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Turning Season

Author : Michael Wagg
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In The Turning Season, Michael Wagg goes in search of hidden histories and footballing ghosts from before the fall of the Berlin Wall. He revisits the 14 clubs that made up the 1989 DDR-Oberliga, East Germany's top flight. From Aue in the Erzgebirge mountains to Rostock on the Baltic Sea, this quirky account of his whistle-stop tour is for fans who know that football clubs are the beating hearts of the places they play for. There are portraits of the lower levels as well as the big league, stories of then and now that celebrate the characters he met pitch-side. There's Mr Schmidt, who's found a magical fix for the scoreboard at Stahl Brandenburg; Karl Dr&össler, who captained Lokomotive Leipzig against Eusebio's Benfica; and the heroes of Magdeburg's European triumph, last seen dancing in white bath robes, now pulling in to a dusty car park by the River Elbe. The Turning Season turns its gaze on East German football's magnificent peculiarity, with 14 enchanting stories from a lost league in a country that disappeared.

Turning Season

Author : Melanie Lageschulte
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Autumn's reds and golds make tiny Prosper picture-perfect, but under the surface lies a startling truth: Not everything is what it seems. Melinda throws herself into plans for the rural community's first-ever fall festival, and all the seasonal tasks around her small farm. But her sun-dappled days are disrupted when little Prosper is suddenly thrust into the spotlight. An unexpected windfall gives new life to a long-held hope, and a surprising discovery puts everyone on edge. And as the mayor's race heats up, Melinda discovers small-town politics can be worse than anything that goes bump in the night. As the leaves change color and drift away, Melinda's personal life is also evolving. Her new relationship appears to be a happy one, but will different perspectives and shifting priorities cloud its future? Seventh in a series

The Turning Season

Author : Sharon Shinn
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For Karadel, being a shape-shifter has always been a reality she couldn't escape. Even though she's built a safe life as a rural veterinarian, with a close-knit network of shifter and human friends who would do anything for her, she can't help but wish for a chance at being normal. When she's not dealing with her shifts or caring for her animal patients, she attempts to develop a drug that will help shifters control their changes - a drug that might even allow them to remain human forever. But her comfortable life is threatened by two events: she meets an ordinary man who touches her heart, and her best friend is forced to shift publicly with deadly consequences. Now Karadel must decide whom to trust: her old friends or her new love.

Turning My Back On the Premier League

Author : Lee Price
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Turning My Back on the Premier League is the story of one fan's football journey from the riches of the world's most popular football division, to the forgotten underbelly of the English football league.

The Turning Of The Year

Author : Lynne Tann-Watson
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The cycle of the seasons brings changes to the work in the countryside and the garden, together with change in the natural world. The Turning Of The Year looks at these changes, along with the associated holidays, feast days and customs, to reconnect the modern world with the seasonal cycle. Included are recipes relevant to each season and to specific festivities.

Turning the Page

Author : David R. Coon
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First runner-up for the 2019 John Leo and Dana Heller Award from the Popular Culture Association Surprisingly, Hollywood is still clumsily grappling with its representation of sexual minorities, and LGBTQ filmmakers struggle to find a place in the mainstream movie industry. However, organizations outside the mainstream are making a difference, helping to produce and distribute authentic stories that are both by and for LGBTQ people. Turning the Page introduces readers to three nonprofit organizations that, in very different ways, have each positively transformed the queer media landscape. David R. Coon takes readers inside In the Life Media, whose groundbreaking documentaries on the LGBTQ experience aired for over twenty years on public television stations nationwide. Coon reveals the successes of POWER UP, a nonprofit production company dedicated to mentoring filmmakers who can turn queer stories into fully realized features and short films. Finally, he turns to Three Dollar Bill Cinema, an organization whose film festivals help queer media find an audience and whose filmmaking camps for LGBTQ youth are nurturing the next generation of queer cinema. Combining a close analysis of specific films and video programs with extensive interviews of industry professionals, Turning the Page demonstrates how queer storytelling in visual media has the potential to empower individuals, strengthen communities, and motivate social justice activism.

Turning the Black Sox White

Author : Tim Hornbaker
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Charles Albert “The Old Roman” Comiskey was a larger-than-life figure—a man who had precision in his speech and who could work a room with handshakes and smiles. While he has been vilified in film as a rotund cheapskate and the driving force, albeit unknowingly, behind the actions of the 1919 White Sox, who threw the World Series (nicknamed the “Black Sox” scandal), that statement is far from the truth. In his five decades involved in baseball, Comiskey loved the sport through and through. It was his passion, his life blood, and once he was able to combine his love for the game with his managerial skills, it was the complete package for him. There was no other alternative. He brought the White Sox to Chicago in 1900 and was a major influential force in running the American League from its inception.From changing the way the first base position was played, to spreading the concept of “small ball” as a manager, to incorporating the community in his team’s persona while he was an owner, Comiskey’s style and knowledge improved the overall standard for how baseball should be played. Through rigorous research from the National Archives, newspapers, and various other publications, Tim Hornbaker not only tells the full story of Comiskey’s incredible life and the sport at the time, but also debunks the “Black Sox” controversy, showing that Comiskey was not the reason that the Sox threw the 1919 World Series. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Turning Hearts to Christ

Author : Leisa Anslinger
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Does parish life really matter? Do people really need community anymore? Are there really “successful parishes” out there? The author says a resounding “yes” to all three in this engaging and challenging invitation to parish leaders. Her first seven chapters offer essential principles that have evolved from discussions with pastoral leaders in a variety of ministerial settings, as well as careful study of sacred Scripture, theology, Church documents, and current research. Section two pulls all the principles together by offering “seasonal renewal” focus points with examples of how the seasons can lead parishioners toward a living relationship with Christ—with Sunday Eucharist at the center. The concluding section offers an “Appreciative Process for Planning and Development,” to help pastoral leaders build on what is already contributing to positive, dynamic life within their parishes. Turning Hearts to Christ is a dynamic and essential planning resource for pastors, parish leadership teams, pastoral staffs, pastoral council members, faith formation, evangelization, and stewardship committee members.

Turning the Tide

Author : Earl H. Tilford
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This book documents the period when a handful of University of Alabama student activists formed an alliance with President Frank A. Rose, his staff, and a small group of progressive-minded professors in order to transform the university during a time of social and political turmoil. Together they engaged in a struggle against Governor George Wallace and a state legislature that reflected the worst aspects of racism in a state where the passage of civil rights legislation in 1964 and 1965 did little to reduce segregation and much to inflame the fears and passions of many white Alabamians. Earl H. Tilford details the origins of the student movement from within the Student Government Association, whose leaders included Ralph Knowles and future governor Don Siegelman, among others; the participation of key members of “The Machine,” the political faction made up of the powerful fraternities and sororities on campus; and the efforts of more radical non-Greek students like Jack Drake, Ed Still, and Sondra Nesmith. Tilford also details the political maneuverings that drove the cause of social change through multiple administrations at the university. Turning the Tide highlights the contributions of university presidents Frank A. Rose and David Mathews, as well as administrators like the dean of men John L. Blackburn, who supported the student leaders but also encouraged them to work within the system rather than against it. Based on archival research, interviews with many of the principal participants, and the author’s personal experiences, Tilford’s Turning the Tide is a compelling portrait of a university in transition during the turbulence surrounding the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s.

The Turning Point

Author : Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
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A major new biography of Charles Dickens, tracing the year that would transform his life and times *BY THE AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF BECOMING DICKENS AND THE STORY OF ALICE* 'It is hard to imagine a better book on Dickens' NEW STATESMAN The year is 1851. It's a time of radical change in Britain, when industrial miracles and artistic innovations rub shoulders with political unrest, poverty and disease. It's also a turbulent time in the private life of Charles Dickens, as he copes with a double bereavement and early signs that his marriage is falling apart. But this formative year will become perhaps the greatest turning point in Dickens's career, as he embraces his calling as a chronicler of ordinary people's lives, and develops a new form of writing that will reveal just how interconnected the world is becoming. The Turning Point transports us into the foggy streets of Dickens's London, closely following the twists and turns of a year that would come to define him, and forever alter Britain's relationship with the world. Fully illustrated, and brimming with fascinating details about the larger-than-life man who wrote Bleak House, this is the closest look yet at one of the greatest literary personalities ever to have lived. 'A startling and exciting writer' A. S. BYATT, SPECTATOR

The 25 Sitcoms that Changed Television Turning Points in American Culture

Author : Aaron Barlow
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This book spotlights the 25 most important sitcoms to ever air on American television—shows that made generations laugh, challenged our ideas regarding gender, family, race, marital roles, and sexual identity, and now serve as time capsules of U.S. history. • Identifies the reason each show was a turning point in American television and provides analysis of the issues and themes present in each sitcom, how the content was received by the American public, and the lasting effects of the program • Covers a time period of more than half a century, from I Love Lucy to Modern Family • Clearly demonstrates how television as well as American ideals and values have changed dramatically over a fairly short period of time

Turning Points

Author : Carroll V. Kroeger
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Looking back on life after 85 years, Carroll V. Kroeger has many astute Observations from Life in the Real World. The author of Turning Points knows that life is a series of choices, and that even small decisions can make a huge difference in your life. The two most important Turning Points in his life were surviving an elite navy officer training program in World War II, and meeting Grace, his lovely wife of 64 years. His book illustrates why learning how to overcome disappointment and adversity is one of the most important lessons in life. Kroeger ignored the paths of least resistance and chose the less traveled ones that took him beyond his wildest dreams. We all reach our own Turning Points every day. Will you be ready to make your key choices?

