A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal
Author: Daniel A. Nathan
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
The story of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and his teammates purportedly conspiring with gamblers to throw the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds has lingered in our collective consciousness for more than eighty years. Daniel A. Nathan's wide-ranging, interdisciplinary cultural history is less concerned with the details of the scandal than with how it has been represented and remembered by journalists, historians, novelists, filmmakers, and baseball fans. Saying It's So offers a series of astute reflections on what these different cultural narratives reveal about their creators and the eras in which they were created, producing a complex study of cultural values, memory, and the ways people make meaning. A volume in the series Sport and Society, edited by Benjamin G. Rader and Randy Roberts
The Chicago White Sox's Magical Season
Author: Phil Rogers
Publisher: Triumph Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
The Chicago White Sox's march to the 2005 World Series title was as surprising as it was dramatic, and in Say It's So: The Chicago White Sox's Magical Season, Phil Rogers delivers the inside story of how it came about. Rogers, senior baseball writer for the Chicago Tribune, describes the gamble general manager Ken Williams took in breaking up a powerful but plodding team in favor of one built around pitching, speed and defense. A team, in other words, that could play the game the way manager Ozzie Guillen wanted it played. In Guillen, the Sox found themselves a charismatic, live-wire leader whose every move seemed golden. Rogers provides a front-row view of the eccentric genius the second-year manager displayed in delivering Chicago its first World Series since 1959 and its first Series title since 1917. There's the rock-steady Paul Konerko, whose big bat and steely clubhouse presence carried the team through the postseason. There's the unsung third basemen Joe Crede, whose spectacular fielding and timely hitting on baseball's biggest stage stamped him as a rising star. There's the irascible catcher A.J. Pierzynski, the "Eddie Haskell" of the clubhouse, who found himself smack in the middle of every controversy. There's the fire of Bobby Jenks and the guile of Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez. And finally there's a deep and talented pitching staff that saw the team through its only rough spot of the regular season and then was simply dominant through all three founds of the postseason. The 2005 White Sox were a uniquely multi-cultural group that reflected their city's ethnic melting pot. They truly were Chicago's team--and they gave their fans a truly magical season.
Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity
Author: Catherine Ellis,Stephen Smith
Publisher: The New Press
Includes powerful speeches by Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Angela Davis, Bayard Rustin, Martin Luther King Jr., James Cone, Toni Morrison, Cornel West, and many others
Author: Chillee Willee
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
“Say It Isn't So” is a hilarious and romantic novel with lots of drama. Walter T. Owens Sir, a well-known Judge and Roberta Owens a well-known pastor lives in Atlanta GA. They have seven siblings that are all grown and are living on their own. Life was simply beautiful. That is until all kinds of skeletons came rolling out when a very bold wife showed up on the parent's doorstep. All the wife mainly wanted to do was to lock eyes with the gold-digger that was robbing her husband blind. This novel is filled with laughter and romance as the Owens clan fines themselves in one hot mess and a world of pure unadulterated drama. It will have you in stitches, tears and perhaps an amen or two. Although we may fine a little bit of the Owens drama in our own lives, the author brings it all together in this one family. You may fine yourselves saying; what, naw, hush your mouth, say it isn't so.
Author: Bill Brewster,Frank Broughton
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Acclaimed authors and music historians Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have spent years traveling across the world to interview the revolutionary and outrageous DJs who shaped the last half-century of pop music. The Record Players is the fun and revealing result—a collection of firsthand accounts from the obsessives, the playboys, and the eccentrics that dominated the music scene and contributed to the evolution of DJ culture. It started when, instead of a live band, someone turned on the record player, and suddenly partygoers had more than one style of music to dance to. In the sixties, radio tastemakers brought their sound to the masses, sock hop by sock hop, while early trendsetters birthed the role of the club DJ at temples of hip like the Peppermint Lounge. By the seventies, DJs were dictating musical taste and changing the course of popular music; and in the eighties, young innovators wore out their cross-faders developing techniques that carried them over the line between record player and musician. With discographies, favorite songs, and amazing photos of all the DJs as young firebrands, The Record Players offers an unparalleled music education: from records to synthesizers, from disco to techno, and from small groups of influential music lovers to arenas packed with thousands of dancing fans. A history told by the visionaries who experienced the movement, The Record Players allows a rare glimpse into the sound, culture, and craft that developed into a worldwide industry.
Author: Charles S. Peirce
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Science, material, idealism, pragmaticism, history of scientific thought. With Buchler's book, best way to approach notoriously cryptic philosopher. Features 24 selections including "The Place of Our Age in the History of Civilization."
Bible Class Lessons and Everlasting Gospels By
Author: HE WORD CENTER
The gospels of Leader Olumba Olumba Obu constitute the Tree of Life whose fruit Adam and Eve were not allowed to taste of. Do you want to eat of the tree of life? Then read this book, and it will give you access to the tree of life.
