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Slow Getting Up

Author : Nate Jackson
ISBN : 9780062383211
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One man's odyssey into the brutal hive of the National Football League As an unsigned free agent who rose through the practice squad to the starting lineup of the Denver Broncos, Nate Jackson took the path of thousands of unknowns before him to carve out a professional football career twice as long as the average player. Through his story recounted here—from scouting combines to preseason cuts to byzantine film studies to glorious touchdown catches—even knowledgeable football fans will glean a new, starkly humanized understanding of the NFL's workweek. Fast-paced, lyrical, dirty, and hilariously unvarnished, Slow Getting Up is an unforgettable look at the real lives of America's best athletes putting their bodies and minds through hell.

Die Irre Heldentour Des Billy Lynn

Author : Ben Fountain
ISBN : 9783423420556
Genre : Fiction
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»Mit Billy haben wir den Helden für unsere Zeit gefunden.« The Independent Kein Geringerer als der dreifach oscargekrönte Regisseur Ang Lee (›Life of Pi: Schiffbruch mit Tiger‹, ›Brokeback Mountain‹, ›Tiger and Dragon‹) hat diesen so groteskrealistischen wie politischen Bestseller von Ben Fountain mit den Stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin und Joe Alwin grandios verfi lmt. Halb Groteske, halb Realsatire ist dieser Roman ein Bravourstück über die Dynamik von Kriegs- und Medieneinsätzen, die mitreißende Story eines jungen Soldaten: manipuliert und vom eigenen Land als Held missbraucht, Opfer eigener falscher Ideale und Getriebener, der voller Sehnsucht und auf der Suche nach sich selbst ist.

Reise Know How Kulturschock Usa

Author : Ingrid Henke
ISBN : 9783831740130
Genre : Travel
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KulturSchock USA ist der informative Begleiter, um die Vereinigten Staaten und ihre Bewohner besser zu verstehen. Er erklärt die kulturellen Besonderheiten, die Denk- und Verhaltensweisen der Menschen und ermöglicht so die Orientierung im fremden Reisealltag. Unterhaltsam und leicht verständlich werden kulturelle Stolpersteine aus dem Weg geräumt und wird fundiertes Hintergrundwissen zu Geschichte, Gesellschaft, Religion und Traditionen vermittelt. Dazu: Verhaltenstipps A-Z mit vielen Hinweisen für angemessenes Verhalten, Verweise auf ergänzende und unterhaltsame Multimedia-Quellen im Internet, Literaturempfehlungen zur Vertiefung ... Aus dem Inhalt: - Vom Pursuit of Happiness zum American Dream - Immigration: Melting Pot versus Multikulti - Das Land der unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten - Land des Überflusses braucht Nachschub - Amerikanisches Verhalten in Krisenzeiten - Einschneidende Ereignisse im 21. Jh. - Ethnische und regionale Unterschiede - Aufgabenverteilung zwischen Staat und Bürger - Religionen und Konfessionen heute - Wichtige Umgangsformen im Geschäftsleben - Amerikanischer Alltag: Etikette und Tabus KulturSchock - die besonderen und mehrfach ausgezeichneten Kultur-Reiseführer von Reise Know-how. Fundiert, unterhaltsam und hilfreich im fremden Alltag unter dem Motto: Je mehr wir voneinander wissen, desto besser werden wir einander verstehen. REISE KNOW-HOW - Reiseführer für individuelle Reisen

Dustlands Die Entf Hrung

Author : Moira Young
ISBN : 9783104020358
Genre : Fiction
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***SIE NENNEN MICH DEN TODESENGEL. WEIL ICH NOCH NIE EINEN KAMPF VERLOREN HABE.*** Sabas Zwillingsbruder wird von Soldaten verschleppt. Sie schwört, ihn zu finden und zu befreien. Mit dem Mut der Verzweiflung macht sie sich auf einen Weg voller Gefahren, Gewalt und Verrat. Sie kann niemandem vertrauen - auch nicht dem Mann, der ihr das Leben rettet. Der erste Band einer epischen Endzeit-Fantasy, eine Geschichte, die dein Herz schneller schlagen lässt.

