MadWand

MadWand has the best collection of free books online pdf, epub & kindle. All books 100% free for you to download and keep forever.

MadWand

MadWand has the best collection of free books online pdf, epub & kindle. All books 100% free for you to download and keep forever.

Book On the Line

Download or read book On the Line written by Eileen Edwards and published by New Generation Publishing. This book was released on 2016-10-14 with total page 510 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘ON THE LINE’ is a detailed autobiography written by Eileen Edwards about her tennis officiating career, presented almost in diary format over four decades from 1972. Eileen tells of her initial interest in tennis when, in 1987, she joined the British Tennis Umpires Association (BTUA). This game, set and match narrative continues through until 2012 with the Association of British Tennis Officials (ABTO) as a top tennis official and having served as a member of the Committee of Management. Eileen wrote everything down with meticulous detail throughout her distinguished officiating career, reminiscing details of matches she officiated, including pro-celebrity tournaments and several conversations with officials, players, royalty, celebrities and her beloved, Cliff Richard. What you do find in this book is a very revealing account of the tennis officiating industry. You also get the distinct feeling that writing the book was actually cathartic for Eileen, putting her concerns to print and righting some wrongs with those within the industry. Her book reads like the history of British tennis over the last four decades, and it is a revealing account of the camaraderie, favouritism, in-fighting and back-biting within the tennis association. Sadly, Eileen’s exceptional and eventful career was tinged with bitterness and seems sad that her fantastic experiences and years of devotion to the tennis association would end in such a way. There are stories she tells that will shock you. However, with her three children, also as top tennis officials, there are plenty of amusing stories Eileen tells that will make you laugh and even the odd words with her and her children’s wonderful sense of humour and fun. This book is a really interesting read for any tennis aficionado.

Book The INS on the Line

    Book Details:
  • Author : S. Deborah Kang
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2017
  • ISBN : 0199757437
  • Pages : 297 pages

Download or read book The INS on the Line written by S. Deborah Kang and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "For much of the twentieth century, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) officials recognized that the US-Mexico border region was a special case. Here, the INS confronted a set of political, social, and environmental obstacles that prevented it from replicating its achievements at the immigration stations of Angel Island and Ellis Island. In response to these challenges, local INS officials resorted to the law--amending, nullifying, and even rewriting the nation's immigration laws for the borderlands, as well as enforcing them. In The INS on the Line, S. Deborah Kang traces the ways in which the INS on the US-Mexico border made the nation's immigration laws over the course of the twentieth century. While the INS is primarily thought to be a law enforcement agency, Kang demonstrates that the agency also defined itself as a lawmaking body. Through a nuanced examination of the agency's admission, deportation, and enforcement practices in the Southwest, she reveals how local immigration officials constructed a complex approach to border control, one that closed the line in the name of nativism and national security, opened it for the benefit of transnational economic and social concerns, and redefined it as a vast legal jurisdiction for the policing of undocumented immigrants. Despite its contingent and local origins, this composite approach to border control, Kang concludes, continues to inform the daily operations of the nation's immigration agencies, American immigration law and policy, and conceptions of this border today"--

