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183. Natural
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181. Augusta: Home of the Masters Tournament
by Steve Eubanks
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Asin: 0786115084
Catlog: Book (1999-03-01)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Sales Rank: 1912538
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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When Augusta was first published in 1997, Steve Eubanks was summarily fired from his job as a club professional in Alabama. Given golf's tight fraternity, it's no surprise. With skillful and thorough reportage, he was thefirst to throw open, with detail, the dark corners of Augusta National's musty, humorless, arrogant closets. Augusta, updated to include Tiger Woods's masterful defeat of the course in 1997, chronicles the story of a private enclave of power, privilege, and prejudice that still seems to operate under the tight fist of co-founder Clifford Roberts more than 20 years after his suicide. Even so, the great tournament held on its grounds--the Masters--remainsa true jewel in the international sporting crown. Eubanks is not afraid to juggle the apparent contradiction of cause and effect; in fact, it is his willingness to do just that that keeps Augusta several strokes under par. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Gutsy book! The first to take an HONEST look at Augusta.
It seems there's a new "unprecedented" book on Augusta and the Masters coming out every April these days, but this one was the first of its "investigative" ilk and it remains the best. Anything I hadever read in book form about Augusta/the Masters before this read like somuch puff because they were written by authors who wanted to remain friendswith Augusta's secretive powers-that-be. Eubanks examines and exploresAugusta National with a lot of gusto and tells me dozens of things I didn'tknow about this place. Like the hush-hush shooting incident involving someblack youths who had trespassed on the course just so they could take a dipin one of the ponds. Or how the myth surrounding Charlie Sifford's allegedexclusion from the Masters field by racist manipulators assumes factsEubanks proves wrong. Or Bert Yancey's real obsession with the courseitself. Or the suicide by the ticket scalper in 1997. There's also a lot ofnice stuff about Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts, as well as a chapterdevoted to Ike and how his presidency was pretty much launched in the innerbowels of Augusta National's clubhouse. Buy this book--it's wonderful!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent overview of the history of the Masters & ANGC
Provides and awesome in depth history of how Clifford Roberts and Bobby Jones put Augusta on the map, and along with this, formed one of the most powerful clubs in the world.

Also gives strong accounts of the history ofthe US Masters tournament.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not as "insightful" as I was led to believe.
If you've read the Clifford Roberts book and are an ardent follower of the tournament, you will be disappointed.What I was expecting versus what was delivered were 180 degrees apart.Mr. Eubankswould have done better to explore more of the relationship between the National and the residents and town of Augusta.Eubanks needed to delve more into more recent tournament history (post 1980) as opposed to dedicating more to the period from 1933-1960.I'll be attending my fifth Masters Tournament in 1998 (4th in a row) and I hope to talk with some residents/patrons who have attended many tournaments throughout the years.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not as "insightful" as I was led to believe.
If you've read the Clifford Roberts book and are an ardent follower of the tournament, you will be disappointed.What I was expecting versus what was delivered were 180 degrees apart.Mr. Eubankswould have done better to explore more of the relationship between the National and the residents and town of Augusta.Eubanks needed to delve more into more recent tournament history (post 1980) as opposed to dedicating more to the period from 1933-1960.I'll be attending my fifth Masters Tournament in 1998 (4th in a row) and I hope to talk with some residents/patrons who have attended many tournaments throughout the years. ... Read more


182. Golf's Greatest Championship: The 1960 Us Open
by Julian I. Graubart
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Asin: 0786113766
Catlog: Book (1998-08-01)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Sales Rank: 2196017
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183. Natural
by Malamud
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Asin: 0886461561
Catlog: Book (1986-05-01)
Publisher: DH Audio
Sales Rank: 1390734
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184. The Junction Boys: How Ten Days in Hell With Bear Bryant Forged a Championship Team
by Jim Dent, Raymond Todd
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Asin: 0786120460
Catlog: Book (2001-11-01)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Sales Rank: 1217847
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5-0 out of 5 stars Loved it! And I'm not an Aggie.
After watching The Junction Boys on ESPN, I knew I had to read this book. Of course the movie barely scratched the surface of the story. Jim Dent does an excellent job of bringing the historical events of Aggie football in the early 50s to life. I'm not a big fan of college football, and know very little about Texas A&M; however, after reading this book I wanted to know more about Paul Bryant and college football. You don't have to be a football fan to enjoy this book. Coach Bryant's philosophy of life would serve us all well--hell, he should have been president. Of the 30+ players that survived Coach Bryant's 10 day boot camp from Hell, many went on to successful careers in business, football, and coaching. The success of his students is testament to his abilities as a leader, teacher, and coach. Jim Dent makes it palatable in this book.

