Winning at All Costs

Winning at All Costs

So many skilful players were produced by the Italian system, but very few were given a chance in the big teams. Winning - at all costs - was too important to allow for the luxury of inconsistency, or skill for skill's sake.

Author: John Foot

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781568586526

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 624

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The 2006 World Cup final between Italy and France was a down-and-dirty game, marred by French superstar Zidane's head-butting of Italian defender Materazzi. But viewers were also exposed to the poetry, force, and excellence of the Italian game; as operatic as Verdi and as cunning as Machiavelli, it seemed to open a window into the Italian soul. John Foot's epic history shows what makes Italian soccer so unique. Mixing serious analysis and comic storytelling, Foot describes its humble origins in northern Italy in the 1890s to its present day incarnation where soccer is the national civic religion. A story that is reminiscent of Gangs of New York and A Clockwork Orange, Foot shows how the Italian game -- like its political culture -- has been overshadowed by big business, violence, conspiracy, and tragedy, how demagogues like Benito Mussolini and Silvio Berlusconi have used the game to further their own political ambitions. But Winning at All Costs also celebrates the sweet moments -- the four World Cup victories, the success of Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, the role soccer played in the resistance to Nazism, and the great managers and players who show that Italian soccer is as irresistible as Italy itself.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

At All Costs

At All Costs

Harry was a man accustomed to winning, regardless of the cost. Rumors abounded of competitors threatened into submission, but none of the accusations were true—at least not in the sense that people imagined. Harry Sinclair knew only one ...

Author: John Gilstrap

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786028283

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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When undercover fugitives are found in the suburbs, they must race against time—and the FBI—to clear their names in this “superior page turner” (David Baldacci). The Brightons are just an ordinary, small-town, law-abiding family—until somebody else's mistake uncovers the truth. Jake and Carolyn Brighton are the FBI's two most wanted fugitives. Jake and Carolyn have lived a lie for fourteen years to protect themselves. But now they have to protect their thirteen-year-old son. Their only chance is to return to the hellish scene of an unprecedented crime and collect the evidence that may finally set them free. But can they elude a massive manhunt long enough to get there? “Gilstrap has ingeniously twisted his simple premise six ways from Sunday. Does for families what Nathan’s Run did for preteens—puts them through endless rounds of entertainingly action-packed pursuit.” —Kirkus
Categories: Fiction

At All Costs

At All Costs

At All Costs is his second book for young readers. His interest in concussions stems from his work with the Center for Neurological ... He lives in a Detroit suburb with his son, Casey, and their cat. RED ZONE WINNING IS NOT OPTIONAL.

Author: Patrick Jones

Publisher: Darby Creek ™

ISBN: 9781467774239

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 104

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Kyle and Mike share a dream of playing college football. They're both members of the Central High Trojans. And lately their dream is in danger, because Mike has taken some serious hits. A head injury is affecting his performance on the field—and it might mean he'll have serious health problems. When Kyle figures out a way to cheat the football program's new concussion tests, he decides he's protecting Mike's chances of playing college ball. But is he also putting Mike at risk of further harm? And when Mike's symptoms get worse, will Kyle pressure his friend to leave the game—or pressure him to play?
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

4 At All Costs

 4 At All Costs

... symptoms get worse, will Kyle pressure his friend to leave the game—or pressure him to play? 1 OUT OF THE TUNNEL 2 BREAKTHROUGH 3 THE OPTION 4 AT ALL COSTS 5 TAKE AWAY 6 RISE ABOVE. RED. ZONE. CHECK OUT ALL OF THE ACTION IN. WINNING.

Author: Patrick Jones

Publisher: Darby Creek

ISBN: 9781467746526

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 108

View: 995

Kyle and Mike share a dream of playing college football. They're both members of the Central High Trojans. And lately their dream is in danger, because Mike has taken some serious hits. A head injury is affecting his performance on the field—and it might mean he'll have serious health problems. When Kyle figures out a way to cheat the football program's new concussion tests, he decides he's protecting Mike's chances of playing college ball. But is he also putting Mike at risk of further harm? And when Mike's symptoms get worse, will Kyle pressure his friend to leave the game—or pressure him to play?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Life at All Costs

Life at All Costs

Today, he is an Emmy® Award-winning Creative Professional who has made an unexpected impact in the pro-life movement with the bold TooManyAhortedcom billboard/web campaigns. As the first pro-adoption themed ad campaign created to ...

