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Author : Patrick Dowdall
Publisher : Goosetown Press
Release : 2016-07-20
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ISBN 13 : 9780997690200
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Hittin' the Jumper is a nostalgic tale of the key role that the game of basketball has played in the life of an ordinary player-a 60-year journey from the alley hoops and playgrounds of his boyhood hometowns in Montana to the hallowed halls of Notre Dame and Harvard, white-shoe law firms in New York and Chicago, and a variety of urban and suburban courts. Along the way, the author re-discovers fascinating characters and lost worlds in an appreciation of the gifts that playing the sport for a lifetime can bring. Several with whom he has shared the court-teammates and opponents-became famous in politics, business, and academia, and a few were former NBA players. Most, however, were not in the headlines. Their stories are diverse. Some are filled with humor, others are instructive and insightful, particularly in dealing with the challenges of continuing to play as age encroaches, while a few are tragic. All touched the author as they did their fellow hoopsters through the years. The author's basketball life has been shaped by the history, traditions, and ethos of the communities where he played, whether it was the local basketball lore or, even more generally, the prevailing culture of a place. These places include the neighborhood of the birth of our country and the site of the birth of the game of basketball itself. The courts in these communities each possess a distinctive character. Some were inspirational because of their historic connections while others simply provided comfort with their familiarity, intimacy, and charm. Lovers of basketball and the history of sport, of unusual life stories and sentimental journeys, will find this memoir both pleasurable and informative.


Author : James Beardsley Hendryx
Publisher :
Release : 1919
Page : 313
Category : Loggers
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Author : Lynda Edwards
Publisher : Pearson UK
Release : 2019-11-20
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ISBN 13 : 1292310561
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Author : David Hodge
Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
Release : 2020-11-02
Page : 120
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1646107888
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Behind “The Wall” By: David Hodge Behind “The Wall” is a memoir of author David Hodge’s experiences behind prison walls. These experiences remind us that we do not want to waste our life in prison before deciding to live an honest, God-fearing life. We only get one life here on Earth. Maintaining our freedom is the best thing we can do for ourselves, free to go and come as we please, free to choose our partners in life, free to manage our life. We do not have to sell dope for a living or use illegal drugs to escape reality. Society needs to stop idolizing drug dealers and praising a man for holding down a job. And the responsible ones of this country need to work on paying a decent wage to our uneducated workforce so they are not enticed by the possibilities of illegal activities. That is what fuels the penal system, folks taking a chance at the American Dream because they believe they can support themselves, family, and lifestyle with such activities. David hopes his experiences will touch the hearts of those trying not to return to prison, those lost without a direction, and those looking for guidance.


Author : Tobe Carberry
Samont Washington
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2010-10
Page : 172
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1452081085
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B.G.P., Tha' Berch', Weed Gardens..." All nicknames representing a neighborhood - Berchwin Gardens Projects! Berchwin was a Garden because of the talented budding youth housed in the neighborhood. Hundreds of bright young children ran in courtyards, on playgrounds and in hallways of a Garden. That Garden budded youth that blossomed into adults affected by the ills of the projects. Some say it is hard to have a Garden in the Projects because there is rarely even one rose that grows from concrete. There are a few success stories of those who escaped from B.G.P.'s, finding success and never returning, but those stories are not told for inspiration but rather disgust. One thing about those housed in this Project Garden, unity was essential. Poverty had a vise grip on those of Berchwin but close inter - family bonds gave Berchwin a sense of community pride. Even with the common ills of the projects; dysfunctional families, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, disease and poverty Tha' Berch was home to a special budding star. A star that was destined to represent the Garden... This young rose of "Weed Gardens" was destined because those before him of the same lineage and genes struggled. That struggle was passed down through painful family issues that created a youngster focused on not being like "them." Meet that youngster... Meet that star... Meet that rose amongst weeds.... See life through his eyes... Tobe Carberry and Samont Washington Present; The Sonny Chronicles, Volume One: First Things Learned Are Hardest to Forget.


