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Second Innings

Author : Andrew Flintoff
ISBN : 9781473616561
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Fast bowler, six-hitter, popular hero, one of the lads, king of the jungle - Andrew Flintoff is all of those things. Second Innings, is his searingly honest yet uplifting autobiography, Flintoff reveals unseen, surprising sides to his career and personality. The restless need to push and challenge himself that led him to take up professional boxing. The complex and troubled relationship with discipline, alcohol and authority during his exhilarating cricket career. The search for an authentic voice as a player, free from the blandness and conformity of modern professionalism. Is Flintoff the last of his kind, in any sport? Through all his highs and lows, triumphs and reversals, this book reveals a central tension. There is 'Fred' - performer, extrovert, centre of attention. Then there is 'Andrew' - reflective, withdrawn and uncertain. Two people contained in one extraordinary life. And sometimes, inevitably, keeping the two in balance proves too much. We are taken backstage, seeing the mischief and adventure that has defined Andrew Flintoff's story. Above all, we observe the enduring power of fun, friendship and loyalty - the pillars of Flintoff's career. At ease with his faults as well as his gifts, Andrew Flintoff has sought one thing, even more than success: to be himself.

My Sporting Heroes

Author : Ian Botham
ISBN : 9781845969035
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In My Sporting Heroes, one of the country's great sportsmen, Sir Ian Botham, draws up his template of what he believes makes a true sporting hero. Botham singles out the ten qualities he believes are the basic elements in any true sportsperson - bravery, passion, composure, determination, skill, leadership, instinct, dedication, humour and compassion - then highlights the sportsmen and women who he believes best demonstrate each quality, backing up his selection with personal anecdotes of his time spent with them or watching them in action. Covering a wide variety of sports and discussing admired athletes of both the past and present, from Ian Woosnam, Paul Gascoigne and Jonathan Davies to Joe Calzaghe, Lewis Hamilton and Andy Murray, My Sporting Heroes is a lively celebration of exactly what makes a true sporting legend - from someone who knows a thing or two about it!

Running My Life The Autobiography

Author : Seb Coe
ISBN : 9781444731040
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One second in time may separate the great athlete from the merely good. Seb Coe has made every second count. From an early age he has been driven to be the best at everything he does. Since the moment Coe stood alongside a 'scrubby' municipal running track in Sheffield, he knew that sport could change his life. It did. Breaking an incredible twelve world records and three of them in just forty-one days, Seb became the only athlete to take gold at 1500 metres in two successive Olympic Games (Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984). The same passion galvanised Coe in 2005, when he led Britain's bid to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games to London. He knew that if we won it would regenerate an East London landscape and change the lives of thousands of young people. It has. Born in Hammersmith and coached by his engineer father, Coe went from a secondary modern school and Loughborough University to become the fastest middle-distance runner of his generation. His rivalry with Steve Ovett gripped a nation and made Britain feel successful at a time of widespread social discontent. From sport Coe transferred his ideals to politics, serving in John Major's Conservative government from 1992 to 1997 and developing 'sharp elbows' to become chief of staff to William Hague, leader of the Party from 1997 to 2001 and finally a member of the House of Lords. Running My Life is in turns exhilarating, inspiring, amusing, and extremely moving. Everyone knows where Sebastian Coe ended up. Few people realise how he got there. This is his personal journey.

Anyone But England

Author : Mike Marqusee
ISBN : IND:30000048017218
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Anyone But England is a timely and entertaining exploration of the bonds which the English cricket to the English nation as both face apparently inexorable decline. Mike Marqusee, an American who has lived in England for twenty years, turns the amused gaze of an outsider on to the idiosyncrasies of the English at play, delving into the interminable wrangles over coloured clothing, covered pitches and commercial sponsorship. Yet Marqusee also displays the knowledgeability and passion of a dedicated cricket follower who has watched matches on four continents. His elegant and concise accounts of the origins of the game, its romance with the British Empire, and its traumatic adjustment to the modern market lift the lid on the paradoxes and hypocrisies that have made cricket what it is: democratic and elitist, national and international, ancient and modern. In a revealing scrutiny of the long saga of South Africa's exclusion from world cricket, Marqusee charts England's collusion with apartheid. Spectacularly failing the Tebbit test on every point, his eye-opening account of Pakistan's controversial 'ball-tampering' tour of England will provoke intense debate amongst cricket fans about the role of both the media and racism in the modern game. From the phoney war over the omission of Gower from the England side to England's women cricketers receiving the World Cup outside the Lord's pavilion from which they are banned, Anyone But England goes where no cricket book has gone before. In so doing it sheds new light not only on cricket but also on what it means to be part of a nation for whom the game is well and truly up.

