The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:The Countryman Press

ISBN:1581578547

Total Pages:360

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A new edition of this encyclopedic guide to Arizona's array of natural wonders, recreational opportunities and world-class comforts. With its natural wonders, recreational opportunities and world-class comforts, Arizona is one of the favorite travel destinations on the planet. Christine Maxa’s encyclopedic guide has everything from culture and history to the perfect 18 holes of golf; from luxurious spas to rugged backcountry adventures. This new edition covers all the national parks and monuments and features lodging and dining gems you won’t want to miss.

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The Great Sports Documentaries

Author:Michael Peters

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:1476630488

Total Pages:210

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 Sports and competition have been film subjects since the dawn of the medium. Olympic sports documentaries have been around nearly as long as the games themselves; films about surfing, boxing, roller derby, motorcycle racing and bodybuilding were theatrical successes during the 1960s and 1970s. The author surveys the history of the sports documentary subgenre, covering more than 100 award-winning films of 40+ different competitions, from traditional team sports to dogsled racing to ballroom dancing.

Wisconsin Bird Hunting Tales

Author:Ken M. Blomberg

Publisher:Arcadia Publishing

ISBN:1439665028

Total Pages:176

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The Badger State's thriving upland bird population beckons hunters from across the country. Author Ken M. Blomberg recollects nearly half a century of the hunt in his backyard grouse paradise. Marshaling years of experience, he explains how logging roads often lead to grouse and, just as often, to nowhere. He paints an uplifting portrait of an old hunter dragging his creaky body through unforgiving terrain. And with spirit and humor, he tells of boon companions sharing stories around a campfire or nervously slumbering to a wolf country lullaby. Novice and veteran hunters alike will draw delight and inspiration from a relatable love affair with gun dogs, upland birds and Wisconsin.

100 Things Twins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Author:Alex Halsted

Publisher:Triumph Books

ISBN:1617494925

Total Pages:288

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100 Things Twins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die will help fans of the Twin Cities' favorite franchise get the most out of being a fan. It takes 50 years of Twins history and distills it to the absolute best and most compelling, identifying in an informative, lively, and illuminating way the personalities, events, and facts every Twins fan should know without hesitation. Numbers with huge impact, such as 34, .388, and 1987; nicknames such as Puck and Kitty and Tony-O.

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Author:Danny Newman

Publisher:Theatre Communications Group

ISBN:1559367067

Total Pages:300

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"Buy it, borrow it, steal it, but get your hands on it! If you follow Danny's advice on how to sell tickets, you won't have an unsold seat in the house all season long!"--Ralph Black, American Symphony League

Saving Heroes

Author:Matthew R. Burke Ph.D.

Publisher:WestBow Press

ISBN:1664209786

Total Pages:214

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Saving Heroes is a riveting story of a veteran’s quest to rescue military and first responder families from the captivity of post-traumatic stress. While the book does not replace the exceptional work of the church, medical practitioners, and therapeutic programs, it compliments, unites, and consolidates their efforts, extracting best practices that are easy to follow. You’ll find simple answers to complicated problems, including how to break free from self-imprisonment, overcome thoughts of suicide, and wage spiritual warfare. The author also reflects on how growing up in poverty on a small farm in Webster, Florida, and living off the land gave him the tools to succeed. Join the author as he shares his testimony, unveils a plan to rescue spiritual POWs, and bridges the gap between the church and our warriors.

Great Women in Bahamian History

Author:Deanne Hanna-Ewers

Publisher:AuthorHouse

ISBN:1477292497

Total Pages:120

Viewed:1962

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This book is about the historical milestones of Bahamian women and how much they have accomplished since the country's 1973 independence. It features Bahamian women young and old breaking career barriers.

Outdoor Chronicles

Author:Jerry Hamza

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1510701427

Total Pages:232

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We hold a great affection for the deep tradition of American storytelling. The ability to spin a yarn that can hold our attention and provide a gentle direction for life is something that has been with us for a long time. “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” by Mark Twain or Ernest Hemingway’s Nick Adams stories hold us with their gentle wit and carry us away for just a little while. In Outdoor Chronicles, Jerry Hamza takes up the gauntlet of the storyteller to take readers away for a little fun. There are already plenty of how-to fishing and outdoor books, and this is not one. Hamza’s stories will not make you a better caster or shooter, but they will make you want to spend more time fishing or hunting. This book is a collection of outdoor stories wrapped in the human condition. They were written with an eye toward honesty and cynicism. They will make you laugh out loud, and you will want to carry them with you wherever you go. If this book goes missing, it’s a sure thing that, when you do find it, it will be in the possession of a member of your household, regardless of their interest in casting a fly. The stories cover the gamut from a fishing trip to northern Canada to a little stream that was actually better than remembered, to how the baby boomers almost trampled a sport to death, to a solitary trek along railroad tracks during a cold, dark, and dreary February, and many more. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. 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.

