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Notorious - The Life and Fights of Conor McGregor

By Jack Slack
  • ISBN Code: : 1786065029
  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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'WE'RE NOT JUST HERE TO TAKE PART - WE'RE HERE TO TAKE OVER' Conor McGregor is the biggest star in the fight game. The Dubliner has achieved more in three years with the Ultimate Fighting Championship than anyone in the twenty year history of the organization. From an unknown prospect in 2013 to the first man to hold two world titles simultaneously, McGregor's knockout-filled march through the featherweight and then lightweight rankings sent shockwaves through the world. But as effortless as McGregor's heroics have seemed, his journey was far from smooth and his destiny anything but certain. Just another teenager trading martial arts techniques with his friends in a shed, the seemingly delusional boy packed in his plumbing gig - to the massive anxiety of his parents - to chase a pipe dream with little promise of reward. No one could have guessed he would go on to become the biggest pay-per-view attraction in the world. As a technician and tactician inside the cage, McGregor was something special. Outside of the cage McGregor could draw thousands of screaming fans to press events with his wit and presence. And away from the cameras, McGregor's life was built around a love of treating his friends and a loyalty to his teammates and his hometown. This is not another tale about an athlete who was born exceptional and groomed for success. It is about how one young man, through bloody-minded determination and indomitable spirit, came to change the whole game. From Crumlin to Las Vegas and from the cage to the cars, Notorious: The Life and Fights of Conor McGregor explores not just how the fight game changed Conor McGregor, but how Conor McGregor revolutionized the fight game.

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By Coach Bobby Kaplan
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9781462043712
  • Total of Pages : 146
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 965
  • Pdf File: bball-basics-for-kids.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It is not difficult to learn to play basketball. Thats more, it can be really fun! Bball Basics for Kids is a step-by-step handbook featuring Hoops, a playful, basketball-loving friend who shows kids of all ages the most important skills of the game. Coach Bobby Kaplan knows basketball. He applies his experience of having coached more than a thousand games to teach kids the basics of a sport that combines individual skills with the skills of teammates. For those who are just beginning to learn the game, Coach Kaplan shares practical tips on the fundamentals: Dribbling and passing Shooting and rebounding Playing defense Improving footwork on the court Included is a history of the game, inspirational stories, warm up exercises, a glossary of basketball terms, and a sixty-minute self-improvement practice plan to help young players refine their skills. Bball Basics for Kids not only teaches the basics of a great game played by millions around the world, but also educates young players about the enduring values of cooperation, respect, trust, sacrifice, and perseverance. Bball Basics offers the unique opportunity for any basketball program to customize the handbook with their own personal photos.

No Way but to Fight

By Andrew R. M. Smith
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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Book Code : 1477319786
  • Total of Pages : 372
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 320
  • Pdf File: no-way-but-to-fight.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“[A] fascinating, colorful new biography . . . [Smith] writes of a boxer who ultimately triumphed in the most unvirtuous of sports.” —Texas Observer Olympic gold medalist. Two-time world heavyweight champion. Hall of Famer. Infomercial and reality TV star. George Foreman’s fighting ability is matched only by his acumen for selling. Yet the complete story of Foreman’s rise from urban poverty to global celebrity has never been told until now. Raised in Houston’s “Bloody Fifth” Ward, battling against scarcity in housing and food, young Foreman fought sometimes for survival and other times just for fun. But when a government program rescued him from poverty and introduced him to the sport of boxing, his life changed forever. In No Way but to Fight, Andrew R. M. Smith traces Foreman’s life and career from the Great Migration to the Great Society, through the Cold War and culture wars, out of urban Houston and onto the world stage where he discovered that fame brought new challenges. Drawing on new interviews with George Foreman and declassified government documents, as well as more than fifty domestic and international newspapers and magazines, Smith brings to life the exhilarating story of a true American icon. No Way but to Fight is an epic worthy of a champion. “An insightful life study . . . Smith’s captivating narrative suggests that Mr. Foreman is much more than the outsize roles he has played.” —The Wall Street Journal “While Foreman’s life has been dissected before, Smith’s account, which includes fresh interviews with the man himself as well as extracts from recently declassified government documents, rates as perhaps the best.” —Bristol Post

Small Acts of Leadership

By G. Shawn Hunter
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351818511
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 563
  • Pdf File: small-acts-of-leadership.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In business today, there is no offline and there is no downtime. Professionals are both exhausted and depleted. Being constantly tethered to our work through technology makes us overwhelmed and shortsighted, and deprives us of time for meaningful reflection or thoughtful connection to our professional communities, and often even to our own families. For us to thrive-not simply survive-in this accelerating economy, we need to adopt small, intentional behaviors and practice them each day. From simply taking care of our rest and exercise to building our self-confidence and embracing challenges, author Shawn Hunter's latest book Small Acts of Leadership will guide you through a series of incremental steps you can take to build a stronger version of yourself and make a broader impact in the world. Weaving in personal life stories and meaningful interviews with business leaders around the world, Hunter presents the reader with twelve critical competencies that are consistently present in the daily behaviors of today's most successful leaders.

White Fragility

By Dr. Robin DiAngelo
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  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Book Code : 0807047422
  • Total of Pages : 194
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 601
  • Pdf File: white-fragility.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

Contemporary Athletics and Ancient Greek Ideals

By Daniel A. Dombrowski
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 0226155498
  • Total of Pages : 174
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 875
  • Pdf File: contemporary-athletics-and-ancient-greek-ideals.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Despite their influence in our culture, sports inspire dramatically less philosophical consideration than such ostensibly weightier topics as religion, politics, or science. Arguing that athletic playfulness coexists with serious underpinnings, and that both demand more substantive attention, Daniel Dombrowski harnesses the insights of ancient Greek thinkers to illuminate contemporary athletics. Dombrowski contends that the ideas of Plato, Aristotle, and Plotinus shed important light on issues—such as the pursuit of excellence, the concept of play, and the power of accepting physical limitations while also improving one’s body—that remain just as relevant in our sports-obsessed age as they were in ancient Greece. Bringing these concepts to bear on contemporary concerns, Dombrowski considers such questions as whether athletic competition can be a moral substitute for war, whether it necessarily constitutes war by other means, and whether it encourages fascist tendencies or ethical virtue. The first volume to philosophically explore twenty-first-century sport in the context of its ancient predecessor, Contemporary Athletics and Ancient Greek Ideals reveals that their relationship has great and previously untapped potential to inform our understanding of human nature.

The Honeymoon Cottage

By Lori Foster
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  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Book Code : 0369717821
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 668
  • Pdf File: the-honeymoon-cottage.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"This light, summery outing from Foster will satisfy lovers of small-town romance with its abundance of quirky characters and cute animals...[a] sweet, breezy tale"—Publishers Weekly From New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster comes a heartwarming, romantic story for fans of Jill Shalvis, Lori Wilde and Sarah Morgan. In The Honeymoon Cottage, locals of a quirky small town help their favorite wedding planner find her own happily-ever-after. She was fine arranging other people’s weddings… But life had other plans. When it comes to creating the perfect happily-ever-after, Yardley Belanger is a bona fide miracle worker. From bridal bouquets to matching cowboy boots, the quirky wedding planner’s country-chic affairs have caused quite a stir in the small town of Cemetery. But when it comes to her own love life? She’s clueless. Completely clueless. Perhaps it’s for the best. The thirty-one-year-old has poured her heart and soul into her business and doesn’t have time for anything—or anyone—else. And that’s something not even the gorgeous older brother of her newest client can change…right? All Travis Long wanted was to give his little sister, Sheena, the wedding of her dreams. Ever since the tragic death of their parents, he’s done everything he can to make her feel loved and give her everything she needs. Still…a country wedding? In a place called Cemetery? But Yardley seems to know exactly what to do and how to do it—and Travis finds himself falling for her a little more each day. Soon Yardley and Travis find themselves being nudged together by well-meaning locals who want to see the town’s favorite wedding planner get her own happy ending.

