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📒 Swish Nicholson ✍ Robert A. Greenberg
✏ Swish Nicholson Book Summary : This is the first biography of Bill “Swish” Nicholson, a Cubs favorite and baseball’s top slugger during the World War II era. Only days out of college in 1936, Nicholson went straight to the majors, putting in a brief appearance for Connie Mack’s Philadelphia A’s before he was optioned to the minors. His contract eventually purchased by the Cubs, Nicholson spent 10 years on the North Side of Chicago, where he would claim National League home run and RBI titles twice, earn spots on five National League All-Star teams, and play a pivotal role on the pennant-winning club of 1945. After Nicholson was traded to the Phillies, amid the dissenting cries of Cubs fans, he helped the 1950 Whiz Kids to the National League title with two dramatic pinch-hit home runs. This balanced, carefully researched biography covers Nicholson’s life early and late, thoroughly describes his legendary feats of slugging, and gauges his accomplishments in light of the era in which played.
📒Swish ✍ Elena Delle Donne
✏Swish Book Summary : From WNBA MVP, Olympic gold medalist, and global ambassador to the Special Olympics Elena Delle Donne comes the fifth novel in a middle grade series with as much heart as there is game. Elle has been having a lot of fun on the volleyball team, a mentality she has decided to take with her to basketball once she rejoins the team. But even though Elle has decided she wants to return…will her teammates and coach welcome her back with open arms? It may take more than a swish to make this a winning decision!
📒Swish ✍ Mark Stewart
✏Swish Book Summary : From three-pointers to slam dunks, Swish: The Quest for Basketball’s Perfect Shot goes beyond the record books and explores all aspects of making a basket. This book features amazing shots, player profiles, and tons of trivia. Authors Mark Stewart and Mike Kennedy cover basketball from the late 1800s to modern times, showcasing top male and female players both at the college level and in the pros.
📒Swish ✍ Doug Leaman
✏Swish Book Summary : After World War II, when basketball courts sprang up in Philadelphia neighborhoods, thousands of young men devoted their teenage years trying to become superstars. During the 1950s and 1960s, players like Tom Gola, Ernie Beck, and Dippy Carosi, and later Hal Lear and Wilt Chamberlain, recreated the game of basketball into an East Coast love affair. In May of 1949, at age thirteen, author Doug Leaman fell in love with basketball, and his quest for stardom revolved around a pair of sneakers, a ball, and the swishing of a net. From that day forward, the art of basketball dominated every aspect of his life. In Swish, he tells how he devoted his first two years on the court working on his two-handed set shot, and how, after researching his goal, Leaman was able to shoot the eyes out of the basket during his high school, college, and service time in the Marine Corps. Leaman shares his story to show how a young athlete who participates in sports can achieve tremendous results by hanging in there and never giving up. He believes that although most athletes wont become superstars or all-Americans, the competitive experiences, the drive, and the determination to excel enriches ones life fully.
📒Bruce And Swish ✍ Marie Hayes Lowery
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📒Swish Swoosh ✍ Kelly Doudna
✏Swish Swoosh Book Summary : This entertaining and unique title features a two-part approach to learning about onomatopoeiawords that sound like what they describe. Photographs and simple sentences help to introduce unknown words for different sounds that animals make. Includes a short story for practice reading some of these words.
📒Fish Swish Splash Dash ✍ Suse MacDonald
✏Fish Swish Splash Dash Book Summary : Follow the leader and count the fish that live beneath the sea, then turn the book upside-down and count back down.
📒Owl Window Owl Swamp Owl Blood ✍ Andreas Eschenbacher
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📒Hum And Swish ✍ Matt Myers
✏Hum and Swish Book Summary : Jamie wants to quietly work on an art project near her friend, the sea, but people keep disturbing her by asking questions.
✏Swish of the Kris the Story of the Moros Authorized and Enhanced Edition Book Summary : THIS NEWLY ENHANCED EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S 1936 BOOK IS PARTICULARLY RELEVANT TO THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF THE CURRENT MORO (ISLAMIC FILIPINO) POLITICAL AND BRUTALLY SAVAGE EVENTS IN THE SOUTHERN ISLANDS, INCLUDING ABU SAYYAF AND THE HISTORICAL CONNECTION TO BOTH TRADIONAL AND RADICAL ISLAM. It now contains photographs and maps from the author's private collection never before available; a new introduction setting out the author's history and connection to the Philippines; and a new comprehensive index to this history of the Moros' 500 year struggle to maintain their culture and their tradional homeland. LEGENDARY WARRIORS: THE ISLAMIC MOROS OF THE PHILIPPINES HAVE NEVER BEEN CONQUERED. To reach a real understanding of the forces of history that made the Moros the fearsome fighters that they were and are, the author gives the reader hard facts, careful research, and vivid prose. Although Hurley was writing at a much earlier time and from a western viewpoint, there is no doubt about his respect and admiration for the character and convictions of the fighting Moros, and his disdain for the ineffective strategies and tactics of the US military.