The Real Mackay

The Dave Mackay Story
Author: Dave Mackay,Martin Knight
Publisher: Mainstream
ISBN: 9781840188400
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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This book tells the story of one of football's genuine legends, a man whose presence in any team seemed to lead them on to championship-winning form: Dave Mackay. It is a refreshing, honest and action-packed biography of a man who was at the centre of many of the biggest stories of British football for almost three decades.Mackay joined Hearts in 1953, by which time he had already made his mark at junior level having been at the heart of his school team's side when they won the acclaimed Scottish Schools Cup. At the time he joined the Edinburgh club, they had not won a major honour for almost 50 years. Over the next six years, however, Hearts went on to win the Scottish Cup and League, as well as twice winning the Scottish League Cup. It is no coincidence that Mackay's arrival at Hearts marked the beginning of what is now viewed as the club's golden age. In 1959, Dave was transferred south to join Tottenham Hotspur, who were at that time languishing near the foot of the English First Division. The following season, Spurs became the first side in the twentieth century to win the Double and went on to win the FA Cup twice more, along with the European Cup-Winners' Cup. Again, Mackay was at the forefront of a team now widely recognised as one of the finest ever. In 1968, as Dave was entering his dotage as a player, he joined Derby County, who were lowly placed in the English Second Division. As captain, Dave led the team up the table and they finished as champions, and Mackay was awarded the coveted Footballer of the Year trophy - a fitting end to a remarkable playing career.

The real Mackay

being essays by Ian Mackay
Author: Ian Mackay
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English wit and humor
Page: 146
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The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World


Author: Harvey Mackay
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101558857
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
View: 2616

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Harvey Mackay is a legend-and now he's back with the sum total of decades of sales know-how, teaching go-getters how to make the sale and hit the numbers, day in and day out. His advice is rooted in road-tested, real-world experiences and include new tips on the Web, LinkedIn and Facebook. As a lifelong student of the sales game, Mackay has spent decades collecting secrets, wisdom, and anecdotes. He features his Mackay Morals-life lessons such as: • Big shots are just little shots who kept shooting. • Helping someone up won't pull you down-and could very easily pull them to your side. • Be like the turtle: If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all. There is no one better to show you how to be a high-energy, determined, creative sales dynamo than Harvey Mackay. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Real MacKay

A Comedy in Twelve Chapters
Author: William Hutchison Murray
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 144
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RLS

Stevenson's Letters to Charles Baxter
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson,Charles Baxter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Authors, Scottish
Page: 385
View: 3958

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The Celtic Monthly

A Magazine for Highlanders
Author: John Mackay,Annie Maclean Sharp Mackay
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Clans
Page: N.A
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Port Out, Starboard Home

The Fascinating Stories We Tell About the words We Use
Author: Michael Quinion
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141909048
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 304
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Can it really be true that 'golf' stands for 'Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden'? Or that 'rule of thumb' comes from an archaic legal principle that a man may chastise his wife, but only with a rod no thicker than his thumb? These and hundreds of other stories are commonly told and retold whenever people meet. They grow up in part because expressions are often genuinely mysterious. Why, for example, are satisfying meals 'square' rather than any other shape? And how did anyone ever come up with the idea that if you're competent at something you can 'cut the mustard'? Michael Quinion here retells many of the more bizarre tales, and explains their real origins where they're known. This is a fascinating treasure-trove of fiction and fact for anyone interested in language.

Word Myths

Debunking Linguistic Urban Legends
Author: David Wilton
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195375572
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 240
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An examination of the most famous stories, tales, and histories of the world that are provably wrong provides a look at why certain myths are created and spread, the reasons they persist, and the actual truths that long have been obscured by misinformation.

Scottish Theatre: Diversity, Language, Continuity


Author: Ian Brown
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9401209944
Category: History
Page: 260
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Challenging the dominant view of a broken and discontinuous dramatic culture in Scotland, this book outlines the variety and richness of the nation ́s performance traditions and multilingual theatre history. Brown illuminates enduring strands of hybridity and diversity which use theatre and theatricality as a means of challenging establishment views, and of exploring social, political, and religious change. He describes the ways in which politically and religiously divisive moments in Scottish history, such as the Reformation and political Union, fostered alternative dramatic modes and means of expression. This major revisionist history also analyses the changing relationships between drama, culture, and political change in Scotland in the 20th and 21st centuries, drawing on the work of an extensive range of modern and contemporary Scottish playwrights and drama practitioners. Ian Brown is a playwright, poet and Professor of Drama at Kingston University, London. Until recently Chair of the Scottish Society of Playwrights, he was General Editor of the Edinburgh History of Scottish Theatre (EUP, 2007) and editor of From Tartan to Tartanry: Scottish Culture, History and Myth (EUP, 2010) and The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Drama (EUP, 2011). He has published widely on theatre, cultural policy and literature and language.

