In this highly entertaining and insightful memoir, one of television’s most respected broadcasters interweaves the story of his life and career with lively firsthand tales of some of the most thrilling events and fascinating figures in modern sports.No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than Al Michaels. Over the course of his forty-plus year career, he has logged more hours on live network television than any other broadcaster in history, and is the only play-by-play commentator to have covered all four major sports championships: the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, and the Stanley Cup Final. He has also witnessed first-hand some of the most memorable events in modern sports, and in this highly personal and revealing account, brings them vividly to life.Michaels shares never-before-told stories from his early years and his rise to the top, covering some of the greatest moments of the past half century—from the “Miracle on Ice”—the historic 1980 Olympic hockey finals—to the earthquake that rocked the 1989 World Series. Some of the greatest names on and off the field are here—Michael Jordan, Bill Walton, Pete Rose, Bill Walsh, Peyton and Eli Manning, Brett Favre, John Madden, Howard Cosell, Cris Collinsworth, and many, many more.Forthright and down-to-earth, Michaels tells the truth as he sees it, giving readers unique insight into the high drama, the colorful players, and the heroes and occasional villains of an industry that has become a vital part of modern culture.
Cocktails and Dreams: A romantic comedy with a perfect feel-good ending! (Martini Club Book 1)
A heart-warming novel with characters you’ll love, don’t miss this first in a new series for romance, laugh-out-loud comedy and a feel-good ending. Perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane and Lindsey Kelk. I was seven years old when I realized my mother was not a great person… Since Savvy was abandoned by her rockstar mother, she has craved a normal life. But after years of financing her boyfriend’s lacklustre career, he leaves her when he hits the bigtime.Savvy’s friends at the burlesque club where she serves elaborate cocktails encourage her to make bold changes in her life. She soon meets handsome bartender Milo, and begins to plan a future she can be excited about.But when Savvy’s estranged mother crashes back into her life, her newfound happiness is under threat… will Savvy have the courage to pursue her dreams? See inside for a delicious cocktail recipe and book club questions! 'Sparkles and fizzes like one of Savvy’s delicious cocktails... a fun, summery read with depth and a host of characters that have stayed with me long after reading.' Lynsey James 'This is definitely my fave book by A. L. Michael so far... I enjoyed every second of this book!’ Simona’s Corner of Dreams'I bloomin’ loved this book! … A brilliant, heart-warming, beautifully written novel.’ The Writing Garnet'A joy from start to finish! … Fun, flirty and feel-good… I cannot wait to read the next fantastic tale from this top-notch writer of romantic comedy!’ Bookish Jottings'A brilliant start to this fab new series and I can't wait to see what is next!' Rae Reads‘Full of yummy sounding food and sizzling cocktails this is a perfect book to devour in an afternoon. Brilliantly entertaining.’ Ali - The Dragon Slayer
The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism--From al Qa'ida to ISIS
New York Times Bestseller Like See No Evil and At the Center of the Storm, this is a vivid and gripping account of the Central Intelligence Agency, a life of secrets, and a war in the shadows. Called the "Bob Gates of his generation" by Politico, Michael Morell was a top CIA officer who played a critical role in the most important counterterrorism events of the past two decades. Morell was by President Bush's side on 9/11/01 when terrorists struck America and in the White House Situation Room advising President Obama on 5/1/11 when America struck back-killing Usama bin Ladin. From the subway bombings in London to the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Morell always seemed to find himself on the cusp of history. A superb intelligence analyst and briefer, Morell now presents THE GREAT WAR OF OUR TIME, where he uses his talents to offer an unblinking and insightful assessment of CIA's counterterrorism successes and failures of the past twenty years and, perhaps most important, shows readers that the threat of terrorism did not die with Bin Ladin in Abbottabad. Morell illuminates new, growing threats from terrorist groups that, if unaddressed, could leave the country vulnerable to attacks that would dwarf 9/11 in magnitude. He writes of secret, back-channel negotiations he conducted with foreign spymasters and regime leaders in a desperate attempt to secure a peaceful outcome to unrest launched during the "Arab Spring." Morell describes how efforts to throw off the shackles of oppression have too often resulted in broken nation states unable or unwilling to join the fight against terrorism. Along the way Morell provides intimate portraits of the leadership styles of figures ranging from Presidents Bush and Obama, CIA directors Tenet, Goss, Hayden, Petraeus, Panetta, and Brennan, and a host of others.
Just Another Day In The Life (A Michael DeSousa Mystery) (Volume 1)
It’s an all out mob war in The Bronx. When seven million dollars disappears from a Las Vegas casino, the number one suspect is a mid-level Vegas mobster named Anthony. The problem is Anthony has vanished without a trace along with the money. Casino owner, a powerful mob boss named Viny Boots calls upon the highly regarded skills of organization hit man Michael DeSousa to track down Anthony and bring the stolen cash home. This takes Michael back to the Bronx in New York City where he and Anthony grew up in the legendary section known as Little Italy. Once in the neighborhood of his roots, Michael begins to track down Anthony’s movements by visiting old friends and his childhood sweetheart Caroline. Even though Michael hasn’t been home in twenty years he is still deeply in love with her and her with him. As the trail to Anthony heats up, so does Michael’s rekindled romance with Caroline. When he finally does catch up with Anthony, Michael is shocked to learn that Anthony stole the money to escape the mob and run away with his longtime girlfriend from The Bronx. Michael is left with little choice. In order to satisfy the mob he must kill Anthony and return the stolen money to Viny and in doing so Michael knows he will lose the only woman he has ever loved and his own soul. The choice is simple. Money or love.
