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By Brian Harvey. 2019
An adventure story set against the backdrop of a son trying to understand his fatherAfter a 25-year break from boating,… Brian Harvey circumnavigates Vancouver Island with his wife, his dog, and a box of documents that surfaced after his father’s death. John Harvey was a neurosurgeon, violinist, and photographer who answered his door a decade into retirement to find a sheriff with a summons. It was a malpractice suit, and it did not go well. Dr. Harvey never got over it. The box contained every nurse’s record, doctor’s report, trial transcript, and expert testimony related to the case. Only Brian’s father had read it all — until now.In this beautifully written memoir, Brian Harvey shares how after two months of voyaging with his father’s ghost, he finally finds out what happened in the O.R. that crucial night and why Dr. Harvey felt compelled to fight the excruciating accusations.
By Ken Dryden. 2019
NATIONAL BESTSELLERA hockey life like no other.A hockey book like no other.Scotty Bowman is recognized as the best coach in… hockey history, and one of the greatest coaches in all of sports. He won more games and more Stanley Cups than anyone else. Remarkably, despite all the changes in hockey, he coached at the very top for more than four decades, his first Cup win and his last an astonishing thirty-nine years apart. Yet perhaps most uniquely, different from anyone else who has ever lived or ever will again, he has experienced the best of hockey continuously since he was fourteen years old. With his precious standing room pass to the Montreal Forum, he saw "Rocket" Richard play at his peak every Saturday night. He saw Gordie Howe as a seventeen-year-old just starting out. He scouted Bobby Orr as a thirteen-year-old in Parry Sound, Ontario. He coached Guy Lafleur and Mario Lemieux. He coached against Wayne Gretzky. For the past decade, as an advisor for the Chicago Blackhawks, he has watched Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, and Connor McDavid. He has seen it all up close. Ken Dryden was a Hall-of-Fame goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. His critically acclaimed and bestselling books have shaped the way we read and think about hockey. Now the player and coach who won five Stanley Cups together team up once again.In Scotty, Dryden has given his coach a new test: Tell us about all these players and teams you've seen, but imagine yourself as their coach. Tell us about their weaknesses, not just their strengths. Tell us how you would coach them and coach against them. And then choose the top eight teams of all time, match them up against one another in a playoff series, and, separating the near-great from the great, tell us who would win. And why.This book is about a life—a hockey life, a Canadian life, a life of achievement. It is Scotty Bowman in his natural element, behind the bench one more time.
By Mark Ribowsky. 2018
The story of America s most sacred and carefully constructed football dynasty is revealed in this unflinching family… portrait For generations American athletes have enjoyed the ever-escalating celebrity lavished upon them when they combine on-the-field talent with off-the field charisma but never before have we seen as transformative a sports dynasty as the Mannings a bloodline of strong arms Southern values and savvy business instincts each man compelling in his own right made whole by family But how in just fifty years did this private trio achieve football immortality A gripping and definitive account In the Name of the Father traces Archie Peyton and Eli s roots from red-clay Mississippi to the bright lights of the Super Bowl to reveal the truth of their grit and dedication their inherent ability and the drama they endured behind closed doors As New York Times Notable biographer Mark Ribowsky meticulously chronicles the road to football stardom was not paved smoothly for patriarch Archie The most celebrated and beloved athlete to emerge from tiny Drew Mississippi Archie lost his father to suicide during his heyday at Ole Miss Then despite his playing through the pain a string of surgeries prematurely ended a storied NFL career most memorably spent with the New Orleans Saints Similar savior-like expectations were passed to Archie s eldest Cooper the most gifted of his brood but the shocking discovery of a spinal condition prevented Cooper from ever playing a single snap of college ball Luckily Archie had been raising all three of his sons to love the gridiron throwing deep balls to them off the front porch and there were two more heir apparents in the wings Raised watching dusty old game films in the family den Peyton was swiftly hailed as a generational talent his record-breaking tenure at Tennessee paving a clear path to the NFL Winning Super Bowls with both the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos he was able to overcome a debilitating neck injury after barely being able to hold a football to eclipse Archie in football success It was Peyton who would first pair his football cachet with capitalism selecting commercials and appearances to show off his humor and expand the now-ubiquitous Manning brand into mainstream popular culture And finally there was quiet Eli with an arm and a career to match his big brother s but a reserved and enigmatic affect all his own The good-boy who followed his father to Ole Miss Eli entered the NFL even more carefully managed then his brother was forcing a trade when the lackluster San Diego Chargers selected him with the first pick in the draft Even with two dramatic Super Bowl wins with the New York Giants Eli s lows have been catastrophic and he has never been quite the media darling his brother is But even as their football careers wind down the power of the Manning name only grows Drawing on new interviews and research Ribowsky reveals a family of transcendent talent and intense loyalty dedicated to maintaining an all-American fa ade that has on occasion shown cracks From the family s past steeped in problematic parts of Southern identity to locker-room scandal turned lawsuit to flashes of fraternal jealousy Ribowsky leaves no stone unturned Rich in gridiron dramatics and familial intrigue In the Name of the Father is a quintessentially American saga of a multifaceted lineage that has forever changed the game
