The Legends Club

The Legends Club
Author: John Feinstein
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780804173179
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Release: 2017-02-21
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On March 18, 1980, the Duke basketball program announced the hiring Mike Krzyzewski, the man who would restore glory to the team. The only problem: no one knew who Krzyzewski was. Nine days later, Jim Valvano was hired by North Carolina State to be their new head coach. The hiring didn't raise as many eyebrows, but the two new coaches had a similar goal: to unseat North Carolina's Dean Smith as the king of college basketball. And just like that, the most sensational competitive decade in the history of the NCAA was about to unfold. The Legends Club captures an era in American sports and culture as John Feinstein pulls back the curtain on the recruiting wars, the intensely personal rivalries that weren't always friendly, the enormous pressure and national stakes, and the battle for the very soul of college basketball.

The Library of Legends

The Library of Legends
Author: Janie Chang
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781443456067
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Release: 2020-04-28
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of Three Souls and Dragon Springs Road comes a captivating historical novel in which a convoy of student refugees travel across China, fleeing the hostilities of a brutal war with Japan “Myths are the darkest and brightest incarnations of who we are . . .” China, 1937. When Japanese bombs begin falling on the city of Nanking, nineteen-year-old Hu Lian and her classmates at Minghua University are ordered to flee. Lian and a convoy of students, faculty and staff must walk 1,000 miles to the safety of China’s western provinces, a journey marred by the constant threat of aerial attack. And it is not just the refugees who are at risk; Lian and her classmates have been entrusted with a priceless treasure: a 500-year-old collection of myths and folklore known as the Library of Legends. The students’ common duty to safeguard the Library of Legends creates unexpected bonds. Lian becomes friends and forms a cautious romance with the handsome and wealthy Liu Shaoming. But after one classmate is arrested and another one is murdered, Lian realizes she must escape before a family secret puts her in danger too. Accompanied by Shao and his enigmatic maidservant, Sparrow, Lian makes her way to Shanghai in the hopes of reuniting with her mother. During the journey, Lian learns of the connection between her two companions and a tale from the Library of Legends, The Willow Star and the Prince. This revelation comes with profound consequences, for as the ancient books travel across China, they awaken immortals and guardian spirits who embark on an exodus of their own, one that will change the country’s fate forever.

The Gargoyle Club the Gargoyle Legends Series 1

The Gargoyle Club  the Gargoyle Legends Series 1
Author: Heather Fleming
Pages: 212
ISBN: 0557751225
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Release: 2010-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Garville, Maine is famous for its stone monsters - the gargoyles and grotesques carved on every building that stare down with sightless eyes. Meanwhile a human monster stalks the streets, leaving a trail of bodies and death. Eden Sinclair quickly realizes the murderer is no ordinary killer. Dark supernatural forces are at work and to survive she must turn to five other teenagers who share her unique powers. Andre, Damien, Colette, Sorel, and Monique are descended from the city's founders and inherited the taint of gargoyle blood. With them Eden finds acceptance, friendship, and even more danger. Betrayal and secrets from the past are entwined with every clue. With her friends beside her Eden begins to close in on the killer . . . but the killer's also closing in on her . . .

Skiing Legends and the Laurentian Lodge Club

Skiing Legends and the Laurentian Lodge Club
Author: Neil McKenty,Catharine McKenty
Pages: 152
ISBN: 1611530830
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Release: 2013-09
Editor: Torchflame Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book invites you to curl up beside the fire and journey to a time when Montrealers skied down Peel Street and the Laurentians were "the wild west" of Quebec. For two expatriate Torontonians, Neil and Catharine McKenty, this journey begins at the Laurentian Lodge Club in Shawbridge, now Prevost. There we meet skiing legends like "Jackrabbit" Johannsen, Harry Pangman and Barbara Kemp. With them we discover the perils of "Foster's Folly," the world's fi rst ski tow, we climb Mont Tremblant in the Thirties and we ride the ski trains with their smells of wax, orange peels and cigar smoke. And we also meet those earlier legends, the larger-than-life Cure Labelle, and the tragic Viscount D'Ivry who lived in a magnifi cent chateau on the shores of Lac-Manitou. This is also the story of how the Laurentians helped Montrealers weather two World Wars and the Depression. It's a great story and the authors have told it well."

