Daniel James Brown
The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.
It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.
Katy Evans - Remy (angol)
Underground fighter Remington Tate is a mystery, even to himself. His mind is dark and light, complex and enlightening. At times his actions and moods are carefully measured, and at others, they spin out of control. Through it all, there's been one constant: wanting, needing, loving, and protecting Brooke Dumas. This is his story; from the first moment he laid eyes on her and knew, without a doubt, she would be the realest thing he's ever had to fight for.
Katy Evans - Rogue (angol)
Greyson King… My boyfriend. My friend. My protector. He’s the reason I wake up every morning with a smile on my face, and the reason I fall asleep limp, worn out, and aching for his warm arms around me. When we make love, he says my name like it means something. Like I mean something. He Lied. His name is Greyson King, but his alias is Zero. There’s zero trace of him, he has zero past, and now I know that with him, I will have zero future. He may leave no trace of him anywhere, but his imprint is in me, in my very soul—and I hate that a mere look at him commands the beat of my heart. The temperature of my body. I’ve looked for love my entire life. I’ve waited for the butterflies, the rainbows… Instead I’m in a free fall of emotions and there’s no one to catch me but the one man I should be running away from. The one man I thought was my prince charming. Except this prince charming went rogue. Greyson will stop at nothing to make me be with him. He'll let no one stand in our way, will allow no one to threaten me, and maybe this is what scares me most of all... What will my rogue do to keep me?
Ismeretlen szerző - MTK-VM SK Budapest Hungary - Futball Almanach
Sportegyesületünk 1888-ban alakult, s egyike azoknak a magyar sport kluboknak, amelyek itthon és világszerte a legismertebbek közé tartoznak. Ezt a rangot sportolóink hosszú évtizedek sikereivel vívták ki. Közel 100 éves egyesületünk működésében, illetve népszerűségében mindenkor meghatározó szerepe volt a labdarúgásnak. Ez nem elfogultság, hanem természetes, hiszen hazánkban mindig a labdarúgás váltotta ki a sportszerető társadalom legszélesebb körű érdeklődését. Ebből klubunk sem tudta kivonni magát, és a jövőben sem kívánja elfelejteni.
Andy Murray - Coming of Age
The sensational autobiography of Britain’s new tennis superstar. In his own words for the first time, Andy Murray will talk about the long, testing and sometimes difficult path to superstardom. Temperamental, gifted, passionate, and fiery, Murray is the new face of tennis and a role model to a whole generation.
Lewis Hamilton - My Story
'My story is, I hope, an inspirational read for those who want to find out what it takes to get to the top. 'It's about the amazing (and challenging!) start to my Grand Prix racing career. It has snapshots of my family and my early experiences as a child and in karts. And it's an inside view of the cool world of Formula One. It's my story, fully updated, and in my own words. 'Shoot... it really has been unbelievable!'
Scott Jurek - Steve Friedman - Eat and Run
For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force—and darling—in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. In 1999, as a complete unknown, he took the lead of the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile traverse over the old Gold Rush trails of the California Sierra Nevada. He won that race seven years in a row, setting a course record along the way. Twice he won the Badwater Ultramarathon, a 135-mile “jaunt” through Death Valley. Recently he set an American record of 165.7 miles in 24 hours—6 1/2 marathons in one day. And he was one of the elite runners who traveled to Mexico to run with the Tarahumara Indians, as profiled in the bestseller Born to Run. His accomplishments are nothing short of extraordinary, but that he has achieved all of this on a plant-based diet makes his story all the more so. In Eat and Run, Scott Jurek opens up about his life and career—as an elite athlete and a vegan—and inspires runners at every level. From his Midwestern childhood hunting, fishing, and cooking for his meat-and-potatoes family, to his early beginnings in running (he hated it), to his slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism, to his world-spanning, record-breaking races, Scott’s story shows the power of an iron will and blows apart all the stereotypes of what athletes should eat to fuel optimal performance. Chock-full of incredible, on-the-brink stories of endurance and competition, fascinating science, and accessible practical advice—including his own favorite plant-based recipes—Eat and Run will motivate everyone to “go the distance,” whether that means getting out for that first run, expanding your food horizons, or simply exploring the limits of your own potential
Andre Agassi - Open (angol)
From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of themost gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, comes a beautiful, hauntingautobiography. With its breakneck tempo and raw candor, "Open" is a treat forboth ardent fans and those who know nothing about tennis.
John Romaniello - Adam Bornstein - Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha
Are you a guy who's interested in building rock hard muscle, erasing your belly fat, boosting your testosterone, and having more mind-blowing sex than you thought possible? If so, then Man 2.0: Engineering the Alpha was written specifically for you... In his new book, celebrity trainer and Men's Health expert John 'Roman' Romaniello teams up with expert Adam Bornstein, former editor for both Men's Health and LIVESTRONG. Together, they reveal the secrets they've discovered that will give any man—no matter how old you are—a chiseled body that will turn heads everywhere you go. You know the kind of body I'm talking about. The kind of body that women seem to drool and stare at when they're at the beach with their girlfriends... As a former 'fat guy,' Roman struggled for years to find a workout and diet that would give him the body he always wanted. By using the very secrets you'll find in this book—techniques he's spent 10 years perfecting—he overcame his 'fat genes' and boasts a lean and ripped body—the kind that could be (and has been) seen on the cover of magazines. And the best part is—you don't have to kill yourself to get this body. Man 2.0: Engineering the Alpha will show you exactly how to get the body you've always wanted without starving yourself and without spending 2 hours in the gym every day. And for all of the guys out there wondering... YES! Man 2.0: Engineering the Alpha will even work for guys in their 30s, 40s, and 50s... Getting lean, ripped, and strong is not just for young guys! In Man 2.0: Engineering the Alpha, Romaniello and Adam Bornstein present proven, powerful ways for men to improve physical, emotional, sexual, and psychological health. From research in Olympic labs to real-life results with their clients, they are reinventing masculinity and showing every man how to become exactly who he wants to be... If you're ready to build strong, defined muscles, burn away your belly fat, boost your testosterone, and start experiencing more mind blowing sex than you ever thought was possible—then grab your copy of Man 2.0: Engineering the Alpha now...
Andy Murray - Seventy-Seven
Andy Murray is one of Britain's best loved athletes. On the 7th July 2013 he became the first British man to lift the Wimbledon trophy for 77 years. His new book, Andy Murray: Seventy-Seven, will take us on a personal journey through his career. Focusing on the last two dramatic years, he will share with us his thoughts on the pivotal moments of his playing career and allow us a glimpse into his world - his intense training regime, his close-knit team and his mental and physical battle to get to the very top. This beautiful and very personal book will be a stunning celebration of Andy's career so far.
Richard Platt - Would You Believe...the losers were killed in Mayan football? - and other perilous pastimes
A fascinating journey into the evolution of things in our everyday lives; this book looks at the outlandish history of sport and leisure around the world Young learners can discover the story behind the games we play like never before as we examine the amazing peculiarities of international sport and leisure activities past and present. Readers will learn about the wacky and often bloodthirsty games that our ancestors liked such as fierce gladiatorial contests, as well as the even wackier that are still used around the world today - such as bog snorkelling and bungee jumping!
Jennifer E. Smith - The Comeback Season
The last place Ryan Walsh should be this afternoon is on a train heading to Wrigley Field. She should be in class, enduring yet another miserable day of her first year of high school. But for once, Ryan isn't thinking about what she should be doing. She's not worried about her lack of friends, or her suffering math grade, or how it's been five whole years since the last time she was really and truly happy. Because she's finally returning to the place that her father loved, where the two of them spent so many afternoons cheering on their team. And on this -- the fifth anniversary of his death -- it feels like there's nowhere else in the world she should be. Ryan is once again filled with hope as she makes her way to the game. Good luck is often hard to come by at a place like Wrigley Field, but it's on this day that she meets Nick, the new kid from her school, who seems to love the Cubs nearly as much as she does. But Nick carries with him a secret that makes Ryan wonder if anyone can ever really escape their past, or believe in the promise of those reassuring words: "Wait till next year." Is it too much for Ryan to hope that this year, this season, might be her comeback season?
Andrew Dettre - Silver Jubilee of St. George-Budapest (1957-1982)
Where Thanks Are Due... By Alex Pongrass, President of St. George-Budapest On this magnificent occasion, our 25th birthday, we should pay generous tribute to all those people who have helped to make this club into what it is today. Even among those, one should single out the handful who have given many years of excellent service, often dacrificing pesonal ambitions, to develop our club. It"s been said before but it doesn't make it less true: the organisation within a club depends on the work of many people. Even the biggest wheel grinds to a halt without the numerous smaller cogs. If I can single out just two achievements from the annaés of our 25 years, I consider it an easy task. The second great achievement is the smooth friendly and very active co-operation between the juniors and seniors who come under the club's umbrella. This, perhaps more than any other single factor, assures the club's future in the years to come. Still, this future has to be secured and we do need more and more young people, more fresh blood, to join us in the administration of this club. A new generation of leaders and co-workers will have to be found, groomed and encouraged to take the club towards its next silver jubilee, in 2007. Only then can we sit back and relax a bit, in the happy knowledge that the sacrifices of the founders and pioneers have not been in vain.
