Living In The Shadow Of Being The Best Friend Of Marshall Faulk Hall Of Fame Inductee

Author: Mark Bruno
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466916575
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This is a riveting story of how two childhood friends shared coming-of-age experiences in New Orleans' infamous Ninth Ward (Desire Housing Projects). The story details how the two boys overcame an environment riddled with crime, violence, and depravity as they escape the streets of the Big Easy, New Orleans. This story details Marshall Faulk's rise to glory and his friend's fall from grace.

Who Holds The Power

Author: Furious
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1387629476
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In this epic coming of age story, we meet Ivan Thompson. A bright, mild-mannered, well-cultured, and distinguished youngster who finally comes to terms with an ongoing issue. With plenty of humor, fun, love, laughter, and raw uncensored hand to hand combat, the story talks about bullying. The rewards, and the benefits one reaps when they take a stand and push back. And the consequences against those who dare to use it. And so the journey begins...........

Gibbo In My Life

Author: Paul Andr Gibbons
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475902735
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Crafted with enormous appeal, GIBBO is a moving account that sweeps the reader into the world of a young lad born in the Black Country of England, a place rich in history and steeped in the glory of medieval times, the story enhanced by Gibbo's remembrances of his beloved football tribe, West Bromwich Albion, and his desire to bring English footy to America. Gibbo's writer weaves a poignant life story that will stay around forever, transferring to paper an admixture of gusto, humour, and sadness from a broad yam-yam dialect that cannot be obscured by favourite son, Paul André Gibbons, one of the Southeast USA's most popular Coerver soccer coaches. Through tears of remembrance, Gibbo relives the pain of loss that sends him spiraling into despondency as childhood dreams are dashed on the rocks of bereavement. He takes to the soccer ball that is his bastion, to the game that identifies him, learning that there is eventually a reprieve and he must make the exchange of beauty for ashes if he is to move on in life. Follow Gibbo as he coaches and teaches soccer in the Black Country of England, in America, and with his soccer camps the world over, including Coaching for Conservation in Botswana, Africa. Far more emotional than Gibbo's trials and triumphs in the world of soccer is the thought of his grandchildren a continent away, growing older and taller by the day, and he is not there to see it happen. He learns a man's worth is not measured in dollars and cents or in British pound but in a job well done whether in Europe, South Asia, Africa, or the USA, and that the icing on his cake is an annual trip to The Black Country of England to strengthen the ties that bind.

I Ll Tell You When You Re Good

Author: David "Moon" Walker
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1463406738
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Born in Lake Charles and raised in the nearby town of Sulphur, David speaks vividly of his unique family upbringing and his experiences while growing up in Southwest Louisiana. He discusses with passion how hunting, fishing, rodeo, baseball and football were all integral parts of everyday life for the hard-living, God-fearing people in this rural Cajun community. You'll be introduced to high school coaching legend, Shannon Suarez, and to many of David's teachers, coaches and teammates who he loved and respected. Voted Louisiana's All-State quarterback and Outstanding Offensive Player at the age of 16, David was recruited away from Louisiana State University by Texas A&M's Emory Bellard to play football for the Fightin' Texas Aggies. It was a decision David would feel extremely remorseful about only months later. This recruitment by Bellard of the pass-happy left-hander to quarterback his ground-oriented Wishbone offense immediately created tensions between the two. These philosophical differences would remain unresolved and personality clashes between the two would quickly ensue. Their estranged relationship and the reasons for it would negatively affect every football team at A&M for years to come. Now for the first time, David recounts in his own words this controversial story in splendid detail with no holds barred. He fully examines the contentious relationship with his college coach, the in-house cover-ups regarding his injuries, and the needles masking their pain. He talks with anguish about the guts and stamina it took to withstand the pressures of being a four-year starting quarterback at this major university. David doesn't mince words regarding any individual or situation he was confronted with. He takes you visually both onto the playing field and into the smoky back rooms with equal flair and intensity. Rocky, Rudy and One on One, please step aside. You ain't seen nothin' yet.