When the Legends Die

When the Legends Die
Author: Hal Borland
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9781453232347
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Release: 2011-11-29
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A young Native American raised in the forest is suddenly thrust into the modern world, in this novel by the author of The Dog Who Came to Stay. Thomas Black Bull’s parents forsook the life of a modern reservation and took to ancient paths in the woods, teaching their young son the stories and customs of his ancestors. But Tom’s life changes forever when he loses his father in a tragic accident and his mother dies shortly afterward. When Tom is discovered alone in the forest with only a bear cub as a companion, life becomes difficult. Soon, well-meaning teachers endeavor to reform him, a rodeo attempts to turn him into an act, and nearly everyone he meets tries to take control of his life. Powerful and timeless, When the Legends Die is a captivating story of one boy learning to live in harmony with both civilization and wilderness.

The Bromance Book Club

The Bromance Book Club
Author: Lyssa Kay Adams
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781984806109
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Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first rule of book club: You don't talk about book club. Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott's marriage is in major league trouble. He’s recently discovered a humiliating secret: his wife Thea has always faked the Big O. When he loses his cool at the revelation, it’s the final straw on their already strained relationship. Thea asks for a divorce, and Gavin realizes he’s let his pride and fear get the better of him. Welcome to the Bromance Book Club. Distraught and desperate, Gavin finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville's top alpha men. With the help of their current read, a steamy Regency titled Courting the Countess, the guys coach Gavin on saving his marriage. But it'll take a lot more than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find his inner hero and win back the trust of his wife.

New York Times Book of Sports Legends

New York Times Book of Sports Legends
Author: Joseph Vecchione
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780671760397
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Release: 1992-06-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Profiles Bear Bryant, Roberto Clemente, Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig, Maureen Connolly, Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, and many more

Mayuk the Grizzly Bear

Mayuk the Grizzly Bear
Author: Sechelt Nation
Pages: 24
ISBN: 0889711569
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Release: 1993
Editor: Gibsons, B.C. : Nightwood Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

These traditional teaching legends come straight from the oral traditions of the Sechelt Nation. Simple enough to be understood by young children, yet compelling enough for adults, they are gentle, beautifully presented cautionary tales. You'll want to read them again and again - and you'll learn a few words of the Shishalh language while you're at it. Charlie Craigan is a young Sechelt artist who works in a tiny studio set up in his bedroom. He studied traditional wood carving with Sechelt Nation carvers, but learned to draw and paint by studying books.

The 5 AM Club

The 5 AM Club
Author: Robin Sharma
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781443456630
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Release: 2018-12-04
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Legendary leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma introduced The 5am Club concept over twenty years ago, based on a revolutionary morning routine that has helped his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity. Now, in this life-changing book, handcrafted by the author over a rigorous four-year period, you will discover the early-rising habit that has helped so many accomplish epic results while upgrading their happiness, helpfulness and feelings of aliveness. Through an enchanting—and often amusing—story about two struggling strangers who meet an eccentric tycoon who becomes their secret mentor, The 5am Club will walk you through: How great geniuses, business titans and the world’s wisest people start their mornings to produce astonishing achievements A little-known formula you can use instantly to wake up early feeling inspired, focused and flooded with a fiery drive to get the most out of each day A step-by-step method to protect the quietest hours of daybreak so you have time for exercise, self-renewal and personal growth A neuroscience-based practice proven to help make it easy to rise while most people are sleeping, giving you precious time for yourself to think, express your creativity and begin the day peacefully instead of being rushed “Insider-only” tactics to defend your gifts, talents and dreams against digital distraction and trivial diversions so you enjoy fortune, influence and a magnificent impact on the world Part manifesto for mastery, part playbook for genius-grade productivity and part companion for a life lived beautifully, The 5am Club is a work that will transform your life. Forever.

