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Inside Straight

Inside Straight [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781429925495
Author: ,
Publisher: Tor Books
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Inside Straight by , Book Resume:

Soon to be a show on Hulu! Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer. In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed ninety percent of those it infected. Nine percent of those who survived mutated into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared-universe series, created and edited since 1987 by New York Times #1 bestseller George R. R. Martin along with Melinda Snodgrass, is the tale of the history of the world since then—and of the heroes among that one percent. Originally begun in 1986, long before George R. R. Martin became a household name among fantasy readers ("The American Tolkien" --Time magazine), the Wild Cards series earned a reputation among connoisseurs for its smart reimagining of the superhero idea. Now, with Inside Straight, the Wild Cards continuity jumps forward to a new generation of major characters, entirely accessible to Martin's hundreds of thousands of new readers, with all-original stories by Martin himself, along with Daniel Abraham, Michael Cassutt, and Stephen Leigh, among others. The Wild Cards Universe The Original Triad #1 Wild Cards #2 Aces High #3 Jokers Wild The Puppetman Quartet #4: Aces Abroad #5: Down and Dirty #6: Ace in the Hole #7: Dead Man’s Hand The Rox Triad #8: One-Eyed Jacks #9: Jokertown Shuffle #10: Dealer’s Choice #11: Double Solitaire #12: Turn of the Cards The Card Sharks Triad #13: Card Sharks #14: Marked Cards #15: Black Trump #16: Deuces Down #17: Death Draws Five The Committee Triad #18: Inside Straight #19: Busted Flush #20: Suicide Kings The Fort Freak Triad #21: Fort Freak #22: Lowball #23: High Stakes The American Triad #24: Mississippi Roll #25: Low Chicago #26: Texas Hold 'Em At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Inside Straight

Inside Straight [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1908688408
Author: Ray Banks
Publisher: Blasted Heath Ltd
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Inside Straight by Ray Banks Book Resume:

Graham Ellis is reliable, efficient, focused - the best pit boss Sovereign Casinos has, even if he does say so himself. But rumours of mental instability, along with the fallout of a particularly bloody night on the tables, relegate him to day shifts at a low-rent Salford club. There he catches the attention of local gangster Barry Pollard, who has every intention of making Graham his inside man and is about to make him an offer he can't refuse... "a fantastic novel; as much about the gambling pits of the north and the development of its protagonist as it is straight crime novel." - Crime Scene Scotland"a ridiculously entertaining tale ... an intense crime novel that breathes new life into a classic story" - Spinetingler Magazine"a marvellous read, I loved it" - The Crime Warp"a brilliant addition to the Ray Banks pantheon, and I suspect any fan of the crime/noir genre will agree. Highly recommended." - Ian Ayris, author of Abide With Me"Ray Banks writes with harshness, humour and elegance, and his punchy dialogue teems with vigorous authenticity." - The Times"Tough and assured . . . Banks is updating the noir novel with an utterly original sensibility." - Publisher's Weekly"Bleakly, desperately funny, Ray Banks offers us a glimpse of what Samuel Beckett might have read like had he turned his hand to crime fiction." - Crime Always Pays"Saturday's Child is a knock-out, written with the kind of energy and passion that far too few writers can muster. Fresh and fierce, it raises the bar for hardboiled fiction on both sides of the Atlantic." - New York Times Bestseller Laura Lippman, author of What The Dead Know"Banks wields language with a knifefighter's precision, with much the same result. From the first words to the last, this book flashes brilliantly." - Don Winslow, The Power Of The Dog and Savages"Banks is part of the post-Rankin generation for whom hardboiled is not just a state of mind but a reality. Tough-guy colloquial prose and a pace fast enough to skin a rabbit, at the service of a tale of down-and-dirty realism: this is fiery stuff." - Maxim Jakubowski, The Guardian"...terrific, brooding and chilling prose" - Tom Adair, The Scotsman"...a fine example of energetic, visceral and compelling storytelling... This is properly thrilling stuff." - The Big Issue In Scotland Ray Banks is the author of nine novels, including Dead Money, Angels of the North and Saturday's Child.

The Little Black Book of Poker

The Little Black Book of Poker [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780880885737
Author: John Hartley
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
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The Little Black Book of Poker by John Hartley Book Resume:

This poker primer delivers the inside straight on how to survive poker night with one's wallet intact! Packed with information on poker's history, rules, strategy, lingo, and the inexact science of bluffing, this book promises to deliver tips that can really come in handy. Ninety games are explained step by step.

