Going on the Turn

Being the Extraordinary Stories of My Life and Dodging Death’s Door

Author: Danny Baker

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 0297870149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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In this book my father dies. I almost die.*** My showbiz career winds down. And yet everyone keeps telling me it's the funniest book I've ever written. If I'd known that's what the public wanted, I'd have cancelled Pets Win Prizes and just got sick sooner. Along the way this time we encounter, among others, David Bowie, Kanye West (I think), John Cleese, Peter O'Toole, and have several adventures in the Fourth Dimension. Oh, and I can reveal the Man With The Foulest Mouth In All Show Business. Plus assorted high-kicking hoopla and a whole lot of rather stark stuff about what it's like to be told you could be On The Way Out. *** (SPOILER ALERT: I don't actually die.)
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Doyle Brunson's Super System 2

Author: Doyle Brunson

Publisher: Cardoza Publishing

ISBN: 1580424767

Category: Games & Activities

Page: N.A

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Super System 2 gathers together the greatest players, theorists, and world champions. This new edition expands upon the original with more games, new authors, and most importantly, more professional secrets from the best in the business!Learn From Poker's Greatest Players This superstar lineup is led by the greatest poker player of all time, the legendary Doyle Brunson, two-time main event champion, and 10-time WSOP bracelet winner. Doyles hand-picked roster of expert collaborators includes: Phil Hellmuth Jr., 11-time WSOP gold bracelet winner and 1989 World Series of Poker Champion; Daniel Negreanu, winner of more than $10 million in tournament earnings and 2004 Poker Player of the Year; Johnny Chan, two-time Main Event Champion and 10-time WSOP gold bracelet winner; Lyle Berman, three-time WSOP gold bracelet winner, World Poker Tour founder and super-high stakes player; Bobby Baldwin, 1978 World Poker Champion; Crandell Addington, a no-limit hold'em legend and Hall of Famer; Jennifer Harman, the best female poker player in history; Todd Brunson, superstar cash-game player; and Mike Caro, pokers greatest researcher, theorist, and instructor. 704 pages
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Turn the Ship Around!

A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders

Author: L. David Marquet

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101623691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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“One of the 12 best business books of all time…. Timeless principles of empowering leadership.” – USA Today Since Turn the Ship Around! was published in 2012, hundreds of thousands of readers have been inspired by former Navy captain David Marquet’s true story. Many have applied his insights to their own organizations, creating workplaces where everyone takes responsibility for his or her actions, where followers grow to become leaders, and where happier teams drive dramatically better results. Marquet was a Naval Academy graduate and an experienced officer when selected for submarine command. He faced a new wrinkle when he was assigned at the last minute to the Santa Fe, a nuclear powered submarine that he hadn't been trained for. Facing the high-stress environment of a sub where there’s little margin for error, he was determined to reverse the trends he found: poor morale, poor performance, and the worst retention rate in the fleet. Almost immediately, Marquet ran into trouble when he unknowingly gave an impossible order, and his crew tried to follow it anyway. When he asked why, the answer was “Because you told me to.” Marquet realized that while he had trained for a different submarine, his crew had been trained to do what they were told -- a deadly combination. So Marquet flipped the leadership model and began to push for leadership at every level. Turn the Ship Around! reveals how the Santa Fe skyrocketed from worst to first in the fleet by challenging the Navy’s traditional leader-follower approach. Struggling against his own instincts to take control, he instead achieved the vastly more powerful model of giving control to his subordinates. Before long, each member of Marquet’s crew became a leader and assumed responsibility for everything he did, from clerical tasks to crucial combat decisions. The crew became fully engaged, contributing their full intellectual capacity every day. The Santa Fe set records for performance, morale, and retention. And over the next decade, the officers of the Santa Fe were selected to become submarine commanders in highly disproportionate numbers. Whether you need a major change of course or just a tweak of the rudder, you can apply Marquet’s methods to turn your own ship around.
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Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson

Author: William McKeen

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393249115

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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"Gets it all in: the boozing and drugging…but also the intelligence, the loyalty, the inherent decency." —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Hunter S. Thompson detonated a two-ton bomb under the staid field of journalism with his magazine pieces and revelatory Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In Outlaw Journalist, the famous inventor of Gonzo journalism is portrayed as never before. Through in-depth interviews with Thompson’s associates, William McKeen gets behind the drinking and the drugs to show the man and the writer—one who was happy to be considered an outlaw and for whom the calling of journalism was life.
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Sleep No More

