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In the Slick of the Cricket

Author : Russell Drumm
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A portrait of Captain Frank Mundus, a real-life slayer of the great white shark, details his ingenious methods, anger at Peter Benchley for never acknowledging him as the source of the "Jaws" story, and other tales of his forty years at sea

Cricket s Greatest Rivalry

Author : Simon Hughes
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'Hughes takes us on a breathless tour through cricket history, the great players, personalities, matches and events. He never slackens pace or dwells on the dry details of the scoreboard.' - The Times From the William Hill Award-Winning author of A Lot of Hard Yakka comes Cricket's Greatest Rivalry: A History of the Ashes in 10 Matches, a fast-paced, distinctive history of the iconic, 135-year-old cricketing rivalry between England and Australia. The new paperback edition is completely revised and updated to include the tumultuous two series of 2013-2014, which saw more more twists and turns in this enthralling contest. No other sport has a fixture like the Ashes. From the early 1880s the rivalry between these two great sporting nations has captured the public imagination and made sporting legends of its stars. Commentator, analyst and award-winning cricket historian Simon Hughes tells the story of the ten seminal series that have become the stuff of sporting folklore. Cricket's Greatest Rivalry places you right at the heart of the action of each pivotal match, explaining the social context of the time, the atmosphere of the crowd and the background and temperaments of the players that battled in both baggy green and blue caps. Simon starts his story at the very birth of the Ashes and tells the tale of the band of Australians that took on the best gentleman and players in the Empire's HQ and beat them on their home turf. That momentous occasion set the tone for some epic contests including: The thrilling 1902 Test at Old Trafford, which was one by a mere three runs. The incredible innings of Hobbs and Sutcliffe in front of a tense and packed Oval in 1926. The legendary 'bodyline' series of Jardine, Larwood, Bradman et al in 1933. The incredible run chase in 1948 that also saw Bradman's last test. England's reprise in the fifth test of 1953 when Lock, Trueman, Bailey and Hutton steered the hosts to a whirlwind victory. The fearsome pace attack from the likes of Lillie and Thompson that transformed the contest in the first Test of 1974 and shaped the Ashes as a tournament for decades to come. Botham's Ashes in 1981 that restored pride in a sports-mad nation. The match up at old Trafford where the magic of one Shane Warne sent shockwaves through the game. And finally the breaking of the Aussie stranglehold in 2005, when Flintoff, Pietersen and Vaughan did the seemingly impossible and re-established the greatest of rivalries. The book also includes complete statistics and records of all the Ashes fixtures and results and much, much more!

Detour to Dallas

Author : Patty Duncan
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Sundy Snow is so concerned about her future that she neglects the present. A classroom of fresh-faced second-graders is her dream and the reason (along with her naivete) that she refuses to fully register the trouble in her young marriage. She is, further, too busy with her future to heed the warning of Rose Chermini, a woman she and husband Jason have just rescued from a Louisiana highway. But Rose Chermini has warned that the president will be killed. And in Dallas. It is November, 1963. Back in Knoxville following their brief trip to Lake Charles, Louisiana, Sundy attempts to resume her normal, extensive work schedule, ignoring the significance of Rose Chermini's words - despite the unalterable fact that John F. Kennedy has been assassinated. And in Dallas. But strange and dangerous events begin to rock the young couple's routine. And Jason's growing fascination with the conflicting and dumbfounding news surrounding the assassination add additional stress to their six-month marriage. The death of a fraternity brother propels the couple, with their friend, Rick Harnish, to Dallas. While danger now lurks in other forms, the truth of their marriage finally unfolds while the characters and mysteries in the JFK assassination finally launch Sundy into the present. Patty Duncan lived through the drama of the John F. Kennedy assassination and, as a young woman, began to believe the cynicism of the Sixties could be traced, at least in part, to that sad event. She has spent twenty-five years in public relations and advertising, including a stint as press secretary in the Tennessee legislature. With retirement, she turned again to assassination theories and was surprised that so little attention had been given to Rose Chermini, a woman who warned medical personnel of the impending assassination. "Although there is a dearth of information about Rose Chermini, she, and her warning, warrants further attention - as do some of the other players in the assassination drama. "I chose a story of a young couple who are struggling with their own busy lives, intersecting their demons and foibles with the startling, appalling idea that their very own government could be involved in the tragedy that occurred November 22, 1963. "Subjects that belong to the American public, as the Kennedy assassination certainly does, invite us to revisit them again and again," Patty said. Dividing their time between Cape Coral, Florida and Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, Patty and husband Joe, when not reading, writing, or playing tennis, can be found humbly fulfilling the fancies of their two cats, Leggs and Al.

