Hittin the Jumper

Hittin  the Jumper
Available:
Author: Patrick Dowdall
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0997690208
Release: 2016-07-20
Editor: Goosetown Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Hittin' the Jumper is a nostalgic tale of the key role that the game of basketball has played in the life of an ordinary player-a 60-year journey from the alley hoops and playgrounds of his boyhood hometowns in Montana to the hallowed halls of Notre Dame and Harvard, white-shoe law firms in New York and Chicago, and a variety of urban and suburban courts. Along the way, the author re-discovers fascinating characters and lost worlds in an appreciation of the gifts that playing the sport for a lifetime can bring. Several with whom he has shared the court-teammates and opponents-became famous in politics, business, and academia, and a few were former NBA players. Most, however, were not in the headlines. Their stories are diverse. Some are filled with humor, others are instructive and insightful, particularly in dealing with the challenges of continuing to play as age encroaches, while a few are tragic. All touched the author as they did their fellow hoopsters through the years. The author's basketball life has been shaped by the history, traditions, and ethos of the communities where he played, whether it was the local basketball lore or, even more generally, the prevailing culture of a place. These places include the neighborhood of the birth of our country and the site of the birth of the game of basketball itself. The courts in these communities each possess a distinctive character. Some were inspirational because of their historic connections while others simply provided comfort with their familiarity, intimacy, and charm. Lovers of basketball and the history of sport, of unusual life stories and sentimental journeys, will find this memoir both pleasurable and informative.

Connie Morgan in the Lumber Camps

Connie Morgan in the Lumber Camps
Available:
Author: James Beardsley Hendryx
Pages: 313
ISBN: NYPL:33433082539895
Release: 1919
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang A G

Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang  A G
Available:
Author: Jonathan E. Lighter,J. Ball,Random House (Firm)
Pages: 1006
ISBN: UOM:49015002912294
Release: 1994
Editor: Random House Reference

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A collection of American slang which includes both present-day and historical terms

The Hopkins Review

The Hopkins Review
Available:
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B5182174
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Behind The Wall

Behind    The Wall
Available:
Author: David Hodge
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781646107889
Release: 2020-11-02
Editor: Dorrance Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Behind “The Wall” By: David Hodge Behind “The Wall” is a memoir of author David Hodge’s experiences behind prison walls. These experiences remind us that we do not want to waste our life in prison before deciding to live an honest, God-fearing life. We only get one life here on Earth. Maintaining our freedom is the best thing we can do for ourselves, free to go and come as we please, free to choose our partners in life, free to manage our life. We do not have to sell dope for a living or use illegal drugs to escape reality. Society needs to stop idolizing drug dealers and praising a man for holding down a job. And the responsible ones of this country need to work on paying a decent wage to our uneducated workforce so they are not enticed by the possibilities of illegal activities. That is what fuels the penal system, folks taking a chance at the American Dream because they believe they can support themselves, family, and lifestyle with such activities. David hopes his experiences will touch the hearts of those trying not to return to prison, those lost without a direction, and those looking for guidance.

The Saturday Evening Post

The Saturday Evening Post
Available:
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: MINN:31951001459134H
Release: 1917
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Australian Capers Or Christopher Cockle s Colonial Experience

Australian Capers  Or  Christopher Cockle s Colonial Experience
Available:
Author: John Richard Houlding,Old Boomerang
Pages: 444
ISBN: UIUC:30112047697781
Release: 1867
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Dialects at School

Dialects at School
Available:
Author: Jeffrey Reaser,Carolyn Temple Adger,Walt Wolfram,Donna Christian
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781317678977
Release: 2017-05-12
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Like its predecessor, Dialects in Schools and Communities, this book illuminates major language-related issues that educational practitioners confront, such as responding to dialect related features in students’ speech and writing, teaching Standard English, teaching students about dialects, and distinguishing dialect difference from language disorders. It approaches these issues from a practical perspective rooted in sociolinguistic research, with a focus on the research base for accommodating dialect differences in schools. Expanded coverage includes research on teaching and learning and attention to English language learners. All chapters include essential information about language variation, language attitudes, and principles of handling dialect differences in schools; classroom-based samples illustrating the application of these principles; and an annotated resources list for further reading. The text is supported by a Companion Website (www.routledge.com/cw/Reaser) providing additional resources including activities, discussion questions, and audio/visual enhancements that illustrate important information and/or pedagogical approaches. Comprehensive and authoritative, Dialects at School reflects both the relevant research bases in linguistics and education and educational practices concerning language variation. The problems and examples included are authentic, coming from the authors’ own research, observations and interactions in public school classrooms, and feedback in workshops. Highlights include chapters on oral language and reading and writing in dialectally diverse classrooms, as well as a chapter on language awareness for students, offering a clear and compelling overview of how teachers can inspire students to learn more about language variation, including their own community language patterns. An inventory of dialect features in the Appendix organizes and expands on the structural descriptions presented in the chapters.