Seattle Sports

Author:Terry Anne Scott

Publisher:University of Arkansas Press

ISBN:1610757238

Total Pages:278

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Seattle Sports: Play, Identity, and Pursuit in the Emerald City, edited by Terry Anne Scott, explores the vast and varied history of sports in this city where diversity and social progress are reflected in and reinforced by play. The work gathered here covers Seattle’s professional sports culture as well as many of the city’s lesser-known figures and sports milestones. Fresh, nuanced takes on the Seattle Mariners, Supersonics, and Seahawks are joined by essays on gay softball leagues, city court basketball, athletics in local Japanese American communities during the interwar years, ultimate, the fierce women of roller derby, and much more. Together, these essays create a vivid portrait of Seattle fans, who, in supporting their teams—often in rain, sometimes in the midst of seismic activity—check the country’s implicit racial bias by rallying behind outspoken local sporting heroes.

Moon New York State

Author:Julie Schwietert Collazo

Publisher:Moon Travel

ISBN:1640498281

Total Pages:500

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From museum-hopping in the Hudson Valley to hiking the hills upstate, discover the New York you don't know with Moon New York State. Inside you'll find: Strategic itineraries ranging from a two-week road trip to weekend getaways from the city, with ideas for art-lovers, foodies, outdoor enthusiasts, foliage-seekers, and more Day trips from New York City to Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills The top sights and unique experiences: Explore the charming riverside towns of the Hudson Valley on a brewery trail, sample local wine and cheese upstate, or relax on the beaches of Montauk. Hike to a spectacular sunrise in the Catskills, kayak on the Finger Lakes, and peep the vibrant changing leaves in the Adirondacks. Browse the quirky boutiques of Lower Manhattan, stroll the High Line, and savor skyline views with a nightcap in hand at a rooftop bar Honest advice from native New Yorker Julie Schwietert Collazo on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Thorough background on the history, culture, and geography of the state Recommendations for families, LGBTQ travelers, seniors, international visitors, and travelers with disabilities With Moon New York State's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the best of the Empire State. Want to experience NYC like a local? Check out Moon New York City.

Good to Great

Author:Jim Collins

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062119206

Total Pages:320

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The Challenge Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning. But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness? The Study For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great? The Standards Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. How great? After the leap, the good-to-great companies generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of seven times in fifteen years, better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the world's greatest companies, including Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck. The Comparisons The research team contrasted the good-to-great companies with a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to make the leap from good to great. What was different? Why did one set of companies become truly great performers while the other set remained only good? Over five years, the team analyzed the histories of all twenty-eight companies in the study. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness -- why some companies make the leap and others don't. The Findings The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice. The findings include: Level 5 Leaders: The research team was shocked to discover the type of leadership required to achieve greatness. The Hedgehog Concept (Simplicity within the Three Circles): To go from good to great requires transcending the curse of competence. A Culture of Discipline: When you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, you get the magical alchemy of great results. Technology Accelerators: Good-to-great companies think differently about the role of technology. The Flywheel and the Doom Loop: Those who launch radical change programs and wrenching restructurings will almost certainly fail to make the leap. “Some of the key concepts discerned in the study,” comments Jim Collins, "fly in the face of our modern business culture and will, quite frankly, upset some people.” Perhaps, but who can afford to ignore these findings?

Dirty Teaching

Author:Juliet Robertson

Publisher:Crown House Publishing

ISBN:178135149X

Total Pages:200

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Juliet Robertson offers tips and tricks to help any teacher develop variety in their teaching. One of the keys to a happy and creative classroom is getting out of it and this book will give you the confidence to do it. It contains a wealth of ideas from cheat sheets to activities that allow teachers and parents to encourage outdoor learning and improve student participation. There is no need for expensive tools or complicated technologies; all you need is your coat and a passion for learning - oh, and you'd better bring the kids too

Hang ’Em High

Author:Bob Herzberg

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:1476601240

Total Pages:264

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For more than a century the Western film has proven to be an enduring genre. At the dawn of the 20th century, in the same years that The Great Train Robbery begat a film genre, Owen Wister wrote The Virginian, which began a new literary genre. From the beginning, both literature and film would usually perpetuate the myth of the Old West as a place where justice always triumphed and all concerned (except the villains) pursued the Law. The facts, however, reflect abuses of due process: lynch mobs and hired gunslingers rather than lawmen regularly pursued lawbreakers; vengeance rather than justice was often employed; and even in courts of law justice didn’t always prevail. Some films and novels bucked this trend, however. This book discusses the many Western films as well as the novels they are based on, that illustrate distortions of the law in the Old West and the many ways, most of them marked by vengeance, in which its characters pursued justice.

