House of Nails
Score: 4
From 156 Ratings

House of Nails


  • Author: Lenny Dykstra
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 6742786 Bytes


"Tough, straight, upsetting, and strangely beautiful. One of the best sports autobiographies I've ever read. It comes from the heart." —Stephen KingEclipsing the traditional sports memoir, House of Nails, by former world champion, multimillionaire entrepreneur, and imprisoned felon Lenny Dykstra, spins a tragicomic tale of Shakespearean proportions -- a relentlessly entertaining American epic that careens between the heights and the abyss.Nicknamed "Nails" for his hustle and grit, Lenny approached the game of baseball -- and life -- with mythic intensity. During his decade in the majors as a center fielder for the legendary 1980s Mets and the 1990s Phillies, he was named to three All-Star teams and played in two of the most memorable World Series o...

The Disappearance of Emily Marr
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

The Disappearance of Emily Marr


  • Author: Louise Candlish
  • Release Date : 2013-08-01
  • Genre: Family
  • File Size: 1455040 Bytes


A gripping, twisty story of adultery and scandal from the bestselling author of Our House.'Tense, twisty and completely addictive' Good Housekeeping'A nail-biter until the very last pages' Daily Express Some secrets are too dangerous to share . . . When Emily Marr begins an affair with her married neighbour, the celebrated surgeon Arthur Woodhall, she has no idea of the tragedy and scandal their actions will cause. With shattering speed, she becomes the object of a media witchhunt, her only choice to change her identity and vanish. Soon after, Tabby Dewhurst arrives on the Ile de Ré in France, estranged from her family and unable to afford even a room for the night. By chance, she meets Emmie Mason, whose offer of friendship is at odds with her obse...

House of Nails

House of Nails


  • Author : Lenny Dykstra
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062407382


House of Nails Book Description :

"Tough, straight, upsetting, and strangely beautiful. One of the best sports autobiographies I've ever read. It comes from the heart." —Stephen King Eclipsing the traditional sports memoir, House of Nails, by former world champion, multimillionaire entrepreneur, and imprisoned felon Lenny Dykstra, spins a tragicomic tale of Shakespearean proportions -- a relentlessly entertaining American epic that careens between the heights and the abyss. Nicknamed "Nails" for his hustle and grit, Lenny approached the game of baseball -- and life -- with mythic intensity. During his decade in the majors as a center fielder for the legendary 1980s Mets and the 1990s Phillies, he was named to three All-Star teams and played in two of the most memorable World Series...

No Nails  No Lumber

No Nails No Lumber


  • Author : Jeffrey Head
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2012-08-10
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616891558


No Nails No Lumber Book Description :

Imagine a house constructed in less than forty-eight hours, without using lumber or nails, that is more resistant to fire, earthquakes, and hurricanes than any traditionally built structure. This may sound like the latest development in prefab housing or green architecture, but the design dates back to 1941 when architect Wallace Neff (1895–1982) developed Airform construction as a solution to the global housing crisis. Best known for his elegant Spanish Colonial–revival estates in Southern California, Neff had a private passion for his dome-shaped "bubble houses" made of reinforced concrete cast in position over an inflatable balloon. No Nails, No Lumber shows the beauty and versatility of Neff's design in new and vintage photography, previously...