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This insightful volume considers how to locate America in the sporting world: in the traditions and rituals of a national pastime or in the baseball academies run by American professional teams in the Dominican Republic? With the athletes that carry a flag in Olympic ceremonies or among the executives in the boardrooms of Nike? The contributors argue that 'America' is located in these familiar sites and practices but also and increasingly in these novel contexts, where the bodies, strategies, and aspirations of others are becoming subject to American ludic, agonistic, and moral orders. Collectively, their contention is that American sports as a category needs to be reconsidered, to take into account the extensive networks of expertise, finance, and performance moving out from American athletic institutions as well as the ever increasing influx of talent coming from abroad that sustains American collegiate and professional athletics.
As America strives to balance cosmopolitan objectives with resurgent nationalism, it is critical to consider 'American sports' from within and without. This book will be of great interest to scholars of culture, politics, and sport.
This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
A Game Of Chess And Other Stories
'They were no longer partners keen to test out their abilities in lighthearted play; they were enemies bent on each other's destruction.'
When it is discovered that the reigning world chess champion, Mirko Czentovic, is on board a cruiser heading for Buenos Aires, a fellow passenger challenges him to a game. Czentovic easily defeats him, but during the rematch a mysterious Austrian, Dr B., intervenes and, to the surprise of everyone, helps the underdog obtain a draw. When, the next day, Dr B. confides in a compatriot travelling on the same ship and decides to reveal the harrowing secret behind his formidable chess knowledge, a chilling tale of imprisonment and psychological torment unfolds.
Stefan Zweig's last and most famous story, 'The Game of Chess' was written in exile in Brazil and explores its author's anxieties about the situation in Europe following the rise of the Nazi regime. The tale is presented here in a brand-new translation, along with three of the master storyteller's most acclaimed novellas: 'Twenty-four Hours in the Life of a Woman', 'The Invisible Collection' and 'Incident on Lake Geneva'.
About the Author
One of the most prominent European writers of the 1920s and 1930s, Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) left his native Austria in 1934 following the rise of Nazism, committing suicide in exile in Brazil.
The world is on the brink of a new Dark Age, and Hell is preparing to reap the harvest. But it won't be all smooth sailing-with I.T. problems, labor issues, and a woefully unprepared new set of recruits, Hell has a way of tripping on its own feet. And, on top of that, the Board of Directors has identified one human who stands poised to push the world back from the brink. One master demon, known as "The Administrator," is assigned to lead a hand-picked committee of demons to disrupt this human's destiny. With the full arsenal of infernal tricks and traps at their disposal, The Administrator and his team must stop this man and thrust the world toward chaos and destruction.
Snowboarding Is For Everyone
Snowboarding Is For Everyone aims to educate and demonstrate how accessible and enjoyable snowboarding really is to all.
Uncover essential tips and practical guidance on:
Choosing the correct snowboarding gear
Anatomy of a snowboard
Selecting a snowboard for kids
Women and snowboarding
Physical fitness and exercise for men, women and children
Step by step snowboarding lessons for beginners
Gaining confidence on the slopes
snowboarding jargon and slang
Build confidence on the slopes with step by step instructions
Beginners will learn the basics with 9 easy to follow lessons which include snowboarding stance, mounting your snowboard, turning and how to traverse.
Are you planning a snowboarding holiday with your family?
Prepare for your trip with suitable information that is catered for anyone taking up the wonderful activity of snowboarding. Guidance on fitness for kids to board styles for women and men are provided.
The sport of snowboarding is a fantastic activity and the author makes snowboarding accessible to men, women and children a like, whether you are a total beginner or keen to sharpen up your technique. Learn the skills that you need to become competent and be aware of the information you need to stay safe on the slopes.
Rules Of The Game
In the next Stardust, Texas book by New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde, the Dallas Gunslinger's star pitcher, Jake Coronado, is ready for love but he'll have to pull out all the stops to convince Jodi Carlyle that one wild night of passion could really lead to a happily-ever-after.
A jilted bride meets a superstar baseball player in this newest Stardust, Texas novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde
Just uttering the word "wedding" makes Jodi Carlyle break out into a cold sweat. So a year after she'd been dumped at the altar, and two days after turning the big 3-0, she decides to break some rules-by dressing to the nines, hiring a limo,and crashing a swanky wedding . . .
. . . Where she catches the eye of the Dallas Gunslingers' new star hitter Jake Coronnado. He's hot. He's sexy. He sticks by her side all evening. He's the perfect fling. After a wild weekend, where they do everything and then some, Jodi thinks she'll never have to see him again . . . hey, she's even told him her name is Gwendolyn! But she thinks wrong.
Because guess who's the best man at Jodi's sister's wedding And guess who's still as seductive as ever And guess who's determined to turn their one-night fling into happily-ever-after.
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lori Wilde has sold seventy-eight works of fiction to four major New York publishing houses. She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a certificate in forensic nursing from Kaplan University. She is a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses.
Her first New York Times bestseller and the third book in her Twilight, Texas series, The First Love Cookie Club, has been optioned for a television movie. The town of Granbury, Texas, upon which her fictional town of Twilight, Texas is loosely based, honors Lori with an annual Twilight, Texas weekend each Christmas.
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