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Now, fifty years on, Sir Bobby looks back on the most glorious moment of his life and England's greatest sporting achievement. how a life fully lived can come back to one single instance, one day when a man stands side-by-side with his best friends united in a single aim, in front of a watching nation.
John Cleese, Christopher Lee and Michael Parkinson share their passion for cricket with the great broadcaster, Brian Johnston.
For the first time ever, Eastern and Western Bird Song audio guides from the famed team of Donald and Lillian Stokes will be available in one comprehensive box set with new premium packaging
David Attenborough is one of the most influential, admired and best-liked figures in television. Elegantly told and often very funny, his story includes how he introduced colour television to Britain, and the background to his epic series, such as Life on Earth and Life in Cold Blood.
Taking as his starting point the various stages of a conjuring trick he's performing in a crowded restaurant, Derren's endlessly engaging narrative wanders through subjects from all points of the compass, from the history of magic and the fundamentals of psychology to the joys of internet shopping and the proper use of Parmesan cheese.
Naturalization: mutually beneficial for environmental protection and cost savings. Outlining the proper use of naturalization techniques, this title gives landscape professionals an alternative to intensive management approaches - ensuring a greater degree of environmental protection, while reducing various maintenance costs.
This double CD contains the voices of approximately 190 species of owls, representing about 90 percent of the world's species and including many for the first time. It has been produced to accompany "Owls: A Guide to Owls of the World" by Claus Konig, Friedhelm Weick and Jan-Hendrick Becking.
From the 1940s we hear about Bradman's last test, from the 50s Compton's highest Test Score, from the 60s Trueman's 300th Test wicket and Boycott's first ton, and then the 70s with Arlott's `freaker' (the Lord's streaker) and finally John's last commentary at the Lord's centenary Test in 1980.
Most of us can tell the difference between a Blue Tit and a Blackbird or a Robin and a Wren, but what happens if you close your eyes - can you still tell which bird is which simply by listening to their song?
Brian Johnston, known to everyone as Johnners, was as well known for his on-air gaffes as for his Test Match Special commentaries. More giggles from the archives include Johnners' notorious Ashes comedy song, his appearances on Quote, Unquote and Trivia Test Match, plus Fawlty Towers insights from John Cleese.
This is a guide to all British birds whose sounds are likely to be encountered by the average birdwatcher. A total of 175 species are heard. English names are announced before each recording. As far as possible background species sounds are identified to prevent confusion.
Mads Timm var 15 år, da de ringede fra Manchester United. Han var 17, da han fik debut i Champions League. Han trænede med Roy Keane og talte om smykker med Ronaldo. Men Mads Timm var ikke glad. Han blev ked af tilværelsen som professionel, og han blev træt af at spille fodbold.RØD DJÆVEL er en uortodoks sportsbiografi om den største fodboldstjerne, Danmark aldrig fik. Om en rødhåret dreng fra Odense, der blev håndplukket af Alex Ferguson til en fremtid i Manchester United. Om verdens største klub oplevet indefra, oppefra og ned. Om det dekadente liv som ung fodboldmillionær, i frit fald mellem småforbrydere og escortpiger. Om at ramme bunden i et ungdomsfængsel. Og om vejen hjem, til superligaen og landsholdet, hvor det gik op for Mads Timm, at noget er råddent på fodboldens førsteklasse.
I denne selvbiografi fortæller Tom Kristensen for første gang om sit liv med udgangspunkt i det racerløb, som har gjort ham til en ikonisk sportsmand herhjemme og i udlandet: 24 timers løbet på Le Mans. 18 gange stillede han til start og satte rekord med ni sejre, før han indstillede sin karriere i 2014. Han skildrer, hvordan han siden barnsben har brændt lidenskabeligt for racerløb og jagtet respekt og anerkendelse. Hvordan han har kæmpet, fejlet og sejret. Og hvordan kynisme og ekstreme krav er en del af gamet. Undervejs fandt han sin egen opskrift på succes gennem vedholdenhed, samarbejde og ledelse. Bogen indeholder barske beretninger om de personlige omkostninger ved at stræbe efter perfektion, om at miste – og om at ’strejfe’ døden undervejs. Rigt illustreret med billeder fra hans karriere og liv uden for racerbilen.
"Jeg sidder og tænker over cykelsportens fascinationskraft, hvorfor den nomadiske flok, der taler med benene, går i hjertekulen på mig. Cykelsport er noget så usædvanligt som en holdsport for enere. Sporten er for excentrikere og afvigere. Hvert løb skaber én vinder og hundredevis af tabere... Cykelsport er en ulykkelig, ubesvaret forelskelse, løb efter løb, sæson efter sæson. Det er de håbløse romantikeres klub."Det er dén fascination, Daniel Dencik skriver om i bogen Sportshjerte.
I denne prisbelønnede biografi går den kendte journalist og forfatter Guillem Balague helt tæt på den portugisiske superstjerne og fortæller den fantastiske, men også brogede historie om, hvordan han blev til den, han er. Du kender billedet af den perfekte Ronaldo, og du tror, du kender hans historie. Men det gør du ikke, før du har læst denne bog.
Before the team headed to Los Angeles in 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers were one of the most colorful and beloved teams in baseball. Even today, they remain ingrained in the fabric of our national pastime. In Bums, bestselling author Peter Golenbock has compiled a fascinating oral history of the Ebbets Field heroes with recollections from former players, writers, front-office executives, and faithful fans. Dodgers' legends such as Pee Wee Reese, Leo Durocher, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, Ralph Branca, and many others recall the ups and downs of that unforgettable ball club in their own words. Brooklyn fans and other baseball enthusiasts will savor these warmly nostalgic accounts, which range from reminiscences of the magic of Ebbets Field to tales of Jackie Robinson's historic debut (the Shot Heard 'Round the World), the triumphant 1955 season, and the ultimate betrayal by Walter O'Malley.
