Author: Jonathan Fraser LightPublish On: 2016-03-25
“There will be a man on the moon before he hits a home run in the big leagues.”
—Giants manager Alvin Dark ... The last to do so were Marvin Freeman of the
Rockies and Kevin Foster of the Cubs in June ¡995. Pitcher Home Run/Only Run
Author: Jonathan Fraser Light
Category: Sports & Recreation
More than any other sport, baseball has developed its own niche in America’s culture and psyche. Some researchers spend years on detailed statistical analyses of minute parts of the game, while others wax poetic about its players and plays. Many trace the beginnings of the civil rights movement in part to the Major Leagues’ decision to integrate, and the words and phrases of the game (for example, pinch-hitter and out in left field) have become common in our everyday language. From AARON, HENRY onward, this book covers all of what might be called the cultural aspects of baseball (as opposed to the number-rich statistical information so widely available elsewhere). Biographical sketches of all Hall of Fame players, owners, executives and umpires, as well as many of the sportswriters and broadcasters who have won the Spink and Frick awards, join entries for teams, owners, commissioners and league presidents. Advertising, agents, drafts, illegal substances, minor leagues, oldest players, perfect games, retired uniform numbers, superstitions, tripleheaders, and youngest players are among the thousands of entries herein. Most entries open with a topical quote and conclude with a brief bibliography of sources for further research. The whole work is exhaustively indexed and includes 119 photographs.
The laststop before reaching Martinique was the British island of Dominica
located one houraway tothe north. Its craggy mountain peakemerged like ... “I ran
away from home to escape beatings from my father. He most favored the taste of
Author: DeAnn Lubell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
On May 8, 1902, Mt. Pelée on the West Indies island of Martinique near the seaport town of St. Pierre erupted in a cloud of gas and fire in one of the most awesome and destructive pyrotechnic displays ever offered by nature. Four minutes later, thirty thousand citizens lay dead or dying, and the town engulfed in flames. Mother Nature was not entirely to blame for this disaster. In truth, the real culprits were the rather more deplorable traits found in Human Nature. If not for the dishonesty and corruption of officials who placed politics, greed, and racial intolerance above the welfare of the people, this devastating catastrophe did not have to happen. The Last Moon remains true to historical facts and personal testimonies. The main characters presented in this novel are either composites of real individuals who lived in Martinique prior to the eruption or actual people who influenced the turn of events. Also historically genuine are the Creole language, clothing, mix of races, diversified lifestyles, corrupt politics, racial discrimination, whorehouses, blackmagic, clergy, plantations, waterfront, plagues, floods, earthquakes, tidal-waves, lava and mud flows, volcanic eruptions, foreign ships, deadly snakes, mutant insects, lush topography, and the before-and-after sequence of the 1902 tragedy. Dramatically captured in this exotic saga are acts of friendship, forbidden love, lust, pride, gluttony, cruelty, corruption, mass murder, bravery, sacrifice, survival, faith, and hope. Book Review Very highly recommended for community library historical fiction collections. A riveting read from first page to last, "The Last Moon" is a novel set against the 1902 eruption of Mount Pelee on the West Indies island of Martinique that resulted in the death of some thirty thousand people and the seaport town of St. Pierre consumed by fire. An impressive historical novel, author DeAnn Lubell has paid careful attention to detail and accuracy with respect to historical facts including the Creole language spoken there, the culture, lifestyles, geography, and the geological phenomena that occur with respect to the eruption of a volcano. Against this superbly presented background is an engaging story of lust, greed, corruption, and murder, as well as friendship, love, sacrifice, faith, hope -- and survival. Deftly written from beginning to end, and available in both a hardcover and a softcover edition, "The Last Moon" is very highly recommended for community library historical fiction collections. Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA) Dear DeAnn...I just finished reading THE LAST MOON, and I'm so impressed with your wonderful book! The research you must have done is overwhelming with attention to such detail. I loved Yvette, such a strong and interesting character! You took me back in time and to a place I've never been, but allowed me to experience it as though I was actually there. I'm still dusting the volcanic ash off myself! Congratulations to you for a beautifully written story! THE LAST MOON was a masterpiece!... Dee Wambaugh THE LAST MOON ReaderTestimonies: 1. A riveting read. The Last Moon is a novel set against the 1902 eruption of Mount Peleé on the West Indies island of Martinique that resulted in the death of some thirty thousand people and the seaport town of St. Pierre consumed by fire - an impressive historical novel, author DeAnn Lubell has paid careful attention to detail and accuracy with respect to historical facts including the Creole language spoken there, the culture, lifestyles, geography, and the geological phenomena that occur with respect to the eruption of a volcano. Deftly written from beginning to end. The Last Moon is very highly recommended for community library historical fiction collection. Midwest Book Review 2.
