House Of Nails

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Author by Lenny Dykstra
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : HarperCollins
ISBN : 9780062407382
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 352
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"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.


No Nails No Lumber

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Author by Jeffrey Head
Genre : Architecture
Editor : Chronicle Books
ISBN : 9781616891558
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 176
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Imagine a house constructed in less than forty-eight hours, without using lumber or nails, that is more resistant to fire, earthquakes, and hurricanes than any traditionally built structure. This may sound like the latest development in prefab housing or green architecture, but the design dates back to 1941 when architect Wallace Neff (1895–1982) developed Airform construction as a solution to the global housing crisis. Best known for his elegant Spanish Colonial–revival estates in Southern California, Neff had a private passion for his dome-shaped "bubble houses" made of reinforced concrete cast in position over an inflatable balloon. No Nails, No Lumber shows the beauty and versatility of Neff's design in new and vintage photography, previously unpublished illustrations, and archival material and ephemera.


Official Gazette Of The United States Patent And Trademark Office

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Genre : Patents
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ISBN : UCLA:L0062099270
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 2122
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Transactions

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Author by Stirling Natural History and Archaeological Society
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ISBN : HARVARD:32044094401171
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The Year S Best Science Fiction Seventeenth Annual Collection

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Author by Gardner Dozois
Genre : Fiction
Editor : St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN : 9780312271626
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 640
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In science fiction's early days, stories often looked past 1984 to the year 2000 as the far unknowable future. Here now, on the brink of the twenty-first century, the future remains as distant and as unknowable as ever . . . and science fiction stories continue to explore it with delightful results: Collected in this anthology are such imaginative gems as: "The Wedding Album" by David Marusek. In a high-tech future, the line between reality and simulation has grown thin . . . and it's often hard to tell who's on what side. "Everywhere" by Geoff Ryman. Do the people who live in utopian conditions ever recognize them as such? "Hatching the Phoenix" by Frederik Pohl. One of science fiction's Grand Masters returns with a star-crossing tale of the Heechee---the enigmatic, vanished aliens whose discarded technology guides mankind through the future. "A Hero of the Empire" by Robert Silverberg. Showing that the past is as much a province of the imagination as the future, this novelette returns to an alternate history when the Roman Empire never fell to show us just how the course of history can be altered. The twenty-seven stories in this collection imaginatively take us to nearby planets and distant futures, into the past and into universes no larger than a grain of sand. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents. Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a 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.


Fahrenheit 451

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Author by Ray Bradbury
Genre : Fiction
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9780743247221
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 216
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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.


Cool Nail Art

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Author by Hannah Lee
Genre : Art
Editor : Fons & Porter L C
ISBN : 1440240809
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 128
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"Hannah Lee, creator of the popular YouTube channel Hannah Rox Nails, shares more than thirty new nail designs in [this book]. With tips on how to prep your manicure, clear step-by-step instructions, and easy-to-use tools, you can create ... nail art designs in your own home"--P. [4] of cover.


Overcoming Autoimmune Book Three

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Author by Tirzah Hawkins
Genre : Health & Fitness
Editor : Natural Health Warriors
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Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 146
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Are you ready to learn how to stop one of the biggest causes of inflammation and immune system overload? In spite of the vast array of autoimmune symptoms and diseases, the majority of them have the same root cause. My goal is to help you discover and address the cause; because when you address the cause, the symptoms go away. This series of books is meant to help you step-by-step, at your own pace, understand the beautifully complex systems of your body, how your emotions affect your physical health, and how to begin improving your health no matter where it is currently. This book focuses on two key nutrients that most people are either not consuming enough of or are using incorrectly: water and enzymes. A lack of water is a key factor in fatigue and being unable to use the energy your body is storing for you. Digestive enzymes are vital for calming the overworked immune system but most people aren't taking the right ones. I pray this book meets you where you are at in your health journey and provides you with some steps forward. Tirzah Hawkins is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She has personally overcome her own health issues including allergies (seasonal and food), anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, and chronic pain issues.


Macho Row

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Author by William C. Kashatus
Genre : Sports & Recreation
Editor : University of Nebraska Press
ISBN : 9781496214089
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 371
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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.


House Documents

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Author by USA House of Representatives
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ISBN : BSB:BSB11036884
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