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The Pride of the Yankees

By Richard Sandomir
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Richard Sandomir
"I CONSIDER MYSELF THE LUCKIEST MAN ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH."On July 4, 1939, baseball great Lou Gehrig delivered what has been called "baseball's Gettysburg Address" at Yankee Stadium and gave a speech that included the phrase that would become legendary. He died two years later and his fiery widow, Eleanor, wanted nothing more than to keep his memory alive. With her forceful will, she and the irascible producer Samuel Goldwyn quickly agreed to make a film based on Gehrig's life, The Pride of the Yankees. Goldwyn didn't understand--or care about--baseball. For him this film was the emotional story of a quiet, modest hero who married a spirited woman who was the love of his life, and, after a storied career, gave a short speech that transformed his legacy. With the world at war and soldiers dying on foreign soil, it was the kind of movie America needed. Using original scrips, letters, memos, and other rare documents, Richard Sandomir tells the behind-the-scenes story of how a classic was born. There was the so-called Scarlett O'Hara-like search to find the actor to play Gehrig; the stunning revelations Elanor made to the scriptwriter Paul Gallico about her life with Lou; the intensive training Cooper underwent to learn how to catch, throw, and hit a baseball for the first time; and the story of two now-legendary Hollywood actors in Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright whose nuanced performances endowed the Gehrigs with upstanding dignity and cemented the baseball icon's legend. Sandomir writes with great insight and aplomb, painting a fascinating portrait of a bygone Hollywood era, a mourning widow with a dream, and the shadow a legend cast on one of the greatest sports films of all time.
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  • Presumed Dead

    By Mason Cross
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    Mason Cross
    'I absolutely LOVED it, move over Reacher, I have a new favourite hero.' Jenny Blackhurst*********** 'What do you know about the Devil Mountain Killer?'THENAdeline Connor was the Devil Mountain Killer's final victim. After she was gunned down, the murderer disappeared and the killing spree ended.NOWCarter Blake has been hired to do what he does best: to find someone. But this time he's hunting a dead girl - Adeline Connor's brother is convinced she's still alive.But this town doesn't want an outsider digging up old business. And as Blake gets deeper into the case, it starts to become clear that the murders didn't ju st stop fifteen years ago.The killer is on the hunt again.***************Praise for race against time thriller writer Mason Cross:'Mason Cross is a thriller writer for the future who produces the kind of fast-paced, high octane thrillers that I love to read.' Simon Kernick'Terrific stuff!' Ian Rankin'So pacy I'm exhausted! Definitely one to read if you like your thrillers thrilling' Emma Kavanagh
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    Planted

    By Chantelle Nicholson
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    Chantelle Nicholson
    'Groundbreaking plant-based cookery from a remarkably talented chef.' - Marcus WareingIn her first solo cookbook, Chantelle Nicholson shows you how to cook delicious vegan dishes using seasonal and flavoursome plant-based ingredients. Growing up in New Zealand with a vegetable garden influenced her passion for fresh produce and, with her career as a professional chef, she was inspired to develop tasty, restaurant-quality vegan recipes, which feature on the menu at Tredwells, winner of AA's London Restaurant of the Year. In Planted she offers an abundance of these dishes to make at home. Her recipes may look high-end, but they are easy to create in your kitchen and will impress even the most devoted meat- and cheese-lovers. This is not a book about veganism, it is about fantastic and tasty food, made without animal products. It celebrates produce, seasonality and food that tastes good!
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    A Perfectly Good Man

    By Patrick Gale
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    Patrick Gale
    Devastatingly moving and full of psychological insight, A PERFECTLY GOOD MAN is a warm, humane Cornish novel from the bestselling author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER'A convincing, moving account of man's struggle with faith, marriage and morality' Sunday TimesOn a clear, crisp summer's day in Cornwall, a young man carefully prepares to take his own life, and asks family friend, John Barnaby, to pray with him. Barnaby - priest, husband and father - has always tried to do good, though life hasn't always been rosy. Lenny's request poses problems, not just for Barnaby, but for his wife and family, and the wider community, as the secrets of the past push themselves forcefully into the present for all to see.
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  • President of the Whole Sixth Grade: Girl Code

    By Sherri Winston
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    Sherri Winston
    Go-getter Brianna Justice is back and on assignment with her local newspaper in the third book in the popular President series!When budding middle school journalist Brianna Justice learns that Yavonka Steele, rising star of the nightly news broadcast, is looking for a mentee for a class project, she's thrilled! That is until she's paired instead with a "boring" reporter from the community news desk.But when she's asked to interview students from a girls' coding program at Price Academy, an inner-city middle school, this suburban girl has no idea what to expect. Will Brianna learn to ignore stereotypes and embrace the world around her?Sherri Winston crafts another winning story in the President series, full of humor, heart, and a deeper examination of stereotypes and how they can throw a wrench in middle school life.

