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In 1980 Lin Pardey and her husband Larry came to California looking for a good spot to build a boat, test Lin’s skills as a writer and taste the apparent security life ashore could offer. Nestled in a rocky outcropping of winding, sparsely populated dirt roads, 60 miles from the sea and 50 miles from Los Angeles, Bull Canyon would seem an unlikely place for boat-building. But when Lin and Larry set eyes on the abandoned stone cottage at the top of a rutted, dusty lane, it was love at first sight. The house was certainly a fixer-upper, but there was plenty of room to build a boat, not to mention peace, quiet, and an abundance of natural beauty. They knew they’d come home.
Only one man, the Olympic Gold Medalist in the decathlon, is officially deemed the World’s Greatest Athlete. As an orphan who has never met his biological parents, as a recovering alcoholic, as the subject of a timelessly infamous advertising campaign, as the athlete of maybe the most publicized and shocking failure in the history of sports, and as a man who persevered through it all to dominate his sport like few athletes ever have, it is no wonder Track & Field News calls Dan O’Brien’s life, the stuff movies are made of. Clearing Hurdles: The Quest to be the World’s Greatest Athlete is Dan’s story.
The life of Dr. Robert Rey is an amazing overcoming lesson. His life had everything to go wrong, but against all odds he eventually became the best known plastic surgeon in the world, multimillionaire and international celebrity. A successful story of a boy who was the last to learn to read in class, and ended up graduating at Harvard.
In the book, Dr. Robert Rey: The True Story of Dr. 90210 Dr. Rey shares terrible details of his personal life and reveals secrets of how, starting from almost nothing, he became a famous plastic surgeon, a TV star known around the world and a successful businessman. With only one line of products, Dr. Rey Shapeware, he made more over than $100 million! This is an incredible story of entrepreneurship.
Join sportscaster Mel Proctor on his wild and wacky journey through the world of big time (and not so big time) professional sports broadcasting. Read priceless anecdotes from the world of the NBA, MLB, NFL, NCAA and more.
Category: SPORTS / History / Biography / Sports Business SPO019000, BIO016000, SPO068000
Inside the Three Ring Circus tells the inside stories of the protest and boycott periods in Olympic history which saw black gloves appear on the victory stand of Mexico City 68 and vicious murders in the village in Munich ’72, followed by boycotts for a twenty year period. He battled the pressure of Jimmy Carter’s efforts to keep Americans out of the Moscow Olympics and felt the threat of the White House for not supporting the boycott. Lloyd Cutler, Cather’s chief counsel, threatened to investigate him for carrying out his job of creating international sports competition with the USSR, Eastern bloc countries and the Cubans.
Never Charged, Never Convicted reveals Marvin Clark s fascinating life as a Boston drug dealer from 1960 1990 and a participant in some of seminal events of the latter 20th century. As a drug dealer, Clark became a rare survivor of the government s attempt to stop the distribution. The value of Clark’s memoir is to show us how the government turned quite helpless when a major segment of our future leaders, that is, the college youth of the period, began to defy government policies as hypocritical and oppressive.
Coach Dick Katte’s secret is simple and straightforward; work very hard and demand the same from your team, adapt to the changes in players and parents over time and never waver from the core principles that make you one of the most honored and respected coaches in the nation s high school basketball history.
“Father Hemmick brought his considerable influence to several pivotal moments in world history – World Wars I and II plus the Cold War. Daly-Lipe has given us a valuable glimpse into the life of this thoughtful and engaging man.” ~ John DeDakis, author and former CNN Senior Copy Editor for “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”