Sparring Partners

Sparring Partners
Author: John Grisham
Publsiher: Doubleday
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-05-31
ISBN 10: 0385549334
ISBN 13: 9780385549332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sparring Partners Book Review:

#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham is the acknowledged master of the legal thriller. In his first collection of novellas, law is a common thread, but America’s favorite storyteller has several surprises in store. “Homecoming” takes us back to Ford County, the fictional setting of many of John Grisham’s unforgettable stories. Jake Brigance is back, but he’s not in the courtroom. He’s called upon to help an old friend, Mack Stafford, a former lawyer in Clanton, who three years earlier became a local legend when he stole money from his clients, divorced his wife, filed for bankruptcy, and left his family in the middle of the night, never to be heard from again—until now. Now Mack is back, and he’s leaning on his old pals, Jake and Harry Rex, to help him return. His homecoming does not go as planned. In “Strawberry Moon,” we meet Cody Wallace, a young death row inmate only three hours away from execution. His lawyers can’t save him, the courts slam the door, and the governor says no to a last-minute request for clemency. As the clock winds down, Cody has one final request. The “Sparring Partners” are the Malloy brothers, Kirk and Rusty, two successful young lawyers who inherited a once prosperous firm when its founder, their father, was sent to prison. Kirk and Rusty loathe each other, and speak to each other only when necessary. As the firm disintegrates, the resulting fiasco falls into the lap of Diantha Bradshaw, the only person the partners trust. Can she save the Malloys, or does she take a stand for the first time in her career and try to save herself? By turns suspenseful, hilarious, powerful, and moving, these are three of the greatest stories John Grisham has ever told.

Sparring Partners

Sparring Partners
Author: Leigh Morgan
Publsiher: Leigh Morgan
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-09-06
ISBN 10: 1452350108
ISBN 13: 9781452350103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sparring Partners Book Review:

What if everything you always thought you wanted could be yours simply by saying "I do"?Billionaire Jordon Bennett needs to find a wife, now, to secure his position as CEO of B.H. Holdings.Reed Mohr could use a miracle to help pay for her alternative elder care facility, Potters Woods.Inside and out of the dojo, can these two survive sparring with each other? Find out in SPARRING PARTNERS.

The Telephone Booth Indian

The Telephone Booth Indian
Author: A.J. Liebling
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-12-10
ISBN 10: 0307480666
ISBN 13: 9780307480668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Telephone Booth Indian Book Review:

A classic work on Broadway sharpers, grifters, and con men by the late, great New Yorker journalist A. J. Liebling. Often referred to as “Liebling lowlife pieces,” the essays in The Telephone Booth Indian boisterously celebrate raffishness. A. J. Liebling appreciated a good scam and knew how to cultivate the scammers. Telephone Booth Indians (entrepreneurs so impecunious that they conduct business from telephone booths in the lobbies of New York City office buildings) and a host of other petty nomads of Broadway—with names like Marty the Clutch and Count de Pennies—are the protagonists in this incomparable Liebling work. In The Telephone Booth Indian, Liebling proves just why he was the go-to man on New York lowlife and con culture; this is the master at the top of his form, uncovering scam after scam and writing about them with the wit and charisma that established him as one of the greatest journalists of his generation and one of New York’s finest cultural chroniclers.

Puzzles to Unravel the Universe

Puzzles to Unravel the Universe
Author: Cumrun Vafa
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2020-06-08
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798642693636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Puzzles to Unravel the Universe Book Review:

Beneath all of the complex and formidable mathematical structures that formulate physical laws rest simple but deep nuggets of truth. It is these simple truths, and not the complicated technical details, that scientists strive for when uncovering the laws of nature. Fortunately, these core ideas can often be illustrated with simple mathematical puzzles. These puzzles are so simplified that one can tackle them and appreciate their meaning without using any complicated math. This book aims to take the reader on a journey to unravel the laws of the universe through fun puzzles. This book includes over a hundred puzzles and their solutions, along with discussion about how they relate to deep ideas in physics and math. Examples are drawn from classical physics, such as Newton's laws and Einstein's theory of relativity, as well as from modern physics, including black holes and string theory. This book is designed for the general public, and it does not require extensive background in mathematics or physics--just a sense of curiosity! About the Author: Cumrun Vafa is the Hollis Professor of Mathematicks and Natural Philosophy in the Physics Department at Harvard University, where he has been teaching and researching theoretical physics since 1985. Professor Vafa is world-renowned for his groundbreaking work in string theory. He is one of the founders of the duality revolution in string theory, which has reshaped our understanding of the fundamental laws of the universe. Professor Vafa has received numerous prizes and recognitions for his work on theoretical physics, including the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics and the 2008 Dirac Medal from the ICTP. For more information about the author see his website: .

Masculinities Gender Relations and Sport

Masculinities  Gender Relations  and Sport
Author: Jim McKay,Michael A. Messner,Michael A.. Messner,Donald Sabo
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2000-05-26
ISBN 10: 9780761912729
ISBN 13: 076191272X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masculinities Gender Relations and Sport Book Review:

Exploring the more sophisticated and nuanced perspective in the era of sports dominance in America, athletics have become both a metaphor and reality of American masculinity. Edited by three of the leading scholars at the intersection of masculinity and sports studies, this volume offers a fascinating articulation on the state of athletics in modern society. Each part of this volume examines a significant arena and tackles some of the most deeply rooted issues within the field of sports. From the mechanisms by which masculinity is interwoven into sports, to the violence encoded within the field, this book provides an insiders look at the state of gender relations being contested and transformed.

Ford County

Ford County
Author: John Grisham
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0440296447
ISBN 13: 9780440296447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ford County Book Review:

John Grisham returns with this seven short stories, all set in Ford Count, Mississipi, which is the location of his first novel, 'A Time to Kill'.


Author: Friedrich Unterharnscheidt,Julia Taylor Unterharnscheidt
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 900
Release: 2003-04-22
ISBN 10: 9780080528250
ISBN 13: 0080528252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boxing Book Review:

This book neither argues for or against the continuation of boxing, but lays out the literature and the body of scientific knowledge that are necessary to provide a meaningful background for the ensuing debate. It provides a comprehensive resource for those who are involved in regulating boxing and those who participate directly, as well as for the medical and scientific communities. Includes carefully quoted case histories and research as well as an extensive body of medical literature on boxing injuries to demonstrate that brain damage is a natural consequence of boxing. * Presents in-depth analysis of the phenomenon of "punch drunkness" * Includes detailed case histories of the clinical and pathomorphological findings uncovered by current medical research * Extensively reviews medical literature

Fighting As Real As It Gets

Fighting As Real As It Gets
Author: Michael Staack
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-07-25
ISBN 10: 3476049914
ISBN 13: 9783476049919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fighting As Real As It Gets Book Review:

Michael Staack’s multi-year ethnography is the first and only comprehensive social-scientific analysis of the combat sport ‘Mixed Martial Arts’. Based on systematic training observations, the author meticulously analyses how Mixed Martial Arts practitioners conjointly create and immerse themselves into their own world of ultimate bodily combat. With his examination of concentrative technique demonstrations, cooperative technique train-ings, and chaotic sparring practices, Staack not only provides a sociological illumination of Mixed Martial Arts culture’s defining theme – the quest of ‘Fighting As Real As It Gets’. Rather further-more, he provides a compelling cultural-sociological case study on practical social constructions of ‘authenticity’.

Fighting Sports Gender and the Commodification of Violence

Fighting Sports  Gender  and the Commodification of Violence
Author: Victoria E. Collins
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2021-04-15
ISBN 10: 1793600643
ISBN 13: 9781793600646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fighting Sports Gender and the Commodification of Violence Book Review:

This book offers a glimpse into the cultural terrain of women's boxing as it manifests in everyday gyms for novice boxers. Taking an ethnographic approach, Collins examines broader understandings of gender, violence, self-defense, commodification, and health and fitness from the point of view of women who engage the sport.

Risk Failure Play

Risk  Failure  Play
Author: Janet O'Shea
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN 10: 0190871555
ISBN 13: 9780190871550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Failure Play Book Review:

Risk, Failure, Play illuminates the many ways in which competitive martial arts differentiate themselves from violence. Presented from the perspective of a dancer and writer, this book takes readers through the politics of everyday life as experienced through training in a range of martial arts practices such as jeet kune do, Brazilian jiu jitsu, kickboxing, Filipino martial arts, and empowerment self-defense. Author Janet OâShea shows how play gives us the ability to manage difficult realities with intelligence and demonstrates that physical play, with its immediacy and heightened risk, is particularly effective at accomplishing this task. Risk, Failure, Play also demonstrates the many ways in which physical recreation allows us to manage the complexities of our current social reality. Risk, Failure, Play intertwines personal experience with phenomenology, social psychology, dance studies, performance studies, as well as theories of play and competition in order to produce insights on pleasure, mastery, vulnerability, pain, agency, individual identity, and society. Ultimately, this book suggests that play allows us to rehearse other ways to live than the ones we see before us and challenges us to reimagine our social reality.

