Legends In Black

Author: Tom Johnson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1743486138
Size: 13.48 MB
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Legends in Black, a truly special book and the result of unprecedented access to some of the biggest names in New Zealand rugby, reveals the experiences, secrets and reflections of All Black greats on why we win. Through incisive, frank and no-holds-barred interviews, they share thoughts on every aspect of what it means to be an All Black: first being selected, the haka, the evolution of international and provincial rugby, professionalism, team pecking orders, the importance of socialising and camaraderie, technical advances in the game, drugs and alcohol, coaching and leadership.

Black Legends Of Kansas

Author: Mary Dean
Publisher: B.Global Entertainment
ISBN: 9780996589925
Size: 41.10 MB
Format: PDF
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Discover the passion and purpose behind more than 100 African American Kansas women in this book compiled by Author Mary Dean. From the fields of education to entrepreneurship, the breadth and scope of achievement contained within these passages is nothing short of inspirational.

Legends In Their Time

Author: George Sherwood
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459714946
Size: 35.91 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A remarkable cast of past and present young Canadians stride across the pages of Legends In Their Time, each having a significant role to play in Canadian history. Beginning in the 1500s and moving on into the 20th century, each chapter contributes insights into the evolution of Canada as a nation. Author George Sherwood’s thorough research and his scene setting bring to life the heroic accomplishments and tragic exploits that make Canada’s story a fascinating and entertaining account. Included are explorer Etienne Brule; Osborne Anderson, survivor of Harper’s Ferry; inventor Armand Bombardier; human rights activist Toy Jin "Jean" Wong; and the heroic Terry Fox, to name but a few of the extraordinary lives that are chronicled. Complementing the text are historic photographs and original artwork by award-winning artist Stewart Sherwood. "For those who think Canada lacks heroes or Canada does not honour its heroes, Legends In Their Time is the book for you. Extensively researched and written in an engaging style, it recognizes that heroes and heroines come in many forms, as shown in the richness of our history.” - John Myers, Teacher Educator, OISE/UT

Prague In Danger

Author: Peter Demetz
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374531560
Size: 80.72 MB
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A follow-up to Prague in Black and Gold provides a compelling study of life in the Czech capital during the years of Nazi occupation, from 1939 to 1945, combining the author's personal recollections of the period with facts about the German takeover, the harsh conditions that existed, the growing underground opposition, everyday life, and the 1945 liberation of Bohemia. Reprint.


Author: James Kerr
Publisher: Constable
ISBN: 1472104900
Size: 10.28 MB
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Champions do extra. They sweep the sheds. They follow the spearhead. They keep a blue head. They are good ancestors. In Legacy, best-selling author James Kerr goes deep into the heart of the world's most successful sporting team, the legendary All Blacks of New Zealand, to reveal 15 powerful and practical lessons for leadership and business. Legacy is a unique, inspiring handbook for leaders in all fields, and asks: What are the secrets of success - sustained success? How do you achieve world-class standards, day after day, week after week, year after year? How do you handle pressure? How do you train to win at the highest level? What do you leave behind you after you're gone? What will be your legacy?

Sutton Companion To British Folklore Myths Legends

Author: Marc Alexander
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750954272
Size: 15.72 MB
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Britain's rich and varied folklore, legends and beliefs provide a unique insight into the island's turbulent history. Every invader, refugee or settler has helped contribute some new element or twist to the complex pattern of our national heritage, and new myths are still in the making. This volume provides a comprehensive companion to legends and customs in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. A general introduction is followed by fifteen sections (Customs and Pageantry, Standing Stones, Mythical Creatures, The Arthurian Cycle, Christian Folklore, The Devil and his Works, Fairy Lore, Witchcraft and Magic, Heroes and Villains, Historical Hauntings, Mysteries of the Past, Omens and Family Traditions, Superstitions and Charms, Royal Traditions, and Pub Lore of Old England), each of which also has its own short preface but is mainly presented as an A-Z guide, e.g. within Mythical Creatures find out about the Loch Ness Monster, St George and the Dragon, the Yeth or Wish Hounds etc; within Heroes and Villains are Arthur, Boudicca, Robert the Bruce, Robin Hood etc. References are included to relevant places to visit, and at the end of the book there is a fully up-to-date Folk Custom Calendar of events being held throughout the year, plus a substantial list of further reading.

What Happens Next Contemporary Urban Legends And Popular Culture

Author: Gail de Vos
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598846345
Size: 67.16 MB
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This fascinating book uncovers the history behind urban legends and explains how the contemporary iterations of familiar fictional tales provide a window into the modern concerns—and digital advancements—of our society. • Extended examples of the literature and references to contemporary legends • Relevant, insightful comments from seasoned authors in the genre • A comprehensive overview of recent available research • A list of Internet sites that debunk or confirm urban legends