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My Journey Through Her Eyes
by Nick Yarris

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English

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September 18, 2017

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"Best selling author Nick Yarris returns with a work so personal that it grips readers from the first words, until the last page has been consumed. Brilliantly composed and emotionally driven by reality this work is a fantastic look into one remarkable life".
Recollections of a Museum Collector
by , Charles M. Barber

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English

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September 19, 2017

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In the 1940s at the urging of his friend and colleague Karl Schmidt of the Field Museum in Chicago, Charles Barber (1876-1954) penned the stories of his time as a museum collector in the American Southwest, Mexico and Guatemala. These are the stories of a young man whose first trip west in 1894 turned into a lifelong pursuit of natural history, zoology and paleontology. The majority of his recollections cover the time period from 1903 through 1908, which were the years when he was employed by the Field Museum. Charley ultimately came to the realization that he was preserving not only a bit of the history of field collecting, but also the memories of his mentors and colleagues and the life that he and his contemporaries led. These previously unpublished manuscripts are a fascinating look into the life of the exacting natural scientist who often had to rely on none but himself for survival in remote and dangerous settings.
Green Bay Love Stories and Confessions of a Grassroots Candidate ...
by SANDY SULLIVAN

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English

Pages

381

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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SPORTS & POLITICS & GREEN BAY PACKERS –<br />Green Bay Love Stories and Confessions of a Grassroots Candidate is an amazing story of intrigue, fascination and sheer fun and you’ll be totally amazed by this tale of how a woman with a colorful past, the Lombardi Green Bay Packers and state politics combined to create a international media firestorm for a few weeks in the fall of 2006.<br /><br /> Sandy Sullivan is an author, teacher, artist, businesswoman and public speaker who worked with Vince Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers in the early 1960's. <br /> Her first book, “Green Bay Love Stories,” was acknowledged as a significant historical account of the Packers Glory Years and the foreword is written by Packers Hall of Fame great, Paul Hornung. <br />Now she has written the rest of the story - "Green Bay Love Stories and Confessions of a Grassroots Candidate." It is the story about what happened when she ran for Wisconsin Secretary of State and how the media took the “Love Stories” book and spun it into an international media “fire-storm” in the fall of 2006. The book is well worth the 542 page reading time; just to learn about her relationships with some of the colorful and marvelous characters who played for Lombardi and what can and did happen when she ran for public office. There are 90+ photos which add to the authenticity, endear the characters and enhance the storyline.
Saliendo de la Calle Oscura: Autobiografía de Sergio Cortina (Ho...
by Sergio Cortina

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Spanish

Pages

154

Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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Tras el quinto sorbo al Kas me dieron ganas de mear y bendita la diminuta vejiga de un niño. De camino a los lavabos, con la cremallera del inocente pantalón corto todavía abierta, apareció la imagen. Destellos de luz dorada y cantos angelicales iluminaron el pasillo y el videojuego de mi vida mostró el primer logro desbloqueado en mitad de la pantalla. Entre bidones de cerveza y una pila de listines telefónicos desfasados, surgió un póster del Oviedo de la temporada 1987-88. La del último ascenso a Primera división. Ahí comenzó todo.<br /><br /><br />EXTRACTO<br /><br />Aquí queda dicho en honor a la verdad: debo ser el único periodista deportivo que no fue al fútbol de niño con su padre. Pero que ningún parabólico se asuste y llame a los servicios sociales. Si Alfredo Relaño ha abierto un crowdfunding para equipararme de forma retroactiva a los privilegiados niños del Boxing Day, que lo cierre de inmediato. Quiero dejar clara una cosa: mis padres fueron estupendos. Tuve una infancia felicísima en la que no me faltó de nada y fue solo gracias a ellos. El borrón del fútbol esta ahí, pero nunca pudieron hacer mucho por solucionarlo. Alfonso era cocinero y Ana camarera de pisos en un hotel. Esa combinación de cuadrantes laborales convirtió en un bien escaso los momentos en familia. Las costumbres de los hosteleros españoles, siempre tan cercanas a la tiranía, pesaron más. Fueron los dobles turnos y el pluriempleo, y no otra cosa, los que retrasaron mi ingreso en la grada. Espero que Robinson, cuando me dedique uno de esos reportajes lacrimógenos que bien podría llevar por título <i>El futbolero autodidacta</i>, lo tenga en cuenta. He rodado ese programa mil veces en mi cabeza. Conozco de memoria su banda sonora y sus grises texturas ambientales. Sé que usarán planos de recurso de Oviedo bajo el orbayu y que los títulos de crédito aparecerán calzados con elegancia sobre las gotas de lluvia.<br /><br />SOBRE EL AUTOR<br /><br />Sergio Cortina (Oviedo, 1980). El trabajo, dignifica, en Globomedia y Yahoo! Canterano de <i>Diarios de Fútbol</i>. Entre Uschi Digard y Kim Shattuck. Entre <i>Night boat to Cairo</i> y <i>Todos los ahorcados mueren empalmados</i>. Perder la virginidad sobre el césped del Luigi Ferraris. Ingenuo, bocazas y yugoslavo, por parte de Joka. Un bajo que coge polvo en la esquina del dormitorio, junto a los pañales. Enemigo de la nostalgia. «¿Has visto alguna vez una fotografía tuya de cuando eras niño? En mi opinión, esas fotografías o te ponen contento o te dejan más triste que nunca», dijo Hornby. Para qué ponerse a rebatir.
Sed en La Condomina: Autobiografía de Luis María Valero (Hoolig...
by Luis María Valero

