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The Team for Me Fifty Years of Following Hearts

The Team for Me Fifty Years of Following Hearts

Author: Mike Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2018

Does your life revolve around your football team? Does your team's result on a Saturday make or break your weekend? Would you leave your wife on the day she's due to give birth to go to a cup final 140 miles away? Or miss your daughter's fourth birthday because you're in Madrid for a UEFA Cup tie? If so, this book is for you. The Team For Me is a personal reflection of the joy and heartache of football from a fan's perspective. Written by a Hearts supporter of 50 years' standing (and occasionally falling over), its tales will hit home among fans of any and every club - from the Saturday-morning feeling of anticipation to regaling your children with what it means to follow your club; from pre-match rituals to hammering your arch-rivals in a cup final. Fans who grew up in the 60s and 70s will also revel in memories of half-time scoreboards, dashing to the local newsagent at 5.30pm on a Saturday for a copy of the ink-stained 'Football Special' edition, and of collecting football cards to swap with your pals.

How to Pass National 5 Applications of Maths: Second Edition

How to Pass National 5 Applications of Maths: Second Edition

Author: Mike Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/02/2018

Exam Board: SQA Level: National 5 Subject: Maths First Teaching: August 2017 First Exam: May 2018 Get your best grade with How to Pass National 5 Applications of Mathematics. Fully updated to account for the changes to the National 5 exam, this book contains all the advice and support you need to revise successfully. It combines an overview of the course syllabus with advice from a top expert on how to improve exam performance, so you have the best chance of success. - Refresh your knowledge with complete course notes - Prepare for the exam with top tips and hints on revision technique - Get your best grade with advice on how to gain those vital extra marks

Contemporary Chinese Short-Short Stories A Parallel Text

Contemporary Chinese Short-Short Stories A Parallel Text

Author: Mike Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2017

This book presents Chinese short-short stories in English and Chinese, integrating language learning with cultural studies for intermediate to advanced learners of Mandarin Chinese and students of contemporary Chinese literature. Each chapter begins with a critical introduction, followed by two or more stories in parallel Chinese and English texts; each story is followed by a vocabulary list, discussion questions, and a biography of the author. The chapters are organized around central concepts in Chinese culture such as li (ritual), ren (benevolence), mianzi (face/prestige), being filial, and the dynamics of yin and yang, as well as the themes of governance, identity, love, marriage, and change. The stories selected are short-shorts by important contemporary writers ranging from the most literary to everyday voices. Specifically designed for use in upper-level Chinese language courses, Contemporary Chinese Short-Short Stories: A Parallel Text offers students a window onto China today and pathways to its traditions and past as they gain language competence and critical cultural skills.

Contemporary Chinese Short-Short Stories A Parallel Text

Contemporary Chinese Short-Short Stories A Parallel Text

Author: Mike Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2017

This book presents Chinese short-short stories in English and Chinese, integrating language learning with cultural studies for intermediate to advanced learners of Mandarin Chinese and students of contemporary Chinese literature. Each chapter begins with a critical introduction, followed by two or more stories in parallel Chinese and English texts; each story is followed by a vocabulary list, discussion questions, and a biography of the author. The chapters are organized around central concepts in Chinese culture such as li (ritual), ren (benevolence), mianzi (face/prestige), being filial, and the dynamics of yin and yang, as well as the themes of governance, identity, love, marriage, and change. The stories selected are short-shorts by important contemporary writers ranging from the most literary to everyday voices. Specifically designed for use in upper-level Chinese language courses, Contemporary Chinese Short-Short Stories: A Parallel Text offers students a window onto China today and pathways to its traditions and past as they gain language competence and critical cultural skills.

