Power Plays & Straight A's

Power Plays & Straight A's
  • Author : Saxon James,Eden Finley
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 314
  • Relase : 2020-06-27
  • ISBN : 9798657327090

Power Plays & Straight A's Book Review:

FOSTER: "Look out for Zach and don't hit on him."My brother's request sounds easy enough. Keep an eye out for his best friend on campus and keep my hands to myself.Easy.Even if Zach is a quintessential nerd, who I've always thought was cute, I don't have the time to think with my ... stick.There's only one stick I should be focused on this year, and that's my hockey stick. My goal once I graduate is to get an NHL contract.The last thing I need is a distraction. On or off the ice.Only, keeping to the rules is harder than I thought it would be. ZACH: People confuse me.And no one more than Foster Grant.I've barely spoken two words to him in the whole time I've known him, but the second I step foot on campus, he's impossible to shake.I can never anticipate his next move. And whenever we're together, my next move is a total mystery as well.I want to give in to him, but that might mean coming clean about something I've never been bothered about before.I'm still carrying my V-card.And I think it's time to turn it in.

Face Offs & Cheap Shots

Face Offs & Cheap Shots
  • Author : Saxon James,Eden Finley
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 302
  • Relase : 2020-10-04
  • ISBN : 9798686461130

Face Offs & Cheap Shots Book Review:

JACOBS: For the last three years, I've lived and breathed hockey with one goal: team captain. There's only one thing standing in my way.TJ Beckett. Beck is irresponsible and immature, and I've hated him since the moment we met freshman year. Yet, the coaches see something in him I obviously can't, and they refuse to choose between us. The captain spot is going to a team vote. And the team thinks that what we need are a bunch of challenges to prove our worth. Challenges that have nothing to do with hockey. Challenges that are throwing me and Beck together. And he's still as infuriating as ever. BECK: I have no idea why Christopher Jacobs hates me, and I can't say I care. I like pushing his buttons, but the guy needs to loosen up. I'm going to win these stupid challenges easily and spend my senior year as hockey king on this campus. Tormenting Jacobs at the same time will just be a bonus. Even if I'm getting confusing feelings toward him, I won't let it hold me back. When it comes to competing, I'm all in, and nothing will get between me and the W.

Goal Lines & First Times

Goal Lines & First Times
  • Author : Saxon James,Eden Finley
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 316
  • Relase : 2021-02-08
  • ISBN : 9798598666425

Goal Lines & First Times Book Review:

COHEN It turns out making out with my best friend in high school could be considered gay. Who knew? Apparently, everyone but me.Now that it's been pointed out, I can't help reliving it in my head. Repeatedly. Goodbye Denial Town, hello Confusionville.When my path leads me down the gay dating app route, I don't expect to meet anyone I like, but then I meet him.He can't be more opposite than me. He's smart, he hates hockey, and he identifies as demi-something I've never heard of.Yet I can't deny something's there. Something I want to explore in person. If only I could get him to agree. SETH All my life, I've felt broken.Sick of being asked if I could be gay by ex-girlfriends, friends, and even my parents, I join a gay dating app to prove a point.I don't expect to find what's always been missing. A real connection.The problem is, I'm too scared to meet him in person. He's a hockey player, and I fear when he finds out my twin plays for the NHL, I'll be overshadowed by my overachieving brother. Again.Worse yet, what happens if we meet and that connection isn't the same?When I tell him I'm not ready, he's disappointed but supportive. Fate, on the other hand, isn't as accepting.I had no idea the person I've been falling for is someone I already know.

99: Stories of the Game

99: Stories of the Game
  • Author : Wayne Gretzky,Kirstie McLellan Day
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2016-10-15
  • ISBN : 9780735232631

99: Stories of the Game Book Review:

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER First he rewrote the record book. Now, to mark the NHL's ninety-ninth anniversary, Wayne Gretzky has written the story of our game. In 99: Stories of the Game, Gretzky looks back on the last ninety-nine years and tells us, from his point of view, about the NHL’s most memorable moments. We already know what he means to the game. Now he shows us what the game means to him. From hockey's fierce early battles on natural ice; through its mythical golden era, where Howe, Richard, Béliveau, Hull, Orr, and Esposito defined greatness; through the unforgettable dynasties in Montreal, New York, and Edmonton and the success stories of today’s NHL, Gretzky takes us onto the ice and into the dressing room to share never-before-published stories about the great players and great characters who have inspired him. With the insight of someone who knows the incomparable thrill of lifting the Stanley Cup, as well as the agony of falling short against a bitter rival, Gretzky weaves in his own memories with the saga of the game that has meant so much to him. Warm, direct, and personal, these are accounts of friendship and rivalry, triumphs and upsets, role players and heroes. All of them great stories of the game.