I recently purchased The Undefeated by Jim Dent, which is a story of the Oklahoma Sooners, and have found it equally enjoyable. Jim Dent is a great writer, and I'm thankful to have discovered him. ... Read more


185. The Greatest Golf Shot Ever Made
by Kevin Nelson
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Asin: 0886466350
Catlog: Book (1994-06-01)
Publisher: DH Audio
Sales Rank: 3301269
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3-0 out of 5 stars delightfully done
This audio recording is of approximately one-half of the book (the second part is in another out-of-print collection called "The Royal and Ancient Game" which I have been unable to find). The material is only so-so but the performance by George Irving is masterful. The best golf audio I have heard. ... Read more


186. Fast Break: Great Basketball of the 20th Century
by Mel Cebulash
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Asin: 0883369281
Catlog: Book (1993-05-01)
Publisher: New Readers Pr
Sales Rank: 3381382
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187. The Breakthrough Formula for Golf: Secrets to Mastering Your Mental Game
by Scott Lewis
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Asin: 0966622464
Catlog: Book (1997-12-01)
Publisher: Breakthrough Enterprises
Sales Rank: 1908537
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188. Great Putting--Right Now! Mental Keys to Confident Putting (AUDIO)
by Patrick Cohn, Patrick J. Cohn, Robert K. Winters
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Asin: 1885999097
Catlog: Book (1998-03-01)
Publisher: Peak Performance Sports & Publications
Sales Rank: 301048
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Dr. Patrick J. Cohn and Robert Winters, M.A., two leading golf and sport psychologists and co-authors of the book The Mental Art of Putting, combine their talents to record the most practical instructional audios in golf. Great Putting-Right Now! combines the authors' research, experience, and work with great putters on the professional tours. For anyone who plays, coaches, or works with golfers, listeners learn how to create a great putting attitude right away, be more confident and focused on the green, and putt without fear. A special section addresses the specific needs of golfers who struggle with putting. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars BEST PSYCHOLOGY OF PUTTING AUDIO EVER!
I've listened to all the putting audios and read all the books on putting, and this one is the best! Dr. Cohn and his associate do a great job to helping you find the mindset to make putts. What I like is that I can listen to the audio over and over and still learn new stuff. This is loaded with mental keys for better putting. A must buy for any golfer who has the putting woes!!! ... Read more


189. Beisbol: Latin Americans and the Grand Old Game
by Michael M. Oleksak, Mary Adams Oleksak
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Asin: 1561119261
Catlog: Book (1993-07-01)
Publisher: Pacific Arts Video
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1-0 out of 5 stars Historical inaccuracies and typos equal a grand flop
This effort is one of the most disappointment among the 100 or so baseball history titles that I have read in the past half-dozen years. The book is poorly edited and filled with literally hundreds of typographical errors. (Also the footnotes section at the end of the hardcover edition is simply eliminated from the end of the paperback, without corresponding adjustments in the text!) This factor is especially disappointing when it comes to the butchered names of dozens of Latin ballplayers. There are also numerous historical inaccuracies here. Hispaniola is not an island to the west of Cuba. Jackie Robinson was not called up to the Brooklyn Dodgers "not long after the 1947 began." Aluminum bats are not made in Cuba by the Batos company. And such errors go on and on. This book is a major disappointment when it comes to historical historical research.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very well done
A historical synopsis of what is now the official garden of talent for the Major Leagues; Latin America.

