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TALKIN' SPORTS WITH PAT 7:30-8:00 p.m. PST TONIGHT~~LIVE~~ COME ON BY~~

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Talkin’ SportsWith Pat
1.)  The Clippers have a new owner finally.  So now maybe that team will start winning.  Good to see.

2.)  The Browns have decided to start Hoyer over Johnny football, probably a good idea for the time being.


3.)  Even though she lost the other night she still packed the stadium over 35,000 for a little league World Series game.  More people than most Pro Games.  She is still first female to throw a shut-out in Little League World Series history.

PERSONAL (JACK REACHER #19)

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PERSONAL (JACK REACHER #19)LEE CHILD
Posted:  Aug. 21, 2014

Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he's a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president.

Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him.

This new heartstopping, nailbiting book in Lee Child's number-one bestselling series takes Reacher across the Atlantic to Paris - and then to London. The stakes have never been higher - because this time, it's personal.
HUBBY'S REVIEW:This book I found to be a slow read and I have read just about all of the Jack Reacher, books. I enjoy the character and there are moments in the story that you get the Reacher that is in those books, but I found a lot of it to be just kind of mundane. He is called in again by a friend from the military to look for a sniper that he once arrested. He is also put with someone who has no field experien…

The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams

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THE KIDBEN BRADLEE JR.
Posted:  Aug. 21, 2014

From the catalog: At long last, the epic biography Ted Williams deserves – and that his fans have been waiting for. Ted Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. This Red Sox legend's batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since, and no player who has hit over 500 home runs has a higher career batting average. Those totals would have been even higher if Williams had not left baseball for nearly five years in the prime of his career to serve as a Marine pilot in World War II and Korea. He hit home runs as far as or farther than any player before him – and traveled a long way himself, as Ben Bradlee, Jr.'s, grand biography reveals. Born in 1918 in San Diego, Ted would spend most of his life disguising his Mexican heritage. During his 22 years with the Boston Red Sox, Williams electrified crowds across American–and shocked them, too: His notorious clashes with the press and fans threatened his reputation. Yet while…

THE HUNTER

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THE HUNTERRICHARD STARK
Posted:  Aug. 21, 2014

In The Hunter, the first volume in the series, Parker roars into New York City, seeking revenge on the woman who betrayed him and on the man who took his money, stealing and scamming his way to redemption.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
This book is a reissue and I must say I am glad I took the time to read it. Though I do know of a couple of movies based on this book or from this series. This character Parker is fantastic, he says just what needs to be said nothing more and he is a little grittier than what was made out in the movies I saw. The writing is great and though the book was first written in the early 60s for me it still worked for me. That was not a problem that is when you know that you have come across a good author and story teller. I also did not have a problem with the violence in the book it is about a criminal and he is going after criminals who took from him, he is wanting to make things right and the way he goes about it is not goi…

THE NOVEMBER MAN

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THE NOVEMBER MANBILL GRANGER
Posted:  Aug. 21, 2014

In Scotland to prevent a memored assassination, an American agent fights terrorists, traitors, and Russian agents.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
November Man is a reissue of a book from 1986 that I was surprised that I had never read. It would have been something from that time frame that I would have been interested in. any way this story is manly back in the cold war time frame when Russia, Britain, and us were going at it spy wise. The very beginnings of China, but mostly the three of us. The story starts off with a man who is the department head and like all people his area is coming under budget cuts, but at the same time he is noticing a change in policy from a new person put in charge who is saying there is no longer a need for people since satellites and computers. All you need is a few people to factor data. The time for change and that time is now. This man who had been working for the agency has entire adult life knew that there was mo…

NFL FOOTBALL

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NFL FOOTBALLRICHARD C. CREPEAU
Posted:  Aug. 21, 2014

This wide-ranging history synthesizes scholarship and media sources to give the reader an inside view of the television contracts, labor issues, and other off-the-field forces that shaped the National Football League. Historian Richard Crepeau shows how Commissioner Pete Rozelle's steady leadership guided the league's explosive growth during the era ofMonday Night Football and the Super Bowl's transformation into a mid-winter spectacle. Crepeau also delves into the league's masterful exploitation of media from radio to the internet, its ability to get taxpayers to subsidize team stadiums, and its success in delivering an outlet for experiencing vicarious violence to a public uneasy over the changing rules of masculinity.

