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The Rookie

The Rookie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446549878
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He Played A Boy's Game. He Lived A Man's Life. As a lonely child, Jim Morris took one thing with him wherever his family moved-his ability to hit and throw a baseball. For Jim, the passion of becoming a major-league ballplayer was his anchor and inspiration...until injuries and life got in the way. A decade after Jim walked away from the minors and began a life of fatherhood and mortgage payments, he made a promise to the hardscrabble high-school team he coached: If they could win their local championship, he would try out again for the big leagues. They did-and he did. Now, in this wondrous, heart-tugging book, Jim Morris tells the story of his remarkable life and his amazing journey to the Big Show at the age of thirty-five...and how he finally fulfilled his childhood dream.

The Rookie

The Rookie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ronald O. Winters
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1984552139
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The Rookie was started by my cousin Ronnie, who was a retired captain from the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police, and this book was almost complete. When he passed, I was asked to complete the work. I did not change anything; I just attempted to fill the story out.

The Rookie

The Rookie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen Moss
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408189712
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Chess was invented more than 1,500 years ago, and is played in every country in the world. Stephen Moss sets out to master its mysteries, and unlock the secret of its enduring appeal. What, he asks, is the essence of chess? And what will it reveal about his own character along the way? In a witty, accessible style that will delight newcomers and irritate purists, Moss imagines the world as a board and marches across it, offering a mordant report on the world of chess in 64 chapters – 64 of course being the number of squares on the chessboard. He alternates between “black” chapters – where he plays, largely uncomprehendingly, in tournaments – and “white” chapters, where he seeks advice from the current crop of grandmasters and delves into the lives of great players of the past. It is both a history of the game and a kind of “Zen and the Art of Chess”; a practical guide and a self-help book: Moss's quest to understand chess and become a better player is really an attempt to escape a lifetime of dilettantism. He wants to become an expert at one thing. What will be the consequences when he realises he is doomed to fail? Moss travels to Russia and the US – hotbeds of chess throughout the 20th century; meets people who knew Bobby Fischer when he was growing up and tries to unravel the enigma of that tortured genius who died in 2008 at the inevitable age of 64; meets Garry Kasparov and Magnus Carlsen, world champions past and present; and keeps bumping into Armenian superstar Levon Aronian in the gents at tournaments. He becomes champion of Surrey, wins tournaments in Chester and Bury St Edmunds, and holds his own at the famous event in the Dutch seaside resort of Wijk aan Zee (until a last-round meltdown), but too often he is beaten by precocious 10-year-olds and finds it hard to resist the urge to punch them. He looks for spiritual fulfilment in the game, but mostly finds mental torture.

The Rookie

The Rookie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kendall Ryan
Editor: Kendall Ryan
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A talented rookie who's about to lose it all. A reluctant sports therapist who might be able to help. He has everything a man could want. A lucrative hockey contract. Adoring fans. A family who loves him. But he’s about to throw it all away. Logan Tate’s name is dominating the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Instead of goals and assists, the talented young defenseman has been racking up fights and suspensions. I work with athletes who are struggling, but Logan’s different. He’s not just going to blow his season, but his entire career. And now he can’t return to the ice until he deals with his issues, but the stubborn man won’t let anyone get close enough to help. Which is why I packed up and followed him to his family’s property in the remote mountains of Colorado. He can’t avoid me here. The only problem? I can’t avoid him either. He’s chopping wood and building fires, rescuing my car from snowy ditches, and inviting me to Sunday dinners with his loud extended family. He’s a whole lot of man, but beneath all those hard edges is an unexpected tenderness. Tempted or not, I have to stay out of his bed and get him back to the ice . . . no matter how difficult that might be. This is a sizzling new romance in the Looking to Score series. Each book can be read as a standalone.

The Rookie

The Rookie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Julie Miller
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426867514
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Suddenly something was more important to rookie officer Josh Taylor than busting a campus drug ring and making detective. Because when Josh's undercover investigation strangely intersected with his older and pregnant professor, Rachel Livesay, sparks of danger--and passion--ignited. Rachel had no one to turn to until Josh vowed to protect her from the sperm donor who threatened to snatch her newborn child from her arms. But Josh was her "student," not a knight in shining armor--and falling for him could be deadly for them both!

