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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: N.A

ISBN: 0553418653

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

View: 6797

The former Nixon advisor and best-selling author of Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War" traces the unanticipated political rise of the 37th President just six years after his gubernatorial loss, sharing insights into how he resurrected his career and reunited a divided Republican Party. Simultaneous.

Return of the King

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

Author: Brian Windhorst,Dave McMenamin

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1538759683

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 7061

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.

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

View: 7727

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.

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.

The Champion's Comeback

How Great Athletes Recover, Reflect, and Reignite

Author: Jim Afremow, PhD

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1623366801

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 8048

Your ultimate guide to overcoming losses and injuries and achieving greatness—on and off the field. Leading sports psychologist Jim Afremow, author of The Champion’s Mind, knows what makes good athletes great, especially when they come back to win after facing devastating injuries, tough obstacles, or seemingly insurmountable odds. Making a comeback isn’t just about raw talent or athletic ability—it’s the mental game that counts most. In the new paperback edition of The Champion’s Comeback, he offers winning strategies for athletes of any age or skill level to get mentally psyched for competition, quickly rebound after a loss, and overcome injuries (and the fear of re-injury). Afremow explores the psychology of commitment and shows you how to develop the core confidence of repeat champions. Featuring unique tips and advice, including guided imagery scripts, easy-to-follow mental training exercises, and motivating stories of famous “comeback” athletes, The Champion’s Comeback is the ultimate athlete’s handbook, encouraging you to not only stay in the game but also achieve greatness, no matter what.

The Greatest Coach of All Time

& His Game Changing Playbook for Your Comeback

Author: Darren Taylor

Publisher: Bookbaby

ISBN: 9781543921083

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 5495

YOUR COMEBACK IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK! You may have heard life referred to as a game. And in any game, you're either winning or losing. But its never too late for your come from behind victory. I believe that you're reading these words for a reason. So get your hope back and start dreaming again. Because victory is now within your reach. Behind every star player is a great coach. Every great coach has a brilliant game plan and a written playbook. When the right plays are called, and the game plan is well executed, victory and championships are guaranteed. Are you ready to learn how, "The Greatest Coach Of All Time," can coach you to one of the most amazing personal comebacks in history? If so, it's time to get back on the field, and play the second half like the 2-minute warning! Lay it all on the line. Cuz it ain't ever over at halftime!

The Comeback

It's Not Too Late and You're Never Too Far

Author: Louie Giglio

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718042212

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 3779

Have you ever longed for a comeback? We all know what it feels like to have life disappoint us and not work out as we’d hoped. We all know what it’s like to long for something different, something better, something more. The Comeback celebrates new beginnings. It offers encouragement and perspective, and it’s for you if you feel frustrated or confused, if you’re sorrowing or in pain, if you’ve made mistakes or are grieving, if you’re disappointed or feel as though life doesn’t make sense. The good news is that God is in the business of giving fresh starts to people. He gives hope to the hopeless. Direction to the directionless. Help to those who need help. God is always good, all the time, and God’s plans will always prevail, even when our plans don’t. God already knows what the solutions are. No matter what kind of disappointment or grief or pain or trouble or heartache you encounter, God always offers a new beginning, a change of heart, or a powerful spiritual turnaround. God offers the way forward, and his pathways are always good. Your current circumstances will not get the final say in your life. God is the God of the comeback, no matter what kind of challenge you’re facing. And your story can become a great comeback story too.

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: 2326

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.

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.

When Nothing Else Matters

Michael Jordan's Last Comeback

Author: Michael Leahy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471108597

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 8417

As one of the greatest, most celebrated athletes in history, Michael Jordan conquered professional basketball as no one before. Powered by a potent mix of charisma, near superhuman abilities and a ferocious drive to dominate the game, he achieved every award and accolade conceivable before retiring from the Chicago Bulls and taking an executive post with the Washington Wizards. But retirement didn't suit the man who was once king, and at the advanced age of thirty-eight Michael Jordan decided it was time to reclaim the court that was once his. WHEN NOTHING ELSE MATTERS is the definitive account of Jordan's equally spectacular and disastrous return to basketball. Having closely followed Jordan's final two seasons, Michael Leahy draws a fascinating portrait of an intensely complex man hampered by injuries and assaulted by younger players eager to usurp his throne. In this enthralling book Jordan emerges as an ambitious, at times deeply unattractive character with, unsurprisingly, a monstrous ego. WHEN NOTHING ELSE MATTERS is an absorbing portrait not only of one athlete's overriding ambition, but also of a society so in thrall to its sports stars that it is blind to all their faults.

World's Greatest Comebacks

Author: Robert A Schuller

Publisher: Orient Paperbacks

ISBN: 9788122201000

Category: Success

Page: 184

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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!

Your Comeback

Your Past Doesn't Have to Determine Your Future

Author: Tony Evans

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736960651

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 6549

God can turn things around for anyone—including you! We've all experienced a time in life when it feels like the world is against us. Whether it's a financial setback, a breakup, or career that's gone off course, our first instinct is to give up and give in. In that moment, you need a comeback. It can be hard to find solid ground in the most challenging of times—but take heart! God is the master of comebacks and orchestrated the greatest turnaround of all—through Jesus, the Savior who was crucified and came back from the grave. Inside Your Comeback, you will find inspiration to turn your circumstances around as you learn about some of the most remarkable comeback stories of all time. You may have been knocked down, but you're not knocked out!

The Greatest Game Ever Played

A Football Story

Author: Phil Bildner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 039924171X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 6108

When their beloved baseball team, the New York Giants, moves to California, Sam and Pop switch their loyalties to the other New York Giants and attend their championship game with the Baltimore Colts. Includes historical note.

