The Match Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Match

  • Author : Mark Frost
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2007-11-06
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401389994

The Match Excerpt :

In 1956, a casual bet between two millionaires eventually pitted two of the greatest golfers of the era -- Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan -- against top amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi. The year: 1956. Decades have passed since Eddie Lowery came to fame as the ten-year-old caddie to U.S. Open Champion Francis Ouimet. Now a wealthy car dealer and avid supporter of amateur golf, Lowery has just made a bet with fellow millionaire George Coleman. Lowery claims that two of his employees, amateur golfers Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi, cannot be beaten in a best-ball match, and challenges Coleman to bring any two golfers of his choice to the course at 10 a.m. the next day to settle the issue. Coleman accepts the challenge and shows up with his own power team: Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, the game's greatest living professionals, with fourteen major championships between them. In Mark Frost's peerless hands, complete with the recollections of all the participants, the story of this immortal foursome and the game they played that day-legendarily known in golf circles as the greatest private match ever played-comes to life with powerful, emotional impact and edge-of-your-seat suspense.

The Match Girl and the Heiress Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Match Girl and the Heiress

  • Author : Seth Koven
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400865420

The Match Girl and the Heiress Excerpt :

How two extraordinary women crossed the Victorian class divide to put Christian teachings into practice in the slums of East London Nellie Dowell was a match factory girl in Victorian London who spent her early years consigned to orphanages and hospitals. Muriel Lester, the daughter of a wealthy shipbuilder, longed to be free of the burden of money and possessions. Together, these unlikely soulmates sought to remake the world according to their own utopian vision of Christ's teachings. The Match Girl and the Heiress paints an unforgettable portrait of their late-nineteenth-century girlhoods of wealth and want, and their daring twentieth-century experiments in ethical living in a world torn apart by war, imperialism, and industrial capitalism. In this captivating book, Seth Koven chronicles how each traveled the globe—Nellie as a spinster proletarian laborer, Muriel as a well-heeled tourist and revered Christian peacemaker, anticolonial activist, and humanitarian. Koven vividly describes how their lives crossed in the slums of East London, where they inaugurated a grassroots revolution that took the Sermon on the Mount as a guide to achieving economic and social justice for the dispossessed. Koven shows how they devoted themselves to Kingsley Hall—Gandhi's London home in 1931 and Britain's first "people's house" founded on the Christian principles of social sharing, pacifism, and reconciliation—and sheds light on the intimacies and inequalities of their loving yet complicated relationship. The Match Girl and the Heiress probes the inner lives of these two extraordinary women against the panoramic backdrop of shop-floor labor politics, global capitalism, counterculture spirituality, and pacifist feminism to expose the wounds of poverty and neglect that Christian love could never heal.

The Match Book

The Match

  • Author : Sarah Adams
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-05-11
  • Genre: Dating (Social customs)
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9798640214147

The Match Excerpt :

Having worked for Southern Service Paws for a few years now, I like to think I'm prepared for just about any client meeting under the sun. I am dead wrong. The day I meet with single dad, Jacob Broaden, about potentially matching his daughter with one of our service dogs, I learn a few valuable lessons. 1) Always set my alarm clock. 2) Single dads are way hotter than I previously thought. 3) It is possible to go from fantasizing about kissing someone to wishing they would be run over by a truck in a matter of two minutes. Unfortunately, I don't hold that opinion of him for very long. Not when he shows me a different side of himself--one that's sweet as maple syrup and hot as apple pie fresh out of the oven.Too bad this guy is so far out of my league that I shouldn't even be allowed to enter the game. Jake doesn't seem to get that memo though. And after a few days of working closely with him and his daughter, he starts looking at me with fire in his eyes, making me dream of something I probably shouldn't...A family.The Match is a feel-good romantic comedy! Perfect for readers who enjoy a sizzling romance without explicit content.

The Match Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

The Match

  • Author : Mark Frost
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Golf
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1280889039

The Match Excerpt :

The Match Book

The Match

  • Author : Susan Whitman Helfgot
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-10-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439195512

The Match Excerpt :

Joseph Helfgot, the son of Holocaust survivors, worked his way from a Lower East Side tenement to create a successful Hollywood research company. But his heart was failing. After months of waiting for a heart transplant, he died during the operation. Hours after his death, his wife Susan was asked a shocking question: would she donate her husband’s face to a total stranger? The stranger was James Maki, the adopted son of parents who spent part of World War II in an internment camp for Japanese Americans. Rebelling against his stern father, a professor, by enlisting to serve in Vietnam, he returned home a broken man, addicted to drugs. One night he fell facedown onto the electrified third rail of a Boston subway track. A young Czech surgeon who was determined to make a better life on the other side of the Iron Curtain was on call when the ambulance brought Maki to the hospital. Although Dr. Bohdan Pomahac gave him little chance of survival, Maki battled back. He was sober and grateful for a second chance, but he became a recluse, a man without a face. His only hope was a controversial face transplant, and Dr. Pomahac made it happen. In The Match, Susan Whitman Helfgot captures decades of drama and history, taking us from Warsaw to Japan, from New York to Hollywood. Through wars and immigration, poverty and persecution, from a medieval cadaver dissection to a stunning seventeen-hour face transplant, she weaves together the story of people forever intertwined—a triumphant legacy of hope.

The Match King Book

The Match King

  • Author : Frank Partnoy
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2010-03-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786741540

The Match King Excerpt :

At the height of the roaring '20s, Swedish émigré Ivar Kreuger made a fortune raising money in America and loaning it to Europe in exchange for matchstick monopolies. His enterprise was a rare success story throughout the Great Depression. Yet after his suicide in 1932, it became clear that Kreuger was not all he seemed: evidence surfaced of fudged accounting figures, off-balance-sheet accounting, even forgery. He created a raft of innovative financial products— many of them precursors to instruments wreaking havoc in today's markets. In this gripping financial biography, Frank Partnoy recasts the life story of a remarkable yet forgotten genius in ways that force us to re-think our ideas about the wisdom of crowds, the invisible hand, and the free and unfettered market.

