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Boy Wonder

Boy Wonder
Author: Dave Hannigan
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN: 0717178919
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A collage of personal memories passed over into family myth, Boy Wonder is a funny and moving account of a childhood spent, like countless others, on pitches, sidelines and stands, struggling to make sense of competition and the outsized role it plays in the lives of men and boys, fathers and sons. From tough lessons on the parish field and the politics of afterschool football to the euphoria of Croke Park and brushes with demigods like Jimmy Barry-Murphy and Roy Keane, Boy Wonderis a poignant comic memoir about family, sport and the rites of passage that shape every childhood. It is one man’s story – but a testament to every man’s experience. ‘If you ever strung a length of washing line across the road to try to replicate the excitement of Wimbledon, played street football while imagining John Motson simpering over your every touch, trotted around an obstacle course slapping your backside during Dublin Horse Show week or tried to emulate Alex Higgins on a four-foot by two-foot snooker table in the tight confines of a suburban kitchen, then Boy Wonder will make you ache with nostalgia for your own childhood.’ Paul Howard ‘Utterly authentic.’Matt Cooper
Boy Wonder
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Dave Hannigan
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-15 - Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
A collage of personal memories passed over into family myth, Boy Wonder is a funny and moving account of a childhood spent, like countless others, on pitches, sidelines and stands, struggling to make sense of competition and the outsized role it plays in the lives of men and boys, fathers and sons. From tough lessons on the parish field and the politics of afterschool football to the euphoria of Croke Park and brushes with demigods like Jimmy Barry-Murphy and Roy Keane, Boy Wonderis a poignant comic memoir about family, sport and the rites of passage that shape every childhood. It is one man’s story – but a testament to every man’s experience. ‘If you ever strung a length of washing line across the road to try to replicate the excitement of Wimbledon, played street football while imagining John Motson simpering over your every touch, trotted around an obstacle course slapping your backside during Dublin Horse Show week or tried to emulate Alex Higgins on a four-foot by two-foot snooker table in the tight confines of a suburban kitchen, then Boy Wonder will make you ache with nostalgia for your own childhood.’ Paul Howard ‘Utterly authentic.’Matt Cooper
Dick Grayson, Boy Wonder
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Kristen L. Geaman
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-09 - Publisher: McFarland
Dick Grayson--alter-ego of the original Robin of Batman comics--has gone through various changes in his 75 years as a superhero but has remained the optimistic, humorous character readers first embraced in 1940. Predating Green Lantern and Wonder Woman, he is one of DC Comics' oldest heroes and retains a large and loyal fanbase. The first scholarly work to focus exclusively on the Boy Wonder, this collection of new essays features critical analysis, as well as interviews with some of the biggest names to study Dick Grayson, including Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson and Marv Wolfman. The contributors discuss his vital place in the Batman saga, his growth and development into an independent hero, Nightwing, and the many storyline connections which put him at the center of the DC Universe. His character is explored in the contexts of feminism, trauma, friendship, and masculinity.
Boy wonder
Language: de
Pages: 720
Authors: James Robert Baker
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher:
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Sociogenetic Perspectives on Internalization
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Brian D. Cox, Cynthia Lightfoot
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-13 - Publisher: Psychology Press
The issue of how the external world becomes part of the behavioral repertoire of children has been important to psychology from its very beginning, preoccupying theorists from Sigmund Freud to George Herbert Mead. But ever since Lev Vygotsky claimed that every function in a child's activity appears first as a process in the social realm between individuals and moves to a process that individual children can accomplish relatively independently, there has been increased debate as to exactly how this process of internalization happens. In contemporary developmental psychology, the process of internalization has become so important that the time is ripe for a book which explicitly addresses the problems it poses. Although the chapters in this book deal with age groups from preschool to adolescence, and topics from mathematics to storytelling and from taking risks to making moral judgments, there is one core question which unifies them all: If the growing competence of a child is truly sociogenetic, if it truly grows out from, is supported by, and is dependent upon the social, where is that competence truly located? Bearing a variety of labels--cultural-historical, co-constructionist, dialectical, contextualist, narrative, hermeneutic, and discursive psychologies--and analytic constructs--scaffolding, proleptic instruction, participation, appropriation, and situated activity--contemporary
