The Sport Of Kings

The Sport Of Kings

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The daring, inventive novel (a sprawling family saga set in Kentucky that combines southern gothic with the drama of horse racing) from a brilliant young author named one of The New Yorker's "20 Best Writers Under 40." Here is the ambitious, strikingly original, and dazzling new novel from a young writer whose first novel, All the Living, received passionate praise and rave reviews, and earned her one of the highly coveted spots on The New Yorker's list of the "20 Best Writers Under 40" alongside such peers as Karen Russell, Wells Tower, Téa Obreht, and Dinaw Mengestu. But where that first novel had startling ambition and scope yet strictly contained its remarkable energy within notably spare language and a pared-down setting and time frame, this new novel's energy bursts out of the gate running and gallops through generations, consuming a multitude of characters and plots. The title The Sport of Kings refers to horse racing, and the novel centres itself within that world: a connected web of humans and animals, as well as a fertile patch of land, in the heart of Kentucky. With breathtaking fluency, C.E. Morgan puts us inside the consciousness of an extraordinary range of characters who inhabit that patch of land through the years: an adolescent trying to grow up under the withering gaze of his landowner father; a brilliant black woman struggling with her seeming fate to be a household servant; a whip-smart boy who grows up in the ghetto but seeks to know more about his mysterious origins; and a girl whose uncompromising love of her family's legacy leads her to gamble with her own life. C.E. Morgan's writing has been compared to that of Marilynne Robinson and James Salter, and her ability to articulate moments fleetingly observed or sudden subtle changes in tenor and mood has a similar effect of mingled surprise and inevitability. This is writing that, even in its wildest and most southern-gothic moments, contains both the ring of truth and the thrill of discovery.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : C.E. Morgan
Publisher : Knopf Canada
Release : 2016-05-03
File : 560 Pages
ISBN : 9780307375728


The Sport Of Kings

The Sport Of Kings

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'Behind the scenes' description of British flat racing based on Cassidy's experiences working in Newmarket.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Rebecca Cassidy
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2002-08-29
File : 186 Pages
ISBN : 052100487X


Great Women In The Sport Of Kings

Great Women In The Sport Of Kings

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This text considers the phenomenon of female jockeys. It takes a look at their lives and offers portraits of how they overcame personal and professional obstacles. The introduction explores the implications of women in sport, the struggles female jockeys face and the significance of their success.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author by : Scooter Toby Davidson
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
Release : 1999-04-01
File : 158 Pages
ISBN : 081560565X


Aborigines And The Sport Of Kings

Aborigines And The Sport Of Kings

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Aborigines and the ‘Sport of Kings’ celebrates the significant and exciting Aboriginal involvement in Australian racing history. A remarkable history considering that Australian Aboriginal people’s first contact with the European animals caused them bewilderment and terror because violent massacres and unprovoked vicious attacks were conducted from horseback. However, within a short period they adapted and shed their fears. Over time they caught horses and taught themselves to ride, using sheets of bark as makeshift saddles. Settler accounts record Aboriginal people’s uncanny affinity with horses; their excellence in caring for them and in riding. So, moving from the skilled workers who were the backbone of the Australian pastoral industries to racing horses was an obvious step. Amongst the many Aboriginal jockeys highlighted in the book are Merv Maynard, Norm Rose, Frank Reys, Richard Lawrence 'Darby' McCarthy and Leigh-Anne Goodwin, Australia's first female Aboriginal jockey to ride a winner at a metropolitan track.

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Genre : History
Author by : John Maynard
Publisher : Aboriginal Studies Press
Release : 2013-10-24
File : 144 Pages
ISBN : 9781922059543


Sherlock Holmes And The Sport Of Kings With Audio Level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library

Sherlock Holmes And The Sport Of Kings With Audio Level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library

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A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Retold for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett. Horseracing is the sport of kings, perhaps because racehorses are very expensive animals. But when they win, they can make a lot of money for the owners, for the trainers, and for the people who put bets on them. Silver Blaze is a young horse, but already the winner of many races. One night he disappears, and someone kills his trainer. The police want the killer, and the owner wants his horse, but they can't find them. So what do they do? They write to 221B Baker Street, of course - to ask for the help of the great detective, Sherlock Holmes.