Inside Out

Inside Out [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1443429937
Author: Mark Tewksbury
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Inside Out by Mark Tewksbury Book Resume:

Mark Tewksbury is best known as a gold-medal-winning Olympic swimmer. His remarkable sixteen-year athletic career included three Olympic medals, numerous world records, and inductions into three major halls of fame: the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, and the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Although retired as an athlete, Tewksbury remains a highly respected public figure. He delivered prized swimming analysis for the CBC from the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, hosts the Discovery Channel's popular How It's Made show, and is Co-President of the first World Outgames, Montreal 2006.Tewksbury has spoken to millions as part of his eighteen-year speaking career and remains much in demand as an inspirational speaker to companies and organizations around the world. For his active humanitarianism, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Western Ontario in 2001, and in 2005 Tewksbury was awarded the International Person of the Year Award at Sao Paulo Pride in Brazil. He currently lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. For more on Mark Tewksbury, please visit

Trauma Stewardship

Trauma Stewardship [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1605095389
Author: Laura van Dernoot Lipsky,Connie Burk
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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Trauma Stewardship by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky,Connie Burk Book Resume:

Offers those who care for others and the planet a way to stay engaged, hopeful, balanced, and healthy when dealing with hardship, suffering, and trauma • Deepens readers’ understanding of the many ways they and their organizations may be impacted by dealing with trauma and suffering • Uses moving first-person interviews and even cartoons to illuminate the idea of trauma stewardship Working to make the world a more hopeful and sustainable place often means having to confront pain, suffering, crisis, and trauma head-on, day in and day out. Over months and years this takes an enormous emotional, psychological, and physical toll, one that we’re often not even fully aware of until the day we feel like we just can’t go on anymore. And our well-being and the work we’re doing are too important to risk that happening. This book is for all those who notice that they are not the people they once were or who are being told that by their families, friends, colleagues, or pets. Laura van Dernoot Lipsky takes a deep and sympathetic look at the many ways the stress of dealing with trauma manifests itself: feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, diminished creativity, chronic exhaustion, cynicism, and a dozen more. To keep from being overwhelmed, we need to respond to suffering in a thoughtful, intentional way—not by hardening our hearts or by internalizing others’ struggles as our own but by developing a quality of compassionate presence. This is trauma stewardship. To help achieve this, Lipsky offers a variety of simple and profound practices, drawn from modern psychology and a range of spiritual traditions, that enable us to look carefully at our reactions and motivations and discover new sources of energy and renewal. She includes interviews with successful trauma stewards from different walks of life and even uses New Yorker cartoons to illustrate her points. “We can do meaningful work in a way that works for us and for those we serve,” Lipsky writes. “Taking care of ourselves while taking care of others allows us to contribute to our societies with such impact that we will leave a legacy informed by our deepest wisdom and greatest gifts instead of burdened by our struggles and despair.”

Inside Accounting

Inside Accounting [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317116224
Author: David Leung
Publisher: Routledge
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Inside Accounting by David Leung Book Resume:

Based on a study covering a one-year financial reporting cycle at a commercial subsidiary of a well-known scientific research organization, Inside Accounting examines how accountants and non-accounting managers construct their company's earnings. Addressing issues in both internal management accounting, such as budgeting, performance evaluation, and control, as well as external financial accounting, such as book keeping, monthly/year end accounts and auditing, David Leung focuses on how people classify transactions, make professional judgments and use computer software for accounting, and prepare for and facilitate the auditing process. He also looks at accountancy training and the impact of people's affiliations to the accounting profession or other professions on their accounting and on their perceptions of financial statements. Other contingent or contextual factors that influence the choice of accounting method, such as time pressure, reward structures, management authority and institutions are also considered. David Leung's research employs an innovative blend of theory and practice that redresses the imbalance between ethnographic studies of financial accounting, and management accounting and helps close the gap between the academic curriculum and the experiences of practitioners. His research leads the author to conclude that no act of accounting classification is ever indefeasibly correct; that the accounting community's institutions and authority are central to the accounting process and to the 'truth and fairness' of accounting numbers; that accounting training involves extensive use of learning by doing; and that both accountants and non-accounting managers have goals and interests that often result in no better than 'good enough' accounting. This book will appeal to accounting and finance professionals and academics in finance, as well as to sociologists and academic researchers interested in research methods and science studies.

''Look Who I Won in a Poker Game!''

''Look Who I Won in a Poker Game!'' [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781469115139
Author: Mark Druck
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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''Look Who I Won in a Poker Game!'' by Mark Druck Book Resume:

Visit these links: and This novel is based on a rumor. The author was among the very first combat officers to arrive on the island of Kyushu, one of the islands of Japan, immediately following the signing of the peace aboard the USS Missouri on 9/3/45. The Japanese civilians had been propagandized for years what monsters Americans were. This story went around the Air Base about a very innocent pilot too young to get a drivers license back home in a poker game had won a Geisha House. If, indeed, he were to fall in love with one of the adorable, feminine young ladies, trained to tend to a mans every wish, what effect that would have on him which, in turn, would have influence on her. Also, what would the officers in that command do about all this an American officer owning a geisha house? Add to that, the Stateside Commanders, officers who spent the whole war in the Training Command back home, who were sent overseas to relieve men with combat points, who were ready to get back home. Also, add to relaxed, free-wheeling combat troops, these spit & polish commanders who wanted to run their new commands by the book. This story is all about mixing those two sets of complete opposites and this is one result.

Oswaal NCERT Problems - Solutions (Textbook + Exemplar) Class 10 Science Book (For 2021 Exam)

Oswaal NCERT Problems - Solutions (Textbook + Exemplar) Class 10 Science Book (For 2021 Exam) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9388301749
Author: Oswaal Editorial Board This latest offering Oswaal Books is developed by “Oswaal Panel of Experts”. Oswaal Books strongly believes in Making Learning Simple. To ensure student friendly yet highly exam-oriented content, we take due care in developing our Panel of Experts. Accomplished teachers with 100+ years of combined experience, Subject Matter Experts with unmatchable subject knowledge, dynamic educationists, professionals with keen interest in education and topper students from the length and breadth of the country, together form the coveted Oswaal Panel of Experts. It is with their expertise, guidance and keen eye for details that the content in each offering from Oswaal Books meets highest quality standards. No wonder, Oswaal Books holds an enviable place in every student’s heart!
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Oswaal NCERT Problems - Solutions (Textbook + Exemplar) Class 10 Science Book (For 2021 Exam) by Oswaal Editorial Board This latest offering Oswaal Books is developed by “Oswaal Panel of Experts”. Oswaal Books strongly believes in Making Learning Simple. To ensure student friendly yet highly exam-oriented content, we take due care in developing our Panel of Experts. Accomplished teachers with 100+ years of combined experience, Subject Matter Experts with unmatchable subject knowledge, dynamic educationists, professionals with keen interest in education and topper students from the length and breadth of the country, together form the coveted Oswaal Panel of Experts. It is with their expertise, guidance and keen eye for details that the content in each offering from Oswaal Books meets highest quality standards. No wonder, Oswaal Books holds an enviable place in every student’s heart! Book Resume:

Some Special Features of Oswaal NCERT Solutions are: • Chapter-wise &Topic-wisepresentation • Chapter Objectives-A sneak peek into the chapter • Mind Map: A single page snapshot of the entire chapter • Quick Review: Concept-based study material • Tips & Tricks: Useful guidelines for attempting each question perfectly • Some Commonly Made Errors: Most common and unidentified errors made by students discussed • Expert Advice - Oswaal Expert Advice on how to score more! • Oswaal QR Codes- For Quick Revision on your Mobile Phones & Tablets • All MCQs with explanation against the correct option • Some important questions developed by ‘Oswaal Panel’ of experts

Civil War

Civil War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0785178597
Author: Stuart Moore
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
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Civil War by Stuart Moore Book Resume:

The epic story that blows the Marvel Universe apart! Iron Man and Captain America: two core members of the Avengers [Author]; the world's greatest super hero team. When a tragic battle blows a hole in the city of Stamford [Author]; killing hundreds of people [Author]; the U.S. government demands that all super heroes unmask and register their powers. To Tony Stark - Iron Man - it's a regrettable but necessary step. To Captain America [Author]; it's an unbearable assault on civil liberties. So begins the Civil War. Based on the smash hit graphic novel - over half a million copies have sold in print and digital formats!

Playing for Real

Playing for Real [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780198041146
Author: Ken Binmore
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Playing for Real by Ken Binmore Book Resume:

Ken Binmore's previous game theory textbook, Fun and Games (D.C. Heath, 1991), carved out a significant niche in the advanced undergraduate market; it was intellectually serious and more up-to-date than its competitors, but also accessibly written. Its central thesis was that game theory allows us to understand many kinds of interactions between people, a point that Binmore amply demonstrated through a rich range of examples and applications. This replacement for the now out-of-date 1991 textbook retains the entertaining examples, but changes the organization to match how game theory courses are actually taught, making Playing for Real a more versatile text that almost all possible course designs will find easier to use, with less jumping about than before. In addition, the problem sections, already used as a reference by many teachers, have become even more clever and varied, without becoming too technical. Playing for Real will sell into advanced undergraduate courses in game theory, primarily those in economics, but also courses in the social sciences, and serve as a reference for economists.

