Pdf ebook: Vanderbilt Basketball

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Summary: Vanderbilt basketball has come a long way since the beginnings of organized team play in 1893. Vanderbilt athletic historian Bill Traughber leads the charg

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  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1614237247
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
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Description: Vanderbilt basketball has come a long way since the beginnings of organized team play in 1893. Vanderbilt athletic historian Bill Traughber leads the charge through Commodore history, from the Old Gym to the 2012 NCAA Tournament, complete with memories from players and coaches.Experience the program's turning point from the court of the 1947 98-29 loss to Kentucky that sent a clear message: time to play ball or drop it. The first full-time head coach, Bob Polk, soon arrived and built Vanderbilt basketball into the national contender it is today. Feel the magic of Memorial Gymnasium and get on your feet to cheer for impossible buzzer-beaters and thrilling victories.


Pdf ebook: Tales from the Vanderbilt Commodores

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Summary: Though boasting a smaller student body than most other Southeastern Conference schools, Vanderbilt University’s spirit and passion is without bounds—an

  • Author : Chris Lee
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1613217501
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: Though boasting a smaller student body than most other Southeastern Conference schools, Vanderbilt University’s spirit and passion is without bounds—and with good reason. This book highlights several Vandy sports programs whose teams have shined over the course of the school’s athletic history and the players and coaches who have been a part of them. Much of Vandy’s recent athletic success has come from the football team. Under coach James Franklin, the Commodores had their first sold-out season opener since 1999. In 2012, the squad tied the school record for most wins and finished in the top 25 poll, en route to a bowl game for the second straight year, and followed that with another bowl game in 2013. The men’s basketball team has also offered a lot of excitement of late. In 2011–2012, the squad boasted the top two scorers in the conference in John Jenkins and Jeffrey Taylor, both of whom were drafted to the NBA. The team won the SEC Tournament title that season, beating conference rival Kentucky. On the women’s side, the team made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2013, marking the 11th time in as many seasons that coach Melanie Balcomb has led the team to at least 20 wins and an NCAA berth. The Commodores have also had something to cheer about on the baseball field, winning or sharing three SEC titles since 2007. In 2012, alumnus David Price received the American League Cy Young Award. Pedro Álvarez, also an alumnus and an infielder on the Pittsburgh Pirates, was a member of the 2013 National League All-Star team. In this latest addition to the Tales From series, Chris Lee highlights these athletes and coaches and so many others who have become part of Commodore lore. It’s perfect for the fan of the black and gold! Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.


Pdf ebook: Strong Inside

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Summary: New York Times Best Seller 2015 RFK Book Awards Special Recognition 2015 Lillian Smith Book Award 2015 AAUP Books Committee "Outstanding" Title Based on mo

  • Author : Andrew Maraniss
  • Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
  • ISBN: 0826520251
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 480
  • Language: English
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Description: New York Times Best Seller 2015 RFK Book Awards Special Recognition 2015 Lillian Smith Book Award 2015 AAUP Books Committee "Outstanding" Title Based on more than eighty interviews, this fast-paced, richly detailed biography of Perry Wallace, the first African American basketball player in the SEC, digs deep beneath the surface to reveal a more complicated and profound story of sports pioneering than we've come to expect from the genre. Perry Wallace's unusually insightful and honest introspection reveals his inner thoughts throughout his journey. Wallace entered kindergarten the year that Brown v. Board of Education upended "separate but equal." As a 12-year-old, he sneaked downtown to watch the sit-ins at Nashville's lunch counters. A week after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, Wallace entered high school, and later saw the passage of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights acts. On March 16, 1966, his Pearl High School basketball team won Tennessee's first integrated state tournament--the same day Adolph Rupp's all-white Kentucky Wildcats lost to the all-black Texas Western Miners in an iconic NCAA title game. The world seemed to be opening up at just the right time, and when Vanderbilt recruited him, Wallace courageously accepted the assignment to desegregate the SEC. His experiences on campus and in the hostile gymnasiums of the Deep South turned out to be nothing like he ever imagined. On campus, he encountered the leading civil rights figures of the day, including Stokely Carmichael, Martin Luther King Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer, and Robert Kennedy--and he led Vanderbilt's small group of black students to a meeting with the university chancellor to push for better treatment. On the basketball court, he experienced an Ole Miss boycott and the rabid hate of the Mississippi State fans in Starkville. Following his freshman year, the NCAA instituted "the Lew Alcindor rule," which deprived Wallace of his signature move, the slam dunk. Despite this attempt to limit the influence of a rising tide of black stars, the final basket of Wallace's college career was a cathartic and defiant dunk, and the story Wallace told to the Vanderbilt Human Relations Committee and later The Tennessean was not the simple story of a triumphant trailblazer that many people wanted to hear. Yes, he had gone from hearing racial epithets when he appeared in his dormitory to being voted as the university's most popular student, but, at the risk of being labeled "ungrateful," he spoke truth to power in describing the daily slights and abuses he had overcome and what Martin Luther King had called "the agonizing loneliness of a pioneer."


