A Sport and a Pastime

We cross the square and go down the long , open street that runs to the station , bicycles swimming beside us , their faint headlights quivering on the road . The line of dark trees continues the entire length and then , turning , leads ...

A Sport and a Pastime


Stars Stripes and Diamonds

Tyrone Debray in Pastime (Bullpen Productions/Open Road Ltd./Miramax, 1991. Although the sport itself has been riddled with. William Russ (left) as Roy Dean Bream and Glenn Plummer as —Kitty McGowan and Hazel Jones, Ladies Day, 1943.

Stars  Stripes and Diamonds

Since the Progressive Era, baseball has been promoted as an institution encapsulating the best of American values and capable of bridging the chasms of twentieth century American culture—urban versus rural, industry versus agriculture, individual versus community, immigrant versus native, white versus color. Among the more enthusiastic of the game’s proponents have been American filmmakers, and baseball films present perhaps the purest depiction of baseball’s vision of an idealized America. This critical study treats baseball cinema as a film genre and explores the functions of baseball ideology as it is represented in that genre. It focuses on how Hollywood’s presentation of baseball has served not only to promote dominant values, but also to bridge cultural conflicts. Commentary on 85 films deals with issues of race, community, gambling, players, women, and owners. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

A Sport and a Pastime

One of the first great American novels to speak frankly of human desire free of guilt and shame, A Sport and a Pastime inspired Reynolds Price to call it “as nearly perfect as any American fiction I know.” This ebook edition features an ...

A Sport and a Pastime

The astonishing novel and “tour de force” about a love affair in postwar France from the iconic author of All That Is (The New York Times Book Review). Twenty-year-old Yale dropout Phillip Dean is traveling Europe aimlessly in a borrowed car with little money. When he stops for a few days in a church-quiet town near Dijon, he meets Anne-Marie Costallat, a young shop assistant. The two begin an affair both carnal and innocent, and she quickly becomes to him the real France, its beating heart and an object of pure longing. James Salter, author of Light Years and the memoir Burning the Days, was an essential voice in the evolution of late twentieth-century prose, a stylist on par with Updike and Roth who won the PEN/Faulkner Award for his collection Dusk and Other Stories. One of the first great American novels to speak frankly of human desire free of guilt and shame, A Sport and a Pastime inspired Reynolds Price to call it “as nearly perfect as any American fiction I know.” This ebook edition features an illustrated biography of James Salter including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

The Open Road to Mind Training

brain cell , so that moral propensity cannot be expressed , " and then , a little later , " I shall no longer use it at the instigation of habit , to stimulate me quickly for sport and pastime , nor at the solicitation of a friend to ...

The Open Road to Mind Training


The Open Road

The Open Road


Le Fric

With a nod to the sport's French heritage, he named the company 'Rapha' after a French team of the 1950s that had been ... The arty coffee-table publication gloried in the freedom of the open road, the beauty of the mountains and the ...

Le Fric

The fascinating and unknown story of the Tour de France's ever-changing relationship with money and power - and the enigmatic family behind it all. It started with a cash drop by an English spy in occupied Paris in 1944. Reserved for Resistance groups during the war, the money reached Émilien Amaury, an advertising executive, who was tasked to help France return to a free press once liberated. He soon launched a newspaper empire that - unbeknown to him - would own the rights to run what would become one of the greatest sporting events in history. Le Tour, once a struggling commercial phenomenon, began to rise in popularity across much of western Europe in the glum years after the Second World War, lifting the mood of the hungry and despondent French. But with the increased interest in the event, exacerbated by the creation of television and the internet, came several cultural threats to national heritage. Multiple attempts to wrest power and profits from the latest generation of the Amaury family - who still own the race and take tens of millions of euros home in dividends - have followed, but not without a fight. Fast-paced and fastidiously researched, Le Fric illustrates how moments off the bike at the Tour de France are every bit as gripping as the battle for the yellow jersey.

Life and the Student

... a sport not unlike canoeing. On the open road, withthewind whistling in the superstructure, it is more like sailing. ... Tinkering is a national pastime, and an interest in automobiles orgasolinelaunches almosta careerin itself.

