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The Greatest Comeback: From Genocide To Football Glory

The Story of Béla Guttman

Author: David Bolchover

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1785902644

Category: History

Page: 304

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Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2017. Longlisted for the Coutts Football Writers Association Award 2018. Before Pep Guardiola and before José Mourinho, there was Béla Guttmann: the first superstar football coach, and the man who paved the way for the celebrated coaches of the modern age. More extraordinarily still, Guttmann was a Holocaust survivor. Having narrowly dodged death by hiding for months in an attic near Budapest as thousands of fellow Jews in the neighbourhood were dragged off to be murdered, Guttmann later escaped from a slave labour camp. He was one of the lucky ones. His father, sister and wider family perished at the hands of the Nazis. But by 1961, as coach of Benfica, he had lifted one of football’s greatest prizes: the European Cup a feat he repeated the following year. Rising from the death pits of Europe to become its champion in just over sixteen years, Guttmann performed the single greatest comeback in football history. This remarkable story spans two visions of twentieth-century Europe: a continent ruptured by barbarism and genocide, yet lit up by exhilarating encounters in magnificent cities, where great players would strive to win football s holy grail. With dark forces rising once again, the story of Béla Guttmann s life asks the question: which vision of Europe will triumph in our times?

The Greatest Comeback

How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority

Author: Patrick J. Buchanan

Publisher: Crown Forum

ISBN: 0553418645

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 7458

Patrick J. Buchanan, bestselling author and senior advisor to Richard Nixon, tells the definitive story of Nixon's resurrection from the political graveyard and his rise to the presidency. After suffering stinging defeats in the 1960 presidential election against John F. Kennedy, and in the 1962 California gubernatorial election, Nixon's career was declared dead by Washington press and politicians alike. Yet on January 20, 1969, just six years after he had said his political life was over, Nixon would stand taking the oath of office as 37th President of the United States. How did Richard Nixon resurrect a ruined career and reunite a shattered and fractured Republican Party to capture the White House? In The Greatest Comeback, Patrick J. Buchanan--who, beginning in January 1966, served as one of two staff members to Nixon, and would become a senior advisor in the White House after 1968--gives a firsthand account of those crucial years in which Nixon reversed his political fortunes during a decade marked by civil rights protests, social revolution, The Vietnam War, the assassinations of JFK, RFK, and Martin Luther King, urban riots, campus anarchy, and the rise of the New Left. Using over 1,000 of his own personal memos to Nixon, with Nixon’s scribbled replies back, Buchanan gives readers an insider’s view as Nixon gathers the warring factions of the Republican party--from the conservative base of Barry Goldwater to the liberal wing of Nelson Rockefeller and George Romney, to the New Right legions of an ascendant Ronald Reagan--into the victorious coalition that won him the White House. How Richard Nixon united the party behind him may offer insights into how the Republican Party today can bring together its warring factions. The Greatest Comeback is an intimate portrayal of the 37th President and a fascinating fly on-the-wall account of one of the most remarkable American political stories of the 20th century.

The Greatest Comeback

From Genocide to Football Glory - the Story of Béla Guttman

Author: David Bolchover

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785901393

Category:

Page: 320

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An extraordinary and compelling account of the life of holocaust survivor and football coach Bela Guttmann.

Baseball's Greatest Comeback

The Miracle Braves of 1914

Author: J. Brian Ross

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442236078

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Baseball’s Greatest Comeback recounts the story of the 1914 Boston Braves that experienced the greatest come-from-behind season ever witnessed in baseball history. A perennially woeful team, the Braves rose from the ashes of last place—fifteen games behind on July 4th—to battle in the World Series against the Philadelphia Athletics, one of the most dominant teams of all time. Baseball fans witnessed one of sport’s most spectacular comebacks, and Boston’s National League team earned a new designation: “The Miracle Braves.” Full of timeless images and memorable characters—including a fanatically superstitious manager, a cheerfully madcap star, and an obsessively driven, yet highly sensitive captain—this book will inform and entertain baseball fans and sports historians alike.