I take one last look at the moon before heading across the street for home. I wish
maybe Carol Ann were there with me on the ledge. Alone together on a summer
night. Dream on, Cookie Man. Dream on. . . . Maybe, maybe if I get a bigger ...
Author: Jack Myers
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
Combine a neighborhood in turmoil, a strong blue-collar family, and a teenager with middle class instincts - what do you get? Row House Blues, the controversial sequel to Row House Days.
D.H. Schneider. “Well... the last target in all the attacks is a specific house... well
not the house so much as the person living in the house. Every single time the
person who lives in this house is mauled to death by the wolves before they
Author: D.H. Schneider
Mortimus howl is a mage that has been under a curse for 300 years, and though he has not always made the best decisions there comes a time in every mans life when they have to decide what's more important: the people he has come to care about and trust or whats left of his own misbegotten life.
Author: Patti Callahan HenryPublish On: 2004-05-04
“We'll get you home before class,” Reese said, and everyone laughed. Someone,
she thought it was Revvy, started singing a song by the Doors and everyone
joined in. By the last verse she'd lifted her voice with the rest of them to the wild ...
Author: Patti Callahan Henry
In this vibrant debut novel from New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry, a happy wife and mother’s life is upended by the return of her first love. Like most mothers, Amy Reynolds has anticipated the moment when her son brings home his first serious girlfriend. But she’s shocked to meet the girl’s father. Nick Lowry was the college boyfriend who captivated her heart and soul and then, without a word of explanation or warning, disappeared. She still wonders what took him away from her. Amy’s marriage is satisfying, her teenage children thriving. She loves her beautifully restored home and her work teaching at the local college. She has long since buried her memories of Nick. But now that he is back in her life, she can’t help recalling the beach where they pledged their destinies together twenty years ago. She can’t help missing the young woman she was then, full of passion and promise. And she can’t help being tempted by the life she might have lived...might still live—even though making that choice would betray all she holds dear.
Instead, he explained to me, it was Clyde's way of trying him out, testing his
mettle, before handing over the real prize. That would happen a few days ... to
wait until the final repairs were done before heading home. While they both
Author: Sarah Dessen
Category: Young Adult Fiction
From the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Once and for All In her eleventh novel, Sarah Dessen returns to the beach town of Colby, setting of some of her best-loved books. Emaline is a Colby native, and so summer at the beach for her means hard work and a new population of beach goers. During this, her last summer before college, Emaline meets Theo while working for her family’s rental business. He’s a city boy who’s come to Colby as the assistant to a high-strung documentary filmmaker who’s in town to profile a reclusive local artist. Emaline knows he’s not her type, but she can’t help feeling drawn to him. And as their relationship develops, Emaline finds herself questioning her own goals, values, and choices in this classic Dessen romance. Sarah Dessen is the winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her contributions to YA literature, as well as the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Books by Sarah Dessen: That Summer Someone Like You Keeping the Moon Dreamland This Lullaby The Truth About Forever Just Listen Lock and Key Along for the Ride What Happened to Goodbye The Moon and More Saint Anything Once and for All
Author: United States House of RepresentativesPublish On: 1861
Thus, in the two consecutive years commencing November, 1847, and ending
October, 1848, maxima and minima occurred—in 1847 twice on the third day before new moon, twice on the second day before new moon. three times on the
Antoine was sitting on the stairs outside his family's summer home in Cherbourg-
Octeville, on the Normandy coast. There was only one day to go before he was
supposed to leave for Houston with his parents. The training course at Johnson ...
Author: Johan Harstad
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Three teenagers are going on the trip of a lifetime. Only one is coming back. It's been more than forty years since NASA sent the first men to the moon, and to grab some much-needed funding and attention, they decide to launch an historic international lottery in which three lucky teenagers can win a week-long trip to moon base DARLAH 2-a place that no one but top government officials even knew existed until now. The three winners, Antoine, Midori, and Mia, come from all over the world. But just before the scheduled launch, the teenagers each experience strange, inexplicable events. Little do they know that there was a reason NASA never sent anyone back there until now-a sinister reason. But the countdown has already begun. . .
His last book before the self-imposed exile, which drew its inspiration from his
interlude with Karin, was dated 1909. It was entitled Vergissmeinnicht, “Forget-
me-not.” Perhaps she never did, but the same could not be said of his friends: ...