Black Amazon of Mars

Black Amazon of Mars [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1531289533
Author: Leigh Brackett
Publisher: Ozymandias Press
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Black Amazon of Mars by Leigh Brackett Book Resume:

Grimly Eric John Stark slogged toward that ancient Martian city -- with every step he cursed the talisman of Ban Cruach that flamed in his blood-stained belt. Behind him screamed the hordes of Ciaran, hungering for that magic jewel -- ahead lay the dread abode of the Ice Creatures -- at his side stalked the whispering specter of Ban Cruach, urging him on to a battle Stark knew he must lose!

The Montessori Toddler

The Montessori Toddler [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 152350790X
Author: Simone Davies
Publisher: Workman Publishing
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The Montessori Toddler by Simone Davies Book Resume:

Turn your home into a Montessori home—and become a more mindful, attentive, and easygoing parent. It’s time to change the way we see toddlers. Using the principles developed by the educator Dr. Maria Montessori, Simone Davies shows how to turn life with a “terrible two” into a mutually rich and rewarding time of curiosity, learning, respect, and discovery. With hundreds of practical ideas for every aspect of living with a toddler, here are five principles for feeding your child’s natural curiosity, from “Trust in the child” to “Fostering a sense of wonder.” Step-by-step ways to cultivate daily routines with ease, like brushing teeth, toilet-training, dealing with siblings, losing the pacifier. Plus learn how to: Stay composed when your toddler is not and set limits with love and respect—without resorting to bribes or punishment Set up your home and get rid of the chaos Create Montessori activities that are just right for your one-to-three-year-old Raise an inquisitive learner who loves exploring the world around them See the world through your toddler’s eyes and be surprised and delighted by their perspective Be your child’s guide—and truly celebrate every stage

GB 50316-2000 English-translated version

GB 50316-2000 English-translated version [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
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GB 50316-2000 English-translated version by Book Resume:

GB 50316-2000 Design code for industrial metallic piping [2008 revision] English-translated version

American Hero

American Hero [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0765396408
Author: George R. R. Martin,Wild Cards Trust
Publisher: Tor Books
File Size: 569 KB
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American Hero by George R. R. Martin,Wild Cards Trust Book Resume:

Soon to be a show on Hulu! Rights to develop Wild Cards have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team behind The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass, as executive producer. In this bitingly satirical companion novel to the Wild Cards title Inside Straight, American Hero combines two quintessentially pop culture phenomena: superheroes and reality TV. American Hero, the nation’s most highly anticipated competition show, kicks off its first season! People with incredible powers – from possessing death-defying healing to transforming into an insect swarm to shifting the earth itself – have been selected from all walks of life. Their goal: to win one million dollars and the admiration of millions more viewers by answering one question, “Do you have what it takes to be the next American Hero?” Contains week-by-week action-packed recaps and no-holds-bars contestant confessionals, all edited by New York Times #1 bestselling author George R. R. Martin. Features writing by Martin as well as Carrie Vaughn, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Walter Jon Williams, Victor Milan, Daniel Abraham, Stephen Leigh, and many more of the genre’s most innovative writers. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Blackbird, Farewell

Blackbird, Farewell [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1504043197
Author: Robert Greer
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Blackbird, Farewell by Robert Greer Book Resume:

The shooting of a Denver NBA superstar reveals a pro-sports underworld of greed, secrets, blackmail, steroids, and murder. Shandell Bird’s career is soaring. But just after the NBA luminary signs a multimillion-dollar contract with the Denver Nuggets, and another as celebrity spokesman for Nike, the “Blackbird” makes headlines again—when he and a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist are shot to death mid-court. Honeymooning in Hawaii, bail bondsman and investigator C. J. Floyd is too far from reality to find the sniper, so he hands his gumshoes to his godson, Damion Madrid. Best friends since grade school, Damion and Shandell grew up on the Glendale courts. At Colorado State University, they led their basketball team to the NCAA Championship finals. They were as close as brothers. Now Damion is hearing stories of Shandell’s connections to organized crime, point shaving, selling of performance-enhancing drugs, and association with low-life sycophants drawn to wealth and fame. But the Blackbird had secrets no one knew—some so private he took them to his grave. On the dark road of discovery, Damion will be forced to shed his innocence and come face-to-face with the cold truth. And when he’s put in the crosshairs of a killer, only C. J. Floyd can help him. Bestselling author Robert Greer has been hailed as a “taut, powerful writer” (The Plain Dealer). Fans of hardboiled detective stories or the novels of Walter Mosley will enjoy his suspenseful, edgy, “winning series” featuring a tough African American sleuth in the modern-day West (Library Journal). Blackbird, Farewell is the 7th book in the C. J. Floyd Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

