The Inside Story of the Next Yankees Dynasty
Author: Bryan Hoch
Publisher: Diversion Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
The meteoric rise of the new generation of superstar Yankees, including Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, and Luis Severino, now joined by Giancarlo Stanton—from the “inside baseball” strategy in assembling the roster, their fascinating paths to Yankee Stadium, and a mission to hoist the franchise's twenty-eighth World Series championship trophy. “A must-read for anyone who wants to understand who these new Yankees are, and where they are going.” —Ken Rosenthal, MLB Network and FOX Sports Derek Jeter and the “Core Four” have passed the torch to a new generation of Yankees superstars—featuring Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, and Greg Bird—who have powered through the minors to become stars on baseball’s biggest stage. Joined by reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton, this thrilling group is poised to chase championship titles for years to come. The Baby Bombers details the inside-baseball strategy of the Yankees’ pivot to a younger, more exciting roster, the players’ fascinating paths to Yankee Stadium, their memorable 2017 playoff run, their amazing assaults on the record books, and a unified mission to hoist the franchise’s twenty-eighth World Series trophy. Through new, in-depth interviews, veteran reporter Bryan Hoch fleshes out the transition from Jeter to Judge, scoring behind-the-scenes insights from general manager Brian Cashman, former manager Joe Girardi, executives and scouts, members of the current roster, opponents, and Yankees legends of the past. Winning baseball in the Bronx will resume with postseason hero Aaron Boone in the manager’s chair, aiming to steer the franchise to its forty-first World Series appearance. Featuring nearly fifty photographs, The Baby Bombers tracks the rise of today’s Yankees from fresh-faced rookies into a group that is destined for pinstriped greatness. “A new generation of stars are developing right before our eyes, and Bryan Hoch is the right journalist to chronicle this exciting time for Yankees fans. This is a must-read book for those that understand the potential of this new core.” —David Cone, four-time World Series Champion with the New York Yankees and analyst for the YES Network
Author: Bob Liftig
Fearlessness and boldness challenge's any Islamic clerics of the hidden truth behind Moslem beliefs that are veiled in foreign languages to prevent widespread, international scrutiny. Bound to create uproar by uncovering controversial passages in the Koran! The Mohammed said that the paradise is under the shadow of swords. Al-Boukhari, Jihad and seier 2607. Ahmed Abaza traces his steps as a young Moslem through his transformation into a young Christian. While struggling and agonizing with his soul to find the truth as to what he was taught as a Muslim child and his new findings as a Christian. Sharing his horrifying experience of torture and isolation. His journey begins in Egypt where he was born and raised, of a very famous, influential and well known Moslem family. At age 6, he experienced his first contact with Christianity. At age 17, he began his conversion that lead to imprisonment, torture and the intense path to refuge, escaping the society that haunts and follows him. You will read about his profound experiences with the Lord, which faithfully encouraged him, also about his family's attempts to stop his conversion through imprisonment and torture to prevent disgrace to the family name. I was not convinced after all that, was it a joke? The Lord of Glory? Who is this Lord of Glory? Is He Allah? I found myself hanging from my feet upside down with an iron chain from the ceiling like a slaughter animal! What crime have I committed against society, but the crime of choosing the Light as my own belief? Section II focuses on Islam, the Koran and beliefs that were concealed during his youth (as well as for the average Moslem)! His journey not only tells his story, but also sheds light on the Middle East's torture and killings of Ex-Muslims.
