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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game , ...
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Moneyball reveals a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can´t buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the giant offices of Major League teams and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers, and physics professors. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Lewis shows us how and why the new baseball knowledge works. He also sets up a sly and hilarious morality tale: Big Money, like Goliath, is always supposed to win.... How can we not cheer for David? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002719/bk_rand_002719_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, H...
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I wrote this book because I fell in love with a story.´´ But the idea for the book came well before I had good reason to write it - before I had a story to fall in love with. It began, really, with an innocent question: how did one of the poorest teams in baseball, the Oakland Athletics, win so many games? With these words Michael Lewis launches us into the funniest, smartest, and most contrarian book since, well, since Liar´s Poker. Moneyball is a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can´t buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the front offices of major league teams, and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers and physics professors. These numbers prove that the traditional yardsticks of success for players and teams are fatally flawed. This information has been around for years, and nobody paid it any mind. And then came Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland Athletics. Billy paid attention to those numbers, and this book records his astonishing experiment in finding and fielding a team that nobody else wanted. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis shows us how and why the new baseball knowledge works. He also sets up a sly and hilarious morality tale: Big Money, like Goliath, is always supposed to win...how can we not cheer for David? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Lewis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000286/bk_rand_000286_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Storm Fury!: Danger on the High Seas!: Corrie´s...
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In Storm Fury! we find Corrie captaining the frigate Swift, off the coast of the country we know today as ´´Greenland´´. Corrie has just seen her best friend Tom Potts struck down in a ship-to-ship action, and it seems to her utterly unfair that Tom should have died so young. She wonders if there life after death, and if there is, what has become of Tom? Is her friend in some nether realm? Is Tom even now waking up in the afterlife and wondering where he is?Sail the seas in this action-packed naval adventure of historical proportions.England and France have declared war, and Corrie Harriman joins in on the action. Corrie’s War is a 16-part naval adventure series where Corrie joins the Royal Navy and must combat deadly enemies, navigate through hazardous storms, and even endure cruelty by the hands of her own crew. No one suspects that Corrie is actually a young woman-and she plans to keep it that way. Press gang! Battle, Sweat and Glory in Nelson’s Navy! (Bulmer Press, October 2018) by author and painter Anthony Barton is the first entry in the Corrie’s War series, in which a press gang brings Corrie and her brother, James, to the warship known as Swift. Her happiness soon turns to fear as Augustus Sly, the brutal master-at-arms, orders them into the bilge hole. Corrie forms a plan, and they break out but later accused of thievery. The punishment is death from hanging. How will Corrie get out of this one?Corrie Harriman’s dream of being in the navy turns into a nightmare where she and her brother must fight for survival from her superior officers in Press Gang! In Enemy Ship! (Book 2), James battles a French captain aboard a hostile ship and Corrie must save him from impending doom. In Clear for Action! (Book 3), Corrie is promoted to watch officer and in charge of the warship, but encounters the enemy in her path. She must decide whether or not to engage, which could cost the lives 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heidi Gregory. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151907/bk_acx0_151907_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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