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Descriptive and Historical Notices of Some Remarkable Northumbrian Castles, Churches and Antiquities, in a Series of Visits to the Ruined Priory of Fi British Library, Historical Print Editions
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bTitle:/b Descriptive and historical notices of some remarkable Northumbrian Castles, Churches and Antiquities, in a series of visits to the ruined Priory of Finchale, the Abbey Church of Hexham, etc. With biographical notices of eminent persons. Series 1.br/br/bPublisher:/b British Library, Historical Print Editionsbr/br/The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, stamps, prints and much more. Its collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial additional collections of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 300 BC.br/br/The GENERAL HISTORICAL collection includes books from the British Library digitised by Microsoft. This varied collection includes material that gives readers a 19th century view of the world. Topics include health, education, economics, agriculture, environment, technology, culture, politics, labour and industry, mining, penal policy, and social order. br/br/++++br/The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification:br/++++br/br/b /b British Librarybr/b /b Gibson, William; br/b /b 1848.br/b /b 8ş.br/b /b 797.k.6.br/
Britain's Lost Churches Aurum Press Ltd
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They are dotted around the British Isles, houses of God, that are now lost in time, and forgotten. Left to neglect, renovated for commercial use, or simply demolished completely, with no trace left other than photographs or illustrations to mark their existence. But, at one time or another, they were more than simply bricks and mortar. They represented the glue of life for countless communities, large and small, no matter what faith they professed, nor rich or poor. Just as we rightly celebrate the glorious buildings still thriving - offering succour to dwindling congregations - in books such as Simon Jenkins England's Thousand Best Churches, we should also celebrate the many churches which have been lost through history. Architectural commentator Matthew Hyde travels the length and breadth of the country to seek out and tell the biographies of a wide variety of Churches now lost to history. From buildings erected to workshop God, as well as defy the elements in Orkney; to abbeys destroyed in Henry VIII's dissolution programme; to royal churches were erected in North Wales; to those now sadly submerged under newly built reservoirs in Cumbria and the terrible cost of aerial warfare, which resulted in their total destruction from Hitler's Blitz in World War Two. Complete with archive photography and illustrations mirroring their glorious past, to personal photography from the author of how many look today, shrouded in undergrowth, left as ruins, and some completely gone forever. It is an emotional and poignant tribute to the many buildings that were at one time, the house of God.
Natasha's Dance Penguin
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London by Tube ebury press
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Did you know that.. From Stonebridge Park on the Bakerloo Line you can walk to the largest Hindu temple in Europe? From Ealing Broadway on the Central Line you can walk to the oldest film studios in the world? From Stratford on the Central Line you can walk to, and abseil down, Britain's tallest sculpture? London is a city of surprises and variety, over 600 square miles packed full of character. And to really know London you must look beyond the obvious; there are broad vistas and quiet corners, iconic sights and grand boulevards, quaint villages, verdant parks, cobbled alleyways, museums, monuments, markets, theatres, and ancient churches. This book unearths and explores a stupendous range of interesting places, some well known, some less well known, some almost unknown, all of within an easy walk of a Tube station. If you want a day out and you want to do something different then London is your town, the Tube is your means and London by Tube is your guide....
London by Tube Ebury Press
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Did you know that.. From Stonebridge Park on the Bakerloo Line you can walk to the largest Hindu temple in Europe? From Ealing Broadway on the Central Line you can walk to the oldest film studios in the world? From Stratford on the Central Line you can walk to, and abseil down, Britain's tallest sculpture? London is a city of surprises and variety, over 600 square miles packed full of character. And to really know London you must look beyond the obvious; there are broad vistas and quiet corners, iconic sights and grand boulevards, quaint villages, verdant parks, cobbled alleyways, museums, monuments, markets, theatres, and ancient churches. This book unearths and explores a stupendous range of interesting places, some well known, some less well known, some almost unknown, all of within an easy walk of a Tube station. If you want a day out and you want to do something different then London is your town, the Tube is your means and London by Tube is your guide.
