Second Innings

My Sporting Life

Author: Andrew Flintoff

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473616565

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 370

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 Then there is 'Andrew' - reflective, withdrawn and uncertain.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.

12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641239842

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 9871

Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

Die Magie des Spiels

Und was du brauchst, um deine Träume zu verwirklichen

Author: Mesut Özil

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732540847

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 3375

Mesut Özil ist Fußballweltmeister, Landesmeister, Pokalsieger - und der teuerste deutsche Spieler, der je transferiert wurde. Dass der schmächtige Junge, dessen Familie aus der Türkei stammt, einmal deutscher Leistungs- und Sympathieträger werden sollte, war nicht vorherzusehen. Ungewohnt offen erzählt Mesut Özil in seinem Buch, wie er zu dem geworden ist, der er ist, was für Eigenschaften man braucht, um ganz nach oben zu kommen - und wie wichtig es ist, seine Träume zu Zielen zu machen, an deren Erreichung man mit Leidenschaft arbeitet.

Dispatches from the Sporting Life

Author: Mordecai Richler

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307371018

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 976

The first book to be set in the new Richler typeface, commissioned by Random House of Canada Limited and Jack Rabinovitch in memory of Mordecai. Mordecai Richler’s final book pays homage to his personal heroes and celebrates a writer’s love of sport with his trademark irascibility, humour and acuity. Even while writing his bestselling novels, Mordecai Richler nurtured his obsession with sports, writing brilliantly on ice hockey, baseball, salmon fishing, bodybuilding, and wrestling for such publications as GQ, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Inside Sports, Commentary, and The New York Review of Books. Mordecai himself chose the pieces to include in Dispatches from the Sporting Life, and together they give us an intimate portrait of a man who admired the players and prized the struggle of sport -- as much as he enjoyed skewering those who made a mockery of its principles. His encounters with Pete Rose, Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe (“Mr. Elbows…the big guy with the ginger-ale bottle shoulders”) are by turns bizarre, moving and uproarious. Richler travelled with Guy LaFleur’s Montreal Canadiens (“Les Canadiens sont là!”), but also with the “far-from-incomparable” Trail Smoke Eaters to Stockholm for the world hockey championships, where Canadians are “widely known, and widely disliked.” There are wonderful pieces here about Ring Lardner, George Plimpton, Hank Greenberg and lady umpires, and a marvellous essay on his unlimited enthusiasm for the all-inclusive Encyclopedia of Jews in Sports, which includes among its champions Sandy Koufax, “who may well be the greatest pitcher of all time, regardless of race, colour or creed,” as well as one Steve Allan Hertz, an infielder who played five total games in Houston in 1964 and had a batting average of .000. From the Hardcover edition.

Head On - Ian Botham: The Autobiography

Author: Ian Botham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407028197

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 526

Voted the greatest English cricketer of the 20th century by the fans, Sir Ian Botham is the English game's one true living legend and his story both on and off the pitch reads like a Boy's Own rollercoaster ride. Born with a natural genius for cricket, Botham began breaking records with bat and ball from a young age and soon became the man English cricket expected most from. After a troubled period as England's captain, Botham rose once again to become a national hero with his display in the Miracle Ashes of 1981. But, with his confrontational nature and wild streak, he began regularly making the wrong kind of headlines. With accusations of drink and drugs, affairs and ball-tampering, he became hounded by the tabloid pack, never sure whether they wanted him to triumph or implode. Now a Knight and just as famous for his tireless charity work, Beefy gives us the definitive story of his never-dull life and times in his own no-nonsense words.

Calling the Shots (ebook)

Author: Michael Vaughan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444756036

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 4375

CALLING THE SHOTS covers the two year period from the time Michael Vaughan took over as England captain. This book concentrates on leadership, with Michael describing his approach to captaincy, his aims and thoughts about the various Test series, as well as his decision making and man management strategies. The book reads as a lively and entertaining narrative, whilst maintaining its informative role during the most successful period for England cricket during the past 25 years. CALLING THE SHOTS also takes us through the electrifying 2005 Ashes series. Michael Vaughan describes his hugely successful approach that led to triumph over the formidable Australian team, and how it felt to be part of one of the greatest series ever.

This Sporting Life

Author: Emilie Buchwald,Ruth Roston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 173

View: 2478

An unusual collection of 100 poems by 72 American poets whose subjects are a great variety of sports.

Mein Leben

Author: David Beckham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442362653

Category:

Page: 511

View: 4763

Great Australian Sporting Moments

Author: Michael Roberts,Michael Tormey

Publisher: The Miegunyah Press

ISBN: 0522855474

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 297

View: 8611

"This is a fully illustrated book highlighting some memorable moments in Australian sporting history."--Provided by publisher.

My Turf

Horses, Boxers, Blood Money, and the Sporting Life

Author: William Nack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 376

View: 8437

The author's thrilling, hard-hitting sports journalism is collected in an anthology that includes everything from profiles to investigative pieces, revealing the genius of one of Sports Illustrated star writers. 30,000 first printing.

Bevor du gehst

Roman

Author: James Preller

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364110372X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4702

Wenn ein Augenblick alles verändert ... Es ist Judes letzter Sommer auf der Highschool. Der Sommer, in dem sein Leben richtig anfangen soll. Und das tut es auch: Er trifft sich mit seinen Freunden, hat seinen ersten Ferienjob und dort lernt er Becka kennen, das schönste Mädchen, das er jemals gesehen hat. Als das Unglaubliche passiert und Becka sich in Jude verliebt, könnte er nicht glücklicher sein. Doch dann kommt der Abend, an dem alles anders wird: Ein schrecklicher Autounfall reißt einen geliebten Menschen aus Judes Leben und alles, was ihm wichtig war, verliert mit einem Mal an Bedeutung ...

The History of Sport in Britain, 1880-1914: The varieties of sport

Author: Martin Polley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415231374

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 5

View: 8647

This five volume set is a comprehensive collection of primary sources on sports in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. At the beginning of the period few sports were regulated, but by the outbreak of the First World War organized sports had become an integral part of British cultural, social and economic life. Specialist Martin Polley has collected articles from a wide range of journals including "Blackwood's Magazine,"" Nineteenth Century," "Fortnightly Review" and "Contemporary Review," all of which reveal changing middle-class attitudes to sports. The five volumes cover the varieties of sports being promoted, sports and education, commercial and financial aspects, sports and animals and the globalization of sports through empire.

Calling the Shots

My Story as England Captain

Author: Michael Vaughan,Martin Hardy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780340896303

Category: Cricket

Page: 272

View: 5135

CALLING THE SHOTS covers the two year period from the time Michael Vaughan took over as England captain. This book concentrates on leadership, with Michael describing his approach to captaincy, his aims and thoughts about the various Test series, as well as his decision making and man management strategies. The book reads as a lively and entertaining narrative, whilst maintaining its informative role during the most successful period for England cricket during the past 25 years. CALLING THE SHOTS also takes us through the electrifying 2005 Ashes series. Michael Vaughan describes his hugely successful approach that led to triumph over the formidable Australian team, and how it felt to be part of one of the greatest series ever.

Eine Lüge ist nicht genug

Author: Alan Gratz

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838708601

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2414

Das Leben endet tödlich, auch für reiche Industrielle. Das Leben geht weiter, auch für die Witwe des Firmenchefs der Papierfabrik. Das Leben ist ein abgekartetes Spiel, findet Hamilton, den die Hochzeit seiner Mutter mit dem Bruder seines Vaters anwidert. Das Leben auf dem Planeten ist in Gefahr, findet die Umweltaktivistin Olivia, wenn niemand etwas dagegen unternimmt, dass die Abwässer der Papierfabrik weiterhin den Copenhagen River verseuchen. Das Leben will gelebt werden, rät Horatio seinem Freund Hamilton. Es ist was faul in dieser US-amerikanischen Kleinstadt, deren Einwohner von der Papierfabrik Elsinore Papers abhängig sind. Die vermeintliche Alternative ”Arbeitsplatzabbau oder Ökologie“ stimmt nicht mehr. Auf Dauer wird das Unternehmen nur überleben können, wenn es umweltverträglich produziert. Und auf Dauer wird das Leben nur dann wieder lebenswert, wenn sich eine böse große Frage beantworten lässt: Ist der alte Firmenchef Rex Prince ermordet worden, und wenn ja, wer steckt dahinter?

Vom Schnee und von der Liebe

Roman

Author: Helen Dunmore

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 9783404158560

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 1727

Finnland 1901: Eeva, Waise und Tochter eines ehemaligen Revolutionärs, kommt aus dem Waisenhaus in den Haushalt eines Landarztes, der in einem kleinen Dorf in der Nähe von Helsinki lebt.Die Anwesenheit des jungen Mädchens ist für den 46jährigen Witwer, der ein unglückliche Ehe führte und sich nach dem Tod seiner Frau völlig zurückgezogen hat, verstörend und inspirierend zugleich. Wie der Frühling die Schneeschmelze beginnen lässt, so erwacht auch das Herz des verschlossenen Mannes aus der Winterstarre.Als Eeva in Helsinki einen Jugendfreund wiedertrifft, der sich den Zielen der Oktoberrevolution verschrieben hat, gerät sie in eine Welt der Gefahr ...