Blood Red Turns Dollar Green

Author: Paul O'Brien
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510709363
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Professional wrestling meets Empire in a trilogy that RollingStone.com called “a one-of a kind literary offering for die-hard wrestling fans.” New York City, 1969. Danno Garland is a middling member of the National Wrestling Council, a secretive syndicate of pro-wrestling promoters. He’s kept his head down for fifteen years, but now he’s found a new heavyweight champion, Babu, and plans to use him to build a wrestling empire. Blocked, though, by the NWC, Danno makes a deal with Florida boss Proctor King to ensure Danno’s man will be the next title holder. In exchange, the belt will go to Proctor’s son, Gilbert, once he’s out of prison in a couple of years. But things don’t go according to plan, and now Danno is standing in a sold-out Shea Stadium on the night of biggest wrestling card of all time, and neither Babu nor Gilbert has shown up. Meanwhile, Lenny Long, Danno’s driver, is walking dazedly from the overturned van that was supposed to bring them to the venue, and the only sign of Gilbert is his foot. Across the country, Proctor nervously watches the show on TV, wondering why his screw-up of a son doesn’t already have the championship belt in his hands. It’s taken four years of pay-offs, double dealing, and bone-breaking to arrange this match, and if all that’s gone to waste, he might just have to take a business trip to New York. The “fake” world of professional wrestling is going to get very real. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Blood Red Turns Dollar Green

Author: Paul O'Brien
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781510709331
Format: PDF
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Professional wrestling meets Empire in a trilogy that RollingStone.com called "a one-of a kind literary offering for die-hard wrestling fans.” New York City, 1969. Danno Garland is a middling member of the National Wrestling Council, a secretive syndicate of pro-wrestling promoters. He’s kept his head down for fifteen years, but now he’s found a new heavyweight champion, Babu, and plans to use him to build a wrestling empire. Blocked, though, by the NWC, Danno makes a deal with Florida boss Proctor King to ensure Danno’s man will be the next title holder. In exchange, the belt will go to Proctor’s son, Gilbert, once he’s out of prison in a couple of years. But things don’t go according to plan, and now Danno is standing in a sold-out Shea Stadium on the night of biggest wrestling card of all time, and neither Babu nor Gilbert has shown up. Meanwhile, Lenny Long, Danno’s driver, is walking dazedly from the overturned van that was supposed to bring them to the venue, and the only sign of Gilbert is his foot. Across the country, Proctor nervously watches the show on TV, wondering why his screw-up of a son doesn’t already have the championship belt in his hands. It’s taken four years of pay-offs, double dealing, and bone-breaking to arrange this match, and if all that’s gone to waste, he might just have to take a business trip to New York. The "fake” world of professional wrestling is going to get very real.

Blood Red Turns Dollar Green

Author: Paul O'Brien
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 1510709363
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Professional wrestling meets Empire in a trilogy that RollingStone.com called “a one-of a kind literary offering for die-hard wrestling fans.” New York City, 1969. Danno Garland is a middling member of the National Wrestling Council, a secretive syndicate of pro-wrestling promoters. He’s kept his head down for fifteen years, but now he’s found a new heavyweight champion, Babu, and plans to use him to build a wrestling empire. Blocked, though, by the NWC, Danno makes a deal with Florida boss Proctor King to ensure Danno’s man will be the next title holder. In exchange, the belt will go to Proctor’s son, Gilbert, once he’s out of prison in a couple of years. But things don’t go according to plan, and now Danno is standing in a sold-out Shea Stadium on the night of biggest wrestling card of all time, and neither Babu nor Gilbert has shown up. Meanwhile, Lenny Long, Danno’s driver, is walking dazedly from the overturned van that was supposed to bring them to the venue, and the only sign of Gilbert is his foot. Across the country, Proctor nervously watches the show on TV, wondering why his screw-up of a son doesn’t already have the championship belt in his hands. It’s taken four years of pay-offs, double dealing, and bone-breaking to arrange this match, and if all that’s gone to waste, he might just have to take a business trip to New York. The “fake” world of professional wrestling is going to get very real. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

