Moneyball (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Movie Tie-in Editions)

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Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393341453

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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“You need know absolutely nothing about baseball to appreciate the wit, snap, economy . . . and incisiveness of [Moneyball]. Lewis has hit another one out of the park.” —Janet Maslin, New York Times Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s general manager, is leading a revolution. Reinventing his team on a budget, he needs to outsmart the richer teams. He signs undervalued players whom the scouts consider flawed but who have a knack for getting on base, scoring runs, and winning games. Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball and a tale of the search for new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.

The Blind Side (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Movie Tie-in Editions)

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Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393079029

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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The book behind the Academy award-winning film starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw—over one million copies sold. When we first meet him, Michael Oher is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or how to read and write. He takes up football, and school, after a rich, white, Evangelical family plucks him from the streets. Then two great forces alter Oher: the family's love and the evolution of professional football into a game where the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Our protagonist becomes the priceless package of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterback's greatest vulnerability, his blind side.

Moneyball (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Movie Tie-in Editions)

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Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393338398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 317

View: 7006

Explains how Billy Beene, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is using a new kind of thinking to build a successful and winning baseball team without spending enormous sums of money.

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

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Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393330478

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 339

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Follows one young man from his impoverished childhood with a crack-addicted mother, through his discovery of the sport of football, to his rise to become one of the most successful, highly-paid players in the NFL.

The Sabermetric Revolution

Assessing the Growth of Analytics in Baseball

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Author: Benjamin Baumer,Andrew Zimbalist

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812245725

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 187

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The authors look at the history of statistical analysis in baseball, how it can best be used today and how its it must evolve for the future.

It. Movie Tie-In

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Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Hodder

ISBN: 9781473666931

Category: Fiction

Page: 1379

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Derry, Maine is just an ordinary town : familiar, well- ordered for the most part, a good place to live. It is a group of children who see - and feel - what makes Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurks, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. Sometimes IT appears as an evil clown named Pennywise and sometimes IT reaches up, seizing, tearing, killing... Time passes and the children grow up, move away and forget. Until they are called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirs and coils in the sullen depths of their memories, emerging again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.

Liar's Poker

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Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393066258

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

The Economics of Sports

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Author: Michael A. Leeds,Peter von Allmen,Victor A. Matheson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351684493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

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The sports industry provides a seemingly endless set of examples from every area of microeconomics, giving students the opportunity to study economics in a context that holds their interest. Thoroughly updated to reflect the current sports landscape, The Economics of Sports introduces core economic concepts and theories and applies them to American and international sports. Updates for this sixth edition include: More coverage of international sports, including European football; A revised chapter on competitive balance, reflecting new techniques; A brand-new chapter on mega-events such as the Olympics and World Cup; New material on umpire bias; A completely redesigned chapter on amateur competition that focuses exclusively on intercollegiate sports. This chapter is also now modular, enabling instructors who wish to intersperse it with the other chapters to do so with greater ease. This accessible text is supported by a companion website which includes resources for students and instructors. It is the perfect text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on sports economics.

3 Nights in August

Strategy, Heartbreak, and Joy Inside the Mind of a Manager

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Author: Buzz Bissinger

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547526717

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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This inside view with the Cardinals’ Tony La Russa by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Friday Night Lights “should appeal to any baseball fan” (Publishers Weekly). A Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year “Plenty of books have taken us inside baseball, but August takes us directly inside players’ heads.” —Entertainment Weekly 3 Nights in August captures the strategic and emotional complexities of baseball’s quintessential form: the three-game series. As the St. Louis Cardinals battle their archrival, the Chicago Cubs, we watch from the dugout through the eyes of legendary Tony La Russa, considered by many to be the greatest manager of the modern era. In his thirty-three years of managing, La Russa won three World Series titles and was named Manager of the Year a record five times. He now stands as the third-winningest manager in the history of baseball. A great leader, La Russa built his success on the conviction that ball games are won not only by the numbers but also by the hearts and minds of those who play. Drawing on unprecedented access to a major league skipper and his team, Buzz Bissinger portrays baseball with a revelatory intimacy that offers many surprisingly tactical insights—and furthers the debate on major league managerial style and strategy in his provocative afterword. “Superb . . . Will be devoured by hard-core strategists.” —The New York Times Book Review

13 Minutes

A Novel

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Author: Sarah Pinborough

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1250123852

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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From the author of "Behind Her Eyes" comes a dark and twisty suspense novel about a teenager who doesn't remember how she ended up in icy water and died for 13 minutes. She knows it wasn't an accident, and she wasn't suicidal. Now her two closest friends are acting strangely.

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

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Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393082245

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”—Kyle Smith, Forbes The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish. Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.

The Big Short

Inside the Doomsday Machine Summary in Less Than 30 Minutes

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Author: Book Summary,Michael Lewis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532943096

Category:

Page: 58

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The Big Short by Michael Lewis | Book Summary Sometimes our minds wonder if what is happening in the world is actually right even though we are often convinced that nothing outright evil might be taking place. Sometimes we have dreams of becoming the people we see in the media who seem like paragons of success or gods of the corporate world. Though ignorance may be bliss or what we do not know may not harm us directly, sometimes a small revelation into some issues and matters in the community or a nation goes a long way into adjusting our attitudes and sails of life. It may become a reference point to use in raising our children, and with the wisdom thereof, equip them with the truth so that they may also endeavour to come up with solutions when their time comes. As Michael Lewis writes, he hopes that college students trying to decide what to do with their lives might read it and decide that it's silly to phony it up, and abandon their passions or even their faint interests, to become financiers." He hoped that some bright kid at Ohio State University who really wanted to be an oceanographer would read his book, spurn the offer from Goldman Sachs, and set out to sea.Many things have taken place in the past, and others continue to occur even as you venture to consume this book in a jiffy. They said that knowledge and only the right kind of knowledge is power. Wisdom springs forth from the beginning of experience, and the knowledge of this experience makes the wisdom far greater than one can imagine. Michael Lewis' book, The Big Short, comes with knowledge of historical events inside Wall Street. It comes bundled with real life experiences of business persons, companies, co-operations, organizations, and individuals. The book reveals what the world would have never known, or even heard. They seem like memoirs, memories of tycoons losing huge amounts of money, fraudsters taking advantage of the poor, and companies twisting their accounts for their own gain. Herein you find evil, crime, and tales of men who tried to fight the same with a weak yet formidable determination. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... A Secret Origin Story In the Land of the Blind How Can a Guy Who Can't Speak English Lie? How to Harvest a Migrant Worker Accidental Capitalists Spider-Man at the Venetian The Great Treasure Hunt The Long Quiet A Death of Interest Two Men in a Boat The Book at a Glance Conclusion Final Thoughts Now What? Scroll Up and Click on "buy now with 1-Click" to Download Your Copy Right Now ************Tags: the big short, the big short book, michael lewis, michael lewis books, the big short kindle, the big short michael lewis, doomsday machine

Spontaneous

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Author: Aaron Starmer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525429743

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

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A darkly funny and spectacularly original exploration of friendship, goodbyes--and spontaneous combustion.

Superpower

Three Choices for America's Role in the World

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Author: Ian Bremmer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698176391

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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America will remain the world’s only superpower for the foreseeable future. But what sort of superpower? What role should America play in the world? What role do you want America to play? Ian Bremmer argues that Washington’s directionless foreign policy has become prohibitively expensive and increasingly dangerous. Since the end of the Cold War, U.S. policymakers have stumbled from crisis to crisis in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, and Ukraine without a clear strategy. Ordinary Americans too often base their foreign policy choices on allegiance or opposition to the party in power. We can no longer afford this complacency, especially now that both parties are deeply divided about America’s role in the world. The next presidential election could easily pit an interventionist Democrat against an isolationist Republican—or the exact opposite. As 2016 rapidly approaches, Bremmer urges every American to think more deeply about what sort of country America should be and how it should use its superpower status. He explores three options: Independent America asserts that it’s time for America to declare independence from the responsibility to solve other people’s problems. Instead, Americans should lead by example—in part, by investing in the country’s vast untapped potential. Moneyball America acknowledges that Washington can’t meet every international challenge. With a clear-eyed assessment of U.S. strengths and limitations, we must look beyond empty arguments over exceptionalism and American values. The priorities must be to focus on opportunities and to defend U.S. interests where they’re threatened. Indispensable America argues that only America can defend the values on which global stability increasingly depends. In today’s interdependent, hyperconnected world, a turn inward would undermine America’s own security and prosperity. We will never live in a stable world while others are denied their most basic freedoms—from China to Russia to the Middle East and beyond. There are sound arguments for and against each of these choices, but we must choose. Washington can no longer improvise a foreign policy without a lasting commitment to a coherent strategy. As Bremmer notes, “When I began writing this book, I didn’t know which of these three choices I would favor. It’s easy to be swayed by pundits and politicians with a story to sell or an ax to grind. My attempt to make the most honest and forceful case I could make for each of these three arguments helped me understand what I believe and why I believe it. I hope it will do the same for you. I don’t ask you to agree with me. I ask only that you choose.”

