Baseball Prospectus 2008

Author: Clay Davenport
Editor: Plume
ISBN: 9780452289031
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Provides profiles of major league players with information on statistics for the past five seasons and projections for the 2008 baseball season.

Terrorism 2008 2012

Author: Edward Mickolus
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476614679
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This comprehensive chronology provides coverage of every international terrorist attack covered in public literature—including newspapers, news magazines, radio, television, websites, and other media—from 2008 through 2012, plus updates on events that occurred before that period. It notes trends in suicide bombings, violence against Western and local hostages, letter bombs, food tampering, major assassinations, and other attacks by terrorists of all stripes. Changes in security measures around the world are also included, as are the key players in each event, ranging from terrorists to victims to individuals trying to prevent the next attack.

Bridging Two Dynasties

Author: Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803246099
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Of all the New York Yankees championship teams, the 1947 club seemed the least likely. Bridging the gap between the dynasties of Joe McCarthy and Casey Stengel, the team, managed by Bucky Harris, was coming off three non-pennant-winning seasons and given little chance to unseat the defending American League champion Boston Red Sox. And yet, led by Joe DiMaggio, this un-Yankees-like squad of rookies, retreads, and a few solid veterans easily won the pennant over the Detroit Tigers and the heavily favored Red Sox, along the way compiling an American League–record nineteen-game winning streak. They then went on to defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers in a dramatic seven-game World Series that was the first to be televised and the first to feature an African American player. Bridging Two Dynasties commemorates this historic club—the players, on the field and off, and the events surrounding their remarkable season. Along with player biographies, including those of future Hall of Famers DiMaggio, Bucky Harris, Yogi Berra, and Phil Rizzuto, the book features a seasonal timeline and covers pertinent topics such as the winning streak, the Yankees’ involvement in Leo Durocher’s suspension, and the thrilling World Series.

Torpedo Bombers

Author: Peter C. Smith
Editor: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 178303873X
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This is a highly illustrated history one of the most deadly types of atta aircraft. The torpedo bomber first appeared during the later years of World War One but served their most useful role in the Second World War. The most famous attas include Taranto, where Fairey Swordfish destroyed the Italian Battle fleet and the infamous surprise atta on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. In both these cases the attas were against ships laying in harbor and therefore stationary. Heavy defensive anti-aircraft fire was the greatest danger to the torpedo bombers in those circumstances but ships under way in the open sea had far more room to take evasive action. The lengthy time it took a torpedo to reach its target allowed many ships to escape destruction. However notable exceptions were the sinking HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse by the Japanese during the early stages of the war in the Far East. During the hunt for the Bismar it was an air-launched torpedo from a Swordfish that severely damaged the ships steering gear and enabled the Royal Navy to close in for the final kill. Some of the types included are the Fairey Swordfish, Bristol Beaufort, Fairey Albacore, Bristol Beaufighter, Heinkell He 115, Marchetti SM.79, Fokker T.VIII, Grumman Avenger and the Nakajima B5N.

Baseball Prospectus 2010

Author: Steven Goldman
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470558407
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The best-selling annual baseball preview returns for the 2010 MLB season, providing analysis and critical essays on each of the teams and projections for each player's stats using Nate Silver's PECOTA model. Original.

Alternative Media In Canada

Author: Kirsten Kozolanka
Editor: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774821671
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Alternative media hold the promise of building public awareness and action against the constraints and limitations of media conglomeration and cutbacks to public broadcasting. But what, exactly, makes alternative media alternative? This path-breaking volume gets to the heart of this question by focusing on the three interconnected dimensions that define alternative media in Canada: structure, participation, and activism. The contributors reveal not only how various kinds of alternative media � including Indigenous, anarchist, ethnic, and feminist media � are enabled and constrained within Canada's complex policy environment but also how, in the context of globalization, the Canadian experience parallels media and policy challenges in other nations.

Book Review Digest

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The Pioneer Mustang Group

Author: Steve Blake
Editor: Schiffer Publishing
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As the first unit to fly the Merlin-engined P-51B in combat, the 354th Fighter Group adopted the nickname "Pioneer Mustang Group." Until D-Day, it escorted 8th AF heavy bombers to targets on the European Continent. The group then moved to France and supported Patton\s Third Army from Normandy to Bavaria, and also participated in the Battle of the Bulge. Its pilots scored over 600 confirmed air victories, and forty-three of them became aces. This book is an almost day-to-day account of their aerial combat experiences and the "gypsy" lifestyle they and their support personnel led as they moved from one airfield to another across Western Europe.

