When I Was the Greatest

When I Was the Greatest
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Author: Jason Reynolds
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781442459489
Release: 2015-08-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster

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In Bed Stuy, New York, a small misunderstanding can escalate into having a price on your head—even if you’re totally clean. This gritty, triumphant debut that Publishers Weekly calls “a funny and rewarding read” captures the heart and the hardship of life for an urban teen. A lot of the stuff that gives my neighborhood a bad name, I don’t really mess with. The guns and drugs and all that, not really my thing. Nah, not his thing. Ali’s got enough going on, between school and boxing and helping out at home. His best friend Noodles, though. Now there’s a dude looking for trouble—and, somehow, it’s always Ali around to pick up the pieces. But, hey, a guy’s gotta look out for his boys, right? Besides, it’s all small potatoes; it’s not like anyone’s getting hurt. And then there’s Needles. Needles is Noodles’s brother. He’s got a syndrome, and gets these ticks and blurts out the wildest, craziest things. It’s cool, though: everyone on their street knows he doesn’t mean anything by it. Yeah, it’s cool…until Ali and Noodles and Needles find themselves somewhere they never expected to be…somewhere they never should've been—where the people aren’t so friendly, and even less forgiving.

When I Was the Greatest

When I Was the Greatest
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Author: Jason Reynolds
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781442459496
Release: 2014-01-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Bed Stuy, New York, a small misunderstanding can escalate into having a price on your head—even if you’re totally clean. This gritty, triumphant debut that Publishers Weekly calls “a funny and rewarding read” captures the heart and the hardship of life for an urban teen. A lot of the stuff that gives my neighborhood a bad name, I don’t really mess with. The guns and drugs and all that, not really my thing. Nah, not his thing. Ali’s got enough going on, between school and boxing and helping out at home. His best friend Noodles, though. Now there’s a dude looking for trouble—and, somehow, it’s always Ali around to pick up the pieces. But, hey, a guy’s gotta look out for his boys, right? Besides, it’s all small potatoes; it’s not like anyone’s getting hurt. And then there’s Needles. Needles is Noodles’s brother. He’s got a syndrome, and gets these ticks and blurts out the wildest, craziest things. It’s cool, though: everyone on their street knows he doesn’t mean anything by it. Yeah, it’s cool…until Ali and Noodles and Needles find themselves somewhere they never expected to be…somewhere they never should've been—where the people aren’t so friendly, and even less forgiving.

The Greatest My Own Story

The Greatest  My Own Story
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Author: Muhammad Ali,Richard Durham
Pages: 398
ISBN: 9781631680359
Release: 2015-10-05
Editor: Graymalkin Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In his own words, the heavyweight champion of the world pulls no punches as he chronicles the battles he faced in and out of the ring in this fascinating memoir edited by Nobel Prize-winning novelist, Toni Morrison. Growing up in the South, surrounded by racial bigotry and discrimination, Ali fought not just for a living, but also for respect and rewards far more precious than money or glory. He was named Sportsman of the Century by Sports Illustrated and the BBC. Ali redefined what it meant to be an athlete by giving hope to millions around the world and inspiring us all to fight for what is important to us. This is a multifaceted portrait of Muhammad Ali only he could render: sports legend; unapologetic anti-war advocate; outrageous showman and gracious goodwill ambassador; fighter, lover, poet, and provocateur; an irresistible force to be reckoned with. Who better to tell the tale than the man who went the distance living it?

The Greatest Muhammad Ali

The Greatest  Muhammad Ali
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Author: Walter Dean Myers
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781338145434
Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: Scholastic Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From his childhood in the segregated South to his final fight with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali never backed down. He was banned from boxing during his prime because he refused to fight in Vietnam. He became a symbol of the antiwar movement - and a defender of civil rights. As "The Greatest," he was a boxer of undeniable talent and courage. He took the world by storm - only Ali could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!" Muhammad Ali: Olympic gold medalist, former heavyweight champion, and one of the most influential people of all time.