By Bert Sugar, Michael Gaffney. 2012
The legendary boxer s personal photographer from 1977 1978 shares fascinating stories and stunning rare photographs… Michael Gaffney traveled the world with Muhammad Ali covered three fights took eight thousand photographs and produced hours of recordings that pieced together in this book define and reveal an authentic Ali Poignant funny and brutally honest this book reveals the struggles of the legendary fighter who fought to stay in the game he loved This is a dramatic and up-close look at the trilogy of Ali s fights from 1977 1978 A tough win against Earnie Shavers a shocking loss to Leon Spinks and a glorious redemptive comeback victory to win the World Heavyweight Championship for an unprecedented third time a feat never accomplished before or since Filled with dramatic photos The Champ is also a compelling personal journey inside the good heart and courageous spirit of one of the most extraordinary people of our lifetime The Champ is one helluva achievement and one helluva book Bert Randolph Sugar Hall of Fame boxing historian
Stop Biting the Tail You're Chasing: Using Buddhist Mind Training to Free Yourself from Painful Emotional Patterns
By Anyen Rinpoche, Allison Choying Zangmo. 2018
How to be free from bondage to your emotions a practical and powerful Buddhist teaching for training the mind… to be content in any circumstance Are emotions our friends or our enemies Is it possible to free ourselves from emotional conflict The Buddhist practice of lojong is a way of letting go of attachment to both positive and negative emotions and leads to profound insight and compassion unbounded by our habitual reactions This book provides a set of tools that you can apply in daily life to gradually relieve your own suffering and extend that relief to everyone you encounter
By Jake Kulju. 2018
Hike through tranquil pine forests and across vast prairies of wildflowers With Moon 75 Great Hikes Minneapolis … St Paul adventure is just outside your door Inside you ll find A Hike for Everyone ranging from short flat routes suitable for families to daylong treks for more ambitious hikers with options to extend or shorten the journey All hikes are rated for difficulty and indicate if they are wheelchair-accessible or dog-friendlyExplore the Trails Highlights like lakes rivers waterfalls historic sites wildlife and wildflowers are noted for each hike Maps and Directions Get around with easy-to-use maps point-by-point navigation and detailed driving directions to each trailhead with GPS coordinates and public transit options when availableTop Hikes throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area including Brainerd Lakes and the Mississippi River Valley the St Croix River Valley the Minnesota River Valley and Southern MinnesotaTrusted Advice Expert outdoorsman and Minnesota native Jake Kulju has been hiking the greater Twin Cities since childhoodTips and Tools Essentials like health and safety information trail etiquette and background on the landscape and history of the trailsWhether you re a veteran hiker or a first-timer Moon s comprehensive coverage and strategic advice will have you ready to lace up your hiking boots and head out on your next adventure Looking to experience more of the Midwest s beauty Try Moon Michigan s Upper Peninsula or Moon Wisconsin
By Howard Bryant. 2018
Following in the footsteps of Robeson, Ali, Robinson and others, today's Black athletes re-engage with social issues and the meaning… of American patriotism <P><P>It used to be that politics and sports were as separate from one another as church and state. The ballfield was an escape from the world's worst problems, top athletes were treated like heroes, and cheering for the home team was as easy and innocent as hot dogs and beer. “No news on the sports page” was a governing principle in newsrooms. <P><P>That was then. <P><P>Today, sports arenas have been transformed into staging grounds for American patriotism and the hero worship of law enforcement. Teams wear camouflage jerseys to honor those who serve; police officers throw out first pitches; soldiers surprise their families with homecomings at halftime. <P><P>Sports and politics are decidedly entwined.But as journalist Howard Bryant reveals, this has always been more complicated for black athletes, who from the start, were committing a political act simply by being on the field. In fact, among all black employees in twentieth-century America, perhaps no other group had more outsized influence and power than ballplayers. The immense social responsibilities that came with the role is part of the black athletic heritage. <P><P>It is a heritage built by the influence of the superstardom and radical politics of Paul Robeson, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos through the 1960s; undermined by apolitical, corporate-friendly “transcenders of race,” O. J. Simpson, Michael Jordan, and Tiger Woods in the following decades; and reclaimed today by the likes of LeBron James, Colin Kaepernick, and Carmelo Anthony.The Heritage is the story of the rise, fall, and fervent return of the athlete-activist. <P><P>Through deep research and interviews with some of sports' best-known stars—including Kaepernick, David Ortiz, Charles Barkley, and Chris Webber—as well as members of law enforcement and the military, Bryant details the collision of post-9/11 sports in America and the politically engaged post-Ferguson black athlete.
