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📒Thursday Night Lights ✍ Michael Hurd
✏Thursday Night Lights Book Summary : At a time when "Friday night lights" shone only on white high school football games, African American teams across Texas burned up the gridiron on Wednesday and Thursday nights. The segregated high schools in the Prairie View Interscholastic League (the African American counterpart of the University Interscholastic League, which excluded black schools from membership until 1967) created an exciting brand of football that produced hundreds of outstanding players, many of whom became college All-Americans, All-Pros, and Pro Football Hall of Famers, including NFL greats such as "Mean" Joe Green (Temple Dunbar), Otis Taylor (Houston Worthing), Dick "Night Train" Lane (Austin Anderson), Ken Houston (Lufkin Dunbar), and Bubba Smith (Beaumont Charlton-Pollard). Thursday Night Lights tells the inspiring, largely unknown story of African American high school football in Texas. Drawing on interviews, newspaper stories, and memorabilia, Michael Hurd introduces the players, coaches, schools, and towns where African Americans built powerhouse football programs under the PVIL leadership. He covers fifty years (1920–1970) of high school football history, including championship seasons and legendary rivalries such as the annual Turkey Day Classic game between Houston schools Jack Yates and Phillis Wheatley, which drew standing-room-only crowds of up to 40,000, making it the largest prep sports event in postwar America. In telling this story, Hurd explains why the PVIL was necessary, traces its development, and shows how football offered a potent source of pride and ambition in the black community, helping black kids succeed both athletically and educationally in a racist society.
📒Friday Night Lights ✍ H G Bissinger
✏Friday Night Lights Book Summary : In the state of Texas American football is a religion. And nowhere is more fanatical about its football than the small town of Odessa. There, every Friday night from September to November, a bunch of seventeen-year-old kids play their hearts out for the honour of their high school. In front of 20,000 people. In 1988 H.G. Bissinger spent a season in Odessa discovering just what makes a town pin its hopes on eleven boys on a football field. He lived with the students, coaches and townspeople who dedicate their lives to their team, sharing their joys and triumphs, their pains, injuries and bitter disappointments. He returned with a compassionate but hard-eyed story of a town riven by money, race and class, where a high school can spend more on medical supplies for its athletic program than on its English department. Friday Night Lights is one of the best books about sport ever written. It is the story of how dreams and reality collide, at once glorious and immensely sad. Because for the 30-odd boys of the Permian Panthers, these days will have been the best of their lives.
📒Game Changer ✍ Fergus Connolly
✏Game Changer Book Summary : In Game Changer Fergus Connolly shows how to improve performance with evidence-based analysis and athlete-focused training. Through his unprecedented experience with teams in professional football, basketball, rugby, soccer, Aussie Rules, and Gaelic football, as well as with elite military units, Connolly has discovered how to break down the common elements in all sports to their basic components so that each moment of any game can be better analysed, whether you're a player or coach. The lessons of game day can then be used to create valuable leaning experience in training.
📒Ipad Mini For Dummies ✍ Edward C. Baig
✏iPad mini For Dummies Book Summary : Find out why the iPad mini has never been bigger This new edition of iPad mini For Dummies covers all thelatest tips and tricks for getting an even bigger bang out of youriPad mini. Presented in full-color and written in thestraightforward but fun language that has defined the For Dummiesbrand for more than twenty years, this friendly guide walks youthrough the multitouch interface, going online, getting connected,packing your iPad mini with apps, games, e-books, photos, music,and movies, synchronizing your data, texting with iMessage, workingwith Siri, importing pictures and launching slideshows, gettingorganized with Reminders, finding your way with Maps, working withthe Calendar, protecting your information, accessorizing your iPadmini, and much more. Updated and revised throughout to cover Apple's newest iPad minihardware and iOS software, iPad mini For Dummies is theideal companion to help you make the most out of your device. Plus,if you run into any problems along the way, you'll findeasy-to-follow, expert troubleshooting and maintenance tips. Richly illustrated in full color and updated to reflect thelatest iPad mini hardware and iOS software Shows you how to turn your iPad mini into an entertainmenthub Covers the key features and tools readers need to become iPadmini mavericks Written by Edward C. Baig, the Personal Tech columnist forUSA Today, and Bob LeVitus, often referred to as "Dr.Mac" Your iPad mini may be small, but it packs a big punch. In thisfull-color guide, you'll unlock all of its incrediblecapabilities—and have a blast while you're at it!