Andrew Dettre - The First 15 Years of St. George-Budapest (1957-1972)
There is more to come by Alex Pongrass, president of St. George-Budapest Soccer Club Ltd. Seven years have passed since the appearance of " The Story of St. George-Budapest Soccer Club", seven eventful, exciting, sometimes exhilirating years. In this period the club's magnificent home, "Soccer House" was completed and then, more recently, extended, providing the sort of sound economic background the club had never enjoyed before. Another revolutionary change came about in the 1969-70 seasons when the Club engaged its first full-time manager-coach in Frank Arok. Only some outside factors, including incredible bad luck, have so far prevented this major, progressive move from bearing rich fruit. However, the intervening years have not been quite barren: in the 1969, 1970 and 1971 seasons our senior team finished runners-up in the Sydney premiership and in 1967 and again in 1971, won the long coveted Grand Final. The club broke fresh ground in 1971 by becoming the first Australian soccer team of any kind to be invited to Japan for a series of matches; winning the prestigeous Tokyo International Tournament, sponsored by the Asahi newspaper group, was a welcome bonus. Those last few years have also seen the physical and final settling of our Club in the vast St. George district; Hurstville Oval has now become our home ground and at Carss Park the club has a splendidly developed training venue. This irrevocable orientation towards the district has, in turn, helped the senior club's aim to integrate local talent into the fold. Fifteen hard though fascinating years are now behind us and, hopefully, many decades lie ahead. The Club's Directors are fully aware of the many changing trends in sport, sociel activities and life patterns; they are anxious to make sure that the Club as well as "Soccer House" keep fulfilling their roles in this changing world. In this work of theirs, they need the encouragement and support of not only all the Club's membership but also of those who regard sport and the integration of migrants close to their hearts.
Doug Werner - In-Line Skater's Start-Up
Endorsed by the National In-Line Hockey Association and the International In-Line Skating Association, this guide is a complete introduction to in-line skating with an equal emphasis on safety and fun.
Matthew Quick - Boy21
Basketball has always been an escape for Finley. He lives in gray, broken Bellmont, a town ruled by the Irish Mob, drugs, violence, and racially charged rivalries. At home, he takes care of his disabled grandfather, and at school he’s called “White Rabbit”, the only white kid on the varsity basketball team. He’s always dreamed of getting out somehow with his girlfriend, Erin. But until then, when he puts on his number 21, everything seems to make sense. Russ has just moved to the neighborhood. A former teen basketball phenom from a privileged home, his life has been turned upside down by tragedy. Cut off from everyone he knows, he now answers only to the name Boy21—his former jersey number—and has an unusual obsession with outer space. As their final year of high school brings these two boys together, “Boy21” may turn out to be the answer they both need.
Pavel Tsatsouline - Super Joints
"The Do-It-Now, Fast-Start, Get-Up-and-Go, Jump-into-Action Bible for High Performance and Longer Life"You have a choice in life. You can sputter and stumble and creak your way along in a process of painful, slow decline-or you can take charge of your health and become a human dynamo.And there is no better way to insure a long, pain-free life than performing the right daily combination of joint mobility and strength-flexibility exercises. In Super Joints, Russian fitness expert Pavel Tsatsouline shows you exactly how to quickly achieve and maintain peak joint health-and then use it to improve every aspect of your physical performance.Only the foolish would deliberately ignore the life-saving and life-enhancing advice Pavel offers in Super Joints. Why would anyone willingly subject themselves to a life of increasing pain, degeneration and decrepitude? But for an athlete, a dancer, a martial artist or any serious performer, Super Joints could spell the difference between greatness and mediocrity.Discover: The twenty-eight most valuable drills for youthful joints and a stronger stretch.How to save your joints and prevent or reduce arthritis. The one-stop care-shop for your inner Tin Man-how to give your nervous system a tune up, your joints a lube-job and your energy a recharge. What it takes to go from cruise control to full throttle: The One Thousand Moves Morning Recharge-Amosov's "bigger bang" calisthenics complex for achieving heaven-on-earth in 25 minutes. How to make your body feel better than you can remember-active flexibility for sporting prowess and fewer injuries. The amazing Pink Panther technique that may add a couple of feet to your stretch the first time you do it.
