A Friendly Basketball Dictator

In those forty seven years I filled more then forty notebooks with my experiences, ideas, thoughts, readings, materials collected from basketball clinics, information taken from other professionals (clergy, coaches, teachers, writers, etc.) ...

A Friendly Basketball Dictator

Author: Eldon Price

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492813804

Page: 336

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I was a friendly dictator for forty seven years. In those forty seven years I filled more then forty notebooks with my experiences, ideas, thoughts, readings, materials collected from basketball clinics, information taken from other professionals (clergy, coaches, teachers, writers, etc.), motivational materials, and more with the intent of some day writing a book about what it entails to be a friendly dictator (head basketball coach)

Becoming Kim Jong Un

A Former CIA Officer's Insights into North Korea's Enigmatic Young Dictator Jung H. Pak. himself but he was not very good at German and became flustered ...

Becoming Kim Jong Un

Author: Jung H. Pak

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 1984819739

Page: 336

View: 290

A groundbreaking account of the rise of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un—from his nuclear ambitions to his summits with President Donald J. Trump—by a leading American expert “Shrewdly sheds light on the world’s most recognizable mysterious leader, his life and what’s really going on behind the curtain.”—Newsweek When Kim Jong Un became the leader of North Korea following his father's death in 2011, predictions about his imminent fall were rife. North Korea was isolated, poor, unable to feed its people, and clinging to its nuclear program for legitimacy. Surely this twentysomething with a bizarre haircut and no leadership experience would soon be usurped by his elders. Instead, the opposite happened. Now in his midthirties, Kim Jong Un has solidified his grip on his country and brought the United States and the region to the brink of war. Still, we know so little about him—or how he rules. Enter former CIA analyst Jung Pak, whose brilliant Brookings Institution essay “The Education of Kim Jong Un” cemented her status as the go-to authority on the calculating young leader. From the beginning of Kim’s reign, Pak has been at the forefront of shaping U.S. policy on North Korea and providing strategic assessments for leadership at the highest levels in the government. Now, in this masterly book, she traces and explains Kim’s ascent on the world stage, from his brutal power-consolidating purges to his abrupt pivot toward diplomatic engagement that led to his historic—and still poorly understood—summits with President Trump. She also sheds light on how a top intelligence analyst assesses thorny national security problems: avoiding biases, questioning assumptions, and identifying risks as well as opportunities. In piecing together Kim’s wholly unique life, Pak argues that his personality, perceptions, and preferences are underestimated by Washington policy wonks, who assume he sees the world as they do. As the North Korean nuclear threat grows, Becoming Kim Jong Un gives readers the first authoritative, behind-the-scenes look at Kim’s character and motivations, creating an insightful biography of the enigmatic man who could rule the hermit kingdom for decades—and has already left an indelible imprint on world history.

Atlas Obscura

Animal trophies make a popular dictator-to-dictator gift: Fidel Castro handed ... of state presented Kim Jong-il with a basketball signed by Michael Jordan.

Atlas Obscura

Author: Joshua Foer

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 076118967X

Page: 480

View: 323

It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England. Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer. Anyone can be a tourist. ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer.

Adventures of a Postmodern Historian

... everything from interviews with football and basketball coaches to those ... I knew that Francisco Franco was a military dictator, a former ally of ...

Adventures of a Postmodern Historian

Author: Robert A. Rosenstone

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474274234

Page: 224

View: 117

Robert Rosenstone was among the first 'postmodern' historians, and remains one of the most renowned. In this honest, revealing and often funny memoir, he shows us how he got there and why. Adventures of a Postmodern Historian chronicles Rosenstone's research journeys over half a century. Beginning in the 1960s, his offbeat trajectory took him on adventures through the police states of Franco Spain and the Soviet Union, to the Shinto shrines and Zen temples of Japan and ultimately to Hollywood. Alongside his own memoirs, Rosenstone reflects upon developments and changes within the realm of professional history, which in turn reflect the social, cultural, and intellectual shifts of the late 20th century. A pioneer of experimental and creative history, he suggests how the experience of the historian can inflect the written history, and provides a defence of innovation in historical writing that is both intellectually rigorous and entertaining. In doing so he offers a window into the state of history today – and points to exciting new ways of writing the past. This is a book about the craft of history, about both doing research and writing it. It should be required reading for all historians.

