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Running Through The Ages 2d Ed

Author: Edward S. Sears
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476620865
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Blurbs and reviews of the first edition: “By the nature of its far-flung and encompassing history of running, Ed Sears’ work is an excellent textbook of the lore, legend and history of running through the ages. I recommend this book as a resource for fans, coaches and aspiring runners.”--Jim Ryun, three time Olympian and former WR holder in the mile and 1500; “A lively and accurate account! I believe anyone reading this book will come away with the feeling they were there at the races and saw running history.”--Bill Rodgers, four time winner of Boston & New York Marathons; “well-researched and easily readable history...useful pictures”--Choice; “fascinating book...exhilarating...extremely well documented and a pleasure to read”--Olympic Review; “compelling biographical information...valuable historical and biographical information...recommend[ed]”--The Roanoke Times; “remarkable…rich in incident and character, much of it never seen in book form before...marvelous collection of rare illustrations...excellent index and bibliography...a book to treasure...fascinating”--Track Stats; “the definitive history of man’s urge to run both long and fast...great detail...[an] epic work...many...surprises await readers of this fine book...anyone interested in the evolution of the sport should run to their favorite bookstore--fast”--Road Race Management; “starts with running by pre-humans 5 million years ago, and ends with a look into the future of running...a valuable historic contribution”--Syracuse Post Standard; “an informative, enjoyable and completely definitive history of footracing...a sprint through history...crammed with wonderful short stories...magnificent photographs...thorough...great quotes, fascinating stories, superb illustrations...a wonderful jog down memory lane”--Athletics Weekly. Beginning with prehumans running down prey, this book describes how ancient, medieval and modern runners have come to run ever faster. Writers of antiquity left few detailed accounts of running but in the early 1800s detailed accounts of running feats and matches appeared in newspapers, journals and books. Nineteenth century pioneers like George Seward, Harry Hutchens, Walter George and Bernie Wefers are here given long-deserved recognition. The six-day Go-as-You-Please races of the 1870s and 1880s--featuring running's first great female performer, Amy Howard--are discussed. Twentieth century luminaries Helen Stephens, Jesse Owens, Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zatopek, Bob Hayes, Abebe Bikila and Joan Benoit-Samuelson are included, along with the Bunion Derby races of 1928-1929. New material for this revised and expanded second edition includes coverage of the 1970s running boom, women marathon pioneers, the impact of drugs on running, and the feats of 21st century runners such as Usain Bolt, Paula Radcliffe and Haile Gebrselassie.

Running Through The Ages

Author: Edward S. Sears
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786450770
Size: 33.30 MB
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"Here is the first comprehensive history of running, from prehuman times through the year 2000. Beginning with an exploration of how human anatomy evolved to make possible the running down of prey, it moves on through racing in the ancient world and the Middle Ages, the coming of "pedestrians" (professional runners) in the nineteenth century, the rise of amateur running in events like the Olympics, and the era of the modern superstar runners. Rich with illustrations and detailed information, this book is an excellent resource for anyone with an interest in the facts, legends, and lore of running."--BOOK JACKET.

The Ages Of American Law

Author: Grant Gilmore
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030021104X
Size: 60.62 MB
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Following its publication in 1974, Grant Gilmore's compact portrait of the development of American law from the eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century became a classic. In this new edition, the portrait is brought up to date with a new chapter by Philip Bobbitt that surveys the trajectory of American law since the original publication. Bobbitt also provides a Foreword on Gilmore and the celebrated lectures that inspired The Ages of American Law. "Sharp, opinionated, and as pungent as cheddar."—New Republic "This book has the engaging qualities of good table talk among a group of sophisticated and educated friends—given body by broad learning and a keen imagination and spiced with wit."—Willard Hurst

