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The Last Folk Hero

Author : Jeff Pearlman
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 774 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2022-10-25
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780358438717

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New York Times Bestseller • The ultimate gift for sports lovers By the author of Showtime—the source for HBO’s Winning Time—the definitive biography of mythic multi-sport star Bo Jackson. “A legendary tome on a legendary athlete." —Chris Herring, author of Blood in the Garden From the mid-1980s into the early 1990s, the greatest athlete of all time streaked across American sports and popular culture. Stadiums struggled to contain him. Clocks failed to capture his speed. His strength was legendary. His power unmatched. Video game makers turned him into an invincible character—and they were dead-on. He climbed (and walked across) walls, splintered baseball bats over his knee, turned oncoming tacklers into ground meat. He became the first person to simultaneously star in two major professional sports, and overtook Michael Jordan as America’s most recognizable pitchman. He was on our televisions, in our magazines, plastered across billboards. He was half man, half myth. Then, almost overnight, he was gone. He was Bo Jackson. Drawing on an astonishing 720 original interviews, New York Times bestselling sportswriter Jeff Pearlman captures as never before the elusive truth about Jackson, Auburn University’s transcendent Heisman Trophy winner, superstar of both the NFL and Major League Baseball and ubiquitous “Bo Knows” Nike pitchman. Did Bo really jump over a parked Volkswagen? (Yes.) Did he actually run a 4.13 40? (Yes.) During the 1991 flight that nearly killed every member of the Chicago White Sox, was he in the cockpit trying to help? (Oddly, yes. Or no. Or … maybe.) Bo Jackson isn’t Jim Thorpe. He’s not Deion Sanders, either. No, Bo Jackson is Paul Bunyan. The Last Folk Hero is the true tale of Bo Jackson that only “master storyteller” (NPR.org) Jeff Pearlman could tell.

Summary of Jeff Pearlman's The Last Folk Hero

Author : Milkyway Media
Publisher : Milkyway Media
Page : 36 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2023-06-06
Category : Study Aids
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Summary of Jeff Pearlman's The Last Folk Hero by Milkyway Media Pdf

Buy now to get the main key ideas from Jeff Pearlman's The Last Folk Hero In The Last Folk Hero (2022), sportswriter Jeff Pearlman explores the extraordinary career and enigmatic persona of Bo Jackson, the iconic athlete who excelled in both pro football and baseball after starring at Auburn University, where he won the Heisman Trophy. Pearlman delves into Jackson’s upbringing, his college years, and his meteoric rise to fame, as well as the end of his pro sports career and its aftermath. Pearlman paints a nuanced portrait, showcasing both his good and bad sides.

The Last Folk Hero

Author : Andrew Dietz
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 392 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : African American art
ISBN : UOM:39015047303576

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Bo Knows Bo

Author : Bo Jackson,Dick Schaap
Publisher : Doubleday Books
Page : 244 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 1990
Category : African American baseball players
ISBN : 0385416202

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Bo Knows Bo by Bo Jackson,Dick Schaap Pdf

Biography of a ball player.

Sweetness

Author : Jeff Pearlman
Publisher : Avery
Page : 496 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2012-08-28
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781592407378

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Sweetness by Jeff Pearlman Pdf

The definitive biography of Chicago Bears and Hall of Fame superstar Walter Payton. Based on meticulous research and interviews with nearly 700 contacts, an unforgettable portrait that describes a man who lived his life just like he played the game: at full speed.

Boys Will Be Boys

Author : Jeff Pearlman
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 416 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2009-10-06
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9780061982385

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Boys Will Be Boys by Jeff Pearlman Pdf

New York Times bestseller From celebrated sports writer Jeff Pearlman, author of The Bad Guys Won, a rollicking, completely unabashed account of the glory days of the legendary Dallas Cowboys They were called America's Team. Led by Emmitt Smith, the charismatic Deion "Prime Time" Sanders, Hall of Famers Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin—and lorded over by swashbuckling, power-hungry owner Jerry Jones and his two hard-living coaches, Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer—the Cowboys seemed indomitable on the football field throughout the 1990s. Off the field the 'Boys were a dysfunctional circus, fueled by ego, sex, drugs, and jaw-dropping excess. What they achieved on game day was astonishing; what they did the rest of the week was unbelievable. Boys Will Be Boys is the story of the Dallas Cowboys in their prime—a team of wild-partying, out-of-control glory-hounds that won three Super Bowls in four years and earned their rightful place in sports lore as the most beloved and despised dynasty in NFL history.

