Legends Never Die

Athletes and their Afterlives in Modern America
Author: Richard Ian Kimball
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815654057
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: N.A
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With every touchdown, home run, and three-pointer, star athletes represent an American dream that only an elite group blessed with natural talent can achieve. However, Kimball concentrates on what happens once these modern warriors meet their untimely demise. As athletes die, legends rise in their place. The premature deaths of celebrated players not only capture and immortalize their physical superiority, but also jolt their fans with an unanticipated intensity. These athletes escape the inevitability of aging and decline of skill, with only the prime of their youth left to be remembered. But early mortality alone does not transform athletes into immortals. The living ultimately gain the power to construct the legacies of their fallen heroes. In Legends Never Die, Kimball explores the public myths and representations that surround a wide range of athletes, from Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio to Dale Earnhardt and Bonnie McCarroll. Kimball delves deeper than just the cultural significance of sports and its players; he examines how each athlete’s narrative is shaped by gender relations, religion, and politics in contemporary America. In looking at how Americans react to the tragic deaths of sports heroes, Kimball illuminates the important role sports play in US society and helps to explain why star athletes possess such cultural power.

The Theta Squad #1 Legends Never Die


Author: Ege Bildiren,Yiğit Zeren
Publisher: Ege Bildiren
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 77
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Theta Takımı #1 Efsaneler Asla Ölmez Onbaşı Cold bir gün çavuşun "Koğuş kalk!" emriyle kalkmıştı.Keşke kalkmasaydı.Ancak keşkeler bizi kurtarmaz... Yazar web sitesi: egebildiren.wix.com/ebildiren

Hollywood's Unhappiest Endings

Legends Never Die
Author: Les MacDonald
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781441584274
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 124
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Hollywood where dreams can become reality and also be shattered just as quickly. Hollywood has so many stories to tell and, unfortunately, so many of them do not have happy endings. From Marilyn Monroe to Oscar winner Gig Young this book lays bare some of the myths and gets to the heart of some of Hollywood's Unhappiest Endings.

Steve Reeves Legends Never Die


Author: Deborah Stewart
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781508439172
Category:
Page: 240
View: 1981

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First there was Steve Reeves the ultimate, and in my opinion, incomparable world class bodybuilder. He won all the National and International bodybuilding titles without using steroids, artificial enhancers or unethical practices. Steve was hard-working and innovative. His sharp mind and determination mixed workouts with nutrition to create a magnificent male body. Next there was Steve Reeves the actor who filled our movie theater screens with sensational, larger than life portrayals. He played the lead in fifteen movies including Hercules, The Thief of Baghdad, Duel of the Titans, Son of Spartacus, and Goliath and the Barbarians. His personal favorite was Long Ride from Hell - his only Western Last there was Steve Reeves the rancher, horse breeder and author. Steve was never deluded about being a great actor. He made movies in order to build a nest egg which enabled him to own and enjoy a couple of ranches back home in the Western United States. Ranching was always his first love and passion. This Steve Reeves was mostly out of the limelight. He spent his time hard at work digging post holes and breeding gaited Morgan horses. This book is about my life with Steve Reeves, the rancher, during the last seven years of his life. It is written from the perspective of a woman who was (and will always be) deeply, madly in love with Steve Reeves I am writing these memories down now due to concerns that dementia, the disease which has devastated my mother's mind, may be germinating in me. It is a case of "before I forget what I can still remember." I have relied heavily on my personal journals to bring focus to that which the passage of time, my series of small strokes and what might be dementia, has fogged. I do not want the memory of my Stephen (Steve Reeves to millions of fans) to dissolve and become forever lost. He was such a remarkable man. Once I knew him, I would never be the same. Steve Reeves was more than just an actor with a powerful physique. He was quite brilliant. He would examine a machine, tool or product and then explain how he would change this part or that aspect to improve its function. He used a complex combination of his natural creativity with his work experience and logic to improve the workings or the designs of many things. Experiencing first hand his ability to improve on every-thing that arrived on the ranch (from a brand-new Featherlite horse trailer to halters and toilet roll holders) made me wish his fans could realize how much more there was to their Steve Reeves. His face, his physique, his movies and his voice were only a small part of the total man. Add to those attributes, among other things, his expert knowledge of physical training and nutrition. His work ethic was unsurpassed and his determination to improve the Morgan horse breed was tragically interrupted. (Full Color Version)

