It's Better to Be Feared

It's Better to Be Feared
The New England Patriots and the World They Made

by Seth Wickersham

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-10-19
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9781631498237
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over two unbelievable decades, the New England Patriots were not only the NFL's most dominant team, but also--and by far--the most secretive. How did they achieve and sustain greatness--and what were the costs? In It's Better to Be Feared, Seth Wickersham, one of the country's finest long form and investigative sportswriters, tells the full, behind-the-scenes story of the Patriots, capturing the brilliance, ambition, and vanity that powered and ultimately unraveled them. Based on hundreds of interviews conducted since 2001, Wickersham's chronicle is packed with revelations, taking us deep into Bill Belichick's tactical ingenuity and Tom Brady's unique mentality while also reporting on their divergent paths in 2020, including Brady's run to the Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Raucous, unvarnished, and definitive, It's Better to Be Feared is an instant classic of American sportswriting in the tradition of Michael Lewis, David Maraniss, and David Halberstam.

It's Better to Be Feared: The New England Patriots Dynasty and the Pursuit of Greatness

It's Better to Be Feared: The New England Patriots Dynasty and the Pursuit of Greatness
A Book

by Seth Wickersham

  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release : 2021-10-12
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 163149824X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Seth Wickersham has managed to do the impossible: he has pulled off the definitive document of the Belichick/Brady dynasty.” —Bill Simmons, The Ringer The explosive, long-awaited account of the making of the greatest dynasty in football history—from the acclaimed ESPN reporter who has been there from the very beginning. Over two unbelievable decades, the New England Patriots were not only the NFL’s most dominant team, but also—and by far—the most secretive. How did they achieve and sustain greatness—and what were the costs? In It's Better to Be Feared, Seth Wickersham, one of the country’s finest long form and investigative sportswriters, tells the full, behind-the-scenes story of the Patriots, capturing the brilliance, ambition, and vanity that powered and ultimately unraveled them. Based on hundreds of interviews conducted since 2001, Wickersham’s chronicle is packed with revelations, taking us deep into Bill Belichick’s tactical ingenuity and Tom Brady’s unique mentality while also reporting on their divergent paths in 2020, including Brady’s run to the Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Raucous, unvarnished, and definitive, It’s Better to Be Feared is an instant classic of American sportswriting in the tradition of Michael Lewis, David Maraniss, and David Halberstam.

Hardhearted: It's Better to Be Feared than Loved

Hardhearted: It's Better to Be Feared than Loved
Beating the Odds 2

by Sherrod Tunstall

  • Publisher : Urban Renaissance
  • Release : 2020-08-25
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1645561089
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After they were locked up abroad, Swag, Tyler, and Travis have successfully made it out of Brazil with the help of the Hernandez Cartel. Now they’re on a new adventure in San Jose, Costa Rica, where they are taking orders from a much deadlier and beautiful nightmare, King Kia Costello. At first things in Costa Rica are pleasurable, until blood is shed, friend turns against friend, and jealousy comes into play when Swag catches the interest of someone else. Come join Sherrod Tunstall as he takes you on another wild ride with this story of global love, murder, deceit, and payback.

Better to be Feared

Better to be Feared
Jail Life in the Raw

by Sean Bridges

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-08-12
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1780573006
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Better To Be Feared is the true story of a 48-year-old businessman who, having pled guilty to perpetrating a fraud involving a fake business contract, was plunged into the dark world of life inside some of Britain's hardest jails. Never having had any contact with criminal justice previously, Sean Bridges' adjustment to life behind bars raised many questions and forced him to confront the daily round of violence and drugs abuse within these maximum-security prisons. His life inside exploded when he witnessed another con being badly beaten by three fellow prisoners. He planned revenge and exacted it in spectacular fashion. Bridges became a problem by challenging the inadequacies of an antiquated system which effectively feeds itself - never to be short of repeat customers. This is not the story of another white-collar criminal's time inside. It is a shocking personal account of the reasons why the criminal justice system fails society today. That system has changed Sean Bridges forever.

Democracy and Its Friendly Critics

Democracy and Its Friendly Critics
Tocqueville and Political Life Today

by Peter Augustine Lawler

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 9780739107621
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Democracy and Its Friendly Critics addresses a variety of modern political and social concerns, such as the moral dimension of democracy, the theoretical challenges to democracy in our time, the religious dimension of liberty, and the meaning of work in contemporary American life. Taking innovative and unexpected approaches toward familiar topics, the essays present engaging insights into a democratic society, and the contributors include some of today's leading figures in political philosophy.

Machiavelli: The Prince

Machiavelli: The Prince
A Book

by Niccolo Machiavelli,Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities Quentin Skinner

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1988-10-28
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 9780521349932
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Professor Skinner presents a lucid analysis of Machiavelli's text as a response to the world of Florentine politics.

Fear's Empire: War, Terrorism, and Democracy

Fear's Empire: War, Terrorism, and Democracy
A Book

by Benjamin R. Barber

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2004-10-17
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0393070417
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Fear's Empire lays the foundation for a principled opposition based on America's truest and best values."--Senator Gary Hart The author of Jihad vs. McWorld analyzes how American foreign policy has gone wrongand how it could go right. In this hard-hitting but pragmatic new critique of the Bush administration's foreign policy, Benjamin R. Barber exposes in detail the folly of an agenda of preventive war, placing it in the context of two hundred years of American strategic doctrine (including the recent history of deterrence and containment). He shows how chosen "rogue states" have been made to stand in for terrorists too difficult to locate and destroy, and how the United States continues to support dictatorship in nations it regards as friends, while still believing we can impose democracy on vanquished enemies at the barrel of a gun. Barber argues for an America that promotes cooperation, multilateralism, international law, and pooled sovereignty. For as law and citizenship alone secure liberty within nations, law and citizenship alone can secure liberty among them, freeing them from fear.

Realism and Fear in International Relations

Realism and Fear in International Relations
Morgenthau, Waltz and Mearsheimer Reconsidered

by Arash Heydarian Pashakhanlou

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-12-08
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN : 3319410121
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines the fascinating story of how the chief architects of realism (Hans Morgenthau, Kenneth Waltz and John Mearsheimer) dealt with some of the most pressing political issues of our time through the lenses of fear. Pashakhanlou conducts the most comprehensive evaluation of their works to date, compromising of a meticulous analysis of 400 of their publications. As such, this book is an invaluable resource for practitioners, students and concerned citizens that seek to understand how three of the most influential International Relations scholars thought about the implications of fear at the global level. ‘In this important book, the author gets to the heart of the underlying emotional condition on which so much rational political thought in International Relations is built. By uncovering the role of fear within the modern classics of realism, the book sheds light on the role that fear plays in producing otherwise rational decision-making.’ David Galbreath, Professor of International Security, University of Bath, UK ‘The role played by fear in Realist international theory is under-explored and poorly theorised. This book addresses this lacuna and provides a thorough and systematic analysis of the significance of fear in Realism. In doing so, Arash Heydarian Pashakhanlou makes a major contribution to International Relations theory, and the ‘emotional turn’ in the study of contemporary international politics’. Adrian Hyde-Price, Professor of International Politics, Gothenburg University, Sweden

Feared (Rosato & DiNunzio 6)

Feared (Rosato & DiNunzio 6)
A Book

by Lisa Scottoline

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2018-10-04
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1472243188
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Mary DiNunzio's ruthless nemesis Nick Machiavelli is back . . . with a vengeance. Rosato & DiNunzio are being sued for reverse sex discrimination by three plaintiffs who claim they weren't hired because they were men. Their lawyer, Nick Machiavelli, once lost a case to Mary DiNunzio, and now he wants a rematch. Mary and her partner, Bennie Rosato, soon figure out that Machiavelli manufactured the entire story and entrapped the law firm's only male lawyer, John Foxman, into admitting sexual discrimination. Events turn deadly when Foxman ends up murdered. Now it's all on the line as the women have to figure out who killed Foxman and save the law firm they love.

A Real Goon's Bible

A Real Goon's Bible
A Book

by Derrick Johnson

  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Release : 2009-02-09
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN : 0983440980
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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To all those who stand tall through it all! This one's for ya'll.In life there's a start and finish to everything, but what counts the most are the things one does while going through it, such as having morals and principles that detour even the thought of indulging in activities that put your beliefs at question. I'm a firm believer in the Game God and the rules and codes of the "jungle" we call the streets, and when one violates the Laws of the Game, there will be various forms of consequences and repercussions. Times have changed true indeed, but what hasn't changed is the definition and understanding of what defines a man, a stand up man at that. There once was a time when men carried their own weight, no matter what threats or tactics law enforcement used on them; but due to all the real thoroughbred soldiers and their lengthily prison bits, the younger generation hasn't been receiving the guidance and discipline us true soldiers had to endure. So in turn, many are bred to be something all real men despise-rats and snitches.With all this being said, the Game hasn't changed, it's the individual who's playing that has changed, along with the help of the government who is guiding and molding them to their specifications to be less than the strong men their meant to be. They're not only the worst of the worst, they're lost.So to all the real "G's" who refuse to bend or fold, my hat's off to you because believe it when I tell you-we're the last of a dying breed.

The Best Known Unknown

The Best Known Unknown
A Book

by John F. Maraglino

  • Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
  • Release : 2011-10-01
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 1612045928
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Anyone who has ever stepped onto a playing field, or looked into his father's eyes seeking solace in an uncertain world, will enjoy this captivating read. The Best Known Unknown is the memoir of John, a man trying to break away from the depths of depression, and the mental and physical abuse he endured from his family. He was born in 1946 in the Bronx, and as a child clings to the lessons and teachings of his father, as he fights through the dysfunction of his mother's family. Stories taught by his father of survival in the streets made John mentally strong, but he lost his father when he was 16. With the lessons he learned, John overcomes the horrors that surround him. A romp through one man's life, with all its attendant joy, sorrow and lessons, The Best Known Unknown brings the reader along for a great ride. With laughter and tears, the irony of life is told from a young boy's time with his father, to the fields of sport, where honor is earned through the strength of one's arm and ultimately - the will to overcome. - N. True Light, pharmacist John Maraglino's storytelling and his honesty and charisma make you root for him - and make this a very enjoyable read!The stories run the gamut from funny, sad, touching, heart wrenching, scary, crazy, ridiculous and beyond! You will LOVE THIS BOOK! - Dr. Ronald M. Guberman, New York physician About the Author: John F. Maraglino hopes his story will help others. He lives in White Plains, New York, and is writing his next three books. Publisher's website: http: //SBPRA.com/JohnFMaraglin

Essays on Development Issues

Essays on Development Issues
India and the Indian Ocean Region

by R. N. Ghosh,Rony Gabbay,Muhammed Abu B. Siddique

  • Publisher : Atlantic Publishers & Dist
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9788126902194
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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India, Australia And South Africa Are The Three Major Regional Powers In The Indian Ocean Region. While Australia Is A Developed Country With A Very High Level Of Economic Affluence, The South African Society S Problems Are Mainly Drawn Along Racial Lines. Blacks In South Africa Have An Overwhelming Majority In Numbers, And Yet Most Of The Black People In South Africa Face Serious Problems Of Unemployment And Poverty. The Whites In South Africa Have, On The Other Hand, Always Enjoyed Comfortable Standards Of Living.India Provides The Classic Example Of A Developing Country That Is Burdened With Overpopulation, Communal Divisions, Gender Inequalities, Rural Poverty, Illiteracy And Yet It Is A Country That Has The Potential To Emerge As A Great Global Power In The Course Of The 21St Century. The Essays Included In This Volume Examine The Case Of India From Various Perspectives To Demonstrate How The Process Of Economic Change In India Might Have A Bearing On The Indian Ocean Region As A Whole.

Machiavelli in America

Machiavelli in America
A Book

by Thomas Block

  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Release : 2014-03-01
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1628940689
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Machiavelli advised us that people are so mean, small and selfish that they will only act under necessity, so the successful prince must force the population, through whatever means necessary, to follow his dictates. This book traces the influence of the Florentine thinker on American politics, from the Founders (c. 1770s) through today's rough-and-tumble political panorama. Machiavelli's ideas have been re-interpreted internationally as 'real-politik.' He proposed that the 'ends justify the means,' and that any manner of fraud, violence or corruption must be utilized in attaining and retaining power. He maintained that the most powerful form of fraud was the appearance of religiosity and said that the successful prince must hold no art higher than that of war. In this disturbing, erudite and highly readable book, America is shown to be a surprising example of Machiavellian politics, utilizing all of the post-modern methods of information distribution and "legal" fraud and corruption. Lee Atwater, Karl Rove, George W. Bush, the Supreme Court's 'Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission' (2010) and the Super PACs it spawned, the massive amounts of money ("power's master key"), the intermingling of the language of religion and war, and the 90% negative advertising of the 2012 Presidential campaign (channeling Machiavelli's dictum that the adversary must be "assassinated," though in contemporary America by character assassination) and even Barack Obama's Machiavellian machinations are looked at in light of the Renaissance political philosopher's ideas. The last section of the book offers a response to this with a specific, implementable program that will begin to devolve the power of American democracy back to the people.

Public Economics and Public Choice

Public Economics and Public Choice
Contributions in Honor of Charles B. Blankart

by Pio Baake,Rainald Borck

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2007-06-30
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 3540727825
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book contains essays in honor of Charles B. Blankart on the occasion of his 65th birthday. The contributors include prominent scholars from the discipline of public finance and public choice. The essays include such topics as taxation, public choice, and regulation, and thus give testimony of Blankart's very broad ranging interests in economics.

A Few Kind Words about Hate

A Few Kind Words about Hate
The Dark Side of Family Life and the Bible

by Una Stannard

  • Publisher : GermainBooks
  • Release : 2007-01
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 0914142038
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Smythe sewn cloth binding.Describes the difficulties faced by children in families. Eight chapters discuss Sigmund Freud's abusive childhood and its consequences in his work.

Roman Monarchy and the Renaissance Prince

Roman Monarchy and the Renaissance Prince
A Book

by Peter Stacey

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2007-02-08
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1139463063
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beginning with a sustained analysis of Seneca's theory of monarchy in the treatise De clementia, in this 2007 text Peter Stacey traces the formative impact of ancient Roman political philosophy upon medieval and Renaissance thinking about princely government on the Italian peninsula from the time of Frederick II to the early modern period. Roman Monarchy and the Renaissance Prince offers a systematic reconstruction of the pre-humanist and humanist history of the genre of political reflection known as the mirror-for-princes tradition - a tradition which, as Stacey shows, is indebted to Seneca's speculum above all other classical accounts of the virtuous prince - and culminates with a comprehensive and controversial reading of the greatest work of renaissance political theory, Machiavelli's The Prince. Peter Stacey brings to light a story which has been lost from view in recent accounts of the Renaissance debt to classical antiquity, providing a radically revisionist account of the history of the Renaissance prince.

Oh, Crapper!

Oh, Crapper!
A Book

by J.D. Richard

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2003-08-19
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN : 9781462821549
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is the end of the booming 90s. Because of decreased sales, earnings and a sluggish stock price, the CEO of Crapper Companies, a Fortune 500 manufacturing conglomerate, is forced to resign. An outsider is appointed his replacement causing conflict, confusion and anxiety among employees who fear losing their jobs. Oh, Crapper! is the story of people hoping to survive in a big business thats going through a change of life. Many voices reveal its secrets - from officers at the top to the wannabes trying to get there.

Strong Liberalism

Strong Liberalism
Habits of Mind for Democratic Citizenship

by Jason A. Scorza

  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 9781584656654
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this age of "total" war on terrorism, many liberals fail to recognize the dangers of adopting the methods of their enemies--of meeting propaganda with propaganda, cruelty with cruelty, and violence with violence. Other liberals reject even modest efforts to teach and regulate good citizenship, fearing that in doing so they will come to resemble their enemies. Can liberal democracy be strengthened and secured without either compromising basic liberal principles or emasculating fundamental liberal purposes? The great totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century are gone, but the need for "strong liberalism" has never been more urgent. Jason A. Scorza argues that liberalism can generate an account of citizenship responsive to such pressing contemporary challenges as political fear, political apathy, and conformist political membership. Strong Liberalism is founded on understanding thoroughly the canonical defenders of liberal democracy (John Stuart Mill, John Rawls, and Judith Shklar), moving beyond the thinking of prominent contemporary theorists (Stephen Macedo, William Galston, and Thomas Spragens), and parrying the arguments of liberalism's critics (Benjamin Barber, Michael Sandel, and Mary Ann Glendon). Scorza imparts a sharp theory of "strong liberalism" that summons liberal philosophy to the battlefield of the inner life of politics and recalls it to its own essential but often overlooked strengths: civic friendship, political courage, political self-reliance, civic toleration, and political irreverence. The theory of strong liberalism accepts that civic strength is rooted in civic pluralism. Liberal democracy is best served by the cultivation of multiple examples of good citizenship rather than by the insistence that a single, ideal civic character can be identified and universally imposed through civic education.

97 Things Every Engineering Manager Should Know

97 Things Every Engineering Manager Should Know
Collective Wisdom from the Experts

by Camille Fournier

  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release : 2019-11-21
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1492050857
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tap into the wisdom of experts to learn what every engineering manager should know. With 97 short and extremely useful tips for engineering managers, you'll discover new approaches to old problems, pick up road-tested best practices, and hone your management skills through sound advice. Managing people is hard, and the industry as a whole is bad at it. Many managers lack the experience, training, tools, texts, and frameworks to do it well. From mentoring interns to working in senior management, this book will take you through the stages of management and provide actionable advice on how to approach the obstacles you’ll encounter as a technical manager. A few of the 97 things you should know: "Three Ways to Be the Manager Your Report Needs" by Duretti Hirpa "The First Two Questions to Ask When Your Team Is Struggling" by Cate Huston "Fire Them!" by Mike Fisher "The 5 Whys of Organizational Design" by Kellan Elliott-McCrea "Career Conversations" by Raquel Vélez "Using 6-Page Documents to Close Decisions" by Ian Nowland "Ground Rules in Meetings" by Lara Hogan

Understanding Religious Violence

Understanding Religious Violence
Thinking Outside the Box on Terrorism

by J P Larsson

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2017-07-05
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1351876899
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There is a long-standing fear of that which is not understood. Since September 11, 2001 the fear surrounding the violent elements of religion has led to heightened tensions. Research is thus essential to counteract the effects of 'religious xenophobia'. In this compelling book J.P. Larsson investigates religious violence, terrorism and armed conflict in order to deliver the understanding required for a more peaceful world and to allow for a framework of conflict transformation. This multi-disciplinary text will greatly interest those in the fields of international relations, theology and sociology.