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📒Boys Among Men ✍ David L. Myers
📝Boys Among Men Book Synopsis : Sheds new light on the popular but controversial move to charge, try, and sentence juvenile offenders as adults.
📒Boys Among Men ✍ Jonathan Abrams
📝Boys Among Men Book Synopsis : The definitive, never-before-told story of the prep-to-pro generation, those basketball prodigies who from 1995 to 2005 made the jump directly from high school to the NBA. When Kevin Garnett shocked the world by announcing that he would not be attending college—as young basketball prodigies were expected to do—but instead enter the 1995 NBA draft directly from high school, he blazed a trail for a generation of teenage basketball players to head straight for the pros. That trend would continue until the NBA instituted an age limit in 2005, requiring all players to attend college or another developmental program for at least one year. Over that decade-plus period, the list of players who made that difficult leap includes some of the most celebrated players of the modern era—Garnett, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Tracy McGrady, and numerous other stars. It also includes notable “busts” who either physically or mentally proved unable to handle the transition. But for better or for worse, the face of the NBA was forever changed by the prep-to-pro generation. In compelling, masterfully crafted prose, Boys Among Men goes behind the scenes and draws on hundreds of firsthand interviews to paint insightful and engaging portraits of the most pivotal figures and events during this time. Award-winning basketball writer Jonathan Abrams has obtained remarkable access to the key players, coaches, and other movers and shakers from that time, and the result is a book packed with rare insights and never-before-published details about this chapter in NBA history. Boys Among Men is a thrilling, informative, must-read for any basketball fan.
📒American Criminal Courts ✍ Casey Welch
📝American Criminal Courts Book Synopsis : American Criminal Courts: Legal Process and Social Context is an introductory-level text that offers a comprehensive study of the legal processes that guide criminal courts and the social contexts that introduce variations in the activities of actors inside and outside the court. Specifically the text focuses upon: Legal Processes. U.S. criminal courts are constrained by several legal processes and organizational structures that determine how the courts operate and how laws are applied. This book explores how democratic processes develop the criminal law in the United States, the documents that define law (federal and state constitutions, legal codes, administrative policies), the organizational structure of courts at the federal and state levels, the overlapping authority of the appeals process, and the effect of legal processes such as precedent, jurisdiction, and the underlying legal philosophies of various types of courts. Although most texts on criminal courts do a credible job of describing legal processes, this text looks more deeply into the origins of criminal law, historic turning points in the criminal law, conditions that affect the decision-making of criminal justice practitioners, and the contentious political process that affects how criminal laws are considered. Social Contexts. The criminal courts are staffed by people who represent different perspectives, occupational pressures, and organizational goals. The text includes chapters on actors in the traditional courtroom workgroup (judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys), as well as those outside the court who seek to influence it, including advocacy groups, media, and politicians. It is the interplay between the court legal processes and the social actors in the courtroom that makes the application of the criminal laws so fascinating. By focusing on the tension between the law (legal processes) and the actors inside and outside the courts system (social contexts), this text demonstrates how the courts are a product of "law in action," and it presents the course content in a way that enables students to understand not only the "how" of the U.S. criminal court system but also the "why."
📒Sport And Society In Ancient Greece ✍ Mark Golden
📝Sport and Society in Ancient Greece Book Synopsis : This is new to the Key Themes in Ancient History series, a range of books designed for students and teachers of ancient history, aimed at providing a readable, authoritative and concise introduction to some of the major topics in Greek and Roman history. In Sport and Society in Ancient Greece , the author addresses such important themes as the link between sport, religion and warfare and the games as an arena for expression of difference between individuals or groups, while providing a guide to the ancient evidence and to the current state of thinking on the subject. He also evaluates the significance of these themes in our understanding of ancient culture. The book contains a useful bibliographical essay with suggestions for further reading, a complete list of works cited and a nice calendar of important dates for the evidence.
📒Joe Dimaggio ✍ Richard Ben Cramer
📝Joe DiMaggio Book Synopsis : Joe DiMaggio was, at every turn, one man we could look at who made us feel good. In the hard-knuckled thirties, he was the immigrant boy who made it big—and spurred the New York Yankees to a new era of dynasty. He was Broadway Joe, the icon of elegance, the man who wooed and won Marilyn Monroe—the most beautiful girl America could dream up. Joe DiMaggio was a mirror of our best self. And he was also the loneliest hero we ever had. In this groundbreaking biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Richard Ben Cramer presents a shocking portrait of a complicated, enigmatic life. The story that DiMaggio never wanted told, tells of his grace—and greed; his dignity, pride—and hidden shame. It is a story that sweeps through the twentieth century, bringing to light not just America's national game, but the birth (and the price) of modern national celebrity.
