Hittin  the Jumper

Hittin the Jumper


  • Author : Patrick Dowdall
  • Publisher : Goosetown Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-20
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0997690208


Hittin the Jumper Book Description :

Hittin' the Jumper is a nostalgic tale of the key role that the game of basketball has played in the life of an ordinary player-a 60-year journey from the alley hoops and playgrounds of his boyhood hometowns in Montana to the hallowed halls of Notre Dame and Harvard, white-shoe law firms in New York and Chicago, and a variety of urban and suburban courts. Along the way, the author re-discovers fascinating characters and lost worlds in an appreciation of the gifts that playing the sport for a lifetime can bring. Several with whom he has shared the court-teammates and opponents-became famous in politics, business, and academia, and a few were former NBA players. Most, however, were not in the headlines. Their stories are diverse. Some are filled with humor, others are instructive and insightful, particularly in dealing with the challenges of continuing to play as age encroaches, while a few are tragic. All touched the author as they did their fellow hoopsters through the years. The author's basketball life has been shaped by the history, traditions, and ethos of the communities where he played, whether it was the local basketball lore or, even more generally, the prevailing culture of a place. These places include the neighborhood of the birth of our country and the site of the birth of the game of basketball itself. The courts in these communities each possess a distinctive character. Some were inspirational because of their historic connections while others simply provided comfort with their familiarity, intimacy, and charm. Lovers of basketball and the history of sport, of unusual life stories and sentimental journeys, will find this memoir both pleasurable and informative.

Department of Defense Appropriations for 2004

Department of Defense Appropriations for 2004


  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Department of Defense
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105050354906


Department of Defense Appropriations for 2004 Book Description :

The Liberty Hound

The Liberty Hound


  • Author : Joseph Currey
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2000-08-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595007097


The Liberty Hound Book Description :

The irrepressible Sammy Bench joined the Navy during World War II and never before or after has there been such a sailor. Part con man, part savior, we follow his antics, trials and tribulations through boot camp and into a Ships Company assignment. These were the men who fought their libidos and fears; sailors who “comforted” war widows and romanced the young ladies who creamed to do their part for the war effort. We meet Sammy’s buddies Billy and Bernie and his girlfriend Sarah, and what a profound effect each one’s life has, as a result of Sammy. They struggle together to try to make sense through the later years of WWII before the Bomb ended it all. The novel grabs a hold and won’t let go from page one. This book could only be written by one who was there, Seaman Joseph Currey, Liberty Hound. Joseph Currey is a retired State of California Security Enforcement Officer who served in the United States Navy during the later years of World War II. He completed boot camp at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Chicago. Mr. Currey is also the author of a comedy-mystery novel titled, The Nutt House, and has written 11 short stories. He resides in Encinitas, California. Quotes: "The Liberty Hound made my laugh and made me cry. What remarkable memories of Boots and making the most of liberty time with the ladies of Chicago and Milwaukee. We were young and invincible but we also knew that every fling might be our last. Joe Currey has captured an era on paper that is truly a page-turner. If you were a Liberty Hound, you might want to hide this book from your wife."-Fred Puffenburger, Lt. Commander, (Ret.), Pearl Harbor Survivor "The author puts you in the middle of the action of WW II boot camp. In the back of our minds we all thought we might become just one of the million-plus who were expected to die in the invasion of Japan, so make every day count. The Liberty Hound does just that in a most remarkable story. The action and fun never stops until the last p

The 1931 1940  American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States

The 1931 1940 American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States


  • Author : American Film Institute
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1993-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1504
  • ISBN 10 : 0520079086


The 1931 1940 American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States Book Description :

The entire field of film historians awaits the AFI volumes with eagerness.--Eileen Bowser, Museum of Modern Art Film Department Comments on previous volumes: The source of last resort for finding socially valuable . . . films that received such scant attention that they seem 'lost' until discovered in the AFI Catalog.--Thomas Cripps Endlessly absorbing as an excursion into cultural history and national memory.--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

The Young Team

The Young Team


  • Author : Graeme Armstrong
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2020-03-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781529017342


The Young Team Book Description :

The Times top ten bestseller. ‘An instant Scottish classic’ The Skinny Azzy Williams is ready. Ready to smoke, pop pills, drink wine and ready to fight. But most of all, he’s ready to do anything for his friends, his gang, his young team. Round here, in the schemes of the forgotten industrial heartland of Scotland, your mates, your young team – they’re everything. Azzy Williams is fourteen; a rising star, this is his life and he loves it. Azzy Williams is seventeen; he’s out of control. Azzy Williams is twenty-one; he’d like to leave it all behind. But a way out isn’t easy to find . . . Inspired by the experiences of its author, Graeme Armstrong, The Young Team is an energetic novel, full of the loyalty, laughs, mischief, boredom, violence and threat of life on these streets. It looks beyond the tabloid stereotypes to tell a powerful story about the realities of life for young people in Britain today.

Daddy Was a Number Runner

Daddy Was a Number Runner


  • Author : Louise Meriwether
  • Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Release Date : 2002-12-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781558617087


Daddy Was a Number Runner Book Description :

This beloved modern classic documents the lives and hardships of an African American family living in Depression-era Harlem. While 12-year-old Francie Coffins world and family threaten to fall apart, this remarkable young heroine must call upon her own wit and endurance to survive amidst the treacheries of racism and sexism, poverty and violence.