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Never a White Flag

release date: Jan 01, 1998
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The Art of Jock

release date: Sep 20, 2016
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The Art of Jock
Discover the artwork of acclaimed comic, poster, and concept art illustrator Jock, from his work on DC Comics' Batman and Marvel's Wolverine to films such as Children of Men, Man of Steel, and The Dark Knight Rises. Mark Simpson, known by his pen name Jock, is an internationally recognized two-time New York Times best-selling artist and Eisner Award nominee. Over the last two decades, Jock has become one of the most distinguished illustrators in comics, with credits that include titles with Marvel (Savage Wolverine, Daredevil), DC Comics/Vertigo (The Losers, Batman: Black Mirror), and his runaway success, Wytches (co-created with Scott Snyder for Image Comics). His career has grown well beyond the comic book world into creating highly sought after movie posters for Mondo as well as production art for acclaimed films such as Children of Men, The Losers, Dredd, Batman Begins, and most recently Alex Garland's sci-fi masterpiece, Ex Machina. The Art of Jock delves into the prolific artist's catalog, showcasing not only the best of his extensive sketches and published images, but also personal notes from Jock himself that provide insight into the often philosophical inner workings of his creative process. Featuring interviews and quotes from colleagues and long-time collaborators, including Scott Snyder, Alex Garland, and Stephen King, this extensive look into the mind and method of one of the most critically acclaimed illustrators working today is a must-have for fans of comic book and pop culture art, as well as aspiring artists and illustrators.

Jock Sturges

release date: Jan 01, 1996
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Essay Writing

release date: Jan 01, 2007
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Essay Writing
The skills required to write an essay are the same skills required to write a speech, to prepare a persuasive argument, to prove a point, or to explain an idea. If we can help our students acquire these skills as we teach “the essay,” we will have assisted them in accomplishing truly valuable life skills. Essay Writing contains easy-to-incorporate lessons along with tips for teaching specific concepts that range from pre-writing exercises to revising and editing to celebrating the final product. This down-to-earth look at the foundations of good essay writing is full of useful ideas and strategies that help students: build skills in writing on a wide range of topics; distinguish between formal and informal writing; use effective pre-writing techniques such as brainstorming, making an outline,gathering information, and evaluating the relevance of information; gain confidence as they begin to recognize what works and what doesn't. The book incorporates a wide range of innovative approaches to teaching essay writing — from how to “picture” and “act out” an essay to a winning format for a topic sentence and using scattergrams to turn brainstorming into constructive outlines. Throughout the book, assessment tools and marking keys support simple marking techniques that consider not just the final essay, but effort and time on task.

Just Call Me Jock

Worst of Jock Stewart

release date: Dec 01, 2006
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Worst of Jock Stewart
A cynical, sarcastic and randomly humorous look at real and/or imagined news, irreverently crafted to look like newspapers would look if they could get away with it.

All About Jock

release date: Jul 14, 2019
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All About Jock
A celebration of jockstraps and jocks presented as a sexy photo journal.

Climbing Jacob's Ladder

release date: Jan 01, 2002
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Climbing Jacob's Ladder
Jacob Smith, a prominent black lawyer and political and civil rights leader in New York in the segregated 1950s, was assassinated when his son, Jock, was eight years old. If this memoir told only of a child's loving remembrance of his father (and a desire to follow in his footsteps, thus Climbing Jacob's Ladder), it would be a success. But Jock Smith grew up to become a lawyer himself, a college professor, one of the first African-American assistant attorneys general in Alabama, and then a highly successful plaintiff's lawyer, sports agent, sports memorabilia collector, and inspirational speaker. Now a national partner to superlawyer Johnnie Cochran, Smith operates in a fascinating world of power, wealth, fame, and faith. Climbing Jacob's Ladder tells it all. Jock Smith is a great storyteller, and co-author Paul Hemphill is a great writer. Their collaboration brings us an insider's view of the legal system, big-time sports collecting, contemporary black life, evangelism, and civil rights.

