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📒Undefeated Innocence ✍ Cheryl Crofoot Knapp
✏Undefeated Innocence Book Summary : Do you wonder where God is in Alzheimer's? Are you searching for hope in caregiving? I searched too--I lost both of my parents to Alzheimer's. They were its innocent victims. Caregiving for someone with Alzheimer's can be painfully brutal. We know how it ends. There is no cure. It doesn't get better. But I learned that we don't have to be defeated by it. And there is much grace and collateral beauty to be found in the journey. From broken memories to broken bones, Alzheimers catalyzed terror and defeat in my family. My parents were terrorized by the scrambling of their minds. We who loved them had to suffocate our feelings of defeat as they returned to innocence. As a caregiver, God allowed me to share in my parents passages back to undefeated innocence. I gained loving moments that I would have missed if I hadnt been involved and if I hadnt taken up the proper vantage point to see them. Undefeated Innocence offers hope to caregivers by weaving poignant personal experiences, humor, and biblical stories with a study of the Beatitudes. It answers Where is God? in Alzheimers. It confirms that caregiving experiences are abnormally normal, and its okay to store toothpaste in an underwear drawer. Undefeated Innocence reveals Gods grace through the storms and affirms that caregivers are not alone in wondering if life can return to a place of peace.
📒Undefeated ✍ Jim Noles
✏Undefeated Book Summary : “A provocative, arresting, put-you-there account of a forgotten 1940s Army basketball team that we now realize shouldn’t be forgotten” (Lars Anderson, New York Times–bestselling author). In 1943, the West Point basketball team, the Cadets, had only managed a 5-10 record, and for the 1944 season, coach Ed Kelleher’s hopes of reversing Army’s fortunes rested on his five starters. They consisted of three seniors—team captain “Big Ed” Christl, John “Three Star” Hennessey, and class president Bobby Faas—and two juniors, Dale Hall and Doug Kenna. As the new season opened in January of 1944, Kelleher’s strategy paid handsome dividends. By the end of January, West Point was 6–0; by the end of February, the team boasted a 13-0 record. Of course, during those weeks, it only took a glance at the newspaper headlines to be reminded that there were far bigger contests than intercollegiate basketball afoot in the winter of 1944. The world was at war. The US Army needed its finest on the front line more than on the court, and the three seniors were soon destined for other battles . . . In the years that followed, the Army’s basketball team would never again have a chance to play in the NCAA tournament, and in the modern era, few remember West Point’s perfect 1944 season. Although West Point’s home basketball court is named the Edward C. Christl Arena, and the National Invitational Tournament’s trophy is named after his coach, Edward A. Kelleher, too few people fully appreciate why. But after reading Undefeated, they will. “Hoosiers meets Band of Brothers.” —Col. Scott Maytan
📒Practicing Presence ✍ Lisa J. Lucas
✏Practicing Presence Book Summary : Most teachers enter the field of education to make a difference in children's lives. But many end up, as author Lisa Lucas puts it, "tired, wired, and running in circles." This leads to many new teachers abandoning the profession or to burnout among veteran teachers. Drawing upon her own experiences, Lisa has written a book to help you more successfully manage the frustration of feeling overwhelmed. Written in an informal, conversational tone, Practicing Presence is filled with ideas, exercises, checklists, personal anecdotes, and practices you can use to reframe and establish a mindset that will enhance your focus and engagement in the classroom. When teachers care for themselves deeply and deliberately, they are better able to care for the people that matter most in their lives--their students, friends, and families. Practicing Presence focuses not on doing, but rather on being present in the life of the classroom. Each chapter includes self-care strategies to explore how to self-regulate, nurture self-acceptance, and promote compassion. This book will give readers the feeling of having a personal coach who provides suggestions and routines so that they not only can deal with being overwhelmed, but rise above it.
📒The Fierce 44 ✍ The Staff of The Undefeated
✏The Fierce 44 Book Summary : A dynamic and hip collective biography that presents forty-four of America’s greatest movers and shakers, from Frederick Douglass to Aretha Franklin to Barack Obama, written by ESPN’s TheUndefeated.com and illustrated with dazzling portraits by Rob Ball. Meet forty-four of America’s most impressive heroes in this collective biography of African American figures authored by the team at ESPN’s TheUndefeated.com. From visionaries to entrepreneurs, athletes to activists, the Fierce 44 are beacons of brilliance, perseverance, and excellence. Each short biography is accompanied by a compelling portrait by Robert Ball, whose bright, graphic art pops off the page. Bringing household names like Serena Williams and Harriet Tubman together with lesser-known but highly deserving figures such as Robert Abbott and Dr. Charles Drew, this collection is a celebration of all that African Americans have achieved, despite everything they have had to overcome.
📒So You Think You Can Gamble On Sports ✍ David Paul Greene
✏So You Think You Can Gamble on Sports Book Summary : Hello, I'm David Greene, and this is my second offering as a writer of Sports Betting books. I've been making quite the nice living wagering on College and Pro sports (not just Football), for almost fifteen years now. I've been persuaded to go public with all of my self-taught theories and practices. And, I've come to believe that if I am any kind of a teacher; that anyone with the proper amount of motivation; can absolutely be taught how to become a Pro. Throughout this booklet of mine; you will (at the very least) learn a heightened degree of discipline. This alone will completely revitalize your career as a gambler. This booklet was designed to help all levels of Sports Gamblers. So, if you're a novice or at the avid level; I assure you that this booklet will help you immensely!
