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10 Years, 13 Seconds
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10 Years 13 Seconds is the story of Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor´s emergence as arguably the most compelling sporting figure of the past decade. An explosive 13 second demolition of reigning UFC champion Jose Aldo at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on December 12th, 2015, marked the completion of McGregor´s journey from welfare to world champ. This short biography outlines McGregor´s rise to fame and fortune, details the people and environment that forged his unique character, and explains for the general reader why the fast growing and often brutal sport of MMA is set to eclipse boxing on the world stage.

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Stand: Nov 11, 2018
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Ali: A Life
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BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR. SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE 2017. SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR. WINNER OF THE PEN/ESPN AWARD FOR LITERARY SPORTS WRITING. THE TIMES SPORTS BOOK AWARDS BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR. The most comprehensive and definitive biography of Muhammad Ali that has ever been published, based on more than 500 interviews with those who knew him best, with many dramatic new discoveries about his life and career. When the frail, trembling figure of Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic flame in Atlanta in 1996, a TV audience of up to 3 billion people was once again gripped by the story of the world´s most famous sporting icon. The man who had once been reviled for his refusal to fight for his country and for his fast-talking denunciation of his opponents was now almost universally adored, the true cost of his astonishing boxing career clear to see. In Jonathan Eig´s ground-breaking biography , backed up with much detailed new research specially commissioned for this book, we get a stunning portrait of one of the most significant personalities of the second half of the twentieth century. We are not only taken inside the ring for some of the most famous bouts in boxing history, we also learn about his personal life, his finances, his faith and the moments when the first signs of his physical decline began to show. Ali was a symbol of freedom and courage, a hero to many, but this is also a very personal story of a warrior who vanquished every opponent but was finally brought down by his own stubborn refusal to quit. An epic tale of a fighter who became the world´s most famous pacifist, Ali: A Life does full justice to an extraordinary man. ´ Ali: A Life is the business - 640 pages of patient scholarship and intelligent reassessment written in crackly prose´ Giles Smith, The Times ´[A] richly researched, sympathetic yet unsparing portrait ... Ali: A Life is an epic of a biography´ Joyce Carol Oates, New York Times

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Stand: Oct 26, 2018
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Ali: A Life
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE. SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR. THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR. WINNER OF THE PEN/ESPN AWARD FOR LITERARY SPORTS WRITING. THE TIMES SPORTS BOOK AWARDS BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR. The most comprehensive and definitive biography of Muhammad Ali that has ever been published, based on more than 500 interviews with those who knew him best, with many dramatic new discoveries about his life and career. When the frail, trembling figure of Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic flame in Atlanta in 1996, a TV audience of up to 3 billion people was once again gripped by the story of the world´s most famous sporting icon. The man who had once been reviled for his refusal to fight for his country and for his fast-talking denunciation of his opponents was now almost universally adored, the true cost of his astonishing boxing career clear to see. In Jonathan Eig´s ground-breaking biography , backed up with much detailed new research specially commissioned for this book, we get a stunning portrait of one of the most significant personalities of the second half of the twentieth century. We are not only taken inside the ring for some of the most famous bouts in boxing history, we also learn about his personal life, his finances, his faith and the moments when the first signs of his physical decline began to show. Ali was a symbol of freedom and courage, a hero to many, but this is also a very personal story of a warrior who vanquished every opponent but was finally brought down by his own stubborn refusal to quit. An epic tale of a fighter who became the world´s most famous pacifist, Ali: A Life does full justice to an extraordinary man. ´ Ali: A Life is the business - 640 pages of patient scholarship and intelligent reassessment written in crackly prose´ Giles Smith, The Times ´[A] richly researched, sympathetic yet unsparing portrait ... Ali: A Life is an epic of a biography´ Joyce Carol Oates, New York Times

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Stand: Oct 26, 2018
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The Eternity War: Pariah (eBook, ePUB)
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´A NEW MASTER OF SCIENCE FICTION´ William C. Dietz, author of the Halo tie-in novels ´Jamie Sawyer is easily one of the best military SF writers working today - a must read for anyone who grew up watching Aliens and reading 2000AD´ Gavin Smith, author of The Bastard Legion The Eternity War series is an explosive tale of elite marines, deep-space exploration and warring galactic empires. The soldiers of the Simulant Operations Programme are mankind´s elite warriors. Veterans of a thousand battles across a hundred worlds, they undertake suicidal missions to protect humanity from the insidious Krell Empire and the mysterious machine race known as the Shard. Lieutenant Keira Jenkins is an experienced simulant operative and leader of the Jackals, a team of raw recruits keen to taste battle. They soon get their chance when the Black Spiral terrorist network seizes control of a space station. Yet no amount of training could have prepared the Jackals for the deadly conspiracy they soon find themselves drawn into - a conspiracy that is set to spark a furious new war across the galaxy. Set in the same universe as Jamie Sawyer´s acclaimed Lazarus War novels, The Eternity War series is an explosive tale of elite marines, deep-space exploration and warring galactic empires. Praise for Jamie Sawyer: ´A gripping read that moves at warp speed´ Jack Campbell, author of the Lost Fleet series ´Alien biomechs . . . terrorism, subterfuge and traitors . . . starships sporting particle beam weapons, railguns the size of skyscrapers, laser batteries, missiles . . . This, dear readers, is the good stuff´ Neal Asher, author of the Agent Cormac novels ´Fast-paced and full of action´ SFX ´Gripping, gritty and unsentimental - Sawyer shows us how perilous future war can be´ Michael Cobley, author of Seeds of Earth ´An adrenaline shot of rip-roaring military SF´ Stephen Deas

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Stand: Oct 26, 2018
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Ronnie
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Ronnie is snooker´s most written and talked about player, and its greatest showman. His supreme talent and style have made him the People´s Champion and, as one commentator put it, ´the question is not how much does Ronnie O´Sullivan need snooker, but how much does snooker need Ronnie O´Sullivan?´ At 15, Ronnie became the youngest player to compile a recognised maximum break during the English Amateur Championships. He turned professional in 1992 and won 38 successive matches that year alone. In 1993, at just 17, he became the youngest winner of a world ranking tournament when he defeated Stephen Hendry to win the UK Championships. In 1997 he recorded the fastest 147 break in history - in just 5 minutes and 20 seconds - and has gone on to better that three times. In 2001 he confirmed his legendary status by winning the Embassy World Title. But Ronnie´s autobiography will reveal more just than just the sporting side of the man the BBC speculates ´could become the world´s greatest ever´; it will also be a full and candid account of an extraordinary life. It will tell of the infant who was introduced to legendary snooker clubs at an impossibly early age, of the boy who was taking on and defeating all comers at 12 and frightening off the bookies in the process, of the teenager whose life was decimated when his father and mentor was sent to prison for life; of the man dubbed the ´genius´ of the modern game who regularly threatens to quit the sport to pursue other interests at the grand old age of 28.

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Stand: Oct 26, 2018
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