A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.
From the Preface:On the frontier, says conventional wisdom, a structured society did not exist and social control was largely absent; law enforcement and the criminal justice system had limited, if any, influence; and danger--both from man and from the elements--was ever present. This view of the frontier is projected by motion pictures, television, popular literature, and most scholarly histories. But was the frontier really all that violent? What was the nature of the violence that did occur? Were frontier towns more violent that cities in the East? Has America inherited a violent way of life from the frontier? Was the frontier more violent than the United States is today? This book attempts to answer these questions and others about violence and lawlessness on the frontier and do so in a new way. Whereas most authors have drawn their conclusions about frontier violence from the exploits of a few notorious badmen and outlaws and from some of the more famous incidents and conflicts, I have chosen to focus on two towns that I think were typical of the frontier--the mining frontier specifically--and to investigate all forms of violence and lawlessness that occurred in and around those towns.
An indispensable sampling of the vast assortment of publications which exist as an adjunct to the mainstream press, or which promote themes and ideas that may be defined as pop culture, alternative, underground or subversive. Updated and revised from the pages of the critically acclaimed Headpress journal, this is an enlightened and entertaining guide to the counter culture - including everything from cult film, music, comics and cutting-edge fiction, by way of its books and zines, with contact information accompanying each review.
Amid the backdrop of World War II, race riots, and police corruption, a white police officer in Phoenix, Arizona, guns down an on-duty, black cop from his same department. The communitys residents pick sides, and while the second trial ends in an acquittal, the battle isnt over. The detective, Frenchy Navarre, returns to duty but is shot dead when he encounters Officer Joe Davis, the slain officers partner. This is just one of the fascinating tales told by Gordon A. Hunsaker, who also recalls: Surviving his youth on the streets of Los Angeles Fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War A series of stories that cops normally only tell each other Piloting helicopters and airplanes while on the job Battling his toughest opponent cancer And much more! This compilation of musings, observations, and police lore is insightful, thought- provoking and, at times, just darn spooky. Any Arizona resident, law enforcement officer or lover of history will be thrilled to enter the exciting world of Gunfights & Gunfighters.
After both opponents turn over three shot glasses of Hennessy, the Lincoln girl challenges Mattie to a game of Russian roulette. A mistake, at this moment Mattie is maniacal, she clicks her trigger two times in a row. Modern Day Cowboy is about the angry romance of a young girl not long out of high school. The experience of first love in the internet age of availability. Trying to figure out the rest of her life is hard enough, now tragedy strikes. Someone set up a row of domino’s and by accident Mattie touched the first one. Now all she can do is watch. Some kind of declaration of war from some unseen enemy. The ensuing conflicts redistributes her morality as the paradigm between right and wrong shifts. Secrets from her mothers past may hold the key.
Baseball the way it should be. Colorful characters who played for the love of the game, fresh cut grass, rosin bags, and pine tar remind them what the game is all about. An insightful look at what is right with America' s pastime.
An Introduction to the Economics of Professional Team Sports
Author: David George Surdam
Category: Sports & Recreation
This work uses economic theory, simple probability, statistical concepts and game theory to analyze the economics of professional sports. It treats sports leagues as cartels and uses historical examples to test theories regarding labor economics. Many key issues that have sparked raging arguments among fans and writers are addressed, including free agency's effect on competitive balance, how rising player salaries have/haven't affected ticket prices, and the effect of a new stadium on the local economy, among many others. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
“James Butler Hickok, generally called ‘Wild Bill,’ epitomized the archetypal gunfighter, that half-man, half-myth that became the heir to the mystique of the duelist when that method of resolving differences waned. . . . Easy access to a gun and whiskey coupled with gambling was the cause of most gunfights--few of which bore any resemblance to the gentlemanly duel of earlier times. . . . Hickok’s gunfights were unusual in that most of them were ‘fair’ fights, not just killings resulting from rage, jealousy over a woman, or drunkenness. And, the majority of his encounters were in his role as lawman or as an individual upholding the law.”--from Wild Bill Hickok, Gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok (1837–1876) was a Civil War spy and scout, Indian fighter, gambler, and peace officer. He was also one of the greatest gunfighters in the West. His peers referred to his reflexes as “phenomenal” and to his skill with a pistol as “miraculous.” In Wild Bill Hickok, Gunfighter, Joseph G. Rosa, the world’s foremost authority on Hickok, provides an informative examination of Hickok’s many gunfights. Rosa describes the types of guns used by Hickok and illustrates his use of the plains’ style of “quick draw,” as well as examining other elements of the Hickok legend. He even reconsiders the infamous “dead man’s hand” allegedly held by Hickok when he was shot to death at age thirty-nine while playing poker. Numerous photographs and drawings accompany Rosa’s down-to-earth text.
A spoof about a planned attach on the US by Iran using a high energy electro-magnetic pulse generated by a high level nuclear explosion. A high tech pot smoking nerd saves the President and many high ranking officials of the government.
Period photographs and documents, along with eyewitness accounts and personal reminiscences, present a fascinating journey into the Old West, offering portraits of the frontier's most famous--and infamous--gunfighters.
The Continuing Saga of Kobe, Phil, and the Los Angeles Lakers
Author: Mark Heisler
Publisher: Triumph Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
In this revised and expanded edition, Los Angeles Times writer Mark Heisler investigates the 45-year history of the Los Angeles Lakers and unveils a pattern of pampered and/or misguided players, megalomaniacal executives, and owners whose obsessive drives for championships and attention combined to create an atmosphere of conflict for decades Throughout the entire 2003–04 season, fans and the media called the L.A. Lakers the biggest reality show in the country. But the laundry list of conflicts—the ongoing Kobe-Shaq bickering, Kobe's sexual assault trial, Phil Jackson's final season, Gary Payton's refusal to admit his physical decline, and the loss to Detroit in the championship—was just another year in the history of the Lakers. Madmen's Ball goes back to the Lakers' unceremonious arrival in Los Angeles in 1960 to show that the franchise has been embroiled in controversy, in-house battles and personality clashes for generations.