Shocking Brazil: Six Games That Shook the World Cup [EPUB]
07 July 2014, 20:29
2014 | EPUB | 13.51MB
The Brazilian game has become synonymous with excellence, success and beautiful, irresistible football. Supporters from every part of the globe are able to recount joyful tales about Brazil’s unmatched achievements, especially ones of World Cup glory – not for them the almost fifty years of hurt endured by England fans. But few realise that the most crucial transformations undergone by Brazilian football came as a direct result of the Seleção’s failures.
Shocking Brazil: Six Games That Shook the World Cup looks at six crucial World Cup campaigns that radically altered the face of Brazilian football and which had repercussions far beyond the sport. Behind the ignominy lurk narratives of racism, corruption, authoritarianism, corporate power and greed. This tour de force through the history of Brazilian football, told through the prism of these six famous defeats, is by turns fascinating, enlightening, shocking and utterly compelling.
Along Different Lines: 70 Real Life Railway Stories [EPUB]
07 July 2014, 12:20
2013 | EPUB | 2.46MB
Running a railway is a complex business. However well-run it is there will always be surprises, often hilarious, frequently unexpected, sometimes serious. Here railway professionals recall notable incidents from across their careers on the railways, lovingly compiled by expert railwaymen and authors Geoff Body and Bill Parker.
The incidents covered in this illustrated book include such bizarre "everyday" events as coping with hurricanes, rogue locomotives, and runaway wagons; PR successes and otherwise; the Brighton Belle, Flying Scotsman, and Mallard; training course capers; a wino invasion; trackside antics; the Eurostar backdrop; the birth of a prison; and royal and other special occasions. This is an enjoyable look back at life on the railways.
06 July 2014, 20:50
2012 | EPUB | 413.4KB
This searing indictment, David Healy’s most comprehensive and forceful argument against the pharmaceuticalization of medicine, tackles problems in health care that are leading to a growing number of deaths and disabilities. Healy, who was the first to draw attention to the now well-publicized suicide-inducing side effects of many anti-depressants, attributes our current state of affairs to three key factors: product rather than process patents on drugs, the classification of certain drugs as prescription-only, and industry-controlled drug trials.
These developments have tied the survival of pharmaceutical companies to the development of blockbuster drugs, so that they must overhype benefits and deny real hazards. Healy further explains why these trends have basically ended the possibility of universal health care in the United States and elsewhere around the world. He concludes with suggestions for reform of our currently corrupted evidence-based medical system.