One Shot At Forever
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📒One Shot At Forever ✍ Chris Ballard
✏One Shot at Forever Book Summary : "One Shot at Forever is powerful, inspirational. . . . This isn't merely a book about baseball. It's a book about heart." --Jeff Pearlman, New York Times bestselling author of Boys Will Be Boys and The Bad Guys Won In 1971, a small-town high school baseball team from rural Illinois, playing with hand-me-down uniforms and peace signs on their hats, defied convention and the odds. Led by an English teacher with no coaching experience, the Macon Ironmen emerged from a field of 370 teams to represent the smallest school in Illinois history to make the state final, a distinction that still stands. There the Ironmen would play against a Chicago powerhouse in a dramatic game that would change their lives forever. In this gripping, cinematic narrative, Chris Ballard tells the story of the team and its coach, Lynn Sweet: a hippie, dreamer, and intellectual who arrived in Macon in 1966, bringing progressive ideas to a town stuck in the Eisenhower era. Beloved by students but not administration, Sweet reluctantly took over the ragtag team, intent on teaching the boys as much about life as baseball. Together they embarked on an improbable postseason run that buoyed a small town in desperate need of something to celebrate. Engaging and poignant, One Shot at Forever is a testament to the power of high school sports to shape the lives of those who play them, and it reminds us that there are few bonds more sacred than that among a coach, a team, and a town. "Macon's run at the title reminds us why sports matter and why sportswriting has such great power to inspire. . . . [It's] one hell of a good story, and Ballard has written one hell of a good book." --Jonathan Eig, Chicago Tribune
📒In Bed With Her Boss ✍ Brenda Jackson
✏In Bed with Her Boss Book Summary : BUSINESS AFFAIRS Opal Lockhart is smart, focused and dedicated to her career at Sports Unlimited. So how did she make the huge mistake of falling in love with her boss, the demanding and arrogant D'marcus Strong? A relationship with the charismatic CEO would torpedo her career…not that D'marcus would ever notice a straitlaced assistant like her. Then a major project forces them to work long hours together, and Opal discovers that not only has D'marcus noticed her, he wants her. Suddenly, Opal is pulled into a whirlwind of passion unlike any she's known. She refuses to be the CEO's secret mistress, but D'marcus doesn't want more. Is he protecting her from the fallout of their affair, or has she made yet another mistake?
📒The Best American Sports Writing 2013 ✍ Glenn Stout
✏The Best American Sports Writing 2013 Book Summary : J. R. Moehringer, a Pulitzer Prize–winning feature writer and the author of The Tender Bar, has selected the best in sports writing from the past year. Chosen from more than 350 national, regional, and specialty publications and, increasingly, the top sports blogs, this collection showcases those journalists who are at the top of their game.
📒The Warren Buffett Way ✍ Robert G. Hagstrom
✏The Warren Buffett Way Book Summary : Warren Buffett is the most famous investor of all time and oneof today’s most admired business leaders. He became abillionaire and investment sage by looking at companies asbusinesses rather than prices on a stock screen. The first twoeditions of The Warren Buffett Way gave investors theirfirst in-depth look at the innovative investment and businessstrategies behind Buffett’s spectacular success. The newedition updates readers on the latest investments byBuffett. And, more importantly, it draws on the new field ofbehavioral finance to explain how investors can overcome the commonobstacles that prevent them from investing likeBuffett. New material includes: How to think like a long-term investor – just likeBuffett Why “loss aversion”, the tendency of most investorsto overweight the pain of losing money, is one of the biggestobstacles that investors must overcome. Why behaving rationally in the face of the ups and downs of themarket has been the key to Buffett’s investing success Analysis of Buffett’s recent acquisition of H.J. Heinzand his investment in IBM stock The greatest challenge to emulating Buffett is not in theselection of the right stocks, Hagstrom writes, but in having thefortitude to stick with sound investments in the face of economicand market uncertainty. The new edition explains thepsychological foundations of Buffett’s approach, thus givingreaders the best roadmap yet for mastering both the principles andbehaviors that have made Buffett the greatest investor of ourgeneration.
📒Rich Man S Fake Fiancee ✍ Catherine Mann
✏Rich Man s Fake Fiancee Book Summary : Everyone is talking about the surprise engagement between Matthew Landis and Ashley Carson. Seems the oldest son of one of South Carolina's most powerful families is engaged to someone…ordinary. Could this announcement—conveniently leaked to the press—have to do with Matthew's quick exit from Ms. Carson's home very early in the morning? One wonders what chance such a match made in media heaven could have....
