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: 16.88 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: 64.59 MB
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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 Weak Man

Author: Earl Robert Key
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781606727164
Size: 45.90 MB
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Michael DeAngelo Nicholas decided to spill his insides out onto paper at the age of nineteen when he wrote his initial manuscript for Strong Boy, Weak Man. The storyas enormous sensitivity and clarity have obviously risen up from the depths of Michael DeAngelo Nicholasa childhood experiences, spilling over into his young adulthood. His story attempts to unravel the poverty-driven culture of the times in rural Mississippi, while rushing to embrace a more promising lifestyle in the glamor-lit, fast-paced Memphis, Tennessee. He shares certain family hardships and disappointments, making them a vital part of the book, and eventually allowing that part to render a happy ending.

The Strong Sensitive Boy

Author: Ted Zeff
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780966074529
Size: 68.14 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.

Lucky Boy

Author: Shanthi Sekaran
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110198225X
Size: 10.54 MB
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A gripping tale of adventure and searing reality, Lucky Boy gives voice to two mothers bound together by their love for one lucky boy. "Sekaran has written a page-turner that’s touching and all too real." —People “A fiercely compassionate story about the bonds and the bounds of motherhood and, ultimately, of love.”—Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans Eighteen years old and fizzing with optimism, Solimar Castro-Valdez embarks on a perilous journey across the Mexican border. Weeks later, she arrives in Berkeley, California, dazed by first love found then lost, and pregnant. This was not the plan. Undocumented and unmoored, Soli discovers that her son, Ignacio, can become her touchstone, and motherhood her identity in a world where she’s otherwise invisible. Kavya Reddy has created a beautiful life in Berkeley, but then she can’t get pregnant and that beautiful life seems suddenly empty. When Soli is placed in immigrant detention and Ignacio comes under Kavya’s care, Kavya finally gets to be the singing, story-telling kind of mother she dreamed of being. But she builds her love on a fault line, her heart wrapped around someone else’s child. “Nacho” to Soli, and “Iggy” to Kavya, the boy is steeped in love, but his destiny and that of his two mothers teeters between two worlds as Soli fights to get back to him. Lucky Boy is a moving and revelatory ode to the ever-changing borders of love.

Soldier Boy

Author: Keely Hutton
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 0374305641
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Soldier Boy begins with the story of Ricky Richard Anywar, abducted at age fourteen in 1989 to fight with Joseph Kony's rebel army in Uganda’s decades-long civil war. Ricky is trained, armed, and forced to fight government soldiers alongside his brutal kidnappers, but never stops dreaming of escape. The story continues twenty years later, with a fictionalized character named Samuel, representative of the thousands of child soldiers Ricky eventually helped rehabilitate as founder of the internationally acclaimed charity Friends of Orphans. Working closely with Ricky himself, debut author Keely Hutton has written an eye-opening book about a boy’s unbreakable spirit and indomitable courage in the face of unimaginable horror.

Social Development Of Self Assertion

Author: Hitoshi Yoshimura
Publisher: Fultus Corporation
ISBN: 9781596820098
Size: 17.26 MB
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Book Description: Especially, these studies focused on self-assertion as a factor produced the difference in human interactions. As a consequence, following results were obtained. People who asserted themselves clearly were satisfied with their human interactions. In addition, people, who were satisfied with their human interactions, were also satisfied with their groups. Moreover, they tried to achieve their tasks diligently. Therefore, I have suggested the importance of self-assertion with respect to the adjustment to groups. College, Japan. His primary research interests include peer interaction, interpersonal behavior and leadership. His studies have focused on adolescence or early childhood. Recently, in addition, he published a book on childcare. He has also been concerned with adjustment to groups for returnee students or foreigners living in Japan.