The Underdogs Book

The Underdogs


  • Author : Tracey West
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2021-10-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338767964

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The Underdogs Excerpt :

From the writer of the bestselling Dragon Masters series and the illustrator of the bestselling Diary of a Pug series comes a high-energy, illustrated chapter book series about four dogs who learn that being yourself is much more fun than being Best in Show. Welcome to the town of Barksdale, where the canine residents strive for perfection. Every shopkeeper claims to be the "best groomer" or sell the "best biscuits." And at Barksdale Academy, the pressure is on every year for one pup to be named Best in Show. Nova, Duke, Harley, and Peanut have never won Best in Show... which is okay with them! But they have to work together to pass their Agility Exam, because either the whole pack passes or the whole pack fails. Nova has convinced her pals to train, but on her practice course, Duke is afraid to climb the high ramp, Harley keeps chasing squirrels, and Peanut can't make it through the hoops. Nova's not doing much better -- she's so excited she keeps knocking the whole course over! Will the pups make the grade, or are they doomed to be Underdogs forever? With black-and-white illustrations on every page and hilarious antics throughout, this series is perfect for readers who are just starting to read chapter books on their own, or for anyone who loves a good underdog story!

The Underdog Edge Book

The Underdog Edge


  • Author : Amy Showalter
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-08-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614480204

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The Underdog Edge Excerpt :

A prominent consultant reveals secrets to help you influence and persuade others—even when you aren’t in a position of power. We all have occasions in which we want or need to persuade someone of greater clout, prestige, or authority to see things our way. There are books that show how to effect change from a leadership position or how to work with peers within your own organization—but what can you do when you need to exert “upward influence” with decision makers who can help you achieve your goals? In this book, a popular speaker and successful consultant with expertise in grassroots efforts shows which tactics are most successful when you’re the underdog. She also shares real-world stories of everyday people who have achieved persuasion success in politics and business with someone up the food chain, the peer-reviewed science behind their success—as well as insights from those whose minds they changed.

The Underdog Book

The Underdog


  • Author : Joshua Davis
  • Publisher : Villard Books
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345476593

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The Underdog Excerpt :

A young journalist analyzes humankind's obsession with competition and the offbeat subcultures that encourage it as, in order to prove something to his wife, he takes part in a variety of offbeat events, including the U.S. Armwrestling Championships, Japanese sumo wrestling, Spanish bullfighting, Italian backward walking races, and a Scandinavian sauna contest. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Underdog in American Politics Book

The Underdog in American Politics


  • Author : K. Trautman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2010-06-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230107700

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The Underdog in American Politics Excerpt :

One major party in American politics, the Democrats, has consciously identified itself with underdogs. This book analyzes the relationship between the party and the main political ideology of its base: liberalism.

The Underdog Story Book

The Underdog Story


  • Author : Amr Hamad
  • Publisher : Booktango
  • Release Date : 2016-03-30
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781468969566

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The Underdog Story Excerpt :

A tale of a boy that is forged into a man by the struggles throughout his life. Even with hopelessness and despair just looming around the corner, the protagonist overcomes the challenges ahead and ultimately learns the beautiful truth about life. The story is based on a multitude of real life experiences and the lessons that come with the struggles of our modern reality. Enriching the message that beauty can be born in the darkest hour of man.

Always for the Underdog Book

Always for the Underdog


  • Author : Keagan LeJeune
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781574412888

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Always for the Underdog Excerpt :

Louisiana's Neutral Strip, an area of pine forests, squats between the Calcasieu and Sabine Rivers on the border of East Texas. Early in its history, the region developed a reputation as a harsh frontier where grit and tenacity became indispensable tools of survival. During the Louisiana Purchase, bureaucrats from both Spain and the United States squabbled over the exact boundary line between the two rival powers. Both governments removed militia from the contested land to avoid war. Intensifying its reputation, the region served as an official buffer zone. Without the security of a military presence, residents quickly realized they would need to protect and govern themselves. Soon, tight-knit communities formed, and residents developed a reliance on self, kin, and neighbor. In the early 1900s, the timber boom sliced through the forests of East Texas and the former Neutral Strip, disrupting these dense communities. Mill towns sprang up, and the promise of money lured land speculators, timber workers, unionists, and a host of other characters, such as the outlaw Leather Britches Smith. The entrenched local residents soon confronted not only these new community members but also a dynamic cultural moment that struck a defining blow in the making of the region. That moment continues to shape the place's cultural consciousness, and people fashion a lore connected to this time. In a fascinating exploration of the region, Keagan LeJeune unveils the legend of Leather Britches, paralleling the stages of the outlaw's life to the Neutral Strip's formation. LeJeune retells each stage of Smith's life: his notorious past, his audacious deeds of robbery and even generosity, his rumored connection to a local union strike--the Grabow War--significant in the annals of labor history, and his eventual death. As the outlaw's life vividly unfolds, the book also reveals the area's history and cultural landscape. Often using the particulars of one small town as a representative example, th

