Life Is Not an Accident: A Memoir of Reinvention


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  • ISBN-10: 0062327992
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062327994
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Paperbacks; Reprint edition (January 24, 2017)
  • Language: English

Description

Ten years back, Jay Williams was the start of a splendid expert b-ball vocation. The Chicago Bulls’ top draft pick—and the second pick of the whole draft—he had the colossal Michael Jordan’s locker. At that point he ran his elite cruiser head-on into a light shaft, seriously harming himself and completion his career.In this exceptional, hard-hitting, and profoundly significant diary, Williams discusses the mishap that changed him. In some cases, the recollections are so crisp; he has an inclination that he’ll never get away from the past.

PLUS

  • Particularly if you are a games fan, this is an incredible book. We as a whole got the chance to peruse features of Jason all through school and after his mishap, yet this gives a top to bottom take a gander at the triumphs and battles he confronted as a Duke brilliant kid to a man who needed to totally recourse his future.
  • Incredible read!! You truly get inside Jay’s head as he takes you through his sessions with harm, weakness, reliance and a large group of different issues that make these “overwhelming” competitors a ton more human. I’d profoundly suggest this book.
  • This is a life account of a young fellow who seemed to have it all and in a matter of seconds lost that American Dream he needed for himself. He needed to figure out how to excuse himself and advance since his life was not over.

MINUS

  • Ineffectively written.I feel like it was Jay’s method for admitting his transgressions of the past while tossing burrows at a couple en route.
  • I like a ball, yet I was planning to take in more about his mischance/recuperation. I have two nieces that have fundamentally the same as wounds, and the recuperation has been harsh the distance around.

Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper (Hunting and Trapping)


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  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1540759776
  • ISBN-13: 978-1540759771
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 10 inches
  • Series: Hunting and Trapping
  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 2, 2016)

Description

     Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper Experiences and Observations of E. N. Woodcock The prominent Hunter and Trapper, as composed without anyone else’s input and Published in from 1903 to 1913 It is with joy that we distribute in this issue the “Collection of memoirs of E. N. Woodcock as a Trapper.” During his half century with trap and weapon, he has had some close calls and encounters, however not the numerous “trifle get away” that some claim, yet which just happen on paper. Mr. Woodcock is a honest man, and you can read his life account realizing that it is reality even to the minutest detail.” The life account was composed by Mr. Woodcock at the demand of the Editor of Hunter-Trader-Trapper in the spring of 1908 and distributed July of that year. We are happy to include that since that time, Mr. Woodcock has delighted in a few chasing and catching undertakings. Some were in his home state- – Pennsylvania- – on same grounds, or if nothing else close to those he stayed outdoors on numerous, numerous years back. He likewise took two or three outings into the south- – fall of 1911 and 1912.

Plus

  • The author is a decent storyteller and the stories of chasing and catching more than 100 years prior are exceptionally intriguing and furthermore give a considerable measure of knowledge to what it resembled in those days. Not so much a “how-to” book, but rather for somebody who appreciates chasing and catching stories it is an unquestionable requirement read.
  • I adapted a lot and was engaged in the meantime. Great investigate chronicled chasing magazines and our sportsman ancestors. This man appeared to be exceptionally bona fide, and that is something you don’t get from an author.
  • This book is great. It recounts an account of a man once upon a time chasing and catching and his encounters. This book makes you tone into the read and wanna read the following section. Never know anything else like it. Suggested!

Minus

  • To many rehashes of the same. Bounced from one day and age to another.overall knowledge was great yet composing was not organized
  • Intriguing yet dreary. I thought about how a late fall functioned, and in perusing this book, I discovered about them.

Black Ice: The Val James Story


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  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1770413634
  • ISBN-13: 978-1770413634
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: ECW Press (January 10, 2017)

Description

Val James got his first combine of skates for his thirteenth birthday and by 16, he exited his home in New York to play in Canada, where he was the main dark individual on his lesser group and, regularly, in the entire town. While mainstream for his extreme play and winning identity, the young person confronted supremacist insults at contradicting fields. The bias he experienced proceeded at all levels of the amusement. He turned into the main African American NHLer when he brought to the ice with the Buffalo Sabers in 1982, and in 1987 he was the primary dark player of any nationality to skate for the Toronto Maple Leafs. In his two NHL stretches, James characterized himself as a cooperative person known for his pugilistic aptitudes.

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  • Awesome!!! I was not acquainted with Val James’ story until I read this book. James conquered not only common obstacles headed straight toward the NHL, yet the terrible boundaries of prejudice that, tragically, still held in three and a half decades after Jackie Robinson softened the race hindrance up the MLB. Not only for games fans or hockey fans but rather a book for everybody who appreciates seeing the great person win.
  • This is an awesome book. I delighted in adopting more about Baltimore’s life- – the great and the terrible that he encountered as an African American hockey player. He is a phenomenal storyteller. I got this book since I heard a little portion on NPR and I am additionally a great hockey fan.
  • His story is stunning. Just to make it to the NHL when he had not skated until he was 13 years of age is astounding in itself! Val conquered a ton and ought to be perceived for it.

