Gaelic games are a key part of our everyday life. They're the focus of endless debate and speculation, set the mood of Monday’s post-match workplace and dominate pub-talk. For many of us, life and death run second to major GAA events. Blood, Sweat, Triumph & Tears looks back at some of the best moments from the sporting nation’s favourite soap opera. It pays homage to the great players and personalities in Gaelic football, hurling, ladies’ football and camogie, and the classic victories and thrilling contests these codes have produced down the decades. Based on exclusive interviews with many of the greatest personalities in the rich history of the GAA and covering every county in Ireland, this is a unique insight into the passion and the politics, the controversies and the crises, the wisdom and the wit, and the highs and the lows of the country’s greatest national treasure. Full of entertaining anecdotes, inspirational incidents and epic encounters, Blood, Sweat, Triumph & Tears captures the magic of the GAA. 'A book to shorten the long winter nights for any GAA fan'. Dermot Earley, Kildare legend
Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football
Author: Derrick E. White
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Black college football began during the nadir of African American life after the Civil War. The first game occurred in 1892, a little less than four years before the Supreme Court ruled segregation legal in Plessy v. Ferguson. In spite of Jim Crow segregation, Black colleges produced some of the best football programs in the country. They mentored young men who became teachers, preachers, lawyers, and doctors--not to mention many other professions--and transformed Black communities. But when higher education was integrated, the programs faced existential challenges as predominately white institutions steadily set about recruiting their student athletes and hiring their coaches. Blood, Sweat, and Tears explores the legacy of Black college football, with Florida A&M's Jake Gaither as its central character, one of the most successful coaches in its history. A paradoxical figure, Gaither led one of the most respected Black college football programs, yet many questioned his loyalties during the height of the civil rights movement. Among the first broad-based histories of Black college athletics, Derrick E. White's sweeping story complicates the heroic narrative of integration and grapples with the complexities and contradictions of one of the most important sources of Black pride in the twentieth century.
Irish troops have served 40,000 individual tours of duty over four decades in Lebanon. All over Ireland, in almost every family, there is a father, a brother, a sister, son, daughter or cousin who has come under fire in South Lebanon. Forty-seven Irish troops died in Lebanon and thousands more have returned with physical and psychological injuries. Blood, Sweat and Tears tells the true story of the Irish at war. Clonan brings the reader on a tour of duty in Lebanon from 1995 to 1996. His vivid account brings you from a rain-swept Dublin Airport on a dark October night to the massacre of 118 innocent men, women and children in the village of Qana, South Lebanon in April 1996. The reader is taken on patrol with the Irish army and shares in their black humour, their fears, frustration and pain. It is through this odyssey that the heartbreaking nature of peacekeeping operations as seen through Irish eyes is laid bare like never before. Blood, Sweat and Tears is above all a story of personal loss, loneliness and the psychological trauma of military service in a time of war. As the narrator comes to terms with the slaughter of innocents around him, he will ultimately be confronted with the loss of those closest to him at home in Ireland. 'Tom Clonan brings to life the sights, sounds, smells and characters of southern Lebanon. His beautifully written book is in turns funny, gripping and heart-breaking.' - Lara Marlowe
L. Vaughan Spencer studied the Philosophy of Table Tennis and Anti-Social French at the University of the Isle of Wight and gained his MBA at the Jimmy Connors Institute in San Diego over the course of a weekend. Aside from holding motivational workshops in Watford, he also writes books; previous works include Chicken Nuggets for the Soul, Who Grated My Cheese? and What they don't teach you at Harvard Nursery School. All of his work is based on rigorous analysis - apart from when it's easier not to. In a hilarious - and surprisingly useful - satire of the corporate self-improvement industry the satirical character L. Vaughan Spencer finally puts his wisdom into book form. This ultra-observant how-not-to guide, on everything from clothes and hairstyles to spellology and 720 degree feedback, is a based on a successful stage show that won the Edinburgh Fringe Report Award for Best Satire of 2002 and has toured to theatres and corporate conferences across the world.
Explores the historical development of work from the Stone Age to the present, examines how work structures have impacted human lives and social organizations, and argues that new ways of viewing work and management must be developed for the Information A
Powerful Prophetic Vision for the Church Amid the Current Global Tumult We are living in one of the most violent, chaotic, and permissive times in history--and each year the darkness looms larger. In the face of such overwhelming evil, how can we, the church, even begin to overcome? In this empowering and practical book, Chuck Pierce--one of the most accurate prophets ministering today--shows believers how to embrace their prophetic destiny in the midst of these tumultuous times. Offering a glimpse into what lies ahead, specifically the years 2017-2026, he explains · China's and Russia's crucial roles in the end times · how the Antichrist system is aligning with existing government structures · Israel's pivotal role in world events · prophecies fulfilled through the blood moons · changing alliances among nations and what these mean · the coming harvest in the church · the culmination of a new world order in 2026 Many kingdoms in this age are vying to rule. We must understand what it means to stand strong as believers in Jesus Christ--and what spiritual forces we are facing. The stage is set; the battle is waging. It's time to fight as never before. And it's time for God's Kingdom to triumph.
"Blood, Sweat and Tears: An Oral History of the American Red Cross, is the story of the modern-day Red Cross told through the voices of twenty-nine current and former Red Cross paid and volunteer staff from all parts of the country. The stories range from that of a World War II veteran who credits the Red Cross packages with keeping him alive when he was a POW in Germany to Americans who became heroes simply because they signed up for a Red Cross course and were later able to save a life, to volunteers who spent an intense year in Vietnam cheering up soldiers. We hear from the staffer who pulled people from an automobile before the medics arrive; the mom who saved a neighbor's child when he was drowning; the nurse who took off from her job to go half-way around the world to distribute food and supplies to victims of the tsunami that struck the day after Christmas 2004."--BOOK JACKET.
Essays by various authors on all kinds of aspects of our national obsession - winning - losing - violence in sport - sport and money - class and sport - Aboriginals in sport - Women in sport - Politics and sport; Les Darcy - Football - World War 1.