Teemu Selanne

Teemu Selanne
  • Author : Ari Mennander,Teemu Selanne
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2019-11-05
  • ISBN : 9781641252805

Teemu Selanne Book Review:

A record-setting Finnish best-seller, now available for the first time in English! Teemu Selanne is unquestionably hockey royalty, having won countless accolades—including a Stanley Cup championship and four Olympic medals—during his storied career. This deep dive into the life of a unique superstar, top athlete, and family man shows that such success and longevity have not come without complex hurdles. How did a youngster from Helsinki mature into a world-class player, one of the best of all time? What kind of personal obstacles has Selanne encountered, and how did he manage the immense pressure of representing his country and striving for his sport's top prizes? Featuring never-before-told stories from Selanne's NHL years with the with the Winnipeg Jets, Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks, and Colorado Avalanche, as well as rare color photos from his personal collection, this authorized biography is an essential read for all hockey fans.

Belfry Hockey

Belfry Hockey
  • Author : Darryl Belfry,Scott Powers,Patrick Kane
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2020-11-03
  • ISBN : 9781641254908

Belfry Hockey Book Review:

"Darryl knows my game now. He knows what's going to work and what's not going to work. It's about fine-tuning it and always trying to improve.... It's an ongoing conversation about how to get better and how to pick up a little thing here or there to give yourself an advantage." —Patrick Kane, from his foreword An unmissable look at how even hockey's best find ways to get even better. Darryl Belfry is regarded as hockey's premier development coach, with clients including Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane, John Tavares, and Auston Matthews. But his highly sought-after training methods aren't only for elite NHL stars; they have helped players of all levels uncover new pathways to performance excellence. Packed with fascinating stories and valuable insight, Belfry Hockey: Strategies to Teach the World's Best Athletes details this powerful curriculum, developed over years of persistent research. It's a system that emphasizes discovering authentic identity, pinpointing translatable skill, building a personal performance matrix, and more. Not only will players learn hundreds of techniques to improve their game, but teachers—inside and outside of hockey coaching—will gain an arsenal of groundbreaking strategies to connect with their students.

Nicklas Lidstrom

Nicklas Lidstrom
  • Author : Nicklas Lidstrom,Gunnar Nordstrom,Bob Duff
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Pages : 280
  • Relase : 2019-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781641250948

Nicklas Lidstrom Book Review:

The life and career of Nicklas Lidstrom almost reads like a real-life hockey fairy tale. Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings as a 19-year-old defenseman out of his native Sweden, Lidstrom spent the next two decades manning the Motor City blueline. During those years he became a Hockeytown legend, amassing a mind-boggling collection of accomplishments and accolades: four Stanley Cups, seven Norris Trophies as the NHL's best defenseman, a Conn Smythe Trophy, 12 All-Star selections, and gold medals in both the Olympics and World Championships. Off the ice, life appears equally idyllic: Lidstrom is uniformly respected and admired by opponents, observers, and teammates alike, and he and his wife of more than 20 years have four boys who split their time between Sweden and their adopted homeland. Perhaps only one question remains unanswered about the man teammates referred to as the Perfect Human: exactly how did he do it? In Nicklas Lidstrom: The Pursuit of Perfection, the Hall of Fame defenseman and a who's-who of hockey luminaries investigate and reveal precisely how he made dominating the game he loves appear so effortless. How did an unimposing prospect catch the eye of Red Wings scouts during an era when few Swedes made it to the NHL? What was the secret to his remarkable endurance and longevity, allowing him to miss just 44 games in 20 grueling NHL seasons? And what level of preparation and study was required to transform a man who was not the biggest or fastest at his position into one of the greatest defensemen in hockey history? You'll find the answers to all of this and more in Nicklas Lidstrom: The Pursuit of Perfection

Him

Him
  • Author : Elle Kennedy,Sarina Bowen
  • Publisher : Rennie Road Books
  • Pages : 309
  • Relase : 2015-07-28
  • ISBN : 9781942444077

Him Book Review:

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher : epubli
  • Pages : 327
  • Relase : 2021-01-09
  • ISBN : 9783753145136

Nineteen Eighty-Four Book Review:

"Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel", often published as "1984", is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated. The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking. Big Brother, the leader of the Party, enjoys an intense cult of personality despite the fact that he may not even exist. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent and skillful rank-and-file worker and Outer Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters into a forbidden relationship with a colleague, Julia, and starts to remember what life was like before the Party came to power.

