Nolan Ryan S Pitcher S Bible

Author: Nolan Ryan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671705814
Size: 66.46 MB
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Offers advice on the mechanics of pitching, and recommends a program of weight training, aerobic exercise, and sound nutrition

The Goodriches

Author: Dane Starbuck
ISBN: 9780865971844
Size: 77.50 MB
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When local author Dane Starbuck set out several years ago to write the biography of Pierre Goodrich, scion of one of Indiana’s most prominent twentieth-century families, he soon discovered that it was impossible to really understand Pierre Goodrich without also closely examining his family. Starbuck’s years of research culminated in The Goodriches: An American Family, now available from Liberty Fund. This work is a revealing window into the founding ideals of both Indiana and our country, and how our founders meant these ideals to be lived. The Goodriches: An American Family begins with the birth of James P. Goodrich in 1864 and continues through the death of his son Pierre F. Goodrich in 1973. As the story of two fascinating and fiercely individualistic men, it is compelling reading, but as author Dane Starbuck says in the preface, ‘‘the later chapters of this book are as much a social commentary on American life in the twentieth century as parts of a biography of two accomplished men.” In his foreword to The Goodriches: An American Family, James M. Buchanan, Nobel laureate in economics and celebrated Liberty Fund author, says, “The Indiana Goodriches are an American family whose leading members, James and Pierre, helped to shape the American century. . . . This biography makes us recognize what is missing from the millennial setting in which we find ourselves. We have lost the ‘idea of America,’ both as a motivation for action and as a source of emotional self-confidence. We have lost that which the Goodriches possessed.” What did the Goodrich family “possess” which made them so unique? A belief in the power of knowledge, the importance of education, and a strong work ethic combined to imbue the Goodrich family with a distinctive sense of civic duty. James Goodrich served as governor of Indiana from 1917 to 1921 and as adviser to Presidents Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover. During his eulogy of James Goodrich, the Reverend Gustav Papperman explained, “The Governor felt that he had been given talents that were a trust, that he was to administer them faithfully. . . .” According to author Dane Starbuck, “Education was a large part of the Goodriches’ work ethos. . . . The family viewed education as a process by virtue of which the individual remained informed, made better business decisions, learned the importance of citizenship, and was given an opportunity for individual self-improvement. Therefore, work and education became the centerpieces of the Goodrich family’s ethical and practical life.” In later years, Pierre Goodrich, successful businessman and entrepreneur, would set aside a portion of his estate to found Liberty Fund because he believed that the principles of liberty on which our nation was founded need to be constantly kept before the public.

Coaching Pitchers

Author: Joe McFarland
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736045094
Size: 43.50 MB
Format: PDF
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Written by a nationally recognized collegiate coach who has coached three teams to NCAA playoffs and who has sent 37 pitchers on to play professionally, this book covers the mechanical, physical, and mental aspects of pitching. Coaching psychology and strategy are also discussed in detail to help produce successful pitchers and prepare them for successful careers. 13 illustrations.

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Author: Rajiv Joseph
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822225294
Size: 66.77 MB
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THE STORY: Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together.

God S Advocates

Author: Rupert Shortt
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802830845
Size: 47.95 MB
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Religion journalist Rupert Shortt's lively interviews introduce readers to eighteen respected Christian thinkers who have contributed to the recent renaissance in theology.

A History Of Irish Music

Author: William H. Grattan Flood
ISBN: 9781409924364
Size: 61.71 MB
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Chevalier William Henry Grattan Flood (1857-1928) was a renowned musicologist and historian. As a writer and ecclesiastical composer, his personal contributions to Irish musical form produced enduring works. As an historian his output was prolific on topics of local and national historical or biographical interest. Grattan Flood was given the title Chevalier by Pope Benedict XV in 1917. His works include: A History of Irish Music (1905), The Story of the Harp (1905) and The Story of the Bagpipe (1911).