This intimate glimpse into the passionate personality of a World Wrestling Federation champion is updated with a bonus chapter summarizing the past 15 months--from Foley's experience as a bestselling author to his parting thoughts before his final match.
A three-time WWE champion shares first-person testimony about competing in the ring, in a personal account that describes one of his most important and challenging matches, his training methods, and some of his more dangerous wrestling stunts. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Scooter Riley–named after Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto–is just a regular kid growing up in the Bronx, right near Yankee Stadium, in 1969. His father, Patrick Riley, is a New York City cop. His grandfather, a fireman for thirty years, is a man who firmly believes that all of life’s great lessons are explained in baseball lore. In the wake of the assassinations of Dr. King and Bobby Kennedy, as the neighborhood changes around him, Scooter is forced to see that life, like baseball, is a game in which a few extraordinary moments–moments of either courage or cowardice–will define the man he becomes.
Author : Mark Kriegel
ISBN : 9780743286367
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 68.27 MB
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The FOXSports columnist and author of Pistol presents the story of the 1980s champion fighter, describing how he fulfilled a promise to his war-injured father and rose to the status of a national hero before a fateful match against a doomed Korean challenger that ruined his image and ended his career.
In the aftermath of the epic war amongst the current WWE Superstars and WWE Legends, most of the WWE Universe has returned to normal. But an eclectic group including Shawn Michaels, Dolph Ziggler, the British Bulldog, Roman Reigns, and Bruno Sammartino have been left behind to face the dangers of a desolated Battleground. Michaels and Reigns must unite their team if all are to survive their deadly situation and uncover a way off the planet. But Bray Wyatt has plans of his own and has recruited the likes of Brock Lesnar, Larry Zbysko, Cesaro, and Greg "The Hammer" Valentine to his insane cause – one that calls for the elimination of anyone who won't swear allegiance to his ways.
Bear and Mouse are looking for luck. Four-leaf clover luck. Will they find it? Monkey says there?s no such thing. Turtle thinks it?ll take too long. And Groundhog wonders if they?ll be unlucky if they can?t find one! Suddenly Bear isn?t sure if he should keep looking or give up . . . until Mouse sees something unusual. ?Does it have four leaves?? asks Bear. ?No . . .? says Mouse. Maybe Bear and Mouse?s luck has changed. But which way? Greg Foley gives us another wonderful, heartwarming surprise with Good Luck Bear.
Author : Pat McNeill
ISBN : 9780595224043
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 49.70 MB
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Pro wrestling is big business in North America, as millions of fans tune in every week on cable and network television. But in 2001, the business took a turn for the worse, and two of the three major wrestling promotions went out of business.Critically acclaimed wrestling columnist Pat McNeill of Pro Wrestling Torch was there for all the great (and not-so-great) wrestling moments of the year. This collection of McNeill's best work is pithy, insightful, tragic and comic. And that's not a bad thing, that's a good thing.
Author : Lislie Rose
ISBN : 9781612512099
Genre : History
File Size : 72.30 MB
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The American fleet aircraft carrier Hornet is widely acknowledged for the contributions she made to the war effort. The Doolittle Raid, launched from the Hornet's deck, inaugurated America's Pacific counteroffensive and transformed the aircraft carrier into one of the world's prime strategic weapon systems. She was one of three carriers to participate in the victory at Midway and the fighting around Guadalcanal. Through the experiences of this key warship and the eyes of her crew and the aviators who flew from her deck, Lisle Rose recreates the first desperate year of the war in the Pacific. He tells how the Hornet was molded into a deadly weapon of war, how the ship was fought and ultimately lost, and what it was like to live aboard her at a time when the fate of the United States depended on the Navy's tiny carrier fleet. In chronicling the carrier's operational history, the author contends that the fate of the Hornet's air group at Midway remains one of the great controversies in modern naval history and that the ship's importance in helping to keep the Japanese juggernaut at bay during the most critical period of the Pacific war is incontestable. His arguments ring true today as the controversy continues. Rose succeeds both in letting the reader see things the way the men of the Hornet did and in placing their experiences in a broad historical context.
Antietam (Andy) Brown - named for the great-great-grandfather who died on that Civil War battleground - was ten years old when he killed his abusive foster father. Now, after seven years in reform school, he is free to make a new start. But he is immediately thrust into the violent and debased life of his real father (known as Tietam) - an oddly charismatic man who seems addicted to bodybuilding, beer-swilling and 'bareback riding'. Swimming through a morass of crudity and violence, Andy is stunned to find himself pursued by the high school homecoming queen - a born-again Christian. Obsessed with the idea of offering his girlfriend a pure love and driven to find out whether he's descended from a monster or a hero, Andy searches for the truth in the dangerous currents of his father's past and present.