"One Shot at Forever is powerful, inspirational. . . . This isn't merely a book about baseball. It's a book about heart." --Jeff Pearlman, New York Times bestselling author of Boys Will Be Boys and The Bad Guys Won In 1971, a small-town high school baseball team from rural Illinois, playing with hand-me-down uniforms and peace signs on their hats, defied convention and the odds. Led by an English teacher with no coaching experience, the Macon Ironmen emerged from a field of 370 teams to represent the smallest school in Illinois history to make the state final, a distinction that still stands. There the Ironmen would play against a Chicago powerhouse in a dramatic game that would change their lives forever. In this gripping, cinematic narrative, Chris Ballard tells the story of the team and its coach, Lynn Sweet: a hippie, dreamer, and intellectual who arrived in Macon in 1966, bringing progressive ideas to a town stuck in the Eisenhower era. Beloved by students but not administration, Sweet reluctantly took over the ragtag team, intent on teaching the boys as much about life as baseball. Together they embarked on an improbable postseason run that buoyed a small town in desperate need of something to celebrate. Engaging and poignant, One Shot at Forever is a testament to the power of high school sports to shape the lives of those who play them, and it reminds us that there are few bonds more sacred than that among a coach, a team, and a town. "Macon's run at the title reminds us why sports matter and why sportswriting has such great power to inspire. . . . [It's] one hell of a good story, and Ballard has written one hell of a good book." --Jonathan Eig, Chicago Tribune
One Shot At Forever e-Book Download
Download One Shot At Forever Book Full Content or read online. Available in PDF, tuebl, mobi, ePub and Kindle. Click Get Book and find your favorite books in the online databases. Register to access unlimited books for 7 day trial, fast download and ads free! Find One Shot At Forever book is in the library. READ as many books as you like (Personal use).
Screenwriter Luke Byman turns reluctant and imperiled investigator when he stumbles into an intricate conspiracy involving black-market babies, gunrunning, drug smuggling, and a Hollywood starlet
Former major league baseball players, now members of a Florida league for older players, speak about their experiences in the major leagues and the final days of their professional careers
Now in Paperback! The Road to Science Fiction is a six-volume anthology that covers the development of this genre from its earliest prototypes to the current day. Created originally to provide anthologies for use in classrooms in the late 1970s, these volumes became mass-market sellers. Between an ancient Roman's trip to the moon and the fantastic tales of H.G. Wells lies a journey through time and space and an awesome evolution in scientific thinking. From Gilgamesh's search for immortality to Edgar Allan Poe's balloon trip in the year 2848 these and other key works are gathered together for the first time in one anthology, complete with revealing commentary on the authors, their eras, and the role each played in establishing what we today recognize as science fiction. Volume 4 From Here to Forever covers the period from 1950-1992, illustrating how science fiction can be as concerned with language and character as much as traditional fiction and anything in the mainstream. Includes stories by Jorge Luis Borges, Richard Matheson, C. M. Kornbluth, Jack Vance, and Pamela Zoline.
The Vermont Historical Gazetteer Franklin Grand Isle Lamoille and Orange counties Including also the natural history of Chittenden County and index to volume 1
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1871
- Genre : Vermont
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : HARVARD:32044004393088
While in Los Angeles to get to know her long-lost sisters, Maxie, a new mother, must make some difficult decisions, with the help of her best friends Reece and Charlotte, when she catches Rico, the father of her baby, with his ex-wife. Original.
Longing to photograph the Colonial-era Oakwood estate, Savannah Davis is unprepared for resistance by the plantation's owner, Jacob Quaide, and the appearance of a crinoline-clad ghost who beckons her back in time. Original.
Caught stealing by a handsome Prussian spy, desperate orphan Tatiana agrees to participate in a daring mission of espionage that will bring her to the court of the Czars. Original.
Tony Vaccaro had been part of Lili Szabo's life since she was a lovesick teenager with a major-league crush. Now the high school athlete was a widowed single dad with a trio of energetic little girls relying on him--and no time for romance. Little Lili had grown up! Fourteen years ago, she was like a cute kid sister. Now she had the potential to be so much more. But a shocking secret was about to split Tony's world apart. The question was, could he count on Lili to pick up the pieces?
When the sexy filmmaker who has leased her ranch steps into her salon for a haircut and a shave, Carla Hudson worries that the world wanderer will have no time for a Montana homebody. Original.
Overprotected William begins to notice that the children in his town never seem to grow up, no matter how many birthday parties they have, and discovers that the town's well-meaning parents have devised a plan to keep their children young forever. Original.
- Author : Janice Lynn
- Publisher : HarperCollins UK
- Release Date : 2020-02-20
- Genre : Fiction
- Pages : 192
- ISBN : 9780008902261
One shy nurse... One liaison of a lifetime!
Betrothed in an ancient ceremony to Kayla as children, Jase Terrell flees his destiny and defies his family by running away, but when he discovers that Kayla is in danger, he returns, even though he knows that a dark prophecy could destroy them both. Reprint.
Held up and abducted by outlaw Blake Montgomery while en route to the side of her adoring fiance+a7, Megan Coulston is outraged when she is dragged off to an isolated mountain cabin and passionately tempted beyond her ability to resist. Original.