Fedegraphica  A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger Federer Book

Fedegraphica A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger Federer


  • Author : Mark Hodgkinson
  • Publisher : White Lion Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-05-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781318386

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Fedegraphica A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger Federer Excerpt :

FEDERER is almost universally recognised as the greatest tennis player of all time; he might also be the greatest athlete. Adored around the world, Federer has become one of sport's most iconic and popular figures. In this innovative graphic biography, Federer's genius is explored and celebrated like never before, with beautiful infographics looking at his serving patterns, the speed of his shots, the spin he generates, his movement, as well as his performance in high-pressure situations such as tiebreaks and Grand Slam finals. Federer's astonishing records - no man has won more majors, or spent more weeks as the world number one - are also showcased against his rivals and the legends of the game. Drawing on his conversations with Federer, as well as exclusive interviews with those close to the Swiss, Mark Hodgkinson tells the story of how a young hothead from Basel transformed himself into a calm and poised athlete who came to dominate tennis. And who, while deep in his thirties, has continued to seek improvements, to challenge men many years younger than him and to contend for the sport's biggest prizes. The infographics, stunning photography and insight and analysis - from Federer's rivals, idols, coaches and members of his inner circle - will give you a new appreciation of his greatness and how his tennis has moved so many people.

Fedegraphica Book

Fedegraphica


  • Author : Mark Hodgkinson
  • Publisher : Aurum
  • Release Date : 2016-06-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781316092

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Fedegraphica Excerpt :

FEDERER is almost universally recognised as the greatest tennis player of all time; he might also be the greatest athlete. Adored around the world, Federer has become one of sport's most iconic and popular figures. In this innovative graphic biography, Federer's genius is explored and celebrated like never before, with beautiful infographics looking at his serving patterns, the speed of his shots, the spin he generates, his movement, as well as his performance in high-pressure situations such as tiebreaks and Grand Slam finals. Federer's astonishing records - no man has won more majors, or spent more weeks as the world number one - are also showcased against his rivals and the legends of the game. Drawing on his conversations with Federer, as well as exclusive interviews with those close to the Swiss, Mark Hodgkinson tells the story of how a young hothead from Basel transformed himself into a calm and poised athlete who came to dominate tennis. And who, while deep in his thirties, has continued to seek improvements, to challenge men many years younger than him and to contend for the sport's biggest prizes. The infographics, stunning photography and insight and analysis - from Federer's rivals, idols, coaches and members of his inner circle - will give you a new appreciation of his greatness and how his tennis has moved so many people.

Roger Federer Book

Roger Federer


  • Author : Chris Bowers
  • Publisher : Blake Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 1843583895

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Roger Federer Excerpt :

This biography traces the rise of Roger Federer, from his first tentative strokes with a tennis racket and his choice of tennis over football to how he handled the sudden death of his first real coach and mentor.

Ivan Lendl  The Man Who Made Murray Book

Ivan Lendl The Man Who Made Murray


  • Author : Mark Hodgkinson
  • Publisher : Aurum
  • Release Date : 2014-05-29
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781313114

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Ivan Lendl The Man Who Made Murray Excerpt :

When Andy Murray broke the news in March 2014 that he was parting company with Ivan Lendl it caused shock waves across the world. In just over two years Lendl had turned Murray from a perennial runner-up into the most successful British tennis player since Fred Perry - a winner of the US Open, Olympic Gold and Wimbledon Champion. However, when Murray - a 4 times Grand Slam finalist - announced, in 2011, that he was teaming up with the man they called the 'chokoslovakian' for the number of times he had lost a Slam final, there was widespread consensus that whoever had made the decision was either a genius or taking a huge gamble. Lendl, who had fled from behind the Iron Curtain at the height of the Cold War to move to America in order to pursue his tennis dreams, was everything that his contemporaries – McEnroe, Becker, Connors – were not. And yet, after falling at the final hurdle 4 times, he went on to win 8 Grand Slams. But there was one title missing – Wimbledon. And he was obsessed by it. So what did Lendl and Murray see in each other that no one else did? What did Lendl do to turn Murray from a perennial runner-up to US Open Champion and the first Briton to lift the Wimbledon trophy in 77 years? Going back to Lendl’s roots and through extensive interviews and analysis of the Murray-Lendl axis seen at close quarters, Mark Hodgkinson reveals the magic formula that Lendl used to turn Murray into a champion. In so doing he lifts the lid on their relationship, and how it came to an end, which made this left-field combination the most successful in British tennis history.

