Bronco fans! Don't miss your chance to get an inside look at off season with the Broncos. Mike Klis, Brono's beat writer for the post, and Loren Landow, trainer for Tim Tebow, offer inside anecdotes and stories about the 2011 season from the inside.
Between 1993 and 2001, Mayor Richard J. Riordan, a maverick multi-millionaire who championed pragmatism over divisive politics, pulled Los Angeles from the brink of collapse and turned around one of the worlds most famous cities. Wildly popular today among Angelenos of all stripes, Riordan continues…
Between 1993 and 2001, Mayor Richard J. Riordan, a maverick multi-millionaire who championed pragmatism over divisive politics, pulled Los Angeles from the brink of collapse and turned around one of the worlds most famous cities. Wildly popular today among Angelenos of all stripes, Riordan continues to be a major force in the political and civic worlds of L.A.Riordan, a non-ideological Republican who was pro-choice, pro-gay rights, and pro-immigration, was elected to office in the aftermath of the infamous Rodney King beating and subsequent 1992 L.A. Riots, which caused nearly $1 billion in property damage and took the lives of over 50 people. With ineffectual political leadership at City Hall, racial tensions were running high, the economy was in the tank, and the citys crime and homicide rates grew out of control during the crack cocaine epidemic. And only a few months into Riordans young mayoralty, L.A. appeared to be most definitely doomed after the devastating 1994 Northridge earthquake rocked the city to its core. But unlike his combative counterpart in New York City, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Riordan was a healing, compassionate figure that recreated L.A. into a thriving, world-class metropolisand hes still a key problem solver in the nations second largest city.As the result of Riordans efforts, Los Angeles is now a cultural and event destination. He oversaw and pushed through the construction of Frank Gehrys masterpiece Walt Disney Concert Hall a venture the mayor helped personally fund when private financing stalled and the landmark Staples Center. He reformed the nations second largest public school system, modernized the Los Angeles Police Department, and reformed Los Angeles City Charter. After an unsuccessful run for California governor, Riordan worked for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as his secretary of education.Riordans perspective on effective leadership is like no other.Readers will also learn about the numerous tragedies Riordan faced and how each event shaped him as a person and as mayor. From the deaths of Riordans two young children to the passing of his mother on the eve of his first mayoral election, Riordans courage and compassion in the face personal heartbreak illustrates why he is so beloved. Riordan is also a cutting-edge philanthropist who helped dramatically improve literacy rates in such places as Mississippi and has personally donated over $100 million to improve the education of poor children. For years, he has donated half his income to charities. This 330-paged memoir delves into his successes and difficulties during his time as mayor, the ideas and value system that drove his worksuch as his deep spiritual beliefs that everyone is equal and deserves the opportunity to succeedand the life events that shaped him.
In 1917, Jessie Carr, 14-years-old and sole heiress to her family's fortune, disappeared without a trace. Now, years later, her uncle Oliver thinks he's found her: a young actress in a vaudeville playhouse - the beginning of an elaborate mystery.
Come meet international bestselling author and novelist Lisa See. With over 10 books, she has always been intrigued by stories that have been lost, forgotten or deliberately covered up, whether in the past or happening right now in the world today.
Long known for being the "back page" columnist for Sports Illustrated, Reilly moved to ESPN where he wrote the back page column for ESPN The Magazine. Tiger, Meet My Sister ..., a collection of his ESPN columns, showcases the best of Rick Reilly.