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Match Pointe
Author: Indigo Bloome
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0732299888
Pages: 448
Year: 2017-01-17
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When passion turns into dangerous obsession, there are no limits in the pursuit of victory ... The sizzling new erotic romance from the internationally bestselling author of Destined to Play. Eloise Lawrance, a beautiful and dedicated ballerina, is on the cusp of achieving her dreams when her career is abruptly left in tatters. Enigmatic gambling tycoon Caesar King approaches her with an alluring proposition she can't refuse - to dance as inspiration for the top-ranked men's tennis player for two years. Cleverly manipulated by the ruthless Caesar, she is plunged into a world of supreme athleticism where dominance prevails and winning dictates absolute power on the court - and in the bedroom. Soon she is embroiled in a darkly intoxicating relationship with Stephan Nordstrom, tennis's reigning champion, but with each grand slam comes the possibility of a new number one. As the top players go head to head in an on-court battle for the ultimate off-court prize, not even Caesar can predict who will reign supreme.
Match Pointe
Author: Amélie S. Duncan
Publisher: Amélie S. Duncan
ISBN: 1978010915
Pages: 256
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My whole life I've been driven by my mother to be one of the greatest ballerinas that the New York City Ballet has ever seen. She kept me in a glass viewing case, not meant to be handled or touched. But once I remove my pointe shoes, I yearn for independence, escape, and the freedom just to be me...and to have him, Tyler Wilson. Tyler may be the star striker for New York FC and a serial womanizer, but underneath his frivolous bravado, I see the real Tyler - the kind, protective man I've known since childhood. Though he still sees me as a fragile, an untouchable princess. Now we're kind of working together, I feel the crack of electric, sexual tension in the air with each glance shared and I have my chance. I will show Tyler I'm not just a ballerina in a box, and together, we will defy everyone and break the rules. But we can never, ever be caught.
Annual Report of the Secretary of War
Author: United States. War Department
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Year: 1884
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Up to This Pointe
Author: Jennifer Longo
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0553537695
Pages: 352
Year: 2016-01-19
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Harper had a plan. It went south. Hand this utterly unique contemporary YA to anyone who loves ballet or is a little too wrapped up in their Plan A. (It's okay to fail, people!) Harper Scott is a dancer. She and her best friend, Kate, have one goal: becoming professional ballerinas. And Harper won’t let anything—or anyone—get in the way of The Plan, not even the boy she and Kate are both drawn to. Harper is a Scott. She’s related to Robert Falcon Scott, the explorer who died racing Amundsen and Shackleton to the South Pole. Amundsen won because he had a plan, and Harper has always followed his model. So when Harper’s life takes an unexpected turn, she finagles (read: lies) her way to the icy dark of McMurdo Station . . . in Antarctica. Extreme, but somehow fitting—apparently she has always been in the dark, dancing on ice this whole time. And no one warned her. Not her family, not her best friend, not even the boy who has somehow found a way into her heart. It will take a visit from Shackleton's ghost--the explorer who didn't make it to the South Pole, but who got all of his men out alive--to teach Harper that success isn't always what's important, sometimes it's more important to learn how to fail successfully. A Kids' Indie Next List Selection "Longo makes Harper a standout character of fire, commitment, and sass." —The Bulletin, Starred Review "A stunning love letter to ballet and San Francisco, Jennifer Longo's (Six Feet Over It) quirky sophomore novel, Up to This Pointe, is the perfect meld of adorable and heart-wrenching." —Shelf Awareness, Starred Review "One of the most breathtaking explorations of navigating heartbreak that I've ever read. This is one for the ages." —Martha Brockenbrough, author of The Game of Love and Death "Longo's book brings the reader intimately into Harper's heartbreak and healing in a way that will speak to readers of all ages." —Anna Eklund, University Book Store, Seattle, WA "Incisively written. Longo makes it easy to commiserate with Harper as she tries to move past disappointment and envision a new path forward." —Publishers Weekly "A moving love letter to dance, dreams, and San Francisco." —Kirkus Reviews "Harper is a well-developed, relatable character. Her inner monologue is witty and dominates most of the novel, giving a unique perspective. . . . A recommended read for determined teens with an interest in following and exploring their dreams." —School Library Journal "Harper’s temporary Antarctic life is evoked with as much vivid, fascinating detail as her 'second home,' the ballet studio. . . . An affecting, memorable examination of disappointment and loss." —The Horn Book Review "Longo's fabulous depiction of McMurdo and the winter residents captures the beauty, humor, and danger of such an isolated existence. An adventure story with lots of heart." —Booklist From the Hardcover edition.