📒Piper Reed Forever Friend ✍ Kimberly Willis Holt
✏Piper Reed Forever Friend Book Summary : Piper is excited to move to a new state and catch up with old friends. But the move doesn't go as smoothly as she expected: Piper has trouble feeling accepted in her new surroundings. But then she meets Arizona Smiley. Arizona is an avid stamp collector and bowls in a league. Piper is intrigued by Arizona's originality and before long, she wins Arizona's affections, and the two become great friends. This move turns out to be the best one yet, and Piper is eager to spread her trademark "Get Off the Bus" catchphrase once again.
📒Walking Together Forever ✍ Jim Jackson
✏Walking Together Forever Book Summary : Fred Shero, the head coach of the teams forever remembered as the "Broad Street Bullies," chose the hours before Game 4 of the 1974 Stanley Cup Finals to inscribe this on the locker room blackboard: "Win together now and we walk together forever." Well, of course, that team went on to win not one, but two Stanley Cups. Shero could not have been more prophetic. Thirty years later, members of those Cup teams are still revered in the city of Philadelphia and throughout the hockey world, for that matter. In Walking Together Forever: The Broad Street Bullies Then and Now author Jim Jackson wants to bring people back to those glorious days of the 1974 and 1975 Stanley Cup championships through the telling of so many of the incredible anecdotes that emanated from the many memorable characters that created the glory: Walking Together Forever: The Broad Street Bullies Then and Now will follow the major principals of the Cup wins, taking readers through the remainder of those heroes' hockey careers, into retirement, and up to the present. Many of the stories of their personal trials, travails, and successes since hoisting Lord Stanley's Cup are as compelling as those from the championship years themselves. In the eyes of hockey fans, members of those teams have indeed "walked together forever."
📒Marianna Sirca ✍ Grazia Deledda
✏Marianna Sirca Book Summary : Jan Kozma's translation of Marianna Sirca is the near-literal rendering of a novel written by Grazia Deledda (1871-1936), the celebrated Italian author from Sardinia who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926. Almost all of Deledda's stories treat the lives, loves, tragedies, and triumphs of the author's native land - the remote, isolated, and often forbidding island of Sardinia. This new translation includes an introduction that highlights the salient episodes of Grazia Deledda's life and which situates Marianna Sirca both literarily within the author's opera omnia and as part of the general literary trends of the early European twentieth century. Jan Kozma presents the homonymous protagonist, Marianna Sirca, as one of the great literary precursors of the liberated, independent, modern woman - an ironic twist, given the repressive culture in which Marianna lives. The translator also provides numerous explanatory foot-notes that elucidate particular arcane aspects of Sardinian life in the late nineteenth century. Marianna Sirca is a 30-year-old woman of inherited wealth who lives in Nuoro, Sardinia. Because of her strong will and sense of independence, Marianna is the family "black sheep" - refusing to be married off to a distant relative in a social arrangement of convenience. Instead Marianna becomes involved with Simone Sole, a younger man who was a servant in the Sirca household in his youth and who is now an outlaw - wanted for banditry. Against the will of her entire family, the lovers plan to marry, but at Marianna's insistence only after Simone "gets right with the law." The novel traces the story of these two emarginated lovers through various twists and turns, ending with a typical Deleddan flourish that leaves the reader with a real awareness of Sardinian, social mores, values, attitudes, and tradition.
📒Forever Love ✍ Deborah Armstrong
✏Forever Love Book Summary : Does love at first sight really happen? Is there a difference between love at first sight and obsession? Davina Stuart, farmer and bestselling author of Second Harvest, shares a flight to Los Angeles with Hollywood's latest heartthrob, Quinn Thomas. Three hours of in-flight speed dating and Quinn's in love. Davina is not so sure. She's older and wiser. She'll settle for a one-night stand but he wants more. Davina's cows and her children are her life. She's not so sure about Hollywood and its glamour. Blue jeans, cowboy boots and her pickup truck are more her style. Quinn is tired of the plastic starlets, his empty bed and his lonely heart. Hed give up everything, including his career, for the love of a woman, his woman. Forever Love follows their whirlwind romance as the widow of two years, who thought her time for romance was over, finds love with a man who has to have her in his life, to love her forever.
✏Take a Shot at Destiny Book Summary :