Proper Name Idioms and Their Origins. Словарь именных идиом


Author: Лариса Шитова
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5040007019
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: N.A
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Последняя из тематического цикла книга идиом, содержащая на сей раз имена собственные, заимствованные из Библии, мифологии, истории, литературы и реальной жизни. Богатый справочный материал, сопровождающий устойчивые выражения, призван удовлетворить читательский интерес и помочь активному использованию идиом в речи.

Did You Know That...?

"Revised and Expanded" Edition: Surprising-But-True Facts About History, Science, Inventions, Geography, Origins, Art, Music, and More
Author: Marko Perko
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504038177
Category: History
Page: 286
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Did You Know That . . . ?: “Revised and Expanded” Edition: Surprising-But-True Facts About History, Science, Inventions, Geography, Origins, Art, Music, and More is an uncommon compendium of knowledge that will astound, demystify, edify, and debunk. It is a book of ambitious design that is both eminently informative and vastly entertaining. Assiduously researched, it will be the arbiter of disagreements and will stand cherished misconceptions right on their heads. It will also expose factoids, unmask present-day orthodoxy, identify misinformation, clarify the confusing, and present new information. Did You Know That . . . ? is all you need to know . . . for knowledge is power!

Stories from Here & There


Author: Robert Karman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781460213704
Category: Art
Page: 336
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This book "Stories from Here & There," which includes history and some stories of fiction, seems to merge very well with the present. Karman has taken basic situations and put them into humorous stories. Mentioned here, are art thieves, bootleggers, the sinking of the Lusitania, Houdini, the Romans and their toilet habits, the Royal wedding, daredevils, kite flying, nasty critters, aliens and far too many more to mention here. This book of easy storytelling, has sketches drawn by the author. The sketches add to the stories in visualizing a scene, or location. Hopefully, reading this will trigger some of your own past memories. All drawings in this book are by the author.

The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World


Author: Harvey Mackay
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101558857
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
View: 8143

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Harvey Mackay is a legend-and now he's back with the sum total of decades of sales know-how, teaching go-getters how to make the sale and hit the numbers, day in and day out. His advice is rooted in road-tested, real-world experiences and include new tips on the Web, LinkedIn and Facebook. As a lifelong student of the sales game, Mackay has spent decades collecting secrets, wisdom, and anecdotes. He features his Mackay Morals-life lessons such as: • Big shots are just little shots who kept shooting. • Helping someone up won't pull you down-and could very easily pull them to your side. • Be like the turtle: If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all. There is no one better to show you how to be a high-energy, determined, creative sales dynamo than Harvey Mackay. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Arts, Letters, Society

A Miscellany Commemorating the Centenary of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Liverpool
Author: Paul Edward Hedley Hair
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 0853235023
Category: History
Page: 256
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"No Arts; No Letters; No Society; and which is worst of all, ... the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short."—Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679) The University of Liverpool pioneered the system, now general among British universities, whereby departments of related disciplines are grouped into "Faculties" with administrative and academic responsibilities and powers. The first Faculty at Liverpool with these commitments was the Arts Faculty, whose initial meeting was held in December 1896. Commemoration of the centenary of the Arts Faculty was marked by the publication of this volume. The book contains reminiscences by former students relating to each decade of the century, and also the reminiscences of a number of former Deans. Essays "informative and critical" have been contributed by recent and present members of staff. They include an account of the buildings occupied by – and in some instances designed for – the Faculty of Arts; a 1950s dialogue by the late Kenneth Muir, the distinguished Shakespeare scholar; and a study of J. M. Mackay, the Highlander who in the 1890s was the prime advocate of a Faculty system. The volume concludes with an essay by Professor Stephen R. L. Clark analyzing the position of Arts today and pointing to the future.