The Bad Guys Won

Author : Jeff Pearlman
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2009-10-13
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9780061851964

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"Jeff Pearlman has captured the swagger of the '86 Mets. You don't have to be a Mets fan to enjoy this book—it's a great read for all baseball enthusiasts." —Philadelphia Daily News Award-winning Sports Illustrated baseball writer Jeff Pearlman returns to an innocent time when a city worshipped a man named Mookie and the Yankees were the second-best team in New York. It was 1986, and the New York Mets won 108 regular-season games and the World Series, capturing the hearts (and other assorted body parts) of fans everywhere. But their greatness on the field was nearly eclipsed by how bad they were off it. Led by the indomitable Keith Hernandez and the young dynamic duo of Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry, along with the gallant Scum Bunch, the Amazin’s left a wide trail of wreckage in their wake—hotel rooms, charter planes, a bar in Houston, and most famously Bill Buckner and the hated Boston Red Sox. With an unforgettable cast of characters—including Doc, Straw, the Kid, Nails, Mex, and manager Davey Johnson—this “affectionate but critical look at this exciting season” (Publishers Weekly) celebrates the last of baseball’s arrogant, insane, rock-and-roll-and-party-all-night teams, exploring what could have been, what should have been, and what never was.

Gunslinger

Author : Jeff Pearlman
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 469 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2016-10-25
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780544453678

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Gunslinger by Jeff Pearlman Pdf

“Over two decades, Brett Favre was as compelling a figure as any in the National Football League. He alone was 'Must-See TV.' In Gunslinger, Jeff Pearlman provides an extraordinary look at every facet of the life of a man who performed on sport's grandest stage and who had one helluva time along the way.”—Al Michaels In Gunslinger, Jeff Pearlman tells Brett Favre’s story for the first time, charting his unparalleled journey from a rough rural childhood and lackluster high school football career to landing the last scholarship at Southern Mississippi, to a car accident that nearly took his life, and eventually to the NFL and Green Bay, where he restored the Packers to greatness and inspired a fan base as passionate as any in the game. Yet he struggled with demons: addiction, infidelity, the loss of his father, and a fraught, painfully prolonged exit from the game he loved, a game he couldn’t bear to leave. Gritty and revelatory, Gunslinger is a big sports biography of the highest order, a fascinating portrait of the man with the rocket arm whose life has been one of triumph, fame, tragedy, embarrassment, and—ultimately—redemption. “The compelling, complete story of his legend, and his faults.”—Chicago Tribune

Folk Heroes and Heroines around the World

Author : Graham Seal,Kim Kennedy White
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 793 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2016-03-14
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9798216085263

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This comprehensive collection of folk hero tales builds on the success of the first edition by providing readers with expanded contextual information on story characters from the Americas to Zanzibar. Despite the tremendous differences between cultures and ethnicities across the world, all of them have folk heroes and heroines—real and imagined—that have been represented in tales, legends, songs, and verse. These stories persist through time and space, over generations, even through migrations to new countries and languages. This encyclopedia is a one-stop source for broad coverage of the world's folk hero tales. Geared toward high school and early college readers, the book opens with an overview of folk heroes and heroines that provides invaluable context and then presents a chronology. The book is divided into two main sections: the first provides entries on the major types and themes; the second addresses specific folk tale characters organized by continent with folk hero entries organized alphabetically. Each entry provides cross references as well as a list of further readings. Continent sections include a bibliography for additional research. The book concludes with an alphabetical list of heroes and an index of hero types.

Stan Rogers

Author : Chris Gudgeon
Publisher : Kingston, Ont. : Fox Music Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2015-02-25
Category : Folk singers
ISBN : 1894997018

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Stan Rogers by Chris Gudgeon Pdf

For true aficionados of Stan Rogers and his works, this book is a gem. Written with compassion and affection, it is a biography of the man and his career, and also contains his song lyrics, an article written for a folk music publication, and a radio play he penned.

Finn McCoul

Author : Brian Gleeson
Publisher : ABDO
Page : 40 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2005-01-01
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 159679223X

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Finn McCoul by Brian Gleeson Pdf

Retells the Irish folktale in which the gaint Finn McCoul and his very clever wife defeat the brutish giant Cuculin.

Folk Hero

Author : Katheryn Maddox Haddad
Publisher : Northern Lights Publishing House
Page : 281 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2015-03-11
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781948462723

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Book 4, FOLK HERO: This is a lyrical novel with the reader allowed to give opinions right in the story. And at the end of each chapter are discussion questions, ancient historical records cited, and scriptures used as a basis for the story. At the end of the book are suggested chapter readings for special occasions. It also has a three-page bibliography of all books consulted while writing all eight volumes of "Soul Journey With the Real Jesus". This is not just a novel. It is much more. ============= Religious leaders cornered him, theologians stalked him, the wealthy helped him. For the commoner he conquered demons, controlled nature, created food, destroyed death. Hometown friends tried to kill him, while cousin John gained a glory home. Come meet the people who met Jesus. You are one of them. Probably you are several of them. Go ahead and struggle with him as they did. Laugh. Cry. Do mental battle with him. Emotional battle too. Fight for your faith as they fought. Pause to listen for what you've never heard before. Then touch Jesus. This is the story of faith in the impossible. Hope in the inconceivable. Love for the invincible. It is the dreams of youth, the desperations of infirmity, the hopes of age, and the song of eternity. Follow the suspense as each person in Jesus' life comes to terms with who they are, and who Jesus is. It is the story of doubts explained away, animosities melted away, misunderstandings cleared away. It is your story and mine. For deep within each of us is everyone who ever met and struggled with Jesus. It is the story of doubts explained away, animosities melted away, misunderstandings cleared away. It is your story and mine. For deep within each of us is everyone who ever met and struggled with Jesus. . This is a lyrical novel with the reader is inserted into the story. And at the end of each chapter are discussion questions, ancient historical records cited, and scriptures used as a basis for the story. At the end of the book are suggested chapter readings for special occasions. It also has a three-page bibliography of all books consulted while writing all eight volumes of "They Met Jesus." This is not just a novel. It is much more.

Baseball Prospectus 2022

Author : Baseball Prospectus
Publisher : Baseball Prospectus
Page : 1044 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2022-02-28
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9781950716920

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Baseball Prospectus 2022 by Baseball Prospectus Pdf

The 2022 edition of The New York Times Bestselling Guide. PLAY BALL! The 27th edition of this industry-leading baseball annual contains all of the important statistics, player predictions and insider-level commentary that readers have come to expect, along with significant improvements to several statistics that were created by, and are exclusive to, Baseball Prospectus, and an expanded focus on international players and teams. Baseball Prospectus 2022 provides fantasy players and insiders alike with prescient PECOTA projections, which The New York Times called “the überforecast of every player’s performance.” With more than 50 Baseball Prospectus alumni currently working for major-league baseball teams, nearly every organization has sought the advice of current or former BP analysts, and readers of Baseball Prospectus 2022 will understand why!

The Rocket That Fell to Earth

Author : Jeff Pearlman
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2009-03-24
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780061886720

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The Rocket That Fell to Earth by Jeff Pearlman Pdf

“Pearlman’s book develops a stark, unsparing picture of Clemens’s life that surpasses anything that’s come before.” —Boston Globe New York Times bestselling author Jeff Pearlman reconstructs pitcher Roger Clemens's life—from his Ohio childhood to the mounds of Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium—to reveal a flawed and troubled man whose rage for baseball immortality took him to superhuman heights before he crashed down to earth. A fearless, hard-nosed Texan with a 98-mph fastball and a propensity to throw at the heads of opposing hitters, Roger “the Rocket” Clemens won 354 games, an unprecedented seven Cy Young Awards, and two World Series trophies over the course of twenty-four seasons. But the statistics and hoopla obscured a far darker story—one of playoff chokes, womanizing (including a long-term affair with a teenage country singer), violent explosions, steroid and human growth hormone use. . . and an especially dark secret that Clemens spent a lifetime trying to hide: a family tragedy involving drugs and, ultimately, death.

John Henry

Author : Brad Kessler
Publisher : ABDO
Page : 40 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : African Americans
ISBN : 1591977649

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John Henry by Brad Kessler Pdf

This is a larger-than-life tale about the African American hero who was born with a hammer in his hand. Join John Henry on a scenic journey from cotton country to the wilderness, where he finds men of all colors working together to build a great railroad. In no time, John Henry becomes king of the railroad camps by driving more steel than any man alive. And, in an exciting contest that pits man against machine, he single-handedly out-performs a new-fangled steam drill. This rousing tale delivers an inspirational message about pride and perseverance.