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Sports From Hell

Author : Rick Reilly
ISBN : 0385532695
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The most popular sports columnist in America puts his life (and dignity) on the line in search of the most absurd sporting event on the planet. What is the stupidest sport in the world? Not content to pontificate from the sidelines, Rick Reilly set out on a global journey—with stops in Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Denmark, England, and even a maximum security prison at Angola, Louisiana—to discover the answer to this enduring question. From the physically and mentally taxing sport of chess boxing to the psychological battlefield that is the rock-paper-scissors championship, to the underground world of illegal jart throwing, to several competitions that involve nudity, Reilly, in his valiant quest, subjected himself to both bodily danger and abject humiliation (or, in the case of ferret legging, both). These fringe sports offer their participants a chance to earn a few bucks and achieve the eternal glory that is winning—even when the victory in question might strike some as pointless, like the ability to sit in an oven-hot sauna for the longest time. It's debatable whether these sports push the body or just human idiocy to the outermost limits, but one thing is for sure: Sports in Hell is laugh-out-loud hilarious and will deliver plenty of unabashed fun. From the Hardcover edition.

Tabloid From Hell

Author : Michael A. Raffaele
ISBN : 0595227929
Genre : Social Science
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"Love us. Hate us. Read us." That was the slogan of The Trentonian, the scrappy underdog tabloid newspaper from Trenton, N.J. The newspaper combined a mix of hard-hitting news, steamy sex stories and solid sports to produce massive sales in competitive market. The paper represented the heart and soul of the city. It was truly "No. 1 in the hearts of the people." In 1998, The Trentonian took a tragic turn -- a turn in which the paper likely will never recover. It ditched its core readers. It turned its back on Trenton. Tabloid From Hell chronicles the rise and fall of a beloved newspaper. It details how a once relevant newspaper turned irrelevant. How a newspaper everybody talked about transformed into a dull, lifeless and awkward product on the decline. The Trentonian lost its voice. So did its readers.

A Few Degrees From Hell

Author : Scott Ludwig
ISBN : 9781782550037
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Badwater Ultramarathon is commonly referred to as ‘the toughest footrace on the planet.’ In 2003, defending champion Pam Reed, Dean Karnazes and 71 other runners took the ultimate challenge of running 135 miles in California from Badwater to the portals of Mount Whitney. Their journey would take them through the hostile environment of Death Valley and subject them to temperatures ranking among the highest ever recorded on earth. Twenty-five runners tell of their adventures in arguably the absolute toughest of ‘the toughest footrace on the planet’– the good, the bad and yes, the ugly – in this incredible and fascinating compilation. You are certain to gain a respect for the runners you will meet and perhaps an even greater respect for the area known as Death Valley. The runners – who experienced heat exhaustion, dehydration, nausea, blisters, hallucinations, and fatigue during the race – competed in temperatures literally ‘a few degrees from hell.’

Weird Sports And Wacky Games Around The World From Buzkashi To Zorbing

Author : Victoria R. Williams
ISBN : 9781610696401
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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With hundreds of books dedicated to conventional sports and activities, this encyclopedia on the weirdest and wackiest games offers a fresh and entertaining read for any audience. • Presents interesting information on a wide variety of culturally significant activities, from the ancient to the ultra-modern • Contains entries that are detailed yet accessible for general readers • Covers British pub games and similar activities in other countries seldom featured in reference books • Frames each entry within a global context • Features a list of Further Reading suggestions

An Angel From Hell

Author : Ryan A. Conklin
ISBN : 1101404256
Genre : History
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An edgy, gripping report from the front lines by a young veteran and cast member of The Real World: Brooklyn Ryan Conklin enlisted in the Army at age seventeen, following 9/11, and joined Angel Company. As a turret gunner with the famed 101st Airborne "Screaming Eagles," and a member of the famed "Rakkasans" regiment-the most decorated regiment in the U.S. Army-he endured hellish conditions in the war-torn city of Tikrit, Iraq. When he returned to the States, he became a cast member on The Real World: Brooklyn in 2008. That came to an end when he received his notice recalling him to duty. An Angel from Hell is a gritty, blunt, and laugh­out-loud funny war memoir from the grunt's perspective. Conklin reveals what the Iraq war is really like, day to day-the misery, the boredom, the absurdity, the horror, and even the moments of grace. With stunning candor and wisdom beyond his years, Ryan Conklin has documented a complex and unavoidably life-changing experience for his generation.

The Storm From Hell

Author : Enock Lynn Norrbom
ISBN : 9781462052578
Genre : Fiction
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Jerry noticed that he was not in a mental fog any longer. In fact, it was like he had not taken a drink at all. Th e reality of all of this had sobered him up. Th ere seemed to be a lot of noise coming from about two hundred yards away by some rocks. Jerry started to move in the direction of the rocks. Th ere were a lot of lights and people around the edge of the rocks, and as Jerry got closer, he still could not see everything, but he could hear some whistling or high-pitched screaming. Jerry didn't understand until he got much closer and could see three or four dolphins caught in a small pool of water—too small, in fact, for them to survive, and the people around were talking and pointing their fl ashlights at them. Once Jerry reached them, he asked, "Does anyone know just what has caused the water to recede?" Just then an older man answered, "Well, I don't know for sure, but the news says that the entire west coast is just like this, and no one seems to know why."

Lost Stories From Hell

Author : Douglas Hensley
ISBN : 9781411655195
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Join Douglas Hensley, Author of Hell's Gate, (The Terror At Bobby Mackey's Music World) and Screenwriter of the Movie, Blood Reaper, as he takes you on four journeys into the dark side.The Unholy Convent, will keep you on edge as you walk the halls of this closed convent where bodiless footsteps walk and the new owner who plans to renovate the building soon awakens a demonic force."BLOODY BONES" will captivate you as a man done wrong returns from the dead to take vengeance on all those who caused his early demise. It doesn't take long for him to earn his name, "BLOODY BONES"."CICADA" is one that will have you looking over your shoulder when the cicadas return again. After seventeen years of feeding underground they return for blood, Human Blood!ASWANG (The Demon Wolf) is a new look at the legend of the Werewolf.

Cookbook From Hell

Author : Shane Cillessen
ISBN : 9781105265341
Genre : Cooking, American
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An inmate shares 46 of his best recipes made with food purchased from the prison canteen and shares some tips about prison life.

Ireland S Professional Amateurs

Author : Andy Mendlowitz
ISBN : 9780595456840
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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When American sportswriter Andy Mendlowitz took a summer vacation to Ireland, his itinerary included visiting medieval castles and drinking dark beer. He soon discovered a world where big-time sports aren't yet a business, but still a game. Ireland's rough-and-tumble pastimes of hurling and Gaelic football attract crowds of up to 80,000 fans a contest. The high-profile players, though, are amateurs. They train as professionals but must work fulltime jobs to pay the bills. The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) also lacks free agency or trades-you simply play for your hometown team, even if you move away. Amazed by this concept, and burned out at work, Mendlowitz quit his job and moved to Ireland for eight months His aim was to get excited again by understanding what drives these athletes. Along the way, he met interesting characters and learned how the sports intersect with the ancient Irish language, burgeoning economy and the Troubles in Northern Ireland. From big cities like Belfast, Dublin and Cork to tiny rural parishes, Mendlowitz paints a vivid picture of Ireland and the joy of competing.

Resumes From Hell

Author : Jon Reed
ISBN : 0972598812
Genre : Business & Economics
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In this illustrated "how-not-to," former recruiters Reed and Meyers open up their own joke files, and share highlights from the worst--and funniest--resumes they ever received.

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