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Greatness In The Shadows

Author : Douglas M. Branson
ISBN : 9780803285941
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Just weeks after Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, Larry Doby joined Robinson in breaking the color barrier in the major leagues when he became the first black player to integrate the American League, signing with the Cleveland Indians in July 1947. Doby went on to be a seven-time All-Star center fielder who led the Indians to two pennants. In many respects Robinson and Doby were equals in their baseball talent and experiences and had remarkably similar playing careers: both were well-educated, well-spoken World War II veterans and both had played spectacularly, albeit briefly, in the Negro Leagues. Like Robinson, Doby suffered brickbats, knock-down pitches, spit in his face, and other forms of abuse and discrimination. Doby was also a pioneering manager, becoming the second black manager after Frank Robinson. Well into the 1950s Doby was the only African American All-Star in the American League during a period in which fifteen black players became National League All-Stars. Why is Doby largely forgotten as a central figure in baseball's integration? Why has he not been accorded his rightful place in baseball history? Greatness in the Shadows attempts to answer these questions, bringing Doby's story to life and sharing his achievements and firsts with a new generation.

Standing In The Shadows Of Greatness

Author : Henry J. Pankey
ISBN : 1887905944
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Standing in the Shadows of Greatness tells the story of Henry J. Pankey. Pankey attended over 10 colleges, received three college degrees, earned 13 licenses in either education or administration, invited to thousands of speaking engagements, earned hundreds of awards, worked as a field hand, cotton picker, bus driver, cook, security guard, typist, teacher, published author, playwright, actor, comedian, impressionists, drug counselor, assistant principal, principal, education consultant and school improvement expert. Pankey credits his success to his ancestors from Pankey Town, North Carolina.

Walking In The Shadow Of Greatness

Author : Holloway Gray
ISBN : 0990810003
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 42. 53 MB
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Holloway Gray has a compelling life story of how God delivered him from the clinches of drug addiction. From a typical schoolboy on a playground, to abusing alcohol, cocaine, heroine and various other drugs, Holloway was on the verge of losing everyone who meant anything to him. He had one last choice to make. Admitting he didn't have any strength of his own to fight it, Holloway had to call on reinforcements. There was only One person he knew who could help; this was God. Read what happens on this exciting journey as Holloway walks you through his life holding hands with the enemy.

In The Shadows Of Greatness

Author : Linda F. Delaney
ISBN : 0972825525
Genre : Christian life
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Living In The Shadows Of Greatness

Author : Raymond H. Montgomery
ISBN : 0977713903
Genre : Illinois
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Creative Followership

Author : Jimmy Collins
ISBN : 1929619480
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 81. 60 MB
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A good story-teller, Jimmy Collins is well known for his common-sense style of communication. In "Creative Followership: In the Shadow of Greatness," Collins uses personal illustrations and stories to tell how he discovered and used his "Creative Followership Principles" for a successful and satisfying thirty-two-year career of service. Collins hopes to offer an inspiring message for men and women entering or redirecting their careers. He says, "My mission is to use my life experience to motivate others to venture out on a journey of discovery and adventure." Starting at the age of twelve, he delivered groceries on a bicycle for a neighborhood store. By the time he retired, he was the chief operating officer of a one-billion-dollar restaurant chain. A real success story! "Creative Followership" promises readers a better route to success and satisfaction than the over-emphasized pursuit of leadership roles. Collins begins "Creative Followership" with his unrealized search for a formula to become a leader. He reminds readers why leadership cannot be taught. He points out that only those who have followers are leaders, and that followers choose to follow a leader because of a unifying purpose that they can share. For example, Collins describes his absolute loyalty to Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, which he claims resulted in Truett's unwavering support of him as Truett's "Chief Follower." He also explains how he built his career using these Creative Followership Principles, which are easily transferable and usable for any individual in any organization. Jimmy's own journey to becoming a business executive and receiving the recognition and reward that followed is living proof of the effectiveness of these principles.

The Emigrants

Author : W G Sebald
ISBN : 9781446426999
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 44. 94 MB
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At first The Emigrants appears simply to document the lives of four Jewish émigrés in the twentieth century. But gradually, as Sebald's precise, almost dreamlike prose begins to draw their stories, the four narrations merge into one overwhelming evocation of exile and loss. Written with a bone-dry sense of humour and a fascination with the oddness of existence The Emigrants is highly original in its heady mix of fact, memory and fiction and photographs.

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