Road Work

Author: Mark Bowden
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 1555846092
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“Painstakingly reported stories about losers, oddballs and con men” from the #1 New York Times–bestselling journalist (The New York Times Book Review). From the author of Black Hawk Down comes a riveting collection of the most diverse and far-reaching of Mark Bowden’s award-winning nonfiction—“with fascinating features on Norman Mailer, the war against terror, and even a Philadelphia Zoo gorilla, Bowden’s range is broad” (Entertainment Weekly). Whether traveling to Rhode Island where one of the largest cocaine rings in history is uncovered, or to the Luangwa Valley in Zambia where anti-poachers fight to save the black rhino, Bowden takes us down rough roads previously off-limits: the top-secret world of Guantanamo Bay; Saddam Hussein’s post 9/11 days on the run; a pimp’s inside track on police corruption in Philadelphia; and Al Sharpton’s campaign trail. Bowden also invites readers along to meet a small-town high school football team, farmers who make bras for cows, the Rocky Balboa statue in Philadelphia, and on an inspiring trip to Disney World with a wide-eyed group of terminally ill children. In Road Work, Mark Bowden “fashion[s] prose that reads like good fiction, with the bonus that his stories are true” (The New York Times Book Review). “Astute character reading and solid research combine with ingenious and stylish prose: a superior portfolio from a journalist who stays at the top of his game.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Bowden is unlike any other journalist . . . Superb reporting, a fine mind conceiving the story line, and a compelling writing style lead to something approaching immortality.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Original Sins

Author: Lisa Alther
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453205926
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Five childhood friends with big plans face the changing realities of life in Tennessee in the 1960s in this novel from bestselling author Lisa Alther As Sally and Emily Prince and Jed, Raymond, and Donny Tatro sit under their beloved Castle Tree in rural, segregated Tennessee, they dream big dreams. But the journey from these dreams to reality is a long one. As they move into their teens, each faces challenges they could never have imagined. Sally and Jed may take a traditional route as head cheerleader and football captain in their sports-frenzied town, but can their love survive some unexpected bumps in the road? Emily and Raymond, always the outsiders, move north during the civil rights movement and must consider their connection to Southern roots and traditional gender roles. And Donny, as an African-American teen, will endure the effects of generations of discrimination and class boundaries as he tries to live out his dreams in their small factory town. Along the way, the five will fall in love, change one another’s lives, grow apart, and come together again. In this sweeping novel, Alther brings to life characters both tragic and comic as they live through the changing American socio-economic landscape of the 1950s and ’60s. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lisa Alther, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

George

Author: Jarrod Tatom
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1663226547
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George Took the right steps to have a comfortable life, unfortunately his path became a bumpy road, of many hardships that beat him down mentally. Eventually the demons became more than he could bare. He sadly sent his body and heart to heaven but left his soul and knowledge for a young boy’s conscience to make it through life without self-harm.

Boys Life

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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.

Promise You Ll Come Back

Author: Jessica Jasper-Ring
Editor: Abbott Press
ISBN: 1458212106
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When Kate discovers her fiancé's infidelity, she gives up on love that is until she meets Jack, a handsome Green Beret who tries to change her outlook on love and relationships. Despite their reservations, they develop strong feelings for each other. Not only does he gain her heart and trust, she also gains his. With his dangerous career of hunting terrorists, dodging bullets, bombs and losing friends in combat, she knows there is no guarantee he will survive. As he prepares to leave for a mission to the Middle East, she gives him a photograph of herself and asks him to promise her that he will come back to her. He carries her picture with him at all times. While in the mountains of Afghanistan, Jack and his men are ambushed. Many of his men including Jack are missing in action, but the only items recovered were some of the men's dog tags and the blood stained photograph of Kate. Will Jack be able to keep his promise and come back to her? Promise You'll Come Back will tug at your heart and make you cry. It is a true gripping story about love, devotion and survival. It unveils what our nations' heroes and their wives and families' face in their daily struggles as well as their triumphs. Promise You'll Come Back has romance and true combat action from the streets of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan.