This volume offers a complete translation of the Samyutta Nikaya The Connected Discourses of the Buddha the third… of the four great collections in the Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Canon The Samyutta Nikaya consists of fifty-six chapters each governed by a unifying theme that binds together the Buddha s suttas or discourses The chapters are organized into five major parts The first The Book with Verses is a compilation of suttas composed largely in verse This book ranks as one of the most inspiring compilations in the Buddhist canon showing the Buddha in his full grandeur as the peerless teacher of gods and humans The other four books deal in depth with the philosophical principles and meditative structures of early Buddhism They combine into orderly chapters all the important short discourses of the Buddha on such major topics as dependent origination the five aggregates the six sense bases the seven factors of enlightenment the Noble Eightfold Path and the Four Noble Truths Among the four large Nikayas belonging to the Pali Canon the Samyutta Nikaya serves as the repository for the many shorter suttas of the Buddha where he discloses his radical insights into the nature of reality and his unique path to spiritual emancipation This collection it seems was directed mainly at those disciples who were capable of grasping the deepest dimensions of wisdom and of clarifying them for others and also provided guidance to meditators intent on consummating their efforts with the direct realization of the ultimate truth The present work begins with an insightful general introduction to the Samyutta Nikaya as a whole Each of the five parts is also provided with its own introduction intended to guide the reader through this vast ocean-like collection of suttas To further assist the reader the translator has provided an extensive body of notes clarifying various problems concerning both the language and the mean
By S. Janaka Biyanwila. 2018
This book reimagines the pleasures of sports and provides a critical perspective from the Global South Analysing the spread… of sports markets in Sri Lanka along with a range of struggles the book highlights how the celebration of sportive nationalism promoting sports markets in the Global South reinforces patriarchal ethno-nationalist authoritarian sports cultures By explaining how the realm of social reproduction involving households and communities is integral for play and sports the book challenges the market-driven sports and development agenda while arguing for a sports commons By foregrounding issues of justice and care the book highlights how struggles for recognition redistribution and representation are central to reimagining sports within an alternative notion of work play and resistance
By S. C. Gwynne. 2016
In the tradition of Michael Lewis s Moneyball award-winning historian S C Gwynne tells the incredible story of… how two unknown coaches revolutionized American football at every level from high school to the NFL Hal Mumme is one of a handful of authentic offensive geniuses in the history of American football The Perfect Pass is the story of how he irreverently destroyed and re-created the game Mumme spent fourteen mostly losing seasons coaching football before inventing a potent passing offense that would soon shock players delight fans and terrify opposing coaches The revolution he fomented began at a tiny overlooked college called Iowa Wesleyan where Mumme was head coach and Mike Leach a lawyer who had never played college football was hired as his offensive line coach In the cornfields of Iowa while scribbling plays on paper napkins these two mad inventors drawn together by a shared disregard for conventionalism and a love for Jimmy Buffett began to engineer the purest most extreme passing game in the 145-year history of football Implementing their Air Raid offense their teams--at Iowa Wesleyan and later at Valdosta State and the University of Kentucky--played blazingly fast--faster than any team ever had before and they routinely beat teams with far more talented athletes And Mumme and Leach did it all without even a playbook Their quarterback once completed sixty-one of eighty-six passes both collegiate records In The Perfect Pass S C Gwynne explores Mumme s leading role in changing football from a run-dominated sport to a pass-dominated one the game that tens of millions of Americans now watch every fall weekend Whether you re a casual or ravenous football fan this is a truly compelling story of American ingenuity and how a set of revolutionary ideas made their way from the margins into the hot center of the game we celebrate today