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: 7434

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.

Comeback

Overcoming the Setbacks in Your Life

Author: Rick McDaniel

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449741266

Category: Religion

Page: 124

View: 6087

On the field of life, we all experience setbacks bad decisions, job loss, divorce, health problems. Even countries around the world have experienced an economic setback due to the recession. Though we all experience setbacks, no one wants to take a step back. The good news is that a comeback is possible for anyone. Rick McDaniel will show you causes for your setbacks and lessons you can learn from them. He will help you to get ready for your comeback and guide you to the components and steps needed to make it happen. Along the way, he will share many inspiring stories of comebacks. Too many people allow their setback to be a step back. McDaniel will teach you setbacks do not control your life. If you have experienced a setback and are ready for your comeback, then this is for you.

Greater than Ever

New York's Big Comeback

Author: Daniel Doctoroff

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610396081

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 4683

Deputy Mayor Daniel L. Doctoroff led New York's dramatic and unexpected economic resurgence after the September 11 terrorist attacks. With Mayor Michael Bloomberg, he developed a remarkably ambitious five-borough economic development plan to not only recover from the attacks but to completely transform New York's economy: New neighborhoods were created. Hundreds of thousands of jobs were generated. The largest municipal affordable housing plan in American history was completed. Ground Zero was rebuilt. And New York adopted a pathbreaking sustainability plan. None of this was straightforward. New York has some of the most entrenched financial and political interests anywhere, and it has a population that is quick to let its public officials know exactly what is on its mind. Doctoroff's plans for a New York Olympic Games and a stadium on the West Side crashed and burned, but phoenix-like he engineered the transformation of the city anyway. Greater than Ever is a bracing adventure--when can-do attitude dove headlong into New York's unique realpolitik of "fuggedaboutit"--during which the city was changed for the better.

Level Headed

Inside the Walls of One of the Greatest Turnaround Stories of the 21st Century

Author: J. Doug Pruitt,Richard Condit

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1627871098

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 9948

Level Headed takes you behind the scenes of one of the greatest business turnaround stories of the twenty-first century. Your narrators are Doug Pruitt, chairman and chief executive officer of Sundt, and Richard Condit, senior vice president and chief administrative officer. Both men led Sundt from the front lines during its darkest times, triumphing over extraordinary challenges by implementing solid business fundamentals. For the first time ever, in these pages, Pruitt and Condit reveal the real life story of how one of the most profitable companies in American business fell so fast, and then rose back up from the ashes more successful than ever. What can other businesses, especially in these troubled economic times, learn from the story of Sundt and its remarkable turnaround? In a word: Everything!

The Comeback

How Aboriginals Are Reclaiming Power And Influence

Author: John Ralston Saul

Publisher: Penguin Canada

ISBN: 0143193155

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 316

Once again, John Ralston Saul presents the story of Canada’s past so that we may better understand its present – and imagine a better future. Historic moments are always uncomfortable, Saul writes in this impassioned argument, calling on all of us to embrace and support the comeback of Aboriginal peoples. This, he says, is the great issue of our time – the most important missing piece in the building of Canada. The events that began late in 2012 with the Idle No More movement were not just a rough patch in Aboriginal relations with the rest of Canada. What is happening today between Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals is not about guilt or sympathy or failure or romanticization of the past. It is about citizens’ rights. It is about rebuilding relationships that were central to the creation of Canada. These relationships are just as important to its continued existence. The centrality of Aboriginal issues and peoples has the potential to open up a more creative way of imagining ourselves and a more honest narrative for Canada. Wide in scope but piercing in detail, The Comeback presents a powerful portrait of modern Aboriginal life in Canada, in contrast with the perceived failings so often portrayed in politics and in media. Saul illustrates his arguments by compiling a remarkable selection of letters, speeches and writings by Aboriginal leaders and thinkers, showcasing the extraordinarily rich, moving and stable indigenous point of view across the centuries.

Quiet Genius

Bob Paisley, British football’s greatest manager SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017

Author: Ian Herbert

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147293735X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 3174

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 The full story of the man who brought unprecedented – and since unmatched – success to Liverpool FC Bob Paisley was the quiet man in the flat cap who swept all domestic and European opposition aside and produced arguably the greatest club team that Britain has ever known. The man whose Liverpool team won trophies at a rate-per-season that dwarfs Sir Alex Ferguson's achievements at Manchester United and who remains the only Briton to lead a team to three European Cups. From Wembley to Rome, Manchester to Madrid, Paisley's team was the one no one could touch. Working in a city which was on its knees, in deep post-industrial decline, still tainted by the 1981 Toxteth riots and in a state of open warfare with Margaret Thatcher, he delivered a golden era – never re-attained since – which made the city of Liverpool synonymous with success and won them supporters the world over. Yet, thirty years since Paisley died, the life and times of this shrewd, intelligent, visionary, modest football man have still never been fully explored and explained. Based on in-depth interviews with Paisley's family and many of the players whom he led to an extraordinary haul of honours between 1974 and 1983, Quiet Genius is the first biography to examine in depth the secrets of Paisley's success. It inspects his man-management strategies, his extraordinary eye for a good player, his uncanny ability to diagnose injuries in his own players and the opposition, and the wicked sense of humour which endeared him to so many. It explores the North-East mining community roots which he cherished, and considers his visionary outlook on the way the game would develop. Quiet Genius is the story of how one modest man accomplished more than any other football manager, found his attributes largely unrecorded and undervalued and, in keeping with the gentler ways of his generation, did not seem to mind. It reveals an individual who seemed out of keeping with the brash, celebrity sport football was becoming, and who succeeded on his own terms. Three decades on from his death, it is a football story that demands to be told.

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