Familiar People and Places in Green River Township

Familiar People and Places in Green River Township Author Robert Ballard
ISBN-10 0557286565
Year 2010-02-19
Pages 168
Language en
Publisher Putz Ballard
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This is a book of stories and tales from the Green River/Tuxedo area of Henderson County in Western North Carolina. Included is a collection of my memories which are being shared from a heart filled with love and thanksgiving to those who created them. In these pages you will find humor, tragedy and sadness and the full gamut of emotions of myself and the people who have been such an integral part of the influence of my life.

Darebone s Big Break

Darebone s Big Break Author MD Gleeson Rebello
ISBN-10 0982925670
Year 2013-06-01
Pages 38
Language en
Publisher Sdp Publishing
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A child on the playground. A quick tumble. A trip to the emergency room. Educating without intimidating, and entertaining without underestimating, DareBone's Big Break helps parents and their children navigate this unexpected experience with poetry, great humor, and medical accuracy. Readers join the adventurous and often clumsy DareBone as he endures his first major injury: a broken elbow. With his wise-cracking sidekick, Wag-A-Bone, narrating along the way, DareBone meets many medical heroes, including orthopedic surgeon, Dr. WonderBone, who guides our hero as he journeys through surgery and recovery. DareBone's Big Break educates with entertaining rhyme, in an informative story about a common childhood injury that parents and children will reach for time and again. DareBone's Big Break is the first of several books from Gleeson Rebello, MD and Jamie Harisiades that will combine entertaining rhyme and accurate medical information aimed at educating readers and parents on common childhood conditions like allergy, autism, asthma, and obesity.

Boys Get Anorexia Too

Boys Get Anorexia Too Author Jenny Langley
ISBN-10 9781847878748
Year 2006-01-25
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher SAGE
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Eating disorders are usually associated with females but there are an increasing number of males affected by anorexia and bulimia. Often there is a link between male eating disorders and athletic prowess, and the quest for physical perfection can result in damaging behaviours associated with diet, supplements and exercise. This unique and important book combines a mine of information with a readable and engaging case study. The author was shocked and horrified when her son developed anorexia at the age of twelve. Having a research background, she naturally turned her attention to finding out as much as she could about how best to combat this terrifying illness. Her son is now fully recovered and has supported this book that not only describes their experiences, but also provides a practical guide on how to cope with male eating disorders. A much needed resource for other parents in similar situations, the book will also be of interest to people working in health centres, clinics and hospitals. It will also be invaluable for youth support groups, teachers and sports coaching staff, who are often the first to be aware of concerns about eating disorders in young men. Jenny is a Chartered Accountant who worked in the pharmaceutical industry for many years. Latterly she has also worked in the Financial Services Industry (for six years) as a pharmaceutical and healthcare analyst and salesperson. She is a member of the Eating Disorder Association and a volunteer member of their Self Help Network.

Ebony

Ebony Author
ISBN-10
Year 1969-01
Pages 122
Language en
Publisher
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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.

Palestra Pandemonium

Palestra Pandemonium Author Robert S. Lyons
ISBN-10 1566399912
Year 2002
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Temple University Press
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Looks at the history of the Philadelphia Big 5 college basketball rivalry, from its beginning in 1955 to the present day.

Boys Life

Boys  Life Author
ISBN-10
Year 1948-01
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher
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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

