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Over The Top And Back

Author : Tom Jones
ISBN : 9780718180706
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Tom Jones' Over the Top and Back is at this special price NOW . . . 'For a lot of years, I've answered a lot of questions, but have never told my story before.' Across six decades, Sir Tom Jones has maintained a vital career in a risky, unstable business notorious for the short lives of its artists. With a drive that comes from nothing but the love for what he does, he breaks through and then wrestles with the vagaries of the music industry, the nature of success and its inevitable consequences. Having recorded an expansive body of work and performed with fellow artists from across the spectrum and across every popular music genre, from rock, pop and dance to country, blues and soul, the one constant throughout has been his unique musical gifts and unmistakable voice. But how did a boy from a Welsh coal-mining family attain success across the globe? And how has he survived the twists and turns of fame and fortune to not only stay exciting, but actually become more credible and interesting with age? In this, his first ever autobiography, Tom revisits his past and tells the tale of his journey from wartime Pontypridd to LA and beyond. He reveals the stories behind the ups and downs of his fascinating and remarkable life, from the early heydays to the subsequent fallow years to his later period of artistic renaissance. It's the story nobody else knows or understands, told by the man who lived it, and written the only way he knows how: simply and from the heart. Raw, honest, funny and powerful, this is a memoir like no other from one of the world's greatest ever singing talents. This is Tom Jones and Over the Top and Back is his story.

Pat Van Den Hauwe My Autobiography

Author : Pat Van den Hauwe
ISBN : 9781784187088
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In today's game, there is no place on the pitch for player contact, let alone the sort of hard, robust tackling that could earn a player the nickname 'Psycho'. But twenty-five years ago, things were different. Only when players really overstepped the mark were their names added to the referee's little black book. And 'Psycho' Pat Van den Hauwe had a reputation as one of the hardest players in the game. In a career encompassing some 401 Football League appearances for Birmingham City, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Millwall, he notched up two league titles and a European Cup Winners' Cup medal - but he also made his mark as one of the toughest and most feared defenders in the game.But Pat wasn't just a tough player on the pitch. The way he lived his life meant that he needed to be tough off the pitch as well. A 'hard nut' reputation invites people into your life who want to see how far they can push you - and Pat attracted such people by the bus-load.This autobiography is not the usual collection of career memories from an ex-pro. It is probably the most explicit book ever written by a former footballer. Throughout his career, and long after he left the game, Pat Van den Hauwe courted danger. In fact, he nearly paid the ultimate price for living life to the extreme.

Psycho Pat The Autobiography Of Pat Van Den Hauwe

Author : Pat Van den Hauwe
ISBN : 9781857827132
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The autobiography of Pat Van Den Hauwe with a foreword by Howard Kendall and Terry Venables. There is no place on a football pitch in the 21st century for player contact let alone hard, robust tackling that could earn you a nick-name such as 'Psycho'. Twenty-five years ago the game was different and players were actually allowed to rough an opponent up and let them know they were going into a 90 minute battle. Only when they really over-stepped the mark were their names taken by the ref. Today's so called "hard players" the Steven Gerrard's, the John Terry's, the Patrick Vieria's may not have had their reputations in the 80's as they would have had to earn them by mixing it with the real hard men of football, the Stuart Pearce's, the Mick Harford's and the Pat Van Den Hauwe's. But Pat Van Den Hauwe was not just a tough player on the pitch. His whole life demanded that he was tough. A reputation brings people into your life who try and find out if there is mileage in it and Van Den Hauwe attracted those type of people by the bus-load. This is probably the most explicit book every written by a former player as throughout his career, and long after he left the game, Pat Van Den Hauwe courted danger and very nearly paid the ultimate price for living life to the extreme.

