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Chasing Greatness

Author : Adam Lazarus
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The unforgettable story of the 1973 U.S. Open-and the unknown young golfer who astonished the world... In 1973, a Who's Who of golf's greats gathered at the Oakmont Country Club for the U.S. Open. Among those favored to win were Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Instead, Johnny Miller-a 26-year-old one­time phenom from San Francisco-astonished the golfing world by edging out the legends and crafting a record-setting 63 to win by a single stroke. Featuring extensive archival and video research and candid interviews with leading golfers of the era, Chasing Greatness beautifully captures one of the unlikeliest victories and dramatic sports triumphs of the past half century. Authors Adam Lazarus and Steve Schlossman also chronicle the careers and the lives of six extraordinary figures during golf's modern-day golden era: Miller, Palmer, Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Weiskopf, and John Schlee.

Life on the Line

Author : Grant Achatz
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"One of America's great chefs" (Vogue) shares how his drive to cook immaculate food won him international renown-and fueled his miraculous triumph over tongue cancer. In 2007, chef Grant Achatz seemingly had it made. He had been named one of the best new chefs in America by Food & Wine in 2002, received the James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year Award in 2003, and in 2005 he and Nick Kokonas opened the conceptually radical restaurant Alinea, which was named Best Restaurant in America by Gourmet magazine. Then, positioned firmly in the world's culinary spotlight, Achatz was diagnosed with stage IV squamous cell carcinoma-tongue cancer. The prognosis was grim, and doctors agreed the only course of action was to remove the cancerous tissue, which included his entire tongue. Desperate to preserve his quality of life, Grant undertook an alternative treatment of aggressive chemotherapy and radiation. But the choice came at a cost. Skin peeled from the inside of Grant's mouth and throat, he rapidly lost weight, and most alarmingly, he lost his sense of taste. Tapping into the discipline, passion, and focus of being a chef, Grant rarely missed a day of work. He trained his chefs to mimic his palate and learned how to cook with his other senses. As Kokonas was able to attest: The food was never better. Five months later, Grant was declared cancer-free, and just a few months following, he received the James Beard Foundation Outstanding Chef in America Award. Life, on the Line tells the story of a culinary trailblazer's love affair with cooking, but it is also a book about survival, about nurturing creativity, and about profound friendship. Already much- anticipated by followers of progressive cuisine, Grant and Nick's gripping narrative is filled with stories from the world's most renowned kitchens-The French Laundry, Charlie Trotter's, el Bulli- and sure to expand the audience that made Alinea the number-one selling restaurant cookbook in America last year. Watch a Video

Chasing Greatness

Author : Mike Roberts
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A Utah English Teacher of the Year and longtime competitive marathoner, Mike Roberts is connected to some internationally-recognized educators and runners. He punctuates each Mile of Chasing Greatness with a teacher/runner profile, in which these renowned authorities answer hard questions that bear out the strategies that Roberts shares.

Chasing Perfection

Author : Andy Glockner
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Chasing Perfection goes behind the scenes of the multi-million dollar, high-stakes world of basketball player development, research and analysis, and the often secretive, cutting-edge methods that NBA franchises use to turn less-expensive, supporting players into vital parts of championship teams. NBA superstars push as close to perfection as we're likely to see, but they are few and far between. The farther you get from the league's top echelon of talent, the more it's up to the players—and their teams—to develop and utilize their strengths while diminishing and masking their weaknesses as much as possible. There are no perfect basketball players, but there are plenty of perfected ones, who start with a basis of skill and physical ability and then are refined further and further in order to move closer and closer to their absolute potential. In Chasing Perfection, national sportswriter Andy Glockner reveals that, though the concept of player improvement is as old as basketball itself, the current era of Big Data analytics in the NBA is transforming that process more quickly and aggressively than anything we have seen before. Players are learning more and more about themselves through video and data visualization, seeing how things like diet and sleep can impact their performance, and learning how having healthy joints and role-specific workout plans are lengthening and improving their careers. Teams are internalizing the same lessons, as well as figuring out how to better implement optimal on-court strategies, how to refine their approaches to player acquisition and how to gauge the varying values and success rates of different, crucial team-building strategies. It's an absolutely fascinating time to be a fan, as the marriage of basketball and technology is bringing two of our most popular and competitive worlds together in compelling fashion. Using the 2014–15 NBA season as a prism to explore this mesh of sport and science, Glockner offers detailed perspective from NBA players, coaches, team management, and media, offering a comprehensive insider's view of how analytics are shaping the basketball we watch, and how those who are lagging behind in the technology race already are feeling the competitive hit.

