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- University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 23.00
What does it take to be an Olympic gold medalist and to coach a collegiate team to fifteen NCAA titles? In A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable , famed wrestler and wrestling coach Dan Gable tells engaging and inspiring stories of his childhood in Waterloo, Iowa; overcoming the murder of his sister as a teenager; his sports career... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 89.00
This one-volume reference provides a comprehensive overview of gambling in the Americas, examining the history, morality, market growth, and economics of the gaming industry. more...
- Month9Books, LLC 2015; US$ 3.99
Lucas Mackenzie has got the best job of any 10-year-old boy. He travels from city to city as part of the London Midnight Ghost Show, scaring unsuspecting show-goers year round. Performing comes naturally to Lucas and the rest of the troupe, who?ve been doing it for as long as Lucas can remember. But there?s something Lucas doesn?t know. Like the rest... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 14.99
Born out of the cultural flamboyance and anxiety of the 1980s, They Live (1988) is a hallmark of John Carpenter?s singular canon, combining the aesthetics of multiple genres and leveling an attack against the politics of Reaganism and the Cold War. The decision to cast the professional wrestler “Rowdy? Roddy Piper as his protagonist gave Carpenter... more...
- Wilderness Press 2015; US$ 18.95
Given its history and massive sprawl, we must admit that, unlike Nancy Sinatra?s boots, Albuquerque was not made for walking. However, that doesn?t mean the art of walking has met its demise here. A resurgence in plans and efforts to make it walkable again indicates that the city is on the verge of a pedestrian renaissance. In the meantime, navigating... more...
- Temple University Press 2015; US$ 22.95
In Dancing the Fairy Tale, Laura Katz Rizzo claims that The Sleeping Beauty is both a metaphor for ballet itself, and a powerful case study for examining ballet and its production and performance. Using Marius Petipa and Pyotr Tchaikovsky's classical dance--specifically as it was staged in Philadelphia over nearly 70 years--Katz Rizzo looks at the... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 21.95
In this easy to use, informative, and occasionally eccentric guidebook, David A. Steinberg blazes the trail to more than twenty-five unusual landmarks and hard-to-find destinations that are mostly within a two-hour drive of New York City. Suitable for the experienced hiker or camping adventurer?as well as anyone that has the desire to explore? Hiking... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95
The 1980s saw the peak of a moral panic over fantasy role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons. A coalition of moral entrepreneurs that included representatives from the Christian Right, the field of psychology, and law enforcement claimed that these games were not only psychologically dangerous but an occult religion masquerading as a game.... more...