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Title To Hate Like This Is to Be Happy Forever
Author Will Blythe
Publisher Harper Collins
Release 2009-10-13
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 384
ISBN 0061754188
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An obsessively personal history of the blood feud between North Carolina’s and Duke’s basketball teams and what that rivalry says about class and culture in the South The basketball rivalry between Duke and North Carolina is the fiercest and longest-running blood feud in college athletics, and perhaps in all of sports. To legions of otherwise reasonable adults, it is a conflict that surpasses athletics; it is rich against poor, locals against outsiders, even good against evil. In North Carolina, where both schools reside, it is a way of aligning oneself with larger philosophic ideals—of choosing teams in life—a tradition of partisanship that reveals the pleasures and even the necessities of hatred. As the season unfolds, Blythe, the former longtime literary editor of Esquire and a lifelong Tarheels fan, will immerse himself in the lives of the two teams, eavesdropping on practice sessions, hanging with players, observing the arcane rituals of fans, and struggling to establish some basic human kinship with Duke’s players and proponents. With access to the coaches, the stars, and the bit players, it is both a chronicle of personal obsession and a record of social history.

The Research Triangle by William M. Rohe

Title The Research Triangle
Author William M. Rohe
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
Release 2012-12-19
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 298
ISBN 0812222253
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'The Research Triangle' describes the history, current challenges, and future prospects of this fascinating metropolitan area in North Carolina.

The Team America Loves to Hate by Charles R. Warner

Title The Team America Loves to Hate
Author Charles R. Warner
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release 2009
Category Social Science
Total Pages 148
ISBN 0313357048
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book examines the animosity towards the New York Yankees among fans of Major League Baseball and what that revilement says about the game, its fans, and America itself. * Includes chapters on resentment of individual players— particularly Alex Rodriguez—the relationship between the Yankees and Major League Baseball, Yankee fans, and uncategorizable outbursts of Yankee hatred * Offers over 200 first-person narratives of Yankee hatred from fans of all other major league baseball teams * Offers a complete index including listings of fan contributions to the book

Title The Enlightened Bracketologist
Author Nigel Holmes
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release 2008-12-09
Category Social Science
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781596919471
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Every March, the NCAA men's basketball tournament blankets newspapers and the Internet, and attracts millions of television viewers over the course of three weeks. Will a perennial favorite like Duke win? Or will it be a dark horse like Gonzaga? The phenomenon known as March Madness galvanizes a nation of viewers as few other sports events can. The reason? Bracketology. America eagerly watches as 64 teams become 32, then 16, then 8, then 4, then 2, and finally #1. Now it's time to use the same rigorous method for everything that really matters in culture, people, history, the arts and more. In The Enlightened Bracketologist the editors have organized the world's most haunting and maddeningly subjective questions into a scheme of binary pairings that finally reveal what is truly the best in its class: La Tache or Chateau Latour? (1) Barry Bonds or Terrell Owens? (2) "Vissi d'arte" or "Dove Sono"? (3) OJ verdict or JFK assassination? (4) "Top of the world, Ma" or "Nobody's perfect"? (5) Two by two, The Enlightened Bracketologist pits our cultural mainstays against each other; only the finest survive. Every double-page spread of this book will contain a series of brackets compiled by experts and celebrities, with text call-outs that highlight the reason why one competitor moves on and another doesn't. Already committed are Elvis Costello on popular songs; David Bouley on cookbooks; Leon Fleisher on piano music; Reneé Fleming on opera arias; Henry Beard on French phrases; Joseph Ward on wine.

The Rhetoric of Emotions by Robert Perinbanayagam

Title The Rhetoric of Emotions
Author Robert Perinbanayagam
Publisher Routledge
Release 2017-07-05
Category Social Science
Total Pages 286
ISBN 1351475118
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Kenneth Burke, founder of the critical method of dramatism, believed that motives and attitudes are constantly generated by individuals as they encounter social situations and material objects in the course of their everyday lives. In The Rhetoric of Emotions, Robert Perinbanayagam proposes that by analysing individuals' experiences, especially through their interaction with creative outlets, we can come to a deeper understanding of how the human mind systematically approaches the emotive process.The author maintains that individuals use spoken language, and all other forms of symbolism, including art and literature, to elicit social cooperation and emotional understanding, both in regard to the world around them and within themselves. Rhetoric and culture are mechanisms for managing values, behaviour, and emotions. In order to ground this philosophical viewpoint, Perinbanayagam strategically discusses famous novels and paintings to show how individuals construct emotional responses to the rhetorical objects at their disposal.In addition to the ideas of Burke and George Herbert Mead, the ideas of Max Weber, Georg Simmel, Charles Sanders Peirce, Edmund Husserl, Alfred Schutz, and Erving Goffman are also reflected in this provocative analysis.

