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The History of Football in 90 Minutes - (Plus Extra-Time) (Hardcover): Ben Jones, Gareth Thomas The History of Football in 90 Minutes - (Plus Extra-Time) (Hardcover)
Ben Jones, Gareth Thomas
R456 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R121 (27%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

A lot can happen in 90 minutes. From football's codification in 1863 to the modern era - goals, red cards and even substitutions have led to some of the strongest and most remarkable sporting legacies. The game has grown into the world's largest and most supported sport, with all aspects of modern life being drawn into its continually expanding empire. This book journeys through football's incredible history to examine some of the game's most fascinating minutes of play which, to this day, provoke lasting memories. These key moments show how there is often far more to a minute of football than just 60 seconds. The impact can last for years, decades or centuries. By looking at the history of goals, finals and even corners we get a clear picture of how football became the game we know and love today. From the first goal in an FA Cup Final to Diego Maradona's 'hand of God', The History of Football in Ninety Minutes (Plus Extra Time) gives fuel to the notion that every minute in football counts.

Tennis - A History from American Amateurs to Global Professionals (Paperback): Greg Ruth Tennis - A History from American Amateurs to Global Professionals (Paperback)
Greg Ruth
R483 Discovery Miles 4 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Analyzing how tennis turned pro The arrival of the Open era in 1968 was a watershed in the history of tennis--the year that marked its advent as a professionalized sport. Merging wide-angle history with individual stories of players and off-the-court figures, Greg Ruth charts tennis's evolution into the game we watch today. His vivid account moves from the cloistered world of nineteenth-century lawn tennis through the longtime amateur-professional divide and the battles over commercialization that raged from the 1920s until 1968. From there, Ruth details the post-1968 expansion of the game as it was transformed by bankable superstars, a popular women's tour, rival governing bodies, and sponsorship money. What emerges is a fascinating history of the economics and politics that made tennis a decisive, if unlikely, force in the creation of modern-day sports entertainment. Comprehensive and engaging, Tennis tells the interlocking stories of the figures and factors that birthed the professional game.

Any Given Sunday - The NFL's Epic 100-Year History in 20 Games (Hardcover): Matthew Sherry Any Given Sunday - The NFL's Epic 100-Year History in 20 Games (Hardcover)
Matthew Sherry
R670 R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Save R124 (19%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

17th September 2020 will mark the centenary of the National Football League. It will reach that landmark as a behemoth, an all-encompassing conglomerate that is the most lucrative sports league in the world - and also the dominant pop culture entity in the United States. The NFL is also making considerable gains worldwide. The International Series has been heading to London since 2007 with incredible sell-outs at the four games in 2019 at Wembley and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadiums. This may lead some to believe the league has always been a roaring success story. History contradicts that reputation, for the NFL of today is a by-product of the humblest beginnings. It is a rocky road filled with genius detours and wrong turns; with heroes and villains; and, most importantly, with thousands of games. Any Given Sunday will detail some of the biggest of those, beginning with the first contest ever played in 1920 and working through to multiple key fixtures from last season. Each chapter will be complemented by countless interviews with some of the game's true legends, from Hall of Fame players and coaches to owners and executives; first-hand accounts from games, including multiple Super Bowls; and, finally, full access to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and NFL Films' extensive archives, including pieces not available to the public. Any Given Sunday takes readers from the boardrooms to the field, into the locker-room and inside the journeys of legends, providing a full snapshot of the NFL's epic first century.

The Ice Bowl - The Cold Truth About Football's Most Unforgettable Game (Paperback, Updated Edition): Ed Gruver The Ice Bowl - The Cold Truth About Football's Most Unforgettable Game (Paperback, Updated Edition)
Ed Gruver
R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The day of the Ice Bowl game was so cold, the referees' whistles wouldn't work; so cold, the reporters' coffee froze in the press booth; so cold, fans built small fires in the concrete and metal stands; so cold, TV cables froze and photographers didn't dare touch the metal of their equipment; so cold, the game was as much about survival as it was about skill and strategy. On New Year's Eve, 1967, the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers met for a classic NFL championship game, played on a frozen field in sub-zero weather. The "Ice Bowl" challenged every skill of these two great teams. Here's the whole story, based on dozens of interviews with people who were there-on the field and off-told by author Ed Gruver with passion, suspense, wit, and accuracy.

