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26 Making Records: The Scenes Behind the Music
by Phil Ramone
  Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Billy Joel, Dionne Warwick, Ray Charles, Paul Simon, Quincy Jones, Karen Carpenter, Liza Minnelli, Rod Stewart, Luciano Pavarotti--not to mention Jamie Cullum, The Backstreet Boys, and Bono--have all had hits produced by Phil Ramone. One of the century's most influential and innovative music technicians, Ramone won the first of thirteen Grammy awards for Stan Getz's Getz/Gilberto in 1969 and his most recent for Tony Bennett's The Art of Rom... more info>> (Published: 2007)
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27 My View from the Corner [Secure eReader]
by Angelo Dundee
  Angelo Dundee has lived a half-century of boxing history. During that period he trained a record-breaking fifteen world champions and countless top contenders--wiping away their sweat and blood and instilling whatever it took to win.
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28 On Wings of Joy: The Story of Ballet from the 16th Century to Today [MultiFormat]
by Trudy Garfunkel
  In this engaging history of dance, readers are introduced to the major performers, choreographers, and composers who influenced the development of ballet. Beginning with the birth of the art in the sixteenth-century French court of Catherine de' Medici, this informative text traces ballet as it evolved in Europe and Russia and subsequently in England and then America. Included are details about the creation of such classics as Giselle, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, and Serenade, as well as the... more info>> (Published: 2004)

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29 Picabo: Nothing to Hide [Secure eReader]
by Picabo Street, Dana White
  The moment she burst onto the world stage at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, 23-year-old speed demon Picabo Street ignited a fire of excitement in the media and in the hearts of fans that continues to burn today. Free-spirited and outspoken, Street was a new kind of female athlete and a new kind of role model. Street followed her silver medal win with two straight World Cup downhill titles--a feat unmatched in American skiing--and finally, the ultimate Olympic gold medal win in ... more info>> (Published: 2002)
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30 Putt Like a Pro [Secure eReader]
by Brian Lake
  Find your perfect putting style and solve the mystery of golf's most puzzling shot The putt is the shortest swing in all of golf and requires the least amount of strength and coordination. Yet it is the most important, and potentially frustrating, shot in the game. "To master the game of golf," writes author and teaching professional Brian Lake, "you must master putting." In this comprehensive lesson book, Lake teaches you how, taking you from essential basics to advanced mechanics. Like no oth... more info>>
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31 Shoeless Joe [Secure eReader]
by W. P. Kinsella
  Ray Kinsella, sitting on the porch of his Iowa farm one evening, hears the voice of a ghostly baseball announcer. It speaks to him the famous line, "If you build It, he will come." Needing no further explanation, Kinsella visualizes the ball field he is being asked to create in the middle of his field of corn. The voice will speak only two more things to Ray: "Ease his pain" and "Go the distance," and yet the dreaming, idealistic man knows just what it is he has to do. Digging up his corn to bui... more info>>
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32 Stat One [Secure eReader]
by Craig Messmer
  Get ready for the mother of all numbers. If you had to give just one number to determine a baseball player's success, which would you pick? Batting average, RBI, OPS, home-run percentage? It's impossible to choose. Now you don't have to. For the first time ever, there's a formula that incorporates every aspect of a player's offensive game into one stat that gets straight to the core of performance. The Offensive Production and Efficiency Average, or P/E Average for short, gives you a comprehens... more info>>
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33 Tales from the Script
by Paul Robert Herman, Peter Hanson
  Few modern art forms are as misunderstood as the craft of creating movie scripts, because the collaborative nature of filmmaking and the dominance of celebrity actors and directors obscures the contributions of screenwriters. So if you're a writer eager to break into Hollywood or simply a movie buff excited to learn the stories behind your favorite films, this unique book will captivate you with insights into the wild and mysterious world of Hollywood screenwriting. Meet the men and women who dr... more info>>
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34 Terminator Salvation: Cold War
by Greg Cox
