The Baseball Whisperer

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.

Author: Michael Tackett

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544386396

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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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.
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Great Detroit Sports Debates

He kept things simple, and that's the best way to find success in baseball. No. 3:
Mark Fidrych, a Tigers pitcher from 1976 to 1980, was a baseball whisperer,
believing that he had special communicative powers with the horsehide.There
was no ...

Author: Drew Sharp

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781596700482

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 245

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Natives of the Motor City, "Detroit Free Press" columnist Sharp and "Detroit News" feature writer and morning radio talk-show host Foster take on the top Detroit sports debates of all time.
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The Truth About Cowboys

“What makes you the horse whisperer?” “YouTube,” he laughs. “The internet
these days, it's nuts, but if I'm the horse whisperer, Jason's damn sure the
baseball whisperer.” I burn in that moment to tell him about Jason's tryout, but I
won't break ...

Author: Lisa Renee Jones

Publisher: Entangled: Amara

ISBN: 9781640637610

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Steamy, sexy, and laugh-out-loud funny, THE TRUTH ABOUT COWBOYS is a new contemporary novel that will pull your heartstrings and steam up your e-reader... While I was off pitching in the big leagues, my family was back in the small town of Sweetwater, Texas, running the family ranch. Then tragedy hit and I discovered there were secrets that my family kept, problems they hid. I went home, left behind the money, women, and fame. I took over the ranch and took care of my grandmother. I took over hiding the secrets. Then she came to town. A smart-mouthed, clumsy, too-smart-and-too-pretty-for-my-own-good city girl hiding out to write a book. She's right here, on my property, in the cottage my grandmother rented her without my permission, and she sees too much. She knows too much. Now suddenly my world is spinning, and she's shoving a baseball back in my hand while baking cookies with my grandmother. She's the devil and an angel all in one fiery little package. I decide I'll wait her out. She'll go back to the city. Only suddenly I don't want her to leave, and everything I’ve settled for in my life isn't enough. I want to play ball and I want her, but there's that secret that won't let go, but neither will she. Each book in the Texas Heat series is STANDALONE: * The Truth About Cowboys * Tangled Up In Christmas
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Tangled Up In Christmas

Jason and Roarke, the baseball whisperer and the Horse Wrangler, together for
one camp, with you back to help us find its full potential. Let's get to it.” The floor
falls out from underneath me. Jason and Roarke are doing this together? As in ...

Author: Lisa Renee Jones

Publisher: Entangled: Amara

ISBN: 9781640637634

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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I might be a country girl from the same small town of Sweetwater, Texas, as horse wrangler Roarke Frost, the girl next door who knows him like few know him, but I didn't know enough to save my heart. He's the reason why I left Sweetwater behind. But now fate proves she loves a wicked twist and sends me back to Sweetwater to pull together a Christmas festival—and I run smack into the man again, quite literally. His body is pressed to mine, his hands on my arms, and I'm melting like chocolate in the sizzling Texas sunshine. And I run. I know it’s not exactly respectable, but it works, just not for long. No matter how much I try to get tangled up in Christmas, I end up tangled up in Roarke instead—and the man has me feeling the heat of our attraction and the warmth of our past friendship. He feels like Mr. Right, but history says he’s Mr. Wrong. But if he wants a second chance, Roarke Frost is going to have to work for it. He’ll need to prove to me that this holiday is a season of new beginnings, the kind that last forever. Each book in the Texas Heat series is STANDALONE: * The Truth About Cowboys * Tangled up in Christmas
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Pastime Lost

Barring the faint possibility I'll yet discover such proof, I'll have to be satisfied with
the strong circumstantial likelihood that Sam Glover was, indeed, Gutsmuths's
baseball whisperer. Once he returned to England, Glover's life did not turn out as

Author: David Block

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496214140

Category: History

Page: 320

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"Long before baseball became America's national pastime, English citizens of all ages, genders, and classes of society were playing a game called baseball. It had the same basic elements as modern American baseball, such as pitching and striking the ball, running bases, and fielding, but was played with a soft ball on a smaller playing field, and instead of a bat, the ball was typically struck by the palm of a hand. There is no doubt, however, that this simpler English version of baseball was the original form of the pastime and was the immediate forerunner of its better-known American offspring. Strictly a social game, English baseball was played for nearly two hundred years before fading away at the beginning of the twentieth century. Despite its longevity and its important role in baseball's evolution, however, today it has been completely forgotten. In Pastime Lost David Block unearths baseball's buried history and brings it back to life, illustrating how English baseball was embraced by all sectors of English society and exploring some of the personalities, such as Jane Austen and King George III, who played the game in their childhoods. While rigorously documenting his sources, Block also brings a light touch to his story, inviting us to follow him on some of the adventures that led to his most important discoveries."--
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Dog Whisperer The Rescue

Maybe her father was right, and she had just eaten way too much food at the
baseball game, and now she had, like, indigestion. Which would make more
sense if her stomach hurt—but, it didn't. There was a flash of lightning, and then
more ...

