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Dead Ball

By R. D. Rosen
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1480405809
  • Pages : 243
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 789
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Blissberg returns to baseball to protect a player who’s on the verge of making historyFifteen years after retiring from baseball, Harvey Blissberg is suffering a bad case of what his girlfriend, Mickey Slavin, calls “sad man-ism” when the owner of his former team, the Providence Jewels, tracks him down. The team’s star, Moss Cooley, is on the verge of shattering Joe DiMaggio’s “unbreakable” fifty-six-game hitting streak. But Cooley has been receiving racist threats, such as a decapitated lawn jockey with a note reading, “escape retribution.” Would Blissberg mind playing bodyguard for a while? When Cooley’s streak ends shy of DiMaggio’s record, the threats and hate mail continue, suggesting that there’s more at stake than preserving a white man’s supreme achievement. Blissberg follows the trail of clues back into the past, and finds that Moss is not the first Cooley man to be persecuted. A determined psychopath is out for Cooley’s neck, and if he has to murder a few ex-ballplayers on the way—so be it.

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 572
  • File Pdf: the-dash-for-khartoum.pdf

Book Summary:

The story of the Nile Expedition is so recent that no word of introduction is necessary to the historical portion of the tale. The moral, such as it is, of the story of the two lads brought up as brothers is--Never act in haste, for repentance is sure to follow. In this case great anxiety and unhappiness were caused through a lad acting as he believed for the best, but without consulting those who had every right to a voice in the matter. That all came right in the end in no way affects this excellent rule, for all might have gone wrong. We are often misled by a generous impulse, more often perhaps than by an evil one, but the consequences may be just as serious in the one case as the other. When in trouble you should always go freely to your best friends and natural advisers, and lay the case fully before them. It may be that, if the trouble has arisen from your own fault, you will have to bear their temporary displeasure, but this is a small thing in comparison with the permanent injury that may arise from acting on your own impulse. In most cases, cowardice lies at the bottom of concealment, and cowardice is of all vices the most contemptible; while the fear of the displeasure of a parent has ruined many a boy's life. Therefore, when you are in serious trouble always go to your best friend, your father, and lay the case frankly and honestly before him; for you may be sure that present displeasure and even punishment are but small things in comparison with the trouble that may arise from trying to get out of the difficulty in other ways.

A Quarter Past Dead (A Miss Dimont Mystery, Book 3)

By TP Fielden
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Isbn : 0008193797
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 285
  • File Pdf: a-quarter-past-dead.pdf

Book Summary:

‘One of the best in the genre’ THE SUN ‘A fabulously satisfying addition to the canon of vintage crime’ DAILY EXPRESS ‘A delicious adventure’ DAILY MAIL on The Riviera Express *** Murder can strike at any hour...

Ball Four

By Jim Bouton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Isbn : 0795323247
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 105
  • File Pdf: ball-four.pdf

Book Summary:

The 50th Anniversary edition of “the book that changed baseball” (NPR), chosen by Time magazine as one of the “100 Greatest Non-Fiction” books. When Ball Four was published in 1970, it created a firestorm. Bouton was called a Judas, a Benedict Arnold, and a “social leper” for having violated the “sanctity of the clubhouse.” Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force Bouton to sign a statement saying the book wasn’t true. Ballplayers, most of whom hadn’t read it, denounced the book. It was even banned by a few libraries. Almost everyone else, however, loved Ball Four. Fans liked discovering that athletes were real people—often wildly funny people. David Halberstam, who won a Pulitzer for his reporting on Vietnam, wrote a piece in Harper’s that said of Bouton: “He has written . . . a book deep in the American vein, so deep in fact that it is by no means a sports book.” Today Ball Four has taken on another role—as a time capsule of life in the sixties. “It is not just a diary of Bouton’s 1969 season with the Seattle Pilots and Houston Astros,” says sportswriter Jim Caple. “It’s a vibrant, funny, telling history of an era that seems even further away than four decades. To call it simply a ‘tell all book’ is like describing The Grapes of Wrath as a book about harvesting peaches in California.” Includes a new foreword by Jim Bouton’s wife “An irreverent, best-selling book that angered baseball’s hierarchy and changed the way journalists and fans viewed the sports world.” —The Washington Post

Shielding The Truth

By Michael Panckridge,Laurie Daley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Isbn : 0730444384
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 297
  • File Pdf: shielding-the-truth.pdf

Book Summary:

Michael Panckridge, author of the toby Jones cricketing series, joins forces with Australian Rugby League legend Laurie Daly to bring us an exciting new sporting series - League of Legends. Sam Davies loves rugby league more than anything - and now he's been chosen to train in the Country squad! He loves league so much that he even sneaks out to watch the Salamanders, his most despised team, play - any football is better than no football. Sneaking out leads to serious complications when Sam witnesses something on the way home from the match that is somehow tied up with the Salamanders football team and the missing Fogherty Shield. Something really weird is going on, and with the help of his friends, Sam is determined to find out just what it si. But in the process it looks like might end up discovering more than he's bargained for ... Ages: 10-13 years

101 Steps to Win the World Cup

By Cirrus Kazimi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 9780595874767
  • Pages : 206
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 363
  • File Pdf: 101-steps-to-win-the-world-cup.pdf

Book Summary:

Never before has so much information and wisdom about playing and coaching the game of soccer (Football) have been collected and processed in one book. From; who is the right player to who is the right coach for this job, to how to develop your player's technique. From team tactical skills, to how to manipulate time and space and restarts and how to meet the physical demands of the game and become a faster player. The player's diet and the psychology of the game and every conceivable aspect of the game and coaching is discussed in this book. Our mission is to promote the sport of soccer (Football) while at the same time providing an educational environment for individuals at the highest level of the game to improve their approach to playing and coaching skills. It is a book you will go back to over and over to get more information. It is a corner stone for every soccer player and coaches' library.

Cinderella Is Dead

By Kalynn Bayron
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 1547603887
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 226
  • File Pdf: cinderella-is-dead.pdf

Book Summary:

"Wholly original and captivating." - Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times bestselling author of A Curse So Dark and Lonely Girls team up to overthrow the kingdom in this unique and powerful retelling of Cinderella from a stunning new voice that's perfect for fans of A Curse So Dark and Lonely. It's 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl's display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard from again. Sixteen-year-old Sophia would much rather marry Erin, her childhood best friend, than parade in front of suitors. At the ball, Sophia makes the desperate decision to flee, and finds herself hiding in Cinderella's mausoleum. There, she meets Constance, the last known descendant of Cinderella and her step sisters. Together they vow to bring down the king once and for all--and in the process, they learn that there's more to Cinderella's story than they ever knew . . . This fresh take on a classic story will make readers question the tales they've been told, and root for girls to break down the constructs of the world around them.