Author: Dr. Alveda King

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469185057

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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GENERAL READERSHIP Edited by Dr. Alveda King and Dr. La Verne Tolbert, Life At All Costs: An Anthology of Voices from 21st Century Black Prolife Leaders (Xlibris) includes chapters on abortion's impact in the black community, personhood, the genocidal roots of Planned Parenthood, personal stories from post-abortive women, family values, parenting and adoption, the new healthcare mandate, comprehensive sex education vs. abstinence, STDs, and more! This impressive volume concludes with a message for young Christians. PARENTS, TEACHERS, MINISTERS, YOUTH LEADERS Here's a new resource just for you! Life At All Costs: An Anthology of Voices from 21st Century Black Prolife Leaders (Xlibris) answers the tough questions kids ask about abortion, contraception, sexual activity, homosexuality, and more! Learn how to defend traditional values from a biblical perspective by reading this collection of essays and articles written by prolife leaders across the United States. Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Dr. La Verne Tolbert edited this volume. SEMINARIES, UNIVERSITIES Life At All Costs: An Anthology of Voices from 21st Century Black Prolife Leaders is an excellent new resource for churches, seminaries, and universities. Ethical, social, and moral issues are evaluated from a biblical perspective. Finally, here's a chance to "hear" the voices of leaders in the black prolife communityvoices that are often muted by the media. Life At All Costs is edited by Dr. Alveda King and Dr. La Verne Tolbert.
Categories: Reference

Hold at All Costs

Hold at All Costs

Private Albert Hill of the Royal Welch Fusiliers winning his VC. (Deeds that Thrill the Empire) Corporal Joseph Davies and eight men became separated and were surrounded by the enemy. He managed to get his men into a shell hole, ...

Author: Ian Uys

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781912174454

Category: History

Page: 216

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Delville Wood in the Somme was the most famous battle ever fought by South Africans. Through this action other nations learnt to respect the fighting qualities of the men from the fledgling Union of South Africa. Erstwhile foes, Boer and Briton, fought shoulder to shoulder against the pride of the German Army. They withstood waves of attacking infantrymen; were subjected to savage artillery fire which reached a crescendo of seven shells a second, pulverizing the wood and obliterating the defenses; then fought hand to hand until overrun; threw back the enemy; and fought on with unbelievable tenacity. The bone-weary survivors defended the wood through five days and six nights of hell, eventually being forced into a corner of the wood. The orders were to hold on at all costs – and this they did despite appalling casualties. The saga of Delville Wood will never be forgotten by South Africa, yet the story of the battle, told through the eyes of the participants was never fully documented – accounts read like fiction, yet are wholly true. We learn about youngsters from the plains of Southern Africa who earned the admiration of their enemy. After being shelled for eight hours they stood up from the mud to repel fresh assaults. We read of the Victoria Cross won through rescuing a wounded officer under fire; a man blown up and buried who continued on to deliver his message and earn the DCM; the officer who was captured then knocked out his guard to return to the fighting; the colonel who fought like a private with rifle and mills bombs; and many more. The Germans’ experiences are also chronicled. Extracts from their regimental histories paint a picture of their dogged determination to retake the wood. Their order was that the enemy was not to advance except over corpses! The author interviewed many of the South African survivors, now long gone, and has visited the wood on many occasions during the past thirty-three years. The trilogy of books he wrote on the battle has been combined into a riveting account of ‘the bloodiest battle hell of 1916’. In 1917 The Times of London recounted, ‘No battlefield on all the Western Front was more bitterly contested than was “Devil’s Wood”... [where] South African forces won their imperishable fame – grimly hanging on against overwhelming odds and repulsing counter attacks by troops five and six times their number.”
Categories: History

At All Costs

At All Costs

Implicit in the use of the phrase 'at all costs' is the desperate need to attain an objective or maintain an existing position, for the greater good of the whole. A unit can be set an at-all-costs mission in either an offensive or a ...

Author: Bryan Perrett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781474619189

Category: History

Page: 240

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From the jaws of defeat, incredible victories. AT ALL COSTS! transports you to the battlefront for over two centuries of astonishing military confrontations. From the Battle of Minden in 1795 to dramatic second world war stories and the Battle for Goose Green in the Falklands, Bryan Perrett gives astoundingly vivid accounts of international forces in daring actions, achieving victory against the odds. These real-life military adventures are meticulously, accurately described, giving a true flavour of some of the most important moments in world history.
Categories: History

At All Costs

At All Costs

At All Costs David Weber What price victory The war with the Republic of Haven has resumed ... disastrously for the Star Kingdom of Manticore. Admiral Lady Dame Honor Harrington, Steadholder and Duchess Harrington, the single victorious ...