The Native Advertising Advantage: Build Authentic Content that Revolutionizes Digital Marketing and Drives Revenue Growth

The Native Advertising Advantage: Build Authentic Content that Revolutionizes Digital Marketing and Drives Revenue Growth

Author: Mike Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2017

An ad tech exec at Hearst reveals the next generation of marketing-and provides the insight you need to use it to beat the competition The Native Advertising Advantage reveals why native content is an effective tool in any company's digital marketing strategy-and how to use it to build new revenue streams. The book explains how native ads are blending in with their surrounding content to blur the traditional church/state divide of editorial vs. advertising.The author shows how publications as diverse as BuzzFeed, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, and The New York Times are attracting readers who are just as interested in the content of these native ads as they are of journalist-written editorial content Rationales and hands-on techniques come directly from interviews with top marketing people at a broad cross-section of companies, including GE, Intel, HP, and ConAgra Foods. These leaders reveal how native advertising fits into their marketing mix and ad budget-and how it's paying off.

Cam Programming Techniques

Cam Programming Techniques

Author: Mike Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2017

This book is a compilation of techniques, by the master in NC machining during 30 years of involvement in NC machining. There are unlimited ways to produce parts with metal removing processes. The purpose of this book was helped people working in CNC machining, machinist and special for (C)NC programmers. In fact, by implementing these techniques, the effort expended in developing the average program may increase. The reason for developing the manual was to: Provide entry level NC programmers with concentrated volumes of machining techniques that would normally require years to acquire. Help the programmer (either entry level or experienced) with diagnosing and finding solutions to complex: machining problems. Provide an array of cost effective techniques that will help the programmer to produce cosmetically acceptable close tolerance parts, with minimum problems and machine time, while expending less proofing effort.

Secret Peak District

Secret Peak District

Author: Mike Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 15/04/2017

The Peak District is a land of high moors and narrow gorges, dark gritstone edges and white limestone cliffs, bleak plateaux and lush valleys, fine churches and grand country houses, stone-built villages and spa towns. In 1951 much of the region was designated as Britain's first national park, now one of the most visited national parks in the world. Because the Peak District is familiar to millions, it might be thought that it contains few secrets, but this is not the case. Some of the area's most charming villages and country estates are situated well away from the normal tourist trails and one of its most beautiful valleys has a fascinating secret history. The countryside contains mysterious stone circles, and tracks that are the fossilised remains of some of the country's earliest railways. Although some of the larger settlements are well known, they contain much that is hidden. Bakewell has many secret ingredients other than those found in its famous pudding and some of Tideswell Church's celebrated wood carvings are tantalisingly hard to spot. The spectacular domes of Buxton's buildings are the outer skins of some wonderful ceilings, and the Georgian and Victorian faades of Ashbourne's buildings are masks that conceal suprising Tudor origins. Join Mike Smith as he shows that there are many aspects of the Peak District that should not be taken at face value.

Secret Peak District

Secret Peak District

Author: Mike Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/04/2017

The Peak District is a land of high moors and narrow gorges, dark gritstone edges and white limestone cliffs, bleak plateaux and lush valleys, fine churches and grand country houses, stone-built villages and spa towns. In 1951 much of the region was designated as Britain's first national park, now one of the most visited national parks in the world. Because the Peak District is familiar to millions, it might be thought that it contains few secrets, but this is not the case. Some of the area's most charming villages and country estates are situated well away from the normal tourist trails and one of its most beautiful valleys has a fascinating secret history. The countryside contains mysterious stone circles, and tracks that are the fossilised remains of some of the country's earliest railways. Although some of the larger settlements are well known, they contain much that is hidden. Bakewell has many secret ingredients other than those found in its famous pudding and some of Tideswell Church's celebrated wood carvings are tantalisingly hard to spot. The spectacular domes of Buxton's buildings are the outer skins of some wonderful ceilings, and the Georgian and Victorian facades of Ashbourne's buildings are masks that conceal suprising Tudor origins. Join Mike Smith as he shows that there are many aspects of the Peak District that should not be taken at face value.

