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Victory of Eagles

By Naomi Novik
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Isbn : 0345507088
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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From the New York Times bestselling author of A Deadly Education comes the fifth volume of the Temeraire series, as Will Laurence and Temeraire struggle to reunite and face the Napoleonic army on London's doorstep. “A story about friendship that transcends not only time and class, but species.”—NPR For Britain, conditions are grim: Napoleon’s resurgent forces have breached the Channel and successfully invaded English soil. Napoleon’s prime objective is the occupation of London. Unfortunately, the dragon Temeraire has been removed from military service—and his captain, Will Laurence, has been condemned to death for treason. Separated by their own government and threatened at every turn by Napoleon’s forces, Laurence and Temeraire must struggle to find each other amid the turmoil of war. If only they can be reunited, master and dragon might rally Britain’s scattered resistance forces and take the fight to the enemy as never before, for king and country—and for their own liberty.

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0547879938
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 654
  • File Pdf: fanatic.pdf

Book Summary:

The sport lover's ultimate road trip When Jim Gorant, a Sports Illustrated staffer and lifelong sports fan, discovered that he had never attended a single one of sports' most iconic events, he wondered, What kind of sports fan am I, anyway? And if he had to pick the top ten, what would those events be? The result was a growing obsession, first with determining the events that should make the list and then with actually attending all of them. A personal challenge quickly evolved into a yearlong journey into the heart of sports. From the Kentucky Derby to the Super Bowl, from a day game at Wrigley Field to a fortnight at Wimbledon, from the NCAA Final Four to the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field, Gorant takes us along for the ride, evoking the best (and sometimes the worst) sports has to offer. He enters the inner sanctum of NASCAR, watching the decidedly American pomp and circumstance perched atop an RV. He encounters a fire-eating Patriots fan at the Super Bowl. He sees Jack Nicklaus tee off at the azalea-lined Masters for the last time. He walks a fine line between the football rivals Ohio State and Michigan. And in the process he reveals why sports can so affect our lives. Part adventure, part pilgrimage, Fanatic captures these ten unforgettable sports events in all their color and commotion. The perfect gift for sports enthusiasts, Fanatic is the next best thing to front row seats, and every bit as fun.

Soaring Eagles

By Wes Folsom
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1098018370
  • Pages : 332
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 522
  • File Pdf: soaring-eagles.pdf

Book Summary:

A DAZZLING DEBUT IN YA SPORTS-FICTION What if a mountain-boy runner with failing vision wants to win a cross-country championship and his training partner is an American bald eagle? "Soaring Eagles is an inspiring tale of rising up when you have fallen-showing the power of forgiveness." - Jim Ryun, first high-schooler to break 4-minute mile, a world record holder, Olympic Medalist, and U.S. Congressman. Soaring Eagles reveals the trials and romance of seventeen-year-old Billy Cline, whose running family is persecuted for three generations in the Smoky mountain town of Rockside. As a boy, Billy rescues an eaglet in a tornado and is hailed a hero as the "Eagle Boy." For years "Victory" soars mysteriously over Billy who trains to restore his father's lost honor. Enter Jenny, a Scottish lass with a golden voice and iron will. Cross town rivalries for love and a cross-country championship force Billy to a special boys' home run by his Pa's old coach. A new team and a lightning strike changes everything! Sabotage! Arson! A shooting! Billy's rivals challenge his team to a dangerous and secret life-or-death match race along rugged cliffs. Can Billy's band of rejected brothers use teamwork and a hopped-up wheelchair with sidecar, the Eagle 7, to survive? Will Billy and his team embrace their coach's wise advice? "To soar like eagles...take off the weight of unforgiveness." A RACE FOR... the heart of his Love, the respect of his Team, the rights of the Physically Challenged! "SOARING EAGLES DELIVERS THE GOLD!" Vin Lananna, men's US Olympic Track & Field Coach -RIO

