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Terry Fox
Leslie Scrivener
0771080190
Sept 2000
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Terry Fox, the one-legged runner from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, made an indelible impression upon people across Canada and around the world. An outstanding athlete with a stubborn and competitive spirit, he lost his leg to cancer at 19, but said “nobody is ever going to call me a quitter.”

On April 12, 1980, Terry Fox set out from St. John’s, Newfoundland to begin the run across Canada that he named the Marathon of Hope. His ambition was to raise a million dollars for cancer research. It wasn’t easy. Initial support from communities varied from terrific to nothing at all. His prosthetic leg was painful to run on, and there were always traffic and extreme weather conditions to deal with. But, by the time he reached Ontario – a journey of more than 3,000 kilometres –...


Terry: Terry Fox and His Marathon of Hope
Douglas Coupland
1553651529
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
In 1980, Terry Fox set out to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research — despite having lost one leg to the disease. His goal was to raise $1 from every Canadian to help find a cure, and some combination of passion, idealism, and sheer guts led to the impossible notion that he would do this on one good leg and a prosthesis. Beginning in Newfoundland on April 12, 1980, he ran 26 miles each day for 143 consecutive days. But on September 1, the return of his cancer forced him to stop in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He died ten months later, but by then his dream had been realized: over $24 million had been collected in his name. Created to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of his journey, this biography combines over 80 new photographs from a previously unknown family collection with a very personal episodic...


It's Only a Game
Terry Bradshaw
0743417291
August 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Bradshaw, former quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers and now a television commentator, is funny, honest and apparently without airs. In this book, written with Fisher (The Umpire Strikes Back; Gracie), he freely discusses his childhood, religion, playing days and his post-football life. Bradshaw doesn't carry much baggage; he recognizes that he's had an enviable life. Perhaps his biggest challenge has been ADD; he always found school and reading difficult. While Bradshaw did go to LSU largely because of his ability as a football player he was teased mercilessly about his low grades and his inability to read well. He admits that it was painful at the time, but instead of dwelling on it, Bradshaw simply put more of his efforts into his sport. And, when he left the game, he says, "Once I accepted the fact that I...


Keep it Simple
Terry Bradshaw
0743417313
September 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Four-time Super Bowl champ and current Fox Sports commentator, Bradshaw continues to mine the lovable goofball persona that he (and co-writer Fisher) first developed in his earlier bestselling It's Only a Game. The formula remains simple: Bradshaw discusses a range of standard truisms ("Having a positive attitude will definitely help you overcome failure") in a down-home style that mixes a great deal of self-deprecating humor ("There are people who think I'm loud, ill-informed and silly. Mostly, those are the people I try not to date") with just enough sincere personal revelation. In the last book, Bradshaw forthrightly discussed his attention deficit disorder; here, he discusses his three marriages and divorces ("I felt like my life had turned into the making of a great country album"). What is refreshing, and...


Jamie Foxx
Terri Dougherty
1590188489
March 2006
Library Binding
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Review
School Library Journal : "This volume will be useful in libraries where celebrity biographies are in demand."
-- School Library Journal (March 2003)

Book Description
Jamie Foxx began his career as a comedian and channeled his talent for impersonations into an Oscar for the movie Ray. The performer, who went to college on a music scholarship and tried stand-up comedy on a dare, keeps his career interesting as he dabbles in music and undertakes action, comedy and drama on the big screen.


Renard the Fox
Patricia Ann Terry (Translator)
0520076842
February 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
Renard the Fox is the first modern translation into English of one of the most important and influential medieval books. Valued for its comic spirit, its high literary quality, and its clever satire of feudal society, the tale uses animals to represent the members of various classes. This lively and accessible translation will be welcomed for courses in medieval literature and history, gender studies, and humanities, and will be a treat for the general reader as well.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Travelling with Percy: A South Coast Journey
Lee Chittick
0855753056
January 1996
Paperback
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It's Only a Game
Terry Bradshaw
0743417283
July 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Bradshaw, former quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers and now a television commentator, is funny, honest and apparently without airs. In this book, written with Fisher (The Umpire Strikes Back; Gracie), he freely discusses his childhood, religion, playing days and his post-football life. Bradshaw doesn't carry much baggage; he recognizes that he's had an enviable life. Perhaps his biggest challenge has been ADD; he always found school and reading difficult. While Bradshaw did go to LSU largely because of his ability as a football player he was teased mercilessly about his low grades and his inability to read well. He admits that it was painful at the time, but instead of dwelling on it, Bradshaw simply put more of his efforts into his sport. And, when he left the game, he says, "Once I accepted the fact that I...


Keep It Simple
Terry Bradshaw
0743417305
October 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Four-time Super Bowl champ and current Fox Sports commentator, Bradshaw continues to mine the lovable goofball persona that he (and co-writer Fisher) first developed in his earlier bestselling It's Only a Game. The formula remains simple: Bradshaw discusses a range of standard truisms ("Having a positive attitude will definitely help you overcome failure") in a down-home style that mixes a great deal of self-deprecating humor ("There are people who think I'm loud, ill-informed and silly. Mostly, those are the people I try not to date") with just enough sincere personal revelation. In the last book, Bradshaw forthrightly discussed his attention deficit disorder; here, he discusses his three marriages and divorces ("I felt like my life had turned into the making of a great country album"). What is refreshing, and...


It's Only a Game
Terry Bradshaw
555861272X
January 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Bradshaw, former quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers and now a television commentator, is funny, honest and apparently without airs. In this book, written with Fisher (The Umpire Strikes Back; Gracie), he freely discusses his childhood, religion, playing days and his post-football life. Bradshaw doesn't carry much baggage; he recognizes that he's had an enviable life. Perhaps his biggest challenge has been ADD; he always found school and reading difficult. While Bradshaw did go to LSU largely because of his ability as a football player he was teased mercilessly about his low grades and his inability to read well. He admits that it was painful at the time, but instead of dwelling on it, Bradshaw simply put more of his efforts into his sport. And, when he left the game, he says, "Once I accepted the fact that I...


Honeysuckle and the Hazel Tree: Medieval Stories of Men and Women
Patricia Ann Terry (Editor)
0520083784
June 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
Known for her fine translations of octosyllabic narrative verse, Patricia Terry presents translations of four major practitioners of this dominant literary form of twelfth- and thirteenth-century France. Her introduction discusses the varying views of women and love in the texts and their place in the courtly tradition.
From Chrétien de Troyes Terry includes an early work, Philomena, here translated into verse for the first time. The other great writer of this period was Marie de France, the first woman in the European narrative tradition. Lanval is newly translated for this edition, which also features four of Marie's other poems. The collection further includes The Reflection by Jean Renart, known for his realistic settings; and the anonymous Chatelaine of Vergi, a fatalistic...

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