Time to Talk
More interested in basketball than cricket when growing up in Antigua, Curtly Ambrose quickly rose through the ranks when he started to take the game seriously, establishing himself as the world’s leading fast bowler in the 1990s. His biography charts his meteoric rise and achievements in international cricket and reveals his opinions on the game, on his teammates and on Caribbean and sporting politics.
The Lost World of Football Programmes
Charting changing graphic styles and printing fashions from the 1960s to the 1990s, this celebration of football programmes is organized alphabetically and includes examples from most English Football League clubs and the leading Scottish teams. Demonstrating the idiosyncratic styles of each club as well as common themes such as aerial shots of the stadium on the cover, the collection also explores themes such as ‘Manager’s Notes’ and ‘At Home With…’.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Paul Nixon is among the most eccentric cricketers to play for England, Leicestershire or Kent. With forewords from Steve Waugh and Viv Richards, this frank, humorous account of his career addresses issues such as family tragedy, sledging, match-fixing and his battle with mental demons.
A History in Ten Matches
From the flowering of Ferguson's Manchester United in the early 1990s to the last-gasp championship won by their now astronomically well-funded rivals, Manchester City, in 2012, this book charts the rise of the Premier League through ten milestone matches. Slightly off-mint.
The World Water Speed Record
The Fast and the Forgotten
The pursuit of the speed record on water has proved more difficult than the land equivalent, with several fatalities resulting from attempts and the current mark of 318 mph lasting for 40 years. Including the exploits of Donald and Malcolm Campbell, this history reviews the progress of the record and the vessels that pushed the boundaries, from the muscular speedboats of the 1920s to jet-powered craft such as Bluebird K7 and the 1978 record-breaker, Spirit of Australia.
The Game of My Life
After a successful playing career, Rob Andrew had a defining influence on the new professional era of English rugby, taking charge of the Newcastle Falcons from the mid 1990s, and then joining the RFU as Director of Elite Rugby from 2006. This reflection on his experiences focuses on his time as a coach and administrator and the ups and downs of the England team since his retirement from playing.
En Cyclo Pedia
Everything You Need to Know About Cycling, from the Essential to the Obscure
International bicycle culture is celebrated in this stylishly illustrated A–Z of facts and stories. Entries range from how Brooks’s upmarket saddles are made to performance-enhancing drugs and the colour of a race leader’s jersey (not always yellow).
His Untold Life from Berthierville to Zolder
A daring driving style and a tragic early death at the Belgian Grand Prix in 1982 have contributed to Gilles Villeneuve’s legendary status in Formula 1. Illustrated with photographs of the Ferrari star and his cars, on and off the track, this celebration of his career includes interviews with 48 leading figures in the sport, including Jody Scheckter, Bernie Ecclestone, Jochen Maas and Mario Andretti.
A Game of Two Halves
Famous Football Fans Meet Their Heroes
In this quirky collection of wide-ranging chats with famous football figures all the interviewers are celebrities: the pairs include Johnny Marr with Pep Guardiola, Clare Balding with Lucy Bronze, and John Bishop with Jürgen Klopp. With introductions by Raheem Sterling and Gary Lineker, the book was published to raise funds for the UN Refugee Agency.
Moeen Ali has been one of England’s most popular cricketers of recent years, with high points including wrapping up a 2017 test against South Africa with a hat-trick, and being named Player of the Series. This autobiography discusses his street cricket roots and his journey from county level to international scene, while also giving an extended insight into his family background and personal faith.
In the Steps of a Legend
WG Grace earned a reputation for gamesmanship through his cricketing career, and his competitive attitude and ability to make money from the game set a pattern for sporting stars of the modern era. This tribute takes the form of a pilgrimage to locations important in WG's life, from his home village of Downend, near Bristol, to tours of North America and Australia; final years playing for London County at Crystal Palace; and Lord's, where the Grace Gates commemorate his achievements. Off-mint.