Safety, Risk and Adventure in Outdoor Activities

Author:Bob Barton

Publisher:SAGE

ISBN:1848604955

Total Pages:200

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'"Bureaucracy is the reason for the decline in school trips". A statement often quoted. But it is a myth that there is a decline in school visits... It's competent people, not paperwork, that make visits safer' - Ian Park, ex-Chairman, Outdoor Education Advisers' Panel 'Every man and woman who is involved in the development or education of young people - however slightly - should be chained to one of the Barns of Bynack and not released until they have read this book cover to cover' - Alan Bantick, wildlife conservationist, lecturer, photographer and guide 'Bob Barton's balanced and well thought out book will help anyone involved with the planning and management of outdoor activities for young people. Bob explores the issues that need to be considered when developing and implementing outdoor policies and procedures, in an interesting and thought provoking style, drawing on his wealth of outdoor experience' - Peter Westgarth, Chief Executive, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award 'This book fills a gap which sorely needed filling. The safety versus adventure debate is discussed in a thoroughly refreshing way and should inspire a new generation of teachers and youth workers to take their charges into the great outdoors. The book should be required reading for every Health and Safety Officer throughout the land to improve their understanding of what Adventure Educators are trying to achieve' - Doug Jones, County Officer, Outdoor Education and Adventure Activities, Bedfordshire County Council 'A distillation of years of experience in adventure activities and an essential guide to getting the proper balance between adventure and safety' - Nick Barrett, Chief Executive of the Outward Bound Trust Providers of outdoor education must strike the right balance between adventure and security. Effective risk management enables providers to deliver lasting educational value without breaching their moral and legal duties of care. This practical guide shows how genuinely adventurous outdoor activities can be provided to acceptable standards of safety. Drawing on the author's own experience as an expert mountaineer, instructor and consultant, the systems and processes of successful outdoor adventure are clearly explained using real life examples and case studies. Bob Barton is Safety Adviser to the Outward Bound Trust and works as a consultant on the management of adventure activities.

Movie Greats

Author:Philip Gillett

Publisher:Berg

ISBN:1847886159

Total Pages:240

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Why are some films regarded as classics, worthy of entry into the canon of film history? Which sorts of films make the cut and why? Movie Greats questions how cinema is ranked and, in doing so, uncovers a history of critical conflict, with different aesthetic positions battling for dominance. The films examined range across the history of cinema: The Battleship Potemkin, The 39 Steps, Modern Times, Citizen Kane, It's a Wonderful Life, Black Narcissus, The Night of the Hunter, Lawrence of Arabia, 8*, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Godfather, Raging Bull, The Piano and Kill Bill: Vol. 1. Each chapter opens with a brief summary of the film's plot and goes on to discuss the historical context, the key individuals who made the film, and initial and subsequent popular and critical responses. Students studying the history of film, canon formation or film aesthetics will find this book relevant, provocative and absorbing.

Iowa Baseball Greats

Author:Don Doxsie

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:1476622922

Total Pages:248

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In the world of sports, Iowa is probably best known for wrestling but the state has also produced more than 200 major league baseball players. Sixteen of them are profiled here, including six Hall of Famers, the game’s brightest star of the 19th century, an American League batting champion, the only pitcher to lead the National League in strikeouts seven years in a row, the only catcher to catch two back-to-back no-hitters and one of the most dominant pitchers in American League history. They made their presence felt off the field, too. One helped fortify the game’s racial barriers. One helped tear them down. One invented devices that changed the game. Two wrote instructional books on baseball. One became famous so young that he graced the cover of national magazines before graduating from high school. Each has a compelling story, some interwoven with the game’s greatest moments.

Jazz Greats Speak

Author:Roland Baggenæs

Publisher:Scarecrow Press

ISBN:1461660017

Total Pages:164

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In this collection of interviews originally published in CODA magazine, Jazz artists such as Lee Konitz, Mary Lou Williams, Dexter Gordon, and John Tchicai talk about their dedication to the music and about their careers. Taken together, the interviews offer an insight in the development of jazz.