After the Lights Go Out

By John Vercher
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  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Book Code : 1641293322
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 445
  • Pdf File: after-the-lights-go-out.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A harrowing and spellbinding story about family, the complications of mixed-race relationships, misplaced loyalties, and the price athletes pay to entertain—from the critically acclaimed author of Three-Fifths Xavier “Scarecrow” Wallace, a mixed-race MMA fighter on the wrong side of thirty, is facing the fight of his life. Xavier can no longer deny he is losing his battle with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), or pugilistic dementia. Through the fog of memory loss, migraines, and paranoia, Xavier does his best to stay in shape by training at the Philadelphia gym owned by his cousin-cum-manager, Shot, a retired champion boxer to whom Xavier owes an unpayable debt. Xavier makes ends meet while he waits for the call that will reinstate him after a year-long suspension by teaching youth classes at Shot’s gym and by living rent-free in the house of his white father, whom Xavier was forced to commit to a nursing home. The progress of Sam Wallace’s end-stage Alzheimer’s has revealed his latent racism, and Xavier finally gains insight into why his Black mother left the family years ago. Then Xavier is offered a chance at redemption: a last-minute high-profile comeback fight. If he can get himself back in the game, he’ll be able to clear his name and begin to pay off Shot. With his memory in shreds and his life crumbling around him, can Xavier hold on to the focus he needs to survive? John Vercher, author of the Edgar and Anthony Award–nominated Three-Fifths, offers a gripping, psychologically astute, and explosive tour de force about race, entertainment, and healthcare in America, and about one man’s battle against himself.

Litany of Woes

By Deepti Sharma
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  • Publisher : Booksclinic Publishing
  • Book Code : 935535388X
  • Total of Pages : 214
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 221
  • Pdf File: litany-of-woes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Deepti Sharma is a fiery assortment of languages, colors, cultures and all things eccentric. Apart from Litany of Woes, she has also written a short-story collection titled Fake Posh. She aspires to create raw, crafty and authentic content through her books and the Indian film & television industry. It is her literature-oriented upbringing she regards instrumental in her journey. Her favorite authors are Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri & Ruskin Bond. Sharma currently lives in Secunderabad with her husband Captain Ashish Kaushik. She loves to cook, read books, learn languages and play guitar.

Growing up Green

By Andrew Goldstein
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1491859334
  • Total of Pages : 233
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 392
  • Pdf File: growing-up-green.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Andrew Goldstein delved into the world of football at age five and, through a mistake that is equal parts painful and wonderful, somehow ended up rooting for the New York Jets. Thirteen years later, he decided to write a book about it. The uplifting, disheartening, wonderful, awful, hilarious, and generally crazy experiences in the middle? Theyre all in the pages of this book. Growing Up Green is an attempt to shed a little bit of light on what it means to be a sports fan, and how the fan experience shapes us throughout our lives. This story will be told not through the lens of an expert, but from the perspective of a regular football fanatic who bleeds green and white. Along the way, youll either discover or re-discover the inner workings of a sports fans mind, and have a heck of a good time doing it. If youre a diehard, a casual fan, have the slightest bit of curiosity in what it means to be a fan, or are Andrew Goldsteins immediate friends and family, then this book is for you.