Ethics of Sport and Athletics

By Robert C. Schneider
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Isbn : 1975174704
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 949
  • File Pdf: ethics-of-sport-and-athletics.pdf

Book Summary:

Timely, accessible, and focused on practical application, Ethics of Sport & Athletics: Theory, Issues, and Applications, Second Edition, details the theories and mechanics of moral reasoning, ethical and unethical behavior in sport, and the development of moral education through sport. This well-organized, case-based approach to sport-related dilemmas teaches readers how to successfully apply moral reasoning skills in good decision making to ensure confidence in sports management. Extensively updated with real-world examples drawn from the latest sports headlines, this Second Edition is designed to help readers grapple with the many complicated ethical challenges they’ll encounter in today’s sports professions, including performance enhancement, violence in sports, and racial and gender discrimination. An expanded emphasis on applying knowledge and concepts in sport management further equips readers to confront specific scenarios, ultimately improving the overall moral integrity of sport without diminishing its competitive element.

Fall of Eagles

By Alex Revell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Isbn : 1844684326
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 391
  • File Pdf: fall-of-eagles.pdf

Book Summary:

The Great War of 1914–1918 saw the rapid development of the airplane as a weapon of war. Initially its role was seen as that of reconnaissance, an extension of the cavalry, but as the war stagnated into static trench warfare, with each side facing each other across No Mans Land, the use of artillery, both in shelling enemy positions and counter-shelling his artillery, also became of prime importance. With the early development of radio communication between ground and air, airplanes also undertook the task of spotting for the artillery, and it soon became apparent that these airplanes both the reconnaissance machines and those working for the artillery could not be allowed to work unmolested, and fast fighter airplanes—both single and two seat began to make their appearance over the Western Front. Technical development was rapid. The mostly unarmed reconnaissance airplanes, and the early fighters of 1915 and 1916, armed with a single machine gun, had given way to fighters carrying two guns, flying at altitudes of over 16,000 feet and at treble the speed of the predecessors of 1914. With these developments a new type of soldier had evolved: the fighter pilot. Capable of fighting in the air, in three dimensions and at great speed, individual pilots began to emerge whose singular talents and temperament brought them to the forefront of their respective air forces. They became the aces, pilots who had brought down five or more of the enemy. Despite their expertise, few of these aces survived the war. The last combats of some are known and well documented, others are obscure. Some of the pilots in these pages are well-known, others less so, but all shared the common experience of fighting in the air during the war of 1914–1918: the conflict which saw the airplane evolve from a relatively fragile, unarmed reconnaissance machine, to a deadly weapon that changed the face of war for ever.

Nothin But Net

By Matt Christopher
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 031609403X
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 221
  • File Pdf: nothin-but-net.pdf

Book Summary:

When thirteen-year-old Tim Daniels gets a chance to go to basketball camp, he is faced with trying to be accepted by the popular players and remaining true to his friend who has become the butt of practical jokes.

Football and American Identity

By Frank Hoffmann,Gerhard Falk,Martin J Manning
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135427143
  • Pages : 294
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 806
  • File Pdf: football-and-american-identity.pdf

Book Summary:

Learn the value of football to American society No sport reflects the American value system like football. Visitors to the United States need only watch a game or two to learn all they need to know about the American way of life and the beliefs, attitudes, and concerns of American society. Football and American Identity examines the social conditions and cultural implications found in the football subculture, represented by core values such as competition, conflict, diversity, power, economic success, fair play, liberty, and patriotism. This unique book goes beyond the standard fare on football strategy and history, or the biographies of famous players and coaches, to analyze the reasons why the game is the essence of the American spirit. Author Gerhard Falk, Professor of Sociology at the State University College of New York at Buffalo, examines football as a game, as a business, and as a reflection of the diversity in American life. Football and American Identity also addresses the relationship between football and the media, with much of the game’s income generated by advertising and endorsements, and examines the presence of crime in football culture. The book discusses the development of the game—and those involved in it—at the Pop Warner, college, and professional levels, examining the social origin of players, coaches, cheerleaders, and owners. In addition, Football and American Identity analyzes the game’s fans and their devotion to “their” teams, examines why Pennsylvania is considered the “mother” of American football, and looks at the National Football League and its commissioners. Football and American Identity examines: how individualism and achievement can lead to mythological status why a person’s occupation is the most important indicator of prestige in the United States what the consequences are of earning more in a year than most Americans make in a lifetime why equality is vital to the ethnic make-up of American football teams why teamwork is important-in football and in industry how freedom is essential for taking the risks necessary for success and much more! Football and American Identity is an inside look at football as an American cultural phenomenon. Devoted and casual fans of the game, as well as academics working in sociology, will find this unique book interesting, entertaining, and thought-provoking.