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Did You Know That.. From Stonebridge Park On The Bakerloo Line You Can Walk To The Largest Hindu Temple In Europe? From Ealing Broadway On The Central Line You Can Walk To The Oldest Film Studios In The World? From Stratford On The Central Line You Can Walk To, And Abseil Down, Britain's Tallest Sculpture? London Is A City Of Surprises And Variety, Over 600 Square Miles Packed Full Of Character. And To Really Know London You Must Look Beyond The Obvious; There Are Broad Vistas And Quiet Corners, Iconic Sights And Grand Boulevards, Quaint Villages, Verdant Parks, Cobbled Alleyways, Museums, Monuments, Markets, Theatres, And Ancient Churches. This Book Unearths And Explores A Stupendous Range Of Interesting Places, Some Well Known, Some Less Well Known, Some Almost Unknown, All Of Within An Easy Walk Of A Tube Station. If You Want A Day Out And You Want To Do Something Different Then London Is Your Town, The Tube Is Your Means And London By Tube Is Your Guide.
Consolations of Philosophy Penguin
Alain de Botton, best-selling author of How Proust can Change Your Life, has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life. Here then are Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche on some of the things that bother us all; lack of money, the pain of love, inadequacy, anxiety, the fear of failure and the pressure to conform.
Roaring Nineties Penguin
His previous book revealed the shocking truth about globalization. Now, Joseph Stiglitz blows the whistle on the devastation wrought by the free market mantra in the nineties
Kevin Barham, Claudia Heimer - ABB Financial Times Prentice Hall
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"If we didn't write this book, we would be dying to see it published. Whenever one reads about ABB in the management literature, there is a 'no questions asked' quality of 'if ABB has done it, why can't you, it must be the right thing to do. This is the way to do it, this is what ABB have done.'"- Claudia Heimer & Kevin Barham There is almost an ABB doctrine that fascinates both scholars and managers. Why is ABB so interesting to managers and gurus alike? Why is it the world's favorite case study? Why is Percy Barnevik possibly 'the most influential manager in the world' (according to the Observer newspaper) In June 1987, Beat Hess, head of the legal department of the world-famous Swiss electro-technical firm BBC Brown Boveri, was about to take his family on a well-earned week's holiday to Italy. He was suddenly told by BBC's chairman Fritz Leutwiler and chief executive Thomas Gasser, to prepare a full draft agreement for the 'unthinkable' - negotiations for a merger with long-time rival ASEA, the Swedish power engineering firm that had been gaining ground on Brown Boveri ever since a new CEO, Percy Barnevik, had taken over in 1980. If it came off, this would be the largest cross-border merger in history. Hess was told to go ahead with his holiday if he wanted to, but that the agreement had to be completed by the first week in July. The handwritten draft with its coffee and suntan lotion stains that Hess brought back from Italy was to be the basis for what has now become a legend of corporate history. ABB has grown to be the leading power engineering company in the world. It doubled its size in six years and is now a $31 billion corporation employing 213,000 people in 50 or more countries, including all the major markets, around the globe. According to the last three years' surveys in the FT, it is Europe's most admired company and Percy Barnevik, Europe's most admired CEO. How do we make sense of what ABB has achieved? Their success, in one of the most fiercely competitive industries in the world, a success which is all the more remarkable for a company which pioneered a new form of global organization. Percy Barnevik has described the paradoxes that ABB has tried to resolve as the simultaneous attempt to be 'global and local, big and small, and radically decentralized with central reporting and control.' In essence, Barnevik and his senior colleagues at ABB have tried to resolve these contradictions by creating what we call a 'globally-connected corporation', a loose-tight network of processes and partners which can only be held together by highly committed people and strongly-held principles. The gurus fell in love with ABB very quickly...Tom Peters calls ABB a 'buckyball organization' and says that Percy Barnevik is the most insistent enemy of bureaucracy that he has ever met. Manfred Kets de Vries has described the challenge of managing ABB as 'making a giant dance', While it may not be a model for every other company, it is certainly an example of what most companies can achieve. ABB The Dancing Giant gives its reader the exciting opportunity to look through the keyhole and hear from some very interesting people around ABB, both in the corporate headquarters and locations world-wide. It will also satisfy their curiosity about the heritage of Percy Barnevik, who has almost come to personify the company. It will look at how the company is doing now that he has passed on the role of CEO to Goran Lindahl. You will be able to look behind his image and public statements and find out what other people in the company think, how they lived the story of the merger, and what life is like for them in the organization. ABB the Dancing Giant has not been written simply for the sake of a fascinating history, which it certainly is, but to ask ourselves what other managers who are faced with the challenges of globalisation can learn from the story. It will : * document the story of the merger and of ABB's growth and global expansion * catch a greater glimpse of the real story behind the company's on-going success * raise some key questions for the future of ABB - how is Goran Lindahl preparing ABB for the next Millennium? * highlight some lessons from ABB's experience for managers in other organizations facing international and global challenges * be a frank look at the good and bad of ABB and what other managers and companies can learn and implement from this story. Authors: Kevin Barham is Director of the Ashridge Center for Management and Organization Learning and a founding partner of the Global Development Partnership. His research has focused on the development of international managers - a topic where ABB itself has much to teach other organizations. Claudia Heimer is Business Director and a member of the management team of Ashridge Consulting, where she has been interested in the cultural, strategic and IT implications of globalisation Outline Contents Part One : The Birth of a Modern Giant The story of the two companies that came to form ABB, ASEA of Sweden, and BBC (Brown Boveri Corporation) of Switzerland. Includes insights into the details of the merger talks, the high emotions involved and the way that Percy Barnevik drove the negotiations to a successful outcome. Part Two : Giant Steps to the Globally-Connected Corporation Looks at ABB's global expansion and looks at ABB through a number of different lenses. Looks at ABB as the 'globally-connected corporation' and sets ABB in the context of the global transitions that more and more firms are having to make to compete in a globalised world. Includes an overview of four of the most important analyses of ABB by leading management gurus. Part Three : Reaping the Harvest The organization a decade after the merger - find out how the masterplan has worked out so far. Looks more closely at why ABB has become the world's favorite case study and at why it is an example of that rare organizational breed, a successful cross-border merger. Postscript : The Future of ABB ABB has successfully completed its first decade of existence and occupies the corporate Mount Olympus together with General Electric and Microsoft, but what does the future hold? How can ABB sustain and build on their success? How will Goran Lindahl shape up now Percy Barnevik has given him control?
Treasures of Coptic Art The American University in Cairo Press
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Egypt's Coptic Church is one of the oldest in the world, with a cultural tradition dating back two millennia, during which time churches have been built and a variety of distinctive art forms have flourished. The world's largest and most exquisite collection of Coptic artifacts is now housed in the Coptic Museum, founded in Old Cairo in 1908. Here for the first time, in this lavishly illustrated book, more than one hundred of the greatest treasures of the Coptic Museum have been beautifully photographed to present an overview of this rich artistic heritage. Objects from churches and monasteries across Egypt include some of the finest examples of Coptic icons, stelae, sculptures, wall paintings, wooden altar screens, metal crosses, censers, liturgical implements and vestments, chandeliers, and bible caskets. Textiles, ceramics, terracotta, ivory and bone carvings, and documents (including the famous Nag Hammadi Gnostic library from the fourth century, one of the most valuable collections of papyri in the world) provide invaluable insights into the economic and social life of Egypt over the past two thousand years.In addition to objects from the Coptic Museum, this book also includes photographs of surrounding churches, some of Egypt's oldest, that illustrate the architectural legacy of the Copts. The accompanying text and captions provide a description of Coptic civilization in general and Coptic art in particular.