Letters from America

Letters from America Author Alistair Cooke
ISBN-10 9781497697683
Year 2015-03-03
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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“[Cooke is] one of the most gifted and urbane essayists of the century, a supreme master.” —The Spectator As the voice of the BBC’s Letter from America for close to six decades, Alistair Cooke addressed several millions of listeners on five continents. They tuned in every Friday evening or Sunday morning to listen to his erudite and entertaining reports on life in the United States. According to Lord Hill of Luton, chairman of the BBC, Cooke had “a virtuosity approaching genius in talking about America in human terms.” Letters from America: 1946–1951 contains highlights from the first five years of Alistair Cooke’s legendary BBC radio program, years when listeners were eager to put the horrors of World War II behind them. Cooke’s lively and illuminating dispatches from New York perfectly capture the spirit of the times. From the significance of Labor Day to reflections on the changing seasons to the heroic Long Island duck that saved two people from drowning, little escapes the broadcaster’s sharp reportorial eye and affable wit. This collection includes Cooke’s historical tour of Washington, DC, and his thoughts on why New York is such a singular city, and covers more serious topics such as the Soviet threat and the anxieties of the atomic age. Always captivating, Cooke treats the reader to profiles of Joe Louis and Will Rogers and reflections on Damon Runyon’s America, and concludes with a “Letter to an Intending Immigrant.” Letters from America: 1946–1951, the first volume of Cooke’s iconic broadcasts, offers a captivating journey through culture, history, and politics and is a classic of twentieth-century journalism.

The Boy Detective Fails

The Boy Detective Fails Author Joe Meno
ISBN-10 9781936070497
Year 2006-09-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Akashic Books
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In the twilight of a mysterious childhood full of wonder, Billy Argo, boy detective, is brokenhearted to find that his younger sister and crime-solving partner, Caroline, has committed suicide. Ten years later, Billy, age thirty, returns from an extended stay at St. Vitus' Hospital for the Mentally Ill to discover the world full of unimagi-nable strangeness: office buildings vanish without reason, small animals turn up without their heads, and cruel villains ride city buses to complete their evil schemes. Lost within this unwelcoming place, Billy finds the companionship of two lonely, extraordinary children, Effie and Gus Mumford--one a science fair genius, the other a charming, silent bully. With a nearly forgotten bravery, Billy treads from the unendurable boredom of a telemarketing job, stumbles into the awkward beauty of a desperate pickpocket named Penny Maple, and confronts the nearly impossible solution to the mystery of his sister's death. Along a path laden with hidden clues and codes that dare the reader to help Billy decipher the mysteries he encounters, the boy detective may learn the greatest secret of all: the necessity of the unknown. Kirkus Reviews,June 15, 2006 *STARRED REVIEW* "What happens when a Hardy Boy grows up? Mood is everything here, and Meno tunes it like a master, even though such a task initially appears impossible. Billy Argo, resident boy detective of his small New Jersey burg, seems to have inherited the aura of brains, fearlessness and rigid moral compass that always served the likes of Encyclopedia Brown in such good stead. Billy solves crimes and foils villains without breaking a sweat, aided by younger sister Caroline and heavyset friend Fenton. Their successes are trumpeted in newspaper headlines straight out of kids' adventure books ('Boy Detective Solves Fatal Orphanage Arson'), prompting suspicions that what the author has in mind is a long and ironic riff on children's fiction. But the book takes a dark turn as the years pass. Billy continues solving crimes and generally being a prodigy ('College Now For Boy Detective'), but Caroline slips into depression and ultimately commits suicide. Her brother winds up in an asylum as a result, not re-entering the world until he's 30. This is the point at which Meno, a tricky postmodernist who likes to embed separate story capsules on blank pages and leave nonsense words in the margins, might be expected to throw the curtain back, showing that our hero was crazy all along, no crimes were solved and his whole life was a lie. Instead, the author gives Billy a gallery of rogues to combat and even sends him to investigate the Convocation of Evil at a local hotel ('Featured Panel: To Wear a Mask?'). Meno sets himself a complicated task, marooning his straight-arrow, pulp-fiction protagonist in a world uglier than the Bobbsey Twins ever faced but refusing to go for satire. Instead, the author takes his compulsive investigator at face value. A full-tilt collision of wish-fulfillment and unrequited desires that's thrilling, yet almost unbearably sad." BOOKLIST, July 2006 *STARRED REVIEW* Comedic, imaginative, empathic, and romantic, Meno, whose diverse works of fiction include Hairstyles of the Damned (2004) and Bluebirds Used to Croon in the Choir (2005), is particularly attuned to the intensity of childhood and its lifelong resonance. In this cartoony and dreamlike novel, Billy Argo of Gotham, New Jersey, receives a True-Life Junior Detective Kit for his tenth birthday, and in no time, the gifted boy detective becomes front-page news as he thwarts comic-book villains with the help of his younger sister, Caroline. But Caroline commits suicide,

The Rotarian

The Rotarian Author
ISBN-10
Year 1936-04
Pages 56
Language en
Publisher
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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.

