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House of Nails

  • Author : Lenny Dykstra
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  • 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.

No Nails, No Lumber

  • Author : Jeffrey Head
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  • 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.

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
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  • Release Date :1860
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :

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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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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
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1951
  • Total pages :3122
  • ISBN :

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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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Nailed!

  • Author : Christopher Frankie
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2013-04-02
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0762448288

Summary : Nailed! is a dramatic biography of Lenny Dykstra—the heroic center fielder for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies in the '80s and '90s whose gritty play earned him the nickname “Nails.” Dykstra's unlikely post-baseball rise in the business world is a success story that is only matched by the sordid tale of his ultimate downfall. From famously receiving financial guru Jim Cramer's ringing endorsement as “one of the best” stock prognosticators, to hanging out with Charlie Sheen and numerous prostitutes, to holding court in his 15 million California home, Dykstra lived a highflying lifestyle. He was the toast of the business world before his litany of crimes were detected and his empire began to unravel in 2009, leading to a conviction and prison sentence in 2012 with more charges pending. Through compelling storytelling supported by extensive research and documentation—including interviews with many of Dykstra's friends, family, and business associates—Nailed! Peels back the layers of this onion to reveal that the criminal charges of grand theft auto, identity theft, vandalism, lewd behavior, sexual assault, and more are just the tip of the iceberg. This is an engaging read of a sports and business hero gone bad.

House

  • Author : Tracy Kidder
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :341
  • ISBN : 9780618001910

Summary : 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.

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
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  • Release Date :1890
  • Total pages :47
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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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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 :1889
  • 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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Official Report of Debates, House of Commons

  • Author : Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1893
  • Total pages :329
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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 :1898
  • Total pages :329
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