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The Greater New York Sports Chronology

by Jeffrey A. Kroessler

Jeffrey A. Kroessler's comprehensive and entertaining time line stretches from the pastoral entertainments of the Dutch to the corporate captivity of professional sports. He chronicles events ranging from the truly heroic to the heartbreaking, from moments of municipal greatness to inescapable social change. Through it all he plants the world of sport at the very center of New York's story. Fully illustrated, The Greater New York Sports Chronologycovers the spectacle of blood sports like bullbaiting to the birth of baseball, the now-forgotten six-day pedestrian contests, and today's New York City Marathon. Alongside great moments like the Mets' "amazin'" World Series win in 1969, Joe Louis's historic bouts with Max Schmeling, Jackie Robinson's breaking of baseball's color line, and Secretariat's remarkable Triple Crown win at Belmont, we encounter the point-shaving scandals of college basketball and the corrupting influence of organized crime in professional boxing. Beyond immortals like Lou Gehrig and Joe Namath, we also find such once well known figures as Joe Lapchick, Marty Glickman, Gertrude Ederle, and Toots Shor. Year by year, this chronology recounts chess matches, America's Cup races, dog shows, golf tournaments, polo matches, tennis games, and more. Kroessler describes the historic venues, boxing arenas, gyms, stadiums, ballparks, and racetracks that have come and gone, yet made New York the undisputed capital of American sport. Witnessing it all, of course, are the greatest fans in the world.

Sumo: The Sport and The Tradition

by Sargeant J A

Sumo, Japan's spectacular national sport, continues to maintain its popularity despite the inroads made in recent years by baseball. <P><P>Millions continue to be enthralled by the fifteen-day championship matches now held six times a year in Japan's major cities. The tournament halls are filled to capacity every day and nationwide televising now enables anyone to see Sumo, adding further stimulus to the popularity of "the Sport".Mr. Sargeant, sports editor for the English-language, Asahi Evening News, realized that there were many foreigners who would enjoy Sumo more if they knew more of the essential facts about it. Utilizing his knowledge and first-hand information on the sport, he produced this book to meet this need. Written in the humorous, easy-to-read fashion with which the many readers of his sports column will be pleasantly familiar. Mr. Sargeant has also given us a picture of the excitement of the sport, as well as technical aspects that are apt to escape the uninitiated eye.ler is very much in the public eye, his activities, both in and out of the ring being followed with eager interest by millions of fans via press. radio, and television. Here we are taken into the wrestler's life behind the scenes at a tourmament. The gruelling training sessions in the various gymnasiums. and, in delightfully informal accounts. in moments of recreation and relaxation at home. Not neglected are the rich pageantry historical associations of Sumo. For behind the ritual posturing and gesturing that seem to constitute a major portion of the Sumo contest and lead up to the sudden head-on clashing of two gigantic figures, there lies a world of picturesque meaning and time-honoredtradition that, pr operly understood, is bound to enhance the appeal of the sport to the non-Japanese reader and sports lover. Black and white photographicplates and line drawings provide illustrations of Sumo's various aspects.

The Little Red Book of Football Wisdom (Little Red Books)

by Niels Aaboe

Every football fan has heard Vince Lombardi's famous adage: "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." The same is true of Knute Rockne's exhortation to "Win one for the Gipper." Quotes like these have become part of football's lore.Less well known is Alex Karras's advice on the best way to stop All-Pro running back Jim Brown: "Give each guy on the line an ax." Or Randy Cross's opinion of his fellow players' intelligence: "The NFL, like life, is full of idiots." And then there's this glimpse into Bill Parcells's game plan: "If my quarterback runs, I'll shoot him."The Little Red Book of Football Wisdom is a collection of witty and hilariously irreverent quotes about America's most popular sport. Players, coaches, celebrities, and literary giants weigh in on the best--and worst--football teams, athletes, games, fans, and more. These are just some of the folks whose words appear in these pages:Joe Namath David HalberstamJoe Montana Paul HornungDeion Sanders Mean Joe GreeneRichard Nixon Jerry SeinfeldBarack Obama Bruce SpringsteenHunter S. Thompson Faith HillErnest Hemingway And dozens of others!With a rich history dating back nearly 150 years, football is America's game. Through the words of people who've played, coached, and cheered the games, The Little Red Book of Football Wisdom brings football's vibrant tradition to life.