📒Britten And Auden In The Thirties ✍ Donald Mitchell
📝Britten and Auden in the Thirties Book Synopsis : A crucial year in the Britten/Auden relationship, which reshaped and redefined artistic direction in the immediate pre-war period.
📒Walking Among Men ✍ Andrew H. Montgomery
📝Walking Among Men Book Synopsis : Damara Van Brunt teaches Economics for Duke University in North Carolina. Her mother and brother live in Bozeman, Montana. Life is simple and wonderful. Until that eventful day her brother, Parker, calls from the hospital, and while on the phone, Damara hears the doctor announce that their mother has died. Returning home to put matters to rest, Damara is devastated to learn that her mother's death was no accident but a murder. Trying desperately to accept her mother's untimely death, Damara is also trying to comprehend the large amount of family secret information that was left for her if her mother should every die. With no one else to turn to, Damara contacts an old college friend, Carrie Clarke. After Carrie arrives to help her distraught friend. Both girls are thrown into a whirl wind adventure that takes them from Montana to New York City and finally, to Damara's birth place of Manitoba, Canada. But unknown to both Damara and Carrie, the murderer is following their progress closely in solving the eighty year-old mystery. Why is it that on the fortieth birthday of each first daughter's birthday is she murdered? http://www.theagencyseries.com/
📒Jack London An American Life ✍ Earle Labor
📝Jack London An American Life Book Synopsis : A revelatory look at the life of the great American author—and how it shaped his most beloved works Jack London was born a working class, fatherless Californian in 1876. In his youth, he was a boundlessly energetic adventurer on the bustling West Coast—an oyster pirate, a hobo, a sailor, and a prospector by turns. He spent his brief life rapidly accumulating the experiences that would inform his acclaimed bestselling books The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea-Wolf. The bare outlines of his story suggest a classic rags-to-riches tale, but London the man was plagued by contradictions. He chronicled nature at its most savage, but wept helplessly at the deaths of his favorite animals. At his peak the highest paid writer in the United States, he was nevertheless forced to work under constant pressure for money. An irrepressibly optimistic crusader for social justice and a lover of humanity, he was also subject to spells of bitter invective, especially as his health declined. Branded by shortsighted critics as little more than a hack who produced a couple of memorable dog stories, he left behind a voluminous literary legacy, much of it ripe for rediscovery. In Jack London: An American Life, the noted Jack London scholar Earle Labor explores the brilliant and complicated novelist lost behind the myth—at once a hard-living globe-trotter and a man alive with ideas, whose passion for seeking new worlds to explore never waned until the day he died. Returning London to his proper place in the American pantheon, Labor resurrects a major American novelist in his full fire and glory.
📒Social Determinants Of Health Among African American Men ✍ Henrie M. Treadwell
📝Social Determinants of Health Among African American Men Book Synopsis : This groundbreaking book applies the concept of social determinants of health to the health of African- American men. While there have been significant efforts in recent years to eliminate health disparities, serious disparities continue to exist especially with regard to African–American men who continue to suffer disproportionately from poor health when compared to other racial, ethnic, and gender groups in the United States. This book covers the most important issues relating to social determinants of health and also offers viable strategies for reducing health disparities.
📒Among Men ✍ Tobin Siebers
📝Among Men Book Synopsis : In Among Men Tobin Siebers grapples with what it means to be male. Juxtaposing a variety of genres, from memoir to meditation to miniature story, Among Men portrays the extremes of male identity and how the struggle to be a man involves confronting those extremes. The tone is personal, the subject matter timely and contemporary. In an age when it has become difficult to generalize about maleness, Siebers's challenge is to discover in his own life truths about the lives of men in general. ø Here are men consumed by the precision of work and the ferocity of drinking, cowards who dream of bravery, and heroes who lose their lives because they cannot be weak. Siebers confesses his own anger and lust and wonders how to retain his power as a man while becoming kinder and more worthy of love. Among Men is not a male manifesto. At turns moving, funny, poignant, and haunting, it is an insightful diary about things male, about how men think, about fathers, brothers, and sons, about love and lust, about talking man to man.