Merckx Il Figlio Del Tuono

Autore: Claudio Gregori
ISBN: 9788898970469
Grandezza: 53,84 MB
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Se Qualcuno Viene Mi Fa Piacere

Autore: Bidon - Ciclismo Allo Stato Liquido
Editore: Bidon - Ciclismo Allo Stato Liquido
ISBN: 8822827139
Grandezza: 78,96 MB
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Il Tour, il Tour de France. Di tutte le France e di tutti i francesi. La redazione di "Bidon - Ciclismo allo stato liquido" lo ha seguito e raccontato dall'inizio alla fine, tappa per tappa. Dalla maglia gialla alla lanterna rossa, da Chris Froome a Sam Bennett, una serie di 21 mini-racconti, vivaci e colorati, più cinque pezzi di approfondimento sui temi più significativi della 103a edizione della Grande Boucle. Prefazione di Claudio Gregori.

Tragic Kingdom

Autore: Camille Rose Garcia
Editore: Last Gasp of San Francisco
ISBN: 9780867196832
Grandezza: 31,18 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 2699
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All-new work from the artist/author of The Saddest Place on Earth. Garcia's seemingly light-hearted paintings and drawings of charming cartoon-like characters paradoxically actually depict dark tales of violence, corruption and greed. Camille Rose Garcia's paintings of creepy cartoon children living in wasteland fairy tales are critical commentaries on the failures of capitalist utopias. Her influences include Phillip K. Dick, William Burroughs, Henry Darger, Walt Disney, The Clash and The Dead Kennedys.

A Terrible Splendor

Autore: Marshall Jon Fisher
Editore: Broadway Books
ISBN: 030745214X
Grandezza: 47,97 MB
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Before Federer versus Nadal, before Borg versus McEnroe, the greatest tennis match ever played pitted the dominant Don Budge against the seductively handsome Baron Gottfried von Cramm. This deciding 1937 Davis Cup match, played on the hallowed grounds of Wimbledon, was a battle of titans: the world's number one tennis player against the number two; America against Germany; democracy against fascism. For five superhuman sets, the duo’s brilliant shotmaking kept the Centre Court crowd–and the world–spellbound. But the match’s significance extended well beyond the immaculate grass courts of Wimbledon. Against the backdrop of the Great Depression and the brink of World War II, one man played for the pride of his country while the other played for his life. Budge, the humble hard-working American who would soon become the first man to win all four Grand Slam titles in the same year, vied to keep the Davis Cup out of the hands of the Nazi regime. On the other side of the net, the immensely popular and elegant von Cramm fought Budge point for point knowing that a loss might precipitate his descent into the living hell being constructed behind barbed wire back home. Born into an aristocratic family, von Cramm was admired for his devastating good looks as well as his unparalleled sportsmanship. But he harbored a dark secret, one that put him under increasing Gestapo surveillance. And his situation was made even more perilous by his refusal to join the Nazi Party or defend Hitler. Desperately relying on his athletic achievements and the global spotlight to keep him out of the Gestapo’s clutches, his strategy was to keep traveling and keep winning. A Davis Cup victory would make him the toast of Germany. A loss might be catastrophic. Watching the mesmerizingly intense match from the stands was von Cramm’s mentor and all-time tennis superstar Bill Tilden–a consummate showman whose double life would run in ironic counterpoint to that of his German pupil. Set at a time when sports and politics were inextricably linked, A Terrible Splendor gives readers a courtside seat on that fateful day, moving gracefully between the tennis match for the ages and the dramatic events leading Germany, Britain, and America into global war. A book like no other in its weaving of social significance and athletic spectacle, this soul-stirring account is ultimately a tribute to the strength of the human spirit. From the Hardcover edition.