The Greatest Salesman in the World

The Greatest Salesman in the World
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Author: Og Mandino
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780307780904
Release: 2011-01-05
Editor: Bantam

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The runaway bestseller with more than four million copies in print! You too can change your life with the priceless wisdom of ten ancient scrolls handed down for thousands of years. “Every sales manager should read The Greatest Salesman in the World. It is a book to keep at the bedside, or on the living room table—a book to dip into as needed, to browse in now and then, to enjoy in small stimulating portions. It is a book for the hours and for the years, a book to turn to over and over again, as to a friend, a book of moral, spiritual and ethical guidance, an unfailing source of comfort and inspiration.”—Lester J. Bradshaw, Jr., Former Dean, Dale Carnegie Institute of Effective Speaking & Human Relations “I have read almost every book that has ever been written on salesmanship, but I think Og Mandino has captured all of them in The Greatest Salesman in the World. No one who follows these principles will ever fail as a salesman, and no one will ever be truly great without them; but, the author has done more than present the principles—he has woven them into the fabric of one of the most fascinating stories I have ever read.”—Paul J. Meyer, President of Success Motivation Institute, Inc. “I was overwhelmed by The Greatest Salesman in the World. It is, without doubt, the greatest and the most touching story I have ever read. It is so good that there are two musts that I would attach to it: First, you must not lay it down until you have finished it; and secondly, every individual who sells anything, and that includes us all, must read it.”—Robert B. Hensley, President, Life Insurance Co. of Kentucky

The greatest book ever written

The greatest book ever written
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Author: Fulton Oursler
Pages: 512
ISBN:
Release: 1981-06
Editor: JoshWBTest

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is the greatest book ever written

To the Greatest Heights

To the Greatest Heights
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Author: Vanessa O'Brien
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781982123789
Release: 2021-03-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"A memoir by Vanessa O'Brien, record-breaking American-British explorer, takes you on an unexpected journey to the top of the world's highest mountains"--

THE GREATEST OF SINS

THE GREATEST OF SINS
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Author: Naoko Moto,CHRISTINE MERRILL
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9784596065315
Release: 2019-11-01
Editor: Harlequin / SB Creative

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“For the first time in six years, I’ll be coming home…to witness your marriage to the duke.” The long-awaited letter that young Evelyn received from Sam didn’t contain the answer she was hoping for. When she was fifteen, Sam was her first kiss and her first love. But she can only assume it was a goodbye gesture before he left to study medicine overseas. Suppressing her lingering passion, Evelyn decides to try her best to form a new loving relationship with the duke. However, Sam, now a skilled and handsome doctor, struggles with his developing feelings for Eve as he hides a dark secret that will change their relationship forever…

Inhuman

Inhuman
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Author: Kat Falls
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780545520348
Release: 2013-09-24
Editor: Scholastic Inc.

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Beauty versus beasts. In the wake of a devastating biological disaster, the United States east of the Mississippi River has been abandoned. Now called the Feral Zone, a reference to the virus that turned millions of people into bloodthirsty savages, the entire area is off-limits. The punishment for violating the border is death. Lane McEvoy can't imagine why anyone would risk it. She's grown up in the shadow of the great wall separating east from west, and she's naturally curious about what's on the other side - but she's not that curious. Life in the west is safe, comfortable . . . sterile. Which is just how she likes it. But Lane gets the shock of her life when she learns that someone close to her has crossed into the Feral Zone. And she has little choice but to follow. Lane travels east, risking life and limb and her very DNA, completely unprepared for what she finds in the ruins of civilization . . . and afraid to learn whether her humanity will prove her greatest strength or a fatal weakness.

The Alex Ferguson Quote Book

The Alex Ferguson Quote Book
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Author: Ebury Press
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781448177622
Release: 2013-06-06
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'Football. Bloody hell.' The longest serving and most successful manager in British football history shocked the world by finally retiring in May 2013 and instantly created more column inches and twitter mentions that the death of Margaret Thatcher. And he wasn’t just the greatest, but also one of the most outspoken, engaging and witty voices from the game, as this book proves. Here is the history of his supreme verbal sparring during his years at Manchester United - the man in his own words (with a few additional thoughts from those who knew him best and crossed swords with him most). 'There's nothing wrong with losing your temper once in a while if it's for the right reasons' 'If he was an inch taller he’d be the best centre-half in Britain. His father is 6ft 2in – I’d check the milkman' On Gary Neville 'He could start a row in an empty house' On Denis Wise 'The list of gentle, naturally retiring men who have been successful in their attempts at running clubs isn't a long one, is it?'

