Hittin the Jumper

Hittin  the Jumper
Author by: Patrick Dowdall
Release: 2016-07-20
Editor: Goosetown Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0997690208
Language: un
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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.

Connie Morgan in the Lumber Camps

Connie Morgan in the Lumber Camps
Author by: James Beardsley Hendryx
Release: 1919
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 313
ISBN: NYPL:33433082539895
Language: en
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Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang A G

Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang  A G
Author by: Jonathan E. Lighter,J. Ball,Random House (Firm)
Release: 1994
Editor: Random House Reference
Pages: 1006
ISBN: UOM:49015002912294
Language: en
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A collection of American slang which includes both present-day and historical terms

Australian Capers Or Christopher Cockle s Colonial Experience

Australian Capers  Or  Christopher Cockle s Colonial Experience
Author by: John Richard Houlding,Old Boomerang
Release: 1867
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 444
ISBN: UIUC:30112047697781
Language: en
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The Hopkins Review

The Hopkins Review
Author by: Anonim
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B5182174
Language: en
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Dialects at School

Dialects at School
Author by: Jeffrey Reaser,Carolyn Temple Adger,Walt Wolfram,Donna Christian
Release: 2017-05-12
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781317678977
Language: en
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Like its predecessor, Dialects in Schools and Communities, this book illuminates major language-related issues that educational practitioners confront, such as responding to dialect related features in students’ speech and writing, teaching Standard English, teaching students about dialects, and distinguishing dialect difference from language disorders. It approaches these issues from a practical perspective rooted in sociolinguistic research, with a focus on the research base for accommodating dialect differences in schools. Expanded coverage includes research on teaching and learning and attention to English language learners. All chapters include essential information about language variation, language attitudes, and principles of handling dialect differences in schools; classroom-based samples illustrating the application of these principles; and an annotated resources list for further reading. The text is supported by a Companion Website (www.routledge.com/cw/Reaser) providing additional resources including activities, discussion questions, and audio/visual enhancements that illustrate important information and/or pedagogical approaches. Comprehensive and authoritative, Dialects at School reflects both the relevant research bases in linguistics and education and educational practices concerning language variation. The problems and examples included are authentic, coming from the authors’ own research, observations and interactions in public school classrooms, and feedback in workshops. Highlights include chapters on oral language and reading and writing in dialectally diverse classrooms, as well as a chapter on language awareness for students, offering a clear and compelling overview of how teachers can inspire students to learn more about language variation, including their own community language patterns. An inventory of dialect features in the Appendix organizes and expands on the structural descriptions presented in the chapters.

Paranormal Investigations 5 A Faint Whiff of Wet Dog

Paranormal Investigations 5  A Faint Whiff of Wet Dog
Author by: EH Walter
Release: 2021
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781326464288
Language: en
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The Liberty Hound

The Liberty Hound
Author by: Joseph Currey
Release: 2000-08-01
Editor: iUniverse
Pages: 172
ISBN: 9780595007097
Language: en
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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 “comforted” war widows and romanced the young ladies who creamed to do their part for the war effort. We meet Sammy’s buddies Billy and Bernie and his girlfriend Sarah, and what a profound effect each one’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 won’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

The 1931 1940 American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States

The 1931 1940  American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States
Author by: American Film Institute
Release: 1993-06
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 1504
ISBN: 0520079086
Language: en
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The entire field of film historians awaits the AFI volumes with eagerness.--Eileen Bowser, Museum of Modern Art Film Department Comments on previous volumes: The source of last resort for finding socially valuable . . . films that received such scant attention that they seem 'lost' until discovered in the AFI Catalog.--Thomas Cripps Endlessly absorbing as an excursion into cultural history and national memory.--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

The University Review

The University Review
Author by: Anonim
Release: 1940
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015009214654
Language: en
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The Saturday Evening Post

The Saturday Evening Post
Author by: Anonim
Release: 1917
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: MINN:31951001459134H
Language: en
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The New Writing in the U S A

The New Writing in the U S A
Author by: Donald Allen,Robert Creeley
Release: 1967
Editor: Harmondsworth : Penguin
Pages: 331
ISBN: UCAL:B3474822
Language: en
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The Top 10 of Film

The Top 10 of Film
Author by: Russell Ash
Release: 2003
Editor: Dk Pub
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0789496402
Language: en
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Presents numerous top ten lists about motion pictures, actors, actresses, and directors, including the top ten films of individual actors and actresses and of specific film genres.

Low Rider

Low Rider
Author by: Anonim
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UTEXAS:059172146209866
Language: en
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No Day of Triumph

No Day of Triumph
Author by: Jay Saunders Redding
Release: 1942
Editor: New York ; London : Harper & brothers
Pages: 340
ISBN: UOM:39015002379611
Language: en
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International Volleyball Review

International Volleyball Review
Author by: Anonim
Release: 1948
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OSU:32435025688037
Language: en
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The Rapist File

The Rapist File
Author by: Les Sussman,Sally Bordwell
Release: 1981
Editor: Chelsea House Pub
Pages: 215
ISBN: 0877540942
Language: en
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Interviews with fifteen convicted rapists describe their childhoods, their feelings toward women, sex, and violence, and the reasons they feel little remorse or guilt about their crime

Collier s

Collier s
Author by: Anonim
Release: 1924
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015019941288
Language: en
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Shorts 2

Shorts 2
Author by: Candia McWilliam
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 246
ISBN: STANFORD:36105113418318
Language: en
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Selected from more than 2000 entries to the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday short story competition of 1999, these stories include the six shortlisted stories as well as the winner.

Western Movie Quotations

Western Movie Quotations
Author by: Anonim
Release: 1999
Editor: McFarland Publishing
Pages: 550
ISBN: STANFORD:36105028565047
Language: en
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"The time to live and the place to die. That's all any man gets. No more, no less"-Parson (Hank Worden) in The Alamo."Look, I don't mean to be a sore loser, but when it's done...if I'm dead...kill him!"-Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."Well, there are some things a man just can't run away from"-The Ringo Kid (John Wayne) in Stagecoach.KID: "Why don't we have a drink for old times' sake?" BUTCH: "Old times' sake? That means you got no cash"-Kid Sheleen (Lee Marvin) and Butch Cassidy (Arthur Hunnicutt) in Cat Ballou.This is a topically arranged compilation of over 6,000 famous lines and memorable quotes from over 1,000 western films, from the 1920s to 1998. Indexes to actors and actresses, film names and narrow subjects provide instant access for both cowboy fans and western film scholars.