The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

from his pain. He took hold of her by the hand and began showing her the three-strided slides of the tango. ... an outfit called the Art Shanky Orchestra, a troupe of pinstripesuited musicians, were playing their hearts out.

Author: Oscar Hijuelos

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 9780795337604

Category: Fiction

Page: 537

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Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestseller: A “lush, tipsy, all-night mambo of a novel about Cuban musicians in strange places like New York City” (People). Brothers Nestor and Cesar Camillo arrive from Cuba in 1949 with dreams of becoming famous mambo musicians. This memorable novel traces the arc of the two brothers’ lives—one charismatic and macho, the other soulful and sensitive—from Havana to New York, from East Coast clubs and dance halls to the heights of musical fame. The basis for a popular film, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love “tells of the triumphs and tragedies that befall two men blessed with gigantic appetites and profoundly melancholic hearts. . . . Hijuelos has depicted a world as enchanting as that in Garcia Marquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera” (Publishers Weekly). “Rich and provocative . . . a moving portrait of a man, his family, a community and a time.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times


Cornerback Corey Graham, who played a key role in the Ravens' injury—plagued secondary, bats a touchdown pass ... They played their hearts out, like they always do, finding a way to win a very tough football game the way we did.

Author: Landmark News Service

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781623682712

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 830


This commemorative book on the Super Bowl XLVII champions provides a visual look at the winning team's road to championship glory. Through unique words and images, this celebratory book takes readers from training camp and the exciting regular season to the playoffs and Super Bowl triumph. Including nearly 100 color photographs and profiles of star players and the head coach, this keepsake book is an essential part of any fan's collection.

Winning at All Costs

A big team, with nothing left to play for, is playing a small team in relegation trouble. Over the years, the small teams ... Yet Gaucci, the Perugia president, threatened his players with the sack if they didn't play their hearts out.

Author: John Foot

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781568586526

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 624

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The 2006 World Cup final between Italy and France was a down-and-dirty game, marred by French superstar Zidane's head-butting of Italian defender Materazzi. But viewers were also exposed to the poetry, force, and excellence of the Italian game; as operatic as Verdi and as cunning as Machiavelli, it seemed to open a window into the Italian soul. John Foot's epic history shows what makes Italian soccer so unique. Mixing serious analysis and comic storytelling, Foot describes its humble origins in northern Italy in the 1890s to its present day incarnation where soccer is the national civic religion. A story that is reminiscent of Gangs of New York and A Clockwork Orange, Foot shows how the Italian game -- like its political culture -- has been overshadowed by big business, violence, conspiracy, and tragedy, how demagogues like Benito Mussolini and Silvio Berlusconi have used the game to further their own political ambitions. But Winning at All Costs also celebrates the sweet moments -- the four World Cup victories, the success of Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, the role soccer played in the resistance to Nazism, and the great managers and players who show that Italian soccer is as irresistible as Italy itself.

Shay Given

sides you could see the depth of his skills. He was a warm, friendly character, always laughing and joking with the players. He made them want to go out and play their hearts out for him – he was able to get the best out of every player ...

Author: Natasha Mac a'Bháird

Publisher: The O'Brien Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781788492997

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 392


The inspiration behind many of Ireland's greatest days, Shay Given earned 134 caps for his country and played in goal for Ireland for 20 years! From the time he was a young boy playing football with his brothers in the front garden of their Donegal home, Shay Given dreamed of football glory. Leaving home at just sixteen to join Celtic, Shay had to face many challenges on the road to becoming a world-class goalkeeper. He went on to play for top clubs like Newcastle United and Manchester City, played in the Champions League, and was the last line of defence for Ireland at the World Cup and the European Championships. The inspirational life story of the Republic of Ireland’s longest-serving player.

And There I Was Volume VIII

As I watched them play, I glimpsed out ofthe corner of my eye a bank guard standing silently in the shadows behind me. His job, apparently, was to ... The boys played their hearts out and held nothing back.They stumbled, fell, and slid ...

Author: DH Koester

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478710165

Category: Travel

Page: 285

View: 249


The eight journey of nine in the And There I Was series-Ethiopia, cradle of all mankind-took place in 2004. Come along and recount the incredible history of a country older than time itself-a country of orphaned children steeped in Christianity. Trek the Simiens, a geological creation that surpasses even the imagination of God, where the lion-like baboon presides. Travel to an island monastery on Lake Tana where the Arc of the Covenant once resided and hold council with a priest who has spent his entire life studying the origins and meaning of Christianity-a man perhaps more knowledgeable than any other who serves as custodian of an underground vault of parchment texts predating Christ. Witness local women performing the world's most seductive dance, the Iskista, and see incredible churches hewn out of the earth's bedrock in Lalibela, the Jerusalem of Africa. Meet the children of Ethiopia and have them guide you by the hand to the headwaters of the Nile. Share sugar cane and song with the raincloud Dorze people and roam the shores and waters of Lake Chomo amongst the largest crocodiles in the world. Chew "qat," sample "tej" or honey wine, the nectar of the Gods and gorge on "injera" made from the national grain, "teff."

Fat Girls and Lawn Chairs

There was way too much controversy involved for someone as ambivalent as I was to choose that path. ... The score, however, is beside the point: they got out there, they played their hearts out, and in the second half they pulled their ...