📒The Moonstone ✍ Wilkie Collins
✏The Moonstone Book Summary : Intrigue, investigations, thievery, drugs and murder all make an appearance in Collins’s classic who-done-it, The Moonstone. Published in serial form in 1868, it was inspired in part by a spectacular murder case widely reported in the early 1860s. Collins’s story revolves around a diamond stolen from a Hindu holy place. On her eighteenth birthday, Rachel Verinder receives the diamond, but by the following morning the stone has been stolen again. As the story unravels through multiple eyewitness accounts, the elderly Sergeant Cuff—with a face “sharp as a hatchet”—looks for the culprit. One of Collins’s best-loved novels, with an exciting plot moved along by deftly-drawn characters and elegant pacing, The Moonstone was also turned into a play by Collins; the play appears as an appendix to this edition.
📒What To Do When You Don T Know What To Do ✍ David Jeremiah
✏What to Do When You Don t Know What to Do Book Summary : Sometimes the big and small decisions in life seem overwhelming. How do you know what choices to make about your career, kids, relationships? Even when you make good decisions, how do you avoid temptation along the way? In What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do, Dr. David Jeremiah walks you through the book of James to glean God’s wisdom on issues such as finances, faith, and decision making. Most significantly, this practical book shows you how to have the kind of faith that perseveres in persecution, resists temptation, and responds obediently to God’s Word. What does it look like to consider God in all your plans, depend on God rather than wealth, and put prayer above your personal efforts? It looks, as James discovered, like living a life of great joy.
📒Finding Me ✍ Kathryn Cushman
✏Finding Me Book Summary : What would you do if you learned your life was a lie? All her life, Kelli Huddleston has been told the story of a fire--a fire that killed her mother and two siblings when she was an infant. After her father's death though, she uncovers evidence of a different story, including clippings about a boat accident that killed a young father and his infant daughter. And Kelli quietly realizes the story of her life has been a fiction. How far would you go to discover the truth? Armed with only a few pictures of what she thinks might be her family, Kelli crosses the country to Tennessee, determined to uncover the truth about what happened over twenty years ago in a small southern town. When the trip threatens to open doors to the past better left shut, and her plans for the future are jeopardized, Kelli is faced with an agonizing choice that will change her life forever.
📒Thursday Night Game ✍ David Haywood Young
✏Thursday Night Game Book Summary : Jack, meet Bea. Your game just changed. Forever. In this short story somewhere between contemporary fantasy and horror, Jack Radney is a poker player with a history. And a fetish for keeping a rigid schedule. Until one night he meets Beatrice, who has a highly unusual gift. But her ability doesn't work on Jack. Turns out he's a little bit...odd...himself. And in more than one way. They leave the game together. Which just might be the worst idea either of them ever had. Note: this story is included in the author's What Happens in September... collection. He also has three novels available. The Secret, a post-apocalyptic supernatural thriller, was published in September 2015.
📒Children Of A Fireland ✍ Gary Pak
✏Children Of A Fireland Book Summary : The inhabitants of sleepy old Kanewai town are rudely awakened when disturbing messages begin showing up on the wall of the abandoned movie theater. No one knows who's behind the mischief, but everyone is speculating as frantic attempts are made to cover up the graffiti and repair the damage done to the reputations of friends, family, and the victims themselves. Is it the ghost of Casey Akana, the theater's original owner, come back to slander the people of Kanewai--in particular Hiram Ching, whose father had bankrupted him in the good old days after the war? Threats, armed vigilantes--nothing can stop the offensive remarks from appearing. After Ching mysteriously drops dead of a heart attack, even the town priest is baffled and gives into pleas for an exorcism. But when Father Fonseca falls to his death from the theater's roof, the townspeople lose their only savior--or so they think until more ugly secrets are revealed and further hypocrisy is exposed.
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