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Princess Ballot: A Dark College Romance (Royals of Arbon Academy ...
by , Jaymin Eve

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English

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Publication Date

January 03, 2020

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<i>You have been chosen. </i><br /><br />Those four words change Violet Spencer’s whole life, when against staggering odds, she's selected in the "princess ballot." <br /><br />Arbon Academy is affectionately known as the school for Royals. Only the rich, powerful, or heir to a throne gain entry ... except for the one scholarship student accepted every five years. It's a worldwide lottery, and one that Violet entered without giving it any serious thought. <br /><br />But the media got it wrong and Arbon Academy is much more than a simple college for future leaders.<br /><br />It’s a dark world of politics, intrigue, and dangerous guys who will stop at nothing to get their own way. Despite her best efforts at remaining off the radar, Violet finds herself a pawn between two of the most powerful monarchies in the world. <br /><br />Prince Rafe of the Switzerlands and Prince Alex of the Australasias are bitter enemies both on the soccer field and in the political arena. Monarchies rule the world now, and every waking breath is a competition for the princes. <br /><br />Control the ball.<br />Control the world. <br />Control Violet. <br /><br />Whether it's through love or hate, someone will ultimately win.<br /><br />*This is book one in a dark college romance. This is not a RH or traditional love triangle story, but it does include a-hole princes, nasty princesses, and one chick who will take none of their sh!t, all the while doing her best to make it out alive. HEA guaranteed. Eventually. 17+.<br />
Shade's First Rule (Divine Apostasy Book 1)
by A. F. Kay

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English

Pages

434

Publication Date

August 01, 2019

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A new LitRPG world has arrived!<br /><br />It's Ruwen’s Ascension Day, and he finally dies for the first time. His newly revived body can learn Spells and Abilities for the Class given him by the Goddess Uru, and dying is no longer permanent.<br /><br />Ruwen’s high intelligence makes becoming a Mage inevitable. With his new powers, he will locate his parents and clear their family name. But nothing goes as Ruwen imagined, and when a rival God tries to kill Ruwen shortly after his disastrous Ascension, his focus turns from his future to just surviving.<br /><br />His choices place him in the middle of an ancient war, and he must overcome the limitations of his unexpected Class to reach level five. Only then will he have the tools needed to survive. But dying now comes with a terrible penalty, and failing Uru might not only cost him his life and loved ones but his entire world.<br /><br />It turns out dying on your Ascension Day is the easy part.<br /><br />*****<br /><br />Hey, LitRPG readers! I've created an FAQ for Shade's First Rule to answer some of the common questions and to help you decide if this book is for you. It can be found at: afkauthor.com/faq
Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from...
by Laura Hillenbrand

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

November 11, 2014

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<b>In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of <i>Unbroken</i> introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics. </b><br /><br />On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War.<br /> <br />The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.<br /> <br />Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will.<br /> <br />Featuring more than one hundred photographs plus an exclusive interview with Zamperini, this breathtaking odyssey—also captured on film by director Angelina Jolie—is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the ability to endure against the unlikeliest of odds.<br /><br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Unbroken<br /></i></b><br />"This adaptation of Hillenbrand's adult bestseller is highly dramatic and exciting, as well as painful to read as it lays bare man's hellish inhumanity to man."—<b><i>Booklist</i>, STARRED</b><br /><br />"This captivating book emphasizes the importance of determination, the will to survive against impossible odds, and support from family and friends. A strong, well-written work."—<b><i>SLJ<br /></i></b><br />"This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to young readers."—<i><b>Kirkus</b><br /></i>
NFL Century: The One-Hundred-Year Rise of America's Greatest Spor...
by Joe Horrigan

