The Greatest Player Who Never Lived

A Golf Story
Author: J. Michael Veron
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307434214
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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When Charley Hunter goes to work as a summer intern at a prestigious Atlanta law firm, he has no idea that his passion for golf will come into play on the job. Stumbling onto a yellowed file containing correspondence between Beau Stedman, an astonishingly talented teenage golfer, and the legendary Bobby Jones (once a partner at the firm), Hunter finds himself embroiled in a decades-old murder case–and searching for an invisible champion who won nearly all his matches with the masters. As Hunter unravels the facts of Stedman’s case, his hunger for the truth is matched only by his deepening reverence for the game, one that leads him to a heart-stopping courtroom showdown between golf’s most powerful association and a family torn apart by buried secrets. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Greatest Course That Never Was

A Novel
Author: J. Michael Veron
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307434203
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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When Charley Hunter first discovered the astonishing golfing prodigy Beau Stedman in The Greatest Player Who Never Lived, he broke the biggest story in golf history. But now, just as Charley is settling down into his budding legal career at a prestigious Atlanta law firm, strange notes clipped to obituaries start to arrive. Curious as to their origin, he tracks down the sender–an old caddie from Augusta National named Moonlight McIntrye–and Charley finds himself drawn into another tangled mystery surrounding a hidden golf course. Driven by his passion for the game and a hunger for the truth, Charley dives into the most riveting, high-stakes mystery yet, another terrific golf story that will entice and delight fans and newcomers alike. Join Charley and Moonlight in their search for The Greatest Course That Never Was. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Caddie


Author: J. Michael Veron
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466853042
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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J. Michael Veron is the acclaimed author of The Greatest Player Who Never Lived and The Greatest Course That Never Was. His work has earned him the title of "master of fiction" from USA Today has called him "The John Grisham of Golf." In addition, The New York Times hailed The Greatest Player as "Golf's Literary Rookie of the Year," and the Seattle Times ranked The Greatest Player as second on its all-time list of "Five Wonderful Golf Books." At one time, The Greatest Player and The Greatest Course were the first and third best-selling sports fiction in the country. Now, J. Michael Veron returns with his most intriguing work yet.... The caddie occupies the most unique position in all of sports. He is a coach who doesn't have to stay on the sidelines, a waterboy who doesn't have to wait for timeouts, a psychologist who doesn't have a couch, and a fan who doesn't have to buy a ticket. In Bobby Reeves' case, he's also a bail bondsman, not to mention a savior who will attempt to help him resurrects his game - and his life - in most unexpected ways. From a jail cell in Baton Rouge to the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, the gifted but troubled golfer and his mysterious caddie travel a remarkable path to great courses and to redemption. With his trademark style and golf expertise, J. Michael Veron has once again crafted a remarkable golf story.

The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw

The Robin Friday Story
Author: Paolo Hewitt,Paul McGuigan
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 178057021X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 192
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Robin Friday was an exceptional footballer who should have played for England. He never did. Robin Friday was a brilliant player who could have played in the top flight. He never did. Why? Because Robin Friday was a man who would not bow down to anyone, who refused to take life seriously and who lived every moment as if it were his last. For anyone lucky enough to have seen him play, Robin Friday was up there with the greats. Take it from one who knows: 'There is no doubt in my mind that if someone had taken a chance on him he would have set the top division alight,' says the legendary Stan Bowles. 'He could have gone right to the top, but he just went off the rails a bit.' Loved and admired by everyone who saw him, Friday also had a dark side: troubled, strong-minded, reckless, he would end up destroying himself. Tragically, after years of alcohol and drug abuse, he died at the age of 38 without ever having fulfilled his potential. The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw provides the first full appreciation of a man too long forgotten by the world of football, and, along with a forthcoming film based on Friday's life, with a screenplay by co-author Paolo Hewitt, this book will surely give him the cult status he deserves.

Dream Team

How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever
Author: Jack McCallum
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345520491
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 358
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Documents the story of the Olympic squad that won the gold at the 1992 Barcelona Games, assessing the achievements and legacy of some of the NBA's greatest players, including Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, and Charles Barkley.

