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Chasing Love (Mountain Creek Drive Book 3)
by Kayla Tirrell

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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<p><strong>Crushing on the coach? Sure, why not?<br /></strong></p><p><strong>Kissing the coach? Definitely NOT allowed!</strong></p><p><br /></p><p>I can't wait to get out of Marlowe Junction.<br /></p><p>I just need one more thing to make my college applications stand out from the rest. So when a hottie who graduated last year suggests cross country, I jump at the chance. <br /></p><p>Of course, that was before I found out he was the new assistant coach. </p><p>Now, I'm having a hard time keeping my focus on my race times—and not on Chase. </p><p><br /></p><p>A throwback to the early 2000's, this new YA romance series will have you longing for the days when Blockbuster was the coolest job in town and varsity letters were prized possessions. Back to when Friday nights were made for football games and sleepovers with the friends you'd do anything for. </p><p>Read the entire sweet YA romance series:</p><p>Book 1: <em>Stage Kiss</em> by M. F. Lorson</p><p>Book 2: <em>Leah's Song</em> by Daphne James Huff</p><p>Book 3: <em>Chasing Love</em> by Kayla Tirrell</p>
Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from...
by Laura Hillenbrand

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

November 11, 2014

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<b>In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of <i>Unbroken</i> introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics. </b><br /><br />On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War.<br /> <br />The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.<br /> <br />Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will.<br /> <br />Featuring more than one hundred photographs plus an exclusive interview with Zamperini, this breathtaking odyssey—also captured on film by director Angelina Jolie—is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the ability to endure against the unlikeliest of odds.<br /><br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Unbroken<br /></i></b><br />"This adaptation of Hillenbrand's adult bestseller is highly dramatic and exciting, as well as painful to read as it lays bare man's hellish inhumanity to man."—<b><i>Booklist</i>, STARRED</b><br /><br />"This captivating book emphasizes the importance of determination, the will to survive against impossible odds, and support from family and friends. A strong, well-written work."—<b><i>SLJ<br /></i></b><br />"This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to young readers."—<i><b>Kirkus</b><br /></i><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Lonesome Skye: Book One (The Texas Star Series 1)
by Kelsie Stelting

Language

English

Pages

260

Publication Date

April 21, 2018

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<p><em>He's incredible.<br /></em></p><p><em>She's invisible...<br /></em></p><p><em>But she wants to change that.</em><br /></p><p>Skye starts her junior year with a plan: make the volleyball team, win Kellum’s attention, and crush a few weightlifting records while she’s at it. Even with less-than supportive parents, an absentee sister, and a senior girl aching for revenge, Skye’s determined to make this year her best one ever. In a world where friends can become enemies in the blink of an eye, the price of success is high, and for a girl who doesn’t have much, <strong>Skye’s willing to pay it all.</strong></p><p>Hope, love, heartache, and perseverance tangle in this contemporary coming of age novel filled with honest fiction. <strong>Pick up Lonesome Skye today and get lost in the rush of chasing your dreams and the freefall of all that happens after.</strong></p><p><em>Part of The Texas Star Series, Lonesome Skye is the first of three contemporary young adult books that will appeal to fans of Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, and books by John Green, Nicola Yoon, and Becky Abertalli.</em></p>
Fear of Dreaming
by Ashwin Sunder

Language

English

Pages

429

Publication Date

November 07, 2018

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<b>AMAZON #1 BESTSELLER and #1 NEW RELEASE</b> <div></div><span> </span><br /><div>Meet Casimir "Miro" Silva. A seventeen year old orphan, Miro spends his days training as a <b>mixed martial artist</b>, and his nights <b>dreaming of becoming a world champion</b>. Pushing himself to the limits in training while scraping by on a meager income, his life is consumed by his obsession. Just <b>months away from the biggest fight of his career</b>, he now must face the single toughest opponent anyone has ever met inside a cage - an opponent that has <b>turned his ambitious dreams to recurring nightmares</b>. </div><span> </span><br /><b>Looming large before him is the question of his origin. </b><span>Miro knows next to nothing about the circumstances of his birth. What happened to his mother and father after he was born? Can he track down </span><b>clues long lost in the fog of history</b><span>? The defining fight of his career dominates every second of his day, yet he finds himself increasingly</span><b> obsessed and distracted from his training by a quest for the truth about himself. A truth that he must unearth before it destroys</b><span> him. </span><i>Who is he</i><span>?</span><br /><span> </span><br /><span>Set in the year 2045, the tale is </span><b>a blunt portrayal of a dystopian future where drug-addled brains must cope with increasingly muddles realities.</b><span> In this world, the question isn't whether one's dreams are worth dreaming. The question is, how does one cope when the day's dreams become nightly terrors?</span>
Defensive Coordinator's Football Handbook
by Leo Hand

