A Mandaic dictionary by Drower E.S. and Macuch R.

By Drower E.S. and Macuch R.

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That certainly was sound advice. Because my potential appointment to the faculty of a small college would have to be in both the baseball and English programs, such a position would have to be initiated and coordinated by the chief academic officer at the college. I prepared a one-page curriculum vitae that listed Page 6 my academic and athletic experience and my publications. After reproducing two hundred copies of the vita, I drafted a one-page cover letter in which I proposed the idea of my being hired as a head baseball coach and an English teacher-writer who would write a nonfiction book on the baseball program under my leadership.

I, for one, do not care. To be sure, if victories come our way, we'll take them, but we won't lust after them. I can assure you," I told the players before we turned our attention to more mundane matters, ''you'll hear no 'Win one for the Gipper' speeches from me. " That afternoon in late August, the players completed all sorts of forms. The first one listed their sizes for shoes, shirts, and shorts; the instant those forms were completed, I asked a player to run them down to the director of women's athletics so that she might order the stuff at once.

I understood all right. And though disappointed with Bellow's response, I was also delighted by it. For how many other writers could claim that a book manuscript of theirs traveled with a Nobel laureate, going from Chicago to Scotland to Jerusalem, tucked away between the laureate's socks and underwear? Page x This incident came to mind when I started to write the prologue to this book on coaching women's soccer. I wondered: Should I ask a famous personan athlete, a coach, a reporter, a novelist, a poetto write a foreword to the book?

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