Author: Francesca Duranti
Publisher: Open Road Media
In a novel both “lively [and] dreamlike,” a translator’s obsession leads him into the literary spotlight—and toward the line between fantasy and reality (Los Angeles Times). Fabrizio Garrone is an impoverished but aristocratic translator who has been living a life of quiet desperation in Milan. He feels underappreciated and tormented by a persistent sense of having been cheated by life. But when he reads about a lost Viennese novel—The House on Moon Lake—in the journals of a late esteemed literary critic, he dreams that this project will put him on the cultural and literary map, and finally bring him the accolades that have eluded him. Fabrizio journeys to Vienna, tracks down the book, and translates it, and in so doing embarks on a nightmarish search for the truth behind the events depicted in it, as well as for clues about the tragic life of its forgotten author. When asked to write a short biography of the novelist, Fabrizio must invent details missing from the last three years of his subject’s life. The resulting biography is a publishing phenomenon. But the repercussions for Fabrizio are profound: he becomes the willing victim of a person he had thought to be fictional.
He described what he saw as 'magnificent desolation'. The flight of Apollo 11 made Aldrin one of the most famous people on the planet, yet few people know the rest of the story.
Author: Buzz Aldrin
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Forty years ago, Buzz Aldrin became the second human - minutes after Neil Armstrong - to set foot on a celestial body other than the Earth. The event remains one of mankind's greatest achievements and was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in history. In the years since, millions more have had their earth-centric perspective changed forever by gazing at the iconic photograph of Aldrin standing on the surface of the Moon with the blackness of space behind him. He described what he saw as 'magnificent desolation'. The flight of Apollo 11 made Aldrin one of the most famous people on the planet, yet few people know the rest of the story. In Magnificent Desolation, Aldrin not only gives us a harrowing first-person account of the lunar landing that came within seconds of failure, as well as the ultimate insider's view of life as one of the superstars of America's space program, he also opens up with remarkable candor about his more personal trials - and eventual triumphs - back on Earth. From the glory of being part of the mission that fulfilled President Kennedy's challenge to reach the Moon before the decade was out, Aldrin returned home to an Air Force career stripped of purpose or direction, other than as a public relations tool that NASA put to relentless use in a seemingly nonstop world tour. The twin demons of depression and alcoholism emerged - the first of which Aldrin confronted early and publicly and the second of which he met with denial until it nearly killed him. As an adventure story, a searing memoir of self-destruction and self-renewal, and as a visionary rallying cry to once again set our course for Mars and beyond, Magnificent Desolation is the thoroughly human story of a genuine hero.
“How appropriate it will be to find the lord's tomb when the moon is at its peak. I'm
sure we'll find it tonight.” He climbed down the bamboo ladder into the pit before
the other men arrived. The moon was directly overhead, and as he looked up ...
Author: Ed Davies
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
A rice farmer in contemporary northern Peru experiences a recurring dream which he relates to his village shaman. The shaman’s interpretation is that he was a Moche lord in a previous life, and the dream is directing him to open a tomb, perhaps his own, in an adobe pyramid built by the Moche civilization in the third century AD. The farmer assembles a crew and, digging only at night, they reach a royal burial chamber packed with exquisite golden artifacts. Their subsequent attempts to sell the pieces on the international antiquities market are successful until the police learn of the find and want their share. Rampant greed and corruption in their ranks pits policemen against their fellow officers, and the grave robbers are caught in the middle. Woven throughout are subtle themes of mysticism and reincarnation, and the hard-edged realities of avarice and official depravity.
Each performance seemed as though it might be his last, but somehow he'd take
a day or two to recuperate and hit the stage again. Jerry was in ... The same sort
of thing had happened to Keith Moon, the late, great drummer for The Who.
Author: Steve Parish
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
The untold story of life on the road with the Grateful Dead, written by an insider who lived it from the early days to today. Steve Parish was never one to walk the straight-and-narrow, even during his childhood growing up in Flushing Meadow, Queens. Busted as a teenager for selling acid in the summer of 1968, Parish landed in Riker's Island. The experience changed him and after getting out he did his best to stay out of trouble, securing a job moving music equipment at the New York State Pavilion. The first show he worked was a Grateful Dead concert in July of 1969 and Parish was captivated by the music. A life seemingly headed nowhere had suddenly found its calling as he fell in quickly with a band of likeminded misfits who formed the nucleus of what would be the greatest road crew in rock 'n' roll history. Parish traveled to California where his apprenticeship began. Working for the band for free and learning his craft, Parish got to know Jerry, Bobby, Phil, Billy and Mickey and through the years their relationships forged an unbreakable bond. He became very close with Garcia in particular, acting as his personal roadie and later manager for his solo performances and Garcia Band shows. He was there during times of trouble (like when a pimp held Garcia hostage at gunpoint in a New York hotel room), spending hours by his bedside when Garcia was in a coma in 1986, and performing the duties of best man at his wedding. He was also the last friend to see Garcia alive. Throughout the Dead's historic run, there were parties of biblical proportion and celebrity run-ins with everybody from Bob Dylan to Frank Sinatra--but there was a dark side to life on the road and tragedy didn't just strike the musicians. But Home Before Daylight is a story of friendship, of music and redemption. It is a piece of music history, one that reflects the American spirit of adventure and brotherhood. Seen through Steve Parish's eyes and experiences, The Grateful Dead's wild ride has never been so revealing.
