The Detective In The Dooryard

The Detective In The Dooryard

The Detective In The Dooryard

Tim Cotton has been a police officer for more than thirty years. The writer in him has always been drawn to the stories of the people he has met along the way. Dealing with the standard issue ne’er-do-wells as a patrol officer, homicide detective, polygraph examiner, and later as the lieutenant in charge of the criminal investigation division certainly provides an interesting backdrop—but more often he writes about the regular folks he encounters, people who need his help, or those who just want to share a joke or even a sad story. The Detective in the Dooryard is composed of stories about the people, places, and things of Maine. There are sad stories, big events, and even the very mundane, all told from the perspective of a seasoned police office and in the wry voice of a lifelong Mainer. Many of the stories will leave you chuckling, some will invariably bring tears to your eyes, but all will leave you with a profound sense of hope and positivity.

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Genre : Humor
Author : Timothy A. Cotton
Publisher : Down East Books
Release : 2020-07-09
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781608937431


About My Mother

About My Mother

A Message from Mike Rowe, the Dirty Jobs Guy: Just to be clear, About My Mother is a book about my grandmother, written by my mother. That’s not to say it’s not about my mother—it is. In fact, About My Mother is as much about my mother as it is about my grandmother. In that sense, it’s really a book about “mothers.” …It is not, however, a book written by me. True, I did write the foreword. But it doesn’t mean I’ve written a book about my mother. I haven’t. Nor does it mean my mother’s book is about her son. It isn’t. It’s about my grandmother. And my mother. Just to be clear.—Mike A love letter to mothers everywhere, About My Mother will make you laugh and cry—and see yourself in its reflection. Peggy Rowe’s story of growing up as the daughter of Thelma Knobel is filled with warmth and humor. But Thelma could be your mother—there’s a Thelma in everyone’s life. Shes the person taking charge—the one who knows instinctively how things should be. Today Thelma would be described as an alpha personality, but while growing up, her daughter Peggy saw her as a dictator—albeit a benevolent, loving one. They clashed from the beginning—Peggy, the horse-crazy tomboy, and Thelma, the genteel-yet-still-controlling mother, committed to raising two refined, ladylike daughters. Good luck. When major league baseball came to town in the early 1950s and turned sophisticated Thelma into a crazed Baltimore Orioles groupie, nobody was more surprised and embarrassed than Peggy. Life became a series of compromises—Thelma tolerating a daughter who pitched manure and galloped the countryside, while Peggy learned to tolerate the whacky Orioles fan who threw her underwear at the television, shouted insults at umpires, and lived by the orange-and-black schedule taped to the refrigerator door. Sometimes, we’re more alike than we know. And in case you’re wondering, Peggy knows a thing or two about dirty jobs herself…

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Peggy Rowe
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2018-11-13
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781948677172


A Seal Called Andre

A Seal Called Andre

Tells the true story of the unique human-animal friendship between Harry Goodridge and Andre, the harbor seal who was as comfortable in Goodridge’s home as he was in Penobscot Bay. Andre swims with Harry and rides happily in the back seat of Harry’s car. He quickly picked up tricks—perhaps the first time a wild animal has been trained in a free-release situation. He became Rockport, Maine’s honorary harbormaster and was ranked “second only to Andrew Wyeth as the state’s most acclaimed summer resident.” Year after year, Andre swam south in the winter, only to return again to Harry the next spring. It’s a timeless and iconic Maine story.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Harry Goodridge
Publisher : Down East Books
Release : 2014-10-07
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : 9781608932696


About Your Father And Other Celebrities I Have Known

About Your Father And Other Celebrities I Have Known

Peggy Rowe is at it again—this time giving a hilarious inside look at growing up Rowe, both before and after Mike’s rise to fame. Since the day they said, “I do,” Peggy’s previous “doting” lifestyle met with her husband John’s minimalist ways and became the backdrop for years of adventure and a quirky sense of humor because of their differences. From thoughts of wearing headlamps in the house to save energy, to squeezing out the last drop of toothpaste with a workbench vise, Peggy learned to pick her battles and celebrate the hilarity in each situation. Once their boys were born, woodstove mishaps and garbage dumping tales were the seed for Mike’s obsession with doing dirty jobs and the comical presence he is known for today. As Mike rose to fame, Peggy was his biggest fan—who gave motherly advice and constructive criticism, of course. She baked cookies for Mike to take to Joan Rivers for a Christmas party hostess gift, and even wrote fan letters under faux names and mailed them from different cities to Mike’s producer. By the time Mike hits it big, Peggy and John retire to face more adventures, with a lightning strike in their condo, an elderly friend who ate marijuana leaves, and entering into celebrity status by making Viva paper towel and Lee jeans commercials, plus so much more. Peggy’s stories relive the details that intrigue and entertain old and new fans alike. So if you want a bigger, even funnier take on the Rowe family, About Your Father and Other Celebrities I Have Known delivers.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Peggy Rowe
Publisher : Forefront Books
Release : 2020-04-14
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781948677448


Impractical Jokers

Impractical Jokers

Each week on Impractical Jokers, Staten Island natives, enduring friends since high school, and Tenderloin Troupe players Sal, Joe, Murr, and Q, compete to embarrass each other in absurd challenges. From holding dog poop in a public park to being stuffed inside a piñata and hung from a crane, their broad-natured comedy is edgy but not raunchy, and always good natured. After more than twenty-five years and numerous pranks, the members of this crazy quartet still love each other-and love to mess with each other. Impractical Jokers is the story of the long, enduring, complex relationship of these four best friends who rose from class clowns in an all-boys Catholic high school on Staten Island to professional comedians selling out Radio City Music Hall-and the hilarious situations they stumbled in and out of along the way. The guys offer a behind-the-scenes look at their show, including how they pull off their gags, the embarrassing moments that go on after the cameras stop rolling, and even the pranks that were too wild to air. Sal, Joe, Murr, and Q also teach you how to replicate the fun with your own friends-drawing on their experiences as well as gags resurrected from the writers' room floor. Family friendly and addictively entertaining, Impractical Jokers is the ultimate book for millions of Impractical Jokers fans of all ages-and every Joker-in-training.

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Genre : Humor
Author : Joseph Gatto
Publisher : Dey Street Books
Release : 2020-05-15
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 0062641204


Twelve Grindstones

Twelve Grindstones

Twelve Grindstones continues the laughter and wisdom, the leg-pulling and the literate chuckling of John Gould. Starting down the road to hilarity, there are some old stories and some new stories, all of them great stories from the canon of Maine folklore. Within are some long and some tall tales about blueberry picking, railroading, wood buying, lobster wars, and bootlegging. So sit down and put your feet up and prepare for some of the most amusing, preposterous, and heartwarming tales you've likely heard in a very long time. You're in for a treat.

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Genre : Humor
Author : John Gould
Publisher : Down East Books
Release : 2019-08
Total Pages : 220 Pages
ISBN : 1608935566


A Cowboy Detective

A Cowboy Detective

After years of cowboying, Charles A. Siringo had settled down to store-keeping in Caldwell, Kansas, when a blind phrenologist, traveling through, took the measure of his "mule head" and told him that he was "cut out" for detective work. Thereupon, Siringo joined the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in 1886. A Cowboy Detective chronicles his twenty-two years as an undercover operative in wilder parts of the West, where he rode with the lawless, using more stratagems and guises than Sherlock Holmes to bring them to justice and escaping violent death more often than Dick Tracy. He survived the labor riots at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, in 1892 (his testimony helped convict eighteen union leaders), hounded moonshiners in the Appalachians, and chased Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch. Once described as "a small wiry man, cold and steady as a rock" and "born without fear," Charlie Siringo became a favorite of high-ups in the Pinkerton organization. Nevertheless, the Pinkertons, ever sensitive to criticism, went to court to block publication of Siringo's book. Frank Morn, in his introduction to this Bison Books edition, discusses the changes that resulted from two years of litigation. Finally published in 1912 without Pinkerton in the title or the text, A Cowboy Detective has Siringo working for the "Dickensen Detective Agency" and meeting up with the likes of "Tim Corn," whom every western buff will recognize. The deeper truth of Siringo's book remains. As J. Frank Dobie wrote, "His cowboys and gunmen were not of Hollywood and folklore. He was an honest reporter.

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Genre : History
Author : Charles A. Siringo
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 1988-01-01
Total Pages : 556 Pages
ISBN : 0803291892


Logan Pryce Makes A Mess

Logan Pryce Makes A Mess

Worrying about his family's failing farm in 1892 Illinois, 8-year-old Logan lends a less-than-helpful hand that puts at risk his father's new job at the general store. Simultaneous and eBook.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Grace Gilmore
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-04-07
Total Pages : 128 Pages
ISBN : 9781481426244


Lizard Tales

Lizard Tales

The star of TruTV's hit show, Lizard Lick Towing, shares stories of life as a small-town repo man, as well as the "Ron-isms" and "Ron-osophy" he is known for. Crazier than a sack of rabid weasels? Country as cornflakes? Gooder than grits? You bet he is! Week after week, millions of viewers tune in to Lizard Lick Towing to watch Ron Shirley outsmart the fist-swinging, gun-toting folks whose vehicles he’s been hired to repossess. Staring danger in the face, Ron disarms them not with his size or his strength but with his wit—and especially with his trademark funny sayings that have come to be known as “Ronisms.” In Lizard Tales, Ron takes readers on a side-splitting trip through his wacky, colorful life. Growing up and raising heck in the Carolina countryside—where sushi is still called “bait”—young Ronnie was known to gig frogs, mooch moonshine from his pops, hunt, and cruise the strip in Myrtle Beach. He continues to get himself into hilarious scrapes and jams as an adult by tarring a roof during a lightning storm, inviting an angry deer onto his cousin’s brand-new boat, drinking (and fist-fighting) with a priest, matching wits with his wife, Amy, and running repo with his sidekicks at the towing company. So kick back, help yourself to some ’shine (if you got it), let Ron tell you some stories, and prepare yourself to get licked!

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Genre : Humor
Author : Ron Shirley
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2012-11-06
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780385347273


Mary Tudor

Mary Tudor

"Mary Tudor" by Victor Hugo (translated by George Burnham Ives). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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Genre : Art
Author : Victor Hugo
Publisher : Good Press
Release : 2021-04-10
Total Pages : 56 Pages
ISBN : EAN:4064066463472