  We Fight BackRussia 2003. When it appears that the United States has unleashed its entire nuclear arsenal upon the world, Captain Dmitri Losenko, commander of the nuclear submarine Gorshkov, has no choice but to retaliate. His target? Alaska.Alaska 2018. Fighting for survival in the frozen wilderness, Molly Kookesh struggles to protect her makeshift Resistance cell from the Terminators. Inspired by John Connor’s radio broadcasts and following a brutal encounter with a fearsome machine, she... more info>>
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35 Terminator Salvation: From the Ashes: The Official Prequel Novelization [Secure eReader]
by Timothy Zahn
  From The Ashes, written by Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn, sets the scene for the events chronicled in the movie Terminator Salvation, revealing the full story behind John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators.In post-Judgment Day LA, two lost kids named Kyle and Star keep watch for Terminators; a jaded Marine struggles to keep his rag-tag community together in the face of unrelenting danger; and John and Kate Connor assemble their ... more info>>
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36 Terminator Salvation: The Official Movie Novelization
by Alan Dean Foster
  The eagerly awaited fourth Terminator movie, Terminator Salvation, starring Christian Bale and directed by McG, reaches cinemas on 22 May 2009.In a brand-new chapter in the Terminator chronicles, Judgment Day has come to pass and Skynet has destroyed much of the world’s population. In this post-apocalyptic world, the resistance, led by John Connor, continues its brutal fight for survival.The official novelisation will provide readers with the full story of this muc... more info>>
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37 Terminator Salvation: Trial by Fire
by Timothy Zahn
  Following the dramatic events of´┐ŻTerminator Salvation, a recovering John Connor grants Barnes permission to return to the destroyed VLA lab and bury his brother, killed in the explosive opening of the movie. At the ruins Barnes and Blair Williams hunt through the debris for the remains of their comrade but instead uncover a mysterious cable leading up into the mountains. The two Resistance fighters head into the wilderness to investigate.What the pair discovers is an entire village that appear... more info>>
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38 Texas Hold 'Em Poker: Rules and Tips [Secure eReader]
by Isabel Croucher
  A step-by-step guide to playing one of the most popular Poker game around. Played with a typical 52-card pack, Texas Hold 'Em is popular, not just in casinos and card rooms, but also on the Internet and at home.
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39 The Five-Tool Player [Secure eReader]
by Mark Gola
  Take your game from bush league to big time with these proven techniques Baseball scouts and coaches at every level want players with the knowledge and ability to do it all. They're looking for someone who can dominate a game and showcase talent in each of baseball's five essential skills: hitting for average, hitting for power, fielding, arm strength, and speed. What they hope to find is The Five-Tool Player. In The Five-Tool Player, you'll get all the drills, step-by-step photos, and guidance... more info>>
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40 The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever
by Mark Frost
  Eddie Lowery left his first imprint on the game of golf in 1913 as the 10-year-old caddie to underdog U.S. Open champion Francis Ouimet. Best-selling author Mark Frost continues Lowery's story 43 years later with Lowery as a multi-millionaire car-dealer, who boasted to fellow millionaire and golf staple George Coleman that amateur golfers Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi could hands down beat any other two golfers in the world in a best ball match. A bet was made for a substantial sum of cash, and a... more info>>
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41 The New Age of Adventure: Ten Years of Great Writing
by John Rasmus
  National Geographic Adventure has published the best work by today's finest writers, and this tenth anniversary anthology assembles an elite corps of authors that includes Sebastian Junger, Peter Matthiessen, Philip Caputo, and two dozen others. These reporters have voyaged to the ends of the earth to bring back the decade's most thrilling, eccentric, and extraordinary tales. But the pieces collected here do more than paint a portrait of the world's most extreme and fascinating environments--the... more info>>
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42 The Plane Truth for Golfers [Secure eReader]
by Jim Hardy
  "Jim Hardy is the most knowledgeable teacher in golf. This extraordinary book will be the most revolutionary instructional book since Ben Hogan's Five Lessons."--Peter Jacobsen, Seven-time PGA Tour event winner Voted one of "America's 50 Greatest Teachers" by Golf Digest and ranked in the "Top 100 Teachers" list of Golf magazine, Jim Hardy is a veritable scholar of swing. He's been fixing the swings of professional and amateur golfers since 1977, and in The Plane Truth for Golfers, he makes his... more info>>
