Hittin The Jumper

Hittin The Jumper

Hittin The Jumper

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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Author : Patrick Dowdall
Publisher : Goosetown Press
Release : 2016-07-20
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 0997690208


The Parachute Jumper

The Parachute Jumper

"The Parachute Jumper" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Publisher : Good Press
Release : 2021-08-31
Total Pages : 89 Pages
ISBN : EAN:4066338034281


The X Bar X Boys In Thunder Canyon

The X Bar X Boys In Thunder Canyon

"The X Bar X Boys in Thunder Canyon" by Roger Garis. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Roger Garis
Publisher : Good Press
Release : 2021-08-30
Total Pages : 107 Pages
ISBN : EAN:4064066359706


Connie Morgan In The Lumber Camps

Connie Morgan In The Lumber Camps

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Genre : Loggers
Author : James Beardsley Hendryx
Publisher :
Release : 1919
Total Pages : 313 Pages
ISBN : NYPL:33433082539895


Vampires And Victims

Vampires And Victims

The Humans of Ravenport and the Vampires of Storm Hill have lived alongside one another since the signing of The Treaty four hundred years ago. However, since the rebellion against Lord Harbinger, children have been going missing.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Martin M. McShane
Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
Release : 2021-09-08
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : 9781800466647


Behind The Wall

Behind The Wall

Behind “The Wall” By: David Hodge Behind “The Wall” is a memoir of author David Hodge’s experiences behind prison walls. These experiences remind us that we do not want to waste our life in prison before deciding to live an honest, God-fearing life. We only get one life here on Earth. Maintaining our freedom is the best thing we can do for ourselves, free to go and come as we please, free to choose our partners in life, free to manage our life. We do not have to sell dope for a living or use illegal drugs to escape reality. Society needs to stop idolizing drug dealers and praising a man for holding down a job. And the responsible ones of this country need to work on paying a decent wage to our uneducated workforce so they are not enticed by the possibilities of illegal activities. That is what fuels the penal system, folks taking a chance at the American Dream because they believe they can support themselves, family, and lifestyle with such activities. David hopes his experiences will touch the hearts of those trying not to return to prison, those lost without a direction, and those looking for guidance.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : David Hodge
Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
Release : 2020-11-02
Total Pages : 120 Pages
ISBN : 9781646107889


How To Talk American

How To Talk American

Provides a guide to American speech from around the nation, including Detroit, Chicago, and Seattle, and on such topics as Deadheads, Disney, the music business, sports, and street slang

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Genre : Humor
Author : Jim Crotty
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 1997
Total Pages : 419 Pages
ISBN : 0395780322


Random House Historical Dictionary Of American Slang A G

Random House Historical Dictionary Of American Slang A G

A collection of American slang which includes both present-day and historical terms

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Genre : Reference
Author : Jonathan E. Lighter
Publisher : Random House Reference
Release : 1994
Total Pages : 1006 Pages
ISBN : UOM:49015002912294


The Sonny Chronicles Volume I

The Sonny Chronicles Volume I

B.G.P., Tha' Berch', Weed Gardens..." All nicknames representing a neighborhood - Berchwin Gardens Projects! Berchwin was a Garden because of the talented budding youth housed in the neighborhood. Hundreds of bright young children ran in courtyards, on playgrounds and in hallways of a Garden. That Garden budded youth that blossomed into adults affected by the ills of the projects. Some say it is hard to have a Garden in the Projects because there is rarely even one rose that grows from concrete. There are a few success stories of those who escaped from B.G.P.'s, finding success and never returning, but those stories are not told for inspiration but rather disgust. One thing about those housed in this Project Garden, unity was essential. Poverty had a vise grip on those of Berchwin but close inter - family bonds gave Berchwin a sense of community pride. Even with the common ills of the projects; dysfunctional families, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, disease and poverty Tha' Berch was home to a special budding star. A star that was destined to represent the Garden... This young rose of "Weed Gardens" was destined because those before him of the same lineage and genes struggled. That struggle was passed down through painful family issues that created a youngster focused on not being like "them." Meet that youngster... Meet that star... Meet that rose amongst weeds.... See life through his eyes... Tobe Carberry and Samont Washington Present; The Sonny Chronicles, Volume One: First Things Learned Are Hardest to Forget.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Tobe Carberry
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2010-10
Total Pages : 172 Pages
ISBN : 9781452081083


The Outsiders

The Outsiders

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Author : Lynda Edwards
Publisher : Pearson UK
Release : 2019-11-20
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781292310565