The Best American Sports Writing


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Category: Sports
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The Best American Sports Writing 2009


Author: Leigh Montville,Glenn Stout
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9780547069715
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 376
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Includes articles chosen from magazines and newspapers on topics ranging from bullfighting to basketball, baseball, and boxing

The Best American Magazine Writing 2009


Author: American Society of Magazine Editors,Chris Anderson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231147965
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 448
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Showcases articles written by a variety of journalists judged as finalists or winners in a contest sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors, and addresses topics ranging from reporting to feature writing.

The Best American Sports Writing 2008


Author: Glenn Stout,William Nack
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9780618751181
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 407
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Includes articles chosen from magazines and newspapers on topics ranging from bullfighting to basketball, baseball, and boxing

The Best American Travel Writing 2009


Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9780618858668
Category: Travel
Page: 384
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Acclaimed writer Simon Winchester brings his keen literary eye to this year's volume of the finest travel writing from the past year. "Full of insights, humor, the exotic and distant, and the ordinary and near" (Library Journal) this collection finds "a perfect mix of exotic locale and elegant prose" (Publishers Weekly).

Ten Things Every Writer Needs to Know


Author: Jeff Anderson
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571108106
Category: Education
Page: 287
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Whether writing a blog entry or a high-stakes test essay, fiction or nonfiction, short story or argumentation, students need to know certain things in order to write effectively. In 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know, Jeff Anderson focuses on developing the concepts and application of ten essential aspects of good writing--motion, models, focus, detail, form, frames, cohesion, energy, words, and clutter. Throughout the book, Jeff provides dozens of model texts, both fiction and nonfiction, that bring alive the ten things every writer needs to know. By analyzing strong mentor texts, young writers learn what is possible and experiment with the strategies professional writers use. Students explore, discover, and apply what makes good writing work. Jeff dedicates a chapter to each of the ten things every writer needs to know and provides mini-lessons, mentor texts, writing process strategies, and classroom tips that will motivate students to confidently and competently take on any writing task. With standardized tests and Common Core Curriculum influencing classrooms nationwide, educators must stay true to what works in writing instruction. 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know keeps teachers on track--encouraging, discovering, inspiring, reminding, and improving writing through conversation, inquiry, and the support of good writing behaviors.

The Best American Sports Writing 2011

The Best American Series
Author: Jane Leavy,Glenn Stout
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547678479
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 384
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The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected—and most popular—of its kind. The Best American Sports Writing 2011 includes Paul Solotaroff, Sally Jenkins, Wells Tower, John McPhee, David Dobbs, Wright Thompson, P. J. O’Rourke, Selena Roberts, and others

The Best American Sports Writing 2013


Author: Glenn Stout,J. R. Moehringer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547884575
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 384
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J. R. Moehringer, a Pulitzer Prize–winning feature writer and the author of The Tender Bar, has selected the best in sports writing from the past year. Chosen from more than 350 national, regional, and specialty publications and, increasingly, the top sports blogs, this collection showcases those journalists who are at the top of their game.

Best AltWeekly Writing 2009 & 2010


Author: Association of Alternative Newsweeklies
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810127377
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 433
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Alternative newsweeklies have long covered the most provocative stories with some of the country's sharpest writing and reporting. And with the decline of the mainstream media, alternative weeklies now serve as a bulwark against the disappearance of local print coverage. Best AltWeekly Writing 2009 & 2010, edited by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN), showcases articles that won the AAN's AltWeekly Awards in 2009 and 2010. These pieces embody the in-depth investigative journalism, narrative style, and defiant viewpoints that have made alternative newsweeklies an essential part of our media landscape. Included are music criticism from the Village Voice and election coverage from City Pages and the Texas Observer, as well as news and features from Westword, Washington City Paper, the Arkansas Times, Folio Weekly, and LEO Weekly. Pieces are accompanied by interviews with the reporters who wrote them, giving an insider's look at the story behind the story.

The Making of Slap Shot

Behind the Scenes of the Greatest Hockey Movie Ever Made
Author: Jonathon Jackson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470160152
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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How a movie about minor league hockey became a box office hit-and an international cult classic Even thirty-odd years after Slap Shot's release, diehard hockey fans can still recite scenes of dialogue by heart, making lines like "putting on the foil" just common argot for the devoted. Yet many may be surprised to learn that the true story behind the making of the film is as captivating as the film itself. In The Making of Slap Shot, veteran sports writer Jonathon Jackson lets fans not only relive just how the film was made, but brings to light surprising facts (i.e., Al Pacino was the first choice for the role of Reggie Dunlop; almost every scene-even the absurd and unbelievable ones-depicts a real life event). With access to those involved in the making of the film, he brings to life some of the magic behind the creation of memorable scenes and characters, especially the Charleston Chiefs, one of the most popular fictional sports teams in history. Based on interviews with over 50 cast members, production staff, and anyone of note involved in the film's creation Destined to be a collectible and keepsake (along with the jerseys, bobbleheads, and other paraphernalia associated with the film), The Making of Slapshot is a must for fans eager to learn even more about their favorite film.

Digital Talking Books Plus


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The Best American Travel Writing 2012


Author: William T. Vollmann,Jason Wilson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547808976
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 231
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Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.

