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    1. Sports Illustrated: The Baseball
    2. Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords
    3. Awesome Bill from Dawsonville:
    4. Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The
    5. Golf Courses of the World: 365
    6. Race Car Vehicle Dynamics (R146)
    7. How Soccer Explains the World:
    8. Real Ultimate Power: The Official
    9. Lombardi and Me: Players, Coaches,
    10. Dangerous-Game Rifles
    11. Emerald Gems:The Links of Ireland
    12. Golf is Not a Game of Perfect
    13. I Was Right on Time
    14. The Acorn People
    15. The National Hockey League Official
    16. Turnaround: Crisis, Leadership,
    17. The Inner Game of Tennis
    18. Going Faster! Mastering the Art
    19. Trapshooter's Bible - Precision
    20. Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who

    1. Sports Illustrated: The Baseball Book
    by Sports Illustrated
    Hardcover (17 October, 2006)
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    Isbn: 1933405236
    Sales Rank: 343
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Sports Illustrated: The Baseball Book
    A must for any Baseball fan. The photos in this book are simply amazing. It will make you fall in love again with the game you grew up on. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Baseball    2. Baseball - Essays & Writings    3. Baseball - General    4. Baseball - History    5. Baseball players    6. Biography    7. Essays    8. History    9. Sports    10. Sports & Recreation    11. Subjects & Themes - General    12. United States    13. Sports & Recreation / Baseball / General   

    2. Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords for Success
    by Warner Business Books
    Hardcover (10 October, 2006)
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    Isbn: 044658049X
    Sales Rank: 324
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Coach K throws a 3-pointer with this book!
    Coach K knows more than what it takes to win on the court. He also knows the power of publicity and the critical role it plays in the success of all players -- regardless of the game. Leadership, accountability, responsibility, and academics are all factors in success -- regardless of what game we play in life. Individuals in various businesses may define success differently. But one fact remains the same:If we want people to value our skills, we must first show that we value ourselves. If we want people to buy from us, trust us and invest in our companies, or even to vote for us, they have to know who we are, what we have accomplished, and why they should believe in us! Thanks Coach K for reminding folks that success means more than scoring a basket -- it is a life strategy. (Marion E. Gold is author of "Personal Publicity Planner: A Guide to Marketing YOU," and "Top Cops: Profiles of Women in Command.")

    3-0 out of 5 stars A Marketing Challenge
    Unfortunately, marketing this book to the general public will prove to be a challenge since, due to FCC regulations, most of "Coach K's Keywords for Success" can't be used on television or radio. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Basketball    2. Basketball - General    3. Collegiate Athletic Programs    4. Essays    5. Sports    6. Sports & Recreation    7. Sports & Recreation / Essays   

    3. Awesome Bill from Dawsonville: My Life in NASCAR
    by HarperEntertainment
    Hardcover (10 October, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0061125733
    Sales Rank: 1002
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    Subjects:  1. 1955-    2. Automobile Racing    3. Automobile racing drivers    4. Biography    5. Biography & Autobiography    6. Biography / Autobiography    7. Biography/Autobiography    8. Elliott, Bill,    9. Motor Sports    10. Personal Memoirs    11. Sports - General    12. United States    13. Biography & Autobiography / Sports   

    4. Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete
    by Crown
    Hardcover (11 July, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0609601202
    Sales Rank: 2225
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars I completely agree
    I completely agree, which is why tomorrow, I suggest every african-american basketball player leave their 40,000,000 contracts behind and exit the know, to make a statement.And then you can ask Kobe the next time you see him drive up in his lambourghini mercielago how he feels about it.:)Is this guy serious?