Greatest Comebacks in Sports

Author: Dustin Long

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1617839248

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 9128

Sports are unpredictable. They�re wacky. They can be totally off-the-wall! This title highlights some of the most memorable tales and traditions from sports history and is brought to life with exciting detail. Informative sidebars offer even more stories. You can also find a glossary, additional resources, and more! This title is a must-read for any sports fan. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Berlin 1936

Sechzehn Tage im August

Author: Oliver Hilmes

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641156866

Category: History

Page: 304

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Die Diktatur im Pausenmodus: Stadt und Spiele im Sommer 1936 Im Sommer 1936 steht Berlin ganz im Zeichen der Olympischen Spiele. Zehntausende strömen in die deutsche Hauptstadt, die die Nationalsozialisten in diesen sechzehn Tagen als weltoffene Metropole präsentieren wollen. Oliver Hilmes folgt prominenten und völlig unbekannten Personen, Deutschen und ausländischen Gästen durch die fiebrig-flirrende Zeit der Sommerspiele und verknüpft die Ereignisse dieser Tage kunstvoll zum Panorama einer Diktatur im Pausenmodus. Die »Juden verboten«-Schilder sind plötzlich verschwunden, statt des »Horst-Wessel-Lieds« klingen Swing-Töne durch die Straßen. Berlin scheint für kurze Zeit eine ganz normale europäische Großstadt zu sein, doch im Hintergrund arbeitet das NS-Regime weiter daran, die Unterdrückung zu perfektionieren und das Land in den Krieg zu treiben. In »Berlin 1936« erzählt Oliver Hilmes präzise, atmosphärisch dicht und mitreißend von Sportlern und Künstlern, Diplomaten und NS-Größen, Transvestiten und Prostituierten, Restaurantbesitzern und Nachtschwärmern, Berlinern und Touristen. Es sind Geschichten, die faszinieren und verstören, überraschen und bewegen. Es sind die Geschichten von Opfern und Tätern, Mitläufern und Zuschauern. Es ist die Geschichte eines einzigartigen Sommers.

The Greatest Comeback Ever

A Fan's Daily Diary of the 1978 New York Yankees Championship Season

Author: Paul Keck

Publisher: Booksurge Publishing

ISBN: 9781439200742

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 202

View: 2439

In 1978, 16 year old Paul Keck decided to write a diary about his favorite baseball team: the New York Yankees. By divine providence the author captured the greatest comeback season in MLB history.

Playing to Wiin

Nintendo and the Video Game Industry's Greatest Comeback

Author: Daniel Sloan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470826932

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4263

How Nintendo reclaimed its spot at the top of one of the world's most competitive industries Nintendo was once the dominant force in home video gaming--until Sony and Microsoft pummeled them with powerful new consoles. As those two giants battled each other for market share, Nintendo looked dead and buried. Then, true to its secretive, low-profile approach, Nintendo roared back into the market with its revolutionary Wii console and portable Nintendo DS system. Taking a completely different approach to gaming while embracing its creative roots, the company was back at the top of its game. But how did a struggling Japanese family company, with its origins in nineteenth-century playing cards, come to dominate a competitive, high-tech industry? Playing to Wiin details the key succession issue for Nintendo, the development of the DS and Wii consoles, and the creation of remarkable new gaming software. All these factors combined to drive Nintendo back to the top of the gaming world. Reveals the business strategy that led Nintendo back to the top of the gaming industry amidst fierce competition from bigger rivals An inspirational story of a stunning business turnaround and the hyper-creative minds behind it Written by an acclaimed financial and business journalist based in Tokyo Offering a fascinating inside look at a market-leading company once left for dead, Playing to Wiin is a must-read for executives and leaders interested in one of the greatest business turnarounds in history.

Pro Hockey's All-Time Greatest Comebacks

Author: Sean McCollum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1543568645

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9977

From an incredible playoff run to a gutsy comeback to win a Stanley Cup title, few things are more exciting in pro hockey than seeing an underdog overcome the odds to win it all. Hockey history is filled with fantastic stories of teams that fought back from the brink to win a championship and players who fight their way back from personal struggles to return to the game they love. Filled with incredible stories and action-packed images, readers will find themselves cheering on their favorite underdog teams and players to victory. The Capstone Interactive edition comes with simultaneous access for every student in your school and includes read aloud audio recorded by professional voice over artists.

Be Your Best

The Inside Story of the Greatest Comeback in Australian Sport

Author: Geoff Huegill

Publisher: Ebury Australia

ISBN: 9781742751658

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 214

View: 6628

This is the inside story of the greatest comeback in Australian sporting history - and what it can mean for you. In his own words Geoff Huegill tells the story of his life, from world champion and world record holder, to the depths of despair and depression during his retirement.

