The Legends Club

The Legends Club
Author: John Feinstein
Release: 2017-02-21
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 514
ISBN: 9780804173179
Language: en
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On March 18, 1980, the Duke basketball program announced the hiring of Mike Krzyzewski, the man who would restore glory to the team. The only problem: no one knew who Krzyzewski was. Nine days later, Jim Valvano was hired by North Carolina State to be their new head coach. The hiring didn't raise as many eyebrows, but the two new coaches had a similar goal: to unseat North Carolina's Dean Smith as the king of college basketball. And just like that, the most sensational competitive decade in history was about to unfold. In the skillful hands of John Feinstein, The Legends Club captures an era in American sport and culture, documenting the inside view of a decade of absolutely incredible competition. Feinstein pulls back the curtain on the recruiting wars, the intensely personal competition that wasn't always friendly, the enormous pressure and national stakes, and the battle for the very soul of college basketball.

The Legends Club

The Legends Club
Author: John Feinstein
Release: 2017-02-21
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 514
ISBN: 9780804173179
Language: en
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On March 18, 1980, the Duke basketball program announced the hiring of Mike Krzyzewski, the man who would restore glory to the team. The only problem: no one knew who Krzyzewski was. Nine days later, Jim Valvano was hired by North Carolina State to be their new head coach. The hiring didn't raise as many eyebrows, but the two new coaches had a similar goal: to unseat North Carolina's Dean Smith as the king of college basketball. And just like that, the most sensational competitive decade in history was about to unfold. In the skillful hands of John Feinstein, The Legends Club captures an era in American sport and culture, documenting the inside view of a decade of absolutely incredible competition. Feinstein pulls back the curtain on the recruiting wars, the intensely personal competition that wasn't always friendly, the enormous pressure and national stakes, and the battle for the very soul of college basketball.

Heroes of Myths and Legends

Heroes of Myths and Legends
Author: David West,Anita Ganeri
Release: 2011-08-15
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Pages: 34
ISBN: 9781448852000
Language: en
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Introduces twelve different warrior heroes from varying traditions, including Hua Mulan and Penthesilea the Amazon, King Arthur and Perseus, and the Persian hero Rostam and Herakles, and discusses who the victor would be in battle.

Dragon Daughter

Dragon Daughter
Author: Liz Flanagan
Release: 2018-10-04
Editor: David Fickling Books
Pages: 357
ISBN: 9781788450225
Language: en
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On the island of Arcosi, dragons and their riders used to rule the skies. But now they are only legends, found in bedtime stories, on beautiful murals and ancient jewellery. Then servant girl Milla witnesses a murder and finds herself caring for the last four dragon eggs. Forced to keep them secret amidst the growing tensions in the city, she begins to fear that the island's ruler, Duke Olvar, isn't all that he seems. But how can Milla and her friends keep the eggs safe when it means endangering everything she's ever loved? Fiery friendships, forgotten family and the struggle for power collide as Milla's fight to save the dragons leads her to discover her own hidden past.

1000 Football Clubs

1000 Football Clubs
Author: Jean Damien Lesay
Release: 2016-04-19
Editor: National Geographic Books
Pages: 0
ISBN: 9780789331106
Language: en
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Revised Edition, Updated 2019 The most in-depth guide to soccer clubs around the world, featuring 1,000 illustrations and more than 1,000 teams from 100 countries. This superbly illustrated volume is the fan’s most comprehensive insight into 1,000 football clubs (a.k.a., soccer teams), both professional and collegiate, from every continent, illustrating each club’s history and what it means to support their team. Included are key details from both men’s and women’s leagues, such as team colors, shirt designs, coats of arms, mottos, club songs, stadium details, legendary players, impactful coaches, the most memorable victories (and defeats)—in short, this is the ultimate trivia guide for any fan passionate about the "Beautiful Game." For the die-hard supporter, a football club goes beyond just rooting for the home team. Each football club is a culture unto itself with fans comprising an extended family of shared memory, glorious victories, and camaraderie. Full of engaging stories behind team traditions and statistics detailing important achievements, players, and events, 1000 Football Clubs is a must-read for any football fan and a most useful survey for anyone who needs to understand the sport considered the world’s favorite and whose popularity continues to grow exponentially in North America.

