Jackie And Campy

Author: William C. Kashatus
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803254474
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As star players for the 1955 World Champion Brooklyn Dodgers, and prior to that as the first black players to be candidates to break professional baseball’s color barrier, Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella would seem to be natural allies. But the two men were divided by a rivalry going far beyond the personality differences and petty jealousies of competitive teammates. Behind the bitterness were deep and differing beliefs about the fight for civil rights. Robinson, the more aggressive and intense of the two, thought Jim Crow should be attacked head-on; Campanella, more passive and easygoing, believed that ability, not militancy, was the key to racial equality. Drawing on interviews with former players such as Monte Irvin, Hank Aaron, Carl Erskine, and Don Zimmer, Jackie and Campy offers a closer look at these two players and their place in a historical movement torn between active defiance and passive resistance. William C. Kashatus deepens our understanding of these two baseball icons and civil rights pioneers and provides a clearer picture of their time and our own.

The Black Bruins

Author: James W. Johnson
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1496201833
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"The intertwined story of five influential African American athletes who came together as teammates at UCLA in the 1930s" --

Walking With Summer Dreams Short Fiction

Author: Will English
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105722546
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Walk with us on this fine summer's eve through a land of fantasy and terror, of magic and love, a land where dragons fly and the devil only wants to talk, where fairies steal the hearts of unwary men and a cook feeds the fates. Walk with us on this fine summer's eve, as we show you our dreams.Front Cover image by Darren Britton.

African American Pioneers Of Baseball

Author: Lew Freedman
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313338519
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Presents brief portraits of twenty legendary African American baseball players who contributed to the integration of Major League baseball.

Lizzie Rummel

Author: Ruth Oltmann
Editor: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780921102397
Size: 14,33 MB
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Elizabeth von Rummel, born into aristocracy in turn-of-the-century Germany, came with her family to live on a ranch in the Alberta foothills, when working on it became the alternative to life in her World War One-ravaged homeland. Then, when most people were settling into middle age, Lizzie struck out on another challange; for 32 years she ran backcountry lodges like Skoki and Assiniboine, for which she received the Order of Canada and the friendship of hundreds of people whose lives were enhanced by her special charm.

The Great Fuzz Frenzy

Author: Susan Stevens Crummel
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547769393
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Deep, deep down in their underground town, the prairie dogs live in harmony--until a mysterious, fluorescent, very fuzzy thing (otherwise known as a tennis ball) rolls down their hole. When the prairie dogs discover that they can pluck and pull the fuzz into fabulous fashions, their fear quickly turns to curiosity, then delight, then pure greed. The frenzy that erupts threatens to tear apart the prairie-dog town forever. But when mean ol' Big Bark is kidnapped after taking all the fuzz for himself, the prairie dogs come to the rescue and remember the true meaning of community.

From Jack Johnson To Lebron James

Author: Chris Lamb
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 080327680X
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"A collection of essays about the intersection of sports, race, and the media in the 20th century and beyond"--

It In The Agricultural Value Chain

Author: Maria Johnsen
Editor: Maria Johnsen
ISBN: 8293384085
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During the last decade, the use of fragmented IT systems and support for agricultural purposes in Norway has increased dramatically. However, very little analytical and empirical research has been carried out to determine current situation of IT in animal and plant production. The aim of this research was therefore to investigate the effectiveness and functionality of using IT support in agricultural value chain. For this reason one conducted qualitative research study, which was contained the depth interviews and questionnaires in order to map certain actors processes and tasks and their degree of IT utilization. The modeling languages were used to present the IT support in the processes and tasks at the farm and certain companies in the value chain. Results of the assessment showed significant differences between using IT tools in animal and plant production. Presenting the statistics gave a better understanding about the correlation between the treatments. However one observed that there is no significant effect of one given variable over the other except in one observed situation that is the degree of experience in IT utilization may help a farmer to get a part time and full time job which adds more value to their income and as a result in the entire chain. Another interesting observation was that senior farmers were more experienced and expert in IT utilization than the younger ones. The various complicated systems appear to be confusing for some farmers. This suggests that the effective utilization of IT support may increase flow of information and knowledge among farmers if they are implemented and tested efficiently with better functionality. One proposed several new mechanisms in certain systems that farmers apply mostly in order to spare their time, add more value to the value chain and users satisfaction. One also suggested a solution which may be employed in a pilot project for the process improvement purposes. A non-complex system may give the users a better usability and satisfaction in the agricultural sector.

Outsourcing For Radical Change

Author: Jane C. Linder
Editor: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814427828
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Competive advantage through revolutionary outsourcing strategies.

Jackie Robinson

Author: Mary Kay Linge
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313338281
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Profiles the first African American to play baseball in the Major League.