    4-0 out of 5 stars Reflective of Black America's Generational Divide
    Overall, this is a very good book. As a bookworm since childhood, I've never been a big sports fan (Ali aisde as I'm a 70s child), but I am a historian by profession so I enjoyed that aspect of the book.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Must read for blacks under the age of 40
    This is one of the best books I've read.I am almost 50 years old and I learned a lot from this book.I have not heard of Flood and Foster.Foster should be more famous than Jackie Robinson.This book has references to the facts mentioned in this book.
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    Subjects:  1. African American athletes    2. Blacks And Sports    3. Discrimination in sports    4. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General    5. General    6. History    7. Sociology of Sports    8. Sports    9. Sports & Recreation    10. United States    11. Sports & Recreation / General   

    5. Golf Courses of the World: 365 Days
    by Harry N. Abrams
    Hardcover (01 June, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0810958937
    Sales Rank: 20991
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Spectacular!
    Actually, I am not a golfer.But I purchased this book as a Christmas present for my aunt and uncle who are recreational golfers. And spectacular is the word they both used to describe it.The photographs are beautiful and there is a short description of each place that is photographed.My aunt particularly liked that the descriptions were short.She said it was just enough information about each place.And now, maybe, they are planning to visit some of these places and play a round...

    5-0 out of 5 stars Can't Go Wrong
    This book was recommended as a Father's Day gift in a magazine and being that my Dad LOVES golf, I thought it was a sure thing.It ended up being way more than that.The book is beautiful!Don't tell anyone but it is way underpriced.It looks like a $50 coffee table book.My mom thought I had paid $80 to $100 for it.My Dad loves it so much that he displayed it on top of tv in the living room. He was giddy to find many courses in the book that he had played.The only downside I could see was that my Dad may find numerous golf courses around the world that he now feels he has to go and play. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Golf    2. Golf - General    3. Golf courses    4. Graphic Arts - General    5. Photography Of Specific Subjects    6. Sports    7. Sports & Recreation    8. Subjects & Themes - General    9. Sporting venues    10. Sports & Recreation / Golf   

    6. Race Car Vehicle Dynamics (R146)
    by SAE International
    Hardcover (August, 1995)
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    Isbn: 1560915269
    Sales Rank: 69230
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Race Engineers bible
    I think i've bought this book a bit too early in my learning curve!
    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Source of Vehicle Dynamic Information
    Milliken lays down the fundamentals and advanced topic of vehicle dynamics as applied to racecars.The text is not for beginning or nontechnical readers in the slightest manner.Milliken points out many subtle and difficult areas to understand, which take hours of studying to fully grasp.For those seriously considering a career in this field or to the extremely interested reader, this text is the source of information.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A good reference work
    A very informative book on the engineering fundementals, it would be good if a second edition with more mordern race vehicles was in the works. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Automobile Racing    2. Automobiles    3. Automobiles, Racing    4. Dynamics    5. Engineering - Automotive    6. Motor Sports    7. Science/Mathematics    8. Technology & Industrial Arts    9. Automotive technology   

