Beyond the Final Score

The Politics of Sport in Asia

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Author: Victor D. Cha

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231154901

Category: History

Page: 182

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The Beijing Olympics will be remembered as the largest, most expensive, and most widely watched event of the modern Olympic era. But did China present itself as a responsible host and an emergent international power, much like Japan during the 1964 Tokyo Games and South Korea during the 1988 Seoul Games? Or was Beijing in 2008 more like Berlin in 1936, when Germany took advantage of the global spotlight to promote its political ideology at home and abroad? Beyond the Final Score takes an original look at the 2008 Beijing games within the context of the politics of sport in Asia. Asian athletics are bound up with notions of national identity and nationalism, refracting political intent and the processes of globalization. For China, the Beijing Games introduced a liberalizing ethos that its authoritative regime could ignore only at its peril. Victor D. Cha-former director of Asian affairs for the White House-evaluates Beijing's contention with this pressure, considering the intense scrutiny China already faced on issues of counterproliferation, global warming, and free trade.

Beyond the Final Score: There's More to Life Than the Game (Large Print 16pt)

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Author: Tom Osborne

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459607066

Category:

Page: 316

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There's More To Life Than The Game Legendary college football coach Tom Osborne, a former NFL player and Nebraska Congressman, shares his life's wisdom in this powerful collection of stories, advice and spiritual insights. Available Fall 2009!2

Secrets to Becoming a Leader

Discover a Lifetime of Lessons Learned On and Off the Field

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Author: Tom Osborne

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441266712

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Tom Osborne, considered by football fans to be the greatest college coach of all time, has walked with God throughout his incredible life and career. Along the way, he has learned a thing or two about what it means to live with character and integrity. For the first time, Osborne opens the playbook of his faith and, like the coach he is and will always be, motivates readers to win in the ways that truly matter. Drawing on personal stories from his years as a player, as a coach, and as a U.S. congressman, he shows rather than tells about the importance of living life grounded in God. No sports fan will want to miss this inspiring and spiritually enriching read!

More Than Winning

The Story of Tom Osborne

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Author: N.A

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803226630

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 163

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At age twenty-eight, when Tom Osborne agreed to join Bob Devaney?s full-time coaching staff at the University of Nebraska, he resolved to be a head coach by the time he reached age thirty-five. Little did he know that this goal would chart his course toward becoming one of the nation?s premier football coaches. Six years later in 1972, Devaney named Osborne as head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. ø In high school and college, Osborne had been an outstanding athlete in his own right. He went on to play professional football and to earn his master?s and doctorate degrees in educational psychology. Throughout all these years in sports and academics, he was developing his unusual and inspiring philosophy of coaching, which above all emphasizes the process of athletics. ø In More Than Winning, Osborne gives an in-depth personal account of his life?the forces that shaped his values, his own accomplishments in sports, and his experiences as a coach at Nebraska. He describes his philosophy of coaching, shares personal perspectives on football greats, and gives his view of key Nebraska games up through the 1984 Orange Bowl.

Playing Tough

The World of Sports and Politics

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Author: Roger I. Abrams

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1555537537

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 258

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A history of the interplay of sports and politics around the world

Third Culture

Beyond the Scientific Revolution

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Author: John Brockman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684823446

Category: Science

Page: 416

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This eye-opening look at the intellectual culture of today--in which science, not literature or philosophy, takes center stage in the debate over human nature and the nature of the universe--is certain to spark fervent intellectual debate.

Heart of a Husker

Tom Osborne's Nebraska Legacy

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Author: Mike Babcock

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1596700173

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

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A portrait of Nebraska football legend Tom Osborne offers a firsthand glimpse of the award-winning coach, as seen through the eyes of those who coached with and against him and played for him.

Beyond the Revolution

A History of American Thought from Paine to Pragmatism

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Author: William H. Goetzmann

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786744235

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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From 1776, when Citizen Tom Paine declared, “The birthday of a new world is at hand,” America was unique in world history. A nation suffused with the spirit of explorers, constantly replenished by immigrants, and informed by a continual influx of foreign ideas, it was the world's first truly cosmopolitan civilization. In Beyond the Revolution, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian William H. Goetzmann tells the story of America's greatest thinkers and creators, from Paine and Jefferson to Melville and William James, showing how they built upon and battled one another's ideas in the critical years between 1776 and 1900. An unprecedented work of intellectual history by a master historian, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the origins of our national culture.