Life and the Student

Life and the Student (1927), with a new introduction by Jonathan B. Imber, is a compilation of reflections, commentaries, and letters from other scholars that Charles Horton Cooley, accumulated throughout his life. The book includes personal passages on various topics within the realms of reading and writing, thinking, art, science, sociology, academia, religion, and human nature. There is no formal structure to the book, except the literary sense that organizes these thoughts and observations about life. It is impossible to categorize these widely ranging commentaries. They include discussions of the automobile, the impressionable nature of young people, the claim that the question of racial superiority is still unresolved, his belief that eugenists are inconsistent in their views, and more. Cooley’s work sought to emphasize the connection between society and the individual. He believed that the two could only be understood in relationship to each other. While researching the effects of social responses and social participation, he created the concept of the “looking-glass self,” which is the theory that a person’s sense of self grows out of interpersonal interactions and the perceptions of others. Cooley also showed that social life and the relationship between groups and communities stems from mental phenomena.

Solo Faces

One of the great novels of the outdoors, Solo Faces is as thrilling, beautiful, and immediate as the Alpine peaks that have enthralled climbers for centuries.

Solo Faces

A novel about a lonely mountain climber from the author of All That Is: “Beautifully composed . . . will remind readers of Camus and Saint-Exupéry” (The Washington Post). Vernon Rand is a charismatic figure whose great love—whose life, in fact—is climbing. He lives alone in California, where he combats the drudgery of a roofing job with the thrill of climbing in the nearby mountain ranges. Sure of only his talent and nerve, Rand decides to test himself in the French Alps, with their true mountaineering and famed, fearsome peaks. He soon learns that the most perilous moments are, for him, the moments when he feels truly alive. One of the great novels of the outdoors, Solo Faces is as thrilling, beautiful, and immediate as the Alpine peaks that have enthralled climbers for centuries. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Salter including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Italian All in One For Dummies

Watching sports on TV is a favorite pastime for any fan; here's a list of Italian favorites more or less by popularity: ... In 1927, the first Mille Miglia (an open-road endurance race) — The Thousand Miles — took place on the route ...

Italian All in One For Dummies

Learn to speak Italian like a native? Easy. Italian All-in-One For Dummies appeals to those readers looking for a comprehensive, all-encompassing guide to mastering the Italian language. It contains content from all For Dummies Italian language instruction titles, including Italian For Dummies, Intermediate Italian For Dummies, Italian Verbs For Dummies, Italian Phrases For Dummies, Italian Grammar For Dummies, and Italian For Dummies Audio Set. Offers readers interested in learning Italian a valuable reference to all aspects of this popular language The content appeals to students, travelers, and businesspeople who visit Italian-speaking countries An online companion site allows you to download audio tracks allows for more practice opportunities, as well as additional content empowering you to speak Italian like a native Whether you're a pure beginner or have some familiarity with the language, Italian All-in-One For Dummies, with downloadable audio practice online, is your ticket to speaking, and writing, Italian.

The Monthly C T C Gazette and Official Record

What makes those who once take to the sport of the “ scorching wheel as passionate in the pursuit of their new pastime as ... For those who love " to sing the song of the open road , ” and whose idea of delight is to go somewhere where ...

The Monthly C T C  Gazette  and Official Record


Letters of Eminent Men Addressed to Ralph Thoresby

... used yet in the midland counties of England ; you may call it a military sport or pastime . We have a quintan set up almost at every wedding in Shropshire . The custom is thus : in the open road , through which the bridegroom brings ...

Letters of Eminent Men  Addressed to Ralph Thoresby


Letters of Eminent Men Addressed to Ralph Thoresby F R S

... used yet in the midland counties of England ; you may call it a military sport or pastime . We have a quintan set up almost at every wedding in Shropshire . The custom is thus : in the open road , through which the bridegroom brings ...

Letters of Eminent Men  Addressed to Ralph Thoresby  F R S


Letters of Eminent Men Addressed to Ralph Thoresby

... used yet in the midland counties of England ; you may call it a military sport or pastime . We have a quintan set up almost at every wedding in Shropshire . The custom is thus : in the open road , through which the bridegroom brings ...

Letters of Eminent Men  Addressed to Ralph Thoresby


Letters of Eminent Men addressed to Ralph Thoresby F R S Now first published from the originals Appendix An account of a tour in Scotland by T Kirk etc

... used yet in the midland counties of England ; you may call it a military sport or pastime . We have a quintan set up almost at every wedding in Shropshire . The custom is thus : in the open road , through which the bridegroom brings ...

