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Winning Ugly

Winning Ugly
Mental Warfare in Tennis--Lessons from a Master

by Brad Gilbert,Steve Jamison

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-05-28
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1476715092
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The tennis classic from Olympic gold medalist and ESPN analyst Brad Gilbert, now featuring a new introduction with tips drawn from the strategies of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Andy Murray, and more, to help you outthink and outplay your toughest opponents A former Olympic medalist and now one of ESPN’s most respected analysts, Brad Gilbert shares his timeless tricks and tips, including “some real gems” (Tennis magazine) to help both recreational and professional players improve their game. In the new introduction to this third edition, Gilbert uses his inside access to analyze current stars such as Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal, showing readers how to beat better players without playing better tennis. Written with clarity and wit, this classic combat manual for the tennis court has become the bible of tennis instruction books for countless players worldwide.

Winning Ugly

Winning Ugly
NATO's War to Save Kosovo

by Ivo H. Daalder,Michael E. O'Hanlon

  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release : 2004-05-13
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN : 9780815798422
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After eleven weeks of bombing in the spring of 1999, the United States and NATO ultimately won the war in Kosovo. Serbian troops were forced to withdraw, enabling an international military and political presence to take charge in the region. But was this war inevitable or was it the product of failed western diplomacy prior to the conflict? And once it became necessary to use force, did NATO adopt a sound strategy to achieve its aims of stabilizing Kosovo? In this first in-depth study of the Kosovo crisis, Ivo Daalder and Michael O'Hanlon answer these and other questions about the causes, conduct, and consequences of the war. Based on interviews with many of the key participants, they conclude that notwithstanding important diplomatic mistakes before the conflict, it would have been difficult to avoid the Kosovo war. That being the case, U.S. and NATO conduct of the war left much to be desired. For more than four weeks, the Serbs succeeded where NATO failed, forcefully changing Kosovo's ethnic balance by forcing 1.5 million Albanians from their home and more than 800,000 from the country. Had they chosen to massacre more of their victims, NATO would have been powerless to stop them. In the end, NATO won the war by increasing the scope and intensity of bombing, making serious plans for a ground invasion, and moving diplomacy into full gear in order to convince Belgrade that this was a war Serbia would never win. The Kosovo crisis is a cautionary tale for those who believe force can be used easily and in limited increments to stop genocide, mass killing, and the forceful expulsion of entire populations. Daalder and O'Hanlon conclude that the crisis holds important diplomatic and military lessons that must be learned so that others in the future might avoid the mistakes that were made in this case.

Winning Ugly

Winning Ugly
A Visual History of the Most Bizarre Baseball Uniforms Ever Worn

by Todd Radom

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2018-05-15
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1683582292
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Baseball, our national pastime. Every fan has memories of their team’s incredible victories and anguishing defeats. We remember the home runs, the walk-off wins, and the moments that will last a lifetime. We also remember those things which we wish we could forget: the errors, the mental mistakes . . . and the ugly uniforms. In an ode to those eyesores, Todd Radom has collected and chronicled some of the swing-and-misses we’ve ever seen on the baseball diamond. Remember when the Chicago White Sox thought wearing shorts in 1977 was a good idea? How about when the Baltimore Orioles wore their all-orange jerseys in 1971? Do you remember the 1999 “Turn Ahead the Clock” campaign? Or the most recent all-camo jerseys of San Diego Padres? Yes, there is much to talk about when it comes to the odd uniform decisions teams have made over the years. But just like there’s love out there for French bulldogs or Christmas sweaters, ugly uniforms hold a warm place in the heart of all baseball fans. Sure they didn’t affect wins and losses (unless you mention Chris Sale), but a fan’s love and ire goes well beyond the current standings. So whether your team appears in Ugly Baseball Uniforms or not, fans of the sport will enjoy reliving the moments most teams would like to forget.

Winning Ugly in Chess

Winning Ugly in Chess
Playing Badly is No Excuse for Losing

by Cyrus Lakdawala

  • Publisher : New In Chess
  • Release : 2019-08-02
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9056918273
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When was the last time you won a perfect game? A game that wasn’t tainted by inferior moves? Every chess player knows that smooth wins are the exception, that play is often chaotic and positions are frequently irrational. The road to victory is generally full of bumps and misadventures. Welcome to the world of imperfection! Chess books usually feature superbly played games. In Winning Ugly in Chess you will see games where weird moves are rewarded. Cyrus Lakdawala knows that playing good chess is all very well, but that beating your opponent is better. He demonstrates the fine art of winning undeserved victories by: -- miraculously surviving chaos -- throwing vile cheapos -- refusing to resign in lost positions -- getting lucky breaks -- provoking unforced errors and other ways to land on your feet after a roller-coaster ride. Lakdawala shows how you can make sure that it is your opponent, not you, who makes the last blunder. If you’d rather win a bad game than lose a good one, then this your ideal guide. The next time ‘the wrong player’ wins, you will be that player!