On Solid Ground

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Author: Tom Osborne

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803271476

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 266

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Originally published: Lincoln: Nebraska Book Pub., c1996.

Faith in the Game

Lessons on Football, Work, and Life

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Author: Tom Osborne

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307484564

Category: Self-Help

Page: 172

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As head coach of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers for twenty-five years, Tom Osborne had one of the most impressive records in college football. Before retiring in 1997, he took his team to a bowl game every year, won three national championships in the last four years he coached, and ended his career boasting an almost unheard of 84 percent winning record. But while these numbers testify to an undeniable accomplishment, it has been another, more powerful force that has shaped Tom's life: his faith. In Faith in the Game, this legendary coach shares the philosophy he used to create not only a champion football team but also a meaningful life. Both a memoir of Osborne's career with the Cornhuskers and an inspirational guide to making the most out of life by cultivating core values like honesty, courage, and loyalty, Faith in the Game presents the traits Osborne helped to instill in his team--traits that helped the Cornhuskers achieve their spectacular level of success. Osborne focuses on the aspects of character that he has emphasized in his work on and off the field, illustrated with compelling behind-the-scenes stories of the Nebraska football team. Conveyed with his own captivating integrity, Osborne's message reveals the value of hard work, the importance of finding a balance between our professional and personal obligations, and, above all, the importance of bringing faith into our lives to help us through times of crisis. Tom Osborne is beloved not only for his outstanding record but also for the commitment and dedication he has always shown to his players and coaching staff as a mentor, coach, and friend. His ability to motivate a team has come not with last-minute pep talks but through a focus on consistency and strength of character. "Winning," as he writes in Faith in the Game, "is a by-product of sound preparation." For those seeking a spiritually centered approach to living and working, this candid account of Tom Osborne's faith and strength is a warm and authentic book from which all of us can learn. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mentoring Matters

What Every Mentor Needs to Know

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Author: Tom Osborne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938254444

Category: Mentoring

Page: 192

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Nearly every successful leader can point to a good mentor who taught them how to lead. Tom Osborne makes the case for mentoring and explains how each of us can get others to follow, giving their best effort without using intimidation tactics or manipulation. Besides showing how any coach, parent, or employer can better lead his team, he explains how his TeamMates mentoring program has grown from just a few players meeting with students into a national organization. Read how any mentor can leave a legacy. This book features information on: The need for mentors, tools for identifying strengths, meaning and purpose of mentoring, and effective mentoring practices.

Too Much Money

A Novel

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Author: Dominick Dunne

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345464109

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

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The last two years have been monstrously unpleasant for high-society journalist Gus Bailey. His propensity for gossip has finally gotten him into trouble?$11 million worth. His problems begin when he falls hook, line, and sinker for a fake story from an unreliable source and repeats it on a radio program. As a result of his flip comments, Gus becomes embroiled in a nasty slander suit brought by Kyle Cramden, the powerful congressman he accuses of being involved in the mysterious disappearance of a young woman, and he fears it could mean the end of him.The stress of the lawsuit makes it difficult for Gus to focus on the novel he has been contracted to write, which is based on the suspicious death of billionaire Konstantin Zacharias. It is a story that hasdominated the party conversations of Manhattan's chattering classes for more than two years. The convicted murderer is behind bars, but Gus is not convinced that justice was served. There are too many unanswered questions, such as why a paranoid man who was usually accompanied by bodyguards was without protection the very night he perished in a tragic fire.Konstantin's hot-tempered widow, Perla, is obsessed with climbing the social ladder and, as a result, she will do anything to suppress this potentially damaging story. Gus is convinced she is the only thing standing between him and the truth. Dominick Dunne revives the world he first introduced in his mega-bestselling novel People Like Us, and he brings readers up to date on favorite characters such asRuby and Elias Renthal, Lil Altemus, and, of course, the beloved Gus Bailey. Once again, he invites us to pull up a seat at the most important tables at Swifty's, get past the doormen at esteemed social clubs like The Butterfield, and venture into the innermost chambers of the Upper East Side's most sumptuous mansions.Too Much Money is a satisfying, mischievous, and compulsively readable tale by the most brilliant society chronicler of our time?the man who knew all the secrets and wasn't afraid to share them.