Touched by Greatness
The Story of Tom Graveney, England's Much-Loved Cricketer
Tom Graveney’s Test career began alongside pre-war star Len Hutton in the early 1950s and ended with him batting with Geoffrey Boycott in 1969. This biography describes his county and international career, his later work as a commentator and President of the MCC, and recalls many notable incidents, such as his ban in 1969 for playing an exhibition match in the middle of a Test.
Memories and Mementoes from a Life Lived at Full Speed
Few sportsmen have generated the devoted following of racing driver Ayrton Senna and this celebration of his life and career features interviews with friends, family and colleagues from the racing fraternity. Included among the photographs and memorabilia, many presented as removable facsimile documents, are reproductions of his birth certificate, his 1981 British competition licence and personal calendar pages showing his busy schedule in 1988.
A Chequered Life
Graham Warner and the Chequered Flag
A behind-the-scenes look at motor racing in the 1960s and 1970s, this illustrated history tells the story of the influential team owner who competed in single seaters, sports cars and rallies and gave early drives to greats such as Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart.
Masters of Design
Great Courses of Colt, Mackenzie, Alison and Morrison
This golfing history explores the early game and the first courses built in Britain and America, before examining the careers and courses of four of the most celebrated architects from the 1920s and 1930s. Their designs include many of the best in Britain as well as famous tournament venues such as Augusta National, Sunningdale and Cypress Point, each of which is profiled and illustrated with archive and contemporary photographs.
Between the Lines
Although less lauded than some of the glamorous players around him, fellow pros and coaches acknowledged that Michael Carrick held a key role in Manchester United’s winning team in the last decade of Alex Ferguson’s reign. This autobiography reveals his thoughts about his time at West Ham, Spurs, United and England, and the players and managers he worked with including Harry Redknapp, Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham.
The Illustrated Story of Road Cycling
Most of the basic technology of the racing bike was in place by 1900 but, along with the fitness and tactics of riders, has been continually in development since. With over 130 specially commissioned illustrations, this stylish celebration of road cycling explores the evolution of the racing bicycle and associated kit as well as profiling the great races and the riders that have shaped the sport.
The Life of Arnold Palmer
With a string of victories in the 1960s, just as television was bringing golf to a wider audience, Arnold Palmer is credited with revolutionizing the game. This biography explores his playing career and the lasting legacy he built through decades as one of the game's leading ambassadors.
My Life and Times in Cricket
Chris Adams played a handful of Tests and One Day Internationals for England in 1989 and 1990 but it was on the county scene where he distinguished himself: as a leading run-scorer and championship-winning captain of Sussex in the 2000s. This autobiography reflects on his experiences in domestic and international cricket and his thoughts about coaching and captaincy.
Technologies That Changed Sporting History
Compiled by a leading figure in sports engineering, this analysis of sporting technology describes the historical development of equipment, from dimpled golf balls to spaghetti-strung tennis rackets and swimmers' bodysuits, and explores the latest innovations.
The Definitive Biography Volume 1, 1929–55
The iconic racing driver Stirling Moss has been called ‘the greatest driver never to win the World Championship, finishing second or third every year from 1955 to 1961, having become British champion at 21. Philip Porter, the motoring expert, was given access to his diaries for this first volume of his biography, which includes numerous photographs and concludes with Moss’s first F1 win and his extraordinary triumph in the epic Mille Miglia road race.
The School of Hard Knox
The Autobiography of Archie Knox
As assistant to Alex Ferguson, Archie Knox achieved an unprecedented run of success at Aberdeen and Manchester United before moving to Rangers and Everton. His autobiography includes training ground insights into some of the greatest players of the era such as Paul Gascoigne and Ryan Giggs.
Michael Parkinson saw George Best make his Manchester United debut in 1963 and over the next 40 years interviewed him many times, forging a close friendship. This tribute to the skilled but flawed footballer includes personal anecdotes as well as reflections on his talent for the game, his impact as the first footballer to become a media celebrity and the struggles with alcoholism that curtailed his career and led to an early death.
