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Hope Solo, World Cup Soccer Goalkeeper - Biogra...
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ABOUT THE BOOK Hope Solo is arguably the best goalkeeper in women's soccer today. And even though her sporting talent, by itself, has made her internationally famous, she is also increasingly gaining celebrity status for her appearances on television on numerous entertainment shows, as well as her adventurous magazine photo shoots. But let's for a moment stick to sport, where she made her name. If a women's soccer manager were asked to select the USA women's national soccer team, the first name on their team sheet would most likely be Hope Solo, arguably the best player the women's game has ever seen. MEET THE AUTHOR Abdul Montaqim is a journalist, based in London, and has been working in the media since 1989. Among the more well known titles he has written for are The Guardian newspaper, Time Out magazine and the International Business Times website. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Hope Amelia Solo was born on July 30, 1981, in the small city of Richland, in Benton County, which is in the US state of Washington. Richland has an estimated total population of below 50,000. And perhaps because of its relatively limited size, Hope had more opportunities to excel in her chosen activities. But it must be said that even in a city 10 times the size of Richland, she still would have stood out. It's just that cities like Richland, with their small populations can sometimes act as incubators for talents such as Solo's. It's a fact that towns where a talented group of children grow up playing a particular sport often produce a higher number of excellent players in that sport. It's something to do with dedication, healthy competition and a relatively closed, conducive environment. Buy a copy to keep reading!

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The years 1953-54 were marked by the conquests of two unattainable peaks - Mount Everest and the Four Minute Mile. But the dream of setting a new track record for this distance started as early as the 1880s, by the American Lon Myers, a stick-thin hypochondriac who was sick before and after every race, yet still held every US record from 50 yards to the mile. By 1902 a record of 4 minutes and 16 seconds was set by the Englishman Joe Binks, an amateur runner who in his spare time worked as a journalist and writer. And again in 1923 the world inched ever closer to the elusive four minute record thanks to Paavo Nurmi, the 'Phantom Finn', who won nine Olympic gold medals and set so many world records that statisticians are still arguing over the total. Finally, in 1945, when the Swede Gunder 'the Wonder' Haegg ran the mile in 4'01.4 the world knew at last that it was on the brink of conquering the Everest of all sports. But it wasn't until three Englishmen teamed up and took on the challenge as one that they succeeded in accomplishing what was described as the most significant sporting achievement of the twentieth century. This is the story of the long quest for the 'Magic Mile', almost two hundred years in the making. The methods the runners used, the secrets they uncovered, were passed like a baton through the generations, until the quest reached its climax on the 6th May 1954, when Roger Bannister, Christopher Chataway and Chris Brasher united to achieve the impossible.

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A Cabinet of Greek Curiosities
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The ancient Greeks were a wonderful people. They gave us democracy, drama, and philosophy, and many forms of art and branches of science would be inconceivable without their influence. And yet, they were capable of the most outlandish behavior, preposterous beliefs, and ludicrous opinions. Like its companion volume, A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities, this is an uproarious miscellany of odd stories and facts, culled from a lifetime of teaching ancient Greek civilization. In some ways, the book demonstrates how much the Greeks were like us. Politicians were regarded as shallow and self-serving; overweight people resorted to implausible diets; Socrates and the king of Sparta used to entertain their children by riding around on a stick pretending it was a horse. Of course, their differences from us are abundantly documented too and the book may leave readers with a few incredulous questions. To ward off evil, were scapegoats thrown down from cliffs, though fitted out with feathers and live birds to give them a sporting chance of survival? Did a werewolf really win the boxing event at the Olympic Games? Were prisoners released on bail so that they could enjoy dramatic festivals? Did anyone really believe that Pythagoras flew about on a magic arrow? Other such mysteries abound in this quirky and richly illustrated journey into the 'glory that was Greece.' 'The loveliest thing on the black earth.' Sappho of Lesbos 'Well worth getting a copy.' Pisistratus of Athens 'Meticulously written, a must for every library.' Ptolemy of Alexandria 'Unputdownable.' Atlas the Titan 'Fantastic! Incredible!' Cassandra, priestess of Apollo 'The ideal gift.' Laocoon of Troy 'Not too long.' Callimachus of Cyrene 'I find something new every time I dip in.' Archimedes of Syracuse

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Hope Solo, World Cup Soccer Goalkeeper - Biogra...
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ABOUT THE BOOK Hope Solo is arguably the best goalkeeper in women's soccer today. And even though her sporting talent, by itself, has made her internationally famous, she is also increasingly gaining celebrity status for her appearances on television on numerous entertainment shows, as well as her adventurous magazine photo shoots. But let's for a moment stick to sport, where she made her name. If a women's soccer manager were asked to select the USA women's national soccer team, the first name on their team sheet would most likely be Hope Solo, arguably the best player the women's game has ever seen. MEET THE AUTHOR Abdul Montaqim is a journalist, based in London, and has been working in the media since 1989. Among the more well known titles he has written for are The Guardian newspaper, Time Out magazine and the International Business Times website. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Hope Amelia Solo was born on July 30, 1981, in the small city of Richland, in Benton County, which is in the US state of Washington. Richland has an estimated total population of below 50,000. And perhaps because of its relatively limited size, Hope had more opportunities to excel in her chosen activities. But it must be said that even in a city 10 times the size of Richland, she still would have stood out. It's just that cities like Richland, with their small populations can sometimes act as incubators for talents such as Solo's. It's a fact that towns where a talented group of children grow up playing a particular sport often produce a higher number of excellent players in that sport. It's something to do with dedication, healthy competition and a relatively closed, conducive environment. Buy a copy to keep reading!

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Chromecast: Incredibly Useful Guidelines for Ch...
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Chromecast is a television streaming stick that will change your life. There are so many wonderful things that you can do with Chromecast that once you read this book and learn about all of the features your entire life will be changed. You no longer have to pay over 100 dollars each month just to watch your favorite shows and sporting events. Now with the technology that is available in a Chromecast TV streaming stick, you can watch all of your favorite shows whenever you want, you can turn your TV into a smart TV! This book is going to help you understand all of the wonderful things that you can do with your Chromecast streaming stick, including: - How you can watch all of your favorite television shows via Chromecast. Including all of the past seasons as well as the current episodes - How you can play hundreds of games on your Chromecast, and bring excitement to family night and nights with your friends - How you can via Chromecast receive all types of freebies each and every month that will enhance your experience - How you can watch the movies that are currently playing in theaters right in your living room for a fraction of the price of going to the theater

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