Book Review – Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy

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many people know Tony Dungy as the NFL coach who Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl in 2007. You can also know see it on television as an announcer and only see their gestures that is a decent man. But many of us have no idea about his upbringing and the people and experiences he did who is today. Quiet strength is a memory that was written after the victory in the super bowl of Dungy and one of the most striking of his life.

the book takes us through the life of Tony in chronological order, beginning with his childhood and home life. Dungy had two direct parents, Morales. He mentions in his book how instills a sense of calm on it and the difference between good and evil. Dungy always says when he gets frustrated or want to deal with someone, you must think of what his father used to tell him and find out if scream to achieve anything and actually improve their situation. You know from the beginning of the book that Dungy is and has always been a family man.

as a teenager, Tony was an excellent athlete. He played football and basketball in high School varsity. As a tall, slim, muscular young man, he excelled in basketball and was a quarterback on the football team. In fact it was so good that he went to play football at the University of Minnesota. Dungy played a solid four-year golden moles and thought that had a solid chance to play in the NFL. One thing, however, he did not have the typical stats build or University of a quarterback in the NFL and would have to work your way to a professional team the hard way. He was skeptical about what wrote, and his suspicions turned out to be just as he never received a call from a pro team. However, the Steelers eventually gave him a chance and signed him as a free agent to play in their defensive backfield.

Dungy did most of his time in the Steelers organization. It felt comfortable in Pittsburgh because ownership was more like a family to him only a head. He made the team as a defensive back because of its smaller size and won a Super Bowl during the short time that was there. Dungy went on to play for the best team at the time and ended up with a ring during one of his three years as a player. While playing professional football, he knew that his days in the NFL were limited, and it is necessary to think about other work that could carry out once they end their days playing. As an intelligent young man who had experience as a quarterback’s field and the defensive back, was in a unique position to become a great coach.

Tony carried out various coaching jobs for teams such as the Minnesota Golden moles in the NCAA and Pittsburgh Steelers, chiefs Kansas City and Minnesota Vikings of the NFL. Dungy knew all the right people in the teams that played for and accelerated her career due to his diligence and character. His first head coaching job came after several years of being a coach Coordinator and Assistant. GLAZERS, owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired him as their coach. The GLAZERS and Dungy had a great relationship throughout his career in Tampa Bay. They supported completely to him and direct ideas on the implementation of a complete football team. Dungy ended up bringing his team to the NFC Championship several years in a row, but could never reach the big game. The GLAZERS decided to release coach Dungy. Not only did get fired, but his coaching staff also. This is what bothered Tony He felt that he could find another job in the NFL, but he had a terrible time knowing their assistant coaches, hand picked by coach Dungy, don’t have such a future.

not long after being fired from the Buccaneers organization and does not know what Dios had planned for him, coach Dungy returned home one day to find a message from the owner of the Indianapolis Colts. Colts owner told him that recently fired its coach and knew that Tony would be the perfect fit for the position of head coach in Indianapolis. Tony and his new boss would be developing a team of football as part of the community, not only to win games. Tony ideas of morality, self-accountability and first family of his players would work well in Indianapolis.

coach Dungy inherited an exceptional crime in Indianapolis, led by Peyton Manning. The Defense needed work and trust, but with the help of Dungy, quickly they were playing in a completely different level. The team began to make the playoffs every year where they usually found their rivals, the New England Patriots. The Patriots usually has the best Colts, but not in 2007. Dungy won almost all the regular season games, beat everyone in the playoffs and then destroyed the Bears Chicago of the NFL Super Bowl. Coach Dungy became the first African American coach to win the Super Bowl, and instantly knew I had to apply their knowledge and reputation to make the world a better place. Dungy knew as a successful black man with a very important title and a championship of the world on their behalf, could make an impact.

Tony Dungy has always been a very busy man, working seven days a week, usually with only a few hours sleep. However, he has always found time to do works of charity. This includes the work of the Church, from charities with his wife, Lauren and running all Pro Dad. This organization focuses on parents from across the nation in better people to do and teach these men to be there for their children. The concept is simple, yet deeply important. Imagine how many children in this world do not know that their parents and how not to have a male presence in his life. Dad Pro all teaches parents and figures male even to be role models for youngsters in the world.

while coach Dungy has proven to be a noble person and a great man, is making behind the scenes that really makes it big; It puts his family first and always makes his number one priority. Not only Tony and Laura have many children of their own, they have begun to adopt. Since they are in a position that is lucky in the world and economically wealthy, they have made a better life for black children orphans. Who has children knows that it can be a blessing, but difficult times. Often in life, children can bring happiness incredible, but also sad moments as well. The first child adopt Tony and Laura you are missing a critical gene that allows you to feel pain. Since the child cannot feel pain, parents should see the child at all times to ensure that he is not doing anything that could harm him without knowing it.

most of coach Dungy book is edifying and a positive atmosphere, but there is a part of the book that takes the reader by the surprise. During the season of Championship 2007 Dungy, he received a call in the middle of the night. We all know that the average night calls are never good, and this call was heart breaking; Coach Dungy’s son, Jamie, had committed suicide. Dungy says repeatedly that he will never know what caused Jamie take her own life, but knows that Jamie had put God first in your life and is certainly in heaven now. It is very sad to read about terrible things that happen to these great people, but Dungy put a positive spin on the situation. He said that Jamie blessed his life for eighteen years and reminding for all the joy that he brought. Jamie never had an enemy and makes friends very easily. What Tony Dungy wrote on Jamie, it is very clear that Jamie was as good of a person as his father.

after reading memories of coach Dungy, one thing is clear: coach Dungy lives his life to God. Life will put you through the highest moments of high and the lowest of lows. What makes us different and special is how we react to these situations. Dungy has learned to persevere through the difficult points in life and to remain modest through the moments of championship caliber. Tony Dungy is a model for everyone and we can all learn a positive lesson from reading his book. This book is rated 5 of 5.


