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House of Nails

House of Nails Book
Author : Lenny Dykstra
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-06-28
ISBN : 0062407384
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Tough, straight, upsetting, and strangely beautiful. One of the best sports autobiographies I've ever read. It comes from the heart." —Stephen King Eclipsing the traditional sports memoir, House of Nails, by former world champion, multimillionaire entrepreneur, and imprisoned felon Lenny Dykstra, spins a tragicomic tale of Shakespearean proportions -- a relentlessly entertaining American epic that careens between the heights and the abyss. Nicknamed "Nails" for his hustle and grit, Lenny approached the game of baseball -- and life -- with mythic intensity. During his decade in the majors as a center fielder for the legendary 1980s Mets and the 1990s Phillies, he was named to three All-Star teams and played in two of the most memorable World Series of the modern era. An overachiever known for his clutch hits, high on-base percentage, and aggressive defense, Lenny was later identified by his former minor-league roommate Billy Beane as the prototypical "Moneyball" player in Michael Lewis's bestseller. Tobacco-stained, steroid-powered, and booze-and-drug-fueled, Nails also defined a notorious era of excess in baseball. Then came a second act no novelist could plausibly conjure: After retiring, Dykstra became a celebrated business mogul and investment guru. Touted as "one of the great ones" by CNBC's Jim Cramer, he became "baseball's most improbable post-career success story" (The New Yorker), purchasing a $17.5-million mansion and traveling the world by private jet. But when the economy imploded in 2008, Lenny lost everything. Then the feds moved in: convicted of bankruptcy fraud (unjustly, he contends), Lenny served two and a half harrowing years in prison, where he was the victim of a savage beating by prison guards that knocked out his front teeth. The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, channeling the bewildered fascination of many observers, declared that Lenny's outrageous rise and spectactular fall was "the greatest story that I have ever seen in my lifetime." Now, for the first time, Lenny tells all about his tumultuous career, from battling through crippling pain to steroid use and drug addiction, to a life of indulgence and excess, then, an epic plunge and the long road back to redemption. Was Lenny's hard-charging, risk-it-all nature responsible for his success in baseball and business and his precipitous fall from grace? What lessons, if any, has he learned now that he has had time to think and reflect? Hilarious, unflinchingly honest, and irresistibly readable, House of Nails makes no apologies and leaves nothing left unsaid.

Nails the Inside Story of an Amazin Season

Nails  the Inside Story of an Amazin  Season Book
Author : Lenny Dykstra,Marty Noble
Publisher : Doubleday Books
Release : 1987
ISBN : 9780385242530
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The outspoken center fielder of the New York Mets tells the inside story of the team's '86 season, with details on their victories in the playoffs and the World Series and insights into the team's off-the-field controversies

Songs of Life and Grace

Songs of Life and Grace Book
Author : Linda Scott DeRosier
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Release : 2015-01-13
ISBN : 081315989X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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On a muggy, late August afternoon in 1936, somewhere along the banks of Greasy Creek, Life found Grace -- walking the dusty mile between work and home in a brand new pair of leather kitten-heeled pumps, blond curls bouncing in the sun. Two weeks later, Lifie Jay Preston and Grace Mollette married, a union that lasted until their deaths fifty-eight years later. There was something about them, their daughter Linda would discover, a kind of radiance and love of living that would mark them in the memories of every person they encountered -- a song that resonates years after their passing. Songs of Life and Grace is their story, told by the daughter whose own life grew out of their loving ministries and Appalachian sensibilities. Linda Scott DeRosier, the celebrated author of Creeker: A Woman's Journey, draws on family letters and lore, interviews, and her own recollections to reach a better understanding of her parents and the families that formed them both. Along the way, she introduces an unforgettable cast of characters: the formidable Grandma Emmy; Uncle Burns, an infamous ladies' man; helpless and simple Aunt Jo; and gentle Pop Pop, who could peel an apple in one long, unbroken spiral. A stirring, honest look at Appalachia and a tribute to the unbreakable bonds of family, Songs of Life and Grace establishes DeRosier as one of the most vital and exciting new voices of the American South.

