The Story of the World Cup

The Essential Companion to South Africa 2010

Author: Brian Glanville

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571271278

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 464

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The dramatic and controversial history of the world's leading tournament. Brian Glanville's classic account is a celebration of the great players and matches from Uruguay in 1930 to Germany in 2006 - and a bold attack on all those who have mismanaged the 'beautiful game'.
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Sport, War and the British

1850 to the Present

Author: Peter Donaldson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000048365

Category: History

Page: 182

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Spanning the colonial campaigns of the Victorian age to the War on Terror after 9/11, this study explores the role sport was perceived to have played in the lives and work of military personnel, and examines how sporting language and imagery were deployed to shape and reconfigure civilian society’s understanding of conflict. From 1850 onwards war reportage – complemented and reinforced by a glut of campaign histories, memoirs, novels and films – helped create an imagined community in which sporting attributes and qualities were employed to give meaning and order to the chaos and misery of warfare. This work explores the evolution of the Victorian notion that playing-field and battlefield were connected and then moves on to investigate the challenges this belief faced in the twentieth century, as combat became, initially, industrialised in the age of total warfare and, subsequently, professionalised in the post-nuclear world. Such a longitudinal study allows, for the first time, new light to be shed on the continuities and shifts in the way the ‘reality’ of war was captured in the British popular imagination. Drawing together the disparate fields of sport and warfare, this book serves as a vital point of reference for anyone with an interest in the cultural, social or military history of modern Britain.
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Scottish Sporting Legends

Author: Robert Philip

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780571666

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Scotland may not have won a World Cup (yet!), but many of the country’s sportsmen and women are revered as global legends, including Olympic and US Open champion Andy Murray and winner of six Olympic gold medals, Sir Chris Hoy. In football, the likes of Denis Law, ‘Slim’ Jim Baxter and Jimmy ‘Jinky’ Johnstone would not have looked out of place in the canary yellow of Brazil, while managers Sir Matt Busby, Bill Shankly and Jock Stein have become part of football folklore, as has Sir Alex Ferguson in more recent times. Amazingly, Scots have reached the top in just about every major sport: Jim Clark and Sir Jackie Stewart in Formula One; Andy Murray in tennis; Ken Buchanan and Benny Lynch in the boxing ring; Chris Hoy in cycling; sprinters Allan Wells and Eric Liddell on the Olympic track; and, as befits a nation renowned as ‘the home of golf’, Sandy Lyle was recognised as the greatest player on the planet upon winning the Masters in 1988. Scottish sport is the richest of tapestries and in Scottish Sporting Legends the cream of the crop are entertainingly profiled in a revealing collection of pen portraits of stars past and present.
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Football in Sun and Shadow

Author: Eduardo Galeano

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241355362

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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'Football is a pleasure that hurts' This unashamedly emotional history of football is a homage to the romance and drama, spectacle and passion of a 'great pagan mass'. Through stories of superstition, heartbreak, tragedy, luck, heroes and villains, those who lived for football and those who died for it, Eduardo Galeano celebrates the glory of a game that - however much the rich and powerful try to control it - still retains its magic. 'The Uruguayan whose writing got right to the heart of football ... readers were never in doubt of the warmth of the blood running through his veins' Guardian 'Galeano can run rings round our glamorous football intelligentsia' When Saturday Comes 'Stands out like Pele on a field of second-stringers' New Yorker
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The Captains' Tales

Battle for the Ashes

Author: David Fulton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1845969154

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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No one feels the heat of an Ashes battle more than the captains of England and Australia. The weight of national expectation, and more than 120 years of history, is on their shoulders from the moment they walk out to toss a coin and start a Test match that is like no other. The Captains' Tales offers a unique insight into the minds of a generation of captains from two great nations, who share with the reader what it feels like to call the shots in Test cricket's greatest cauldron. From Mike Brearley's cajoling of Ian Botham during the famous summer of 1981 to Ricky Ponting's revenge mission of 2006-07, each Ashes captain from the last quarter-century reveals what made him tick, his vision of where he wanted to take his team and how he handled key characters within the dressing-room. The author, former Kent captain David Fulton, delves behind the scenes for clues about how these sporting generals constructed their battle plans and uses his own experience to determine their strengths and weaknesses as leaders of men. The Captains' Tales will strike a chord not just with cricket lovers but with sporting captains of all abilities and readers who seek a greater insight into the broader issues of management and leadership.
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A Complete History of World Cup Cricket

1975-1999

Author: Mark Browning

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cricket

Page: 352

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Despite the surplus of Limited-Over tournaments in international cricket, there is one event that needs no tampering to increase its value to anyone watching or playing in it. The World Cup established its pre-eminence as the premier Limited-Over cricket event from its inception a quarter of a century ago. Over the gorgeously sunny two weeks in England in June 1975, One-Day International cricket silenced all doubters as it showed itself to be an exciting and meaningful part of the old game. In this masterly book Mark Browning, the esteemed Australian sports journalist, brings us all the facts and figures, not to mention the heroes and villains, that have graced the game throughout its illustrious history.
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The Encyclopedia of British Film

Author: Adjunct Professor at Swinburne Institute of Social Research Brian McFarlane,Anthony Slide

Publisher: Methuen Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 774

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A comprehensive history of the British film industry from its inception to the present day, with minute listings of the producers, directors, actors, and studios behind a century of British cinema. Published in association with the British Film Institute and illustrated with black and white photos of film stars and filmmakers from the 1920s to the present day.
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