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By Elizabeth MacLeod. 2020
Meet Willie O'Ree—Hockey Hall of Famer and a trailblazer for diversity on and off the ice! On January 18, 1958,… Willie O'Ree made history as the first black player in the NHL when he suited up with the Boston Bruins against the Montreal Canadiens. O'Ree went on to play a total of 45 games with the Bruins, a remarkable achievement considering what he overcame to get there.In addition to dealing with racism, bigotry and name-calling, Willie lived with a secret disability: he was blind in one eye -- a fact he had to keep to himself, or he'd never play in the NHL. Thanks to his relentless positivity and love of the game, Willie's time with the Bruins was only one of his many achievements in hockey.The Scholastic Canada Biography series aims to introduce young readers to remarkable Canadians whose lives and contributions have shaped our country and led the way for others to follow in their footsteps. Meet Willie O'Ree is no exception. This wonderful book is a celebration of his life from childhood to playing career, to his later work as an ambassador for NHL diversity, and to his eventual induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018.Written by award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod, this portrait of Willie O'Ree couples simple yet compelling writing with full-colour, comic-flavoured illustrations by Mike Deas that help bring this fascinating story to life!
By Jerry Howarth. 2019
For 36 years, Jerry Howarth ushered in eternal hope each spring and thrived in the drive of each fall as… the voice of the Toronto Blue Jays. In 1982, the lifelong avid sports fan joined Tom Cheek as full-time play-by-play radio announcer for the Blue Jays, and for the next 23 years, "Tom and Jerry" were the voices of the franchise. Jerry became part of the fabric of a nation and a team, covering historic moments like the rise of the Blue Jays through the 1980s that culminated in back-to-back World Series Championships in 1992 and 1993. His Hall of Fame-worthy broadcasting career has been nothing short of legendary. When Jerry retired in February 2018, the tributes poured in and made one thing perfectly clear: Toronto baseball would never be the same. Howarth brings together thoughts on life, family, work, and baseball. 2019.
By Elizabeth MacLeod. 2019
On April 19, 1907, a hundred thousand people lined up to watch the eighth running of the Boston Marathon. At… the start of the race, more than one hundred runners surged forward, and at the end, Tom Longboat won it in an record-breaking four minutes, forty-six seconds. He became the most famous runner in the world, yet faced scrutiny and criticism of every part of his life, from his revolutionary training techniques to his Indigenous heritage. After the peak of his running career, Tom volunteered for military service in World War I. He survived, and faced further challenges upon his return. But Tom Longboat continued to live his life on his own terms, and his legacy as Canada's foremost distance runner continues to be recognized to this day. Grades K-3. 2019.
By Ken Dryden. 2019
NATIONAL BESTSELLERA hockey life like no other.A hockey book like no other.Scotty Bowman is recognized as the best coach in… hockey history, and one of the greatest coaches in all of sports. He won more games and more Stanley Cups than anyone else. Remarkably, despite all the changes in hockey, he coached at the very top for more than four decades, his first Cup win and his last an astonishing thirty-nine years apart. Yet perhaps most uniquely, different from anyone else who has ever lived or ever will again, he has experienced the best of hockey continuously since he was fourteen years old. With his precious standing room pass to the Montreal Forum, he saw "Rocket" Richard play at his peak every Saturday night. He saw Gordie Howe as a seventeen-year-old just starting out. He scouted Bobby Orr as a thirteen-year-old in Parry Sound, Ontario. He coached Guy Lafleur and Mario Lemieux. He coached against Wayne Gretzky. For the past decade, as an advisor for the Chicago Blackhawks, he has watched Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, and Connor McDavid. He has seen it all up close. Ken Dryden was a Hall-of-Fame goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. His critically acclaimed and bestselling books have shaped the way we read and think about hockey. Now the player and coach who won five Stanley Cups together team up once again.In Scotty, Dryden has given his coach a new test: Tell us about all these players and teams you've seen, but imagine yourself as their coach. Tell us about their weaknesses, not just their strengths. Tell us how you would coach them and coach against them. And then choose the top eight teams of all time, match them up against one another in a playoff series, and, separating the near-great from the great, tell us who would win. And why.This book is about a life—a hockey life, a Canadian life, a life of achievement. It is Scotty Bowman in his natural element, behind the bench one more time.