By Bruce Weber. 1993
Based on his popular New York Times series bestselling author Bruce Weber shares the adventures of his solo bicycle… ride from coast to coast P Riding a bicycle across the United States is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few fulfill During the summer and fall of 2011 at the age of fifty-seven Bruce Weber an obituary writer for The New York Times made the trip alone and wrote about it as it unfolded mile by mile a vivid and immediate report of the self-powered life on the road P Now expanding upon the articles and blog posts that quickly became a must-read adventure story Weber gives us Life Is a Wheel a witty inspiring and reflective diary of his journey in which the challenges and rewards of self-reliance and strenuous physical effort yield wry and incisive observations about cycling and America not to mention the pleasures of a three-thousand-calorie breakfast P The story begins on the Oregon coast with Weber wondering what he s gotten himself into and ends in triumph on New York City s George Washington Bridge From Going-to-the-Sun Road in the northern Rockies to the headwaters of the Mississippi and through the cityscapes of Chicago and Pittsburgh his encounters with people and places provide us with an intimate two-wheeled perspective of America And with thousands of miles to travel Weber considers when he s not dealing with tractor-trailers lightning storms dehydration headwinds and loneliness his past his family and the echo that a well-lived life leaves behind P Part travelogue part memoir part romance part paean to the bicycle as a simple mode of both mobility and self-expression and part bemused and panicky account of a middle-aged man s attempt to stave off well you know Life Is a Wheel is an elegant and beguiling escape for biking enthusiasts armchair travelers and any readers who are older than they were yesterday
By Ross Bolleter. 2018
Discover how the mysterious powerful form of the koan known for bringing about sudden enlightenment … can disrupt and illuminate your everyday understanding of life Traditionally Zen koans the teaching stories of Zen are drawn from the words and teachings of ancient masters and primarily address the concerns of male monastic practitioners In The Crow Flies Backward Ross Bolleter changes all at The 108 modern koans offered within address sexuality and childbirth family parenthood work money and even the nature time itself These koans are drawn from a variety of modern sources Western philosophy the Bible contemporary and classic literature from Proust to Lewis Carroll and Mary Oliver and Anne Carson as well as stories provided by author s encounters with his Zen students Bolleter s commentaries provide guidance to the reader on how to engage with each koan and koans in general and direct guidance to meditate with koans An appendix offers rarely-seen intimate and in-depth accounts of the process of koan introspection from four of the author s senior students
Fishers' Craft and Lettered Art provides editions, English translations, and analysis from social, cultural, and environmental perspectives of the three… oldest European extended tracts on fishing. Richard Hoffmann discusses the history of fishing in popular culture and outlines the economic and ecologic considerations needed to examine and understand the fishing manuals. Hoffmann further explores how continental fishing traditions were conveyed from oral craft practice into printed culture, and proposes that these manuals demonstrate a lively and complex interaction between written texts and popular culture. The tracts are presented in their original languages - Spanish and German - with facing page translations. Close attention is paid to original setting, functions, and possible range of readings, with detailed explanatory notes to help modern fishers and historians.Fishers' Craft and Lettered Art is a fascinating look at one vital aspect of everyday life at the end of the Middle Ages.
