When I Was the Greatest


Author: Jason Reynolds
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442459492
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 240
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In Bed Stuy, New York, a small misunderstanding can escalate into having a price on your head—even if you’re totally clean. This gritty, triumphant debut that Publishers Weekly calls “a funny and rewarding read” captures the heart and the hardship of life for an urban teen. A lot of the stuff that gives my neighborhood a bad name, I don’t really mess with. The guns and drugs and all that, not really my thing. Nah, not his thing. Ali’s got enough going on, between school and boxing and helping out at home. His best friend Noodles, though. Now there’s a dude looking for trouble—and, somehow, it’s always Ali around to pick up the pieces. But, hey, a guy’s gotta look out for his boys, right? Besides, it’s all small potatoes; it’s not like anyone’s getting hurt. And then there’s Needles. Needles is Noodles’s brother. He’s got a syndrome, and gets these ticks and blurts out the wildest, craziest things. It’s cool, though: everyone on their street knows he doesn’t mean anything by it. Yeah, it’s cool…until Ali and Noodles and Needles find themselves somewhere they never expected to be…somewhere they never should've been—where the people aren’t so friendly, and even less forgiving.

The Greatest

My Own Story
Author: Muhammad Ali,Richard Durham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781631680496
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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Everybody knows the record the stuff of almanacs, trade magazines and clipping services. A handful know the man. But only Muhammad Ali knows his life as he lived it. The Greatest is Ali's own story. For six years he worked, traveled and talked with Richard Durham, a writer with a stunning talent, and the result is mesmerizing in its brilliance, drama, humanity and sheer entertainment. This is no documented scrapbook of wins and losses strung together with anecdotes; nor is it a thin potpourri of locker room gags. This book, like Ali who has incited every reaction except indifference goes straight to the place where responses to him have always been the gut. When the history of the twentieth century is finally recorded, it must include Muhammad Ali. He is "The Greatest."

The Greatest: Muhammad Ali


Author: Walter Dean Myers
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338145436
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 192
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From his childhood in the segregated South to his final fight with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali never backed down. He was banned from boxing during his prime because he refused to fight in Vietnam. He became a symbol of the antiwar movement - and a defender of civil rights. As "The Greatest," he was a boxer of undeniable talent and courage. He took the world by storm - only Ali could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!" Muhammad Ali: Olympic gold medalist, former heavyweight champion, and one of the most influential people of all time.

The Greatest Power


Author: Demi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689845030
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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Long ago, a Chinese boy-emperor named Ping challenges the children of his kingdom to show him the greatest power in the world, and all are surprised at what is discovered.

The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time


Author: Will Durant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439107149
Category: Philosophy
Page: 144
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A wise and witty compendium of the greatest thoughts, greatest minds, and greatest books of all time -- listed in accessible and succinct form -- by one of the world's greatest scholars. From the "Hundred Best Books" to the "Ten Greatest Thinkers" to the "Ten Greatest Poets," here is a concise collection of the world's most significant knowledge. For the better part of a century, Will Durant dwelled upon -- and wrote about -- the most significant eras, individuals, and achievements of human history. His selections have finally been brought together in a single, compact volume. Durant eloquently defends his choices of the greatest minds and ideas, but he also stimulates readers into forming their own opinions, encouraging them to shed their surroundings and biases and enter "The Country of the Mind," a timeless realm where the heroes of our species dwell. From a thinker who always chose to exalt the positive in the human species, The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time stays true to Durant's optimism. This is a book containing the absolute best of our heritage, passed on for the benefit of future generations. Filled with Durant's renowned wit, knowledge, and unique ability to explain events and ideas in simple and exciting terms, this is a pocket-size liberal arts and humanist curriculum in one volume.

Ali

The Official Portrait of "The Greatest" of All Time
Author: Nancy J. Hajeski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1607109832
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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In stunning photos and insightful text, Ali: The Official Portrait of “The Greatest” of All Time offers a definitive look at the man--and the legend--of Muhammad Ali. “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them--a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” –Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali was one of the greatest champions of all time. His boxing skills were unparalleled, and his words have never been forgotten. From his birth in 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky to his first Golden Gloves win to the Rumble in the Jungle and the Thrilla in Manila, Ali: The Official Portrait of “The Greatest” of All Time is a complete and fascinating exploration of the man whose legendary motto was “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” From Ali’s conversion to Islam to his opposition to the Vietnam War to his later days, every aspect of the fighter’s life is illustrated with beautiful, full-color photos. The iconic quotes from Ali inserted throughout the text show Ali from every angle, the official portrait of a man whose will was stronger than anyone’s.

