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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.

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.

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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Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony

Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony Book
Author : George Francis Dow
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2012-08-09
ISBN : 0486157857
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Comprehensive, reliable account of 17th-century life in one of the country's earliest settlements. Contemporary records, over 100 historically valuable pictures vividly describe early dwellings, furnishings, medicinal aids, wardrobes, trade, crimes, more.

The Memoir of a Nazarene

The Memoir of a Nazarene Book
Author : Edward J. Murray
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2012-04-30
ISBN : 1477101748
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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No one would disagree with the contention that the central figure in this semi-fictional work has been written about continuously for two millenniums. A continued interest in his life and commentary on it does seem timeless. It is the unanimous opinion in the Christian world that he is both true God and true man. Once they say it in good faith, they forget about his humanity and the frailties that come with it. They stay singularly preoccupied with his extra-terrestrial connection. This novel flips the preoccupation. It is a study of the real man. It is done so without diminishing the extraordinary events surrounding his life. The novel appears to be unique in that it allows the extraordinary man to talk for himself. It is unique in many ways. To name a few: there are weather reports, a calendar of events, his farm work, hours and mileage for his trips, his sport competitions, his high school days, and a man with a good sense of humor. A list of the fresh ways of looking at the man is long.

The Gift of an Ordinary Day

The Gift of an Ordinary Day Book
Author : Katrina Kenison
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2009-09-07
ISBN : 0446558095
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Gift of an Ordinary Day is an intimate memoir of a family in transition-boys becoming teenagers, careers ending and new ones opening up, an attempt to find a deeper sense of place, and a slower pace, in a small New England town. It is a story of mid-life longings and discoveries, of lessons learned in the search for home and a new sense of purpose, and the bittersweet intensity of life with teenagers--holding on, letting go. Poised on the threshold between family life as she's always known it and her older son's departure for college, Kenison is surprised to find that the times she treasures most are the ordinary, unremarkable moments of everyday life, the very moments that she once took for granted, or rushed right through without noticing at all. The relationships, hopes, and dreams that Kenison illuminates will touch women's hearts, and her words will inspire mothers everywhere as they try to make peace with the inevitable changes in store.

The Autobiography of an ExtraTerrestrial Saga

The Autobiography of an ExtraTerrestrial Saga Book
Author : Craig Campobasso
Publisher : Author House
Release : 2014-12-11
ISBN : 149695341X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1959, an ExtraTerrestrial incarnated on Earth. He doesn't remember who he is; but his cells hold his past-life memories. After twenty-six years of spiritual education as a human, Cosmic Thought Adjusters determine that he is ready to know the truth, so they awaken him to his heritage. He was an instructor at the University of Melchizedek, where he trained Mighty Messengers to incarnate on Earth for secret "consciousness raising" programs, and in this incarnation, he has traveled with them. This is the autobiography of Solar Commander Thyron--whose mission it is to unite Earth with Universal Society. Now that this Earthman's heart rules his mind, communications with enlightened extraterrestrials are permitted, and a trip to his home and awaiting family in the Pleiades Star System is facilitated.Ultimately, Thyron's Earth body is put into a slumber, and he is returned to his former Titan self. His family reunion is short-lived in the face of a galactic crisis. The evil forces--knowing of his brief homecoming--steal what is most precious to him, luring him into direct combat. His only armor is courage and a powerful Crystal Light Sword of Truth, given to him by Archangel Michael, his sovereign, just before he is thrust into the most barbaric cosmic war ever recorded. His enemy, the Dark Sa' Tan, commands the Brubarian armies--terrifying beasts, who wield impressive black-art technologies. Now a leader amongst extraterrestrials in the Star Seed Alignment of Space Peoples and Planets, the fate of the universe hangs in the balance, and not even Thyron can imagine what awaits him. http://www.AutobiographyOfAnET.com

The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 1870
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum Book
Author : James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry
Publisher :
Release : 1868
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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21 Bringing Down the House Movie Tie In

21  Bringing Down the House   Movie Tie In Book
Author : Ben Mezrich
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2008-02-01
ISBN : 1416564195
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recounts the story of how a notorious gang of MIT blackjack savants devised and received backing for a system for winning at the world's most sophisticated casinos, an endeavor that earned them more than three million dollars. Originally published as Bringing Down the House. Reissue. (A Columbia Pictures film, written by Peter Steinfeld & Allan Loeb, directed by Robert Luketic, releasing March 2008, starring Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, Jim Sturgess, & others) (Current Affairs)

Public Opinion

Public Opinion Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 1871
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New Outlook

New Outlook Book
Author : Alfred Emanuel Smith,Francis Walton
Publisher :
Release : 1891
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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