Tommy s Honor

Tommy s Honor
Author: Kevin Cook
Pages: 327
ISBN: 1592403425
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Release: 2008-03-27
Editor: Gotham Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A tribute to the professional achievements of the father-and-son team of Tom and Tom Morris cites their pivotal contributions to the founding of golf in the 1800s, the differences in their athletic styles, and young Tom's tragic early death. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Tommy s Honour

Tommy s Honour
Author: Kevin Cook
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0007271247
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Release: 2008-06-01
Editor: HarperSport
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Old Tom Morris grew up a stone's throw away from golf's ancestral home at St. Andrews. After winning the Open Championship three times he became head of the Royal & Ancient, the governing body of golf. His son, Young Tom, was a golfing genius who at 17 became the youngest player—to this day—to win the Open Championship. Young Tom won the Open four times in a row—an unprecedented achievement—and together father and son stood as both founding figures in the world of golf and national celebrities. The sudden and unexpected deaths of Young Tom’s wife and unborn child, however, eventually lead to his tragic death at age 24, leaving Old Tom to mourn for another two decades. This is the inspiring and heart-wrenching story of the father-son team who together formed a record-breaking golfing dynasty.

Tommy s Honor

Tommy s Honor
Author: Kevin Cook
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101216866
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Release: 2007-04-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the tradition of Seabiscuit, the riveting tale of two proud Scotsmen who beat all comers to become the heroes of a golden age—the dawn of professional golf. This essential golf history is now a major motion picture. Bringing to life golf’s founding father and son, Tommy’s Honor is a stirring tribute to two legendary players and a vivid evocation of their colorful, rip-roaring times. The Morrises were towering figures in their day. Old Tom, born in 1821, began life as a nobody—he was the son of a weaver and a maid. But he was born in St. Andrews, Scotland, the cradle of golf, and the game was in his blood. He became the Champion Golfer of Scotland, a national hero who won tournaments (and huge bets) while his young son looked on. As "Keeper of the Green" at the town’s ancient links, Tom deployed golf’s first lawnmower and banished sheep from the fairways. Then Young Tommy’s career took off. Handsome Tommy Morris, the Tiger Woods of the nineteenth century, was a more daring player than his father. Soon he surpassed Old Tom and dominated the game. But just as he reached his peak—with spectators flocking to see him play—Tommy’s life took a tragic turn, leading to his death at the age of twenty-four. That shock is at the heart of Tommy’s Honor. It left Tom to pick up the pieces—to honor his son by keeping Tommy’s memory alive. Like the New York Times bestseller The Greatest Game Ever Played, Tommy’s Honor is both fascinating history and a moving personal saga. Golfers will love it, but this book isn’t only for golfers. It’s for every son who has fought to escape a father’s shadow and for every father who had guided a son toward manhood, then found it hard to let him go.

Tommy s Mom

Tommy s Mom
Author: Linda O. Johnston
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781459243019
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Release: 2012-05-15
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE LITTLEST WITNESS Newly hired police chief Gabe McLaren had landed one of the biggest cases of his life…and his only hope of solving it was a child witness who refused to say a word. Four-year-old Tommy had seen something the day his daddy was killed, and Gabe would not rest until the officer's murderer was brought to justice. Soon, though, spending time with the boy and his beautiful mother, Holly Poston, made Gabe long for the family he never really had. And holding the gentle widow in his arms night after night felt so…right. But Gabe knew a killer still stalked, threatening the little family's wish for happier times…and Gabe's hopes for a future as husband and father.

There There

There There
Author: Tommy Orange
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780771073021
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Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here is a voice we have never heard--a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with stunning urgency and force. Here is a story of several people, each of whom has private reasons for travelling to the Big Oakland Powwow. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life together after his uncle's death and has come to work at the powwow to honour his uncle's memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil Red Feather, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and has come to the powwow to dance in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and unspeakable loss. Fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking, There There is a relentlessly paced multi-generational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. An unforgettable debut.

Angel Square

Angel Square
Author: Brian Doyle
Pages: 143
ISBN: 9780888996091
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Release: 2004-04
Editor: Groundwood Books Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1945 in Ottawa's Lowertown, Tommy, also known as "The Shadow," and two of his friends, one French Canadian, one Irish, try to find out who attacked the father of their Jewish friend Sammy. Reprint.

