Biography & Autobiography

The Big Miss

Author: Hank Haney

Publisher: Random House


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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In March 2004, Hank Haney received a call from Tiger Woods in which the golf champion asked Haney to be his coach. It was a call that would change both men’s lives. Tiger – only 28 at the time – was by then already an icon, judged by the sporting press as not only one of the best golfers ever, but possibly the best athlete ever. But Tiger was always looking to improve, and he wanted Hank’s help. Over the next six years of working together, the supremely gifted Woods collected six major championships and rewrote golf history. Hank was one of the very few people allowed behind the curtain. Always haunting Tiger was his fear of ‘the big miss’ – the wildly inaccurate golf shot that can ruin an otherwise solid round – and it was because that type of blunder was sometimes part of Tiger’s game that Hank carefully redesigned his swing mechanics. Towards the end of their time together, the champion’s laser-like focus began to blur and he became less willing to put in punishing hours practicing. Hints that Tiger hungered to reinvent himself were present in his bizarre infatuation with elite military training, and – in a development Hank didn’t see coming – in the scandal that would make headlines in late 2009. It all added up to a big miss that Hank, try as he might, couldn’t save Tiger from. There’s never been a book about Tiger Woods that is as intimate and revealing – or one so wise about what it takes to coach a superstar athlete.
Juvenile Fiction

Miss Dimples and the Big Stink

Author: Michelle Rollins

Publisher: Tate Publishing


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 263

Penelope and Eva like to play dress-up, but when Penelope takes a necklace from Eva, things get smelly. Penelope and Eva start to yell, and it gets smellier. Kaden gets upset, and it's even smellier. Whew! It's pretty stinky in the classroom! Miss Dimples and the Big Stink by Michelle Rollins shows how a little stink of trouble grows in a classroom. But Miss Dimples quickly gets rid of the stink, and soon the sweet smell of love fills the room. Michelle Rollins lives in Searcy, Arkansas, with her husband, Rick, and youngest daughter, Amber. She has been teaching preschool for seventeen years and likes making learning fun. This is an eLIVE book, meaning each printed copy contains a special code redeemable for the free download of the audio version of the book.
Biography & Autobiography

Tiger Woods

Author: Jeff Benedict

Publisher: Simon & Schuster


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 114

The #1 New York Times bestseller based on years of reporting and interviews with more than 250 people from every corner of Tiger Woods’s life—this “comprehensive, propulsive…and unsparing” (The New Yorker) biography is “an ambitious 360-degree portrait of golf’s most scrutinized figure…brimming with revealing details” (Golf Digest). In 2009, Tiger Woods was the most famous athlete on the planet, a transcendent star of almost unfathomable fame and fortune living what appeared to be the perfect life. But it turned out he had been living a double life for years—one that exploded in the aftermath of a Thanksgiving night crash that exposed his serial infidelity and sent his personal and professional lives over a cliff. In this “searing biography of golf’s most blazing talent” (GOLF magazine), Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian dig deep behind the headlines to produce a richly reported answer to the question that has mystified millions of sports fans for nearly a decade: who is Tiger Woods, really? Drawing on more than four hundred interviews with people from every corner of Woods’s life—many of whom have never spoken about him on the record before—Benedict and Keteyian construct a captivating psychological profile of a mixed race child programmed by an attention-grabbing father and the original Tiger Mom to be the “chosen one,” to change not just the game of golf, but the world as well. But at what cost? Benedict and Keteyian provide the starling answers in this definitive biography that is destined to linger in the minds of readers for years to come. “Irresistible…Immensely readable…Benedict and Keteyian bring us along for the ride in a whirlwind of a biography that reads honest and true” (The Wall Street Journal). Ultimately, Tiger Woods is “a big American story…exhilarating, depressing, tawdry, and moving in almost equal measure” (The New York Times).

The Great Ark

Author: T.C. Driver

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 714

This book was written in jail the old fashion way with pens and paper. I usually write simple gospel songs, but I had six months to serve so why not write a book. The Great Ark is political fiction with a little prophecy thrown in for spice. The story is not about my own case and is not a story taken from real life. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is unintended and unwanted. I live in Roanoke, Virginia, with my lovely wife of 40 years and our adult son Shawn. Most of my time is spent at a small public charity called the Gospel Café where I serve as director. We have “open mic” gospel sings on Friday and Saturday nights and work in cooperation with local food pantries. Dinner is at six and singing starts at seven so you have been officially invited. This book in dedicated to the liberty of free men, the rule of law and the changing of Virginia’s new Civil Commitment laws. Thank you for reading The Great Ark, may God bless you and yours. T.C. Driver

The Great Adventures Of Miss Suzie 'Q' and Petal Pam

Author: S. McGowan, P. Peiser

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 24

View: 999

Follow Miss Suzie ʻQʼ and Petal Pam on their Funny and Wild Adventures. Adventures that will make you laugh, cry and smile. Read all about their real life experiences and special encounters they have, on this very special journey. Experiences that remind us ALL of just how much fun and pleasure our 4 legged friends bring to ALL our lives. ‘’We do hope you and your children enjoy the books as much as WE had on our Adventures.’’

The Big Party

Author: Uma Krishnaswami

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company




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Vet in Harness

Author: James Herriot

Publisher: Pan Macmillan


Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 658

The Yorkshire dales have never seemed more beautiful for James - now he has a lovely wife by his side, a partner's plate on the gate and the usual menagerie of farm animals, pets and owners demanding his constant attention and teaching him a few lessons along the way. All of the old Darrowby friends are on top form - Siegfried thrashes round the practice, Tristan occasionally buckles down for finals and James is signed up for a local cricket team. From the author whose books inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small, Vet in Harness is the fourth volume of James Herriot's classic memoirs; a book for all those who find laughter and joy in animals, and who know and understand the magic and beauty of Britain’s wild places.


Author: Mark Richard

Publisher: Anchor


Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 818

In the brilliant idiom of a modern Melville or Conrad, an odyssey of discovery by a bold and outrageous talent--the PEN/Hemingway Award--winning author of The Ice At The Bottom Of The World.