Chris Hoy: The Autobiography

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Chris Hoy: The Autobiography

Chris Hoy: The Autobiography

  • Author: Chris Hoy
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007343736
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 320
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Fully updated to include Sir Chris Hoy’s incredible, record-breaking golds at London 2012 (making him his country’s greatest ever Olympian), this is the story of a sporting legend in his own words.

The Climb

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The Climb

The Climb

The Autobiography

  • Author: Chris Froome
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241969433
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 448
  • View: 592
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On 26th July 2015, Chris Froome entered the record books. He won cycling's ultimate race - the Tour de France - for the second time. Taking a double Yellow Jersey was a staggering achievement. This memoir shows just how remarkable it was, given the uphill struggle Froome faced. Growing up in Kenya, biking down mile after mile of dusty road, and staying in a humble tin hut, he developed a fierce passion and determination to win. The road to Europe was long, gruelling and filled with setbacks - but it prepared him for teamwork as a domestique and then the leap to leader of Team Sky and a shot at winning the Tour de France. In The Climb, written with the renowned investigative reporter David Walsh, he vividly recounts the struggles, the rivalries, the battles, the comebacks. Finally he traces his path to triumph and his mission to help clean up cycling. Inspiring and exhilarating, it will leave you ready to face your own challenges in life, whatever they may be. 'Engaging, vividly evoked' Mail on Sunday, Books of the Year 'What Chris has done is phenomenal' Sir Chris Hoy

Running My Life - The Autobiography

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Running My Life - The Autobiography

Running My Life - The Autobiography

Winning On and Off the Track

  • Author: Seb Coe
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1444731041
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 492
  • View: 9817
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One second in time may separate the great athlete from the merely good. Seb Coe has made every second count. From an early age he has been driven to be the best at everything he does. Since the moment Coe stood alongside a 'scrubby' municipal running track in Sheffield, he knew that sport could change his life. It did. Breaking an incredible twelve world records and three of them in just forty-one days, Seb became the only athlete to take gold at 1500 metres in two successive Olympic Games (Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984). The same passion galvanised Coe in 2005, when he led Britain's bid to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games to London. He knew that if we won it would regenerate an East London landscape and change the lives of thousands of young people. It has. Born in Hammersmith and coached by his engineer father, Coe went from a secondary modern school and Loughborough University to become the fastest middle-distance runner of his generation. His rivalry with Steve Ovett gripped a nation and made Britain feel successful at a time of widespread social discontent. From sport Coe transferred his ideals to politics, serving in John Major's Conservative government from 1992 to 1997 and developing 'sharp elbows' to become chief of staff to William Hague, leader of the Party from 1997 to 2001 and finally a member of the House of Lords. Running My Life is in turns exhilarating, inspiring, amusing, and extremely moving. Everyone knows where Sebastian Coe ended up. Few people realise how he got there. This is his personal journey.

Scotland: The Autobiography

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Scotland: The Autobiography

Scotland: The Autobiography

2,000 Years of Scottish History by Those Who Saw it Happen

  • Author: Rosemary Goring
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 014191064X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 512
  • View: 5291
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Now in a revised edition with extra material and a new introduction for 2014. 'In a year which will see the Scots vote on independence, this book is a timely reminder of their country's fascinating past' Independent 'History caught on the hoof and the wing by those who were actually there - a brilliant selection' Andrew Marr A vivid, wide-ranging and engrossing account of Scotland's history, composed of eye-witness accounts by those who experienced it first-hand. Contributors range from Tacitus, Mary Queen of Scots and Oliver Cromwell to Adam Smith, David Livingstone and Billy Connolly. These include key historic moments - ranging from Bannockburn and Flodden to the SNP parliamentary victory in 2007 - along with a vast array of wonderfully readable insights into the everyday life of Scotland through the millennia. This is living, accesible history told by crofters, criminals, servants, house-wives, poets, journalists, nurses, politicians, novelists, prisoners, comedians, sportsmen and many more. 'An unqualified triumph, superb, a real page-turner . . . what a stirring, dramatic, poignant story it has been' Alexander McCall Smith, Spectator 'Fascinating and very valuable. Goring gives us vivid snapshots of Scottish life and history from Neolithic times . . . should find a place in every Scottish home' Allan Massie, Scotsman Rosemary Goring took a degree in Economics and Social History at St Andrews University. She started her career in publishing in the role of in-house editor for Chambers Biographical Dictionary and has since edited and written for many reference books, among them the Larousse Dictionaries of Writers and Literary Characters. She was Literary Editor of Scotland on Sunday for several years before becoming Literary Editor of the Herald.