Industrielle Kostenrechnung

Eine Einführung
Author: Wulff Plinke,Mario Rese
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662078791
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 301
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Kostenbewusstes Denken und Handeln wird heute im Zeichen steigender Wettbewerbsintensität als eine selbstverständliche Anforderung an alle Führungskräfte in der Praxis gesehen. Dieses gilt gleichermaßen für kaufmännische wie für technische Führungskräfte, ob sie nun in der Konstruktion, der Produktion oder im Vertrieb tätig sind. Jede Führungskraft muss in der Lage sein zu beurteilen, welche Kosteninformationen für welche Entscheidungen benötigt werden, wie die Daten zu interpretieren und welche Konsequenzen für das betriebliche Handeln daraus zu ziehen sind. Industrielle Kostenrechnung bietet Studierenden sowohl der Wirtschaftswissenschaften als auch der Ingenieurwissenschaften ebenso wie Praktikern eine sichere Einführung in die Grundlagen der Industriellen Kostenrechnung. Das Buch hebt sich von anderen Lehrtexten vor allem durch eine klare Systematik der Verfahren der Industriellen Kostenrechnung sowie durch eine zielgruppenorientierte Darstellung ab. In der vorliegenden 6. Auflage sind Fehler korrigiert und einige Beispiele adjustiert worden. Desweiteren wurde alles auf Euro umgestellt.

Shared Sacrifice

Heroes Are Always Remembered Legends Never Die
Author: John Vizzuso
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781449000233
Category: Philosophy
Page: 152
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Shared Sacrifice: "Heroes Are Remembered; Legends Never Die." Will you be remembered as a Hero or Legend? Leadership in itself is a sacrifice. Are you willing to sacrifice? In his collective series The Leadership Edge, The Difference: Finding The Hero Within and most recently Shared Sacrifice, John Vizzuso shares both personal and professional insight on a journey filled with passion, courage, integrity and influence seeking to discover what that difference is; inspiring others along the way. Explore the difference between legends and heroes - discover why heroes are always remembered and legends never die.

The Legend Never Dies


Author: Slovac Anton
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1481799010
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 140
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The book is trying to reveal to the light the real essence of the reality beyond the boundary of the human understanding and its interpretation by the human brain.0

Jesse Owens

I Always Loved Running
Author: Jeff Burlingame
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9780766034976
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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Explores the life of Jesse Owens, including his childhood and family, his rise to excellence in track and field, his 1936 Olympic triumph, and his death and legacy.

Die Dame vom See

Roman
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423406755
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
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Der fulminante Abschluss der Hexer-Saga Ciri, Prinzessin von Cintra und Schützling des Hexers Geralt von Riva, ist auf geheimnisvolle Weise in eine fremde Welt versetzt worden. Dort trifft sie auf einen jungen Ritter namens Galahad, der sie für die Dame vom See hält und dem sie ihre Geschichte erzählt: Die Kriege und Machtkämpfe, die seit Langem tobten, haben ihren Höhepunkt erreicht. Vilgefortz mit seinen Helfershelfern stellt sich zur Schlacht, bei der viele von Geralts Gefährten ihr Leben lassen müssen. Und es droht neue Gefahr in Gestalt des Kaisers Emhyr von Nilfgaard. Er wird von derselben uralten Prophezeiung geleitet, die auch das Handeln von Vilgefortz und Ciri bestimmte. Wiewohl im Besitz überwältigender Übermacht, scheut Emhyr bei der Konfrontation mit Geralt und Ciri vor der letzten Konsequenz zurück: Denn mit Ciri verbindet ihn mehr als nur die alte Weissagung ...

Legends and Lies

Great Mysteries of the American West
Author: Dale L. Walker
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1466812923
Category: History
Page: 288
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"All of history is mystery," Dale L. Walker says, and he proves his point in this lively, humorous--and rational--approach to the West's greatest puzzles. Did Davy Crockett, for example, go down swinging Ol' Betsy, defending the ramparts of the Alamo--or was he captured? Who is buried in Jesse James's grave? Was the man Pat Garrett shot that night really Billy the Kid? How did Black Bart, "the gentleman bandit," disappear? Did Sacajawea, the famous "Bird Woman" who scouted for Lewis and Clark, die twice? The possibilities unfold as Walker brings together little-known facts and the elusive connections that shed light on the biggest enigmas of the American West. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

ADDICTIONS OF THE SOUL

-LOVE IS JUST THE PROPER NAME FOR THE MOST EVIL DEMON- (Negative Impact Version x 333) -More Pathetic Poems to Cringe At- (A Dark Journey of Insanity)
Author: MIGUEL BIZARRE
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426967012
Category: Poetry
Page: 212
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ADDICTIONS OF THE SOUL is the second book of a three set collection. The first being THE INTIMATE HORRORS OF RELATIONSHIPS which explored the pain of Love. ADDICTIONS is about how Love is the worst addiction and what the author has seen through his own eyes and eyes of friends who try to replace Love with other things including suicide. It's a very dark collection with a few happy poems in it that will amaze and make you think. This collection is and will be worth anyone's time if they are open to see the darkness that resides inside due to that demon called Love...