Dragon Daughter

Dragon Daughter
Author: Liz Flanagan
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781788450225
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Release: 2018-10-04
Editor: David Fickling Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Servant girl Milla witnesses a murder and discovers four strange eggs. Dragon eggs! Her world is turned completely upside down as she finds herself living a secret life in the palace caring for a dragon alongside her former masters. But with unrest and rioting in the town, Milla starts to wonder if keeping the dragons a secret is really the right idea and what role her unknown past might play in it all. Perhaps the dragons are the one thing that can bring all the warring factions together once and for all . . .

The Legends of the Jews

The Legends of the Jews
Author: Louis Ginzberg
Pages: 460
ISBN: 9781596057920
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Release: 2006-04-01
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The masterpiece of one of the preeminent Talmudic scholars of the 20th century, the multivolume Legends of the Jews gathers together stories from the Talmud, the Midrash, the Bible, and oral traditions-also known as the Haggada-and offers them in chronological order. Volume V, first published in 1925, features tales of The Creation of the World, Adam, The Ten Generations, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, the Sons of Jacob, Job, and Moses in Egypt. A work of brilliant erudition and deep devotion, this is an invaluable collection of religious lore. American rabbi LOUIS GINZBERG (1873-1953) founded the American Academy of Jewish Research and was a prolific contributor to the Jewish Encyclopedia.

Standing on Her Shoulders

Standing on Her Shoulders
Author: Monica Clark-Robinson
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781338783551
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Release: 2021-02-16
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A stunning love letter to the important women who shape us -- from our own mothers and grandmothers to the legends who paved the way for girls and women everywhere. Standing on Her Shoulders a celebration of the strong women who influence us -- from our mothers, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers to the women who fought for equality and acceptance in the United States. Monica Clark-Robinson's lyrical text encourages young girls to learn about the powerful and trailblazing women who laid the path for their own lives and empowers them to become role models themselves. Acclaimed illustrator Laura Freeman's remarkable art showcases a loving intergenerational family and encourages girls to find female heroes in their own lives. Standing on Her Shoulders will inspire girls of all ages to follow in the footsteps of these amazing women.

Legend of the Ghost Dog

Legend of the Ghost Dog
Author: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780545469999
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Release: 2012-11-01
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A thrilling mystery set against a stark landscape and the inspiration of Nome's real-life dog hero, Balto. Twelve-year-old Tee has just moved to Nome, Alaska, with her writer father and sullen little brother, Jack. Jack isn't happy about the idea of living in the middle of nowhere, but Tee and her dog Henry are thrilled -- so much open space to run around and sniff! But on a walk near their new house, Henry spots something that has him seriously spooked. Tee sees a mysterious shadow, and it seems to be following them. Have they disturbed a restless spirit? And what other secrets might this dark place be holding?

Legend

Legend
Author: Marie Lu
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781101545959
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Release: 2011-11-29
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Legend doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it." From the New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets. Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

Journey to Star Wars The Last Jedi The Legends of Luke Skywalker

Journey to Star Wars The Last Jedi  The Legends of Luke Skywalker
Author: Ken Liu
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781368001243
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Release: 2017-10-31
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As a cargo ship rockets across thegalaxy to Canto Bight, the deckhands on board trade stories about legendary JediKnight Luke Skywalker. But are the stories of iconic and mysterious LukeSkywalker true, or merely tall tales passed from one corner of the galaxy toanother? Is Skywalker really a famous Jedi hero, an elaborate charlatan,or even part droid? The deckhands will have to decide for themselves when theyhear The Legends of Luke Skywalker. A collection of myths and tall-tales about the legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker, written by Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy award-winning author Ken Liu.