Jared Tendler - Barry Carter - The Mental Game of Poker
The mental game may be more important in poker than in any other form of competition. It's one of the only games in the world where you can play perfectly and lose-again and again. Hundreds of poker players have turned to mental game coach Jared Tendler's revolutionary approach to help them play their best, no matter how badly they're running. In this book you'll find simple, step-by-step instructions and proven techniques to permanently fix problems such as tilt, handling variance, emotional control, confidence, fear, and motivation. With the games getting tougher, now is the time to take these problems head on. *Discover the most definitive work on tilt ever released. *Read stories from eight players who made major improvements using Jared's techniques. *Get motivated with methods used by SuperNova Elites.
Kennilworthy Whisp (J. K. Rowling) - Quidditch Through the Ages
A perennial bestseller in the wizarding world and one of the most popular books in the Hogwarts School library, Quidditch Through the Ages contains all you will ever need to know about the history, the rules - and the breaking of the rules - of the noble sport of Quidditch. Packed with fascinating facts, this definitive guide by the esteemed Quidditch writer Kennilworthy Whisp charts the game's history from its early origins in the medieval mists on Queerditch Marsh, through to the modern-day sport loved by so many wizard and Muggle families around the world. With comprehensive coverage of famous Quidditch teams, the commonest fouls, the development of racing brooms, and much more, this is a must-have sporting bible for all Harry Potter fans, Quidditch lovers and players, whether the weekend amateur or the seasoned Chudley Cannons season-ticket holder. This brand new edition of the most famous sports book in the wizarding world pairs J.K. Rowling's original text, with gorgeous jacket art by Jonny Duddle and line illustrations throughout by Tomislav Tomic. A contribution from the sale of each book will go to Comic Relief.
Agárdy Ferenc - Hargitay Béla - Hargitay István - Kun Endre - Márffy Attila - Az első huszonöt év - The First Twenty Five Years 1957-1982 Melbourne H.S.C. alapításának 25 éves évfordulója
Az első huszonöt év Egy anekdotával szeretnénk kezdeni. 1957 elején, mikor az egyik éjszakába nyúló gyűlés után végleges formát öltött a Melbourne Hungária Soccer Club megalakulása, s megittuk rá az áldomást, valaki - már nem tudni hogy ki - az utolsó szó jogán viccesen megjegyezte: ne aggódjatok gyerekek, csak az első 25 év lesz nehéz.... Nos, ez az első huszonöt esztendő hihetetlenül gyorsan eltelt. Sikerek és balsikerek váltogatták egymást, játékosok, edzők, vezetőségek garmadája jött és ment, végleges otthont keresve vándoroltunk pályáról pályára, ám ha valaki megkérdezné, hogy nehéz volt-e, nem tudnánk határozott választ adni. Jubileumi évkönyvünkben sem célunk a válasz keresése, helyette klubunk történetét próbáljuk bemutatni évről-évre, úgy ahogy történt, nem szépítve, nem is csorbítva a 25 év érdemeit, eredményét. Egy valami volt csak nehéz: a jubileumi könyv összeállítása. Szerkesztőbizottságunk a Magyar Élet 25 évkönyvét lapozta át (kb. 20 ezer oldal), mellette 3000 fénykép közül válogattunk. Igyekeztünk kapcsolatot teremteni mindenkivel, aki valaha is közreműködött a Melbourne Hungária felvirágoztatásáért. Ennyi munka után könnyű elképzelni, hogy imitt-amott becsúszhatott néhány apróbb hiba könyvünkbe, kimaradt egy-két név, lehet, hogy az adatok sem mindig egyeznek a tényenként elkönyvelt emlékfoszlányokkal. Csak egyet tudunk mentségünkre felhozni: a jóakarat, a jószándék vezette könyvünk fonalát, épp úgy, mint ahogy a jóakarat, a jószándék vezetett és vezet minden egyes sportembert, aki valaha is szívén viselte a Melbourne sorsát. Ennek köszönhető, hogy 25 év után megújult reményekkel várhatja a Melbourne Hungária Soccer Club a következő huszonöt évet - amely minden bizonnyal könyebb lesz, mint az első 25 év volt. A jubileumi évkönyv szerkesztői: Agárdy Ferenc Hargitay Béla Hargitay István Kun Endre Márffy Attila
Ismeretlen szerző - Magyar Sport-almanach 1925
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.