Furious George

Furious George
  • Author : George Karl,Curt Sampson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2017-01-10
  • ISBN : 9780062367815

Furious George Book Review:

The most outspoken and combative coach in NBA history—and one of the most successful, amassing more than 1,175 victories, the sixth best winning record ever—reflects on his life, his career, and his battles on and off the basketball court in this no-holds-barred memoir A man of deep passion and intensity, George Karl earned his bad boy reputation while playing at the University of North Carolina, a rap that continued through the five years he spent with the San Antonio Spurs—and long after he stopped playing. Karl’s beery nights, fistfights, and barking followed him into a thirty-five-year coaching career. In a game defined by big stakes and bigger egos, rabid fans and an unforgiving media, Karl was hired and fired a dozen times. After leading a team beset by injuries and with no superstar to its best season of all time—an achievement that earned Karl the title NBA Coach of the Year—he was dumped by the Denver Nuggets in 2013. Less than a year and a half later, Karl was at the helm of the Sacramento Kings, snarling and bellowing on the sidelines before being cut loose in May 2016. Intense, obstinate, and loud, Karl has never backed down from a confrontation, whether with management, officials, or star players, as NBA legends from Allan Iverson to Gary Payton to Carmelo Anthony to Demarcus Cousins can attest. Telling his story, Karl holds nothing back as he speaks out about the game that has defined his life, including the greed, selfishness, and ass-covering he believes are characteristic of the modern NBA player, and the rampant corruption that leads all the way to the office of the NBA commissioner, David Stern. Karl also reveals how he’s learned to deal with the personalities, the pressure, and the setbacks with a resilience he acquired from his three bouts with cancer. Raw, hard-hitting, and brutally honest, Furious George is as thrilling, unpredictable, and entertaining as the game that has defined Karl’s life.

Furious George Goes Bananas

Furious George Goes Bananas
  • Author : Michael Rex
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 2010-05-11
  • ISBN : 9780399545610

Furious George Goes Bananas Book Review:

George is an ape—not a monkey—and he is perfectly happy living his simple life in the jungle, until one day the man in the funny hat kidnaps him and brings him to the big city. Poor George! Forced to live in a cage at the zoo, then work hard manual labor and be mocked on stage—George has every reason to be upset. In fact, after all the maltreatment, he’s downright furious! So it’s a good thing George is one clever ape. Perhaps getting mad is not the only answer. Readers will laugh out loud when George comes up with a way to outsmart the man in the funny hat.

Furious George

Furious George
  • Author : Brad Gosse
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 26
  • Relase : 2020-12-15
  • ISBN : 9798581915509

Furious George Book Review:

Monkey's are cute. But they aren't great pets. Your mom brought one home. Now your bed is all wet. George is what you named. Your new friend. He seems cute today. But well, this won't end. We sent him away. To a very nice place. But your mom won't recover. He tore off her face.

Poached

Poached
  • Author : Stuart Gibbs
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2015-04-21
  • ISBN : 9781442467781

Poached Book Review:

Twelve-year-old Teddy Fitzroy is the prime suspect when FunJungle's newly-acquired koala goes missing, thanks to a prank staged by middle school bully Vance Jessup.

The Encyclopedia of Punk

The Encyclopedia of Punk
  • Author : Brian Cogan,Penelope Spheeris
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
  • Pages : 390
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 1402779372

The Encyclopedia of Punk Book Review:

An alphabetically arranged resource covers the rebellious musical genre and the cultural movement it inspired.

Bush At War

Bush At War
  • Author : Bob Woodward
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2012-12-25
  • ISBN : 9781471104695

Bush At War Book Review:

With his unmatched investigative skill, Bob Woodward tells the behind-the-scenes story of how President George W. Bush and his top national security advisers led the nation to war. Extensive quotations from the secret deliberations of the National Security Council and firsthand revelations of the private thoughts, concerns and fears of the president and his war cabinet, make BUSH AT WAR an unprecedented chronicle of a modern presidency in a time of grave crisis. Based on interviews with more than a hundred sources and four hours of exclusive interviews with the president, BUSH AT WAR reveals Bush's sweeping, almost grandiose vision for remaking the world. Woodward's virtual wiretap into the White House Situation Room reveals a stunning group portrait of an untested president and his advisers, three of whom might themselves have made it to the presidency. In BUSH AT WAR, Bob Woodward once again delivers a reporting tour de force.

Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise

Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise
  • Author : Monica Perez,Hans Augusto Rey,Margret Rey
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 30
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 9780547242842

Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise Book Review:

In the hot days of summer, Curious George the monkey looks for ways to stay cool, including going to the pool, playing in the sprinklers, and drinking lemonade, but what he really wants is a visit from the ice cream truck.

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men
  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 106
  • Relase : 1937
  • ISBN : 9780359199143

Of Mice and Men Book Review:

Tells a story about the strange relationship of two migrant workers who are able to realize their dreams of an easy life until one of them succumbs to his weakness for soft, helpless creatures and strangles a farmer's wife.

Just One Evil Act

Just One Evil Act
  • Author : Elizabeth George
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 736
  • Relase : 2013-10-15
  • ISBN : 9780698138285

Just One Evil Act Book Review:

#1 New York Times bestselling author of The Punishment She Deserves Elizabeth George delivers another masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story that tests Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers as never before. Barbara is at a loss: Hadiyyah, the daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar, has been taken by her mother, and Barbara can’t really help. Azhar has no legal claim. Just when Azhar is beginning to accept his soul-crushing loss, he gets more shocking news: Hadiyyah has been kidnapped from an Italian marketplace. As both Barbara and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, soon discover, the case is far more complex than a typical kidnapping, revealing secrets that could have far-reaching effects outside of the investigation. With both her job and the life of a little girl on the line, Barbara must decide what matters most and how far she’s willing to go to protect it.

Punk USA

Punk USA
  • Author : Kevin Prested
  • Publisher : Microcosm Publishing
  • Pages : 193
  • Relase : 2014-11-29
  • ISBN : 9781621067221

Punk USA Book Review:

Through hundreds of exclusive and original interviews, Punk USA documents an empire that was built overnight as Lookout sold millions of records and rode the wave of the second coming of punk rock until it all came crashing down. In 1987, Lawrence Livermore founded independent punk label Lookout Records to release records by his band The Lookouts. Forming a partnership with David Hayes, the label released some of the most influential recordings from California’s East Bay punk scene, including a then-teenaged Green Day. Originally operating out of a bedroom, Lookout created "The East Bay Punk sound,” with bands such as Crimpshrine, Operation Ivy, The Mr. T Experience, and many more. The label helped to pave the way for future punk upstarts and as Lookout grew, young punk entrepreneurs used the label as a blueprint to try their hand at record pressing. As punk broke nationally in the mid 90s the label went from indie outfit to having more money than it knew how to manage.

A Birthday Cake for George Washington

A Birthday Cake for George Washington
  • Author : Ramin Ganeshram
  • Publisher : Scholastic Press
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 2016-01-05
  • ISBN : 0545538238

A Birthday Cake for George Washington Book Review:

An expoloration of fifty influential and inspirational women who changed the world. Everyone is buzzing about the president's birthday! Especially George Washington's servants who scurry around the kitchen preparing to make this the best celebration ever. Oh, how George Washington loves his cake! And, oh, how he depends on Hercules, his head chef, to make it for him. Hercules, a slave, takes great pride in baking the president's cake. But this year there is one problem--they are out of sugar. This story, told in the voice of Delia, Hercules' young daughter, is based on real events, and underscores the loving exchange between a very determined father and his eager daughter who are faced with an unspoken, bittersweet reality.

In the Presence of the Enemy

In the Presence of the Enemy
  • Author : Elizabeth George
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 640
  • Relase : 2008-05-06
  • ISBN : 9780553905489

In the Presence of the Enemy Book Review:

Hailed as the "king of sleaze," tabloid editor Dennis Luxford is used to ferreting out the sins and scandals of people in exposed positions. But when he opens an innocuous-looking letter addressed to him at The Source, he discovers that someone else excels at ferreting out secrets as well. Ten-year-old Charlotte Bowen has been abducted, and if Luxford does not admit publicly to having fathered her, she will die. But Charlotte's existence is Luxford's most fiercely guarded secret, and acknowledging her as his child will throw more than one life and career into chaos. Luxford knows that the story of Charlotte's paternity could make him a laughingstock and reveal to his beautiful wife and son the lie he's lived for a decade. Yet it's not only Luxford's reputation that's on the line: it's also the reputation—and career—of Charlotte Bowen's mother. For she is Undersecretary of State for the Home Office, one of the most high-profile Junior Ministers and quite possibly the next Margaret Thatcher. Knowing that her political future hangs in the balance, Eve Bowen refuses to let Luxford damage her career by printing the story or calling the police. So the editor turns to forensic scientist Simon St. James for help. It's a case that fills St. James with disquiet, however, for none of the players in the drama seem to react the way one would expect. Then tragedy occurs and New Scotland Yard becomes involved. Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley soon discovers that the case sends tentacles from London into the countryside, and he must simultaneously outfox death as he probes Charlotte Bowen's mysterious disappearance. Meanwhile, his partner Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, working part of the investigation on her own and hoping to make the coup of her career, may be drawing closer to a grim solution—and to danger—than anyone knows. In the Presence of the Enemy is a brilliantly insightful and haunting novel of ideals corrupted by self-interest, of the sins of parents visited upon children, and of the masks that hide people from each other—and from themselves.

