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These fun, illustrated chapter books for 7 to 9 year old readers feature the adventures and misadventures of the Pine City Porcupines, a hapless team, including Chad their erstwhile bat boy who's got a huge baseball card collection and sat-happy Dylan, Chad's best friend. While the team, its league and the games are fictional, the baseball cards the bat boy uses to help solve the player's problems are based on real Topps cards. Book One: Just when they seem poised to get hot as a ball team, the Porcupines have a tough series against the league-leading Heron Lake Humdingers and the entire Porcupine staff seem more prone to mistakes on and off the field. This is especially true for Chad, who feels even clumsier and more awkward than usual compared to the Humdingers' League star who's been sent down for an offensive slump and shaky defense. Mike seems to mishandle or boot every ball that bounces his way. Superstitious even for a baseball player, Mike sticks religiously to his routine and can't figure out what he's been doing differently since the jinx began. Chad finds a major league rookie card and figures out the jinx, helping Stammer settle his nerves on the field and seems to settle his own nerves on the sidelines.
The founding, structure, and operations of the League of Arab States since its organization in 1945 are analyzed. In the first half of the book the author discusses the League's decision-making processes, considers regional dynamics, the polarization of power between Egypt and Iraq, and the impact of such major issues as Palestine on the League. He considers the League's techniques of cooperation with the United Nations and its specialized agencies, neutralism and nonalignment, and the boycott of Israel. In the latter half of the study, three major operational questions typical of regional organizations are examined: functional integration in cultural, social, economic, and scientific affairs; problems of regional security and peaceful settlement of disputes; and interaction between the Arab League and the United Nations.
Originally published in 1965.
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Excerpt from Washington and His Colleague: A Chronicle of the Rise and Fail of Federalism Washington was glad to remain at Mount Vernon as long as possible after he had consented to serve as President, enjoying the life of a country gentleman, which was now much more suited to his taste than official employment. He was weary of public duties and the heavy demands upon his time which had left him with little leisure for his private life at home. His correspondence during this period gives ample evidence of his extreme reluctance to reassume public responsibilities. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
An ideal guide for the curious musician or for the musical parent, this book will turn the student from complete beginner to amateur pianist by teaching the first piece from one of the most influential texts in western music, the Well-Tempered Clavier by J.S.Bach. In the first part you will learn how to read music. Topics include how the notes on the keyboard are put down on paper, what the different types of notes are and how fast to play them relative to each other as well as playing with all fingers. The Prelude requires that you play with both hands at the same time, so in the second part you will get acquainted with the piece by breaking the piece down and learning how to play each hand separately in small parts. That isn't a method just for the complete beginner, but a route professionals also take in familiarizing themselves with various facets of a piece. It's good practice that builds a solid foundation. When the groundwork is complete, in the third part it will be time to start playing with both hands together. Again, we split the piece into bits and by practising a few bars at a time everything will come together. In the fourth part you will carry on playing the piece with both hands, only you will play longer sections than before. The whole piece will in fact be split into just three parts. The fourth step comes just before the grand finale, and in the fifth and final section it's time to play the whole piece, from the first to the last bar. All will be accomplished in 30 lessons and you will be able to play your first piece on the piano!
This is the complete, year-by-year, team-by-team statistical history of the Eastern League, giving a unique view of this baseball minor league from its inception to its current status. The book traces how one league evolved through more than 80 years of history. Through the window of one league, one can also see how the game itself evolved from the early part of the 20th century unto the present.
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