My Revision Notes: OCR A Level Chemistry A

My Revision Notes: OCR A Level Chemistry A

Author: Mike Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/12/2016

Exam Board: OCR Level: A-Level Subject: Chemistry First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: Summer 2016 With My Revision Notes: OCR A Level Chemistry A you can: - Manage your own revision with step-by-step support from experienced teacher and examiner Mike Smith - Apply biological terms accurately with the help of definitions and key words - Plan and pace your revision with the revision planner - Test understanding with questions throughout the book - Get exam ready with last minute quick quizzes available on the Hodder Education website

National 5 Maths: Practice Papers for SQA Exams

National 5 Maths: Practice Papers for SQA Exams

Author: Mike Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/08/2016

Exam Board: SQA Level: National 5 Subject: Maths First Teaching: September 2013 First Exam: Summer 2014 Practise for your SQA exams with three specially commissioned Hodder Gibson Practice Exam Papers with fully worked answers. - Practise with model papers written and checked by experienced markers and examiners - Worked answers show how solutions are arrived at and where marks are gained - Get extra advice with study-skills guidance sections - Avoid common mistakes with examiner tips - A revision grid allows students to revise by topic

OCR A-Level Year 2 Chemistry A Workbook: Physical chemistry and transition elements

OCR A-Level Year 2 Chemistry A Workbook: Physical chemistry and transition elements

Author: Mike Smith, John Older Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2016

Exam Board: OCR Level: A-Level Subject: Chemistry First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: Summer 2017 Create confident, literate and well-prepared students with skills-focused, topic-specific workbooks. Our Student Workbooks build students' understanding, developing the confidence and exam skills they need, whilst providing ready prepared lesson solutions. - Supplements key resources such as textbooks to adapt easily to existing schemes of work - Offers time-saving and economical lesson solutions for both specialist and non-specialist teachers - Provides flexible resource material to reinforce and apply topic understanding throughout the course, as classwork or extension tasks, or for revision - Creates opportunities for self-directed learning and assessment with answers to tasks and activities supplied online - Prepares students to meet the demands of the specification by practising exam technique and developing their literacy skills

OCR A Level Year 2 Chemistry A Student Guide: Module 6

OCR A Level Year 2 Chemistry A Student Guide: Module 6

Author: Mike Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2016

Exam Board: OCR Level: A-level Subject: Chemistry First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2017 Written by experienced author Mike Smith, this Student Guide for Chemistry: - Helps students identify what they need to know with a concise summary of the topics examined in the AS and A-level specifications - Consolidates understanding with tips and knowledge check questions - Provides opportunities to improve exam technique with sample answers to exam-style questions - Develops independent learning and research skills - Provides the content for generating individual revision notes

OCR A Level Year 2 Chemistry A Student Guide: Module 5

OCR A Level Year 2 Chemistry A Student Guide: Module 5

Author: Mike Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/04/2016

Exam Board: OCR Level: A-level Subject: Chemistry First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: Summer 2017 Written by experienced author Mike Smith, this Student Guide for Chemistry: -Identifies the key content you need to know with a concise summary of topics examined in the A-level specifications -Enables you to measure your understanding with exam tips and knowledge check questions, with answers at the end of the guide -Helps you to improve your exam technique with sample answers to exam-style questions -Develops your independent learning skills with content you can use for further study and research.

Boko Haram Inside Nigeria's Unholy War

Boko Haram Inside Nigeria's Unholy War

Author: Mike Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2016

An insurgency in Nigeria by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has left thousands dead, shaken Africa's biggest country and worried the world. Yet they remain a mysterious almost unknowable organisation. Through exhaustive on-the-ground reporting, M.J. Smith takes readers inside the violence and provides the first in-depth account of the conflict. He traces Boko Haram from its beginnings as a small Islamist sect in Nigeria's remote northeast, led by a baby-faced but charismatic preacher, to its transformation into a hydra-headed monster, deploying suicide bombers and abducting innocent schoolgirls. Much of the book is told through the eyes of Nigerians who have found themselves caught between the violence of a shadowy group of insurgents, brutal security forces accused of horrifying abuses and an inept government led by an accidental president. It includes the voices of a forgotten police officer left paralysed by an attack, women whose husbands have been murdered and a sword-wielding vigilante using charms to fend off insurgent bullets. It journeys through the sleaze and corruption that has robbed Africa's biggest oil producer of its potential, making it such fertile ground for extremism. Along the way it questions whether there can be any end to the violence and the ways in which this might be achieved. Interspersed with history, this book delves into the roots of this unholy war being waged against the backdrop of an evolving extremist threat worldwide.