By Aaron Millar. 2016
By Arthur Mount, Scott Mcneely. 2012
This ultimate book for the ultimate sports fan extends far beyond classics like tennis and basketball With the rules… of engagement for an outrageous assortment of sports--from jousting and Mongolian wrestling to baseball cricket ultimate Frisbee and caber tossing--this book is a resource and a revelation for sporting types of all stripes Including extensive sidebars with tips trivia and strategy as well as classic line art and illustrations throughout this compendium of competitive games is ideal for brushing up on rules and regulations settling disputes or finding a new passion
By Douglas J. Casa. 2018
This unique book is the first of its kind to specifically explore the science medicine challenges and successful… experiences of assisting those who must perform and thrive in hot conditions with an eye toward maximizing both performance and safety Beginning with both human and comparative physiology as it relates to coping with the heat key concepts are subsequently elaborated including heat acclimatization work-to-rest ratios hydration sleep the effects of altitude and the use of drugs and supplements The sections that follow discuss heat-related considerations in individual and team sports and other populations monitoring techniques and medical and legal issues Athletes warfighters and laborers are often forced to perform intense physical activity in the heat as a part of their jobs or lifestyle The process of properly preparing for this challenge is multifaceted and often not fully understood or utilized Sport and Physical Activity in the Heat is an excellent resource for team physicians high-level coaches serious athletes athletic trainers exercise scientists strength and conditioning coaches industrial hygienists military commanders or anyone involved in the process of maximizing performance and safety during exercise in the heat for the athlete warfighter or laborer
By Lewis Richmond. 2002
Lazarus lies in his bed, helpless to move. But he sees now that he is not alone. His beloved wife… is with him, all of his relatives and closest friends. They mop his brow; they change his clothes and linen. They stroke his limbs and speak soothing words into his ear. For so many years Lazarus had been the master, the authority, the one who made decisions and told others what to do. And now, for the first time, the roles were reversed, and he found his heart filled with such gratitude, even over the simplest things -- the light streaming in from the window, the warmth of the fire in the fireplace. How wonderful it was to be alive. For Lewis Richmond, overcoming a swift and devastating brain injury -- one that left him unable to sit up or speak -- was only the beginning of a journey to recovery. As the 52-year-old Buddhist teacher soon discovered, regaining his health would be the most difficult thing he could ever imagine. But love, courage, and the Buddhist teachings that sustained him throughout his adult life would help guide him not only back to wellness, but to rebirth and transformation. Richmond's timely, compassionate memoir can help anyone on the road back to health -- be it from illness, life crisis, or other catastrophe. In sharing this experience, as well as many others, Richmond offers insightful information about the struggles, setbacks, and frustrations of getting well -- and tells of the lessons learned and rewards gained. Illuminating from the first page to the last, Healing Lazarus is one man's affirmation of life, as well as a steadfast companion for those who may face days that are physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging.
By William E. Hammitt, Ercan Sirakaya-Turk, Jerry J. Vaske, Muzaffer S. Uysal. 2017
Describing the fundamental elements of research methods for leisure, recreation and tourism, this new edition of a popular textbook is… updated throughout. It covers the measurement of variables, sampling, questionnaire design and evaluation methods, and also a wider discussion of writing proposals, communicating research findings, cross-cultural research, and the use of new technologies in conducting research. This new edition includes: * New and expanded material on visual research methods, non-parametric tests and sampling to encompass growing areas of research interest; * Pedagogical features and extra citations to create a cohesive learning experience for students; and * Numerous examples from tourism and recreation literature in every chapter, tying theory into scenarios students could face in their careers. Written by internationally renowned researchers in an accessible style, this book introduces both undergraduate and graduate students to the vital skills they will need to succeed in the leisure, recreation, tourism and hospitality industries.
By Natalie Goldberg. 1993
A moving memoir of a journey of self-discovery through Zen BuddhismIn this autobiographical work, Natalie Goldberg takes us on a… journey from her suburban childhood to her maturation as a writer. From the high-school classroom where she first listened to the rain, to her fifteen years as a student of Zen Buddhism, Natalie Goldberg's path is by turns illuminating, disciplined, heartbreaking, hilarious, and healing. Along the way she reflects on her life and work in prose that is both elegant and precise, reminding the reader of what it means to be fully alive. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Natalie Goldberg, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
By Peter Gent. 2003
A classic novel about a week inside a pro football teamOn the field, the men who play football are gladiators,… titans, and every other kind of cliché. But when they leave the locker room they are only men. Peter Gent's classic novel looks at the seedy underbelly of the pro game, chronicling eight days in the life of Phil Elliott, an aging receiver for the Texas team. Running on a mixture of painkillers and cortisone as he tries to keep his fading legs strong, Elliott tries to get every ounce of pleasure out of his last days of glory, living the life of sex, drugs, and football. Adapted for the screen in 1979, this novel, written by ex-Dallas Cowboy Peter Gent, is widely considered the best football novel of all time.