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Title Gary Player s Black Book
Author Gary Player
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2017-04-04
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9781510716810
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Gary Player's Black Book contains fifty questions and detailed responses from eighteen-time major winner Gary Player. The book, divided into three parts, focuses on specific scenarios and problems that arise in golf, life, and business. In the first section on golf, topics include putting, scoring, etiquette, the mental side of the game, and fitness and nutrition. In the section on life, Player, the father of six and grandfather to twenty-two, addresses issues such as parenting, who to turn to when in need of advice, and more. Finally, in the section on business, he details how to deal with competition, among other topics. Player responds to questions such as: • Golf: How do I play a bunker shot from a plugged lie? • Life: I feel like I’ve lost the passion for what I do. How do I get that back? • Business: When people criticize my work I take it very personally. How do you handle criticism? The 2012 recipient of the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award, Player draws from both on and off the course experiences dealing with competitors, businesspeople, and family. In doing so, he offers a unique glimpse into handling adversity with regard to these relationships. The advice that he offers is invaluable to fans of all ages.

Don T Choke by Gary Player

Title Don t Choke
Author Gary Player
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2015-03-10
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781634500302
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Gary Player is one of golf’s greatest champions. As one of the “Big Three” of golf’s golden era (with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer), he helped launch golf as a major international sport. He sits fourth on the list of most major victories on the PGA Tour, and he built a reputation of being fearless on the course and steely on the greens. Now in its second edition, revised and updated, Don’t Choke is Player’s look at what it takes to achieve success when the pressure is on. Player explains how and why he became a champion and what it takes to win in big-time golf, but he also explains how learning to cope in high-pressure situations can help anyone. This book is not all about golf. Player has had a long, successful career in business since his playing days—designing golf courses, marketing golf equipment and sportswear, and more. If you want to do better in a boardroom or in your next job interview, Player’s advice will help. This glimpse into the mind of a champion offers lessons to everyone who faces pressure. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Fit For Golf by Gary Player

Title Fit for Golf
Author Gary Player
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 1994-11
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 175
ISBN 9780671899943
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Combining stretching exercises, cardiovascular activities, weight training, and nutritional advice, Player's program will help golfers build their strength for greater distance off the tee, maintain flexibility, and consistency throughout a round, and increase their endurance, no matter how often they play. 200 4-color photos.

Golf Begins At 50 by Gary Player

Title Golf Begins at 50
Author Gary Player
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Release Date 1988
Category Aging
Total Pages 254
ISBN PSU:000031184083
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Winner of 133 tournaments in twelve nations, Gary Player is one of only four men ever to have won all golf's major championships. He shows how he has adapted his game as he's gotten older, recommending techniques for senior golfers. 70 photos, 40 drawings.

Golf For Enlightenment by Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Title Golf for Enlightenment
Author Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Publisher Harmony
Release Date 2003-03-04
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781400050888
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Deepak Chopra has discovered the delights—and frustrations—of golf, and he is passionate about the game. Confronted by the wild ups and downs of his own play, he consulted with golf professionals and developed a new approach to the game that any golfer can follow—from the novice to the expert. The results can be measured not only in increased enjoyment and skill, but also in greater wisdom about life beyond the 18th hole. Chopra’s own game has improved dramatically since incorporating the elements of his program. Instead of focusing on the mechanics of a “perfect” swing, Chopra reveals how golf can be mastered through mindfulness, a form of awareness that combines sharp focus and relaxation at the same time. Expanded awareness, he tells us, can accomplish much more than external mechanics to improve one’s game. But Golf for Enlightenment is also an engrossing story about Adam, an Everyman who is playing a terrible round of golf when he meets a mysterious young teaching pro named Leela. In seven short but profound lessons detailing spiritual strategies, she teaches Adam the essence of a game that has much to explain about life itself. Chopra has spent the last year taking the unique message in Golf for Enlightenment nationwide, teaching the essential tenets of his program at lectures and seminars to golfers everywhere. His message continues to help players turn an obsession into a positive life path.

