Genius of Desperation

The Schematic Innovations that Made the Modern NFL


Author: Doug Farrar,Louis Riddick

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1641250828

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 5436

If necessity has been the mother of invention throughout the history of professional football, it could also be said that desperation is the father. Rare are the football innovations that have occurred without an owner, general manager, coach, or player up against the wall and reaching for a way to succeed anyway. In this meticulously researched, lively book, Bleacher Report lead NFL scout Doug Farrar traces the schematic history of the pro game through these "if this/then that" moments—paradigm shifts in the game from 1920 through the present. More than just a book about schemes and strategies, The Genius of Desperation: The Schematic Innovations that Made the Modern NFL also tells the stories of the game's most prominent innovators, the adversities they endured, and the ways in which they learned to exceed their own expectations on the path to true greatness. Everyone from George Halas to Greasy Neale, Paul Brown to Sid Gillman, Bill Walsh to Chip Kelly is featured, as well as many more.

Desperation Entertaining!


Author: Beverly Mills,Alicia Ross

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780761127963

Category: Cooking

Page: 351

View: 2859

Presents advice on hosting a variety of get-togethers with minimal effort and includes recipes for over two hundred dishes.

The Genius of Shakespeare

Picador Classic


Author: Jonathan Bate

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330538349

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 3890

With an introduction by Simon Callow Judgements about the quality of works of art begin in opinion. But for the last two hundred years only the wilfully perverse (and Tolstoy) have denied the validity of the opinion that Shakespeare was a genius. Who was Shakespeare? Why has his writing endured? And what makes it so endlessly adaptable to different times and cultures? Exploring Shakespeare's life, including questions of authorship and autobiography, and charting how his legacy has grown over the centuries, this extraordinary book asks how Shakespeare has come to be such a powerful symbol of genius. Written with lively passion and wit, The Genius of Shakespeare is a fascinating biography of the life - and afterlife - of our greatest poet. Jonathan Bate, one of the world's leading Shakespearean scholars, has shown how the legend of Shakespeare's genius was created and sustained, and how the man himself became a truly global phenomenon. 'The best modern book on Shakespeare' Sir Peter Hall

Democracy in Desperation

The Depression of 1893


Author: Douglas O. Steeples,Douglas W. Steeples,David O. Whitten,David O. Whitten (1940-....).

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313279430

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

View: 3016

The first book to treat and interpret the business contraction of the 1890s--a decisive crisis in American history--in the context of national development.

Kierkegaard's Universe. A Guide to the Genius


Author: Johannes Sløk

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN: 8711389338

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 7698

In 2013 we celebrate Kierkegaard’s 200th birthday with this magnificent guide from one of the most acclaimed Danish Kierkegaard experts. There are many reasons why Kierkegaard is outrageously hard to read. By virtue of the originality of his genious Kierkegaard’s authorship is a universe apart. There are many ways one can try to penetrate it, and can naturally also do so on one’s own. But when you come to a strange country it is always wise to start off by seeking the help of a guide, who is familiar both with the roads and with the sights, that is, a kind of orienting introduction which can smooth the further passage on one’s own. That is what this book wishes to be. Thereforeit is not addressed to the specialist, and even though I have written it going from my personal conception of the matter its errand is not to contribute to any debate. It offers its services to all who wish to try to get inside the Kierkegaardian world of ideas. Going from the insight I think I have arrived at, I offer it as a key to that singular universe. - Johannes Sløk

Circulating Genius


Author: Sydney Janet Kaplan

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748675930

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 5749

Centred on the relationship between the personal lives of the writers John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield, and D. H. Lawrence and the works they produced this intriguing study develops a portrait of a circle of writers who significantly influenced t

Advanced Principles of Success & Prosperity

Empower the Genius Within


Author: Matthew M. Radmanesh. Ph.D.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477255206

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

View: 4971

You will discover: The Business World in a Nutshell Who Do You Have to Be to Succeed Scientifi c Fundamentals of Business The Relativity of Business Knowledge Timeless Principles of Business Advanced Business Principles Understanding Time Wasters Economics As a Subset of Life The Seven Levers of Leverage Principles of Lifelong Selling Unlimited Income Strategies Creating Streams of Income The Five Echelons to Climb The Fifty Genius Traits Selling as a Way of Life The Essence of Money

The Genius of Affection

A Novel


Author: Marilyn Sides

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780517704448

Category: Fiction

Page: 257

View: 9501

Lucy, a forty-year-old professor at a Boston-area college, juggles three very different men in her life--the comfortable but passionless David; Arthur, a doting older man; and the passionate Michael--only to discover that while each appeals to one part of her nature, none brings her complete happiness. 12,500 first printing.