In the summer of 1973, Joe Castle quickly became the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faced Calico Joe, Paul was in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his dad. Then Warren threw a fastball that would change their lives forever.
Coop is cooking up another sure-misfire scheme: to make a cheapo horror movie guaranteed to make Coop, Sean and Matt filthy rich. It's a terrible idea, and Sean knows it. But he actuallyis desperate for cash --- and for a way to wipe that big fat L off his girlfriend-less forehead. But when he agrees to write a script about the attack of zombie-vampire humanzees, he has no idea just how powerful a chick magnet this movie will be.
Tademy takes historical fact and mingles it with fiction to weave a vivid and dramatic account of what life was like for the four remarkable women who came before her. Beginning with Tademy's great-great-great-great grandmother Elisabeth, this is a family saga that sweeps from the early days of slavery through the Civil War into a pre-Civil Rights South-a unique and moving slice of America's past that will resonate with readers for generations to come.
Captain America fights for his country, honor and humanity throughout the history of America's wars, but at the same time, Captain America is not exactly the hero of these tales. Instead, he's the impetus for much of what happens, and he draws many of the participants together. The brave soldiers fighting on and facing the horrors of war are the ones this book really focuses on, with some real historical lessons offered.
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