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The Great And The Good

Author : Michel Déon
ISBN : 9781910477403
Genre : Fiction
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From the acclaimed author of The Foundling Boy comes this new classic set in 1950s America. Arthur Morgan is aboard the Queen Mary bound for the United States, where a scholarship at an Ivy League university awaits him, along with the promise of a glittering future. But the few days spent on the ship will have a defining effect on the young Frenchman, when he encounters the love of his life.
Category: Fiction

The Great And The Good

Author : John Giles
ISBN : 9781444743647
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In The Great and the Good, Ireland's leading football pundit and legend of the game John Giles looks back on more than fifty years of football, at developments in the game from the post-War period to the present day, the great players who drove it forward, the visionary managers and their teams, and the age-old question of what makes a player good and what makes one great. From his earliest days, John Giles can recall pondering the subject. 'You'd hear about certain 'great' players, such as Stanley Matthews, but no one would ever explain why they were great. And it's a thing that has always frustrated me: trying to define what makes a player great, and what separates the great from the good.' Now the man himself brings us the answers and celebrates the great ones, from Stanley Matthews, Tom Finney, Dave Mackay, John Charles, Johnny Haynes and Jimmy Greaves to Pele, Franz Beckenbauer, John Robertson, Diego Maradona, Marco van Basten, Lionel Messi, Paul Scholes and many more. It will include a section on Irish players including detailed analysis of such greats as Roy Keane, Liam Brady and Paul McGrath. And, finally, Giles names the player he considers the greatest of them all.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Memories Of The Great The Good

Author : Alistair Cooke
ISBN : 9781497697799
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Alistair Cooke knew, met, interviewed, or reported on many of the most influential men and women of the twentieth century and in this collection profiles the twenty-three he considered the most remarkable In his career of more than fifty years broadcasting the BBC radio program Letter from America and as the US correspondent for the Guardian for more than twenty-five years, Alistair Cooke met and mixed with many famous people. In Memories of the Great & the Good he shares his portraits of the men and women that he felt made the world a better, more stimulating place. We read about Franklin D. Roosevelt’s maintenance of his public image by means of a gentleman’s agreement with the press and Lyndon Johnson’s masterful backroom dealings. “Eisenhower at Gettysburg” reveals a conversation between Cooke and the president, touching on everything from their mutual love of golf to what it was like to grow up in a small Kansas farming town at the turn of the twentieth century. Literary figures including P. G. Wodehouse, Erma Bombeck, and George Bernard Shaw are succinctly sketched. And, in the final pair of essays, Cooke pays moving tribute to two of the men he admired the most: Winston Churchill and golfing legend Bobby Jones.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Great And The Good

Author : Edmund Heward
ISBN : UOM:39015034910078
Genre : Great Britain
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Lord Radcliffe was one of 'The Great', that is he was chairman of many Royal Commissions and Inquiries. Sir Norman Brook, the Secretary of the Cabinet, advised the Prime Minister, Sir Anthony Eden, to reserve Radcliffe for the most complex and demanding inquiries. He was an extraordinary public servant, a great lawyer and an exceptional administrator. He was promoted directly from the Bar to a Lord of Appeal in the House of Lords and during the war was Director General of the Ministry of Information. His activity ranged from dividing India to being Chairman of the committee which chose the films for the Royal Command Performance. He was a friend and adviser of Calouste Gulbenkian, a collector of French Impressionist paintings and a Reith lecturer for the BBC. Professor Peter Hennessy has described him in 'The Eternal Fireman' as the man to whom Governments turned to put out the flames.
Category: Great Britain

A Matter Of Principle

Author : Jana Wendt
ISBN : 9780522854145
Genre : History
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"A series of interviews with prominent figures from around the world including Robert Hughes, Mick Keelty, Charlotte Rampling, Camille Paglia and Richard Armitage."--Provided by publisher.
Category: History

The Good The Great And The Awesome

Author : Peter Croft
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122679181
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A guide to the best alpine rock climbs in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Lavishly illustrated with maps, topos and photographs
Category: Sports & Recreation

Good To Great And The Social Sectors

Author : James Charles Collins
ISBN : 9781905211326
Genre : Executive ability
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'We must reject the idea - well-intentioned, but dead wrong - that the primary path to greatness in the social sectors is to become "more like a business".' So begins this astonishingly blunt and timely manifesto by leading business thinker Jim Collins. Rejecting the belief, common among politicians, that all would be well in society if only the public sector operated more like the private sector, he sets out a radically new approach to creating successful hospitals, police forces, universities, charities, and other non-profit-making organisations. In the process he rejects many deep-rooted assumptions: that somehow it's possible to measure social bodies in purely financial terms; that they can be managed like traditional businesses; that they can be transformed simply by throwing money at them. Instead he argues for radical new attitudes and strategies, using the analytical approach and clear thinking that lie at the heart of Good to Great.
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Memories Of The Great And The Good

Author : Alistair Cooke
ISBN : 1611457181
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Over the course of his distinguished career as a foreign correspondent, which spanned more than sixty years, Alistair Cooke had known, interviewed, or reported on literally hundreds of the most influential men and women of the twentieth century. Here he has collected his memories of more than a score of them: they include actors and generals, statesmen and eccentrics, a poet, a jazzman, an intensely scholarly woman and a casually funny one, an architect, a publisher, and several politicians—all of whom, in Cooke's view, have left the world a better or more interesting place. Here, then, are scintillating portraits of characters as far apart as George Bernard Shaw and Duke Ellington, as different as the humorist Erma Bombeck and the Nobel Prize winner Barbara McClintock. Recounting the trials of Sir Francis Chichester, the lonely global yachtsman, or analyzing the very different but equally indomitable spirit of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Alistair Cooke allows us to understand a little better the nature of courage. His fond and sensitive recollections of P. G. Wodehouse and Gary Cooper salute two unpretentious geniuses in the ostentatious world of entertainment. His account of his long and relaxed weekend with President Dwight Eisenhower is sensitive and revealing, as is his candid but compassionate portrait of an earlier president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. His meeting with Ronald Reagan during the future president's early years as governor of California is as insightful as it is prescient. The book ends with moving and memorable portraits of two men Cooke especially admires, for different reasons: one, Winston Churchill, who for all his human flaws was "most certainly great," and the other, Bobby Jones, whom Cooke regards as "one of the three or four finest human beings I've ever known."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ennio Morricone S The Good The Bad And The Ugly

Author : Charles Leinberger
ISBN : 9781461658412
Genre : Music
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Although five-time Academy-Award nominee Ennio Morricone has scored numerous films in various genres, his westerns will undoubtedly remain his most memorable cinematographic accomplishments. This guide demonstrates Morricone's unique and enduring contributions to the art of film music through a discussion of his compositional and orchestrational processes, many of which are evident in his music for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in a way that can be easily understood by both musicians and nonmusicians. Leinberger begins his study with a brief discussion of Morricone's musical background through his experience in the Italian music business, his earliest Italian film scores, and his accomplishments in Hollywood. The second chapter is a discussion of the many compositional techniques that distinguish Morricone's music from that of other film composers. Subsequent chapters examine the historical and cultural context of the film and attempt to place the style of Morricone's score for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in relation to his scores for other well-known Westerns. The book's final chapter is an analysis of compositional techniques presented in chronological order from the film's opening credits to its climactic ending. Although this guide focuses on Morricone and his music from a theoretical perspective, other non-musical issues that are relevant to the audience's ultimate experience of the film are also discussed.
Category: Music

Implication Readers Resources And Thomas Gray S Pindaric Odes

Author : Frederick M. Keener
ISBN : 9781611494150
Genre : Literary Criticism
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More radically than had any contemporary English author’s work, Thomas Gray’s two Pindaric odes of 1757, effectively challenged readers’ powers of comprehension, posing problems of reference as well as distinctly Pindaric problems of coherence. Solving those problems calls for knowledge not widely had then, now, or in between.
Category: Literary Criticism

Could Do Even Better

Author : Catherine Hurley
ISBN : 9780743263849
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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COULD DO BETTER, the first collection of school reports of the great and the good, was a considerable success in both hardback and paperback. Catherine Hurley has once again unearthed the reports of celebrities past and present, and put together an eclectic collection of highly amusing and insightful comments from their school days. * Pablo Picasso: Pablo ended up spending most of his time following the headmaster's attractive wife around 'like a puppy': 'If you want your son to learn from my wife how to cook or how she bathes the baby, we can continue with the same conditions, but if you want something more, there will have to be some changes.' * Ian Fleming: 'He ought to make an excellent Soldier, provided always that the Ladies don't ruin him.' (Fleming – the creator of James Bond – had to leave Sandhurst when he caught gonorrhea.) * Jeffrey Archer: 'I was allowed to ring the bell for five minutes until everyone was in assembly. It was the beginning of power.' * Lynne Truss: 'Inclined to fussiness.' * Errol Flynn: 'Nothing but trouble. I don't know what you need young man, but, whatever it is, this school has not got it. You are expelled, Flynn, for being a disturbing influence on the rest of the scholars.'
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Intuition Und Institution

Author : Carolin Behrmann
ISBN : 9783050060941
Genre : Art
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Als einer der prominentesten Vertreter seines Faches hat Horst Bredekamp nicht nur die Kunst- und Bildgeschichte tiefgehend geprägt, sondern auch in Kultur und Politik gewirkt. Dabei hat er es geschafft, belastbare Brücken zwischen diesen oft weit auseinander liegenden Bereichen zu schlagen. Ein Porträt Bredekamps als Gelehrter und disziplinübergreifender Vermittler scheint aufgrund dieser Fülle an Handlungsebenen nur über ein Tableau von Berichten derjenigen möglich, die mit ihm über die Jahre im Austausch standen, ihn begleitet und geprägt, mit ihm diskutiert und gestritten haben. Dabei sind die Fragen an diese Wegbegleiter auch gleichzeitig an den Wissenschaftsbetrieb des 21. Jahrhunderts gerichtet; Sie bilden somit eine Positionsschrift zur Lage der Wissenschaft in Deutschland und an internationalen Forschungsinstituten.
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