The Turkey and the Eagle

By Caleb S. Rossiter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Isbn : 0875867987
  • Pages : 326
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 589
  • File Pdf: the-turkey-and-the-eagle.pdf

Book Summary:

This book is about not just the effects but the making of U.S. foreign policy. It shows how advocates of basing U.S. relations on progress toward democracy struggle in Washington with advocates of support for repressive regimes in return for economic benefits such trade, investment, and mineral resources and military benefits such as access to their territory for U.S. armed and covert forces. By arguing that the outcome of this struggle is determined by the average citizen's position, the book makes readers participants rather than observers. By arguing that a "cultural pump" constantly promotes a vision of American domination as a positive force in the world, it encourages readers to analyze the day-to-day effect of this vision on their own perceptions. Intended for a general audience, the book features enough inside tales and colorful characters to intrigue the casual reader, but also provides the clear themes and historical context needed for a high school or college text on U.S. policy after World War II toward the colonized, and then post-colonial countries.

Black Baseball, 1858-1900

By James E. Brunson III
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476616582
  • Pages : 1394
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 888
  • File Pdf: black-baseball-1858-1900.pdf

Book Summary:

This is one of the most important baseball books to be published in a long time, taking a comprehensive look at black participation in the national pastime from 1858 through 1900. It provides team rosters and team histories, player biographies, a list of umpires and games they officiated and information on team managers and team secretaries. Well known organizations like the Washington's Mutuals, Philadelphia Pythians, Chicago Uniques, St. Louis Black Stockings, Cuban Giants and Chicago Unions are documented, as well as lesser known teams like the Wilmington Mutuals, Newton Black Stockings, San Francisco Enterprise, Dallas Black Stockings, Galveston Flyaways, Louisville Brotherhoods and Helena Pastimes. Player biographies trace their connections between teams across the country. Essays frame the biographies, discussing the social and cultural events that shaped black baseball. Waiters and barbers formed the earliest organized clubs and developed local, regional and national circuits. Some players belonged to both white and colored clubs, and some umpires officiated colored, white and interracial matches. High schools nurtured young players and transformed them into powerhouse teams, like Cincinnati's Vigilant Base Ball Club. A special essay covers visual representations of black baseball and the artists who created them, including colored artists of color who were also baseballists.

I've Already Met the Devil

By R.K. Price
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 0595622313
  • Pages : 540
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 824
  • File Pdf: i-ve-already-met-the-devil.pdf

Book Summary:

A horde of battle hardened Nazi panzers charge over the frozen landscape of Bastogne in a last, desperate act to fulfill Hitler's maniacal dream. Calmly waiting in his machine gun nest is the teenager from Colorado. His eyes are focused on the tree line, and his frostbitten fingers touch the trigger. Archangelo, known as Johnny, is about to meet the devil, and hes about to spit in his eye. Johnny, the last of Nick and Angelinas seven children, stands his ground that Christmas night as he has throughout his service in the elite corps of the 101st Airborne Division. He returns home a humble, reluctant hero searching not for acclaim, but for peace, to shed his nightmares of death, to find comfort with his family, and make his way with Carlo, the brother he adores. But the devil returns, defiant and dangerous as ever. Johnnys own kind, people of his Sicilian heritage, present the ultimatum: Join us in our corrupt, diabolical world, or you will be destroyed and everything you fought for in your first war will be lost. In this second war against his neighbors, does he defy the devil once again?