Letters of Eminent Men  addressed to Ralph Thoresby  F R S  Now first published from the originals   Appendix  An account of a tour in Scotland by T  Kirk  etc


Sport and the Physical Emancipation of English Women RLE Sports Studies

... it brought the sexes together on equal terms more completely than any other sport or pastime. ... Awheel on the open road, she appeared every inch an independent being who could think, say and do what she liked, who deserved to be ...

Sport and the Physical Emancipation of English Women  RLE Sports Studies

The nineteenth century was a golden age in British sports. Not only were sports immensely popular, but they began to assume the forms and qualities that still characterise them today. Moreover, the latter part of the century saw a significant participation in sports by women, and this book provides the first overall examination of this early development and the social changes that it helped to bring about. Since women’s entry into sports was chiefly a consequence of the campaign for better female education, the book begins with an account of sports at the Oxbridge women’s colleges, at the girls' public schools and at the new women’s physical training colleges. It then examines team sports such as hockey, lacrosse, and cricket and individual sports such as tennis, golf and cycling. Other chapters discuss the medical attitudes and prejudices toward women’s participation in sports and the role of sports in changing female dress.

British Homes and Foreign Wanderings a Novel

One might imagine the air to be infested by millions of lucciole , and during the time devoted by the populace to this strange sport in the open street , the same pastime is enjoyed in every noble or simple dwelling that lines the Corso ...

British Homes and Foreign Wanderings  a Novel


Is This Heaven

Despite the growing popularity of other sports, the competition from a myriad of alternate forms of entertainment, and baseball's own ... Like soda pop and the open road, baseball has inspired AMERICA'S PASTIME AND ITS FATHERS AND SONS 123.

Is This Heaven

More than three decades ago, the film Field of Dreams made grown men cry with its tale of a son's quest to know his father through the magic of baseball. The mystical baseball field of that movie continues to attract thousands of visitors and here is the story of a make-believe place made real, its incredible lure, and its effect on the people who have stepped between its chalk lines.

Cycling and the British

... perhaps more than the devotees of any other sport or pastime, have a strong feeling of sympathy and comradeship, ... the inscription: 'His devotion to the pastime of cycling inspired many to enjoy the countryside and the open road.

Cycling and the British

Cycling is currently enjoying a boom in popularity. What are the reasons behind this phenomenon? How have perceptions and the popularity of cycling shifted? This book charts the historical development of cycling both as a leisure and sporting activity since the 19th century and explores the wider political and cultural context in which cycling in Britain emerged. In particular, it examines cycling's relationship with environmental politics and its place in popular culture. Neil Carter successfully traverses several historical sub-disciplines, including the history of transport, leisure, sport, medicine and politics, employing the analytical tools of class, gender, political culture, the role of the state and commercialism to demonstrate how British identity has shaped and been shaped by cycling. At a time when it has become part of debates over transport and health, Cycling and the British: A Modern History provides a timely and clear analysis of the changes and continuities in attitudes towards cycling.

Early Bicycles and the Quest for Speed

in a manner at once unpleasant to those immediately interested and detrimental to the pastime at large. ... the recreational cyclist road-user and the bicycle industry would all suffer if the sport did not regulate itself: “We address ...

Early Bicycles and the Quest for Speed

From the earliest "velocipedes" through the advent of the pneumatic tire to the rise of modern road and track competition, this history of the sport of bicycle racing traces its role in the development of bicycle technology between 1868 and 1903. Providing detailed technical information along with biographies of racers and other important personalities, the book explores this thirty-year period of early bicycle history as the social and technical precursor to later developments in the motorcycle and automobile industries.

Sensationalism and the Genealogy of Modernity

On the open road, cyclists found tranquility, fresh air, good exercise, and even fellowship. ... promise to prospective readers to be “the first wheel journal to fully illustrate the history/of the sport, pastime and trade week by week.

Sensationalism and the Genealogy of Modernity

This book maps out the temporal and geographic coordinates of the trope of sensationalism in the long nineteenth century through a comparative approach. Not only juxtaposing different geographical areas (Europe, Asia and Oceania), this volume also disperses its history over a longue durée, allowing readers to perceive the hidden and often unacknowledged continuities throughout a period that is often reduced to the confines of the national disciplines of literature, art, and cultural studies. Providing a wide range of methodological approaches from the fields of literary studies, art history, sociology of literature, and visual culture, this collection offers indispensable examples of the relation between literature and several other media. Topics include the rhetorical tropes of popular culture, the material culture of clothing, the lived experience of performance as a sub-text of literature and painting, and the redefinition of spatiality and temporality in theory, art, and literature.