Papi

Author: David Ortiz
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544814541
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WITH A NEW AFTERWORD “Baseball fans of all loyalties will enjoy learning about [Ortiz’s] unique experiences in and out of the game.” —Library Journal David “Big Papi” Ortiz is a baseball icon and one of the most popular figures ever to play the game. A key part of the Boston Red Sox for fifteen years, Ortiz helped to win three World Series, bringing back a storied franchise from “never wins” to “always wins.” He helped upend the doubters, the naysayers, and the nonbelievers, and, as he launched balls into the stands again and again and again, he captured the imagination of millions of fans. Ortiz made Boston and the Red Sox his home, his place of work, and his legacy. As he put it: This is our f*&#ing city. In Papi, his ultimate memoir, Ortiz opens up as never before. The result is a revelatory, fly-on-the-wall story of a career by a player with a lot to say at the end of his time in the game to which he gave so much and which gave so much to him. “The rise of Ortiz from scrap-heap bench player to Hall of Famer is an unlikely and entertaining story, and engagingly told . . . The memoir lives up to its ‘no-holds-barred’ billing.” —Washington Post

Big Papi

Author: David Ortiz
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429917164
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Raised in the Dominican Republic, signed by the Seattle Mariners, and released by the Minnesota Twins, David Ortiz landed in baseball-crazy Boston, of all places. Generally regarded as an underachiever to that point in his career, Ortiz blossomed into one of the most feared and adored sluggers in baseball while altering the course of the game's history, helping Boston win its first World Series in eighty-six years and thereby breaking the infamous "Curse of the Bambino." Along the way, Ortiz established his place as a truly Ruthian figure in the annals of our national pastime: an imposing figure in the batter's box, yet an endearing man to the young, particularly in his native Dominican Republic, where he has focused his charitable efforts on improving the health of children. The son of two caring parents, and a loving father of three, Ortiz is a hero to many. Now, in his memoir, the man affectionately known as "Big Papi" recounts his life from growing up in an impoverished area of the Dominican Republic (where baseball is king) to his ascension in Boston (where he became one). Ortiz discusses, in detail, his historic and record-setting performances as a member of the Red Sox, his exploding popularity, the challenges of playing in Boston, and life in the Red Sox clubhouse. BIG PAPI is a unique memoir by a charismatic man who appeals to young and old, on the baseball field or off.

Big Papi

Author: The Boston Globe
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633196267
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With more than 500 career home runs, an infectious personality, and three World Series championships, David Ortiz has established his position as the greatest Red Sox player of this generation. But Ortiz' story did not start with postseason heroics and towering blasts into the Fenway Park bleachers. Ortiz struggled to find his power stroke in parts of six seasons with the Minnesota Twins, who released him after the 2002 season. Then Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein signed Ortiz in 2003 and the 27 year old soon became known as Big Papi, setting career highs with 31 home runs and 101 RBIs. The next season, the Red Sox won the franchise's first World Series championship in 86 years. Ortiz hit .409 in the postseason, twice driving in the game-winning runs as the Red Sox overcame a 3-0 deficit to top the Yankees in the ALCS. Big Papi hit a franchise-record 54 home runs in 2006 and led the team to a second World Series title in 2007. Ortiz continued his assault on American League pitching into his late-30s. At age 37, he hit .688 in the 2013 World Series to earn MVP honors as the Red Sox topped the Cardinals. Following a 2015 season in which he hit 37 home runs at age 39, Ortiz announced that the 2016 season would be his last. Ortiz' unforgettable career is chronicled in this new, must-have keepsake book from the Boston Globe. Big Papi: The Legend & Legacy of David Ortiz features 128 pages of award-winning reporting, vivid storytelling, dramatic photographs, and statistics capturing the unforgettable moments from Big Papi's arrival in Boston to his farewell tour in 2016. This one of a kind career retrospective is the perfect souvenir for any Red Sox Fan.

Big Papi

Author: David Fischer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1613219660
Size: 66.68 MB
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David Ortiz first won over the Fenway faithful in 2003 with his monstrous home runs, beaming smile, big hugs, and kind heart. The following fall, he proved heroic, belting walk-off hits in Games 4 and 5 of the ALCS in an epic series comeback over Jeter’s Yankees. His legendary feats helped the Red Sox end the 86-year-old “Curse of the Bambino” and deliver a World Series title to Boston. In the largest gathering in American history—of any kind—3 million fans cheered Ortiz & Co. in the World Series victory parade. “Big Papi” has walloped over 500 home runs and led Boston to two more world titles. In 2013, following the Boston Marathon bombings, he epitomized “Boston Strong” by crushing a series-turning grand slam in the ALCS and blasting .688 in the World Series, earning MVP honors. Authors David Fischer and David Aretha celebrate this David’s career in a fully illustrated, scrapbook-style album with prose as passionate as Big Papi himself. Included too are dozens of personal anecdotes and recollections about Ortiz from prominent members of the Red Sox organization and the Boston community. Supreme photography and treasures from the Baseball Hall of Fame—rarely seen photographs and artifacts—enhance the nostalgic experience. This unique collection captures the magic of David Ortiz, one of the greatest heroes the game has ever known. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Enter The Darkness

