Rush To Glory

Author: Tom Rubython
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762796979
Size: 17.96 MB
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Rush To Glory from the Author: Tom Rubython. The greatest duel in FORMULA 1 history: the 1976 season between Austrian Niki Lauda and Britain's James Hunt. As the '75 season ended, Hunt was out of FORMULA 1 racing while Lauda was world champion and the odds-on favorite for ’76 with a year’s contract ahead of him and Enzo Ferrari begging him to sign a multi-year deal. James Hunt, without a drive until Emerson Fittipaldi broke his McLaren contract, grabbed the McLaren drive with both hands and the help of friend John Hogan and Marlboro cigarettes. The result? Two drivers in an epic sixteen-race battle across the globe for the '76 title, ultimately decided by a single point. Fame, wealth, drugs, sex, and the rest of globetrotting 1970s FORMULA 1 racing are encompassed in the Lauda vs. Hunt duel. At the '76 German Grand Prix, Lauda nearly died in a fiery crash, only to emerge six weeks later, severe burns on his face and head, to pursue his rivalry with Hunt. It all came down to the last race, a rain-soaked affair in Japan, where Hunt won the championship by the slimmest possible margin. The book is a study in contrasts during an era of Brut aftershave and disco sex parties. James Hunt, legendary philanderer and FORMULA 1 rock star, versus supernatural racer Niki Lauda, who in '75 set the first sub-seven minute lap around the Ring.

Rush To Glory

Author: Robert L. Hecker
Publisher: Double Dragon Publishing
ISBN: 9781894841344
Size: 34.74 MB
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Rush To Glory from the Author: Robert L. Hecker. Robert L. Hecker's, Rush to Glory, lays open the lives to two rival brothers, Hal and Luke Bailey, opposites in every way, one of a more gentle nature, and the other possessed of unrelenting ambition. Set against the backdrop of W.W.II with all of Europe aflame, Hal proves that failure is often in the eye of the beholder and that success to one man is often total devastation to another. Determined to do his duty for his country, Hal enlists in the Air Force, is trained as a bombardier, and finds himself assigned to his brother's command in Thorpewood, England, base of the 300th Bomb Group. Luke, worried that Hal will somehow diminish his rise to the top, takes a tough stance with Hal and places him at the mercy of not only the German war machine, but also at the mercy of his comrades-in-arms. As Hal observes, "Apparently here when you gambled you had to do it with an intensity that was life or death; when you danced, you had to perform a ritual to living; and if you drank, you had to pour the liquor down as though there would never be any more."

Emmitt Smith

Author: Roland Lazenby
Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
ISBN: 9781572435445
Size: 50.53 MB
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Emmitt Smith from the Author: Roland Lazenby. In twelve seasons, Emmitt Smith became the new leading rusher in the NFL, won four annual rushing titles, three Super Bowl titles, and a league and Super Bowl (XXVII) MVP award.

Oh My Glory

Author: Denise Rush
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595494595
Size: 54.36 MB
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Oh My Glory from the Author: Denise Rush. Sports define Marion. In the early 1920s, she would rather play ball with the boys in her backyard cow pasture than with dolls. Between family duties, it is there that she hones her batting and fielding skills. In 1936, upon graduation from Malden High School, she earns a spot as first baseman for the women's professional softball team: The Boston Olympets, who, during World War II, played in the Boston Garden and other arenas against rivals throughout New England and Canada. These ladies might be considered the "dream team" of women, some of whose lives and plays at the plate were later portrayed in the movie A League of Their Own by Rosie O'Donnell, Madonna, and Geena Davis. Fate and Uncle Sam intervened for Marion, however, and she was unable to become one of those Racine Belles. Glory and fame seemed lost forever-or so it would seem. Time has passed and new opponents have come to challenge her. At war with illness-cancer, broken bones, and congestive heart failure-she has persevered, sporting her characteristic positive attitude. Now is her time; she has earned her glory, and, at 90+ years, Marion remains In A League of Her Own.

Crimson Throne

Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 0143418637
Size: 41.85 MB
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Has Science Displaced The Soul

Author: Kevin J. Sharpe
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742542648
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Has Science Displaced The Soul from the Author: Kevin J. Sharpe. Religion tells us that God is love but neuroscience counters with love as a well-timed trickle of transmitters and hormones. With doctorates in both mathematics and theology, Kevin Sharpe explores these notions and asks the question Has Science Displaced the Soul?

Truth And Glory

Author: Charla Clay
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477109838
Size: 11.77 MB
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Truth And Glory from the Author: Charla Clay. My book is about inspirational spiritual poetry. It is used to encourage self-worth and self-esteem. It is made to help people understand how to manage with life when times are hard and frustrating. When your future doesnt seem clear they are made to help you find your way. They edify and build strength in despair. They inspire you to never give up and life is never a mistake. It takes all kinds of people to make the world an exciting place. You should always stand out and be counted. As a human race we should not be judged as imperfect in the eyes of man. We are perfect as god made us. Reproving self only causes us to not be whole and compromise existence. With this attitude no one will never measure up. It is time out for the human race to stop beating up on self and others and enlighten who we are as Gods creation.

