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Big Shot

Big Shot
A Book

by Sean Callery

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2012-09-13
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 1408180308
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Danny's been having a tough time at school. But now his best friend Ash has made it even worse by telling everyone about his ballroom dancing classes. Will Danny and Ash manage to show everyone how good they really are at sports? Or will their risky behaviour get them into big trouble? Highly readable, exciting books that take the struggle out of reading, Wired Connect encourages and supports reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers or those with English as an additional language aged 9+, at a manageable length (64 pages) and reading level (7+). Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.

Tennis Doubles Beyond Big Shots with Companion Video

Tennis Doubles Beyond Big Shots with Companion Video
A Book

by Greg Moran,Kelley Moran

  • Publisher : Mansion
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 1932421203
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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50-minutes of exclusive tennis doubles instruction and tips featuring top teaching professionals.

The Big Shot

The Big Shot
A Book

by Frank Lucius Packard

  • Publisher : Garden City, N.Y. : Published for P.F. Collier & Sons, N.Y. by Doubleday, Doran
  • Release : 1929
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang
A Book

by John Ayto,John Simpson

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2010-02-11
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 0199232059
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', this is the most authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Hatchet Jobs and Hardball

Hatchet Jobs and Hardball
The Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang

by Grant Barrett

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2006-04-21
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0199760454
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Here is a wonderful Baedeker to down-and-dirty politics--more than six hundred slang terms straight from the smoke-filled rooms of American political speech. Hatchet Jobs and Hardball: The Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang illuminates a rich and colorful segment of our language. Readers will find informative entries on slang terms such as Beltway bandit and boondoggle, angry white male and leg treasurer, juice bill and Joe Citizen, banana superpower and the Big Fix. We find not only the meaning and history of familiar terms such as gerrymander, but also of lesser-known terms such as cracking (splitting a bloc of like-minded voters by redistricting) and fair-fight district (which refers to areas redistricted to favor no political party). Each entry includes the definition of the word, its historical background, and illuminating citations, some going back more than 200 years. (We learn, for instance, that a term as seemingly current as political football actually dates back to before the Civil War.) Selected entries will have extended encyclopedic notes. The book also features sidebar essays on topics such as political words in Blogistan; a short history of "big cheese"; all about chads and the 2000 election; the suffix "-gate" and all the related Watergate terms; and the naming of legislation. Political junkies, policy wonks, journalists, and word lovers will find this book addictive reading as well as a reliable guide to one of the more colorful corners of American English.

The Hot Shot

The Hot Shot
A Book

by Fletcher Flora

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2011-12-31
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1440539057
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Skimmer was the hotshot - handsome, smart, arrogant . . . He had everything: personality, looks, women. He was ready for success - regardless of the cost . . . And then he met a girl and a gangster - and something went wrong . . . Hotshot is Skimmer’s story - a unique candid portrait, not of the knife-wielding delinquents who capture headlines, but of today’s troubled youth as they really are. The unforgettable story of a generation battling to find its way in a world it never made.

The Book of Basketball

The Book of Basketball
The NBA According to The Sports Guy

by Bill Simmons

  • Publisher : ESPN
  • Release : 2009-10-27
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN : 0345513118
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The NBA according to The Sports Guy—now updated with fresh takes on LeBron, the Celtics, and more! Foreword by Malcom Gladwell • “The work of a true fan . . . it might just represent the next phase of sports commentary.”—The Atlantic Bill Simmons, the wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining basketball addict known to millions as ESPN’s The Sports Guy, has written the definitive book on the past, present, and future of the NBA. From the age-old question of who actually won the rivalry between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain to the one about which team was truly the best of all time, Simmons opens—and then closes, once and for all—every major pro basketball debate. Then he takes it further by completely reevaluating not only how NBA Hall of Fame inductees should be chosen but how the institution must be reshaped from the ground up, the result being the Pyramid: Simmons’s one-of-a-kind five-level shrine to the ninety-six greatest players in the history of pro basketball. And ultimately he takes fans to the heart of it all, as he uses a conversation with one NBA great to uncover that coveted thing: The Secret of Basketball. Comprehensive, authoritative, controversial, hilarious, and impossible to put down (even for Celtic-haters), The Book of Basketball offers every hardwood fan a courtside seat beside the game’s finest, funniest, and fiercest chronicler.

