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Upon Further Review

Author : Michael Cocchiarale
ISBN : 0275980502
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examines the ways in which American fiction writers and poets have used sports figures and sporting events in order to comment on issues of race, gender, class, and nationality
Category: Literary Criticism

Upon Further Review

Author : Mike Pesca
ISBN : 9781455596997
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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From Mike Pesca, host of the popular Slate podcast The Gist, comes the greatest sports minds imagining how the world would change if a play, trade, injury, or referee's call had just gone the other way. "Intriguing...thought provoking...delightful." --The Washington Post No announcer ever proclaimed: "Up Rises Frazier!" "Havlicek commits the foul, trying to steal the ball!" or "The Giants Lose the Pennant, The Giants Lose The Pennant!" Such moments are indelibly etched upon the mind of every sports fan. Or rather, they would be, had they happened. Sports are notoriously games of inches, and when we conjure the thought of certain athletes - like Bill Buckner or Scott Norwood - we can't help but apply a mental tape measure to the highlight reels of our minds. Players, coaches, and of course fans, obsess on the play when they ask, "What if?" Upon Further Review is the first book to answer that question. Upon Further Review is a book of counterfactual sporting scenarios. In its pages the reader will find expertly reported histories, where one small event is flipped on its head, and the resulting ripples are carefully documented, the likes of... What if the U.S. Boycotted Hitler's Olympics? What if Bobby Riggs beat Billie Jean King? What if Bucky Dent popped out at the foot of the Green Monster? What if Drew Bledsoe never got hurt? Upon Further Review takes classic arguments conducted over pints in a pub and places them in the hands of dozens of writers, athletes, and historians. From turning points that every sports fan rues or celebrates, to the forgotten would-be inflection points that defined sports, Upon Further Review answers age old questions, and settles the score, even if the score bounced off the crossbar.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Hobey Baker

Author : Tim Rappleye
ISBN : 1943995737
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He was America's most dashing athlete, the pride of Princeton. Hobey Baker, the aristo- cratic Ivy League sports hero and, later, a glamorous World War I fighter pilot. From the outside, U.S. Army Captain Hobey Baker had it all: good looks, a glamorous fiancé, war medals for bravery, and a sports resume second to none. And then it all came crashing down, barely a month following the Armistice. Over the years, questions emerged: Why did Baker take that ill-fated flight in the first place? What prompted his lover to abandon him? Why did he fight his orders to return home from war? Hobey Baker, Upon Further Review distills a century's worth of clues to solve the mystery of a death that has confounded us all.

Football And Philosophy

Author : Michael W. Austin
ISBN : 9780813139029
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Football and Philosophy: Going Deep investigates many of the issues surrounding the nation's biggest sport. From a review of the flaws of the Bowl Championship Series, to a study of the violence inherent in the game, to an examination of Vince Lombardi's views on winning, the essays in this collection tackle the moral and philosophical principles behind gridiron competition. The result is an insightful, humorous, and original book that will engage all fans of the game.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Impact Of The 2012 Olympic And Paralympic Games

Author : K. Dixon
ISBN : 9781137405081
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics were seen as a success and the hosts were praised for the promotion of equality, tolerance and unity as well as inspiring a legacy to continue these values. This volume contains a collection of sociological case studies which critically assess the diverse impacts of London 2012 and its key controversies.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Chuck Klosterman On Film And Television

Author : Chuck Klosterman
ISBN : 9781451624786
Genre : Social Science
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From Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; Chuck Klosterman IV; and Eating the Dinosaur, these essays are now available in this ebook collection for fans of Klosterman’s writing on film and television.
Category: Social Science

Measuring Disaster Preparedness

Author : Margaret O'Leary
ISBN : 9780595317080
Genre : Social Science
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Measuring Disaster Preparedness is the seminal work on using measurement to manage the disaster preparation process. Its audience is that diverse group of local leaders and public servants whom communities of various types and sizes will hold to account to plan for, mitigate, and if necessary, respond to natural-and unnatural-disasters. Written by a seasoned expert with almost two decades of institutional and field experience in indicator development and application, Measuring Disaster Preparedness describes the elements of performance measurement, and provides guidance on how to manage the indicator development process, summarize data, and use indicator data to improve readiness. Measuring Disaster Preparedness is an essential resource for all who are involved in working to strengthen the resilience of their communities in the face of unpredictable disasters, including terrorist acts.
Category: Social Science