Runner s World Guide to Running   Pregnancy Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Runner s World Guide to Running Pregnancy


  • Author : Chris Lundgren
  • Publisher : Rodale
  • Release Date : 2003-09-20
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781579547479

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Runner s World Guide to Running Pregnancy Excerpt :

A pregnant reader's guide to staying active and fit during pregnancy arms expectant mothers with everything they need to know about running during this important time, presented in a month-by-month format. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Adaptation to Life Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Adaptation to Life


  • Author : George E. Vaillant
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674072152

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Adaptation to Life Excerpt :

Between 1939 and 1942, one of America's leading universities recruited 268 of its healthiest and most promising undergraduates to participate in a revolutionary new study of the human life cycle. George Vaillant, director of this study, took the measure of the Grant Study men. The result was the compelling, provocative classic, Adaptation to Life, which poses fundamental questions about the individual differences in confronting life's stresses.

Coaching Badminton 101 Book

Coaching Badminton 101


  • Author : Gong Chen
  • Publisher : Coaches Choice Books
  • Release Date : 2009-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 1606790382

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Coaching Badminton 101 Excerpt :

Coaching Badminton 101 is a book for everyone who wants to learn how to play, coach, or teach badminton and experience the fun of badminton games and tournaments. The book systematically presents all the fundamental and advanced skills while utilizing photographs, illustrations, and diagrams to provide readers with clear visual representations of critical skills and strategies. The session plan in the book provides teachers and coaches with suggestions of how to successfully conduct each lesson in order to ensure quality teaching and learning. The book demonstrates that with proper and systematic training, badminton can be a fun and exciting game for anyone. Chapters include: Introduction (the state of badminton in the US, benefits, etiquette, common injuries, and motivation to play), Preparation for Training (attire and equipment, equipment selection, warm-up, cool-down, and body conditioning), Badminton Basics (grips, racket motion and shuttlecock flight directions, ready stances, court positions, footwork, shuttlecock-handling exercises, and footwork training), Serves and Returns, Underhand Clear Shot, Overhead Clear Shot, Overhead Drop Shot, Smash, Drive Shot and Push Shot, Net Drop Shot, Singles Game Strategies, Doubles Game Strategies, Coaching High School Badminton, and Teaching Badminton. The book also contains an appendix containing the basic simplified badminton rules.

This Perfect Day Book
Score: 3.5
From 21 Ratings

This Perfect Day


  • Author : Ira Levin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-11-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781605989365

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This Perfect Day Excerpt :

By the author of Rosemary‘s Baby, a horrifying journey into a future only Ira Levin could imagine. Considered one of the great dystopian novels—alongside Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World—Ira Levin's frightening glimpse into the future continues to fascinate readers even forty years after publication. The story is set in a seemingly perfect global society. Uniformity is the defining feature; there is only one language and all ethnic groups have been eugenically merged into one race called “The Family.“ The world is ruled by a central computer called UniComp that has been programmed to keep every single human on the surface of the earth in check. People are continually drugged by means of regular injections so that they can never realize their potential as human beings, but will remain satisfied and cooperative. They are told where to live, when to eat, whom to marry, when to reproduce. even the basic facts of nature are subject to the UniComp's will—men do not grow facial hair, women do not develop breasts, and it only rains at night. With a vision as frightening as any in the history of the science fiction genre, This Perfect Day is one of Ira Levin's most haunting novels.

Federer Book

Federer


  • Author : Iain Spragg
  • Publisher : Carlton Books
  • Release Date : 2019-05
  • Genre: Tennis players
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 1787392406

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Federer Excerpt :

This superb biography, filled with photographs from his sensationalcareer, follows Roger Federer from his first steps in tennis in the juniortournaments right through to the main professional circuit.Federer: Portrait of a Tennis Legend is an illustrated biography of a manwho has graced the world of tennis for more than two decades, playingwith grace, panache, and magnificent sportsmanship. He who hastranscended tennis to become one of the greatest sportsmen of thetwenty-first century. This portrait illustrates his great rivalries, his greatmatches and his great victories.

Serena Book

Serena


  • Author : Mark Hodgkinson
  • Publisher : White Lion Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781319079

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Serena Excerpt :

Serena Williams is the most successful tennis player – male or female – of the modern, professional era, with more Grand Slams than either Steffi Graf or Roger Federer. Always a fierce competitor, her story – which began on the cracked public courts of Compton, L.A. – is also one of overcoming challenges through sheer determination, drive and talent. In this innovative illustrated biography, Serena's tennis is explored like never before: stunning graphics explore her serving patterns, signature power groundstrokes, and her movement – as well as showcasing her astonishing records, spanning over two decades in the tennis elite. Drawing on conversations with Serena over the course of her career, and on interviews with those closest to her, this is the ultimate celebration of arguably the greatest tennis player of all time and, without question, a true global icon.

Dark Wild Night Book
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

Dark Wild Night


  • Author : Christina Lauren
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476777948

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Dark Wild Night Excerpt :

When three college besties meet three hot guys in Vegas, anything could--and does--happen.