Children and Their Art: Art Education for Elementary and Middle Schools
A trusted guide and companion for current and future art educators, CHILDREN AND THEIR ART presents a professional approach to teaching art consistent with national standards for student learning. This Ninth Edition is targeted at middle level and elementary schools. The authors are experienced as art teachers in the public schools and have a broad knowledge about school art programs. The Ninth Edition provides updated developments in theory, research and practices, with a strong emphasis on how digital technology provides new ways of teaching art. The most comprehensive textbook available for teaching art education methods, CHILDREN AND THEIR ART covers all aspects of teaching art in the elementary and middle school classroom: the basic principles and goals of art education, the characteristics and needs of children as learners, the core principles of art as a subject--aesthetics, principles of design, art history, new developments in art media and technology. It also covers all aspects of instruction--curriculum planning, sample lessons, suggested readings, and internet resources. Among numerous updates throughout the text, the Ninth Edition features a brand-new chapter on new media in art education with 22 new images. It features the use of digital technology in elementary and middle school classrooms and examples of digital art created by students.
Visas for Al Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked the World: An Insider's View
Thousands of American soldiers and civil servants have lost their lives in the War on Terror. Innocent citizens of many nations, including Americans killed on 9/11, have also paid the ultimate price. While the US government claims to stand against terror, this same government refuses to acknowledge its role in creating what has become a deadly international quagmire. Visas for al-Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked the World sets the record straight by laying the blame on high-ranking US government officials. During the 1980s, the CIA recruited and trained Muslim operatives to fight the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Later, the CIA would move those operatives from Afghanistan to the Balkans, and then to Iraq, Libya, and Syria, traveling on illegal US visas. These US-backed and trained fighters would morph into an organization that is synonymous with jihadist terrorism: al-Qaeda. J. Michael Springmann, a former US diplomat, names individuals and organizations that deny culpability. He analyzes the effects of a nebulous war on the US economy and infrastructure. After thirteen bloody years, Springmann exposes hypocrisy and deceit wrapped in a sullied flag of patriotism and honor.
Este retiro lo puede hacer usted mismo refugiándose entre la combinación de lo espiritual y la enseñanza de los santos. El Padre Michael Gaitley, MIC, tiene un don extraordinario para inspirar pequeñas almas a confiar en Jesús, la Divina Misericordia. Contiene 444 páginas. EDITORIAL REVIEWS El Padre Michael Gaitley, MIC, nos ofrece un regalo muy especial en este meditado retiro personal. Une varias tradiciones espirituales y las combina según el patrón de los Ejercicios Espirituales de San Ignacio. Hallaremos inspiración en las citas de los santos que él ha seleccionado cuidadosamente, y en su profunda-aunque accesible- comprensión de los principios de santidad que ellos proclaman. Es un buen camino para el alma que emprende su viaje en respuesta al llamado a abrazar la Divina Misericordia del Señor. - CARDENAL THEODORE E. MCCARRICK Arzobispo Emérito de Washington Consolando al Corazón de Jesús es una obra hermosa, y aún otro camino al Corazón de Jesús, especialmente adecuado para las personas de hoy, demasiado ocupadas y con vidas demandantes. Es una solución para quien no tiene el tiempo o el dinero para viajar a un lugar de retiro durante un fin de semana o más. Es también un método atrayente que puede ser adoptado por un grupo de oración, grupo parroquial o cofradía. Con la ayuda de este libro, muchas más almas encontrarán y descansarán en el Corazón de Jesús. - MADRE AGNES MARY DONOVAN, SV Superiora General de las Hermanas de la Vida
El detective Bosch del departamento de homicidios de la Policia de Los Angeles, esta de vuelta de una licencia administrativa involuntaria justo a tiempo en que los cadaveres comienzan a aparecer. Encuentra pistas que demuestran se trata de un crimen de la mafia, pero no logra interesar al departamento en el asesinato. Bosch decide tomar la investigacion en sus propias manos en este duro relato lleno de curvas cerradas. Los fans de Michael Connelly encontraran en este excelente libro. / LAPD Homicide detective Bosch is back from an involuntary administrative leave just in time for the bodies to start turning up. When he finds hints of an mob hit but can't interest the organized crime unit in the murder, Bosch has to take the investigation into his own hands in a this hard-boiled tale full of sharp turns. Fans of Michael Connelly's excellent, The Poet, will go wild for this even better addition to the Harry Bosch series.
Goodbye Ruby Tuesday (The House on Camden Square, Book 1)
Four friends have become three. But that’s only the beginning.Ruby, Evie, Mollie and Chelsea were the bad girls at school. But Ruby was the baddest. Evie fought her anger, Mollie fought her mother and Chelsea…well, Chelsea just fought. But Ruby set her sights on a bigger stage. And together, they dreamed of a future where Ruby could sing, Evie could make art, Mollie could bake, Chelsea could dance – and all of them could finally feel at home.A decade later, the girls are reunited for the funeral of Ruby, who took the world – and the charts – by storm, before fading too soon. And Evie doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry when she learns that Ruby has left them a house on Camden Square – the perfect place for them to fulfil their dreams. But does she dare take the plunge, and risk it all for one last shot at the stars?Goodbye Ruby Tuesday is Book 1 in A.L. Michael’s new series, ‘The House on Camden Square’
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