Sport in Manchester (Paperback): Craig Horner Sport in Manchester (Paperback)
Craig Horner
R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This fascinating volume takes a look at aspects of Manchester's history in the centuries before its industrial heyday, a much overlooked yet crucial period in its development.

Anarchism Volume One - A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas, Volume One - From Anarchy to Anarchism (Paperback, Volume... Anarchism Volume One - A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas, Volume One - From Anarchy to Anarchism (Paperback, Volume One: From Anarchy to Anarchism (300ce to 1939) ed.)
Robert Graham
R716 R625 Discovery Miles 6 250 Save R91 (13%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Volume One of "Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas," is a comprehensive and far ranging collection of anarchist writings from the feudal era (300) to 1939. Edited and introduced by noted anarchist scholar Robert Graham, the collection will include the definitive texts from the anarchist tradition of political thought, beginning with some of the earliest writings from China and Europe against feudal servitude and authority.

The collection will then go on to document the best of the anti-authoritarian writings from the English and French Revolutions and the early development of libertarian socialist ideas, including such writers as Gerrard Winstanley, William Godwin, Charles Fourier, Max Stirner, as well as the early anarchist writings of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Michael Bakunin, Peter Kropotkin, Errico Malatesta, Elisee Reclus, Leo Tolstoy, and Emma Goldman.

This incomparable volume deals both with the positive ideas and proposals the anarchists tried to put into practice, and with the anarchist critiques of the authoritarian theories and practices confronting them during these years with their revolutionary upheavals.

Robert Graham has written extensively on the history of anarchist ideas. He is the author of "The Role of Contract in Anarchist Ideology," in the Routledge publication, "For Anarchism," edited by David Goodway, and he wrote the introduction to the 1989 Pluto Press edition of Proudhon's "General Idea of the Revolution in the 19th Century," originally published in 1851. He has been doing research and writing on the historical development of anarchist ideas for over 20 years and is a well respected commentator in the field.

Includes original portraits of the anarchists drawn by Maurice Spira specifically for this book Spira's imagery is rooted to the political, his subject matter global. Works such as "Battle of Seattle," "Gulf," and "Refugees" are the visual equivalent of newspaper headlines.

The Lost Black Scholar - Resurrecting Allison Davis in American Social Thought (Paperback): David A Varel The Lost Black Scholar - Resurrecting Allison Davis in American Social Thought (Paperback)
David A Varel
R673 Discovery Miles 6 730 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Allison Davis (1902-83), a preeminent black scholar and social science pioneer, is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking investigations into inequality, Jim Crow America, and the cultural biases of intelligence testing. Davis, one of America's first black anthropologists and the first tenured African American professor at a predominantly white university, produced work that had tangible and lasting effects on public policy, including contributions to Brown v. Board of Education, the federal Head Start program, and school testing practices. Yet Davis remains largely absent from the historical record. For someone who generated such an extensive body of work this marginalization is particularly surprising. But it is also revelatory. In The Lost Black Scholar, David A. Varel tells Davis's compelling story, showing how a combination of institutional racism, disciplinary eclecticism, and iconoclastic thinking effectively sidelined him as an intellectual. A close look at Davis's career sheds light not only on the racial politics of the academy but also the costs of being an innovator outside of the mainstream. Equally important, Varel argues that Davis exemplifies how black scholars led the way in advancing American social thought. Even though he was rarely acknowledged for it, Davis refuted scientific racism and laid bare the environmental roots of human difference more deftly than most of his white peers, by pushing social science in bold new directions. Varel shows how Davis effectively helped to lay the groundwork for the civil rights movement.

The World's Most Prestigious Prize - The Inside Story of the Nobel Peace Prize (Hardcover): Geir Lundestad The World's Most Prestigious Prize - The Inside Story of the Nobel Peace Prize (Hardcover)
Geir Lundestad
R499 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R86 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The World's Most Prestigious Prize: The Inside Story of the Nobel Peace Prize is a fascinating, insider account of the Nobel peace prize. Drawing on unprecedented access to the Norwegian Nobel Institute's vast archive, it offers a gripping account of the founding of the prize, as well as its highs and lows, triumphs and disasters, over the last one-hundred-and-twenty years. But more than that, the book also draws on the author's unique insight during his twenty-five years as Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute and Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. It reveals the real story of all the laureates of that period - some of them among the most controversial in the history of the prize (Gorbachev, Arafat, Peres and Rabin, Mandela and De Klerk, Obama, and Liu Xiaobo) - and exactly why they came to receive the prize. Despite all that has been written about the Nobel Peace Prize, this is the first-ever account written by a prominent insider in the Nobel system.

