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House of Nails
Author: Lenny Dykstra
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: 2016-06-28
ISBN 10: 0062407384
Pages: 352 pages

House of Nails Book Summary : "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.

No Nails, No Lumber
Author: Jeffrey Head
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: 2012-08-10
ISBN 10: 1616891556
Pages: 168 pages

No Nails, No Lumber Book Summary : Imagine a house constructed in less than forty-eight hours, without using lumber or nails, that is more resistant to fire, earthquakes, and hurricanes than any traditionally built structure. This may sound like the latest development in prefab housing or green architecture, but the design dates back to 1941 when architect Wallace Neff (1895–1982) developed Airform construction as a solution to the global housing crisis. Best known for his elegant Spanish Colonial–revival estates in Southern California, Neff had a private passion for his dome-shaped "bubble houses" made of reinforced concrete cast in position over an inflatable balloon. No Nails, No Lumber shows the beauty and versatility of Neff's design in new and vintage photography, previously unpublished illustrations, and archival material and ephemera.

House of Commons Debates, Official Report
Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 1897
ISBN 10:
Pages: 329 pages

House of Commons Debates, Official Report Book Summary :

Reports from the Court of Claims, Submitted to the House of Representatives, During the First Session of the Thirty-fourth Congress[-third Session of the Thirty-seventh Congress], 1855-'56 [-1862-'63]. Book Summary :

Hearings Before Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives on Sundry Legislation Affecting the Naval and Military Establishments, 1950
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 1951
ISBN 10:
Pages: 3122 pages

Hearings Before Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives on Sundry Legislation Affecting the Naval and Military Establishments, 1950 Book Summary :

Journals of the House of Commons
Author: Great Britain House of Commons
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 1803
ISBN 10:
Pages: 329 pages

Journals of the House of Commons Book Summary :

House
Author: Tracy Kidder
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780618001910
Pages: 341 pages

House Book Summary : 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.

Fifth Report from the Select Committee of the House of Lords on the Sweating System
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords. Select Committee on the Sweating System
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 1890
ISBN 10:
Pages: 47 pages

Fifth Report from the Select Committee of the House of Lords on the Sweating System Book Summary :

Reports from Select Committees of the House of Lords and Evidence
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 1889
ISBN 10:
Pages: 329 pages

Reports from Select Committees of the House of Lords and Evidence Book Summary :

The Law Times Reports of Cases Decided in the House of Lords, the Privy Council, the Court of Appeal ... [new Series] Book Summary :

Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski,Zampan?o
Publisher: Pantheon
Release Date: 2000
ISBN 10: 0375420525
Pages: 709 pages

Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves Book Summary : A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries

Parliamentary Debates. House of Representatives
Author: New Zealand. Parliament
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 1927
ISBN 10:
Pages: 329 pages

Parliamentary Debates. House of Representatives Book Summary :

Reports from Select Committees of the House of Commons, and Evidence, Communicated to the Lords
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 1843
ISBN 10:
Pages: 329 pages

Reports from Select Committees of the House of Commons, and Evidence, Communicated to the Lords Book Summary :

Official Report of Debates, House of Commons
Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 1893
ISBN 10:
Pages: 329 pages

Official Report of Debates, House of Commons Book Summary :

Official Reports of the Debates of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada
Author: Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 1898
ISBN 10:
Pages: 329 pages

Official Reports of the Debates of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada Book Summary :