One of the Six Hundred

A Novel

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Author: James Grant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crimean War, 1853-1856

Page: 444

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The Signal and the Noise

Why So Many Predictions Fail, But Some Don't

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Author: Nate Silver

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143125087

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 534

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The founder of FiveThirtyEight.com challenges myths about predictions in subjects ranging from the financial market and weather to sports and politics, profiling the world of prediction to explain how readers can distinguish true signals from hype, in a report that also reveals the sources and societal costs of wrongful predictions.

Fanaticus

Mischief and Madness in the Modern Sports Fan

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Author: Justine Gubar

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442228938

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 254

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In 2011, the San Francisco 49ers hosted the Oakland Raiders in a preseason matchup that would become a seminal moment for fan violence. During the game, seventy fans were ejected from the stadium, one person was beaten unconscious in the men’s room, and two men were shot in the parking lot after the game. This is hardly an isolated incident. At any given game, fans get kicked out and arrested for acting out. In the spring of 2014 alone, soccer headlines screamed of a fan killed in Brazil, a supporter who punched a police horse in England, and three fans shot in Italy. But why do fans resort to such violence? What drives them to abandon societal norms and act out in unimaginable ways? Fanaticus: Mischief and Madness in the Modern Sports Fan explores the roots of extreme fanaticism, from organized thuggery to digital hate speech. Justine Gubar divulges outrageous and often shocking incidents, including first-hand accounts from both the transgressors and victims. Gubar reaches back into ancient times, providing a history of fan violence throughout the ages before delving into events of misbehavior, violence, and hatred in the United States and around the world. She revisits several notorious riots and tragedies throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America in order to understand mayhem on a global scale. In addition, Gubar investigates the sports leagues and the security and beverage industries so as to explain the roots of fan misbehavior and to dispel common myths that are often invoked to understand the madness. Featuring original interviews with European football hooligans, rioting college students, stadium security experts, and many others, Fanaticus provides a rare window into what drives human behavior. Together, these voices create the fullest picture of modern fan violence ever written.

Molina

The Story of the Father Who Raised an Unlikely Baseball Dynasty

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Author: Bengie Molina,Joan Ryan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451641044

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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A Major League Baseball player tells the inspiring true story of his father, a poor Puerto Rican factory worker who, against all odds, raised on of the greatest baseball dynasties of all time: three sons who have each earned two World Series rings. Illustrations. Tour.

High-Rise: A Novel (Movie Tie-in Editions)

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Author: J. G. Ballard

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631492829

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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The classic novel of luxury and depravity, now a major motion picture. From the author of the celebrated dystopian classics Kingdom Come, The Drowned World, and The Drought, High Rise is a prescient story of class warfare. The film adaptation by acclaimed director Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, Kill List) features Academy Award® winner Jeremy Irons; BAFTA Award nominees Tom Hiddleston and Sienna Miller; Luke Evans and Golden Globe Award® winner Elisabeth Moss. When explosive loyalties form inside a luxurious apartment block isolated from the rest of society, modern elevators become fierce battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on “enemy” floors. In this chilling tale, humanity slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven by primal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.

The Glory of Their Times

The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It

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Author: Lawrence S. Ritter

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062309617

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

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Baseball was different in earlier days—tougher, rawer, more intimate—when giants like Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb ran the bases. In the monumental classic The Glory of Their Times, the golden era of our national pastime comes alive through the vibrant words of those who played and lived the game.