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101 Wordplay Puzzles
Each puzzle in this book is simply a play on words and represents a word or a phrase. To solve the puzzles, look for possible clues like colour, sound and position of the word(s). But do beware--these highly entertaining puzzles are addictive! Note: This eBook does not keep scores and requires a colour display.
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A Baseball Memoir
Baseball is probably the greatest game ever invented. I love the sport, and if you're reading this, I assume you do as well. There's nothing quite like playing or viewing a game of baseball on a warm summer day. Watching in the stands as a pitcher, like a sniper, tries to nail a slight target with pinpoint accuracy. Looking on at the game of cat and mouse played between a hurler and a baserunner. Hearing just the right tone as the bat meets the ball - that special crack that let's you know whe... more info>>
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Associated Press Sports Writing Handbook
Glamorous, exciting, and explosively popular, the world of professional sports increasingly whets the public's appetite for up-to-the-minute, entertaining, and accurate information on the plays and the players. In this hands-on guide, award-winning AP sports writer and columnist Steve Wilstein gives prospective sports journalists the real-life, up-close and personal scoop on this in-demand but demanding, 24/7, sunshine or snow profession--a profession that is more about writing than it is about ... more info>>
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Atlantic High
Ostensibly the tale of his 1980 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic High is William F. Buckley's extended meditation on the pleasures of sailing and good company. Not surprisingly, as much thought seems to have gone into stocking the wine cellar as to charting out the route. Kon-Tiki, this is not, but nor is it meant to be. Instead, it is an essay on appreciation, and a chance for Buckley to share his spirited point of view and exercise his unique sense of humor. After a leisurely, aside-... more info>>
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Australia's Blackest Sporting Moments: The Top 100
Internationally renowned academic, political advocate and award winning author, Stephen Hagan reveals the darker side of racism in sport and exposes Australian ugly underbelly. Australia's Blackest Sporting Moments: The Top 100 is a painfully easy read of incidents of racism in Australian sport. Hagan has cleverly used a diverse range of professional non-Indigenous contributors to review 10 separate articles and in doing so adds balanced perspectives of this regrettable past. The contrast in sty... more info>>
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Australian Film: The Pocket Essential Guide
From the world's first feature film in 1906 to the world's first feature documentaries shot between 1895 and 1901, Australia has always done great things in film. Not only did Australia give birth to film but also to some of the biggest stars of the twentieth century. In the 1980s and 1990s we saw the first low budget films that billed; Mel Gibson, Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Guy Pearce, Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman, Eric Bana and Geoffrey Rush. We pushed the barriers of sexuality in film with... more info>>
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Baseball's Sixth Tool
Put your game into overdrive with this complete guide to harnessing your athletic instincts. In baseball, a five-tool player possesses the five most important skills: hitting for power, hitting for average, defense, arm strength, and speed. But there is one essential skill that brings it all together: Baseball's Sixth Tool. It's that extra something, an X-factor that can make a good player great. In this fully illustrated, information-packed guide, coach Mark Gola shows you how to use your smar... more info>>
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Basic Baseball Strategy: An Introduction for Coaches and Players
A comprehensive guide to baseball fundamentals that helps players and coaches build winning teams together Watching major-league baseball today, many fans wonder what happened to the fundamentals of the game when they see a highly paid outfielder miss the cutoff man or a multimillion-dollar pitcher fail to lay down a bunt. What's missing are the basics--and that's precisely the content of this classic bestseller. Updated and revised to address today's baseball rules and trends, Basic Baseball St... more info>>
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Beyond The Box Score
How did the loss of the beloved Browns impact the city of Cleveland? Who is Venuste Niyongabo, and what made was his seemingly insignificant 5000-meters victory in the 1996 Olympics special? Why was the age-discrimination trial of former Notre Dame assistant football coach Joe Moore being called the darkest incident in Fighting Irish history? The answers to poignant questions such as these lie within the pages of BEYOND THE BOX SCORE, a collection of 50 essays investigating sports, their impac... more info>>
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Carry on Films: The Pocket Essential Guide
What's in it? Every film examined in detail, with full cast and crew listing, key scenes and dialogue gems, and an informed critique; brief biographies of the major players, TV shows and theatre plays; appendices that include an exhaustive bibliography and an overview of the best Carry On websites around; all rounded off with a fiendish quiz on all things Carry On.
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Coaching Soccer for Beginners
Coaching Soccer for Beginners is an indispensable tool for first-time coaches working with young children. Written for non-experts, this book explains the rules and theory of soccer, as well as; the positions and their responsibilities, how to assign each child his or her position, practice drills, and other game preparation tips. It is a great reference source, containing diagrams, illustrations, a glossary, a list of FIFA rules, and explanations as to how they apply to youth soccer. Unlike any... more info>>
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Cross Check My Heart
She's on the run from something ominous in her past. She escapes to a new town and a new job as the physical therapist for the U.S. Hockey Team, which is preparing for the Olympics. He's a veteran hockey player with a secret of his own that threatens his chances at making the final cut for the team. When she discovers his secret, she realizes that she can compel him to help her without having to divulge her own secrets. As his attraction for her grows, he longs for her trust. Will she attempt ... more info>>
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Cult Movies in Sixty Seconds: The Best Movies in the World in Less Than a Minute
The definitive collection of cult films from the past 50 years of filmmaking.
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Cycling to the Source of the Mississippi River
The Mississippi River flows through this book, interlacing with the bicycle adventures of Barb and Ted. The insistent energy, majesty and abundance of the river became a metaphor for the explorers who see what they missed before--their roots from New Orleans to Minnesota. The willful river's meanders encourage them to sample pecan pies, spend time with a mortician in Missouri, cheer barges through the river's many locks, and overcome seven broken spokes.
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Film Noir
The laconic private eye ... the corrupt cop ... the heist that goes wrong ... the Femme Fatale with the rich husband and dim lover--all are trademark characters of the movement known as film noir, that elusive mixture of stark lighting and even starker emotions. Noir explores the dark side of post-war society--gangsters, hoodlums, prostitutes and killers--and showed how it corrupted the good and the beautiful. Many of these films are now touchstones of what we regard as 'classic' Hollywood--The ... more info>>
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Football Training Like the Pros
Go hard, get intense--and gain the competitive edge Are you ready to go hard core? Then let top performance trainer Chip Smith break you down and build you up into the biggest, baddest player on the field. The number-one expert pros turn to when they want to get pumped and primed for the season and the first choice of aspiring players when they need to take their game to the next level, Smith coaches the best of the best at his state-of-the-art training center, Competitive Edge Sports. Now in F... more info>>
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Great British Movies
Which British movies are the best that this country has produced? In this volume Don Shiach encapsulates the peaks of the British film achievement from the beginning of the sound era to the first decade of the 21st century. The giant figures of the 1930s, Alfred Hitchcock and Alexander Korda, set a standard for the domestic film industry in its attempt to challenge the domination of the Hollywood film. Many saw the 1940s as the Golden Age of British cinema with directors such as Carol Reed and M... more info>>
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Heavyweight Armagedddon!: The Tyson-Lewis Heavyweight Battle
Eighteen years after they first boxed together as teens, noted trainer Cus D'Amato's prophecy came true--Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis waged fistic war in Memphis in 2002 in a colossal $110 million showdown for the most prestigious title in all of sport. This heavyweight championship event arrested the attention of the world for all the wrong and right reasons. Dressed in black, Mike Tyson, the infamously violent wrecking machine, faced the dignified and gentlemanly pugilist specialist Lennox Lewi... more info>>
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How Tiger Does It
Insight for living life like a champ, based onwhat drives the most dominant athlete ofthe modern era--Tiger Woods How Tiger Does It gives you the secrets to livinglife to the fullest--the Tiger way. Using intimateinterviews with Tiger's contemporaries and examplesfrom his professional and personal life, Brad Kearnsanalyzes the mental drive behind Tiger's success toreveal the heart and mind of a great champion. Withemphasis on the three Tiger Woods' Success Factors,the book shows you how to appl... more info>>
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Inside Scoop: Articles about Acting and Writing by Hollywood Insiders and Published Authors
Articles about writing and acting from Hollywood insiders and published authors, many originally published in "The Golden Goblet" Newsletter, voted TOP TEN Finisher in the 2007 Preditors and Editors Readers Poll. First chapter is a lesson on patience that John Klawitter learned while working at Hanna-Barbera Productions. Following are chapters about writing, book promotion, and breaking into the acting profession, as well as a humor column by J. Richard Jacobs. There are also several interviews:... more info>>
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Joel and Ethan Coen: The Pocket Essential Guide
Intelligent, experimental, frightening, funny and always delightfully surprising, Coen brothers' films mark a constant high-point in the cinema of the Eighties and Nineties. Their eccentric vision is born of a unique relationship: Joel Coen directs, Ethan produces, they both write. Although their films share many themes and, indeed, many actors, their subjects range from the hard noir of Blood Simple via the sophisticated fantasy of The Hudsucker Proxy to the frostbitten comedy-of-errors of Farg... more info>>
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Kids' TV: The First 25 Years
In a freshly revisited and important text, Stuart Fischer summarizes the golden age of Kids' TV with entries for every important children's television program which aired between 1947 and 1972. It's a nostalgic journey that highlights the programs of imagination and creativity which influenced the baby boom generation and their children, listing important factual information for everything from "Howdy Doody" to "Sealab 2020."
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My View from the Corner
Angelo Dundee has lived a half-century of boxing history. During that period he trained a record-breaking fifteen world champions and countless top contenders--wiping away their sweat and blood and instilling whatever it took to win.
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On Wings of Joy: The Story of Ballet from the 16th Century to Today
In this engaging history of dance, readers are introduced to the major performers, choreographers, and composers who influenced the development of ballet. Beginning with the birth of the art in the sixteenth-century French court of Catherine de' Medici, this informative text traces ballet as it evolved in Europe and Russia and subsequently in England and then America. Included are details about the creation of such classics as Giselle, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, and Serenade, as well as the... more info>>
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Picabo: Nothing to Hide
The moment she burst onto the world stage at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, 23-year-old speed demon Picabo Street ignited a fire of excitement in the media and in the hearts of fans that continues to burn today. Free-spirited and outspoken, Street was a new kind of female athlete and a new kind of role model. Street followed her silver medal win with two straight World Cup downhill titles--a feat unmatched in American skiing--and finally, the ultimate Olympic gold medal win in ... more info>>
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