Author: Andrew Lawrence

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780399610295

Category: Tennis

Page: 132

View: 7867

Biographical sketches of twelve men and women who have provided great talent and great moments to tennis.

Reality Rules II

Author: Elizabeth Fraser

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598847902

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 251

View: 2427

A must-have resource for librarians, teachers, and parents on the popular and growing area of teen nonfiction--a genre now mandated by the Common Core Standards. Reality Rules II: A Guide to Teen Nonfiction Reading Interests presents approximately 450 fresh nonfiction titles annotated and organized into genre areas to address the reading interests of today's teens, covering everything from adventure to history, sports, life stories, and how-to. Authored by a member of the first committee for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, this essential guide will help librarians, teachers, and parents find appealing materials for readers interested in nonfiction. The book offers expert guidance on reading levels and provides a list of fiction readalikes at the end of each chapter. It also identifies award-winning books and spotlights titles that appeal to specific groups, such as adult books that teens will enjoy, and books that are ideal for reluctant readers.

The Only Game in Town

Author: David Remnick

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679603662

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 512

View: 7195

For more than eighty years, The New Yorker has been home to some of the toughest, wisest, funniest, and most moving sportswriting around. The Only Game in Town is a classic collection from a magazine with a deep bench, including such authors as Roger Angell, John Updike, Don DeLillo, and John McPhee. Hall of Famer Ring Lardner is here, bemoaning the lowering of standards for baseball achievement—in 1930. John Cheever pens a story about a boy’s troubled relationship with his father and the national pastime. From Lance Armstrong to bullfighter Sidney Franklin, from the Chinese Olympics to the U.S. Open, the greatest plays and players, past and present, are all covered in The Only Game in Town. At The New Yorker, it’s not whether you win or lose—it’s how you write about the game. Including: “The Web of the Game” by Roger Angell “Ahab and Nemesis” by A. J . Liebling “Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu” by John Updike “The Only Games in Town” by Anthony Lane “Race Track” by Bill Barich “A Sense of Where You Are” by John McPhee “El Único Matador” by Lillian Ross “Net Worth” by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. “The Long Ride” by Michael Specter “Born Slippy” by John Seabrook “The Chosen One” by David Owen “Legend of a Sport” by Alva Johnston “A Man-Child in Lotusland” by Rebecca Mead “Dangerous Game” by Nick Paumgarten “The Running Novelist” by Haruki Murakami “Back to the Basement” by Nancy Franklin “Playing Doc’s Games” by William Finnegan “Last of the Metrozoids” by Adam Gopnik “The Sandy Frazier Dream Team” by Ian Frazier “Br’er Rabbit Ball” by Ring Lardner “The Greens of Ireland” by Herbert Warren Wind “Tennis Personalities” by Martin Amis “Project Knuckleball” by Ben McGrath “Game Plan” by Don DeLillo “The Art of Failure” by Malcolm Gladwell “Swimming with Sharks” by Charles Sprawson “The National Pastime” by John Cheever “SNO” by Calvin Trillin “Musher” by Susan Orlean “Home and Away” by Peter Hessler “No Obstacles” by Alec Wikinson “A Stud’s Life” by Kevin Conley

Basketball's Greatest Stars

Author: Michael Grange

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780228100683

Category: Basketball players

Page: 0

View: 8982

Illustrated profiles of the very best NBA players and a definitive history of basketball, fully updated and revised for the new season.

The Big O

Author: Oscar Robertson

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781579547646

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 386

View: 8847

The basketball star offers an account of his life on and off the court, detailing his accomplishments in college and in professional sports, the inherent racism in sports, and his tenure as president of the NBA Players Union.

Pro Basketball's All-Time All-Stars

Author: Robert W. Cohen

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810887452

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 508

View: 2836

The history of the NBA has been filled with superstars, names known to fans and non-fans alike. But while comparisons between athletes who competed against each other face-to-face is a common occurrence in the sports world, it is not quite as easy to compare players from different eras. How would Wilt Chamberlain stack up against Shaquille O'Neal? What about LeBron James and Larry Bird, or Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson? In Pro Basketball’s All-Time All-Stars: Across the Eras, Robert Cohen not only examines the best players from each era, but also ranks the five greatest players at each position in the history of the pro game. Dividing the history of professional basketball into five distinct eras, this book first describes the style of play that prevailed during each period. From the slow-paced, rough-and-tumble style of play that characterized the NBA during its formative years, to the up-tempo, high-flying style that currently prevails, Pro Basketball’s All-Time All-Stars gives an in-depth view of how the game has evolved. For each of the five eras, Cohen has selected the best players to man the five positions on the court, providing career bios for each. To determine the best of the best, Cohen considers the level of dominance each player reached during his time in the league, his individual statistics, the degree to which he impacted the fortunes of his team, and the extent to which he improved his teammates’ level of play. Individual honors and quotes from teammates and opponents alike are used to support the rankings. Covering NBA greats such as Bob Pettit, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, and Kobe Bryant, this book will appeal to basketball fans of all generations, and to any NBA fan interested in the history of the game.

Basketballs and Babysteps

Author: Richard Higgins

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595200516

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

View: 2733

Angie and Margaret are best friends and inseparable. Both love the game of basketball. They share a dream of someday winning the State Championship. But their dream turns into a nightmare when one of the girls is tragically struck by a car. This coming-of-age novel parallels two lives: one girl maturing into a young woman and talented basketball player; the other, simply trying to hang onto her very life.Basketballs and Babysteps explores the trials of growing into adulthood, the thrills of achievement and the pains of misfortune.

Baseballs, Basketballs and Matzah Balls

Author: Mitchell Smith

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438917422

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 278

View: 5211

Marci: Tale of an Air Force Wife is the story of a woman's mid-life search for true love amidst a back drop that includes such exciting cities as Tokyo and Dallas. As we meet the title character, she is engaged in the often stressful and demanding lifestyle of her business career which takes her to the Far East to work at an American Embassy. During a chance encounter on a Japanese train with an interesting man, Marci begins doing something she hasn't done in ages she shares her life story: We see Marci as a very popular teenager with a propensity for men in uniform and with no shortage of Saturday-night dates. We follow her development from being a rather reserved young girl, to a young woman who is at home on the floor of a military dance. Not surprisingly, Marci marries a military man an Air Force Staff Sergeant named Rodney and the story follows Marci around the world as an Air Force wife to England, to Japan, and various locations back in the States. But what should have been an American-as-apple-pie life a military wife raising four children is seriously marred by awful secrets that Marci must deal with largely by herself. As Marci enters its concluding chapters, we again return to the present, and the beginning of a new phase of life. And so we leave Marci, full of hope. Because she knew the love of her life was out there, and this new man in her life, Philip, just might be him.

American Book Publishing Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: R. R. Bowker


Category: American literature

Page: 1448

View: 1274

Here's quick access to more than 490,000 titles published from 1970 to 1984 arranged in Dewey sequence with sections for Adult and Juvenile Fiction. Author and Title indexes are included, and a Subject Guide correlates primary subjects with Dewey and LC classification numbers. These cumulative records are available in three separate sets.