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A March To Madness

Author : John Feinstein
ISBN : 9780316378086
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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It's the book in which America's favorite sportswriter returns to the arena of his most successful bestseller, A Season on the Brink. It's the book that takes us inside the intensely competitive Atlantic Coast Conference & paints a portrait of how college baskettball is coached & played at the highest level. It's the book that takes us onto the courts, into the locker rooms, & inside the high-pressure world of the talented coaches who have helped make the ACC's nine colleges - Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Maryland, Wake Forest, & Florida State - world-renowned for their championship basketball teams. The author's afterword to this edition will recap the ACC's current season & preview the 1998-99 rivalries.

March To Madness

Author : Allen Zullo
ISBN : 0762429690
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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When hearts start thumping in March throughout America, it's not because it's spring, but because it's time once again to crown a victor among the elite college basketball teams. College b-ball has finally netted the prestige of other sports by hosting a tournament every bit as exhilarating to behold as the run-up and playing of the Super Bowl. We all know it's a spectator event with a huge audience-nearly 142 million viewers watched the games in 2005. What's completely unknown are the many stories, anecdotes, and trivia collected here by Allan Zullo, the king of sports facts and author of over 80 books. Only someone with Allan's access could bring home all the funny, sad, and poignant drama that's unfolded both on and off the court during the annual spectacular. The book also features unique profiles of the game's most courageous as well as its zaniest characters. From his insider's vantage point, Allan has created a unique compendium that will launch a million office trivia events and delight sports fans everywhere.

Goin Uptown

Author : Joseph Declan Moran
ISBN : 1879483920
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Final Four is the elite address in college basketball, and in 2003 Marquette was a rightful tenant. Follow the team through a phenomenal season that culminated in a march to the Final Four. Hear what the coaches and players have to say about their triumphs and disappointments during the winning season. This book offers a game-by-game account all the way to the end. An avid Marquette fan and alumnus, author Joseph Declan Moran is also the author of You Can Call Me Al, the story of Marquette's Al McGuire, one of the greatest and most colorful coaches in the history of college basketball.

Feuer Im Kopf

Author : Susannah Cahalan
ISBN : 9783864155024
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Susannah Cahalan ist jung, attraktiv, frisch verliebt, eine aufstrebende Journalistin – und gerät über Nacht in den schlimmsten Albtraum ihres Lebens. Innerhalb kürzester Zeit erkrankt sie schwer, leidet an Wahnvorstellungen und wird binnen weniger Wochen zum Schwerstpflegefall in der Psychiatrie. Vollgepumpt mit Medikamenten wird sie ans Bett gefesselt und vegetiert vor sich hin – dem Tod näher als dem Leben. Doch ihre Familie gibt nicht auf bis endlich der renommierte Neurologe Souhel Najjar hinzugezogen wird. Er findet heraus, dass Susannah an einer erst vor kurzem entdeckten Autoimmunerkrankung leidet, in deren Verlauf der Körper das eigene Gehirn angreift und Symptome wie Schizophrenie, Autismus und Wahnvorstellungen erzeugt. Einmal richtig diagnostiziert, sorgen die geeigneten Medikamente rasch und dauerhaft für Genesung und Susannah gewinnt ihr Leben zurück. Ihre Schilderung des Leidensweges ist eine bewegende und aufregende Geschichte über Familie, Liebe, Hoffnung und darüber, wie sich ein perfektes Leben innerhalb kürzester Zeit in eine Katastrophe verwandeln kann. Ein fesselndes Buch, das man nicht aus der Hand legen kann, bis die letzte Seite verschlungen ist.

Last Shot

Author : John Feinstein
ISBN : 9780553494600
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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After winning a basketball reporting contest, eighth graders Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover the Final Four tournament, where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed into throwing the final game.

First Coming

Author : John Feinstein
ISBN : 9780307766977
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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THE LIBRARY OF CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT "The Masters elevated Tiger Woods to a level of fame that perhaps no athlete outside of Muhammed Ali had ever achieved. People who knew absolutely nothing about golf, cared not at all about the sport, stopped to watch Tiger play. . . . He signed endorsement contracts for staggering amounts of money. He blew off the president of the United States and Rachel Robinson, the widow of the century's most important athlete--and made no apologies for it. He didn't have to. He was Tiger. They weren't." --from The First Coming From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Road To Madness

Author : J. Samuel Walker
ISBN : 9781469630243
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The NCAA men's basketball tournament is one of the iconic events in American sports. In this fast-paced, in-depth account, J. Samuel Walker and Randy Roberts identify the 1973–74 season as pivotal in the making of this now legendary postseason tournament. In an era when only one team per conference could compete, the dramatic defeat of coach John Wooden's UCLA Bruins by the North Carolina State Wolfpack ended a decade of the Bruins' dominance, fueled unprecedented national attention, and prompted the NCAA to expand the tournament field to a wider range of teams. Walker and Roberts provide a richly detailed chronicle of the games that made the season so memorable and uncover the behind-the-scenes maneuvering that set the stage for the celebrated spectacle that now fixes the nation's attention every March.

From Mission To Madness

Author : Valeen Tippetts Avery
ISBN : 0252067010
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Brilliant and charismatic, David Hyrum Smith was a poet, painter, singer, philosopher, naturalist, and highly effective missionary for the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In this richly detailed biography, Valeen Tippetts Avery chronicles the life of the last son of Joseph Smith and his first wife, Emma. Avery draws on a large body of correspondence for details of David's life and on his poetry to reveal his personality and emotional struggles. She tells of his mental deterioration, starting with a probable breakdown early in 1870 and ending with his death in 1904 in the Northern Illinois Hospital and Asylum for the Insane in Elgin, where he had been confined for twenty-seven years. "This is an astonishing accomplishment which not only tells the reader about a neglected historical figure, but about myriad neglected dimensions of both Mormon history and the history of religion in general." -- Jan Shipps, author of Mormonism: The Story of a New Religious Tradition "This will stand alone as a biography of David H. Smith. . . . But it is also an insightful look at the times and environment from which the Smith family, and its ideas, emerged." -- Paul M. Edwards, author of Our Legacy of Faith: A Brief History of the Reorganized Church

Big Game Small World

Author : Alexander Wolff
ISBN : 0446679895
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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To capture the amazing phenomenon that is basketball, Alexander Wolff travelled the world and chronicled the personalities, histories, tragedies and comedies spinning around the sport of basketball. The text shows how ferocity, power and grace appeal to the human passions in everyone.

Die Torheit Der Regierenden

Author : Barbara Tuchman
ISBN : 3596244382
Genre : History
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