Pdf ebook: Vanderbilt Football

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Summary: In the Southeastern Conference arguably the most historic and competitive conference in all of college football the more blue-collar programs often get ove

  • Author : Bill Traughber
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1625842317
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
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Description: In the Southeastern Conference arguably the most historic and competitive conference in all of college football the more blue-collar programs often get overshadowed by the dynasties (read: Alabama). So it has been with Vanderbilt's football history. Yet Vandy is one of the South's, and the country's, most historic universities. Not surprisingly, there are many fun, fascinating, and peculiar history. There are triumphs, like Vandy's upset of Alabama in 1969; tragedies, like the riot that ended a game in 1896; historic events, like the founding of Dudley field in 1922, still the Commodore's home. Then there are the legendary coaches and players. Players from across Vandy's history like Irby "Rabbit" Curry, Dixie Roberts, Carl Hinkle, Greet Ricketson, and Josh Cody, who excelled on both sides of the ball. Coaches like Dan MuGugin who established Vandy as a power house from the early 1900s to the 1930s, and remains the only NCAA football coach in history to win his first three games by 60 points or more. Plus, pioneers like Ray Morrison who helped establish Vandy football, serving as player and coach.


Pdf ebook: From Herschel to a Hobnail Boot

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Summary: In From Herschel to a Hobnail Boot Larry Munson holds nothing back and gives the inside story of the love affair between a broadcaster and his loyal follow

  • Author : Larry Munson,Tony Barnhart
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • ISBN: 1623686822
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
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Description: In From Herschel to a Hobnail Boot Larry Munson holds nothing back and gives the inside story of the love affair between a broadcaster and his loyal followers. Providing a behind-the-scenes look into the life and career of a legend, this autobiography includes an exclusive audio CD of Larry Munson's 10 greatest calls, details on Munson's youth in Minneapolis and his love for the outdoors and musical talents, his broadcasting journey around the country before finally landing in Georgia, and the ups and downs of his four decades as part of the Georgia program. A must-have for fans of the University of Georgia, Larry Munson's story is a remarkable look at an era where the radio voice of college football was king.


Pdf ebook: The Awakening of HK Derryberry

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Summary: 2017 Audie Winner: Inspirational/Faith-Based Non-Fiction Audiobook and Earphones Award from Audiofile Magazine The Awakening of HK Derryberry is the inspir

  • Author : Jim Bradford
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 0718081609
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: 2017 Audie Winner: Inspirational/Faith-Based Non-Fiction Audiobook and Earphones Award from Audiofile Magazine The Awakening of HK Derryberry is the inspiring story of how one man was willing to step out of his upper middle-class world into the life of a young, disabled boy with a dismal future. Little did Jim Bradford know the transformational potential of that friendship—for HK and himself. HK Derryberry came into the world with the odds stacked heavily against him. He was taken from his unmarried mother’s womb three months prematurely when she was killed in a car wreck. After ninety-six days of seesawing between life and death, HK’s grandmother took him home. One Saturday morning Jim Bradford, a successful businessman in his mid-fifties, happens into Mrs. Winner’s Chicken and Biscuits and sees a nine-year-old’s head pressed down against a black plastic boom box with a crooked antenna and three strips of silver duct tape stretched across the battery cover. He can’t help but notice the long, white plastic braces on each of the child’s legs. Mr. Bradford learns that HK’s grandmother is forced to bring him to the fast-food restaurant where she works, leaving him to sit alone all day at a small table, with only his boom box for company. On subsequent Saturdays Jim feels drawn back to the restaurant to meet with HK and begins spending every weekend with him. Eventually it becomes apparent that buried beneath HK’s severe disabilities is one spectacular ability. He is diagnosed with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM), which involves superlative powers of recollection that enable him to remember everything that has happened to him since the age of three. Less than one hundred people have been diagnosed with HSAM, but none of them have the physical disabilities of HK Derryberry.