Overdosed Off A Hood Boy S Love

Author: Tay Mo'nae
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0359475868
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There's a snake close to home that will do anything to keep Arnez and Lyrica separated. Will they be able to figure it out before it's too late or has too much happened for them to rekindle their past. Arnez was always able to protect Lyrica but can he save her from herself?

The Harvard Lampoon

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Nana

Author: Brandon Massey
Editor: Brandon Massey
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Monica Stephens never knew her birth mother. Raised by a strict but loving adoptive parent, she blossomed into a woman with a thriving career as a pediatrician and a family of her own. But sometimes, she wondered about her origins. Especially her biological mother. Until Grace arrives. Confessing to be the birth mother Monica had long wanted to meet, Grace quickly becomes an indispensable member of the Stephens household. Cooking their meals. Looking after the children. Comforting Monica when the family dog is inexplicably killed. Tending to Monica as she falls ill to a mysterious sickness that, every day, makes Monica look and feel older. Meanwhile, Grace is looking better. More vibrant. More youthful. More seductive . . . Monica's husband, Troy, knows something is up. He launches an investigation into the woman who demands to be called "Nana," and has taken over his home. But the truth is beyond their wildest imaginings. It seems Grace has done this before . . .

Pleasure Of Hell

Author: Warren E. Henderson
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456826778
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There has been many horror stories told, many horror stories written, and many horror movies made. But none has ever been or will ever be as horrible as the horror story, PLEASURE OF HELL. The most horriblest horror story ever written. Said to be too horrible for the human mind. A horror story from a soul for sure who had to visit hell to even write a story so horrible. Pleasure of Hell will remain in your conscious mind for many years to come. It will stalk and linger in your subconscious mind for eternity.

Billboard

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Transcendental Basketball Blues

Author: Mike Pemberton
Editor: Mike Pemberton
ISBN: 1463730691
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Jack Henderson, a star basketball player, has it all. Loving mother, Mary Lou, is a great musician, father, Sam, a local hero. But when Jack starts high school, Mary Lou disappears. Diagnosed a paranoid schizophrenic, she spends Jack's adolescence on the run, escaping imagined tormentors. Confined to a mental hospital, then released home, she skips her medication and the cycle repeats. By Jack's senior year, love of music and basketball intertwine as mother and son seek solace within the transcendent moments yielded by their twin passions. Set in the late 1970's in basketball crazy Illinois, "Transcendental Basketball Blues" brings to life the post-Vietnam, post-Watergate days where racial integration took tentative first steps, stagflation simmered, disco fever raged and Top 40 radio ruled. Yet the themes of love, forgiveness, humor in the face of hopelessness and acceptance of others for who they are ring true for readers from all eras.

Forgiven But Not Forgotten

Author: Tyrone Edwards
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483619869
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We as people wonder through life looking and desiring to be love. So when that doesnt happen the way we wish it to happen we have that feeling of individual separation from the world. So tell me how do you handle it when you are born into the world desiring it but cant get it as a baby? Twin came into this world looking to be embraced but received a cold shoulder from the one that was supposed to be his protection from those that brings hurt, hate, and harm. How do you fight against that kind of pain? Taking his twin and giving him the best of the world while giving his other trash Twin could not do anything but reach out and ask for help from nothing more than the cold heated streets of Parkwood and the nation of GD. They became his family and learnt to rely on. Twin was born into this world with muscle tissue over muscle tissue and a heart that was too big for his body. This caused him to spend a lot of his childhood in the hospital and with a father who was more into a son that would be a payoff other than another bill only caused Twin to be that much hated by his own family, but mostly by his father who love one twin and a strong dislike for the other. The older Twin became the smarter he got with a well to win at everything that he did. From school to the streets Twin was not a push over. Making the streets cry out in pain to showing others that he is cut differently than his family. Yelling Gangster Disciple and letting those forks stand high Twin back down to nothing at all. With a passion to seeing others cry in pain he desire to dance and kick box until he had no more need to do so any more. Driving the ladies crazy with his ability to just being him only made others wishing to be around the you man that he was becoming while others fear the man thats determent to put you down rather to see you take up air in a world that can live without you. Forgiven but not forgotten is more than just a book its dealing with every day truth and the fact that a decision can change the walk of someones life. If you love a book filled with action, mob, gang, sex, love, hurt and pain-you will love this book. Come and allow me Tyrone L. Edwards Sr. take you to another place that will pull you in and send your emotions pulling in many ways. Everything you desire to feel from a book. I will take you there. Try me and see. What do you have to lose other than a few bills?