United States Plant Patents

United States Plant Patents
A Book

by United States. Patent and Trademark Office

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009-10-13
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tarzan at the Earth's Core and Other Tales

Tarzan at the Earth's Core and Other Tales
A Book

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2014-07-17
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN : 1473202043
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the vaults of the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal introduction to the fantastic worlds of one of the greatest adventure writers of all time, Edgar Rice Burroughs. The son of a Civil War veteran, Edgar Rice Burroughs was a prolific writer for the early pulp magazines. Famous the world over as the creator of Tarzan - and in SF circles for his Martian tales featuring John Carter - Burroughs is a household name. This omnibus collects six more tales of Tarzan of the Apes - perhaps the greatest pulp hero of all time: TARZAN AT THE EARTH'S CORE, TARZAN THE INVINCIBLE, TARZAN TRIUMPHANT, TARZAN AND THE CITY OF GOLD, TARZAN AND THE LION MAN and TARZAN AND THE LEOPARD MEN.

Good Shot

Good Shot
A Guide to Using Clay Target Skills in the Field

by Steven Mulak

  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Release : 2008-07-01
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 146175108X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"If you are a bird hunter looking to improve your marksmanship, welcome to the skeet field!" Mulak explains how the sport of skeet can help you hunt those unpredictable birds. Illustrations and photographs clearly show the right way--and the wrong way--to shoot skeet and improve your score. Mulak's information takes you from the skeet range to the hunt, with a new set of tools at your fingertips. What makes someone a good shot? Author Steven Mulak has given this question a lot of thought, and his book analyzes problems faced by shooters everywhere. A good shot doesn't miss the same shot twice because he figures out why he missed it and what he must do to correct his mistake. Shooting a shotgun well takes skill, and this book will help you improve your technique. What to look for in a field shotgun How to improve technique and how to recognize and change bad habits How to use skeet to improve your hunting plus clay target games

The Last Rites

The Last Rites
A Book

by Yvonne Mason

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1257967371
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lomax Freeman, the Essence of a Man

Lomax Freeman, the Essence of a Man
A Novel

by Denis Gray

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2022-05-16
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 1669825469
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lomax Freeman, a homeless man, lives in a box in Upper West Side of Manhattan. Steven Hart, who works for the New York Times, rents in the Kensington building. Lomax’s box sits outside that apartment. After living in that apartment for a short period, Steve experiences a black man who’s intelligent, sophisticated, kind, and gentle. He wonders how Lomax landed on the streets of New York homeless. He wishes to do a two-part series on Lomax. Once the paper green-lights the feature, Lomax agrees to do the article but with one condition: the tragedy that befell him is off-limits. Eventually, Steve violates the agreement when he, secretively, uncovers Lomax’s full name. Now, the question becomes, Should he include it in the article to expose Lomax’s privacy? Doesn’t he have family, someone from the past who’s in search of Lomax Emmanuel Freeman? Steve’s in a dilemma.

Keeping the Lights on for Ike

Keeping the Lights on for Ike
Daily Life of a Utilities Engineer at AFHQ in Europe During WWII; or, What to Say in Letters Home When You're Not Allowed to Write about the War

