Big Boy Rules

Big Boy Rules

  • Author : Steve Fainaru
  • Publisher : Hachette+ORM
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 277
  • ISBN-10 : 0786726601
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A Pulitzer Prize–winning international reporter elucidates the day-to-day lives of modern American mercenaries in Iraq. Tens of thousands of them are in Iraq. They work for companies with ominous-sounding names, like Crescent Security Group, Triple Canopy, and Blackwater Worldwide. They travel in convoys of multicolored pickups fortified with makeshift armor, belt-fed machine guns, frag grenades, and even shoulder-fired missiles. They protect everything from the U.S. ambassador and American generals to shipments of Frappuccino bound for Baghdad’s Green Zone. They kill Iraqis, and Iraqis kill them. From Washington Post reporter Steve Fainaru comes a harrowing journey into Iraq’s parallel war. Part Mad Max, part Fight Club, it is a world filled with “private security contractors”—the U.S. government’s sanitized name for the modern mercenaries, or mercs, who roam Iraq with impunity, doing jobs that the overstretched, understaffed military can’t or won’t do. They are part of America’s “other” army—some patriotic, some desperate, some just out for cash or adventure. And some who disappear into the void that is Iraq and are never seen again. Fainaru traveled with a group of these contractors to uncover what motivates them to put their lives in danger every day. He joined them as they made their way through Iraq—heavily armed, dodging not only bombs and insurgents but also their own Iraqi colleagues. Just days after Fainaru left for home, five contractors were kidnapped in broad daylight on Iraq’s main highway. How the government and the company responded reveals the dark truths behind the largest private force in the history of American warfare . . . . With 16 pages of photographs

RG3

RG3 [Dave Sheinin]

  • Author : Dave Sheinin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 1101623977
He’s been called many things—Heisman Trophy winner, MVP, the savior of the Washington Redskins—but to his millions of fans, Robert Griffin III is kno … GET BOOK
Death to the BCS

Death to the BCS [Dan Wetzel,Josh Peter,Jeff Passan]

  • Author : Dan Wetzel,Josh Peter,Jeff Passan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 208
  • ISBN-10 : 1101465972
A team of award-winning sports reporters takes down the Great Satan of college sports: the Bowl Championship Series. Every college sport picks its champion … GET BOOK
Francona

Francona [Terry Francona,Dan Shaughnessy]

  • Author : Terry Francona,Dan Shaughnessy
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 0547928262
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. "Eloquent and dazzling," the story of Terry Francona's tenure as manager of the Boston Red Sox (Philadelphia Daily News). When T … GET BOOK
100 Things Cardinals Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

100 Things Cardinals Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die [Derrick Goold,Adam Wainwright]

  • Author : Derrick Goold,Adam Wainwright
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1641252081
Most St. Louis Cardinals fans have taken in a game or two at Busch Stadium, have seen highlights of a young Ozzie Smith, and enjoyed Matt Carpenter's salsa … GET BOOK
The Life You Imagine

The Life You Imagine [Derek Jeter]

  • Author : Derek Jeter
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0307565947
Ever wonder what it would take to turn all of your dreams into reality? In The Life You Imagine, All-Star New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter shows how … GET BOOK
Bloody Confused!

Bloody Confused! [Chuck Culpepper]

  • Author : Chuck Culpepper
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 0767930193
Chuck Culpepper was a veteran sports journalist edging toward burnout . . . then he went to London and discovered the high-octane, fanatical (and bloody co … GET BOOK
How to Cheat in Sports

How to Cheat in Sports [Scott Ostler]

  • Author : Scott Ostler
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 160
  • ISBN-10 : 0811873692
It's no secret that pro athletes cheat. But how exactly do they do it? Original interviews with former professional athletes and coaches reveal step-by-ste … GET BOOK
Death in the Afternoon

Death in the Afternoon [Ernest Hemingway]

  • Author : Ernest Hemingway
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 295
  • ISBN-10 :
"Death in the Afternoon" by Ernest Hemingway. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well- … GET BOOK
Shift

Shift [Russell Carleton,Jeff Passan]

  • Author : Russell Carleton,Jeff Passan
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 1641250135
With its three-hour-long contests, 162-game seasons, and countless measurable variables, baseball is a sport which lends itself to self-reflection and obse … GET BOOK
Mirrors

Mirrors [Eduardo Galeano]

  • Author : Eduardo Galeano
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 0786744707
Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and reality on its head. Isabelle Allende said his works “invade the reade … GET BOOK
Unbound: A Novel in Verse

Unbound: A Novel in Verse [Ann E. Burg]

  • Author : Ann E. Burg
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0545937876
From the award-winning author of All the Broken Pieces and Serafina's Promise comes a breathtaking new novel that is her most transcendent and widely acces … GET BOOK
The Inside Game

The Inside Game [Keith Law]

  • Author : Keith Law
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 0062942743
In this groundbreaking book, Keith Law, baseball writer for The Athletic and author of the acclaimed Smart Baseball, offers an era-spanning dissection of s … GET BOOK
The Hope Chest

The Hope Chest [Karen Schwabach]

  • Author : Karen Schwabach
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 0307495949
A perfect Common Core tie-in, The Hope Chest includes nonfiction backmatter with period photographs, historical notes about the suffrage movement, and a Vo … GET BOOK
The Limits of Limelight

