Winner of The Times British Sports Book Award 2014. A fascinating insight into the enclosed world of football scouts in the UK A teenaged boy plays football in a suburban park. His name is Raheem Sterling. The call is made: “Get down here quick. This is something special”. Another boy is 8, going on 28. His name is Jack Wilshere. The referee, an Arsenal scout, spirits him away from Luton Town. A young goalkeeper struggles on loan at Cheltenham Town in League Two. His name is Jack Butland. Within months he will be playing for England. Welcome to football’s hidden tribe. Scouts are everywhere yet nowhere, faceless and nameless, despite making the informed decisions worth millions. Award-winning sportswriter Michael Calvin opens up their hidden world, examining their disconnected lifestyles, petty betrayals and unconsidered professionalism of men who spend long, lonely hours on the road.
A young man in Birmingham, in the sixties, escapes the humdrum mundanity of life through fantasies, tries to find himself, and finally escapes his dead-end lifestyle by gaining a place at a university.
Who is THE NOWHERE MAN? Marty Frost is a man with a past. Several of them! A small-time conman with a long list of aliases. He specializes in charming and romancing the idle rich, particularly bored housewives with large expense accounts. But when he meets Christina Scott, he gets more than he bargained for. Christina’s husband is a vengeful man and when he discovers their affair events rapidly spiral out of control. Now Marty is on the run, desperate to stay out of James Scott’s clutches and to stay in one piece. Escaping London, Marty survives a devastating train crash. Switching identities with a victim of the accident, Marty believes he is home free. But Michael Rhodes was himself on the run. A man with a terrible secret to tell and a cabal of powerful, dangerous men on his trail who will stop at nothing to silence him. Now, Marty is Michael and he’s no longer running from a jealous husband—he’s running for his life!
Includes 7 free chapters of HELLBENT, the latest in the international bestselling Orphan X series. Spoken about only in whispers, the Nowhere Man can only be reached by the truly desperate, he can —He will do anything to save them. Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man. Taken from a group home at twelve, Evan was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets—i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man. But his new life is interrupted when a surprise attack comes from an unlikely angle and Evan is caught unaware. Captured, drugged, and spirited off to a remote location, he finds himself heavily guarded and cut off from everything he knows. His captors think they have him trapped and helpless in a virtual cage but they don’t know who they’re dealing with—or that they’ve trapped themselves inside that cage with one of the deadliest and most resourceful men on earth. Continuing his electrifying series featuring Evan Smoak, Gregg Hurwitz delivers a blistering, compelling new novel in the series launched with the instant international bestseller, Orphan X.
WELCOME TO BEDLAM!Take a trip back to the Iron Age of comics and visit Bedlam City. It's the smaller, dirtier and more dangerous town next door to your superhero campaign's shining metropolis, presented here in lavish detail. Stalk its alleys, punch out its supervillains, expose its horrible secrets--and have no fear, there are always plenty more where they came from.Weighing in at a whopping 394 pages, this book is crammed with dozens of NPCs, neighborhoods, adventure seeds and locations, with enough back-stories and plot arcs to keep your PCs playing for years.Fully compatible with the Super Powers Companion Bedlam City is fast, fun and ferocious, with no new rules to learn or systems to memorize. If you own a copy of the Super Powers Companion you can pick up Bedlam City and start playing it right now.So what are you waiting for? Bedlam is calling. There's a shadowy rooftop out there just waiting for you to start lurking on it...
Shaping the Moral Development of Our Boys and Young Men
Author: Michael Gurian
Category: Family & Relationships
Selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the Best Books of 1999, The Good Son is the definitive guide to the moral and emotional development of our boys and young men. Within its pages, Michael Gurian widely credited as the founder of today's "boys movement" takes readers through a complete parenting program, showing how to instill virtues in boys at each stage of life. For parents and teachers who fear that our child-rearing systems have lost much of their ethical underpinnings and that our boys are becoming emotionally closed-off, The Good Son serves as a welcome guidepost. It is one of today's premier books on parenting and male development.
This volume examines the ways in which sport shapes the experiences of various immigrant and minority groups and, in particular, looks at the relationship between sport, ethnic identity and ethnic relations. The articles in this volume are concerned primarily with British, American and Australian sporting traditions and the themes covered include the consolidation of ethnic identity in host societies through participation immigrant sports and exclusive sporting organizations, assimilation into host' societies through participation in indigenous, national sports, and the construction by outsiders of separate ethnic identities according to sporting criteria.
Their Implications for Development Plans in Hmong Opium Producing Villages in Northern Thailand
Author: Robert G. Cooper
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian
Category: Business & Economics
Through a typological analysis of work organization among the Hmong, this paper examines the social relations engendered, reinforced and transformed through changing processes of agricultutral production. The analysis advances the work on Hmong economy carried out earlier by the Geddes and leads to a critique of the idea of a 'hill tribe peasant economy' put forward by Evan Van Roy in his study Economic Systems of Northern Thailand. The paper concludes by considering the implications of the a...
The Author Has Sought To Establish That If Was Forster`S A Passage To India Which Summed Up And Simultaneously Gave Long Life To The Tradition Of Anglo-Indian Fiction. He Has Drawn References From British And American Fiction Written Over A Period Of Time. The Book Testifies To An Extensive And Intensive Acquaintace With Anglo-Indian Fiction And A Reasoning Process That Has Used The Available Material Creditably.