*Discusses Tyson's life in and out of the ring. *Includes Tyson's most colorful quotes. *Includes pictures of Tyson and important people in his life. ¿Everybody in boxing probably makes out well except for the fighter.¿ ¿ Mike Tyson A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history¿s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors¿ American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of America¿s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. Iron Mike Tyson was one of the most feared opponents to ever step into a boxing ring. With unbelievable power that floored or stopped all but two of his first 28 professional opponents, Tyson began an unprecedented ascent to the top of the boxing world, becoming the youngest champion in history with a second round TKO over Trevor Berbick, the last man to box and defeat Muhammad Ali. That victory, in November 1986, prompted one British sports reporter to write, ¿The noble and manly art of boxing can at least cease worrying about its immediate future, now it has discovered a heavyweight champion fit to stand alongside Dempsey, Tunney, Louis, Marciano and Ali." Tyson became one of the biggest names in sports during the 1980s and could literally do no wrong in the ring, compiling a 37-0 record with 33 KO/TKOs. On top of that, he was the face of the iconic Nintendo game Mike Tyson¿s Punch-Out!!, a favorite among every video gamer in Generations X and Y. It was a stunning rise for a kid who grew up poor with no father in rough neighborhoods of New York City. Taunted for his now instantly recognizable high voice and lisp, Tyson was quick to fight and a petty criminal who became orphaned upon his mother¿s death when he was 16. Somehow, 4 years later, he was the heavyweight champion of the world. Unfortunately, as everyone knows today, the unprecedented nature of his rise is rivaled only by his stunning fall from grace. In February 1990, Tyson was knocked out by Buster Douglas in one of boxing¿s greatest upsets. Though he won his next few fights, his career was derailed by his conviction for raping Desiree Washington, landing him in prison for 3 of his prime fighting years. When Tyson got out of prison, his career simply became surreal. After winning a few belts back, he lost two bouts to Evander Holyfield, infamously biting part of Holyfield¿s ear off out of frustration during the rematch. He had another stint in jail before the end of the ¿90s, and his odd comments before his loss to Lennox Lewis ensured that the man once billed as an all time great was now more of a one man circus than anything else. In 2003, near the end of a career that had netted him $300 million, Tyson declared bankruptcy, hitting rock bottom. Today Tyson is nostalgically remembered as one of boxing¿s great heavyweights, but that shares the pedestal
JA Konrath is the author of the Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels mysteries, Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Dirty Martini, Fuzzy Navel, and Cherry Bomb. Daniels is a Chicago homicide cop with a wicked sense of humor, and the novels fluctuate between funny business and serious suspense. Tom Schreck is the author of the Duffy Dombrowski mysteries, On the Ropes, TKO, and Out Cold. Duffy is a social worker by day and a semi-pro boxer by night, and he's quick with a left hook as he is with his wit. Planter's Punch is a 7500 word novella that features both Jack Daniels and Duffy Dombrowski. Both Schreck and Konrath write funny, laugh out-loud mysteries without skimping on the action and suspense. Kirkus calls Duffy, "Warmhearted, tough, and funny" and Crimespree Magazine raves, "In the boxing match of life I want Duffy Dombrowski as my ring man." Booklist calls the Jack Daniels series, "A solid success for those who like to mix comedy and grit" and Library Journal calls Konrath, "Not to be missed."
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Children's Books: The Day the Crayons Quit Hardcover Book - - - Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired
Listen to the tales of King Midas and Pandora come to life in the beloved retellings of these classic Greek myths.
