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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.

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.

Rookie Smarts

Author : Liz Wiseman
ISBN : 9780062322647
Genre : Business & Economics
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Wall Street Journal Bestseller Is it possible to be at your best even when you are underqualified or doing something for the first time? Is it still possible, even after decades of experience, to recapture the enthusiasm, curiosity, and fearlessness of youth to take on new challenges? With the right mindset—with Rookie Smarts—you can. In a rapidly changing world, experience can be a curse. Careers stall, innovation stops, and strategies grow stale. Being new, naïve, and even clueless can be an asset. For today’s knowledge workers, constant learning is more valuable than mastery. In this essential guide, leadership expert Liz Wiseman explains how to reclaim and cultivate this curious, flexible, youthful mindset called Rookie Smarts. She argues that the most successful rookies are hunter-gatherers—alert and seeking, cautious but quick like firewalkers, and hungry and relentless like pioneers. Most importantly, she identifies a breed of leaders she refers to as “perpetual rookies.” Despite years of experience, they retain their rookie smarts, thinking and operating with the mindsets and practices of these high-performing rookies. Rookie Smarts addresses the questions every experienced professional faces: “Will my knowledge and skills become obsolete and irrelevant? Will a young, inexperienced newcomer upend my company or me? How can I keep up?” The answer is to stay fresh, keep learning, and know when to think like a rookie. Rookie Smarts isn’t just for professionals seeking personal renewal; it is an indispensible resource for all leaders who must ensure their workforces remains vital and competitive.

Baseball In Detroit

Author : David Lee Poremba
ISBN : 9781439642221
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Covering over 80 years of America’s favorite pastime, Baseball in Detroit 1886–1968 takes fans back to the glory days of Ty Cobb in the early 20th century and follows the progress of the Detroit Tigers. From the three-time pennant winners of this century’s first decade to the last real championship team of 1968, Detroiters have flocked to see their team play, win or lose. The fact that they have played at the same intersection of town for over a century is a tribute to the pride and loyalty that each has shown for the other. It could be said that no other baseball franchise has such a close relationship with its constituency. This relationship is clearly shown in a fascinating photographic collection, and sports fans everywhere will appreciate this candid glimpse into our nation’s favorite game. As we approach the next millennium, a new stadium is under construction for this historic team. It, too, will be the place of legends, where great players and fans will create another glorious 100 years of baseball history in Detroit. The American League, to which the Detroit Tigers belong as charter members, is fast approaching its own centennial.

The Rookie S Guide To Espionage

Author : Dave Sinclair
ISBN : 9780648221418
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The Harvard Monthly

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ISBN : NYPL:33433076007651
Genre : College students' writings, American
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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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