The Greatest Game Ever Played

Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf
Author: Mark Frost
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1401381863
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 496
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THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED is the story of Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon, who in pursuit of their passion for a game that captivated them as children, broke down rigid social barriers that made their sport accessible to everyone on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond, positioning golf as one of the most widely played games in the world. Ouimet and Vardon were two men from different generations and vastly different corners of the world whose lives, unbeknownst to them at the time, bore remarkable similarities, setting them on parallel paths that led with a kind of fated inevitability to their epic battle at Brookline years in the future. This collision resulted in the big bang' that gave rise to the sport of golf as we know it today. For Mark Frost, Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon represent everything that's right about sports in general and sportsmen in particular; gentlemen, champions, teachers, leaders, and each in their own quiet way, heroes. In THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED, Frost attempts to create penetrating studies of both of these men, along with over dozens of the game's seminal figures, within the dramatic framework offered by the tournament when they finally met, one of the most thrilling sports events in history, the 1913 U.S. Open.

The Greatest Story Ever Told

A Tale of the Greatest Life Ever Lived
Author: Fulton Oursler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781494081621
Category:
Page: 316
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This is a new release of the original 1949 edition.

Golf's Three Noble Truths

The Fine Art of Playing Awake
Author: James Ragonnet
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577317343
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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The Buddha’s seven years of wandering in search of enlightenment ended in frustration. So did the author’s thirty years of traversing golf courses. Neither found what they were looking for until they stopped searching outside and started looking within. The result for James Ragonnet was the kind of “second birthday” Eastern thinkers describe when “you wake up to everything happening around you.” Through delightful anecdotes and practical lessons, Ragonnet reveals the power of awareness, balance, and unity to banish the dissatisfaction and stagnation so many golfers experience. He shows how “all golf Buddhas — Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Annika Sorenstam, Tiger Woods — play with their outer and inner eyes wide open,” describes his twelfth-green OOGE (“out-of-golf-experience”), and offers readers simple truths that prompt flashes of understanding. These insights invite birdies, drop handicaps, and transform experience both on and off the course.

They Called Me God

The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived
Author: Doug Harvey,Peter Golenbock
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476748810
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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The incredible memoir from the man voted one of the “Best Umpires of All Time” by the Society of American Baseball Research—filled with more than three decades of fascinating baseball stories. Doug Harvey was a California farm boy, a high school athlete who nevertheless knew that what he really wanted was to become an unsung hero—a major league umpire. Working his way through the minor leagues, earning three hundred dollars a month, he survived just about everything, even riots in stadiums in Puerto Rico. And while players and other umps hit the bars at night, Harvey memorized the rule book. In 1962, he broke into the big leagues and was soon listening to rookie Pete Rose worrying that he would be cut by the Reds and laying down the law with managers such as Tommy Lasorda and Joe Torre. This colorful memoir takes you behind the plate for some of baseball’s most memorable moments, including Roberto Clemente’s three thousandth and final hit; the heroic three-and-two pinch-hit home run by Kirk Gibson in the ’88 World Series; and the nail-biting excitement of the ’68 World Series. But beyond the drama, Harvey turned umpiring into an art. He was a man so respected, whose calls were so feared and infallible, that the players called him “God.” And through it all, he lived by three rules: never take anything from a player, never back down from a call, and never carry a grudge. A book for anyone who loves baseball, They Called Me God is a funny and fascinating tale of on- and off-the-field action, peopled by unforgettable characters from Bob Gibson to Nolan Ryan, and a treatise on good umpiring techniques. In a memoir that transcends the sport, Doug Harvey tells a gripping story of responsibility, fairness, and honesty.

