Автор: Askwith, Richard Название: Today We Die a Little ISBN: 0224100351 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780224100359 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1929 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDSHORTLISTED FOR THE CROSS SPORTS BOOK AWARDS BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR The definitive biography of one of the greatest, most extraordinary runners and Olympic heroes of all time, from the author of running classic Feet in the Clouds.
Автор: Askwith Richard Название: Feet in the Clouds ISBN: 1781310564 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781781310564 Издательство: Hachette UK Рейтинг: Цена: 1484 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Feet in the Clouds is a chronicle of a masochistic but admirable sporting obsession and an insight into one of the oldest extreme sports.
Czechoslovakia, October 1937. Europe's youngest democracy is on its knees. Millions are mourning the death of the nation's founding father, the saintly Tom s Masaryk. Across the border, the Third Reich is menacing - and plotting to invade.
In the countryside, vast crowds have gathered to watch the threatened nation's most prestigious sporting contest: the Grand Pardubice steeplechase. Notoriously dangerous, the race is considered the ultimate test of manhood and fighting spirit. The Nazis have sent their paramilitary elite--SS officers on a mission to crush the "subhuman Slavs." The local cavalry officers have no hope of stopping them.
But there is one other contestant: a countess riding a little golden mare...
The story of Lata Brandisov is by turns enigmatic and inspiring. Born into privilege, she spent much of her life in poverty. Modest and shy, she refused to accept the constraints society placed on her because of her gender. Instead, with quiet courage, she repeatedly achieved what others said was impossible and rose above scandal to became her nation's figurehead in its darkest hour. Then came retribution...
Unbreakable is a story of endurance and defiance in an age of prejudice, fear, sexism, class hatred, and nationalism. Filled with eccentric aristocrats, socialite spies, daredevil jockeys--and a race so brutal that some consider merely taking part in it a sign of insanity--Unbreakable brings to life a unique hero, and an unforgettable love affair between a woman and a horse.
Автор: Askwith, Richard Название: Unbreakable ISBN: 1787290247 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781787290242 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 2523 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Their mission: to crush - yet again - the "subhuman Slavs". In the background are forces - sexism, class hatred, nationalism - whose shadows darken today`s world too. In the foreground are eccentric aristocrats, socialite spies, daredevil jockeys - and a race so brutal that some consider merely taking part in it a sign of insanity.
Описание: For a decade after the Second World War, Emil Zatopek"the Czech Locomotive"redefined his sport, pushing back the frontiers of what was considered possible in terms of training, record-setting, and medal winning. He won five Olympic medals, set 18 world records, and went undefeated over 10,000 metres for six years. His dominance has never been equaled. And in the darkest days of the Cold War, he stood for a spirit of generous friendship that transcended nationality and politics. Zatopek was an energetic supporter of the Prague Spring in 1968, championing "socialism with a human face" in Czechoslovakia. But for this he paid a high price. After the uprising was crushed by Soviet tanks, the hardline Communists had their revenge. Zatopek was expelled from the army, stripped of his role in national sport, and condemned to years of hard and degrading manual labor: cleaning toilets in a uranium mine. Only the protests of the sporting world saved him from a worse fate. By the time he was rehabilitated in 1989, he was old and broken, a shadow of the man he had been. Based on interviews with people across the world who knew him, as well as his widow, fellow Olympian Dana Zatopkova, journalist Richard Askwith breathes new life into the man and the myth and uncovers a glorious age of athletics and an epoch-defining time in world history. "
Автор: Askwith Richard Название: People Power ISBN: 1785903527 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781785903526 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1584 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Provocations is a ground-breaking new series of short polemics composed by some of the most intriguing voices in contemporary culture and edited by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. Sharp, intelligent and controversial, Provocations provides insightful contributions to the most vital discussions in society today.
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