Biography & Autobiography: Sport


"This Simple Game"

The Footballing Life of Ken Barnes

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Ken Barnes was regarded as one of the finest footballers of his generation. During a career with Manchester City, he appeared in the FA Cup finals of 1955 and 1956 and later captained the club. He went on to serve under every City manager as either a coach or chief scout from Joe Mercer to Joe Royle. This is the story of Ken's life in football. With colour and b&w photos. Hardback, 190 pages. Size: 225 x 145 mm. Weight: 416g.
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ISBN:  1901746496
Publisher:  Empire Publications Ltd
Date:  2005  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Biography & Autobiography: Sport

"Willie Maley"

The Man Who Made Celtic

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The Man Who Made Celtic. Besides playing for Celtic in the early years of the club, Willie Maley was also the Glasgow side's first manager and built and managed the team that took six Championships in a row in the years before the First World War. With illustrations, facsims., ports.. Paperback, Weight: 505g.
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ISBN:  075243229X
Publisher:  The History Press Ltd
Date:  2004  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Biography & Autobiography: Sport

"Wor Al"

A Fans' Tribute to Alan Shearer

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With a total of 409 goals in 733 top-level games - Alan Shearer's record speaks for itself. Serving as a tribute to this England hero and Geordie legend, this book looks at Alan's brilliant career through the eyes of fanzine, website and terrace writers. It contains more than 30 features, along with illustration sketches by Tony O'Donnell. With 4 x b&w. Paperback, 192 pages. Size: 234 x 153 mm. Weight: 505g.
Author:  (Brown, Paul, ed.)
ISBN:  0955218330
Publisher:  Tonto Books
Date:  2006  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Biography & Autobiography: Sport

"On Being John Mcenroe"

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"Yellow Jersey Shorts" series; Talking to John McEnroe, his friends and his rivals, and drawing on a range of references, Tim Adams presents a book that is both a fan's-eye portrait of one of the most vivid players to pick up a tennis racket and a study of the idea of sporting obsession. Hardback, 128 pages. Size: 170 x 110 mm. Weight: 168g.
Author:  Adams, Tim
ISBN:  0224069616
Publisher:  Vintage
Date:  2003  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Biography & Autobiography: Sport

"Bogota Bandit"

The Outlaw Life of Charlie Mitten - Manchester United's Penalty King

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"Mainstream Sport" series; Giggs, Cantona, Law, Charlton and Best - all seem obvious candidates for the accolade of Manchester United's Penalty King. But none came close to the record of the man the FA once admitted was the greatest outside-left England never had: Charlie Mitten. 2. Paperback, 256 pages. Size: 198 x 129 mm. Weight: 240g.
Author:  Adamson, Richard
ISBN:  1845960653
Publisher:  Mainstream Publishing
Date:  2005  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Biography & Autobiography: Sport

"Growing Up With Subbuteo"

My Dad Invented the World's Greatest Football Game

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My Dad Invented the World's Greatest Football Game. Mark Adolph is the son of the man who in the 1950s invented Subbuteo, the table football game that became an obsession for millions of small boys and their fathers! That generation are now between 30 and 60 and, with the game just being relaunched, many of the first generation will be able to introduce their sons to its delights. Paperback, 224 pages. Size: 129 x 198 mm. Weight: 505g.
Author:  Adolph, Mark
ISBN:  1899807403
Publisher:  Sportsbooks Ltd
Date:  2006  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Biography & Autobiography: Sport

"Twenty20 Vision"

My Life and Inspiration

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Mushtaq Ahmed made his Test debut for Pakistan in 1989 and was largely responsible for reviving the art of leg spin. When injury and the temptations of a Western lifestyle seemed likely to bring misery, he embraced Islam and the course of his life was dramatically changed. This book presents the story of a great sportsman who almost lost it all. With colour plates. Hardback, 244 pages. Weight: 788g.
Author:  Ahmed, Mushtaq Sibson, Andrew
ISBN:  0413776255
Publisher:  Methuen Publishing Ltd
Date:  2006  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Biography & Autobiography: Sport

"Ally McCoist"

