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📒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.
📒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.
📒Boy Among Men ✍ David James
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📒Archbishop Simon Mepham 1328 1333 A Boy Amongst Men ✍ Roy Martin Haines
📝Archbishop Simon Mepham 1328 1333 a Boy Amongst Men Book Synopsis : The registers of Archbishop Mepham and his successor Stratford were apparently lost, or more likely stolen, in the later Middle Ages. Stratford had been bishop of Winchester for some ten years, consequently much more is known about his activity in the episcopal office. Mepham by contrast is somewhat of an enigma. He came into office with an academic training in the wake of Walter Reynolds, who did not attend a university but was experienced in secular affairs and had been a confidant of the king when Prince of Wales. Unusually Mepham was elected by the Christ Church chapter and not provided by the pope. Bereft of political experience, he was unlucky in the time of his promotion, a period of struggle between the Mortimer/Isabella and Lancastrian factions, with the young Edward III a pawn, virtually powerless to influence events. It was only towards the end of 1330 that the king came into his own thanks to a coup dtat. Thereafter Mephams attempts to exert his metropolitan authority and his lack of wisdom in avoiding conflict led to his sad denouement. Fortunately we know quite a lot about his more combative activities thanks to the chroniclers, particularly Dene, the reputed author of the Historia Roffensis, and the St. Augustines chronicler Thorne. In the eighteenth century Ducarel collected a large number of documents relating to the archiepiscopates of Mepham and Stratford, while others have come to light with the publication of the Episcopal registers of his contemporaries. In 1997 my article An Innocent Abroad: The Career of Simon Mepham, Archbishop of Canterbury 1328-1333, was published in the English Historical Review. The Release of Ornaments in the Archbishops chapel and some other arrangements following Simon Mephams elevation, appeared in Archaeologia Cantiana in 2002. Since that time I have examined the Canterbury Act Books relative to that period and prepared an edition of Stratfords Winchester register, which has made it possible considerably to expand the study of Mepham. R.M.H. Clare Hall, Cambridge.
📒Among Men ✍ Tobin Siebers
📝Among Men Book Synopsis : "The tone is personal, the subject matter timely and contemporary. At turns moving, funny, poignant, and haunting, Among Men is an insightful diary about talking man to man."--Voice Literary Supplement
📒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.
📒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/
📒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.
📒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.