Author: Lyris Rivera
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1463467982
Size: 52.29 MB
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Explore the true life of a child named Laura, the many challenges she faces during her childhood, and the hardships she endures as a young woman. Laura finds a safe haven, a place of refuge, until she is introduced to the spiritual world and the forces of evil. Discover the spiritual battle Laura encounters; how Satan hates her, weaves a web, entangles her to be his servant, and plans to destroy her. Accompany Laura as she walks you through the dark pits of her life in a daily battle with the dark world, its cult, and her experiences with the school of hard knocks. Live the abuse, addiction, fear, and shame she endures; as she escapes an abusive home to being imprisoned in a world with no way out. Laura attempts to search for the door that will lead her to eternal freedom. Will she find it?

My Life My Story You Be The Judge

Author: Herbert Lawson III
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477111034
Size: 34.92 MB
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My Life, My Story.. You Be The Judge is a memoir of Herbert Lawson llls young and early adult life. The stories and events that youre about to read will take you on a journey of his life as a young boy from a small town called Sunrise, LA. Who would sing and talk to God to running away at the age of 14 to San Francisco. Upon his arrival Herbert would begin to see a different world in San Francisco. This new world brings a love for music to heartache and disappointment. Which in turn would lead to a lifestyle of stealing, hustling, drug dealing, prostitution and a tragic accident that you think would make him turn his life around or would it....

Mi Mochito Sephardim From Northern New Mexico

Author: Jo Roybal Izay
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466933410
Size: 55.29 MB
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What a delightful book! Jo Izay is an able story teller, which is quite an art. The book had me in stitches with mi Mochito's recitation of "history." The character mi Mochito is unique and shares an incredibly hilarious view of historic events. The book takes place in the northeast mountains of New Mexico where a few hundred years ago Sephardic Jews went to escape the inquisition. Although the book is ostensibly fiction, it does give much very interesting accurate historical information about what happened to these people and how they intermarried with, e.g., Indians, other Jews, etc, yet kept the rudiments of their religious practices to this very day. There is so much to be learned about, e.g., the penitentes, Indians "Los Mormones," language (Spanish, Ladino, English, Latin, Hebrew, etc), that anyone interested in cultures will find the book fascinating. The relationship between the Catholic priest and the Rabbi is fascinating and humorous. In my opinion, the book should be in the library of every synagogue and every student of cultures. And, it's funny! Bert Robinson - Baton Rouge, LA

The Book Of Broken Hearts

Author: Sarah Ockler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442430389
Size: 67.31 MB
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"Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. But as Jude begins to fall for Emilio Vargas, she begins to wonder if her sisters were wrong"--

A Time Of Silence

Author: Ingrid Epstein Elefant
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781452098814
Size: 57.39 MB
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Ingrid Epstein Elefant survived the Holocaust in Germany through the kindness and generosity of non-Jews, many of whom put their own lives at risk by helping her and her mother. From a young child shielded by her parents and others from the horror going on around her, and not understanding the painful things happening to her family, Ingrid becomes a young woman struggling to adjust to a new country, and then a mature woman desperately trying to establish her own identity. The entire story is a testament to human kindness and the ability of one person to gain acceptance and to create a place for herself in a welcoming community. Ingrid's writing speaks directly to the reader's emotions, and the last part of her memoir focuses on the deep spiritual quality which suffuses and animates her life. Marim Charry, Rabbi Told with the kind of confidence and grace that comes only from years of searing self-scrutiny, A Time of Silence is Ingrid Epstein Elefant's moving account of her life-long search to find and live an authentic identity. Born in Nazi Germany to a Catholic father and Jewish mother, Ingrid spent her early childhood at the edges of war, fearful of the nightly bombing raids and zealously protective of her dearest friend, her doll Erika. Raised as a Catholic and hidden for a time by her Catholic grandparents after her father had been drafted and her mother was forced into hiding, Ingrid found herself, after the war, enveloped by her mother's Jewish family in America, miming the motions of newly learned Jewish ritual. She felt herself a fraud, a German Catholic displaced from her home, playacting the expected roles given to her by a new and foreign family. Here is the heart of Ingrid's story - a story that stretches out over decades of learning to determine for herself who she is, and of finding a way to understand the decisions her parents had made for her in the past. It is a story of love and fear, of loss and acceptance, and above all, of the healing power of narrative to help a special kind of Holocaust survivor find both self-knowledge and peace. Eve Keller, Professor Department of English Fordham University