Title The Politics and Culture of Modern Sports
Author Sheldon Anderson
Publisher Lexington Books
Release 2015-12-15
Category History
Total Pages 408
ISBN 149851796X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This study examines the role of modern sports in constructing national identities and the way leaders have exploited sports to achieve domestic and foreign policy goals. It focuses on the development of national sporting cultures in Great Britain and the United States, how the rest of Europe and the world adopted or rejected their games, and the impact of sports on politics.

Big Time Sports in American Universities by Charles T. Clotfelter

Title Big Time Sports in American Universities
Author Charles T. Clotfelter
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2019-02-21
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages
ISBN 1108369227
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For almost a century, big-time college athletics has been a wildly popular but consistently problematic part of American higher education. The challenges it poses to traditional academic values have been recognized from the start, but they have grown more ominous in recent decades, as cable television has become ubiquitous, commercial opportunities have proliferated, and athletic budgets have ballooned. In the second edition of his influential book Big-Time Sports in American Universities, Clotfelter continues to examine the role of athletics in American universities, building on his argument that commercial sports have become a core function of the universities that engage in them. Drawing on recent scandals on large-scale college campuses and updates on several high-profile court cases, Clotfelter brings clear economic analysis to the variety of problems that sports raise for university and public policy, providing the basis for the continuation of constructive conversations about the value of big-time sports in higher education.

Dean Smith by Jeff Davis

Title Dean Smith
Author Jeff Davis
Publisher Rodale
Release 2017-02-07
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 272
ISBN 1623363608
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Former University of North Carolina men's basketball coach Dean Smith was one of the most successful coaches ever to hold a whistle. In his 36 years at North Carolina, his teams won a record 879 games. They also captured 17 conference championships and two NCAA championships, claimed 30 seasons with at least 20 wins, and made 11 Final Four appearances. Coach Smith developed 26 consensus All-Americans, five NBA rookies of the year (including the great Michael Jordan), and 25 first-round draft picks. But Smith's basketball accomplishments tell only part of his story. You may not know that Smith worked to abolish the death penalty in North Carolina and openly supported gay rights. As a high school senior in 1949, five years before the Supreme Court's historic ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education, he pleaded in vain with officials to include African-American players on the school's basketball team. Sixteen years later, after completing his fourth season as the head coach at North Carolina, Smith ventured to New York City and came back to Chapel Hill with Charlie Scott, the most significant recruit of his tenure. Scott became the school's first African-American scholarship recipient. Smith had successfully integrated major college basketball in the South. Smith passed away in February 2015, and Dean Smith: A Basketball Life takes stock of this extraordinary man whose ideas and philosophies have shaped the best of what college basketball has been and should aspire to be in the future. In this revealing biography, author Jeff Davis calls on the reminiscences of Coach Smith's closest friends and associates, former players, coaches, and rivals, and a wealth of secondary sources, to render a rich and vivid portrait of this towering figure of 20th-century American sports.

Title Moon Asheville the Great Smoky Mountains
Author Jason Frye
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2019-07-16
Category Travel
Total Pages 192
ISBN 1640492054
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Whether you're hopping between microbreweries or hiking the Appalachian Trail, get to know this charming Southern hub with Moon Asheville & the Great Smoky Mountains. Inside you'll find: Flexible, strategic itineraries, from a weekend in Asheville to five days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, designed for outdoor adventurers, foodies, history buffs, and more The best local flavor: Indulge in award-winning cuisine on a food tour, discover the microbreweries that earned Asheville the title of "Beer City USA," and catch a live show from a local band. Admire the art deco architecture downtown, gallery-hop in repurposed warehouses, or check out an indie bookstore Unique outdoor experiences: Hike through the mountains and meadows along the Appalachian Trail, take a dip in the hot springs dotting the hillsides, or break out the binoculars for some top-notch wildlife-watching. Set up camp in the Pisgah National Forest, peep the changing leaves in autumn, or go rafting, kayaking, or canoeing on the French Broad River Honest advice on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around from North Carolina local Jason Frye Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Thorough background on the culture and history, wildlife, and geography Helpful tips for hikers and campers, LGBTQ+ travelers, and travelers with disabilities Find your adventure with Moon Asheville & the Great Smoky Mountains. Exploring more of the South? Try Moon Carolinas & Georgia. Looking for more Southern city charm? Try Moon Charleston & Savannah.