OCR AS/A Level Year 1 Chemistry A Workbook: Energy; Core organic chemistry

OCR AS/A Level Year 1 Chemistry A Workbook: Energy; Core organic chemistry

Author: Mike Smith, John Older Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/11/2015

Exam Board: OCR Level: A-Level Subject: Chemistry First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: Summer 2016 Create confident, literate and well-prepared students with skills-focused, topic-specific workbooks. Our Student Workbooks build students' understanding, developing the confidence and exam skills they need, whilst providing ready prepared lesson solutions. - Supplements key resources such as textbooks to adapt easily to existing schemes of work - Offers time-saving and economical lesson solutions for both specialist and non-specialist teachers - Provides flexible resource material to reinforce and apply topic understanding throughout the course, as classwork or extension tasks, or for revision - Creates opportunities for self-directed learning and assessment with answers to tasks and activities supplied online - Prepares students to meet the demands of the specification by practising exam technique and developing their literacy skills

OCR AS/A Level Year 1 Chemistry A Workbook: Foundations in chemistry; Periodic table

OCR AS/A Level Year 1 Chemistry A Workbook: Foundations in chemistry; Periodic table

Author: Mike Smith, John Older Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/10/2015

Exam Board: OCR Level: A-Level Subject: Chemistry First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: Summer 2016 Create confident, literate and well-prepared students with skills-focused, topic-specific workbooks. Our Student Workbooks build students' understanding, developing the confidence and exam skills they need, whilst providing ready prepared lesson solutions. - Supplements key resources such as textbooks to adapt easily to existing schemes of work - Offers time-saving and economical lesson solutions for both specialist and non-specialist teachers - Provides flexible resource material to reinforce and apply topic understanding throughout the course, as classwork or extension tasks, or for revision - Creates opportunities for self-directed learning and assessment with answers to tasks and activities supplied online - Prepares students to meet the demands of the specification by practising exam technique and developing their literacy skills

OCR AS/A Level Chemistry A Student Guide: Modules 3 and 4

OCR AS/A Level Chemistry A Student Guide: Modules 3 and 4

Author: Mike Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/10/2015

Exam Board: OCR Level: AS/A-level Subject: Chemistry First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: Summer 2016 Written by experienced author Mike Smith, this Student Guide for Chemistry: - Helps identify what you need to know with a concise summary of the topics examined in the AS and A-level specifications - Consolidates understanding with tips and knowledge check questions - Provides opportunities to improve exam technique with sample answers to exam-style questions - Develops independent learning and research skills - Provides the content for generating individual revision notes

Australian Archaeologists Book of Quotations

Australian Archaeologists Book of Quotations

Author: Mike Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2015

My Revision Notes: OCR AS Chemistry A Second Edition

My Revision Notes: OCR AS Chemistry A Second Edition

Author: Mike Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2015

With My Revision Notes you can: -Manage your own revision with step-by-step support from experienced teacher Mike Smith -Apply chemical terms accurately with the help of definitions and key words -Plan and pace your revision with the revision planner -Test understanding with questions throughout -Get exam ready with last minute quick quizzes available on the Hodder Education website

OCR AS/A Level Year 1 Chemistry A Student Guide: Modules 1 and 2

OCR AS/A Level Year 1 Chemistry A Student Guide: Modules 1 and 2

Author: Mike Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2015

Exam Board: OCR Level: AS/A-level Subject: Chemistry First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: Summer 2016 Written by experienced author Mike Smith, this Student Guide for Chemistry: - Helps you identify what you need to know with a concise summary of the topics examined in the AS and A-level specifications - Consolidates understanding with tips and knowledge check questions - Provides opportunities to improve exam technique with sample answers to exam-style questions - Develops independent learning and research skills - Provides the content for generating individual revision notes

