The Chicago White Sox's Magical Season
Author: Phil Rogers
Publisher: Triumph Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
The Chicago White Sox's march to the 2005 World Series title was as surprising as it was dramatic, and in Say It's So: The Chicago White Sox's Magical Season, Phil Rogers delivers the inside story of how it came about. Rogers, senior baseball writer for the Chicago Tribune, describes the gamble general manager Ken Williams took in breaking up a powerful but plodding team in favor of one built around pitching, speed and defense. A team, in other words, that could play the game the way manager Ozzie Guillen wanted it played. In Guillen, the Sox found themselves a charismatic, live-wire leader whose every move seemed golden. Rogers provides a front-row view of the eccentric genius the second-year manager displayed in delivering Chicago its first World Series since 1959 and its first Series title since 1917. There's the rock-steady Paul Konerko, whose big bat and steely clubhouse presence carried the team through the postseason. There's the unsung third basemen Joe Crede, whose spectacular fielding and timely hitting on baseball's biggest stage stamped him as a rising star. There's the irascible catcher A.J. Pierzynski, the "Eddie Haskell" of the clubhouse, who found himself smack in the middle of every controversy. There's the fire of Bobby Jenks and the guile of Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez. And finally there's a deep and talented pitching staff that saw the team through its only rough spot of the regular season and then was simply dominant through all three founds of the postseason. The 2005 White Sox were a uniquely multi-cultural group that reflected their city's ethnic melting pot. They truly were Chicago's team--and they gave their fans a truly magical season.
A Guide Through Balthasar's Logic
Author: Aidan Nichols
Publisher: CUA Press
This volume completes Aidan Nichols's presentation of the great theological trilogy of Hans Urs von Balthasar. The book offers a summary and interpretation of Balthasar's logic and considers the way in which The Truth of the World points forward to theological aesthetics and dramatics.
Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity
Author: Catherine Ellis,Stephen Smith
Publisher: The New Press
Includes powerful speeches by Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Angela Davis, Bayard Rustin, Martin Luther King Jr., James Cone, Toni Morrison, Cornel West, and many others
The 50 Corporate Mission Statements that Hit the Mark
Author: Patricia Jones,Larry Kahaner
Publisher: Crown Business
Category: Business & Economics
Say It And Live It is the first collection of provocative, passionate, and intelligent corporate mission statements--the most powerful and popular managerial tool in business today. A corporate mission statement is the most dramatic presentation of a company's vision and its goal. No other document--annual report, press release, news article, statement from the board of directors--tells us more about a company's values and ethics than a mission statement. Companies know that if they write it down, they will have to live up to it--so they devote months, even years, the energy of people from the CEO on down, and significant sums of money to crafting them. Say It And Live It is the only source of information for the many business people who are presently writing their own mission statements. In it, authors Patricia Jones and Larry Kahaner show that industry leaders are frequently corporations that truly live their mission statements. Some of the winners include: Avis, Ben & Jerry's, Boeing, Citicorp, General Electric, Gillette, Hallmark Cards, IBM, Kellogg's, Reader's Digest, Saturn, Southwest Airlines, UPS, and Xerox. Say It And Live It is a collection of the fifty best corporate mission statements in America. Each entry consists of the company's complete mission statement, along with an explanation of how it was written, a lesson about how that mission statement saved the company or motivated employees, or comments from the CEO or the president. The introduction points out the common elements of these philosophical documents, while the final chapter is a list of tips on how you can write your own mission statement.
Author: Saint Teresa (of Avila),Teresa of Avila
Teresa was an incredibly gifted teacher whose devotion to the sublimest task--the guidance of others toward spiritual perfection--has resulted in the widespread fame of her writings. Interior Castles deals with the extraordinary richness of the developed interior life.
Bible Class Lessons and Everlasting Gospels By
Author: HE WORD CENTER
The gospels of Leader Olumba Olumba Obu constitute the Tree of Life whose fruit Adam and Eve were not allowed to taste of. Do you want to eat of the tree of life? Then read this book, and it will give you access to the tree of life.
Author: Santo J. Aurelio
Publisher: BookPros, LLC
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Offers a reference guide designed to help readers become confident English speakers and writers.
The True Story of Shoeless Joe Jackson
Author: Donald Gropman
Publisher: Citadel Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
Traces the life of Jackson, one of the greatest hitters of all time, who was unfairly disgraced at the height of his career by the Chicago Black Sox scandal
Author: Marietta Stepaniants
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Marietta Stepaniants' introductory text allows a distinctively Eastern way of thinking to come forth. Four interpretive essays open the book showing how Indian, Chinese and Islamic traditions responded to these questions: How did philosophy arise? What is the origin of order in the universe? What is human nature? What is truth ? A fifth, unique, essay shows how Eastern thought has dealt with Western contact in the 19th and 20th centuries. Comparisons within and across traditions makeIntroduction to Eastern Thought an excellent text for students familiar with Western philosophy or beginning philosophy students.
Author: Kendrick F. Snipe
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Success, its one of the highest aspirations of all human beings. The Big house, the Luxury vehicle, and great job, have all become synonymous with success. So what makes one truly successful? As we examine this age old question, we find that success is defined in different ways by different people. So whats your definition of success? Knowing the answer to this simple question is all you need to begin the journey to your goal of living the successful and happy life that you have always dreamed of.
Author: Josh Berk
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Lenny, Mike, and Other Mike are back in school for the glory that is seventh grade, and this year, Mike is determined to make catcher on the middle-school team. When Mike's hard work pays off and he wins the coveted postition, Lenny is a little jealous, but he'll settle for being the team's unofficial announcer. he team has a brilliant new pitcher, Hunter Ashwell, and though he's a bit of a jerk, he and Mike have a great pitcher/catcher dynamic that could make the team champions. But things take a strange turn when Hunter's perfect pitching streak goes downhill, and Lenny suspects foul play—specifically, someone stealing Mike's catcher signals. But who could be responsible, and why?
During the Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Author: Michael Foster
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Ten lectures examining the history of physiology from about the sixteenth to the end of the eighteenth century.