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Raised In The Game

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ISBN : 0692860495
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Sterling Daniels was born July 11th, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois. The fourth child out of six children, a young Sterling learned fast how to help out around the house because his older siblings were helping contributing to the household financially. The circumstances during this time frame in his life left him no other choice but to choose the only way out he could see fit for him. Mr. Daniels ended up on a Greyhound bus to Milwaukee, WI where he was chosen to be "Raised In The Game".​
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Grits Girls Raised In The South Guide To Life

Author : Deborah Ford
ISBN : 1101099399
Genre : Humor
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New York Times bestseller They're called Sweet Potato Queens, Steel Magnolias, Ya-Ya Sisters, and Southern Belles, but at heart they're just plain Grits—Girls Raised in the South! Now, Deborah Ford, founder of Grits® Inc., reveals the code behind the distinctive—and irresistible—style of the Southern woman. Equal parts sweet sincerity and sharp, sly humor, The Grits Guide to Life is chock-full of Southern charm: advice, true-life stories from honest-to-god "Grits," recipes, humor, quotable wisdom, and more. Readers will learn vital lessons, including: how to eat a watermelon in a sundress; how to drink like a Southern lady (sip... a lot); and the real meaning of PMS (Precious Mood Southerner). This charming book is destined to become a bible for the Southern girl—whether born and bred, expatriated, or adoptive—and her many admirers. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Born And Raised In Sawdust

Author : Lewis Thigpen Ph.D. PE
ISBN : 9781728329598
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Born and Raised in Sawdust: My Journey Around the World in Eighty Years is the deeply moving autobiography of Lewis Thigpen as a black boy growing up in a loving family in a small, tight knit community in the deep South during the extremely segregated Jim Crow era. It captures his life on the farm and in school in a revealing, instructive, yet colorful way despite the discrimination he encountered. Fearful of being a farm worker or common laborer for the rest of his life, he joined the U.S. Army, where racism persisted even though President Truman had ordered desegregation of the entire military in 1948. He served for three years. Against the odds, Thigpen persevered. Despite adversity and lack of money, he attended college, earned the Ph.D. degree, and became a renowned engineer, research scientist, and scholar. He rose to become chair of mechanical engineering at a distinguished university. The book is an easy read, designed for those who choose to pick it up at a bookstore, order it online, check it out at their public library, or download it to Kindle or other apps. It is a valuable addition to the canon of biographies, histories, literary works and cultural studies of the South. It captures the mood of Southern writers such as Flannery O’Conner, Pearl Cleage, William Faulkner, Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison. Readers interested in family history and ancestry will love tracing through Dr. Thigpen’s family tree, photographs and drawings. One photo shows him holding a silver salmon, the outcome of one of his favorite hobbies—fishing. In his autobiography, Dr. Thigpen brings the clarity and conciseness of an engineer and research scientist who has written and published numerous articles in refereed journals.
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Raised In The South

Author : Seymour S. Lenz
ISBN : 9780615305929
Genre : Catholic high school students
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This is a book of short stories about being raised as one of six kids in a poor family in South Georgia. As a young boy, my mother told me that I had a vocation to be a priest and I was sent off to the seminary at St. Bernard's Monastery in Cullman, Alabama. Some of my memories are full of adventure and others are about struggle and hardship in a large family. My stories tell of the obstacles I faced, how they affected me, and how I dealt with them. The happiest stories are about my friends and the monks at St. Bernard's who influenced my life and helped me to grow into a young man full of optimism and opportunity. My experiences in life, while growing up, helped me to form my identity. They are part of who I am.
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Raised In Ruins

Author : Tara Neilson
ISBN : 9781513262871
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An extraordinary memoir of a woman’s unconventional childhood growing up in the Alaskan wilderness, on the grounds where the burned remains of a cannery once stood. In the 1980s the Neilson family moved out on a floathouse to the remote site of a former cannery in Southeast Alaska that had burned to the ground before statehood. They were miles away from any neighbors, surrounded on all sides by wolves, bears and other wildlife, entering the world of subsistence living in an uninviting land of dangerous weather and storms; yet the Neilsons were able to make themselves a home where few others would have found possible. Led by a jack-of-all-trades handyman for a father and a mother who was afraid of everything in the wilderness, Tara and her four siblings cleared the rough terrain to build atop the blackened, rusty ruins a new way of life that was completely their own. From a young age, Tara learned that anything was possible, so long as one can imagine it and then make it happen. When given her mother’s impractical design of a six-bedroom house, her father picked up his tools and crafted it into a reality. To reach the closest community, they built a wooden boat sixteen feet long for the perilous journey on the water. The Alaska wilds required independence and self-sufficiency from the family, and in return it provided a natural landscape that inspired romantic passion and unlimited dreams. With endless forest on one side and the wide ocean on the other, Tara embraced the lonesomeness of the burned cannery ruins that she called home, and often wondered what it once was with its people inside, their stories, where they went, and what happened to them. Beautifully poignant and completely original, Raised in Ruins escapes into the wilderness to discover a piece of Alaskan history wrapped in an incredible family adventure fueled by love, strength, hard work, endurance, and boundless imagination.
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Farmers Bulletin

