Aikido in Everyday Life: Giving in to Get Your Way

This book is not a Martial Arts book, its about Dealing with Everyday Conflict. This book should be taught to every child in Primary school, and if you are an adult, reading it will seriously help you with everyday conflict. I don't mean you will be able to one-up others in conflict, but you will be able to manage yourself so much better, I've already seen an improvement in my own life. Great book on verbal skills. If you struggle be...

Safe and Fun Playgrounds : A Handbook

Safe and Fun Playgrounds: A Handbook discusses safety in outdoor play environments and is a recommendation for schools and educators interested in the latest research on equipment, playground design, and play. It's written by the founders of the National Program for Playground Safety, and represents some eighty years of combined professional knowledge as it discusses basic rules for playground design and management and provides strat...

The United States Football League, 1982–1986

Great read about the USFL. I remember it as a kid, and this book takes you from its inception to its implosion. More depth than the 30/30on it.. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! A cautionary tale about letting the ego of one person sublimating the well thought out business plan of a group of entrepreneurs. The fact that that ego belonged to one Donald Trump should not be a surprise to anyone living in America right now, but it is sad that football...

Inside the Chess Mind

Inside the Chess Mind enters fresh territory in chess literature by providing a thought-provoking insight as to how the chess brains of the great, the good, and the improver operate. Renowned chess writer Jacob Aagaard supplies numerous challenges to a group of chess players of a very wide range of ages and playing strengths.

Best Hikes Columbus: (Best Hikes Near Series), 2nd Edition

Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Columbus veteran hiker Johnny Molloy offers the absolute best hikes in the greater Columbus area. Each featured trail is perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find outdoor activities close to home. This guide leads you up hills, over creeks, and through forests to the best outdoor adventures around Columbus: Discover incredible vistas and s...

101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures

The games here are interesting to look at. You can locate and play through the games (using your database program such as Chessbase, etc) on your own, analyze the games on your own and then using your computer if you like. Finally you can quickly read through the author's comments and see what salient points he has to offer. I like to read my chess books this way, because it really cuts back on the hard work of going back and forth b...

Chess Training Pocket Book II

Learn more chess and/or keep skills fresh while traveling, waiting in line, etc. As with the first Pocket Book, covers a vast array of chess ideas in a compact format, suitable for players of almost any level, but not for those still learning the rules/basics. Anyone below master strength could benefit from these positions: the experience of working through them helps; and understanding the underlying ideas is crucial, both to improv...

Sailing into Retirement

A great book to get an understanding of the mindset needed to live the cruising lifestyle on a fixed income. I love all including the many recipes that were provided. I will try to make the chicken at home. I also enjoyed reading about downsizing. Vilma

212 Surprising Checkmates

Deliver the Coup de Grâce! With this instructive manual, players can learn to concentrate on one-, two- and three-move checkmates, focusing on their opponents’ last moves and keeping alert to new possibilities, rather than getting blinded by previous calculations. Written by two experienced chess teachers, this volumes first 100 exercises concern checkmates in one move, while the remaining exercises represent game-like positions for...

That's Gotta Hurt : The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever

This book is written for everyone. It is full of human interest stories that center around sports injuries, but even if you don't follow sports, you'll enjoy the book. I would highly recommend it. Very educational and interesting read. This book will satisfy a very wide audience. Casual sports fans will enjoy learning about the common sports injuries within the context of some of the most well-known athletes such as Michael Jordan, T...