Driving Ambition My Autobiography

Driving Ambition   My Autobiography

This is an honest and entertaining story of a quiet, modest but fiercely ambitious man who became a magnificent man-manager, leading England to victory in the 2009 Ashes series and again in Australia the following year.

Author: Andrew Strauss

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444722161

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Andrew Strauss, one of the most successful and respected England cricket captains of the modern era, announced his retirement from professional cricket at the end of 2012. In DRIVING AMBITION he gives a candid account of the highs and lows of his remarkable career for Middlesex and England. An outstanding opening batsman and natural leader, Andrew Strauss captained his country in 50 of his 100 Tests. During his time in charge, England emerged from a turbulent and controversial period to become the world's top team. Fully updated to cover the past year in Andrew's life; the transition from player to pundit and the fortunes of English cricket. This is an honest and entertaining story of a quiet, modest but fiercely ambitious man who became a magnificent man-manager, leading England to victory in the 2009 Ashes series and again in Australia the following year. Strauss is a fine raconteur and this revealing autobiography will appeal to all those who love cricket.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

England The Biography

England  The Biography

... Playing for Keeps (BBC Books, 2003) Strauss, Andrew, Winning the Ashes
Down Under: The Captain's Story (Hodder & Stoughton, 2011) Strauss, Andrew,
Driving Ambition: My Autobiography (Hodder & Stoughton, 2013) Streeton,
Richard, ...

Author: Simon Wilde

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471154867

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 512

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'An astonishing work of research, detail and revelation. Bulging with information, packed with nuggets.' John Etheridge, Sun 'Superbly researched... His eye for detail never wavers. It’s a pleasure to read.' Vic Marks, Observer 'The Cricket Book of the Year: Dauntingly comprehensive and surprisingly light-footed.' Simon Briggs, Daily Telegraph England: The Biography is the most comprehensive account of the England cricket team that has ever been published, taking the reader into the heart of the action and the team dynamics that have helped shape their success, or otherwise. It is now 140 years since England first played Test match cricket and, for much of that time, it has struggled to perform to the best of its capabilities. In the early years, amateurs would pick and choose which matches and tours they would play; subsequently, the demands of the county game - and the petty jealousies that created - would prevent many from achieving their best. It was only in the 1990s that central contracts were brought in, and Team England began to receive the best possible support from an ever-increasing backroom team. But cricket isn't just about structures, it depends like no other sport on questions of how successful the captain is in motivating and leading his team, and how well different personalities and egos are integrated and managed in the changing room. From Joe Root and Alastair Cook back to Mike Atherton, Mike Brearley and Ray Illingworth, England captains have had a heavy influence on proceedings. Recent debates over Kevin Pietersen were nothing new, as contemporaries of W.G.Grace would doubtless recognise. As England play their 1000th Test, this is a brilliant and unmissable insight into the ups and downs of that story.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Art of Centuries

The Art of Centuries

... Off: My Life in Cricket (Simon & Schuster, 2013) Purandare, Vaibhav, Sachin
Tendulkar: The Definitive Biography (The ... Ed, Luck: What It Means and Why It
Matters (Bloomsbury, 2012) Strauss, Andrew, Driving Ambition: My
Autobiography ...

Author: Steve James

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448170906

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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A century has always had a special resonance, in all walks of life, and none more so than in cricket. Scoring one hundred runs is the ultimate for a batsman. As former England captain Andrew Strauss admits, it's incredibly hard to do; for Ricky Ponting, it's a transformational moment in the career of a cricketer. Or in the words of Geoffrey Boycott, 'a century has its own magic'. In The Art of Centuries, Steve James applies his award-winning forensic insight to the very heart of batting. Through interviews with the leading run-scorers in cricket history and his own experiences, Steve discovers what mental and physical efforts are required to reach those magical three figures. Despite his own haul of 47 first-class tons, he himself felt at times that he was poorly equipped for the task. So working out how to score centuries is an art. And bowlers might not agree, but there really is no better feeling in cricket.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

University Cricket and Emerging Adulthood

University Cricket and Emerging Adulthood

Qualitative Health Research, 8(5), 644–664. Stier, J. (2007). Game, name and
fame—Afterwards, will I still be the same? International Review for the Sociology
of Sport, 42(1), 99–111. Strauss, A. (2013). Driving Ambition: My Autobiography.

