On January 1, 1966, New York came to a standstill as the city´s transit workers went on strike. This was the first day on the job for Mayor John Lindsay - a handsome, young former congressman with presidential aspirations - and he would approach the issue with an unconventional outlook that would be his hallmark. He ignored the cold and walked four miles, famously declaring, ´´I still think it is a fun city.´´ As profound social, racial, and cultural changes sank the city into repeated crises, critics lampooned Lindsay´s ´´fun city´´. Yet for all the hard times the city endured during and after his tenure as mayor, there was indeed fun to be had. Against this backdrop, too, the sporting scene saw tremendous upheaval. On one hand, the venerable Yankees - who had won 15 pennants in an 18-year span before 1965 - and the NFL´s powerhouse Giants suddenly went into a level of decline neither had known for generations, as stars like Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford on the diamond and Y. A. Tittle on the gridiron aged quickly. But on the other, the fall of the city´s sports behemoths was accompanied by the rise of antiestablishment outsiders - there were Joe Namath and the Jets as well as the shocking triumph of the Amazin´ Mets, who won the 1969 World Series after spending the franchise´s first eight seasons in the cellar. Meanwhile, the city´s two overlooked franchises, the Knicks and Rangers, also had breakthroughs, bringing new life to Madison Square Garden. The overlap of these two worlds in the 1960s - Lindsay´s politics and the reemerging sports landscape - serves as the backbone of Fun City. In the vein of Ladies and Gentlemen: The Bronx Is Burning, the book tells the story of a remarkable and thrilling time in New York sports against the backdrop of a remarkable and often difficult time for the city, culturally and socially. The late ´60s were an era in which New York toughened up in a lot of ways; it also was an era in which a changing o... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Price. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025209/bk_adbl_025209_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn the incredible story of the New Orleans Pelicans´ star Power Forward Anthony Davis! In Anthony Davis: The Incredible Story of One of Basketball´s Most Dynamic Power Forwards, you´ll read about the inspirational story of basketball star Anthony Davis. This short unauthorized biography of Anthony Davis highlights his fast rise into the role of a superstar at the young age of 21 (as of the 2014-2015 NBA season). The drafting of Anthony Davis by the New Orleans Pelicans completely redefined the franchise, as the Pelicans have continued to improve year after year since Davis entered the league. Now, alongside a talented supporting cast of Omer Asik, Eric Gordon, Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans, and Ryan Anderson, the Pelicans have continued to grow into a formidable team in the Western Conference. A franchise once lottery-bound has become one of the hottest up and coming franchises in the NBA today. Listen on to learn about Anthony Davis´ journey into the league, to his college year at Kentucky leading them to a National Championship before ultimately propelling into the NBA. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Childhood and High School Years College Years at Kentucky Anthony Davis´ NBA Career Davis´ Personal Life Anthony Davis´ Impact on Basketball Anthony Davis´ Legacy and Future 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029617/bk_acx0_029617_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Recapture all the excitement of Saints football - newly updated! The New Orleans Saints own a rich history that reflects the unique character of their hometown - always colorful, sometimes sinful, and utterly unpredictable. In recent years, the Saints have shaken off their reputation as the NFL’s lovable Fleur de Losers and have risen to become a dangerous gridiron competitor once again. Despite the struggles of their early years, the Saints are adored and worshipped by their fans like few other teams in the league. Their die-hard followers are resilient, passionate, and eternally optimistic. In this newly revised edition of Tales from the New Orleans Saints Sideline, author Jeff Duncan chronicles the flamboyant history of the franchise, its highs and lows, the great coaches and players, and the colorful characters that have made it one of the most interesting clubs in NFL history. Tales from the New