Mad Seasons

Mad Seasons Author Karra Porter
ISBN-10 9780803287891
Release 2006
Pages 336
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As the popularity of women?s basketball burgeons, Karra Porter reminds us in Mad Seasons that today?s Women?s National Basketball Association, or WNBA had its origins in a ragtag league twenty years earlier. Porter tells the story of the Women?s Professional Basketball League WBL, which pioneered a new era of women?s sports. ø Formed in 1978, the league included the not-so-storied Dallas Diamonds, Chicago Hustle, and Minnesota Fillies. Porter?s book takes us into the heart of the WBL as teams struggled with nervous sponsors, an uncertain fan base, and indifferent sportswriters. Despite bouncing paychecks, having to sleep on floors, and being stranded on road games, the players endured and thrived. ø Karra Porter brings to life the pioneers of the WBL: ?Machine Gun? Molly Bolin, who set lasting scoring records?then faced an historic custody battle because of her basketball career; Connie Kunzmann, a popular player whose murder rocked the league; Liz Silcott, whose remarkable talents masked deeper problems off the court; Ann Meyers, who went from an NBA tryout to the league she had rebuffed; Nancy Lieberman, whose flashy play and marketing savvy were unlike anything the women's game had ever seen. ø A story of hardship and sacrifice, but also of dedication and love for the game, Mad Seasons brings the WBL back to life and shows in colorful detail how this short-lived but pioneering league ignited the imagination of a new generation of female athletes and fans.


THE MAD PROFESSOR OF BABELDU Author Adamu Kyuka Usman Lilymjok
ISBN-10 9781466982727
Release 2013-08-30
Pages 606
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The Mad Professor of Babeldu is a work of fiction with an eccentric professor as its major character. Sitting alone in his farmhouse, Professor Philjez, in a profound and sometimes comic manner, talks on a variety of issues from politics to religion, economics, culture, science, and a myriad of other issues. This book no doubt will resonate with many readers because of its unusual character and profound ideas. Bizarre, comical, shocking, profound, and perhaps blasphemous are all adjectives aptly descriptive of The Mad Professor of Babeldu. Driven by Professor Philjez, its eccentric major character, this book despairs and inspires, saddens and excites, frightens and soothes, sobers and intoxicates a reader. It is a mixed grille. It is a jolly, hearty party of ideas that cannot fail to go away with gold medals in any Olympic contest of ideas.

Mad Men and Politics

Mad Men and Politics Author Lilly J. Goren
ISBN-10 9781501306365
Release 2015-03-12
Pages 288
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Mad Men, using the historical backdrop of the many events that came to demarcate the 1960s, has presented a beautifully-styled rendering of this tumultuous decade, while teasing out a number of themes that resonate throughout the show and connect to the contemporary discourses that dominate today's political landscape. The chapters of this book analyze the most important dimensions explored on the show, including issues around gender, race, prejudice, the family, generational change, the social movements of the 1960s, our understanding of America's place in the world, and the idea of work in the post-war period. Mad Men and Politics provides the reader with an understanding not only of the topics and issues that can be easily grasped while watching, but also contemplates our historical perspective of the 1960s as we consider it through the telescope of our current condition.

Mad Men s Manhattan

Mad Men s Manhattan Author Mark Bernardo
ISBN-10 9780984316571
Release 2010-07-01
Pages 47
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This book introduces readers—whether they are native New Yorkers or Mad Men fans who have never set foot in the city—to the places, both famous and not so famous, that play a role in the historical and dramatic tapestry of Mad Men, from the famous Madison Avenue ad agencies that inspired its setting to the taverns, restaurants, and hotels that host so many of the series’ memorable scenes.

The Garden of Seasons

The Garden of Seasons Author Anita Colella-Bush; Cheryl Colella
ISBN-10 1467894427
Release 2011-11-28
Pages 104
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The castle garden is over grown with weeds and all the flowers are dead. Mad Dog Mackenzie is Human. Ashley, Alfie and Lewis have been transformed back into dragons. The Golden Butterfly has been banished from her castle and is now missing. What happened in the garden? Where us The Golden Butterfly now? Join everyone at the start of a new adventure where they make new friends and must work together to find the answers

Mad Men Women and Children

Mad Men  Women  and Children Author Heather Marcovitch
ISBN-10 9780739173787
Release 2012
Pages 214
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Mad Men, Women, and Children: Essays on Gender and Generation, edited by Heather Marcovitch and Nancy Batty, offers multiple perspectives on the representation of women and children in the popular AMC series, Mad Men. These essays explore the rich historical and social context portrayed in the series and connect the concerns and tumult of the sixties to the contemporary moment.

