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Get four bone-chilling novels of psychological and supernatural suspense from New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill in one e-book, including: Heart-Shaped Box, 20th Century Ghosts, Horns, and NOSA2. Each publication of Hill is beautiful textured, deliciously scary, and greeted with the sort of overwhelming critical acclaim that is rare for works of skin-crawling supernatural terror. Read on if you dare to see what all the well-deserved hoopla is about.
Wallace Stegner retells the story of Joe Hill, the Wobbly bard who became the stuff of legend when, in 1915, he was executed for the alleged murder of a Salt Lake City businessman.
Joe Louis defended his heavyweight boxing title an astonishing twenty-five times and reigned as world champion for more than eleven years. He got more column inches of newspaper coverage in the 1930s than FDR did. His racially and politically charged defeat of Max Schmeling in 1938 made Louis a national hero. But as important as his record is what he meant to African-Americans: at a time when the boxing ring was the only venue where black and white could meet on equal terms, Louis embodied all their hopes for dignity and equality. Through meticulous research and first-hand interviews, acclaimed historian and biographer Randy Roberts presents Louis, and his impact on sport and country, in a way never before accomplished. Roberts reveals an athlete who carefully managed his public image, and whose relationships with both the black and white communities--including his relationships with mobsters--were far more complex than the simplistic accounts of heroism and victimization that have dominated previous biographies. Richly researched and utterly captivating, this extraordinary biography presents the full range of Joe Louis's power in and out of the boxing ring.
An African-American boy idolizes world champion prize-fighter Joe Louis as a boxer and a role model.
Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, catcher Joe Mauer dreamed of playing baseball for his hometown team, the Minnesota Twins. Through hard work, he perfected one of the best swings in baseball and became the top draft pick in 2000, selected by the Twins. In 2006, Joe became the first catcher to ever win the batting title in the American League. With his good eye at the plate and a powerful throwing arm, Joe has a bright future ahead. Follow his amazing path from the fields of St. Paul all the way to major league stardom.
A biography of the man who may be the greatest football quarterback ever to play the game.
"I can't say I've wasted much time regretting the things I've done. My main regret has been over some men I didn't shoot when I had the chance." So says Joe Pepper, a Texas badman with a past. There aren't many things he hasn't done in forty years of living on both sides of the law: except face the hangman. 'Now, convicted of murder, he is about to have that privilege. But before he hangs, he wants to tell his story, to set the record straight.
Why are cakes vanishing into thin air? How can a mailbox disappear without a trace? When did something evil move into Mr. Asher's toolshed? Strange and unexplained things are happening on Baker Street after dark, and Joe Sherlock must come face-to-face with the things that go bump in the night. Even though a cold tingle of terror gallops down his spine like a herd of wild gophers, Joe is determined to solve the case -- and have his bundt cake, too.
The mystery is underfoot... On a beautiful, carpetlike lawn in a gated yard sit mysterious and smelly piles of dog poop. Mrs. Fefferland puts Joe Sherlock on the case to sniff out the culprit. But even Sherlock Holmes never encountered a case as baffling or as stomach-churning as this one. Most of the evidence is right under Joe's nose, but danger is never far behind!
In his own words, this is the life of Joe Simon, one of the most important figures in comics history, and half of the famous creative team Simon and Kirby. Joe Simon co-created Captain America, and was the first editor in chief of Marvel Comics (where he hired Stan Lee for his first job in comics). Simon began his prolific career in the Great Depression, and this book recounts his journey to New York City, his first comic book work, his meeting with Jack Kirby, and the role comics played in wartime America. He remembers the near-death of the comics, and the scramble to survive. And he reveals what it was like to bring comics out of their infancy, as they became an American art form.
An inspiring story of tremendous tragedy and grief followed by the immense faith, hope and love of the Sonnenberg family. Its message is that no matter how tragic the circumstances in life, they can be overcome with a positive attitude and knowledge that God has a purpose for your life. With God's love and strong support from family and friends, people can survive, even thrive, through life's difficulties.
By age nine, Joel has mastered all the tricks in his magic kit. Now he wants to do real magic. When he accidentally summons up a real wizard, he has the chance. How Joel learns that his own magic is the best kind, and eventually gets rid of the overzealous Merlini, makes a wonderfully wacky comedy for aspiring young tricksters.
FORTUNE COOKIEFollow Your DreamJoe Townsend had fallen in love with Molly Stevens in Mrs. Paulson's eighth-grade English class when she was the most beautiful girl in the school. Over the last fifteen years he'd watched her-in magazines and on TV-become the most beautiful woman in the world. Molly had always been a part of his fantasies-but now she was back....Joe had watched Molly live the high life-until her career went bust. She'd been "America's sweetheart," but now all he wanted her to be was "Joe's girl." But what would happen when she tired of potluck suppers and mountain nights under the stars...and the big city lights beckoned?How wrong could a fortune cookie be?