Sydney Taylor Award-winning novel Berlin Boxing Club is loosely inspired by the true story of boxer Max Schmeling's experiences following Kristallnacht. Karl Stern has never thought of himself as a Jew. But the bullies at his school in Nazi-era Berlin, don't care that Karl has never been in a synagogue or that his family doesn't practice religion. Demoralized by attacks on a heritage he doesn't accept as his own, Karl longs to prove his worth.So when Max Schmeling, champion boxer and German national hero, makes a deal with Karl's father to give Karl boxing lessons, A skilled cartoonist, Karl has never had an interest in boxing, but now it seems like the perfect chance to reinvent himself. But when Nazi violence against Jews escalates, Karl must take on a new role: protector of his family. And as Max's fame forces him to associate with Hitler and other Nazi elites, Karl begins to wonder where his hero's sympathies truly lie. Can Karl balance his dream of boxing greatness with his obligation to keep his family out of harm's way?Includes an author's note and sources page detailing the factual inspirations behind the novel. Supports the Common Core State Standards.
You know how the old saying goes. Strut your stuff with confidence in these versatile boots. Faux leather boots have a rounded toe box resting on a platform. Stiletto heel leads to three skinny ankle straps with non-adjustable buckles and stud accents. Finished with an elastic gusset on the top of the shaft, a ridged sole, and a partial side zipper. Shaft height: 13.5" Platform height: 1" Heel height: 5" Circumference of opening: 14.5" Finished with a slightly padded faux leather insole Measurements are for a size 5.5 Man made materials Made in China
If you don't know what to get a squash player on your list...These Mystery Gift Boxes (MGBs) are the answer. We put a great selection of products in each box...more than you could ever get buying them separately. These make great gift for the guys (or gals) you play with every week... hey they deserve a little something too. Category: Holiday Gift
During his time in Tombstone, Virgil Earp would have been seen wearing a badge like this U. S. Marshal Star Badge. He was commissioned by Crawley P. Dake to be a U.S. Marshal for Arizona. After Virgil was ambushed and crippled in 1882, it was Dake who appointed Wyatt as a (temporary) Deputy U.S. Marshal to pursue his brother Morgan's killer. This high quality replica badge is a must have for any collector. Created in antiqued silver, this U. S. Marshal Star Badge measures 3 1/8-inches tall x 3 1/4-inches wide. Along with your satisfaction, this badge comes in craft gift box with a story card. Make sure you order this U. S. Marshal Star Badge today!Features:Badge size: 3 1/8 x 3 1/8Antique Pin & Safety CatchAntique Silver FinishCompatible with our wallet cutout "Universal"Badge is sold as pictured onlyItem comes with 90 day warranty. Click here for details.
The magnificent, inspiring story of an AMERICAN SPORTS HERO On the eve of World War II, African-American boxer Joe Louis fought German Max Schmeling in a bout that had more at stake than just the world heavyweight title. For much of America, their fight came to represent America¿s war with Germany. This elegant and powerful picture book biography centers on this historic fight in which the American people came together to celebrate our nation¿s founding ideals. New York Times Best Illustrated Children¿s Book Award Booklist Editor's Choice Best Books of 2011 School Library Journal Best Books of 2011
During difficult times let family and friends know your praying for them with a greeting card from Gracefully Yours. The radiant cottage scenes by Richard Burns paired with inspirational sentiments and KJV Scripture will renew strength and deliver encouragement. Box of 12 cards, 3 each of 4 designs, envelopes; cards measure 4.75" x 6.5".
Wildflowers and dancing butterflies grace these exquisite note cards from LANG, with art by acclaimed watercolorist Susan Winget. Thirteen note cards, printed in full color inside and out and housed in a decorative box, fill all your personal correspondence needs. Morning Has Broken Note Cards are ideal for every occasion, and they?re perfect even when there?s no occasion at all!
A trio of dainty birds perch outside their holly-bedecked home, making for a festive scene. These small boxed cards make for a delightful way to extend your wishes for the season! This charming design glimmers with red foil highlights against a warm cream-colored background. The cards' pleasing linen finish takes pen beautifully.Boxed greeting card set includes 20 cards and 21 coordinating envelopes.Envelopes feature a matching holly design on each flap.Cards come in a board box with a clear acetate lid.Cards measure 3-1/2 inches x 5 inches.Printed on quality card stock.Greeting: Wishing you peace and joy throughout the season.