    Pusheen: A Cross-Stitch Kit

    By Claire Belton
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    Claire Belton
    Pusheen is the Internet's favorite chubby tabby who has warmed the hearts of millions with her animated GIFs and comics. For fans of I Am Pusheen the Cat; Pusheen: A Magnetic Kit; and the Pusheen coloring books, this craft kit includes everything you need to create cute embroidered designs of the lazy, lovable feline:* A 32-page mini book with cross-stitching instructions and two easy patterns (perfect for beginners and advanced stitchers alike)* Two 5" x 5" pieces of cotton Aida cloth* A 3-inch embroidery hoop* Two tapestry needles* Four skeins of embroidery thread
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    Powered by Change

    By Jonathan MacDonald
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    Jonathan MacDonald
    When the winds of change blow, some build a wall and others build a windmill In a business environment where change is the only constant, the stark reality is that it has never been harder to see what's happening around us, interpret information efficiently or develop successful strategies. This is down to both the increasing speed of change and the prevalent mindset about change, where change is seen as the enemy. Powered by Change presents a radical new methodology for using change as a fuelling mechanism to generate outstanding business success: the Windmill Theory. Power your business The Windmill Theory enables leaders and organisations to think and act in a way that capitalises on a constantly changing environment. Constructed of four blades working in perpetual harmony with one another, it creates an empowered business that turns the winds of change into business success. Filled with examples and stories from around the world, from global corporates to start-up ventures, Powered by Change delivers some astonishing insights and clear, actionable steps to achieve the ultimate competitive advantage.Use this book to fuel your business for the future.
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  • The Painted Queen

    By Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess
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    Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess
    Egypt, 1912. Amelia Peabody and her dashing archaeologist husband, Radcliffe Emerson, are once again in danger as they search for a priceless, stolen bust of legendary Queen Nefertiti...Arriving in Cairo for another thrilling excavation season, Amelia is relaxing in her elegant hotel suite when a man with knife protruding from his back staggers into her chamber and utters a single word -'Murder' - before collapsing on the floor, dead. It soon becomes apparent that someone has saved Amelia from a would-be assassin-someone who is keeping a careful eye on the intrepid archaeologist. And there can be only one answer: the brilliant master of disguise, Sethos. For Amelia, this excavation season will prove to be unforgettable; one where a brilliant criminal will offer his final challenge . . . and perhaps be unmasked at last.'Think Miss Marple with early feminist gloss crossed with Indiana Jones' The Guardian
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    Playfair Cricket Annual 2018

    By Ian Marshall
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    Ian Marshall
    The 71st edition of the Playfair Cricket Annual is packed with all the information you need to follow the cricket season in 2018. As Joe Root leads England towards his country's 1000th Test this summer, there are comprehensive Test match records and career records, as well as series records with this season's tourists Pakistan and India. County cricket is covered in depth, with biographies of all players registered to the counties at the start of the season, full coverage of last summer's events and a fixture list for all major domestic matches in 2018. New for this year are a register of Ireland's international players, as the country looks forward to its first Test; career records for England players in IT20s; and more space than ever given to women's cricket after England's World Cup triumph under Heather Knight.
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  • Pandora's Boy

    By Lindsey Davis
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    Lindsey Davis
    'Lindsey Davis has seen off all her competitors to become the unassailable market leader in the 'crime in Ancient Rome' genre . . . Davis's squalid, vibrant Rome is as pleasurable as ever' - GuardianPrivate investigator Flavia Albia is always drawn to an intriguing puzzle - even if it is put to her by her new husband's hostile ex-wife.On the Quirinal Hill, a young girl named Clodia has died, apparently poisoned with a love potion. Only one person could have supplied such a thing: a local witch who goes by the name of Pandora, whose trade in herbal beauty products is hiding something far more sinister.The supposedly sweet air of the Quirinal is masking the stench of loose morality, casual betrayal and even gangland conflict and, when a friend of her own is murdered, Albia determines to expose as much of this local sickness as she can - beginning with the truth about Clodia's death.****************Praise for Lindsey Davis and the Flavia Albia series'Davis's prose is a lively joy, and Flavia's Rome is sinister and gloriously real'The Times on Sunday'Davis's books crackle with wit and knowledge . . . She has the happy knack of making the reader feel entirely immersed in Rome'
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    Philip's 2019 Complete Road Atlas Europe

