Download Free Playing for Keeps PDF by Warren Jay Goldstein Full Book and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2014-03-26 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the late 1850s organized baseball was a club-based fraternal sport thriving in the cultures of respectable artisans, clerks and shopkeepers, and middle-class sportsmen. Two decades later it had become an entertainment business run by owners and managers, depending on gate receipts and the increasingly disciplined labor of skilled player-employees. Playing for Keeps is an insightful, in-depth account of the game that became America's premier spectator sport for nearly a century. Reconstructing the culture and experience of early baseball through a careful reading of the sporting press, baseball guides, and the correspondence of the player-manager Harry Wright, Warren Goldstein discovers the origins of many modern controversies during the game's earliest decades. The 20th Anniversary Edition of Goldstein's classic includes information about the changes that have occurred in the history of the sport since the 1980s and an account of his experience as a scholarly consultant during the production of Ken Burns's Baseball.
Download Free Playing for Keeps PDF by Warren Goldstein Full Book and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 1991-03 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the late 1850s, organized baseball was a club-based fraternal sport. sport. Two decades later it had become an entertainment business run by owners and managers, depending on gate receipts and the disciplined labor of skilled player-employees. Goldstein reconstructs the culture and experience of early baseball through examination of the sporting press, baseball guides, and the correspondence of player-manager Harry Wright. Emphasizing the game's simultaneous character as work and play, Goldstein explains the intensity of baseball's labor relations, as well as public ambivalence about the commercialization of the Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Download Free Playing for Keeps PDF by Steven Sandor Full Book and published by James Lorimer & Company. This book was released on 2012-03-21 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After moving from Croatia years earlier, Branko Stimac still feels like an outsider even when he makes the Edmonton Selects soccer team.
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Download Free Playing For Keeps PDF by Deborah Fletcher Mello Full Book and published by Dafina. This book was released on 2015-11-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As an accomplished architect, single dad of teenage twin girls, and co-owner of The Playground, Raleigh's hottest jazz and blues club, it's an understatement to say Malcolm Cobb has his hands full. Add to that an ex-wife who knows how to bring the drama, it's no surprise he has little time or inclination for a personal life. But when he spots stunning, voluptuous Cilla Jameson, he's suddenly considering rearranging his schedule and setting aside his concerns. . . Independent and successful, Cilla would love to be in love. But when it comes to men, she has a lengthy list of requirements. And "no children" is at the top. Yet she can't help being intrigued by Malcolm. He's handsome, fascinating, respectful--and up for a challenge. But is Cilla? After all, the man has baggage--and it is fully packed. Can she handle the ex who's determined to keep him single? Or the twins who are not quite the angels Malcolm thinks? She'll have to decide, if she wants to play for keeps. . .
Download Free Playing for Keeps PDF by Toria Lyons Full Book and published by Accent Press Ltd. This book was released on 2015-05-29 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Undeniably sexy, book one in the gripping and racy Scarlet series is guaranteed to satisfy. Defiantly single, career-driven Sarah Evans has a secret love for rugby – but has no time for sportsmen lotharios who stray away. A blast from the past sends unexpected sparks flying in her direction when she runs into Tom Murray; rugby player, tycoon, and the ultimate Casanova. She resolves to stay away from him despite the obvious attraction, but he can’t keep away from her – he wants her and nothing’s going to get in his way. While they can’t keep their hands off each other, Sarah doesn’t want a relationship, especially not one with a rugby player with a playboy reputation. Sticking to her guns, she knows he’ll move on sooner or later, and she just has to defend her heart from Tom’s remorseless attacks. But for him, this isn’t a game; he wants her in ways he doesn’t understand, and needs to convince Sarah the same. Can Tom convince her he really is playing for keeps?
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Download Free Playing for Keeps PDF by Daniel Fischlin Full Book and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2020-04-24 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The contributors to Playing for Keeps examine the ways in which musical improvisation can serve as a method for negotiating violence, trauma, systemic inequality, and the aftermaths of war and colonialism. Outlining the relation of improvisatory practices to local and global power structures, they show how in sites as varied as South Africa, Canada, Egypt, the United States, and the Canary Islands, improvisation provides the means for its participants to address the past and imagine the future. In addition to essays, the volume features a poem by saxophonist Matana Roberts, an interview with pianist Vijay Iyer about his work with U.S. veterans of color, and drawings by artist Randy DuBurke that chart Nina Simone's politicization. Throughout, the contributors illustrate how improvisation functions as a model for political, cultural, and ethical dialogue and action that can foster the creation of alternate modes of being and knowing in the world. Contributors. Randy DuBurke, Rana El Kadi, Kevin Fellezs, Daniel Fischlin, Kate Galloway, Reem Abdul Hadi, Vijay Iyer, Mark Lomanno, Moshe Morad, Eric Porter, Sara Ramshaw, Matana Roberts, Darci Sprengel, Paul Stapleton, Odeh Turjman, Stephanie Vos
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Download Free Playing For Keeps PDF by Paedon Sims Full Book and published by Paedon Sims. This book was released on 2022-07-27 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For the second time, I've left Braxton behind in Freeport, but this time, there's an air of uncertainty that's got me twisted up in knots I can't even pretend to understand. After dating all three members of the Triad, it's devastatingly obvious that neither he nor I have put our latent feelings behind us. But keeping our past a secret from my boss is paramount if there's going to be any kind of future for us - because Lloyd is a shark and he won't let anything or anyone stand in his way. When everything comes to a head during a visit to Los Angeles, I find myself thrown through the wringer and I find out firsthand how cruel the world of celebrity can be - and that Lloyd isn't even the biggest obstacle to happily ever after with the man who broke my heart. Part two of a fast-paced, second chance romance that spans two cities and must face numerous obstacles to survive. Cheer CeeCee on as she outmaneuvers her devious boss, fellow reporters, the scandal of the century, and someone who really isn't happy to see her. Nobody said you couldn't go home, but there may not be a welcoming committee when you get there.