The Last Lama Warrior
The Secret Martial Art of Tibet
Originating with Tibetan warrior monks in the 15th century, the secrets of Sengueï Ngaro ('the lion's roar') were traditionally conveyed only in secrecy to a chosen few in the Kham region of Tibet. In this book the current guardian of the teaching explains the martial art, which combines bodily defence with advanced meditation, and describes its series of movements and techniques inspired by animal behaviour.
National Teams of the World
No less eye-catching than the famous yellow jerseys of Brazil are the team colours of less successful international teams such as Liberia, Malaysia or Aruba. This reference work illustrates the home and away colours of 223 footballing nations affiliated to FIFA, correct for the World Cup of 2018. Each entry also includes key facts about the team, such as top goalscorer and record in international tournaments.
A Graphic History of the World's Most Iconic Soccer Tactics
Including 4-4-2 and the eponymous total football, this history of the beautiful game’s tactics shows how the systems used on the field have defined the mindset, aesthetic quality and results of the greatest teams. Using infographics to explain each style, the book focuses on key matches and influential clubs to show how tactics have evolved from the defensive catenaccio to the short passes of tiki taka and from Cruyff to Guardiola.
The Lives and Times of Four Captains of England
The four England captains discussed in this history of post-war English football are Billy Wright, Bobby Moore, Gary Lineker and David Beckham. Each a world famous and long-serving skipper, they represent their times: from the hard-working Wright and the glamorous Moore, embodiment of the social mobility of the 1960s, to Lineker, the savvy exploiter of the new media age, and Beckham, the global celebrity.
A Golden Age of Cycling
A Gentleman's Adventure on Two Wheels, 1924–33
Born in 1879, Pope was a keen member of the Cyclists’ Touring Club at a time when relatively peaceful roads and improved bicycles made two-wheeled travel a popular recreation. For ten years he kept this meticulous, evocative diary of trips on his trusty Merlin machine – from weekend circuits near his Hammersmith home to summer tours as far afield as the Scottish Highlands and continental Europe.
James Braid and his 400 Golf Courses
James Braid (1870–1950), five times winner of the Open Championship, was also a prolific golf course architect, providing his services to more than 400 clubs. This catalogue celebrates Braid’s legacy, giving information on the courses that he designed or remodelled. It also features his 1905 essay ‘The Beginning of My Golf’ and an overview of his design principles, including the specification for an ideal course.
How to be a Cyclist
An A–Z Guide for the M.A.M.I.L
With entries on topics including Gears, Kit, Etiquette and Socks, this celebration of cycling mixes tips and insights from experienced cyclists with observations about the sport aimed at the ever-growing number of enthusiastic, middle-aged men in lycra.
Keegan and Dalglish
In 1977 Kenny Dalglish moved from Celtic to take over Kevin Keegan’s number 7 shirt at Liverpool, following the high-profile transfer of ‘Mighty Mouse’ to Hamburg. This biography explores contrasts and parallels between two brilliant careers as players and managers: Keegan was hailed the ‘Geordie messiah’ who revived Newcastle’s fortunes, while Dalglish won titles at Liverpool and, after the trauma of Hillsborough, at Blackburn.
British Tennis Legend
Until Andy Murray won Wimbledon, the previous British champion had been Fred Perry, who won three consecutive 1930s titles before turning professional and largely abandoning his homeland. From his working class roots in the North West, this book follows his experiences as a prickly upstart who struggled to find favour with the hidebound tennis establishment. However, following a successful business career, reconciliation came in 1984, when his Wimbledon statue was unveiled.
The Fabulous Baker Boys
The Greatest Strikers Scotland Never Had
Although they grew up and learned their football in Scotland, Joe and Gerry Baker represented the countries of their birth, earning caps for England and the United States respectively. This double biography follows their footballing careers at clubs including Hibernian, Arsenal and Torino in the 1950s and 1960s.
Wisden at the Oval
Since 1845 The Oval has played a vital role in cricket’s development, as the site of the first Test match in England, birthplace of the Ashes and backdrop to some of the sport’s greatest performances. This selection of articles illustrates how key moments beneath Kennington’s gasholders were reported in that other venerable cricket institution, Wisden’s Almanack. Forewords by former Surrey captains Micky and Alec Stewart.