This gripping account of courage, achievement, and heartbreaking loss tells the story of Bonington's Boys, a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest's first ascent. The boyish, fanatically driven Chris Bonington's inner circle included a dozen of the most renowned climbers, who took increasingly terrible risks on now legendary expeditions to the world's most fearsome peaks, and paid an enormous price. Most of them died in the mountains, leaving behind the hardest question of all: was it worth it? Based on interviews with surviving climbers and others, as well as five decades of journals, expedition accounts, and letters, The Boys of Everest provides the closest thing to an answer that we will ever have. It offers riveting descriptions of what Bonington's Boys found in the mountains, as well as an understanding of what they lost there.
"e;It's our game...America's game: it has the snap, go, fling of the American atmosphere-belongs as much to our institutions, fits into them as significantly as our Constitution's laws, [and] is just as important in the sum total of our historic life."e;-Walt Whitman on baseball Is the face of American baseball throughout the world that of goodwill ambassador or ugly American? Has baseball crafted its own image or instead been at the mercy of broader forces shaping our society and the globe? The Empire Strikes Out gives us the sweeping story of how baseball and America are intertwined in the export of "e;the American way."e; From the Civil War to George W. Bush and the Iraq War, we see baseball's role in developing the American empire, first at home and then beyond our shores. And from Albert Spalding and baseball's first World Tour to Bud Selig and the World Baseball Classic, we witness the globalization of America's national pastime and baseball's role in spreading the American dream. Besides describing baseball's frequent and often surprising connections to America's presence around the world, Elias assesses the effects of this relationship both on our foreign policies and on the sport itself and asks whether baseball can play a positive role or only reinforce America's dominance around the globe. Like Franklin Foer in How Soccer Explains the World, Elias is driven by compelling stories, unusual events, and unique individuals. His seamless integration of original research and compelling analysis makes this a baseball book that's about more than just sports. Mixing sharp political analysis and compelling lore, this is an eye-opening look at baseball's relationship to the American empire, from the revolutionary era to the present.
This entertaining history blends anecdote, incident, and analysis as it chronicles the story of our national pastime. Alexander covers the advent of the first professional baseball leagues, the game's surge in the early twentieth century, the Golden Twenties and the Gray Thirties, the breaking of the color line in the late forties, and the game's expansion to its current status as a premier team sport. He describes changing playing styles and outstanding teams and personalities but also demonstrates the many connections between baseball-as game, sport, and business-and the evolution of tastes, values, and institutions in the United States.
The Dodgers-Giants rivalry is the longest-standing rivalry in baseball history-a feud that began in the late nineteenth century when both clubs were based in New York City. Then, on October 3, 1951, Bobby Thomson's "e;shot heard around the world"e; ended their pennant race-one of the most dramatic ever. Interviews, contemporary newspaper articles, and memoirs of participants are used to describe the intense rivalry and provide a day-by-day look at the Giants' pennant run, including a fascinating examination of the strategy of the final game.
Denali's Howl is the white-knuckle account of one of the most deadly climbing disasters of all time. In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska's Mount McKinley-known to the locals as Denali-one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived. Journalist Andy Hall, son of the park superintendent at the time, investigates the tragedy. He spent years tracking down survivors, lost documents, and recordings of radio communications. In Denali's Howl, Hall reveals the full story of an expedition facing conditions conclusively established here for the first time: at an elevation of nearly twenty thousand feet, these young men endured an "e;arctic superblizzard,"e; with howling winds of up to three hundred miles an hour and wind chill that freezes flesh solid in minutes. All this was without the high-tech gear and equipment climbers use today. As well as the story of the men caught inside the storm, Denali's Howl is the story of those caught outside it trying to save them-Hall's father among them. The book gives readers a detailed look at the culture of climbing then and now and raises uncomfortable questions about each player in this tragedy. Was enough done to rescue the climbers, or were their fates sealed when they ascended into the path of this unprecedented storm?
New York Times bestselling, award-winning historian S.C. Gwynne tells the incredible story of how Hal Mumme and Mike Leachtwo unknown coaches who revolutionized American football in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000schanged the way the game is played at every level, from high school to the NFL.Hal Mumme is one of a handful of authentic offensive geniuses in the history of American football. In 2015 ESPN Magazine, the nations leading sports magazine, called him the single most influential football coach in the last quarter century. Mumme spent fourteen mostly losing seasons coaching football before inventing a potent passing offense strategy that would revolutionize the game. That transformation began at a tiny college called Iowa Wesleyan, where Mumme was head coach and Mike Leach his assistant. It was there that Mumme invented the purest and most extreme passing game in the 145-year history of football, where his quarterback once completed 61 of 86 passes (both national records). His teams played blazingly fastfaster than any team ever had before. They rarely punted on a fourth down, and routinely beat teams with ten or twenty times Iowa Wesleyans students. Mumme did it all with average athletes and without even a playbook. In The Perfect Pass, S.C. Gwynne explores Mummes genius and the stunning performance of his teams, as well as his leading role in changing football from a run-dominated sport to a pass-dominated sport. He also shares the history of a moment in American football when the game changed fundamentally and transformed itself into what tens of millions of Americans now watch on television every weekend. Whether youre a casual or ravenous football fan, this is a truly compelling story of American ingenuity, innovation, and how a set of revolutionary ideas made their way into the mainstream of sports culture that we celebrate today.