📒The Eighty Dollar Champion ✍ Elizabeth Letts

♠Book Title : The Eighty Dollar Champion
✍Author : Elizabeth Letts
♛Publisher : Hachette UK
♣Release Date : 2014-05-15
✿Pages : 160
♠ISBN : 9781472111234
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Eighty Dollar Champion Book Synopsis : Harry de Leyer first saw the horse he would name Snowman on a truck bound for the slaughterhouse. The recent Dutch immigrant recognized the spark in the eye of the beaten-up nag and bought him for eighty dollars. On Harry's modest farm on Long Island, he ultimately taught Snowman how to fly. Here is the dramatic and inspiring rise to stardom of an unlikely duo. One show at a time, against extraordinary odds and some of the most expensive thoroughbreds alive, the pair climbed to the very top of the sport of show jumping. Their story captured the heart of Cold War-era America-a story of unstoppable hope, inconceivable dreams, and the chance to have it all. They were the longest of all longshots-and their win was the stuff of legend.

📒The Perfect Horse ✍ Elizabeth Letts

♠Book Title : The Perfect Horse
✍Author : Elizabeth Letts
♛Publisher : Ballantine Books
♣Release Date : 2016-08-23
✿Pages : 400
♠ISBN : 9780345544810
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Perfect Horse Book Synopsis : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II In the chaotic last days of the war, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes an astonishing find—his briefcase is empty but for photos of beautiful white horses that have been stolen and kept on a secret farm behind enemy lines. Hitler has stockpiled the world’s finest purebreds in order to breed the perfect military machine—an equine master race. But with the starving Russian army closing in, the animals are in imminent danger of being slaughtered for food. With only hours to spare, one of the U.S. Army’s last great cavalrymen, Colonel Hank Reed, makes a bold decision—with General George Patton’s blessing—to mount a covert rescue operation. Racing against time, Reed’s small but determined force of soldiers, aided by several turncoat Germans, steals across enemy lines in a last-ditch effort to save the horses. Pulling together this multistranded story, Elizabeth Letts introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters: Alois Podhajsky, director of the famed Spanish Riding School of Vienna, a former Olympic medalist who is forced to flee the bomb-ravaged Austrian capital with his entire stable in tow; Gustav Rau, Hitler’s imperious chief of horse breeding, a proponent of eugenics who dreams of genetically engineering the perfect warhorse for Germany; and Tom Stewart, a senator’s son who makes a daring moonlight ride on a white stallion to secure the farm’s surrender. A compelling account for animal lovers and World War II buffs alike, The Perfect Horse tells for the first time the full story of these events. Elizabeth Letts’s exhilarating tale of behind-enemy-lines adventure, courage, and sacrifice brings to life one of the most inspiring chapters in the annals of human valor. Praise for The Perfect Horse “Winningly readable . . . Letts captures both the personalities and the stakes of this daring mission with such a sharp ear for drama that the whole second half of the book reads like a WWII thriller dreamed up by Alan Furst or Len Deighton. . . . The right director could make a Hollywood classic out of this fairy tale.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Letts, a lifelong equestrienne, eloquently brings together the many facets of this unlikely, poignant story underscoring the love and respect of man for horses.”—Kirkus Reviews “The Perfect Horse raises the narrative bar. Applying her skills as a researcher, storyteller and horsewoman, Letts provides context that makes this account spellbinding.”—Culturess “The Perfect Horse is an enthralling and moving story that I could not put down. This is a riveting and unique perspective on World War II.”—Molly Guptill Manning, author of When Books Went to War “Passionately told and dazzling in scope, The Perfect Horse charges headlong into an unforgettable tale of World War II, when good men were given a final mission—to save beloved horses—at an hour when no one wanted to die. In Elizabeth Letts, the saga of World War II’s white stallions has found its perfect guardian.”—Adam Makos, author of A Higher Call “Elizabeth Letts’s beautiful prose, woven together with meticulous research, takes you for a ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end.”—Robin Hutton, author of Sgt. Reckless