Athletic Journal

Athletic Journal
Available:
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UVA:X000738750
Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Vols. 9-10 include proceedings of the 8th-11th annual meeting of the American Football Coaches Association and of the 3d-6th annual meeting of the National Association of the Basketball Coaches of the United States.

Paranormal Investigations 5 A Faint Whiff of Wet Dog

Paranormal Investigations 5  A Faint Whiff of Wet Dog
Available:
Author: EH Walter
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781326464288
Release: 2021
Editor: Lulu.com

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Liberty Hound

The Liberty Hound
Available:
Author: Joseph Currey
Pages: 172
ISBN: 9780595007097
Release: 2000-08-01
Editor: iUniverse

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The irrepressible Sammy Bench joined the Navy during World War II and never before or after has there been such a sailor. Part con man, part savior, we follow his antics, trials and tribulations through boot camp and into a Ships Company assignment. These were the men who fought their libidos and fears; sailors who “comforted” war widows and romanced the young ladies who creamed to do their part for the war effort. We meet Sammy’s buddies Billy and Bernie and his girlfriend Sarah, and what a profound effect each one’s life has, as a result of Sammy. They struggle together to try to make sense through the later years of WWII before the Bomb ended it all. The novel grabs a hold and won’t let go from page one. This book could only be written by one who was there, Seaman Joseph Currey, Liberty Hound. Joseph Currey is a retired State of California Security Enforcement Officer who served in the United States Navy during the later years of World War II. He completed boot camp at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Chicago. Mr. Currey is also the author of a comedy-mystery novel titled, The Nutt House, and has written 11 short stories. He resides in Encinitas, California. Quotes: "The Liberty Hound made my laugh and made me cry. What remarkable memories of Boots and making the most of liberty time with the ladies of Chicago and Milwaukee. We were young and invincible but we also knew that every fling might be our last. Joe Currey has captured an era on paper that is truly a page-turner. If you were a Liberty Hound, you might want to hide this book from your wife."-Fred Puffenburger, Lt. Commander, (Ret.), Pearl Harbor Survivor "The author puts you in the middle of the action of WW II boot camp. In the back of our minds we all thought we might become just one of the million-plus who were expected to die in the invasion of Japan, so make every day count. The Liberty Hound does just that in a most remarkable story. The action and fun never stops until the last page. Riveting!" Thanks, Joseph Currey, for such vivid memories."-L.C. Smythe, M/Sgt., USMC (Ret.), Purple Heart Recipient

Collier s

Collier s
Available:
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015019941288
Release: 1924
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The 1931 1940 American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States

The 1931 1940  American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States
Available:
Author: American Film Institute
Pages: 1504
ISBN: 0520079086
Release: 1993-06
Editor: Univ of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The entire field of film historians awaits the AFI volumes with eagerness.--Eileen Bowser, Museum of Modern Art Film Department Comments on previous volumes: The source of last resort for finding socially valuable . . . films that received such scant attention that they seem 'lost' until discovered in the AFI Catalog.--Thomas Cripps Endlessly absorbing as an excursion into cultural history and national memory.--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

The University Review

The University Review
Available:
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015009214654
Release: 1940
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The New Writing in the U S A

The New Writing in the U S A
Available:
Author: Donald Allen,Robert Creeley
Pages: 331
ISBN: UCAL:B3474822
Release: 1967
Editor: Harmondsworth : Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Soldiers of Misfortune

Soldiers of Misfortune
Available:
Author: Percival Christopher Wren
Pages: 366
ISBN: STANFORD:36105036139322
Release: 1929
Editor: Longmans, Green

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Top 10 of Film

The Top 10 of Film
Available:
Author: Russell Ash
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0789496402
Release: 2003
Editor: Dk Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents numerous top ten lists about motion pictures, actors, actresses, and directors, including the top ten films of individual actors and actresses and of specific film genres.

Christopher Cockle s Australian Experiences

Christopher Cockle s Australian Experiences
Available:
Author: John Richard Houlding
Pages: 465
ISBN: NYPL:33433112048651
Release: 1913
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Low Rider

Low Rider
Available:
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UTEXAS:059172146209866
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

No Day of Triumph

No Day of Triumph
Available:
Author: Jay Saunders Redding
Pages: 340
ISBN: UOM:39015002379611
Release: 1942
Editor: New York ; London : Harper & brothers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK: