Colgan Hall, Webster St, boarding house for Clarendon College for many years, has been restored into a family home.
Describes sports injuries common to older athletes, offers techniques for their treatment, and gives tips for preventing their recurrence
This is the color version of Maui Glory Days. It is very costly to print-on-demand, however, some have requested it. Capturing Maui's golden era of windsurfing, from the early pioneering days of Kailua to the big waves at Hookipa and Jaws, this book tells the story of the Kings and legends of the sport as it evolved from longboards to high-performances in big surf. Fictional dialogue accompanies remarkable true events of survival, from near-drownings to helicopter crashes. Told by Sports Illustrated Picture of the Year (POY) award-winning photographer and filmmaker Jonathan Weston. He was the first filmmaker to take the audience along for the ride with his innovative point-of-view (POV) helmet-mounted 16mm movie camera. The thrills, dangers and behind the scenes experiences are all shared in this epic tale of perseverance and survival. Remarkable images and Wind Legends movie, also produced by Jonathan Weston, are posted in accompanying website.
This is a story of one man's remarkable perseverance, survival, and ultimate triumph along the way of capturing Maui's golden era of windsurfing - Sports Illustrated and NPPA Picture of the Year award-winning photographer and filmmaker Jonathan Weston. From the early pioneering days of Kailua to the big waves at Hookipa and Jaws, Weston's greatest talent of all is revealed through words, as he tells the story of the Kings and legends of the sport as it evolved from those unwieldy "white whales of death" to sky-high death-defying performances in gigantic surf. A fictional yet accurate to character dialogue accompanies these remarkable true events of survival, from those lost at sea to near-drownings and helicopter crashes. Weston was the first filmmaker to take the audience along for the ride with his innovative point-of-view (POV) helmet-mounted 16mm movie camera. The thrills, dangers and behind the scenes experiences are all shared in this epic tale, and if that's not interesting enough for you, the Hemingway-esque tale of a young man at sea wrestling a marlin onboard a windsurfer while fighting off tiger sharks should. For others, a heart-rendering yet oft hilarious romantic comedy threads throughout. Remarkable images and the Wind Legends movie, also produced by Jonathan Weston, are in this book and posted in accompanying website, http://www.mauiglorydays.com
Buck Buchanan was the beloved equipment manager for the Dallas Cowboys for twenty-five years, during which time the Cowboys won four of their five Super Bowls led by such legendary stars as Roger Staubach, Hollywood Henderson, Randy White, Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, Bob Hayes, Lee Roy Jordan, and of course larger-than-life coach Tom Landry. In these pages Buchanan provides a unique behind-the-scenes look at America's Team, from the logistics of moving equipment for away games, to the proclivities and needs of individual players.
When battle-scarred veteran Jack McConnell returns to his hometown, bakery owner Betsy Lewis is determined to help him recover his life as he once saved her life, despite his efforts to keep her at a distance.
¿The ball was round, the equpiment was homemade, and the rules were uncertain, but that game the boys were playing on the lawn at Mercer University in 1892 was football....¿ Thus begins this colorful history of football at Mercer University, 1892-1942. Mercer had only 179 registered students in 1892 when the first Mercer eleven met the first Georgia eleven on the gridiron in Athens in January 1892, the FIRST college football game in the state of Georgia, and one of the first in the Southeast. College football in 1892 was a far cry from the organized splendor it is today. Uniforms were makeshift, with little or no padding. Players begin growing their ¿helmets¿ or ¿head pads¿ in early summer, and rumor has it that those long, bushy manes prompted Mercer¿s nickname--the Bears. It was a rough-and-tumble, disorganized free-for-all on the 110x53 yard field. Touchdowns counted four points; extra points, two; field goals, five; and safeties, two. But all those interesting facts--and many more--are included in this exciting chronicle. For fifty years Mercer played against the the great (Alabama, Army, Georgia, Florida, and others) and the nearly great (Savannah Library Association, Locust Grove Institute, North Georgia Aggies). Alas, college football eventually became a big (and expensive) business, and with the US facing world war, the last Mercer team was fielded in 1941. But, beginning in Fall 2013, the Mercer Bears will once again take the field following a seventy-year hiatus. This time, however, the helmets are much improved.
Return To Glory is the third novel of a trilogy about a covert force of United States Naval Intelligence and its ongoing, at swords' point, engagement with a International covert alignment of certain families, and their followers, struggling for power since the disposition of Kings, called the Illuminare`. This enemy within the Republic is now paralleled by the intention of Islam, the religious faith of Muslims, to assert itself into the lives of Americans as reflected by terrorism. The conflicts that religion can create, based on histories scars, create a necessity for intervention to prevent an overt Jihad of the sword. Once again the threads of patriotism, romance, intrigue, murder, and deceit are woven together to produce for the reader the whole cloth of today's realities and conflicts conjured up by two forces that would attempt to destroy the Republic of The United States of America, for their own gain. The foolishness of men of these persuasions and their arrogance is depicted. The necessity to take up arms against such men is vividly and accurately portrayed for the readers' enlightenment, imagination, and entertainment.
It was a great honor ro be born on the same day in the same country as President Carter, and I am also thrilled he selected my birthday to be his. You know, I'm glad providence tapped the other child born ten miles away to become the thirty-ninth president of the United States. I don't think I would have had nearly as much fun being president. Maybe you will agree after reading my story.
A limited edition of 1500 copies. This book chronicles the development and racing career of a car regarded as the ultimate example of the purebred sports car of the 20th century and the epitome of functional beauty and extraordinary performance: the 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. Taking second place at its 1952 Mille Miglia debut, it went on to win every one of its races that season. Dramatic photos, vivid descriptions, and dramatic recollections from the drivers ensures this book will be a joy to read and enjoy for years to come.
In this work filled with behind-the-scenes drama, Grant tells the dramatic story of Tyrone Willingham's inaugural season as Notre Dame's first African-American coach.
Wall Street crashes in New York and the world is reeling - but all Glory is worried about is the drunken priest and why fat Aunt Flo is always upset. But when Glory goes into the woods one day with her best friend Pammy, something happens. Something terrifying, which leaves Pammy convinced that the Virgin Mary has saved them. Glory isn't so sure, but she asks the Virgin for a miracle anyway. And gets it: a pair of much-desired 'Mary Jane' shoes. Soon miracles are happening two-a-penny: the drunken priest dries out, Aunt Flo gets her wish and her mother develops strange powers. But the story soon gets out and, once the dead town starts to thrive again, problems emerge . . . Curious, quirky and magical, this is a novel of childhood, belief and love set in the heart of America.
Bill Reynolds built his youth around sports. As a boy in a blue-collar Rhode Island town, he spend his hours shooting hoops and dreaming of stardom. From his adolescence to high school fame to a scholarship at Brown University, Reynolds enjoyed the perks of athletic glory. But those days soon ended and the onetime star drifted between his past and an uncertain future. Glory Days is a warm, touching, and funny book about what happens when jocks grow older --about getting a life without losing touch with your dreams.
He Knows His Women. . . New Jersey PI John Preshin takes on all kinds of jobs. Discreet inquiries. Private investigations. Helping women find lost. . .articles of clothing from his office. Yup, no job too big or too small. Now if only he could figure out how to convince the knockout redhead with the very large knife that he's not breaking into her grandmother Flo's apartment. No. He's Flo's upstairs tenant. In need of a serious cup of coffee. Yeah, so he's wearing only a towel. So what? She's Got His Number. Liz Atwater isn't about to take her eyes off this one--and not just because he's about six feet worth of smirking, hunky gorgeousness, either. She's had her share of bad luck with men, and some half-naked guy helping himself to your coffee while looking you up and down way is not a good sign. Something's going on with Mr. John Preshin. And Liz intends to do some discreet investigating of her own. He'd better hang on to that towel. . . Irene is a true Jersey girl, having lived in the central part of the state all her life. Her fondest memories are of spending summers at the shore. She even met her future husband on the boardwalk at Seaside Heights. After earning a B.A. in English and history from Montclair State, Irene went on to teach in area schools before marrying her handsome Viking. They have two terrific daughters and continue to walk the boards at Seaside at last twice a year.
RETURN TO THE CAFFE CINO gives a fresh, exciting portrait of the non-commercial NY theater scene in the 1960's. The scene is painted here by dozens of short essays by the artists that were a part of the creative fission that flared so brightly there and that still influences so much of today's theatre. The eyewitness stories are usually hysterically funny, filled with that sense of freedom that ignited a movement that continues today in small independent theaters. And the editors of the anthology have filled the pages with vintage pictures, including one of a fifteen-year-old Bernadette Peters getting her start at the Caffe Cino!
Kissing the big-city life goodbye, Udo Nomi retu s to Newfoundland from Toronto for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a hero for his people to help free The Republic. In a comic, quasi-parody of the liberties taken by contemporary writers of historical fiction, Udo discovers the quagmires which exist in historical scholarship. The past is not so certain after all. Perhaps what really matters, Udo comes to lea , is the way we narrate the present and our own role in it. A romp through downtown St. John's, blending the comic with the serious and farce with political sincerity, Retu of the Native is a fast-paced, humorous novel about both what's been done to Newfoundland and what makes a Newfoundlander. ENDORSEMENTS A rum-soaked remake of Thomas Hardy's classic, Jonathan Butler's Retu of the Native staggers the streets of St. John's with its unlikely heroes on their quixotic quest to win the independence of their island home.
Prophetic sayings are generally a reaction to immediate realities, and therefore attempts to understand prophetic literature without the benefit of the prophet's historical milieu are limited or inaccurate. Contrary to the prevailing opinion that Joel is post-exilic, the book is located within the exilic period, recognising the lack of any rebuke consistent with a people experiencing deep despair. The Book of Joel places great emphasis on the motif of the divine presence residing in the midst of Israel, and it is asserted that the prophet's main purpose was to bring the people to renew their connection with the Lord after the destruction of the Temple, which, though physically ruined, had not lost its religious significance. A literary and rhetorical analysis demonstrates how the prophet sought to influence his audience. Literary devices and rhetorical tools are investigated, and their relevance and contribution to the book's meanings are explored. One central feature of the book is its focus on a detailed discussion of the position and purpose of the locust plague, employing recent literary approaches.
Sienna Elizabeth Raimonde, will arrest your attention with her poetry. While she has been writing since childhood, this is her first published book. Poetry, she says, runs in her blood. Also, her two grandmothers were poets, and The Poet of the Adirondacks was her great+ grandfather. Raimonde, while a keen observer of both human nature and nature in general, speaks the language of her times through symbolism, metaphor, and simile. She composes her poetry with a unique blend of sobriety, humor, and mystery, juxtaposed with a philosophical twist that is both distinctive and unique. This is a book for everyone.
A nostalgic study of the architecture of the New Jersey shore combines personal accounts, historical anecdotes, and photographs that document a wide array of great mansions, quaint cottages, and unusual bungalows of the region.