After the decathlon was introduced in the 1912 Olympic Games, the All-Around, a one-day, ten-event track and field contest of endurance, speed, and strength was displaced. The lives and careers of 22 of the greatest All-Around men, as well as the history of the event itself, are finally given the treatment they deserve in this richly detailed book, which includes more than 20 photos.
In his very next 1880 appearance , at the Monasterevan Sports meeting , Davin captured the meeting's Challenge Cup , emblematic of the best all - around man , by winning seven ( ! ) events , exclusive of heats .
Author: Frank Zarnowski
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
A story about making dreams come true. "To desire a thing, and to have it, are synonymous terms with the great people of the American Republic." In this SF novel, a sequel to From the Earth to the Moon, Verne’s three travelers almost make it to the moon, flying around it in a homemade projectile. This book has been professionally formatted for e-readers and contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.
The house fronts glittered with flowers, flags, pictures, tapestries, and other decorations; the chimneys and roofs swarmed with men and boys cheerfully risking their necks every moment to get one glance at the "Moon men"; every window ...
Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Xist Publishing
This true contemporary story reads like pages ripped from a dime novel. All-Around rodeo cowboy, Mac Griffith, is gunned down after a barroom brawl. The shooter is arrested and charged with murder. At the ensuing trial, a cast of truly colorful western characters parade to the witness stand. It is their testimony—what they have to say and what they are not allowed to say—that leads the jury to make its ultimate decision. After a half-century this case is revisited, and this time those involved in the shooting tell all the graphic details of what happened, why it happened and what has played out in the aftermath. And you, the reader, have the opportunity, and perhaps the responsibility and obligation, to examine the testimony and facts of the case and come to a decision on whether a guilty man was allowed to walk free, or was the man who pulled the trigger acting within his constitutional rights when he stood his ground and took the life of another man. The final decision will be up to you, the 13th juror.
“Mac was at the tail end of the old-time cowboys, the men who were the backbone of the sport of rodeo. He was in the class along with men like Jim Shoulders, Casey Tibbs, and Deb Copenhagen. They were the salt of the earth; men who just ...
Author: Rick Steber
Publisher: Bonanza Publishing
Category: True Crime
A human rights lawyer travels to hot zones around the globe before and after 9/11 to document abuses by warlords, terrorists, and counterterrorism forces. John Sifton reminds us that human rights advocates can only shame the world into better behavior; to invoke rights is to invoke the force to uphold them, including the very violence they deplore.
Several journalists headed to Zhawar Kili after the strike and spoke with local leaders and the families of the dead, who confirmed the identities of the men killed: Daraz Khan, the tall man, about thirtyone, from the village of Lalazha ...
Author: John Sifton
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Social Science
We know all kinds of monsters. Vampires who suck human blood, werewolves who harass tourists in London or Paris, zombies who long to feast on our brains, or Godzilla, who is famous in and outside of Japan for destroying whole cities at once. Regardless of their monstrosity, all of these creatures are figments of the human mind and as real as they may seem, monsters are and always have been constructed by human beings. In other words, they are imagined. How they are imagined, however, depends on many different aspects and changes throughout history. The present volume provides an insight into the construction of monstrosity in different kinds of media, including literature, film, and TV series. It will show how and by whom monsters are really created, how time changes the perception of monsters and what characterizes specific monstrosities in their specific historical contexts. The book will provide valuable insights for scholars in different fields, whose interest focuses on either media studies or history.
... the power of men in society: therefore, women 1) could not enjoy the sex and passively accepted it and 2) were evil since they turned away from sexual congress with men.16 The necessity for the proof to maintain this discourse stems ...
Author: Verena Bernardi
Publisher: Vernon Press
Category: Social Science
Miracles All Around Us is a much-needed reminder that God continues to work in surprising ways to reveal Himself to us. These true-life stories of heaven touching earth, including contributions from such popular authors as Billy Graham, Philip Yancey, and Bruce Wilkinson, will fill you with the hope and assurance that God is active in the world today.
All of a sudden his attention was arrested by two Scriptures. Each was written in English, each had under it the ... He read out the two names and discovered they belonged to two of the very men at this moment in the room with him!
