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A Bowl Full of Memories

by Rich Marazzi

Bowl Full of Memories: 100 Years of Football at the Yale Bowl covers the Yale football from its inception in 1872 and pays tribute to the historic Yale Bowl, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014. Based on more than 150 interviews-more than 100 of which were conducted with former players-the book serves as a time-capsule of Yale football by those who took part in this most storied college football program. Players, coaches, writers, broadcasters and fans give their view of the spectacle, people, places, and contests that make Yale football history come to life. Marazzi, who has seen almost every game in the Yale Bowl in the last 50 years, gives due attention to the career of towering figures like legendary Yale football coach Walter Camp, whose story is important to understanding Yale football and the evolution of the game as we know it. And of course he covers the one of the oldest rivalries in college sports, between Yale and Harvard.The book takes readers into the huddle, the locker room, the practice field, the campus, and the hearts and minds of Yalies over the past century. Bowl Full of Memories: 100 Years of Football at the Yale Bowl is a book that every Yale alum, Ivy League and college football fan will want to own and refer to often.

A Bowl of Sun

by Frances Wosmek

From the book: A little blind girl learns to cope with a new environment when she and her father move out of their old neighborhood.

Bowled Over

by Victoria Hamilton

Stirring up trouble... Vintage kitchenware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton has been estranged from her high school best friend Kathy Cooper since they were teenagers, but she never knew what turned Kathy against her. After fireworks at a Fourth of July picnic, Jaymie discovers the body of her former friend in the park. On the ground nearby is Jaymie's own Depression-era glass bowl, broken in two. With her fingerprints all over the bowl and a troubled history with the victim, Jaymie suddenly finds herself at the top of the list of suspects. Did the killer intend to frame her for the murder? If so, she is ready to mix it up, because solving crimes is vintage Jaymie Leighton...

Bowleg Bill, Seagoing Cowboy

by Wyatt Blassingame

If Bowleg Bill hadn't fallen asleep on the ship, we might never have known how this cowboy became a sailor. Other tall tales by Wyatt Blassingame are available in this library.

Bowling

by Ruth E. Tandy Joan L. Martin Charlene Agne-Traub

This is a general reference about bowling, including history, playing tips, etc.

Bowling

by Mark Miller

Popular in various forms the world over, bowling became one of America's favorite pastimes as early as the 1800s. Bowling rules were standardized in New York in 1895. But it wasn't until after World War II that bowling really swept the nation, and by the 1950s and '60s, bowling was ubiquitous in towns and cities small and large. Local and national competitions, television specials, and the Professional Bowlers Association helped fuel the fire. Soon, adults and children alike were participating in bowling on a regular basis, often in weekly leagues. Though popularity has waxed and waned over the years, today more than 95 million people count themselves as regular bowlers. Bowling expert Mark Miller traces the history of bowling in the United States in this colorful and concise exploration of bowling as both a sport and a leisure activity. From its ancient beginnings to the mid-century boom to today's bowling and entertainment centers, Miller captures the essence of bowling.

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community

by Robert D. Putnam

Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work -- but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume, Bowling Alone, which The Economist hailed as "a prodigious achievement." Drawing on vast new data that reveal Americans' changing behavior, Putnam shows how we have become increasingly disconnected from one another and how social structures -- whether they be PTA, church, or political parties -- have disintegrated. Until the publication of this groundbreaking work, no one had so deftly diagnosed the harm that these broken bonds have wreaked on our physical and civic health, nor had anyone exalted their fundamental power in creating a society that is happy, healthy, and safe. Like defining works from the past, such as The Lonely Crowd and The Affluent Society,and like the works of C. Wright Mills and Betty Friedan, Putnam's Bowling Alone has identified a central crisis at the heart of our society and suggests what we can do.

