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📒Rock N Roll Soccer ✍ Ian Plenderleith
✏Rock n Roll Soccer Book Summary : The North American Soccer League - at its peak in the late 1970s - presented soccer as performance, played by men with a bent for flair, hair and glamour. More than just Pelé and the New York Cosmos, it lured the biggest names of the world game like Johan Cruyff, Franz Beckenbauer, Eusebio, Gerd Müller and George Best to play the sport as it was meant to be played-without inhibition, to please the fans. The first complete look at the ambitious, star-studded NASL, Rock 'n' Roll Soccer reveals how this precursor to modern soccer laid the foundations for the sport's tremendous popularity in America today. Bringing to life the color and chaos of an unfairly maligned league, soccer journalist Ian Plenderleith draws from research and interviews with the men who were there to reveal the madness of its marketing, the wild expectations of businessmen and corporations hoping to make a killing out of the next big thing, and the insanity of franchises in scorching cities like Las Vegas and Hawaii. That's not to mention the league's on-running fight with FIFA as the trailblazing North American continent battled to innovate, surprise, and sell soccer to a whole new world. As entertaining and raucous as the league itself, Rock 'n' Roll Soccer recounts the hype and chaos surrounding the rapid rise and cataclysmic fall of the NASL, an enterprising and groundbreaking league that did too much right to ignore.
📒Chelsea Fc In The Swinging 60s ✍ Greg Tesser
✏Chelsea FC in the Swinging 60s Book Summary : Kings Road was the place to be in the 1960s, and their residents Chelsea FC were the original fashionable football club. More than forty years after Chelsea conquered Real Madrid in a dramatic European final, Greg Tesser relives the days when he was Britain’s youngest football agent. He will tell of his first meeting with club vice-chairman Richard Attenborough and how Peter Osgood became a TV star, thanks to one of the creators of Coronation Street. It was an era of glamour when soccer and showbiz came together for the first time. When the likes of Michael Crawford and Raquel Welch sat in the antiquated Stamford Bridge stands to marvel at the élan and flair of Charlie Cooke and The King of Stamford Bridge himself, the legendary Peter Osgood – even Steve McQueen got in on the act by visiting the changing-rooms before kick-off. Surely at no other time in the history of football had a squad been assembled that mirrored so accurately the new mood of liberalism that was spreading throughout the country in the 1960s and early 70s. Football, fashion and rock and roll – here’s what it was really at Stamford Bridge in those heady times.
📒The Early Years Of Chicago Soccer 1887 1939 ✍ Gabe Logan
✏The Early Years of Chicago Soccer 1887 1939 Book Summary : This study examines the history of Chicago soccer from 1887 to 1939 from the perspectives of recreation, immigration, labor, and urban history. The author analyzes the championship tournaments, teams, and players that enabled Chicago to become one of the nation's early soccer powers.
📒Rock On The Rock N Roll Greats ✍ Colin King
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📒The Heyday Of The Football Annual ✍ Ian Preece
✏The Heyday Of The Football Annual Book Summary : The Independent's Best Sports Book of the Year, 2015 Christmas Day 1959 and legions of schoolboys up and down the country feverishly unwrapped the very first Topical Times Football Book. On the cover Bobby Charlton smacked a leather ball out of a pillar-box red background and, although this wasn't the first yearbook, it heralded the golden age of the Christmas football annual. As the sixties progressed, the shelves in Woolworth's and the local newsagent began to bulge with titles reflecting the expanding, exciting world of football - Charles Buchan's Soccer Gift Book nestled next to the International Football Book and the Midlands Soccer Annual. These annuals were educational and insightful, taking the reader into the changing rooms, the supporters' club lounges, and the manager's mind ahead of a tough season. Beautifully illustrated, they helped shape the football consciousness of a generation. In The Heyday of The Football Annual Ian Preece and Doug Cheeseman bottle the essence of these publications. They travel back in time to a world where Forfar Athletic and Doncaster Rovers had equal billing with Manchester United and Arsenal, where debate raged over the use of goal average, and Huddersfield v Carlisle was the main game on Match of the Day. Along the way, leading football writers Richard Williams, Jonathan Wilson, Patrick Collins and Derek Hammond, among others, share their memories - not only of 'soccer' annuals but of an era when the unveiling of Dundee's new stand was deemed worthy of a two-page spread, and Scunthorpe's pre-season tour to Ibiza merited a lengthy feature. This was a world where footballers grew chrysanthemums for a hobby, drank tea down the local café to pass the time, and Coventry City were the go-ahead club of the future. For better, and (certainly) for worse, it's a world long gone.
📒The Secret History Of Rock N Roll ✍ Christopher Knowles
✏The Secret History of Rock n Roll Book Summary : "...tells the story of the Mysteries [e.g. Mystery religions]--their rise, fall and eventual rebirth in the New World, where rhythms and melodies from the West African and the Celtic diasporas collided with the sound of popular music forever."--P. 4 of cover.
