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Thompson, Neal

Overview
Works: 20 works in 80 publications in 1 language and 4,518 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Autobiographies  Original cast recordings  Musicals  Excerpts 
Roles: Author, Performer
Classifications: PN4874.R53, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Neal Thompson
 
Most widely held works by Neal Thompson
A curious man : the strange & brilliant life of Robert "Believe It or Not" Ripley by Neal Thompson( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marvelously compelling biography of Robert Ripley, the enigmatic cartoonist turned globetrotting millionaire who won international fame by celebrating the world's strangest oddities
Driving with the devil : southern moonshine, Detroit wheels, and the birth of NASCAR by Neal Thompson( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the origins of NASCAR racing in the world of Southern moonshiners, who used fast Ford cars to transport bootleg alcohol during the Depression and who transformed their driving skills to the Dixie racetracks in the aftermath of World War II
Light this candle : the life and times of Alan Shepard, America's first spaceman by Neal Thompson( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Mercury Seven team member Alan Shepard, America's first man into space, describes his achievements as a test pilot, competitive nature, and career-challenging struggles with illness
Hurricane season : a coach, his team, and their triumph in the time of Katrina by Neal Thompson( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Saturday, August 27, 2005, the John Curtis Patriots met for a grueling practice. Head coach J.T. Curtis was determined to drill the mistakes out of them before their highly anticipated next game. But that afternoon was the last time the Patriots would see one another for weeks; some teammates they'd never see again: Hurricane Katrina was about to tear their lives apart. John Curtis is a small family-run school, with no stadium of its own. The team plays an old-school offense, and Coach Curtis gives every kid who wants to play a chance. As of 2005, they'd won 19 state championships in his 35 years of coaching, making him the second most winning high school coach ever. Curtis has honed to a fine art the skill of teaching players how to transcend their natural talents, of making boys into men. Hurricane Katrina would put those lessons to the test of a lifetime.--From publisher description
A curious man : [the strange and brilliant life of Robert "Believe it or not" Ripley] by Neal Thompson( Recording )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marvelously compelling biography of Robert 'Believe It or Not' Ripley, the enigmatic cartoonist turned globetrotting millionaire who won international fame by celebrating the world's strangest oddities, and whose outrageous showmanship taught us to believe in the unbelievable. As portrayed by acclaimed biographer Neal Thompson, Ripley's life is the stuff of a classic American fairy tale. Cursed by shyness, Ripley turned his sense of being an outsider into an appreciation for strangeness
Hurricane season : [a coach, his team, and their triumph in the time of Katrina] by Neal Thompson( Recording )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a great high school football coach, his team, and their school as they fight back from the shocking tragedy of Hurricane Katrina. It is a story of football, faith, and of the transformative power of a team that rises above adversity, and above its own abilities, to come together again and prove what they're made of
The strange and brilliant life of Robert 'Believe It or Not' Ripley by Neal Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the biography of Robert Ripley, of 'Believe it or Not!' fame
Kickflip boys : a memoir of freedom, rebellion, and the chaos of fatherhood by Neal Thompson( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a dispassionate but tender eye, Thompson captures the ache, fizz, yearning and frustration of being the father of adolescent boys--and of adolescence itself, observed and remembered."--Michael ChabonWhat makes a good father, and what makes one a failure? Does less-is-more parenting inspire independence and strength, or does it encourage defiance and trouble? Kickflip Boys is the story of a father's struggle to understand his willful skateboarder sons, challengers of authority and convention, to accept his role as a vulnerable "skate dad," and to confront his fears that the boys are destined for an unconventional and potentially fraught future.With searing honesty, Neal Thompson traces his sons' progression through all the stages of skateboarding: splurging on skate shoes and boards, having run-ins with security guards, skipping classes and defying teachers, painting graffiti, drinking and smoking, and more. As the story veers from funny to treacherous and back, from skateparks to the streets, Thompson must confront his complicity and fallibility. He also reflects on his upbringing in rural New Jersey, and his own adventures with skateboards, drugs, danger, and defiance. A story of thrill-seeking teens, of hope and love, freedom and failure, Kickflip Boys reveals a sport and a community that have become a refuge for adolescent boys who don't fit in. Ultimately, it's the survival story of a loving modern American family, of acceptance, forgiveness, and letting go
Kickflip boys : a memoir of freedom, rebellion, and the chaos of fatherhood by Neal Thompson( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a dispassionate but tender eye, Thompson captures the ache, fizz, yearning and frustration of being the father of adolescent boys--and of adolescence itself, observed and remembered."--Michael Chabon. What makes a good father, and what makes one a failure? Does less-is-more parenting inspire independence and strength, or does it encourage defiance and trouble? Kickflip Boys is the story of a father's struggle to understand his willful skateboarder sons, challengers of authority and convention, to accept his role as a vulnerable "skate dad," and to confront his fears that the boys are destined for an unconventional and potentially fraught future. With searing honesty, Neal Thompson traces his sons' progression through all the stages of skateboarding: splurging on skate shoes and boards, having run-ins with security guards, skipping classes and defying teachers, painting graffiti, drinking and smoking, and more. As the story veers from funny to treacherous and back, from skateparks to the streets, Thompson must confront his complicity and fallibility. He also reflects on his upbringing in rural New Jersey, and his own adventures with skateboards, drugs, danger, and defiance. A story of thrill-seeking teens, of hope and love, freedom and failure, Kickflip Boys reveals a sport and a community that have become a refuge for adolescent boys who don't fit in. Ultimately, it's the survival story of a loving modern American family, of acceptance, forgiveness, and letting go"--
