Every Saturday in Autumn

College Football's Greatest Traditions

Author: Ron Smith

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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The perfect gift for rabid college alumni All of the great traditions of college football are collected in the latest commemorative title from "The Sporting News. "Every Saturday in Autumn takes you on-campus to experience the pomp and pageantry of all that is uniquely college football in America. "The Sporting News delivers the top 25 traditions in the country. From Touchdown Jesus at Notre Dame, to the 12th Man at Texas A&M, to great rivalries such as USC-UCLA, Florida-Georgia, and Army-Navy, "Every Saturday in Autumn is all about the places where the game is so special.
Posted in Sports & Recreation


The True Stories behind the University of Tennessee’s Beloved Mascot

Author: Thomas J. Mattingly,Earl C. Hudson

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1572339756

Category: Social Science

Page: 151

View: 8747

The band blares “Rocky Top” and the crowd roars as the University of Tennessee football team storms out of the tunnel and onto the field through the giant “T,” their beloved mascot Smokey leading the way. The iconic Bluetick Coonhound has been part of the pageantry and tradition at the University of Tennessee since 1953, delighting fans both young and old. For this entertaining and enlightening book, UT sports historian Thomas J. Mattingly has teamed up with longtime Smokey owner Earl C. Hudson to tell the stories of the nine hounds that have been top dog on campus for more than half a century. It was the Rev. Bill Brooks, Hudson’s brother-in-law, whose prize-winning dog “Brooks’ Blue Smokey,” became the first mascot by winning a student body-led contest at a home football game in 1953. The Coonhound breed was selected because it was native to the state, and several (no one remembers exactly how many) were brought onto the field at halftime to compete. But Smokey stole the show when he threw back his head and howled. The crowd cheered, and Smokey howled again. The raucous applause and barking built to a frenzy. The enthusiastic hound won the hearts of the Volunteer faithful that day, and he and the dogs that followed have remained among the University of Tennessee’s most popular symbols ever since. The authors have interviewed Smokey’s former handlers, university archivists, sports journalists, and local historians as well as legions of longtime fans. Their recollections provide not only the background of the mascot but a history of UT athletics as well. Vol fans will enjoy reading about Smokey’s adventures throughout the years, from his kidnapping in 1955 by mischievous Kentucky students to his confrontation with the Baylor Bear at the 1957 Sugar Bowl to the time he suffered heat exhaustion at the 1991 UCLA game and was listed on the Vols’ injury report until his return later in the season. Filled with photographs and memorabilia, including vintage game programs, football schedules, letters, cartoons, and more, this book brings to life the magic of UT football and the endearing canines that have become such an indispensable part of the experience. THOMAS J. MATTINGLY is the author of Tennessee Football: The Peyton Manning Years, The University of Tennessee Football Vault: The Story of the Tennessee Volunteers, 1891-2006, The University of Tennessee All-Access Football Vault and The University of Tennessee Trivia Book. He writes about Vol history on his Knoxville News Sentinel blog, “The Vol Historian.” EARL C. HUDSON’s family have cared for the Smokeys since 1994.
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Author: Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gardening

Page: N.A

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Includes list of members.
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The Lion in Autumn

A Season with Joe Paterno and Penn State Football

Author: Frank Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101216712

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 1499

"Fascinating. . . . One of the best books ever written on the rise and fall of a great college football coach." —Allen Barra, San Francisco Chronicle The Lion in Autumn takes readers inside Penn State’s storied football program as legendary coach Joe Paterno fights to turn his struggling team into a winner once again. In more than a half century at Penn State, Paterno has won more bowl games (21) than any other coach and more games (354) than all but one, en route to two national championships and five perfect seasons. But in the new millennium hard times arrived in Happy Valley. His Nittany Lions had losing seasons in four of five years, dropping sixteen of twenty-three games in 2003 and 2004. There were boos at Beaver Stadium and increasing calls for the aging Paterno to step down. Award-winning sportswriter Frank Fitzpatrick followed JoePa through the 2004 season as the beloved coach struggled to save himself and his storied program. Fitzpatrick trailed Paterno from fund-raisers to the spring practices to the sidelines, detailing how the coach endured another losing season while building a team that would win the Orange Bowl and compete for the national championship in 2005. Interweaving stories from past seasons into the narrative, Fitzpatrick fleshes out the legend of Paterno.
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Whispers in Autumn