The Magician


Author: Ever Hayes
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781512215496
Category:
Page: 308
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This is a golf story... Then it isn't. This isn't a love story... Then it is. Orphaned by the tragic events of September 11, 2001, a boy simply known as "Stellar" finds his home among the homeless on the cold and often ruthless streets of New York City. When the game of golf and a change of setting help him recover from a devastating setback, he's propelled into a new life of hopes and dreams that have little to do with sports... And everything to do with love. This is the epic life story of "The Magician."

A Good Walk Spoiled

Days and Nights on the PGA Tour
Author: John Feinstein
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316378011
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 496
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In the highly acclaimed bestseller A Good Walk Spoiled, John Feinstein captures the world of professional golf as it has never been captured before. Traveling with the golfers on the PGA Tour, Feinstein gets inside the heads of the game's greatest players as well as its struggling wannabes. Meet superstars like Nick Price, who nailed a fifty-foot putt at the seventeenth to win the British Open, and Paul Azinger, who marked his return from a bout with cancer with an emotional appearance at the Buick Open. Go behind the scenes for Davis Love III's unforgettable come-from-behind victory in the Ryder Cup. In golf, Feinstein eloquently relates, the line that separates triumph from disappointment is incredibly fine. "One week you've discovered the secret to the game; the next week you never want to play it again".

Sherlock Holmes

The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die
Author: Other
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473502640
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 256
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Ever since his creation, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled readers. Our perception of him and his faithful companion, Dr Watson, has been shaped by a long line of film, TV and theatre adaptations. This richly illustrated book, compiled by Alex Werner, Head of History Collections at the Museum of London, is an essential guide to the great fictional detective and his world. Using the museum's unrivalled collections of photographs, paintings and original artefacts, it illuminates the capital city that inspired the Sherlock Holmes stories, in particular its fogs, Hansom cabs, criminal underworld, famous landmarks and streets. Accompanying the landmark exhibition at the Museum of London, the first since 1951, this book explores how Arthur Conan Doyle's creation of Sherlock Holmes has transcended literature and continues to attract audiences to this day. Authoritatively written by leading experts, headed by Sir David Cannadine, this thought-provoking companion sheds new light on the famous sleuth and reveals the truth behind the fiction, over 125 years after the first Sherlock Holmes story was written.

The Greatest Life Ever Lived

A Survey of the Life of Christ
Author: Robert Walton
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781490501468
Category:
Page: 244
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The life and ministry of Jesus serve as the focal point, not only of the Bible, but indeed of all human history. The entirety of God's revelation to man points toward, describes, and then flows from the incarnation, death, and resurrection of the Son of God. Thus a proper understanding of the life of Christ is essential in order to comprehend everything from Creation to Consummation, the meaning and direction of history, and the significance of each individual life. Pilate's question, "What shall I do with Jesus, who is called Christ?" (Matthew 27:22) is decisive in the eternal destiny of every person who lives on this earth. As the Apostle John indicates, the Gospel narratives were written "so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you might have life in His name" (John 20:31). They were intended to elicit faith in Christ as Savior, not to serve as the object of academic study. At the same time, when Jesus said to the Pharisees, "You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life" (John 5:39), He was not criticizing their extensive study of the Word, but rather the fact that they did so without faith. The Gospels must therefore be studied with a desire to know personally the Messiah of whom they speak. Knowledge without personal application is as fruitless today as it was among the religious leaders to whom Jesus spoke two thousand years ago. The fact that God has given us four Gospels is a source of great richness in our search for the Savior of whom they speak, but it has also been the basis for much criticism. It is no accident that one of the earliest apologetic works written in the Early Church was a harmony of the Gospels (Tatian's Diatessaron). Pagan philosophers and Jewish scholars alike pointed to supposed contradictions in the Gospels in an effort to discredit their reliability and authority. In modern times, critical scholars have gone even further, denying the traditional authorship of the books and suggesting that they were written by people who lived long after the time of Christ and never knew Him personally. Studying the life of Christ in the form of a harmony, weaving the Gospel narratives together into a smooth whole, can thus serve an apologetic as well as devotional purpose, enabling the believer to "be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you" (I Peter 3:15). Note, however, that the task is complicated by the fact that Jesus undoubtedly said many of the things recorded in the Gospels on multiple occasions during his ministry of approximately three and a half years. Many scholars since the time of Tatian have attempted to harmonize the Gospel narratives, and the results vary in many particulars. In this text I have relied mostly on A.T. Robertson's classic Harmony of the Gospels (1932) while supplementing it with other sources. Most efforts to create a chronology of the life and ministry of Jesus have assumed that Mark, Luke, and John are basically chronological, while Matthew tends to group material topically, leading the writers to build their harmonies around either Mark or Luke. Robertson succeeds more than most in retaining the sequence of all three narratives other than Matthew, and thus I have chosen to use his work as the foundation for this book. Another issue that arises when studying the life of Christ as recorded in the Gospels is the problem of matching it with what we know about the history of the Roman Empire at the time of Jesus. Luke gives more chronological markers than the other Gospel writers, but the range of times associated with the rulers he mentions still leaves quite a bit of room for controversy. The dating scheme I have chosen to follow has Jesus being born around 6 BC, beginning His public ministry in 29 AD, and going to the Cross during the Passover in 33 AD.

