Browsing posts tagged: Sports
The Lewis Hamilton Quiz Book

Are you a fan of motor racing? Do you watch the Grands Prix? Have you followed Lewis Hamilton’s record-breaking career on the circuit? If you answered yes to any of the above, you are certain to enjoy this new quiz book all about the British Formula 1 driver?In what year was Lewis Hamilton awarded the […]

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Vroom!

Uncle John has the need . . . for speed! (But he always uses his turn signal.) Hop on in and let the Bathroom Readers’ Institute take you on the ultimate road trip. From the first motorized vehicles to the flying cars of tomorrow, you’ll race around the world to learn about some great sets […]

Kayaking Alone

Kayaking Alone is a narrative of man and nature, one-on-one, but also of man and nature writ large. In the stories of the river guides and rangers, biologists and ranchers, American Indians and dam workers he meets along the way, the rich and complicated life of the river emerges in a striking, often painfully clear […]

Australian Sport – Better by Design?

Australians have invested an enormous amount of emotional and physical capital in their sporting systems and structures. While Australian sport has many times been dissected from a historical and cultural perspective, there is little detailed analysis of sport’s relationship with government.The book focuses on sport policy, and examines the ways in which government has affected the […]

Swimming With The Devilfish

Dave „The Devilfish“ Ulliott has taken the poker world by storm since beginning to play at the age of 16. A world-class player, he is one of the most feared players on the ever-burgeoning global poker circuit. The Devilfish is a working-class man from Hull who was a petty criminal at 16, a safe-breaker who […]

Samuel Lipschutz

Samuel Lipschutz was born in Hungary in 1863 and emigrated to New York in 1880. He joined the Manhattan and New York chess clubs, and soon became champion of the latter, representing it at the British Chess Association Congress in London in 1886. Naturalized in 1888, he was the highest-placed American in the Sixth American […]

The World Champions I Knew

Genna Sosonko lived the first 29 years of his life in Leningrad. He emigrated to Holland in 1972 and was one of the strongest grandmasters in the world. His bestselling book, Russian Silhouettes, was shortlisted for the world’s premier chess book award, the British Chess Federation Book of the Year.

Mikhail Botvinnik

The games of Mikhail Botvinnik, world chess champion from 1948 to 1963, have been studied by players around the world for decades. But little has been written about Botvinnik himself. This book explores his unusual dual career–as a highly regarded scientist as well as the first truly professional chess player–as well as his complex relations […]

The NASCAR Quiz Book

This book contains 100 questions on America's favourite motor sport. Questions on your favourite drivers, teams, the most historic victories and questions on the origins of the sport. There are questions here for everybody so buckle up and see how many answers you will get.

The Bluffer’s Guide to Hiking

From ‚Corbetts‘ to ‚Cairns‘, and ‚hills‘ to ‚hillocks‘, here’s everything you need to know to navigate not only the conversation.