Author: Maureen Hardegree
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
BOOK 3 of The Ghost Handler Series Heather's got a hunky new guy and a grumpy old ghost. First it was Jack, the hot teenage ghost. Now it's Zac, an all-too-alive bad boy. Not to mention trouble with Drew, Audrey and the usual BFF dramas. The last thing Heather needs is a new haint on the scene, especially not the ghost of her cantankerous grandfather. * Four weeks were all that was left of summer vacation, if you counted Thursday registration the first week of August, and I did. I had made some progress on the summer goal front. 1) My older sister Audrey tolerated my existence more than at the beginning of summer, as long as her friends weren't around and my geeky friend Xavier kept his distance. 2) Drew and I chatted. So at least I was on his radar. But he had a clingy girlfriend I wanted to unwrap from his frame. Then trouble arrived in a muscle car--our neighbors' bad boy grandson Zac. Audrey called dibs on him, which was fine with me. Drew made no bones about disliking him, also fine with me. But for some reason I may never understand, Zac liked freaky me. So you know what that meant--my progress with my sister and the lifeguard of my dreams reached yet another stumbling block. My problems multiplied exponentially at the arrival of another visitor and his sweet pipe tobacco scent--my ghostly grandfather. Just what I needed--a crabby octogenarian haint to complicate everything. Biography Although Georgia author Maureen Hardegree concedes to having all the usual baggage of a middle child, she is NOT a ghost handler. She does, however, believe in connecting with her inner teenager and in feeding her active imagination--it likes Italian food and chocolate. When she's not writing, she's working on costumes for the Northeast Atlanta Ballet . . . or doing the bidding of her husband, daughter, and cats Pixie and Turnip Ann. Visit her at www.maureenhardegree.com
Author: Roger J. Boehm
A compilation of the author's books "In the Face of Evil" & "Evil Defined." The book details the author's actual experiences as he comes into contact with the activities of the powers of darkness and the treatment of multiple personality disorders (DID) in the ministry. Among the issues discussed are Satanic Ritual Abuse in the United States and Voodoo in Haiti. The history of his inner and outer struggle becomes an open book to be read. The book helps expose how dark the darkness of evil really is. Included in the book are over 800 definitions as well as descriptions of evil and the occult. As a licensed Christian Counselor the author has worked extensively with those dealing with evil in thier lives, and with Satanic Ritual Abuse victims.
Author: La Jill Hunt
Publisher: Urban Books
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. The Sensual Seductress, video vixen Paisley Lawrence, and The Prince of Praise, gospel singer Warren Cobb—what an unlikely pair! The media is in a frenzy, and so is Warren's wife, when the two are involved in a near fatal car accident. While the gossipmongers are speculating on what Paisley and Warren were doing together, Paisley is busy wondering who is stalking her and why. All hell breaks loose and the rumors start to fly; lives are threatened, and the truths are untold in a drama-filled tale that could only come from the imagination of La Jill Hunt.
Author: K. Korta,Jesús M. Larrazabal
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
A speech for the defence in a Paris murder trial, a road-safety slogan, Hobbes' political theory; each appeals to reason of a kind, but it remains an oblique and rhetoricalldnd. Each relies on comparisons rather than on direct statements, and none can override or supersede the conclusions of ethical reasoning proper. Nevertheless, just as slogans may do more for road safety than the mere recital of accident statistics, or of the evidence given at coroners' inquests, so the arguments of a Hobbes or a Bentham may be of greater practical effect than the assertion of genuinely ethical or political statements, however true and relevant these may be. Stephen Toulmin, Reason in Ethics, 1950. The International Colloquium on Cognitive Science (ICCS), held in Donostia - San Sebastian every two years since 1989, has become one of the most important plazas for cognitive scientists in Europe to present the results of their research and to exchange ideas. The seventh edition, co-organized as usual by the Institute for Logic, Cognition, Language, and Information (ILCLI) and the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, both from the University of the Basque Country, took place from May 9 to 12, 200 1, addressing the following main topics: 1. Truth: Epistemology and Logic. 2. Rationality in a Social Setting. 3. Music, Language, and Cognition. Vlll TRUTH, RATIONALITY, COGNITION, AND MUSIC 4. The Order of Discourse: Logic, Pragmatics, and Rhetoric.
Author: Avicenna,Nabil Shehaby
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The main purpose of this work is to provide an English translation of and commentary on a recently published Arabic text dealing with con ditional propositions and syllogisms. The text is that of A vicenna (Abu represents his views on the subject as they were held throughout his life.
Author: Emily Herbert
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Take That as a four-piece and Robbie Williams alone. It never seemed quite right, no matter how much success they had apart. Now they are back together...This insightful biography tells the story of how it happened. It includes the secret writing and recording sessions which led to the official announcement of a new album and goes behind the headlines that said Robbie was to rejoin. And it also tells the whole story of the UK's best-loved boy band. Take That are wiser since their mid-1990s split. Robbie Williams' debut solo album, Life Thru a Lens, went to No 1 and he had a massive hit with 'Angels'. But after an equally celebrated follow-up he began to hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. A Robbie-less Take That outdistanced him. The new album comes 20 years after the band first got together as young hopefuls under Manchester manager Nigel Martin Smith. Singer-songwriter Gary Barlow was 19, 18-year-old Mark Owen had tried out as a footballer, Howard Donald was a 21-year-old painter and Jason Orange was a 19-year-old decorator. With the youngest member Robbie Williams, who joined at 16, they went on to sell more than 25 million records in their original incarnation - becoming one of the biggest acts of the 1990s.
Get the results you want from the business conversations that count
Author: Karl James
Publisher: Pearson UK
Category: Business & Economics
Karl’s knowledge makes his voice in this territory unique and hugely readable.” Dave Lewis, President, Personal Care, Unilever Why are the most important conversations the most difficult to handle? You know you have to have them, but still you put them off. And you want them to go well but you don’t know how to make sure they do. How do you prepare? What words should you use? How do you make your point without getting too nervous, tongue-tied or upset? And how are you going to solve the problem that needs addressing without upsetting someone? Say It and Solve it will coach you in the ten expert skills that peace negotiators, mediators and therapists use to take on even the most challenging situations and make every conversation count. You’ll discover: · Fascinating insights into how conversations really work: when to listen, when to talk and when to shut up! · How to avoid the most common mistakes that everyone makes. · The ten most powerful skills you need to tackle any conversation in any situation. · Expert guidance on handling tricky conversations in real-world, workplace situations. Stop putting off those tricky conversations and start talking (and listening) your way to solutions and success.