by Rebecca Daniels

  • Publisher : Sunbury Press, Inc.
  • Release : 2019-02-20
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 1620061147
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Most people don’t realize that during the war in Europe in the 1940s, it took an average of six support soldiers to make the work of four combat soldiers possible. Most of what’s available in the literature tends toward combat narratives, and yet the support soldiers had complex and unique experiences as well. This book is based on personal correspondence, and it is primarily a memoir that creates a picture of the day-to-day realities of an individual soldier told in his own words [as much as he could tell under the wartime rules of censorship, that is] as well as giving insight into what it was actually like to be an American soldier during WWII. It explores the experiences of a non-combat Army utilities engineer working in a combat zone during the war in Europe and takes the protagonist from basic training through various overseas assignments—in this case to England, North Africa, and Italy as a support soldier under Eisenhower and his successors at Allied Force Headquarters. It also includes some reflections about his life after returning to Oregon when the war was over. The soldier involved is Captain Harold Alec Daniels [OSU, Class of 1939, ROTC] and most of the letters were written to his wife, Mary Daniels [attended U of O in the late 1930s]. They are the author's parents, and she inherited the letter collection, photos, and all other primary source materials after her mother’s death in 2006.

A Dictionary of the Underworld

A Dictionary of the Underworld
British and American

by Eric Partridge

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-06-12
  • Pages : 886
  • ISBN : 131744552X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First published in 1949 (this edition in 1968), this book is a dictionary of the past, exploring the language of the criminal and near-criminal worlds. It includes entries from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, as well as from Britain and America and offers a fascinating and unique study of language. The book provides an invaluable insight into social history, with the British vocabulary dating back to the 16th century and the American to the late 18th century. Each entry comes complete with the approximate date of origin, the etymology for each word, and a note of the milieu in which the expression arose.

Secondary Superheroes of Golden Age Comics

Secondary Superheroes of Golden Age Comics
A Book

by Lou Mougin

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2020-01-10
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN : 1476638608
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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 When Superman debuted in 1938, he ushered in a string of imitators--Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Captain America. But what about the many less well-known heroes who lined up to fight crooks, super villains or Hitler--like the Shield, the Black Terror, Crimebuster, Cat-Man, Dynamic Man, the Blue Beetle, the Black Cat and even Frankenstein? These and other four-color fighters crowded the newsstands from the late 1930s through the early 1950s. Most have since been overlooked, and not necessarily because they were victims of poor publication. This book gives the other superheroes of the Golden Age of comics their due.

The Box from Japan

The Box from Japan
A Book

by Harry Stephen Keeler

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2009-11
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN : 1605433934
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jerusalem, Take One!

Jerusalem, Take One!
Memoirs of a Jewish Filmmaker

by Alan Rosenthal

  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN : 9780809323111
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jerusalem, Take One! Memoirs of a Jewish Filmmaker is a behind-the-scenes look at the life of documentary filmmaker Alan Rosenthal, the maker of over sixty films including Day of Peace, Out of the Ashes, A Nation Is Born, and On the Brink of Peace. As a witness to so much recent Israeli history through a camera's viewfinder, Rosenthal himself makes as much of an interesting subject as the events he documents. Born in London in 1936, Rosenthal studied law at Oxford before beginning his work in television directing in Israel and the United States. By the 1960s he was an established young filmmaker who had participated in the filming of the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem in 1961. He returned in 1968, initially for just one year, as part of a team invited by the Israeli government to set up the first television network; that year turned into the thirty-plus years that inspired this book. The Eichmann trial, the development of Israel Television, the Oslo agreement, the search for the menorah from the Second Temple, the history of Zionism on the television screen, and the Yom Kippur War and Project Renewal are but a few of the recent moments in Israeli history that Rosenthal and his camera have witnessed. As he recalls these events with humor and wit, Rosenthal's words recapture the emotions and feel of those times as vividly as his lens recorded their passing. This is a memoir, not a history textbook, and Rosenthal himself is the true subject of the book's most intensely personal and introspective moments, stories of growth and learning, of England and family, of love and loss, of ideological disappointment and renewed hope. Rosenthal's tale is one of progress toward the man he wishes to be, the films he feels he must make, and the cultural identity he seeks to develop for himself and all Jewish people.