Language

English

Pages

247

Publication Date

January 12, 2016

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Defensive Coordinator’s Football Handbook is a complete guide for football coaches. The information contained in the book has been compiled by Leo Hand during 47 years of coaching championship teams at both the high school and collegiate levels. Numerous topics are covered that will enable any coach to successfully understand and defend modern offenses. Including: <br /><br /><br />• An overview of contemporary offensive trends <br />• A system for identifying offensive formations and personnel groupings <br />• A system for creating multiple defensive fronts and secondary coverages <br />• The base reads, reactions, and techniques for defensive linemen and linebackers <br />• Synopses of the responsibilities and techniques necessary to install different odd and even eight-man and seven-man fronts <br />• Run responsibilities and techniques for both three-deep and four-deep secondaries <br />• Strategies and tactics necessary to stop 19 of today’s most potent running plays <br />• An explanation of the adjustments and techniques necessary to install variations of man-to-man pass coverages as well as variations of zone and combo pass coverages versus different contemporary offensive formations <br />• Different stunt strategies that enable your defense to actually attack the offense <br />• Sample pass coverage/stunt menus for: the 3-3-5, 4-2-5, bear 46, 3-4, 4-3, and weak eagle defenses
Healing the Brain: Concussions and CTE
by David Balog

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

August 16, 2018

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This book gives parents, teachers, and students an easy-to-read description of the brain, our most valuable resource, and the tremendous damage that can result from concussions and CTE. <br />From high school to college to professional levels, football dominates American sports and exposes millions to head traumas on practically every play.<br /><br />It is a paradox of wide proportions. From opening day in September to the Super Bowl in February, the National Football League (NFL) dominates American sports and wins television ratings far beyond any other program--sports or otherwise.<br /><br />Increasingly, though, discussions of football (and other sports) include the medical terms concussion and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a long-term degenerative and incurable brain disease. Although military personnel and others are vulnerable to the disease, the highest risk is among athletes involved in contact sports in which hits to the head are considered “part of the game.”<br /><br />Ten years ago, few would have predicted that the movie “Concussion” starring Will Smith would be made. Fewer would have predicted that brain injuries would one day dominate the sports headlines. When former NFL star Junior Seau committed suicide in May 2012, the media focused almost entirely on whether the thousands of head blows he endured during his 19-year career as a middle linebacker were a contributing factor. <br /><br />More than 3,000 former NFL players sued the league for allegedly misleading them about the risks of brain injury. The players and the league settled for more than $1 billion in damages. New policies and studies aimed at protecting the brains of athletes seem to be announced every week. But it’s not just professional athletes who are the focus of attention. No fewer than 40 states have passed laws requiring athletes in schools and recreational programs to schedule a doctor’s appointment when a concussion is suspected.<br /><br />A progressive, degenerative brain disease, CTE can present itself in athletes and others. <br /><br />Contents:<br />Dedication<br />Introduction: When You Watch Your Next Football Game<br />Nurturing Strength and Confidence<br />Exploring the Brain in Words and Pictures<br />Use It or Lose It: Maintaining Brain Health<br />The Power of Emotions<br />Wounds that Time Alone Won’t Heal: The Biology of Stress<br />Substance Abuse: Saying No Is Very Hard to Do<br />More than Just the Blues: Depression Is a Real Illness<br />Teen Suicide: Death in Life’s Springtime<br />Concussions and CTE: Healing a Broken Brain<br />Minority Stress and LGBT/Q Health<br />The Great Brain Books<br /><br />Appendix I: A Glossary of Key Brain Science Terms<br />Appendix II: Maps of the Brain<br />Appendix III: Learn More About It: Resources on the Brain<br />
Balancing on Blue: A Thru-Hiking Adventure on the Appalachian Tra...
by Keith Foskett

