Unsinkable Spirit

One Man's Journey That Changed the Lives of Thousands of Children

Author: Fred Engh

Publisher: Headline Books




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For anyone who ever played any sport--Unsinkable Spirit is a must read for parents, coaches, and children of all ages. This book is the amazing story of how efforts of one man changed youth sports forever. A popular motivational speaker, Engh chronicles his journey for the American Dream. Overcoming life obstacles that would have smothered the spirit of others, Fred Engh has become the nation's principal leader, and it's most respected advocate, for making sports safe and fun for children. His rise from Depression-era poverty on the shores of Eastern Maryland to creating a nonprofit organization, The National Alliance For Youth Sports (NAYS) --a nonprofit organization that works to provide safe sports for America's youth, has impacted young lives through the power of sports worldwide for more than 30 years. A gifted speaker with an amazing story to share, Fred Engh has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN and ESPN, and is the author of Why Johnny Hates Sports.

Spirit of the Titanic

Author: Nicola Pierce

Publisher: The O'Brien Press


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Fifteen-year-old Samuel Scott died while building the Titanic. As the ship sails to her doom, his ghost moves restlessly alongside the passengers and crew: Frederick Fleet: the young look-out who spotted the iceberg and who survived in a life-boat with (the unsinkable) Molly Brown; Howard Hartley Wallace: the heroic band-leader who played ragtime music as the freezing waters lapped at his feet; Harold Bride: the junior radio operator whose messages echoed on, long after the ship had disappeared to its icy grave …

The Love Project

Volume 1: Unsinkable Spirit

Author: Georgina Ruth Smith

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Poetry

Page: 228

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Hope. Love. Longing. Fear. Anger. Pain. Despair. These are the emotions that unify all human beings regardless of race, culture, country, or social standing. This poetic anthology is a self examination by the author of how she experiences these emotions in her own life, which serves as an example for our own suffering. Are we all doomed to feel these emotions in these stages or is it more like a circle, with hope leading to despair and back to hope again? Like the sinking of the Titanic, the loss of the author was a tragedy, especially for someone who brought so much happiness to all those around her. And like the Titanic whose treasures were unearthed after her sinking, so too is this book of poems a treasure brought back to the surface for you to enjoy. One of the first of many.

Getting Along Famously

A Celebration of Friendship

Author: Melissa Hellstern

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Reference

Page: 208

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Where would we be without our friends? If we are truly fortunate, we each have one special friend in our lives—the one who cheers every accomplishment no matter how small, who lifts spirits in even the darkest hour, and who knows our deepest secrets and will never tell. In a look at six of the most iconic best friends of our time, bestselling author Melissa Hellstern crafts a charming celebration of strong women and the enduring bonds that unite them. With pairs like Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren, Coco Chanel and Madame Misia Sert, and Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett, Getting Along Famously brings these famous friendships down to earth and explores the precious the art of friendship and the many forms it takes. These women walked the world side by side building friendships that not only withstood all the joys and sorrows of life, but often encouraged them to reach the top of their professions. Whether through laughter or tears, these dynamic relationships illuminate the importance of friendship in every woman’s life. Part surprising biography, part tribute to the unique bonds of friendship, Getting Along Famously will remind you of your delight in your own friends and is the perfect book to share with those woman that mean so much you choose to call them family.

The Road to Lisbon

A Novel

Author: Martin Greig

Publisher: Birlinn


Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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We did it by playing football. Pure, beautiful, inventive football. May 1967: The summer of love. Anything seems possible. Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll... and football. Celtic FC's home-grown team travel to Lisbon, to face the mighty Inter Milan in a bid to become champions of Europe. For their manager, Jock Stein, it is the culmination of a long personal journey which began in the darkness of the Lanarkshire coalmines. After years of hardship, despair and rejection, he has created an irresistible attacking force who are out to free European football from the stranglehold of defensive tactics. For Tim, a Celtic fanatic, the road trip to Portugal with his four friends marks a coming of age. Sixties London - and the love of a beautiful woman - is calling him, but can he leave behind his family and friends for a heady new world? The Road to Lisbon intertwines Jock and Tim's personal accounts of the seven days up to and including that legendary night in the Estádio Nacional. It is about the underdog's quest for identity against the odds, of hopes and dreams, of self-discovery, courage and of triumph over adversity.

Popular Mechanics





Page: 192

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Blind Faith

Author: Christiane Heggan

Publisher: Harlequin


Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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In her career, investigative reporter Kelly Robolo has seen it all. But when she gets a frantic call from an old friend, she embarks on an investigation that will put her to a test she's never faced before: survival. Jonathan Bowman, a loving husband and father, has disappeared, and his wife fears the worst. Was the high-ranking casino employee an innocent victim? Or had he been involved in something illegal—and murdered for it? When a charred body is discovered halfway across the country and identified as the missing man, Kelly suspects it's a setup. But the question is why? Philadelphia cop Nick McBride suspects the same thing, and believes there's a connection between the death of his own father—also a former employee of the casino—and Jonathan's disappearance. Reluctantly Kelly and Nick start to work together. But their suspicions are about to lure them into a desperate, dangerous game where blind faith leads straight into terror…and into the trap of a waiting killer.

White Spirit

Author: Paule Constant

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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Working with an import-export company, Victor boards a rickety boat called The Will of God and sails from France to Port-Banane, an outpost in an unnamed, contemporary African country. The banana plantation boss, is bringing along a beautiful, light-skinned black French prostitute, Lola. Victor, who's infatuated with Lola, is put in charge of the banana plantation's local store. Lola still aspires to whiteness, so Victor sells her a corrosive powder{the "White Spirit" of the title} that bleaches her skin. The remainder of the powder ends up in the hands of a fanatical African religious leader, who puts the substance to horrific use.

