Above and Beyond
Author: Bill Livingston
"Award-winning sports columnist Bill Livingston follows Mack as he practices one of the world's most dangerous and demanding sports. livingston reveals the fascinating subculture of pole vaulting-from Bob Richards, the only man to win Olympic gold twice in pole vaulting; to Sergey Bubka, the most controversial polevaulter ever; to Don Bragg, a rowdy Tarzan-like character who swung on ropes in his backyard to build upper-body strength; to the stirring duel between Mack and Toby Stevenson as they battled for gold in Athens. Readers will discover how Mack struggled and endured, while working in a factory, as a mascot in a bumblebee costume, and as a janitor, and how Mack changed his training and revamped his body and mind in a three-year program that made his AOL user name, Goldnathens, a selffulfilling prophecy."--BOOK JACKET.
Sports talk in America has evolved from small-time barroom banter into a major media smorgasbord that runs 24/7 on TV and radio. With hundreds of billions of dollars generated annually by pro and college teams in major markets nationwide, sports fans across the country are more dedicated than ever to their teams. And when it comes to sports talk—especially all-sports radio—it’s all about entertainment, information, prognostication, analysis, rankings, and endless discussion. Prominent sports-media figures in each of the three target cities—Cleveland, Detroit, and Washington, D.C.—engage in this phenomenon with a compilation of sports lists sure to delight as well as stir up debate within these already-buzzing sports communities. List topics include: • What were the most lopsided trades in local sports history? • Who were the most overrated athletes to play in our town? • What local athlete had the best appearance in TV or film? • What was the most heartbreaking loss in local sports history? • What was the greatest single play in local sports history? • Who are our team’s most hated rivals? • Plus dozens of “guest” lists contributed by famous local sports and entertainment celebrities. With franchises in three of the four major pro sports—the Browns (NFL), the Indians (MLB), and the Cavaliers (NBA)—plus a dedicated following of the Ohio State University athletics, Cleveland’s fans are some of the most rabid and knowledgeable in the country, and Bill Livingston and Greg Brinda are the acknowledged authorities on Cleveland-area sports.
101 Pole Vaulting Tips and Drills
Author: James Eldridge (Ed.D.), Kris Allison, Tinker Dan Murray
Publisher: Coaches Choice Books
101 Pole Vaulting Tips and Drills helps coaches work with beginning, intermediate, and advanced vaulters ages 12 and above to improve their competitive vaulting abilities. The winning tips and drills in the book are based on the best scientific information currently available from the fields of pole vaulting, exercise physiology, and other sport sciences. Topics include coaching safety for practice and competitions, nutrition, training to compete, and much more.
Maggie Vaults Over the Moon
Author: Grant Overstake
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
“A Triumph Over Gravity!” Maggie Vaults Over the Moon retells the story of Maggie Steele, a gutsy, grief-stricken farm girl from tiny Grain Valley, Kansas, who pours her broken heart into the daring and dangerous sport of pole-vaulting. Driven by a secret that she dare not share with anyone, Maggie struggles over many obstacles as she attempts to soar waaay higher than her critics think a girl should ever go. Gripping in its portrayal of a teenager's grief and thrilling in its vivid descriptions of the exciting sport of pole-vaulting, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is an inspiring and uplifting read! The nation's top Pole-Vaulters and Sports Journalists are cheering for Maggie! Team USA 2012 Olympic Pole-Vaulters: “I myself experienced loss when I was a young girl. Sports were my outlet and helped me through some of the hardest times of my life. This book captured me cover to cover. I highly recommend Maggie Vaults Over the Moon!” --Becky Holliday, Team USA Pole-Vaulter, USA Olympic Trials Silver Medalist, and Finalist at the 2012 London Olympics. “Every single person should be able to relate to Maggie in Maggie Vaults Over the Moon. We have all experienced loss, heartache or tragedy, but not all find a way to overcome. It doesn't matter if you are a pole-vaulter, male or female; it's about finding something in which you are passionate and not giving up. Maggie does just that—she finds her passion and it ends up taking her over the moon.” --Jeremy Scott, USA Olympic Trials Silver Medalist and Team USA Pole-Vaulter at the 2012 London Olympics. State Champion High School Girls' Pole-Vaulter: “Maggie's inspirational story will make any girl feel like they can accomplish their dreams. This is a MUST read for any athlete, no matter what sport you compete in.” --Taylor Marie Swanson, 2012 Kansas State High School Pole-Vault Champion. The nation's leading Pole-Vaulters' magazine: “Maggie Vaults Over the Moon shows a touching and realistic perspective of life's changes wrapped into one heartwarming story. It will captivate those who have lost loved ones and imagine being with them again. This inspiring tale celebrates the courage to turn tragedy and loss into something positive, and how the determination to master a sport can heal. The bits of pole vault history, technique, and struggle will keep the attention of vaulters for sure.” --Doug Bouma, Editor, VAULTER Magazine. The nation's foremost Female Sports Journalist and Author: “This inspiring book comes along at a perfect time, on the 40th anniversary of Title IX and in the same year as women athletes dominated the 2012 London Olympics. Girls who play sports and the coaches and families who support them will thoroughly enjoy Grant Overstake's warm, uplifting story. After reading it, we'll all wish we were pole vaulters like Maggie.” --Christine Brennan, USA Today Sports Columnist, ABC News commentator and best-selling author of Inside Edge and Best Seat in the House.
Author: Bryan Clay
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
Tells the story of an Olympic decathlete's transformation from a drug-addicted teen in Hawaii to the world champion in the sport, citing his dramatically rediscovered faith and his mother's relentless prayers as his inspiration.
This comprehensive new volume in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine series, published under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, delivers an up-to-date, state of the art presentation of the medical conditions that athletes may suffer from during training and competition. Presented in a clear style and format, The Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport, covers not only the basic approach to training, monitoring training and the clinical implications of excessive training, but also deals with all the major systems in the body, and focuses on medical conditions that athletes may suffer from in each system. Medical conditions in athletes with disabilities, genetics and exercise and emergency sports medicine are also uniquely examined. The Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport draws on the expertise of an international collection of contributors who are recognized as leaders in their respective fields. The systematic approach followed in the book will make it invaluable to all medical doctors and other health personnel who serve athletes and sports teams. Sports practitioners are provided with a clinical approach to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of common and less common medical problems encountered by athletes. This volume should be kept close at hand for frequent consultation.
Author: Robert B. Cialdini, PhD
Publisher: Harper Collins
Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book. You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success. Some images that appeared in the print edition of this book are unavailable in the electronic edition due to rights reasons.
This new title takes a close look at significant sports figures from around the globe and throughout history. Covering more than 600 individuals--both those famous for their accomplishments on the field as well as those infamous for their exploits off the field--"Notable Sports Figures includes biographical profiles of athletes, coaches, team executives and media figures from all sports. For each entrant, essays cover early life and personal information, including contact information where available; career in sport; and commentary on the enduring significance of the individual. Other features include an introductory essay discussing the importance of sport in society; a chronology of significant sporting events; an appendix of majot sports awards and championships; and sport, nationality, subject and name indexes.
Covering all 260 events in the seven winter and twenty-three summer sports, this retrospective, officially authorized by the United States Olympic Committee, combines photographs with a day-by-day narrative text
On the Move
Author: Tim Cresswell
On the Move presents a rich history of one of the key concepts of modern life: mobility. Increasing mobility has been a constant throughout the modern era, evident in mass car ownership, plane travel, and the rise of the Internet. Typically, people have equated increasing mobility with increasing freedom. However, as Cresswell shows, while mobility has certainly increased in modern times, attempts to control and restrict mobility are just as characteristic of modernity. Through a series of fascinating historical episodes Cresswell shows how mobility and its regulation have been central to the experience of modernity.
Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Barack H. Obama.
'A joy to behold' Yotam Ottolenghi Join Rachel Khoo on a delicious journey through the Swedish year . . . From spring picnics on the archipelago and barbecues at the summer cabin, to cosy autumnal suppers and dark snowy winters filled with candlelight, gingerbread and glögg. Complete with stunning location and food photography, Rachel's new cookbook lets you in on what the Swedish like to call Lagom . . . the art of not too little, not too much but just the right amount. Learn how to cook beautiful, fuss-free food . . . With over 100 recipes, Rachel explores Sweden's simple and balanced approach to cooking, celebrates their best-loved ingredients and reveals a must-try cuisine that is about far more than just meatballs, fika and cinnamon buns . . . _________________ Inside you'll discover recipes from the Swedish summer, perfect for yours, food for autumn, through to winter, taking you all the way to spring . . . · POACHED CHICKEN WITH QUICK PICKLED STRAWBERRY SALAD. Or replace the chicken with grilled halloumi cheese for a delicious vegetarian alternative. This is the ultimate barbeque salad. · PEAS, POTATOES AND CHICKEN IN A POT. The one dish delight: the summer comfort food that's perfect for midweek. · MIDSUMMER MERINGE CROWNS. The Swedes have been wearing flower crowns long before the festivals, so why not make the edible kind for parties or puddings? · PLUM TOSCA CAKE. This Swedish favourite, named after Puccini's opera is filled with tart plums and sweet almonds. _________________ 'I am so ready to race home and devour these fun, effortless and beautiful recipes that just beg to be cooked' Melissa Hemsley 'The magic of Sweden's beautiful seasons comes alive . . . a real celebration of seasonal Swedish home cooking and tradition with Rachel's trademark inspirational twists!' Donal Skehan
Author: Christian Parenti
A documented look at the criminal justice system in America, "Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis" gives a detailed, critical account of the realities of the prison system.
This captivating and illuminating book is a memoir of a young black man moving from rural Georgia to life as a student and teacher in the Ivy League as well as a history of the changes in American education that developed in response to the civil rights movement, the war in Vietnam, and affirmative action. Born in 1950, Horace Porter starts out in rural Georgia in a house that has neither electricity nor running water. In 1968, he leaves his home in Columbus, Georgia—thanks to an academic scholarship to Amherst College—and lands in an upper-class, mainly white world. Focusing on such experiences in his American education, Porter's story is both unique and representative of his time. The Making of a Black Scholar is structured around schools. Porter attends Georgia's segregated black schools until he enters the privileged world of Amherst College. He graduates (spending one semester at Morehouse College) and moves on to graduate study at Yale. He starts his teaching career at Detroit's Wayne State University and spends the 1980s at Dartmouth College and the 1990s at Stanford University. Porter writes about working to establish the first black studies program at Amherst, the challenges of graduate study at Yale, the infamous Dartmouth Review, and his meetings with such writers and scholars as Ralph Ellison, Tillie Olsen, James Baldwin, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. He ends by reflecting on an unforeseen move to the University of Iowa, which he ties into a return to the values of his childhood on a Georgia farm. In his success and the fulfillment of his academic aspirations, Porter represents an era, a generation, of possibility and achievement.
The Paralysis Resource Guide, produced by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, is a reference and lifestyle tool for people affected by paralysis. The book includes details on medical and clinical subjects related to all causes of paralysis, as well as health maintenance information. The fully-illustrated book provides a detailed overview of biomedical research, assistive technology, sports and recreation activities, legal and civil rights, social security and benefits, and numerous lifestyle options.