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1. Current Sports Events: 2010 Men's
2. Assessment of current alcohol
3. The Lion: A monthly magazine concerning
4. Advancing the Ball: Race, Reformation,
5. Current events. (Boating Basics).:
6. Field Guide to Covering Sports
7. Sport in the City: The Role of
8. Out of Bounds: Sports, Media and
9. The International Olympic Committee
10. Walking & Orienteering: How
11. The Great Salmon Hoax
12. Cities and Sports Stadiums: A
13. Beijing 2008: Preparing for Glory:
14. Sport, Space and the City
15. AFL Attitudes toward Production,
16. Sport, Policy and Politics: A
17. Olympic Sports and Propaganda
18. America's Heroes
19. Sport and Canadian Diplomacy
20. Congress, Parties, and Puzzles:

1. Current Sports Events: 2010 Men's Hockey World Cup, 2010 Premier League Darts, 2010 Paris-nice, 2010 Championship League
Paperback: 134 Pages (2010-09-15)
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Chapters: 2010 Men's Hockey World Cup, 2010 Premier League Darts, 2010 Paris-nice, 2010 Championship League, 2010 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, 2010 Davis Cup, 2010 Six Nations Championship, 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix, 2008-2010 European Nations Cup First Division, 2010 Women's Six Nations Championship, 2010 Fed Cup, 2011 Fifa Women's World Cup Qualification, 2009-10 Bahrain 2nd Gp2 Asia Round, 2010 Shimadzu All Japan Indoor Tennis Championships, 2010 Morocco Tennis Tour - Rabat. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 132. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The 2010 Hockey World Cup was the twelfth installment of the Men's Hockey World Cup. On November 14, 2007, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced that the championship would be held in India, taking place over two weeks from February 28 to March 13, 2010 at New Delhi's Dhyan Chand National Stadium. Twelve teams competed in the tournament. For qualification, each continental champion from five confederations and the host received an automatic berth. Three further teams qualified from the EuroHockey Nations Championship. The remaining three places were determined by qualification tournaments, with the winner of each progressing to the World Cup. Three World Cup qualifying tournaments were held in 2009. Pakistan won the first tournament which was held in Lille, France from October 31 to November 8, 2009. The hosts, New Zealand, won the second tournament held in Invercargill, from November 7 to November 15, 2009. The third tournament which was played in Quilmes, Argentina from November 14 to November 22, 2009 was won by the hosts, Argentina. Twelve teams competed in the tournament with the competition consisting of two rounds. In the first round, teams were divided into two pools of six teams, and play followed roun...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=16561790 ... Read more

2. Assessment of current alcohol and tobacco policy regarding sports events in Colorado: Submitted to Colorado Alcohol and Drug abuse Division
by Lynne W Jones
 Unknown Binding: 26 Pages (1991)

Asin: B0006R8DRO
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3. The Lion: A monthly magazine concerning current and forthcoming events at the Empire Stadium, Pool and Sports Arena, Wembley
by Pool and Sports Arena (Wembley, England) Empire Stadium
 Unknown Binding: Pages (1934)

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4. Advancing the Ball: Race, Reformation, and the Quest for Equal Coaching Opportunity in the NFL (Law and Current Events Masters)
by N. Jeremi Duru
Hardcover: 208 Pages (2011-01-07)
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Two days before Super Bowl XLI in 2007, the game's two opposing head coaches posed with the trophy one of them would hoist after the contest. It was a fairly unremarkable event, except that both coaches were African American--a fact that was as much of a story as the game itself.

As Jeremi Duru reveals in Advancing the Ball, this unique milestone resulted from the work of a determined group of people whose struggles to expand head coaching opportunities for African Americans ultimately changed the National Football League.Since the league's desegregation in 1946, opportunities had grown plentiful for African Americans as players but not as head coaches--the byproduct of the NFL's old-boy network and lingering stereotypes of blacks' intellectual inferiority. Although Major League Baseball and the NBA had, over the years, made progress in this regard, the NFL's head coaches were almost exclusively white up until the mid-1990s.

Advancing the Ball chronicles the campaign of former Cleveland Browns offensive lineman John Wooten to right this wrong and undo decades of discriminatory head coach hiring practices--an initiative that finally bore fruit when he joined forces with attorneys Cyrus Mehri and Johnnie Cochran. Together with a few allies, the triumvirate galvanized the NFL's African American assistant coaches to stand together for equal opportunity and convinced the league to enact the "Rooney Rule," which stipulates that every team must interview at least one minority candidate when searching for a new head coach.In doing so, they spurred a movement that would substantially impact the NFL and, potentially, the nation.

Featuring an impassioned foreword by Coach Tony Dungy, Advancing the Ball offers an eye-opening, first-hand look at how a few committed individuals initiated a sea change in America's most popular sport and added an extraordinary new chapter to the civil rights story. ... Read more

5. Current events. (Boating Basics).: An article from: Trailer Boats
by Dan Armitage
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This digital document is an article from Trailer Boats, published by Ehlert Publishing Group on February 1, 2003. The length of the article is 810 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: Current events. (Boating Basics).
Author: Dan Armitage
Publication: Trailer Boats (Magazine/Journal)
Date: February 1, 2003
Publisher: Ehlert Publishing Group
Volume: 33Issue: 2Page: 30(1)

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6. Field Guide to Covering Sports (Field Guide Series)
by Joe Gisondi
Spiral-bound: 200 Pages (2010-03-02)
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How best to turn yourself from sports fan to professional sports journalist? Quickly moving beyond general guidance about sports writing, Joe Gisondi focuses on the nitty-gritty, with hands-on, practical advice on covering 20 specific sports. From auto racing to wrestling, you’ll find tips on the seemingly straightforward—where to stand on the sideline and how to identify a key player—along with the more specialized—figuring out shot selection in lacrosse and understanding a coxswain’s call for a harder stroke in rowing. Preparing you for just about any game, match, meet, race, regatta or tournament you’re likely to cover, Field Guide to Covering Sports is the ideal go-to resource to have on hand as you master the beat.

Using his Prepare-Watch-Ask-Write approach in each sports chapter, you will learn:

  • What to understand before play begins
  • What to look out for during competition
  • What to ask players and coaches
  • What essentials to include in your story

In addition to brief chapters on writing, interviewing and blogging, the Guide features useful “primers”: knowing the APSE ethical guidelines, avoiding clichés, working with Sports Information Directors, covering fantasy sports and broadcasting on the radio. A series of annotated score cards shows how reporters can keep track of stats and details, and assignments at the end of the book get you applying your new-found sports knowledge.

Two additional features round out helpful coverage: 

  • Sports Insiders include important tips based on author interviews with athletes, coaches and experienced sports reporters.
  • Digital Assist boxes showcase models to emulate when reporting with new media.

No sports reporter’s collection is complete without this unique guide.

Coverage of Twenty Sports, Including:

  • Auto Racing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Football 
  • Golf 
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis 
  • Track & Field 
  • Triathlons
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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7. Sport in the City: The Role of Sport in Economic and Social Regeneration
Paperback: 304 Pages (2001-05-29)
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Cities now seek to attract major sporting events and activities to re-image themselves, and frequently invest in community sports development to fund economic growth and regeneration.

Including a range of case-studies from global (the Sydney Olympics) to local (urban school sports), this book looks closely at how sport has been used in contemporary cities across the world, and evaluates policies, strategies and managment.
Five key areas are examined:
* sport and urban economic regeneration
* sports events: bidding
* planning and organization
* Urban Sports tourism
* Sport and urban community development
* Urban politics and sports policy.
Sport in the City therefore represents an essential resource for urban policy makers and the sports policy community. It will be invaluable reading for sports studies students and urban geographers.

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8. Out of Bounds: Sports, Media and the Politics of Identity
Paperback: 232 Pages (1997-02-01)
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Out of Bounds is a collection of essays that regards the media representation of professional sports through the lens of cultural studies. Editors Aaron Baker and Todd Boyd contend that the popularity of sports derives not simply from their appeal as leisure entertainment but from their contribution to discussion of larger issues of class, race, gender, and masculinity. Essays in the collection challenge media wisdom about the apolitical nature of sports by examining how they contribute to the contested process of defining social identities. Included within a broad range of works are "'Never Trust a Snake': WWF Wrestling as Masculine Melodrama," (Henry Jenkins), "Mike Tyson and the Perils of Discursive Constraints: Boxing, Race and The Assumption of Guilt" (John Sloop), and "Visible Difference and Flex Appeal: The Body, Sex, Sexuality, and Race in the Pumping Iron Films" (Christine Holmlund).

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9. The International Olympic Committee and the Olympic System: The Governance of World Sport (Global Institutions)
by Jean-Loup Chappelet
Hardcover: 224 Pages (2008-07-25)
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When the athletes enter the stadium and the Olympic flame is lit, the whole world watches. Billions will continue to follow the events and to share in the athletes' joys and sorrows for the next sixteen days.

Readers of this book, however, will watch forthcoming editions of the Olympic Games in a completely different light. Unlike many historical or official publications and somewhat biased commercial works, it provides -- in a clear, readable form -- informative and fascinating material on many aspects of what Olympism is all about: its history, its organization and its actors.

Although public attention is often drawn to various issues surrounding this planetary phenomenon -- whether concerning the International Olympic Committee, the athletes, the host cities or even the scandals that have arisen -- the Olympic System as such is relatively little known. What are its structures, its goals, its resources? How is it governed and regulated? What about doping, gigantism, violence in the stadium?

In addition to providing a wealth of information on all these subjects, the authors also show how power, money and image have transformed Olympism over the decades. They round off the work with thought-provoking reflections regarding the future of the Olympic System and the obstacles it must overcome in order to survive.

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10. Walking & Orienteering: How to cross hills, back country and rough terrain in safety and confidence: a professional manual for hikers, paddlers, horse trekkers and extreme cyclists
by Peter G. Drake
Paperback: 96 Pages (2010-12-16)
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The essential guide to challenging and adventurous trips in all kinds of terrain for the intrepid explorer and competition walker ... Read more

11. The Great Salmon Hoax
by James L. Buchal
 Paperback: 382 Pages (1997-12-31)
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Fishery agency mismanagement, coupled with natural trends working against salmon, has brought Northwest salmon runs to historic lows.Charged by law to protect salmon, yet promote salmon harvest, fishery agencies do not even count how many Columbia Basin salmon are caught and killed for consumption, or measure the cost-effectiveness of salmon hatcheries.

The most basic biological facts about salmon are politicized, as fishery officials misrepresent the effects of dams on salmon to extract federal funding from the Bonneville Power Administration.The result?A $3 billion program focused on fine-tuning fish passage at mainstem Columbia and Snake River dams that fails to recover salmon, because there is no evidence that those dams are a limiting factor in salmon recovery. Packed with hundreds of specific citations to the most recent scientific papers and reports, The Great Salmon Hoax is a valuable resource for anyone wanting to understand how salmon recovery efforts have gone awry, and how we can craft a rational, scientific program for salmon recovery that will bring significant numbers of salmon back to the Pacific Northwest. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (14)

1-0 out of 5 stars Too bad he's so wrong.
The author is close enough to the story - and judging by his credentials, one would think he's intelligent enough - to illuminate the story of the salmon crash. Perhaps he's simply TOO close. Alternately shrill, arrogant, and whiny, the book supposes ridiculous motives behind his opponents' actions, and offers his own clients as selfless angels. There's no doubt that the issue is complex. That, alone, would seem to be a reason to recognize that there could be different perspectives without nefarious or purely self-interested motivations.
Lots of heat, no light. Not worth the time.

4-0 out of 5 stars Mistakes repeated
A great read for anyone interested in issues related to andronomous fish in the Columbia and Snake river system.The author (who is up front about his participation in the conflict) makes a very persuasive case that hatchery management and, to a greater extent, the harvest of adult salmon are the largest manageble factors decreasing salmon returns in the system.The author does a good job of analyzing and explaining scientific data, but the graphs included in the book are of low quality and difficult to interpret.
I found Mr. Buchal's arguments persuasive.The whole story of how junk science was used to justify the agenda of an interest group at great expense to both the taxpayers and the salmon is not unlike the story of the great acid rain scare in the northeast.There, forest pathologists have consistently found that acid rain was not causing observed mortality and that other explinations were more persuasive.Among plant pathologists the issue is long dead, but the myth of a massive acid precipitation-caused dieoff of high elevation trees persists in the media and among many politicians as well as (predictably) environmental advocacy organizations.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must for everyone who cars about our Salmon.
This book is something every person concerned with the plight of salmon should read.Not only is it very correct in finding the fault with our political system but it backs up every quote, statement or fact with an extensive list of references.Its amazing to me how not one person has seemed to point the reason for salmon's decreasing population on overfishing.Even when salmon was placed on the endangered species list, the total fishing harvest of salmon went up.BY ALL MEANS, READ THIS BOOK!

1-0 out of 5 stars A very biased book from a mouthpiece of industrial concerns
The author is a lawyer who represented major industry in lawsuits against government agencies trying to keep salmon from going extinct. If you want industry's view of how ecosystems should be managed, read this book. It dismisses the best science available and promulgates the view that decent habitat is not necessary for salmon or other endangered species. For example, the author says that dams and reservoirs are good for fish because they don't have to work as hard to get upstream. He ignores the the scientifically proven fact that reservoirs increase water temperatures, and salmon cannot survive in warm water. He agrees with GWB's notion that all we need is "fish friendly turbines" in dams. This book might as well have been written by the aluminum and farming industries - not the sources I would turn to for unbiased, scientific information. It suggests that healthy ecosystems are unnecessary and that hatchery fish are the same as wild fish. If you want real facts about the salmon crisis, get "A Common Fate: Salmon and the people of the Pacific Northwest" by Joseph Cone. A MUCH better book.

1-0 out of 5 stars A book with a concealed message
The vast majority of the conservative, rural, and farming community are delighted with this book. They don't seem to have noticed that Mr. Buchal's final recommendations are for the radical restructuring of government. --- You will find his solutions in his chapters 14 and 15 which are fairly light on the more technical aspects.--- Specifically, he wants power over salmon recovery concentrated into the hands of a single individual and for all citizens to organize themselves into special interest groups and to gain a place at the table. This is essentially the structure of the Clinton's reinvention of government, based on group processes,which has emerged in Washington State in the three years following this book's publication. Mr. Buchal appears to have been aware of that plan and to have approved of it. But, his recommendations are well obscured by the extensive review of scientific information which tells the conservative and rural community what they want to hear. Thus, they come to be the backers of a liberal political agenda. --- One wonders if that was not the author's intention. ... Read more

12. Cities and Sports Stadiums: A Planning Handbook
by Roger L. Kemp
Paperback: 252 Pages (2009-04-13)
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Throughout the United States, community development is increasingly focused on multi-use stadiums and arenas. Local governments and organizations are revitalizing their communities through these projects, which provide the best inner-city venues for sports, entertainment, cultural events, and business expositions. The first section of this book reveals how cities negotiate, approve, finance, design, and build stadiums and arenas. The second section includes case studies demonstrating measures and safeguards to take so the planned project will be a fiscal and political success. A final section examines the future of sports facilities. ... Read more

13. Beijing 2008: Preparing for Glory: Chinese Challenge in the 'Chinese Century' (Sport in the Global Society)
 Paperback: 256 Pages (2009-07-04)
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Beijing 2008: Preparing for Glory - Chinese Challenge in the 'Chinese Century' brings together international scholars with an interest in sport and politics and sinologists with an interest in China - past, present and future - to explore global reaction to the Beijing Olympics - China's anticipated moment of glory on the world stage.

The Beijing Olympics is, first and foremost, a political act and assertion. It is also a statement of national intent, the culmination of ideological effort going back to 1949 and the outcome of political, social, cultural and economic change.

From the moment of the birth of the 'New China' sport has been viewed as a means of internal and external projection illustrating the capacity of the system and people to more than hold their own with those of other nations. In short, sport has been the chosen 'stage' on which the Chinese perform in pursuit of world recognition, respect and esteem.

This assertion is not hard to understand. China's 'century of humiliation' at the hands of first the West and then Japan remains a traumatic experience. Beijing 2008 is to assist the restoration of China's national self-esteem. He Zhenliang, Chairman of the IOC Commission for the Culture of Olympic Education, has remarked pointedly that the most significant outcome of the Beijing Games will be the elevation of the self-confidence and sense of pride of the Chinese people.

Beijing 2008 will be an act of political self-renewal on the world stage.

This Collection demonstrates that sport is inseparable from politics.

This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

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14. Sport, Space and the City
by John Bale
Paperback: 211 Pages (2001-12-15)
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A decade since Sport, Space and the City was written, the sport-city nexus continues to be a focus of world attention. This global interest is reflected, in part, by the fact that while this book concentrates mainly on British football (soccer), it was well received in North America and translated into Japanese. Its widespread reception implies a degree of general interest and application of its contents. Almost all of it is fully relevant to the present day.

A geographical perspective, the view taken in this book, continues to inform studies of sport and the city. Space and place are now widely recognized by sports sociologists and sports historians as being central to their studies and Sport, Space and the City is often cited as a source of ideas and concepts that inform such studies. This reprinting will enable those previously denied access to an out-of-print book to enhance a geographical approach to the exploration of sport in the late modern city. ... Read more

15. AFL Attitudes toward Production, 1900-1932 (Cornell Studies in Industrial and Labor Relations)
by Jean Trepp McKelvey
 Hardcover: 148 Pages (1974-04-30)
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16. Sport, Policy and Politics: A Comparative Analysis
by Barrie Houlihan
Hardcover: 336 Pages (1997-12-24)
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In recent years, across a broad range of countries, sport has been transformed from an essentially private, politically marginal activity to an important concern of government. This volume is a genuinely comparative analysis of sport policy making, and the motives for investment by governments in five countries -- Australia, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom and North America. Bruce Houlihan analyzes to what extent different countries learn from each other when determining domestic policy, and just how "internationalized" the process of policy-making is becoming. Discussing such timely and complex issues as drug testing and abuse and the division of responsibility between different levels of government, Houlihan examines the probability that the future of sport will be determined by domestic governing bodies, and dependent upon their allocation of resources. Written in a clear and accessible style, this volume will be of great value to those studying sport, politics, policy-making, or leisure management. ... Read more

17. Olympic Sports and Propaganda Games
by Baruch A. Hazan
Hardcover: 250 Pages (1982-01-01)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Sports in the Political Arena
While the bulk of history on the 1980 Summer Games is the United States boycott due to the Soviet Union's 1979 invasion of Afghanistan, author Baruch A. Hazan explores an important - but oftentimes rarely mentioned angle - the merging of politics into athletics to deliver a loud and controlled message on the world stage.

Moscow 1980, Hazan writes, was an excellent example of sport and politicsbeing connected and that such major international competitions is politics being played out in athletic arenas.

Perhaps the watershed moment of politics and athletics was in the pole vault, when Poland's Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz gave what became known as "Kozakiewicz's gesture" to Soviet fans who were vociferously booing his efforts, which yielded a gold medal and world record.

Hazan adds a well-researched voice to the history of the Olympic Games that are played in a decathlon of politics and ideologies.

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18. America's Heroes
by Sports Publishing Inc
Hardcover: 160 Pages (2001-10-22)
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Out of the tragedy of the World Trade Center terrorist attack have come heroic stories of incredible courage, sacrifice, and patriotism. Featuring approximately 75-100 color photographs and inspiring text, "America's Heroes" serves as a reminder to everyone of all that's good about the spirit of America. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars "We've seen the worst of what humanity can do,but now we're seeing the best."
This is one of the several excellent books on the terrible events that took place on 9/11.The story of what happened on that day can be told many ways.A single photograph,a book like this of 160 pages,a book of hundreds of pages;all attemppt to be the definitive reminder;butno matter which one you choose;the one thing that comes through as clear as a crystal,are seen in the words of New York City Fire Commissioner,Thomas Von Essen,when he said "We are shaken,but we are not defeated.We stare adversity in the eye and we move on."
While the world watched the terrible act that took place that day;ir was clear that The United States ,though hurt and saddened,there was never a hint that it would allow such a cowardly act to defeat her.
As I watched the TV account of those events I was immediately reminded of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor.History has shown, that as awful as that cowardly act was,it in no way defeated or broke the spirit of America.In the final analysis,and all that the Japanese Empire did;it now is seen as their "Finest Hour".What an awful monument to evil!
Now we see the same sort of Evil afoot;and like Pearl Harbor;9/11 will be recorded in history as Islamic Terrorism's "Finest Hour".It just proves how little hate and evil has to offer.
This book has many memorable photographs and quotations that show how America will survive this attack; and the people and ideas that caused it will join the dungheap of history's evil doers,along with Tojo,Hitler,Stalin,Mussolini and others.The photo, and words of President Bush,with his arm on the shoulder of the fireman,standing on the top of the rubble,will be a reminder to all; of the strength,determination and hope of freedom that America stands for.
"As long as the United states of America is determined and strong,this will not be an age of terror.This will be an age of Liberty here and across the world." --George W. Bush

5-0 out of 5 stars Inspired Stories of 9/11
This is a large, beautiful book with excellent pictures.I was teaching school shortly after 9/11 at a detention center for juveniles where this book became the most frequently checked out book in the library.These children needed heroes because they often had none at home.They also
made comments about the book that indicated to me that it made them proud to be Americans.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful record & pics of events for future generations
This book is filled with inspirational and heart-breaking stories of many of the heroes from the 911 tragedy.True stories of courage, sacrifice and patriotism are accompanied by moving color photographs of the Twin Towers in Manhattan, rescue workers and search dogs, fire fighters, and memorial tributes to the many lives lost.A great historical record and timeline of the events and the aftermath.A must-have for every American's library - so that we and our children, and future generations will NEVER FORGET!The reviewers who saw this as sappy and politicized must be a cynical and jaded bunch.These things happened to REAL people.No political agenda here.The rescue workers and ordinary people were the heroes-that's who this book is about.

1-0 out of 5 stars Republican party propaganda?
This book appears to be nothing more than a Republican/Administration attempt at politicizing the tragedy of 9/11.If you were to flip through the pictures, you would think the only politicians responding to the tragedy were President Bush and Rudolph Juliani.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't Buy It
This book appears to have been written by the Administration itself... it's terrible.

The stories are sappy. The photos are of poor quality. There are brands smeared throughout.

Don't buy this. It's made for idiots to show their idiotic guests. ... Read more

19. Sport and Canadian Diplomacy
by Donald MacIntosh, Michael Hawes, Donna Ruth Greenhorn, David R. Black
 Hardcover: 248 Pages (1994-03)
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The authors examine the key events of the Department's involvement: Prime Minister Trudeau's quarrel with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over the conditions under which Taiwan could compete in the 1976 Montreal Olympics; the Canadian government's successful efforts to avoid a boycott of the 1978 Edmonton Commonwealth Games by black African nations; government acquiescence to demands from the United States that Canada support its boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics; government use of sport in the 1980s to maintain a leadership role within the Commonwealth in the fight against apartheid in South Africa; and government motives in announcing in October 1987 that sport would be used more frequently to further wider foreign policy objectives. The authors also consider the consequences of the federal government's February 1992 decision to close the international sports relations section in External Affairs and subsume its functions under the corresponding unit in Fitness and Amateur Sport.Grounding this study in transnational relations theory, the authors argue that sport and international relations can no longer be understood only in terms of traditional, "realist" theories of international politics. Placing recent developments in sport in the context of broader trends in international politics, they offer observations and speculations about the future role of international sport and, in particular, the IOC in the new world of interdependence.
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20. Congress, Parties, and Puzzles: Politics As a Team Sport (Popular Politics & Governance in America, V. 7.)
by Richard G. Forgette
Paperback: 195 Pages (2003-12)
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Is congressional politics a team sport? The rise of congressional partisanship poses several puzzles for those seeking to understand how Congress works. This book reveals and assesses these puzzles, notably, why would self-elected members delegate power to leaders? Why has congressional partisanship risen without any comparable change in electoral partisanship? Why would copartisans support party positions if leaders cannot enforce compliance? Finally, what are the effects of congressional parties? Congress, Parties, & Puzzles combines a strong theoretical framework with engaging illustrations and case studies so students can think more critically about how parties affect Congress and how voters should assess their elected officials. ... Read more

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