Chasing Water Book
Score: 3
From 8 Ratings

Chasing Water


  • Author : Anthony Ervin
  • Publisher : Akashic Books
  • Release Date : 2016-03-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9781617754647

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Chasing Water Excerpt :

The Olympic swimmer reveals the wild and challenging journey that took place between two gold medals: “Inspiring, humorous, and often profound.”—People Magazine Anthony Ervin is an Olympic swimmer who won the gold at nineteen—and that may be one of the least interesting things about him. An athlete of Jewish and African-American descent who is also a practicing Buddhist, he auctioned off the medal he won in Sydney to help raise funds for victims of the 2004 tsunami. He had grown up battling Tourette’s syndrome, and later struggled with suicidal depression, drinking and drugs, and a period of homelessness. This blend of memoir and biography, written by Ervin in collaboration with trainer Constantine Markides, is part spiritual quest, part self-destructive bender involving Zen temples, fast motorcycles, tattoo parlors, and rock 'n' roll bands—revealing the journey that preceded his remarkable 2016 Olympic comeback as the oldest individual gold medal winner in swimming. Winner of the 2018 Buck Dawson Author Award presented by the International Swimming Hall of Fame “Gripping…Readers will understand the psyche and life of elite athletes as never before.”—Library Journal “A celebrated Olympian recounts how he rose to the top of his sport, crashed, and found redemption…The author never flinches at revealing his less-than-perfect past, and the humility he demonstrates at coming to terms with his own egotism and personal shortcomings makes the book frequently compelling. A provocative and refreshingly honest redemption memoir.”—Kirkus Reviews

But Seriously Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

But Seriously


  • Author : John McEnroe
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2017-06-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316324878

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But Seriously Excerpt :

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER John McEnroe's long-awaited follow-up to his #1 bestseller He is one of the most controversial and beloved athletes in history, a tennis legend and a volcanic, mesmerizing presence. But after reaching the top of his game - what came next? Fifteen years after his international number-one bestseller You Cannot Be Serious, John McEnroe is back and ready to talk. Now the undisputed elder statesman of tennis, McEnroe has won over his critics as a brilliant commentator at the US Open, Wimbledon, and other Grand Slam tournaments - with outspoken views on the modern game, its top players, and the world of 21st century sport and celebrity. Who are the game's winners and losers? What's it like playing guitar onstage with the Rolling Stones, hitting balls with today's greats, confronting his former on-court nemeses, getting scammed by an international art dealer, and raising a big family while balancing McEnroe-sized expectations? In But Seriously, John McEnroe confronts his demons and reveals his struggle to reinvent himself from champion and tennis legend to father, broadcaster, and author. The result is a richly personal account, blending anecdote and reflection with razor sharp and brutally honest opinions, all in McEnroe's signature style. This is the sports book of the year: wildly entertaining, very funny, surprisingly touching, and 100% McEnroe.

DAVID S MIGHTY MEN Book

DAVID S MIGHTY MEN


  • Author : C. David Jones
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2009-08-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469114545

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DAVID S MIGHTY MEN Excerpt :

FOREWORD Every man who is a success, regardless of how gifted he may be, did not manage to achieve his goals, rank, station or wealth by his own efforts, but he is indebted to a number of key persons in his life without whose mentoring, support, and encouragement he would quite likely have been a miserable failure! * * * KING DAVID of Israel was surrounded by a magnificent corps of extraordinarily strong, courageous, unflinchingly brave and self-sacrificing men who were his confidants, his personal bodyguard, and comrades-at-arms. They were the special elite corps of fearless warriors whose devotion to their king placed his welfare and that of his kingdom above their own personal safety – every one of these champions would gladly have sacrificed his own life to honor, advance and protect the life of their king. The annals of Holy Scripture single them out by the accolade that marks them as David’s Mighty Men. Their names are recorded in the Hebrew Old Testament book of II Samuel, chapter 23, verses 8-39. They were thirty-seven of the most fierce and dedicated warriors that ever lived. In a parallel list of these men which is recorded in I Chronicles 11:11-47, the number of warriors is expanded by 16 names (I Ch. 11:41-47), probably because additional men were added to replace those who had died, some in battle, giving their lives for their king. They were truly men of extraordinary valor, physical might and unwavering loyalty. They were a combination of “combat commandos,” “stealth rangers,” “navy seals,” “green beret,” “special ops” and “Delta forces” who had acquired the skills of battle demanded to survive and conquer in hand-to-hand warfare. They engaged in clandestine operations and were often outnumbered by staggering odds pitted against them, yet they stood their ground. Time after time on fields of battle they were “the last men standing.” They defended their king and gained victory over their enemies by sheer strength of dete

Who Cares Wins Book

Who Cares Wins


  • Author : David Jones
  • Publisher : Pearson UK
  • Release Date : 2012-06-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780273762973

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Who Cares Wins Excerpt :

Written by the CEO of Havas Worldwide, this bookshows you how to use social media to engage with customers and grow your business. This isn't a book about social media and the inexorable rise of Facebook and Twitter. Nor is it a book about CSR or business doing good. Instead it's actually the first book that recognises that far from being two separate subjects, they are intrinsically interlinked. And that the most successful leaders and businesses in the future will be those who are the most socially responsible.