House Of Nails

House Of Nails

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"Tough, straight, upsetting, and strangely beautiful. One of the best sports autobiographies I've ever read. It comes from the heart." —Stephen King Eclipsing the traditional sports memoir, House of Nails, by former world champion, multimillionaire entrepreneur, and imprisoned felon Lenny Dykstra, spins a tragicomic tale of Shakespearean proportions -- a relentlessly entertaining American epic that careens between the heights and the abyss. Nicknamed "Nails" for his hustle and grit, Lenny approached the game of baseball -- and life -- with mythic intensity. During his decade in the majors as a center fielder for the legendary 1980s Mets and the 1990s Phillies, he was named to three All-Star teams and played in two of the most memorable World Series of the modern era. An overachiever known for his clutch hits, high on-base percentage, and aggressive defense, Lenny was later identified by his former minor-league roommate Billy Beane as the prototypical "Moneyball" player in Michael Lewis's bestseller. Tobacco-stained, steroid-powered, and booze-and-drug-fueled, Nails also defined a notorious era of excess in baseball. Then came a second act no novelist could plausibly conjure: After retiring, Dykstra became a celebrated business mogul and investment guru. Touted as "one of the great ones" by CNBC's Jim Cramer, he became "baseball's most improbable post-career success story" (The New Yorker), purchasing a $17.5-million mansion and traveling the world by private jet. But when the economy imploded in 2008, Lenny lost everything. Then the feds moved in: convicted of bankruptcy fraud (unjustly, he contends), Lenny served two and a half harrowing years in prison, where he was the victim of a savage beating by prison guards that knocked out his front teeth. The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, channeling the bewildered fascination of many observers, declared that Lenny's outrageous rise and spectactular fall was "the greatest story that I have ever seen in my lifetime." Now, for the first time, Lenny tells all about his tumultuous career, from battling through crippling pain to steroid use and drug addiction, to a life of indulgence and excess, then, an epic plunge and the long road back to redemption. Was Lenny's hard-charging, risk-it-all nature responsible for his success in baseball and business and his precipitous fall from grace? What lessons, if any, has he learned now that he has had time to think and reflect? Hilarious, unflinchingly honest, and irresistibly readable, House of Nails makes no apologies and leaves nothing left unsaid.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Lenny Dykstra
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-06-28
File : 352 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780062407382


Official Gazette Of The United States Patent And Trademark Office

Official Gazette Of The United States Patent And Trademark Office

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Genre : Patents
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Release : 1990
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : UCLA:L0062132816


Index Of Trademarks Issued From The United States Patent And Trademark Office

Index Of Trademarks Issued From The United States Patent And Trademark Office

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Genre : Trademarks
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Release : 1991
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : WISC:89049558018


The Church Topography Of The Eastern Settlemen And The Excavation Of The Benedictine Convent At Narsarsuaq In The Uunartoq Fjord

The Church Topography Of The Eastern Settlemen And The Excavation Of The Benedictine Convent At Narsarsuaq In The Uunartoq Fjord

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Author by : C. L. Vebk
Publisher : Museum Tusculanum Press
Release : 1991
File : 81 Pages
ISBN-13 : 8763512076


United States Congressional Serial Set

United States Congressional Serial Set

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File : Pages
ISBN-13 : UCAL:B3983388


The House Of Silk

The House Of Silk

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For the first time in its one-hundred-and-twenty-five-year history, the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate has authorized a new Sherlock Holmes novel. Once again, The Game's Afoot... London, 1890. 221B Baker St. A fine art dealer named Edmund Carstairs visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson to beg for their help. He is being menaced by a strange man in a flat cap - a wanted criminal who seems to have followed him all the way from America. In the days that follow, his home is robbed, his family is threatened. And then the first murder takes place. Almost unwillingly, Holmes and Watson find themselves being drawn ever deeper into an international conspiracy connected to the teeming criminal underworld of Boston, the gaslit streets of London, opium dens and much, much more. And as they dig, they begin to hear the whispered phrase-the House of Silk-a mysterious entity that connects the highest levels of government to the deepest depths of criminality. Holmes begins to fear that he has uncovered a conspiracy that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of society. The Arthur Conan Doyle Estate chose the celebrated, #1 New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz to write The House of Silk because of his proven ability to tell a transfixing story and for his passion for all things Holmes. Destined to become an instant classic, The House of Silk brings Sherlock Holmes back with all the nuance, pacing, and almost superhuman powers of analysis and deduction that made him the world's greatest detective, in a case depicting events too shocking, too monstrous to ever appear in print...until now.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Anthony Horowitz
Publisher : Mulholland Books
Release : 2011-11-01
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780316196987


Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Ray Bradbury
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1951
File : 190 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780743247221


Poultry Houses And Fixtures

Poultry Houses And Fixtures

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Genre : Agriculture
Author by : Morley Allan Jull
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Release : 1934
File : 30 Pages
ISBN-13 : UIUC:30112019284857


Nbs Special Publication

Nbs Special Publication

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Genre : Weights and measures
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Release : 1972
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015023123717


The Works Of That Eminent Servant Of Christ Mr John Bunyan Grace Abounding To The Chief Of Sinners A Confession Of My Faith And A Reason Of My Practice Differences In Judgment About Water Baptism No Bar To Communion Peaceable Principles And True The Doctrine Of The Law And Grace Unfolded The Pilgrim S Progress The Jerusalem Sinner Saved The Heavenly Footman Solomon S Temple Spiritualized The Acceptable Sacrifice Sighs From Hell Come And Welcome To Jesus Christ A Discourse Upon The Pharisee And The Publican Of Justification By An Imputed Righteousness Paul S Departure And Crown Of The Trinity And A Christian Of The Law And A Christian Israel S Hope Encouraged The Life And Death Of Mr Badman The Barren Fig Tree An Exhortation To Peace And Unity One Thing Is Needful

The Works Of That Eminent Servant Of Christ Mr John Bunyan Grace Abounding To The Chief Of Sinners A Confession Of My Faith And A Reason Of My Practice Differences In Judgment About Water Baptism No Bar To Communion Peaceable Principles And True The Doctrine Of The Law And Grace Unfolded The Pilgrim S Progress The Jerusalem Sinner Saved The Heavenly Footman Solomon S Temple Spiritualized The Acceptable Sacrifice Sighs From Hell Come And Welcome To Jesus Christ A Discourse Upon The Pharisee And The Publican Of Justification By An Imputed Righteousness Paul S Departure And Crown Of The Trinity And A Christian Of The Law And A Christian Israel S Hope Encouraged The Life And Death Of Mr Badman The Barren Fig Tree An Exhortation To Peace And Unity One Thing Is Needful

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Author by : John Bunyan
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Release : 1767
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : NYPL:33433003253618