Bowling For Dummies

by Lisa Iannucci A. J. Forrest

The fast and easy way to perfect your bowling gameBowling is an inexpensive date, an affordable night out for the whole family, and a fun hangout activity for kids of all ages. Bowling For Dummies reveals the tips, tricks, and rules of play for this iconic American sport.While not every player can hope to bowl 300, you can improve your average and show off for friends, family, and bowling league teammates. Bowling For Dummies provides easy-to-understand instructions for improving your bowling game. The expert tips and advice take you through every step of the game, from selecting the right shoes to the proper way to yell, "Strike!"Packed with photos and line drawingsStep-by-step instructions and illustrations included for all techniquesCovers beginner through more advanced techniquesWhether you're a casual bowler or on a bowling league, the practical, friendly advice in Bowling For Dummies will have you itching to hit the lanes to try out your new skills.

Box Builder's Handbook

by A. J. Hamler

Our daily lives are full of boxes#151;some purely functional, others purely decorative, but most provide both beauty and a worthwhile purpose. There are many ways to make boxes; square, round, long, tall, turned or bandsawn. In theBox Builder's Handbookauthor A. J. Hamler presents some of the projects as introductions to specific box styles. Others are standalone projects, but most are an example of a box type, and as part of the project he offers tips and suggestions on how to use the project as a springboard to make additional boxes of this type. Follow the step-by-step instructions and diagrams to build the box of your choice, or build them all and learn a new skill with each new project. And as a bonus, every project in this book will make a great handmade gift for someone special.

Box by Box: 21 Projects for Developing Your Woodworking Skills

by Jim Stack

Hone Your Woodworking Skills One Box at a Time When it comes to great woodworking projects, it's hard to beat boxes. Using a minimal amount of materials, you can craft wonderful gifts or items for sale. And it's a great opportunity to use those pieces of special wood you've been hoarding. The real trick to successful box-making is coming up with the right designs. If you've been looking for attractive box projects that suit your particular tools and abilities, you've picked the right book. In these pages, you'll find plans for 21 delightful boxes along with step-by-step instructions for making them. They include lovely, simple creations that a novice can make with just a few hand tools, all the way through designs with drawers and dovetail joinery that will provide experienced woodworkers with an exciting challenge. Regardless of your woodworking experience, building these boxes provides a world of fun and the opportunity to develop new skills. In the process, you'll become a better woodworker#151;bit by bit, and box by box.

Box Girl

by Lilibet Snellings

When 22-year-old Lilibet Snellings moved to Los Angeles on a whim, she unintentionally became a "slash" to keep her head above water-a writer/waitress/actress/Box Girl. One night each week, Lilibet would go to The Standard Hotel in West Hollywood, don a pair of white boy shorts with a matching tank, touch up her lip gloss, and crawl into a giant glass case behind the front desk. There, she could do whatever she wanted-check email, catch up on reading, even sleep-as long as she ignored the many hotel guests who would point and ask the staff, "Is she allowed to use the bathroom?" (Yes.)Dog-paddling through her twenties, Snellings resisted financial bailouts (for the most part) from her sweet Southern mother and business-oriented dad, while pondering her peculiar position as a human art installation. Was she a piece of art or a piece of ass? Was she allowed to read both Walt Whitman and US Weekly as she lounged in an oversized, waterless aquarium behind a hotel concierge desk? From misinterpreting a modeling agency interview as a talent audition, to avoiding Bond-girl-style deaths at New Year's Eve parties, Snellings shares and laughs at her many mishaps while living in LA.

The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger

by Marc Levinson

In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that made the boom in global trade possible. "The Box" tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the sweeping economic consequences of the sharp fall in transportation costs that containerization brought about. Published on the fiftieth anniversary of the first container voyage, this is the first comprehensive history of the shipping container. It recounts how the drive and imagination of an iconoclastic entrepreneur, Malcom McLean, turned containerization from an impractical idea into a massive industry that slashed the cost of transporting goods around the world and made the boom in global trade possible. But the container didn't just happen. Its adoption required huge sums of money, both from private investors and from ports that aspired to be on the leading edge of a new technology. It required years of high-stakes bargaining with two of the titans of organized labor, Harry Bridges and Teddy Gleason, as well as delicate negotiations on standards that made it possible for almost any container to travel on any truck or train or ship. Ultimately, it took McLean's success in supplying U. S. forces in Vietnam to persuade the world of the container's potential. Drawing on previously neglected sources, economist Marc Levinson shows how the container transformed economic geography, devastating traditional ports such as New York and London and fueling the growth of previously obscure ones, such as Oakland. By making shipping so cheapthat industry could locate factories far from its customers, the container paved the way for Asia to become the world's workshop and brought consumers a previously unimaginable variety of low-cost products from around the globe.