Bradley Wiggins: My Time

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Bradley Wiggins: My Time

Bradley Wiggins: My Time

An Autobiography

  • Author: Bradley Wiggins
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448161398
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 352
  • View: 2197
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On 22 July 2012 Bradley Wiggins made history as the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France. Ten days later at the London Olympic Games he won gold in the time trial to become his country’s most decorated Olympian. In an instant ‘Wiggo’, the kid from Kilburn, was a national hero. Outspoken, honest, intelligent and fearless, Wiggins has been hailed as the people’s champion. From his lowest ebb following a catastrophic attempt to conquer the 2012 Tour and the loss of his granddad who had raised him as a boy, My Time tells the story of his remarkable journey to win the world's toughest race. INCLUDES A BRAND NEW CHAPTER SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARD FOR BEST AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Joanna Rowsell Shand: Full Circle - My Autobiography

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Joanna Rowsell Shand: Full Circle - My Autobiography

Joanna Rowsell Shand: Full Circle - My Autobiography

  • Author: Joanna Rowsell Shand
  • Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
  • ISBN: 1786068648
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 300
  • View: 1920
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Candid, poignant and written with characteristic honesty and self-deprecating wit, this is a story of grit, determination and triumph over adversity that will leave you feeling encouraged and inspired. When Joanna Rowsell Shand, then thirteen, decided to take on a challenge set by representatives from British Cycling visiting her school, she didn't realise that decision would change her life. In fact, she was mainly motivated by the prospect of escaping a double maths lesson. As it turned out, Jo's power output was off the chart - the highest ever recorded for a female of her age, and she was quickly talent spotted for the junior cycling team. Not that the journey between that moment and Jo's subsequent status as a setter of multiple world records and a double Olympic champion was plain-sailing. With no cycling experience, Jo was well behind her peers who had been prepped for life on a bike since their infancy. In addition, Jo was - and remains to this day - a very shy girl, not least because of her condition, alopecia universalis, which took her hair from her just as her teenage years were about to strike. This is the story of how she battled her insecurities and doubts, as well as judgement, and even ridicule, from people around her, to became one of the most successful and respected athletes of her era. All of which, she accomplished without compromising any of the essential good-heartedness and optimism that characterises her. If you have ever been tempted to believe 'nice girls finish last', let this book disabuse you of that myth. If you have ever felt your anxiety, social awkwardness or lack of body confidence has held you back, Jo's story will motivate you to realise you are so much more than the labels people find for you.

My Name'5 DODDIE

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My Name'5 DODDIE

My Name'5 DODDIE

The Autobiography

  • Author: Doddie Weir
  • Publisher: Black & White Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781785302428
  • Category: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Page: 288
  • View: 7688
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There has never been anyone quite like Doddie Weir. A giant of the game and a rugby icon, his unique story is charged with a passion for living life to the full. In a rugby career which had huge highs and shocking lows, Doddie faced some of the game's greatest players, from Jonny Wilkinson to Jonah Lomu, Brian O'Driscoll to Scott Quinnell and Martin Johnson to Joost van der Westhuizen, and set stadiums alight when "on the charge like a mad giraffe". Now, at the age of 48, Doddie faces an entirely different adversary: Motor Neurone Disease. But Doddie Weir has never been one to shy away from a challenge, on or off the pitch, and he has faced up to MND with undaunted positivity, using his boundless energy to raise funds for MND research and support.

Power Play: Sport, the Media and Popular Culture

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Power Play: Sport, the Media and Popular Culture

Power Play: Sport, the Media and Popular Culture

Sport, the Media and Popular Culture

  • Author: Raymond Boyle
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748635947
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 264
  • View: 6368
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The fully revised and updated version of this classic text examines the link between three key obsessions of the 21st century: the media, sport and popular culture. Gathering new material from around the 2007 Rugby World Cup, the Beijing Olympics and the rise of new sports stars such as boxing's Amir Khan and cycling's Victoria Pendleton, the authors explore a wide range of sports, as well as issues including nationalism, gender, race, political economy and the changing patterns of media sport consumption.For those interested in media and sport the second edition combines new and original material with an overview of the developing field of media sport, and examines the way in which the media has increasingly come to dominate how sport is played, organized and thought about in society. It traces the historical evolution of the relationship between sport and the media and examines the complex business relationships that have grown up around television, sponsors and sport.Covers the following topics: the history of media in sport; television, sport and sponsorship; why sport matters to television; sports stars; sports journalism; fans and the audience; sport in the digital media economy.

Heroes, Villains and Velodromes: Chris Hoy and Britain’s Track Cycling Revolution

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Heroes, Villains and Velodromes: Chris Hoy and Britain’s Track Cycling Revolution

Heroes, Villains and Velodromes: Chris Hoy and Britain’s Track Cycling Revolution

  • Author: Richard Moore
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007351682
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
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Fully updated to include the extraordinary scenes at London 2012, where Hoy won two more gold medals to bring his total to six and overtake Sir Steve Redgrave, this is the story of Britain's greatest ever Olympian.

Language, Identity and Cycling in the New Media Age

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Language, Identity and Cycling in the New Media Age

Language, Identity and Cycling in the New Media Age

Exploring Interpersonal Semiotics in Multimodal Media and Online Texts

  • Author: Patrick Kiernan
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137519517
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 306
  • View: 7675
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This book examines how identities associated with cycling are evoked, narrated and negotiated in a media context dominated by digital environments. Arguing that the nature of identity is being impacted by the changing nature of the material and semiotic resources available for making meaning, the author introduces an approach to exploring such identity positioning through the interrelated frameworks of Systemic Functional Linguistics and Multimodal Analysis, and illustrates how this happens in practice. The book is divided into three parts, each of which focuses on a different aspect of identity and media environment. Part I considers celebrity identities in the conventional media of print and television. Part II investigates community and leisure / sporting identity through an online cycling forum, while Part III examines corporate identity realised through corporate websites, consumer reviews and Youtube channels. This unique volume will appeal to students and scholars of discourse analysis, applied linguistics and the world of cycling.