Soccer Superstars 2017

Soccer Superstars 2017 Author Triumph Books
ISBN-10 1629374369
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 48
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With top players like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar, soccer is the most popular sport around the globe! From Brazil and England to Italy and Australia, the world is crazy for the game they call football. Now you can learn more about the brightest international stars through entertaining biographies, fun trivia, and thrilling action photography.



Soccer Superstars 2017 Calendar

Soccer Superstars 2017 Calendar Author Lionel Messi
ISBN-10 1617014877
Release 2016-08
Pages 14
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Soccer Superstars 2017 Calendar has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Soccer Superstars 2017 Calendar also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Soccer Superstars 2017 Calendar book for free.



MVP 2017 Superstars

MVP 2017 Superstars Author Eric Zweig
ISBN-10 1443157694
Release 2017-02-28
Pages 56
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Meet the hottest players from all your favourite teams! Hockey, basketball, soccer, football and baseball fans unite! Meet twenty of the players at the top of their game. Profiles include glossy, full-page colour photos, bios, previous season stats, and pull-out interview quotes. MVP Superstars includes the top players of each sport, players on Canadian teams and Canadian players league-wide. It's the ultimate book for the ultimate Canadian sport fan! Featuring: hockey stars Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Erik Karlsson, PK Subban, Marie-Philip Poulin, Connor McDavid and Johnny Gaudreau; baseball greats Josh Donaldson, Joey Votto, Mike Trout, Jose Altuve, Clayton Kershaw, Aaron Sanchez and Gary Sanchez; basketball hotshots Demar Derozan, Andrew Wiggins, LeBron James, Stephan Curry, Russell Westbrook, Kelly Olynyk and Cory Joseph; football titans Mike Reilly, Cam Newton, Tom Brady, Adam Bighill, Julio Jones, Brad Sinopoli and J.J. Watt; and soccer sensations Julian de Guzman, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, Christine Sinclair, Will Johnson and Fraser Aird.



Superstars of World Soccer

Superstars of World Soccer Author Todd Kortemeier
ISBN-10 160753942X
Release 2016-07-01
Pages 24
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Presents some of world soccer's greatest players and their achievements, including Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez, and Carli Lloyd. Includes fast fact page, further resources, glossary, index.



Messi 2017 Updated Edition

Messi     2017 Updated Edition Author Luca Caioli
ISBN-10 9781785781384
Release 2016-08-04
Pages 304
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Lionel Messi is the greatest footballer of our time: a magician with uncanny ability to beat defenders, find space and score goals. 2016 saw him win the Ballon d'Or for a record fifth time, further emphasising his status as the greatest footballer in the world today, and possibly ever. Messi is Luca Caioli’s classic portrait of modern football’s undisputed superstar, now fully updated to include all the action from 2015/16. Featuring exclusive testimony from those who know him best, including coaches, teammates and even Messi himself, it offers an unrivalled behind-the-scenes look at the life of a football superstar.



Soccer Superstars

Soccer Superstars Author James Buckley, Jr.
ISBN-10 1592967361
Release 2006-08-01
Pages 32
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"Introduction to some of today's most famous soccer stars."--From source other than the Library of Congress



Scholastic Year in Sports 2017

Scholastic Year in Sports 2017 Author James Buckley Jr.
ISBN-10 9781338065671
Release 2016-11-29
Pages 192
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For sports fans everywhere! The 2017 edition of Year in Sports features full-color action photographs throughout, completely updated facts and stats, and a colorful interior design. Featuring info about all of the top athletes, championships, and legends from the major and secondary sports. Including all your favorite stars in baseball, basketball, football, and more, this book is perfect for sports beginners, as well as the most devoted fans.



Choose to Matter

Choose to Matter Author Julie Foudy
ISBN-10 9781368009942
Release 2017-05-02
Pages
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In Choose to Matter, Julie Foudy, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and former captain of the US National team, takes you on a journey to discover your authentic self. This book is a roadmap to unleash that courageous YOU and have you singing your dreams out loud. Along with sharing stories from her playing days and personal experiences, Julie taps into the wisdom of other incredible female leaders including "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts, soccer stars Mia Hamm and Alex Morgan, and Facebook superwoman and Lean In founder Sheryl Sandberg. In her Leadership Academy, Julie encourages young women to find the leader that exists in all of them, whatever their personality or vocal chord strength might be. Complete with fun exercises and activities, Choose to Matter guides readers in all aspects of their lives. Julie believes every young woman has the power to be a leader who makes a positive impact. And it all starts by choosing to matter. So go ahead, start now. Because you can.



