Glory & Fame

The Rise and Rise of the Essendon Football Club

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Author: John Murray

Publisher: Slattery Media Group

ISBN: 9780980516296

Category: Australian football

Page: 237

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Throughout the 1970s, the Essendon Football Club was at its lowest ebb. The Bombers made just three finals appearances that decade - a huge shock to the system for a club accustomed to regular success. That all changed when Kevin Sheedy walked through the doors of Windy Hill in 1981. Glory and Fame: The Rise and Rise of The Essendon Football Club focuses on Essendon's resurgence from its lowest ebb to become a football superpower. In a series of essays, complemented by strong photography, some of Australia's leading football writers, including Rohan Connolly, Scott Gullan, Emma Quayle, Glenn McFarlane and John Harms, retrace the key moments in the Bombers' renaissance and look at the key people who helped transform the club - on and off the field. Glory and Fame: The Rise and Rise of The Essendon Football Club features in-depth interviews with Kevin Sheedy, James Hird, Tim Watson, Peter Jackson, Terry Daniher, Simon Madden, Michael Long and many others who have been pivotal to the Bombers' success over the past quarter of a century. Plus there is a comprehensive review of each of the Bombers' last four Grand Final triumphs (the drought-breaker of 1984, back-to-back success of 1985, the Baby Bombers of 1993, and the redemption of 2000). Glory and Fame: The Rise and Rise of The Essendon Football Club gives a wonderful insight into how to achieve sporting success and is essential reading for Essendon supporters and all sports fans.

Go Like Hell

Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans

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Author: A. J. Baime

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547416563

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 1475

By the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company, built to bring automobile transportation to the masses, was falling behind. Young Henry Ford II, who had taken the reins of his grandfather’s company with little business experience to speak of, knew he had to do something to shake things up. Baby boomers were taking to the road in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari, whose cars epitomized style, lorded it over the European racing scene. He crafted beautiful sports cars, "science fiction on wheels," but was also called "the Assassin" because so many drivers perished while racing them. Go Like Hell tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company. They would enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, where an adventurous few threw safety and sanity to the wind. They would design, build, and race a car that could beat Ferrari at his own game at the most prestigious and brutal race in the world, something no American car had ever done. Go Like Hell transports readers to a risk-filled, glorious time in this brilliant portrait of a rivalry between two industrialists, the cars they built, and the "pilots" who would drive them to victory, or doom.

Gas, guts and glory

great moments in international auto racing

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Author: Keith Ayling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 242

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BRM

A Mechanic's Tale

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Author: Dick Salmon

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845840828

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 1940

Probably for the first time, criticism is leveled at both Louis Stanley, and the introduction of the H16 engine as contributory factors to the failure of British Racing Motors. Louis Stanley for his freeloading extravagance, and the rather foolish decision by the management to specify such a complicated and bulky power unit.

Automobile

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Automobiles

Page: N.A

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Too Fast A Life

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Author: Martin Shepherd

Publisher: SilverWood Books

ISBN: 1781323208

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

View: 446

MIKE HAWTHORN, BRITAIN'S FIRST WORLD MOTOR RACING CHAMPION, was internationally famous by the time of his death. The dashing young Englishman had just won an epic battle for the title against Stirling Moss in a classic last race duel; similar to that between James Hunt and Nicki Lauda in 1976, and Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in 2014.However, back in the 1950s, Formula 1 was a quasi-amateur sport, in which prizes were modest, the risk of death unimaginably high and where there was scant reporting of the drivers' off-track activities.Mike's penchant for fast driving was matched by an appetite for pretty girls, beer, aeroplanes and practical jokes - all of which got him into a great many scrapes. What usually got him out was his charm.In this re-telling of Mike's story, Too Fast A Life endeavours to paint an unbiased picture of a troubled young man, focusing more on feelings than feeler-gauges, and uniquely questions whether his life could have ended differently.

The Encyclopedia of Film

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Author: James Monaco

Publisher: Perigee

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 596

View: 2483

A collection for laypersons and experts alike, this authoritative work includes biographies of the stars, producers, directors, writers, technical information, and more

Road & Track

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Automobile racing

Page: N.A

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Michael Singer's film directors

a complete guide

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Author: Michael Singer

Publisher: Lone Eagle Publishing Company, LLC

ISBN: 9780943728605

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 584

View: 1711