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Almost Perfect

Author: Joe Cox
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-02-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 1493019511
Rating: 4.0/5 (195 downloads)

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The rich, poignant tales of major league baseball’s most hard-luck fraternity—the pitchers of its Almost-Perfect Games From 1908 to 2015, there have been thirteen pitchers who have begun Major League Baseball games by retiring the first twenty-six opposing batters, but then, one out from completing a perfect game, somehow faltering (or having perfection stolen from them). Three other pitchers did successfully retire twenty-seven batters in a row, but are still not credited with perfect games. While stories of pitching the perfect game have been told and retold, Almost Perfect looks at how baseball, at its core, is about heartbreak, and these sixteen men are closer to what baseball really is, and why we remain invested in the sport. Author Joe Cox visits this notion through a century of baseball and through these sixteen pitchers—recounting their games in thrilling fashion, telling the personal stories of the fascinating (and very human) baseball figures involved, and exploring the historical American and baseball backdrops of each flawed gem. From George “Hooks” Wiltse's nearly perfect game in 1908 to “Hard Luck” Harvey Haddix’s 12-inning, 36-consecutive-outs performance on May 26, 1959 (the most astounding single-game pitching performance in baseball history) to Max Scherzer’s near miss in 2015, Joe Cox’s book captures the action, the humanity, and the history of the national pastime’s greatest “almosts.”

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Almost Perfect

Author: Alice Adams
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-06-08
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0307798186
Rating: 4.7/5 (981 downloads)

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“No other writer in recent memory has called to mind so clearly the work of F. Scott Fitzgerald.” --The Washington Post In Almost Perfect, Alice Adams brilliantly and movingly explores what happens to love when the beloved is transformed into someone unrecognizable. They were an almost perfect couple. They met when Stella Blake was not yet a famous writer, but Richard Fallon is an artist known by everyone: charming, talented; he loved and hated adored, admired. And they fall in love when she interviews him for a magazine. But then Stella watches as the man she adores begins a steady and frightening descent into darkness, even madness.

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Almost Perfect

Publsiher: Nostina
Total Pages: 171
ISBN: 0981510515
Rating: 4.5/5 (15 downloads)

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Almost Perfect

Author: Judy Duarte
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2012-02-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1459232828
Rating: 4.2/5 (328 downloads)

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HELP! Footloose cowboy Jake Meredith was perfect at rabble-rousing and rodeo riding. But when instant parenthood befell him, he was scared spitless of failing as a father for his tiny orphaned niece and nephew. Where to turn for help? YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND Where else but to Maggie Templeton, the gangly, freckled best friend of his youth? Now a city pediatrician, his long-distance pal came to his temporary rescue, working wonders with his little wards. Unfortunately, Maggie's unexpected womanliness stoked Jake's senses, jeopardizing their precious friendship. Still, Jake ached to make Maggie a permanent part of his family—to touch her, to taste her…to turn her every which way but loose.

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Almost Perfect

Author: Erika Lemay
Publsiher: Morgan James Publishing
Total Pages:
Release: 2021-04-06
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 1631954261
Rating: 4.9/5 (542 downloads)

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Through Almost Perfect, Erika Lemay shares how she became world-famous by creating a career out of her passion — the acrobatic world of Physical Poetry. The gritty detail of a life in the spotlight is exposed — rebuilding herself after a fall that left one of her limbs compromised and challenged all she had aspired to be, avoiding child abusers in the show business world, and keeping her cool when the unpredictable happens 30 metres in the air. More than this, Erika explains the methodology behind her success stories. With precise parameters, tips, and tricks, Almost Perfect is the guide she shares to a pain-free life, which explains how she maintains her physical conditions to Olympic-athlete level, and demonstrates how everyone can achieve the extraordinary — not by magical thinking but by designing a precise set of habits that can open doors to what most think is only accessible to the few. Almost Perfect is ideal for anyone that aspires to exceptional health, an extraordinary life, a head-turning physique, and an enviable career. Erika’s carefully crafted methodology for excelling at specific goals is laid bare for the world to see. Nothing comes for free: a detail-oriented and elite mindset is the key to the most incredible life-changing path. Throughout Almost Perfect, readers learn to be the incarnation of coherence through iron discipline and unshakeable self-worth.