Author: John Van Diest
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Deborah Eisenberg's deeply etched and mysterious stories focus on individuals grappling with dislocations, ironies, and compromises levied by ordinary reality and the vivid, troubling worlds her characters inhabit. With lyrical and gleaming prose, Eisenberg pries open daily life to explore the hidden mechanisms of human behavior. "Eisenberg is an influential presence in contemporary short fiction with her strong portrayals of characters dealing with the confusion of modern life." - Library Journal
I'm sure you artistic types think we have it easy, and we do—aside from the normal quota of human misery, of course. ... Not to say...which is all very well, but come my age a lot of men look around and say, 'Wait, this is my life, ...
Author: Deborah Eisenberg
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
This anthology is the first to fully integrate the political and literary writings of Anglophone Caribbean authors in the Harlem Renaissance.
Continuing his story , Marcus went on to relate how he came to admire men who had fought their way to the top . Toussaint L'Ouverture , Napoleon , Antonio Maceo , * Booker T. Washingtonall serving their race in their own way and ...
Author: Cyril V. Briggs
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Category: Literary Collections
Looks at the astrological signs, from Aries to Pisces, to provide a deeper understanding of how each sign motivates growth and an evolution in consciousness.
Of course , it's still not something every man would consider doing ( the routines of housekeeping alone are perceived as undesirably feminizing to many men ) . Yet modern men with a water emphasis in their charts feel a natural ...
Author: Bil Tierney
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A suspenseful romantic action-packed thriller. A gorgeous young lady turned Most Wanted. A romantic trip and a love to die for. A hidden secret. An evil brutal regime practicing a cult they believe existed even before God created the world. Until the regime is stopped life is on the line. A must read. ABOUT THE SERIES EVELINA A secret cult that existed even before this world was created is still at the center of murder a thousand years later. A ruthless regime is using this cult to run rampage and havoc. A corrupt and evil world where murder is the norm. A place so dark and scary where they all come out in numbers where they are slaughtered in thousands. A place where they are naked:-no rights, hopes, or anything to hang on to. A place where the only hope and courage is the heart-engraved-belief that someone will solve God's Dilemma and rise to save humanity. A pledge to fight to the death because the sole existence of the regime is to restore the lost kingdom of darkness at humanity's expense. Where restoring it means slaughtering two-thirds of the world's population in 48 hours known as the 48 Hours of Darkness. It's a story of great courage in the face of death. The rise of Tomorrow's World Order citing the system as the root of all evil setting a collision course with the regime. The suspenseful questions are when and of what magnitude will the collision be and the devastating outcome? Will the regime allow a system change? Where stakes are high and the regime will defend the system at any cost will they succeed and at what cost? How can mankind survive the most feared devil's ghosts? Are you to be the lucky few to be spared in the 48 hours of darkness? Is mankind doomed or there is hope? What is God's Dilemma and can it really be solved? Unless God's Dilemma is solved mankind is doomed. A race against time where it's a matter of life or death for the strongest men let alone for Evelina caught up in all this. Will she survive the greatest manhunt since the world was created with everyone after her with the most powerful man demanding her too? Only one way to find out. Get this book right now.
The men looked at each other and dropped their guns to Caden's surprise and gratitude. He lowered his gun and walked back to the SUV. A frenzy of chanting startled him that he ran to the SUV. They all screamed and ran after him with ...
Author: David Gomadza
Publisher: David Gomadza
The Beautiful Music All Around Us presents the extraordinarily rich backstories of thirteen performances captured on Library of Congress field recordings between 1934 and 1942 in locations reaching from Southern Appalachia to the Mississippi Delta and the Great Plains. Including the children's play song "Shortenin' Bread," the fiddle tune "Bonaparte's Retreat," the blues "Another Man Done Gone," and the spiritual "Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down," these performances were recorded in kitchens and churches, on porches and in prisons, in hotel rooms and school auditoriums. Documented during the golden age of the Library of Congress recordings, they capture not only the words and tunes of traditional songs but also the sounds of life in which the performances were embedded: children laugh, neighbors comment, trucks pass by. Musician and researcher Stephen Wade sought out the performers on these recordings, their families, fellow musicians, and others who remembered them. He reconstructs the sights and sounds of the recording sessions themselves and how the music worked in all their lives. Some of these performers developed musical reputations beyond these field recordings, but for many, these tracks represent their only appearances on record: prisoners at the Arkansas State Penitentiary jumping on "the Library's recording machine" in a rendering of "Rock Island Line"; Ora Dell Graham being called away from the schoolyard to sing the jump-rope rhyme "Pullin' the Skiff"; Luther Strong shaking off a hungover night in jail and borrowing a fiddle to rip into "Glory in the Meetinghouse." Alongside loving and expert profiles of these performers and their locales and communities, Wade also untangles the histories of these iconic songs and tunes, tracing them through slave songs and spirituals, British and homegrown ballads, fiddle contests, gospel quartets, and labor laments. By exploring how these singers and instrumentalists exerted their own creativity on inherited forms, "amplifying tradition's gifts," Wade shows how a single artist can make a difference within a democracy. Reflecting decades of research and detective work, the profiles and abundant photos in The Beautiful Music All Around Us bring to life largely unheralded individuals--domestics, farm laborers, state prisoners, schoolchildren, cowboys, housewives and mothers, loggers and miners--whose music has become part of the wider American musical soundscape. The paperback edition does not include an accompanying CD.
