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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.

Hammer and Nails
Author: Josh Bledsoe
Publisher: Flashlight Press
Release Date: 2016-04-01
ISBN 10: 1936261839
Pages: 32 pages

Hammer and Nails Book Summary : Nominee: Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy CLEL Bell Award, TALK 2017-2108 Chickadee Award Darcy has plans. She and her friend are going to play dress up, do each other's hair, and polish their nails. Daddy has plans, too. He's going to read the paper, mow the lawn, and fix the fence. When Darcy's friend cancels and she's sure her day is ruined, Daddy suggests that they tackle their to-do lists together with a Darcy-Daddy Day. Daddy dons a tutu, and Darcy gives him a fancy hair do. They groom the lawn with Her Majesty's Mowing Service and face off in a Daddy-directed sock battle. But will Darcy want to hammer? Will Daddy do nails? Stepping outside their comfort zones, Darcy and Daddy opt to be open-minded and even a bit daring. As Daddy says, "Sometimes things you've never done end up being fun!" With a gung-ho attitude, Darcy masters the hammer, and Daddy goes for it with the nails.

Author: Christopher Frankie
Publisher: Running Press
Release Date: 2013-04-02
ISBN 10: 0762448288
Pages: 288 pages

Nailed Book Summary : Nailed! is a dramatic biography of Lenny Dykstra—the heroic center fielder for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies in the '80s and '90s whose gritty play earned him the nickname “Nails.” Dykstra's unlikely post-baseball rise in the business world is a success story that is only matched by the sordid tale of his ultimate downfall. From famously receiving financial guru Jim Cramer's ringing endorsement as “one of the best” stock prognosticators, to hanging out with Charlie Sheen and numerous prostitutes, to holding court in his 15 million California home, Dykstra lived a highflying lifestyle. He was the toast of the business world before his litany of crimes were detected and his empire began to unravel in 2009, leading to a conviction and prison sentence in 2012 with more charges pending. Through compelling storytelling supported by extensive research and documentation—including interviews with many of Dykstra's friends, family, and business associates—Nailed! Peels back the layers of this onion to reveal that the criminal charges of grand theft auto, identity theft, vandalism, lewd behavior, sexual assault, and more are just the tip of the iceberg. This is an engaging read of a sports and business hero gone bad.

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 :

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.

House of Dragons
Author: Jessica Cluess
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2020-05-12
ISBN 10: 0525648178
Pages: 528 pages

House of Dragons Book Summary : Five royal houses will hear the call to compete in the Trial for the dragon throne. A liar, a soldier, a servant, a thief, and a murderer will answer it. Who will win? THREE DARK CROWNS meets THE BREAKFAST CLUB with DRAGONS. When the Emperor dies, the five royal houses of Etrusia attend the Call, where one of their own will be selected to compete for the throne. It is always the oldest child, the one who has been preparing for years to compete in the Trial. But this year is different. This year these five outcasts will answer the call. . . . THE LIAR: Emilia must hide her dark magic or be put to death. THE SOLDIER: Lucian is a warrior who has sworn to never lift a sword again. THE SERVANT: Vespir is a dragon trainer whose skills alone will keep her in the game. THE THIEF: Ajax knows that nothing is free--he must take what he wants. THE MURDERER: Hyperia was born to rule and will stop at nothing to take her throne.

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 :

Hammers  Nails  Planks  and Paint
Author: Thomas Campbell Jackson
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780590446426
Pages: 32 pages

Hammers Nails Planks and Paint Book Summary : A step-by-step description of how a new house is built, from the architect's first blueprint to the day a family moves into their new home.

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