📒What I Did On My Rock N Roll Vacation ✍ Michael Yahn
✏What I Did on My Rock N Roll Vacation Book Summary : What I Did On My Rock n' Roll Vacation is the story of friendship, life and good old fashioned rock n' roll. It is a true-to-life fictional tale of a group of friends that put a band together, even though none of them have any musical talent what-so-ever. After being signed by a local producer as a national media experiment, to see if they could brainwash a nation into liking the worst band on the planet, they tour the country and grow up in the process. It is a wild and scary roller coaster ride through the world of music, life and living your dreams at all costs. The book features a foreword by music legend Ronnie Hawkins, and original quotes from some of Canada's most prominent musicians, written only for this novel, such as Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies), Safwan Javed (Wide Mouth Mason), Brian Vollmer (Helix), Joey Keithley (DOA), Tim White (Headstones) and Dave Bidini (Rheostatics).
📒Sun Sand Rock N Roll ✍ Nikhil Lakhani
✏Sun Sand Rock n Roll Book Summary : JB Strassenberger and his band, Generation Rebel, tirelessly scavenge for gigs, stealthily making themselves known to the world and eventually achieving insane amounts of success. But just as soon as he finds himself at the top, JB is torn away from his rock star lifestyle and ends up in a mysterious Indian village all alone. What follows is a shady synergy of epic proportions between two cultures. JB tries to win the heart of the Chief's daughter, introduces Rock 'n' Roll to the people with the power of his mystical guitar and does battle with a mythic beast that haunts the village, all the while trying to come to terms with the loss of his former lifestyle and adapting to one that will help him discover his true self. Get ready for lots of Sun, Sand and a whole lot of Rock 'n' Roll!
📒Dancing In The Streets ✍ Barbara Ehrenreich
✏Dancing in the Streets Book Summary : From the bestselling social commentator and cultural historian comes Barbara Ehrenreich's fascinating exploration of one of humanity's oldest traditions: the celebration of communal joy In the acclaimed Blood Rites, Barbara Ehrenreich delved into the origins of our species' attraction to war. Here, she explores the opposite impulse, one that has been so effectively suppressed that we lack even a term for it: the desire for collective joy, historically expressed in ecstatic revels of feasting, costuming, and dancing. Ehrenreich uncovers the origins of communal celebration in human biology and culture. Although sixteenth-century Europeans viewed mass festivities as foreign and "savage," Ehrenreich shows that they were indigenous to the West, from the ancient Greeks' worship of Dionysus to the medieval practice of Christianity as a "danced religion." Ultimately, church officials drove the festivities into the streets, the prelude to widespread reformation: Protestants criminalized carnival, Wahhabist Muslims battled ecstatic Sufism, European colonizers wiped out native dance rites. The elites' fear that such gatherings would undermine social hierarchies was justified: the festive tradition inspired French revolutionary crowds and uprisings from the Caribbean to the American plains. Yet outbreaks of group revelry persist, as Ehrenreich shows, pointing to the 1960s rock-and-roll rebellion and the more recent "carnivalization" of sports. Original, exhilarating, and deeply optimistic, Dancing in the Streets concludes that we are innately social beings, impelled to share our joy and therefore able to envision, even create, a more peaceable future. "Fascinating . . . An admirably lucid, level-headed history of outbreaks of joy from Dionysus to the Grateful Dead."—Terry Eagleton, The Nation
📒4 Minutes A Day Rock N Roll Your Way To Happy ✍ Shemane Nugent
✏4 Minutes a Day Rock n Roll Your Way to Happy Book Summary : 4 Minutes a Day, Rock-n-Roll Your Way to Happy is the title of my amazing wife Shemane's new book. The woman gets it, and she gets it every day. Quality of life and true happiness come down to individual choices, and in this day and age of a world all shook up, we often need a reminder of the little, simple things that add up to overall health and a sense of completeness. Shemane nails it in every way as her higher level of awareness readily identifies all the various ingredients to bring it all about. She knows and she lives it. This great book can make all the difference in the world. -Ted Nugent If you've ever wanted more in life: love, happiness, health, wealth, a different career, or a stronger spiritual connection, then this book is for you! The good news is that it doesn't take years to make all of these changes. All you need is 4 minutes a day to create and live the life of your dreams! No, really. Most of us don't have an extra hour a day to start a new exercise program or even think about a career change, but 4 minutes a day isn't out of the question, is it? Time is our biggest obstacle, which is why this program is effective. Use this book as a journal to describe your inner most thoughts. It's time to get real. Dig down deep and be honest with yourself. Right here. Right now. Take the next step. Open this book, commit to 4 minutes a day, and you'll be surprised about what YOU can do! C'mon! That stirring inside you is a calling to find your purpose in life and be happier, healthier and more prosperous.