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Wish It Lasted Forever by Dan Shaughnessy

Title Wish It Lasted Forever
Author Dan Shaughnessy
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2021-11-16
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1982169990
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

For fans of the hit basketball documentary The Last Dance, and from award-winning Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy, a nostalgia-filled retelling of the Boston Celtics’ 1980s dominance, which featured the sublime play of NBA legend Larry Bird. Today the NBA is a vast global franchise—a billion-dollar industry viewed by millions of fans in the United States and abroad. But it wasn’t always this successful. Before primetime ESPN coverage, lucrative branding deals like Air Jordans, and $40 million annual player salaries, there was the NBA of the 1970s and 1980s—when basketball was still an up-and-coming sport featuring old school beat reporters and players wore Converse All-Stars. Enter Dan Shaughnessy, then the beat reporter for The Boston Globe who covered the Boston Celtics every day from 1982 to1986. It was a time when reporters travelled with professional teams—flying the same commercial airlines, riding the same buses, and staying in the same hotels. Shaughnessy knew the athletes as real people, losing free throw bets to Larry Bird, being gifted cheap cigars by the iconic coach Red Auerbach, and having his one-year-old daughter Sarah passed from player to player on a flight from Logan to Detroit Metro. Drawing on unprecedented access and personal experiences that would not be possible for any reporter today, Shaughnessy takes us inside the legendary Larry Bird-led Celtics teams, capturing the camaraderie as they rose to dominate the NBA. Fans can witness the cockiness of Larry Bird (who once walked into an All Star Weekend locker room, announced that he was going to win the three-point contest, and did); the ageless athleticism of Robert Parish; the shooting skills of Kevin McHale; the fierce, self-sacrificing play of Bill Walton; and the playful humor of players like Danny Ainge, Cedric “Cornbread” Maxwell, and M.L. Carr. For any fan who longs to return—for just a few hours—to those magical years when the Boston Garden rocked, the LA Lakers were the perennial mountain to be climbed, and the winner’s circle was mostly colored Boston Green, Wish It Lasted Forever is a VIP courtside seat and masterful tribute to the Larry Bird era and the Celtics’ age of dominance.​

Wish It Lasted Forever by Dan Shaughnessy

Title Wish It Lasted Forever
Author Dan Shaughnessy
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2021-11-16
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1982169974
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

For fans of the hit basketball documentary The Last Dance, and from award-winning Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy, a nostalgia-filled retelling of the Boston Celtics’ 1980s dominance, which featured the sublime play of NBA legend Larry Bird. Today the NBA is a vast global franchise—a billion-dollar industry viewed by millions of fans in the United States and abroad. But it wasn’t always this successful. Before primetime ESPN coverage, lucrative branding deals like Air Jordans, and $40 million annual player salaries, there was the NBA of the 1970s and 1980s—when basketball was still an up-and-coming sport featuring old school beat reporters and players wore Converse All-Stars. Enter Dan Shaughnessy, then the beat reporter for The Boston Globe who covered the Boston Celtics every day from 1982 to1986. It was a time when reporters travelled with professional teams—flying the same commercial airlines, riding the same buses, and staying in the same hotels. Shaughnessy knew the athletes as real people, losing free throw bets to Larry Bird, being gifted cheap cigars by the iconic coach Red Auerbach, and having his one-year-old daughter Sarah passed from player to player on a flight from Logan to Detroit Metro. Drawing on unprecedented access and personal experiences that would not be possible for any reporter today, Shaughnessy takes us inside the legendary Larry Bird-led Celtics teams, capturing the camaraderie as they rose to dominate the NBA. Fans can witness the cockiness of Larry Bird (who once walked into an All Star Weekend locker room, announced that he was going to win the three-point contest, and did); the ageless athleticism of Robert Parish; the shooting skills of Kevin McHale; the fierce, self-sacrificing play of Bill Walton; and the playful humor of players like Danny Ainge, Cedric “Cornbread” Maxwell, and M.L. Carr. For any fan who longs to return—for just a few hours—to those magical years when the Boston Garden rocked, the LA Lakers were the perennial mountain to be climbed, and the winner’s circle was mostly colored Boston Green, Wish It Lasted Forever is a VIP courtside seat and masterful tribute to the Larry Bird era and the Celtics’ age of dominance.​

The Los Alamos Primer by Robert Serber

Title The Los Alamos Primer
Author Robert Serber
Publisher
Release 2020-04-07
Category Science
Total Pages 176
ISBN 0520344170
Language English, Spanish, and French
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More than seventy years ago, the world changed forever when American forces exploded the first atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, starting a massive firestorm that would kill some 80,000 enemy civilians. Three days later, the US exploded a second bomb over Nagasaki, killing another 40,000. Though the bombs did not end the war, they contributed urgently to the Japanese decision to surrender and demonstrated to the world the vast destructive power of a revolutionary new weapon. "Little Boy" and "Fat Man" originated in March 1943 when a group of young scientists, sequestered on a mesa near Santa Fe, attended a crash course in the new weapons technology. The lecturer was physicist Robert Serber, J. Robert Oppenheimer's protégé, and they learned that their job was to design and build the world's first atomic bombs. Notes on Serber's lecture, nicknamed the "Los Alamos Primer," were mimeographed and passed from hand to hand. They remained classified for decades after the war. Published for the first time in 1992, the Primer offers contemporary readers a better understanding of the origins of nuclear weapons. Serber's preface, an informal memoir, vividly conveys the mingled excitement, uncertainty, and intensity felt by the Manhattan Project scientists. Now, 75 years since the bombs shocked the world, an updated foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Richard Rhodes offers a brief history of the development of nuclear physics up to the day when Serber stood before his blackboard at Los Alamos. A seminal publication on a turning point in human history, The Los Alamos Primer reveals just how much was known and how terrifyingly much was unknown midway through the Manhattan Project. No other seminar anywhere has had greater historical consequences.

Sugar by Anjali Bhatia

Title Sugar
Author Anjali Bhatia
Publisher Secrets Of Ink Publications
Release 2020-12-30
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 95
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Carefully edited, Sugar Anthology of Great Indian Poems is an exquisite collection. Whether you're making your first foray into the world of Indian poetry or you're a poetry, Story connoisseur, this unique edition is a must read.

Title No Room at the Little Cornish Inn
Author Nancy Barone
Publisher Head of Zeus Ltd
Release 2020-11-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 1838938044
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Rosie Anderson was hoping to whisk her young son Danny away for a lovely Christmas with family, far from the hustle and bustle of her life in London. But then her boss at the head office – aka Susan the Sacker – suddenly assigns her to go in incognito and save a tiny inn in Cornwall from being closed permanently. Rosie doesn't know why The Old Bell Inn is performing so badly but it's on her to sort it out! Hours in the car later, Rosie arrives at the inn to find she's been double booked – there are no rooms left. And she isn't there for more than a minute before she's butting heads with the manager, Irishman Mitchell Fitzpatrick. He seems to dislike her on sight, so it's confusing that he seems to get on so well with Danny... But if he's as terrible as his reputation, Rosie will have to be the one to fire him. This really isn't the Christmas Rosie was dreaming of. But maybe, just maybe, it could be a whole lot more... A sweet and uplifting Christmas romance, No Room at the Little Cornish Inn is perfect for fans of Philippa Ashley, Holly Martin and Jenny Hale.

Nothing Last Forever by Missy Hallepegnacious

Title Nothing Last Forever
Author Missy Hallepegnacious
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release 2011-08
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 76
ISBN 146533551X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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I HAVE ALWAYS wanted to write my story in hopes that it might help other people that could be unable to cope with lives sometimes tragic events. Over the years I kept a journal of my life. I had a very hard struggle to get my life straight. I feel that my story will help many people. MISSY HALLEPEGNACIOUS

Title Stories of Jerusalem Israel and Other Loves
Author Norma Marx
Publisher iUniverse
Release 2013-03-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 152
ISBN 1475973489
Language English, Spanish, and French
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People in Jerusalem, Israel are like people everywhere. Yet, there is a difference. That difference made every day of the 17 years that Norma Marx lived there an adventure and/or challenge. It only takes the first three sentences of any one of her stories to totally captivate the reader. The characters are so alive that we find ourselves in the middle of each story. We are connected to life in Jerusalem and to the remarkable people who live there. Woven into the humorous stories of daily life are stories dealing with the realities of indiscriminate suicide bombings. Along with recollections of Norma’s life in Jerusalem, Israel are stories of her family’s love and wonder for the golden land of America. Tales of Jerusalem, Israell, and Other Loves offers vignettes that provide an intimate look of life in Jerusalem, Praised for Stories of Jerusalem, Israel, and Other Loves What a delightful and sweet gathering of vignettes by a great storyteller! I laughed, I cried, O remembered my life as a new immigrant in Israel the 1960s and 70s and wanted to hop on the next plane to Jerusalem! -Judy Ayal, Director of Visitor Services, The Berman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum What a gift of love to her family, and everyone else. I found myself wishing that a grandmother of mine had taken the time to share stories so that our ancestors had been “real people” to us. As someone who works in the interfaith world, I will recommend this book-a fabulous book---to take a very intimate look at a Jewish way of life-the culture, fears, loves, joys and rituals... that literally come alive to the reader! -Jan Swanson, Program Director, World Pilgrims These stories, written from the perspective of both a spectator and participant, have an authenticity that skillfully captures the unique and often bittersweet Jerusalem experience. -Roberta Chester, Editor and Author

Take 2 at Life by Selfless Souls

Title Take 2 at Life
Author Selfless Souls
Publisher Notion Press
Release 2020-12-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 234
ISBN 164951994X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

If your life were a TV series, the director would be you! Have you ever wished for a second take of a scene from your past? If you have, then Take 2 at Life is the book for you! Co-authored by a group of courageous Life Coaches who share true stories of setbacks and second takes, this collection of 25 reflective and unpredictable episodes will make you shift your paradigm and discover the message of hope, love, and joy hidden in your unpleasant experiences. Treat yourself to this delightful read that will make you ponder, tear and cheer along with the writers from Turkey to Canada, The Philippines to India, Nigeria to Pakistan, South Africa to America, and Lebanon to the United Arab Emirates. Vivid and powerfully engaging, each personal journey presents you with snippets of wisdom that will empower you to rethink your challenges, regain your confidence, and recreate your reality by directing your own Take 2.

Doomsday Men by P. D. Smith

Title Doomsday Men
Author P. D. Smith
Publisher Penguin UK
Release 2008-09-25
Category History
Total Pages 576
ISBN 0141910321
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It was the weapon to end all weapons: the doomsday device. A huge nuclear bomb so powerful that it could envelop the entire planet in a cloud of radioactive dust, and bring about instant extinction. This is the untold story of the Cold War’s most insane plan, the men behind it and how it nearly happened. It is also the history of humanity’s nightmare vision of a superweapon, showing how popular culture, from the stories of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne to films such as Planet of the Apes, Mad Max and Dr Strangelove itself have both shaped and reflected our darkest dreams.

A Bison In The Tree by Awad M. Sharar

Title A Bison In The Tree
Author Awad M. Sharar
Publisher AuthorHouse
Release 2012-12-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 164
ISBN 147727944X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Th e door was unlocked. He went in and locked it behind him. The room was warm.On the faint dusk light that came from the opening in the wall, he could see Peaceam lying on the bed without any piece of cloth on. She stretched her hands to Sam who was taking his shirt off . He hurried to join her, but he stood beside the bed contemplating her in the fading light and murmured, “Amazing!” Then he jumped on the bed beside her. He thrilled to the magic of her finger touch, of her shining eyes, of her voice that fell with soft music on his ears and on his emotions,and of the sweet lavender perfume that came from her physical map which was beautifully drawn on her bed.That bed, her bed, would soon be their bed. Peaceam felt that there was something taking mind about Sam, a marvel that was going to live with her in the same room and to charm her. She should be a very beautiful woman, of angelic beauty, that Sam the White had preferred her to all of the beautiful white women of his race. Sam’s face stuck to Peaceam’s neck as she had a little of that perfume below her ears and perhaps somewhere else, he would recognize soon."