For Rich Cohen and millions of other fans, the Chicago Cubs have always been more than a team: they've been the protagonists of a King Arthur epic, in search of the Holy Grail that is winning the World Series. A chronicle of the last few miraculous seasons as experienced through the prism of Cubs history, The Chicago Cubs tracks the famous curse, which was placed on the team in 1945 by the infamous owner of the Billy Goat Tavern, who was ejected from Wrigley Field when he tried to bring his goat into the grandstand for the fifth game of the World Series. He vowed the team would never get back to the championship. And they haven't-until now. Cohen follows the Cubs' early days as the first powerhouse baseball team, winners of the 1907 and 1908 World Series; their storied players, such as Billy Sunday, the 2nd baseman who became the most popular preacher in America; their old stadiums; their owners, from chewing gum magnate William Wrigley to Thomas Ricketts, CEO of Ameritrade; and their time between the two World Wars; all of it leading up to the momentous last World Series appearance and the breaking of the famed curse. A captivating blend of reportage and memoir, drawing on Cohen's extensive interviews and travels with recent Cubs players, owners, and coaching staff, The Cubs is a portrait not only of a team, but also of a city, of a game, and of what it means to be a perpetually disappointed fan who is finally rewarded.
The Night Watchman is ready to kill -- again. After thirty-five years in prison, he is free to commit the same twisted atrocities that once made him as notorious as the Zodiac Killer and Jack the Ripper. Through her television appearances, renowned clairvoyant Lucinda Sloan helps police capture America's most wanted. Unfortunately, she's also captured the eye of the Night Watchman. Once he learns that Sloan sees his crimes, it's time to play.
Staring into his frightened blue eyes, investigative genealogist Amelia Crenshaw Haines vows to help a silent little boy who is unable, or unwilling, to communicate his past. Though her own roots remain shrouded in mystery, she relies on DNA evidence to help fellow foundlings uncover theirs, until a remarkable twist of fate presents a stranger bearing an eerily familiar childhood souvenir.
It's summer on the Jersey Shore. Here, in this perfect place, a serial killer has no worries in the world, except choosing the next victim. Cam Hastings has come to Long Beach Island with her teenage daughter and the hope that maybe she can save her failed marriage. Cam has never been able to outrun her flaws and demons--a vanished mother, a lost sister, and the ugly visions she has of missing children. Now she is about to step over the edge. For once, she will act on one of her visions, and then face the consequences.
In 1975, a black child named Radar Radmanovic is mysteriously born to white parents. Though Radar is raised in suburban New Jersey, his story rapidly becomes entangled with terrible events in Yugoslavia, Norway, Cambodia, the Congo, and beyond. Falling in with a secretive group of puppeteers and scientists --who stage experimental art for people suffering under war-time sieges -- Radar is forced to confront the true nature of his identity.
In 1975, a black child named Radar Radmanovic is mysteriously born to white parents. Though Radar is raised in suburban New Jersey, his story rapidly becomes entangled with terrible events in Yugoslavia, Norway, Cambodia, the Congo, and beyond. Falling in with a secretive group of puppeteers and scientists- who stage experimental art for people suffering under war-time sieges- Radar is forced to confront the true nature of his identity.
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May 1968. Sinister secrets play out miles apart in New York City. Cloaked in lies, these seemingly unrelated lives, and deaths, are destined to intersect on a distant, blood-soaked day. October 1987. The past returns with a brutal vengeance as a masked predator picks off victims whose fates intertwine with a notorious murder spree solved back in 1968, or was it?