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American Legends: The Life of Mike Tyson

*Discusses Tyson's life in and out of the ring. *Includes Tyson's most colorful quotes. *Includes pictures of Tyson and important people in his life. ¿Everybody in boxing probably makes out well except for the fighter.¿ ¿ Mike Tyson A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history¿s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors¿ American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of America¿s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. Iron Mike Tyson was one of the most feared opponents to ever step into a boxing ring. With unbelievable power that floored or stopped all but two of his first 28 professional opponents, Tyson began an unprecedented ascent to the top of the boxing world, becoming the youngest champion in history with a second round TKO over Trevor Berbick, the last man to box and defeat Muhammad Ali. That victory, in November 1986, prompted one British sports reporter to write, ¿The noble and manly art of boxing can at least cease worrying about its immediate future, now it has discovered a heavyweight champion fit to stand alongside Dempsey, Tunney, Louis, Marciano and Ali." Tyson became one of the biggest names in sports during the 1980s and could literally do no wrong in the ring, compiling a 37-0 record with 33 KO/TKOs. On top of that, he was the face of the iconic Nintendo game Mike Tyson¿s Punch-Out!!, a favorite among every video gamer in Generations X and Y. It was a stunning rise for a kid who grew up poor with no father in rough neighborhoods of New York City. Taunted for his now instantly recognizable high voice and lisp, Tyson was quick to fight and a petty criminal who became orphaned upon his mother¿s death when he was 16. Somehow, 4 years later, he was the heavyweight champion of the world. Unfortunately, as everyone knows today, the unprecedented nature of his rise is rivaled only by his stunning fall from grace. In February 1990, Tyson was knocked out by Buster Douglas in one of boxing¿s greatest upsets. Though he won his next few fights, his career was derailed by his conviction for raping Desiree Washington, landing him in prison for 3 of his prime fighting years. When Tyson got out of prison, his career simply became surreal. After winning a few belts back, he lost two bouts to Evander Holyfield, infamously biting part of Holyfield¿s ear off out of frustration during the rematch. He had another stint in jail before the end of the ¿90s, and his odd comments before his loss to Lennox Lewis ensured that the man once billed as an all time great was now more of a one man circus than anything else. In 2003, near the end of a career that had netted him $300 million, Tyson declared bankruptcy, hitting rock bottom. Today Tyson is nostalgically remembered as one of boxing¿s great heavyweights, but that shares the pedestal

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Planter's Punch (Jack Daniels / Duffy Dombrowski)

JA Konrath is the author of the Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels mysteries, Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Dirty Martini, Fuzzy Navel, and Cherry Bomb. Daniels is a Chicago homicide cop with a wicked sense of humor, and the novels fluctuate between funny business and serious suspense. Tom Schreck is the author of the Duffy Dombrowski mysteries, On the Ropes, TKO, and Out Cold. Duffy is a social worker by day and a semi-pro boxer by night, and he's quick with a left hook as he is with his wit. Planter's Punch is a 7500 word novella that features both Jack Daniels and Duffy Dombrowski. Both Schreck and Konrath write funny, laugh out-loud mysteries without skimping on the action and suspense. Kirkus calls Duffy, "Warmhearted, tough, and funny" and Crimespree Magazine raves, "In the boxing match of life I want Duffy Dombrowski as my ring man." Booklist calls the Jack Daniels series, "A solid success for those who like to mix comedy and grit" and Library Journal calls Konrath, "Not to be missed."

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Composed by Mrs. Van Denman Thompson. For organ solo. From the Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 21.17: Musical Instruments - Organ, Box 40, Folder G, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Classical. Published by Smithsonian Institution (S8.AC0300-1000435).

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Georgia

Composed by Walter Donaldson. For piano/vocal. Music from or about Georgia. From the Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 8.13: Geography - Georgia, Box 10, Folder B, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Published by Smithsonian Institution (S8.AC0300-1000288).

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The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set

This paperback box set of C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia includes cover art by two time Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Chris van Allsburg and the complete black-and-white original interior art by Pauline Baynes. For over sixty years, readers of all ages have been enchanted by the magical realms, the epic battles between good and evil, and the unforgettable creatures of Narnia. This box set includes all seven titles in The Chronicles of Narnia--The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe;The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle--with interior black-and-white art by Pauline Baynes, the original illustrator.

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The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, 4 Volume Boxed Set

This collection of The Lord of the Rings will sit perfectly on any bookshelf. Slipcased in a sturdy, attractive box with eye of Sauron emblem, this collection includes The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Fellowship of the Ring. The Lord of the Rings maintains the breaks between the 3-volume set, as well as Tolkien's division of the text into six books; page numbers follow the books as if they were in one volume, not three. Softcovers. Index and appendices included in The Return of the King. This text contains all revisions and corrections, and is based on the 1965/66 edition published by Houghton Mifflin.