Mad Dogs Englishmen and the Errant Anthropologist

Mad Dogs  Englishmen  and the Errant Anthropologist Author Douglas Raybeck
ISBN-10 9781478610038
Release 1996-07-08
Pages 248
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According to Raybeck, the solitary dictum that best characterizes fieldwork is Things go awry. In this spirited account of his time spent in Southeast Asia, Raybeck describes several adventures and misadventures involving field research, as well as the understanding, humility and bruises that these experiences leave behind. Since fieldwork is situated, Raybecks treatment also includes rich descriptions of Kelantanese society and culture, addressing such topics as kinship, linguistics, gender relations, economics, and political structures. Through the lively pages of this narrative, readers gain insight into the human dimension of the fieldwork undertaking, a sense of how the anthropologist builds rapport in a research setting, and how reliable information is obtained.

Seasons Change

Seasons Change Author Belinda R. Barksdale
ISBN-10 9781462801961
Release 2011-02-10
Pages 85
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Seasons Change is a contemporary work of fiction that explores the lives of several Christians who are at various seasons in their lives. The main character, Renate, struggles with past hurts from a previous relationship but puts on a brave and happy façade as if all is right in her world. The reality is that she has to acknowledge her hurts but not allow them to hinder or dictate her future. The other characters have struggles too as they try to reconcile walking the path that God has laid before them, i.e, walking into their destiny vs. choosing their own path and being outside of the will of God. This book is guaranteed to give you something to think about as we all face different seasons in our lives. No matter what seasons you are on, stay on the course and let God lead the way.

A Companion to American Sport History

A Companion to American Sport History Author Steven A. Riess
ISBN-10 9781118609408
Release 2014-03-26
Pages 704
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A Companion to American Sport History presents a collection of original essays that represent the first comprehensive analysis of scholarship relating to the growing field of American sport history. Presents the first complete analysis of the scholarship relating to the academic history of American sport Features contributions from many of the finest scholars working in the field of American sport history Includes coverage of the chronology of sports from colonial times to the present day, including major sports such as baseball, football, basketball, boxing, golf, motor racing, tennis, and track and field? Addresses the relationship of sports to urbanization, technology, gender, race, social class, and genres such as sports biography Awarded 2015 Best Anthology from the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)

Complex TV

Complex TV Author Jason Mittell
ISBN-10 9780814738856
Release 2015-04-10
Pages 416
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Over the past two decades, new technologies, changing viewer practices, and the proliferation of genres and channels has transformed American television. One of the most notable impacts of these shifts is the emergence of highly complex and elaborate forms of serial narrative, resulting in a robust period of formal experimentation and risky programming rarely seen in a medium that is typically viewed as formulaic and convention bound. Complex TV offers a sustained analysis of the poetics of television narrative, focusing on how storytelling has changed in recent years and how viewers make sense of these innovations. Through close analyses of key programs, including The Wire, Lost, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Veronica Mars, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Mad Men the book traces the emergence of this narrative mode, focusing on issues such as viewer comprehension, transmedia storytelling, serial authorship, character change, and cultural evaluation. Developing a television-specific set of narrative theories, Complex TV argues that television is the most vital and important storytelling medium of our time.

The Mad Dog 100

The Mad Dog 100 Author Chris Russo
ISBN-10 0385511019
Release 2003-05-13
Pages 304
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THE ESSENTIAL BOOK FOR ANY SPORTS FAN, FROM ONE OF THE REIGNING KINGS OF SPORTS TALK RADIO, CHRISTOPHER “MAD DOG” RUSSO Which was the greater achievement, Ted Williams’s .406 season or Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak? Who’d be left standing in a battle between Joe Louis and Mohammed Ali? Which NBA team was the greatest of all time—the ’66–’67 Celtics? The ’71–’72 Lakers? What about the ’95–’96 Bulls? Who would dominate the ultimate Pebble Beach showdown—Ben Hogan or Tiger Woods? Who was the most important athlete of the twentieth century? You’re a sports fan. You love a good argument and you’ll defend your position as fervently as Michael Jordan at crunch time. You’ll analyze games and terrible calls, throw out stats to prove a point, and heatedly debate whether a player is an overachiever—or merely overpaid. Now, in his long-awaited and completely original book, Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo sets up and breaks down the one hundred greatest sports arguments of all time. In classic Mad Dog style, each chapter tackles a classic sports debate and takes sides with the clear, step-by-step opinions that have made Russo one of the top radio personalities in the country. The Mad Dog 100 covers it all: from baseball (Who really should go to Cooperstown?), to basketball (Chamberlain, Russell, or Shaq: who’s the NBA’s most dominant center ever?), to football (Who is the greatest NFL quarterback ever?), to hockey (What are the greatest hockey dynasties of all time?)—and is a catch-all of other crucial modern-day sports questions like: Is instant replay really worth it? What’s the true role of performance-enhancing drugs? Are salary caps really necessary? Whether you’re reading The Mad Dog 100 or debating these sports arguments with friends, this is the definitive companion for any self-respecting sports fan.