Slick Times

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The Barque of Saviors

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Traces the history of the three-masted barque now known as the Eagle, which was built by Nazi Germany as the Horst Wessel, and is currently used as a training vessel for United States Coast Guard officers.

Just Not Cricket

Author : Joyce Cato
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When travelling cook Jenny Starling is asked to cater the tea for a village cricket match, the last thing she expects is to be faced with the murder of one of the players. Tristan Jones was a bit of a ladies man, but the slick city financier had lost a lot of people their savings and investments, so it is safe to say the list of suspects is a long one, and the local police find themselves operating on a sticky wicket. But when another body is found, it looks as though even the canny cook might be caught out for a duck. Fielding clues and red herrings isn't easy, especially when suspect statements seem to stump everyone else involved with the investigation. Jenny must choose her next strokes very carefully, with the field around her becoming smaller, it’s only matter of time before she is caught out.With an angry teenager, a cuckolded cricket captain, and even the victim's own stepmother on the suspect list, it's going to take some fast deliveries by the amateur sleuth to crack the case and find the killer. One thing is for certain, though, killing two people in such an unsportsmanlike manner is just not cricket.

Cricket Kings

Author : William McInnes
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One of Australia's best loved writers, William McInnes makes us laugh, cry and grab life with both hands. Chris Andersen loves cricket. He may not be a legend like Bradman or Boonie, but in the Yarraville West Fourths, Chris Andersen is king. He is the captain, the coach, the manager and, thankfully, a player. They are getting hard to find, players. Every Saturday in summer Chris ropes together a motley team of men and a couple of boys to turn up in their cricket whites to try and win a game. Everyone has a different reason for being there: to hear the music from a nearby house, a block out the memories of another place, to be entertained, to please their dad, or just to have a go. And everyone has a story to tell. 'Marvellous reading' - Woman's Day 'Entertaining' - West Australian 'A book about a lot more than cricket... And even though you laugh out loud, you recognise something real' - The Age 'Big-hearted novel with character, leaving the reader with the urge to stand up and cheer' - Sunday Telegraph 'An affectionate, gentle and touching tribute to cricket and blokes who play it for love, not money' - Adelaide Advertiser

The Ashes It s All About the Urn

Author : Graeme Swann
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Shortlisted for Cricket Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards Graeme Swann leads us on a compelling adventure through one of world sport's most engrossing rivalries. He knows as much as anybody about the heat of England v Australia battles, having played in three series wins and also the whitewash defeat of 2013-14 when its intensity ended his international career. However, it brought out some of his best displays in Test cricket. But he is just one of dozens of colourful characters to have added their chapters to this great tome. The mock obituary of English cricket in the Sporting Times of 1882 was the forerunner of summers and winters of heaven and hell, depending on which side of the divide you were situated. When it comes to on-field relations nothing quite compares to the over-my-dead-body feel of the Ashes. From Grace to Sir Don, the most graceful of them all. From the foulest play to the fairest - contrast the 1932-33 Bodyline series affair to the image of Andrew Flintoff hunched over a distraught Brett Lee in 2005. From Ray Illingworth's famous walk-off in the Seventies, when an England team-mate was assaulted by a spectator, to Steve Waugh's hugely emotional lap of honour when he retired a quarter of a century later. Swann's book will reveal the magic of a series that first gripped him in his front room in Northampton as an aspiring spin bowler in the mid-1980s.

Nickels

Author : Christine Stark
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Nickels follows a biracial girl named "Little Miss So and So," from age 4-1/2 into adulthood. Told in a series of prose poems, Nickels' lyrical and inventive language conveys the dissociative states born of a world formed by persistent and brutal incest and homophobia.The dissociative states enable the child's survival and, ultimately, the adult's healing. The story is both heartbreaking and triumphant.

LOOK at My BOOK DAMMIT

Author : Cricket Freeman
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You're so frustrated by lack of attention for your book you're about to scream. Fiction or nonfiction, do you want readers to give your book a GOOD look? Then double down and REALLY look at it yourself, in detail, before they do.¿ Learn what agents, editors, and readers flip for¿ Grasp secrets of standing out in a whopping crowd¿ Boost your readership¿ Jump into the top 10% with agents and editors¿ Strategize for embarking on self publication¿ Quadruple your odds of selling your book before you write itLearn to toss off your writer's hat and look at your book like agents, editors, & readers do.

