I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Author: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241966841

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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I AM ZLATAN - the explosive, critically-acclaimed memoir of Zlatan Ibrahimovich, one of the world's most gifted and controversial footballers 'Guardiola has no balls. He drove me like a Fiat . . . I'm a Ferrari' Zlatan Ibrahimovic - professional football's most mercurial player, Swedish national hero, tabloid fixture, fashion icon, modern-day philosopher and black belt in Taekwondo. Born to a Muslim father from Bosnia, and a Catholic mother from Croatia, Zlatan recounts his extraordinary life story, from his poverty-stricken upbringing as an outsider in Malmö, Sweden, to becoming one of the world's most sought-after and expensive players, gracing Europe's finest clubs, from Ajax to Juventus, Internazionale to Barcelona, Milan to Paris Saint-Germain. I AM ZLATAN reveals a rare and ferocious intelligence, willpower and God-given talent most recently exhibited when Zlatan scored all 4 goals for Sweden in a 4-2 victory against England. His fourth goal, a 30-yard overhead kick with his back to goal is widely regarded as one of the greatest goals of all time. The BBC described it as a goal that 'combined unfathomable imagination and expert technique'. For fans of The Secret Footballer and Football Manager Stole My Life this no holds barred football memoir is every bit as dramatic and revealing as Roy Keane's classic autobiography. 'The best footballer's autobiography of recent years is probably I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic . . .' Simon Kuper, author of Why England Always Lose 'Eagerly awaited, not least because Ibra seems to be spoiling for a fight on every other page. 'Dynamite' said one Swedish reporter' Daily Mail on I AM ZLATAN
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I Am Zlatan

My Story on and Off the Field

Author: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 9780812986921

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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"This is the story of how a Swedish outsider rose from poverty to become a soccer genius. In his own inimitable style, Zlatan recalls every struggle, every goal, and every training ground bust-up on his journey to dominate the world's top clubs, including Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Barcelona, Milan and Paris Saint-Germain. Full of wicked one-liners and amazing stories, Zlatan lifts the lid on some of the biggest names in football, including Guardiola, Mourinho and Messi. Moving, funny and totally frank, I Am Zlatan is a remarkable story of genuine hardship and unimaginable success. It is unlike any sports autobiography you have ever read"--
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I Am Football

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Author: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: 9780241297155

Category: Soccer

Page: 256

View: 1929

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From the number one bestselling author of I am Zlatan comes . . . I am Football. A photographic journey around planet Zlatan, including interviews with all the key people from his stellar career- Pogba, Mino Raiola, Jose Mourinho, and many others. From Malmo, to becoming the Ligue 1's highest ever goal scorer with Paris Saint-Germain, before on further triumph at Manchester United. Zlatan is Football!
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Hype

Bestsellers and Literary Culture

Author: Jon Helgason,Sara Kärrholm,Ann Steiner

Publisher: Nordic Academic Press

ISBN: 9187675064

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Bestsellers are the books that sell well, are read by large numbers of people, and are widely talked about in the media and among readers. Yet there has been little research on the creation, reception, and cultural and social significance of bestsellers. Recognizing that popular narratives play an important role in the lives of millions of readers, Hype – Bestsellers and Literary Culture looks closely at the literature so many people read. As global market phenomena, situated in between the power spheres of producers and consumers, bestsellers also highlight the interdependency of culture, market, and the individual. This volume addresses such diverse questions as the creation of hype, the role and the meaning of the author in the presentday media landscape, changes in the book trade, historical perspectives on bestselling literature, and the relationship between bestsellers and literary research.
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Talent Development, Existential Philosophy and Sport

On Becoming an Elite Athlete

Author: Kenneth Aggerholm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317686284

Category: Philosophy

Page: 210

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'Why don’t young athletes in sport just quit?’ Starting with this question and drawing on existential philosophy, phenomenology and hermeneutics, Talent Development, Existential Philosophy and Sport seeks a deeper understanding of the experience of being a talented young sportsperson striving to become an elite athlete. As an alternative to conventional approaches to talent development governed by a worldview of instrumental rationality, the book introduces key ideas from educational philosophy to describe talent development through the concept of elite-Bildung. It pursues an existential understanding of developing in sport as a process of freedom, self-transcendence, striving for excellence and building up habits. The book highlights a range of ambiguous and intriguing existential phenomena – most prominently wonder, question, expression, humour and repetition – and reveals an existential layer of meaning within talent development in sport, which can facilitate the process of becoming an elite athlete and give young athletes a number of reasons not to quit. By deepening our understanding of performance and development in sport, and the process of becoming an elite player, this book is important reading for any serious student or researcher working in the philosophy of sport, sports coaching, sports development, sport psychology or applied sport science.
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The Girl in the Spider's Web

