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A Game Of Our Own

Author : Geoffrey Blainey
ISBN : 1863953477
Genre : Australian football
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Revised edition of this history of Australian Rules football. Discusses the birth of the national game, the characters and champions of the early days, how the VFL was formed, and why the umpire's job is so difficult. Argues that the game evolved through a series of inventions. Includes illustrations, sources, and index. Author is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Melbourne and has previously written many titles including 'The Rush that Never Ended' and 'The Tyranny of Distance'.
Category: Australian football

A Game Of Their Own

Author : Jennifer Ring
ISBN : 9780803269965
Genre : Social Science
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In 2010 twenty American women were selected to represent Team USA in the fourth Women’s Baseball World Cup in Caracas, Venezuela; most Americans, however, had no idea such a team even existed. A Game of Their Own chronicles the largely invisible history of women in baseball and offers an account of the 2010 Women’s World Cup tournament. Jennifer Ring includes oral histories of eleven members of the U.S. Women’s National Team, from the moment each player picked up a bat and ball as a young girl to her selection for Team USA. Each story is unique, but they share common themes that will resonate with young female players and fans alike: facing skepticism and taunts from players and parents when taking the batter’s box or the pitcher’s mound, self-doubt, the unceasing pressure to switch to softball, and eventual acceptance by their baseball teammates as they prove themselves as ballplayers. These racially, culturally, and economically diverse players from across the country have ignored the message that their love of the national pastime is “wrong.” Their stories come alive as they recount their battles and most memorable moments playing baseball—the joys of exceeding expectations and the pleasure of honing baseball skills and talent despite the lack of support. With exclusive interviews with players, coaches, and administrators, A Game of Their Own celebrates the U.S. Women’s National Team and the excellence of its remarkable players. In response to the jeer “No girls allowed!” these are powerful stories of optimism, feistiness, and staying true to oneself.
Category: Social Science

The Game Of Our Lives

Author : David Goldblatt
ISBN : 9780670920594
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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WINNER of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015 In the last two decades football in Britain has made the transition from a peripheral dying sport to the very centre of our popular culture, from an economic basket-case to a booming entertainment industry. What does it mean when football becomes so central to our private and political lives? Has it enriched us or impoverished us? In this sparkling book David Goldblatt argues that no social phenomenon tracks the momentous economic, social and political changes of the post-Thatcherite era in a more illuminating manner than football, and no cultural practice sheds more light on the aspirations and attitudes of our long boom and now calamitous bust. A must-read for the thinking football fan, The Game of Our Lives will appeal to readers of Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby and Inverting the Pyramid by Jonathan Wilson. It will also be relished by readers of British social history such as Austerity Britain by David Kynaston. 'Brilliantly incisive. Goldblatt is not merely the best football historian writing today, he is possibly the best there has ever been. Goldblatt's book could hardly be more impressive' Sunday Times
Category: Sports & Recreation

Etching Our Own Image

Author : Holly Arida
ISBN : 9781443809511
Genre : Art
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Etching Our Own Image: Voices From Within the Arab American Art Movement is a celebration of Arab American art and identity. In the wake of 9/11, the need for Arab Americans to define themselves, rather than be defined by others has galvanized an artistic movement. This collection of writers includes poets, musicians, playwrights, creative writers, painters, conceptual artists, comedians and scholars of the arts who have gathered to assert for themselves what it means to be Arab American and an artist. Arab American artists use their art both to resist and to embrace their past, present and future. Through their art they retain their origins, while creating something new. They collaborate and come together. The artists included here are above all artists and the artistic renderings in this collection demonstrate their commitment to craft, innovation, and expression. They take on the task of etching their own image willingly or unwillingly, consciously or unconsciously. By telling their own stories through their own artistic mediums, these voices from within the Arab American art movement reclaim their own image and tell the world who they are.
Category: Art

