๐Ÿ“’ Hittin The Jumper by Patrick Dowdall

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Publisher : Goosetown Press
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Hittin' the Jumper is a nostalgic tale of the key role that the game of basketball has played in the life of an ordinary player-a 60-year journey from the alley hoops and playgrounds of his boyhood hometowns in Montana to the hallowed halls of Notre Dame and Harvard, white-shoe law firms in New York and Chicago, and a variety of urban and suburban courts. Along the way, the author re-discovers fascinating characters and lost worlds in an appreciation of the gifts that playing the sport for a lifetime can bring. Several with whom he has shared the court-teammates and opponents-became famous in politics, business, and academia, and a few were former NBA players. Most, however, were not in the headlines. Their stories are diverse. Some are filled with humor, others are instructive and insightful, particularly in dealing with the challenges of continuing to play as age encroaches, while a few are tragic. All touched the author as they did their fellow hoopsters through the years. The author's basketball life has been shaped by the history, traditions, and ethos of the communities where he played, whether it was the local basketball lore or, even more generally, the prevailing culture of a place. These places include the neighborhood of the birth of our country and the site of the birth of the game of basketball itself. The courts in these communities each possess a distinctive character. Some were inspirational because of their historic connections while others simply provided comfort with their familiarity, intimacy, and charm. Lovers of basketball and the history of sport, of unusual life stories and sentimental journeys, will find this memoir both pleasurable and informative.

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๐Ÿ“’ Connie Morgan In The Lumber Camps by James Beardsley Hendryx

Genre : Loggers
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ISBN_10 : NYPL:33433082539895
Copyright Year : 1919
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๐Ÿ“’ The Liberty Hound by Joseph Currey

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ISBN_10 : 9780595007097
Copyright Year : 2000-08-01
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The irrepressible Sammy Bench joined the Navy during World War II and never before or after has there been such a sailor. Part con man, part savior, we follow his antics, trials and tribulations through boot camp and into a Ships Company assignment. These were the men who fought their libidos and fears; sailors who โ€œcomfortedโ€ war widows and romanced the young ladies who creamed to do their part for the war effort. We meet Sammyโ€™s buddies Billy and Bernie and his girlfriend Sarah, and what a profound effect each oneโ€™s life has, as a result of Sammy. They struggle together to try to make sense through the later years of WWII before the Bomb ended it all. The novel grabs a hold and wonโ€™t let go from page one. This book could only be written by one who was there, Seaman Joseph Currey, Liberty Hound. Joseph Currey is a retired State of California Security Enforcement Officer who served in the United States Navy during the later years of World War II. He completed boot camp at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Chicago. Mr. Currey is also the author of a comedy-mystery novel titled, The Nutt House, and has written 11 short stories. He resides in Encinitas, California. Quotes: "The Liberty Hound made my laugh and made me cry. What remarkable memories of Boots and making the most of liberty time with the ladies of Chicago and Milwaukee. We were young and invincible but we also knew that every fling might be our last. Joe Currey has captured an era on paper that is truly a page-turner. If you were a Liberty Hound, you might want to hide this book from your wife."-Fred Puffenburger, Lt. Commander, (Ret.), Pearl Harbor Survivor "The author puts you in the middle of the action of WW II boot camp. In the back of our minds we all thought we might become just one of the million-plus who were expected to die in the invasion of Japan, so make every day count. The Liberty Hound does just that in a most remarkable story. The action and fun never stops until the last page. Riveting!" Thanks, Joseph Currey, for such vivid memories."-L.C. Smythe, M/Sgt., USMC (Ret.), Purple Heart Recipient

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Genre : Education
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781135706524
Copyright Year : 1999-01-01
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Text for professionals in ed. and related fields addresses natural interest & educational concern about dialects by considering some major issues confronting educational practitioners. No background in linguistics/sociolinguistics is assumed by reader.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN_10 : 9781558617087
Copyright Year : 2002-12-01
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This beloved modern classic documents the lives and hardships of an African American family living in Depression-era Harlem. While 12-year-old Francie Coffins world and family threaten to fall apart, this remarkable young heroine must call upon her own wit and endurance to survive amidst the treacheries of racism and sexism, poverty and violence.

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๐Ÿ“’ Okay I M Better Now by William E. "Tony" Franklin, Jr.

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN_10 : 9781440127991
Copyright Year : 2009-03
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In reading this book, you will get a glimpse of my day-to-day life. The tirades (or stories) are based on true life events that have either pissed me off or made me think. No doubt, this book will make some of you uncomfortable and somewhat offended. Half of you won't make it through the first tirade. I don't care. But if you can keep reading, your uncomfort may release you and be a blessing from a maniac. I feel so many things go unquestioned or unanswered in the world. We live lives not of quiet despair , but of quiet slavery. We submit to a 9 to 5 , we submit to marriage and divorce, we submit to 2.5 children, we submit to our friends' dumb ass suggestions, we submit we submit . We witness things that piss us off and we do nothing. Yet, we will wait for someone to take up the mantle and speak out. Well, I could no longer wait for someone else to do what I should have done long ago. When I wrote the first tirade, I was pissed off. And while I was writing it, I had no intention of writing another (at least initially). But, the release was incredible - therapeutic. And the funny fucking thing was I really had something to say all be it in my own unique way. People wrote me to let me know I had tapped into something or touch a nerve. My friends wanted me dead..my family wanted me deader. But, everyone wanted more and I had more to say. So as you read this book, whether you are sitting on the toilet, in prison cell or in your cubicle at work, it really is my gift to you. Please let me know what you think. Hell, you may become the next subject of a tirade

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Genre : Slang
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ISBN_10 : NWU:35556022766489
Copyright Year : 1986
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ISBN_10 : BL:A0017496740
Copyright Year : 1867
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Genre : Australia
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ISBN_10 : OXFORD:600071787
Copyright Year : 1867
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