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  • Hardball Architects - Volume 2 (National League Teams)

    by Derek Bain
    Hardball Architects examines the trades, free agent acquisitions, draft picks and other transactions for the 30 Major League Baseball franchises, divided into a 2-volume set (American League and National League). All key moves are scrutinized for every team and Sabermetric principles are applied to the roster construction throughout the lifetime of the organization to encapsulate the hits and misses by front office executives. Team performances are analyzed based on transaction type with graphs... more
  • Hardball Architects - Volume 1 (American League Teams)

    by Derek Bain
    Hardball Architects examines the trades, free agent acquisitions, draft picks and other transactions for the 30 Major League Baseball franchises, divided into a 2-volume set (American League and National League). All key moves are scrutinized for every team and Sabermetric principles are applied to the roster construction throughout the lifetime of the organization to encapsulate the hits and misses by front office executives. Team performances are analyzed based on transaction type with graphs... more
  • The U.K. Progression: Our Whirlwind of Love From London to Edinburgh

    by Michael Boyajian

    Mike and Jeri are the perennial Jimmy Stewart character from Its A Wonderful Life where Stewart just can’t get off the ground for a Grand Tour of Europe for his entire life.  Lucky for Mike and Jeri good fortune falls their way and they are able to travel twice a year for many years including four trips to London and one to Edinburgh. There is some sort of progression from trip to trip but it’s not certain if it’s a good thing or bad.

     

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  • New York Groove: An Inside Look at the Stars, Shows, and Songs That Make NYC Rock

    by Frank Mastropolo
    Where did Elvis record "Hound Dog" and Bill Haley record "Rock Around the Clock"? Where did Dylan play his first major gig? Or the Beatles make their US debut? Where was Hendrix discovered? New York City, where rock history has been made on the street corners of Harlem, the coffee houses of Greenwich Village, and the city's clubs, theaters, studios, and arenas. New York Groove: An Inside Look at the Stars, Shows, and Songs That Make NYC Rock tells more than 200 of the inside stories of the artis... more
  • ABCs of Balls

    by Nina Snyder

    "ABCs of Balls," an alphabet book for preschool children, makes learning ABCs fun for sports fans. From baseball to football, the alphabet book scores with both boys and girls with a lively color scheme, as well as photos of animals and sports equipment.

    "One of my son's first words was 'ball, ' and I wrote the book to make learning his ABCs fun for him," said author Nina Snyder.

    Note: "ABCs of Balls" uses American expressions such as &quo... more

  • The All-Time Greatest NBA Book: Counting Down the 50 Greatest Teams, the 50 Greatest Playoff Runs by a Player, the 50 Greatest P

    by Christian Meyers
    This book gives a broad view of what makes a certain player or team great. It uses a combination of a variety of statistics, countless references from well-respected sports journalists, opinions from a variety of NBA players and coaches, and a refreshing point of view from a die-hard and dedicated NBA fan to reach the most unbiased and the most educated rankings. The book discusses the 50 greatest teams of all time. Then there is a fun discussion about a six-team playoff bracket that would deter... more
  • Cotswolds North & South

    by Tracy Sabin
    The Cotswolds, which cover an 800 square mile area in the southern heart of England, can be visited by car via two grand loops, one to the north and one to the south. This book illustrates this approach with maps indicating possible village stops along the way. The north and south maps are followed by short photo essays of each village, highlighting their unique character and topography. What links the villages together are the honey-colored Cotswold limestone walls and the slate or thatched ro... more
  • Stop Dreaming Start Traveling: The Ultimate Guide to Traveling More and Spending Less, Revised and Updated

    by Russell Hannon
    Forget winning the lottery, forget waiting until next year,. Russell shows how, to save on travel using lean principles. Learn ways to quickly and easily find the best and least expensive travel options for you. Whether you are a 5-star traveler, a budget backpacker or anywhere in between, this book is chock full with resources sure to turbo charge your travel lifestyle. NO MORE settling for the going rate. FINISHED asking others for travel tips. DONE are the days of waiting until you ca... more
  • A Diamond in the Rough

    by Michael Boyajian
    Before the author became a judge he interned during law school for Justice Charles Kuffner in Staten Island who was fascinated by Minor League Baseball so much so he gets the author hooked on the idea so that when the minor leagues arrive in New York City he and his late wife Jeri get heavily into the game going to see the Brooklyn Cyclones and the then Staten Island Yankees and when they move to the Hudson Valley they become season ticket holders for the local team the Renegades. This is their ... more
  • Reflections Of A Love Supreme: Motown Through The Eyes Of Fans

    by Tom Ingrassia
    Reflections Of A Love Supreme tells the story of Motown through the eyes--and camera lenses--of its fans. Many of the 150 photos included have never been published before. They are personal, behind-the-scenes glimpses of the people, places and things that made Motown the music that inspired a generation.
  • A Young Person's Guide to Classical Music

    by Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    A Young Person’s Guide to Classical Music, is not an attempt to make new converts to classical music. It’s certainly not an attempt to duplicate, let alone match the kind of passion expertise, and professionalism Bernstein and Britten spurred young persons to listen to and even love classical music back in their day. In any case, there’s not an aspect of classical music that hasn’t been written about, in more instances than not repeatedly. The books on classical music fill dozens of public and p... more
  • Discovering BTS: An Unexpected Journey

    by Marion J Chard
    I first admitted my adoration for BTS in my blog dated August 2019, Honesty is the Best Policy – I love BTS. That’s when I fell down the rabbit hole, never to be retrieved again. And later, when a good friend suggested that I write a book about the South Korean K-Pop group, I ran with her idea. The book centers on my personal journey and explains how a) I went from mild intrigue. To b) attempting to learn their names and being able to identify them with various colors of hair. To c) being able... more
  • A to Zee of Italy

    by Ella Khalifa

    Few countries in the world inspire love and passion in its visitors like Italy. Whether it's the delicious food and wine, timeless history, breathtaking landscapes, fast cars, or flair for fashion, Italian culture is now part of your world. Ella Khalifa, a young girl living in Rome, wrote this book as proof that even if you didn't know it, you already speak Italian!

  • The Cat Ellington Sheet Music Collection (5 book series)

    by Cat Ellington, Joseph Strickland, Princeton Brown, Greg Schutte

    Inspired by the music composed by the one-and-only Cat Ellington, Vital Vision Publications presents The Cat Ellington Sheet Music Collection. The original series features the musical scores of songs written by Cat Ellington through The Black Jaguar Music Company, previously recorded with vocals by various artists.

  • Gett Out: Sheet Music

    by Cat Ellington, Joseph Strickland, Greg Schutte, Princeton Brown

    Vital Vision Publications presents the digital sheet music to "Gett Out," composed by Cat Ellington, Joseph Strickland, Greg Schutte, and Princeton Brown on an acoustic guitar.

    • Produced by: Cat Ellington, Greg Schutte, and Princeton Brown

    • Executive producer: Joseph Strickland

    • Record label: Vital Vision Records

    "Gett Out" was written by Cat Ellington and Joseph Strickland and performed with vocal... more

  • Something in Your Eyes: Sheet Music

    by Cat Ellington, Princeton Brown

    Vital Vision Publications presents the digital sheet music to "Something in Your Eyes," composed by Cat Ellington and Princeton Brown on an acoustic grand piano.

    • Produced by: Cat Ellington and Princeton Brown

    • Executive producer: Joseph Strickland

    • Record label: Vital Vision Records

    "Something in Your Eyes" was written by Cat Ellington and performed with vocals by Jaki Cavins on Dual Mani... more

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