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The essential book for any sports fan, from one of the reigning kings of sports talk radio, Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo. Which was the greater achievement, Ted Williams's .406 season or Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak? Who would dominate the ultimate Pebble Beach showdown? Ben Hogan or Tiger Woods? Who was really the most important athlete of the twentieth century? If you love sports, there's only one thing better than a good game--and that's a good argument.
Many athletes are SUPERSTARS. Many coaches are LEGENDS. Many moments are CLASSICS. But which are the best of the best? Which ten will make THE MAD DOG HALL OF FAME? Opining about sports in a spirited fashion is Chris Russo's specialty." - Bob Costas. The All-Time Top-Ten Players in Baseball, NFL Football, NBA Basketball, College Basketball, College Football The Top-Ten Coaches of All Time The All-Time Top-Ten Movers and Shakers in Sports The Top-Ten Sports Moments in History of All Time The Top-Ten Sports Venues of All Time It's The Big Question in the world of sports: Who's number one? Which player? Which coach? Which team? Now, the authors of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller,The Mad Dog 100: The Greatest Sports Arguments of All Time, get down and dirty to tackle the central issue that consumes every sports fan: Which players, teams, venues, and moments would make the top-ten list of all time? With characteristic candor, explosive energy, and unquestioned expertise, top-rated sports talk radio personality Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo tackles the tough questions head-on and creates his own personal Hall of Fame. But the Mad Dog sets the bar much higher than usual--only ten honorees are inducted in each category--so plenty of all-time greats will find themselves on the outside looking in. Russo ranks Lou Gehrig, Willie Mays, and Walter Johnson...and one of them doesn't even make the cut. He ranks Jerry Rice and Dick Butkus and Mean Joe Greene... and try telling one of them he'll have to pay admission to get into this Hall of Fame. He takes sides and ranks Fenway Park ahead of Yankee Stadium... or will it be the other way around? He names the single greatest sports moment of all time, across all sports... and no, it's not what you think. Each enticing chapter is packed full of intriguing facts and sidebars, including tidbits that will surprise even the most seasoned sports fan. The magic of Russo's analysis is not just an explanation of who makes the cut and who does not, but why. THE MAD DOG HALL OF FAME is essential reading--the kind of book every sports enthusiast will want to have on hand as a quick reference guide to the best of the best. Russo and St. John have crafted an entertaining, fast-paced, and provocative tour of the world of sports, chock-full of close calls and tough choices designed not to end arguments... but to start them.
He growls at trucks. He snaps at clouds. He barks at rain. Mad Dog McGraw is one mean dog. What's a kid to do? First he tries stilts, but his left stilt gets stuck in a crack; then he tries an umbrella, but the wind only carries him so far. He even tries a cat named Bait--but Bait LOVES Mad Dog! With some hard thinking and a little courage (and a dog biscuit, for good measure), our protagonist comes to a startling realization. Maybe Mad Dog's bark is worse than his bite. The perfect book for kids who worry about dogs, as well as the kids who already love them. Mad Dog McGraw may show his teeth to the wind, but deep down, he's just a pussycat. Picture descriptions added.
D.J. didn't see any harm in unfastening the leash from his little dog, Hero, for a run in the mountains, but that simple act caused the boy a world of fear and pain.
Meet 14-year-old Wes Williams, aka |Mad Dog". He's from Chicago and looking to return -- just as soon as his mother gets out of rehab. In the meantime, he's stuck at Starlight Animal Rescue, where his only friend is his dog, Rex. As Wes schemes to get his old life back, will Rex and the other shelter dogs be able to rescue him... before his anger makes him go too far? Starlight Animal Rescue: Where problem horses are trained and loved, where abandoned dogs become heroes, where stray cats become loyal companions. And where people with nowhere to fit in find a place to belong.
Gang warfare gets gruesome in the eighth book of the CHERUB series, which Rick Riordan says has "plenty of action."CHERUB agents are highly trained, extremely talented--and all under the age of seventeen. For official purposes, these agents do not exist. They are sent out on missions to spy on terrorists, hack into crucial documents, and gather intel on global threats--all without gadgets or weapons. It is an extremely dangerous job, but these agents have one crucial advantage: Adults never suspect that teens are spying on them. In Mad Dogs, the British underworld is controlled by gangs. When two of them start a turf war, violence explodes onto the streets. The police need information fast, and James has the contacts to infiltrate the most dangerous gang of all...
Polly Evans had a mission: to learn everything possible about the howling, tail-wagging world of sled dogs. Fool's errand? Or the adventure of a lifetime? The intrepid world traveler was about to find out. In the dead of winter, Polly Evans ventured to Canada's far northwest, where temperatures plunge to minus forty and the sun rises for just a few hours each day. But though she was prepared for the cold, she never anticipated how profoundly she'd be affected by that blissful and austere place. In a pristine landscape patrolled by wolves and caribou, the wannabe musher was soon learning the ropes of arctic dogsledding, careening across the silent tundra with her own team of yapping, leaping canines. Shivering but undaunted, Polly follows the tracks of the legendary Yukon Quest, a dogsledding race more arduous than the Iditarod, witnessing a life-and-death spectacle she'll never forget. Along the way she makes a stop at the Santa Clause house in North Pole, Alaska (where the post office delivers unstamped mail), and witnesses the astonishing northern lights weaving green and red across the sky. And before the snows melt in spring, Polly will have discovered a deep affection for the loving, mischievous huskies whose courage and enthusiasm escort her through the delights and dangers of living life at the extreme--in one of the most forbidding places on earth. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Originally appeared in the print anthology Three Weddings and a Kiss. Gwendolyn Adams is about to propose to an earl. On his deathbed. Gwendolyn Adams isnt shocked at being asked to save a handsome earls dying line, even when she learns the prospective bridegroom is seriously ill and possibly insane. Shes quite a good nurse, after all, and her family is famous for producing healthy male children. Those stories about his riding the moors half-naked on a pale white horse? Extremely intriguing--especially after she gets her first look at the gorgeous lunatic. The Earl of Rawnsley wants only to lose whats left of his mind in peace and privacy. But his busybody relatives have saddled him with a surprise bride and orders to sire an heir forthwith. (And they say hes mad?) But with Gwendolyn, his health is returning, and his resistance . . . crumbling. Is it possible that love is the finest madness of all?
Michel Foucault was the first to embed the roots of human sexuality in discipline and biopolitics, therefore revolutionizing our conception of sex and its relationship to society, economics, and culture. Yet over the past two decades, scholars have limited themselves to the study of Foucault's History of Sexuality, volume 1 paying lesser attention to his equally explosive History of Madness. In this earlier volume, Foucault recasts Western rationalism as a project that both produces and represses sexual deviants, calling out the complicity of modern science and the exclusionary nature of family morality. By reclaiming these deft moves, Lynne Huffer teases out exciting new strands of Foucauldian thought. She then revisits the theorist's ethical work in light of these discoveries, divining an ethics of eros that sees sexuality as a lived experience we are repeatedly called on to remember. Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
A comprehensive collection of muffin recipes from one of America's most acclaimed food writers In her new book, Jean Anderson, the legendary, award-winning food writer, brings her incredible talents to muffins. In seventy recipes, Anderson covers every kind of muffin imaginable, from Corn with Country Sausage to Swirled Mocha to Old Vermont Cheddar-Cranberry. With such a wide range of choices for every season, you can bake these comforting treats year-round. In addition, Anderson includes ten recipes for delicious spreads, such as Lemon Curd and Maple Butter, to enhance her tasty treats. This cookbook also makes a great gift. It's the only handbook you'll ever need on the subject.
They were known simply as the Nine - grim and ancient rulers who thirty thousand years ago had discovered the key to eternal life and ever since had secretly held the world in thrall.Once, Doc Caliban had been their servant and had shared their secrets. Now, appalled by their tyranny, he has turned against them, daring to challenge their centuries-old supremacy. Together with two henchmen whose superhuman skills match his own, Caliban sets out on the trail of the deadliest of the Nine: the mad goblin Iwaldi, the very incarnation of evil...