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Almost Perfect

Author: RJ Crayton
Publsiher: RJ Crayton
Total Pages:
Release: 2015
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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It's not just stepmothers who are wicked. Bitsy's insolent grandson has become too much of a problem for her to handle. She's come up with a solution, though. If she can just convince a doctor to go along with her sinister plan, everything will be just perfect .... (Please note this is a very short story.)

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Almost Perfect Pets

Author: Lowell Ackerman
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2021-12-20
Genre: Pets
ISBN: 1476645086
Rating: 4.6/5 (45 downloads)

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Raising an almost perfect pet does not happen by accident. When people acquire pets, they may not be certain about what to expect, but few anticipate the problems that can result--including expenses, health care issues and bad behaviors--or the emotional investment that comes with a true commitment to another living being. Being prepared, having realistic expectations, and raising pets with desired outcomes can make the experience one to be treasured. This handbook is a complete guide to dog and cat care aimed at pet owners wishing to raise healthy, happy pets and to foster a lasting, loving relationship with their four-legged friends.

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An Almost Perfect Moment

Author: Binnie Kirshenbaum
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-10-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0061972703
Rating: 4.9/5 (727 downloads)

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In Brooklyn, in the Age of Disco, Valentine Kessler -- a sweet Jewish girl who bears a remarkable resemblance to the Virgin Mary of Lourdes -- has an unerring gift for shattering the dreams and hopes of those who love her. Miriam, her long-suffering mother, betrayed and anguished by the husband she adores, seeks solace in daily games of mah-jongg with The Girls, a cross between a Greek Chorus and Brooklyn's rendition of the Three Wise Men, who dispense advice, predictions, and care in the form of poppy-seed cake and apple strudels. When her greatest fear for Valentine is realized, Miriam takes comfort in the thought that it couldn't get any worse. And then it does. Sagacious, sorrowful, and hilarious, An Almost Perfect Moment is a novel about mothers and daughters, star-crossed lovers, doctrines of the divine, and a colorful Jewish community that once defined Brooklyn. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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An Almost Perfect Murder

Author: Gary C. King
Publsiher: Pinnacle Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-04-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0786026758
Rating: 4.0/5 (267 downloads)

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A critical care nurse marries his patient’s widow only to later poison her in this true crime story by the author of Stolen in the Night. A Woman with A Passion For Power . . . Kathy Marie Augustine was not out to make friends. In politics, she rose to the top by playing hardball—and pushing her way through the old boy’s network of the Nevada legislature, rising to the rank of State Controller. When she died, only a few people shed tears—including the man who killed her. A Killer with A Foolproof Plan . . . Chaz Higgs was a former body-builder turned intensive care nurse who saw wealthy, sexy Kathy Marie Augustine as his meal-ticket—until he couldn’t stomach her domineering personality any longer. When Chaz decided he’d had enough, he chose a poison that would leave no evidence behind. Murder Hidden in Plain Sight . . . The death of a nationally-known politician made headlines, but one slip of the tongue came to the attention of a determined Nevada detective. Now, true-crime master Gary C. King takes us into the extraordinary life and death of a famously ambitious woman politician, behind the scenes of the investigation that unearthed shocking secrets, and into the heart and mind of a man who nearly got away with the perfect crime . . . Includes Sixteen Pages of Revealing Photos

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Investigating the Almost Perfect Murders

Author: Anthony Nott
Publsiher: Pen and Sword True Crime
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2020-03-30
Genre: True Crime
ISBN: 1526763419
Rating: 4.7/5 (634 downloads)