An Eve Duncan Novel

Author: Iris Johansen

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250018129

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen comes a new thriller that will have Eve Duncan questioning everything she thought she knew about her family and her past One woman held captive for decades... Another one freed by the truth... Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan knows what it's like to be haunted by the past. For years after her daughter Bonnie was stolen from her, she fought for closure. But now as she's striving to begin anew, she can't shake the feeling that something terrible is about to happen—or maybe already has. When her mother, Sandra, asks for help in finding a missing friend named Beth Avery, Eve is sure that she's hiding something. It's odd that Sandra would get involved at all, and the fact that she adamantly refuses to go to the police for help reinforces Eve's suspicions that something is very wrong. Eve learns that Beth has been locked away in a mental hospital for years, which makes it even harder to understand how she could have disappeared. As Sandra reluctantly reveals small pieces of the truth about Beth's identity, Eve is shocked to discover that their lives are strangely entwined, and Beth's disappearance now puts them all in grave danger. Desperate, Eve enlists a secret weapon to pick up Beth's trail: rogue profiler, Kendra Michaels. With an uncanny ability to detect clues and solve puzzles, Kendra begins to uncover the bizarre circumstances of Beth's escape from what should have been the safety of her hospital room. Beth is on the run, and as her mind clears--detoxing from the drugs that have held her prisoner--she begins to see the threads of a twisted plot within the powerful Avery family, threatening to destroy Beth and anyone else who might jeopardize the high-stakes game that is already in play.
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The Wings of the Dove + The Ambassadors + What Maisie Knew + The Turn of the Screw (4 Unabridged Classics)

Author: Henry James

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8074849317

Category: Fiction

Page: 612

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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Wings of the Dove + The Ambassadors + What Maisie Knew + The Turn of the Screw (4 Unabridged Classics)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Wings of the Dove is a 1902 novel by Henry James. This novel tells the story of Milly Theale, an American heiress stricken with a serious disease, and her effect on the people around her. Some of these people befriend Milly with honorable motives, while others are more self-interested. The Ambassadors is a 1903 novel by Henry James, originally published as a serial in the North American Review (NAR). This dark comedy, one of the masterpieces of James's final period, follows the trip of protagonist Lewis Lambert Strether to Europe in pursuit of Chad, his widowed fiancée's supposedly wayward son; he is to bring the young man back to the family business, but he encounters unexpected complications. The third-person narrative is told exclusively from Strether's point of view. What Maisie Knew is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in the Chap-Book and in the New Review in 1897 and then as a book later that year. The story of the sensitive daughter of divorced, irresponsible parents, What Maisie Knew has great contemporary relevance as an unflinching account of a wildly dysfunctional family. The book is also a masterly technical achievement by James, as it follows the title character from earliest childhood to precocious maturity. The Turn of the Screw, originally published in 1898, is a ghost story novella written by Henry James. Due to its ambiguous content, it became a favourite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. Henry James ( 1843 – 1916) was an American-born British writer, regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. He was the son of Henry James, Sr. and the brother of philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James.
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The Great Shark Hunt

Strange Tales from a Strange Time

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743250450

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 602

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Brings together a selection of the legendary American journalist's articles on subjects ranging from the Super Bowl to Watergate, from Hemingway to Brando, and from sharks to drugs.
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The Journals of Charlie Gordon

An Autobiography

Author: Charlie Marie Gordon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453516395

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Charlie Gordon kept eleven journals throughout her long life. A homosexual woman, she lived and worked in the 50's and 60's in early Hollywood when vice squads raided gay clubs and put homosexuals in jail. In l947 Charlie sailed to Stockholm, Sweden where she lived for seven months with a famous Swedish sculptress. The story is about her life "in the closet" as a secretary to a movie producer and her time as a producer herself on PBS. Later, Charlie was a freelance writer for television and films. Charlie had numerous female lovers and both gay and straight male friends. Her conservative Texas family accepted her female lovers. At forty-two Charlie fell in love with Bebe, a true Brit. They lived together for eighteen years until Bebe was diagnosed with Alzheimers Amazingly, in an atmosphere of pain and frustration, their love blossomed
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A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists

Author: Jane Rawson

Publisher: Transit Lounge

ISBN: 1921924535

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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It is 1997 in San Francisco and Simon and Sarah have been sent on a quest to see America: they must stand at least once in every 25-foot square of the country. Decades later, in an Australian city that has fallen on hard times, Caddy is camped by the Maribyrnong River, living on small change from odd jobs, ersatz vodka and memories. She's sick of being hot, dirty, broke and alone. Caddy's future changes shape when her friend, Ray, stumbles across some well-worn maps, including one of San Francisco, and their lives connect with those of teenagers Simon and Sarah in ways that are unexpected and profound. A meditation on happiness – where and in what place and with who we can find our centre, a perceptive vision of where our world is headed, and a testament to the power of memory and imagination, this is the best of novels: both highly original and eminently readable.
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Coast to Coast

Author: Frederic Raphael

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448211077

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Marion and Barnaby Pierce are an American couple who are about to sell the New England house in which they have raised what seems to be a happy family. They are leaving on a trip across America in a vintage jaguar which Barnaby intends to give his son who is getting married in Los Angeles. Their long drive from coast to coast is planned to include a number of stops: the first to deposit their dog with Marion's pious, bitter sister in upstate New York. At every stop there are memories and surprises as Barnaby and Marion live and re-live their secret dramas and, in the allusive, edgy dialogues of a long-married couple, reveal more about themselves than they care to confess. In Minneapolis, they find that their daughter, Stacey, is pregnant by one man and living with another; in Chicago, Barnaby's old writing partner, now a millionaire businessman, is unwisely lured into an old vaudeville routine; in Seattle, a meeting with a newspaper editor who once loved Marion re-opens old wounds; and in Los Angeles, their other daughter, Zara, who now calls herself Zenobia, turns out to be a shockingly unsociable member of her brother's wedding.
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