Later that evening a dance occurs, and as couples waltz around the ranch house, the Cowgirl departs in tears, still unable to ... unattractive and her body ungainly ... leaving her dowdy in her dress and prim in her relations with men.
Author: Stephen Wade
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
I have always wanted to be a journalist. Even as a boy, I would get my mother to drive me into town to pick up sheets of newsprint at the local weekly newspaper shop. Back home with these sheets, I would sit at the kitchen table or at the desk in my bedroom, creating newspapers and magazines. I wrote such scintillating prose as, "My grandpa tells me he can't let his sheep get sick. My grandpa says a sick sheep is a dead sheep." In some cases, I would make extra copies of my publications and send them to my aunts and uncles and suggest that they might want to subscribe-at a reasonable rate, of course.
O morning stars, together Proclaim the holy birth, And praises sing to God the King And peace to men on earth. —From O Little Town of Bethlehem “The writer of that verse didn't say evening star,” Kaufmanis observes.
Author: Michael Larson
Category: Literary Collections
Focusing on Irish speakers in Catholic West Belfast, this ethnography on Irish language and identity explores the complexities of changing, and contradictory, senses of Irishness and shifting practices of 'Irish culture' in the domains of language, music, dance and sports. The author's theoretical approach to ethnicity and ethnic revivals presents an expanded explanatory framework for the social (re)production of ethnicity, theorizing the mutual interrelations between representations and cultural practices regarding their combined capacity to engender ethnic revivals. Relevant not only to readers with an interest in the intricacies of the Northern Irish situation, this book also appeals to a broader readership in anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, history and political science concerned with the mechanisms behind ethnonational conflict and the politics of culture and identity in general.
cycle of formal interviews with each one.8 In order to ensure that my interview questions adequately covered locally ... (three female, four male) aged 41–50; six (two female, four male) aged 51–60; three (all male) aged 61 or older.
Author: Olaf Zenker
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Category: Social Science
The Man You Never Knew You Knew It’s one of the most powerful and popular images in the history of space exploration: an astronaut in a snow-white spacesuit, untethered and floating alone in an expanse of blue. Bruce McCandless II is the man in that spacesuit, and Wonders All Around: The Incredible True Story of Astronaut Bruce McCandless II and the First Untethered Flight in Space is the thoroughly engrossing, extensively researched story of his inspiring life and groundbreaking accomplishments, as told by his son, a gifted writer and storyteller. Bruce McCandless II, a Navy fighter pilot, joined NASA in 1966. He was Houston’s capsule communicator—the person talking to the astronauts—as Apollo 11’s Neil Armstrong made his giant leap for mankind in 1969. McCandless supported subsequent Apollo flights and developed technology and techniques his fellow astronauts used during the Skylab program, working behind the scenes until he was chosen to ride Challenger into space on the tenth shuttle mission. When he stepped into the cosmos to test the Manned Maneuvering Unit, he became a space flight icon. But the road to that incredible feat was not the sure bet it should have been for such a gifted man. Bruce McCandless II was an astronaut for 24 years, and his story encompasses the development of the space agency itself—the changes in focus, in personnel, in approach, and in the city of Houston that grew up with it. Wonders All Around is more than a catalogue of McCandless’s extraordinary achievements, which included work on the design, deployment, and repair of the Hubble Space Telescope. It is also a tale of perseverance and devotion. Recounted with insight and humor, this book explores the relationship between a father and a son, men of two very different generations. And finally, it is an exploration of the mindset of one unique individual, and the courage, imagination, and tenacity that propelled him and his country to their place in the forefront of space history. From Wonders All Around: "Bruce McCandless turned his Jeep around and screeched out of the cul-de-sac in front of our house for the ten-minute drive to the space center. The moon, a waxing crescent, was standing thirty degrees above the western horizon, and my father slipped into a sort of reverie as he sped toward it on NASA Road One. The moon floated serene and imperturbable in front of him like a black-and-white photograph of itself, Earth’s gravitational remora, her pale silent sister, movie star and legend, goddess and mirage. Bruce McCandless had just turned thirty-two. He was an engineer, a true son of science, a distant nephew of Sir Isaac Newton. He knew the formulas required for achieving orbital velocity, could tell you the fuel mixtures you needed, the stages and timing of rocket-booster separations. He brushed sentiments away like so many spider webs. But even he was having trouble believing that human beings—his colleagues and friends—were up there in the sky, getting ready to do something no one had ever done before. He was going to be part of it. He would be talking to two men as they walked on the moon. The young astronaut hadn’t quite reached his lifelong goal of touching the lunar surface, but he was close. He was almost there. He could feel it."