Author: Nicholas Edwards

Publisher: Square Fish

ISBN: 9781466817340

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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An adopted girl, an abandoned dog -- together, can they save lives? 12-year old Emily has dreams of drowning. Night after night, she's being sucked under -- until the third night. She realizes it's not just a dream. It's really happening to someone -- or something. On the rocky shore outside her house, Emily finds a large dog. He's barely alive, but she's determined to save him. She can feel his pain—and his determination to live. The dog is brought to the vet. And with Emily's help, he starts to improve. But is the bond between the girl and her dog something more? She can see what he sees, feel what he feels. And Zack seems to be able to read her mind, too. Is it possible that together, Emily and Zack can do more than read each other's minds? Can they turn their powers to helping other people? Part adventure, part animal story, Dog Whisperer: The Rescue explorers the connection one orphan can feel for another.
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The Teen Whisperer

Because of that, I'm heading toward the baseball diamond when a part of me
wishes I could just go home and relax. That small part of me loses every time. We'
ve got a 6:00 start, so as soon as I get out of the truck, I walk over to the dugout, ...

Author: Mike Linderman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061755286

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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Mike Linderman is a teen therapist unlike any other. A real-life cowboy, he wakes up at the crack of dawn, works the cattle on his ranch, and then counsels some of the country's most troubled teens, approaching them with a unique blend of down-home honesty, straight-talk discipline, and pure intention that is rarely found in a therapist's office. Most of the teens Mike treats are angry, abused, violent, and dangerous, yet despite their difficult pasts, he has achieved extraordinary success with them, helping to turn their lives around and earning him the nickname the "Teen Whisperer." In this book, he shares the secrets behind his success with parents everywhere, demonstrating how his regimen of hard work, integrity, and effective communication has turned seriously at-risk kids into loving, well-balanced, and productive teens. More than just a plan to rein in bad behavior, The Teen Whisperer deconstructs the emotional barriers that adolescence has placed between you and your child, helping you work with teens on their level—instead of simply treating them as subordinates. With this straightforward and open perspective, both you and your teen will learn to offer each other mutual respect and kindness, as you work together to heal the troubled hearts of your family.
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Soul Whisperer

Clearly one of baseball's greatest closers, Hoffman will certainly make the Hall of
Fame, and there I was slowing them up for 18 holes. Because of their fame, when
we pulled into the clubhouse, my partner eric took our scorecard and had them ...

Author: Gary Comer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621895442

Category: Religion

Page: 358

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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.
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Ninety Percent Mental

With Tewksbury's esoteric knowledge as a thinking-fan's player and his expertise as a "baseball whisperer", this entertaining book is perfect for any fan who wants to see the game in a way he or she has never seen it before.

Author: Bob Tewksbury

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780738234939

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Former Major League pitcher and mental skills coach for two of baseball's legendary franchises (the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants) Bob Tewksbury takes fans inside the psychology of baseball. In Ninety Percent Mental, Bob Tewksbury shows readers a side of the game only he can provide, given his singular background as both a longtime MLB pitcher and a mental skills coach for two of the sport's most fabled franchises, the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants. Fans watching the game on television or even at the stadium don't have access to the mind games a pitcher must play in order to get through an at-bat, an inning, a game. Tewksbury explores the fascinating psychology behind baseball, such as how players use techniques of imagery, self-awareness, and strategic thinking to maximize performance, and how a pitcher's strategy changes throughout a game. He also offers an in-depth look into some of baseball's most monumental moments and intimate anecdotes from a "who's who" of the game, including legendary players who Tewksbury played with and against (such as Mark McGwire, Craig Biggio, and Greg Maddux), game-changing managers and executives (Joe Torre, Bruce Bochy, Brian Sabean), and current star players (Jon Lester, Anthony Rizzo, Andrew Miller, Rich Hill). With Tewksbury's esoteric knowledge as a thinking-fan's player and his expertise as a "baseball whisperer", this entertaining book is perfect for any fan who wants to see the game in a way he or she has never seen it before. Ninety Percent Mental will deliver an unprecedented look at the mound games and mind games of Major League Baseball.
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App Inventor 2

Solve Real Problems In the movie Field of Dreams, the character Ray hears a
voice whisper, “If you build it, [they] will come.” Ray listens to the whisper, builds a
baseball field in the middle of his Iowa corn patch, and indeed, the 1919 White ...