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English

Pages

358

Publication Date

August 27, 2019

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<b>From the former executive director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame comes a sweeping and lively history of the National Football League, timed to coincide with the NFL’s 100th anniversary season.</b><br /><b> </b><br /><b>“I can think of no one better qualified—or more enthusiastic—to chronicle the National Football League’s century-long history than Joe Horrigan.”—Marv Levy, Hall of Fame NFL coach</b><br /><br />The NFL has come a long way from its founding in Canton, Ohio, in 1920. In the hundred years since that fateful day, football has become America’s most popular and lucrative professional sport. The former scrappy upstart league that struggled to stay afloat has survived a host of challenges—the Great Depression and World War II, controversies and scandals, battles over labor rights and competition from rival leagues—to produce American icons like Vince Lombardi, Joe Montana, and Tom Brady. It is an extraordinary and entertaining history that could be told only by Joe Horrigan, former executive director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and perhaps the greatest living historian of the NFL, by drawing upon decades of NFL archives. Compelling, eye-opening, and authoritative, <i>NFL Century</i> is a must-read for NFL fans and anyone who loves the game of football.<br /><br /><b>Advance praise for <i>NFL Century</i></b><br /><br />“Joe Horrigan takes the reader on a delightful tour of the seminal moments of the NFL in the past one hundred years—the players, owners, coaches, executives, and historical events that made the game of football the most popular in America. It’s a wonderful walk down memory lane for any football fan, young or old.”<b>—Michael Lombardi, author of <i>Gridiron Genius</i><br /></b> <br />“There is no one—and I mean no one—who knows more about the history of the NFL than Joe Horrigan, the heart and soul of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As the gold standard of sports leagues celebrates its one hundredth season, it’s appropriate that the gold standard of sports historians has written <i>NFL Century,</i> an entertaining and educational journey.”<b>—Gary Myers, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Brady vs Manning</i></b>
Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival in the Amazon
by Yossi Ghinsberg

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English

Pages

344

Publication Date

June 09, 2015

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<b>“A powerful story of self-discovery, survival in the wild.” —<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /><br />Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive.<br /><br />The basis of an upcoming motion picture, <i>Jungle</i> is the story of friendship and the teachings of nature, and a terrifying true account that you won’t be able to put down.
Varnoth: The Black Blade: Book One: (A LitRPG Story)
by Lavelle Jackson

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English

Pages

344

Publication Date

August 01, 2019

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What would you do if you awoke without memory, crucified, and on the brink of death? <br /><br />Varnoth, a shadow panther, must struggle to survive in the cruel world of Albattara. He must use his natural-born skills in this fantasy LitRPG to explore the land, complete quests, conquer dungeons, craft potions, destroy terrifying monsters, and find answers to his questions: <br /><br />Who is he? <br /><br />Why was he crucified?<br /><br />Dean Henegar (author of Limitless Lands series) - 5 Stars - "Varnoth is a fun new addition to the LitRPG genre. The main character is a unique race and class that hasn't been done before...who doesn't like cat people? This is an enjoyable read, looking forward to a sequel."<br /><br />
The Final Game at Ebbets Field
by Noel Hynd

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English

Pages

221

Publication Date

June 27, 2019

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MUST READING FOR L.A. and Brooklyn Dodger fans! The most extensive account ever of the final game played by the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field. Plus much more!<br /><br /> Mr. Hynd is clearly a baseball addict, a true aficionado of the game...." - NY Times<br /><br /><br />The Dodgers played their final game in Brooklyn on September 24th, 1957. From the author of "The Giants of The Polo Grounds," here's a thoughtful entertaining NEW account of that last game played by the Brooklyn Dodgers at baseball's most fabled and best loved ballpark. <br /><br />'The Final Game At Ebbets Field’ starts this unique collection of true baseball stories. Rare Dodger photographs and a treasure trove of new insights and details accompany this newly researched account. The book continues its title account with a lively assemblage of true major league stories from the golden age of baseball. The stories, anecdotes and memories focus on Brooklyn but there are also classic tales included from New York, Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia, most of which touch upon the Dodgers one way or another. <br /><br /> We meet the fascinating men and women of the first half of the 20th Century. We get to know the people and places of a colorful bygone time when there were sixteen teams and hundreds of legendary players. <br /><br />Meet, for example, the family that lived at a ballpark in New York, the female Olympic swimmer who became the pitcher and captain of the New York Female Giants. Spend time with championship Boston Red Sox team that featured the greatest everyday outfield ever. Go back to the day when John Dillinger played professional baseball and Al Capone asked a Chicago player for an autograph, an offer that was not to be refused. <br /><br />Fly a single engine plane with Ruth Law, the skilled aviatrix who dropped a grapefruit from an airplane on the Brooklyn manager. Relive the torments of the A's owner who erected a spiteful wall in Philadelphia to prevent neighborhood fans from seeing his team's games. Discover whether Babe Ruth was a Republican or a Democrat...or both. Be at the Polo Grounds when a little used Dodger reserve player ended Carl Hubbell's record winning streak.<br /><br />But foremost, you will meet again the cast of supporting characters from Ebbets Field: Emmett Kelly, Hilda Chester, Happy Felton, announcer Tex Rickart, and organist and soprano Gladys Goodding. (Q:"Who played for the Dodgers, the Knicks and the Rangers? A: Gladys Goodding.) You'll meet the man who published Duke Snider's memoir and the famed journalist who regrets not having returned more often to Sullivan Place. You will read words and thoughts on the Dodger Universe by Roberto Clemente, Clem Labine, Carl Erskine, Pee Wee Reese, Stan Musial and Duke Snider. <br /><br />All these true stories, anecdotes, Brooklyn memories and more are contained here, assembled for the first time and told in the wry amusing style of Noel Hynd, a former contributor to Sports Illustrated.<br /><br />'The Final Game at Ebbets Field' is an insightful romp through some of American baseball's quirkiest events. It’s a memorable read! Come join us on a road trip with the Brooklyn Dodgers, their fans and baseball's most colorful times.<br /><br />Praise for Noel Hynd's "The Giants of The Polo Grounds”…...<br /><br />“A compelling and comprehensive history of an extraordinary ball club.” - New York Times<br /><br />“Grandly digressive! The owners, stars like Mathewson and Mays, various eccentric players are all here in this vivid history by <br />Sports Illustrated contributor Hynd.” - Publishers’ Weekly<br /><br />“Fans of all ages will treasure the crazy quilt text for its stylish recall of the game’s summer roots.” -Kirkus Library Journal<br /><br />“Just plain enjoyable as baseball is supposed to be.” - The Pennsylvania Gazette<br /><br /><br />
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Te...
by Steve Sheinkin

