Bloodsport

Bloodsport
Author: Robert Teitelman
Release: 2016-04-05
Editor: PublicAffairs
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781610394147
Language: en
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The epic battle of the fascinating, flawed figures behind America's deal culture and their fight over who controls and who benefits from the immense wealth of American corporations. Bloodsport is the story of how the mania for corporate deals and mergers all began. The riveting tale of how power lawyers Joe Flom and Marty Lipton, major Wall Street players Felix Rohatyn and Bruce Wasserstein, prominent jurists, and shrewd ideologues in academic garb provided the intellectual firepower, creativity, and energy that drove the corporate elite into a less cozy, Hobbesian world. With total dollar volume in the trillions, the zeal for the deal continues unabated to this day. Underpinning this explosion in mergers and acquisitions—including hostile takeovers—are four questions that radically disrupted corporate ownership in the 1970s, whose force remains undiminished: Are shareholders the sole “owners” of corporations and the legitimate source of power? Should control be exercised by autonomous CEOs or is their assumption of power illegitimate and inefficient? Is the primary purpose of the corporation to generate jobs and create prosperity for the masses and the nation? Or is it simply to maximize the wealth of shareholders? This battle of ideas became the “bloodsport” of American business. It set in motion the deal-making culture that led to the financialization of the economy and it is the backstory to ongoing debates over competitiveness, job losses, inequality, stratospheric executive pay, and who “owns” America's corporations.

Blood Sport

Blood Sport
Author: Tash McAdam
Release: 2021-04-13
Editor: Orca Soundings
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1459830903
Language: en
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In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Jason is determined to find out the truth about his sister's death.

Blood Sport

Blood Sport
Author: Dick Francis
Release: 2019-09-02
Editor: Canelo
Pages: 315
ISBN: 9781788634953
Language: en
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Dick Francis, the bestselling master of mystery and suspense, takes you into the thrilling world of horse racing. With only his tormented past for company, Gene Hawkins is restlessly facing three lonely weeks of vacation. So when his boss asks for his help to help millionaire Dave Teller locate a missing priceless breeding stallion he accepts, against his better judgement. But he gets more action than he bargains for when he draws the attention of his boss’s daughter, advances from Teller’s socialite wife and the deadly attention of the horse thieves who would be more than happy to put Hawkins out to pasture, permanently... Praise for Dick Francis ‘Dick Francis is a wonder’ Cleveland Plain Dealer ‘Few things are more convincing than Dick Francis at a full gallop’ Chicago Tribune ‘Francis captures our attention and holds us spellbound... all the breathless pace we have come to expect of this superb writer.’ NYT Book Review ‘Few match Francis for dangerous flights of fancy and pure inventive menace’ Boston Herald ‘[The] master of crime fiction and equine thrills’ Newsday ‘Each Francis novel seems to be his best.’ Sunday Oklahoman ‘Few writers have maintained such a high standard of excellence for as long as Dick Francis’ San Diego Union-Tribune ‘[Francis] has the uncanny ability to turn out simply plotted yet charmingly addictive mysteries’ Wall Street Journal ‘Francis is a genius’ Los Angeles Times ‘For more than thirty years, Dick Francis has been mystery’s Gibraltar, a sturdy rock in stormy straits. Nobody executes the whodunit formula better’ Chicago Sun-Times ‘A rare and magical talent... who never writes the same story twice’ San Diego Union-Tribune

Bloodsport

Bloodsport
Author: Matt Braun
Release: 2013-07-30
Editor: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781466850965
Language: en
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Dan Stuart is a sporting man from Dallas with a scheme as big as Texas. He plans to stage the prizefight of the century and reap a million-dollar gate. But Stuart finds the path to riches strewn with obstacles. Outraged politicians block him at every turn, and a gang of robbers led by a sharp-shooting beauty have plans of their own--the heist of the century. Stuart has two champion pugilists, give gunmen, Bat Masterson and Judge Roy Bean in his corner. Now, with the robbers set to score and the Texas Rangers hot on his trail, the West's first boxing promoter is desperately searching for a place to hold his fight. And when he finds it, what a hell of a fight it will be!

Blood Sport

Blood Sport
Author: A. J. Carella
Release: 2014-06-01
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 186
ISBN: 1499754469
Language: en
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Kat is settling in to her new life in Brecon Point but her future with Finn looks uncertain. Can he ever forgive her for her betrayal? A chance encounter along a lonely road forces them together and their personal problems must be pushed aside as they uncover a terrible secret that has been flourishing on their own doorstep.

Blood Sport

Blood Sport
Author: Emma Griffin
Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 308
ISBN: 0300116284
Language: en
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Nearly a decade of divisive debate over foxhunting in Britain culminated with the passage of the Hunting with Dogs Act of 2004. But the battle over the future of hunting is not yet resolved, and polarizing right-or-wrong debates continue undiminished. This book recounts the history of hunting in Britain and offers a fresh perspective on conflicts.

Blood Sport

Blood Sport
Author: James B. Stewart
Release: 1997
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 495
ISBN: PSU:000056620412
Language: en
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Den of Thieves discusses the truth about Whitewater, Vince Foster's suicide, and other White House scandals, explaining how such episodes have been exploited, White House reactions, and the future of the presidency. Reprint.

Blood Sports

Blood Sports
Author: Eden Robinson
Release: 2013-03-05
Editor: Emblem Editions
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781551991566
Language: en
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This eagerly anticipated new novel is Eden Robinson’s most satisfying, disturbing, and addictive to date. A new novel from one of our best young writers, Blood Sports is the tough, gritty story of the brutal cat-and-mouse relationship between two cousins — Tom and Jeremy Bauer — set in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. Tom, a young man, hardly innocent, has been caught up over the years in Jeremy’s world of drugs, extortion, and prostitutes, while Jeremy, vindictive, vicious, either protects Tom or uses him, but always controls him. Added to the mix is Paulie, a junkie two years clean and Tom’s girlfriend, and also the mother of his daughter. This lethal triangle shifts when word gets out Tom has been talking to the police, and men from the past who have a lot to lose reappear. Suddenly Tom and Paulie are pawns in a much larger game, with everything at stake. With the storytelling skill and engrossing characterizations that have made her previous books so popular, Robinson keeps the tension humming in this riveting novel. This is Eden Robinson at the height of her powers. “I was born on the same day as Edgar Allan Poe and Dolly Parton. I am absolutely certain that this affects my writing in some way.” —Eden Robinson

Blood Sport

Blood Sport
Author: Tim Elfrink,Gus Garcia-Roberts
Release: 2015-04-07
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 482
ISBN: 9780147516268
Language: en
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The definitive and dramatic story of the Alex Rodriguez and Biogenesis scandal, written by the reporters who broke and covered the story. “Blood Sport is riveting...a tragicomedy filled with characters straight out of a Carl Hiaasen novel.”—The Washington Post The effects of the Biogenesis case—the biggest drug scandal in the history of American sports—are still being felt today. Fifteen Major League Baseball players were suspended, including Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez. Ten men were indicted in federal court. And a new MLB commissioner was elected based on his role leading the response to the case. Now, Tim Elfrink—who broke that first story in the Miami New Times—joins forces with Pulitzer Prize finalist investigative reporter Gus Garcia-Roberts to tell the shocking full story behind the headlines. Blood Sport blows the lid off the most expensive scandal in the history of the game, and now includes an epilogue revealing the stunning aftermath of the scandal and its effects for years to come.

Grimm Up North

Grimm Up North
Author: David J. Gatward
Release: 2020-07-19
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9798664928266
Language: en
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Edinburgh has Rebus.The Highlands have Logan.Now Yorkshire has Grimm ...Welcome to Wensleydale, where the cheese is famous, the scenery beautiful, and the locals have murder on their minds ...Detective Chief Inspector Harry Grimm is forced to take leave from Bristol's Major Investigations Team when his boss, tired of Harry chasing the ghost of his murderous father, sends him north on secondment.Used to city life and high stress, Harry fears his life will now be spent handing out speeding tickets, finding lost sheep, and directing tourists. But when a local teenager runs away, Harry finds himself pulled into an investigation much worse than anyone could have ever expected.The nicer the place, the darker the secrets. Wensleydale is beautiful, everyone is friendly and welcoming, and people just don't get murdered ... do they?A classic fish-out-of-water crime mystery set in the stunning and evocative scenery of Wensleydale in North Yorkshire.Grimm up North is the terrific debut crime novel from award-winning author David J. Gatward. Perfect for fans of L. J. Ross, J. D. Kirk, Simon McCleave, Alex Smith, J. M. Dalgliesh, J. E. Mayhew, and J. R. Ellis.