The Little Red Book of Golf Wisdom (Little Red Books)

by Niels Aaboe

The Little Red Book of Golf Wisdom is packed full of thoughtful and witty quotes on the game that has maddened, excited, and delighted generations of players and fans alike. Golfing legends, literary giants, celebrities, and politicians offer pithy and memorable comments on the sport that A. A. Milne once described as “the best game in the world at which to be bad.” Read musings on golf from such noteworthy folks as: John Updike Bill Clinton Ben Hogan Annika Sorenstam Rex Lardner Tiger Woods Jack Nicklaus P.G. Wodehouse Althea Gibson And hundreds of others!The Little Red Book of Golf Wisdom will entertain, instruct, and capture the essence of the game that has an irresistible hold on anyone connected with it—whether as a participant or a spectator. There’s a reason why people all over the world are drawn to a game that can easily break one’s heart. This book tells you why.

The Pocket Guide to Equine Knots: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Most Important Knots for Horse and Rider (Skyhorse Pocket Guides)

by Dan Aadland

As anyone who has ever stepped foot into a barn knows well, riding, handling, and caring for a horse is no easy task. Learning how to correctly tie knots can make things easier, but with more than four thousand different types of knots out there, the choices can be overwhelming. Experienced trainer and breeder Dan Aadland is here to help with The Pocket Guide to Equine Knots, a compact guidebook filled with only the most useful and practical knots for dealing with horses. Here, you’ll learn to recognize a “good” knot—a knot that holds but can be untied after pressure. You’ll look into the world of hitches (systems for packing items onto a horse) and splices (useful ways of joining ropes and creating loops). And you’ll learn step-by-step how to properly tie dozens of different knots, including:Square knotBowknotHitchAnd many moreSo whether you’re an experienced rider or you’re about to head out on the trail for the first time, The Pocket Guide to Equine Knots is guaranteed to help you as you ride off towards your next adventure.

Train Your Horse for the Backcountry: A Comprehensive Guide for Getting Beyond the Round Pen

by Dan Aadland

Many clinicians offer strong instruction in building a relationship with the horse but too often exclude safety concerns and teaching the skills necessary for safe and fulfilling use in the backcountry. They don?t show students how to tie up a horse?s foot should you have to restrain him to pull porcupine quills, and they don?t teach basic knots and hitches. Enter Dan Aadland, a seasoned equestrian and breeder who shares expertise gained from riding backroads and teaching clinics. Aadland first teaches students to understand the natural impulses of the horse and how to stay safe, a method he calls ?survival horsemanship.? He then moves on to training both horse and rider in the basics of trail riding, including saddling, mounting with control, trail savvy, types of trails and obstacles, domestic and wild animal encounters, and staying cool in stressful situations. Other helpful topics covered include:Essential neck rein skills Elementary packing A mule primer Safe trailering Low-impact trail riding And much more! With Beyond the Round Pen, riders will be ready for safe backcountry exploring in no time.

The Attacking Manual, Volume 1

by Jacob Aagaard

Attacking Manuals 1 & 2 comprise the first thorough examination of the nature of dynamics in chess, and the principles explained in this book are relevant to every chess game played. In lively no-nonsense language, Aagaard explains how the best players in the world attack. The rules of attack (the exploitation of a dynamic advantage) are explained in an accessible and entertaining style. This groundbreaking work is well balanced between easily understandable examples, exercises and deep analysis. <P><P>Volume 1 deals with bringing all the pieces into the action, momentum, color schemes, strongest and weakest points, and evolution/revolution.

Grandmaster Preparation: Attack and Defence (Grandmaster Preparation Ser.)

by Jacob Aagaard

Jacob Aagaard presents the main properties of how to attack and defend in chess. By carving dynamic chess into separate areas of ability, he gives the reader a clear way to expand his understanding of this vital part of the game.

Grandmaster Preparation: Strategic Play

by Jacob Aagaard

In Strategic Play Jacob Aagaard digs deep into the most complex area of chess thinking. The games and exercises in this book transcend regular chess skills, such as pattern recognition, calculation and positional analysis. Building on the two previous books in the Grandmaster Preparation series, this book challenges the reader to explore the complexities of chess, offering clarity and understanding through Aagaard's straightforward approach. <P><P>The Grandmaster Preparation series is aimed at ambitious players.

