Battleground Sports 2 Volumes

Author: Michael Atkinson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313087873
Size: 59.31 MB
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Battleground Sports 2 Volumes from the Author: Michael Atkinson. Mega-events like the Olympics, the World Cup of soccer, the World Series of baseball, cycling's Tour de France, and the Super Bowl draw our attention to the deep cultural significance of sport and its role in fostering social bonds. Yet when it comes to sport, there is no shortage of debate: stereotypes regarding sexuality, race, gender, and children have been hotly contested by critics for over 40 years. Even today, sport is one of the very few socially accepted sites of violence, intense competition and controlled forms of social disorder. Battleground: Sports presents the 100 most contentious public and private controversies of the sports world. Highlighted throughout are debates surrounding ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and social identity, sports fan behavior, as well as the role of governments and corporations. Engaging and accessible to a wide variety of readers, this fascinating reference illustrates how sports controversies reflect the historically enduring and changing nature of our broader cultures, and the social battles we engage on a day-to-day basis surrounding the struggles for equality, debates about social violence, the ethics of competition, the politics of civic life, the creation of global communities, and the State's role in protecting citizens. Entries contain an array of thoughtful perspectives on historic and current controversies, and allow readers to formulate their own conclusions. Enhanced with a timeline, a thorough guide of print and electronic resources for high school and undergraduate student research, this one-stop reference goes beyond the newspaper headlines to provide readers with a guide map for understanding what sport controversies teach us about our culture and ourselves.

Blood Sports

Author: Eden Robinson
Publisher: Emblem Editions
ISBN: 155199156X
Size: 63.91 MB
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Blood Sports from the Author: Eden Robinson. This eagerly anticipated new novel is Eden Robinson’s most satisfying, disturbing, and addictive to date. A new novel from one of our best young writers, Blood Sports is the tough, gritty story of the brutal cat-and-mouse relationship between two cousins — Tom and Jeremy Bauer — set in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. Tom, a young man, hardly innocent, has been caught up over the years in Jeremy’s world of drugs, extortion, and prostitutes, while Jeremy, vindictive, vicious, either protects Tom or uses him, but always controls him. Added to the mix is Paulie, a junkie two years clean and Tom’s girlfriend, and also the mother of his daughter. This lethal triangle shifts when word gets out Tom has been talking to the police, and men from the past who have a lot to lose reappear. Suddenly Tom and Paulie are pawns in a much larger game, with everything at stake. With the storytelling skill and engrossing characterizations that have made her previous books so popular, Robinson keeps the tension humming in this riveting novel. This is Eden Robinson at the height of her powers. “I was born on the same day as Edgar Allan Poe and Dolly Parton. I am absolutely certain that this affects my writing in some way.” —Eden Robinson From the Hardcover edition.

The History Of Opposition To Blood Sports In Twentieth Century England

Author: Michael Tichelar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315399768
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The History Of Opposition To Blood Sports In Twentieth Century England from the Author: Michael Tichelar. An interdisciplinary social history, this book examines the major pressures and influences that brought about the remarkable growth of opposition to hunting in twentieth century England. With public opinion consistently deciding from the middle of the century onward that hunting mammals for sport was cruel and unacceptable, it would appear that the controversy over hunting has all but been decided, though hunting yet remains ‘at bay’. Based on a range of cultural, social, literary and political sources drawn from a variety of academic disciplines, including history, sociology, geography, psychology and anthropology, The History of Opposition to Blood Sports in Twentieth Century England accounts for the change in our relationship with animals that occurred in the course of the twentieth century, shedding light on the manner in which this resulted in the growth in opposition to hunting and other blood sports. With evidence comprising a mixture of primary and secondary historical sources, together with documentary films, opinion polls, Mass Observation records, political party archives, and the findings of sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists and geographers, this book will appeal to scholars and students across the social sciences and historians with an interest in human–animal relations.

The Speedicut Papers Book 2 1848 1857

Author: Christopher Joll
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1491879114
Size: 29.62 MB
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The Speedicut Papers Book 2 1848 1857 from the Author: Christopher Joll. In Book 2 of The Speedicut Papers, readers are taken on a headlong dash through long forgot-ten wars starting with the First Schleswig War of 1848, inadvertently started by Speedicut, and ending with the Anglo-Persian War of 1857, in whose origins he also played a major role. In between, Speedicut has uncomfortably close encounters with a well-known Hungarian Count in Berlin and La Dame aux Camellias in Paris, travels to the United States where he is hunted by Pinkerton agents, nearly wrecks the Great Exhibition, contrives that Lord Cardigan catches the pox, is captured by the Russians at the outset of the Crimean War and, on his re-lease, spends time with the notorious Cockney grande horizon tale, Cora Pearl. ..