📒 ✍ Даниэла Стил

♠Book Title :
✍Author : Даниэла Стил
♛Publisher : Litres
♣Release Date : 2017-09-05
✿Pages :
♠ISBN : 9785457964372
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝 Book Synopsis : История двух аристократических семей, оказавшихся в пекле Второй мировой войны.Жестокая действительность беспощадно вторглась в жизнь фон Хеммерлей и фон Бингенов, навеки разлучив детей с родителями, лишив крова и родины, всего, что было так дорого сердцу, – однако ничто не смогло сломить их гордый, свободолюбивый дух, убить жажду жизни и любви, растоптать их честность и человечность. Страх, смертельная опасность, скитания по миру, горечь утрат – трудно представить себе беды и страдания, которые выпали на долю благородного Николаса фон Бингена и нежной, женственной Марианны фон Хеммерле. Однако надежда на лучшее давала им силы, даже когда, казалось бы, все уже было потеряно... но пока в сердцах царит любовь, в них нет места унынию!

📒 ✍ Дипак Чопра

♠Book Title :
✍Author : Дипак Чопра
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2012
✿Pages : 318
♠ISBN : 5399003457
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝 Book Synopsis : Эта книга - ринг, где сошлись два мировоззрения, духовность и наука. От исхода поединка зависит будущее мира. И замечательно, что они встретились лицом к лицу - здесь. Сторону духовности представляет Дипак Чопра

📒 ✍ Уильям Гибсон

♠Book Title :
✍Author : Уильям Гибсон
♛Publisher : Азбука-Аттикус
♣Release Date : 2015-09-30
✿Pages : 384
♠ISBN : 9785389104372
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝 Book Synopsis : Уильям Гибсон прославился трилогией «Киберпространство» («Нейромант», «Граф Ноль», «Мона Лиза овердрайв»), ставшей краеугольным камнем киберпанка и определившей лицо современной литературы на десятилетия вперед. Но очень быстро жанровому революционеру стали тесны рамки любого жанра — и за совместной с Брюсом Стерлингом стимпанк-эпопеей «Машина различий» последовали «Трилогия Моста», действие которой происходит в своего рода альтернативном настоящем, и «Трилогия „Синего муравья“», начатая романом «Распознавание образов». Кейс Поллард — своего рода рыночный эксперт, она зарабатывает на жизнь, консультируя рекламные и маркетинговые агентства. Ее услугами пользуются ведущие игроки рынка: Поллард обладает уникальным чутьем на дизайн торговых марок и знаков. Об обратной стороне ее способностей знают только родственники и личный психиатр. Кейс страдает от уникального расстройства психики: навязчивая торговая символика и реклама вызывают у нее приступы страха. Но главный смысл жизни Кейс заключается в обсуждении фрагментов кинофильма, которые анонимный автор регулярно выгружает в Сеть на всеобщее обозрение. Дело принимает неожиданный оборот, когда Кейс получает задание найти автора фрагментов, вокруг которых успел сложиться настоящий культ...

📒The People S Horse ✍ Linda Carroll

♠Book Title : The People s Horse
✍Author : Linda Carroll
♛Publisher : Hachette UK
♣Release Date : 2018-05-29
✿Pages : 320
♠ISBN : 9780316432214
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The People s Horse Book Synopsis : In the bestselling tradition of Seabiscuit and The Eighty-Dollar Champion, THE PEOPLE'S HORSE tells the rags-to-riches saga of Stymie and the unlikely horseman who bought the unwanted colt on the cheap and transformed him into racing's ultimate Cinderella champion and top career money winner, creating a beloved folk hero that inspired a postwar nation in pursuit of the American Dream. In the wake of World War II, as turmoil and chaos were giving way to a spirit of optimism, Americans were looking for inspiration and role models showing that it was possible to start from the bottom and work your way up to the top-and they found it in Stymie, the failed racehorse plucked from the discard heap by trainer Hirsch Jacobs. Like Stymie, Jacobs was a commoner in "The Sport of Kings," a dirt-poor Brooklyn city slicker who forged an unlikely career as racing's winningest trainer by buying cheap, unsound nags and magically transforming them into winners. The $1,500 pittance Jacobs paid to claim Stymie became history's biggest bargain as the ultimate iron horse went on to run a whopping 131 races and win 25 stakes, becoming the first Thoroughbred ever to earn more than $900,000. The Cinderella champion nicknamed "The People's Horse" captivated the masses with his rousing charge-from-behind stretch runs, his gritty blue-collar work ethic, and his rags-to-riches success story. In a golden age when horse racing rivaled baseball and boxing as America's most popular pastime, he was every bit as inspiring a sports hero as Joe DiMaggio and Joe Louis. Taking readers on a crowd-pleasing ride with Stymie and Jacobs, The People's Horse unwinds a real-life Horatio Alger tale of a dauntless team and its working-class fans who lived vicariously through the stouthearted little colt they embraced as their own.

♠Book Title : Talking Book Topics
✍Author :
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2014
✿Pages :
♠ISBN : OSU:32435087601381
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Sgt Reckless ✍ Robin Hutton

♠Book Title : Sgt Reckless
✍Author : Robin Hutton
♛Publisher : Regnery Publishing
♣Release Date : 2014-07-28
✿Pages : 368
♠ISBN : 9781621572756
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Sgt Reckless Book Synopsis : A New York Times Bestseller! From the racetrack to the battlefield—dauntless, fearless, and exemplar of Semper Fi—she was Reckless, "pride of the Marines." A Mongolian mare who was bred to be a racehorse, Ah-Chim-Hai, or Flame-of-the-Morning, belonged to a young boy named Kim-Huk-Moon. In order to pay for a prosthetic leg for his sister, Kim made the difficult decision to sell his beloved companion. Lieutenant Eric Pedersen purchased the bodacious mare and renamed her Reckless, for the Recoilless Rifles Platoon, Anti-Tank Division, of the 5th Marines she’d be joining. The four-legged equine braved minefields and hailing shrapnel to deliver ammunition to her division on the frontlines. In one day alone, performing fifty-one trips up and down treacherous terrain, covering a distance of over thirty-five miles, and rescuing wounded comrades-in-arms, Reckless demonstrated her steadfast devotion to the Marines who had become her herd. Despite only measuring about thirteen hands high, this pint-sized equine became an American hero. Reckless was awarded two Purple Hearts for her valor and was officially promoted to staff sergeant twice, a distinction never bestowed upon an animal before or since. Author Robin Hutton has reignited excitement about this nearly forgotten legend, realizing the Sgt. Reckless Memorial Monument at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, completed in July 2013, and now spurring the creation of a second memorial at Camp Pendleton, California, where Reckless lived out the rest of her days. The paperback edition includes a new foreword by General James F. Amos, 35th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. It will appeal to fans of Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit, Elizabeth Letts' The Eighty Dollar Champion, and the feature film War Horse.

📒The Promise Of Home ✍ Darcie Chan

♠Book Title : The Promise of Home
✍Author : Darcie Chan
♛Publisher : Ballantine Books
♣Release Date : 2015-08-04
✿Pages : 416
♠ISBN : 9780345541574
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Promise of Home Book Synopsis : Writing in the tradition of Jan Karon and Maeve Binchy, New York Times bestselling author Darcie Chan returns readers to Mill River, the charming town whose residents experience surprises and sorrows, witness acts of goodwill and kindness, embrace family love and friendship—and uncover age-old secrets and heartaches. These days, Mill River, Vermont, is a hive of activity. Karen Cooper bids farewell to her husband, Nick, as he leaves for Saudi Arabia to work as a contractor. But when he goes missing, Karen turns to beloved nonagenarian Father O’Brien for counsel. Kyle Hansen and Claudia Simon blissfully prepare for their wedding—until a new acquaintance threatens their romance. Emily DiSanti, haunted by a tragedy that tore her world apart a decade ago, is renovating the old McAllister mansion, eager to restore its former beauty and to find peace in the intense workload. All these lives—and the lives of others in this small town—move forward, bump up against one another, and intertwine. And when a cache of letters is discovered, a powerful and unexpected secret comes to light—one rooted deeply in the childhood of the longtime priest who has touched the lives of everyone in Mill River. Praise for The Promise of Home “Chan has once again told a mesmerizing tale about how difficult yet beautiful navigating the river of life can be. This author is, quite simply, an amazing storyteller.”—Fredericksburg Free Lance–Star “Difficult to put down . . . [a] celebration of the healing power of community.”—Booklist “Who better to satisfy [summer] reader cravings than Darcie Chan. . . . Read on—and keep turning those pages [until you] find yourself looking forward to Darcie Chan’s next novel. Whew.”—Hudson Valley News “This serene backdrop is the perfect juxtaposition to the internal turmoil of Karen Cooper. Together the townsfolk make a well-rounded novel full of desperation, hope and redemption. This is a beautiful addition to the Mill River series, yet also reads well as a stand-alone novel.”—RT Book Reviews “[A] layered and heartwarming novel that intertwines a number of engaging contemporary storylines and intersperses them with . . . fascinating insights and historical details along the way. A light-handed affirmation of the power of love, faith, and community.”—Kirkus Reviews Praise for Darcie Chan’s The Mill River Redemption “An enchanting storyteller, Chan is one of those rare authors who makes you feel more fully alive.”—Elizabeth Letts, author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion “An engrossing page-turner [with] sympathetic and relatable characters.”—Library Journal Praise for The Mill River Recluse “A heartwarming story.”—Examiner.com “Chan’s sweet novel displays her talent. . . . A comforting book about the random acts of kindness that hold communities together.”—Kirkus Reviews “A real page-turner.”—IndieReader “Chan does an amazing job with pacing while maintaining continuity and weaving universal themes such as friendship, love, new beginnings and overcoming adversities into small town life.”—RT Book Reviews “This debut novel is a genre-breaking thriller with romantic overtones that should appeal to both men and women.”—Huntington News Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

♠Book Title : The Mill River Redemption
✍Author : Darcie Chan
♛Publisher : Ballantine Books
♣Release Date : 2014-08-26
✿Pages : 416
♠ISBN : 9780345541567
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Mill River Redemption Book Synopsis : New York Times bestselling author Darcie Chan returns to the enchanting town of Mill River in a heartwarming novel of family, self-discovery, and forgiveness. Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy. Josie DiSanti is starting over. Recently widowed, she has fled her New York City home with her two young daughters—spirited Rose and shy Emily—in tow. She takes refuge in Mill River, Vermont, to live with her only remaining relative, Ivy Collard, the local bookstore owner and a woman Josie barely knows. There, the young mother and her girls build a new life for themselves—until a shocking tragedy tears the sisters apart. Years later, Josie’s still-estranged daughters return to the quiet town for the reading of their mother’s will, which stipulates that they must work together to locate a hidden key to a safe-deposit box containing their inheritance. Even from the great beyond, it seems Josie will do anything to bring about her daughters’ reconciliation. Having no choice but to go along with their mother’s final wishes, Rose and Emily move back to Mill River for the summer to begin the search—discovering that, in the close-knit community known for magic and miracles, an even greater treasure awaits them. Praise for The Mill River Redemption “Delving into the complicated roles of siblings, parents, and neighbors, [Darcie] Chan gives each Mill River character a powerful role in refining and influencing these dynamics.”—New York Journal of Books “Darcie Chan paints a vivid and loving portrait of the kind of small town we all wished we lived in. This layered tale of two estranged sisters brought together by a mother’s love will make you laugh, cry, cheer, hug your loved ones a little tighter. An enchanting storyteller, Chan is one of those rare authors who make you feel more fully alive.”—Elizabeth Letts, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion “Readers looking for a feel-good book about small towns and family bonds won’t be disappointed by Chan’s latest.”—Kirkus Reviews “An engrossing page-turner, reeling readers in further with each layer that’s revealed . . . a satisfying read with sympathetic and relatable characters that will be good for book group discussions and vacation reading.”—Library Journal “Charming . . . compelling . . . Slow reveals and dramatic twists proliferate.”—Booklist Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

