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Sparring Partners

By John Grisham
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  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Isbn : 0385549334
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John Grisham is the acknowledged master of the legal thriller. In his first collection of novellas, law is a common thread, but America’s favorite storyteller has several surprises in store. “Homecoming” takes us back to Ford County, the fictional setting of many of John Grisham’s unforgettable stories. Jake Brigance is back, but he’s not in the courtroom. He’s called upon to help an old friend, Mack Stafford, a former lawyer in Clanton, who three years earlier became a local legend when he stole money from his clients, divorced his wife, filed for bankruptcy, and left his family in the middle of the night, never to be heard from again—until now. Now Mack is back, and he’s leaning on his old pals, Jake and Harry Rex, to help him return. His homecoming does not go as planned. In “Strawberry Moon,” we meet Cody Wallace, a young death row inmate only three hours away from execution. His lawyers can’t save him, the courts slam the door, and the governor says no to a last-minute request for clemency. As the clock winds down, Cody has one final request. The “Sparring Partners” are the Malloy brothers, Kirk and Rusty, two successful young lawyers who inherited a once prosperous firm when its founder, their father, was sent to prison. Kirk and Rusty loathe each other, and speak to each other only when necessary. As the firm disintegrates, the resulting fiasco falls into the lap of Diantha Bradshaw, the only person the partners trust. Can she save the Malloys, or does she take a stand for the first time in her career and try to save herself? By turns suspenseful, hilarious, powerful, and moving, these are three of the greatest stories John Grisham has ever told.

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Hangin’ Tough is a collection of essays and short stories that celebrate boxing. Jawed Akrim, a lifelong scholar and fan of the noble sport, answers an individual question with each essay or story. The question-and-answer format engages readers and encompass a variety of topics, such as: • Was there ever someone more intimidating than Mike Tyson? • Were people scared to fight Muhammad Ali? • Has a boxer ever been so nervous that they didn’t leave the dressing room? • Who would win in a match between Sonny Liston and Rocky Balboa? • What was the most unrealistic thing that happened in the Rocky movies? Filled with colorful personalities such as boxers Muhammad Ali, Canelo Alvarez, Sonny Banks, Trevor Berbick, David Bey, Joe Louis, and many others, the book also highlights trainers and other sports figures with a connection to the ring. Prepare to be shocked, amazed, and even horrified as you take a walk on the wilder side of boxing history.

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 321
  • File Pdf: henry-cooper.pdf

Book Summary:

When Sir Henry Cooper died in May 2011, the depth of affection in the tributes was a testament to his remarkable popularity. Put simply, Henry Cooper was the nation's favourite boxer: a gentleman and a great sportsman of whom Muhammad Ali - famously floored by Enery's 'Ammer in 1963 - remarked, 'Henry Cooper hit me so hard my ancestors in Africa felt it.' Sir Henry's popularity transcended boxing and he became an even bigger national hero in the years after his retirement from the ring in 1971, raising millions of pounds for charity with unstinting efforts recognised and rewarded with a knighthood. During his fighting career he was the only boxer to win three Lonsdale Belts outright, was undefeated European and Empire champion and the British title-holder for more than eleven years. Originally planned as an autobiography, and written with the blessing of Henry's two sons, A Hero for All Time is a well-informed and detailed biography that puts his life and extraordinary boxing career into fresh focus. It includes in-depth summaries of his major fights, with new commentaries from Henry himself. Featuring many previously untold stories about his boxing career, it paints an intimate portrait of a man whose courage, skill and sportsmanship lifted him into the land of sporting legend.

A Treasury of Edgar Rice Burroughs

By Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 162793233X
  • Pages : 1218
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 904
  • File Pdf: a-treasury-of-edgar-rice-burroughs.pdf

Book Summary:

Collected here in this oversized omnibus edition are nine novels of adventure by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Burroughs was the undisputed master of pulp fiction. His characters Tarzan and John Carter are still household names today. Now you can thrill to his other fine novels which include At the Earth's Core, Pellucidar, The Outlaw of Torn, The Efficiency Expert, The Monster Men, The Oakdale Affair, The Land That Time Forgot, The Lost Continent, and The People that Time Forgot. Buckle up and enjoy the ride!

The Efficiency Expert

By Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Isbn : 3986476873
  • Pages : 222
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 991
  • File Pdf: the-efficiency-expert.pdf

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The Efficiency Expert Edgar Rice Burroughs - The Efficiency Expert is a 1921 short novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs. One of a small number of Burroughs' novels set in contemporary America as opposed to a fantasy universe, The Efficiency Expert follows the adventures of Jimmy Torrance as he attempts to make a career for himself in 1921 Chicago. The book is remarkable for the criminal livelihoods of the hero's friends. It was also admitted to be a fictionalization of Burroughs' own difficulties in finding a job prior to becoming a best-selling writer. Though written in 1919, it was first published in the October 1921 edition of the All-Story Weekly magazine. The first book publication was by House of Greystoke in 1966.