The Box of Delights

by John Masefield

The Box of Delights is a 294 page Children's fantasy novel written by the British Poet Laureate John Masefield and first published in 1935. It is the second of two classic children's novels that Masefield wrote about the adventures of Kay Harker. It was republished in 2007 by the New York Review of Books, Children's Collection, and the summary reads as follows: STRANGE THINGS BEGIN TO HAPPEN THE MINUTE YOUNG KAY HARKER BOARDS THE TRAIN TO GO home for Christmas and finds himself under observation by two very shifty-looking characters. Arriving at his destination, the boy is immediately accosted by a bright-eyed old man with a mysterious message: "The wolves are running." Soon danger is everywhere, as a gang of criminals headed by the notorious wizard Abner Brown and his witch wife Sylvia Daisy Pouncer gets to work. What does Abner Brown want? The magic box that the old man has entrusted to Kay, which allows him to travel freely not only in space but in time, too. The gang will stop at nothing to carry out their plan, even kidnapping Kay's friend, the tough little Maria Jones, and threatening to cancel Christmas celebrations altogether. But with the help of his allies, including an intrepid mouse, a squadron of Roman soldiers, the legendary Herne the Hunter, and the inventor of the Box of Delights himself, Kay just may be able to rescue his friend, foil Abner Brown's plot, and save Christmas, too. At once a thriller, a romp, and a spellbinding fantasy, The Box of Delights is a great English children's book and a perfect Christmas treat. "It is ... a unique work and will often be re-read....The beauties, all the 'delights' that keep on emerging from the box-are so exquisite, and quite unlike anything I have seen elsewhere." C.S. LEWIS

Box Out

by John Coy

John Coy turns to the high-stakes world of high school basketball in this fast-paced YA novel--now in paperback with new cover art! Sophomore Liam Bergstrom just joined the varsity basketball team. His teammates made varsity because they're good. Liam's here because he's tall and Coach needs a guy who can grab rebounds. It's the chance Liam's been waiting for, but already he's playing catch-up. The other guys know what Coach expects, and they're willing to do things Coach's way, no matter what. So when Liam questions the team's practice of praying together before games, he's suddenly the odd man out. Now Liam has to find the guts to stand up for what he believes in--and take his game to a whole new level.

Box Out

by John Coy

High school sophomore Liam jeopardizes his new position on the varsity basketball team when he decides to take a stand against his coach who is leading prayers before games and enforcing team-wide participation.

The Box That Watch Found (Boxcar Children #113)

by Gertrude Chandler Warner

One day in the park, the Aldens' dog, Watch, comes across a mysterious box with a note inside. "Congratulations!" the note says. "You've found it!" The box is part of a fun new treasure-hunting game, and soon Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are looking all over town for cleverly hidden boxes. But they're not the only ones on the trail for clues! When several of the treasure boxes go missing, the game is ruined for everyone. Who would steal the boxes--and why?

Box Turtles and Other Pond and Marsh Turtles (World Book's Animals of the World)

by Christina Johnson

Introduces the box turtle and talks about keeping one as a pet.

