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Eddie The Eagle My Story

Author : Eddie Edwards
ISBN : 9781631680649
Genre : Fiction
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This is the autobiography of Eddie the Eagle, whose incredible life inspired the hit film starring Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton, and Christopher Walken. Short and stocky, sporting thick glasses prone to fogging, Eddie was nobody’s athletic ideal. Through struggle, sacrifice, even near-starvation—this British plasterer made his dream a reality: competing in the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary. Here, in his own words, is Eddie’s story—from the schoolboy stunts that developed his physical courage, to the menial labor that paid for training, to the qualifying jumps that had millions around the world glued to their television sets to watch him. Eddie the Eagle is the tale of an ordinary man’s extraordinary journey above and beyond expectations . . . a journey that rocketed this ultimate underdog to an Olympic legend.

Eddie The Eagle

Author : Eddie Edwards
ISBN : 163168065X
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Eddie The Eagle

Author : Eddie Edwards
ISBN : 0745109454
Genre : Olympic Winter Games
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Eddie And The Cruisers

Author : P. F. Kluge
ISBN : 9781468303568
Genre : Fiction
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With sparkling dialogue, superb plot and suspense that never flags this page-turner is the seminal novel of the 50’s new music—rock-and-roll—and how it changed America. Overlook is proud to put P. F. Kluge’s classic Eddie and the Cruisers—“the book that spawned the movies”—in paperback for the first time, so it can find a new generation of readers. Eddie and his Jersey-bred band, The Parkway Cruisers, were going places. With an album and a few minor hits to their credit the future seemed bright until Eddie died in a fiery car crash. Twenty years later a British rock band turns their old songs into monumental fresh hits. With this comes a surge of interest in the surviving Cruisers and in a rumored cache of tapes that Eddie made before he died. That's when the killing starts.

Soar

Author : Tracy Edward Wymer
ISBN : 9781481447126
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Seventh grader Eddie is determined honor his father’s legacy and win the school science fair in this heartfelt and funny book that School Library Journal says is “perfect for middle school students looking for realism.” Eddie learned everything there is to know about birding from his dad, including the legend of the Golden Eagle, which Dad claimed he saw once down near Miss Dorothy’s pond. According to his dad, the Golden Eagle had wings wider than a creek and talons the size of bulldozer claws. But when Eddie was in sixth grade, Dad “flew away” for good, leaving Eddie on his own to await the return of the elusive raptor. Now Eddie is starting seventh grade and trying to impress Gabriella, the new girl in town. The annual seventh grade Science Symposium (which Dad famously won) is looming, and Eddie is determined to claim the blue ribbon for himself. With Mr. Dover, the science teacher who was Dad’s birding rival, seemingly against him, and with Mouton, the class bully, making his life miserable on all fronts, Eddie is determined to overcome everything and live up to Dad’s memory. Can Eddie soar and make his dream take flight?

Eddie The Eagle

Author : Michael Edwards
ISBN : 0062448994
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The incredible underdog story of British ski jumper Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards—now a major motion picture starring Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton, and Christopher Walken—who captivated the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics. When Michael Edwards arrived in Calgary for the 1988 Olympic Games, he was an unknown British ski jumper. When he left, he was Eddie the Eagle, one of the most beloved Olympic athletes of all time, and had captured the hearts of millions. Here is his remarkable story. In the mid-1980’s Edwards quit his job as a plasterer to pursue a most unlikely dream: qualifying for the Olympic Games in ski jumping. The odds against him were long. For starters, England is not known for producing fabulous Olympic athletes, and he was far from a physical specimen: 5’8” and chubby, with thick eyeglasses that fogged up in cold weather, making it hard for him to see during his jumps. Training was near impossible since in all of Great Britain, there was not a single Olympic regulation ski jump. And he had almost no money, which forced him to sleep in his car and then a mental institution, to scrounge food from dumpsters as he attempted to train. But Eddie succeeded in qualifying, a stunning achievement in itself. And that winter he captivated the world, as millions of people who had never before cared about ski jumping were transfixed. Even Ronald Reagan called a halt to governmental meetings to watch Eddie jump. That he would ultimately come in dead last was beside the point; on his return home he was greeted by 20,000 adoring fans. Eddie the Eagle had left his mark. In Eddie the Eagle, Edwards tells his fascinating life story, from his modest upbringing in Gloucestershire, to his obsessive devotion to ski jumping, to stardom on the world stage, taking us inside one of the most improbable and heartwarming sports stories of our time.