By Annalisa Coliva, Paolo Leonardi, Sebastiano Moruzzi. 2018
The volume honours Eva Picardi her philosophical views and interests as well as her teaching… collecting eighteen essays some by former students of hers some by colleagues with whom she discussed and interacted The themes of the volume encompass topics ranging from foundational and historical issues in the philosophy of language and the philosophy of logic and mathematics as well as issues related to the recent debates on rationality naturalism and the contextual aspects of meaning The volume is split into three sections one on Gottlob Frege s work in philosophy of language and logic taking into account also its historical dimension one on Donald s Davidson s work and one on the contextualism-literalism dispute about meaning and on naturalist research programmes such as Chomsky s
By Mark Ribowsky. 2018
The story of America s most sacred and carefully constructed football dynasty is revealed in this unflinching family… portrait For generations American athletes have enjoyed the ever-escalating celebrity lavished upon them when they combine on-the-field talent with off-the field charisma but never before have we seen as transformative a sports dynasty as the Mannings a bloodline of strong arms Southern values and savvy business instincts each man compelling in his own right made whole by family But how in just fifty years did this private trio achieve football immortality A gripping and definitive account In the Name of the Father traces Archie Peyton and Eli s roots from red-clay Mississippi to the bright lights of the Super Bowl to reveal the truth of their grit and dedication their inherent ability and the drama they endured behind closed doors As New York Times Notable biographer Mark Ribowsky meticulously chronicles the road to football stardom was not paved smoothly for patriarch Archie The most celebrated and beloved athlete to emerge from tiny Drew Mississippi Archie lost his father to suicide during his heyday at Ole Miss Then despite his playing through the pain a string of surgeries prematurely ended a storied NFL career most memorably spent with the New Orleans Saints Similar savior-like expectations were passed to Archie s eldest Cooper the most gifted of his brood but the shocking discovery of a spinal condition prevented Cooper from ever playing a single snap of college ball Luckily Archie had been raising all three of his sons to love the gridiron throwing deep balls to them off the front porch and there were two more heir apparents in the wings Raised watching dusty old game films in the family den Peyton was swiftly hailed as a generational talent his record-breaking tenure at Tennessee paving a clear path to the NFL Winning Super Bowls with both the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos he was able to overcome a debilitating neck injury after barely being able to hold a football to eclipse Archie in football success It was Peyton who would first pair his football cachet with capitalism selecting commercials and appearances to show off his humor and expand the now-ubiquitous Manning brand into mainstream popular culture And finally there was quiet Eli with an arm and a career to match his big brother s but a reserved and enigmatic affect all his own The good-boy who followed his father to Ole Miss Eli entered the NFL even more carefully managed then his brother was forcing a trade when the lackluster San Diego Chargers selected him with the first pick in the draft Even with two dramatic Super Bowl wins with the New York Giants Eli s lows have been catastrophic and he has never been quite the media darling his brother is But even as their football careers wind down the power of the Manning name only grows Drawing on new interviews and research Ribowsky reveals a family of transcendent talent and intense loyalty dedicated to maintaining an all-American fa ade that has on occasion shown cracks From the family s past steeped in problematic parts of Southern identity to locker-room scandal turned lawsuit to flashes of fraternal jealousy Ribowsky leaves no stone unturned Rich in gridiron dramatics and familial intrigue In the Name of the Father is a quintessentially American saga of a multifaceted lineage that has forever changed the game
By Leland Melvin. 2017
In this moving, inspirational memoir, a former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver shares his personal journey from the gridiron… to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance and grace that align to create the opportunities for success.Leland Melvin is the only person in human history to catch a pass in the National Football League and in space. Though his path from the gridiron to the heavens was riddled with setbacks and injury, Leland persevered to reach the stars. While training with NASA, Melvin suffered a severe injury that left him deaf. Leland was relegated to earthbound assignments, but chose to remain and support his astronaut family. His loyalty paid off. Recovering partial hearing, he earned his eligibility for space travel. He served as mission specialist for two flights aboard the shuttle Atlantis, working on the International Space Station.In this inspirational memoir, the former NASA astronaut and professional athlete offers an examination of the intersecting role of community, perseverance, and grace that align to shape our opportunities and outcomes. Chasing Space is not the story of one man, but the story of many men, women, scientists, and mentors who helped him defy the odds and live out an uncommon destiny.As a chemist, athlete, engineer and space traveler, Leland’s life story is a study in the science of achievement. His personal insights illuminate how grit and grace, are the keys to overcoming adversity and rising to success.