A Totem Pole History

By Pauline Hillaire
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Isbn : 0803249500
  • Pages : 344
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 150
  • File Pdf: a-totem-pole-history.pdf

Book Summary:

Joseph Hillaire (Lummi, 1894–1967) is recognized as one of the great Coast Salish artists, carvers, and tradition-bearers of the twentieth century. In A Totem Pole History, his daughter Pauline Hillaire, Scälla–Of the Killer Whale (b. 1929), who is herself a well-known cultural historian and conservator, tells the story of her father’s life and the traditional and contemporary Lummi narratives that influenced his work. A Totem Pole History contains seventy-six photographs, including Joe’s most significant totem poles, many of which Pauline watched him carve. She conveys with great insight the stories, teachings, and history expressed by her father’s totem poles. Eight contributors provide essays on Coast Salish art and carving, adding to the author’s portrayal of Joe’s philosophy of art in Salish life, particularly in the context of twentieth century intercultural relations. This engaging volume provides an historical record to encourage Native artists and brings the work of a respected Salish carver to the attention of a broader audience.

Scream of Eagles

By William W. Johnstone
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pinnacle Books
  • Isbn : 0786037547
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 375
  • File Pdf: scream-of-eagles.pdf

Book Summary:

In this western by the bestselling author of Talons of Eagles, a gunfighter and his sons dole out revenge on a bloodthirsty gang. Raised by the Shawnee, Jamie Ian MacCallister survived the bloodshed of the Alamo and the Civil War. With each victory, the MacCallister legend grew—as violent and unpredictable as the land that gave him life. Now the battle has gotten personal: the brutal murder of his wife at the hands of the wild Miles Nelson gang. Jamie’s journey of revenge will take him from Atlantic City’s bustling port of thieves, con men, and whores to the pristine and deadly landscape of the Colorado Rockies . . . and finally to a place called Little Big Horn. All he has at his side are his sons and an unquenchable thirst for justice—MacCallister style.

The 50 Greatest Players in New York Giants History

By Robert W. Cohen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1493035665
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 695
  • File Pdf: the-50-greatest-players-in-new-york-giants-history.pdf

Book Summary:

The New York Giants joined the National Football League back in 1925, and have since been one of the league’s flagship franchises. The Giants have appeared in nineteen NFL championship games—more than any other team—and have won eight league championships. Iconic figures such as Eli Manning, Phil Simms, Harry Carson, Michael Strahan, and Frank Gifford have all played for the Giants. Twenty-five players who spent at least one full season with the Giants have been inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame, and fifteen of those men spent the majority of their careers playing for the team. This book carefully measures the careers of those players who made the greatest impact on the team. The ranking was determined by such factors as the extent to which each player added to the Giants’ legacy, the degree to which he impacted the fortunes of his team, and the level of dominance he attained while wearing the Big Blue uniform. Features of The 50 Greatest Players in New York Giants Football History include: Each player’s notable achievements Recaps of the player’s most memorable performances Summaries of each player’s best season Quotes from former teammates and opposing players Football fans will find The 50 Greatest Players in New York Giants Football History a fascinating collection of bios, stats, recaps, quotes, and more. And with such iconic figures as Lawrence Taylor, Emlen Tunnell, Roosevelt Brown, and Mel Hein leading the list, this book is sure to inspire debate and controversy among true Giants supporters.

War Eagles

By Col. James Saxon Childers
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Isbn : 1787200876
  • Pages : 340
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 169
  • File Pdf: war-eagles.pdf

Book Summary:

Written by Colonel James Saxon Childers, who served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, this book, which was first published in 1943, provides an informal account of the American Eagle Squadron attached to Great Britain’s Royal Air Force. Contains over 100 illustrations, including maps.