A Curious Man by Neal Thompson( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marvelously compelling biography of Robert Ripley, the enigmatic cartoonist turned globetrotting millionaire who won international fame by celebrating the world's strangest oddities
Tenderloin : a musical comedy : 2000 original cast recording by Jerry Bock( Recording )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fiddler on the roof( Visual )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sweet, sweet Dixie( Recording )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A curious man : the strange and brilliant life of Robert Ripley : "Believe it or not" by Neal Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Neal Thompson : Driving with the devil( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Talk show host Diane Rehm interviews journalist and author Neal Thompson who discusses his book Driving with the devil. Thompson's book traces the origins of stock car racing to moonshining whiskey in the Prohibition-era South
Photographs of Louis I. Kahn by Neal Thompson( )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection comprises 3 black and white photoprints and 5 negatives of Louis I. Kahn in a recording studio playing piano. A map of Fort Worth, TX hangs in the back ground and may identify the location of the photo. The collection includes an envelope from a Philadelphia area photo lab dated May 6, 1970
Memories of Louise( Recording )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tucker'd out by James Tucker( Recording )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Stress and coping in the context of meaning-making in patients with rheumatoid arthritis by Neal Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Meaning-making is important for those with chronic illness because adjustment to threatening situations is partially determined by the individual's ability to find meaning in adverse circumstances. An integrative theoretical and empirical approach to meaning-making has been proposed, outlining how people respond to stressful events. Numerous different meanings can be made including the sense of having 'made sense', acceptance, re-attributions and casual understanding, perceptions of growth or positive life changes, and integration of the stressful experience into identity. The relationship between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and stress supports a link between stressors and vulnerability factors such as illness perceptions and coping responses on the course of RA disease activity. Further, both the HPA axis and SAM physiological stress systems are associated with RA appearing to mediate the relationship between environmental stressors and RA. The general aim of this study was to investigate stress, coping strategies and illness perceptions in the context of 'meaning-making' in relation to a range of psychosocial outcome measures in a patient population suffering from RA. More specifically, the study sought to determine whether there were associations between how RA patients ascribe meaning to their illness and their quality of life, post-traumatic growth, perceived stress, anxiety, depression, acceptance and illness identity. This study also investigated whether different causal attributions, specifically stress and non-stress, are associated with a variety of psychosocial health outcomes. In adopting an illness perceptions model to investigate psychosocial outcomes in the context of meaning-making, monitoring and blunting coping strategies were also assessed to determine whether they were associated with positive or negative psychological and physiological health outcomes. The research employed a correlational design using emotional expression, illness perceptions, coping strategies as well as several health outcome measures. Forty seven participants with RA, recruited via Arthritis New Zealand, consented to participate in the study. They completed a questionnaire and expressive writing task assessing whether they had found meaning, their coping strategies with medical threat, illness perceptions, post-traumatic growth, perceived stress, anxiety, depression, acceptance, illness identity and quality of life. Significant differences were found between the Seeking Meaning and Found Meaning groups on the Quality of Life physical health subscale, indicating that seeking meaning is associated with lower self-reported physical health than having found meaning. Significant differences were also found between the Seeking Meaning and Found Meaning groups in the HADS Anxiety and Quality of Life environment subscales, indicating that seeking meaning is associated with higher levels of anxiety among RA participants and also that the process of seeking meaning is associated with poorer environments, effecting the quality of life of patients with RA. Differences were found between the Stress and Non-stress groups on the post-traumatic growth strength subscale and on the physical health subscale of the WHO quality of life measure. These findings suggest that those RA participants that consider stress among their top 3 causal attributions have improved self-reported physical health in the area of quality of life and also strength from post-traumatic growth than do those RA participants who did not attribute stress as a significant cause of their RA. Scores on the Monitoring scale were significantly associated with post-traumatic growth scores, indicating that those participants that adopt a monitoring approach to coping with RA report improved overall post-traumatic growth. There was also an association between Monitoring scores and HADS Anxiety, indicating that those participants that adopt a monitoring approach to coping with RA report high levels of anxiety. Finally, a significant association was found between Blunting scores and the PTGI Spiritual subscale, indicating that those RA participants high in Blunting were more likely to report greater post-traumatic growth in the spiritual domain. Findings from this study underscore the significance of stress, coping strategies and illness perceptions across a range of health outcome measures in the context of meaning-making in patients with RA. Results should be interpreted cautiously however, taking into account considerations of statistical analysis such as low sample size and possible sampling bias
 
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