The Big Spud The Uss Idaho In World War Ii A War Diary By A Member Of Its Vo Squadron

Author: William Schumann
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1300445351
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The Big Spud The Uss Idaho In World War Ii A War Diary By A Member Of Its Vo Squadron from the Author: William Schumann. Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir Series. As well as being a memoir based on the author's secret wartime diary, it is also the only complete history of the battleship ever published. The author, who served on the ship throughout the war, was the observer in a Vought OS2U Kingfisher seaplane used for aerial spotting and observation, especially during the shelling of enemy defenses during amphibious invasions. In addition to his diary, he researched the ship's records in the archives to produce this complete history/memoir. 79 photos, 43 documents, 2 maps.

Spud Charli

Author: Samantha Wheeler
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
ISBN: 0702252913
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Spud Charli from the Author: Samantha Wheeler. Does your imagination ever run wild? Charli is at riding camp, where her dream is about to come true – she will finally learn to ride a real, live horse. But when show-off Mikaela picks the horse Charli wants, her heart bungees to her toes. Instead of the beautiful palomino Razz, Charli’s stuck riding the massive retired racehorse Spud. And what about the bats that fill the night sky? Don’t bats spread deadly diseases? Riding camp isn’t turning out the way Charli planned, especially when she finds herself in the middle of a life-threatening disaster. An action-packed adventure about horses, bats and getting carried away by your imagination.

The Big Spud

Author: William Schumann
Publisher: Merriam Press
ISBN: 1576381927
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The Big Spud from the Author: William Schumann.

The Hidden Game Of Baseball

Author: John Thorn
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022627683X
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The Hidden Game Of Baseball from the Author: John Thorn. Long before Moneyball became a sensation or Nate Silver turned the knowledge he’d honed on baseball into electoral gold, John Thorn and Pete Palmer were using statistics to shake the foundations of the game. First published in 1984, The Hidden Game of Baseball ushered in the sabermetric revolution by demonstrating that we were thinking about baseball stats—and thus the game itself—all wrong. Instead of praising sluggers for gaudy RBI totals or pitchers for wins, Thorn and Palmer argued in favor of more subtle measurements that correlated much more closely to the ultimate goal: winning baseball games. The new gospel promulgated by Thorn and Palmer opened the door for a flood of new questions, such as how a ballpark’s layout helps or hinders offense or whether a strikeout really is worse than another kind of out. Taking questions like these seriously—and backing up the answers with data—launched a new era, showing fans, journalists, scouts, executives, and even players themselves a new, better way to look at the game. This brand-new edition retains the body of the original, with its rich, accessible analysis rooted in a deep love of baseball, while adding a new introduction by the authors tracing the book’s influence over the years. A foreword by ESPN’s lead baseball analyst, Keith Law, details The Hidden Game’s central role in the transformation of baseball coverage and team management and shows how teams continue to reap the benefits of Thorn and Palmer’s insights today. Thirty years after its original publication, The Hidden Game is still bringing the high heat—a true classic of baseball literature.


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Spy from the Author: . Smart. Funny. Fearless."It's pretty safe to say that Spy was the most influential magazine of the 1980s. It might have remade New York's cultural landscape; it definitely changed the whole tone of magazine journalism. It was cruel, brilliant, beautifully written and perfectly designed, and feared by all. There's no magazine I know of that's so continually referenced, held up as a benchmark, and whose demise is so lamented" --Dave Eggers. "It's a piece of garbage" --Donald Trump.

Bridging Two Dynasties

Author: Lyle Spatz
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803240945
Size: 72.80 MB
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Bridging Two Dynasties from the Author: Lyle Spatz. Tells the story of how the 1947 New York Yankees won the pennant that year, set a record with a nineteen-game winning streak, and won the first televised World Series.

The Yankee Encyclopedia

Author: Mark Gallagher
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781582616834
Size: 46.28 MB
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The Yankee Encyclopedia from the Author: Mark Gallagher.

New York Yankees Home Runs

Author: Mitchell S. Soivenski
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786471247
Size: 20.70 MB
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New York Yankees Home Runs from the Author: Mitchell S. Soivenski. " The New York Yankees are synonymous with home runs--more than 14,000 round-trippers. This book organizes information on their many home runs into detail- and summary-oriented tables"--

The First Hollywood Sound Shorts 1926 1931

Author: Edwin M. Bradley
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786443197
Size: 51.61 MB
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The First Hollywood Sound Shorts 1926 1931 from the Author: Edwin M. Bradley. This study of early sound shorts begins with an explanation of the development of sound motion pictures in Hollywood by such influential companies as Warner Bros. and Fox, with an emphasis on short subjects, leading up to the first few months when all of the major studios were capable of producing them. The next chapters discuss the impact on other mass entertainments, the development of audible news reels and other non-fiction shorts, as well as the origins of animated sound subjects. A comprehensive list of pre-1932 American-made shorts completes the volume.


Author: Irvine Welsh
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641180600
Size: 20.24 MB
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Porno from the Author: Irvine Welsh. Es gibt sie noch, die Jungs aus der Trainspotting-Crew! Zehn Jahre älter, aber kein bisschen weiser, haben sie nichts anderes im Kopf als die ultimative Abzocke, alte Rechnungen und den internationalen Durchbruch in der Pornoindustrie. Eine außergewöhnliche Geschichte über Lebenspläne, Freundschaft und Geschäftemachen – witzig, charmant und voller Seitenhiebe auf Scheinheilige und moralische Saubermänner.