By Aldous Huxley. 1945
An inspired gathering of religious writings that reveals the divine reality common to all faiths collected by… Aldous Huxley The Perennial Philosophy Aldous Huxley writes may be found among the traditional lore of peoples in every region of the world and in its fully developed forms it has a place in every one of the higher religions With great wit and stunning intellect--drawing on a diverse array of faiths including Zen Buddhism Hinduism Taoism Christian mysticism and Islam--Huxley examines the spiritual beliefs of various religious traditions and explains how they are united by a common human yearning to experience the divine The Perennial Philosophy includes selections from Meister Eckhart Rumi and Lao Tzu as well as the Bhagavad Gita Tibetan Book of the Dead Diamond Sutra and Upanishads among many others
This book presents a collection of philosophical essays on freedom and tolerance in the Netherlands. It explores liberal freedom and… its limits in areas such as freedom of speech, public reason, sexual morality, euthanasia, drugs policy, and minority rights. The book takes Dutch practices as exemplary test cases for the principled discussions on these subjects from the perspective of political liberalism. Indeed, the Netherlands may be viewed as a social laboratory in human tolerance. During the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, Holland took the lead in a global emancipation process towards a society based on equal freedom. It was the first country to legalize euthanasia, soft drugs and gay marriage. In the final sections, the book examines the question of whether the political murders on the politician Pim Fortuyn and the film director Theo van Gogh, the reactions to Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s film Submission, as well as the success of the populist politician Geert Wilders are signs of the end of Dutch tolerance. Although it recognizes that the political climate has taken a conservative turn, the book shows that the Netherlands still shows remarkable tolerance.
By Robert Nichols. 2014
Martin Heidegger and Michel Foucault are two of the most important and influential thinkers of the twentieth century. Each has… spawned volumes of secondary literature and sparked fierce, polarizing debates, particularly about the relationship between philosophy and politics. And yet, to date there exists almost no work that presents a systematic and comprehensive engagement of the two in relation to one another. "The World of Freedom" addresses this lacuna. Neither apology nor polemic, the book demonstrates that it is not merely interesting but necessary to read Heidegger and Foucault alongside one another if we are to properly understand the shape of twentieth-century Continental thought. Through close, scholarly engagement with primary texts, Robert Nichols develops original and demanding insights into the relationship between fundamental and historical ontology, modes of objectification and subjectification, and an ethopoetic conception of freedom. In the process, his book also reveals the role that Heidegger's reception in France played in Foucault's intellectual development--the first major work to do so while taking full advantage of the recent publication of Foucault's last College de France lectures of the 1980s, which mark a return to classical Greek and Roman philosophy, and thus to familiar Heideggerian loci of concern.
By Yvonne Kapp. 1972
New edition of Yvonne Kapp s much-celebrated biographyEleanor Marx is one of the most tragically overlooked feminists intellectuals in history… To the extent that she is known interest in her is often limited to her proximity to Karl Marx her father But not only did she edit translate transcribe and collaborate with him she also spent her extraordinary life putting his ideas into practice as a labour organizer and radical This highly acclaimed biography brilliantly succeeds in capturing Eleanor s spirit from a lively child opining on the world s affairs to the new woman aspiring to the stage earning her living as a free intellectual and helping to lead England s unskilled workers at the height of the new unionism being always more than yet at the same time inescapably Karl Marx s daughter It is also inevitably an unrivalled biography of the Marx household in Victorian London of the Marx circle and of Friedrich Engels the family s extraordinary mentor Eleanor s biography appeared first at the height of feminist organizing and does so again in this single-volume edition as the interest in feminism resurges as a crucial corrective to a narrative that puts feminists and marxists on opposing sides of radical history
By Chantal Mouffe. 2018
What is the populist moment and what does it mean for the left Populism today is… the expression of a crisis of liberal-democratic politics It is more than an ideology or a political regime It is a way of doing politics that can take various forms but emerges when one aims at building a new subject of collective action--the people In this new book the leading political thinker Chantal Mouffe proposes a new way to define left populism The political is to be constructed by establishing a political frontier that divides society into two camps mobilising an underdog against those in power Populism far from being a perversion of democracy constitutes the most adequate political force to recover and reconstitute itself This new politics must recognise its partisan character This presents itself as more than the image of demagoguery and emotive rabbles seen across our media Furthermore it is an urgent struggle because the future will be formed by the kind of populism that emerges victorious from the conflict against the current threats of post-politics and post-democracy