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Spanish

Pages

160

Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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<b>No hay guía turístico en este país más preparado que un aficionado errante del Murcia.</b>​<br />Desde 1996 hasta 2016, el Murcia ha jugado en el grupo murciano de Tercera, el grupo catalán de Segunda B, el grupo andaluz de Segunda B, el grupo gallego de Segunda B, Segunda y Primera División. El Murcia ha visto mucha España, excesiva, y eso ha traído consecuencias: hay aficionados del Murcia a los que ya no les queda España por ver, hay aficionados del Murcia que ya han marcado todas las casillas.<b><br /></b><b>La autobiografía de uno de los futbolistas españoles emblemáticos.</b><br />EXTRACTO<br />En un recreo del instituto me dijo Roberto, integralmente madridista, que el Murcia era para él «un club así tipo Levante», y en su mueca dibujó todo el desprecio de este mundo. En la pastelería Burgueño de Medina del Campo, la dependienta me confesó que, para ella, nosotros éramos «un equipo de esos que no importa mucho». Y en la sidrería Mi Capricho de Gijón, antes de un Sporting-Murcia, los camareros charlaron conmigo sobre el partido, me ofrecieron sus chupitos de gala y se despidieron emocionados con un «aúpa Numancia». Probablemente la imagen que se tiene del Murcia en las nebulosas exteriores no sea muy diferente de esa composición: un club así tipo Levante, que no importa mucho y que, en un momento dado, puede llegar a ser confundido con el Numancia. Y sí, sí, en efecto: el trozo de España que menos importa fue a tener el equipo que le correspondía, es decir, un equipo poco importante, si bien para algunos humanos es el equipo que más importa, y, realmente, el equipo que lo importa todo.<br /><br /><br />SOBRE EL AUTOR<br /><br />Luis María Valero (Murcia, 1984). Su padre lo llevó al fútbol y su madre lo rodeó de libros: ambas cosas trajeron consecuencias. En un mundo ideal se levanta por la mañana, es el mediocentro del Real Murcia y decide la final de la Copa de Europa ante el Milán con un gol de cabeza a la salida de un córner, en el que le hacen una brecha enorme. Celebra ese gol poniendo cara de loco mientras saborea su propia sangre. En el mundo real siempre le dio bastante miedo ir de cabeza y se marea con la sangre. Le gustan los bares de viejos, la poesía antisentimental y amasar. Se permite a sí mismo sentir el misterio.
The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Perf...
by Tom Brady

