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Finn Mccool S Football Club

Author : Stephen Rea
ISBN : 9781510715097
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In 2004, Belfast-born Stephen Rea moved to New Orleans, a city where "football" means something entirely different than what it does back home. After struggling to find a place to watch European soccer games, Rea discovered Finn McCool's pub and its mixed clientele of good-humored European ex-pats, charismatic New Orleanians, and assorted matchless personalities. Before long he was playing on the pub's motley over-thirty-five fledgling soccer team. Gathered at the bar on August 27, 2005, members of the team were discussing their upcoming match, untroubled by the impending storm and unknowing that their city and team would nearly be obliterated by Hurricane Katrina in a matter of hours. Days later, the lucky among them were scattered across the country; the others struggled to survive as they awaited rescue in New Orleans. With clarity and compassion, Rea examines the disaster as he profiles the experiences of his teammates and their efforts to resurrect the team and pub that had become so central in all of their lives. A gripping and moving memoir about an unusual pub team and a devastating natural disaster, Finn McCool’s Football Club is a celebration of ex-pats and pubs, soccer and sportsmanship, and the strength it takes to rebuild a team, a city, and a life.

An American S Guide To The 2018 World Cup

Author : Rea Stephen
ISBN : 9781510718098
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Soccer is the nation’s fastest-growing sport, and interest in what the rest of the world calls “football” has skyrocketed. Every four years the planet is glued to the TV for the FIFA World Cup—more than 25 million Americans watched the USA play Portugal at the last tournament in Brazil. This concise, easy-to-read guide breaks down everything you need to know about the biggest sporting spectacle on Earth. Chapters highlight shocking upsets, memorable moments, and the most thrilling games as it explains a tournament that started with just thirteen teams in Uruguay in1930, and has grown into a global phenomenon with hundreds of nations battling for a place at the finals. An American’s Guide to the 2018 World Cup examines the American team’s participation in the competition that stretches back more than half a century. It relives the incredible victory over England in 1950, the underdog run to the quarterfinals in 2002, and considers their chances in the 2018 edition. It’s a sweeping story, often humorous and punctuated with personal anecdotes, that is brought to life by an author whose passion and knowledge of the World Cup shines through. It’s a must-have for all American soccer fans

Football Fascism And Fandom

Author : Alberto Testa
ISBN : 9781408132623
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Not to be confused with the English football 'hooligan', the UltraS are the hardcore subculture of fans at the two main Rome football clubs - AS Roma and SS Lazio. With neo-fascist sympathies, these groups (the Boys at Roma and the Irriducibili at Lazio) are political and well-organised. Following years of work inside the groups and interviews with the leading figures within the organisations, Gary Armstrong and Alberto Testa have written a fascinating expose and examination of the UltraS. Football, Fascism and Fandom is a unique and terrifying study of a group that has not been examined in depth before now.

The Story We Carry In Our Bones

Author : Juilene Osborne-McKnight
ISBN : 1455620718
Genre : History
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More than forty million Americans claim Irish ancestry. This lively book explains how and why they got to the U.S. and shows how their history made them who they are. From prehistoric Ireland to Irish schools in America, this well-illustrated book provides an essential overview of the ties between the Emerald Isle and the New World.

Hurricane Audrey

Author : Post, Cathy Cagle
ISBN : 1455606154
Genre : History
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This narrative re-creates Hurricane Audrey through the eyes of the survivors in a combination of suspense, family drama, and the struggle for life over death. In the midnight hours of June 27, 1957, the hurricane exploded in intensity and speed, slamming into the sleeping coast at dawnï 12 hours ahead of its predicted landfall. Many unsuspecting residents woke that morning to find water already inside their homes. Their ordeal transports the reader back to 1957 with a new appreciation and understanding of how Cameron Parish residents clung to life during the category-four storm.

The Biography Of Tottenham Hotspur

Author : Julie Welch
ISBN : 1909534501
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New edition of this bestselling title, a colourful history of Tottenham Hotspur that gets to the heart and soul of the famous London football club. Packed with wonderful stories from the formation of the club to the present day, and the memories of legendary players, managers, supporters and other key figures, The Biography of Tottenham Hotspur brings the rich history of Spurs to life. First published in 2012, this new edition brings the story right up to date.

Arkansas Review

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ISBN : UCSD:31822039145313
Genre : American fiction
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The Lane

Author : Martin Cloake
ISBN : 1909534676
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In 1899 Spurs football club was now so popular that their 14,000 capacity ground was unable to cope with the growing crowds. So, in the summer of that year a former nursery was purchased and a pitch marked out. The rest is history. And what a history! From its new home known as White Hart Lane - Spurs blossomed into one of the world's most famous and illustrious football clubs, and with a ground to match. This is the only official history of that stadium and all that has happened there.

Strangers Drowning

Author : Larissa MacFarquhar
ISBN : 9780698195608
Genre : Psychology
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What does it mean to devote yourself wholly to helping others? In Strangers Drowning, Larissa MacFarquhar seeks out people living lives of extreme ethical commitment and tells their deeply intimate stories; their stubborn integrity and their compromises; their bravery and their recklessness; their joys and defeats and wrenching dilemmas. A couple adopts two children in distress. But then they think: If they can change two lives, why not four? Or ten? They adopt twenty. But how do they weigh the needs of unknown children in distress against the needs of the children they already have? Another couple founds a leprosy colony in the wilderness in India, living in huts with no walls, knowing that their two small children may contract leprosy or be eaten by panthers. The children survive. But what if they hadn’t? How would their parents’ risk have been judged? A woman believes that if she spends money on herself, rather than donate it to buy life-saving medicine, then she’s responsible for the deaths that result. She lives on a fraction of her income, but wonders: when is compromise self-indulgence and when is it essential? We honor such generosity and high ideals; but when we call people do-gooders there is skepticism in it, even hostility. Why do moral people make us uneasy? Between her stories, MacFarquhar threads a lively history of the literature, philosophy, social science, and self-help that have contributed to a deep suspicion of do-gooders in Western culture. Through its sympathetic and beautifully vivid storytelling, Strangers Drowning confronts us with fundamental questions about what it means to be human. In a world of strangers drowning in need, how much should we help, and how much can we help? Is it right to care for strangers even at the expense of those we are closest to? Moving and provocative, Strangers Drowning challenges us to think about what we value most, and why. From the Hardcover edition.

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ISBN : 0835250164
Genre : Publishers' catalogs
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