The Smart Money
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Michael Konik
Categories: Games & Activities
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-11-14 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A riveting inside look at the lucrative world of professional high-stakes sports betting by a journalist who lived a secret life as a key operative in the world's most successful sports gambling ring. When journalist Michael Konik landed an interview with Rick "Big Daddy" Matthews, the largest bet he'd placed on a sporting event was $200. Konik, an expert blackjack and poker player, was no stranger to Vegas. But Matthews was in a different league: the man was rumored to be the world's smartest sports bettor, the mastermind behind "the Brain Trust," a shadowy group of gamblers known for their expertise in beating the Vegas line. Konik had heard the word on the street -- that Matthews was a snake, a conniver who would do anything to gain an edge. But he was also brilliant, cunning, and charming. And when he asked Konik if he'd like to "make a little money" during the football season, the writer found himself seduced . . . So began Michael Konik's wild ride as an operative of the elite Brain Trust. In The Smart Money, Konik takes readers behind the veil of secrecy shrouding the most successful sports betting operation in America, bypassing the
Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]
Language: en
Pages: 527
Authors: Shirley R. Steinberg, Michael Kehler, Lindsay Cornish
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-17 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO
In this two-volume set, a series of expert contributors look at what it means to be a boy growing up in North America, with entries covering everything from toys and games, friends and family, and psychological and social development. • 166 entries on specific aspects of boyhood life in North America today, ranging from boy-centered toys, games, and media to issues of masculinity and confusing notions of manhood • Expert contributors from a variety of academic and professional disciplines, providing insight into a range of issues related to the lives of North American boys • Bibliographic listings of works cited and further reading in print and online • A comprehensive index
Captain Action
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Michael Eury
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-12 - Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
by Michael Eury Captain Action was introduced in 1966 in the wake of the Batman TV show craze, and quickly received his own DC comic book with art by Wally Wood. Able to assume the identities of 13 famous super-heroes, his initial career was short-lived, but continuing interest in the hero led to a recent return to toy-store shelves. Lavishly illustrated with over 200 toy photos, this new trade paperback by author Michael Eury chronicles the history of this quick-changing champion, including photos of virtually every Captain Action product ever released, spotlights on his allies Action Boy and the Super Queens, and his arch-enemy Dr. Evil; an examination of his comic-book appearances; and "Action Facts" that even the most die-hard Captain Action fan won't know! It features a foreword, new cover, and unseen package illos by Murphy Anderson, plus historical anecdotes by the late Gil Kane, Jim Shooter, Stan Weston (co-creator of G.I. Joe, Captain Action, and Mego's World's Greatest Super-Heroes line), and Larry Reiner and Larry O'Daly, formerly of Ideal Toys. Plus, never-before-published Captain Action artwork by Gil Kane, Joe Staton, Carmine Infantino, Jerry Ordway, and Murphy Anderson. Makes an excellent Christmas gift! (Twomorrows Publishing) SC, 8x11, 160pg, b&w
MURDER THROUGH DISABLED ACCESS
Language: en
Pages: 182
Authors: DR. NICHOLAS M. ALMOND
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-22 - Publisher: AuthorHouse
Dr Bruce Noble is an expert Criminal Psychologist and Neuropsychologist but suffers from severe disability. His Personal Assistant, Sophie, is completely loyal and has delayed her own career to support him during his university work and police consultancy. In Bruce’s private life he is anything but the typical academic; he has a serious drink and drug addiction, but also has one foot on the wrong side of the law with his acquaintances. When a potential serial killer is missed by the police Bruce becomes suspicious about the motives of the killer and feels that there is a vendetta against the police, which they are ignoring. Bruce and Sophie are entangled in a potential witch hunt which could cost them their lives. The question is can Bruce convince the police to ignore his extracurricular activities and find the killer before it’s too late?
The Advocate
Language: en
Pages: 72
Authors: DR. NICHOLAS M. ALMOND
Categories: Fiction
Type: MAGAZINE - Published: 1999-07-06 - Publisher:
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One Long Tune
Language: en
Pages: 325
Authors: Ron Forbes-Roberts
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Lenny Breau (1941-1984) was called "the greatest guitarist who ever walked the face of the earth." Breau began playing the instrument at age seven, and went on to master many styles. His virtuosity influenced countless performers, but at the expense of his personal relationships. This book presents Breau's life story and his musical importance.