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Kings Of The Mountains

Author : Matt Rendell
ISBN : UOM:39015056811287
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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For the first time Matthew Rendell tells the little-known story of a Latin American country in which cycling is the national sport, whose sportsmen, denied the enormous benefits of prosperity, cutting-edge technology and unlimited sponsorship, have nevertheless achieved prodigious cycling feats both at home and abroad, and helped to forge for Colombia a heroic national identity. He tells of how, during the fifties, Colombia's own top cycle race, the Vuelta de Colombia, was still being held on dusty, unpaved roads - with consequentially ghastly accidents; of how the first top European cyclists who came to race in Colombia found themselves utterly vanquished by its endless mountain climbs; of how the biography of Colombia's first cycling superstar was written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Then, following the story through to the seventies and eighties, he shows how Colombia's cyclists began to make their mark abroad, even in the ultimate competition, the Tour de France - and, while they may have lacked the team discipline and the pace training to win the race itself, how to them the premier accolade was to become King of the Mountains, by beating everyone else in the Tour's most drainin
Category: Sports & Recreation

I M The King Of The Mountain

Author : Joy Cowley
ISBN : 0478204787
Genre : Readers (Elementary)
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A flea proves who is really king of the mountain.
Category: Readers (Elementary)

King Of The Mountain

Author : Arnold M. Ludwig
ISBN : 0813170389
Genre : Political Science
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People may choose to ignore their animal heritage by interpreting their behavior as divinely inspired, socially purposeful, or even self-serving, all of which they attribute to being human, but they masticate, fornicate, and procreate, much as chimps and apes do, so they should have little cause to get upset if they learn that they act like other primates when they politically agitate, debate, abdicate, placate, and administrate, too.”—from the book King of the Mountain presents the startling findings of Arnold M. Ludwig’s eighteen-year investigation into why people want to rule. The answer may seem obvious—power, privilege, and perks—but any adequate answer also needs to explain why so many rulers cling to power even when they are miserable, trust nobody, feel besieged, and face almost certain death. Ludwig’s results suggest that leaders of nations tend to act remarkably like monkeys and apes in the way they come to power, govern, and rule. Profiling every ruler of a recognized country in the twentieth century—over 1,900 people in all­­, Ludwig establishes how rulers came to power, how they lost power, the dangers they faced, and the odds of their being assassinated, committing suicide, or dying a natural death. Then, concentrating on a smaller sub-set of 377 rulers for whom more extensive personal information was available, he compares six different kinds of leaders, examining their characteristics, their childhoods, and their mental stability or instability to identify the main predictors of later political success. Ludwig’s penetrating observations, though presented in a lighthearted and entertaining way, offer important insight into why humans have engaged in war throughout recorded history as well as suggesting how they might live together in peace.
Category: Political Science

King Of The Mountain

Author : Ron Feulner
ISBN : LCCN:96134937
Genre : Saratoga County (N.Y.)
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Category: Saratoga County (N.Y.)

King Of The Mountain

Author : Pete Fromm
ISBN : 081170937X
Genre : Fiction
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Eighteen stories deal with people's relationship to nature, including a first-time hunter, a hunting accident, a fisherman and his deaf brother, and a college boy's difficult relationship with his alcoholic father
Category: Fiction

Kings Of The Mountain

Author : Morgan Brice
ISBN : 164795004X
Genre : Fiction
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Fast cars. Outlaw country boys. Snarky werewolves, vengeful ghosts, and menacing monsters. Dawson King's family has been hunting things that go bump in the night in Transylvania County, North Carolina, since before the Revolutionary War. Dawson was never happier than when he was racing his souped-up Mustang along winding mountain roads and hunting monsters with his best friend, Grady. Then Grady fell in love with him, which should have been perfect since Dawson had already fallen hard for Grady. But Grady was only seventeen, and Dawson feared that sooner or later, Grady would realize his feelings were just a first crush, and then he'd be gone, leaving Dawson devastated. They both needed space to figure things out. So Dawson joined the army, while Grady stayed on the mountain. Four years later, Dawson is coming home. He's more sure than ever Grady is his forever love, and they've both agreed to begin this new aspect of their relationship as soon as Dawson gets back. Then Grady's father is killed in a werewolf hunt gone wrong. Grady is devastated, and he's throwing mixed signals about moving forward. Dawson knows he needs to hold off on this new thing between them until Grady has time to grieve. But monsters never sleep, and one hunt after another throws Dawson and Grady into constant danger, while tension and unresolved feelings ripple between them. Making it even harder, Dawson's got a secret. He's dreamed of death omens-which point to something stalking Grady. Can Dawson figure out who's trying to kill Grady, save his life, and win back his heart? Plenty of mutual pining, hurt/comfort, spooky chills, sexy thrills, and a very happy ending. The Kings of the Mountain is the first novel in the series. It is a MM romance intended for readers 18 years of age and older.
Category: Fiction

King Of The Mountain

Author : Bill Martin
ISBN : PSU:000044188702
Genre : Animals
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A boy, several animals, an astronaut, and a star name the kingdoms they rule over.
Category: Animals

King Of The Mountain

Author : Billy Jaynes Chandler
ISBN : 0875801404
Genre : Social Science
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During his brief, violent, romantic career in the 1940s, bandit chief Salvatore Giuliano entranced the common folk of Sicily, fascinated the world's journalists, and exasperated the authorities who sought to apprehend him. At last his story is told accurately and compassionately.
Category: Social Science