The Cultural Encyclopedia Of Baseball 2d Ed

Author: Jonathan Fraser Light
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476617449
Size: 45.84 MB
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More than any other sport, baseball has developed its own niche in America’s culture and psyche. Some researchers spend years on detailed statistical analyses of minute parts of the game, while others wax poetic about its players and plays. Many trace the beginnings of the civil rights movement in part to the Major Leagues’ decision to integrate, and the words and phrases of the game (for example, pinch-hitter and out in left field) have become common in our everyday language. From AARON, HENRY onward, this book covers all of what might be called the cultural aspects of baseball (as opposed to the number-rich statistical information so widely available elsewhere). Biographical sketches of all Hall of Fame players, owners, executives and umpires, as well as many of the sportswriters and broadcasters who have won the Spink and Frick awards, join entries for teams, owners, commissioners and league presidents. Advertising, agents, drafts, illegal substances, minor leagues, oldest players, perfect games, retired uniform numbers, superstitions, tripleheaders, and youngest players are among the thousands of entries herein. Most entries open with a topical quote and conclude with a brief bibliography of sources for further research. The whole work is exhaustively indexed and includes over 120 photographs.

The Automobile And American Life 2d Ed

Author: John Heitmann
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147666935X
Size: 15.53 MB
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Reviews of the first edition: "The prose is almost flawless, and the writing never feels is almost like the author enjoyed every topic and every page. Highly recommended. All collections"—Choice "A great starting point for any student of American automotive history and a worthwhile addition to a collector's bookshelf"—Autoweek "Fun, informative, and close to a prewar bull's eye!"—Prewar Auto Notes "Very worthwhile reading"—Hemmings Classic Car "This is an immensely useful work, especially for those of us who want an entertaining and provocative text for our courses...provide teachers with a great opportunity to expand on the text in class...a valuable asset to any teacher who hopes to bring the automobile and automobility into the classroom"—Technology and Culture "Highly recommended"—Enterprise & Society "A deeply thought provoking study"— Now revised and updated, this book tells the story of how the automobile transformed American life and how automotive design and technology have changed over time. It details cars' inception as a mechanical curiosity and later a plaything for the wealthy; racing and the promotion of the industry; Henry Ford and the advent of mass production; market competition during the 1920s; the development of roads and accompanying highway culture; the effects of the Great Depression and World War II; the automotive Golden Age of the 1950s; oil crises and the turbulent 1970s; the decline and then resurgence of the Big Three; and how American car culture has been represented in film, music and literature. Updated notes and a select bibliography serve as valuable resources to those interested in automotive history.

Math Through The Ages

Author: William P. Berlinghoff
Publisher: MAA
ISBN: 9780883857366
Size: 39.50 MB
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An informal and accessible overview of the history of mathematics.

African Traditional Religion In The Modern World 2d Ed

Author: Douglas E. Thomas
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476620199
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African traditional religion encompasses a variety of non-dogmatic, spiritual practices followed by millions around the world. Some scholars argue it is related to the Nubian religion of Egypt’s Dynastic Period. In an expanded second edition, this book examines the nature of African traditional religion and describes common attributes of various cultural belief systems, with an emphasis on West Africa. Principal elements studied include sacrifice, salvation and culture, modes of revelation, divination, and African resilience in the face of invasion and colonization. The religious experiences of black people throughout the Americas are also covered. The author finds the cosmology, symbolism and rituals of the Yoruba culture to be the fundamental bases of African traditional religion, and draws similarities between the oral and written literature of West Africans and that of New World practitioners. The influence of Islam and Christianity is also discussed. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Best Movie Scenes

Author: Sanford Levine
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786470917
Size: 75.76 MB
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When movie fans talk about their favorite films, they most often mention one or two particular scenes that they never tire of watching. This witty and engaging volume catalogs more than 500 of the most memorable scenes in movie history. Organized by theme, it recounts the best scenes featuring everything from accountants and adoption to whistling and windows. This diverting work proves to be an indispensable guide for anyone who has ever used a movie reference to illustrate a point or express their feelings.