More Than Rivals

Author : Ken Abraham
ISBN : 9781493404247
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An Inspiring True Story Set in the Midst of the Civil Rights Era By 1970, racial tension was at a breaking point in the southern town of Gallatin, Tennessee. Desegregation had emotions running high. The town was a powder keg ready to erupt. But it was also on the verge of something incredible. Eddie Sherlin and Bill Ligon were boys growing up on opposite sides of the tracks who shared a passion for basketball. They knew the barriers that divided them--some physical landmarks and some hidden in the heart--but those barriers melted away when the boys were on the court. After years of playing wherever they could find a hoop, Eddie and Bill entered the rigors of their respective high school teams. And at the end of the 1970 season, all-white Gallatin High and all-black Union High faced each other in a once-in-a-lifetime championship game. What happened that night would challenge Eddie and Bill--and transform their town. This New York Times bestseller is a fast-paced true story of courage, determination, character, and forgiveness.

Earthling

Author : Mark Fearing
ISBN : 9781452113043
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Every kid worries about making friends at a new school, but when nine-year-old Bud accidentally catches the wrong bus and finds himself launched into deep space, new friends are the least of his problems! At Cosmos Academy, Bud learns that Earthlings are the most feared creatures in the galaxy, and even Earth's location has been hidden! With the help of his new friend, Gort, Bud goes undercover as a Tenarian exchange student. Unfortunately that means everyone thinks he's a pro at anti-gravity Zero-Ball (even though he's really only a pro at watching sports). And with paranoid Principal Lepton threat ening to expel any Earthlings (into outer space) and only Gort's hacked Blip computer to help them determine Earth's co-ordinates, will Bud ever find his way home?

Small Mercies

Author : Eddie Joyce
ISBN : 9780698165366
Genre : Fiction
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“An intimate family portrait.” —The New York Times “Eddie Joyce’s terrific first novel is so American that the story might as well have taken place at the base of the Statue of Liberty.” —Richard Russo “An inside look at one Staten Island family’s struggle with grief . . . [A] poignant, deeply affecting tale.” —Martha Stewart Living, a Book Club selection “[A] terrific debut novel. . . . Joyce layers . . . different characters’ perspectives nimbly and skillfully, infusing his portrait of a messy, complicated, loving family with heartfelt emotion.” —Sara Vilkomerson, Entertainment Weekly, A- A startling and tender portrait of one family’s struggle to make peace with their son’s death An ingeniously layered narrative, told over the course of one week, Eddie Joyce’s debut novel masterfully depicts an Italian-Irish American family on Staten Island and their complicated emotional history. Ten years after the loss of Bobby—the Amendola family’s youngest son—everyone is still struggling to recover from the firefighter’s unexpected death. Bobby’s mother, Gail; his widow, Tina; his older brothers Peter, the corporate lawyer, and Franky, the misfit; and his father, Michael, have all dealt with their grief in different ways. But as the family gathers together for Bobby Jr.’s birthday party, they must each find a way to accept a new man in Tina’s life while reconciling their feelings for their lost loved one. In unflinching but lyrical prose, Joyce shows us one mother’s struggle to keep her family together and preserve the memory of her son. Following Gail as she moves from the corner offices of white-shoe Manhattan law firms to the blue-collar gin mills of the outer boroughs, Small Mercies reveals a different New York, one that exists in the hearts and minds of its inhabitants. Presented through multiple points of view, Small Mercies explores the conflicts and deep attachments that exist within families. Heart-wrenching and profoundly relatable, Joyce’s debut is a love letter to Staten Island and a deeply affecting portrait of an American family. From the Hardcover edition.

The Finest Hours

Author : Michael J. Tougias
ISBN : 9781501106835
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Documents the 1952 Coast Guard mission to save the crews of two oil tankers that were torn in half by the force of one of New England's worst nor'easters.

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