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House of Nails

  • Author : Lenny Dykstra
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2016-06-28
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 0062407384

Summary : "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 Select Committees of the House of Lords and Evidence

  • Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1889
  • Total pages :329
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House of Commons Debates, Official Report

  • Author : Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1897
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :

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No Nails, No Lumber

  • Author : Jeffrey Head
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2012-08-10
  • Total pages :168
  • ISBN : 1616891556

Summary : Imagine a house constructed in less than forty-eight hours, without using lumber or nails, that is more resistant to fire, earthquakes, and hurricanes than any traditionally built structure. This may sound like the latest development in prefab housing or green architecture, but the design dates back to 1941 when architect Wallace Neff (1895–1982) developed Airform construction as a solution to the global housing crisis. Best known for his elegant Spanish Colonial–revival estates in Southern California, Neff had a private passion for his dome-shaped "bubble houses" made of reinforced concrete cast in position over an inflatable balloon. No Nails, No Lumber shows the beauty and versatility of Neff's design in new and vintage photography, previously unpublished illustrations, and archival material and ephemera.

Journals of the House of Commons

  • Author : Great Britain House of Commons
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1803
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :

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Journals of the House of Commons

  • Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1803
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :

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Parliamentary Debates. House of Representatives

  • Author : New Zealand. Parliament
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1927
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :

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Fifth Report from the Select Committee of the House of Lords on the Sweating System

  • Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords. Select Committee on the Sweating System
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1890
  • Total pages :47
  • ISBN :

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The Law Times Reports of Cases Decided in the House of Lords, the Privy Council, the Court of Appeal ... [new Series]

  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1885
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :

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Journals of the House of Commons

  • Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1757
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :

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Official Report of Debates, House of Commons

  • Author : Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1895
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :

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

  • Author : Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1896
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :

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The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings

  • Author : Edgar Allan Poe
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2003-03-27
  • Total pages :560
  • ISBN : 0141907266

Summary : The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings is a collection that displays the full force of Edgar Allen Poe's mastery of both Gothic horror and the short story form. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction and notes by David Galloway. This selection of Poe's critical writings, short fiction and poetry demonstrates his intense interest in aesthetic issues, and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind. 'The Fall of the House of Usher' is a slow-burning Gothic horror, describing the final hours of a family tormented by tragedy and the legacy of the past. In 'The Tell-Tale Heart', a murderer's insane delusions threaten to betray him, while stories such as 'The Pit and the Pendulum', 'The Raven' and 'The Cask of Amontillado' explore extreme states of decadence, fear and hate. In his introduction David Galloway re-examines the myths surrounding Poe's life and reputation. This edition includes a new chronology and suggestions for further reading. Although dissipated in his youth and plagued by mental instability towards the end of his life, Boston-born Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) had a variety of occupations, including service in the US army and magazine editor, as well as his remarkable literary output. If you enjoyed The Fall of the House of Usher, you might like Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto, also available in Penguin Classics. 'The most original genius that America has produced' Alfred, Lord Tennyson 'Poe has entered our popular consciousness as no other American writer' The New York Times Book Review

An Abstract of the Evidence Lately Taken in the House of Commons, Against the Orders in Council

  • Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1812
  • Total pages :36
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Selecting and Renovating an Old House

  • Author : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2012-09-14
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 048615629X

Summary : Clearly written manual tells how to appraise an older home, develop plans for remodeling the kitchen, add a bath, replace floors, roof, windows, doors, interior walls, kitchen cabinets, more.