Fighting Talk

Fighting Talk
Author: Bob Jones
Publsiher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2013-08-16
ISBN 10: 1775534391
ISBN 13: 9781775534396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fighting Talk Book Review:

From 'A Low Blow' to 'Went the Distance', a fascinating and lively examination of the regular use of terms from the boxing ring in our everyday language. Have you ever stopped to notice how often your local newspaper or favourite magazine uses the terms 'On the Ropes', 'The Gloves Are Off' and 'Knockout Punch'? How often TV newsreaders will say that a politician has "Thrown His hat in the Ring', is a 'Big Hitter', is 'Taking it on the Chin', is 'Down for the Count' or has the 'Killer Instinct'? Knight of the realm, leading businessman, colourful and controversial commentator, and boxing aficionado Sir Robert - Bob -Jones certainly has. Over a period of years he made careful note of how often terms cropped up and then retraced their etymological origins in boxing history. The result is a lively, entertaining, and thought-provoking miscellany of boxing terms that are now part of our everyday English language. Some have strayed far from their original meanings, others are more frequently in use now than at any other time. Jones asks why that might be, and his answers are, well, a knockout.

Jersey Joe Walcott

Jersey Joe Walcott
Author: James Curl
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2012-04-04
ISBN 10: 078646822X
ISBN 13: 9780786468225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jersey Joe Walcott Book Review:

"This biography details Jersey Joe Walcott's youth, his dismal early career, and his legendary climb to become the heavyweight champion of the world at age 37, at the time making him the oldest man to ever win the coveted title. This work provides an intimate look at one of the grittiest, most determined boxers of the 20th century"--

Private Equity Minority Investments An Attractive Financing Alternative for Family Firms

Private Equity Minority Investments  An Attractive Financing Alternative for Family Firms
Author: Alexander M. Franke
Publsiher: Diplomica Verlag
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2015-08
ISBN 10: 3959346212
ISBN 13: 9783959346214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Private Equity Minority Investments An Attractive Financing Alternative for Family Firms Book Review:

Private equity minority investments have become an increasingly attractive financing alternative for family firms. However, admitting a private equity investor as a minority shareholder seems to contradict with the objective of the owner family to preserve their continuous and unlimited influence on the businesses since they must at least partially cede control over the firm to the private equity investor. Therefore, the purpose of this book is to identify the primary decision drivers for family firm entrepreneurs in seeking private equity financing despite the therein related partial loss of control. By giving special consideration to the potential cooperation mechanisms between the shareholders, this book goes beyond the scope of previous studies. Cooperation is thereby considered as a prerequisite for the success of minority investments because due to its minority position, the private equity investor is not able to implement its value creation strategy against the will of the family firm entrepreneur.

Sports in Chicago

Sports in Chicago
Author: Elliott J. Gorn
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0252075234
ISBN 13: 9780252075230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sports in Chicago Book Review:

A wide-ranging history of Chicago sports

Assembly Bills Original and Amended

Assembly Bills  Original and Amended
Author: California. Legislature. Assembly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1970
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCBK:C109594853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assembly Bills Original and Amended Book Review:

Glass City

Glass City
Author: Paul Beston
Publsiher: Creators Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-11-17
ISBN 10: 1949673448
ISBN 13: 9781949673449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glass City Book Review:

Twenty-four-year-old newspaperman Ray Sargent is a hardened cynic in the ways of the world: he’s lost his parents and brothers, served in the Marines in France, survived the deadly flu pandemic of 1918, and written up everything from labor strikes to gambling dens. And he has a way with women—or so he supposes. But he’s never met a woman like Marian Newhouse, the beautiful, brilliant reporter with a mysterious past who shows up in Toledo, Ohio, just as the Midwest’s “glass city” is getting ready to host the biggest sports event in the world—a heavyweight championship fight between Jack Dempsey and Jess Willard. It’s a time when everything seems up for grabs in the United States, when a midsize manufacturing city becomes the locus of national attention, and when a man who thought he had life figured out finds himself surprised by the oldest surprise of all. As a suffocating heat wave descends and Toledo’s streets fill with out-of-town visitors, Ray befriends both boxers. On July 4, with the sun beating down on thousands in an open-air arena, a bell rings to settle the issue between Dempsey and Willard—but can Ray win Marian’s heart before she marries a man she barely knows?


Author: John Grisham
Publsiher: Doubleday
Total Pages: 58
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN 10: 0385541929
ISBN 13: 9780385541923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Partners Book Review:

AN ORIGINAL E-SHORT • This standalone prequel to the #1 bestseller Rogue Lawyer tells the story of how Sebastian Rudd finally found someone he could trust to be his driver, bodyguard, law clerk, and partner. Sebastian Rudd, rogue lawyer, defends people other lawyers won't go near. It's controversial and dangerous work, which is why Sebastian needs his bodyguard/assistant/sidekick: Partner. So if Sebastian is just about the most unpopular lawyer in town, why is Partner so loyal to him? How did they meet? And what's the real story of this man of few words who's as good with a gun as he is with the law? The surprising answers are all in PARTNERS, John Grisham's first exclusively digital short story.


Author: Jack Cavanaugh
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2009-04-02
ISBN 10: 0307492168
ISBN 13: 9780307492166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tunney Book Review:

Among the legendary athletes of the 1920s, the unquestioned halcyon days of sports, stands Gene Tunney, the boxer who upset Jack Dempsey in spectacular fashion, notched a 77—1 record as a prizefighter, and later avenged his sole setback (to a fearless and highly unorthodox fighter named Harry Greb). Yet within a few years of retiring from the ring, Tunney willingly receded into the background, renouncing the image of jock celebrity that became the stock in trade of so many of his contemporaries. To this day, Gene Tunney’s name is most often recognized only in conjunction with his epic “long count” second bout with Dempsey. In Tunney, the veteran journalist and author Jack Cavanaugh gives an account of the incomparable sporting milieu of the Roaring Twenties, centered around Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey, the gladiators whose two titanic clashes transfixed a nation. Cavanaugh traces Tunney’s life and career, taking us from the mean streets of Tunney’s native Greenwich Village to the Greenwich, Connecticut, home of his only love, the heiress Polly Lauder; from Parris Island to Yale University; from Tunney learning fisticuffs as a skinny kid at the knee of his longshoreman father to his reign atop boxing’s glamorous heavyweight division. Gene Tunney defied easy categorization, as a fighter and as a person. He was a sex symbol, a master of defensive boxing strategy, and the possessor of a powerful, and occasionally showy, intellect–qualities that prompted the great sportswriters of the golden age of sports to portray Tunney as “aloof.” This intelligence would later serve him well in the corporate world, as CEO of several major companies and as a patron of the arts. And while the public craved reports of bad blood between Tunney and Dempsey, the pair were, in reality, respectful ring adversaries who in retirement grew to share a sincere lifelong friendship–with Dempsey even stumping for Tunney’s son, John, during the younger Tunney’s successful run for Congress. Tunney offers a unique perspective on sports, celebrity, and popular culture in the 1920s. But more than an exciting and insightful real-life tale, replete with heads of state, irrepressible showmen, mobsters, Hollywood luminaries, and the cream of New York society, Tunney is an irresistible story of an American underdog who forever changed the way fans look at their heroes.

The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner

The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner
Author: Ring Lardner
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN 10: 0803299400
ISBN 13: 9780803299405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner Book Review:

Ring Lardner's influence on American letters is arguably greater than that of any other American writer in the early part of the twentieth century. Lauded by critics and the public for his groundbreaking short stories, Lardner was also the country's best-known journalist in the 1920s and early 1930s, when his voice was all but inescapable in American newspapers and magazines. Lardner's trenchant, observant, sly, and cynical writing style, along with a deep understanding of human foibles, made his articles wonderfully readable and his words resonate to this day. Ron Rapoport has gathered the best of Lardner's journalism from his earliest days at the South Bend Times through his years at the Chicago Tribune and his weekly column for the Bell Syndicate, which appeared in 150 newspapers and reached eight million readers. In these columns Lardner not only covered the great sporting events of the era--from Jack Dempsey's fights to the World Series and even an America's Cup--he also wrote about politics, war, and Prohibition, as well as parodies, poems, and penetrating observations on American life. The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner reintroduces this journalistic giant and his work and shows Lardner to be the rarest of writers: a spot-on chronicler of his time and place who remains contemporary to subsequent generations.

The Normal Bar

The Normal Bar
Author: Chrisanna Northrup,Pepper Schwartz,James Witte
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0307951642
ISBN 13: 9780307951649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Normal Bar Book Review:

Draws on an extensive survey of more than 100,000 people to identify norms in positive relationships while providing strategies for improvement, sharing insights into a range of areas from communication and sex to affection and financial cooperation. 75,000 first printing.