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Braggin Rights

Author : Kenna White
ISBN : 9781594939013
Genre : Fiction
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Taylor Fleming is a thirty-six year old Texas rancher who covets her independence enough to keep her life simple, no strings attached. As partner to her father’s vast cattle ranch, she has enough to keep her busy without taking on a serious relationship with any of the women who clamor for her attention. When a neighboring aging rancher fills the Fleming’s life with aggravation and vandalism, Taylor is forced to confront the old man’s estranged daughter, Jen Holland. But convincing Jen to intervene becomes another task entirely. After an accident leaves Taylor with imposed bed rest, her cowgirl independence is tested to the limit. Soon Jen is facing an ultimatum. To keep her father’s property from being sold on the courthouse steps, Jen must dust off her nursing skills and take on a job she could never have anticipated—being caregiver to the stubborn Taylor Fleming…
Category: Fiction

Braggin Rights

Author : Bill Cromartie
ISBN : PSU:000007994104
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Category: Sports & Recreation

Texas Braggin Rights

Author : Barry Shlachter
ISBN : 1892588013
Genre : Cooking
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We've scoured the state and brought back the winners in a back pocket-sized cookbook. From the State Fair of Texas to the Terlingua International Chili Championship, some of the Lone Star State's finest dishes are now explained. The best cobblers from Texas peach country, best homemade ice cream, most scruptious kolaches from Tex-Czech parts and the world's best chilis.
Category: Cooking

One Hundred Greatest Moments In St Louis Sports

Author : Bob Broeg
ISBN : 1883982316
Genre : History
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The 1904 Olympics, the man who created tennis's Davis Cup, a record-smashing seventy home runs in one season, a man named Stan, the first forward pass in football, and the richest collection of soccer talent in North America: Hall of Fame journalist Bob Broeg recounts these tales and others in The One Hundred Greatest Moments in St. Louis Sports. Originally scripted for KFNS radio as part of a series read by Bob Costas, Broeg's vignettes cover the people and events of fourteen different St. Louis sports. With his behind-the-scenes perspective, the author highlights legendary feats and the untold stories that surrounded them. Discover how the St. Louis Stars' "Cool Papa" Bell, the renowned speedster of the Negro Leagues, once scored from first base on a bunt; and how trainers stimulated Thomas J. Hicks, the winner of the marathon at the 1904 Olympics, with doses of strychnine, brandy, and egg whites during the race. Broeg's descriptive storytelling and anecdotal style are accompanied by lavish illustrations. In a 1993 article in U.S. News and World Report, Harrison Rainie wrote, "If there is a common language in socially atomized, economically stressful, morally wandering America, it revolves around sports." Athletics is a defining factor for a region's identity, and for St. Louis, it has always played a significant role in the city's economic and social life. Broeg describes not only the lure and legacy of these sports moments, but also how they contribute to a shared identity for the city.
Category: History

An Ethnography Of Football And Masculinities In Jamaica

Author : William Tantam
ISBN : 9781350056619
Genre : Social Science
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What can football among young men in Jamaica tell us about class, wealth, age, and concepts of masculinity? William Tantam presents an ethnographic study of the impact of football on men's lives in contemporary Jamaica. He illuminates how the football field relates to social and economic inequalities, and whether playing football in a mixed group has the effect of levelling the playing field between the more and less economically wealthy. Tantam presents insights into the life histories and football biographies of individuals, the relationship between wealth, education, and class, and explores how socioeconomic inequalities are embodied and enacted. With rich ethnographic detail, he analyses how the experience of watching international football matches and the English Premier League locates groups of spectators in relation to wider movements of capital. The book features case studies of individuals who play football in Jamaica, and penetrates an under-examined area in academic discussion of sport and masculinity. This will be a valuable addition to students of anthropology, sociology, football studies, cultural studies and gender studies.
Category: Social Science

