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I Had A Ball

Author : Michael Z. Stern
ISBN : 9781450287296
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Knowing how much Mom liked Michael Stern, I knew his book would be honestand it is. I HAD A BALL is full of stories no one but Michael would know. His friendship with Mom is evident on every page. A good read. Thank you Michael. DESI ARNAZ JR . Michaels memories are my memories, only clearer. What a talent for details! It was very moving for me to relive so much of our lives through Michaels eyes. Very entertaining. Charming. And, more importantly, true. As Mom wrote on one of her photos to him, Happy Thoughts. LUCIE ARNAZ In 1971, ten-year-old Michael Stern thought he had died and gone to heaven as he watched a filming of Heres Lucy. He was enthralled with a redhead gifted with beauty, stage presence, and the ability to make others laugh. Over the next few years, he would attend several more filmings, meet Lucy, and eventually become (in Lucys own words) her number-one fan. In his memoir, Michael Stern offers a refreshing glimpse into the life of a natural comedienne and actress as he provides a fascinating narrative on what it was like to become first a fan and then a friend with one of the biggest television personalities of all time. Known to fans simply as Lucy, she entertained millions of people across the world with shows like I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, and Heres Lucy. But to Michael, who was eventually allowed access into her private world, she was a fascinating woman with whom he would share many unforgettable adventures. I Had a Ball is a unique tribute to Lucys legacy, her spirit, her talent, and her enthusiasm for lifesure to entertain Lucy fans, television aficionados, and comedy lovers around the world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ball Other Funny Stories About Cancer

Author : Brian Lobel
ISBN : 9781849433266
Genre : Drama
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Unexpected, quirky and provocative, BALL & Other Funny Stories About Cancer is a unique collection of performances about illness and the changing body over time. Documenting a trilogy of Brian Lobel’s monologue performances from 2001-2011, this collection challenges the inspirational stories of survivors and martyrs that have come before, infusing the ‘cancer story’ with an urgency and humour which is sometimes inappropriate, often salacious and always, above all else, honest and open. Published together for the first time, this collection of performances goes beyond the chemotherapy to include reflections on politics, sexuality and gender, providing cancer – and cancer narratives – with a much-deserved kick in the ball(s).
Category: Drama

Report Bull Run Ball S Bluff

Author : United States. Congress. Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War
ISBN : PRNC:32101075682839
Genre : Ball's Bluff, Battle of, Va., 1861
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The Colors Of Our Hope

Author : Valerie Rorie Bailey
ISBN : 9781469117140
Genre : Fiction
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THE COLORS OF OUR HOPE is a patriotic novel about an adolescent boy whose military father has been called to serve his country in active duty during a time of war overseas. This story chronicles a year in the life of a boy and his mother through the usage of a journal given to him as a gift by his father prior to his leaving. It is a timeless coming of age story where boyhood transitions to manhood as 13 year-old Geoffrey learns to tackle such issues of life as relationships, girlfriends, life difficulties, and puberty while holding on to faith and his hope that his father will soon return. This story encompasses the central themes of military families, relationships, puberty, faith, overcoming life difficulties, hope, death, maturity, patriotism, and national pride. This book is designed to increase empathy and awareness of military families and the sacrifice that the entire family makes when their loved one serves in the military. This book has 42 typed pages and 12,218 words. It includes 10 chapters, a last journal entry and an epilogue.
Category: Fiction

The Dragon Girl The Beginning

Author : Steven Wood
ISBN : 9781469119564
Genre : Fiction
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This is a story about a teenage girl that moves to a new town after leaving her old one where she was well known, but not knowing the danger that lurked in the future. She has a strange dream which becomes true where she meets someone that is to help her along the way, while also going to school too. She has to go through the school year making new friends and taking the team to the top while defending and learning this new power that she receives from the new person. But the person she meets is not what u think but a dragon like human that is here to keep the world safe from any harm, they have become part of life and blending in with humans. This teenage girl name is Crystal and she has to become one of these things and take out the ones that want to do harm to the humans, and she will learn more things as she continues on her journey through high school and even into college. She has to change her present in order to save the future from total destruction of the evil that is to come, and meet new dragons and old ones along the way to help her out. Will she succeed in doing so and save the world or will she fail, you will have to find out in the next books to come.
Category: Fiction

