"José es un señor de 50 años. Él es un fanático del fútbol español. En YouTube mira videos de Messi. A José también le gusta Neymar. Pero su ídolo es Cristiano Ronaldo. José vive en Madrid, España. En Madrid todos aman el fútbol. Algunos juegan este deprte. Otros solo ven partidos por TV. Pero todos son del Real Madrid ..."--Pages 1-2.
In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, reluctant British Secret Service spy Harry Brett investigates a shadowy Madrid businessman whose girlfriend would prevent a former lover from joining the communist cause.
‘A history of modern Spain told through one of world football's most intense rivalries’ Independent ‘Sports Book of the Year’ Sunday Times It’s Messi vs Ronaldo, it’s Catalonia vs Castilla. It’s the nation against the state, freedom fighters vs Franco’s fascists. It’s majestic goals and mesmerising skills, red cards and bench brawls. It’s the best two teams on the planet going face to face and toe to toe. It’s more than a game. It’s a war. It’s Barcelona vs Real Madrid. Only, it’s not that simple. From the wounds left by the civil war to the teams’ recent global domination, historian and expert on Spanish football, Sid Lowe lifts the lid on sport’s greatest rivalry. Lowe has spoken to the biggest names and the forgotten heroes who defined their clubs. Men like Alfredo Di Stéfano and Johan Cruyff as well as the only survivor of the most politically charged game in history, the Barcelona striker who knocked Madrid out of the European Cup for the first time ever, and the president who celebrated his club’s defining moment by taking a midnight dip in the Thames. By exploring the history, politics, culture, economics and language, while never forgetting the drama on the pitch, Lowe demonstrates the symbiotic nature of the relationship between these two football giants. In doing so he reveals the human story behind this explosive rivalry.
Madrid, Spain is more than a stopover place on your way to somewhere else in Europe. It is a place where your eyes can soak up sites that have history. In America, everything is very new in comparison to what you will see in Europe; and by getting out and seeing a place far away, even if it is in a book like this one, you can absorb and feel the heart of the place. Madrid, has a splendid mixture of architecture and art that makes a feast for the eyes. (This is not to say you should not also have a feast for your tummy.) Find out what you can eat in Spain that even Spanish kids eat, kids just like you. A book can t tell you everything about a city; however, this award winning author, California lawyer and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, and John D. Weigand are doing their best to show you things a kid might like to see and do when they go to Madrid, Spain. This book is a beginning point on your way to learning all about Madrid, not an ending point. There is a free video you can also watch on YouTube (by Penelope Dyan and John D. Weigand) where you can see even more! Use this book as a part of your very own learning tool collection, and then use the tools in your toolbox to build your knowledge of all things! There is also a video that goes along with this book (on YouTube on Bellissimavideo) that adds to the overall learning experience of this large print book meant for little eyes that uses an early reader learning vocabulary. Each of these books is different and is meant to teach young children learning concepts, to guess what is coming next in the rhyme and to point out something new and exciting. reading These are picture books for young children that teach a new thought. And they are meant to draw the young early reader into a new and exciting place. They are meant to be family enjoyed. Penelope Dyan
The untold story of Real Madrid: one of the most incredible turnarounds in sports and business history. Real Madrid is the most successful sports team on the planet. The soccer club has more trophies than any other sports team, including 11 UEFA Champions League trophies. However, the story behind the triumph goes beyond the players and coaches. Generally unnoticed, a management team consisting mostly of outsiders took the team from near bankruptcy to the most valuable sports organization in the world. How did Real Madrid achieve such extraordinary success? Columbia Business School adjunct professor Steven G. Mandis investigates. Given unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, Mandis is the first researcher to rigorously ana- lyze both the on-the-field and business aspects of a sports team. What he learns is completely unexpected and challenges the conventional wisdom that moneyball-fueled data analytics are the primary instruments of success. Instead, Real Madrid s winning formula both on and off the field, from player selection to financial management, is based on aligning strategy with the culture and values of its fan base. Chasing the most talented (and most expensive) players can be a recipe for a winning record, but also financial disaster, as it was for Real Madrid in the late 1990s. Real Madrid s management believes that the club exists to serve the Real Madrid community. They discovered that its fans care more about why the team exists, how their club wins, and whom it wins with versus just winning. The why, how, and whom create a community brand and identity, and inspire extraordinary passion and loyalty, which has led to amazing marketing and commercial successin turn, attracting and paying for the best players in the world, with the values the fans expect. The club s values and culture also provide a powerful environment for these best players to work together to win trophies. "The Real Madrid Way" explains how Real Madrid has created and maintains a culture that drives both financial and on-the-field success. This book is an engrossing account of the lifetime of one of the greatest clubs in the most popular sport in the world, and for business and organization leaders, it s an invaluable inside look at a compelling alternative model with lasting competitive advantages that can deliver superior and sustainable returns and performance. "
Spain’s top city for tourism, Madrid attracts more than six million visitors a year. In this book, Helen Crisp and Jules Stewart not only place visitor attractions in their historical perspective, relating the story of a city and its people through the centuries, but they also offer carefully curated listings that give a nod to well-known attractions and sites, as well as hidden gems. Spain’s political and art capital, with its “Golden Triangle” of museums and myriad art galleries, Madrid is also a city of dazzling nightlife, with a profusion of cafés and bars. Offering in-depth insight into the history of Madrid along with a view—from fiestas to football—into life in the city today, this is the story of a vibrant, energetic metropolis, one that remains an enigma to many outsiders.
Fans around the world know Real Madrid of Spain as one of the greatest and most successful soccer teams ever. Learn about Real Madrid's historic early years and the championship moments that made the team famous in this thrilling title! Discover more through photos of the action and engaging storylines with famous and beloved athletes.
Making books by hand has never been cooler, with this inspiring guide to 30 top bookmakers working today, plus 21 tutorials for essential techniques to make your own books. Crafters, artists, writers, and book lovers can't resist a beautifully handbound book. Packed with wonderfully eclectic examples, this book explores the intriguing creative possibilities of bookmaking as a modern art form, including a wide range of bindings, materials, and embellishments. Featured techniques include everything from Coptic to concertina binding, as well as experimental page treatments such as sumi-e ink marbling and wheat paste. In addition to page after page of inspiration from leading contemporary binderies, Little Book of Bookmaking includes a practical section of 21 easy-to-follow illustrated tutorials.