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Foul Play

The Dark Arts of Cheating in Sport

Author: Mike Rowbottom

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408155796

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Foul Play looks at cheating in sport in all its guises: from doping to match-fixing, from tampering with equipment to mind games. Where to draw the line between gamesmanship and outright cheating? Foul Play investigates the lengths some people will go to just to win.

Sport Politics

An Introduction

Author: Jonathan Grix

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137562838

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

View: 8693

A comprehensive and lively introduction to the politics of sport. Introducing the key areas of the subject, it examines how governments around the world have increasingly invested in, promoted and used sport as part of their political agenda.

Sport

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Mike Cronin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199688346

Category: History

Page: 144

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Sport is big business; international in nature and the focus of much media and cultural attention. In this Very Short Introduction, Mike Cronin charts the history of sport, from its traditional origins in folk football and cock fighting to its position as a global phenomenon today. Looking at a variety of sports from team games such as rugby, cricket, and football to games for individuals such as golf, tennis, and skiing, he considers how these first emerged and captivated the interest of ordinary people, and how sport has been transformed within our daily lives. Exploring the relationship between sport and class, gender, commerce, identity, and ethics, Cronin considers some of the central issues in sport today, including the high pay of professional footballers and the glamour of women in sports, as well as fair play standards. Charting sport through the ages and around the world, this is a short guide to the history, development, and place of sport in contemporary global society. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Game of Shadows

Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports

Author: Adena Halpern,Mark Fainaru-Wada,Lance Williams

Publisher: Gotham

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 245

View: 9728

The story of a Philadelphia journalist's life, told through the outfits she most loved, describes how she related fashion to her inner life and used clothes to conform, seduce, or hide her way through school, a series of relationships, and her career. 50,000 first printing.

Personal Foul

A First-Person Account of the Scandal that Rocked the NBA

Author: Tim Donaghy

Publisher: Clerisy Press

ISBN: 0615379095

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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The media has often speculated and sports fans have debated, but until now no one has known the real story. Personal Foul takes an in-depth look at former NBA referee Tim Donaghy and the betting scandal that rocked professional basketball. This is the decisive book that reveals exactly what was done and how it all happened. Which games were affected and how? Did referees target particular players or teams? Just how much did the NBA know and when? How did the mafia get involved? The book answers all of these questions and more. Thrilling and poignant, Personal Foul takes readers on the journey of one man wrestling his own demons and shines a light on a culture of gambling and "directive" officiating in the NBA that promises to change the way sports fans view the game forever. The book also includes a foreword by Phil Scala, the FBI Special Agent who worked the Gambino case.

The Fix is in

The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR

Author: Brian Tuohy

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 1932595813

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 319

View: 8791

Discusses the manipulation and corruption within professional sports due to its deep connection with mass media, and includes information on sports gambling, doping, and fixing games to provide optimal media ratings.

The Tempest

Author: William Shakespeare,David Lindley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107021529

Category: Drama

Page: 282

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The Tempest is one of the most suggestive, yet most elusive of all Shakespeare's plays, and has provoked a wide range of critical interpretations. It is a magical romance, yet deeply and problematically embedded in seventeenth-century debates about authority and power. In this updated edition, David Lindley has thoroughly revised the introduction and reading list to take account of the latest directions in criticism and performance. Including a new section on casting in recent productions, Lindley's introduction explores the complex questions this raises about colonisation, racial and gender stereotypes, and the nature of the theatrical experience. Careful attention is also given to the play's dramatic form, stagecraft, and use of music and spectacle, to demonstrate its uniquely experimental nature.

Soccer in Sun and Shadow

Author: Eduardo Galeano

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859844236

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 244

View: 7674

Cover note: Revisd edition including commentary on the 2002 World Cup.

Kasher in the Rye

The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16

Author: Moshe Kasher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781455504961

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 158

View: 1838

A rising comedian describes with humor the absurdity of his troubled youth in Oakland, California, where his mother walked him on a leash until he chewed through it and ran away and started taking drugs at age twelve.