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English

Pages

284

Publication Date

March 19, 2015

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<p>One man’s remarkable challenge. 2,000+ miles of unforgiving wilderness. Can he escape the mundane to become a thru-hiker?</p><p><b>Shortlisted for Outdoor Book of the Year by <i>The Great Outdoors</i> magazine.</b></p><p>Keith Foskett’s dream of escape started with a single step. When the long-distance hiker chose to backpack all 2,180 miles of the Appalachian Trail, he left ordinary life behind for five months. Enduring an incredible test of physical and psychological strength, Foskett was pushed to his limits…</p><p>Accompanied by an array of eclectic characters – including a drug dealer, a world-champion juggler and a sex-starved Minnesotan – he weaves a route through some of America's wildest landscapes and history, and writes with insight, humour and reflection. Attempting to keep his English sense of humour alive amidst the bumps and bruises, can Foskett survive his journey of self-discovery to emerge victorious?</p><p>Shortlisted for <i>The Great Outdoors</i> magazine’s Outdoor Book of the Year, Foskett’s novel-like tale is as entertaining as it is insightful. Venture beyond the journal-entry style of most outdoor books and join the humorous hike of a lifetime. </p><p>Balancing on Blue is a superb standalone travel memoir. If you like living outside the box, escaping into the wild, and journeying deep into the unknown, then you’ll love Keith Foskett’s courageous trek. </p><p>Discover how this wilderness escape can change you too. </p><p> </p><p><b>Reviews for Balancing on Blue</b></p><p><br />'A highly anticipated Appalachian Trail memoir, and well worth the wait.'<br />Daniel Neilson (<i>The Great Outdoors </i>Magazine)</p><p>'Amongst the bears, moose and rattlesnakes, climbing to 2000 metres, and countless aches and pains lives the memory of a special journey, the wonderful people who briefly share the experience with you, and the knowledge that lasts long after the final blister has healed. It’s a lifetime’s worth of adventurous memories crammed into one simple walk.'<br />Alastair Humphreys (Author, adventurer and a <i>National Geographic</i> Adventurer of the Year)</p><p>'With thru-hiking gaining in popularity, many look to the Appalachian Trail to test out their trail legs, and discover why it holds the reputation it does.<br />The wilds of this planet are serene, peaceful and offer the chance to break away from a normal existence. Keith’s wonderful perspective of the trail reflects this freedom.'<br />Jennifer Pharr Davis (Author and previous record holder for the fastest ever thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail).</p><p>'An entertaining and inspiring account of one of the world’s longest walks and the people who walk it. Keith is a perfect walking companion for the ups and downs of the trail – his easy and understated style kept me turning the pages.<br />Essential reading for those contemplating their own big adventure.'<br />David Lintern (<i>Outdoor Enthusiast</i> Magazine)</p><p>'This book is for anyone who's ever dreamed about a big adventure, as Fozzie spins a funny, thought-provoking and inspiring tale of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. You'll be handing in your notice and packing up your rucksack as soon as you've finished reading.'<br />Jenny Walters (<i>Country Walking</i> Magazine)</p><p>'Long distance backpacking trips can be monotonous, and it’s often the same story for most books about them. Balancing on Blue is something completely different and once again, Keith invites you to the world that he calls home.<br />Be prepared for great story telling, unique and interesting characters, humour and insight.'<br />Andrew Skurka (Long distance hiker, adventurer and <i>National Geographic</i> Adventurer of the Year 2007).</p>
Relaxed & Forward: Relationship Advice from Your Horse
by Anna Blake