The Autobiography Of An Ex Grenadier Guardsman

Author : Gerald Griffiths
ISBN : 9781477247228
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The record of military service of Gerald Glyn Griffiths, who served with the Grenadier Guards from August 1, 1961, until July 31, 1970 (discharged on July 31, 1973; service number, 23862933; rank, lance/corporal). For Crown and Country

Born To Ride

Author : Stephen Roche
ISBN : 9781448129669
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1987, Irish cycling legend Stephen Roche had an extraordinary year – the year to end all years. June 1987: Winner of the Giro d’Italia July 1987: Secured the yellow jersey at the Tour De France September 1987: Victory at the World Cycling Championships in Austria By winning the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and world championships in the same season, Stephen Roche defied all odds to win cycling’s ‘triple crown’.Born to Ride, his first full autobiography, takes this extraordinary year as the starting point to explore the rest of his life. He doesn't hold back as he examines the many ups and downs of his time on and off the bike, scrutinising victories, defeats, rivals, serious injury, doping allegations and agonising family breakdown. Beneath the charm and rare natural talent, Roche finally reveals himself as a smiling assassin - a master strategist who lives to attack. ‘One of the most riveting sporting biographies I've read’ Herald

Bobby Robson Farewell But Not Goodbye My Autobiography

Author : Bobby Robson
ISBN : 9781848946460
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Sir Bobby Robson died on the morning of 31 July 2009. Revered in Newcastle and the North East, he was a man who enjoyed phenomenal popularity, and touched so many people with his sincerity and passion for the game of football. From his playing days with Fulham and West Brom in the 1950s and 60s, to his twenty England caps and his brilliant management career, Bobby Robson inspired generations of fans. However, Bobby's story is not just about these great achievements. In this book he provided a fascinating insight into his childhood and early adult years growing up in the North East, and his working life before football in the mines of Langley Park, where he went underground for a year and a half at the age of fifteen. One of English football's most successful managers, Bobby witnessed some of the most historic sporting moments during his incredible career, including such epic incidents as the 'Hand of God' and Gazza's tears. He wrote of leading England through two World Cups and the agony of coming within a penalty kick of the 1990 World Cup final. Bobby's story takes in many countries, many clubs and many of the world's most illustrious players. He inspired deep affection for the qualities that he always embodied: passion, humour, hard work and fair play. Bobby Robson's story is a rich and diverse one; this moving and entertaining autobiography celebrates the remarkable life of a sporting legend.

Gossy The Autobiography

Author : Jeremy Goss
ISBN : 9781445619125
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The official autobiography of the famous ex-Canary and Welsh international, Jeremy Goss.

Big Boys Don T Cry

Author : Willie McCarney
ISBN : 9781784628369
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Big Boys Don’t Cry records how Willie McCarney played the hand he was dealt. Experiencing the deep trauma of his mother’s death at an early age, he recounts how he also experienced freedom, success and responsibility as a child, learning how to deal with it all to become the master of his own destiny.

Julianna And The Autobiography Of Pain

Author : Judith A. Helmker
ISBN : 9781479725533
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ruby The Autobiography

Author : Ruby Walsh
ISBN : 9781409115335
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Autobiography of champion jockey and much-loved sports personality Ruby Walsh. A much-loved sports personality throughout Ireland and Great Britain, Ruby has had a career of outstanding success, which includes having won all four of the home Grand Nationals. This new edition brings his story right up-to-date to include all of the races over the busy Christmas period as well as last year's astonishing triumph against the odds. With many doubting that he could be race-fit following a broken leg in November 2010, Ruby competed at Cheltenham Festival in March 2011 and won five races, finishing as the leading jockey. Ruby also talks openly about the three key working relationships in his life - with Paul Nicholls, Willie Mullins and his father, the legendary Ted Walsh - as well as laying bare the relationship that exists between him and jockey Tony McCoy - both great friends and professional rivals. With his intimate knowledge of the two greatest horses of our time, he also provides valuable insight into what it is like to ride Kauto Star and Denman. Ruby charts the rise of an immensely talented and unstoppable force in the world of sport.

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