Orleans Saints Sideline details the franchise’s journey from the bumbling early years under freewheeling owner John Mecom, through the misguided and madcap three seasons under Coach Mike Ditka, and the return to respectability under the fiery and headstrong Jim Haslett. Primed and ready to achieve the glory that has thus far eluded them, the New Orleans Saints have hundreds of stories to be told, and thousands of moments to share. Now fans will relive all the greatest triumphs and most devastating defeats, and get the inside story from former Saints greats like Jim Mora, Archie Manning, Morten Andersen, Pat Swilling, Drew Brees, and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Souer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008763/bk_adbl_008763_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn the Inspiring Story of the New York Knicks´ Star Kristaps Porzingis! In Kristaps Porzingis: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball´s Most Versatile Big Men, you´ll learn the inspirational story of one of basketball´s premier big men, Kristaps Porzingis. Since joining the NBA, Kristaps Porzingis has quickly emerged as one of the league´s best forward centers due to his abilities on both sides of the floor. The trade of Carmelo Anthony in the 2017 offseason marks the beginning of Porzingis´ chapter as the go-to player for the Knicks franchise. It will be exciting to see how Porzingis takes on these new responsibilities in the 2017-2018 season. This work details everything up until the start of the 2017-2018 NBA season for the young career of Kristaps Porzingis. If you´re a fan of Kristaps Porzingis, don´t delay in picking up this book. Start learning his inspiring story today. Here´s a preview of what you´ll hear about: Childhood and Early Life Baloncesto Sevilla European Professional Career Kristaps Porzingis´ NBA Career Getting Drafted Rookie Season On the Rise Porzingis´ International Career Kristaps Porzingis´ Personal Life Porzingis´ Impact on Basketball and Legacy 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nikolai Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109428/bk_acx0_109428_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Street Fighter V Jetzt Street Fighter V kaufen! Bei uns bekommen Sie den Serial Code Key für die Aktivierung des Spiels von innerhalb der oben angegebenen Lieferzeit direkt per Email zugesendet. Die legendäre Kampfspielserie ist wieder da! Atemberaubende Grafik zeigt die nächste Generation von World Warriors und SF-Veteranen. Mit dem Key können Sie sich Street Fighter V über Steam kostenlos herunterladen und installieren. Steam finden Sie hier. Schnell, einfach - sicher. MMOGA Gameplay Test Video Screenshots Produktbeschreibung Die legendäre Kampfspielserie ist wieder da mit Street Fighter V! Die atemberaubende Grafik zeigt die nächste Generation von World Warriors in noch nie dagewesener Detailtreue, während eine aufregende und einstellbare Kampfmechanik endlosen Kampfspaß für Anfänger und Veteranen bringt. Fordere deine Freunde online heraus oder kämpfe bei der Capcom Pro Tour um Ruhm und Ehre. Der Weg zu großem Ruhm beginnt hier: Rise up! Features Neue und zurückkehrende Charaktere: Klassische Charaktere wie Ryu, Chun-Li, Charlie Nash und M. Bison kehren zurück! Viele weitere neue und zurückkehrende Charaktere werden zu den verschiedenen Listen hinzukommen und den Spielern eine noch breitere Auswahl an Kampfstilen bieten.Neue Strategien und Kampfmechanik: Eine äußerst offene neue Kampfmechanik, die sich um V-Gauge und EX Gauge dreht, bietet der Franchise eine beispiellose Strategieschicht und Spieltiefe, die alle Spieler genießen können. V-Trigger: Einzigartige Fähigkeiten, die das gesamte V-Gauge nutzen, wodurch der Spieler im Kampf den entscheidenden Vorteil erlangen kann.V-Skill: Einzigartige Fähigkeiten für jeden Charakter, die jederzeit genutzt werden können.V-Reversal: Einzigartige Gegenattacken, die einen V-Gauge-Vorrat nutzen.Critical Arts: Ultimative Attacken, die das gesamte EX Gauge nutzen.PS4 und PC plattform-übergreifendes Spiel: Zum ersten Mal in der Geschichte der Franchise, wird die Online-Community in einem Einzelspielerpool vereint, was das Entstehen vieler neuer Rivalitäten ermöglicht.Ein Augenschmaus der nächsten Gerneration: Die Unreal Engine 4-Technologie bringt den Realismus und das visuelle Erlebnis auf ein noch höheres Level, was diese jüngste Ausgabe zum bestaussehendsten und umfassendsten Street Fighter-Spiel aller Zeiten macht.Erreiche die Spitze: Die Ranglisten spiegeln die Karrieren der Spieler wider und sind in der Capcom Pro Tour, der Königsklasse für Kampfwettspiele, integriert.Und das war noch lange nicht alles! Bleib dran und achte auf die Ankündigungen zu neuen Charakteren, Spielstufen, Funktionen und vielem mehr. Systemvoraussetzungen Minimum Betriebssystem: Windows 7, 64-bit Prozessor: 3,6 GHz Intel Core i3-4160 Arbeitsspeicher: 6 GB RAM Grafikkarte: Nvidia GTX 480 DirectX: 11 Breitband-Internetverbindung Sound: DirectX kompatible Soundkarte Empfohlen Prozessor: 3,5 GHz Intel Core i5-4690K Arbeitsspeicher: 8 GB RAM Grafikkarte: Nvidia GTX 960 oder besser