All the Lives We Never Lived


Author: Anuradha Roy
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0857058150
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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"A writer of great subtlety and intelligence . . . a beautifully written and compelling story of how families fall apart and what remains of the aftermath" Kamila Shamsie, winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018 "The book everyone is talking about for the summer" Lorraine Candy, Sunday Times In my childhood, I was known as the boy whose mother had run off with an Englishman" - so begins the story of Myshkin and his mother, Gayatri, who is driven to rebel against tradition and follow her artist's instinct for freedom. Freedom of a different kind is in the air across India. The fight against British rule is reaching a critical turn. The Nazis have come to power in Germany. At this point of crisis, two strangers arrive in Gayatri's town, opening up for her the vision of other possible lives. What took Myshkin's mother from India to Dutch-held Bali in the 1930s, ripping a knife through his comfortingly familiar environment? Excavating the roots of the world in which he was abandoned, Myshkin comes to understand the connections between anguish at home and a war-torn universe overtaken by patriotism. Anuradha Roy's enthralling novel is a powerful parable for our times, telling the story of men and women trapped in a dangerous era uncannily similar to the present. Impassioned, elegiac, and gripping, it brims with the same genius that has brought Roy's earlier fiction international renown. "One of India's greatest living authors" - O, The Oprah Magazine "Roy's writing is a joy" - Financial Times

Michael Jordan

The Life
Author: Roland Lazenby
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316228761
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 720
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"It's not every day that I'm blown away by a book about a sports figure. But MICHAEL JORDAN: THE LIFE, by Roland Lazenby, ranks up there with the very best: The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn, Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger, and Joe DiMaggio by Richard Ben Cramer. The depth of reporting, his frequent ascent into poetry, and his intelligent analysis of the life of this complicated, fascinating American icon deserve Pulitzer Prize consideration. For the first time I understand what makes Michael Jordan tick. I was captivated, fascinated and beguiled from beginning to end." -- Peter Golenbock, New York Times-bestselling author of George and In the Country of Brooklyn The definitive biography of a legendary athlete The Shrug. The Shot. The Flu Game. Michael Jordan is responsible for sublime moments so ingrained in sports history that they have their own names. When most people think of him, they think of his beautiful shots with the game on the line, his body totally in sync with the ball -- hitting nothing but net. But for all his greatness, this scion of a complex family from North Carolina's Coastal Plain has a darker side: he's a ruthless competitor and a lover of high stakes. There's never been a biography that encompassed the dual nature of his character and looked so deeply at Jordan on and off the court -- until now. Basketball journalist Roland Lazenby spent almost thirty years covering Michael Jordan's career in college and the pros. He witnessed Jordan's growth from a skinny rookie to the instantly recognizable global ambassador for basketball whose business savvy and success have millions of kids still wanting to be just like Mike. Yet Lazenby also witnessed the Michael Jordan whose drive and appetite are more fearsome and more insatiable than any of his fans could begin to know. Michael Jordan: The Life explores both sides of his personality to reveal the fullest, most compelling story of the man who is Michael Jordan. Lazenby draws on his personal relationships with Jordan's coaches; countless interviews with Jordan's friends, teammates, and family members; and interviews with Jordan himself to provide the first truly definitive study of Michael Jordan: the player, the icon, and the man.

