My Cubs

Author: Scott Simon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735218048
Size: 77.72 MB
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NPR's Scott Simon's personal, heartfelt reflections on his beloved Chicago Cubs, replete with club lore, memorable anecdotes, frenetic fandom and wise and adoring intimacy that have made the world champion Cubbies baseball's most tortured—and now triumphant—franchise. No metaphor is necessary; the Chicago Cubs have been the living example of disappointment and failure for more than a century—until now. The Cubs' 2016 World Series win marked the end of a 108-year drought in the team's history, and Game 7 will forever be remembered as one of the most thrilling, monumental moments in sports history. For Scott Simon, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday and a lifelong Cubs fan, it was a moment he never thought he'd live to see. MY CUBS chronicles Simon's adolescence in Chicago as a die-hard fan to tell the story of the relationship between the team and the neighborhood and city, and how the condition of Cubness has both charmed and haunted the lives of so many fans. From theories and curses to jinxes and myths, Simon chronicles how a team of "loveable losers" inspired such fervor and dedication from their fans, and how their 2016 win transcended sports to become an underdog narrative for the whole nation.

Santa Biblia

Author: Niv Spa
ISBN: 9780829723946
Size: 45.72 MB
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New International Version Bible, in Spanish.

Cubs Forever

Author: Bob Vorwald
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 160078044X
Size: 46.26 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Cubs Forever celebrates the 60-year romance between the team, the superstation, and the fans. It brings to life some of the great games and moments in the team's history, such as Ernie Banks' 500th home run, the first night game at Wrigley Field, and four no-hitters. Add in stories from the men who work behind the scenes at Wrigley and WGN, plus interviews with the team's many stars over this six-decade period, and you have a baseball bonanza for fans of all ages.

The Basket Case

Author: Harry DeMaio
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1787053504
Size: 78.69 MB
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Sedentary by nature, Octavius Bear is not a big Sports enthusiast. So, it is a bit out of character for him to pack his investigative team plus the Cubs and their governess onto the luxurious Ursa Minor helicopter and head for New York City. His assignment: investigate the killing of Ozzie Ostrich, a professional basketball player. The primary suspect is Joe Jeau, star member of the Gotham Giraffes pro ball team. The Giraffe’s Head Coach, an old schoolmate of the Great Bear, wants him to clear his top performer’s name and if possible, find the true killer. The team gets tangled up with professional gamblers, possible personal rivalries and even love interests. Once again, the detectives are assisted by Chita and the near-miraculous Artificial Intelligence Unit, Ursula 8. Needless to say, the Cubs have a spectacular time in the Big Apple. New York will never be the same. Oh yes, the real killer is discovered.

I Am An Executioner

Author: Rajesh Parameswaran
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408821176
Size: 33.41 MB
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A Bengal tiger wakes up one morning realising he is ravenously in love. A pompous railway supervisor in a small Indian village bites off more than he can chew when a peculiar new clerk arrives on his doorstep. In another place and in another time, a secret agent who spends her days watching the front door of an unknown quarry discovers something she isn't meant to. An immigrant housewife in an American suburb geeing up for Thanksgiving makes a wish she may come to regret. And a small and famous country's only executioner claims his conscience is as clean as his heavy, washed stones. With this glittering, savage and elegant first collection, where reality loops in mind-bending twists and dazzles with cinematic exuberance, where frayed photographs take on a life of their own and where elephants wish only to die with dignity, Rajesh Parameswaran bursts onto the literary landscape as an astonishing new talent.

The Story Of Brutus My Life With Brutus The Bear And The Grizzlies Of North America

Author: Casey Anderson
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1681770148
Size: 43.79 MB
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The heart-warming story of the incredible friendship between National Geographic star Casey Anderson and an 800-pound grizzly bear named Brutus. Casey Anderson, the host of National Geographic’s Expedition Grizzly, met a month-old bear cub in a wildlife preserve in 2002, whom he affectionately named Brutus. Little Brutus was destined to remain in captivity or, more likely, even euthanized due to overpopulation at the preserve. Anderson, already an expert in animal rescue and rehabilitation, just could not let that happen to Brutus, who looked like a "fuzzy Twinkie." From the beginning it was clear something special existed between the two. And so, Anderson built the Montana grizzly encounter in Bozeman, Montana, especially for Brutus, so that he, and others like him, could grow up "being a bear." And so the love story began. When together, Anderson and Brutus will wrestle, swim, play, and continue to act as advocates for grizzly protection and education, be it through documentaries like Expedition Grizzly, appearances on Oprah or Good Morning America, or in this inspiring book, which promises to be an intimate look into Anderson's relationship with Brutus and a call to action to protect these glorious animals and the natural world they live in. The Story of Brutus proves that love and friendship knows no bounds and that every care must be taken to protect one of nature's noblest creatures.

The Amphigeo Story

Author: Mark Roehrig
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1553696530
Size: 79.56 MB
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Amphibious vehicles were some of the first self propelled vehicles ever created going all the way back to 1805. The only Factory produced amphibian was the Amphicar in the 60's. Just some of the facts about amphibians that are dispelled in "The Amphigeo Story." Today more than ever the world is ready for such a vehicle, one that you can drive around doing errands as well as tear down a boat ramp into the froth. The Amphigeo is for the masses, two thirds of the planet is covered in water, and 70% of the world's population lives on the water or very near. Why then should it be we have to own a boat and a car to take advantage of both mediums of transportation? Not anymore, Mark Roehrig has developed the simplest conversion ever conceived for putting a car into the water. His "Amphigeo" took just 5 months to build; his second would only take about 3 months, for now he knows all the secrets and shortcuts, which is exactly what prompted him to write "The Amphigeo Story." Now anyone can own an amphibious car, at the lowest price ever imagined, in fact the Amphigeo is just that, the world's best bargain in an amphibian. The Amphigeo makes use of many of the original parts, including engine, transmission, CV axles, steering, suspension, seats, dash, radiator, fans, fuel tank and more. This car has changed his life, everywhere he goes crowds gather, the press and TV has loved doing the story. But Mark will tell you none of that surpasses driving in the water, it is his ultimate reward, and after 2 years the Amphigeo's design has proved reliable. If you're ready for the experience of a lifetime, this books for you, you could build an Amphigeo or have one built, but owning one will definitely put an end to the everyday doldrums. Any car can drive into the water, only a good one can drive out again.