The Great Depression (Paperback): Lionel Robbins The Great Depression (Paperback)
Lionel Robbins
R1,072 Discovery Miles 10 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book examines the nature and the causes of the 1929 depression, tracing its background and the broad conditions from which the depression emerged. As an infl uence on economic activity, Robbins sees World War I, and the political changes that followed it, as a series of shifts in the fundamental conditions of demand and supply, to which economic activity had to adapt. Th e needs of the war had called a huge apparatus of mechanical equipment into being, which the resumption of peace rendered in large part superfl uous. The war also disrupted world markets, and its settlement created conditions that aggravated this disruption. Th us, the struggle that was to end nationalist friction in fact gave nationalism new scope.

The depression of 1929 and beyond dwarfed all preceding economic disruptions, both in magnitude and in intensity. In 1929 the index of security prices in the United States was in the neighborhood of 200-210; in 1932 it had fallen to 30-40. Commodity prices in general fell by 30 to 40 percent, and in some commodity markets the drop was even more catastrophic. Production in the chief manufacturing countries of the world from 30 to 50 percent, and the value of world trade in 1932 was a third of what it was three years before. Worldwide, something like 30 million people were unemployed.

There have been many economic downturns in modern economic history, but never anything to compare with the years of the Great Depression. Few books have conveyed that period with greater clarity and precision than this masterpiece by Lionel Robbins. Murray Weidenbaum's masterful new introduction adds to its contemporary value.

The Broken MIrror - Treasured Memories of Fuquay-Varina and Willow Springs, North Carolina (Paperback): O Bryant Tyndall The Broken MIrror - Treasured Memories of Fuquay-Varina and Willow Springs, North Carolina (Paperback)
O Bryant Tyndall
R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
History of Multicultural Education Volume 6 - Teachers and Teacher Education (Hardcover): Carl A. Grant, Thandeka K. Chapman History of Multicultural Education Volume 6 - Teachers and Teacher Education (Hardcover)
Carl A. Grant, Thandeka K. Chapman
R3,845 Discovery Miles 38 450 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This benchmark 6-volume set documents, analyzes, and critiques a comprehensive body of research on the history of multicultural education in the U.S. By collecting and providing a framework for key publications spanning the past 30-40 years, these volumes provide a means of understanding and visualizing the development, implementation, and interpretation of multicultural education in American society. These volumes do not promote any one scholar's or group's vision of multicultural education, but include conflicting ideals that inform multiple interpretations. Each volume contains archival documents organized around a specific theme: Volume 1 Conceptual Frameworks and Curricular Content Volume II Foundations and Stratifications Volume III Instruction and Assessment Volume VI Policy and Governance Volume V Students and Student Learning Volume VI Teachers and Teacher Education The historical time line within each volume illustrates the progression of research and theory on each theme and encourages readers to reflect on the changes in language and thinking concerning educational scholarship in that area. Readers will also see how language, pedagogical issues, and policy reforms have been constructed, assimilated, and mutated over the highlighted period of time. Exploring the tenets of the field and examining the individuals whose work has contributed significantly to equity and social justice for all citizens, this landmark set illuminates the historical importance, current relevance, and future implications of multicultural education.

History of Multicultural Education Volume 1 - Conceptual Frameworks and Curricular Issues (Hardcover): Carl A. Grant, Thandeka... History of Multicultural Education Volume 1 - Conceptual Frameworks and Curricular Issues (Hardcover)
Carl A. Grant, Thandeka K. Chapman
R3,847 Discovery Miles 38 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This benchmark 6-volume set documents, analyzes, and critiques a comprehensive body of research on the history of multicultural education in the U.S. By collecting and providing a framework for key publications spanning the past 30-40 years, these volumes provide a means of understanding and visualizing the development, implementation, and interpretation of multicultural education in American society. These volumes do not promote any one scholar's or group's vision of multicultural education, but include conflicting ideals that inform multiple interpretations. Each volume contains archival documents organized around a specific theme: Volume 1 Conceptual Frameworks and Curricular Content Volume II Foundations and Stratifications Volume III Instruction and Assessment Volume VI Policy and Governance Volume V Students and Student Learning Volume VI Teachers and Teacher Education The historical time line within each volume illustrates the progression of research and theory on each theme and encourages readers to reflect on the changes in language and thinking concerning educational scholarship in that area. Readers will also see how language, pedagogical issues, and policy reforms have been constructed, assimilated, and mutated over the highlighted period of time. Exploring the tenets of the field and examining the individuals whose work has contributed significantly to equity and social justice for all citizens, this landmark set illuminates the historical importance, current relevance, and future implications of multicultural education.