By Honor Bound

By Honor Bound
Author: Tom Norris,Mike Thornton,Dick Couch
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781466880733
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Release: 2016-05-17
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In April of 1972, SEAL Lieutenant Tom Norris risked his life in an unprecedented ground rescue of two American airmen who were shot down behind enemy lines in North Vietnam, a feat for which he would be awarded the Medal of Honor--an award that represents the pinnacle of heroism and courage. Just six months later, Norris was sent on a dangerous special reconnaissance mission that would take his team deep into enemy territory. On that mission, they engaged a vastly superior force. In the running gun battle that ensued, Lieutenant Norris was severely wounded; a bullet entered his left eye and exited the left side of his head. SEAL Petty Officer Mike Thornton, under heavy fire, fought his way back onto a North Vietnamese beach to rescue his officer. This was the first time Tom and Mike had been on a combat mission together. Mike's act of courage and loyalty marks the only time in modern history that the Medal of Honor has been awarded in a combat action where one recipient received the Medal for saving the life of another. By Honor Bound is the story of Tom Norris and Mike Thornton, two living American heroes who grew up very differently, entered military service and the Navy SEAL teams for vastly different reasons, and were thrown together for a single combat mission--a mission that would define their lives from that day forward.

The Greatest Game Ever Played

The Greatest Game Ever Played
Author: Mark Frost
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781401381868
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Release: 2002-11-06
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED is the story of Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon, who in pursuit of their passion for a game that captivated them as children, broke down rigid social barriers that made their sport accessible to everyone on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond, positioning golf as one of the most widely played games in the world. Ouimet and Vardon were two men from different generations and vastly different corners of the world whose lives, unbeknownst to them at the time, bore remarkable similarities, setting them on parallel paths that led with a kind of fated inevitability to their epic battle at Brookline years in the future. This collision resulted in the big bang' that gave rise to the sport of golf as we know it today. For Mark Frost, Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon represent everything that's right about sports in general and sportsmen in particular; gentlemen, champions, teachers, leaders, and each in their own quiet way, heroes. In THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED, Frost attempts to create penetrating studies of both of these men, along with over dozens of the game's seminal figures, within the dramatic framework offered by the tournament when they finally met, one of the most thrilling sports events in history, the 1913 U.S. Open.

Black Watch

Black Watch
Author: Gregory Burke
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780571275113
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Release: 2010-10-07
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Viewed through the eyes of those on the ground, Black Watch reveals what it means to be part of the legendary Scottish regiment, what it means to be part of the war on terror and what it means to make the journey home again. This book contains Gregory Burke's award-winning text, with production notes by the director John Tiffany and colour photographs that capture the powerful and inventive use of movement in this visceral, complex and urgent piece of theatre. The National Theatre of Scotland's production of Black Watch opened at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2006 where it won a Herald Angel, a Scotsman Fringe First, a Best Theatre Writing Award from The List, a Stage Award for Best Ensemble, the Critics' Circle Award and the South Bank Show Award for Theatre. In 2007 it began a world tour in Scotland. "Completely brilliant." Daily Telegraph "Black Watch is a glorious piece of theatre, raw, truthful, uncomfortable, political, funny, moving, graceful and dynamic." Scotland on Sunday "A brilliantly realised piece." Evening Standard "A magnificent piece of social and political theatre. A high point not just of the festival but of the theatrical year" Observer

Her Lady s Honor

Her Lady s Honor
Author: Renée Dahlia
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781488077012
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Release: 2020-06-22
Editor: Carina Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The war might be over, but the battle for love has just begun. When Lady Eleanor “Nell” St. George arrives in Wales after serving as a veterinarian in the Great War, she doesn’t come alone. With her is her former captain’s beloved warhorse, which she promised to return to him—and a series of recurring nightmares that torment both her heart and her soul. She wants only to complete her task, then find refuge with her family, but when Nell meets the captain’s eldest daughter, all that changes. Beatrice Hughes is resigned to life as the dutiful daughter. Her mother grieves for the sons she lost to war; the care of the household and remaining siblings falls to Beatrice, and she manages it with a practical efficiency. But when a beautiful stranger shows up with her father’s horse, practicality is the last thing on her mind. Despite the differences in their social standing, Beatrice and Nell give in to their unlikely attraction, finding love where they least expect it. But not everything in the captain’s house is as it seems. When Beatrice’s mother disappears under mysterious circumstances, Nell must overcome her preconceptions to help Beatrice, however she’s able. Together they must find out what really happened that stormy night in the village, before everything Beatrice loves is lost—including Nell. This book is approximately 82,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