Something about men hitting golf balls on the moon and gadding about in the dune-buggy-like lunar rover seemed to trivialize the enterprise. Leave it to Americans, some said, to bring a car to the Descartes Highlands.
Author: Bruce McCandless III
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Category: Biography & Autobiography
He placed them all around the square , back of the drill - room , on the street . I forget the name of the street ; but it was back of the drilllle had men placed all around there , and up on a hill , about five hundred or six hundred ...
The Apocalypse or end times are a recurrent theme within contemporary popular culture. 'The End All Around Us' presents a wide-ranging exploration of the influence of the apocalypse within art, literature, music and film. The essays draw on representations of the apocalypse in heavy metal music, science fiction, disaster movies and anime. The book examines key apocalyptic texts, focusing on their relevance to today. It will be invaluable to all those interested in the religious and cultural impact of apocalyptic thought.
I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God ... And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself ...
Author: John Walliss
Formed in 1860 as the Army Gymnastic Staff, the Royal Army Physical Training Corps (RAPTC) has been keeping the British Army in shape for just over 150 years. Drawn from every regiment in the army, prospective candidates undergo 30 weeks of intensive training before qualifying as a Royal Army Physical Training Corps Instructor. Based at the Army School of Physical Training in Aldershot, over the course of its history the RAPTC has trained countless instructors, including Olympic medallists Dame Kelly Holmes and Kriss Akabussi. This is a complete history of the RAPTC from its formation to the present day, illustrated with stunning images from the regimental collection, including historical photographs, commissioned pictures of objects and fine art, and facsimile reproductions of documents.
In the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, his best performances came in 21st place in the Men's Pommelled Horse, 38th in the Men's Individual All-Around, 23rd in the Men's Floor Exercise, 33rd in the Men's Parallel Bars, 36th in the Men's ...
Author: Nikolai Bogdanovic
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Cover Flap In the early 1080’s all of the English, including Raynar, are lulled into a false sense of security by the peace and fat times of the anarchy caused by a power vacuum. False because when the Norman duke of southern Italy unexpectedly dies in 1085, warriors return to Normandy and King William uses them to invade England for the second time. The largest army that William has ever raised sweeps across England like the Black Death. Raynar sets out to hunt Norman nobility with a wolfpack of men who have nothing left to loose. King Henry’s invasion of Normandy in 1105 fails because of the treachery of French knights. In 1106 he launches a second invasion, this time using English infantry, including bowmen recruited by Raynar. About the Author Skye Smith is my pen name. My ancestors were miners and shepherds near Castleton in the Peaks District of Derbyshire. I have been told by some readers that this series reminds them of Bernard Cornwell’s historical novels, and have always been delighted by the comparison. This is the twelfth of my Hoodsman series of books, and the last book set in the era of the Conqueror. Please read the first book, “Killing Kings” before you read this book. All of the books contain two timelines linked by characters and places. The “current” story is set in the era of King Henry I in the 1100’s, while the longer “flashback” story is set in the era of King William I after 1066. I have self-published twelve “The Hoodsman” historical-adventure novels and one Companion reference book for the series: # - SubTitle William I Timeline Henry I Timeline 1. Killing Kings 1066 killing King Harald of Norway (Battle of Stamford Bridge) 1100 killing King William II of England. Henry claims the throne. 2. Hunting Kings 1066 hunting the Conqueror (Battle of Hastings Road) 1100 hunting Henry I (Coronation Charter) 3. Frisians of the Fens 1067/68 rebellions. Edgar Aetheling flees north with Margaret. 1100 amnesty and peace. Henry recruits English bowmen. 