The Last Great Game

The Last Great Game

The definitive book on the greatest game in the history of college basketball, and the dramatic road both teams took to get there.

Author: Gene Wojciechowski

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101559703

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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The definitive book on the greatest game in the history of college basketball, and the dramatic road both teams took to get there. March 28, 1992. The final of the NCAA East Regional, Duke vs. Kentucky. The 17,848 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia and the millions watching on TV could say they saw the greatest game and the greatest shot in the history of college basketball. But it wasn't just the final play of the game-an 80-foot inbounds bass from Grant Hill to Christian Laettner with 2.1 seconds left in overtime- that made Duke's 104-103 victory so memorable. The Kentucky and Duke players and coaches arrived at that point from very different places, each with a unique story to tell. In The Last Great Game, acclaimed ESPN columnist Gene Wojciechowski tells their stories in vivid detail, turning the game we think we remember into a drama filled with suspense, humor, revelations and reverberations. The cast alone is worth meeting again: Mike Krzyzewski, Rick Pitino, Bobby Hurley, Jamal Mashburn, Christian Laettner, Sean Woods, Grant Hill, and Bobby Knight. Timed for the game's 20th anniversary, The Last Great Game isn't a book just for Duke or Kentucky or even basketball fans. It's a book for any reader who can appreciate that great moments in sports are the result of hard work, careful preparation, group psychology, and a little luck.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Last Great Game USA Versus USSR

The Last Great Game  USA Versus USSR

Emphasis is given to the impossibility of the full delineation of the structure of the
contemporary Last Great Game through the description of the features
bequeathed to it by the modern First Great Game. In Chapter 7 a mode of
interpretation for ...

Author: Paul Dukes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474290579

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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This book is a historical reinterpretation of the Cold War in the broadest sense from the viewpoint of the late 1980s. Dukes contends that the rivalry of the USA and Soviet Union, like the Great Game between Britain and Imperial Russia, can be understood only by analysing their relationship over centuries. He adopts the explanatory model of French historian Fernand Braudel - the concepts of event, conjuncture and structure – and examines the super-power relationship in an historical context stretching back to the medieval period. He argues that the political and cultural gaps between Western and Soviet approaches at key events have stemmed from widely different experiences of these events, as well as from long-embedded traditions.
Categories: Political Science

The Great Game

The Great Game

A Plea for a British Imperial Policy Walter Millar Thorburn. individuals , is the
result of mental cowardice . They are afraid of being afraid , and therefore do
nothing till the evil day has arrived , just as they delay making their wills till it is
too late .

Author: Walter Millar Thorburn

Publisher: London : Wm. H. Allen

ISBN: OXFORD:600081268

Category: Great Britain

Page: 216

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Categories: Great Britain

The Great Game

The Great Game

By the end, some Russian outposts were within 20 miles of India.This book tells the story of the Great Game through the exploits of the young officers, both British and Russian, who risked their lives playing it.

Author: Peter Hopkirk

Publisher:

ISBN: 0192802321

Category: Afghan Wars

Page: 562

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For nearly a century the two most powerful nations on earth - Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia - fought a secret war in the lonely passes and deserts of Central Asia. Those engaged in this shadowy struggle called it 'The Great Game', a phrase immortalized in Kipling's Kim. When play firstbegan the two rival empires lay nearly 2,000 miles apart. By the end, some Russian outposts were within 20 miles of India.This book tells the story of the Great Game through the exploits of the young officers, both British and Russian, who risked their lives playing it. Disguised as holy men or native horsetraders, they mapped secret passes, gathered intelligence, and sought the allegiance of powerful khans. Some neverreturned.
Categories: Afghan Wars

The New Great Game

The New Great Game

Based on extensive research and travel in the Caucasus, the Caspian, and Central Asia, The New Great Game is a thrilling travel narrative through one of the world’s last unexplored frontiers, and a savvy and incisive analysis of the power ...

Author: Lutz Kleveman

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9781555846657

Category: History

Page: 304

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In the tradition of The Prize, Lutz Kleveman gives us the twenty-first-century chapter on the history, passion, and politics of oil and gas resources, and the struggle to control them in a critical part of the world. Using the concept of the "Great Game" that Rudyard Kipling immortalized in his novel Kim, Kleveman argues that there is now a new Great Game in the region, a modern variant of the nineteenth-century clash of imperial ambitions of Great Britain and Tsarist Russia. Traveling thousands of miles, from Turkmenistan (where statues of the country's leader are made of gold and line the thoroughfares) to the Afghan Hindu Kush, Kleveman met with the principal Great Game actors between Kabul and Moscow: oil barons, generals, diplomats, and warlords. Based on extensive research and travel in the Caucasus, the Caspian, and Central Asia, The New Great Game is a thrilling travel narrative through one of the world's last unexplored frontiers, and a savvy and incisive analysis of the power struggle for the world's remaining energy resources.
Categories: History

Big Game Shooting

Big Game Shooting

At last all was finished except putting on the caps , but this was the crux . Directly I
... Going back along the line of the stampede of the previous night ... FLEPBANTS
- ZOUGA FLATS We pressed on as quickly as 128 BIG GAME SHOOTING.

