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
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.
Winner of the 2017 NASSH Book Award for best edited collection.The hardening of racial lines during the first half of the 20th century eliminated almost all African Americans from white organized sports, forcing black athletes to form their own teams, organizations, and events. This separate sporting culture, explored in the 12 essays included here, comprised much more than athletic competition; these ´´separate games” provided examples of black enterprise and black self-help and showed the importance of agency and the quest for racial uplift in a country fraught with racialist thinking and discrimination.The significance of this sporting culture is vividly showcased in the stories of the Cuban Giants baseball team, basketball’s New York Renaissance Five, the Tennessee State Tigerbelles track-and-field team, black college football’s Turkey Bowl Classic, car racing’s Gold and Glory Sweepstakes, Negro League Baseball’s East-West All-Star game, and many more. These teams, organizations, and events made up a vibrant national sporting complex that remained in existence until the integration of sports beginning in the late 1940s. Separate Games explores the fascinating ways sports helped bind the black community and illuminate race pride, business acumen, and organizational abilities.The book is published by University of Arkansas. The audiobook will be published by University Press Audiobooks.´´Separate Games should resonate with students, making it an excellent reader for courses exploring the history of sport or racial segregation.” The Journal of American History) 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Sadzin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/134849/bk_acx0_134849_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Cold War was fought in every corner of society, including in the sport and entertainment industries. Recognizing the importance of culture in the battle for hearts and minds, the United States, like the Soviet Union, attempted to win the favor of citizens in nonaligned states through the soft power of sport. Athletes became de facto ambassadors of US interests, their wins and losses serving as emblems of broader efforts to shield American culture - both at home and abroad - against communism.In Defending the American Way of Life, leading sport historians present new perspectives on high-profile issues in this era of sport history alongside research drawn from previously untapped archival sources to highlight the ways that sports influenced and were influenced by Cold War politics. Surveying the significance of sports in Cold War America through lenses of race, gender, diplomacy, cultural infiltration, anti-communist hysteria, doping, state intervention, and more, this collection illustrates how this conflict remains relevant to US sporting institutions, organizations, and ideologies today.The book is published by The University of Arkansas Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ronald Bruce Meyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159011/bk_acx0_159011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of The Amateur Cracksman, which is a collection of eight short stories featuring the famous gentleman thief Raffles. He´s a prominent member of high society and a sporting hero and uses his position to commit jewelry thefts from his hosts. Raffles is the very definition of a loveable rogue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristin Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/fnha/000088/bk_fnha_000088_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this captivating country. Head out on safari in search of rhinos, lions and elephants, sample a succulent Sauvignon Blanc at a vineyard or take in the view atop Table Mountain: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of South Africa with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide South Africa: - Over 30 colour maps help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of South Africa, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations show in detail national parks, hiking and driving tours, key sightseeing areas and more - A comprehensive Field Guide describes all you need to know about the safari experience, including an overview of the country´s top reserves and a guide to the animals that inhabit South Africa - Colour photographs of spectacular scenic vistas, wild animals, idyllic beaches, winelands, city scenes and more - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Cape Town; the Cape Winelands; the West Coast; the Southern Cape; the Garden Route to Grahamstown; the Wild Coast, Drakensberg and Midlands; Durban and Zululand; Gauteng and Sun City; Blyde River Canyon and Kruger; and the Arid Interior - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about the country´s complex history, varied landscape, abundant flora and fauna, people and society, architecture, literary figures, sporting events and festivals - Experience the culture with features on wine-making, whale watching, Zulu culture, surfing scene, life in the desert and more - Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus transport, visa and health information DK Eyewitness Travel Guide South Africa is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to South Africa. DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017. ´´No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one´´ - The Independent Planning a city break? Try our DK Eyewitness Top 10 Cape Town and the Winelands guide. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK´s highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world´s leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.