Nolan Ryan s Pitcher s Bible

Author: Nolan Ryan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671705814
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Offers advice on the mechanics of pitching, and recommends a program of weight training, aerobic exercise, and sound nutrition

Throwing Heat

Author: Nolan Ryan
Publisher: Avon Books
ISBN: 9780380708260
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An account of the twenty-year career of baseball's greatest power pitcher includes Ryan's comments on the greats he has pitched against and drugs, glitter, and showboating

The Goodriches

Author: Dane Starbuck
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780865971844
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When local author Dane Starbuck set out several years ago to write the biography of Pierre Goodrich, scion of one of Indiana’s most prominent twentieth-century families, he soon discovered that it was impossible to really understand Pierre Goodrich without also closely examining his family. Starbuck’s years of research culminated in The Goodriches: An American Family, now available from Liberty Fund. This work is a revealing window into the founding ideals of both Indiana and our country, and how our founders meant these ideals to be lived. The Goodriches: An American Family begins with the birth of James P. Goodrich in 1864 and continues through the death of his son Pierre F. Goodrich in 1973. As the story of two fascinating and fiercely individualistic men, it is compelling reading, but as author Dane Starbuck says in the preface, ‘‘the later chapters of this book are as much a social commentary on American life in the twentieth century as parts of a biography of two accomplished men.” In his foreword to The Goodriches: An American Family, James M. Buchanan, Nobel laureate in economics and celebrated Liberty Fund author, says, “The Indiana Goodriches are an American family whose leading members, James and Pierre, helped to shape the American century. . . . This biography makes us recognize what is missing from the millennial setting in which we find ourselves. We have lost the ‘idea of America,’ both as a motivation for action and as a source of emotional self-confidence. We have lost that which the Goodriches possessed.” What did the Goodrich family “possess” which made them so unique? A belief in the power of knowledge, the importance of education, and a strong work ethic combined to imbue the Goodrich family with a distinctive sense of civic duty. James Goodrich served as governor of Indiana from 1917 to 1921 and as adviser to Presidents Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover. During his eulogy of James Goodrich, the Reverend Gustav Papperman explained, “The Governor felt that he had been given talents that were a trust, that he was to administer them faithfully. . . .” According to author Dane Starbuck, “Education was a large part of the Goodriches’ work ethos. . . . The family viewed education as a process by virtue of which the individual remained informed, made better business decisions, learned the importance of citizenship, and was given an opportunity for individual self-improvement. Therefore, work and education became the centerpieces of the Goodrich family’s ethical and practical life.” In later years, Pierre Goodrich, successful businessman and entrepreneur, would set aside a portion of his estate to found Liberty Fund because he believed that the principles of liberty on which our nation was founded need to be constantly kept before the public.

Exiles Undaunted

Author: Ross Patrick
Publisher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)
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Kevin O'Doherty (1823-1905) and his wife, Eva Kelly (1830-1910) were of Irish Catholic heritage. As an Irish nationalist poet, Eva became known as "Eva of the Nation" after the Irish paper,"Nation." Kevin was charged with treason after the Irish uprising of 1848 and exiled to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania). In 1855 he secretly returned to Ireland to marry Eva Kelly. In 1856 he received a full pardon from the British government and he graduated in medicine a year later. In 1860 the O'Dohertys migrated to Australia where they played a prominent roll in civic and political affairs. Their descendents still reside in Australia.

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Author: Rajiv Joseph
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822225294
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THE STORY: Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together.

Miracle Man

Author: Nolan Ryan
Publisher: W Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780849935077
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Looks at the life and career of the record-breaking baseball player

She Kills Monsters

Author: Qui Nguyen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780573705649
Format: PDF
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A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

They Call Me Pudge

Author: Ivan Rodriguez
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633197492
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With 14 All-Star appearances, 13 Gold Gloves, a Most Valuable Player Award, and, of course, a World Series ring, Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez has more than earned his spot in Cooperstown as one of the best Major League catchers of all time. In They Call Me Pudge, Rodriguez tells the story of his unforgettable baseball journey, from signing his first professional contract as a 16 year-old in Puerto Rico, to his years in Texas, Detroit, and beyond, to the World Series stage in Miami, and behind the doors of the Texas Rangers front office. Rodriguez's accomplishments, his teammates, and his biggest challenges all receive time in the spotlight in this refreshing memoir of a life and Hall-of-Fame career.