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Spirit of Liberty

Composed by George Rosey. For piano solo. March & Two-Step. From the Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 5.1: Politics and Political Movements - Patriotic Music, Box 2, Folder E, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Patriotic. Published by Smithsonian Institution (S8.AC0300-1000175).

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Harry Potter Boxed Set: Books 1-7

Includes the seven phenomenal Harry Potter hardcover books by best selling author J. K. Rowling. These books are housed in a collectible trunk-like box with sturdy handles and privacy lock. Bonus decorative stickers are included in each boxed set.

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Magic Tree House: Books 1-28 Boxed Set

Join Jack and Annie on a series of adventures back in time with this Magic Tree House Boxed Set. Featuring volumes 1-28, you will encounter dinosaurs, knights, Vikings, and so much more! 28 softcover books in an encased box; includes a Magic Tree House poster.

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There is no Flag like the Red, White and Blue

Composed by Chas. K. Harris. For piano/vocal. From the Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 5.1: Politics and Political Movements - Patriotic Music, Box 5, Folder Y, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Patriotic. Published by Smithsonian Institution (S8.AC0300-1000231).

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The Gift of Kings

Though many people know of the legendary gifts of the Magi, few have experienced the extraordinary scent of frankincense and myrrh. These fragrant resins, used by ancient Greeks and Romans for medicinal and religious purposes, can be enjoyed on your evening fire or as incense. Our special set comes in an intricately inlaid wooden box that itself comes in a beautiful velvet pouch.

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San Francisco Souvenir

Composed by Pietro Deiro. For accordion (piano style). From the Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 21.1: Musical Instruments - Accordion, Box 2, Folder G, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Published by Smithsonian Institution (S8.AC0300-1000434).

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Clone DVD Exclusive

Explore the miraculous potential and frightening possibilities of genetic cloning as National Geographic's cameras reveal the history, controversy, and cutting-edge developments of a scientific breakthrough capable of literally changing the destiny of the human race. Witness the remarkable effects of the cloning revolution, from frozen zoos to super chickens to companies that offer DNA copyright for celebrities. Explore the "brave new world" of the emerging human cloning industry that some welcome as a godsend and others denounce as playing God. Experience the moving personal stories of people desperately awaiting the life-or-death benefits of "spare parts" and reproductive cloning. From ethical dilemmas to science-fiction scenarios, it's a thought-provoking look at the ultimate technological Pandora's box. This DVD Exclusive is one of the many titles in our National Geographic DVD Exclusives Library and is created in the DVD-R form. This disc does not feature menu pages or special features like standard DVDs, simply the high-quality programming you've come to expect from National Geographic Not available for shipment outside of the U.S. and Canada.

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The Berlin Boxing Club

Sydney Taylor Award-winning novel Berlin Boxing Club is loosely inspired by the true story of boxer Max Schmeling's experiences following Kristallnacht. Karl Stern has never thought of himself as a Jew. But the bullies at his school in Nazi-era Berlin, don't care that Karl has never been in a synagogue or that his family doesn't practice religion. Demoralized by attacks on a heritage he doesn't accept as his own, Karl longs to prove his worth.So when Max Schmeling, champion boxer and German national hero, makes a deal with Karl's father to give Karl boxing lessons, A skilled cartoonist, Karl has never had an interest in boxing, but now it seems like the perfect chance to reinvent himself. But when Nazi violence against Jews escalates, Karl must take on a new role: protector of his family. And as Max's fame forces him to associate with Hitler and other Nazi elites, Karl begins to wonder where his hero's sympathies truly lie. Can Karl balance his dream of boxing greatness with his obligation to keep his family out of harm's way?Includes an author's note and sources page detailing the factual inspirations behind the novel. Supports the Common Core State Standards.

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Beyond the Broken Heart: Boxed Kit 843504027896

How does the heart understand grief when it is broken by the death of a loved one? To survive and live forward, those who grieve must find answers. Beyond the Broken Heart is an eight-week support and ministry program for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Author Julie Yarbrough chronicles her personal experience combined with a deep love of Scripture and years of leading grief support groups to create an authentic and deeply personal study. The Boxed Program Kit is perfect for small groups and includes one of each of the following: * Participant Book * Leader Book * DVD (8 session videos) * Daily Devotions for your Grief Journey * A Journey Through Grief (a pocket-sized book perfect for pastors to offer during counseling) "Julie Yarbrough has walked through the valley of the shadow of death and experienced the pain and anguish of great grief, and she knows firsthand the comfort and strength that only God can provide. I commend this remarkable grief ministry program to you highly." James W. Moore, Pastor in Residence, Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas "With wisdom informed by her own experience and a warm regard for those who grieve, Julie Yarbrough guides the brokenhearted on an honest journey toward acceptance and hope. A refreshingly excellent resource for grief support." Stephan Bauman, Senior Minister, Christ Church New York City "Julie Yarbrough weaves understanding, care, and comfort together in such a way that the seemingly intolerable becomes tolerable, one breath at a time. This resource provides everything you need to promote, establish, and conduct grief groups throughout the year." Judith Bone, Director of Adult Discipleship, Brentwood United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee

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Left Behind: The Kids, Volumes 1-6, Boxed Set

As the globe is spinning out of control, four kids search for the truth. You can have the first six books of the Left Behind: The Kids series in a handy set.Based on the best-selling adult series, Left Behind: The Kids follows a group of teenagers who have been left behind after the rapture. The events foretold in the book of Revelation come to life as the kids struggle to survive. They have nothing left except their new-found faith in Jesus Christ, but they are determined to stand up for God no matter the cost--although tested at every turn. Recommended for ages 10-14.

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Anne of Green Gables Series 8-Volume Boxed Set

Follow the heartwarming and high-spirited adventures of the world's favorite redhead! From hot-tempered orphan girl to contented mother of six, this captivating collection chronicles Anne's life: Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne's House of Dreams, Anne of Ingleside, Rainbow Valley, and Rilla of Ingleside. Eight slipcased softcovers. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.

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The Mitford Years Boxed Set Volumes 1-6

The Mitford Years Boxed Set Volumes 1-6

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Truths We Confess, 3 Volume Boxed Set

This three-volume boxed set contains Sproul's entire guide to the Westminster Confession. In the first volume he covers the doctrines of Scripture, Trinity, God's Eternal Decree, Creation, Providence, the Fall, Sin, Punishment, God's Covenant with Humanity and Christology. Volume 2 continues with Free Will, Effectual Calling, Justification, Adoption, Sanctification, Saving Faith, Repentance, Good Works, Perseverance of the Saints, Assurance of Grace and Salvation, the Law of God, Christian Liberty and Liberty of Conscience, Religious Worship, Sabbath, and Oaths and Vows. His third, and final work in the series completes the Confession by exploring the Civil Magistrate, Marriage and Divorce, Ecclesiology, the Communion of Saints, Sacraments, Baptism, Eucharist, Church Discipline, Synods and Councils, Humanity after Death, the Resurrection and Last Judgment.

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Daily Prayer For All Seasons Deluxe Edition

People in all kinds of religious traditions, including Judaism and Christianity, have been marking time with prayer for almost as long as we�ve divided the day into hours. �Praying the hours,� as it�s called, has always reminded us that God walks with us throughout each day; �praying the hours� is also a way that the community of faith comes together, whether we�re united all in one place or scattered like raindrops.In the Episcopal Church, the Book of Common Prayer offers beautiful services for morning, noon, evening, and nighttime in a section called �The Daily Office� (pp 35-146). Daily Prayer for All Seasons offers a variation on that theme, where a complete service covers one or two pages, thereby eliminating the need to shuffle prayer books and hymnals. Daily Prayer for All Seasons works for individuals, small groups, and/or congregations. This prayer book presents a variety of images of God, uses inclusive and expansive language for and about God, and presents a rich variety of language, including poetry, meditation, and prayers from the broader community of faith. Approved for use by the General Convention of the Episcopal Church Deluxe edition makes a great gift Features bonded leather, 2 ribbon bookmarks, gilded edges, a presentation page, shrink-wrapped, and placed in a quality gift box Episcopalians are bound together by prayer, and when we draw those prayers from our diverse traditions and cultures, we come closer to the heart of God. "Daily Prayer for All Seasons" gives us prayers, poems and meditations in many voices to mark the hours of the day and the seasons of the year. I am grateful to the leaders from across the Episcopal Church who have collaborated on this important new set of prayers for everyday life.-- The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president, House of Deputies of The Episcopal ChurchA call to prayer that sounds through the hours of our days and nights, revealing God with us as the seasons turn. This generous book is simple and rich at the same time, full of beauty and shaped for use. May it open the prayer of those who pray alone and deepen the prayer of groups.��Sara Miles, Director of Ministry, St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, and the author of Take This Bread and City of God, San Francisco, CaliforniaDaily prayer, most especially the Daily Offices, has been characteristic of the Anglican liturgical tradition for more than four centuries.� As the prayer book tradition has been reshaped by being planted in many diverse nations and cultures, the forms of daily prayer have been modified.��Daily Prayer for All Seasons�marks another stage in that evolution by asserting that, even in complex and busy lives, we are still called to turn our hearts and minds to God in remembrance that our very lives are God�s first gift to us. �The Rev. Dr. Louis Weil,�James F. Hodges and Harold and Rita Haynes Professor Emeritus of Liturgics, Church

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