Torvill Dean

Torvill   Dean
Author: Jayne Torvill,Christopher Dean
Publsiher: Carol Publishing Corporation
Total Pages: 390
Release: 1996
Genre: Ice dancers
ISBN: 1559723904

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Torvill and Dean, the world's most successful and popular skating couple, tell their own story, from their working-class childhoods in Nottingham to world stardom with their own multi-million dollar show. of photos, many in color.

Historical Dictionary of Figure Skating

Historical Dictionary of Figure Skating
Author: James R. Hines
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2011-04-22
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9780810870857

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The Historical Dictionary of Figure Skating relates the history of the sport through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on hundreds of skaters, past and present, but also on skating countries, governing bodies, skating disciplines, technical elements, skating styles, and many other subjects. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of figure skating.

What a Man s Gotta Do

What a Man s Gotta Do
Author: Antony Easthope
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1992
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0415906385

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Although images of women in the mass media have been widely discussed ln recent years, there is no equivalent analysis of men. Once again masculinity seems to have succeeded in passing itself off as universal and invisible. In this book, Antony Easthope argues that, far from being universal, the main tradition of masculinity in the West is both specific and peculiar. What is masculinity? Drawing up psychoanalysis and an understanding of ideology, Easthope shows how the masculine myth forces men to try to be masculine and only masculine, denying their feminine side. In an original contribution to the understanding of gender he analyzes masculinity as it is represented in a wide range of mass media--films, television, newspapers, pop music, and pulp novels. Why are two men in a John Wayne western more concerned with each other than with the women in their lives? Is aggressive male banter a sign that men hate or love each other? Why does a jealous man always have to see his rival? Written in lively, witty, and accessible style, this book is certain to become controversial but essential reading for a wide range of courses in popular culture, mass media, and cultural studies, as well as those in film study, literature, and sociology.--From back cover.

The International Who s Who of Women 2002

The International Who s Who of Women 2002
Author: Elizabeth Sleeman
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2001
Genre: Biography
ISBN: 1857431227

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Over 5,500 detailed biographies of the most eminent, talented and distinguished women in the world today.

Inside Edge A Revealing Journey Into the Secret World of Figure Skating

Inside Edge  A Revealing Journey Into the Secret World of Figure Skating
Author: Christine Brennan
Publsiher: Japanime Co. Ltd.
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2022-02-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9784910659107

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Figure skating is the most beautiful and mysterious of all sports. When the skaters are on the ice, every twitch of a muscle and every slip of a skate blade is visible for the world to see. In Inside Edge, Christine Brennan chronicles—for the first time—a season on the skating circuit, intimately portraying the lives, on and off the ice, of the sport's current and upcoming stars. Woven into the narrative are stories of figure skating luminaries—including Peggy Fleming, Janet Lynn, Katarina Witt, Brian Boitano, Scott Hamilton, Kristi Yamaguchi, Nancy Kerrigan, Oksana Baiul, Michelle Kwan, Rudy Galindo, and Tara Lipinski. Revealing the backstage conflicts high-profile figure skaters face, and the ambition that drives them, Brennan also tells the stories of their families, of improbable rises to the top, and of wasted talents. If skaters are perfect, they can become international heroes. But if they fall, if they miss a three-revolution jump on a quarter-inch blade of steel, the despair is theirs alone. This is their life on the edge, where decades of training culminate in little more than four crucial minutes on the ice. There is no other sport like it. There is no other story like theirs.

Batting Cleanup Bill Conlin

 Batting Cleanup  Bill Conlin
Author: Bill Conlin
Publsiher: Temple University Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1997
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 1566395410

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For over three decades Bill Conlin has anchored one of America's best sports sections: the back pages of thePhiladelphia Daily News.Conlin has spent his entire career in Philadelphia, starting with thePhiladelphia Bulletinbut he is probably best known for his tremendous contribution to thePhiladelphia Daily News.This sassy tabloid combines sharp reporting with lively opinion writing, provocative headlines, and its irreverent voice as a self-styled "People Paper." Its sports section, in particular, bristles with what Philadelphians call "atty-tude.""Batting Cleanup, Bill Conlin"is a collection of his best sports writing. From behind the scenes, Conlin presents athletes as all too human but his descriptions of game action convey the magnitude of the athletes' talent, and the demands of the sport itself. His writing is widely appreciated for the way it captures an intricate moment of baseball time through a series of sharp images and dynamic verbs. In making the selections for this volume, editor Kevin Kerrane reveals how Conlin's playfulness with language and ideas led to creative nicknames —like "The Jowly Grim Giant" for Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson—and to entire stories based on outrageous premises. Who else would report a baseball game from the viewpoint of a space alien? Who else would interview God to find out what He really thinks about Randall Cunningham? Conlin's columns deal with just about everything. Or maybe it just seems that way because he brings just about everything to bear on a topic that interests him: lessons from military history, characters from Shakespeare, personal experiences, persistent reporting, amusing one-liners, and laugh-out-loud jokes. His "King of the World" columns offer a fantasy of poetic justice in which fools and knaves are skewered, but with humor rather than heavy-handed moralizing. This humor, insight, keen intelligence, and a true love of sport has made Conlin a cult figure among sports fans. Kerrane explains such admiration this way: "It's not just because of Conlin's fierce honesty, or broad curiosity, or Irish wit, it's also because of his deep feeling for the values of sport—which baseball, in his telling, crystallizes so beautifully." Author note:Kevin Kerraneis Professor of English at the University of Delaware, Newark.

A 1980s Childhood

A 1980s Childhood
Author: Michael A Johnson
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2011-11-30
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780752478913

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Do you remember trying to solve the Rubik's cube whilst dressed in your He-Man picture pyjamas? Did you try to make 'cool' sound effects with your mouth like Jones from Police Academy? Or maybe you swooned over Scott and Charlene's (aka Jason and Kylie's) wedding of the year? If that sounds like you, there's no mistaking you were a child of the eighties. Rev up your DeLorean, switch on the Flux Capacitor and take a cruise back through the decade that made you the person you are today. This amusing and entertaining collection of reminiscences will jog the memories of all who grew up in the same decade where greed was good, mullets were cool and white dog poo littered the streets.

Snakecharmers In Texas

Snakecharmers In Texas
Author: Clive James
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-03-28
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9781447235293

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In Snakecharmers in Texas, a collection of essays, written between 1980-1987, Clive James tackles burning issues and shining personalities from Barry Humphries to Barry Manilow and Michael Jackson to Michael Foot. He discusses the nuances of Kung Fu cinema, the lyrical footwork of Torvill and Dean and the charms of the Statue of Liberty; he reviews books, such as Roland Barthes' Camera Lucida and the poetry of Les Murray; and he writes passionately, knowledgably and hilariously on subjects ranging from the Sydney Opera House to snooker via the Cambridge Footlights. Reminiscing about this book some years after publication, Clive James had this to say: 'For what an author's opinion of his work is worth, I think this is the book that best represents what I could actually do at a time of my life when I was under the impression that I could do everything at once and still stay out of hospital.'