Ignites the importance of the Spanish American War - in baseball anyway. ... Read more


190. Bird Watching : Larry Bird on Playing and Coaching the Game I Love
by Larry Bird, Jackie MacMullan
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Asin: 1570427666
Catlog: Book (1999-10-01)
Publisher: Time Warner Audiobooks
Sales Rank: 935853
Average Customer Review: 4.29 out of 5 stars
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"On August 18, 1992, I announced my retirement from the Boston Celtics. It was one of the happiest days of my life."

Just as he stunned opponents with over-the-shoulder passes, killer steals, and jaw-dropping long-range jumpers on the court, Larry Bird now offers one startling revelation after another as he candidly recounts his rise to become one of the most respected NBA coaches in the game today.

In between some knock-down, drag-out practice sessions, thrilling games, locker-room scenes, and coaching and playing philosophy, Larry Bird takes us through his unique world. He tells us for the first time what really happened in "Celtics Land" after he retired and why he chose Indiana for his first coaching job. He shares a last look back at the Celtics dynasty, at Robert Parish and Bill Walton, at Kevin McHale and Dennis Johnson. He describes his last duels with Magic Johnson and with Michael Jordan, as well as his experience playing on the great 1992 Olympic team...knowing that it was the last time he would be sharing a court with them.

Bird reveals what it was like to start a new coaching career, from his first meetings with Pacers president Donnie Walsh to his first look at his new players. Amazingly, we see a man who entered coaching against all the advice of his friends and peers-and a former superstar with a blue-collar attitude who feels that he needs his players and his assistants more than they need him.

But BIRD WATCHING is more than a book about basketball. Recalling his own painful shyness, battles with the press, and the demands of stardom, Bird also talks about the world he never left behind: drinking a beer at Jubil's bar in French Lick, doing his own yard work, and remembering the lessons he learned from his hardworking mother.

Here Larry Bird proves to be the rarest of birds: a human being who knows himself, knows the game, and knows how to win on and off the court. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars BIRD spelled backwards is WINNER
This book explores the post playing days of arguably the best forward to ever play the game of basketball. Bird recaps his days of playing in the olympics, his time in the front office of the Celtics, and his coaching days of the Pacers. I have been a huge Bird fan since I was a kid, yet I never knew much about him, except for what I saw on the court. This book gave me a lot of insight into Bird's dynamic work ethic as both player and coach and showed how he was able to use his winning attitude to take the Pacers from 39 wins to 58 wins in one season as well as to the infamous clash with Jordan and the Bulls in the 98 Eastern Conference Finals. Bird also reveals his thoughts about the NBA today. If you want to know about the legend that is Larry Bird, you should read this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Must buy for Bird fans; a quick but very interesting read
This book is virtually required reading for any fan of the Celtics, Pacers, or Larry Bird. If you ever wondered what Bird's thoughts were regarding his late-career injuries, his role with the Dream Team, his days in the Celtic front office, or his becoming a first-time NBA head coach, you're in luck. Larry Legend lays it all out in straightforward, no-bull fashion. While the book could hardly be labeled a "tell-all expose," it does contain a number of surprising revelations: his previously unknown heart condition, the machinations in the Celtic organization which wound up with the hiring of Rick Pitino, what Bird thought of certain former teammates and opponents, and so on. The book is a relatively quick read, even at approx. 320 pages, but I found it highly entertaining. I confess to being a big Bird fan before I ever read this book, but even if you're not, I suspect you'll come away duly impressed by the man's humility, honesty, and intelligence. As for the book's co-writer, Jackie MacMullan, it's impossible to know how much of the wording, tone, and style is hers vs. Larry's, but my impression is that she was true to her subject. In addition, I suspect her considerable writing skills were instrumental in creating such a smooth, concise work. Who'd have guessed that Larry Bird, painfully shy and inarticulate as a young man, would ever produce a candid and interesting book like this? The Hick from French Lick surprises us all again!

4-0 out of 5 stars Bird Watching - Larry Bird
Bird Watching (by Larry Bird)
Reviewer: Known as one the of the best basketball players to have ever stepped foot onto a NBA court, Larry Bird's book will teach you many things about himself as well as the game. Larry brings the reader into some of his most personal things that he has never shared with anyone. He gives you a first class view on all of his experiences of playing professional basketball in the NBA. He shows you the downsides, positives, but most of all the victories. You'll find out first hand all of the injuries Larry has encountered that until now he has kept as a secret.