Moxie The Underdog Book

Moxie The Underdog


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Mercier Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2008-03-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781170373

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Moxie The Underdog Excerpt :

Life can be hard sometimes. Especially when you're small and scruffy and people pick on you. This is the story of Moxie – a stray dog with a huge heart. &newpara;Even though he has been mistreated and bullied, he makes his way in the world with an adventurous spirit and buckets of bravery.&newpara;Moxie the Underdog is a heart-warming story of courage against all odds.

Root for the Underdog Book

Root for the Underdog


  • Author : Charles Young
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2010-10-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 99
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453585788

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Root for the Underdog Excerpt :

Some of my fondest memories in sports have come from games or situations where the impossible becomes reality. As I watched, I had this feeling that I hoped an unlikely athlete would become the hero ofthe moment or an underdog team could pull out an unexpected victory. Some boys and girls only ever have one opportunity to have this feeling, and we all hope that we can be there to share it with them. This book contains the stories of some of these young athletes. I hope you enjoy reading these stories and get the feeling of why it is fun to Root for the Underdog. Sports have been a big part of my life since my childhood days in Levittown, Pa. I enjoyed baseball from my Little League all the way up to high school. I liked so many sports that I was always busy playing something. In high school I lettered in soccer, tennis and basketball. In the summer I pitched softball for several adult teams. At Kutztown University I concentrated on tennis and basketball. After graduating from college I played on a semi-professional basketball team, the Exeter Black Knights, which won the National Amateur Basketball Championship in 1969. I still enjoy watching sports on television and in person - especially when my grandchildren are participating.

Falling for the Underdog Book
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Falling for the Underdog


  • Author : Casey Griffin
  • Publisher : Charming Frog Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9781990470073

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Falling for the Underdog Excerpt :

Previously published as Beauty and the Wiener. She dreams of Prince Charming. He’s seriously rough around the edges. Can they collar a dognapper and steal each other’s hearts? Addison Turner has her entire fairytale life planned out. But just as the dachshund lover is about to hit it big with her doggie grooming and fashion line, thieves snatch her valuable four-legged clients right from under her nose. And to her disgust, the only one who knows the show scene enough to help is the infuriatingly hot bartender who turns her down cold. Cocktail-slinger extraordinaire Felix Vaughn longs to open his own bar. So when he gets a gig at a high-society tail-wagging event, he thinks his gravy train has arrived and isn’t about to involve himself with a suspected thief. But when more pooches get pinched and he’s fingered for the crime, he reluctantly teams up with the fluffy prima donna to find the pups and split the reward. With her reputation on the line, Addison doggedly follows the clues, afraid she’s falling for a mutt. And as their chemistry reaches a boiling point, Felix reveals exactly how much of his heart he stands to lose… Will they both end up in the doghouse, or will their love win Best in Show? Falling for the Underdog is the riotous second book in the Rescue Dog Romance comedy series. If you like fiery relationships, crazy hijinks, and canine capers, then you’ll adore Casey Griffin’s tempting tale. Buy Falling for the Underdog to take the blue ribbon today!