By the age of twenty, Joey has OD'd, attempted suicide, quit college, survived a near-fatal car accident, done time behind bars, and been kicked out of rehab--more than once. The Joey Song tells the heartbreaking, frustrating, too-familiar story of a defiant, delusional addict and the mother who won't give up on him, until finally it hurts more to hang on than to let go.Told with warmth and wit, The Joey Song may jolt you; it may bring you to tears, and it may shatter every assumption you ever made about the family of an addict. No blame or shame from others can surpass the suffering an addict can inflict on the ones who love him best. Yet author and mother Sandra Swenson discovers life lessons she needed to learn in the experience no mother should ever have to endure.Endure it she does, and not only that, she survives to tell this tale, which has already helped thousands of others.This is the flip side of the heartwarming recovery story we all want to believe in, but it's one that's more common than anyone wants to admit. The Joey Song is the book that lets despairing parents of addicts know it's okay to save your own life when your kid has no intention of saving his.Sandra Swenson is the mother of two sons--one of whom is an addict. As a member of the Junior Women's Club of Chevy Chase, Sandy created the Bistro Boyz, a program for young men from the National Center for Children and Families' Greentree Adolescent Program.
Mike whips up a fake "magic" potion to get rid of his troublesome younger brother Joey, but the potion works and makes Joey's head disappear.
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! Adrienne Taylor, lovely and liberated, jogging in the evening before making love at night. RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! Gordon Asher, millionaire superstud, jogging to keep his superbly virile body in shape. RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! Barbara Higgens, tricked into a jogging porn film, her voluptuous form a magnet for every male in the park. They led the parade of victims on the list of a monstrous murderer who specialized in these moving targets-as detectives Patrick DiSalvo and Anne Marie O'Keefe, and an ever-growing contingent of New York police, were left further and further behind on a jogging path lined with mutilated bodies in a nonstop marathon of death. ...
This short book draws on legal documents surviving from the 15th century, in an attempt to piece together information about the life of the inventor of the printing press. When all is said and done, however, very little can actually be known about Gutenberg's life.
Published on the 250th anniversary of the composer's death, this life history portrays Bach as the human being that he was, while bringing to bear all the advances gained in the last half-century of Bach scholarship. Wolff (professor of music, and dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard U.) demonstrates the intimate connection between the composer's life and his music, showing how Bach's superb inventiveness pervaded his career as musician, composer, performer, scholar, and teacher. He also provides a look at Bach's life and his surroundings, as well as how he fit into the broader context of the institutions, traditions, and influences of his time. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
In this uproarious and clever debut, it's time to give the Devil his due. Johannes Cabal, a brilliant scientist and notorious snob, is single-mindedly obsessed in heart and soul with raising the dead. Well, perhaps not soul... He hastily sold his years ago in order to learn the laws of necromancy. But now, tormented by a dark secret, he travels to the fiery pits of Hell to retrieve it. Satan, who is incredibly bored these days, proposes a little wager: Johannes has one year to persuade one hundred people to sign over their souls or he will be damned forever. To make the bet even more interesting, Satan throws in that diabolical engine of deceit, seduction, and corruption known as a "traveling circus" to aid in the evil bidding. What better place exists to rob poor sad saps of their souls than the traveling carnivals historically run by hucksters and legendary con men? With little time to lose, Johannes raises a motley crew from the dead and enlists his brother, Horst, a charismatic vampire (an unfortunate side effect of Johannes's early experiments with necromancy), to be the carnival's barker. On the road through the pastoral English countryside, this team of reprobates wields their black magic with masterful ease, resulting in mayhem at every turn. Johannes may have the moral conscience of anthrax, but are his tricks sinful enough to beat the Devil at his own game? You'll never guess, and that's a promise! Brilliantly written and wickedly funny,Johannes Cabal the Necromancer combines the chills and thrills of old-fashioned gothic tales like The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the mischievous humor of Wicked, and the sophisticated charms of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell and spins the Faustian legend into a fresh, irreverent, and irresistible new adventure.
A biography of Johannes Vermeer.
In this ten-session study, Mark Matson presents the Fourth Gospel. The Gospel of John is a very different book than the other three--there is no Sermon on the Mount or parables and there is no teaching of the Lord's Prayer. But what is important about John is the undertone of conflict between those who accepted Jesus as Messiah and those who did not. Interpretation Bible Studies (IBS) offers solid biblical content in a creative study format. Forged in the tradition of the celebrated Interpretation commentary series, IBS makes the same depth of biblical insight available in a dynamic, flexible, and user-friendly resource. Designed for adults and older youth, IBS can be used in small groups, in church school classes, in large group presentations, or in personal study.
The Nelson Impact Bible Study series will introduce in-depth Bible study to Christian laypeople. Each book will help readers experience the true meaning of the messages in the book of Genesis, and in turn, empower the reader to truly make a difference in the world for Christ.Designed for individual or group study, the study guide will provide a foundation for Bible study and encourage the reader to return to the Bible. All necessary background information will be given so that the reader needs only a Bible and the study guide. The messages will be thorough but easily understood and will be complimented by application questions to guide the readers into a deeper relationship with the Bible that will impact their lives with the gospel of Jesus Christ.Other study guides in the series include:1 Corinthians ISBN: 1418506192Exodus ISBN: 1418506168Genesis ISBN: 1418506087Isaiah ISBN: 1418506095John ISBN: 1418506109Mark ISBN: 1418506184Romans ISBN: 1418506117Ruth & Esther ISBN: 1418506176
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