Through this book Larry will share with you information of his hometown, French Lick, Indiana. You'll learn about his family, about his fathers' death and the way up to his mothers' death. Larry talks about more than just his parents he introduces you to his wife, Dinah and his two children, Conner and Mariah.

Larry will walk you through his entire career. All the way from his high school career, where one of his favorite coaches, Jim Jones coached him. Jim Jones was the coach who really taught Larry all of the fundamentals of the game. Larry didn't seem to have that many coaches that he didn't care for. Larry is also a very hard worker, he really appreciated it when coaches made him run hard. He believed that every basketball player should be conditioned to play the game. Then later on in his career when he ends up becoming a coach he incorporates all of the coaching skills that he has gathered from his previous coaches and uses them on his players. He brings you through some of his most exciting journeys and some of his most famous friends and players.

Just about everything in this book flows together. Larry explains everything that you know about him and a lot of things that you have no idea of. The only thing that I disliked about the book is that none of it was put in order from the beginning of his life to the end of his career, it seemed to jump around a lot. Another big thing was that each chapter was long in itself, but it seemed to talk about the same thing and just ramble on and on. For example one of Larry's biggest problems was his back and he talked about it for a whole chapter then he talked about it more in a few different chapters. Although there some very good and interesting chapters in the book that taught me many things about Larry Bird.

Overall I thought the book was very good, but somewhat long for me, but if you read often then it will be just fine. I would recommend this to anyone who has a great liking of either Larry Bird or basketball. You also need to have a pretty good understanding of basketball to be able to understand some of the topics Larry teaches you.

4-0 out of 5 stars Bird Watching: On Playing and Coaching the Game I Love
Bird Watching, an autobiography by Larry Bird, is a story for any lover of sports. Bird Watching is a detailed account of the life of Larry Bird, from his NBA career with the Boston Celtics to his coaching position with the Indiana Pacers. After reading the first page of the book, the reader realizes there is more to this NBA legend than meets the eye.
Unlike most professional basketball players, Larry Bird never regretted the day he left the NBA and even says that the day he retired was "one of the happiest days of [his] life." Faced with chronic back problems and an irregular heart, Bird was happy to see the day when he no longer had to endure the pain of playing the sport he loved more than anything. Coming from the man himself, the story describes Bird's life in a detailed and personal manner. From beginning to end, the reader easily notices the uniqueness of this man's character and not only sees, but feels the impact this incredible man left on so many fellow players, fans, and loved ones.
I thought this was a great book, especially for a sports fan. I felt that for a sport's book, it was particularly well written. The author's style allows the reader to get a personal glimpse of the life of Larry Bird and causes the reader to feel as if they knew this NBA legend. Because of the story's subject, the author employs very few literary devices. However, the author uses many similes in describing Bird's injuries, allowing the reader to appreciate Bird's choice in leaving the NBA. The book lacks an overall dominant theme, but simply wishes to convey the story of one of the greatest and most unique basketball players of all time.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Solid Book
Larry Bird has always been Straight&to the Put.from His Playing days with His Classic Battles with Magic Johnson to His Coaching Career&His Overall View on the NBA&it's players.I enjoyed the Book.Larry Bird is a Very Tough Minded Cat. ... Read more


191. The Stronger Women Get, the More Men Love Football: Sexism and the American Culture of Sports
by Mariah Burton Nelson
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Asin: 1567030343
Catlog: Book (1995-03-01)
Publisher: High-Top Sports Productions
Sales Rank: 1436075
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Male coaches who molest the female players entrusted to their care...Sexual assault of college women by male athletes...The rise of "sports bars" and topless golf...All-male teams that receive the lion's share of college athletic budgets, despite laws to the contrary. Blending eloquent personal testimonies and surprising factual evidence, author and athlete Mariah Burton Nelson explores how our culture glorifies brutality and examines how th rise of female power in this country has been matched by a growing male contempt, reflected in the increased popularity of the "manly" sports--football, basketball and hockey.