Language

English

Pages

270

Publication Date

January 17, 2016

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"Do you still watch those old horse movies that you've seen a dozen times, just for the scenes of the horse galloping in slow motion? Do you hold your breath just a bit? Do you get something in your eye?<br /> <br />We've been besotted with horses since they had three toes. From the popular <i>Relaxed and Forward</i> blog comes training advice combining the everyday fundamentals of dressage with mutual listening skills. Blake writes with a profound respect for horses and an articulate voice for humans, blending equal parts inspiration and un-common sense. It's serious training communicated with humor and lightness, because horses like us when we laugh. <br /><br />Most riders want to build a better relationship with their horse. These short essays are geared as much toward attitude as technique, and include topics ranging from reading calming signals from your horse to using breath as your best communication tool. Blake's writing uses clear descriptions, storytelling, and humor to inspire meaningful, positive communication. Less correction and more direction. Horses are honest; they answer us in kind. If we want a better response, a more fluid conversation and relationship with a horse, we have to be the ones to change first. The other word for that is leadership.<br /><br />By the award-winning author of Stable Relation, A Memoir of One Woman's Spirited Journey Home, by Way of the Barn.<br /><br />"Excitement and delight surge through me every time I see Anna Blake's name as an author. Her writing is filled with deep understanding and heart connection, seasoned with a lively dash of humor. Reading her work is like giving myself a gift...one I can open again and again." --Kim Walnes, winning USET Three Day Eventer, Riding Instructor/Trainer, and Life Coach.
The Giants of The Polo Grounds: The Glorious Times of Baseball's ...
by Noel Hynd

Language

English

Pages

636

Publication Date

October 01, 2018

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The expanded and revised edition! A big free-wheeling uncensored FUN read about a great team, a great ball park and a great city.<br /><br />The Giants of The Polo Grounds is the definitive work on baseball’s New York Giants and their tenure in New York City. An “Editor’s Choice” of The New York Times when it was first published more than 20 years ago, the book was also a Spitball Magazine nominee for the Best Baseball Book of the year. Author Noel Hynd, a former contributor to Sports Illustrated, has now created a new edition that maintains all the previous text, but expands the work to more than 600 pages from the original 375. Included this time are more stories about McGraw, Ott, Durocher and Mays and their opponents, plus more on the men and women from other sports and various fields of entertainment who also were ‘giants’ of the Polo Grounds: from boxers Jack Dempsey and Sugar Ray Robinson to entertainers Annie Oakley and Tallulah Bankhead to football’s Red Grange and soccer’s Béla Guttmann. <br /><br />The Giants of The Polo Grounds is the story of a famous team, a renowned ball park, an invincible spirit and America’s most vibrant city from the 1880’s to the 1950’s. The new edition is packed with remarkable anecdotes about Broadway, New York politics, good guys and bad guys who made the Giants' era in New York unique and memorable. The new edition, practically the equivalent of two volumes, also features more than 100 photos and illustrations, most of them new, some rarely seen. <br /><br />Critical Praise for<br /><br />The Giants of The Polo Grounds<br /><br /><br /><br />“A compelling and comprehensive history of an extraordinary ball club.” -New York Times<br /><br />“Grandly digressive! The owners, stars like Mathewson and Mays, various eccentric players are all here in this vivid history by Sports Illustrated contributor Hynd.” - Publishers’ Weekly<br /><br />“Fans of all ages will treasure the crazy quilt text for its stylish recall of the game’s summer roots.” -Kirkus Library Journal<br /><br />“Just plain enjoyable as baseball is supposed to be.” - The Pennsylvania Gazette<br /><br />Think of it as a grand slam into the center field bleachers in the bottom of the 9th!<br /> <br /><br /><br />
The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Ba...
by Anne R. Keene

Language

English

Pages

380

Publication Date

April 06, 2018

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In 1943, while the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals were winning pennants and meeting in that year's World Series, one of the nation's strongest baseball teams practiced on a skinned-out college field in the heart of North Carolina. Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, and Johnny Sain were among a cadre of fighter-pilot cadets who wore the Cloudbuster Nine baseball jersey at an elite Navy training school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a child, Anne Keene's father, Jim Raugh, suited up as the team batboy and mascot. He got to know his baseball heroes personally, watching players hit the road on cramped, tin-can buses, dazzling factory workers, kids, and service members at dozens of games, including a war-bond exhibition with Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium. Jimmy followed his baseball dreams as a college All-American, but was crushed later in life by a failed major-league bid with the Detroit Tigers. He would have carried this story to his grave had Anne not discovered his scrapbook from a Navy school that shaped America's greatest heroes including George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, John Glenn, and Paul "Bear" Bryant. With the help of rare images and insights from World War II baseball veterans such as Dr. Bobby Brown and Eddie Robinson, the story of this remarkable team is brought to life for the first time in <i>The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win World War II.</i>

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