Michael Jordan

Autore: Roland Lazenby
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316228761
Grandezza: 38,61 MB
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"It's not every day that I'm blown away by a book about a sports figure. But MICHAEL JORDAN: THE LIFE, by Roland Lazenby, ranks up there with the very best: The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn, Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger, and Joe DiMaggio by Richard Ben Cramer. The depth of reporting, his frequent ascent into poetry, and his intelligent analysis of the life of this complicated, fascinating American icon deserve Pulitzer Prize consideration. For the first time I understand what makes Michael Jordan tick. I was captivated, fascinated and beguiled from beginning to end." -- Peter Golenbock, New York Times-bestselling author of George and In the Country of Brooklyn The definitive biography of a legendary athlete The Shrug. The Shot. The Flu Game. Michael Jordan is responsible for sublime moments so ingrained in sports history that they have their own names. When most people think of him, they think of his beautiful shots with the game on the line, his body totally in sync with the ball -- hitting nothing but net. But for all his greatness, this scion of a complex family from North Carolina's Coastal Plain has a darker side: he's a ruthless competitor and a lover of high stakes. There's never been a biography that encompassed the dual nature of his character and looked so deeply at Jordan on and off the court -- until now. Basketball journalist Roland Lazenby spent almost thirty years covering Michael Jordan's career in college and the pros. He witnessed Jordan's growth from a skinny rookie to the instantly recognizable global ambassador for basketball whose business savvy and success have millions of kids still wanting to be just like Mike. Yet Lazenby also witnessed the Michael Jordan whose drive and appetite are more fearsome and more insatiable than any of his fans could begin to know. Michael Jordan: The Life explores both sides of his personality to reveal the fullest, most compelling story of the man who is Michael Jordan. Lazenby draws on his personal relationships with Jordan's coaches; countless interviews with Jordan's friends, teammates, and family members; and interviews with Jordan himself to provide the first truly definitive study of Michael Jordan: the player, the icon, and the man.

Number 11

Autore: Jonathan Coe
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241967023
Grandezza: 36,38 MB
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This is a novel about the hundreds of tiny connections between the public and private worlds and how they affect us all. It's about the legacy of war and the end of innocence. It's about how comedy and politics are battling it out and comedy might have won. It's about how 140 characters can make fools of us all. It's about living in a city where bankers need cinemas in their basements and others need food banks down the street. It is Jonathan Coe doing what he does best - showing us how we live now. 'Coe is among the handful of novelists who can tell us something about the temper of our times' Observer Number 11 is Jonathan Coe's eleventh novel. His previous ten novels are all published by Penguin and include the highly acclaimed bestsellers What a Carve Up!, The House of Sleep and The Rotters' Club.

Petrarch S Ascent Of Mount Ventoux

Autore: Francesco Petrarca
Grandezza: 17,19 MB
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Vista: 3585
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How To Watch Football

Autore: Ruud Gullit
ISBN: 9780241274583
Grandezza: 76,99 MB
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Vista: 2648
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North Dallas Forty

Autore: Peter Gent
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453220712
Grandezza: 31,12 MB
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Vista: 7603
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A classic novel about a week inside a pro football teamOn the field, the men who play football are gladiators, titans, and every other kind of cliché. But when they leave the locker room they are only men. Peter Gent’s classic novel looks at the seedy underbelly of the pro game, chronicling eight days in the life of Phil Elliott, an aging receiver for the Texas team. Running on a mixture of painkillers and cortisone as he tries to keep his fading legs strong, Elliott tries to get every ounce of pleasure out of his last days of glory, living the life of sex, drugs, and football. Adapted for the screen in 1979, this novel, written by ex-Dallas Cowboy Peter Gent, is widely considered the best football novel of all time.

Wisdom Of The Ages

Autore: Wayne W. Dyer
ISBN: 9780722538401
Grandezza: 27,46 MB
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Vista: 2038
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Inspired by the most important poems, writings and phrases from the wisest minds throughout history - including Rumi, Whitman, Jesus, Einstein, Buddha, Shakespeare and many others - Dyer sets out to expand on the meaning of each passage and show us how to apply them to our daily lives. Entries range from Leadership to Balance.