📒Puck

♠Book Title : Puck
✍Author :
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 1891
✿Pages :
♠ISBN : PRNC:32101074880327
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Puck Book Synopsis :

📒Ohio Poland China Record ✍ Ohio Poland-China Record Company

♠Book Title : Ohio Poland China Record
✍Author : Ohio Poland-China Record Company
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 1904
✿Pages :
♠ISBN : UCAL:B3254124
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Ohio Poland China Record Book Synopsis :

📒Elephant Company ✍ Vicki Croke

♠Book Title : Elephant Company
✍Author : Vicki Croke
♛Publisher : Random House
♣Release Date : 2014
✿Pages : 343
♠ISBN : 9781400069330
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Elephant Company Book Synopsis : Tells the story of James Howard "Billy" Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world's largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill.

♠Book Title : Laws Joint Resolutions and Memorials
✍Author : Nebraska
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 1897
✿Pages :
♠ISBN : SRLF:A0001930148
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Laws Joint Resolutions and Memorials Book Synopsis :

♠Book Title : Prairie Farmer
✍Author :
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 1866
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♠ISBN : MSU:31293029488636
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Prairie Farmer Book Synopsis :

📒One Nation Under Dog ✍ Michael Schaffer

♠Book Title : One Nation Under Dog
✍Author : Michael Schaffer
♛Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
♣Release Date : 2009-03-31
✿Pages : 304
♠ISBN : 9781429962728
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝One Nation Under Dog Book Synopsis : A witty, insightful, and affectionate examination of how and why we spend billions on our pets, and what this tells us about ourselves In 2003, Michael Schaffer and his wife drove to a rural shelter and adopted an emaciated, dreadlocked Saint Bernard who they named Murphy. They vowed that they'd never become the kind of people who send dogs named Baxter and Sonoma out to get facials, or shell out for $12,000 hip replacements. But then they started to get weird looks from the in-laws: You hired a trainer? Your vet prescribed antidepressants? So Schaffer started poking around and before long happened on an astonishing statistic: the pet industry, estimated at $43 billion this year, was just $17 billion barely a decade earlier. One Nation Under Dog is about America's pet obsession—the explosion, over the past generation, of an industry full of pet masseuses, professional dog-walkers, organic kibble, leash-law militants, luxury pet spas, veterinary grief counselors, upscale dog shampoos, and the like: a booming economy that is evidence of tremendous and rapid change in the status of America's pets. Schaffer provides a surprising and lively portrait of our country—as how we treat our pets reflects evolving ideas about domesticity, consumerism, politics, and family—through this fabulously reported and sympathetic look at both us and our dogs.

♠Book Title : The Champion and Weekly Herald
✍Author :
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 1838
✿Pages :
♠ISBN : PRNC:32101064172420
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Champion and Weekly Herald Book Synopsis :

♠Book Title : Open Shop Review
✍Author :
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 1922
✿Pages :
♠ISBN : UIUC:30112061996937
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Open Shop Review Book Synopsis :

📒Alaska ✍ James A. Michener

♠Book Title : Alaska
✍Author : James A. Michener
♛Publisher : Dial Press
♣Release Date : 2013-12-17
✿Pages : 1152
♠ISBN : 9780804151429
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Alaska Book Synopsis : In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present. As his characters struggle for survival, Michener weaves together the exciting high points of Alaska’s story: its brutal origins; the American acquisition; the gold rush; the tremendous growth and exploitation of the salmon industry; the arduous construction of the Alcan Highway, undertaken to defend the territory during World War II. A spellbinding portrait of a human community fighting to establish its place in the world, Alaska traces a bold and majestic saga of the enduring spirit of a land and its people. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Alaska “Few will escape the allure of the land and people [Michener] describes. . . . Alaska takes the reader on a journey through one of the bleakest, richest, most foreboding, and highly inviting territories in our Republic, if not the world. . . . The characters that Michener creates are bigger than life.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Always the master of exhaustive historical research, Michener tracks the settling of Alaska [in] vividly detailed scenes and well-developed characters.”—Boston Herald “Michener is still, sentence for sentence, writing’s fastest attention grabber.”—The New York Times