Author: David Wolber

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781491907221

Category: Computers

Page: 362

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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
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The Horse Whisperer

... surrounded by men who wore baseball caps emblazoned with the names of
farm products and who spoke in.

Author: Nicholas Evans

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748112371

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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The phenomenal number one bestseller, which has sold over ten million copies since its publication in 1995 and was made into a classic film starring Robert Redford and Scarlett Johansson. This stunning 25th anniversary edition features exclusive new content from Nicholas Evans and bonus reading group material. 'Outstanding . . . a book of rare power and beauty' Booklist 'Brilliance pervades this five-hankerchief weepie' The Times ____________________ When Grace Maclean and her beloved horse, Pilgrim, are hit by a truck one snow-covered morning, their destinies become inextricably bound to one another. Though both manage to survive the tragedy, the impact on their lives is devastating; both horse and girl are traumatised and profoundly changed. Beside herself with worry, Grace's mother, Annie Macean, hears about a man called Tom Brooker, a 'whisperer' said to possess the gift of healing troubled horses. He is her last hope and she decides to abandon her life in upstate New York, setting off across the continent with Grace and Pilgrim to find him. This journey, under the sweeping Montana sky, will change all their lives for ever . . . ____________________ What everyone's saying about The Horse Whisperer: 'A book that couldn't have been written any better. Nicholas Evans spins a heart wrenching epic love story . . . Buy it, borrow it or steal it. But don't miss this gem for anything' Five stars, Goodreads reviewer 'A beautiful story, beautifully told. If you've seen the movie, do yourself a favour and read the book. The reading experience will make the movie version even better' Five stars, Goodreads reviewer 'Easily in my top 5 books I have ever read . . . Some parts of the story were devastating and some parts were magical. If you aren't scared to feel all of the feelings, read this. Be prepared to have your heart ripped out' Five stars, Goodreads reviewer 'This has to be one of the best books I have ever read and it had me hooked from the first page . . . If you have seen the film then I beg you to read this book because the director truly hasn't done this amazing story justice!' Five stars, Amazon reviewer
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Death of a Dog Whisperer

We got home in plenty of time for me to showerthe sandout my hairandmake my
appointmentin Port Chester. When I left the house, Sam, Davey, and
Kevinwerezonked out in frontofa baseball game on TV. The Poodles had Chapter

Author: Laurien Berenson

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9780758284570

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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"If you like dogs, you'll love Laurien Berenson's Melanie Travis mysteries!" --Joanne Fluke, New York Times bestselling author Between her boisterous sons and a house full of Poodles, there's never a dull moment for Melanie Travis. But no matter how hectic life gets, she can always pick up the scent of a howling good mystery--and she'll stop at nothing to dig up the truth. . . It's summer in Connecticut, and Melanie's life has become an endless string of dog shows, soccer camp, and the antics of her energetic toddler. She hardly has time to pay much attention to her Aunt Peg's new protégé, Nick Walden, a self-proclaimed "dog whisperer" with an uncanny gift for decoding dog-speak. The well-heeled dog owners of Fairfield County are lapping up his alleged talents, anxious to discover exactly what their pampered pets are thinking--that is until the pooches start spilling their secrets. When Nick is discovered dead in his home, his sister Claire enlists Melanie to help track down the killer. Now, as she juggles the demands of marriage and motherhood--not to mention her six beloved Poodles--Melanie can scarcely even begin to nose through the growing list of suspects. But just when she thinks she's barking up the wrong tree, she'll find herself face to face with a purebred murderer. . . Praise For Laurien Berenson And Her Melanie Travis Mysteries! "Laurien Berenson just keeps getting better and better." --Harlan Coben "Berenson throws dog lovers a treat they will relish." --Publishers Weekly "A wonderful reason to celebrate--Melanie Travis is back on the job in this always charming and clever series." --Earlene Fowler, author of The Road to Cardinal Valley and the Benni Harper mysteries "A special treat." --Library Journal "Delightful. . .Four paws for this one." --Carolyn Hart "Fun reading." --Dog News PRAISE FOR GONE WITH THE WOOF "A sprightly pooch-packed escapade. With unexpected twists, humor, and a wealth of information about the story's milieu, Berenson wraps up this caper in a tail-wagging finale." —Publishers Weekly "Berenson, who has a nose for balancing fun and fright, devises another story that will appeal to dog aficionados and cozy lovers alike." —Kirkus "Berenson's canine frame story will have dog lovers' tails wagging, and it doesn't detract from either the savvy heroine or the smart mystery." —Booklist "A wonderful novel. Even better if you read it with a dog on your lap." —Suspense Magazine
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The Dugout

Let me ask you a question: If someone is vying for your spot on a team and just so happens to injure you during practice, would you believe it was on purpose?

