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The Rookie by Stephen Moss

Title The Rookie
Author Stephen Moss
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2016-09-22
Category Games & Activities
Total Pages 416
ISBN 1408189712
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Chess was invented more than 1,500 years ago, and is played in every country in the world. Stephen Moss sets out to master its mysteries, and unlock the secret of its enduring appeal. What, he asks, is the essence of chess? And what will it reveal about his own character along the way? In a witty, accessible style that will delight newcomers and irritate purists, Moss imagines the world as a board and marches across it, offering a mordant report on the world of chess in 64 chapters – 64 of course being the number of squares on the chessboard. He alternates between “black” chapters – where he plays, largely uncomprehendingly, in tournaments – and “white” chapters, where he seeks advice from the current crop of grandmasters and delves into the lives of great players of the past. It is both a history of the game and a kind of “Zen and the Art of Chess”; a practical guide and a self-help book: Moss's quest to understand chess and become a better player is really an attempt to escape a lifetime of dilettantism. He wants to become an expert at one thing. What will be the consequences when he realises he is doomed to fail? Moss travels to Russia and the US – hotbeds of chess throughout the 20th century; meets people who knew Bobby Fischer when he was growing up and tries to unravel the enigma of that tortured genius who died in 2008 at the inevitable age of 64; meets Garry Kasparov and Magnus Carlsen, world champions past and present; and keeps bumping into Armenian superstar Levon Aronian in the gents at tournaments. He becomes champion of Surrey, wins tournaments in Chester and Bury St Edmunds, and holds his own at the famous event in the Dutch seaside resort of Wijk aan Zee (until a last-round meltdown), but too often he is beaten by precocious 10-year-olds and finds it hard to resist the urge to punch them. He looks for spiritual fulfilment in the game, but mostly finds mental torture.

The Rookie by Ronald O. Winters

Title The Rookie
Author Ronald O. Winters
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release 2018-09-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 200
ISBN 1984552139
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Rookie was started by my cousin Ronnie, who was a retired captain from the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police, and this book was almost complete. When he passed, I was asked to complete the work. I did not change anything; I just attempted to fill the story out.

The Rookie by Jim Morris

Title The Rookie
Author Jim Morris
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2008-11-15
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 288
ISBN 0446549878
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The heart-wrenching, unbelievable true story of MLB pitcher Jim Morris's last-ditch attempt to join the major leagues. He Played A Boy's Game. He Lived A Man's Life. As a lonely child, Jim Morris took one thing with him wherever his family moved-his ability to hit and throw a baseball. For Jim, the passion of becoming a major-league ballplayer was his anchor and inspiration...until injuries and life got in the way. A decade after Jim walked away from the minors and began a life of fatherhood and mortgage payments, he made a promise to the hardscrabble high-school team he coached: If they could win their local championship, he would try out again for the big leagues. They did-and he did. Now, in this wondrous, heart-tugging book, Jim Morris tells the story of his remarkable life and his amazing journey to the Big Show at the age of thirty-five . . . and how he finally fulfilled his childhood dream.

The Rookie by Jennifer LaBrecque

Title The Rookie
Author Jennifer LaBrecque
Publisher Harlequin
Release 2007-09-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1426805209
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Maddie Felton used to be a credit-card-flashing daddy's girl. But that was so three years ago. Now the heiress is ready to make her mark on her family's motel chain empire. Problem is, she's never had a job. Any job. That is, until daddy puts her in charge of his latest venture—NASCAR sponsorship. Driving rookie Tucker Macray knows NASCAR is an opportunity of a lifetime—but does it have to come with a spoiled rich girl sponsor running his show? Say this. Do that. It's not as if she knows an iota about the sport or even pretends to enjoy it. But would she actually sabotage Tucker's rookie season to get out of her job?

The Rookie by Julie Miller

Title The Rookie
Author Julie Miller
Publisher Harlequin
Release 2010-06-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 1426867514
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Suddenly something was more important to rookie officer Josh Taylor than busting a campus drug ring and making detective. Because when Josh's undercover investigation strangely intersected with his older and pregnant professor, Rachel Livesay, sparks of danger--and passion--ignited. Rachel had no one to turn to until Josh vowed to protect her from the sperm donor who threatened to snatch her newborn child from her arms. But Josh was her "student," not a knight in shining armor--and falling for him could be deadly for them both!

The Rookie by Cathryn Fox

Title The Rookie
Author Cathryn Fox
Publisher Cathryn Fox
Release 2021-09-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 230
ISBN 1989374417
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When Weston Hatfield rides back into town like he owns it, I don’t want anything to do with him. I definitely don’t want to take the mean boy from my youth out on my tour boat. Or laugh with him as we watch the whales play in the Bay. Know what else I don’t want to do? Fall for him. He’s an NHL superstar…I’m a girl who knows her way around a lobster boat. Can you say opposites? But I like who I am, and you know what? I’m beginning to think he likes me for who I am, too. Until he does the one thing that proves otherwise…the one thing I’m not sure I can come back from.

