Many have read or heard about the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Even if you do not believe in the story, you will enjoy the love story and what life would have been like in that beautiful garden paradise. Imagine having a perfect body, without disease or flaw. Two exquisite humans with everything to live for, everything they could possibly want-and they rejected it and their Creator. What could have motivated them? What could be so important that they would ultimately cause disease, violence, destruction and death for the human family? This thought-provoking novella will make you think differently about the world in which we now live with its many seemingly unsolvable problems. Is the tragedy of the love story gone bad the reason we are in turmoil today? Is there any way to change that with a different kind of love? You be the judge.
Short-listed for the North American Society for Sport History Book Award 2003
Alcohol is never far from sporting events. Although popular thinking on the effects of drinking has changed considerably over time, throughout history sport and alcohol have been intimately linked. The Victorians, for example, believed that beer helped to build stamina, whereas today any serious athlete must abstain from the 'demon drink'. Yet despite current prohibitions and the widespread acceptance of alcohol's deleterious effects, the uneasy alliance of sport with alcohol remains culturally entrenched. It is common for sporting celebrities to struggle with alcoholism, and teams are often encouraged to 'bond' by drinking together. Indeed, many of today's major sporting sponsors are breweries and manufacturers of alcoholic drinks.
From hooliganism to commerce, from advertising and sponsorship to health and fitness, if there is one thing that brings athletes, fans and financial backers together it must be beer. This cultural history of drinking and sport examines the roles masculinity, class and regional identity play in alcohol consumption at a broad range of matches, races, courses and competitions. Offering a fresh perspective on the culture and commerce of sporting events, this book will be essential reading for cultural historians, anthropologists and sociologists, and anyone interested in sport.
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