Podana cena książki jest orientacyjna, zależy od kilku czynników. Po zakupie obsługa sklepu skontaktuje się, jeśli konieczna będzie dopłata. From Publishers Weekly Former Wall Street Journal reporter Binkley offers this story of the trio of tycoons who took over Las Vegas and transformed it from a crushed-velvet world with a libidinous frontier air into a place where, increasingly and sometimes surprisingly, entertainment and good taste go hand in hand. Binkley provides an inside look at deal-maker Kerkorian, casino visionary Wynn and professor-turned-mogul Loveman and their lavishly competitive lives: their exclusive and aggressive tennis games, the one-way conveyor belt created to transport customers away from a competing casino, the battle to build the biggest and the best. The author shares intriguing details about these power players
London's Secrets SURVIVAL BOOKS
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London is one of the world's most exciting cities, but it's also one of the noisiest; a bustling, chaotic, frenetic, over-crowded, manic metropolis of over 8 million people, where it can be difficult to find somewhere to grab a little peace and quiet. Nevertheless, if you know where to look London has a wealth of peaceful places - places to relax, chill out, contemplate, meditate, sit, reflect, browse, read, chat, nap, walk, think, study or even work (if you must) - where the city's volume is muted or even switched off completely. Peaceful Places contains over 200 of the author's and his friends', colleagues' and acquaintances' favourite locations throughout the city, from restful gardens and serene churches to silent libraries and inspiring galleries; intimate hotels to blissful spas and cosy cafes; smart shops and atmospheric markets to appealing restaurants and charming tea rooms; quiet museums and sweeping parks to relaxing walks and friendly pubs - and much more. Moreover, these places haven't just been selected for their quietude but also for their excellence: every entry has something special to offer, be it a warm welcome, excellent food/drink, fascinating history, attractive ambience, glorious scenery or tempting goods for sale. Peace is a relative term, however, and not all places are whisper-quiet all the time; even churches have bell-ringing and organ practice, and many parks host noisy school parties and sports events. You can, of course, expect bookshops, libraries, galleries, museums and spas (and churches and parks!) to be tranquil most of the time, but even cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars can be surprisingly quiet - although you may need to time your visit a little more carefully. With regard to the latter, we have chosen venues with gardens, terraces, panoramic views and cosy corners - places where you can find a bit of personal space and grab some 'me' time along with your refreshments. So whether you're seeking a place to recharge your batteries, rest your head, revive your spirits, restock your larder or refuel your body; somewhere to inspire, soothe or uplift your mood; or you just wish to discover a part of London that's a few steps further off the beaten track, Peaceful Places will steer you in the right direction.
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Praise for HEDGE FUND MARKET WIZARDS§"Traders regularly use passages and chapters from Schwager's books as a reference for their own methods and to guide their own trading. His work is an inseparable part of the consciousness and language of trading itself. Schwager's books are essential reading for anyone who trades, wants to trade, or wants to pick a trader."--From the Foreword by Ed Seykota§"Jack Schwager is the era's premier chronicler of financial talent. When historians look back at this mad time and wonder who the key players were, they will turn to Schwager's books."--Robert R. Prechter, Jr., Editor, The Elliott Wave Theorist§"Hedge funds have evolved into a market force, and the timing of Hedge Fund Market Wizards is as valuable as the lessons it contains. Jack's book excels in knowledge and insight, rather than specific rules that are short-lived. Among the gems are mistakes are the catalyst for improvement, stable returns are suspicious, and you can't succeed without embracing the risk inherent to your trading style. As you would expect, the book is masterful."--Perry J. Kaufman, Managing Director, Kaufman Analytics, Ltd., and author of New Trading Systems and Methods§"Great traders are almost always fascinating human beings. Jack Schwager is the perfect interviewer, equally adept at eliciting life stories and professional secrets. A must-read."--William Poundstone, author of Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street What makes a great trader? For years, financial industry expert Jack Schwager has picked the brains of remarkable individuals who have consistently beaten the markets to find out the answer. Now, in Hedge Fund Market Wizards: How Winning Traders Win, he talks with some of the world's greatest hedge fund experts, highlighting the lessons to be learned from each so that you can apply their wisdom to your own trading.§Over the past few decades, hedge funds have become an increasingly popular investment vehicle, but their explosive growth has made trading more competitive than ever. In Hedge Fund Market Wizards, Schwager shares with readers the invaluable lessons he learned from the fifteen traders profiled, which include some of the industry's legendary figures, each of whom has compiled an exemplary return-to-risk record.§From the founder of the world's largest hedge fund to a manager going it alone, the traders interviewed in this book approach their field in radically different ways. But each of them has brought new and unique insights and developed distinct strategies that have allowed them to outperform the markets again and again.§Just as he did in his previous bestsellers, Market Wizards and The New Market Wizards, Schwager asks the questions that get to the core of what makes a successful trader tick. Distilling forty essential lessons to be learned from the market luminaries it profiles, Hedge Fund Market Wizards offers valuable guidance and timeless insights for both investment professionals and market enthusiasts looking to improve their trading abilities by learning from the best. Fascinating insights into the hedge fund traders who consistently outperform the markets, in their own words§From bestselling author, investment expert, and Wall Street theoretician Jack Schwager comes a behind-the-scenes look at the world of hedge funds, from fifteen traders who've consistently beaten the markets. Exploring what makes a great trader a great trader, Hedge Fund Market Wizards breaks new ground, giving readers rare insight into the trading philosophy and successful methods employed by some of the most profitable individuals in the hedge fund business.§Presents exclusive interviews with fifteen of the most successful hedge fund traders and what they've learned over the course of their careers§Includes interviews with Jamie Mai, Joel Greenblatt, Michael Platt, Ray Dalio, Colm O'Shea, Ed Thorp, and many more§Explains forty key lessons for traders§Joins Stock Market Wizards, New Market Wizards, and Market Wizards as the fourth installment of investment guru Jack Schwager's acclaimed bestselling series of interviews with stock market experts§A candid assessment of each trader's successes and failures, in their own words, the book shows readers what they can learn from each, and also outlines forty essential lessons--from finding a trading method that fits an investor's personality to learning to appreciate the value of diversification--that investment professionals everywhere can apply in their own careers.§Bringing together the wisdom of the true masters of the markets, Hedge Fund Market Wizards is a collection of timeless insights into what it takes to trade in the hedge fund world.