Probing and learned, NFL Football tells an epic American success story peopled by larger-than-life figures and driven by ambition, money, sweat, and dizzying social and technological changes.
HUBBY'…

UNDERTOW

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UNDERTOWS. M. STELMACK
Posted:  Aug. 21, 2014

Lindsay Sterling’s niece has gone missing in the New York underground and the cops do nothing except pass along a name. Jack Cole. Twenty years ago they were good buddies but horrors have changed them both. Lindsay lost her entire family except for her niece in a car accident, and Jack was held captive in New York’s underbelly for nearly two years by demented sub-humans. It was a soul-sucking experience that’s left him a shell of a man. He refuses to descend into that hell again, especially for a girl who’s probably dead anyway. But when Lindsay is nearly killed there after going it alone, Jack feels compelled to save her skin. Jack navigates Lindsay through a strange territory, populated with the eccentric, the insane and the desperate. Each encounter takes them closer to Lindsay’s niece but also closer into the clutches of the mad creatures that will enslave them.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
Undertow, is a story that takes place below New York City…

SEAL TEAM SIX: HUNT THE FALCON

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SEAL TEAM SIX: HUNT THE FALCONDON MANN
Posted:  Aug. 21, 2014

SEAL Team Six and Thomas Crocker are back hunting their most elusive adversary yet: The Falcon.

SEAL Team Six operative Thomas Crocker is no stranger to missions of the highest national importance and the gravest danger. But this time, the mission hits close to home. The Iranian terrorist he and his squad are chasing is the same man who kidnapped his wife months before-the Falcon, who has been stealing Libyan nuclear material and is laying plans for a devastating attack against America. The hunt takes the team from Bangkok to Caracas in hot pursuit of the Falcon and his forces.
Meanwhile, Corcker's estranged father--a former firefighter and hell-raiser who was kicked out of the Nacy as a young seaman--reappears, forcing Crocker to acknowledge his life outside the shadows of SEAL operations. Doing so isn't easy when duty calls over three hundred days of the year, and when it's this essential to take an enemy down.
Hu…

THE BUTCHER

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THE BUTCHERJENNIFER HILLIER
Posted:  Aug. 21, 2014

From the author of the acclaimed suspense novels Creep and Freak and whom Jeffery Deaver has praised as a "top of the line thriller writer," The Butcher is a high-octane novel about lethal secrets that refuse to die—until they kill again.

A rash of grisly serial murders plagued Seattle until the infamous "Beacon Hill Butcher" was finally hunted down and killed by police chief Edward Shank in 1985. Now, some thirty years later, Shank, retired and widowed, is giving up his large rambling Victorian house to his grandson Matt, whom he helped raise.

Settling back into his childhood home and doing some renovations in the backyard to make the house feel like his own, Matt, a young up-and-coming chef and restaurateur, stumbles upon a locked crate he’s never seen before. Curious, he picks the padlock and makes a discovery so gruesome it will forever haunt him… Faced with this deep dark family secret, Matt must decide whether t…

MEAN STREAK

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MEAN STREAKSANDRA BROWN
Posted:  Aug. 21, 2014

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her.

While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name. She's determined to escape him, and willing to take any risks necessary to survive. 

Unexpectedly, however, the two have a dangerous encounter with people who adhere to a code of justice all their own. At the center of the dispute is a desperate young woman whom Emory can't turn her back on, even if it means breaking the law.

As her husband's deception is revealed, and the FBI closes in on…

INTO THE DARK WATER

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INTO THE DARK WATERJOHN J. DOMAGALSKI
Posted:  Aug. 21, 2014

Main Selection of the Military Book Club Made famous by her final commanding officer, John F. Kennedy, PT-109 is one of the most celebrated warships in American history. However, a full chronicle of PT-109 s wartime story has heretofore been lacking. Behind the familiar account of the future president and the boat s violent demise is the little-known record under two previous officers during the swirling battles around Guadalcanal.In these mainly nocturnal fights, when the Japanese navy was at its apex, America s small, fast-boat flotillas would sally out to probe enemy strength, vying with enemy destroyers, who were similarly roaming the waters and able to blast a PT-boat out of the water if main armament could be brought to bear. It was constant hit-and-run and dodging between searchlights across Iron Bottom Sound, as the PT-boats darted in among the enemy fleet, like a barroom brawl with the lights turned out. Bryant Larso…

KEEPERS OF THE FLAME: NFL FILMS AND THE RISE OF SPORTS MEDIA

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KEEPERS OF THE FLAMETRAVIS VOGAN
Posted:  Aug. 21, 2014

NFL Films changed the way Americans view football. Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Mediatraces the subsidiary's development from a small independent film production company to the marketing machine that Sports Illustrated named "perhaps the most effective propaganda organ in the history of corporate America."

Drawing on research at the NFL Films Archive and the Pro Football Hall of Fame and interviews with media pioneer Steve Sabol and others, Travis Vogan shows how NFL Films has constructed a consistent, romanticized, and remarkably visible mythology for the National Football League. The company packages football as a visceral and dramatic sequence of violent, beautiful, graceful, and heroic gridiron battles. Historically proven formulas for presentation--such as the dramatic voiceovers once provided by John Facenda's baritone, the soaring scores of Sam Spence's rousing background music…

SANCTUARY

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SANCTUARYGARY SVEE
Posted:  Aug. 21, 2014

Gary Svee's Spur Award-winning novel of a town caught at the edge of hell -- and the lone man who came to set things right. There was much to fear in Sanctuary, Montana. Small, poor, and brutal, it was a place people fought to leave, not one they sought out. Most men tasted the bitter bile of the place and moved on -- until one day, one man came to stay.

He arrived by train -- a tall, slim man in a dark suit and a preacher's collar. But this preacher was no angel of mercy. He drank whiskey, gambled, and faced down hard men in the street, wielding his belt like a whip of righteousness. And his dark eyes seemed to seek the secrets in the townspeople's souls -- their hidden desires, their vilest thoughts and most shameful acts. He would soon know everything, for he was the dark form of both unholy vengeance and blessed salvation. He was Mordecai....
And God help those who would stand against him.
HUBBY'S REVIEW:This is a reissue of th…

NO EASY DAY: OSAMA BIN LADEN

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NO EASY DAY: OSAMA BIN LADEN  MARK OWEN
Posted:  Aug. 21, 2014

For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moment

From the streets of Iraq to the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean, and from the mountaintops of Afghanistan to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden's compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group--commonly known as SEAL Team Six--has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines.

No Easy Day puts readers alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the twenty-four-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives. The blow-by-blow narrative of the assault, beginning with the helicopter crash that could have ended Owen's life straight through to the radio call confirming Bin L…

GEORGE BENSON

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GEORGE BENSONGEORGE BENSON, ALAN GOLDSHER
Posted:  Aug. 21, 2014

Over the span of his illustrious five-decade career, George Benson has sold millions of records, performed for hundreds of millions of fans, and cut some of the most beloved jazz and soul tunes in music history. But the guitarist/vocalist is much more than "This Masquerade," "On Broadway," "Turn Your Love Around," and "Give Me the Night." Benson is a flat-out inspiration, a multitalented artist who survived an impoverished childhood and molded himself into the first true—and truly successful—jazz/soul crossover artist. And now, on the heels of receiving the prestigious NEW Jazz Masters award, George has finally decided to tell his story. And what a story it is.

Benson: The Autobiography follows George's remarkable rise from the ghettos of Pittsburgh to the stages of South Africa, and everywhere in between. George Benson is an unparalleled storyteller, and his tales of scuffling o…

HUNT THE SCORPION

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HUNT THE SCORPIONDON MANN
Posted:  Aug. 21, 2014

Thomas Crocker and SEAL Team Six are back for another adrenaline packed adventure from former SEAL commando Don Mann.

When a nuclear device goes missing, and surfaces in the clutches of known terrorists, the United States calls on its most prized anti-terrorism force: Navy SEAL Team Six . Thomas Crocker and his squad from HUNT THE WOLF are called into action, protecting the world from terrorist threats. 

With the same real life insight and pulse pounding action he brought to INSIDE SEAL TEAM SIX and HUNT THE WOLF, Don Mann takes readers inside the most elite combat unit on the planet and on an action-packed ride that is sure to appeal to fans of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor.
HUBBY'S REVIEW:This is the second book in the series and I found this story to be more focused and by the time you get half way through with it you almost forget what had happen in the beginning. They do start off running a marathon in the Sahara desert they don’t fini…

HUNT THE WOLF

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HUNT THE WOLFDON MANN
Posted:  Aug. 21, 2014

Navy SEAL Team Six commando Don Mann infuses his debut military thriller with the real-life details only a true insider can reveal.

In the midst of a grueling training exercise, Thomas Crocker, USN, unearths a pocket of terrorism that leads straight from the slopes of K2 to the cities of Europe and the Middle East. Crocker and his team, who are trained for the most intense kinds of combat in the most extreme environments, must blaze through a perilous web of terrorist cells to track down a ruthless sheikh who is running an international kidnapping ring before his captives pay the ultimate price.

HUNT THE WOLF is an adrenaline-packed novel sure to appeal to fans of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor, featuring the world’s most elite soldiers and based on the experiences of renowned SEAL Team Six commando Don Mann.
HUBBY'S REVIEW:
I am reading these books out of order, I started with the most recent one first and now I have gone back to read the other …

THE SOLDIER'S E-MAIL ORDER BRIDE

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THE SOLDIER'S E-MAIL ORDER BRIDECORA SETON
Posted:  Aug. 21, 2014

Staff Sergeant Austin Hall has a brilliant record in the Special Forces—except for one disastrous decision that cost his best friend’s life. Now he’s heading home to Chance Creek, Montana, where he’d like to spend the rest of his days in the obscurity of his family’s ranch. Too bad Great Aunt Heloise won’t hand the ranch over unless all four of the Hall brothers marry and one of them produces an heir within the year. Austin is too broken to marry for love, so he places an online ad for a fake wife. What could possibly go wrong?

Ella needs to leave Hollywood—fast. It’s bad enough another actress stole her fiancĂ©—on national television. Now she’s ruined her comeback by decking her ex on a morning talk show. Pursued by paparazzi, Ella needs a new life, a new name and someplace to hide. When she reads Austin’s ad for a stand-in wife, she knows she can act this part perfectly. To the rest of the residents of Chance Creek, …

THE NAVY SEAL'S E-MAIL ORDER BRIDE

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THE NAVY SEAL'S E-MAIL ORDER BRIDECORA SETON
Posted:  Aug. 21, 2014

Mason Hall, Navy SEAL, knows all about difficult assignments, but his current mission is one for the record books. Not only must he find a wife—and get her pregnant—or forfeit the ranch his family has prized for generations, he must also convince his three brothers to marry, too—before the year is up. Who knew one city girl and three wayward brothers could put up such a fight?

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
This is the first of a four book series about four brothers who are all in the service each in a different branch. They are given an opportunity to go back to the ranch they grew up on until their father died and his brother their uncle took over the ranch and their mother moved them from Montana to Florida. Now their great Aunt has control over the ranch because the uncle has passed away and ran the ranch into the ground. This ranch has been in their family for over a 100 years and she wants to keep it going for another 100…

A MATCH MADE IN TEXAS

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A MATCH MADE IN TEXASKATIE LANE
Posted:  Aug. 21, 2014

A Match Made in Texas is the sixth book in Katie Lane's bestselling, witty and sexy Deep in the Heart of Texas series.

Living with four over-protective brothers is enough to make a good girl go bad. But the day Brianne Cates hits the road for a taste of freedom, she gets more trouble than she bargained for when she's arrested by a sexy sheriff in mirrored shades. Now doing a stint of community service, she's not going to let a cowboy cop like Dusty Hicks mess with her newfound independence-even if he awakens every wicked fantasy she's ever had. 

In Bramble, Texas, Dusty is the law. That means no leniency for the gorgeous rebel whose highway antics almost got them both killed. The divorced lawman doesn't need another rich, pampered princess, even if Brianne has the lushest body and sweetest smile in the whole darn state. But even as Brianne proves that she lives to walk on the wild side, Dusty begins to wonder if m…

US MARINE CORP FIGHTER SQUADRONS OF WWII

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FIGHTER SQUADRONS OF WWIIBARRETT TILLMAN
Posted:  Aug. 21, 2014

The classic 1951 movie Flying Leathernecks starring John Wayne immortalized the USMC pilots who had fought in the skies over Guadalcanal and the Solomons. 

The US Marine Corps has a long and proud heritage of aviation excellence, celebrating its centenary in 2012. While "flying leathernecks" made their mark in both world wars, Korea, Vietnam and more recently throughout the global war on terrorism, it was during World War II that they captured the hearts and minds of the public with their daring exploits. This is the first book to detail the legendary actions of famous fighter aces such as Medal of Honor winner John L Smith, Greg "Pappy" Boyinton, Marion Carl, Joe Foss, and many more. Barrett Tillman combines expert research into the history and organization of the Marine Fighter Squadrons with dramatic accounts of deadly dogfights.
HUBBY'S REVIEW:This book is just like what the title says, the author…

SHOULD'VE BEEN HOME YESTERDAY

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SHOULD'VE BEEN HOME YESTERDAYINEZ KELLY
Posted:  Aug. 21, 2014

Book three of Country Roads

Thirteen years ago, Webb Hawkins and Clay McCreedy were best friends, more like brothers than business partners. Determined to push Hawkins Hardwood into the future, their lives were intertwined on every level. Until Webb came home and realized little Molly McCreedy had grown up.

Stay away from my baby sister. It was the one thing Clay had asked of Webb, but it was a promise Webb couldn't keep, and his actions did more than ruin their friendship—it changed everything. Now Clay is dead, Molly is pregnant after a night of memories and alcohol, and a guilt-ridden Webb needs to put things right.

As what begins as a marriage in name only slowly grows to include the love Webb and Molly have always kept carefully buried, a series of fires erupts across Black Cherry Canyon. And an infamous eco-terrorist sets his sights on Molly—the ultimate pawn in his vendetta against Hawkins Hardwood. To save one,…