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📒House Of Nails ✍ Lenny Dykstra
✏House of Nails Book Summary : "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.
📒Hearings Before Committee On Armed Services Of The House Of Representatives On Sundry Legislation Affecting The Naval And Military Establishments 1950 ✍ United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services
✏Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services
✏Release Date : 1951
✏Pages : 3122
✏ISBN : UIUC:30112119651708
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
✏Hearings Before Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives on Sundry Legislation Affecting the Naval and Military Establishments 1950 Book Summary :
📒Journals Of The House Of Commons ✍ Great Britain House of Commons
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📒Journals Of The House Of Commons ✍ Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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📒Parliamentary Papers House Of Commons And Command ✍ Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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📒The House Of Silk ✍ Anthony Horowitz
✏The House of Silk Book Summary : 'Horowitz has captured Holmes Heaven' THE TIMES THE HOUSE OF SILK was the first official new Sherlock Holmes mystery and a SUNDAY TIMES bestseller from the author of MAGPIE MURDERS THE GAME'S AFOOT . . . It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks. Intrigued, Holmes and Watson find themselves swiftly drawn into a series of puzzling and sinister events, stretching from the gas-lit streets of London to the teeming criminal underworld of Boston and the mysterious 'House of Silk' . . .
📒Jars Of Nails ✍ Gabriel Godard
✏Jars of Nails Book Summary : In the 1980's, Junction City, Kansas, is still a small, rural community two hours outside of Kansas City. People know each other on a first-name basis, look out for each other's children, and are proud of their blue-collar roots. It's also the home of four boys who create havoc in the industrial town: Cory Blake, Jeff Brooks, Chris Tate, and Michael Thomson. Known as the Junction City Four, the boys are always together and always causing trouble. As they grow to manhood, their bond remains strong. But when one of the four begins to psychologically unravel, he starts a killing spree that throws the men into a tailspin of uncertainty, fear, and horror. To bring the serial killer to justice, the town calls in an FBI specialist from Kansas City. But the Junction City Four is unaware of their members sadistic past, and his reasons for killing will shock them
📒House ✍ Tracy Kidder
✏House Book Summary : Tracy Kidder takes readers to the heart of the American Dream: the building of a family's first house with all its day-to-day frustrations, crises, tensions, challenges, and triumphs.
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📒The Year S Best Science Fiction Eighteenth Annual Collection ✍ Gardner Dozois
✏The Year s Best Science Fiction Eighteenth Annual Collection Book Summary : The twenty-three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our being, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Stephen Baxter, M.Shayne Bell, Rick Cook, Albert E. Cowdrey, Tananarive Due, Greg Egan, Eliot Fintushel, Peter F. Hamilton, Earnest Hogan, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Susan Palwick, Severna Park, Alastair Reynolds, Lucius Shepard, Brian Stableford, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Robert Charles Wilson Supplementing the stories is the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.