The Celtic Football Miscellany

Autore: John White
Editore: Carlton Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781844421626
Grandezza: 29,41 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8266
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There is something for every fan in The Celtic Miscellany. The world-famous Scottish football club has a widely diverse and amazingly successful history, but this book is not exclusively a history, or a fan's guide, or a collection of biographies, or an encyclopaedia. It is a little bit of all of these things. Within these pages, the reader will learn thousands of quirky and obscure facts about The Boys on a wide range of topics, from the history of the club's famous hoped shirts and paradisiacal home ground, to the European glory nights, famous managers, and match-day facts and stats. More than a book of lists or compilation of trivia, The Celtic Miscellany will bring hours of reading pleasure to fan of The Hoops.

The Commanding Heights

Autore: Daniel Yergin
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 184737591X
Grandezza: 78,82 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6692
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The most powerful force in the world economy today is the redefinition of the relationship between state and marketplace - a process that goes by the name of privatization though this term is inadequate to express its far-reaching changes. We are moving from an era in which governments sought to seize and control the 'commanding heights' of the economy to an era in which the idea of free markets is capturing the commanding heights of world economic thinking. Basic views of how society ought to be organized are undergoing rapid change, trillions of dollars are changing hands and so is fundamental political power. Great new wealth is being created - as are huge opportunities and huge risks. Taking a worldwide perspective, including Britain, where the process began with Mrs Thatcher, Europe and the former USSR, China, Latin America and the US, THE COMMANDING HEIGHTS shows how a revolution in ideas is transforming the world economy - why it is happening, how it can go wrong and what it will mean for the global economy going into the twenty-first century.

When Ireland Fell Silent

Autore: Harolyn Enis
Editore:
ISBN: 9780984482115
Grandezza: 41,57 MB
Formato: PDF
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It is 1845 and eighteen-year-old Liam Reilly has no idea that his world is about to be shattered. He cherishes County Mayo with its beauty and close family even though life is hard. As tenants, the Reilly's crops go to the English landlord while they eat mainly potatoes. Liam still hopes for rights and a better life, especially when he meets the beautiful Colleen at a wedding in nearby Ballinglass. Terror strikes her village when her landlord razes it to the ground to create pasture. Her family is forced to the dreaded workhouse, and thinking he sees her at a high window, Liam prays she can survive. Liam's brother Niall accompanies friends from Ballinglass to England to earn passage to America. When Niall announces he too is emigrating, the devastated family prepares for his "American wake," knowing this goodbye is forever.Turf cutting, harvest, and roof thatching distract Liam until one dawn in August, he hears the door open and Mother's scream. Horrified, he rushes out to plants consumed by fungus. All Ireland's potatoes are ruined and starvation spreads. People gather to write petitions, begging for assistance, but high government officials in London refuse to interfere and send more soldiers to guard convoys taking food to port. Liam and his father risk arrest and organize thousands in a peaceful march to ask their landlord for mercy. Marching home, Liam hears distant shots and recalls his brother Sean's talk of stealing oats from a convoy. Frantic, he realizes he's missing as soldiers search the marchers for a wounded lad.Trapped in a desperate struggle, the family pulls together with great courage. When Liam kills a swan for Christmas dinner, he longs for Colleen more than ever. The government confiscates their meager goods as tax and pushes the family to the edge. Liam and his brother face constant danger from guards and soldiers as they scavenge for food. Intense conflict and suspense propel the story forward until at the end, Liam must overcome great obstacles if he is to save his mother and sisters. At 10 Downing Street, 1849, government leaders argue while Ireland falls silent.