The Reshaping of America's Game - Major League Baseball after the Players' Strike (Hardcover): Bryan Soderholm-Difatte The Reshaping of America's Game - Major League Baseball after the Players' Strike (Hardcover)
Bryan Soderholm-Difatte
R960 R866 Discovery Miles 8 660 Save R94 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The past 25 years have been the most dynamic in the history of Major League Baseball, from the league's recovery after the players' strike to the growth of analytics and the rise of new World Series contenders. In The Reshaping of America's Game: Major League Baseball after the Players' Strike, Bryan Soderholm-Difatte reflects on the factors and challenges that have changed major league baseball since the 1994-1995 players' strike. He examines the consolidation of power in the Commissioner's Office, the influx of Latin and Asian players, the boom in new stadiums, the influence of analytics in reshaping how rosters are constructed, the relationship between managers and the front office, and the rise of the power-game between pitchers and batters that has led to unprecedented strikeout and home run totals. While Major League Baseball continues to develop and grow, the league has had to grapple with repeated steroids scandals, the struggle of small-market teams to remain competitive, and the "forever" unfinished business between players and owners over free agency and fair compensation. The Reshaping of America's Game provides a detailed and intriguing review of the many issues affecting the national pastime during the liveliest years in MLB history. The Reshaping of America's Game, together with Soderholm-Difatte's America's Game, Tumultuous Times in America's Game, and America's Game in the Wild-Card Era, form the author's complete, definitive history of Major League Baseball.

The Pros - The Forgotten Era Of Tennis (Paperback): Peter Underwood The Pros - The Forgotten Era Of Tennis (Paperback)
Peter Underwood
R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
History of Multicultural Education, 6 - Volume Set (Hardcover): Carl A. Grant, Thandeka K. Chapman History of Multicultural Education, 6 - Volume Set (Hardcover)
Carl A. Grant, Thandeka K. Chapman
R15,366 Discovery Miles 153 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This benchmark 6-volume set documents, analyzes, and critiques a comprehensive body of research on the history of multicultural education in the U.S. By collecting and providing a framework for key publications spanning the past thirty-forty years, these volumes provide a means of understanding and visualizing the development, implementation, and interpretation of multicultural education in American society. These volumes do not promote any one scholar's or group's vision of multicultural education, but include conflicting ideals that inform multiple interpretations.Each volume contains archival documents organized around a specific theme: Volume 1 - Conceptual Frameworks and Curricular Content; Volume2 - Foundations and Stratifications; Volume 3 - Instruction and Assessment; Volume 4 - Policy and Governance; Volume 5 - Students and Student Learning; and, Volume 6: Teachers and Teacher Education.The historical time line within each volume illustrates the progression of research and theory on each theme and encourages readers to reflect on the changes in language and thinking concerning educational scholarship in that area. Readers will also see how language, pedagogical issues, and policy reforms have been constructed, assimilated, and mutated over the highlighted period of time. Exploring the tenets of the field and examining the individuals whose work has contributed significantly to equity and social justice for all citizens, this landmark set illuminates the historical importance, current relevance, and future implications of multicultural education.

History of Multicultural Education Volume 2 - Foundations and Stratifications (Hardcover): Carl A. Grant, Thandeka K. Chapman History of Multicultural Education Volume 2 - Foundations and Stratifications (Hardcover)
Carl A. Grant, Thandeka K. Chapman
R3,845 Discovery Miles 38 450 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This benchmark 6-volume set documents, analyzes, and critiques a comprehensive body of research on the history of multicultural education in the U.S. By collecting and providing a framework for key publications spanning the past 30-40 years, these volumes provide a means of understanding and visualizing the development, implementation, and interpretation of multicultural education in American society. These volumes do not promote any one scholar's or group's vision of multicultural education, but include conflicting ideals that inform multiple interpretations. Each volume contains archival documents organized around a specific theme: Volume 1 Conceptual Frameworks and Curricular Content Volume II Foundations and Stratifications Volume III Instruction and Assessment Volume VI Policy and Governance Volume V Students and Student Learning Volume VI Teachers and Teacher Education The historical time line within each volume illustrates the progression of research and theory on each theme and encourages readers to reflect on the changes in language and thinking concerning educational scholarship in that area. Readers will also see how language, pedagogical issues, and policy reforms have been constructed, assimilated, and mutated over the highlighted period of time. Exploring the tenets of the field and examining the individuals whose work has contributed significantly to equity and social justice for all citizens, this landmark set illuminates the historical importance, current relevance, and future implications of multicultural education.

History of Multicultural Education Volume 4 - Policy and Policy Initiatives (Hardcover): Carl A. Grant, Thandeka K. Chapman History of Multicultural Education Volume 4 - Policy and Policy Initiatives (Hardcover)
Carl A. Grant, Thandeka K. Chapman
R3,832 Discovery Miles 38 320 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This benchmark 6-volume set documents, analyzes, and critiques a comprehensive body of research on the history of multicultural education in the U.S. By collecting and providing a framework for key publications spanning the past 30-40 years, these volumes provide a means of understanding and visualizing the development, implementation, and interpretation of multicultural education in American society. These volumes do not promote any one scholar's or group's vision of multicultural education, but include conflicting ideals that inform multiple interpretations. Each volume contains archival documents organized around a specific theme: Volume 1 Conceptual Frameworks and Curricular Content Volume II Foundations and Stratifications Volume III Instruction and Assessment Volume VI Policy and Governance Volume V Students and Student Learning Volume VI Teachers and Teacher Education The historical time line within each volume illustrates the progression of research and theory on each theme and encourages readers to reflect on the changes in language and thinking concerning educational scholarship in that area. Readers will also see how language, pedagogical issues, and policy reforms have been constructed, assimilated, and mutated over the highlighted period of time. Exploring the tenets of the field and examining the individuals whose work has contributed significantly to equity and social justice for all citizens, this landmark set illuminates the historical importance, current relevance, and future implications of multicultural education.

History of Psychology - A Cultural Perspective (Hardcover): Cherie O'Boyle History of Psychology - A Cultural Perspective (Hardcover)
Cherie O'Boyle
R3,114 Discovery Miles 31 140 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This classic edition includes a new foreword by former APA President Antonio E. Puente which primes the reader for a unique, bold and lively account of the history of psychology that remains relevant and useful to this day. This text surveys core areas in the history of psychology, covering the history of applied, developmental, clinical, cognitive and experimental psychology. O'Boyle writes in the "historical present," which gives readers a sense of immediacy and aliveness as they journey through history. Her account uses imaginative new features, including "The Times," which gives readers a feel for what everyday life was like during the age discussed in the chapter. Descriptions of ordinary life, as well as information about important issues influencing people's lives such as wars, social movements, famines, and plagues will pique student interest. "Stop and Think" questions, scattered throughout, enhance retention and encourage critical thinking. This book continues to provide a creative, distinct, and valuable contribution to the field, and is an essential read for undergraduate students undertaking courses in the history of psychology and history of science, history and systems of psychology, and introductory psychology.

The Ohio State University - An Illustrated History (Paperback): Raimund E Goerler The Ohio State University - An Illustrated History (Paperback)
Raimund E Goerler
R672 R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Save R107 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Early Modern Manchester (Paperback): Craig Horner Early Modern Manchester (Paperback)
Craig Horner
R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This fascinating volume takes a look at aspects of Manchester's history in the centuries before its industrial heyday, a much overlooked yet crucial in its development. The topics are parts of an historical jigsaw, building in to a picture of Early Modern Manchester and its social, religious, political and economic life.

Egypt's Football Revolution - Emotion, Masculinity, and Uneasy Politics (Hardcover): Carl Rommel Egypt's Football Revolution - Emotion, Masculinity, and Uneasy Politics (Hardcover)
Carl Rommel
R1,005 Discovery Miles 10 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Both a symbol of the Mubarak government's power and a component in its construction of national identity, football served as fertile ground for Egyptians to confront the regime's overthrow during the 2011 revolution. With the help of the state, appreciation for football in Egypt peaked in the late 2000s. Yet after Mubarak fell, fans questioned their previous support, calling for a reformed football for a new, postrevolutionary nation. In Egypt's Football Revolution, Carl Rommel examines the politics of football as a space for ordinary Egyptians and state forces to negotiate a masculine Egyptian chauvinism. Basing his discussion on several years of fieldwork with fans, players, journalists, and coaches, he investigates the increasing attention paid to football during the Mubarak era; its demise with the 2011 uprisings and 2012 Port Said massacre, which left seventy-two fans dead; and its recent rehabilitation. Cairo's highly organized and dedicated Ultras fans became a key revolutionary force through their antiregime activism, challenging earlier styles of fandom and making visible entrenched ties between sport and politics. As the appeal of football burst, alternative conceptions of masculinity, emotion, and politics came to the fore to demand or prevent revolution and reform.

The University of Michigan in China (Hardcover): David Ward, Eugene Chen The University of Michigan in China (Hardcover)
David Ward, Eugene Chen
R950 Discovery Miles 9 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
On a Wing and a Prayer - Spirituality for the reluctant, the curious and the seeker (Paperback): Kushal M Choksi On a Wing and a Prayer - Spirituality for the reluctant, the curious and the seeker (Paperback)
Kushal M Choksi
R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Fascism - A Warning (Hardcover, Edition): Madeleine Albright Fascism - A Warning (Hardcover, Edition)
Madeleine Albright 1
R447 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R106 (24%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The #1 NYT BESTSELLER A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today's world, written by one of America's most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state. "There is priceless wisdom on every page." Kirkus Starred review A Fascist, observes Madeleine Albright, 'is someone who claims to speak for a whole nation or group, is utterly unconcerned with the rights of others, and is willing to use violence and whatever other means are necessary to achieve the goals he or she might have.' The twentieth century was defined by the clash between democracy and Fascism, a struggle that created uncertainty about the survival of human freedom and left millions of innocent people dead. Given the horrors of that experience, one might expect the world to reject the spiritual successors to Hitler and Mussolini should they arise in our era. In Fascism: A Warning, Madeleine Albright, draws on her own experiences as a child in war-torn Europe and her distinguished career as a diplomat to question that very assumption. Fascism, as Albright shows, is not only endured through the course of the twentieth century, but now presents a more virulent threat to international peace and justice than at any time since the end of World War II. The momentum toward democracy that swept the world when the Berlin Wall fell has gone into reverse. The United States, which has historically championed the free world, is led by a president who exacerbates popular divisions and heaps scorn on democratic institutions. In many countries, economic, technological and cultural factors are weakening the political centre and empowering the extremes of right and left. Contemporary leaders such as Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un are employing many of the same tactics used by Fascists in the 1920s and 30s. Fascism: A Warning is a book for our times that is relevant to all times. Written with wisdom by someone who has not only studied history but helped to shape it, this call to arms teaches us the lessons we must understand and the questions we must answer if we are to save ourselves from repeating the tragic errors of the past.

This Great Symbol - Pierre de Coubertin and the Origins of the Modern Olympic Games (Hardcover): John J. MacAloon This Great Symbol - Pierre de Coubertin and the Origins of the Modern Olympic Games (Hardcover)
John J. MacAloon
R3,230 Discovery Miles 32 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This Great Symbol is the definitive study of the origins of the modern Olympic Games and of their founder, Pierre de Coubertin, whose ideological stamp the Olympics still bear. Behind this fascinating blend of biography and history lies an impressive framework of cultural, social, and psychological theories skilfully employed to interpret the creation and symbolism of the modern Olympic Games. Hailed as both a classic in sport history and as a paradigmatic study in the anthropology of the past, This Great Symbol helped launch the new collaboration between historians and cultural anthropologists that continues to mark the human sciences worldwide. For this 25th anniversary edition, Professor MacAloon adds a new preface evaluating subsequent scholarship on Coubertin and the Olympic origins and a highly personal afterword describing the impact of This Great Symbol on his own subsequent career as an Olympic anthropologist and cultural performance theory. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

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