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Bowling Alone Revised and Updated

Author : Robert D. Putnam
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Updated to include a new chapter about the influence of social media and the Internet—the 20th anniversary edition of Bowling Alone remains a seminal work of social analysis, and its examination of what happened to our sense of community remains more relevant than ever in today’s fractured America. Twenty years, ago, Robert D. Putnam made a seemingly simple observation: once we bowled in leagues, usually after work; but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolized a significant social change that became the basis of the acclaimed bestseller, Bowling Alone, which The Washington Post called “a very important book” and Putnam, “the de Tocqueville of our generation.” Bowling Alone surveyed in detail Americans’ changing behavior over the decades, showing how we had become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and social structures, whether it’s with the PTA, church, clubs, political parties, or bowling leagues. In the revised edition of his classic work, Putnam shows how our shrinking access to the “social capital” that is the reward of communal activity and community sharing still poses a serious threat to our civic and personal health, and how these consequences have a new resonance for our divided country today. He includes critical new material on the pervasive influence of social media and the internet, which has introduced previously unthinkable opportunities for social connection—as well as unprecedented levels of alienation and isolation. At the time of its publication, Putnam’s then-groundbreaking work showed how social bonds are the most powerful predictor of life satisfaction, and how the loss of social capital is felt in critical ways, acting as a strong predictor of crime rates and other measures of neighborhood quality of life, and affecting our health in other ways. While the ways in which we connect, or become disconnected, have changed over the decades, his central argument remains as powerful and urgent as ever: mending our frayed social capital is key to preserving the very fabric of our society.

Children of God Go Bowling

Author : Shannon Olson
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We first met Shannon Olson—our semi-fictional heroine—in the witty and engaging Welcome to My Planet. Olson pioneered a daring new genre, a kind of fictional documentary, pulling no punches by using her own name, and engaging readers with her wry and direct style. In Children of God, Shannon is in her mid-thirties and besieged by reminders that her life doesn’t look much at all like the American Dream, nor like her aquarium-stocking, furniture-buying peers. She embarks upon a self-improvement campaign, joining group therapy, blind dating, and trying to convince herself to fall in love with an old college chum. Shannon even gives organized religion a go. With encore performances by Flo (called “one of the great moms of American fiction” by Garrison Keillor), this is the hilarious and poignant tale of a woman making her life happen when it didn’t quite happen for her.

The Mark Roth Book of Bowling

Author : Mark Roth
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A leading bowler discusses equipment, technique and attitude, offers tips, and answers questions.

Happy Never After

Author : Kathy Hogan Trocheck
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Since retiring from the Atlanta Police Department, Callahan Garrity is really cleaning up with her House Mouse housecleaning company -- especially since she added"crime investigation" to the list of services offered. Callahan agrees to locate the missing member of the popular '60s girl group, the VelvetTeens, and she doesn't have to search long. Deloras Carter, the a.w.o.l. singer, is found passed out drunk by a swimming pool near the dead body of the trio's former producer. The smoking gun in Deloras's hand suggests that the VelvetTeens won't be reuniting for a comeback tour anytime in the near future ... unless Callahan and her "Mice" can spotlight -- and survive -- a different killer act.

The Complete Beginner s Guide to Bowling

Author : Edward F. Dolan
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A guide to bowling fundamentals with chapters on handling spares, solving first problems, and becoming a top player.

The Belle of Bowling Green

Author : Amelia E. Barr
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Amelia Edith Barr (Huddleston) (1831-1919) was a British American novelist. In 1850 she married William Barr, and four years later they immigrated to the United States and settled in Galveston, Texas where her husband and three of their six children died of yellow fever in 1867. With her three remaining daughters Mrs. Barr removed to New York City in 1869 where she began to write for religious periodicals and to publish a series of semi-historical tales and novels.

Being Freddie My Story so Far

Author : Andrew Flintoff
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Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff is one of the most exciting cricketers in the world and has improved out of all recognition during the last two years. In 2003, he was England's best player at the World Cup. Then, explosively, he lit up the second half of the summer in 2004, lifting spirits at Lord's with a bat-smashing 142. He walked off with the England man of the series award and averages to flaunt. This book marks his story so far in his own words, taking us up to and including the summer of 2005, during which Flintoff has performed heroics with both bat and ball against Australia. Freddie will highlight the moments and matches in his career that helped him dramatically on his way forward, and reveals what it is like to play for one of the most successful England cricket teams in history.

The Family Bowling Book

Author : Chuck Pezzano
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The Fingerprints of God

Author : Nancy Hoag
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In a collection of inspiring autobiographical reflections, the author recounts the difficult moments in her life and shows how each situation was redeemed by a loving God, either directly or indirectly through God's people. Original.

The Worst TV Shows ever

Author : Bart Andrews
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Encounter

Author : Stephen Spender
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Bowling 300

Author : Dan Herbst
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The mechanics of bowling the perfect game, with easy-to-follow instructions and 75 action photos. PBA champs Mark Baker, Walter Ray Williams, Marc McDowell, and Bob Benoit reveal their proven techniques for throwing perfect games, and Herbst analyzes each of their personal styles.

UAW Fair Practices Fact Sheet

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Eclectic Magazine

Author : John Holmes Agnew
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The Ladies Repository

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Mastering Bowling

Author : Dawson Taylor
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The Dream and Other Poems and Bowling Verses

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Bowling

Author : Karl Schuon
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High Score Bowling

Author : Tony Sparando
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Bloom

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