The Perfect Corner 2

A Driver's Step-By-Step Guide to Optimizing Complex Sections Through the Physics of Racing

Author: Adam Brouillard,Paradigm Shift Driver Development

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997382440

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 116

View: 2218

Learn how the physics of racing can be applied to advanced track sections. We show you the rules needed for double apexes and chicanes, as well as how to link them in complex sequences. Plus you'll learn the surprising science of optimizing straights. Finally, the last section will really put you to the test as we break down some of the most complex corner sequences in the world. If you can solve these puzzles, you will understand how to drive anything. Learn how there is no such thing as a throwaway corner and how every single section of a track can be driven to perfection.

The Perfect Corner

A Driver's Step-By-Step Guide to Finding Their Own Optimal Line Through the Physics of Racing

Author: Paradigm Shift Driver Development,Adam Brouillard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997382426

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 110

View: 2056

We will take you through a fun lesson in the physics of racing and then apply it as you learn to optimize your driving. We will look at real-world tracks and provide an exact procedure to find the ideal approach all from the driver's point of view. You can apply these methods today and remove any doubt about what you should be doing on track.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

A Novel

Author: Jamie Ford

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345512502

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1118

BONUS: This edition contains a Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet discussion guide and an excerpt from Jamie Ford's Songs of Willow Frost. "Sentimental, heartfelt….the exploration of Henry’s changing relationship with his family and with Keiko will keep most readers turning pages...A timely debut that not only reminds readers of a shameful episode in American history, but cautions us to examine the present and take heed we don’t repeat those injustices."-- Kirkus Reviews “A tender and satisfying novel set in a time and a place lost forever, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet gives us a glimpse of the damage that is caused by war--not the sweeping damage of the battlefield, but the cold, cruel damage to the hearts and humanity of individual people. Especially relevant in today's world, this is a beautifully written book that will make you think. And, more importantly, it will make you feel." -- Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain “Jamie Ford's first novel explores the age-old conflicts between father and son, the beauty and sadness of what happened to Japanese Americans in the Seattle area during World War II, and the depths and longing of deep-heart love. An impressive, bitter, and sweet debut.” -- Lisa See, bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan In the opening pages of Jamie Ford’s stunning debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol. This simple act takes old Henry Lee back to the 1940s, at the height of the war, when young Henry’s world is a jumble of confusion and excitement, and to his father, who is obsessed with the war in China and having Henry grow up American. While “scholarshipping” at the exclusive Rainier Elementary, where the white kids ignore him, Henry meets Keiko Okabe, a young Japanese American student. Amid the chaos of blackouts, curfews, and FBI raids, Henry and Keiko forge a bond of friendship–and innocent love–that transcends the long-standing prejudices of their Old World ancestors. And after Keiko and her family are swept up in the evacuations to the internment camps, she and Henry are left only with the hope that the war will end, and that their promise to each other will be kept. Forty years later, Henry Lee is certain that the parasol belonged to Keiko. In the hotel’s dark dusty basement he begins looking for signs of the Okabe family’s belongings and for a long-lost object whose value he cannot begin to measure. Now a widower, Henry is still trying to find his voice–words that might explain the actions of his nationalistic father; words that might bridge the gap between him and his modern, Chinese American son; words that might help him confront the choices he made many years ago. Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope. In Henry and Keiko, Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us of the power of forgiveness and the human heart.

A Corner in the Marais

Memoir of a Paris Neighborhood

Author: Alex Karmel

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9781567921984

Category: History

Page: 149

View: 7689

For anyone who loves paris and the mysterious allure of old houses, this charming and informative memoir is perfect reading. In a knowledgeable, conversational style that conveys (and makes contagious) Karmel's love of his subject, A Corner in the Marais traces the architectural and social development of the City of Lights from its origins as a Roman settlement, through major redevelopments brought about by Henri IV and Baron Haussmann, to the present renovation of old neighborhoods. It begins with Alex Karmel and his French wife realizing a longstanding dream: buying an apartment in the Marais, Paris's celebrated historic district, the site of some of its oldest and most picturesque buildings. It soon becomes clear that their new home, which has witnessed six centuries of French life, offers a fresh and lively vantage point from which to view the city's history, revealing information that will surprise even the most confirmed Francophile.