A Critical Inquiry into Queer Utopias

A Critical Inquiry into Queer Utopias [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137311975
Author: Angela Jones
Publisher: Springer
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A Critical Inquiry into Queer Utopias by Angela Jones Book Resume:

This anthology is a symposium on queer space and queer utopias. Through the presentation of empirical work by contemporary queer theorists this book aims to create a critical dialogue about the emergence of queer spaces and the ways in which they aim to further queer futurity.

Bad Beats and Lucky Draws

Bad Beats and Lucky Draws [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780061738555
Author: Phil Hellmuth, Jr.
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Bad Beats and Lucky Draws by Phil Hellmuth, Jr. Book Resume:

Bad Beats and Lucky Draws is your down-and-dirty guide to the world of high-stakes professional poker. Phil Hellmuth, nine-time World Series of Poker Champion and author of Play Poker Like the Pros, presents a blow-by-blow account of many of poker's "clash of the titans" hands from the World Series of Poker, the World Poker Tour, and the European Tour. Phil provides insights into what the players were thinking and includes his own take on what they (and in many cases what he) should have done differently. Highly entertaining and instructive, Bad Beats and Lucky Draws gives you a seat at the table with the best bluffs, reads, and over-the-top plays such as the hand that won Phil his record-tying ninth bracelet at the 2003 World Series to the heartbreaking play that knocked him out of the "Big One." Bad Beats and Lucky Draws also includes special contributions by Doyle Brunson Johnny Chan Annie Duke Howard Lederer Daniel Negreanu Ted Forrest Jennifer Harman Layne Flack Men Nguyen John Bonetti

Ghosts at the Table

Ghosts at the Table [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0786732059
Author: Des Wilson
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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Ghosts at the Table by Des Wilson Book Resume:

Destined to become “the new poker classic, a must-read” (Mike Sexton, top poker player and promoter), Ghosts at the Table is the game's first definitive history. With verve and wit, internationally renowned poker personality Des Wilson traces poker's Wild West origins in Deadwood, South Dakota-where “Wild” Bill Hickok was said to have been shot holding aces and eights-to the annual World Series of Poker and amazing high-stakes games of modern-day Las Vegas. It's a story full of unforgettable characters-riverboat gamblers, Texas rounders, roadside hucksters, and living legends-who have helped make poker the world's most popular game.

Creating Characters

Creating Characters [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780786486564
Author: Howard Lauther
Publisher: McFarland
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Creating Characters by Howard Lauther Book Resume:

A frequent problem area for fiction writers is characterization. If writers jump headlong into a story with only a fuzzy notion about the people who are in it, the result is a collection of characters who are cliched, stereotypical and not very interesting. Creating Characters is an easy to use reference work that looks at character development from many different angles. The book does not tell writers how to write. Instead, it generates a thought process by asking crucial questions about characters' internal and external traits, wants, needs, likes, dislikes, fears, beliefs, strengths, weaknesses, habits and backgrounds. Following these questions, the writer will find an ever deeper and wider array of options. Thus, Creating Characters helps writers delve as deeply into a character's psychology as they want. All characters, and the stories they people, can be made richer and more compelling.

Paper Lion

Paper Lion [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0316392677
Author: George Plimpton
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Paper Lion by George Plimpton Book Resume:

The book that made a legend and captured America's sport in detail that's never been matched, now repackaged and featuring a foreword by Nicholas Dawidoff, original letters and manuscript pages, video interviews with the author, audio clips of readings, and more from the Plimpton Archives. George Plimpton was perhaps best known for PAPER LION, the book that set the bar for participatory sports journalism. With his characteristic wit, Plimpton recounts his experiences in talking his way into training camp with the Detroit Lions, practicing with the team, and taking snaps behind center. His breezy style captures the pressures and tensions rookies confront, the hijinks that pervade when sixty high-strung guys live together in close quarters, and a host of football rites and rituals. One of the funniest and most insightful books ever written on football, PAPER LION is a classic look at the gridiron game and a book The Wall Street Journal calls "a continuous feast...The best book ever about football--or anything!"