Book My Life on the Line

Download or read book My Life on the Line written by Ryan O'Callaghan and published by Akashic Books. This book was released on 2019-09-03 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In this country, LGBTQ individuals face varying degrees of acceptance. Ryan O'Callaghan, a former offensive tackle for the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs, chronicles his struggle as a closeted gay man in the hypermasculine world of professional football in My Life on the Line, coauthored by Cyd Zeigler." --Publishers Weekly, included in an LGBT preview/feature "This is a story about love and acceptance. It is a story about honesty and truth, integrity and hope. Ryan O'Callaghan could have kept it to himself, could have given the world a polished look. But instead he offers us all of himself in these pages. By doing so, he will change lives, save lives, and make the path ahead that much smoother for those who bravely follow in his footsteps." --Congressman Joe Kennedy III "Ryan O'Callaghan's story is so poignant, so real, so human. I truly believe the publication of this book could be (and should be) a seminal moment for many athletes and other people in all walks of life. If an NFL player, cloistered in the manliness of his game, can come out of the closet and tell his story with such purpose, I hope that many others will follow his brave lead. This dramatic story of one athlete's life might be a turning point for football." --Peter King, NFL analyst, NBC Sports "In this moving and powerful memoir, O'Callaghan details the fear and pain of a lifetime spent hiding one's true self. It's a suspenseful and cathartic look at a man on the edge, whose salvation could only come from admitting his truth and finding acceptance. This book will change the lives of young men and women struggling to come out, and the lives of those around them, who may not know how they're contributing to a loved one's pain and silence. O'Callaghan's brave and honest story is another big step forward in the continued fight for acceptance of LGBTQ people in the world of sports." --Sarah Spain, ESPN Radio host "My Life on the Line is an intense, heart-wrenching look at the reality of life in the NFL, told with gripping honesty and courage. Everyone, not just those interested in football, should read this book." --Chris Kluwe, former NFL player, author of Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities Ryan O'Callaghan's plan was always to play football and then, when his career was over, kill himself. Growing up in a politically conservative corner of California, the not-so-subtle messages he heard as a young man from his family and from TV and film routinely equated being gay with disease and death. Letting people in on the darkest secret he kept buried inside was not an option: better death with a secret than life as a gay man. As a kid, Ryan never envisioned just how far his football career would take him. He was recruited by the University of California, Berkeley, where he spent five seasons, playing alongside his friend Aaron Rodgers. Then it was on to the NFL for stints with the almost-undefeated New England Patriots and the often-defeated Kansas City Chiefs. Bubbling under the surface of Ryan's entire NFL career was a collision course between his secret sexuality and his hidden drug use. When the league caught him smoking pot, he turned to NFL-sanctioned prescription painkillers that quickly sent his life into a tailspin. As injuries mounted and his daily intake of opioids reached a near-lethal level, he wrote his suicide note to his parents and plotted his death. Yet someone had been watching. A member of the Chiefs organization stepped in, recognizing the signs of drug addiction. Ryan reluctantly sought psychological help, and it was there that he revealed his lifelong secret for the very first time. Nearing the twilight of his career, Ryan faced the ultimate decision: end it all, or find out if his family and football friends could ever accept a gay man in their lives.

Book Race on the Line

Download or read book Race on the Line written by Venus Green and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2001-05-02 with total page 396 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A labor history of women workers in the early years of the telephone industry.

Book City on the Line

Download or read book City on the Line written by Andrew Kleine and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-10-08 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: City on the Line is about a revolution in public budgeting. It is the story of a hard luck city fighting through the Great Recession, a budget director trying to lead disruptive change, and a groundbreaking effort to link strategy, budget and data to get better results for residents.

Book Life  on the Line

Download or read book Life on the Line written by Grant Achatz and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-03-06 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "One of America's great chefs" (Vogue) shares how his drive to cook immaculate food won him international renown-and fueled his miraculous triumph over tongue cancer. In 2007, chef Grant Achatz seemingly had it made. He had been named one of the best new chefs in America by Food & Wine in 2002, received the James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year Award in 2003, and in 2005 he and Nick Kokonas opened the conceptually radical restaurant Alinea, which was named Best Restaurant in America by Gourmet magazine. Then, positioned firmly in the world's culinary spotlight, Achatz was diagnosed with stage IV squamous cell carcinoma-tongue cancer. The prognosis was grim, and doctors agreed the only course of action was to remove the cancerous tissue, which included his entire tongue. Desperate to preserve his quality of life, Grant undertook an alternative treatment of aggressive chemotherapy and radiation. But the choice came at a cost. Skin peeled from the inside of Grant's mouth and throat, he rapidly lost weight, and most alarmingly, he lost his sense of taste. Tapping into the discipline, passion, and focus of being a chef, Grant rarely missed a day of work. He trained his chefs to mimic his palate and learned how to cook with his other senses. As Kokonas was able to attest: The food was never better. Five months later, Grant was declared cancer-free, and just a few months following, he received the James Beard Foundation Outstanding Chef in America Award. Life, on the Line tells the story of a culinary trailblazer's love affair with cooking, but it is also a book about survival, about nurturing creativity, and about profound friendship. Already much- anticipated by followers of progressive cuisine, Grant and Nick's gripping narrative is filled with stories from the world's most renowned kitchens-The French Laundry, Charlie Trotter's, el Bulli- and sure to expand the audience that made Alinea the number-one selling restaurant cookbook in America last year. Watch a Video