Finding Lost Smiles Chasing Greatness Is Helping Lost Smiles Find Their Home

Author : Don Epps
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About Finding Lost Smiles: Can you lose your smile? Sam has to answer that question, and see if he can help two new friends too. Finding Lost Smiles is a heartwarming story about helping friends, having good and bad days, and understanding the power you have to make the world around you better. Join Sam on his journey to help others find their lost smiles. Editorial Reviews: Don and Vickie have done it! "Finding Lost Smiles" is a fantastic and necessary reminder for all of us, not just for kids. The power that smiles have are amazing, but sometimes we lose them. Sometimes we take a smile for granted and presume how easy it is to do. Follow Sam's adventure of finding and spreading smiles and enjoy "Chicken Patty Wednesday"! Get this book today! JEFF KUBIAK - EDUCATOR - AUTHOR - ADVOCATE FOR ALL KIDS Smiles are contagious, but there are times our smile can feel misplaced, forgotten, or as if it has vanished forever. "Finding Lost Smiles" is a lovely story of how one might be reunited with their smile again--even on the yuckiest of days. If you have a heartbeat, you will relate to this radiantly penned picture book by Don and Vickie Epps. TARA MARTIN - EDUCATOR - AUTHOR - KEYNOTE SPEAKER Finding Lost Smiles is the book that everyone needs to read. No matter who you are and what you do in this world, let's all look for the positive and don't forget to smile. Vickie and Don have a masterpiece here that I'm confident will be enjoyed by people all over the world! ADAM WELCOME - EDUCATOR - AUTHOR - SPEAKER

Chasing Greatness

Author : Harsha Velu
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Chasing Greatness: the unsinkable journey is about letting go of our limiting beliefs, being stranded while waiting in long winding immigration lines. I talk about the process to rewire our mindset and letting go of our past negative impressions and replace them with new positive ones. Our unconscious mind plays a vital role to our very existence and harnessing the power of the unconscious side will bring magical changes to our lives. When we feel angered by someone or by something it is our very own inner dark shadows at work and it is not that "someone" who needs to change rather its our own self that needs work to be done on. I talk about our heart, so thankless is its job that we do not feel its existence - it goes on like clock work. Giving gratitude is the greatest way to enhance the law of attraction and manifestation.

Chasing Greatness

Author : Lincoln Dugas-Nishisato
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Chasing Greatness

Author : Towan Isom
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Chasing Greatness: The Young Professional's Guide to a Dynamic Life offers practical steps for our professional and personal lives. Although targeted to young professionals, Chasing Greatness has something for all. If you like John Maxwell, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, Erwin Raphael McManus, and other leadership authors, you?ll love Towan Isom and Chasing Greatness: The Young Professional's Guide to a Dynamic Life. This book will change the lives of all who read it and propel them to Greatness.

Peculiar Poems

Author : John Alexander Joyce
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Jewels of Memory

Author : John Alexander Joyce
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Contains biographical sketches of prominent figures of the Civil War as well as personal experiences and descriptions of events, including a number of poems written by the author.

