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The Quicksilver Kid

By Steve Hailes
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1453582649
  • Pages : 193
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 460
  • File Pdf: the-quicksilver-kid.pdf

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This is a fine novel. I really enjoyed reading it. --Kitty Monahan, Director New Almaden Quicksilver Museum This is a great story. --Larry Comstock, San Jose author of Henry Halleck and the Almaden Quicksilver Mines. The Quicksilver Kid is available on unabridged audio tape by Books in Motion of Spokane, Washington (800-752-3199). Other California novels by Mr. Hailes are as follows: California Guns #1: Gila Bend Showdown - starts in Texas in the late 1840s and tells the story of a manhunt on the way to California, ending at a showdown at Gila Bend. California Guns #2: Monterey Deathsong - the story of an ex-Texas Ranger preventing trouble at Californias first constitutional convention in 1849 in Monterey. California Guns #3: Trouble in Mariposa - the story of corruption and greed in the gold fields of California. California Guns #4: Santa Lucia Secrets - there was Spanish treasure and other secrets in the hills, wealth worth more than gold. California Guns #5: West of Yuma - the trail between Yuma on the Colorado River and San Diego was filled with danger and a man seeking revenge.

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  • File Pdf: the-pride-and-the-pressure.pdf

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Derek Jeter Jason Giambi Bernie Williams Gary Sheffield Alex Rodriguez Johnny Damon Melky Cabrera Hideki Matsui Bobby Abreu Jorge Posada Mariano Rivera Chien-Ming Wang Robinson Cano Mike Mussina Randy Johnson “The Yankees always said they valued players who could handle the white-hot spotlight, could handle life in the Yankee Fishbowl.” --from The Pride and the Pressure What’s it really like to wear the pinstripes? This riveting account from New York Post writer Michael Morrissey takes readers inside the clubhouse of the 2006 New York Yankees and reveals what really goes on behind the hype, the media glare, and the roar of the fans surrounding the most fabled organization in the world of professional sports. The New York Yankees began the 2006 season with baseball’s highest payroll and sky-high expectations—and more challenges than other any Yankee team in history. From owner George Steinbrenner right on down, the team took an urgent, almost militaristic, approach toward winning their twenty-seventh world championship. Morrissey had full access, chronicling the ups-and-downs on the field and the public and private skirmishes that defined their season: ·Why manager Joe Torre and general manager Brian Cashman chose to stay on for another season, despite chafing under Steinbrenner in 2005 ·The saga of Alex Rodriguez: his peculiar relationship with the fans and the media and the crushing scrutiny that shaped 2006 ·How Johnny Damon, the fun-loving, former Red Sox superstar, assimilated into the Yankee line-up and clubhouse ·How Jason Giambi quietly overcame a steroid scandal and became a reliable, formidable power once again ·How the acquisition of Bobby Abreu at the trade deadline redefined the Yankees, attempting to overcome serious injuries to Gary Sheffield and Hideki Matsui that nearly derailed the team’s prospects ·An unexpected role for Bernie Williams, a huge fan favorite whose Yankee career seemed to be over until team injuries drew the aging star back into the line-up ·Why the Yankee pitching rotation never felt bulletproof – from inconsistencies by Randy Johnson to the embarrassing injury streak suffered by Carl Pavano ·How Yankee superstar and captain Derek Jeter handled relentless expectations to win the World Series, guided the team through disastrous injuries, and faced stinging accusations of not supporting teammate Alex Rodriguez Nothing in sports compares to the prestige and weight of wearing the pinstripes. THE PRIDE AND THE PRESSURE takes Yankees fans behind the scenes and brings it all to life.

