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Duel for the Crown
  • Author : Linda Carroll,David Rosner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-04-22
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 1476733228

Summary: A gripping look at the great duel between Affirmed, the last horse to win the Triple Crown—comprised of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes—and his archrival, Alydar. From the moment they first galloped head-to-head in Saratoga Springs, the two chestnut colts showed they were the stuff of racing legend. Alydar, all muscle with a fearsome closing kick, was already the popular favorite to win the Kentucky Derby. Affirmed, deceptively laid-back streamlined elegance, was powered forward by his steely determination not to settle for second place. In the Sport of Kings, the Triple Crown is the most valued prize, requiring a horse to win not just one race, but three: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. And 1978 would not be just for the record books, but also one of the greatest dramas ever played out in the racing world. There were names to conjure with, worthy of the Sport of Kings. The bloodline of Native Dancer. The teen wonderboy jockey Steve Cauthen. The once unbeatable Calumet Farm—the Damn Yankees of the racing world—now in eclipse and hoping for a comeback. The newcomer Harbor View Farm—owned by brash financier Louis Wolfson, who wouldn’t let even a conviction and a prison sentence for securities violations stand in the way of his dreams of glory. And the racetracks themselves: Belmont, Saratoga, Pimlico. And, of course, Churchill Downs. It has been thirty-five years since Affirmed and Alydar fought for the Triple Crown, thirty-five years when no other horse has won it. Duel for the Crown brings this epic battle to life. Not just two magnificent Thoroughbreds but the colorful human personalities surrounding them, caught up in an ever-intensifying battle of will and wits that lasted until the photo finish of the final Triple Crown race . . . and Alydar and Affirmed leaped into the history books.


Crown Duel
  • Author : Sherwood Smith
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN Code: 9780152016081

Summary: To fulfill their father's dying wish, teenage Countess Meliara and her brother Branaric organize a revolution against a greedy king.







Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport
  • Author : Rob Steen
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2014-06-26
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1408181371

Summary: Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014 Spectator sport is living, breathing, non-stop theatre for all. Focusing on spectator sports and their accompanying issues, tracing their origins, evolution and impact, inside the lines and beyond the boundary, this book offers a thematic history of professional sport and the ingredients that magnetise millions around the globe. It tells the stories that matter: from the gladiators of Rome to the runners of Rift Valley via the innovator-missionaries of Rugby School; from multi-faceted British exports to the Americanisation of professionalism and the Indianisation of cricket. Rob Steen traces the development of these sports which captivate the turnstile millions and the mouse-clicking masses, addressing their key themes and commonalities, from creation myths to match fixing via race, politics, sexuality and internationalism. Insightful and revelatory, this is an entertaining exploration of spectator sports' intrinsic place in culture and how sport imitates life – and life imitates sport.




The Concussion Crisis
  • Author : Linda Carroll,David Rosner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-09-13
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 1451627467

Summary: FOR FAR TOO LONG, the menace of concussions has been hidden in plain sight. On playing fields across America, lives are being derailed by seemingly innocuous jolts to the head. From the peewees to the pros, concussions are reaching epidemic proportions. This book brings that hidden epidemic and its consequences out of the shadows. As frightening as the numbers are—estimates of sports-related concussions range from 1.6 million to 3.8 million annually in the United States—they can’t begin to explain the profound impact of a hidden health problem that can strike any of us. It is becoming increasingly clear that concussions, like severe head traumas, can rob us of our memory, our mental abilities, our very sense of self. Because the damage caused by a concussion is rarely visible to the naked eye or even on a brain scan, no one knows how many millions might be living lives devastated by an invisible injury too often shrugged off as “just a bump on the head.” This book puts a human face on a huge public health crisis. Through narratives that chronicle the poignant experiences of real people struggling with this invisible and often unrecognized brain injury, Linda Carroll and David Rosner bring home its potentially devastating consequences. Among those you will meet are a high school football player whose college dreams were derailed by a series of undiagnosed concussions, a hard-driving soccer star whose own struggles with concussions pushed her to crusade for safety reform as a coach and soccer mom, and an economist who lost her career because of lingering concussion symptoms from a fender bender. The Concussion Crisis weaves these human dramas with compelling stories of scientists and doctors who are unraveling the mysteries of how an invisible injury can wreak such havoc. It takes readers into the top labs, where scientists are teasing out what goes wrong in the brain after a jolt to the head, and into the nation’s leading concussion clinic, where patients get cutting-edge management and treatment. Carroll and Rosner analyze the cultural factors that allowed this burgeoning epidemic to fester unseen and untreated. They chronicle the growing public awareness sparked by the premature retirements of superstars like NFL quarterbacks Troy Aikman and Steve Young. And they argue for an immediate change in a macho culture that minimizes the dangers inherent in repeated jolts to the head. The Concussion Crisis sounds an urgent wake-up call to parents, coaches, trainers, doctors, and the athletes themselves. The book will stand as the definitive exploration of this heretofore-silent health crisis. It should be required reading for every parent with a child playing sports—in fact, by everyone who has ever suffered a hard bump on the head.



