Uncle Robbie

Author: Jack Kavanagh,Norman Lee Macht
Publisher: Society for Amer Baseball
ISBN: 9780910137768
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 200
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Hall of Fame member Wilbert Robinson began his career as a catcher. As a Baltimore Oriole in the 1890s the hard-nosed but congenial receiver joined John McGraw, Wee Willie Keeler, and other greats on the roughest team of the game’s toughest era. He went on to make a reputation with McGraw’s New York Giants as a great developer of pitchers. Subsequently he took over the Brooklyn Dodgers, quickly turning them into pennant winners and gradually becoming the borough’s beloved Uncle Robbie.

Tales of Cybercrime and Other Cyber Tales

Author: Eamon P. Doherty Ph.D.
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1463402260
Category: Drama
Page: 116
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The book is a fictional story about three generations of people and their online and offline computer related activities. Sometimes the activity is lawful and at other times it is not. The dialogue from each person teaches us about digital forensics, Cybercrime, or just the dangers that exist online.

Growing Up in a Tough City

Author: Jerry McGrellis
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595422950
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 140
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Growing up in Jersey City, New Jersey, from 1966 to 1979, Tony quickly learns that there are few rules on the streets. A child born in the city has to learn fast, and Tony is no exception. The fictionalized memoir of author Jerry McGrellis speaks to the carefree days of the past while simultaneously focusing on the current problems of inner-city youth.

Fear & Hope

Author: Luke Marusiak
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483645746
Category: Fiction
Page: 435
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The collapse of the steel industry in the 1970s hit Western Pennsylvania hard. Hundreds of thousands lost their livelihoods, population sank, schools closed, and despair ruled many. In the midst of these trials, the destinies of three who came of age during that timePhilip Bennet, Liam Conti, and Ruth OBrienwere determined by the choice they made: that of fear or that of hope. As the three grapple with their situation and their yearning for significance, they discover their fight is part of a much larger struggle. Excerpt from the prefaceBarack Obama referring to Pennsylvanians, April 2008: Its not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who arent like them . . . That characterization is so far from the truth; an answer is in order. Fear & Hope is intended to be that answer. This novel is meant, first of all, to entertain because the Western Pennsylvania tragedies and triumphs are one heck of story. But it is also, in some small measure, meant to both rebuff Mr. Obamas pompous marginalization and point out the cautionary tales of high-cost mistakes made then that are being repeated today. This novel is part of the Good Fight Series and overlaps times and characters of Marx & Ford, Loud & Clear, and the upcoming Gold & Glory.

Deer in the Headlights

My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs
Author: Levi Johnston
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451651678
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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Levi Johnston—best known as Bristol Palin’s baby daddy and Sarah Palin’s favorite whipping boy—sets out to clear his name and, with any luck, end his run as Alaska’s most hated man. Promising hockey player and Governor Sarah Palin’s almost son-in-law, Levi Johnston was eighteen when Palin became the vice presidential nominee. His unique place as Bristol’s live-in boyfriend provided him a true insider’s view of what was going on behind closed doors at the Palin household. And how Sarah’s public views were often at odds with her home values. It makes it all the more curious that Sarah eventually turned her anger directly on Levi, after losing her ticket to the White House. After being bullied, lied about, and outspent in the courts when he attempted to bond with his new son, Tripp, Levi Johnston now is ready to set the record straight. Deer in the Headlights is a poignant, at times very funny, and fascinating tale of a boy thrust into the media spotlight and now figuring out how to be an adult and a dad. Johnston, ever honest, had a unique window into Palintology at a critical time; he sat in the family’s living room and paid attention. Not bitter and never petty, Johnston shares his story. As Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC so aptly put it: “I love that kid. He’s honest, he’s straightforward, he’s not embarrassed.”

Where Sea Meets Sky

A Novel
Author: Karina Halle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476796432
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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A new adult novel that perfectly captures the existential angst of your early twenties with raw wit, fresh insight, and true feeling from a critically adored USA TODAY bestselling author. Joshua Miles has spent his early twenties spinning his wheels. Working dead-end jobs and living at home has left him exhausted and uninspired, with little energy to pursue his passion for graphic art. Until he meets Gemma Henare, a vivacious out-of-towner from New Zealand. What begins as a one-night stand soon becomes a turning point for Josh. He can’t get Gemma out of his head, even after she has left for home, and finds himself throwing caution to the wind for the first time in his life. It’s not long before Josh is headed to New Zealand with only a backpack, some cash, and Gemma’s name to go on. But when he finally tracks her down, he finds his adventure is only just beginning. Equally infatuated, Gemma leads him on a whirlwind tour across the beautiful country, opening Josh up to life, lust, love, and all the messy heartache in between. Because, when love drags you somewhere, it might never let go—even when you know you have to say goodbye.