In Our Own Sweet Time

Author : George Wratney
ISBN : 9781450045438
Genre : History
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This amusing tale is a biography, of sorts. For it is a biography not of one individual but of a portion of the generation of kids born in America in the mid-1940s. Their adventures and misadventures, missteps and mischief, and learning and yearning spring forth as they thrive in what many today consider far simpler and happier times. And, in this nostalgic look at part of America’s past, the reader might discover ways to help future generations of children grow into their own sweet time and prevent perils imposed by others.
Category: History

Government Of Our Own

Author : William C. Davis
ISBN : 9781439105856
Genre : History
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For four crucial months in 1861, delegates from all over the South met in Montgomery, Alabama, to establish a new nation. Davis (Jefferson Davis: The Man and the Hour, LJ 11/15/91) tells their story in this new work, another example of Davis's fine storytelling skill and an indispensable guide to understanding the formation of the Confederate government. Among the issues Davis examines are revising the Constitution to meet Southern needs, banning the importation of slaves, and determining whether the convention could be considered a congress. Also revealed are the many participating personalities, their ambitions and egos, politicking and lobbying for the presidency of the new nation, and the nature of the city of Montgomery itself.
Category: History

Dealing With Debt Beating The Bill Collectors At Their Own Game

Author : Sierra Rogers
ISBN : 9780557018260
Genre :
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Dealing With Debt- How to Beat the Bill Collectors at Their Own Game is an easy to read reference guide to understanding how a collection agency works, what laws the debt collectors are required to follow, and what to do when they break the laws. This book is written in easy to understand language and includes chapters on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), how the laws vary by state, why your telephone rings and there's no one there, and most importantly, how to negotiate the best possible settlement on your own.

Our Own Backyard

Author : William M. LeoGrande
ISBN : 0807848573
Genre : Political Science
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A painstakingly researched, exhaustive, and lucid account traces the tug-of-war among the U.S. government's branches and agencies to produce a coherent, productive foreign policy toward Central America in the waning years of the Cold War. UP.
Category: Political Science

A History Of Our Own Times

Author : Justin McCarthy
ISBN : IOWA:31858012788828
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

Our Own Selves

Author : Michael Gorman
ISBN : 0838908969
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Amid thorny and challenging issues facing librarians today—technological changes, the pressures of multitasking, budget cuts, the PATRIOT Act, hassled customers, job insecurity—there's solace in realizing others experience similar frustrations. In Our Own Selves, bestselling author, revered librarian, and ALA President Elect, Michael Gorman creates 100 new meditations specifically addressing the issues at the heart of the library profession. Reaffirming the value of librarianship and reintroducing the joys that make it unlike any other vocation, Gorman expands and follows up on his popular first collection of meditations, Our Singular Strengths (ALA Editions, 1997). Gorman traverses broad swathes of ground, with such intriguing essays as: Living with bibliomania Four centuries of information overload Micromanage this! The belligerent librarian The allure of paper The curse of PowerPoint Each reflective essay opens with a quote and concludes with a "Resolution," all in a succinct meditation for a quick mental pick-up. The affirmations that conclude each meditation present attitudes and actions that are potent reminders: librarians are far from helpless in addressing these challenging times in their profession.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land

Author : Charles M. Skinner
ISBN : 9781776530298
Genre : Fiction
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When one thinks of classic fairy tales and folklore, it's usually the enchanted forests of Europe that spring to mind. But in Charles M. Skinner's Myths and Legends of Our Own Land, the author proves that scrappy upstart America is an equally rich source of myths and legends. This engaging volume brings together dozens of old favorites and more obscure tales, as well.
Category: Fiction

Beaten At Their Own Game

Author : M Sardinha
ISBN : 9781409201977
Genre : Fiction
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A life assurance executive uncovers a scam to defraud policy holders from millions of pounds. The scam involves executives of his own company, he sets out together with the company secretary, with whom he falls in love, to reverse the scam and steal one hundred million pounds from those involved. The story takes the reader through a variety of European countries as it unfolds.
Category: Fiction

On My Own

Author : Lavez Robinson Sr.
ISBN : 9781479761685
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the story of a once lost black man, giving compelling details of the trials, tribulations, and the ever changing circumstances surrounding him. Cursed from birth with unusual attributes; early on, he was faced with ridicule and constant criticism from not only peers, but also his parents. Desperate to be a part of something in a city plagued with hate, he was determined to escape the detrimental society that had withered away at the lives of so many. Therefore, he enlisted in the armed services after completing high school in hopes of finding his purpose in life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Minds Of Our Own

Author : Wendy Robbins
ISBN : 9781554587742
Genre : Social Science
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This book of personal essays by over forty women and men who founded women’s studies in Canada and Québec explores feminist activism on campus in the pivotal decade of 1966-76. The essays document the emergence of women’s studies as a new way of understanding women, men, and society, and they challenge some current preconceptions about “second wave” feminist academics. The contributors explain how the intellectual and political revolution begun by small groups of academics—often young, untenured women—at universities across Canada contributed to social progress and profoundly affected the way we think, speak, behave, understand equality, and conceptualize the academy and an academic career. A contextualizing essay documents the social, economic, political, and educational climate of the time, and a concluding chapter highlights the essays’ recurring themes and assesses the intellectual and social transformation that their authors helped set in motion. The essays document the appalling sexism and racism some women encounter in seeking admission to doctoral studies, in hiring, in pay, and in establishing the legitimacy of feminist perspectives in the academy. They reveal sources of resistance, too, not only from colleagues and administrators but from family members and from within the self. In so doing they provide inspiring examples of sisterly support and lifelong friendship.
Category: Social Science

I Can Hold My Own

Author : Edward A. Nowatzki
ISBN : 9781466981454
Genre : Family & Relationships
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I Can Hold My Own is a true story about what it was like growing up in New York City in the 1940s through the eyes a first-generation American, the son of Polish immigrants. As one might expect, the lifestyle and day-to-day activities of a youngster growing up in an urban environment were a lot different from those of a similarly aged youngster growing up on a farm in the Midwest. Added to the demographic differences, in Dr. Nowatzkis case, there were also differences from being a first-generation American caught in transition between the culture of his parents native Poland and that of twentieth-century America. Dr. Nowatzki describes his experiences in a way that illustrates these differences from many perspectives, ranging from his attending a Catholic parochial school and playing sports on the playgrounds of New York to his awareness of historical events such as World War II. The story comes from a period in American history when life was relatively simple and the culture was family-oriented and deeply rooted in traditional American values based on loyalty to God and country. Unlike today, there were no distractions from television, the Internet, computer games, and social networks, so youngsters had to provide their own means for leisure time activities. Some of those activities are described from Dr. Nowatzkis perspective as a participant. I Can Hold My Own will be of interest to anyone growing up in the United States at that time whether on a farm or in a large city like New York. The story will also be of interest to any first-generation American faced with a similar transition between two different cultures.
Category: Family & Relationships

In My Own Words

Author : Paul Galvin
ISBN : 9781473509740
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of the greatest GAA footballers of the modern era, Paul Galvin has enjoyed a brilliant and at times controversial career. Winning four senior All Ireland medals with Kerry and eight Munster championships, he was also a three-time All Star and 2009 Footballer of the Year. His inter-county career took off in the late 1990s, when he picked up a Munster minor championship medal in 1997 and another at under-21 level in 1999. But it was in the senior team throughout the 2000s that Paul came into his own. In a period defined by great rivalry with Tyrone, he became a key playmaker for Kerry, never failing to give his all in pursuit of victory. Over the course of a career marked by courage, physicality and an intense passion for the Green and Gold, there were many glorious days. There were other days too, with controversial incidents that led to a number of suspensions, most notably in 2008, the year in which Paul also had the honour of being the Kerry captain. 2009 brought redemption. But 2010 presented new challenges. In this fiercely honest autobiography, Paul offers – in his own words – a compelling, unflinching account of a career that has fascinated football fans for over a decade.
Category: Biography & Autobiography