Sports & Recreation

Harvey Penick

Author: Kevin Robbins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 696

The first-ever biography of the iconic and beloved golf coach who caddied for Francis Ouimet, played with Ben Hogan, competed against Bobby Jones, shaped Ben Crenshaw, and distilled his golf wisdom into the Little Red Book, granting simplicity to a vexing yet beloved sport Millions of people were charmed by the homespun golf advice dispensed in Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book, a sports classic that went on to become the best-selling sports book of all time. Yet, beyond the Texas golf courses where Penick happily toiled for the better part of eight decades, few people knew the self-made golf pro who coaxed the best out of countless greats — Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, Betsy Rawls, Mickey Wright — all champions who considered Penick their coach and lifelong friend. In Harvey Penick, Kevin Robbins tells the story of this legendary steward of the game. From his first job as a caddie at age eight to his ascendance to head golf pro at the esteemed Austin Country Club to his playing days when he competed with Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen to his mentorship of some of golf’s finest players, Penick studied every nuance of the game. Along the way, he scribbled his observations and anecdotes, tips and tricks, and genuine love of the sport in his little red book, which ultimately became a gift to golfers everywhere. Part elegy to golf’s greatest teacher, part inquiry into his simple, impactful teachings, part history of golf over the past century, Harvey Penick is an exquisitely written sports biography.
Social Science

Rights and Wrongs

Author: William C. Heffernan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 149

View: 835

This book seeks to explain why the concept of justice is critical to the study of criminal justice. Heffernan makes such a case by treating state-sponsored punishment as the defining feature of criminal justice. In particular, this work accounts for the state’s role as a surrogate for victims of wrongdoing, and so makes it possible to integrate victimology scholarship into its justice-based framework. In arguing that punishment may be imposed only for wrongdoing, the book proposes a criterion for repudiating the legal paternalism that informs drug-possession laws. Rethinking the Foundations of Criminal Justice outlines steps for taming the state’s power to punish offenders; in particular, it draws on restorative justice research to outline possibilities for a penology that emphasizes offenders’ humanity. Through its examination of equality issues, the book integrates recent work on the social justice/criminal justice connection into the scholarly literature on punishment, and so will particularly appeal to those interested in criminal justice theory.
Political Science

Reproductive Rights and Wrongs

Author: Betsy Hartmann

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

View: 236

“Those involved in women’s health issues, Third World studies, and economic development should find food for thought” (Kirkus Reviews). This is an updated edition of the “influential study” (Publishers Weekly) of issues surrounding childbirth and the history of population control programs. Challenging conventional wisdom about overpopulation, and uncovering the deeper roots of poverty, environmental degradation, and gender inequalities, the author uses data and vivid case studies to explore how population control programs came to be promoted by powerful governments, foundations, and international agencies as an instrument of Cold War development and security policy. Mainly targeting poor women, these programs were designed to drive down birth rates as rapidly and cheaply as possible, with coercion often a matter of course. In the war on population growth, birth control was deployed as a weapon, rather than a tool of reproductive choice. Threaded throughout is the story of how international women’s health activists fought to reform population control and promote a new agenda of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. While their efforts bore fruit, obstacles remain. On one side is the anti-choice movement that wants to deny women access not only to abortion but to most methods of contraception. On the other is a resurgent, well-funded population control lobby that often obscures its motives with the language of women’s empowerment. Despite declining birth rates worldwide—average global family size is now 2.5 children—overpopulation alarm is on the rise, tied now to the threats of climate change and terrorism. Reproductive Rights and Wrongs reveals how these developments are rooted in the longer history and politics of population control. In this book, a new generation of readers will find knowledge and inspiration for the ongoing struggle to achieve reproductive rights and social, environmental, and gender justice.
Sports & Recreation

Mentored by the King

Author: Brad Brewer

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 837

“Arnold Palmer helped me become a better man, a more devoted husband, loving father, effective coach, and successful business executive.” Most people think of Arnold Palmer as the King of Golf. But for more than a quarter century, Brad Brewer has known and observed Palmer in the roles of employer, business partner, teacher, competitor, father, grandfather, philanthropist, and global celebrity. Above all, Arnold Palmer is Brad’s friend and mentor, a man whose character both on and off the links has taught Brad how to be a winner in life at large as well as at golf. Now Brad passes on the wisdom that he and others have learned from the King of Golf. Mentored by the King shares with you the true stories of other golfers who have competed with Palmer through the years, as well as Brad’s personal accounts of traveling, working, and just hanging out with Arnold. Best of all, though, this book lets you learn from the winning attitude and approach of the Legend, Arnold Palmer, in golf, business, and life. The secrets shared in Mentored by the King include: • some deceptively simple principles that can change your life • the magnetic attraction of excellence • the power of an optimistic outlook • why risking big is the ticket to living even bigger • the life force of victory: persistence • ... and plenty more. These quick, easy-to-read chapters let you step inside the mind and life of the King, Arnold Palmer, to glean insights that can boost you own trajectory toward a successful, satisfying life.
Sports & Recreation

The Inner Game of Golf

Author: W Timothy Gallwey

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page:

View: 187

How to improve your game and discover your true potential by increasing your concentration, willpower and confidence Every golfer, whether amateur or pro, who has ever picked up a club knows what it's like to get the yips - that feeling when you inexplicably lose control of your shot, and become overwhelmed by self-doubt, tension, fear of failure and anxiety. With a new introduction from golf performance pro Peter Hudson, the multi-million bestselling The Inner Game of Golf resolves this mental interference. It is not a book about how to play golf; it is a book about how to learn golf, and its lessons can be applied to any sport. Putting aside the mechanics of golfing technique and laborious debates about strategy, this classic handbook for golfers of all levels tackles the psychological aspects of the game and reveals how you can perform to your true potential for more than brief moments at a time. Using only his Inner Game principles, without taking a single lesson and playing only once a week, Timothy Gallwey knocked 15 strokes off his game in a year. There is no physical reason why you can't hit perfect drives or sink long putts more consistently. By applying the Inner Game approach to your own game, you too can see phenomenal improvements to your scorecard.
Biography & Autobiography

You Can’t Park There!

Author: Tony Bleetman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 437

Note to customers: This book is also available under the title Confessions of an Air Ambulance Doctor. 'People get into this work for "the juice", meaning the adrenaline rush, but they don't tell you about the other juices - the mud, blood, snot and grot.' You Can’t Park There! is the first ever real life account from an air ambulance doctor. Drug addicts, lorry crashes, open-heart surgery, stab wounds, headless chickens, mating llamas, and strip routines – it’s all in a day’s work for emergency doctor Tony Bleetman and his air ambulance team. Whether they are landing their helicopter in the middle of the M1 or at a maximum security jail, Tony and his crew Helimed 999 are the first on the scene in the most critical of emergencies. This gripping read will make you laugh, cry and marvel at the wonders of life (and death) in equal measure.
Biography & Autobiography

Confessions of an Air Ambulance Doctor

Author: Tony Bleetman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 683

Note to customers: This book is also available under the title "You Can't Park There!: The Highs and Lows of an Air Ambulance Doctor". 'People get into this work for "the juice", meaning the adrenaline rush, but they don't tell you about the other juices - the mud, blood, snot and grot.' Confessions of an Air Ambulance Doctor is the first ever behind-the-scenes account of life onboard an air ambulance. The first of its kind to carry doctors and surgeons who can take the hospital to the patient. Drug addicts, lorry crashes, open-heart surgery, stab wounds, headless chickens, mating llamas, and strip routines – it’s all in a day’s work for emergency doctor Tony Bleetman and his team. Whether they are landing in the middle of the M1 or at a maximum security jail, Tony and his crew Helimed 999 are the first on the scene in the most critical of emergencies. This gripping read will make you laugh, cry and marvel at the wonders of life (and death) in equal measure.
Biography & Autobiography

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Author: Tony Bleetman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 904

'During open-chest resuscitations, I've held a non-beating, recently stilled human heart in my hands. And, should you ever get to hold one, you will find the human heart to be rubbery and shockingly light.' What Could Possibly Go Wrong? is a report from the front line of emergency medicine, the first ever account of what it is like to work as an air ambulance doctor. Whether describing cutting through a patient's breastbone to plug a stab wound or barrel rolling a light aircraft at 5,000 feet, Tony Bleetman captures the sheer adrenaline of racing through the sky to save lives. You will learn how to land a helicopter on the side of a mountain, what it means to encounter death every day, and how to perform a tracheotomy in real life (clue: it doesn’t involve a ball-point pen). Funny, shocking and moving, What Could Possibly Go Wrong? is a glimpse at a world where the wrong decision can mean the difference between life and death.
Biography & Autobiography

Human Rights and Human Wrongs

Author: Colin Tatz

Publisher: Monash University Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

View: 259

Racism crushes bodies and souls. In Human Rights and Human Wrongs Colin Tatz – a world authority on racial conflict and abuse, a key figure in Aboriginal Studies in Australia and an author of major works on genocide, Aboriginal youth suicide, and Aboriginal and Islander sporting achievements – tells his personal story. Born and educated in South Africa, Tatz worked to expose and oppose that nation’s centuries-old apartheid regimes before leaving for what he thought would be a more enlightened nation, only to find in Australia striking parallels of that other dismal universe. As a researcher, writer and activist he has dedicated his life to confronting what people do to other people on the basis of their race or ethnicity. Here he also relates how alienation, his Jewishness and an intriguing problem with food have been, for him, propelling forces. Tatz’s story, ranging from Southern Africa to Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Israel, is an important one for anyone genuinely interested in the struggle to achieve social justice for minorities and marginalised peoples.
Biography & Autobiography

From Southern Wrongs to Civil Rights

Author: Sara Mitchell Parsons

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 317

Foreword by David J. Garrow This first-hand account tells the story of turbulent civil rights era Atlanta through the eyes of a white upper-class woman who became an outspoken advocate for integration and racial equality. As a privileged white woman who grew up in segregated Atlanta, Sara Mitchell Parsons was an unlikely candidate to become a civil rights agitator. After all, her only contacts with blacks were with those who helped raise her and those who later helped raise her children. As a young woman, she followed the conventional path expected of her, becoming the dutiful wife of a conservative husband, going to the country club, and playing bridge. But unlike many of her peers, Parsons harbored an increasing uneasiness about racial segregation. In a memoir that includes candid diary excerpts, Parsons chronicles her moral awakening. With little support from her husband, she runs for the Atlanta Board of Education on a quietly integrationist platform and, once elected, becomes increasingly outspoken about inequitable school conditions and the slow pace of integration. Her activities bring her into contact with such civil rights leaders as Martin Luther King, Jr., and his wife, Coretta Scott King. For a time, she leads a dual existence, sometimes traveling the great psychic distance from an NAACP meeting on Auburn Avenue to an all-white party in upscale Buckhead. She eventually drops her ladies' clubs, and her deepening involvement in the civil rights movement costs Parsons many friends as well as her first marriage. Spanning sixty years, this compelling memoir describes one woman's journey to self-discovery against the backdrop of a tumultuous time in our country's history. Sara Mitchell Parsons lives in Atlanta. She has received numerous honors for her community activism, including being named 1994 Role Model of the Year by the Older Women's League in Atlanta. David J. Garrow, Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory University School of Law, is the author of Bearing the Cross, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Liberty and Sexuality: The Right to Privacy and the Making of Roe vs. Wade. "Sara Parsons's efforts to integrate and improve schools and her attack on complacent white churches made her a pariah and resulted in the break-up of her marriage. . . . She was one of the South's first white elected officials who openly advocated racial equality.--Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Sara Parsons in the 1960's [was the lone white member of the Atlanta school board to support integration. . . . Jimmy Carter may not have had the courage [then to meet with Martin Luther King. But Ms. Parsons did. She met Dr. King on several occasions, even though each time it seemed to cost her another white friend.--New York Times

Individual Rights and Government Wrongs

Author: Brian Phillips

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 304

View: 528

From the Tea Parties to Occupy Wall Street, Americans are not happy with their government and they are making their displeasure known. But what is causing this divide? And what is the solution? Individual Rights and Government Wrongs examines two fundamentally different views regarding what type of nation America should be. Using examples from history and the contemporary world, this book looks at what happens when individuals are free and what happens when government intervenes in the lives of citizens. Individual Rights and Government Wrongs challenges both conservatives and progressives. It rejects the notion that government intervention is ever practical or moral, no matter the issue, no matter the "general welfare" that will allegedly result, no matter the "will of the people." If you are concerned about the future of America, Individual Rights and Government Wrongs will give you the intellectual ammunition you need to fight current trends.
History

Revolution

Author: Todd Westbrook

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 751

Having written for a decade and a half on the renewable energy revolution, seasoned journalist Todd Westbrook here provides a potted history of Scottish wind power in the past, the present and the future an its potential to revolutionise power production across the world. Revolution takes readers on a fascinating journey from the industry’s origins in the 1950s to contemporary developments, at the same time providing insight from industry experts and dispelling some of the common myths and misconceptions associated with wind power. In this climate emergency, we must do anything we can to lessen our environmental impact. This is an accessible, inspirational guide to how Scotland can and must achieve change.
Nature

Animal Rights, Human Wrongs

Author: Tom Regan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 141

View: 775

Regan provides the theoretical framework that grounds a responsible pro-animal rights perspective, and ultimately explores how asking moral questions about other animals can lead to a better understanding of ourselves.
Antiques & Collectibles

Collectibles Price Guide 2007

Author: Judith Miller

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 600

View: 731

Featuring more than five thousand color photographs for easy identification, this definitive guide to a wide range of collectibles provides up-to-date values for items ranging from Barbie dolls, ceramics, Americana, and autographs to sports memorabilia, advertising items, jewelry, toys, and textiles. Original.
Sports & Recreation

Protocol and Etiquette of Golf

Author: Bill Bailey

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 110

View: 413

A guide to executive behavior on the golf course outlines basic rules of etiquette and offers tips on getting ready for the game, conducting business on the golf course, and avoiding common pitfalls