Attacking Soccer

Author : Miller, Jay
ISBN : 9781450422406
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The sport’s top coaches, including Anson Dorrance, Ken Lolla, Bobby Clark, and Tony DiCicco, share high-powered offensive tactics for intermediate to advanced players. Through drills, diagrams, and personal insights, these experts cover all facets attacking game play, including individual skills, shooting, finishing advice, and team possession strategies.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Life S A Ball

Author : David Mitchell
ISBN : 9781496980793
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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‘Life’s A Ball’ charts the ups and downs of a football experience that has rarely been dull! Ian Liversedge’s story comes from the very heart of the game – the manager’s office, the dug-out, the boot room and the treatment table. Ian describes his relationships with managers and players at every level from non-league to international as well as the changing role of a physiotherapist in a sport that has become ever-more intense. There are many anecdotes about a lifestyle away from the football pitch that Ian found both attractive and magnetic. He has blazed a trail and the book deals honestly with his shortcomings, including encounters with the police and the adverse effect on his family life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mexico From Independence To Revolution 1810 1910

Author : William Dirk Raat
ISBN : 0803289049
Genre : History
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The first classroom reader devoted exclusively to nineteeth-century Mexican history, this volume brings together twenty-six essays and primary documents treating Mexico's Age of Caudillos. The readings—many by Mexican politicians, historians, and commentators and available here in English for the first time—are organized into four groups representing major eras in the early national development of Mexico: Independence, the age of Santa Anna, La Reforma and the French Intervention, and the Porfiriato. The selections range from autobiography to political and economic history, from the history of ideas to philosophy and social history. The interpretive essays represent both traditional and revisionist views, while the primary materials comprise both political documents and contemporary personal accounts.
Category: History

Sloppy Seconds

Author : Tucker Max
ISBN : 9781619610019
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Tucker Max's books-I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, Assholes Finish First, and Hilarity Ensues-are a uniquely engaging trilogy composed of his best, craziest stories. They've sold millions of copies to fans all over the world. Their success has meant his success. As a thank you to those who have loved the stories and supported him for so long, Tucker has gone back through his massive archive of material one last time, culled out what you might call the "best of the rest," and arranged it here, in Sloppy Seconds, like a book version of Deleted Scenes. Unlike most deleted scenes, however, these don't suck. So enjoy.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Can I Keep My Jersey

Author : Paul Shirley
ISBN : 9781588366085
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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He’s been called a journeyman. Even Paul wouldn’t dispute that classification. Regardless, Bill Simmons, ESPN’s “The Sports Guy,” has said of Paul Shirley, “We could finally have an answer to the question ‘What would it be like if one of our friends was an NBA player?” There’s no denying that Paul Shirley is the closest thing pro basketball’s got to Odysseus. In Homeric fashion, he has logged time practically everywhere in the roundball universe, from six NBA cities to pro leagues in Spain and Greece to North America’s pro ball Siberia, the minor leagues. Hell, he’s even played in the real Siberia. And in Can I Keep My Jersey?, Shirley finally puts down roots long enough to deliver one of the great locker-room chronicles of the modern age. With sharp elbows and an even sharper wit, Shirley–whose writings have been described as “wildly entertaining” by The Wall Street Journal–drops hilarious commentary, revealing which teams have the best cheerleaders (he’s spent many a time-out watching them ply their trade), why Christ is rapidly becoming every team’s “sixth man,” and even the best ways to get bloodstains out of your game uniform, using only an ordinary bar of soap and a hotel bathroom sink. From sharing the court with Kobe and Shaq to perusing the food court at some mall in a bush-league burg; from taking pregame layups to getting laid out by a stray knee from an NBA power forward; from hopping a limo to the team’s charter jet to dashing to catch the van home from a B-league game in Tijuana, Shirley dishes on what it’s like to try to make it as a professional athlete. Can I Keep My Jersey? is a rollicking, thoughtful, even thought-provoking insider’s look at a pro baller’s life on the fringe. Like Jim Bouton’s Ball Four or John Feinstein’s A Season on the Brink, Shirley’s odyssey deserves to find a home on every sports fan’s bookshelf.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Panning For Gold

Author : Doneareum S. Winston
ISBN : 9781467059718
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Panning for Gold isthe remarkable and memorable journey of a youngman who has to come to terms with the adversities he had tostruggle againstas a child and teenager growing up in foster care from the ages of 6-19 years. His mother was a paranoid schizophrenic and he never knew his real father. All he had was his two younger brothers and his belief in a higher power to help him endure and overcome the pain. As his faith was constantly tested, he observed howmany people feel that the past should be left behind but his past constantly resurfaces as he bounces from home to home and shelter to shelter. The young childwas gifted in the literary arts but never accepted his talent because he wasalways too busy tryingto fit in with his surroundings to maintain a placement.It is a heartwrenching, yet funnytale of what many children today have toendurewhile coming from a broken home, but gives insight to what you can attain and achieve if only youstop to sift through the dirt of lifeand learn tobelieve in yourself; for who knows what you may find when you finally begin to look within.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Voices From The Great Black Baseball Leagues

Author : John B. Holway
ISBN : 9780486136479
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The foremost historian of the "blackball" era spent nearly 10 years researching this acclaimed oral history, interviewing 17 outstanding players including Cool Papa Bell, Buck Leonard, and Willie Wells. Over 80 vintage photographs.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Robbie And Ryan Play Indoor Soccer

Author : Rebecca Thatcher Murcia
ISBN : 9781612288765
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Robbie and Ryan Play Indoor Soccer tells the story of two fourth-grade friends who play on the same soccer team. Narrated by Robbie, the story will feel familiar to the millions of elementary school children who play in a youth soccer league. Robbie leads the reader on an indoor soccer adventure as his team wins the league championship for the second year in a row. Illustrated with actual photographs from the Kirkwood, Delaware, soccer club, the story is sure to delight young soccer lovers everywhere.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Jim Thorpe Original All American

Author : Joseph Bruchac
ISBN : 9781440651670
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Jim Thorpe was one of the greatest athletes who ever lived. He played professional football, Major League Baseball, and won Olympic gold medals in track & field. But his life wasn’t an easy one. Born on the Sac and Fox Reservation in 1887, he encountered much family tragedy, and was sent as a young boy to various Indian boarding schools—strict, cold institutions that didn’t allow their students to hold on to their Native American languages and traditions. Jim ran away from school many times, until he found his calling at Pennsylvania’s Carlisle Indian School. There, the now-legendary coach Pop Warner recognized Jim’s athletic excellence and welcomed him onto the football and track teams. Focusing on Jim Thorpe’s years at Carlisle, this book brings his early athletic career—and especially his college football days—to life, while also dispelling some myths about him and movingly depicting the Native American experience at the turn of the twentieth century. This is a book for history buffs as well as sports fans—an illuminating and lively read about a truly great American.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

40 Healthy Years With Diabetes

Author : Joel Minett
ISBN : 9781496936349
Genre : Health & Fitness
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I have lived forty healthy years with Type 1 diabetes. I wrote this book to let other diabetics know how to live that many years with this deadly disease and be very healthy. I have never had surgery, never had kidney, heart, eye or circulation problems. If I cut my foot it heals like everyone elses. I have perfect 20/20 vision. I was an eight year old boy when I became diabetic. Forty years ago the life expectancy wasnt very good for someone with diabetes. There were other young children from my area that became diabetic about the same time that I did. They have all died. In this book I will tell you how I lived my life differently than those other young children. The reasons why I have been this healthy will surprise you. I wont tell you to go on some crazy diet or anything like that. I will just give you some common sense things that I have done my whole life to stay this healthy with diabetes. I have taken over 36,000 injections of insulin in forty years. I wrote this book to inspire other diabetics or parents of a diabetic child. Diabetes does not have to change your life; it has never stopped me from doing anything.
Category: Health & Fitness

Dancing Bare

Author : Brad Newby
ISBN : 9781491718544
Genre : Fiction
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At a young age, Sandy Lewis and Mark Matthews were gifted with psychic powers. Together, they now form a team of covert government operatives that can easily infiltrate any crime ring. As their abilities have developed, they have become further and further immersed as in their roles as agents. Their newest case takes them to the world of a Colombian drug cartel. Their job is to get close to the syndicate's don, discover his secrets, and bring him down. Sandy will pose as a go-go dancer in a gentleman's club frequented by the don; Mark, operating as a DEA agent, will go undercover to keep Sandy safe. Soon, however, they realize they might be in over their heads. The true nature of the don shocks them. They are no longer battling drugs; it appears they are facing an international terrorist attack. Sandy and Mark are the only people with the knowledge and psychic skills to stop the horrific destruction that has been planned. In this the sequel to The Bee Charmer, a young couple pursuing criminals using their mind bending psychic powers become immersed in the danger of international terrorism.
Category: Fiction

Play Scratch Golf

Author : Dave Rineberg
ISBN : 0883911701
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Dave Rineberg has teamed up with PGA golf professional Chris Holtrop to bring you a golf instructional book that not only gives you an easy-to-follow modern recipe for shaving multiple strokes off your game, but also tugs at the heartstrings of every golfer with true-life stories of why we all love this game so much. Every golfer needs help in one or more areas of their game, if indeed they want to play scratch golf. Follow along as amateur player Dave Rineberg tries to qualify for the US Open and candidly reveals his failures, which all golfers can relate to. Play Scratch Golf is the only book that gives detailed instruction regarding golf tips that will actually help you lower your handicap and the ones are just hot air.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Football S Great Heroes And Entertainers

Author : Jimmy Greaves
ISBN : 9781444718157
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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JIMMY GREAVES was a great entertainer and a national hero as a footballer, and is held in equal affection as a television pundit and performer. Now Greavsie reveals the footballers and managers who have given him most entertainment and are his biggest heroes. Greavsie has confined his star-studded assembly to players and managers of his lifetime -- dipping fondly back into the days of Stanley Matthews, Tom Finney and Len Shackleton and coming up to date with in-depth analysis of modern masters like Thierry Henry, Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney. Along the way he nods in the direction of his good pals Bobby Moore, Dave Mackay, Billy Wright and, of course, George Best. Footballing gods of the calibre of Pele, di Stefano, Puskas and Maradona naturally win a place in the personal Greaves Hall of Fame. You may not agree with all his selections, but if you are a true football fan you will agree that this is a book that makes you laugh and grips your attention as you take a look at some of FOOTBALL's GREAT HEROES AND ENTERTAINERS.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Ball Park Boys

Author : Shade Jones
ISBN : 9781465305831
Genre : Fiction
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Excerpt from Making Money He then gave Tommy a hard pull on both of his ears causing him to cry out and fall to the ground. Gary lunged towards the nasty smelly man, but I moved quicker and jumped in front of him. I knew as quick as the razor sharp knife had disappeared into his pocket it could reappear. The Ball Park Boys always stuck together and would defend each other, but this wasn't a fight they could win today. "I'm giving you ten traps and if you want to make some money, catch me some muskrats. Don't screw up their hides and you better not loose any of my traps, you little punks got that?" the nasty smelly man said as he glared at us with those beady mean looking eyes. Gary and Tommy both had a look on their face that I had not seen before. The look wasn't one when we had been behind in a baseball or football game and the other team would taunt us, or call us names. This look was different. This look was one of anger and bitterness. I knew one day I may not be able to stop them should we encounter the nasty smelly man and he started messing with Tommy again. Excerpt from The Best Boat Ever We are now going faster and backwards down the rapids. In unison Tommy and Jerald who had not said a word since we launched, began screaming at the tops of their lungs. They knew the end was near. They wouldn't even get to see what large tree or rock that we would crash in to would send them flying out backwards and then watch as our new death wagon slowly Fall on top them, pushing them to their watery graves. These thoughts made them scream even louder. I still had a death grip on my pole and was keeping it under water as we raced backwards. Suddenly it stuck in the mud and sand on the bottom knocking me forward into the backs Of Jerald and Tommy. This made them only scream louder, as they knew the end was near. I never let go of the grip on my pole and as I regained my balance our boat miraculously stopped and very slowly the front began to turn back into the middle of the river. The river had now widened and was much deeper and yes calm. After our boat spun around straight I pulled my pole out of the hole it was stuck in and gave up a slight push. The water had become quiet and was moving slowly. We had just survived death. Our boat was still floating although it had a couple inches of water in the middle. Gary, Tommy and Jerald all turned to look at me. They gazed at me with a strange look. Excerpt from Baseball It didn't matter that blood was coming from our sliding arms and hands. We had played on much rougher infields before. We executed our much practiced method of pop-up sliding when stealing a base. We would never turn to look for a ball, or in this situation people coming after us. It didn't matter, we were on our feet racing down the long driveway. Our feet were barely touching the ground and when we reached the railroad tracks we only went faster. We were racing towards home, towards safety. We were not going to stop until we were at the Ball Park, or home base. That was all that mattered now. We would be safe there, we would be home.
Category: Fiction