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Mind Warrior

by Dr Haha Lung Christopher B Prowant

From Dr. Haha Lung, the master of mental manipulation, come these ancient mind-control techniques to overcome any foe!The true secret to vanquishing your enemies--whether on the battlefield, in the conference room, or even in a barroom brawl--is truly knowing and understanding both yourself and your foe. Once again the elusive Dr. Haha Lung is your master, delving deeply into the historical, psychological, spiritual, and mystical elements of ancient Far Eastern teachings to present the essential tools and skills you need to control any dangerous situation, including:* Sun-Tzu's Art of Kaimen: Breaking down the "gates of the mind"* The Nine Ways of the Ronin: Ancient techniques from Musashi, Japan's greatest swordsman * Arts of Espionage: Applying the secrets of the ancient spy-masters* The Seven Ways of Learning: Devious methods for manipulating your enemy's perception* The Seven Spirits: Understanding--and exploiting--personality flawsBE ADVISED: Mind Slayers! is for academic study ONLY.Dr. Haha Lung is the author of more than a dozen books on martial arts, including Mind Penetration, Mind Fist, The Nine Halls of Death, Assassin!, Mind Manipulation, Knights of Darkness, Mind Control: The Ancient Art of Psychological Warfare, The Lost Fighting Arts of Vietnam, and with co-author Christopher B. Prowant, Mind Assassins, Ninja Shadowland, and Mental Dominance.

Troutsmith

by Kevin Searock

Whether standing in a quiet Wisconsin creek, by a high-country lake in Wyoming, or on the grassy margins of England's hallowed chalkstreams, Kevin Searock believes anglers are driven by a vision: "There are things on this good Earth that only the angler sees, and one of them is the breathless beauty of a trout emerging from a river. " Here, in this evocative collection of fishing essays, he takes readers under the surface of this ancient sport, casting a spell of water-magic. Although trout are central to many of the stories, bluegills, bass, and other warm-water fish also grace these pages. Telling stories in thoughtful prose, Searock writes about fly-tying, collecting fishing literature, journaling, and traveling in a way that makesTroutsmitha rich and varied meditation on fishing and the outdoors.

A Canyon Voyage: The Story of John Wesley Powell and the Charting of the Grand Canyon

by Frederick Dellenbaugh

In 1871, seventeen-year-old Frederick Dellenbaugh began a great adventure when he joined Major John Wesley Powell and a crew of scientists on Powell's second exploration trip down the Colorado River and into the Grand Canyon. These were the last great stretches of land and river still unknown in the continental United States. Powell, Dellenbaugh, and the rest of the group spent years exploring the Grand Canyon country, noting its geologic features, and observing its Native Americans inhabitants A Canyon Voyage chronicles this historic expedition, and provides a detailed account of Powell and Dellenbaugh’s historic journey. Through his account the reader can pass through the rapid currents of the Green and Colorado Rivers; climb the crags of the Grand Canyon; trade with the original Native American inhabitants of the Southwest; and witness the picturesque flora and fauna of the area. Brimming with vivid imagery and unbridled adventure, A Canyon Voyage is a perfect read for every armchair adventurer.

LIFE Chicago Cubs: Champions at Last

by The Editors of Life

Celebrate the Chicago Cubs' historic 2016 World Series championship with this beautifully illustrated 96-page special edition of Life. Through a masterfully-written narrative and unforgettable images explore the long history of the Cubs and the team's emotional intersection with America and larger cultural and political forces. And see how this year's league-leading team lifted sports' most enduring curse in dramatic and thrilling fashion.SPECIAL FEATURES: George F. Will on Wrigley Field, Steve Rushin on eternal Cubhood, Cait Murphy on the 1908 Cub Champions.

Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms and Their Values

by Norm Flayderman

Over 450,000 copies sold and in circulation! Here's why: Identification: Over 4,000 antique American firearm models and variants extensively described with all marks and specifications necessary for quick identification. Values: Over 4,000 individually priced firearms. Full information on how to assess values based on demand, rarity and conditions. Illustrations: Over 1,700 large scale photographs accompany model descriptions for convenient identification. Quick Reference: An easily-understood organization, a standardized numbering system, extensive cross referencing and a comprehensive index all aid in making this book a must reference for every gun enthusiast. Firearms History: Histories of the makers with dates and locations of manufacture and quantities manufactured. Trends in Collecting: A review of the ever-changing collecting and buying patterns which have resulted in a volatile present-day collecting market.

Gun Digest Book of Glock 2nd Edition

by Patrick Sweeney

Glock is a popular pick - an estimated 2.5 million people from 100 countries own one.The Gun Digest Book of the Glock, 2nd Edition, expands on the success of the first book with many new photos and hard-to-find data.The Glock's dynamic presence in the military and law enforcement circles around the world, including 65 percent of the U.S. law enforcement agencies, speaks to its innovative design and durability.This new edition also delivers the reliable and detailed model and production data you look for in a good gun guide, along with the extensive equipment guide with the newest models, plus step-by-step illustrations demonstrating ways to maintain and accessorize your Glock.

The Gun Digest Book of the 1911, Volume 2

by Patrick Sweeney Sweeney Patrick

Fans of the 1911, Look Inside For...Up-to-date information on the greatest pistol ever designedTests and reviews covering:PerformanceAccuracyDurability

Gunsmithing - Pistols and Revolvers

by Patrick Sweeney Sweeney Patrick

Whether you're a professional gunsmith or just an interested do-it-yourselfer, you'll find what you need to keep your favorite pistols and revolvers perking in this revised 3rd Edition of Gunsmithing Pistols and Revolvers.From basic disassembly and maintenance to more complex repair and customization techniques, master gunsmith Pat Sweeney explains in clear text and detailed photos how to get the very most out of your pistol or revolver. Whether you're wondering how to mount a front or rear sight, replace a cylinder, give your gun a thorough cleaning or perform any one of a hundred other essential procedures, you'll find it in this revised edition of Gunsmithing Pistols and Revolvers.It's All Here:Hundreds of close-up photosPerformance tips, tricks and techniquesSpecial sections on the 1911, the Makarov, the vZ-52 and the Springfield XDAnd much more! Gunsmithing mistakes can be expensive. Protect your investment--with Gunsmithing Pistols and Revolvers!

Fenway Park

by John Powers Ron Driscoll

Fenway Park. The name evokes a team and a sport that have become more synonymous with a cityOCOs identity than any stadium or arena in the country. aSince opening in the same week of 1912 that the Titanic sank, the parkOCOs instantly recognizable confines have seen some of the most dramatic happenings in baseball history, including Carlton FiskOCOs OC Is it fair?OCO home run in the 1975 World Series and Ted WilliamsOCOs perfectly scripted long ball in his final at-bat. For 100 years, the Fenway faithful have been tested. They have known triumph and heartbreak, miracles and cursesOCowell, one curse in particularOCoto such a degree that an entire nation of fans heaved a collective sigh of relief when Dave Roberts stole a base by a fingertip in 2004, triggering the most amazing comeback in the gameOCOs annals. aTo sit and watch a game at Fenway is to recognize that the pitcher is standing on the same mound where Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, and Babe Ruth pitched, that a hitter is in the same batterOCOs box where Ty Cobb and Hank Aaron and Shoeless Joe Jackson dug in to take their swings. This is a ballpark that has embraced its odd construction quirks, including the bizarre triangle out in center field and the Green Monster that looms above the left fielder, and todayOCofor better and for worseOCoit remains largely unchanged from the day it opened. In its long history, Fenway has hosted football, hockey, soccer, boxing, and so much more. It has provided a backdrop to hundreds of historic events having nothing to do with sports, including concerts, religious gatherings, and political rallies. It was the site of Franklin Delano RooseveltOCOs final campaign address, as well as visits by music luminaries from Stevie Wonder to Bruce Springsteen to the Rolling Stones. aThrough it all, the Boston Globe has been the consistent, respected chronicler of every important moment in park history. In fact, the newspaper played a remarkable role in FenwayOCOs creation and evolution: the Taylor familyOCofounders and longtime owners of the GlobeOCoowned the ballclub in 1912, helped finance the new stadium, and renamed the team the OC Red SoxOCO. It is the GlobeOCOs insider perspective, combined with more than a century of exemplary journalism, that makes this book the definitive narrative history of both park and team, and a centennial collectorsOCO item unlike any other. Its pages offer a level of detail that is unmatched, with exceptional writing and hundreds of rarely seen photographs and illustrations. This is Fenway Park, the complete story, unfiltered and expertly told. "

