The Sixth Man

Author: Łukasz Muniowski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476643946

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 193

View: 4469


While the starting lineup of an NBA team consists of five players, there are at least 12 on each roster. Allocating time on court to keep each of them satisfied is challenging. Theoretically the worst position on the roster is the sixth man--so close to being the starter yet seeming to be the odd man out. This book aims at dispelling that notion, presenting many important players who through the years came off the bench for NBA teams, proving that despite not starting, they were worthy of playing in the best basketball league in the world.

The Sixth Man

Author: Harry McIntyre

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450277187

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7787


This is the memoir of an eighteen-year-old World War II Army Air Corp Cadet. Join him as he matures over his three years in the military learning to fly, handle success, failure, and love. If you`re looking for the usual war story, this isn`t it, but you will experience the military environment at an unusual time in military history. There is a tragic part to Harry`s story that he secretly carries with him until the writing of his memoir. He now shares with his family and the reader in order to heal from it. The second half of the memoir is entitled "String of Pearls." It takes on after the war through the next sixty-five years of his life representing the string of his life`s necklace. The pearls are short memoir stories he wrote, and saved over the years, and now interejects them. Harry writes with humor and hope as he contemplates his long life`s journey.

The Sixth Man

Author: Andre Iguodala,Carvell Wallace

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525534008

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 2847


**The Instant National Bestseller** The standout memoir from NBA powerhouse Andre Iguodala, the indomitable sixth man of the Golden State Warriors. Andre Iguodala is one of the most admired players in the NBA. And fresh off the Warriors’ fifth Finals appearance in five years, his game has never been stronger. Off the court, Iguodala has earned respect, too—for his successful tech investments, his philanthropy, and increasingly for his contributions to the conversation about race in America. It is no surprise, then, that in his first book, Andre, with his cowriter Carvell Wallace, has pushed himself to go further than he ever has before about his life, not only as an athlete but about what makes him who he is at his core. The Sixth Man traces Andre’s journey from childhood in his Illinois hometown to his Bay Area home court today. Basketball has always been there. But this is the story, too, of his experience of the conflict and racial tension always at hand in a professional league made up largely of African American men; of whether and why the athlete owes the total sacrifice of his body; of the relationship between competition and brotherhood among the players of one of history’s most glorious championship teams. And of what motivates an athlete to keep striving for more once they’ve already achieved the highest level of play they could have dreamed. On drive, on leadership, on pain, on accomplishment, on the shame of being given a role, and the glory of taking a role on: This is a powerful memoir of life and basketball that reveals new depths to the superstar athlete, and offers tremendous insight into most urgent stories being told in American society today.

The Sixth Man

Author: David Baldacci

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230760961

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9278


The fifth book in the heart-stopping King and Maxwell series, The Sixth Man by David Baldacci will keep pulses racing as Sean King and Michelle Maxwell face their next great challenge. A dangerous asset, the analyst. The government’s uniquely talented, top-tier intelligence analyst, Edgar Roy, is arrested for mass murder and locked away in a psychiatric unit. Is he innocent, guilty, insane? An old friend. Roy’s lawyer – and King’s former mentor – calls on the pair of former Secret Service agents to look into the case. On the way to the meeting, King and Maxwell discover his dead body. Web of deceit. As King and Maxwell dig into Roy’s past, the more they are bombarded with obstacles, half-truths and dead ends that make filtering the facts from fiction nearly impossible. A rush of terrifying events unfold that will push King and Maxwell to the limit. Could this increasingly deadly case be the one that leaves the duo permanently parted? The Sixth Man is followed by the sixth and final book in the King and Maxwell series, King and Maxwell.

The Sixth Man

Author: James McNeish

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 1775530353

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 5785


Paddy Costello was a scholar, a soldier, a diplomat, a maverick, an exemplary father, a lover of good wine. But this fascinating biography also asks was he a spy? Auckland. Cambridge. Moscow. Paris. New Zealand's 'most brilliant linguist and ablest foreign envoy'. The man who alerted the West to Soviet possession of the atom bomb. The first Allied diplomat to enter and report on the Nazi death camps at the end of the war. General Freyberg's favourite Intelligence officer. This masterful biography explores the truth behind the rumours and reveals a fascinating man.

The Sixth Man

Author: Ron Lealos

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1510701893

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 7509


A quick wit and a sharp tongue alone won’t be enough for Captain Chyang Fang to survive this case. Someone is murdering high-ranking Vietnamese government officials, so the head of Saigon’s homicide division, Captain Chyang Fang, a troubled Chinese Vietnamese man, is given the task of finding the killer. Hated by almost everyone in Saigon and an outcast in both Chinese and Vietnamese circles, Fang has to rely on his wit, biting sarcasm, and not-so-capable assistant, Sergeant Phan—a man who would rather play on his smartphone than work—to find the killer who leaves toy cobras on the bodies of his victims. With the aid of a hunchbacked coroner who honed his skills watching episodes of CSI, and following a key lead that stretches back to the days of the Vietnam War, Fang is led on an opium-addled journey through modern-day Saigon, and if the killer doesn’t get him, the city and its people surely will. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Sixth Man

