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We Re The Famous Man United

Author : Andy Mitten
ISBN : 1907637095
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Manchester United might not have won the league title during the 1980s, but they triumphed in two FA Cup finals with a team blessed with grit, flair and some remarkable perms. Andy Mitten has tracked down 11 of the key names from this fondly remembered era to hear their stories - stories of working class boys living the dream of playing for Britain's biggest and most glamorous club, playing hard - on and off the pitch.

Junior Graphic

Author : Mavis Kitcher (Mrs)
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Life Liberty And The Pursuit Of United

Author : Gary B. France
ISBN : 0989908720
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Full of warmth, and self-deprecating northern English humor, 'Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of United' could very well be a long-lost relative to 'Fever Pitch' if Nick Hornby was from the North West of England, supported Manchester United, and had moved to the United States in the mid-1990s! "About adapting to new environments and retaining time-honored rituals in a foreign land - and gracefully finding life-long bonds within the joyful rabble of trash talk... a story of resilience and sacrifice, and holding on to family from across a vast ocean... embodies the fanatic sports fan in all of us!' Frank Morelli, Author, 'No Sad Songs'. It is said that you dont choose your team - your team chooses you. On 5 April 1975 Manchester United Football Club chooses a young football fanatic growing up on Englands North West coast. On this day Gary B. France becomes 'United'. Twenty years later, Gary relocates to the United States - destination Detroit. Blue collar. Motor City. Hockeytown. Where football means Detroit Lions - and soccer is virtually nonexistent. Embarking on a journey thousands of miles from home, Gary is determined to reconnect with the team and the game he left behind. Before long, he is thrust into an early morning underground subculture of soccer fanatics. Could America be waking up to soccer? 'Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of United' isnt simply about one mans dedication to soccer and his team. It's about fans and the lengths to which we go to remain connected; it's about home, where it all starts, and remembering those roots no matter how far we wander; and it's about community, characters, and - most importantly - the friendships that evolve through a shared passion for the 'beautiful game'.

The Virginity Of Famous Men

Author : Christine Sneed
ISBN : 9781620406977
Genre : Fiction
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The Virginity of Famous Men, award-winning story writer Christine Sneed's deeply perceptive collection on the human condition, features protagonists attempting to make peace with the paths they have taken thus far. In "The Prettiest Girls," a location scout for a Hollywood film studio falls in love with a young Mexican woman who is more in love with the idea of stardom than with this older American man who takes her with him back to California. "Clear Conscience" focuses on the themes of family loyalty, divorce, motherhood, and whether "doing the right thing" is, in fact, always the right thing to do. In "Beach Vacation," a mother realizes that her popular and coddled teenaged son has become someone she has difficulty relating to, let alone loving with the same maternal fervor that once was second nature to her. The title story, "The Virginity of Famous Men," explores family and fortune. Long intrigued by love and loneliness, Sneed leads readers through emotional landscapes both familiar and uncharted. These probing stories are explorations of the compassionate and passionate impulses that are inherent in--and often the source of--both abiding joy and serious distress in every human life.

The Most Famous Man In America

Author : Debby Applegate
ISBN : 9780307424006
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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No one predicted success for Henry Ward Beecher at his birth in 1813. The blithe, boisterous son of the last great Puritan minister, he seemed destined to be overshadowed by his brilliant siblings—especially his sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe, who penned the century’s bestselling book Uncle Tom’s Cabin. But when pushed into the ministry, the charismatic Beecher found international fame by shedding his father Lyman's Old Testament–style fire-and-brimstone theology and instead preaching a New Testament–based gospel of unconditional love and healing, becoming one of the founding fathers of modern American Christianity. By the 1850s, his spectacular sermons at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights had made him New York’s number one tourist attraction, so wildly popular that the ferries from Manhattan to Brooklyn were dubbed “Beecher Boats.” Beecher inserted himself into nearly every important drama of the era—among them the antislavery and women’s suffrage movements, the rise of the entertainment industry and tabloid press, and controversies ranging from Darwinian evolution to presidential politics. He was notorious for his irreverent humor and melodramatic gestures, such as auctioning slaves to freedom in his pulpit and shipping rifles—nicknamed “Beecher’s Bibles”—to the antislavery resistance fighters in Kansas. Thinkers such as Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, and Twain befriended—and sometimes parodied—him. And then it all fell apart. In 1872 Beecher was accused by feminist firebrand Victoria Woodhull of adultery with one of his most pious parishioners. Suddenly the “Gospel of Love” seemed to rationalize a life of lust. The cuckolded husband brought charges of “criminal conversation” in a salacious trial that became the most widely covered event of the century, garnering more newspaper headlines than the entire Civil War. Beecher survived, but his reputation and his causes—from women’s rights to progressive evangelicalism—suffered devastating setbacks that echo to this day. Featuring the page-turning suspense of a novel and dramatic new historical evidence, Debby Applegate has written the definitive biography of this captivating, mercurial, and sometimes infuriating figure. In our own time, when religion and politics are again colliding and adultery in high places still commands headlines, Beecher’s story sheds new light on the culture and conflicts of contemporary America. From the Hardcover edition.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