Author: Cheryl Peck

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780759509856

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Naughty cats, quirky family members, and experiences as a large gay woman in the heartland of America: Cheryl Peck has a potpourri of poignant -- and laugh-out-loud hilarious -- stories to tell about growing up, love, and loss. With self-deprecating humor and compassionate insight, she remembers the time she hit her baby sister in the head with a rock, how her father taught her to swim by throwing her into deep water, and the day when -- while weighing in at 300 pounds -- she became an inspirational goddess at her local gym. Filled with universal stories about a daughter's love for her parents and the eternal quest for finding meaning in it all, this book reveals many seemingly unremarkable moments that make up a life -- the weighty events that, like fat girls sitting on lawn chairs, just won't let go.

Play It Again Sam

These former Jeff standouts were all either starring for college teams, or for pro teams such as the Brooklyn Jewels. The Alumni got off to a fast start and were ... “Our kids never gave up; they scrapped and played their hearts out.

Author: Stan Friedland

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781413444407

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 808


Sam Schoenfeld was a basketball wizard! He was one of the most outstanding basketball players of his generation, and was compared favorably to Nat Holman, who was considered the very best. He became one of the top high school basketball coaches in New York City history, and then went on to become one of the best college basketball officials as well. This book details the unlimited passion that Sam had for the game of basketball and of his impressive contributions and achievements in it. The reader is taken along for an exciting ride through the short but full life of an extraordinary man!

Hand Me Down Dream Essay

ABOUT THE AUTHOR George Dohrmann is the author of Play Their Hearts Out. He is a senior writer at Sports Illustrated and the magazine's investigative reporter. In 2000, while working at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, he won a Pulitzer ...

Author: George Dohrmann

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345530127

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 36

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In this eBook exclusive essay, Pulitzer Prize–winning sports journalist George Dohrmann follows a father and son separated by prison bars—but bonded by their pursuit of basketball glory. The dream of playing big-time basketball never came true for Bruce Nelson, so he passed it on to his son Roberto. His every waking moment as a father was devoted to securing Roberto a Division I scholarship. Oftentimes he worried that his son’s lack of competitive fire might put that dream in jeopardy—when in fact it was Bruce’s own actions that would do so. When Bruce is forced to monitor Roberto’s progress from behind penitentiary walls, his influence recedes—and so too does Roberto’s commitment to the aspirations they once shared. In a story that combines deep insight into family relationships with the deft storytelling that distinguished his award-winning Play Their Hearts Out, George Dohrmann follows Roberto as he addresses his life’s most difficult decisions in the absence of his best friend and most constant companion. In doing so, Dohrmann sheds new light on the larger story of basketball dreams and the pressures they place on young athletes. Includes an excerpt from George Dohrmann’s Play Their Hearts Out, winner of the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting and the Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Youth Sports. Praise for Play Their Hearts Out “Often heartbreaking, always riveting.”—The New York Times Book Review “Tremendous.”—The Plain Dealer “Indispensable.”—The Wall Street Journal “A tour de force of reporting, filled with deft storytelling and vivid character studies.”—The Washington Post “One of the finest sports books of all time.”—Harper’s Magazine “Amazing stuff . . . the Friday Night Lights of youth basketball.”—Leigh Montville, author of The Big Bam “A landmark achievement in basketball journalism.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) NAMED ONE OF THE BEST SPORTS BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE LOS ANGELES TIMES • THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR • KIRKUS REVIEWS

Last Lizard and the Language of the Great Pyramid

One of the musicians yelled, “oh play dat thing.” An uptempo beat was struck and Reunion Blues got transformed into Reunion Stomp. They moved down their rows towards the center aisle, playing their hearts out.

Author: Anton Winsor Lignell

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469106236

Category: History

Page: 279

View: 813


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Play Calling

While there would be other, more dramatic events this year, he couldn't think of one that was more important. He had to do it right. He owed it to the guys who had played their hearts out but just couldn't quite cut it.

Author: Kate Donovan

Publisher: Beyond The Page

ISBN: 9781940846989

Category: Fiction

Page: 169

View: 658


Fans of football romance will love this new book in the Play Makers series by Kate Donovan! Daniel Riga, the controversial head coach of the Portland Lancers, has the same rule for press conferences as for anything else during football season: football only. The man doesn’t even date except in the off-season. So why are these reporters asking about some sociologist who inexplicably called him a zombie in her latest newspaper column? On the Lifestyles page, no less! Noelle Sharpe is mortified that her words have been taken out of context, since her tongue-in-cheek point was that zombies focus on a single obsession—eating brains—but a brilliant, vibrant man like Daniel Riga should broaden his horizons past football-only. Her attempt at apologizing in print only leads to another round of jokes at the handsome coach’s expense, so she tracks him down for an in-person apology. As frustrated as he is with this zombie nonsense, Daniel goes wild for Noelle and they end up in bed. Unfortunately, it’s football season, so he asks her to wait for him until the off-season. By now, she’s so crazy about him, and so worried she’ll cost the Lancers their season by distracting him, she readily agrees. Zombies consume brains. That’s all they do. And Daniel Riga consumes football. That’s all he does. Or at least until Noelle Sharpe writes her way into his life and gives football some serious competition. Praise for Play Date: “Sean and Tess’s story pulled me in right from the start and had me flying through the pages in search of what I hoped to be a very steamy happily ever after . . . and I am happy to report I found that . . . and so much more!!” —Reds Romance Reviews