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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1623957230

Category: Fiction

Page: 658

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In the A Connecticut Yankee from King Arthur's Court, a Yankee engineer from Connecticut is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking he is a magician—and soon uses his knowledge of modern technology to become a "magician" in earnest, stunning the English of the Early Middle Ages with such feats as demolitions, fireworks and the shoring up of a holy well. He attempts to modernize the past, but in the end he is unable to prevent the death of Arthur and an interdict against him by the Catholic Church of the time, which grows fearful of his power. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes


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Publisher: N.A


Category: New England

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A Yankee Century

Author: Harvey Frommer

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 424

View: 616

In honor of the centennial of baseball's winningest team, this richly illustrated volume offers profiles of the team's legendary players and coaches, detailed statistics, unforgettable moments on and off the field, rare period photographs, trivia, and more.

Yankee Doodle

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Wit and humor

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100 Things Yankees Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

Author: David Fischer

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1617496227

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 4892

Being a Yankees fan is about more than watching the team win multiple World Series, and this book helps fans get the most out of it. Taking 110 years of Yankees history, the book distills it to the absolute best and most compelling moments, identifying the personalities, events, and facts every Yankees fan should know without hesitation. Numbers with huge import, such as 3, 7, and 56; nicknames such as Babe, Iron Man, and Yankee Clipper; plus memorable moments, singular achievements, and signature calls all highlight the list. Experiences are another important part of the fabric of being a fan, so the book also includes things Yankees fans should actually see and do before they join Mickey Mantle and others at the Pearly Gates. From taking in a brew at the best Yankees bars across the country to visiting the Babe Ruth Museum in Baltimore and enjoying the highlights of the new Yankee Stadium, this book contains numerous tips and suggestions for enjoying all aspects of being a Yankees fan.

Yankee Land and the Yankee

Author: Daniel March

Publisher: N.A



Page: 33

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A Yankee Among the Nullifiers

An Auto-biography

Author: Asa Greene

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nullification (States' rights)

Page: 143

View: 3560

A Yankee in Meiji Japan

The Crusading Journalist Edward H. House

Author: James L. Huffman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742526211

Category: History

Page: 309

View: 2615

This unique book portrays the evolution of Meiji Japan through the life of crusading journalist Edward H. House (1836-1901). In chapters that alternate between history and biography, James Huffman, shows how one man bridged continents--shaping American attitudes, influencing Japan's movement toward modernity, and providing a contemporary critique of imperialism. Huffman also captures the human drama of House's life: his early bohemianism, the mystical way Japan drew him, the painful struggle with gout, the joy and torment of adopting a Japanese girl, his fight for women's education, and the vicissitudes of friendship with Mark Twain. Meticulously researched, the book draws on House's voluminous writings and on hundreds of letters between House and major figures in both America and Japan, including Mark Twain, U.S. Grant, John Russell Young, Edmund Clarence Stedman, Okuma Shigenobu, and Inoue Kaoru. With its lively, accessible prose and seamless interweaving of the life of House with the history of the Meiji era, this book will be welcomed by students, scholars, and general readers interested in modern Japanese history and in America's nineteenth-century foreign relations.

Memories of Yankee Stadium

Author: Scott Pitoniak

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1617499129

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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At the end of the 2008 season, Yankee Stadium will be closing its doors, and in memory of this illustrious stadium, this tribute provide fans with hundreds of anecdotes about the iconic ballpark through the eyes of both those who performed there and the many others who were spectators. Stories shared by those who worked, played, rooted or cheered there, grace the pages of this memento, including Billy Crystal witnessing a monster home run by Mickey Mantle at his first game at Yankee Stadium on May 30, 1956; Bob Costas following the Yankees and his favorite player Mickey Mantle in the 1950s; Ernie Harwell calling both football and baseball games at Yankee Stadium; and Keith Olbermann going to games and chasing foul balls in the late 1960s. Filled with interesting facts and heartwarming stories, "Memories of Yankee Stadium" is a special gift for all of those who want to remember forever the beloved Yankee Stadium the way it was.

Yankees Suck!

The Official Guide for Fans Who Hate, Despise, Loath, and Detest Those Bums From the Bronx

Author: Jim Gerard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101126779

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Do pinstripes get you peeved? Do you wish the "House That Ruth Built" would get condemned? Are you convinced that George Steinbrenner is in league with Lucifer? Then this is the book for you! Let's face it, Yankees-haters have two favorite teams: their team, and whatever team is playing against the Yankees that day. Now, the Bronx Bomber bashers have their own handbook that shows how anyone, anywhere, of any age, can hate the Yankees like a pro in no time! Full of fun facts and anecdotes from around the league-as well as helpful, easy-to-follow rituals, chants, and keys to helping every non-Yankee fan focus their rage, disappointment, and burning jealousy from opening day right up until the Yanks walk away with yet another completely undeserved World Series Championship!

Yankee Stadium


Author: Gary Hermayln,Anthony C. Greene

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738565965

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 503

The Bronx's Yankee Stadium was designed to be the grandest, most impressive and intimidating sports arena ever. Over the years, the stadium's mystique and grandeur have been exponentially enhanced by championship boxing matches, professional and college football, Negro League games, papal visits, and the New York Yankees baseball club's iconic reputation as the gold standard of professional team sports. Yankee Stadium has also been a witness to the 20th-century development of the Bronx from a small suburb to a large urban borough, thus forging a special and complex relationship with its hometown.

