Betting The Rainbow

Author: Jodi Thomas
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101626941
Size: 11,43 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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~"Thomas knocks it out of the park again" --Publishers Weekly (starred review) New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas returns to the town of Harmony, Texas, where life has a way of making better plans than anyone ever imagined… Sisters Abby and Dusti Delaney have spent their entire lives on Rainbow Lane, but they dream of something bigger. So when a poker tournament comes to town, Dusti is determined to win enough money to leave. Enlisting expert Kieron O’Brian to teach her the game, sparks begin to fly as they play their hands. But Kieron refuses to stand in the way of her dream, even if it means losing her forever... After a year of traveling, Ronny Logan is settling into a home on Rainbow Lane, but that’s all the settling she’ll be doing. Ronny refuses to fall for anyone, regardless of the chemistry she has with her neighbor Austin Hawk. Yet something undeniable begins to grow between the two loners—if only they can let their barriers fall and open their hearts...

The American Spectator S Enemies List

Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 1555847110
Size: 14,49 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 395

Whatever happened to good old-fashioned red-baiting? The #1 New York Times–bestselling humorist rails against the silly people in our midst . . . In the midst of the Clinton years, political satirist P. J. O’Rourke, in conjunction with the conservative magazine The American Spectator, launched into a gleeful project: carrying on the grand tradition of McCarthyism by compiling a New Enemies List. Their goal: to reveal the utter silliness of politicians, celebrities, and “everyone to the left of Edmund Burke” (Booklist). From Noam Chomsky to Yoko Ono to all the people who think quartz crystals cure herpes, this list is the result—and the book also include O’Rourke’s treatises on why Jimmy Carter was a better president than Bill Clinton, and why the author of Parliament of Whores and Give War a Chance is a conservative in the first place.

Climbing The Rainbow

Author: Bob Rosenthal
Editor: Star-L Press
ISBN: 9780967281032
Size: 17,94 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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For more than 150 years, waves of poor immigrants flow into Passaic, a small city in New Jersey seeking jobs and a new life. The common dream of these hard working people is for their children to become educated and then successful in America. Climbing The Rainbow. And that's exactly what happens. Each generation is educated in the city's school system, then moved on to successful careers throughout our nation. This mobility allows a new flood of even poorer immigrants to take their place. The success process is again renewed. This book contains twenty-eight stories, each written by a person who grew up or worked in the unique City of Passaic at different times during the last ninety years. These authors are representative of the many ethnic, racial and religious groups that live peacefully side-by-side in this unique melting-pot city. Quoting from one of the book chapter authors, Jose Rodriguez who describes his reaction as a seven-year old on his first day in Passaic. ...As I walked into the parking lot on Market Street, I entered a strange new world, exciting and alive with activity, life and, white, brown, yellow and yes, even red. This was not the pigment on the walls of this parking lot but the skin tones of the youth in this piece of the world. That day in 1978 in the wonderful City of Passaic I saw the rainbow that would make up the road of my was the truest of melting pots.

Before Mandela S Rainbow

Author: Edward Joffe
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1491892080
Size: 10,41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 801

FUNNIER THAN ADRIAN MOLE AND FAR SEXIER! Does not skirt round the vast injustice of apartheid SUPERB MEMOIR Joffe is a man sui generis. Impish at times, but always interesting. Memorable and well written! AN INTIMATE, FUNNY, AND PROFOUND PERSONAL HISTORY Reading this funny, clever, sometimes vicious portrayal of growing up in Johannesburg in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, I found myself reminded of Blake’s line “To see a world in a grain of sand.” This is because Joffe, in writing a detailed and often very amusing account of his personal adventures and misadventures, captures also the texture of the broader environment, the brutal decades of racist horror of his native land. Joffe relates events with the engaging rhythm of all great story tellers - there are villains like sadistic teachers and fatuous fathers-in-law, there are lost adolescents in pursuit of sex and meaning, there are coming of age crises and triumphs, and an almost Dickensian host of memorable, often quirky, family members and friends. Read it, and you will see what I mean. Read it and you’ll laugh frequently. Read it and you’ll better understand the last 80 years of South African history. BRILLIANT MEMOIR Fascinating portrait of life in pre-Mandela South Africa, packed with very fine vignettes. A page-turning account of adolescence and the pains of growing up. Source: Amazon customer reviews

Dancing In The Rainbow

Author: Stephen Preston
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499058845
Size: 17,99 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 128