The survivors of the oldest moon colony have been revived from cryostasis and brought to Cerberus Redoubt, leaving behind an enemy in a deep, frozen sleep. But betrayal and treachery brings the rebel stronghold under siege by the resurrected demon king of a lost world. With a prize hostage in tow to lure Kane and his fellow warriors, he retreats to the uncharted planet of mystery and impossibility for a final act of madness. From the great pyramids of Mars, earth's destiny will come full circle. ...
Science journalist Whitaker has updated the 2002 edition of his history of the treatment of mental illness in America from 1750 to the present. The main changes are a new preface and epilogue; his argument remains the same. He concludes that the treatment of schizophrenia has been hit or miss throughout time, with an emphasis not on curing the patients, but controlling them. Particular emphasis is given to the widespread use of antipsychotics that, he states, actually make the patient worse and can cause organ damage that leads to early death. He blames skewed test results sponsored by pharmaceutical companies along with collusion by "academic psychiatrists. " His outrage, while understandable, overwhelms the conclusions he derives from studies indicating that patients treated with traditional long term psychotherapy and given drugs as a secondary, short-term treatment, are more likely to be cured. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Schizophrenics in the United States currently fare worse than patients in the world's poorest countries. In Mad in America, medical journalist Robert Whitaker argues that modern treatments for the severely mentally ill are just old medicine in new bottles, and that we as a society are deeply deluded about their efficacy. The widespread use of lobotomies in the 1920s and 1930s gave way in the 1950s to electroshock and a wave of new drugs. In what is perhaps Whitaker's most damning revelation, Mad in America examines how drug companies in the 1980s and 1990s skewed their studies to prove that new antipsychotic drugs were more effective than the old, while keeping patients in the dark about dangerous side effects.A haunting, deeply compassionate book-now revised with a new introduction-Mad in America raises important questions about our obligations to the mad, the meaning of "insanity," and what we value most about the human mind.
Locked away by her reclusive and intensely protective father, the recently deceased "Mad Lord of Northumberland," Melissa is beautiful and educated but painfully naïve about the real world--and the dark secrets of her birth. Now in the care of her uncle, the Earl of Braddock, she must prepare to enter London society and find a proper husband, a task that grows complicated when she falls for the one man she can never have. Just as a promising new life begins to eclipse her tragic past, she'll find herself consumed by a forbidden love that could destroy it all. . . Praise for the novels of Jane Goodger"Gentle humor, witty banter, and attractive characters. " --Library Journal on Marry Christmas "A touching, compassionate, passion-filled romance. " --Romantic Times on A Christmas Waltz
As Don Draper famously said, "Nostalgia: a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone." Nostalgia, of course, also calls to one's appetite. Thanks in part to the popular series Mad Men, fans are discovering the classic cuisine of the 1960's; whether to revisit the favorite recipes of their childhoods or to celebrate the comforting, sometimes kitschy, always-satisfying dishes of the era, including:<P> * Waldorf Salad<P> * Sweet and Sour Meatballs<P> * Beef Stroganoff<P> * Steakhouse Creamed Spinach<P> * Buttermilk Dinner Rolls<P> * Cherries Jubilee<P> * Daiquiri Lime and Gelatin Mold<P> 9780762445745Classic cocktails such as Blue Hawaiians, Brandy Alexanders, and Manhattans<P> * And many more!<P> Each recipe is adapted for the modern palate, with less fat and healthier ingredients than in the originals (no more bacon fat as a kitchen staple!). Full-color photographs showcase the food, proving that retro cuisine can be sophisticated and delicious. The Sensational Sixties Cookbook will also provide tips on hosting the ultimate sixties soiree, complete with menus, music playlists, and table decorations. So grab a swizzle stick, put Bobby Darin on the turntable, and get cooking--sixties style!
Come meet the genuine Mary Magdalene of the Bible -- not the scarlet-draped legend -- and follow her one-of-a-kind story of deliverance and dedication, despair and declaration. Like my previous "Bad Girls" books, "Mad Mary" begins with the fictional journey of Mary Margaret Delaney, a bad woman-or was it madwoman? -- adrift in contemporary Chicago, desperate for someone to save her from herself. Once Mary Delaney's story has prepared our hearts for learning, we'll leave the Windy City and go verse by verse through Mary of Magdala's ancient biblical tale, tossing aside modern misconceptions as we embrace the real Mary M. Prepare to be amazed by this eye-opening sister who was transformed twice when You-Know-Who showed up and spoke her name.