They Don't Dance Much

They Don't Dance Much
A Book

by James Ross

  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release : 1975
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 9780809307142
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Called by Raymond Chandler “a sleazy, corrupt but completely believable story of a North Carolina town,” this tough, realis­tic novel exemplifies Depression literature in the United States. Falling somewhere between the hard-as-nails writing of James M. Cain and the early stories of Ernest Hemingway, James Ross’s novel was for sheer brutality and frankness of language considerably ahead of his reading public’s taste for realism untinged with sentiment or profundity. In his brilliant Afterword to this new edition, George V. Higgins, author of the recent best-seller Cogan’s Trade, pays tribute to Ross for his courage in telling his story truthfully, in all its ugliness. The setting of They Don’t Dance Much is a roadhouse on the outskirts of a North Carolina town on the border with South Carolina, complete with dance floor, res­taurant, gambling room, and cabins rented by the hour. In the events described, Smut Milligan, the proprietor, seeks money to keep operating and commits a brutal murder.

Jackson, 1964

Jackson, 1964
And Other Dispatches from Fifty Years of Reporting on Race in America

by Calvin Trillin

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2016-06-28
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0399588256
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From bestselling author and beloved New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, a deeply resonant, career-spanning collection of articles on race and racism, from the 1960s to the present In the early sixties, Calvin Trillin got his start as a journalist covering the Civil Rights Movement in the South. Over the next five decades of reporting, he often returned to scenes of racial tension. Now, for the first time, the best of Trillin’s pieces on race in America have been collected in one volume. In the title essay of Jackson, 1964, we experience Trillin’s riveting coverage of the pathbreaking voter registration drive known as the Mississippi Summer Project—coverage that includes an unforgettable airplane conversation between Martin Luther King, Jr., and a young white man sitting across the aisle. (“I’d like to be loved by everyone,” King tells him, “but we can’t always wait for love.”) In the years that follow, Trillin rides along with the National Guard units assigned to patrol black neighborhoods in Wilmington, Delaware; reports on the case of a black homeowner accused of manslaughter in the death of a white teenager in an overwhelmingly white Long Island suburb; and chronicles the remarkable fortunes of the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, a black carnival krewe in New Orleans whose members parade on Mardi Gras in blackface. He takes on issues that are as relevant today as they were when he wrote about them. Excessive sentencing is examined in a 1970 piece about a black militant in Houston serving thirty years in prison for giving away one marijuana cigarette. The role of race in the use of deadly force by police is highlighted in a 1975 article about an African American shot by a white policeman in Seattle. Uniting all these pieces are Trillin’s unflinching eye and graceful prose. Jackson, 1964 is an indispensable account of a half-century of race and racism in America, through the lens of a master journalist and writer who was there to bear witness. Praise for Jackson, 1964 “Trillin’s elegant storytelling and keen observations sometimes churned my wrath about the glacial pace of progress. That’s because to me and millions of African-Americans, the topics of race and poverty—and their adverse impact on the mind and spirit—are, as Trillin acknowledges, not theoretical; they’re personal.”—Dorothy Butler Gilliam, The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice) “These pieces . . . will continue to be read for the pleasure they deliver as well as for the pain they describe.”—The New York Times “With the diligent clarity, humane wit, polished prose and attention to pertinent detail that exemplify Trillin’s journalism at its best . . . Jackson, 1964 drives home a sobering realization: Even with signs of progress, racism in America is news that stays news.”—USA Today “These unsettling tales, elegantly written and wonderfully reported, are like black-and-white snapshots from the national photo album. They depict a society in flux but also stubbornly unmoved through the decades when it comes to many aspects of race relations. . . . The grace Trillin brings to his job makes his stories all the more poignant.”—The Christian Science Monitor “An exceptional collection [from] master essayist Trillin.”—Booklist (starred review)

More Than a Club Kid

More Than a Club Kid
Man Versus Self

by John D. Evans

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN : 0595230326
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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More Than a Club Kid is a collection of urban, contemporary writing by an African-American that will become one of the most renown, classic writers of his time. John Evans' second collection of poetry, "More Than a Club Kid," is a continued quest into the heart, mind, and soul of a man as he searches for love and respect.