Isles of Refuge

Author : Mark J. Rauzon
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Monk seals and green sea turtles, rare and threatened with extinction, can still be found lazing on the isolated beaches, which have been part of the U.S. government's wildlife refuge system since 1909. These islands harbor 90 percent of the entire archipelago's seabird population, and its vast rookeries are among the most important and diverse in the world."

Floodlights and Touchlines A History of Spectator Sport

Author : Rob Steen
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Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014 Spectator sport is living, breathing, non-stop theatre for all. Focusing on spectator sports and their accompanying issues, tracing their origins, evolution and impact, inside the lines and beyond the boundary, this book offers a thematic history of professional sport and the ingredients that magnetise millions around the globe. It tells the stories that matter: from the gladiators of Rome to the runners of Rift Valley via the innovator-missionaries of Rugby School; from multi-faceted British exports to the Americanisation of professionalism and the Indianisation of cricket. Rob Steen traces the development of these sports which captivate the turnstile millions and the mouse-clicking masses, addressing their key themes and commonalities, from creation myths to match fixing via race, politics, sexuality and internationalism. Insightful and revelatory, this is an entertaining exploration of spectator sports' intrinsic place in culture and how sport imitates life – and life imitates sport.

The Guardian Index

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Iron Mountain

Author : Mark Frutkin
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These are delicate poems harbouring hard truths. In Frutkins vision the entire world speaks to us of time, of change, of immutability, of radiant emptiness.

The Trade Marks Journal

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Ah But Your Land Is Beautiful

Author : Alan Paton
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Ah, But Your Land is Beautiful is set in the 1950s, the time of the Passive Resistance campaign, the Sophiatown removals, the emergence of the South African Liberal Party and the early stages of the Nationalist government in power. Revolving around the everyday experiences of a group of men and women whose lives reflect the human costs of maintaining a racially divided society, in a series of vivid and compelling episodes, Alan Paton examines what happens between people when such political events overtake their lives.

Flip Flop Fly Ball

Author : Craig Robinson
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How many miles does a baseball team travel in one season? How tall would A-Rod's annual salary be in pennies? What does Nolan Ryan have to do with the Supremes and Mariah Carey? You might never have asked yourself any of these questions, but Craig Robinson's Flip Flop Fly Ball will make you glad to know the answers. Baseball, almost from the first moment Robinson saw it, was more than a sport. It was history, a nearly infinite ocean of information that begged to be organized. He realized that understanding the game, which he fell in love with as an adult, would never be possible just through watching games and reading articles. He turned his obsession into a dizzyingly entertaining collection of graphics that turned into an Internet sensation. Out of Robinson's Web site, www.flipflopflyball.com, grew this book, full of all-new, never-before-seen graphics. Flip Flop Fly Ball dives into the game's history, its rivalries and absurdities, its cities and ballparks, and brings them to life through 120 full-color graphics. Statistics-the sport's lingua franca-have never been more fun. (By the way, the answers: about 26,000 miles, at least if the team in question is the 2008 Kansas City Royals; 3,178 miles; they were the artists atop the Billboard Hot 100 when Ryan first and last appeared in MLB games.)

My Idea of Fun

Author : Will Self
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Will Self has established himself as one of the most brilliant, daring, and inventive writers of his generation. My Idea of Fun is Will Self’s highly acclaimed first novel. The story of a devilishly clever international financier/marketing wizard and his young apprentice, My Idea of Fun is both a frighteningly dark subterranean exploration of capitalism run rampant and a wickedly sharp, technically acute display of linguistic pyrotechnics that glows with pure white-hot brilliance. Ian Wharton is a very ordinary young man until he is taken under the wing of a gentleman known variously as Mr. Broadhurst, Samuel Northcliff, and finally and simply the Fat Controller. Loudmouthed, impeccably tailored, and a fount of bombastic erudition, the Fat Controller initiates Ian into the dark secrets of his arts -- of marketing, money, and the human psyche -- and takes Ian, and the reader, on a wild voyage around the edges of reality. As we careen into the twenty-first century, Self perfectly captures the zeitgeist of our times: money is the only common language; consumerism, violence, and psychosis (drug-induced and otherwise) prevail; and the human soul has become the ultimate product.

Outlook

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Daylight Come

Author : Michael A. Grant
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