10 Science Fiction Greats Box Set

Author:Donald Swan,E.J. Deen,Cassandra Ormand

Publisher:Bad Rabbit Publications

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3 Best-Selling Authors 10 Great Full-Length Science Fiction Novels One Low Price! The Hyperspace Project (Books 1-3) Alien First Contact Cyberpunk Space Opera ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “An action-packed, fun and intelligent adventure into the unknown.” He set out to prove a theory. Now he’s racing to save the galaxy from his mistake. Along with his newly found, rag-tag band of alien friends, Nick Bannon battles to keep his devastating technology out of the hands of the biomechanoid race known as the Mok’tu. Nick is flung to a distant world when his hyperspace experiment goes awry. Technology can always be used for good or evil and now his peaceful experiment could become a horrific weapon of a malicious alien race. Every species in the galaxy is in danger of total annihilation and it may take one man’s greatest sacrifice to stop it. Full 86,000 word space opera novel! ------------------------ Kael Jai (Books 1-4) Alien Superhero Cyberpunk Sci-Fi Series ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Great Sci-Fi Adventure!” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “First Contact with a twist.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Fast-Paced, High-Tech Action series. Aliens, genetic engineering, intergalactic war, witches, futuristic ninjas, mystery, who could ask for more?” His name is Kael Jai. An alien hiding among the humans of Earth. Outcast. Sent here for his own protection, having failed in winning the long battle with the madman called Jindom who intended to rule his entire planet. They thought he’d be safe on this backward little planet, so far from the war that raged on his home-world light years away. They were wrong. Jindom discovered Kael’s location and sent a powerful war machine to Earth to kill him. But one was not enough. One was their mistake. Now Kael intends to settle the score, rid the universe of the madman called Jindom, and bring peace to his home-planet of Trinoor. -------------------------- Malevolent 👽 Alien Contact Thriller ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Alien abduction. It’s a subject that’s been written to death, or so I thought, until encountering this book. E. J. Deen has written one hell of a novel. The pacing is relentless, the characters are believable, and the abductions are chilling.” -Timothy Elliott Grey refuses to believe. As a top-notch journalist for a Seattle-based magazine, he is trained to have an open mind. But he simply refuses to believe extraterrestrials actually exist. After a disturbing interview with a man who claims to have been abducted by aliens, Elliott is plagued by nightmares of his own abduction. Terrorized and tortured by entities he cannot understand, Elliot has come face to face with his unbelief. ----------------------- Prototype ☢️ Sexy Science Fiction Cyberpunk Thriller 💥 Angelique is running for her life, hiding in plain sight. “Well written, well paced, and fun to read.” “The heroine, Angelique, is strong, smart and beautiful, a powerful combination.” “The action starts in the first chapter, and only stops long enough for you to catch your breath before starting up again.” “A science fiction thriller-romance, and does a really good work in all those areas.” Angelique Hunter works for a cutting edge robotics company programming and designing some of the most lifelike robots in the world. She’s spent her life working to achieve her goals, only to realize that her skills have been used to build a killing machine. Now she’s running for her life, hiding in plain sight, and praying that no one discovers her secret. ---------------------- Primal ☣️ Post Apocalyptic Sci-Fi ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Loved it!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ E. J. Deen is one of the best authors I’ve come across in a long time. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Loved it! Really enjoyed the book. An excellent post-apocalyptic novel by E. J. Deen. It’s set in After-Revolt(AR) America, after a plague that is a form of HIV has been released on the population, throwing the nation into chaos. The year 14, after the revolt…. He came to salvage what was left of the country, but the country didn’t want saving. He’d been alone for so long that he’d almost forgotten his own name. They called him Zach. It’s all anyone needs to know about him. He’s a bounty hunter with a price on his head, put there by those malevolent factions that now rule the New Society. Genetically altered to resist the plague that is decimating the world, he is the only hope of a country in turmoil. Marked by blood spilled during the revolt, scarred and battle weary, he lives as a recluse. But when a young girl is victimized by his worst enemy, Zach rises to the cry for justice and takes his revenge on the man responsible. The world may never be the same again, but the fight for human life will always remain.

The Hall: A Celebration of Baseball's Greats

Author:The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Publisher:Little, Brown

ISBN:0316289914

Total Pages:624

Viewed:1994

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A deluxe baseball treasury unlike any other, complete with essays, photos, and player bios from The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Everyone dreams of Cooperstown. It's a hallowed name in baseball, for players as well as their fans. It's a house where legends live; it's everything that's great about the game. Never before has the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum published a complete registry of inductees with plaques, photographs, and extended biographies. In this unique, 75th anniversary edition, read the stories of every player inducted into the Hall, organized by position. Each section begins with an original essay by a living Hall of Famer who played that position: Hank Aaron, George Brett, Orlando Cepeda, Carlton Fisk, Tommy Lasorda, Joe Morgan, Jim Rice, Cal Ripken Jr., Nolan Ryan, and Robin Yount.