Bloodsport

Bloodsport
Author: William R Burkett
Release: 1997-12-05
Editor: Harper Voyager
Pages: 304
ISBN: 006105822X
Language: en
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Me and my robot. We're big game hunters. And we're after the biggest game in the known universe. The Pondoro Wolverine -- also known as the greer. Smart. Fast. And deadly. The hunter who taught me to stalk them had to grow a new leg to replace the one a greer boar ripped off. The greer fight to death -- and a little beyond -- because they have a great secret to protect. Which is all right with me and my robot. That secret is the trophy we've come to collect. Dead or alive...

Gladiators Arising Blood Bought vs Blood Sport

Gladiators Arising  Blood Bought vs  Blood Sport
Author: Trent Herbert
Release: 2022-03-08
Editor: Ambassador International
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9781620208830
Language: en
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History repeats. Gladiators Arising: Blood-Bought vs. Blood Sport examines the resurgence of blood sports in the world today and its infiltration into the church. Historians are calling on people not to be comforted in the false assumption that gladiatorial fights could never happen again. Yet, it is realized that the neo-gladiators of Mixed Martial Arts have already arisen. This book walks through the corridors of time and takes a panoramic historical view of the early church’s collision with gladiators and its ultimate victory. The exploding concussion crisis makes this a timely book and the uncomfortable realities need a biblical response. Gladiators Arising demonstrates the early church’s success in piercing the darkness with the Light of Christ. It was through loving those created in His image and sharing the Gospel no matter the cost that changed the course of history. The cross today, standing within the weathered Roman Colosseum, beckons us to remember the past, understand the present, and prepare for the future.

Blood Sport

Blood Sport
Author: Rick Simonds
Release: 2012-04-18
Editor: First Edition Design Pub.
Pages: 173
ISBN: 9781937520830
Language: en
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MSP Detective Reed Sanderson is put in charge of a homicide task force in an attempt to solve a series of baffling deaths in the Pine Tree State. Because these deaths are seemingly without motive, he must determine if these are homicides before he can attempt to find the perpetrator. After he unlocks the mystery, he is confronted with a challenge more sinister; the abduction of his teen-aged son. Rick Simonds is known on many fronts. Blood Sport is his second novel after his breakout novel Blood Code was published in 2011. In addition to being an English and Creative Writing teacher at the high school level he also serves as the color commentator for the NBA D league, Maine Red Claws on WJAB radio and Time Warner television broadcasts. He has written weekly newspaper columns as well as been a columnist and feature writer for various magazines. For 24 years he served as a college and professional basketball coach and has been inducted into three athletic Hall of Fames. He currently resides in Maine.

Blood Sport

Blood Sport
Author: Tash McAdam
Release: 2020-01-28
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781459824386
Language: en
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Jason is sure his sister, Becca, was murdered, but he’s the only one who thinks so. After finding a photograph Becca kept hidden, he decides to infiltrate a boxing gym to prove that she didn’t die accidentally. As a transgender kid, Jason’s been fighting for as long as he can remember, and those skills are going to come in handy as he investigates. Quickly invited into the inner circle, Jason must balance newfound friendships with the burning hate that drives him. Jason soon feels torn between two worlds, determined to discover what happened to his sister but struggling with the fact that this is the first time he’s ever felt like he belonged somewhere.

