WINNER of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015 In the last two decades football in Britain has made the transition from a peripheral dying sport to the very centre of our popular culture, from an economic basket-case to a booming entertainment industry. What does it mean when football becomes so central to our private and political lives? Has it enriched us or impoverished us? In this sparkling book David Goldblatt argues that no social phenomenon tracks the momentous economic, social and political changes of the post-Thatcherite era in a more illuminating manner than football, and no cultural practice sheds more light on the aspirations and attitudes of our long boom and now calamitous bust. A must-read for the thinking football fan, The Game of Our Lives will appeal to readers of Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby and Inverting the Pyramid by Jonathan Wilson. It will also be relished by readers of British social history such as Austerity Britain by David Kynaston. 'Brilliantly incisive. Goldblatt is not merely the best football historian writing today, he is possibly the best there has ever been. Goldblatt's book could hardly be more impressive' Sunday Times
In this bestselling timeless classic, Peter Gzowski recounts the 1980-81 season he spent travelling around the NHL circuit with the Edmonton Oilers. These were the days when the young Oilers, led by a teenaged Wayne Gretzky, were poised on the edge of greatness, and about to blaze their way into the record books and the consciousness of a nation. While the story of the early Oilers embodies the book, The Game of Our Lives is much more than a retelling of one season in the life of an NHL team. Unlike any book ever written in the annals of hockey, Gzowski beautifully weaves together the anatomy of a modern NHL team with the magnificent history of the game to create one of the best books about hockey in Canada. Here are the great teams and the great players through the ages—Morenz, Richard, Howe, Orr, Hull—the men whose rare and indefinable genius on the ice exemplified the speed, grit and innovation of the game. The Game of Our Lives is the best book on the Canadian passion for hockey; a wondrously perceptive account of the hold the game has on Canadians. —Jack Granatstein, The National Post
In the late spring of 1950, eleven young immigrants' sons, most of them strangers to each other, came together for the love and fun of a game of soccer. They came from Missouri, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New York, from jobs in canneries, brickyards, post offices, classrooms, and bars, to play for their country in the 1950 World Cup, resulting in what has since been called, by scores of sources for more than forty years, the greatest upset victory in the history of American sports. But no one in America at the time paid attention. Their only public honor--roughly twenty minutes' worth--was from a throng of strangers in a Brazilian mining town. Geoffrey Douglas's The Game of Their Lives is the story of the lives of these men: their jobs, wives, sweethearts, neighborhoods, the innocence of their era, the anonymity in which they worked and played. It is the story of heroism, stoicism, and simple unsung grace. Of a time before television, endorsement contracts, movie rights for serial killers, and seven-figure idols who denigrate us all. And ultimately--though it is not a sports story--it is the story of a game, played brilliantly. A single game of soccer, the greater game of life.
An account of the history-making 1958 championship game between the New York Giants and the Baltimore Colts is told from the vantage points of twelve key contributors, including Frank Gifford, Alan Ameche, and Sam Huff. Reprint.
Winning Solutions For Solving Everyday Problems. A Guide To Letting Go Of Our Fears And Misconceptions.
Author: John Adam Kovin
The critics are calling How To Play the Game Of Life And Win one of the best self-help books ever written. Not since The Road Less Traveled have I been so moved. John is evidence to me that God speaks and works through other people. This book is divinely inspired. -Rev. Donald TheodoreDestined to be a bestseller. -Rick Gerard, Miami WeeklyWritten in simple yet profound language that is easy to understand. It is helpful and can be an inspiration to everyone. John is a great writer with a strong message. -Betsy A Haas, MA, President, Esteemed Human Development This book is a guide to changing our old ways of thinking that are no longer working and replacing them with simple solutions. We all have the ability to fine-tune our instincts. When we learn to love other people we, learn to love ourselves in return. It is only when we recognize that we are both the problem and the solution that we are able to grow both mentally and spiritually.
What's the quality of your game? Is your game of life being played as you desire? What are the rules to your game of life? C. K. Hersh leads the reader through a series of entertaining stories, exercises, and questions that empower the reader to find his or her game. Any athlete who is training uses specific tools and skills to improve his or her play of a specific game. Tennis players drill their forehands, backhands, and different spins they put on the ball. Similarly, we have tools and skills we use to play the game of life. They include points of view and thinking patterns as well as life experiences and lessons we've learned over the years. Just as athletes train their bodies to participate in a sport, we can also train ourselves to strengthen our knowledge and skill in how we play the game of life. Our goal? To enjoy the game of life -- fully in the moment. This entertaining book will help get you in the game you desire.
This book will open your mind and renew your life! The late Florence Scovel Shinn, artist, metaphysician, and lecturer, left us with this beautiful and inspiring book brimming with precious brimming with the power of the word and the precions knowledge of the laws of perfect self-expression, and intuition. Her enlightening words and basic principles will teach you to turn defeat into victory...lack into prosperity...fear into faith...and resentment into love. Learn how to use the power of your thought, and make life a "winning game" -- not a losing battle.
A Guide to the Game of Life and How to Play It Successfully
Author: Kerry Evans-Alder
Publisher: Balboa Press
Are you happy with your life? At one time or another, every one of us has gone through a dark time as we struggle with our relationships, sense of purpose, finances, or health. It's part of being human. This guide shares some of the best secrets, strategies, and tips that Kerry, the founder of Blossom Body & Soul, a qualified homeopath and holistic counsellor with a successful practice in Perth, Australia, has successfully used and has shared with her clients. These insights can help you to create a life you can truly love. Do you realise that you control your destiny? Do you understand that you can create a life you love? Do you know that you can make your dreams come true? By using the keys contained within and adopting these simple practices, you can immediately begin to create and live a life you love. Incorporate these healthy and loving new strategies, and you may soon begin to see a new life emerge. Welcome to your new world!
God spoke to me and this is what he said! Do you ever wonder why bad things happen? Why did my child die? Why did a hurricane kill so many people? Why did I lose my job? How many times have you blamed God? Now, what if I told you that you are in a huge multi-faceted game? A game where you are the hero battling spiritual forces of evil. I must be joking, let me prove it to you! In 'The Game of Life', I will answer the question, why? I will reveal the true purpose for each experience you go through. I will use my life as an illustration to show you the veil of darkness and demonstrate to you the battle between good versus evil. More importantly, I will explain why the game is about to end! Yes, the clock is ticking down to the very last second! Are you playing your 'Game of Life' to win?