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Last Team Standing

Last Team Standing Author Matthew Algeo
ISBN-10 9781613748886
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 288
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During World War II, the National Football League faced a crisis unimaginable today: a shortage of players. By 1943, so many players were in the armed forces that the league was forced to fold one team (the Cleveland Rams) and merge two others: the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles. And so the Steagles were born, with a roster that included military draft rejects, aging stars lured out of retirement, and even a couple of active servicemen who managed to get leave for the games. The team’s center was deaf in one ear, its wide receiver was blind in one eye, and its halfback had bleeding ulcers. One player was so old he'd never played football with a helmet. Yet, somehow, this motley bunch managed to post a winning record—the first for the Eagles and just the second for the Steelers. But Last Team Standing isn’t just about football. It’s also about life in the United States during World War II, a time of fear and hope, of sacrifice and momentous change. It’s about rationing, racism, and Rosie the Riveter. It’s about draft boards, bond drives, and movie stars. Above all, it’s about the men and women of the Greatest Generation who couldn’t fight, but helped win the war in immeasurable ways. Matthew Algeo is the author of Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure and The President Is a Sick Man. An award-winning journalist, Algeo has reported from four continents for public radio’s All Things Considered, Marketplace, and Morning Edition.

Color Blind

Color Blind Author Tom Dunkel
ISBN-10 9780802121370
Release 2014-04-08
Pages 368
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Taking readers back in time to 1947, an award-winning journalist chronicles an integrated baseball team in Bismarck, North Dakota that rose above a segregated society to become champions, delving into the history of the players, the town and baseball itself.

100 Things Jets Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

100 Things Jets Fans Should Know   Do Before They Die Author Bill Chastain
ISBN-10 9781629370002
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 256
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With traditions, records, and team lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Jets fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players. This guide to all things New York Jets covers the famous Super Bowl III that put the team on the map, the 1980s New York Sack Exchange, and the evolution of the team's uniforms. Now updated through the end of the 2013 season, this revised edition includes information on Mark Sanchez’s benching, the rise of Geno Smith, and the loss of Darrelle Revis.

Chance Fortune and the Outlaws

Chance Fortune and the Outlaws Author Shane Berryhill
ISBN-10 9781429992091
Release 2008-01-02
Pages 272
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For as long as he can remember, fourteen-year-old Joshua Blevins has wanted to be a superhero. He has the brains, the passion, and the heart. There's only one problem: he doesn't have any superpowers. But Josh isn't about to let that stop him. Determined not to give up on his dream, Josh enlists the aid of his mentor, Captain Fearless, a retired costumed adventurer, to gain entrance to the Burlington Academy for the Superhuman under the false identity of Chance Fortune—a superhuman with the power of having unnaturally good luck. Masquerading as Chance, Josh rises among the ranks of his fellow students at the Academy, eventually becoming the leader of his own combat team, the Outlaws. Together, Chance and his teammates Psy-Chick, Shocker, Gothika, Space Cadet, Iron Maiden, and Private Justice make new friends, battle new enemies, and ultimately find themselves caught up in a struggle for the fate of the universe. Can Chance and the Outlaws save the universe—AND survive their freshman year? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Cricket For Dummies

Cricket For Dummies Author Julian Knight
ISBN-10 1119996562
Release 2011-02-14
Pages 340
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Whether you’re a weekend cricketer or aspiring armchair expert, Cricket For Dummies helps you make sense of this fascinating sport. Not just a jargon busting guide to cricket’s laws, techniques and tactics, it also contains advice on kitting yourself out and provides lessons on playing the game and improving your batting, bowling and fielding skills. For the budding fan, there’s a guide to the greatest players, the memorable matches, and a tour through the cricketing scene – both domestic and international – giving you the knowledge you need to fully appreciate this special game. This book has been updated for the Ashes 2009, featuring revised information on new players, the Indian premier league, Stanford 20:20 and the latest coverage of past and future competitions. Julian Knight is a BBC journalist, writer, and cricket enthusiast. He is a former youth coach and captain, and has been a club cricketer for over 20 years. Consultant Editor Gary Palmer played first class cricket for ten years with Somerset before becoming a professional coach.

A Band of Misfits

A Band of Misfits Author Andrew Baggarly
ISBN-10 9781633192379
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 336
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With a title drought that started in New York and carried on for more than five decades after the move to the west coast, the San Francisco Giants and their fans were growing restless, waiting for a team like the 2010 roster and that one magical postseason run. The anticipation, memories, and celebrated relief of the season when it finally came together are captured in this chronicle of the World Series season of the Giants. Written in entertaining prose, the book is as much an enjoyable story to be reread through the years as it is a factual account of the events that brought the elusive title to the Giants.

