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The story tells of uncontrolled violence — senseless, immediate, prolific gang violence — happening now. If it seems overstated or excessive to you, pick up a newspaper, tune in a local newscast, look out your window.

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Marshal Sam Catlin's attempts to keep order in the unruly Western town of Fairplay are becoming more challenging by the day. First is the discovery of the body of Caleb Tinker. Then, the local beggar is nearly killed and one of his oppressors turns up dead. When his investigation reveals the events may be related, Catlin finds he'd better solve the cases soon...­or risk becoming the next corpse.

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A divided nation is at war, neighbor fighting neighbor, brother killing brother. Two young men, one slave and one free, are lifelong friends and, unknown to them, half-­brothers with a common father. The contrasting colors of their skins has put them on opposite sides of a bitter and bloody conflict. This is the epic story of these men, the women they love and of a people in turmoil.

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A touching biography of the beloved Pittsburgh Pirate Willie “Pops” Stargell, this life story documents the 21-­year, Hall of Fame career of one of the most celebrated and revered players in the history of Major League Baseball. Beginning with his difficult childhood and revealing his encounters with fierce racial hostility while playing minor league ball in the south, this book goes on to show how Stargell became one of the most feared hitters in baseball, a perennial All Star and MVP candidate, and World Series hero. More than a slugging star, Stargell—a clubhouse leader who was revered for his bursting personality and —earned the affectionate nickname “Pops” during the 1979 season when he began handing out stars to teammates following a good play or game. The stars soon became a symbol of the unity on the Pirates team that went on to win the World Series. This biography also details his life following his playing days: Stargell’s coaching career, his struggles with obesity and . . .

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Based on actual events this gripping tale unfolds as young Trace Savage follows a trail of blood and plunder across the rugged frontier of the late 1860's in dogged pursuit of the brutal band of border bandits who murdered his parents. One by one he overtakes and faces the killers branding the corpses he leaves behind with the mark of the serpent.­Savage becomes partners with Stalkin' Sam Irons an aging mountain man and together they travel the rugged backbone of the Rockies. When Sam is killed in a pitched battle with warring Blackfeet Trace continues to Idaho Territory.­An exciting horse race a life and death struggle with a marauding grizzly and a tender love affair move this fast-­paced adventure toward an exciting powerful climax pitting Trace Savage against the leader of the murderous raiders.­This title was previously released in print as MARK OF THE SERPENT.

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Marshal Sam Catlin's attempts to keep order in the unruly Western town of Fairplay are becoming more challenging by the day. First is the discovery of the body of Caleb Tinker. Then the local beggar is nearly killed and one of his oppressors turns up dead. When his investigation reveals the events may be related Catlin finds he'd better solve the cases soon...­or risk becoming the next corpse.

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Fred Lieb’s biography of Connie Mack was originally published in 1945 as part of the celebrated series published by G. P. Putnam. Known for their lively prose and engaging narratives, these Putnam books have become prized collectibles among baseball readers and historians.­Cornelius McGillicuddy Sr., better known as Connie Mack, was a professional baseball player, manager, and team owner. He was a catcher for the Washington Nationals, Buffalo Bisons, and Pittsburgh Pirates. His last three seasons as a player-­manager were with the Pittsburgh Pirates, after which he devoted his time exclusively to managing.­The longest-­serving manager in Major League Baseball, Mack holds records for the most wins, losses, and games managed. He managed the Pittsburgh Pirates for five years (1894–1899) and then managed the Philadelphia Athletics for the club’s first fifty seasons before retiring following the 1950 season. In addition to his managing duties, he was part-­owner of the Athletics from 1901 . . .

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A century of Pittsburgh’s rich sports history is celebrated through 50 greatest moments in this volume, culled from the coverage by the Pittsburgh Post-­Gazette. Among the storied past of athletics in the Pennsylvanian city, this collection highlights such events as the Pirates at the World Series; Steelers' Super Bowls; the Penguins with their back-­to-­back Stanley Cups; the era when Carnegie “Tech,­” Duquesne, and Pitt were all playing college bowls; and boxing title bouts fought by Harry Greb, Teddy Yaroz, and Billy Conn. These moments and others from the wide spectrum of franchises and Hall of Fame athletes in Pittsburgh’s history are celebrated in a commemorative format that illustrates why Pittsburgh has earned the title of the “Best Sports City” more than once and why “City of Champions” has come to describe the town time and time again.

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A touching biography of the beloved Pittsburgh Pirate Willie “Pops” Stargell, this life story documents the 21-­year, Hall of Fame career of one of the most celebrated and revered players in the history of Major League Baseball. Beginning with his difficult childhood and revealing his encounters with fierce racial hostility while playing minor league ball in the south, this book goes on to show how Stargell became one of the most feared hitters in baseball, a perennial All Star and MVP candidate, and World Series hero. More than a slugging star, Stargell—a clubhouse leader who was revered for his bursting personality and joie de vivre—earned the affectionate nickname “Pops” during the 1979 season when he began handing out stars to teammates following a good play or game. The stars soon became a symbol of the unity on the Pirates team that went on to win the World Series. This biography also details his life following his playing days: Stargell’s coaching career, his struggles with . . .

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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

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A touching biography of the beloved Pittsburgh Pirate Willie “Pops” Stargell, this life story documents the 21-­year, Hall of Fame career of one of the most celebrated and revered players in the history of Major League Baseball. Beginning with his difficult childhood and revealing his encounters with fierce racial hostility while playing minor league ball in the south, this book goes on to show how Stargell became one of the most feared hitters in baseball, a perennial All Star and MVP candidate, and World Series hero. More than a slugging star, Stargell—a clubhouse leader who was revered for his bursting personality and joie de vivre—earned the affectionate nickname “Pops” during the 1979 season when he began handing out stars to teammates following a good play or game. The stars soon became a symbol of the unity on the Pirates team that went on to win the World Series. This biography also details his life following his playing days: Stargell’s coaching career, his struggles with . . .

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This work offers a summary of the book "ALMOST PERFECT: How a Bunch of Regular Guys Built WordPerfect Corporation" by W. E. Pete Peterson.­In 1977 Bruce Bastian started writing a 3-­D computer software package while he was at university. Noticing hi...

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Pete moves away from his school, friends and neighborhood because his father hasn’t been able to find employment and they are about to lose their home. To make it worse, his family can no longer afford for Pete to take Karate lessons, the favorite...

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