Lineup for Yesterday


Author: Ogden Nash
Publisher: Creative Editions
ISBN: 9781568462127
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 56
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In 1949, SPORT magazine published Lineup for Yesterday, a collection of poems by Ogden Nash celebrating the greatest big-league baseball players of the 1800s and early 1900s. Using an alphabetical approach, the famous wordsmith paid entertaining tribute to 24 legends of the diamond, encapsulating each in just 4 clever lines. Creative Editions is proud to present this masterpiece to a new generation of fans, reintroducing icons from the formative years of professional baseball. The masterful mixed-media illustrations of C. F. Payne portray these heroes of summer in their athletic primes in this, the first-ever picture book publication of Nash's classic.

Lineup for Yesterday ABC Baseball Cards


Author: Ogden Nash
Publisher: Creative Editions
ISBN: 9781568462493
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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In 1949, SPORT magazine published "Lineup for Yesterday," a collection of poems by Ogden Nash celebrating the greatest big-league baseball players of the 1800s and early 1900s. In it, the famous wordsmith paid entertaining tribute to 24 legends of the diamond, encapsulating each in just 4 clever lines. Creative Editions is proud to present Nash's classic odes in a boxed set of fullcolor commemorative cards—the perfect gift for baseball fans of all ages.

What's Your Poo Telling You?


Author: Josh Richman,Anish Sheth
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811857826
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 96
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With universal appeal (everyone poops, after all), this witty, illustrated description of over two dozen dookies (each with a medical explanation written by a doctor) details what one can learn about health and well-being by studying what's in the bowl. A floater? It's probably due to a buildup of gas. Now think back on last night's dinner, a burrito perhaps? . . .All the greatest hits are here: The Log Jam, The Glass Shard, The Deja Poo, The Hanging Chad . . . the list goes on. Sidebars, trivia, over 60 euphemisms for number 2, and unusual case histories all make this the ultimate bathroom reader. Who knew you could learn so much from your poo?

F for Effort

More of the Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers
Author: Richard Benson
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452138583
Category: Humor
Page: 128
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From the author of the national bestseller F in Exams comes a brand new compendium of hilarious and inventive wrong test answers and homework hiccups. Featuring gems from elementary school ("two halves make a whale"), middle grades (Q: What does "germinate" mean? A: To become a German citizen), and high school (Q: Fossil fuels are usually associated with which major type of rock? A: Classic rock), these 250 examples of creative invention are sure to charm anyone who has had to bluff or blunder their way through a test.

Dad's Playbook

Wisdom for Fathers from the Greatest Coaches of All Time
Author: Tom Limbert
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452113025
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 120
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This book for dad collects more than 100 inspiring quotes from the greatest coaches of all time. After all, dads do what the best coaches do: they motivate, mentor, discipline, and love. Author and parenting expert Tom Limbert takes wisdom from John Madden, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda, Phil Jackson, and many more, and applies it to fatherhood. With a foreword by Steve Young and photos of famous coaches in action, dads will find a wealth of inspiration in these pages.

The Best of Ogden Nash


Author: Ogden Nash
Publisher: Ivan R Dee
ISBN: 9781566637039
Category: Humor
Page: 465
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Collects more than five hundred humorous poems penned by the American author, including the famous "Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker."

F in Exams

The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers
Author: Richard Benson
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452138575
Category: Humor
Page: 128
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F stands for "funny" in this perfect gift for students or anyone who has ever had to struggle through a test and needs a good laugh. Celebrating the creative side of failure in a way we can all relate to, F in Exams gathers the most hilarious and inventive test answers provided by students who, faced with a question they have no hope of getting right, decide to have a little fun instead. Whether in science (Q: What is the highest frequency noise that a human can register? A: Mariah Carey), the humanities (Q: What did Mahatma Gandhi and Genghis Khan have in common? A: Unusual names), math, or other subjects, these 250 entries prove that while everyone enjoys the spectacle of failure, it's even sweeter to see a FAIL turn into a WIN.

The Wisdom Of Crowds


Author: N.A
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385721706
Category: Social Science
Page: 306
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Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.