Author : Midge Raymond
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-06-21
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1501124722
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This unforgettable debut, set against the dramatic Antarctic landscape, is “refreshingly different, vivid and immediate. Midge Raymond has an extraordinary gift for description that puts the reader bang in the middle of its dangerous and endangered world” (M.L. Stedman, New York Times bestselling author of The Light Between Oceans). It is only among the glacial mountains, cleaving icebergs, and frigid waters of Antarctica that Deb Gardener and Keller Sullivan feel at home. For a few blissful weeks each year they study the habits of Emperor and Adelie penguins and find solace in their work and in one another. But Antarctica, like their fleeting romance, is a fragile place, imperiled by the world to the north. Each year, Deb and Keller play tour guide to the passengers on the small expedition ship that ferries them to their research station. But this year, when Keller fails to appear on board, Deb begins to reconsider their complicated past and the uncertainty of any future they might share. Then, shortly into the journey, Deb’s ship receives an emergency signal from The Australis, a cruise liner that has hit desperate trouble in the ice-choked waters of the Southern Ocean. Soon Deb’s role will change from researcher to rescuer; among the crew of that sinking ship, Deb learns, is Keller. As Deb and Keller’s troubled histories collide in this “original and entirely authentic love story” (Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project), Midge Raymond takes us on an unforgettable voyage deep into the wonders of the Antarctic and the mysteries of the human heart. My Last Continent is “a sensitive exploration of how the smallest action can ripple through an ecosystem—seemingly impenetrable, but as fragile as the human heart” (The Minneapolis Star-Tribune). “Atmospheric and adventurous...The story and vivid writing will keep readers glued to the pages” (Library Journal).


Author : John Richard Houlding
Old Boomerang
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Release : 1867
Page : 444
Category : Australia
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Author : John Richard HOULDING
Publisher :
Release : 1867
Page : 444
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Author : Jeffrey Reaser
Carolyn Temple Adger
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-05-12
Page : 304
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 1317678974
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Like its predecessor, Dialects in Schools and Communities, this book illuminates major language-related issues that educational practitioners confront, such as responding to dialect related features in students’ speech and writing, teaching Standard English, teaching students about dialects, and distinguishing dialect difference from language disorders. It approaches these issues from a practical perspective rooted in sociolinguistic research, with a focus on the research base for accommodating dialect differences in schools. Expanded coverage includes research on teaching and learning and attention to English language learners. All chapters include essential information about language variation, language attitudes, and principles of handling dialect differences in schools; classroom-based samples illustrating the application of these principles; and an annotated resources list for further reading. The text is supported by a Companion Website (www.routledge.com/cw/Reaser) providing additional resources including activities, discussion questions, and audio/visual enhancements that illustrate important information and/or pedagogical approaches. Comprehensive and authoritative, Dialects at School reflects both the relevant research bases in linguistics and education and educational practices concerning language variation. The problems and examples included are authentic, coming from the authors’ own research, observations and interactions in public school classrooms, and feedback in workshops. Highlights include chapters on oral language and reading and writing in dialectally diverse classrooms, as well as a chapter on language awareness for students, offering a clear and compelling overview of how teachers can inspire students to learn more about language variation, including their own community language patterns. An inventory of dialect features in the Appendix organizes and expands on the structural descriptions presented in the chapters.


Author : EH Walter
Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN 13 : 1326464280
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Author : Joseph Currey
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2000-08-01
Page : 172
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0595007090
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The irrepressible Sammy Bench joined the Navy during World War II and never before or after has there been such a sailor. Part con man, part savior, we follow his antics, trials and tribulations through boot camp and into a Ships Company assignment. These were the men who fought their libidos and fears; sailors who “comforted” war widows and romanced the young ladies who creamed to do their part for the war effort. We meet Sammy’s buddies Billy and Bernie and his girlfriend Sarah, and what a profound effect each one’s life has, as a result of Sammy. They struggle together to try to make sense through the later years of WWII before the Bomb ended it all. The novel grabs a hold and won’t let go from page one. This book could only be written by one who was there, Seaman Joseph Currey, Liberty Hound. Joseph Currey is a retired State of California Security Enforcement Officer who served in the United States Navy during the later years of World War II. He completed boot camp at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Chicago. Mr. Currey is also the author of a comedy-mystery novel titled, The Nutt House, and has written 11 short stories. He resides in Encinitas, California. Quotes: "The Liberty Hound made my laugh and made me cry. What remarkable memories of Boots and making the most of liberty time with the ladies of Chicago and Milwaukee. We were young and invincible but we also knew that every fling might be our last. Joe Currey has captured an era on paper that is truly a page-turner. If you were a Liberty Hound, you might want to hide this book from your wife."-Fred Puffenburger, Lt. Commander, (Ret.), Pearl Harbor Survivor "The author puts you in the middle of the action of WW II boot camp. In the back of our minds we all thought we might become just one of the million-plus who were expected to die in the invasion of Japan, so make every day count. The Liberty Hound does just that in a most remarkable story. The action and fun never stops until the last page. Riveting!" Thanks, Joseph Currey, for such vivid memories."-L.C. Smythe, M/Sgt., USMC (Ret.), Purple Heart Recipient


