Blood in the Cage

Mixed Martial Arts, Pat Miletich, and the Furious Rise of the UFC

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Author: L. Jon Wertheim

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547347227

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Based on unique access to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its rival organizations, Blood in the Cage peers through the chain-link Octagon into the frighteningly seductive world of mixed martial arts, which has exploded in popularity despite resistance. Wertheim focuses on Pat Miletich, who runs the most famous MMA training school in the world. Single-handedly Miletich has transformed a gritty town on the Mississippi into an unlikely hotbed for his sport. He has also transformed many an average Joe into a walking weapon of destruction. Wertheim intertwines Miletich’s own life story, by turns tragic and triumphant, with the larger story of the unholy rise of the UFC, from its controversial, back alley roots to the fastest-growing sports enterprise in America. Blood in the Cage takes readers behind the scenes, right down to the mat, from a punch in the kidney to the ping of the cash register, as Wertheim brilliantly exposes the no-holds-barred reality of the blood sport for a new generation.

Diving

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Author: Tony Norman

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836863673

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Short but true stories help the reader explore the world of diving.

Victory at Last

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Author: CO Emmanuel

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469135450

Category: Religion

Page: 202

View: 9842

If what the enemies have stolen, destroyed, diverted, and polluted in your life is not making you mad, you may not accord this book the seriousness it rightly deserves. If your desire for change, restoration, and total recovery is not at an emergency level, you may see this book as any other book that is totally erroneous. This is not just another book. It is your key to divine intervention and total recovery. You have read books, gone to churches, and prayed prayers. This is a gift to our generation to unlock the secret of satanic oppression and usher the children of God into the center of Gods will for their lives. The conditions for using this book are high, but one thing is certain: you cannot comply with them without having a result. Jesus, because of the glory that was set before him, endured the cross, despite the shame, and is set at the right hand of majesty. As he is, so are we in this world. Therefore, because of the testimonies awaiting you, pay the price and cross over to the other sidethe side of glory (not story), side of inheritance, and side of your divine destiny. Bear in mind that anything God can do, prayer can do it. Every chapter and every prayer point in this book were directly inspired by the Lord. See you on the other side. Amen.

A Billion Dollars in Blood Money

All out War!

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Author: LeKeithan S. Harris

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479759384

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 9026

Keisha had just received a call from one of her warehouse employees informing her that two large crates had arrived and were awaiting inspection by her. Keisha replied, Im on my way, and hung up the phone. Keisha got out of her limo and her people led her to tha two large crates. And as soon as she saw them she said, Open em up. And as soon as they did Keisha saw Loco and his family inside of the crates, and didnt even flinch as she stared at their headless bodies and their heads. Keisha said to one of her guards. Hand me that bloody letter. And as soon as she had the letter she read it, balled it up, and threw it back inside tha crate. Keisha left the warehouse and got into her limo and called her Army base. On the third ring a male voice answered, Commander Hopkins. Keisha said, Commander Hopkins, this is Mrs. Washington. I need you to get some airstrike teams and some ground teams together for a mission that I need handled immediately. Keishas plans were to send two Steath bombers, four Harrier jets, and five thousand ground team soldiers to New Delhi and to wreck complete havoc on the ones responsible for the death of Loco and his family. Keishas final instructions to Commander Hopkins were, As as soon as tha Stealth bombers have dropped tha last of their bombs send in tha Harrier jets to assist tha ground team. And Commander, call me on my cell two minutes before they make it to their target. Keisha was sitting in her gazebo holding her daughter when her cell started ringing. And as soon as she answered it Commander Hopkins said, Our people are two minutes away from the target. And Keisha said, Good, and ended the call. Keisha scrolled through her list of numbers on her cell until she found the one she was looking for. Then with a smile that would scare Satan himself, she pressed the send button and waited for someone to answer...