The Last Year, #1

Author: Trisha Leigh

Publisher: Trisha Leigh

ISBN: 1475235941

Category: Fiction

Page: 418

View: 9904

In 2015, a race of alien Others conquered Earth. They enslaved humanity not by force, but through an aggressive mind control that turned people into contented, unquestioning robots. Except sixteen-year-old Althea isn’t content at all, and she doesn’t need the mysterious note inside her locket to tell her she’s Something Else. It also warns her to trust no one, so she hides the pieces that make her different, even though it means being alone. The autumn she meets Lucas, everything changes. Althea and Lucas are immune to the alien mind control, and together they search for the reason why. What they uncover is a stunning truth the Others never anticipated, one with the potential to free the brainwashed human race. It’s not who they are that makes them special, but what. And what they are is a threat. One the Others are determined to eliminate for good.
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Tales from the Tailgate:

from the Fan who's seen them all

Author: Stephen J. Koreivo

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1463416873

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 228

View: 6088

In January 2013, Tales from the Tailgate received an Honorable Mention from the New England Book Festival at the Omni Parker Hotel. Today, one hundred-twenty NCAA schools compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Over the past 30 years, one fan made the effort to attend a game played by every team at least once. He did it, and he has two kids and has been married to the same woman for 22 years! Here is his fun story every college football fan will enjoy reading!
Posted in Sports & Recreation

The Winds of Autumn (Seasons of the Heart Book #2)

Author: Janette Oke

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9781441202833

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6279

Josh Jones realizes his family isn't typical, but it's the only life he's ever known. Aunt Lou, Gramps, Uncle Charlie, Grandpa--they all have shaped the young man he has become. But as he grows into manhood, Josh begins to face important questions about life, love, and faith. Three million books sold in the series!
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An Event in Autumn

Author: Henning Mankell

Publisher: Vintage Books

ISBN: 9780804170642

Category: Fiction

Page: 169

View: 1842

When Inspector Kurt Wallander discovers a shallow grave in the garden of his new house, he investigates the truth about the residence and its previous owner.
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Drums of Autumn

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 9780440335177

Category: Fiction

Page: 1120

View: 5566

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's The Fiery Cross. The magnificent saga continues.... It began in Scotland, at an ancient stone circle. There, a doorway, open to a select few, leads into the past—or the grave. Claire Randall survived the extraordinary passage, not once but twice. Her first trip swept her into the arms of Jamie Fraser, an eighteenth-century Scot whose love for her became legend—a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child. Her second journey, two decades later, brought them together again in frontier America. But Claire had left someone behind in the twentieth century. Their daughter, Brianna.... Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the stone circle and a terrifying leap into the unknown. In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she is risking her own future to try to change history...and to save their lives. But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past...or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong....
Posted in Fiction


Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard

Publisher: Harvill Secker

ISBN: 9781910701638


Page: 240

View: 3552

I want to show you our world as it is now: the door, the floor, the water tap and the sink, the garden chair close to the wall beneath the kitchen window, the sun, the water, the trees. You will come to see it in your own way, you will experience things for yourself and live a life of your own, so of course it is primarily for my own sake that I am doing this: showing you the world, little one, makes my life worth living. Autumn begins with a letter Karl Ove Knausgaard writes to his unborn daughter. He adds one short piece per day, describing the material and natural world with the precision and mesmerising intensity that have become his trademark. This tender and deeply personal book is beautifully illustrated by Vanessa Baird, and is the first of four volumes marvelling at the vast, unknowable universe around us.
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The Bluest Eye

Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307386588

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3215

Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison’s virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Every Saturday

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Outlander (20th Anniversary Edition)

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0385671083

Category: Fraser, Jamie (Fictitious character)

Page: 688

View: 1744

Twenty years ago, Gabaldon swept readers into her mesmerizing world brimming with history, romance, and adventure. To celebrate, this special commemorative edition features special production details, a brand-new letter and essay from the author, and a Random House Reader's Group Guide.
Posted in Fraser, Jamie (Fictitious character)