Chicken Soup for the Unsinkable Soul

Inspirational Stories of Overcoming Life's Challenges

Author: Jack Canfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Self-Help

Page: 370

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Tthis book emphasizes triumph in the face of overwhelming odds. A timeless testament to the indomitable human spirit, this collection is sure to encourage, support, comfort and, most of all, inspire all readers for years to come.

Blood of Tyrants

George Washington & the Forging of the Presidency

Author: Logan Beirne

Publisher: Encounter Books


Category: History

Page: 432

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Blood of Tyrants reveals the surprising details of our Founding Fathers’ approach to government and this history’s impact on today. Delving into forgotten—and often lurid—facts of the Revolutionary War, Logan Beirne focuses on the nation’s first commander in chief, George Washington, as he shaped the very meaning of the United States Constitution in the heat of battle. Key episodes of the Revolution illustrate how the Founders dealt with thorny wartime issues: How do we protect citizens’ rights when the nation is struggling to defend itself? Who decides war strategy? When should we use military tribunals instead of civilian trials? Should we inflict harsh treatment on enemy captives if it means saving American lives? Beirne finds evidence in previously unexplored documents such as General Washington’s letters debating the use of torture, an eyewitness account of the military tribunal that executed a British prisoner, Founders’ letters warning against government debt, and communications pointing to a power struggle between Washington and the Continental Congress. Vivid stories from the Revolution set the stage for Washington’s pivotal role in the drafting of the Constitution. The Founders saw the first American commander in chief as the template for all future presidents: a leader who would fiercely defend Americans’ rights and liberties against all forms of aggression. Pulling the reader directly into dramatic scenes from history, Blood of Tyrants fills a void in our understanding of the presidency and our ingenious Founders’ pragmatic approach to issues we still face today.

The Beautiful Music All Around Us

Field Recordings and the American Experience

Author: Stephen Wade

Publisher: University of Illinois Press


Category: Music

Page: 504

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The Beautiful Music All Around Us presents the extraordinarily rich backstories of thirteen performances captured on Library of Congress field recordings between 1934 and 1942 in locations reaching from Southern Appalachia to the Mississippi Delta and the Great Plains. Including the children's play song "Shortenin' Bread," the fiddle tune "Bonaparte's Retreat," the blues "Another Man Done Gone," and the spiritual "Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down," these performances were recorded in kitchens and churches, on porches and in prisons, in hotel rooms and school auditoriums. Documented during the golden age of the Library of Congress recordings, they capture not only the words and tunes of traditional songs but also the sounds of life in which the performances were embedded: children laugh, neighbors comment, trucks pass by. Musician and researcher Stephen Wade sought out the performers on these recordings, their families, fellow musicians, and others who remembered them. He reconstructs the sights and sounds of the recording sessions themselves and how the music worked in all their lives. Some of these performers developed musical reputations beyond these field recordings, but for many, these tracks represent their only appearances on record: prisoners at the Arkansas State Penitentiary jumping on "the Library's recording machine" in a rendering of "Rock Island Line"; Ora Dell Graham being called away from the schoolyard to sing the jump-rope rhyme "Pullin' the Skiff"; Luther Strong shaking off a hungover night in jail and borrowing a fiddle to rip into "Glory in the Meetinghouse." Alongside loving and expert profiles of these performers and their locales and communities, Wade also untangles the histories of these iconic songs and tunes, tracing them through slave songs and spirituals, British and homegrown ballads, fiddle contests, gospel quartets, and labor laments. By exploring how these singers and instrumentalists exerted their own creativity on inherited forms, "amplifying tradition's gifts," Wade shows how a single artist can make a difference within a democracy. Reflecting decades of research and detective work, the profiles and abundant photos in The Beautiful Music All Around Us bring to life largely unheralded individuals--domestics, farm laborers, state prisoners, schoolchildren, cowboys, housewives and mothers, loggers and miners--whose music has become part of the wider American musical soundscape. The paperback edition does not include an accompanying CD.

Murder on the Links

Author: John Logue

Publisher: Quid Pro Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 326

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At the Augusta National Golf Course, home of the Masters, the spring grass is green and the world's most famous golfers are gathered. It looks as if it's going to be another splendid tournament. Until Melvin Newton's body is found in Eisenhower Pond, the apparent victim of a suicide. But what looks like suicide to most, looks like murder to John Morris, a retired AP sportswriter, and his spirited, sexy friend Julia Sullivan. Newton, a wealthy businessman and elite member of the club, is the type of man to be killed, not the type to kill himself, Morris reflects. He was a man with many enemies and few friends. But the list of suspects is enormous enough for Morris to include himself. Who didn't wish this man dead? Play at the tournament progresses as does Morris's search for a killer. Then, after another inexplicable tragedy, Morris and Sullivan begin to whittle away at the possible suspects. Together, they creep around the course looking for clues and searching their memories when the trail seems to lead to an old enemy who may just turn out to be an old friend. Set against the background of the famous and toney tournament, John Logue crafts a wonderfully inventive mystery, full of rich characters, good golf, and enough plot twists to astonish. Originally published in paperback by Dell, this digital republication is an authorized and unabridged edition, presented expertly in ebook formats by Quid Pro Books. It includes active Contents, close proofreading from the original, and proper formatting, unlike many such digital reprints.

One Stroke, Two Survivors

The Incredible Journey of Berenice and Herb Kleiman

Author: Berenice Kleiman

Publisher: Berenice Kleiman


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Ice Time

The Unsung Heroes of Canadian Hockey

Author: Scott Russell

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Hockey

Page: 334

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San Francisco Focus




Category: Public affairs television programs


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