Baseball America Almanac

Author: Baseball America (Firm)
Publisher: Baseball America
ISBN: 0945164211
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A companion volume to Baseball America's Directory, this annual reference reviews the previous year's major and minor league baseball season and includes complete statistics and a summary of college and amateur baseball. Original.

Babe Ruth and the Creation of the Celebrity Athlete

Author: Thomas Barthel
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476665320
Release Date: 2018-07-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation

"Much has been written about Ruth, but as someone who teaches sports marketing, I really appreciate the angle taken by Barthel, who reveals how the most marketable athlete of his day parlayed great celebrity into business opportunities. This book has much to offer baseball fans and marketing scholars alike."—John Fortunato, author of Sports Sponsorship: Principles and Practices and Commissioner: The Legacy of Pete Rozelle. From his first year in the majors, George Herman "Babe" Ruth knew he could profit from celebrity. Babe Ruth Cigars in 1915 marked his first attempt to cash in. Traded to the Yankees in 1920, he soon signed with Christy Walsh, baseball's first publicity agent. Walsh realized that stories of great deeds in sports were a commodity, and in 1921 sold Ruth's ghostwritten byline to a newspaper syndicate for $15,000 ($187,000 today). Ruth hit home runs while Walsh's writers made him a hero, crafting his public image as a lovable scalawag. Were the stories true? It didn't matter--they sold. Many survive but have never been scrutinized until now. Drawing on primary sources, this book examines the stories, separating exaggerated facts from clear falsehoods. This book traces Ruth's ascendance as the first great media-created superstar and celebrity product endorser.

Sport Leadership in the 21st Century

Author: John F. Borland
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449690878
Release Date: 2014-04-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Sports Leadership in the 21st Century provides students with the most current and comprehensive understanding of leadership in sport management. Authored and contributed by leading sport management researchers and practitioners, this text immerses students in the learning process through case studies, interviews with leaders in the sport industry, critical thinking questions, and rich content. Chapters have been developed to provide the latest research to help young professionals and sport management students become leaders in different areas of sport. This text is appropriate for courses in Sport Leadership and Management within the departments of Sport Management, Health, Recreation, Business, Physical Education, and Kinesiology. In addition, the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), the accreditation agency for sport management academic programs, includes leadership as one of the competencies that sport management programs need for accreditation approval. This text helps to fulfill the leadership knowledge competency required for sport management education. Key Features of Sports Leadership in the 21st Century include: Written and contributed by well-known leaders in the field. Case studies addressing key leadership topics covered in each chapter, and include related discussion questions Interviews with current practitioners included in each chapter Discussion questions included in end-of-chapter material Instructor resouces include Test Banks and PowerPoint Lecture Slides

Sports Illustrated Almanac

Author: Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Sports Illustrated Books
ISBN: 1929049552
Release Date: 2002-11
Genre: Athletes

America's #1 sports almanac since it was first introduced 12 years ago, the ""Sports Illustrated" Almanac 2003" covers every inch of the year in sports, from baseball to biathlon to football and figure skating, with comprehensive sections on 19 sports, as well as statistics, records, and essays by top "Sports Illustrated" writers.

The Almanac of American Politics 2012

Author: Michael Barone
Publisher:
ISBN: 0226038084
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Political Science

Describes each congressional district and includes profiles of governors and members of Congress.

Sports Illustrated Almanac 2012

Author: Editors of Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Sports Illustrated
ISBN: 1603209034
Release Date: 2011-12-06
Genre: Sports & Recreation

America's favorite sports almanac since its introduction 21 years ago, the Sports Illustrated Almanac now has 2011 covered, from football to fencing, hockey to handball, and everything in between. The Sports Illustrated Almanac features essays by top Sports Illustrated writers; all-time stats and records; and ticketing and venue information for pro baseball, basketball, football and hockey. It's the ultimate argument-ender.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2012

Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: World Almanac Education
ISBN: 1600571476
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Reference

Presents a reference with comprehensive facts and statistics on current events, people, and the countries of the world, along with a preview of the 2012 presidential election and original articles on recent issues and topics.

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing

Author: Betty R. Ferrell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199332359
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Genre: Medical

This landmark text is the key resource for nurses working in the field of palliative care. Edited by renowned nursing experts, and written by a dynamic team of internationally known authorities in nursing and palliative medicine, the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing covers the gamut of principles of care from the time of initial diagnosis of a terminal disease to the end of a patient's life and beyond. The text is distinctively developed to highlight the nurse's vital role as part of an integrated palliative care team. Various care settings are discussed including the hospital, ICU, home care, and hospice. Chapters focus on the practical aspects of nursing care, including symptom assessment, patient teaching, family support, psychosocial aspects of palliation, and spiritual care. New to the fourth edition are chapters on the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care Guidelines, palliative care of veterans, palliative care in rural settings, disaster situations, palliative care in Eastern Europe, and palliative care in the Philippines.

Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper

Author: Robert Bryce
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781610392068
Release Date: 2014-05-13
Genre: Business & Economics

In the face of today's environmental and economic challenges, doomsayers preach that the only way to stave off disaster is for humans to reverse course: to de-industrialize, re-localize, ban the use of modern energy sources, and forswear prosperity. But in this provocative and optimistic rebuke to the catastrophists, Robert Bryce shows how innovation and the inexorable human desire to make things Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper is providing consumers with Cheaper and more abundant energy, Faster computing, Lighter vehicles, and myriad other goods. That same desire is fostering unprecedented prosperity, greater liberty, and yes, better environmental protection. Utilizing on-the-ground reporting from Ottawa to Panama City and Pittsburgh to Bakersfield, Bryce shows how we have, for centuries, been pushing for Smaller Faster solutions to our problems. From the vacuum tube, mass-produced fertilizer, and the printing press to mobile phones, nanotech, and advanced drill rigs, Bryce demonstrates how cutting-edge companies and breakthrough technologies have created a world in which people are living longer, freer, healthier, lives than at any time in human history. The push toward Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper is happening across multiple sectors. Bryce profiles innovative individuals and companies, from long-established ones like Ford and Intel to upstarts like Aquion Energy and Khan Academy. And he zeroes in on the energy industry, proving that the future belongs to the high power density sources that can provide the enormous quantities of energy the world demands. The tools we need to save the planet aren't to be found in the technologies or lifestyles of the past. Nor must we sacrifice prosperity and human progress to ensure our survival. The catastrophists have been wrong since the days of Thomas Malthus. This is the time to embrace the innovators and businesses all over the world who are making things Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015046424373
Release Date: 2002-02
Genre: American literature


Die Kunst des Feldspiels

Author: Chad Harbach
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 9783832186456
Release Date: 2012-08-17
Genre: Fiction

Chad Harbach hat den Traum von der »Great American Novel« wahr gemacht: ›Die Kunst des Feldspiels‹ ist ein literarisches Wunder, ein magisches Debüt, ein so kluger wie zu Herzen gehender Roman über den Abschied von der Jugend, über Leidenschaft und Liebe, Freundschaft und Familie. Der Gott des Spiels hat Henry Skrimshander ein Geschenk in die Wiege gelegt: Der schmächtige, unscheinbare Junge aus der Provinz ist das größte Baseball-Talent seit Jahrzehnten. Als er in die Mannschaft des Westish College aufgenommen wird, scheint sein Aufstieg in den Olymp vorprogrammiert. Monatelang macht er nicht einen Fehler. Doch dann geht ein Routinewurf auf fatale Weise daneben ... und die Schicksale von fünf Menschen werden untrennbar miteinander verknüpft. Henry hat einen neuen Gegner: den Selbstzweifel. Sein Mentor Mike Schwartz macht die bittere Erfahrung, dass er Henry zuliebe sich selbst vergessen hat. Henrys schwuler Mitbewohner Owen muss sich von einem herben Schlag erholen. Rektor Affenlight lernt spät im Leben die wahre Liebe kennen und schlittert in eine gefährliche Affäre. Und seine Tochter Pella flieht vor ihrem Mann nach Westish – um auf dem Campus mehr als nur Sex zu finden. Während das dramatische Endspiel unerbittlich näher rückt, sind sie alle gezwungen, sich mit ihren tiefsten Wünschen und Abgründen auseinanderzusetzen. Am Ende wird einer von ihnen gleich zweimal bestattet, und die Leben der anderen werden nie mehr dieselben sein. ›Die Kunst des Feldspiels‹ erzählt von den Dingen, die uns ausmachen – den Fehlern wie den Obsessionen. Wer wissen will, was es bedeutet, hier und heute ein Mensch zu sein, der muss dieses Buch lesen. »Debütromane von solcher Vollkommenheit und Sogkraft sind sehr, sehr selten.« Jonathan Franzen »Wunderbar zu lesen, das reinste Vergnügen.« John Irving

Ein Papagei in Brooklyn

Author: David Duchovny
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641190309
Release Date: 2017-04-25
Genre: Fiction

Marty Fullilove und sein Sohn Ted sind beide auf ihre ganz eigene Art im Leben gescheitert. Der Vater als zynischer Lebemann, der an nichts ein gutes Haar lassen kann. Der Sohn als Möchtegern-Schriftsteller, der als Erdnussverkäufer im Stadion arbeitet. Beide haben seit Jahren kein Wort miteinander gewechselt. Da braucht es schon einen unheilbaren Lungenkrebs, damit Ted seinem Vater einen Besuch abstattet. Zunächst wird er mit den üblichen Vorwürfen und Beschimpfungen begrüßt. Doch nach und nach finden die beiden zueinander – über Baseball, die Suche nach der wahren Liebe und die Freuden des Cannabiskonsums.

Books in Print

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105025888475
Release Date: 2002
Genre: American literature


Das Olympia Kartell

Author: Andrew Jennings
Publisher:
ISBN: 3499601621
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Olympics

"Rettet die Olympischen Spiele, bevor es zu spät ist", so lautet die Botschaft dieses Buches. Dass in der olympischen Bewegung nicht alles mit rechten Dingen zugeht, mag mancher bereits geahnt haben, doch die Auswüchse sind in Wirklichkeit skandalöser, als die meisten sich überhaupt vorstellen können. Nachweisbar sind aktive Bestechungen von Kampfrichtern und die Vertuschung von positiven Ergebnissen bei Doping-Tests. Unzweifelhaft sind die massive Beeinflussung von Sportfunktionären und die Manipulation von Wahlen oder sportpolitischen Entscheidungen allein aus wirtschaftlichen Interessen, wobei bis zu seinem Tod Horst Dassler, der ehemalige Adidas-Chef, lange Zeit die Fäden in der Hand hielt. So verwundert es nicht, dass kritische Journalisten mundtot gemacht werden und das Internationale Olympische Komitee schon fast Qualitäten einer Geheimloge aufweist. Mit einem Wort: Es gibt genügend Beweise dafür, dass die hehren Ideale der modernen Spiele sich inzwischen zu einem olympischen Alptraum ausgewachsen haben. Es ist den Herren der Ringe wichtiger, Geld und Macht anzuhäufen, als durch fairen Sport zur Völkerverständigung beizutragen. All dies dokumentiert der preisgekrönte englische Sportjournalist Andrew Jennings in diesem fesselnden Report.