For mathematics, string theory has been a source of many significant inspirations, ranging from Seiberg-Witten theory in four-manifolds, to enumerative geometry and Gromov-Witten theory in algebraic geometry, to work on the Jones polynomial in knot theory, to recent progress in the geometric Langlands program and the development of derived algebraic geometry and n-category theory. In the other direction, mathematics has provided physicists with powerful tools, ranging from powerful differential geometric techniques for solving or analyzing key partial differential equations, to toric geometry, to K-theory and derived categories in D-branes, to the analysis of Calabi-Yau manifolds and string compactifications, to modular forms and other arithmetic techniques. Articles in this book address many of these topics.
The Boston Americans played in a new ballpark — the Huntington Avenue Grounds — literally on the other side of the railroad tracks from the Beaneaters and they out-drew the Beaneaters by more than 2-1, in part because they had enticed some of the more popular players — player/ manager Jimmy Collins, pitcher Cy Young, and slugger Buck Freeman.
This volume represents the collective work of more than 25 members of SABR --the Society for American Baseball Research. It offers individual biographies of the players, team owner Charles Somers, league founder Ban Johnson, and two of the team's most noted fans: Hi Hi Dixwell and Nuf Ced McGreevy. There is also a "biography" of the Huntington Avenue Grounds ballpark and a study of media coverage of Boston baseball in 1901, and a timeline running from the first spring training through that year's postseason games.
Includes written contributions by the following SABR members: Bill Nowlin., Fred Schuld, Joe Santry and Cindy Thomson, Ron Selter, Donna L. Halper., Charlie Bevis, Steve Krah., Charles Faber, Dennis Auger, Jim Elfers, Eric Enders, Jack Morris, Paul Wendt, Frank Vaccaro, Rory Costello, Mike Lackey, Dan Desrochers, David Forrester, Tom Simon, David Southwick, Joanne Hulbert, Pete Nash, Dan Fields.
Full Table of Contents:
Introduction: Bill Nowlin
Franchise Firsts: Bill Nowlin
Team Owner: George Somers: Fred Schuld
American League President Ban Johnson: Joe Santry and Cindy Thomson
The Ballpark: Huntington Avenue Grounds: Ron Selter
A Fuller Portrait of the First Home Game of the Franchise
Baseball in the New Century: Following the Boston Americans in 1901: Donna L. Halper
The Players Ben Beville: Bill Nowlin
Jimmy Collins: Charlie Bevis
Lou Criger: Steve Krah
George “Nig” Cuppy: Charles Faber
Tommy Dowd: Bill Nowlin
Hobe Ferris: Dennis Auger
Frank Foreman: Jim Elfers
Buck Freeman: Eric Enders
Harry Gleason: Jack Morris
Charlie Hemphill: Paul Wendt
Charlie Jones: Frank Vaccaro
Win Kellum: Bill Nowlin
Ted Lewis: Rory Costello
Larry McLean: Mike Lackey
Fred Mitchell: Bill Nowlin
Frank Morrissey: Bill Nowlin
Freddy Parent: Dan Desrochers
George Prentiss: David Forrester
Osee Schrecongost: Bill Nowlin
Jack Slattery: Bill Nowlin
Chick Stahl: Dennis Auger
Jake Volz: Bill Nowlin
George Winter: Tom Simon
Cy Young: David Southwick
Personality: “Hi Hi” Dixwell:Joanne Hulbert
Personality: Mike “Nuf Ced” McGreevy: Pete Nash
1901 Boston Americans Season Timeline: Bill Nowlin
By the Numbers: Dan Fields
Meanwhile, Charlie struggles through the monotony of his pathetic life; a hopeless job situation, a less than average girlfriend, and a longing for booze that won’t subside. After his girlfriend, Sarah, is murdered, his secret rendezvous with his ex-lover, Jenny, comes to light. Charlie’s creepy obsession with Jenny and his criminal past makes him the prime suspect.
When Charlie’s paranoia gets the best of him, he makes a hasty decision to skip town. He finds himself face to face with dangerous pimps, drug pushers and junkies. Holding on to a shimmer of hope and the bread he squandered from the homeless shelter, Charlie squeezes through some of the nastiest slums in his fight for survival and freedom.
But, it’s not long before Charlie comes face to face with a little boy that will change his life forever. With Charlie by his side, Henry climbs out of his abusive hell in foster care and, along the way, he reveals truths about Charlie’s past that are shocking and unnerving. Charlie’s dark and twisted reality turn out to be his ticket to innocence, but lands him in a prison that is far worse than he ever imagined...
before the Red Sox "Impossible Dream" season, Boston’s
now nearly forgotten “other” team, the 1914 Boston Braves,
performed a baseball “miracle” that resounds to this very day.
The "Miracle Braves" were Boston's first "worst-to-first"
winners of the World Series.
after the turn of the previous century, the once mighty Braves had
become a perennial member of the National League’s second division.
