Bloodsport

Bloodsport


  • Author : Matt Braun
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2013-07-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466850965


Bloodsport Book Description :

Dan Stuart is a sporting man from Dallas with a scheme as big as Texas. He plans to stage the prizefight of the century and reap a million-dollar gate. But Stuart finds the path to riches strewn with obstacles. Outraged politicians block him at every turn, and a gang of robbers led by a sharp-shooting beauty have plans of their own--the heist of the century. Stuart has two champion pugilists, give gunmen, Bat Masterson and Judge Roy Bean in his corner. Now, with the robbers set to score and the Texas Rangers hot on his trail, the West's first boxing promoter is desperately searching for a place to hold his fight. And when he finds it, what a hell of a fight it will be!

Bloodsport

Bloodsport


  • Author : Robert Teitelman
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610394147


Bloodsport Book Description :

The epic battle of the fascinating, flawed figures behind America's deal culture and their fight over who controls and who benefits from the immense wealth of American corporations. Bloodsport is the story of how the mania for corporate deals and mergers all began. The riveting tale of how power lawyers Joe Flom and Marty Lipton, major Wall Street players Felix Rohatyn and Bruce Wasserstein, prominent jurists, and shrewd ideologues in academic garb provided the intellectual firepower, creativity, and energy that drove the corporate elite into a less cozy, Hobbesian world. With total dollar volume in the trillions, the zeal for the deal continues unabated to this day. Underpinning this explosion in mergers and acquisitions—including hostile takeovers—are four questions that radically disrupted corporate ownership in the 1970s, whose force remains undiminished: Are shareholders the sole “owners” of corporations and the legitimate source of power? Should control be exercised by autonomous CEOs or is their assumption of power illegitimate and inefficient? Is the primary purpose of the corporation to generate jobs and create prosperity for the masses and the nation? Or is it simply to maximize the wealth of shareholders? This battle of ideas became the “bloodsport” of American business. It set in motion the deal-making culture that led to the financialization of the economy and it is the backstory to ongoing debates over competitiveness, job losses, inequality, stratospheric executive pay, and who “owns” America's corporations.

Bloodsport

Bloodsport


  • Author : Don Pendleton
  • Publisher : Harlequin Books
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Bolan, Mack (Fictitious character)
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 0373610467


Bloodsport Book Description :

Bloodsport by Don Pendleton released on Aug 25, 1982 is available now for purchase.

Bloodsport

Bloodsport


  • Author : David Keith Cohler
  • Publisher : W H Allen
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN 10 : 0352308265


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Blood Sport

Blood Sport


  • Author : Emma Griffin
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN 10 : 0300116284


Blood Sport Book Description :

Nearly a decade of divisive debate over foxhunting in Britain culminated with the passage of the Hunting with Dogs Act of 2004. But the battle over the future of hunting is not yet resolved, and polarizing right-or-wrong debates continue undiminished. This book recounts the history of hunting in Britain and offers a fresh perspective on conflicts.

Blood Sport

Blood Sport


  • Author : Tash McAdam
  • Publisher : Orca Soundings
  • Release Date : 2020-01-28
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 1459824369


Blood Sport Book Description :

In this high-interest novel for teen readers, Jason is determined to find out the truth about his sister's death.

Blood Sport
Score: 5
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Blood Sport


  • Author : Robert F. Jones
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781628734409


Blood Sport Book Description :

Welcome to the wilderness of masculinity, where anything goes—where women throw themselves unreservedly at men and games are played to the death. This is the outdoor paradise of the Hassayampa, a legendary river whose bank is overrun with prehistoric and mystical creatures prime for hunting and whose water is said to turn honest men into liars. Here a father takes his prepubescent son on an unforgettable adventure, a rite-of-passage quest that starts as an innocent fishing trip and soon turns into a bizarre Homeric journey. In turn comic and brutal, Blood Sport is more than just the ultimate cult outdoor novel: it’s a profound reflection on violence, civilization, and what it means to be a man. Juxtaposing gunfights with philosophy, sensitivity with the surreal, Jones has created a truly unique masterpiece whose poignant metaphors, visionary prose, and imaginative story have placed him in the company of such masters as Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and Carlos Castaneda. Blood Sport’s magic has continued to captivate audiences since its original publication in 1974, and it promises to remain a classic in adventure literature for years to come.

Blood Sport
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Blood Sport


  • Author : Tim Elfrink
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-07-08
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698158474


Blood Sport Book Description :

The definitive and dramatic story of the Alex Rodriguez and Biogenesis scandal, written by the reporters who broke and covered the story On January 29th, 2013, an exposé by Miami New Times reporter Tim Elfrink set the sports world on fire. Elfrink revealed that a Miami clinic, Biogenesis, had been supplying illegal performance enhancing drugs – PEDs – to many of the nation’s top baseball stars. One name stood out among all the others: Alex Rodriguez, the highest-earning player in the game. Over the next year and more the story would unravel with incredible details about tanning salon robberies, coded text messages, and furtive steroid injections in the men’s room. In late 2013 Alex Rodriguez would be hit with the longest suspension in MLB history, prompting an ugly fight between him and top league brass. Fourteen other players, including superstar Ryan Braun, were also given shorter suspensions. Tony Bosch, Biogenesis’s founder, would appear on 60 Minutes in an effort to tell his side of the story. What’s already been reported in the press has been fascinating; but the story behind the headlines that Elfrink and Newsday reporter Gus Garcia-Roberts have unearthed is even more dramatic and full of new, shocking details. Using exclusive documents, never-before-reported records and interviews with top sources, this book takes the reader inside drug deals, athletes’ mansions, and confidential suspension hearings to tell the true story behind the sport’s continuing PED crisis. Both news-breaking sports journalism and wild South Florida noir, Blood Sport is simultaneously a revelatory record of the steroid and PED era’s continuing evolution and a call to arms for how to end it – this time, for good.