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📒Hittin The Jumper ✍ Patrick Dowdall
✏Hittin the Jumper Book Summary : 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.
📒Ma I Ve Reached For The Moon An I M Hittin The Stars ✍ Martha Long
✏Ma I ve Reached for the Moon an I m Hittin the Stars Book Summary : After a failed suicide attempt and recovery in the mad house, Martha is heading for France to be reunited with the one true love of her life. Father Ralph Fitzgerald rescued her from the streets when she was sixteen and was the first person to show Martha true love and affection. But their relationship threatened his vocation and he eventually fled to Africa to take up missionary work. Martha never got over losing him and now, after nearly twenty years, he has made contact again. She sets off on a mission to find him and uncover his motives for getting in touch. Does he still love her? Has he left the priesthood? Is he now free to marry her? She needs to know what the future is going to hold.
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📒The Liberty Hound ✍ Joseph Currey
✏The Liberty Hound Book Summary : 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
📒Dialects In Schools And Communities ✍ Walt Wolfram
✏Dialects in Schools and Communities Book Summary : Text for professionals in ed. and related fields addresses natural interest & educational concern about dialects by considering some major issues confronting educational practitioners. No background in linguistics/sociolinguistics is assumed by reader.
📒Okay I M Better Now ✍ William E. "Tony" Franklin, Jr.
✏Okay I m Better Now Book Summary : In reading this book, you will get a glimpse of my day-to-day life. The tirades (or stories) are based on true life events that have either pissed me off or made me think. No doubt, this book will make some of you uncomfortable and somewhat offended. Half of you won't make it through the first tirade. I don't care. But if you can keep reading, your uncomfort may release you and be a blessing from a maniac. I feel so many things go unquestioned or unanswered in the world. We live lives not of quiet despair , but of quiet slavery. We submit to a 9 to 5 , we submit to marriage and divorce, we submit to 2.5 children, we submit to our friends' dumb ass suggestions, we submit we submit . We witness things that piss us off and we do nothing. Yet, we will wait for someone to take up the mantle and speak out. Well, I could no longer wait for someone else to do what I should have done long ago. When I wrote the first tirade, I was pissed off. And while I was writing it, I had no intention of writing another (at least initially). But, the release was incredible - therapeutic. And the funny fucking thing was I really had something to say all be it in my own unique way. People wrote me to let me know I had tapped into something or touch a nerve. My friends wanted me dead..my family wanted me deader. But, everyone wanted more and I had more to say. So as you read this book, whether you are sitting on the toilet, in prison cell or in your cubicle at work, it really is my gift to you. Please let me know what you think. Hell, you may become the next subject of a tirade
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📒Shorts 2 ✍ Candia McWilliam
✏Shorts 2 Book Summary : Selected from more than 2000 entries to the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday short story competition of 1999, these stories include the six shortlisted stories as well as the winner.
✏Author : Samuel Barclay Charters
✏Publisher : Oak Publications.
✏Release Date : 1967
✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105041497319
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
✏The Bluesmen The singers and the styles from Mississippi Alabama and Texas up to the Second World War with a brief consideration of some of the traceable relationships between the blues and African song Book Summary :
📒The Trouble Of It Is ✍ David McCheyne Newell
✏The trouble of it is Book Summary : Stories from one corner of the American back country extol the ways of jumping fish, moonshiners' machinations, Aunt Effie Epps, Sheriff Charlie Dean, and the good deeds of kinfolks