The Turning Point

Author : Sherry Kay Lietz-Zika
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As a young African boy, Moroba, was called by God. He grew to adulthood, recognized the call from God on his life. Made several promises to serve God full time. Instead, he was content to work for the government of Kenya in the city of Kitale. But though Jefferson might have forgotten his promise, God did not. "The Turning Point" tells the remarkable story of Bishop Dr. Jefferson Nyatuka, a simple man who became God's catalyst for change in Africa. After Jefferson finally accepted God's call, he went to Bible college and became an ordained pastor. But his challenges didn't stop there. He suddenly found himself homeless and had no way to provide for his family. Yet God did not abandon him. Pastor Nyatuka kept the faith and waited for God's timing. Soon, he was able to build a church in Kayole, Calvary Covenant Centre. The church grew and Pastor Nyatuka witnessed several wonderful miracles. He traveled to the United States and preached in several churches, spreading the Gospel wherever he went. When he returned to Africa, he eventually became ordained as a bishop and continued to follow God, a calling he still follows to this day. Uplifting and full of hope, "The Turning Point" shares the intimate life of one of God's most faithful followers.

Turning of the Tide

Author : Don Yaeger
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New York Times bestselling author Yaeger tells the electrifying story of the game that broke down the last racial division in college football.

Turning the Tune

Author : Adam Kaul
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The last century has seen radical social changes in Ireland, which have impacted all aspects of local life but none more so than traditional Irish music, an increasingly important identity marker both in Ireland and abroad. The author focuses on a small village in County Clare, which became a kind of pilgrimage site for those interested in experiencing traditional music. He begins by tracing its historical development from the days prior to the influx of visitors, through a period called "the Revival," in which traditional Irish music was revitalized and transformed, to the modern period, which is dominated by tourism. A large number of incomers, locally known as "blow-ins," have moved to the area, and the traditional Irish music is now largely performed and passed on by them. This fine-grained ethnographic study explores the commercialization of music and culture, the touristic consolidation and consumption of "place," and offers a critique of the trope of "authenticity," all in a setting of dramatic social change in which the movement of people is constant.

The Fourth Turning

Author : William Strauss
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “A startling vision of what the cycles of history predict for the future.”—USA Weekend William Strauss and Neil Howe will change the way you see the world—and your place in it. With blazing originality, The Fourth Turning illuminates the past, explains the present, and reimagines the future. Most remarkably, it offers an utterly persuasive prophecy about how America’s past will predict its future. Strauss and Howe base this vision on a provocative theory of American history. The authors look back five hundred years and uncover a distinct pattern: Modern history moves in cycles, each one lasting about the length of a long human life, each composed of four eras—or "turnings"—that last about twenty years and that always arrive in the same order. In The Fourth Turning, the authors illustrate these cycles using a brilliant analysis of the post-World War II period. First comes a High, a period of confident expansion as a new order takes root after the old has been swept away. Next comes an Awakening, a time of spiritual exploration and rebellion against the now-established order. Then comes an Unraveling, an increasingly troubled era in which individualism triumphs over crumbling institutions. Last comes a Crisis—the Fourth Turning—when society passes through a great and perilous gate in history. Together, the four turnings comprise history's seasonal rhythm of growth, maturation, entropy, and rebirth. The Fourth Turning offers bold predictions about how all of us can prepare, individually and collectively, for America’s next rendezvous with destiny.

Turning Bowls with Richard Raffan

Author : Richard Raffan
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Turning a bowl may seem daunting, but woodworkers can create beautiful bowls with the expert advice and instructions in this book. Richard Raffan walks them through the process -- from wood selection and design advice to surface embellishment and finishing techniques. With step-by-step photos and detailed drawings.

Turning Administrative Systems Into Information Systems

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A Turning Shadow

Author : Anne Goring
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Francis Kerswell is an unforgiving and embittered man, and when his orphaned, penniless grandchildren, Joanna and Ben Howarth, arrive at Falconwood, his Devonshire home, he cannot bring himself to set aside the grievances he has nursed throughout the long and lonely years. For the sake of the estate, Kerswell is prepared to take in Ben, seeing in him a resemblance to his only son and heir, drowned years before. Though Ben has been brain-damaged since an accident, Kerswell feels challenged to try to restore his grandson to full health. But he will never provide a home - or money - for Joanna, and he packs her off to Exeter to be companion to the dull and religious spinsters, the Misses Polsham. But Kerswell has underestimated his granddaughter's spirit and strength of purpose. Joanna is determined to be reunited with her beloved brother and to overcome the difficulties of her life - even if it means using her growing acquaintance with the son of her grandfather's old enemy, Nicholas Fox, whose quest for vengeance against his father's murderers places him in a position of wealth and power.

Turning Points in Ministry

Author : Blanche Clipper Hudson
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Turning Points in Ministry: Thinking Aloud is a compilation of Dr. Hudson’s sermons written between 1995-2015, focusing on the different seasons of ministry from the early years to the challenges of interim ministry to the barren seasons of ministry. These sermons represent both the challenges and the victories of the minister’s different seasons of waiting for change and listening for God. Through the barren seasons, she learns that there is a purpose for barrenness. She also learns during the barren seasons (waiting and listening for God) that He develops our spiritual gifts and prepares us for far greater opportunities for service in ministry at the next turning points.