Preseason pundits didn't believe the 1914 team posed a meaningful
threat to John McGraw’s powerful New York Giants. During the first
half of that campaign, Boston lived down to such expectations, taking
up residence in the league’s basement.
to throw in the towel at the midseason mark, their leader, the
pugnacious George Stallings, deftly manipulated his daily lineup and
pitching staff to engineer a remarkable second-half climb in the
standings all the way to first place. The team’s winning momentum
carried into the postseason, where the Braves swept Connie Mack's
heralded Athletics and claimed the only World Championship ever won
by Boston’s National League entry. And for 100 years, the
management, players, and fans of underperforming ball clubs have
turned to the Miracle Braves to catch a glimmer of hope that such a
midseason turnaround could be repeated.
the collaborative efforts of a band of dedicated members of the
Society for American Baseball Research, this benchmark accomplishment
is richly revealed to the reader in The
Miracle Braves of 1914: Boston's Original Worst-to-First World Series
Champions. The essence
of the “miracle” is captured through a comprehensive compendium
of incisive biographies of the players and other figures associated
with the team, with additional relevant research pieces on the
season. After a journey through the pages of this book, the die-hard
baseball fan will better understand why the call to “Wait Until
Next Year” should never be voiced prematurely.
by Bob Brady
Cather by Jack V. Morris
Cocreham by Thomas Ayers
Collins by Charlie Weatherby
Connolly by Dennis Auger
Cottrell by Peter Cottrell
Crutcher by Jerrod Cotosman
Davis by Rory Costello
Deal by Charles F. Faber
Devore by Peter Gordon
Dugey by Charlie Weatherby
Evers by David Shiner
1914 Evers-Zimmerman Incident and How the Tale Grew Taller Over
the Years by Bob Brady
Evers Ejection Record by Mark Sternman
Gilbert by Jack V. Morris
Gowdy by Carol McMains and Frank Ceresi
Griffith by Chip Greene
Hess by Gary Hess
Hughes by Greg Erion
James by David Jones
Kraft by Jon Dunkle
Luque by Peter Bjarkman
Mann by Maurice Bouchard
Maranville by Dick Leyden
Martin by Bob Joel
Martin by Charles F. Faber
Moran by Charles F. Faber
Murray by Jim Elfers
Perdue by John Simpson
Rudolph by Dick Leyden
Schmidt by Chip Greene
Smith by Charles F. Faber
Strand by Jack V. Morris
Tyler by John Shannahan
Tyler by Wayne McElreavy
Whaling by Charles F. Faber
“Possum” Whitted by Craig Hardee
Stallings by Martin Kohout
Mitchell by Bill Nowlin
Gaffney by Rory Costello
Braves’ A.B.C. by Ring Lardner
Boston Braves Timeline by Mike Lynch
World Series by Mark Sternman
Told You So” by O.R.C.
Rest of 1914 by Mike Lynch
An Exhibition Game Contributed To A Miracle by Bob Brady
National League Pennant Race of 1914 by Frank Vaccaro
Press, The Fans, and the 1914 Boston Braves by Donna L. Halper
of the Miracle Braves by Bob Brady
Teams by A Comparison of the 1914 Miracle Braves and 1969 Miracle
Mets by Tom Nahigian
Unexpected Farewell by The South End Grounds, August 1914 by Bob
Time(s) the Braves Played Home Games at Fenway Park by Bill Nowlin
Trail Blazers in Indian File by R. E. M. - poems for 1914 Braves,
collected by Joanne Hulbert
Story of the 1914 Braves by George Stallings
Warmth” and “Very Superstitious” – two George Stallings
anecdotes by Bob Brady
the Numbers by Dan Fields
Feature by Dan Fields
Religion, Culture, and the State addresses reasonable accommodation from legal, political, and anthropological perspectives. Using the 2008 Bouchard-Taylor Report as their point of departure, the contributors contextualize the English and French Canadian experiences of multiculturalism and diversity through socio-historical analysis, political philosophy, and practical comparisons to other jurisdictions. Timely and engaging, Religion, Culture, and the State is a valuable resource in the discussion of religious pluralism in Canadian society.
In Interculturalism, sociologist and historian Gérard Bouchard presents his vision of interculturalism as a model for the management of diversity. A pluralist approach which recognizes the existence of a cultural majority whose rights must also be acknowledged, interculturalism constitutes an important alternative to multiculturalism both in Canada and internationally. Written by one of Quebec’s leading public intellectuals and the co-chair of the Bouchard-Taylor Commission on reasonable accommodation, Interculturalism is the first clear and comprehensive statement in English of an approach being discussed around the world.
A translation of Bouchard’s award-winning French-language work, L’Interculturalisme: Un point de vue québécois, this book features a new foreword by philosopher Charles Taylor and an afterword by the author written specifically for the English-language edition.
The contributors investigate individuality and its relationship to evolution and the specific concept of organism; the tension between group evolution and individual adaptation; and the structure of collective individuals and the extent to which they can be defined by the same concept of individuality. These new perspectives on evolved individuality should trigger important revisions to both philosophical and biological conceptions of the individual.
ContributorsFrédéric Bouchard, Ellen Clarke, Jennifer Fewell, Andrew Gardner, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Charles J. Goodnight, Matt Haber, Andrew Hamilton, Philippe Huneman, Samir Okasha, Thomas Pradeu, Scott Turner, Minus van Baalen
Game, Set and Match: Secret Weapons of the World's Top Tennis Players is an unprecedented collection of tips from the sport's superstars, including Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, Grigor Dimitrov, Eugenie Bouchard, Kei Nishikori, Pete Sampras, Steffi Graf, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, Milos Raonic, Caroline Wozniacki, Stan Wawrinka, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Bob and Mike Bryan, Martina Navratilova, Gael Monfils, Petra Kvitova, Ana Ivanovic and Marin Cilic.
There is also advice from Roger Federer's mother, Lynette on tennis parenting and tips from Rafa Nadal's uncle and coach, Toni, as well as other leading coaches such as Patrick Mouratoglou, Nick Bollettieri, Paul Annacone, Marian Vajda, Judy Murray, Darren Cahill, Roger Rasheed and Robert Lansdorp, and from fitness experts such as Andre Agassi's former trainer, Gil Reyes.
Top tips from the pros include:
'How to disguise your serve' by Pete Sampras
'Being a tennis parent' by Lynette Federer
'How to play a "tweener"' by Grigor Dimitrov