Reagan in His Own Hand

Now we're playing basketball in Cuba. ... McGovern and Castro in which the Sen. found the Cuban dictator to be a charming, friendly WELL INFORMED fellow.

Reagan  in His Own Hand

Author: Ronald Reagan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074320123X

Page: 549

View: 900

Presents a collection of annotated documents that reveal how Ronald Reagan served as the intellectual architect of the 1980s prosperity and of the strategy that won the Cold War.

Reagan In His Own Hand

Now we're playing basketball in Cuba. ... McGovern and Castro in which the Sen. found the Cuban dictator to be a charming, friendly WELL INFORMED fellow.

Reagan  In His Own Hand

Author: Kiron K. Skinner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743214951

Page: 576

View: 712

Until Alzheimer's disease wreaked its gradual destruction, Ronald Reagan was an inveterate writer. He wrote not only letters, short fiction, poetry, and sports stories, but speeches, newspaper articles, and radio commentary on public policy issues, both foreign and domestic. Most of Reagan's original writings are pre-presidential. From 1975 to 1979 he gave more than 1,000 daily radio broadcasts, two-thirds of which he wrote himself. They cover every topic imaginable: from labor policy to the nature of communism, from World War II to the second Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty, from the future of Africa and East Asia to that of the United States and the world. They range from highly specific arguments to grand philosophy to personal stories. Even those who knew him best were largely unaware of Reagan's output. George Shultz, as he explains in the Foreword, was surprised when he first saw the manuscripts, but on reflection he really was not surprised at all. Here is definitive proof that Ronald Reagan was far more than a Great Communicator of other people's ideas. He was very much the author of his own ideas, with a single vision that he pursued relentlessly at home and abroad. Reagan, In His Own Hand presents this vision through Reagan's radio writings as well as other writings selected from throughout his life: short stories written in high school and college, a poem from his high school yearbook, newspaper articles, letters, and speeches both before and during the presidency. It offers many surprises, beginning with the fact that Reagan's writings exist in such size and breadth at all. While he was writing batches and batches of radio addresses, Reagan was also traveling the country, collaborating on a newspaper column, giving hundreds of speeches, and planning his 1980 campaign. Yet the wide reading and deep research self-evident here suggest a mind constantly at work. The selections are reproduced with Reagan's own edits, offering a unique window into his thought processes. These writings show that Reagan had carefully considered nearly every issue he would face as president. When he fired the striking air-traffic controllers, many thought that he was simply seizing an unexpected opportunity to strike a blow at organized labor. In fact, as he wrote in the '70s, he was opposed to public-sector unions using strikes. There has been much debate as to whether he deserves credit for the end of the cold war; here, in a 1980 campaign speech draft, he lays out a detailed vision of the grand strategy that he would pursue in order to encourage the Soviet system to collapse of its own weight, completely consistent with the policies of his presidency. Furthermore, in 1984, Reagan drafted comments he would make to Soviet foreign minister Andrei Gromyko at a critical meeting that would eventually lead to history's greatest reductions in armaments. Ronald Reagan's writings will change his reputation even among some of his closest allies and friends. Here, in his own hand, Reagan the thinker is finally fully revealed.

March of the Lemmings

5 In a modern echo of Hoxha–Wisdom, the American basketball player Dennis Rodman sees himself as the unofficial peacebroker between the US and North Korea.

March of the Lemmings

Author: Stewart Lee

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571357040

Page: 324

View: 674

As a Metropolitan Elitist Snowflake, Stewart Lee was disappointed by the Brexit referendum result of 2016. But he knew how to weaponise his inconvenience. He would treat all his subsequent writing, until we left the EU, as interrelated episodes of a complete work. The cast of characters include Lemming-obsessed Michael Gove, violent tanning-salon entrepreneur Tommy Robinson and Boris Piccaninny Watermelon Bumboys Letterbox Cake Disaster Weightloss Haircut Bullshit Johnson. A dramatic chorus is made up of online commenters and Kremlin bots. And Lee himself would play the defeated, unreliable narrator-hero, whose resolve and tolerance would gradually unravel as the horror show dragged on. Until the 29 March, 2019, when it would all definitely be over Drawing on three years of newspaper columns, a complete transcript of the Content Provider stand-up show, and Lee's caustic footnote commentary, March of the Lemmings is the scathing, riotous record the Brexit era deserves.