Humanitarian Hypocrisy

Humanitarian Hypocrisy
Civilian Protection and the Design of Peace Operations

by Andrea L. Everett

  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2018-02-15
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 1501714813
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Devil in the details : peace operations, civilian protection, and policy design -- Political will, organized hypocrisy, and ambitions-resources gaps -- Quantitative evidence -- France in Rwanda -- The United States in Darfur -- Australia in the Southwest Pacific

In the Zone

In the Zone
Achieving Optimal Performance in Business-- as in Sports

by J. Mitchell Perry,Steve Jamison

  • Publisher : JM Perry Learning Technolog
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9780809231959
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Like a runner hitting a stride or an athlete on a winning streak, there are times when everything falls into place. This compelling book reveals how the nation's most effective coaches, athletes, and teams use mental techniques to reach an optimal performance level and how these techniques can be translated in the business environment. Photos & illustrations.

NATO's Gamble

NATO's Gamble
Combining Diplomacy and Airpower in the Kosovo Crisis, 1998-1999

by Dag Henriksen

  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Release : 2013-11-15
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 161251555X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this revealing work, Dag Henriksen discloses the origins and content of NATO's strategic and conceptual thinking on how the use of force was to succeed politically in altering the behavior of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY). The air campaign, known as Operation Allied Force, was the first war against any sovereign nation in the history of NATO and the first major combat operation conducted for humanitarian purposes against a state committing atrocities within its own borders. This book examines the key political, diplomatic, and military processes that shaped NATO and U.S. management of the Kosovo crisis and shows how air power became the main instrument in their strategy to coerce the FRY to accede to NATO's demands. The book further shows that the military leaders set to execute the campaign had no clear strategic guidance on what the operation was to achieve and that the level of uncertainty was so high that the officers selecting the bombing targets watched NATO's military spokesman on CNN for guidance in choosing their targets. Henriksen argues that structures preceding the Kosovo crisis shaped the management to a much greater degree than events taking place in Kosovo and that the air power community's largely institutionalized focus on high-intensity conflicts, like the 1991 Gulf War, hampered them from developing strategies to fit the political complexities of crises. Because fighting and wars in the lower end of the intensity spectrum are likely to surface again, study of the Kosovo crisis offers lessons for future international conflicts in which the combination of force and diplomacy will play a very significant role.

Tennis and Philosophy

Tennis and Philosophy
What the Racket is All About

by David Baggett

  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release : 2021-05-11
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 0813182883
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tennis smashed onto the worldwide athletic scene soon after its modern rules and equipment were introduced in nineteenth-century England. Exciting, competitive, and uniquely accessible to people of all ages and talent levels, tennis continues to enjoy popularity, both as a recreational activity and a spectator sport. Life imitates sport in Tennis and Philosophy. Editor David Baggett approaches tennis not only as a game but also as a surprisingly rich resource for philosophical analysis. He assembles a team of champion scholars, including David Foster Wallace, Robert R. Clewis, David Detmer, Mark Huston, Tommy Valentini, Neil Delaney, and Kevin Kinghorn, to consider numerous philosophical issues within the sport. Profiles of tennis greats such as John McEnroe, Roger Federer, the Williams sisters, and Arthur Ashe are paired with pertinent topics, from the ethics of rage to the role of rivalry. Whether entertaining metaphysical arguments or examining the nature of beauty, these essays promise insightful discussion of one of the world's most popular sports.

Tennis: Winning the Mental Match

Tennis: Winning the Mental Match
A Book

by Allen Fox

  • Publisher : Allen Fox
  • Release : 2010-09-30
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0615407765
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tennis is more mentally difficult than most other sports. Because of its one-on-one nature, it feels more important than it is. Competitive matches can become highly stressful, and losing is painful. Emotions tend to get out of hand, with fears and nerves becoming difficult to control. Confidence comes and goes; the scoring system is diabolical; and everyone is at risk of choking, even the greatest players in the world. This book attacks these and other issues faced by players of all levels. Dr. Allen Fox’s solutions are logical and straightforward, and most importantly, they have been tested on court and they work.