Photography  The Underdog  Reconsidering Pentax Book

Photography The Underdog Reconsidering Pentax


  • Author : Shawn M. Tomlinson
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2015-10-14
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9781329619807

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Photography The Underdog Reconsidering Pentax Excerpt :

Photographer and writer Shawn M. Tomlinson reconsiders the camera brand that got him started long before digital single-lens reflex cameras existed. In this 12th volume of Shawn M. Tomlinson's Guide to Photography, the author outlines the history of the camera maker, its film and digital cameras, and explains why Pentax still is a viable choice for the serious amateur, enthusiast, semi-pro and professional photographer. From the book: "I was a Pentax Loyalist for years, then a Pentax Apologist, then I rather switched that fight it anymore, then I began to re-appreciate Pentax. ... The point was/is that I write these guide books to help the less-than-wealthy budding photographer get the best equipment possible for the lowest prices possible. ... I write this stuff because I know what it's like to yearn for the newest, shiniest cameras and lenses, yet at the same time know that I cannot possibly afford them. I know there are a lot of other people out there who have the same problem."

The Underdog Anthology  Volume 1 Book

The Underdog Anthology Volume 1


  • Author : HK Hillman
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2022-05-16
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781326888329

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Battle Cries for the Underdog Book

Battle Cries for the Underdog


  • Author : Monroe Mann
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2006-05-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467802710

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Battle Cries for the Underdog Excerpt :

THE FIRST SELF-HELP BOOK TO COME OUT OF MODERN COMBAT. For fighting the war against living an ordinary life: An inspirational guide for those in the pursuit of destiny. No matter how lofty the goal, or how unlikely the victory, success can and should be yours. Inspired by the author’s combat deployment to Iraq, written while in Iraq, and sent off to his publisher prior to his departure back to the States, this collection of 100 ‘Battle Cries’ and ‘Fightin’ Words’ will help you keep your dreams alive ‘n kicking no matter what the obstacles.

Startup Sacrilege for the Underdog Entrepreneur Book

Startup Sacrilege for the Underdog Entrepreneur


  • Author : Paul Orlando
  • Publisher : Paul Orlando
  • Release Date : 2022-05-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Startup Sacrilege for the Underdog Entrepreneur Excerpt :

Don't identify with the mainstream startup world? Working on a startup outside of a tech hub or in an unfashionable industry? Maybe that makes you an underdog entrepreneur. This book is for you. Startups and community organizers outside of the mainstream are being misled. This book is inspired by experience co-founding a startup accelerator and working with startups around the world. Startup Sacrilege includes lessons learned and solutions, especially for startups and community organizers outside of established tech hubs. It's an alternative view that challenges startup world assumptions and makes suggestions for what to do instead.

The Underdog of the Eight Greater Tribes  Volume 2 Book

The Underdog of the Eight Greater Tribes Volume 2


  • Author : Washiro Fujiki
  • Publisher : J-Novel Club
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781718367500

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The Underdog of the Eight Greater Tribes Volume 2 Excerpt :

Having overcome a decisive battle with the high-ranking duelist Elias, Yuri has become the center of attention. He, Fram and Athena have sworn to take part in the Babel Roulette that only happens once a decade, yet despite his surge in popularity, gathering additional members is proving to be a surprisingly hard challenge. In a bid to make his team even more appealing, Yuri decides to gain some non-dueling fighting experience by brushing up against death in the dungeon with the Dragon Tribe’s Haring, but— “—Whoah!? What in the world happened to me!?” They inadvertently capture an elf...?!

The Underdog of the Eight Greater Tribes  Volume 1 Book

The Underdog of the Eight Greater Tribes Volume 1


  • Author : Washiro Fujiki
  • Publisher : J-Novel Club
  • Release Date : 2020-01-14
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781718367487

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The Underdog of the Eight Greater Tribes Volume 1 Excerpt :

Long ago, there was much war and bloodshed among the eight tribes of the world. Now with each tribe confined to its own continent, the world has achieved peace and harmony. Interaction and fighting between tribes are heavily restricted, save for one exception: the ninth continent, Duel City Babel, an arena for those wishing for conflict in peace. In the duel city, fighters from all over the world clash swords and spells, vying to be the best. Carrying on the teachings and techniques of his master, Yuri Eniastar of the Human Tribe manages to take out a high-ranking opponent on his first day. Clearly, he’s not just any new face, but unfortunately, fate has not been kind...his lineage is universally recognized as the weakest. Despite this, Yuri refuses to give up. He befriends the Beast Tribe’s Athena and the Spirit Tribe's Fram as he strives to become a peerless duelist. Welcome to an overwhelming battle fantasy!