150 Unforgettable Dates

150 Unforgettable Dates Author Haley Miller
ISBN-10 9781462107254
Release 2014-01-14
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Put boring dates out of their misery and join the romance revolution! Whether you're looking for a phenomenal first date or an exciting way to spend your anniversary, you'll never have to scramble for a Friday night activity again with inventive ideas like Re-creating Iron Chef in your own kitchen Volunteering to walk dogs at an animal shelter Taking the Myers-Briggs or color personality tests Going on a day-long roadtrip in your own state Celebrating Face Your Fears Day, Dr. Seuss's birthday, or other obscure holidays With entire chapters devoted to double or group dates, long distance love, and bad weather alternatives, 150 Unforgettable Dates has got you covered in every situation! Replace dinner and a movie with these innovative date ideas that will leave you and your partner looking forward to your next night out.

Don t Let Us Win Tonight

Don t Let Us Win Tonight Author Allan Wood and Bill Nowlin
ISBN-10 9781623688042
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 320
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Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Boston Red Sox’ unprecedented championship run in the fall of 2004, this guide takes fans behind the scenes and inside the dugout, bullpen, and clubhouse to reveal to baseball fans how it happened, as it happened. The book highlights how, during a span of just 76 hours, the Red Sox won four do-or-die games against their archrivals, the New York Yankees, to qualify for the World Series and complete the greatest comeback in baseball history. Then the Red Sox steamrolled through the World Series, sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals in four games, capturing their first championship since 1918. Don’t Let Us Win Tonight is brimming with revealing quotes from Boston’s front office personnel, coaches, medical staff, and players, including Kevin Millar talking about his infectious optimism and the team’s pregame ritual of drinking whiskey, Dave Roberts revealing how he prepared to steal the most famous base of his career, and Dr. William Morgan describing the radical surgery he performed on Curt Schilling’s right ankle. The ultimate keepsake for any Red Sox fan, this is the 2004 team in their own words.

Last Man Standing

Last Man Standing Author David Baldacci
ISBN-10 9780330514323
Release 2011-11-04
Pages 576
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Seven seconds. That's all it took for Web London to lose everything: his friends, his team, his reputation. Point man of the FBI's super-elite Hostage rescue Team, Web roared into a blind alley towards a drug leader's lair, only to meet a high-tech, custom-designed ambush that killed everyone around him. Coping with the blame-filled words of anguished widows and the suspicions of colleagues, Web tries to put his life back together. To do so, he must discover why he was the one man who lived through the ambush - and find the only other person who came out of the alley alive . . . a ten-year-old boy who has since disappeared. Acting on his instincts, Web believes he knows where the killer will strike next. Only this time, he may not survive the attack. In this extraordinary work, David Baldacci uses his unsurpassed storytelling skills to explore the essence of survival itself, as a conspiracy of violence surrounds an FBI agent whose fate was to be the . . . Last Man Standing.

Living as a Young Woman of God

Living as a Young Woman of God Author Jen Rawson
ISBN-10 9780310862833
Release 2009-08-30
Pages 128
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Living as a teenage girl is hard enough for middle schoolers. Living a godly life is even more difficult! It helps to learn from someplace other than culture and media. You can help show young girls how to live as godly young 2 is an eight-week study that will show girls how to live as godly women in the midst of the everyday life issues they face. With games, activities, quizzes, projects and crafts, movie clips, music, and stories, you’ll have your girls engaged in a study that will help them figure out how to live life as the women of God they are. In this study, your small group of middle school girls will:• know who they are, and what they’re capable of• learn to deal with pain and disappointment• grow spiritually• discover how to deal with friends, guys, and parents• find out how to become a woman of GodWalk with your middle school girls as they discover what it looks like to live as godly young women.