Carlisle vs. Army
Author: Lars Anderson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588366987
Pages: 368
Year: 2008-08-12
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A stunning work of narrative nonfiction, Carlisle vs. Army recounts the fateful 1912 gridiron clash that pitted one of America’s finest athletes, Jim Thorpe, against the man who would become one of the nation’s greatest heroes, Dwight D. Eisenhower. But beyond telling the tale of this momentous event, Lars Anderson also reveals the broader social and historical context of the match, lending it his unique perspectives on sports and culture at the dawn of the twentieth century. This story begins with the infamous massacre of the Sioux at Wounded Knee, in 1890, then moves to rural Pennsylvania and the Carlisle Indian School, an institution designed to “elevate” Indians by uprooting their youths and immersing them in the white man’s ways. Foremost among those ways was the burgeoning sport of football. In 1903 came the man who would mold the Carlisle Indians into a juggernaut: Glenn “Pop” Warner, the son of a former Union Army captain. Guided by Warner, a tireless innovator and skilled manager, the Carlisle eleven barnstormed the country, using superior team speed, disciplined play, and tactical mastery to humiliate such traditional powerhouses as Harvard, Yale, Michigan, and Wisconsin–and to, along the way, lay waste American prejudices against Indians. When a troubled young Sac and Fox Indian from Oklahoma named Jim Thorpe arrived at Carlisle, Warner sensed that he was in the presence of greatness. While still in his teens, Thorpe dazzled his opponents and gained fans across the nation. In 1912 the coach and the Carlisle team could feel the national championship within their grasp. Among the obstacles in Carlisle’s path to dominance were the Cadets of Army, led by a hardnosed Kansan back named Dwight Eisenhower. In Thorpe, Eisenhower saw a legitimate target; knocking the Carlisle great out of the game would bring glory both to the Cadets and to Eisenhower. The symbolism of this matchup was lost on neither Carlisle’s footballers nor on Indians across the country who followed their exploits. Less than a quarter century after Wounded Knee, the Indians would confront, on the playing field, an emblem of the very institution that had slaughtered their ancestors on the field of battle and, in defeating them, possibly regain a measure of lost honor. Filled with colorful period detail and fascinating insights into American history and popular culture, Carlisle vs. Army gives a thrilling, authoritative account of the events of an epic afternoon whose reverberations would be felt for generations. "Carlisle vs. Army is about football the way that The Natural is about baseball.” –Jeremy Schaap, author of I From the Hardcover edition.
Girl on Pointe
Author: Chloe Lukasiak
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1681199173
Pages: 224
Year: 2018-01-23
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Chloe Lukasiak is a big believer that things happen for a reason. She knows that life would be easier without disappointments, bullying, and medical issues-but sometimes it takes challenges to inspire you to achieve big things. From her status as fan favorite on the hit reality television show Dance Moms through her life as a social media star with millions of fans, Chloe has found that self-acceptance and kindness are the key to getting over the rough spots in life and realizing your passions. This full-color, heavily designed book featuring never-before-seen photos, inspirational quotes, and Chloe's own doodles and poetry offers exclusive insight into Chloe's world as well as a message that will inspire all readers to be their very best selves.
Match Made
Author: Amélie S. Duncan
Publisher: Amélie S. Duncan
ISBN: 8826056803
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Turning Pointe
Author: Katherine Locke
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 1426899777
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Year: 2015-04-10
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Zedekiah Harrow is Alyona Miller's other half—the Z to her A, her rock in the chaotic, competitive world of professional ballet. He's the one person who can talk her anxiety away, the one person she knows will never judge her. That she's starting to think about him as more than a best friend is something new entirely. Aly is Zed's everything, but their "just friends" label is beginning to chafe. When the company embarks on a month-long European tour, the magic of Amsterdam and a nearly indecent pas de deux routine combine, making their chemistry—both on and off the stage—impossible to ignore. But just as Aly and Zed begin to see what everyone else already knows, just when they've taken the leap from friends to lovers, the unthinkable happens. And in the blink of an eye, Aly and Zed are tossed back to the beginning… 19,000 words
Confessions of a Plagiarist
Author: Kevin Kopelson
Publisher: Counterpath
ISBN: 1933996307
Pages: 224
Year: 2012
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Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. In college, Kevin Kopelson passed off a paper by his older brother Robert as his own. In graduate school, he plagiarized nearly an entire article from a respected scholar, and then later, having met her and been asked if he would send something for her to read, sent that essay he had plagiarized from her work. This is not to mention the many instances in which he quoted others extensively, not passing their work off as his own, but substituting it for his own words when his words were what were called for. Until recently, such plagiarisms and thefts had been his most shameful secret, shared only with a trusted few. But then Kopelson—now an English professor and the author of a number of respected books, most recently 2007's Sedaris—wrote an essay entitled "My Cortez," which was published in the London Review of Books in 2008. It was a satirical literary confession, an exploration of Kopelson's personal and professional life via his various acts of plagiarism. From that jumping off point and exploring also his other vices, CONFESSIONS OF A PLAGIARIST is the compelling and clever retelling (not to mention renovation) of Kopelson's life, one transgression at a time.
The Queer Afterlife of Vaslav Nijinsky
Author: Kevin Kopelson
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804729492
Pages: 224
Year: 1997
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This is three books in one: an impressionistic account (based on the aestheticism of Walter Pater) of the dancer's homoerotic career, a deconstructive analysis of his gay male reception (drawn from the semiotics of Roland Barthes), and an exploration of the limitations of that analysis.
Punt, Pass & Point!
Author: Nancy R. Thatch
Publisher:
ISBN: 0933849397
Pages: 29
Year: 1992
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When Amy, the only girl and star player on her school's football team, breaks her arm, her parents insist that she give up football and take up ballet instead.
Dinosailors
Author: Deb Lund, Howard Fine
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0152046097
Pages: 32
Year: 2003
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After spending time sailing, some seasick dinosaurs decide they have had enough of the high seas.
Whiskers & Tails
Author: Rosie Winget
Publisher:
ISBN: 168052013X
Pages: 16
Year: 2015-07-01
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Look, look, baby, at all of the whiskers & tails! There are so many kinds of animals to point 'n' match! Wild animals, farm animals, and sea creatures too! Can you find all the things that match?
Setting Off Sparks
Author: Jennifer Bernard
Publisher: Jennifer Bernard via PublishDrive
ISBN: 194594420X
Pages: 313
Year: 2017-09-26
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USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard returns to the town readers are falling in love with... In one fiery moment, Finn Abrams went from cocksure firefighter to scarred survivor. Now all he wants is to put his life together again, get back on a hotshot crew, and figure out exactly what happened to him during the Big Canyon burnover. He never expected to be knocked off his feet by a gorgeous, no-nonsense stranger to Jupiter Point—the one woman who seems completely immune to his famous charm. Coolly practical, Lisa Peretti knows she won’t be in Jupiter Point for long. As an ER nurse in Houston, she helped a friend escape a dangerous situation. Now she’s hiding out in the little town, determined to keep a low profile. The last thing she needs is attention, especially in the form of the tabloid-starring, actress-dating, too-sexy-for-his-own-good Finn Abrams. Still, Lisa can’t resist someone who needs her help. As long as she can keep her distance, working with the local hero as he recovers from his burns should be no problem, right? Wrong. When danger follows Lisa to Jupiter Point, she's startled to find Finn ready, willing, and more than able to come to her rescue. Add to that a meddling movie crew, some kindhearted locals, and her own unruly heart, and Lisa quickly loses any shot at keeping her feelings under cover. Fire season in Jupiter Point is always smokin' hot...but this time it’s going to be Setting Off Sparks.
Forest and Stream
Author: Charles Hallock, William A. Bruette
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Year: 1903
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