Stars of World Soccer

Stars of World Soccer Author Illugi Jökulsson
ISBN-10 0789212390
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 64
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An inside look at the best soccer players in the world, complete with comprehensive profiles, action shots, and team histories. A part of the World Soccer Legends series.



Football Superstars 2016

Football Superstars 2016 Author K. C. Kelley
ISBN-10 1338032755
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 32
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A new year, a new football season, and a new crop of superstars! Featuring the biggest stars from the most exciting games of the past season. Each page features large full-color action photographs of everyone's favorite players. Football Superstars 2016 has something for every fan!



20 Soccer Superstars

20 Soccer Superstars Author Mauricio Velázquez de León
ISBN-10 9781615329472
Release 2010-08-15
Pages 64
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Profiles the careers and lives of twenty outstanding soccer players, including David Beckham, Birgit Prinz, Thierry Henry, and Marta.



The Captain Class

The Captain Class Author Sam Walker
ISBN-10 9780812997200
Release 2017-05-16
Pages 352
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The founding editor of The Wall Street Journal’s sports section profiles the greatest teams in history and identifies the counterintuitive leadership qualities of the unconventional men and women who drove them to succeed. The secret to winning is not what you think it is. It’s not the coach. It’s not the star. It’s not money. It’s not a strategy. It’s something else entirely. Several years ago, Sam Walker set out to answer one of the most hotly debated questions in sports: What are the greatest teams of all time? He devised a formula, then applied it to thousands of teams from leagues all over the world, from the NBA to the English Premier League to Olympic field hockey. When he was done, he had a list of the sixteen most dominant teams in history. At that point, he became obsessed with another, more complicated question: What did these freak teams have in common? As Walker dug into their stories, a pattern emerged: Each team had the same type of captain—a singular leader with an unconventional skill set who drove it to achieve sustained, historic greatness. Fueled by a lifetime of sports spectating, twenty years of reporting, and a decade of painstaking research, The Captain Class tells the surprising story of what makes teams exceptional. Drawing on original interviews with athletes from two dozen countries, as well as general managers, coaches, executives, and others skilled at building teams, Walker identifies the seven core qualities of this Captain Class—from extreme doggedness and emotional control to a knack for nonverbal communication to tactical aggression and the courage to stand apart. Told through riveting accounts of some of the most pressure-soaked moments in sports history—from Bill Russell’s legendary “Coleman Play” in the 1957 NBA Finals to Barcelona’s “Figo Game” against Real Madrid in 2000—The Captain Class doesn’t just bring these events to life; it presents a fresh, counterintuitive take on leadership that can be applied to a wide spectrum of competitive disciplines. The men and women who make up the Captain Class were never the most skilled athletes, nor were they gifted orators or paragons of sportsmanship. They were often role players who were allergic to the spotlight. In short, the seven attributes they shared challenge your assumptions of what inspired leadership looks like. Advance praise for The Captain Class “Well-researched, wildly entertaining, and thought-provoking. In The Captain Class, Sam Walker presents compelling narratives about the secret ingredient to the greatest teams of all time—and quickly makes you reexamine long-held beliefs about leadership and the glue that binds winning teams together.”—Theo Epstein, President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs “In The Captain Class, Sam Walker gives us important and original insights into the mysterious ingredients of transformative leadership. A stunning mix of research and narrative.”—Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet “If you care about leadership, talent development, or the art of competition, you need to read this immediately.”—Daniel Coyle, bestselling author of The Talent Code “The Captain Class is a brilliant hybrid: one-part detective story and one-part leadership book, set in the world of sports, and dedicated to a fascinating mystery: What sets apart the greatest teams of all time? I’m not even a sports nut and I couldn't put it down.”—Dan Heath, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Made to Stick



Real Madrid

Real Madrid Author Jim Whiting
ISBN-10 1628323574
Release 2017-02-07
Pages 24
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For young fans of UEFA Champions League action, nothing beats a dramatic game of soccer. This series puts readers six and up into the goal-diving action, introducing some of the world's most popular Soccer Stars through brief recaps of their rich team histories. Highlighting important players and managers—in main text and special callouts alike—and noting key periods of success and failure, each book presents action-driven photos and a rundown of Champions League titles as it examines the stellar saga of European football clubs. An elementary introduction to the Spanish soccer team Real Madrid, including a brief history since the team's 1902 founding, its main rival, notable players, and Champions League titles.



Baseball Superstars 2016

Baseball Superstars 2016 Author K. C. Kelley
ISBN-10 1338032763
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 32
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BASEBALL SUPERSTARS 2016 features the greatest superstars from the previous baseball season. This annually updated, photo-driven book features tons of full-color action photos and simple and engaging text. This is the definitive guide for baseball fans everywhere and a perfect introduction to America's favorite pastime!



Pele

Pele Author Laurie Collier Hillstrom
ISBN-10 1420500236
Release 2007-12
Pages 104
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Profiles the life of Brazilian soccer superstar Pele.



The Ideas Industry

The Ideas Industry Author Daniel Drezner
ISBN-10 9780190264604
Release 2017-04-03
Pages 344
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The concept of the "public intellectual" has a rich and colorful history. It began in the early twentieth century, when the new mass media catapulted intellectuals who were able to write for the general public to semi-stardom. The first wave included figures like Walter Lippmann - who coinedthe term "stereotype" and is widely considered the founder of media studies - and by the 1950s, public intellectuals as a species had become a powerful and influential force in the American cultural landscape. By the 1970s, the standard definition of the public intellectual had solidified: a person(often university-affiliated, but not always) able to discuss and dispute any serious issue, typically in venues like The New York Review of Books, and occasionally influence politics. The traditional definition of the public intellectual remains with us, but as Daniel W. Drezner shows in The Ideas Industry, it has been gradually supplanted by a new model in recent years: the "thought leader." In contrast to public intellectuals, thought leaders gain fame as purveyors of a singlebig idea. Also, instead of battling it out with intellectual combatants in the pages of The Partisan Review, The Public Interest, and their descendants, they often work through institutions that are closed to the public and which release information selectively. Thought leaders and their associatedideas tend to become brands - hedgehogs to the public intellectual fox. They have also proven to be quite successful, as evidenced by TED, Aspen Ideas, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the like. Furthermore, they often align with one side of a politically polarized debate and enjoy the support ofideologically friendly private funders. Drezner identifies increasing inequality as a prime mover of this shift, contending that our present-day class of plutocrats not only wants to go back to school, it wants to force "schools" - in the form of intellectuals with elite affiliations - to come tothem. And they have the money to make this happen. Drezner, however, does not see the phenomenon as necessarily negative. While there are certainly some downsides to the contemporary ideas industry, he argues that it is very good at broadcasting intellectual content widely and reaching largeaudiences of people hungry for new thinking. Both fair-minded and trenchant, The Ideas Industry will reshape our understanding of contemporary public intellectual life in America and the West.



Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt Author Oliver Hilmes
ISBN-10 9780300219463
Release 2016-06-21
Pages 384
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Hungarian composer Franz Liszt (1811–1886) was an anomaly. A virtuoso pianist and electrifying showman, he toured extensively throughout the European continent, bringing sold-out audiences to states of ecstasy while courting scandal with his frequent womanizing. Drawing on new, highly revealing documentary sources, including a veritable treasure trove of previously unexamined material on Liszt’s Weimar years, best-selling author Oliver Hilmes shines a spotlight on the extraordinary life and career of this singularly dazzling musical phenomenon. Whereas previous biographies have focused primarily on the composer’s musical contributions, Hilmes showcases Liszt the man in all his many shades and personal reinventions: child prodigy, Romantic eccentric, fervent Catholic, actor, lothario, celebrity, businessman, genius, and extravagant show-off. The author immerses the reader in the intrigues of the nineteenth-century European glitterati (including Liszt’s powerful patrons, the monstrous Wagner clan) while exploring the true, complex face of the artist and the soul of his music. No other Liszt biography in English is as colorful, witty, and compulsively readable, or reveals as much about the true nature of this extraordinary, outrageous talent.