Shields of the Republic

Shields of the Republic
The Triumph and Peril of America’s Alliances

by Mira Rapp-Hooper

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2020-06-09
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0674246020
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Is America’s alliance system so quietly effective that politicians and voters fail to appreciate its importance in delivering the security they take for granted? For the first century and a half of its existence, the United States had just one alliance—a valuable but highly controversial military arrangement with France. Largely out of deference to George Washington’s warnings against the dangers of “entangling alliances,” subsequent American presidents did not consider entering another until the Second World War. Then everything suddenly changed. Between 1948 and 1955, US leaders extended defensive security guarantees to twenty-three countries in Europe and Asia. Seventy years later, the United States had allied with thirty-seven. In Shields of the Republic, Mira Rapp-Hooper reveals the remarkable success of America’s unprecedented system of alliances. During the Cold War, a grand strategy focused on allied defense, deterrence, and assurance helped to keep the peace at far lower material and political costs than its critics allege. When the Soviet Union collapsed, however, the United States lost the adversary the system was designed to combat. Its alliances remained without a core strategic logic, leaving them newly vulnerable. Today the alliance system is threatened from without and within. China and Russia seek to break America’s alliances through conflict and non-military erosion. Meanwhile, US politicians and voters are increasingly skeptical of alliances’ costs and benefits and believe we may be better off without them. But what if the alliance system is a victim of its own quiet success? Rapp-Hooper argues that America’s national security requires alliances that deter and defend against military and non-military conflict alike. The alliance system is past due for a post–Cold War overhaul, but it remains critical to the country’s safety and prosperity in the 21st century.

The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs

The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2012-05-22
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 0300136021
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collects more than 1,400 English-language proverbs that arose in the 20th and 21st centuries, organized alphabetically by key words and including information on date of origin, history and meaning.

How Wars are Won and Lost

How Wars are Won and Lost
Vulnerability and Military Power

by John A. Gentry

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2011-11-30
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN : 0313395829
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Interviews and data drawn from the author's personal experiences as a U.S. Army officer Six case study chapters on U.S. conflicts where military superiority alone was not the decisive factor in the outcome (the Philippines, World War II, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Iraq, and Afghanistan)

NATO and the UN

NATO and the UN
A Peculiar Relationship

by Lawrence S. Kaplan

  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release : 2010-02-24
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 0826218830
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examines the intimate and often contentious relations between NATO and the UN and describes how this relationship has changed over the course of two generations, documenting the many interactions between the two organizations throughout their interconnected history.

Frontiers and Ghettos

Frontiers and Ghettos
State Violence in Serbia and Israel

by James Ron,Harold E Stassen Chair of International Affairs James Ron

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2003-05-19
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 0520230809
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Frontiers and Ghettos is based on the idea that when it comes to ethnopolitical conflict, lousy is better than horrible. How outcomes better than horrible arise, despite ideological imperatives, hatreds, and predatory opportunities, is brilliantly analyzed in this empirically rich, vividly written, and provocative comparison of Serbian and Israeli policies toward Croatians, Muslims and Palestinians. A terrific book!"—Ian S. Lustick, author of Unsettled States, Disputed Lands "Abusive governments try to avoid leaving fingerprints on acts of repression, often using paramilitaries or death squads for deniability. James Ron reveals that territorial boundaries can serve a similar function. Abuse is more likely, he shows, as one crosses the frontiers of established state power, obscuring the signature of official action. This original and insightful book encourages us to expose cross-border involvement in human rights violations and re-establish official accountability."—Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch "With terrifying lucidity, Ron uses the experiences of Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Israel, and Palestine to examine how a state's definition of the boundary separating its favored population from a different people authorizes, channels, or inhibits its use of force. This veteran participant-observer uses first-hand observation tellingly."—Charles Tilly, author of Durable Inequality "Frontiers and Ghettos represents a major step forward in social science's effort to understand state violence. James Ron shows that while all states use violence, they do so differently in their well-policed interiors and at their margins. This book is powerful, timely, and important for both scholars, policy-makers, and those who would advance respect for human rights."—Craig Calhoun, President, Social Science Research Council "James Ron has written a strikingly clear and convincing study of the factors affecting controlled and uncontrolled state-directed violence in the current period, with an analysis that adds substantially to the sociology of the state. His book will be important for all those concerned—for scholarly reasons and for broader ones—with modern confrontations of world norms, state power and human rights. And its gripping accounts will be important for those concerned with the specific violent conflicts it examines, in Serbia and Israel."—John W. Meyer, Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, Stanford University "This ingenious and courageous comparison of the types of violence used by nationalist regimes should transform the way we think about borders and state sovereignty. In demonstrating that even the most unsavory governments can be sensitive to international norms and the appearance of legality, Ron also strikes a serious blow at standard policy prescriptions -- from imposing sanctions and isolation on offending regimes to offering autonomy packages and soft borders for ethnic minorities. This book deserves wide circulation and serious reflection."—Susan L. Woodward, author of Balkan Tragedy: Chaos and Dissolution after the Cold War "As the horrific escalation of violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories grips international headlines, the inability of commentators to locate these tragic events in a comparative analytical frame is striking. This book is an impressive exception. Ron's elegant comparative analysis of Serbia and earlier periods of Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes the dynamics of the present conflict and its future possibilities comprehensible in a way that few others have managed to do. It is a signal contribution to our understanding of modern state violence."—Peter Evans, Eliaser Chair of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Slobodan Milosevic and the Destruction of Yugoslavia