A Great Game: The Forgotten Leafs & the Rise of Professional Hockey

by Stephen J. Harper

Drawing on extensive archival records and illustrations, histories of the sport, and newspaper files, Canada's Prime Minister delves into the fascinating early years of ice hockey.In the tumultuous beginnings of hockey, the fights were as much off the ice as on it. This engaging new book is about the hockey heroes and hard-boiled businessmen who built the game, and the rise and fall of legendary teams pursuing the Stanley Cup. With a historian's perspective and fan's passion, Stephen Harper presents a riveting and often-surprising portrait, capturing everything from the physical contests on the rinks to the battles behind the scenes.Stephen Harper shows that many things have stayed the same. Rough play, fervent hometown loyalties, owner-player contract disputes, dubious news coverage, and big money were issues from the get-go. Most important in these early years was the question: Was hockey to be a game of obsessed amateurs playing for the love of the sport, or was it a game for paid professionals who would give fans what they wanted? Who should be responsible for the sport--including its bouts of violence--both on and off the ice.A century ago, rinks could melt, and by halftime the blades screwed to the players' shoes could be sinking in mud. It was during this time that the unsuccessful Toronto Professionals of 1908 and the victorious Toronto Blue Shirts of 1914 battled for the city's very first Stanley Cup. Against the fanatical opposition of amateur hockey leaders, these "forgotten Leafs" would lay the groundwork for the world's most profitable hockey franchise.In paying tribute to these hockey pioneers and the contagious loyalty of their fans, Harper resurrects the history of hockey's first decades. Lavishly illustrated with photographs of the game's greatest arenas and earliest star players, this entertaining and original book will captivate you from start to finish.

A Great Game

by Stephen J. Harper

Drawing on extensive archival records and illustrations, histories of the sport, and newspaper files, Canadae(tm)s Prime Minister delves into the fascinating early years of ice hockey. In the tumultuous beginnings of hockey, the fights were as much off the ice as on it. This engaging new book is about the hockey heroes and hard-boiled businessmen who built the game, and the rise and fall of legendary teams pursuing the Stanley Cup. With a historiane(tm)s perspective and fane(tm)s passion, Stephen Harper presents a riveting and often-surprising portrait, capturing everything from the physical contests on the rinks to the battles behind the scenes. Stephen Harper shows that many things have stayed the same. Rough play, fervent hometown loyalties, owner-player contract disputes, dubious news coverage, and big money were issues from the get-go. Most important in these early years was the question: Was hockey to be a game of obsessed amateurs playing for the love of the sport, or was it a game for paid professionals who would give fans what they wanted? Who should be responsible for the sporte"including its bouts of violencee"both on and off the ice. A century ago, rinks could melt, and by halftime the blades screwed to the playerse(tm) shoes could be sinking in mud. It was during this time that the unsuccessful Toronto Professionals of 1908 and the victorious Toronto Blue Shirts of 1914 battled for the citye(tm)s very first Stanley Cup. Against the fanatical opposition of amateur hockey leaders, these eoeforgotten Leafse would lay the groundwork for the worlde(tm)s most profitable hockey franchise. In paying tribute to these hockey pioneers and the contagious loyalty of their fans, Harper resurrects the history of hockeye(tm)s first decades. Lavishly illustrated with photographs of the gamee(tm)s greatest arenas and earliest star players, this entertaining and original book will captivate you from start to finish.

