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Greatest Comeback

From Genocide to Football Glory - The Story of Bela Guttman

Author: David Bolchover

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785903717

Category:

Page: 304

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

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: 4142

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.

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: 9781478971672

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

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The New York Times bestselling, behind-the-scenes look at the 2016 NBA Championship, now in paperback! 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.

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

View: 3890

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?

Baseball's Greatest Comeback

The Miracle Braves of 1914

Author: J. Brian Ross

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781442236066

Category: History

Page: 217

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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.

Comeback 2.0

Up Close and Personal

Author: Lance Armstrong

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439173141

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 7029

A champion cyclist and cancer-survivor offers a first-person photo-journal of his 2009 comeback season, during which he helped promote a global cancer-awareness campaign, in a book with behind-the-scenes photos and stunning four-color shots of racing action.

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.

When Nothing Else Matters

Michael Jordan's Last Comeback

Author: Michael Leahy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471108597

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 1411

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.

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

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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.

The Greatest Coach of All Time

& His Game Changing Playbook for Your Comeback

Author: Darren Taylor

Publisher: Bookbaby

ISBN: 9781543921083

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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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!

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

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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!

Playing to Wiin

Nintendo and the Video Game IndustryÂs Greatest Comeback

Author: Daniel Sloan

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 0470828919

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3369

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

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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.

Engines of Change

A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars

Author: Paul Ingrassia

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451640641

Category: History

Page: 395

View: 1026

Chronicles the history reflected by fifteen iconic car models to discuss how automobiles reflect key cultural shifts as well as developments in such areas as manufacturing, women's rights, and environmental awareness.

Nixon's White House Wars

The Battles that Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever

Author: Patrick J. Buchanan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1101902841

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 436

View: 3939

"Pat Buchanan, bestselling author and former senior adviser to President Richard Nixon in the White House, for the first time describes his years advising the president throughout the two terms of his administration, up until he resigned office in August 1974 in the wake of Watergate"--

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: 9195

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.

Cinderella Man

James J. Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History

Author: Jeremy Schaap

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547525834

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 6578

New York Times Bestseller: This true Depression-era story of a down-and-out fighter’s dramatic comeback is “a delight” (David Halberstam). James J. Braddock was a once promising light heavyweight. But a string of losses in the ring and a broken right hand happened to coincide with the Great Crash of 1929—and Braddock was forced to labor on the docks of Hoboken. Only his manager, Joe Gould, still believed in him. Gould looked out for the burly, quiet Irishman, finding matches for Braddock to help him feed his wife and children. Together, they were about to stage the greatest comeback in fighting history. Within twelve months, Braddock went from being on the relief rolls to facing heavyweight champion Max Baer, renowned for having allegedly killed two men in the ring. A brash Jewish boxer from the West Coast, Baer was heavily favored—but Braddock carried the hopes and dreams of the working class on his shoulders, and when he emerged victorious against all odds, the shock was palpable—and the cheers were deafening. In the wake of his surprise win, Damon Runyon dubbed him “Cinderella Man.” Against the gritty backdrop of the 1930s, Cinderella Man brings this dramatic all-American story to life, telling a classic David and Goliath tale that transcends the sport. “A punchy read with touches of humor.” —The New York Times “A wonderful, thrilling boxing story, and simultaneously a meticulous look at Depression life.” —Jimmy Breslin

The Comeback

Greg LeMond, the True King of American Cycling, and a Legendary Tour de France

Author: Daniel de Vise

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 0802165796

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

View: 8741

In July 1986, Greg LeMond stunned the sporting world by becoming the first American to win the Tour de France, the world’s pre-eminent bicycle race, defeating French cycling legend Bernard Hinault. Nine months later, LeMond lay in a hospital bed, his life in peril after a hunting accident, his career as a bicycle racer seemingly over. And yet, barely two years after this crisis, LeMond mounted a comeback almost without parallel in professional sports. In summer 1989, he again won the Tour—arguably the world’s most grueling athletic contest—by the almost impossibly narrow margin of 8 seconds over another French legend, Laurent Fignon. It remains the closest Tour de France in history. The Comeback chronicles the life of one of America’s greatest athletes, from his roots in Nevada and California to the heights of global fame, to a falling out with his own family and a calamitous confrontation with Lance Armstrong over allegations the latter was doping—a campaign LeMond would wage on principle for more than a decade before Armstrong was finally stripped of his own Tour titles. With the kind of narrative drive that propels books like Moneyball, and a fierce attention to detail, Daniel de Visé reveals the dramatic, ultra-competitive inner world of a sport rarely glimpsed up close, and builds a compelling case for LeMond as its great American hero.

World's Greatest Comebacks

Author: Robert A Schuller

Publisher: Orient Paperbacks

ISBN: 9788122201000

Category: Success

Page: 184

View: 1640

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!

The Comeback

Elvis and the Story of the 68 Special

Author: Simon Goddard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785585814

Category:

Page: 256

View: 4170

The King of the Fifties had become the Clown of the Sixties, churning out bad music in dismal films, a humiliating spectre of his former glory. From this nadir, with his '68 TV Special, Elvis gave the defining performance of his career. He never sang harder, rocked wilder or blazed sexier. This was Elvis, The Resurrection.

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