Second House from the Corner

A Novel of Marriage, Secrets, and Lies

Author: Sadeqa Johnson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466885815

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9797

"A captivating tale to savor about a woman whose buried past threatens her picture perfect family life. Felicia is a wonderfully flawed, compelling main character, one who has stayed with me long after I finished the book. A winning novel from a writer to watch." -Benilde Little, bestselling author Felicia Lyons, a stressed out stay-at-home mom, struggles to sprint ahead of the demands of motherhood while her husband spends long days at the office. Felicia taps, utters mantra, and breathes her way through most situations, but on some days, like when the children won’t stop screaming her name or arguing over toy trucks and pretzel sticks, she wonders what it would be like to get in her car and drive away. Then one evening the telephone rings, and in a split second the harried mother’s innocent fantasy becomes a hellish reality. The call pulls her back into a life she’d rather forget. Felicia hasn’t been completely honest about her upbringing, and her deception forces her return to the Philadelphia of her childhood, where she must confront the family demons and long buried secrets she thought she had left behind. From a phenomenal fresh voice in fiction, comes the compelling story of what happens when the dream falls apart. Sadeqa Johnson's Second House from the Corner is an unforgettable tale of love, loss, rediscovery, and the growing pains of marriage.

Perfect Control

A Driver's Step-By-Step Guide to Advanced Car Control Through the Physics of Racing

Author: Paradigm Shift Driver Development,Adam Brouillard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997382402

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 136

View: 7783

Learn how to identify and prioritize the different visual, auditory, and tactile car control cues, plus the optimal driver inputs needed to extract %100 from practically any vehicle.

You Suck at Racing

A Crash Course for the Novice Driver

Author: Ian Korf

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533185624

Category:

Page: 110

View: 9171

A lot of books on driving are written by professional racers who assume you too want to be a professional racer. Not this book. It's written by a hobbyist who suggests you keep your day job. Besides, it's much more fun being an enthusiastic amateur than a jaded professional (just ask someone in the sex industry). This book is designed to help the average driver make the transition from commuter to safe road racer in as few pages as possible. I wrote this book because it's what I would have wanted to read when I first became interested in track driving: succinct, nerdy, practical, and occasionally diverting. It is not intended as a definitive tome or a work of art. It's more like a sandwich: convenient and nourishing.

Driving On The Edge

The Art and Science of Race Driving - Revised and Updated Second Edition

Author: Michael Krumm

Publisher: Icon Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781910584071

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 8087

Written by a professional, Driving on the Edge covers the basic skills and reveals the latest advanced techniques for driving a racing car on the limit. Essential reading for beginner and experienced driver alike, it will also interest race team engineers and car enthusiasts who want to peek behind the scenes to learn more about the challenging world of the racing driver.

The Perfect Egg

A Fresh Take on Recipes for Morning, Noon, and Night

Author: Teri Lyn Fisher,Jenny Park

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607746263

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 9429

A cookbook all about eggs, with 70 diverse recipes for meals, snacks, and desserts, from the team behind the beloved food blog Spoon Fork Bacon. Eggs are one of the world’s super-star foods: inexpensive, protein-rich, versatile, and easily renewable. Every culture has its own take on eggs—for breakfast, lunch, and dinner—and The Perfect Egg features a dazzling, delicious variety of globally influenced dishes. From Blackberry Stuffed Croissant French Toast to Hot and Sour Soup, and from Poached Yolk-Stuffed Ravioli to Creamy Lemon Curd Tart, the more than seventy recipes in The Perfect Egg offer a fresh, unique, and modern take on the most humble of foods. From the Hardcover edition.

The Perfect Candidate

Author: Peter Stone

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 153442217X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6329

From debut author Peter Stone comes a heart-stopping, pulse-pounding political thriller that’s perfect for fans of Ally Carter and House of Cards. When recent high school graduate Cameron Carter lands an internship with Congressman Billy Beck in Washington, DC, he thinks it is his ticket out of small town captivity. What he lacks in connections and Beltway polish he makes up in smarts, and he soon finds a friend and mentor in fellow staffer Ariel Lancaster. That is, until she winds up dead. As rumors and accusations about her death fly around Capitol Hill, Cameron’s low profile makes him the perfect candidate for an FBI investigation that he wants no part of. Before he knows it—and with his family’s future at stake—he discovers DC’s darkest secrets as he races to expose a deadly conspiracy. If it doesn’t get him killed first.

The Bookshop on the Corner

Author: Jenny Colgan

Publisher: Li Du Novels

ISBN: 9781410495419

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2903

Learn How to Master the Art of Kart Driving

Author: Terence Dove

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540628596

Category:

Page: 194

View: 4116

Terence Dove Spills the Beans on Driving a Racing Kart at the Elite Level. Learn how to command your kart, dominate your opponents and grow your self-confidence with advanced techniques and winning strategies used by the pros. Discover the secrets Terence has learned from working with World Champions, European Champions and British Champions on how to take a racing kart to the absolute limit. Build your confidence to champion levels Develop your own powerfully effective driving style Brake right on the limit Race like a driver in total command Use your eyes like a guided weapon system. Master wet driving Nail your starts time and again Apply secret techniques to find more speed Learn from a master of karting technique with 15 years of coaching experience how you can become a formidable kart pilot. Includes step-by-step instructions on developing the most essential driving techniques that Terence uses to help his clients reach their maximum potential.

