Great Australian Sporting Moments

Autore: Michael Roberts
Editore: The Miegunyah Press
ISBN: 0522855474
Grandezza: 17,75 MB
Formato: PDF
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"This is a fully illustrated book highlighting some memorable moments in Australian sporting history."--Provided by publisher.

110 Per Cent

Autore: Michael Winkler
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0857962906
Grandezza: 66,81 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2299
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Don Bradman on his 'small' contribution to cricket. Roy Masters on getting the best out of the hard men of Western Suburbs Rugby League FC. John Howard on cycling legend Sir Hubert Opperman. Cathy Freeman on lighting the Olympic flame. Phonse Kyne on making sure his players made history for the right reasons. Jeff Fenech hollering 'I love youse all!' to a packed-out stadium. Ranging from the eloquent and stirring to the downright funny, these are Australia's greatest sporting moments, seen through the eyes of the winners and losers, experts and legends of all our favourite sports. Entertaining and informative, 110 PER CENT casts a keen eye over Australia's sporting history, and confirms there's much more to sport than the score line (as long as you're winning).

David Boon S Funniest Sporting Moments

Autore: David Boon
Editore: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1743313241
Grandezza: 70,13 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7566
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A hilarious collection and anecdotes and memories from one of Australia's best loved sports stars, David 'Boonie' Boon.

Great Australian Sports Rorts

Autore: John Adams
Editore: Hardie Grant Books
ISBN: 174358220X
Grandezza: 25,93 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From racing to football to lawn bowls, no sport has been left untouched. Great Australian Sports Rorts reveals that nefarious conduct has affected just about every sport in this country. And every mechanism known – be it physical, mechanical or chemical – has been employed. When a sporting contest is taking place, and there is either a reward for the winner or there is betting on the contest, it is almost guaranteed that one person will attempt to relieve another person of what is rightfully theirs. And if a degree of skulduggery is required to attain the right result or to assist in the transfer of funds from one person’s pocket to another, then so be it. Cheating: it’s as Australian as Sunday barbecues.Join John ‘Dr Turf’ Rothfield and John Adams on a rollicking ride through the sporting outrages that have rocked Australia.

Focus On 100 Most Popular Former Roman Catholics

Autore: Wikipedia contributors
Editore: e-artnow sro
Grandezza: 48,99 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9557
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Error Australis

Autore: Ben Pobjie
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1925344789
Grandezza: 20,20 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 1371
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We’re obsessed with reality television these days yet we so often neglect the greatest reality of all: the reality of our nation, and how it came to be. In Error Australis, TV columnist, comedian and history buff Ben Pobjie recaps the history of Australia from its humble beginnings as a small patch of rapidly cooling rock, to its modern-day status as one of the major powers of the sub-Asian super-Antarctic next-to-Africa region. Pobjie recognises that history can be as gripping as any reality show – as thrilling as it is to see Delta Goodrem’s chair turn around, there is an argument that the Second World War was even more exciting – and like any good recapper, he provides an immediate, visceral sense of what it was like to be there in the moment at our nation’s defining events. All historians know that it is only by looking at where we have been that we can understand who we are, what we stand for, and why nothing seems to work. Error Australis is a scholastic and side-splittingly funny account of a young nation that has spent many years seeking its place in the world, and almost as many years not liking what it has found.

Body Lengths

Autore: Leisel Jones
Editore: Nero
ISBN: 186395726X
Grandezza: 50,26 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 1069
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From the moment I am born, I am like no-one else around me. I am a fish out of water. Even in the pool. Leisel Jones is rightly regarded as one of the greatest breaststrokers ever. At just fifteen, she won two silver medals at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000; she went on to win gold at Athens and Beijing, and at London 2012 became the first Australian swimmer to compete at four Olympics. For the first time, Leisel candidly describes what it’s like to be thrust into the limelight so young. She reveals the constant pressure she was under – from coaches, from the media and from herself – to be perfect. Despite the highs of her swimming stardom, she suffered depression, and at one time planned to take her own life. In London, criticised in the media for her weight, and appalled by the bulling and dysfunction in the Australian swim team, Leisel nevertheless handled herself with great composure. She has emerged with maturity and good humour, having finally learnt how to be herself and live with confidence. Body Lengths is the inspiring story of an Australian sporting hero, told with humour, optimism and style.

The Art Of Fielding

Autore: Chad Harbach
Editore: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316192163
Grandezza: 37,23 MB
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At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended. Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry's gay roommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners' team captain and Henry's best friend, realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert's daughter, returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life. As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. In the process they forge new bonds, and help one another find their true paths. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment--to oneself and to others.

David Boon S Funniest Sporting Moments

Autore: David Boon
Editore: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1743431473
Grandezza: 70,66 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 4514
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Australian cricketers have always liked to keep in shape. It's just that a lot of the time that shape is a circle. When Shane Warne waddled out to play South Africa in the 1997 Boxing Day test, his physique wasn't exactly streamlined, but his competitive spirit was still in fine shape. 'I've waited two years for another chance to humiliate you,' he growled at his 'bunny', batsman Daryl Cullinan. The bunny looked Warne up and down. 'Looks like you spent it eating'. David Boon has played 100 Test matches, scoring 7000 runs and taking 0 wickets. And, yes, he had the game's best mo. But did you know he spent his years playing international cricket collecting hilarious tales of sporting highs and lows? Now, for the first time, he has collected together almost 200 of his favourite stories across a variety of sports and has created this book to share them with you! Sit down, pour yourself a drink and enjoy being regaled by the legend himself.

Top Ten

Autore: Glenn McFarlane
Editore: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 9781740640763
Grandezza: 14,48 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9045
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Authoritative and entertaining, this is more than a book of sports stats.The basic (and essential) lists such as top 10 goalkickers and top 10 wicket-takers sit alongside such humorous and unusual categories as 10 living anachronisms in sport (shaking hands before and after a game, goal umpire flags), 10 towns forever linked with sports, 10 famous Australian sporting songs (C’mon Aussie C’mon,Our Don Bradman), 10 worst guernseys (Hawthorn preseason, Brisbane Bears original), and 10 infamous sackings (Tom Hafey, Norm Smith). Don Bradman’s top 10 Test scores, 10 most frequent tribunal visitors or the 10 most valuable Australian sporting autographs are listed, as are opinionated lists (10 best AFL footballers, 10 most memorable moments of the Sydney Olympics, 10 best golf holes,10 best indigenous sporting stars, and 10 best boxers),and quirky lists of little known facts and interesting anecdotes (10 famous Australian nicknames explained, 10 resting places of Australian sports greats, 10 sports stars who changed their names, 10 sporting stars who went to jail, and 10 great sports books).Top Tenis the perfect guide for any sports lover.