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John Cameron Urschel is a Canadian-American mathematician and retired professional American football guard and center.
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Dispatches from the Other Side of the Scoreboard
Mary Pilon - 2020-08-18
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Exploring the untold stories of losing, Losers features essays from 22 notable writers, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Gay Talese. From Olympic gymnasts to LeBron James's losing record, these stories range from humorous to somber, but all focus on the significance of defeat. Interweaving unpublished pieces with beloved classics, Losers turns sports writing on its head and proves that inspiration can be found in stories of resilience and getting back up after being knocked down.
John Urschel
.@louisahthomas and @marypilon created a collection of stories, all centered around one of the most interesting concepts in sports — losing! This book contains entries from some of the best writers out there, and is definitely worth a read.      source
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Infinite Powers
How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe
Steven Strogatz - 2019-04-02
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Discover the awe-inspiring world of calculus in Infinite Powers. This brilliant book by acclaimed math personality Steve Strogatz makes the often-complicated subject simple and endlessly captivating. From ancient Greece to modern-day discoveries like gravitational waves, Strogatz details how calculus tackled real-world problems to make life-changing innovations possible. Whether a math lover or a hesitant student, Infinite Powers will make you marvel at the language of the universe.
John Urschel
I hope they enjoy it as much as I did. If you or someone you know is studying Calculus, this book is highly recommended.      source
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The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
Lydia Davis - 2009-09-29
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Experience the literary genius of Lydia Davis, hailed as "an American virtuoso of the short story form" and "one of the quiet giants of American fiction". In The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis, read her groundbreaking stories, from Break It Down to the National Book Award nominee, Varieties of Disturbance, collected for the first time in one volume. Don't miss this important event in American letters.
John Urschel
My favorite book (as requested by @stevenstrogatz). Feel free to comment yours!      source