Posted by admin | Posted in New Releases, Sports-New | Posted on 22-03-2011-05-2008
Author: Kostya Kennedy
Seventy baseball seasons ago, on a May afternoon at Yankee Stadium, Joe DiMaggio lined a hard single to leftfield. It was the quiet beginning to the most resonant baseball achievement of all time. Starting that day, the vaunted Yankee centerfielder kept on hitting-at least one hit in game after game after game. In the summer of 1941, as Nazi forces moved relentlessly across Europe and young American men were drafted by the millions, it seemed only a matter of time before the U.S. went to war. The nation was apprehensive. Yet for two months in that tense summer, America was captivated by DiMaggio’s astonishing hitting streak. In 56, Kostya Kennedy tells the remarkable story of how the streak found its way into countless lives, from the Italian kitchens of Newark to the playgrounds of Queens to the San Francisco streets of North Beach; from the Oval Office of FDR to the Upper West Side apartment where Joe’s first wife, Dorothy, the movie starlet, was expecting a child. In this crisp, evocative narrative Joe DiMaggio emerges in a previously unseen light, a 26-year-old on the cusp of becoming an icon. He comes alive-a driven ballplayer, a mercurial star and a conflicted husband-as the tension and the scrutiny upon him build with each passing day. DiMaggio’s achievement lives on as the greatest of sports records. Alongside the story of DiMaggio’s dramatic quest, Kennedy deftly examines the peculiar nature of hitting streaks and with an incisive, modern-day perspective gets inside the number itself, as its sheer improbability heightens both the math and the magic of 56 games in a row.
|Publisher: Sports Illustrated
Posted by admin | Posted in New Releases, Sports-New | Posted on 08-02-2011-05-2008
Author: Woodall’s Publications Corp.
The 2011 Woodall’s North American Campground Directory has been completely updated from the 2010 edition, with over 300,000 changes and updates. Plus, 2011 marks Woodall’s 75th anniversary, and each copy of the North American Directory includes a commemorative edition mark and an entry form into Woodall’s 75th Anniversary Sweepstakes.
The 2011 Edition includes complete listing information for over 14,000 locations including both public and privately owned campgrounds and RV parks. Woodall’s 2011 edition marks parks that meet our strict ?green” criteria and now includes full color state and provincial maps for every state and province.
Here’s what’s inside the 2011 edition:
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Posted by admin | Posted in New Releases, Sports-New | Posted on 23-01-2011-05-2008
Author: Chris McCormack
The Ironman World Championship is one of the most grueling tests of mental and physical endurance and athleticism in the world. Its competitors have 17 hours to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run a full marathon, 26.2 miles. Chris McCormack has dedicated his life to training for-and winning– this race, a feat he has accomplished twice, along with winning the Australian Ironman five years in a row and coming in first at both the Triathlon World Championships and the International Triathlon Union World Cup.
But his journey to athletic greatness is more than one of just physical endurance. I’M HERE TO WIN is McCormack’s account of everything it takes-mind, body and spirit — to become a champion.
In 2010, McCormack silenced his critics when he won the Hawaiian Ironman Championship at 37. He ran the race not just for himself, but for his late mother and the charity he founded in her honor to fight breast cancer. He now had a purpose, a passion, and something to drive him beyond himself.
While Macca gives much credit to his physical performance, he believes his success comes from what he does before and after the race as much as during. In I’M HERE TO WIN he will share some of his most important training tips and Macca-isms, short bits of wisdom such as: Know yourself, listen to your body and mind, do the right thing today and trust the results without worrying about tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »