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F*cking History

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ISBN10 : 0593189612

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Humor

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Book Summary: History that doesn't suck: Smart, crude, and hilariously relevant to modern life. Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it. Too bad it's usually boring as sh*t. Enter The Captain, the ultimate storyteller who brings history to life (and to your life) in this hilarious, intelligent, brutally honest, and crude compendium to events that happened before any of us were born. The entries in this compulsively readable book bridge past and present with topics like getting ghosted, handling haters, and why dog owners rule (sorry, cat people). Along the way you'll get a glimpse of Edith Wharton's sex life, dating rituals in Ancient Greece, catfishing in 500 BC, medieval flirting techniques, and squad goals from Catherine the Great. You'll learn why losing yourself in a relationship will make you crazy--like Joanna of Castile, who went from accomplished badass to Joanna the Mad after obsessing over a guy known as Philip the Handsome. You'll discover how Resting Bitch Face has been embraced throughout history (so wear it proudly). And you'll see why it's never a good idea to f*ck with powerful women--from pirate queens to diehard suffragettes to Cleo-f*cking-patra. People in the past were just like us--so learn from life's losers and emulate the badasses. The Captain shows you how.

The Captain

Author : Ian O'Connor

ISBN10 : 9780547549064

Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Number of Pages : 416

Category : Sports & Recreation

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Book Summary: Every spring, Little Leaguers across the country mimic his stance and squabble over the right to wear his number, 2, the next number to be retired by the world’s most famous ball team. Derek Jeter is their hero. He walks in the footsteps of Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, and Mantle, and someday his shadow will loom just as large. Yet he has never been the best player in baseball. In fact, he hasn’t always been the best player on his team. But his intangible grace and Jordanesque ability to play big in the biggest of postseason moments make him the face of the modern Yankee dynasty, and of America’s game. In The Captain, best-selling author Ian O’Connor draws on extensive reporting and unique access to Jeter that has spanned some fifteen years to reveal how a biracial kid from Michigan became New York’s most beloved sports figure and the enduring symbol of the steroid-free athlete. O’Connor takes us behind the scenes of a legendary baseball life and career, from Jeter’s early struggles in the minor leagues, when homesickness and errors in the field threatened a stillborn career, to his heady days as a Yankee superstar and prince of the city who squired some of the world’s most beautiful women, to his tense battles with former best friend A-Rod. We also witness Jeter struggling to come to terms with his declining skills and the declining favor of the only organization he ever wanted to play for, leading to a contentious contract negotiation with the Yankees that left people wondering if Jeter might end his career in a uniform without pinstripes. Derek Jeter’s march toward the Hall of Fame has been dignified and certain, but behind that leadership and hero’s grace there are hidden struggles and complexities that have never been explored, until now. As Jeter closes in on 3,000 hits, a number no Yankee has ever touched, The Captain offers an incisive, exhilarating, and revealing new look at one of the game’s greatest players in the gloaming of his career.