Planet Earth II Penguin Books
10 years on from the first, groundbreaking, Planet Earth, we use the most incredible advances in technology and scientific discovery to bring you the most exciting and immersive picture of our world's wildlife yet.With over 250 breathtaking photographs and stills from the BBC Natural History Unit's spectacular footage, this is an extraordinary new look at the complex life of some of the most amazing places on Planet Earth.Each chapter reveals an environment ? some never-before-seen, some astonishingly familiar ? defined by a unique set of rules required for survival. From the most desolate desert to the depths of the jungle, from blistering heat and freezing cold to perpetual darkness and deadly UV, discover how a whole host of creatures have adapted to life in the most extreme conditions. And how they compete with one another to become the largest, the fastest, the most poisonous, or most devious - all in a bid to survive.Planet Earth II includes the first in-depth look at the urban environment, and the surprising range of behaviours occurring right under our noses, as well as some previously untouched island worlds. Filmed with remarkable 5k and infra-red technology, these are the challenges, the confrontations, and the triumphs of some of the most extraordinary creatures in the natural world, told from their perspective.This is our planet, as you have never seen it before.
We Own This Game Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
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Although its participants are still in grade school, Pop Warner football is serious business in Miami, where local teams routinely advance to the national championships. Games draw thousands of fans; recruiters vie for nascent talent; drug dealers and rap stars bankroll teams; and the stakes are so high that games sometimes end in gunshots. In America's poorest city, troubled parents dream of NFL stardom for children who long only for a week in Disney World at the Pop Warner Super Bowl. In 2001, journalist Robert Andrew Powell spent a year following two young teams through rollercoaster seasons. The Liberty City Warriors, former national champs, will suffer the team's first-ever losing season. The inner-city kids of the Palmetto Raiders, undefeated for two straight years, are rewarded for good play with limo rides and steak dinners. But their flamboyant coach (the "Darth Vader of youth football") will be humbled by defeat in a down-to-the-wire playoff game. TITLE OF BOOK is an inside-the-huddle look into a world of innocence and corruption, where every kickoff bares political, social, and racial implications. By an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The Best American Sports Writing, it is an unforgettable drama that shows us just what it is to win and to lose in America. INTRODUCTION A portrait of Miami, a city whose government, even after race riots which crippled the black community in the 80s, serves the interest mostly of the Cuban-American constituency and has been rocked by various political scandals (bribery, fiscal mismanagement, etc.). The author tells how he witnessed inner-city blacks find hope and identity during a high school football semifinal that was attended by tens of thousands. He takes a newspaper assignment covering Pop Warner football games and sees much he admires ("a depressed community proud that its boys could do something better than anyone else") but also "the corruption of sport at its infancy" (recruiting, fans assaulting the coach after the team's only loss, parents living through their kids, gambling, etc.). He quits his job to cover a season of Pop Warner, from the first day to the last game, attending every single season and game of the 95-pound Gwen Cherry Bulls, whose coach is dubbed the 'Darth Vadar of Pop Warner'. Prologue Registration day. Coach Brian Johnson of the Liberty City Warriors is introduced as he prints out ridiculously complicated game strategies for his team, based on the Georgia Southern Eagles game plans. It is his first year as head coach and he is determined to prove himself. "I wouldn't be a man if I didn't aspire to run my own team." We're introduced to the "Darth Vadar of Pop Warner" Raul Campos, the ostentatious coach of the 110-pound Palmetto Raiders, who is editing a video hyping his team as the greatest of all time, winners of back-to-back national champions at Disney World Sport Center, undefeated in the last 2 seasons. We're introduced to Diamond Pless, a young kid whose uncle was confined to a wheelchair after a shooting with a rival drug dealer, and who is now helping his uncle live his dream of NFL