This Book Is a Planetarium

And Other Extraordinary Pop-Up Contraptions
Author: Kelli Anderson
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452136219
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 5
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Never has humble paper had such radical ambitions. Defying every expectation of what a book can be, this pop-up extravaganza transforms into six fully functional tools: a real working planetarium projecting the constellations, a musical instrument complete with strings for strumming, a geometric drawing generator, an infinite calendar, a message decoder, and even a speaker that amplifies sound. Artist Kelli Anderson contributes enlightening text alongside each pop-up, explaining the scientific principles at play in her constructions and creating an interactive experience that's as educational as it is extraordinary. Inspiring awe that lasts long after the initial pop, This Book Is a Planetarium leaves readers of all ages with a renewed appreciation for the way things work—and for the enduring magic of books.

Mickey Mantle

The Commerce Comet
Author: Jonah Winter
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
ISBN: 1101933526
Category: Baseball players
Page: 40
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Traces the life and baseball career of the legend, discussing the records he set and some he still holds.

Fascism: A Warning


Author: Madeleine Albright
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062802232
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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#1 New York Times Bestseller A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world, written by one of America’s most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state A Fascist, observes Madeleine Albright, “is someone who claims to speak for a whole nation or group, is utterly unconcerned with the rights of others, and is willing to use violence and whatever other means are necessary to achieve the goals he or she might have.” The twentieth century was defined by the clash between democracy and Fascism, a struggle that created uncertainty about the survival of human freedom and left millions dead. Given the horrors of that experience, one might expect the world to reject the spiritual successors to Hitler and Mussolini should they arise in our era. In Fascism: A Warning, Madeleine Albright draws on her experiences as a child in war-torn Europe and her distinguished career as a diplomat to question that assumption. Fascism, as she shows, not only endured through the twentieth century but now presents a more virulent threat to peace and justice than at any time since the end of World War II. The momentum toward democracy that swept the world when the Berlin Wall fell has gone into reverse. The United States, which historically championed the free world, is led by a president who exacerbates division and heaps scorn on democratic institutions. In many countries, economic, technological, and cultural factors are weakening the political center and empowering the extremes of right and left. Contemporary leaders such as Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un are employing many of the tactics used by Fascists in the 1920s and 30s. Fascism: A Warning is a book for our times that is relevant to all times. Written by someone who has not only studied history but helped to shape it, this call to arms teaches us the lessons we must understand and the questions we must answer if we are to save ourselves from repeating the tragic errors of the past.

The Book of Basketball

The NBA According to the Sports Guy
Author: Bill Simmons
Publisher: ESPN
ISBN: 0345520106
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 734
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An opinionated tour of the past, present, and future of pro basketball, written by ESPN's "Sports Guy" columnist, shares insights on everything from major NBA events and underrated players to how Hall of Famers should be selected.

The Book of Mormon

Another Testament of Jesus Christ
Author: Joseph Smith
Publisher: Harmony Books
ISBN: 9780385513166
Category: Religion
Page: 586
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The first authorized trade edition of the sacred Mormon scripture, first published in 1830, includes the complete text of this gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 100,000 first printing.

Instant One-Pot Meals: Southern Recipes for the Modern 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker


Author: Laura Arnold
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1682681610
Category: Cooking
Page: 208
View: 2018

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Pimento Mac ‘n’ Cheese in 10 minutes? Bourbon Sweet Potatoes in 15? Pecan Cheesecake in 30? Yes! Instantly Southern is here. Cook fast in the modern “instant” pressure cookers—or cook slow, since these 7-in-1 appliances can also be used as a slow-cooker. It’s also a sauté pan, rice cooker, steamer, warmer, and yogurt maker. In Instant One-Pot Meals, Laura Arnold makes delicious Southern cooking easier than ever by tailoring each recipe to one or more of these functions (many mains have both fast and slow options built in). Recipes include: Brown Sugar BBQ Ribs Quick Collard Greens Red Beans and Rice Buttermilk Yogurt with Peaches With breakfast dishes, side dishes, sauces, stocks, and desserts, this cookbook offers easy, simple solutions for entertaining Southern-style on the fly or cooking dinner after a long day.

Friday Night Lights

A Town, a Team, and a Dream
Author: H. G. Bissinger
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9780613371438
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 367
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Chronicles the football season in Odessa, Texas, a depressed All-American town that lives and dies with the fortunes of its high school football team.

