Slow Getting Up

Author : Nate Jackson
ISBN : 9780062383211
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 25.98 MB
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One man's odyssey into the brutal hive of the National Football League As an unsigned free agent who rose through the practice squad to the starting lineup of the Denver Broncos, Nate Jackson took the path of thousands of unknowns before him to carve out a professional football career twice as long as the average player. Through his story recounted here—from scouting combines to preseason cuts to byzantine film studies to glorious touchdown catches—even knowledgeable football fans will glean a new, starkly humanized understanding of the NFL's workweek. Fast-paced, lyrical, dirty, and hilariously unvarnished, Slow Getting Up is an unforgettable look at the real lives of America's best athletes putting their bodies and minds through hell.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Lem Readers

Author : Evelyn Lorraine Garrard
ISBN : 1876694416
Genre :
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Die Irre Heldentour Des Billy Lynn

Author : Ben Fountain
ISBN : 9783423420556
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 55.19 MB
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»Mit Billy haben wir den Helden für unsere Zeit gefunden.« The Independent Kein Geringerer als der dreifach oscargekrönte Regisseur Ang Lee (›Life of Pi: Schiffbruch mit Tiger‹, ›Brokeback Mountain‹, ›Tiger and Dragon‹) hat diesen so groteskrealistischen wie politischen Bestseller von Ben Fountain mit den Stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin und Joe Alwin grandios verfi lmt. Halb Groteske, halb Realsatire ist dieser Roman ein Bravourstück über die Dynamik von Kriegs- und Medieneinsätzen, die mitreißende Story eines jungen Soldaten: manipuliert und vom eigenen Land als Held missbraucht, Opfer eigener falscher Ideale und Getriebener, der voller Sehnsucht und auf der Suche nach sich selbst ist.
Category: Fiction

Take Up Your Mat And Walk

Author : Mark Mah
ISBN : 9781532604683
Genre : Religion
File Size : 78.80 MB
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This book uses the metaphor of walking to gain insight into the spiritual life. Walking is the most basic movement of the human body. For many people, walking carries no value on its own except to transit between two points. From the spiritual perspective, we can derive many benefits through the act of walking. As a spiritual discipline, walking not only has health benefits but generates different states of well-being that are good for the human soul and spirit. Walking gives us pleasure, joy, happiness, and serenity. Metaphorically speaking, walking gives us a sense that we are on a journey with God. It also helps us to know the importance of engaging our physical bodies in our spirituality. It keeps us attuned to the present moment, cultivates in us a sense of wonder in the natural world, creates an inner space in our cluttered lives, highlights the need for solitude and silence, and gives us the freedom of simplicity that the soul enjoys.
Category: Religion

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Wake Up Call

Author : Christopher F. Falcone
ISBN : 9780595307890
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 54.43 MB
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A successful Bakersfield, California, lawyer's young daughter is kidnapped by a Los Angeles drug dealer when his old fraternity brother sells him out to dodge a drug debt. Jim Woodruff has it all: partnership at a successful law firm, a tightknit group of drinking buddies, a beautiful and adoring wife, and a radiant six-year-old daughter. But a phone call one morning rips him out of his perfect life and throws him into a horrifying chain of events that force him to take a hard look at himself and what's important in life. Wake-Up Call is a dark urban thriller that explores race and reality on the violent streets of LA.
Category: Fiction

A Mouse In The House

ISBN : 9781628383072
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 65.83 MB
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A Mouse in the House is a loveable tale about three little tails, constantly thinking with their bellies but always following their hearts. Slow Pete, the old and wise rat, leads Big Ralph, the large and brave rat, and Du Moe, the small but courageous mouse, through all sorts of adventures. But living in Mr. Newman’s house isn’t all fun and games. When a robbery leaves Mr. Newman tied up and stranded, the three little friends come to his rescue and prove to him that rodents aren’t really all that bad. Whether it’s Slow Pete making a pair of glasses for Du Moe, or Big Ralph taunting humans to entertain his friends, A Mouse in the House is a story about companionship, bravery, perseverance, and teaches that sometimes, big fun comes from small heroes.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Slow Dance With A Dead Man

Author : Dennis J. Greza
ISBN : 9780595136988
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 56.19 MB
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A contemporary novel that tracks the meandering exploits of malcontent Carl Wallington who finds himself in deep trouble with his domineering girlfriend Deborah McCaul, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives. In the unforgiving public light of Deborah’s campaign, Carl’s seemingly poor judgment on the job creates a career-ending scandal he’d rather not deal with so he flees Philadelphia and the eventual consequences of his transgression. Carl’s journey and purpose become increasingly blurred by alcohol and drugs and he becomes convinced that Deborah and her mob are hunting him down and closing in for their revenge. He is haunted by memories of his fatherless childhood and determined to locate the only man he could ever call “Dad.” Leaving behind one undeniable clue as to his whereabouts, Carl hibernates on an Amtrak train and vanishes for twenty-four critical hours. As his friends and enemies converge on Savannah and await his arrival, Carl—a supposed fugitive—wakes up in Orlando and receives tragic but confusing news via a nomadic old clairvoyant named Helen. He races northward to verify the validity of her claim and ultimately discovers the sordid reality of life on the run and its brutal, deadly consequences.
Category: Fiction

Schnelles Denken Langsames Denken

Author : Daniel Kahneman
ISBN : 9783641093747
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 72.79 MB
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Intuition oder Vernunft? - Menschliches Verhalten und das Verständnis von Wirtschaft Wie treffen wir unsere Entscheidungen? Warum ist Zögern ein überlebensnotwendiger Reflex, und was passiert in unserem Gehirn, wenn wir andere Menschen oder Dinge beurteilen? Daniel Kahneman, Nobelpreisträger und einer der einflussreichsten Wissenschaftler unserer Zeit, zeigt anhand ebenso nachvollziehbarer wie verblüffender Beispiele, welchen mentalen Mustern wir folgen und wie wir uns gegen verhängnisvolle Fehlentscheidungen wappnen können.
Category: Psychology

Slow Motion Riot

Author : Peter Blauner
ISBN : 9781453215289
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 21.51 MB
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In Peter Blauner’s Edgar Award–winning first novel, a New York probation officer locks horns with a deadly young drug dealer As a probation officer in a city plagued by drugs, murders, and corruption, Steven Baum supervises marginal criminals—not dangerous enough for prison, but too damaged to go totally free. He watches them, keeps them in line, and once in a long while, helps one improve his life. The job is a vicious grind, but Steven is good at it, and he is about to be rewarded with a transfer to active duty. But first he has to deal with Darryl King. A small-time dealer with big aspirations, Darryl is the kind of thug who makes probation officers want to quit. Although the boy terrifies him, Steven holds out hope for helping him turn his life around. What he doesn’t know is that Darryl is a cop-killer—and his troubles have only just begun. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Blauner including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
Category: Fiction