Game Change

Game Change
  • Author : Ken Dryden
  • Publisher : Signal Books
  • Pages : 370
  • Relase : 2017
  • ISBN : 9780771027475

Game Change Book Review:

"The story of NHLer Steve Montador, who was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) after his death in 2015, and of the remarkable evolution of hockey itself" -- adapted from jacket.

Jack

Jack
  • Author : Jack Welch,John A. Byrne
  • Publisher : Business Plus
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 2003-10-01
  • ISBN : 9780759509214

Jack Book Review:

In an anticipated book on business management for our time, Jack Welch surveys the landscape of his career running General Electric, one of the world's largest and most successful corporations. Here he reveals his philosophy and management style.

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 578
  • Relase : 2007-12-18
  • ISBN : 9780307433848

The Book Thief Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

No One Wins Alone

No One Wins Alone
  • Author : Mark Messier,Jimmy Roberts
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 242
  • Relase : 2021-10-26
  • ISBN : 9781982158156

No One Wins Alone Book Review:

INSTANT #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER​ The legendary Hall of Fame hockey player and six-time Stanley Cup champion tells his inspiring story for the first time, sharing the lessons about leadership and teamwork that defined his career. Mark Messier is one of the most accomplished athletes in the history of professional sports. He was a fierce competitor with a well-earned reputation as a winner. But few people know his real story, not only of the astonishing journey he took to making NHL history, but of the deep understanding of leadership and respect for the power of teamwork he gained. Messier tells of his early years with his tight-knit family, learning especially from his father, Doug – a hockey player, coach, and teacher. He describes what it was like entering the NHL as an eighteen-year-old with a wild side, and growing close with teammates Wayne Gretzky, Kevin Lowe, Paul Coffey, Glenn Anderson and others during their high-flying dynasty years with the Edmonton Oilers. He chronicles summers spent looking for inspiration and renewed energy on trips to exotic destinations around the world. And he recounts the highs, lows, and hard work that brought the New York Rangers to the ultimate moment for a hockey club: lifting the Stanley Cup. Throughout, Messier shares insights about success, winning cultures, and how leaders can help teams overcome challenges. Told with heart and sincerity, No One Wins Alone is about more than hockey—it’s about the deep love and gratitude that comes from a life shared with others.

Willie

Willie
  • Author : Willie O'Ree,Michael McKinley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 213
  • Relase : 2020-10-20
  • ISBN : 9780735239753

Willie Book Review:

An inspiring memoir that shows that anyone can achieve their dreams if they are willing to fight for them. In 1958, Willie O'Ree was a lot like any other player toiling in the minors. He was good. Good enough to have been signed by the Boston Bruins. Just not quite good enough to play in the NHL. Until January 18 of that year. O'Ree was finally called up, and when he stepped out onto the ice against the Montreal Canadiens, not only did he fulfil the childhood dream he shared with so many other Canadian kids, he did something that had never been done before. He broke hockey's colour barrier. Just as his hero, Jackie Robinson, had done for baseball. In that pioneering first NHL game, O'Ree proved that no one could stop him from being a hockey player. But he soon learned that he could never be just a hockey player. He would always be a black player, with all that entails. There were ugly name-calling and stick-swinging incidents, and nights when the Bruins had to be escorted to their bus by the police. But O'Ree never backed down. When he retired in 1979, he had played hundreds of games as a pro, and scored hundreds of goals, his boyhood dreams more than accomplished. In 2018, O'Ree was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in recognition not only of that legacy, but of the way he has built on it in the decades since. He has been, for twenty years now, an NHL Executive and has helped the NHL Diversity program expose more than 40,000 boys and girls of diverse backgrounds to unique hockey experiences. Inspiring, frank, and shot through with the kind of understated courage and decency required to change the world, Willie is a story for anyone willing to persevere for a dream.

Control Freak

Control Freak
  • Author : Cliff Bleszinski
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2022-11-01
  • ISBN : 9781982149161

Control Freak Book Review:

The designer of Unreal and Gears of War offers an eye-opening personal account of the video game industry as it grew from niche hobby to hundred-billion-dollar enterprise. Video games are dominating the planet. In 2020, they brought in $180 billion dollars globally—nearly $34 billion in the United States alone. So who are the brilliant designers who create these stunning virtual worlds? Cliff Bleszinski—or CliffyB as he is known to gamers—is one of the few who’ve reached mythical, rock star status. In Control Freak, he gives an unvarnished, all-access tour of the business. Toiling away in his bedroom, Bleszinski created and shipped his first game before graduating high school, and at just seventeen joined a fledgling company called Epic Games. He describes the grueling hours, obscene amounts of Mountain Dew and obsessive focus necessary to achieve his singular creative visions. He details Epic’s rise to industry leader, thanks largely to his work on bestselling franchises Unreal and Gears of War (and, later, his input on a little game called Fortnite), as well as his own awkward ascent from shy, acne-riddled introvert to sports car-driving celebrity rubbing shoulders with Bill Gates. As he writes, “No one is weirder than a nerd with money.” While the book is laced with such self-deprecating humor, Bleszinski also bluntly addresses the challenges that have long-faced the gaming community, including sexism and a lack of representation among both designers and the characters they create. Control Freak is a hilarious, thoughtful, and inspiring memoir. Even if you don’t play games, you’ll walk away from this book recognizing them as a true art form and appreciating the genius of their creators.

Introduction to Probability

Introduction to Probability
  • Author : Joseph K. Blitzstein,Jessica Hwang
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 599
  • Relase : 2014-07-24
  • ISBN : 9781498759762

Introduction to Probability Book Review:

Developed from celebrated Harvard statistics lectures, Introduction to Probability provides essential language and tools for understanding statistics, randomness, and uncertainty. The book explores a wide variety of applications and examples, ranging from coincidences and paradoxes to Google PageRank and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). Additional

The Emo and the Jock

The Emo and the Jock
  • Author : N. Phillips
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 286
  • Relase : 2013-06
  • ISBN : 1614957371

The Emo and the Jock Book Review:

Evan Harris and Cole Morgan couldn't be more different. Evan is a lonely, abused emo who longs for a better life, while Cole is the popular quarterback of his high school's football team. Unbeknownst to Evan, Cole is gay and has had crush on him for years. However, Evan wants nothing more than to graduate and leave his current life behind him. Then, his teacher gives him a second chance in the form of a tutor, who just so happens to be Cole Morgan. Cole and Evan quickly grow close. Little do they know Charlie, Cole's jealous ex-boyfriend, is spending his time scheming to break up the happy couple. Stalking and watching Cole's every move, he wants nothing more than to have the jock as his again, whatever the price.

A Great Game

A Great Game
  • Author : Stephen Harper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2013-11-05
  • ISBN : 9781476716534

A Great Game Book Review:

Surveys the tumultuous history of hockey in Toronto in the early years of the past century, as professional teams began to replace dedicated amateurs at the highest levels of the sport, and examines sports professionalism in Canada.

Frat Wars

Frat Wars
  • Author : Saxon James
  • Publisher : May Books
  • Pages : 276
  • Relase : 2021-10-25
  • ISBN : 1922741000

Frat Wars Book Review:

We're basically Romeo and Juliet. But dudes. And without all the dying. ChadBeing VP of Sigma Beta Psi is wild. I get all the benefits of being in charge with hardly any of the responsibility.Parties, pranks, and frat politics-college life has never been sweeter.Until I meet Bailey Prince.He has the face of a goddamn angel. I don't know where he came from or why I'm so obsessed.But I do know he's a Kappa.And our houses have a rivalry that's written into legend.BaileyAt Rho Kappa Tau, I'm a legacy.It's a lot of pressure, but I've always been responsible, never had that rebellious need to rock the boat, and I like it that way.But after a party at Sigma-the jock frat-I meet Chad Doomsen, and for the first time in my life I want to step outside my square.Our houses have always had a rivalry, but some of the guys seem to hate Chad specifically, and I don't know why.He's surprisingly sweet and kind. At least to me.I need to stay away. A relationship with Chad would be betraying the very legacy that brought me here.But I can't help myself. And it seems, neither can he.Frat Wars is a romance between MCs from rival houses. It has friendly competitions, no hazing, and a swoony romance kept secret.

The Game

The Game
  • Author : Ken Dryden
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 209
  • Relase : 2009-12-10
  • ISBN : 0470739347

The Game Book Review:

Widely acknowledged as the best hockey book ever written and lauded by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 10 Sports Books of All Time, The Game is a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Intelligent and insightful, former Montreal Canadiens goalie and former President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ken Dryden captures the essence of the sport and what it means to all hockey fans. He gives us vivid and affectionate portraits of the characters — Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, Guy Lapointe, Serge Savard, and coach Scotty Bowman among them — that made the Canadiens of the 1970s one of the greatest hockey teams in history. But beyond that, Dryden reflects on life on the road, in the spotlight, and on the ice, offering up a rare inside look at the game of hockey and an incredible personal memoir. This commemorative edition marks the 20th anniversary of The Game's original publication. It includes black and white photography from the Hockey Hall of Fame and a new chapter from the author. Take a journey to the heart and soul of the game with this timeless hockey classic.