Return of the King

LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Greatest Comeback in NBA History

Author: Brian Windhorst,Dave McMenamin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1538759683

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Now a New York Times bestseller! The inside story of LeBron James's return and ultimate triumph in Cleveland. What really happened when LeBron James stunned the NBA by leaving a potential dynasty in Miami to come home to play with the Cleveland Cavaliers? How did the Cavs use secret meetings to put together the deal to add star Kevin Love? Who really made the controversial decision to fire coach David Blatt when the team was in first place? Where did the greatest comeback in NBA history truly begin-and end? RETURN OF THE KING takes you onto the private planes, inside the locker-room conversations, and into the middle of the intense huddles where one of the greatest stories in basketball history took place, resulting in the Cavs winning the 2016 NBA title after trailing the Golden State Warriors three games to one. You'll hear from all the characters involved: the players, the executives, the agents, and the owners as they reveal stories never before told. Get the background on all the controversies, the rivalries, and the bad blood from two reporters who were there for every day, plot twist, and social media snafu as they take you through the fascinating ride that culminated in a heart-stopping Game Seven.

Churchill, Hitler und der unnötige Krieg

wie Großbritannien sein Empire und der Westen die Welt verspielte

Author: Patrick J. Buchanan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783932381508

Category: Weltkrieg 1939-1945 - Vorgeschichte

Page: 350

View: 7180

1978 Yankees Journal

A Young Fan's Journal of the Greatest Comeback Season Ever

Author: Doriano Carta

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781732896819

Category:

Page: N.A

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A teen fan of the New York Yankees kept a daily journal of every game for the miracle comeback season of 1978.

Ali

Ein Leben

Author: Jonathan Eig

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641172179

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

View: 2711

Das schillernde Leben der Boxlegende ganz neu erzählt Muhammad Ali – drei Mal unumstrittener Boxweltmeister – ist eine der schillerndsten Figuren des 20. Jahrhunderts, seine Geschichte verknüpft mit den großen politischen und kulturellen Konflikten seiner Zeit. Für viele ist er ein Symbol für den Kampf für Freiheit und gegen Unterdrückung. Dem Menschen hinter dieser Heldensaga sind wir jedoch nie nahe gekommen. Der Bestsellerautor und Sportlerbiograph Jonathan Eig erzählt dieses außergewöhnliche Leben auf der Basis bisher unbekannter Quellen noch einmal neu. Der »echte Ali« war Pazifist und Boxer, Muslim und treuloser Ehemann, ein Schwarzer, der zum Symbol für den Kampf gegen Rassismus aufstieg, aber seinesgleichen demütigte – ein Leben voller Brüche und Widersprüche. Mit Bildteil

Monster of the Midway

Bronko Nagurski, the 1943 Chicago Bears, and the Greatest Comeback Ever

Author: Jim Dent

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466853107

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Jim Dent's Monster of the Midway is the story of football's fiercest competitor, the legendary Bronko Nagurski. From his discovery in the middle of a Minnesota field to his 1943 comeback season at Wrigley, from the University of Minnesota to the Hall of Fame, Bronko Nagurksi's life is a story of grit, hard work, passion, and, above all, an unstoppable drive to win. Monster of the Midway recounts Nagurski's unparalleled triumphs during the 1930s and '40s, when the Chicago Bears were the kings of professional football. From 1930, the Bronk's first year, through 1943, his last, the Bears won five NFL titles and played in four other NFL Championship Games. Focusing on Nagurski's 1943 comeback season, and how he miraculously led the Bears to their fourth NFL championship against the backdrop of World War II era Chicago, Jim Dent uncovers the riveting drama of Nagurski's playing days. His efforts were the stuff of legend, and his success in 1943 accomplished in spite of a battered frame, worn-out knees, multiple cracked ribs, and a broken bone in his lower back. While chronicling the drama of the '43 championship chase, Dent also tells of both the Bears' colorful early years and Bronko's improbable rise to fame from the backwoods of northern Minnesota. Woven into the narrative are the sights and smells and sounds of one of the most romantic, flavorful eras of the twentieth century. And laced through it all are stories of legend: Bronko rubbing shoulders with colorful characters like George Halas, Red Grange, Sid Luckman, and Sammy Baugh; Bronko running into (and breaking) the brick wall at Wrigley Field; Bronko winning All-American spots for two positions; Bronko knocking scores of opponents unconscious; and Bronko reaching the heights of football glory and, with rare grace, turning his back on the game after winning his last championship. Rich in unforgettable stories and scenes, this is Jim Dent's account of Bronko Nagurski-arguably the greatest football player who ever lived-and his teammates, the roughest, toughest, rowdiest group of players ever to don leather helmets, and the original Monsters of the Midway.