The End of the Perfect 10

The Making and Breaking of Gymnastics’ Top Score —from Nadia to Now

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Author: Dvora Meyers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501101366

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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In The end of the perfect 10, Dvora Meyers provides an account of the controversial world of gymnastics, the recent changes to the scoring system, and what these changes mean for the future of American gymnastics.

Satchel

The Life and Times of an American Legend

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Author: Larry Tye

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588368478

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

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He is that rare American icon who has never been captured in a biography worthy of him. Now, at last, here is the superbly researched, spellbindingly told story of athlete, showman, philosopher, and boundary breaker Leroy “Satchel” Paige. Through dogged research and extensive interviews, award-winning author and journalist Larry Tye has tracked down the truth about this majestic and enigmatic pitcher. Here is the stirring account of the child born to a poor Alabama washerwoman, the boy who earned his nickname from his enterprising work as a railroad porter, and the young man who took up baseball on the streets and in reform school before becoming the superstar hurler of the Negro Leagues. In unprecedented detail, Tye reveals how Paige, hurt and angry when Jackie Robinson beat him in breaking the Majors’ color barrier, emerged at the improbable age of forty-two to help propel the Cleveland Indians to the World Series. (“Age is a case of mind over matter,” he said. “If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.”) Rewriting our history of baseball’s integration with Paige in the starring role and separating truth from legend, Satchel is a story as large as this larger-than-life man.

10 Minutes of Insanity

The Johnny Rodgers Story

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Author: PHD Murfield,Johnny Rodgers

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483586170

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

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10 MINUTES OF INSANITY ISN'T YOUR TYPICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY An in-depth look at what it takes to overcome all odds no matter how bleak. Despite being born in poverty and with chronic respiratory problems, Johnny "The Jet" Rodgers (1972 Heisman Trophy Winner) arguably became one of the greatest college football players of all time – leaving no door un-opened, seizing every opportunity that came his way. Johnny holds nothing back in telling his story, and there's a rhyme to his reason. He sets out to leave behind the lessons he's learned, and this book hits the mark. Johnny courageously shares his mistakes, his losses and his successes; all in which have played an integral part in developing a finely tuned process that he hopes will give inspiration and motivation to others around the globe.

Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick

People, Probabilities, and Big Moves to Beat the Odds

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Author: Chris Bradley,Martin Hirt,Sven Smit

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119487609

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Beat the odds with a bold strategy We’ve all seen hockey stick business plans before. A future where results sail confidently upward, but with a dip coinciding with next year’s budget. CEOs usually rely on their experience and business smarts to figure out which of those hockey sticks are real, and which are fake. But all too often getting to a “yes,” competing for resources, and striving to claim credit, cloud the hard decisions. Another strategy framework? No thanks, we already have plenty of those, and they don’t fix the real problem: the social dynamics in your strategy room. Mining the data from thousands of large companies, McKinsey Partners Chris Bradley, Martin Hirt and Sven Smit open the windows of that room, and bring an “outside view.” They found three discrete groups of companies: the bottom quintile with massive economic losses; the long, flat, middle 60 percent with practically no economic profit; and the top 20 percent to whom all the value accrues. Some companies do achieve real hockey stick performance: but just 1-in-12 jump from the middle tier to the top over a ten year period. This does not happen by magic—there is an empirically-backed science to improve your odds of success by capitalizing on your endowment, riding the right trends, and most importantly, making a few big moves. To make these big moves happen, you’re going to have to break through inertia, gamesmanship and risk aversion. You’re going to have to mitigate human biases and manage group dynamics. Eight practical shifts can help you do this, and unlock bigger, bolder, better strategies. This is not another by-the-book approach to strategy. It’s not another trudge through frameworks or small-scale case studies promising a secret formula for success. It’s an irreverent, fact-driven, and humorous take on the real world of strategic decision making.