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Book Review – Bad Land, An American Romance

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bad land of Johnathan Raban: An American Romance brilliantly descriptive describes efforts of farmers and ranchers, the late 19TH century and early 20TH century, to earn a living in the highly questionable land. This land, more than the same Montana Eastern and the Western Dakota could have been described as land marginal, but Mission of Raban has made abundantly clear that these lands were less marginal.

companies federal railway and the Government would benefit by having the settlers of this region. Your benefits: there would be more products to send back and forth and travel to this region would be much better. However, as Raban documents and I have seen first hand, this marginal land had superficial topsoil, patterns of strong winds, low precipitation and extremely cold winters; and rarely were rewarded the efforts to cultivate the barren land.

this book was written in a casual and friendly manner as the author walked this region and examine some of the farms. It is drama, in fact as Raban explored the remains of these many farms failed. He even found a book that describes the best method to thrive in these arid farms. The book was titled scientific techniques of dry farming Campbell and was subtitled the camel by the Sahara desert and the method of Campbell to the American desert . According to the meteorological data any area with an average annual rainfall of less than three inches per year would be classified as a desert region. This region of Eastern Montana certainly is considered desert than an average of less than three inches of rain a year.

as Raban, too, have walked this earth, but I walked for a different reason. I was in search of sharp-tailed grouse and the elusive sage grouse. I was surprised, those many years ago, they have seen so many remains – remains of rotten and fallen, broken and grey windmills of outbuildings, barns and House as well, vacated foundations of rock, fence of barbed wire rusty long, fence posts that rotted and lying on the ground and espacio-espacio wide open space without end…. Raban book told the story of the many courageous humans trying to produce in this infinitely poor homesteading land, poor land. The Government leaflets and brochures of the railroad were not, doubt, less false, if not simply lies.

Raban had an inspiring idea to write this story, and continued through – bright inspiration, first-hand research and writing highly descriptive!


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How to Conclude a Book Review

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write a review is great especially if you learn something new from it. But when comes to conclude its review of the book, how is it?

in book reviews, the conclusion is designed to reflect the focus of the rest of the piece. The idea is to leave the reader with a clearly articulated and well polished (with the help of a grammar-quality software) final evaluation that brings together all the ideas presented throughout the review.

what components should come into conclusions of your book reviews?

  1. a reaffirmation of the phrase of the subject. This helps cool the main direction of its report for the reader and is a phrase most preferable opening to its conclusion, as compared to the usual approach of giving space to less important issues, such as format of book and similar details.
  2. overview of previously established ideas. It placed emphasis on the primary and material qualities of the book reviewing for the details of your summary, rather than arbitrary (regardless of how you stand out to be). It helps to summarize the discussion for the reader, establish a better context of its final declaration.
  3. a phrase of closing memorable and exhilarating that imparts its recommendation end. Designed to cement its recommendation to the reader, allows you to leave a final thought that supports your general opinion of the book. You can write as a declarative sentence or in the form of a question, for effect. Any extra attention here: the most elegant and impressive, most likely is the reader to heed your advice.


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Book Review: Culmination by Holly Smith

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the apocalypse is a fairly popular subject when it comes to books and movies. Importantly, offer a prospect with a tint of freshness to it. the culmination uses this theme as a backdrop to highlight the human condition and how people might react in the most difficult situations.

while a couple is enjoying of those first moments together as newly married, his Moon of honey changes drastically due to a fault electric total, that soon will learn was a phenomenon global. But they are at least not alone, since more people with those who soon become close friends. Turns out that two of their new acquaintances are Survivalists that they have prepared much for the dawn of civilization. Therefore, the group moves in a cave of high-end, equipped with everything they need to survive in the luxury. However, even if things should have ran smoothly, since everything was planned, it seems that seriously has overlooked an element, human nature and the cost of this monitoring is to be discovered in the pages of the book. In fact, Holly Smith offers a good example of a self fulfilling prophecy, if you think that something is going to happen quite strong, will shape your perception of reality in a way that seeing it done.

completion is a nice addition to the growing literature on the Apocalypse, reflects the focus on human nature and the way in which is dissected in formation of Holly Smith as a psychologist. However, I would not recommend this reading for all ages, as there are some contained graphics throughout the novel; young however, if it is quite interesting. Readers are confronted with some rather controversial issues which can lead to some heated debates. In fact, invites you to an exercise of imagination and consider their alternatives and actions in such a situation. In addition, some of the characters are a little one-dimensional; It seems a little too focused on just one aspect, as cooking. They also tend to overlap. This is observable primarily in their similar expression patterns. How the plot, will although sometimes the action is predictable, there are some fascinating twists outweighing this aspect. However, the most striking aspect is the ability of the author to handle the perspective of the reader. Holly Smith the culmination is above all, about the resistance of the civilization and the vulnerability of humanity.


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