Few and Chosen Yankees

Defining Yankee Greatness Across the Eras

Author: Whitey Ford,Phil Pepe

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 162368756X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 4983

Whitey Ford, a Hall of Fame pitcher with the Yankees for 16 seasons, gives unique insight and takes on the challenge of selecting the five best players at each position in the franchise's history, which includes 26 World Series championships and 36 American League pennants--a legacy no other team comes close to achieving. Featured players include Joe DiMaggio, Phil Rizzuto, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Johnny Mize, and Enos Slaughter.

Yankee Doodle

a drama of the American Revolution

Author: Coley Banks Taylor,William Carlos Williams

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drama

Page: 161

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The Cajun and The Yankee

Author: Rocky Steele

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781477277652

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 4270

Eileen Sears, a pretty girl from the “Cajun Country" of Louisiana makes her way to Houston where she meets the covert operative Congressional Investigator Roy Randall. They fall in love and he helps her develop a singing career. Randall is called upon to pry into government corruption, mob activity, murder and drug smuggling. Eileen and Roy marry. It is “the second time around” for each of them. Their dedication to and love for each other becomes a "way of life.' Eileen is dubbed “The Cajun Princess” when she sings at a White House reception. Roy and Eileen show over and over that their passion for each other is not diminished by time. Eileen and Roy have a goal in life to “grow old together”. Is that lofty goal achieved?

Team Yankee

A Novel of World War III

Author: Harold Coyle

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 1612003664

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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This revised and updated edition of the classic Cold War novel Team Yankee reminds us once again might have occurred had the United States and its Allies taken on the Russians in Europe, had cooler geopolitical heads not prevailed. For 45 years after World War II, East and West stood on the brink of war. When Nazi Germany was destroyed, it was evident that Russian tank armies had become supreme in Europe, but only in counterpart to US air power. In 1945 US and UK bombers sent a signal to the advancing Russians at Dresden to beware of what the Allies could do. Likewise when the Russians overran Berlin they sent a signal to the Allies what their land armies could accomplish. Thankfully the tense standoff continued on either side of the Iron Curtain for nearly half a century. During those years, however, the Allies beefed up their ground capability, while the Soviets increased their air capability, even as the new jet and missile age began (thanks much to captured German scientists on both sides). The focal point of conflict remained central Germany—specifically the flat plains of the Fulda Gap—through which the Russians could pour all the way to the Channel if the Allies proved unprepared (or unable) to stop them. Team Yankee posits a conflict that never happened, but which very well might have, and for which both sides prepared for decades. This former New York Times bestseller by Harold Coyle, now revised and expanded, presents a glimpse of what it would have been like for the Allied soldiers who would have had to meet a relentless onslaught of Soviet and Warsaw Pact divisions. It takes the view of a US tank commander, who is vastly outnumbered during the initial onslaught, as the Russians pull out all the cards learned in their successful war against Germany. Meantime Western Europe has to speculate behind its thin screen of armor whether the New World can once again assemble its main forces—or willpower—to rescue the bastions of democracy in time.

I Love the Red Sox/I Hate the Yankees

Author: Jon Chattman,Allie Tarantino,Rich Tarantino

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1617496308

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 735

Presented in a unique reversible-book format, I Love the Red Sox/I Hate the Yankees is the ultimate Red Sox fan guide to baseball s most celebrated and storied rivalry. Full of interesting trivia, hilarious history, and inside scoops, the book relates the fantastic stories of legendary Red Sox managers and star players, including Ted Williams, Jim Rice, and David Ortiz, as well as the numerous villains who have donned the pinstripes over the years. Like two books in one, this completely biased account of the rivalry proclaims the irrefutable reasons to cheer the Red Sox and boo the Yankees and shows that there really is no fine line between love and hate."

Tales from the Yankee Dugout

A Collection of the Greatest Yankee Stories Ever Told

Author: Ken McMillan

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781582612843

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 207

View: 6754

Sit on the bench with Yogi and Casey, in the locker room with Mickey and the Babe, and in the bullpen with Whitey and Sparky. Tales from the Yankee Dugout is a compilation of the funniest, strangest, and most unique stories, anecdotes, and tall tales that have been attributed to the former personalities from baseball's legendary New York Yankees. Includes more than two dozen caricatures by noted sports illustrator Robert Jackson.

The Yankee Encyclopedia

Author: Mark Gallagher

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781582616834

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 500

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A Connecticut Yankee in King ArthurÕs Court

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 146777796X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 518

View: 5556

A 19th-Century New England factory manager suffers a blow to the head that sends him back in time to medieval England. Determined to make the best of the situation, the Yankee attempts to modernize the country with schools and factories.

Yankee Leviathan

The Origins of Central State Authority in America, 1859-1877

Author: Richard Franklin Bensel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521398176

Category: History

Page: 452

View: 4763

This book describes the impact of the American Civil War on the development of central state authority in the late nineteenth century. The author contends that intense competition for control of the national political economy between the free North and slave South produced secession, which in turn spawned the formation of two new states, a market-oriented northern Union and a southern Confederacy in which government controls on the economy were much more important. During the Civil War, the American state both expanded and became the agent of northern economic development. After the war ended, however, tension within the Republican coalition led to the abandonment of Reconstruction and to the return of former Confederates to political power throughout the South. As a result, American state expansion ground to a halt during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book makes a major contribution to the understanding of the causes and consequences of the Civil War and the legacy of the war in the twentieth century.

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