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  • Sport für Managerby Georg Matuszek

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 20.73

    Was kann der Manager vom Sport lernen? Was sind die Parallelen zwischen Sport und Beruf, diesen beiden Magneten der Leistungsorientiertheit? „Besser sich quälen, als von den Umständen gequält zu werden" ist eine Maxime, die sich vom Sport aufs Leben übertragen lässt. Sport bringt ins Bewusstsein, zu welchen Leistungen Menschen fähig und gleichzeitig... more...

  • Igniting the Flameby Jim Reisler; Dave Wottle

    Lyons Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    The story of the fourteen men – largely forgotten and never the subject of a full-length book – who created the American Olympic movement by winning eleven gold medals at the first modern Olympics in 1896 in Athens, timed for publication leading up to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials and the 2012 Olympics in London. more...

  • Kid's Guide to Bostonby Eileen Ogintz

    Globe Pequot Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    Before you plan your family’s next excursion, get some help from a travel professional…and your kids! The Kid’s Guide series lets the kids help plan your trip and guides you as you explore your destination. Inside you’ll find kid-tested tips on where to go, where to eat, what to see, and where to get the best souvenirs. Along the way, your kids will... more...

  • Activism and the Olympicsby Jules Boykoff

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

     In Activism and the Olympics , Boykoff provides a critical overview of the Olympic industry and its political opponents in the modern era. After presenting a brief history of Olympic activism, he turns his attention to on-the-ground activism through the lens of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, drawing from... more...

  • Public Policy and Professional Sportsby J. K. Wilson; R. Pomfret

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Public Policy and Professional Sports is a comprehensive analysis of public policy aspects of the economics of professional sports, supported by in-depth international case studies. It covers regulation and competition in the sports industry and its labour markets, public spending on stadiums and mega-events, and governance issues including unethical... more...

  • Soccer Hooliganismby Denis Howell; J. A. Harrington

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Soccer Hooliganism: A Preliminary Report focuses on the study of the intrusion of hooliganism into sports, especially football. This book begins with a description of the methods of inquiry that surveys and evaluates existing opinions regarding the problem of football hooliganism, followed by a discussion of its extent and seriousness. The nature... more...

  • Reframing Disability?by Daniel Jackson; Caroline E.M. Hodges; Mike Molesworth; Richard Scullion

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    The London 2012 Paralympic Games - the biggest, most accessible and best-attended games in the Paralympics' 64-year history - came with an explicit aim to "transform the perception of disabled people in society," and use sport to contribute to "a better world for all people with a disability." This social agenda offered the potential to re-frame disability;... more...

  • Zehnkampf-Power für Managerby Wolf Lasko; Frank Busemann; Peter Busch

    Gabler Verlag 2015; US$ 44.57

    Frank Busemann, der Olympia-Zweite von Atlanta im Zehnkampf, hat es im Sport bis an die Spitze gebracht. Zielstrebigkeit, Mut und Leidenschaft waren einige der Qualitäten und Tugenden, die ihm dabei geholfen haben. Damit ist er ein Vorbild nicht nur für andere Sportler, sondern auch für Unternehmer, die ganz ähnliche Voraussetzungen brauchen, um erfolgreich... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movementby John Grasso; Bill Mallon; Jeroen Heijmans

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 183.00

    This fifth edition of Historical Dictionary of The Olympic Movement covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about The Olympic Movement. more...

  • Ultimate Olympic Weightliftingby Dave Randolph

    Ulysses Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    ACHIEVE OLYMPIC STRENGTH WITH THIS HARDCORE GUIDE TO WEIGHTLIFTING Every four years, the world’s most powerful athletes showcase their amazing abilities at the Olympics. This book takes you step by step through the same primary lifts, assistance movements and training techniques used by these high-level athletes to help you build explosive strength,... more...