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By John Yeigh. 2021
How to Ensure That Your Children Are Given The Opportunity to Succeed at Sports Fifty million parents are hopeful their little…superstars are on track to play college sports and win a scholarship, but more than forty-nine million may end up being disappointed. Win The Youth Sports Game is the first title ever to provide an honest reality-check for parents—a What to Expect When You are Expecting for youth sports. Fifty incredibly common, adult-imposed obstacles are exposed so that parents can help their athletes navigate and overcome these challenges along their own sports journeys.Win The Youth Sports Game objectively narrates how ordinary kids can progress, survive, and thrive within today's $17 billion, youth-sports industrial complex. The fifteen-year developmental trek from toddler to collegiate athlete is chronicled while juxtaposing the real-life challenges that athletes in all sports must endure and overcome.Share this book's table of contents with any sports parent, and they'll immediately identify with some of the seemingly outrageous storylines. The unfortunate outcome is that more than 75 percent of kids quit sports by age fourteen, with over-zealous adults being a big contributor. The author will donate half of any profits to Project Play's youth-sports advocacy programs.
Written by a technical expert who has fired many of the guns featured, this book includes wide and varied assemblage of…weapons from each of the world&’s major manufacturing countries.The Illustrated Directory series provide readers with a fully illustrated, comprehensive reference book packed with timelines, historical facts, and images designed to inform and excite. At 512 pages packed with information and photographs, this book is a necessary addition to any enthusiast's library. Complete with full specification table with each entry including type, origin, caliber, and size, The Illustrated Directory of Guns is the most ambitious and lavishly illustrated history of guns for the collector and enthusiast. It shows in clear, detailed photographs and text over 1500 guns with separate sections on Pistols, Revolvers, Rifles, Shotguns (military and sporting), Machine Guns, and Submachine guns. A few featured include:RemingtonSmith & WessonWinchesterGlockVickersMauserBrowningColtBerettaAnd more Organized A-Z by country and gunmaker's name, the book clearly shows the different types of gun which the world has used to hunt, wage war, break and defend its laws, hone its sharpshooting skills, and fire purely for the fun of it. The book also features an introduction on each section, which gives a brief history of the development of that particular kind of firearm.
Celebrate seventy-five years of the NBA in this exciting and beautifully illustrated middle grade account of the legendary athletes, coaches,…and teams that changed basketball forever and created a national phenomenon enjoyed by millions today.The National Basketball Association is the biggest league for one of the nation&’s most beloved sports. Played in massive stadiums by athletes who are now household names, with millions of fans around the world, basketball has truly become a global phenomenon. But it didn&’t always exist the way we know it now. Follow basketball from its humble beginnings as a casual indoor pastime played in gyms and colleges through its evolution for seventy-five years of hardcourt history. The NBA gained legions of fans thanks to the introduction of rules like the three-point line and the twenty-four second clock, and teams such as the Harlem Globetrotters, who paved the way for desegregated teams. Discover the story of the legendary Olympic Dream Team of 1992 and beloved players like Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, and LeBron James, along with the early game-changers who made basketball what it is today. With the expert storytelling of veteran sportswriter Fred Bowen and stunning full-page illustrations from award-winning artist James E. Ransome, experience the biggest and best basketball league in the world, the NBA.
By Larry Miller, Laila Lacy. 2022
One of the most successful Black businessmen in the country, who has led Nike’s Jordan Brand from a $200M sneaker company to a…$4B global apparel juggernaut, tells the remarkable story of his rise from gangland violence to the pinnacles of international business.Jump tells Larry Miller’s journey from the violent streets of West Philly in the 1960s to the highest echelons of American sports and industry. Miller wound up in jail more than once, especially as a teenager. But he immersed himself in the educational opportunities, eventually took advantage of a Pennsylvania state education-release program offered to incarcerated people, and was able to graduate with honors from Temple University.When revealing his gangland past caused him to lose his first major job opportunity, Miller vowed to keep it a secret. He climbed the corporate ladder with a number of companies such as Kraft Foods, Campbell’s Soup, and Jantzen, until Nike hired him to run its domestic apparel operations. Around the time of Michael Jordan’s basketball retirement, Nike Chairman Phil Knight made Larry Miller president of the newly formed Jordan Brand. In 2007 Paul Allen convinced Miller to jump to the NBA to become president of the Portland Trailblazers, one of the first African-Americans to lead a professional sports team, before returning to Jordan Brand in 2012.All along, Miller lived two lives: the secret of his violent past haunted him, invading his days with migraines and his sleep with nightmares of getting hauled back to jail. More than a rags-to-riches story, Jump is also a passionate appeal for criminal justice reform and expanded educational opportunities for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people across the United States. Drawing on his powerful personal story, as well as his vast and well-connected network, Miller plans to use Jump as a launching point to help expand such opportunities and to provide an aspirational journey for those who need hope.
By Chris Herring. 2022
The definitive history of the 1990s New York Knicks, illustrating how Pat Riley, Patrick Ewing, John Starks, Charles Oakley, and…Anthony Mason resurrected the iconic franchise through oppressive physicality and unmatched grit.For nearly an entire generation, the New York Knicks have been a laughingstock franchise. Since 2001, they&’ve spent more money, lost more games, and won fewer playoff series than any other NBA team. But during the preceding era, the Big Apple had a club it was madly in love with—one that earned respect not only by winning, but through brute force. The Knicks were always looking for fights, often at the encouragement of Pat Riley. They fought opposing players. They fought each other. Hell, they even occasionally fought their own coaches. The NBA didn&’t take kindly to their fighting spirit. Within two years, league officials moved to alter several rules to stop New York from turning its basketball games into bloody mudwrestling matches. Nevertheless, as the 1990s progressed, the Knicks endeared themselves to millions of fans; not for how much they won, but for their colorful cast of characters and their hardworking mentality. Now, through his original reporting and interviews with more than two hundred people, author Chris Herring delves into the origin, evolution, and eventual demise of the iconic club. He takes us inside the locker room, executive boardrooms, and onto the court for the key moments that lifted the club to new heights, and the ones that threatened to send everything crashing down in spectacular fashion. Blood in the Garden is a portrait filled with eye-opening details that have never been shared before, revealing the full story of the franchise in the midst of the NBA&’s golden era. And rest assured, no punches will be pulled. Which is just how those rough-and-tumble Knicks would like it.
