Getting a yellow card at age eight... snubbing an internationally reknown goalkeeper and having the only bicycle kick he's ever scored called back are just a few of the many hilarious and inspirational true stories in this collection of short stories, poems and pictures from a lifetime in soccer by Mark Vincent Lincir.
Get ready for nonstop action. Schuss down slopes with two drunken anti-heroes: Samuel, the rugged Colorado skier, and Erik, a Norwegian fisherman. The men are given a mission that exceeds their integrity: to capture secret weapon plans from the Nazis. They are challenged not only by a mystic shaman of the woods who is the best skier in Norway and protector of the Sami, but also by the Nazis. Atomic Winter most certainly is the very first ski suspense thriller!
Rating - Excellent
Atomic Winter, by Travis Godbold is a concise, fast-paced little thriller with surreal overtones. Set largely in Norway in January of 1944, Atomic Winter has all the action you might expect from a WWII action thriller, but also has a supernatural flavor served up by the character of the wonderfully weird Lapp shaman who seems to be a perfect manifestation of the forbidding and spookily beautiful Norwegian winter landscape, ornamented with dazzling sunsets and shaggy pines. Caught between duplicitous allies and evil Nazis, alcoholic American skier Samuel and Norwegian ski bum Erik become inadvertently entangled in a plot to steal vital papers on a horrifying secret weapon from a Nazi outpost. After making a clumsy attempt to steal the papers from the Nazis, Samuel and Eric are captured after discovering that the papers have already been stolen by someone else. Shortly afterward, they are rescued by a strange blue-faced Lapp shaman that Samuel nicknames the "blue devil," and a stampede of graceful yet murderous reindeer. After they escape, the "blue devil" hides Samuel and Erik with his wandering Lapps, the people he calls the Sami. During their flight from the Nazis and time spent with the Lapps, Samuel discovers that the Shaman has the secret papers stolen from the Nazis -- and conspires with Erik to steal them from his mysterious host and return them to the allied forces in exchange for a rich reward. The subsequent action, which encompasses a colorful mix of winter warfare and weird, ...
The true adventures of a young boy growing up in the swinging sixties through to the disco enamoured glitz of Streatham Ice Rink - the arena that brought together: figure skating & ice hockey battles during the height of Britain's most succesful ice skating era.
This autobiographical account takes in the Imperial War Museum - film stars and beauty queens, the trendy lambretta riding mods of the 60's and much much more.
An emotive and at times surprisingly dangerous biography propels you back through Streatham's memory lane.
From Kennington to Catford - Cyprus and Jordan, everything revolves around Streatham and at times; it's famous Ice Rink.
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Heinrich Schliemann (1822 -1890) war ein deutscher Kaufmann und Pionier der Feldarchäologie. Als erster Forscher führte er Ausgrabungen im kleinasiatischen Hisarl?k durch und fand die von ihm und zuvor schon anderen Forschern hier vermuteten Ruinen des bronzezeitlichen Trojas. Im April 1868 begann Schliemann seine erste Forschungsreise nach Griechenland. Über Rom und Neapel reiste er nach Korfu und fahndete nach Spuren des dort laut Homer gestrandeten Odysseus. Sein unbekümmertes Vorgehen bei den ersten Grabungen in Hisarl?k hat Schliemann anfangs viel Kritik eingebracht. Dabei wurde übersehen, dass er sich nicht auf Vorbilder stützen konnte. Dass er seine Methoden grundlegend geändert hat, machte ihn zu einem der Wegbereiter der Archäologie als Feldarbeit und der wissenschaftlich-methodischen Grabungstechnik, welche bis dahin lediglich in der schatzsuchhaften Aushebung wertvoller Einzelobjekte, nicht aber der nun systematischen Freilegung eines Grabungsareals bestand. Anfang 1874 reiste Schliemann nach Mykene, um weiter nach Spuren von Homers Ilias zu forschen, insbesondere nach dem Grab Agamemnons. Im Sommer 1876 er und seine Frau, die hier erstmals selbständig Teilgrabungen leitete. Am 9. September stießen sie auf einen in der Ilias erwähnten Versammlungsplatz aus zwei konzentrischen Ringen aus aufrechtstehenden flachen, polierten Steinplatten mit einem Außendurchmesser von rund 30 Metern. Bei Testgrabungen an dieser Stelle kamen zunächst einfache Grabstelen und Grabbeilagen zu Tage. Bis zum 3. Dezember führte er die Grabungen fort. Bis dahin hatte er 13 Kilogramm an Goldschätzen gehoben.
Genre: Sports & Outdoors Length: 122 Pages (2,367 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 25th, 2020
The Comstocks of Cornell is the autobiography written by naturalist educator Anna Botsford Comstock about her life and her husband's, entomologist John Henry Comstock -- both prominent figures in the scientific community and in Cornell University history.
A first edition was published in 1953, but it omitted key Cornellians, historical anecdotes, and personal insights. Karen Penders St. Clair's twenty-first century edition returns Mrs. Comstock's voice to her book by rekeying her entire manuscript as she wrote it, and preserving the memories of the personal and professional lives of the Comstocks that she had originally intended to share. The book includes a complete epilogue of the Comstocks' last years and fills in gaps from the 1953 edition. Described as serious legacy work, the book is an essential part of Cornell University history and an important piece of Cornell University Press history.
Genre: Sports & Outdoors Length: 336 Pages (1,623 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 15th, 2020
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