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English

Pages

289

Publication Date

January 17, 2017

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<p><b>“Sheinkin has made a career of finding extraordinary stories in American history.” —<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b></p><p><i>Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team </i>is an astonishing underdog sports story—and more. It’s an unflinching look at the U.S. government’s violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures. Expertly told by three-time National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin, it’s the story of a group of young men who came together at that school, the overwhelming obstacles they faced both on and off the field, and their absolute refusal to accept defeat.</p><p>Jim Thorpe: Super athlete, Olympic gold medalist, Native American <br />Pop Warner: Indomitable coach, football mastermind, Ivy League grad </p><p>Before these men became legends, they met in 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, where they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football," they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work.<br /><b></b><br /><b>A 2017 Horn Book–Boston Globe Nonfiction Honor Book</b><br /><b>A <i>Washington Post </i>Best Book of 2017</b><br /><b>A <i>New York Times </i>Notable Children's Book of 2017</b><br /><b>A <i>Kirkus Reviews </i>Best Non-Fiction Book of 2017</b><br /><b>A <i>Horn Book </i>Fanfare Best Book of 2017</b><br /><b>A 2017 <i>Booklist </i>Youth Editors' Choice</b><br /><b>A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Teens</b><br /><b>A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017</b><br /><b>A 2018 ALSC Notable Children's Book</b><br /><b>A National Council for the Social Studies Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People</b><br /><b>A 2018 VOYA Nonfiction Honor Book</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b>This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.</p>
Road Trip with the Enemy (Sweet Water High Book 10)
by Kelsie Stelting

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<p><strong>I made two promises after my brother died: to run a charity marathon in his place and to avoid Jeremiah Dermot at all costs.</strong><br /></p><p>So when my car’s broken down on the side of the road while my parents are at a retreat to save their crumbling marriage, of course Jeremiah’s the one who pulls up and offers to give me a ride. <br /></p><p>I don’t care how handsome he is when he looks at me with those adventure eyes or that any other girl would give everything to drive across the country with him. No, I’m thinking about my brother and the little boy in hospice he wanted to run this race for.<br /></p><p>Now I have two choices: break a promise to my brother, or take a road trip with my enemy.</p><p><em>Get lost in this story that makes you <strong>feel</strong> in ways you've never felt before. Road Trip with the Enemy will leave you breathless, restless, smiling, and believing enemies can have a happily ever after.</em></p>
Sharp Sports Betting
by Stanford Wong

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English

Pages

380

Publication Date

June 01, 2011

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Sharp Sports Betting explains the logic and math of sports bets, including such exotic bets as parlays, teasers, and props. Lots of NFL data.

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