Strong Boy

Author: Christopher Klein
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493001981
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“I can lick any son-of-a-bitch in the world.” So boasted John L. Sullivan, the first modern heavyweight boxing champion of the world, a man who was the gold standard of American sport for more than a decade, and the first athlete to earn more than a million dollars. He had a big ego, big mouth, and bigger appetites. His womanizing, drunken escapades, and chronic police-blotter presence were godsends to a burgeoning newspaper industry. The larger-than-life boxer embodied the American Dream for late nineteenth-century immigrants as he rose from Boston’s Irish working class to become the most recognizable man in the nation. In the process, the “Boston Strong Boy” transformed boxing from outlawed bare-knuckle fighting into the gloved spectacle we know today. Strong Boy tells the story of America’s first sports superstar, a self-made man who personified the power and excesses of the Gilded Age. Everywhere John L. Sullivan went, his fists backed up his bravado. Sullivan’s epic brawls, such as his 75-round bout against Jake Kilrain, and his cross-country barnstorming tour in which he literally challenged all of America to a fight are recounted in vivid detail, as are his battles outside the ring with a troubled marriage, wild weight and fitness fluctuations, and raging alcoholism. Strong Boy gives readers ringside seats to the colorful tale of one of the country’s first Irish-American heroes and the birth of the American sports media and the country’s celebrity obsession with athletes.

Strong Boy

Author: Christopher Klein
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9780762788385
Size: 58.74 MB
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Hailed by the Boston Globe as one of the best boxing books ever penned, Strong Boy is the rags-to-riches story of one ofAmerica s first ethnic heroes, the nation s first million-dollar athlete, a sports herodecades before Babe Ruth, and the forefather of boxing and sports celebrity as we knowthem today John L. Sullivan, The Boston Strong Boy "

Strong Boy

Author: Christopher Klein
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493001981
Size: 58.82 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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“I can lick any son-of-a-bitch in the world.” So boasted John L. Sullivan, the first modern heavyweight boxing champion of the world, a man who was the gold standard of American sport for more than a decade, and the first athlete to earn more than a million dollars. He had a big ego, big mouth, and bigger appetites. His womanizing, drunken escapades, and chronic police-blotter presence were godsends to a burgeoning newspaper industry. The larger-than-life boxer embodied the American Dream for late nineteenth-century immigrants as he rose from Boston’s Irish working class to become the most recognizable man in the nation. In the process, the “Boston Strong Boy” transformed boxing from outlawed bare-knuckle fighting into the gloved spectacle we know today. Strong Boy tells the story of America’s first sports superstar, a self-made man who personified the power and excesses of the Gilded Age. Everywhere John L. Sullivan went, his fists backed up his bravado. Sullivan’s epic brawls, such as his 75-round bout against Jake Kilrain, and his cross-country barnstorming tour in which he literally challenged all of America to a fight are recounted in vivid detail, as are his battles outside the ring with a troubled marriage, wild weight and fitness fluctuations, and raging alcoholism. Strong Boy gives readers ringside seats to the colorful tale of one of the country’s first Irish-American heroes and the birth of the American sports media and the country’s celebrity obsession with athletes.

The Strong Sensitive Boy

Author: Ted Zeff
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780966074529
Size: 40.33 MB
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In this groundbreaking book, psychologist Zeff explores the unique challenges of sensitive boys, showing parents, educators, and mentors how to help them grow into strong, happy, and confident men.

Dodge County Fair

Author: James Sunwall
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1599266636
Size: 17.63 MB
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DODGE COUNTRY FAIR is composed of a play and short fiction. The play is set in a Midwestern village during the thirties. A family of Norwegian descent is struggling during the Great Depression. The youngest son, Joey, has the dream of going to the county fair. A stranger enters, claiming to be a long-lost relative. He changes the life of the family forever. The rest of the book consists of fifteen pieces of fiction. Some of them are about the characters in the play. Others are about animals and their effect on the lives of men. The stories take place in the early and latter Twentieth Century. Some of them are sad and bitter, but the final tale is a fantasy which takes place faraway in time and place.

Strong Mothers Strong Sons

Author: Meg Meeker, M.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 034551811X
Size: 31.46 MB
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Meg Meeker, M.D., acclaimed author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, now turns to an equally powerful relationship in the family: the one between mother and son. From the moment a mother holds her newborn son, his eyes tell her that she is his world. But often, as he grows up, the boy who needs her simultaneously pushes her away. Calling upon thirty years of experience as a pediatrician, Meg Meeker, M.D., a highly sought after national speaker, assistant professor of clinical medicine, and mother of four, shares the secrets that every mother needs to know in order to strengthen—or rebuild—her relationship with her son. Boys today face unique challenges and pressures, and the burden on mothers to guide their boys through them can feel overwhelming. This empowering book offers a road map to help mothers find the strength and confidence to raise extraordinary sons by providing encouragement, education, and practical advice about • the need for mothers to exercise courage and be bolder and more confident about advising and directing their boys • the crucial role mothers play in expressing love to sons in healthy ways so they learn to respect and appreciate women as they grow up • the importance of teaching sons about the values of hard work, community service, and a well-developed inner life • the natural traps mothers of boys often fall into—and how to avoid them • the need for a mother to heal her own wounds with the men in her life so she can raise her son without baggage and limitations • the best ways to survive the moments when the going gets tough and a mom’s natural ways of communicating—talking, analyzing, exploring—only fuel the fire When a mother holds her baby boy for the first time, she also instinctively knows something else: If she does her job right and raises her son with self-esteem, support, and wisdom, he will become the man she knows he was meant to be. Praise for Strong Mothers, Strong Sons “Solid, practical advice for women on how to properly nurture their sons.”—Kirkus Reviews Praise for Meg Meeker, M.D. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters “Dr. Meeker’s conclusions are timely, relevant, and often deeply moving. No one interested in what girls experience growing up in our culture today—and the impact that parents, especially fathers, have on the experience—can afford to miss reading this book.”—Armand M. Nicholi, Jr., M.D., professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School “Reassuring and challenging . . . a helpful road map for concerned fathers [that] tackles difficult issues.”—National Review Boys Should Be Boys “If you want to raise a boy you’ll be proud of, read Boys Should Be Boys.”—Dave Ramsey, author of The Total Money Makeover “Filled with inspirational vignettes, Boys Should Be Boys empowers parents to stay involved and protect their sons’ innocence. It’s a wonderfully written and eye-opening book—a must-read.”—Neil Bernstein, Ph.D., author of There When He Needs You The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers “Offers practical ways to help you let go of ‘mom guilt’ in order to become a happier, healthier woman.”—Parent & Child “Just about any mom, or dad, can find useful wisdom in this book.”—Associated Press From the Trade Paperback edition.

Boys Should Be Boys

Author: Meg Meeker
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 1596980656
Size: 75.84 MB
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In Boys Should Be Boys, critically acclaimed author Dr. Meg Meeker helps parents restore the delights of boyhood and enable today’s boys to become the mature, confident, and thoughtful men of tomorrow. Boys will always be boys—rambunctious, adventurous, and curious, climbing trees, building forts, playing tackle football, all part of the rite of passage into manhood. But today our sons face an increasingly hostile world, one that doesn’t value the spirited nature of boys. Meeker explores the secrets to boyhood to create an uplifting guide to make raising sons a little easier.