The Sword in the Stone

The Sword in the Stone
Author: Tracey Mayhew
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1782267344
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Release: 2020-11-03
Editor: Legends of King Arthur: Me
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

About the series: Epic battles, thrilling quests and forbidden love combine in the medieval story of the boy who would be king. A retelling of the Arthurian legends, adapted and illustrated to introduce children aged 7+ to classic folklore. Great to share aloud, just like the original tales. All titles have been leveled for classroom use, including GRLs. When two boys save an old man from robbers, they learn of a competition in Londinium to decide the next king of Britain. The elder, Kay, is determined to prove himself worthy as a knight or a king. The younger is Arthur, a farm boy through and through - until he sees the sword in the stone.

1000 Football Clubs

1000 Football Clubs
Author: Jean Damien Lesay
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780789331106
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Release: 2016
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Conceived as a companion to 1000 Football Shirts, which Universe published with great success in 2014, this book is the most up-to-date and comprehensive illustrated guide to soccer covering the world's leading football clubs from England's Arsenal to Mexico's Zacatepec. It's the perfect gift for both new and experienced fans of the beautiful game. An in-depth guide to the best and most important football clubs from around the world featuring over 1,000 illustrations and representing over 1,000 teams from 100 countries.

The Back Roads to March

The Back Roads to March
Author: John Feinstein
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780525564751
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Release: 2021-02
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 New York Times bestselling author John Feinstein returns to his first love--college basketball--with a fascinating and compelling journey through a landscape of unsung, unpublicized and often unknown heroes of Division-1 college hoops. John Feinstein pulls back the curtain on college basketball's lesser-known Cinderella stories--the smaller programs who no one expects to win, who have no chance of attracting the most coveted high school recruits. To tell this story, Feinstein follows a handful of players, coaches, and schools who dream, not of winning the NCAA tournament, but of making it past their first or second round games. Every once in a while, one of these coaches or players is plucked from obscurity to lead a major team or to play professionally, cementing their status in these fiercely passionate fan bases as a legend. These are the gifted players who aren't handled with kid gloves--they're hardworking, gritty teammates who practice and party with everyone else. With his trademark humor and invaluable connections, John Feinstein reveals the big time programs you've never heard of, the bracket busters you didn't expect to cheer for, and the coaches who inspire them to take their teams to the next level.

The Legends of Manchester City

The Legends of Manchester City
Author: Ian Penney
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1859833268
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Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

IN 120 years more than 800 players have turned out in the colours of Manchester City Football Club or the club's earlier guises. Of these many have earned legendary status. This book lists a personal choice of 100 of these legends (one of them never even kicked a ball) who the author thinks warrants the description. Not intended as a complete biographical dictionary, it will hopefully stimulate discussion among supporters and bring back memories of former players and former glories. Names such as Meredith, Browell and Cookson from the early days may not be too familiar to the younger supporter; likewise Swift, Cowan, Doherty and prolific goalscorer Johnson from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. In the 1950s Blues fans witnessed the efforts of Messrs Trautmann, Barnes, Clarke and Paul. The late 1960s and early 1970s brought Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison together and their combined efforts provided the wonderful triumvirate of Lee, Bell and Summerbee (not to mention Book, Young and Doyle) along with superb enjoyment and entertainment to Maine Road. In more recent times Kinkladze, Bishop, Weaver and Goater have all earned the right to be included in the club's Hall of Legends.

Excalibur

Excalibur
Author: Jack Whyte
Pages: 612
ISBN: 0751550728
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Release: 2013-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A hero is born A sword will choose him A sorcerer will save him The Roman Empire is in ruins. On a tiny boat in the Irish Sea float one man and a child, helpless after war has nearly destroyed their home, the colony called Camelot. That man is Merlyn Britannicus, cousin to the slain king Uther Pendragon. He would shed oceans of blood and sacrifice his life to defend the baby and royal heir: Arthur. With Camelot ripped apart by warring lords and assailed by violent tribes, Merlyn must use everything in his power to protect Arthur and return him to the land in which he'll become a hero. Discover the most authentic telling of the Arthurian legend ever written