Boys Life

If Cromwell dissolved it, he would become a dictator, for he did not share Harry Vane's dream of a representative republic. So Vane stood his ground when ...

Boys  Life

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 88

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

Sydney Omarr s Sun Moon and You

... Adolf Hitler ( dictator ) , Meadowlark Lemon ( basketball player ) ... Affable , open , and friendly on the surface , you obviously care about people ...

Sydney Omarr s Sun  Moon  and You

Author: Phyllis Vega

Publisher: Signet

ISBN: 9780451214546

Page: 336

View: 384

Drawn from the Sun (outer self) and Moon (inner self), this practical, timely guide will help readers understand their place in the universe, revealing how to reach their personal and financial goals, make lasting friendships, find love, and much more by learning how to read sun and moon signs. Original.

The European Culture Area

... have become more child friendly with the addition of basketball courts, ... during the 40- year reign of dictator Francisco Franco, who died in 1975.

The European Culture Area

Author: Alexander B. Murphy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538127601

Page: 456

View: 473

Now in an updated, full-color edition, this leading textbook has been thoroughly revised to reflect the sweeping economic, social, political, and environmental changes facing Europe. Inclusive, rich in ideas, lively, interesting, and humanistic, The European Culture Area remains the text of choice for courses on the geography of Europe.--Corey Johnson, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Jump Shooting to a Higher Degree

My Basketball Odyssey Sheldon Anderson ... totalitarian dictator, he did not envision the complete isolation of his sphere of influence from the West, ...

Jump Shooting to a Higher Degree

Author: Sheldon Anderson

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1496228707

Page: 208

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Jump Shooting to a Higher Degree chronicles Sheldon Anderson’s basketball career from grade school in small-town Moorhead, Minnesota, in the 1960s, to inner-city high school and college ball in Minneapolis, to a professional career in West Germany, and finally to communist Poland, where he did PhD research while on a basketball junket behind the Iron Curtain in the late 1980s. Because he was the only American player in the league at the time, and with help from a Polish scholar, Anderson was one of the first Western scholars to gain access to Communist Party documents. He's also likely the only American scholar to have funded his research by playing semi-pro basketball in a communist country. Jump Shooting to a Higher Degree is much more than a basketball story. Anderson provides insights into the everyday lives of people behind the Iron Curtain, such as the English coach he played for in West Germany, an elderly woman he visited many times in East Germany, and a sailmaker’s family he lived with in Warsaw. He reflects on German, Polish, and Cold War history, providing a commentary on the times and the places where he lived and played, and the importance of basketball along the way.

India and China

Sailors from the two countries played friendly football and basketball matches ... and supported military dictatorships in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

India and China

Author: B. R. Deepak

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9811595003

Page: 183

View: 550

This book examines the changing dynamics of the issues between India and China in the wake of extensive globalisation, economic slowdown, the trade wars, Covid 19, Galwan and the undercurrents in the emerging new global order. Providing a comprehensive overview of India–China relationship and the role of the USA in the context of India’s economic and security cooperation in the region, it argues that India–China relations are too complex to be defined through the binary of friendship and enmity, since it includes an element of cooperation, competition, coordination and as well as conflict and confrontation. The book also opens new avenues for research. As such it is of interest to researchers and students of Asian studies, Asian history, China studies, peace and conflict studies and international relations.

Tribulations of the Shortcut Man

By the basketball court. Ten o'clock.” “See you there. ... What we needed around here was a dictator issuing orders to dance. Which reminded me.

Tribulations of the Shortcut Man

Author: p.g. sturges

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143919422X

Page: 256

View: 685

A follow-up to Shortcut Man finds Dick Henry reluctantly aiding a pole dancer former girlfriend whose wealthy septuagenarian boyfriend is found secretly dead in his mansion at the same time a news story breaks about how he is on a honeymoon with a mysterious new wife. 15,000 first printing.