Dawn's Early Light

Author: Johnny Sundstrom
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462866182
Category: Fiction
Page: 395
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The year was 1849. The wagon train moved slowly along the parched Oregon Trail in the empty desolation that was to become known as southern Wyoming. Martha Bradford was told she must discard either her cast-iron cook stove or her pianola to lighten the burden for the oxen. She has them both unloaded and then refuses to go on any further: She declared that if the only things that made her life worth living were being left behind, theyd just as well leave both the stove and the pianola, and her with them. This novel is based on the next six generations of her family and the first ranch settled in that part of the country. Here are real cowboys and cowgirls, Indians of the past and present, a faith-challenged evangelist, a militant suffragette, newspaper owner, and many others, linked together by their hard work, rowdy pleasures, their spiritual beliefs or non-beliefs, and stitched into a panoramic story-quilt representing the dream of the Morning Star and its hopeful annunciation of a new day rising in the Old West.

Settling Day

A Memoir
Author: Kate Howarth
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
ISBN: 0702252417
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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Kate Howarth's extraordinary life continues in Settling Day, which follows on from Ten Hail Marys, Howarth's memoir that chronicled her volatile upbringing and the fight to save her son from the forced adoption practices of the time. Thrust out of her son's life while he is still a toddler, teenaged Kate has to rely on her wits and courage to start life anew. Filled with remorse and an unwavering determination to be reunited with her son, Kate begins a journey as she fights injustice and prejudice to create a better life. She amasses a fortune helping build one of Australia's most successful recruitment companies, only to lose it all in a contentious legal battle. Kate once again manages to rebuild her life after a major injury, but is always haunted by her lost son. Settling Day is a remarkable story of resilience that highlights the still prevalent injustices that many women face at work and at home.

The Brooklyn Dodgers

An Informal History
Author: Frank Graham
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809324132
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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First published in 1945 as part of the acclaimed Putnam series of team histories, Frank Graham’s colorful chronicle presents the Brooklyn Dodgers in “all their glory and all their daffiness” from the team’s beginnings as the Atlantics in 1883 through 1943, with a short summary of the 1944 season. In his foreword, Hall of Fame sports writer Jack Lang writes that “in an era that produced for New York sports fans such outstanding sportswriters as Grantland Rice, Sid Mercer, Bill Slocum, Bob Considine, and Tommy Holmes, one of the very best was Frank Graham, whose columns appeared in the New York Sun and later the Journal-American.” Graham covers every aspect of the Dodgers—games, fans, players, managers, executives. And these Dodgers produced their share of legends: Wee Willie Keeler, Mickey Owen, Dazzy Vance, Babe Herman, Charles H. Ebbets, Wilbert Robinson, Charles Byrne, Casey Stengel, Leo Durocher, Zack Wheat, Burleigh Grimes, Steve McKeever, Ed McKeever, Larry MacPhail, Max Carey, Dixie Walker, Branch Rickey, Dolph Camilli, Hugh Casey, Nap Rucker, Van Lingle Mungo, and the voice of the Dodgers, Red Barber. Dealing with the various executives, Graham notes that in the beginning, Charles Ebbets did everything from selling tickets and scorecards to helping out in the front office. In the 1930s, the inept Dodgers provoked laughter until Larry MacPhail moved from Cincinnati to Brooklyn in 1938; one year later, the Dodgers were contenders. When MacPhail departed for the Army after the 1942 season, Branch Rickey succeeded him. Rickey’s scouts signed every youngster who could hit, run, or throw, even though many of them were headed for the war. “When they came back in 1946,” Lang explains, “Rickey had cornered the market on the nation’s young talent—more than six hundred ballplayers.” This history of the Brooklyn Dodgers contains eighteen black-and-white illustrations.

Personal Injuries

Author: Scott Turow
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447244990
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Robbie Feaver is a successful personal injury lawyer, with a burgeoning practice, a way with the ladies and a beautiful wife he loves – who is dying of an incurable illness. He also has a secret bank account where he occasionally deposits funds which make their way into the pockets of judges who decide Robbie’s cases. Robbie is apprehended and, in exchange for leniency, agrees to ‘wear a wire’ as he continues to try to fix decisions. The FBI agent assigned to supervise him goes by the alias of Evon Miller. She is stocky, lonely, uncomfortable in her skin, and impervious to Robbie’s charms. And she carries secrets of her own . . . As the law tightens its net, Robbie’s and Evon’s stories will converge thrillingly and ultimately tragically . . .

Avalon Court

(vignettes of Life of the "Coloured" People on the Cape Flats of Cape Town)
Author: Gladys Thomas
Publisher: N.A
Category: South African drama (English)
Page: 108
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Momma's Olive Branch

A True Story
Author: Elizabeth Tisdale Armstrong
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469103516
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 127
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Mommas Olive Branch is a true story about a familys struggle with illness and death. The author tells the tale through her own eyes about how cancer and diabetes take the lives of her parents, leaving her and two younger brothers to cope with life on their own. The story is full of rich descriptions and details as it takes readers on a young girls journey to adulthood, with all the trials and tribulations she must face. The story is fi lled with messages of hope and inspiration for readers, that death is not a fi nal ending, and love can help anyone through difficult times. For more info see elizabethtisdalearmstrong.com

