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Thrill Of The Rookie

Author : Osaze Ehigiator
ISBN : 9781477237427
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the Mid 80's Nigeria was politically unstable. The country was ruled by military dictatorship whose leaders came into power as a result of incessant coup de tat. There was always one coup after another and the military rulers were clueless on how to advance the country politically or economically. They were all reasoning through their butt holes and the barrel of a gun- two dangerous combinations. As a result, basic human right was virtually not in their agenda and they maintained power by any means necessary. Corruption was and still a part of official government policy; therefore development was at a standstill. The Country's police force was a part of the problem rather than being the solution. The United States became a viable option for me if I was to escape the oppression and degradation that became a way of life in Nigeria. I arrived in the United States with less than $400 dollars in my pocket in the summer of 1985. Although I had an admission to a State university, I did not have enough money for room and board. I did not have any friend or relative willing to take me in or pick me up from the Houston International airport. I was virtually homeless for the first couple of days in a new country until I found my way to Edinburg, a valley city in east Texas close to the Mexican border. There I had a temporary accommodation only for a couple of weeks. This book tells a story about beating the odds in spite of all adversities. It tells of how anyone can reach their goals in the United States if they apply themselves and stay out of trouble. It also let people know that it will not be an easy walk, because one has to be elastic or break in the proces. Secondly that there is a separate country inside the United States run by the pimps, homeless and the outlaw. These people are referred to as elements of the fifth ward society. They live and operate under a different set of rules called the "Eleventh Commandment". This is a book unlike any others before it. It is an autobiography with a twist to it. Instead of concentrating on me and my experience, lots of focus is placed on taking you trough the entire journey I have been trough and let you experience these things on your own without physically going through them. You get the full benefits of the experiments without actually been used as a specimen. You enjoy the thrills, humors and treats without feeling any of the pains or face the challenges. The book is an adventure in a comic planet, full of excitements, challenges and humors.

The Thrill Of The Grass

Author : W. P. Kinsella
ISBN : 9780795351013
Genre : Fiction
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From the author of Shoeless Joe—the basis for the film Field of Dreams—come baseball stories that capture the magic and wonder of the game. No one can write about baseball with the same brilliant combination of mysticism and realism as W. P. Kinsella. Lovers of the game and lovers of fine writing will thrill at the range and depth of the eleven stories that make up this collection. From the magical conspiracy of the title story, to the celestial prediction in “The Last Pennant Before Armageddon,” to the desolation of “The Baseball Spur,” Kinsella explores the world of baseball and makes it, miraculously, a microcosm of the human condition. Praise for W. P. Kinsella’s The Dixon Cornbelt League and Other Baseball Stories “[Kinsella] defines a world in which magic and reality combine to make us laugh and think about the perceptions we take for granted.” —The New York Times “His short stories about baseball are wistful things of beauty which serve to remind us how the game should feel—the innate glory of a diamond etched in the minds of Americans.” —Calgary Sun “[Kinsella] uses baseball . . . As a familiar starting place for exploring, with pinpoint control, the human psyche.” —Booklist “Stories that read like lightning and tantalize the reader with fascinating scenarios.” —Publishers Weekly

Thrill Rides

Author : John Connolly
ISBN : 9781501104152
Genre : Fiction
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A thriller sampler from Emily Bestler Books, featuring John Connolly, Louise Millar, Mons Kallentoft, Liza Marklund, Caroline Kepnes, Sabine Durrant, Lee Goodman, and Kristina Ohlsson.

I Found My Thrill On Parliament Hill

Author : Nicole Chénier-Cullen
ISBN : 9781440179402
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Honourable Jack Sydney George just-call-me-Bud Cullen defied all odds when he was elected Sarnia's Member of Parliament during the head-spinning days of Trudeaumania. Candid and outspoken, Cullen was never one to shy away from controversy. Just as he spoke openly about the difficult issues surrounding his ministerial responsibilities, he never hid the fact that he and his chief of staff had fallen in love. This memoir, written after Cullen's death by his chief of staff who became his partner and wife of thirty years, is unusually poignant and revealing. Nicole Chénier-Cullen's discussions of the critical issues that the minister tackled, such as new immigration legislation, dealing with Quebec's first separatist government, and the tragedy of the Vietnamese refugees, uncover a behind-the-scenes perspective never before known. Her humorous, straightforward account of life in a minister's office is most refreshing. Her honest, thoughtful discourse on how the couple survived what could have been a scandalous relationship adds a revealing dimension to the story, as does her portrayal of Cullen's transition from politician to Federal Court judge. Finally, the author's heart-wrenching account of her husband's final years, and how the family coped with the ravages of Lewy Body, an Alzheimer's related disease, packs a real emotional punch.

The English Detective And The Rookie Agent

Author : Pat White
ISBN : 0373692412
Genre : Fiction
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Jeremy Barnes was the Blackwell Group's top investigator for one reason: he got the job done. Even while breaking in the team's new recruit, Mercedes Ramos. Their mission: find the son of a powerful computer magnate. Tracking the missing boy only grew more difficult when the investigators found themselves being tailed by someone smarter--and more dangerous. But Mercedes had something to prove and the dashing Mr. Barnes something to hide, so no one was backing down. But discovering what made each other tick was a temptation neither detective could resist-- and one that might just push them over the edge.

Betting On The Rookie Mills Boon Superromance The Bakers Of Baseball Book 3

Author : Stephanie Doyle
ISBN : 9781474054751
Genre : Fiction
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Sports agent Samantha Baker needs an epic comeback after the disaster that destroyed her career. All she needs is one client and she'll prove she can do this again. And that one client has to be Evan Tanner. A late-blooming rookie with talent for the record books, Evan’s got everything it takes to be her star client.

The Rookie Princess

Author : Janice Kaiser
ISBN : 0373054831
Genre : Fiction
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The Rookie

Author : Jennifer LaBrecque
ISBN : 0373217773
Genre : Fiction
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Hoping to take her place in her family's motel chain empire, despite her lack of experience, Maddie Felton is determined to show her father that she can be successful when he puts her in charge of his latest venture, a NASCAR sponsorship, and finds herself in conflict with rookie driver Tucker Macray, who views her as a spoiled little rich girl. Original.

The Rookie S Guide To Espionage

Author : Dave Sinclair
ISBN : 9780648221418
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Speed Trap

Author : Mark Alan Stowent
ISBN : 9781465341389
Genre : Fiction
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This novel is fi lled with very different police war stories. It relates the career of an offi cer who has tried his best to serve and protect. But, as we read his story, a very different future for our character emerges. He has been caught up in the selfi sh, power-abusing, Speed Trap mentality of a big-city police department that is not what it claims to be. After twenty-fi ve years of service, he is fi red for passing notes in class! Now, with no future whatsoever, he is approached about beginning on a new path of service. He becomes an erasera professional assassin, a career that he never imagined during his life of service. He concludes his tale about his life with a description of a secret society of wealthy people that he works for. They can afford their own justice system, and he is a key part of it

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