Author: Harry C. R. Bowles

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319762821

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

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This book provides a detailed ethnographic account of the lives and experiences of a group of male, university-based academy cricketers transitioning into (and away from) professional sport. Set in one of the six university centres of cricket excellence established by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2000 as a pathway into professional cricket, the study examines the nature of the university cricket experience in relation to a process of occupational identity-exploration and development. Through a series of empirical insights, the author illustrates the tension between aspiration and reality players encountered in deciding whether cricket, as an occupation and future identity-commitment, was right for them. In so doing, the book reveals the questions of identity generated by players’ interactions with their cricketing environment relating to their lives as student-cricketers and as young people. University Cricket and Emerging Adulthood will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, sport coaching, sport policy and leisure studies.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Out of the Rough

Out of the Rough

In Out of the Rough, Barclay describes with humor and honesty the highs and lows of his life on and off the course—as well as in and out of the bar.

Author: Barclay Howard

Publisher: Mainstream

ISBN: 1840185112

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Barclay Howard could hardly see for the tears of pride in his eyes as he lined up for his putt on the final green of the Open at Troon. The jovial Scot has won the coveted Silver Medal for the Championship's leading amateur - but it was the extraordinary story behind his triumph which gained him world-wide fame. Barclay Howard overcame years of alcoholism and a ban from the game he loved to reach the pinnacle of his career. 'It was the greatest moment of my life', he admitted. Finally, after years of battling his demons, he was on top of the world - but that world was about to be cruelly torn apart yet again. Just six weeks after those incredible four days at Troon he was diagnosed with leukaemia. In the months that followed, the pain from his chemotherapy treatment becams so great he eve nbegged his sister to help him die. With the love and help of his wife and young daughter though, he has now beaten a second killer illness and has his eyes set on another crack at Open Glory. In Out of the Rough, Barclay describes with humour and searing honesty, the highs and lows of his life on and off the coure - as well as in and out of the bar. His story is terrifying and heart warming.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Tina

Tina

An Autobiography with Genealogy Justina E. Smith. CHAPTER I MY GOALS AND
OUR FAMILY TREE JOR YEARS I have possessed a driving ambition to write K
my life story . During my active middle years I could not find time to get at this ...

Author: Justina E. Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071137965

Category: Flint (Mich.)

Page: 217

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Life and some genealogy of Justina Eliza White Smith (1890-1987), who was born in Michigan to Nathan Ira White (1858-1945) and Ester Ann Sage (1858-1936) of Mundy, Michigan. She was married to Vernon H. Smith in 1914 in Owosso.
Categories: Flint (Mich.)

Twin Ambitions My Autobiography

Twin Ambitions   My Autobiography

N 6 July 2005 I was behind the wheelofmy car, driving up to a race scheduled to
take place in Manchester that weekend, ... Of course it was my ambition to
compete for mycountryin the Olympics, butit's dangerous to look into the future, so
I ...

Author: Mo Farah

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444779592

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 143

4 August, 2012. Super Saturday. On the most electric night in the history of British sport, Mo Farah braved the pain and punishment to seize Olympic gold in the 10,000m - and in the process went from being a talented athlete to a national treasure. Seven days later, Mo seized his second gold at the 5000m to go where no British distance runner has gone before. Records have tumbled before him: European track records at 1500m, 5000m indoors, and 10,000m; British track records at 5000m, 3000m indoors and 10k on the road have all fallen to Mohamed 'Mo' Farah: the boy from Somalia who came to Britain at the age of eight, leaving behind his twin brother, and with just a few words of English, and a natural talent for running. His secondary school PE teacher Alan Watkinson spotted his potential and began easing this human gazelle towards the racetrack. In 2001 Mo showed his promise by winning the 5000m at the European Junior Championships. Soon he was smashing a string of British and European records. He began living with a group of elite Kenyan runners, following their strict regime of run, sleep, eat and rest. Mo was determined to leave no stone uncovered in his bid for distance-running glory. After a disappointing Olympics in Beijing Mo took the bold decision to relocate to Portland, Oregon to work under legendary coach Alberto Salazar. The results were emphatic as Mo took silver at the 10,000m and then raced to gold in the 5000m at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu. Even better would soon follow at London 2012. TWIN AMBITIONS is much more than an autobiography by a great Olympic champion. It's a moving human story of a man who grew up in difficult circumstances, separated from his family at an early age, who struggled to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles and realise his dream.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

My Way

My Way

An Autobiography Paul Anka, David Dalton ... My career had started . . . and
endedjust as fast. ... with Richard Dreyfuss and the latter a popular novel by Budd
Schul— berg about the driving ambition of the story's central figure: Sammy Glick.

