Named by The New York Times as "a knowing, respectful and caring look at heartland America" and containing a new foreword by legendary player Bob Plump, this is a book every basketball lover should own. The best of Phillip Hoose's classic writings are included here with a fresh look on Indiana's favorite and most beloved sport. A new edition of a well-known Indiana classic, Hoosiers profiles some of the world's most famous basketball players and coaches—Larry Bird, Bobby Plump, Damon Bailey, Steve Alford, Stephanie White, and Bob Knight among them—along with Indiana towns, schools, and programs. The ultimate book for the diehard fan, Hoosiers: The Fabulous Basketball Life of Indiana explores Hoosier hysteria in all its glory.
Arnold Palmer taught world-class pro golf instructor Brad Brewer how to play golf. But that was just the beginning. For more than 30 years, Palmer taught Brad how to live. As a businessman, a father, a celebrity, a philanthropist, and a friend, Palmer showed those around him that true success has nothing to do with the final score - and everything to do with how you play the game.
In Arnold Palmer's Success Lessons, Brad shares the life-changing truths he learned from the King of Golf throughout three decades of knowing Palmer as a business partner, employer, and mentor. In short but powerful chapters, Brad passes on Palmer's secrets such as:
Why you always need to play for the love of the game
What your starting point tells you about your destination
How to capitalize on past success
The attitude of a true champion
Why golf is like all the best things in life - it's more complicated than it looks
Taking us from Palmer's childhood to his last years back in his own hometown, Brad introduces us to the Arnold Palmer behind the trophies, the celebrity, and the fame. This was the man who changed lives simply by living well, a man loved and respected not only for what he did but for who he was.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE TELEGRAPH SPORTS ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019
'A delightful book ... [and] a valuable resource' -
International Football Kits (True Colours) charts the evolving football strip design of the world's leading national football teams, from 1966 to the present day.
Guaranteed to bring back memories of your favourite team's kits and help you discover new ones, this groundbreaking book features strips that made it to the greatest stage in football – the FIFA World Cup – as well as rare designs that were never worn.
John Devlin, the authority on football kits, analyses and evaluates the home, away and third kit designs of the top football-playing nations, detailing when the strip was worn, who wore it and the important matches in which it featured.
This carefully curated collection features more than 1,300 never-before-published artworks, and describes the changing styles, varied manufacturers and remarkable controversies of international football fashion over the last 50 years.
On 28th April 1789 a small and unremarkable merchant vessel became one of the most famous ships in maritime history. HMS Bounty was under the command of 34-year-old Lieutenant William Bligh, an inexperienced commander who lacked the respect of a crew attracted to the promise of an easy life in a Tahitian paradise.
Fletcher Christian led half the crew in mutiny against Bligh and after overpowering all resistance, they cast their deposed captain adrift along with those still loyal to him. Luckily for Bligh, his skills as a navigator were better than his skills as a captain and he managed to sail the 23ft boat 3,618 nautical miles to Timor in the Dutch East Indies with no chart or compass, and only a quadrant and a pocket watch for navigation. On returning to England he reported what had happened, and the Royal Navy hunted down and captured most of the mutineers.
However, this is only half the story – William Bligh's version. The captured mutineers went on trial and their testimonies give a much less heroic portrait of their former captain, accusing him of unduly harsh treatment. Fletcher Christian's older brother Edward, a judge, oversaw a more balanced account of the mutiny. Of the mutineers who returned to England, only three were hanged; four were acquitted and three pardoned.
This book gives the fullest version of the mutiny, allowing Bligh's account to sit alongside those of his detractors. The discrepancies are fascinating, and allow us to make up our own minds about this infamous mutiny.
Also includes an exclusive Foreword by former World Sailor of the Year Pete Goss, who offers a unique perspective on the trials and tribulations of the Bounty's crew, whether castaway or mutineer.
Hope Powell was a skinny little black girl from South London who only ever wanted to play football. Brought up in a violent home, she was actively discouraged from playing. The original Bend It Like Beckham girl, this is the amazing story of how a kid from a Greenwich housing estate became one of the most influential women in world football.
A revered international footballer and then, for fifteen years, manager of England, Hope Powell will forever be the face of English women's football. She took the national game from amateurism to top-flight performance – and dedicated herself to opening up the sport to hundreds of thousands of girls and young women at the grassroots level.
A black, gay woman who's been a relentless pioneer for equal rights, the story of her battles against authority are an object lesson in how determination and bravery can make a lasting change.
Do you yearn for an adventure in the great outdoors?
Does camping and hiking appeal to you?
Do you need some good advice before you start?
The lure of fresh air, beautiful scenery and sparsely populated expanses is something that is hard to resist. Add to that the fun exercise we get from outdoor pursuits and it all goes towards being a great day out or weekend away.
If you fancy taking up any outdoor activity then it’s always best to be prepared and with Outdoor Activities: The Ultimate Guide for An Outdoor Adventure, from Camping to Hiking and Backpacking you can be ready for anything with chapters that include:
- Types of outdoor adventures
- Tips and secrets to enjoying outdoor adventures
- The best strategies to perfect outdoor adventures
- Secrets for a successful adventure
- Characteristics of a good outdoor adventure
- Soft skills for outdoor enjoyment
- Hard skills required for outdoor adventure
- How to improve the outdoor skills
Whatever you choose to do and whatever level of skill you have, Outdoor Activities is a book that will help you be better prepared than ever before and ready to face any challenge you meet.
Get a copy and get ready for you outdoor adventure now!
It happens every spring. Yankees pitching great Ron Guidry arrives at the Tampa airport to pick up Hall of Fame catcher and national treasure Yogi Berra. Guidry drives him to the ballpark. They watch the young players. They talk shop. They eat dinner together and tease each other mercilessly. They trade stories about the greats they have met along the way. And the next day they do the same thing all over again.
As every former ballplayer can appreciate, in that routine, every spring, there emerges a certain magic.
Driving Mr. Yogi is the story of how a unique friendship between a pitcher and catcher is renewed every year. It began in 1999, when Berra was reunited with the Yankees after a long self-exile, the result of being unceremoniously fired by George Steinbrenner fourteen years before. A reconciliation between Berra and the Boss meant that Berra would attend spring training again. Guidry befriended "Mr. Yogi" instantly. After all, Berra had been a mentor in the clubhouse back when Guidry was pitching for the Yankees. Guidry knew the young players would benefit greatly from Mr. Yogi's encyclopedic knowledge of the game, just as Guidry had during his playing days. So he encouraged him to share his insights. Soon, an offhand batting tip from Mr. Yogi turned Nick Swisher's season around. Stories about handling a hitter like Ted Williams or catching Don Larsen's perfect game captured the players' imagination. And in Yogi, Guidry found not just an elder companion or source of amusement-he found a best friend.
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