Scout S Honor

Author: Charles Rosen
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438446853
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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
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781930337893
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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: 47.34 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
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781930337794
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A love story entwined with a philosophic quest.

42 Rules Of Sensible Investing 2nd Edition

Author: Leon Shirman
Publisher: Happy About
ISBN: 1607731126
Size: 62.75 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

Waterwrites

Author: Laurence Carr
Publisher: Codhill Press
ISBN: 9781930337435
Size: 20.17 MB
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This anthology of contemporary poetry and memoir celebrates the Hudson River and its environs in all of its breadth and depth. It brings together sixty Hudson Valley writers who explore what it means to be part of one of America’s great river systems: to live near it and sometimes on it, to travel it by sail, steam, oar and motor, to swim it, to gather food from it, and to have it as a constant in one’s ever changing life. The book was created as part of the Hudson 400 Celebration, but we hope that it will stand for many years as a testament to those native people, explorers, immigrants turned locals, and visitors who made the river part of their lives, and ultimately, a place to call home.

Handbook Of Detergents Part C

Author: Heinrich Waldhoff
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420030337
Size: 37.94 MB
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The scope and spectrum of methods and techniques applied in detergent analysis have changed significantly during the last decade. Handbook of Detergents, Part C: Analysis demonstrates state-of-the-art strategies, methods, and techniques for the analytical deformulation of modern detergents. It offers a comprehensive view of all aspects of detergents, including typical ingredients of modern products, testing of detergent formulations, the determination of detergent ingredients in the environment, and the application of modern instrumental techniques. The handbook outlines features and experimental parameters for many essential procedures, and emphasizes the latest techniques and methods.

Basic Chemistry Concepts And Exercises

Author: John Kenkel
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439896046
Size: 28.11 MB
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Chemistry can be a daunting subject for the uninitiated, and all too often, introductory textbooks do little to make students feel at ease with the complex subject matter. Basic Chemistry Concepts and Exercises brings the wisdom of John Kenkel’s more than 35 years of teaching experience to communicate the fundamentals of chemistry in a practical, down-to-earth manner. Using conversational language and logically assembled graphics, the book concisely introduces each topic without overwhelming students with unnecessary detail. Example problems and end-of-chapter questions emphasize repetition of concepts, preparing students to become adept at the basics before they progress to an advanced general chemistry course. Enhanced with visualization techniques such as the first chapter’s mythical microscope, the book clarifies challenging, abstract ideas and stimulates curiosity into what can otherwise be an overwhelming topic. Topics discussed in this reader-friendly text include: Properties and structure of matter Atoms, molecules, and compounds The Periodic Table Atomic weight, formula weights, and moles Gases and solutions Chemical equilibrium Acids, bases, and pH Organic chemicals The appendix contains answers to the homework exercises so students can check their work and receive instant feedback as to whether they have adequately grasped the concepts before moving on to the next section. Designed to help students embrace chemistry not with trepidation, but with confidence, this solid preparatory text forms a firm foundation for more advanced chemistry training.

Preparative Layer Chromatography

Author: Teresa Kowalska
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420005820
Size: 56.59 MB
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Preparative Layer Chromatography explains how this method is used for separating large quantities of mixtures containing a wide variety of important compounds. It offers a broad review of preparative layer chromatography (PLC) applications and adaptable working procedures for microseparations involving organic, inorganic, and organometallic compounds. The book contains theoretical background, chemical principles, and relevance of preparative layer chromatography (PLC) to a wide range of applications, particularly in the study of pharmaceuticals and biochemistry. Written by many of the best known and most knowledgeable specialists in the field, the chapters describe all the necessary techniques, current procedures, and superior strategies for selecting the most suitable eluents and designing application-specific PLC systems based on the data being sought. They provide comprehensive instructions, surrounding issues, and suggestions for optimizing optional working techniques within the framework of PLC. The book also provides a complete coverage of bulk sorbents and precoated chromatographic plates available on the international market. A comprehensive, yet accessible source of information, Preparative Layer Chromatography is a relevant and practical text for experienced as well as novice researchers and practitioners involved in analytical, environmental, geochemical, biological, medicinal, and pharmaceutical analysis.