Comic Book Superheroes and American Society, 1938 to the Present
Author: Jeffrey K. Johnson
Category: Literary Criticism
In the less than eight decades since Superman’s debut in 1938, comic book superheroes have become an indispensable part of American society and the nation’s dominant mythology. They represent America’s hopes, dreams, fears, and needs. As a form of popular literature, superhero narratives have closely mirrored trends and events in the nation. This study views American history from 1938 to 2010 through the lens of superhero comics, revealing the spandex-clad guardians to be not only fictional characters but barometers of the place and time in which they reside. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Author: Dawn Perlmutter
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Political Science
The legalities of particular religious practices depend on many factors, such as the type of occult or religious activity, the current laws, and the intention of the individual practitioner. Written by the director of the Institute for the Research of Organized and Ritual Violence, Investigating Religious Terrorism and Ritualistic Crimes is the first complete resource to assist in crime scene identification, criminal investigation, and prosecution of religious terrorism and occult crime. It analyzes occult and religious terrorist practices from each group’s theological perspective to help you understand traditional and contemporary occult groups and domestic and international terrorist religions, demarcate legal religious practice from criminal activity, and acquire techniques specific to occult and terrorist religion crime scene investigation. Dawn Perlmutter appeared in an episode of "On the Case with Paula Zahn" (Investigation Discovery Channel)on Sunday, January 8, 2012. She consulted on a 24-year-old cold case homicide that involved the ritualistic murder of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl in the sacristy of a chapel on Easter Saturday, 1980 in Toledo, Ohio. This case involved unusual symbolic and forensic evidence. The episode will be re-run on January 14. She was also quoted in a January 12, 2012 NPR article about the U.S. military's desecration of the corpses of Taliban fighters. Dawn Perlmutter was interviewed by Robert Siegel August 29, 2014 on National Public Radio's All Things Considered in a segment about beheading as a modern warfare tactic.
Identification and Value Guide
Author: Carl F. Luckey
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
"The long-awaited 8th edition of Old Fishing Lures & Tackle -"the bible for lures collectors"- has been thoroughly updated, combining the time-honored research of the late Carl F. Luckey with essential updates from author Russell E. Lewis. It now features: More than 2,000 photos include hundreds of new lures. Among the 5,000 listings is fresh information on related categories like rods, reels, creels and ephemera. A new section on "recent sales" charts the continued strength of the hobby based on solid auction results. "This book continues to be a must-have resource for any serious collector."-Recommended by AntiqueFishingLures.com"
Football, Cancer And Getting On With Life
Author: Adam Ramanauskas
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In February 2003, Adam Ramanauskas was living every boy's dream.At twenty-two he'd been noted as a star of the future and already hadone AFL premiership under his belt. He was having the time of his life. Then the bottom fell out of his world. The discovery of an unusual lump in Adam's right shoulder quickly led to the words no one wants to hear: 'You have cancer.' Over the next few years, his three battles with cancer would require every ounce of courage and determination he could summon. This is the remarkable story of a young man who not only bounced back after each setback, but made an incredible return to elite sport, inspiring his teammates, family and the medical profession with his resilience and refusal to take anything lying down. It's a story of growing up quickly and learning about the urgency of time, and working out what matters most.
German Air Raids on Britain in the First World War
Author: Thomas Fegan
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Just over a decade after the Wright Brothers’ triumph of powered flight, the conduct of war was changed for ever. Until the Kaiser’s Zeppelins raided British cities and towns, it had been unthinkable that civilian populations and property hundreds of miles from the battlefield could be at risk from sudden death and destruction. In the first section of The ‘Baby Killers’ Thomas Fegan charts the precise chronology of the air raids on Britain in this most thorough and fascinating work. From the start-point of the doom-laden prophecies of HG Wells and others, he describes the development of the German threat and the desperate search for answers to it. He analyses public reaction and assesses the effectiveness of the campaign as it progressed from airships to Gotha heavy bombers and, later, ‘Giants’. The second part of this superbly researched book features a gazetteer to the places bombed. The extent of the list, which includes Edinburgh, Hull and Greater Manchester, will almost certainly surprise most readers. Helpfully there are also comprehensive lists of memorials and relevant museums. The ‘Baby Killers’ provides a chilling insight into an aspect of The Great War which is all too often overlooked. Yet, at the time, these raids, while modest compared with those of the Second World War Blitz, shook national morale and instilled great fear and outrage. This is an important and highly readable work.
Author: Brett Matlock,Jesse Matlock
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
Encompassing some of the most revered moments in sports history as well as some of the most forgotten, The Salt Lake Loonie & Other Stories Every Sports Fan Should Know by Brett and Jesse Matlock is a survival guide to table-top sports talk. Arming the greenhorn and the journeyman sports fan with new insights and takes on sports stories that cover the classical to the comical--what was "the Curse of the Bambino"? Who won the so-called "Battle of the Sexes" in tennis? What is the real story behind "The Salt Lake Loonie"? Organized by themes and identifiied by fun sport symbols, The Salt Lake Loonie makes for an easy and engaging read. Fast Facts are interspersed throughout, arming sports fans with new insights and fun bits of trivia. With an introduction by Olympic gold medalist Hayley Wickenheiser and illustrations by Dwight Allott, The Salt Lake Loonie is destined to be the "sports bible" that every fan will love.