Darkness was sliding rapidly across the sky, and she knew she'd be lucky to get home before Alex did. Energized by the last few hours, she was more determined
than ever to convince Alex that returning to the negotiating table was the best ...
Author: Anne Clarke
Publisher: Hard Shell Word Factory
Futuristic Romance: Newly elected as Ambassador to the infant colony of Treaine, Alex Mariltar has been ordered to take a wife from a race not his own. Rejecting the marriage choices of the Coalition, he settles on an elusive and beautiful creature from his dreams. Plucked from the supposed safety of a Coalition vessel, Earth woman, Joanna Chase, finds herself married to a jewel-eyed warrior with a will stronger than her own.
Léa took one last walk around the house before turning off the lights and going
into her room, where she fell back on the bed, arms outstretched. 'My final resting
place ...' She had never pictured it like this. She didn't know whether to laugh or ...
Author: Pascal Garnier
Publisher: Gallic Books
Given the choice, Martial would not have moved to Les Conviviales. But Odette loved the idea of a brand-new retirement village in the south of France. So that was that. At first it feels like a terrible mistake: they're the only residents and it's raining non-stop. Then three neighbours arrive, the sun comes out, and life becomes far more interesting and agreeable. Until, that is, some gypsies set up camp just outside their gated community...
'No, I came straight home, of course. I will tell her—' 'But she left not an hour since
! Which way did you come?' 'From Truro. She has been here? We must just have
missed. I came to Cawsand on Tuesday and from there by pilchard driver ...
Author: Winston Graham
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
The Black Moon is the enthralling fifth novel in Winston Graham's hugely popular Poldark series, which has become a television phenomenon starring Aidan Turner. Cornwall 1794. The birth of a son to Elizabeth and George Warleggan serves only to accentuate the rift between the Poldark and Warleggan families. And when Morwenna Chynoweth, now governess to Elizabeth’s eldest son, grows to love Drake Carne, Demelza’s brother, the enduring rivalry between George and Ross finds a new focus for bitter enmity and conflict. The Black Moon is followed by the sixth book in the Poldark series, The Four Swans.
Several months before she died she taught me how to cook, do laundry and
clean, before the cancer and ... Even though there were years of treatments —
overnight stays at the hospital were common, only to return home the next day
with the ...
Author: Lynne Zarek
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
After growing up in a small town in Missouri, Lynsey decided to venture west to try to unravel an enigma that she has known about since she was five. After settling to Idaho, Lynsey saw herself struggling with her sexuality and with the religious beliefs that she grew up with. Coupled by abusive relationships, the unimaginable happened on a hot August night in 1990. A deep knife wound to the back placed Lynsey on the witness stand with an unusual case for a jury to deliberate in Boise. A trial that not only was a first for Idaho, but was also historic in nature nationwide.
For hours Mike floated, catching brief glimpses of the moon rising to its zenith.
The truck noises died away, ... Get farther west before the sun came up, then find
a place to squirrel away; rest and wait for the day to pass. Past a knee-deep
Author: Pat Clark
The Last Wolf Home is a story of faith, courage, and love that begins on the day in 1970 that Michael Edwards, an Air Force fighter pilot, is shot down during the Vietnam War. Unknown to Mike, Elena Fernandez, the beautiful Cuban refugee who is his lover, is pregnant with his daughter. Elena, caught in the relentless tragedy of all those who love the missing, sacrifices any chance for happiness by remaining faithful to the vague hope that her lover will return someday. Harry Garland is the war hero who comes home embittered by the abandonment of his missing comrades and the desertion of the people of Indochina. After he drifts away from the Air Force, Harry meets Elena and falls in love for the first time in his life. The love affair comes to a painful ending when Elena discovers that Harry has concealed important details he knows concerning Mike's fate. After Elena leaves him, Harry's life goes downhill, and he eventually returns to Laos and becomes involved in the heroin trade. He discovers Mike on his last trip into Laos, and redeems his wasted life by rescuing Mike and returning him to the woman they both love.
Well, the lad rode this horse, too, to the hiding-place where he kept the other one,
and after that he went home. ... each worse than the one which went before, and
when the last came, the lad danced about with the shock from one barn wall to ...
Author: George Webbe Dasent
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Juvenile Fiction
DIVClassic Norwegian fairy tales include title story, plus "Shortshanks," "Princess on the Glass Hill," "Why the Sea Is Salt," "The Twelve Wild Ducks," "The Mastermaid," "Dapplegrim," "Tatterhood," and 2 other stories. /div