Inside Power by Gary Sheffield

Title Inside Power
Author Gary Sheffield
Publisher Three Rivers Press
Release Date 2008-04
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780307352231
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The baseball All-Star recounts his life and nineteen-year career in the sport and business of major league baseball, offering his candid, no-holds-barred reflections on such topics as racism in major leagues, steroids, the Yankees, the frustrations of dealing with baseball executives, and more. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Apartheid by iMinds

Title Apartheid
Author iMinds
Publisher iMinds Pty Ltd
Release Date 2014-05-14
Category History
Total Pages 6
ISBN 9781921746024
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Until 1994 only one quarter of the South African population voted in elections. People classified as 'non-White' were denied basic rights, including the right to vote. This system was known as 'apartheid'. The word comes from Afrikaners, a South African language. It literally means 'separateness' or 'apartness'. Colonialism in Africa occurred in waves ...

Black Planet by David Shields

Title Black Planet
Author David Shields
Publisher Three Rivers Press
Release Date 2012-06-27
Category Social Science
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780307767103
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The National Basketball Association is a place where, without ever acknowledging it, white fans and black players enact and quietly explode virtually every racial issue and tension in the culture at large. In Black Planet, David Shields explores how, in a predominantly black sport, white fans--including especially himself--think about and talk about black heroes, black scapegoats, black bodies. During the 1994-95 NBA season, Shields went to the Seattle SuperSonics' home games; watched their away games on TV; listened to interviews and call-in shows; talked, or tried to talk, to players, coaches, and agents; attended charity events; corresponded with members of the Sonics newsgroup on the Web. He kept a journal and over the next few years transformed that journal into this book, which is focused sharply on white spectators' relationship to black athletes, in particular Shields' own identification with Gary Payton, the team's language-besotted point-guard. Through the apparently simple vehicle of a daily diary running from November 5, 1994 to May 5, 1995, and ranging from a dispute between two fans over the sale of a ticket to the national media frenzy surrounding Charles Barkley's jest "That's why I hate white people," David Shields confronts the nature of racism (including his own)--the otherness in ourselves that we project onto strangers. He takes us via sports passion deep into the American racial divide. From the Hardcover edition.

Commander In Cheat by Rick Reilly

Title Commander in Cheat
Author Rick Reilly
Publisher Hachette Books
Release Date 2019-04-02
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780316527842
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Reilly pokes more holes in Trump's claims than there are sand traps on all of his courses combined. It is by turns amusing and alarming." -- The New Yorker "Golf is the spine of this shocking, wildly humorous book, but humanity is its flesh and spirit." -- Chicago Sun-Times "Every one of Trump's most disgusting qualities surfaces in golf." -- The Ringer An outrageous indictment of Donald Trump's appalling behavior when it comes to golf -- on and off the green -- and what it reveals about his character. Donald Trump loves golf. He loves to play it, buy it, build it, and operate it. He owns 14 courses around the world and runs another five, all of which he insists are the best on the planet. He also claims he's a 3 handicap, almost never loses, and has won an astonishing 18 club championships. How much of all that is true? Almost none of it, acclaimed sportswriter Rick Reilly reveals in this unsparing look at Trump in the world of golf. Based on Reilly's own experiences with Trump as well as interviews with over 100 golf pros, amateurs, developers, and caddies, Commander in Cheat is a startling and at times hilarious indictment of Trump and his golf game. You'll learn how Trump cheats (sometimes with the help of his caddies and Secret Service agents), lies about his scores (the "Trump Bump"), tells whoppers about the rank of his courses and their worth (declaring that every one of them is worth $50 million), and tramples the etiquette of the game (driving on greens doesn't help). Trump doesn't brag so much, though, about the golf contractors he stiffs, the course neighbors he intimidates, or the way his golf decisions wind up infecting his political ones. For Trump, it's always about winning. To do it, he uses the tricks he picked up from the hustlers at the public course where he learned the game as a college kid, and then polished as one of the most bombastic businessmen of our time. As Reilly writes, "Golf is like bicycle shorts. It reveals a lot about a man." Commander in Cheat "paints a side-splitting portrait of a congenital cheater" (Esquire), revealing all kinds of unsightly truths Trump has been hiding.