Hippie Dictionary

By John Bassett Mccleary
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Book Code : 0307814335
  • Total of Pages : 720
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 389
  • Pdf File: hippie-dictionary.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Whether you lived through the sixties and seventies or just wish you had, this revised and expanded edition of the Hippie Dictionary entertains as much as it educates. Cultural and political listings such as "Age of Aquarius," "Ceasar Chavez," and "Black Power Movement," plus popular phrases like "acid flashback," "get a grip," and "are you for real?" will remind you of how revolutionary those 20 years were. Although the hippie era spans two decades beginning with the approval of the birth control pill in 1960 and ending with the death of John Lennon in 1980, it wasn't all about sex, drugs, and rock'n' roll. These were the early years of pro-ecology and anti-capitalist beliefs-beliefs that are just as timely as ever. So kick back and trip out on the new entries as well as the old, and discover why some are dubbing the sixties and seventies "the intellectual renaissance of the 20th century."

How to Be a Bad Bitch

By Amber Rose
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501110144
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 369
  • Pdf File: how-to-be-a-bad-bitch.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An edgy yet accessible “bad bitch” guide to life, love, and success from Amber Rose, renowned model, entrepreneur, and pop culture personality. Bad Bitch (n.): A self-respecting, strong female who has everything together. This consists of body, mind, finances, and attitude; a woman who gets her way by any means necessary. Amber Rose didn’t let her early years in the tough neighborhood of South Philly keep her from achieving her star-studded goals. From the sets of music videos, to high fashion runways and magazines, to life at home with her beautiful son, Amber doesn’t hesitate to command her personal stage with confidence, edge, attitude, and her own form of grace. For the first time, this renowned model, actress, socialite, pop culture maven, and self-proclaimed “bad bitch” is sharing her secrets on how to lead a powerful life in this edgy yet accessible guide to life, love, and success. With unparalleled candor, “Muva” pulls back the curtain on her rollercoaster of a journey from a young trailblazer to a worldwide phenomenon—and it’s this evolution that has influenced her intoxicating, authoritative outlook on life and love. Filled with expert advice and personal anecdotes, How to Be a Bad Bitch covers finances, career, love, beauty, and fashion while emphasizing confidence, positive self-acceptance, and authenticity. Above all, Amber delivers a message to all women in this fiercely fearless guide: work hard, love yourself, embrace your femininity and sexuality, and most importantly, chase the best vision of you possible.

Cheap Movie Tricks

By Rickey Bird
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Book Code : 1633535444
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 495
  • Pdf File: cheap-movie-tricks.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Want to know how to make a movie on a tight budget? How to make a movie: Filmmaker Rickey Bird and screenwriter and novelist Al Guevara are on a mission to help indie moviemakers everywhere. Today’s indie film market is growing by leaps and bounds. At the same time, many aspiring filmmakers are running into their share of problems: • not enough money for crews • over budget and more than likely making the wrong movie • can’t get the attention of an indie studio • should have started with a short film to gain attention Cheap Movie Tricks: Film school numbers aren’t down. They’re increasing at more than 2,600 film-related courses worldwide. You probably didn’t even realize 48% of all film schools are in the U.S. and U.K. Thousands of aspiring filmmakers are literally learning how to use cheaper, widely available filmmaking technology, as well as the craft of making movies from books pulled from bookstore and library shelves. They’re totally DIY and the most creative people you will ever meet. Rickey Bird’s Hectic Films is a Southern California enterprise that is building a filmmaking empire on a budget. His short films, feature films, micro docs and tutorials have landed in some of the biggest American film festivals and been seen online throughout the world. The result? Millions of views worth of exposure from films online, in festivals and creative marketing literally on the street. His many projects have seen leading B actors like Hulk Hogan and Vernon Wells (Mad Max Road Warrior), make-up artists from the TV show Grimm, and stuntmen from the Call of Duty games. What you’ll learn inside this book: • how planning and shooting a short film today can lead to a feature-length project tomorrow • everything you need to know about writing a movie project on a burger budget • tips on how to find locations and not get arrested • shooting tips galore for building exciting scenes • sound and film editing tips and all kinds of special effects wizardry, including puppetry • screenings, promotions and juicy tips on film festival strategy