Flying Finn

Author: Stephen Davison
Editor: Road Racing Legends
ISBN: 9780856408427
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When Stephen Davison first met Martin Finnegan in 2003, it marked the beginning of an enduring friendship. Together, they produced some of the best action shots in the sport's history and created an extraordinary record of a road racing life that was tragically cut short when Martin was killed at the Tandragee 100 in May 2008.

Rules For Becoming A Legend

Author: Timothy S. Lane
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101617764
Size: 14,19 MB
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A spirit-stirring debut about basketball, family, and an unlikely underdog who overcomes adversity to become a legend Basketball prodigy Jimmy “Kamikaze” Kirkus is destined for the NBA. But before he can sail off into a golden future, Jimmy must reckon with a tragic past and with a curse that has haunted his family for generations. His father had been a basketball great himself, but his dreams of stardom were traded in for a hasty marriage and parenthood. Born into a house haunted by wasted talent, alcoholism, and death, will Jimmy fall victim to the Kirkus Curse or break it once and for all? In the same vein as the wildly popular Friday Night Lights, Rules for Becoming a Legend uses sports as a lens through which to understand family, community, catastrophe, and hope. This spirit-igniting debut announces Lane as an extraordinary young writer to watch.

Merchant Vessels Of The United States

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Merchant Vessels Of The United States

Author: United States. Coast Guard
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Modern Finland

Author: Harald Haarmann
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476662029
Size: 15,14 MB
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 Providing a multifaceted view of modern Finland, this book describes its history, culture, language, geography, natural history and the mythology of early peoples. Topics include Fenno-Scandia inhabitants and their environment, traditional naturalism and modern environmentalism, and the salient features of "Finnishness," including an analysis of the Finnish educational system and gender equality. Finland's art, architecture and music are highlighted, along with its peace-keeping missions worldwide. The country's several ethnic groups and their languages are discussed--the Saami, Finns, Finland-Swedes, Russian-speaking peoples, Jews and Gypsies. The author examines Finland's late but rapid development in commerce and industry, with a focus on the history of Nokia Corporation, which grew from a 19th-century manufacturer of pulpwood and rubber boots to a 21st-century international digital communications company.

An Alaskan Christmas Mills Boon Love Inspired Alaskan Grooms Book 6

Author: Belle Calhoune
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1474075827
Size: 16,64 MB
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Her Christmas Match

Masters Track And Field

Author: Leonard T. Olson
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786450565
Size: 19,21 MB
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With some 50,000 men and women competing worldwide, and spectators numbering in the tens of thousands, Masters-level track and field proves that athletes of any age may be recognized by their passion for sports, their interest in fitness, and their skill. In this book-length account of track and field competition by men over 40 and women over 35, the leaders of the Masters program discuss its growth since 1968 and the role of the older athlete in the world of sport. The work also reviews the effects of aging on performance and explains the adjustments of standards and scoring.

Finland

Author: Jennifer Brewer
Editor:
ISBN: 9780864426499
Size: 19,13 MB
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Whether you want to ski across frozen lakes in Finnish Karelia; explore the sailing and fishing paradise of the Aland archipelago; trek through the largest unspoilt wilderness in Europe; or simply relax in a sauna, beating yourself with birch leaves to loosen the travel grime, this is the indispensable guide to Finland. -- activities section covering skiing, snowboarding, trekking, cycling, bird-watching and water sports -- over 70 maps -- comprehensive accommodation, eating and entertainment details -- Finnish and Swedish language sections -- comprehensive history and culture sections -- new expanded section on Turku and touring the west coast

Roger Bannister And The Four Minute Mile

Author: John Bale
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415346078
Size: 10,67 MB
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Roger Bannister was the first person to run the mile in under four minutes. Fifty years on, his status, not just as a champion athlete but also as a true British hero, a gentleman and an amateur from a 'golden era' in sport, retains its unblemished appeal. Until now there has been little criticism and even less close historical study of Bannister and his achievement. This book redresses the balance, presenting a revisionist history of Sir Roger Bannister and in doing so providing fresh insights into the making of this British 'champion'. This book does more than detail the history of a sporting giant. It invites the reader to reconsider the very words often used to describe him - notably 'hero' and 'gentleman amateur'. Informed by contemporary sport science, the text also questions the significance of the four-minute mile. Providing fascinating insights into the history of track racing as well as athletic training methods and the beginnings of sport science, this is not just a testimonial to the legend of Roger Bannister, but instead is the first rigorous historical study of his sporting life and the man behind the legend. It reveals him as an ambivalent athlete, highly achievement-orientated and scientific, but also in love with the freedom of running sensuously in nature, in contrast to the constraints of modern sport.

Sport Quiz

Author: George Coon
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557735831
Size: 13,16 MB
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