Author : Walker Evans
ISBN : 9780547526393
Genre : Photography
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This portrait of poverty-stricken Southern tenant farmers during the Great Depression has become one of the most influential books of the past century. In the summer of 1936, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans set out on assignment for Fortune magazine to explore the daily lives of white sharecroppers in the South. Their journey would prove an extraordinary collaboration—and a watershed literary event. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men was published to enormous critical acclaim. An unsparing record in words and pictures of this place, the people who shaped the land, and the rhythm of their lives, it would eventually be recognized by the New York Public Library as one of the most influential books of the twentieth century—and serve as an inspiration to artists from composer Aaron Copland to David Simon, creator of The Wire. With an additional sixty-four archival photos in this edition, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men remains as relevant and important as when it was first published over seventy-seven years ago. “One of the most brutally revealing records of an America that was ignored by society—a class of people whose level of poverty left them as spiritually, mentally, and physically worn as the land on which they toiled. Time has done nothing to decrease this book’s power.” —Library Journal

United United

Author : Andy Mitten
ISBN : 1907637214
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The third book in Andy Mitten's highly acclaimed, bestselling series based on revealing interviews with former players at Manchester United. United! United! is packed with brilliantly colourful anecdotes that transport the reader back to a time when the players were not highly paid, went to the pub after training and played hard on and off the pitch. Mitten's interviewees talk frankly about cup final joys and disasters, sackings, relegation, hooliganism, bust ups, mad pranks and the time George Best went missing.

How To Think Like Sir Alex Ferguson

Author : Damian Hughes
ISBN : 9781781313800
Genre : Business & Economics
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‘How to Think Like Sir Alex Ferguson is an insightful and interesting book packed with leadership ideas and real life examples taken from the cutting edge of sport that apply in leading any top team or business. I would recommend this book to anyone, especially those currently in leadership positions and those aspiring to get there, as Damian Hughes draws out the inspirational qualities required from one of the greatest managers in football.’ Stuart Lancaster, England Head Coach, Rugby Football Union In How to Think Like Sir Alex Ferguson, Professor Damian Hughes distils the primary lessons of Ferguson's phenomenal success as manager at Manchester United and show how you can apply them to you own personal goals. You will learn about Ferguson's approach to people-management, changing mind-sets, visualisation, building confidence and embracing change - all techniques at the heart of turning Manchester United into a winning machine. You will also discover how he remained at the forefront of one of the world's most competitive industries and how to make this count with your own ambition. You will also discover the techniques that Ferguson employed to extract the finest qualities from his team, and discover how to lead other individuals and teams in their pursuit of success within changing times. With exercises for you to work on, drawing from Professor Hughes's practical and academic background within sport, organisation and change psychology, How to Think Like Sir Alex Ferguson is the perfect handbook for the business of winning and managing success.

The Rough Guide To Cult Football

Author : Rough Guides
ISBN : 9781405387965
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Rough Guide to Cult Football is the ultimate companion to the beautiful game. The only football book of its kind, it goes beyond the usual back page material to uncover the most amazing stories and unlikeliest personalities on Planet Football. It reveals the stories behind the mavericks and cult figures that make up the real heroes of the game - from cultured midfielders to jailbirds, drinkers to hard men, local legends to international wanderers. The Rough Guide to Cult Football looks at everything from special clubs - like the New York Cosmos and Berwick Rangers - to managers and football rivalries - from 'El Clásico' to the Faroe Islands derby, via an unusual roll-call of talent that stretches from Ferenc Puskas to Stan Bowles, Eric Cantona to Jose Chilavert and Garrincha to Perry Groves. It also recalls extraordinary games, from 'The Battle of Highbury' to underdog fixtures where the likes of Northern Ireland, Wimbledon and Dynamo Kiev overcame the might of Spain, Liverpool and the Nazis. Post-match analyses of football culture, ephemera, science and some strange statistics, complete this ultimate fiesta of football fun.

The Year We Were Famous

Author : Carole Estby Dagg
ISBN : 0547574061
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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With their family home facing foreclosure, seventeen-year-old Clara Estby and her mother, Helga, need to raise a lot of money fast—no easy feat for two women in 1896. Helga wants to tackle the problem with her usual loud and flashy style, while Clara favors a less showy approach. Together they come up with a plan to walk the 4,600 miles from Mica Creek, Washington, to New York City—and if they can do it in only seven months, a publisher has agreed to give them $10,000. Based on the true story of the author’s great-aunt and great-grandmother, this is a fast-paced historical adventure that sets the drama of Around the World in Eighty Days against an American backdrop during the time of the suffragist movement, the 1896 presidential campaign, and the changing perception of “a woman’s place” in society.

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