The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

The Wisdom of Jesus in Achieving Unparalleled Success and Unshakable Happiness
Author: Steven K. Scott
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0385529430
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
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Just as the sun blinds our eyes to a sky filled with stars, Jesus’ deity can blind us to the unseen riches of His humanity. In The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived, Steven K. Scott reveals the hidden treasures to be found in Christ’s life as a human. When you learn from Jesus’ life on earth, your own life will be propelled to a whole new level of achievement, happiness, and success. As you look at Jesus’ life, you will learn how to: •Find new meanings that will raise your life to new heights. •Develop missions that will produce greater creativity and productivity. •Communicate messages that will move the minds and hearts of your listeners. •Act in a manner that attracts others, increases your value, and heightens your self-esteem. •Adopt a method that accelerates extraordinary success. •Discover your incredible worth. •Give and receive a type of love that is truer than any you have experienced before. Let the greatest Man who ever lived turn your purpose-driven life into a purpose-accomplished life! From the Hardcover edition.

LeBron James vs. the NBA

The Case for the NBA's Greatest Player
Author: Brendan Bowers,Ryan Jones
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633199207
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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Showcasing one of professional basketball's best players, this book spotlights the life and career of hardcourt superstar LeBron James. More than just a biography, it relates James' story while also establishing his prominent place in NBA history. By examining his skills and statistics in a variety of categories and comparing him to other NBA legends—including Magic Johnson, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, and more—the guide makes a strong case for James as basketball's greatest. Along the way, his best and most memorable moments are revisited, from his days as a high school stand-out in Akron, to his first stint with the Cavaliers, to "The Decision" to join the Miami Heat, and the show-stopping performance in the 2016 Finals to bring an NBA title back to Cleveland. LeBron James vs. The NBA is certain to stir up lively debate and is a must-have for Cavs fans and basketball buffs alike.

The Match

The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever
Author: Mark Frost
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401389996
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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The year: 1956. Four 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. Lowery 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.

A Life Well Played

My Stories
Author: Arnold Palmer
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250085942
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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The instant New York Times bestseller This book is Palmer’s parting gift to the world -- a treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom that readers, golfers and non-golfers alike, will celebrate and cherish. No one has won more fans around the world and no player has had a bigger impact on the sport of golf than Arnold Palmer. In fact, Palmer is considered by many to be the most important professional golfer in history, an American icon. In A Life Well Played, Palmer takes stock of the many experiences of his life, bringing new details and insights to some familiar stories and sharing new ones. This book is for Arnie's Army and all golf fans but it is more than just a golf book; Palmer had tremendous success off the course as well and is most notable for his exemplary sportsmanship and business success, while always giving back to the fans who made it all possible. Gracious, fair, and a true gentleman, "Arnie" was the gold standard of how to conduct yourself in your career, life, and relationships. Perfect for men and women of all ages, his final book offers advice and guidance, sharing personal stories of his career on the course, success in business, and the great relationships that gave meaning to his life.

Orr

My Story
Author: Bobby Orr
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101635649
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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NHL legend Bobby Orr tells his story from his Ontario childhood to his years with the Bruins and Blackhawks, to today in this New York Times bestseller. Bobby Orr is often referred to as the greatest defenseman ever to play the game of hockey. But all the brilliant achievements leave unsaid as much as they reveal. They don’t tell what inspired Orr, what drove him, what it was like for a shy small-town kid to suddenly land in the full glare of the media. They don’t tell what it was like when the agent he regarded as a brother betrayed him and left him in financial ruin. They don’t tell what he thinks of the game of hockey today. Now he breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself... Includes photographs