At the end of Dark Tide, Book 3 in the Waterfire Saga, Astrid leaves her mermaid friends to confront her ancestor, Orfeo, the evil force behind the rise of the monster Abbadon. Orfeo possesses one of the talismans that the merls need in order to keep the monster locked up forever. But without the ability to songcast, how will Astrid be able to defeat the most powerful mage in history? Meanwhile, Serafina and her Black Fins train goblin troops for battle against her uncle Vallerio´s death riders. Will Sera ever see her beloved home--and her beloved Mahdi--again, or will the Volneros take over the mer realms while Orfeo takes on the gods themselves? Nothing less than the fate of the underwater world is at stake in this breathtaking finale. Praise for Deep Blue ´´A richly imagined novel. Themes of conquering fear and believing in oneself are woven throughout, along with an acknowledgment of humans´ environmental impact on the sea and its inhabitants. Despite the high stakes and a few frightening moments, the story is never over serious; it´s just right for readers who have grown up with, but aged out of, The Little Mermaid and the Disney Fairies franchise.´´ - Publishers Weekly ´´A fantastic addition to the genre of mermaids, this book will also appeal to readers of action and those who appreciate usurped leaders taking back their kingdom. It starts with a common enough concept: a royal girl who is worried about her betrothal and about love. Donnelly then adds layers of complexity to the tale and weaves her story into that of Atlantis. Friendship, trust, and responsibility are major themes as Sera struggles to grasp that she is really her kingdom´s only hope. Quick-witted, loveable characters and a well-planned fantasy world make this an all-encompassing book. Readers will eagerly await future volumes and the answers they will provide.´´ - VOYA ´´Best-selling Donnelly (Revolution, 2010) builds an alluring mermaid civilization and history, filled with painterly descriptions of Sera´s underwater palace and its unearthly architecture, her sumptuous wardrobe, and the menagerie of half-human, half-marine animal denizens. There´s also plenty of romantic tension with handsome mermen, strife between merls (that´s girl mermaids) from rival regions, and some powerful female friendships amid the fast-paced plot, filled with wondrous magic.´´ - Booklist
Learn the Inspiring Story of the Boston Celtics´ Star Gordon Hayward! In Gordon Hayward: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball´s Star Forwards, you´ll learn the inspirational story of one of basketball´s premier forwards, Gordon Hayward. Few would have expected when he was selected with the 9th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft that Gordon Hayward would become as influential of a player as he is today. For seven years, he played on the Utah Jazz and helped the franchise return to prominence after it had spent years looking from the outside in during the playoffs. Hayward´s ascent in the league actualized in 2017 when he was selected for his first All-Star game. In the 2017 offseason, Hayward decided it was time to reconnect with his old college coach, Brad Stevens. He signed a four-year, $128 million contract to join the Celtics to play alongside Al Horford and Kyrie Irving. It will be exciting to see how Hayward continues to mature in the years to come. This work details everything up until the start of the 2017-2018 NBA season for the career of Gordon Hayward. If you´re a fan of Gordon Hayward, don´t delay in picking up this book. Start learning his inspiring story today. Here´s a preview of what you´ll hear about: Childhood and Early Life High School Career College Career at Butler Gordon Hayward´s NBA Career Getting Drafted Rookie Season The Steady Rise of Gordon Hayward Breaking Out All-Star Status, Final Season in Utah The Move to Boston Gordon Hayward´s Personal Life Hayward´s Impact on Basketball and Legacy 1. Language: English. Narrator: Damon Alums. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104161/bk_acx0_104161_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn the incredible story of the New Orleans Pelicans star center, DeMarcus Cousins! In DeMarcus Cousins: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball´s Top Centers, you´ll hear about the inspirational story of basketball´s star, DeMarcus Cousins. Since entering the league as the fifth overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft, DeMarcus Cousins has made quite the name for himself as a premier big man. After spending nearly seven years as the face of the Sacramento Kings franchise, DeMarcus was given a fresh start mid-way through the 2016-2017 season as he was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans to play alongside fellow star, Anthony Davis. There is still much basketball to be played out in DeMarcus´ career. It will be exciting to continue to watch DeMarcus mature over time with Davis. If you´re interested in learning the incredible story of how DeMarcus became the player he is today, get a copy of this audiobook today. Here is a preview of what is inside this audiobook: Early life and childhood High school years College years at the University of Kentucky DeMarcus’ NBA career Getting drafted, rookie season, Westphal´s ouster, the Double-Double Machine The rise to stardom, Cousins the all-star, final year in Sacramento The move to the Big Easy, flying high with the Pelicans International career Cousins´ personal life Cousins´ impact on basketball and beyond DeMarcus Cousins´ legacy and future 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Wosik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105864/bk_acx0_105864_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn the incredible story of the Chicago Bulls´ basketball star Derrick Rose! In Derrick Rose: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball´s Most Resilient Point Guards, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball´s premier point guards, Derrick Rose. Since joining the NBA, Derrick Rose has reinvigorated the Chicago Bulls franchise after they went through many years of rebuilding post-Jordan. Derrick Rose´s story is one of great resilience and passion for the game a basketball. A quiet but influential superstar, Rose has always been one to let his game do the talking. While Derrick Rose has suffered injuries in recent seasons, these injuries have not deterred him from returning to the game he loves so much. In this book, we´ll learn about how Rose became the dominant player he is today, as well as his trials and tribulations to reach stardom. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Early life and childhood High school years of Derrick Rose Derrick Rose´s NBA career Getting drafted Rookie of the year Rise to all-star status The MVP season The ACL tear Absence: 2012-2013 season Short-lived return: 2013-2014 season The return 2.0 2015-2016 season Derrick Rose´s personal life Rose´s legacy and impact on the game 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075796/bk_acx0_075796_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn the Inspiring Story of the San Antonio Spurs´ Legendary Center David Robinson! In David Robinson: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball´s Greatest Centers, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball´s premier 90s centers, David Robinson. David Robinson was the face of the San Antonio Spurs franchise before Tim Duncan succeeded him. In that time period, The Admiral was a force to be reckoned with, participating in multiple All-Star appearances, while also leading the Spurs to the 1999 NBA Championship. A former league MVP, it was no surprise that David Robinson was inducted into the Hall of Fame twice, once for his NBA career, and once for his participation in the 1992 Olympics. In this book, we´ll learn more about The Admiral´s journey into the NBA, his impact on the game, and his everlasting legacy as one of the greatest centers to dominate the 90s era of basketball. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Childhood, high school years College basketball at Navy 1987 NBA draft Military service David Robinson´s Early NBA Career The Twin Towers rise David Robinson´s personal life Robinson´s impact and legacy 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Hanko. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066168/bk_acx0_066168_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.