The Perfect Secret

Author: Rob Buyea

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524764612

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2806

From the beloved author of Because of Mr. Terupt comes the sequel to The Perfect Score, about a lovable group of students at Lake View Middle School and the rewards and challenges of seventh grade. These students are in for a year of secrets, discoveries, and kid power! GAVIN finally joins the football team--a dream come true!--but Coach Holmes refuses to play him for reasons that also threaten to tear Gavin's family apart. When RANDI attends an elite gymnastics camp, she uncovers a startling family connection. SCOTT starts researching an article for the school newspaper and stumbles right into a hornet's nest of lies. With his loser older brother, Brian, out of the house, TREVOR's life is loads better--until he realizes that only he can save Brian from getting into deep trouble. NATALIE's top goals: (1) find out why Mrs. Woods and Mrs. Magenta no longer speak to each other--a mission shared by all the kids--and (2) teach a certain someone an important life skill without anyone knowing. It's tough keeping secrets. And tougher still to deal with the fallout when secrets spill out.

In Your Corner

Author: Sarah Castille

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

ISBN: 9781402296239

Category: Fiction

Page: 295

View: 438

After breaking up two years earlier, mixed martial artist Jake and high-powered lawyer Amanda have a chance encounter and sparks fly.

Corner-to-Corner Lap Throws For the Family

Author: Sarah Zimmerman

Publisher: Annie's Wholesale

ISBN: 1590128222

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 20

View: 3202

Corner-to-Corner is a fun and unique way of crocheting! By following a pixel graph instead of a written pattern, you can incorporate virtually any character or image you want into a crochet blanket. This great book includes how-to instructions and step-by-step photos. Also included are instructions for 5 cute throws. All designs are made using #4 worsted-weight yarn.

The It's Okay if You Sit on My Quilt Book

Author: Mary Ellen Hopkins

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1607054604

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 2658

A New Look at a Beloved Block Book! Give your quilts an "art-school graduate look" using simple and fast methods. Mary Ellen breaks down complex piecing into simple units. Tons of tips cover fabrics, supplies, cutting, pressing, piecing and more. Learn to make perfect pieced triangles the hassle-free way. Lots of setting options for all your blocks. If you've ever looked at a complex pieced block and wondered if you could make it, this is the book for you. Mary Ellen deconstructs all kinds of blocks into easy-to-piece units: from Rail Fence to 18-Patch blocks, all you'll need is squares and triangles! First issued over fifteen years ago, this volume has been updated extensively.

Sponsorship

Amateur Motorsports

Author: Jeffrey M. Fazio

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508546467

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 58

View: 4179

Are you ready to take racing your car to the next level? Have you dreamed of sponsorship deals and aren't sure how to get started? Then learn from a seasoned racer that has been there and accomplished a lot on a small budget while working with sponsors, on various levels, across the country.From 2002 through 2007, Jeff Fazio raced his highly-modified 600+ h.p. Toyota MR2 known as “Hyde” in all sorts of racing venues. Hyde participated in drag racing, SCCA Solo II, SCCA Solo I Hillclimb, track days, and other races. In 2004, Fazio knew it was time to take his racing to the next level. Formally setting up Jekyl Hyde Racing as a business, he sought out sponsorship on all levels (local, regional, national, etc.). With the help of sponsors, Hyde roared from 300 rwhp to well over 600 rwhp and started dominating races. Sponsorship: Amateur Motorsports details Fazio's story and explains in detail the steps he took to gain sponsors. Use his story, borrow his ideas to advance your own racing and move up to the next level. What are you waiting for?See more at: www.JekylHydeRacing.com

The Darkest Corners

Author: Kara Thomas

Publisher: Ember

ISBN: 0553521489

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 352

View: 6887

There are secrets around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about what happened there that last summer.She and her childhood best friend Callie never talked about what they saw. Not before the trial. And certainly not after.But ever since she left, Tessa has had questions. Things have never quite added up. And now she has to go back to Fayette-to Wyatt Stokes, sitting on death row; to Lori Cawley, Callie?s dead cousin; and to the one other person who may be hiding the truth.Only the closer Tessa gets to what really happened, the closer she gets to a killer-and this time, it won?t be so easy to run away.

From the Corner of His Eye

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553593250

Category: Fiction

Page: 729

View: 7327

As blind child prodigy Bartholomew grows up, regains his sight at thirteen, and sets out to transform the lives of everyone around him, Junior Cain, a serial killer and rapist who believes that Bartholomew is his nemesis, goes on a hunt to kill him.