Author : American Film Institute
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1993-06
Page : 1504
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780520079083
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The entire field of film historians awaits the AFI volumes with eagerness.--Eileen Bowser, Museum of Modern Art Film Department Comments on previous volumes: The source of last resort for finding socially valuable . . . films that received such scant attention that they seem 'lost' until discovered in the AFI Catalog.--Thomas Cripps Endlessly absorbing as an excursion into cultural history and national memory.--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.


Author : Stephen King
Publisher :
Release : 2014-12
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ISBN 13 : 9781627152945
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Author : Jonathan E. Lighter
J. Ball
Publisher : Random House Reference
Release : 1994
Page : 1006
Category : Reference
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A collection of American slang which includes both present-day and historical terms


Author : Adam Schuitema
Publisher : Northern Illinois University Press
Release : 2015-04-15
Page : 300
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1501757121
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Author : Louise Meriwether
Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
Release : 2002-12-01
Page : 240
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1558617086
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This beloved modern classic documents the lives and hardships of an African American family living in Depression-era Harlem. While 12-year-old Francie Coffins world and family threaten to fall apart, this remarkable young heroine must call upon her own wit and endurance to survive amidst the treacheries of racism and sexism, poverty and violence.


Author : William E. "Tony" Franklin, Jr.
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2009-03
Page : 84
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1440127999
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In reading this book, you will get a glimpse of my day-to-day life. The tirades (or stories) are based on true life events that have either pissed me off or made me think. No doubt, this book will make some of you uncomfortable and somewhat offended. Half of you won't make it through the first tirade. I don't care. But if you can keep reading, your uncomfort may release you and be a blessing from a maniac. I feel so many things go unquestioned or unanswered in the world. We live lives not of quiet despair , but of quiet slavery. We submit to a 9 to 5 , we submit to marriage and divorce, we submit to 2.5 children, we submit to our friends' dumb ass suggestions, we submit we submit . We witness things that piss us off and we do nothing. Yet, we will wait for someone to take up the mantle and speak out. Well, I could no longer wait for someone else to do what I should have done long ago. When I wrote the first tirade, I was pissed off. And while I was writing it, I had no intention of writing another (at least initially). But, the release was incredible - therapeutic. And the funny fucking thing was I really had something to say all be it in my own unique way. People wrote me to let me know I had tapped into something or touch a nerve. My friends wanted me dead..my family wanted me deader. But, everyone wanted more and I had more to say. So as you read this book, whether you are sitting on the toilet, in prison cell or in your cubicle at work, it really is my gift to you. Please let me know what you think. Hell, you may become the next subject of a tirade


Author : Calvin Bowden
Publisher : Calvin Bowden
Release : 2006-11
Page : 300
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781595264510
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Returning after sixty-five years to the small Texas town from which he fled at age eighteen, Heck finds that life can be good for old clodhoppers after all. It might have a purpose in spite of the disappointments of the past.


Author : Roland Bond
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2006-05-19
Page : 264
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1467017256
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10 year old Tommy Dennis is evacuated during the early part of WWII from his home in the city to a small, rural coal-mining village. There he joins a gang of adventurous friends who call themselves the Balaclava Brigade. This group of young boys get into all sorts of humorous and suspenseful situations, and there is a mystery that runs throughout the story.


Author : Edgar Beecher Bronson
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2020-07-17
Page : 176
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 3752316098
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Reproduction of the original: The Red Blooded by Edgar Beecher Bronson