OCR A Level Chemistry Student Book 2

OCR A Level Chemistry Student Book 2

Author: Mike Smith, John Older Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2015

Exam Board: OCR Level: A-level Subject: Chemistry First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2017 This is an OCR endorsed resource Stretch and challenge your students' knowledge and understanding of Chemistry, build their mathematical and practical skills, and provide plenty of assessment guidance with this OCR Year 2 Student Book. - Build understanding with a summary of prior knowledge and diagnostic questions at the start of each chapter to help bring students up to speed - Support practical assessment with Practical Skill summaries that help develop your students' knowledge and skills - Test understanding and provide plenty of practice to assess progression, with Test Yourself Questions and multiple choice questions - Provide mathematical support with examples of method integrated throughout and a dedicated 'Maths in Chemistry' chapter - Develop understanding with free online access to Test yourself Answers, an Extended Glossary, Learning Outcomes and Topic Summaries

Bradwell's Book of Yorkshire

Bradwell's Book of Yorkshire

Author: Mike Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2015

Chapel-en-le-Frith Through Time Revised Edition

Chapel-en-le-Frith Through Time Revised Edition

Author: Mike Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/2015

Chapel-en-le-Frith was founded in 1225, when foresters in the Royal Forest of the Peak were allowed to build a chapel in the forest. Buildings which have survived to the present time tell of a market town that developed into an important stopping place on trans-Pennine routes and played a major role in the history of transport. In the gritstone hills that surround the town, there is a remarkable concentration of ancient halls, as well as a wealth of unspoilt hamlets. As well as highlighting how changes in lifestyle have impacted on the appearance of Chapel, the photographs show that the older parts of the town and the surrounding hamlets have changed surprisingly little. Customs and traditions have also continued into the present century, thanks to the determination of the townspeople to preserve long-established clubs and societies. The story of Chapel-en-le-Frith is about continuity, as well as change. This edition of Chapel-en-le-Frith Through Time is fully updated.

OCR A level Chemistry Student Book 1

OCR A level Chemistry Student Book 1

Author: Mike Smith, John Older Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2015

Exam Board: OCR Level: A-level Subject: Chemistry First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2016 This is an OCR endorsed resource Stretch and challenge your students' knowledge and understanding of Chemistry, build their mathematical and practical skills, and provide plenty of assessment guidance with this OCR Year 1 Student Book. - Build understanding with a summary of prior knowledge and diagnostic questions at the start of each chapter to help bring students up to speed - Support practical assessment with Practical Skill summaries that help develop your students' knowledge and skills - Test understanding and provide plenty of practice to assess progression, with Test Yourself Questions and multiple choice questions - Provide mathematical support with examples of method integrated throughout and a dedicated 'Maths in Chemistry' chapter - Develop understanding with free online access to Test yourself Answers, an Extended Glossary, Learning Outcomes and Topic Summaries OCR A Level Chemistry Student Book 1 includes AS Level

Catch the Cuddle

Catch the Cuddle

Author: Mike Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Where's Wally? meets Richard Scarry in this warm and reassuring story about how you can never have too many cuddles! One morning Daisy woke up feeling not quite right. I need a cuddle , she sighed. Just then, there was a knock at the door. There's a Big Cuddle on the loose and Daisy wants to catch it! Lift the flaps for hidden treats as Daisy sets off on a cuddle-chase across town, picking up new friends as she goes. The perfect feel-good read for kids aged 3 and up from the author of the Hundred Decker Bus. Mike is an MA graduate in Children's Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University. In 2010 he won the Macmillan Prize for children's book illustration (for a story called Edward Hopper and the Carrot Crunch, having been a runner up the year before. His debut picture book is the delightful The Hundred Decker Bus was published in May 2013. He also draws for The Phoenix He lives in Cambridge with his partner, two sons and two dogs.