Minus

  • I didn’t understand that Val was being annoyed so much. I am an Amerks fan from route back and value all that he accomplished for our group.
  • The book got somewhat boorish on occasion, yet I figure that must be placed in the book to comprehend things. Exceptionally fascinating book yet would not r suggest for more youthful individuals.

Catching the Sky


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  • ISBN-10:1541299221
  • ISBN-13:978-1541299221
  • Product Dimensions:7 x 0.4 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight:8 ounces
  • Paperback:142 pages
  • Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 6, 2017)
  • Language:English

Description

Colten and Caleb Moore were two siblings who paid attention to the call of outrageous games. Their fantasies, combined with diligent work and family give up, in the end got to be reality. With their striking physicality, development, and hunger for hazard, the Moore siblings got to be stars on the thriving free-form ATV and snowmobile circuits. In the event that it had wheels or treads, they could flip it—regularly higher and superior to any other individual—joining a band of pioneers aim on softening new ground and up another game before huge numbers of fans at the X Games and past.

Plus

  • Astonishing read for anybody in the activity sports world or anybody hoping to get a look at what our lives resemble. The Moore’s are an astounding family and are depicted wonderfully all through this book!
  • This book is astonishing, puts a ton of stuff into a point of view. I’m not quite a bit of a peruse but rather knowing the family I knew I needed to peruse it, and I couldn’t put it down. Completed in two days.
  • This is an extremely elegantly composed and investigated book. I didn’t know I might want the anecdote about these two siblings however it was utterly entrancing. I exceedingly prescribe it.

MINUS

  • Fragmented: Missing Passages
  • Shortened volume

One Girl One Dream Paperback


 

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 978-1775540991
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.8 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand) (December 1, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 1775540995

Description

The stunning personal record of the most youthful ever solo circumnavigation of the Earth. On the off chance that you need to see the opposite side of the world, you can do two things: flip around the world or go there yourself. In 2012, at the time of only 16, Laura Dekker turned into the most youthful Mariner ever to without any help circumnavigate the globe. In understanding her long-held dream, she had not just conquered the wild seas and long weeks of isolation adrift, additionally the questions and now and then unfriendly resistance of authorities. In this exceptional record of her mind blowing venture – without precedent for English – Laura depicts in her words what it resembles to sail solo the world over, and the assurance it takes to do it at such a youthful age. Energizing, sensational and helpful, this is a genuine enterprise for perusers of any age.

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  • Perusing This book was right on a blessed occasion in my perusing life. Motivating, flawlessly composed, by a man to respect and gaze upward to, reestablishing my confidence in youngsters and envisioning.
  • Laura Dekker is not just a decent mariner; she’s an extremely talented storyteller too. I profoundly prescribe this book to anybody with enthusiasm for cruising or enterprise. Furthermore, Laura has a lot of development for such a youthful explorer. Her story is just astonishing.
  • Laura Dekker is not just a decent mariner; she’s an extremely talented storyteller too. I profoundly prescribe this book to anybody with enthusiasm for cruising or enterprise. Furthermore, Laura has a lot of development for such a youthful explorer. Her story is just astonishing.
  • Laura Dekker is not just a decent mariner; she’s an exceptionally talented storyteller also. I very prescribe this book to anybody with enthusiasm for cruising or enterprise.

Minus

  • Hers is an astounding story, yet I think her blog is entirely than the book.
  • Kids’ Book

Year of the Dunk: My Search for the History, Science, and Human Potential in Basketball’s Most Dramatic Play


 

Product Details

  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1613219849
  • ISBN-13: 978-1613219843
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing; Reprint edition (November 22, 2016)
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces

Description

The dramatic skill of b-ball’s hammer dunk hypnotized Asher Price as a youngster, yet even with his stature (six foot in addition to) and great wingspan, he never drove himself to attempt it—as of recently. Moving toward middle age, Asher chooses to put in a year changing his body and testing his psyche as he ponders what undiscovered ability despite everything he has. In Year of the Dunk, Asher acquaints us with a noteworthy cast of characters who help him comprehend the multifaceted nature of the human body and the individual show at the heart of games. En route he plunges into the history and investigation of one of games’ most extravagant acts, looking at everything from our hereditary inclination towards hopping to the social part of the pummel dunk. The year-long exertion drives him to get some information about human capacity and how much we can really enhance ourselves, even with incredible assurance.

Plus

  • Try not to search for anything weighty here, from a wellness viewpoint, however, hope to be engaged and may be motivated by Asher’s development. Be that as it may, don’t skip to the end!
  • Awesome book – addresses an expansive cluster of subjects in a convincing way. Stupendous adjust of backstory, individual accounts, sports, cleverness; prevails with regards to uniting different topics durably. Planning to see more from the creator later on.
  • Value’s book is nitty gritty however enthusiastic, individual yet savvy, fun yet enlightening. You wind up pulling for him while he takes you on a captivating voyage through jumping, for goodness’ sake. A brilliant reflection on the breaking points of human execution and our cravings to be extraordinary. Elegantly composed and brief as well.

Minus

  • The logbook itself is fine. Normal quality, Would not purchase once more.
  • Bigger than indicated, not recomended