The ONE Thing

The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
Author: Gary Keller,Jay Papasan
Publisher: Bard Press
ISBN: 1885167806
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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The ONE Thing has made more than 275 appearances on national bestseller lists, including #1 Wall Street Journal, NewYork Times, and USA Today. It won 12 book awards, has been translated into 26 languages, chosen as one of the Top 5 Business Books of 2013 by Hudson’s Booksellers and one of Top 30 Business Books of 2013 by Executive Book Summaries. Voted one of Top 100 Business Books of All Time on Goodreads. People are using this simple, powerful concept to focus on what matters most in their personal and work lives. Companies are helping their employees be more productive with study groups, training, and coaching. Sales teams are boosting sales. Churches are conducting classes and recommending for their members. By focusing their energy on one thing at a time people are living more rewarding lives by building their careers, strengthening their finances, losing weight and getting in shape, deepening their faith, and nurturing stronger marriages and personal relationships. YOU WANT LESS. You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking a toll. And what’s the cost? Second-rate work, missed deadlines, smaller paychecks, fewer promotions—and lots of stress. AND YOU WANT MORE. You want more productivity from your work. More income for a better lifestyle. You want more satisfaction from life, and more time for yourself, your family, and your friends. NOW YOU CAN HAVE BOTH—LESS AND MORE. In The ONE Thing, you’ll learn to • cut through the clutter • achieve better results in less time • build momentum toward your goal • dial down the stress • overcome that overwhelmed feeling • revive your energy • stay on track • master what matters to you The ONE Thing delivers extraordinary results in every area of your life—work, personal, family, and spiritual. WHAT’S YOUR ONE THING?

Addicted to Black & Gold

One Fan's Year with His Club and the World's Most Popular Sport
Author: Chris Gallutia
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595096573
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 364
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This book bleeds passion and commitment. The author has taken the time to recount his feelings on his club as the year unfolded. The book contains pithy remarks, trenchant observations, and fresh, insightful view of the burgeoning American soccer scene through the eyes of one fan. He covers his club in an honest open manner, remaining forever objective albeit dedicated to his team. At the same time, he assesses the sport, the league, and opposing clubs in the same forthright manner.

From Yesterday to TODAY

Six Decades of America's Favorite Morning Show
Author: Stephen Battaglio
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 0762445483
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 272
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“When Dave Garroway welcomed viewers to Today on that day in 1952, he ushered in a new era in broadcasting. . . . It was a place where viewers could turn to each morning to satisfy their appetite for all things news and information. It was a destination for the curious to learn more about what had happened overnight and how the day ahead might shape up. And they would see and hear it all from the best storytellers in broadcasting.”—from the foreword Throughout the history of television there has been nothing quite like NBC’s Today. Ever since the brilliant and innovative TV network executive Pat Weaver conceived the idea of broadcasting a “national newspaper of the air,” Today has chronicled the triumphs and tragedies of our times through personalities that viewers have trusted and admired. With dozens of never-before-published photographs, From Yesterday to TODAY offers an insightful and entertaining history of America’s favorite morning show from its experimental beginnings with Dave Garroway and a chimpanzee named J. Fred Muggs to its enduring success in the 21st century with co-anchors Matt Lauer and Ann Curry. Through personal recollections from Today family members such as Barbara Walters, Tom Brokaw, Jane Pauley, Bryant Gumbel, Katie Couric, Willard Scott, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Meredith Vieira, and Ann Curry From Yesterday to TODAY will take you on the unique journey traveled by those who reported the news, reflected on cultural trends and provided comfort to a nation of viewers often before they have had that first cup of coffee. For more than sixty years, Today has delivered the public their first glimpse at the new ideas, political leaders, and social upheaval that shaped our lives. It has remained a constant in a dynamic medium that evolved from grainy black-and-white images to the computer screen. It has reminded us of the joy of living and why it is worth getting up each day.

Baseball Junkie

The Rise, Fall and Redemption of a World Series Champion
Author: Aubrey Huff,Stephen Cassar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780998440705
Category:
Page: N.A
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Porn for Women


Author: Cambridge Women's Pornography Cooperative
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811873706
Category: Photography
Page: 96
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Moishe's Miracle author Laura Krauss Melmed and illustrator Elisabeth Schlossberg celebrate Hanukkahin joyful action rhymes, festive poems, and exuberant scenes of family life. From traditional holiday foods to the story of the Maccabees, they capture the warm sights, sounds, and tastes of this wintertime festival.