Just Call Me Jock

release date: Feb 11, 2017
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Just Call Me Jock
For more than 50 years, from 1929 into the 1980s, Jock Semple was the heart and soul of the Boston Marathon. He was a top runner (nine times he finished in the top ten in 30s and 40s,) a trainer of marathon champions, including John J. Kelley, Bill Rodgers, Patti Catalano, and co-director of the race. "Just Call Me Jock" captures the color and passion of Jock's love for the Boston Marathon, including his side of the Kathrine Switzer "Great Chase," when in 1967 Jock sought to retrieve the official Boston Marathon number he had assigned Kathrine "by mistake," in an era when women were not permitted by the rules to compete. Jock pursued Kathrine down the road, as the legion of press photographers clicked away, and in turn he made himself "infamous," while making Kathrine "famous." The book tells how Jock made up with Kathrine and became a avid supporter of women's running. Published again for a new generation of runners and readers on the 50th anniversary of the "Great Chase," the book is designed to support the Barb's Beer Foundation (a 501c3) dedicated to finding a cure for lung cancer in the name of Barb Murphy, a Boston Marathon runner and late wife of the book's co-author, Tom Murphy. See more about the book and the lung cancer campaign at barbsbeer.org.

On the Java Ridge

release date: Jul 31, 2017
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On the Java Ridge
Winner, Colin Roderick Award, 2018 Winner, Staunch Book Prize, 2018 On the Java Ridge, skipper Isi Natoli and a group of Australian surf tourists are anchored off the Indonesian island of Dana. In the Canberra office of Cassius Calvert, Minister for Border Integrity, a federal election looms and a hardline new policy on asylum-seekers is being rolled out. Not far from Dana, the Takalar is having engine trouble. Among the passengers on board fleeing from persecution are Roya and her mother, and Roya's unborn sister. The storm now closing in on the Takalar and the Java Ridge will mean catastrophe for them all. Jock Serong's debut novel Quota won the 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel. In 2016, his second novel, The Rules of Backyard Cricket was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award. His third novel, On the Java Ridge was published in 2017. Formerly a lawyer, Jock is now a feature writer and was the editor of Great Ocean Quarterly. He lives with his wife and four children in Port Fairy, Victoria. ‘Terrifying, compelling.’ Australian Book Review ‘Taut and impressive.’ Age ‘You might want to clear the decks before you start Jock Serong’s third thriller, because the odds are you won’t be able to put it down.’ SA Weekend ‘With this book, Serong cements his growing reputation as the thinking person’s adventure writer. On the Java Ridge is such a strong piece of writing on so many levels. Andrew Bolt would hate it!’ Readings ‘Expertly written, vast in scope...A compelling literary political thriller and a must-read commentary on the Australian political environment and its treatment of refugees.’ Better Read Than Dead ‘This is the mastery of Serong’s novel, understanding that fictional dystopias are at their most profound when they take the everyday and tilt it towards the darkness...it is a deeply considered novel that steers us to the logical conclusion of an entrenched system rooted equally in brutality and silence.’ Monthly ‘The best surf-related fiction I have read in a long, long time, possibly ever—Jock Serong’s riveting On the Java Ridge.’ Swell Net ‘On the Java Ridge cements Serong’s place as one of Australia’s most innovative and ambitious crime writers.’ NZ Listener ‘The rescue and the scenes that follow it are the real heart of the book, and they are exceptional. Serong invests the chaos and confusion of the wreck and its bloody aftermath with a visceral power that makes for confronting but exhilarating reading.’ Australian ‘Serong exhibits impressive control, leaping between three vastly different viewpoints and delivering a fevered crescendo as compassion competes with political survival.’ NZ Listener ‘Devastatingly brilliant...an emotionally grueling mix of high-octane action, life-and-death political maneuvering and, at its heart, an anguishing portrayal of worldwide refugee crises...Beautiful, mournful, infuriating and brimming with tension, On the Java Ridge is utterly incomparable.’ Shelf Awareness
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