A Journey throughout Ireland, During the Spring, Summer and Autumn of 1834

Author: Henry D. Inglis

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1909906182

Category: Ireland

Page: 176

View: 5033

This is an important source for historians of 19th century Ireland, and is of particular interest to those exploring local history and their family background. Asking the question, 'is Ireland an improving Country?' Inglis travelled the country meeting landlords and tenants, drawing upon his background in commerce to observe the realities of everyday life. He offers insights into the conditions that prevailed after Catholic emancipation in the period between the European Napoleonic Wars and the Great Famine, and the religious attitudes and tensions that have divided Ireland over the centuries. His analysis informed much of the debate about Ireland in the Westminster House of Commons, during parliamentary debates in 1835. His observations clearly reflect his own attitudes and beliefs. Yet, they are grounded in what he observed first-hand making this books a very significant resource for genealogists and family and local historians. Index and footnotes added.
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All Fall Down

Author: Jenny Oldfield

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 144728478X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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'Suddenly into the silence of Duke Street came an ear-splitting wail. It rose from a deep groan, gaining volume, whining overhead, penetrating the courts and alleys at the heart of London's East End.' They were at war with Germany . . . Yet as the horror of the Blitz tests the indomitable East End spirit to its limit, life goes on much as before, Annie, Hettie and George keep the Duke of Wellington open amidst almost daily bombings, a haven of normality for all their friends. Tommy O'Hagan struggles to hide a secret and forbidden love - until disaster looms; Sadie and Walter Davidson try to adjust as they send their young sons off on the evacuees' train from Waterloo; and Sadie's daughter Maggie, spirited, beautiful and sixteen, falls in love for the first time, setting off a chain of events even she could never have dreamt of. The third book in Jenny Oldfield's compelling series brings the hardship and warmth of life in the East End during the Blitz achingly to life.
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Rites of Autumn

The Story of College Football

Author: Richard Whittingham

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743222199

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 297

View: 7856

Offers a portrait of college football, retracing its history on campuses across the country.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

All-American Murder

The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers' Row

Author: James Patterson,Alex Abramovich

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316412686

Category: True Crime

Page: 400

View: 7356

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller "Ripped from the headlines . . . Combining in-depth, investigative reporting and fresh interviews, the authors effectively tabloid-proof this shocking, celebrity-driven story by lining up the facts and labeling rumors." --USA Today Aaron Hernandez was a college All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later reached the Super Bowl. His every move as a tight end with the New England Patriots played out the headlines, yet he led a secret life--one that ended in a maximum-security prison. What drove him to go so wrong, so fast? Between the summers of 2012 and 2013, not long after Hernandez made his first Pro Bowl, he was linked to a series of violent incidents culminating in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player who dated the sister of Hernandez's fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins. All-American Murder is the first book to investigate Aaron Hernandez's first-degree murder conviction and the mystery of his own shocking and untimely death.
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A Novel

Author: Ali Smith

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1101870745

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST A New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Financial Times, Southern Living, The Guardian, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year Long-listed for the Gordon Burn Prize Autumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. That's what it felt like for Keats in 1819. How about Autumn 2016? Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. The United Kingdom is in pieces, divided by a historic, once-in-a-generation summer. Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand-in-hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever. Ali Smith's new novel is a meditation on a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, on what harvest means. It is the first installment of her Seasonal quartet—four stand-alone books, separate yet interconnected and cyclical (as the seasons are)—and it casts an eye over our own time. Who are we? What are we made of? Shakespearean jeu d’esprit, Keatsian melancholy, the sheer bright energy of 1960s pop art: the centuries cast their eyes over our own history making. Here’s where we’re living. Here’s time at its most contemporaneous and its most cyclic. From the imagination of the peerless Ali Smith comes a shape-shifting series, wide-ranging in time-scale and light-footed through histories, a story about aging and time and love and stories themselves.
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The Deer at the River

A Novel

Author: Joseph Caldwell

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480443980

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A young carpenter finds himself in turmoil as his wife rapidly descends into mental illness The Deer at the River follows an especially intense period in the life of Noah Dubbins, a young carpenter and father of three living in rural New Hampshire. Noah’s life changes drastically when he returns from work one day to find his wife, Ruth, behaving erratically and reenacting the birth of their youngest son. Ruth is committed to a psychiatric hospital and Noah is left to look after their children on his own. In his loneliness, he wrestles with his lust for an old flame and a burgeoning confusion about his sexuality. With financial problems, a family to raise, and increasing grief over his wife’s condition, how will Noah cope? The Deer at the River is a wrenching parable of everyday spiritual turmoil.
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Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Author: Kenard Pak

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1627794158

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5090

"In a simple, evocative conversation with nature, a young girl witnesses how the season changes from summer to autumn"--
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