Football and Integration in Plano, Texas

Stay in there, Wildcats!

Author: The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc.

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625850239

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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The year 1964 was momentous for civil rights as Congress passed the Twenty-fourth Amendment and Texas's own Lyndon B. Johnson unveiled his plan for the Great Society. That same year, the Plano school district integrated, setting an example for the state and nation. The tightknit community banded together through a language fluent to everyone--football. The Wildcats had few winning seasons and no state titles at that time, but with hard work and a trailblazing spirit, coaches Tom Gray and John Clark led the integrated team all the way to state championship victory in 1965. The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. presents the inspiring story of the Wildcat fight for the title that made Plano a better place to live.

Brazil's Dance with the Devil

The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Struggle for Democracy

Author: Dave Zirin

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608464334

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 4848

"You have to read David Zirin to believe him, and if you read him, you will believe him."—Jack McCallum, senior writer, Sports Illustrated "I once said Dave Zirin was the best young sportswriter in the US. I was wrong. He's simply the best."—Robert Lipsyte The people of Brazil celebrated when it was announced that they were hosting the twentieth World Cup (June 12–July 13, 2014), the world's most-viewed sporting tournament, and the thirty-first Summer Olympics (August 5–21, 2016). Now they are protesting in numbers the country hasn't seen in decades, with Brazilians taking to the streets to try to reclaim the sports they love but see being corrupted by powerful corporate interests, profiteering, and greed. In this compelling new book, relying on original reporting from the most dangerous corners of Rio to the halls of power in Washington, DC, Dave Zirin examines how sports and politics are colliding in remarkable fashion in Brazil, opening up an international conversation on the culture, economics, and politics of sports. One of "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World" (Utne), Dave Zirin is a columnist for the Nation, SLAM, and He is host of Sirius XM's popular weekly show Edge of Sports Radio and a regular guest on ESPN's Outside the Lines, Democracy Now!, and on MSNBC. His previous books include The John Carlos Story and What's My Name Fool? He lives near Washington, DC.

Look Away!

A History of the Confederate States of America

Author: William C. Davis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743234993

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 5535

A comprehensive history of the Confederacy moves beyond military events to examine legal structures, politics, social structures, and the economy of the South during the Civil War.

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Author: Ken Kaser,Dotty B. Oelkers

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305445147

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 6447

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING, 4E has expanded coverage, updated content, and exciting new features. Popular sports and entertainment topics continue to be the foundation for teaching marketing concepts. Throughout the text, each marketing function is highlighted with an icon to indicate how it is used in the marketing process. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Diversity, Globalization, and the Ways of Nature

Author: Danilo J. Anton

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 1552501507

Category: Nature

Page: 223

View: 495

Amidst all the literature and discussion supporting globalization, author and geographer, Danilo J. Anton, argues against it. In his newest book, Diversity, Globalization, and the Ways of Nature, Anton demonstrates how diversity is necessary for both natural and cultural survival. He is not against progress, rather he illustrates how the "informatics revolution" can be used to promote public participation, capture traditional knowledge, and provide new methods for the defense of the natural environment.

Razorbacks (p)

Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610753364


Page: N.A

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Fundamentals of Software Culture

Author: Dr. Zheng Qin,Huidi Zhang,Xin Qin,Kaiping Xu,Kouemo Ngayo Anatoli Dimitrov,Guolong Wang,Wenhui Yu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811307016


Page: 191

View: 5217

Between the Cracks of History

Essays on Teaching and Illustrating Folklore

Author: Francis Edward Abernethy,Carolyn Fiedler Satterwhite

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9781574410365

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

View: 6837

Annotation Six essays discuss definitions and explanations of folklore, and methods of teaching it. Then 15 additional essays explore Texas folklore related to such topics as police burials, gang graffiti, fiddling, ghosts, dance halls, oil fields, spring rituals, and the dialect spoken along the border between Texas and Mexico. Numerous illustrations and black-and-white photographs. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Culture Defeats Strategy

7 Lessons on Leadership from a Texas High School Football Coach

Author: Randy Jackson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534696549


Page: 238

View: 1163

Coach Jackson takes you into his program and shows you how he creates one of the top cultures in the country. He uses stories from his experiences that will bring home his message of program building and leadership development. A must-read anyone wanting to create a championship culture or become an impactful leader.

Sports Marketing and the Psychology of Marketing Communication

Author: Lynn R. Kahle,Chris Riley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 113561671X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 5310

Sports marketing is one of the fastest growing areas of marketing communication. This book advances understanding in this emerging area. It presents sports marketing in a scholarly and comprehensive way, covering major topics of discussion in sports marketing and the psychology of communication. Several new, innovative topics are introduced, such as SportNEST and consumption communities, and many classic topics are brought up to date, including sponsorship, ambush marketing, identification, endorsements, basking in reflected glory, and licensing. Many of the topics that seem to center around sports show up as well, such as sneakers, ethics, risky behavior, and even investments. Utilizing a psychological approach to understanding sports marketing, first-rate authors discuss the most important topics. The book covers all major topics of sports marketing, including: sponsorship from several different perspectives--the major force in sports marketing; ambush marketing--how non-sponsors seek to reap the benefits without paying the price; and licensing--using the sale of items, such as T-shirts to increase profit and marketing.