Manhood In The Age Of Aquarius

Author: Tim Hodgdon
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Manhood in the Age of Aquarius investigates how a deep commitment to the belief in the naturalness of masculinity shaped the efforts of American hippies to create economic, social, political, institutional, religious, and environmental alternatives to their received culture during the 1960s and 1970s. Their efforts to create such alternatives informed the creation of a range of new forms of masculinity. Timothy Hodgdon compares two sharply contrasting hip communities: The Farm and the Diggers (later known as the Free Families). The Farmies argued that industrial progress had encouraged a dangerous hypermasculinity in men and a corresponding devaluation of women's fertility and capacity for maternal nurture. Only through veneration of women's beautiful yin could humankind return to the path of enlightenment charted by Buddha, Jesus, and other sages, and men were to cultivate a knightly masculinity of egoless service to women within lifelong, monogamous marriages. The anarchist Diggers reached the opposite conclusion: that progress had effeminized the organization man while brutalizing the respectable working-class men who served his interests as wage worker, policeman, and soldier. The Diggers sought to uproot the alienating status hierarchy mandated by private property. Their theater of the streets valorized the manliness of the outlaw& mdash;the Native American warrior, the Black Panther, the bohemian artist, and the Chinese tong member& mdash;who forcefully defended his freedom from the depredations of unjust authority while practicing the communistic sharing of wealth that, they believed, was a mark of honor among those slandered as thieves. Thus, Hodgdonargues, the Farmies and the Diggers occupied widely separated positions on a continuum of countercultural manhood. Their divergent criticisms demonstrate that the shift from producerist to consumerist conceptions of manliness was still by no means complete at mid century. Furthermore, hippies' unabashed commitment to masculinity as a natural trait, rather than a political and social construct, shows how even these incisive& mdash;and at times, impish& mdash;critics of American culture stood utterly unprepared for the emergence of radical feminism in 1967 and 1968.

The Rise And Fall Of The Aircraft Carrier

Author: Bernard Ireland
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ISBN: 9780856857119
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Australian Hotelier

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The Mariner S Mirror

Author: Leonard George Carr Laughton
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The Times Index

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Indexes the Times and its supplements.

The Facts On File Encyclopedia Of Word And Phrase Origins

Author: Robert Hendrickson
Editor: Facts on File
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An alphabetically arranged reference contains the definitions and origins of more than 15,000 words and expressions, including slang words, proverbs, nicknames, and phrases from literature.

Pocket Oxford Dictionary And Thesaurus

Author: Sara Hawker
Editor: American Chemical Society
ISBN:
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Featuring a dictionary and thesaurus combined, the 'Pocket Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus' provides the essential language reference help you need in a single portable volume.

Mccain The Myth Of A Maverick

Author: Matt Welch
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9780230608054
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John McCain is one of the most familiar, sympathetic, and overexposed figures in American politics, yet his concrete governing philosophy and actual track record have been left curiously unexamined, mostly because of the massive distractions in his official biography, but also because of his ingenious strategy of talking ad infinitum to each and every access-craving media person who happens by. The more he has spouted, the less journalists have bothered trying to see through the fog. McCain gives the public what it wants but can't find -- a flesh-and-bones political portrait of a man onto whom people are forever projecting their own ideological fantasies. It is a psychological key for decoding his allegedly ‘maverick' actions. McCain will quickly lay out in overlapping detail the root cause of the senator's worldview: his personal transformation from underachieving punk to war hawk uber-patriot, in which he used the "higher power" of American nationalism to save his life and soul. McCain looks behind the war hero, behind the maverick reformer. Journalist and pundit Matt Welch brings to this project an investigative eye and a coolly analytical mindset to provide Republicans, Democrats and Independents a picture of the man.

The Economist

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The Directory Of U S Trademarks

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Red Army

Author: Aaron Klein
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062069268
File Size: 46,78 MB
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In Red Army, Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliot—bestselling authors of The Manchurian President—expose the nexus of radical socialist groups shaping the presidential agenda of Barack Obama and reveal how their plan to transform America is already well underway. A truly eye-opening work of investigative reporting, Red Army is filled with startling revelations about Obama’s healthcare legislation, the shocking misuse of federal stimulus money, the existence of a powerful “Marxist-socialist” bloc in Congress, and much more. It is a book that every concerned American must read.

Baseball Prospectus 2007

Author: Maury Brown
Editor: Plume
ISBN: 9780452288256
File Size: 32,75 MB
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A thorough guide to the upcoming baseball season provides detailed profiles of major league players, teams, and prospects, along with information on statistics for the past five seasons and projections for the 2007 baseball season. Original. 100,000 first printing.