Chuck Taylor, All Star: The True Story of the Man behind the Most Famous Athletic Shoe in History

by Abraham Aamidor

His is the name on the label of the legendary Converse All-Star basketball shoe. Though the shoe has been worn by hundreds of millions, few, if any, know a thing about the man behind the name. Some even believe that there is no such person, that he is a marketer's fabrication like Betty Crocker. But "Chuck Taylor" was more than a rubber-soled, double-wall canvas-body shoe with a circular ankle patch, with a bright blue star in the middle and a signature across it. He may not have been a Michael Jordan, but Chuck Taylor did earn the right to be the face behind the most popular shoe in basketball.For this first-ever biography, Abraham Aamidor went on a three-year quest to learn the true story of Chuck Taylor. The search took him across the country, tracking down leads, and separating truth from legend--discovering that the truth, warts and all, was much more interesting than the myth. He found Chuck involved with "industrial league" basketball in the 1920s, working as a wartime coach with the Army Air Force, and organizing clinic after clinic. He was a true "ambassador of basketball" in Europe and South America as well as all over the United States. And he was, to be sure, a consummate marketing genius. He was elected to the Sporting Goods Hall of Fame before his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. This biography makes it clear that he belongs in both.

I Had a Hammer

by Hank Aaron

The man who shattered Babe Ruth's lifetime home run record, Henry "Hammering Hank" Aaron left his indelible mark on professional baseball and the world. But the world also left its mark on him. I Had a Hammer is much more than the intimate autobiography of one of the greatest names in pro sports-it is a fascinating social history of twentieth-century America. With courage and candor, Aaron recalls his struggles and triumphs in an atmosphere of virulent racism. He relives the breathtaking moment when, in the heat of hatred and controversy, he hit his 715th home run to break Ruth's cherished record-an accomplishment for which Aaron received more than 900,000 letters, many of them vicious and racially charged. And his story continues through the remainder of his milestone-setting, barrier-smashing career as a player and, later, Atlanta Braves executive--offering an eye-opening and unforgettable portrait of an incomparable athlete, his sport, his epoch, and his world.

Sports Great Michael Jordan (Sports Great Books)

by Nathan Aaseng

A biography of the star player for the Chicago Bulls who led the team to their first ever NBA championship in 1991, quit the game in 1993, and returned after eighteen months.

The Away Game: The Epic Search For Soccer's Next Superstars

by Sebastian Abbot

The gripping story of a group of boys discovered in what may be the largest talent search in sports history. Over the past decade, an audacious program called Football Dreams has held tryouts for millions of 13-year-old boys across Africa looking for soccer’s next superstars. Led by the Spanish scout who helped launch Lionel Messi’s career at Barcelona and funded by the desert kingdom of Qatar, the program has chosen a handful of boys each year to train to become professionals—a process over a thousand times more selective than getting into Harvard. In The Away Game, reporter Sebastian Abbot follows a small group of the boys as they are discovered on dirt fields across Africa, join the glittering academy in Doha where they train, and compete for the chance to gain fame and fortune at Europe’s top clubs. We meet Diawandou, a skilled Senegalese defender whose composure makes him a natural leader on the field; Hamza, a midfielder from Ghana with great talent but a mercurial personality to match; Ibrahima, a towering striker who scores goals by the bucketload; Serigne Mbaye, who glides by players effortlessly but happens to be deaf; and Bernard, often the smallest kid on the field but a sublime playmaker who invites constant comparison to Messi. Abbot masterfully weaves together the dramatic story of the boys’ journey with an exploration of the art and science of trying to spot talent at such a young age. As in so many other sports, data analytics in soccer have expanded in the wake of Moneyball, with scouts employing more sophisticated metrics like "expected goals" and tracking data to judge players. But, as The Away Game chronicles, soccer genius depends more on intangible qualities like "game intelligence" than on easily quantifiable ones. Richly reported and deeply moving, The Away Game is set against the geopolitical backdrop of Qatar’s rise from an impoverished patch of desert to an immensely rich nation determined to buy a place on the international stage. It is an unforgettable story of the joy and pain these talented African boys experience as they chase their dreams in a dizzying world of rich Arab sheikhs, money-hungry agents, and soccer-mad European fans.