The Jimmy Hill Story
As a revolutionary players' union rep, innovative manager and pioneering presenter and pundit, Jimmy Hill had a profound effect on football. This new edition of his autobiography, first published in 1998, contains an additional chapter reflecting on his remarkable career.
Heroes of 1960s Motorcycle Sport: Volume 3
Recalling the heyday of motorcycle trialling and motocross (then better known as scrambling), this book contains interviews and over 100 photographs of leading riders competing between the mid 1950s and early 1970s, when popular events at a variety of now-defunct British venues were regularly televised.
The Heroes and Hellraisers that Made Road Cycling
Despite tacks and broken glass spread on the road, fans attempting to impede competitors, and cyclists drafting behind cars, the inaugural Tour de France was won in 1903 by Maurice Garin, with his and the race's success helping to establish the popularity of the sport. This illustrated history of road cycling tells the story through key personalities, from the early two-wheel pioneers to legends such as Merckx and Hinault and the stars of today.
The Official History
The success of the Hibernian football club in Edinburgh prompted the formation of a similar team from among the Irish Catholic community in Glasgow in the 1880s. This history tells the story of the resulting club, Celtic, considering the religious and political issues that underlie its identity and describing its growth and fluctuating fortunes, both on and off the pitch.
A Reappraisal of English Cricket's Most Controversial Captain
This biography of one of England’s most controversial captains is based on interviews with Greig, his many colleagues and his rivals, and includes numerous photographs and statistics. The result is a balanced portrait of a brilliant cricketer whose legacy was tainted by the notorious ‘grovel’ and ‘Kamikaze’ comments and, arguably, by his role in enabling Kerry Packer’s WSC, which was a significant step toward today’s more commercialized sport.
Anatomy and 100 Stretching Exercises for Cycling
Cycling can be a physically demanding hobby, especially for the less young and flexible. This highly illustrated manual reveals the biomechanics of cycling through exploded views of the body demonstrating the muscles in action. The series of stretches and exercises show how fitness can be improved for cycling as well as how simple stretches performed while riding can reduce fatigue and discomfort. Off-mint.
Raise Your Game
How to Speak Fluent Sport
Specialist language is an intrinsic part of all sport, whether it is understanding an idiosyncratic scoring system or being able to correctly apply the terms peculiar to the technique or equipment of a game. Illustrated with more than 60 cartoons, this humorous look at the eccentricities of 50 popular sports explains how they are played and provides a lexicon of the terminology of each.
World Encyclopaedia of Racing Drivers
The Definitive Reference to the Lives and Achievements of 2,500 International Racing Drivers
Covering winners, losers, has-beens and hopefuls in a great range of races and championships, from Grand Prix to stock car racing, this is the definitive reference to the lives and achievements of some 2,500 international racing drivers. Arranged alphabetically, from Rauno Aaltonen (a rare cross-over from rallying to racing) to the 2005 Formula Atlantic winner, Charles Zwolsman Jr, the Encyclopaedia lists each driver’s principal race wins and gives a concise account of his or her life and career. Slipcased.
Fighting Men of London
Voices from Inside the Ropes
Based on a series of interviews with once-celebrated local heroes, this boxing history describes a time, from the 1930s to ’50s, when fighters were as popular as footballers but purses were small and venues dilapidated. The featured London boxers include Sid Nathan, Ted Berry and Sammy McCarthy.
The Marvellous Life of Learie Constantine
Born in rural Trinidad in 1901 Learie Constantine was a dynamic all-rounder who helped to define the exuberant, aggressive style of West Indian cricket in the 1930s and was one of the first black cricketers to play in the English leagues. This biography tells the story of his remarkable achievements which, in later life, saw him winning a landmark discrimination case in London, qualifying as a barrister and becoming a politician, statesman and peer.