Pdf ebook: Profiles of American / Canadian Sports Stadiums and Arenas

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Summary: This book profiles histories of stadiums and arenas in America and Canada. How they came about and how they became known. Great performances, upsets, anecd

  • Author : Gene W. Knupke
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1462836763
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: 513
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1336
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Description: This book profiles histories of stadiums and arenas in America and Canada. How they came about and how they became known. Great performances, upsets, anecdotes, pageantry and traditions, all factors that glorifies these venues. Pageantry - Chief Osceloa intimidates Florida State Seminoles foes with flaming spear. Great performances - Don Larsons perfect no hit World Series conquest and UCLAs seven straight national basketball titles. Upsets - Jets downing Baltimore in Super Bowl III. Anecdotes - wrong-way run in football, sex as the main attraction and slinging octopus onto the rink. Statistics on 355 venues, 109 stories and 86 photographs makeup the book.


Pdf ebook: Basketball's Most Wanted™

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Summary: All-American George Glamack was known as the "Blind Bomber" because his eyesight was so poor that he couldn’t see the basket. Bobby Bailey once fouled ou

  • Author : Floyd Conner
  • Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1574883615
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1345
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Description: All-American George Glamack was known as the "Blind Bomber" because his eyesight was so poor that he couldn’t see the basket. Bobby Bailey once fouled out of a game in three minutes. The first professional basketball player, Fred Cooper, earned sixteen dollars per game. Swedish player Mats Wermelin scored all 272 points in a game. Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach punched out the owner of the St. Louis Hawks prior to a game. Dennis Rodman dressed like a bride for his book signing. Wilt Chamberlain, who scored 100 points in an NBA game, claimed to have had 20,000 lovers. The 1936 Olympic basketball gold medal game was played on a muddy court during a driving rainstorm. Former vice president Al Gore played college basketball at Harvard. Basketball's Most Wanted™ chronicles 700 of the most outlandish players, coaches, and fans in basketball history. Its seventy lists describe in humorous detail basketball’s top-ten worst shooters, strangest plays, bizarre nicknames, politicians who played, little-known records, unlikely NBA teams, and more.


Pdf ebook: Hello, Chattanooga!

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Summary: Hello Chattanooga! Famous People Who Have Visited the Tennessee Valley features photos, stories, and complete listings of the entertainers, athletes, polit

  • Author : David Carroll
  • Publisher: Fresh Ink Group
  • ISBN: 1947893955
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 712
  • Language: English
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Description: Hello Chattanooga! Famous People Who Have Visited the Tennessee Valley features photos, stories, and complete listings of the entertainers, athletes, political leaders, and others who have visited the area since 1900. Chattanooga has attracted some of the best-known celebrities in the world, thanks to the city’s historic venues, beautiful scenery, and powerful people. Take a trip back in time, enjoy great memories, and maybe even settle an argument as you learn the dates and places that your favorite star (or president) visited the Chattanooga area.


Pdf ebook: Strong Inside (Young Readers Edition)

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Summary: The inspirational true story of the first African American to play college basketball in the deeply segregated Southeastern Conference--a powerful moment i