Explosive, insightful, often witty and always thought-provoking, here is an essential, in-depth look at America's male-dominated sports mania, and at the dangerous attitudes fostered behind the closed locker room door. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Read for College Athletes
This book does a great job of describing many of the obstacles faced by female athletes. It has greatly helped me redefine my athletic goals and understand what I may encounter as I continue my athletic pursuits.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing. Could NOT stop reading this book.
This book is truly enlightening. While i know some of her claims are contestable (as all theory is), i still want to sew her thoughts into my brain so they will be available for instant access and referral. I have always been wary of our sports culture; Nelson tells me why. Nelson in no way condemns athletics or sports, but rather the sexism that has evovled around American sports culture, and the possible reasons for this evolution. Unfortunately i know that this book would not be palatable for many sports fans; for that reason it is so utterly poignant.

3-0 out of 5 stars Be careful that this doesn't make you start to hate men.
... While it does have some valid points regarding sexism in sports and sexism of male athletes, it takes things a little far. Reading for any prolonged period tends to give one a very negative view of men in general and athletes in particular. In addition, the author underestimates the strength of women, and discounts the possibility that being viewed as a sex object can be both stimulating and empowering to them. Her depiction of cheerleaders and topless dancers, among other things, were very shallow. The whole book is very one-dimensional, and seems to be written by the kind of rabid feminist that gives feminism a bad name. Not everyone out there believes that all men conspire to bring women down and subjugate them.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Read for Feminist Sports Enthusiasts
I discovered this book only recently and it is a remarkable work. Nelson eloquently describes many of the obstracles of sexism that remain in women's sports today. While much progress has been made, many inequities remain as she clearly reports. While this book was initially published in 1994, it is still very relevant. The disparities in the money made by elite female athletes when compared to elite male athletes remain vast and disturbing. All feminists who also love sports will love this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Well written, entertaining -- and scary
I'm a woman who has been puzzled and bemused for a long time by the male fixation on sports. How can a man remember the batting averages of all the players in last year's World Series, but not know the shoe size of the woman he's been married to for 10 years? Why does a man buy a newspaper, read every word of the sports section, and throw away the rest without even glancing at it? Why is a professional basketball player paid a salary that rivals (and often exceeds) that of the CEO of a major corporation, who is responsible for managing a trillion-dollar budget and thousands of employees? And why, when a local writer received a major national award, was she relegated to a few column-inches in the Local section of the paper, while the firing of a high school football coach made the front-page headlines?
Nelson's book confirmed what I'd long suspected: as women have gradually broken through one glass ceiling after another, men have retreated into sports as the last bastion of traditional masculinity. It's a world in which "girl" is used as an insult, where men are permitted to express their affection only by punching each other, and where the only females allowed on the premises are decorative servants. But for those who claim that this is harmless male bonding and dismiss its critics as man-haters, Nelson shows the darker side: high school athletes who rape with impunity, glorification of mindless violence, and perpetuation of a concept of "masculinity" defined by behavior that would make a Neanderthal blush.
While it's possible to pick holes in some of her arguments (I know female sports fans who are as ardently partisan as any man), I think Nelson's analysis is generally well done and convincing. My only criticism is that I would have appreciated more suggestions on "Where do we go from here?" But I think awareness of the problem is more than half the battle, and she's certainly done an excellent job of that! Every parent in America should read this book. ... Read more


192. Greatest Golf Stories Ever Told: Gallery Shy, Dormie One
by William Campbell Gault, Holworthy Hall, Douglas Rowe
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Catlog: Book (1996-01-01)
Publisher: High-Top Sports Productions
Sales Rank: 1950641
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193. Integrating Mind & Body: NLP for Better Golf - Putting
by Nicholas M. Rosa
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Asin: 1892673010
Catlog: Book (1998-01-01)
Publisher: Peak Performance Psychology for Golfers
Sales Rank: 540762
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This innovative audio cassette empowers golfers to be in a "short game zone"; to be relaxed, focused and confident in their stroke when on the green or fringe. Enhances rhythm and tempo and ability to putt consistently well. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I did not believe it, now I do!
I have to admit I was a serious skeptic when I ordered this tape. I was a 1 handicap and my driver was holding me back from taking that next step up. I started with the driver tape and listened to it...Nothing. I then had occasion to visit my inlaws and one evening with nothing to do I layed in bed, and turned the lights down and listened to the tape. No kidding, I got a funny surreal feeling while listening to this tape. This was two years ago. I am now a +1 and the driver is my favorite and most trustworthy club. After seeing these results I bought the putting tape and I do believe it has made me a more confident and better putter. This tape is not magic. I put hard work into my game and much of the results can be attributed to that, however, I believe that if you listen to these tapes properly they do help. Properly is the key. I have found that I can listen to them over and over and most of the time it goes in one ear and out the other, however with the right setting (quiet and relaxed with no distractions) I find myself in a half sleep listening to the tape and when is is finished I can definatly tell this listening has affected me. Hope this helps.

