In Sunshine or in Shadow

Author: Donald McRae

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471163121

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 6999


SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE 'One of the most captivating boxing writers on the planet' Barry McGuigan 'A superb tale...His inspirational story celebrates peace and reconciliation' Daily Telegraph Multi-award-winning author Donald McRae's stunning new book is a powerful tale of hope and redemption across the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland - thanks to boxing. At the height of the Troubles, Gerry Storey ran the Holy Family gym from the IRA's heartland territory of New Lodge in Belfast. Despite coming from a family steeped in the Republican movement, he insisted that it would be open to all. He ensured that his boxers were given a free pass by paramilitary forces on both Republican and Loyalist sides, so they could find a way out of the province's desperate situation. In the immediate aftermath of the 1981 Hunger Strikes, Storey would also visit the Maze prison twice a week to train the inmates from each community, separately. In itself, this would be a heroic story, but Storey went further than that: he became the trainer for world champion Barry McGuigan and Olympian Hugh Russell, who became one of the most famous photographers to document the Troubles. Even with all his success and the support of both sides, Storey still found himself subjected to three bomb attacks from those who were implacably hostile to any form of reconciliation. He also worked with the Protestant boxer Davy Larmour, who fought two bloody battles in the ring against Russell, his Catholic friend. At the same time, in Derry, the British and European lightweight champion Charlie Nash fought without bitterness after his brother was killed and his father was shot on Bloody Sunday – the most infamous day of the conflict. Now, Donald McRae reveals the extraordinary tale of those troubled times. After years of research and intimate interviews with the key characters in this story, he shows us how the violent business of boxing became a haven of peace and hope for these remarkable and compassionate men. In Sunshine or in Shadow is an inspirational story of triumph over adversity and celebrates the reconciliation that can take place when two fighters meet each other in the ring, rather than outside it. '[An] outstanding and important book, Don McRae's powerful storytelling shows the courage of the people of the North' Andy Lee

In Sunshine or In Shadow

Author: David Tossell

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 1909178101

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

View: 6061


Derek Dougan was no ordinary footballer. Here is the definitive account of the flamboyant goalscorer, a contradictory icon with a unique place in the evolution of modern British football. As chairman of the PFA, he fought for freedom of contract; as a club executive he introduced shirt sponsorship; and 'The Doog' saved Wolves from extinction.

In Sunshine Or In Shadow

Author: Charlotte Bingham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409032558

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 2897


Let million copy and Sunday Times bestselling author Charlotte Bingham sweep you away with this sparkling, moving and emotionally charged novel of the complexities of female friendship. If you like Louise Douglas, Dinah Jeffries and Kristin Hannah, you will love this! "Superbly written...A big, fat, cheering up that brings the magic of childhood reading back to life in an adult world" - DAILY MAIL "Smashing" - Prima "Will satisfy all Bingham's fans" - SUNDAY TIMES "Outstanding" -- ***** Reader review "Another excellent read by Charlotte Bingham" -- ***** Reader review *********************************************************************************** EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENTS CAN HAVE LASTING CONSEQUENCES... Brougham is the stateliest of stately homes, but for Lady Artemis Deverill it proves a lonely, loveless place. Eleanor Milligan, born in downtown Boston, knows only poverty and a continuing battle against bullying brothers and a sadistic father. From the moment Artemis and Ellie meet on a liner sailing to Ireland, they are destined to become friends. And when Eleanor's Cousin Rose asks not only Eleanor but also Artemis to stay on at Strand House, County Cork, it marks the start of what is for both of them an idyllic time. But with the arrival of the devastatingly handsome artist, Hugo Tanner, it seems as though nothing will be quite the same. For in the sunlit pre-war summer, all three become emotionally entwined, with startling consequences that threaten to haunt them for the rest of their lives...

In Sunshine and in Shadow

Author: Muriel Tomkins Niemi,Tomkins Niemi Muriel Tomkins Niemi

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 142519060X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 114

View: 5966


Muriel Tomkins, daughter of George Strong Tomkins and Winifred Audrey Staines, was born in 1922 in Montreal, Quebec. She married John Niemi in 1968.

In Sunshine Or in Shadow

Author: Kate Cruise O'Brien,Mary Maher

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780385333351

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4780


Ranging from the Irish countryside to the streets of Dublin to New York City, nineteen short stories about love, marriage, and divorce display the penetrating voices of such Irish writers as Maeve Binchy, Kate Cruise O'Brien, and Mary Gordon. Reprint.

In Sunshine Or in Shadow

Author: Donald McRae

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781471163135

Category:

Page: 384

View: 3024


SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE 'One of the most captivating boxing writers on the planet' Barry McGuigan 'A superb tale...His inspirational story celebrates peace and reconciliation' Daily Telegraph Multi-award-winning author Donald McRae's stunning new book is a powerful tale of hope and redemption across the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland - thanks to boxing. At the height of the Troubles, Gerry Storey ran the Holy Family gym from the IRA's heartland territory of New Lodge in Belfast. Despite coming from a family steeped in the Republican movement, he insisted that it would be open to all. He ensured that his boxers were given a free pass by paramilitary forces on both Republican and Loyalist sides, so they could find a way out of the province's desperate situation. In the immediate aftermath of the 1981 Hunger Strikes, Storey would also visit the Maze prison twice a week to train the inmates from each community, separately. In itself, this would be a heroic story, but Storey went further than that: he became the trainer for world champion Barry McGuigan and Olympian Hugh Russell, who became one of the most famous photographers to document the Troubles. Even with all his success and the support of both sides, Storey still found himself subjected to three bomb attacks from those who were implacably hostile to any form of reconciliation. He also worked with the Protestant boxer Davy Larmour, who fought two bloody battles in the ring against Russell, his Catholic friend. At the same time, in Derry, the British and European lightweight champion Charlie Nash fought without bitterness after his brother was killed and his father was shot on Bloody Sunday - the most infamous day of the conflict. Now, Donald McRae reveals the extraordinary tale of those troubled times. After years of research and intimate interviews with the key characters in this story, he shows us how the violent business of boxing became a haven of peace and hope for these remarkable and compassionate men. In Sunshine or in Shadow is an inspirational story of triumph over adversity and celebrates the reconciliation that can take place when two fighters meet each other in the ring, rather than outside it. '[An] outstanding and important book, Don McRae's powerful storytelling shows the courage of the people of the North' Andy Lee

In Sunshine Or In Shadow

Author: Josh Lanyon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945802560

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8823


Fred Hutchinson and the 1964 Cincinnati Reds

Author: Doug Wilson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786461950

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 226

View: 3185


Fred Hutchinson, the popular manager of the Cincinnati Reds, was at the top of his profession when he was suddenly diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in December 1963. This is the story of Fred Hutchinson and his players as they completed his inspirational final season. In 1964, the Reds battled themselves, their opponents and their emotions to mount a late winning streak which, coupled with the historic collapse of the Phillies, allowed the team to enter the final day with a chance to win the pennant for their stricken manager.

Sunshine and Shadow

Author: James Hickman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 258

View: 9470