    7. How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization
    by Harper Perennial
    Paperback (05 July, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0060731427
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    The global power of soccer might be a little hard for Americans, living in a country that views the game with the same skepticism used for the metric system and the threat of killer bees, to grasp fully. But in Europe, South America, and elsewhere, soccer is not merely a pastime but often an expression of the social, economic, political, and racial composition of the communities that host both the teams and their throngs of enthusiastic fans. New Republic editor Franklin Foer, a lifelong devotee of soccer dating from his own inept youth playing days to an adulthood of obsessive fandom, examines soccer's role in various cultures as a means of examining the reach of globalization. Foer's approach is long on soccer reportage, providing extensive history and fascinating interviews on the Rangers-Celtic rivalry and the inner workings of AC Milan, and light on direct discussion of issues like world trade and the exportation of Western culture. But by creating such a compelling narrative of soccer around the planet, Foer draws the reader into these sport-mad societies, and subtly provides the explanations he promises in chapters with titles like "How Soccer Explains the New Oligarchs", "How Soccer Explains Islam's Hope", and "How Soccer Explains the Sentimental Hooligan." Foer's own passion for the game gives his book an infectious energy but still pales in comparison to the religious fervor of his subjects. His portraits of legendary hooligans in Serbia and Britain, in particular, make the most die-hard roughneck New York Yankees fan look like a choirboy in comparison. Beyond the thugs, Foer also profiles Nigerian players living in the Ukraine, Iranian women struggling against strict edicts to attend matches, and the parallel worlds of Brazilian soccer and politics from which Pele emerged and returned. Foer posits that globalization has eliminated neither local cultural identities nor violent hatred among fans of rival teams, and it has not washed out local businesses in a sea of corporate wealth nor has it quelled rampant local corruption. Readers with an interest in international economics are sure to like Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Please stay out of the field...!!!
    This book is a bigotry masqueraded behind the veil of a "scholarly work." Every rule of rigorous work has been violated in this piece of work building on the darkest but forever smallest side of "soccer." Wasting this great opportunity to reveal the multi-dimensional power of the game the author invests his bitterness against the sport page-after-page. A sweet revenge for "soccer" rejecting him in his early age? Well... my advise to the author... keep on running away from the ball sir... and please stay away from it!!! You are RUINING THE GAME!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Insightful
    This is a very insightful book. I have been a big soccer fan all my life and went to hundreds of games when I still lived in Europe, but this book contains many facts I had never heard of. Some chapters are better and more fascinating than others and the link of soccer to globalization seems to be artificial at times. I found the thoughts on soccer in the U.S. (last chapter) especially interesting.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Perhaps the appeal of soccer is that, for the moment, it exists in the happy realm between intelligence and pure fandom
    Franklin Foer is a staff writer at the New Republic and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many others...In his book, How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization: Soccer has become a favorite pastime of the American intellectual. What brought soccer to the smart set? Well, one could simply argue that soccer's time had come. But while much of soccer-love may come from nostalgia, a bit of it feels like it is self-styled. It's fair to assume that a great many of the new wave of soccer fans came to the sport in their teens and 20s--the lack of satellite TV and the Internet making the international game difficult to follow until then. Unlike those who had baseball thrust upon them since birth and never paused to adequately consider the implications, soccer fans were liable to ask themselves, What would being a soccer fan say about me? Well, it would say a lot of things, many of them flattering. Taking an interest in soccer indicates a certain cosmopolitanism; the game is an international one. A rooting interest in a British club like Arsenal might indicate Anglophilia, which never hurts in polite society. Soccer-love also says--and this is perhaps most important--that you reject the overweening hype and made-for-TV packaging that surrounds American sports for something that, in theory, approaches a purer experience. "If you're an intellectual, the kitsch that shrouds, say, football is almost intolerable," says Franklin Foer. "If you look at a European soccer crowd, all the shouting is coming organically from the crowd itself--that's so much more appealing." Soccer, largely divorced from shrieking announcers and Jumbotrons, feels more like an artistic endeavor than a television show. In a weak moment, the soccer intellectual might even admit that the sport's stars are aspirational male role models. Most soccer players are not human grotesqueries like NFL stars or attenuated beanpoles like NBA players. They're possessed of attainable physiques, strong and compact--the kind that might impress intellectuals and the women who love them. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. General    2. Globalization    3. Popular Culture - General    4. Soccer    5. Sociology Of Sports    6. Sports    7. Sports & Recreation    8. Sports & Recreation / General   

    8. Real Ultimate Power: The Official Ninja Book: The Official Ninja Book
    by C Trade Paper
    Paperback (01 July, 2004)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars This Book is "Frigg'n Sweet!!!"
    If ever there was a humorous side to hyper-active, neglected and attention-deficient children, Robert Hamburger has found it! From cover to cover, "The REAL Ultimate Power" is chock full of childish hilarity counter-pointed by a very poignant under-belly displaying a fictional child's attempt to cope with being different and neglected. Yes, it's still HILARIOUS! Hamburger writes this essentially "for Dummies" spoof from the perspective of a learned 10-year-old kid who's inability to deal with his reality (parents he perceives as neglectful, friends who aren't his friends, etc.) leads him to be overly passionate (he calls it "pumped") about ninjas. I couldn't stop laughing! Not only are 99.9% of Robert's views on ninjas completely off-base and unrealistic (ah, childhood!), most times they're crude, disgusting, absurd and hilarious. Did you know that the defining characteristic of a ninja is the ability to "flip out and kill people" without the slightest provocation? Or that a BONER is the ninja's most prized weapon? Or that ninjas can fly? I, for one, was shocked to learn that Benjamin Franklin not only killed a man, but in the same night, laid in "feigned passion" with a sea turtle! These are just a few of Robert's skewed ideas, and they only get worse (or "better" if you're one to appreciate the humor!)
    5-0 out of 5 stars Brain bending awesomness
    This book is great the way it's told. The "Genius" spotlight review hit my thoughts exactly. Many people might not get all the subtle hints in the text and footnotes that tell the real story of a boy. That would be a shame. But if you liked the website, you'll like the book either way.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Really funny
    One of the funniest books I've ever read. Had me laughing out loud like a fool during my commute. This book was AWESOME.
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    Subjects:  1. General    2. Humor    3. Ninjutsu    4. Topic - Sports    5. Humor / General    6. Oriental martial arts   