Chasing Greatness

Author : Stephen Howell
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Quotes from Australian Rugby league players, coaches and commentators are thoughtfully collated under chapters-which span competitions, awards and accolades through to defeat and team discord-and are introduced by single words or phrases pertinent to the particular quote, to help readers navigate the collection.

Frieda Lawrence

Author : Frieda Lawrence
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Chasing the Hawk

Author : Andrew Sheehan
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In a poignant memoir, an investigative journalist describes how his struggle to reconnect and rebuild a relationship with his father, George Sheehan, the best-selling author of Running and Being, helped him to come to terms with his father's absence during his childhood and adolescence and with the anger and alcoholism that nearly destroyed his life.

Chasing Greatness

Author : Adam Lazarus
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Featuring extensive archival and video research and interviews with leading golfers, describes the 1973 U.S. Open, when a 26-year-old phenom from San Francisco edged out legends favored to win, including Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.

Lawrence and the Women

Author : Elaine Feinstein
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An original and illuminating exploration of D.H. Lawrence's intimate relationships with women and how these relationships influenced his work and his controversial theories of love. A fresh and surprising portrait of one of the most misunderstood literary figures of our time. Halftones.

Journey To Love A Story About LOVE Told in a Series of Short Poems

Author : Kevin J. Brown
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JOURNEY TO LOVE is a series of poems that tell the story of LOVE. Each poem is ideally crafted to capture the true feelings and thoughts of the moments during the journey. These series of poems truly encapsulate the journey to love; beginning from the end of one relationship and ending with wedding bells. Our passions and emotions weave through the rose pedals of life, intertwining two heart's journey to reach one vision of true LOVE. Though no one is entitled to automatically find true LOVE make no mistake about it, we are all born to LOVE. Kevin's poems are vivid and engaging and digs deep into the imagination of reaching the ultimate of true LOVE. An exceptional and inspirational adventure every step of the way ! KEVIN J. BROWN is founder of Chasing Greatness, LLC. He is an author, a poet, a motivational speaker and a podcast host. Most importantly, he is a creator. Kevin creates motivational content to inspire and motivate others to be greater and do greater. Chasing Greatness is a call to action to search for something greater than ourselves.

Presidents and Publics

Author : Lyn Ragsdale
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The End of Decline

Author : Brian Brivati
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"The End of Decline" explores the historical significance of New Labour and puts forward an argument, which is simple and positive and therefore deeply unfashionable. It is that the governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown are responsible for the ending of decline in Britain. They owe Thatcher a great debt, but it is they, rather than Thatcher, who have made Britain the first among equals in Europe. They have helped to create a renaissance in British art and culture, and also in sport, culminating in the awarding of the 2012 Olympic Games to London. In short, Britain has cured itself of the so-called 'British disease' and has become much more comfortable, imaginative and successful: it is now a country which is envied rather than pitied; in growth, no longer in decline. Despite many problems in the welfare state, the polarisation on the Iraq War and suicide bomb attacks, Britain is now confident in three vital areas: political economy, culture and our role in the world. We have confidence in our institutions, celebrate our culture and hold our head high.

Chasing Wonder

Author : Ginger Stache
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You weren't born to be like everyone else because God made you to stand out—so use this inspirational book to discover the amazing adventures He has planned for you! You can certainly survive without adventure—keep your head down and live in your comfort zone, doing only what you must to maintain the day-to-day. But life is meant to be a grand adventure! It should surprise and wow us on a regular basis. The problem is our days are so full of routine, monotony, and fear, that it is easier to stay on that treadmill of boredom than it is to step off into the unknown and discover something wonderful. Ginger Stache firmly believes that we are at our best when we live with an attitude that life is an adventure—an outlook that sets the stage by believing that every moment has the potential to bring something amazing, a sight to behold, or a lesson to be learned. By walking you through her own adventures in Chasing Wonder, you will find the inspiration to begin your own. And what's more, you'll make space for God to move in marvelous and unexpected ways.

Chasing a Fortune

Author : Phil Robinson
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