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Genre : Foreign Language Study
Author by : Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2014-09-30
File : 64 Pages
ISBN : 9780194632065


The Game Of Kings

The Game Of Kings

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In this first book in the legendary Lymond Chronicles, Francis Crawford of Lymond, traitor, murderer, nobleman, returns to Scotland to redeem his reputation and save his home. It is 1547 and Scotland has been humiliated by an English invasion and is threatened by machinations elsewhere beyond its borders, but it is still free. Paradoxically, her freedom may depend on a man who stands accused of treason. He is Francis Crawford of Lymond, a scapegrace nobleman of crooked felicities and murderous talents, posessed of a scholar's erudition and a tongue as wicked as a rapier. In The Game of Kings, this extraordinary antihero returns to the country that has outlawed him to redeem his reputations even at the risk of his life.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Dorothy Dunnett
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010-08-11
File : 560 Pages
ISBN : 9780307762320


Brooklyn

Brooklyn

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A major new history of Brooklyn, told through its landscapes, buildings, and the people who made them, from the early 17th century to today.

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Genre : Architecture
Author by : Thomas J. Campanella
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2020-08-18
File : 552 Pages
ISBN : 9780691208619


Become A Winner Claiming Thoroughbred Race Horses

Become A Winner Claiming Thoroughbred Race Horses

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Make money in thoroughbred racing now. No more putting out money with no return. Marino Specogna outlines the steps to become a consistent winner as an owner, and a handicapper. Learn to never claim a losing horse, and learn how to find that special claimer that will continually take you to the winner's circle. Training and Jockey secrets are exposed allowing the beginner or pro handicapper to pick consistent winners. This is a complete Thoroughbred horse guide to, claiming winners and claiming unknown superstars, outlining breeding and handicapping basics, and most importantly, finding the right trainer for you. Ever wonder what a proper feed program is for a horse? How about the type of steroid program to turn an average horse into a winning athlete? Or, why do the same people continually end up in the winners' circle? Learn these secrets and more. Learn from the Author who claimed a $10,000 filly, then four months later ran her in a $225,000 Breeders Cup race, and, in a five month span, made over $150,000!!! Learn the secrets to consistently claim winners. If you want to keep losing money, do not buy the book, if you want to become a winner, and stay at the top, you will keep this book with you at all times. Learn how to find your winner today!

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Genre : Games
Author by : Marino Specogna
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2005-02-01
File : 124 Pages
ISBN : 9780595789696


American National Pastimes A History

American National Pastimes A History

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When the colonies that became the USA were still dominions of the British Empire they began to imagine their sporting pastimes as finer recreations than even those enjoyed in the motherland. From the war of independence and the creation of the republic to the twenty-first century, sporting pastimes have served as essential ingredients in forging nationhood in American history. This collection gathers the work of an all-star team of historians of American sport in order to explore the origins and meanings of the idea of national pastimes—of a nation symbolized by its sports. These wide-ranging essays analyze the claims of particular sports to national pastime status, from horse racing, hunting, and prize fighting in early American history to baseball, basketball, and football more than two centuries later. These essays also investigate the legal, political, economic, and culture patterns and the gender, ethnic, racial, and class dynamics of national pastimes, connecting sport to broader historical themes. American National Pastimes chronicles how and why the USA has used sport to define and debate the contours of nation. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author by : Mark Dyreson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-04-14
File : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781317572688


Game Of Kings

Game Of Kings

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A year with the boy geniuses of the nation's top high school chess team, now in paperback with a new afterword Edward R. Murrow High School has long been one of New York's public-education success stories, a school where there are no varsity sports, and the closest thing to jocks is found on the powerhouse chess team. Award-winning sportswriter Michael Weinreb follows the members of the Murrow chess team through an entire season. Weinreb delves into the history of chess in America, following the stories of greats such as Bobby Fischer, for whom the world within the chessboard is as easy to comprehend as the world beyond it is difficult.

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Genre : Games & Activities
Author by : Michael Weinreb
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2007-12-27
File : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781440622113