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Baseball Superstars: Mickey Mantle

Growing up in small-town, Depression-era Oklahoma, Mickey Mantle heard the same plea day in and day out from his parents: 'Get out of the house and play some baseball!' Sooner than anyone expected, Mantle was a New York Yankee in 1951. This book presents the biography of Mickey Mantle.

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Listen to my heart.: Meine Liebe zum Leben

»Ich will nur sagen, was wichtig ist. Ohne Schnickschnack. Gerade heraus, wie es eben war.« Mit diesen Worten präsentiert Marie Fredriksson ihre Buchidee Helena von Zweigbergk, ihrer Co-Autorin. Ihr Leben war geprägt von Drama. Sie wuchs in Armut in der schwedischen Provinz auf, die Familie wird nach dem Unfalltod ihrer Schwester schwer von Trauer gezeichnet. Als junge Frau gelingt Marie der Durchbruch als Musikerin in Schweden und k...

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The First Black Boxing Champions: Essays on Fighters of the 1800s to the 1920s

This volume presents fifteen chapters of biography of African American and black champions and challengers of the early prize ring. They range from Tom Molineaux, a slave who won freedom and fame in the ring in the early 1800s; to Joe Gans, the first African American world champion; to the flamboyant Jack Johnson, deemed such a threat to white society that film of his defeat of former champion and "Great White Hope" Jim Jeffries was ...

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Plato: Complete Works

Outstanding translations by leading contemporary scholars--many commissioned especially for this volume--are presented here in the first single edition to include the entire surviving corpus of works attributed to Plato in antiquity. In his introductory essay, John Cooper explains the presentation of these works, discusses questions concerning the chronology of their composition, comments on the dialogue form in which Plato wrote, an...

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Keeping the Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives

This historical memoir by the widely recognized scholar, Wayne Flynt, chronicles the inner workings of his academic career at Samford and Auburn Universities, as well as his many contributions to the general history of Alabama. Flynt has traveled the state and the South lecturing and teaching both lay and academic groups, calling on his detailed knowledge of both the history and power structures in Alabama to reveal uncomfortable tru...

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Before Rupert: Keith Murdoch and the Birth of a Dynasty

'An impressive study of the Murdoch genius for government by media.' Chris Masters 'In this engrossing study Tom Roberts draws on a remarkable range of sources, many for the first time, to show how Keith Murdoch succeeded in his ambition.' Stuart Macintyre, author of The History Wars Following the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch said his greatest regret was that he had let his father down. Popular history view...

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Gurindji Journey: A Japanese Historian in the Outback

After immersing himself in the culture of a remote Australian Indigenous community for close to a year, the young Japanese scholar Minoru Hokari emerged with a new world view. Gurindji Journey tells of Hokari’s experience living with the Gurindji people of Daguragu and Kalkaringi in the Northern Territory of Australia, absorbing their way of life and beginning to understand Aboriginal modes of seeing and being. This compelling book, ...

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Big Enough to Be Inconsistent

“Cruel, merciful; peace-loving, a fighter; despising Negroes and letting them fight and vote; protecting slavery and freeing slaves.” Abraham Lincoln was, W. E. B. Du Bois declared, “big enough to be inconsistent.” Big enough, indeed, for every generation to have its own Lincoln—unifier or emancipator, egalitarian or racist. In an effort to reconcile these views, and to offer a more complex and nuanced account of a figure so central ...

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The Real Billy the Kid

Miguel Antonio Otero, Jr. (1859-1944), the scion of a powerful Nuevomexicano family, served two terms as Governor of New Mexico Territory. But many years before that, he met a less fortunate young man almost exactly his own age: a shackled prisoner named William H. Bonney, Jr., but better known as Billy the Kid. "I liked The Kid very much, " Otero writes of his encounter, adding: "Nothing would have pleased me more than to have witne...

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Indian Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley

Written by Monica Biradavolu (a sociologist at Yale University), this innovative study examines the emergence and growing power of a new group of immigrant Indians to the United States: the transnational techno-capitalist class of entrepreneurs operating at the upper echelons of the hi-tech industry in Silicon Valley and Bangalore. Imbibing the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley, recognizing the importance o...