Glory Days

Author: Joyce Mandeville
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0751556785
Size: 26.15 MB
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Glory Days from the Author: Joyce Mandeville. Wall Street crashes in New York and the world is reeling - but all Glory is worried about is the drunken priest and why fat Aunt Flo is always upset. But when Glory goes into the woods one day with her best friend Pammy, something happens. Something terrifying, which leaves Pammy convinced that the Virgin Mary has saved them. Glory isn't so sure, but she asks the Virgin for a miracle anyway. And gets it: a pair of much-desired 'Mary Jane' shoes. Soon miracles are happening two-a-penny: the drunken priest dries out, Aunt Flo gets her wish and her mother develops strange powers. But the story soon gets out and, once the dead town starts to thrive again, problems emerge . . . Curious, quirky and magical, this is a novel of childhood, belief and love set in the heart of America.

Gold Rush

Author: Robynne Eagan
Publisher: Teaching and Learning Company
ISBN: 1773442961
Size: 62.59 MB
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Gold Rush from the Author: Robynne Eagan. Which would you rather do: read about the gold rush? or dip your pan into an icy-cold riverbed, scoop out some rocks and mud, swish it around in the rushing water and discover glistening, glittery flakes of gold? This exciting new series is designed not only to bring history to life for your students, these activities actually bring history into your classroom! Children will have the opportunity to become a part of the exciting adventure as they experience firsthand the lure of gold and the harsh realities of mining life. Fascinating "nuggets" of information about this rare and precious metal, active explorations of the Californian and Alaskan gold rushes, role-playing investigations of the mining life - even a sourdough starter recipe - are included. Teachers are provided with background information, source materials and resources. So push back the desks and roll up your sleeves - here is history in the making!

Rush And Philosophy

Author: Jim Berti
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812697294
Size: 58.65 MB
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Rush And Philosophy from the Author: Jim Berti. The progressive/hard rock band Rush has never been as popular as it is now. A documentary film about the band, Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, which was released in the summer of 2010 has been universally well received. They had a cameo in the movie I Love You Man. Their seven-part song “2112” was included in a version of “Guitar Hero” released in 2010. The group even appeared on The Colbert Report. Even legendary trios such as Led Zeppelin, Cream, and The Police don’t enjoy the commitment and devotion that Rush’s fans lavish on Alex, Geddy, and Neil. In part, this is because Rush is equally devoted to its fans. Since their first album in 1974, they have released 18 additional albums and toured the world following nearly every release. Today, when other 70s-bands have either broken up or become nostalgia acts, Rush continues to sell out arenas and amphitheatres and sell albums—to date Rush has sold over 40 million albums. They are ranked fourth after The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Aerosmith for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums by a rock band. Rush’s success is also due to its intellectual approach to music and sound. The concept album 2112 made Rush a world-class band and cemented its reputation as the thinking-person’s progressive rock trio. Rush’s interest in political philosophy, mind-control, the nature of free-will, of individuality, and our relationship to machines makes Rush a band that matters and which speaks to its fans directly and honestly like no other. Lyricist Niel Peart has even built a following by writing books, both about his motorcycle travels and about the tragic death of his daughter, which have only furthered the respect Rush’s fans have for (arguably) rock’s greatest drummer and lyricist. Fiercely independent of trends, Rush has maintained a clear mission and purpose throughout their career. With the unique “Rush sound,” the band has been able to blend thought-provoking lyrics and music for almost four decades. The Rush style of music can trigger the unusual combination of air-drumming, air-guitar, singing along, and fist-pumping, just as much as it can thoughtful reflection and deep thinking, making Rush “The Thinking Man’s Band.” Rush and Philosophy does not set out to sway the public’s opinion, nor is it an awkward gushing of how much the authors love Rush. Rush and Philosophy is a fascinating look at the music and lyrics of the band, setting out to address thought-provoking questions. For example, elements of philosophical thinking from the likes of Jean Paul-Sartre, Ayn Rand, and Plato can be found in Peart’s lyrics; does this make Peart a disciple of philosophy? In what ways has technology influenced the band through the decades? Can there be too much technology for a power-trio? Can listening to Rush’s music and lyrics lead listeners to think more clearly, responsibly, and happily? Is the band’s music a “pleasant distraction” from the singing of Geddy Lee? In what ways is Rush Canadian? How can a band that has been referred to as “right-wing” also criticize big government, religion, and imperialism? Rush and Philosophy is written by an assortment of philosophers and scholars with eclectic and diverse backgrounds who love Rush’s music and who “get” the meaning and importance of it. They discuss Rush with the enthusiasm of fan. The book will be a must-read for the many fans who have long known that Rush deserves as much respect as the ideas, concepts, and puzzles about human existence they write and compose music about.