A Championship Year

Author: Jenson Button
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409148025
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From nowhere to the winner's podium: the story of Jenson Button's astonishing domination of the F1 world championship. On 4 December 2008, just a few months before the new season was due to start, the Honda Racing F1 team, which Jenson Button had been driving for since 2006, pulled the plug on their involvement in Formula One. The media at the time reported that it was likely that the factory would be forced to shut, and it was unlikely that Jenson would be able to secure a drive at a top team at this late stage. Yet incredibly, in October 2009, Jenson Button was crowned World Champion, and the new team that had risen from the ashes of the Honda Racing F1 team - Brawn GP - secured the constructors' championship in their first season, a feat never before achieved. If this were a movie script you wouldn't believe it possible, so how did it happen? A CHAMPIONSHIP YEAR tells Jenson's incredible story of the 2009 season, from being written off pre-season to winning six of the first seven races, and finally securing the championship in brilliant style at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Jenson's personal commentary on the races is combined with notes on strategy, on-board radio exchanges, quotes from the team and even text messages to recreate the atmosphere of each race weekend. With a foreword by Ross Brawn, it is a fascinating account of an extraordinary grand prix year, and shows just what it takes to become world champion.

The Indy Car Wars

Author: Sigur E. Whitaker
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786498323
Size: 15,80 MB
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The world of Champ Car auto racing was changing in the 1970s. As cars became more sophisticated, the cost of supporting a team had skyrocketed, making things difficult for team owners. In an effort to increase purses paid by racing promoters and win lucrative television contracts, a group of owners formed Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) in 1978. Soon after, CART split from its sanctioning body, the United States Auto Club (USAC). Though Champ Cars ran on numerous tracks, the Indianapolis 500 was the payday that supported most teams through the season. From the beginning, CART had most of the successful teams and popular drivers, and they focused on driving a wedge between the track owners and the USAC. Over the next 30 years, the tension between CART and USAC ebbed and flowed until all parties realized that reunification was needed for the sake of the sport. This book details the fight over control of Champ Car racing before reunification in 2008.

The Hometown Team

Author: Mike Shalin
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 168358094X
Size: 15,15 MB
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For Red Sox fans eager to relive the glory days of their favorite players, The Hometown Team enables them to do just that, through the lens of longtime photographer Steve Babineau. From star and support players, to members of the grounds crew, Red Sox staff, alumni, and some opposing players, this book features Fenway's most memorable characters from the past forty years, with behind-the-scenes images of the ballpark during that time as well. This scrapbook-style book features fun and insightful commentary from veteran sportswriter Mike Shalin and images of the following BoSox legends: Carlton Fisk, Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Rice, Wade Boggs, Jonathan Papelbon, Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Curt Schilling, Kevin Youkilis, Jon Lester, Manny Ramirez, Pedro Martinez, Jason Varitek, Johnny Damon, Mookie Betts, and many more. The perfect gift for any fan of Boston baseball!

A Biographical Directory Of Professional Basketball Coaches

Author: Jeff Marcus
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461726530
Size: 14,15 MB
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Jeff Marcus provides, in alphabetical order, the year-by-year coaching records for every pro major league coach in basketball history beginning with the American Basketball League (ABL), which formed in 1925 and was the first league to play in larger arenas on the East Coast and in the Mid West, then tracking the birth of the National Basketball League (NBL) from its onset in 1937 to its convergence 12 years later with the BAA, forming what we know today as the NBA. Brief but detailed biographical sketches are provided for every coach in these leagues.

Clyde The Glide

Author: Clyde Drexler
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1613210426
Size: 15,91 MB
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Autobiography of Hall of Fame basketball star Clyde Drexler, one of basketball history's most dynamic players.

Why Be A Champion

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Editor: Armour Publishing Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9814270806
Size: 12,60 MB
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Motor Mouth

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Editor: Eddie Hall
ISBN:
Size: 16,97 MB
Format: PDF
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Sports Fan Violence In North America

Author: Jerry Middleton Lewis
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742539808
Size: 13,24 MB
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This book argues that sport is essential to the social health of any society. Participation in the sport fan experience is very meaningful for a significant portion of the membership of any society. This volume argues that sports fan violence, particularly celebrating riots after championship play, disturbs and harms one of the key positive aspects of sports.

Fostoria Ohio

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Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738508450
Size: 16,80 MB
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"It is indeed a privilege to give this endorsement of this collection of Paul Krupp's memoirs of Fostoria and its environs. They have covered so many different subjects, people, and personal memories as he grew up. Everyone looked forward to his next column in our daily local Fostoria Review-Times newspaper." -George A. Gray Retired Chairman and President, The Gray Printing Company President, Fostoria Area Historical Society "Paul Krupp was a friend of mine. He may not have known it, but I knew his writings very well. I read all of his material that he had printed in our local Fostoria Review Times. He would write about an old neighborhood of his, and then take a "walk" down the street, without missing a house, and tell you who lived there, and the makeup of each respective family. . . . this gives me the opportunity of speaking of the great admiration I had for him. If Paul Krupp wrote something, it was true." -Mel Murray, former owner, WFOB Curator emeritus, Fostoria, Ohio Glass Heritage Gallery "I thoroughly enjoyed reading Paul Krupp's columns in the Fostoria Reveiw Times when they appeared. His recounting the history of Fostoria in his columns explained the past and also helped to explain why some present situations exist, which was very beneficial as the mayor." -Barbara L. Marley, Mayor, 1990-95 "The always interesting, informative columns of Paul Krupp constitute a community treasure. Collecting and publishing them will provide a wonderful addition to the historical record of Fostoria." -James E. Bailey, Mayor, 1996-99 "Paul H. Krupp's Fostoria, Ohio book is a great historic account of a great city. By compiling historical articles that appreared for over twelve years in the local newspaper, this book captures the essence of the wonderful way of life in Fostoria, Ohio. It is a must read for every Fostorian as well as all Americans." -John Davoli, Mayor, 2000-

Reach For The Stars

Author: Dan McCool
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496961811
Size: 18,50 MB
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Wrestling is as much a part of winter in Iowa as is snow and cold. Dreams of state championships begin in elementary school and, since 1972, come to fruition—or heartbreakingly fall short—at an arena in Des Moines in February or March. The tournament finals sell out, and individuals and teams carve their names on the sport’s history tree each year. Some champions were deaf, some were amputees, but all earn the respect of thousands for their work ethic—a hallmark of the state’s populace. Is this heaven? No, it’s better than that. It’s high school wrestling in Iowa!