The turnaround experience

real-world lessons in revitalizing corporations

Author: Frederick Michael Zimmerman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 335

View: 2726

Includes bibliographical references and index.


A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung

Author: Min Kym

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)

ISBN: 0451496078

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 6777

At seven years old Min Kym was a prodigy, the youngest ever student at the famed Purcell School of Music. At eleven she won her first international prize. And at twenty-one, she found "the one," the violin that would transform her life: a rare 1696 Stradivarius. Her career soared. She recorded the Brahms concerto and a world tour was planned.

Comprehending Columbine

Author: Ralph W. Larkin

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592134922

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 7469

The definitive book on the school massacre that shocked a nation.

The Everyday Language of White Racism

Author: Jane H. Hill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444304749

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 6282

In The Everyday Language of White Racism, Jane H. Hill provides an incisive analysis of everyday language to reveal the underlying racist stereotypes that continue to circulate in American culture. provides a detailed background on the theory of race and racism reveals how racializing discourse—talk and text that produces and reproduces ideas about races and assigns people to them—facilitates a victim-blaming logic integrates a broad and interdisciplinary range of literature from sociology, social psychology, justice studies, critical legal studies, philosophy, literature, and other disciplines that have studied racism, as well as material from anthropology and sociolinguistics Part of the Blackwell Studies in Discourse and Culture Series

Meet the Cardinals

Author: Mike Kennedy,Mark Stewart

Publisher: Norwood House Press

ISBN: 1599533731

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5574

Introductory look at the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.

Writing from Sources

Author: Brenda Spatt

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312602901

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 545

View: 3782

Covering every step of research, writing, and documentation, Writing from Sources provides a complete guide to source-based writing. The book builds from fundamental skills -- such as annotating a passage -- to more demanding ones such as integrating sources smoothly into an original argument. Examples, exercises, and guidance throughout help students gain confidence with essential concepts, while numerous readings drawn from a variety of sources provide models and practice in every skill.

Market Research Handbook

Author: ESOMAR

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470517932

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 654

View: 3871

The fifth edition of what was formerly know as The ESOMAR Handbook of Market and Opinion Research has been completely revised to reflect the latest approaches in the rapidly changing world of professional market research. The new Handbook stands out from earlier editions by explaining the latest research techniques and methodologies within a contemporary business context. Yet it remains an invaluable and practical day to day reference work for the modern market researcher. Truly international in outlook and approach, the Handbook combines contributions from over 40 research thought leaders and specialists from across the world including the UK, US, Europe, Australia and S.E.Asia. "The editors and authors make an overdue contribution to bridging the Theory-Practice divide. Their client perspective will delight, inform and inspire market research specialists and users alike." —Prof. Seán Meehan (Switzerland), Martin Hilti Professor of Marketing and Change Management, IMD – International Institute for Management Development

Game Design Foundations

Author: Roger Pedersen

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763782742

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 2898

Game Design Foundations, Second Edition covers how to design the game from the important opening sentence, the One Pager document, the Executive Summary and Game Proposal, the Character Document to the Game Design Document. The book describes game genres, where game ideas come from, game research, innovation in gaming, important gaming principles such as game mechanics, game balancing, AI, path finding and game tiers. The basics of programming, level designing, and film scriptwriting are explained by example. Each chapter has exercises to hone in on the newly learned designer skills that will display your work as a game designer and your knowledge in the game industry."


The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio

Author: Richard Neer

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 1588360733

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 2676

"It was all so honest, before the end of our collective innocence. Top Forty jocks screamed and yelled and sounded mightier than God on millions of transistor radios. But on FM radio it was all spun out for only you. On a golden web by a master weaver driven by fifty thousand magical watts of crystal clear power . . . before the days of trashy, hedonistic dumbspeak and disposable three-minute ditties . . . in the days where rock lived at many addresses in many cities." –from FM As a young man, Richard Neer dreamed of landing a job at WNEW in New York–one of the revolutionary FM stations across the country that were changing the face of radio by rejecting strict formatting and letting disc jockeys play whatever they wanted. He felt that when he got there, he’d have made the big time. Little did he know he’d have shaped rock history as well. FM: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio chronicles the birth, growth, and death of free-form rock-and-roll radio through the stories of the movement’s flagship stations. In the late sixties and early seventies–at stations like KSAN in San Francisco, WBCN in Boston, WMMR in Philadelphia, KMET in Los Angeles, WNEW, and others–disc jockeys became the gatekeepers, critics, and gurus of new music. Jocks like Scott Muni, Vin Scelsa, Jonathan Schwartz, and Neer developed loyal followings and had incredible influence on their listeners and on the early careers of artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Genesis, the Cars, and many others. Full of fascinating firsthand stories, FM documents the commodification of an iconoclastic phenomenon, revealing how counterculture was coopted and consumed by the mainstream. Richard Neer was an eyewitness to, and participant in, this history. FM is the tale of his exhilarating ride.

The 100 Best Small Towns in America

Author: Norman Crampton

Publisher: Arco Pub

ISBN: 9780028605777

Category: Travel

Page: 442

View: 9389

Provides information on growth rate, per capita income, economic base, media, health care, schools, churches, and housing costs