The Greatest You

The Greatest You
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Author: Trent Shelton
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781400207947
Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Thomas Nelson

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"If you want to become the best you, but are unsure how to get there, start here." -- Rachel Hollis, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Girl, Wash Your Face and Girl, Stop Apologizing In this remarkable, life-changing new book, renowned inspirational speaker Trent Shelton shares his revolutionary tool kit for transforming your life and reaching your goals. Trent Shelton seemed to have it all together--until everything fell apart. A college football standout, his NFL dreams died when he was cut from multiple teams. With no job and no prospects, learning he had a child on the way and numbing himself with whatever he could find, Trent then found out one of his closest friends had killed himself. Life seemed without hope--until Trent discovered the secret to finding promise in the darkest of times. And now he shares that secret with you. Writing from deep, been-there experience, Trent walks you on a journey to become the best hope-filled version of yourself. In The Greatest You, Trent takes you through the necessary steps to become everything you are meant to be, from facing the reality of your circumstances and realizing your purpose in life, to breaking free from toxic environments and forgiving those--including yourself--who've harmed you, to learning how to guard yourself against the pitfalls of life. Weaving together personal stories from his own life and from others who have also gone through hard times, Trent reveals how you can bring out the best in yourself and establish a happier, more fulfilled future for generations to come.

The Greatest Miracle in the World

The Greatest Miracle in the World
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Author: Og Mandino
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780307420640
Release: 2009-09-30
Editor: Bantam

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For the millions who have embraced Og Mandino's classic, The Greatest Salesman in the World, here is his new book, which contains the amazing Memorandum from God . . . to you. A great inspirational writer tells his greatest story—an amazing narrative that will hold you spellbound . . . as it reveals exciting new secrets for your personal happiness and success. Here is a simple but powerful story that will affect your thoughts and actions long after the final sentence has touched your heart. You will never forget: • The four simple rules that can help you perform a miracle in your life • The glass geranium that will break your heart • The dingy parking lot where Mandino's life, and yours, begins again • The ragpicker who rescues humans after they quit on themselves • The secret of regaining the self-esteem you have lost “A work that will lift the mind and heart of every reader!”—Norman Vincent Peale

The Greatest Beer Run Ever

The Greatest Beer Run Ever
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Author: John "Chick" Donohue,J. T. Molloy
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780062995483
Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER! Soon to be a major motion picture written and directed by Academy Award-winning director of Green Book, Peter Farrelly. “Chickie takes us thousands of miles on a hilarious quest laced with sorrow, but never dull. You will laugh and cry, but you will not be sorry that you read this rollicking story.”—Malachy McCourt A wildly entertaining, feel-good memoir of an Irish-American New Yorker and former U.S. marine who embarked on a courageous, hare-brained scheme to deliver beer to his pals serving Vietnam in the late 1960s. One night in 1967, twenty-six-year-old John Donohue—known as Chick—was out with friends, drinking in a New York City bar. The friends gathered there had lost loved ones in Vietnam. Now, they watched as anti-war protesters turned on the troops themselves. One neighborhood patriot came up with an inspired—some would call it insane—idea. Someone should sneak into Vietnam, track down their buddies there, give them messages of support from back home, and share a few laughs over a can of beer. It would be the Greatest Beer Run Ever. But who’d be crazy enough to do it? One man was up for the challenge—a U. S. Marine Corps veteran turned merchant mariner who wasn’t about to desert his buddies on the front lines when they needed him. Chick volunteered. A day later, he was on a cargo ship headed to Vietnam, armed with Irish luck and a backpack full of alcohol. Landing in Qui Nho’n, Chick set off on an adventure that would change his life forever—an odyssey that took him through a series of hilarious escapades and harrowing close calls, including the Tet Offensive. But none of that mattered if he could bring some cheer to his pals and show them how much the folks back home appreciated them. This is the story of that epic beer run, told in Chick’s own words and those of the men he visited in Vietnam.

Simone Breaks All the Rules

Simone Breaks All the Rules
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Author: Debbie Rigaud
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781338681734
Release: 2021-06-01
Editor: Scholastic Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Perfect for fans of You Should See Me in a Crown and To All the Boys I've Loved Before, this hilarious and heartfelt Own Voices rom-com from bestselling author Debbie Rigaud is pure Black girl joy. Simone Thibodeaux is about to switch things up. Check her life: It’s sealed in a boy-proof container. Her Haitian immigrant parents send Simone to an all-girls high school and enforce strict no-dating rules. As for prom? Simone is allowed to go on one condition: Her parents will select her date (a boy from a nice, Haitian immigrant family, obviously). Simone is desperate to avoid the setup -- especially since she has a serious crush on another boy. It's time to take action. Simone and her fellow late-bloomer friends make a senior year bucket list of all the wild things they haven't done yet. Like: going out dancing, skipping class (what), and oh yeah -- deciding their own prom destinies. But as the list takes on a life of its own, things get much messier than Simone expected. Can she figure out which rules are worth breaking and which might save her from heartbreak?