By Kevin Baker, Reggie Jackson. 2013
Baseball all-star and World Series champion Reggie Jackson chronicles his ups and downs in the New York Yankees organization, focusing…on two formative years, 1977 and 1978. Details his often-troubled relationships with fellow players, owner George Steinbrenner, and manager Billy Martin, and the unrelenting pressure of the media spotlight. 2013
By Larry Ruttman. 2013
Traces the Jewish influence on America's pastime, from legendary stars like Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax to owners, coaches, and…lesser-known players. Explores Jewish identity and appreciation for the game with fans such as former congressman Barney Frank and lawyer Alan Dershowitz. Foreword by baseball commissioner Allan "Bud" Selig. 2013
By Donald Driver. 2013
Former Green Bay Packers receiver discusses the hardships of his youth in Houston; his fourteen-year NFL career, including the Super…Bowl victory that capped the 2010 season; family life; and winning TV's Dancing with the Stars. 2013
By Jeff Pearlman. 2014
Sports journalist chronicles the history of the Los Angeles Lakers from 1979 to 1991. Discusses the team's acquisition of top…draft pick Earvin "Magic" Johnson, five championships, and Johnson's HIV-positive diagnosis and subsequent retirement. Profiles player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, owner Jerry Buss, coach Pat Riley, and others in the franchise. Bestseller. 2014
By Kostya Kennedy. 2014
Examines the career of baseball player and manager Rose (born 1941), who was banned from the game in 1989 because…of gambling. Details Rose's rise to become one of the premier players of the 1960s and 1970s and his fight for induction into the Hall of Fame. 2014
By David Roberts, Ed Viesturs. 2013
Viesturs, an American mountaineer, recounts historical expeditions to the summit of Mount Everest and describes the dangerous allure of the…world's most famous mountain. Includes attempts made by George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary, Scott Fischer, Rob Hall, and his own seven successful climbs of the earth's highest peak. 2013
Chronicle of two expeditionary forces, one by land and one by sea, that wealthy fur merchant John Jacob Astor sent…to present-day Oregon in 1810 to build a trading network and fulfill Thomas Jefferson's vision of a permanent West Coast settlement. 2014
By Leigh Steinberg, Michael Arkush. 2014
Memoir of sports agent and attorney Steinberg, who was the inspiration for the movie character Jerry Maguire. Discusses the art…of the deal and his high-profile clients, including sixty first-round NFL picks. Describes his charity work, struggles with alcoholism, and personal life. Foreword by Warren Moon. 2014
By Gregg Easterbrook. 2013
Explores the history and popularity of American gridiron football--the most popular spectator sport in the country. Details how football became…deeply ingrained in United States culture and society and probes its darker sides, including corruption and player concussions. 2013
By Allen St. John, Ainissa G. Ramirez. 2013
Journalist St. John and engineer Ramirez examine the game of football and discuss the behavioral and mechanical science concepts behind…it. The authors explore the notion that chaos theory--as explained to them by MacArthur Fellow Stephan Wolfram--is the underpinning for Cincinnati Bengals' coach Sam Wyche's no-huddle. 2013
By John Feinstein. 2014
Author of Change-Up (DB 70540) and Living on the Black (DB 67213) chronicles the lives of nine men in the…baseball minor leagues during the 2012 season. Examines the culture of the minor leagues versus the major leagues. 2014
Explores a notorious, televised, fourteen-minute brawl between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Candlestick Park on…August 22, 1965, which mirrored racial and ethnic tensions in the United States. Violence. 2014
By Mark Schlabach, Jase Robertson. 2014
Second-oldest son of the Robertson clan from the television show Duck Dynasty and COO of Duck Commander recounts his life…and shares his views regarding family, religion, and hunting. Relates challenges from growing up in rural Louisiana with an absent father. Bestseller. 2014
By Timothy Baghurst, Christopher Stanley. 2023
Published in partnership with SHAPE America, Reach Every Athlete: A Guide to Coaching Players with Hidden Disabilities and Conditions guides…coaches in working with athletes with disabilities that are not apparent based on physical features and athletic capabilities. Referred to as hidden disabilities or conditions (HDCs), there are athletes with a Specific Learning Disability (e.g. dyslexia), Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well sensory and physical impairments that may not be obvious, yet still impact performance. Reach Every Athlete is ideal for coaches at all levels who may knowingly, or unknowingly, have an athlete on their team with an HDC. It helps clarify the core symptoms and impact, as well as provides coaching tips and best practices. This guide is also useful to others invested in maximizing the sport experience for athletes, including parents and caregivers, athletic administrators, coach educators, and sport psych
By Jonathan Schuppe. 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist recounts the life of Rodney Mason, an ex-con drug dealer from Newark's rough South Ward, who was…shot and paralyzed. Highlights the positive changes in Mason, such as his involvement with a Little League team to help boys avoid the dangerous street life. Strong language. 2013