5-0 out of 5 stars A secret weapon
This is a tremendous aid for your game.

The 27 minute tape produces a calm and confident state of mind. When you play you only need to use the 'trigger gesture' and it will produce confidence in putting.

After listening this tape I broke 80 for the first time. I don't hesitate to recommend this secret weapon to every golfer. ... Read more


194. Bobby Moore

Asin: 0007213662
Catlog: Book (2006-05-01)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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195. What It Takes to Be #1: Vince Lombardi on Leadership
by Vince, Jr. Lombardi
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Asin: 1932378162
Catlog: Book (2004-03-15)
Publisher: American Media International
Sales Rank: 190497
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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Legendary leadership lessons from the greatest football coach of all time

Leadership continues to be one of the most trained-for skills in business today. And no figure so fully embodies the leadership qualities managers hope to cultivate in their professional and personal lives than Vince Lombardi, the greatest NFL coach of all time.

In What It Takes to Be #1, author Vince Lombardi Jr.--America's most sought-after motivational speaker-- examines the leadership qualities that his father considered essential to success. He explores the leadership philosophy of Vince Lombardi, extracts powerful lessons about what it takes to bean effective leader, and shows how to apply those qualities to one's own life and career.

For all business leaders, or those who aspire to leadership, What It Takes to Be #1 is a blueprint for achieving Lombardi-like success in virtually any endeavor. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Legendary Leader Lives On
In this book, Vince Lombardi, Jr., masterfully connects the leadership principles of his father with the leadership demands of the 21st century. Vince, Jr. demonstrates his unique qualification to piece together core leadership qualities of Coach Lombardi in a coherent, engaging and personable style. I had always heard about the many speechs Vince Lombardi gave toward the end of his life. Vince Jr. brings "The Speech" to life through his personal and expert analysis. Although the book contains great leadership principles and theory, it goes beyond being a text book on leadership. "What it Takes To Be #1" offers personal reflections from Coach Lombardi and those who knew him best, particularly his son, on what it means to be a leader. As the director of a leadership institute for a 6,000 employee organization, I look forward to using many of Lombardi's principles in our organizational development program. I particularly appreciate Lombardi's emphasis on self-discovery and self-knowledge, the building blocks of character and integrity. In Lombardi's own words, these elements "provide the foundation of leadership." Who better to reconnect today's 21st century leaders with a legend from decades ago? Vince Jr. achieves that connection in this book. No one should be surprised: this book is a winner!

4-0 out of 5 stars Self-knowledge, Character, and Integrity
I highly recommend this book if you are interested in any aspect of management or leadership or if you are looking for ways to refine your character and increase your personal and interpersonal effectiveness.

Vince Lombardi is arguably the greatest professional football coach of all time. His 10 year coaching record was 105 wins, 35 losses, and 6 ties. His legendary Green Bay Packers played in 6 World Championship games and won 5, including the first two Super Bowls, and his post-season record of 9 wins and 1 loss is unmatched. Today, the name "Lombardi" conjures up many images in the minds of those who knew the man, knew of the man, or have heard the many myths and legends about the man. Who better to tell and analyze Vince Lombardi's story than his son, Vince Jr.?

This book not only presents a balanced view of Vince Lombardi the man and coach, it also gives readers the "Lombardi Leadership Model" (self-knowledge + character + integrity = leadership) and other useful tools and insights for introspection and personal leadership development. Besides being a great biographical account of a very complex, often misunderstood, and highly successful leader in a public and highly competitive environment, this book is also a great guide to personal growth for any leader in today's chaotic environment and tomorrow's uncertain future.

