Bomber The Whole Story

Author: Mark Thompson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1743770499
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Mark Thompson has had more than his fair share of challenges and dramas in his career. He's been part of five premierships: three as a player at Essendon where he was coached by the best and two at Geelong where he coached that club's greatest team of all. He exited the game amid the Essendon supplements scandal with unfinished business. After 34 years 'at a thousand kilometres an hour', Thompson has taken the opportunity to reflect on the game that shaped him and to reveal the personal cost of his involvement at the top level. We ride the bumps of the coaches' box, the boardroom and the press conferences as Mark Thompson handles things his own way. He talks about his mentors, his protégés and contemporaries with insight and candour. And he reveals the development of what became his trademark as a successful coach: building a team from the ground up to play defence-first accountable footy, with kamikaze ball movement, under a teacher-mentor relationship. This is as good a book about football as you'll get, from a purist who is not interested in the politics of the AFL. His legacy is some of the greatest footy to be played in the modern era. 'I hate group-think, it's just not my style. I have never been part of any boy's club in footy. I have been an independent going right back to my youth . . . I make no apologies for saying what I think. It is my story, after all.'

Nuggets To Neutrinos

Author: Steven T. Mitchell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1543480187
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Very few mines in the world ever produced gold continuously for more than one hundred years. The Homestake Mine was one that did, producing 40 million ounces of gold from 1876 through 2001, when the quest for the yellow metal was brought to an end for good. Over the next few years after the mine was shut down, tens of thousands of ounces in additional gold were recovered as mine facilities were systematically decommissioned, and the mill site was reclaimed and converted to an open-air museum. For more than 125 years, the Homestake Mine helped support the livelihoods of countless numbers of people who were directly or indirectly affiliated with the mine. Sadly, some of these people lost their lives or were physically impaired while working at the mine or in support of the mine. Fortunately, a lasting legacy evolved from the dedication, loyalty, and perseverance of each of these people and every other person who was ever associated with the mine. This living legacy continues to evolve with the transformation of the mine into a deep underground science and engineering laboratory. The Homestake legacy began to unfold in August and September 1875 when the Bryant, Blanchard, Smith, Gay, and Lardner parties discovered rich gold placers in Deadwood Gulch. What they found was mostly Homestake gold, weathered and worn to nuggets and dust. Fred and Moses Manuel, along with their partners, Henry C. Hank Harney and Alexander Alf Engh, were latecomers to Deadwood Gulch, arriving in February 1876. For the most part, these four men were more interested in finding the source of the placer gold or the lode gold. Their prowess and diligence paid off. On April 9, 1876, Moses Manuel and Hank Harney discovered a rich quartz outcrop upon which all four men located the Homestake lode claim. The Black Hills was still a part of the Great Sioux Reservation then, pursuant to the Fort Laramie treaties of 1851 and 1868. The Teton Sioux, also known as the Lakota, probably werent the first American Indians to have a presence in and around the Black Hills. Notwithstanding, the Fort Laramie treaties specified the boundaries for the Great Sioux Reservation and the Black Hills were included within that description. It wasnt until the Manypenny Agreement was signed on September 26, 1876, and ratified by Congress on February 28, 1877, that the boundaries of the Great Sioux Reservation were modified, thereby excluding the Black Hills from the reservation and allowing the miners to have a legal presence in the Black Hills. Toward the latter part of 1877, the California capitalists George Hearst, J. B. Haggin, and Lloyd Tevis acquired the Homestake and Golden Terry mining claims from the Manuel brothers, Harney, and Engh. From that point forward, the California capitalists and their various other investment partners engaged themselves to try and acquire most all of the mining claims along the Homestake Belt, providing there was good ore and the price was right. Their acquisition strategies included such methods as outright force, costly court battles litigated by the best lawyers, acquisition and control of precious water rights through separate companies, fair land purchases, creation or consolidation of mining companies, and acquisition and control of competing companies through accumulation of company stock. In other cases, the Homestake capitalists prevailed by simply waiting until the other operators went broke or some other opportunity presented itself to allow acquisition at a bargain price. Aided by their money, skill, and shrewdness, the Homestake capitalists were very successful in fulfilling their passions and paving the roadway for future generations at the Homestake Mine.

Out Of The Dust

Author: Karen Hesse
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545517125
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Acclaimed author Karen Hesse's Newbery Medal-winning novel-in-verse explores the life of fourteen-year-old Billie Jo growing up in the dust bowls of Oklahoma.

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Billboard

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Congressional Record

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)