This book, first published in 1844, contains accounts of the author's most memorable fox hunts in east Sussex. With detailed descriptions and entertaining episodes, these anecdotes will appeal to field sport enthusiasts and those with an interest in historical hunting expeditions. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. This volume is being republished now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of fox hunting.
Shane Carthy writes frankly and eloquently about his journey over the last five years. He details, without overdramatising, the downward spiral which, days after producing a man-of-the-match display in Dublin's 2014 Leinster under-21 final win over Meath, saw him wake up in St Patrick's Mental Hospital.
Carthy also explains what ultimately brought him back to where he is now, discovering a path where life is worth living. He hopes that through his words and actions he can show people that there is a way out of the suffering they may be experiencing and the path, although difficult, is worth travelling.
Play Better Squash is the ideal book for everyone who plays, or wants to play, squash. How to play the strokes ... where to place the ball ... tactics and practice ... court behaviour ... fitness and training ... marking and refereeing. With helpful diagrams throughout, this instructional guide also contains the complete rules of squash and profiles on some of the greatest players and what makes them winners. Now completely revised and updated,
Play Better Squash is an invaluable coach, guide and reference for every squash enthusiast, whether inexperienced beginner or accomplished player. Author John Beddington is an international sports and sponsorship management expert specialising in racket sports. 'It is a most excellent and comprehensive summation of the essentials of squash' Jonah Barrington, winner of the British Open title six times between 1967 and 1973
"Oh, the game was very different in my day from what it's like today. I don't mean just that the fences were further back and the ball was deader and things like that. I mean it was more fun to play ball then."—Davy Jones
First published in 1966, The Glory of Their Times is a universally hailed classic. It's a delightfully evocative work full of fascinating characters and wonderful anecdotes about immortals like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, and many others.
This is also the story of author Lawrence S. Ritter's six year quest to find the heroes of a bygone era. He interviewed more than two dozen players from the turn of the century and the decades shortly thereafter, including many now in the Baseball Hall of Fame, then let them tell their own stories, in their own words. The scorecard includes Rube Marquard, Chief Meyers, Goose Goslin, Smoky Joe Wood, Wahoo Sam Crawford, and many more. This new audio compilation of the original interviews is great news for baseball fans and anyone who loves old-time tales of America's national pastime.
Through visiting the game’s players and veterans of all ages and skill levels, a writer chronicles the state of baseball in the summer of 1976. For one full baseball season in 1976, Roger Kahn returned to his favorite sport to see how it was doing and find out whether it still had the same old magic. His search led him from small college teams in rural Arkansas, whose every member hopes to make the Majors, to Houston for a look at the financial disaster of the Astros and the Astrodome, and to Los Angeles to explore the modern miracle of Walter O’Malley’s Dodgers. It brought him interviews with old friends like restaurateur Stan Musial, boat salesman Early Wynn, and the courageous baseball maverick Bill Veeck, now owner of the Chicago White Sox. He was able to observe a superb New England Class A team that plays to empty stands because of TV, and the phenomenon of baseball enthusiasm on Roberto Clemente’s Caribbean island. Finally, it gave him the chance to get to know the incomparable Johnny Bench and to spend part of the 1976 Yankees-Reds World Series in the company of the Series’ most valuable player. More than a book about baseball, A Season in the Sun, like Kahn’s classic The Boys of Summer, is a warm and affectionate evocation of small-town and big-city America.Praise for Roger Kahn “He can epitomize a player with a single swing of the pen.”—TimeMagazine “Kahn is the best baseball writer in the business.”—Stephen Jay Gould, New York Review of Books “Kahn has the almost unfair gift of easy, graceful writing.”—Boston Herald
FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RONALDO AND NEYMAR.
Prolific, cool-headed and unerringly consistent, Lionel Messi is one of the most revered footballers in history.
But did you know that his transfer to Barcelona was first agreed on a paper napkin?
Or that an x-ray of his hand was to thank for identifying his growth hormone deficiency?
And do you know why he refused to collect his first ever Champions League winner's medal?
Find out all this and more in Luca Caioli's classic portrait of a footballing icon, featuring exclusive interviews with those who know him best and even Messi himself.
If you enjoy walks in the countryside, Scotland should be on your list of places to visit, and you should bring this book as your guide. Anyone who has ever visited Scotland will mention the Highlands with its rolling hills and unspoiled landscape, and this book will guide you along some of the best routes the area has to offer. The routes are graded according to difficulty so walkers can easily choose a suitable route from the 50 included in the book. Put on your hiking shoes, and head for the hills with 50 Classic Routes on Scottish Mountains.
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