The Mad Ones chronicles the rise and fall of the Gallo brothers, a trio of reckless young gangsters whose revolution against New York City's Mafia was inspired by Crazy Joe Gallo's forays into Greenwich Village counterculture.Crazy Joe, Kid Blast, and Larry Gallo are steeped in legend, from Bob Dylan's eleven-minute ballad "Joey" to fictionalizations central to The Godfather trilogy and Jimmy Breslin's The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight. Called the toughest gang in the city by the NYPD, the Gallos hailed from the rough Red Hook neighborhood on the Brooklyn waterfront. As low-level Mafiosi, they were expected to serve their don quietly, but the brothers stood apart from typical gangsters with their hip style, fierce ambition, and Crazy Joe's manic idealism.Here, for the first time, is the complete story of the Gallos' war against the powerful Cosa Nostra, an epic crime saga that culminates in Crazy Joe's murder on the streets of Little Italy, where he was gunned down mid-bite into a forkful of spaghetti in 1972. The Mad Ones is a wildly satisfying entertainment and a significant work of cultural history.
At the untamed frontiers of intelligence, consciousness, matter, and reality lies Rudy Rucker's The Mad Professor, a collection of twelve mind-bending science fiction stories that probe the outer limits of possibility. Rucker, an accomplished computer scientist and mathematician with numerous science books and novels to his credit, brings his deep and varied knowledge of the mind, mathematics, and the ever-weird and wondrous workings of the physical universe to the stories collected here. In Chu and the Nants we read of a bizarre future following a Verge Singularity, in which hyperintelligent computers have taken over the solar system. Panpsychism Proved breaks down the boundaries between mind and matter, exploring the notion that "every object has a mind." And Six Thought Experiments Concerning the Nature of Computation is an exhilarating collection of mini-stories taking us to the outrageous extremes of theoretical speculation. In The Mad Professor, Rucker deploys the full range of his writing talent and scientific knowledge to take us on a wild romp through the known, the unknown, and the awesomely peculiar.
New York Timesbestselling author Joy Fielding returns withMad River Road,a sexy, suspenseful novel of murder, romance, and revenge. After spending a year in prison, Ralph Fisher has explicit plans for his first night of freedom: tonight, someone will be held accountable. He goes to murderous lengths to obtain the address of his former wife -- the woman he blames for his fate and against whom he has sworn vengeance. Determined to bring her to his idea of justice, Ralph's next step is to travel from Florida's sandy beaches to Dayton, Ohio, where his ex-wife is struggling to make ends meet on Mad River Road. Also in Florida, Jamie Kellogg wakes from an agonizing nightmare of her mother's funeral, and assesses her life: a pretty but unaccomplished twenty-nine-year-old woman in a dead-end job, with an ex-husband in Atlanta, a married lover in the hospital, and a virtual stranger in her bed. But this stranger is everything the previous men in her life weren't: tender, attentive, and adventurous. After convincing Jamie to quit her miserable job and ditch her judgmental, perfectionist sister, he proposes a romantic getaway. While Jamie wonders if this thrilling man might finally be her Prince Charming, they plan a road trip to visit his son, who lives with his mother on a street called Mad River Road. . . . As riveting and beguiling as Joy Fielding's previous bestselling novels, which includeWhispers and Lies, Lost,andPuppet, Mad River Roadis a novel about courage, truth, and the strength that comes only when you believe in yourself.
PLAYTIME IS OVER FOR VIRGIL FLOWERS. Bonnie and Clyde, they thought. And what's-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, and chips on their shoulders, and guns. The first person they killed was a highway patrolman. The second was a woman during a robbery. Then, hell, why not keep on going? As their crime spree cuts a swath through rural Minnesota, some of it captured on the killers' cell phones and sent to a local television station, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the growing army of cops trying to run them down. But even he doesn't realize what's about to happen next.