5-0 out of 5 stars Even Teens will learn from this
I am 16 years old and I play on my high schools varsity baseball team. I feel this book has helped my outlook on my sports career, because some of his quotes are so true. Everytime I wake up at 5:30 to weightlift before school I remind myself "The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." Just reading this book made me realize what it really takes to be #1. You can't be a sissy, you have to work for what you want. Any athlete who needs something to motivate them should read this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars This Book Could Change Your Life
Above the portals of Apollo's temple at Delphi one could find the words "Know Thyself". This injunction, as old as civilization, is the departure point for this thoughtful volume. Vince Lombardi Jr. has penned a gem of a book, a labor of love based upon the philosophies and actions of his famous father. It's about winning - through knowing yourself, building excellent character, and living with integrity. Vincent T. Lombardi is an icon. Living in Green Bay, I am reminded daily of his legacy. But this isn't just another rehashing of the Packer "glory days". Vince Jr. has applied his father's winning strategies to life, to leadership, to motivation, to building teamwork and developing winning organizations. On a personal level, the reader can apply the principles laid out in this book to developing a winning attitude, to asking the right questions to making better life decisions, to developing better focus and discipline, and to discovering your life's passion and jumping into it with enthusiasm. This is a fantastic book for students, for those trying to earn leadership positions, for successful business people looking to enhance the performance of their company, or for any intelligent person trying to improve their life and find their true way. My favorite thought from this book is "Chase perfection and settle for excellence along the way." Vince Lombardi's book will definitely get you chasing perfection, and make you want to RUN TO WIN!

5-0 out of 5 stars It pays to be tough Leader when achieving something great
I was really inspired by the leadership style of Vince Lombardi. I had heard a lot about him over the years. In this society that we live in where everything has to be done now with little or no effort, I found this book to be refreshing.

I enjoyed reading about a man of standards and discipline and a man that was able to take a loosing team to the top. ... Read more


196. Breaking Eighty: A Journey Through the Nine Fairways of Hell
by Lee Eisenberg
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Catlog: Book (1997-10-01)
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Average Customer Review: 3.22 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Useless !!!
I feel cheated. The "blurb" I read about this audiobook suggested it would prescribe remedies for "Breaking Eighty". All this book does is depressingly stress that most people will NEVER break Eighty , no matter how much time, effort, money , blood ,sweat and tears they expend. It's totally useless...nothing more than a hacker's journey through hacking. ..Not one iota of relevance to the task at hand. Do NOT , under any circumstances , pay money for this...regardless of format.Also... The author's delivery is akin to those ghastly overwritten and adenoidal essays that infest NPR daily.
Have I made myself clear ???

1-0 out of 5 stars Waste of time!
Intriguing title fooled me into reading this one! I was not impressed with much of anything in this book. Although many of us can relate to the drive to achieve golf levels, this book doesn't offer much. Found the author to be irrelevant to my approach to the game. Too critical of teacher, course, most of everything except himself. As one PGA pro said: "complain about everything except the one swinging the club." This would make a much better title. Try Carl Paulson's book to see a magnificent player struggle with the game.

4-0 out of 5 stars A diary of a journey
Breaking Eighty is a well worded and evocative diary of Lee Eisenberg's attempts to improve his golf game. He travels the world, tries out tips, teachers, and theories, with--I'll just say--moderate success.

This isn't an instructional book; it's an autobiographical story. Nevertheless it speaks to the heart of the golfer who is wondering why, despite earnest intent and enormous effort, his golf game isn't improving perceptibly.

Did Eisenberg break eighty? You'll just have to read to find out. One other thing you'll find out as you turn the pages is that he had an interesting journey, and that is perhaps the more important point.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Double Eagle
This book is about a frustrated hacker who brings his considerable wit and eloquence to the task of "breaking 80." On his journey he samples every product, theory, pro and golf guru that has tempted the rest of us who love the game but just don't score very well. Very funny, very insightful, very Zen (the official religion of golfers).