The Rookie

The Rookie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Abigail Owen
Editor: Entangled: Amara
ISBN: 1640637893
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The Rookie by Abigail Owen Summary

To escape exile, Aidan Paytah has had to prove himself worthy. Every second of every damn day. He fought with everything he had to earn his precarious place on the Huracán team of dragon shifter enforcers. He can’t fail or afford distractions, no matter how temptingly sweet. Total loyalty to the clans and dedication to his team is the only way. Sera Morrison lost her parents and her husband in short order, leaving her a single mother running her family winery alone. Nothing could ever have prepared her for the discovery that she’s a destined dragon mate. But once she finds out, there’s only one man she wants—the one who walks away. However, the Alliance Council has its own agenda. They want to use her as a political pawn and force a mating that could ultimately kill her to save the High King. Aidan has no choice but to kidnap her, even if it means their close proximity reinforces their own mating bond. And mating with him could end up being a far worse fate for Sera.... Each book in the Fire's Edge series is STANDALONE: * The Mate (prequel) * The Boss * The Rookie * The Enforcer

The Rookie

The Rookie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adam Croft
Editor: Adam Croft
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Mildenheath. 1981. Jack Culverhouse's first day at Mildenheath CID wasn't what he expected. Hoping to make a good impression, he walks straight into a culture of lies and corruption. Set up for a fall by his new boss, the only way he can save himself is to solve the crime alone — without the help of his colleagues. And it could end his career before it's even started. The Rookie is a prequel novella to the Knight & Culverhouse crime series.


THE ROOKIE Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott Sigler
Editor: Empty Set Entertainment
ISBN: 0983196311
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Set in a lethal pro football league 700 years in the future, THE ROOKIE is a story that combines the intense gridiron action of "Any Given Sunday" with the space opera style of "Star Wars" and the criminal underworld of "The Godfather." Aliens and humans alike play positions based on physiology, creating receivers that jump 25 feet into the air, linemen that bench-press 1,200 pounds, and linebackers that literally want to eat you. Organized crime runs every franchise, games are fixed and rival players are assassinated. Follow the story of Quentin Barnes, a 19-year-old quarterback prodigy that has been raised all his life to hate, and kill, those aliens. Quentin must deal with his racism and learn to lead, or he'll wind up just another stat in the column marked "killed on the field." In the Galactic Football League, wars are no longer fought in space, but on the gridiron. If you like aliens and football then I suspect you're unlikely to find a better combination than than THE ROOKIE.

The Rookie Handbook

The Rookie Handbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ryan Kalil,Jordan Gross,Geoff Hangartner
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 168245035X
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The Rookie Handbook by Ryan Kalil,Jordan Gross,Geoff Hangartner Summary

Congratulations, you just got drafted into the NFL. Now what? Here’s what’s ahead of you: rigorous training, complicated playbooks, financial conundrums, intense pressure to perform—and temptation. Welcome to the big leagues. Informative, smart, funny, and beautifully illustrated, The Rookie Handbook has everything NFL rookies need to know to survive their first season of pro football, straight from veterans Ryan Kalil, Jordan Gross, and Geoff Hangartner. The three authors have a combined thirty years of NFL experience, but they too were rookies themselves, once upon a time. Much like rookies, NFL fans only know what they see on TV or read—obsessively following Rich Eisen and scouring obscure blogs for fantasy football info. But when it comes to what goes on in the inner sanctum, behind the locker room doors, it’s a mystery. The Rookie Handbook is the insider’s guide to that exclusive club, pulling back the curtain to reveal how players act and think—and what they do when no one is watching.

The Rookie Bookie

The Rookie Bookie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: L. Jon Wertheim,Tobias J. Moskowitz
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316249769
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The Rookie Bookie by L. Jon Wertheim,Tobias J. Moskowitz Summary

Using the tips, truths, and stats they explore in their New York Times bestseller Scorecasting, two dads pack super sports savvy and important math and financial concepts into a fun and heartwarming first novel for kids. New kid Mitch Sloan wants to fit in, but his nerdy love of statistics and making money isn't winning him any friends in his sports-loving town--until he finds the perfect way to attain instant popularity. But running a football betting ring at school eventually turns sour, and Mitch loses the only real friend he's made. He'll have to win her back by using his brainpower for good and helping the school football team achieve victory--if they'll listen to the advice of a former bookie!

The Rookie's Assignment

The Rookie's Assignment Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Valerie Hansen
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459221257
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Law enforcement in Fitzgerald Bay is full of Fitzgeralds, from the chief of police to brand-new detective Keira Fitzgerald. Are they tampering with a murder investigation to protect one of their own? Internal affairs detective Nick Delfino is sent undercover to investigate the powerful clan. Yet the deeper he digs, the more Nick comes to admire the Fitzgeralds…especially his rookie partner, Keira. When a killer targets Nick, can he maintain his cover, catch his attacker and protect Keira while the looming danger closes in?

