Tent Life in Tigerland:With which is incorporated sport and work on the Nepaul frontier, being twelve years´ sporting reminiscences of a pioneer planter in an Indian frontier district James Inglis
In this issue:COMMENT´´Some Nukes´´ by Hendrik Hertzberg: The comeback of nuclear power?THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Cruise Control´´ by Ben McGrath: At home with an ocean liner expert. PROFILES´´After Stevens´´ by Jeffrey Toobin: The Supreme Court´s liberal leader.BOOKS´´Everybody Have Fun´´ by Elizabeth Kolbert: What can policymakers learn from happiness research?THE SPORTING SCENE´´Pioneer´´ by John McPhee: A lacrosse coach´s westward turn.SHOUTS & MURMURS´´Don´t Ask Me´´ by Paul Rudnick: And don´t tell, either.POP MUSIC´´The Long War´´ by Sasha Frere-Jones: Sade soldiers on. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/100317/pe_nyer_100317_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Jerry Moffatt burst onto the scene as a brash 17-year-old, rock climbing had never seen anyone like him before. Fiercely ambitious, even as a boy Moffatt was focused on one thing: being the best in the world. This is the story of his meteoric rise to stardom and how he overcame injury to stay at the top for over two decades. Top sport climber, brilliant competitor, and a pioneer in the new game of bouldering, Moffatt´s story is that of climbing itself in the last 30 years. Yet Jerry Moffatt is more than a dedicated athlete. Travelling the world to fulfill his dreams, his story is a compelling and often hilarious account of the climbing community with all its glories, dangers, and foibles as well as the story of a true sporting legend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stewart Crank. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146744/bk_acx0_146744_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on unlimited access to the Ultimate Fighting Championshipand its rival leagues, Blood in the Cage peers through the chain-link Octagon into the frighteningly seductive world of mixed martial arts, which is exploding in popularity despite resistance from every corner. Wertheim focuses on Pat Miletich, a mixed-martial-arts pioneer and six-time UFC champion, who currently runs the most famous MMA training school in the world. Miletich has Single-handedly transformed a gritty town on the banks of the Mississippi into an unlikely hotbed for his sport. He has also transformed many an average Joe into a walking weapon of destruction. Wertheim intertwines Miletich´s own life story, by turns tragic and triumphant, with the larger story of the unholy rise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, from its controversial, back alley roots to the fastest-growing sporting enterprise in America. For fans of Jeff MacGregor´s Sunday Money and Sam Sheridan´s A Fighter´s Heart, Blood in the Cage takes readers behind the scenes, right down to the mat, from a punch in the kidney to the ping of the cash register, as Wertheim brilliantly exposes the no-holds-barred reality of the blood sport for a new generation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Gigante. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001509/bk_brll_001509_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.