The Sure Thing

Author: Eric Adelson

Publisher: ESPN

ISBN: 0345513045

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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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.

The Sure Thing

Author: Richard S. Prather

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480498394

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 9121


The mystery series with more than 40 million copies in print continues with pulp fiction’s favorite PI on the hunt for a missing harem. 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.

The Sure Thing

Author: Nick Townsend

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448136148

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 8107


__________________ The bookies always win. But one man has been proving them wrong for four decades. In the summer of 1975 Barney Curley, a fearless and renowned gambler, masterminded one of the most spectacular gambles of all time with a racehorse called Yellow Sam. With a meticulous, entirely legal plan involving dozens of people, perfectly timed phone calls, sealed orders and months of preparation, Curley and Yellow Sam beat the bookmakers and cost them millions. They said that it could never happen again. But in May 2010, thirty-five years after his first coup, Curley staged the ultimate multi-million-pound-winning sequel. The Sure Thing tells the complete story of how he managed to organise the biggest gamble in racing history - and how he then followed up with yet another audacious scheme in January 2014.

A Sure Thing

Author: Vincent J. Cincotta

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1664110364

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 8602


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A Sure Thing

Author: Marie Harte

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492631868

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9464


Meet the Donnigans With the eldest Donnigan brothers adjusting to civilian life, their younger sister constantly in trouble, and their little brother clueless about life in general, falling in love is the last thing on anyone's mind... Can this Bossy Badass Marine... The Marine Corps was everything Landon Donnigan ever wanted in life...until a bullet sent him home with a medical discharge. Teaching a self-defense class at the gym is old-hat for a marine, but when he meets sexy Ava Rosenthal, his combat skills are useless for protecting his heart. Be her Mr. Right? Ava can take care of herself and likes quiet, bookish men-not muscular warriors who think women need to be coddled. But Landon is more than he seems, and when they come together, the results are explosive. The Donnigans series: A Sure Thing (Book 1) Just the Thing (Book 2, coming Spring 2017) Praise for Marie Harte's McCauley Brothers series: "Packed with sass, sensuality and heartwarming emotion...an absolute delight!"-Romance Junkies "Funny, addicting, and full of hot sex scenes."-Booklist

Every Bet’s a Sure Thing

Author: Thomas B. Dewey

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479406686

Category: Fiction

Page: 179

View: 7272


"Thomas B. Dewey is one of detective fiction's severely underrated writers!" -- Bill Pronzini In his second adventure, Mac is hired to tail a mother and her two kids on the train from Chicago to Los Angeles. All is going well until he is thrown off of the train -- while it's moving at high speed! "Mac has been called one of the most believable and humane PI's in crime fiction. He is reluctant to use either his gun or his fists, but will do so when the situation demands it, or in self-defense; he doesn't merely solve his clients' cases, but provides moral support and sympathy as well; and perhaps most notable of all, Mac feels, and is not afraid to show itópain, loss, sorrow, loneliness." --thrillingdetective.com

Decision, Probability and Utility

Author: Professor of Cognitive Science Peter Gardenfors

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521336581

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 449

View: 1886


Decision theory and the theory of rational choice have recently been the subjects of considerable research by philosophers and economists. However, no adequate anthology exists which can be used to introduce students to the field. This volume is designed to meet that need. The essays included are organized into five parts covering the foundations of decision theory, the conceptualization of probability and utility, pholosophical difficulties with the rules of rationality and with the assessment of probability, and causal decision theory. The editors provide an extensive introduction to the field and introductions to each part.

The Foundations of Statistics

Author: Leonard J. Savage

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486623498

Category: Mathematics

Page: 356

View: 6102


Classic analysis of the subject and the development of personal probability; one of the greatest controversies in modern statistcal thought. New preface and new footnotes to 1954 edition, with a supplementary 180-item annotated bibliography by author. Calculus, probability, statistics, and Boolean algebra are recommended.

A Sure Thing

Author: Courtni Wright

Publisher: Harlequin Kimani

ISBN: 9781583140482

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

View: 6196


Determined to show Boxer Hospital's Board of Directors that she is the best candidate for the position of chief of staff, Dr. Katherine Winters is angry when outsider Thomas Baker arrives and considered for the position she so desperately wants, but when tragedy strikes, she finds herself drawn to the charming doctor despite their rivalry. Original.

Thoughtful Economic Man

Author: J. Gay Tulip Meeks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521325745

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 3588


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.