This companion work to the Archive Editions' publication The Buraimi Memorials provides the evidence of the original historical and contemporary political files to set alongside the official government submissions of the Memorials. With one volume summarising the historical background from earlier records, key documents are assembled providing a broad perspective on events and conditions in the Buraimi Region in the post-war period. The chronological presentation of original records shows the cumulative build-up in the late 1940s and early 1950s of local incidents, tribal unrest, intrigue and political tension; including details of Saudi and British manoeuvres and diplomacy. The set is illustrated with a box of contemporary maps including Ibn Saud's map of Arabia.
A winsome owl perches on this note card, waiting to deliver your personal message. Owl Portrait Note Cards make for a wise and wonderful way to express your greetings! These appealing cards are accented with a simple border and touches of fuchsia. Our owl stands out against a warm cream-colored background with glossy highlights and raised embossing. Exterior linen finish is pleasing to the touch.Premium boxed stationery set contains 14 cards and 15 matching envelopes.Blank interiors for your personalized notes.Quality card stock takes pen beautifully.Cards measure 5 inches wide by 3-1/2 inches high.The owl design is reproduced on the flaps of the envelopes.Coordinating box with clear acetate lid.Also makes a welcome gift for the owl lover in your life!
3 each of 4 designs, Box of 12 cards NIV Scripture $25.00 Value Includes 2 FREE postcards! English artist, Eleanor Rahim, presents Always There, praying for you greeting cards. Featuring her delightful renditions including poppies and hydrangeas, Eleanor's art combined with NIV scripture and elegant verse will send encouragement and hope. The assortment includes twelve cards, twelve environment friendly envelopes made of wood-free material. Also included are two bonus postcards!
Two fanciful birds hold a string of ornaments beneath a sprig of mistletoe these mini boxed cards make for a whimsical way to extend your greetings for the season! This sprightly design sparkles with gold foil highlights against a warm cream-colored background. The cards' pleasing linen finish takes pen beautifully.Boxed greeting card set includes 20 cards and 21 coordinating envelopes.Envelopes feature a matching star design across each flap.Cards come in a board box with a clear acetate lid.Cards measure 3-1/2 inches x 5 inches.Printed on quality card stock.Greeting: Wishing you all the joy and wonder of the season.
Awww! Let this chubby pup wag all the tails on your greeting card list! Glitter accents add sparkle to this endearing mini card; coordinating envelopes feature an image of a sprig of holly on each flap. Happy Howlidays!Boxed greeting card set includes 20 cards and 21 coordinating envelopes.These adorable cards come in a board box with a clear acetate lid.Cards measure 3-1/2 inches x 5 inches.Printed on quality card stock.Greeting: Season's Greetings.
These mini boxed Tree of Lights greetings will delight you as well as everyone on your card list! A candle-filled tree shines its lights against a warm, cream-colored background. Gleaming gold foil lends extra shine, and pleasing linen finish takes pen beautifully.Premium boxed greeting card set includes 20 cards and 21 coordinating envelopes.Stationery envelopes feature matching candle motifs across each flap.Cards come in a board box with a clear acetate lid.Cards measure 3-1/2'' x 5''.Printed on quality card stock.Greeting: Wishing you all the joy and wonder of the season.
Annie's Uncle Marco goes on one of his mysterious trips, leaving her in charge of two sealed boxes on one condition: she must not open either one while he is away. But she is tempted...and soon she has unleashed the unspeakable. The creatures inside the box are crab-like and grotesque. And they possess a power Annie could never have imagined: the power to transmute time. "Sleator is the master of the creepy-crawly, and his inventiveness is at full power here." --The Horn Book
Boxes is a story for any age. It¿s about a boy who loves his box. It¿s a simple beginning, but like so many of us, he slowly gets caught in the trap of wanting more and more. One day he meets a girl who tells him about a place where everyone is happy and he takes his box of stuff and sets out to see if he can find it. Along the way he discovers something that will change his life forever. Boxes by Will Robertson is available on Amazon.com. It is part of the new matchbook program, which means that if you purchase the paperback version, you can order the ebook version for free.