The Legends of Manchester City

The Legends of Manchester City
Author: Ian Penney
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1859833268
Language: en
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IN 120 years more than 800 players have turned out in the colours of Manchester City Football Club or the club's earlier guises. Of these many have earned legendary status. This book lists a personal choice of 100 of these legends (one of them never even kicked a ball) who the author thinks warrants the description. Not intended as a complete biographical dictionary, it will hopefully stimulate discussion among supporters and bring back memories of former players and former glories. Names such as Meredith, Browell and Cookson from the early days may not be too familiar to the younger supporter; likewise Swift, Cowan, Doherty and prolific goalscorer Johnson from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. In the 1950s Blues fans witnessed the efforts of Messrs Trautmann, Barnes, Clarke and Paul. The late 1960s and early 1970s brought Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison together and their combined efforts provided the wonderful triumvirate of Lee, Bell and Summerbee (not to mention Book, Young and Doyle) along with superb enjoyment and entertainment to Maine Road. In more recent times Kinkladze, Bishop, Weaver and Goater have all earned the right to be included in the club's Hall of Legends.

Legend

Legend
Author: Marie Lu
Release: 2011-11-29
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781101545959
Language: en
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"Legend doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it." From the New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets. Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

Righteous Fury

Righteous Fury
Author: Markus Heitz
Release: 2015-02-10
Editor: Jo Fletcher Books
Pages: 437
ISBN: 9781623658847
Language: en
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From the author of the bestselling fantasy series The Dwarves--which has sold over one million copies--come the dynamic new series The Legends of the Alfar. In Righteous Fury, the elves, dwarves and humans all know the alfar to be dark, relentless warriors. In Dson Faimon, the realm of the alfar, the warriors are planning a military campaign. Caphalor and Sinthoras are looking to enlist a powerful demon to strengthen their army - but the two alfar have very different goals. While Caphalor is determined to defend the borders of their empire and no more, the ambitious Sinthoras is intent on invasion: and he has the kingdoms of dwarves, elves, and me firmly in his sights.

Golf

Golf
Author: Alistair Tait
Release: 2003
Editor: Firefly Books Limited
Pages: 356
ISBN: 1552978095
Language: en
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Paying homage to the three hundred top male and female players, this exciting, boldly illustrated guide to the top golfers in the world includes coverage of Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, Mildred Zaharias, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Fuzzy Zoeller, Sam Snead, Tom Wason, and others. Original.

Star Wars The Legends of Luke Skywalker The Manga

Star Wars  The Legends of Luke Skywalker   The Manga
Author: Akira Himekawa,Takashi Kisaki,Akira Fukaya,Haruichi Subaru
Release: 2020-01-14
Editor: VIZ Media LLC
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781974717781
Language: en
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The manga anthology inspired by Ken Liu’s hit Star Wars novel, Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Legends of Luke Skywalker. Luke Skywalker? I thought he was a myth. – Rey Who is Luke Skywalker? Across the galaxies many have heard his name, but few have met the legendary Jedi. There are those who call him a merciless war criminal—others say he’s not even a human, but a droid! Whether he is myth or man, those who claim they’ve encountered the elusive Luke Skywalker all have an unforgettable adventure to share. Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker—The Manga pairs powerhouse Japanese manga creators with inspiring myths about Luke Skywalker, originally written as a prose novel by best-selling author Ken Liu. © & TM 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd -- VIZ Media