Book Love On The Line

    Book Details:
  • Author : Beth Gildersleeve
  • Publisher : Beth Gildersleeve
  • Release : 2021-10-13
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 372 pages

Download or read book Love On The Line written by Beth Gildersleeve and published by Beth Gildersleeve. This book was released on 2021-10-13 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: He can’t afford distractions…. Alex Preston is an Olympic silver medalist striving for gold. He’s also developed a revolutionary performance fabric and started a new company to create elite athletic wear. But Alex is more interested in training for the Olympic team than on the piddly details involved in a start-up. It’s a good thing his new marketing director has a great head for business. But how can he focus on anything when her sharp mind and curvy body are driving him to distraction? She’s determined to succeed… London Banks is in over her head. She’s made peace with her curves, and learned long ago to hide her soft heart behind a Teflon exterior. But Alex is dumping more work on her and won’t listen to her vision for the company. Outside work, though, London is falling for him, but would it ruin the image of the Olympic athlete to be seen with a girl that looks like her? In his race for gold, will she get left behind? Biathlon training has taught Alex how to take advantage of an opening, but London isn’t giving him any room to make his move. He wants both her and gold, but she’s convinced she’ll ruin him and his company’s success. Can London overcome her fears to support Alex’s Olympic dreams? Will they both go the distance when their love is on the line? If you like a feel-good romance filled with witty banter and lots of heart, buy Love On The Line today!

Book Revised Statutes of the United States  Passed at the First Session of the Forty third Congress  1873 74  Embracing the Statutes of the United States  General and Permanent in Their Nature  in Force an the First Day of December  One Thoosand Eight Hundred and Seventy three  as Revised and Consolidated by Commissioners Appointed Under an Act of Congress  etc    Mit 2 Suppl  Vol

Download or read book Revised Statutes of the United States Passed at the First Session of the Forty third Congress 1873 74 Embracing the Statutes of the United States General and Permanent in Their Nature in Force an the First Day of December One Thoosand Eight Hundred and Seventy three as Revised and Consolidated by Commissioners Appointed Under an Act of Congress etc Mit 2 Suppl Vol written by [Anonymus AC10343482] and published by . This book was released on 1875 with total page 1456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Complete Young Man s Companion  Or  Self Instructer  Being an Introduction to All the Various Branches of Useful Learning and Knowledge  To which is Added  The Artist s Assistant  Comprising the Arts of Drawing  Perspective  Etching  Engraving  Mezzotinto Scraping  Painting  Colouring of Maps  Etc

Download or read book The Complete Young Man s Companion Or Self Instructer Being an Introduction to All the Various Branches of Useful Learning and Knowledge To which is Added The Artist s Assistant Comprising the Arts of Drawing Perspective Etching Engraving Mezzotinto Scraping Painting Colouring of Maps Etc written by Complete Young Man and published by . This book was released on 1804 with total page 495 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Middle East Basic Oil Laws and Concession Contracts

Download or read book Middle East Basic Oil Laws and Concession Contracts written by and published by . This book was released on 1959 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Mastering Ready  Set  Go

Download or read book Mastering Ready Set Go written by David A. Kater and published by Sybex Incorporated. This book was released on 1988 with total page 482 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Descriptive Geometry by the Normal View Method

Download or read book Descriptive Geometry by the Normal View Method written by Achille Calloway Gough and published by . This book was released on 1933 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Post Office Guide

Download or read book Post Office Guide written by Australia. Postmaster-General's Dept and published by . This book was released on 1926 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia

Download or read book Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia written by Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates and published by . This book was released on 1869 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Manual

    Book Details:
  • Author : Association of American Railroads. Communications Section
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1935
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

Download or read book Manual written by Association of American Railroads. Communications Section and published by . This book was released on 1935 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Cyclop  dia  Or  Universal Dictionary of Arts  Sciences  and Literature  By Abraham Rees      with the Assistance of Eminent Professional Gentlemen  Illustrated with Numerous Engravings  by the Most Disinguished Artists  In Thirthy nine Volumes  Vol  1    39

Download or read book The Cyclop dia Or Universal Dictionary of Arts Sciences and Literature By Abraham Rees with the Assistance of Eminent Professional Gentlemen Illustrated with Numerous Engravings by the Most Disinguished Artists In Thirthy nine Volumes Vol 1 39 written by and published by . This book was released on 1819 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: