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La Sports

Author : Wayne Wilson
ISBN : 9781682260524
Genre : History
File Size : 26.21 MB
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LA Sports brings together sixteen essays covering various aspects of the development and changing nature of sport in one of America’s most fascinating and famous cities. The writers cover a range of topics, including the history of car racing and ice skating, the development of sport venues, the power of the Mexican fan base in American soccer leagues, the intersecting life stories of Jackie and Mack Robinson, the importance of the Showtime Lakers, the origins of Muscle Beach and surfing, sport in Hollywood films, and more.
Category: History

Olympic Dreams

Author : Guoqi XU
ISBN : 9780674045422
Genre : History
File Size : 75.65 MB
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Already the world has seen the political, economic, and cultural significance of hosting the 2008 Olympics in Beijing—in policies instituted and altered, positions softened, projects undertaken. But will the Olympics make a lasting difference? This book approaches questions about the nature and future of China through the lens of sports—particularly as sports finds its utmost international expression in the Olympics.
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of Sports Films

Author : K Edgington
ISBN : 0810876531
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 67.55 MB
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In this reference volume, more than 200 fictional feature-length movies with a primary focus on an athletic endeavor are discussed, including comedies, dramas, and biopics. Brief summaries and credit information are provided for an additional 200 films, and appendixes include made-for-teleivion movies and documentaries.
Category: Performing Arts

The Good Life Chronicles

Author : D. J. Blue
ISBN : 9781418488420
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 73.91 MB
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The Good Life was a publication that was sent out on a semi-regular basis to a small group of friends/colleagues/subscribers beginning in November 1993 and concluding in September 2002. This book is a compilation of those issues. The subject material is varied and diverse---the bulk of it is a recounting of real life experiences, both mundane and dramatic, frequently analyzed from sociological, philosophical, psychological and humanistic perspectives. It also includes commentary on sociological issues, as well as topical commentary on the events of the day: the O.J. Simpson trial, the death of Princess Diana, and September 11, 2001. Sports topics of the day are discussed, and a smattering of poetry is also included, as well as reader commentary. It is an open-minded and multi-faceted book unlike any other you have read or will read.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

What S Next The Experts Guide

Author : Jane Buckingham
ISBN : 9780061755828
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 67.36 MB
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The author of The Modern Girl's Guide to Life asks fifty experts, artists, business leaders, trendsetters, doctors, athletes, environmentalists, and intellectuals What will the next decade look like? Where are we headed? That is the question professional trendspotter Jane Buckingham posed to fifty influential leaders in a wide variety of fields—and their responses are surprising, provocative, compelling, and important. The result of her conversations with some of the most fascinating men and women in America today, What's Next is an essential collection of highly individual perspectives on tomorrow's world, including: Our world is changing faster than ever. The essential insights offered in What's Next can help us keep up—and stay ahead. Acclaimed writer Reza Aslan's belief that American Islam may become the model for Islam throughout the rest of the world Attorney Alan Dershowitz's views on the very scientific future of criminal defense law Campaign adviser Joe Trippi's thoughts on how politics will be turned upside down . . . and more Our world is changing faster than ever. The essential insights offered in What's Next can help us keep up—and stay ahead.
Category: Social Science

Forbes Best Business Mistakes

Author : Bob Sellers
ISBN : 0470768339
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 68.21 MB
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Today's top business leaders reveal how to make even the biggest mistakes work for you Forbes Best Business Mistakes reveals practical lessons from some of today's most successful business leaders to show you how to turn a bad business situation into a success. Based on exclusive sit-down interviews with some of today's most successful men and women, author Bob Sellers shares their stories to provide valuable insights and lessons that can help you can learn from their mistakes. Those profiled in Forbes Best Business Mistakes include the likes of Wall Street guru Peter Lynch, larger-than-life media personalities Jim Cramer and Suze Orman, legendary CEO Jack Welch, and newcomer Jason Kilar, CEO of Hulu, who is poised to change the movie and TV industry landscape as we know it forever. Other names include PIMCO's Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian and Home Depot Founder Arthur Blank. Reveal how top business and financial leaders turned their biggest mistakes into success stories Based on exclusive interviews with some of today's most successful professionals, from Jason Kilar of Hulu to Suze Orman Contains practical lessons on how you can turn a bad business situation around As Malcolm Forbes put it, "Failure is success if we learn from it." Forbes Best Business Mistakes shares the missteps of others so you can learn from them, be inspired by them, and succeed where you may not have seen opportunity before.
Category: Business & Economics