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<b>The first book by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady—the five-time Super Bowl champion who is still reaching unimaginable heights of excellence at forty years old—a gorgeously illustrated and deeply practical “athlete’s bible” that reveals Brady’s revolutionary approach to sustained peak performance for athletes of all kinds and all ages.</b><BR><BR>In modern sports, some athletes have managed to transcend their competition in a way that no one will ever forget: Jordan. Jeter. Ali. Williams. These elite legends have changed the game, achieved the unthinkable, and pushed their bodies to unbelievable limits. Joining their exclusive ranks is Tom Brady.<BR> <BR>“Brady is the healthiest great champion the NFL has ever had, both physically and mentally” (Sally Jenkins, <i>The Washington Post</i>). The longtime New England Patriots quarterback, who in 2017 achieved his fifth Super Bowl win and fourth Super Bowl MVP award, is widely regarded as an athlete whose training and determination pushed him from a mediocre draft position to the most-revered and respected professional football player of his generation.<BR> <BR>In <i>The TB12 Method</i>, Tom Brady explains how he developed his groundbreaking approach to long-term fitness, presenting a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to his personal practice. Brady offers the principles behind pliability, which is at the heart of a new paradigm shift and movement toward a more natural, healthier way of exercising, training, and living—and one that challenges some commonly held assumptions around health and wellness. Filled with lessons learned from Brady’s own peak performance training, and step-by-step action steps to help readers develop and maintain their own peak performance, <i>The TB12 Method </i>also advocates for more effective approaches to strength training, hydration, nutrition, supplementation, cognitive fitness, recovery, and other lifestyle choices that dramatically decrease the risk of injury while amplifying and extending performance, as well as quality of life.<BR> <BR>After using his methods for over a decade, Brady believes that the TB12 approach has made him—and can make any athlete, male or female, in any sport and at any level—achieve their own peak performance. With instructions, drills, photos, in-depth case studies that Brady himself has used, as well as personal anecdotes and experiences from on and off the field, <i>The TB12 Method</i> is the only book an athlete will ever need, a playbook from Brady himself that will change the game.
Me and Cambridge - part two: diario di viaggio - trip diary (Ital...
by Miriam Blasich

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Italian

Pages

26

Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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Me and Cambridge - diario di viaggio (suddiviso in tre parti)<br />Otto settimane nella città dei geni, tra lezioni di inglese, itinerari ed emozioni.<br />Testi in italiano e inglese <br /><br />Un soggiorno studio finanziato dal progetto Pipol FVG ha il sapore di una vincita alla lotteria. Dopo sei mesi dalla richiesta per studiare l’inglese all’estero, Miriam compra una grande valigia e parte per l’Inghilterra. La città scelta è Cambridge che Wikipedia indica come la città del Regno Unito con più piste ciclabili, a misura d’uomo e costituita prevalentemente da college. Tutto è nuovo e da scoprire: Bar Hill, Tesco, Grantchester, Harriets, il Fitzwilliam museum, l’orto botanico, il punting e le mucche “metereologiche”.<br />Scritta in italiano e in inglese, questa guida si propone come un punto di riferimento per chi non è mai stato a Cambridge con l’intento di rendere familiare questa città che sa accogliere e meravigliare. <br /><br />- pag.60<br />- full color<br />- data del viaggio: maggio-luglio 2016<br />- layout,testi, illustrazioni e foto di Miriam Blasich<br />- pubblico a cui è rivolto: adulti e ragazzi, amanti dei viaggi, a chi studia l’inglese<br /><br />ME AND CAMBRIDGE - trip diary <br /><br />A travelogue of eight weeks in the city of genes, including English lessons, tours and emotions.<br />A stay-funded study Pipol FVG project has the flavor of a lottery win. After six months of being required to study English abroad, Miriam bought a large suitcase and left for England. The chosen city is Cambridge, which Wikipedia names as the most human-scale UK city, with the most bike lanes, and consists predominantly of colleges. Everything is new and to be discovered: Bar Hill, Tesco, Grantchester, Harriets, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the botanical garden, punting boat and "weather" cows. Written in Italian and English, this guide is intended as a reference guide for anyone who has never been to Cambridge, with the intention of familiarizing readers with a city that knows how to welcome and amaze its guests.<br /><br />- p.60 <br />- full color <br />- travel dates: may-July 2016 <br />- layout, texts, illustrations and photos of Miriam Blasich <br />- public to whom it is addressed: adults and children, travel enthusiasts, and those who study English<br />
Folds to the Door: A History of Camp Hagan Shawnee-on-Delaware 19...
by Alice Royer Roy

