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Author : David Beckham
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The Last Word on David Beckham There is only one David Beckham -- and it's not always the one you read about in the newspapers and magazines or see in the movies. From humble East End London beginnings, the boy with prodigious soccer skills grew up to be one of the most gifted athletes of his generation as well as a sex symbol and fashion icon. Along the way he married Spice Girl Victoria "Posh" Adams, and together they inhabit a celebrity whirlwind of Diana-esque proportions. In Both Feet on the Ground, David talks candidly about the perils of fame (his wife and son were the targets of a notorious kidnapping plot and he is the subject of almost daily tabloid rumors); the struggle to balance his roles as a devoted husband and besotted father with his globetrotting existence as an international soccer star; the behind-the-scenes stories of his most memorable and heartbreaking (if only he could retake that infamous penalty kick against Portugal in Euro 2004) career moments; the controversy surrounding his first year at Real Madrid after his $41 million transfer from Manchester United, the storied English team he joined as a teenager and led for more than a decade; and, finally, his love of America, where he plans to start a soccer school and perhaps, one day, even play professionally. Both Feet on the Ground is David Beckham's own extraordinary story, told by the man who knows him best -- David Beckham.

Civil Rights History from the Ground Up

Author : Emilye Crosby
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After decades of scholarship on the civil rights movement at the local level, the insights of bottom-up movement history remain essentially invisible in the accepted narrative of the movement and peripheral to debates on how to research, document, and teach about the movement. This collection of original works refocuses attention on this bottom-up history and compels a rethinking of what and who we think is central to the movement. The essays examine such locales as Sunflower County, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; and Wilson, North Carolina; and engage such issues as nonviolence and self-defense, the implications of focusing on women in the movement, and struggles for freedom beyond voting rights and school desegregation. Events and incidents discussed range from the movement's heyday to the present and include the Poor People's Campaign mule train to Washington, D.C., the popular response to the deaths of Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King, and political cartoons addressing Barack Obama's presidential campaign. The kinds of scholarship represented here--which draw on oral history and activist insights (along with traditional sources) and which bring the specificity of time and place into dialogue with broad themes and a national context--are crucial as we continue to foster scholarly debates, evaluate newer conceptual frameworks, and replace the superficial narrative that persists in the popular imagination.

UNESCO on the Ground

Author : Michael Dylan Foster
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For nearly 70 years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has played a crucial role in developing policies and recommendations for dealing with intangible cultural heritage. What has been the effect of such sweeping global policies on those actually affected by them? How connected is UNESCO with what is happening every day, on the ground, in local communities? Drawing upon six communities ranging across three continents—from India, South Korea, Malawi, Japan, Macedonia and China—and focusing on festival, ritual, and dance, this volume illuminates the complexities and challenges faced by those who find themselves drawn, in different ways, into UNESCO’s orbit. Some struggle to incorporate UNESCO recognition into their own local understanding of tradition; others cope with the fallout of a failed intangible cultural heritage nomination. By exploring locally, by looking outward from the inside, the essays show how a normative policy such as UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage policy can take on specific associations and inflections. A number of the key questions and themes emerge across the case studies and three accompanying commentaries: issues of terminology; power struggles between local, national and international stakeholders; the value of international recognition; and what forces shape selection processes. With examples from around the world, and a balance of local experiences with broader perspectives, this volume provides a unique comparative approach to timely questions of tradition and change in a rapidly globalizing world.

Globalization on the Ground

Author : Christopher K. Chase-Dunn
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This book presents research, analysis, and reflections on the major issues of Guatemalan development and democracy: the role of the military, the involvement of Mayan communities in national development, the possible emergence of more inclusive political institutions and the roles of international forces and agencies in Guatemalan social change. The chapters in this book are written by some of the most prominent scholars and public policy experts from Guatemala and the United States.

Problems on the Ground

Author : Mary R. Tomlinson
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Men on the Ground

Author : Rolf Nelson
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C from the Ground Up Third Edition

Author : Herbert Schildt
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Best-selling programming guru Herb Schildt provides the ultimate C++ resource for beginning to intermediate programmers using his clear, informative, and step-by-step style.

On the Ground in Oakland

Author : Marta Ruth Gutman
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On the Ground in the Thirties

Author : Paul Schuster Taylor
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Aid Diplomacy and Facts on the Ground

Author : Michael Keating
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On the Ground State of Liquid Helium Four

Author : William Porter Francis
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Instruction on the Organization of the Ground for the Use of Troops of All Arms

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Progress Report on the Ground water Resources of the Houston District

Author : Walter Noy White
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Temperature and Heat Loss Characteristics of Concrete Floors Laid on the Ground

Author : Harlan Daniel Bareither
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Effects of Changing Irrigation Practices on the Ground water Hydrology of the Santa Isabel Juana D az Area South Central Puerto Rico

Author : Orlando Ramos-Ginés
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Graphical Determination of Temperature Under Heated Or Cooled Areas on the Ground Surface

Author : William Greenwood Brown
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Laboratory Studies on the Ground Disposal of ORNL Intermediate level Liquid Radioactive Wastes

Author : R. L. Blanchard
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Memorandum on the Ground water Potential of the Vicksburg Industrial park Area Vicksburg Mississippi

Author : Edward Joseph Harvey
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Photo Field Guide for On the ground Evaluation of Spruce Budworm Damage Choristoneura Fumiferana Clem on Balsam Fir Abies Balsamea Mill

Author : Marshall D. Ashley
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From the Ground Up

Author : Bryce Moore
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