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The Catcher in the Rye (A BookHacker Summary)

BookHacker, 2013

Let’s be honest: sometimes you're asked to read an “important” book that you don't want or have time to read. Sometimes you try and it’s just so boring and impenetrable that you can’t get through it. And then, even worse, sometimes you’re asked to take a test or write a paper about it. If that sounds familiar, then BookHacker was designed for you. BookHacker summaries strip away all the subtlety and stuffiness of literature’s ...


The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg
Nicholas Dawidoff

Vintage, 1995

The only Major League ballplayer whose baseball card is on display at the headquarters of the CIA, Moe Berg has the singular distinction of having both a 15-year career as a catcher for such teams as the New York Robins and the Chicago White Sox and that of a spy for the OSS during World War II. Here, Dawidoff provides "a careful and sympathetic biography" (Chicago Sun-Times) of this enigmatic man. Photos.


The Catcher in the Rye: A Reader's Guide to the J.D. Salinger Novel
Robert Crayola

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

Few novels have affected readers (especially young people) like J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye . With this new guide, you will have an even greater understanding of the book. Included in this guide: a biography of author J.D. Salinger, a look at the book's context, its literary elements, detailed chapter summaries, analysis, and suggestions for essays. This is the definitive guide to The Catcher in the Rye , concise, easy to ...


The Catcher in the Rye, 1991, White
j. d. salinger

n/a, 1951

The Catcher in the Rye, 1991, White


The Catcher's Handbook
Conor Kelley

McFarland, 2014

The position of catcher in baseball requires a broad set of physical and mental skills. This handbook, by a former catcher, offers precise advice on everything one needs to succeed behind the plate at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. Drawing on real-life scenarios, it addresses nearly every situation a catcher could ever encounter. In addition to the mechanics of catching, blocking, picking, throwing, and catching pop-ups, ...


The Catcher in the Rye and J.D. Salinger, 2014

Explore the unique world of The Catcher in the Rye and JD Salinger


Catcher: How the Man Behind the Plate Became an American Folk Hero
Peter Morris

Ivan R. Dee, 2010

Today's baseball catcher stolidly goes about his duty without attracting much attention. But it wasn't always that way, as Peter Morris shows in this lively and original study. In baseball's early days, catchers stood a safe distance back of the batter without protective gear. Then the introduction of the curveball in the 1870s led them to move up directly behind home plate, even though they still wore no gloves or other protection. ...


Throwback: A Big-League Catcher Tells How the Game Is Really Played
Jason Kendall, Lee Judge

St. Martin's Press, 2014

Ever Wonder What’s Being Said at Home Plate? How a Team Silently Communicates? What Goes on in the Clubhouse Behind Closed Doors? America’s pastime has always left fans and amateur players alike yearning for the answers to questions about how pros play the game. Jason Kendall is an All-Star catcher who has seen just about everything during his years with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Oakland Athletics, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, and ...


The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger

Little, Brown and Company, 1991

Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger's New Yorker stories ? particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme ? With Love and Squalor, will not be surprised by the fact that his first novel is fully of children. The hero-narrator of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand ...


Catching-101: The Complete Guide For Baseball Catchers
Xan Barksdale

AuthorHouse, 2011

CATCHING-101: The Complete Guide for Baseball Catchers is the most comprehensive book ever written for baseball catchers. It contains tips, drills, and proper mechanics that will help every catcher or coach better understand the most difficult position on the field. This book contains information on EVERY aspect of catching that Coach Barksdale has learned through his years of experience from coaching nationally ranked NCAA teams, and playing at ...


The Catcher in the Rye

Bantam Books, 1965



Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife
Peggy Vincent

Scribner, 2003

An inspiring collection of birth stories by a charming midwife. Each time she knelt to "catch" another wriggling baby -- nearly three thousand times during her remarkable career -- California midwife Peggy Vincent paid homage to the moment when pain bows to joy and the world makes way for one more. With every birth, she encounters another woman-turned-goddess: Catherine rides out her labor in a car careening down a mountain road. Sofia spends ...


Grandmother's Dreamcatcher
Becky Ray McCain

Albert Whitman & Company, 1998

While Kimmy's parents look for a house close to Daddy's job, Kimmy stays with her Chippewa grandmother. The bad dreams she has had still bother her. But with her grandmother's help, she learns about dreamcatchers.


Stephen King

Pocket Books, 2001

Once upon a time, in the haunted city of Derry, four boys stood together and did a brave thing. It was something that changed them in ways they could never begin to understand. Twenty-five years after saving a Down's-syndrome kid from bullies, Beav, Henry, Pete, and Jonesy -- now men with separate lives and separate problems -- reunite in the woods of Maine for their annual hunting trip. But when a stranger stumbles into their camp, disoriented ...


Soul Catcher: A Journal to Help You Become Who You Really Are
Kathy Eldon, Amy Eldon

Chronicle Books, 1999

Soul Catcher takes you on a self-guided journey along a spiritual path forged from the realization of your own dreams and wishes, and the utilization of the wisdom of your own inner voice. This beautiful journal will help you find ways to break through the barriers that stand in your way and offer support as you shape and define your true values and goals so you can live life to its fullest.


I Loved a Rogue: The Prince Catchers
Katharine Ashe

Avon, 2015

In the third in Katharine Ashe's Prince Catchers series, the eldest of three very different sisters must fulfill a prophecy to discover their birthright. But if Eleanor is destined to marry a prince, why can't she resist the scoundrel who seduced her? She can pour tea, manage a household, and sew a modest gown. In short, Eleanor Caulfield is the perfect vicar's daughter. Yet there was a time when she'd risked everything for a black-eyed gypsy ...


Angel Catcher for Kids: A Journal to Help You Remember the Person You Love Who Died
Amy Eldon

Chronicle Books, 2002

Angel Catcher for Kids offers a healthy way for a child to cope with the painful and often confusing process of grieving. Designed to help a child overcome the loss of a loved one, this journal also invites the child to record precious memories of the special person who has died. Angel Catcher for Kids will help a child to catch-and hold-an angel.


Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
Timothy Egan

Mariner Books, 2013

“A vivid exploration of one man's lifelong obsession with an idea . . . Egan’s spirited biography might just bring [Curtis] the recognition that eluded him in life.” — Washington Post Edward Curtis was charismatic, handsome, a passionate mountaineer, and a famous portrait photographer, the Annie Leibovitz of his time. He moved in rarefied circles, a friend to presidents, vaudeville stars, leading thinkers. But when he was ...


The Catcher in the Rye Guide and Other Works of JD Salinger, 2012

Although he only died in 2010, JD Salinger did not publish anything after 1965 and had already largely withdrawn from public life many years before. Despite his seclusion and obstinate refusal to publish anything, Salinger still wrote each day ("There is a marvelous peace in not publishing, I just write for myself and my own pleasure...") and there is speculation that he might have left behind as many as fifteen unpublished novels when he passed ...


Soul Catcher (Soul Catcher series Book 1), 2013

Samantha White had no idea what to expect when she took a week-long vacation to explore underground cave systems with her best friend. One thing was for sure; she never expected to meet death personified. She certainly could never have predicted that death would be in the form of a gorgeous man who made her heart flutter. Kaden had one purpose in life: to ferry human souls to the afterlife. When Kaden commits an unthinkable act he puts not ...



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