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The Lost History of the Capitol The Hidden and Tumultuous Saga of Congress and the Capitol Building

The Lost History of the Capitol: The Hidden and Tumultuous Saga of Congress and the Capitol Building by Edward P. Moser
English | October 1, 2021 | ISBN: 1493055909 | 350 pages | PDF (Converted) | 8.09 Mb
The Lost History of the Capitol is an account of the many bizarre, tragic, and violent episodes that have occurred in and around the Capitol Building, from the founding of the federal capital city in 1790 up to contemporary times, including the events of January 6, 2021. In this 230-year span, the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the neighborhoods nearby have witnessed dozens of high-profile scandals, trials, riots, bombings, and personal assaults, along with not a few significant achievements. It is a popular work about the U.S. Capitol Building and its environs.


A-League The Inside Story of the Tumultuous First Decade

A-League: The Inside Story of the Tumultuous First Decade By John Stensholt, Shaun Mooney
2015 | 328 Pages | ISBN: 1863957596 | EPUB | 5 MB
In November 2004, shopping centre billionaire Frank Lowy walked into a packed media conference and announced the creation of a new professional football league. Armed with $15 million of government funds, Lowy was about to wake the sleeping giant of Australian sport. The A-League kicked off in 2005. Over the competition’s first decade it has seen more than its fair share of drama, on and off the field. International superstars have come to play, eccentric billionaires have bought and sold franchises, and clubs have folded after haemorrhaging millions of dollars. Yet the football has been passionate and captivating, and attendances and television audiences have grown as Australians have embraced the game as never before. Relying on unprecedented access to key figures in the code, John Stensholt and Shaun Mooney reveal the true story behind the A-League’s first ten years: the egos, the power plays and the rows between some of Australia’s richest men as they try to make the world game Australia’s favourite sport. ‘Money, power, ego and ambition. Throw in the odd football match and you have the story of the A-League – from forgotten game to unforgettable glory.’-Francis Leach, ABC ‘Once I started, I couldn’t put it down. A wonderful and riveting insight into the first decade of the A-League.’-Ray Gatt, the Australian ‘There’s enough in this for a 20-year period, such has been the last decade in Australian club football. Entertaining, informative, this covers it all – the good, the bad, the ugly.’-Adam Peacock, Fox Sports John Stensholt is an award-winning journalist for the Australian Financial Review, and edits the BRW Rich list. His work has also appeared in the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Financial Review Magazine. Shaun Mooney is the publisher of football journal Leopold Method, and has contributed to the Guardian Australia. Previously, Shaun wrote articles on retail and small business marketing, which were syndicated across six countries. He has also co-authored two business books.