What kind of hypocrite should voters choose as their next leader The question seems utterly cynical But … as David Runciman suggests it is actually much more cynical to pretend that politics can ever be completely sincere Political Hypocrisy is a timely and timeless book on the problems of sincerity and truth in politics and how we can deal with them without slipping into hypocrisy ourselves Runciman draws on the work of some of the great truth-tellers in modern political thought--Hobbes Mandeville Jefferson Bentham Sidgwick and Orwell--and applies his ideas to different kinds of hypocritical politicians from Oliver Cromwell to Hillary Clinton He argues that we should accept hypocrisy as a fact of politics--the most dangerous form of political hypocrisy is to claim to have a politics without hypocrisy Featuring a new foreword that takes the story up to Donald Trump this book examines why instead of vainly searching for authentic politicians we should try to distinguish between harmless and harmful hypocrisies and worry only about the most damaging varieties
By Gare Joyce. 2017
An in-depth and behind-the-scenes look at how Auston Matthews and a gang of talented young hockey players are breaking from… Toronto s troubled sporting past and rekindling the city s love for its team Auston Matthews made history on October 12 2016 by becoming the first player in the modern game to score four goals in his NHL debut It was a momentous occasion for the talented young All-Star but it was equally important for his newly adopted city and its storied century-old team That night marked the dawn of a new era for the Toronto Maple Leafs The team had a long and colourful history and it had always been foundational to the city s image But years of losing seasons had tarnished the team s reputation and left even the most diehard fans questioning their loyalty It seemed that each passing year brought more of the same more mediocrity more heartbreak more disappointment But the team s management had a plan one that would take them where others feared to go a total rebuild Piece by piece they were assembling a group of young talented players who would reshape the team With the arrival of Auston Matthews the team s first overall draft pick in over twenty years it seemed that the Leafs were ready to break with their past Young Leafs follows the team through that remarkable season tracing the divergent journeys of the players leading up to their unlikely campaign Matthews the prodigy with the unorthodox path to the NHL Marner the baby-faced talent with immense skill and an infectious energy Nylander the son of a former hockey professional now looking to make his own mark Reilly the youngster with the mind of a general Kadri the maturing leader once billed as the team s saviour As the ups and downs of the season unfold the team tries to overcome the ghosts of its past and write a new future one that is far from certain Can a group of precocious kids bond together and become winners Will they be able to carry the hopes of a city Most important will Toronto finally have a reason to believe again
Friedrich Nietzsche is often depicted in popular and scholarly discourse as a lonely philosopher dealing with abstract concerns unconnected to… the intellectual debates of his time and place. Robert C. Holub counters this narrative, arguing that Nietzsche was very well attuned to the events and issues of his era and responded to them frequently in his writings. Organized around nine important questions circulating in Europe at the time in the realms of politics, society, and science, Nietzsche in the Nineteenth Century presents a thorough investigation of Nietzsche's familiarity with contemporary life, his contact with and comments on these various questions, and the sources from which he gathered his knowledge.Holub begins his analysis with Nietzsche's views on education, nationhood, and the working-class movement, turns to questions of women and women's emancipation, colonialism, and Jews and Judaism, and looks at Nietzsche's dealings with evolutionary biology, cosmological theories, and the new "science" of eugenics. He shows how Nietzsche, although infrequently read during his lifetime, formulated his thought in an ongoing dialogue with the concerns of his contemporaries, and how his philosophy can be conceived as a contribution to the debates taking place in the nineteenth century. Throughout his examination, Holub finds that, against conventional wisdom, Nietzsche was only indirectly in conversation with the modern philosophical tradition from Descartes through German idealism, and that the books and individuals central to his development were more obscure writers, most of whom have long since been forgotten.This book thus sheds light on Nietzsche's thought as enmeshed in a web of nineteenth-century discourses and offers new insights into his interactive method of engaging with the philosophical universe of his time.