📒The Professional Handicapper ✍ David Paul Greene
✏The Professional Handicapper Book Summary : Make sure to check out (www.tuttlerules.com). [email protected] is where I can be reached. My next book, "So You Think You Can Gamble, on Sports" (which will be pertaining to the "Big-3" of sports gambling); is now available. These booklets, are just that; in the fact that they will only be between 90 to 115 pages in length, always. Hence the low price, even though there's plenty of wording (12,104 in this booklet), and it certainly packs a punch! Although, this book was written with all football bettor's in mind; its teachings are a bit advanced for the Beginner/Novice. The Avid/Advanced football bettor, will absolutely LOVE IT!! The "systems" discussed in this book are absolutely years ahead of their time!
📒Dynamic Media ✍ Bob Connolly
✏Dynamic Media Book Summary : Flash animation, music and videos, virtual reality 3D, and more—in a PDF? Yes! Acrobat documents “converged” with audio, video, and interactive content— it's the wave of the future and it's called rich media. Do you want to get your video and audio content out into the world in a more convenient way than on the Web? Are you looking for a way to share rich-media content with the broadest possible range of readers? Print publishers, advertisers, educators, and anyone else who's ready to leverage the power of PDF and Adobe Reader can benefit from learning about the possibilities of this new convergence technology. In the first book of its kind, rich-media PDF pioneer Bob Connolly presents an eye-opening overview of the world of PDFs that contain video, audio, and interactive elements. Dozens of case studies illustrate the nearly limitless potential of rich media. And the best part about the book is that it practices what it preaches, with a fully interactive rich-media version of the book on the accompanying CDROM. Readers can experience first-hand the power of rich-media PDFs through interactive animation, videos, and audio. Walk through the process of constructing rich-media PDFs on the fly using a Web server Learn which applications work together for building rich-media PDFs—and which don't See how some of the world's most forward-thinking artists and designers are pushing the boundaries with rich-media PDFs Learn why PDF documents are more compelling than Web sites for reaching your target audience Understand how best to translate print material into online PDF documents
📒King Of The Gypsies ✍ Bartley Gorman
✏King of the Gypsies Book Summary : Wherever hard men meet, they speak of Bartley Gorman. As renowned in the shadowy world of illegal fighting as Muhammad Ali in boxing, he reigned for twenty years as the bareknuckle champion of Great Britain. He challenged infamous London hard men Lenny McLean and Roy Shaw - neither accepted - and beat all comers in brutal contests up and down the country. Gorman, now 56 and retired, lifts the lid on a dark but fascinating underworld, revealing for the first time the top fighting men of today with many never-before-seen photographs. Essential.
📒The Undefeated Mind ✍ Alex Lickerman
✏The Undefeated Mind Book Summary : Legions of self-help authors rightly urge personal development as the key to happiness, but they typically fail to focus on its most important objective: hardiness. Though that which doesn't kill us can make us stronger, as Nietzsche tells us, few authors today offer any insight into just how to springboard from adversity to strength. It doesn't just happen automatically, and it takes practice. New scientific research suggests that resilience isn't something with which only a fortunate few of us have been born, but rather something we can all take specific action to develop. To build strength out of adversity, we need a catalyst. What we need, according to Dr. Alex Lickerman, is wisdom—wisdom that adversity has the potential to teach us. Lickerman's underlying premise is that our ability to control what happens to us in life may be limited, but we have the ability to establish a life-state to surmount the suffering life brings us. The Undefeated Mind distills the wisdom we need to create true resilience into nine core principles, including: A new definition of victory and its relevance to happiness The concept of the changing of poison into medicine A way to view prayer as a vow we make to ourselves. A method of setting expectations that enhances our ability to endure disappointment and minimizes the likelihood of quitting An approach to taking personal responsibility and moral action that enhances resilience A process for managing pain—both physical and emotional—that enables us to push through obstacles that might otherwise prevent us from attaining our goals A method of leveraging our relationships with others that helps us manifest our strongest selves Through stories of patients who have used these principles to overcome suffering caused by unemployment, unwanted weight gain, addiction, rejection, chronic pain, retirement, illness, loss, and even death, Dr. Lickerman shows how we too can make these principles function within our own lives, enabling us to develop for ourselves the resilience we need to achieve indestructible happiness. At its core, The Undefeated Mind urges us to stop hoping for easy lives and focus instead on cultivating the inner strength we need to enjoy the difficult lives we all have.
📒Undefeated Jim Thorpe And The Carlisle Indian School Football Team ✍ Steve Sheinkin
✏Undefeated Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Book Summary : “Sheinkin has made a career of finding extraordinary stories in American history.” —The New York Times Book Review Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team is an astonishing underdog sports story—and more. It’s an unflinching look at the U.S. government’s violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures. Expertly told by three-time National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin, it’s the story of a group of young men who came together at that school, the overwhelming obstacles they faced both on and off the field, and their absolute refusal to accept defeat. Jim Thorpe: Super athlete, Olympic gold medalist, Native American Pop Warner: Indomitable coach, football mastermind, Ivy League grad Before these men became legends, they met in 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, where they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football," they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work. A 2017 Horn Book–Boston Globe Nonfiction Honor Book A Washington Post Best Book of 2017 A New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2017 A Kirkus Reviews Best Non-Fiction Book of 2017 A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2017 A 2017 Booklist Youth Editors' Choice A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Teens A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017 A 2018 ALSC Notable Children's Book A National Council for the Social Studies Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People A 2018 VOYA Nonfiction Honor Book This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.