Dick Jenkins is the most talented young baseball player in the major leagues. In fact, one might say he has star power. But Dick also has a dangerous secret compulsion, and unfortunately his young female fans who idolize him are adversely affected by this compulsion, and become the victims of his dark obsessions. The team executives and Dick’s cousin attempt to control Dick’s impulses, and because of his outstanding ability on the ball fi ld, when on occasion they fail to control Dick, the executives and his cousin will do anything to protect him and his career. Dick’s agent, a former major leaguer, becomes suspicious, and retains the services of a private detective, who uncovers the truth, and Dick is forced to flee. Time will tell if his past and subsequent behavior will catch up to him.
Published by iUniverse on 09/06/2011
Book details: 300 pages.
A collection of true tales on living a physical outdoor life shares his adventures of climbing the ice-rimmed Italian ridge of the Matterhorn, sea kayaking along the Turkish coast of Gallipoli, and sneaking across Tibet to reach Buddhism's holiest lake deep in the Himalayas. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Published by Simon and Schuster on 10/01/2003
Book details: 240 pages.
I have completed this manuscript Just Remember This, or as American Pop Singers 1900-1950+, about music before the 1950s in America. It perhaps offers knowledge and insights not previously found in other musical reference books. I have moreover been working on this book very meticulously over the past twelve-plus years. It started as a bit of fun and gradually became serious as I began to listen along with the vocalists of popular music, of the era before 1950, essentially just before the dawn of rock and roll. If you can call it that! Indeed genre and labeling of American music started here, and then from everywhere. While the old adage of always starting from somewhere could be noted in every century, the 1900s had produced the technology. Understanding the necessity, more so, finds a curiosity on the part of a general public hungry for entertainment, despite 6 day work weeks, World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II.
Published by Xlibris Corporation on 05/08/2014
Book details: 938 pages.
These stories are designed from actual acts that took place down through the centuries of time and are depicted in the Bible. There are many twists and turns. Some of the events will keep you spellbound. They are designed to help increase your faith in God, and to give you strength and confidence in the fact that we are all God’s Children. Remember, nothing is impossible with God.
Published by Xlibris Corporation on 04/06/2010
Book details: 76 pages.
Baseball in San Diego: From the Plaza to the Padres, takes the reader on a seven-decade journey from Horton Plaza, the site of San Diego's first base ball game in 1871, to lower Broadway and the future home of Lane Field. Before the Pacific Coast League, San Diego had three Class D teams. One was the Bears, whose frustrated owner Dick Cooley complained, “I don't believe they'll make baseball pay here in a thousand years.” With America's finest year-round climate, barnstorming and black baseball were popular attractions. Rube Foster's Chicago American Giants practically lived in San Diego in the winter of 1913. All the while, there were constant struggles between the forces of amateur and professional baseball for players, diamonds, and sports coverage.
Published by Arcadia Publishing on 05/11/2005
Book details: 128 pages.
Practical tips on using the web to boost your business, no matter what business you're in Everyone in business knows they need to embrace the web, but not everyone knows how to do it or where to start. No matter what industry you're in, the web offers efficiencies and solutions for sales, marketing and customer service, and many other business functions. For businesspeople, small business owners, and marketers, Web Marketing That Works offers proven tactics, road-tested by the authors, and easy-to-use templates for boosting your Google search rankings, using social media to build relationships, developing an effective online marketing strategy, mastering the art of inbound marketing, and much more. Features insider advice and proven tactics for small business owners and marketers who want to tap into the power of the web Covers web strategy, execution, content marketing, and social media Includes 33 free, downloadable templates Written by the founders of Bluewire Media, one of Australia's top web marketing firms Every business, large or small, can benefit from the web. If you're not already using the web to boost your business, you're falling behind the competition. Web Marketing That Works shows you how to get ahead—starting right now.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 03/17/2014
Book details: 264 pages.
In 1987 Judge Russell Clark mandated tax increases to help pay for improvements to the Kansas City, Missouri, School District in an effort to lure white students and quality teachers back to the inner-city district. Yet even after increasing employee salaries and constructing elaborate facilities at a cost of more than $2 billion, the district remained overwhelmingly segregated and student achievement remained far below national averages. Just eight years later the U.S. Supreme Court began reversing these initiatives, signifying a major retreat from Brown v. Board of Education. In Kansas City, African American families opposed to the district court's efforts organized a takeover of the school board and requested that the court case be closed. Joshua Dunn argues that Judge Clark's ruling was not the result of tyrannical "judicial activism" but was rather the logical outcome of previous contradictory Supreme Court doctrines. High Court decisions, Dunn explains, necessarily limit the policy choices available to lower court judges, introducing complications the Supreme Court would not anticipate. He demonstrates that the Kansas City case is a model lesson for the types of problems that develop for lower courts in any area in which the Supreme Court attempts to create significant change. Dunn's exploration of this landmark case deepens our understanding of when courts can and cannot successfully create and manage public policy.
Published by UNC Press Books on 09/01/2012
Book details: 240 pages.
Improve communication, resolve conflicts, and avoid the most common conversational disasters through simple, easily remembered strategies that deflect and redirect negative behaviour. Verbal Judo is the martial art of the mind and mouth that can show you how to be better prepared in every verbal encounter. Listen and speak more effectively, engage people through empathy (the most powerful word in the English language), avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies that allow you to successfully communicate your point of view and take the upper hand in most disputes.
Published by Harper Collins on 03/02/2004
Book details: 224 pages.
New Media: A Critical Introduction is a comprehensive introduction to the culture, history, technologies and theories of new media. Written especially for students, the book considers the ways in which 'new media' really are new, assesses the claims that a media and technological revolution has taken place and formulates new ways for media studies to respond to new technologies. The authors introduce a wide variety of topics including: how to define the characteristics of new media; social and political uses of new media and new communications; new media technologies, politics and globalization; everyday life and new media; theories of interactivity, simulation, the new media economy; cybernetics, cyberculture, the history of automata and artificial life. Substantially updated from the first edition to cover recent theoretical developments, approaches and significant technological developments, this is the best and by far the most comprehensive textbook available on this exciting and expanding subject. At www.newmediaintro.com you will find: additional international case studies with online references specially created You Tube videos on machines and digital photography a new ‘Virtual Camera’ case study, with links to short film examples useful links to related websites, resources and research sites further online reading links to specific arguments or discussion topics in the book links to key scholars in the field of new media.
Published by Routledge on 12/08/2008
Book details: 448 pages.
Over sunrise and sunset, the Sneads Ferry high-rise bridge enhances the panoramic view of the quaint fishing and farming community. Encapsulated by the pine forests and the New River, families from England, Scotland, and other areas in Europe found passage and refuge in this area. Men sailed and rowed boats along the banks and toiled on the sea. Even today, the early morning fishermen are on their boats, mending nets, fixing their rigging, and gearing their engines for the weeks or months they will be gone. Since 1941, the U.S. Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune has expanded and boosted the real estate of the township. The photographs in Images of America: Sneads Ferry recount the memories and the emotions of a simpler time.
Published by Arcadia Publishing on 05/23/2011
Book details: 128 pages.