Science Fiction Stories

By Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 谷月社
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 980
  • File Pdf: science-fiction-stories.pdf

Book Summary:

The gymnasium was packed as Jimmy Torrance stepped into the ring for the final event of the evening that was to decide the boxing championship of the university. Drawing to a close were the nearly four years of his college career—profitable years, Jimmy considered them, and certainly successful up to this point. In the beginning of his senior year he had captained the varsity eleven, and in the coming spring he would again sally forth upon the diamond as the star initial sacker of collegedom. His football triumphs were in the past, his continued baseball successes a foregone conclusion—if he won to-night his cup of happiness, and an unassailably dominant position among his fellows, would be assured, leaving nothing more, in so far as Jimmy reasoned, to be desired from four years attendance at one of America’s oldest and most famous universities. The youth who would dispute the right to championship honors with Jimmy was a dark horse to the extent that he was a freshman, and, therefore, practically unknown. He had worked hard, however, and given a good account of himself in his preparations for the battle, and there were rumors, as there always are about every campus, of marvelous exploits prior to his college days. It was even darkly hinted that he was a professional pugilist. As a matter of fact, he was the best exponent of the manly art of self-defense that Jimmy Torrance had ever faced, and in addition thereto he outweighed the senior and outreached him. The boxing contest, as the faculty members of the athletic committee preferred to call it, was, from the tap of the gong, as pretty a two-fisted scrap as ever any aggregation of low-browed fight fans witnessed. The details of this gory contest, while interesting, have no particular bearing upon the development of this tale. What interests us is the outcome, which occurred in the middle of a very bloody fourth round, in which Jimmy Torrance scored a clean knock-out....

Reputation Management in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

By Robert Burkhardt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Diplomica Verlag
  • Isbn : 3836658259
  • Pages : 122
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 99
  • File Pdf: reputation-management-in-small-and-medium-sized-enterprises.pdf

Book Summary:

“It takes 20 years to build up a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” (Warren Buffett) British Petrol, Deutsche Bank, Nike, Siemens, Volkswagen – what do these companies have in common? First, they are part of the world market leaders in their business area and successful trendsetters, e.g. British Petrol in sustainable resources, Nike in sports goods and Siemens in high technology. Second, all of them had these “five minutes” to ruin their reputation. They are perceived in close contact with environmental pollution, mass layoffs, child labour, corruption and fraud. What went wrong and how strong were the economical influences from these issues? In fact, these companies did not care enough about managing their reputation in an appropriate way and it is obvious that they underestimated the power of their stakeholders. Reputation Management comprises the total of a company’s systematic activities to influence its reputation positively. By now it is regarded as a pivotal instrument to support corporate management. Due to their size and influence, multinational corporations dominated upcoming reputation issues for decades. But in the age of Internet and mobile communication reputation has become more visible for every size of company, which requires explicit management. As a result, Small and Medium-sized companies face a new challenge. This work will contribute in bringing more clarity into this situation.

Delphi Complete Works of Edgar Rice Burroughs (Illustrated)

By Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 8901
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 674
  • File Pdf: delphi-complete-works-of-edgar-rice-burroughs.pdf

Book Summary:

