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Sport Marketing

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This is a highly accessible text that provides detailed coverage of the key concepts, ideas, principles and techniques of sport marketing. It combines clear and concise explanations with applied case studies, supported by clear objectives, learning activities and points for reflection. UK-based examples are used throughout and the book successfully combines both theory and practice. The field of sport marketing is an exciting and fast-moving part of the sports industry that presents new challenges requiring innovative and effective solutions. Engagement with sport marketing therefore equips students with valuable transferable skills necessary for all sport managers of the future.

The Assassin's Wife

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Second Sight is dangerous. Nan's visions of two noble boys imprisoned in a tower frighten her village priest. The penalty for witchcraft is death. Despite his warnings, Nan's determination to save these boys launches her on a nightmare journey. As fifteenth-century England teeters on the edge of civil war, her talent as a Seer draws powerful, ambitious people around her. Not all of them are honourable. Twists of fate bring her to a ghost-ridden house in Silver Street where she is entrusted with a secret which could destroy a dynasty. Pursued by the unscrupulous Bishop Stillington, she finds refuge with a gypsy wise-woman, until a chance encounter takes her to Middleham Castle. Here she embarks on a passionate affair with Miles Forrest, the Duke of Gloucester's trusted henchman. But is her lover all he seems? "The author reveals through a vivid, gripping narrative the fear, violence and chaos of that time. Will the assassin's wife have the power to alter the course of history? Read this book and find out." - Paul Sutherland, Multi-Published Author and Editor "A vivid and visceral journey into the darkest hearts of men during the Wars of the RosesâAn incredible, unforgettable story, surely made for the screen. Moonyeen Blakey is a major new talent to watch." - Sally Spedding, Award-Winning Mystery Author of Cold Remains

To Be A Phoney

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Following the publication in 2012 of his autobiography, Reporting a Life, Don Hatwell, now 87, has chosen for this miscellany pieces from his letters, diaries and newspaper articles. They range between music, money, theatre, Paul Cézanne, Francis Bacon, a visit to Prague, cigarettes, Sir Thomas Beecham, gout, and the death of his wife Joyce. There are interviews with Maggie Smith, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Judith Kranz and Art Blakey. Also included are comments on the politics of Margaret Thatcher, Nigel Lawson, Jim Callaghan and Rupert Murdoch. It makes a lively, highly readable, thoughtful bedside book and will appeal to fans of Reporting a Life, and those interested in the arts and journalism.

Freedom Sounds

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An insightful examination of the impact of the Civil Rights Movement and African Independence on jazz in the 1950s and 60s, Freedom Sounds traces the complex relationships among music, politics, aesthetics, and activism through the lens of the hot button racial and economic issues of the time. Ingrid Monson illustrates how the contentious and soul-searching debates in the Civil Rights, African Independence, and Black Power movements shaped aesthetic debates and exerted a moral pressure on musicians to take action. Throughout, her arguments show how jazz musicians' quest for self-determination as artists and human beings also led to fascinating and far reaching musical explorations and a lasting ethos of social critique and transcendence. Across a broad body of issues of cultural and political relevance, Freedom Sounds considers the discursive, structural, and practical aspects of life in the jazz world in the 1950s and 1960s. In domestic politics, Monson explores the desegregation of the American Federation of Musicians, the politics of playing to segregated performance venues in the 1950s, the participation of jazz musicians in benefit concerts, and strategies of economic empowerment. Issues of transatlantic importance such as the effects of anti-colonialism and African nationalism on the politics and aesthetics of the music are also examined, from Paul Robeson's interest in Africa, to the State Department jazz tours, to the interaction of jazz musicians such Art Blakey and Randy Weston with African and African diasporic aesthetics. Monson deftly explores musicians' aesthetic agency in synthesizing influential forms of musical expression from a multiplicity of stylistic and cultural influences-African American music, popular song, classical music, African diasporic aesthetics, and other world musics-through examples from cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and the avant-garde. By considering the differences between aesthetic and socio-economic mobility, she presents

In The Groove

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The dozen men interviewed by Ted Fox for In The Groove may not be household names, but without them the music industry would not exist as it does today, and many of its greatest stars may have kept their day jobs. These are the men behind everyone from Bob Dylan to Bob Marley, John Coltrane to Billy Joel, Aretha Franklin to Janis Joplin. In The Groove is more than an anthology - it is a personal history of the music business from the men who invented it and made it. This classic book is essential reading for anyone interested in the music industry. Featuring Interviews With: John Hammond on: Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen Mitch Miller on: Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Mahalia Jackson, Charlie Parker Milt Gabler on: Lester Young, The Weavers, Louis Jordan, Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" Alfred Lion on: Thelonius Monk, Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock Jerry Wexler on: Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Willie Nelson Leiber & Stoller on: Elvis Presley, The Drifters, Phil Spector, Peggy Lee Bob Thiele on: John Coltrane, Buddy Holly, Jackie Wilson, Duke Ellington Clive Davis on: Janis Joplin, Patti Smith, Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston Phil Ramone on: Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand, Paul Simon, Julian Lennon Chris Strachwitz on: Clifton Chenier, Lightnin' Hopkins, Country Joe and the Fish, Fred McDowell Chris Blackwell on: Bob Marley, U2, Stevie Winwood, Marianne Faithful Nile Rodgers on: Diana Ross, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Chic Praise For In The Groove: "Reading Ted Fox's work can be a deceptively pleasurable experience. Like his earlier book - the classic Showtime at the Apollo - In The Groove gives the appearance of having been put together with the greatest of ease - and it undoubtedly was. But it is an ease born of a thorough familiarity with the subject and a deep devotion to its practitioners. It is no small achievement to get people to talk with the kind of insightful enthusiasm that appears on page after page o
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