Baseball Managers

Baseball Managers Author Bob Bloss
ISBN-10 1566396611
Release 1999
Pages 389
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Why is baseball the only team sport whose managers wear a uniform? Which two managers have led three different teams to the World Series? Who was the last player-manager? Which managers' uniform numbers have been retired? What happened when Ted Turner took over as manager after Atlanta had posted 16 consecutive losses? These and many more questions are answered in Bob Bloss'sBaseball Managers. The perfect book to have for settling a baseball argument, it contains records of each of the more than 400 twentieth-century managers. It traces managing evolution from the original Cincinnati Red Stockings to the Arizona Diamondbacks and from the early days of player-managers and their fourteen-man squads to today's relentless fan and media second-guessing and the emergence of free agency—which now often forces managers to enter battle with teams vastly restructured from the previous season. With chapters on controversial managerial decisions Hall-of-Fame manager profiles and oddball managerial situations, humorous and sometimes poignant anecdotes, and many useful tables listing managers alphabetically, by teams, and by winning percentages,Baseball Managersis a fascinating compilation of statistics, trivia, and memories. Author note:Bob Blossis a freelance baseball journalist who began his writing career in 1960. He has played the role of announcer as well as reporter and is a member of the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association and SABR, the Society of American Baseball Research. Once a slow, second-string high school outfielder in Erie, PA, who could hit a curve ball only when he knew it was coming—and then not very far—Bloss now chronicles baseball and baseball managing.

Bully s Lesson

Bully s Lesson Author Vade Chather
ISBN-10 9781468944747
Release 2014-03-05
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This book is designed to bring light and education to youth and adults about the possible ways of combatting the bullying crisis we face as a nation. This is a story of a bully being converted in a way youth can relate. All on the last day of school before summer break.

Tom Clancy s Rainbow Six Bundle for Red Storm

Tom Clancy s Rainbow Six Bundle for Red Storm Author Prima
ISBN-10 076153458X
Release 2000-11-01
Pages 544
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Tom Clancy s Rainbow Six Bundle for Red Storm has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Tom Clancy s Rainbow Six Bundle for Red Storm also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Tom Clancy s Rainbow Six Bundle for Red Storm book for free.

Baseball Math

Baseball Math Author Christopher Jennison
ISBN-10 1596470070
Release 2005
Pages 104
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Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

Last Lawyer Standing

Last Lawyer Standing Author Douglas Corleone
ISBN-10 9781250014870
Release 2012-08-21
Pages 352
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Defense attorney Kevin Corvelli fled from New York to Hawaii after the sensational death of one of his clients three years ago. Now, in the wake of another client's death—a client Kevin had fallen in love with—Kevin would run again if only he could pull himself free from a couple of high-profile, high-risk cases. The FBI is investigating the poisoning of a young woman who happened to be Governor Wade Omphrey's mistress. The governor was off the island at the time, but that doesn't mean that he didn't order the hit or that he doesn't need a hotshot lawyer like Corvelli defending him. Then the DEA raids a local meth lab and Turi Ahina is picked up in the sweep. A career criminal, Ahina has set Corvelli up with plenty of client referrals, but Corvelli owes him for much more than that ever since Ahina saved his life. Now Ahina's only way out is to turn in the big man, and he can't just tell the FBI who it is—they already know that. He needs to find him and set a trap, a trap that won't succeed without Corvelli's help. The plan is simple, as foolproof and dangerous as a suicide attempt. As the stakes rise, Corvelli gets drawn in deeper and deeper until the only way he can escape is to stick it out to the end in Douglas Corleone's most compelling legal mystery yet.

The Boyer Brothers of Baseball

The Boyer Brothers of Baseball Author Lew Freedman
ISBN-10 9780786470990
Release 2015-02-20
Pages 252
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This the story of the seven baseball-playing Boyer brothers from western Missouri who signed professional contracts in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Led by oldest brother Cloyd, a pitcher, third baseman Ken and third baseman Clete, three of the seven brothers reached the majors. This book recounts their hardscrabble upbringing and how they fought their way to success. Initially discouraged by arm injuries that curtailed his big-league career, Cloyd became a coach and manager at the minor and major league levels, and remained in the game for nearly half a century. The most accomplished, Ken, became a perennial National League All-Star, and was the 1964 Most Valuable Player. In the 1960s, he was the face of the St. Louis Cardinals, and after his playing days ended he returned to manage the team. Clete gained prominence as a regular for the American League champion New York Yankees, and competed in five World Series before starring in the National League and concluding his career in Japan. While they did not make it to the top, the other four brothers enrich the story with their own baseball histories, and help illustrate how the closeness of the family helped each of them succeed.

Tom Clancy s Ghost Recon 2

Tom Clancy s Ghost Recon 2 Author Michael Searle
ISBN-10 0761546030
Release 2004
Pages 204
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Covers both Xbox and PS 2 ·Tactics for effectively using all voice commands and hand signals ·New multiplayer modes covered ·Complete breakdown of each teammate's strengths, weaknesses, and specializations ·Detailed single-player and multiplayer maps illustrate spawn points, enemy locations, and objectives ·Every enemy position revealed ·Expert tips on the entire arsenal, including the M16 assault rifle, the M3A2 MAAWS rocket launcher, and the M8 sniper rifle ·Killer combat strategies