Housebroken

By Barbara Leith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 1440166358
  • Pages : 436
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 134
  • File Pdf: housebroken.pdf

Book Summary:

The gnarly enigma of sustained love, the nightmares of loss or betrayalthese are the problems examined thematically in Housebroken, instantly pulling us into the complexities of intimacyintimacy which paradoxically repels and attracts. In richly detailed settings ranging from Aegean islands to Australian beaches, these stories deal with conflicted characters, many of whom see themselves as disconnected outsiders, emotionally landlocked or alienated like Molly, a young American expatriatein her heart shes Spanishbut where and what is home? Or the lovesick New England professor out of his depth in a seedy Southern steel town. Others flee danger from within. A Victorian scholar facing unnamed horrors coming after him From Below. Or Roberto, the poetry-quoting drug dealer never able to outrun his sexual obsession. A patriarch whos escaped the Nazis but not his punitive conscience. Life-lessons are learned & unlearned as these lovers and loners weave between hope and disenchantment, isolation and communion. Ultimately, after groping through confusing rituals, contradictory ground rules, each arrives at a revelation which illuminates (if not resolves) the passionate connections & disconnects all of us encounter in our lifelong pilgrimage of the heart.

A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys: Greek Mythology for Kids (Illustrated)

By Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Planet
  • Isbn : 190911507X
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 501
  • File Pdf: a-wonder-book-for-girls-and-boys.pdf

Book Summary:

A Wonder Book is a collection of famous Greek myths beautifully retold and adapted for young readers. The collection consists of six tales: The Gorgon's Head, The Golden Touch, The Paradise of Children, The Three Golden Apples, The Miraculous Pitcher, The Chim ra. This edition includes color illustrations by Walter Crane.

Mountain Time

By Ivan Doig
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1439125252
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 275
  • File Pdf: mountain-time.pdf

Book Summary:

At fifty-something, environmental reporter Mitch Rozier has grown estranged from Seattle's coffee shop and cyber culture. His newspaper is going under, and his relationship with Lexa McCaskill is stalled at "just living together." Then, he is summoned by his sly, exasperating father, Lyle, back to the family land, which Lyle plans to sell in the latest of his get-rich schemes before dying. Lexa follows, accompanied by her sister Mariah, and the stage is set for long-overdue confrontations -- between lovers, sisters, and father and son. Mountain Time is distinguished by humor and a wry insight into the power of family feuds to mark individuals and endure. Set against the glorious backdrop of Montana mountain country, it is a dazzling novel of love, family, and the contemporary West.

The Ramblin' Kid

By Earl Wayland Bowman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066181161
  • Pages : 252
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 177
  • File Pdf: the-ramblin-kid.pdf

Book Summary:

"The Ramblin' Kid" by Earl Wayland Bowman. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Tanglewood Tales: Greek Myths for Kids

By Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Isbn : 1681950197
  • Pages : 140
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 150
  • File Pdf: tanglewood-tales.pdf

Book Summary:

The Greatest Greek Myths Retold for Children "Dear mother," said Proserpina, "I shall be very lonely while you are away. May I not run down to the shore, and ask some of the sea nymphs to come up out of the waves and play with me?" "Yes, child," answered Mother Ceres. "The sea nymphs are good creatures, and will never lead you into any harm. But you must take care not to stray away from them, nor go wandering about the fields by yourself. Young girls, without their mothers to take care of them, are very apt to get into mischief." ―Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Tanglewood Tales Tanglewood Tales is Nathaniel Hawthorne's retelling of a collection of Greek myths for children. The Greek Myths that are in this collection are: the story of the Minotaur, Antaeus, Dragon's Teeth, Circe's Palace, Proserpina, Ceres, Pluto and Pomegranate, and Jason and the Golden Fleece. 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

Quicksilver’s World

By Anne Moon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Isbn : 1982290986
  • Pages : 212
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 683
  • File Pdf: quicksilver-s-world.pdf

Book Summary:

Deep within an old and mysterious forest in an ancient land, Quicksilver is born into the silver dance of the moon. From the moment he takes his first breath, Quicksilver is unconditionally loved by his fairy family. After an elderly wizardess rises from a corner in the room to cradle Quicksilver in her arms, she grants him the gift of invisibility that she says will help him, along with other similar children, to eventually lead their people to realize new possibilities. As Quicksilver sets out on a coming-of-age journey fueled by curiosity, he soon amazes everyone around him with special abilities that frequently cause his family a mixture of mirth, wonder, and worry. While exploring a world filled with magic, mystery, and unusual animals, Quicksilver proudly wears his cloak of invisibility while making new friends, solving mysteries, and experiencing unusual adventures. In this entertaining fantasy tale, a fairy boy and his team of special fairy children with unique abilities, set out on a daring, yet fun filled journey to solve problems and change even the human world