American Sweepstakes

Author: Kevin Flynn
Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 9781611688269
Release Date: 2015-09-22
Genre: History

By 1963 public lotteries - a time-honored if tarnished method of raising revenue for everything from the Roman roads to Washington's Continental Army - had been outlawed in the United States for seventy years. The only legal gambling in America was found in Nevada, where mob involvement had at first been an open secret, and then revealed as no secret at all. In New Hampshire - a conservative, rural state with no sales tax and persistent problems with funding education - state legislator Larry Pickett had filed a bill to establish a lottery in every legislative session since 1953. To the surprise of many, it won passage a decade later and was signed into law by John King, the state's first Democratic governor in forty years. American Sweepstakes describes how King assembled an unlikely group of supporters - including a celebrated FBI agent and the staunchly conservative publisher of the state's leading newspaper - to establish the first state lottery in the nation, paving the way for what is today a $78 billion enterprise. Despite the remonstrations of the Catholic Church, the threat of arrest by the federal government, the strident denunciations of nearly every newspaper editorialist in the country, and the very real fear that the lottery would be co-opted by the mob, eleven thoroughbred racehorses leapt from the gate on September 12, 1964, in the first New Hampshire Sweepstakes, ushering in the lottery age in America.

The White Boy Shuffle

Author: Paul Beatty
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781466887824
Release Date: 2014-12-23
Genre: Fiction

Paul Beatty's hilarious and scathing debut novel, The White Boy Shuffle, is about Gunnar Kaufman, an awkward, black surfer bum who is moved by his mother from Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles. There, he begins to undergo a startling transformation from neighborhood outcast to basketball superstar, and eventually to reluctant messiah of a "divided, downtrodden people."

Treatment of Choice

Author: Mary King
Publisher: Mary King
ISBN: 9781489511447
Release Date: 2013-06-30
Genre: Fiction

New England provides the perfect setting for the first novel in The McFadden Series—the story of Dr. Lauren McFadden and her physical therapist husband, Bryan. Together, they combine their professional skills and artistic talents to create a safe haven for a handful of homeless teens. TREATMENT of CHOICE Dr. Lauren McFadden survived the accidental explosion that nearly took her life. It took months for her injuries to heal, but now she's back at her orthopedic practice at Saint Michael's Rehabilitation Center. Bryan, her devoted husband, is in charge of the physical therapy unit at the center. Lauren has more to deal with at work than broken bodies, difficult parents and a demanding surgery schedule. She's fighting new financial policy regulations that are depriving patients of needed services. Arguments with the center's administrator reach a blistering climax just two days before Christmas, and as a result, the doctor and her husband both turn in their resignations. The couple doesn't just toss their careers without a backup plan. For the past several months, they've been building a resort-style mansion in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. Following their dream, Dr. McFadden and Bryan are going to provide a home and unlimited rehabilitation services to seriously injured young patients that have no place else to go. Adam arrives at the estate profoundly deaf and limited by a seizure disorder. Devon’s emotional pain started long before he had his bicycle accident. Philip is so traumatized by what his parents did to him that he's unable to talk. The McFaddens soon discover that administering physical rehabilitation is a walk in the park compared to rebuilding three troubled young lives. They knew it wasn't going to be easy, but they never anticipated the law getting involved, and that's just for starters. Can they really turn these boys around and repair damages that go much deeper than broken bones? And will the boys be able to extend the same understanding shown to them when a gay college student becomes a patient in their home?

New York Magazine

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Release Date: 1985-08-05
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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Future Forward

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 0440404754
Release Date: 1991-06-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Having kept the secret that their family VCR can send people back in time, eleven-year-old twins Scott and Kelly continue to search for the best way to use that power and make an amazing new discovery. Sequel to "Rewind to Yesterday."

Weekly World News

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Release Date: 1985-06-25
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Rooted in the creative success of over 30 years of supermarket tabloid publishing, the Weekly World News has been the world's only reliable news source since 1979. The online hub www.weeklyworldnews.com is a leading entertainment news site.

Popular Science

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Release Date: 1982-03
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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Weekly World News

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Release Date: 1985-05-14
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Rooted in the creative success of over 30 years of supermarket tabloid publishing, the Weekly World News has been the world's only reliable news source since 1979. The online hub www.weeklyworldnews.com is a leading entertainment news site.

History s Greatest Automotive Mysteries Myths and Rumors Revealed

Author: Matt Stone
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760342602
Release Date: 2012-11-30
Genre: Transportation

"The automotive world is filled with crazy stories, mysteries, myths, rumors, and legends. This book compiles them all, from subjects such as racing, manufacturing, crime, pop culture, and mechanical, explains their origins and where the truth lies"--

Popular Science

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Release Date: 1982-02
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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

New Answer Book

Author: Mary Elting
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ISBN: 0448128993
Release Date: 1977-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Answers common questions dealing with numbers, shapes, luck, mathematics, time, size, and money.

Popular Science

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Release Date: 1973-07
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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Popular Mechanics

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Release Date: 1973-11
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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.