One of the most imaginative writers of the twentieth century, Edgar Rice Burroughs created popular and exciting heroes such as Tarzan and John Carter, whose thrilling adventures continue to entertain millions of readers across the world. This comprehensive eBook presents Burroughs’ complete works (except for five non-public domain works) , with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 3) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Burroughs’s life and works * Concise introductions to all the novel series * ALL the novels in the public domain, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Special Contextual Pieces section, with reviews, articles and essays evaluating Burroughs’s contribution to literature * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with 3 more novels and corrections CONTENTS: The Novels The Tarzan Series Tarzan of the Apes (1912) The Return of Tarzan (1913) The Beasts of Tarzan (1914) The Son of Tarzan (1914) Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar (1916) Jungle Tales of Tarzan (1917) Tarzan the Untamed (1921) Tarzan the Terrible (1921) Tarzan and the Golden Lion (1923) Tarzan and the Ant Men (1924) Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins (1927) Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (1928) Tarzan and the Lost Empire (1928) Tarzan at the Earth’s Core (1929) Tarzan the Invincible (1930) Tarzan Triumphant (1931) Tarzan and the City of Gold (1932) Tarzan and the Lion Man (1934) Tarzan and the Leopard Men (1935) Tarzan’s Quest (1936) Tarzan the Magnificent (1937) Tarzan and the Forbidden City (1938) Tarzan and the Castaways (1940) Tarzan and the Foreign Legion (1947) Tarzan and the Madman (1964) The Barsoom Series A Princess of Mars (1912) The Gods of Mars (1914) The Warlord of Mars (1918) Thuvia, Maid of Mars (1920) The Chessmen of Mars (1922) The Master Mind of Mars (1928) A Fighting Man of Mars (1931) Swords of Mars (1936) Synthetic Men of Mars (1940) Llana of Gathol (1948) John Carter and the Giant of Mars (1941) Skeleton Men of Jupiter (1943) The Pellucidar Series At the Earth’s Core (1914) Pellucidar (1923) Tanar of Pellucidar (1928) Back to the Stone Age (1937) Savage Pellucidar (1942) Land of Terror (1944) The Mucker Series The Mucker (1914) The Return of the Mucker (1916) The Oakdale Affair (1917) The Jungle Adventures The Man-Eater (1915) The Cave Girl (1925) The Eternal Lover (1925) Jungle Girl (1932) The Lad and the Lion (1938) The Caspak Series The Land that Time Forgot (1918) The People that Time Forgot (1918) Out of Time’s Abyss (1918) The Moon Series The Moon Maid (1922) The Moon Men (1919) The Red Hawk (1926) The Western Novels The Bandit of Hell’s Bend (1926) The War Chief (1927) Apache Devil (1933) The Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County (1940) The Venus Series Pirates of Venus (1934) Lost on Venus (1935) Carson of Venus (1939) Escape on Venus (1946) The Wizard of Venus (1964) The Other Novels The Lost Continent (1916) The Girl from Farris’s (1916) H. R. H. the Rider (1918) The Efficiency Expert (1921) The Girl from Hollywood (1923) The Mad King (1926) The Outlaw of Torn (1927) The Monster Men (1929) The Resurrection of Jimber-Jaw (1937) Beyond the Farthest Star (1941) Contextual Pieces List of Reviews and Articles Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

On the Chin

By Alex McClintock
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Isbn : 1925774678
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 526
  • File Pdf: on-the-chin.pdf

Book Summary:

The sporting memoir of an unlikely pugilist's attempt to take on Australia’s amateur boxing circuit.

The Professional Knowledge Economy

By P. Tordoir
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 9401584370
  • Pages : 212
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 876
  • File Pdf: the-professional-knowledge-economy.pdf

Book Summary:

Knowledge is the great fifth production factor in our economy, besides capital, labour, land, and entrepreneurship. Perhaps it is the most precious of the five factors, because it takes so much effort and money to keep it well-nourished. Perhaps it is the most strategic of the five factors, because we depend on it to develop business, the economy, and the world at large in a balanced and sustainable direction. Knowledge is certainly one of the least understood factors and one of the hardest to grasp. This book concerns the largest pool of knowledge, which is professional knowledge. This form of knowledge, albeit being very close to business practice, is nonetheless least understood of all. Economists have tried to grasp the knowledge factor, measuring and assessing it in terms of the pools of R&D-expenditures, patented innovations, licences, and other forms of knowledge that can be documented. The pool of professional knowledge is not among these, because it is tacit. It can only exist in our head; it is intrinsically tied to people --the professionals. Professional knowledge is the articulation of scientific and documented knowledge, and the individual experience and dexterity of individuals. It is for this reason that it is so hard to grasp; while for this very same reason, it is so close to the life of business, to the shopfloor of our advanced economies.

Ricky Hatton's Vegas Tales

By Ricky Hatton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Isbn : 1472223462
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 133
  • File Pdf: ricky-hatton-s-vegas-tales.pdf

Book Summary:

Ricky Hatton's brilliance as a boxer, his down-to-earth demeanour and his live-wire sense of humour have made him a national treasure. Five of Ricky's biggest and most explosive fights took place in the boxing Mecca of Las Vegas. Tens of thousands of British fans followed him there to watch these monumental bouts, and to soak up the unique atmosphere in Sin City. In Ricky's Hatton's Vegas Tales, he recalls the most memorable moments: from fight negotiations, through trash-talking transatlantic promotional tours, gruelling training camps, bizarre encounters with opponents, fans, A-list celebrities and boxing legends; all the way to fight-week mayhem and the epic post-fight benders that followed. With contributions from family, friends and the journalists who know him best, tributes from Mexican boxing legends Oscar De La Hoya and Marco Antonio Barrera, plus the hilarious recollections of rock 'n' roll superstar Noel Gallagher, this is an anecdote-driven romp through all the highs and lows of Ricky's Vegas fights, and the madness that preceded and followed each bout. What goes down in Vegas, stays in Vegas... until now!