Preface It requires some assurance to step out of the conventional in story writing. Especially does it require courage on the part of one whose ideals of what a story should be are far beyond what his productions can ever attain. But the physician, who gets closer to things human than others do, may perhaps be forgiven unorthodox subjects and methods of expression. Surely, also, he will be excused for drawing upon his own field of work for his subject matter. I have this to say of my material characters—they are all taken from life. Even Tommy the Outcast was the genuine article of hero. He crept into my life through a hole in my cellar window one furiously stormy night. He went out of it via a dose of poison, meant for his hereditary foes—the rats. Talk? No, he did not talk, but I’m sure he used to think—hard and often—and I fancy no one will upbraid me for trying in my feeble way to read his mind and act as his proxy in the expression of the things he thought, and in telling the sad story of his life. The mythical red hero and the golden haired goddess of the Yosemite are the more beautiful for being unsubstantial. The pretty little legend on which their story was founded was anonymously published nearly fifty years ago in some eastern magazine, the name of which escapes me. I found it among the rubbish of my grandfather’s attic, when a lad. It seems that the legend was originally obtained from an old Indian warrior, who related it essentially as it had descended to him through many generations of ancestors. Like many other beautiful traditions of our American aborigines, the legend of the Yosemite has been buried in the mists of obscurity and the dust of forgetfulness. I trust that my amplified version is not unworthy of the original. It will at least serve to resurrect from the Valley of the Lost a bit of beautiful sentiment that deserved a better fate. I hope this may not be its second burial, and that the paleface may find something sweetly sentimental in the mythical tale of Tis-sa-ack and Tu-toch-a-nu-lah. For the benefit of those who may chance to discern in the hero of the Yosemite a slight tinge of Frederick Cozzens’ ancient legend of the Palisades, I freely acknowledge the debt I owe to the “Big Pappoose.” Most of the incidents related in the various stories in this volume are authentic. Those upon which the story of the Dead Ideal is founded come back to me vividly from my student days with all the halo of bright romance which they then possessed. To this day I have longed to know who and what the beautiful subject was. He who could not weave romance about that fair unfortunate must needs be the victim of that worst of fates—soul death. Nearly all the characters in Poker Jim are real. There was no dearth of material from which to select subjects. I was born amid the California Sierras in the placer mines of Tuolumne. Some of the years of my early childhood were spent in the mountains of Calaveras. Here in the midst of a rude mining population were to be found interesting characters a plenty.
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Die Renovierungsarbeiten auf Schloss Funkelfeld sind in vollem Gange und die Geburt von Alibabas Fohlen steht kurz bevor. Das Leben der 14-jährigen Malu könnte nicht schöner sein! Doch plötzlich steht ein Fremder vor der Tür, mit einem Schuldschein in der Hand. Der Vater von Malu und ihrem Halbbruder Edgar hat vor Jahren das Schloss mitsamt den Ländereien beim Pokern verloren. Und dann ist Alibaba verschwunden! Aber wer entführt ein trächtiges Pferd? Und warum? Malu und Edgar brechen Hals über Kopf auf und folgen Alibabas Spur bis ans Meer, in Edgars alte Heimat - wo sie eine böse Überraschung erwartet. Um Alibabas Fohlen zu retten, müssen sie sich auf eine gefährliche Wette einlassen ...
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Wie das Sofa um die Ecke kommt? Tragen - ganz einfach! Aber wenn es schlicht nicht ums Eck passt? Lieber vorher die maximalen Maße berechnen, statt sich zu verschätzen. Mit ein wenig Geometrie vermeiden Sie so ein Sofa-Fiasko. In vielen Situationen des Alltags zeigt Ihnen Mark Frary, wie Sie sich grundlegende naturwissenschaftliche Prinzipien zunutze machen können: Wie Ihnen Algorithmen beim Ordnen und Finden von Unterlagen helfen, wie Sie mithilfe von Wahrscheinlichkeitsberechnungen beim Poker gewinnen, was das Newton´sche Bewegungsgesetz mit einer Vollbremsung zu tun hat oder wie Sie mit dem Wissen um den Goldenen Schnitt bessere Fotos machen.
Atze in Gefahr Essen-Kray. Ein Päckchen mit einer Schweizer Uhr wird versehentlich an Atze Schröders Nachbarin Ute Peymann geliefert. Die Waldorf-Lehrerin bittet ihren Freund und Mithausbewohner Atze, Comedylegende und bekennender Porsche-Fahrer, um Hilfe: Er soll das Paket zum richtigen Empfänger bringen. Dass dieser, ein gewisser Uwe Peimann, ein gefürchteter Auftragskiller ist und in der Uhr ein mysteriöser Mikrochip steckt, an dem auch das organisierte Verbrechen großes Interesse hat - davon ahnt Atze nichts, als er die Uhr leichtfertig beim Pokern verzockt. Von da ab gerät unser charmanter Frauenheld mit dem goldenen Herzen und der großen Klappe in einen Strudel gefährlicher Situationen. Doch mit seinem unverwüstlichen Humor, einem vollgetankten Porsche Turbo und der Hilfe vieler Kumpels nimmt Atze den Kampf auf.
Made desperate by poverty and loss, Evelyn Starr Johnson sees a golden opportunity to win back her lost status by recovering the treasure map stolen from her murdered foster parents. And with nothing left to wager but her innocence, the beautiful card shark stares coolly at their killers across the poker table - then stacks the deck and deals the winning hand to a handsome, unsuspecting stranger. When the exquisite temptress he won at a card game runs off with rest of his winnings, sharpshooter Matt ′Reno′ Moran vows to hunt her down-never dreaming it is his destiny to join forces with the thieving female on a dangerous search for hidden gold. But, come hell or high water, Reno is determined to reclaim everything that is rightfully his - including the tempestuous woman who calls herself ′Evening Star′, who Reno dares not love, but desires with all his soul.