Title Gary Player s Top Golf Courses of the World
Author Gary Player
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2001
Category Golf courses
Total Pages 160
ISBN 1859745024
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the ancient links of Scotland to the landmark courses that have set new trends in course design, this book presents 55 of the finest courses in the world, analyzing their particular challenges and recalling some of the great championships associated with them.

Game Engine Black Book by Fabien Sanglard

Title Game Engine Black Book
Author Fabien Sanglard
Publisher Software Wizards
Release Date 2017-08-31
Category Computers
Total Pages 315
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How was Wolfenstein 3D made and what were the secrets of its speed? How did id Software manage to turn a machine designed to display static images for word processing and spreadsheet applications into the best gaming platform in the world, capable of running games at seventy frames per seconds? If you have ever asked yourself these questions, Game Engine Black Book is for you. This is an engineering book. You will not find much prose in here (the author’s English is broken anyway.) Instead, this book has only bit of text and plenty of drawings attempting to describe in great detail the Wolfenstein 3D game engine and its hardware, the IBM PC with an Intel 386 CPU and a VGA graphic card. Game Engine Black Book details techniques such as raycasting, compiled scalers, deferred rendition, VGA Mode-Y, linear feedback shift register, fixed point arithmetic, pulse width modulation, runtime generated code, self-modifying code, and many others tricks. Open up to discover the architecture of the software which pioneered the First Person Shooter genre.

The Players Ball by David Kushner

Title The Players Ball
Author David Kushner
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Release Date 2020-04-21
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781501122156
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“An engrossing microcosm of the internet’s Wild West years” (Kirkus Reviews), award-winning journalist David Kushner tells the incredible battle between the founder of Match.com and the con man who swindled him out of the website Sex.com, resulting in an all-out war for control for what still powers the internet today: love and sex. In 1994, visionary entrepreneur Gary Kremen used a $2,500 loan to create the first online dating service, Match.com. Only five percent of Americans were using the internet at the time, and even fewer were looking online for love. He quickly bought the Sex.com domain too, betting the combination of love and sex would help propel the internet into the mainstream. Imagine Kremen’s surprise when he learned that someone named Stephen Michael Cohen had stolen the rights to Sex.com and was already making millions that Kremen would never see. Thus follows the wild true story of Kremen’s and Cohen’s decade-long battle for control. In The Players Ball, author and journalist David Kushner provides a front seat to these must-read Wild West years online, when innovators and outlaws battled for power and money. This cat-and-mouse game between a genius and a con man changed the way people connect forever, and is key to understanding the rise and future of the online world. “Kushner delivers a fast-paced, raunchy tale of sex, drugs, and dial-up.” —Publishers Weekly

Trouble by Gary D. Schmidt

Title Trouble
Author Gary D. Schmidt
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2010-04-12
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 0547487738
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Henry Smith’s father told him that if you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you.” But Trouble comes careening down the road one night in the form of a pickup truck that strikes Henry’s older brother, Franklin. In the truck is Chay Chouan, a young Cambodian from Franklin’s preparatory school, and the accident sparks racial tensions in the school—and in the well-established town where Henry’s family has lived for generations. Caught between anger and grief, Henry sets out to do the only thing he can think of: climb Mt. Katahdin, the highest mountain in Maine, which he and Franklin were going to climb together. Along with Black Dog, whom Henry has rescued from drowning, and a friend, Henry leaves without his parents’ knowledge. The journey, both exhilarating and dangerous, turns into an odyssey of discovery about himself, his older sister, Louisa, his ancestry, and why one can never escape from Trouble.

