Amped

Author: Kortney Clemons
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470378808
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"When above-the-knee amputeeswalk, we generate seven to nine times the force of our body weight right into the point where the prosthesis meets our residual leg. For me, that's almost 1,500 pounds slamming into that socket." For any amputee, learning to walk with a prosthetic leg is a painful, grueling ordeal. Soon after army medic Kortney Clemons, who lost his right leg to a roadside bomb in Baghdad, began the process, he had more than walking in mind. He wanted to run, and run fast. Barely three years after the awful attack that changed his life forever, he aimed to join the elite corps of international athletes vying for gold in the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing. His account of his recovery from this catastrophic wound and his drive to become the first Iraq veteran to win Paralympic gold is one of the most remarkable, inspiring, and compelling stories in the history of sports.

The Third Miracle

Author: Bill Briggs
Publisher: Broadway
ISBN: 0767932714
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Part Detective Story and Part Courtroom Drama-With a Touch of the Supernatural- the Third Miracle Exposes the Secret Rituals and Investigations the Catholic Church Undertakes to Determine Sainthood.

Vocabulaire international de philosophie du sport

Author: Bernard Andrieu
Publisher: Editions L'Harmattan
ISBN: 2336392895
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Grâce à un atlas, des notes bibliographiques sur quelques pionniers et fondatrices, ainsi que les principaux concepts et modèles, la philosophie du sport est présentée dans ce premier tome à travers les écoles internationales de pensée. Ces modèles servent d'analyseur des pratiques corporelles et sportives, s'appuyant sur des concepts propres à chaque philosophie et épistémologie, mais qui sont utilisés dans le domaine sportif.

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

Author: John le Carré
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802714544
Format: PDF
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Secret agent Alec Leamas is on a dangerous mission in East Berlin, but he has doubts about the organization he serves.

Blackwater

Author: Jeremy Scahill
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847654789
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Meet Blackwater USA, the private army that the US government has quietly hired to operate in international war zones and on American soil. Its contacts run from military and intelligence agencies to the upper echelons of the White House; it has a military base, a fleet of aircraft and 20,000 troops, but since September 2007 the firm has been hit by a series of scandals that, far from damaging the company, have led to an unprecedented period of expansion. This revised and updated edition includes Scahill's continued investigative work into one of the outrages of our time: the privatisation of war.

The Video Games Guide

Author: Matt Fox
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476600678
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"The Video Games Guide is the world's most comprehensive reference book on computer and video games. Each game entry lists the year of release, the hardware it was released on, the name of the developer/publisher, a one to five star rating, and an informative review of the game itself"--Provided by publisher.

The Global South and Literature

Author: Russell West-Pavlov
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108246311
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The 'Global South' has largely supplanted the 'Third World' in discussions of development studies, postcolonial studies, world literature and comparative literature respectively. The concept registers a new set of relationships between nations of the once colonized world as their connections to nations of the North diminish in significance. Such relationships register particularly clearly in contemporary cultural theory and literary production. The Global South and Literature explores the historical, cultural and literary applications of the term for twenty-first-century flows of transnational cultural influence, tracing their manifestations across the Global Southern traditions of Africa, Asia and Latin America. This collection of interdisciplinary contributions examines the origins, development and applications of this emergent term, employed at the nexus of the critical social sciences and developments in literary humanities and cultural studies. This book will be a key resource for students, graduates and researchers working in the field of postcolonial studies and world literature.

Laughing Mad

Author: Bambi Haggins
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813539850
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Prior to the civil rights movement, comedians performed for audiences that were clearly delineated by race. Black comedians performed for black audiences and white comedians performed for whites. Yet during the past forty-five years, black comics have become progressively more central to mainstream culture. In Laughing Mad, Bambi Haggins looks at how this transition occurred in a variety of media and shows how this integration has paved the way for black comedians and their audiences to affect each other. Historically, African American performers have been able to use comedy as a pedagogic tool, interjecting astute observations about race relations while the audience is laughing. And yet, Haggins makes the convincing argument that the potential of African American comedy remains fundamentally unfulfilled as the performance of blackness continues to be made culturally digestible for mass consumption. Rather than presenting biographies of individual performers, Haggins focuses on the ways in which the comic persona is constructed and changes across media, from stand-up, to the small screen, to film. She examines the comic televisual and cinematic personae of Dick Gregory, Bill Cosby, Flip Wilson, and Richard Pryor and considers how these figures set the stage for black comedy in the next four decades. She reads Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock as emblematic of the first and second waves of postcivil rights era African American comedy, and she looks at the socio-cultural politics of Whoopi Goldbergs comic persona through the lens of gender and crossover. Laughing Mad also explores how the comedy of Dave Chappelle speaks to and for the post-soul generation. A rigorous analytic analysis, this book interrogates notions of identity, within both the African American community and mainstream popular culture. Written in engaging and accessible prose, it is also a book that will travel from the seminar room, to the barbershop, to the kitchen table, allowing readers to experience the sketches, stand-up, and film comedies with all the laughter they deserve.

Autonomous

Author: Annalee Newitz
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 0765392070
Format: PDF
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The highly anticipated science fiction debut from the founder of io9! Earth, 2144. Jack is an anti-patent scientist turned drug pirate, traversing the world in a submarine as a pharmaceutical Robin Hood, fabricating cheap scrips for poor people who can’t otherwise afford them. But her latest drug hack has left a trail of lethal overdoses as people become addicted to their work, doing repetitive tasks until they become unsafe or insane. Hot on her trail, an unlikely pair: Eliasz, a brooding military agent, and his robotic partner, Paladin. As they race to stop information about the sinister origins of Jack’s drug from getting out, they begin to form an uncommonly close bond that neither of them fully understand. And underlying it all is one fundamental question: Is freedom possible in a culture where everything, even people, can be owned?

The Power of Your Mind An Edgar Cayce Series Title

Author: Edgar Cayce
Publisher: ARE Press
ISBN: 0876045891
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Edgar Cayces rare mind tuned to the Universal Mind gives us extraordinary insights into the power of our own minds. In this fascinating book, Cayce illustrates how thoughts are things, that may become crimes or miracles in our lives. He explains how by changing our thinking patterns, we can change our life for the better. He also gives a unique view into our mind at sleepdescribing the influences motivating our dreams and visions, and showing us how to better interpret them. He clarifies why the dreaming mind is so much more important to us than we realize. He also addresses the need to move away from a too self-centered consciousness, opening up to a larger consciousness with powerful intuition and precognition.