Dodgers Past & Present

Author: Steven Travers
Publisher: MVP Books
ISBN: 1616731052
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 144
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From their origins as the Brooklyn Atlantics in 1884, through their departure from their beloved borough in 1957, to their record-breaking popularity in sunny Los Angeles, the Dodgers baseball team has been an unstoppable force in professional baseball for well over a century. The franchise has captured a record 21 National League titles, won six World Series championships, and produced dozens of Hall-of-Famers. The Dodgers revolutionized the sports landscape with the signing of Jackie Robinson in 1947 and have boasted a list of players that reads like an all-time all-star team—from Walter Alston to Zack Wheat, Wee Willie Keeler to Pee Wee Reese, Dazzy Vance to Sandy Koufax, Duke Snider to Jeff Kent. The team’s two longtime homes—Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field and Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium—stand out in the pantheon of great baseball palaces. Dodgers Past & Present traces the history of this storied franchise from its origins in the 1880s to its latest accomplishments on the field. Pairing historic black-and-white photos and contemporary images of the modern game, the book explores the ballparks and the fans, the players and the teams that have defined Dodger baseball and captured the attention of fans nationwide.


A Poignant Elegy for a More Beautiful America
Author: Mali Berger
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146532271X
Category: Fiction
Page: 73
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What is this story about? Its about Kate Flanigans personal tragedy, and how she finds the strength to heal and develop a new lifestyle after the staggering blow on Michigans Grand Traverse Bay. Its about Frannie Sullivan, a poet who frees herself from factory work escaping with her fianc to build a new existence in sparkling Elk Rapids, Michigan. Its about Sally McGee and her high school friends in the desert of Fountain Hills, Arizona. The three females magically merge, hither and yon, during episodes of tragic and joyous happenings. Its also about the wonder of spirit in Dublin, Ireland and how the dynamic of force symbolizes a more beautiful America. A special beauty reigns over Grand Traverse Bay from Traverse City to Kewadin, Michigan. This land of my heart fronts the Bay with views of Lake Michigan as far as the eye can see. Cherry orchards and sunflower fields add magic to the forests of pine and juniper that permeate the area. The people who live here enjoy an unusual amount of creative talent that abounds from the natural environment. Juniper, the book, reveals how this spot in the universe helps heal those who have suffered from tragic events.

Clearout Sale

Author: Mark Edwards
Publisher: Andromache Books
ISBN: 1409246957
Page: 146
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Mark Edwards writes with wit, poignancy and economy. In poems and stories of remarkable grace he delineates the corners of a world - his cast of genial no-hopers and poetic dreamers speak to us in the language of Aberdeen - lilting, ironic, occasionally obscene, often hilarious and always genuine. There is depth of feeling in their reticence and a hard-edged wisdom in their careful tenderness. In rendering the specific with such attention, Edwards achieves a universal truth, and shows us ourselves, often at our most vulnerable.

Dreams of the Golden Age

Author: Carrie Vaughn
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466815450
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Like every teen, Anna has secrets. Unlike every teen, Anna has a telepath for a father and Commerce City's most powerful businessperson for a mother. She's also the granddaughter of the city's two most famous superheroes, the former leaders of the legendary Olympiad, and the company car drops her off at the gate of her exclusive high school every morning. Privacy is one luxury she doesn't have. Hiding her burgeoning superpowers from her parents is hard enough; how's she supposed to keep them from finding out that her friends have powers, too? Or that she and the others are meeting late at night, honing their skills and dreaming of becoming Commerce City's next great team of masked vigilantes? Like every mother, Celia worries about her daughter. Unlike every mother, Celia has the means to send Anna to the best schools and keep a close watch on her, every second of every day. At least Celia doesn't have to worry about Anna becoming a target for every gang with masks and an agenda, like Celia was at Anna's age. As far as Celia knows, Anna isn't anything other than a normal teen. Still, just in case, Celia has secretly awarded scholarships at Anna's private high school to the descendants of the city's other superpowered humans. Maybe, just maybe, these teens could one day fill the gap left by the dissolution of The Olympiad....in Carrie Vaughn's Dreams of the Golden Age. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Where There Is Evil

Author: Sandra Brown
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330469789
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 368
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Sandra Brown was eight when her friend and neighbour, twelve-year-old Moira Anderson, disappeared from the small town of Coatbridge near Glasgow in 1957. Moira has never been seen since. Twenty-seven years later, at a family funeral, Sandra's estranged father confessed to her that he had been involved in the girl's disappearance. Appalled and fascinated by his curious half confession, Sandra began to delve into the case and in so doing discovered that her father was an acknowledged child molester whose activities were known not just to everyone in Coatbridge but also to the police. The horrifying jigsaw she pieced together, along with the admission her father had made, ultimately convinced Sandra that he had indeed been responsible for Moira's disappearance nearly fifty years ago. Where There Is Evil is the remarkable story of Sandra's quest to unravel the mystery and see justice done. 'Completely gripping...Sandra Brown found evil in the person of her own father; and she confronted it as few could have done...Everyone will want to read this amazing story' Andrew O'Hagan 'Inspirational...This book is not only important but unique' Jimmy Boyle