  • Author : Andrew Maraniss
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1524737267
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Views: 525
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Description: The inspirational true story of the first African American to play college basketball in the deeply segregated Southeastern Conference--a powerful moment in Black history. Perry Wallace was born at an historic crossroads in U.S. history. He entered kindergarten the year that the Brown v. Board of Education decision led to integrated schools, allowing blacks and whites to learn side by side. A week after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, Wallace enrolled in high school and his sensational jumping, dunking, and rebounding abilities quickly earned him the attention of college basketball recruiters from top schools across the nation. In his senior year his Pearl High School basketball team won Tennessee's first racially-integrated state tournament. The world seemed to be opening up at just the right time, and when Vanderbilt University recruited Wallace to play basketball, he courageously accepted the assignment to desegregate the Southeastern Conference. The hateful experiences he would endure on campus and in the hostile gymnasiums of the Deep South turned out to be the stuff of nightmares. Yet Wallace persisted, endured, and met this unthinkable challenge head on. This insightful biography digs deep beneath the surface to reveal a complicated, profound, and inspiring story of an athlete turned civil rights trailblazer. Praise for Strong Inside ★ "This moving biography is thought-provoking, riveting and heart-wrenching, though it remains hopeful as it takes readers into the midst of the basketball and civil rights action."—Booklist, STARRED review "This portrait of the fortitude of a young athlete will make a huge impact on teens and is guaranteed to spark serious discussion."—School Library Journal “Even if you’re not a history buff, this important story is worth your time.”—Sports Illustrated Kids "A fascinating, very personal account of the effect that the civil rights movement had on one individual. . . a must purchase for any middle school or high school library."—Miss Yingling Reads


Pdf ebook: Insiders' Guide® to Nashville

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Summary: Nashville offers extraordinary opportunities for those either visiting or seeking to relocate to this country music mecca. Insiders' Guide to Nashville is

  • Author : Jackie Sheckler Finch
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 0762798394
  • Genre: Travel
  • Number of Pages: 432
  • Language: English
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Description: Nashville offers extraordinary opportunities for those either visiting or seeking to relocate to this country music mecca. Insiders' Guide to Nashville is packed with information on the best attractions, restaurants, accommodations, shopping and events from the perspective of one who knows the area well.


Pdf ebook: My Life with Chronic Illness and God’s Grace

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Summary: At the age of seven years old, Julia was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. This was during a time when there was little awareness that children

  • Author : Julia McClanahan,Steven McClanahan
  • Publisher: WestBow Press
  • ISBN: 1664230955
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 180
  • Language: English
  • Views: 374
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Description: At the age of seven years old, Julia was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. This was during a time when there was little awareness that children do contract this disease. This is her journey from being wheelchair bound to graduating from Vanderbilt University with a double major. The journey she traveled was filled with obstacles and opportunties. The obstacles included eight joint replacement surgeries (the first at age 15), a major cervical fusion surgery, and numerous other surgical procedures. The opportunities she had included marriage, being a mother, serving as an advocate for others with disabilities through volunteer activities with the Athritis Foundation at the local, state, and national levels. She also had opportunity to share her faith in Jesus Christ as she walked the road set before her. Julia believed in the “teamwork” concept of dealing with her disease. Her team was led by Jesus, with her family, friends, and medical staff rounding out her team. It was Julia’s desire that through her journey others would see the strength and hope she experienced. Most importantly she shares that the Lord gives victory amid adversity. She knew this to be true because she has traveled this road.


Pdf ebook: Clemson

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Summary: Clemson: Where the Tigers Play is the most comprehensive book ever written on Clemson University athletics. This book chronicles over 100 years of Tiger at

  • Author : Sam Blackman,Bob Bradley,Chuck Kriese,Will Vandervort
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1683580400
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: 416
  • Language: English
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Description: Clemson: Where the Tigers Play is the most comprehensive book ever written on Clemson University athletics. This book chronicles over 100 years of Tiger athletics, listing yearly accounts of statistics, records, bowl and tournament appearances, and historical moments. Read about the legends that put the Clemson Tigers on the map, including Banks McFadden, John Heisman, Rupert Fike, Frank Howard, Fred Cone, Bruce Murray, Bill Wilhelm, and I. M. Ibrahim. Also included are vignettes on some of Clemson’s greatest moments—the 1981 national football championship and the 2015 national championship game appearance, the 1984 and 1987 national championship soccer seasons, College World Series appearances, the Frank Howard era, and the inaugural running down the hill in Death Valley. Other vignettes include career sports records; players in the NFL, the major leagues, and the NBA; and Tiger Olympic medalists. This newly revised edition offers the ground breaking accomplishments and victories that countless teams have had at this university. Clemson: Where the Tigers Play is a must-have for any library of every loyal Clemson fan. This book examines the rich history and tradition of the Clemson Tigers, and the coaches and players who made it happen!


Pdf ebook: Freedom Facts and Firsts

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Summary: Spanning nearly 400 years from the early abolitionists to the present, this guide book profiles more than 400 people, places, and events that have shaped t

  • Author : Jessie Carney Smith,Linda T Wynn
  • Publisher: Visible Ink Press
  • ISBN: 1578592607
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 408
  • Language: English
  • Views: 702
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Description: Spanning nearly 400 years from the early abolitionists to the present, this guide book profiles more than 400 people, places, and events that have shaped the history of the black struggle for freedom. Coverage includes information on such mainstay figures as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks, but also delves into how lesser known figures contributed to and shaped the history of civil rights. Learn how the Housewives' League of Detroit started a nationwide movement to support black businesses, helping many to survive the depression; or discover what effect sports journalist Samuel Harold Lacy had on Jackie Robinson's historic entrance into the major leagues. This comprehensive resource chronicles the breadth and passion of an entire people's quest for freedom.


Pdf ebook: The University of Kentucky

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Summary: When the University of Kentucky was begun in 1865, it was merely an adjunct of a denominational college in Lexington. From that humble beginning has come a

  • Author : Carl B. Cone
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813157544
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 254
  • Language: English
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Description: When the University of Kentucky was begun in 1865, it was merely an adjunct of a denominational college in Lexington. From that humble beginning has come a proud institution with an enrollment of 56,000 and with students, faculty, and facilities spread across a landscape extending to the boundaries of the Commonwealth. The University's graduates now include Nobel laureates, statesmen, and thousands of productive citizens whose influence reaches to the far corners of the world. In words and pictures, this book tells the story of the University's beginnings, its struggles for adequate funding, its joys and losses, its triumphs and accomplishments. Carl Cone has assembled from University archives and private collections a visual panorama depicting the growth and diversity of a great institution's first century and a quarter. Here are the University's founding fathers alongside its presidents, faculty members, student leaders, coaches, and athletes. Here too are the dorm rooms, classrooms, laboratories, gymnasiums, and athletic fields in which thousands have worked and played on their way to the degree that marks them as University of Kentucky alumni. In the years since 1865, Kentucky's "flagship university" has moved far toward reaching the vision of greatness held out by its founder. "We want," said John Bowman, "everything which will make this institution eventually equal to any on this continent. Why should we not have them? I think we can." Today, the University continues to strive to match its founder's vision. Here is the story of that quest.


Pdf ebook: Games of Deception

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Summary: *"Rivaling the nonfiction works of Steve Sheinkin and Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat....Even readers who don't appreciate sports will find this

  • Author : Andrew Maraniss
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0525514643
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: *"Rivaling the nonfiction works of Steve Sheinkin and Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat....Even readers who don't appreciate sports will find this story a page-turner." --School Library Connection, starred review *"A must for all library collections." --Booklist, starred review Winner of the 2020 AJL Sydney Taylor Honor! From the New York Times bestselling author of Strong Inside comes the remarkable true story of the birth of Olympic basketball at the 1936 Summer Games in Hitler's Germany. Perfect for fans of The Boys in the Boat and Unbroken. On a scorching hot day in July 1936, thousands of people cheered as the U.S. Olympic teams boarded the S.S. Manhattan, bound for Berlin. Among the athletes were the 14 players representing the first-ever U.S. Olympic basketball team. As thousands of supporters waved American flags on the docks, it was easy to miss the one courageous man holding a BOYCOTT NAZI GERMANY sign. But it was too late for a boycott now; the ship had already left the harbor. 1936 was a turbulent time in world history. Adolf Hitler had gained power in Germany three years earlier. Jewish people and political opponents of the Nazis were the targets of vicious mistreatment, yet were unaware of the horrors that awaited them in the coming years. But the Olympians on board the S.S. Manhattan and other international visitors wouldn't see any signs of trouble in Berlin. Streets were swept, storefronts were painted, and every German citizen greeted them with a smile. Like a movie set, it was all just a facade, meant to distract from the terrible things happening behind the scenes. This is the incredible true story of basketball, from its invention by James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891, to the sport's Olympic debut in Berlin and the eclectic mix of people, events and propaganda on both sides of the Atlantic that made it all possible. Includes photos throughout, a Who's-Who of the 1936 Olympics, bibliography, and index. Praise for Games of Deception: A 2020 ALA Notable Children's Book! A 2020 CBC Notable Social Studies Book! "Maraniss does a great job of blending basketball action with the horror of Hitler's Berlin to bring this fascinating, frightening, you-can't-make-this-stuff-up moment in history to life." -Steve Sheinkin, New York Times bestselling author of Bomb and Undefeated "I was blown away by Games of Deception....It's a fascinating, fast-paced, well-reasoned, and well-written account of the hidden-in-plain-sight horrors and atrocities that underpinned sports, politics, and propaganda in the United States and Germany. This is an important read." -Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Newbery Honor winning author of Hitler Youth "A richly reported and stylishly told reminder how, when you scratch at a sports story, the real world often lurks just beneath." --Alexander Wolff, New York Times bestselling author of The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama "An insightful, gripping account of basketball and bias." --Kirkus Reviews "An exciting and overlooked slice of history." --School Library Journal