Crown Jewels of Thoroughbred Racing
  • Author : Richard Stone Reeves
  • Publisher : Eclipse Press
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 0939049902

Summary: Includes articles about twenty five of the world's most famous racetracks, along with paintings of many of the world's most famous race horses.


The Crown's Game
  • Author : Evelyn Skye
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-05-17
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 006242260X

Summary: "Gorgeous and richly imagined."—Sara Raasch, New York Times bestselling author of the Snow Like Ashes series "Teeming with hidden magic and fiery romance."—Sabaa Tahir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes Perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone and Red Queen, The Crown’s Game is a thrilling and atmospheric historical fantasy set in Imperial Russia about two teenagers who must compete for the right to become the Imperial Enchanter—or die in the process—from debut author Evelyn Skye. Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side. And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death. Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has? For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her. And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love . . . or be killed himself. As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear . . . the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.


Crown of the World
  • Author : Nathan Sadasivan
  • Publisher : Arx Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN Code: 1889758922

Summary: Here is the tale of Godfrey de Montferrat, a boy who became both a monk and a knight who swore an oath to defend the Kingdom of Jerusalem. It is also the tale of that kingdom, which men called Outremer-The Land Beyond the Sea. With the miraculous success of the First Crusade, all said that the heroic tales of old had come to life in that place. By Godfrey's time-the late 12th century-the Kingdom is dying, chivalry fading, hope growing cold, and foes pressing hard from every side. But Godfrey stands in contradiction to the prevailing rot-a young man striving to live up to the heroic ideal. Surrounded by greed and corruption, Godfrey must determine where his true loyalties lay: to friends? to prince? to love? to God? Around Godfrey swirl the loves, betrayals, triumphs, and disasters of the Kingdom's waning years. Knight of the Temple weaves together an exciting, multi-layered and historically faithful tale of the Land Beyond the Sea. From the desert wastes of Egypt, to the bustling streets of medieval Antioch, to the Holy City of Jerusalem itself, Nathan Sadasivan paints a vivid portrait of the Crusades strewn with unforgettable characters - Amalric, the ill-tempered King of Jerusalem; Malik, the proud young Saracen; Jacques, Godfrey's childhood friend; Tristan, the single-minded swordmaster, and Andronicus, the enigmatic Byzantine prince, among many others Knight of the Temple is the first book in the Crown of the World trilogy.


A History of Continental Criminal Procedure
  • Author : Adhémar Esmein
  • Publisher : The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN Code: 1584770422

Summary: Esmein, A[dhemar]. A History of Continental Criminal Procedure with Special Reference to France. Translated by John Simpson; with an editorial preface by William E. Mikell and introductions by Norman M. Trenholme and by William Renwick Riddell. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1913. xlv, 640 pp. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-045906. ISBN 1-58477-042-2. Cloth. $100. * Reprint of volume 5, Continental Legal History Series. Esmein, "the foremost legal scholar of France if not of the world" has here analyzed criminal procedure from its Roman origin, through primitive Germanic, and throughout French criminal procedure from the 1200s to the 1800s, as well as 19th century criminal procedure in other countries in this "masterly work...This volume is to be unqualifiedly commended as a standard and sufficient history of continental criminal procedure." J.H.B. Harv. L. Rev. 27:294-295.


Servant of the Crown
  • Author : Brian McClellan
  • Publisher : Brian McClellan
  • Release Date : 2014-06-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 78
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Captain Tamas is an ambitious young officer in the Adran army. As a commoner, he is one of very few without noble blood to hold a rank. When he challenges the son of a duke over an insult, the subsequent duel lands him in hot water with the nobility and the royal cabal of Privileged sorcerers. Tamas is soon drawn into a conflict that goes to the very highest office in the land, and his only ally is the most unlikely of people; a young noblewoman named Erika, who needs Tamas to teach her how to wield her powers as a powder mage.



