The Life of Senna

Author: Tom Rubython

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990619963

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

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This book is about the life of Ayrton Senna, the three times Formula One world champion. It is the first proper story of a man the world revered and whose like will never be seen again. In this first full account of the life of Senna, the author and his collaborators examine each detail of the driving maestro's life - from his earliest days to his first race, his pole positions and his world championships - as well as his death and its aftermath. It is a story that has never been fully or properly told, and it is a story that needed to be told.

More than Cricket and Football

Author: Joel Nathan Rosen,Maureen M. Smith

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496809890

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

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Given the presumed dominance of American sport, many fans throughout the hemisphere find it difficult to envision the role of sport beyond the confines of their own continent. And yet, world sport consists of so much more than the games Americans play and so much more than the stereotype of cricket for the elite and football for the working class. As worldwide sport continues to gain in popularity, we also see parallels to many aspects visible in North American sport, particularly celebrity and all its trappings and pitfalls. The success of athletes from other countries in basketball and ice hockey, and the proliferation of stars imported and now exported to and from North America, provides some better examples of sport's international power. It also creates a very new kind of sport celebrity, albeit one that often shows a rather limited reach beyond that star's own country or continent. Thus, rather than focusing on the Western Hemisphere, this collection of some of world sport's most heralded celebrities (including stars of Motocross, surfing, distance running, and more) serves as a sort of passport to many places that make up our global sporting environment.

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0760363218

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Shunt

Author: Tom Rubython

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990619970

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 800

View: 2641


Shunt tells the story of James Hunt's life, his victories on the track, the girls he loved and lost and the huge amounts of money he earned and spent. No stone has been left unturned, no fact too small to include, including his lifelong devotion to dogs and budgerigars. It is the first proper story of a man loved by all those that knew him well but despised by people who did not understand the rules by which he lived his life. It is a story of a man whose like will almost certainly never be seen again.

A Year in the Life of Ancient Egypt

Author: Donald P. Ryan

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1789293669

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Spend a year in the company of the ancient Egyptians, during the twenty-sixth and final year of the reign of Amenhotep II (c.1400 BC), which saw a royal transition bringing Thutmose IV to the throne of Upper and Lower Egypt. While builders from the secluded village of royal tomb workers rush to complete Amenhotep's tomb, and craftsmen labour to finish the numerous extravagant objects to accompany the god-king in his burial, most Egyptians go about their daily lives in ways unchanged for eons. Following the Egyptian calendar year, which was divided into three seasons (flooding, sowing and harvest), we will meet a farmer and his family, an embalmer, an artisan, a royal physician, a priest and even a royal wife as they live their lives in Thebes and Memphis during the eighteenth dynasty of the New Kingdom in this remarkable year in ancient Egyptian history.

Ayrton Senna

Author: Mario Donnini

Publisher: Giorgio Nada Editore Srl

ISBN: 9788879115940

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 1757


20 years after his tragic, fatal accident at Imola on May 1st 1994, Ayrton Senna is still one of the most beloved figures in Formula 1 racing. Ayrton Senna: A Life in Pictures is a meticulous and emotionally charged journey through Senna's life via hundreds of captivating color photos that allow the reader to relive his remarkable career. From his humble beginning racing karts and lesser formulae, through his rapid rise in Formula 1 - first with Toleman, then Lotus (with whom he won his first Grand Prix) - and finally his defining moments at McLaren, where he won three F1 World Championships between 1988 and 1993. Ayrton Senna: A Life in Picturesbinds together Senna's many accomplishments on the track with new revelations, anecdotes, confidences and stories by those who knew him well. A jolt of nostalgic adrenaline to those who remember Senna's fascinating life and tragic death, and a compelling new look at a brilliant racer for those who weren;t fortunate enough to witness Senna's remarkable accomplishments first hand.

Ayrton Senna

Author: Christopher Hilton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781318065

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Page: 192

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Ayrton Senna details and profiles the extraordinary life of this beloved Formula 1 race car driver with expertly written text, historic photographs, and interactive memorabilia. During his lifetime, Brazilian Formula 1 racing champion Ayrton Senna was widely recognized as a leader in his sport, a pioneer in driving technique, ahard racer and a compassionate man. Since his fatal crash during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, Senna's remarkable career and humanitarian outlook have continued to inspire the world. Since his death the Ayrton Senna Institute, his most important legacy, has helped educate more than 7.8 million Brazilian children. The Senna family has opened its archives, sharingnever-before-seen photographs of private moments at home and at the racetrack. A true collector's item this book also includes special ephemera from Senna's life: readers can pull out and examine replicas of his baptism certificate, handwritten letters and race agendas, a keepsake formal photo, autographed team stickers, and more than 20 other special items. In exclusive interviews, Senna's family and teammates sharepersonal anecdotes and favourite memories from a life truly lived at full speed. Fully illustrated and uniquely interactive, Ayrton Senna: A Life Lived at Full Speed will be a cherished addition to any fan's collection.

And God Created Burton

Author: Tom Rubython

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990619949

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 800

View: 8608


And God Created Burton is the first complete biography of Richard Burton, a welsh miner who conquered Hollywood. The biography examines every facet of Burton's life and it is the tale of a unique actor whose prowess uniquely spanned theatre, film and television. He was an extraordinary man, who had three fathers, three mothers, seven brothers, six sisters and four wives, and loved them all. His achievements were considered all the greater as they were accomplished in the era of such great British actors as Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud as well as great American stars such as Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable and Cary Grant. But he could have achieved even more if it had not been for his addiction to alcohol which stayed with him right to the end of his days, eventually killing him and tarnishing an otherwise extraordinary career.