superstardom vicariously We're introduced to Mark Peterson, the head of the league who tries without much success to discourage the recruitment of black inner city players to suburban ballparks, and is still torn over last year's national championship, where a Suniland team made up mostly of recruits won 56-6. The coach lost his job because he ran up the store, but is suing to be reinstated. CHAPTER ONE: First Practice The first practice, plus a history of Pop Warner football, the largest youth football league in America, started in 1929 in Philly to prevent youth crime and eventually to over 6,000 teams nationally competing to play in the national champion at Disney World. CHAPTER TWO: Liberty City A tour of Liberty City--past the wealthy enclaves of Miami and the poverty of Little Havana is a black neighborhood torn by race riots in the 80s and gang-related assassinations in the 90s. The neighborhood grew out of a black ghetto called Nigger Town which eventually became a progressive experimental black-only community named Knight Manor until a highway ran through it and tore the neighborhood apart. This is wear porno rapper Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew comes from, who helped found the Liberty City program. Since then, the Warriors have won city championships in 7 of 8 weight divisions and have spawned other all-black parks. CHAPTER THREE: CAMPOS Inside the home of the Cuban exile turned real estate wizard Coach Campos, who is hated and called a "cracker" and takes his players to games in chartered motor coaches and used to take them in Hummer limos. After being banned from another Pop Warner team, Campos took over the Palmetto team comprised mostly of white suburban kids and replaced them with mostly black players recruited from West Perrine via varsity letter jackets, steak dinnnnnnners, etc. CHAPTER FOUR: DIAMOND Diamond's mom tries to petition for him to get a larger role on the team, but Diamond doesn't show much promise. Diamond's uncle Durell describes his gun injury. CHAPTER FIVE: SUNILAND We're introduced to Phillip, whose father is dead from AIDS and whose HIV+ mother's behavior is erratic because of drugs. He is often left to his own devices. He sees football as his way out. We're introduced to the Suniland Devils, a suburban team comprised of recruited back players whose coach Gator Rebhan was banned after he ran up the score in a championship game. Rebhan thinks the League is jealous because he took a white ballpark and made it successful. CHAPTER SIX: GOULDS The history of the Railroad Shop, a black settlement that developed nearly a century ago, was condemned by the city, but eventually turned black again. Now Goulds is black and poor. In their first game, Liberty City loses to Goulds, with Coach Johnson's playbook proving way too complex for the pee wees. CHAPTER SEVEN: SEPTEMBER 11 Warriors lose their second game. News of 9/11 comes, but Florida is very removed from the goings-on in NYC and Washington. The coaches convene at the field despite cancelled games and try to make sense of things. CHAPTER EIGHT: McADOO We're introduced to shadowy figure named McAdoo, who "takes care" of high school and college players in vague ways. He's a street agent, of which every major college sports program has at least one. They operate under the radar, even going so far as to buy cars for young players even though he has no traceable source of income besides selling watermelons and gambling. He points out all of the players he "raised"-- rappers, NFL players, etc. McAdoo's cash flow is "supplemented by his relationships with some of Liberty City's more prominent entrepreneurs," including drug dealers and gang members. McAdoo has switched his focus from encouraging kids to go into football to encouraging them to read. CHAPTER NINE: LIBERTY CITY AT PALMETTO Liberty City is now 1-4 and their chances at the championship are slipping. A player is hit hard and has to go to the hospital in an ambulance. Coach Johnson is questioning why he even bothers. CHAPTER ELEVEN: PLEX The story of drug-related gang violence in Liberty City. Gang members bet up to $10,000 and intimidated coaches and player. Diamond's father-in-law "Plex" was arrested for a murder associated with protecting the distribution channels of a crack laboratory. He is serving 5 life sentences. CHAPTER ELEVEN: ELECTION The Elian Gonzalez debacle, and how it further turned the black community against the Cubans. The Warriors win a game. CHAPTER THIRTEEN: THE GAME A story about a legendary street game decades ago between a group of white kids and black kids. The black kids
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