The Local Boys

The Local Boys Author Joe Heffron
ISBN-10 9781578605545
Year 2014-03-17
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Clerisy Press
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The Local Boys tells the stories of men who achieved the boyhood dream of playing for the hometown team. From Ethan Allen to Don Zimmer, they're all here, including Charlie "Bushel Basket" Gould, who played on the first team in 1869 to Junior Griffey, soon to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Alongside big-name stars like Dave Parker and Buddy Bell, fans will find those like Eddie Hunter, who played only one inning in 1933, never got to bat, and never fielded a ball. Every player receives a one- or two-page profile, many of which are based on original interviews with the players or surviving family members. Going beyond statistics, each profile brings the player to life through stories that have never before been told in print. An indispensible look at Cincinnati baseball history, The Local Boys makes an ideal gift for any Reds fan.

Joe Oscar Undaunted 1876

Joe Oscar Undaunted 1876 Author Denny Offner
ISBN-10 9781499057959
Year 2014-08-06
Pages 278
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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This story was woven into the fabric of the history of the American frontier. Many of the characters, including Joe Oscar, Davey Wall, the Big Timer, and Prairie Flower, are fictional. Some of the characters, such as Charlie Rath and Grant Marsh, lived the frontier life. The story begins in March 1876, concludes in August 1876, and follows the historic record. It is a story of the ordinary and extraordinary life of the period, of epic struggles for survival, of triumph and of heartbreak, of war and of tranquility, of hatred and of great kindness. It is a story of conflict, of the historic advancements and digressions that define the American frontier. Ride with Joe Oscar and the Stewart herd of Texas longhorns across the Red River, up the trail, past the Wichita Mountains, through Indian Territory, and on into Dodge City. Travel with Joe and Captain Grant Marsh from Saint Joseph Missouri to Fort Abraham Lincoln in the Dakota Territory on the steamer Josephine. Be part of the Seventh Cavalry expedition as they search for the Lakota along the Little Missouri, Yellowstone, and Little Bighorn rivers. Hunt with the Custers. Camp in the Wolf Mountains of the Montana Territory. Traverse the plains along with the buffalo, pronghorn, wolves, and grizzlies. Take the stage road into the Black Hills and Deadwood. Get to know Charlie Rath, the legendary Quanah Parker, Wyatt Earp, White Bull, George and Libbie Custer, and Wild Bill Hickok.

The Fearless Harry Greb

The Fearless Harry Greb Author Bill Paxton
ISBN-10 9781476613833
Year 2009-01-12
Pages 260
Language en
Publisher McFarland
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The legendary Harry Greb stepped into the ring more than 300 times from 1913 to 1926, defeated opponents who outweighed him by more than 30 pounds, held the middleweight and light heavyweight titles and beat every Hall of Fame boxer he ever fought. Dubbed "the Pittsburgh Windmill" because of his manic, freewheeling style in the ring, Greb also crossed racial lines, taking on all comers regardless of color. An injury in the ring led to Greb's gradually going blind in one eye and should have ended his career, but he kept his condition secret and fought on. Tragically, the indomitable fighter would be dead by the age of 32, felled by complications during minor surgery. This biography of one of the toughest boxers of all time includes interviews, family recollections, modern doctors' analyses of Greb's eye injury and more than 120 rare photographs, as well as a complete fight record and round-by-round descriptions of his most famous fights.

Boys Life

Boys  Life Author
ISBN-10
Year 1930-02
Pages 68
Language en
Publisher
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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.