Author: Ann M. Martin
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
After moving to California, Dawn, a charter member of the Baby-sitters Club, starts her own We Love Kids Club, and the laid-back club may become even more successful than Stoneybrook's Baby-sitters Club.
Author: N. Roger
Category: Political Science
Roger examines how developments in new media technologies, such as the internet, blogs, camera/video phones, have fundamentally altered the way in which governments, militaries, terrorists, NGOs, and citizens engage with images. He argues that there has been a paradigm shift from techno-war to image warfare, which emerged on 9/11.
Author: Anthony Doerr
Saint-Malo 1944: Marie-Laure, ein junges, blindes Mädchen, ist mit ihrem Vater, der am "Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle" arbeitet, aus dem besetzten Paris zu ihrem kauzigen Onkel in die Stadt am Meer geflohen. Einst hatte er ihr ein Modell der Pariser Nachbarschaft gebastelt, damit sie sich besser zurechtfinden kann. Nun ist in einem Modell Saint-Malos, der vielleicht kostbarste Schatz aus dem Museum versteckt, den auch die Nazis jagen. Werner Hausner, ein schmächtiger Waisenjunge aus dem Ruhrgebiet, wird wegen seiner technischen Begabung gefördert, auf eine Napola geschickt und dann in eine Wehrmachtseinheit gesteckt, die mit Peilgeräten Feindsender aufspürt, über die sich der Widerstand organisiert. Während Marie-Laures Vater von den Deutschen verschleppt und verhört wird, dringt Werners Einheit nach Saint-Malo vor, auf der Suche nach dem Sender, über den Etienne, Marie-Laures Onkel, die Résistance mit Daten versorgt & Kunstvoll und spannend, mit einer wunderschönen Sprache und einem detaillierten Wissen um die Kriegsereignisse, den Einsatz des Radios, Widerstandscodes, Jules Verne und vieles andere erzählt Anthony Doerr mit einer Reihe unvergesslicher Figuren eine Geschichte aus dem zweiten Weltkrieg, und vor allem die Geschichte von Marie-Laure und Werner, zwei Jugendlichen, deren Lebenswege sich für einen folgenreichen Augenblick kreuzen.
Author: Information Please,Gerry Brown,Michael Morrison
The latest edition of the smartest, most authoritative and bestselling sports almanac in America. Whether they're looking for new world records, updating their trivia knowledge, or curious about the most intriguing sports stories of the past year, sports enthusiasts of all kinds will welcome the latest edition of this incredibly popular almanac, which netted more than 100,000 in sales last year alone. ESPN fans will find many of the network's features here as well as: --In-depth statistics from ESPN's award-winning "Inside the Numbers" team. --"SportsCenter's" Top Ten highlights of each sport. --Exclusive essays and analysis from your favorite ESPN personalities, including Chris Berman, Dan Patrick, Kenny Mayne, and more. --Rule and uniform changes. --Hundreds of photographs. --Thousands of graphics and tables. --Fast access to all the facts: world records, champions, year by year, sport by sport. --Full recap of the World Series, Women's World Cup, and Ryder Cup. The ultimate resource for sports professionals and fans everywhere, the ESPN Information Please(R) Sports Almanac is clearly the winner in its field.