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English

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September 19, 2017

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Folds to the Door is primarily a recollection of priceless memories. It is not, however, exclusively a book for those who were fortunate enough to attend Camp Hagan. The contents cover the history of camps, information about the area where the camp was located in the Poconos, documentation about the influence of the Lutheran Church in its quest to build character in the youth who attended, a look at life and how people’s perspectives and priorities varied with world events, and even meteorological and topographical influences. So, while this book, for those who attended, will be held dear as a time capsule of people, places, activities, and reminiscences, any reader will find the contents engaging.
DAHOAM: Zwischen Schliersee und Tokyo - warum es wichtig ist, in ...
by Markus Wasmeier

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German

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216

Publication Date

September 22, 2017

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In einer Welt, die immer unübersichtlicher wird, müssen wir uns auf die eigenen Werte besinnen, damit wir uns nicht verlieren. Auf eine leichte, unverkrampfte Art. "Heimat ist ein Gefühl. Zuhause fühle ich mich überall, wo nette Menschen sind", sagt Markus Wasmeier. Deutschlands erfolgreichster Ski-Rennläufer aller Zeiten (Doppel- Olympiasieger und Weltmeister) lebt nach seiner weltweiten Raserei in Schliersee. Er baute dort mit traditionellen Techniken und eigenen Händen ein altbayrisches Dorf, das heute ein Museum ist.<br /><br />DAHOAM soll kein Ratgeber sein. Aber doch Denkanstöße für das eigene Leben bieten. Es erzählt von der Kraft einer Großfamilie, in der mehrere Generationen miteinander leben. Von der Bedeutung der Natur, von persönlicher Integrität und einer Rückbesinnung auf das Wesentliche. Eine Biografie mit 158 Stundenkilometern Abfahrtstempo, einem wilden Abenteuer auf den Fiji-Inseln, dem Ratschlag eines kanadischen Indianer-Häuptlings und einem Adler, der für Wasmeier ein Zeichen setzte. Ein Plädoyer für Heimatliebe und Weltoffenheit zugleich.<br /><br />"Ich war oft weit entfernt von Dahoam: Überall sind Menschen unterschiedlich, aber doch haben alle ähnliche Sehnsüchte. Pflegen wir unsere Werte, sonst verlieren wir die Gemeinsamkeiten."<br />Markus Wasmeier
007Obie: A Memoir by Obie R. Silverwood
by Obie Silverwood

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English

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222

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September 19, 2017

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What were the dreams of your youth? Were they fulfilled or are you still chasing them? Mine was to be like James Bond - without killing anyone, of course. To wear the tuxedo, drive an Aston Martin, ski the Swiss Alps and marry a beautiful girl. But, being born neither rich nor cultured, I had little chance of realizing such desires.<br /><br />So, did my dream came true? Well, that’s the rub - you will have to read the book to find out. But, here’s a little tidbit to wet your pallet: “It reminds me now of Casino Royale, the scene in which James Bond and Vesper Lynd were dining alone at the Hotel Splendide. My wife’s lovely blue eyes sparkled with light from the crystal chandeliers. Joy and I were in St. Moritz to ski and seated that evening at a quiet table in the Palace Hotel’s dining room. Fingering my lapel, I glanced up at the waiter, smiled, and uttered, “Bond, James Bond.” He straightened a bit, raised his eyebrows, looked down his long French nose and said, “Yes, Monsieur, but white dinner jackets are worn only in the summer.” Needless to say, I spent the rest of the evening peeking out of my shoe laces. Such were the lessons to be learned by a California guy wishing to be Bond.”<br /><br />In the pages that follow you will travel to Vienna, Budapest, London, Monte Carlo and Nassau. Tuxedo attired, you will sip champagne in the world’s finest hotels, enjoy New Year’s Eve at the Paris Ritz, attend the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Monaco Grand Prix and drive Aston Martins on some of the world’s best race tracks. And, you will learn how I got the money and culture to make my James Bond dream come true.<br /><br />Beyond entertaining reading, hopefully 007Obie will help nudge you towards the fulfillment of your desires. To paraphrase Jackson Browne in his song, The Pretender, “…you don’t want to be left standing on the shore as the ship bearing your dreams sails out of sight.” <br />

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