Targeted: How Technology Is Revolutionizing Advertising and the Way Companies Reach Consumers

Targeted: How Technology Is Revolutionizing Advertising and the Way Companies Reach Consumers

Author: Mike Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2014

Far from the catchy television spots and sleek magazine spreads are the comparatively modest ads that pop up on websites and in Internet searches. But don't befooled - online advertising is exploding. Growing at a compound annual rate near 20%, it is now the second-largest advertising channel in the United States.Part history, part guidebook, part prediction for the future, Targeted tells the story of the companies, individuals, and innovations driving this revolution. It takes readers behind the scenes - examining the growth of digital advertising, its enormous potential, and the technologies that are changing the game forever. Leading the way is real-time bidding, which offers advertisers unprecedented precision in targeting ads and measuring their effectiveness.From keyword micro-markets and ad serving systems to aggregated virtual audiences and new business models, Targeted is sweeping in scope and stripped of technical complexity. It is an essential resource for anyone interested in finding and connecting with customers in the vast and shifting Internet universe.

Ships 'N Boats 'N Tales Afloat

Ships 'N Boats 'N Tales Afloat

Author: Mike Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2014

A collection of memoirs and anecdotes from one man's lifetime of messing around in boats.

The Hundred Decker Bus

The Hundred Decker Bus

Author: Mike Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2013

Take a seat on a very unusual, very full, and very big bus! The Hundred Decker Bus by Mike Smith is a bright, bold and funny book with a surprise giant fold-out ending. Every day, the bus driver finishes his cup of tea, puts on his jacket and sets off on his route. Every day, the man with the big red tie gets on at the roundabout, the lady with the pram gets on at the library and the noisy children get on at Clover Drive. But what if one day the driver turned down a new and exciting road, and picked up new and exciting people? So many people that the bus simply wouldn't be big enough? Well, there would only be one solution . . . Join the exciting bus journey as it travels anywhere and everywhere, growing taller and taller with each adventure!

Hearts' Greatest Games

Hearts' Greatest Games

Author: Mike Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2012

Hearts' Greatest Games provides an entertaining and informative description of the fifty greatest games involving Heart of Midlothian, one of Scotland's biggest football clubs. From the club's first national honour, the Scottish Cup win of 1891, through the glorious decade that was the 1950s, to the Vladimir Romanov era and challenging the Old Firm in 2011. This book includes a raft of great memories, brought to life by words and pictures, and is a must for all Hearts supporters.Key features- Features fifty of Edinburgh club Heart of Midlothian's most memorable games from across the club's history- Details the effect of the club's great managers and finest players on those games- Includes contemporary and historic images from these legendary matches- Written by veteran football author Mike Smith, who has written a number of titles on Hearts, including Follow the Hearts and The Diary of an Incredible Season

Hearts' Greatest Games Heart of Midlothian's 50 Finest Matches

Hearts' Greatest Games Heart of Midlothian's 50 Finest Matches

Author: Mike Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2012

From the thousands of matches ever played by Heart of Midlothian, stretching from the club's Victorian foundation to the Vladimir Romanov era, here are 50 of Hearts' most glorious, epochal and thrilling games of all! Expertly presented in evocative historical context, and described incident-by-incident in atmospheric detail, Hearts Greatest Games offers a terrace ticket back in time, taking in everything from the club's first national honour, the Scottish Cup win of 1891, to challenging the Old Firm in 2011. An irresistible cast list of club legends - Dave Mackay, Craig Levein and Gary Mackay, John Robertson, Tommy Walker and Willie Bauld - springs to life in a thrilling selection of hard-fought derby matches, Scottish League clinchers and cup exploits, peaking in the glorious 1950s. In all, a journey through the highlights of Hearts history which is guaranteed to make any fan's heart swell with pride.