    9. Lombardi and Me: Players, Coaches, and Colleagues Talk About the Man and the Myth
    by Triumph Books
    Hardcover (01 September, 2006)
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    Isbn: 1572438657
    Sales Rank: 11961
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    Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography And Autobiography    3. Football    4. Football - General    5. Football - Professional    6. Football coaches    7. History    8. Lombardi, Vince    9. Sports    10. Sports & Recreation    11. Sports - General    12. United States   

    10. Dangerous-Game Rifles
    by Countrysport Press
    Hardcover (25 November, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0892726911
    Sales Rank: 40048
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    Subjects:  1. Equipment & Supplies    2. Guns/Rifles For Hunting    3. Hunting - General    4. Hunting Sports    5. Hunting rifles    6. Shooting    7. Sports    8. Sports & Recreation    9. Sports & Recreation / General   

    11. Emerald Gems:The Links of Ireland
    by Lambrecht Photography
    Hardcover (April, 2003)
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Golf Landscape Photography
    Emerald Gems is a terrific compilation of golf landscape photographs in a large coffee table type of format (11x12?).Many if not all of the very best courses of Ireland are reviewed.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible photos.
    This book has incredible beautiful photographs of ALL of the great courses in Ireland and a wonderful written talk about each course. The book is big. It will have to go on the coffee table and not in the bookcase, but it is truly beautiful. Very highly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Emerald Gems
    In "Emerald Gems", Larry Lambrecht has been able to capture the feel and distinct nuances of the Irish links. The stunning photographs and accompanying stories provide the reader with an incredible sense of how golf was and is meant to be played and enjoyed. David Owen said, "The thing I like best about golf is the sense of infinite possibility..." Emerald Gems presents a real glimpse at that possibility and is a must read for those fortunate to have visited and played, and those who dream of doing so.
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    Subjects:  1. Europe - Ireland    2. Golf    3. Golf courses    4. Photography    5. Pictorials    6. Sports & Recreation    7. Subjects & Themes - Regional    8. Subjects & Themes - Sports    9. Travel    10. Travel / Pictorials   

    12. Golf is Not a Game of Perfect
    by Simon & Schuster
    Hardcover (09 May, 1995)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    One of golf guru Jim Flick's mantras is that golf is 90 percent mental, and the other 10 percent is mental, too. Dr. Bob Rotella, a noted sports psychologist and performance consultant, roots around the golfer's mind to expose--and analyze--the doubts, the fears, and the frustrations that haunt anyone who's ever picked up a club and swung it. Through anecdote and aphorism he suggests how these mental and emotional hazards can be played through, and, regardless of skill level, how teeing off with a more positive and confident outlook will translate into better performance. ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Great disappointment
    This book consists of a lot of name dropping and stories from the world of golfing greats. In the appendix section Dr. Bob Rotella sums up all his golf wisdom in four pages. Reading these pages you get all the information Dr. Bob Rotella has to offer.
    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Golf Instructional Books You'll Ever Read
    I don't think that it's a coincidence that I shot my best score ever after reading this book.Rotella speaks frankly about going through your preshot routine, choosing your target and trusting your swing.Golfers would be far better offpracticing the items mentioned above as opposed to thinking of complicated swing thoughts prior to hitting the ball.This is one golf instructional book that I will refer back to again & again.An outstanding read!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great, practical information
    Bob's book is probably the single best "self-help" that I have ever read.His principles for improving your golf game don't stop there, they translate into the business world too.I have begun the process of strengthening my mind in order to improve my scores and it is working.It is not a quick fix but a process that takes time.I plan to read the book again in another month to refesh my memory.If you hit great shots on the range but can't take it to the course then you need to read and apply this book to your game. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. General    2. Golf    3. Golf - General    4. Golf - Instruction    5. Psychological aspects    6. Sports    7. Sports & Recreation    8. Sports Psychology    9. Sports & Recreation / Golf   

