Sporting Anecdotes:Being anecdotal annals descriptions tales and incidents of horse-racing betting card-playing pugilism gambling cock-fighting pedestrianism fox-hunting angling shooting and other sports James Glass Bertram
Nimrod´s Hunting Tours Interspersed With Charateristic Anecdotes Sayings And Doings Of Sporting Men - Including Notices Of The Principle Crack Riders Of england With Analytical Contents And General Index Of Names To Which Are Added Nimrod´s Letters On: Charles James Apperley
Sporting Society:Sporting chat and sporting memories - stories humorous and curious - wrinkles of the field and the race-course - anecdotes of the stable and the kennel - with numerous practical notes on shooting and fishing - Vol. 2 Randolph Caldecott/ Fox Russell
Sporting Society:Sporting chat and sporting memories; stories humorous and curious; wrinkles of the field and the race-course - anecdotes of the stable and the kennel - with numerous practical notes on shooting and fishing - Vol. 1 Randolph Caldecott/ Fox Russell
The much-loved chronicler and observer of all that is unusual, John Timbs describes a selection of the oddest sights and anecdotes of the 18th and 19th centuries.The Wonder of All the Wonders That the World Ever Wondered AtThe Princess CarabooFat Folks: Lambert and BrightA Cure for CorpulenceEpitaphs on Fat FolksCount Borulawski, the Polish DwarfThe Irish GiantBirth ExtraordinaryWilliam Hutton’s Strong WomanWildman and his BeesLord Stowell’s Love of SightseeingJohn Day and Fairlop FairA Princely HoaxSir John Waters’ EscapeColonel Mackinnon’s Practical JokingA Gourmand PhysicianDick England the GamblerBrighton Races 30 Years SinceColonel MellishDoncaster EccentricsWalking StewartYouthful Days of the Hon. Grantly BerkeleyWhat became of the Seven Dials 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000126/bk_redd_000126_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Best Australian Yarns is a substantial and definitive work collected from memory, mates, word of mouth and decades of researching popular Aussie culture and history. Including oft-told legendary yarns, reminiscences from the shearing shed, tall stories from the bush, sporting yarns, railway yarns, stories from the world of show business, digger yarns from both world wars, convict and bushranger yarns and anecdotes from the colonial days, yarns from shanties and gold rushes, ghost stories, bunyips and yowies, hauntings, and weird happenings. Jim Haynes and many of the best yarn spinners in Australia are close mates and happy to share their material. Many yarns came Jim´s way while collecting stories for his previous books on Aussie railways, trucking stories, drinking stories and working in broadcasting on small radio stations in the bush and for the ABC radio program ´Australia All Over´. While the stories range from poignant to hilarious many simply describe unusual coincidences and strange occurrences with a refreshing understatement that vividly evokes a vanishing Australia where looking for a good laugh was a key component of a cheekier national character. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Haynes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002089/bk_boli_002089_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book by the well-known author of Modern Chess Strategy makes a unique contribution chess literature. Added to the purely technical contents are a number of features which make the book interesting even for those readers who do not actually play the game but are merely attracted to its sporting background. There are chapters on Chess amenities, on the relation of chess to Science and Fine Art, on the psychological aspect of tournament Chess, etc. which form a vivid frame for the more technical parts. The examples from actual tournament games are interwoven by anecdotes about some of the great masters and by reminiscences of the authors personal encounters with them. Chess for Fun and Chess for Blood is the First Illustrated Chess Book. The drawings interpreting the game and its men are by the noted painter, Maximilian Mopp. Many readers will especially prize his portrait of Emanuel Lasker. General strategic principles rather than analyses requiring memorizing are stressed throughout the book, so that even a beginner or a player of moderate experience can understand the discussion. This method of teaching is unquestionably the most interesting and most effective, because it makes the student think for himself rather than absorb uncritically the analysis of others.
Written by a highly respected fitness journalist, Mindful Running offers an engaging and highly practical guide to how mindfulness can both optimise sporting performance and improve general health. The benefits of mindfulness for general well-being have been discussed extensively, but little has been written about how mindfulness can be applied to running. In this book, leading health and fitness journalist Mackenzie L. Havey explores how combining mindfulness with running can not only improve sporting performance but can also enhance overall health. Through easy-to-understand explanations, Mindful Running reveals how runners can benefit from meditative practices and positive thinking and how the rhythmic breathing, physical effort and focus on training can aid mindfulness. This in turn can help prevent injuries, enhance personal bests and improve the runner´s psychological strength and life balance. Havey´s grounded approach to the subject takes the user through a series of straightforward but effective exercises designed to increase self-awareness, develop concentration and improve endurance. With clear explanations of the physiological and psychological processes, supported by anecdotes and expert contributions from athletes, coaches and sport scientists, this book is an inspiring and invaluable guide for runners of all levels. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate McCabe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030516/bk_adbl_030516_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the New York Jets´ historic achievement, a nostalgic, inside look from the men who composed the team behind Joe Namath’s Super Bowl III win, filled with exclusive insights and stories from the surviving players, coaches, and management of that championship team whose victory changed the landscape of American football.On January 12, 1969, the New York Jets astonished the nation when they beat the favored Baltimore Colts to win Super Bowl III. The key to the Jets’ success was quarterback Joe Namath, whose superstar talent, revolutionary personality, cockiness, and charm made him an instant celebrity. But Namath didn’t do it alone.In Beyond Broadway Joe, the members of that legendary team share for the first time their often funny, sometimes poignant, and always perceptive personal stories and memorable anecdotes about the Super Bowl team, its players and coaches, and that legendary win. They reminisce about how they became Jets, their success on the gridiron - 10 of them were AFC All Stars that magical year of 1968 - and reveal for the first time the tactic Namath used to frustrate the Baltimore Colts’ defense. They speak about their reactions to Namath’s ´´guarantee´´ of a Jets´ Super Bowl victory, and how the ´´39 Forgotten´´ Jets behind him enabled Joe to fulfill that boast. Furthermore, Lederer has interviewed members of the Baltimore team, to provide a 360-degree account of the game that changed it all.The Jets players reflect on their evolution from a team considered part of a ´´Mickey Mouse´´ league, through the sudden transformation caused by the signing and introduction of Joe Namath on America’s sporting scene. The audiobook explains from different angles - including Jets’ game plans - why Jets’ coaches and players were supremely confident going into Super Bowl III. Written by a lifelong Jets’ fan, Beyond Broadway Joe captures memories - and through never- 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Chamberlain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007881/bk_harp_007881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.