Camping and Woodcraft: A Handbook for Vacation Campers and Travelers in the Woods

by David Nash Horace Kephart

Originally published in 1906, Horace Kephart’s Camping and Woodcraft: A Handbook for Vacation Campers and Travelers in the Woods stands over a century later as a classic in outdoors writing. Praised by Field & Stream as “an encyclopedia of living in the open,” it provides expertly detailed answers to hundreds of practical problems that arise on every outing in the great outdoors. Within Camping and Woodcraft, you’ll find tips on:• Catching and cooking game with minimal effort• Practical provisions to bring• Navigating unfamiliar trails and terrains• Setting up camp• Useful woodsmanship and marksmanship skills to learn• And dozens moreDelivering instructional, timeless wisdom, Camping and Woodcraft in the shelf and in the backpack of every camper, hiker, and outdoor aficionado.

Before the Ivy: The Cubs' Golden Age in Pre-Wrigley Chicago

by Laurent Pernot

All Cub fans know from heartbreak and curse-toting goats. Fewer know that, prior to moving to the north side in 1916, the team fielded powerhouse nines that regularly claimed the pennant. Before the Ivy offers a grandstand seat to a golden age: * BEHOLD the 1871 team as it plays for the title in nine different borrowed uniforms after losing everything in the Great Chicago Fire * ATTEND West Side Grounds at Polk and Wolcott with its barbershop quartet * MARVEL as superstar Cap Anson hits .399, makes extra cash running a ballpark ice rink, and strikes out as an elected official * WONDER at experiments with square bats and corked balls, the scandal of Sunday games and pre-game booze-ups, the brazen spitters and park dimensions changed to foil Ty Cobb * THRILL to the poetic double-play combo of Tinker, Evers, and Chance even as they throw tantrums at umpires and punches at each other Rich with Hall of Fame personalities and oddball stories, Before the Ivy opens a door to Chicago's own field of dreams and serves as every Cub fan's guide to a time when thoughts of "next year" filled rival teams with dread.

Hockey Night In Canada

by Michael Mckinley

Hockey Night in Canada has reached a great age (and for television, practically an immortal one) because it made itself into something that Canada couldn't live without. It is this surge of emotion that connected us all each week, and which connects us through the years to now. Hockey Night in Canada didn't just aim a camera at a game and observe what happened-it actively gave the country a prism through which it could see itself and its evolving diversity. We look where the eye of Hockey Night in Canada looks, and it looks at us. We remember what it remembers. We feel what it feels. That is the dynamic that has made the show much more than a long-lived TV success; it is a cultural juggernaut. Ask fans where they saw their first hockey game, and chances are it was on Hockey Night in Canada. Ask the players-male or female-what first got them into the rink, and the answer will be the same: they wanted to be like the players on Hockey Night in Canada.

Do It Yourself Bushcraft: A Book of the Big Outdoors

by Daniel Beard

Boy Scouts co-founder and avid outdoorsman "Uncle Dan" Beard provides a clear, enthusiastic introduction to the joys of camping, trapping, and outdoor survival. Originally published nearly a century ago, this engagingly written and charmingly illustrated guide provides an atmospheric reminder of a simpler time. Filled with timeless wisdom on conversing with nature, the book also constitutes a source of practical tips, offering advice on fishing, canoeing, and other aspects of outdoor life. Fishing-related instruction includes information on how to catch minnows, how to make a dip net, fly fishing, bait casting, and much more. Readers can learn how to stalk, to photograph, and even to capture wild animals with their bare hands. They'll also discover how to build a canvas canoe and a dugout canoe, how to make a portage, how to handle a canoe, how to row a boat, and the names of all the parts of boats. This ageless volume will prove a helpful companion to hunters, fishermen, campers, backpackers, Scouts, and anyone who enjoys outdoor recreation and the thrill of bushcraft.

American Pistol Shooting

by William D. Frazer

The ultimate book for the gun enthusiast and the historian alike, American Pistol Shooting is a textbook of old-world techniques for successful shooting. The author Major William D. Frazer was an incredibly accomplished marksman in his day, earning the US Army's Distinguished Marksman badge in 1922. Almost entirely self taught, Frazer knew that the world needed a comprehensive book on pistol shooting technique, and he was the man to write that book. Brilliantly detailed with sections on caring for your pistols, trigger control, defensive shooting and quick drawing, and even shooting psychology, there is something here for everyone.First published in the early 1900s, almost all of American Pistol Shooting is still relevant today, even despite the massive technological changes that have swept across the face of the gun industry. The techniques described will help anyone up their game and zero in on their aim. Whether practicing alone in the backyard or practicing at the shooting range, Major William D. Frazer's book is a must have for anyone interested in the sport of shooting and the history of the gun.

Dixie's Football Pride

by Athlon Sports

True Crimson Tide fans can tell you where they were when championships were won, heartbreakers were lost, records were broken, and heroes were made. Dixie's Football Pride is a gift book for true University of Alabama fans, celebrating the history, the pageantry, and the drama of Alabama Football in both print and on an audio CD that Crimson Tide fans will listen to over and over.Dixie's Football Pride is a tribute to a football program that has received national acclaim and a loyalty within its region that few schools achieve.The audio CD contains the school's fight song and classic calls of the most memorable plays in University of Alabama football history.

Turn Four: A Novel of the Superspeedways

by Tom Morrisey

”…Not only grabs a reader’s attention; he teaches all you need to know about the inner world of stock-car racing. This book will surprise you with a treasury of life lessons.” --Dale Beaver, Nextel Cup Chaplain, Motor Racing Outreach The unthinkable has finally happened. Can Chance Reynolds face a life without racing? Before he even had his driver’s license, Chance Reynolds was racing—and winning. He worked his way up the racing ranks from go-carts to sprint cars to stock cars, exercising a natural talent that made him one of the best drivers in midwestern racing. Now he has captured the points lead in stock car racing’s premiere series, and is a favorite to win the championship . . . . . . Until an off-track accident shatters his career and his life. Riddled with doubts and questions, Chance delves into the Bible, looking for answers, a clear path for the next turn in his life. The thought of leaving the racing world is mind- numbing—it’s all he has ever known. Turn Four is an unforgettable ride through the realities of professional racing. Cloaked in the fanfare, it’s a life of seeming comfort and glory. But underneath it all, people are searching for meaning in life, for love, for God. Buckle up and hold on tight.

Present Times

by David Storey

From "the leading novelist of his generation" (the Daily Telegraph)--a story about marriage, family, and 1 man's 2nd chance At age 47, former playwright Frank Attercliffe lives with 2 of his 5 children in a 4-bedroom apartment on Walton Lane on the outskirts of an English suburb. For the past 3 years, his wife, Sheila, has been living with Maurice, a car dealer who owns a Rolls-Royce, a Bentley, and a Jaguar--a man rumored to have killed 3 people in car accidents. Attercliffe cowrites a weekend football roundup for the local sports column, and after a match, he is introduced to the beautiful actress Phyllis Gardner at his favorite watering hole. That night, however, Sheila comes home, having left Maurice and given up her current lover, Gavin. She wants to move back to Walton Lane with the entire family--but she wants Attercliffe to move out. With its cast of eccentric and endearing characters, including Attercliffe's loquacious fellow journalists, his alcoholic mentor, and the daughters who force him to live in the moment, Present Times is a novel about marriage, changing family values, and 2nd acts.

This Sporting Life

by David Storey

A rugby player finds fame and fortune in a bleak mining town, but he cannot outrun the emptiness he feels inside in Man Booker Prize-winning author David Storey's seminal first novel On Christmas Eve, Arthur breaks his two front teeth. A teammate on the rugby pitch is too slow with a handoff, and instead of catching the ball, Art catches an opponent's foot right in the mouth. When he regains consciousness, the match is almost over, but he keeps playing regardless. Where else would he go? His entire life, Art has only cared about sports and nothing grabs his attention quite like the lightning-fast violence of Rugby League. He knows it could kill him, but it also makes him feel alive. In this hard-bitten Yorkshire mining town, the warriors of the rugby pitch are treated like gods. Through the aggressive sport, Art finds money, friends, and countless women. But when his lust for violence begins to fade, will he have the courage to leave the game behind?

