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Merckx

Author : William Fotheringham
ISBN : 9780224091954
Genre : Cyclists
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What makes a man the greatest of all time? Eddy Merckx is to cycling what Muhammad Ali is to boxing or Pelé to football: quite simply, the best there has ever been. Merckx was a machine. It wasn't just the number of victories (445); it was his remorseless domination that created the legend. He didn't just beat his opponents, he crushed them. But his triumphs only tell half a story that includes horrific injury, a doping controversy and tragedy. He was nicknamed 'The Cannibal' for his insatiable appetite for victory, but the moniker did scant justice to a man who was handsome, sensitive and surprisingly anxious. Britain's leading cycling writer, William Fotheringham, goes back to speak to those who were there at the time and those who knew Merckx best to find out what made Eddy Merckx so invincible.
Category: Cyclists

Merckx Half Man Half Bike

Author : William Fotheringham
ISBN : 9781409018957
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER What makes a man the greatest of all time? Eddy Merckx is to cycling what Muhammad Ali is to boxing or Pelé to football: quite simply, the best there has ever been. Merckx was a machine. It wasn't just the number of victories (445); it was his remorseless domination that created the legend. He didn't just beat his opponents, he crushed them. But his triumphs only tell half a story that includes horrific injury, a doping controversy and tragedy. He was nicknamed 'The Cannibal' for his insatiable appetite for victory, but the moniker did scant justice to a man who was handsome, sensitive and surprisingly anxious. Britain's leading cycling writer, William Fotheringham, goes back to speak to those who were there at the time and those who knew Merckx best to find out what made Eddy Merckx so invincible. 'The full unvarnished of one man’s heaven, and hell, on wheels' Independent
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Put Me Back On My Bike

Author : William Fotheringham
ISBN : 9781446435878
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Discover the story of Britain’s ultimate cyclist and his ill-fated race during the 1967 Tour de France, from the bestselling author of Half Man Half Bike Tom Simpson was an Olympic medallist, world champion and the first Briton to wear the fabled yellow jersey of the Tour de France. He died a tragic early death during the 1967 Tour. A man of contradictions, Simpson was one of the first cyclists to admit to using banned drugs, and was accused of fixing races, yet the dapper 'Major Tom' inspired awe and affection for the obsessive will to win which was ultimately to cost him his life. Put Me Back on My Bike revisits the places and people associated with Simpson to produce the definitive story of Britain's greatest ever cyclist. The fully revised and updated edition of William Fotheringham's classic biography features a new foreword and postscript further exploring the truth behind the legend. ‘The best cycling biography ever written' Velo ‘A beautiful explanation of why Simpson's legend still exerts such a powerful hold’ Sunday Times
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Terry Wogan Is It Me

Author : Terry Wogan
ISBN : 9781446416938
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Terry Wogan was one of Britain's best-loved radio and television celebrities witty, charming and relaxed and undoubtedly captured the nation's heart. Here, Terry tells his life story from his beginnings as a young Limerick boy to his incredible success as an enduring celebrity with shows such as Wogan and The Eurovision Song Contest. Is It Me? is written in Terry's own inimitable style, with self-deprecating humour and a wry take on everyday life. The story is a delightfully observed, light-hearted journey through Terry's personal and professional lives. After reluctantly starting his career in banking, Terry escaped to make a sucessful break into broadcasting with RTE. Fronting Children in Need, Wogan and The Eurovision Song Contest and collecting millions of listeners to his morning BBC 2 radio show, Wake Up To Wogan, he is now the most prolific and popular presenter at the BBC. 'I am sure it's a challenging read' Sir David Frost 'I don't remember him' Jimmy Young
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Roule Britannia

Author : William Fotheringham
ISBN : 9780224092104
Genre : Cyclists
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William Fotheringham's critically acclaimed history of Britons in the Tour de France now fully revised and updated to include Bradley Wiggins' 2012 victory. In 2012 Bradley Wiggins made history by becoming the first Briton ever to win the Tour de France. His compatriot Chris Froome came second while fellow Brits, the 'fastest man on earth' Mark Cavendish and reformed doper David Millar, made sure that between them Britain accounted for 7 of a possible 21 stage wins. Great Britain had conquered the Tour de France. In Roule Britannia, number one bestselling author William Fotheringham, charts British cycling's rise to the top. From the early days of Brian Robinson to Bradley Wiggins's dominant ride via Tom Simpson, Robert Millar, Chris Boardman and many others, Roule Britannia celebrates a nation's love affair with the greatest race of all.
Category: Cyclists

Project Rainbow

Author : Rod Ellingworth
ISBN : 9780571303526
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Twenty years ago, British road cycling was in the doldrums: today it is at the top of the world, thanks to Bradley Wiggins's Tour de France win, Mark Cavendish's Road World title and the dominance of the British squad, Team Sky. Cycling has become that rare beast, a story of British sporting success built from the bottom up. As GB Elite Road Coach and Team Sky's Performance Manager, Rod Ellingworth is one of the chief architects behind that success. Here, for the first time, he tells the story of this amazing journey: the meteoric rise of both teams to the top of the road cycling world, and the four-year campaign that led to Mark Cavendish's historic Road World Championships title in 2011. With an introduction by Mark Cavendish.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Is It Me

Author : Terry Wogan
ISBN : 0563551399
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Custom House People

Author : Joseph Robins
ISBN : UOM:39015028927195
Genre : Customs administration
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The Custom House was completed in 1791 to serve as the headquarters of the Commissioners of Custom and Excise, responsible for collecting customs duties and excise taxes. In the nineteenth century the building also became the center for the Board of Public Works and the Poor Law Commissioners, and later, for the Local Government Board. The inner structure was burned to the ground by the IRA in 1921; after it was rebuilt it again housed the Commissioners of Custom and Excise and the new Department of Local Government and Public Health, with its associated Office of the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages. For two hundred years the building has served as the focal point of local government in Ireland, and as such has seen an interesting mix of public servants and politicians come and go. Short chapters on fifty of these people are included in this book, giving an insight into Irish social history, as well individual personalities.
Category: Customs administration

Troubled Pleasures

Author : Ralph J. Crane
ISBN : UOM:39015040061965
Genre : Fiction
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Troubled Pleasures is a critical re-examination of the fiction of J.G. Farrell, whose work has suffered a generation of literary eclipse. It argues powerfully for his status as a significant twentieth-century novelist.
Category: Fiction

The Ascent Of Man

Author : John F. Henahan
ISBN : UOM:39015008855408
Genre : Science
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Category: Science