Author: Clive Phillipps-Wolley

Publisher: London : Longmans, Green

ISBN: STANFORD:36105126585095

Category: Big game hunting

Page: 896

View: 585

Categories: Big game hunting

Big Game Shooting by C Phillipps Wolley with contributions by Sir S W Baker W C Oswell F J Jackson W Pike and F C Selous With illustrations by Charles Whymper J Wolf and H Willink and from photographs

Big Game Shooting  by C  Phillipps Wolley with contributions by Sir S W  Baker  W C  Oswell  F J  Jackson  W  Pike  and F C  Selous  With illustrations by Charles Whymper  J  Wolf and H  Willink  and from photographs

Fortunately the balls went home easily , though every little push I had to give with
the ramrod brought a twitch and a growl from my neighbour . At last all was
finished except putting on the caps , but this was the crux . Directly I raised the
gun to ...

Author: Clive Phillipps-Wolley

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN33YP

Category: Big game hunting

Page:

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Categories: Big game hunting

John Sadleir or the Ruined Speculator A goodwill address to young men

John Sadleir  or the Ruined Speculator  A goodwill address to young men

That last great game of his was a venture to flee God , his fellows , and himself : it
was for that he applied the poison to his lips and drank the fatal potion . He lay
down to rise no more . That was the climax of all his games , the consummation of
 ...

Author: H. THOMAS (of Melbourne.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0024181906

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The Shadow of the Great Game

The Shadow of the Great Game

Probably the last great service Gandhiji rendered to the country was as far back
as in 1932 . Then , from his place of confinement in Poona , he successfully
combated the British proposal to accord separate electorates to the depressed
classes ...

Author: Narendra Singh Sarila

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015069126624

Category: Great Britain

Page: 436

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A Saga Of Power And Passion And Betrayals Revealing The True Motives Of The British At The Time Of Partition And How Indian Leaders Were Outmanoeuvred By Them Historians And Political Analysts Have Not Paid Enough Attention To The Crucial Link Between India S Partition And British Fears About The Ussr Gaining Control Of The Oil Wells Of The Middle East The Wells Of Power. Once The British Leaders Realized That The Indian Nationalists Would Not Join Them To Play The Great Game Against The Soviet Union, They Settled For Those Willing To Do So. In The Process, They Did Not Hesitate To Use Islam As A Political Tool To Fulfil Their Objectives. How This Operation Was Conceived And Carried Out, Behind A Thick Smoke Screen, Forms The Theme Of This Untold Story Of India S Partition. The Top-Secret Documentary Evidence Unearthed By The Author Throws New Light On Several Prominent Figures Such As Mahatma Gandhi, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Lord Louis Mountbatten, Winston Churchill, Clement Attlee, Lord Archibald Wavell, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose, Sardar Patel And The Two Menons (V.P. And Krishna). The Contents Also Bring Out Little Known Facts About The Unobtrusive Pressure That The Usa Exerted On Britain In Favour Of India S Independence As Well As Unity In The Hope Of Evolving A New Post-Colonial World Order. The Author Also Traces The Roots Of The Present Kashmir Imbroglio And How The Matter Was Dealt With In The Un. This Timely Volume Sends Out A Cautionary Signal To Present-Day Indians: To Avoid Misplaced Idealism, Superciliousness And Escapism, To Which Some Of Their Ancestors Fell Prey.
Categories: Great Britain

Ben Hur a Tale of the Christ

Ben Hur  a Tale of the Christ

The winners in the Circus Maximus have held their crowns these three years at
my will. Ask them — ask the best of them — and they will tell you so. In the last
great games the emperor himself offered me his patronage if I would take his
horses ...

Author: Lew Wallace

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105047904573

Category:

Page: 4

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Soft Power

Soft Power

Well-crafted, reflective and quite personal, The Last Wolf is also original and deeply researched' Robert McCrum, Guardian 'This is digestible, friendly, whimsical history: Winder is clearly allergic to boring history books and makes it his ...

Author: Robert Winder

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781408711453

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 533

In recent years the modern world has developed a brave new concept: 'soft power'. It is the power of friendly persuasion rather than command, and it invites nations to compete (as they did in the nineteenth century) to expand their 'sphere of influence' as brands in a global marketplace. In Bloody Foreigners and The Last Wolf, Robert Winder explored the way Britain was shaped first by migration, and then by hidden geographical factors. Now, in Soft Power he reveals the ways in which modern states are asserting themselves not through traditional realpolitik but through alternative means: business, language, culture, ideas, sport, education, music, even food - the texture and values of history and daily life. Moving from West to East, the book tells the story of soft power by exploring the varied ways in which it operates - from an American sheriff in Poland to an English garden in Ravello, a French vineyard in Australia, an Asian restaurant in Spain, a Chinese Friendship Hall in Sudan; the fact that fifty-eight modern heads of state were educated in Britain; the student exchange that took a teenage Deng Xiaoping to a small town on the Loire; the way that Japan could seduce the world with chic food and smart computer games. Now there may be a new twist in this Great game. With soft power's quiet ingredients - education, science, trade, cultural values - and a new emphasis on shared mutual interest, it may be the only force supple enough to tackle the challenges the future looks likely to pose - not least the slam-the-door reflexes pulling in the other direction.
Categories: Political Science

The Greatest Game of All

The Greatest Game of All

The morning before our wedding, I remember well, I played a round at Scioto with
three friends who were ushers — Ward Wettlaufer, Bob Hoag, and Bob Barton,
the last two from Columbus. When we got to the eighteenth, a short par 5, ...

Author: Jack Nicklaus

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 0671202154

Category: Golf

Page: 416

View: 214

Recounts Nicklaus' career in golf with emphasis on the major championships which he has won. Also includes a special section of illustrated instructions.
Categories: Golf

Younghusband

Younghusband

Following in Younghusband's footsteps, from Calcutta to the snows of the Himalayas, French pieces together the story of a man who embodies all the romance and folly of Britain's lost imperial dream.

Author: Patrick French

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141964300

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Soldier, explorer, mystic, guru and spy, Francis Younghusband began his colonial career as a military adventurer and became a radical visionary who preached free love to his followers. Patrick French's award-winning biography traces the unpredictable life of the maverick with the 'damned rum name', who singlehandedly led the 1904 British invasion of Tibet, discovered a new route from China to India, organized the first expeditions up Mount Everest and attempted to start a new world religion. Following in Younghusband's footsteps, from Calcutta to the snows of the Himalayas, French pieces together the story of a man who embodies all the romance and folly of Britain's lost imperial dream.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Great Game of Business

The Great Game of Business

In this expanded 20th Anniversary Edition of the book that started a business revolution, a successful businessman shares his philosophy of management that puts the concerns of the employees first and creates a company that will provide ...

Author: Jack Stack

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 9780385348331

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 375

View: 971

In this expanded 20th Anniversary Edition of the book that started a business revolution, a successful businessman shares his philosophy of management that puts the concerns of the employees first and creates a company that will provide people with lifelong livelihood. Original. 50,000 first printing.
Categories: Business & Economics

Elihu Burritt s Bond of brotherhood

Elihu Burritt s Bond of brotherhood

Settling day ” is a serious time upon the Stock Exchange , when the profits and
losses upon the last great “ rise " or " fall ” have to be adjusted and ... War is the
great game of speculation which nations play with such infatuated recklessness .

Author: Bond of brotherhood

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555009723

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Slavic Review

Slavic Review

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007403608

Category: Electronic journals

Page:

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"American quarterly of Soviet and East European studies" (varies).
Categories: Electronic journals

The Last Great Victory

The Last Great Victory

What would they think the Japanese were plotting if , at this late stage , they put
new rules into the game ? If the Emperor changed his mind and rescinded the
peace proposal , the Allies would consider him a fool or a lunatic . " Kido and
Anami ...

Author: Director the Institute for the Arts and Humanities Stanley Weintraub

Publisher: E P Dutton

ISBN: UOM:39015031717146

Category: World War, 1939-1945.

Page: 730

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Recounts the final thirty days of the war, focusing on the momentous meeting of President Truman, Churchill, and Stalin at Potsdam to end the war, the last-minute diplomacy with the Japanese, and the decision to drop the atomic bomb. 25,000 first printing. BOMC. History Bk Club.
Categories: World War, 1939-1945.

A Survey of the Resident Game and Fur bearers of Missouri

A Survey of the Resident Game and Fur bearers of Missouri

During this period the last great flocks of passenger pigeons were decimated and
the last big game mammals ( except deer ) were either killed or driven out . The
earlier attitude toward wildlife prevailed : It was simply taken for granted and the ...

Author: Rudolf Bennitt

Publisher: Columbia : The University of Missouri

ISBN: UOM:39015068571259

Category: Fur-bearing animals

Page: 215

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Categories: Fur-bearing animals

The Future of the Great Game

The Future of the Great Game

"Examines Sir Olaf Caroe's role in Britain's withdrawal from South Asia, the geopolitics behind India's independence in 1947, and the historical precedents of South Asian strategy"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Peter John Brobst

Publisher: Series on International, Polit

ISBN: UOM:39015059261522

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 199

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"Examines Sir Olaf Caroe's role in Britain's withdrawal from South Asia, the geopolitics behind India's independence in 1947, and the historical precedents of South Asian strategy"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Business & Economics