The Cat Who Came to Breakfast


Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110121421X
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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Qwilleran and the cats are visiting an island known by many names. Qwill has always called it Breakfast Island, but to the taciturn natives, it's Providence Island. To the rich summer residents it's Grand Island--and to the developers and tourists who are turning this once-peaceful place upside down, it's Pear Island. But when some odd "accidents" occur, including a fatal boat explosion, Qwill suspects sabotage and sets out to investigate--because murder by any other name is just as deadly...

The Day the Music Died


Author: Les MacDonald
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469113562
Category: Music
Page: 404
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Behind the roaring crowds and the billion-dollar record deals are tales of solitude, anger, and depression. Readers are about to unearth these stories as author Les MacDonald brings nostalgia to every bookshelf with The Day the Music Died, his newly released book published through Xlibris. The Day the Music Died is a well-researched documentation of the different true stories of the persons whose names are forever etched in the history of music. Throughout, readers will get an intimate look into the deaths of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Elvis Presley, Brian Jones, Bob Marley, John Lennon, George Harrison, Tupac Shakur, Nirvanas Kurt Cobain, Selena, Michael Jackson, and many more. As each of these artists permanently faded from the limelight, a new testimonial will be created to prove that their music lives on. While some of our favorites may have lost their way at some point during their lifetimes, we must remember that there is one thing that the passage of time cannot erase . . . and that, my friends, is the music! shares the author.

How to Create a Social Network: The Ten Commandments

Thou Shalt Create The Next Facebook
Author: Spencer Fried
Publisher: Spencer Fried
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 16
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Do you want to know the secrets to creating a successful social network? Mark Zuckerberg knows these secrets, and so does Jack Dorsey. These secrets, are the 10 Commandments of Social Networking. Enough of the social media books written by middle-aged CEOs trying to make an extra buck. It was time for a NEW perspective on what works in social networking, and what doesn't. And who knows best than millennials? Written and published by 19 year-old, Spencer Fried, residing in Westchester, New York, this is a brief, yet enticing read that will enlighten you. Whether you truly want to create the next Facebook, or you are curious about what goes into a successful social network, this book is for you. Just released exclusively on the Google Play Store, here is...The Ten Commandments.

Legends

A Post-Apocalyptic Novel
Author: Evan Pickering
Publisher: Evan Pickering
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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Legends Never Die. Sequel to the Post-Apocalyptic Bestseller HOOD! From the remnants of America, a new world is taking shape. But not all is as it seems. As Rangers of the Sons of Liberty, Whiskey and Taylor have a new life ranging out into the overgrown vestiges of civilization, teaching young soldiers how to survive. But peace never lasts long. The tides of war beckon as rebels are found within the borders. A secret organization lies unknown to the warring factions in the new Americas. A mysterious message has been nailed to Whiskey and Taylor's door. Someone from their past is still alive. Twenty years have passed since the fall of the Kaiser and the end of the First War. Survivors across the country have slowly banded into factions, rebuilding semblances of civilization from the vestiges of the old world. The end of the Kaiser's war brought years of relative peace to the country... But as the factions rise up against the Sons of Liberty, conflict rises on the horizon. As war comes again to the vestiges of America, the factions have united behind a deadly sniper called 'the Ghost'. The Sons of Liberty stand alone, and The new civilization stands upon the brink of falling apart once more . . . But the further from home Whiskey and Taylor get, the more muddled the truth seems to be. But one thing is clear. Someone from their past is still alive. Sequel to the bestselling Book 1 of the American Rebirth Series, HOOD!

Schwert des Nordens

Roman
Author: Luke Scull
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641171199
Category: Fiction
Page: 688
View: 9705

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Einst herrschten die Götter über die Welt und die Menschen – bis sich eine Gruppe Magier zusammenschloss, um die Macht an sich zu reißen. Die Götter fielen, die Welt versank in den Schatten. Und auch die Rebellion des Assassinen Davarus Cole und seiner Verbündeten ist gescheitert: Seine einstigen Gefährten sind entweder tot oder wurden in die Verbannung geschickt. Doch in den Schatten regt sich ein neuer Feind – mächtig und unsterblich, und plötzlich werden die Karten um das Schicksal der Menschheit neu gemischt und Feinde zu Verbündeten.