Guitar Zero by Gary Marcus

Title Guitar Zero
Author Gary Marcus
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2012-01-19
Category Music
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781101552285
Language English, Spanish, and French
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On the eve of his 40th birthday, Gary Marcus, a renowned scientist with no discernible musical talent, learns to play the guitar and investigates how anyone—of any age —can become musical. Do you have to be born musical to become musical? Do you have to start at the age of six? Using the tools of his day job as a cognitive psychologist, Gary Marcus becomes his own guinea pig as he takes up the guitar. In a powerful and incisive look at how both children and adults become musical, Guitar Zero traces Marcus’s journey, what he learned, and how anyone else can learn, too. A groundbreaking peek into the origins of music in the human brain, this musical journey is also an empowering tale of the mind’s enduring plasticity. Marcus investigates the most effective ways to train body and brain to learn to play an instrument, in a quest that takes him from Suzuki classes to guitar gods. From deliberate and efficient practicing techniques to finding the right music teacher, Marcus translates his own experience—as well as reflections from world-renowned musicians—into practical advice for anyone hoping to become musical, or to learn a new skill. Guitar Zero debunks the popular theory of an innate musical instinct while simultaneously challenging the idea that talent is only a myth. While standing the science of music on its head, Marcus brings new insight into humankind’s most basic question: what counts as a life well lived? Does one have to become the next Jimi Hendrix to make a passionate pursuit worthwhile, or can the journey itself bring the brain lasting satisfaction? For all those who have ever set out to play an instrument—or wish that they could—Guitar Zero is an inspiring and fascinating look at the pursuit of music, the mechanics of the mind, and the surprising rewards that come from following one’s dreams.

Bunker Play by Gary Player

Title Bunker Play
Author Gary Player
Publisher Broadway
Release Date 1996
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 160
ISBN PSU:000026329291
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Designed for players of all levels, a guide presents basic techniques for playing sand traps, demonstrating how to hit, which club to use, where to stand, and what kind of swing to take, using 150 stop-action color photographs. $25,000 ad/promo.

Slice Free Golf by Brian A. Crowell

Title Slice Free Golf
Author Brian A. Crowell
Publisher CreateSpace
Release Date 2011-05-01
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 170
ISBN 1461199557
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The slice haunts millions of golfers worldwide, but the answer is finally here. Slice-Free Golf will eliminate your banana ball and add more distance, consistency and fun to your game. In three easy steps, Slice-Free Golf will transform your weak slice into a powerful and consistent draw. Slice-Free Golf features dozens of drills specifically designed to cure the slice, a cut-out visual guide to success, hundreds of photos and much more. There are countless golf instruction books on the market, but Slice-Free Golf is the only one focused solely on curing the slice. A fun, easy-to-understand book that delivers fast, permanent results. Say goodbye to the banana ball!“If cutting the ball is frustrating you, please read Slice-Free Golf. By following Brian's program, you will also develop more consistency, greater distance off the tee, and more enjoyment on the golf course.” -- Gary Player, winner of 18 Major Championships, including the career Grand Slam on both the PGA & Champions Tour.“I've played in pro-ams for nearly 25 years...By far, the most frustrated and miserable golfers were the slicers. Follow Brian's lead and leave your slice in the kitchen. Golf can be powerful, satisfying and fun for everyone...cool book!!!” -- Dottie Pepper, winner of 17 LPGA Tour events, including two major championships, Golf Commentator for NBC and The Golf Channel.PGA Professional and TV golf commentator Brian Crowell takes the golfer through three easy steps, all clearly explained and illustrated. In Step One, he demonstrates his revolutionary approach to set-up that eliminates many of the golfer's most common faults. Step Two covers the swing itself without the mumbo jumbo that accompanies much golf instruction. In Step Three, you'll learn how to let nature take its course so you finish your swing with a smooth release. It all adds up to produce a powerful, consistent draw. Slice-Free Golf includes over two dozen drills to help you banish your banana ball forever. Using common items found in every household and golf bag, Crowell shows you how to break the bad swing habits that destroy your scores. Each drill is illustrated, explained and proven to produce results.The book also includes extensive bonus material about which clubs you should use, how to eat and stay fit for peak performance on the golf course, and how to conquer the mental game.“If you slice, Slice-Free Golf is a MUST read...well-written, with humor!” -- Scott McCarron, three-time winner on the PGA TOUR.