The Lives and Times of Four Captains of England
The four England captains discussed in this history of post-war English football are Billy Wright, Bobby Moore, Gary Lineker and David Beckham. Each a world famous and long-serving skipper, they represent their times: from the hard-working Wright and the glamorous Moore, embodiment of the social mobility of the 1960s, to Lineker, the savvy exploiter of the new media age, and Beckham, the global celebrity. Slightly off-mint.
Owners' Workshop Manual 1973 Onwards (All Marks)
When James Hunt drove an M23 to victory in the 1976 World Championship, the car was already a veteran of Formula 1, having been a championship winner for Emerson Fittipaldi. The racing history in this guide is accompanied by a technical breakdown of the car, including revisions and modifications over its long racing career, reminiscences of McLaren team members and drivers, and insights into owning and running examples today.
A Brief History of the Martial Arts
East Asian Fighting Styles, from Kung Fu to Ninjutsu
Many of the martial arts of East Asia claim a history dating back thousands of years; this introduction to the subject traces the evidence to the Middle Ages and unravels the legends that claim a more ancient provenance.
Once the all-conquering bad boy of tennis, John McEnroe is increasingly better known for his insightful commentaries and opinions on the game. In this memoir he reflects on his playing years but also on his life since, developing new careers in broadcasting and art dealing, and bringing up a large family. Still competing in senior tournaments and recently coach to Milos Raonic, he also has plenty to say on the state of modern tennis.
The Pursuit of Victory 1963–1972
In the 1960s, motor racing fans could gain entry to the paddock at any event, and the relatively primitive facilities and relaxed attitude of the teams made it possible to get close to both the cars and their drivers. This photographic memoir of a golden age of the sport comprises over 400 previously unpublished images from a private archive, recording the cars, drivers, teams and action at Formula 1, 2 and 3, sports car, GT and saloon races.
The Times on the Ashes
Covering Sport's Greatest Rivalry from 1877 to the Present Day
The Times reported on the first England-Australia Test in 1877, and has followed the action ever since. This collection features some of the best writing about cricket’s most memorable moments, from journalists including John Woodcock, Neville Cardus and the present correspondent Mike Atherton.
Third Man in Havana
Finding the Heart of Cricket in The World's Most Unlikely Places
Tom Rodwell, Chairman of the Lord's Taverners, spent six years running charity cricket tours to help disadvantaged young people in some of the world's poorest districts. This book recounts his amusing adventures, from playing in cricket-mad cultures in Sri Lanka and Jamaica to unlikely locations such as Cuba and Israel.
Ferrari Grand Prix Moments
Formula One Photographs, 1954–1966
The period that American photographer Jesse Alexander spent photographing the motor-racing scene in Europe turned out to be a golden age for the sport. This portfolio of his images of the Ferrari Formula 1 team bears testament to the easy access that was available at the time, showing the cars from close up and stars such as Fangio, Hawthorn and Surtees in unguarded moments in the pit and paddock.
Wisden on Grace
In 1864, shortly after retiring from professional cricket, John Wisden published the inaugural volume of the famous Almanack that still bears his name; coincidentally, the same year saw WG Grace (1848–1915) first make his mark, with an innings of 170 for South Wales. This volume comprises notable scorecards from WG's long career and a selection of contemporary Wisden articles about the man it called 'the greatest of the world's cricketers'.
The Strangers Who Came Home
The First Australian Cricket Tour of England
The review of the 1878 season in Lillywhite's Cricketers' Annual admitted that 'the idea of a visit from an Australian team...was at first treated as something of a joke' but the success of the tour did much to spark the international rivalry. Including a victory over the MCC at Lord's and controversy and skulduggery involving WG Grace, this book chronicles the adventures of the first representative Australian touring team.
The Men Who Taught the World How to Beat England at Their Own Game
The legacy of the English coaches who taught the world how to play football is preserved in the informal word for manager used in Italy, Spain and South America: ‘Mister’. From pioneers such as Fred Pentland and William Garbutt, who helped shape the Italian and Spanish game in the 1920s, to more recent exports, such as Roy Hodgson, this volume traces the history of England’s football missionaries.
