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Finn Mccool S Football Club

Author : Stephen Rea
ISBN : 1455604240
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this captivating debut, Belfast native Stephen Rea crafts a story of sportsmanship and strength built around an unusual pub soccer team in the heart of New Orleans. Set against the dark backdrop of Hurricane Katrina, this luminous and infinitely inviting memoir traces the affecting stories of Rea and his hilarious and dynamic friends and teammates. Comprised primarily of ex-pats over the age of 35, Finn McCool's Football Club boasts a dynamic mix of idiosyncratic personalities. From Macca, the team's Scottish coach and a hard-drinking ex-professional player, to its outspoken South African landscape gardener/striker Benji, each character comes vibrantly to life in Rea's fresh and frank prose. Hilarious moments and poignant reflections shine with equal intensity throughout this multifarious work, which captures the individual experiences of the Finn's players in the wake of Katrina. A literary memoir, soccer story, and tale of survival and resolve, this work is an indefatigable tribute to a city and its residents who determined to play on after their lives were all but washed away.

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.

2011 Artist S And Graphic Designer S Market

Author : Mary Burzlaff Bostic
ISBN : 9781599632582
Genre : Art
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THE TOOLS TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL ART CAREER 2011 Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market is the must-have reference guide for emerging artists who want to establish a successful career in fine art, illustration, cartooning or graphic design. This edition is packed with resources you can use including: Complete, up-to-date contact information for more than 1,000 art markets, including, galleries, magazines, book publishers, greeting card companies, ad agencies, syndicates, art fairs and more Articles on the business of freelancing - from basic copyright information to tips on promoting your work Special features on economic survival as a freelance artist, finding work and maintaining business relationships, an insider's guide to the illustration industry, getting your work into galleries, photographing your artwork, and an interview with literary agent Anna Olswanger Information on grants, residencies, organizations, publications and websites that offer support and direction for creative artists of all types

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

Rangers Fc We Don T Do Walking Away

Author : Lisa Gray
ISBN : 9781845027162
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Before 2012, the idea of Rangers ever playing in the SFL Third Division would have been a joke. But it's a funny old game, and after a tumultuous few months, gone were visits to Celtic Park, Pittodrie, Tynecastle and Easter Road and in came a whole new world with trips to Annan, Elgin, Berwick and Peterhead. But with some of the most loyal fans in the world, it was always going to be an incredible journey. Packed with interviews from players like club captain Lee McCulloch, Andy Little, David Templeton and manager Ally McCoist himself, Rangers FC: We Don't Do Walking Away captures the humour, the emotion and, of course, the football as the club set out on a unique season. Author Lisa Gray went to every game, home and away, following the club and their supporters through a challenging but rewarding year, from being granted a licence to play just forty-eight hours before the start of the season to finally lifting the Championship trophy. This is the inside story of both the team and the supporters as they adjusted to a season in the Third Division with new players, new opposition and, of course, new pies. And what a rollercoaster year it has been.

Arkansas Review

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ISBN : UCR:31210022040727
Genre : American fiction
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Comm Check

Author : Michael Cabbage
ISBN : 0743266986
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 24. 43 MB
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On February 1, 2003, the unthinkable happened. The space shuttle Columbia disintegrated 37 miles above Texas, seven brave astronauts were killed and America's space program, always an eyeblink from disaster, suffered its second catastrophic in-flight failure. Unlike the Challenger disaster 17 years earlier, Columbia's destruction left the nation one failure away from the potential abandonment of human space exploration. Media coverage in the immediate aftermath focused on the possible cause of the disaster, and on the nation's grief. But the full human story, and the shocking details of NASA's crucial mistakes, have never been told -- until now. Based on dozens of exclusive interviews, never-before-published documents and recordings of key meetings obtained by the authors, Comm Check takes the reader inside the conference rooms and offices where NASA's best and brightest managed the nation's multi-billion-dollar shuttle program -- and where they failed to recognize the signs of an impending disaster. It is the story of a space program pushed to the brink of failure by relentless political pressure, shrinking budgets and flawed decision making. The independent investigation into the disaster uncovered why Columbia broke apart in the sky above Texas. Comm Check brings that story to life with the human drama behind the tragedy. Michael Cabbage and William Harwood, two of America's most respected space journalists, are veterans of all but a handful of NASA's 113 shuttle missions. Tapping a network of sources and bringing a combined three decades of experience to bear, the authors provide a rare glimpse into NASA's inner circles, chronicling the agency's most devastating failure and the challenges that face NASA as it struggles to return America to space.

Hurricane Audrey

Author : Cathy C. Post
ISBN : 1589804589
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 dawn�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 Irish In New Orleans

Author : Laura D. Kelley
ISBN : 193575453X
Genre : History
File Size : 46. 19 MB
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In this well-researched volume, historian Dr. Laura D. Kelley tells the colorful, entertaining, and often adventurous history of the Irish in New Orleans. From “Bloody” O'Reily in the eighteenth century to the great churches and charitable organizations built by the Irish Famine immigrants in the nineteenth century to the Irish-dominated politics of the twentieth century, and including Irish dance, music, and sports, the author introduces the reader to a hitherto untold story of one of America's most historical cities. The book also includes essays by Betsy McGovern recalling her involvement in the city's Irish music scene and Terrence Fitzmorris who discusses wakes and funerary practices of the Irish. The lively and readable text is beautifully illustrated with photographs by Carrie Lee Schwartz that convey the continuing vibrancy of the Irish community of the Crescent City.

The Japanese Grill

Author : Tadashi Ono
ISBN : 9781607740667
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 43. 48 MB
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American grilling, Japanese flavors. In this bold cookbook, chef Tadashi Ono of Matsuri and writer Harris Salat share a key insight: that live-fire cooking marries perfectly with mouthwatering Japanese ingredients like soy sauce and miso. Packed with fast-and-easy recipes, versatile marinades, and step-by-step techniques, The Japanese Grill will have you grilling amazing steaks, pork chops, salmon, tomatoes, and whole chicken, as well as traditional favorites like yakitori, yaki onigiri, and whole salt-packed fish. Whether you use charcoal or gas, or are a grilling novice or disciple, you will love dishes like Skirt Steak with Red Miso, Garlic–Soy Sauce Porterhouse, Crispy Chicken Wings, Yuzu Kosho Scallops, and Soy Sauce-and-Lemon Grilled Eggplant. Ono and Salat include menu suggestions for sophisticated entertaining in addition to quick-grilling choices for healthy weekday meals, plus a slew of delectable sides that pair well with anything off the fire. Grilling has been a centerpiece of Japanese cooking for centuries, and when you taste the incredible dishes in The Japanese Grill—both contemporary and authentic—you’ll become a believer, too. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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