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Breakers of the Dawn

Breakers of the Dawn
A Book

by Zachariah Wahrer

  • Publisher : Wahrer of the Worlds Publishing
  • Release : 2014-12-03
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seeking to dominate the Akked Galaxy, humans are at war with the Entho-la-ah-mines, a telepathically empowered race of intelligent insects. As part of the war, Felar Haltro, a Founder's Commando, is sent on a search and rescue mission to a hidden research facility. The dark secret she finds there will push her to the limit, challenging everything she believes about the Ashamine government.

Blood Sport

Blood Sport
A-Rod and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era

by Tim Elfrink,Gus Garcia-Roberts

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2014-07-08
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0698158474
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The definitive and dramatic story of the Alex Rodriguez and Biogenesis scandal, written by the reporters who broke and covered the story. “Blood Sport is riveting...a tragicomedy filled with characters straight out of a Carl Hiaasen novel.”—The Washington Post The effects of the Biogenesis case—the biggest drug scandal in the history of American sports—are still being felt today. Fifteen Major League Baseball players were suspended, including Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez. Ten men were indicted in federal court. And a new MLB commissioner was elected based on his role leading the response to the case. Now, Tim Elfrink—who broke that first story in the Miami New Times—joins forces with Pulitzer Prize finalist investigative reporter Gus Garcia-Roberts to tell the shocking full story behind the headlines. Blood Sport blows the lid off the most expensive scandal in the history of the game, and now includes an epilogue revealing the stunning aftermath of the scandal and its effects for years to come.

Blood Sport

Blood Sport
A Book

by Dick Francis

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-02-16
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0141942312
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Gene Hawkins is a fixer for his boss Mr Keeble: if Keeble has a problem, Gene goes and fixes it. It's that simple. Sometimes it requires the Luger he carries - mostly it doesn't. Now Keeble has summoned Gene back from a long-overdue holiday. It seems that a very expensive stallion has been taken in Kentucky. It's the third high-value kidnapping in a few years. Keeble wants his horse back. Gene is asked to go out there and find it. But what Gene doesn't know is that he's about to get involved with blackmailers and murderers. Looks like that Lugar will see some use... Praise for Dick Francis: 'As a jockey, Dick Francis was unbeatable when he got into his stride. The same is true of his crime writing' Daily Mirror 'Dick Francis's fiction has a secret ingredient - his inimitable knack of grabbing the reader's attention on page one and holding it tight until the very end' Sunday Telegraph 'The narrative is brisk and gripping and the background researched with care . . . the entire story is a pleasure to relish' Scotsman 'Francis writing at his best' Evening Standard 'A regular winner . . . as smooth, swift and lean as ever' Sunday Express 'A super chiller and killer' New York Times Book Review Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott. During his lifetime Dick Francis received many awards, amongst them the prestigious Crime Writers' Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the genre, and three 'best novel' Edgar Allan Poe awards from The Mystery Writers of America. In 1996 he was named by them as Grand Master for a lifetime's achievement. In 1998 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List of 2000. Dick Francis died in February 2010, at the age of eighty-nine, but he remains one of the greatest thriller writers of all time.

Blood Sport

Blood Sport
The Truth Behind the Scandals in the Clinton White House

by James B. Stewart

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-11-20
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1476711801
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pulitzer Prize winner James B. Stewart takes readers behind the scenes in the Clinton White House as it reels in the wake of the Whitewater scandal, Vincent Foster’s suicide, and Paula Jones’ allegations of sexual misconduct. In July 1993, White House official Vincent Foster wrote an anguished lament: “in Washington...ruining people is considered a sport.” Nine days later, Foster was dead. Shock at the apparent suicide of one of President Clinton’s top aides turned to mystery, then suspicion, as the White House became engulfed in an ever-widening net of unanswered questions. Among the confidential matters Foster was working on when he died was the Clinton’s ill-fated investment in Whitewater, an Arkansas land development. Soon conspiracy theories were circulating, alleging that Foster was murdered because he knew too much. And the Whitewater affair, a minor footnote to the 1992 presidential campaign, was suddenly resurrected in the national media. To a degree that left them sunned and at times depressed, the president and the first lady have been buffeted by a succession of scandals, from the first lady's profitable commodities trading to the sexual harassment allegations of Paula Jones. Like his predecessors, the Clinton presidency son found itself engulfed in allegations of scandal, conspiracy, and cover-up. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, many with people speaking publicly for the first time, James B. Stewart also sheds startling new light on these and other mysteries of the Clinton White House. In a fast-paced narrative that ranges from a backwater town in the Ozarks to the Oval Office, from newsrooms in New York and Los Angeles to offices of conservative think tanks and special prosecutors, the result is an unprecedented portrait of political combat as it is waged in America today.

Shadowrun Legends: Blood Sport

Shadowrun Legends: Blood Sport
A Book

by Lisa Smedman

  • Publisher : Catalyst Game Labs
  • Release : 2018-09-21
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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LET THE GAMES BEGIN... Mama Grande streaked through Leni's life like a bad dream. She arrived out of nowhere, claiming to be the ex-Lone Star detective's grandmother. She prophesied rivers of blood and an earth in flames. But her murder was even more bizarre: she died at the hands of two Yucatán missionaries hiding a secret of the Gods. AND MAY THE BEST PLAYER WIN. With combat biker wannabe Rafael in tow, Leni dives into Mama Grande's past... and hurtles into the dark heart of Aztlan—where human sacrifice is all the rage, and where ancient ceremonial games could trigger the end of the world. Are they crazy cultists or true harbingers of doom? The closer Leni and Rafael get to the answer, the nearer they move to the brink of oblivion. Either way, their futures could be cancelled...permanently.

Gladiators Arising: Blood-Bought vs. Blood Sport

Gladiators Arising: Blood-Bought vs. Blood Sport
A Book

by Trent Herbert

  • Publisher : Ambassador International
  • Release : 2022-03-08
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 1620208830
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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History repeats. Gladiators Arising: Blood-Bought vs. Blood Sport examines the resurgence of blood sports in the world today and its infiltration into the church. Historians are calling on people not to be comforted in the false assumption that gladiatorial fights could never happen again. Yet, it is realized that the neo-gladiators of Mixed Martial Arts have already arisen. This book walks through the corridors of time and takes a panoramic historical view of the early church’s collision with gladiators and its ultimate victory. The exploding concussion crisis makes this a timely book and the uncomfortable realities need a biblical response. Gladiators Arising demonstrates the early church’s success in piercing the darkness with the Light of Christ. It was through loving those created in His image and sharing the Gospel no matter the cost that changed the course of history. The cross today, standing within the weathered Roman Colosseum, beckons us to remember the past, understand the present, and prepare for the future.

Blood Sport

Blood Sport
A Book

by Rick Simonds

  • Publisher : First Edition Design Pub.
  • Release : 2012-04-18
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN : 1937520838
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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MSP Detective Reed Sanderson is put in charge of a homicide task force in an attempt to solve a series of baffling deaths in the Pine Tree State. Because these deaths are seemingly without motive, he must determine if these are homicides before he can attempt to find the perpetrator. After he unlocks the mystery, he is confronted with a challenge more sinister; the abduction of his teen-aged son. Rick Simonds is known on many fronts. Blood Sport is his second novel after his breakout novel Blood Code was published in 2011. In addition to being an English and Creative Writing teacher at the high school level he also serves as the color commentator for the NBA D league, Maine Red Claws on WJAB radio and Time Warner television broadcasts. He has written weekly newspaper columns as well as been a columnist and feature writer for various magazines. For 24 years he served as a college and professional basketball coach and has been inducted into three athletic Hall of Fames. He currently resides in Maine.

Blood Sport

Blood Sport
Hunting in Britain Since 1066

by Emma Griffin

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2007-01-01
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 9780300116281
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nearly a decade of divisive debate over foxhunting in Britain culminated with the passage of the Hunting with Dogs Act of 2004. But the battle over the future of hunting is not yet resolved, and polarizing right-or-wrong debates continue undiminished. This book recounts the history of hunting in Britain and offers a fresh perspective on conflicts.

The Action and Adventure Cinema

The Action and Adventure Cinema
A Book

by Yvonne Tasker

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2004-08-19
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1134564945
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This exciting collection addresses action and adventure from the silent to the contemporary period exploring diverse questions of aesthetics, industry and ideology. Action has established itself as one of the leading commercial genres of the New Hollywood cinema, generating extensive debate in the process. Contributors consider how action might best be defined, how it has developed historically, and how it works formally. The critical reception and standing of action and adventure cinema is considered in relation to questions of national culture, violence and the 'art' of cinema. Themes explored include genre and definitions; early action, sensation and melodrama; authorship and action; national and transnational action-adventure traditions; action aesthetics; spectacle and narrative; stars and bodies; class; gender; race and ethnicity. Attempting to evaluate the significance of this type of filmmaking for both popular cinema and film studies, the book underlines the central place of action and adventure within film history.

The Asian Influence on Hollywood Action Films

The Asian Influence on Hollywood Action Films
A Book

by Barna William Donovan

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2014-09-17
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1476607702
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Filmmakers of the Pacific Rim have been delivering punches and flying kicks to the Hollywood movie industry for years. This book explores the ways in which the storytelling and cinematic techniques of Asian popular culture have migrated from grainy, low-budget martial arts movies to box-office blockbusters such as The Magnificent Seven, Star Wars, The Matrix and Transformers. While special effects gained prominence, the raw and gritty power of live combat emerged as an audience favorite, spawning Asian stars Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan and martial arts-trained stars Chuck Norris and Steven Seagal. As well as capturing the sheer onscreen adrenaline rush that characterizes the films discussed, this work explores the impact of violent cinematic entertainment and why it is often misunderstood. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Mixed Martial Arts' Most Wanted

Mixed Martial Arts' Most Wanted
The Top 10 Book of Crazy Combat, Great Grappling, and Sick Submissions

by Adam T. Heath,David L. Hudson

  • Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Release : 2011-12-01
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1612340415
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mixed martial arts hasn t been dubbed the world 's fastest growing sport for nothing. It 's noticeably rocked the sporting world since the creation of the Ultimate Fighting Championship nearly two decades ago and has even shaken up the pop culture scene. Who would have expected popular MMA fighter Chuck Liddell to trade in his sparring gloves for dance shoes on "Dancing with the Stars"? A combo of grappling, punching, kneeing, and kicking, this sport looks like it will be grounding and pounding, sprawling and brawling, for some time to come."Mixed Martial Arts Most Wanted " steps into the cage and brings you round after round of fighting deeds and details worthy of a sport known for bloody battles and ingenious tactics. Authors Adam T. Heath and David L. Hudson Jr. have knocked out sixty top-ten lists detailing the low blows, grappling greats, human anomalies, and fighting females that make up the compelling world of mixed martial arts.There 's no need to be an insider Heath and Hudson bring you all of the sport 's best bouts, dirtiest moves, and brainscrambling kayos in a book that will keep MMA enthusiasts reeling for months.

Action Speaks Louder

Action Speaks Louder
Violence, Spectacle, and the American Action Movie

by Eric Lichtenfeld

  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Release : 2007-04-27
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780819568014
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The action movie has been the film genre that most represents Hollywood to the world, as action films find blockbuster success at box offices internationally. Studying its trends, key components, and visual excesses, this edition traces the genre's evolution to reveal how it has come to assume its place of prominence in American culture.

New York

New York
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Channeling Violence

Channeling Violence
The Economic Market for Violent Television Programming

by James T. Hamilton

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2021-04-13
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN : 0691228310
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"If it bleeds, it leads." The phrase captures television news directors' famed preference for opening newscasts with the most violent stories they can find. And what is true for news is often true for entertainment programming, where violence is used as a product to attract both viewers and sponsors. In this book, James Hamilton presents the first major theoretical and empirical examination of the market for television violence. Hamilton approaches television violence in the same way that other economists approach the problem of pollution: that is, as an example of market failure. He argues that television violence, like pollution, generates negative externalities, defined as costs borne by others than those involved in the production activity. Broadcasters seeking to attract viewers may not fully bear the costs to society of their violent programming, if those costs include such factors as increased levels of aggression and crime in society. Hamilton goes on to say that the comparison to pollution remains relevant when considering how to deal with the problem. Approaches devised to control violent programming, such as restricting it to certain times and rating programs according to the violence they contain, have parallels in zoning and education policies designed to protect the environment. Hamilton examines in detail the microstructure of incentives that operate at every level of television broadcasting, from programming and advertising to viewer behavior, so that remedies can be devised to reduce violent programming without restricting broadcasters' right to compete.

The Invention of Martial Arts

The Invention of Martial Arts
Popular Culture Between Asia and America

by Paul Bowman

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 0197540333
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The Invention of Martial Arts examines the media history of what we now call 'martial arts' and argues that martial arts is a cultural construction that was born in film, TV and other media. It argues that 'martial arts' exploded into popular consciousness entirely thanks to the work of media. Of course, the book does not deny the existence of real, material histories and non-media dimensions in martial arts practices. But it thoroughly recasts the status of such histories, combining recent myth-busting findings in historical martial arts research with important insights into the discontinuous character of history, the widespread 'invention of tradition', the orientalism and imagined geographies that animate many ideas about history, and the frequent manipulation of history for reasons of status, cultural capital, private or public power, politics, and/or financial gain. In doing so, The Invention of Martial Arts argues for the primacy of media representation as key player in the emergence and spread of martial arts. This argument overturns the dominant belief that 'real practices' are primary, while representations are secondary. The book makes its case via historical analysis of the British media history of such Eastern and Western martial arts as Bartitsu, jujutsu, judo, karate, tai chi and MMA across a range of media, from newspapers, comics and books to cartoon, film and TV series, as well as television adverts and music videos, focusing on key but often overlooked texts such as adverts for 'Hai Karate', the 1970s disco hit 'Kung Fu Fighting', and many other mainstream and marginal media texts"--

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office
Patents

by United States. Patent Office

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1974-07
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Death of American Virtue

The Death of American Virtue
Clinton vs. Starr

by Ken Gormley

  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2010-02-16
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN : 0307459780
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ten years after one of the most polarizing political scandals in American history, author Ken Gormley offers an insightful, balanced, and revealing analysis of the events leading up to the impeachment trial of President William Jefferson Clinton. From Ken Starr’s initial Whitewater investigation through the Paula Jones sexual harassment suit, to the Monica Lewinsky affair and Brett Kavanaugh's role in the subsequent inquiry, The Death of American Virtue is a gripping chronicle of an ever-escalating political feeding frenzy. In exclusive interviews, Bill Clinton, Ken Starr, Monica Lewinsky, Paula Jones, Susan McDougal, and many more key players offer candid reflections on that period. Drawing on never-before-released records and documents—including the Justice Department’s internal investigation into Starr, new details concerning the death of Vince Foster, and evidence from lawyers on both sides—Gormley sheds new light on a dark and divisive chapter, the aftereffects of which are still being felt in today’s political climate.

Blood Sport

Blood Sport
A Book

by Michael Newton

  • Publisher : Dell Publishing Company
  • Release : 1990-09
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780440207351
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Blood Sport

Blood Sport
A Book

by Judith E. French

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 9780505527578
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Despite the objections of her gorgeous new partner, "Cowboy" Reed Donovan, agent Jillian Maxwell goes undercover to draw out a murderer who has left a trail of bodies dumped by the sea and realizes too late that she has been set up to be the latest loser in this deadly game. Original.

Blood Sport

Blood Sport
A Social History of Spanish Bullfighting

by Timothy J. Mitchell

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Describing how public animal slaughter came to occupy a central place in Spanish culture, this study attempts to unravel the strands of religion, class conflict, nationalism, political corruption and machismo that make bullfighting a microcosm of Spanish society.