Baseball Card Vandals

by Beau Abbott Bryan Abbott

The true story and bizarrely brilliant art of the creative duo Mashable called "the Rembrandt and Picasso of vandalized baseball cards." Every day since 2012, brothers Beau and Bryan Abbott have drawn crude jokes on their old trading cards from the '80s and '90s and posted them on Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram as Baseball Card Vandals. Now the fruits of this completely unnecessary labor have been collected in this stunningly absurd book. Inside you'll find a collection of over 200 "expertly" vandalized cards—including dozens of never-before-seen artworks—that blend the Vandals' signature oddball humor and artistic flair with a charming dose of sports nostalgia. Featuring an introduction on the Baseball Card Vandals history and process as well as a beautiful design inspired by vintage baseball cards, this book will be a hit with sports fans, art lovers, memorabilia collectors, pop culture watchers, Internet geeks, comedy connoisseurs, and permanent marker sniffers everywhere.

25 Días Para Perder Peso Rápidamente: Como Quemar Grasas Y Comer Sano

by James Abbott

Queremos tomarnos un momento para agradecerte que hayas comprado nuestra guía online. HiddenStuff Entertainment es una de las principales aplicaciones y editores de e-books online. Nuestra objetico es darle la máxima información para mejorar su vida. Sinceramente esperamos que esta guía te sea útil y beneficiosa en la aventura por mejorar. Queremos dar al lector el conocimiento y ayudarlo a conseguir las capacidades para llegar al más alto nivel en el tema que nos ocupa. En su medida contribuir a disfrutar de una experiencia más positiva y agradable. Después de todo, creemos que todo en la vida tiene que ser disfrutado y tan positivo como sea posible.

Dimagrire Velocemente in 25 Giorni Bruciare Grassi e Mangiare Sano Dieta Detox Low Carb per Lui: Guida sana e completa per capire ed eliminare il grasso corporeo naturalmente in 25 giorni.

by James Abbott

Perdere peso velocemente in 25 giorni. Come bruciare grassi e mangiare sano. La dieta detox low carb per lui. Una guida sana ed esaustiva per capire ed eliminare il grasso corporeo naturalmente in non più di 25 giorni. Questa guida vi aiuterà a controllare la naturale capacità che ha il vostro corpo, per bruciare grassi ed essere in forma. Su solida e provata base scientifica, questo libro vi insegnerà: -Vincere la fame - Le migliori abitudini per perdere peso - I migliori cibi per perdere peso - I migliori esercizi per perdere peso - Ad avere più energia e ad accelerare il metabolismo - Per uomini Se volete avere più energia mentre perdete peso, allora questo libro fa per voi. --> Andate a inizio pagina e cliccate per mettere il libro nel carrello ed acquistarlo subito Disclaimer: Questo autore e/o i detentori dei diritti non rivendicano, promettono, né garantiscono per la correttezza, completezza, o adeguatezza dei contenuti di questo libro, e declinano espressamente da qualsiasi responsabilità per errori ed omissioni del suo contenuto. Quest'opera è intesa per consultazione.

Goofballs #6: The Crazy Classroom Caper

by Tony Abbott Colleen Madden

Fans of Dav Pilkey's The Adventures of Ook and Glook and Patricia Reilly Giff's ZigZag Kids will flock to this chapter-book mystery series full of slapstick humor and silly situations by the wildly popular Tony Abbott, author of the Secrets of Droon series. Jeff, Mara, Brian, and Kelly are Goofballs and proud of it. Goofball private eyes. Together, they solve mysteries. How do they discover the truth? They use funny disguises, nutty inventions, and their secret weapon: Sparky the Goofdog!Objects have been disappearing from Ms. Becker's kindergarten classroom - blocks, an easel, even the class goldfish! Luckily, the Goofballs are ready to go undercover to help their former teacher learn the truth. But posing as teachers is hard work, especially when the entire class may be as smart as Kelly, as observant as Jeff, as creative as Mara, and as goofy as Brian. Everyone's a suspect, and every time the Goofballs turn their backs, something else vanishes. Soon, the whole classroom will be gone!Have the Goofballs been out-goofed? These young sleuths have never failed so solve a case, and they don't intend to start now!

The Bone Cage

by Angie Abdou

Digger, an 85-kilo wrestler, and Sadie, a 26-year-old speed swimmer, stand on the verge of realizing every athlete’s dream – winning a gold medal at the Olympics. Both athletes are nearing the end of their careers, and are forced to confront the question: what happens to athletes when their bodies are too worn to compete? The blossoming relationship between Digger and Sadie is tested in the intense months leading up to the Olympics, which, as both of them are painfully aware, will be the realization or the end of a life’s dream.

Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

<P>Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores his 50-year friendship with Coach John Wooden, one of the most enduring and meaningful relationships in sports history. <P>When future NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was still an 18-year-old high school basketball prospect from New York City named Lew Alcindor, he accepted a scholarship from UCLA largely on the strength of Coach John Wooden's reputation as a winner. It turned out to be the right choice, as Alcindor and his teammates won an unprecedented three NCAA championship titles. But it also marked the beginning of one of the most extraordinary and enduring friendships in the history of sports. <P>In COACH WOODEN AND ME, Abdul-Jabbar reveals the inspirational story of how his bond with John Wooden evolved from a history-making coach-player mentorship into a deep and genuine friendship that transcended sports, shaped the course of both men's lives, and lasted for half a century. <P>COACH WOODEN AND ME is a stirring tribute to the subtle but profound influence that Wooden had on Kareem as a player, and then as a person, as they began to share their cultural, religious, and family values while facing some of life's biggest obstacles. <P>From his first day of practice, when the players were taught the importance of putting on their athletic socks properly, to gradually absorbing the sublime wisdom of Coach Wooden's now famous "Pyramid of Success"; to learning to cope with the ugly racism that confronted black athletes during the turbulent Civil Rights era as well as losing loved ones, Abdul-Jabbar fondly recalls how Coach Wooden's fatherly guidance not only paved the way for his unmatched professional success but also made possible a lifetime of personal fulfillment. <P>Full of intimate, never-before-published details and delivered with the warmth and erudition of a grateful student who has learned his lessons well, COACH WOODEN AND ME is at once a celebration of the unique philosophical outlook of college basketball's most storied coach and a moving testament to the all-conquering power of friendship. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>

Bidding for Development: How the Olympic Bid Process Can Accelerate Transportation Development (Sports Economics, Management and Policy #9)

by Ngiste Abebe Mary Trina Bolton Maggie Pavelka Morgan Pierstorff

In 2012, over four billion people tuned in to watch the London Summer Olympics. As the single largest mega-event in the world, the Olympics has the power to captivate the global imagination. Long before athletes vie for a gold medal, however, competition between cities eager to host the Games kicks off with a rigorous bid process. The lengthy and expensive endeavor to host the Olympics is as high-stakes as any sporting event. Rather than encouraging cities to refrain from bidding, Bidding for Development takes a policy approach that challenges stakeholders to bid responsibly and strategically in pursuit of concrete outcomes. Every bid city has the potential to accelerate long-term transportation development through a strategic and robust planning process. This book concentrates on the phenomenon of repeat Olympic bids and the opportunities that may come from bidding, particularly for those cities that never win the Games. In this context, Bidding for Development explores the intersection between transportation infrastructure development, the Olympic bid process, and the resulting legacies experienced by bid losers. The findings address the central question: how can participating in the Olympic bid process accelerate transportation development regardless of the bid result? In response, this book presents a Bid Framework outlining how and when cities may use the bid to unite resources, align transportation priorities, and empower leaders to achieve urban development objectives in preparation for the Olympic bid. The Bid Framework is then applied to two case studies, Manchester and Istanbul, to examine each bid loser's effectiveness in using the bid process to catalyze transportation development. Concurrently, the book takes into consideration how the International Olympic Committee's evolving bid regulations and requirements relate to urban development and positive social legacy. Bidding for Development delivers actionable recommendations for all Olympic stakeholders to improve the value of the bid process and transportation benefits beyond the Games.

Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement (3rd Edition)

by Bruce Abernethy Vaughan Kippers Stephanie Hanrahan Marcus Pandy Ali Mcmanus Laurel Mackinnon

"Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement, Third Edition," introduces readers to key concepts concerning the anatomical, mechanical, physiological, neural, and psychological bases of human movement. The text provides undergraduate students with a broad foundation for more detailed study of the subdisciplines of human movement and for cross-disciplinary studies. Readers will learn the multi-dimensional changes in movement and movement potential that occur throughout the life span as well as those changes that occur as adaptations to training, practice, and other lifestyle factors. This third edition includes the latest research and improved presentation to address areas of growth and change in the fields of human movement. The following are important updates to this edition: - A new chapter on historical origins of human movement science provides students with an appreciation of the development of the field as well as its future directions. - Content regarding exercise physiology has been reorganized to provide more discrete coverage of key concepts in nutrition. - A new concluding section focuses on applications in the areas of prevention and management of chronic disease, prevention and management of injury, and performance enhancement in sport and the workplace, as well as the benefits of sport and exercise science to work, sport, and everyday living. - Ancillary materials support instructors in teaching across disciplines as they assist students in understanding the breadth of content in this comprehensive text. Using a modular approach to teaching sport and exercise science, "Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement, Third Edition," offers students a structured understanding of how the subdisciplines work independently and in tandem. Following a general introduction to the field of human movement studies, readers are introduced to basic concepts, life-span changes, and adaptations arising in response to training in each of the five major biophysical subdisciplines of human movement. Each subdiscipline is given a brief introduction, including the definition and historical development of the subdiscipline, the typical issues and problems it addresses, the levels of analysis it uses, and relevant professional training and organizations. Multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to human movement are also discussed along with contemporary applications. By studying the integration of knowledge from a number of the biophysical subdisciplines, students will be better prepared for advanced study and careers reliant on the integration of knowledge from various disciplines and perspectives. The third edition offers tools for retaining the material, including learning objectives and summaries in each chapter, a glossary, and lists of web-based resources. Throughout the text, special "In Focus" features highlight key organizations, individuals, and studies from around the world that have contributed to the current understanding of human movement. These features help readers appreciate the evolution of the field so that they may better understand its direction. Students interested in further study will find specialized texts for each of the subdisciplines listed in the Further Reading and References section of each chapter along with updated lists of websites. The third edition of "Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement" offers a comprehensive introduction for students, scientists, and practitioners involved in the many professions grounded in or related to human movement, kinesiology, and sport and exercise science. By considering the effect of adaptations in each of the biophysical subdisciplines of human movement, "Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement" also illustrates the important role physical activity plays in the maintenance of health throughout the life span.

Canine Tracking Guide

by Don Abney

Canine Tracking Guide details the two most common uses of the canine nose: following blood trails for wounded game and tracking humans (from lost children and missing hikers, to escaped convicts). The author explains the concept of human scent and how the amazing canine nose functions and then elaborates on the basic training principles, commands, exercises and patterns used in tracking work. Whether a reader is working with hunting dogs, police dogs, cadaver dogs or competition dog, this guide offers the correct information needed for every tracking pursuit.

Advances in Coach Education and Development: From research to practice

by Andrew Abraham Wayne Allison Andy Cale

This book highlights the latest advances in coach education and development through collaborative research co-ordinated by the English Football Association, the only national governing body of sport to run a coaching research programme. Advances in Coach Education and Development presents the first set of studies generated by this programme that display how research has informed policy and practice within the FA. Divided into three parts, each investigates an aspect of this programme such as the FA’s coaching education and development provision, its commitment to developing the developer, and how its coaches put their knowledge into practice. Each chapter includes sections that examine current issues, suggest considerations for other governing bodies and pose key questions including: What can other governing bodies learn from the FA’s programme? What is the best way to capture and compare different coaching systems? How can other organisations optimise success within their coach education and development programmes? How can future research continue to unpack and understand the complex role of coach educators? Bringing together a unique set of studies covering every level of football, from elite to grassroots, this book is essential reading for any serious sports coaching student, researcher or coach educator.

Reality Check

by Peter Abrahams

QB of the varsity football team. Passing grades in all his classes. Dating the hottest--and smartest--girl at school. Summer job paying more than minimum wage. Things in Cody's world seem to be going pretty well. Until, that is, his girlfriend, Clea, is sent off to boarding school across the country, and a torn ACL ends his high school football career. But bad things come in threes--or in Cody's case, sixes and twelves--and the worst is yet to come. While limping through town one day, Cody sees a newspaper heading: "Local Girl Missing." Clea, now his ex, has disappeared from her boarding school in Vermont, and the only clue is a letter she sent to Cody the morning of her disappearance. With that as his guide, Cody sets out to find out what happened. Once in Vermont, he unearths the town's secrets--and finds out that football isn't the only thing he's good at. Reality Check is another edge-of-your-seat suspense novel by the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author of Down the Rabbit Hole.

Tale of the Tape

by Eddie Abramoski

Stiries from the trainer for the Buffalo Bills over a 37 year period.

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