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Lenny, Lefty, and the Chancellor: The Len Bias Tragedy and the Search for Reform in Big-time College Basketball
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 131,290. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2010 by Bancroft Press. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
On June 19, 1986, Len Bias, one of the greats of college basketball, destined for NBA stardom, died of a cocaine overdose. The nation was stunned, and for the next several months, millions followed the unfolding tragedy at University of Maryland. In this account, Baltimore Sun reporter C. Fraser Smith examines the abuses that led to the Bias tragedy, and the crucial reform that followed.
Malicious Intent: A Hollywood Fable
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 140,330. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2010 by Bancroft Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Charmain Burns, Hollywood's sexiest, most-talked-about TV actress, will stop at nothing to rise to the top of Hollywood's A-movie list. When tabloid The National Revealer threatens to expose her scandalous past, she seeks to intimidate--and accidentally murders--a reporter. Now star reporter Cameron Tull is on the trail, as is a psychotic, otherworldly stalker. A shocking inside-Hollywood escape.
An Enlightening Lie About the Lucidity of Bees
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 60,270. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
Crofton Eer, a member of a militaristic society set in a canyon that knows only war, seeks an escape from the troubled canyon in which he lives, guided by the embodiment of the lone star that is visible from the canyon depths. His escape takes him on a journey in which he discovers that there are a great many more stars (gods) in the sky, which leads to a search for truth in the valley of life.
The Witch of Pittenweem
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Price: $11.95 USD. Words: 59,400. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
The Witch of Pittenweem is a story of family spirit, magic, and philosophical clash within the Family Vainamoinen. The family has lived in Pittenweem for hundreds of years, and are fiercely protective of their way of life and the insight of their ancestors. They are wtiches of significant power and yet have very human passions. The preservation of their magical line is imperative to most of them.
Canceled: The Story of America's Least Wanted
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,720. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
What will reality TV do next? Kaylie Adams finds out as she joins FBC’s new hit reality TV show: Canceled. A sort of “Abortion Idol,” the American viewing audience votes weekly: keep the baby, or terminate. When FBC studio exec Jake Granville learns he’s the father, TV’s hottest new show suddenly gets very personal. But a contract is a contract.
The Ashes of Her Shelter
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Price: $1.35 USD. Words: 66,440. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Ashes of Her Shelter is a lyrical novel, with "home" as a strong motif, about the bond between sisters, told from the unreliable viewpoint of an activist, Christine, who loves with a twisted loyalty her conventional sister Leigh-Anne. Christine by accident leads Leigh-Anne into danger and fails to protect her from bad relationships with men. The novel shows the West Coast in the 70s and 80s.
Think About It
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,330. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
This is a lively, controversial book about error, misconception and false reasoning on a wide range of topics. No prior knowledge is required - it is meant for educated readers with no specialist knowledge. It deals mainly with ‘ordinary’ topics that should interest most intelligent people - e.g. art, education and sport. A few social, religious and philosophical questions are also considered.
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Did the Continental Army Try and Stage a Coup After the Revoluntionary War?
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Price: Free! Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A 2200 word history short about a possible military coup after the Revolutionary War. The Society of the Cincinnati was formed by disgruntled members of the Continental Army as the Revolutionary War drew to a close. They were unhappy with lack of pay and supplies promised to them by the Continental Congress. Was formation of the Society an attempt to form a milita junta to rule the new country?
Beware of For-Profit Online Education: What Every New Student Should Know Before Enrolling Online
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,000. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Education
This is an insider's account of the reality of the for-profit online education hoax. David Ramses reveals the quality of education available, the quality most often recieved, the reality of academic dishonesty in the online environment, the sales tactics used to lure students in, the true value of the degree, and what many employers really think of online graduates who are new to the industry.
The Gospel of Ivan
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 35,080. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
What does it mean to have perfect faith? How do we prove our loyalty to the ideals we hold dear? Follow Jack Korbanski, Ivan Piper and Earl Hading as each comes to terms with what it means to believe... and how much that belief can cost.