house of nails

House Of Nails
Author: Lenny Dykstra
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: 2016-06-28
Pages: 352
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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"Tough, straight, upsetting, and strangely beautiful. One of the best sports autobiographies I've ever read. It comes from the heart." —Stephen King Eclipsing the traditional sports memoir, House of Nails, by former world champion, multimillionaire entrepreneur, and imprisoned felon Lenny Dykstra, spins a tragicomic tale of Shakespearean proportions -- a relentlessly entertaining American epic that careens between the heights and the abyss. Nicknamed "Nails" for his hustle and grit, Lenny approached the game of baseball -- and life -- with mythic intensity. During his decade in the majors as a center fielder for the legendary 1980s Mets and the 1990s Phillies, he was named to three All-Star teams and played in two of the most memorable World Series of the modern era. An overachiever known for his clutch hits, high on-base percentage, and aggressive defense, Lenny was later identified by his former minor-league roommate Billy Beane as the prototypical "Moneyball" player in Michael Lewis's bestseller. Tobacco-stained, steroid-powered, and booze-and-drug-fueled, Nails also defined a notorious era of excess in baseball. Then came a second act no novelist could plausibly conjure: After retiring, Dykstra became a celebrated business mogul and investment guru. Touted as "one of the great ones" by CNBC's Jim Cramer, he became "baseball's most improbable post-career success story" (The New Yorker), purchasing a $17.5-million mansion and traveling the world by private jet. But when the economy imploded in 2008, Lenny lost everything. Then the feds moved in: convicted of bankruptcy fraud (unjustly, he contends), Lenny served two and a half harrowing years in prison, where he was the victim of a savage beating by prison guards that knocked out his front teeth. The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, channeling the bewildered fascination of many observers, declared that Lenny's outrageous rise and spectactular fall was "the greatest story that I have ever seen in my lifetime." Now, for the first time, Lenny tells all about his tumultuous career, from battling through crippling pain to steroid use and drug addiction, to a life of indulgence and excess, then, an epic plunge and the long road back to redemption. Was Lenny's hard-charging, risk-it-all nature responsible for his success in baseball and business and his precipitous fall from grace? What lessons, if any, has he learned now that he has had time to think and reflect? Hilarious, unflinchingly honest, and irresistibly readable, House of Nails makes no apologies and leaves nothing left unsaid.

Papers
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher:
Release Date: 1826
Pages:
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Parliamentary Papers
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher:
Release Date: 1826
Pages:
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Wood Frame House Construction
Author: L. O. Anderson
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
Release Date: 2002-04-01
Pages: 236
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book presents sound principles for wood-frame house construction and suggestions for selecting suitable materials that will greatly assist in the construction of a good house. It is also meant as a guide and handbook for those without this type of construction experience.Many wood houses are in existence today that were built more than 200 years ago when early settlers arrived. The modern conventional wood-frame house, with wood or wood product covering materials, is economical, long lasting, and can be constructed in any location. The United States is well supplied with timber and has a diversified industry that manufactures lumber and other wood products used in the house. Few, if any, materials can compete with wood-framing in the construction of houses. However, to provide this efficient wood house, good construction details are important as well as the selection of materials for each specific use.While designing and planning are beyond the scope of this publication, the information on materials and building practices is intended to guide builders and prospective homeowners in erecting a good house with a minimum of maintenance. This handbook can also be used as a training aid for apprentices or as a standard by which to judge the quality of house construction.It sets forth what are considered to be acceptable practices in assembling and arranging the parts of a well-designed wood-frame house. While details of construction may vary in different localities, the fundamental principles are the same. This handbook deals essentially with established methods of construction, and does not attempt to show new ones that are used in various parts of the country.Construction details for houses are given in a series of drawings with accompanying text, which show the methods used in assembling the various parts.In general, the order of presentation conforms to the normal sequence of constructing the building - from foundation to finish work. The final chapters add information on painting, protecting wood from decay and fire, and maintenance. A glossary of housing terms is also included at the back of the handbook to aid with unfamiliar or specific word usage.

House
Author: Tracy Kidder
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 1999
Pages: 341
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Tracy Kidder takes readers to the heart of the American Dream: the building of a family's first house with all its day-to-day frustrations, crises, tensions, challenges, and triumphs.

Technique Of House Nailing
Author: Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.)
Publisher:
Release Date: 1947
Pages: 53
ISBN:
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The Classic Hewn Log House
Author: Charles McRaven
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Release Date: 2014-08-31
Pages: 208
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A classic of early American architecture, the hewn-log house has a unique rustic charm and character. In this engaging and informative guide, Charles McRaven provides illustrated step-by-step instructions that cover every aspect of building your own log house, from selecting the site and hewing the first log to laying the final chimney stone. Whether you’re building a new house or restoring an old one, McRaven offers proven techniques and time-tested advice that will help you successfully create a warm and inviting hewn-log home.

The Year S Best Science Fiction  Eighteenth Annual Collection
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 2001-08-18
Pages: 640
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The twenty-three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our being, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Stephen Baxter, M.Shayne Bell, Rick Cook, Albert E. Cowdrey, Tananarive Due, Greg Egan, Eliot Fintushel, Peter F. Hamilton, Earnest Hogan, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Susan Palwick, Severna Park, Alastair Reynolds, Lucius Shepard, Brian Stableford, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Robert Charles Wilson Supplementing the stories is the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

A Hammer And Some Nails
Author: Mary T. Peterson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2013-12-13
Pages: 270
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This account of Mother building her own house is a remarkable story filled with her vision, fears, anxiety, anguish, determination and joy in fulfilling a lifetime dream. Mother kept a journal throughout the process, so was able to recall even the smallest details in her thought process, the people we met along the way, what they were wearing, what they said, what I said and how we resolved the countless dilemmas. The significance of this accomplishment only became fully apparent to me when I read this book. I did not understand the magnitude of her aspirations, how important it was to her or what a huge undertaking it was. Her persistence in light of the full awareness of potential for failure amazes me. She credits me for frequently solving looming disasters. In retrospect, my confidence was more a result of lack of knowledge. I didn't have the fear of failure, so was able to approach each situation objectively, with a clear head and nothing at stake. The entire project was a diversion for me - a vacation from my duties as a mother, wife and homemaker. My rewards were great and I thoroughly enjoyed this time in my life. This book is a wonderful tribute to the pursuit of a dream.

Habitat For Humanity  How To Build A House
Author: Larry Haun
Publisher: Taunton Press
Release Date: 2002
Pages: 282
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Master builder Larry Haun brings you this complete, step-by-step guide to building a house.