    13. I Was Right on Time
    by Simon & Schuster
    Hardcover (07 June, 1996)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    The beauty of former Negro League star Buck O'Neil's autobiography is its tone: it's filled with thankfulness for the life he's had. Born into an era of racial segregation, O'Neil--truly aninspirational presence in the Ken Burns documentary Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Charming and Informative
    This easy-going autobiography combines sunny optimism, seriousness, and rich baseball history. John J. "Buck" O'Neil was a first baseman in the Negro Leagues during the 1930-1940's, and he then spent another half decade in baseball, both in the Negro Leagues and in the majors.Here he recounts his upbringing in Florida during segregation (where he was denied entry to high school) and his long career in baseball.O'Neil details life in the Negro leagues, including barnstorming and low pay, playing for the famed Kansas City Monarchs and his friendship with stars like Satchel Paige and Hilton Smith.He also describes managing in the Negro Leagues, coaching for the Chicago Cubs (the first black coach in the majors) and spending decades as a baseball scout.O'Neil is an intelligent man gifted with great charm, and he's often described as the "ambassador to baseball."That charm shines in the prose of co-writers Steve Wolf and David Conrads, and lets O'Neil attack injustice without losing effectiveness via stridency.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A fun read about a forgotten era.
    I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Lou Dials at a Baseball card convention.He was there with a small table, some cards, and some baseballs.I didn't know who he was and he kind of looked out of place.My curiosity made me ask."ok so what are you doing here and I am sorry to ask who are you?"He smiled and asked "Have you ever heard of the Negro leagues?"To which I replied of course and named the common known names such as Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, and of course Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays.He smiled and said he played with them and spoke of others such as Buck O'Neil.
    5-0 out of 5 stars insight to a great guy
    I was lucky enought to attend an All Star game a few years ago. When i was their i wanted to get an autograph i saw a group of guys around one man so i went up got an autograph not knowing who he is. After i saw the signed baseball i made out the name Buck O'neil. I looked him up online and saw he was a negro league player and first black coach in the majors. I then stumbled across his book on here and decided to order it and that turned out to be a great decision as i loved this book.
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    Subjects:  1. African American baseball players    2. Baseball    3. Baseball players    4. Biography    5. Biography / Autobiography    6. Biography/Autobiography    7. Blacks And Sports    8. General    9. History    10. Negro leagues    11. People of Color    12. Sports & Recreation    13. Sports - Baseball    14. United States    15. Biography & Autobiography / General    16. O'Neil, Buck   

    14. The Acorn People
    by Laurel Leaf
    Mass Market Paperback (11 June, 1996)
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    Sales Rank: 77798
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Writing so-so but loved the message of the book
    I was appalled to read some of the ignorance in the reveiws of this book about someones experience. I think he captured the spirit and importance forcamps for people with special needs. THe point of the camp wasn't trying to "make' these kids be normal at camp the point was they were haveing a great summer despite their challenges.It wasn't about saying "all the things your suppose to say about handicapped persons" as one review read it was about sharing the initial fears and concern that often people deal with when faced with such a task and showed how it turned to great blessing.I didn't feel this book was about the children but about the change and growth within the writer because of the children.Its a beautiful message that is just a little rough around the edges with the writing skills of the author.

    5-0 out of 5 stars From a special needs camp counselor!
    Very realistic! Your opinion of campers can change in less then a day. The very first time you see campers getting out of the car you do wonder what the heck you have gotten yourself into but then by the time you have dinner you have already realized what is special about each one of them. This was an excellent book to quickly describe children with various different disabilites.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Acorn People
    Camp Wiggins was not a place for medically sanitized facilities, safety rails, or strict activity schedules. It was a place for memories to be made, accomplishments, and fantasies to be fulfilled. By no means were the handicaps of the teens attending this camp would burden this in any way. The Acorn People, by Ron Jones, tells a story of how a camp of handicap teens grow together and accomplish more than they could ever dream of doing at a camp made for boy scouts. In this true story, Ron Jones, the camp counselor of a group that goes above and beyond the expectations of camp, ables these teens to work together to climb Mountain Lookout, swim for the first time, and then struggle with getting the approval of the camp owner Mr. Bradshaw. Over all, this story was emotionally filled as well as giving you a new look on people not as fortunate as those not handicapped.
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    Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Camp counselors    3. Camps for the handicapped    4. Children's 12-Up - Sociology    5. Children's Books/Young Adult Misc. Nonfiction    6. Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9)    7. History    8. Juvenile Fiction / Social Situations / General   