The Fact of a Body

The Fact of a Body Book
Author : Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
Publisher : Flatiron Books
Release : 2017-05-16
ISBN : 1250080568
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Complex and challenging... push[es] the boundaries of writing about trauma." —The New York Times “A True Crime Masterpiece” – Vogue Entertainment Weekly "Must" List and Best Books of the Year So Far Real Simple's Best New Books Guardian Best Book of the Year Lambda Literary Award Winner Chautauqua Prize Winner "The Fact of a Body is one of the best books I've read this year. It's just astounding." — Paula Hawkins, author of Into the Water and The Girl on the Train "This book is a marvel. The Fact of a Body is equal parts gripping and haunting and will leave you questioning whether any one story can hold the full truth." — Celeste Ng, author of the New York Times bestselling Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere Before Alex Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working to help defend men accused of murder, they think their position is clear. The child of two lawyers, they are staunchly anti-death penalty. But the moment convicted murderer Ricky Langley’s face flashes on the screen as they review old tapes—the moment they hear him speak of his crimes -- they are overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. Shocked by their reaction, they dig deeper and deeper into the case. Despite their vastly different circumstances, something in his story is unsettlingly, uncannily familiar. Crime, even the darkest and most unsayable acts, can happen to any one of us. As Alex pores over the facts of the murder, they find themself thrust into the complicated narrative of Ricky’s childhood. And by examining the details of Ricky’s case, they are forced to face their own story, to unearth long-buried family secrets, and reckon with a past that colors their view of Ricky's crime. But another surprise awaits: They weren’t the only one who saw their life in Ricky’s. An intellectual and emotional thriller that is also a different kind of murder mystery, THE FACT OF A BODY is a book not only about how the story of one crime was constructed -- but about how we grapple with our own personal histories. Along the way it tackles questions about the nature of forgiveness, and if a single narrative can ever really contain something as definitive as the truth. This groundbreaking, heart-stopping work, ten years in the making, shows how the law is more personal than we would like to believe -- and the truth more complicated, and powerful, than we could ever imagine.

MARK TWAIN 12 Novels 195 Short Stories Autobiography 10 Travel Books 160 Essays Speeches Illustrated

MARK TWAIN  12 Novels  195 Short Stories  Autobiography  10 Travel Books  160  Essays   Speeches  Illustrated  Book
Author : Mark Twain
Publisher : e-artnow
Release : 2017-07-20
ISBN : 8026878159
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This carefully crafted ebook collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Gilded Age The Prince and the Pauper A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court The American Claimant Tom Sawyer Abroad Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc Pudd'nhead Wilson Tom Sawyer, Detective A Horse's Tale The Mysterious Stranger Novelettes A Double Barrelled Detective Story Those Extraordinary Twins The Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut The Stolen White Elephant The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven Short Story Collections The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance Sketches New and Old Merry Tales The £1,000,000 Bank Note and Other New Stories The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches Alonzo Fitz, and Other Stories Mark Twain's Library of Humor Other Stories Essays, Satires & Articles How to Tell a Story, and Other Essays What Is Man? And Other Essays Editorial Wild Oats Letters from the Earth Concerning the Jews To My Missionary Critics Christian Science Queen Victoria's Jubilee Essays on Paul Bourget Essays on Copyrights Other Essays Travel Books The Innocents Abroad A Tramp Abroad Roughing It Old Times on the Mississippi Life on the Mississippi Following the Equator Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion Down the Rhône The Lost Napoleon Mark Twain's Notebook The Complete Speeches The Complete Letters Autobiography Biographies Mark Twain: A Biography by Albert Bigelow Paine The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine My Mark Twain by William Dean Howells Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.

Country Life

Country Life Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1968-09
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Memoirs of a Shape Shifter

Memoirs of a Shape Shifter Book
Author : Thomas Kaplan-Maxfield
Publisher : Kepler Press
Release : 2010-06-12
ISBN : 0971377014
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Illustrated Carpenter and Builder

The Illustrated Carpenter and Builder Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1885
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome

Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1932
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Edge of Life

The Edge of Life Book
Author : Pierre Victor Lagayette
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1978
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Carpenter s Life as Told by Houses

A Carpenter s Life as Told by Houses Book
Author : Larry Haun,Kevin Ireton
Publisher : Taunton Press
Release : 2011
ISBN : 1600854028
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Installing a beautiful walkway made of pavers, creating a dramatic brick-covered wall, or even repairing foundational cracks to preserve your home--projects like these are easier than ever for DIY-ers with Masonry Complete, today's most comprehensive reference on masonry. Written for both beginner and advanced home improvers by a second-generation stonesman, this complete masonry guide delves deeply into everything, including buying the right tools, setting up safety precautions, digging a footing, pouring concrete, building a stone fireplace, repairing old masonry, and more. With Cody Macfie's step-by-step approach and you-can-do-it attitude, readers will feel empowered and confident to tackle any project, deal with challenges should they arise, and proudly net a finished product in less time than imagined.

The Annual American Catalogue

The Annual American Catalogue Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1895
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Journal of Education for Ontario

The Journal of Education for Ontario Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1870
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Outer Edge of Ulster

The Outer Edge of Ulster Book
Author : Hugh Dorian
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Hugh Dorian died in great poverty in the Bogside in April 1914 and was buried in an unmarked grave in Derry City Cemetery. He never saw his narrative - which contains the most extensive lower-class account of the Great Famine - in print.

Public Opinion

Public Opinion Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1871
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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House Calls

House Calls Book
Author : Marvin Brown
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1988
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Athen um

The Athen  um Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1895
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Encyclopaedia Britannica Book
Author : Thomas Spencer Baynes
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1891
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Encyclopaedia Britannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1891
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Critic

The Critic Book
Author : Jeannette Leonard Gilder,Joseph Benson Gilder
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1893
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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