Blood in the Sand

A Shocking True Story of Murder, Revenge, and Greed in Las Vegas

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Author: Clifford L. Linedecker

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429906609

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

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The Seductress Sexy siren Amy DeChant had a lifelong habit of finding men-- rich men-- who would take care of her. And when the money ran out, so did Amy. When she met wealthy bookie Bruce Weinstein at a poker room in Las Vegas, she had found the perfect prey... The Bookie 300-pound Bruce Weinstein was the most successful sports bookie in Las Vegas. When he met the red-haired, blue-eyed Amy DeChant, he was smitten. Amy immediately moved in with Bruce and he showered her with expensive gifts. But cars, furs and jewelry didn't hold a candle to the horde of cash Bruce had stashed in a hole in the wall of his home-- or the glittering fortune he kept in a safety deposit box... The Sin-City Murder Hoping to get her hands on Bruce's fortune, Amy murdered him and dumped his body in the Nevada desert-- then she poured industrial-strength cleaning fluid on his corpse to further decomposition. When police found the body and identified it as Weinstein's, the search for Amy was on. Finally, with the help of America's Most Wanted, the lethal lady was captured and found guilty of first-degree murder. Blood in the Sand is a fascinating case of greed, deception, and cold-blooded murder in the most outrageous city in the world.

Burn for Me

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Author: Cynthia Eden

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758284063

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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"Eden's unsurpassed creativity shines once again!" --Larissa Ione Under Fire Eve Bradley was undercover looking for a story, not a cause. But something about the man they called Subject Thirteen got her involved. The scientists said he was a devil, and they had a decent case: Terrifying power. A bad attitude. And looks that could lead anyone to sin. . . Cain O'Connor knows the minute he catches her candy scent that Eve could drive him wild. But she's a threat--in a way no one has been for him in years. She's safer away from him, too. But with a powerful conspiracy determined to shut Eve up for good, there's no time to argue. All they can do is trust their instincts--and their hearts. . . Praise for Cynthia Eden's novels "Cynthia's on my must-buy list." --Angie Fox "A fast-paced, sexy thrill ride you won't want to miss." --Christine Feehan on Eternal Hunter

Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets

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Author: Aaos,Nancy L. Caroline,Bob Elling

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763742393

Category: Medical

Page: 888

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With this DVD, you will learn how to successfully perform each skill and will find helpful information, tips, and pointers designed to facilitate your progression through the practical examination.

Tissue Functioning and Remodeling in the Circulatory and Ventilatory Systems

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Author: Marc Thiriet

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461459664

Category: Science

Page: 962

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The volumes in this authoritative series present a multidisciplinary approach to modeling and simulation of flows in the cardiovascular and ventilatory systems, especially multiscale modeling and coupled simulations. Volume 5 is devoted to cells, tissues, and organs of the cardiovascular and ventilatory systems with an emphasis on mechanotransduction-based regulation of flow. The blood vessel wall is a living tissue that quickly reacts to loads applied on it by the flowing blood. In any segment of a blood vessel, the endothelial and smooth muscle cells can sense unusual time variations in small-magnitude wall shear stress and large-amplitude wall stretch generated by abnormal hemodynamic stresses. These cells respond with a short-time scale (from seconds to hours) to adapt the vessel caliber. Since such adaptive cell activities can be described using mathematical models, a key objective of this volume is to identify the mesoscopic agents and nanoscopic mediators required to derive adequate mathematical models. The resulting biomathematical models and corresponding simulation software can be incorporated into platforms developed in virtual physiology for improved understanding and training.

Blood in the Snow

The True Story of a Stay-at-Home Dad, his High-Powered Wife, and the Jealousy that Drove him to Murder

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Author: Tom Henderson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429980593

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

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***Please note that the photos that appear in the print edition of the title do not appear in the e-book.*** Washington Township, Michigan: Valentine's Day, 2007. Stephen Grant filed a missing person's report on his beloved wife, Tara. The stay-at-home father of two was beside himself with despair. Why would Tara abandon him and their family? Was she involved with another man? Stephen's frantic, emotional search for Tara made national headlines, and the case was featured on Dateline among other television shows and news outlets. But key elements in Stephen's story still weren't adding up: Why did he wait five days to go to police? What was the nature of his relationship with his children's beautiful, nineteen-year-old babysitter? Why did Stephen have cuts on his hands, and random bruises? Then, the police made a gruesome discovery. Parts of Tara Grant's body started turning up around the woods near the Grant's home. The truth was finally coming to light...and, after a two-day manhunt, Stephen admitted to having killed Tara—first strangling her, then cutting her body into fourteen pieces before burying them. This is the shocking true story about a bitter, cheating husband whose crimes were revealed by the BLOOD IN THE SNOW.