Mr Jones and the Golf Shot that Defined a Legend
The 1926 Open Championship at Royal Lytham St Annes was the first major British victory for the amateur Bobby Jones (1902–1971), thanks to a remarkable recovery shot on the 17th hole of the final round. This book explores the sporting life and legacy of one of the greats of the game through this pivotal championship and Jones's tussle over the Lancashire links with fellow Americans Walter Hagen and Al Watrous. Foreword by Jack Nicklaus.
The Mammoth Book of The World Cup
This World Cup compendium includes a comprehensive run-down of every tournament played from the inaugural competition in 1930 up to the 2014 finals. Additional commentary features insightful notes on the best players, classic matches and tactical developments, and there is informed opinion on everything World Cup-related, from why England failed to qualify in the 1970s to the most overrated players to possess a winner's medal.
The History of Guards Polo Club 1955–2005
The Guards Polo Club regularly plays host to the game's greatest players and welcomes prominent royal participants as well as spectators to the Smith's Lawn venue in Windsor Great Park. With many photographs of major events, such as the prestigious International Day, this celebratory volume charts the history of the club from its foundation in 1955 up to 2005, and includes profiles of players and club officers. Slipcased.
The Roar of the Crowd
A Sporting Anthology
The anonymous 16th-century ode The Bewties of the Fute-ball gives us some insight into the early game, and Dickens's description of Epsom Downs Racecourse brings the bustle and excitement of Derby Day in the 1850s vividly to life. This literary collection selects the responses of celebrated writers, including PG Wodehouse, Walter Scott, Ernest Hemingway and Doris Lessing, to sports as diverse as cricket, boxing and fishing.
Celtic changed from vertical green stripes to the famous hoops in the early years of the 20th century, and the distinctive jersey has since been worn by many of the greatest names in Scottish football. This book collects the official team photos from the first season of 1888 to the 2006-7 season as well as player portraits of legends such as Jock Stein and Bobby Murdoch. Changing Faces series.
Return to Glory!
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Racing Car
Returning to sports-car racing in the early 1950s, Mercedes produced a car that was notably less powerful than its rivals, but was nevertheless competitive due to its low weight and streamlined profile. This book traces the development of the 300SL and reviews its remarkable performances in the most important endurance races of 1952, from the Mille Miglia, where it finished second, to winning at the Nürburgring, Le Mans and the Carrera Panamerica.
The Mercedes-Benz W 196 R Racing Car
Juan Manuel Fangio dominated Grand Prix racing in the 1950s and, driving the iconic Mercedes-Benz W196 in the 1954 and 1955 seasons, won eight of his twelve races. With archive photographs, statistics and historical background, this volume describes individually the twelve races of those two summers in which the W196R competed – the last appearances of a Mercedes car in Formula 1 until the 21st century.
The Power of Coaching
Releasing Surprising Potential in Equestrian Athletes
Aimed at both teachers and students, this guide explores how coaching equestrian athletes can maximise their potential. The authors explain key aspects of learning and teaching, and examine how resilience, self-awareness, mindset and the rider’s relationship with the horse can affect performance.
Played in Tyne and Wear
Charting the Heritage of People at Play
Illustrated with archive and contemporary photographs, this social and architectural history explores the sporting heritage of the Newcastle, Sunderland and Tynemouth areas, where former cock-fighting pits exist alongside Victorian swimming baths, pigeon crees and stadiums. After examining recreational activities in the region, the book focuses on nine sports whose associated sites and buildings have helped to shape the historic environment of Tyne and Wear.
Inside the Divide
One City, Two Teams, The Old Firm
When Celtic football club was established in 1888 to raise money for Scotland’s Catholic underclass a religious divide between them and the predominantly Protestant Rangers developed, locking the clubs into an intense rivalry. Focusing on their New Year Derby on 2 January 2010, a fixture that had been banned for ten years due to the violence previous matches had generated, Richard Wilson explores the historic enmity between the teams and its continuing cultural significance.
