Category: Memoirs

  • Download E-books Just Tell Me I Can't: How Jamie Moyer Defied the Radar Gun and Defeated Time PDF

    By Jamie Moyer, Larry Platt

    Long-time fanatics of the nationwide hobby have recognized Moyer's identify for greater than 25 years. that is simply because he is been pitching within the bigs for all these years.

    With his trademark 3 pitches - gradual, slower, and slowest - the left-handed Moyer is a pinpoint professional whose won-lost checklist really received greater as he acquired older -- from his 20s to his 30s and into 40s. he is just a couple of wins shy of three hundred for his remarkable career.

    But this is often the place the ebook takes an strange flip. Moyer was once almost about accomplished as a massive leaguer in his mid-20s until eventually he fatefully encountered a gravel-voiced, hugely confrontational activities psychologist named Harvey Dorfman. hearing the "in-your-face" insights of Dorfman, Moyer started to re-invent himself and reconstruct his method of his online game. Moyer went directly to turn into an All-Star and likewise an international sequence champion.

    Yogi Berra as soon as saw that "Half of this video game is ninety% mental." And Moyer's memoir proves it.
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  • Download E-books The Shadow Scholar: How I Made a Living Helping College Kids Cheat PDF

    By Dave Tomar

    Dave Tomar wrote time period papers for a residing. Technically, the papers have been "study guides," and the firms he wrote for―there are rather a few―are thoroughly aboveboard and simply chanced on with a brief internet seek. For as low as ten funds a web page, those paper generators supply a customized essay, written to the specifics of any direction project. in the course of Tomar's profession as an instructional surrogate, he wrote made-to-order papers for every thing from introductory university classes to Ph.D. dissertations. there has been by no means a scarcity of call for for his services. The Shadow pupil is the tale of this doubtful yet all-too-common profession. In turns surprising, absurd, and finally sobering, Tomar explores now not purely his personal misdeeds however the bureaucratic and cash-hungry schools, lazy scholars, or even erroneous mom and dad who help in making all of it possible.

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  • Download E-books My Life on Earth and Elsewhere PDF

    By R. Murray Schafer

    My lifestyles in the world and Elsewhere, a memoir via the internationally-acclaimed Canadian composer, tune educator and author R. Murray Schafer, lines the author's existence and progress as an artist from his earliest stories to the current. Scenes from his adolescence as an aspiring painter, a track pupil on the collage of Toronto and a sailor on a very good Lakes freighter cave in to stories of his numerous years of labor and wandering in Europe, the place he received a deeper realizing of his vocation, and located, in particular in Greece, the foundation for far of the outstanding tune he may create after his go back to Canada.

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  • Download E-books Kept in the Dark PDF

    By J Ronald M York

    The penal complex was once situated at the best nine flooring of the Dade County Courthouse in downtown Miami. The younger father may possibly glance down from the twenty first flooring, to the road less than. His spouse and baby might come each one evening, stand at the sidewalk and wave to him. they might flash the automobile lighting fixtures to sign they have been there and he, in go back, could strike a fit from his window to allow them to be aware of he was once observing. even if separated by means of quite a few miles, they have been purely in a position to see one another each one Sunday, for two hours, via glass and twine. Writing letters turned their means of speaking and a hundred letters have been exchanged in the course of an 8-week period.

    This used to be a mystery my mom and dad, family members and some shut pals took to their graves. nobody ever advised me and that i used to be too younger to recollect. And but, a field containing the letters, yellowed newspaper clippings, light pictures and playing cards of encouragement from associates was once left for me after each person was once gone.

    Although the crime happened greater than 60 years in the past, it truly is nonetheless as present as trendy headlines. After a lot proposal and mirrored image, i'm able to proportion this tale. debatable and uncomfortable, it truly is nonetheless deeply rooted in unwavering love. A bad mistake used to be made leaving a relatives to heal, rebuild their lives and with a bit of luck, forgive.

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  • Download E-books Covert: My Years Infiltrating the Mob PDF

    By Bob Delaney, Dave Scheiber

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    In a riveting page-turner, NBA referee Bob Delaney finds the clandestine lifestyles he led earlier than turning into one among specialist basketball’s most beneficial officials.