Author : United States. Dept. of Agriculture
ISBN : CHI:37916471
Genre : Agriculture
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Category: Agriculture

The Games Black Girls Play

Author : Kyra D. Gaunt
ISBN : 0814731198
Genre : Games
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2007 Alan Merriam Prize presented by the Society for Ethnomusicology 2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Book Award Finalist When we think of African American popular music, our first thought is probably not of double-dutch: girls bouncing between two twirling ropes, keeping time to the tick-tat under their toes. But this book argues that the games black girls play —handclapping songs, cheers, and double-dutch jump rope—both reflect and inspire the principles of black popular musicmaking. The Games Black Girls Play illustrates how black musical styles are incorporated into the earliest games African American girls learn—how, in effect, these games contain the DNA of black music. Drawing on interviews, recordings of handclapping games and cheers, and her own observation and memories of gameplaying, Kyra D. Gaunt argues that black girls' games are connected to long traditions of African and African American musicmaking, and that they teach vital musical and social lessons that are carried into adulthood. In this celebration of playground poetry and childhood choreography, she uncovers the surprisingly rich contributions of girls’ play to black popular culture.
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Game Theory A Very Short Introduction

Author : Ken Binmore
ISBN : 9780191579585
Genre : Mathematics
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Games are everywhere: Drivers manoeuvring in heavy traffic are playing a driving game. Bargain hunters bidding on eBay are playing an auctioning game. A firm negotiating next year's wage is playing a bargaining game. The opposing candidates in an election are playing a political game. The supermarket's price for corn flakes is decided by playing an economic game. Game theory is about how to play such games in a rational way. Even when the players have not thought everything out in advance, game theory often works for the same reason that mindless animals sometimes end up behaving very cleverly: evolutionary forces eliminate irrational play because it is unfit. Game theory has seen spectacular successes in evolutionary biology and economics, and is beginning to revolutionize other disciplines from psychology to political science. This Very Short Introduction introduces the fascinating world of game theory, showing how it can be understood without mathematical equations, and revealing that everything from how to play poker optimally to the sex ratio among bees can be understood by anyone willing to think seriously about the problem. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Tiki

Author : Tiki Barber
ISBN : 9781416955641
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Traces the story of the New York Giants star, from his childhood with identical twin brother and football player Ronde Barber and early struggles in his career to the controversial 2006 season and his surprise early retirement.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Raising Game Birds

Author : Mavis Harper
ISBN : 9781603424332
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Rules Of The Game In The Global Economy

Author : Lee E. Preston
ISBN : 0792398882
Genre : Business & Economics
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The subject of this study is the way that finns, industries, and nations organize their relationships with one another in order to engage in international business. To the casual observer, the processes of buying and selling, borrowing and lending, investing and receiving investment returns may seem much the same, whether they occur within a single country or between and among businesses in different political jurisdictions. In fact, however, business contacts between firms or individuals in different coun tries are significantly different from their domestic counterparts. Not only do international buyers and sellers, borrowers and lenders, investors and earnings recipients often use different languages and currencies, they also frequently operate under different basic rules governing contracts, accounting practices, and dispute-settlement arrangements; and they are subject to different tax systems. Most important, they may require explicit pennission, or at least facilitating arrangements, from their respective governments in order to engage in any economic contact whatsoever. It may well be that, as Adam Smith believed, there is "a certain propensity in human nature . . . to truck, barter, and exchange one 1, p. 17); but the fact is that most im thing for another" (1776, vol. portant markets and business relationships do not simply appear and evolve as natural phenomena. In fact, they are created by human effort and are highly organized, and international business relationships are the most highly organized of all.
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Born On A Mountain Raised In A Cave

Author : Bill Shaw
ISBN : 9781493156047
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the years between the assassination of JFK and the selling out of America by an actor playing the president, a generation came of age. Too late for Woodstock or to feel like legit Boomers, and too early for glam, grunge and Gen-X, the kids of the seventies went about the business of growing up and figuring out how to fit into an America that was beginning to lose its grip. In a small town in the central Colorado Rockies, the stunning natural landscape abetted one young mans struggle with boredom and lifes questions. Here is an incomplete record of that boys early years.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Kitchen Pro Series Guide To Poultry Identification Fabrication And Utilization

Author : Thomas Schneller
ISBN : 9781435400382
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Kitchen Pro Series: Guide to Poultry Identification, Fabrication and Utilization is the definitive manual on purchasing and fabricating poultry products. Designed for chefs, foodservice managers, purchasing agents, culinary students and instructors, custom shop operators, and food enthusiasts, Additional features include storage information, basic preparation methods for each type of poultry product, and recipes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Powerful Profits From Casino Table Games

Author : Victor H Royer
ISBN : 9780818407864
Genre : Games & Activities
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The Insider's Guide To Playing—And Winning—Like A Pro! Some say gambling is a "tough way to make an easy living". . .but that's only if you let Lady Luck determine your fate. Victor H. Royer has authored more than fifty casino reports, and his trade secrets and step-by-step techniques will enhance your gaming and fatten your bankroll. This fully updated, comprehensive guide contains professional tips and never-before-revealed strategies for Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Roulette, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Casino Liver Poker (Texas Hold 'Em and Seven-Card Stud), Casino War, Progressive Caribbean Stud, including games like Double Down Stud, Three Card Poker, Caribbean Draw, and Super Nines. Discover: Why Baccarat and Mini-Baccarat are among the most lucrative—and underplayed—games Which Roulette bets offer the highest short-term profits When—and when not—to Let It Ride Crucial differences between European and American Roulette Tips for selecting your high and low hands in Pai Gow Poker Which casinos offer the best variations and payouts on each game The importance of seat selection in Let It Ride and Caribbean Stud Guidelines for calculating your optimum bankroll And much, much more! Want to walk away a winner? This is the book for you! 89,500 Words
Category: Games & Activities

Master Of The Game

Author : Connie Bruck
ISBN : 9781476737706
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Award-winning journalist Connie Bruck’s biography of media mogul Steve Ross captures the highs and lows of Ross’s career in a narrative “as fast-paced as the life it depicts” (Publishers Weekly). Born to Jewish immigrant parents in 1920s Brooklyn, Steven Jay Rechnitz would become an unstoppable force in the world of business, a figure both revered and reviled by those who knew him. His early ventures—a limousine rental service operated under the auspices of his father-in-law’s Manhattan funeral home and a parking lot company whose co-owners harbored dubious connections to the criminal underworld—inspired a taste for substantial risk that was outpaced only by Ross’s success in turning that risk into profit. In a career that spanned both Wall Street and Hollywood, Ross’s mastery of obfuscation, deflection, denial, and his imaginative approach to the law finally culminated in the empire he had long craved: Time Warner, the largest media and entertainment company in the world. Extraordinary in its depth of coverage, startling in its frankness, Master of the Game is a riveting journey through the mind and career of a man who was by turns flamboyant, charismatic, and completely outrageous—an unstoppable force in the pursuit of an outsized dream.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Texas Quails

Author : Leonard A. Brennan
ISBN : 1585445037
Genre : Nature
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Nothing is more evocative of the Texas outdoors than the whistled call of the bobwhite. While the familiar two-note greeting is now just a memory for most of us who live in the state’s growing urban sprawl, this bird is an economic commodity on par with crops and livestock in some regions of Texas. Three other native species of quail also inhabit Texas. Like the northern bobwhite, the scaled quail is significant as a game bird. The other two species, Gambel’s quail and Montezuma quail, are found in limited areas of southwestern Texas and represent an important indicator of forest, rangeland, and habitat conditions. Texas Quails presents the first complete assessment of the four species of quail found in this vast state. Experts describe each of them and examine all geographic regions of the state for historical and current population trends, habitat status, and research needs. These experts also discuss management practices, hunting issues, economics, and diseases. With the recent creation of the Texas Quail Conservation Initiative, this volume provides a timely and comprehensive view of quail science and stewardship.
Category: Nature