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Anthony Nott joined the Metropolitan Police in 1971, which was a very different world from that of today. He describes his early experiences in the Met, including the arrest of a man for murdering a prostitute in Kings Cross. He was present when a fellow police officer was almost stabbed to death and witnessed an act of police brutality when he interrupted the beating of a petty criminal in a cell by the CID. He transferred to the county force of Dorset in 1976 where, not long after his promotion to detective sergeant, he engaged in what would be a ten-year long investigation into the disappearance of Monica Taylor and the eventual conviction of her husband, Peter, for what was almost the perfect murder – Monica’s remains were never found. He then recounts a series of murder cases in which he was involved from the murder and decapitation of a woman in Bournemouth and the random killing of another, to the extremely violent killing of a gay man in Boscombe Gardens, Bournemouth, in which it took two years to bring the killers to justice. While a detective chief inspector in Bournemouth in 1994, the chance visit of a detective sergeant from Guernsey, who was investigating a life insurance fraud, led to the re-opening of a missing person enquiry from eight years earlier, and resulted in the conviction of Russell Causley for murder, despite his wife’s body never being recovered. This book provides an insight into the methodical and transparent way in which the police investigate complicated crimes from riots to the almost perfect murders.

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The Torch Singer, Book Two: An Almost Perfect Ending

Author: Robert Westbrook
Publsiher: Swan's Nest Canada
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2014-09-14
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1926499034
Rating: 4.4/5 (99 downloads)

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Book Two in Robert Westbrook's epic "Hollywood Noir" Torch Singer Thriller series. “An Almost Perfect Ending ranks alongside the best Hollywood noir. It takes the reader on a journey which leads relentlessly towards a final, fatal conclusion.” Daily Mail Book Two, An Almost Perfect Ending opens with sultry heroine Sonya Saint-Amant at the height of her career—a glittering, triumphant appearance at Ciro’s, the clubhouse for the stars in 1950s Hollywood where everyone wants to claim her as their friend. But in 1954, popular music is undergoing a revolution in which all but the biggest stars will be cast aside. With her looks and popularity fading, Sonya believes she has come up with the perfect plan to save her career . . . if only she can maneuver a tricky path through the many dangers that beset her, a vortex of politics, sex, blackmail, and murder . . . “Pacy and unstoppable, the second book in the The Torch Singer series takes over where the first left off, grabbing your wrist, tugging you along, refusing to let go.” Evening Standard “The Torch Singer exposes the fragility of fame. The higher the edifice the greater the risk that some element of deep-set animal emotion or human baseness will bring everything crashing down . . . and watching it happen is not just compulsive—it’s addictive and unmissable.” Event Magazine “Robert Westbrook is a born storyteller and a bit of a magician.” Ally Sheedy Ambition, blackmail, murder . . . THE TORCH SINGER is an unforgettable journey through the shadowlands of fame.

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An (Almost) Perfect Love Story

Author: Rachel Schurig
Publsiher: Rachel Schurig
Total Pages:
Release: 2013-01-04
Genre: Humor
ISBN: 0989202178
Rating: 4.2/5 (21 downloads)

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Ashley Phillips always believed she would live the perfect love story. And why wouldn’t she? After all, Ashley’s been witness to her own parents’ perfect marriage, having been sweethearts ever since they met in high school. With their fairytale example to guide her, Ashley was sure that she would eventually find her very own prince charming. When she falls in love with one of her best friends, Chris, Ashley is sure she’s on her way to happy-ever-after. When Chris proposes, Ashley is more confident than ever that her love story will be a perfect one. With the help of her mother and her best friends, Emily and Ryan, Ashley is determined to plan the dream wedding that she has always imagined. But a devastating revelation will soon prove that the Phillips family is not as perfect as Ashley has always thought. When the cracks begin to show, Ashley will be faced with betrayal so strong it will cause her to doubt everything she’s always believed about marriage, love, and family. Now Ashley must decide if it’s time to give up the dream—or if true love is really worth fighting for after all.


"The Almost Perfect Crime and Other Award Winning Stories of New York."

