The Baseball Whisperer Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

The Baseball Whisperer


  • Author : Michael Tackett
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544386396

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The Baseball Whisperer Book Description :

From an award-winning journalist, a real Field of Dreams story about a legendary coach and the professional-caliber baseball program he built in America's heartland, where boys come summer after summer to be molded into ballplayers — and men Clarinda, Iowa, population 5,000, sits two hours from anything. There, between the corn fields and hog yards, is a ball field with a bronze bust of a man named Merl Eberly, a baseball whisperer who specialized in second chances and lost causes. The statue was a gift from one of Merl’s original long-shot projects, a skinny kid from the ghetto in Los Angeles who would one day become a beloved Hall-of-Fame shortstop: Ozzie Smith. The Baseball Whisperer traces the remarkable story of Merl Eberly and his Clarinda A’s baseball team, which he tended over the course of five decades, transforming them from a town team to a collegiate summer league powerhouse. Along with Ozzie Smith, future manager Bud Black, and star player Von Hayes, Merl developed scores of major league players (six of which are currently playing). In the process, Merl taught them to be men, insisting on hard work, integrity, and responsibility. More than a book about ballplayers who landed in the nation's agricultural heartland, The Baseball Whisperer is the story of a coach who puts character and dedication first, and reminds us of the best, purest form of baseball excellence.

Great Detroit Sports Debates Book

Great Detroit Sports Debates


  • Author : Drew Sharp
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-02-14
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613211243

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Great Detroit Sports Debates Book Description :

Any sports fan knows that nothing brings on more passion and opinion than a good old-fashioned debate. Drew Sharp and Terry Foster are no different, as they take on the top debates of all time in Detroit sports.

A Dragon s Whisperer Book

A Dragon s Whisperer


  • Author : Cecilia Lietz
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2012-09-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462069293

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A Dragon s Whisperer Book Description :

Acceptance My name is Connie Helen Whitsburg, I’m fifteen years old, and this is my story of how I became a Dragon’s Whisperer. In Modern day society you’d never expect mythical creatures to exist. When a dragon named Nightly enters my life a whole other world opens up. Now we have to train with the Guardians to fend for ourselves and our loved ones before the mages attack. Can you accept a destiny beyond your belief?

One Shot at Forever Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

One Shot at Forever


  • Author : Chris Ballard
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2012-05-15
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401304324

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One Shot at Forever Book Description :

"One Shot at Forever is powerful, inspirational. . . . This isn't merely a book about baseball. It's a book about heart." --Jeff Pearlman, New York Times bestselling author of Boys Will Be Boys and The Bad Guys Won In 1971, a small-town high school baseball team from rural Illinois, playing with hand-me-down uniforms and peace signs on their hats, defied convention and the odds. Led by an English teacher with no coaching experience, the Macon Ironmen emerged from a field of 370 teams to represent the smallest school in Illinois history to make the state final, a distinction that still stands. There the Ironmen would play against a Chicago powerhouse in a dramatic game that would change their lives forever. In this gripping, cinematic narrative, Chris Ballard tells the story of the team and its coach, Lynn Sweet: a hippie, dreamer, and intellectual who arrived in Macon in 1966, bringing progressive ideas to a town stuck in the Eisenhower era. Beloved by students but not administration, Sweet reluctantly took over the ragtag team, intent on teaching the boys as much about life as baseball. Together they embarked on an improbable postseason run that buoyed a small town in desperate need of something to celebrate. Engaging and poignant, One Shot at Forever is a testament to the power of high school sports to shape the lives of those who play them, and it reminds us that there are few bonds more sacred than that among a coach, a team, and a town. "Macon's run at the title reminds us why sports matter and why sportswriting has such great power to inspire. . . . [It's] one hell of a good story, and Ballard has written one hell of a good book." --Jonathan Eig, Chicago Tribune

App Inventor 2 Book

App Inventor 2


  • Author : David Wolber
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release Date : 2014-10-13
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : 9781491907221

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App Inventor 2 Book Description :

Yes, you can create your own apps for Android devices—and it’s easy to do. This extraordinary book introduces you to App Inventor 2, a powerful visual tool that lets anyone build apps. Learn App Inventor basics hands-on with step-by-step instructions for building more than a dozen fun projects, including a text answering machine app, a quiz app, and an app for finding your parked car! The second half of the book features an Inventor’s Manual to help you understand the fundamentals of app building and computer science. App Inventor 2 makes an excellent textbook for beginners and experienced developers alike. Use programming blocks to build apps—like working on a puzzle Create custom multi-media quizzes and study guides Design games and other apps with 2D graphics and animation Make a custom tour of your city, school, or workplace Control a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robot with your phone Build location-aware apps by working with your phone’s sensors Explore apps that incorporate information from the Web