365 days of inventions, discoveries, science, and technology, from the editors of Wired Magazine.On January 30, Rubik applied for a patent on his cube (1975). On the next day, 17 years earlier, the first U.S. Satellite passed through the Van Allen radiation belt. On March 17, the airplane "black box" made its maiden voyage (1953). And what about today? Every day of the year has a rich scientific and technological heritage just waiting to be uncovered, and Wired's top-flight science-trivia book MAD SCIENCE collects them chronologically, from New Year's Day to year's end, showing just how entertaining, wonderful, bizarre, and relevant science can be.In 2010, Wired's popular "This Day in Tech" blog peaked with more than 700,000 page views each month, and one story in 2008 drew more than a million unique viewers. This book will collect the most intriguing anecdotes from the blog's run-one for each day of the year-and publish them in a package that will instantly appeal to hardcore techies and curious laypeople alike.
Muwahahahaha! Dr. Frankenstein. Marie Curie. Dr. Moreau. Captain Nemo. They're the most fascinating minds of all time--and now a science guru has teamed up with an expert in human psychology to coax them out of their laboratories and onto the analyst's couch. Real and fictional, famous and infamous, crazy and just crazily driven, these brilliant men and women exhibit a list of neuroses almost as impressive as their extraordinary accomplishments. At last, you can explore their early fixations, their ambitions, their successes and failures, and the particular quirks that have granted each induction into the Mad Scientist Hall of Fame, including: Dr. Evil: Megalomaniacal doctor with antisocial personality disorder (and pathological dislike of his own son, Scotty) Nikola Tesla: Real-life mad scientist with obsessive compulsive disorder (and he talked to aliens) Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde: Brilliant doctor gone bad, suffering from multiple personality disorder (and a penchant for strong chemical cocktails) Lex Luthor: Villain and supergenius with manic mood disorder (and premature baldness) Witty, illuminating, and thoroughly entertaining, this one-of-a-kind book offers irrefutable proof that success, super-intelligence, and a mantelpiece full of Nobel prizes is no guarantee of sanity. Praise for Daniel H. Wilson Daniel H. Wilson and Anna C. Long have made an exhaustive study of the evil mind. It is complete, pulls no punches, and reveals secrets that have hitherto remained hidden. It is for these reasons that I must liquidate them. Great book! --Mike Myers, aka Dr. Evil from Austin Powers Forget about John Connor--it's Daniel H. Wilson who is going to save us from the Terminators. --Forbes on How to Survive a Robot Uprising A tribute to the far-fetched ideas that often drive progress. --Erik Sofge, Popular Mechanics, for Where's My Jetpack?
Muwahahahaha! Dr. Frankenstein. Marie Curie. Dr. Moreau. Captain Nemo. They're the most fascinating minds of all time--and now a science guru has teamed up with an expert in human psychology to coax them out of their laboratories and onto the analyst's couch. Real and fictional, famous and infamous, crazy and just crazily driven, these brilliant men and women exhibit a list of neuroses almost as impressive as their extraordinary accomplishments. At last, you can explore their early fixations, their ambitions, their successes and failures, and the particular quirks that have granted each induction into the Mad Scientist Hall of Fame, including: * Dr. Evil: Megalomaniacal doctor with antisocial personality disorder (and pathological dislike of his own son, Scotty) * Nikola Tesla: Real-life mad scientist with obsessive compulsive disorder (and he talked to aliens) * Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde: Brilliant doctor gone bad, suffering from multiple personality disorder (and a penchant for strong chemical cocktails) * Lex Luthor: Villain and supergenius with manic mood disorder (and premature baldness) Witty, illuminating, and thoroughly entertaining, this one-of-a-kind book offers irrefutable proof that success, super-intelligence, and a mantelpiece full of Nobel prizes is no guarantee of sanity. Praise for Daniel H. Wilson "Daniel H. Wilson and Anna C. Long have made an exhaustive study of the evil mind. It is complete, pulls no punches, and reveals secrets that have hitherto remained hidden. It is for these reasons that I must liquidate them. Great book!" --Mike Myers, aka Dr. Evil from Austin Powers "Forget about John Connor--it's Daniel H. Wilson who is going to save us from the Terminators." --Forbes on How to Survive a Robot Uprising "A tribute to the far-fetched ideas that often drive progress." --Erik Sofge, Popular Mechanics, for Where's My Jetpack?
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