Download Free Playing for Keeps PDF by J.M. Snyder Full Book and published by JMS Books LLC. This book was released on 2013-04-21 with total page 77 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shy, soft-spoken clarinet player Thad Archer tours Europe over spring break with his college marching band. He's lonely so far from home and everything he's ever known, but at least he has his friends -- Mark, Peter, Seth, and Jamie. Thad has had a secret crush on sexy drummer Jamie McIntosh since they met but has never managed to pluck up the courage to confess his feelings. Could Jamie be as lonely and homesick as Thad? Confident and cocky, Jamie is Thad's opposite in every way, but something about his quiet friend sets his heart aflutter. Unfortunately, Thad's deep in the closet, while Jamie is much more secure in his sexuality. Jamie doesn't want to rush Thad into anything he isn't ready for, but hopefully at some point in their friendship, they can move toward something more. But any romantic hopes the pair have are frustrated by Mark, the band's drum major, who has his sights set on bedding trombonist Seth, or flutist Peter, or anyone, really. He isn't too picky. If he can't get into the pants of his straight friends, he'll settle for whoever he can get. Thad? Jamie? The band will be flying back to the States in a couple of days. Thad knows once they're home, he'll have missed his chance with Jamie. Can he be satisfied just being friends? Or has Mark conducted his way between them?
Download Free Playing for Keeps PDF by Karen Templeton Full Book and published by Harlequin. This book was released on 2014-12-15 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Single mother Joanna Swan had already married one man with a Peter Pan complex, and one was her limit. So now she is determined that romance is for dreamers—and she is one woman with her feet firmly planted on the ground. Even if she does design custom-made Santa Clauses for a living. And that's where Dale McConnaughy comes in. The sexy-as-sin former baseball superstar—now a toy store mogul—might be irresistible to most women, but Joanna had to resist him. Because after all that she'd been through, what kind of fool would she be to let herself fall in love with another man so determined to remain a boy? For Dale, though, baseball hadn't been a game but a way out of a childhood filled with betrayal and heartache. And even though he'd refused to let the past embitter him, it had left its share of scars—scars that perhaps one woman could help to erase. But only if he could prove to Joanna that, where the game of love was concerned, he was willing to risk all….
Download Free Playing For Keeps PDF by Liz Matis Full Book and published by Little Hondo Press. This book was released on 2011-11-03 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Journalist Samantha Jameson always wanted to be one of the boys, but Ryan Terell won’t let her join the club. Fresh from the battlegrounds of Iraq, reporting on a bunch of overgrown boys playing pro football is just the change of scenery she needs. If trying to be taken seriously in the world of sports writing wasn’t hard enough, Ryan, her college crush, is only making it harder. As a tight-end for the team she’s covering, he is strictly off limits. Ryan Terell is a playmaker on and off the field, but when Samantha uncovers his moves, he throws out the playbook. Just as he claims his sweetest victory, Samantha’s investigation into a steroid scandal involving his team forces him to call a time-out to their off the record trysts. But then a life threatening injury on the field will force them both to decide just how far they’ll go to win the game. Winner of the NECRWA First Kiss Contest.
Download Free Playing For Keeps PDF by John Goldlust Full Book and published by Hybrid Publishers. This book was released on 2018-11-01 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A highly regarded text on the intersection of mass media and sports. First published 1987; this edition with new foreword 2013. This book is a brief introductory inquiry that, in the early chapters, provides a broad historical overview of the development since the early nineteenth century of modern spectator sports and mass communications - each of which began as distinctive and emerging forms of leisure and popular entertainment. In subsequent chapters the book proceeds to examine their progressively intertwined and, by the middle of the 20th century, increasingly symbiotic relationship (described as 'a match made in heaven'); a strategic and financially attractive alliance that ultimately proved irresistible to both parties with the emergence and global spread of broadcast television services.
Download Free Playing for Keeps PDF by Ashlie Knapp Full Book and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2017-03-30 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To her friends and family, Aria Cook is a sassy, foul-mouthed, not-a-care-in-the-world woman. She dances for the Oklahoma City Thunder and tends bar at her father's trendy downtown bar, A Shot of Whiskey. What her friends and family don't know, however, is Aria's running from a past she can't escape no matter how hard she tries. Trevin Anderson is a love 'em and leave 'em kind of guy. He knows most women only want the fame associated with dating an NBA athlete. He doesn't get attached. He has a job he loves, a sister and mother he adores and friends who have his back. He doesn't need anything else. After a failed first date, Trevin can't walk away. Maybe it's the thrill of the chase; perhaps it's something more. She calls him her stalker. He calls her his girlfriend. Which one will be right in the end?