    15. The National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2007 (National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book)
    by Triumph Books
    Paperback (October, 2006)
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    Isbn: 1572439173
    Sales Rank: 5564
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    Subjects:  1. Hockey - General    2. Reference    3. Sports    4. Sports & Recreation    5. Winter Sports   

    16. Turnaround: Crisis, Leadership, and the Olympic Games
    by Regnery Publishing, Inc.
    Hardcover (25 August, 2004)
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    Sales Rank: 204580
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Leadership Study.
    I found the book engaging and informative.Moreover, we are using it as the core of the current leadership study for our department's management staff for North America and Japan.
    4-0 out of 5 stars I had no idea what went into providing the Winter 2002 Games
    I honestly had no idea, not the beginning of a notion, of all that has to go on to bring off an Olympic games.Somehow, it seemed to me that these kinds of events have been put on for almost a century.I assumed that the bugs had been worked out and that everyone knew what they were doing, that the funding was well assured, and that there was more or less a well-known road map.In reality, it turns out, that each of Olympics is pretty much a one of a kind; build it all over again kind of thing.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The Workings of Resounding Success - Created from Chaos
    I was living in the SLC area during the entire Olympic Saga. I watched with great interest as the SLC Olympic tides turned from
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    17. The Inner Game of Tennis
    by Random House
    Paperback (27 May, 1997)
    list price: $16.95 -- our price: $11.53
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    Isbn: 0679778314
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended
    I'm in my late 30's and have been playing tennis my whole life.I'm a self-rated (USTA) solid 4.5, maybe even a low 5.0 for singles, 4.5 for doubles.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Must Read
    This book has had a very positive impact on my life. I have suffered with concentration problems for all my life and was recently diagnosed with ADD. I was always told at school that i was intelligent but didnt "try hard enough" and thats why I was failing. But funnily enough trying hard seemed to make things worse for me. My difficulties have led me to being fired from several jobs due to lapses of attention. After reading this book I have been putting the ideas in to practice through the medium of chess (I am an expert level player) and have noticed an improved abiltity to focus my mind. I hope now to move forward in life and repair my shatterd self esteem and gain confidence to take on new challenges. This is a great self help book!.

    5-0 out of 5 stars THE LEARNING PROCESS
    This book is excellent.As a great believer in learning new things, this book interested me greatly.My tennis has improved enormously,on the mental front firstly.Because of this i can make changes to my game rapidly and without frustration.This advice in the book also helps in other areas of learning.Recently i started to learn spanish and using the inner way of learning i have progressed quickly.Great book you must read it. ... Read more

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    18. Going Faster! Mastering the Art of Race Driving
    by Bentley Publishers
    Paperback (November, 2001)
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    Isbn: 0837602262
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Few as good as this one
    "Going Faster" is surely one of the best books ever written about the fundamentals of driving.While focusing on handling a car at speed on a track, each of these lessons applies to general handling in all situations.Situational awareness, looking ahead, picking the best line through a corner, understanding the car's grip and why smooth inputs matter so much.Everything is here.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Excelente Libro
    Creo que he contado con suerte al seleccionar este libro como mi primer libro sobre conducci�n deportiva. Existen muchos libros que tratan el tema pero me dej� llevar por el buen nombre que tiene la Skip Barber Racing School y creo que hice muy bien. El libro cubre, creo yo, todo lo que en teor�a se deber�a saber a cerca de como correr en un auto de carreras, despu�s del libro s�lo queda poner en pr�ctica todas las cosas que se aprendieron, algo que obviamente es muy complicado, pero por lo menos al haber leido el libro ya te sientes con confianza de que no est�s actuando como un ser irracional al frente del volante de un auto de carreras. Yo aconsejo que lo compren y adem�s si tienen la opci�n de hacer el curso (yo no la tengo) lo hagan, creo que es uno de los m�s completos que hay en el mundo, lo digo porque he investigado el asunto por largo tiempo.

