers a bubbly and refreshing tonic for it all.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Offside

Author : Andrei S. Markovits
ISBN : 1400824184
Genre : Social Science
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Soccer is the world's favorite pastime, a passion for billions around the globe. In the United States, however, the sport is a distant also-ran behind football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. Why is America an exception? And why, despite America's leading role in popular culture, does most of the world ignore American sports in return? Offside is the first book to explain these peculiarities, taking us on a thoughtful and engaging tour of America's sports culture and connecting it with other fundamental American exceptionalisms. In so doing, it offers a comparative analysis of sports cultures in the industrial societies of North America and Europe. The authors argue that when sports culture developed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, nativism and nationalism were shaping a distinctly American self-image that clashed with the non-American sport of soccer. Baseball and football crowded out the game. Then poor leadership, among other factors, prevented soccer from competing with basketball and hockey as they grew. By the 1920s, the United States was contentedly isolated from what was fast becoming an international obsession. The book compares soccer's American history to that of the major sports that did catch on. It covers recent developments, including the hoopla surrounding the 1994 soccer World Cup in America, the creation of yet another professional soccer league, and American women's global preeminence in the sport. It concludes by considering the impact of soccer's growing popularity as a recreation, and what the future of sports culture in the country might say about U.S. exceptionalism in general.
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The Man Offside

Author : A.W. Gray
ISBN : 9781482101782
Genre : Fiction
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Rick Bannion. A man on the long slide to nowhere, a former Dallas Cowboys hero turned parolee chasing after bail-jumpers. The only things left over from his glory days are his Corvette and his love for the wife of his former teammate, Jack Brendy. So when Jack gets busted by the Feds for smuggling cocaine, and his pretty wife promises Rick $5,000 to keep the government’s sleazy informant out of court, he’s only too happy to comply. But the game turns sour when Jack is gunned down cold, and Rick finds himself the D.A.’s top draft pick for murder. Out of luck and on the lam in the underbelly of Dallas, he’s about to learn some offensive moves he never practiced with the Cowboys—moves he needs just to stay alive...
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20 Years Of British Motorways

Author : Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)
ISBN : UOM:39015015458170
Genre : Travel
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Trrl Laboratory Report

Author : Transport and Road Research Laboratory
ISBN : UOM:39015013043537
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Road Research

Author : Great Britain. Road Research Board
ISBN : UOM:39015021043644
Genre : Highway research
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The 100 Mile Diet

Author : Alisa Smith
ISBN : 9780307371171
Genre : Social Science
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The remarkable, amusing and inspiring adventures of a Canadian couple who make a year-long attempt to eat foods grown and produced within a 100-mile radius of their apartment. When Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon learned that the average ingredient in a North American meal travels 1,500 miles from farm to plate, they decided to launch a simple experiment to reconnect with the people and places that produced what they ate. For one year, they would only consume food that came from within a 100-mile radius of their Vancouver apartment. The 100-Mile Diet was born. The couple’s discoveries sometimes shook their resolve. It would be a year without sugar, Cheerios, olive oil, rice, Pizza Pops, beer, and much, much more. Yet local eating has turned out to be a life lesson in pleasures that are always close at hand. They met the revolutionary farmers and modern-day hunter-gatherers who are changing the way we think about food. They got personal with issues ranging from global economics to biodiversity. They called on the wisdom of grandmothers, and immersed themselves in the seasons. They discovered a host of new flavours, from gooseberry wine to sunchokes to turnip sandwiches, foods that they never would have guessed were on their doorstep. The 100-Mile Diet struck a deeper chord than anyone could have predicted, attracting media and grassroots interest that spanned the globe. The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating tells the full story, from the insights to the kitchen disasters, as the authors transform from megamart shoppers to self-sufficient urban pioneers. The 100-Mile Diet is a pathway home for anybody, anywhere. Call me naive, but I never knew that flour would be struck from our 100-Mile Diet. Wheat products are just so ubiquitous, “the staff of life,” that I had hazily imagined the stuff must be grown everywhere. But of course: I had never seen a field of wheat anywhere close to Vancouver, and my mental images of late-afternoon light falling on golden fields of grain were all from my childhood on the Canadian prairies. What I was able to find was Anita’s Organic Grain & Flour Mill, about 60 miles up the Fraser River valley. I called, and learned that Anita’s nearest grain suppliers were at least 800 miles away by road. She sounded sorry for me. Would it be a year until I tasted a pie? —From The 100-Mile Diet From the Hardcover edition.
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Offside

Author : Ali Parker
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Genre : Fiction
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From Best Selling Author, Ali Parker Jacob Wright is president of the largest fraternity on campus, and he’s known as a lady killer, and a bit of a slut. He wears his badges proud and never leaves anyone with the pretense that he’s something he’s not. Having to balance working at his father’s restaurant with school and soccer has become almost impossible, but there’s a new reason for wanting to show up – Emily. Emily Campbell has heard all about Jacob Wright and his unruly ways. There’s not too many girls on campus that don’t wish for a night in his bed, but Emily can’t imagine why. He’s impossibly sexy, but that only goes so far. After taking a job at the local pizza parlor on campus, she realizes that she’s going to get a large dose of the frat boy and his wild ways. Jacob might think that Emily is willing to play his game, but she’s going to throw out a flag and call it like she sees it – Offside. 18+ Explicit sexual content, possible foul language and violence. **HEA - these novels are all within the Pro-U series, but are about different couples at the university and should stand-alone. soccer, college sports, sorority, fraternity, coming of age, lust, pizza parlor, tension
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