Author: Meghan Quinn


ISBN: 1693706393

Category: Best friends

Page: 338

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Let me ask you a question: If someone is vying for your spot on a team and just so happens to injure you during practice, would you believe it was on purpose? Word around campus is... it was no accident. That injury has cost me everything; my starting position, my junior year - and the draft. Now, I'm a senior fresh off recovery, struggling to find my groove, until the day I run into a nervous, fidgety, girl with freckles, in the dining hall. They call Milly Potter The Baseball Whisperer, The Diamond Wizard, and The Epitome of All Knowledge. She believes in baseball. She breathes it. She's the queen of an infamous dynasty, but no one actually knows who she really is, and she plans to keep it that way. One mishap in the panini line, one miscommunication in the weight room, and many failed attempts at an apology equal up to one solid truth -- Milly Potter never wants to speak to me again -- no matter how good my forearms look. Little do we both know, she's about to become more than just my fairy ballmother..."-- Back cover.
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Elvis and The Dearly Departed

Although I pride myself on being so good with animals I could be a dog whisperer
, I'm not sure a Doberman would listen to reason if he caught us lurking in his
territory. All of a sudden, Lovie comes to a halt. “Shit!” she says. I bump into her.

Author: Peggy Webb

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9780758248206

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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From a USA Today–bestselling author: First in the mystery series filled with “pure southern lunacy of the best possible kind” (Laurien Berenson). They say you can’t get to Heaven without passing through the Eternal Rest Funeral Home. And no one gets into Eternal Rest without passing muster with Elvis—the basset hound who’s convinced he’s the reincarnation of the King of Rock ’n’ Roll. Brewing up a big ol’ pitcher of Mississippi mystery, Peggy Webb’s delightful new series is as intoxicating as the Delta breeze. Normally, Callie Valentine Jones spends her days fixing up the hairdos of the dead, but when the corpse of prominent local physician Dr. Leonard Laton goes missing, it’s bad for business. So Callie and her cousin Lovie (Eternal Rest’s resident wake caterer) have no choice but to go in hot pursuit of the recently embalmed, last seen bound for Vegas by way of downtown Tupelo. In Vegas, Callie and Lovie hit the jackpot when they find the dearly departed inside a freezer owned by his showgirl mistress, Bubble Malone. But their luck runs out when Bubble decides to join her man in the afterlife. With the poisonous Laton family tree providing plenty of rotten suspects, Callie, along with some help from her basset hound, Elvis, is determined to crack this case—and have a killer singing “Jailhouse Rock” in time for her next haircutting appointment . . .
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Wisconsin Footsteps

After the men had voted in the tavern , there was a baseball game , wrestling ,
and running and jumping matches for the township championship . ... He takes '
em aside and whispers into their ear , an ' then he gives them a good cigar .

Author: Esther Menn


ISBN: WISC:89064495989

Category: History-Wisconsin

Page: 334

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Series of short articles about historic happenings in Wisconsin.
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Down and Dirty Pictures

A college drop-out (he had gone to the University of Colorado on a baseball
scholarship), he suffered from the ... The Horse Whisperer, and The Legend of
Bagger Vance), with their lacquered veneer of exquisite pictorial beauty, are as
lifeless ...

Author: Peter Biskind

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439127100

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 560

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In this “dishy…superbly reported” (Entertainment Weekly) New York Times bestseller, Peter Biskind chronicles the rise of independent filmmakers who reinvented Hollywood—most notably Sundance founder Robert Redford and Harvey Weinstein, who with his brother, Bob, made Miramax Films an indie powerhouse. As he did in his acclaimed Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Peter Biskind “takes on the movie industry of the 1990s and again gets the story” (The New York Times). Biskind charts in fascinating detail the meteoric rise of the controversial Harvey Weinstein, often described as the last mogul, who created an Oscar factory that became the envy of the studios, while leaving a trail of carnage in his wake. He follows Sundance as it grew from a regional film festival to the premier showcase of independent film, succeeding almost despite the mercurial Redford, whose visionary plans were nearly thwarted by his own quixotic personality. Likewise, the directors who emerged from the independent movement, such as Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, and David O. Russell, are now among the best-known directors in Hollywood. Not to mention the actors who emerged with them, like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Ethan Hawke, and Uma Thurman. Candid, controversial, and “sensationally entertaining” (Los Angeles Times) Down and Dirty Pictures is a must-read for anyone interested in the film world.
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The Money Raising Nonprofit Brand

The brand promise would achieve its full power only as a conceptual noun. Even
the stage whisperer sounded unconvinced. He made a sound like "Yuh"-it might
have been "Yeah," but it sounded more like "Yuck." Before the tide of unbelief ...