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43 The Plane Truth for Golfers Master Class [Secure eReader]
by Jim Hardy
  Swing away for more accuracy, lower scores, and unmatched success on the course In his bestseller, The Plane Truth for Golfers, Jim Hardy revolutionized how golf is taught around the world by introducing his innovative one-plane and two-plane swings. If you want more instruction, more insider tips, more Hardy--the author's new book will take your game to the next level. In The Plane Truth for Golfers Master Class, one of Golf magazine's top teachers shows you how to execute these swings perfectl... more info>>
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44 The Pocket Essential Film Soleil [Secure eReader]
by D. K. Holm
  If traditional film noir is a genre of mid-century black and white urban crime thrillers evoking an expressionist mood with its dark corners and back alleys, with its trench coats and shadows slanting through Venetian blinds in dusty offices where the scent of death hangs in a plume of coiling cigarette smoke and where mysterious women with golden hair and stiletto heels plead their case to a P.I. fighting inner demons, then film soleil is its modern or late-century reconfiguration, adapted to m... more info>>
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45 The Pocket Essential French New Wave [Secure eReader]
by Chris Wiegand
  This Guide reviews and analyses all of the major films in the movement and offers profiles of its principal stars, such as Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina and Brigitte Bardot. There is also an introductory essay, Making Waves, which examines the social context of the movement in France as well as the directors' considerable influence on later generations of film-makers across the globe. A handy multi-media reference guide at the end of the book points the way towards further New Wave resources.
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46 The Southpaw [Secure eReader]
by Mark Harris
  With The Southpaw, novelist Mark Harris begins the remarkable saga of a gifted baseball pitcher named Henry W. Wiggen, which would unfold in four novels over the course of some 27 years between the publication of The Southpaw (1952) and It Looked Like For Ever (1979). Harris frames The Southpaw in an irresistible way, letting the fictional hero Wiggen "tell" his own story in the vernacular--bad grammar, run-on sentences, the works. In fact, the title page tells the reader that The Southpaw is "b... more info>> (Published: 1952)
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47 The Total Brain Workout [Secure eReader]
by Marcel Danesi
  Did you know that different parts of your brain control different functions, and that with exercise, you can make each part of your brain stronger? In The Total Brain Workout you'll find 500 fun, challenging and absorbing puzzles designed to specifically target the core parts of your brain that control language, logic, memory, reasoning and visual perception. Each set of puzzles ranges from easy to challenging, and is presented with information on the area of your brain being targeted and the fu... more info>>
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48 The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life [Secure eReader]
by Jim Tressel
  The Winner's Manual: For the Game of Life shares Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel's "Big Ten" fundamentals for success: Attitude, Discipline, Faith, Handling Adversity & Success, Excellence, Love, Toughness, Responsibility, Team, and Hope. Peppered with personal stories from Tressel's storied coaching career, the book shares the fundamental lessons that he has been imparting to his players for the past 20 years. A perfect blend of football stories, spiritual insights, motivational reading, ... more info>>
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49 Tim McCarver's Diamond Gems [Secure eReader]
by Tim Mccarver
  Baseball's premier national television analyst Tim McCarver presents fascinating tales from the game's greatest players and personalities.... Tim McCarver's Diamond Gems is a treasure trove of fabulous anecdotes from the many baseball celebrities who have appeared on "The Tim McCarver Show."A valuable mix of baseball history with a personal touch, this book is a natural for everyone who loves the game. Includes tales from baseball greats Sandy Koufax, Stan Musial, Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Willie... more info>>
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50 Values of the Game [Secure eReader]
by Bill Bradley
  Professional sports seems to offer the cynics among us plenty of reasons to shake their heads in disgust. Public tirades and fist-fights, exorbitant contracts and labor disputes, the myriad temptations of glamorous, high-profile lifestyles, ear-bitings and coach-chokings all cast something of a pall over national pastimes that once seemed theatres for heroism, teamwork and loyalty. Bill Bradley, in his celebrated book, Values of the Game, insists that those positive values are what make sports m... more info>>
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