Willie's Game

by Stanley Cohen Willie Mosconi

America's greatest professional billiards player tells the story of his legendary life and career--from his days as a child prodigy to his record-breaking run of world championships Willie Mosconi's father never wanted him to play billiards. At night, the boy would lie awake listening to the clatter of balls downstairs in the family pool hall, and when his father wasn't around, he would climb onto an apple crate to practice his shots. When his dad started locking up the balls and cue, young Willie improvised with potatoes and a broom handle. By the time he was 7 years old, he was good enough to play against Ralph Greenleaf in a match billed as "The Child Prodigy vs. The World Champion." It was the start of a magnificent career that would include an unprecedented 15 world championships and the record for most consecutive balls run without a miss: 526. Nicknamed "Mr. Pocket Billiards," Mosconi was instrumental in popularizing pool in America, serving as a consultant for iconic films such as The Hustler and The Color of Money and facing off against the famed hustler Minnesota Fats in 2 celebrated matches. Cowritten with journalist Stanley Cohen, Willie's Game is the colorful, captivating autobiography of an illustrious champion who lifted his sport to new heights and played by one simple rule: If you don't miss, you don't have to worry about anything else.

Big Book of Who: The 101 Stars Every Fan Needs to Know

by The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids

Batter up! Who was the last player to hit .400? What shortstop began each season with a backflip? Which pitcher has won the most Cy Young Awards? Find out the answers to those questions and many more in Big Book of Who: Baseball, a collection of the 101 baseball stars every fan needs to know, past and present. All the diamond greats are included, from Babe Ruth to Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays to Joe DiMaggio, and Derek Jeter to Mike Trout.Featuring exciting MLB photography and the most current information about baseball's best players, this Sports Illustrated Kids reference book for young sports fans is written in a fun and easy-to-navigate question and answer format. Player profiles, facts, and stats are organized into five comprehensive categories: Champions, Super Sluggers, Prime Pitchers, Cool Characters, and Record Breakers.

Tennis Shoes

by Noel Streatfeild

Will the four Heath children continue their family tradition and become tennis champions? The Heath kids--Nicky, David, and twins Jim and Susan--come from a long line of ace tennis players. Now their dad has decided it's time to teach them everything he knows about the game. The twins are the odds-on favourites to become the next champs. Susan shows a lot of promise, winning in tournaments and getting recognition, but she secretly hates the spotlight. Jim's a good player, but prefers swimming. David, the youngest, loves to sing. Nicky could be a natural, but she's too busy rebelling to take the sport seriously. Who will become champion? And will it change their family forever?

Elementary Gunsmithing: A Manual of Instruction for Amateurs in the Alteration and Repair of Firearms

by Perry D. Frazer

A beginner’s guide to the ins and outs of guncraftsmanship from a professional gunsmith.When it was first published in 1938, Elementary Gunsmithing was one of the few books of the time to address an amateur audience, among more advanced titles. With clear, engaging, and instructional prose, Frazer takes beginner firearm interest to the next level by talking the reader through the fundamentals of gunsmithing, such as what tools are necessary for the craft, how to solder and mount parts, and even how to conduct a fledgling gunsmithing business. He specifically addresses the "young man who likes working at the bench,” and similarly the book reflects the spirit of innovation, resourcefulness, and do-it-yourself work.While the book may not cover contemporary firearms, it offers a grandfatherly, old-school instructional vibe with accurate information about guns up to the 1940s. Frazer focuses on gunsmithing with ordinary hand tools at the work bench, rather than complicated machinery. These helpful tips and information, which are still applicable today, make Elementary Gunsmithing a useful, classic, and historically significant reference for both amateurs and budding gunsmithers keen on building a full-time business.Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. 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.

We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea

by Arthur Ransome

John, Susan, Titty and Roger, Arthur Ransome's Swallows from Swallows and Amazons, go on an unexpected sea voyage.

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