Talking Book Topics


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Category: Talking books
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A Door in the Ocean

A Memoir
Author: David McGlynn
Publisher: Catapult
ISBN: 1619020890
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 280
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On a warm September night in 1991, in a quiet neighborhood north of Houston, Texas, David McGlynns closest friend and teammate on the high school swimming team is found murdered on his living room floor. As the crime goes unsolved and his friends turn to drugs and violence, McGlynn is vulnerable, rootless, searching for answers. He is drawn into the eccentric and often radical world of evangelical Christianity—a journey that leads him to a proselytizing campus fellowship in Southern California, on a mission to Australia, and to Salt Lake City, where a second swimming–related tragedy leaves him doubting the authenticity of his beliefs. In his post–evangelical life, he finds himself exiled from his parents, plunged into financial chaos, and caught off–guard by the prospect of fatherhood. A new job offers hope for a new beginning, until the possibility of losing his newborn son forces him to confront the nature of everything he believes. The memoirs concluding chapter, which appeared in The Best American Sports Writing 2009, celebrates the authors love for swimming, the enduring metaphor for his faith and the setting for many of his lifes momentous occasions. Rough Water charts the violent origins of one young mans faith and the struggle to find meaning in the midst of lifes painful uncertainties.

Sports Ethics for Sports Management Professionals


Author: Patrick K. Thornton,Walter T. Champion,Larry Ruddell,Lawrence S. Ruddell
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 0763743844
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 500
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The Best American Short Stories 2009


Author: Alice Sebold,Heidi Pitlor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Presents a collection of stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada

The Billion Dollar Game

Behind the Scenes of the Greatest Day In American Sport - Super Bowl Sunday
Author: Allen St. John
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385529279
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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A fascinating portrait of the National Football League, the Super Bowl, and all the position players who come together to create the biggest cultural phenomenon in American sports. Think the Super Bowl is only about two teams of titans clashing on the field? Think again. The Super Bowl is about fans, hundreds of millions of fans. It’s about money, more money than the GDP of twenty-five sovereign nations. It’s about precision, the timing of everything from the notorious commercials to the epic halftime show. And it’s about the vision and skill of designing a state-of-the-art stadium to house the great show. Here, Allen St. John reveals how America’s biggest sporting event is more than just a couple hours on a Sunday: it’s a high stakes, real-life dramatic story, with millions of participants all hoping for the same thing—the greatest game ever. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Young Woman and the Sea

How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Inspired the World
Author: Glenn Stout
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547561415
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
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In 1926, before skirt lengths inched above the knee and before anyone was ready to accept that a woman could test herself physically, a plucky American teenager named Trudy Ederle captured the imagination of the world when she became the first woman to swim the English Channel. It was, and still is, a feat more incredible and uncommon than scaling Mount Everest. Upon her return to the United States, "Trudy of America" became the most famous woman in the world. And just as quickly, she disappeared from the public eye. Set against the backdrop of the roaring 1920s, Young Woman and the Sea is the dramatic and inspiring story of Ederle’s pursuit of a goal no one believed possible, and the price she paid. The moment Trudy set foot on land, triumphant, she had shattered centuries of stereotypes and opened doors for generations of women to come. A truly magnetic and often misunderstood character whose story is largely forgotten, Trudy Ederle comes alive in these pages through Glenn Stout’s exhaustive new research.

Everything They Had

Sports Writing from David Halberstam
Author: David Halberstam
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 0316312231
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 432
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"Sometimes sports mirrors society, sometimes it allows us to understand the larger society a little better. But mostly, it is a world of entertainment of talented and driven young men and women who do certain things with both skill and passion." --David Halberstam David Halberstam was a distinguished journalist and historian of American politics. He was also a sports writer. Everything They Had brings together for the first time his articles from newspapers and magazines, a wide-ranging collection edited by Glenn Stout, selected over the full scope of Halberstam's five decades as one of America's most honored journalists. These are dazzling portraits of some of the most compelling sports figures of our era, the superstars of popular sports like basketball, football, and baseball, but also fishing, soccer, and rowing, and the amateur athletes who play for the love of the game. In "My Dinner with Theodore," Halberstam recounts his long anticipated--and unforgettable--meeting with Red Sox legend Ted Williams. Against the backdrop of 1960s Nashville, he beautifully recounts a lifelong love of football in "How I Fell in Love with the NFL." And "Men Without Women," set on a fishing expedition in Patagonia, is more than a hunt for giant brown trout--it is a story of fishing, friendship, and fellowship. These and many more stories exemplify the breadth and depth of David Halberstam's devotion to diverse sports and his respect and fascination for the men and women who play them so well. The result is an intimate and personal collection that reveals the issues and the ideals David Halberstam cared about--racial equality, friendship, loyalty, and character--and creates a vivid and unforgettable portrait of the author himself. Everything They Had takes its rightful place alongside Halberstam's bestselling sports titles, which include The Breaks of the Game, The Amateurs, Summer of '49, and The Education of a Coach.

The Best American Sports Writing 2007


Author: David Maraniss,Glenn Stout
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9780618751167
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 367
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Includes articles chosen from magazines and newspapers on topics ranging from bullfighting to basketball, baseball, and boxing