Pdf ebook: Days of Knight

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Summary: What happens when a 6' 9" kid from Lobelville, Tennessee is recruited by legendary basketball coach Bob Knight? Kirk Hastons life was changed forever with

  • Author : Kirk Haston
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253022401
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: 223
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1860
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Description: What happens when a 6' 9" kid from Lobelville, Tennessee is recruited by legendary basketball coach Bob Knight? Kirk Hastons life was changed forever with just a two-minute phone call. Containing previously unknown Knight stories, anecdotes, and choice quotes, fans will gain an inside look at the notoriously private man and his no-nonsense coaching style. Which past Hoosier basketball greats returned to talk to and practice with current teams? How did Knight mentally challenge his players in practices? How did the players feel when Knight was fired? In this touching and humorous book, Haston shares these answers and more, including his own Hoosier highsshooting a famous three-point winning shot against number one ranked Michigan Stateand lowslosing his mom in a heartbreaking tornado accident. Days of Knight is a book every die-hard IU basketball fan will treasure.


Pdf ebook: Sustainable Revenue for Museums

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Summary: This book examines how museums balance diverse funding sources to provide sustainable revenue within the parameters of their nonprofit status. Museum profe

  • Author : Samantha Chmelik
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 153811299X
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 340
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1028
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Description: This book examines how museums balance diverse funding sources to provide sustainable revenue within the parameters of their nonprofit status. Museum professionals and representatives from the revenue sources provide multiple points of view on creating successful relationships.


Pdf ebook: We Dwell in Possibilities

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Summary: We Dwell in Possibilities By: Carlotta G. Holton As women, we are constantly evolving. Changing attitudes toward our gender have accommodated many, but not

  • Author : Carlotta G. Holton
  • Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
  • ISBN: 1480991589
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 202
  • Language: English
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Description: We Dwell in Possibilities By: Carlotta G. Holton As women, we are constantly evolving. Changing attitudes toward our gender have accommodated many, but not all. Still, we are told, it is progress. Women can now enter career paths never before considered. They can choose not to marry, not to have children, or become a single parent. Women can marry someone of the same sex, younger or older, regardless of race, ethnicity or religion. The lines, for the most part, between sexism, ageism, and racism have blurred, though they are still visible. So, if as we were told years ago in the 1968 Virginia Slims cigarette commercial, “We’ve come a long way baby,” just where do we stand now? In We Dwell in Possibilities: What American Women Think about Practically Everything!, Carlotta G. Holton strives to answer this question through the intensive study she conducted over years of research, interviews, and analysis. So, what do American women think about practically everything? Read on to find out!


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Summary: Does God interact with people in close-up and personal ways, or is he a distant being, unconcerned of our daily struggles? Consider these accounts of peopl

  • Author : Charlotte Poteet
  • Publisher: WestBow Press
  • ISBN: 151277989X
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
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Description: Does God interact with people in close-up and personal ways, or is he a distant being, unconcerned of our daily struggles? Consider these accounts of people, from children to those in their old age, who know the answer to this question. Hear from those who have experienced the presence of God and the confirmation of biblical truths during their most ordinary days and in their greatest trials. You will be blessed as you read about the kind of faith that sustains Gods people in this life and then ushers them safely into his heavenly kingdom.