1-0 out of 5 stars A better title would be, Whining, Wimpering, and Complaining
This book has nothing to do with breaking 80. In fact the author never does. He goes on and on and on and on (get the idea) about all of his golfing difficulties.

It is very depressing to listen to such whining, wimpering, and complaining. I personally have learned to shoot in the low to mid 80's in the last year and a half by hard work and keeping a positive attitude. This book will NOT help your game in any way, shape, or form. If anything it will hurt your game by being so absoultely negative.

If I could rate this book in the negative star rating catagory that is where it would be. Unfortunatley the lowest rating is one star so that's what I gave it. Worst book on golf I ever read.

Do NOT buy this book unless you just want someone to reinforce how much of a failure you can make of yourself. ... Read more


197. Between the Lines : Nine Principles to Live By
by Orel Hershiser, Robert Wolgemuth
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Catlog: Book (2001-09-01)
Publisher: Time Warner Audiobooks
Sales Rank: 1231855
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Orel Hershiser has much to say about how to succeed against the odds. Cut from his high school and college teams, he managed to climb to the top of his profession through minor league stints in Iowa, Texas, and New Mexico. He diligently paid his dues day after day until he accomplished his dream and become the highest-paid pitcher of his time. Along the way he was guided by principles and values that he now shares in the pages of this inspiring book, including perseverance, adaptability, discipline, balance, excellence, family, laughter, and personal reflection. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Orel Hershiser gets personal
Orel Hershiser was one of the most dominant pitchers during the 1980's and 1990's. He won over 200 games, he posted season ERAs of 2.66. 2.03, 2.26, and 2.31, he has 13 double-digit victory seasons and he helped the Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series in 1988. During that magical season he won the CY Young Award, the NLCS MVP and the World Series MVP. So it is safe to say that he is qualified to write a book on how to be successful in life.
In his second book Between the Lines: The Nine Things Baseball Taught Me About Life, co-authored by Robert Wolgemuth, Hershiser writes about how his experiences in baseball taught him about perseverance in life. Although Hershiser stared in the Majors, his rise was not an easy one. He had to overcome many obstacles early on in his career. He was stuck in the minor leagues for four years and he had to come back from serious shoulder surgery in the prime of his career. Hershiser also talks about personal miseries with him dropping out of college after getting cut from the baseball team and then later in life dealing with the death of his good friend and agent Robert Fraley. The book was an easy read and Hershiser offers some very good advice about life or at least on how he became successful. The book is not organized chronologically but instead Hershiser and Wolgemuth headline each chapter with his principles of life. Readers looking for play by play analysis of his career will be disappointed with Between the Lines because Hershiser takes a more personal account of his life in and out of baseball. But overall the book taught me things about life and inspired me to strife for my goals not only in sports but in life.

4-0 out of 5 stars Baseball Lessons & Life Lessons are the Same!
Here's a book that in simple terms tells the reader about how overcoming the challenges in baseball are similar to those that average people encounter in life. I think that this would be a good book for young people who may be in team sports. It can help them see the greater benefit of playing sports rather than being caught up in winning and losing. Being from Los Angeles, I have a little more awe for Orel Hershier, who for a period of time was the best pitcher in the game of baseball. I hope that other mature athletes in football and basketball do books like this so that our youth can gain the full benefit of being in sports. I hope that parents buy this book for a Christmas present for the young athlete in the family. ... Read more


198. A Year to Remember Highlight from the 1993-94 University of Florida: Football and Basketball Seasons
by Mick Hubert
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Asin: 1885408021
Catlog: Book (1995-11-01)
Publisher: Listen & Live Audio
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Listen to the University of Florida's greatest year of collegiate football and basketball!One one cassette hear radio highlights, narration and player interviews from the Gator's win in the SEC Championship Game to their astounding triumph in the Sugar Bowl against West Virgina.On the second cassette follow along as Lon Kruger leads the Gators basketball team to their finest season ever and a spot in the NCCA Final Four! ... Read more


199. Rogers Hornsby
by Charles C. Alexander, Ian Esmo
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Catlog: Book (1998-08-01)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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200. Secrets of Success in Football
by Lavell Edwards
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Catlog: Book (1991-12-01)
Publisher: Covenant Communications Inc
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