THE ROOKIE by Scott Sigler

Title THE ROOKIE
Author Scott Sigler
Publisher Empty Set Entertainment
Release 2010-12-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 512
ISBN 0983196311
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Set in a lethal pro football league 700 years in the future, THE ROOKIE is a story that combines the intense gridiron action of "Any Given Sunday" with the space opera style of "Star Wars" and the criminal underworld of "The Godfather." Aliens and humans alike play positions based on physiology, creating receivers that jump 25 feet into the air, linemen that bench-press 1,200 pounds, and linebackers that literally want to eat you. Organized crime runs every franchise, games are fixed and rival players are assassinated. Follow the story of Quentin Barnes, a 19-year-old quarterback prodigy that has been raised all his life to hate, and kill, those aliens. Quentin must deal with his racism and learn to lead, or he'll wind up just another stat in the column marked "killed on the field." In the Galactic Football League, wars are no longer fought in space, but on the gridiron. If you like aliens and football then I suspect you're unlikely to find a better combination than than THE ROOKIE.

The Rookie by Abigail Owen

Title The Rookie
Author Abigail Owen
Publisher Entangled: Amara
Release 2019-04-22
Category Fiction
Total Pages 401
ISBN 1640637893
Language English, Spanish, and French
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To escape exile, Aidan Paytah has had to prove himself worthy. Every second of every damn day. He fought with everything he had to earn his precarious place on the Huracán team of dragon shifter enforcers. He can’t fail or afford distractions, no matter how temptingly sweet. Total loyalty to the clans and dedication to his team is the only way. Sera Morrison lost her parents and her husband in short order, leaving her a single mother running her family winery alone. Nothing could ever have prepared her for the discovery that she’s a destined dragon mate. But once she finds out, there’s only one man she wants—the one who walks away. However, the Alliance Council has its own agenda. They want to use her as a political pawn and force a mating that could ultimately kill her to save the High King. Aidan has no choice but to kidnap her, even if it means their close proximity reinforces their own mating bond. And mating with him could end up being a far worse fate for Sera.... Each book in the Fire's Edge series is STANDALONE: * The Mate (prequel) * The Boss * The Rookie * The Enforcer

The Rookie by Kendall Ryan

Title The Rookie
Author Kendall Ryan
Publisher Kendall Ryan
Release 2021-07-20
Category Fiction
Total Pages 301
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A talented rookie who's about to lose it all. A reluctant sports therapist who might be able to help. He has everything a man could want. A lucrative hockey contract. Adoring fans. A family who loves him. But he’s about to throw it all away. Logan Tate’s name is dominating the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Instead of goals and assists, the talented young defenseman has been racking up fights and suspensions. I work with athletes who are struggling, but Logan’s different. He’s not just going to blow his season, but his entire career. And now he can’t return to the ice until he deals with his issues, but the stubborn man won’t let anyone get close enough to help. Which is why I packed up and followed him to his family’s property in the remote mountains of Colorado. He can’t avoid me here. The only problem? I can’t avoid him either. He’s chopping wood and building fires, rescuing my car from snowy ditches, and inviting me to Sunday dinners with his loud extended family. He’s a whole lot of man, but beneath all those hard edges is an unexpected tenderness. Tempted or not, I have to stay out of his bed and get him back to the ice . . . no matter how difficult that might be. This is a sizzling new romance in the Looking to Score series. Each book can be read as a standalone.

The Rookie Handbook by Ryan Kalil

Title The Rookie Handbook
Author Ryan Kalil
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2016-09-06
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 176
ISBN 168245035X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Congratulations, you just got drafted into the NFL. Now what? Here’s what’s ahead of you: rigorous training, complicated playbooks, financial conundrums, intense pressure to perform—and temptation. Welcome to the big leagues. Informative, smart, funny, and beautifully illustrated, The Rookie Handbook has everything NFL rookies need to know to survive their first season of pro football, straight from veterans Ryan Kalil, Jordan Gross, and Geoff Hangartner. The three authors have a combined thirty years of NFL experience, but they too were rookies themselves, once upon a time. Much like rookies, NFL fans only know what they see on TV or read—obsessively following Rich Eisen and scouring obscure blogs for fantasy football info. But when it comes to what goes on in the inner sanctum, behind the locker room doors, it’s a mystery. The Rookie Handbook is the insider’s guide to that exclusive club, pulling back the curtain to reveal how players act and think—and what they do when no one is watching.