Santa Clarita Valley
  • Author : John Boston,Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-04-13
  • Category: Photography
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN Code: 1439638098

Summary: A trade crossroads dating back to Native American times, Santa Clarita may be relatively new in the story of Los Angeles Countys suburban sprawl, but old-timers also recall it as the Navel of the Universe. A Chinese general once declared the Santa Clarita Valley one of the top 10 military targets on Earth. Located east of the Ventura County line where the valley creates a break in the Angeles National Forest, Santa Clarita has been home to cowboys, movie stars, farmers, and pistol fighters. With a diverse population of 250,000 today, the Santa Clarita Valley still boasts an eclectic heritage. The Wests first major oil refinery is located here. The ground was bloodied by at least 21 deaths in one of Americas last and greatest range wars. And local lore has maintained that the worlds largest grizzly bear, weighing more than a ton, was shot here.


A History of the Criminal Law of England
  • Author : James Fitzjames Stephen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-23
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN Code: 1108060714

Summary: Published in 1883, this three-volume account of English criminal law's development since 1200 remains a classic work of legal historical scholarship.




Crown of Midnight
  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-08-15
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 1408834952

Summary: The action-packed, heart-wrenching and fantastically addictive sequel to Sarah J. Maas's epic YA fantasy debut THRONE OF GLASS. Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful – the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But though she won the King's contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her heart. Celaena faces a choice that is tearing her to pieces: kill in cold blood for a man she hates, or risk sentencing those she loves to death. Celaena must decide what she will fight for: survival, love or the future of a kingdom. Because an assassin cannot have it all ... And trying to may just destroy her.




Sir Barton and the Making of the Triple Crown
  • Author : Jennifer S. Kelly
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2019-04-22
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN Code: 0813177170

Summary: He was always destined to be a champion. Royally bred, with English and American classic winners in his pedigree, Sir Barton shone from birth, dubbed the "king of them all." But after a winless two-year-old season and a near-fatal illness, uncertainty clouded the start of Sir Barton's three-year-old season. Then his surprise victory in America's signature race, the Kentucky Derby, started him on the road to history, where he would go on to dominate the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes, completing America's first Triple Crown. His wins inspired the ultimate chase for greatness in American horse racing and established an elite group that would grow to include legends like Citation, Secretariat, and American Pharoah. After a series of dynamic wins in 1920, popular opinion tapped Sir Barton as the best challenger for the wonder horse Man o' War, and demanded a match race to settle once and for all which horse was the greatest. That duel would cement the reputation of one horse for all time and diminish the reputation of the other for the next century -- until now. Sir Barton and the Making of the Triple Crown is the first book to focus on Sir Barton, his career, and his historic impact on horse racing. Author Jennifer S. Kelly uses extensive research and historical sources to examine this champion's life and achievements. Kelly charts how Sir Barton broke track records, scored victories over other champions, and sparked the yearly pursuit of Triple Crown glory. This book reveals the legacy of Sir Barton and his seminal contributions to Thoroughbred racing one hundred years after his pioneering achievement.










The Poisoned Crown
  • Author : Hugh Kingsmill
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1944
  • Category: Biography
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: A study, through an examination of the careers of Queen Elizabeth, Cromwell, Napoleon and Lincoln, of the effects of absolute power upon the character.


A Duel of Giants
  • Author : David Wetzel
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN Code: 9780299174941

Summary: Combining impeccable scholarship and literary elegance, David Wetzel depicts the drama of machinations and passions that exploded in a war that forever changed the face of European history.


The Vandals' Crown
  • Author : Gregory J. Millman
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Painting a vivid picture of the new financial revolutionaries, the story of a powerful group of private investors reveals how they have outmaneuvered the world's most powerful nations in the burgeoning global financial markets. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. Tour.


Between Clan and Crown
  • Author : Lee A. Farrow
  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN Code: 9780874138870

Summary: "Farrow's conclusions are based on extensive research in published and archival primary sources, including inheritance and land disputes overseen by the Imperial Russian Senate, as well as confiscation records from the Chancellery of Confiscations, and are an important contribution to the ongoing debate about the nature of Russian aristocracy."--Jacket.