Cowboy Bold

Author : Carolyn Brown
ISBN : 9781538744871
Genre : Fiction
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With her sassy humor and sexy cowboys, USA Today bestseller Carolyn Brown launches her new Longhorn Canyon series. One city girl, one die-hard rancher, and eight mischievous kids. What could go wrong?Every summer Cade Maguire looks forward to opening his Longhorn Canyon Ranch to underprivileged city kids. But this year, he's having no luck finding a counselor for the children -- until Retta Palmer walks through his door. Flat broke after selling everything she owns to pay her father's medical bills, Retta is thrilled to hear of an opening for a counselor position. She's not as thrilled about the ranching part, or the sexy cowboy with beautiful blue eyes who's her new boss. After being left at the altar two years before by his fiancée, Cade isn't sure he can take another heartbreak. And Retta isn't even sure she wants to stay. But the sparks between them are absolutely undeniable. And with a couple of lovable kids and two elderly folks playing matchmaker, Cade and Retta may find that the best way to heal is with each other. "Cowboy Bold is the start of an amazing new series by an author who really knows how to hook her readers with sexy cowboys, strong women, a bunch of humor, and a stellar story. ...Everything about this book is a roaring good time." -Harlequin Junkie, Top Pick
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Street Talk

Author : Randy Kearse
ISBN : 9780980097474
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Street Talk: Da Official Guide to Hip-Hop & Urban Slanguage is the most authentic slang language lexicon that interprets the hip-hop and urban slang dialect. Over 10,000+ enteries, you will find the word, term or metaphor followed by information from it's origin to contextual examples. Randy "Mo Betta" Kearse proves that he has his finger on hip-hop urban street culture with the Street Talk's 700+ pages, 10,000+ entries. This unique dictionary simplifies the complex hip-hop slang vernacular. What makes this dictionary so unique is, though gritty, it doesn't have entries that disrespect woman by referring to them as &itches nor does it have entries that include the N-word. Randy Kearse should be comended for the job he has done. Street Talk documents the intricate way that people communicate throughtout the hip-hop and urban culture. Street Talk should be called Webster's cool cousin.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Foundations Of Texan Philanthropy

Author : Mary L. Kelley
ISBN : 1585443271
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Lone Star State has produced not only revolutionary heroes and cowboy legends, but also larger-than-life promoters of philanthropic activity. The Foundations of Texan Philanthropy, the first systematic study of the origins of foundation philanthropy in early twentieth-century Texas, chronicles the fortunes, motivations, and benefactions of affluent Texans who pioneered organized giving for the public good. In the three decades following the creation of the George W. Brackenridge Foundation in 1920, donors established approximately 180 private, philanthropic institutions. These charitable-minded organizations funded medical research, established educational scholarships, and supported community projects. In addition to the Brackenridge Foundation, this book features George B. Dealey and the Dallas Foundation, Jesse Jones and the Houston Endowment, Miss Ima and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, the Amon G. Carter Foundation, and the Conference of Southwest Foundations, which united the many foundations in the region. The Foundations of Texan Philanthropy balances personal and family stories with the missions and financial operations of the foundations they established. The
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Everything I Know About God I Learned From Football

Author : Eric Chaffin
ISBN : 9781606046210
Genre : Religion
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Are you ready for the Gospel according to Lombardi? That's what Everything I Know About God I Learned From Football is. It is a playbook for life that illustrates principles for victory in terms football fanatics relate to, terms like blitz, blocking, rivalry, and game plan. Author Eric Chaffin draws the reader deeply into the scriptures by using compelling examples from the world of football, inviting you to 'go deep' with the ultimate coach: God. Eric Chaffin is the Pastor of Broadview Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas, the Founder of 3:14 Ministries, Inc., an arena football chaplain, and he is author of Finish Strong: Tackling Life Head On.
Category: Religion

One For The Ages

Author : News-Gazette
ISBN : 1596701323
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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During the most historic and record-setting year in Illinois basketball history, the Illini captured the hearts of fans everywhere. The first title to be available on the market following the Illini's nearly perfect season and run to the Final Four, thisbook is full of full-color photos from Champaign-Urbana's News-gazette, taking readers through the regular and post-seasons. The book includes statistics and game recaps for the most significant games as well as complete coverage of the Big Ten Tournament, the NCAA Tournament, and the Final Four. Player profiles featuring the Illini starting five and key bench contributors are also included.
Category: Biography & Autobiography