The Captain Class

Author : Sam Walker

ISBN10 : 0812997204

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: A bold new theory of leadership drawn from elite captains throughout sports—named one of the best business books of the year by CNBC, The New York Times, Forbes, strategy+business, The Globe and Mail, and Sports Illustrated “The book taught me that there’s no cookie-cutter way to lead. Leading is not just what Hollywood tells you. It’s not the big pregame speech. It’s how you carry yourself every day, how you treat the people around you, who you are as a person.”—Mitchell Trubisky, quarterback, Chicago Bears Now featuring analysis of the five-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and their captain, Tom Brady The seventeen most dominant teams in sports history had one thing in common: Each employed the same type of captain—a singular leader with an unconventional set of skills and tendencies. Drawing on original interviews with athletes, general managers, coaches, and team-building experts, Sam Walker identifies the seven core qualities of the Captain Class—from extreme doggedness and emotional control to tactical aggression and the courage to stand apart. Told through riveting accounts of pressure-soaked moments in sports history, The Captain Class will challenge your assumptions of what inspired leadership looks like. Praise for The Captain Class “Wildly entertaining and thought-provoking . . . makes you reexamine long-held beliefs about leadership and the glue that binds winning teams together.”—Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations, Chicago Cubs “If you care about leadership, talent development, or the art of competition, you need to read this immediately.”—Daniel Coyle, author of The Culture Code “The insights in this book are tremendous.”—Bob Myers, general manager, Golden State Warriors “An awesome book . . . I find myself relating a lot to its portrayal of the out-of the-norm leader.”—Carli Lloyd, co-captain, U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team “A great read . . . Sam Walker used data and a systems approach to reach some original and unconventional conclusions about the kinds of leaders that foster enduring success. Most business and leadership books lapse into clichés. This one is fresh.”—Jeff Immelt, chairman and former CEO, General Electric “I can’t tell you how much I loved The Captain Class. It identifies something many people who’ve been around successful teams have felt but were never able to articulate. It has deeply affected my thoughts around how we build our culture.”—Derek Falvey, chief baseball officer, Minnesota Twins

The Captain

Author : David Wright,Anthony DiComo

ISBN10 : 1524746061

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: A memoir from one of the most admired players in baseball, the captain of the New York Mets, David Wright David Wright played his entire Major League Baseball career for one team, the team he dreamed of playing for as a kid: the New York Mets. A quick fan favorite from Virginia who then earned his stripes in New York, Wright came back time and again from injury and demonstrated the power of hard work, total commitment, and an infinite love of the game. Wright’s stats are one thing. He was a seven-time All-Star, a two-time Gold Glove Award winner, and a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner. He holds many Mets franchise records and was nicknamed "Captain America" after his performance in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. But there is more: The walk-offs. The Barehand. The Subway Series and World Series home runs. And the electricity that swept through Shea Stadium then Citi Field whenever number 5, “the Captain,” was in the game.

A Captain's Duty

Author : Richard Phillips,Stephan Talty

ISBN10 : 1401395112

Publisher : Hachette Books

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: "I share the country's admiration for the bravery of Captain Phillips and his selfless concern for his crew. His courage is a model for all Americans." --President Barack Obama It was just another day on the job for fifty-three-year-old Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama, the United States-flagged cargo ship which was carrying, among other things, food and agricultural materials for the World Food Program. That all changed when armed Somali pirates boarded the ship. The pirates didn't expect the crew to fight back, nor did they expect Captain Phillips to offer himself as hostage in exchange for the safety of his crew. Thus began the tense five-day stand-off, which ended in a daring high-seas rescue when U.S. Navy SEALs opened fire and picked off three of the captors. "It never ends like this," Captain Phillips said. And he's right. A Captain's Duty tells the life-and-death drama of the Vermont native who was held captive on a tiny lifeboat off Somalia's anarchic, gun-plagued shores. A story of adventure and courage, it provides the intimate details of this high-seas hostage-taking--the unbearable heat, the death threats, the mock executions, and the escape attempt. When the pirates boarded his ship, Captain Phillips put his experience into action, doing everything he could to safeguard his crew. And when he was held captive by the pirates, he marshaled all his resources to ensure his own survival, withstanding intense physical hardship and an escalating battle of wills with the pirates. This was it: the moment where training meets instinct and where character is everything. Richard Phillips was ready.

The Captain Was a Doctor

Author : Jonathon Reid

ISBN10 : 1459747232

Publisher : Dundurn

Number of Pages : 480

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: A Canadian medical officer and prisoner of war returns from the Second World War a hero — and a very different man. In August 1941, John Reid, a young Canadian doctor, volunteered to join the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps with four friends from medical school. After five weeks of officer training in Ottawa, Reid took an optional two-week course in tropical medicine, a choice which sealed his fate. Assigned to “C” Force, the two Canadian battalions sent to reinforce “semi-tropical” Hong Kong, he was among those captured when the calamitous Battle of Hong Kong ended on Christmas Day. After a year in Hong Kong prison camps, Reid was chosen as the only officer to accompany 663 Canadian POWs sent to Japan to work as slave labourers. His efforts over the next two and a half years to lead, treat, and protect his men were heroic. He survived the war, but finding a peace of his own took ten tumultuous years, with casualties of a different sort. He would never be the same.

