Sporting Society:Sporting chat and sporting memories - stories humorous and curious - wrinkles of the field and the race-course - anecdotes of the stable and the kennel - with numerous practical notes on shooting and fishing - Vol. 2 Randolph Caldecott, Fox Russell
Sporting Society:Sporting chat and sporting memories, stories humorous and curious, wrinkles of the field and the race-course - anecdotes of the stable and the kennel - with numerous practical notes on shooting and fishing - Vol. 1 Randolph Caldecott, Fox Russell
Sporting Society, Vol. 1 of 2:Or, Sporting Chat and Sporting Memories, Stories Humorous and Curious, Wrinkles of the Field and the Race-Course, Anecdotes of the Stable and the Kennel, With Numerous Practical Notes on Shooting and Fishing, From the Pen of Fox Russell
Sporting Society or Sporting Chat and Sporting Memories - Stories Humorous and Curious; Wrinkles of the Field and the Race-Course; Anecdotes of the Stable and the Kennel; with Numerous Practical Notes on Shooting and Fishing - Volume I: Fox Russell
Sporting Society or Sporting Chat and Sporting Memories - Stories Humorous and Curious; Wrinkles of the Field and the Race-Course; Anecdotes of the Stable and the Kennel; with Numerous Practical Notes on Shooting and Fishing - Volume II: Fox Russell
Black and Asian Athletes in British Sport and Society:A Sporting Chance? P. Ismond
Black and Asian Athletes in British Sport and Society:A Sporting Chance?. 1st ed. 2003 P. Ismond
Each year on the first Saturday in May, the world turns its attention to the twin spires of Churchill Downs for the high-stakes excitement of the ´´greatest two minutes in sports,´´ the Kentucky Derby. No American sporting event can claim the history, tradition, or pageantry that the Kentucky Derby holds. For more than 130 years, spectators have been fascinated by the magnificent horses that run the Louisville track. Thoroughbreds such as Secretariat and Barbaro have earned instant international fame, along with jockeys such as Isaac Murphy, Ron Turcotte, and Calvin Borel. The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America´s Premier Sporting Event calls this great tradition to post and illuminates its history and culture. Rising from its humble beginnings as an American variation of England´s Epsom Derby, the Kentucky Derby became a centerpiece of American sports and the racing industry, confirming Kentucky´s status as the Horse Capital of the World. James C. Nicholson argues that the Derby, at its essence, is a celebration of a place, existing as a connection between Kentucky´s mythic past and modern society. The Derby is more than just a horse race - it is an experience enhanced by familiar traditions, icons, and images that help Derby fans to understand Kentucky and define themselves as Americans. Today the Kentucky Derby continues to attract international attention from royalty, celebrities, racing fans, and those who simply enjoy an icy mint julep, a fabulous hat, and a wager on who will make it to the winner´s circle. Nicholson provides an intriguing and thorough history of the Kentucky Derby, examining the tradition, spectacle, culture, and evolution of the Kentucky Derby - the brightest jewel of the Triple Crown. Winner of the Kentucky Literary Award for Non-fiction. The audiobook is published by The University Press of Kentucky. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregg A. Rizzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011603/bk_acx0_011603_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´I was plain, and would have all things done plainly; for I did not seek any outward advantage to myself.´´ - George Fox Since its fruition, Christianity has faced an unremitting string of conflicts, critics, and challenges. As the number of Christian converts grew, the growth in clashes on ideologies and control was only natural. In the same vein, more and more of those who called themselves Christians seemed to be straying further and further away from God´s light. Drunkenness, heresy, and immorality were on the rise. The Middle Ages was especially rife with rape, incest, adultery, and other obscene sexual behaviors, which were well-recorded by medieval chroniclers. The English scholar, Alcuin, lamented that civilization had become ´´absolutely submerged under flood of fornication, adultery, and incest, so that the very semblance of modesty is entirely absent.´´ Towards the 17th century, the Puritan-raised George Fox became increasingly discouraged by the worsening moral conditions of society. George was unable to fill the spiritual void inside of him, until one day, he discovered his inner ´´Light´´. Next came the godly visions. George began to preach about the ´´true´´ Word of God, and soon, amassed a following - the Religious Society of Friends, later known as the ´´Quakers´´. Few today know much about the Quakers. Whenever the subject of Quakerism slips into conversation, most picture a rosy-cheeked fellow in a simple black overcoat, and a wide brim hat atop his thick, cloud-white hair, inspired by the famous logo of the Quaker Oats company. In spite of the stereotype, Quakers today come in all colors, shapes, and sizes, with the more liberal folk sporting trendy haircuts and tattoos. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D. Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081616/bk_acx0_081616_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.