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The Sure Thing

Author : Eric Adelson
ISBN : 0345513045
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Michelle Wie couldn’t miss. No way. Big success? It was only a matter of time. At four she could drive a golf ball a hundred yards. At ten she was outdriving adult male golfers in her Honolulu hometown–from the back tees. At thirteen she won the Women’s Amateur Public Links, becoming the youngest person ever to win a USGA championship. The next year she was playing in LPGA and PGA Tour tournaments. At sixteen she was earning eight figures in endorsements. Yet by the time she turned eighteen, Michelle Wie was already branded a failure, a has-been, a victim of injuries, bad choices, and–worst of all–really terrible putting. How was it possible? How did this happen? How did she go from being the next big thing to the latest big bust? The Sure Thing is a gripping and intimate portrait of the meteoric rise, fall, and uncertain future of the greatest sports phenom of the twenty-first century. Award-winning writer Eric Adelson takes us inside Michelle Wie’s world, showing her to be a bubbly, astonishingly normal girl trapped in a world of outsize expectations. In chronicling Wie’s career, Adelson establishes a new gold standard for reporting on the growing convergence of professional sports, marketing, and mass entertainment in the Internet Age. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Sure Thing

Author : Richard S. Prather
ISBN : 9781480498396
Genre : Fiction
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A petroleum magnate--a snake oil salesman at heart--finds himself in a gusher of a business deal with a shifty-eyed Sheik. The businessman needs some leverage but how do you get at a guy who has everything? You could kidnap his wife but he has six! Sure enough the girls are gone and the Sheik is freaked. The friction between the two sides is setting off sparks and the plot threatens to explode. For our trigger-happy gumshoe it's another case of burning ambition, white-hot action, bounty in the billions and beauties in the backroom. Shell Scott is used to flexing his grip on both con men and dangerous broads but this case is just getting out of hand. Our peerless P.I. must find the girls before the greedy goons find him. Leave it to Shell Scott to find a sure thing when all the bets are against him. The Sure Thing is the 39th book in the Shell Scott Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
Category: Fiction

The Sure Thing

Author : Melissa Hartman
ISBN : UOM:39015032619572
Genre : Lesbians
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Category: Lesbians

The Sure Thing

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Weakening The Sure Thing Principle

Author : Simon Grant
ISBN : UCSD:31822024138257
Genre : Decomposition (Mathematics)
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Category: Decomposition (Mathematics)

The Sure Thing

Author : Nick Townsend
ISBN : 9781780890715
Genre : Horse racing
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A compelling insight into how legendary gambler Barney Curley pulled off the greatest horse betting scams in history. THE BOOKIES ALWAYS WIN. Yet, for over four decades Barney Curley has proved himself a rare exception. The country's most renowned and fearless gambler, a man who will back his judgement to win £100,000 and more on a single day, has consistently emerged triumphant from bloody skirmishes with the old enemy. In the summer of 1975 Curley masterminded one of the most spectacular gambles of all time, with a racehorse named Yellow Sam, costing Irish bookmakers around £300,000; the equivalent of some £2m today. No-one believed anything similar could be staged again this century. Bookmakers now have communications and technology in place to thwart any renewed attempts. But challenges inspire Curley and he was determined to beat the system -- again. Thirty-five years later from his first coup, Curley set about staging an ambitious sequel to his Yellow Sam scheme. Curley has never divulged the full details of what happened. Now, for the first time, The Sure Thing reveals the complete story of the months of planning and preparation, with all the trials and tribulations, that went into the biggest organised gamble in racing history.
Category: Horse racing

The Sure Thing

Author : Warren Murphy
ISBN : 1558171290
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In the deepest recesses of the Internal Revenue Service's vast computer network, a databased time bomb was ticking off the final seconds for an entire nation. Only a chosen few knew of its existence--and fewer still knew its goal: total domination of the U.S. government!

Sure Bet Investing

Author : Kenneth R. Trester
ISBN : 0960491481
Genre : Business & Economics
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Discloses investments that come as close as possible to being sure winners. Original.
Category: Business & Economics

Thoughtful Economic Man

Author : J. Gay Tulip Meeks
ISBN : 0521325749
Genre : Business & Economics
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An authoritative examination of the implications of conventional conceptions of rational economic man for all economic study as well as the role of rationality and morals in economics.
Category: Business & Economics