Der Trafikant

Author : Robert Seethaler
ISBN : 9783036992013
Genre : Fiction
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Österreich 1937: Der 17-jährige Franz Huchel verlässt sein Heimatdorf, um in Wien als Lehrling in einer Trafik - einem kleinen Tabak- und Zeitungsgeschäft - sein Glück zu suchen. Dort begegnet er eines Tages dem Stammkunden Sigmund Freud und ist sofort fasziniert von ihm. Im Laufe der Zeit entwickelt sich eine ungewöhnliche Freundschaft zwischen den beiden unterschiedlichen Männern. Als sich Franz kurz darauf Hals über Kopf in die Varietétänzerin Anezka verliebt, sucht er bei dem alten Professor Rat. Dabei stellt sich jedoch schnell heraus, dass dem weltbekannten Psychoanalytiker das weibliche Geschlecht ein mindestens ebenso großes Rätsel ist wie Franz. Ohnmächtig fühlen sich beide auch angesichts der sich dramatisch zuspitzenden politisch-gesellschaftlichen Verhältnisse. Und schon bald werden Franz, Freud und Anezka jäh vom Strudel der Ereignisse mitgerissen.


Author : Joe Hill
ISBN : 9783641203931
Genre : Fiction
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Eine weltweite Pandemie ist ausgebrochen, und keiner ist davor gefeit: Alle Infizierten zeigen zunächst Markierungen auf der Haut, bevor sie urplötzlich in Flammen aufgehen. Die USA liegt in Schutt und Asche, und inmitten des Chaos versucht die Krankenschwester Harper Grayson, sich und ihr ungeborenes Kind zu schützen. Doch dann zeigt auch sie die ersten Symptome. Jetzt kann sie nur noch der »Fireman« retten – ein geheimnisvoller Fremder, der wie ein Racheengel durch die Straßen New Hampshires wandelt und scheinbar das Feuer kontrollieren kann.

My Favourite Year

Author : Nick Hornby
ISBN : 3936261504
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Das Leben Das Universum Und Der Ganze Rest

Author : Douglas Adams
ISBN : 3453407806
Genre :
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Die Fl Gel Der Taube

Author : Henry James
ISBN : 9783462410389
Genre : Fiction
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Nummer Eins

Author : Oliver Kahn
ISBN : UOM:39015062580439
Genre : Soccer goalkeepers
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Im Triumph wie in der Niederlage ist Oliver Kahn die Nummer eins: die unhalbaren Schüsse hält er - und Schüsse, die jeder halten müsste, rutschen ihm unter den Armen durch. Ob "Kahn, das Tier" oder "Titan Kahn", er ist pure Energie im Guten wie im Schlechten. Die Fans verehren ihn (und auch wer ihn nicht mag, spricht doch voller Respekt von ihm) - weil er der Sieger ist, weil er Charakter hat, weil er seine Emotionen offen zeigt. Aber Oliver Kahn besteht nicht nur aus Emotionen und Reflexen, er ist ein Mensch, der mehrmals durch die Hölle ging und wieder zurück. Die höchsten Höhen erklommen zu haben, um von dort nur um so tiefer zu stürzen - und sich dann zäh, willensstark und zielstrebig wieder auf den Weg an die Spitze zu machen, das hat Oliver Kahn geprägt, das zeichnet ihn aus. Zum ersten Mal spricht er jetzt ausführlich über diese Erfahrungen und legt seine Gedanken und Empfindungen offen. Er spricht über Stärken wie über Schwächen, über Erfolge und Siege wie über Niederlagen und Fehler, über Angst, Perfektion und Leidenschaft. Es ist ein nachdenklicher, selbstbewusster und angriffslustiger Oliver Kahn, der uns hier begegnet und der mit derselben Präzision zu formulieren versteht, mit der er auch die Bälle fängt. Authentisch, ehrlich, direkt - ein Buch für all die Fans im Stadion, die ihr Hirn nicht in der Südkurve verloren haben, für die Leser von Sport-Bild ebenso wie für die Zuschauer von Aspekte.

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