They Cleared the Lane

The NBA's Black Pioneers


Author: Ron Thomas

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803294547

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Today, black players compose more than eighty percent of the National Basketball Association?s rosters, providing a strong and valued contribution to professional basketball. In the first half of the twentieth century, however, pro basketball was taintedøby racism, as gifted African Americans were denied the opportunity to display their talents. ø Through in-depth interviews with players, their families, coaches, teammates, and league officials, Ron Thomas tells the largely untold story of what basketball was really like for the first black NBA players, including recent Hall of Fame inductee Earl Lloyd, early superstars such as Maurice Stokes and Bill Russell, and the league?s first black coaches. They Cleared the Lane is both informative and entertaining, full of anecdotes and little-known history. Not all the stories have happy endings, but this unfortunate truth only emphasizes how much we have gained from the accomplishments of these pioneer athletes.

Water Lane

The Pilgrimage of Christopher Marlowe


Author: John Passfield

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456725939

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 6005

Water Lane, the last stop on Medieval pilgrimages to Canterbury, is located in the ancestral village that John Passfield shares with the, Elizabethan playwright, Christopher Marlowe. In this novel, the water in the lane becomes a central image in an imaginary pilgrimage that the dying artist recalls as he lies bleeding from a stab wound on the floor of Eleanor Bull’s house in Deptford, in May of 1593. Amid the footsteps and murmurs of his murderers, as they rehearse their version of the scuffle, Marlowe’s preconscious mind attempts a final structuring of the images of his life. The overt mystery -- who has arranged the death of Christopher Marlowe? --frames the covert mystery: what are the influences that shape, an artist’s work?

Firefly Lane: A Novel By Kristin Hannah | Conversation Starters


Author: dailyBooks



Category: Study Aids

Page: N.A

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Firefly Lane: by Kristin Hannah | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: Kristin Hannah’s Firefly Lane is a story about friendship that spans over three decades, starting when Kate Mularkey and Tully Hart are just teens. Despite their countless differences, they call themselves the inseparable Tully and Kate. This devotion holds the two all the way from high school until college and to a certain broadcasting television network where Tully finds her way up to fame and success, and Kate falls in love with a man primarily smitten with her best friend. Tully becomes a TV personality but still secretly envies her friend, while Kate dedicates herself to being a wife and mother, yet has occasional regrets on her writing dream. Their long-time friendship will try to survive the passing of time and changes in their lives; but it also will be tested by betrayal, jealousy, and tragedy. Firefly Lane was first published in 2009 and is one of Kristin Hannah’s best-selling works. It is said to be a touchstone novel that brings women together. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of Firefly Lane. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Down Weavers Lane


Author: Anna Jacobs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444714384

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 3160

'Best period book I have EVER read! - 5-star reader review' Emmy Carter's mother is a prostitute - and her life has made Emmy determined to avoid the same fate. But Emmy is beautiful, so attracts unwanted attention; her mother's protector has his eye on her, as does evil Marcus Armistead, her employer's nephew. Marcus is excited by Emmy's virginity and has her kidnapped, but Emmy hits him over the head and escapes. Marcus, futher enraged, kills her mother and becomes even more determined to rape Emmy, but the combined efforts of the local parson and Emmy's young suitor manage to keep her safe from harm. Finally Emmy sees Marcus get his just desserts, finds out who her father was, and attains the respectability she has so longed for. *********************** What readers are saying about DOWN WEAVER'S LANE 'Could not put this book down' - 5 stars 'Kept wanting to read it all in one go' - 5 stars 'Such a brilliant writer . . . once you start to read this book you won't be able to put it down' - 5 stars 'A gripping novel' - 5 stars 'This book was brilliant - get the tissues ready!' - 5 stars

Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible


Author: Yomi Adegoke,Elizabeth Uviebinené

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008235619

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 1842

The long-awaited, inspirational guide to life for a generation of black British women inspired to make lemonade out of lemons, and find success in every area of their lives.

Adventures Down Nursery Rhyme Lane


Author: The Story Lady

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469734231

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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I'm sure that all you readers, like I, have been brought up from little on reading Nursery Rhymes or having Nursery Rhymes read to you. Not many childhood things remain with us through the years, but it seems Nursery Rhymes do, somehow. Try saying a Nursery Rhyme like Little Boy Blue or Little Bo Peep in a group of people, regardless of their ages, and you will find them all repeating the rhyme with you, be they before 8 years old or after 80 years old, as I am. And have you. As I, ever wondered, is Little Boy Blue still asleep in the haystack? Or wondered when the cow jumped over the moon, where did she land? and is Humpty Dumpty still laying there all cracked up on the ground by that wall? Why did Pussycat visit the Queen? If you're curious and interested, come follow me down the Yellow Brick Road and get ready for surprises, excitement and adventure!

Love on the Lane

The Bachelor Next Door, book 1


Author: Pamela Ford

Publisher: Aine Press

ISBN: 194479204X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2325