The Library of Legends

The Library of Legends
Author: Janie Chang
Release: 2020-04-28
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781443456067
Language: en
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From the author of Three Souls and Dragon Springs Road comes a captivating historical novel in which a convoy of student refugees travel across China, fleeing the hostilities of a brutal war with Japan “Myths are the darkest and brightest incarnations of who we are . . .” China, 1937. When Japanese bombs begin falling on the city of Nanking, nineteen-year-old Hu Lian and her classmates at Minghua University are ordered to flee. Lian and a convoy of students, faculty and staff must walk 1,000 miles to the safety of China’s western provinces, a journey marred by the constant threat of aerial attack. And it is not just the refugees who are at risk; Lian and her classmates have been entrusted with a priceless treasure: a 500-year-old collection of myths and folklore known as the Library of Legends. The students’ common duty to safeguard the Library of Legends creates unexpected bonds. Lian becomes friends and forms a cautious romance with the handsome and wealthy Liu Shaoming. But after one classmate is arrested and another one is murdered, Lian realizes she must escape before a family secret puts her in danger too. Accompanied by Shao and his enigmatic maidservant, Sparrow, Lian makes her way to Shanghai in the hopes of reuniting with her mother. During the journey, Lian learns of the connection between her two companions and a tale from the Library of Legends, The Willow Star and the Prince. This revelation comes with profound consequences, for as the ancient books travel across China, they awaken immortals and guardian spirits who embark on an exodus of their own, one that will change the country’s fate forever.

The Legends of the Jews

The Legends of the Jews
Author: Louis Ginzberg
Release: 2006-04-01
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
Pages: 460
ISBN: 9781596057920
Language: en
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The masterpiece of one of the preeminent Talmudic scholars of the 20th century, the multivolume Legends of the Jews gathers together stories from the Talmud, the Midrash, the Bible, and oral traditions-also known as the Haggada-and offers them in chronological order. Volume V, first published in 1925, features tales of The Creation of the World, Adam, The Ten Generations, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, the Sons of Jacob, Job, and Moses in Egypt. A work of brilliant erudition and deep devotion, this is an invaluable collection of religious lore. American rabbi LOUIS GINZBERG (1873-1953) founded the American Academy of Jewish Research and was a prolific contributor to the Jewish Encyclopedia.

The Spell Thief

The Spell Thief
Author: Tom Percival
Release: 2016-02-11
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781447292104
Language: en
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Jack (of the beanstalk fame) and his magical talking chicken, Betsy, have always been great at making new friends. But when Jack spots Anansi, the new kid in town, talking to a troll in the Deep Dark Woods, everything changes. Everyone knows that trolls mean trouble, and Jack will do anything to prove to the rest of his friends that Anansi is a troll spy. Even if that means using stolen magic! The Spell Thief is the first book in this brilliant new highly-illustrated series by Tom Percival, featuring all the fairy-tale characters you know and love having brand-new adventures!

The Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends

The Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends
Author: Peter Ellis
Release: 2011-09-01
Editor: Robinson
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781780333632
Language: en
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Developed from an early oral storytelling tradition dating back to the dawn of European culture, this is one of the oldest and most vibrant of Europe's mythologies. From all six Celtic cultures - Irish, Scots, Welsh, Cornish, Manx and Breton - Peter Berresford Ellishas included popular myths and legends, as well as bringing to light exciting new tales which have been lying in manuscript form, untranslated and unknown to the modern general reader. The author brings not only his extensive knowledge of source material but also his acclaimed skills of storytelling to produce an original, enthralling and definitive collection of Celtic myths and legends - tales of gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, magical weapons, fabulous beasts, and entities from the ancient Celtic world.

He Man and the Masters of the Universe Legends From Castle Grayskull

He Man and the Masters of the Universe  Legends From Castle Grayskull
Author: Amanda Deibert
Release: 2022-02-01
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781338832662
Language: en
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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe are back in this original graphic novel based on the hit Netflix show! The graphic novel will feature exclusive lore straight from the creators of the Netflix animated series, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Get ready for an action-packed adventure!

Legends and Lore

Legends and Lore
Author: Michael Scott
Release: 2022-05-03
Editor: Yearling
Pages: 209
ISBN: 9780593381779
Language: en
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Myths, legends, and magic are woven together in a collection of enthralling Irish folktales from the New York Times bestselling author of the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. A competition to become King of the Leprechauns... A trick designed to fool the Queen of the Fairies... A terrifying lake monster confronted by the unlikeliest of heroes... Nine Irish legends come to life in these timeless, action-packed folktales about mythological creatures and epic heroes. A master of Irish mythology, bestselling author Michael Scott has crafted stories guaranteed to enthrall young readers who love magic, legends, and lore. And don't miss the companion collection of Irish fairy tales, Magic & Myth!