Blood Sports

Author: Eden Robinson
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480490466
Size: 55.21 MB
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Blood Sports from the Author: Eden Robinson. A young man with a questionable past must survive a nightmare of terror and torture in this dark and powerful thriller from one of Canada’s most acclaimed contemporary authors The Downtown Eastside in Vancouver, Canada, is about as close to urban hell as you can get in the Western Hemisphere. Yet in this cauldron of drugs, shattered dreams, and extreme violence, Tom Bauer and his girlfriend, Paulie—both ex-junkies and parents of baby Melody—are trying to make a life for themselves. For years, Tom, an epileptic, was firmly under the thumb of his psychopathic criminal cousin Jeremy, who dragged Tom down into a netherworld of addiction, prostitution, pornography, sadism, and murder. But those days are over, or so Tom believes—until the day that he returns home from work to find two vicious thugs waiting for him and Paulie, and little Mel gone. What happens next will change Tom’s life forever and outdo every horror that still dwells in the shadows of his memory. In this sequel to her critically acclaimed novella “Contact Sports,” author Eden Robinson returns to the gritty urban landscape of inner-city Vancouver and offers a disturbing view of human lives on a razor’s edge. A story that jumps freely backward and forward in time, presented in a brilliant and unconventional tapestry of literary styles, Robinson’s second novel is truly a mind-blowing experience that will thrill, move, enthrall, and horrify readers in equal measure.


Author: Andrew Thoms
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483592030
Size: 31.64 MB
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Bloodsports from the Author: Andrew Thoms. The story as described briefly above moves rapidly around the US and Europe, from the unmatched summer and fall beauty followed inevitably by the frozen tundra of Minnesota to Washington D.C. to the colorful landscapes of New Mexico, to Madrid, Prague, and of course Moscow. Backdropped by 1980's political icons who are unknowing witnesses to the intrigue and danger swirling around them, the players take their desperate fight to the enemy completely on their own. Main characters include (1) the brilliant, egotistical leader of the team, Robert Templeton- formerly a hero at CIA for engineering one of the greatest Soviet defections in history, now relegated to a closet office as a lowly analyst at National Security Office (2) his most trusted lieutenant while at CIA, now retired legendary operative Albert Donaldson, a clandestine soldier's soldier who had made a mess of his personal life and was trying to make amends (3) Billy Bouchee, a drug dealing, hard partying former elite Canadian Airborne soldier and short time (fired for drug use) CIA operative, sporting a 160 IQ, a way with the ladies, and personal demons which are always present and accounted for, who will do about anything for money- an unlikely choice for such an important mission but who happened to possess the unique skills (including hockey) needed. There is also the lovely, stubborn and mature beyond her years daughter of Albert Donaldson, who has her own mission, the defector who made Templeton's early career, who hears from an old source inside the Soviet Union and initiates the mission, an NSA math whiz (Templeton's lady friend), a former love of Billy's, the only real constant in his life, and a young detective who could sabotage the entire mission. With the US government and the Russian KGB both looking to take them all down, the stakes and body count rise as do the odds against them. It will end, one way or the other, at the 1985 World Hockey Tournament in Prague. USA versus Russia. Who will prevail?

Blood Sport

Author: Tim Elfrink
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698158474
Size: 18.98 MB
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Blood Sport from the Author: Tim Elfrink. The definitive and dramatic story of the Alex Rodriguez and Biogenesis scandal, written by the reporters who broke and covered the story On January 29th, 2013, an exposé by Miami New Times reporter Tim Elfrink set the sports world on fire. Elfrink revealed that a Miami clinic, Biogenesis, had been supplying illegal performance enhancing drugs – PEDs – to many of the nation’s top baseball stars. One name stood out among all the others: Alex Rodriguez, the highest-earning player in the game. Over the next year and more the story would unravel with incredible details about tanning salon robberies, coded text messages, and furtive steroid injections in the men’s room. In late 2013 Alex Rodriguez would be hit with the longest suspension in MLB history, prompting an ugly fight between him and top league brass. Fourteen other players, including superstar Ryan Braun, were also given shorter suspensions. Tony Bosch, Biogenesis’s founder, would appear on 60 Minutes in an effort to tell his side of the story. What’s already been reported in the press has been fascinating; but the story behind the headlines that Elfrink and Newsday reporter Gus Garcia-Roberts have unearthed is even more dramatic and full of new, shocking details. Using exclusive documents, never-before-reported records and interviews with top sources, this book takes the reader inside drug deals, athletes’ mansions, and confidential suspension hearings to tell the true story behind the sport’s continuing PED crisis. Both news-breaking sports journalism and wild South Florida noir, Blood Sport is simultaneously a revelatory record of the steroid and PED era’s continuing evolution and a call to arms for how to end it – this time, for good.

Sports In America From Colonial Times To The Twenty First Century An Encyclopedia

Author: Steven A. Riess
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317459466
Size: 56.29 MB
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Sports In America From Colonial Times To The Twenty First Century An Encyclopedia from the Author: Steven A. Riess. Provides practical help for the day-to-day concerns that keep managers awake at night. This book aims to fill the gap between the legal and policy issues that are the mainstay of human resources and supervision courses and the real-world needs of managers as they attempt to cope with the human side of their jobs.

Blood Sport

Author: Emma Griffin
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300116281
Size: 75.57 MB
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Blood Sport from the Author: Emma Griffin. Nearly a decade of divisive debate over foxhunting in Britain culminated with the passage of the Hunting with Dogs Act of 2004. But the battle over the future of hunting is not yet resolved, and polarizing right-or-wrong debates continue undiminished. This book recounts the history of hunting in Britain and offers a fresh perspective on conflicts.

The Chicago Sports Reader

Author: Steven A. Riess
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 025207615X
Size: 54.85 MB
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The Chicago Sports Reader from the Author: Steven A. Riess. A celebration of the fast, the strong, the agile, and the tricky throughout Chicago's storied sports history