Kennedy for the Defense

Kennedy for the Defense
  • Author : George V. Higgins
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2012-03-06
  • ISBN : 9780307947338

Kennedy for the Defense Book Review:

A masterwork of crime and black comedy, George V. Higgins is in his element as he spell-bindingly recounts lawyer Jerry Kennedy’s more fragrant cases. Keen to take some time off, Jerry Kennedy plans a short holiday en famille at Green Harbor, his eclectic clients don’t get the memo however. His drive-by clientele, the car thieves, pimps, drug dealers and boatyard mechanics are diverse in all respects but one, persistence. Matters come to a head when a midnight intruder breaks into Kennedy’s home, knife drawn and determination blaring in his eyes. In deciphering the imposter’s intentions, Jerry’s qualities of honesty, responsibility and downright hard work are seriously put to the test. Brimming with a bevy of bimbos, bent cops and bad actors, Kennedy for the Defense shows us the Boston crooks-and-cops world through an attorney’s eyes.

Once Aboard the Lugger-- The History of George and his Mary

Once Aboard the Lugger-- The History of George and his Mary
  • Author : A. S. M. Hutchinson
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Pages : 342
  • Relase : 2022-09-04
  • ISBN : EAN:8596547231332

Once Aboard the Lugger-- The History of George and his Mary Book Review:

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Once Aboard the Lugger-- The History of George and his Mary" by A. S. M. Hutchinson. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

This Game's the Best! So Why Don't They Quit Screwing With It?

This Game's the Best! So Why Don't They Quit Screwing With It?
  • Author : George Karl,Don Yaeger
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 258
  • Relase : 2014-10-07
  • ISBN : 9781466882775

This Game's the Best! So Why Don't They Quit Screwing With It? Book Review:

He's fiery, funny--and brutally frank. He's George Karl, head coach of the Seattle Supersonics, and one of the most outspoken men in professional basketball. Opinionated and always passionate about the sport, Karl cuts loose with controversial views on the NBA, the players, the media, sports agents, and the many other elements that make the game great--and sometimes screw it up... in This Game's the Best! So Why Don't They Quit Screwing With It?

Into the Silence

Into the Silence
  • Author : Wade Davis
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 672
  • Relase : 2011-10-18
  • ISBN : 9780307700568

Into the Silence Book Review:

The definitive story of the British adventurers who survived the trenches of World War I and went on to risk their lives climbing Mount Everest. On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp perched at 23,000 feet on an ice ledge just below the lip of Everest’s North Col. George Mallory, thirty-seven, was Britain’s finest climber. Sandy Irvine was a twenty-two-year-old Oxford scholar with little previous mountaineering experience. Neither of them returned. Drawing on more than a decade of prodigious research, bestselling author and explorer Wade Davis vividly re-creates the heroic efforts of Mallory and his fellow climbers, setting their significant achievements in sweeping historical context: from Britain’s nineteen-century imperial ambitions to the war that shaped Mallory’s generation. Theirs was a country broken, and the Everest expeditions emerged as a powerful symbol of national redemption and hope. In Davis’s rich exploration, he creates a timeless portrait of these remarkable men and their extraordinary times.

Dreamland

Dreamland
  • Author : Bob Lazar
  • Publisher : Interstellar
  • Pages : 291
  • Relase : 2019-10-15
  • ISBN : 9780578437057

Dreamland Book Review:

Bob Lazar is the reason Area 51 became infamous in the 1980s and his recent appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast with 7 million listeners is credited with inspiring the Storm Area 51 phenomenon. In his DREAMLAND autobiography, Lazar reveals every detail of his highly controversial story about being an insider within the world's most legendary military research base. Bob Lazar was a brilliant young physicist that found himself employed at a top secret facility in the middle of the desert outside Las Vegas. Under the watchful eye of the government elite, he is tasked with understanding an exotic propulsion system being used by an advanced aerospace vehicle he is told came from outer space. The stressful work and long, odd hours start to wear on Bob and he becomes concerned for his safety. He tells his wife and a couple close friends about what he's doing in the desert, and his employers find out and are furious. When they station goons outside his house, Bob seeks help from wealthy UFOlogist, John Lear, who encourages Bob to take his story to award-winning investigative journalist George Knapp at KLAS-TV, a CBS affiliate. To prove he's telling the truth, Bob takes a group of people out into the desert to watch a test flight of the "flying saucer." On the way home, they are stopped by the police, who notify the base, and Bob loses his job. In a series of interviews with CBS TV, Bob Lazar then blows the lid off "Area 51," blows the whistle on the effort to conceal this craft from the American people, and blows up his career as a top physicist. Bob Lazar's reports have been the subject of intense controversy for decades. He has been interviewed numerous times and his story has been corroborated by other individuals he worked with and who were present when these events happened. But until now, Bob Lazar has never told his own story, in every detail in his own words, about those exciting days in the desert outside of Las Vegas and how the world came to learn about the experiments being conducted at Area 51.

Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung Fu Cavemen from the Future

Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung Fu Cavemen from the Future
  • Author : Dav Pilkey
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 686
  • Relase : 2012-12-01
  • ISBN : 9780545513166

Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung Fu Cavemen from the Future Book Review:

Tra-la-laaa! Dav Pilkey -- ahem -- we mean, George and Harold, the authors of SUPER DIAPER BABY, are back with their second epic novel! Meet Ook and Gluk, the stars of this sensationally silly graphic novel from the creators of Captain Underpants! It's 500,001 BC, and Ook and Gluk's hometown of Caveland, Ohio, is under attack by an evil corporation from the future. When Ook, Gluk, and their little dinosaur pal Lily are pulled through a time portal to 2222, they discover a future world that's even more devastated than their own. Luckily, they find a friend in Master Wong, a martial arts instructor who trains them in the ways of kung fu. Now all they have to do is travel back in time 502,223 years and save the day!

The Conservative Sensibility

The Conservative Sensibility
  • Author : George F. Will
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Pages : 640
  • Relase : 2019-06-04
  • ISBN : 9780316480918

The Conservative Sensibility Book Review:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist's "astonishing" and "enthralling" New York Times bestseller and Notable Book about how the Founders' belief in natural rights created a great American political tradition (Booklist) -- "easily one of the best books on American Conservatism ever written" (Jonah Goldberg). For more than four decades, George F. Will has attempted to discern the principles of the Western political tradition and apply them to America's civic life. Today, the stakes could hardly be higher. Vital questions about the nature of man, of rights, of equality, of majority rule are bubbling just beneath the surface of daily events in America. The Founders' vision, articulated first in the Declaration of Independence and carried out in the Constitution, gave the new republic a framework for government unique in world history. Their beliefs in natural rights, limited government, religious freedom, and in human virtue and dignity ushered in two centuries of American prosperity. Now, as Will shows, conservatism is under threat -- both from progressives and elements inside the Republican Party. America has become an administrative state, while destructive trends have overtaken family life and higher education. Semi-autonomous executive agencies wield essentially unaccountable power. Congress has failed in its duty to exercise its legislative powers. And the executive branch has slipped the Constitution's leash. In the intellectual battle between the vision of Founding Fathers like James Madison, who advanced the notion of natural rights that pre-exist government, and the progressivism advanced by Woodrow Wilson, the Founders have been losing. It's time to reverse America's political fortunes. Expansive, intellectually thrilling, and written with the erudite wit that has made Will beloved by millions of readers, The Conservative Sensibility is an extraordinary new book from one of America's most celebrated political writers.

Sometimes I Am Furious

Sometimes I Am Furious
  • Author : Timothy Knapman
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 33
  • Relase : 2021-06-24
  • ISBN : 9781529057997

Sometimes I Am Furious Book Review:

Sometimes I Am Furious is a hilarious and reassuring story about how tough it can be being – and having – a toddler, from bestselling duo Timothy Knapman and Joe Berger. Life is all fun and games when everything's going your way. But some days, suddenly, something becomes horribly UNFAIR. A melting ice cream, a too-tight t-shirt, a boy who doesn't share... it's enough to make you FURIOUS. But, as this little girl discovers, it's nothing that a deep breath, a happy song and a good cuddle can't sort out. A funny, friendly and relatable book for young children (and their parents) about emotions and how to handle them.