The Battling Bucs of 1925

How the Pittsburgh Pirates Pulled Off the Greatest Comeback in World Series History

Author: Ronald T. Waldo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786487895

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 293

View: 1010

After coming close to winning the pennant on more than one occasion during the early 1920s, the Pittsburgh Pirates finally shed the stigma of being underachievers and claimed the National League flag in 1925, ending the New York Giants' four-year reign at the top of the league. Manager Bill McKechnie’s brigade of young guns moved on to oppose the defending world champion Washington Senators in the World Series. After falling behind three games to one, Pittsburgh pulled off the greatest comeback in World Series history when they rallied to win in a thrilling seventh game. This detailed history recounts the entire 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates season, paying special attention to the team’s construction and the World Series. Appendices provide complete statistics for the 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates, box scores for all seven games of that year’s World Series, and World Series statistics for both teams.

The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: Cleveland Indians

Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Cleveland Indians History

Author: Mary Schmitt Boyer

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1617491373

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 3882

In entertaining—and unsparing—fashion, this book sparkles with Indians highlights, lowlights, wonderful and wacky memories, legends and goats, the famous and the infamous. You'll relive the impressive playoff run in 2007 but also the horrendous moments, such as the Indians 23-2 loss to the Twins in 2003. There was the opening of Jacobs Field in 1994, but also the black eye that was 10¢ beer night in 1974.The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: Cleveland Indiansincludes the best and worst Indians teams and players of all time, the most clutch performances and performers, the biggest choke jobs and chokers, great comebacks and blown leads, plus overrated and underrated Indians players and coaches. There are Indians you loved for all the right reasons, and those you couldn't stand, sublime and embarrassing records, and trades, both savvy and savagely bad. Brawls and fights. Rivalries. Compelling photos. And much more.

Theodora's Baby

Author: Penny Culliford

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310864313

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4636

“I’m not sure I’m cut out for parenthood. It’s not in my plan. All right, I haven’t actually got a plan, but if I had one, this wouldn’t be in it. I don’t even likebabies—nasty, small, noisy, smelly things that take over your life. But this is a different baby. This is not just a baby; this is our baby ...”Newlywed Theodora discovers a slight oversight she and Kevin made on their honeymoon. Now she’s gained an important new subject for her famous diary—but at such a cost!“Tom opened the oven door and got out the most enormous chocolate pudding and placed it on the table in front of me. ‘Especially for you, dear sister,’ saidAriadne. I swallowed hard a few times then took off for the bathroom. Ariadne looked at Tom and said, ‘I told you so.’” What? Theodora sick (literally) of chocolate? How will she survive without her favorite food group? Answer: with typical irrepressible humour that finds much to laugh at about marital bliss, faith, friendships, and the foibles of pregnancy. But will she be reunited with her lost love? Never fear—Theodora and chocolate can’t be separated forever.

Trials to Triumph

Author: Arthur Johnson

Publisher: Lucid Books

ISBN: 1935909185

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 140

View: 5352

Trials to Triumph is the autobiography of Arthur "Flash" Johnson. Journey with him through his physical and spiritual bouts, as he grows from poverty in East Saint Louis to prominence in the Olympic boxing ring. Sit with him as fights Leukemia in the quietness of the hospital room long after the crowds are gone, and be inspired by his faith in God, which brought him from Trials to Triumph time and time again.

World's Greatest Comebacks

Author: Robert A Schuller

Publisher: Orient Paperbacks

ISBN: 9788122201000

Category: Success

Page: 184

View: 3631

The World's Greatest Comebacks will give you right steps to begin, and achieve, your comeback. First, you will prepare by focusing on your individual situation and mapping out a strategy for success. Next, you will repair your attitude by learning to eliminate fear, guilt and negative feelings that may stand in your way. And finally, you will set a course to care by acquiring the attributes necessary for a successful comeback. En route to your comeback, you will be boosted by true stories from the world of business, academics, medicine, performing arts, sports, and entertainment. You will read about everyday heroes who saw their problems as opportunities and celebrated their situations! The author, Robert A. Schuller also relates how he overcame many obstacles in his own life. Choose to recognize your setback as a springboard to your comeback by applying this timeless formula for a positive beginning!

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