Playing the Rookie

Playing the Rookie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rachelle Ayala
Editor: Rachelle Ayala
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Jessica Song is tired of being a good girl, staying in a relationship well past closing time. Fresh from a breakup, she takes a walk on the wild side as a sports events intern. Baseball rookie Jay Pak Ahn has been burned one too many times by good girls, especially his cheating ex-fiancée. When he meets wild Jessica, he throws away all caution to enjoy her to the fullest. Jessica and Jay agree to a week of enchanting, starry-eyed dates and wild, unrestrained sex to get their exes out of their systems. Their pasts collide, exposing the secrets in Jessica’s heart and threatening Jay’s position on the team. Jessica must leave her disappointment behind while Jay has to decide whether Jessica comes before baseball. What will they sacrifice to turn their fling into true love? The Men of Spring Baseball Romances can be read standalone but are more fun when read together. Book 1, Playing Without Rules (Marcia & Brock) Book 2, Playing Catch (Jeanine & Kirk) Book 3, Playing for the Save (Jamie & Ryan) Book 4, Playing Fastball (Tina & Timmy) Novella, Playing the Rookie (Jessica & Jay)

The Rookie Trap

The Rookie Trap Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Kreie
Editor: Darby Creek ™
ISBN: 154156474X
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Molly is thrilled when she makes the varsity soccer team. One day before practice, the coach asks her to grab something from the equipment shed, which is on the other side of the school. On her way there, Molly notices another shed and checks if there’s any equipment in it. But as soon as she steps in, the door closes and she finds herself trapped. Her teammates help her out, but they warn her never to go in the shed again. Legend says that those who enter it never come out. Can Molly find out the mystery behind the shed and finally put a stop to it?

Thrill of the Rookie

Thrill of the Rookie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Osaze Ehigiator
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477237445
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Thrill of the Rookie by Osaze Ehigiator Summary

Thrill of the Rookie chronicles the life of Osaze Ehigiator, beginning in Nigeria, a nation plagued with corruption and incessant coup, and how the author escaped to the USA. The tale then follows his difficult years in the States and his experiences with the underside of Americans who operate under different sets of codes called “The Eleventh Commandments” before pulling himself up by the bootstraps and finding success. This is a book unlike any other before it. It is an autobiography with a twist to it-memoir. Instead of concentrating on me and my experience, lots of focus is placed on taking you through the entire journey I have been through and let you experience these things on your own without physically going through them. You get the full benefits of the experiments without actually been used as a specimen. You enjoy the thrills, humors and treats without feeling any of the pains or face the challenges. This book now dubbed the immigrants bible is also being defined as an adventure to a comic planet, full of excitements, challenges and humors. 3 independents book reviews 1: Ehigiator remains largely on point in his message that the American dream is attainable but must be appreciated and nurtured…….Engaging -Kirkus Review 2: A highly readable book----Ehigiator’s talent for story telling is evident -BlueInk Review, 3: An intense, personal story of what it takes to embrace the American dream. Told with an intoxicating blend of humility, earnestness, and absurdity. Clarion Review- 4 stars out of 5.

The Rookie Light

The Rookie Light Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sejal Shrivastava
Editor: BlueRose Publishers
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The Rookie Light by Sejal Shrivastava Summary

While sitting under the midnight sky, She lets the words running wild in her mind flow down onto a sheet of paper. She lets her emotions run wild and her thoughts fly high, She sets no boundaries, No limitations to her imagination. Night after night, The same story repeats, Under the midnight sky, She writes and she writes. She writes not to satisfy the thirst of others, lack of entertainment, But rather, She wishes to be able to take her readers, To a place of nostalgia. She writes to be able to show them, That sometimes, When emotions get the best of us, Beautiful things can yet be made.

The Rookie Mom's Handbook

The Rookie Mom's Handbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heather Gibbs Flett,Whitney Moss
Editor: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1594746974
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The Rookie Mom's Handbook by Heather Gibbs Flett,Whitney Moss Summary

Bookstores are full of activity books for babies and toddlers, but The Rookie Mom’s Handbook is the only one designed exclusively for first-time mothers. Here are 250 enjoyable activities to help rookie moms maintain their individuality and boost their confidence about leaving the house, socializing, and doing things they’ve always liked to do — either with or without baby. Inspired by the popular blog, this handbook offers bite-sized activities organized according to the baby’s age. Some are crafty, some are adventurous, and some simply help get a meal on the table. Full of lively advice and adorable illustrations, The Rookie Mom’s Handbook is the perfect reminder that there’s more to life than dirty diapers and 3 a.m. feedings!