The Good The Bad The Ugly Los Angeles Lakers

Author : Steven Travers
ISBN : 9781617491382
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 63.90 MB
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What fans don't love to relive the good times of their favorite team? Likewise, in a twisted sort of way, what fans can really resist a self-pitying look back on some of those times that tested their allegiance? Those forgettable games, seasons, and plays that made the good times even better?The Good, the Bad, & the Uglypresents all the best moments and personalities in the history of the Los Angeles Lakers. It also unmasks, but doesn't revel in, the bad, the regrettably awful and the unflinchingly ugly. In entertaining—and unsparing—fashion, this book sparkles with Lakers highlights, lowlights, wonderful and wacky memories, legends and goats, the famous and the infamous. You'll relive the thirty-three game win streak but also the failure to win it all in the 1960s. The dazzling passes of Magic Johnson but also the implosion of the 2004-2005 Lakers.The Good, the Bad, & the Uglyincludes the best and worst Lakers teams and players of all time, the most clutch performances and performers, the biggest choke jobs and chokers, great comebacks and blown leads, plus overrated and underrated Lakers players and coaches. There are Lakers you loved for all the right reasons, and those you couldn't stand, sublime and embarrassing records, and trades, both savvy and savagely bad. Brawls and fights. Rivalries. Compelling photos. And much, much more. If you're a through-thick-and-thin Lakers fan,The Good, the Bad, & the Uglyis especially for you. It will remind you of the good and great times and bring a knowing smile about some of those other times, when you proved to yourself just how loyal you are. For everyone else, this warts-and-all portrait of the Lakers will provide countless fond memories, goose bumps, and laughs.
Category: Sports & Recreation

This Pen For Hire

Author : Laura Levine
ISBN : 9781617736186
Genre : Fiction
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"I'm crazy about Laura Levine's mystery series. Her books are so outrageously funny." --Joanne Fluke Smarmy personals ads. Daring declarations of love. Freelance writer Jaine Austen has penned them all. But no one needs her help more than geeky, gawky Howard Murdoch. His request is simple enough: a letter proclaiming his undying love for Stacy Lawrence, a gorgeous aerobics instructor. The fact that he's never actually met the woman gives Jaine pause--yet she soon overcomes her misgivings, and the unlikely Romeo lands a date! But his triumph is short-lived. On Valentine's Day, Howard finds Stacy bludgeoned to death with a Thigh Master--and is quickly named the prime suspect. Jaine is shocked. Sure, Howard's awkward and eccentric. But a murderer? That's hard to believe. Especially after a little sleuthing reveals a plethora of people who harbored less-than-loving feelings towards the svelte Stacy. Now Jaine had better wrangle her clues quickly, before a crafty killer catches on--and puts a whole new spin on her ghost writing career. . . "Sheer fun!" --Carolyn Hart
Category: Fiction

Plunkett S Entertainment Media Industry Almanac 2006 The Only Complete Guide To The Technologies And Companies Changing The Way The World Shares En

Author : Jack W. Plunkett
ISBN : 9781593920517
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 86.23 MB
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The electronic age is bringing sweeping changes to entertainment and media of all kinds, including publishing, broadcasting and film. Multimedia, the Internet and other digital media outlets for entertainment and information are being refined at a rapid rate. Media giants are merging and making big acquisitions. This book covers these exciting developments and provides profiles on hundreds of leading firms in film, radio, television, cable, new media, and publishing of all types including books, magazines and newspapers. It contains thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. You'll get in-depth profiles of nearly 400 of the world's top Entertainment & Media firms: our own unique list of companies that are the leaders in this field. Here you'll find complete profiles of the hot companies that are making news today, the largest, most successful corporations in all facets of the Entertainment and Media Business, from broadcasters to film production companies, casino operators to theme park companies, publishers of books and magazines to video game designers, and much more. Our corporate profiles include executive contacts, growth plans, financial records, address, phone, fax and much more. This innovative book offers unique information, all indexed and cross-indexed more for each firm! Our industry analysis section provides an exceptional discussion of business and market trends. The book includes statistical tables covering revenues for several industry sectors. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key data.
Category: Business & Economics

Sports Market Place

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ISBN : UOM:35128000038677
Genre : Athletics
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Category: Athletics