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Book of Heroes Or a Sporting Half-Century von Barnes, Simon (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 07.10.2010
  • Verlag: Short Books
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Book of Heroes

Everyones lives will, at some time, have been touched by a moment of sporting heroism. Whether it was Ellen MacArthurs triumphant finish off the French coast in 2005, or Bobby Charltons long-range goal that transformed Englands fortunes against Mexico in 1966, we have all witnessed heroic acts or indeed moments of epic failure and pain that have changed our mortal world, and have lifted us, even if only briefly, out of ourselves. In this gripping new book, Simon Barnes brings together his 50 sporting heroes of the last 50 years and looks at what it is that elevates them to a state of grace and greatness. The world of sport is of course filled with record breakers and medal winners, individuals who have in their way excelled. What Barnes does here is to identify that extra element, that special alchemy that sets these 40 men, 7 women (and 3 horses) apart and places them in their own race the race of heroes.

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 07.10.2010
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781907595295
    Verlag: Short Books
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