Mad Men

Mad Men Author Gary R. Edgerton
ISBN-10 9781848853799
Release 2011-04-26
Pages 258
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Mad Men" is a zeitgeist show of the early twenty-first century. This book demonstrates, partly because its characters are an earlier, confused and conflicted version of ourselves, trying to make the best of a future unfolding at breakneck speed

Mad Men and Philosophy

Mad Men and Philosophy Author Rod Carveth
ISBN-10 0470603011
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 272
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A look at the philosophical underpinnings of the hit TV show, Mad Men With its swirling cigarette smoke, martini lunches, skinny ties, and tight pencil skirts, Mad Men is unquestionably one of the most stylish, sexy, and irresistible shows on television. But the series becomes even more absorbing once you dig deeper into its portrayal of the changing social and political mores of 1960s America and explore the philosophical complexities of its key characters and themes. From Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle to John Kenneth Galbraith, Milton Friedman, and Ayn Rand, Mad Men and Philosophy brings the thinking of some of history's most powerful minds to bear on the world of Don Draper and the Sterling Cooper ad agency. You'll gain insights into a host of compelling Mad Men questions and issues, including happiness, freedom, authenticity, feminism, Don Draper's identity, and more. Takes an unprecedented look at the philosophical issues and themes behind AMC's Emmy Award-winning show, Mad Men Explores issues ranging from identity to authenticity to feminism, and more Offers new insights on your favorite Mad Men characters, themes, and storylines Mad Men and Philosophy will give Mad Men fans everywhere something new to talk about around the water cooler.

Doctor Who and Philosophy

Doctor Who and Philosophy Author Courtland Lewis
ISBN-10 9780812697254
Release 2010-10-22
Pages 288
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Not only is Doctor Who the longest-running science fiction TV show in history, but it has also been translated into numerous languages, broadcast around the world, and referred to as the “way of the future” by some British politicians. The Classic Doctor Who series built up a loyal American cult following, with regular conventions and other activities. The new series, relaunched in 2005, has emerged from culthood into mass awareness, with a steadily growing viewership and major sales of DVDs. The current series, featuring the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, is breaking all earlier records, in both the UK and the US. Doctor Who is a continuing story about the adventures of a mysterious alien known as “the Doctor,” a traveller of both time and space whose spacecraft is the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimensions in Space), which from the outside looks like a British police telephone box of the 1950s. The TARDIS is “bigger on the inside than on the outside”—actually the interior is immense. The Doctor looks human, but has two hearts, and a knowledge of all languages in the universe. Periodically, when the show changes the leading actor, the Doctor “regenerates.”

Seasons of Gold

Seasons of Gold Author Stef Ann Holm
ISBN-10 1451602782
Release 2010-06-15
Pages 320
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Widowhood freed Holly Dancer from the shame of her marriage. Billy was dead…murdered. She vowed to turn her back on love and become an independent woman. But when Jackson Ledgeway Steele sauntered into Deadwood Gulch and saved her life, Holly saw her fate in the gunslinger’s smoky eyes. He had uprooted himself, erased every trace of his former life. His prestigious past had vanished like dust on the wind. He thought his secrets were safe, that he could solve Billy Dancer’s murder without revealing his true identity. But he hadn’t reckoned on Holly Dancer…and the need for love she unleashed in him. Shyly, warily. Holly gentled to Jack’s touch, reveling in sensations she had never known, sharing her shameful past—until she discovered the man she trusted had betrayed her. He couldn’t let her go. His precious, beautiful Holly was in danger, and for her, he would risk everything…

Skiing in the Mad River Valley

Skiing in the Mad River Valley Author John Hilferty
ISBN-10 9781439638958
Release 2010-11-01
Pages 128
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In 1948, the first skiers to experience the steep and twisting downhill trails of Mad River Glen had to traverse muddy or frozen dirt roads to get to their destination. The warmth of a country inn was a comfort on those cold winter nights and continues as a hallmark of the Mad River Valley today. Even with the condo boom that developed after the opening of Sugarbush on Christmas Day in 1958, little has upset the ambience of the 20-mile-long valley. The valley developed a distinct personality, attracting “ski bums” who exchanged urban pressures for a laid-back lifestyle that continues today.

Four Season

Four Season Author Yves Saintelo
ISBN-10 9780595527465
Release 2009-01
Pages 136
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I am qualified to write this book because I didn't choose to write, writing chose me. That is why I feel I will be successful. The other author is in the navy trying to provide for his family, and representing this country proud. He helped bring me up along with my mom, my number one fan. They took turns being my father, and now I am a respectable young man. The pain of reminiscing compares to none other than a broken heart. With my heart split in two, I might as well be a man apart. Although I carry the full burden I'm half the man I used to be; even further from being half the man I should have been when I had you.