Author: David Lagercrantz

Publisher: MacLehose Press

ISBN: 9780857059994

Category:

Page: 448

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THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO IS BACK. Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist have not been in touch for some time. Then Blomkvist is contacted by renowned Swedish scientist Professor Balder. Warned that his life is in danger, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story - and it is a terrifying one. More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder's world-leading advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker. It seems that Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters - and a violent criminal conspiracy that will very soon bring terror to the snowbound streets of Stockholm, to the Millennium team, and to Blomkvist and Salander themselves.
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The Fall of Man in Wilmslow

The Death and Life of Alan Turing

Author: David Lagercrantz

Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781101946695

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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From the author of the #1 best seller The Girl in the Spider's Web--an electrifying thriller that begins with Alan Turing's suicide, and then opens out to take in a young detective's awakening to painful secrets about his own life and the life of his country. It's 1954. Several English nationals have defected to the USSR, while a witch-hunt for homosexuals rages across Britain. In these circumstances, no one is surprised when a mathematician by the name of Alan Turing is found dead in his home: it is widely assumed that he committed suicide, unable to cope with the humiliation of a criminal conviction for homosexuality. But young detective sergeant Leonard Corell, who had always dreamed of a career in higher mathematics, suspects greater forces are involved. In the face of opposition from his superiors, he begins to assemble the pieces of a puzzle that lead him to one of the most closely guarded secrets of the war: the Bletchley Park operation to crack the Nazis' Enigma code. But he is also about to be rocked by two startling developments in his own life, one of which will find him being pursued as a threat to national security...
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Continuing THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO/MILLENNIUM series

The Girl in the Spider's Web; The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye; The Girl Who Lived Twice

Author: David Lagercrantz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529411033

Category: Fiction

Page: 1312

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David Lagercrantz's bestselling trilogy continues the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, the crime phenomenon that thrilled tens of millions of readers around the world. In The Girl in the Spider's Web, Blomkvist is contacted by a renowned Swedish scientist, Professor Balder, who fears that his life is in danger. He wants Millennium to publish his story. Balder's world-leading research in Artificial Intelligence has made him a target of ruthless cyber gangsters - and a violent criminal conspiracy that will bring terror to the snowbound streets of Stockholm, and to Blomkvist and Salander themselves. In The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, Lisbeth Salander is an unstoppable force. From inside a corrupt prison run largely by the inmates, she will stand up for what she believes in, whatever the cost. Blomkvist is given a lead for an important exposé for Millennium which could unlock the facts of Salander's childhood, somehow connected with the memory of a woman with a blazing birthmark that looked as if it had been burned by a dragon's fire . . . In The Girl Who Lived Twice Salander has fresh outrage to avenge. She follows the scorched trail of her twin sister to Moscow. Blomkvist fears for her safety, but he should be more concerned for himself. The murder of a homeless man on the streets of Stockholm has drawn him into a conspiracy that scales the heights of Everest and plunges to the depths of Russia's criminal underworld. And now Lisbeth will face her nemesis. For the girl with the dragon tattoo, the personal is always political - and ultimately deadly.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Author: Adrian Besley

Publisher: Rosen Young Adult

ISBN: 9781725340251

Category: Soccer players

Page: 64

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has risen to the top of soccer stardom with his remarkable performances in numerous top-tier soccer clubs throughout Europe, including Barcelona, Paris St-Germain, and Manchester United. The Swedish superstar has won Man of the Match awards at the UEFA European Championships and been crowned Sweden's Footballer of the Year ten times. He's also fluent in five languages, and along with his impressive soccer skills, his charisma and insight have made him even more popular with his internationally widespread fan base. Readers will witness Zlatan's journey through bright, action-packed photographs and riveting text detailing an inspirational roster of Zlatan's accomplishments, techniques, and jaw-dropping goals.
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