Lost Kingdoms

Author: Phillip H. McMath
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 097680073X
Size: 10.95 MB
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"With the appearance of his latest novel, Lost Kingdoms, Phillip H. McMath has completed his fictional trilogy that began with Native Ground (1984) and Arrival Point (1991). Now in Lost Kingdoms, the fictional Elizabeth Shaw flashes back via grief and remembrance on the death of her son, Christopher, the Marine hero of Native Ground killed in Vietnam. This medium of memory and loss weaves together the lives of several families (White, Black, and Red) and the tragic story of Arkansas, the South, the Southwest, and Mexico, and slowly emerges as a philosophical-historical tapestry not only as a tale uniquely its own but also as a comment on the meaning of history itself."--BOOK JACKET.

All Joe Knight

Author: Kevin Morris
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802189677
Size: 14.63 MB
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A prominent figure in the entertainment world who has turned to fiction in the last decade, Kevin Morris received wide literary acclaim with his story collection White Man’s Problems, praised by David Carr as “remarkable” and Tom Perrotta as “revelatory.” Now Morris cements his place as a bold new voice in American literature with his muscular debut novel, All Joe Knight. 1961. Outside Philadelphia, a soon-to-be father runs into a telephone pole while driving drunk; nine months later, his widow dies in a smashed up T-Bird. From the start, the orphaned Joe Knight is a blank slate. Taken in by a kindly aunt in a tough-skinned suburb, Joe finds his family in high school with the Fallcrest basketball team—the kind of team that comes around once in a lifetime. White guys, black guys, speed, height, raw athleticism, every element is perfectly in synch. All these kids want, all they dream of, is to make it to the Palestra, UPenn’s cathedral of college basketball. Fast-forward thirty years. Joe is newly divorced with one kid and certain he is unfit for love. Ever since selling the ad firm he built from the ground up for millions, he’s had time on his hands, and now he wiles it away in strip clubs, the only place where he can quiet his mind. But then he hears from Chris Scully, a former Fallcrest teammate who is now District Attorney. It seems the Justice Department is sniffing around the deal that got Joe rich years ago—a deal he cut every member of the basketball team into, except for Scully. As the details about Joe’s possible transgression are unreeled, he is forced to face the emptiness inside himself and a secret that has haunted him for decades.

Friend Of The Family

Author: D. Lea Jacobs
Publisher: Howells House
ISBN: 0929590198
Size: 18.26 MB
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During his 20 years in the FBI, Special Agent Ed Robb wrote the book on penetrating the Mob: he was among the first undercover agents in FBI history and, in the end, proved to be the best. His Mafia stings resulted in over 200 convictions. Along the way, he was contracted to hit a family member, was designated a Mob boss, and was in line to become a made man. Robb was one of the handful of courageous men who turned the tide against the Mob, from the inside out. This is the story of how they did it.

The Lost Boys

Author: Tim Potter
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465318985
Size: 20.51 MB
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The Lost Boys: A Parochial Novel of the Vietnam Generation deals with a group of Vietnam Veterans who enter / return to college after leaving the service – and the problems they encounter in attempting to readjust to civilian life. Set, primarily, in Southern California from the late 1960s to mid-70s, the novel follows the path of the traditional (mythological) hero’s journey – as seen from the viewpoints of ten “Lost Boys.” Exhaustively researched, Lost Boys is an emotional odyssey through one of the most dramatic and painful periods in America’s recent past.

Joe Dimaggio

Author: New York Daily News
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1582610371
Size: 20.23 MB
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Stories and photographs from the "Daily News" newspaper present an overview of the life and career of the baseball's "Yankee Clipper"

Joe S Adventures

Author: Joseph J. Dougherty
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781543411959
Size: 15.21 MB
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I did come to Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1947. My mother woke my brother and me one night and said, “We are running far away from your father.” He was very abusive and would beat her black and blue many times. Mom was afraid that he would kill her one day when he would come home drunk. She saved us all. To all you boys, please remember that a good man will never strike a woman or hurt her in any way! Many of these experiences are taken from my early years in Daytona and Ormond Beach. Harold is my lifelong friend. Susan is my cousin. She never had any of these experiences. I just think she is a great girl, and I wanted to include her as a main character to share in this story. Please, I do not recommend that any of my young readers try to catch snakes or alligators. These are wild things. To my older readers, what are you thinking? They are extremely dangerous and can and will kill you. Do not do it! Growing up in Florida was great. We had no air-conditioning and no TV. We had just a radio, and the mystery stories came on at night. That was our only entertainment. The movies cost nine cents, popcorn was ten cents, and sodas were five cents; and you could earn extra money by collecting cola bottles for the two-cent deposit. We only wore shoes when we went to church and school.

Joe Mccarthy

Author: Alan H. Levy
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786481132
Size: 17.75 MB
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Joe McCarthy was headed towards a career as a plumber—until the parish priest intervened, and convinced McCarthy’s mother that he could make more of himself in baseball. She relented, and Joseph Vincent McCarthy embarked on a career that ranks him among the greatest managers ever. In 24 years his teams took nine pennants, seven World Series titles, and never finished lower than fourth. This biography of Joe McCarthy details the 90–year life of one of the greatest managers in baseball’s history. Baseball was McCarthy’s ticket out of a working-class existence in Germantown, Pennsylvania, taking him to college, the minor leagues, managerial stints in baseball’s backwaters, and on to remarkable years with the Yankees, Cubs and Red Sox—years filled with triumph and heartbreak. Seven championships and the highest managerial winning percentage ever earned him entry to the Hall of Fame, but McCarthy will always be remembered for his deft handling of his players. McCarthy’s ability to handle even “unmanageable” players won him the respect of all. His effect on the lives of his young charges was, in his mind, his greatest legacy.