Slobodan Milosevic and the Destruction of Yugoslavia
A Book

by Louis Sell

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2003-08-04
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN : 9780822332237
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A former U.S. foreign service officer chronicles the disintegration of Yugoslavia by focusing on the life and career of its principle executioner, Slobodan Milosevic.

Military Intervention After the Cold War

Military Intervention After the Cold War
The Evolution of Theory and Practice

by Andrea Kathryn Talentino

  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 0896802450
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The specter of terrorism has further emphasized the need to understand why military intervention is undertaken and how it could be more effective. Scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, and readers interested in understanding global interdependence will find Military Intervention After the Cold War an indispensable book."--BOOK JACKET.

Twenty-first-century Peace Operations

Twenty-first-century Peace Operations
A Book

by William J. Durch

  • Publisher : US Institute of Peace Press
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 651
  • ISBN : 9781929223916
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This superbly edited volume addresses the question of what has been accomplished and what lessons have been learned from ten years of peace operations in post-conflict societies.

US Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era

US Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era
Restraint versus Assertiveness From George H. W. Bush To Barack Obama

by T. Onea

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2013-10-17
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 1137359358
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why has the US proven unable to enact a foreign policy of restraint in the post-Cold War era? For all but a brief period in the 1990s, US foreign policy is marked by an assertive appearance despite relative hegemony. This book examines the causes and impact of US foreign policy - measuring its successes, pitfalls, and what the future has in store.

The CNN Effect in Action

The CNN Effect in Action
How the News Media Pushed the West toward War in Kosovo

by B. Bahador

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2007-04-16
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 0230604226
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This project advances the existing theoretical work on the CNN effect, a claim that innovations in the speed and quality of technology create conditions in which the media acts as an independent factor with significant influence. It provides a novel interpretation of the factors that drove Western policy towards military intervention in this area.

Pudge

Pudge
The Biography of Carlton Fisk

by Doug Wilson

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2015-10-20
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1466872349
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Carlton Fisk retired having played in more games and hit more home runs than any other catcher before him. A baseball superstar in the 1970s and 80s, Fisk was known not just for his dedication to the sport and tremendous plays but for the respect with which he treated the game. A homegrown icon, Fisk rapidly became the face of one of the most storied teams in baseball, the Boston Red Sox of the 1970s. As a rookie making only $12,000 a year, he became the first player to unanimously win the American League Rookie of the Year award in 1972, upping both his pay grade and national recognition. Fisk's game-winning home run in Game Six of the hotly-contested 1975 World Series forever immortalized him in one of the sport's most exciting televised moments. Fisk played through an epic period of player-owner relations, including the dawn of free agency, strikes, and collusions. After leaving Boston under controversy in 1981, he joined the Chicago White Sox, where he played for 12 more major league seasons, solidifying his position as one of the best catchers of all time. Doug Wilson, finalist for both the Casey Award and Seymour Medal for his previous baseball biographies, uses his own extensive research and interviews with childhood friends and major league teammates to examine the life and career of a leader who followed a strict code and played with fierce determination.