Author: Jeff Brooks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118583401

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Why commercial-style branding doesn't work for nonprofits—and what does Taking its cue from for-profit corporations, the nonprofit world has increasingly turned to commercial-style branding to raise profiles and encourage giving. But it hasn't worked. Written by a longtime industry insider, this book argues that branding strategies borrowed from for-profit companies hasn't just failed, but has actually discouraged giving. But why does branding—a well-developed discipline with a history of commercial success—fail when applied to nonprofits? The Money-Raising Nonprofit Brand + Website argues that commercial-style branding is the wrong tool applied in the wrong way to the wrong industry. Offers a real-world fundraising strategies that work in the nonprofit world Disabuses readers of the dangerous notion that commercial-style marketing works in the fundamentally different nonprofit world Written by an industry insider with 25 years of experience raising funds for many of the most successful nonprofits in the world Nonprofit fundraising is a fundamentally different world—financially, emotionally, and practically—than commercial marketing. Here, the author explains why commercial marketing strategies don't work and provides practical, experience-based alternatives that do.
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Television Guide

R HB02 * * * Field of Dreams (1989) (CC): Capra-esque drama about an Iowa
farmer (Kevin Costner) and the baseball ... Lakers players and coach Phil
Jackson. g§ Dog Whisperer (CC): A look at some of Cesar's most challenging



ISBN: IND:30000107289278

Category: Television programs


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Unprotected Witness

He strained to see the whisperer , couldn ' t . On the floor , Big Poo groaned ,
gasped , groaned again . ... Picking up the baseball bat , he strode to the
prostrate man and stood over him . " Gently , gently , ” he cautioned himself under
his breath ...

Author: Guy Slaughter

Publisher: Write Way Publishing

ISBN: 1885173040

Category: Mafia

Page: 264

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Sam Jeffreys sold a book idea to a publisherand now he needs help from a friend who's been placed in the Federal Witness Protection Program. If his friend, Cornelius Nicora, a political boss, will spill the beans about the mafia, Jeffreys will have a blockbuster expos and his fortune will be made. Unfortunately, after locating Nicora, Nicora is murdered and Jeffreys is caught holding the smoking gun! Jeffreys has to cut a deal to get out of jail and find the real killers. He soon realizes that the real killers are harder to get away from than the police! And making matters worse, his editor, fearful of losing her first book, has him in her grips; and she's not about to let go until she gets a manuscript!
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Weird Realism

This display of strength led Baker to ask Foxx if he played baseball, and the rest
is a matter of American sports history. ... Although there was nothing impossible
or even improbable in the young boy's lifting of the plow, 127 The Whisperer in ...

Author: Graham Harman

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781780999074

Category: Philosophy

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As Hölderlin was to Martin Heidegger and Mallarmé to Jacques Derrida, so is H.P. Lovecraft to the Speculative Realist philosophers. Lovecraft was one of the brightest stars of the horror and science fiction magazines, but died in poverty and relative obscurity in the 1930s. In 2005 he was finally elevated from pulp status to the classical literary canon with the release of a Library of America volume dedicated to his work. The impact of Lovecraft on philosophy has been building for more than a decade. Initially championed by shadowy guru Nick Land at Warwick during the 1990s, he was later discovered to be an object of private fascination for all four original members of the twenty-first century Speculative Realist movement. In this book, Graham Harman extracts the basic philosophical concepts underlying the work of Lovecraft, yielding a weird realism capable of freeing continental philosophy from its current soul-crushing impasse. Abandoning pious references by Heidegger to Hölderlin and the Greeks, Harman develops a new philosophical mythology centered in such Lovecraftian figures as Cthulhu, Wilbur Whately, and the rat-like monstrosity Brown Jenkin. The Miskatonic River replaces the Rhine and the Ister, while Hölderlin's Caucasus gives way to Lovecraft's Antarctic mountains of madness.
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