Harrington on Hold ?Em takes you to the part of the game the cameras ignore ? the tactics required to get through the hundreds and sometimes thousands of hands you must win to make it to the final table. Harrington´s sophisticated and time-tested winning strategies, focusing on what it takes to survive the early and middle stages of a No-Limit Hold ?Em tournament, are appearing here for the first time in print. Now, learn from one of the world´s most successful No-Limit Hold ?Em players how to vary your style, optimize your betting patterns, analyze hands, respond to a re-raise, play to win the most money possible, react when a bad card hits and much, much more. Dan Harrington won the gold bracelet and the World Champion title at the $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold ?Em Championship at the 1995 World Series of Poker. And he was the only player to make it to the final table iin 2003 (field of 839) and 2004 (field of 2576).
PI FISH PESCADO is surfing. To Fish this is paradise. Except, he has no work, and a diminishing bank balance. Until a young surfer paddles up: ´Hey, Fish, there´s a pretty chick looking for you.´ The pretty chick is Vicki Kahn, poker addict by night, lawyer by day. She´s bright, sharp, lovely. The best woman he´s ever had. And she´s got a job for him: find the murderous bastard who wiped out a bystander at an illegal drag race. THING IS the drag racer has connections high up. Really high up, right to the police commissioner. Thing is the commissioner has his eye on Vicki Kahn. Thing is the commissioner has a past, a nasty past. A past that has something to do with the bad old days and hit squads and the kind of information that no one in the new rainbow nation wants uncovered. The kind of information that involves lots of money -- gold bullion in fact. And the commissioner has a taste for the lush life. A taste that is ruthless, savage. BEFORE LONG Fish and Vicki can´t tell who´s a cop and who´s a robber. OR who´s gunning for them.
Source: Wikipedia. Commentary (films not included). Pages: 73. Chapters: Stagecoach, The Quiet Man, How the West Was Won, The Searchers, The Long Voyage Home, The Informer, My Darling Clementine, Donovan´s Reef, John Ford filmography, Judge Priest, The Grapes of Wrath, Mister Roberts, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Drums Along the Mohawk, How Green Was My Valley, Mogambo, Rio Grande, Two Rode Together, The Hurricane, 7 Women, Fort Apache, Hangman´s House, Cheyenne Autumn, The Whole Town´s Talking, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Tobacco Road, They Were Expendable, The Rising of the Moon, Wee Willie Winkie, The Horse Soldiers, The Prisoner of Shark Island, Arrowsmith, The Lost Patrol, Young Mr. Lincoln, The Wings of Eagles, 3 Godfathers, When Willie Comes Marching Home, Upstream, Wagon Master, Sergeant Rutledge, The Sun Shines Bright, The Adventures of Marco Polo, Up the River, The Long Gray Line, Mary of Scotland, The Last Hurrah, The Battle of Midway, December 7th, Born Reckless, Riders of Vengeance, The Iron Horse, The Black Watch, Four Sons, What Price Glory?, The World Moves On, Bucking Broadway, Men Without Women, The Fugitive, The Phantom Riders, Cheyenne´s Pal, Thieves´ Gold, Action, The Secret Man, The Village Blacksmith, Wild Women, Gideon´s Day, Doctor Bull, Cameo Kirby, 3 Bad Men, Strong Boy, The Blue Eagle, Salute, The Gun Packer, Lightnin´, Flesh, Mother Machree, Riley the Cop, The Brat, Silver Wings, The Plough and the Stars, Submarine Patrol, Thank You, The Shamrock Handicap, Marked Men, Women in Defense, A Gun Fightin´ Gentleman, The Fighting Heart, The Wallop, The Face on the Bar-Room Floor, Desperate Trails, Hoodman Blind, Hell Bent, The Outcasts of Poker Flat, A Fight for Love, Steamboat Round the Bend, Straight Shooting, Ace of the Saddle, The Tornado, Sure Fire, The Fighting Gringo, The Prince of Avenue A, Four Men and a Prayer, Little Miss Smiles, The Freeze-Out, The Soul Herder, Pilgrimage, The Big Punch, Just Pals, A Woman´s Fool, Rider of the Law, A Marked Man, Bare Fists, Sex Hygiene, The Scarlet Drop, Three Mounted Men, Three Jumps Ahead, Napoleon´s Barber, Hearts of Oak, The Craving, Seas Beneath, By Indian Post, Jackie, Hitchin´ Posts, Roped, The Fighting Brothers, The Girl in Number 29, Kentucky Pride, Airmail, North of Hudson Bay, The Scrapper, Gun Law, The Last Outlaw, The Trail of Hate, Rustlers, Torpedo Squadron. Excerpt: The following are the films directed by John Ford. He was credited as Jack Ford in all his silent films until Cameo Kirby in 1923. The Internet Movie Database lists Ford as directing 140 films from 1917 to 1966. Of Ford´s silent films, only 15% of them are known to survive. The Searchers is a 1956 American Western film directed by John Ford, based on the 1954 novel by Alan Le May. It stars John Wayne as a middle-aged Civil War veteran who spends years looking for his abducted niece, along with Jeffrey Hunter as his adoptive nephew, who accompanies him. The film was a commercial success, although it received no Academy Award nominations. It was named the Greatest American Western of all time by the American Film Institute in 2008, and it placed 12th on the American Film Institute´s 2007 list of the Top 100 greatest movies of all time. In 1868, Ethan Edwards (Wayne) returns from the American Civil War, in which he fought for the Confederacy, to the home of his brother Aaron (Walter Coy) in the wilderness of northern Texas. Wrong-doing or legal trouble in Ethan´s past i...