A Shoot

Author: Paul O'Brien
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510709371
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What was business in the world of professional wresting has become personal in the trilogy RollingStone.com called “a one-of a kind literary offering for die-hard wrestling fans.” Danno Garland has it made. After years of planning, backstabbing, and shady handshakes, he controls the world heavyweight champion and just about everywhere he can wrestle. Danno’s outmaneuvered the other New York bosses, and he’s the first in pro wrestling history to expand beyond his own territory and buy up others. He stands atop his own empire. But all of that has come crumbling down. Now he’s a changed man. Now it’s not the business he cares about, it’s revenge. And Danno’s willing to destroy everything he’s built to find the man who did it. Meanwhile, Lenny Long, Danno’s driver, is trying to get away from wrestling and his former boss. He wants to return home and be the husband and father he hasn’t been. But Lenny needs to make things right before he can make a clean break, and that means returning a bag full of money he shouldn’t have to its rightful owner. But this money is at the center of a deal gone bad. Lenny doesn’t know just how deep in it he’s put himself, and the world of pro wrestling won’t let him leave without a fight. In this gripping second book in Paul O’Brien’s Blood Red Turns Dollar Green crime trilogy, what goes on in the wrestling ring is a sideshow to cutthroat dealings outside. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Hurting Circus

Author: Paul O'Brien
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 151070938X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The conclusion of the acclaimed trilogy in which professional wrestling meets Empire, called “a one-of a kind literary offering for die-hard wrestling fans” (RollingStone.com). It’s been twelve years since the New York wrestling territory was nearly burned to the ground. Twelve years since millions of dollars were lost because of a single bullet. Twelve years since Lenny Long last saw his family before being thrown in jail for killing Danno Garland. Now, Lenny has walked out of jail a changed man. Back on the outside, things haven’t gotten any easier. Danno’s death has made the spotlight shine on the world of professional wrestling a little too brightly for the comfort of many. Senator Tanenbaum is leading the charge to shut the whole thing down, while the other wrestling bosses haven’t wasted any time in trying to consolidate their territories and grab new ones. But Danno’s old crew isn’t about to let the other promoters take what is rightfully theirs, at least not without a fight. And, try as he might to get home, Lenny’s role in it all isn’t over. In this thrilling final chapter of Paul O’Brien’s gritty Blood Red Turns Dollar Green trilogy, it all comes down to Lenny. And twelve years is a long time to think and to plan.

Slobberknocker

Author: Jim Ross
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1683581148
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Wrestling Biography You’ve Been Waiting For! There are few people who have been in the wrestling business longer than Jim Ross. And those who have made it as long as he has (half a century to be exact) probably made enemies or burned bridges. But that’s just not JR. Slobberknocker is the story of how an Oklahoman farm kid, with a vivid imagination and seemingly unattainable dreams, became “The Voice of Wrestling” to record TV audiences and millions of fans around the world. Jim opens up about his life as an only child on a working farm, who became obsessed with professional wrestling having first saw it on his grandparent’s TV. Even though the wrestling business was notoriously secretive and wary of “outsiders,” he somehow got a foot in the door to start a historic career, one where he held almost every job in the business―from putting up the ring to calling matches, from driving his blind, drunk boss towards revenge, to consoling two naked 600 pound brothers in the shower room after a rough match. With all those adventures and responsibilities, he’s also recognized as the man who built and nurtured a once-in-a-generation talent roster that took the WWE to new heights, including “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar, and The Rock to name a few. Readers will finally get the opportunity to hear never-before-told stories about the politics, wackiness, and personalities of all the biggest stars. But this isn’t just a wrestling story. It’s a story about overcoming adversity and achieving your dreams, as success did not come without significant costs and unforeseen challenges to JR, including multiple bouts of severe facial paralysis called Bell’s Palsy. Currently the host of the podcast The Ross Report, any fan of wrestling―from the territory days to today―will be enthralled with stories from the road and behind the scenes. Slobberknocker is the first time Ross tells his story―and you don’t want to miss it!