    Soon after becoming a member of the hot Jersey nation soldiers in 1973, Delaney was once provided a tantalizing undercover project: to infiltrate the Mob. And so he grew to become Bobby Covert, the president of Alamo Trucking, a fully-operational company utilized by legislations enforcement as flypaper for snagging clever men. whereas donning a cord, Delaney dealt day-by-day with mobsters who modeled themselves after their on-screen opposite numbers (at  the top of The Godfather’s popularity), or even crossed paths with Joe Pistone, the real-life Donnie Brasco. After 3 annoying years taking part in a task within which a unmarried slip may perhaps rate him his existence, Delaney had accrued adequate facts to convict greater than 30 participants of the Genovese and Bruno crime families. 

    Struggling with post-traumatic pressure ailment from the tension of his undercover lifestyles, Delaney begun officiating highschool and intramural basketball video games in an effort to rebuild his lifestyles, finally operating his manner as much as the NBA, the place he has been a referee for over twenty years. this can be his outstanding precise story.

     

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  • Download E-books In Search of the Unknown PDF

    By William Jevning

    Occasionally the smallest occasion could have the best influence on a person’s lifestyles, early one chilly mid-December morning in 1972 this occurred to me. the easy act of jogging to a friend’s domestic, and the next occasions have significantly impacted my existence for over forty years up to now. I grew up fishing and looking the forests of the Pacific Northwest, and proposal I knew all of the creatures that inhabited the forests. i'd examine otherwise that morning, by no means figuring out what lurked within the shadows, gazing.
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  • Download E-books Dastgah: Diary of a headtrip PDF

    By Mark Mordue

    Australian award-winning journalist Mark Mordue invitations you on his global journey that levels from a Rolling Stones live performance in Istanbul to speaking with mullahs and junkies in Tehran, and from a cricket fit in Calcutta to an S&M bar in manhattan, as well as many issues in among. Mordue chronicles his year-long international trip along with his female friend, Lisa Nicol, exploring nations such a lot american citizens by no means see in addition to problems with global citizenship within the twenty first century. Written within the culture of literary journalism, Dastgah will take you to all types of locations, internationally . . . and inside of yourself.
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  • Download E-books Left Field: The Memoir of a Lifelong Activist PDF

    David Wilson has been a gaucho, a instructor, an artist's agent, a documentary filmmaker and playwright, yet specially, he has been a lifelong political activist. within the 60s he marched to Aldermaston. within the 70s he protested opposed to the Vietnam conflict and apartheid. within the 80s, with the Lesbian and homosexual Liberation entrance, he added nutrients to notable miners. extra lately, he has been energetic within the anti-war circulate.

    As the co-founder of conflict baby, he was once instrumental in bringing a cellular bakery into war-torn Bosnia. In 1995 the charity received prominence with the discharge of the Help album. individuals integrated David Bowie, Brian Eno, Paul McCartney and Sinéad O'Connor. Help captured the world’s cognizance and taken the therapeutic strength of track to youth whose lives have been devastated through war.

    Left Field is a fascinating and funny memoir with a purpose to encourage not just Wilson's iteration, but in addition modern day children who're campaigning for a greater, fairer world.

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  • Download E-books Breathtaking PDF

    A modern day twist on C.S. Lewis’ A Grief saw, Breathtaking will motivate you as you learn an account of a tender lady who walked in the course of the valley of the shadow of dying and located in the course of the anguishing approach that He on my own is sufficient.

    After struggling with cystic fibrosis for nineteen years, Amber’s lungs have been scarred and broken past fix, leaving her in dire desire of a double lung transplant. In Breathtaking, The Revised variation, writer Amber Payne takes the reader on her exhilarating trip via a booklet encouraged by way of a chain of gut-wrenching, sincere emails she wrote to countless numbers around the kingdom in the course of her ailment. via new fabric within the revised variation of the ebook, she and her husband, John, additionally invite you to profit approximately their street to oneness and their wish to be utilized by Him corporately by means of Him for the Kingdom’s sake.

    Five years after Breathtaking’s first unlock, Amber’s steadfast religion within the sovereignty of God, even amidst adversity, will nonetheless problem you to respire deeply and embody existence for His glory.
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