了不起的蓋茨比(雙語版)

Author: 弗·斯格特·菲茨杰拉德 著

Publisher: 崧博出版事業有限公司

ISBN: 9864928481

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1462

蓋茨比為了久久地抱著的一個夢而付出了很高的代價。他死後,尼克發覺是湯姆暗中挑撥威爾遜去殺死蓋茨比。他感到東部鬼影幢幢,世態炎涼,便決定回中西部老家去。這是一個簡單的故事,卻有著極悲涼的人生況味。

The Odyssey of Homer

Author: Homer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Greek poetry

Page: N.A

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Dadland

Author: Keggie Carew

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802190383

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 8309

Keggie Carew grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father who lived on his wits and dazzling charm. For most of her adult life, Keggie was kept at arm's length from her father's personal history, but when she is invited to join him for the sixtieth anniversary of the Jedburghs—an elite special operations unit that was the first collaboration between the American and British Secret Services during World War II—a new door opens in their relationship. As dementia stakes a claim over his memory, Keggie embarks on a quest to unravel her father's story, and soon finds herself in a far more consuming place than she had bargained for. Tom Carew was a maverick, a left-handed stutterer, a law unto himself. As a Jedburgh he was parachuted behind enemy lines to raise guerrilla resistance first against the Germans in France, then against the Japanese in Southeast Asia, where he won the moniker "Lawrence of Burma." But his wartime exploits are only the beginning. Part family memoir, part energetic military history, Dadland takes us on a spellbinding journey, in peace and war, into surprising and shady corners of twentieth-century politics, her rackety English childhood, the poignant breakdown of her family, the corridors of dementia and beyond. As Keggie pieces her father—and herself—back together again, she celebrates the technicolor life of an impossible, irresistible, unstoppable man.

Citizen

An American Lyric

Author: Claudia Rankine

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141981784

Category: Poetry

Page: 192

View: 9788

WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR POETRY WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR POETRY In this moving, critical and fiercely intelligent collection of prose poems, Claudia Rankine examines the experience of race and racism in Western society through sharp vignettes of everyday discrimination and prejudice, and longer meditations on the violence - whether linguistic or physical - which has impacted the lives of Serena Williams, Zinedine Zidane, Mark Duggan and others. Awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry in America after becoming the first book in the prize's history to be a finalist in both the poetry and criticism categories, Citizen weaves essays, images and poetry together to form a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in an ostensibly "post-race" society.

Wallace's Monthly

An Illustrated Magazine Devoted to Domesticated Animal Nature

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Horse-racing

Page: N.A

View: 8019

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Signal

ISBN: 9780771038518

Category:

Page: 464

View: 770

Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.

Fair Play in Sport

A Moral Norm System

Author: Sigmund Loland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135801304

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 6404

Fair Play in Sport presents a critical re-working of the classic ideal of fair play and explores its practical consequences for competitive sport. By linking general moral principles and practical cases, the book develops a contemporary theory of fair play. The book examines many of the key issues in the ethics of sport, including: * fairness and justice in sport * moral and immoral interpretation of 'athletic performance' * what makes a 'good competition' * the key values of competitive sport. The notion of fair play is integral to sport as we know and experience it, and is commonly seen as a necessary ethos if competitive sport is to survive and flourish. Fair Play in Sport provides an invaluable guide to the subject for all those with an interest in ethics and the philosophy of sport.

The Comedy of Errors

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486112233

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 9295

Two sets of identical twins provide the basis for ongoing incidents of mistaken identity, within a lively plot of quarrels, arrests, and a grand courtroom denouement. One of Shakespeare's earliest comedic efforts.

Trump: The Art of the Deal

Author: Donald Trump

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473539900

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 5302

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'I like thinking big. I always have. To me it's very simple: If you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.' – Donald J. Trump Here is Trump in action – how he runs his business and how he runs his life – as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and changes the face of the New York City skyline. But even a maverick plays by the rules, and Trump has formulated eleven guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest deals; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talks – really talks – about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur and an unprecedented education in the practice of deal-making. It's the most streetwise business book there is – and the ultimate read for anyone interested in making money and achieving success, and knowing the man behind the spotlight.

Nothing But the Truth

A Documentary Novel

Author: Avi

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545174155

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 177

View: 4018

Ninth-grader Philip Malloy's suspension for humming "The Star-Spangled Banner" during homeroom becomes a national news story.

A Christmas Carol : Om Illustrated Classics

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Om Books International

ISBN: 9385031449

Category:

Page: 240

View: 8215

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a timeless classic that tells us the story of a miserly, hateful man called Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey towards the path of redemption. The story revolves around Scrooge’s hatred for Christmas and those who are not as fortunate as him. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by three spirits who take him on a journey through time and help him realise the kind of person he has become over time, and the impact of his actions on those around him. A Christmas Carol brings out the spirit of Christmas through a story of self-realisation, making readers believe that there truly is such a thing as a Christmas miracle.

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