The Greatest Book Ever Written


Author: Fulton Oursler
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 9780892434992
Category: Religion
Page: 410
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Pawnee

The Greatest Town in America
Author: Leslie Knope
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401304419
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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Welcome to Pawnee: More Exciting than New York, More Glamorous than Hollywood, Roughly the Same Size as Bismarck, North Dakota In Pawnee, Leslie Knope (as played by Amy Poehler on NBC's hit show Parks and Recreation) takes readers on a hilarious tour through her hometown, the Midwestern haven known as Pawnee, Indiana. The book chronicles the city's colorful citizens and hopping nightlife, and also explores some of the most hilarious events from its crazy history--like the time the whole town was on fire, its ongoing raccoon infestation, and the cult that took over in the 1970s. Packed with laugh-out-loud-funny photographs, illustrations, and commentary by the other inhabitants of Pawnee, it's a must-read that will make you enjoy every moment of your stay in the Greatest Town in America.

The Greatest Adventure


Author: Tony Piedra
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338290495
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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Where does true adventure come from? A young Latino boy and his grandfather find the true answer together.

The Greatest Salesman in the World


Author: Og Mandino
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307780902
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 128
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What you are today is not important . . . for in this runaway bestseller you will learn how to change your life by applying the secrets you are about to discover in the ancient scrolls. “I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered into this world into defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny. I will persist until I succeed.” —From the ancient scroll marked III in The Greatest Salesman in the World Praise for The Greatest Salesman in the World “The Greatest Salesman in the World is one of the most inspiring, uplifting, and motivating books I have ever read. I can well understand why it has had such a splendid acceptance.”—Norman Vincent Peale “At last! A book on sales and salesmanship that can be read and enjoyed by veteran and recruit alike! I have just completed The Greatest Salesman in the World for the second time—it was too good for just one reading—and in all sincerity, I say that it is the most readable, most constructive and most useful instrument for the teaching of sales as a profession that I have ever read.”—F.W. Errigo, Manager, U. S. Sales Trainer at Parke, Davis & Company “I have read almost every book that has ever been written on salesmanship, but I think Og Mandino has captured all of them in The Greatest Salesman in the World. No one who follows these principles will ever fail as a salesman, and no one will ever be truly great without them; but, the author has done more than present the principles—he has woven them into the fabric of one of the most fascinating stories I have ever read.”—Paul J. Meyer, President of Success Motivation Institute, Inc. “Every sales manager should read The Greatest Salesman in the World. It is a book to keep at the bedside, or on the living room table—a book to dip into as needed, to browse in now and then, to enjoy in small stimulating portions. It is a book for the hours and for the years, a book to turn to over and over again, as to a friend, a book of moral, spiritual and ethical guidance, an unfailing source of comfort and inspiration.”—Lester J. Bradshaw, Jr., Former Dean, Dale Carnegie Institute of Effective Speaking & Human Relations “I was overwhelmed by The Greatest Salesman in the World. It is, without doubt, the greatest and the most touching story I have ever read. It is so good that there are two musts that I would attach to it: First, you must not lay it down until you have finished it; and secondly, every individual who sells anything, and that includes us all, must read it.”—Robert B. Hensley, President, Life Insurance Co. of Kentucky “Og Mandino provocatively prods your attention into fascination as he masterfully relates his story. The Greatest Salesman in the World is a book with emotional appeal for millions.”—Roy Garn, Executive Director, Emotional Appeal Institute “There are very few men who have the writing talent with which Og Mandino has been blessed. The thoughts contained in this book symbolize the importance of selling to the entire world’s existence.”—Sol Polk, President, Polk Bros., Inc.

The Greatest Wish


Author: Amanda Yoshida
Publisher: Mascot Books
ISBN: 9781631778797
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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Would you rather be a giraffe or a dinosaur? A bird or a rocket? A shark or an octopus? There are so many things to choose from in this fun Everchanging story! Every choice you make leads to a different story, so open up, start picking, and find out what you'd be!

The Greatest in the Kingdom

The Making of Eternal Relationships with Your Children
Author: Lawrence Bradley
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781507664933
Category:
Page: 316
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Parenting can keep you on your toes. It can challenge your sense of effectiveness. There is a source that underwrites effective parenting and that is learning how to influence a healthy belief system in your children. Our desire to look at our parenting styles and interactions with our children may be influenced by recent scientific discoveries of anatomy and physiology. Our ability to now peer at physiological structures, such as cells and DNA; and watch how these structures respond to environmental influences informs us on how individual belief and behavior are shaped within our children. Fundamentally, it is the child's personal assessment of self, the experienced identity which shapes the child's personal belief system. Whatever that belief system is, it is from that source that the child's thoughts and behaviors are organized. The Science of Change The study of Epigentics, Neuroplasticity and Neurogenisis has allowed us to peer inside our physiology to see how our interactions effect cellular function. Each of these disciplines demonstrate that every person is capable of psychological and physiological change. Our interactions with our children is shaping how our children come to view themselves. We act as ongoing genetic engineers throughout their developing years. This book helps parents understand how to influence their children's sense of self, so that children will become more responsible for their lives, become self-motivated, and become children that all parents dream of! The entire book helps parents understand why what they do leads to the outcomes they see. Most importantly, it provides the instruction on how to interact with their children to get the outcomes they want. Some of the material is presented with a spiritual integrative approach, because as the author believes, "It doesn't matter the source of truth. Truth is truth. Today's current research in many facets supports what has been spoken through religious texts for centuries."

Duncan Edwards: The Greatest


Author: James Leighton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857207814
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
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One of the greatest players of all time, Duncan Edwards's story is one of tragic heroism. From a working-class Dudley upbringing, Edwards rose to great heights at Manchester United. In only five years, he helped United to win two league championships and to reach the semi-finals of the European Cup. Edwards made his England debut in a game against Scotland at just 18 years and 183 days. He went on to play 18 games for his country, including all four of the qualifying matches for the 1958 World Cup, in which he was expected to be a key player. Sir Bobby Charlton has described him as 'the only player that made me feel inferior' and Terry Venables claimed that, had he lived, it would have been Edwards, not Bobby Moore, who would have lifted the World Cup as captain in 1966. Page-turning and poignant, author James Leighton tells a story of a magnificent sportsman and great man - the perfect contrast to the headline-grabbing footballers of today.

Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to the Greatest


Author: Thomas Hauser
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1681771764
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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Stripping away the revisionism to reveal the true nature of the man himself, this new book recounts the life journey of a fighter universally recognized as a unique and treasured world icon. Few global personalities have commanded an all-encompassing sporting and cultural audience like Muhammad Ali. Many have tried to interpret his impact and legacy into words. Now, Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to the Greatest allows us to more fully appreciate the truth—and understand both the man and the ways in which he helped recalibrate how the world perceives its transcendent figures. In this celebratory volume, New York Times bestselling author Thomas Hauser provides a compelling retrospective of Ali’s life. relying on personal insights, interviews with close associates and other contemporaries, and memories gathered over the course of decades on the cutting edge of boxing journalism, Hauser explores Ali in colorful detail inside and outside the ring. Muhammad Ali has attained mythical status. But in recent years, he has been subjected to an image makeover by corporate America as it seeks to homogenize the electrifying nature of his persona. Hauser argues that there has been a deliberate distortion of what Ali believed, said, and stood for, and that making Ali more presentable for advertising purposes by sanitizing his legacy is a disservice to history as well as to Ali himself.

The President's Gardens


Author: Muhsin Al-Ramli
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 1635060389
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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In this extraordinary novel by heralded Iraqi author Muhsin Al-Ramli, One Hundred Years of Solitude meets The Kite Runner against the backdrop of Saddam Hussein's Iraq. "A profoundly moving investigation of love, death, and injustice." --The Guardian "A standard in contemporary Middle Eastern literature." --Booklist "A stunning achievement." --The National On the third day of Ramadan, a small village in Iraq wakes to find the severed heads of nine of its sons stacked in banana crates by the bus stop. One of them belonged to one of the most wanted men in Iraq, known to his friends as Ibrahim the Fated. How did this good and humble man earn the enmity of so many? What did he do to deserve such a death? The answer lies in his lifelong friendship with Abdullah Kafka and Tariq the Befuddled, who each have their own remarkable stories to tell. It lies on the scarred, irradiated battlefields of the Gulf War and in the ashes of a revolution strangled in its cradle. It lies in the steadfast love of his wife and the festering scorn of his daughter. And, above all, it lies behind the locked gates of the President's gardens, buried alongside the countless victims of a pitiless reign of terror.

The Boy in the Black Suit


Author: Jason Reynolds
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442459522
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 272
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A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book. Just when seventeen-year-old Matt thinks he can’t handle one more piece of terrible news, he meets a girl who’s dealt with a lot more—and who just might be able to clue him in on how to rise up when life keeps knocking him down—in this “vivid, satisfying, and ultimately upbeat tale of grief, redemption, and grace” (Kirkus Reviews) from the Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe Award–winning author of When I Was the Greatest. Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died—although she did, and it sucks. But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home, which pays way better than the Cluck Bucket, and he needs the income since his dad can’t handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own. So while Dad’s snagging bottles of whiskey, Matt’s snagging fifteen bucks an hour. Not bad. But everything else? Not good. Then Matt meets Lovey. Crazy name, and she’s been through more crazy stuff than he can imagine. Yet Lovey never cries. She’s tough. Really tough. Tough in the way Matt wishes he could be. Which is maybe why he’s drawn to her, and definitely why he can’t seem to shake her. Because there’s nothing more hopeful than finding a person who understands your loneliness—and who can maybe even help take it away.

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

An Oral History
Author: Nick Offerman,Megan Mullally
Publisher: Dutton
ISBN: 1101986670
Category:
Page: 320
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At last, the full story behind Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman's epic romance, including stories, portraits, and the occasional puzzle, all telling the smoldering tale that has fascinated Hollywood for almost two decades. Featuring anecdotes, hijinks, interviews, photos, and a veritable grab bag of tomfoolery, this is not only the intoxicating book that Mullally's and Offerman's fans have been waiting for, it might just hold the solution to the greatest threat facing our modern world: the single life.

The Greatest

The Quotes of Muhammad Ali
Author: M. Prefontaine
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533656209
Category:
Page: 52
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I'll tell you how I would like to be remembered: As a black man who won the heavyweight title - Who was humorous and never looked down on those who looked up to him - A man who stood for freedom, justice and equality - And I wouldn't even mind if folks forgot how pretty I was. Muhammad Ali No one has straddled the world of sport, politics and popular culture as Muhammad Ali did. He was born in Louisville in 1942 in an America where blacks were subjected to a brutal apartheid and were treated as second class citizens. He rose, through his boxing skill and character, to become the most famous person in the world at the time. He was most famous for styling himself as 'The Greatest'. There is a consensus that he was the greatest of boxers during an era of great boxers. However, he was far more than that. He was a very great man a moral leader, anti-war and fierce opponent of racial prejudice. A career beyond boxing as a black political leader, fighting for the rights of an oppressed minority, seemed inevitable. Fate had another twist however and Ali suffered from Parkinson's Disease for 30 years, possibly exacerbated by an extended boxing career. This rendered his full potential as an advocate for black rights impossible. This book tells the story of a much loved and complex man through his own words.

The Greatest Miracle in the World


Author: Og Mandino
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307420640
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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For the millions who have embraced Og Mandino's classic, The Greatest Salesman in the World, here is his new book, which contains the amazing Memorandum from God . . . to you. A great inspirational writer tells his greatest story—an amazing narrative that will hold you spellbound . . . as it reveals exciting new secrets for your personal happiness and success. Here is a simple but powerful story that will affect your thoughts and actions long after the final sentence has touched your heart. You will never forget: • The four simple rules that can help you perform a miracle in your life • The glass geranium that will break your heart • The dingy parking lot where Mandino's life, and yours, begins again • The ragpicker who rescues humans after they quit on themselves • The secret of regaining the self-esteem you have lost “A work that will lift the mind and heart of every reader!”—Norman Vincent Peale

The Greatest

The Quest for Sporting Perfection
Author: Matthew Syed
Publisher: John Murray
ISBN: 1473653673
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
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What can Roger Federer teach us about the secret of longevity? What do the All Blacks have in common with improvised jazz musicians? What can cognitive neuroscientists tell us about what happens to the brains of sportspeople when they perform? And why did Johan Cruyff believe that beauty was more important than winning? Matthew Syed, the 'Sports Journalist of the Year 2016', answers these questions and more in a fascinating, wide-ranging and provocative book about the mental game of sport. How do we become the best that we can be, as individuals, teams and as organisations? Sport, with its innate sense of drama, its competitive edge, its psychological pressures, its sense of morality and its illusive quest for perfection, provides the answers.