The Boxer and the Spy

by Robert B. Parker

Another teen thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser mysteries. When a shy high school student?s body is found washed up on the shore of a quiet New England beach town?an apparent suicide?fifteen-year-old Terry Novak doesn?t know what to think. Something just doesn?t add up, so he decides to do some investigating of his own with the help of his best friend, Abby. It doesn?t take long before they learn that asking questions puts them in grave danger, and surviving is going to be a fight. Fortunately, Terry has been learning a thing or two about fighting, thanks to a retired boxer named George, who teaches the boy to use his head and always keep his feet set beneath him?lessons Terry takes to heart in more ways than one. He will need to. Robert B. Parker, New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser novels, delivers a taut, empowering mystery for young readers. .

The Boxer and the Spy

by Robert B. Parker

When a shy high school student's body is found washed up on the shore of a quiet beach town - an apparent suicide - Terry Novak doesn't know what to think. He decides to do some investigating with the help of his best friend, Abby. Before long, they learn that asking questions puts them in grave danger. Fortunately, Terry has been learning about fighting, thanks to a retired boxer, who teaches him to use his head and keep his feet set beneath him - lessons Terry takes to heart in more ways than one. Robert B. Parker delivers a taut, empowering mystery for teen readers.

Boxers Are the Best! (The Best Dogs Ever)

by Elaine Landau

What's that dog with the short coat, square build, and seemingly boundless energy? It's the boxer! Boxers are kind hearted dogs with keen intelligence and playful spirits. Their owners think they are the best dogs ever--and it's easy to see why. If you're a boxer fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from its loyal personality and strong physique to its history as a herding dog in Germany. You'll also want to find out how to care for the boxer. So check out this go-to guide for boxer lovers--and learn all about why boxers are the best breed there is!

Boxers: Everything about Purchase, Care, Feeding, Breeding, and Training

by Herta E. Kraupa-Tuskany

An expert answers all your questions about boxer care: feeding, behavior, health, breeding and much more. Up-to-date and informative, yet clear enough for young pet owners.

The Boxes

by William Sleator

When she opens two strange boxes left in her care by her mysterious uncle, fifteen-year-old Annie discovers a swarm of telepathic creatures and unleashes a power capable of slowing down time.

The Boxing Scene

by Thomas Hauser

The Boxing Scene, Hauser's "provocative new anthology," contains all of his trademark insights and candor as he peels away layers of hypocrisy to reveal the men who make up the contemporary boxing landscape. Hauser exposes the inner workings of HBO Sports; examines the phenomenon of mixed martial arts as it relates to boxing; and records the amusing encounter between his 81-year-old mother and larger-than-life boxing impresario Don King. "The Boxing Scene" also updates Hauser's personal and professional thoughts on superstars like Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto, and Bernard Hopkins as well as fight promoter Bob Arum, announcer Bob Sheridan and a host of others.

The Boxtrolls: The Stinkiest Cheese in Cheesebridge

by Emily C. Hughes

An 8x8 storybook based on the new feature film. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs, since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by villainous pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher, who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kindhearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and adventurous rich girl Winnie to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change - and cheese. © 2014 Universal

Boy 30529

by Felix Weinberg

"Anyone who survived the exterminations camps must have an untypical story to tell. The typical camp story of the millions ended in death ... We, the few who survived the war and the majority who perished in the camps, did not use and would not have understood terms such as 'holocaust' or 'death march.' These were coined later, by outsiders." Boy 30529 tells the story of a child who at the age of twelve lost everything: hope, home, and even his own identity. Born into a respectable Czech family, Felix's early years were idyllic. But when Nazi persecution threatened in 1938, his father travelled to England, hoping to arrange for his family to emigrate there. His efforts came too late, and his wife and children fell into the hands of the Fascist occupiers. Thus begins a harrowing tale of survival, horror and determination. Over the following years, Felix survived five concentration camps, including Terezín, Auschwitz and Birkenau, as well as, by the skin of his teeth, the Death March from Blechhammer in 1945. Losing both his brother and mother in the camps, Felix was liberated at Buchenwald and eventually reunited at the age of seventeen with his father in Britain, where they built a new life together. Boy 30529 is an extraordinary memoir, as well as a meditation on the nature of memory. It helps us understand why the Holocaust remains a singular presence at the heart of historical debate.

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