The pages of this manuscript tell one man's personal story, exploring the full range of human emotions that are symbolic of the masks of show business and depicting some classic and wonderful tales involving some legendary ladies from the world of entertainment. Through the eyes and heart of Stephen Preston, this lead dancer, singer, and actor makes the reader feel like they were there with Judy Garland at the Palace in New York, the Palladium in London, the Las Vegas stages with Betty Grable, Debbie Reynolds; some off-the-wall, hilarious escapades with Tallulah Bankhead, and an inside look at the social Me of Garland's daughter, Lisa Minnelli. Mr. Preston, who performed with and became close friends with these major stars, gives you a first-hand look into the moments of joy, laughter, success and, yes, some tears and even failure. Written in a light, candid, and sometimes almost campy kind of style, this is the first time a book has come along that does not gossip about their failed marriages, sex lives or prey upon their human weaknesses! In fact, we see a side of these bigger-than-life performers that, in the past, little has been written or talked about The reader will come along on train and plane trips; be there backstage at Broadway, television, movie, and night club performances. They'll sit with the Royal Family at the Palladium in London and will party at the Beverly Hills private homes of Hollywood celebrities. and the reader will even witness the final days of Betty Grable's long, hard battle with cancer. "Dancing in the Rainbow is a fascinating account of some of the days of their lives, including Stephen Preston's. Those days are gone and so are some of the people, but the time spent is what can make life on this planet so very interesting and worthwhile! Mr. Preston is retired from show business but is an active business man and lives in Palm Springs, California.

Munsey S Magazine

Size: 18,66 MB
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The Portable Poker Pro Winning Tips For Texas Hold Em

Author: Sheree Bykofsky
Editor: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 0786032278
Size: 10,95 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 251

Make The Next Poker Hand You Play A Winning Hand! Want to stop leaving your chips on the table and start taking more winnings home? How about moving from your Wednesday night game to the big time? The Portable Poker Pro can boost any player's game--whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player! This easy guide to hold'em poker will teach you the strategies, techniques, and nuances that separate the studs from the duds so you can win, win, win! You'll learn: • Poker terms, betting talk, hand rankings, general rules, and poker etiquette • Strategies for calling, raising, getting heads-up with your opponent, and staying off the defensive • How losing hands--and losing bluffs--can set up a big win later • How to unravel your opponents' playing styles • And much more. . .

Rainbow S End

Author: Vernor Vinge
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447217470
Size: 15,35 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Robert Gu is a world-renowned poet and recovering Alzheimer's patient. The world that he remembers was much as we know it today. Now, as he regains his faculties through a new cure, he discovers that the world has changed. He is seventy-five years old, though by a medical miracle he looks much younger, and he’s starting over, for the first time unsure of his poetic gifts. Living with his son’s family, he has no choice but to learn how to cope with a new information age in which the virtual and the real are a seamless continuum. But the consensus reality of the digital world is available only if, like his thirteen-year-old granddaughter Miri, you know how to wear your wireless access and to see the digital context—through smart contact lenses. With knowledge comes risk. When Robert begins to re-train at Fairmont High he unwittingly becomes part of a wide-ranging conspiracy to use technology as a tool for world domination. This conspiracy is something that baffles even the most sophisticated security analysts, including Robert’s son and daughter-in law, two top people in the U.S. military. And even Miri, in her attempts to protect her grandfather, may be entangled in the plot . . . ‘In the grand tradition of William Gibson and Neal Stephenson, Vernor Vinge just turned the future upside-down in Rainbow's End’ Charles Stross

Lessons From The Felt Advanced Strategies And Tactics For No Limit Hold Em Tournaments

Author: David Apostolico
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0818407360
Size: 18,67 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 641

Outperform The Competition At Any Level In Lessons from the Pro Poker Tour, David Apostolico explored the tournament strategies that have taken professionals like Doyle Brunson, T.J. Cloutier, and Billy Baxter to the very top. Now he shows you how to apply those advanced techniques and tactics to all kinds of no-limit hold'em tournaments--multi-table, single table, online, satellites, sit and go--so that you can win at every level in every arena, from freerolls to big money events. Think Like A Pro Apostolico provides in-depth analysis of hands he's encountered in real-life games, plus key sample hands that cover crucial poker concepts. He reveals the thought processes that go into making the smartest decision, no matter what cards you're dealt or what environment you're playing in. In learning to think like a pro, you'll also learn to anticipate your opponents' moves, and you'll acquire strategies that can be used to throw even the most experienced players off their game. Apostolico recounts notable hands he's played with some of the best in the business, including Barry Greenstein and John Phan, and also offers insights gleaned from his many years on the circuit, as well as advice on adapting and evolving your strategy to suit each game. Improve Your Odds Whether you're aiming to dominate your neighborhood game or make your first inroads into the big money tournaments, Lessons from the Felt provides the expertise and analysis you need to improve your skills, your odds, and your enjoyment. David Apostolico is the author of Lessons from the Pro Poker Tour, Tournament Poker and the Art of War, and Machiavellian Poker Strategy. He plays in dozens of poker tournaments each year and has won tournaments in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and online.

Betting The Farm

Author: Alyssa Linn Palmer
Editor: Alyssa Linn Palmer
ISBN: 0992006597
Size: 15,82 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 845

After her father's funeral, Elly has come back to the family farm to pack up the heirlooms and arrange for the sale of the property. What starts as a lonely night turns into something more when a thunderstorm brings a beautiful stranger to her door... (A 5,000 word lesbian romance short story.)