House of Nails Book PDF

House of Nails

  • Author : Lenny Dykstra
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780062407382

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House of Nails Book Description :

"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

Macho Row Book PDF

Macho Row

  • Author : William C. Kashatus
  • Publisher : University of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-01
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN : 9781496214089

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Macho Row Book Description :

Colorful, shaggy, and unkempt, misfits and outlaws, the 1993 Phillies played hard and partied hard. Led by Darren Daulton, John Kruk, Lenny Dykstra, and Mitch Williams, it was a team the fans loved and continue to love today. Focusing on six key members of the team, Macho Row follows the remarkable season with an up-close look at the players’ lives, the team’s triumphs and failures, and what made this group so unique and so successful. With a throwback mentality, the team adhered to baseball’s Code. Designed to preserve the moral fabric of the game, the Code’s unwritten rules formed the bedrock of this diehard team whose players paid homage and respect to the game at all times. Trusting one another and avoiding any notions of superstardom, they consistently rubbed the opposition the wrong way and didn’t care. William C. Kashatus pulls back the covers on this old-school band of brothers, depicting the highs and lows and their brash style while also digging into the suspected steroid use of players on the team. Macho Row is a story of winning and losing, success and failure, and the emotional highs and lows that accompany them.

Nails  the Inside Story of an Amazin  Season Book PDF

Nails the Inside Story of an Amazin Season

  • Author : Lenny Dykstra
  • Publisher : Doubleday Books
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN : 0385242530

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Nails the Inside Story of an Amazin Season Book Description :

The outspoken center fielder of the New York Mets tells the inside story of the team's '86 season, with details on their victories in the playoffs and the World Series and insights into the team's off-the-field controversies

Songs of Life and Grace  A Memoir Book PDF

Songs of Life and Grace A Memoir

  • Author : Linda Scott DeRosier
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 0813129303

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Songs of Life and Grace A Memoir Book Description :

On a muggy, late August afternoon in 1936, somewhere along the banks of Greasy Creek, Life found Grace -- walking the dusty mile between work and home in a brand new pair of leather kitten-heeled pumps, blond curls bouncing in the sun. Two weeks later, Lifie Jay Preston and Grace Mollette married, a union that lasted until their deaths fifty-eight years later. There was something about them, their daughter Linda would discover, a kind of radiance and love of living that would mark them in the memories of every person they encountered -- a song that resonates years after their passing. Songs of Life and Grace is their story, told by the daughter whose own life grew out of their loving ministries and Appalachian sensibilities. Linda Scott DeRosier, the celebrated author of Creeker: A Woman's Journey, draws on family letters and lore, interviews, and her own recollections to reach a better understanding of her parents and the families that formed them both. Along the way, she introduces an unforgettable cast of characters: the formidable Grandma Emmy; Uncle Burns, an infamous ladies' man; helpless and simple Aunt Jo; and gentle Pop Pop, who could peel an apple in one long, unbroken spiral. A stirring, honest look at Appalachia and a tribute to the unbreakable bonds of family, Songs of Life and Grace establishes DeRosier as one of the most vital and exciting new voices of the American South.

The Outer Edge of Ulster Book PDF

The Outer Edge of Ulster

  • Author : Hugh Dorian
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105110152480

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The Outer Edge of Ulster Book Description :

"Hugh Dorian died in great poverty in the Bogside in April 1914 and was buried in an unmarked grave in Derry City Cemetery. He never saw his narrative - which contains the most extensive lower-class account of the Great Famine - in print.

MARK TWAIN  12 Novels  195 Short Stories  Autobiography  10 Travel Books  160  Essays   Speeches  Illustrated  Book PDF

MARK TWAIN 12 Novels 195 Short Stories Autobiography 10 Travel Books 160 Essays Speeches Illustrated

  • Author : Mark Twain
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2017-07-20
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 10975
  • ISBN : 9788026878155

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MARK TWAIN 12 Novels 195 Short Stories Autobiography 10 Travel Books 160 Essays Speeches Illustrated Book Description :

This carefully crafted ebook collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Gilded Age The Prince and the Pauper A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court The American Claimant Tom Sawyer Abroad Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc Pudd'nhead Wilson Tom Sawyer, Detective A Horse's Tale The Mysterious Stranger Novelettes A Double Barrelled Detective Story Those Extraordinary Twins The Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut The Stolen White Elephant The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven Short Story Collections The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance Sketches New and Old Merry Tales The £1,000,000 Bank Note and Other New Stories The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches Alonzo Fitz, and Other Stories Mark Twain's Library of Humor Other Stories Essays, Satires & Articles How to Tell a Story, and Other Essays What Is Man? And Other Essays Editorial Wild Oats Letters from the Earth Concerning the Jews To My Missionary Critics Christian Science Queen Victoria's Jubilee Essays on Paul Bourget Essays on Copyrights Other Essays Travel Books The Innocents Abroad A Tramp Abroad Roughing It Old Times on the Mississippi Life on the Mississippi Following the Equator Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion Down the Rhône The Lost Napoleon Mark Twain's Notebook The Complete Speeches The Complete Letters Autobiography Biographies Mark Twain: A Biography by Albert Bigelow Paine The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine My Mark Twain by William Dean Howells Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.

Country Life Book PDF

Country Life

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1968-09
  • Genre : Country life
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015010800616

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Johnson s Universal Cyclopaedia Book PDF

Johnson s Universal Cyclopaedia

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1895
  • Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101078162938

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The Athenaeum Book PDF

The Athenaeum

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1867
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UCLA:L0063569123

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Harper s New Monthly Magazine Book PDF

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1868
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : BSB:BSB10613815

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Harper s New Monthly Magazine Book PDF

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

  • Author : Henry Mills Alden
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1868
  • Genre : American literature
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UCBK:B000541580

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Harper s New Monthly Magazine Book Description :

Harper's informs a diverse body of readers of cultural, business, political, literary and scientific affairs.

Memoirs Book PDF

Memoirs

  • Author : Asiatic Society (Calcutta, India)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1907
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112108245678

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House Calls Book PDF

House Calls

  • Author : Marvin Brown
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : UOM:39015013204923

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A House for Buddha Book PDF

A House for Buddha

  • Author : Ross Parmenter
  • Publisher : [Woodstock, N.B.] : Woodstock Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre : Architecture, Buddhist
  • Pages : 529
  • ISBN : UOM:39015033966923

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A House for Buddha Book Description :

This book describes the author's pilgrimage that coincided with his "mid-life" crisis. Ishiteji, a Buddhist temple in Matsuyama on Sikoku is the focus of his three-month stay in Japan. He begins drawings of building that slowly unfold an understanding not only of Japanese ecclesiastical style, but also of the part nature plays in such architecture. At the same time the book bears witness to the author's changes from his Western pre-conceptions of the Japanese to developing deep friendships there.

New Outlook Book PDF

New Outlook

  • Author : Alfred Emanuel Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1891
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924066372636

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