The Captain's Daughter

Author : Leah Fleming

ISBN10 : 0857203436

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 576

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: FROM THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF THE LAST PEARL AND DANCING AT THE VICTORY CAFE, this is a beautiful novel about family secrets, betrayals and redemption. The secrets in a woman's heart are deeper than the ocean… For May Smith, travelling with her husband and baby girl Ellen, stepping foot on the Titanic marks the start of an incredible journey, one which is destined to take her from the back streets of Bolton to the land of opportunity: the United States. But when the 'unsinkable' Titanic hits an iceberg one cold dark night, May's dreams are instantly shattered. Jumping from the sinking ship at the last minute, May loses sight of Joe and Ellen. Distraught, she is pulled into a lifeboat. Minutes later, the real-life Captain Smith swims to the lifeboat and hands May a baby swaddled in blankets. This rescue is witnessed by fellow survivor, Celeste Parkes, married to an American industrialist who is on her way back to Ohio after her mother's funeral. In horror, they both watch the death throes of the mighty ship; May traumatised, knowing her husband has drowned, Celeste wishing her bully of a husband had been on board and out of her life. As the dawn comes up, and the two women are rescued by the Carpathia, a friendship is formed, one which is destined to transcend the Atlantic and social differences between them and last a lifetime. Then May makes a shocking discovery and a split-second decision which will change the lives of many. Praise for Leah Fleming 'I enjoyed it enormously.It's a moving and compelling story about a lifetime's journey in search of the truth' RACHEL HORE 'A born storyteller' KATE ATKINSON

The Captain's Lady

Author : Louise M. Gouge

ISBN10 : 9781426850639

Publisher : Steeple Hill

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Captain James Templeton's orders from General Washington are clear. His target: Lord Bennington, a member of George III's Privy Council. The assignment: find Bennington's war plans. The risks: the future of the East Florida Colony, Jamie's life…and his heart. In spite of the dangers of their hopeless situation, he's fallen in love with Lady Marianne Moberly, Lord Bennington's daughter. Desperate to protect his country, Jamie carries out his orders with a heavy heart. But Marianne's persistence is a challenge he never expected. With love and faith, they must navigate troubled waters to win their future together.

The Captain's Chest

Author : Odette C. Bell

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Odette C. Bell

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Amanda and Sebastian have flown all the way to the Caribbean, and this is no holiday; they are after the third Stargazer. But Sebastian finds himself a little distracted when the hottest damn treasure hunter in the world pops up on his patch. Is she after his globe or something else entirely? Sebastian soon finds himself running around the island, playing her games, while Amanda is left to her own devices. But all too soon trouble arrives to the tune of an entire gang of Romeo's goons. Can Amanda and Sebastian stay out of trouble long enough to get their hands on the third Stargazer? And can Sebastian finally learn that all that glitters is not gold?

Captivated by the Captain

Author : Amanda Mariel

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Brook Ridge Press

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Miss Prudence Drake desires nothing more than to return to America and pick up the pieces of her life. After being held captive on the Black Dawn and witnessing her papa's murder, the last thing she wants is to find herself in the hands of another pirate-even if he is handsome and honorable. Captain Jasper Blackmore has forsaken his past, walking away from England's shores in search of a new adventure after the war left him physically scarred and jilted by the one lady he dared to love. An American hoyden could never fit into his world despite his attraction to her. Can two people whose life paths are at odds find common ground?