Wish

Wish
Author: Barbara O'Connor
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780374302757
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Release: 2016-08-30
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eleven-year-old Charlie Reese has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade. She even has a list of all the ways there are to make the wish, such as cutting off the pointed end of a slice of pie and wishing on it as she takes the last bite. But when she is sent to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to live with family she barely knows, it seems unlikely that her wish will ever come true. That is until she meets Wishbone, a skinny stray dog who captures her heart, and Howard, a neighbor boy who proves surprising in lots of ways. Suddenly Charlie is in serious danger of discovering that what she thought she wanted may not be what she needs at all. From award-winning author Barbara O'Connor comes a middle-grade novel about a girl who, with the help of a true-blue friend, a big-hearted aunt and uncle, and the dog of her dreams, unexpectedly learns the true meaning of family in the least likely of places. This title has Common Core connections.

Monarch of the Green

Monarch of the Green
Author: Stephen Proctor
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1909715948
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Release: 2020-06
Editor: Arena Sport
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Young Tom Morris, the son of the legendary pioneer of golf, Tom Morris, was golf's first superstar. Born at a pivotal moment in history, just as the new and inexpensive 'gutty' ball was making golf affordable and drawing thousands of new players to the game, his genius and his swashbuckling personality would set a game that had been frozen in amber for four centuries on the pathway to becoming worldwide spectator sport we know today. Exhaustively researched and beautifully illustrated, Monarch of the Green is a stirring and evocative history of Tommy's life (which also includes, for the first time, a compilation of his competitive record in stroke-play tournaments, singles matches, and foursomes) and demonstrates how, in one dazzling decade, this young superstar dominated the sport like few others have ever done. "A splendid new biography. How good was young Tom Morris? Stephen Proctor makes his case cogently. Young Tom Morris was one of the greatest of them all" - Allan Massie "Tells of the short but significant life of golfing legend young Tom Morris. Proctor sets his achievements within the context of the time. A useful book to newcomers to the game of golf, who want to understand its history and traditions" - Scots Magazine, Book of the Month

The Meaning of Mariah Carey

The Meaning of Mariah Carey
Author: Mariah Carey
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781250164698
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Release: 2020-09-29
Editor: Andy Cohen Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller The global icon, award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress, mother, daughter, sister, storyteller, and artist finally tells the unfiltered story of her life in The Meaning of Mariah Carey It took me a lifetime to have the courage and the clarity to write my memoir. I want to tell the story of the moments - the ups and downs, the triumphs and traumas, the debacles and the dreams, that contributed to the person I am today. Though there have been countless stories about me throughout my career and very public personal life, it’s been impossible to communicate the complexities and depths of my experience in any single magazine article or a ten-minute television interview. And even then, my words were filtered through someone else’s lens, largely satisfying someone else’s assignment to define me. This book is composed of my memories, my mishaps, my struggles, my survival and my songs. Unfiltered. I went deep into my childhood and gave the scared little girl inside of me a big voice. I let the abandoned and ambitious adolescent have her say, and the betrayed and triumphant woman I became tell her side. Writing this memoir was incredibly hard, humbling and healing. My sincere hope is that you are moved to a new understanding, not only about me, but also about the resilience of the human spirit. Love, Mariah