Soul Whisperer Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Soul Whisperer


  • Author : Gary Comer
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-02-19
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621895442

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Soul Whisperer Book Description :

What if we changed the face of evangelism? In a time when so many have a negative perception of evangelism, what if a new model was entirely biblical, loaded with skills, and more effective? Soul Whisperer shifts the emphasis from telling to a drawing paradigm. It develops biblically the pattern of Jesus, who did not give static presentations but rather customized his words to each hearer. By learning his ways, our words, too, can have pinpointed impact! Christians will discover how to draw out first, in order to read their friends and discern the relevant appeal of the gospel. In this way, the style is far more dynamic. It adapts! Understanding the non-believer's unique starting point will determine a distinct path. By creating a conversation about spiritual influence and what is involved in faith formation, this book charts ways for Christians to go deeper in evangelistic relationships. Most importantly, Soul Whisperer infuses skills that will shape a more Christ-likened missional disciple.

Swindle Book
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

Swindle


  • Author : Gordon Korman
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545457385

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Swindle Book Description :

Ocean's 11 . . . with 11-year-olds, in a super stand-alone heist caper from Gordon Korman! After a mean collector named Swindle cons him out of his most valuable baseball card, Griffin Bing must put together a band of misfits to break into Swindle's compound and recapture the card. There are many things standing in their way -- a menacing guard dog, a high-tech security system, a very secret hiding place, and their inability to drive -- but Griffin and his team are going to get back what's rightfully his . . . even if hijinks ensue. This is Gordon Korman at his crowd-pleasing best, perfect for readers who like to hoot, howl, and heist.

The Quarterback Whisperer Book

The Quarterback Whisperer


  • Author : Bruce Arians
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2017-07-11
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316432252

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The Quarterback Whisperer Book Description :

What is an elite NFL QB and what separates that player from the others? One answer is the coach they share. In the recent history of the biggest game on earth, one man is the common thread that connects several of the very best in the sport: Peyton Manning; Ben Roethlisberger; Andrew Luck; and the resurgent Carson Palmer. That coach is Bruce Arians. A larger than life visionary who trained under the tutelage of Bear Bryant, Arians has had a major impact on the development and success of each of these players. For proof beyond the stats, go to the sources. "Bruce is gonna love you when you need some loving, but he's gonna jump on you when you're not doing right." -- Peyton Manning "He coaches the way players want to be coached." -- Ben Roethlisberger "He made players comfortable around him and let everybody have their own personality. He didn't force anybody to be someone they weren't. It may sound a little corny or cheesy, but there's merit to that. I felt comfortable being myself and I felt he had my back." -- Andrew Luck "We're a resilient group. It trickles down from the head coach. I think good teams, really good teams, and hopefully great teams take on their coach's mentality. I think that's what B.A. brings . . . " -- Carson Palmer Known around the game as the 'quarterback whisperer', Arians has an uncanny ability to both personally connect with his quarterbacks and to locate what the individual triggers are for that player to succeed. No two quarterbacks are the same. And yet with Arians they always share success. In this book Arians will explain how he does it.

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Book
Score: 3.5
From 78 Ratings

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon


  • Author : Stephen King
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501157516

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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Book Description :

A frightening suspense novel about nine-year-old Trisha, who becomes lost in the woods as night falls.

The Hoops Whisperer Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Hoops Whisperer


  • Author : Idan Ravin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-05-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698157033

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The Hoops Whisperer Book Description :

Basketball’s most unlikely—and most sought-after—training guru offers an inside look at his career, his methods, and the all-star players whose games he’s helped transform. Where do the best basketball players in the world turn when they want to improve their game? Whom does a future NBA Hall of Famer thank at his press conference when he’s named Rookie of the Year? Who is it that Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, and Men’s Journal all call the "Hoops Whisperer" because of his ability to engage, inspire, and challenge the players he trains? The answer to all of these questions is Idan Ravin. Ravin never played or coached in college or the pros, yet a virtual NBA All-Star team relies on him to better their game and reach their full potential. A soft-spoken former lawyer, Ravin has become professional basketball’s hottest trainer. In The Hoops Whisperer, Ravin shares the fascinating story of how he transformed a passion for the game into working with iconic basketball stars such as Chris Paul, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Blake Griffin, James Harden, Dwight Howard, and many more. He offers a rare unguarded glimpse inside the lives of these great athletes, drawn from his intimate connection with them that is the basis of his success. Showcasing his unorthodox drills and improvisational techniques in action, Ravin reveals how faith, effort, dedication, and passion can make a player into a superstar—and anyone into a success. Combined with his own inspiring journey, Ravin’s insights make The Hoops Whisperer a must-read for anyone who loves the game.