Decoded Enhanced Edition

Author: Jay-Z
Editor: Random House Group
ISBN: 0679605215
File Size: 78,43 MB
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This enhanced eBook includes: • Over 30 minutes of never-before-seen video* interviews with Jay-Z discussing the back-story and inspiration for his songs • Two bonus videos*: “Rap is Poetry” and “The Evolution of My Style” • The full text of the book with illustrations and photographs *Video may not play on all readers. Check your user manual for details. Expanded edition of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller features 16 pages of new material, including 3 new songs decoded. Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time.

Giving My All To You

Author: Sheryl Lister
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488013624
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A hero's touch Faith Alexander's guardian angel has a body built for sin. Ever since she woke up in the hospital after a car crash, her rescuer, Brandon Gray, has been by her side—chivalrous, caring and oh-so-fine. Faith came to Los Angeles to find her long-lost father, only to learn that he's a partner in Brandon's family business. How can she reveal that her inheritance stands in the way of Brandon's career dreams? All Brandon's focus is on his long-coveted role as CEO—until he stops to help a mysterious beauty. With chemistry this irresistible, he's ready to share a future with Faith, but he feels beyond betrayed to discover what she's been hiding. If desire and trust can overcome pride, he'll realize he's found the perfect partner in the boardroom and the bedroom…

I Dream Of Dragons

Author: Ashlyn Chase
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492610070
File Size: 76,65 MB
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"Zany characters, sarcasm, sizzling sensuality, humor...dragons, passion, romance and true love abound in this delightfully entertaining story."—Romance Junkies for How to Date a Dragon THE HEAT IS ON When Rory Arish and his two fiery dragon siblings are driven out of their ancestral Irish home, it seems their luck has run out—until they arrive in Boston and find a paranormal-friendly apartment building. Finally, Rory has a place to call home. There's only one problem: Rory's new lair has simultaneously been rented to an infuriating woman who is as stubborn as she is beautiful and will not leave 'her' apartment matter how steamed he may be... AND SPARKS FLY Amber McNally is a down-on-her-luck flight attendant. She needs this apartment, and not even a fire-breathing dragon with his Irish charm and scorching good looks is going to scare her away. Holing up in their respective corners, a battle of wills ensues. Who will be the first to blink...or give in to their off-the-charts chemistry and decide to make this unorthodox living arrangement a little more permanent? Boston Dragons Series: I Dream of Dragons (Book 1) My Wild Irish Dragon (Book 2) Never Dare a Dragon (Book 3, coming August 2017) Praise for Ashlyn Chase's Flirting with Fangs series: "Hot sex scenes and a breezy tone with a nice, happily-ever-after."—Booklist "Merges the paranormal and real world seamlessly... Truly entertaining."—Long and Short Reviews

The Good Life

Author: Dorian Sykes
Editor: Urban Books
ISBN: 1645560643
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1988 is the era, Detroit is the scene, and crack is the movement. It’s a time when young black men can become self-made millionaires seemingly overnight by selling dope. The crack era has become to Blacks what Prohibition was to the Italians—a time to get over! It’s a time that inspires generations of street dreamz. . . Fresh out of high school, young Wink has but one thing on his mind—rollin’ fresh. Infatuated by all the trappings of the game, Wink and his B-boy crew jump head first into the ills of the drug trade, determined to taste the good life. As they pay their dues and the unforgiving streets harden their hearts, they learn that all dreams aren’t worth livin’, and nothing lasts forever, not even friendship.