The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift
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Author: Philip Van Doren Stern
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781476778860
Release: 2014-10-28
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

George Pratt, depressed and contemplating suicide, is allowed to see what his community would have been like if he had never been born, in a hardcover reissue of the story that inspired the film It's a Wonderful Life. 100,000 first printing.

The Greatest

The Greatest
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Author: Matthew Syed
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781473653672
Release: 2017-02-23
Editor: John Murray

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What can Roger Federer teach us about the secret of longevity? What do the All Blacks have in common with improvised jazz musicians? What can cognitive neuroscientists tell us about what happens to the brains of sportspeople when they perform? And why did Johan Cruyff believe that beauty was more important than winning? Matthew Syed, the 'Sports Journalist of the Year 2016', answers these questions and more in a fascinating, wide-ranging and provocative book about the mental game of sport. How do we become the best that we can be, as individuals, teams and as organisations? Sport, with its innate sense of drama, its competitive edge, its psychological pressures, its sense of morality and its illusive quest for perfection, provides the answers.

The Greatest Adventure

The Greatest Adventure
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Author: Tony Piedra
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781338290493
Release: 2018-09-11
Editor: Scholastic Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Where does true adventure come from? A young Latino boy and his grandfather find the true answer together.

The Greatest Hit

The Greatest Hit
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Author: Will Kostakis
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780733646799
Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Hachette Australia

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

People look at Tessa and see her biggest mistake. While everyone else her age is taking their bold first steps into adulthood, she's just trying to outrun a song that went viral when she was fourteen. But now - an opportunity. A profile as one of The Five Most Forgettable Internet Celebrities of the Decade So Far gives her the chance to right a wrong, and the courage to sing her greatest hit as it was originally written. But will it be enough to win back the person she hurt? An exclusive story for AUSTRALIA READS from one of Australia's leading YA writers.

The Boy in the Black Suit

The Boy in the Black Suit
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Author: Jason Reynolds
Pages: 255
ISBN: 9781442459502
Release: 2015-01-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Soon after his mother's death, Matt takes a job at a funeral home in his tough Brooklyn neighborhood and, while attending and assisting with funerals, begins to accept her death and his responsibilities as a man.

The Greatest Generation

The Greatest Generation
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Author: Tom Brokaw
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780375504624
Release: 2000-02-23
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The instant classic that changed the way we saw World War II and an entire generation of Americans, from the beloved journalist whose own iconic career has lasted more than fifty years. In this magnificent testament to a nation and her people, Tom Brokaw brings to life the extraordinary stories of a generation that gave new meaning to courage, sacrifice, and honor. From military heroes to community leaders to ordinary citizens, he profiles men and women who served their country with valor, then came home and transformed it: Senator Daniel Inouye, decorated at the front, fighting prejudice at home; Martha Settle Putney, one of the first black women to serve in the newly formed WACs; Charles Van Gorder, a doctor who set up a MASH-like medical facility in the middle of battle, then opened a small clinic in his hometown; Navy pilot and future president George H. W. Bush, assigned to read the mail of the enlisted men under him, who says that in doing so he “learned about life”; and many other laudable Americans. To this generation that gave so much and asked so little, Brokaw offers eloquent tribute in true stories of everyday heroes in extraordinary times. Praise for The Greatest Generation “Moving . . . a tribute to the members of the World War II generation to whom we Americans and the world owe so much.”—The New York Times Book Review “Full of wonderful, wrenching tales of a generation of heroes. Tom Brokaw reminds us what we are capable of as a people. An inspiring read for those who wish their spirits lifted.”—Colin L. Powell “Offers welcome inspiration . . . It is impossible to read even a few of these accounts and not be touched by the book’s overarching message: We who followed this generation have lived in the midst of greatness.”—The Washington Times “Entirely compelling.”—The Wall Street Journal