By Casey Legler. 2018
A memoir for our times Michael Stipe A coming-of-age drama… captured through poetic prose and convincing honesty Kirkus Reviews I swim for every chance to get wasted after every meet every weekend every travel trip This is what I look forward to and what I tell no one the burn of it down my throat to my soul curled up in my lungs the sharpest pain all over it it seizes and stretches becoming alive again and is the only thing that makes sense At fifteen Casey Legler is already one of the fastest swimmers in the world She is also an alcoholic isolated from her family and incapable of forming lasting connections with those around her Driven to compete at the highest levels sent far away from home to train with the best coaches and teams she finds herself increasingly alone and alienated living a life of cheap hotels and chlorine-worn skin anonymous sexual encounters and escalating drug use Even at what should be a moment of triumph competing at age sixteen in the 1996 Olympics she is an outsider looking in procuring drugs for Olympians she hardly knows and losing her race after setting a new world record in the qualifying heats After submitting to years of numbing training in France and the United States Casey can see no way out of the sinister loneliness that has swelled and festered inside her Yet wondrously when it is almost too late she discovers a small light within herself and senses a point of calm within the whirlwind of her life In searing evocative visceral prose Casey gives language to loneliness in this startling story of survival defiance and of the embers that still burn when everything else in us goes dark
By Gavin Brent Sullivan. 2017
This book highlights the importance of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s writings on psychology and psychological phenomena for the historical development of contemporary… psychology. It presents an insightful assessment of the philosopher’s work, particularly his later writings, which draws on key interpretations that have informed our understanding of metapsychological and psychological issues.Wittgenstein’s Philosophy in Psychology engages with both critics and followers of the philosopher’s work to demonstrate its enduring relevance to psychology today. Sullivan presents a novel examination of Wittgenstein’s later writings by providing historical detail about the uptake, understanding and use of Wittgenstein’s remarks and method in psychology and related areas of social science, examining persistent sources of conceptual confusion and showing how to apply his insights in investigations of collectives, social life, emotions, subjectivity, and development. In doing so, he reveals the value for psychologists in adopting a philosophical method of conceptual investigation to work through and become more reﬂexive about prominent theories, methods, therapies and practices in their respective, multiple ﬁelds and thereby create a resource for future theoretical, empirical and applied psychologists. This work will be of particular relevance to students and academics engaged in the history of psychology and to practitioners interested in understanding the continued importance of Wittgenstein’s work within the practices of psychology.
By Amanda Guillán. 2017
This monograph analyzes Nicholas Rescher s system of pragmatic idealism It also looks at his approach to… prediction in science Coverage highlights a prominent contribution to a central topic in the philosophy and methodology of science The author offers a full characterization of Rescher s system of philosophy She presents readers with a comprehensive philosophico-methodological analysis of this important work Her research takes into account different thematic realms semantic logical epistemological methodological ontological axiological and ethical The book features three thematic-parts I General Coordinates Semantic Features and Logical Components of Scientific Prediction II Predictive Knowledge and Predictive Processes in Rescher s Methodological Pragmatism and III From Reality to Values Ontological Features Axiological Elements and Ethical Aspects of Scientific Prediction This insightful analysis offers a critical reconstruction of Rescher s philosophy The system he created is often characterized as pragmatic idealism that is open to some realist elements He is a prominent representative of contemporary pragmatism who has made a great deal of contributions to the study of this topic This area is crucial for science and it has been little considered in the philosophy of science
Faith in the utility and value of legal rights forms the political common sense of our age With its… profound breadth and insight into the modern condition Max Weber s social and political thought is widely considered to be the most influential of the era Legal phenomena play a centre-stage role in his account of the development of the West and the rationalism of modern social arrangements Cary Boucock s In the Grip of Freedom examines the relationship between Max Weber s Sociology of Law and his interpretation of the structure and meaning of modern society Weber s social and political thought is investigated in the context of developments in Canada which have followed the 1982 enactment of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms-namely the movement toward a rights-oriented nation where broad social issues are routed through the courts and the political self-understanding of the citizen becomes increasingly tied to a conception of the individual as a rights-bearing subject Professor Boucock s text runs against the grain of conventional assessments of Weber s legal theory and its applicability to understanding contemporary legal developments He explores the significance of Weber s sociology of law theories within the larger compass of his sociological thought and illustrates the significance of Weber s sociology for interpreting the social dimensions of present-day legal developments in Canada Weber s work is a vehicle for understanding the social and legal practices of our own time and thus goes far beyond a simple interpretation of the great German thinker
George Grant s mystique as a public philosopher is due in part to the seemingly contradictory political stances he took… through the years His opposition to the Vietnam war and his linking of liberalism with technological progress and imperialism brought him favour among the political left during the 1960s Then in the following decade his opposition to abortion earned him allies on the political right despite his rejection of limitless capitalist growth and free trade with the US This collection of original essays reveals the complex philosophic artistic and religious sources underlying Grant s public positions of nationalism pacifism and conservatism The collection begins with Grant s previously unpublished writing on C line This is a bold and vigorous Grant writing on a topic about which he is passionate and deeply informed Grant s own work is followed by two pieces that explore his devotion to C line Nietzsche Heidegger Weil and Strauss also receive special attention here Many of the essays draw on manuscripts and notes left unpublished by Grant thus contributing new perspectives to the ongoing discussion of his work The focus of this book is the unknown George Grant namely the philosophic religious and artistic inspiration behind his well-known public positions Here we discover the great modern thinkers who animated Grant and whose writings occupied him for much of his life