    PHILIP'S: THE BEST-SELLING EUROPE ATLAS RANGE IN THE UK Philip's: the UK's best-selling Europe Atlas range The 300 greatest sights of Europe, plus Europe country-by-country special features 'The clearest and most detailed maps of Europe' David Williams MBE, CEO Gem Motoring Assist Special feature for 2019 'Driving Abroad - a cautionary tale' with dashcam examples Philip's 2019 Complete Road Atlas Europe has: - Special Travel Feature: The top 300 places to visit in Europe - Maps every country in Europe and Western Europe - Main scale super-clear 1:750,000 (12 miles to 1 inch) - Three supplementary scales from 1:250,000 to 1:3M - helps navigation in denser areas - Practical A4 format - easy to use in the car - 50 town and city plans - 31 urban area maps - Scenic routes highlighted - 22-page route planning map section with 1,200 miles to a page - Driving regulations country-by-country on European roads and local roads - Ski resorts feature - Distance chart - Fully indexed In fact, everything you need for your trip to Europe.
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    Philip's 2019 Multiscale Road Atlas Europe

    PHILIP'S: THE BEST-SELLING EUROPE ROAD ATLAS RANGE IN THE UK 'The clearest and most detailed maps of Europe' David Williams MBE, CEO Gem Motoring Assist 'The best of its kind with quick, easy-to-use information' Fleet Week Multiscale mapping - more details where you need it Special feature for 2019 'Driving Abroad - a cautionary tale' with dashcam examples Philip's Multiscale Road Atlas of Europe 2019 has: - Every country in Europe and Western Europe - Practical A4 format and spiral-binding - easy to use in the car - Main scale super-clear 1:750,000 (12 miles to 1 inch) - 22-page route planning map section with 1,200 miles to a page - Three supplementary scales from 1:200,000 to 1:3M - helps navigation in denser areas - 50 town and city plans - 31 urban area maps - Scenic routes highlighted - Driving regulations country-by-country - Ski resorts feature - Distance chart - Fully indexed In fact, everything you need for your trip to Europe.
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    Philip's 2019 Big Road Atlas Europe

    PHILIP'S: THE BEST-SELLING EUROPE ATLAS RANGE IN THE UK 'The clearest and most detailed maps of Europe' David Williams MBE, CEO Gem Motoring Assist 'The best of its kind with quick, easy-to-use information' Fleet Week Multiscale mapping - more detail where you need it Special feature for 2019 'Driving Abroad - a cautionary tale' with dashcam examples Philip's 2019 Big Road Atlas of Europe has: - Every country in Europe and Western Europe - Practical A3 format and spiral binding - more mapping to the page - Main scale super-clear 1:750,000 (12 miles to 1 inch) - 16-page route planning map section with 1,200 miles to a page - Three supplementary scales from 1:200,000 to 1:3M - helps navigation in denser areas - 50 town and city plans - 31 urban area maps - Scenic routes highlighted - Driving regulations country-by-country on European roads and local roads - Ski resorts feature - Distance chart - Fully indexed In fact, everything you need for your trip to Europe.
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  • Philip's 2019 Essential Navigator Britain Flexi

    PHILIP'S NAVIGATOR ROAD ATLASES - THE UK'S BEST-SELLING ROAD ATLASES.'A map that beats all others' The Daily Telegraph'Scale, accuracy and clarity are without parallel' Driving Magazine'No.1 in the UK for clear maps' Independent research surveyThe No.1 Choice of Road Atlas for the serious motorist.Special feature: Truckstop breakfasts - gruesome or gourmet?- Scale: 1.5 miles to 1 inch = 1:100,000 (Northern Scotland: 3 miles to 1 inch = 1:200,000) - Britain's best road mapping in a practical spiral format.- No other road atlas of Britain offers this level of detail and clarity - Super-detailed 6-page route-planning section.- Every street in Britain marked on the maps.- Over 3000 roads named.- 100 indexed town-centre maps plus approaches maps to 12 major urban areas.- Exceptional road detail, from motorways to country lanes, with every junction, roundabout and slip-road shown.- Thousands of individually named farms, houses and hamlets.- 416 pagesAvailable in a durable flexi-bound edition, Philip's Navigator Britain is widely used by professional drivers and the emergency services, including national police training, and is recommended in the motoring press and national newspapers.
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  • Philip's 2019 Navigator Trucker's Britain