1967–1970 (all marks) Owners' Workshop Manual
The Lotus 49 is a classic Formula One racing car, introduced in the 1967 season. Its Double Four Valve engine would become dominant in the sport and it was one of the first models to have aerodynamic wings. Jim Clark and Graham Hill were among the well-known F1 drivers who found success in the car. This illustrated manual tells its story and explores the engineering that went into its creation.
Type 57 Grand Prix – A Celebration
Winner of the French Grand Prix in 1936 and Le Mans in 1937, the Bugatti Type 57G Tank remains one of the most glamorous and recognizable vintage racing cars. With design diagrams and archive photographs, this analysis of Jean Bugatti’s classic car describes its racing career and evolution through the Types 57, 57S and 59 as well as identifying the race-to-race body and chassis differences of the competition models.
Grand Prix Ferrari
The Years of Enzo Ferrari's Power, 1948–1980
The greatest team in Grand Prix racing in the 20th century was strongly controlled by its founder, Enzo, who presided over periods of dominance in the sport in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. This detailed history of the team during his stewardship includes a season-by-season account of its changing fortunes, analyses of the Formula 1 cars and the specifications of each model, profiles of drivers, race results and photographs from throughout the period.
Ferrari 512 S/M
Owner's Workshop Manual 1970 Onwards (All Models)
Challenging at Le Mans and other international endurance events in the early 1970s, the Ferrari 512 became one of the marque’s best-loved competition sports cars, despite never quite delivering on its promise in race wins. This guide provides a mechanical and design analysis, with detailed photographs and cut-away diagrams, as well as an account of the car’s racing years, personal views from drivers and engineers, and information about restored models today.
Kasparov: How His Predecessors Misled Him About Chess
Following his retirement, Garry Kasparov published a series of books in which he analysed the playing styles of his twelve predecessors as world chess champion. The authors of this lighthearted response adopt Kasparov’s persona as they annotate more than 130 games, both famous and lesser-known, to identify moments when he lost or made serious errors by following too closely the methods of those same champions of yesteryear.
Complete Bike Book
A range of bikes designed for different purposes are examined in this comprehensive reference manual, including futuristic carbon fibre track racing bikes, fold-up commuter models and various types of mountain bike. Also covered are riding techniques, from efficient pedalling and safe cornering to coping with traffic; expert tips and tactics for racers and off-roaders; health, fitness and nutrition advice; and a comprehensive section on repair and maintenance, with illustrated, step-by-step tutorials.
Over and Out
My Innings of a Lifetime with Test Match Special
In this ‘chronicle of enjoyment’ one of cricket’s best-loved voices surveys his long career as a commentator on TMS as well as looking back at his youthful experiences of playing the game and watching such greats as Donald Bradman. As he offers insights into life behind the microphone, ‘Blowers’ discusses commentators past and present, explains why he decided to retire and, of course, reflects on buses, pigeons and cakes.
Jewel in the Glen
Gleneagles, Golf and the Ryder Cup
The first version of what would become the Ryder Cup was played at Gleneagles in 1921 and the contest returned there for a European victory in 2014. This celebration of the venue, its history and its association with the Ryder Cup recalls great moments of the competition, profiles the players and personalities who have been associated with Gleneagles and includes a review of the 2014 match.
Three Weeks, Eight Seconds
The Epic Tour de France of 1989
The 1989 Tour de France is widely held to be the most dramatic in the long history of the cycle race. Drawing on new, exclusive testimony from riders, team bosses, commentators and family members, this book profiles the contenders, and offers a day-by-day account of the adrenaline-fuelled three-week duel between Laurent Fignon and Greg LeMond.
The Man who was W.G.
Arguably the world’s first sporting superstar, WG Grace (1848–1915) took an unconventional approach to cricket and effectively invented the art of modern batting. Tomlinson re-examines the eccentric figure, who excelled in his sport despite personal misfortune, obesity and a fondness for drink, and is remembered for his humorous quotes, occasional gamesmanship and enduring passion for the game.