Portrait of a Hero

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Ally McCoist is amongst the finest Scottish goal-scorers. This book charts the highs and lows of his career - including a couple of injury-stricken years. It looks at the events that helped to shape his life such as the effect his parents' separation had on him and how he coped when his young son had to undergo several life-saving operations. With ill. Hardback, 384 pages. Weight: 610g.
Author:  Aird, Alistair
ISBN:  1844545687
Publisher:  Blake Publishing
Date:  2008  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Biography & Autobiography: Sport

"The Soul of a Butterfly"

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A touching and timely exploration of this remarkable man's spiritual journey through life. The ultimate mind, body, spirit book by this most respected and well-loved man. Written with warmth and humour, Ali's candid vision of life is both inspirational and wise. New ed. Paperback, 209 pages. Size: 198 x 129 mm. Weight: 377g.
Author:  Ali, Muhammad
ISBN:  0553816462
Publisher:  Transworld Publishers Ltd
Date:  2005  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Biography & Autobiography: Sport

"The Crazy Gang"

The Inside Story of Vinnie, Harry, Fash and Wimbledon Fc

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The untold story of 'The Crazy Gang' - one of the most evocative names in English football over the last 25 years. As a football team, Wimbledon FC represented the last mob in town. Having hurtled through the amateur divisions into English football's top flight, during a ten year run from 1976 to 1986, 'The Crazy Gang' assaulted the game's elite and cracked heads with a spirit that too often resembled a kamikaze attack. This book reveals, for the first time, what really happened during their bloody rise to notoriety and messy tumble from superstar status. With 20 b&w and colour photos. Hardback, 288 pages. Size: 234 x 156 mm. Weight: 671g.
Author:  Allen, Matt
ISBN:  1905156014
Publisher:  Raceform Ltd
Date:  2005  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Biography & Autobiography: Sport

"Where Are They Now?"

Rediscovering Over 100 Football Stars of the 70S and 80S

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They were the playground superstars of yesterday. They played for the love of the game. But they were also the heroic underclass: the rank and file footballer (from Arthur Albiston to Romeo Zondervan) with a Ford Capri and Rod Stewart's haircut. This title looks at the sticker book legends and terrace favourites who disappeared from public view. With 125 b&w & colour photos. Hardback, 256 pages. Size: 160 x 160 mm. Weight: 453g.
Author:  Allen, Matt
ISBN:  1905156421
Publisher:  Raceform Ltd
Date:  2007  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Biography & Autobiography: Sport

"Superscout"

The Ron Jukes Story

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Paperback, Weight: 505g.
Author:  Allman, Geoff
ISBN:  075243070X
Publisher:  The History Press Ltd
Date:  2006  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Biography & Autobiography: Sport

"Lala Amarnath Life and Times"

The Making of a Legend

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The Making of a Legend. With 32pp photos. Hardback, 256 pages. Size: 154 x 236 mm. Weight: 632g.
Author:  Amarnath, Rajinder
ISBN:  1899807551
Publisher:  Sportsbooks Ltd
Date:  2007  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Biography & Autobiography: Sport

"The Gloves"

A Boxing Chronicle

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The Golden Gloves tournament is an American institution that takes centre stage in the amateur boxing world. The author took up boxing in his twenties to keep in shape; he thought of entering the 'Gloves', but always put it off. Finally, at the age of 33 - his last year of eligibility - he vowed to fight, even though he was an old man in a sport of teenagers. The author tells his story not as a journalist on assignment but as a man in the midst of one of the great adventures of his life. New ed. Paperback, 336 pages. Size: 198 x 129 mm. Weight: 505g.
Author:  Anasi, Robert
ISBN:  1840188898
Publisher:  Mainstream Publishing
Date:  2004  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Biography & Autobiography: Sport

"Life and Limb"

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Jamie Andrew's survival and rescue after five nights trapped by a ferocious storm meant that he had to come to terms the loss of all his limbs to frostbite. Since the accident, Jamie has e learnt to walk (and run) on his prosthetic legs, to ski, snowboard, paraglide - and even take up mountaineering again. With 8 colour photos. New ed. Paperback, 320 pages. Size: 195 x 130 mm. Weight: 244g.
Author:  Andrew, Jamie
ISBN:  0749950528
Publisher:  Piatkus Books
Date:  2005  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Biography & Autobiography: Sport

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