Robinson Crusoe

Author : Daniel Defoe

ISBN10 : 0141925353

Publisher : Penguin UK

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: 2019 celebrates the 300th anniversary of the story of Robinson Crusoe - one of the most famous adventures of all time - with a brand new introduction from expert survivalist Bear Grylls. After surviving a terrible shipwreck, Robinson Crusoe discovers he is the only human on an island far from any shipping routes or rescue. At first he is devastated, but slowly, with patience and imagination, he transforms his dismal island into a tropical paradise. For twenty-four years he lives with no human companionship - until one fateful day, when he discovers he is not alone... Lightly abridged for Puffin Classics.

The Captain, The Billionaire Boat and The Dragon Crusader

Author : Kennedy King

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Mind of Khan Studios

Number of Pages : 238

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The balance between human and Dragon rests on the shoulders of a young pilot on her first mission. Dawn Redding. An Admiral of the World Crisis Committee, she stands on the threshold of the life she gave everything for. She only needs to bring in the galaxy’s first outerworld outlaw. Howard Carver. The legacy left behind by his family holds the key to facing humanity’s greatest threat, the far-flung lifeforms known as Dragons. Rick Miller. A retired Captain with the ship to take them both to the outerworlds, where the outlaw Drogan lurks. These three come together aboard the ageing Arcadia, a ship equipped with an AI named Alice, who is capable of self-piloting. Dawn, naturally feels useless. With or without the use of her greatest skill, she discovers her purpose as a leader when the group comes face-to-face with the being between man and Dragon himself. Drogan. The astral road to him, the SkyLine, launches Dawn and the crew of the Arcadia from Mars to Neptune, and past the edge. Companions in loathing and love, they fight to level the cosmic scales. Through it all watches Alice, inside the Billionaire Boat, the Arcadia. More closely than anyone, she watches Dawn. What waits for the crew at the edge of humanity’s reach; the land of the Dragons: redemption, or damnation?

The Captain's Daughter

Author : Alexsander Pushkin

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Shea had just beaten me at chess, as usual, and, also as usual, I had gleaned what questionable satisfaction I might by twitting him with this indication of failing mentality by calling his attention for the nth time to that theory, propounded by certain scientists, which is based upon the assertion that phenomenal chess players are always found to be from the ranks of children under twelve, adults over seventy-two or the mentally defective—a theory that is lightly ignored upon those rare occasions that I win. Shea had gone to bed and I should have followed suit, for we are always in the saddle here before sunrise; but instead I sat there before the chess table in the library, idly blowing smoke at the dishonored head of my defeated king. While thus profitably employed I heard the east door of the living-room open and someone enter. I thought it was Shea returning to speak with me on some matter of tomorrow's work; but when I raised my eyes to the doorway that connects the two rooms I saw framed there the figure of a bronzed giant, his otherwise naked body trapped with a jewel-encrusted harness from which there hung at one side an ornate short-sword and at the other a pistol of strange pattern. The black hair, the steel-gray eyes, brave and smiling, the noble features—I recognized them at once, and leaping to my feet I advanced with outstretched hand.

Captured by the Captain

Author : Wendy Lindstrom,Cali Coleman

ISBN10 : 1939263611

Publisher : Rustic Studio Publishing

Number of Pages : 388

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 798

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Book Summary: Kidnapped, lied to, and betrayed, will her unexpected journey with the handsome captain be a cruel abduction—or a passionate adventure that will save her? When Grace Covington, granddaughter to a powerful railroad industrialist, risks her life to help a friend, she believes no one will learn of her daring escapade. But her plans go awry when she is kidnapped by a bold, handsome captain who sails her straight into an emotional tidal wave. Captain Leo Sullivan wants to prove he’s not the lowly kidnapper Grace believes him to be, but he is honor bound to not tell her why, or where, he’s taking her. With every nautical mile they sail together, Grace finds her feelings warming toward her captor. She has never experienced desire until crossing paths with this man, this captain who has completely swept her away, but she wonders if this journey between them will heal her broken heart… or drown her in a sea of regret.