    5-0 out of 5 stars an exceptional book.a must read for any serious driver.
    This book is amongst the best I have ever read in terms of driving.It covers a tremendous amount of detail.This is a most read, is it not only from one of the top racing schools in the country, is allot cheaper.The information in this book is like having ten other books put together.Although this book covers almost everything it is not the only one to read. ... Read more

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    19. Trapshooter's Bible - Precision Shooting
    by J. R. Publishing
    Paperback (01 March, 1998)
    list price: $34.95 -- our price: $23.07
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    Isbn: 091636710X
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    "Trapshooting," stresses James Russell in this comprehensive instructional for the sport, "can be summed up as vivid images and feel, not complex technicalities." Despite that essential sensorial caveat, his Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Trapshooter's Bible - Precision Trapshooting
    Trapshooter's Bible - Precision Shooting, the companion piece to James Russell's Trapshooting Secrets. Another must read work for trap shooters of all levels of ability. The practical information, illustrations and practice tips in this volume will certainly raise your shooting ability to the next level.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Buyer beware.
    While this book offers many sound trapshooting points, they come amidst a sea of personal opinion, Christian evangelizing, and the marketing of other books. This book is self-published and begs for professional editing. There are countless glowing spelling and grammatical errors. If one were to eliminate the redundancy and material not related to the subject, this rather expensive book would barely reach 100 pages. And, as if the contents were all his original ideas, he offers no bibliographic reference for any of the opinions, facts, or conclusions, even though many are contrary to conventional trapshooting wisdom and instruction. While Russell is quick to point out that the book is only useful if kept constantly on hand during practice and competition, he also sells it as an e-book that cannot be printed. All things considered, I have to seriously question the accuracy of the material and the validity of Mr. Russell's opinions.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Luca Scribani Rossi Olympic Medallist & Twice World Champion
    Luca Scribani Rossi is sponsored by Beretta and is also the coach of the Australian Olympic Shooting Team.He travels extensively worldwide to International and Olympic clay target competitions and instructs Olympic-team coaches!He endorses James Russell's trap shooting books...Read more

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    20. Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why
    by W. W. Norton & Company
    Paperback (30 October, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0393326152
    Sales Rank: 3144
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Hike on!
    As a somewhat outdoor type (ski regularly, backcountry camp about once a year) I found this to be a pretty fascinating look at survival that comes at it from many different perspectives.It is not a survival guide per se.It is not an in-depth account of the survival stories that it tells (most of these stories can be found more detailed in more exhaustive accounts like "Touching The Void".)What this book is (as the cover indicates) is a look at that profound question of why some survive and others don't and what drives us to risk our lives for thrills.Like the systems he describes, even this question has many factors.There is no one way to survive, or one factor that makes somebody a survivor.All too often, the greatest "survivor", doesn't.And realizing and accepting that fact seems to be a big part in giving the best effort to beat the odds.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Compelling journalistic account about the moxie of survivor-adventurers
    Elements of "Deep Survival" were quite memorable, especially the story of the ill-fated sailing venture where one incredible woman managed to survive unbelievably difficult circumstances.The work did remind me "The Perfect Storm" at that point.However, I agree with another review that the lengthy summary of Joe Simpson's ordeal on the West Face of Suila Grande WAS lackluster in comparison with the actual narrative in "Touching the Void.As a long-time climber, I found Gonzales' account of the tragedy on Mt. Hood realistic and compelling. Those of us who have survived mountain accidents can certainly identify with the stories related by the survivors of the fall down the ice field and with Gonzales' handling of that horrible event.My hands started sweating as I recalled some of my more harrowing adventures in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada.He's clearly a journalist/adventurer a la Jon Krakauer, not a scientist, so anyone reading the book should read the technical passages about neuroscience, etc. in that context.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Enjoy but beware of the wilderness.
    Wilderness is so-called because it instills an element of fear and awe to those who live by the predictable rhythms of urban and suburban life (of course, there is also such a thing as urban wilderness; same rules as spelled out in this book may also apply).Wilderness is there to appreciate by those who should also be cognizant of its risks and any unforeseen circumstances.
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