The Little Match Girl Book
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings

The Little Match Girl

  • Author : Hans Christian Andersen
  • Publisher : Scandinavia Publishing House
  • Release Date : 2015-01-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN 10 : 9788771326819

The Little Match Girl Excerpt :

Thirty of Hans Christian Andersen's most cherished stories in single volumes Illustrator various artists. Known all over the world, these fairytales hold stories of great value and are a source of inspiration for both young and old.

The Match Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Match

  • Author : Romesh Gunesekera
  • Publisher : New Press, The
  • Release Date : 2014-09-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620970560

The Match Excerpt :

As a teenager from Sri Lanka, Sunny is living the typical life of an expatriate in 1970s Manila—a privileged, carefree existence—until one day when the secret behind his mother’s tragic death years earlier is accidentally revealed to him, turning Sunny’s world upside down. His life takes a series of unexpected turns—first in England, where he falls in love with the luminous Clara, and later in Sri Lanka, where he returns during a brief lull in the country’s brutal ethnic war. Reminiscent of V.S. Naipaul in his nuanced treatment of the melancholy of exile, Gunesekera takes the reader on an utterly absorbing journey across the late twentieth-century postcolonial world. Spanning three continents and thirty years, The Match is a “beautiful and atmospheric” (Irish Times) exploration of the nature of loss and displacement, the search for identity and love, and the possibility, in the end, of redemption and renewal.

Making the Match Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Making the Match

  • Author : Teri S. Lesesne
  • Publisher : Stenhouse Publishers
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 9781571103819

Making the Match Excerpt :

Provides a guide to encouraging reading in teenagers and young adults, focusing on knowing the readers, the books, and the strategies for motivating students to read and assess their reading.

Phossy Jaw and the French Match Workers Book

Phossy Jaw and the French Match Workers

  • Author : Bonnie Gordon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-01-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351986250

Phossy Jaw and the French Match Workers Excerpt :

The 1898 suppression of white phosphorous in the French match industry was a victory of organized labour. At a time when most French workers did not have the power to effect changes in the health and safety conditions of their work, the match workers succeeded. At a time when most French women were not unionised and did not pursue effective action on occupational health problems, French women in the match industry succeeded. This book, first published in 1989, examines their actions and provides the definitive account of their success.

Matches Book


  • Author : S. Chrostowska
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-11-20
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 538
  • ISBN 10 : 0692540733

Matches Excerpt :

It takes any number of forms. Epigrams. Aphorisms. Fragments. Sayings. Dicta. Sententiae. Facetiae. Pearls of wisdom. Fractions of truth. Maxims. Definitions. Jottings. Miscellaneous musings. Meditations. Ricordi. Pensées. Ephemera. Miniatures. Sketches. Vignettes. Denkbilder. Capriccios. Tiny 'fires without flames'... In returning to these genres, Matches goes back to the drawing board of modern critique. It sets out to rekindle short-form literary-philosophical reflection, with roots in the Antiquity of Heraclitus and Hippocrates, apogee in the French moralistes (La Rochefoucauld, Pascal, Chamfort...), and late splendour in German letters (Nietzsche, Kraus, Jünger...). Moving from art and aesthetics to philosophies past and present, through natural and technological landscapes, beneath the constellations of politics, history and ethics, along the byways of contemporary literary culture - the slow reader with a little spare time will not fail to be struck. Here are pages to peruse and mistrust, texts to think with, a book to put down and ponder, to ponder and put down. A tome to keep handy, handle often, and strike repeatedly against the rough patches of the mind. "A must-read for aficionados of the fragment and literary critical experiments for the breadth of its subject matter and its style." -Alexander Kluge "S.D. Chrostowska's Matches: A Light Book is a lambent marvel. The text interlaces a finely wrought poetic sensibility with a rare conceptual acuity. The literary beauty and philosophical rigor that permeate Chrostowska's apodictic constellation of fragments, aphorisms, and thought-images make her work a worthy heir to a tradition of transformative aphoristic writing and thinking that includes such masterpieces as Nietzsche's Human, All Too Human, Benjamin's One-Way Street, Adorno's Minima Moralia, Bloch's Traces, and Blanchot's The Writing of the Disaster. The many matches that the text lights never fail to illuminate - and in the process also to consume

The Match of Death Book

The Match of Death

  • Author : Aleksandr Borshchagovskiĭ
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre: Communism
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015049788980

The Match of Death Excerpt :

The Cricket Match Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Cricket Match

  • Author : Hugh De Selincourt
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2013-04-16
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446547618

The Cricket Match Excerpt :

Through the medium of a cricket match the author endeavours to give a glimpse of life in a Sussex village. First we have a bird's-eye view at dawn of the village nestling under the Downs then we see the players awaken in all widely different circumstance of their various lives, pass the morning, assemble on the field, play their game, united for a few hours, as men should be, by a common purpose - and at night disperse.

Miss Match Book

Miss Match

  • Author : Crystal Cestari
  • Publisher : Quercus Children's Books
  • Release Date : 2017-07-13
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 1784299162

Miss Match Excerpt :

Amber Sand has a gift. From five seconds of eye contact, Amber can see anyone's soul mate. She's confident she's seen every kind of happy ending there is. Except for one - her own. So when Charlie Blitzman, the most-desired boy in school, enlists Amber's help, she's troubled to find herself falling for him (hard) when she can clearly see she's not his match ... How can Amber, an honest peddler of true love, pursue a boy she knows is not the one for her?