Author: Ben Samuel
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
This book tells a futuristic story of how drastic changes in American society influenced the character development of a man who had been a psychopathic youth. As a teenager, he had been a social outcast who set off bombs. Following circumstances, which led to a Moslem takeover of the United States, his continuing skills as a bomb-maker become instrumental in removing the occupiers from the country. To the few who knew him, he becomes a national hero. This book also describes acts of terrorism by American insurgents against the Moslem occupiers, their families, and sympathizers thus mirroring the situation the United States finds itself currently in with the terrorists of Iraq and Afghanistan To many faithful Moslems, Americans are seen as invaders who have occupied their lands. They see insurgents fighting against the governments that support the Americans as noble warriors trying to free their land. But Americans see these Iraqis as terrorists. History provides various examples of how acts of terrorism can be rationalized as justified by those in whose name they were committed, whether Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hindu, or atheists. Some present-day Americans support doing the same to non-believers in democracy. They disregard the truth that it is one's frame of reference that defines who the "good guys" are and who the "bad guys" are. Native Americans, once regarded as savages and barbarians, are now seen by many non-Native Americans as the exploited victims of the civilized Christian Europeans. These supposedly well-meaning Christians tried to save the souls of the "uncivilized' heathens they encountered in the New World by killing them and destroying their homes. The author is a 79 year old war veteran confined to a wheelchair. Before suffering a stroke, he had been a psychologist in private practice and in hospitals, working with a variety of patients, including psychopaths. His present work is a follow-up on what happened to the maladjusted youth he had written about in a 1985 novel, called "Bomber " using the pen name of Ben Samuel. The author has had a longstanding interest in how one's society defines and judges behavior. He has written articles about this subject for professional journals. In 2005, he wrote a two-volume non-fiction work concerning social values, namely the interaction between money and health in America. Profits of this book are to go to Doctors Without Borders and Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Author: Kurtis Davidson
What happens when America's greatest author dies before delivering the long-awaited sequel to the greatest novel of the 20th century? His young editor is left racing to find the missing manuscript before a rogue's gallery of opportunists can exploit it for their own devious purposes. That's the premise of Kurtis Davidson's hilarious new novel, What the Shadow Told Me. This engaging look into the world of publishing and literature is intriguingly suspenseful, outrageously humorous, and universally accessible.
Author: Stephen Kelman
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
Stephen Kelmans furioser Debütroman beginnt, wo Politik und Medien die Worte versagen. Er erzählt von Menschen, die sich von der Gesellschaft im Stich gelassen fühlen und dies nicht länger hinnehmen wollen. Auch Harry Opoku ist einer von denen im Abseits. Wenn Harry mit seiner Taube spricht, wenn er der Schnellste seiner Klasse ist und immer neue Farben im Haribo-Sortiment entdeckt, dann scheint alles ganz harmlos. Dann wird ein Nachbarsjunge auf offener Straße erstochen, und keinen kümmert's. Harry aber beginnt seine abstrusen Ermittlungen. Eine Geschichte voll unschuldiger Erfahrung, die der rauen Realität alles entgegenhält. »Pigeon English ist ein durch und durch aufklärerisches Buch - ohne zu moralisieren. Es geht einem zu Herzen - ohne sich in Kitsch und Pathos zu verlieren. Es hilft zu verstehen, wo die meisten Debatten kläglich versagen. Nicht zuletzt aber und vor allem ist dies ein wunderbarer Roman.« NZZ
The Rise and Rise of the Essendon Football Club
Author: John Murray
Publisher: Slattery Media Group
Category: Australian football
Throughout the 1970s, the Essendon Football Club was at its lowest ebb. The Bombers made just three finals appearances that decade - a huge shock to the system for a club accustomed to regular success. That all changed when Kevin Sheedy walked through the doors of Windy Hill in 1981. Glory and Fame: The Rise and Rise of The Essendon Football Club focuses on Essendon's resurgence from its lowest ebb to become a football superpower. In a series of essays, complemented by strong photography, some of Australia's leading football writers, including Rohan Connolly, Scott Gullan, Emma Quayle, Glenn McFarlane and John Harms, retrace the key moments in the Bombers' renaissance and look at the key people who helped transform the club - on and off the field. Glory and Fame: The Rise and Rise of The Essendon Football Club features in-depth interviews with Kevin Sheedy, James Hird, Tim Watson, Peter Jackson, Terry Daniher, Simon Madden, Michael Long and many others who have been pivotal to the Bombers' success over the past quarter of a century. Plus there is a comprehensive review of each of the Bombers' last four Grand Final triumphs (the drought-breaker of 1984, back-to-back success of 1985, the Baby Bombers of 1993, and the redemption of 2000). Glory and Fame: The Rise and Rise of The Essendon Football Club gives a wonderful insight into how to achieve sporting success and is essential reading for Essendon supporters and all sports fans.