Men in Green

Men in Green
Author: Michael Bamberger
Release: 2015-04-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781476743844
Language: en
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The instant New York Times bestseller from acclaimed Sports Illustrated writer Michael Bamberger—a warm, nostalgic, intimately reported account of golf’s greatest generation, and “maybe the best golf book I’ve ever read” (Bill Reynolds, The Providence Journal). With “exceptional insight into some of America’s greatest players over the last half-century” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Men in Green is to golf what Roger Kahn’s The Boys of Summer was to baseball: a big-hearted account of the sport’s greats, from the household names to the private legends, those behind-the-curtain giants who never made the headlines. Michael Bamberger, who has covered the game for twenty years at Sports Illustrated, shows us the big names as we’ve never seen them before: Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Curtis Strange, Fred Couples—and the late Ken Venturi. But he also chronicles the legendary figures known only to insiders, who nevertheless have left an indelible mark on the sport. There’s a club pro, a teaching pro, an old black Southern caddie. There’s a tournament director in his seventies, a TV director in his eighties, and a USGA executive in his nineties. All these figures, from the marquee names to the unknowns, have changed the game. What they all share is a game that courses through their collective veins like a drug. Was golf better back in the day? Men in Green weaves a history of the modern game that is personal, touching, inviting, and new. This meditation on aging and a celebration of the game is “a nostalgic visit and reminiscence with those who fashioned golf history…and should be cherished” (Golf Digest).

The Legend of the Storm Goose

The Legend of the Storm Goose
Author: Fiona Halliday
Release: 2022-02
Editor: Page Street Kids
Pages: 0
ISBN: 9781645673484
Language: en
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With his great sheltering wings and crown of stars that lights the Scottish skies, Erin knows the heroic Storm Goose from her favorite legend will always guide Papa home from sea. But when a terrible storm strikes, it’s not Papa that comes ashore, but an injured white bird. Over the next few weeks, Erin helps the Storm Goose heal in hopes he can save Papa, but comes to accept that Papa will never come home and must instead oversee the Storm Goose’s triumphant return to the skies to save other sailors. But first, in a twist both heart-wrenching and inspiring, the legendary bird saves her from her grief. Set against sweeping seaside landscapes of the Shetland Islands, this compassionate tale subtly guides readers through the stages of grief and shines a light on the healing power of stories.

Journey to Star Wars The Last Jedi The Legends of Luke Skywalker

Journey to Star Wars The Last Jedi  The Legends of Luke Skywalker
Author: Ken Liu
Release: 2017-10-31
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781368001243
Language: en
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As a cargo ship rockets across thegalaxy to Canto Bight, the deckhands on board trade stories about legendary JediKnight Luke Skywalker. But are the stories of iconic and mysterious LukeSkywalker true, or merely tall tales passed from one corner of the galaxy toanother? Is Skywalker really a famous Jedi hero, an elaborate charlatan,or even part droid? The deckhands will have to decide for themselves when theyhear The Legends of Luke Skywalker. A collection of myths and tall-tales about the legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker, written by Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy award-winning author Ken Liu.

The Gargoyle Club the Gargoyle Legends Series 1

The Gargoyle Club  the Gargoyle Legends Series 1
Author: Heather Fleming
Release: 2010-10
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 212
ISBN: 0557751225
Language: en
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Garville, Maine is famous for its stone monsters - the gargoyles and grotesques carved on every building that stare down with sightless eyes. Meanwhile a human monster stalks the streets, leaving a trail of bodies and death. Eden Sinclair quickly realizes the murderer is no ordinary killer. Dark supernatural forces are at work and to survive she must turn to five other teenagers who share her unique powers. Andre, Damien, Colette, Sorel, and Monique are descended from the city's founders and inherited the taint of gargoyle blood. With them Eden finds acceptance, friendship, and even more danger. Betrayal and secrets from the past are entwined with every clue. With her friends beside her Eden begins to close in on the killer . . . but the killer's also closing in on her . . .