Author: Paul Anka

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250035202

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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A teen idol of the 1950s who virtually invented the singer/songwriter/heartthrob combination that still tops pop music today, Paul Anka rocketed to fame with a slew of hits-from "Diana" to "Put Your Head on my Shoulder"-that earned him a place touring with the major stars of his era, including Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Buddy Holly. He wrote Holly's last hit, and just missed joining the rocker on his final, fatal plane flight. Anka also stepped in front of the camera in the teen beach-party movie era, scoring the movies and romancing their starlets, including Annette Funicello. When the British invasion made his fans swoon for a new style of music-and musician--Anka made sure he wasn't conquered. A rapier-canny businessman and image-builder who took his career into his own hands-just as he had from the very beginning, swiping his mother's car at fourteen to drive himself, underage, to his first gigs in Quebec-Anka toured the world until he could return home in triumph. A charter member of the Rat Pack, he wrote the theme music for The Tonight Show as well as his friend Frank Sinatra's anthem "My Way". By the 1970s, a multi-decade string of pop chart-toppers, including "Puppy Love" and "(You're) Having My Baby", cemented his status as an icon. My Way is bursting with rich, rollicking stories of the business and the people in Anka's life: Elizabeth Taylor, Dodi Fayed, Tom Jones, Michael Jackson, Adnan Khashoggi, Little Richard, Brooke Shields, Johnny Roselli, Sammy Davis, Jr., Brigitte Bardot, Barnum & Bailey Circus acrobats, and many more. Anka is forthcoming, funny and smart as a whip about the business he's been in for almost six decades. My Way moves from New York to Vegas, from the casino stage to backstages all over the world. It's the most entertaining autobiography of the year.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Medici Effect

Medici Effect

Stuart Whitmore, “Driving Ambition,” Asiaweek, 25 July 1999. ... Richard Branson
gives an excellent account of this story in his autobiography Losing My Virginity:
How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way (New ...

Author: Frans Johansson

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781422148037

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 872

Why do so many world-changing insights come from people with little or no related experience? Charles Darwin was a geologist when he proposed the theory of evolution. And it was an astronomer who finally explained what happened to the dinosaurs. Frans Johansson’s The Medici Effect shows how breakthrough ideas most often occur when we bring concepts from one field into a new, unfamiliar territory, and offers examples how we can turn the ideas we discover into path-breaking innovations.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Autocar

Autocar

My Smart knowledge is based on two years' ownership of a grey- imported
Coupe; a very er\joyable memory. But if I were asked ... Most impressed with
Richard Burns's autobiography, Driving Ambition, sensibly launched in v Rally
GB week.

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047908168

Category: Automobiles

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Categories: Automobiles

Plain Truth

Plain Truth

In addition , she had a driving ambition for her childrenall of whom made
significant marks in life . My father not only Joseph J ... 1 ast year my
autobiography , The Anatomy of an Entrepreneur , was published by ICS Press . I
am a chemical ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105016129442

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Seve

Seve

The Autobiography Severiano Ballesteros. Chapter 50. Thirty-three. Years. Later.
Thirty-three years passed between my first outing as a professional – thirty-two
from my first Open – and the ... Moreover, I no longer had the same driving
ambition I had as a youngster to go wherever I had to, to win tournament after ...

