Scout S Honor

Author: Charles Rosen
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438446853
Size: 28.94 MB
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A scout’s iconoclastic views of basketball, love, and American culture. Brimming with truth, humor, and humanity, bestselling author Charley Rosen lays bare the trials and tribulations of anyone who loves sports for the game of it, not the business. Naturally sarcastic, a touch disillusioned, but always the idealist, Rob Lassner is an NBA scout who must assess the potential of high school and college players while appeasing a “shit-for-brains” owner who wouldn’t know a crosscourt pass if it knocked the silver spoon out of his blathering mouth. Scout’s Honor is the story of one man’s attempt to balance his love for the purity of basketball with the below-the-rim bullshit side of the game that pays his bills. With charming irreverence and colorful prose, Rosen’s novel is steeped in both literary richness and the art of the jump shot.

Red White And Red

Author: Charley Rosen
ISBN: 9781930337893
Size: 59.95 MB
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A long-time member of the Communist Party travels across the USA in 1950, wondering what he will tell the House Un-American Activities Committee, and whether he will ever return home.

Dancing With Diana

Author: Jo Salas
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1930337841
Size: 24.46 MB
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A bright young man with cerebral palsy has his destiny intertwined with Princess Diana’s. Visiting a school for disabled boys, the future Princess Diana singles out wheelchair-bound Alex to dance with—a five-minute encounter that colors the rest of his life, though quickly forgotten by her. Alex, a survivor of severe school bullying, thinks constantly of the tall girl with blue eyes—until one day he sees her on television, the new fiancée of Prince Charles. Alex’s story interweaves with Diana’s final day before her fatal accident in the late summer of 1997. In the unsatisfying company of her billionaire boyfriend she careens from one luxurious, alien Paris location to another, tormented by paparazzi. All day she tries to reach a friend in London, hoping to hear news that will bring a new direction to her life. “Dancing with Diana is a beautifully wrought story that takes us deep into two hard-to-imagine worlds. Alex, a bright young man with cerebral palsy, has his destiny intertwined, in double-helix fashion, with Princess Diana. The latter we meet in her last few hours, and Alex we accompany from childhood through manhood. His ungainly yet triumphant progress towards self-acceptance and independence has an extraordinary echo in Diana’s own brave, doomed search for an authentic life. This is a very fine book that side-steps clichés about celebrity to create a new awareness of Diana, and also gives us a startling sense of life lived strongly and meaningfully with cerebral palsy.” — Dan Yashinsky, author of Tales for An Unknown City and The Storyteller at Fault

The Crazy Thing

Author: Carl Lehmann-Haupt
ISBN: 9781930337794
Size: 21.85 MB
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A love story entwined with a philosophic quest.

Rumi S Holistic Humanism

Author: Mirza Iqbal Ashraf
Publisher: Codhill Press
ISBN: 9781930337664
Size: 75.47 MB
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Rumi’s universal approach to life is compellingly revealed in easy-to-read prose with excerpts from Rumi’s poetry.

Malcolm At Midnight

Author: W. H. Beck
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547681003
Size: 36.58 MB
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Malcolm, a smaller than average-sized rat, loves his life at McKenna School and the secret society of classroom pets that keep children out of trouble, but when Aggy the iguana disappears Malcolm must use all of his ratty persistence to prove his innocence and save her. 30,000 first printing.

42 Rules Of Sensible Investing 2nd Edition

Author: Leon Shirman
Publisher: Happy About
ISBN: 1607731126
Size: 53.81 MB
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In "42 Rules of Sensible Investing (2nd Edition)," Leon Shirman shares his practical insights on personal investment strategies and philosophies, and on picking winning stocks. These views are heavily influenced by successful long-term approaches used by modern investing legends, such as Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch. The book provides a checklist of concise, practical, and sensible rules that are indispensable in assessing investment ideas. You will read about investing principles that can be used to evaluate your portfolio and immediately implement changes if necessary. Some rules are common sense advice. Some you may have already heard about. And some could definitely cause controversy: Why index funds perform better than most other actively managed funds How diversification can sometimes be a bad idea Why long term, investing in stocks is less risky than in bonds or bills Why it makes sense to stay invested at all times How simple process of stock picking is better than a complex one