Blood Sport

Blood Sport
Author: Robert F. Jones
Release: 2013-10-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781628734409
Language: en
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Welcome to the wilderness of masculinity, where anything goes—where women throw themselves unreservedly at men and games are played to the death. This is the outdoor paradise of the Hassayampa, a legendary river whose bank is overrun with prehistoric and mystical creatures prime for hunting and whose water is said to turn honest men into liars. Here a father takes his prepubescent son on an unforgettable adventure, a rite-of-passage quest that starts as an innocent fishing trip and soon turns into a bizarre Homeric journey.In turn comic and brutal, Blood Sport is more than just the ultimate cult outdoor novel: it’s a profound reflection on violence, civilization, and what it means to be a man. Juxtaposing gunfights with philosophy, sensitivity with the surreal, Jones has created a truly unique masterpiece whose poignant metaphors, visionary prose, and imaginative story have placed him in the company of such masters as Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and Carlos Castaneda. Blood Sport’s magic has continued to captivate audiences since its original publication in 1974, and it promises to remain a classic in adventure literature for years to come.

Blood Sport

Blood Sport
Author: Tim Elfrink,Gus Garcia-Roberts
Release: 2014-07-08
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780698158474
Language: en
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The definitive and dramatic story of the Alex Rodriguez and Biogenesis scandal, written by the reporters who broke and covered the story. “Blood Sport is riveting...a tragicomedy filled with characters straight out of a Carl Hiaasen novel.”—The Washington Post The effects of the Biogenesis case—the biggest drug scandal in the history of American sports—are still being felt today. Fifteen Major League Baseball players were suspended, including Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez. Ten men were indicted in federal court. And a new MLB commissioner was elected based on his role leading the response to the case. Now, Tim Elfrink—who broke that first story in the Miami New Times—joins forces with Pulitzer Prize finalist investigative reporter Gus Garcia-Roberts to tell the shocking full story behind the headlines. Blood Sport blows the lid off the most expensive scandal in the history of the game, and now includes an epilogue revealing the stunning aftermath of the scandal and its effects for years to come.

Hey Rube

Hey Rube
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Release: 2004
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 278
ISBN: 0684873192
Language: en
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Presents a collection of writings from the author's column "Hey Rube" on ESPN.com, covering such topics as retaliation for September 11th, his suggestions for "fixing" baseball, and other thoughts on politics, sports, and gossip.

The Action and Adventure Cinema

The Action and Adventure Cinema
Author: Yvonne Tasker
Release: 2004-08-19
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 431
ISBN: 9781134564941
Language: en
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Addressing areas such as genre, film history and style, action and spectacle, stars and bodies, action auteurs and the film industry, the reader covers both Hollywood and also European and Asian action cinema.

Blood Sport

Blood Sport
Author: James B. Stewart
Release: 2012-11-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781476711805
Language: en
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Pulitzer Prize winner James B. Stewart takes readers behind the scenes in the Clinton White House as it reels in the wake of the Whitewater scandal, Vincent Foster’s suicide, and Paula Jones’ allegations of sexual misconduct. In July 1993, White House official Vincent Foster wrote an anguished lament: “in Washington...ruining people is considered a sport.” Nine days later, Foster was dead. Shock at the apparent suicide of one of President Clinton’s top aides turned to mystery, then suspicion, as the White House became engulfed in an ever-widening net of unanswered questions. Among the confidential matters Foster was working on when he died was the Clinton’s ill-fated investment in Whitewater, an Arkansas land development. Soon conspiracy theories were circulating, alleging that Foster was murdered because he knew too much. And the Whitewater affair, a minor footnote to the 1992 presidential campaign, was suddenly resurrected in the national media. To a degree that left them sunned and at times depressed, the president and the first lady have been buffeted by a succession of scandals, from the first lady's profitable commodities trading to the sexual harassment allegations of Paula Jones. Like his predecessors, the Clinton presidency son found itself engulfed in allegations of scandal, conspiracy, and cover-up. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, many with people speaking publicly for the first time, James B. Stewart also sheds startling new light on these and other mysteries of the Clinton White House. In a fast-paced narrative that ranges from a backwater town in the Ozarks to the Oval Office, from newsrooms in New York and Los Angeles to offices of conservative think tanks and special prosecutors, the result is an unprecedented portrait of political combat as it is waged in America today.

Blood Sport

Blood Sport
Author: Lisa Smedman
Release: 1998-01-01
Editor: Roc
Pages: 284
ISBN: 0451456254
Language: en
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With her companion, a would-be combat biker named Rafael in tow, ex-Texan Leni joins a group of blood-thirsty Latin American pagans to investigate the murder of a prophetess who claimed to be her grandmother. Original.