Cherishing the Captain

Author : Elise Marion

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Marion Press

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 950

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Book Summary: Captain Gideon Whitlock never thought to see the woman he spent one unforgettable night with again. His years at war have changed him into a different man—one he feels certain she could never bring herself to love. Sylvia Whitlock has moved on from being abandoned the man she eloped with following a reckless night of passion. Telling herself she doesn't want or need him, she dedicates her life to healing the wounded, traumatized soldiers of the Crimean War as a nurse. When Gideon's suddenly appears at the home for soldiers where Sylvia has taken a new position, they will both be forced to face their past. They must also consider what their future will be, and whether the pain of their separation will prove enough to keep them apart for good.

Amelia and the Captain

Author : Lori Copeland

ISBN10 : 0736956581

Publisher : Harvest House Publishers

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: "Amelia had turned out to be one colossal nuisance.And the last thing Captain Morgan Kane needed was another headache." The three wily and beautiful McDougal sisters can swindle a man in less time than it takes to lasso a calf. But their luck is running out, and they're about to be hauled off to jail. When the wagon carrying them falls under attack, each sister is picked up by a different man. Fortunately for Amelia, she finds herself hanging on for dear life to the dashing figure of Union Captain Morgan Kane. But when she confesses she's running from the law, he drops her off in Galveston, only to come to her rescue later, in more ways than one. No sooner does Amelia arrive at the Port of Galveston than she falls into the clutches of a shadowy villain intent on selling her to the highest-bidding privateer. Taken aboard a ship with ten other female captives destined for slavery, can Amelia count on the cunning Captain Kane to swoop in and save her...again? And if she somehow survives, what becomes of her heart? Only God has the answers that Amelia seeks, but is her faith strong enough? To discover what happens to the other two McDougal sisters, read The Sisters of Mercy Flats and My Heart Stood Still, the first two books in the Sisters of Mercy Flats trilogy.

Scandalously Wed to the Captain

Author : Joanna Johnson

ISBN10 : 1488047650

Publisher : Harlequin

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 328

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Book Summary: Bound to a stranger …in a secret ceremony! With her finances, reputation and heart all broken by a family scandal, Grace Linwood seeks employment. But the lady she’s companion to isn’t long for this world. She’s intent on seeing Grace protected and quickly wed to her son, curt and closed-off Captain Spencer Dauntsey. With little choice, all Grace can say is “I do”…but who is the man she has just married?

The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire: 1793-1812

Author : Alfred Thayer Mahan

ISBN10 :

Publisher : e-artnow

Number of Pages : 682

Category : History

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Book Summary: The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire 1793-1812 is a history book about naval warfare by Alfred Thayer Mahan. It details the role of sea power and discussed the various factors needed to support and achieve sea power, with emphasis the grand strategic end, in the late 18th and early 19th century. The book provides one of the most perceptive overviews of the course of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in general.

Captain Blood

Author : Rafael Sabatini

ISBN10 : 1531295088

Publisher : Endymion Press

Number of Pages : 454

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Peter Blood, an Irish physician and soldier in England in the 1680's, is wrongly convicted of treason and sentenced to indentured slavery in the Caribbean. He escapes and becomes the most feared pirate captain on the Spanish Main, but all the glory of his adventures cannot help him, for the woman he loves cannot love a thief and pirate. Even when he destroys England's enemies, even at his most triumphant...but wait! What's that...

Soccer 'Cats #1: The Captain Contest

Author : Matt Christopher

ISBN10 : 031609532X

Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Number of Pages : 64

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Dewey London and Bundy Neel are psyched about the new summer soccer league, until they learn about the contest to be team captain: Whoever draws the best team logo will be named captain. Should artistic Dewey enter even though Bundy would make a better captain?