    THE UK'S BEST-SELLING ROAD ATLAS.'A map that beats all others' The Daily Telegraph'Scale, accuracy and clarity are without parallel' Driving Magazine'No.1 in the UK for clear maps' Independent research surveyThe No.1 Choice of Road Atlas for the serious motorist.Special feature: Truckstop breakfasts - gruesome or gourmet?- Scale: 1.5 miles to 1 inch = 1:100,000 (Northern Scotland: 3 miles to 1 inch = 1:200,000) - Britain's best road mapping in a practical spiral format.- No other road atlas of Britain offers this level of detail and clarity - Super-detailed 6-page route-planning section.- Over 6,000 bridge heights, nearly 1,500 weight-restricted bridges and over 250 width-restricted bridges.- Every street in Britain marked on the maps.- Over 3000 roads named.- 100 indexed town-centre maps plus approaches maps to 12 major urban areas.- Exceptional road detail, from motorways to country lanes, with every junction, roundabout and slip-road shown.- Thousands of individually named farms, houses and hamlets.- 416 pagesPhilip's Navigator atlases are widely used by professional drivers and the emergency services, including national police training, and is recommended in the motoring press and national newspapers.
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  • The Photographer's Mind Remastered

    By Michael Freeman
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    Michael Freeman
    You've done your research. You've bought your camera. You've learnt how to use it. Now what? The secret behind a good photograph is not your camera. It's not even the scene viewed through the viewfinder. It's the mind of the photographer which turns an average photograph into an exceptional one. In The Photographer's Mind, professional photographer and author Michael Freeman unravels the mystery behind the creation of a photograph and reveals how to capture photos that really make you feel something.The aim of this book is to answer what makes a photograph great, and explore the ways that top photographers achieve this goal time and time again. The Photographer's Mind will provide you with invaluable knowledge on:· Avoiding cliché· The recurring nature of trends· Style and composition· Capturing light· How to handle the unexpected
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    Post-Truth

    By Evan Davis
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    Evan Davis
    'A Malcolm Gladwell-style social psychology/behavioural economics primer' Evening StandardLow-level dishonesty is rife everywhere, in the form of exaggeration, selective use of facts, economy with the truth, careful drafting - from Trump and the Brexit debate to companies that tell us 'your call is important to us'. How did we get to a place where bullshit is not just rife but apparently so effective that it's become the communications strategy of our times? This brilliantly insightful book steps inside the panoply of deception employed in all walks of life and assesses how it has come to this. It sets out the surprising logic which explains why bullshit is both pervasive and persistent. Why are company annual reports often nonsense? Why should you not trust estate agents? And above all, why has political campaigning become the art of stretching the truth? Drawing on behavioural science, economics, psychology and of course his knowledge of the media, Evan ends by providing readers with a tool-kit to handle the kinds of deceptions we encounter every day, and charts a route through the muddy waters of the post-truth age.

    The Power Of Gems And Crystals

    By Soozi Holbeche
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    Soozi Holbeche
    Throughout history, crystals and gemstones have been known to have a powerful effect on people. The Power of Gems and Crystals is for everyone who wants to know more about how to use them. In this intriguing book, Soozi Holbeche reveals the fascinating secrets and mysteries associated with gems and crystals and explains how they can be used to enrich our daily lives.*Discover the special powers of crystals and stones*Learn why certain gems are worn for good luck*Find out how to choose the right stone for you*Experience the rejuvenating properties of crystal power*Learn how to use crystals in healing

    The Physics of Everyday Things

    By James Kakalios
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    James Kakalios
    Most of us are clueless when it comes to the physics that makes our modern world so convenient. What's the simple science behind motion sensors, touch screens and toasters? How do we enter our offices using touch-on passes or find our way to new places using GPS? In The Physics of Everyday Things, James Kakalios takes us on an amazing journey into the subatomic marvels that underlie so much of what we use and take for granted.Breaking down the world of things into a single day, Kakalios engages our curiosity about how our refrigerators keep food cool, how a plane manages to remain airborne, and how our wrist fitness monitors keep track of our steps. Each explanation is coupled with a story revealing the interplay of the astonishing invisible forces that surround us. Through this 'narrative physics' The Physics of Everyday Things demonstrates that - far from the abstractions conjured by terms like the Higgs boson, black holes and gravity waves - sophisticated science is also quite practical. With his signature clarity and inventiveness, Kakalios ignites our imaginations and enthralls us with the principles that make up our lives.
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    Putting the Children First When You Divorce

    By Penelope Leach
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    Penelope Leach
    Using up-to-the-minute research on child welfare and psychology, Penelope Leach, author of the best-selling Your Baby & Child, shows parents why it is crucially important to prioritise children involved in parental separation, and how this can best be done. The reader will discover - often in their own words - what children of different ages are likely to understand and feel about the process, along with ways to help them cope. The book provides help with those difficult decisions about "access"; information about money and legal matters; and suggestions about handovers, holidays, and more.
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