Author: David Weber

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 9781618245007

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

View: 687

What price victory The war with the Republic of Haven has resumed . . . disastrously for the Star Kingdom of Manticore. Admiral Lady Dame Honor Harrington, Steadholder and Duchess Harrington, the single victorious Allied commander of the opening phase of the new war, has been recalled from the Sidemore System to command Eighth Fleet. Everyone knows Eighth Fleet is the Alliance's primary offensive command, which makes it the natural assignment for the woman the media calls "the Salamander." But what most of the public DOESN'T know is that not only are the Star Kingdom and its Allies badly outnumbered by the Republic's new fleet, but that the odds are going to get steadily worse. Eighth Fleet's job is to somehow prevent those odds from crushing the Alliance before the Star Kingdom can regain its strategic balance. It's a job which won't be done cheaply. Honor Harrington must meet her formidable responsibilities with inferior forces even as she copes with tumultuous changes in her personal and public life. The alternative to victory is total defeat, yet this time the COST of victory will be agonizingly high. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Categories: Fiction

At All Costs

At All Costs

The cost of these dishes was 21 shillings each. The Eagle Oil Shipping Co. reserve the right to take any legal proceeding they think justified at a future date in the civil court. SPM The entry concerning A. Byrne (Messman) was read ...

Author: Sam Moses

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588365613

Category: History

Page: 352

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In this gripping, page-turning account, Sam Moses has told a story in the tradition of Sebastian Junger’s A Perfect Storm, Robert Kurson’s Shadow Divers, and Hampton Sides’s Ghost Soldiers. It’s a story about the heroism of two men in battle at sea during World War II, and one woman fleeing Nazi Norway with her child. It’s about how courage can change the course of history. AT ALL COSTS: How a Crippled Ship and Two American Merchant Marines Turned the Tide of World War II is the astonishing untold account, with original historical reporting, of how two men faced unfathomable danger to help save the island of Malta, Churchill’s crux of the war. In 1942, the tiny island of Malta was the most heavily bombed place on earth. Hitler needed Malta as a stepping-stone to get to the oil in Iraq and Iran (Persia at the time). Blockaded by sea, Malta was running on empty, in food, fuel and ammunition. Axis U-boats and dive-bombers made supply convoys to Malta more like suicide missions. In this last-hope convoy, 50 warships escorted 13 freighters carrying aviation fuel, and a single critical tanker, the SS Ohio, with 107,000 barrels of oil from Texas. Winston Churchill had traveled to Washington and asked FDR for the tanker–his prime ministership was at stake over this mission to Malta. Relentlessly dive-bombed and repeatedly torpedoed, the Ohio suffered huge hits and was abandoned. Two young American merchant mariners– pulled from the sea after their own ship went down in flames–boarded the ravaged tanker, repaired her guns and fought off German and Italian dive-bombers, as the sinking Ohio was towed at 4 knots toward Malta with a tiny crew of volunteers. Sam Moses’ AT ALL COSTS is a triumphant story of human bravery: fearless, selfless acts by men determined to save a ship and win a war; profound communal courage from an island under brutal siege; and leaders who understood the cause of freedom.
Categories: History

At All Cost

At All Cost

I thought if I asked you to marry me, you might think I was being pushy and I would lose any chance with you. ... “In my career as an attorney I've never been as unsure of winning a case, as I was of getting a yes from you, ...

Author: Edna Cordova

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781499060003

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

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Craig Osborn, a handsome wealthy defense attorney. Who has flown around most of the world in hopes of finding a doctor to cure his impotence, but to Craig disappointment the doctors believe he has a psychological problem, possibly caused from a trauma that was so emotional and horrifying his mind has blocked it from memory and he may never find a cure. That is hard for Craig to believe, while in one hospital he had a dream he was married to the most beautiful girl he had ever seen and they were very intimate. He has all ways believed if he found the right woman, he could have a healthy intimate relationship. To his disbelief while giving a lecture at a University, he saw the very girl in his dream, but had only time to learn her name was Emeral, as he was leaving for Beirut to defend two FBI agents, who had been accused of turning their back for a price, to let one of the biggest drug lord in Beirut and America ship drugs into the USA. Craig vowed when he returned to the states, he would find this beautiful girl named Emeral, at all cost.
Categories: Fiction