♠Book Title : Monster of the Midway
✍Author : Jim Dent
♛Publisher : Macmillan
♣Release Date : 2013-09-24
✿Pages : 320
♠ISBN : 9781466853102
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Monster of the Midway Book Synopsis : Jim Dent's Monster of the Midway is the story of football's fiercest competitor, the legendary Bronko Nagurski. From his discovery in the middle of a Minnesota field to his 1943 comeback season at Wrigley, from the University of Minnesota to the Hall of Fame, Bronko Nagurksi's life is a story of grit, hard work, passion, and, above all, an unstoppable drive to win. Monster of the Midway recounts Nagurski's unparalleled triumphs during the 1930s and '40s, when the Chicago Bears were the kings of professional football. From 1930, the Bronk's first year, through 1943, his last, the Bears won five NFL titles and played in four other NFL Championship Games. Focusing on Nagurski's 1943 comeback season, and how he miraculously led the Bears to their fourth NFL championship against the backdrop of World War II era Chicago, Jim Dent uncovers the riveting drama of Nagurski's playing days. His efforts were the stuff of legend, and his success in 1943 accomplished in spite of a battered frame, worn-out knees, multiple cracked ribs, and a broken bone in his lower back. While chronicling the drama of the '43 championship chase, Dent also tells of both the Bears' colorful early years and Bronko's improbable rise to fame from the backwoods of northern Minnesota. Woven into the narrative are the sights and smells and sounds of one of the most romantic, flavorful eras of the twentieth century. And laced through it all are stories of legend: Bronko rubbing shoulders with colorful characters like George Halas, Red Grange, Sid Luckman, and Sammy Baugh; Bronko running into (and breaking) the brick wall at Wrigley Field; Bronko winning All-American spots for two positions; Bronko knocking scores of opponents unconscious; and Bronko reaching the heights of football glory and, with rare grace, turning his back on the game after winning his last championship. Rich in unforgettable stories and scenes, this is Jim Dent's account of Bronko Nagurski-arguably the greatest football player who ever lived-and his teammates, the roughest, toughest, rowdiest group of players ever to don leather helmets, and the original Monsters of the Midway.

📒That Old Ace In The Hole ✍ Annie Proulx

♠Book Title : That Old Ace in the Hole
✍Author : Annie Proulx
♛Publisher : Simon and Schuster
♣Release Date : 2007-12-01
✿Pages : 384
♠ISBN : 1416588922
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝That Old Ace in the Hole Book Synopsis : Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Annie Proulx's That Old Ace in the Hole is told through the eyes of Bob Dollar, a young Denver man tryingto make good in a bad world. Dollar is out of college but aimless, when he takes a job with Global Pork Rind -- his task to locate big spreads of land in the Texas and Oklahoma panahandles that can be purchased by the corporation and converted to hog farms. Dollar finds himself in a Texas town called Woolybucket, whose idiosyncratic inhabitants have ridden out all manner of seismic shifts in panhandle country. These are tough men and women who witnessed first hand tornadoes, dust storms, and the demise of the great cattle ranches. Now it's feed lots, hog farms, and ever-expanding drylands. Dollar settles into LaVon Fronk's old bunkhouse for fifty dollars a month, helps out at Cy Frease's Old Dog Café, targets Ace and Tater Crouch's ranch for Global Pork, and learns the hard way how vigorously the old owners will hold on to their land, even though their children want no part of it. Robust, often bawdy, strikingly original and intimate, The Old Ace in the Hole tracks the vast waves of change that have shaped the American landscape and the character over the past century. In Bob Dollar, Proulx has created one of the most irresistible characters in contemporary fiction.