House of Nails

House of Nails
Author: Lenny Dykstra
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN 10: 0062407384
ISBN 13: 9780062407382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


House of Nails Book Review:

"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.

Reports from the Court of Claims, Submitted to the House of Representatives, During the First Session of the Thirty-fourth Congress[-third Session of the Thirty-seventh Congress], 1855-'56 [-1862-'63].

Reports from the Court of Claims, Submitted to the House of Representatives, During the First Session of the Thirty-fourth Congress[-third Session of the Thirty-seventh Congress], 1855-'56 [-1862-'63].
Author: United States. Court of Claims
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1860
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:35189001365006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Reports from the Court of Claims, Submitted to the House of Representatives, During the First Session of the Thirty-fourth Congress[-third Session of the Thirty-seventh Congress], 1855-'56 [-1862-'63]. Book Review:

Hearings Before Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives on Sundry Legislation Affecting the Naval and Military Establishments, 1950

Hearings Before Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives on Sundry Legislation Affecting the Naval and Military Establishments, 1950
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 3122
Release: 1951
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112119651708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Hearings Before Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives on Sundry Legislation Affecting the Naval and Military Establishments, 1950 Book Review:

Journals of the House of Commons

Journals of the House of Commons
Author: Great Britain House of Commons
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1803
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BSB:BSB10213026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Journals of the House of Commons Book Review:

Journals of the House of Commons

Journals of the House of Commons
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1803
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015056560504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Journals of the House of Commons Book Review:

House of Commons Debates, Official Report

House of Commons Debates, Official Report
Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1883
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015086656652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


House of Commons Debates, Official Report Book Review:

Official Reports of the Debates of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada

Official Reports of the Debates of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada
Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1883
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105027996730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Official Reports of the Debates of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada Book Review:

Reports from Select Committees of the House of Commons, and Evidence, Communicated to the Lords

Reports from Select Committees of the House of Commons, and Evidence, Communicated to the Lords
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1843
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:555097568
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Reports from Select Committees of the House of Commons, and Evidence, Communicated to the Lords Book Review:

House

House
Author: Tracy Kidder
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 341
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780618001910
ISBN 13: 0618001913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


House Book Review:

Tracy Kidder takes readers to the heart of the American Dream: the building of a family's first house with all its day-to-day frustrations, crises, tensions, challenges, and triumphs.

Cases Decided in the Court of Session, Court of Justiciary, and House of Lords

Cases Decided in the Court of Session, Court of Justiciary, and House of Lords
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1888
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105062686881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Cases Decided in the Court of Session, Court of Justiciary, and House of Lords Book Review:

Jars of Nails

Jars of Nails
Author: Gabriel Godard
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2007-05
ISBN 10: 0595427146
ISBN 13: 9780595427147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Jars of Nails Book Review:

In the 1980's, Junction City, Kansas, is still a small, rural community two hours outside of Kansas City. People know each other on a first-name basis, look out for each other's children, and are proud of their blue-collar roots. It's also the home of four boys who create havoc in the industrial town: Cory Blake, Jeff Brooks, Chris Tate, and Michael Thomson. Known as the Junction City Four, the boys are always together and always causing trouble. As they grow to manhood, their bond remains strong. But when one of the four begins to psychologically unravel, he starts a killing spree that throws the men into a tailspin of uncertainty, fear, and horror. To bring the serial killer to justice, the town calls in an FBI specialist from Kansas City. But the Junction City Four is unaware of their members sadistic past, and his reasons for killing will shock them

Official Report of Debates, House of Commons

Official Report of Debates, House of Commons
Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1889
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:C2604307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Official Report of Debates, House of Commons Book Review:

Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons

Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1825
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:555094249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons Book Review:

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2001-08-18
ISBN 10: 0312703724
ISBN 13: 9780312703721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection Book Review:

The twenty-three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our being, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Stephen Baxter, M.Shayne Bell, Rick Cook, Albert E. Cowdrey, Tananarive Due, Greg Egan, Eliot Fintushel, Peter F. Hamilton, Earnest Hogan, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Susan Palwick, Severna Park, Alastair Reynolds, Lucius Shepard, Brian Stableford, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Robert Charles Wilson Supplementing the stories is the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and 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.

Satin, Lace and Rusty Nails

Satin, Lace and Rusty Nails
Author: Vicki (Verlene) Wheeler
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2009-06-04
ISBN 10: 9781450045940
ISBN 13: 1450045944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Satin, Lace and Rusty Nails Book Review:

The House of Silk

The House of Silk
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Publsiher: Mulholland Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN 10: 0316196983
ISBN 13: 9780316196987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The House of Silk Book Review:

For the first time in its one-hundred-and-twenty-five-year history, the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate has authorized a new Sherlock Holmes novel. Once again, THE GAME'S AFOOT... London, 1890. 221B Baker St. A fine art dealer named Edmund Carstairs visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson to beg for their help. He is being menaced by a strange man in a flat cap - a wanted criminal who seems to have followed him all the way from America. In the days that follow, his home is robbed, his family is threatened. And then the first murder takes place. Almost unwillingly, Holmes and Watson find themselves being drawn ever deeper into an international conspiracy connected to the teeming criminal underworld of Boston, the gaslit streets of London, opium dens and much, much more. And as they dig, they begin to hear the whispered phrase-the House of Silk-a mysterious entity that connects the highest levels of government to the deepest depths of criminality. Holmes begins to fear that he has uncovered a conspiracy that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of society. The Arthur Conan Doyle Estate chose the celebrated, #1 New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz to write The House of Silk because of his proven ability to tell a transfixing story and for his passion for all things Holmes. Destined to become an instant classic, The House of Silk brings Sherlock Holmes back with all the nuance, pacing, and almost superhuman powers of analysis and deduction that made him the world's greatest detective, in a case depicting events too shocking, too monstrous to ever appear in print...until now.

Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States

Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States
Author: United States. Congress. House
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1831
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: SRLF:A0004367512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States Book Review:

Some vols. include supplemental journals of "such proceedings of the sessions, as, during the time they were depending, were ordered to be kept secret, and respecting which the injunction of secrecy was afterwards taken off by the order of the House."

Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia

Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Author: Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1835
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112046404684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia Book Review:

Journal of the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Journal of the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1808
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CHI:74653868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Journals of the House of Commons of Canada

Journals of the House of Commons of Canada
Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1907
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924112693498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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