Living with Love Laughter Lemonade

A Friendly Smile by Jennifer Uhl I used to think that math teachers were strict , dictators of equations and theorems . Not to mention I also found them ...

Living with Love  Laughter   Lemonade

Author: Paul S. Bodner

Publisher: Dad's Lemonade Stand Incorporated

ISBN: 9780974302515

Page: 177

View: 290

As part of a scholarship contest, over 7,000 stories were submitted and judged by an editorial board based upon story and style. 97 entries were selected to be published, with a byline credit awarded to the winning authors. Yuba City, California student Britt Flaherty wrote the winning story. Her story is a moving, emotional tribute to a teacher who made a difference that will last forever. "Everyone has had a teacher who really made a difference in their lives," said Bodner. "This book is unique because we publish the words as they were written, in the voice of the young person. It is a positive, appreciative voice that is honest and emotional, and it carries a message that makes us all appreciate those who are supportive in our lives."

The Mad Professor

“An inspiring teacher, he has taught Great Dictators, [srns anal ... “He has coached winning teams in basketball and baseball, and authored a recent book ...

The Mad Professor

Author: Rupert Schmitt

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450288405

Page: 576

View: 241

"The Mad Professor" is the story of one man's battle in the 1960-70's Pacific Northwest against institutionalized bureaucracy and the strangulating effects of academic politics. Leo Bauer is first encouraged and then destroyed by the academic machine. The novel is literary, not easy to pigeonhole. "The Mad Professor" is a divergent novel, a confession of sorts by a man subversive to the organizations governing his life while remaining committed in his dedication to the natural world of Wisconsin, Utah, and Washington whose natural history is contemplated and analyzed. Bureaucracy represented by a community college is explored through hallucinations, stream of consciousness and magical realism. While Leo Bauer searches for authenticity life hammers him and he suffers losses of his profession, wife, reputation and assets during the Vietnam era, the time of sex, drugs, rock and roll, oil crisis and recession. Despite the somber nature of his struggle the novel has a great deal of broad and satiric humor. Leo Bauer's fantasy world becomes wilder and wilder including his exploration of a huge DNA Helix, the prophecies of a lobotomized fellow teacher, and the Curriculum of Death in which students are bombed and attacked with strafing airplanes. This digressive narrative resists linearity. Leo Bauer commences life in Wisconsin where he experiences paradise among the lakes and forests. Throughout this man searches for authenticity in a culture of false values. Librarians and booksellers should classify it as community college satire.

Canada s Other Game

Basketball from Naismith to Nash Brian I. Daly ... Thoughlaid back and friendly off the court, Nashwasall business onit,displaying an intense, ...

Canada s Other Game

Author: Brian I. Daly

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459706358

Page: 296

View: 111

The story of Canada’s other game from its invention by a Canadian to its current struggle for popularity. Basketball, the only major world sport undeniably invented by a Canadian, has ironically failed to win Canadians’ hearts more than a century after its creation. James Naismith’s brainchild is a popular recreational pastime in his homeland, but players with bigger dreams had better take their talents south of the border. Canadian hoops has languished in the seemingly eternal shadow of hockey, with its cannibalization of air time, advertising dollars, and corporate capital. Faced with limited opportunities at home, as many as 50 teenagers flock to U.S. prep schools and colleges every year to chase their dreams of college stardom and, much less likely, a shot at glory in the NBA. Against all odds, a skinny kid from Victoria named Steve Nash managed to reach the pinnacle of the sport, with a whirling-dervish style that earned him two MVP awards in the world’s greatest league. Today, a new generation of Canadians stand poised to follow in Nash’s path. But will their success spark a renaissance back home? This book chronicles basketball’s struggle to overcome its history as a poor cousin in a hockey-mad nation.

The Holy Trinity of American Sports

Civil Religion in Football, Baseball, and Basketball Craig A. Forney ... sports fans act as demanding dictators of players during game action at night, ...

The Holy Trinity of American Sports

Author: Craig A. Forney

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0881461733

Page: 224

View: 449

Explores how three sports--football, baseball and basketball--interact toward a civil religion in the United States, providing extended seasons to supplement holidays and conveying doctrines about the source of truth, where to find knowledge of truths and how to solve problems. Original.