Beyond a Boundary

50th Anniversary Edition

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Author: C. L. R. James

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822376253

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

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This new edition of C. L. R. James's classic Beyond a Boundary celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of one of the greatest books on sport and culture ever written. Named one of the Top 50 Sports Books of All Time by Sports Illustrated "Beyond a Boundary . . . should find its place on the team with Izaak Walton, Ivan Turgenev, A. J. Liebling, and Ernest Hemingway."—Derek Walcott, The New York Times Book Review "As a player, James the writer was able to see in cricket a metaphor for art and politics, the collective experience providing a focus for group effort and individual performance. . . . [In] his scintillating memoir of his life in cricket, Beyond a Boundary (1963), James devoted some of his finest pages to this theme."—Edward Said, The Washington Post "A work of double reverence—for the resilient, elegant ritualism of cricket and for the black people of the world."—Whitney Balliett, The New Yorker "Beyond a Boundary is a book of remarkable richness and force, which vastly expands our understanding of sports as an element of popular culture in the Western and colonial world."—Mark Naison, The Nation "Everything James has done has had the mark of originality, of his own flexible, sensitive, and deeply cultured intelligence. He conveys not a rigid doctrine but a delight and curiosity in all the manifestations of life, and the clue to everything lies in his proper appreciation of the game of cricket."—E. P. Thompson, author of The Making of the English Working Class "Beyond a Boundary is . . . first and foremost an autobiography of a living legend—probably the greatest social theorist of our times."—Manning Marable, Journal of Sport & Social Issues "The great triumph of Beyond a Boundary is its ability to rise above genre and in its very form explore the complex nature of colonial West Indian society."—Caryl Phillips, The New Republic

Beyond Surviving

The Final Stage in Recovery from Sexual Abuse

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Author: Rachel Grant

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 147594652X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 218

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In the world of recovery, there has been a shift from using the word "victim" to "survivor" when describing those who have been abused. This new label conveys strength-to empower and to embolden you as you begin the journey of recovery. While moving from victim to survivor is an important step in the healing process, it does not go far enough in framing an identity that leads to a thriving and powerful life. In Beyond Surviving, author Rachel Grant, a trauma recovery coach, provides an understanding of the three stages of recovery-victim, survivor, and beyond surviving-and offers survivors guidance and tools for reaching the third stage of recovery. Based on cognitive behavioral techniques, neurological science, the power of language to heal, and Grant's personal journey, Beyond Surviving teaches you how to actively challenge and break the patterns of thought and behavior that result from sexual abuse. It explores how different areas of life are impacted by abuse and communicates valuable skills for gaining a new perspective that inspires action and change. It provides an opportunity to refl ect and practice these new skills through exercises and assignments. Beyond Surviving enables survivors of sexual abuse to take back their rights and realize their own ability to make powerful choices about who they are and how they live. This guidebook offers an opportunity to reach the fi nal stage of recovery and begin living authentically and free from the burdens of past experiences.

Beyond the Empire

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Author: K. B. Wagers

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 031630865X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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The adrenaline-fueled, explosive conclusion to the Indranan War trilogy by K. B. Wagers. Gunrunner-turned-Empress Hail Bristol was dragged back to her home planet to take her rightful place in the palace. Her sisters and parents have been murdered, and the Indranan Empire is reeling from both treasonous plots and foreign invasion. Now, on the run from enemies on all fronts, Hail prepares to fight a full-scale war for her throne and her people, even as she struggles with the immense weight of the legacy thrust upon her. With the aid of a motley crew of allies old and new, she must return home to face off with the same powerful enemies who killed her family and aim to destroy everything and everyone she loves. Untangling a legacy of lies and restoring peace to Indrana will require an empress's wrath and a gunrunner's justice. The Indranan WarBehind the ThroneAfter the CrownBeyond the Empire

The Final Days

The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House

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Author: Barbara Olson

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 9780895261250

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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Here is the last work of Barbara Olson, tragically killed in the Terrorist attacks of September 11. This book reveals the Clintons' shocking excesses in their final days of office.