Mister Big A Novel

Author : Harvey Havel
ISBN : 9781483480114
Genre : Fiction
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In this novel, DeShawn Biggs is as formidable as his name suggests. At 6-feet-5-inches and 300 pounds, DeShawn seems headed for the NFL. Indeed, a football career is regarded as an inevitability for the young man in his native Albany, New York. DeShawn eventually gets his shot at the big leagues, but his trusting nature and penchant for making bad decisions dog him throughout his career. Each time, the stakes get higher. DeShawn has always been a pawn in a game controlled by other people, but how much of his own integrity can he compromise in order to get ahead? This book has been written for every kind of football fan interested in what really takes place in high school, college, and professional sports. This is a must read for aficionados of the game, and this book provides a timely reminder how much has to be compromised in order to play the game of football at the highest levels.

League Of Denial

Author : Mark Fainaru-Wada
ISBN : 9780770437558
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS DO NOT SUSTAIN FREQUENT REPETITIVE BLOWS TO THE BRAIN ON A REGULAR BASIS.” So concluded the National Football League in a December 2005 scientific paper on concussions in America’s most popular sport. That judgment, implausible even to a casual fan, also contradicted the opinion of a growing cadre of neuroscientists who worked in vain to convince the NFL that it was facing a deadly new scourge: A chronic brain disease that was driving an alarming number of players -- including some of the all-time greats -- to madness. League of Denial reveals how the NFL, over a period of nearly two decades, sought to cover up and deny mounting evidence of the connection between football and brain damage. Comprehensively, and for the first time, award-winning ESPN investigative reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru tell the story of a public health crisis that emerged from the playing fields of our 21st century pastime. Everyone knew that football is violent and dangerous. But what the players who built the NFL into a $10 billion industry didn’t know – and what the league sought to shield from them – is that no amount of padding could protect the human brain from the force generated by modern football; that the very essence of the game could be exposing these players to brain damage. In a fast-paced narrative that moves between the NFL trenches, America’s research labs and the boardrooms where the NFL went to war against science, League of Denial examines how the league used its power and resources to attack independent scientists and elevate its own flawed research -- a campaign with echoes of Big Tobacco’s fight to deny the connection between smoking and lung cancer. It chronicles the tragic fates of players like Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster, who was so disturbed at the time of his death he fantasized about shooting NFL executives; and former Chargers great Junior Seau, whose diseased brain became the target of an unseemly scientific battle between researchers and the NFL. Based on exclusive interviews, previously undisclosed documents and private emails, this is the story of what the NFL knew and when it knew it – questions at the heart of crisis that threatens football, from the highest levels all the way down to Pop Warner.

Auf Den Feldern Der Ehre

Author : Jon Krakauer
ISBN : 3492264026
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Kleine Gro E Schritte

Author : Jodi Picoult
ISBN : 9783641212292
Genre : Fiction
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Ruth Jefferson ist eine der besten Säuglingsschwestern des Mercy-West Haven Hospitals in Connecticut. Dennoch wird ihr die Versorgung eines Neugeborenen von der Klinikleitung untersagt – die Eltern wollen nicht, dass eine dunkelhäutige Frau ihr Baby berührt. Doch eines Tages arbeitet Ruth allein auf der Station und bemerkt, dass das Kind keine Luft mehr bekommt. Sie entscheidet schließlich, sich der Anweisung zu widersetzen und dem Jungen zu helfen. Doch ihre Hilfe kommt zu spät, und Ruth wird von den Eltern des Jungen angeklagt, schuld an dessen Tod zu sein. Ein nervenaufreibendes Verfahren beginnt ...

Die Verdammten Dieser Erde

Author : Frantz Fanon
ISBN : 3518371681
Genre : Afrika - Entkolonialisierung
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Legalizing Marijuana

Author : Margaret J. Goldstein
ISBN : 9781512411447
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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With the increase in states legalizing marijuana, understanding the debate about marijuana is more important than ever. Learn about the movement to legalize, the arguments on each side, and what it means for patients, state economies, and legal systems. Examine issues including the history of the movement toward legalization in the United States, efforts toward legalization around the globe, the risks/benefits of marijuana use, how it works in the body, safety regulations, economic impact of legalization, problems surrounding patchwork legalization across the nation, and the dark side of marijuana: addiction.

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