Johnny Got His Gun

Johnny Got His Gun
Author: Dalton Trumbo
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780806537603
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Release: 2007-07-01
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Searing Portrayal Of War That Has Stunned And Galvanized Generations Of Readers An immediate bestseller upon its original publication in 1939, Dalton Trumbo’s stark, profoundly troubling masterpiece about the horrors of World War I brilliantly crystallized the uncompromising brutality of war and became the most influential protest novel of the Vietnam era. Johnny Got His Gun is an undisputed classic of antiwar literature that’s as timely as ever. “A terrifying book, of an extraordinary emotional intensity.”--The Washington Post "Powerful. . . an eye-opener." --Michael Moore "Mr. Trumbo sets this story down almost without pause or punctuation and with a fury amounting to eloquence."--The New York Times "A book that can never be forgotten by anyone who reads it."--Saturday Review

Scouts Dishonor

Scouts Dishonor
Author: Tommy Womeldorf
Pages: 210
ISBN: 0996207805
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Release: 2015-06-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As a precocious, enthusiastic boy of thirteen, Tommy had the whole world ahead of him...until a trusted association with his Boy Scout leader destroyed his innocence and shattered his self-perception. To make matters worse, the abuse Tommy endured took place within the sacred walls of the Mormon Church. While his tormentor went on to molest at least five other boys and was ultimately convicted on these charges, Tommy's own abuse went unacknowledged, the denial of which forever altered his life's path. Succumbing to a lack of trust and self-worth, Tommy descends into a tumultuous life of drug and alcohol abuse, always seeking to mask the pain of his past. It is his relationship with the young, courageous single mother, Arlene Ryan, and her infant daughter that finally leads him into sobriety and brings him to a point in his life where he must question the failures of those he once trusted to protect him. Struggling to understand how reputable organizations can act in such reprehensible ways, Tommy is soon embroiled in a legal drama with the Mormon Church itself as he seeks the retribution and recognition of the Truth that had been suppressed for far too long. Throughout this journey, Tommy is gradually put back on the path for which his life was destined, with the ultimate purpose of serving victims and understanding the true meaning of justice, forgiveness, and Love.

Peaceful Order in the World s Oceans

Peaceful Order in the World s Oceans
Author: Anonim
Pages: 412
ISBN: 9789004274976
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Release: 2014-05-08
Editor: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

No individual has contributed more to the stability and peaceful order in the world’s oceans in the last four decades than Satya N. Nandan. Peaceful Order in the World’s Oceans, edited by Michael W. Lodge and Myron H. Nordquist, collects original and substantive essays in his honor from eminent figures from around the world.

The Young Warriors

The Young Warriors
Author: Victor Stafford Reid
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781398319615
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Release: 2021-03-25
Editor: Hodder Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1735, five Maroon boys are ready to be initiated as warriors. They have prepared long and hard for this day, and must now pass a sequence of tests. How the boys approach this, the most important day of their lives, says much about how they will respond to the challenges ahead. When they encounter a Redcoat troop in the forest near their village, the defence of the village and surrounding Maroon communities will depend on these boys, their training, courage, and intelligence. On this occasion, their community depends on them for its survival, but their initiation as warriors also teaches them lifelong lessons about loyalty, responsibility, trustworthiness and friendship.

St Andrews in the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris

St Andrews in the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris
Author: Roger McStravick
Pages: 278
ISBN: 095716436X
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Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Titanic Thompson The Man Who Bet on Everything

Titanic Thompson  The Man Who Bet on Everything
Author: Kevin Cook
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780393071153
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Release: 2010-11-22
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recounts the colorful life of the gambler-hero who became the inspiration for Guys and Dolls's Sky Masterson, from his pre-PGA golf prowess to trading card tricks with Houdini, conning Al Capone and losing a million dollars to Minnesota Fats.

Tom Morris of St Andrews

Tom Morris of St Andrews
Author: David Malcolm,Peter E. Crabtree
Pages: 322
ISBN: 1780270933
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Release: 2012
Editor: Birlinn Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The game of golf not only has a universal appeal, but also generates more economic activity and employment than any other sport. This book is about how one man, Tom Morris of St. Andrews, presided over the greatest period in the development of golf. Born in a humble weaver's cottage in 1821, Morris largely made golf what it is today. From Morris and his son winning eight of the first twelve Open Championships to Morris being the first golf professional to design and build a course—Prestwick—this account shares the extraordinary blend of triumph and tragedy that marked this golf icon's life.