Author: Bob Natiello
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2012-01-13
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1467044288
Rating: 4.0/5 (442 downloads)

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"The Almost Perfect Crime" is a gripping collection of fiction and nonfiction stories. They spill over with action and colorful, one-of-a-kind characters who face criminal, humorous and romantic situations in New York and other big eastern cities.

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The Almost Perfect Murder. A Case Book of Madame Storey

Author: Hulbert Footner
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2022-08-16
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Almost Perfect Murder. A Case Book of Madame Storey" by Hulbert Footner. 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.

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Handbook of Number Theory II

Author: Dragoslav S. Mitrinović
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 637
Release: 2004
Genre: Mathematics
ISBN: 1402025467
Rating: 4.0/5 (254 downloads)

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This handbook focuses on some important topics from Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics. These include the sum of divisors function with the many old and new issues on Perfect numbers; Euler's totient and its many facets; the Möbius function along with its generalizations, extensions, and applications; the arithmetic functions related to the divisors or the digits of a number; the Stirling, Bell, Bernoulli, Euler and Eulerian numbers, with connections to various fields of pure or applied mathematics. Each chapter is a survey and can be viewed as an encyclopedia of the considered field, underlining the interconnections of Number Theory with Combinatorics, Numerical mathematics, Algebra, or Probability Theory. This reference work will be useful to specialists in number theory and discrete mathematics as well as mathematicians or scientists who need access to some of these results in other fields of research.

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Kant, God and Metaphysics

Author: Edward Kanterian
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2017-11-15
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 1351395815
Rating: 4.3/5 (958 downloads)

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Kant is widely acknowledged as the greatest philosopher of modern times. He undertook his famous critical turn to save human freedom and morality from the challenge of determinism and materialism. Intertwined with his metaphysical interests, however, he also had theological commitments, which have received insufficient attention. He believed that man is a fallen creature and in need of ‘redemption’. He intended to provide a fortress protecting religious faith from the failure of rationalist metaphysics, from the atheistic strands of the Enlightenment, from the new mathematical science of nature, and from the dilemmas of Christian theology itself. Kant was an epistemologist, a philosopher of mind, a metaphysician of experience, an ethicist and a philosopher of religion. But all this was sustained by his religious faith. This book aims to recover the focal point and inner contradictions of his thought, the ‘secret thorn’ of his metaphysics (as Heidegger once put it). It first locates Kant in the tradition of reflection on the human weakness from Luther to Hume, and then engages in a critical, but charitable, manner with Kant’s entire pre-critical work, including his posthumous fragments. Special attention is given to The Only Possible Ground (1763), one of the most difficult, interesting and underestimated of Kant’s works. The present book takes its cue from an older approach to Kant, but also engages with recent Anglophone and continental scholarship, and deploys modern analytical tools to make sense of Kant. What emerges is an innovative and thought-provoking interpretation of Kant’s metaphysics, set against the background of forgotten religious aspects of European philosophy.

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The Theory of the Moiré Phenomenon

Author: Isaac Amidror
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 529
Release: 2009-03-15
Genre: Mathematics
ISBN: 9781848821811
Rating: 4.8/5 (488 downloads)

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Since the first edition of this book was published several new developments have been made in the field of the moiré theory. The most important of these concern new results that have recently been obtained on moiré effects between correlated aperiodic (or random) structures, a subject that was completely absent in the first edition, and which appears now for the first time in a second, separate volume. This also explains the change in the title of the present volume, which now includes the subtitle “Volume I: Periodic Layers”. This subtitle has been added to clearly distinguish the present volume from its new companion, which is subtitled “Volume II: Aperiodic Layers”. It should be noted, however, that the new subtitle of the present volume may be somewhat misleading, since this book also treats (in Chapters 10 and 11) moiré effects between repetitive layers, which are, in fact, geometric transformations of periodic layers, that are generally no longer periodic in themselves. The most suitable subtitle for the present volume would therefore have been “Periodic or Repetitive Layers”, but in the end we have decided on the shorter version.