Tommy Boyle - Broken Hero The Story of a Football Legend

Tommy Boyle - Broken Hero The Story of a Football Legend

Author: Mike Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2011

Tommy Boyle - Broken Hero: The Story of a Football Legend One of the most gifted centre-halves of his day, Burnley captain Tommy Boyle won all of English footballs major honours; the FA Cup, League Championship and he represented England at international level. But once his playing days were over and after run-ins with the police and local authorities, the former international footballer was sent to Whittingham Mental Hospital, a former lunatic asylum. Broken Hero traces Boyle's career from his early days working as a miner in the militant South Yorkshire coalfield, to the proud day he became the first captain to be presented with the FA Cup by His Majesty, King George V. The story covers Boyle's experiences during the First World War where he served in the Royal Field Artillery and was badly wounded. The doctors gave him little chance of ever playing again, but he proved them all wrong and made a remarkable comeback to crown his career by leading Burnley to the Football League title in 1921. Tommy Boyle - Broken Hero tells the story of a great character and explores the circumstances that led to one of footballs first celebrity players being locked away in a mental hospital for the rest of his life unable to tell his story. Until now.

Fundamentals of Management

Fundamentals of Management

Author: Mike Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2011

Fundamentals of Management 2e takes a straightforward and student-centred approach from a business perspective, providing a concise yet comprehensive foundation in the basic concepts of management. Retaining the directness and simplicity that was a valued feature of the first edition, this new edition has been fully revised and updated with: *NEW chapters on Planning and Strategy, Leadership and Change. *NEW sections on e-commerce and supply chain management *MORE on the Organizational Context, Power and Motivation

Chapel-en-le-Frith Through Time

Chapel-en-le-Frith Through Time

Author: Mike Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2010

Chapel-en-le-Frith was founded in 1225, when foresters in the Royal Forest of the Peak were allowed to build a chapel in the forest. Buildings which have survived to the present time tell of a market town that developed into an important stopping place on trans-Pennine routes and played a major role in the history of transport. In the gritstone hills that surround the town, there is a remarkable concentration of ancient halls, as well as a wealth of unspoilt hamlets. As well as highlighting how changes in lifestyle have impacted on the appearance of Chapel, the photographs show that the older parts of the town and the surrounding hamlets have changed surprisingly little. Customs and traditions have also continued into the present century, thanks to the determination of the townspeople to preserve long-established clubs and societies. The story of Chapel-en-le-Frith is about continuity, as well as change.

High Performance Sprinting

High Performance Sprinting

Author: Mike Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/02/2005

Speed, and how it can be increased, is of prime importance in all sport and, in its purest athletic form, speed is synonymous with sprinting. In this clearly written, well-illustrated and comprehensive book, the author offers practical advice on the many crucial factors that need to be taken into account in order to maximise the sprinter's performance. Consideration is given to the development of detailed training programmes involving both the lightning pace of the 100m and 200m and the more controlled pace of the 400m. This authoritative book covers: - Technical development through skills and drills - The importance of the start and the finish - Training programmes and the training year - Strength and flexibility work - The relays - Preparing for competitions - The role of the coach

Testing People at Work Competencies in Psychometric Testing

Testing People at Work Competencies in Psychometric Testing

Author: Mike Smith, Mike Smith, Pam Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/12/2004

Testing People at Work is an authoritative, practical text on selection and assessment. It explains psychometric testing in occupational settings and also covers other methods of selection such as assessment centres and e-selection. The book systematically covers all the topics required for the BPS Certificates of Competence in Testing Levels A and B. It is designed for students taking selection and assessment courses. The book covers the whole process of testing, from job analysis to reporting results; uses new theoretical frameworks for the topics of personality and motivation; features an extensive discussion of ethics in selection and assessment; includes questions testing understanding and suggestions for further reading; and, incorporates many tables and diagrams giving practical help to users of psychometric tests. It is also accompanied by supplementary online material.

Testing People at Work Competencies in Psychometric Testing

Testing People at Work Competencies in Psychometric Testing

Author: Mike Smith, Mike Smith, Pam Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/12/2004

Testing People at Work is an authoritative, practical text on selection and assessment. It explains psychometric testing in occupational settings and also covers other methods of selection such as assessment centres and e--selection. The book systematically covers all the topics required for the BPS Certificates of Competence in Testing Levels A and B. * Designed for students taking selection and assessment courses. * Covers the whole process of testing, from job analysis to reporting results. * Uses new theoretical frameworks for the topics of personality and motivation. * Features an extensive discussion of ethics in selection and assessment. * Includes questions testing understanding and suggestions for further reading. * Incorporates many tables and diagrams giving practical help to users of psychometric tests. * Accompanied by supplementary online material, at www.blackwellpublishing.com/testing/.

The Reuther Brothers Walter, Roy and Victor

The Reuther Brothers Walter, Roy and Victor

Author: Mike Smith, Pam Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2001

The story of three brothers who were instrumental in creating the UAW, one of America's great unions. The tale of the Reuther brothers - Walter, Roy, and Victor - is more than a story of how one of America's great unions was created. It is also a powerful example of how teamwork, dedication, and concern for others can improve the lives of many people. This book portrays the brothers' lifelong commitment to each other and to workers' rights, while charting the career paths that ultimately led each one to his involvement with the United Automobile Workers (UAW). As president of the UAW from 1946-70, Walter Reuther became one of the most important labor leaders in American history. As sons of poor German immigrants in Wheeling, West Virginia, the three brothers had to work hard and help each other learn skills that would earn money for their family. Also, their father taught them the importance of education and being able to speak up for their rights. Walter was the first to enter the auto industry, having become an expert die maker. But as he and his brothers began to earn money, they did not ignore the poverty of others or the widespread social problems of their country. In a clear, lively narration that explains many important concepts to young readers, this book describes a string of fascinating events, including Walter and Victor's trip to Nazi Germany, their days spent teaching in a Soviet factory, and the strikes they organized in the United States. Against the background of the Depression and the Civil Rights movement, The Reuther Brothers helps readers to understand the ongoing struggles for economic and social justice.

Reuther Brothers

Reuther Brothers

Author: Mike Smith, Pam Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2001

Rehabilitation in Adult Nursing Practice

Rehabilitation in Adult Nursing Practice

Author: Mike Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/1999

The key text consists of 10 chapters, each written by subject experts. It aims to provide nurses with the fundamental skills and knowledge they require in order to practise rehabilitation techniques safely and effectively. Those seeking more detailed information specific to their specialty will be guided to other texts. It brings a nursing focus to this topic, which has been needed but not available for many years. The style is informative and instructive, and is very much a book for the hands-on practitioner.Brings a nursing focus to the topic, which has been needed but not available for many years. Informative and instructive styleVery hands-on approach This book has high PREP currency. It will be easy to use this book to provide evidence of professional development in portfolios.

Beyond Foreign Economic Policy United States, the Single European Market and the Changing World Economy

Beyond Foreign Economic Policy United States, the Single European Market and the Changing World Economy

Author: Mike Smith, Brian Hocking Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/1997

Focusing on US policies towards the Single European Market, this volume analyzes the changing character of foreign economic policy. It argues that an erosion of the boundaries demarcating foreign and domestic policy has occurred as a result of developments on both domestic and international fronts. Consequently, the conduct of policy has become more densely textured, as parties from subnational, national and international levels interact in pursuit of their goals in the economic arena. In turn, this economic environment is becoming both globalized and yet simultaneously localixed , as the international economy impacts differentially on sectoral and territorial domestic interests. The opening chapter introduces the issues raised by the study, whilst developing an analytical framework for the ensuing empirical chapters. The volume itself comprises two sections: Part One explores the principal influences on the shaping of foreign economic relations and trade policy in the post-Cold War era, with reference to the GATT and NAFTA. Part Two illustrates the general framework of US trade relations, focusing on those with the EU.