The Capital Of Basketball by John McNamara

Title The Capital of Basketball
Author John McNamara
Publisher Georgetown University Press
Release Date 2019-11-03
Category History
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781626167209
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The celebration of Washington D.C. basketball is long overdue. The D.C. metro area stands second to none in its contributions to the game. Countless figures who have had a significant impact on the sport over the years have roots in the region, including E.B. Henderson, the first African-American certified to teach public school physical education, and Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to take the court in an actual NBA game. The city's Spingarn High School produced two players – Elgin Baylor and Dave Bing – recognized among the NBA’s 50 greatest at the League’s 50th anniversary celebration. No other high school in the country can make that claim.These figures and many others are chronicled in this book, the first-ever comprehensive look at the great high school players, teams and coaches in the D.C. metropolitan area. Based on more than 150 interviews, The Capital of Basketball is first and foremost a book about basketball. But in discussing the trends and evolution of the game, McNamara also uncovers the turmoil in the lives of the players and area residents as they dealt with prejudice, educational inequities, politics, and the ways the area has changed through the years.

Masters Of Doom by David Kushner

Title Masters of Doom
Author David Kushner
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release Date 2004
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 339
ISBN 9780812972153
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Presents a dual biography of John Carmack and John Romero, the creators of the video games Doom and Quake, assessing the impact of their creation on American pop culture and revealing how their success eventually destroyed their relationship.

Golf Life by Jack Nicklaus

Title Golf Life
Author Jack Nicklaus
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 2005-04-01
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781429978798
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How did Jack Nicklaus become a legend? Nicklaus's life is one of extraordinary achievement: Not only did Jack Nicklaus win eighteen PGA Tour Majors, and eight Senior PGA Tour Majors during his one hundred victories worldwide, but he also gained fame as a golf course designer and goodwill ambassador. Internationally acclaimed speaker and specialist medical practitioner Dr. John Tickell was one of millions in awe of the achievements of Jack Nicklaus. He wanted to know the secrets of the great man's enormous success in golf and life. When Dr. Tickell met Jack Nicklaus, he was given many insights into both the physical and mental demands of Nickalus's accomplishments. In this book Dr. Tickell interviews Jack Nicklaus about his remarable success and illustrates the how and the why of that success. Dr. Tickell asked Jack Nicklaus to help him design a golf course. They combined their talents to build a championship course at the Heritage Golf and Country Club in Melbourne, Australia. During their time together, Nicklaus shared with Dr. Tickell the Four Principles of Greatness and other pointers to success. They spent many hours together discussing life and golf, golf and life, and now share with you those lessons on how to become a better golfer and, more important, a better human being. This book presents seventy-two lessons on golf and life from a man who has consistently reached the top of the mountain in all aspects of life. It will motivate and uplift you--and quite possibly shave a few strokes off your game as well.

Willie by Willie O'Ree

Title Willie
Author Willie O'Ree
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2020-10-20
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780735239753
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An inspiring memoir that shows that anyone can achieve their dreams if they are willing to fight for them. In 1958, Willie O'Ree was a lot like any other player toiling in the minors. He was good. Good enough to have been signed by the Boston Bruins. Just not quite good enough to play in the NHL. Until January 18 of that year. O'Ree was finally called up, and when he stepped out onto the ice against the Montreal Canadiens, not only did he fulfil the childhood dream he shared with so many other Canadian kids, he did something that had never been done before. He broke hockey's colour barrier. Just as his hero, Jackie Robinson, had done for baseball. In that pioneering first NHL game, O'Ree proved that no one could stop him from being a hockey player. But he soon learned that he could never be just a hockey player. He would always be a black player, with all that entails. There were ugly name-calling and stick-swinging incidents, and nights when the Bruins had to be escorted to their bus by the police. But O'Ree never backed down. When he retired in 1979, he had played hundreds of games as a pro, and scored hundreds of goals, his boyhood dreams more than accomplished. In 2018, O'Ree was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in recognition not only of that legacy, but of the way he has built on it in the decades since. He has been, for twenty years now, an NHL Executive and has helped the NHL Diversity program expose more than 40,000 boys and girls of diverse backgrounds to unique hockey experiences. Inspiring, frank, and shot through with the kind of understated courage and decency required to change the world, Willie is a story for anyone willing to persevere for a dream.