The Visionary I Ching

Author: Paul O'Brien
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0988494248
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Visionary I Ching is a modern illustrated version of the world’s oldest and wisest book, designed to facilitate intuitive and decision-making. This orientation of the “Book of Changes” helps the reader balance logic with an intuition that is informed by the timeless wisdom of the great Chinese classic, which for millennia has served as a sourcebook for Taoist philosophy, Chinese medicine and the martial arts. The I Ching may be the oldest book in the world—but far more than that, it is the world’s most revered divination system. Introductory chapters of the The Visionary I Ching explain the two fundamental elements of authentic divination systems—synchronicity and archetypes—as defined by the great depth psychologist, Carl Jung, in a refreshing and easy to understand way. While modernized, the interpretation of the The Visionary I Ching is in alignment with the most authoritative translations of the I Ching. Compared with the oldest translations, however, The Visionary I Ching is notably non-sexist, non-militarist and non-Germanic. Furthermore, in an independent spirit more suitable to the individualistic temperament of a modern audience, The Visionary I Ching is more Taoist in attitude than duty-bound Confucian. As a useful change management tool for modern times, The Visionary I Ching complements Eckhart Tolle’s be here now transcendental mysticism, adds the crucial element of conscious decision-making into The Secret’s “Law of Attraction,” and supplies the key missing ingredient to Wayne Dyer’s recent Tao Te Ching writings.

Blood on the Streets

Author: Paul O'Brien
Publisher: Mercier PressLtd
ISBN: 9781856355766
Format: PDF, Docs
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The true story of the bloodiest battle of the 1916 rising. Over the course of a single day, Wednesday 26 April, a small band of Volunteers killed or wounded 240 British soldiers before they were overpowered and defeated.

Bad Blood

Author: John Carreyrou
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1524731668
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A National Bestseller "Chilling…Reads like a West Coast version of All the President’s Men." —The New York Times Book Review The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers. In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work. A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

Great Decisions Perfect Timing

Author: Paul O'Brien
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780988494237
Format: PDF, ePub
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What happens when a longing for creative freedom, perseverance and good timing come together? What if you focused on what fascinates you, then mastered some skills, including the art of making the right moves at the right time? The answer is a life filled with greater joy, contentment, creativity, and wisdom. In this unique book about discovering and living out one's destiny author Paul O'Brien distills a lifetime of business and personal challenges, risk-taking, adventure, and trial-and-error into an eloquently articulated process for making the best strategic decisions with an ever-improving sense of timing. His true stories of lessons learned will intrigue and delight the reader, while the presentation of the skills required to become a visionary decision maker captivate and motivate. The author's elegant Visionary Decision Making process and philosophy clearly defines the essential skills of intuition-driven decision-making and teaches readers how to take charge of their life and make better decisions that move them toward the realization of their goals or dreams. In Great Decisions, Perfect Timing, you will learn how to: Better know thyself. Discover what fascinates you and let that motivate you. Understand what turns on your creative imagination or desire to be of service. Fine-tune your intuitive antenna. Create the space for intuitive insights to be received by turning down the noise of the five senses allowing for the perception of subtle, synchronistic signals. Leverage synchronicities to effect change within yourself. A synchronistic happening is a unique opportunity to receive information from the ever-present realm of Infinite Intelligence, beyond the box of linear thinking. Channel archetypes of power. Call forth your inner Hero, the Sovereign, the Warrior, the Magician, the Lover and put them to work! Develop intuition rituals. Learn how to use guided meditations and the I Ching (Book of Changes) as aids for cultivating and activating Intuitive Intelligence when you need it most. Adopt visionary beliefs. Own and always be upgrading your operating assumptions (beliefs). Execute your decisions with patient timing, trusting in the process and yourself. Perseverance furthers and mastery is the reward. Like compound interest, the more you trust intuition the easier it gets to notice and interpret those unique moments. These skills are a road map for creating what the author calls the Synchronistic Lifestyle - the ability to download creative power and inspiration from Infinite Intelligence to give rise to greater joy, contentment, wisdom and grace. It begins with awareness and attitude, and ends with decision-making and executed action. You are your own leader. A positive attitude and the belief that there are no accidents-supported by an activated intuition-will help you ensure a much smoother and more joyful path toward your unique personal destiny."