Hard Hitter

Author: Sarina Bowen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399583452
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Fiction

Includes an excerpt from the next novel in the series entitled 'Pipe dreams.'

Hard Hitter

Author: Sarina Bowen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399583469
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Fiction

From the USA Today bestselling author of Rookie Move comes the second novel in the series that’s hot enough to melt the ice. He’s a fighter in the rink, but he’s about to learn that playing nice can help you score... As team captain and enforcer, Patrick O'Doul puts the bruise in the Brooklyn Bruisers. But after years of hard hits, O'Doul is feeling the burn, both physically and mentally. He conceals his pain from his coach and trainers, but when his chronic hip injury becomes too obvious to ignore, they send him for sessions with the team’s massage therapist. After breaking up with her long-term boyfriend, Ari Bettini is in need of peace of mind. For now, she’s decided to focus on her work: rehabilitating the Bruisers’ MVP. O'Doul is easy on the eyes, but his reaction to her touch is ice cold. Ari is determined to help O'Doul heal, but as the tension between them turns red hot, they both learn that a little TLC does the body good... From the Paperback edition.

Squash 2nd Edition

Author: Philip Yarrow
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450409131
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Squash: Steps to Success will teach you the skills and strategies you need in order to play and win. Included are 13 progressive instructional steps, so you'll learn all aspects of the game. Also, as part of the best-selling Steps to Success Sport Series with over 1.5 million copies sold, you'll follow a guaranteed track record of success.

Heavy Hitter Sales Wisdom

Author: Steve W. Martin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470069936
Release Date: 2006-12-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Praise for Heavy Hitter Sales Wisdom "Steve Martin takes a much-needed look at how successful executives read verbal and nonverbal messages, which allows them to quickly understand the subtext of their customers' minds. The best part is that the author shares effective strategies that put more fun into selling and more money into salespeople's pockets." —Gerhard Gschwandtner Founder and Publisher, Selling Power magazine "Steve Martin's interesting examination of great leaders in history and the parallels he draws between waging a war and waging a sales campaign should be required reading for enterprise salespeople." —Jay Fulcher, Chief Executive Officer, Agile Software "This powerful book provides real-world strategies you can use to increase sales immediately!" —Brian Tracy, President, Brian Tracy International, author, Getting Rich Your Own Way "Heavy Hitter Sales Wisdom goes beyond the traditional description of sales cycles to the heart of selling. It's about the emotional connection with the customer, but also the attack and destruction of the competition." —Olivier Helleboid, Vice President, Software Operations, Hewlett-Packard "Heavy Hitter Sales Wisdom provides field sales generals and sales soldiers with tons of strategy, persuasion techniques, and common-sense approaches to winning the hearts and minds of prospects. This book will add new weapons to your arsenal." —Tim Kelliher, Senior Vice President, Sales, DHL Global Mail

Heavy Hitter Sales Psychology

Author: Steve W. Martin
Publisher: Tilis Pub
ISBN: 9780979796128
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

The biggest challenge facing salespeople today is securing meetings with C-level executives (CEO, CFO, CIO, CMO, etc.) and convincing them to buy in the life-or-death meetings that determine which salesperson will win the deal. Based upon extensive interviews with more than 500 C-level executives, Steve Martin's Heavy Hitter Sales Psychology helps salespeople understand how the C-level executive thinks and communicates and how to adapt their use of language to match C-level decision makers'. Martin provides language-based strategies that enable their message to rise above the competition's, a tactical plan of execution, and impactful psychological suggestions that compel executives to take action.

Heavy Hitters

Author: Mike Lupica
Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated
ISBN: 0545381843
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Preparing for his first all-star baseball game, Ben finds his confidence shaken when he is hit by a pitch and by the increasingly erratic behavior of his teammate, Justin, whose parents are going through a divorce. By the author of The Underdogs.

The Art of Fielding

Author: Chad Harbach
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316192163
Release Date: 2011-09-07
Genre: Fiction

At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended. Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry's gay roommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners' team captain and Henry's best friend, realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert's daughter, returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life. As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. In the process they forge new bonds, and help one another find their true paths. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment--to oneself and to others.

Football s Most Wanted

Author: Floyd Conner
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781597974684
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In 1920, the University of Texas Longhorns ate their mascot at a postseason banquet. In 1940, Turk Edwards of the Washington Redskins suffered a career-ending knee injury during the pre-game coin toss. In 1969, Clive Rush was nearly electrocuted while being introduced as the new coach of the Boston Patriots. During the 1893 Army-Navy game, a general punched a heckling admiral and challenged him to a duel, which resulted in President Grover Cleveland suspending the game for six years. "Football's Most Wanted(TM)" features the worst players, the most inept teams, the strangest plays, the most bizarre nicknames, the most fantastic finishes, the dirtiest players, the oddest injures, the greatest upsets, and the most boneheaded calls in both professional and college football. Many of these 700 anecdotes, arranged in 70 top-ten lists, are published here for the first time. "Football's Most Wanted(TM)" features the worst players, the most inept teams, the strangest plays, the most bizarre nicknames, the most fantastic finishes, the dirtiest players, the oddest injures, the greatest upsets, and the most boneheaded calls in both professional and college football. Many of these 700 anecdotes, arranged in 70 top-ten lists, are published here for the first time.

Game of My Life St Louis Cardinals

Author: Matthew Leach
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781613210727
Release Date: 2011-11
Genre: Sports & Recreation

"Written with insight for the players and the competition, and affection for the game...From the smallest detail on up, this is a well told story." —Mike Bauman, MLB.com

John L Sullivan

Author: Adam J. Pollack
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476618340
Release Date: 2006-09-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

""Detailed"--Press-Citizen (Iowa City). From his first match in the late 1870s through his final fight in 1905, this biography contains a thoroughly researched, detailed accounting of John L. Sullivan's boxing career. With special attention to the 1880s it follows Sullivan's skill development and discusses his opponents in detail, providing various viewpoints of a single event"--Provided by publisher.

A View from the Mound My Father s Life in Baseball

Author: T. J. Lewis
Publisher: Tim Lewis
ISBN: 9781435714861
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The tale of a man who made a lifetime contribution to the all American game. How he touched the lives of thousands of young men and friends in their words and memories from high school baseball through the major leagues.The Biography of my dad, Joe "Skippy" Lewis. Interviews with Johnny Pesky, Alan Trammell, Mark "The Bird" Fidrych and More!!!!

New York Sluggers

Author: Mark Rucker
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738537853
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

New York City was the original hotbed of baseball, so it is not surprising that fans in the five boroughs are very knowledgeable about the game. It did not take long after baseball was established in the city in the late 1850s for heavy hitters to rise in popularity. New York has continued to set the standard. When thinking about hitting, or better yet, smashing or crushing a baseball, the first team to come to mind is always the New York Yankees. Slugging was actually invented by the Yanks and was most prominently demonstrated by Babe Ruth. When Lou Gehrig joined the team in 1923, a one-two punch was established that set a standard seldom equaled in major-league history. Meanwhile, across the East River, the Giants manufactured lots of hitting, and the New York Nationals rattled the walls in the Polo Grounds. This book is a pictorial story of the sluggers that made history in New York, in both the American and National Leagues.