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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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Now a New York Times bestseller! "Intriguing...thought provoking...delightful." --The Washington Post 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. 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

Upon Further Review

Author : Joel League
ISBN : 154561458X
Genre : Religion
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Bible teachers have always tried to find the connection between contemporary culture and the ancient scriptures. This book, Upon Further Review, is an uncompromising attempt to bridge that gap. Pastors and readers will appreciate the original thoughts that come to light and hopefully will be challenged by the insights of the author. What could be more contemporary than a football referee making a critical review on whether the earlier decision made by an official will stand as is, be confirmed, or be over-ruled. As long as Jesus has the final say on any issue in our life, He can turn it into something good. Joel League has been in Christian ministry for over forty years, primarily as Pastor of Living Waters Church in Shelbyville, KY. His passion in ministry is the "Word of God" preached and rightly divided, to impart the truth that believers may grow in faith. This passion is surpassed only by his love and devotion for the person and presence of Jesus Messiah. Following seven years of military service, Joel heard the call of God for his life, "Shepherd My People." In answering this call he has pastored congregations in Arkansas and Kentucky. Pastor League graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY, earning a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree. Joel and his wife, Carol, have two children and seven grandchildren.
Category: Religion

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.
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Building Conflict Competent Teams

Author : Craig E. Runde
ISBN : 9780470428207
Genre : Business & Economics
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Understanding how to cool down, slow down, and engage the naturally occurring conflicts among team members is critical to the ultimate success of a team. With this book, your team and its members will gain a deeper understanding of how conflict emerges and how to respond in ways that will leverage conflicts to their advantage. Team members will learn the importance of establishing a safe team climate, agreeing on processes to guide interactions, and use of constructive communication skills in order to develop a conflict competent team. As the authors say, conflict is not to be avoided, but embraced and explored. This often results in new, previously unimagined opportunities, solutions and results. The authors include stories, interviews, and examples that provide entertaining and thought provoking insights. They dedicate one chapter to techniques and processes for addressing team conflict that has gone awry. Runde and Flanagan also include useful tips and tools for assessing your team?s current state of conflict competence and suggestions for addressing the challenges of today?s virtual and geographically dispersed teams.
Category: Business & Economics