The Rookie's Guide to Sleepflying

The Rookie's Guide to Sleepflying Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Catherine Greenaway,Edward Lear,Walter Crane,Robert Louis Stevenson
Editor: Iesypenko Andrii
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The Rookie's Guide to Sleepflying by Catherine Greenaway,Edward Lear,Walter Crane,Robert Louis Stevenson Summary

Children's collection of classic English poetry of the 19th century, illustrated by Oksana Ignashchenko. The Rookie's Guide to Sleepflying is a great opportunity for parents to foster in their child a love of classical literature with a touch of subtle English humour. That's a good choice for people who care about raising the elegant personality of the kid through the right examples and bright images.

Ballpark Mysteries #10: The Rookie Blue Jay

Ballpark Mysteries #10: The Rookie Blue Jay Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David A. Kelly
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385378777
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Ballpark Mysteries #10: The Rookie Blue Jay by David A. Kelly Summary

Batter up! Ballpark Mysteries combine baseball action with exciting whodunits for early chapter book readers! Mike and Kate can’t wait to watch their rookie hero Dusty Martin in action. But something is throwing the Blue Jays’ star off his game. Then, when no one else is looking, Mike sees mysterious ghost lights flying across the field. Is the ballpark haunted? And could Dusty have seen the lights, too? Ballpark Mysteries are the all-star matchup of fun sleuthing and baseball action, perfect for readers of Ron Roy’s A to Z Mysteries and Matt Christopher’s sports books, and younger siblings of Mike Lupica fans. Each Ballpark Mystery also features “Dugout Notes,” with more amazing baseball facts.

Confessions of a Rookie Cheerleader

Confessions of a Rookie Cheerleader Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Erika J. Kendrick
Editor: One World
ISBN: 0307494578
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A savvy young music exec for Rockstar Records, Hannah Love has a glamorous apartment and a tight pack of equally fine friends. But luxury and loyalty can’t protect her from a broken heart, courtesy of her super-rich fiancé. To recover, Hannah accelerates her already high-octane life by pursuing a fantasy she’s had since childhood: to become an NBA cheerleader for the Chicago Diamonds. As she juggles promoting the hottest singer on the rise, dodges advances from Rockstar’s ultra-slick VP, and puts her body and her will to the test during cut-throat tryouts for a spot on the Diamond Dolls squad, she receives the full attention of the team’s star player, Max Knight. Though the Dolls are strictly forbidden to date players, the heat between Hannah and Max builds on the sidelines. But as catty cheerleaders plot against her, and her boss at the record company secretly negotiates a merger that could leave her jobless, Hannah discovers that it may take much more than the lust for a hot man to hold her steady. It may take his love.

Tales from the Cleveland Cavaliers Locker Room

Tales from the Cleveland Cavaliers Locker Room Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roger Gordon
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1683583922
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Tales from the Cleveland Cavaliers Locker Room by Roger Gordon Summary

Long before “The Decision,” four MVP awards, and back-to-back NBA championships with the Miami Heat, LeBron James opened the 2003–04 season as an untested rookie with the Cleveland Cavaliers. In Tales from the Cleveland Cavaliers Locker Room: The Rookie Season of LeBron James, first published in 2004, readers will find anecdotes about this extraordinary rookie who grew up a stone’s throw away in Akron. Fans will read about the rest of the Cavaliers, from celebrations on the day lottery luck shone upon the team and the anticipation of LeBron’s debut to disappointments like the season-opening five-game losing streak and 6–19 start; from the excitement of a young team maturing under the guidance of head coach Paul Silas to the shrewd moves of general manager Jim Paxson. There were also the moments bordering on the absurd, like the near-riot on LeBron James Bobblehead Night. And there was the heartbreaking late-season injury to a key player that likely cost the Cavs a playoff berth. Through the eyes and ears of the media, coaches, players, fans, and more, this book is a must-read for any Cavs or NBA fan. It is a whimsical reflection on the rebirth of a forlorn franchise that was quite possibly a Ping-Pong ball away from relocating to another state. It is a look back at how a team led by a teenage kid with remarkable skills, awesome strength, and incredible poise went from being the laughingstock of the NBA to becoming a true playoff contender. In 2014, LeBron James decided to come home, where he remained through 2018. In this newly updated edition, Tales from the Cleveland Cavaliers Locker Room will make Cavs fans feel as if he never left.