Author: Chris Palmer

Publisher: ESPN Books

ISBN: 9781933060088

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 220

View: 5455


In this astonishingly intimate portrait of the 20042005 NBA season, ESPN The Magazine's Chris Palmer steps inside the closely guarded inner circles of five NBA stars to reveal the soul of the modern athlete. Like a teammate without a jersey, he sets off on the ultimate road trip, exploring the spoils of wealth and fame with flashy champion Rip Hamilton of the Detroit Pistons, uncrowned superstar Tracy McGrady of the Houston Rockets, starryeyed rookie Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls, charismatic utility man Damon Jones of the Miami Heat, and straight-laced veteran Elton Brand of the Los Angeles Clippers. By examining their lives on and off the court, Palmer reveals not only the private sides of the gods of the game -- Shaq, LeBron, Kobe -- but also the joys and fears, triumphs and failures inherent to anyone with the talent to play in "The League." Filled with uncommon insight and light-hearted humor, The Sixth Man is a groundbreaking work of sports journalism, heralding the arrival of a sharp new writing talent.

Outlaws and Gunfighters of the Old West

Author: Phillip W. Steele

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 9781455610020

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8496


Whoa, pardner! Sit y'self down for some good ole storytellin' 'bout the wild, wild West. Western writer Phillip W. Steele and country-music artist John D. LeVan have combined their talents and interests in true stories of the Old West in this exciting narrative and accompanying audiocassette. Steele's book tells the true story of Jesse James, the Daltons, John Wesley Hardin, Gunfight at the OK Corral, Belle Starr, and Billy the Kid. LeVan's original songs are not only entertaining but also based on the true history of these personalities and events.

The Sixth Sense is Reason over Instinct

Author: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

Publisher: Philaletheians UK

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 18

View: 8557


The Sixth Sense is Mental Fire perceiving and registering the other five. There can be no perception without a unitary percipient whose identity enables it to grasp an object as an entirety, says Plotinus. Reason is purely human; instinct, an endowment of deity. Divine or Spiritual Soul (????) without Anima Mundi is rational and noetic (?????); Animal or Astral Soul (????) within Anima Mundi, irrational and phrenic (??????). Reason is the outcome of a slow development of the human brain (????????); instinct, the spiritual unity of the five senses endowed by Deity (??????????). Reason is purely human; instinct, an endowment of Deity. But reason can only develop at the expense of natural instinct. The Sixth Sense will be fully developed in the average man of the Sixth Race by Buddhi, when galvanised by the essence of the awakened Manas. Water, one of four primordial Elements, was transmitted to us by the Fourth Race, as we shall transmit Ether, the Fifth Element, to the Sixth. Then our Sixth Sense shall be awakened. The Sixth Sense or “normal clairvoyance” will correspond to the next Element of Matter or “permeability,” i.e., spiritual sight. Then, those who have been seeking a “fourth dimension” to explain the passage of matter through matter shall find what they sought, a sixth characteristic of matter. Abstractions such as the “fourth dimension,” being outside mental perception and experience, are errors of realism if not unfortunate verbalisms. When the Fifth Principle has merged with the Sixth, man will acquire and enjoy Jnanashakti, the power and privileges of enlightened mind. Man is the child of Cyclic Destiny. Cycles of Materiality will be succeeded by Cycles of Spirituality, and fully developed faculties will open up the Sixth Sense. The majority of future men will be glorious Adepts. Having acquired physical development at the expense of spirituality from the Second Race to the end of the Fourth, Fifth Race humanity has now crossed the meridian of perfect adjustment between Spirit and Matter, or equilibrium between spiritual perception and brain intellect. But as the Sixth Sense has hardly sprouted above the soil of materiality, few can at present enjoy the legitimate outgrowth and endowments of the higher life. When the Third Eye or Dangma Eye of the Stanzas of Dzyan opens again, the minds of those who will live at that time shall be awakened and become as pellucid as crystal. Finally, when the Sixth Sense has awakened the Seventh, Chr?stos shall be regenerated as Christos and will illumine the souls of all men. “And they will listen to my voice; and they shall become one flock under one Shepherd.”

Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities

Author: John D'Emilio

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226922456

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 9176


With thorough documentation of the oppression of homosexuals and biographical sketches of the lesbian and gay heroes who helped the contemporary gay culture to emerge, Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities supplies the definitive analysis of the homophile movement in the U.S. from 1940 to 1970. John D'Emilio's new preface and afterword examine the conditions that shaped the book and the growth of gay and lesbian historical literature. "How many students of American political culture know that during the McCarthy era more people lost their jobs for being alleged homosexuals than for being Communists? . . . These facts are part of the heretofore obscure history of homosexuality in America—a history that John D'Emilio thoroughly documents in this important book."—George DeStefano, Nation "John D'Emilio provides homosexual political struggles with something that every movement requires—a sympathetic history rendered in a dispassionate voice."—New York Times Book Review "A milestone in the history of the American gay movement."—Rudy Kikel, Boston Globe