The Limits of Limelight [Margaret Porter]

  • Author : Margaret Porter
  • Publisher : Gallica Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 414
  • ISBN-10 : 0990742067
Hollywood turned Ginger Rogers into a star. What will it do for her cousin? Pretty Oklahoma teenager Helen Nichols accepts an invitation from her cousin, r … GET BOOK
Burn My Heart

Burn My Heart [Beverley Naidoo]

  • Author : Beverley Naidoo
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Total Pages : 208
  • ISBN-10 : 0141904801
The Mau Mau - the name of a secret society that once struck terror into the hearts of British settlers in Kenya. An episode in history that ended in a Stat … GET BOOK
Enrique's Journey

Enrique's Journey [Sonia Nazario]

  • Author : Sonia Nazario
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 1588366022
An astonishing story that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States, now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterw … GET BOOK
The Time Traveler's Wife

The Time Traveler's Wife [Audrey Niffenegger]

  • Author : Audrey Niffenegger
  • Publisher : Night Bookmobile Editions
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 424
  • ISBN-10 : 0578889412
A most untraditional love story, this is the celebrated tale of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who inadvertently travels through time, … GET BOOK
Papi

Papi [David Ortiz,Michael Holley]

  • Author : David Ortiz,Michael Holley
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 0544814541
WITH A NEW AFTERWORD “Baseball fans of all loyalties will enjoy learning about [Ortiz’s] unique experiences in and out of the game.” —Library Journ … GET BOOK
Texas Ranger

Texas Ranger [John Boessenecker]

  • Author : John Boessenecker
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 496
  • ISBN-10 : 1466879866
The New York Times bestseller! “Frank Hamer, last of the old breed of Texas Rangers, has not fared well in history or popular culture. John Boessenecker … GET BOOK
Peak

Peak [K. Anders Ericsson]

  • Author : K. Anders Ericsson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 0143196464
For the first time in decades of groundbreaking research, the inventor of the 10,000-hour rule explains his techniques for developing mastery of any skill … GET BOOK
Out of the Pocket

Out of the Pocket [Kirk Herbstreit]

  • Author : Kirk Herbstreit
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 1982171030
This powerfully intimate, plain-spoken memoir about fathers and sons, fortitude, and football from the face and voice of college football—Kirk Herbstreit … GET BOOK
The Things We Cannot Say

The Things We Cannot Say [Kelly Rimmer]

  • Author : Kelly Rimmer
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 1488096783
Now a New York Times bestseller! From the author of Truths I Never Told You, Before I Let You Go, and the The Warsaw Orphan, Kelly Rimmer’s powerful WWII … GET BOOK
The Cloudbuster Nine

The Cloudbuster Nine [Anne R. Keene]

  • Author : Anne R. Keene
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 380
  • ISBN-10 : 168358208X
In 1943, while the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals were winning pennants and meeting in that year's World Series, Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, and … GET BOOK
Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back [Scott Ostler]

  • Author : Scott Ostler
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 0316524735
Packed with humor and thrilling sports action, this "wonderful story of friendship and the unique ability of kids to overcome a challenge" (#1 New York Tim … GET BOOK
Stay Where You Are and Then Leave

Stay Where You Are and Then Leave [John Boyne]

  • Author : John Boyne
  • Publisher : Penguin Group
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 0385681402
From the author of the phenomenally bestselling The Boy in the Striped Pajamas comes an unforgettable story of a boy's life changed by war, published to co … GET BOOK
The Secrets We Kept

The Secrets We Kept [Lara Prescott]

  • Author : Lara Prescott
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 0385693273
A HELLO SUNSHINE x REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE WORK OF FICTION IN 2019 AN AMAZON BEST BOOK OF 20 … GET BOOK
Humankind

Humankind [Rutger Bregman]

  • Author : Rutger Bregman
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 480
  • ISBN-10 : 0316418552
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The “lively” (The New Yorker), “convincing” (Forbes), and “riveting pick-me-up we all need right now” (Peo … GET BOOK
Tall Men, Short Shorts

Tall Men, Short Shorts [Leigh Montville]

  • Author : Leigh Montville
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 0385545207
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Big Bam A clash of NBA titans. Seven riveting games. One young reporter. Welcome to the 1969 NBA Finals. … GET BOOK
Beyond the Bright Sea

Beyond the Bright Sea [Lauren Wolk]

  • Author : Lauren Wolk
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 110199486X
- Winner of the 2018 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction - From the bestselling author of Echo Mountain and Newbery Honor–winner Wolf Hollow, Beyon … GET BOOK
Baseball Maverick

Baseball Maverick [Steve Kettmann]

  • Author : Steve Kettmann
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0802192564
“An intimate portrait of one of the shrewdest, most decorated men to ever occupy the GM chair . . . A really fun read” (Jonah Keri, #1 New York Times … GET BOOK
Ask the Dust

Ask the Dust [John Fante]

  • Author : John Fante
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 192
  • ISBN-10 : 0062013009
Ask the Dust is a virtuoso performance by an influential master of the twentieth-century American novel. It is the story of Arturo Bandini, a young writer … GET BOOK