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1921 THE YANKEES, THE GIANTS, AND THE BATTLE FOR BASEBALL IN NEW YORK

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1921 THE YANKEES, THE GIANTSSPATZ, STEINBERG, ALEXANDER
Posted: Sept. 7, 2013


At the dawn of the roaring twenties, baseball was struggling to overcome two of its darkest moments: the death of a player during a Major League game and the revelations of the 1919 Black Sox scandal. At this critical juncture for baseball, two teams emerged to fight for the future of the game. They were also battling for the hearts and minds of New Yorkers as the city rose in dramatic fashion to the pinnacle of the baseball world.
1921 captures this crucial moment in the history of baseball, telling the story of a season that pitted the New York Yankees against their Polo Grounds landlords and hated rivals, John McGraw’s Giants, in the first all–New York Series and resulted in the first American League pennant for the now-storied Yankees’ franchise. Lyle Spatz and Steve Steinberg recreate the drama that featured the charismatic Babe Ruth in his assault on baseball records in the face of McGraw’s disdain for …

GARAGE SALE STALKER

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GARAGE SALE STALKERSUZI WEINERT
Posted: Sept. 7, 2013


Jennifer Shannon lives in secure, affluent McLean, Virginia, where she stumbles into danger lurking in places she thought absolutely safe. Her passion for weekend treasure hunting at local garage and estate sales pulls her into a twisted world of crime, child abuse and murder. Forced to match wits with a protagonist hell-bent on revenge, her family's safety and her own desperate situation hinge on her intelligence and resourcefulness. Nothing prepares her for the ultimate discovery, producing a startling climax.



HUBBY'S REVIEW:

Really enjoyed this story about a mom who goes garge saleing every weekend while her family sleeps. She notices that robberies around the area are from were she went yard selling. She take her thoughts to the police and finds someone who will listen to her but still does not think much of it as a lead. He goes with her one weekend and starts coming around to her way of thinking. The book also gives you …

Respect Yourself

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RESPECT YOURSELFROBERT GORDON
Posted: Sept. 7, 2013

The story of Stax Records unfolds like a Greek tragedy. A white brother and sister build a monument to racial harmony in blighted south Memphis during the civil rights movement. Their success soon pits the siblings against each other, and the brother abandons his sister for a visionary African-American partner. Under integrated leadership, Stax explodes as a national player until, Icarus-like, the heights they achieve result in their tragic demise. They fall, losing everything, and the sanctuary they created is torn to the ground. A generation later, Stax is rebuilt brick by brick and is once again transforming disenfranchised youth into stellar young musicians.

Set in the world of 1960s and ‘70s soul music, Respect Yourself is a character-driven story of racial integration, and then of black power and economic independence. It’s about music and musicians—Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, and Booker T. and the M.G.’s, Sta…

SUTTON PLACE

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SUTTON PLACELOUISE GAYLORD
Posted: Sept. 7, 2013

Just When Things Seem to be Going So Well…

…a horrific incident from Julia Fairchild’s past —one she thought had been buried long ago —comes
charging back into her life. Then a promising romantic weekend goes bad, which makes staying at
Sutton Place more than Julia can handle. So she flees her home, her family…her life. But apparently,
she can’t go far enough.

The Fairchilds were a happy family of wealthy New York stock, with two loving daughters. Until the
secrets started to surface.

The first secret was revealed when Julia was told the truth about her father. Her reaction to the
revelation sent her spinning out of control.

The second secret concerned the parentage of Julia’s sister, Ariel. How Ariel responded to the
revelation astounded the rest of the family.

Now Julia is building a superb reputation at one of New York’s finest hospitals. The future looks bright until a romantic weekend turns into a disaster. Fleeing home and family, she m…

UGLY DUCKLINGS FINISH FIRST

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UGLY DUCKLINGS FINISH FIRSTSTACY GAIL
Posted: Sept. 7, 2013

Metal Mouth. Queen Geek. Dr. Payton Pruitt heard it all growing up. But she's over it, and attending her ten-year high school reunion is the perfect way to prove it to herself. Even if there's only one person she's interested in seeing in Bitterthorn, Texas: Wiley Sharpe.

Now a respected lawyer, Wiley didn't live down to the label Most Likely to Be Slapped with a Paternity Suit. But recent acts of vandalism suggest someone still sees him as a heart breaker, and the reunion seems a likely place to find the culprit. Instead, Wiley comes face-to-face with his old pal Payton—and is wowed not only by her transformation into a ravishing swan, but by the connection they still share.

Payton is pleased the playboy she used to tutor has grown into an honorable man, but she's too smart to fall for a guy with roots in a place she couldn't wait to leave. But while Payton is an academic genius, Wiley is the one with th…