4. Saving Princesses 1068/69 rebellions. Margaret weds Scotland (Battle of Durham) 1100/01 Edith of Scotland weds Henry (Battle of Alton) 5. Blackstone Edge 1069/70 rebellions (The Harrowing of the North) 1101 peace while the economy is saved from the bankers 6. Ely Wakes 1070/71 Frisian rebellion (Battles of Ely and Cassel) 1101 Henry collects allies. Mary of Scotland weds Boulogne. 7. Courtesans and Exiles 1072/74 English lords flee abroad (Battle of Montreuil, Edgar surrenders) 1102 Henry collects allies (the honour of Boulogne) 8. The Revolt of the Earls 1075/76 Earls revolt (Battles of Worchester and Fagaduna) 1102 Earls revolt (Battles of Arundel, Bridgnorth, Shropshire) 9. Forest Law 1076/79 fighting Normans in France (London Burned, Battle of Gerberoi) 1103 fighting Normans in Cornwall (Battle of Tamara Sound) 10. Queens and Widows 1079/81 rebellions (Gateshead, Judith of Lens) 1103 Edith made Regent (Force 5 Hurricane) 11. Popes and Emperors 1081 Normans slaughter English exiles (Battle of Dyrrhachium) 1104 Henry visits Normandy (Duchy run by warlords) 12. The Second Invasion 1082/85 power vacuum, peaceful anarchy (Regent Odo arrested enroute to Rome) 1085/87 Re-invasion and Harrowing of all England (Battle of Mantes, Conqueror dies) 1104/05 Henry invades Normandy twice (Battle of Tinchebray) Other Novels By The Same Author: The Pistoleer – 9 historical adventures set in the English Civil War. Maya’s Aura – 8 new age adventures while tripping around the world. Knut – many historical adventures set in the Viking Era.
Chapter 20 - The last men rescued from Yorkshire in December 1085 “I'm just going by height,” the calm voice came from the forest, “but since you are the short ass, does that mean you are in charge?” Raynar swung around with his bow to ...
Author: Skye Smith
Publisher: Skye Smith
A fun and inspirational homage to The Mary Tyler Moore Show --now 50 years after its debut -- with "life lessons" on how Mary Richards serves as an icon and inspiration for generations of women to "make it after all." When the character of Mary Richards walked into the WJM News Room in the fall of 1970, one of the most beloved shows in television history was born. The Mary Tyler Moore Show would win 29 Emmys over its 7-year run, and would later be lauded as one of the most influential TV shows of all time. Not only that, but Mary Richards would become an icon and inspiration for future generations of women (for example, Oprah Winfrey, Andrea Mitchell, and Tina Fey have all credited Mary with inspiring their careers). Now entertainment writer Paula Bernstein writes this charming celebration of this groundbreaking show, offering not only fun trivia and history, but also the "lessons" we've gleaned, including: Make the Most of a Small Space. Mary's adorable nook in a Victorian home became TV's most famous bachelorette pad -- and, with Mary's "M" on the wall, inspired thousands of women to adopt their own first initial as home décor. Get Along with Everyone at Work. Lou Grant was grumpy, Ted Baxter a blowhard, and Murray an all-around nice guy. Mary worked with all her colleagues with grace and style. (And at the time, Mary's position as Associate Producer at WJM was glass-shattering!). You Can Have the Town -- Take it!: How Mary's famous "hat throw" was an inspiration to independent, working women everywhere. And many more!
And Other Lessons We've Learned from The Mary Tyler Moore Show Paula Bernstein. Charlene has been around. Lou stops calling Charlene and ... “Are you telling me that you're breaking up with Charlene because she's known some other men?
Author: Paula Bernstein
Publisher: Hachette UK
Reissued with a striking new cover, these ten tales take a fresh look at some Bible stories about angels. What if every angel has its own characteristics: some shy, some brave, some practical, some playful? And what if each angel is perfectly matched to the task God gives it? These retellings get right to the heart of the Bible stories, in a memorable and imaginative way. The content of this book is as in the original paperback edition and include favourite stories from the Old and New Testaments. ‘The stories are riveting… Unusual and enjoyable.’ - Children’s Books of the Year, 1994 ‘Fresh. Invigorating. Sheer fun.’ - Books for Keeps
The angel's eyes glowed bright with joy as they moved from Shadrach to Meshach to Abednego. “God Is with You! ... He took Shadrach's hand and led the three men in a circle dance through the fiery furnace. They shuffled their feet ...
Author: Bob Hartman
Publisher: Lion Children's Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction