In this gripping, cinematic narrative, Chris Ballard tells the story of the team and its coach, Lynn Sweet: a hippie, dreamer, and intellectual who arrived in Macon in 1966, bringing progressive ideas to a town stuck in the Eisenhower era.
Author: Chris Ballard
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Sports & Recreation
"One Shot at Forever is powerful, inspirational. . . . This isn't merely a book about baseball. It's a book about heart." --Jeff Pearlman, New York Times bestselling author of Boys Will Be Boys and The Bad Guys Won In 1971, a small-town high school baseball team from rural Illinois, playing with hand-me-down uniforms and peace signs on their hats, defied convention and the odds. Led by an English teacher with no coaching experience, the Macon Ironmen emerged from a field of 370 teams to represent the smallest school in Illinois history to make the state final, a distinction that still stands. There the Ironmen would play against a Chicago powerhouse in a dramatic game that would change their lives forever. In this gripping, cinematic narrative, Chris Ballard tells the story of the team and its coach, Lynn Sweet: a hippie, dreamer, and intellectual who arrived in Macon in 1966, bringing progressive ideas to a town stuck in the Eisenhower era. Beloved by students but not administration, Sweet reluctantly took over the ragtag team, intent on teaching the boys as much about life as baseball. Together they embarked on an improbable postseason run that buoyed a small town in desperate need of something to celebrate. Engaging and poignant, One Shot at Forever is a testament to the power of high school sports to shape the lives of those who play them, and it reminds us that there are few bonds more sacred than that among a coach, a team, and a town. "Macon's run at the title reminds us why sports matter and why sportswriting has such great power to inspire. . . . [It's] one hell of a good story, and Ballard has written one hell of a good book." --Jonathan Eig, Chicago Tribune
Do you want to take a chance on getting pregnant at sixteen ? ... But if I don't , you
come on back here one summer and we'll both be old enough then . Will you be
my first ... No one shot at your truck , or tried to run you off the road ? ” “ No , it ...
Author: Catherine Coulter
Forever Yours by Barbara Delinsky\Catherine Coulter\Linda Howard released on May 23, 1997 is available now for purchase.
They would get one shot at this , so there was no room for error . Flynn slung his
gun over his shoulder and fitted his night - vision goggles in place . The
helicopter dipped as the pilot fought a sudden downdraft . Flynn slid to the open
Author: Ingrid Weaver
Publisher: Harlequin Books
Seven Days To Forever by Ingrid Weaver released on Mar 25, 2003 is available now for purchase.
He was angry at his own stupidity . " I almost lost everything ... No one , Uncle .
The manager is in his wing ... He was alive , though a dark stream was beginning
to run from his mouth , for the shot had pierced his lungs . With a superhuman ...
People turned to one another and shook hands , laughed and slapped shoulders
heartily . Eighteen missiles were racing ... Fifteen shot down by Ellay first - line
interceptors , three shot down by Ellay second - line interceptors . Extensive blast
Author: James E. Gunn
Now in Paperback! The Road to Science Fiction is a six-volume anthology that covers the development of this genre from its earliest prototypes to the current day. Created originally to provide anthologies for use in classrooms in the late 1970s, these volumes became mass-market sellers. Between an ancient Roman's trip to the moon and the fantastic tales of H.G. Wells lies a journey through time and space and an awesome evolution in scientific thinking. From Gilgamesh's search for immortality to Edgar Allan Poe's balloon trip in the year 2848 these and other key works are gathered together for the first time in one anthology, complete with revealing commentary on the authors, their eras, and the role each played in establishing what we today recognize as science fiction. Volume 4 From Here to Forever covers the period from 1950-1992, illustrating how science fiction can be as concerned with language and character as much as traditional fiction and anything in the mainstream. Includes stories by Jorge Luis Borges, Richard Matheson, C. M. Kornbluth, Jack Vance, and Pamela Zoline.
Aside from the fact that a man who injures a brother hunter will forever be an
outcast among the deer - hunting clan , it is no ... No one enjoys the lift of a good shot of Old Grandad after a hard day's hunt more than the author , but not to such
He took the little rifle and shot at us one day as we ran through the brush , fleeing
for our lives . Soon the state ... Fifteen years after the morning the sun went down forever , we buried Daddy next to Mom and Jerry . CHAPTER NINE WA - LOW ...
Author: Darryl Babe Wilson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The compelling autobiography of a California Indian man who grew up with one foot in the Indian world of myth and custom, and the other foot in a modern, Western world
One Finn, a local marksman, shot down in one day forty-eight Russians with fifty- one shots. The Finns were, however, caught napping in one respect. They had
believed the 700-mile frontier between Finland and Russian Karelia safe
00 , maybe slightly more at today ' s inflationary prices . According to the
humorous list of one author , we have enough potassium in us for one weak shot from a toy pistol , enough fat to make seven bars of soap ( though some of you
surprise and when he came back to Susan , her eyes were twinkling — that was
good at least . She ' d seemed to have difficulty ... He and Susan rose as one to
block the other ' s shot at the same time . The next minute he felt wind by his ear ...
Author: Debra Clopton
Publisher: Steeple Hill
Mule Hollow, Texas, is chock-full of handsome cowboys ready to say "I do." So veterinarian Susan Worth moves in, dreaming of meeting Mr. Right. He's most certainly not the gorgeous rescue worker blazing through town on a motorcycle.
Hence , if Guynemer really was shot down in combat , and if Wissemann was in
truth his executioner , the latter probably died in ... At the time of his
disappearance there was but one other aviator - - - Baron Manfred von
Richthofen , the Red Knight of Germany ... It was this pure temerity that explains
why he was shot down seven times himself and wounded twice before
mysteriously going down forever .
short time, a nice 5x5 came busting out of the woods and ran into the trees
beneath me. ... Fortunately, he made a stop in an opening and one shot from my
Remington .30-06 Woodsmaster Model 742 added him forever to my collection of
Author: Monte Burch
Publisher: North Amer Hunting Club
This book is a collection of true stories about hunting whitetails, black bears, grizzlies, caribou, bighorn, and a cougar.
and his demons down forever . We read of this tremendous ... But stop for a
minute and think over the communique that tells of so much enemy shipping
destroyed while we had only one fighter plane shot down . What does it really
hull a whole quarry of marble shot , each ball one hundred and fifty pouz They
knocked three port - holes into one . ... That instant his head blew by me like a
bursting Paixhan shot , and the flag of Ned Knowles himself 12 hauled down forever .
The volley of fire continued from the regulars , and Ashley recoiled . Some of the
colonists fell back a few feet to reload . She saw one at the edge of the battle
reload and fire , and then a shot from the British regulars hit his gun barrel and
Author: Lori Copeland
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
Transported back in time to revolutionary America, Ashley Wheeler is suddenly labeled a Tory spy, and is soon the object of fascination for Dr. Aaron Kenneman, a steely-eyed man who is determined to find out what she knows. Original.
The planes leveled off at just a few yards above the ground and headed toward
us . Again they shot at us . I felt mother's hand on my head . ... The train jerked
again , stopped , and listed to one side . There was a moment of dead silence ,
Author: Amy George
Publisher: Harvest House Pub
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Amy was a baby when the Soviet secret police condemned her father to Siberia. During World War II she witnessed firsthand the horrors of Hitler's Germany, yet also saw evidence that God's grace was at work long before she knew Him.
can call the privilege of shooting at another , and being shot at himself ,
satisfaction , is to me inexplainable . ... the question , they would each and all say
that there is precious little satisfaction in having a leaden bullet unceremoniously
portruded in any one of them . ... Because , says the world , if you do not fight , I'll
brand you as a coward , and you'll be a mark for the finger of scorn to point at forever .
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of LordsPublish On: 1978
Committees with English MPs so that they I have taken it from a weekly ... and
Scotland , called the Northern Scot and likely , if not shot down forever , to cause
presumably it had the approval of the damage . ... Misunderstandings of this in
the Cross - Bencher column is correct , kind would then be less likely to occur . one of ...
1 "There must be more than one western town named Durango," said Silver, "but
when we get there, we'll look around. Can't be more than a ... You can't drift from
pillar to post, shooting and being shot at forever." "For Dios," El Lobo said, "what ...
Author: Ralph Compton
Wes Stone gallops to Colorado with guns ablaze to stop a dangerous band of mercenaries from robbing the gold from four U.S. mints, in the third novel in the series that began with The Border Empire. Original.