Author: Severiano Ballesteros

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446412879

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Now the subject of a major film. Once or twice a generation, an athlete transcends his sport - at last, here's Seve Ballesteros in his own words There are golfers, and there are golfers. And then there's Seve. Severiano Ballesteros was perhaps the most naturally gifted golfer ever to have walked a fairway. From the moment his brother Manuel gave him his first club he was unstoppable. A few weeks before his seventeenth birthday he turned pro. Five years later he won the Open. A genius had arrived. For the best part of two decades Seve dominated the golfing landscape. He played shots others could only dream of. With 94 wins as a professional (including 5 majors) he was a phenomenon, an athlete who transcended his sport. But Seve stood for more than simple excellence. Almost single-handedly, Seve gave European golf credibility; almost single-handedly, he made the Ryder Cup one of the greatest contests in world sport. And when, as captain, he finally lifted the trophy on home soil in 1997, a whole continent rejoiced. His pride and passion have inspired millions, and we have taken him to our hearts. Here, for the first time, Seve tells his own story. From his humble beginnings right up to the present day, here at last is the man behind the magic in his own words. Seve is utterly entertaining, blazingly charismatic and unique. Severiano "Seve" Ballesteros Sota was a Spanish professional golfer and a leading sports figure. He won more than 90 international tournaments in an illustrious career. He first caught the attention of the sporting world in 1976, when at the age of 19 he finished second at The Open. He played a leading role in the re-emergence of European golf, helping the European Ryder Cup team to five wins both as a player and captain. He won the World Match Play Championship a record-tying five times. He is generally regarded as the greatest Continental European golfer of all time and won a record 50 times on the European Tour. Ballesteros died of brain cancer on 7 May 2011, aged 54.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Digby Grand an Autobiography

Digby Grand  an Autobiography

After parade at nine the following morning , I again met my comrades , Spooner
included , clean , fresh , and merry , as though they lived on ... quarters ; and
already I nourished hopes of obtaining an exchange into some crack cavalry
regiment , or - summit of my ambition ! ... in my secret heart , I deemed a fitting
companion for Sir Peregrine's son , even he was given to driving tandems , and
such other ...

Author: George John Whyte Melville

Publisher:

ISBN: IBSI:BI000003070

Category:

Page: 358

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Twenty Years at Hull House with Autobiographical Notes by Jane Addams With a Foreword by Henry Steele Commager Drawings by Norah Hamilton

Twenty Years at Hull House  with Autobiographical Notes  by Jane Addams  With a Foreword by Henry Steele Commager  Drawings by Norah Hamilton

followed the death of my father — this kindly scholar came to see me in order to
bring such comfort as he might and to ... enthusiasm , and it became a driving
ambition with the undergraduates to share in this new and glorious undertaking .

Author: Jane Addams

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004346676

Category: Chicago (Ill.)

Page: 320

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Categories: Chicago (Ill.)

Road Track

Road   Track

Call your order in an our tall free number DIAL 18008266600 wi Ak. H. & Canada
use 715:294-3345 Monday-Friday 8 AM - 4 PM ... $42.95 ALAN JONES:
DRIVING AMBITION By Alan Jones & Keith Botsford. Alan Jones was the 1980
world Driving Champion & this autobiography explains racing and the driver in
more depth ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015010626409

Category: Automobile racing

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Categories: Automobile racing

Autobiographies of American Women Writers to 1914

Autobiographies of American Women Writers to 1914

The driving ambition to " see oneself in print " is not , however , a sine qua non of
these writer - autobiographers . ... content to write for practice and pleasure
during her teens : " I had not then any particular ambition to see myself in print " (
My ...

Author: Rose Lynn Norman

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040425493

Category: American literature

Page: 352

View: 911

Categories: American literature

Written by Herself Autobiographies of American women

Written by Herself  Autobiographies of American women

... enthusiasm , and it became a driving ambition with the undergraduates to
share in this new and glorious undertaking . ... Towards the end of our four years '
course we debated much as to what we were to be , and long before the end of
my ...

Author: Jill K. Conway

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679736336

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

View: 760

Presents excerpts from the autobiographies of fourteen women, including Margery Perham, Isak Dinesen, Meena Alexander, and Vivian Gornick
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

British Book News

British Book News

In a recent book , My Ship is So Small , Mrs. Davison wrote of how she crossed
the Atlantic alone . Last Voyage ( first published in ... and accomplished a work .
The subject - the life and work and driving ambition of this French - born prince ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036923715

Category: Best books

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Categories: Best books

The Psychohistory Review

The Psychohistory Review

autobiography he recalls the day his mother , who " had the uncanny ability to
smell snakes , " ( 27 ) demanded that his father ... That was the beginning of my
driving ambition to hurry and grow up tall and strong , like my daddy , but bigger
and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105013454124

Category: Psychohistory

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Categories: Psychohistory